Election update: About 15,000 already have voted in Wayne County

As of Wednesday, about 15,000 registered voters in Wayne County had cast an absentee or in-person absentee ballot. In-person absentee voting, also known as early voting, continues at four vote centers plus the courthouse on Thursday and Friday, and at the Kuhlman Center and courthouse on Saturday. Ballots also may be cast 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the courthouse. Eight vote centers will be open Tuesday for Election Day. “I assume there will be long lines on Election Day,” Wayne County Clerk Debra Berry said.

Wayne County ‘very concerned’ about case surge topping 1,000

Wayne County has had its 17th and 18th deaths related to COVID-19 within a few days of each other, and officials are very concerned about an increase in the county’s cases, just surpassing 1,000. “Our cases are surging and we are very concerned,” said Wayne County Health Department Executive Director Christine Stinson. “We have seen a dramatic increase in cases in people over 70. It is vital we all do our part for our community, wear a mask when in public, do not attend large events.” The county’s 17th death was a female in her 80s living in a long-term care facility, according to Stinson.

Bullet goes through air conditioner, strikes teen in hand

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand inside a Richmond home after a bullet passed through an air conditioner. At about 3:17 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, Richmond Police Department responded to 208 Pearl St. on the city’s northwest side in response to a person who had been shot. During the initial investigation, it was determined that a bullet had passed through an air conditioning unit and struck a 16-year-old male inside 208 Pearl St.

Peter Skinner Stowe

Peter Skinner Stowe, age 79, of Richmond, Indiana, died suddenly of a stroke Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Reid Health. Peter was born on March 11, 1941, in New York City, New York, to George Edward and Betty Abigail Skinner Stowe. He graduated from The Pingry School in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Earlham College in 1963. Peter went on to receive a master’s degree and his Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University. He taught at Southern Illinois University and then worked at the National Center for Education Statistics, retiring after 25 years.