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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio adds 100,000 jobs in past year
Ohio has added 100,000 jobs statewide in the past year, ranking it No. 4 best in the nation. Ohio ranks as the fourth-best state in the country for growing jobs in the past year, adding 100,000 new jobs as of June, according to a Bizjournals.com report. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia managed to expand their employment bases during the past year, according to the latest figures from theU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Leading the way is California, which had hemorrhaged more than 1 million... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two Vehicle Injury Accident on Hwy 47
On August 30, 2012 at approximately 0614 hrs. Darke County Deputies along with Versailles Rescue and Versailles Fire were dispatched to State Route 47 at Darke-Shelby County Road in reference to an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Chevy Venture driven by Brian Shiverdecker, 45; Greenville was driving northbound on Darke-Shelby County Road. when he failed to yield the right of way, pulling into the path of a westbound, 2001 Honda Accord driven by... read more.
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Republican National Convention… Text of Paul Ryan's Speech, By Lyn Bliss
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored by the support of this convention for vice president of the United States. I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity – and I know we can do this. I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready... read more.
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Republican National ConventionLiving the Dream, Day 4, By Lyn Bliss
Day four—my, the time is flying!! The alarm went off way too early! But, I think I better get used to it – we are estimated to be back to the hotel around 2 a.m. The Ohio delegation started out the morning breakfast being treated to a whole new side of state auditor Dave Yost. After welcoming us, he led us in America the Beautiful… while providing accompaniment on a baby grand piano. WOW, is he GOOD!!... read more.
U.S. Representative John Boehner… President Obama’s Policies “Haven’t Fixed Anything”
The Christian Science Monitor hosted a roundtable interview with Speaker John Boehner for more than 50 reporters at the Republican National Convention today. In his opening remarks, Boehner said the convention would be an opportunity for the American people to learn more about the Romney-Ryan ticket and how they’re going to put Americans back to work. After spending August campaigning for Republican candidates, Boehner said it’s clear that “this election is about... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Pedestrian hit on 127, critical condition
On August 28, 2012 at approximately 11:55 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire, and CareFlight, were dispatched to the intersection of US RT 127 and Kruckeberg Road on a report of a semi pedestrian accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Freightliner from Drew Ag Transport Inc, Greenville, Ohio. driven by Thomas E. Runner, 52, Union City, Ohio was traveling Northbound on US RT 127 and struck Alisha D. Keith... read more.
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Republican National Convention… Living the Dream, Day 3, By Lyn Bliss
Day three – starts with a bang, ends with a whimper…. The day began with an Ohio delegation breakfast sponsored by Attorney General Mike DeWine, with a fantastic speech by Rick Santorum. Great way to start the day! Since all Monday events were cancelled and combined with those already scheduled for Tuesday – it was one very busy day!! This convention was set up with a “theme” for each day... read more.
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Remarks by Speaker John Boehner, Republican National Convention
August 28, 2012 - Ladies and gentlemen, thank you and welcome. We begin tonight with a fundamental question: can we do better? The answer, in my view, is obvious: you bet we can. The American people are still asking ‘where are the jobs,’ but President Obama only offers excuses instead of answers.  His record is a shadow of his rhetoric.  Yet he has the nerve to say that he’s moving us forward, and the audacity to... read more.
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The Hon. Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, Republican National Convention
August 28, 2012 - This stage and this moment are very improbable for me. A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans. A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight. Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country. I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.  My Dad, who I am blessed... read more.
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FoxNews… Ann Romney at the Republican National Convention
Excepts of transcript - Published August 28, 2012 …Well, I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party.  And while there are many important issues that we will hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign tonight, I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts. I want to talk about not what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family.  I want to talk to you... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Can Romney unite Ohio delegation?
Many Buckeyes attending convention originally were Rick Santorum backers - Aug. 26, 2012 - Written by Paul E. Kostyu - Republicans trek to Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention this week for the coronation of Romney and his running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as their presidential ticket. Smiles will abound in Tampa, and Ohio Republicans will unite there behind the Romney-Ryan ticket, but the convention is just the start of the final campaign... read more.
The Hill… Boehner raises $4M over August recess, By Molly Hooper
08/26/12 - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has raised nearly $4 million dollars since the House broke for August recess, according to figures provided by a Boehner political aide. The highest-ranking elected Republican has wasted little time barnstorming the country, traveling 9,126 miles and holding 47 events over the last 23 days. The effort highlights Boehner's press to retain the House GOP majority since regaining it in 2010. The Boehner political team considers 50 House seats to be in play... read more.
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Republican National Convention… Living the Dream, Days 1 & 2, By Lyn Bliss
Have you seen pictures of teenage girls when they are excited – where they jump up and down and scream?? Driving to the Columbus Airport, I thought to myself, “If I was a teenage girl, I would be jumping up and down while screaming!!” We had checked the flight schedules and all was “on-time” at the moment of departing Greenville. When Jean and I actually arrived at the airport, that was... read more.
Rasmussen… Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 25, 2012 - Voters are clear that the economy is the most important issue in this year’s presidential campaign, but right now “legitimate rape” and a plan to reform Medicare seem to be dominating much of the media coverage. Short- and long-term confidence in the nation’s economy continues to hover around lows for the year. Twenty-nine percent (29%) of homeowners believe the value of their home will go down over the next year.   One-in-four (24%) think the value of their home... read more.
Republican National Convention… Chairman Bennett: Our Chief Priority is Safety
COLUMBUS - Today, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett said that the Ohio Republican Party is continuing to monitor the storm situation in the gulf and planning accordingly for the safety of the entire delegation. "Our chief priority is the safety of our delegates, guests, visiting friends and family and Florida residents. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update everyone as the situation evolves." The Republican National Convention will convene on... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Multiple Vehicle Accident on Hwy 127
On August 26, 2012 at approximately 12:04 PM Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Rescue, Versailles Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, Osgood Rescue, Ansonia Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to US RT 127 and State Route 242 in reference to a multiple vehicle, injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Toyota RAV4 driven by Colby Morris, 19, Greenville was driving southbound on US. RT. 127 when he struck the rear of a 1999 GMC Yukon that was stopped in... read more.
Daily Caller… ICE agents sue Napolitano, Morton over immigration policies, By Caroline May
08/23/2012 - Ten Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton Thursday, taking on recent Obama administration directives which they say prevent them from upholding the law. The suit, filed in federal court in Dallas, Texas, challenges the administration’s June 15th deferred action directive which instructed ICE agents not to arrest certain illegal immigrants for deportation and facilitate... read more.
Darke County Sheriff… Two-vehicle accident near Arcanum
One careflighted, serious condition - On August 24, 2012 at approximately 9:02 AM Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, New Madison Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Delisle-Fourmans Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Linda R. Benedict, 59, Russia, Ohio was southbound on US Route 127 approaching
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Beagle Appointed to Third Frontier Advisory Board
COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced that he has been appointed to the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R–New Richmond). “Serving on the Third Frontier Advisory Board will allow me to leverage my private sector experience in finance to be an effective advocate for the Miami Valley economy,” Beagle said. “I am looking forward to working on this board to ensure that the Third Frontier program succeeds in
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… President Obama tells Capital University crowd that controlling college costs is a top priority, By Aaron Marshall - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - BEXLEY, Ohio -- President Barack Obama pushed a new message in the fight for the presidency Tuesday, touting his administration's efforts to make college more affordable and contrasting them with opponent Mitt Romney's proposed cuts to higher education funding. Speaking before a receptive crowd of 3,300, including many college students, on the suburban Columbus campus of Capital University on a sun-splashed afternoon... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Ohio businesses want nearly $1.3 billion in workers' compensation premiums returned - By Peter Krouse - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than 270,000 Ohio employers, most of them small businesses, hope a Cuyahoga County judge concludes they were charged excessive workers' compensation premiums and are owed nearly $1.3 billion. But the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation contends the premiums it charged the businesses between 2001 and 2008 were fair and that many of those claiming to be unfairly penalized, at times benefited from the system... read more.
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Ag Director Daniels Visits Darke County Fair, By Al Bliss
On Tuesday August 21, 2012, David Daniels, Ohio State Agriculture Director, visited the Darke County Fair. Starting a few minutes after 10:00 a.m. at the Republican Tent, the group, led by Representative Jim Buchy, Ohio House District 84, toured through the Coliseum and then to every animal display barn to reach the Future Farmers of America display and activity area adjacent to... read more.
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Greenville City Council… Trilogy Health Care zoning request passes 6-1, By Bob Robinson
Village Green opening uncertain due to seasonal weather, permits -- “I’m pleased,” said Trilogy Health Care’s Russ Oberhausen. “This is what we needed and I’m happy that we have the approval to move ahead with our plans.” Greenville City Council voted 6-1 to overturn the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation to turn down Trilogy’s request for a zoning.... read more.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine… Husband-Wife team convicted of BWC Fraud
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced today the convictions of a husband and wife who worked together to defraud the state of nearly $175,000. Robin Hammond pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of Workers' Compensation Fraud, while her husband Randy Hammond pleaded guilty to a felony Complicity to Workers' Compensation charge. Investigators said the couple, from Galion, grossly
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Rasmussen…What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 18, 2012 - The vice presidential candidates attracted a little more news than usual this past week. After Mitt Romney named Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden made some high-profile gaffes. New polling finds voters are evenly divided as to which man is better qualified to be president if necessary. Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his running mate on Saturday, and following the... read more.
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Coshocton Tribune…… Husted suspends 2 local election officials
Aug. 18, 2012 - COLUMBUS -- Secretary of State Jon Husted suspended two election officials on Friday in southwest Ohio after they voted to extend early voting hours in the general election beyond the uniform, statewide hours he set this week. The move by Husted, the state's chief elections official, is the latest in a series of flare ups over when Ohioans can cast an early ballot in person in the presidential battleground state. The issue has essentially... read more.
Toledo Blade… Auditor: Schools should report data manipulation, By Nolan Rosenkrans
State Auditor Dave Yost has asked Ohio school superintendents to voluntarily report possible attendance data manipulation in their districts, promising to advocate for those who step forward. Mr. Yost is investigating the manipulation of attendance data at schools across the state, prompted by reports of practices in Columbus, Toledo, and Lockland schools that administrators had withdrawn, then re-enrolled students who were habitually absent. The practice could improve test scores and attendance
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio behind in super PAC contributions
August 16, 2012 - Contributions from Ohioans to super PACs ranked 15th in the country during the last 18 months, a nonprofit California research firm found. Ohioans gave about $3.8 million to super PACs between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, according to a MapLight analysis of Federal Election Commission data. Berkeley, Calif.-based MapLight found that about two-thirds of all super PAC... read more.
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Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor… Lack of Court Funds is an Access-to-Justice Problem
By Jenna Gant - August 15, 2012 - Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaks with members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club about court funding. Courts shouldn’t limit access to justice due to a lack of court funding, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor along with William Robinson, president of the American Bar Association, told members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club (CMC) on Wednesday. It was part... read more.
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Republican National Convention... Headliners include Ohio’s U.S. Senator Rob Portman
Tampa, Fla. - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced six headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. The speakers are: U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator from New Hampshire and former New Hampshire Attorney General. Former Democratic National Convention Speaker Artur Davis, former Alabama congressman from... read more.
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Cincinnati Enquirer… BusinessWise: Now that's Common Sense
By Tom Cooney and Crystal Faulkner - Aug. 15, 2012  - There seems to be so much red tape that comes along with owning my own business. I heard about a state initiative that is helping business owners avoid excess costs and needless rules and regulations. Can you shed light on this? You are referring to the Ohio Common Sense Initiative (CSI). Gov. John Kasich established the CSI in January... read more.
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Ryan returns to alma mater Miami U, By Lyn Bliss
“President Obama is out of ideas” - Senator Rob Portman and Ohio Governor John Kasich were among the dignitaries sharing the stage with Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan when Ryan returned to Miami University recently. “One of the difficulties we have is the wind is always in my face coming from Washington. And, I’ll tell you why. They regulate like there is no tomorrow... read more.
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AG Mike DeWine… More Than a Dozen Drug Arrests in Alleged NW Ohio Cocaine Ring
FREMONT, Ohio—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick, and Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersma this afternoon to announce the arrests and indictments of more than two dozen people in three counties today. The indictments come after several years of investigating by agents with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal... read more.
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Representative Bill Beagle… Beagle Receives Champion of Small Business Award
COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) announced today that he has received the Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership in supporting policies that promote greater access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specifically those in economically distressed communities... read more.
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New Judicial College Online Course Focuses on Kids in Court, By Jenna Gant
August 14, 2012 - Judges and magistrates can start registering for free online Judicial eCademy course. The Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College this week released a new free online course featuring original material and expert faculty from Ohio and Washington, D.C. The new course, called “Ensuring Meaningful Opportunities for Youth Engagement in Court,” focuses on children’s... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Unveils New BCI Forensic Dive Team
(CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the newly formed Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Forensic Dive Team is now available to help Ohio law enforcement agencies recover criminal evidence in water.
"BCI's investigative capacity will no longer be limited to the water's edge," said Attorney General DeWine. "Criminals may run, but we hope they'll no longer be able to hide evidence used in their crimes in the water. The Dive Team is
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel... STAR Plus Surpasses $100 Million in Deposits
Local Governments Benefit from Increased Yield, as Community Banks Keep Ohio Tax Dollars in Local Communities
SANDUSKY - State Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today that the STAR Plus local government investment program has surpassed $100 million in local government deposits and continues to add new accounts each day. The announcement was made at the Community Bankers Association of Ohio Annual (CBAO) Convention in Sandusky, in which... read more.
State Rep. Richard Adams… Funding Announced for Troy Business
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced that the State Controlling Board has approved the release of $2.35 million to West Troy Tool and Machine, Inc., a filtration manufacturer of tooling, components and mechanical assemblies in Troy, Ohio. “This arrangement between the State of Ohio and West Troy represents the kind of relationship that is great for the people wanting to keep their jobs, the persons wanting to obtain jobs and the taxpayers of our state... read more.
Columbus Dispatch... Who’s best to run exchange?
Ohio opts to let feds set up health-insurance marketplace, citing cost; others prefer state - Gov. John Kasich’s decision to have the federal government set up an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses can shop for health coverage has failed to resolve the debate about whether Ohioans would be better served by a state-run exchange. Many health-care providers, patient advocates and state legislators favor a state-run exchange, saying it could be crafted to better... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal... Sidney businessman stars in new Mitt Romney ad, by Caleb Stephens
Monday, July 30, 2012 - A Sidney businessman appears in a new Web advertisement for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Dennis Sollmann, president of Sollmann Electric Co., criticizes President Barack Obama’s recent speech, which included the line, “you didn’t build that.” Sollmann says in the ad that Obama was trying to say that government plays a role... read more.
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Ohio Supreme Court... Appeals Court Throws Out Traffic Stop Convictions, By Bret Crow
July 27, 2012 - Evidence obtained during a Canfield traffic stop should have been suppressed by the trial court, the Seventh District Court of Appeals ruled in a recent case. As a result, convictions for OVI, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana were reversed. The unanimous decision authored by Judge Gene Donofrio called the February 7, 2011 traffic... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer... Ohio fund paying jobless benefits out of money, but state not working on long-term fix - By Olivera Perkins - Monday, August 06, 2012 - The fund that pays jobless benefits in Ohio went broke in 2009, and state officials still haven’t worked on a long-term solution. The fund that pays jobless benefits in Ohio went broke in 2009, and there’s no evidence the state is looking for a lasting solution. The sagging Ohio Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund needs a long-term fix to make it solvent, say experts and others who are urging officials to make it a priority. And... read more.
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Greenville City Council… Council tables vote on Trilogy zoning request, By Bob Robinson
Greenville City Council approved a motion Tuesday to table the vote on legislation prepared for Trilogy Health Care’s zoning change request for 6.41 acres on Russ Road. The vote was five to one with Councilman Tracy Tryon voting no. City Councilman Todd Oliver made the motion due to the absence from the meeting of Councilman John Baumgardner. “I believe this should be voted... read more.
Court News Ohio... Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Releases 2011 Annual Report, By Bret Crow
August 3, 2012 - Ohio legal aid and pro bono attorneys have helped save 2,370 homes from foreclosure since 2008, according to the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation 2011 annual report, which was released this week. Ohio legal aid and pro bono attorneys have helped save 2,370 homes from foreclosure since 2008, according to the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation 2011 annual report, which was released this week. Created in 1994, the foundation funds civil legal aid for low-income Ohioans by supporting.... read more.
Rasmussen... What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 04, 2012 - The frustration in America these days runs deep. Just 14% think today’s children will be better off than their parents. That’s the most pessimistic assessment ever and the number is even lower among those with children at home. Worker’s confidence in the jobs market has fallen to the lowest level of 2012. Long-term optimism about the economy is at the lowest level ever recorded. Just 40% believe the U.S. economy will be stronger in FIVE years. That’s down from... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal... Economist: Slow year for commercial real estate, by Olivia Barrow
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Slow growth in the U.S. economy means a slow year for commercial real estate, according to Cassidy Turley’s Chief Economist Kevin Thorpe. In order to return to historic leasing activity levels, the U.S. office sector needs an average national GDP growth rate of 2.5 percent, Thorpe said in his U.S. Macro Forecast. The meager 1.5 percent growth recorded for the second quarter of 2012 means... read more.
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The Daily Caller... Republicans announce first wave of convention speakers,
Ohio Governor John Kasich joins Huckabee, Marinez and others as featured speaker, By Vince Coglianese
08/06/2012 - On Monday morning, the Republican National Committee announced the first wave of headliners who will be speaking at 2012′s Republican National Convention. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Senator John McCain... read more.
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Secretary of State Jon Husted... Husted Certifies Redistricting Amendment,
Petitioners have met requirements to place issue on November 2012 ballot. - COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking to place a redistricting reform constitutional amendment on the November ballot collected an additional 151,889 valid signatures. The total number of valid signatures now certified is 406,514 and meets the constitutional requirements. Petitioners needed 385,253 valid signatures... read more.
CNS News… 195,000 Fewer Americans Had Jobs in July; 150,000 Dropped Out of Labor Force
By Terence P. Jeffrey - August 3, 2012 - (CNSNews.com) - There were 195,000 fewer people employed in the United States in July than in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the national unemployment rate ticked up from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent. Meanwhile, 150,000 people simply dropped out of the labor force during the month and did not seek to find a job. In June, according to BLS, there had been 142,415,000 people employed in the United States... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury accident near Union City
On August 5, 2012 at approximately 7:38 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Union City, Ohio Rescue, Union City, Ohio Fire, and Careflight helicopter were dispatched to the 600 block of State Route 571, in reference to a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina, driven by Christopher L. Rogers, 36, Greenville, Ohio was traveling northwest on State Route 571 when he lost control of the vehicle traveling off the north side of the roadway... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Affordable Care Act to impact 2.7M Ohioans, by Laura Englehart
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Pre-existing conditions in Darke, Preble and Shelby counties combined: 34,200. Under Affordable Care Act provisions, more than 2.7 million Ohioans will have health insurance when they would have otherwise been denied because of pre-existing conditions, according to a new report. The total, which does not include residents 65 and older, represents about 30 percent of Ohioans... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal... Sequestration job numbers flawed, by Joe Cogliano
Friday, August 3, 2012 - As if the defense industry didn’t face enough uncertainty, now some insiders say a projection of 40,000 job losses in Ohio as a result of sequestration is deeply flawed. To rebut a recent report released by the Aerospace Industries Association, The Brookings Institution this week published “The Cracked Crystal Ball: The Problem with Predicting Defense Jobs and Sequestration... read more.
CNS News... Republicans Question Labor Department’s ‘Misleading’ Guidance on Federal Contractors, By Susan Jones - August 3, 2012 - (CNSNews.com) – How did you come up with that one? House Republicans want to know how and why President Obama’s Labor Department decided that businesses do not need to give federal contractors 60 days’ notice of the mass layoffs that are set to happen on Jan. 2 -- unless Congress does something to stop the automatic budget cuts (sequestration) that will take effect on that date. On Thursday, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted… August Business Profiles
Featured businesses excite, thrill and amaze for “Extreme Ohio” theme. COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of Ohio businesses, August Ohio Business Profile encourages Ohioans to do something exhilarating and thrilling as summer comes to a close with the “Extreme Ohio” theme.  “The companies featured this month prove Ohio is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to vacation and enjoy... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Single Vehicle Fatal Accident near Arcanum
On August 4, 2012 at approximately 6:14 AM Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the 7400 block of Grubbs-Rex Road in reference to a single vehicle serious injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 1998 Chevy blazer driven by Joseph S. Brandenburg Jr., 43, Arcanum Ohio was eastbound on Grubbs Rex Road east of Albright Road.  Brandenburg... read more.
Miami County Municipal Court… Judge Mel Kemmer Retires
Gives “OPERS benefit limitations” in SB 343 as reason - About midway through his second term on the bench, Miami County Municipal Court Judge Mel Kemmer retired on Tuesday. In a letter to Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Judge Kemmer cited “OPERS benefit limitations” in Senate Bill 343 as the reason for retiring early. Elected to the position in 2003, Judge Kemmer was re-elected in 2009. He practiced law for more than 26 years before becoming a judge. Before that, Judge... read more.
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Huffington Post... Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.3 Percent, By Christopher S. Rugaber
U.S. Adds 163,000 Jobs In July - WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June. July’s hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month... read more.
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WHIO-TV Video... Robert Kindred held on $100K cash bond, By Steve Baker
Prosecutor suggest $75K bond, Judge set it at $100K cash - DARKE COUNTY, Ohio — Several days after he was captured in rural Randolph County, Indiana, attempting to hide from deputies in the trunk of a stolen car, Robart Scott Kindred, 42, appeared via video for arraignment in Darke County Common Pleas Court in Greenville from the county jail. The grand jury recently indicted the former Versailles... read more.
Toledo Blade... Medicaid decision could widen care gap, By Catherine Candisky
600,000 in Ohio could be without coverage - COLUMBUS -- If Gov. John Kasich decides against expanding the state’s Medicaid program, more than 600,000 of the poorest Ohioans could remain without health insurance while those with slightly higher incomes would qualify for subsidies and tax credits to buy private coverage. The potential gap was created last month when the U.S. Supreme Court, while upholding most of the federal health-care law, tossed a requirement that states expand... read more.
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Brown... Ohioans Encouraged to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies
Interested Ohioans are encouraged to seek nomination from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2013 admission. “Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Sen. Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve... read more.
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November Decisions... Deadline passes as OVF petition resubmitted
The Ohio Voters First petition that failed last week was resubmitted Saturday. It calls for an appointed bi-partisan commission to draw legislative maps following census population redistributions. The current system calls for state leaders to redraw districts, which typically means the party in power. According to one state senator, plus a number of others who have studied the petition, “it allows for an... read more.
Gov. John Kasich… Ohio continues to attract new business investment
25 New Projects Expected to Create 2,003 Jobs in Ohio Communities - COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich today announced the approval of assistance for 25 projects set to create more than 2,000 jobs and retain 2,655 jobs statewide.  During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners.  Together the projects are expected to result in more than $84 million in new payroll and $212 million in... read more.
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Governor Tim Pawlenty visits Dayton, By Lyn Bliss, Assistant Editor
“It’s true in Ohio, and it’s true all across this country... we need to make sure for Ohio and for the country we have a President and a Congress that are making the load lighter and not heavier for those who want to provide jobs in this country,” said Governor Tim Pawlenty, “You can’t be pro-jobs and wildly anti-business. That’s like being pro-egg and anti-chicken.” Pawlenty, past governor of Minnesota, was... read more.
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Economic Development… County loan assists All American Clothing Co. growth
All American Clothing to move into former Creative Cabinets facility in Arcanum - ARCANUM- Darke County has again utilized its low interest revolving loan program to assist the expansion of a local business.  Last Friday, the county commissioners closed the 15-year, 1.8% loan which will enable All American Clothing Co to move into the former Creative Cabinets facility in Arcanum. The company, which currently... read more.
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Praise for Midmark, Darke County’s Growth Highlight P4P Meeting
Dayton Development Coalition CEO discusses county’s role in regional economy and praises local companies for expansion efforts - VERSAILLES - The third Partnering for Progress Investor meeting of 2012 presented economic development to attendees from a different perspective than normal at last Friday’s meeting. About 85 people from Darke County’s business community attended... read more.
Columbus Dispatch... States run risk of losing control, From Reuters
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which represents insurance regulators in all 50 states, says state governments such as Ohio’s that opt for federal health-care exchanges risk losing control of lucrative private health-insurance markets within their borders. “If the states do not get ready for this, then they lose the ability to regulate. It’s the whole marketplace, “ Brian Webb, NAIC’s health-policy and legislation manager, told a forum hosted yesterday by the nonpartisan Alliance for... read more.
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Attorney Mike General DeWine... All Schools are urged to Submit Safety Plans (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today at the 2012 Ohio Safe Schools Summit called on all schools to meet the state law requirement that directs them to file a copy of both floor plans and safety plans with the Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). “The great majority of Ohio schools have filed their plans with us, but for more than 150 school buildings we have not received anything,” said Attorney General DeWine. “We hope that we will... read more.
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Car thief suspect taken into custody... Robert Scott Kindred apprehended in Randolph County
On July 30, 2012 at approximately 2124 hrs. the Darke County Sheriff’s Office was advised by Randolph County Indiana Sheriff’s Office that they had recovered a 2004 Ford Taurus, which had been stolen from Darke County on July 17, 2012 from Klipstine Rd. in Versailles, Ohio. The suspect, Robert Scott Kindred, who was the possible suspect in stealing this vehicle, was located with the vehicle sitting at an abandoned residence on County Road 400 E, just.... read more.
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