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>CNS News... Obama Advocates Student Loan Plan at U. Offering Class on ‘Disney’s Women and Girls’ By Fred Lucas - April 26, 2012 - ( – President Obama this week advocated his plans for federally subsidized student loans and his desire to keep college costs down at the University of Colorado, a school whose Women and Gender Studies program includes a course on “Disney’s Women and Girls,” and where the full cost for an on-campus in-state student this year was $26,877. Speaking Tuesday at the Boulder, Colo. campus, one of three college campuses he visited over two... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Early Sunday Morning Fatal Accident in Arcanum
Early Sunday morning April 29, Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 0617 hrs, about a single car accident on Grubbs Rex Rd.  Along with Darke County Sheriff Office, Arcanum Rescue and Pitsburg Fire Dept. were dispatched to the scene in the 8400 Block of Grubbs Rex Rd. Upon arrival Darke County Coroner’s Office Investigator was dispatched to the scene reference a single car accident. Investigation... read more. Green Energy Girds For Dark Times As Subsidies Expire, By Tom Gray
04/27/2012 - A red light is flashing for the green energy business. After a three-year boom, the outlook for wind, solar and other renewable energy companies has turned sharply negative. The tax credits, grants, loans and other subsidies that sparked the growth of these technologies are shrinking fast. It has been called a “subsidy cliff.” The question now is who will fall and who will fly. Green power skeptics say most businesses in this sector are not ready to face the market on their own. “They’re... read more.
Darke County Drug Task Force... “Drug Take Back” Deemed another Success
80 Lbs. of prescription pills turned in for Drug Task Force, Solid Waste and Darke County Family Health joint program. On April 28, 2012 the Darke County Drug Task Force, Darke County Solid Waste, and Darke County Family Health participated in the DEA Drug Take Back Initiative.  This is a time where citizens can take their expired or unwanted medications and turn them in to be properly disposed... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Ohio Gov. John Kasich clashes again with House Republicans over budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich is headed for another showdown with his fellow Republicans in the Ohio House over how the state should spend its money. Kasich, who came into office vowing to curb the influence of special interests on the state budget, blasted House Republicans Wednesday for passing a version of his mid-budget review that includes $30 million in new funding for nursing homes. The GOP lawmakers also added a provision to the mid-budget review, or MBR... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer... Kasich official takes jobs training effort to region, by Alexander Coolidge
Gov. John Kasich’s top jobs training official met Tuesday with local business and education leaders to enlist their support for his office’s effort to more efficiently address the lack of worker skills that mean 80,000 positions are going unfilled in Ohio. Richard Frederick, executive director of the Office of Workforce Transformation, was here to launch his department’s plan that will establish up to 15 districts statewide so local leaders can tell the state what training is needed. That input will be used... read more.
Dayton Daily News... New driver’s licenses will take more time, proof, By Mark Gokavi
New state IDs in 2013 are part of controversial 2005 Real ID Act. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - New Ohio driver’s licenses and identification cards debuting in January 2013 likely will cost more, require additional documentation and take longer to get. Federal and state officials have no current cost estimates to implement the programs in Ohio or nationally, but a 2008 Department of Homeland Security document detailed an 11-year national rollout cost at $9.9 billion under mandates that since... read more.
Ohio’s education leaders want to overhaul 12th grade so students are ready for college, training
Cleveland Plain Dealer... CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio’s top education leaders want to “reinvent” the senior year of high school so that instead of cruising through their final year, students get involved in technical training, apprenticeships or college classes. “We want to have no distinction between the senior year of high school and the first year of college,” said Stan Heffner, superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education, at a meeting this week of the Ohio Board of Regents, which oversees... read more.
Village Council again approves backing of County’s Economic Development Initiative
Ansonia Partners for Progress... April 23, 2012 - ANSONIA- The Village of Ansonia has committed again in 2012 to being an investor in Darke County’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, designed to foster a collaborative county-wide economic development effort. In 2011, Ansonia became the fourth individual county community to join the effort and is one of 62 contributors overall. “The collaboration that this initiative has fostered... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court...Ohio Middle Schools Participate in Mock Trial Showcase
April 20, 2012 - More than 300 Ohio middle school students from 30 schools competed in the 10th Annual Middle School Mock Trial State Showcase at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center on April 19-20. The mock trial is hosted by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education (OCLRE). Tim Kalgreen, with OCLRE, said the students are participating in the newly written case State of Ohio v Frankie Hunter, based on.... read more.
WHIO-TV Video... Old grain elevator demolished in Osgood
OSGOOD, Ohio — A demolition crew from Springfield, Ohio spent the day on Monday in the village of Osgood in Darke County demolishing an old grain elevator. The elevator is located at the intersection of State Routes 705 and 716, which is South North Street and East Main Street. The grain elevator is owned by Trupointe Cooperative, Inc. and the demolition attracted many spectators, including some who worked at the old elevator.... read more.
CNS News... 13th Quarter Jinx for Obama? By Susan Jones
April 23, 2012 - ( - A new Gallup Poll says President Barack Obama’s job approval rating stands at 45.9% for his 13th quarter in office. That’s up a bit from last summer and fall -- but it remains below the averages of presidents who went on to win election. Gallup noted that all presidents re-elected since Eisenhower have had average approval ratings above 50% during their 13th quarters in office. “Obama remains short of the historical comfort zone -- above 50% approval -- that... read more.
Attorney General DeWine... DeWine Files Complaint Against BP
April 19, 2012 - Cleveland – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit today in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of four of the state’s pension systems – the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS) and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) - against BP and... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Insurers file protest after shut out from Ohio Medicaid, by Carrie Ghose
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Five of the six private health plans that did not win new statewide contracts with Ohio Medicaid filed formal protests by Monday’s deadline. A common theme in the protest letters is that the state’s scoring methods did not meet objectives in bidding documents that the overhaul of the Medicaid program should improve the coordination of care for 1.7 million recipients and improve... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - So goes the housing market, so goes the nation, or at least that’s the way many feel as the U.S. economy continues to stumble along. For the first time, fewer than half (49%) of U.S. homeowners believe their home is worth more than when they bought it. That’s down 13 points from 62% last October and down a staggering 31 points from 80% who believed that to be true in June 2008. No wonder just 52% of Americans believe buying a home is the best investment a... read more.
Chevrolet, GMC Announce Bi-Fuel Pickup Pricing
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra bi-fuel pickups available for order April 19 - DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC extended cab heavy-duty pickup trucks with a bi-fuel option will sell for $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price.  Fleet and retail customers can place orders for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD beginning Thursday (April 19). The pickups, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline, have a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that seamlessly... read more.
Mail Magazine 24... GSA Scandal - some information in chronological order, by
April 03, 2012 - GSA Heads Roll over Lavish Spending Scandal - The head of the General Services Administration has resigned over charges that the agency engaged in wasteful spending. According to a federal report, the GSA went “over-the-top” with an $820,000 training session at a resort near Las Vegas. They spent $136,000 on a pre-conference planning trip, and the actual conference featured a $95-per-person dinner, a mind reader, bicycle giveaways, and lavish after-hour receptions... read more.
Dayton Daily News... Ohio voters may face most issues in history
COLUMBUS — This November could set a record for citizen-driven ballot initiatives in Ohio as issues regarding marijuana, voting rights, abortion and dog auctions could be headed to the statewide ballot. State officials have approved petition language for seven initiatives vying for a spot on the November 2012 ballot and one in 2013 to join a referendum on the elections reform law House Bill 194 and a call to revise or amend the Ohio constitution. Voters weighed in on 15 ballot issues in 1976, but... read more.
Attorny General DeWine... ‘Buy-Here-Pay-Here’ Used Car Dealers Sued
Consumer Warning Issued - (RAVENNA, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced lawsuits against Keep It Moving Auto of Cleveland and Auto Finance/Auto Finance South of Columbus. The lawsuits charge the dealerships and their owners with multiple violations of Ohio’s consumer laws. “In both of these cases, we found blatant violations of consumer financing laws,” Attorney General DeWine... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Attempted Murder warrant issued on stabbing suspect
WHIO-TV story and videos - The Greenville Police Dept. needs the public's help in apprehending an armed and dangerous fugitive, Jamel K. Gray, thought to be hiding in Greenville area. Gray is wanted in a Greenville attempted homicide case. A reward is being offered by the Crimestoppers’ Most Wanted program. Call 937-547-1661 if you have any information of his whereabouts... you do not have to give... read more.
Toledo Blade... First Solar to be cut from Nasdaq 100 list
Solar panel maker First Solar Inc., whose shares already are trading at their lowest price in the company’s six-year history, soon will suffer another indignity — the company is being booted from the Nasdaq 100 Index. Wayne Lee, a spokesman for Nasdaq OMX Global Index Group, said First Solar’s removal from the Nasdaq 100, an index of 100 of the largest nonfinancial companies listed on the stock exchange, will occur Monday. Nasdaq made the announcement Friday after the market’s close... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Ohio community banks raise small business lending, by Laura Englehart
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Ohio community banks have increased small-business lending by $31.6 million, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Since receiving Small Business Lending Fund dollars through the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, community banks have provided more loans of $10 million or less to businesses with $50 million or less in revenue that fall within... read more. Obama Wanted Higher Gasoline Prices?
Posted on March 23, 2012 - Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have repeatedly lifted several quotes out of context to allege that President Barack Obama and his administration actually wanted to drive up the price of gasoline, and have succeeded. Gingrich said Obama wants gasoline prices to get to the European levels of $9 or $10 a gallon, but that “he just wants it to be gradual.” But that’s not what Obama said. Rather, when asked in 2008 about then-$4 per gallon... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Deputies make Arrest in Armed Robbery
On April 17, 2012 at approximately 11:29 AM the Darke County Sheriffs Office received a call from Marshall’s Shell gas station located at 9990 US. RT. 36, Bradford reporting a male subject had just robbed the store at knife point. Darke County Deputies immediately responded to the business to investigate. Miami County Sheriffs Deputies were also notified of the armed robbery. ... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Report: Ohio leads nation in wind power growth, by DBJ Staff
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Wind energy is picking up across Ohio. The Buckeye State ranks as the fastest-growing state in the country in terms of percentage increase in wind power capacity, according to the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2011. Ohio saw its capacity grow by 929 percent last year, ahead of Vermont (625 percent), Massachusetts (152 percent) and Michigan (130 percent).... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Stolen Property Recovered From Burglaries in Darke County
Sheriff Toby L. Spencer is pleased to announce that a large amount of property that has been stolen from residents in Darke County was recovered on April 16th in Randolph County Indiana. On April 16, 2012 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on the possible location of stolen property. Darke County Deputies and Randolph County Deputies executed a search warrant at 2320 South 225 East near Winchester, IN. The search resulted in the recovery... read more.
Rasmussen... What they told us - Reviewing last week’s polls
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - The game is on: Mitt Romney is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following Rick Santorum’s decision Tuesday to put his campaign on hold. Romney has been at center stage during the GOP primary process. Now, Scott Rasmussen explains in his latest syndicated column, President Obama “becomes the defining figure of the general election campaign. Now it’s about Obama, not Romney, as the election becomes primarily a referendum on his... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Modest improvement for Ohio, Midwest economy
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Economic conditions in the Midwest improved at a “modest pace” from mid-February to late March as small increases in manufacturing and other industries continued to trend slightly upward, according to the Federal Reserve’s report on the region’s business activity. A boost to new orders at the region’s manufacturers late last year has leveled off, but output continues... read more.
Hamilton Journal News... ODOT outlines area construction plans, By Lauren Pack, Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - The 2012 road construction season is under way with Ohio Department of Transportation slated to complete 800 construction projects this year. The projects include resurfacing 3,700 miles of interstate and state routes as well as repairs, upgrades, improvements and maintenance to hundreds of bridges, culverts, guardrails, interchanges and hillsides. ODOT maintains and... read more.
Wall Street Journal... U.S. Labor Market Slows Its Stride, By Neil Shah and Carol E. Lee
Employers Notch 120,000 Jobs, Amid Still-Fragile Recovery - The U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs last month, less than expected and an indication that momentum could be slowing. Phil Izzo and David Wessel have the details. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images. U.S. employers throttled back hiring last month, undermining views that the recovery was gaining momentum but stirring investors’ hopes of further steps by the Federal Reserve to spur the economy. The government’s main snapshot... read more.
Outside the Beltway... Romney Leads Obama in Fox Poll; Trails in Most Others
By James Joyner - Friday, April 13, 2012 - Republican Mitt Romney leads President Obama 46-44 in the latest Fox News poll of registered voters. Fox News (“Fox News Poll: Romney Edges Obama as Approval of President Drops“): Republican Mitt Romney holds a slim edge over President Obama in a head-to-head matchup, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows. In addition, the... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Q&A: New president of Ohio State Medical Association
by Laura Englehart - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Dayton surgeon Dr. Deepak Kumar looks forward to promoting change in the way physicians and patients deliver and receive health care. Kumar recently was named the president of the Ohio State Medical Association, which represents 20,000 physicians statewide. In his one-year term — which began March 25 — he hopes lawmakers will focus on tort law reform to... read more.
Dayton Daily News... Former Springboro, Greenville school chiefs take jobs as principals
By Jill Kelley - Saturday, April 14, 2012 - FAIRBORN — Superintendent Gene Lolli, who resigned from Springboro Community City Schools in March, has been hired as Fairborn High School principal. “I did my homework, and academically Fairborn looks very solid,” said Lolli, who will start Aug. 1. “I also called a number of people. I heard nothing but good reports about the student body, and I know they have a great staff.” Lolli will replace Principal Bob Cotter, who is retiring from... read more.
CNS News... EPA Levies $438,000 in Fines and Mandatory ‘Environmental Projects’ on School Bus Contractor for ‘Excessive Idling’ By Elizabeth Harrington - April 10, 2012 - ( – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced nearly $500,000 in fines and mandatory “environmental projects” on a school bus contractor for “excessive idling,” and as part of its anti-idling campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of school buses waiting to pick up children for their routes. “As part... read more.
text US teen births: Find out where KY, Ohio rank
Apr. 10, 2012 - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in three states: Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia. Kentucky ranked seventh in the nation in the... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle... Controlling Board Approval of Abbot Labs’ Tipp City Project
COLUMBUS –In his first appearance as a substitute member on the state’s Controlling Board, State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) today voted for the approval of a $1.6 million grant for Abbot Laboratories to develop a new manufacturing facility in Tipp City. Part of the funding will be used to create 241 new full-time jobs at the new location. “The dirt is already moving and construction will soon be underway in Tipp City,” Beagle said. “It is clear that Ohio is open for business, and the Miami Valley... read more.
Greenville City School District... Susie Riegle resigns, effective July 30, By Bob Robinson
Mattix: “She never gave us any indication.” - “I am submitting my resignation for retirement purposes effective July 30, 2012. It has been my privilege to work with the students and staff of Greenville City Schools.” This letter of resignation from GCSD Supt. Susan Riegle was submitted to the Greenville School Board around 8 to 8:30 this morning, according to Greenville School Board Member Fred Mattix. Riegle’s... read more.
Dayton Daily News... More hold on to substitute teaching licenses
A significant increase in statewide substitute teacher license renewals indicates that more workers are keeping temporary employment options open while searching for permanent jobs. Ohio Department of Education data show that one-year renewals of substitute teacher licenses increased from 6,569 in 2008 to 8,738 in 2011, a 33 percent boost in three years. At the same time, new one-year licenses issued dropped from 8,578 in 2008 to 6,753 in 2011, signaling that fewer new licensed subs... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Motorists Need to be Alert on the Roadways
Trash Bash April 21 & 22 - Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District Director Krista Fourman would like to advise motorists to use caution while traveling Darke County roadways in the upcoming weekend. On April 21st and April 22nd Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be holding its 5th Annual Trash Bash.  Over 1100 volunteers and... read more.
Ohio Attorney General DeWine... DeWine, Ripkin bring Badges for Baseball to Ohio
(CANTON, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cal Ripken Jr. today announced the beginning of the Badges for Baseball program in Canton, Youngstown, and Zanesville. The program was created by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice to help at-risk youth and prevent juvenile crime. By pairing police and kids together playing baseball... read more.
Washington Post... Health-care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds, By Lori Montgomery
Published: April 9 - President Obama’s landmark health-care initiative, long touted as a means to control costs, will actually add more than $340 billion to the nation’s budget woes over the next decade, according to a new study by a Republican member of the board that oversees Medicare financing. The study is set to be released Tuesday by Charles Blahous, a conservative policy analyst whom Obama approved in 2010 as the GOP trustee for Medicare and Social Security. His analysis challenges the... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... CareSource may gain as Ohio shifts Medicaid providers
by Laura Englehart - Friday, April 6, 2012 - CareSource, one of Dayton’s largest companies, has the potential to increase its Medicaid recipient membership base. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced Friday it has chosen CareSource as one of five contractors statewide who will be authorized to provide services to Medicaid recipients, part of a plan to help improve... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Report: American medicine spending climbs to $320B
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - Americans continue to spend big dollars on medicine. Last year, they shelled out $320 billion on medicines, a jump of 4 percent from $307 billion in 2010, according to a report issued by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The report -- “The Use of Medicines in the United States: Review of 2011” -- also found patients with insurance spent $49 billion out-of-pocket for... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office...Single vehicle injury accident
New Weston-  On April 10, 2012 at approximately 8:54 AM, Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia  Rescue, North Star Fire and Careflight, were dispatched to the 13300 Block of Ross Medford Rd. in York Township in reference to a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that gold 2004 Honda, driven by Carrie Barga of New Weston, was northbound on Ross Medford Rd. when she failed to maintain control of her vehicle.  Barga’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer...Ohio’s oil and gas industry emerging as a big player in the political process
By Aaron Marshall - Monday, April 09, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio’s black gold rush has struck the Statehouse. The frenzy of activity surrounding the energy-rich shale deposits changing the face of Eastern Ohio has also begun pumping up Ohio’s oil and gas industry into a lobbying heavyweight. The billion-dollar bets on Ohio shale being made by energy giants such as Chesapeake Energy have brought a fresh crop of lobbyists to Statehouse corridors and a new source of.... read more.
MSNBC Digital Life...Teenage boy brags about Facebook porn arrest on Twitter
By Helen A.S. Popkin - A teenage boy arrested for posting a sexually explicit video of a 14-year-old girl and himself on Facebook boasted about his newfound infamy on Twitter. The boy, also 14, of Gloucestershire in the U.K., was “arrested in connection with making and distributing an indecent video and has been given a final warning by police, meaning the incident will remain on his record for the next six years,” website This is.... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 07, 2012 - The Easter weekend comes as a welcome pause for many after a week of high-profile political debate over the role of the U.S. Supreme Court and the release of employment numbers that remind us the economy’s still in shaky condition. After reaching a three-year high in February, the Rasmussen Employment Index slipped four points in March. Generally speaking, a decrease in the index suggests the upcoming government reports on job creation will be weaker than... read more.
Christian Science Monitor... Economy adds 120,000 jobs. Why the dip from bigger gains in early 2012? By Ron Scherer - April 6, 2012 - The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.2 percent in March. Economists had been expecting higher numbers of new jobs. Economy adds 120,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent to 8.2 percent in March. According to the government, the economy added only 120,000 jobs after much larger gains in January and February. The... read more.
WHIO-TV Video... Save-A-Lot robbed, owner tied up in Union City
Staff Report - UNION CITY, Indiana — Police are looking for two black males who robbed the Save-A-Lot on West Deerfield Road late Sunday night. Officers said the men were wearing ski masks, and were armed. When officers arrived, they found the owner bound with zip-ties. He had been hit at least once, but refused transport to the hospital. Police said the robbers demanded money from the register and got... read more.
Ohio Governor John Kasich... Kasich and Ohio make the national scene on ‘Face the Nation’
Ohio has moved up from 48th to fourth in job creation - Ohio Governor John Kasich was a guest this weekend on CBS’ Face the Nation, along with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The gist of Kasich’s message is that Ohio has simply created a better business environment. No miracles. No trickle-down economics... just common... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine... DeWine announces Medicaid Fraud Settlement of $2.2 Million
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio, eight other states, and the federal government have settled allegations against WellCare, a health maintenance organization (HMO) that had entered into contracts with various States’ Medicaid programs to provide managed care services to enrolled program beneficiaries. “Medicaid dollars are to be used for the health care of those in need, not to be manipulated for profits,” said Attorney General DeWine. “The funds... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Kodak sees $200M loss in first two months of year, by Joe Cogliano
Monday, April 2, 2012 - Eastman Kodak Co. posted nearly $200 million in losses for the first two months of the year, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The figures are included in monthly operating reports required to be filed with the company’s bankruptcy court. Kodak lost $100.3 million in January and $97.3 million in February. During the period, the company posted about $312... read more.
Darke County Commissioners... Dialog continues with Darke County Citizen Karyl Parks
Extracted comments from the Minutes of April 2 and April 3 - While the Lucas issue seems to be going away with regard to public awareness and discussion, Darke County Citizen Karyl Parks is keeping it on the table. She attended both the Monday and Wednesday regular sessions to continue to try to get more information about the incidents that led up to the settlement with, and resignation... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Injury Accident on North 49; two airlifted
On April 6, 2012 at approximately 6:24 p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire & Rescue, Union City Rescue, Greenville Rescue and CareFlight were dispatced to SR49 at Beamsville Union City Road. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation showed that a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Justin Kremer, 24, Ansonia, Ohio was eastbound on Beamsville Union City Road. at the intersection of SR49.  A 2005 Chrysler Town & Country driven... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... Dayton gas prices hit $4 mark, by Joe Cogliano
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Motorists across the Dayton region are starting to pay $4 a gallon at the gas pump. More than a dozen gas stations have raised prices to $3.99 in the last 24 hours and others getting are close, according to Nationally, motorists are paying an average of $3.94, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. However, despite the higher prices at some stations, the AAA... read more.
Toledo Blade... Local machine rolls 200 cigarettes in 8 minutes
The empty cigarette casings loaded into the front of the RYO Filling Station at Tobacco Haven moved through the machine like a tiny assembly line on Wednesday. Mild tobacco was siphoned from a bin on top of the ATM-like machine and stuffed into the white tubes, which rotated on a cylinder resembling a miniature Gatling gun. In a matter of eight minutes, 200 cigarettes were produced and packed into a see-through plastic bag. The roll-your-own machine -- a cause of concern for federal and state... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Counterfeit $5 Bills in and around Greenville area
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer would like to inform Darke County residents and businesses that an unknown suspect or suspects have apparently been passing counterfeit $5.00 bills in and around the Greenville area.  Please be on the look out for counterfeit money during your cash business transactions.  Anyone that may come across what they believe is counterfeit money is urged to contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report. This news release is being sent out for public informational and awareness purposes.  There are no further details to report at this time.
Dayton Business Journal... Banks set to harvest new business with farm loans, by DBJ Staff
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - American farmers had a good year overall in 2011, with strong farm income for the year and a rebound in farmland value. That growth in the agricutural industry also helped boost banks, particularly those rural farm banks that do the majority of the lending to the country’s farmers, according to a new report by the American Bankers Association. That’s good news for Ohio and... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Suspect arrested for illegal drug manufacturing
On April 5, 2012 at approximately 7:00P.M. Darke County Deputies were dispatched to 137 US 127, Arcanum, Ohio on an agency assist. Preliminary investigation revealed Lyle Duke (36) of Arcanum was stopped by Eaton Police Department which led officers from Darke County Sheriff Office, Preble County Sheriff’s Office, and Eaton Police Department to the US 127 address on suspicion of a meth... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... CareFlight called for single-vehicle roll-over, teens ejected
In this story: Timeline of accidents and fatalities since March 28, plus WHIO-TV videos - On April 5, 2012 at approximately 7:00 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Liberty Township Fire, Tri-Village Rescue and two CareFlight helicopters were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover accident, with two ejections in the 4900 block of Bishop Road. Preliminary investigation revealed a teal 1993 Mercury... read more.
From Dayton Daily News... 1 killed, several injured in Darke County crashes, By Steve Baker
Wed April 4, 9:03PM - DARKE COUNTY — The fatal crash involving a local youth pastor punctuated a dangerous 24-hour period on Darke County roads between Tuesday and Wednesday. Two crashes were recorded Tuesday on U.S. 127. The first crash occurred at the Hollansburg-Arcanum Road intersection and resulted in the death of 52-year-old Brian Delk of New Madison. Delk was hit and killed by 34-year-old Corinne S. Abou of Arcanum. She failed to yield at a stop sign, deputies said... read more.
Darke County Economic Development... S&P upgrades Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund ratings two levels to AA+  - On March 28, rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) upgraded the Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund (OEBF) two levels to AA+ from AA-, citing a very strong risk profile and sound financial policies as key factors, the state treasurer’s office announced. The state treasurer’s office stated that this was the first OEBF ratings increase by S&P since 2003, when they raised the fund from an... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Four injured in 2-vehicle accident on US 36
WHIO: Five accidents in eight days, with two fatalities, in Darke County. DCSO: On April 5, 2012 at approximately 10:31 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village rescue were dispatched to SR121 and US36 in reference to an injury accident.  Once on scene Tri-Village Rescue requested mutual aid from Greenville Rescue and Arcanum Rescue. Preliminary investigation shows that a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Frederick W. Stephan (89) of Lynn, IN was eastbound ... read more.
Republican Chair Kevin DeWine... DeWine announces resignation following party controversy
State Auditor Dave Yost posts comment on the announcement - COLUMBUS - This evening, in a letter to Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Members and county chairmen, Chairman Kevin DeWine announced that he will be stepping down as Chairman on April 13. Chairman DeWine’s successor will be elected at the Ohio Republican Party State Central & Executive Committee reorganization meeting on April... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Two-vehicle injury accident on So. 49
Arcanum-  On April 4, 2012 at  approximately 8:33 a.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to SR49 just north of Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation showed that a 2003 Ford Explorer, driven by Jared Swafford (18) of West Milton, was leaving the Pak-a-Sak gas station on SR49 and pulled out to head northbound on SR49.  Swafford pulled out in front a 1995 Ford F-350, driven by Adam Rex... read more.
Youngstown Vindicator... The Shale Scale, By William D. Lewis
Tue, April 3, 2012 - Nine Utica Shale wells in eastern Ohio produced more than 46,000 barrels of oil and about 2.6 billion cubic feet of gas during 2011, according to an inaugural report released Monday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Based on current commodity prices, those natural-resource reserves are worth at least $11 million. Ohio requires energy companies to report production totals annually. Those numbers were met with mixed reviews, partly because of limited sample size, but... read more.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich... Kasich Signs Capital Budget Bill
Praises Legislature for Exhibiting Fiscal Restraint - COLUMBUS—Governor John R. Kasich today signed Substitute House Bill 482 (Amstutz)—the capital budget bill—which allocates $1.74 billion for priority construction needs at state- and university-owned facilities.  Breaking with tradition and challenging the status quo, Gov. Kasich urged the beneficiaries of these capital funds, namely colleges and universities, to... read more.
Greenville Eagles burglarized
Do you know this person? If so, contact the Greenville Police Department. He broke into the Greenville Eagles downtown Lodge about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. The burglar attempted entry into a number of locked areas within the Lodge before dragging a safe near the bar out onto the parking lot and into his vehicle. The Lodge’s daily operating funds and a variety of papers were in the safe. Aerie Worthy President... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... CareFlight called on Hwy 127 Injury Accident
On April 3, 2012 at approximately 3:50 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Sebring-Warner Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a maroon 2007 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, driven by Rollin H. Ary, 89, Greenville, Ohio was eastbound on Sebring-Warner Road approaching the stop sign at US Route 127. A green..... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office... Fatal accident at Hwy 127 & Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd
On April 3, 2012 at approximately 10:40 AM Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire, Arcanum Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Hollansburg-Arcanum Road in reference to a two vehicle serious injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a light blue 2004 Dodge Caravan driven by Corinne S. Abou, 34, Arcanum, Ohio was westbound on Hollansburg-Arcanum Road at the intersection of US Route 127. A black 2007 Buick... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court this past week held three days of hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, in particular the requirement that every American obtain health insurance. Most voters (63%) continue to believe the federal government does not have the authority to force people to buy health insurance, and 54% expect the Supreme Court to overturn the law.... read more.
Dayton Business Journal...U.S. Postal Service offers early retirement to 150,000 workers
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - The U.S. Postal Service announced plans to offer incentives to retire to 150,000 eligible employees, CNN Money reports according to the Orlando Business Journal. The mass retirement is key to the Postal Service’s plans to end its financial dilemma. The agency hopes to “ease the pain” with retirement packages as it begins closing 223 postal plants, losing up to 35,000 jobs. Postmaster General Patrick.... read more.
Youngstown Vindicator... ODNR to release shale-production figures Monday, By Karl Henkel
March Madness may be meandering to the finish in college basketball. But in Ohio, the madness has just begun, at least in the natural-gas and oil industry. By week’s end, all Utica Shale well drillers will report 2011 production figures to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The facts and figures will provide the first real glimpse at what lies 7,000 feet beneath the ground in Northeast Ohio... read more.
Dayton Business Journal... BP in $330M deal for drilling in Ohio
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - British oil giant BP plc has stepped into Ohio’s shale play for the first time, securing an agreement to lease about 84,000 acres of land in northeast Ohio. The deal represents BP’s first exploration and production position in the state’s shale formation, spokesman Daren Beaudo said. The London-based oil and gas company is not commenting on the cost of the leases, but... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer... Ohio beats nation in job gains, Written by Paul E. Kostyu
Mar. 30, 2012 - COLUMBUS — Ohio led the nation in adding 28,300 jobs in February, beating out Texas and New York, according to figures released Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Service-providing industries, which include trade, transportation and utilities, as well as government jobs, led Ohio’s gain with 21,300 jobs, according to data released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Construction and manufacturing also were among the industries that saw... read more.
NFRW Affirms GOP Support of Women at Board Meeting
Local Republican Leader Trains for 2012 Elections - NEW ORLEANS – More than 250 Republican women leaders from across the nation gathered at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) spring board meeting in New Orleans to prepare for the 2012 elections and to declare that the latest Democrat media strategy is just a cheap political ploy. “Democrats are running around squawking about a ‘Republican War... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... When poll numbers look good for Josh Mandel, Sherrod Brown uses them in fundraising pitch - WASHINGTON -- It is an article of faith that Democrats dislike Rasmussen Reports polls. Some have qualms about Rasmussen’s use of automation rather than live humans to ask the questions. Some don’t like the fact that Scott Rasmussen also polls for Republican clients and has addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference. Rasmussen Reports defends its accuracy, while New York Times polling/political-calculus blogger Nate Silver has taken it to task... read more.
Darke County Crime Stoppers... Most Wanted site adds four new fugitives
Four new fugitives have been added to the Darke County Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list! View their profiles  and submit anonymous tips online or by phone for cash rewards. The five individuals currently listed are Stacey Ann Denham, Melissa M. Miracle aka Yagle, Kenneth R. Burr, Virginia M. Barton aka Weese and Brian A. Arnett... read more.
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