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Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellence (R.O.S.E.) Awards dinner. The dinner, hosted at Avalon Manor in Hobart, will honor 12 R.O.S.E. Awa…

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WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

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Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

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Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Region under flash flood watch until Wednesday afternoon

Heavy rain predicted early Wednesday prompted the National Weather Service to issued a flash flood watch for the south suburbs and much of Northwest Indiana.

September 09, 2014 9:45 pm

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

Region residents bugged by mosquitoes won't see relief for a couple more weeks.

September 08, 2014 8:45 pm

Local agribusiness brings fresh, specialty hops to craft brewers

Local agribusiness brings fresh, specialty hops to craft brewers

A home brewer of beers for several years, Justin Arthur's appreciation for those he met at craft brewing shows and his desire to be part of the growing industry have sent him into the field, literally.

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Space Race Run/Walk features laser light shows, simulator tours

Join the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 for the Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite school or organization to r…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Coming Sunday: Lessons across the lake

You won't want to miss Sunday's edition of The Times, where we kick off a special report looking at how the Kenosha, Wis., area, similarly situated near Chicago along Lake Michigan, is outpacing Northwest Indiana in economic development.

September 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Little Cousin Jasper Festival to feature entertainment, zip line rides

RENSSELAER | The Little Cousin Jasper Festival will bring three days of family fun, food and entertainment to Rensselaer’s historic courthouse and grounds today  through Sunday.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

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Economist to give update

HOBART | First Trust Advisors Deputy Chief Economist Robert Stein will talk about the economy at a free upcoming event.

September 03, 2014 12:53 pm

Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show seeking vendors

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice preside…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downtown Hammond Council’s ninth annual Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at historic Harriso…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead come to mind.

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Coming Sunday: An in-depth look at the region's economy

In Sunday's edition of The Times, we take the pulse of the local economy by talking to those who know it best: the members of The Times Board of Economists.

August 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becoming more of a rarity in Indiana.

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

It has been a long, but successful, racing season for Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

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County Line Orchard to open for season Sept. 6

County Line Orchard will open for the season Sept. 6. Visitors can enjoy numerous attractions, including apple and pumpkin U-pick fields, corn mazes, a kids’ farm, the County Line Orchard Kitchen and bakery. Visit www.countylineorchard.com.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

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South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.

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Jasper County Fall Festival to kick off Friday

RENSSELAER | The Jasper County Fall Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, Ind. 114, two miles east of Interstate 65. The festival offers three days of live entertainment, craft, antique and home décor v…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

DE MOTTE | Nineteen years after Faith Lutheran Church invited Laborers For Christ to build its current DeMotte facility, congregants invited them back this spring to tackle a expansion project. And while the names of the men and women have ch…

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Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Atte…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Family calls for criminal charges year after crash kills 7

Family calls for criminal charges year after crash kills 7

It's been a year since Gerald Williams Sr. lost seven of his family members in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. 

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Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Twins escape from medical problems through dance

Twins escape from medical problems through dance

DEMOTTE | As children grow into adulthood and the pressures of the real world, they often daydream about a simpler time when life was about play and discovery.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Dealerships put on show of support for USO

Dealerships put on show of support for USO

MERRILLVILLE | A local car dealership joined more than 60 others in the Chicago area Saturday in hosting a barbecue to benefit the USO.

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A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times for a special report on NIPSCO's massive project to modernize the region's electric and natural gas equipment.

August 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

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Touch of Dutch festival offers live music, parade and car show

DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Touch of Dutch Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Park, 112 Carnation St. SE.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

PUC hosts Stand Down for veterans and their families

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.

August 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Student success celebrated at scholarship dinner

Student success celebrated at scholarship dinner

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Master Gardeners ready with answers at Lake County Fair

Master Gardeners ready with answers at Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | Several Purdue Master Gardener volunteers will staff a booth between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily through Aug. 10 in the Flower Building near Gate 2 at the Lake County Fair, 889 S. Court St.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Pension changes prompting retirements

Pick up Sunday's edition to find out how a change in the interest rate the state will pay in the pension annuities for public employees is prompting local officials, staff members and teachers to file their retirement papers.

August 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscape…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who, though his son lost his ability to walk in 1987 due to a drunk driver, and his wife, Sandra, died i…

July 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Touch of Dutch festival seeking vendors

DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce is seeking food and craft vendors for the annual Touch of Dutch festival, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spencer Park.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

July 22, 2014 9:30 am

Victim of downed jet was Kankakee Valley exchange student

Victim of downed jet was Kankakee Valley exchange student

DEMOTTE | A former exchange student at Kankakee Valley High School who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine was remembered Sunday as a friend to all who knew him.

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Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating conte…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.

July 18, 2014 12:45 pm

Exceptional service celebrated during R.O.S.E. Awards

Celebrate exceptional guest service on Sept. 24 at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Recognition of Service Excellenc…

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WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

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