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Akron Beacon Journal… White House: Tax hike threat could hurt retailers
November 27, 2012 - 12:36 AM - WASHINGTON: On the heels of record sales over the Black Friday weekend, the White House warned that automatic federal tax increases set for next year could hurt the rest of the holiday shopping season and would likely crimp consumer spending by about $200 billion in 2013. The report released Monday projects that if Congress fails to act and middle-income taxes rise, consumer spending growth could be sliced by 1.7 percentage points and economic ... read more.
State Representative Jim Buchy...Buchy Elected to Leadership Position in Oho House
COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) today was elected by members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus to join House leadership as the assistant majority whip for the 130th General Assembly beginning in January. Rep. Buchy previously served as the assistant majority whip when he was a member of the Ohio House in the late 1990s. The role of the whip and assistant whip is to gauge support for legislation and policy ... read more.
Dayton Business Journal...Report: Free checking at big banks slowly disappearing
by Olivia Barrow, Staff Reporter - Monday, November 19, 2012 - The era of free checking at banks may be ending. Although more than six out of 10 small banks and credit unions still offer free checking, only one-quarter of banks with more than $10 billion in deposits still the service free of charge, according to a survey by the Ohio Public Interest Research Group. Stephen Wilson, chairman and CEO of Lebanon-based LCNB Corp., said he... read more.
Court News Ohio... Ashtabula School Visits Supreme Court for First Time, By Jenna Gant
November 27, 2012 - Sixth grade students from Superior Intermediate School drove about 3.5 hours from Ashtabula for a field trip to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. It’s the first time ever a school from Ashtabula County made the trek to Columbus to visit the Ohio Supreme Court. “The more that they are hearing about what an exciting experience this is and that we’re the first from Ashtabula County, they really are excited. They... read more.
Akron Beacon Journal… Abortions fall to historic low in Ohio, By Rick Armon
November 27, 2012 - Ohio women are having fewer abortions in the state. Induced abortions dropped 12 percent last year, hitting an all-time low since the Ohio Department of Health started tracking them more than 35 years ago. There were 23,250 abortions by state residents in Ohio last year, compared with 26,322 the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the state. Overall, there were 24,764 abortions when out-of-state residents are included. Abortions have fallen in Ohio... read more.
Senator Keith Faber Elected President of the Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS– State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) today was unanimously elected by the Senate Majority Caucus to serve as President of the Ohio Senate for the 130th General Assembly. President-Elect Faber, who was first elected to the Ohio Senate in 2007, has served on the Senate leadership team since 2009 when he was selected as Majority Floor Leader by his colleagues. Currently, Senator Faber... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Rise in Medicaid costs slows
Ohio officials hope that reforms explain why recent spending is $121M less than projected
Reforms of the tax-funded Medicaid program under Gov. John Kasich’s administration might be helping rein in costs for the health-care program that insures 2.4 million poor and disabled Ohioans. According to the latest state financial reports, total Medicaid spending is up 2 percent in the fiscal year that began July 1, but that is 2.4 percent less than projected. More... read more.
The Hill… GOP, Dem lawmakers see room for compromise ahead of fiscal talks
By Alicia M. Cohn - 11/26/12 - As they return to Washington this week, lawmakers from both parties are talking compromise to avoid the impending “fiscal cliff,” showing a willingness to put once inviolable positions on the negotiating table. More senior Republicans distanced themselves from conservative activist Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge this weekend in an apparent effort to signal their willingness to broker a deficit-... read more.
The Hill… With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street, By Kevin Bogardus
11/24/12 - With President Obama's reelection a done deal, headhunters are expecting worn-out administration aides to look for new jobs in the influence industry. Several Obama aides started making post-election plans well before November, holding discussions with executive search firms in Washington as early as this past spring. Their stock has risen since Obama’s victory, but they face a tough job market on K Street, where belt-tightening has become the norm... read more.
Business First… Girl Scout cookies getting new look, by Evan Weese, Web coordinator
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - The Girl Scouts have baked up some changes to their signature cookies. But don’t worry, it’s not the cookies themselves. For the first time in 13 years, the $790-million Girl Scout Cookie Program is rolling out a new package design, showcasing the brand’s identity in a more contemporary look. “The new boxes feature information that’s important to share with people who support Girl Scouting by buying cookies... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - Americans have a grimmer view of the economy since President Obama was elected, although it hasn’t made a dent in their holiday shopping. Many seem more accepting, too, of higher taxes in the future. Fifty percent (50%) of American Adults now believe the economy will be weaker in a year's time. That's a 27-point jump from October and the lowest finding since September of last year. Thirty-six percent (36%) predict the economy will be weaker five years... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury accident on Hwy 36
Bradford - On November 24, 2012 at approximately 1:37 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Bradford Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to the 9100 Blk. of US36 in reference to a single vehicle roll over accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Jeep Liberty, driven by Bobby Copeland (42) of Arcanum, was eastbound on US36.  Copeland's vehicle went off the left side of the road and drove up an embankment.  Copeland's vehicle then overturned and rolled back down the... read more.
The Hill… Businesses demand debt-limit hike as part of deal on ‘fiscal cliff’
By Peter Schroeder - 11/23/12 - Businesses want Washington to increase the U.S. debt limit as part of a package to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” thus averting two crises in one go. But conservative Republican lawmakers would cry foul. For, while corporate America wants to head off market turmoil and the economic uncertainty that debt-limit drama might bring, Republicans want to use the threat of a debt-limit standoff to extract the biggest spending cuts possible. The Treasury Department says the... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Why did 81 voters cast ballots twice?
Some could face charges, Hamilton County officials say - Nov 21, 2012 - Eighty-one Hamilton County voters cast more than one ballot in the Nov. 6 election, a fact that could leave some facing legal charges, officials said Tuesday. The disclosure that some people voted twice in this month’s presidential election came as the Hamilton County Board of Elections agreed to count nearly 15,000 provisional and absentee ballots, potentially changing the outcome on several local ballot measures... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Critical injury accident on 118
On November 22, 2012 at approximately 1:38 AM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire Department, and Ansonia Rescue were dispatched to the 11,600 block of State Route 118 on a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a green 1999 Chevy Blazer, driven by Angel Nicely, 20, Rossburg, Ohio was north bound on State Route 118. Angel lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn several times on the roadway and in the ditch. Angel was ejected from the vehicle before it ... read more.
Court News Ohio… Former Attorney General Dann’s Law License Suspended , By Dennis Whalen
November 20, 2012 The law license of former Ohio Attorney General Marc E. Dann has been suspended for six months for engaging in conduct that resulted in his conviction on misdemeanor criminal counts of soliciting improper compensation and filing false financial disclosure statements during his tenure as attorney general. In a 7-0 per curiam opinion announced today, the Supreme Court of Ohio adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline that Dann “engaged in conduct that.. read more.
The Hill… Boehner tightens grip on rank and file to maximize power in 'fiscal cliff' talks, By Molly K. Hooper - 11/20/12 - Speaker John Boehner is tightening his grip on the House Republican Conference weeks before an anticipated vote on a deficit deal. The Ohio Republican has smoothed over differences with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), expanded his powers on the panel that doles out plum committee assignments, shot down a challenge to his earmark moratorium and worked behind the scenes to ensure that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) would win her leadership contest... read more.
Greenville City Police… Male Subject arrested following search warrant
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at approximately 4:38 p.m., the Greenville Police Department and the Darke County Special Response Team assisted the Union City, Indiana Police Department in the execution of a search warrant at 316 Tecumseh St. in Greenville. The search warrant stemmed from an investigation conducted by the Union City, Indiana Police Department for alleged Sexual Misconduct... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Spencer expresses his gratitude
Sheriff Toby L. Spencer would like to express his gratitude to the citizens of Darke County for recent “timely and accurate” crime tips.  Over the past several weeks there have been multiple arrests of persons who were observed at the scene of rural burglaries in Darke County.  It is because of these reports that Deputies have been able to respond to the area on four separate occasions.  As a result, the responsible... read more.
Darke County Economic Development… UC Coalition receives US EPA Grant
Site Specific Assessment Grant Funds Will Support Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites Contaminated with Hazardous Substances and Petroleum, and Play Key Role in Regional Redevelopment Efforts; Cross-State Grant Collaboration May Be First of a Kind. UNION CITY – The Union City Coalition (the Coalition) is pleased to announce that it has received a U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Brownfield Site-Specific Assessment Grant, for Brownfield sites in Randolph County, Indiana and... read more.
Darke County’s Most Wanted… Three fugitives added; robbery suspects still being sought
Darke County Crime Stoppers has added 3 new fugitives to the Most Wanted list. They are: Gregory Bowling, Wanted for Failure to Appear, Parole Violation, Age 30. Last know area: Greenville, OH or Dayton, OH or Lewisburg, OH. Joey (Joseph) Mogle, Wanted for Aggravated Arson, Age 22. Last known area: Greenville, OH or Arcanum, OH. Aaron Sturgill, Wanted for Trafficking Cocaine, Breaking and Entering, Age 27. Last... read more.
One injured in single vehicle accident
Ansonia -  On November 20, 2012 at approximately 1443 P.M. Darke County deputies, Ansonia P.D. and Ansonia Fire and Rescue were dispatched to SR118 just north of the Ansonia Village limits in reference to a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1996 Chevy S-10, driven by Robert Christman (62) of Greenville, was southbound on SR118 and veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a large metal sign... read more.
Darke County Economic Development… Area Superintendents Visit Midmark and Crown
Companies and school officials discuss opportunities for students, forging new partnerships
VERSAILLES- School district superintendents from two states, four counties, and twelve different school districts came together recently to meet with area business as a part of Darke County’s workforce development initiative.  The effort is led by the county’s collaborative economic development effort known as Partnering for... read more.
The Columbus Dispatch… Ohio unemployment rate: 6.9%, By Mark Williams
Although still high, a rate back below 7% could be a psychological boost, some say.
Saturday November 17, 2012 - Ohio’s recovery from deep recession has hit two milestones. For the first time since the summer of 2008, the state’s unemployment rate is less than 7 percent and the number of unemployed workers has dropped below 400,000. October’s jobless rate was 6.9 percent, down from a revised 7.1 percent in September, according to the Ohio... read more.
Kasich, Taylor Block Obamacare in Ohio
COLUMBUS, OH - Governor Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor acted courageously on behalf of all Ohioans by choosing not to move forward operating a healthcare insurance exchange in Ohio after three years of moving deadlines, arbitrary timetables and overly restrictive federal regulatory mandates concerning healthcare exchanges created under Obamacare. "This is a state's issue and Governor Kasich and Lt. Governor Taylor are sending a strong message to the federal government... read more.
Veterans Day… Mississinawa Valley students honor Vets, By Kara Jessup, CNO Teen Reporter
“Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes. He stays up for days on end. You take a warm shower to help you wake up. He goes days or weeks without running water…” You are a civilian. He is a soldier. On Monday Nov. 12th, Mississinawa Valley held a Veteran’s Day assembly to honor those men and women who have served or are currently serving for our country. An estimated... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Airlines to face pilot shortage with new rules
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - New federal mandates requiring pilots to have six times the current minimum of experience may trigger the most serious pilot shortage since the 1960s for U.S. airlines, just as thousands of pilots begin reaching the industry's mandatory retirement age of 65, according to Pacific Business News. The Wall Street Journal also reports the federal mandates will require all newly-hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of flight experience, which will increase the cost and time it... read more.
Court News Ohio… Victims of Attorney Theft Received $930,000 in Fiscal Year 2012, By Bret Crow
November 8, 2012 - In Fiscal Year 2012, the Clients’ Security Fund of Ohio awarded nearly $930,000 for 175 claims of attorney theft, according to the fund’s annual report released today. The claims eligible for reimbursement resulted from the dishonest conduct of 60 attorneys. The fund’s Board of Commissioners also determined that four attorney fee applications were eligible for reimbursement of $1,030 in attorney fees. “As indicated in this report, the... read more.
The Hill… Obama gives no hint if he will lean to center or left during second term
By Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes - 11/15/12 - Saying, “I didn’t get reelected to bask in reelection. I got elected to do work,” President Obama on Wednesday set out his stall for the first months of his second term. But he gave no clear hint about whether he would tack to the left or to the center now that he has run his last election campaign. On several big issues, including the fiscal cliff, immigration reform and climate change, the president’s comments at his first press conference since... read more.
Toledo Blade… Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced, By Kate Giammarise
Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January - Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets. Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Process of drawing legislative and congressional maps may change, by Jim Siegel
November 12, 2012  - Issue 2 is dead, buried deep by Ohio voters last week. But over and over again, opponents of the redistricting plan, be they Republicans or editorial-page writers, noted that their opposition was not based on the belief that the current system of drawing legislative and congressional districts is good. In fact, most acknowledged that it remains badly in need of an overhaul. Among them is Secretary of State Jon Husted, who for years as a state legislator and now as the state’s... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… What businesses need to know about Obamacare, by Olivia Barrow
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - In the wake of the presidential election two things are now certain for businesses: President Barack Obama is here to stay, and so is Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act is one of the biggest issues looming over businesses as they look into the next year. The Dayton Business Journal asked Kim Wilcoxon, a partner with Thompson Hine in southwest Ohio, how businesses... read more.
Greenville Police Department… Armed Robbery at Fairgrounds Drive-Thru
On November 13, 2012 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Greenville Police Department received a 911 phone call from the an employee at the Fairgrounds Drive­Thru, 1207 Sweitzer St., advising he had just been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male suspect.  During the robbery the suspect displayed a handgun and had the clerk place an undetermined amount of cash in a black plastic bag and then ordered... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury accident breaks gas line, shuts down 127
On November 13, 2012 at 5:22 am Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue and New Madison Fire Department responded to a single vehicle injury accident at US 127 north of Hogpath Road, Greenville Ohio. Preliminary investigation revealed a red 1998 Ford sedan was traveling north bound on US 127 drove off the right side of the roadway striking an above ground gas line. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jesse Simpson, 24, of West Alexandria Ohio. Simpson was transported... read more.… Private Sector Troubled, Bailing Out After Obama Win
Posted 11/12/2012 - The National Manufacturers Association forecasts 6 million layoffs and an 11% unemployment rate as a result of Obama's pending tax hikes and regulatory siege. Starting with Pepsi, some 4,000 layoffs have been announced in the wake of the election. Boeing has announced it will lay off 10% of its white collar work force, costing thousands of jobs. Caterpillar is laying off 100 as it shuts a plant in Minnesota. The coal industry is particularly hard hit and its executives have made clear... read more.
ABC6 On Your Side… Gov. Kasich Promotes Job Readiness Program To Teens
COLUMBUS -- Ohio Governor John Kasich is making a push to teach high school students how to get a job after they graduate. Governor Kasich visited with juniors from Mifflin High School Thursday, discussing the "Road to Readiness" program that gives students real-world access to leading businesses and professionals to gain insight into future careers. "When people go to school, they ought to be taking something that prepares them for a job, " Governor Kasich said. "I absolutely believe that over... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Multiple injury accident at Hwy 36 & Arcanum Bears Mill
Greenville - On November 11, 2012 at 11:54 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue were dispatch to US36 and Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident.  Due to the amount of injuries reported Greenville Township Rescue was also dispatched for mutual aid. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Buick, driven by Donnie D. Baker (77) of Greenville, was northbound on Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. and had stopped at the... read more.
Ctr for Constitutional Law… Legal Center moves to prevent state from enforcing precious metals law
Regulations prohibit advertising and impose warrantless searches - Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved in federal court to immediately enjoin the state from enforcing the "Ohio Precious Metals Dealers Act," against Ohio coin dealers threatened with criminal sanction for advertising their businesses, and sweeping warrantless searches of their business records and properties without probable cause. The legal action is filed on behalf of Liberty Coins, a... read more.
Common Core Standards… Next Generation Educational Standards to be more rigorous
By Bob Robinson -  “It will be a public relations nightmare,” said Dave Shellhaas of the Darke County Educational Service Center. “We will take a hit.” In last year’s ranking – statewide – 23 percent of public school districts achieved Excellent with Distinction, 41 percent Excellent, 28 percent Effective, 6 percent Continuous Improvement, 1.8 percent Academic Watch and 0.2 percent... read more.
Court News Ohio… Two Incumbent Supreme Court Justices Defeated in General Election
By Bret Crow - November 7, 2012 - For the first time in 40 years, two incumbent Ohio Supreme Court justices lost in the same election, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s General Election. Justices Robert R. Cupp and Yvette McGee Brown were defeated by former 11th District Court of Appeals Judge William O’Neill and Butler County Domestic Relations Court Judge Sharon L. Kennedy, respectively. Judge Kennedy will fulfill the unexpired term of that seat on the bench and will... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Investing advice: No need to panic, by Olivia Barrow
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Weak third quarter earnings reports and uncertainty caused by the upcoming election are weighing down the stock market, but there’s no reason to panic, a local investment expert says. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down by as much as 232.8 points Tuesday in mid-afternoon trading, falling 1.74 percent to 13,113.09. Some big stocks that were down in the early... read more.
Ohio ranked second in Site Selection’s 2012 ranking of state business climates
In its 2012 Top State Business Climate Rankings, Site Selection magazine ranked Ohio second — up seven places from last year, the magazine reports. Ohio is the only state in this year's top 10 ranking from the Midwest region. The publication’s business climate ranking is “based 50 percent on a survey of corporate site selectors” and 50 percent on the following five criteria: the state’s placement in the magazine’s most recent Governor’s Cup ranking, its Competitiveness Ranking and its projects logged into the publication’s New Plant Database, as well as the “Tax Foundation and KPMG’s Location Matters analysis of state tax burdens,” the article said. For the full story, click here
Politico… John Boehner: No tax hike on top earners, By: Jake Sherman
November 5, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio — You want to know how unbending Speaker John Boehner is on tax increases? He’s not willing to even consider hiking taxes on people making more than $1 million — something that’s been floated in the past as a possible compromise by members of both parties. “We’re not raising taxes on small-business people,” Boehner told POLITICO during an interview in an Italian restaurant here. “Ernst and Young has made this clear: It’s going to cost... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Survey: Most like their doctor, but fret about health care outlook
by Laura Englehart - Monday, October 22, 2012 - A recent survey finds that nearly 80 percent of adult patients like their physicians, but many disapprove of the direction of health care. The survey, conducted this past summer by The Physicians Foundation, polled more than 2,200 people 18 and older and concluded that, of those who visited a doctor at least once in the past year, 79 percent were “very satisfied... read more.
Election 2012… State issues fail, Statehouse doesn’t change, By Bob Robinson
 “When it was only 71 percent for Romney, I knew we had lost Ohio. What a sinking feeling it is… what is wrong with the American people?” This comment summarized the feelings of one Romney supporter as presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not do as well in Darke County as expected. Another Romney supporter wrote on Wednesday morning: “With two real choices at our disposal, ‘We... read more.
Election 2012... Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States
BREAKING: At 11:16 CBS News called Ohio for President Barack Obama. Obama has been re-elected President of the United States. Associated Press and Fox News also called the vote for Obama. As of 11 p.m. the race was down to Ohio, Virginia & Florida. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney needed all three. Democrat President Barack Obama needed only one of the three. Obama got Ohio. As... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Holiday hiring boom expected in Dayton, by Olivia Barrow
Monday, November 5, 2012 - Retailers across the country are gearing up for the holiday shopping season by increasing inventory and adding staff. And that's expected to translate into a boom in the number of local temporary jobs. Between the Dayton area's three shopping malls alone — The Mall at Fairfield Commons, The Dayton Mall and The Greene — about 2,200 jobs will be added, according to local officials. That’s anywhere from a 20 to 40 percent staff increase, depending on the mall... read more.
Christian Science Monitor… Polls show a dead heat. So why so many predictions of an Obama win?
By Liz Marlantes - November 5, 2012 - Among pundits and prognosticators – as well as the public at large – there's an expectation that President Obama will win reelection, despite the fact that the race is still a virtual tie, nationally. Is it just us, or does it seem like some of the suspense has leaked out of this campaign? In the final hours before Election Day, the mindset among the chattering class seems to have shifted from: "This thing is too close to call, it’s right down to the wire, a real nailbiter," to... read more.
Living the Dream… The Dream is Alive and well!, By Lyn Bliss
Bob Robinson tends to give me great titles in his comments to me. When he received the picture of Paul Ryan and me, he sent back, “The dream is alive and well!” That seemed to be an appropriate title for this last installment of the most exciting year I have ever lived! As this is being written, the polls are 18+ hours away from opening.  It has been a demanding campaign. As I said to a friend, “This old broad is exhausted!” At the same time, this... read more.
Upstart Business Journal… Jobs rise, but so does unemployment rate, by Kent Bernhard, Jr.
November 2, 2012 - Unemployment numbers released this morning gave both President Barack Obama and his rival, Mitt Romney, ammunition for the final weekend of the campaign. Employers added 171,000 jobs in October, a better-than-expected number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate, though, ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent, after a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Economists had expected... read more.
Search Warrant at Michael’s Clocks
On 11-02-12 at 4:31pm, officers from Greenville Police Department and Darke County Sheriffs Office conducted a search warrant at Michael’s Clocks located at 601 S. Broadway. The search was conducted to search for items take from a burglary occurring in the early morning hours of November 2, 2012 and Wal-Mart thefts/gift card scam. Items were recovered from the burglary and other evidence. No arrests made at this time and the case remains open to investigations.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? How to tell who's winning Ohio on election night
By Stephen Koff, Plain Dealer Washington Bureau Chief - November 04, 2012 - WASHINGTON — When political strategists talk about Ohio’s Republican comfort zone, they often point to Butler and Warren, neighboring conservative counties just north of Cincinnati. President Barack Obama will lose there. You can bank on it. So why on earth will Greg Schultz, Obama’s Ohio campaign director, keep an eye on these southwestern Ohio counties once the polls close Tuesday... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… In Marietta, Ryan blasts Obama as a fear monger, By Joe Hallett
Sunday November 4, 2012 - MARIETTA, Ohio — In the frenetic final days of the presidential campaign, GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan yesterday beseeched voters to pause and contemplate what’s at stake. Speaking in a half-filled auditorium at Marietta College, as 1,200 chanted “Three more days,” Ryan assailed President Barack Obama for making the campaign about “small things” at a time when voters face a monumental decision... read more.
Sandy’s Devastation: An Overview… Damage assessed, rebuilding begins from Sandy
By Kara Jessup, CNO Teen Correspondent - As the second costliest hurricane in recorded history, according to CBS News, wrapped up its damaging trek from the East Coast into the Midwest, people began assessing the damage and beginning the long road to recovery. On Oct. 22, Hurricane Sandy started in Jamaica developing from an elongated tropical wave near the Caribbean Sea. It traveled through Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Midmark investing $1.5M in Versailles expansion, by Olivia Barrow
Friday, November 2, 2012 - Midmark Corp. is investing $1.5 million into expanding its Versailles facility. The medical equipment manufacturer announced in May it would move its executive offices to Dayton and add 100,000 square feet to its Versailles campus at 60 Vista Drive. Sydney-based Ferguson Construction won the contract, according to a Miami County building permit. A spokesperson for Ferguson confirmed the... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Storm affects presidential race, By Joe Vardon
Tuesday October 30, 2012 - AVON LAKE, Ohio — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both face dangers as they attempt to steer their ships between superstorm Sandy and the race for the White House, which ends one week from today. “It’s the classic double-edged sword of governing,” University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato said. The national political expert’s state is key for both campaigns and was directly affected by the storm... read more.
Darke County Crime Stoppers… “Unknowns” Added to the Most Wanted Fugitive List
Darke County Crime Stoppers has added two new Most Wanted fugitives, the two “unknowns” who are believed to be involved in two recent robberies. “These guys are suspects in recent robberies in Greenville area. A cash reward is currently available, but may be increased and made public within a few days.” In addition, current Most Wanted fugitives include: Stacy Denham, 31, for Theft from... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted… Election Day confusion on provisional ballots stayed by court
Third consecutive ruling upholding Secretary of State - COLUMBUS – Regarding today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay in SEIU v. Husted, see attached, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted: “With six days to go before Election Day, I am pleased that the Court has granted a stay in this case so that I can give the 88 county boards of elections the clear direction they need on the rules for processing provisional... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Armed Robbery at Parkside Beverage Dock
On 11/01/12 at approximately 8:15p.m., the Greenville Police Department received a 911 call from the Parkside Beverage Dock at 511 Memorial Dr. in reference to an armed robbery. During the robbery, the suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and 3 cartons of Marlboro Red Cigarettes. A handgun was displayed and the cashier was tied up but physically unharmed. The suspects left on foot westbound from the business... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Daytime Burglar Suspects Arrested
On November 1, 2012 at about 2:35 PM, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call from a resident reporting a burglary in progress in the 3500 block of Hollansburg-Tampico Road near Glen Karn, which is located in the southwest portion of Darke County.  The resident reported that they heard a knock on their front door but did not answer the door.  Moments later, the resident was confronted by an unknown female suspect who let herself into... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle announces Funding for Technology-Based Jobs
Over $500,000 to Grow Advanced Manufacturing and Tech-Based Startups COLUMBUS— State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) announced today that the state Controlling Board has approved the use of funds to advance initiatives that are focused on improving technology and innovation in the Miami Valley. More than $500,000 in state grants will be split between the University of Dayton and the Dayton, Miami Valley Entrepreneurs Center. The University of Dayton will receive $250,000 to advance... read more.
Economic Development Office… Darke County CIC Expands - Expansion enables P4P effort to better tackle workforce development initiative, By Marc Saluk, Director
DARKE COUNTY- The Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the governing board of the county’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, has announced the addition of five new seats on the board and several other recent personnel changes. According to officials, the changes are designed to better enable P4P... read more.
Court News Ohio… 9/11 Hero Speaks to Ohio’s Law Enforcement Officers, By Jenna Gant
October 26, 2012 - Jason Thomas, a former marine who was instrumental in the heroic rescue of two New York Port Authority Officers on September 11, 2001, gave the opening remarks at the 2012 Law Enforcement Conference in Columbus on October 25. The two-day conference gathered Ohio’s state, county, and municipal law enforcement officers to talk about an array of subjects challenging today’s officers. It featured 30 educational workshops on topics including officer-involved shooting... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Ohio's nightmare voting scenario, by Barry M. Horstman
ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: Provisional ballots might put a kink in Election Day - Oct 25, 2012 - A new Ohio program intended to make voting easier could keep the presidential election in doubt until late November if the national outcome hinges on the state’s 18 electoral votes. Under Secretary of State Jon Husted’s initiative to send absentee ballot applications to nearly 7 million registered voters across Ohio, more than 800,000 people so far have asked for but not yet completed an absentee... read more.
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