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Ted Uzelac

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm
Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspects

Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspects

The Portage Police Department is trying to identify the man and woman seen in these photographs. The two are suspects in a theft from the jewelry department at Wal-mart on Aug. 17.

August 21, 2014 3:14 pm Photos


Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Portage police seek suspect in pool vandalism

PORTAGE | Portage police are seeking information on the vandalism of a swimming pool in the 2200 block of Sandalwood Street.

July 16, 2014 10:50 am
Portage police seek assistance with ID'ing fraud suspect

Portage police seek assistance with ID'ing fraud suspect

PORTAGE | Police are seeking the public's help identifying a woman in connection with a prescription fraud investigation.

July 08, 2014 11:00 am

Portage City Council approves veterans preference hiring policy

PORTAGE | The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a hiring policy that gives preference to veterans.

May 07, 2014 8:45 pm

Portage council overrides mayor's veto of gay marriage resolution

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor James Snyder's pocket veto of a resolution regarding a proposed state constitutional amendment involving the definition of marriage.

March 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Portage approves tightening solicitor's licenses

PORTAGE | Beginning next year, when a door-to-door solicitor bangs on a front door in Portage, they better have a large, visible identification tag.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Portage approves new dog, cat licensing measures

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved new measures for the licensing of residents' dogs and cats.

December 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Portage continues to consider business licensing

PORTAGE | Portage officials are continuing to look at how they license businesses throughout the city without causing hardships to either the businesses or city employees.

December 01, 2013 10:30 pm

Portage committee proposes changes to pet licensing requirements

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee heard a proposal Tuesday night that would make it easier for residents to register their dogs.

November 12, 2013 8:45 pm

Portage council delays tweaks to park employee salaries

PORTAGE | The City Council delayed changing salaries for two park department employees Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage won't change ordinances to accomodate sheep

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee decided it wouldn't change a Portage ordinance to accommodate a resident wanting to keep sheep on a large parcel of land within the city.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

Portage council reviews proposed commercial sewer rate increases

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday reviewed a proposed sewer rate increase for commercial properties, asking for clarifications.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Portage council sidesteps action on sewer rate increase

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council declined to take any action last week on two issues involving the city's Utility Services Department.

April 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Portage City Council approves vacation policy for department heads

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday approved 4-1 an ordinance amendment outlining vacation policy for department heads.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Portage eyes changing personnel policies for supervisors

PORTAGE | A change in city personnel policy four years ago has come back to bite officials as they wrangle over what to do about vacations for department supervisors.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Portage's ethics ordinance faces revamp

PORTAGE | The city's ethics ordinance will get a full review by a separate, specially appointed committee.

November 27, 2012 8:00 pm
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