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New digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

New digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

Joe Battistoni has been hired as the new digital advertising director for The Times Media Co.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

A car rests in a ditch Tuesday morning on Cline Avenue just north of 85th Avenue in Schererville. Lake-effect snow caused white-out conditions in portions of the region.

January 21, 2014 9:07 am
Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

Lake-effect snow packing punch on move through region

A snow plow moves through heavy lake-effect snow Tuesday morning near Cline and 85th avenues in Schererville.

January 21, 2014 9:05 am
The top business stories of 2013

The top business stories of 2013

NWI housing market goes on a roll in 2013

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Lt. Texas O. Minter is honored Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery on the 50th anniversary of his death. He is the only member of the Griffith Police Department to die in the line of duty.

December 20, 2013 6:51 pm
Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Lt. Texas O. Minter is honored Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery on the 50th anniversary of his death. He is the only member of the Griffith Police Department to die in the line of duty.

December 20, 2013 6:45 pm
Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police and town officials are joined by relatives of Lt. Texas O. Minter on Friday at Ridgelawn Cemetery as the Rev. Theodore Mens leads the group in a gravesite memorial service. Minter died 50 years ago while on duty.

December 20, 2013 6:47 pm
Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Maria Juarez and Lesly Valdovinos, of East Chicago, watch as Hector Cruz, also of East Chicago, saws through the trunk of a tree Sunday at Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Schererville.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

The live Christmas tree industry is expecting a surge in sales this season, partly because of environmental concerns. Local tree farms, such as Luers Christmas Tree Farm, shown here, will benefit.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

Thinking green puts tree farms in the black

A Christmas tree is fed through a bundling machine Sunday at Luers Christmas Tree Farm in Schererville.

December 16, 2013 3:30 pm
Gary man dies from blunt force trauma

Gary man dies from blunt force trauma

Officials with the Lake County coroner's office, Gary police and Lake County Sheriff's Department respond Saturday to 102 E. 53rd Ave. in Gary, where a 75-year-old man was found dead in his apartment. The man died in an apparent homicide, the coroner's office said.

December 14, 2013 10:45 pm
Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Lynne Scherschel, front, board member of the anti-abortion group Lake County Right to Life, is joined by other organization members and some of the women who filed complaints Tuesday against a Gary abortion doctor.

December 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

More than 600 consumer complaints were filed Tuesday against Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who performs abortions at Friendship Family Planning, 3700 Broadway.

December 03, 2013 6:00 pm
State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

The popular La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed after they were raided by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Excise Police on Monday

November 20, 2013 1:04 pm
State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

The La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed Tuesday after a raid by state police and state excise police. The Merrillville location opened Wednesday afternoon and the Schererville location is expected to open Thursday.

November 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Hobart girl honored at Bears game

Hobart girl honored at Bears game

CHICAGO | It's not the red carpet at the Academy Awards, but a walk on the Soldier Field playing surface before 60,000 cheering fans is a joyous lifetime memory for most people.

October 10, 2013 10:00 pm Video Photos

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Shooting in Black Oak

Shooting in Black Oak

Gary police respond to the scene of a possible shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon. 

September 21, 2013 4:28 pm
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

Munster dentist Dr. Eric Compton demonstrates how to manipulate a virtual image of a crown for a tooth, using dental reconstruction technology.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

Rows of various colored porcelain cubes sit in a tray, ready to be milled into crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
High-tech care for teeth

High-tech care for teeth

A block of porcelain is milled into a desired shape, based on data sent via computer. Patients can receive crowns in less than two hours at Compton Dental Center, because the Munster practice uses on-site technology to create dental pieces.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Health Commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

Health Commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William C. VanNess II discusses the Indiana infant mortality rate during a meeting Tuesday at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Pan Gadson, Jacksonville, Fla."I haven't followed it too much. I think we need something."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Amanda Putz, Morgan Township""How are they going to decipher which candidates are optimal for certain medical procedures?"

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Diana Sanchez, Griffith"We shouldn't have to be going on a guessing game."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

Janis Thompson, East Chicago"I need to do more research on my own."

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

In the dark: unknowns hinder full comprehension of Obamacare

David Salazar, Hammond"I understand the rules and regulations are thousands of pages long. Who's going to read that?"

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

VALPARAISO | A longtime local journalist died Saturday after finishing a mud-drenched three-mile race rife with obstacles, including a climbing wall, slide and mud pit.

July 20, 2013 8:15 pm
Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

A farm plat directory from 1968 shows a parcel of land belonging to John and Ruth Zoeteman.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Bob Volkmann

Bob Volkmann

Bob Volkmann is Schererville's town manager.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Cal City Sears store slated for June closure

Cal City Sears store slated for June closure

The nearly 50-year-old Sears store in Calumet City's River Oaks Center is closing in early June, the company confirmed Friday.

February 22, 2013 11:37 am
Addition helps new mothers

Addition helps new mothers

The open concept living space in the new facility for the St. Monica Home Parenting Program allows new mothers learn life skills.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
School nurse focuses on diabetes education

School nurse focuses on diabetes education

Tracy Tucker, a nurse for the School City of Hammond, and Joan Culver, supervisor of nursing and health services for the School City of Hammond, pose with a stuffed pancreas prop and Rufus, the teddy bear with diabetes. The pancreas and bear are some of the tools used in educating children a…

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
Woman crashes car into Griffith restaurant

Woman crashes car into Griffith restaurant

Barricades surround the crushed facade of Niko's Steak and Seafood, 216 S. Broad St., after a woman experienced a medical problem and crashed into the building early Sunday. No one was injured in the accident.

September 17, 2012 11:12 am
Hospitals embrace spa amenities in calming trend

Hospitals embrace spa amenities in calming trend

Pictured is an operating room at Franciscan Point Surgery Center. Hospital officials said the Crown Point facility was designed to ease patients' nerves by incorporating certain elements, such as natural light in the hallways and procedure rooms.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Moving day: Valpo hospital to close, new one to open

Moving day: Valpo hospital to close, new one to open

Prompt Ambulance Service employees Tim Karagias, a field supervisor, and Shannon Gollnick, operations manager, prepare oxygen tanks Friday in advance of Saturday's hospital move.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am
New C.P. surgical center designed to calm nerves

New C.P. surgical center designed to calm nerves

Judy DeMario, nurse manager for Franciscan Point Surgery Center, leads a tour at Wednesday's dedication and blessing of the outpatient surgery center in Crown Point. The $11.6 million facility will welcome its first patients Thursday.

May 23, 2012 7:52 pm
Residents share their thoughts on Gary's future

Residents share their thoughts on Gary's future

Many region residents who attended Tuesday's City of Promise event shared their experiences and impressions of Gary and their recommendations for improving it:

December 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond boy found shot to death in bed; father in critical condition

Hammond boy found shot to death in bed; father in critical condition

Larry DeGroot holds a picture of his grandson, 10-year-old Jason DeGroot, who died of a gunshot wound Tuesday. The boy and his 32-year-old father, also named Jason DeGroot, were found shot in a bedroom in their North Hammond home. The boy died, and his father remains in critical condition at…

November 16, 2011 9:00 pm
Police believe human bones found in Hammond belong to female

Police believe human bones found in Hammond belong to female

HAMMOND | Police believe human bones found Wednesday among the rubble of a construction site belong to a female, based on the size and style of a ring on one of the fingers.

October 07, 2011 1:15 pm Photos

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Fugitive in 1999 Whiting slaying nabbed in Pennsylvania

Fugitive in 1999 Whiting slaying nabbed in Pennsylvania

A man on Indiana's most wanted list for his role in a 1999 Whiting homicide is being held without bail in Pennsylvania until his preliminary hearing Friday.

October 05, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Janet Venecz tapped for vacant Hammond council seat

Janet Venecz tapped for vacant Hammond council seat

Janet Venecz was elected Saturday at a caucus to fill an at-large City Council vacancy.

August 13, 2011 12:30 pm
Cedar Lake family displaced after Tuesday house fire

Cedar Lake family displaced after Tuesday house fire

A Cedar Lake home smolders Tuesday morning about an hour after firefighters extinguished a fire that started in the attached garage. The cause is unknown.

June 15, 2011 12:00 am
Local links to beatification

Local links to beatification

The Rev. Frank Czaicki, vice prior at the Carmelite Monastery in Munster, cleans the area around a statue of Pope John Paul II, who is being beatified today, bringing him closer to sainthood. Czaicki was born in Wadowice, Poland, the same place the Paul was born.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Local links to beatification

Local links to beatification

An alb worn by Pope John Paul II hangs on a wall inside the chapel at the Carmelite Monastery in Munster. It was donated to the monastery last year.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Local links to beatification

Local links to beatification

The Rev. Joseph Zuziak, a member of the Salvatorian order of Catholic priests, holds a photo that was snapped when he met Pope John Paul II in 1979 in the pope's private residence. The pope ordained Zuziak as a priest in 1966 when the pope was the cardinal of Krakow, Poland.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Local links to beatification

Local links to beatification

A statue of Pope John Paul II stands on the grounds of the Salvatorian Fathers Monastery in Merrillville. Paul is being beatified today, a step on the path to sainthood.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Local links to beatification

Local links to beatification

A statue of Pope John Paul II stands on the grounds of the Salvatorian Fathers Monastery in Merrillville. Paul is being beatified today, a step on the path to sainthood.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Search continues for missing NWI doctor

Search continues for missing NWI doctor

Investigators are following up on tips as they continue to search for a Munster ophthalmologist who went missing early last week.

March 28, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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The region ... unplugged

The region ... unplugged

Cesar Pulido, 17, of Hammond, took the technology-free challenge from The Times. He spent much of his free time reading Kurt Vonnegut books.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
Courtroom art unveiled in Schererville

Courtroom art unveiled in Schererville

People view a newly unveiled mural painted on a wall of Schererville Town Court. The mural, which highlights parts of Indiana and Schererville history, was spearheaded by Town Judge Kenneth Anderson.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am
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