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Martha Whitworth Mincey died of cancer. She will be missed by her
husband Ernest Lee Mincey and two children Crystal and Kenneth.

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Hundreds rally to support Lake Central auto teacher after gun incident

Hundreds turned out Monday to a raucous, often emotional Lake Central School Corp. School Board meeting to support a longtime Lake Central High School ...

Police: Criminal charges possible as investigation into gun at Lake Central continues

ST. JOHN — Police said Tuesday criminal charges are possible as they continue to investigate reports that a community member brought a gun onto the Lake ...

Indiana Teacher Could Be Fired For Not Reporting Armed Man On School Grounds  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Students at an Indiana high school are rallying behind a beloved teacher who could be fired after failing to report a man on school grounds ...

UPDATE: Popular Indiana Teacher Facing Termination Allowed To Resign  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A popular Indiana high school teacher accused of letting in a person with a firearm on school grounds has been allowed to resign.

Lake Central has the big water for swimmers of all ages and occasions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School's pool is designed to maintain a glassy surface to smooth its swimmer to faster times.

State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Housing boom is driving force in St. John's dynamic growth

St. John is growing in leaps and bounds, with residential development leading the way.

Defense: Former Lake Central teacher expected to plea in classroom cocaine sniffing case

CROWN POINT — A former Lake Central High School teacher accused of using cocaine in her classroom is scheduled to enter a plea agreement Thursday in ...

After 34 years as educator, Lake Central's Al Gandolfi starting new career

ST. JOHN — By the time he was a junior in high school in Calumet City, Al Gandolfi said he knew he wanted to do something that involved helping others,

Crown Point's Chip Pettit to join Duneland Schools as new superintendent

CHESTERTON — The Duneland School Board has named Crown Point High School Principal Chip Pettit as its next superintendent.

Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...

Teacher arrested after students say she was doing cocaine in the classroom  WGN TV Chicago

ST. JOHN, Ind. -- A northwest Indiana teacher is behind bars and facing drug charges after students say they caught her doing cocaine in the classroom, and ...

Festival of Lights returns to St. John | Lake County News

ST. JOHN — The town's annual Christmas in the Park Festival of Lights returns Friday.

Cadet teachers earn high school credit, get hands-on experience

Boone Grove High School senior Ryleigh Pierce and Lake Central High School senior Hope Ciarrocchi both yearn to become teachers.

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

St. John's Next Generation Gets Off to a Great Start!

Providing students with opportunities for a bright future, St. John has excellent schools with outstanding academics, a great selection of athletic and ...

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago announces the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian ...

Teacher charged after allegedly snorting cocaine on campus: prosecutors  CBS News

Samantha Maria Cox was caught by students, who recorded the teacher allegedly using drugs in her empty high school classroom.

Meet Your NWI Educators: Charles Ciastko, Hanover Central High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Check back every other week as The Times education reporter Carmen McCollum profiles teachers and school administrators from around the Region as part of ...

East Chicago school board names new assistant superintendent, high school principal

The East Chicago School Board appointed Central High School principal Shaunna Finley as the new assistant superintendent for the school corporation.

Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards | Education

Ten local students have won awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Lake Central ready to celebrate opening of new football stadium

ST. JOHN | Tony Bartolomeo was pretty pumped Aug. 17, 2012. The newly hired athletic director at Lake Central watched the masses file in for the ...

Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hessville Little League to hold signups

Hessville Little League to hold signups: Signups for T-ball, softball and baseball for players aged 4 to 16 (must be 4 by Aug. 31) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan.

Hammond Area Career Center offers a multitude of programs  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — With a hard hat on and safety glasses, Lake Central High School junior Taylor Walla is learning the basics of welding.

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

Former L.C. football player overcomes tragedy with a smile on his face

ST. JOHN | It occurred hundreds of times through the years and it still goes on. Football players lined up at practice, running, then taking on a hit in preparation.

Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools | Lake County News

There are a growing number of minorities in traditionally majority-white school corporations in Lake and Porter counties, in line with the growing number of ...

History teacher with boundless energy, classroom full of artifacts has big fan base  WGN-TV

ST. JOHN, Ind.-- Our teacher of the month is a history buff, and his students are reaping the benefits. Tristan Pintor, student: “Kids usually don't like history, and ...

West Lake Special Ed Co-op could close  The Times of Northwest Indiana

SCHERERVILLE — The West Lake Special Education Cooperative could be dissolved in three years.

Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.

NWI Business Ins and Outs: St. John home decor store, The Simple Greek restaurant opening  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A corporate refugee who wanted to strike out on her own started Sweet Home Indiana Home Decor and Gifts, which opens on April 28 at 8251 Wicker Ave. in St.

New director, same Tribe of Pride  Chicago Tribune

Lake Central's Tribe of Pride marching band gets a new director, but much is staying the same.

City Mourns Officer, Staff Killed in Mercy Hospital Shooting  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Tamara O'Neal was an emergency room doctor at Mercy Hospital known for her dedication and faith. Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez joined the ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Crown Point educator named Indiana's Teacher of the Year  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Jerome Flewelling has been a role model for his students at Crown Point High School.

St. John ranks No. 1 in Indiana on safest cities report

St. John is the safest community in Indiana according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

First-year science student remembered as talented, selfless  Purdue Exponent

A young member of the Purdue community suddenly passed away in his sleep June 16.

St. John Township schoolhouse transports students back to the 1800's

SCHERERVILLE | St. John Township has a hidden gem - a school that children can't wait to enter.

Teachers with guns? Region educators, parents weigh in

Most Northwest Indiana teachers and school leaders, and some students, The Times spoke with this week believe President Donald Trump's suggestion to arm ...

Two new subdivisions moving forward in St. John

ST. JOHN — Two new subdivisions are moving forward in the town.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Dancers celebrate 30-year anniversary spring dance recital | Lake County News

ST. JOHN — Patti's All-American in Dyer hosted four dance recitals earlier this month at Lake Central High School. The dancers ranged in age from 2 to 18 with ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

State releases school grades; some improve, some maintain | Local News  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday released the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades showing that nearly 25 percent of ...

Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle ...

School grades up in Lake County | Lake County News |

Local schools are in step with the majority of schools across the state which received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several schools showed great ...

State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B

Schools in Northwest Indiana were in line with those in the rest of the state as more than 61 percent of Indiana's schools received A or B grades for the.

St. John deemed richest small town in Indiana

Munster, Winfield and the Duneland communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline tend to be thought of as some of the wealthiest towns in Northwest Indiana.

Leonora T. "Lorrie" Wrona | Local Obituaries |

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL - Leonora T. "Lorrie" Wrona (nee Groff) age 76, of South Holland, formerly of Calumet City and Munster, passed away peacefully June 15, ...

Annexation plan to add hundreds of homes  Chicago Tribune

A plan to add 265 acres of land to St. John will add about 450 new homes and change the face of the community.

Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

High school coach, police officer opens Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility

MERRILLVILLE | Baseball is not Jeff Myszak's life. He has a wife and family, and a full-time job as a Schererville police officer. But he still has baseball dreams.

ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades | News |

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.

The Top 1,000 Returning Junior Boys In XC  MileSplit

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Sortable Table: 2014 A-F Letter Grades For Every Ind. School  Indiana Public Media

A sortable table of 2014 A-F grades for all Indiana schools.

Fry Scholars announced at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business  IU Bloomington Newsroom

Fourteen incoming Indiana University freshmen have been selected as William R. Fry Scholars by the Kelley School of Business.

Merrillville Aldi robbery a lot like 5 others in Wisconsin, police suspect inside knowledge

MERRILLVILLE — A man hid in a cooler before emerging after an Aldi closed Friday night, holding the employees at gunpoint and robbing the store of ...

Scouting the 2018 Northwest Crossroads Conference football season | NWI Preps Football

Andrean 59ers. Coach: Chris Skinner, third season. Last season: 8-4 (3-2 Northwest Crossroads Conference). 2017 postseason: lost 56-10 to West Lafayette in ...

Wheatfield woman to face jury on charges she seduced a student at Hebron Christian school while serving as his substitute teacher

VALPARAISO — Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of a 36-year-old Wheatfield woman charged with having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male ...

More than 35000 Lake County residents commute to Illinois for work

More than 12 percent of Lake County residents commute to work in Illinois, mostly to Chicago, where higher wages and better opportunities await in the forest of ...

Preserving the Past for Future Generations | |

Through the years, historical societies have been formed in various geographic areas to collect, research, organize, interpret and preserve information or items ...

Former Lowell and Kankakee Valley football coach arrested on deception charge  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The former longtime defensive coordinator for Lowell High School's football team, who abruptly resigned as head coach of Kankakee Valley last month before ...

Dorow out as Valparaiso women's basketball coach | Valparaiso University Athletics

VALPARAISO — The Tracey Dorow Era has come to an end at Valparaiso following six losing seasons. Valparaiso director of athletics Mark LaBarbera ...

UM free tuition plan could inspire students to do better in school  Detroit Free Press

U-M free tuition plan has a catch - you have to have grades good enough to get into highly competitive school.

Whiting police investigating attempted break-in arrest two men after foot chase

WHITING — Police arrested two 18-year-olds on charges of resisting arrest late Tuesday after they ran from officers investigating a report of two men trying to ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

Glenn Robinson III: Player Profile, Fun Facts and Predictions for Michigan Star  Bleacher Report

Michigan Wolverines forward Glenn Robinson III has had a reputation to live up to from the start of his basketball career as the son of a two-time NBA All-Star ...

The List: High Schools Identified on Image Boards Soliciting, Exchanging Nude Photographs  NBC Chicago

A two-month long investigation uncovered dozens of anonymous image boards bearing the logos of Chicago-area and Illinois high schools, in which users ...

Southeast Michigan entertainment weekend April 20-22 and beyond | News  Southgate News Herald

Michigan Modernism Art and Antiques Show: April 20-22 at Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, $12. Preview 6-9:30 p.m. April 20 with jazz by Nicole ...

Schererville native tells his story of addiction, recovery

Chicago police kicked in the door of a Chinatown restaurant bathroom and found a nearly dead Ricky Montez on the floor. The Schererville-raised Montez, who ...

Suburban cheerleaders advance to state  Chicago Daily Herald

The cheerleading sectionals in DeKalb and Rolling Meadows were drama-filled competitions on Saturday. Despite some technical difficulties with its soundtrack, ...

Fueled by his underrated status, Michigan basketball signee Glenn Robinson III peaking at the right time

Glenn Robinson III was angry, and someone had to pay. Hours before he and his Lake Central High School teammates tipped off against Valparaiso High ...

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail,...

Caitlin Battaglia of Hingham weds Rod Russell  Wicked Local Hingham

Christine and John Battaglia of Hingham, announce the marriage of their daughter Caitlin Jane Battaglia to Rod Joseph Russell, son of Rod Russell and Jody ...

The TOP Soccer program for children with disabilities is a team effort

It takes a village. Visit the Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena on a Friday night and you will see that sentiment in action.

IUN business law class makes its case | College Spotlight

GARY — Indiana University Northwest's Legal Environment of Business students put their lessons to the test at the end of the semester during mock trials that ...

Crystal Lake HS choir director Justin Hubly arrested for having sex with students  Daily Mail

Justin Hubly, 35, who was the choir director at Crystal Lake Central High School in Illinois, is accused of having sex with two former female students and giving ...

Who Won The Nation This Week? Syaira Richardson Sets 4 Meet Records In Virginia State Meet!  MileSplit

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EDITORIAL: Raise awareness, lower risk of teen suicide

Sen. Jim Merritt walks with Heather Harrigan Hitz, of Empower Porter Countym Tuesday at Valparaiso High School where Sen. Merritt met with students in Kara ...

Andrean football player Skinner has just one goal: state

MERRILLVILLE | It's almost unhealthy. Or, at the very least, it could be.

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