Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Concord High School soccer coach has been charged with child seduction, Martin’s Super Markets plans to open a new store in Goshen called Martin’s Express and three more stories to start your day.

Sarah Duis

Posted at 5:00 a.m.

A former Concord girls soccer coach was charged with child seduction after a student’s parents told police about a sexual relationship between the two.

Emily Pfund

Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
 Fire crews investigate a fire that burned for hours at Better Way Products Plant 2 in New Paris on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Eleven fire departments helped extinguish a blaze at Better Way Products in New Paris. The fire burned for hours and the building is considered a total loss.

Krystal Vivian

Updated 1 hour ago
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 Northridge's Cam Ridenour (3) celebrates a Raider touchdown during first half action against Plymouth at Northridge Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Posted 2 hours ago

Opening round of the 2014 IHSAA football postseason begins with Elkhart County schools playing their best games.

 Andy Manoloff lights up his pumpkin carving of comic book villain The Joker Wednesday, Oct. 22, at his home in Elkhart. Many of Manoloff carvings are of comic book characters, such as Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man.
Posted at 8:45 a.m.

These aren’t your typical Jack-O-Lanterns. Elkhart veternarian Andy Manoloff takes pumpkin carving to the extreme with designs of the Joker, Optimus Prime and Spider-Man.

 YWCA Representatives, Girl Scouts and women of the Red Cross march down Main Street as some of the reported  7.000 people who participated in Elkhart's Memorial Day parade on May 30, 1918. This picture were taken for The Elkhart Truth by Elkhart commercial photographer Harry W. Hughes from the canopy of the old Bucklen Opera House. The publication of the picture in the newspaper the next day was one of the first times - if not the first- that The Truth ran local pictures of a current news event.
Posted at 8:33 a.m.

Last week The Elkhart Truth celebrated its 125th anniversary. A collection of images, both old and new, were featured during a breakfast event at the Crystal Ballroom. Here’s a gallery of the images displayed.

 Jose Leal, 21, of Bristol was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of marijuana more than 30 grams after police discovered more than half a pound of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
Posted at 7:58 a.m.

A police officer stopping a car for a traffic violation smelled marijuana in the vehicle. He found nearly three-quarters of a pound of marijuana in the vehicle.

Posted at 7:22 a.m.

The bullet went through the father’s thigh and hit the child in the head.

 Leonardo Cruz, 9, listens to trainer Eva Young, left, Monday, Oct. 20, at St. James Boxing Club in Elkhart.
Posted at 6:38 a.m.

The St. James Athletic Center is taking up residence at the former Elpaco Paints shop on Old U.S. 33, thanks to a donation by property owners Harold and Gisela Peter.

 Libertarian candidate Joshua O'Brien is challenging Republican incumbent Wes Culver in the race for the District 49 House seat.
Posted at 6:00 a.m.

O’Brien is an advocate for lower taxes, limited government and personal liberty. He’ll face Republican incumbent Wes Culver on the Nov. 4 ballot.

 State Rep. Wes Culver is seeking his fourth term as District 49 House representative.
Posted at 6:00 a.m.

Culver is seeking his fourth term representing District 49, which includes Goshen and northwest Elkhart County. He’ll face Libertarian candidate Joshua O’Brien on the general election ballot.

 Concord West Side first-grade teacher Kari Waltz holds up the tiny harmonica attached to her staff badge Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She blows the harmonica to get students' attention as they begin or end an activity, part of the PAX Good Behavior Game that Elkhart County schools have started using to improve students' behavior.
Posted at 5:30 a.m.

Horizon Education Alliance helped local teachers implement the PAX Good Behavior Game. Teachers say their students love the game, and teachers themselves are less stressed about behavior issues. 

 Jodi Buoscio is shown here Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in downtown Elkhart. Buoscio is the Democratic candidate for the District 21 Indiana House seat.
Posted at 5:15 a.m.

The group, a PAC of the Indiana State Teachers Association, was the biggest single donor in the contest for the District 21 post. 

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