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Ashley Sloboda

Reporter Ashley Sloboda has covered education for The Journal Gazette since 2016. A Fort Wayne native, she has 15 years of experience at newspapers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. | 260-461-8207

Stories by Ashley Sloboda

FWCS hires new administrator

Fort Wayne Community Schools is expanding its leadership team. The board on Monday unanimously approved the hiring of Joe Brown as...

January 25, 2022 1:10 pm

 Charlotte Ewing | For the Journal Gazette
Purdue University Police Chief John Cox presents the One Brick Higher award to BreAnna Wojnarowski, an officer with the Purdue Fort Wayne Police Department, on Monday. At right is Purdue Fort Wayne Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer. (

PFW officer honored for saving boy in icy river

BreAnna Wojnarowski still remembers a boy's screams after he fell into the icy St. Joseph River.

January 25, 2022 1:00 am


Public comment resumes at NACS

After returning from a virtual format, NACS' school board enjoys a peaceful public meeting.

January 25, 2022 1:00 am

NACS board resumes public comment without decorum breaches

About two dozen people sat quietly in an elementary school cafeteria tonight as their elected leaders conducted Northwest Allen County...

January 24, 2022 10:05 pm

Screams from river rescue still etched in officer's head

The terror in a boy's screams after he fell into the icy St. Joseph River propelled a Purdue University Fort Wayne police officer into...

January 24, 2022 4:10 pm