Delaware County, IN

Delaware County's COVID cases up 26.2%; Indiana cases surge 20.7%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Indiana in the week ending Sunday, May 22, rising 20.7% as 8,143 cases were reported. The previous week had 6,749 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Indiana ranked 33rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 31.8% from the week before, with...
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Delaware County Students Receive Scholarships

Delaware County students preparing to become teachers are among this year’s recipients of the state’s Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to Delaware County lawmakers. reports the scholarship program, established in 2016 through legislation supported by the Indiana General Assembly, awards $7,500 per year to 200 high-achieving students. Recipients must commit to teaching in Indiana for a minimum of five years after graduating college. Current high school seniors or college students are eligible to apply.
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Section of Wheeling Avenue to be closed midday Monday

MUNCIE, Ind. — Wheeling Avenue between Moore Road and Delaware County Road 400-N will be closed to traffic between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, while the Delaware Highway Department works on the ditch along the west side Wheeling. Local traffic will be able to get to their homes, according to a release from the Delaware County Engineering Department. ...

Kokomo-based band to open free concert series on Yorktown’s Civic Green

YORKTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — Kokomo-based band Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel will be the opening act Friday night for the Concert on the Green series on Civic Green in Yorktown. In addition to music, concert-goers can purchase wares from food trucks, local dessert caterers, and a wine and beer cash bar.

‘Launch to Summer’ Events With Delaware County Juvenile Probation and JDAI

MUNCIE, Ind.—Delaware County JDAI, also known as Delaware County “Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative” is a bipartisan effort with public, private and community partnerships for juvenile justice system improvement. JDAI is focused on reallocating public resources from mass incarceration toward investment in youth, families and communities. But what...

Warrant issued for grandmother charged in 2014 crash that killed her granddaughter

MUNCIE, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman was scheduled to stand trial next month on charges stemming from a Delaware County traffic accident — nearly eight years ago — that killed her 4-year-old granddaughter. However, when Donna M. Randolph — observing her 49th birthday on Sunday — failed to show up a pre-trial hearing last Monday, Delaware Circuit Court 3 Judge Linda Ralu Wolf canceled the trial, which had been set for June 13. ...

21-year-old Muncie man sentenced to 58 years for murder, robbery

MUNCIE, Ind. — A 21-year-old Muncie man will spend 58 years in prison for murder and robbery that happened in January 2020. A Delaware County Circuit Court judge sentenced Kevoszia Winston Wednesday morning. On Jan. 9, 2020, Muncie police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the...

Henry County official flies boots, more goods to Ukrainians

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — As the war rages on in Ukraine, Hoosiers are doing their part to help in the fight. Indiana Supports Ukraine is leaning on volunteers to fly donations across the ocean. Its latest recruit is Henry County Council Member Betsy Mills. News 8 met up with her while attending another event in Delaware County.

Thursday, 5/19/2022 WBR Morning News

Another violent offender going away for a long time. Reporter Peter Killeen had first word yesterday. After the sentencing hearing Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hoffman said “Thus far this year the Prosecutor’s Office has taken 4 homicide cases to trial: All defendants were convicted as charged and all are serving lengthy prison sentences. We are making Delaware County safer by taking violent felons off the street one case at a time.”

Inflation pushes Delaware County's 5-year paving plan farther down road

MUNCIE, Ind. — The cost of asphalt is wreaking havoc with road work budgets and likely will mean a delay in Delaware County's five-year paving plan. "The public is going to have to be patient with us," said Tommie Humbert, Delaware County Highway superintendent after Monday's county commissioner meeting. He said that given the price...

Delaware County Election Board certifies primary vote, with recount planned for 1 race

Correction: An earlier version of this story cited incorrect numbers of reform Democrat precinct committeeman and total number of committeemen in the Delaware County Democrat party. MUNCIE, Ind. — The Delaware County Election Board met Monday and certified the the 2022 primary election counts that only delivered a 13% turnout of registered voters. Board members reviewed...

Woman dies in crash Saturday morning on Muncie Bypass

MUNCIE — A woman died Saturday morning when she was thrown from a motorcycle and hit by passing vehicles Saturday morning in Muncie. According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a crash involving a motorcycle around 5:25 a.m. on the Muncie Bypass near Riggin Road. An...

AAUW Names Scholarship Recipients

MUNCIE, Ind.—The Muncie branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded three $1,500 scholarships – two to Ivy Tech Community College students and one to a Ball State University student. The two Ivy Tech students earning the AAUW scholarship are Kami Fulkerson and Carrie Hopper. Fulkerson...

Yorktown Tigers win their first Delaware County Baseball Tournament since 2019

For Yorktown Baseball (15-7), May 14 was a day with over 10 hours spent on Yorktown High School’s campus. From arriving at Tiger Field at 7:45 a.m. to get the field and their skills ready for their 10 a.m. game against Wapahani (17-4), to leaving with the Delaware County Baseball Tournament trophy in hand around 6 p.m.