Latest Fort Wayne, Indiana Stories

2008-07-05 12:00:17

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 5--Five years after it began, a program for training federally certified aircraft mechanics in Fort Wayne has reached an important milestone: Students will be able to finish their associate degrees here instead of somewhere else. For mechanically talented students, maintaining and repairing aircraft can be an alluring job prospect. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual earnings of aircraft mechanics in...

2008-06-27 15:02:43

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 27--If commercial aviation is on the brink of economic catastrophe, as claimed in a widely publicized report this week, Fort Wayne International Airport appears to be bucking the trend. A report released this week by the Business Travel Coalition included Fort Wayne among 100 regional airports "most likely to lose some or all service." That news came as a surprise to officials at the airport, which has recorded 15 consecutive...

2008-06-14 12:00:24

By The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jun. 14--City officials this week announced awards from Fort Wayne's share of federal Community Development Block Grants to social-service agencies and charities: --Aging and In-Home Services, $7,000 for nutrition sites for the elderly --AISEDA (African Immigrants Social and Economic Development Agency Inc.), $10,000 for its job-coaching initiative --Allen County Council on Aging, $10,000 for medical, nutrition transportation --Blue Jacket...

2007-03-20 15:01:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mar. 20--In an 11th-hour change of plans, Triad Hospitals Inc. (TRI), parent company of Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network, will be owned by Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tenn. Officials from both companies announced the deal Monday. If the $6.8 billion sale is approved by Triad stockholders and meets all federal regulations, it will create the largest publicly traded hospital company in the nation, according to...

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