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Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Groups pursue housing projects for veterans

Many area officials want to make sure local veterans experience home ownership.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart prepares for improvements at Brickie Bowl

HOBART | There haven't been any games for a while at the Brickie Bowl, but the iconic the facility continues to generate excitement.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Mock crash gives firefighters experience

Mock crash gives firefighters experience

PORTER | About 9 a.m. Saturday, the call went out.

May 31, 2014 3:15 pm Photos


Merrillville to have second inspection of former Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | The cost to save the former Old Mill property remains uncertain, but town officials plan to soon obtain a better understanding of the structural integrity of the building constructed in 1851.

May 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Temporary repairs on Mississippi Street to wrap in July

MERRILLVILLE | Work to smooth out Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 is expected to start in coming weeks, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Merrillville grants request for proposed charter school

MERRILLVILLE | The TRON/AGEK Educational Foundation has secured a location for a potential charter school in Merrillville.

May 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Korean pharmaceutical company could come to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | To entice a Korean pharmaceutical company to open a production facility in Merrillville, town leaders are contemplating purchasing a building that would be used by the company.

May 27, 2014 9:20 pm

Merrillville wants infrastructure guarantees at Foxmoor

MERRILLVILLE | A developer is interested in building on lots in the stalled-out Foxmoor residential community.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville has difficulty collecting fines

MERRILLVILLE | Town legal advisers are examining several issues involving citations and fines issued for violations found during fire inspections.

May 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Proposal alarming to M'ville leaders

MERRILLVILLE | Multiple town leaders oppose a proposed method of encouraging businesses to pay Merrillville's annual alarm permit renewal fee.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Merrillville acquires former Old Mill property

Merrillville acquires former Old Mill property

MERRILLVILLE | The former Old Mill pizza property has a new owner — the town of Merrillville.

May 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos


Council to vote on charter school request Tuesday

MERRILLVILLE | Town councilmen have been asked to consider factors other than their opinions of charter schools when making a decision about a special exception sought for the proposed Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Charter School.

May 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Police: Teens involved in Merrillville armed robbery

MERRILLVILLE | Two teenagers are in custody in connection with an armed robbery early Wednesday at a Merrillville gas station.

May 21, 2014 6:05 pm

Road projects possible along Mississippi Street in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | An area along Mississippi Street north of U.S. 30 is attracting attention, Merrillville officials said.

May 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Charges filed in Merrillville theft

MERRILLVILLE | Two Lake Station men allegedly broke into a construction company's property May 13 and stole an industrial air compressor and a trailer.

May 19, 2014 5:49 pm

Shops on Main sustains strong pace; new stores should open soon

SCHERERVILLE | The first phase of the Shops on Main development is almost completely leased.

May 17, 2014 7:20 pm
Suspects sought in M'ville attempted murder

Suspects sought in M'ville attempted murder

MERRILLVILLE | A shooting victim is recovering from wounds he suffered Thursday night, and investigators are searching for suspects involved in the attempted murder, police said.

May 16, 2014 6:22 pm Photos


Memorial tree plantings questioned; councilman walks out of meeting

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Richard Hardaway walked out of Tuesday's meeting after memorial trees set to be planted in honor of his deceased relatives were questioned by Council President Carol Miano.

May 16, 2014 5:32 pm
Westville man allegedly bragged about 2008 double homicide in M'ville

Westville man allegedly bragged about 2008 double homicide in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | More than six years after two cousins were shot to death inside a Merrillville apartment, a Westville man has been accused of the murders.

May 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos


S'ville approves request for private school

S'ville approves request for private school

SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are supporting the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy's plans to open a location in Schererville.

May 14, 2014 9:30 pm Photos


Charter facilities dilute school funding, Lux warns M'ville council

MERRILLVILLE | As the Town Council continues to consider a special exception request for a proposed charter school, a former Merrillville schools superintendent told Merrillville leaders about potential issues public educators could face if a charter school opens.

May 14, 2014 6:07 pm

M'ville council considers incentives to land international company

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials haven't provided much information about an international company that is considering locating in Merrillville, but efforts to bring the business to the area has it's own code name.

May 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Private school seeks second location

SCHERERVILLE | Growth at the Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy has the private school seeking a second location in the area.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am
Gary firefighters help resuscitate man during extreme race

Gary firefighters help resuscitate man during extreme race

A group of Gary firefighters competing in a Tough Mudder event Saturday rushed to the aid of a man suffering a cardiac issue.

May 12, 2014 6:00 pm

M'ville subdivision could receive sanitary sewers from MCD

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Conservancy District is willing to expand sanitary sewer service in the Southmoor Park subdivision.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Rental registration ordinance possible in Hobart

HOBART | Landlords of residential rental properties might be asked to register with the city.

May 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Buzinec pursuing adult day care project

HOBART | A familiar name in the city is contemplating offering a service in Hobart that can help families living with adults requiring regular care.

May 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Group suggests GEO could be visiting Hobart soon

HOBART | Members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart believe GEO Group representatives could be coming to the city as soon as next week.

May 07, 2014 8:55 pm

South Bend man charged in Hobart store thefts

HOBART | A South Bend man faces two counts of felony theft in connection to incidents at Sam's Club in Hobart.

May 07, 2014 6:25 pm

Shudick wins in Ross Township race

ROSS TOWNSHIP | Ross Township Democrats want Joseph Shudick to continue serving as their trustee.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Guetzloff to face Shepherd in general election

ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP | Rob Guetzloff will face incumbent Jean Shepherd for the St. John Township trustee position in the general election.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

M'ville woman accused of attacking man with hot oil, glass, teeth

MERRILLVILLE | A 34-year-old Merrillville woman allegedly attacked a man with hot cooking oil, broken glass and her teeth during a Friday altercation at a home in the 5500 block of Georgia Street.

May 05, 2014 7:00 pm
Region's own Jerry Ross earns place in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Region's own Jerry Ross earns place in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

As a child, Jerry Ross' heroes were astronauts involved in NASA's Mercury missions.

May 05, 2014 11:00 am Photos



Two Dems, two Republicans seek nominations for St. John Township trustee

ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP | St. John Township Trustee candidates have different perspectives, but they each have political experience.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Two seek Ross trustee position

ROSS TOWNSHIP | The two Democratic candidates for Ross Township trustee are familiar with each other.

May 03, 2014 1:41 pm

Renovation project receives approval from Hobart panel

HOBART | The city's Redevelopment Commission is supportive of an exterior rehabilitation project planned in Hobart's downtown.

May 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Hobart seeks public feedback for comprehensive plan

HOBART | Establishing the city's 10-year comprehensive plan will take a community effort.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville board supports requests sought by businesses

MERRILLVILLE | It's taken more than a year, but plans for a new adult daycare facility are advancing in Merrillville.

April 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Food bank sets out to assist more children

The leader of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana said she was shocked to see the number of local children facing food insecurity charted in the Map of Meal Gap 2014 study.

April 26, 2014 12:00 pm

S'ville roundabout project to start in June

SCHERERVILLE | A road project on a stretch of Cline Avenue in Schererville will be starting in a little more than a month, and lane restrictions and closures are expected while works occurs, town officials said.

April 24, 2014 7:00 pm

St. Sava plans Orthodox cemetery in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to create an Orthodox cemetery on its property along Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue.

April 23, 2014 9:07 pm

Conservationist groups want GEO property

HOBART | Three local conservation organizations hope to acquire land currently owned by GEO Group.

April 23, 2014 7:09 pm

M'ville may contribute to sewer project

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders are examining what Merrillville can do to get a sanitary sewer expansion project started in the Southmoor Park subdivision.

April 22, 2014 9:30 pm

Study: Thousands face hunger issues in NWI

A national analysis of hunger issues shows nearly 16 percent of the population in Lake and Porter counties faces food insecurity.

April 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Merrillville council postpones charter school decision

MERRILLVILLE | Some Merrillville officials aren't ready to make a decision about a special exception request for the proposed Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Charter School.

April 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Merrillville wants temporary fix on Mississippi Street

MERRILLVILLE | The bumps on Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 in Merrillville could get smoothed out before the town starts a project to widen the road.

April 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Albanese expansion zoning request endorsed; OK may come May 7

HOBART | A zone change request submitted by Albanese Confectionery received initial approval this week from the City Council.

April 18, 2014 7:55 pm

Hobart considers extending sewer system to subdivision

HOBART | The city intends to take another look at the possibility of establishing a sanitary sewer connection to the Deep River Estates subdivision.

April 16, 2014 9:15 pm

M'ville stormwater board member to step down

MERRILLVILLE | A new member of Merrillville's Stormwater Management Board says he plans to leave the panel.

April 15, 2014 7:45 pm
Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart breaks ground for trail

HOBART | The weather might have been dreary Monday morning, but that didn't dampen the mood of some Hobart officials as they kicked off a project to construct the last section of the Oak Savannah Trail.

April 14, 2014 7:30 pm Photos


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