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A longtime staple of downtown Huntington was ravaged by fire Friday afternoon when flames and smoke caused extensive damage to Pizza Junction. The restaurant, which opened in 1983 and moved to its current location on Court Street around 1990, caught fire shortly before 2 p.m.

Huntington Plaza welcomed its newest occupant on Saturday as Harbor Freight Tools opened a new location at 2028 North Jefferson Street.

As the weather gets warmer, construction season begins anew in Huntington County. The city of Huntington’s Department of Public Works & Engineering Services began work last week on this year's Street Paving Project. Additionally, contractors with the Indiana Brownfields Program removed a 40,000-square-foot underground storage tank at the former H.K. Porter facility.

Teijin Automotive Technologies broke ground Thursday on a new facility that will bring new jobs to Huntington County and significantly expand the company’s operation in the area.

The Huntington City Council took the first step toward approving the use of electric scooters around the city during Tuesday’s meeting. The council narrowly voted in favor of an ordinance regulating scooter use within the city during the meeting.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will now have three additional staff members to help the district’s Health Services Department during the next two school years, HCCSC announced at a board meeting on Monday.

The city of Huntington moved one step closer to repairing years of wear and tear on the stone water race at Memorial Park after receiving a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Incumbent county councilman Kendall Mickley prevailed in an extremely close race for the District 2 seat on the County Council, winning by just six votes over County Assessor Terri Boone. Also, Huntington resident and radio talk show host Gary Snyder easily won the Democratic Party primary in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District.

For the first time in two decades, Huntington County will have a new state representative after Wabash County Councilmember Lorissa Sweet defeated incumbent Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) in Tuesday’s primary elections.

Frustrated Indiana conservatives fell short in most primary races Tuesday in their drive to push the Republican-controlled state Legislature further to the right, and two of the movement's leaders lost their reelection bids.

A central Indiana man charged with murder in connection with the March death of his wife is one of three candidates who advanced in a primary election this week for a township board. Boone County election results show 40-year-old Andrew Wilhoite of Lebanon received 60 of the 276 total votes for Republicans for three positions on the Clinton Township Board. Wilhoite is jailed without bond following his March arrest in the death of 41-year-old Elizabeth “Nikki” Wilhoite.

The City of Huntington encourages all motorists and riders to think safety first as warmer springtime weather draws riders back out onto the road. To raise awareness and promote safety, the City of Huntington issued a proclamation Tuesday afternoon declaring May as Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety Awareness Month in Huntington.

An Indiana State Police trooper was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor battery charge. Master Trooper Michael Meiser, of the State Police Peru Post, was booked into the Miami County jail and later posted bond.

Former Vice President Mike Pence says a leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide could have favorable impacts for anti-abortion candidates in midterm elections across the country. Pence spoke Thursday night at a fundraiser for a crisis pregnancy center in South Carolina. He says he feels Americans are "looking for women and men who are willing to stand up unapologetically for the cause of life this year and in the years to come.” The early-voting state and its white Evangelical Christian voters would be a critical base of support if Pence seeks the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. This is his second visit to the state in less than a week. 

A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report.

A two-car crash on Monday evening near Markle resulted in the death of one passenger and injured both drivers. Kelly J. Slusser, 58, of Hartford City was the passenger that died in the crash, Huntington County Coroner Phil Zahm announced yesterday.

Community theatre is back in Warren this month as the historic Pulse Opera House is hosting its first major run of performances since the beginning of the pandemic.

People across Huntington County are going to the polls today to vote in this year's primary election. A lack of many contested races and dreary spring weather didn't keep primary election voters away from the polls Tuesday.

The Huntington Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a vacant commercial building at the former H.K. Porter industrial site late Thursday night. Huntington Fire Marshal David Teusch released a statement, writing that "the cause of the fire at 1849 Sabine St. Huntington, Ind., was determined to be a result of an intentional human act."

The Huntington University Theatre Company’s biennial One-Act Festival began with a performance last night featuring two plays entirely directed and performed by HU students. This year’s edition of the festival features two one-act plays: Peter Tarsi’s “Tracks” and John Pietrowski’s “Dura Mater.”

J. Ryan Wall, school board member for the Huntington County Community School Corporation, has received the Commendable Governance Award from the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA).

The Huntington City- Township Public Library will begin a two week art auction on Sunday featuring works by local artists, as well as sketches from two well-known children’s book authors.

A Huntington man was arrested last week and charged in two separate cases, both involving drugs. Ronald Andrew Miller Jr., 38, was taken into custody by the Huntington Police Department on April 18.

Marion entrepreneur Ronald Morrell Jr. spoke with the Huntington City Council during yesterday morning’s meeting, answering questions and addressing concerns regarding his scooter company.

Osterholt Truss Company cut the ribbon on their new Huntington County facility during a ceremony on Tuesday. Company president Eric Stinson was joined by Huntington County Commissioners Rob Miller and Terry Stoffel.

The Huntington Optimist Club honored Huntington North High School’s top scholars during a luncheon Thursday at the Forks of the Wabash. The annual event honored the school’s top 25 seniors by grade point average and featured a talk delivered by Huntington University men’s basketball coach Kory Alford.

On Wednesday, according to a press release, the city of Huntington was awarded a $784,300 Next Level Trails matching grant that will help the city complete an approximately 0.75-mile trail extension that will connect the existing Erie Rail Trail with Crestview Middle School, Parkview Huntington Hospital and the YMCA.

Organizations and community members came together yesterday for an event recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, including a joint proclamation from both the city and and county of Huntington.

Huntington University is holding a benefit concert in Fort Wayne next week, an event that will serve as the culmination of a semester-long project created by students at the school.

The Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services are one step closer to their goal of an electric-powered horseman’s campground at Salamonie Lake.

Students from all over Huntington County gathered at Huntington North High School on Saturday for the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s first-ever K-8 robotics scrimmage.

A Roanoke man was arrested this week and faces a reckless homicide charge following a fatal crash last October. Eric Ravare, 39, was taken into custody on Wednesday, six months to the day after the crash that occurred on Oct. 13, 2021.

The Huntington County Community Foundation played a major role in helping the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team compete at the Indiana State Championships.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, and many of the local price increases were even higher than in the rest of the country.

Ice cream lovers will have a cure for their cravings this summer after a new store, Jebi’s Ice Cream Shoppe, opens in Roanoke.

Joan Martinez helped to organize the first 200 West Clean Up in 2015. Now, seven years later, the biannual project will return this weekend.

The Detamore farm in Huntington County has received a Centennial Hoosier Homestead Award, the program announced this week. The Hoosier Homestead Program has honored more than 5,800 farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for at least 100 years.

The city of Huntington has rejoined the state of Indiana’s opioid settlement following a resolution adopted by the city council. The council unanimously approved Resolution 2-R-22 during a meeting on March 29. That vote reverses the decision to opt out of the litigation last year.

One Huntington University student will study abroad this summer after accepting a paid research internship with the Fulbright program in Toronto. Zachariah Lail, a junior psychology major, will study at Ryerson University and will help organize a research project

A local artist will now have her work on display at the Indiana State Capitol. Suzanne Ginty of Roanoke is one of only a few artists whose work will adorn the halls of the statehouse this year.