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Huntington County rivers to be improved

STAFF REPORT More than $1 million in DNR grants will fund projects to improve Indiana’s water bodies, including more than $112,000 to rivers in Huntington County. The Salamonie River in Huntington county will receive $72,500 for low-head dam removal and the W

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"Healthy Steps" returns to Parkview Huntington Hospital

STAFF REPORT Parkview Huntington Hospital is giving residents a chance to take advantage of free health screenings, reduced-cost lab work and other wellness-related activities at their semi-annual health and wellness fair. The hospital’s “Healthy Steps&

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HU announces $40m campaign

TAKING SWINGS: Huntington University studentsLauraCaicedoand SangJin Woo take a swing at asign with a picture of the current Huntington Union Building (HUB) that reads “Foresters, are you ready?” during the public announcement of the University’s $40 million comprehensive Step Forward campaign. The HUB will undergo a renovation along with theMerillat Athletic Complex & Fieldhouse (Plex) as the next steps in the campaign, which has already raised more than $33 million.

by James Ehle Huntington University announced its comprehensive $40 million “Step Forward” campaign which includes upcoming renovations to the Huntington Union Building (HUB) and Merillat Athletic Complex & Fieldhouse. The campaign has already raise

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Inmate faces habitual rape sentence

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com A Huntington man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday after admitting to rape in addition to a charge of Intimidation. Timothy Dwayne Weinley Jr., 41, was sentenced to 15 years of confinement for a count of rape, a Level

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Northeast Indiana Bancorp breaks records

STAFF REPORT Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, saw its highest net income to date in 2019 and set records in its third quarter. Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc. (NIDB) announced in a press release on Oct. 11 that the comp

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Huntington ReStore plans to vacate

STAFF REPORT The Huntington ReStore will vacate its current location after November 2, 2019. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne has accepted an offer to purchase their existing location at 250 Commerce Drive. The organization is currently seeking a new loca

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$6.5k raised for Purple Heart Corridor

PURPLE HEART GATEWAY ARCH: Members of the Purple Heart Gateway Arch committee applaud a $1,500 donation from Two-EE’s winery to go toward construction costs of the arch over Huntington’s Purple Heart Corridor, West Park Drive.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington’s VFW Post 2689 was packed with a crowd of veterans, locals and members of the Purple Heart Corridor committee for the project’s kickoff event. According to Purple Heart Corridor committee member Gloria Hol

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Family fights City Ordinance

A BOY AND HIS GOAT: Dawson, 18, is pictured with his emotional support animal, a goat named Oliver.

by James Ehle jehle@h-ponline.com A Huntington mother is hoping to find a resolution with the City after she was given a notice to get rid of her son’s emotional support animal. A boy and his goat “We’ve always been a pet-friendly home,” H

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Arts Council announces new events

STAFF REPORT The LaFontaine Arts Council (LAC) will present “Didgeridoo Down Under” at the Huntington First Church of the Nazarene on Monday, Oct. 28. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Pathfinder Services clients, Y

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Christmas in the City seeks sponsors

GLOW: A young girl stares at a display of lights at Memorial Park as she holds her mother’s hand.

STAFF REPORT Although Halloween is two weeks away, plans are underway for Christmas in the City on Nov. 30, where businesses in downtown Huntington will participate in holiday festivities. On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. various places around downtown Huntington wil

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Candidates talk rehabilitation

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com City of Huntington mayoral candidates spoke about how they would address the challenge of a person stuck in unemployment due to addiction or mental illness. Johnnie Hiles, an Independent candidate in the race says she is passiona

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Two-EEs finishes $2.3M expansion

STAFF REPORT Two-EE’s Winery in Huntington announced the completion of a $2.3 million expansion on Monday after seven months of construction. The project, built by CME Build It Right Corporation, nearly doubled the size of the facility. The expansion included

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Taco Bell recall affects 21 states

On Friday, October 11, Taco Bell took immediate action and voluntarily recalled approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants and distribution centers. As of noon EDT, Monday, Oct.14, 2019, 100 percent of the affected restaurants

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Libraries host fall break activities

CRAFTY: A completed craft in the theme of Rubble from the show “Paw Patrol” from four-year-old Lucas Aslet at the Huntington Library.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com The libraries around Huntington County are hosting a slew of activities to keep families active during fall break. At the Huntington Library, the ongoing Paw Patrol Academy series is giving kids a chance to partake in activities

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Pulling double duty

STAFF REPORT A Huntington woman is pulling double-duty in two directorial roles for Pathfinder Services and LaFontaine Arts Council. Pathfinder Services, Inc. and LaFontaine Arts Council, in their collaboration to create the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Ce

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Hoosier dies of EEE virus

STAFF REPORT The first Hoosier death in connection with the mosquito-transmitted eastern equine encephalitis virus was reported in northern Indiana on Saturday evening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed to Indiana health officials t

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Mayoral candidates vie for votes

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Mayoral candidates for the City of Huntington, Larry Buzzard, Johnnie Hiles, and Richard Strick, appeared at a public forum last Tuesday at Victory Noll in Huntington. Jeremy K. Nix of Huntington moderated the open forum on Oct.

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Huntington County posts trick-or-treat hours

Pumpkins: Teachers Credit Union and all Johnson Junction locationsare participating in thepumpkin decorating fundraiser for The United Way of Huntington County.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com The City of Huntington, Town of Andrews, Town of Markle, Town of Roanoke, and Town of Warren posted their trick-or-treating hours for Halloween night. Trick or treat times are as follows: n Town of Andrews: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. n Cit

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