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Locally made The Little Viper bites into U.S. market

Locally made The Little Viper bites into U.S. market

When Caroline Olah first designed The Little Viper, a pepper spray-filled bracelet attractive enough her daughters would wear it, she was thinking about safety for them, not appearing on the Steve Harvey show.

April 04, 2014 12:18 pm Photos

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Firefighter Phil works magic

Firefighter Phil works magic

Tom "Magic Tom" Rozoff gets some help from assistant and Winfield Elementary School first-grader Angel Escobedo during his presentation on fire safety at the school in Crown Point.

March 27, 2014 1:33 pm
Firefighter Phil works magic

Firefighter Phil works magic

Tom "Magic Tom" Rozoff gives a presentation on fire safety to Winfield Elementary School first-graders as part of the Firefighter Phil program at the school in Crown Point.

March 27, 2014 1:32 pm
Firefighter Phil works magic

Firefighter Phil works magic

Winfield Elementary School first-graders watch a presentation on fire safety by Tom "Magic Tom" Rozoff as part of the Firefighter Phil program at the school in Crown Point.

March 27, 2014 1:32 pm

Investigators: Workers were not warned before fatal mill accident

GARY | A state investigation has found a Gary company committed a serious safety violation in an accident that killed an ironworker and injured two others in November.

March 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Dyer company faces $195,470 fine for safety violations

DYER | Federal labor officials are fining a Dyer-based company $195,570 for six safety violations inspectors found at an Illinois plant last year, but the business is appealing.

February 25, 2014 6:30 am

Nationally known inspirational speaker to keynote safety conference

MERRILLVILLE | A former welder's helper who overcame a near-fatal workplace accident and went onto to be a inspiration speaker will keynote a local safety conference.

February 07, 2014 12:00 pm

House votes to limit municipal rental inspections

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.

February 03, 2014 7:45 pm

House backs camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 72-22 Thursday to authorize camera enforcement of school bus stop-arm violations.

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: OK Illiana for safety, congestion relief, jobs

As the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission considers the proposed Illiana Expressway on Thursday, remember they are planners. They must look to the future, not just what's needed now.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am

Eight region businesses fined for safety violations

So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.

December 05, 2013 4:00 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Safety is a reason to build the Illiana

WILLIAM NANGLE: Safety is a reason to build the Illiana

The public comment period for the proposed Illiana Expressway has ended.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Workplace injuries and illnesses drop to historic low

Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.

November 07, 2013 5:37 pm

Beverly Shores poised to become Dark Sky community

A grassroots efforts by a Beverly Shores couple to reduce light pollution in the Lake Michigan shoreline town may be recognized by an international organization supporting the efforts.

November 07, 2013 1:45 pm
Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

Des Plaines gun shop caters to women

DES PLAINES, Ill. | On a Saturday night in Des Plaines, about 20 women are hanging out, chatting about their families and snacking on a veggie platter and lemonade.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am

Federal grant awarded to local construction group

A local group received a federal grant to develop training materials for the management of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

September 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Indiana lawmakers study how to prevent concussions for youth athletes

INDIANAPOLIS | The brother of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson endorsed a plan Friday that would require all Indiana youth football coaches be trained in detecting and preventing concussions, but also urged state lawmakers studying the issue not to ignore other youth sports.

September 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Road Rants: News about attempted U-turns and drivers who don't believe the road is closed to them

Road Rants: News about attempted U-turns and drivers who don't believe the road is closed to them

MERRILLVILLE | With the crossovers permanently closed along U.S. 30, motorists must make u-turns at traffic signals to reach certain businesses.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Mary Beth Bonaventura revealed to a new state oversight panel Wednesday that she intends to be a transformational director of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

July 31, 2013 5:00 pm

Brentwood at Hobart launches Shade Brigade

HOBART | With temperatures rising, many local senior citizens are finding it hard to stay cool. That’s why Brentwood at Hobart has launched The Shade Brigade to help area seniors who have immediate needs arising from the recent hot weather.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
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