Little League’s Team Indiana moves to Championship game!

The rain delay Monday did nothing to dampen the resolve of Team Indiana on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and as usual, it was a complete team effort. The purple gang defeated Team Kentucky by the final score of 3-1. Marshal Mastin (KY) and Kaden Hall (IN) hooked up in a pitchers’ duel. Mastin only surrendered one base hit, striking out nine.

Team Indiana hands Team Michigan a 6-2 loss

UPDATE: Monday’s play in the Little League Great Lakes Regional was interrupted by rain. Scheduling for the remainder of the tourney was being developed Tuesday morning. Team Michigan had to know that Team Indiana was from a small town, but they had no way of knowing that half of the population of that small town would be in the stands Saturday to support Indiana’s team. The never nervous members of Team Indiana served notice in their first at-bat that they were not intimidated by the bright lights of the big stage. Jaykob Troutwine led off the top of the first inning by drawing a walk.

Semi hooks traffic signal, pole; U.S. 40 traffic flow disrupted in Cambridge City

As of late Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 2), eastbound U.S. 40 is being blocked near downtown Cambridge City. A semi caught the pole containing the traffic signals at the corner of Center Street and U.S. 40 with the rear of the truck. The traffic signals and pole were still attached to the truck as it went further east. Cambridge City Police Chief Richard Roberts is blocking the eastbound lanes between Center and Chestnut streets.

Hagerstown = TEAM INDIANA

When the Hagerstown 11-12 Majors Little League team stepped on the field last Wednesday to face Decatur Central for the state championship, they carried the hopes and dreams of their community. When the game ended with Hagerstown winning 3-1, they became Team Indiana and will carry the hopes and dreams of Indiana into the Great Lakes Regional. Team Indiana will advance to the Great Lakes Regional, played in Whitestown, Indiana. They will face Team Michigan on at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

Hagerstown wins state Little League title

When the Hagerstown 11-12 Little League stepped on the field Wednesday, July 27, they were carrying the hopes and dreams of their community. When the game ended, they became Team Indiana and will now carry the hopes and dreams of all of the communities in the state. HAGERSTOWN=TEAM INDIANA

Hagerstown defeated Decatur Central 3-1 and advances to the regional round. Pick up the July 27 and Aug. 3 editions of Western Wayne News for coverage of state tournament play.

Speaker: Pro-life movement must end apathy

About 50 gather for rally on rainy night
An area state representative aimed to inspire nearly 50 area residents who ignored raindrops for about two hours Friday night in downtown Richmond to take a firm stand against any abortion in Indiana. He said the state could become a tourist destination for those seeking the procedure if lawmakers don’t act soon. Rep. John Jacob (R-District 93) urged those present at Jack Elstro Plaza for the Life is Precious Rally with Stand for Life to use their sphere of influence to create a relentless – not rude – wave of phone calls and emails to their own state lawmakers, as well as the leaders of Indiana’s House and Senate, and Gov. Eric Holcomb. They should demand no compromise on the abortion issue when the General Assembly gathers for a special session starting July 25, Jacob said. Jacob, who represents portions of Marion and Johnson counties, said Americans have sacrificed more than 65 million lives for convenience in the past 50 years, and said now is the time for Christians, churches and lawmakers to come together to repent and present a united front.

Processes for handling blight vary across Wayne County jurisdictions

About this installment of WWN’s blight series

Editor’s note: The WWN continues to sort out the complexities and possible solutions to dealing with properties that have been vacant and/or blighted to the point of deterioration. This issue’s dive into the topic provides a high-level view of how each government jurisdiction currently addresses blighted properties. Thanks to Hagerstown Town Manager Chris LaMar, Centerville Code Enforcement Gerald Millsaps, Cambridge City Superintendent of Public Works Ken Risch, and Wayne County’s Director of Facilities and Development Steve Higinbotham, for your responses. We hope to receive responses from Richmond and Fountain City soon and will share them on our website, 1.

Cadillac crashes into ball diamond

Pursuit spans 2 counties before ending at park

Instead of hearing a bat crash into a baseball, anyone near the Williamsburg ball diamonds Thursday evening could have heard a Cadillac crash into a dugout. The unexpected arrival that damaged a fence and broke apart the dugout’s concrete blocks leaves volunteers to figure out what to do next to repair the damage. Claude Reynolds, a board member for Williamsburg Youth League, urges residents to stay off the diamond until the damage is repaired and the caution tape is removed because of safety concerns. Reynolds said the youth league’s season is over, so there wasn’t a crowd at the park as there could have been. However, a couple of travel teams practice there and families go there to practice with children, and others go to the creek to fish and swim.