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Jerry Ross signs copies of 'Spacewalker'

Jerry Ross signs copies of 'Spacewalker'

CROWN POINT | Jerry Ross viewed astronauts involved in NASA’s Mercury missions as his heroes, and it’s clear many think of Ross the same way.

6 hours ago Photos


$75K allocated for M'ville park honoring unions

MERRILLVILLE | About two years after acquiring property to create a park to honor local unions, the town has earmarked funding for the project.

11 hours ago

Merrillville council rejects offer for Hendricks Park

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council isn't satisfied with a bid received for one of the park properties Merrillville wanted to sell during a recent auction.

September 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Roundabout project may extend to November

SCHERERVILLE | Work continues to create safety improvements on Cline Avenue, and completing the project is about a month away.

September 27, 2014 4:49 pm

Hobart opens bids for Brickie Bowl work

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor expects a grandstand renovation project at the Brickie Bowl to be finished by early spring.

September 26, 2014 8:15 pm

S’ville council moving forward with E-911 alternative

SCHERERVILLE | An operations board is in the midst of being created for a public safety answering point, a dispatch center that would serve Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake.

September 25, 2014 9:30 pm

M'ville takes steps to purchase Fieldhouse to lure Korean firm

MERRILLVILLE | The town is prepared to make an offer on a building a Korea-based pharmaceutical company has asked Merrillville to purchase as an incentive to bring the company to the town.

September 24, 2014 8:12 pm
M’ville FOP to honor fallen officer

M’ville FOP to honor fallen officer

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 168 will honor fallen officer Nickolaus Schultz with a memorial outside of Town Hall.

September 23, 2014 9:29 pm

New Starbucks location planned for M'ville in spring

MERRILLVILLE | Construction for a new Starbucks location in Merrillville could begin in the spring, town officials said.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officer back on unpaid leave

HOBART | Officer Kirk Homoky has been placed back on unpaid administrative leave.

September 17, 2014 7:16 pm
Schererville ceremony remembers 9/11 heroes

Schererville ceremony remembers 9/11 heroes

SCHERERVILLE | The weather wasn’t the only thing giving people chills during Schererville’s 9/11 ceremony Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 9:18 pm Photos


Resident wants S'ville sanitary sewer issue addressed

SCHERERVILLE | A sanitary sewer issue in the Sherwood Forest subdivision took up the bulk of Wednesday's Utility Board meeting.

September 10, 2014 10:07 pm
Work continues on second phase of 9/11 memorial

Work continues on second phase of 9/11 memorial

SCHERERVILLE | A year after a beam from a World Trade Center tower was put into place outside the Schererville Police Department, the second phase of town’s 9/11 memorial is nearly complete.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Work continues on second phase of 9/11 memorial

Work continues on second phase of 9/11 memorial

Julie Rizzo, owner of Recycled Granite, continues work for the second phase of the 9/11 memorial in Schererville. Rizzo is the sister-in-law of Don Bacso, a World Trade Center survivor.

September 09, 2014 4:48 pm
Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

Merrillville Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lilley reads the policeman’s prayer during the Guns and Hoses charity softball tournament. The event held a moment of silence for Merrillville police officer Nickolaus Schultz, who died Sunday morning after being shot Friday night.

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Guns and Hoses tourney benefits Hoosier Burn Camp

Guns and Hoses tourney benefits Hoosier Burn Camp

MERRILLVILLE | Firefighters and police officers representing about 25 area departments filled Hidden Lake Park on Sunday, but there was no cause for alarm.

September 07, 2014 8:10 pm Photos


Guns and Hoses tourney benefits Hoosier Burn Camp

Guns and Hoses tourney benefits Hoosier Burn Camp

Naudia Wilborn, of Gary, smiles after throwing out the first pitch alongside Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga.

September 07, 2014 7:58 pm

Former St. Sava Church hall to be demolished

HOBART | A dilapidated structure on property owned by GEO Group is expected to be razed.

September 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Hobart considers bond for street repairs

HOBART | The city is establishing financing to improve dozens of streets.

September 05, 2014 8:35 pm

Board offers another chance for dilapidated, century-old house

HOBART | A Hobart land owner has received an opportunity to improve an eyesore on his property before the city tears it down.

September 05, 2014 7:15 pm
Old Mill structure deemed unsafe; demolition urged

Old Mill structure deemed unsafe; demolition urged

MERRILLVILLE | The declining condition of the former Old Mill building has created a safety hazard the town looks to address by razing the facility.

September 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos


M'ville planners criticize developer's lack of accord with neighbor

MERRILLVILLE | The Plan Commission is unsure of what is holding up an agreement needed for a proposed residential development along Merrillville Road.

September 02, 2014 9:31 pm

Clean fill operation proposed for Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The town’s Board of Zoning Appeals is backing a potential clean fill facility.

August 31, 2014 4:25 pm

Company develoment plans bring promise of new jobs

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville has several key economic development projects in the wings.

August 30, 2014 6:19 pm

BZA gives Prairie Creek developer break on street rules

MERRILLVILLE | The Board of Zoning Appeals criticized the developer of the Prairie Creek subdivision Wednesday night, but it supported action that could benefit him while he looks to have the town accept roads in the development.

August 27, 2014 10:20 pm

Auction of Merrillville parkland attracts few bidders

MERRILLVILLE | The town missed out on $32,000 by not accepting an offer for Hendricks Park last year, Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Guernsey said.

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Troubled Rain Ultra Club closes

MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Museums planned for Tri-Town Safety Village

SCHERERVILLE | Future buildings planned for the Tri-Town Safety Village will focus on the past.

August 23, 2014 7:15 pm
Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Merrillville officials want Rain Ultra Club to close

MERRILLVILLE | A discussion about Rain Ultra Club became heated at times Wednesday night and included expletives from a Town Councilman, but several Merrillville officials made it clear they want the establishment to shut down.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pm

Work continues for possible second E-911 site

A proposed site for a second Public Safety Answering Point has been developed and budget estimates for the center that would serve St. John, Schererville and Cedar Lake are in place.

August 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Music venue concept presented in S’ville

SCHERERVILLE | Addressing noise and traffic concerns could be key factors in determining whether a possible outdoor entertainment venue could catch a tune in Schererville.

August 18, 2014 9:11 pm
Drive-in nostalgia at the Merrillville history musuem

Drive-in nostalgia at the Merrillville history musuem

MERRILLVILLE | Those interested in reliving nostalgic memories of Merrillville's former Y&W outdoor theater will have to go indoors.

August 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos


Family overcoming issues with community's support

Family overcoming issues with community's support

MERRILLVILLE | Facing a number of challenges, a volunteer Merrillville firefighter and his family are focusing on survival -- and leaning on their family and community for help.

August 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Merrillvillle commission eying grants to schools from redevelopment funds

MERRILLVILLE | Infrastructure projects are among the regular issues handled by the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, but the panel is breaking ground in another direction.

August 15, 2014 10:47 am

Hobart's Lakefront Festival highlights weekend activities

HOBART | Live music, food, fireworks shows and a variety of activities are all featured during the city’s 23rd annual Lakefront Festival, slated to run through Sunday.

August 14, 2014 7:26 pm

S'ville looking at radio purchases

SCHERERVILLE | The town continues reviewing the purchase of radios needed for E-911 consolidation efforts.

August 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Merrillville officials urged to revoke nightclub's license after 3 wounded in shooting

MERRILLVILLE | Police Chief Joseph Petruch wants the town to revoke the business license for Rain Ultra Club following a shooting that injured three people there early Monday.

August 12, 2014 9:35 pm

Lowell to hire first paid firefighter

LOWELL | The Lowell Fire Department has council approval to hire the town’s first full-time firefighter.

August 12, 2014 4:47 pm
Church helps families prepare for school in Gary

Church helps families prepare for school in Gary

GARY | The need for a back to school event Monday in Gary was evident before the program got started.

August 11, 2014 8:37 pm Photos


Hobart mayor wants residents to maintain properties

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor isn’t pleased with the condition of the frontage of some residential and commercial properties in Hobart.

August 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Hobart to complete trash, recycling program

HOBART | The city plans to have its automated garbage and recycling program in full operation by the end of the year.

August 09, 2014 5:26 pm

Demolition authorized for Hobart building

HOBART | Hobart is planning to raze a dilapidated structure on the city’s south side.

August 09, 2014 5:21 pm

Merrillville paving work could be completed by fall

MERRILLVILLE | A town project to repave dozens of streets could be finished in late September or early October, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

August 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Youngsters give it their all in pedal pull at Lake County Fair

Youngsters give it their all in pedal pull at Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | Tractors used during Thursday’s youth pedal pull competition weren’t motorized, but the children pedaling them had no problems revving up the crowd of onlookers.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm Photos


Hobart employees could receive raises in 2015

HOBART | Raises could be in store for Hobart employees in 2015.

August 06, 2014 9:48 pm
K-9 officers help lure Night Out crowds

K-9 officers help lure Night Out crowds

There wasn’t a lack of participation Tuesday at National Night Out events.

August 05, 2014 9:55 pm Photos


S'ville panel discusses residential development plans

SCHERERVILLE | The Plan Commission spent much of Monday's study session discussing entrances to a proposed residential development near 77th Avenue and Ontario Street.

August 04, 2014 9:14 pm

M'ville continues planning vacant, abandoned homes project

MERRILLVILLE | The town has already identified more than 100 vacant and abandoned homes in Merrillville, and officials believe there are many more that will be added to that list.

July 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Merrillville still updating parks master plan

MERRILLVILLE | Efforts continue to update the master plan for Merrillville’s Parks and Recreation Department, town officials said.

July 27, 2014 7:18 pm
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