RADAR-INDICATED ROTATION PROMPTS EARLY MORNING TORNADO WARNING
(Whitewater Valley)--A line of strong thunderstorms passed through the Whitewater Valley early Wednesday morning and prompted a tornado warning for several counties, include Wayne. The warning, which came at around 3:40 Wednesday morning, was not based on any actual tornado sighting but rather on radar-indicated rotation. Wayne County’s only reported significant result of the storm was a transformer that blew and brought lines down across U.S. 40 near Hiser Station Road. 40 was closed while that issue was addressed. In Preble County, tight rotation was indicated by radar in an area between Eaton and Lakengren, but no damage was reported.
Indiana State Police: 2 New Castle men arrested after meth found during traffic stop
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Two New Castle men were arrested early Wednesday morning after Indiana State Police troopers reportedly found methamphetamine during a traffic stop. According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, 39-year-old Tyler Ward and 52-year-old William Wooten were both arrested on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 […]
Head-on collision claims Rushville man’s life
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. — Police said a head-on collision between two Chevrolets claimed a Rushville man’s life on Monday evening. According to the Connersville Police Department, emergency crews were called to the area of 2300 Park Road a little after 8 p.m. on Monday on report of a crash. Investigators later determined that an older model […]
FIRE DESTROYS AUTO REPAIR GARAGE
(Richmond, IN)--Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Monday morning on the west end of New Paris Pike in Richmond. "It was a garage where they do maintenance work to vehicles," explained Battalion Chief Eric Holmes. The fire had a good head start. "It was fully involved when we arrived," Holmes added. The structure was a total loss. There were no injuries. Smoke from the fire could be seen from Richmond’s east-side shopping areas.
RICHMOND SHOOTER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS
(Richmond, IN)--A Cambridge City man has been sentenced for a shooting that occurred in the summer of 2022. Joseph Cottman, who is now 21, was a teenager when he shot Skylar Goodwin in the legs near North 13th and B from the passenger seat of a vehicle. Cottman was later identified by the driver. On Monday, Cottman was convicted of three felonies related to the shooting. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.
COUNTDOWN TO THE ECLIPSE: All the events going on in Wayne County during eclipse weekend
This story will be updated as more events are announced and more information is known. According to Wayne County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Mary Walker, the eclipse will be "the biggest event in all of our lifetimes," because it has been 1,200 years since the county has been in the path of totality.
Feb. 28, 2024 Tornado Warning - Preble and Wayne Counties
A tornado warning was issued for Preble and Wayne Counties just before 4 a.m. Storm Team 2 has you covered.
🌞🌝 Wayne County kicks off eclipse countdown
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Despite first-round sectional loss, future remains bright for Centerville boys basketball
NEW CASTLE — The last time Centerville's boys basketball team won a sectional game, its two seniors, Nate Dickenson and Trevor Thornburg, were in fourth grade. The Bulldogs had never won a sectional game in Class 3A, as this year was just their second season in the class. Unfortunately...
⛽ Be sure to check the gas pumps this morning!
Well, do I have good news for you! Besides predicted rain for the next two days (which is a positive in my opinion with how dry it's been), today's temperatures will be between 59 and 64 degrees, before dropping back to a low of 22 tomorrow. I'm not a weatherman,...
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Found this quilted heart while walking the GreenWay Trail. Was having a horrible morning so I decided to go for a walk. It really did brighten my day.
The coldest February in Randolph County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
LOCAL SERIAL RAPIST DENIED PAROLE
(Columbus, OH)--The man who raped and attacked a dozen women on both sides of the state line in the 1990’s has been denied parole. The Ohio Parole Board has unanimously denied the parole of Steven Barker. In its decision, the Board said that Barker was likely to commit more crimes. Barker was not going to walk free regardless of the Board’s decision. Even if he would have been paroled in Ohio, he would have gone straight to prison in Indiana for his Wayne County crimes. Barker won’t be up for parole again for another ten years. By then, he’ll be 71 years old.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Lewisville, IN
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around lewisville.
RCS, CITY CLOSE ON SALE OF McBRIDE STADIUM
(Richmond, IN)--Richmond Community Schools and the city of Richmond officially closed on the sale of McBride Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The sale actually includes not just McBride, but also the softball field between McBride and Cordell Pool and an area across Clear Creek with a softball field and what was commonly referred to as the Babe Ruth baseball field. RCS has committed to an investment of half a million dollars to upgrade the area. The city receives $12,000 and the first right of refusal if RCS ever sells the land. A cleanup day has been set for Saturday at McBride to help prepare it for the upcoming season.
Henry County jail guard, from Muncie, fired and charged with battering inmate
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — A Muncie man has been fired from his job as an officer at the Henry County jail and charged with battering an inmate. Curtis Lavon Doughty, 27, is accused of shooting a prisoner in the back with a gun that fires "pepper balls," which burst and create a cloud of pepper irritant. The incident allegedly happened Feb. 13. ...
Richmond, Indiana college awarded $25 million grant to help revitalize city
The project focuses on improving transportation routes, creating more outdoor activities, and places to live and work downtown.
ZONING BOARD TO ADDRESS RICHMOND CHICK-FIL-A
(Richmond, IN)--Chick-fil-A fans are still buzzing about the fact that Richmond’s former Steak-n-Shake on National Road East will become that popular chicken franchise. There has been no publically announced projected opening date. When the issue goes before the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals in a couple of weeks, there will be five issues on the table regarding space and parking. Although not on the agenda but still in question is the issue of traffic flow. There’s limited space exiting the restaurant onto West Eaton Pike, especially for those turning left onto U.S. 40. There are 59 projected parking spaces and a two-lane drive-thru.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.15 in Cambridge City as of 2024-02-28. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
Chick-fil-A proposed for vacant Steak ‘n Shake location
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A vacant Steak ‘n Shake might become the next area location of a fan-favorite. The Richmond, Indiana, Board of Zoning Appeals shows Chick-fil-A listed as an applicant for 5901 National Road E. in Richmond. Online property records show JK 5901 East National Road LLC as the property owner, with a purchase […]