Former CEO: Keep LaPorte Hospital at its present site

By Leigh Morris Heads wiser than mine have determined that we need to build a replacement structure for LaPorte Hospital. I hope that is both necessary and cost effective as compared ... Continue Reading →

Morris: Region needs to recognize, promote its wealth of skilled tradesmen

Our capacity to meet the complex infrastructure needs of an employer—or a prospective one—is one of Northwest Indiana’s great assets. We have about 14,500 skilled tradesmen who ... Continue Reading →

Member of new LP County betterment study group talks “planning —timing — responsibility”

At a recent meeting of about 60 stakeholders in LaPorte County, the door was opened to embark on the road to a new vision and plan for the future of our area. The LaPorte County Better ... Continue Reading →

Local citizen urges voters to choose candidates based on ideas and character, not party affiliation

To the voters of LaPorte County: As we head into the end of what seems like a never-ending election cycle, we should look at some things that will shape what we pass on to the next ... Continue Reading →

Ty Miller is a candidate for LaPorte School Board

Local businessman Tyrone “Ty” Miller has announced his candidacy to represent the LaPorte people on the LaPorte Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. Miller is a ... Continue Reading →

Metheny: I am ready to serve

Running for LaPorte County Commissioner has been a long time coming for me. I have paid my dues as a citizen advocate, and proven myself to be committed to the public good. For years, ... Continue Reading →

Metheny: Kora is negligent, incompetent

Incumbent LaPorte County Commissioner Vidya Kora has walked away from $1 million in state matching money for road repair in LaPorte County. I hope the taxpayers of LaPorte County are ... Continue Reading →

Help needed to prevent LP County child abuse, neglect

(August 2016) The Department of Child Services recently released the Child Fatality Report for 2014 and in LaPorte County, we lost 3 children due to abuse and neglect. As we mourn the ... Continue Reading →

Holifield takes issue with Friedman’s commentary on wheel tax

This letter to the taxpayers of LaPorte County as well as the City of LaPorte is in response to Mr. Friedman’s  recent letter concerning the proposed wheel tax for the taxpayers ... Continue Reading →

County resident: Private shooting ranges should be regulated

One of my neighbors recently built a backyard shooting range. It is within about 200 feet of our property, and even closer to other neighbors’. As a result, none of us know when the ... Continue Reading →