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Fort Wayne City Council Amends Tax Abatement Policy

Fort Wayne City Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s tax abatement policy during its weekly meeting Tuesday night.

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Arts and Culture

Hop River Brewing Joins Downtown Improvement

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company.

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State News

Hospital, Nursing Home Re-Admission Drops After Home Visit

Older patients leaving hospitals and then nursing facilities have a better chance of staying at home if they receive an in-home visit soon after discharge according to a recent study from the IU Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. The report finds home health visits within a month reduce the risk of returning to a hospital by almost half.  Assistant professor Dr. Jennifer Carnahan says the goal is to keep people out of the health care system. “The way to do that is keep...

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Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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Allen County Health

Fort Wayne City Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s tax abatement policy during its weekly meeting Tuesday night.

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company. 

IU Participates In Global Physics Experiment

Jul 21, 2017

Indiana University is collaborating on an experiment designed to answer some of the most fundamental questions in physics. 

The project breaks ground Friday in South Dakota. Crews will dig more than a mile underground to build caverns designed to store equipment that will detect neutrinos, a type of subatomic particle.

Stuart Mufson, an Indiana University astronomy professor, says neutrinos hold the key to understanding why matter — why anything — exists at all.

Older patients leaving hospitals and then nursing facilities have a better chance of staying at home if they receive an in-home visit soon after discharge according to a recent study from the IU Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute.

The report finds home health visits within a month reduce the risk of returning to a hospital by almost half.  Assistant professor Dr. Jennifer Carnahan says the goal is to keep people out of the health care system.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Continues Steady Decline

Jul 21, 2017

Indiana’s June unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent, bolstered by private sector growth. That growth helped fuel a 0.2 percent decline in Indiana’s unemployment rate, the lowest rate since November 2000.

The private sector added more than 10,100 jobs last month, primarily due to growth in business, educational and health services.

Karli VanCleave

 

The Sunny Schick Camera Shop is closing its doors after 90 years of business.

Courtesy/Zesto

Zesto on Broadway has been a Fort Wayne icon for over 50 years, the last 47 of them, spent under the careful stewardship of the Sebastian Diettrich family.

Indiana’s growing number of wineries and small vineyards want to make the Hoosier state synonymous with wine country.

Yet, a tricky climate limits what grapes they can grow in-state, and complex regulations limit where they can sell the resulting wines.

So these local wine destinations are finding other ways to make their marks.

At Two-Ee’s Winery near Huntington, the barrels and tanks in the production room are full of juice from grapes you’ve probably never heard of.

Courtesy/Holly Niner

Holly Niner is a New York state native, now living in Fort Wayne, who loves reading a good book almost as much as she enjoys writing one. Children's picture books are her specialty, and she has four titles under her belt now, two of them completed just this year.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

For students entering school for the first time, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to act in a classroom. In an effort to prepare these potentially at-risk students, United Way of Allen County offers a four-week summer program.

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