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Darke County Center for the Arts... Ketrow Foundation Contributes to DCCA
Ketrow Foundation has awarded funds to Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) to support the Family Theatre Series and Arts in Education programs.  DCCA presents and promotes performing and fine arts, encouraging cultural enrichment in the community.  DCCA is also committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center. DCCA presents three shows annually in the Family Theatre Series; these programs are generally based on children’s literature.... read more 
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Greenville High School Key Club… Spaghetti fundraiser a success for student service group
GHS Key Club held its first fundraising event of the year, and one of its most successful ever, courtesy of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. It was a student-organized and prepared spaghetti dinner. “The food was great,” said Kiwanis President Mike Snyder. “They really did a good job this evening.” He was first in line, then supported by other Kiwanians throughout the evening... read more 
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Yahoo... What the Top 1% of Earners Majored In
By Robert Gebeloff and Shaila Dewan, New York Times - Mon, Jan 23, 2012 - We got an interesting question from an academic adviser at a Texas university: could we tell what the top 1 percent of earners majored in? The writer, sly dog, was probably trying to make a point, because he wrote from a biology department, and it turns out that biology majors make up nearly 7 percent of college graduates who live in... read more 
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A Greenville grad’s ‘Vicarious Voyage’ around the World, By Courtney De Schepper
From the Editor: This is the first of several reports as Courtney visits 11 countries this spring, from Singapore to Ghana and more...   My name is Courtney De Schepper and I am from Greenville, Ohio. I graduated from Greenville in May of 2010. Since graduating from GHS I have successfully completed two years at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio just twenty minutes south of... read more 
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State Representative Jim Buchy... Buchy, Faber Honor St. Henry Girls’ Volleyball Team
COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) today presented a resolution to the girls’ volleyball team from St. Henry High School on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives in recognition of its state championship title. He was joined by State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina). “These girls embody the principles of hard work and dedication,” Representative Buchy said... read more 
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Edison Community College: Memorial Hall… Local History & Value, By Brittany Martino
Humanities 121, Edison Community College - November 16, 2011 - For my individual project, I visited the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, Ohio. I’ve been there many times throughout my junior high and high school years and even performed there on stage for concerts. But I have never really known the background and history of Memorial Hall. I’ll begin with the man who... read more 
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Local Woman Launches Business to Help Seniors
Donna Kemp recently announced the opening of Premier Senior Insurance in Greenville, a company dedicated to helping seniors. “Seniors represent the fastest growing segment of our population and they are finding it difficult to locate someone who is willing to take the time to help them,” Kemp says.  Kemp wants to be a resource for seniors.  “My goal is to provide seniors with the information they... read more 
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HandsOn West Central Ohio… Volunteer Profile: Karilyn Hittle
Karilyn Hittle is from Arcanum. She has served in the following volunteer organizations: HandsOn West Central Ohio through Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Community Blood /Tissue Services, Darke County Center of Arts, Darke County United Way. A quote why she volunteers: “I like helping people because I appreciated  it when others have  helped  me. It keeps me active and moving; I enjoy meeting... read more 
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HOPE Foundation of Darke County...Scholarship Applications Available
Seniors from the class of 2012 who attend a Darke County High School or are home-schooled are invited to apply for scholarships from the HOPE Foundation of Darke County. Application deadline is March 31, 2012. By filling out one general application, students are eligible for approximately 40 scholarships totaling over $75,000. Students may download the application from the HOPE Foundation website, www.hopedarkecounty.com... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters...Dayton Power & Light Donates to BBBS
Dayton Power & Light Foundation has recently donated $5,000.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. The donation was awarded as a grant to help fund the after-school Buddies program. The funding comes at an opportune time for the agency, which now has nearly 100 matches in its High School mentoring programs, located at five elementary school sites in Shelby and Darke counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters of ... read more 
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Reaching True Potential as an FFA Student, By Ashley Studebaker
Franklin Monroe FFA students have a busy spring ahead of them. They have quite a few events coming up that might spark the interest of the community, or they could be events that are just for different FFA groups at different schools. Events coming up are Livestock Judging, FFA banquet, selling BBQ tickets, FFA week, public speaking, Ag ball, wood projects, and a work service trip. The work service trip will... read more 
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Darke County Continuum Care... Point-in-Time Count Proclamation
On January 18, 2012, the Darke County Commissioners signed a proclamation endorsing the Point-In-Time Count for the Continuum of Care Consortium that is scheduled to be done January 25th. The purpose of the count is to tally the number of sheltered homeless and those persons who are homeless. Some people may be living in cars, at campgrounds, under bridges or other locations throughout... read more 
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Darke County Spelling Bee... Versailles student takes first place
Runners-up from Mississinawa Valley, Ansonia - Samantha Runner (center) won first place in the Darke County Spelling Bee at Arcanum Thursday afternoon. Samantha, an eighth grader at Versailles Schools, is the daughter of Chuck and Jessica Runner. First runner-up in the district-wide contest was Mary Lamas-Funk, sixth grader at Mississinawa Valley School District... read more 
Free tax preparation at CAP
Community Action Partnership, in partnership with The Ohio Benefit Bank, is pleased to announce free tax preparation service to the public. Through the program, employees at the CAP office in Darke County are now ready to assist seniors 60+ and low- and moderate-income individuals and families file for tax credits and benefits for which they are eligible at no cost. Households with Adjusted Gross incomes (AGIs) less than $60,000 may file their 2011 taxes for free with The Ohio Benefit... read more 
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Darke County Animal Shelter... Pets of the week
Rambo is a 4-year-old Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog). He is red and white with short hair. He is current on his shots and is good with kids. He is a nice dog and is looking for a good home. CoCo is a 2-year-old Chocolate Lab. She is mostly brown with a little white. She has short hair. She is a friendly girl and only weighs around 50 pounds. She will make a super companion. We also... read more 
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Garst Museum... learning about my home, By Brittany Martino
Humanities 121, Edison Community College - One of my group projects that I attended was the Garst Museum. Living in Greenville my whole life, I have never been to the museum. I decided that this was a good time to take the opportunity to attend it. My group was doing the history after the 1900s, where I found good information about three important people. The first one was Zachary Lansdowne... read more 
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Greenville Kiwanis… Voice your Opinion for this year’s awards
Every year Greenville Kiwanis honors two individuals for their achievements. One is the Kiwanis Citizen of the Year; the other is the Kiwanis Teacher of the Year. This year Kiwanis would like public input on who they believe would be excellent candidates for either one of these awards. Who, in your opinion, has done the most for the betterment of the Greenville community? Areas to consider are the individual... read more 
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State of the Heart Hospice... New Poster available honoring those served available
A free poster is now available at any of the three State of Heart Hospice agencies. Last year, State of the Heart Hospice asked for photos of patients served over the past 30 years to commemorate the agency’s anniversary. Those photos have now been turned into a collage poster that honors the faces of hospice care. You can pick up your own free poster at any of the agency’s... read more 
HandsOn West Central Ohio... Media Clipper Volunteer needed
Do you love to read the paper? Can you clip an article or two out of the paper before you throw it away? HandsOn West Central Ohio needs a volunteer to clip media from local newspapers about HandsOn West Central Ohio, including the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  The volunteer will need to date and label from which paper the article has come and mail it to our office.  This flexible position may be completed from the comfort of your own home.  All materials are provided by HandsOn... read more 
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Greenville High School IMTV... Lots Happening at GHS... check out IMTV, By Bob Robinson
It’s been kind of busy here at CNO... hadn’t checked out IMTV’s web site - Digital Waves - for a while (tab, upper right corner). I did Wednesday morning. Wow!! They have been busy and they have some terrific stuff online. In addition to exam schedules and a link to the District web site they have new posts in a variety of areas, from daily announcements to upcoming events. These regular updates have been... read more 
Darke T.E.A. Patriots Meeting Report
January 15, 2012 - The meeting followed the advertised meeting questions with the exception of an additional first subject. This new subject was a direct response to an item received that started with the following   “I simply do not agree with what you are trying to do.” The remainder of the document [my opinion] dealt with many items that constitute a basis for a political viewpoint but never returned to the conclusion related to what you are trying to do. This discussion segment focused on the... read more 
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Cancer Association of Darke County... Turner, Robinson Thanked for Donation
Cancer Association of Darke County thanks Jan Turner and Joni Robinson for their donation. A recent fundraiser was hosted by Sarah Grieshop, Premier Jewelry Consultant, and part of the proceeds was donated to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Many fundraisers are held by a group of concerned citizens in the Versailles area who identify different organizations that they believe would benefit from... read more 
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Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund...Scholarships available for Public Communications Students
Deadline for receipt of applications is March 15 Prior to the following Fall College Term. Students interested in pursuing public communications careers have a new opportunity to win a scholarship to help them meet the expenses of higher education. According to the articles of our incorporation, we give scholarships ONLY to students who will be going into public communications. If your field of study is NOT in this area, please DO NOT apply.... read more 
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Attorney Detling mentors Arcanum student
James (Jim) Detling, local attorney, and candidate for the Darke County Juvenile/Probate Court position, recently spent a day mentoring Arcanum High School student Lexi Hackworth as part of the Darke County ESC Career Mentorship Program. The program is intended to match a student with a local individual who works in the student’s area of interest. Ms. Hackworth is interested in the legal profession. Lexi had the opportunity... read more 
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CNO First Anniversary... Year’s End... Most Wanted comes back; IMTV milestone unveiled
By Bob Robinson. County News Online continues to grow, even as it begins to wind down for the holiday season. In addition, we covered the biggest county event to take place during the fourth quarter of 2011… the Darke County Crime Stoppers and the Sheriff’s Office bringing back their successful ‘Most Wanted’ program. We published gave priority to Most Wanted when I was at the Advocate, and continue to do so now at CNO. To date... read more 
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Shawnee Prairie... rich in history, nature and wildlife, By April Knick
November 12, 2011 - Humanities 121, Edison Community College - On October 25, 2011 I visited Shawnee Prairie Preserve.  As I drove down the long lane, my first thought was how serene and beautiful the environment was.  When I walked into the building I was greeted genuinely by a volunteer.  There was a bulletin board with the daily/weekly activities. They were as follows: Early Morning Hike... read more 
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Darke County Animal Shelter... Pets of the week
January 12th, 2012 - We have Misty at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is brown with a white chest and has long hair. She is a happy little girl and loves attention. Misty will make a great companion and is ready for adoption. We also have her sister April. April is a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel. She is mostly white with some... read more 
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CNO Birthday, 3rd Quarter... Festivals, the Great Darke County Fair & CNO Sports
By Bob Robinson - There are two major highlights in the Third Quarter of County News Online’s first year: A summer long series of festivals, including the Fair, and the return of George Starks to the Darke County sports scene. Want photos and articles from Annie Oakley Days, the Great Darke County Fair, State Line Heritage Days, Eagles Independence Day Celebration, the First Annual Happening at... read more 
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DCCA... Edward Jones, Fry & Company sponsor ‘A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXII’
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) announces A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXII, set for Friday, January 20, 2012, 6:30 P.M. at Montage.  This event is sold-out.  Sponsors include Edward Jones local Investment Representatives Dave Connelly, Steve Litchfield, Todd Subler, and Bill Wolke, along with Fry & Company partners Beverly Delk, Rodney Oda, and Jim Ward. “If you have never attended... read more 
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County News Online, 2nd Qtr Year 1... Fine Tuning, Adaptation and Growth, By Bob Robinson
While County News Online’s first quarter was characterized more by experimentation and “trying to get it right,” the second quarter was a period of fine tuning the process, adapting to what worked and what didn’t and watching the number of viewers and page views grow. It was during this time that CNO went from a five-story Home Page to the seven-story format that you see today. It allowed for an... read more 
Volunteer Opportunity... An hour a week for our veterans?
They gave of themselves, and now they need your companionship as they face their own challenges. The Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for friendly volunteers who can share just an hour per week by visiting with local veterans.  Volunteers, who must be at least 15 years old, will visit veterans living in one or more nursing care facilities throughout Darke County.  Share stories, lend a friendly hand, help with letter writing or just be a friendly ear for these incredible... read more 
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CNO Celebrates its First Anniversary, By Bob Robinson
Today marks the “official” one-year anniversary of County News Online. While articles had been posted as early as late December 2010, and test runs were made for a limited number of individuals beginning Jan. 10, 2011, the site was not announced to the general public until Jan. 15. Well over a month was spent in preparation for this inauguration date… our webmaster Kurt Fritsch setting... read more 
CAP offers HEAP to Seniors 60+
Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton – Darke County has received funding from the Area Agency on Aging to provide Home Energy Assistant Program (HEAP) Outreach to seniors 60+ effective October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. The focus is on increasing outreach to the homebound. CAP will provide outreach, information and assistance completing HEAP applications to individuals in Darke County who are 60 years of age or older and/or have disabilities and need that... read more 
Enrolling now for Fall Preschool in Head Start Program
Research shows that the period between birth and five years old is one of the most important learning times in a child’s life and your child’s experiences today will affect his or her tomorrow.  Will your child be ready for kindergarten? Enrollment is taking place now for the fall 2012 Head Start Program at Kids Learning Place in Darke County, call for information today to secure your child’s spot in the program. Every child needs a variety of learning experiences that enhance their cognitive, social, emotional... read more 
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Edison Community College... Nursing Grads Honored With Pinning Ceremony
Edison Community College honored 38 graduates from its nursing program Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Piqua Campus with a pinning ceremony that marks the initial journey into nursing. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the graduate nurse is presented to family and friends as a professional who is about to practice nursing and the graduate is usually “pinned” by the faculty members... read more 
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Winter 2012 in the Miami Valley… Will Darke County have a mild winter?
So far this “winter,” we’ve only had a few cold days and a couple minor snowfalls. Snow has been predicted to start Thursday evening and continue through Friday, probably a tough day today, but I doubt anyone would argue that so far, it’s been mild. The 10-day forecast takes us back into the 30s and 40s beginning Monday. Farmer’s Almanac Annual Weather Summary for the Miami Valley says... Winter... read more 
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Ghostwalk… an eerily fun night, By Kary Ison
November 14, 2011 - Humanities 121, Edison Community College - About this article… see editor’s note below - The Ghostwalk was an eerily fun night. We were guided through downtown Greenville’s haunted history in the dark of night. We were told tales of new and old hauntings while visiting their eternal locales. The seventh annual Ghostwalk was an amazing example of a strong community pulling... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters... Education, Arts, Health Care Community
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County continues to focus on our mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. The after-school mentoring program, “Big Buddies” launched the 2011-2012 school year with 128 high school... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters... BBBS December Match of the Month
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County announce Big Sister Kristen Hamaker, of Sidney, and Little Sister Chelsea Cassell, of Sidney, have been selected as December Match of the Month. Chelsea is the daughter of Candace Roberts and Richard Cassell. Hamaker and Cassell have been matched since June, 2008. Hamaker works as a graphic designer and likes that they are both creative... read more 
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Bears Mill... great for learning and exploring, By Sarah Hemer
October 26, 2011 - Humanities 121, Edison Community College - About this article… see editor’s note below Bears Mill is where my group decided to do one of our projects. Gabriel Bear built Bears Mill in 1849. That is where Bears Mill got its name. It is an historic place that continues to be a “working mill”. The mill has an antique artistry and idyllic setting, which many times give artists inspiration. The Mill is a... read more 
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Edison Community College Announces Fall 2011 Dean’s List
Edison Community College recently recognized 532 students for excellence in academics on the 2011 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The college is proud of these high-achieving students. Editor Note: More than 120 of these students are Darke County... read more 
Volunteer Opportunity: Activity Assistant
Put your euchre, bingo and bridge skills to the test by matching up with older adults with a lifetime of experience mastering these and other games. Oakley House needs activity assistants to play bingo and Wii games with the residents of its facility.  Volunteers will also help residents make crafts and participate in special events.  This position is available Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age. Training and a... read more 
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The Kids Learning Place... Children Receive Gifts from Church
The Kids Learning Place - New Beginnings preschoolers in Greenville received special gifts from the First Congregational Christian Church for Christmas. Members from the church; Richard Hole, Sally and Zeke Zeiter delivered the gifts and Mayor Mike played Santa to hand out the gifts to the children. Thank you to the church and its members for helping to make the holidays happier for our children... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... Littman-Thomas Agency, Inc. Funds Arts in Education
Darke County Center for the Arts recently received funds from Littman-Thomas Agency, Inc. to sponsor its 2011-2012 Arts in Education program through which performing artists are presented to students of all grade levels in all Greenville City and Darke County Public Schools. Arts In Education programs are chosen based on a) artistic merit, b) the ability to offer opportunity for growth, enrichment and discovery, and c) the capacity to educate and broaden appreciation for diverse... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters... Vectren Makes Donation to BBBS
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. has recently donated $2,500.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.  The donation was presented to the agency this past December at the after-school Buddies program at Northwood Elementary School in Sidney. The funding comes at an opportune time for the agency which now serves around 250 children in Shelby and... read more 
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