Lady Tigers Feast on Cardinals

By Dan Harney
HAGERSTOWN — When the Seton Catholic Lady Cardinals flew into Robert E. Clark gymnasium Friday evening, they were greeted by a team that has stepped up its game recently. Wearing uniforms provided by the Indiana National Guard, the Lady Tigers, who got off to a disappointing start this season, are starting to find their rhythm. The Lady Tigers won for the third time in their last four outings, dominating the overmatched Cardinals 58-17. The outcome was determined early. The Lady Tigers played stifling defense, dominated the boards and shared the basketball in building a 19-8 lead after one quarter.

Death notices – Dec. 21

Wayne County
Edwards, Richard W., 85, of Richmond, died Dec. 20. Arrangements announced by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond. Fallon, Michael J., 64, of Yorktown, Ind., formerly of Richmond, died Dec. 19.

Death notices – Dec. 14

Wayne County
Brantner, Janice M., 82, of Richmond, died Dec. 12. Arrangements announced by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond. Boxell, Wilma “Jean,” 86, Richmond, died Dec. 7.

Police: Teen exchanged gunfire with officers before apparent suicide

Indiana State Police released more information Thursday afternoon (Dec. 13) about a fatal shooting at Dennis Intermediate School on Richmond’s west side. The active shooting incident at about 8 a.m. Thursday has resulted in the death of the teenage suspect, according to ISP. The dispatch center for Richmond Police Department alerted area law enforcement agencies of a potential violent act that could occur at Dennis Intermediate School. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the school, which had already been placed on lockdown.

Auto supplier plans to triple Hoosier workforce in Wayne County

Omen USA, a manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry, announced plans Monday, Dec. 10, to expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond, creating up to 200 new jobs by 2022. Omen USA, which is a subsidiary of the Israel-based Omen Casting Group, will invest more than $15 million to increase its production at 1600 Rich Road, expanding its 76,000-square-foot facility by an additional 21,000 square feet and adding new production lines. The company, which announced plans in 2016 to locate its first North American operations in Indiana, plans to start work on the addition next spring in order to meet growing demand from automotive original equipment manufacturers in the United States and Germany for its aluminum drivelines, steering components and oil pumps. “Indiana is home to a global economy, with foreign-owned businesses like Omen USA that support more than 193,000 quality jobs for Hoosiers,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said in a news release from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Photo gallery: Christmas in Centerville

Kids visit with Santa and make crafts during Christmas in Centerville, Ind., in December 2018. See some of the town’s historic landmarks decorated for the season. Click here for our photo gallery:

Photos by Millicent Martin Emery

Photo gallery: Lincoln students pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child project

Lincoln High School Math Lab students conducted a campaign to raise money to fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child and ship them to reach children in need around the world. Click here to see some photos taken in their classroom:

Learn more about the project in a Nov. 28 story in the Western Wayne News. Copies are still available at the Hometown Media Group office, 26 W. Church St., Cambridge City, Ind., or (765) 478-5448.

Car crash sends 2 children to hospital

A one-car crash Wednesday night (Dec. 5) on Indiana 44 near County Road 200 E. in Fayette County sent two children to Fayette Regional Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Indiana State Police Trooper Luke Tipton was dispatched to the crash, which happened shortly before 10:15 p.m. on State Road 44 just east of Connersville, according to a news release from Public Information Officer Sgt. John Bowling. The preliminary investigation shows that a 1996 Ford Explorer, driven by Felicia Collins, 23, of Connersville, was westbound on Indiana 44, when, in the area of County Road 200 East, Collins fell asleep at the wheel,

The Explorer left the right side of the roadway, striking a utility pole before coming to rest against a tree.

State police confirm ID on remains found in Hagerstown

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Wayne County Coroner’s Office received DNA testing results for remains found this fall in Hagerstown, Ind. The testing from Indiana State Police Laboratory confirmed the DNA profile originated from Trevan Winterton, who was reported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office as a missing person Aug. 27. Winterton’s remains were found Oct.

Nationally touring men’s trio will perform Christmas music Saturday

A nationally touring trio of tenors will be accompanied by members of Richmond Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night in Richmond. GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio,” will perform holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Civic Hall Performing Arts Center at Richmond High School, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway. Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever have traveled the country together since 2014, sharing the stage with world-renowned talent including Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, and legendary rock band Journey. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer.