VALPARAISO | Unable to reach agreement over purchasing a .15-acre parcel behind several businesses on Lincolnway, the city filed condemnation proceedings last week against the owners Ernest and Nancy Darr.
VALPARAISO | Now that the public has spoken on the plans for expansion of the Central Park Plaza, the city hopes to have final plans ready in about a month.
The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | With the closing of one block of Lafayette Street for much of the summer and then permanently once Central Park Plaza expands, the city is looking for new options for turning south.
VALPARAISO | The city could be getting another downtown restaurant soon.
VALPARAISO | Although she owns an ice cream parlor, Pat Berning wasn't at Thursday's meeting of the city's Board of Public Works and Safety to sweet talk the members.
VALPARAISO | Traffic on Washington Street in the city's downtown has been one-way northbound since Dave Smith was a lad, but he thinks it's time for the city to consider making it a two-way street again.
VALPARAISO | As expected, the cause of the fire that destroyed a historic downtown building March 4 might never be known.
VALPARAISO | As the ruins smoldered and the last wall was coming down at 204 Lincolnway, Duane Thormahlen said the family is leaning toward rebuilding on the site of the former Empire Hall.
VALPARAISO | The locations of Valparaiso's worst intersections for crashes doesn't change much from year to year, just the ranking, but city Engineering Director Tim Burkman hopes to see some change in four on U.S. 30.
VALPARAISO | Roundabouts still give some people a rash, but information provided by the city engineer's office shows Valparaiso's first roundabout is doing what officials hoped it would do.
VALPARAISO | As part of the agreement between the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation turning over care of Lincolnway to the city, the state promised the city a snow plow to help with the maintenance.
VALPARAISO | Even stoplights blink a bright red and green, and, in the downtown area, they do it much more energy efficiently now and with battery backups.
VALPARAISO | After another attempt to operate a restaurant at 454 Greenwich St. has apparently come to an end, the owners plan to convert the restaurant space into two apartments.
VALPARAISO | The need to have a back-up for computer information is a lesson Center Township Trustee Chuck Conover learned many years ago.
VALPARAISO | The plans are done, and the city is in the process of acquiring the land needed for the massive Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project.
VALPARAISO | Since it first opened 70 years ago this month, the Presbyterian Resale Shop has grown from a resale room on Franklin Street to an actual shop with a prime location on the courthouse square.
VALPARAISO | The downtown signal modernization project will benefit from a federal grant for 80 percent of the cost, and bids for the project were well below estimates.
VALPARAISO | With the departure of Porter hospital, the city is looking to take over the lease on a portion of the parking at the former 3D building on Lincolnway.
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