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Hobart leaders tell residents to weigh in on dog park

Hobart leaders tell residents to weigh in on dog park

HOBART | Conversations about the location of the city’s first dog park look to extend into next month.

October 20, 2014 8:11 pm

Major M'ville road projects on tap for spring

MERRILLVILLE | Projects to enhance traffic on two well-traveled roads in Merrillville are expected to get under way next year.

October 19, 2014 8:34 pm
Residents back memorial for fallen M'ville officer

Residents back memorial for fallen M'ville officer

MERRILLVILLE | Saturday brought chilly weather, but there were warm hearts in Merrillville.

October 18, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Merrillville considers buying flood storage properties

MERRILLVILLE | The town is exploring the possibility of acquiring privately owned flood storage properties throughout Merrillville.

October 16, 2014 5:26 pm

Merrillville continues discussing clean fill facility Wednesday

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council will continue its discussion about a proposed clean fill facility during a workshop session at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.

October 16, 2014 12:05 am

Hanson Logistics outlines expansion plans

HOBART | Hanson Logistics has plans for another expansion of its cold storage facility in the city.

October 15, 2014 9:25 pm

Merrillville rain garden soaks up awards

MERRILVILLE | A stormwater project completed in north Merrillville is soaking up attention.

October 15, 2014 6:50 pm

Merrillville eyes purchase of The Fieldhouse

MERRILLVILLE | A pharmaceutical company could begin preparing a Merrillville facility for operations in the first quarter of next year, according to town officials.

October 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Residents want dog park in different location

HOBART | The location for a dog park isn’t sitting well with some residents.

October 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Partnership has positive impact on Hobart schools

HOBART | The Hobart Police Department and the School City of Hobart have expanded their partnership with multiple initiatives that went into place this school year.

October 13, 2014 7:30 pm

M'ville panel prods Indian American, subdivision accord

MERRILLVILLE | The Plan Commission has given the developer of the proposed Hunter’s Glen subdivision a deadline to complete an agreement with the Indian American Cultural Center.

October 12, 2014 8:41 pm

Merrillville's $3.2 million purchase offer for The Fieldhouse accepted

MERRILLVILLE |The town’s goal of bringing a pharmaceutical company to Merrillville is closer to fruition.

October 12, 2014 5:45 pm

Pace remains strong at Shops on Main

SCHERERVILLE | The pace remains steady at the Shops on Main, officials said.

October 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Snedecor wants third term in Hobart

HOBART | Brian Snedecor is proud of the accomplishments he has been associated with as the city’s mayor, and he wants to bring more improvements and continue to serve the community.

October 09, 2014 9:00 pm

S’ville urged to correct drainage problems

SCHERERVILLE | Property owners on Meadow Lane are asking the town to take swift action to address drainage concerns in that area.

October 08, 2014 9:57 pm

Merrillville considers possible nightclub security ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | If a new nightclub is proposed to open in Merrillville, a Plan Commission member wants to ensure there are adequate safety measures in place.

October 08, 2014 7:10 pm

Residents concerned about proposed clean fill facility

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council has received plenty of feedback from residents as the panel continues to contemplate if it will support a clean fill facility proposed for the town’s west side.

October 07, 2014 9:59 pm

Commission defers voting on residential development

SCHERERVILLE | The Plan Commission needs more time before it can make a decision about a primary approval request for the proposed Apple Tree Estates subdivision.

October 06, 2014 9:49 pm

Hobart awards contract for Brickie Bowl renovations

HOBART | Work associated with the first phase of a renovation project at the Brickie Bowl is projected to get underway soon following action taken Friday by the Redevelopment Commission.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Police chief shoots for spring opening of firearms training range

HOBART | Hobart Police Chief Rick Zormier is shooting to have a new gun range training facility for city officers operational in the spring.

October 04, 2014 8:15 pm

Hobart breaks ground Tuesday on sewer project

HOBART | The city’s south side sewer project is set to begin next week.

October 01, 2014 6:30 pm
Indy man embarks on 25th Tenderness Tour

Indy man embarks on 25th Tenderness Tour

HOBART | As Richard Propes celebrated his 49th birthday Wednesday, he had a wish on his mind – “a peaceful home for every child.”

October 01, 2014 6:36 am Photos


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.

September 30, 2014 10:00 pm 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.

September 30, 2014 5:09 pm

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
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