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Airline incentive gets county OK

The Allen County commissioners approved a $150,000 contribution agreement Friday with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, part of an initiative to get direct flights to an East Coast travel hub.

The county, along with five other entities, pooled together the $2 million revenue guarantee for American Airlines flights to Philadelphia that will begin in October.

The two-year incentive program will reimburse American Airlines any time during the next two years if revenue expectations are not met.

Others that contributed to the economic development incentive included: U.S. Department of Transportation – $600,000; city of Fort Wayne – $600,000; Greater Fort Wayne Inc./Airport Authority – $500,000; Indiana Economic Development Corp. – $100,000; and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership – $50,000.

Paper shredding free today at iAB

Free document shredding is being offered from 9 to 11 a.m. today at three iAB Financial Bank locations. The goal, bank officials said, is to help anyone in the community dispose of sensitive personal documents while protecting the information from potential identity thieves.

The participating iAB branches are 118 E. Ludwig Road, Fort Wayne; 1405 Baker Place, Bluffton; and 2845 Guilford St., Huntington.

A professional shredding service will destroy submitted documents.

Meetings slated to discuss sewer rates

A series of meetings are set to begin next week to update residents on proposed sewer rate hikes over the next five years. The hikes will occur to pay for projects aimed at preventing sewage overflows into the city’s rivers.

Three public meetings will be held:

•6:30 p.m. Monday, Omni Room in the basement of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

•6:30 p.m. Wednesday, McMillen Park Community Center, 3900 Abbott St.

•6:30 p.m. July 14, Northrop High School – Bruin Room, enter door No. 3, 7001 Coldwater Road

– Journal Gazette