Friday, August 18th, 2017

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Huntington University has produced a video highlighting Huntington County. The video details the many ways in which individuals are able to enjoy a high quality of life, right here in Huntington County.

The video highlights the great agricultural community throughout all of Huntington County, the many different restaurants we have to offer, entertainment, the Dan Quayle Center in Huntington, to the Pulse Opera House in Warren and more. Two EE’s Winery, Joseph Decuis and the new zip line at Camp Timber Lake are all highlighted in the Roanoke area... Read More...

Holcomb, Milo unveil ‘Next Level Jobs’ program

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana Business

Governor Eric Holcomb and new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today rolled out Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative. Holcomb says the program will provide more than $24 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs throughout the state.

The Workforce Ready Grant was created earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly. It aims to help train adults to fill openings in high-demand industries. The funding covers tuition costs for adults to earn career certificates in high-growth sectors, including advanced manufacturing, construction, health, life sciences, logistics and information technology... Read More...

Ivy Tech, Damar partner to ‘Achieve Your Degree’

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana Business

Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with Indianapolis-based Damar Services Inc. on a degree and certificate completion program. The school says the Achieve Your Degree initiative allows employees of the non-profit who want to take classes to avoid up-front tuition expenses.

Damar has nearly 1,000 employees in and around Indianapolis. The organization provides services to children and adults with autism and intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities. In addition to financial aid, the program will offer employees application assistance and academic advising services... Read More...

Chartwells at HU under new management

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Michael Miller arrived at Huntington University this summer as the new Director of Dining Services. He was born and raised in southeastern Indiana, and received a business administration degree from Union College in Kentucky.

Miller has worked for Chartwells at various universities including University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University and the University of the Cumberlands for the last 32 years.  He has vast experience in all aspects of catering, retail, and resident dining food services. Miller can be reached at (260) 359-4058.

Megan Stabley also joined the dining services at Huntington University after moving to Fort Wayne from Detroit, Michigan... Read More...

YSB offers services as a fitting station

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has added a second nationally certified child passenger safety technician. Sarah Brunner, office manager/financial coordinator, completed 32 hours of extensive training to obtain this distinction.

“Brunner joins Ira Bencun, On Your Way Up coordinator,” stated Jan Williams, executive director. “The agency serves as a permanent child safety seat inspection station fitting station. A permanent fitting station provides free education and car seat inspections to ensure that child restraints are age appropriate, installed correctly and being used appropriately to ensure maximum safety for the child... Read More...

HU’s Occupational Therapy offers spring cohort

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Huntington University’s Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is now offering an additional spring cohort start for the three-year, full-time program. Dr. Ruth Ford, associate dean of Health Sciences and OTD director, is looking forward to the expansion from a fall cohort of 34 OTD students to the additional spring cohort of 22 OTD students.

This is a full-time commitment, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with class and laboratory experiences in occupational therapy. Classes are held at 1819 Carew Street, Fort Wayne, on the Parkview Randallia Hospital campus. Students are required to have an earned bachelor’s degree and prerequisite coursework... Read More...

Marshall-Seslar, Anspaugh joins Kids Kampus

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, the child care division of Pathfinder Services, is pleased to announce two new staff members who have joined the team of educators at the licensed child care facility.

Alysia Marshall-Seslar is the new Early Head Start assistant director, a gap created by Elizabeth Hire’s recent promotion to interim administrator/Early Head Start director. Marshall-Seslar holds an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and lives in Bluffton with her husband. Early Head Start at Pathfinder Kids Kampus serves infants, toddlers up to three years of age and pregnant women and their families who qualify based on income... Read More...

Huntington, Markle libraries announce events

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Children, age’s birth through seven years, are invited to this year’s “Fall into Story Time” story time sessions at the Huntington and Markle Libraries beginning September 5. Sessions take place Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Library, along with Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Markle Library from September 5 through November 16.

Story Time emphasizes the six pre-reading literacy skills - letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print awareness, print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills - from the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library program... Read More...

Life’s Better Here in Huntington aired August 10

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Life’s Better Here TV promotion series aired on ABC21 WPTA on Thursday, August 10 in Huntington. The promotion aired following the noon broadcast.

There will be four interviews during the segment with Mayor Brooks Fetters; Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development; Crystal Cully, Huntington University and Rose Meldrum, executive director, LaFontaine Center. Music was provided by John Wenning and the Did You Know Facts was be provided by Sarah Kirby of the Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

If you missed the broadcasts, the interviews are posted on wpta... Read More...

Employment report brings ‘encouraging news’

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The director of Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research says July’s national jobs numbers, indicating 209,000 jobs were created, offering an encouraging assessment of the U.S. labor market. Mike Hicks says, while the unemployment rate remains at 4.3 percent, the labor force and wages grew.

Hicks said, overall, the July numbers offer a more solid assessment of the labor market than June’s data did. He says top-line job growth of 205,000 jobs is well above the replacement rate. He adds that labor force growth was “very strong,” estimating 300,000 idle workers began again to look for employment... Read More...

The Learning Center continues into second year

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

The Huntington County Community Learning Center, “The LC,” 2201 N. Jefferson Street, is open for its second year. The Learning Center provides automotive, certified nurse aid (CNA), emergency medical technician (EMT), internships and precision machining programs for all HNHS students beginning as early as their sophomore year. Students are also given the opportunity to receive dual credits through Ivy Tech programs.

There are also several classes available for adults including industrial maintenance, welding, principals of advanced manufacturing, fundamentals of public speaking, English, phlebotomy and introduction to psychology to name a few... Read More...

Huntington Fire Department earns ISO 3 rating

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Fire Chief Tim Albertson of the Huntington Fire Department announced at the Huntington City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 8, that the fire department has been rated an Insurance Service Organization ISO 3. Prior to this rating, the fire department was rated an ISO 4. The new rating will take effect on November 1, 2017.

ISO, an organization that tracks property and casualty insurance risk, evaluates and rates a community’s ability to handle fires. Many insurers factor that information into the formulas they use to come up with your home insurance premium. The thinking behind using ISO ratings is this: The better equipped a community is to fight fires, the less likely it is that homes and businesses in your area will sustain major fire damage... Read More...

Ivy Tech executive extols benefits of dual credit

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

Source: Inside INdiana

The senior vice president of workforce alignment at the state’s largest post-secondary education institution says completion and availability of dual credit courses for Hoosier high schoolers continue to rise. Chris Lowery says 59,000 high school students right now are taking college courses offered by Ivy Tech alone, double what it was two years ago. In May, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released a study showing dual credit course participation is at an all-time high.

In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Lowery said taking college courses in high school can have big benefits for students and parents... Read More...

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