FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Indiana are forming a consortium that would allow one county to take over for another if a disaster wiped out that county’s 911 communication system and could lead to officials one day consider a regional dispatch center.
Unemployment in Adams County dipped slightly to 8.5 percent during February, according to figures released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The county posted an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January when those figures were released just 10 days ago. One year ago, in February of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent.
Friday's report showed that 1,218 members of the county's workforce of 14,383 remained without work during the year's second month.
Adams County Auditor Mary Beery has announced that property tax bills are expected to be mailed by the end of April, following the Indiana Department of Local Gover-nment Finance’s certification of the county’s 2013 budget order and tax rates.
The budget certification puts the county in a position to have property taxes due on May 10.