Women found who’ve been accused of withholding kids from dads

By Millicent Martin Emery

A tip led to three Hagerstown women being arrested in Greenfield, Indiana, after police recently accused them of interfering with child custody. Heather Frost, her sister Abby Frost, and their mother, Nancy Frost, have been taken into custody following a tip regarding their whereabouts. They were accompanied by the missing children, Emery Oliver and Lane Frost, who were located safely. Discovery of the family was prompted by a citizen who reported a possible location for the Frosts to Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Sept. 13.

RPD investigating shooting, fatal motorcycle crash

Richmond police have been busy investigating a shooting on Monday and a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday as well as a woman’s death Tuesday morning. Read our story about the death investigation here. 

Shooting

A Richmond man was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, after being shot Monday evening (Sept. 14). Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Richmond Police Department responded to the 100 block of South 12th Street to a reported shooting. Lesaviour Norris, 30, was located with a gunshot wound to the foot/ankle area.

Police investigating after vehicle reportedly drives through protesters walking in Richmond

Police are investigating after a vehicle reportedly drove through a group of protesters walking near Richmond’s downtown area. Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, second-shift patrol officers from Richmond Police Department responded to the area of Seventh and North A streets to a call of a vehicle driving through protesters walking in the street. Mayor Dave Snow noted in a Facebook post on Saturday evening that the incident took place during a march staged by citizens in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Minor injuries were reported to officers, according to RPD Capt. Curt Leverton.

Woman reports home invasion in Cambridge City

Six area police departments responded to a report of a home invasion in Cambridge City. At about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cambridge City Police Department received a call reporting a home invasion in the 300 block of West Main Street. Upon officers’ arrival, CCPD Chief Richard Roberts spoke to the homeowner, who was a few houses away. The homeowner told Roberts that she heard a noise in the hallway, so she went to investigate.

Likelihood of false negative on COVID test can as high as 40 percent, county health officer says

After some Wayne County students tested negative for COVID-19 but were told by medical professionals to presume they were positive, local health officials are aiming to answer residents’ questions about how that happened. A COVID-19 diagnosis can be made either through a laboratory or clinically, according to Wayne County Health Officer Dr. David Jetmore in an op-ed column sent to local media. Jetmore said there are three laboratory tests in use for diagnosing COVID-19. They are the PCR test, the rapid test, and the antibody test. The PCR test results take two to three days and have a positivity accuracy of close to 100 percent.

Centerville schools reopening Tuesday; more quarantining after positive case confirmed at CHS

Centerville-Abington Community School Corporation will resume in-class instruction Tuesday, Aug. 11, but some students and teachers will be quarantining for 14 days. Contract tracing is being finalized for those who were around a COVID-positive high school student and three presumptive positive young students, according to a Monday afternoon statement from Superintendent Mike McCoy. Wayne County Health Department notified the district it has one student in the high school who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been quarantined. McCoy said school nurses are assisting with tracing the CHS student’s close contacts.

21-year-old shot in Richmond commercial area; teen arrested

A Richmond teen has been arrested and faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder after a shooting on the city’s far-east side. Shortly before 9:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, second-shift patrol officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Commerce Road near the state line after a report of a shooting. The area is home to some restaurants, recreation spots and visitor lodging near Interstate 70. Officers located Christopher Lambert, 21, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound to the arm and leg.

New video honors Ernie Pyle on 120th birthday

Monday, Aug. 3 is the birthday of Hoosier World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. He was born in 1900, so this would be the 120th anniversary of his birth. To mark the occasion, the Erie Pyle Legacy Foundation has created a tribute video in partnership with The Media School at Indiana University, Pyle’s alma mater. The Legacy Foundation shares the same mission as the Friends of Ernie Pyle Development Foundation, which seeks to preserve the legacy of Indiana’s son, considered the greatest World War II correspondent.

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.