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By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!

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The Great Dine Out restaurant promotion returns Jan. 3 – 31 in partnership with Hamilton County Tourism and locally owned restaurants.

Starting Jan. 3, more than 40 participating Hamilton County restaurants will offer deals and discounts for both dine-in and carryout meals. These specials range from free appetizers to $5 off your meal.

The winter community campaign encourages residents to support local restaurants during the slower winter months.

230

Cicero Fire Department was dispatched to 230 East Buckeye St. at 1:36 pm. this afternoon on a garage fire. The property involved in the fire is owned by Greg Scott who was home at the time of the fire. First arriving fire crews found the garage fully engulfed by flames. Due to an aggressive attack, fire crews kept the fire from spreading to Mr. Scott’s house and two other homes that were near the garage. There are no injuries to report as a result of this fire.

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Tipton/Hamilton County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the two winner’s Jordan Stafford of Kempton and Aaron Sheller of Noblesville were elected to represent their local administrative areas (LAA) during the recent county committee election.

12/18

Dec.18, National Twins Day, is a big deal in the Heirbrandt household. In addition to Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt being an identical twin, he has twins of his own, and his twin brother has triplets.

“It’s so fun to get all of us together! People are always so surprised to hear that our family has two sets of twins, and a set of triplets… all that happened naturally,” said Commissioner Heirbrandt.

61,252

Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Hamilton County, according to the State Health Department.

517

How many people in Hamilton County who have lost their lives to the pandemic.

1,299,480

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.

18,644

How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

57,190,371

According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.

827,879

How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic.