Indiana Toll Road officials celebrate grand opening of Howe travel plaza

By Kasey Chronis WNDU

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HOWE, Ind. (WNDU) – Folks traveling across the Hoosier state now have a full-service pit stop for the whole family to re-charge and re-fuel.

Along with creating “a better, safer Indiana Toll Road” comes re-constructing all eight travel plazas from the ground up.
Wednesday, the Indiana Toll Road celebrated the grand opening of its Howe travel plazas—both East and Westbound—with an official ribbon cutting.

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Construction Careers

By Lesly Bailey

Retiring Workers and a Wealth of Projects Create Excellent Opportunities

Industry leaders are striving to pound home the reality and benefits of a career in construction while riding the wave of change to ensure a trained and knowledgeable workforce is available for Northern Indiana projects.

Kevin Comerford, director of professional development at the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) in Portage, says the industry continues to be a key sector for regional growth.

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New Shelter Construction Ahead of Schedule

Amy Lavalley
Chicago Tribune – Post Tribune

From the inside, the new Porter County Animal Shelter appears nearly complete. The walls are painted, the flooring is done and late last week, a few workmen cleaned windows and took care of other small tasks.

Scheduled to open June 1 on Indiana 49 between the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and the Expo Center, officials said work at the shelter is running two weeks ahead of schedule.

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New Porter County Animal Shelter Taking Shape

By Bob Kasarda, (219) 548-4345

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — The basic shell of the new county animal shelter is in place and work on the interior of the building is still in the early stages.

But Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, was thrilled Thursday by what she saw.

“We can’t get in here soon enough,” she said.

Blaney and her aunt, Jacki Stutzman, who donated $1 million toward the $3.25 million project, visited the site Thursday, which is located just northwest of the Porter County Expo Center along Ind. 49.

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Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business

By Janice Dixon-Fitzwater
NWIBQ (for full “Best of…” list)

Our readers make their picks for the Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business in dozens of categories.

“The best of the best.” We all think quite highly of our state, and our region within the state. It’s the best, for sure, and no one will persuade us to believe anything different. So who is the best of the best? What businesses and organizations stand out among our area’s impressive crowd?

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