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Brenda Sheetz, vice president of the Porter County Community Foundation, tracks donations at the 2013 Give Day event at The Times office in Valapraiso.
Jade Palin of Valparaiso was the first person Thursday to donate at The Times office in Valparaiso at the Porter County Community Foundation's Give Day, which benefits local organizations serving childen.
Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday morning in the area of U.S. 30 and Axe Avenue in Valparaiso.
One person was injured in an accident Wednesday at U.S. 6 and County Road 450 West.
One of the two cars involved in an accident Wednesday at the corner of U.S. 6 and County Road 450 West in Portage Township.
The United States Department of Energy announced Thursday it has awarded Valparaiso University a $2.3 million cooperative agreement to fund solar research through a proposal from the College of Engineering. The funding, which will be dispersed during the course of a three-year period, is a d…
Students at Valparaiso High School on Wednesday were evacuated from the school after staff members noticed a smell of burning plastic. No source of the smell was found.
A brick design is stamped into fresh concrete on Thursday at the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.
Workers this week prepared the apron at the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road. The red concrete was stamped to give the appearance of a brick design.
A sign posted Tuesday at the Indiana Dunes State Park warns visitors that swimming is not allowed because of the potential for rip currents.
Visitors to the Indiana Dunes State Park on Tuesday walk along the shoreline, but remain out of the water as swimming was prohibited because of the threat of rip currents.
Workers on Monday prepare to wash windows at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection.
Crews on Monday continue demolition work on the former Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus building. The land occupied by the former hospital has been sold to Valparaiso University.
A sign warns spectators to keep out of the demolition site at the former Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus site on LaPorte Avenue.
Firefighters battle a blaze Friday at the Needle & Thread business located at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette streets in Valparaiso.
Project Neighbors would like to renovate the top two floors of the building at 454 S. College Ave. into 18 residential units. HealthLinc is relocating to a new building at 1001 Sturdy Road and will open its doors to patients on July 8.
NIPSCO workers discuss the gas line break along Weston Street in Valparaiso on Tuesday after city workers hit a natural gas line. The gas leak prompted officials to evacuate Ben Franklin Middle School.
NIPSCO workers line Weston Street in Valparaiso on Tuesday after city workers hit a natural gas line. The gas leak prompted officials to evacuate Ben Franklin Middle School.
Charles Randle stands inside his business Thursday that was damaged when an SUV was driven through the front wall. There was no one inside the the business, Upholstery by Charles, at 1202 Formula Drive. No injuries were reported.
An SUV drove into the front of an upholstery store at 1202 Formula Drive in Valparaiso on Thursday morning April 25, 2013. No one was injured.
"Francis and the Leper" can be seen in the foyer of First Methodist Church in downtown Valparaiso.
A Valparaiso Public Works truck pulls into the current Public Works facility on Don Hovey Drive at Axe Avenue. City officials are considering moving the Public Works Department to a new campus near the city's wastewater treatment plant on the city's west side.
Dr. Jose Agusti, who practices in this office at 60 S. Valparaiso St., in Valparaiso, was arrested Thursday and charged with sexual deviate conduct and sexual battery.
Firefighters continued to douse the rubble at 204 Lincolnway in Valparaiso on Tuesday, while demolition workers continue to take down the east wall of the 1901 building that caught fire Monday.
Rubble remains of a century-old building at 204 Lincolnway on Monday night after an early morning fire.
Demolition crews began dismantling a large building in downtown Valparaiso that caught fire early Monday morning.
The building at 204 Lincolnway is demolished Monday after a fire gutted the building during the early morning hours.
Firefighters continue to pour water on a building at 204 Lincolnway in Valparaiso following an early morning fire that closed much of the downtown business district.
Firefighters continue to put water on a building on Lincolnway in Valparaiso on Monday morning. The fire closed much of the downtown area.
Smoke continues to pour from a building in downtown Valparaiso following an early Monday morning fire.
The Friends of the Porter County Public Library sell used books in a second-floor room at the Valparaiso branch, and at each of the system's other branches, to support library operations.
Donna Anduskey, left, and Ilene Chelf are longtime members of the Friends of the Porter County Public Library. They, along with other members, run the book sale room on the second floor at the Valparaiso branch.
A sign at the the new HealthLinc clinic shows what the final project should look like.
Work at the new HealthLinc clinic continued throughout the day on Monday.
Improvements at the Valparaiso wastewater treatment plant paid off in 2012 as the city had no overflows of untreated sewage into Salt Creek from the plant.
An employee of 1-800 Board Up cleans up debris in front of a home in the 600 block of Newport Road.
Jason Rivera talks on his cellphone outside his home in the 600 block of Newport Road in Portage Township. An SUV hit the home just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle struck his bedroom, where Rivera, his wife and baby were sleeping. His daughter was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
After a little more than a year, the former North Coast Distributing facilities have attracted some interest, but no buyers. The Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission paid $4 million for the buildings after the business moved to a new headquarters on Ind. 49 in early 2012.
Faisal Kutty is an assistant professor of law at Valparaiso University Law School.
A semitrailer full of donated items, including food, pet food, clothing and furniture, was shipped Friday to The Salvation Army in Trenton, N.J., to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers who helped with the effort at Vale Park Animal Hospital were on hand Friday to watch the depar…
Volunteers at the Porter County Salvation Army have kicked off their annual Red Kettle campaign — a fundraiser that supports the organization throughout the year. From left are Angel Tree program coordinator Kathy Childress, volunteer Rose Genisio and Maj. Jon Welch.
Luxury apartments and businesses are being planned for the farmland that sits just east of the Pine Creek subdivision on Valparaiso's east side.
Work continues Wednesday on the Duesenberg Welcome Center at the U.S. 30 entrance to Valparaiso University.
Work continues Tuesday on the Valparaiso University Welcome Center.
Nicole Anton, right, of Valparaiso casts her ballot Tuesday morning at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso. Poll judge Becky Springsteen, left, hands Anton a sticker showing she voted.
A fire gutted a home on Sassafras Drive in Union Township on Wednesday.
Fire fighters put out hot spots at a house fire on Sassafras Drive at Robyn Road in Union Township on Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
Porter County Sheriff David Lain, left, and Beatrice Owen, right, director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, release balloons Monday at the Porter County Administration Center as part of Red Ribbon Week activities.
Dr. Mann Spitler, center, speaks to students Monday about the dangers of drug use at a Red Ribbon Week program at the Porter County Administration Center. Porter County Sheriff David Lain, left, and Porter County Red Ribbon Chairperson Jackie Sterling, right, also spoke to the students.
Students from Myers Elementary School in Portage release balloons Monday at the Porter County Administration Center in Valparaiso as part of Red Ribbon Week activities.
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