Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Elkhart County income tax will go up 0.5 percent for Elkhart County workers starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Posted 41 minutes ago
 Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. earlier this year closed this RV manufacturing plant on C.R. 15, along with one next door. Its last RV plant is now in Bristol.

A 28-year-old Indiana law makes it difficult, but not impossible, for a company to attempt a hostile takeover of any company based in Indiana.

Posted at 6:06 a.m.
 The proposed TIF district is in Middlebury around the S.R. 13 toll road interchange.

The proposed district could create 500 permanent manufacturing and commercial-related jobs north of Middlebury and increase property values.

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 10:11 p.m.
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 Scott Albon, 50, of Millersburg was arrested July 9 at River Preserve County Park on a preliminary charge of public indecency.
Posted 23 minutes ago

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department received reports of nudity and sexual activity at the River Preserve County Park.

 Montgomery County officials and the Pennsylvania State Police investigate the scene of an accidental shooting of a state trooper at a training range on the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. State police say Trooper David Kendra was shot in the chest during a yearly training exercise at the complex. Kendra, 26, was flown by helicopter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, David Swanson)
Posted 2 hours ago

Pennsylvania state trooper was fatally shot in the chest during a yearly gun training exercise.

Posted 2 hours ago

Police won’t say how badly the person was injured, but they are still investigating the shooting.

 This is a word cloud made from 14 national news items from between 2008 and 2012 focused on Elkhart County and the travails the community faced during the Great Recession.
Posted at 7:30 a.m.

Five years ago, reporters from the New York Times, MSNBC, the Washington Post and other outlets came here to document the impact of the downturn.

 Justin Masterson pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Miami Marlins on Aug. 13, 2014, in Miami.
Posted at 7:08 a.m.

As the MLB heads into playoffs, take a look at how the 2014 regular season did for Bethel College alumni Justin Masterson and Eric Stults.

 FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Gloria Steinem attends the The 5th Annual DVF Awards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. International human rights organization Equality Now announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, it will honor Steinem for her six decades of work for women’s rights. Salma Hayek will also be recognized for her efforts to end violence against women and girls at the organization’s gala fundraiser Nov. 3 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Luiz C. Ribeiro/Invision/AP, file)
Posted at 6:02 a.m.

Gloria Steinem said that the NFL domestic violence scandal has created a national discussion on domestic violence - and that’s a good thing.

 Elkhart resident Art Decio, right, talks with Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, left, at the conclusion of a press conference announcing a donation from Decio to fund the theater at the historic Roosevelt Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Both Decio and Moore attended classes in the historic building growing up in Elkhart.
Posted at 5:54 a.m.

Start your day with these top stories from Elkhart, Goshen and across the United States.

 A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

 Jeff Petermann was nominated as the Libertarian candidate for the 2nd District U.S. House seat in April then split from the party in late July, suspending his bid. In a statement Monday Sept. 29, 2014, he said he's reviving his campaign, but will change his affiliation to independent if elected.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.

He’s positioning himself as an alternative to U.S. Rep. Walorski, the GOPer seeking a second term, and Democrat Bock.

 In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, a Los Angeles police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

The donation is enough for the new body cameras and their accompanying software.

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