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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 
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 
Boomtown III focuses on Renewable Fuels & Green Industries, From Diane Delaplane
Participants in the twin cities of Union City Ohio and Union City Indiana’s third annual Boomtown event learned about alternative renewable fuels for vehicles and sharing solutions for high energy costs and energy conservation in home and office environments. Boomtown III was recently held at the Union City Community School, Union City, Ind. This year’s Boomtown was presented by Union City… read more 
The Darke County Animal Shelter... Pets of the week
We have Chopper at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 7-month-old Boxer/Lab mix. He is brown with short hair. He is a nice dog and will grow to around 50 pounds. He is ready for adoption and looking for a new home. We have Papi at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-month-old Jack Russell/Fox terrier mix. He is mostly white with a little brown and black. He is a sweet little guy and very happy… read more 
Greenville High School... GHS clubs aid in fundraiser to fight MPS
Greenville High School Student Council and Key Club Members helped work Timmy’s Toss and Corn Hole Tournament on the 15th of October.  The students helped with set up, sold tickets for and helped man the carnival games, and kept score for the corn hole tournament.  The White family was very appreciative and grateful for the help from all of the students. The event was held for Timmy White… read more 
Ghouls & Goblins invade South Broadway
Ghouls, Ghosts, Goblins, Draculas, Clowns, Sponge Bob Squarepants, Princesses… just about every fantasy (or real) creature you can think of, invaded South Broadway Thursday evening Greenville’s the annual Beggars Night. They came for the festivities. They came for the parade… and they came for the treats being offered by dozens of businesses from Martin Street to the Circle. The… read more 
Royalty of Greenville High School, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Chief Greenwave Andrew Cech; Homecoming Queen Nicole Raffel - Greenville High School has found its own set of royalty for yet another year. The Homecoming Court had been decided weeks ago, but only this past week was the Chief Greenwave and Homecoming Queen announced. Candidates included Andrew Cech, Caleb Beasecker, Jonathan Edwards, Jacob Burk, Samuel… read more 
It Is a Good Time to Reassess Standing Corn, By Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension
As you might have heard on the Tiger radio station last week, I will no longer be working for Extension as of November 4, 2011. I was hoping to announce it in a more personal manner than a radio broadcast of a news report but they beat me to it! I have enjoyed my time with Extension and have enjoyed Darke County enough to continue to call it home. I will be taking a position with Stewart Seed as the Sales… read more 
DCCA... Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe supports Arts in Education
Darke County Center for the Arts thanks Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe for contributing funds in support of its Arts In Education (AIE) program.  DCCA, in conjunction with school administrative staff, annually takes performing artists to every grade of all Greenville City and Darke County public schools. Lyle Cogen visited nine elementary schools September 12-16… read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... DCCAdent Evening a Success!
A highlight of the fall DCCA Season was the DCCAdent Evening at the Greenville Golf Course on Friday, October 7th.  Proceeds of over $3400.00, went to the Darke County Center for the Arts. Music sponsors for the evening were Second National Bank, Family Health and Financial Achievement Services. Other sponsors of the evening were: Beltone Hearing & Audiology Service, Marchal & Marchal… read more 
Photo Club Welcomes Roy Baker to Meeting
On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, the Darke County Photography Club held a monthly meeting at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  Roy Baker of Troy, Ohio, was on hand to critique the members’ photos that best represented the theme “Trees” as well as an “Open” category.  We would like to thank Mr. Baker for his many positive comments on the members’ photos as well as for sharing his 70 year old… read more 
Darke County Animal Shelter... Pets of the week
We have Panda and Pepper at the Darke County Animal Shelter. They are 8-week-old Border Collie mixes. Panda is a boy and Pepper is a girl. They are sweet little guys and love to play. They should grow to around 50 pounds. They will make wonderful companions and are ready for adoption. They are also current on their shots. We have Bear at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-year-old Saint… read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters... HS Mentors Make Big Impact in the Lives of Local Children
October 21, 2011 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is excited to announce that another great year of the Big Buddies program is up and running.  This is the twelfth year the program has been in place.  The Buddies program is an eight-month commitment where high school sophomores, juniors and seniors agree to work with and mentor elementary aged children… read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter... 2012 “Pets Calendars” Now Available
The 2012 “Pets Calendars” are in and ready to be picked up. They will make wonderful gifts and all proceeds go toward helping the animals at the shelter. The monthly pictures (as well as the small pictures) are made up from local pets and the calender also shows holidays, the dates of our meetings (new members are welcome to join us at these days) and much much more. Get… read more 
Greenville Sixth-Graders tour WSU Main Campus
When the Wright State University tour guide asked how many students were interested in engineering, a few sixth-graders raised their hands. She then showed them the building where engineering students attend classes. The students’ eyes widened when she told them about the robots that the students program in the building. Other Greenville students were interested in the nursing building and… read more 
Wave homecoming a special one, By George Starks
There are only three homecoming games I really look forward to every year. Tri-Village’s, because that’s my alma mater, Franklin Monroe’s because it’s a class act. It’s actually one that everyone should see. The third one is Greenville. Yes, I said Greenville. Every year a tradition that’s been happening for 33 years is the big reason. The Wave band and the alumni join forces to do the annual Script Ohio… read more 
CHIP assistance offered at CAP
Community Action Partnership (CAP) has received funding from the Darke County Commissioners Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) for rental and utility assistance in Darke County for those that are in threat of eviction. A three-day eviction notice with complete wording of why the person is being evicted or is homeless and receiving monthly income, a copy of your lease, 13 weeks of income, and Social Security cards are necessary to complete an application… read more 
Rain Couldn’t Dampen Spirits, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Photos by Mary Elliott - Despite the rain, the cold temperatures, and the blustery, cold air, a multitude of people gathered around Broadway and further streets to witness the annual Homecoming Parade. This just proved a fact that didn’t need proven - Greenville does have spirit! The parade started off with the ever-popular marching band blaring out the tune of “Onward Greenville!” It started… read more 
Onward Greenville! By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
The Homecoming spirit has latched itself onto the halls of Greenville Senior High School. The spirit began with hallway decoration. Each class tried their best to outdo the other with their respective decorations, all prevalant around the theme - Welcome to Wonderland. The week continued with dress-up days including class color day and green and white day. Thursday night hosted the Homecoming parade, which… read more 
Hospital to sponsor Family Theatre Series
Wayne Hospital’s recent donation to Darke County Center for the Arts will sponsor the local arts council’s Family Theatre Series.  “DCCA brings professional theatre groups to the children and families in our community thanks in part to the support of Wayne Healthcare; we are grateful that they show their support for the community by making it affordable for children to learn and grow… read more 
Greenville Eagles Donates to the Community
In its October meeting, members of the Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles 2177 voted to donate more than $10,000 of its member-generated community service funds to eight local organizations and individuals in need. An additional $10,000 was set aside as approximately half of the funds required for the Eagles Annual Independence Day Celebration at Shade Road in 2012… read more 
Greenville High School Seniors visit IU-East
(Greenville) Twenty-one Greenville High School seniors recently visited Indiana University – East in Richmond, Ind. The trip was sponsored by IU-East. “During the college visit, the students learned about the admissions process, financial aid, college life, and careers and majors,” said Becky Curtis, GHS guidance counselor and coordinator of the trip. The seniors participating in the trip have expressed an interest… read more 
Can you identify three of these children? By Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
Greenville — Head of Garst Museum’s Genealogy Library Phyllis Crick recently asked to have the picture of an unidentified school published. After the picture was published, the following people contacted Crick with information that has allowed the school and all but three of the students to be identified: Sue Fourman, Marilyn Kuhn, Joan Bergman, Elsie Stenzel and Marvin McCabe… read more
Hearing young voices encourages involvement
Horner takes her message to Drake University in Iowa - Greenville City Schools senior, Elizabeth Horner is taking her message of the importance of reading, writing and good communication, nationwide. Speaking at the recently concluded R3 Conference of NaFFAA, held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa October 7-9 2011, she thanked the organization for continuously accepting to hear young voices… read more
Kids Learning Place... New Beginnings kids visit Downing’s Fruit Farm
The children in the New Beginnings classroom at Kids Learning Place in Greenville visited Downing’s Fruit Farm to learn all about apples. Scott Downing took the children on a walk around the orchard and showed them how apples are picked; each child got to pick their very own apple to munch on as they walked.  The children learned about making cider and how apples are sorted and graded… read more
Greenville Toastmasters Club... Nichols Advances to District Humorous Speech Contest
Betty Nichols, a member of the Greenville Toastmasters Club, will compete on Saturday, November 5 at the District 40 Fall Conference in Fairborn, Ohio. Nichols initially gave her speech entitled Dilemma a year ago during a club meeting.  With encouragement from club members, she continued to polish the speech for the club-level humorous speech contest in September. From there, Nichols captured first place in the… read more
Mural now on display in Rotary Park, By Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
“After the mural was  put up at the other end of Broadway, we had to do something at the North end to keep history for the younger generations.  If Paul [Ackley] would do it, I would get the money.” said Mary Catherine Wilson. “Paul donated his time and I got the money donated -- $1,800. Everyone was grateful to give.” The mural, depicting the original Greenville City Hall… read more
Cancer Association Thanks Rolling 50’s Classics Inc.
Rolling 50’s Classics Inc. Presents Donation to Cancer Association of Darke County - The Rolling 50’s Classics group has come through again for the Cancer Association. Over the past seven years we have received a donation from their group. The Rolling 50’s group is able to donate to our organization because of their Rolling 50’s Annual Cruise In that was held on September 10, 2011.  The… read more
Big Brothers Big Sisters… Great fall weather means first big fish
Big Brother Dave Welker of Sidney and his little Brother, 10 year old Julian Barga, son of Mandie Barga of Sidney, take advantage of the beautiful fall day to do a little fishing.  As it turns out… Julian caught his first fish!  While uncertain of the type of fish, Julian was beaming with excitement never the less. Dave and Julian have been matched through the Big Brothers Big Sister program for almost… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter... Pet of the week
We have Roscoe at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-month-old Shepherd/Lab mix. He is brown and black with short hair. Roscoe was found when he was only 5 weeks old. He is now 3 months old and a very sweet puppy. Roscoe will need some special care. His front legs did not develop properly and is unable to use them when he gets tired. He doesn’t know he has a disability. He… read more
Edison Community College... Edison Nursing Program Granted 8-Year Accreditation
Edison Community College’s Nursing Program, in its 31st year, has earned the highest level of accreditation a program can receive from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). “We’ve been awarded an accreditation for the next eight years, the highest we can attain,” said Gwen Stevenson, Dean of Public Health and Service for Edison… read more
Feed Darke County… Food Drive Goal: 60,000 lbs of food for FISH
Left to right are Darke County Commissioners: Mike Rhodes, Diane Delaplaine & Mike Stegall showing their support for the annual ‘Feed Darke County’ food drive.  The goal this year is to raise 60,000 lbs of food to help our local Fish Choice Pantry provide emergency food for Darke County residents.  Donations can be dropped off at 501 Gray Ave, Greenville… read more
Encounter Marketing Announces Watson as New Partner
VERSAILLES, OH – October 10, 2011 – Encounter Marketing is pleased to announce Candace Watson of Bellefontaine, Ohio has joined as new partner, effective October 1. Watson will bring over 20 years of marketing, sales and business planning experience to the small town agency. “Candace brings the expertise and dedication to the small town marketplace and clientele we were hoping to find in a new partner. I’m looking forward to working with her,” said Matt Heffner, Co-Founder and… read more
Fall Pasture Management, By Justin Petrosino, OSU Extension, Darke County
As we transition into fall and look ahead to winter most of us who are in agriculture are concentrating on harvesting corn and beans and planting wheat. With that flurry of activity it is easy to forget about fall and winter management concerns for pastures. During July and August many of us were concerned about the severe lack of rainfall and coinciding lack of forage growth, especially with our cool season grasses… read more
Tourism Grants Available to Local Events & Festivals
GREENVILLE, Ohio (October 10, 2011) – Funds are available to non-profit organizations sponsoring special events in Darke County through the Darke County Visitors Bureau in 2012. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with primary consideration given to applications, which: (1) attract overnight visitors; (2) attract visitors from more than 50 miles outside of Darke County and (3) feature new or expanded events or programs… read more
American Red Cross Fire Safety Tips, Install Smoke Alarms and Create a Fire Escape Plan
Darke County, OH October 10th, 2011 - Every 82 seconds a home fire breaks out, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Fires can cause irreparable damage to homes and businesses displacing families and employees. Last year, the American Red Cross responded to 63,000 home fires across the country and provided comfort and basic necessities to those affected. Five teams of Darke County disaster volunteers stand ready and trained to respond to family fires here in our area… read more
Big Brothers Big Sisters... BBBS Match of the Month - September 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County announce Big Brother Jared Glaspell, of Columbus, and Little Brother Caleb Bray, of Sidney, have been selected as September Match of the Month.  Caleb is the son of Angela Bray.  Jared and Caleb have been matched since August 29, 2005. Jared enjoys being a Big Brother and realizes the impact of sharing his time, knowledge, and life… read more
Darke County Animal Shelter... Pet of the Week
We have Bart at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-month-old Jack Russell mix. He is white and brown with short hair. He is a sweat little guy and loves to play. He will make wonderful companion for the right person. This dog would love to sit and watch TV with you and also go for long walks. He is current on his shots and is ready for adoption. We also have 2 Jack Russell’s, a Rottweiler… read more
Edison Honored as Military Friendly School
Edison Community College is proud to have been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School, ranking in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. In addition to receiving a plaque commemorating the distinction, Edison will also be listed in the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and a listing online at The selection was made from a recent survey and research compiled from more than 8,000 schools in the U.S… read more
Dave’s Diggity Dog Festival... Greenville’s 2nd Year Dog Festival is Another Success!
Despite the chilly temperatures on Saturday there were 100’s of doggies & their owners that came out to support the second annual Dave’s Diggity Dog Festival on the Garst Museum lawn!  They kicked off the morning with an opening speech by Mayor Bowers and the singing of the National Anthem by Brooke Netzley of Greenville High School. The dogs and their owners headed off… read more
Dozens form a ‘Life Chain’ protest
Stretching east from the Circle in Downtown Greenville, on the north side of East Main almost as far as the eye could see, were dozens of protestors Sunday afternoon. Their message? Abortion kills children. “We’re from St. Mary’s,” said one protestor, who added there was at least one other church involved in the protest that day. “We do this every year.” Three signs were prevalent… Stop Abortion Now… read more
Cold Temperatures Will Bring Unexpected Home Visitors, Justin Petrosino
Saturday night temperatures dipped as close to freezing as they have since winter gave way to spring. When the mercury in the outdoor thermometer starts to head south, all of the creepy crawly arthropods that overwinter as adults look for someplace warm to spend the winter. Unfortunately that typically means a home invasion. Thankfully in Darke County we don’t have millions of crazy hairy ants invading as they… read more
Ranger Clark fires up mill during Fall Open House, By Bob Robinson
Holding a single shot musket in one hand and some lead “balls” in the other, Ranger Clark told the tour group that in order to re-load more quickly, people used to put the extra balls in their mouths… “Sometimes they’d swallow them,” he said. Then, in a day or two, they’d relieve themselves naturally of the lead… hence the phrase “get the lead out.” “That will be on the quiz,” Clark… read more
Hot Diggity Dog, By Naiesha Thobe, Photos by Violet Berry, Teen Scribes
Dave’s Diggity Dog Fest took place Saturday on the grounds of Garst Musuem. Even the chilling temperatures couldn’t keep a crowd of over a hundred people away from the festivities that had gone to the dogs. Visitors could bring their dogs and get them registered, the first 100 people recieving free doggy bags. There were flyball contests, weiner dog races, dog games, dog agility… read more
GHS Hosts Leadership Conference for local schools
The Greenville High School hosted a Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20th, held at Greenville Grace Brethren.  Schools in Darke County and surrounding areas were invited to attend and bring up to eight student leaders.  In attendance were representatives from Bradford, Celina, Greenville, St. Henry, Tipp City, and Tri-Village along with their advisor and/or administrator.  Welcoming… read more
Local DAR members volunteer at Prairie Days
Fort GreeneVille Chapter members volunteered at Shawnee Prairie Preserve’s Prairie Days held September 24 and 25. The Prairie Days brought an entire community from 1780-1810 to life. DAR members shown making tin lanterns are Chris Nehring, Taylor Nehring… read more
Commissioners Corner... Still waiting on Local Government Dollars
The month of September is upon us and with that comes the start of school, and on the 23rd, the start of the fall season.  Several of our community’s are having their fall festivals.  With the arrival of fall, that means that winter cannot be far off.  Hopefully, this winter will be much better than the last two we have had with less snow and ice. Things have slowed in the… read more

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