The Journal Gazette
Friday, November 08, 2019 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/ Allen County 

Fall tax payments due on Tuesday

Allen County fall property tax payments are due Tuesday. Payments must be in the treasurer's office or postmarked by Nov. 12 to avoid penalty.

The office will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

The fall tax bill was mailed earlier this year along with the spring bill.

If a bill has been misplaced, a new bill can be printed from the treasurer's office website at

Click “Print a Tax Bill.”

To see how to pay, click “Payment Options.”

Pedestrian struck by car, hurt badly

A 25-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle at Reed Road and Karen Avenue just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Fort Wayne police. 

The vehicle was traveling north on Reed when it struck the pedestrian while he was walking, police said.

City offers loans for faulty furnaces  

As local residents turn on their heat for the season, some may find their furnaces aren't working.

For those unable to afford a new furnace or take on a traditional loan, the city's Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services is offering a zero-interest loan program.

The program offers 10-year loans for heating and air conditioning replacement projects.

Applicants must own their homes, which must be the primary residence and be within the city limits. Applicants must also have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income, or $55,050 for a family of four, according to a Thursday news release.

Residents who are interested in the program should call 260-427-8585.

They will be asked several questions and then be asked to leave their contact information on a voice mail system.

Someone from the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services will call back to determine their eligibility.

More information can be found at 

Christian agency, music join for tour 

Destiny Rescue, an international Christian nonprofit that rescues children from sexual slavery and exploitation, will be joining Christian music's largest annual tour at Winter Jam starting in January.

Since its inception in 2011, the nonprofit has rescued more than 4,800 people.

The partnership should help it “continue to fight and rescue vulnerable survivors around the world,” a news release said.

Winter Jam 2020 kicks off Jan. 10 in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information, go to


Kosciusko probes narcotics in jail

Two people have been arrested after police investigated narcotics trafficking in the Kosciusko County Jail, officials said Thursday.

Jessica Frost, a contract jail nurse, was arrested Wednesday night. Jonathan Fry, who has been jailed since June 19, was charged in the narcotics probe, police said.

The Kosciusko County prosecutor's office is investigating. No other information was available.

 – Journal Gazette

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