Centerville announces boil advisory starting Monday, Sept. 21

Because of water main valve replacements in a section of Centerville, it will be necessary for customers on those streets to be under a boil advisory starting Monday, Sept. 21, until further notice. The area affected: From Walnut Street to Elm Drive, School Street (from First Street to Fourth Street), ALSO including Beech Avenue, Willow Drive and the corner of Third and Poplar. It is recommended that all cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using. Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until town employees say it is no longer necessary.

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.

County has 2 more COVID-related deaths, records 99 more cases in a week

Wayne County broke a local record for the number of COVID-19 cases last week, and health officials learned Tuesday morning about two local deaths over the Labor Day weekend that were related to the virus. The first death was a female in her 80s who died Sunday, Sept. 6, at Reid Health. The second death was on Monday, Sept. 7, for a woman in her 90s who had been a resident at a long-term care facility.

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.

Lincoln cancels football game after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Western Wayne Schools has canceled Friday night’s Lincoln High School varsity football game against Union County after a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent George Philhower shared a statement he sent to the district’s parents with Western Wayne News. He said WWS administration received information Friday that a staff member who was recently present at Lincoln Middle/High School tested positive for COVID-19. RECENT STORY:Likelihood of false negative on COVID test can as high as 40 percent, county health officer says

Upon hearing about the ill employee, school officials promptly contacted the Wayne County Health Department to seek guidance, Philhower said. WWS administrators have developed plans for the safe reopening of schools, which include guidelines for what to do if the district has a positive case.

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.