BrightSide is a community driven effort to shine light on the positive stories, places, and people of Wayne County, IN. Come, take a walk on the bright side.

Parallax Systems connects Richmond area with region, nation, and world

Nearly 20 years ago, Richmond, Indiana, embarked on a venture unusual for a town of its size. Richmond Power & Light, a city-owned utility, had an electric grid serving roughly 40,000 citizens in their homes and work places. From the early 1980s, RP&L had been installing fiber optic cable to connect its substations. So forward-thinking […]

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Building relationships: Earlham grad finds community of treasures, opportunity in Wayne County

Eric Nicholson has fallen in love with Wayne County’s architecture, its culture and its affordability. And its opportunity. “I’m getting experience here that I probably could not have gotten somewhere else,” said the 24-year-old Nicholson, who is executive director of Richmond Neighborhood Restoration Inc., a local nonprofit that acquires and rehabilitates historic buildings for resale […]

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A Good Day’s Work for a Good Day’s Pay: A Ride-along Experience with DOT Foods/Transportation

In anticipation of their soon-to-be-launched CDL+Plus program, Ron Oler, Site Director at Ivy Tech Community College – Connersville job shadowed a DOT Foods/Transportation Truck Driver Trainer during a typical early morning shift. The following is an account of his experience.  I had the opportunity to ride along with a DOT Foods/Transportation Driver Trainer for a […]

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