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The Dayton Art Institute… Art Changes Lives, Through the lens of Heather Douglas
It was my first visit to an art museum and I felt it important to share my photos and my experience. As I walked through the art institute I found myself surrounded by some of the most beautiful pieces of art I have ever seen. I was amazed at the age of some of the pieces and the meaning behind the works of art. A wide variety of... Be sure to view the slide show at the bottom of the page... read more 
Pyschology Today... Home for the Holidays, Family Dinners: Just Holiday Time or All the Time?
Published on November 21, 2011 by Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. in The Power of Imagination
With the holidays upon us, there’s likely going to be a lot of family gatherings - meals included. It brings up the question of how essential these rituals are to you - not just holiday time, but all the time. Family dinners can be a loving predictable routine that make kids feel safe and cherished.... read more 
Ladies Auxiliary VFW... Christmas Tree decoration at Garst Museum
Tree decorated in military motif -The Greenville Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7262 recently completed decoration of the Christmas tree in the Military wing of Garst Museum. The tree will remain on display through Christmas. Phyllis Miller, Poppy Chairlady, puts a poppy on the tree.  The tree is decorated in a red, white and blue motif – with a tree topper featuring a U. S. flag surrounded by flags... read more 
Kansas City Star... ‘I’m thankful that Daddy’s home!’ By Lee Hill Kavanaugh
For military families, a less complicated holiday - Army Sgt. Jaime Garcia, who at 6-foot-6 towers over his wife, Stephanie, and 3-year-old daughter, Jasmine, is back home at Fort Riley, Kan., after nearly a year in Iraq. Garcia said one of the many things he missed was the day-to-day moments with his family. He watches from the doorway as the post school bus roars away. It’s time for their newest family ritual... read more 
You’ve proved our point! By Bob Robinson
County News Online is now accepting one-time donations starting at $50 a year; anonymous donations in any amount! You’ve proved our point… offer a good product or service and people will come. We at the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund and County News Online believed we could do that; we offered it and you came. To the tune of monthly traffic approaching 60,000 page views. As we have... read more 
The National WWII Museum Blog... Thanksgiving in Italy, 1944
“This is a lot of history about WWII!” This site was sent by a County News Online reader. Check it out. William Caddell served with the 5th Army Headquarters in North Africa through Italy, eventually becoming General Mark Clark’s Military Police motorcycle driver. His scrapbook of Signal Corps photographs documents the Fifth Army from the Fall of Rome through the end of the war... read more 
Psychology Today... The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes, by Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D.
November 23, 2011 - Gratitude is an integral part of a spiritual practice - “For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson - Experiencing and expressing gratitude is an important part of any spiritual practice.  It opens the heart and activates positive emotion centers... read more 
Senior Scribes enjoy discussions, friendship... and writing! By Bob Robinson
Scribes to wrap up 2011 with Christmas Party at Bistro Off Broadway - The Darke County Senior Scribes share three common denominators... writing, a leaning toward youth and community service, and a desire to enjoy each others company. This year has been one of new endeavors and a continuation of the old. The Scribes have a regular featured page in The... read more 
Eagles Serves Thanksgiving Dinner to Members
An annual tradition at Greenville Eagles 2177 is Thanksgiving Dinner for its members and their immediate family. Turkey and ham with all the trimmings are provided every Thanksgiving as a way of saying thanks to members for their support throughout the year. More than 100 dinners are typically served every year. Coming events include a steak fry and dancing to the Silver Mountain... read more 
GNB sponors DCCA Holiday Program
Greenville National Bank has recently made a donation to Darke County Center for the Arts.  The donated funds will sponsor the third performance in DCCA’s Artists Series 2011-2012 season, Robin Spielberg’s American Tapestry, a Holiday program. “Greenville National Bank has been a generous supporter of the Arts in Darke County for many years; DCCA is grateful for their sponsorship which... read more 
Edison… MITSE: Anna Student takes first; Versailles’ Heitkamp places fifth
Photos by Bob Robinson - “Someday I want to be a teacher so that I can open doors for the next generation.  Who knows – maybe the next great scientist or mathematician or engineer will be a girl in my class.  Maybe I can help her develop the confidence she needs to make sure no hurdles stand in her way.” A winner of the Mitse essay contest wrote about her future as a teacher in one... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters... Holiday Sale extravaganza!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County recently kicked off the holiday season with the launch of our Holiday Extravaganza.  The local agency has partnered with some fun vendors to make holiday shopping a little easier for busy folks.  Now through November 30, 2011, Community members can shop for items from Nelly Packs/Nelly Cuddles (microwavable body warmers... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters... BBBS Announces Newest Volunteers
Alyssa Miller, of Greenville, enjoys movies, sewing, baking, church activities, and ministry work.  She has been active in the church as a babysitter, Sunday school teacher, and vacation bible school teacher.  Twice she has worked two months at an orphanage in Guatemala.  Alyssa loves children and wants to be a Big Sister volunteer mentor to help make a difference in the life of a child with one-on-one interaction and building a long-lasting relationship.  Her goal is to share the guidance... read more 
Shopping Online can help People in our Community
Support State of the Heart Hospice through - If you’re planning to do some holiday shopping online this year, make sure you check out first. works with more than 3,000 top online retailers, including Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Target, Best Buy, Apple, Macy’s, and Expedia to name a few. The shopping experience and prices are the same as going to the retailer directly, but each time you shop at one of these stores via GoodShop, a... read more 
Thanksgiving Stories... The Fun, the Inspirational, the Horror
Editor’s Note: Below are some selected stories from an Internet search about Thanksgiving stories. The first - the Fun and Inspirational - comes from Thanksgiving November. The latter - the Horror - comes from ABC News Blog. The Fun, the Inspirational - Selected from Thanksgiving November - Thanksgiving Holiday - Thanksgiving is a special holiday when we give... read more 
Cancer Association Thanks Cara Siefring Memorial Campout
The Cara Siefring Memorial Campout recently donated generously to the Cancer Association of Darke County in memory of Paul Staugler and Cara Siefring.  The Cara Siefring Memorial Campout was held on September 15-17 2011. This event lasted 3 days and featured Cosmic Bingo, Chili Dinner, 5K fun run, Chicken Dinners, a live band and many other fun activities. This campout started.... read more 
Greenville High School... Seniors Visit Sinclair Community College
(Greenville) Thirty-six Greenville High School seniors recently visited Sinclair Community College in Dayton and the college’s branch campus in Englewood. The trip was sponsored by Sinclair Community College. “This was the first time on a college campus for several of the high school seniors,” said Becky Curtis, GHS guidance... read more 
Greenville and Darke County... A lifestyle to be treasured and supported, By Bob Robinson
The holidays. A time for celebration. A time for giving thanks. A time for family and friends. A time for the happy, smiling faces of children… and, of course, a time to be generous. If you have money to spend, especially in today’s economy, local businesses of course are asking you to spend it locally. Your support of the community is paid back in many ways. Jobs. Local services. And holiday events... read more 
BRC Needs Volunteers in Library
You don’t have to know the Dewey Decimal System to “play librarian” for one local retirement community! Brethren Retirement Community needs volunteers to assist residents with checking books, magazines and other materials in and out from the organization’s on-site library. Volunteers will also return items to shelves as needed. This opportunity is available to volunteers who are at least 18 years old every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or ... read more 
Area Girls Enjoy Edison's “We Are IT!” Day
“I learned about how encrypting text on your computer can be good for a business,” said Kiara Davidson, a sophomore at Greenville High School, who attended the recent Edison Community College session on cryptography. “It’s been really fun getting to walk around a college campus, too.” Davidson was one of more than 200 young women and their teachers from Miami, Darke and Shelby... read more 
Giddy Up... By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Greenville Horse Parade - Saturday night continued Greenville’s festive festivities as the annual Lighted Holiday Horse Parade commenced. Citizens flocked to find a parking spot, and pushed through crowds to find the perfect viewing spot before the parade finally rolled, or shall it be said clip-clopped, down the street. Crowds were treated to Christmas music as the band marched by, signaling... read more 
ERM makes donation to Red Cross
The ERM (Emergency Response Ministry) Team of NextStep Ministries, an outreach of EUM Church of Greenville recently donated 60 personal hygiene packets to the Darke County Red Cross for distribution during emergency situations in our community.  Pictured above from l-r are: Wanda Smith, Lauren Smith, Rita McManis (Darke Co. Red Cross) and Marie Walker.  Donations of basic personal... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters... Match of the Month: Lindsey & Willow
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County announce Big Sister Lindsey Jung of Anna, and Little Sister Willow Market, of Jackson Center, have been selected as October Match of the Month.  Willow is the daughter of Randy and Charity Market.  Lindsey and Willow have been matched since September, 2008. Lindsey was a Big Buddy to Willow in the after-school Buddies mentoring program... read more 
ShinyDoor... Advice to Teen Girls: Create a Positive Digital Fooprint, By Angela Siefer
Thu, 2011-11-17 - Photos by Bob Robinson - On November 18, 2011 I was the keynote at We Are IT!, a STEM event for young women held at the Edison Community College in Piqua, OH. Over 200 teenage girls and their teachers attended this event to help girls explore science, technology, engineering and math careers. I was asked to speak on Internet safety. I used Prezi as my presentation... read more 
Volunteer Opportunities... Local Non-Profit Needs Volunteer Help
GREENVILLE – Need experience to add to your resume?  Do you have extra time that you would like to get out and meet people?  We have the volunteer position just for you!  A local non-profit in downtown Greenville is in need of volunteers to help cover their reception desk during the weekdays.  You can volunteer just a few hours in a day or help by giving your time and expertise for more hours in a week. The position consists of answering the phone, directing ... read more 
Darke County Animal Shelter... Pumpkin Looking for a New Home
Hello Everyone! My name is Pumpkin and I am one of the cats waiting for a new home at the Darke County Animal Shelter. Don’t you think I am a handsome guy? And since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I know I would be very thankful for a new home with someone special. I am very affectionate and love to be petted. Please come and visit me at the Darke County Animal Shelter... read more 
DCCA... Edison sponsors Goodnight Moon & Other Childrens Programs
Edison Community College has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts’ Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  Ryan Honeyman and Julie Slattery, of Edison Community College, toured St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville with Bettye Laughlin who serves on the board for Edison Community College and is also a board member and hospitality coordinator for Darke County Center... read more 
Edison Community College… We Are IT: High School girls learn about technology careers
By Bob Robinson - In an effort to get young women more interested in technology and engineering careers, Edison Community College hosted its annual “We Are IT” event Friday for more than 200 high school girls from the Miami Valley. Students from Greenville, Mississinawa Valley and Versailles were among the participants. I was privileged to hold three “Breakout” Sessions dealing with “Go Anywhere.” Options... read more 
GOP Women Host Personal Protection Expert, by Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
GREENVILLE – Darke County Republican Women held their regular monthly meeting recently during which they heard a report from State Representative Jim Buchy (R-77) regarding the recent election and current legislative actions. Lyn Bliss, newly elected Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s  (OFRW) First Vice-president, reported about the OFRW Fall Conference and the organizations... read more 
Christmas Poinsettia Fundraiser Program 2011 Kicks Off!
Poinsettias are a Christmas tradition and were first introduced to the United States in 1825 by Joel Roberts Poinsett. They have been bred over the years to bring you today’s compact well branched plants with new stunning colors. Four color choices are being offered for sale by the Cancer Association of Darke County. Jingle Bells is a wonderful red with large splashes of pink ... read more 
Patel talks on ‘Catapult Your Career & Personal Life – Tips to Use Now!’
Greenville, OH. The Individual Development Program (IDP) Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club hosted the November 10th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Center. Jane Carroll and Rebecca Zeedyk from the IDP Committee planned an enjoyable and educational evening. Danielle Patel was invited to speak before the Club ... read more 
Fort GreeneVille DAR honors Veterans
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR members attended a tribute to WWII veterans at the Garst Museum in Greenville. The tribute was a reenacted tour through the “GI Experience of WWII.” The Chapter also attended the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Greenville, and the Greenville VFW Open House. The Fort GreeneVille DAR participates in a wide variety of events supporting patriotism... read more 
Do these look good or what?
So where can you get a great steak dinner and all the fixin’s for 12 bucks? Greenville Eagles 2177, of course! Oops, almost forgot… that 12 bucks also includes an evening of dancing to terrific bands, such as American Kings and Silver Mountain. Try to find a deal like that anywhere else in town. You’ll find it the first Saturday of every month at Greenville Eagles on Third Street during the... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... Local Children help advertise Children’s Theatre Program - Mrs. Delk’s Kindergarten class at Woodland Primary school created a wonderful moon to be used in Darke County Center for the Arts’ window display at Minuteman Press in downtown Greenville.  The moon is part of DCCA’s advertisement for its upcoming Family Theatre Series production of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. The program will take place at St. Clair Memorial Hall... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County… Assn Thanks FOE in Versailles for Donating
The Fraternal Order of Eagles of Versailles has donated to the Cancer Association of Darke County a second time this year. Their motto is “Eagles are a people helping people.” Throughout the years, the FOE of Versailles has donated to our organization and we are sincerely appreciative. The donation will help us cover the costs of our patient services, which will help out over 180... read more 
GHS Student Council completes Rake-n-Run
The Greenville High School Student Council, along with co-members of the Key Club, completed a “Rake and Run” service project the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-4:00 p.m.  Also, members and co-members of both student organizations did the same service project on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  These students go from house to house to rake their... read more 
The Chronicle of Higher Education By Dan Berrett, November 6, 2011
Good teaching and exposure to students from diverse backgrounds are some of the strongest predictors of whether freshmen return for a second year of college and improve their critical-thinking skills, say two prominent researchers. Patrick T. Terenzini, a professor of higher education at Pennsylvania State University, and Ernest T. Pascarella, a co-director of the Center for... read more 
Ohio Supreme Court... Ohio Teachers Learn In-Depth Lesson on Branches of Government
Nov. 2, 2011 - Ohio teachers learned about the three branches of government Tuesday and today at the Ohio Judicial Center and Ohio Statehouse. The teachers were participating in the annual Ohio Government in Action program sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. The two-day seminar devoted to Ohio’s government and history, which concluded today, was designed for teachers by teachers using the state’s Academic Content Standards for Social Studies as their... read more 
Busy weekend for Key Club members
Key Club Officers, along with a young helper, braved frosty weather and tackled several Greenville homes Saturday morning, raking leaves for the club’s annual Rake ‘n Run. “Rakin’ and runnin’” were Key Club President Claire Sherman, Secretary Pankti Bhavsa, Newsletter Editor Jenilee Braun and Claire’s young cousin Sife Makombe. The following morning at 7 a.m. Key Clubbers took... read more 
Ladies Auxiliary VFW... Local Unit honored by District President
GREENVILLE – The Ladies Auxiliary to Greenville’s VFW Post 7262 (LAVFW) recently was inspected by the District President Jeannette Mitchell. Mitchell, of Dayton, arrived early in order to inspect the secretary’s records,  treasurer’s books, and all records regarding other committees and projects carried out by the Auxiliary. Mitchell attended the meeting and then enjoyed socializing with the... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... Second National sponsors Michael Kaeshammer, other DCCA programs - Second National Bank (SNB) has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) as an Impressario sponsor of the upcoming performance by Michael Kaeshammer.  The rising star from Canada, having been likened to Harry Connick Jr, and Michael Bublé, will perform at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, November 12, 2011.  Tickets for the 8:00 P.M. performance... read more 
Cancer Association Thanks Ansonia American Legion for donation
Ansonia American Legion Post 353 presents donation to Cancer Association of Darke County. The American Legion supports veterans and veterans’ rights.  There are currently 7 posts in Darke County.  The Ansonia post raises most of their monies from their Bingo license with tickets being sold daily.  A portion of their proceeds must go to charities and they prefer to give those monies to local... read more 
One Hundred Years of COTERIE, by Marianne Clark, Senior Scribe
On October 19 of this year a very special meeting was held in the loft room of Montage. Ten ladies, all residing in the Greenville area, met to renew past relationships and to celebrate one hundred years of COTERIE. The COTERIE goes back to 1911 when a small group of ladies from the Southwest part of Greenville decided to get together whenever they could just to keep in touch... read more 
Garst Museum Appreciates Volunteers   
On Friday, October 28, 2011, the Garst Museum honored the many volunteers who faithfully give of their time so visitors will have an enjoyable and educational visit to the museum.  Executive director, Dr. Clay Johnson stated, “Volunteers are what make the museum run. It would not be possible to offer all that we do without their assistance.” The Garst Museum staff hosted a luncheon for all volunteers. Three volunteers... read more 
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR promotes National Family Literacy Day
The Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR held a storytime at the Greenville Public Library. Stories were read from the Elephant and Piggie Book series. Each child was given an animal character beanie hat, gift bag, and snacks. Besides DAR members reading to the children, the children participated reading along out loud and dancing. Also in honor of National Family Literacy Day, Greenville Mayor Bowers... read more 
Fall Fertilizer Applications, Justin S Petrosino, OSU Extension, Darke County
As many of Darke County’s fields are harvested, farmers are now thinking about fall fertilization for next year’s crop. Fall is an excellent time for some fertilizer applications but how the fertilizer is applied can make a huge difference in your pocket book and your environmental footprint. Before we discuss fertilizer placement, fertilizer source, and rates, I will say that all fertilizer applications should be based on a... read more 
Greenville Eagles 2177… Eagles event a fun-filled ghoulish one
You’ve seen the kids on Beggars Night, the kids trick or treating Sunday, and the local teens trick or treating for FISH… adults have their own way of celebrating the Halloween tradition… Dave and Janet Webb moved their annual Halloween dance and costume contest to the Greenville Eagles recently and it was a “ghoulish” success. Over 100 people showed up throughout the evening... read more 
Beagle Welcomes Troy Christian Students to Ohio Statehouse
COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) earlier today hosted students from the Troy Christian School at the Ohio Statehouse.  Beagle addressed the group in the Statehouse Rotunda and explained various aspects of the Ohio Legislature. Following their time with Senator Beagle, the young visitors were read a story by First Lady Karen Kasich and received a tour of... read more 
A Museum in a Suitcase.
Garst Museum is now offering a traveling program featuring “A Museum in a Suitcase.” Garst Museum’s new program is available at no cost for local adult groups who are interested in learning about items of yesteryear. Museum docents will bring a suitcase of items to your facility for a forty-five to sixty minute program. The “Museum in a Suitcase” program includes a unique opportunity to handle the artifacts and reminisce about times gone by. read more 
GHS Key Club, Student Council Service - High School groups help FISH serve community
The Greenville High School Key Club and Student Council joined forces on the afternoon of Oct. 30th to “Trick or Treat” for fish. About 25 young people gathered at the high school and mapped out their territories. At 2 p.m. they broke into groups ranging from three to five students, and headed to their planned sections of Greenville. read more 
Dance, Dance, Revolution, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Greenville Senior High School’s gymnasium turned into a dance floor late Saturday night. The annual Homecoming dance was lively as usual, perhaps livelier thanks to the win that the Greenwave took on Friday’s Homecoming game. The theme centered around the main fairy tale that had circled about the schools- Wonderland. Upon walking into the gymnasium late Saturday night, it was as if you… read more 
Ghouls & Goblins spread out through Greenville, By Bob Robinson
Thursday night’s invasion on South Broadway spread through town on Sunday to various neighborhoods in Greenville where ghosts, princesses, goblins, skeletons and other fantasies (or nightmare visions?) ask for treats with the promise of a trick or two if they have to leave empty-handed. Ages ranged from about six months to a lot older than one would expect for a Halloween on a Sunday afternoon… read more 
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