Sunday, September 21, 2014

5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana

An Elkhart couple starts a movie database to warn people with phobias, volunteers help clean up a neighborhood on Elkhart’s south side and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 11:29 p.m.

Movie database gives fair warning to those with phobias

Phobias at the Movies is an online database where people are able to search for their phobias to see if a movie is safe for them to watch. Elkhart couple Erin and Tony Seger were inspired to start the website because of Erin’s struggle with emetophobia, the fear of vomit. They screened more than 1,000 movies before the launch of the movie in order to identity common phobias, including blood, needles and clowns.

Four injured in two-car collision at U.S. 33, Sunnyside Avenue

Four people had to be sent to the hospital Saturday, June 7, after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Sunnyside Avenue in Elkhart. A Mini Cooper disregarded a red light and drove into the intersection, where it was hit by a truck. The driver of the Mini Cooper and her two passengers had to be taken to the hospital. The driver of the truck had to be taken to the hospital as well. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Volunteers 'rock the block' in Elkhart neighborhood cleanup effort

LaCasa Inc. and more than 40 volunteers gathered to clean up yards and alleys on the south side of Elkhart on Saturday, June 7. Volunteers were divided into six crews to help clean up Cleveland Avenue between Prairie Street and Benham Avenue. This is LaCasa’s third Rock the Block event in the past two years.

Arts on the Millrace festival features sculptors, painters

The first Arts on the Millrace festival was held on Saturday, June 7, in Goshen. The event featured a variety of artists. Artist Darlene Smithers painted faces at the event, and painter Jean Carter from The Gift of G.A.B. Goshen’s alternative boutique had a display of shows and other clothing with intricate designs.

Indiana Department of Child Services report shows neglect-related deaths in Elkhart County

Thirty-four children died of either abuse or neglect in fiscal 2012 in Indiana, according to a report released by the Indiana Department of Child Services. Elkhart County saw two children die due to neglect, but none died of abuse.

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 Former Army Reserve Sgt. Xavier Watt visits his grandfather's grave, who served in the U.S. Air Force,  on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery on May 26, 2014, in Houston.  Like hundreds of thousands of soldiers back from the war in Iraq, Watt has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is finding that complicates things in the workplace. He takes medication to control his dark moods, he's had extensive counseling to help him cope with conflict and he leans on his supportive family as he wrestles with scarring memories earned a decade ago far away.  He says he is OK to return to work and that he's got medical reports to prove it. So far, SunEdison won't let him back.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates 400,000 veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have some form of PTSD.  (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

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 ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 21- In a fall 1987 file photo, Paul Florence, vice-president of the Drive-In Theater Corp., looks at the back side of the movie screen at the Airport Drive-In Theatre in Marquette, Mich., shortly before the Marquette County Board approved purchasing and razing the theatre. Plowed under by an ever-building wave of technology, Marquette County's once popular three outdoor theaters reside in what's known today as the drive-in theater

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