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Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ignored how much is spent at the local level to make up for the lack of state dollars.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl wins Newton Classic at Plymouth

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl wins Newton Classic at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH | The powerful winged open-wheel sprint cars of the Sprint on Dirt series visited the Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night with Ryan Ruhl grabbing top honors in the 25-lap Bob Newton Classic main event.

August 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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As probe begins, Tony Stewart steps away from the track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 10, 2014 6:30 pm

NWI not likely to have toxic algae problem

With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Scott Dixon wins 5th Mid-Ohio IndyCar in 8 years

LEXINGTON, Ohio | Scott Dixon and his Target Chip Ganassi team had planned on four pit stops.

August 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Study offers options for improving V-Line service

VALPARAISO | A study by RLS and Associates Inc. of the V-Line intracity bus service recommends several additions to the routes and the hours of operation to meet the demands of riders, but city Planning Director Tyler Kent said Valparaiso can't do much without added funding.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Porter County hears high-speed rail pitch

VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 22, 2014 2:45 pm
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

HOBART | Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, and that's a good sign for the employees of the TradeWinds sign shop.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

An Amish change of path: Columnist Lovina Eicher launching new weekly feature

"The Amish Cook" column, the popular syndicated feature that appears on Wednesdays in The Times' food section, is changing after more than two decades of recipes and advice.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently conducted a conference intended to make our state’s tax code simpler and more competitive.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

Two years ago this February, Indiana legislators passed a measure prohibiting compulsory union dues and fees. Ever since then, good economic news for Hoosiers has been rolling in.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am
Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | As cities across the country increase the minimum wage businesses must pay their employees, Northwest Indiana communities won't be joining the trend — it's illegal.

June 18, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Today in History: June 9, 1914

The National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, Ohio is planning a Lake County factory site on 270 acres in the Gary-Griffith district. The factory will produce railway ticket machines and may employ 1,000.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Drug sting yields 63-month prison term for Ohio man

HAMMOND | An Ohio man caught in a drug sting in Merrillville was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to more than five years in prison.

June 02, 2014 7:57 pm
Valpo native on Purdue's winning Rube Goldberg team

Valpo native on Purdue's winning Rube Goldberg team

VALPARAISO | Zipping one's zipper might seem like a fairly mundane, simple task -- until it's put in the hands and minds of the entrants of the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

May 13, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Rain, wind don't deter installation of new sculptures

Rain, wind don't deter installation of new sculptures

VALPARAISO | The weather might not have been an artistic success Friday, but that didn't stop crews from installing the latest series of sculptures on Cumberland Crossing Drive for the city's art walk.

May 09, 2014 4:36 pm Photos

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Cops: Men had 12 pounds of pot in car

Cops: Men had 12 pounds of pot in car

PORTAGE | Two Ohio men were charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to deal after Portage police found 12 pounds of raw marijuana in their car following a traffic stop last week.

April 30, 2014 12:37 pm Photos

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New sculptures for Valpo art walk arrive May 9

VALPARAISO | It's becoming almost like a sign of spring: the annual arrival of the new sculptures for the art walk on Cumberland Crossing Drive.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
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