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Police vehicle involved in Wednesday's accident

PORTAGE | An accident in which a Hobart woman was severely injured and airlifted to a South Bend hospital is still under investigation.

July 11, 2014 11:00 pm

Valpo breaks ground for public works campus

VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.

January 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Valpo hopes to land major development plum

VALPARAISO | The city tentatively plans to announce next week that it has landed a business that plans to invest more than $200 million in getting started.

September 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try again to launch fire territory

VALPARAISO | In what seems like a case of deja vu all over again, the city on Monday held the first of the required three public hearings on forming a fire protection territory with Center Township.

February 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Valpo gets good news in EDIT, parking budgets

VALPARAISO | Although property tax collections remained lower than was levied, not all the financial news was bad at Monday's council meeting.

January 14, 2013 9:07 pm
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

PORTAGE | SWAT team members serving an arrest warrant for alleged drug dealing swarmed the home of a 56-year-old Portage man late last month. Inside that Central Avenue apartment, officers said they discovered a cache of drugs — not heroin or cocaine, but dozens of bottles of prescription pi…

June 03, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo, township OK fire territory

VALPARAISO | It took three years of asking by Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the city and the township agreed Monday to create a fire territory to provide fire service to the two entities.

March 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Task Force Tips forgiven for tardy abatement filing

VALPARAISO | The City Council was willing to forgive Task Force Tips for failing to file its abatement paperwork with the Porter County auditor's office on time, but the company will pay a big price for its error next year.

November 28, 2011 4:53 pm

Valpo GOP continues council monopoly

VALPARAISO | The council will have one new member and another will change seats, but for the third time in a row the voters have elected an all-Republican group.

November 08, 2011 9:35 pm

Most Valpo council candidates oppose $50,000 district fund

VALPARAISO | What would you do with $50,000?

October 30, 2011 8:45 pm
Taylor a surprise entry in Valpo's First District race

Taylor a surprise entry in Valpo's First District race

VALPARAISO | In the city's First District council race, one candidate is seeking his first elected office, and the other didn't intend to run for a second term.

October 16, 2011 7:30 pm Photos


Valpo chamber sponsors candidate forums

VALPARAISO | For those who enjoy good political theater, two of Valparaiso's theatrical venues will host forums for the city's candidates to present their roles in the upcoming election.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

City has an enthusaism for curbs

VALPARAISO | First the city set up a plan to fix its roads. A few years later, Valparaiso launched a sidewalk program, and now it is going after deteriorated, broken or missing curbs.

June 14, 2011 9:55 am Related

Council awaits ethics panel input on amendment

VALPARAISO | Before it was even introduced at Monday's City Council meeting, the amendment to the ethics ordinance was tabled to await input from Valparaiso's Ethics Commission.

May 10, 2011 3:26 pm

Valpo to consider exempting safety forces from nepotism rule

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso City Council subcommittee thinks it has come up with compromise for the ethics ordinance dealing with the police and fire chiefs.

April 05, 2011 9:15 pm

Valpo council to consider changing ethics ordinance

VALPARAISO | The resignation of Fire Chief David Nondorf following the hiring of his son has prompted the City Council to discuss possible changes in the city's ethics ordinance.

March 30, 2011 12:00 am

Bill allows Porter County to opt into regional bus commission

Porter County and its municipalities would have the option, rather than an obligation, to join a revamped regional bus commission if the proposal continues to succeed downstate.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
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