Fort Wayne http://wboi.org en Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life http://wboi.org/post/author-michael-martone-finds-humor-hoosier-life <p>Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.</p><p></p><p>He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene &amp; Marilyn Glick Foundation.</p><p></p><p>While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia&nbsp;Meek&nbsp;to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:34:54 +0000 Sean Bueter 22270 at http://wboi.org Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life Despite violence, Henry says Fort Wayne is safe http://wboi.org/post/despite-violence-henry-says-fort-wayne-safe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a violent week in Fort Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Rusty York want residents to know the city is safe.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:52:23 +0000 Sean Bueter 12280 at http://wboi.org Despite violence, Henry says Fort Wayne is safe Insurance company plans $15 million expansion http://wboi.org/post/insurance-company-plans-15-million-expansion <p></p><p></p><p>A company that provides insurance to churches and other ministries has announced it will expand its headquarters on its 30-acre campus in Fort Wayne.</p><p>Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company will invest $15 million to build a 55,000 square foot facility, which it expects to be operational by early 2014.</p><p>The company says the move could create up to 102 new jobs in the next four years.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:01:27 +0000 Sean Bueter 8501 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne outpaces nation in job growth http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-outpaces-nation-job-growth <p>A new economic report shows Fort Wayne is among the few areas of the country to outpace the national job growth rate.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:55:50 +0000 Sean Bueter 5185 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne outpaces nation in job growth Saint Francis adds to its downtown presence http://wboi.org/post/saint-francis-adds-its-downtown-presence <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.sf.edu/sf/index">University of Saint Francis</a> is adding to its presence in Downtown Fort Wayne.</p><p>University President Sister Elise Kriss announced Monday that USF will buy the <a href="http://www.fwchamber.org/">Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce</a> building at 826 Ewing Street, adjacent to the city’s business district. Once renovations are finished, it will be the new home for the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:43:27 +0000 Sean Bueter 3854 at http://wboi.org Saint Francis adds to its downtown presence Arts United introduces consolidated box office http://wboi.org/post/arts-united-introduces-consolidated-box-office <p>Five of Fort Wayne's arts organizations will soon share a single box office and a new online presence.</p><p>At a media event Friday morning, Arts United President Jim Sparrow announced the creation of the new ArtsTix Community Box Office.The system will allow patrons to buy tickets for the Fort Wayne Ballet, Philharmonic, Civic Theatre, Youtheare and Dance Collective at a single ticketing location. The initiative will also add online ticketing for those organizations.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:39:51 +0000 Sean Bueter 2971 at http://wboi.org Arts United introduces consolidated box office Kroger closes N. Anthony Scott's; announces new investments http://wboi.org/post/kroger-closes-n-anthony-scotts-announces-new-investments <p>Officials from the Kroger grocery chain announced today the company will not reopen its North Anthony location in Fort Wayne, which was shut down due to major structural issues.</p><p>Earlier this year, several public officials lobbied to keep the store open, but the company ultimately deemed the problems beyond repair.&nbsp;The pharmacy adjacent to the North Anthony Scott's will also close.</p><p>In a statement, Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder said employees at the North Anthony store were told Friday morning they could transfer to other locations.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:11:43 +0000 Sean Bueter 2499 at http://wboi.org Kroger closes N. Anthony Scott's; announces new investments