Thursday, October 30, 2014

 State Rep. Wes Culver

Joshua O’Brien and incumbent Wes Culver are the ballot for most voters in Goshen. Learn more about the candidates here. 

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 Tim Wesco, incumbent Republican seeking re-election to the District 21 seat in the Indiana House, on Oct. 16, 2014.

Wesco, the incumbent, is a fiscal and social conservative. Buoscio, a teacher, is focused on education and job creation.

Tim Vandenack

Posted at 7:04 a.m.
 The Elkhart Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Aspenwald Avenue that happened at about 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

One man was taken to the hospital after a shooting near Saleh’s Market at Middlebury and Madison streets in Elkhart.

Krystal Vivian

Posted at 6:34 a.m.
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 An Elkhart County Community Corrections car is parked in front of the Elkhart County work-release center Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2014. The work-release center gained approval for an expansion of its facilities.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

The Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals approved a petition from the county commissioners for the 600-square-foot expansion. 

 Jackson Boulevard east of Main Street in downtown Elkhart will reopen Thursday, Oct. 30. It has been closed since late September as crews from AEP installed new water and sewer lines beneath the roadway. The work is part of planned installation of a giant underground sewage holding tank just south of Jackson Boulevard.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.

The Jackson Boulevard bridge over the Elkhart River has been closed since late September as crews installed pipes and an underground structure meant to direct sewage.

 In this archive photo from March 24, 2013, Ryan Bartock and David Goad, members of Valparaiso University's Biology Club, move trees to the banks of Cobus Creek in Elkhart County. A planned sewage treatment plant in nearby Ontwa Township, Mich., that would discharge into the waterway is at the center of recall votes that five Ontwa Township officials face on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

Five Ontwa Township officials face recall in Nov. 4 voting, and if they’re booted, their replacements could halt a controversial sewer plant proposal.

 Visitors walk down Main Street outside The Goshen Theater during First Fridays on Oct. 3, 2014. The theater has opened its doors to the public twice in the last month, but it's still in need of repairs.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

Six months after acquiring the building, Goshen Theater Inc. remains committed to restoring it and has the community’s support in doing so. But first it must address some basic infrastructure issues.

Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

A portion of the street will close for four business days starting Oct. 30 so road crews can install a water main.

 Volunteers paint the roof of the barn used by Kurt Bullard with then-candidate Barack Obama's campaign symbol in the months before the 2008 presidential election. The barn was dismantled during the spring of 2014 and the land now belongs to Parkwell, LLC.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

For this week’s Ask the Truth, our readers wanted to know why a barn and animals were removed from a stretch of property along C.R. 17 that was owned by the Bullard family for decades. Here’s what we found out.

 One of local landlord Ronal Davidhizar's properties, at 1403 S. Main Street, sits vacant Friday, Oct. 24. The house is part of the receivership program, in which a receiver will manage the property bring to livable conditions.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.

The receivership program is the latest of Goshen’s city officials’ efforts to bring vacant properties owned by local landlord Ronald Davidhizar up to code.

 This undated photo offers a glimpse into the history of Salem Mennonite Church in New Paris, where congregations have gathered for 125 years.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

The New Paris church first held services in 1889. A special service Nov. 2 will commemorate the anniversary. 

 Jeff Petermann, candidate for the 2nd District U.S. House seat. He will be listed on the ballot as a Libertarian, but he's left the party since it nominated him and says he'd serve as an independent if elected.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican, is running for a second term and Democrat Joe Bock is also in the race.

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