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January 16, 2014

Several hurt in various wrecks


Braasch suffered back and wrist pain as a result of the crash, and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

• Two people were hurt in a four-vehicle collision Wednesday on C.R. 9 at Arlington Road.

The crash occurred around 10:18 a.m. Elkhart County police said a northbound 2001 Dodge Durango driven by Stephen Squires, 38, Goshen, collided with the rear of a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Rodney Juday, 65, White Pigeon, Mich.

The Durango then crashed into a southbound 2011 Buick Regal driven by Thomas Meyers, 69, Elkhart. Police said the Buick spun out of control and collided with a 2002 Nissan Sentra driven by Robert Reese, 63, Elkhart. The Nissan had been stopped at a stop sign.

Meyers suffered back pain as a result of the crash. A passenger in the Buick, Ruth Moore, 84, Elkhart, suffered chest pain. Both were transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment.

Police said Squires was cited for driving too fast for weather condition.

Theft/burglary reports

• Elkhart police arrested three men on felony charges after they allegedly used another individual’s identity to gain employment.

Jose Maldonado Martinez told police Dec. 16 that his identity was being used at several Elkhart County businesses. Martinez said he’d never worked at any of those businesses, which police said are in Goshen, Elkhart and New Paris.

Elkhart police began an investigation and later arrested three people on charges of identity theft, a Class D felony, and forgery, a Class C felony. Taken into custody were Christian Sanchez Orlando, 20, 123 W. Hively, Elkhart; Jose De Jesus Martinez Ramirez, 28, 57288 Yorkshire Drive, Middlebury; and Raul Reyes-Vazquez, 26, 714 S. 12th St., Goshen.

The three men were incarcerated in the Elkhart County jail.

• Abigail M. Kashmer Bradford, 629 S. Sixth St., Goshen, told Goshen police someone stole items from her vehicle during the overnight hours Sunday.

• Rhoda Schrag, Goshen, told Goshen police she was asked to send money for an incarcerated family member Friday. She learned the family member was not incarcerated only after she had sent the money, police said.

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    August 10, 2014

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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