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Vehicles travel both directions Monday on Ewing Street, just south of the St. Marys River at Superior Street, as part of the traffic realignment in anticipation of the roundabout project. The five-pronged roundabout will connect Fairfield, Ewing, Superior and Wells streets and will establish permanent two-way traffic on Fairfield and Ewing.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, August 12

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

1. You may want to take an umbrella with you today. We have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. When it's not raining, it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

2. Washington Boulevard has lane restrictions between Ewing Street and Broadway, today, Aug. 12, and Aug. 13. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

3. Local stories you might want to read ...

* The St. Joe Center Road Kroger store is expanding into a Marketplace.

* Frank Gray explains that even though Ebola is deadly, there are other diseases even deadlier.

* As shooting story changes, police ask girl, 9

* The Our Story Project, a narrative to market our area by telling the region's story, is soliciting stories.

* Pastor at north-side megachurch leaving

4. On the local sports scene ...

* Justin A. Cohn writes about Saint Francis University's opening day of football camp.

* The Komets sign a big defenseman for the 2014-15 season.

5. For your information ...

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* On this date in 1939, the classic MGM movie musical "The Wizard of Oz," had its world premiere in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, three days before opening in Hollywood. Actress Maggie Lawson, retired tennis star Pete Sampras and rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot are among the many notables sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

*Let’s celebrate:

National Vinyl Records Day

National Julienne Fries Day

National Middle Child's Day