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Schools receive help with athletic expenses

Ten high schools in Wayne, Fayette and Randolph counties recently received funding for athletic supplies to help prevent or care for sports-related injuries. Reid Health Community Benefit’s $11,000 total donation will reach 2,630 student-athletes this year. High schools receiving the donation included Centerville, Hagerstown, Lincoln, Northeastern, Richmond, Seton, Randolph Southern, Connersville, Union City and Winchester. […]

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Clock counts down to eclipse

A solar eclipse countdown clock is being unveiled as part of a celebration leading up to the historic event.  Richmond/Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau and Primex Design & Fabrication are planning the celebration at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road E., Richmond.  Primex’s clock will travel […]

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When snow flies, run to the hills

Residents enjoyed the fresh snowfall over the weekend by heading to their favorite sledding spots. Roosevelt Hill in Richmond’s Glen Miller Park saw lots of activity, with people coasting and laughing on tubes, snowboards, sleds and more. Joshua Smith captured these photos for the Western Wayne News. Photos by Joshua Smith

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Weather spotter training set for March 11

Learn to recognize severe weather conditions with weather spotter training March 11. Wayne County Emergency Management Agency is partnering with Ohio agencies in Darke and Preble counties for the training from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Preble County Fairgrounds EXPO Expansion Center, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, Ohio. Registration is available at https://forms.office.com/g/piXEZunxpZ or […]

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NAACP branch plans Feb. 17 membership rally

Richmond’s NAACP branch #3066 is organizing a membership rally that encourages prospective and current members to gather for an afternoon of fellowship, food, education and solidarity. The event takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Richmond High School’s cafeteria, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond. Local group 2.0 Band will provide entertainment, and current […]

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Fountain City forms Main Street organization

Fountain City has formed the Fountain City Forward nonprofit Main Street organization. The group is committed to maximizing opportunities for historical preservation, revitalization and beautification as well as technological and safety enhancements, according to a news release. Fountain City Forward is working with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to obtain Indiana Main […]