MERRILLVILLE | Local leaders and early childhood education experts made a pitch to support investing in early childhood education as an economic tool.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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, …
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.
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?
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.
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…
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Don's Motel on U.S. 20 will soon be nothing more than a memory.
PORTAGE | Dennis Rittenmeyer put his job description in simple language.
A new committee forming under the One Region initiative wants to improve the health of Northwest Indiana.
Dennis Rittenmeyer, executive director of One Region, speaks during the organization's annual meeting in September.
One Region, One Vision Executive Director Dennis Rittenmeyer discusses what's right with the region and his outlook for 2013.
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.
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.
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