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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

M'ville, Gary dispute over sewer overflow aired Aug. 11

MERRILLVILLE | Court proceedings are scheduled for a Gary Sanitary District sewer overflow that allegedly occurred in Merrillville.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officials use public input to shape long-term plan

HOBART | The city is reviewing information provided by residents as Hobart officials continue developing potential projects for the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Restaurant may replace Merrillville nightclub

MERRILLVILLE | There are plans to open a Gaucho’s Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood location in Merrillville.

July 23, 2014 9:08 pm
Merrillville police salute retiring chaplain

Merrillville police salute retiring chaplain

MERRILLVILLE | The Police Department is bidding farewell to one of its longtime chaplains.

July 22, 2014 8:59 pm Photos

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New Hobart fire chief takes oath

New Hobart fire chief takes oath

Stephen C. McKown is sworn in Monday as the new chief of the Hobart Fire Department.

July 21, 2014 4:06 pm
New Hobart fire chief takes oath

New Hobart fire chief takes oath

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor lauded Monday's swearing in ceremony of new Fire Chief Stephen C. McKown as a day to celebrate the Fire Department's future.

July 21, 2014 3:57 pm

Hobart Council approves tax abatement requests

HOBART | Real estate tax abatement requests for two buildings proposed for the NorthWind Crossings development received final approval from the City Council Wednesday.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart approves South Shore interlocal accord

HOBART | The City Council affirmed Hobart’s support of the South Shore commuter rail extension Wednesday by joining an interlocal agreement associated with the project.

July 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Retired Hobart firefighter is next chief

HOBART | The search for a new fire chief in Hobart ended Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 9:45 pm
Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

HOBART | A law firm representing the family of two Gary boys who drowned last month in an excavation pit in Hobart said Wednesday it plans to file a lawsuit seeking $60 million.

July 16, 2014 8:57 pm Photos

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Planners delay votes on proposed M'ville developments

MERRILLVILLE | Developers of two projects proposed in Merrillville need more time to accommodate requests made by the Plan Commission.

July 15, 2014 9:37 pm
Schererville's Cline Avenue project on schedule

Schererville's Cline Avenue project on schedule

SCHERERVILLE | Work continues for a safety enhancement project on a stretch of Cline Avenue in Schererville.

July 15, 2014 5:02 pm
Safety village chief receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Safety village chief receives Sagamore of the Wabash

SCHERERVILLE | Bill Jarvis knew the Tri-Town Safety Village would be recognized during Wednesday’s Town Council meeting, but what happened next took the executive director of the facility by surprise.

July 09, 2014 9:47 pm Photos

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Safety village chief receives Sagamore award

Safety village chief receives Sagamore award

Bill Jarvis, executive director of the Tri-Town Safety Village, received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award on Wednesday night. Presenting him the award is state Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville.

July 09, 2014 9:40 pm
Safety village chief receives Sagamore award

Safety village chief receives Sagamore award

Bill Jarvis, executive director of the Tri-Town Safety Village, received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award on Wednesday night.

July 09, 2014 9:42 pm

Merrillville still identifying vacant, abandoned homes

MERRILLVILLE | As town leaders continue efforts to fill longtime vacant and abandoned properties in Merrillville, a committee overseeing the project already has several homes it could target.

July 09, 2014 8:38 pm

M'ville councilman urges guardrail near ditch

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Shawn Pettit believes a recent incident along Taft Street near 73rd Avenue proves a guardrail should be installed in that area.

July 08, 2014 9:36 pm

Ethnic festivals open Friday in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Two popular ethnic festivals kick off this week in Merrillville.

July 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Hobart provides property for E-911 tower

HOBART | The city’s Board of Public Works has decided to grant a portion of city property to Lake County so it can create a communication tower there for the E-911 consolidation.

July 05, 2014 6:55 pm

Approval sought for assisted living facility

MERRILLVILLE | The building proposed for a new assisted living facility in Merrillville received praise from town officials during a recent Plan Commission workshop, but the panel’s president wants a guarantee the project won’t cause flooding problems in a nearby residential area.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Police ask celebrants to follow fireworks rules

It’s inevitable consumer fireworks will be used to celebrate Independence Day, but area police want to ensure residents are complying with laws in place.

July 03, 2014 7:30 pm

New hearing officer selected in Hobart officer case

HOBART | A new hearing officer has been selected to oversee proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct against Hobart officer Kirk Homoky.

July 02, 2014 9:25 pm

Town considers approval of residential development

MERRILLVILLE | A proposed residential development in Merrillville could advance with assistance from the town.

July 01, 2014 9:35 pm

High speed chase ends in empty gas tank for Lake Station suspect

MERRILLVILLE | A high-speed pursuit on Interstate 65 late Tuesday was a gas guzzler, Merrillville police said.

June 25, 2014 5:23 pm

New law trumps M'ville blight hearings

MERRILLVILLE | The town is tweaking procedures for its unsafe and blighted properties hearings so it can pursue a new state law that could help fill abandoned homes in Merrillville.

June 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Hobart officials discuss, plan transporation needs

HOBART | Relieving traffic congestion in Hobart could involve projects promoting nonmotorized transportation, city officials said.

June 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Hobart pleased with NorthWind Crossing plans

HOBART | The City Council is pleased with plans for two new buildings that would be constructed in the NorthWind Crossings development.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Fundraiser takes healthy twist

GARY | When Crystal O’Brien decided to have a fundraiser to help send her daughter to a dance academy in California, she didn’t want to sell candy.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville looks at options for getting abandoned homes occupied

MERRILLVILLE | A new state law set to go into effect July 1 could help Merrillville get vacant and abandoned homes occupied again, but not in the way town leaders initially envisioned.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

NWI's first Coffee Cabin could open in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | A new gourmet coffee franchise could be brewing in Northwest Indiana.

June 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Kayak, paddle board rentals proposed for Lake George

HOBART | Plans to bring more recreational opportunities to Lake George also could increase the business traffic in Hobart’s downtown.

June 16, 2014 6:39 pm

Merrillville plans property acquisitions to curb urban blight

MERRILLVILLE | Efforts to reduce the number of abandoned and vacant homes in Merrillville are advancing.

June 15, 2014 6:36 pm
Hub Run draws friendly competitors

Hub Run draws friendly competitors

CROWN POINT | Other than catching their breath, those participating in Saturday’s Hub Run had another reaction after crossing the finish line.

June 14, 2014 8:32 pm Photos

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Gourmet shop should pop open in July

HOBART | Dwayne Walker says he's ready to get popping.

June 14, 2014 8:25 pm
Annual Hub Run draws friendly crowd

Annual Hub Run draws friendly crowd

CROWN POINT | Other than catching their breath, those participating in Saturday’s Hub Run had another reaction after crossing the finish line.

June 14, 2014 2:35 pm Photos

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S'ville girl suffering from rare disease becomes honorary officer for a day

S'ville girl suffering from rare disease becomes honorary officer for a day

SCHERERVILLE | To protect and serve are common responsibilities associated with police, but Schererville officers Thursday set out to accomplish some additional goals — to honor and uplift.

June 12, 2014 8:44 pm Photos

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Schererville exploring second E-911 option

SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement regarding E-911 consolidation in Lake County, but it’s not the one the majority of county municipalities have signed.

June 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Town remembers fallen soldier

MERRILLVILLE | A gazebo outside of Town Hall has been used in a variety of ways over the years.

June 10, 2014 10:00 pm

Hobart planning for future of parks

HOBART | City officials on Monday received an idea of how often park facilities are used and some improvements residents would like to see at the facilities.

June 09, 2014 9:20 pm

Flood insurance premiums set to drop for Merrillville residents

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville property owners required to have flood insurance could see their premiums drop by 15 percent this fall.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart narrows fire chief selection

HOBART | The city’s search for a new fire chief could be nearing its completion.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Former Schererville official dies

SCHERERVILLE | Former Schererville Town Councilman John Fladeland is being remembered by town officials as a great friend and a committed public servant.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officer faces misconduct allegations, possible termination

HOBART | Police Chief Rick Zormier has issued a notice of discipline to officer Kirk Homoky, City Attorney Anthony DeBonis said.

June 04, 2014 9:27 pm

Lowell man charged in fatal crash

MERRILLVILLE | A 25-year-old Lowell man’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit following an April 12 fatal crash he is accused of causing, police said.

June 03, 2014 7:00 pm

S'ville panel backs proposed subdivision

SCHERERVILLE | The Plan Commission backs two requests sought for a proposed residential development on Burr Street near 91st Avenue.

June 02, 2014 9:09 pm
Town acquires former Old Mill property

Town acquires former Old Mill property

Merrillville has acquired the former Old Mill property at 73rd Avenue and Madison Street.

May 22, 2014 1:16 pm
Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart leaders look at a map Monday about the Oak Savannah Trail extension project.

April 14, 2014 4:41 pm
Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart breaks ground for trail

Mayor Brian Snedecor speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the city's Oak Savannah Trail project.

April 14, 2014 3:51 pm
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