William Deming is stepping down after 35 with the department, including three decades as its director.


Residents and businesses in Portage now have a new way to get emergency information. City officials say they've launched "Portage Alert". It's a system that can send voice and text messages to phones as well as e-mail and posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Portage officials say the messages will include announcements about severe weather and traffic issues. Other messages will offer information about snowplow schedules, the city's annual spring clean-up trash collection, and other events 

The public can send in questions for the candidates through the city's webpage by the end of the day Monday, September 15.

LGB plans major redevelopment of center which includes Toys "R" Us

Portage City Council members plan to hold a special session on August 26 to discuss the search process.