Sheriff: Missing Hagerstown teen last seen in Richmond

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Adrea  Strickland, a 16-year-old female from Hagerstown. Strickland’s disappearance was shared June 11 by the sheriff’s office. Her last known location was the Richmond area. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Those with any information are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 765-973-9393 option 2.

Man dies, woman injured in Richmond shooting

A Richmond man has been arrested after one person was killed and a second was wounded on the city’s northeast side. Shortly before 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 13, second-shift patrol officers for Richmond Police Department were called to the 1400 block of New Paris Pike on a shooting. When officers arrived, two victims were found. John Dee Day, 46, of Richmond, was deceased at the scene. Brenda Day, 72, also of Richmond, was located with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

RSO conductor announces 25th season will be his last

Richmond Symphony Orchestra conductor Guy Victor Bordo announced Thursday that the 2021-2022 season will be his 25th and final year with the local professional orchestra as he plans to retire. Read more about his career and upcoming concert plans in a future edition of Western Wayne News!

Independent seniors can learn about latest Alzheimer’s treatments

Two virtual programs will help those preparing for difficult conversations after a dementia diagnosis as well as those currently residing in independent living communities who want to learn more about available resources if they notice a cognitive decline. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host those two virtual programs in May. At noon Friday, May 14, a Dementia Conversations program will help attendees learn about three of the most difficult conversations families face after a dementia diagnosis – conversations about doctor visits, driving and legal and financial planning. The program will feature tips from experts as well as stories from Hoosier families about how they navigated these topics during their own journey with dementia. “For many people who are affected by dementia, hearing from others who are going through the same journey helps them to feel less alone,” said Stephanie Laskey, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter program director, in a news release.

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Sheriff’s department seeking missing girl last seen in Hagerstown

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday night, May 8, that it is seeking information on a missing juvenile, Emily Crawford. Emily was last seen in the Hagerstown, Indiana, area, and is believed to be in Richmond, Indiana. She is a white female with brown shoulder-length hair, and green eyes. She is approximately 5’07” and 220 pounds. Those with any information on Emily’s whereabouts please call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 765-973-9393.

Police: Missing Richmond woman found safe

Mikaela Grace Estes of Richmond has been located and is safe, Indiana State Police announced shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, May 7. Investigators from the Indiana State Police worked with police officers from an out of state law enforcement agency who located and spoke with Estes. They verified she is safe and have no reason to believe she was taken from Indiana against her will, a news release said. Estes, 27, had been reported missing on Saturday, May 1, and was last thought to be in Henry County. Estes was traveling from Indianapolis to her home in Richmond along Interstate 70 that day.

Hagerstown High School principal departing at year end

Hagerstown Junior-Senior High School principal David Tyner is resigning. On May 5, Tyner announced his intention to leave his position at the end of the school year, said Kyle Barrentine, superintendent of Nettle Creek schools. Tyner’s resignation will go to the school board for acceptance on Wednesday, May 12, Barrentine said. Barrentine said Tyner’s decision came as a surprise. “He came to a decision he thought was best for his family,” Barrentine said.

Reid taking vaccines to giant flea market

Reid Health is partnering with Franklin County Health Department and White’s Farm Flea Market and Auctioneers to offer a special COVID-19 vaccination clinic for area residents. As many as 300 vaccines will be available at the popular flea market at White’s Farm, 6028 Holland Road in Brookville, Ind., during the market’s hours of 7-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12. Second doses then will be given during the Wednesday, June 2 market. “I think it’s vital for local businesses to play a role in the vaccination effort,” said Jonathan White, vice president of White’s Farm and staff pharmacist at George’s Pharmacy in Brookville, in a news release.  “I think we all have very short memories regarding what life was like this time last year.