Rebecca Green

News Director

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, she is a graduate of Taylor University and resident of northeast Indiana since the late 1990's. Rebecca has covered everything from homicides to hurricanes, and the small stories in between that make up the fabric of a community. She is passionate about the importance of local news in guarding a strong democracy, and tries to instill that belief in her students as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Huntington University. 

In her spare time, Rebecca trains and handles a human remains detection dog, Helo, as a volunteer with Indiana Search and Response Team, a search and rescue organization. 

WOWO

Tributes poured in on social media late Wednesday after news that longtime Fort Wayne radio personality Charly Butcher passed away at the age of 61.

 

Butcher, who most recently served as the morning news host on WOWO, had been on local airwaves for more than three decades. Thursday morning's show, his show, was open phone lines to collect memories of a well-known Fort Wayne voice.

 

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The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission took the first step in approving a special tax district for the area around the proposed Electric Works project.

The 25-year Tax Increment Financing District, or TIF district, will capture the property tax revenue from the area and put it into the redevelopment and improvement of the property.

 

The proposed TIF District will have to be approved by the Plan Commission, the Fort Wayne City Council and then one more time by the Redevelopment Commission, according to city officials.

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On Tuesday, Allen Superior Judge Stanley Levine announced his intention to retire in December, closing out two decades on the bench and a 55-year legal career.

The 100-year-old News-Sentinel laid off almost all of its remaining staff Friday afternoon.

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Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis has run the small Wells County city for more than 20 years. But there will be a change in administration in 2020.

Since 1995, Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis has served as mayor of the city of just under 10,000 residents. Since that first election, no one has sought to unseat him.

And he has enjoyed the work.

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