Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
"O Baseball Tree, O Baseball Tree, decorated by Young's Greenhouse & Flower Shop, was awarded Best in Show."
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"Home cooking fires are three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year."
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“It takes constant vigilance and awareness of what’s going on around you to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities during the holiday shopping season."
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Courtesy of YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne issued this news release tonight:
"Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages."
We tend to sell out, so don't wait too late.
“Past a point of rock-solid fiscal strength, it’s better to leave this money in the pockets of those who earned it than to let it burn a hole, as it tends to do, in the pocket of government.”
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“The single best way to prepare and consume food safely is to wash your hands before cooking, serving or eating."
The Fort Wayne Police Department today offered these holiday shopping tips:
Huntington Police Department
From a report received Tuesday morning from the Huntington Police Department:On November 19, 2012, just before 10 p.m. a male subject entered the Walgreen's Pharmacy at 1804 N. Jefferson St., Huntington and demanded prescription medications.
"In July, the congregation hired Rev. Barry Vennard, a Unity Transitional Ministry Specialist, to guide the church through this transformation and into a greater unfolding of Unity in Fort Wayne."
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"Remember that everything someone touches has to be touched by someone else – luggage handlers, etc. Handle one’s own belongings as much as possible. Wash hands often with soap and water."
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"The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications, having determined that formal disciplinary charges are warranted, issues instead this Public Admonition against the Honorable Martha C. Hagerty, Fremont Town Court in Steuben County."
The VA Northern Indiana Health Care System issued this statement tonight:
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“Ms. Deitzen's experience in opening clinics throughout lower Michigan makes her the ideal candidate to lead VA Northern Indiana's aggressive expansion plans."
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The purpose of the report is to identify a permanent means to prevent the spread of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species "as efficiently and effectively as possible."
Associated Press
"Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products."
"Preble Feed and Grain has been a fixture in the community for almost 40 years."
The U.S. Postal Service issued this news release Thursday night:
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"This listing includes prominent architectural treasures, local landmarks, and beloved spots in Allen County that are threatened by changing use, vacancy, deterioration, obsolescence, or nearby new development."
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"We have been patient with Aqua Indiana, but now is the time to take action."
“Without knowing more details on the cost and nature of state-based exchanges, it is possible that our state could be placed in the untenable position of serving as the administrator of a new federal healthcare bureaucracy over which we have little control.”
“From serving multiple presidents to leading Indiana, his approach to government is both thoughtful and smart.”
From a report received Thursday morning: The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire at 2708 Paulding Road E, shortly after midnight Thursday.
Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
“The outpouring of support from the community in response to this tragedy has been amazing and we want to make it easy for them to help the family.”
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"Conducted by more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies that receive federal highway safety funding from Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the effort will start this Friday, November 16th, and run through Sunday, December 2nd."
Courtesy Sweetwater Sound Inc.
“Thanks to the great work of the Economic Development Alliance, Sweetwater will be able to continue to create jobs and grow in Fort Wayne.”
"There are very few available buildings that meet these modern design specifications that are available, not only in Indiana, but in the Midwest.”
The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department issued this news release Tuesday night:
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“Much has been achieved since our start-up three years ago."
"The cooperative project serves two purposes — increasing fishing opportunities for Indiana anglers and providing education and long-term training for inmates."
"City residents may schedule their 10-minute block of time with Mayor Henry by calling 427- 1288."
From a report received Tuesday morning: The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department and Coroner's Office are currently working an investigation into the death of a female along the CSX railroad tracks on the eastside of Lake Wawasee.
The Irwin Elementary kindergarten & first-grade concert scheduled for tonight is canceled because of a power outage. It will be rescheduled.
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The assessment report found that Eagle Marsh remains a high risk potential pathway due to the probability that viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus could spread across the basin divide.
Associated Press
"In fact, the Senate has already passed a bill doing exactly this, so all we need is action from the House. And I’ve got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. I’m ready to do it."
From a report received Thursday night: Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office is investigating a homicide that occurred at 509 North Street, Rockford. The Rockford Police Department was dispatched to the address at 10:43 AM regarding a shooting.
"Donations to Operation Comfort Warrior will be accepted at all Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Fifth Third Bank branches through November 16, 2012."
Associated Press
"The President will travel to Bangkok, Thailand; Rangoon, Burma and Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 17-20."
"A big change for a small portion of an Allen County highway goes into effect beginning tomorrow evening."
The tour will resume Nov. 16.
“Fort Wayne is an all-American community that understands what it takes to be a world-class competitor."
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“We understand that parents have many choices – both within Fort Wayne Community Schools and outside of the District – when deciding where to send their children to school."
Associated Press
"I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting."
From a report received Wednesday morning: Rochester – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in Fulton County.
From a written report received Monday evening: Richard D. Connelly, Jr. of Fort Wayne, Indiana died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash involving his vehicle and a northbound SUV on State Road 3 in Markle, IN. Monday afternoon.
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Clear as mud in your eye? Go home when the bartender tells you to, and check your cell or computer in the morning, which will likely tell you what time to set any clocks that don't automatically do it for you.
(Fort Wayne, Ind.) – Asher Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, has acquired Smartguys Advertising & Design. Kelly Gayer, owner of Smartguys, will join Asher Agency as Vice President/Creative Director.
From a written report received Friday morning: ASHLEY, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2012) - TRIN, Inc., an automotive parts supplier, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2016.
Cold-calling telephone salespeople, advertisements and Internet postings that promote investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, or tout water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs should be a red flag.
"Ameridose is a sister company to the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which produced the contaminated methylprednisolone acetate linked to the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis."
On the way to work this morning on Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne, I heard the tearful voice of Abbie Smith, sobbing because she's heard more than enough about "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."
"New and current students in nine selected programs will receive a 10 percent reduction in the cost of their tuition."
"Two lucky winners currently in the armed services will be selected to fly home to Fort Wayne free of charge this holiday season to spend time with their families."
Fort Wayne Community Schools issued this news release today:
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"In total, 40.9 percent of schools earned As, 20.1 percent of schools earned Bs, and 20.3 percent of schools earned Cs."
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"Lincoln’s generosity is much appreciated. They have been our corporate sponsor for many seasons and their generosity also allowed us to build the beautiful Lincoln Financial Pavilion that covers the ice rink."
"Leaf collection was originally to begin in the north part of the City next Monday, but crews are ahead of schedule with only a few southside neighborhoods to be completed Thursday morning."
"We will invest more than $1.7 billion to develop and produce the next generation Jeep SUV, the successor of the Jeep Liberty -- including $500 million directly to tool and expand our Toledo Assembly Complex and will be adding about 1,100 jobs on a second shift by 2013."
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"It took me less than a minute."
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"The Fort Wayne Fire Department encourages everyone in Fort Wayne to celebrate Halloween safely."
"The dates for the temporary closings are Nov. 13 and 14, and Nov. 26 and 27."
“Parkview saw the need to make help available to children locally, just as treatment is available here for other conditions."
“Small businesses account for over half of the jobs in our community and we are committed to providing an environment for continued growth.”
“She is a great example of someone passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.”
"A total of 107 personnel and 44 vehicles, including 24 ambulances, have been deployed."
“Our Military Families Ministry continues to be so important as so many soldiers re-deploy, struggle to find work at home, and simply make sense of life."
"The railroad consists of 9 miles of track in Ohio, 44 miles of track in Indiana and 70 miles of track in Michigan."
Associated Press
"While I would not unconstitutionally craft federal policy in this matter, I do agree with Mr. Mourdock that, if you have any notion of a deity at all, then God’s Mercy could be seen in the birth of a child."
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, issued this statement today:
From a report received Thursday morning from the Van Wert Police Department: The Van Wert City Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Klosterman's Pizza located at 1017 East Main Street in Van Wert on the evening of October 24th, 2012.
Associated Press
Statement as issued Wednesday by Eric J. Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, and distributed by the Christian Newswire.
Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
"It is important to take advantage of the weather conditions we currently have because we know weather can change as we get closer to December,”
"Actions speak louder than words, and Joe Donnelly’s vote forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions under Obamacare is all Hoosiers need to know about where Joe Donnelly really stands.”
Associated Press
“Mr. Mourdock’s lack of compassion for rape survivors is callous, insulting, and completely out of touch."
Associated Press
"Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick."
"Before last night, Richard Mourdock was just a Tea Party Zealot, now he is an extreme Tea Party Zealot."
Associated Press
"It is obvious what Richard Mourdock meant to convey." (Includes video of his comments, verbatim.)