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Leaders focus on importance of early childhood education

Leaders focus on importance of early childhood education

MERRILLVILLE | Local leaders and early childhood education experts made a pitch to support investing in early childhood education as an economic tool.

October 02, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Lake County preschool leaders meet in Indy to share strategies

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.

September 24, 2014 8:00 pm

County goes on E-911 spending spree

CROWN POINT | Lake Commissioners approved spending $2.2 million Wednesday on computers and support equipment to be used by the county's new E-911 service.

September 17, 2014 12:14 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

Giving our children a better chance for success is something we should all agree is the right step for the future of Lake County. Preparing our youngest students to realize their full potential as they start their journey toward graduation is imperative. Educational achievement is perhaps th…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds of Lake County children from low-income families will be among the first in the state to take advantage of Indiana's new prekindergarten voucher program.

July 22, 2014 11:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

The Times is to be commended for taking an aggressive approach on the issue of poverty in our country. We know our economy is among the strongest in the world. And yet many of the social issues demographers across the world consider to be important indicators of quality of life are in fact, …

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Community members who advised The Times on the neighbors in need project

The Times convened  with local executives from area organizations and agencies that work with the poor and those in need to advise on today's special section on The Price of Poverty.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related
This year's challenges, opportunities and successes drive high expectations for 2014

This year's challenges, opportunities and successes drive high expectations for 2014

The Affordable Healthcare Act has dominated the news in Northwest Indiana – and everywhere else in the country – but there has been little substantive change so far. That may change in the coming year. While Indiana and many of its lawmakers stand against the expansion of Medicaid, many busi…

November 24, 2013 1:18 pm

Health summit to involve outside sectors

MERRILLVILLE | Building off the concept that different sectors in society are intertwined, One Region will host its inaugural health summit this month, inviting stakeholders from an array of backgrounds.

November 10, 2013 6:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Community leaders dispelled a long-held perception that consensus on major public policy issues is not attainable in Northwest Indiana, organizers of the recent event said.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Center Township woman accused of stealing from One Region

Center Township woman accused of stealing from One Region

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office is charging a Center Township woman with stealing more than $33,000 in donations from the social action organization One Region.

July 05, 2013 11:30 am Related

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Portage commission awards contract to raze Don's Motel

PORTAGE | Don's Motel on U.S. 20 will soon be nothing more than a memory.

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm

One Region director urges cooperation among communities

PORTAGE | Dennis Rittenmeyer put his job description in simple language.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am
Group to focus on Region health needs

Group to focus on Region health needs

A new committee forming under the One Region initiative wants to improve the health of Northwest Indiana.

April 30, 2013 6:00 am
One Region is bringing three counties together

One Region is bringing three counties together

Dennis Rittenmeyer, executive director of One Region, speaks during the organization's annual meeting in September.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Voices of Vision: Dennis Rittenmeyer

Voices of Vision: Dennis Rittenmeyer

One Region, One Vision Executive Director Dennis Rittenmeyer discusses what's right with the region and his outlook for 2013.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

IDEM head questions accuracy of One Region environmental report

PORTAGE | Indiana's chief environmental official is bashing a chapter in a locally produced report on the region's environmental quality and progress, questioning its methodology and accuracy.

February 10, 2013 5:30 pm

One Region finances under review

MUNSTER | The board and executive director of One Region have hired an outside accounting firm to comb through the organization’s finances following an allegation of financial impropriety.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
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