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!

A crash on State Road 32, just east of Willowview Road in Noblesville resulted in the deaths of two Noblesville people last Thursday. Christopher B. Clark, 34, of Noblesville and Linda L. Farrand, 68, of Noblesville were pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car accident around 1:30 p.m. Police say that Clark’s 2007 Cadillac STS was traveling west on State Road 32 and apparently crossed over center and collided head-on with Farrand’s 2015 Kia Sorento.

On October 21, 2020, Noblesville Police Chief John Mann petitioned the Noblesville Police Merit Commission to consider a merit promotion within the police department. Chief Mann requested that Sergeant Matthew (Matt) McGovern be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The Police Merit Commission approved the request and McGovern was officially sworn-in at his new rank during an internal ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Join the Shops at Carmel City Center on Saturday, November 7th from 1-5 p.m. for a Holiday Preview Shopping Event! Visitors can kick-start their holiday shopping with the locally owned merchants at Carmel City Center while enjoying special sales and promotions and sipping on wine and peppermint white Russians at five of the participating Shops.

Chris Bradley (second from right) history teacher at University High School in Carmel, was named Horseshoe Prairie Chapter, NSDAR, 2020 Outstanding Teacher of American History. Bradley was honored with a desk award, a flag flown in his honor over the U. S. Capitol Building, and an Indiana State Tulip tree planted on the grounds of University High School.

Meyer Najem Construction raised over $35,000, benefitting The Village of Merici. The donation was raised through their annual ‘Swing Into Giving’ golf outing. Photo: from left to right – Barb Cecil (Board Member) Angie Cain (resident) Mike Feeney (Development Director) Colleen Renie (Executive Director) and Kristy Hayes (Director of Services). The golf outing took place on October 16.

In Hamilton County in 2018, the State filed 989 cases involving impaired driving. Of these, 170 drivers had prior convictions for operating while intoxicated within the last five years.
To combat this crime, the Hamilton County Traffic Safety Partnership will be setting up sobriety checkpoints around Hamilton County to aggressively deter, detect, and arrest those drivers who make the decision to drive impaired. Sobriety checkpoints have proven successful in both raising awareness of impaired driving and reducing the likelihood of a person driving after they have been drinking.
A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on the night of Friday, October 30, 2020.

$8 million
Noblesville Schools recently cut the ribbon on their completed solar initiative, which is expected to generate nearly $8 million in energy savings over the next 30 years. Photo: (L-R) school board member Brad Howell, board member Dr. Joe Forgey, superintendent Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, associate superintendent Dr. Dave Mundy, board president Carl Johnson, supervisor building and grounds Roy Wallace.

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

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

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

How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.

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

How many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic.