Local News

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The University of Notre Dame has released this year’s study on its economic impact on the area. For the first time it looks beyond South Bend.

The numbers come from 2017. They track impact made by the university’s operational and capital investments, research spending, spending by students, visitors and event attendees, and increased wages earned by graduates. It comes out to $2.46 billion annually.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

More than 1,500 showed up at Four Winds Field Wednesday morning to learn CPR.

 

Despite the rain the students showed up and got the chance to learn basic CPR. Instead of being out on the baseball field, they crammed into the stadium concourse.

“They’re gonna learn some information today that could potentially save someone’s life," said Austin Szalai, a science teacher at Dickinson Fine Arts Academy. "Someone’s mother, brother, sister, father...you know, you never know.”

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

The City of South Bend is receiving applications for the 2018 Lamppost Lighting Program through October 10th. The program helps owners purchase low-cost, energy-efficient front yard lamp posts as well as with installations.

 

The Lamppost Lighting Program has been around since 2015 through South Bend’s Division of Engineering and as part of the the Light Up South Bend initiative. Light Up South Bend aims to improve residential safety through the installation of neighborhood street lamps.

 

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The University of Notre Dame announced two task forces Tuesday that will address the Catholic Church’s Abuse crisis.

One task force will be on campus engagement, to facilitate dialogue and gather suggestions and comment on the crisis from students and faculty. The other is meant to rally the university’s community of researchers to address the history of the crisis and steps that may be helpful moving forward.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

The South Bend Board of Public Safety set a date Wednesday for the disciplinary hearing for officer Justin Gorny. Gorny was involved in the July car crash that killed 22-year-old, mother of two, Erica Flores.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

Local non-profit and city officials gathered yesterday to cut the ribbon on South Bend’s new West Side Small Business Resource Center on Lincoln Way West. The center aims to nurture small business development on the city’s West Side.

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he’s excited the city is part of helping create a diverse business ecosystem on the West Side.
 

Stock Photo

 

Tuesday a list of allegations against Catholic priests and deacons in the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese was released by Bishop Kevin Rhoades.

WVPE Jennifer Weingart spoke to Tim O’Malley, the director for education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame about the list, and about being a Catholic right now.

 

 

The Indiana Department of Health is reviewing a order from a judge that recommends a proposed abortion clinic in South Bend be licensed.

 

The clinic would offer medication abortions to women up to 10 weeks pregnant. Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, the company planning to open the clinic, applied for a license last October. They were denied by the state health department for not disclosing some information about the company’s other clinics.

Michiana Stories: Gary Gabrich

Sep 17, 2018

Gary Gabrich is a retiree and historian specializing in Hungarian immigration to South Bend. When researching his genealogy, he discovered relatives in Croatia. He went to visit them... on September 11, 2001.

If you have a Michiana story to share, contact the St. Joseph County Public Library at (574) 235-4199 or MichianaStories@gmail.com.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

 

An Indianapolis judge has issued a recommended order for a proposed abortion clinic in South Bend.

Whole Woman’s Health alliance is seeking to open a clinic that will offer medication abortions in the city.

The judges recommend order comes after the state health department had rejected Whole Woman’s Health Alliance’s license application.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

Seventeen years ago Tuesdsay, far from Michiana, four planes were used as weapons in the most deadly terror attacks in American history.

Those events touched many lives in the immediate aftermath and the years since. As they become more distant, the concern is raised on how September 11th will be remembered by a younger generation of Americans.

Most high school students in America today do not have a living memory of the September 11 attacks.

Jennifer Weingart

 

The St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit swore in six student-investigators at it’s new space at the University of Notre Dame Friday.

The unit is made up of one director, three officers and the six students. Their work is to track digital evidence, investigate witness, victim or suspect statements and help to serve search warrants.

Christina Casino is one of the student-investigators. She’s a senior at Notre Dame and has been with the unit since the summer following her sophomore year.

Hall of Heroes Comic Con

 

This weekend Elkhart will host the second annual Hall of Heroes Comic Con. After a large turnout last year, the con has expanded.

Last year the Hall of Heroes Comic Con was just inside the Learner Theatre. This year it will also spread across four blocks of downtown Elkhart.

Allen Stewart is the founder of the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum, and the comic con. He said they learned a lot from last year.

Pages