The Fort Wayne office of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly and five weekly, community newspapers is closed to walk-in traffic until further notice.
KPC Media Group announced the closure Thursday in response to rising COVID-19 rates in northeast Indiana.
Staff will continue to work and will be available to assist customers with their newspaper service or editorial needs.
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly covers business and economic news in a dozen counties in northeast Indiana. The Fort Wayne office at 3306 Independence Drive also is home to the Northwest News, Aboite News, Dupont Valley News, Leo-Cedarville News and New Haven News. The temporary closure also affects offices for: the Churubusco News and IN|Whitley County at 128 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City; The News Sun, 102 N. Main St., Kendallville; The Star, 118 W. 9th St., Auburn; and The Herald Republican, 107 N. Martha St., Angola.
All KPC employees including circulation staff, reporters, advertising representatives, commercial printing staff and distribution carriers will continue working normal schedules to produce and deliver local news throughout the region.
Customers in need of service can reach newspaper offices by phone at the following numbers:
• Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Northwest News, Aboite News, Dupont Valley News, Leo-Cedarville News, New Haven News — 426-2640
• IN|Whitley County/Churubusco News — 693-3949
• KPC main office/The News Sun — 347-0400
• The Star — 925-2611
• The Herald Republican — 665-3117
Customers with specific needs can also reach staff via email for the following services:
• Account issues/delivery problems — firstname.lastname@example.org
• Obituaries — email@example.com
• News tips/release — firstname.lastname@example.org
• Legal advertisements — email@example.com
Customers needing to make payments are asked to either mail in payments, drop them through the front door mail slot (where available) or pay online via their account page.
KPC Media Group reminds its readers that local news is available online 24/7 at infortwayne.com, fwbusiness.com, inwhitleycounty.com and kpcnews.com. Social media users can also follow local news on Facebook at their individual local or weekly newspaper’s pages.
COVID-19 news will continue to be made available free to any online visitors, with subscribers able to access all news and items including e-editions of local newspapers.