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Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

A budget that doesn't balance and the fate of the $160 million from the sale of Porter hospital are some of the major issues facing the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary battle between incumbent District 3 Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover and Russell Barone.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Valpo gives economic development post a little Lyp

VALPARAISO | After having a front row balcony seat to observe all the improvements being made in the city's downtown, Patrick Lyp is going to step onto the stage to be part of making new things happen as the city's economic development director.

December 02, 2013 3:09 pm

Murphy leaving Valpo economic director post

VALPARAISO | The city is in the market for a new economic development director.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo OKs abatements for McGill testing lab

VALPARAISO | The City Council gave its backing to a plan by Emerson Power/McGill Manufacturing to consolidate the company's lab testing facilities from all its plants in Valparaiso.

July 22, 2013 9:15 pm

Matt Murphy to Join Valpo’s Board of Works and Safety

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso’s Economic Development Director, Matt Murphy, will become the newest member of the city’s Board of Works and Safety, announced Mayor Jon Costas. Murphy will replace Chuck Williams, who announced his resignation in June.

June 27, 2013 2:49 pm

China, Valpo — it's all in the family now

VALPARAISO | The city has signed an agreement to enter into "friendly relations" with the Nanhu District of Jiaxing City in the Zhejian province of China.

June 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Children offer lemonade for Oklahoma tornado relief

VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.

May 24, 2013 8:15 pm

Form filing snafu results in bonus for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Failure to file its tax abatement forms with Porter County in time cost Indiana Beverage $265,926 this year.

March 11, 2013 8:45 pm

Pikk's adding bed and breakfast in Valpo's downtown

VALPARAISO | The city's downtown is getting a new feature in 2013: a place to stay downtown that overlooks Central Park Plaza.

November 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Valpo's North Washington Street enjoying business rebirth

VALPARAISO | If applications for facade grants are any indication, North Washington Street is a very popular place for businesses to invest these days.

July 15, 2012 5:21 pm

Valparaiso day camp to use former North Coast warehouse

VALPARAISO | The city has no shortage of people interested in using the former North Coast Distributing facilities on Silhavy Road.

June 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Paul Wurth moving to Valpo, expanding operations

Paul Wurth moving to Valpo, expanding operations

VALPARAISO | Paul Wurth Inc. expects to close on the purchase of the vacant Task Force Tips building at 2800 Evans Ave. on Wednesday and hopes to move in by the end of July.

February 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Urschel Laboratories plans to build new facility in 2013

VALPARAISO | Urschel Laboratories is looking to move after more than a half century at its current location.

January 18, 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

First non-city resident named to Valpo utilities board

VALPARAISO | Mark Thiros, 49, was named Tuesday to fill the vacancy on Valparaiso's Utilities Board.

November 29, 2011 5:30 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
Governor hopeful confers with Costas

Governor hopeful confers with Costas

VALPARAISO | Saying Valparaiso was a leader because it has a budget surplus, gubernatorial candidate Jim Wallace was in the city Friday to swap ideas with Mayor Jon Costas.

July 22, 2011 6:20 pm

Valpo grants abatements for North Coast project

VALPARAISO | The new North Coast Distributing facilities are on tap for a January opening after approval of tax abatements for the building and its equipment Monday by the City Council.

June 14, 2011 11:30 am

Valpo council gives unanimous support for Paparazzi license

VALPARAISO | Paparazzi restaurant got a unanimous endorsement Monday from the City Council for its new full-service liquor license after assurances it would correct problems cited under the old one.

May 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Valpo votes to delay action on Paparazzi license

VALPARAISO | Facing administration opposition and a possible negative vote by the City Council on its request for a new downtown full-service liquor license, the owners of Paparazzi restaurant were willing to accept a two-week delay.

May 09, 2011 10:00 pm
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