What’s airing on WCTV channels this week (Sept. 27-Oct. 1)?

New and Special Programs for the week of 9/25/22 – 10/1/22
WGTV Channel 11

* IN Focus Candidate Forum – Thursday, 9/29 @ 6:00pm
Guests: Candidates for Richmond Community School Board, At Large. * IN Focus Special – Thursday, 9/29 @ 7:30pm
Guests Chrstine Stinson & Dr. Thomas Huth speak with Eric Marsh about the
vaccine summit at Reid Health on October 13, 2022. * IN Focus Special – Friday, 9/30 @ 9:30pm
RP&L General Manager Tony Foster talks with Eric Marsh about the special question
on the November ballot. WETV Channel 20
* Earlham College Presents – Tuesday, 9/27 @ 11:05pm
JazzCussion – Jazz Replay of a faculty/student event recorded 11/5/21. * IHSAA Football – Wednesday, 9/28 @ 8:00pm
Replay of the Connersville Spartans vs the Franklin County Wildcats game played
8/26/22.

Voter registration due Oct. 11

Mailed ballots must be requested 12 days before election

Although November might seem far away, the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 election is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and the date to request a ballot by mail is close behind. Hoosiers needing to register for the first time, or to update an outdated address or check their registration, must visit indianavoters.com or visit their local voter registration office. Wayne County helps voters on the second floor of the courthouse, 301 E. Main St.

Health officials urge booster vaccinations

If history is a guide, COVID will spike again over the winter

Although the COVID-19 pandemic might be waning, the Wayne County Health Department is encouraging people to keep their vaccinations up to date, with the next few months expected to be an important time in preventing a resurgence of the illness. And because the rate of vaccinations against other diseases dropped significantly during the pandemic, the department is sponsoring a Vaccination Summit in just over two weeks. Because of at-home testing for COVID-19, the state is no longer reporting positivity rates on its online COVID dashboard, according to Christine Stinson, the county health department executive director. Dr. David Jetmore, the county health officer, said that for most of the past two years, COVID numbers moved up or down in trends lasting several weeks or months. For the past couple of months, figures have varied greatly from week to week, reflecting the unreliability of accurate data.

County plans Heiney Road bridge replacement

75-year-old bridge has been closed since 2016

Wayne County is planning to spend nearly $1.8 million to replace a bridge south of Hagerstown that has been closed since 2016. Most of the cost will be borne by federal funding. The Wayne County Highway Department will have a public hearing about its plans to replace the Heiney Road bridge at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Wayne County Administration Building, 401 E. Main St., Richmond. The 75-year-old bridge carries Heiney Road over the west fork of Whitewater River.

Cemetery board dissolved; answers wanted

Concerned citizens hire attorney, organize meetings

After discovering Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing hadn’t been mowed for a while – and then learning its non-profit association has been dissolved – a group is raising concerns about the cemetery’s future. About 20 have joined together for three discussions, and have hired an attorney to develop a road map for the cemetery’s management and upkeep. The group, which includes neighbors and those who have family buried in the cemetery, is offering another meeting to invite those concerned to learn more and discuss operations concerns. “It’s an unfortunate situation,” said attorney AJ Sickmann, who is representing the concerned citizens. “There’s a group of really good people who care and want to make sure it moves forward.”
The gathering will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct.

Burton notebook: School plans, traffic updates, fake fundraising account removed

School plans
Two Wayne County school districts will not be in their buildings on Monday so faculty, staff and students can attend K-9 Officer Seara Burton’s funeral at 11 a.m. in Richmond High School’s Tiernan Center if desired. Two other districts are planning an early dismissal to avoid families being caught up in Burton’s funeral procession on U.S. 40. *Northeastern Wayne Schools will be closed Monday. Burton, 28, is a Northeastern graduate, and some teachers and school employees who were there during her student days still work for the district and want to pay their respects. In addition, some Northeastern families are connected to Burton through the first responder community, said Assistant Superintendent Jessica Neill.

Parking, procession route for Monday’s funeral for K-9 Officer Burton

The public is invited to attend services to show their respect and honor K-9 Officer Seara Burton and her sacrifice for the City of Richmond. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Richmond High School’s Tiernan Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond. Doors will open to the public at 10 a.m.

Streets surrounding RHS will be closed Monday, including the G Street Bridge, to accommodate the mourners at Burton’s funeral. Law enforcement vehicles will be lined up along Hub Etchison Parkway.

Parking, shuttle information for Officer Burton’s Sunday viewing

City of Richmond officials are expecting thousands of people to attend K9 Officer Seara Burton’s Sunday viewing. Nearby parking will be scarce because the parking lots of the City Building, Wayne County Courthouse, and Annex Building are reserved for law enforcement and first responders. Other parking locations are listed on the map. A free shuttle service will run between these lots and the Richmond City Building, or guests can choose to walk to the visitation. The line to enter the building will be in the City Building’s upper parking lot on the south side of the building.

Visitation, funeral plans announced for Officer Seara Burton; RCS plans eLearning day

Richmond Police Department has announced the upcoming services for K-9 Officer Seara Burton, and Richmond Community Schools has announced it will conduct an eLearning day for all of its students on the day of the funeral. The viewing will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Richmond Municipal Building, 50 N. Fifth St., Richmond. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Richmond High School’s Tiernan Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.

Police: Hunt Street shooting, high-speed pursuit end in arrest on Abington Pike

After his vehicle was observed leaving a shooting scene at a high rate of speed, police said, a Richmond man was arrested on two felony charges. Just before 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Richmond Police Department patrol officers were called to a shooting in the 1400 block of Hunt Street in Richmond. Hunt Street is on the city’s northwest side, several blocks from Fairview Elementary. Officers arrived to find Tyrus Malik Bell-Adcock, 24, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen area, said Capt. Curt Leverton.