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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.
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.
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.
Fair Oaks Farms is an industry pioneer in phasing out cow dehorning, which animal rights activists describe as a cruel mutilation.
Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.
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.
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.
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.
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…
BROOK | Brook police and the Newton County coroner are investigating the death of a man who was found in a tent outside a residence Saturday morning.
Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.
Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.
A story in Tuesday's editions misstated a homicide victim's occupation. Jacob Oxley was a contract worker at ArcelorMittal and was a union member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.
A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.
CROWN POINT | Jacob Oxley woke up with a headache on Dec. 13.
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.
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…
South Shore Arts' August Chamber Luncheon is inviting Region 4 members to its monthly social gathering, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Farmhouse Restaurant, 856 N 600 East, Fair Oaks. There will be an opportu…
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.
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.
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…
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…
MOROCCO | Fire crews on Tuesday recovered the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned Saturday in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.
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.
MOROCCO | Recovery crews planned to continue searching until dark Monday for the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned last weekend in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.
MOROCCO | Rescuers continued searching Sunday for a Hammond man who went missing the night before in water at JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife area in Newton County, officials said.
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…
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Youth Institute invites community and faith-based nonprofit organizations in Indiana serving children and youth to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.
A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is teaming up with five local media outlets to promote VFRs, Visiting Friends and Relatives through contests.
Farm-to-table is a pretty popular concept these days, and a new restaurant takes it about as far as it can go, growing and raising almost all its food right outside.
The Times Media Co. and its BusINess Magazine are accepting nominations through July 31for the annual 20 Under 40 Awards.
The South Shore Regional Car Show from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Fair Oaks Farms will feature hundreds of antique and classic cars, a DJ and music, an appearance by Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Colts In Motion traveling museum, a…
The 10,000 NIPSCO customers remaining without power more than 48 hours after powerful storms and two tornadoes ripped through Northwest Indiana should have had it restored by late Thursday night.
Days after powerful storms tore through the region, 18,500 NIPSCO customers remained without power Wednesday night and officials confirmed one tornado southeast of Lowell and another near DeMotte.
The 43,000 NIPSCO customers still without power Tuesday night following strong overnight storms could have to wait several days to see it restored, utility representatives said.
Two lines of powerful storms battered the region late Monday as emergency responders scrambled to deal with damage caused by high winds, lighting and heavy rain.
Celebrate the Independence Day weekend at the annual Cedar Lake Summerfest at the Park of the Rec Cedars, 7408 Constitution Ave. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, amusement rides, games and contests, a car show, fireworks and much more …
The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was …
GARY | The Aliveness Project of Northwest Indiana will host a “Take the Test, Take Control” event Friday aimed at testing as many people for HIV as possible.
ROSELAWN | A Lake Village woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday after a crash at Ind. 10 and Ind. 55 near Roselawn, police said.
FAIR OAKS | At least 10 inches of rain in the past 30 days grounded what was to be the 2014 South Shore Air Show at its new venue here, tourism officials said.
Indiana secured $3.2 million to help out-of-work people find new jobs.
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