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Cancer Association of Darke County… All About You Therapeutic Massage holds fundraiser
The Ladies Night Out Event hosted by All About You Therapeutic Massage raised a total of $1500 for the Cancer Association of Darke County. Whitney Christman, LMT, Julie Kossler LMT and April Mitchell of All About You would like to thank everyone that contributed in making the event great success! They also invite everyone to visit them on Facebook for upcoming events and information or give them a call at 937-202-4104. ... read more 
Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority Preference Points
The Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority is giving preference points for individuals and families who are Veterans, widowed spouses and families of Veterans. Preference points will also be given to individuals/families meeting HUD’s definition of homeless. The DCMHA is continuing to accept applications for rental assistance at the office located at 1469 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH 45331. 
Kiwanis of Greenville… Kiwanis Programs You May Have Missed, Report by Susi Halley
November 21 – Pictured… Gary Brown presented Kristy Cutarelli from FISH with a check and a large number of food donations.  Kristy explained that their clientele has increased 19% since last year.  They need both monetary and food donations during a  time when many people cannot afford to give even though there are more in need. November 14 – Students of the Month for October... read more 
Kiwanis of Greenville… Kiwanis Programs You May Have Missed, Report by Susi Halley
November 21 – Pictured… Gary Brown presented Kristy Cutarelli from FISH with a check and a large number of food donations.  Kristy explained that their clientele has increased 19% since last year.  They need both monetary and food donations during a  time when many people cannot afford to give even though there are more in need. November 14 – Students of the Month for October were Raymond “Thor” J. Swartout V and Alyssa... read more 
Darke County Red Cross… Christmas Party Gift - Learn to Save a Life! 
This isn’t your ordinary Christmas party. It is a party that may actually benefit you, your family and the community.  Learn CitizensCPR, the hands-on only CPR, in just 30 minutes and then kick off the party. What a great way to gather a regular group of friends, your organization, your staff, a Sunday school class, a family reunion or your clients. Most people who survive a cardiac emergency were helped by a bystander.  That could be you! There is no written test for... read more 
A Paradigm Shift for Young Cattle Producers, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension Educator Darke County
A paradigm shift is a change in your way of thinking that doesn't just happen but is driven by agents of change. Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky, recently shared that young cattle producers will have to deal with these "agents of change" in ways that we could not have imagined a generation ago. Some of these changes are in the areas of: Decreased use of grain. This is a "game changer". In the future cattle enterprises will not be... read more 
Leis Realty… Huffman earns OAR President’s Sales Award
GREENVILLE - Realtor® Ed Huffman of Leis Realty Co. has been awarded the 2012 “President’s Sales Club” Award of Achievement from the Ohio Association of REALTORS®. Huffman is a member of the Darke County Association of REALTORS®, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® The Ohio Association of REALTORS® officially awarded 1,945 of its members “President’s Sales Club” designations... read more 
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR… Local DAR Honors Veterans Day
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR honored Veterans Day by observing the Veterans Day memorial at the Darke County Courthouse. The Chapter also collected $100 from donations at meetings and purchased toiletries for local Veterans in need. Pictured left to right above: Veterans Day memorial service: DAR members Linda Riley and Helen Wright. Pictured left to right below: Veterans Donation: Darke County... read more 
Hospitality Program Partners Service and Learning
The Hospitality and Facility Care program at Greenville Senior High School has been partnering with several Darke County organizations to provide community services while providing students with real-world learning experiences. The class of 17 juniors and seniors recently provided banquet setup services for the annual Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley fundraising banquet. The students entered the... read more 
Edison Brings Donors, Scholarship Recipients Together
The longstanding benefits of a college education can sometimes be a goal that seems unattainable to some due to the financial strain that getting a degree can bring. As student loan debt continues to grow, more students are reaching out for assistance through scholarship programs. Through the generosity of donors from throughout the region, many students at Edison State College have found the resources necessary to take their dreams and make them a reality. At the annual Scholarship... read more 
Decorate the Mitten Tree
The Fish Mitten Tree is once again waiting to be decorated with donated gloves and mittens; these donations will be distributed to the children enrolled in Darke County Head Start programs. In addition to the Mitten Tree located at Montage, 525 South Broadway, Greenville, a Mitten Tree also stands inside the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville and in the Ben Franklin store, 4 West George Street in Arcanum. Many churches and organizations also erect trees which... read more 
GHS College Club… College Club visits Ball State
(GREENVILLE) About 45 Greenville High School juniors recently visited Ball State University as part of the College Club. While at Ball State, the students learned about admissions requirements. They also toured the Muncie, Indiana campus before eating lunch there. “The College Club members now have had the opportunity to tour two four-year college campuses, Ball State and Wright State, as... read more 
The traditions of Small Town America, By Bob Robinson
Hey, folks… yeah, I know. The parade is ancient history. We already know that Hometown Magazine has named Greenville as Ohio’s Best Hometown for 2012. We already know that Mayor Mike Bowers accepted – on behalf of the people of Greenville – all kinds of commendations from the Commissioners Office and the Ohio Statehouse to Washington, D.C. And if you were paying attention... read more 
Darke County Economic Development… Whirlpool Hosts Economic Development Forum,
Partnering for Progress was glad to co-host this year's 4th-quarter investor meeting along with the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) and Whirlpool. The event featured a regional update from the DDC as well as an update on the region's UAV initiative. Senator Bill Beagle and DCED Director Marc Saluk addressed workforce development matters, while Whirlpool Plant Manager Ken Hossler provided a company update. Tours of... read more 
Heartland of Greenville… Gift suggestions for the older adults on your list
Greenville, Ohio  What do you get for the person who has everything? As the holidays approach, so does gift giving anxiety. Heartland of Greenville wants to take some stress out of your holiday gift giving worries by providing some suggestions for the older adults on your list. We are offering a free brochure, Shedding Light on Gift Ideas for Older Adults, simply by calling or dropping by the center nearest you. At Heartland, we have noticed that the most appreciated gifts are those which consider... read more 
2012 Horse Parade… Time and Hard Work go into Parade Preparations, Photos by Elaine Bailey
In what was probably one of the largest Greenville holiday events of the year, hundreds of people lined up both sides of South Broadway and around the Circle at Broadway and Main. They were anxiously awaiting the parade of horses. What few realized was that long before they arrived to wait for the parade, the participants were hard at work getting their horses and wagons ready for the annual... read more 
St. Mary’s School… November Notes and Events
It’s that time of year again. Sometimes I feel as if I am on an ever accelerating roller coaster known as the Holiday Express. This year the coaster seems to be in hyper drive! Within the last three weeks, we have celebrated the 125th anniversary of the school, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, sang Christmas carols at the Rosary Altar Society’s Christmas bazaar, and currently are beginning preparations for the school’s Thanksgiving luncheon. Whew! I get tired just thinking of it... read more 
Career Technical Education News… CIS and Engineering Tech Prep represent GSD at Conference
Both the CIS and Engineering Tech Prep Programs at Greenville High School represented the school at the Ohio School Board Association Conference November 11-14.  Previously, the students and instructors were honored with this selection by the Southwest Region with a framed certificate at their Annual Fall Meeting on October 11 at the Warren County Career Center.  This was the second year for CIS to attend this conference.  They... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters… High School Mentors Impact Lives of Local Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is excited to announce that another great year of the Big Buddies program is up and running.  This is the thirteenth year the program has been in place.  The Buddies program is an eight-month commitment where high school sophomores, juniors and seniors agree to work with and mentor elementary aged children two times per month.  During these meetings, the... read more 
High Five for Wave Pride… CNO welcomes new GSD information site
County News Online is proud to welcome a new information source to community readers… Greenville School District’s High Five for Wave Pride. Jon McGreevey, Director of Administrative Services for Greenville Schools, asked recently if it would be possible to add a link somewhere as it provides regular information about the District, the students and their accomplishments. “Positive things... read more 
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program… Volunteer and Lead with Experience
What exactly is RSVP and what do they do??? The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a national referral service program designed to place volunteers aged 55+ in non-profit organizations where their knowledge, experience and skills positively impact the community and the individuals they serve.  Our RSVP program here in Darke County at the Council on Rural Services has been working with older citizens now since 1974... read more 
Tenant Based Rental Subsidy
Community Action Partnership (CAP) has received funding from the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) in partnership with Darke County Commissioners for tenant based rental subsidy in Darke County. Housing located within the city of Greenville is not eligible for this funding. Preference will be given to those who are homeless, veterans, elderly, disabled, and whose income is at or below 30% area median income. Applications will be screened for preference and the rest... read more 
GHS Career Technology… Interactive Media prepares students for digital design careers
The Interactive Media program prepares students for careers in the field of digital design. The students learn to select, create and manage various forms of media for the Internet and other interactive modes of visual communication. The Interactive Media program provides an introduction to fundamentals skills, techniques and software used to create a variety of interactive components of... read more 
Business Professional Women… Greenville BPW Club’s Program on ‘Body – Mind – Spirit!’
Greenville, OH.  The Individual Development Program (IDP) Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club hosted the November 8th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Center. IDP Chair Jane Carroll and committee members Rebecca Zeedyk, Leigh Fletcher and Marilyn Fletcher planned the meeting that featured two speakers who spoke on... read more 
OSU Extension, Darke County… Farmland Value and Rent Outlook 2013, By Sam Custer
Many calls have come in to the OSU Darke County Extension office recently regarding the cash rent outlook for 2013, the value of farmland in the county and investment possibilities for land in the county. Recent farms sales in the county have also sparked the interest of many landowners. Farms are easily selling for more than $10,000 per acre in the county, some in access of $13,000 per acre. Barry Ward, Leader, Production Business Management,  ... read more 
Edison Community College… Edison Introduces Area Girls to Technology Careers
Edison State College is again leading the charge to help foster girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields by hosting the seventh annual “We Are IT!” day for students throughout Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Piqua campus, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference is specifically designed for girls in junior high and high school, encouraging the ... read more 
Greenville Career Tech Center … Medical Tech Prep Students Participate in Disaster Drill
Med Tech Prep Students at Greenville Career Tech Center recently participated in Wayne HealthCare's annual Disaster Drill. Emily Powers, Med Tech Instructor stated, “The staff at the hospital were very appreciative of our participation and said the students were in character the whole time.” During the annual disaster drill, students posed as patients for Wayne Healthcare. This year's disaster drill was a series of five explosions at... read more 
The Ohio State University Scholarship Opportunity
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Darke County announces the availability of four scholarships. Graduating seniors of the class of 2013 who have been admitted to The Ohio State University for fall entrance are eligible. To be considered for this scholarship, seniors must be a resident of or attending high school in Darke County. Those applying are preferably ranked in the top 10% of their high school class and must be recommended by a school principal, counselor, or teacher based... read more 
Darke County Republican Party… Party “Callers” recognized for their service
“The more than 50 people that helped with calling all during this year were just fantastic at stepping up and volunteering. Without their help, we would never have made the almost 50,000 calls that were made!” said Lyn Bliss, chair for the Republican calling efforts in Darke County. The Ohio Republican Party and Congressman John Boehner cooperatively funded the program that is done by a... read more 
Darke County Cancer Association… Monday Night Bowling League Donates to Local Assn
The Bowling League of Greenville recently asked the bowlers to donate money to the local cancer association.  The donations were given in memory of Penny Kingrey and in honor of friends and family who have battled cancer or who may one day have to. The league’s motto was: “USE YOUR SPARE CHANGE TO HELP STRIKE OUT BREAST CANCER!” The bowlers gave very generously and recently presented the check to the... read more 
Bridges to College… OSU students visit Greenville Junior High students
(GREENVILLE) – Eleven Ohio State University college students recently visited Greenville Junior High School to talk with the students about college. “The program was designed to encourage students to think about college and to inform them about steps they can take now if they want to go to college,” said Beth Sears, executive director of Bridges to College, a local organization that helps students and their parents go to college. The OSU students gave three presentations throughout the day on... read more 
Main Street Greenville… Greenville High School artists recognized
GREENVILLE, OH (November 7, 2012) – Main Street Greenville is proud to announce the selected designs and artists for the winter banners. These banners will be displayed in downtown Greenville from November through February.  The Greenville High School Career Art Class taught by Jane Cleary, was asked to submit designs for the winter banners that would reflect the character of downtown. Main Street Greenville... read more 
Nutrient Management, By Sam Custer
OSU Extension Darke County - November 7, 2012 - Harvest is finally beginning to wrap up for this unusual year for Darke County farmers and nutrient application is taking place now.  Application and retention of manure nutrients is critical to reduce environmental impacts and increase economic returns. Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension, shares in this week’s C.O.R.N. newsletter that phosphorous and potassium exist naturally in the soil as a part of rock, clay and... read more 
Leis Realty… Hocker earns OAR President’s Sales Award
GREENVILLE - Realtor® Everett Hocker of Leis Realty Co. has been awarded the 2012 “President’s Sales Club” Award of Achievement from the Ohio Association of REALTORS®. Hocker is a member of the Darke County Association of REALTORS®, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® The Ohio Association of REALTORS® officially awarded 1,945 of its members “President’s Sales Club” designations... read more 
A Thank you… Pig Roast 2012 another huge success!
Approximately 550 attended the Annual Darke County Republican Pig Roast on October 21. It was held in the Coliseum on the Darke County Fairgrounds. And thank you to those 550 people for sharing a beautiful Sunday afternoon with us. And if anyone would like to know who cooked the very very good pig, and that would be City Treasurer Barbara Fee. Great Job Barb. We would like to thank all... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Dr. Gordon Supports Theater for Children
Gordon Orthodontics has generously donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts in support of the 2012/2013 Family Theatre Series.  “We are touched by Dr. Gordon’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children in our community both in his orthodontics practice and by helping provide opportunities for youngsters to learn and grow through the arts,” stated DCCA Executive Director... read more 
East School… Blue Fridays at East, By Bob Robinson
Bob, Here are a few of our photos. November is Diabetes awareness month. Diabetes of Dayton is joining in - in the Wear Blue and Think Blue Fridays. I am very thankful for a staff that supports my family in this way :) Our son Aaron is 17 years old and was diagnosed on March 2, 2010. Although Aaron is under such good control there are many who are not aware, or do not have the family and friends Aaron... read more 
Proud to serve their community, By Bob Robinson
Halloween has come and gone, but not the energy and enthusiasm that goes into two annual events tied to the traditional trick-or-treat of the “ghouls and goblins” world. It’s not the trick-or-treat that I remember… one that involves going out for candy or pranks on Hallowed Eve, but a more civilized one that specifies two hours on the Sunday afternoon preceding Oct. 31. Pranks are frowned upon, but there is... read more 
Edison Community College… George Atkinson Named Chair For 2012 Holiday Evening
Edison is pleased to announce George Atkinson as the Chair of the 2012 15th Annual Holiday Evening to benefit The Edison Fund, which provides scholarships that help make the dream of college possible for many local students. A member of the Piqua community for more than 30 years, Atkinson first joined the Foundation Board three years ago at the urging of past president Dr. Kenneth Yowell and board member Ann Baird. “I was pleased to encourage George to serve on the... read more 
Greenville Fire Department… Avoiding the “silent killer”
Often called “the silent killer,” Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas created when fuels such as wood, fuel oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, propane, and coal burn incompletely.  According to the National Safety Council, 300 deaths a year are due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The dangers of carbon monoxide exposure depend on a number of variables, including the victim... read more 
Chamber of Commerce… Chamber ranked sixth in Ohio for grassroots legislative advocacy
GREENVILLE, Ohio - The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Chamber Action Alliance (CAA) recently announced its current statewide rankings for grassroots legislative advocacy by local chambers. The Ohio Chamber CAA and local chambers across the state equal the largest business grassroots network in Ohio. The Darke County Chamber of Commerce (DCCC) received a ranking of 6 out of 92 chambers in the state.  Chambers accrue points... read more 
Leis earns OAR President’s Sales Award
GREENVILLE - Realtor® Dustin Leis of Leis Realty Co. has been awarded the 2012 “President’s Sales Club” Award of Achievement from the Ohio Association of REALTORS®. Leis is a member of the Darke County Association of REALTORS®, the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® The Ohio Association of REALTORS® officially awarded 1,945 of its... read more 
Darke County was ready for Sandy
The Darke County Office of Homeland Security and Energy Management and the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross had preparations ready for the high winds that were expected with Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately they were not needed. With any severe weather advisory, residents should do a number of things to prepare. Test your generators or make arrangements to stay with relatives or friends that have generators.  Listen to local radio, television, a weather channel or a National Oceanic... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Skipper and Scooter at the Darke County Animal Shelter. They are a male and a female Pug/Corgi mix. They are around 2 years old and have short hair. They are sweet little dogs and love to play. They were found in the Greenville area and are looking for new homes. They will remain small and will make wonderful companions. We have Molly at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 1-˝ year old Great Pyrenees/Lab mix. She is... read more 
Wayne Healthcare Sponsors DCCA’s Family Theatre Series
Wayne Hospital’s recent donation to Darke County Center for the Arts will sponsor the local arts council’s Family Theatre Series. “Wayne Hospital has been a wonderful supporter of the arts for children and families in our community for many years; we greatly appreciate their sponsorship which enables DCCA to bring professional theatre groups to St. Clair Memorial Hall at an affordable ticket cost,” said DCCA Director Julie Strait.... read more 
OSU Extension, Darke County… Late Autumn Hay Harvesting May Affect 2013 Yields, By Same Custer
The drought this year has left most livestock producers with very short forage supplies, so many are cutting hay fields this autumn regardless of the calendar or weather forecast. Hay harvesting across Darke County the past three weeks has led to questions about management guidelines and the impact of late cutting or grazing on forage grass and legume stands. The biggest management concern is with legume stands. Rory Lewandowski and Mark Sulc, OSU Extension, shared in this week’s... read more 
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