Wednesday, October 1, 2014

 This is a rendering of the field that will be the home of the Northern League’s Elkhart County Miracle professional baseball team. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)

Though it’s doubtful the Elkhart County Miracle baseball team will play in 2015, owner Craig Wallin remains optimistic about the baseball team’s future in Elkhart.

Posted 1 hour ago
 Scott Albon, 50, of Millersburg was arrested July 9 at River Preserve County Park on a preliminary charge of public indecency.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department received reports of nudity and sexual activity at the River Preserve County Park. Three separate “covert operations” were done after several complaints were filed by the public.

Posted at 10:07 a.m.

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

Posted at 9:49 a.m.
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 A Realtor sign at the corner of Wood and Homan Streets directs passersby to a home for sale in Elkhart Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
Posted 18 minutes ago

Local realtors said they take a number of precautions when meeting new clients for the first time and provided a few safety tips for other realtors. 

 Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) launches a pass after scrambling during action against Rice at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Irish defeated the Owls 48-17 in the season opener.
Posted 34 minutes ago

Stanford head coach David Shaw says Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson’s composure and escapability is comparable to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

 Wawasee's Elizabeth Jackson chips with the No. 2 group. Elkhart Memorial hosted Wawasee and Plymouth in a girls golf match at Christiana Creek Country Club in Elkhart on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Posted 47 minutes ago

The Warriors’ girls golf team, as well as an individual golfer from Penn High School, will play in the state finals Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4.

 Pictured are the covers of Jon Klassen's 'I Want My Hat Back' and 'This Is Not My Hat'.
Posted at 10:30 a.m.

Better World Books retail manager Brad Weirich recommended two award-winning illustrated books for children that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Posted at 10:17 a.m.

Federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents of missing Indiana University student

 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 at 7:57 a.m.

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

Posted at 7:46 a.m.

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.

 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.
Posted at 6:06 a.m.

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.

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