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Chris Stidham

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm

FBI visits Portage street department

PORTAGE | FBI officials made their second visit to the city Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Hackers make attempt to steal Portage city funds

PORTAGE | Security measures put in place by Portage prevented hackers from stealing nearly $100,000 in city funds last week.

July 08, 2014 1:15 pm

Portage's budget in 'good' shape after tax draw

PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.

June 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage warns groups holding tag days to follow the rules

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder said Tuesday he's not going to wait for a tragedy to happen.

June 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Discrepancies in school crossing guards raise issue for Portage schools

PORTAGE | A proposed pay increase for crossing guards working schools within city limits has raised an issue here.

May 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Portage board approves paying for trash trucks

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Friday approved paying for two new automated trash trucks, even though the city doesn't quite have the financing in place.

May 03, 2014 12:00 am

Unnamed firm returns to Portage seeking tax abatement

PORTAGE | A local company will seek a tax abatement from the Portage City Council when it meets Tuesday night.

March 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage moves to electronic payroll system

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved moving city employees to an electronic payroll system.

February 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Portage ends 2013 in the black

PORTAGE | Portage ended 2013 in the black, able to build on its cash reserve, but officials say its no time to go on a spending spree.

February 10, 2014 12:15 am

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Winter weather taking a toll on Portage's budget

PORTAGE | Old Man Winter is taking its toll on Portage coffers.

February 04, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage allows pet registration online

PORTAGE | Residents who own cats and dogs now can register their pets online.

January 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Portage schools, city balk at business tax elimination proposal

PORTAGE | Both city and Portage Township Schools officials are sending a message to Gov. Mike Pence about his proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax.

January 18, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage wins excess levy appeal

PORTAGE | City officials learned this week the state Department of Local Government Finance has granted the city its excess levy appeal.

January 17, 2014 9:12 pm

EDITORIAL: Portage finds 150 reasons to switch insurance

Portage is moving city employees to a different insurance plan instead of the city's own plan. It's a smart move that will reduce premiums for employees and the city alike.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am

Portage officials receiving salary bumps for new year

PORTAGE | Most city employees will see a bump up in their paychecks in 2014.

December 29, 2013 5:15 pm

Health insurance switch saves Portage $1 million

PORTAGE | The city has been battling health insurance costs for years.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
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