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DeMartinis named OE CEO

DeMartinis named OE CEO

VALPARAISO | Ellen DeMartinis has been named the next CEO of Opportunity Enterprises.

October 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

PORTAGE | Both candidates for Portage Township Trustee say they have a passion for helping people, especially those in need.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Portage police endorse Reynolds for sheriff

PORTAGE | The Portage Fraternal Order of Police Vernon Reibly Lodge No. 145 unanimously voted to endorse David M. Reynolds for Porter County Sheriff in the November election, according to a press release issued by Lodge President Emerito Beltran.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Portage council approves lease agreement for proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a lease agreement between the Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority bringing the $8.25 million bond to fund a new fire station and refurbish the police station closer to reality.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Juvenile faces charges after altercation at football game

PORTAGE | A juvenile faces several charges after she allegedly battered police officers during last Friday's Portage High School football game.

October 09, 2014 12:45 pm
Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

PORTAGE | The Portage Police SWAT team arrested three men Tuesday, all charged with various drug-related offenses.

October 08, 2014 12:42 pm Photos


Man arrested after allegedly pushing woman, breaking her leg

PORTAGE | A Lake Station man is facing several charges after allegedly getting into a fight with a woman in a busy parking lot Tuesday night.

October 08, 2014 12:15 pm

Superintendent apologizes for political interpretation of email

UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Schools Superintendent John Hunter has apologized if an email he sent out last month appeared to have political intentions.

October 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Man in custody in toddler's death

Man in custody in toddler's death

PORTAGE | A Gary man is being charged in the death of a 21-month-old boy over the weekend.

October 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Portage council approves abatements to provide some 500 jobs

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved two tax abatements officials said will bring some 500 jobs to the city in the next three or four years.

October 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Portage man takes children with him while allegedly stealing air conditioning units

PORTAGE | Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon after police said they stole two air conditioning units from behind a business in the Portage Mall.

October 06, 2014 12:55 pm

Porter County crime briefs

$15,000 shoe collection reported stolen

October 06, 2014 12:46 pm

Portage police name liaison officer for boys and girls club

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department and Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit have partnered with a shared goal of providing another resource to the youth of the Portage community.

October 06, 2014 12:30 pm
Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

PORTAGE | Declan McKee and a group of his Willowcreek Middle School football teammates pulled weeds, picked up trash and smiled along the way.

October 05, 2014 12:10 am Photos


Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

PORTAGE | Dylan Yates beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a teen.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission reconsiders 4-way stop at Airport and Robbins

PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission has a short time span to decide whether they want to make the intersection of Airport and Robbins roads a four-way stop.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
Portage church provides homework help to students

Portage church provides homework help to students

PORTAGE | Carol Anderson sat at the pint-sized desk in a Central Elementary School classroom last week.

October 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos


Fire damages Portage home

Fire damages Portage home

October 02, 2014 4:34 pm

Solution eyed to help Portage Walgreens remain viable

PORTAGE | A solution may have been found to help out the Walgreens on the city's south side.

October 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Man arrested following thefts at Portage mobile home park

PORTAGE | A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after several of his neighbors reported thefts from their vehicles.

October 02, 2014 11:35 am

Field assessors canvassing South Haven area

SOUTH HAVEN | Portage Township Assessor Millie Arocho wants to remind residents of the South Haven area that field assessors are currently canvassing the community.

October 01, 2014 1:31 pm

FBI continues to request information from Portage officials

PORTAGE | Another Portage official has received a federal subpoena seeking information on city purchases.

October 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

PORTAGE | Willowcreek Middle School students were inspired to get their "Mojo Up" Wednesday morning.

October 01, 2014 10:41 am Photos


Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Portage Fire Department to hold open house Saturday

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Portage Fire Station 1, 3401 Swanson Road.

September 30, 2014 12:16 pm
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