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April 3rd, 2015

REVITALIZATION: Linvill building sold to investors

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Downtown revitalization in Columbia City took a step forward as a group of local investors purchased the Linvill Building with an eye toward converting it to a shared work space with the flexibility of accommodating both large and small businesses.

The group, consisting of Wayne Miller and his sons Nathan and Nick Miller, purchased the property on the northwest corner of Whitley and Van Buren Streets.

INVESTIGATING: Vandals damage historic property

April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — On several occasions over the past several weeks, vandals have struck at the historic Hooper House at the southwest corner of Chauncey and Jefferson streets.

Windows on all sides of the historic structure, on both upper and ground floors, have been broken out. All three doors on the structure, including a frame on one door, have also sustained damage.

Columbia City’s Police Department is investigating the case. No suspects have been arrested and no charges have been filed as of Friday morning.

DENSE FOG: NWS issues Dense Fog Advisory

April 3, 2015

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Dense Fog Advisory in effect during the morning commute. Visibilities less than a quarter-mile are expected and drivers are advised to drive slowly, leave plenty of distance between cars and use headlights while driving.

April 2nd

VIDEO-ALERT: Hoosier lawmakers unveil changes to new law

April 2, 2015

Ind. Lawmakers Unveil Changes to New Law
State legislators say the new revisions to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prevent the law from being able to discriminate against 'anyone anywhere at anytime’.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Passages announces summer program

April 2, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. has announced the opening of registration for their Summer Youth Enrichment Program.

The program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities to be able to practice and enhance their academic, social and vocational skill in a structured and fun summer environment.

The Summer Youth Enrichment program is open to individuals with an intellectual disability between the aged 12-22, who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Ceruti’s moves in at Eagle Glen

April 2, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The event center at Eagle Glen Golf Course is under new management as of Wednesday.
Formerly known as “The Eagle’s Nest,” Eagle Glen Event Center and all its events will be handled by Ceruti’s Catering, Inc. of Fort Wayne.

“It was a good fit, we thought, to make this thing work,” said Joseph Ceruti, president of Ceruti’s Catering.
Ceruti and his company saw an opportunity to become part of the Columbia City community.

“There are a lot of synergies to what we do. We can add a lot of value to the community by getting involved with community events,” Ceruti said.

RAIN-OUT: Morsches Park egg hunt rescheduled

April 2, 2015

The egg hunt scheduled for this evening at Morsches Park has been rescheduled due to rain.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m. instead.
For questions regarding the Easter Egg Hunt, call Gene Smith at 244-7601.

LEGION BREAK-IN: Police investigate; charges pending on home burglary

April 2, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department is investigating a burglary of American Legion Post 98 last week.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said he believes two suspects were involved in the March 25 theft of an undisclosed amount of money from the Legion, located at 430 W. Business 30 in Columbia City.

Longenbaugh said the burglars used forced entry to get in the building, causing damage to a door.

NOW OPEN: Drive-in opens today in Larwill

April 2, 2015

LARWILL — From demolitions to Hazmat spill clean-ups and work with the Emergency Management Department, Kim Reiff has been an active member in Whitley County for several years.

Reiff and his wife Roxanne have taken on a new venture, a drive-in restaurant in Larwill, adding a fresh look to the small town.

The Ole Hitchin’ Post opened today at 10:30 a.m.
The unique restaurant offers car hops, but also has seating areas, topped off with firepits.


April 2, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Highway Department announced Thursday that Airport Rd. between Ind. 9 and Etna Rd. will be closed for extensive road repairs beginning April 6, weather permitting.

The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day and will be reopened during the evening hours. Officials expect that repairs will take approximately one week to complete.

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