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2009-05-04 09:18:00

New Cell Site Means Clearer Reception, Fewer Dropped Calls FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated a new cell site in Fort Wayne, which enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls. The new cell site, which is equipped...

2009-04-30 06:20:00

Study Gives Indiana Residents Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The cost of long term care in Indiana is rising at a rate outpacing inflation, putting significant financial pressure on those in or near retirement, according to an annual study by Genworth Financial. At the same time, the current economic downturn has led to a decline in home values and investment...

2009-03-09 15:43:00

Clay Jennings named President of Fort Wayne Office TOLEDO, Ohio, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant Group, one of the nation's largest privately held commercial brokerage firms, has appointed Clay Jennings to the position of President for its Fort Wayne, Ind., office. He will be responsible for the daily management and overall performance of the office, as well as serve an integral role in Hylant's growth strategy within the Indiana market. (Photo:...

2009-02-18 08:00:00

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 nonprofit groups in Indiana received more than $728,000 from the Verizon Foundation in 2008, enabling recipient organizations to improve literacy skills, enhance educational opportunities for children, and help domestic violence survivors rebuild their lives. In addition, Verizon employees volunteered more than 12,800 hours to nonprofit groups throughout the state in 2008. "Verizon has a long-standing tradition of working to improve...

2008-09-15 03:00:23

By Lehman, Bruce With two locations in Fort Wayne and an online expansion to Detroit in the works, Director Nicole Rennaker says, "The Neighborhood Learning Place offers a long list of programs and techniques designed as supplemental academic support for pre-K to adults students. Each program is customized to the student's individual needs. "We design all programs based on an initial review and discussion with the parents of the student. For adults, it's the same review process and...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--Myo Aung, 39, has type I diabetes and gives himself two shots of insulin each day. He spent 12 years in refugee camps in Thailand after fleeing his homeland of Burma and arrived in Fort Wayne in 2005. Tuesday night, he was a patient at ASK Ministries' clinic for Burmese refugees. He learned English grammar in school in Burma, but when he arrived here, he knew his greatest opportunity for a job was to become proficient...

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--Every chair in the waiting room was occupied at ASK Ministries' clinic for Burmese refugees this week. Since opening in January, the free monthly clinic has seen its patients more than triple. Many come for medications to treat their diabetes or high blood pressure. A few bring children with rashes or fevers. On Tuesday night, one elderly woman barely moved as she patiently waited more than an hour to see Dr. Khin Oo, a...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 31--If she's elected governor, Jill Long Thompson would use tax credits, direct investment and executive directives to encourage the development of "green jobs" in Indiana. The rationale is straightforward: Energy conservation, alternative fuels and clean-power technology are crucial in an era of $140-per- barrel oil -- and they could provide an economic bonanza for the state at the same time. The employment stakes could be...

2008-07-29 18:00:51

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 29--It's been a long time coming, but Don Chava's Mexican Grill is finally open at 1234 N. Wells St. It's owned by the same people who own Cebolla's Mexican Grill, and about 40 percent of Don Chava's menu is taken from Cebolla's. It's located where Sportsmans Neighborhood Bar used to be and has undergone extensive renovations. The restaurant, which offers a full bar, has a patio area for outside dining and also offers carryout...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

By Cindy Larson, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 25--Fido and Fluffy have two fewer places to shop in Fort Wayne. Both local Petland pet-supply stores closed June 29, said Julie Washburn, public relations coordinator for Petland Inc. All Petland stores are franchises, she said, and the franchisees of the Fort Wayne stores decided to close them. "We're working to reopen them as soon as possible," she said. Anyone interested in becoming a franchisee should go to www.petland.com...