Fort Wayne

Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life

The cover of Martone's 2005 memoir.

Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.

He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation.

While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia Meek to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.

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News
11:52 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Despite violence, Henry says Fort Wayne is safe

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Rusty York spoke to the media Thursday about the recent rash of shootings in the city.
Credit Sean Bueter / WBOI-FM

After a violent week in Fort Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Rusty York want residents to know the city is safe.

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Money
11:01 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Insurance company plans $15 million expansion

A company that provides insurance to churches and other ministries has announced it will expand its headquarters on its 30-acre campus in Fort Wayne.

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company will invest $15 million to build a 55,000 square foot facility, which it expects to be operational by early 2014.

The company says the move could create up to 102 new jobs in the next four years.

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Money
3:55 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Fort Wayne outpaces nation in job growth

John Stafford, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

A new economic report shows Fort Wayne is among the few areas of the country to outpace the national job growth rate.

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Education
1:43 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Saint Francis adds to its downtown presence

University of Saint Francis President Sister Elise Kriss announced an expansion to USF's downtown campus Monday.
Sean Bueter WBOI

The University of Saint Francis is adding to its presence in Downtown Fort Wayne.

University President Sister Elise Kriss announced Monday that USF will buy the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce building at 826 Ewing Street, adjacent to the city’s business district. Once renovations are finished, it will be the new home for the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Arts United introduces consolidated box office

Arts United introduced its new ArtsTix Community Box Office Friday.
Sean Bueter WBOI

Five of Fort Wayne's arts organizations will soon share a single box office and a new online presence.

At a media event Friday morning, Arts United President Jim Sparrow announced the creation of the new ArtsTix Community Box Office.The system will allow patrons to buy tickets for the Fort Wayne Ballet, Philharmonic, Civic Theatre, Youtheare and Dance Collective at a single ticketing location. The initiative will also add online ticketing for those organizations.

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Money
1:11 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Kroger closes N. Anthony Scott's; announces new investments

Officials from the Kroger grocery chain announced today the company will not reopen its North Anthony location in Fort Wayne, which was shut down due to major structural issues.

Earlier this year, several public officials lobbied to keep the store open, but the company ultimately deemed the problems beyond repair. The pharmacy adjacent to the North Anthony Scott's will also close.

In a statement, Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder said employees at the North Anthony store were told Friday morning they could transfer to other locations.

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