Griffith

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Griffith man. William Kroncke, 65-years-old of Griffith, IN, was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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NORTHWEST INDIANA - It appears more people in Northwest Indiana are buying ammo at a much higher and faster rate.  

Kyle Goranson, Chief Operating Officer of Blythe's Sport Shops told the "Times," there has also been an increase of first-time gun buyers.

Customers rushed in first thing to Blythe's in Valparaiso and Griffith and bought up 80,000 rounds of 9mm ammo in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

The shipment had reportedly just arrived the night before.  When ammo shipments arrive at the stores, word spreads quickly through Facebook and by email, according to Goranson.

GRIFFITH - The Griffith School Board announced a plan last month to close a local elementary school.  But many residents have concerns over the closure and have reached out to the Griffith Town Council for help.

Council President Rick Ryfa told the "Times" that the council has never been contacted more in 12 years on one particular topic.  The council is now enabling the citizens to be heard by the school board through the council.   

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on the closing of beloved amusement park Indiana Beach, Griffith leaders are hoping members of the Indiana House will be as receptive to their ongoing efforts to exit Calumet Township as state senators have been, Matt Rasnic reports on The Boy Scouts of America is seeking bankruptcy protection and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Town of Griffith

GRIFFITH-State Senator Rick Niemeyer, who represents Indiana's 6th District, has put his support behind Griffith's efforts to leave Calumet Township.  The Senator from Lowell authored Senate Bill 365, which he says would allow Griffith out of Calumet Township, even if they are not accepted by an abutting township.

GRIFFITH - The Town of Griffith administration is still hoping to be accepted into a new township before the end of the year, even though 2019 is running out.  Rick Ryfa, Griffith Town Councilman for Ward 3, told Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson that the matter is still pending.

Griffith to Try 'Again' To Join Townships

Oct 22, 2019

GRIFFITH -  The Griffith Town Council is set to make a presentation to the St. John Township Tuesday night, regarding its second request to join the township.  

Residents will also be given a chance to weigh in.  The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center's main meeting room, 1515 W. Lincoln Highway in Schererville.

Griffith Town Council President Rick Ryfa told the "Times" the town's financial advisers will be at the meeting and its legal team will be on stanby if needed.

Griffith votes to secede from township

Sep 26, 2018

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a northwestern Indiana town say voters have overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling for the community to secede from a Lake County township in a bid to lower the local tax rate.

Griffith town officials say about 97 percent of the roughly 3,300 residents who cast ballots Tuesday voted for the town to secede from Calumet Township. Final vote totals are expected within 10 days.

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Jamal Washington takes his job as a Lake County Councilman very seriously, and his passion about the concerns of his constituents comes through in his conversation on Monday on "Regionally Speaking."  He represents Merrillville, Gary’s Miller and Eastside neighborhoods, and precincts in Schererville and Griffith.