You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Local

  • Veterans give medical staff piece of their mind in forum
    Not long into Wednesday night’s Listening Post for military veterans, an audience member complained about another person’s lengthy gripe that had interrupted a speaker.
  • EACS estimates tax rate, budget decrease
    East Allen County Schools officials are estimating that next year’s school tax rate will dip by about a penny per $100 assessed value, while the general budget will decrease by about 1.4 percent.
  • Eagle Marsh project gets 1 bid
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources received a single bid Wednesday for a construction project aimed at preventing Asian carp from migrating through Fort Wayne and reaching the Great Lakes.Fleming Excavating Inc.
Advertisement
Ben Mikesell The Journal Gazette
Elvis impersonator Greg Hevel dances with Heritage Park employee Glenda Rowe at a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday. Hevel has been dancing at the event at Heritage Park for seven years, raising awareness for Alzheimer's.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, August 14

1. Today will be a great day for outdoor activities. Expect sunshine, with a high near 74. Click here for an extended forecast.

2. The closure of Fairfax Avenue from Buell Drive to McClellan Street ends today, Aug. 14. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

3. The JG ran a bunch of interesting and informative stories in today's paper. Here are a few you might want to read.

* Vera Bradley is ending the second shift at its New Haven facility.

* Frank Gray informs us that Fort Wayne is ranked as the 14th-best urban area to retire.

* IPFW's Omnibus lecture series will have 3 famed speakers this season.

* A semi driver died in a crash on US 30

* A local 11-year-old is invited to play in the Pokemon World Championships in Washington, D.C.

4. Here are a few things happening on the local sports scene.

* TinCaps fall to Lugnuts 3-2 Wednesday night. Click here

* The JG's Chris Goff reports that Everett Golson will be Notre Dame's starting quarterback - at least in Week 1. Click here

* Click here to read the latest high school golf scores.

5. For Your Information ...

* We are seeking submissions for our Fall Events Guide, listing activities from Sept. 1 to May 25. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, theater performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at trich@jg.net or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is Friday.

* The St. Marys Pathway between the Fairfield Avenue Trailhead and the intersection of Tillman Road and Calhoun Street will be closed through Sept. 5 for construction of a floodway levee for high water level protection in the area.

* On this date in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

* Let’s celebrate:

Victory over Japan (VJ) Day

National Creamsicle Day

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Advertisement