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County News Online… Top 100 Stories of 2012, By Bob Robinson
One of the great things about Internet publishing is you know exactly what stories were read the most and what stories generated little or no interest. Over the holidays, I decided to see what attracted CNO readers in 2012. While most results were expected, one was surprising… Top story of the year? My April opinion piece on two State employees being told to leave Darke County Jobs & Family Services by its local director, Gracie Ratliff. Entitled... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Advanced Composites, Inc. Spreading Holiday Cheer!
The Holidays are upon us and Advanced Composites, Inc. is at it again spreading the joy of the season in the community. Advanced Composites, Inc. in their generosity contacted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County to invite four Littles and their Bigs to join their annual Children’s Holiday party. Jumpy’s Fun Zone served as the location for this year’s festivities, as the children participated in jumping in the jump houses... read more 
Edison Announces Graduate Academy Scholarship Recipients
Edison State College is pleased to announce recipients of the Graduate Academy Scholarship. The Graduate Academy is an intensive training program designed to develop more effective directors, leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers of non-profit organizations. This program consists of five, day-long, workshops beginning January 16th and concluding May 15th with the Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference. “We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Academy program... read more 
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Business Professional Women… Greenville BPW Club Celebrates Christmas!
Greenville, OH. December 20, 2012  The Christmas Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club hosted the December 13th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Center. Dara Buchy, Shirley Morrow and Tasha Anderson from the Christmas Committee planned a festive evening.  The club was entertained with beautiful Christmas carols sung by... read more 
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Farming in Darke County Part 3, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Darke County Farmers are preparing their farms and homes for the Christmas season.  This can happen in many ways, from getting the Christmas tree out of the attic to going to the tree farm and cutting their own. Farmers across the county provide what we need to put the finishing touches on the festivities of the season.  Christmas hams and turkeys have left the farm and have made their way through the processors.  Christmas trees have been cut and decorated... read more 
Erase Me Out of the internet
Dec. 18, 2012 - Who gets hired - who doesn’t, Who keeps the job - who doesn’t, Who gets elected - who doesn’t, Who gets the date - who doesn’t “Employers are conducting internet background checks in part because they can afford to be knit picky in this economy.” Anonymous - Who gets hired - who doesn’t - One of the top tips for graduates looking for employment is “clean up your online presence.” One of the first things potential employers will do is check for your online presence... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Once Little Sister now making impact as Big Sister
Though it seems like not long ago Amber Couchot was involved as a Little in the Big Brother Big Sisters program, she has now transitioned into a Big in the same program. Amber has a love for children and wants to make a positive impact in their lives. Having experienced the positive impact Big Brothers Big Sisters had on Amber as a child, she felt compelled to become a Big as an adult. Amber spoke highly... read more 
St. Mary’s School December Newsletter
Even if you would miss the large Advent wreath in the hall or all the Christmas projects in the classrooms, you would certainly know that Christmas is coming soon just from the current of excitement running throughout the school. My normally frizzy hair is even frizzier from all the energy and excitement radiated by my class.   I suppose it doesn’t help that as part of our math lesson we count the days until Christmas! Each Monday we gather in the hall for an Advent prayer service. Fr. White leads... read more 
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Greenville FFA Attends National Convention
Recently eight members of the Greenville FFA attended the 85th National Convention with their advisor, Mr. John Guttadore, and chaperone, Luann Mann. The convention was held in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 8th year. The theme for this year’s convention was GROW. Students experienced, through different key note speakers, how to grow in our chapters, communities, states, country and world. Campbell’s Soup is partnered with the... read more 
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Brookdale Senior Living… Festival of Trees Winners Announced
GREENVILLE, Ohio, December 10, 2012, From Thursday, Dec. 6 though Sunday, Dec. 9, Sterling House Greenville, a Brookdale Senior Living assisted living community, celebrated their 3rd Annual Festival of Trees. The event was open to the public to experience the twinkling lights and beautiful decorations of the holiday season at Sterling House Greenville. The festival included custom decorated trees & wreaths by local businesses and... read more 
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The Brethren Community… Charles Cupp: A lifetime of service, By Marianne Clark and Nancy Rush
The following story is about a man who chose to build his life around the word of God. It is a story of discipleship and a lifetime of devotion to his Christian beliefs. The factual information is the result of an interview, conducted by Marianne Clark, member of the Senior Scribes, and written by Nancy Rush, also a member of that organization. The purpose of the interview, as part of a service of the Senior Scribes, is to provide family members a glimpse into the life... read more 
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Fort GreeneVille DAR… Local DAR chapter donates to mitten tree
Fort GreeneVille Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution donated mittens and gloves to the mitten tree at the Brethrens Home. Pictured: Helen Wright, Chris Nehring, Shirley Hughes, Debbie Nisonger, Cindy Austen, and Taylor Nehring... read more 
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Gateway Youth Program… A Great Volunteer Event
The evening was pretty quiet downtown, but it was not that way inside The Coffee Pot.  All the tables and chairs were full of children and families – not a seat left in the room.  The Gateway Youth staff was busy handing out paint and brushes and everyone was painting toys for the community! These two organizations partnered to sponsor an amazing evening event this past Thursday that drew about 80... read more 
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Senator Keith Faber… Faber Named “Defender of Liberty”
COLUMBUS– State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) was named Tuesday as a “Defender of Liberty” by the American Conservative Union (ACU). Senator Faber received the award during a ceremony this morning in the Ladies Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse. “Increasing government accountability and establishing a fiscally responsible government have long been goals of mine,” said Faber. “I am honored that the American Conservative Union has... read more 
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Farming in Darke County Part 2 By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Darke County Farmers continue to look at ways to be good stewards of the land they farm. You can look at this in two polar opposite approaches. A farmer could be emphasizing stewardship so that he/she can pass the farm on to their son or daughter, and that it be productive for them. Or they can be doing all that they can be doing to be a steward of the land to maximize their production. Both are positive for all of as neighbors. I am sure that you have seen... read more 
Greenville FFA Participates in State Urban Soil Contests
The State FFA Soils Contest was held recently at the Delaware Wildlife Area in Delaware  Ohio.  The soil contest consisted of a written test, a Soil Survey test, and four pits to evaluate. The team, consisting of up to four students, grades the soil pit based upon the guidelines provided on the scoring card.  The team is given approximately fifteen minutes at each of the three pits to determine various soil characteristics.  Then based on what characteristics were found, management practice recommendations... read more 
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Darke County Genealogical Society… Versailles resident inducted into Society
Greenville, OH-During the November 2012 meeting of the Darke County Genealogical Society the annual induction of the descendants into the Lineage Families of Darke County, Ohio was held. Inducted this year was Caroline Mills Petitjean of Versailles. Caroline was inducted into Pioneer Families by proving her ancestor, John Rush Sr., was in Darke County by 1819 through the probate of his will.  Her First Family ancestor was John... read more 
DCCA… Vectren Gives to Arts Program
Vectren Foundation has recently donated funds to sponsor Darke County Center for the Arts’ 2012-2013 Arts in Education program.  According to DCCA Executive Director Julie Strait, “DCCA greatly appreciates Vectren’s continued, generous support of the Arts, enabling the fulfillment of our mission to bring cultural enrichment to the children of our community.”  Strait continued, “Vectren’s commitment to supporting the communities they serve encourages our efforts to enhance the lives of children and... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS Hosts Annual Christmas Party
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County held its annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 1st at Bel-Mar Lanes bowling alley in Sidney.  Approximately 85 people, comprised of community volunteer mentors, Littles, BBBS board members and staff, were in attendance this year.  After the excitement of bowling, a pizza party was held, with prizes being awarded for trivia questions.  The festivities concluded with a visit from Santa... read more 
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Volunteer appreciation luncheon; Garst Museum Recognizes Its Volunteers
The Gathering, school tours, tourism, research and genealogy, educational outreach, exhibits, a lecture series, and special events all are products of the Garst Museum. However, none of these important aspects of the museum could exist without its cadre of volunteers. According to Linda Newbauer, the Garst Museum volunteer coordinator, “volunteers make the museum go.” Volunteers, can be found everywhere throughout the museum on... read more 
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Farming in Darke County, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Farmers across the county have pretty well wrapped up their fall harvest.  Soybean yields will be within 10% of normal while corn yields will be about 60 – 70 % of average. Will the yields mean farmers will be setting higher food prices to consumers? Commodity prices rise and fall every day, but farmers have nothing to do with setting food prices unless they are selling directly to consumers at their own farm, farmers market or as part of a group farmers... read more 
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The Workshop Learning Center… The Learning Center Gives Back with Food Drive
The Workshop Learning Center’s Preschool ran a food drive, during the month of November. Students, ages 3 – 6, gathered nonperishable food to give to a local food bank. The theme for November was being thankful and nutrition. A food drive was the perfect way to combine these two themes into a tangible project for the students. “It is important for our students to begin to think about the... read more 
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Feldner new President/CEO of Integrity Ambulance
Greenville, OH - Integrity Ambulance Service is pleased to announce Brad Feldner, previously Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In 2005 Feldner, along with father-in-law John Johnston, retired President and CEO of Integrity Ambulance Service, had a desire to start a family owned business to serve residents with emergency and non –emergency... read more 
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Give a Mouse a Cookie fills Memorial Hall, By Elaine Bailey
DCCA Director Julie Strait retires - Owen can’t bear to part with his beloved blanket Fuzzy in the theater production If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and other storybooks. Likewise, the Darke County community will have to bear the loss of its beloved Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) Executive Director Julie Strait. DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins announced at the start of Sunday’s performance... read more 
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GHS Career Technology… Supply Chain Management Students Prepare for the Future
The Supply Chain Management Program at the Greenville Career Tech Center recently completed their second job shadowing experience of the year.  Supply Chain Management is a Junior/Senior Program offered at Greenville Career Tech Center.  The emerging workforce students in the Supply Chain Management Program were able to gain valuable career exploration experience by visiting local business and industry... read more 
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Enrolling now for Early Head Start Program
The Kids Learning Place - Education and Care Centers are now enrolling infants and toddlers in the Early Head Start Program. The Darke County program provides young children with a safe and nurturing classroom environment or a visiting home based learning opportunity for outlaying rural areas. Call today for information and to secure spot in this program for your child. Early Head Start, a federally funded program, offers infant and toddler ... read more 
Nominations requested for Versailles’ Citizen of the Year
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is requesting nominations for their annual award of “Citizen of the Year”.  This prestigious award is present at the annual VACC Banquet, which will be held in January 2013 at the Riviera Room at Stillwater Golf Course.  (Years ago this award was known as The Community Service Award.) Every year the Chamber looks for a life long community minded person.  The nominations are the responsibility of the public.  All nominations are... read more 
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Fort GreeneVille DAR… Local DAR Chapter Decorates Christmas Trees
Fort GreeneVille Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently decorated Christmas Trees at the Garst Museum and Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. The tree at the museum is decorated in Federalist blues and golds with the theme of local historical figures and DAR insignias. The tree at the nature center is decorated in patriotic colors accented with red cardinal birds and DAR insignias. The... read more 
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SSSF… Guests enjoy 60s music at SSSF-Eagles fundraiser, By Jan Boyer
Greenville’s best kept secret is the Saturday evening dance at the Eagles on Third Street.  Surrounded by beautiful holiday lighting, guests danced to the lively music of the 60s band, Tempest. A variety of good food from the kitchen and beverages from the bar were available to be enjoyed while listening or in between dances, as the band provided danceable music from ballads to music with a more... read more 
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Fall Herbicide Treatments - Just Keep on Spraying, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County
There is still time this fall to apply herbicides for control of winter annuals and marestail, and the weather this week makes it an ideal time to do so. Regarding the question of how late fields can be treated, we have applied well into December under cold conditions and still maintained control with effective treatments.  Mark Loux, OSU Extension, reports that applying under cold conditions slows the rate of kill but this is not an issue for fall treatments... read more 
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State Senator Keith Faber… Versailles Elementary Visits Senator Faber at Statehouse
COLUMBUS– State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) was visited by students and teachers from Versailles Elementary on Thursday, November 29, 2012. After giving the group a tour of his office in the historic Ohio Statehouse, Senator Faber discussed the function of state government and took questions from the students. On Wednesday, Faber was elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the Ohio Senate beginning in January... read more 
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Letters to Santa… From the Coolest Kid Ever
Dear Santa, Usually, I just visit you at the mall every year to tell you what I want, but that doesn’t really seem to work because I’ve never gotten anything for Christmas! So, I decided that this year, I was going to attempt to communicate with you via snail mail…or a traditional letter. Well Santa, before I tell you what I want and everything, I just want to let you know that you can’t pull that silly, “you’ve been a bad kid”, excuse on me! I know I’ve been... read more 
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Bridges to College… Ansonia students receive “I Know I Can” book
(ANSONIA) – Ansonia second-graders were introduced to the notion of college and given an “I Know I Can” activity book during an early college awareness activity at the school recently. Bridges to College, a non-profit organization that helps students go to the college, sponsored the program. “We want to introduce the notion of college at a young age,” said Beth Sears, executive director of Bridges... read more 
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OFRW VP Linda Burke tells group never give up, By Lyn Bliss
GREENVILLE - “When we work together, we can move mountains, and we need every one of you.” said Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s (OFRW) Southwest District Vice-president Linda Burke when she spoke to the Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC) recently.  “Our local clubs are of course the foundation, but when you move up to the state level you can affect things like helping... read more 
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Emotion filled pep rally brings on big surprise, By George Starks
GREENVILLE - As a 15 year old Corynna Strawser is fighting a battle. The battle for her life. It wasn’t long ago; Strawser was a typical normal Greenville High School student. Just over a year ago, Strawser was diagnosed with Gastro Intestinal Issues; Hollow Visceral Myopathy or Chronic Pseudo Obstruction. According to advisor, Carol Paul, it is believed that Strawser also suffers from... read more 
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Letters to Santa… Let the fun begin, By Bob Robinson
During my tenure at The Advocate, one of the most “fun” things I got to oversee was the annual Letters to Santa Claus. Kids can really be a hoot, especially when it comes to their thoughts about Christmas and Santa Claus and being good and everything. No one likes to think of that “lump of coal” that is reserved for the kids who have not been so good all year. Last year, County News Online went “live” in... read more 
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