You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Giving list
    The following nonprofits responded to a Journal Gazette request for charity wish lists. We will have a list of additional charities in Sunday’s Journal Gazette. We also ran a list in Friday’s edition.
  • Illinois company plans to buy WISE
    A Federal Communications Commission mandate has altered a deal by an Illinois media company to acquire a Fort Wayne television station.
  • Cut-price adoptions alluring to pet lovers
    Nicole Lynch and Le Matha have talked it over and agreed they’re ready.But the local couple still faced a big decision Friday afternoon: Would they be taking home Maddie, a 1-year-old treeing walker coonhound mix?


Fort Wayne- Allen County

Kroger Zoo Day raises $66,000

Kroger and its customers have donated more than $66,000 to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo from the Zoo Day fundraising event May 14, the company announced Friday.

Kroger donated $50,000 from sales on May 14 to the zoo, and customers at 15 area stores donated $16,540, Kroger said in a statement.

Bugara the tiger won a three-way fundraising election with Xiao the red panda and Hugh the penguin, the statement said. Bugara received 6,061 $1 votes from customers, against 5,946 for Xiao and 4,536 for Hugh.

Stores at Village at Coventry, on East Dupont Road and in Georgetown Square raised the most money, but the company did not provide details. Since 1993, more than $1.5 million has been raised for the zoo at annual Zoo Day events at Kroger and Scott’s stores.

Foster Park pavilion reopens

Foster Park Pavilion No. 2, which was damaged when a tree fell on it last month, has been repaired and the safety fence removed as of Friday evening and is accessible to the public. To reserve the pavilion, for a business or family event, call the 260-427-6000.

Traffic stoppages set for Lima Road

Traffic will be intermittently stopped along U.S. 27/Lima Road between Indiana 930/Coliseum Boulevard and Dalgren Avenue next week. The stoppages will last no more than 20 minutes and will be during daytime hours. Work is expected to last all week, weather permitting.

The work is part of the U.S. 27/Lima Road asphalt resurface project, and includes work on signal heads, traffic markings, curb, gutter and storm sewer.

All work is anticipated to be completed by early September of this year.