Wayne County’s 9th COVID-19 death announced

Wayne County has confirmed its ninth death related to COVID-19 on Thursday (July 30). Wayne County Health Department was notified Thursday morning of another COVID-19 related death of a Wayne County resident. A man in his 80s died Wednesday, July 29, at Reid Health after an extended hospitalization. Before being transported to the hospital, the gentleman was a resident of a Wayne County long-term care facility, according to Christine Stinson, the health department’s executive director. Stinson announced the county’s eighth death related to COVID-19 on July 29.

UPDATE: All of Centerville now needs to boil water

On Wednesday, July 29, Centerville officials announced a water boil advisory. The town originally announced a smaller area, but around 3:30 p.m., expanded that order to the entire town. Because of an emergency repair of a water main that services that area, it will be necessary for customers to be under a boil advisory until further notice. Boiling water is needed to ensure that residents’ water for consumption is pure and free of any bacteria. In order to achieve a good result, residents are urged to boil any water to be used for drinking or cooking, washing vegetables, etc.

UPDATE: All of Centerville now needs to boil water

On Wednesday, July 29, Centerville officials announced a water boil advisory. The town originally announced a smaller area, but around 3:30 p.m., expanded that order to the entire town. Because of an emergency repair of a water main that services that area, it will be necessary for customers to be under a boil advisory until further notice. Boiling water is needed to ensure that residents’ water for consumption is pure and free of any bacteria. In order to achieve a good result, residents are urged to boil any water to be used for drinking or cooking, washing vegetables, etc.

Wayne County man dies after crash in Henry County

A Greens Fork man has died from his injuries in a Wednesday morning (July 29) two-vehicle crash in Henry County. Kyle Beckman, 34, of Greens Fork, had been airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis after his Honda Accord was hit head-on by a Ford Explorer. About 8:42 a.m., Henry County Dispatch received a call of a head-on collision on County Road 300 West, north of County Road 50 North. They arrived on the scene along with emergency medical personnel and requested Indiana State Police’s District 51 Crash Reconstruction Investigators. The preliminary investigation by ISP Master Trooper Scott Keegan indicates that a silver Ford Explorer, driven by Stacie Boykin, 46, of New Castle, was northbound on County Road 300 West when her vehicle crested a hill left of center, according to a news release from Sgt.

Wayne County marks 8th COVID-related death

Wayne County Health Department was notified of another COVID-19 related death this week. Executive Director Christine Stinson announced the death Wednesday to local media. Stinson said a gentleman in his 60s tested positive for COVID-19 on July 6 and died July 19 at Reid Health. She said no further information will be released regarding this individual because of privacy concerns. As of Wednesday, Wayne County has 281 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Richmond teen on national missing list

A Richmond teenager’s picture is being shared by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Reina Lopez has been missing since May 14, 2020, from Richmond. She was 16 when she went missing. Reina is 6 feet tall and 350 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police: Richmond man shot in neck, investigation continuing

A man was flown to a Dayton, Ohio, hospital after being shot in the neck Sunday night in Richmond. Just after 11 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Police Department patrol officers responded to 52 South 13th Street on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located the male victim, who had been shot in the neck, according to Lt. Brandon Cappa. The victim was transported to Reid Health in Richmond and later flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Investigators obtained a search warrant for 52 S. 13th St., Cappa said, and evidence was recovered from the residence.

BREAKING NEWS: Sugar Creek, sewage district sign deal!

After hours upon hours of discussions and document review, Western Wayne Regional Sewage District and its largest customer, Sugar Creek Packing Co., have come to terms for the food processing company to continue their relationship. That decision will help keep rate increases much lower than they would have otherwise been for all residential and commercial customers in Cambridge City, Mount Auburn and Dublin. Learning Sugar Creek had agreed to stay with the district prompted cheers during Monday night’s meeting. Sugar Creek’s financial commitment leads the way for the sewage district to begin work on a new treatment plant that should be operational by the summer of 2023. Wayne County Attorney Ron Cross will review the agreement before the county follows through with its plans to contribute $1 million to the sewage district’s recent lift station project.

Wayne County confirms 7th COVID-19 death; local lab positives and clinically diagnosed cases now above 400

By Millicent Martin Emery

Wayne County has lost another resident to COVID-19 and the number of local lab-confirmed positive cases has passed 200. Wayne County Health Department on Monday afternoon confirmed the death of an adult male in his 80s who was hospitalized at Reid Health as being related to COVID-19. As of Monday, the health department has learned of a total of 207 laboratory-confirmed positive cases and 201 clinically diagnosed cases among Wayne County residents. “We are saddened by the news,” said Wayne County Health Officer Dr. David Jetmore in a news release. “In Wayne County we had not experienced a death since early May.