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Darke County Juvenile Court… Whittaker featured at Second Juvenile Justice Issues seminar
On October 23, the Darke County Juvenile Court sponsored its second annual Juvenile Justice Issues Seminar at the Greenville Elks Lodge.  The seminar was attended by 80 local law enforcement, service providing agencies, and school officials.  The topics for the seminar included local drug abuse issues, human trafficking, and school shooters. Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker of the Darke County Sheriff Department presented on local current trends... read more 
Greenville DAR, VFW Auxiliary… Operation Bundle of Joy Donations Delivered
Recent donations to Operation Bundle of Joy Baby Shower were delivered to the Dayton VA Medical Center. Pictured are Women Veteran Program Manager Maritha Trass,  Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR Regent Chris Nehring, VA Rep Mark Frazee, DAR and VFW member... read more 
Beggars Night… Ghouls, Goblins & Shirley Temple, By Bob Robinson
From babes in arms wearing OSU cheerleading costumes to adults with scars, chainsaws or one eye missing, ghouls, ghosts and goblins invaded the streets of South Broadway Thursday night in a scene vaguely reminiscent of “The Night of the Living Dead.” The difference of course was the movie wanderers wanted victims and the South Broadway wanderers wanted candy. One of the... read more 
Difficult Year for Farmers Continues, by Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The difficult year continues for Darke County farmers.  Rain events throughout the county last week and the northern part of the county this week are making it difficult for farmers to complete a harvest that was once thought to be the earliest completed in many years. It does appear that 80% of the soybeans have been harvested, a higher percent to the south and less to the north.  Corn is around 60% harvested. Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension and Professor, reported this week in the... read more 
Kiwanis of Greenville… Lt. Gov. McCormick inducts new officers
Roy Haines congratulated for years of service as Ki-Yak editor - Kiwanis Division 3 Lt. Gov. Bill McCormick recently presented awards for service and congratulations for election to new officers for Kiwanis of Greenville 2012-2013. A special commendation was presented to Roy Haines for more than 20 years of service as Ki-Yak editor, the monthly newsletter of the club. To the surprise and... read more 
Greenville High School...Supply Chain Management Students Participate in Job Shadowing
Recently, the Supply Chain Management program at Greenville High School's Career Tech Program took part in a 1/2 day job shadowing experience. Job shadowing involves contacting businesses to find a willing Mentor, visiting a business for 1/2 day and asking lots of questions! The Supply Chain students were excited about the opportunity and found tremendous learning locations and wonderful mentors for their first job shadow experience... read more 
Historic Bears Mill... “Art at the Mill” hosts collage artist Marsha Pippenger
The diverse work of collagist Marsha Pippenger will be on display at historic Bear's Mill through Sunday, November 25. The exhibit opens Friday, October 26 with a reception that offers light appetizers and wine from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. “An art form which has been around for centuries, collage is created when an artist glues paper and other materials to a rigid support; Marsha's work could be called 'paper paintings,' as she uses paper instead of paints to... read more 
Leis earns OAR President’s Sales Award
GREENVILLE - Realtor® Don Leis of Leis Realty Co. has been awarded the 2012 “President’s Sales Club” Award of Excellence 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 members “President’s Sales... read more 
Darke County GOP Women attend OFRW Fall Conference, By Lyn Bliss
COLUMBUS – “What a wonderful event it was. To be able to have the honorable Mia Love as our featured speaker was fantastic. We were able to work with the Romney campaign to bring her here for our event. This also allowed her to attend other Ohio functions while she was here to speak at our event. We believed it was a win-win situation.” said Lyn Bliss, Vice-president and program chair for... read more 
Greenville High School… Financial Specialist training program
Greenville High School senior Financial Specialist students have the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience through the Alumni Shop. Students select products to sell, determine prices, and keep inventory for the shop. Shop manager, Justin Helmer, had this reaction to his recent appointment to the position, “I believe this is a great opportunity to get work experience on how to run a business.” “It is a really good way to help us.... read more 
HandsOn West Central Ohio… Share your Lifetime of Experience
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience.  Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through the RSVP/HandsOn West Central Ohio volunteer program in Darke County. With the RSVP program older adults aged 55 and better choose how and where to serve and also the amount of time you want to give.  We help you find the opportunity that’s just right for you to not only help others but help yourself, because volunteering also leads to new discoveries and new friends... read more 
Republican Women’s Club… “October Occasion” featured many American-made products
By Lyn Bliss - GREENVILLE – “What a great evening we had, Youniques supplied wonderful fashions!” said Darke County Republican Women’s Club President Sally Zeiter regarding the club’s recent “October Occasion” evening. Featured among the fashions from Youniques were many “Made in America” products. A wide range of styles were featured – from casual to dressy – modeled by club members: Darke County Commissioner Diane... read more 
Greenville High School… Supply Chain Management Students Tour Treaty Supply
Treaty Supply general manager, Lisa Hesson, hosted the Greenville CTC Supply Chain Management program on Friday, October 5th. As a part of SCM's educational goals, the group toured the facility while gaining a more thorough understanding of the supply chain process. While on tour the students experienced the overall business process for this local company. They were able to speak with the warehouse manager, general... read more 
Youth for Christ… Bob Evans participates in YFC Fundraiser
You are probably going to eat some food next weekend right? We are hoping you'd be willing to spread the word, and possibly participate in an opportunity to help fund the mission of YFC. The entire weekend of October 26-28 (6am to 10pm), Greenville Bob Evans will donate 15% of every sale to Youth for Christ where the purchaser presents a copy of the attached flier to the clerk at check out.  (2 fliers are on the page for ease of printing)  Would you please share this information and... read more 
Preliminary District and School Report Card Data
Local Schools Effective or Above - Additional preliminary district, traditional school, community school, and STEM school results on Ohio’s 2011-2012 state tests and several related measures were released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education. The updated spreadsheet includes preliminary district/school ratings, performance index and attendance rate information. During... read more 
DAR, VFW Auxiliary… Operation Bundle of Joy a Success
Fort GreeneVille Chapter along with VFW Post 7262 Ladies Auxiliary hosted Operation Bundle of Joy public baby shower.  Approx. 236 items were donated and will be taken to the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It was wonderful to see the support from the community. Operation Bundle of Joy is a maternity support program by the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The program has been... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Rumpke Donates to Scentral Park
Rumpke Waste Removal and Recycling Systems recently made a donation to the Darke County Friends of the Shelter for Scentral Park, the community’s dog park which is being constructed south of the Animal Shelter. Friends of the Shelter is a 501©3 non-profit group. Donations are still being accepted to complete the dog park, purchase amenities and provide upkeep through the years. Any donation of... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Breast Cancer Awareness Display at Library
The Greenville Public Library is hosting a very special Breast Cancer Awareness display this month.  Debb Summers, a popular hairdresser at Creations Hair Studio in Greenville, is sharing a photo journal of her experience with breast cancer.  The pictures were taken at key points during her treatment by friend and professional photographer Shelley Miller.  Information and materials from Wayne... read more 
25 Advisory Members Attend Greenville Career Tech Fall Advisory Meeting
The Automotive Program at Greenville High School Career Tech Center held its Fall Advisory Committee Meeting on October 2, 2012. The main agenda topic was the new NATEF Accreditation and how this will impact GHS. Mr. Anderson explained in detail the new standards and then opened the floor to discussion on what areas of ASE tasks need to be taught above the minimum standards in... read more 
Darke County Visitors Bureau… State Tourism organization recognizes county efforts
DUBLIN, OH (October 11, 2012) – The Darke County Visitors Bureau was presented with two RUBY (Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance) Citations of Excellence Awards during the Ohio Travel Association’s annual Conference on Tourism in Dublin, Ohio on October 11, 2012. The first award presented to the bureau was in the Visitor Guide Category, with a budget of less than $300,000. “It is a huge honor to... read more 
Darke OSU Extension Darke County… Tax Implications for Farmers to Consider, By Sam Custer
Ohio and other Midwestern states were hit hard by the 2012 drought. With reported yields as low as 7 bushels to the acre for corn, many farmers will be relying on insurance and disaster payments to make ends meet. Due to the severity of this year’s drought, many farmers will be receiving a sizable insurance check which might put them in a unique tax bind. David Marrison, Associate Professor of The Ohio State University, reports that generally, farmers who use the cash accounting method must... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts... BASF gives to Arts in Education
BASF has recently donated funds to sponsor Darke County Center for the Arts’ (DCCA) 2012-2013 Arts in Education program. “BASF has been a loyal supporter of the arts for many years; their commitment to expanding the education of our students through the arts is very much appreciated,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. The Greenville, Ohio plant produces coatings for the... read more 
Booher Committee awards over $15K to Versailles area non-profits
Grants were recently awarded from the Ruth and Emerson Booher Committee Advised Fund for Versailles, Ohio of The Dayton Foundation. To qualify these groups needed to be 501C3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit citizens within the Versailles, Ohio area. A total amount of $15,500 was awarded. Recipients were: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Co, Inc, Kinder Korner Preschool, Versailles... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Arcanum Newspapers at Library
The Greenville Public Library recently acquired a wonderful resource for the Genealogy Room. Brothers Publishing Company, who publishes The Early Bird newspaper every week, has loaned the Library 74 roles of microfilm. This microfilm contains newspapers from the Arcanum area dating back to 1899. The earliest paper is the Arcanum Times which ran from May 11, 1899 through December, 1968 (missing 1961). There are two years... read more 
Edison Community College… Hundreds pack Edison Gym For Annual College Fair
The gymnasium of Edison was packed Tuesday, Oct. 9, with hundreds of high school, college and prospective students who gathered to meet with the approximately 50 colleges and universities from throughout the region at the annual College Fair. The annual event, which brings schools from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana, provides students with the opportunity to talk with advisors about tuition, job placement rates for majors... read more 
Edison Community College… National Medical Assisting Recognition Week
Faculty, staff and students enrolled in the Medical Assistant program at Edison will join thousands across the country the week of Oct. 15 for Medical Assistants Recognition Week, recognizing the valuable contributions these members of the health care community provide on a daily basis. The series of events is sponsored by the Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), which provides professionals with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities... read more 
Darke County League of Women Voters… Candidates Night, Tour of Homes topics of October meeting
Candidates Night, planned for Monday, October 22 from 7 to 9 p.m at the American Legion, was the topic for the October meeting of the League of Women Voters of Darke County.  This fall candidates will be running for the district offices of State Representaative, and Ohio Appellate Court Judgeships. Candidates for each of the district offices will have time to introduce themselves and then will have an opportunity to answer questions submitted by the members of the audience.  League members will also... read more 
Friends of the Greenville Library... Used Book Sale helps library improvements
Friends of the Greenville Public Library met in September to review the good things that have come out of their spring annual used book sale and the great support of individual, family and corporate members. The new security system now being put in place is one of those good things that Friends had a part in… The new tables and chairs and the theater system in the third floor Conference Room as well as several permanent bulletin... read more 
Living the Dream, Part 2… Driving in the Romney Motorcade, By Lyn Bliss
A firsthand experience inside a Presidential campaign - “Going to the Republican Convention was VERY exciting -- but today starts something that, to me, is even more exciting... will be leaving soon to drive in the Romney motorcade as Gov. Romney visits Ohio. Will be with them until late Thursday. It will be something to be where the inside of a Presidential campaign can be experienced... read more 
Greenville Career Tech Center… Tech Center welcomes local Business Partners
Chamber President Sharon Deschambeau presents information on customer service to juniors and seniors in the Supply Chain Management program at Greenville High School’s Career Tech Center on September 17 Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a 2-year education program offered in Greenville High School's Career Technical Center. The SCM program prepares students to move into a 2 or 4 year... read more 
Bridges to College… GHS College Club visits Sinclair College
(GREENVILLE) About 25 Greenville High School juniors recently visited Sinclair Community College as part of the College Club. While at Sinclair, the students learned about admissions requirements as well as tips for selecting careers and majors. They then toured the Dayton campus before eating lunch there. The Greenville High School College Club, a joint effort between the GHS Guidance Office... read more 
Prairie Days… The Pioneers who Tamed Darke County, By Bob Robinson
“You’re not going to take a picture to send to China so they can copy and sell it here in Ohio, are you?” “Well, uh, no… but I do intend to put it on the Internet.” He grinned and said, “that’s okay… I was just fooling with you.” He held the carving up close so I could get a shot. “Does that happen a lot?” He shrugged his shoulders, then said that once in the past a photo was taken of one of his carvings… it appeared on the market months later... read more 
OSU Extension... Fall Fertility and 4-R Fertilizer Stewardship Reminders
Sam Custer, Extension Educator - The goals of 4R Nutrient Stewardship strategies are to maximize economic productivity and limit offsite nutrient losses that cost both the grower pocketbook and society. The 4 R’s include: ‘right’ rate to meet crop needs and minimize offsite movement, ‘right’ source selected for location and timing of application, ‘right’ time based on source and crop needs and ‘right’ placement so the nutrients are available to the crop and stay on site. The 4 Rights are interconnected and... read more 
Cancer Assn of Darke County... Memorial 5k Walk/Run held in honor of Dale Allen Tester
On August 18, 2012 the Family and Friends of Dale Allen Tester held a memorial 5k Walk/Run in honor of Dale and on what would have been Dale's 53rd Birthday. Dale passed away on March 26, 2012 due to complications from Melanoma Skin Cancer. Proceeds from Dale's Memorial 5k were split 50/50 between the Cancer Association of Darke County and the Melanoma Research Foundation. The Family and Friends of Dale Alle... read more 
Greenville Career Tech Center… Careers with Children, GLC combine for success
This year there are 25 students enrolled in Careers with Children. The students who are enrolled in this program plan, create, and implement lesson plans in the preschool lab. The students in this class are learning all about Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards and how to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans. Every week the students create lesson plans in the following areas: Math... read more 
Edison Community College… Edison Honors Society Seeks Used Books for Sale
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Edison Community College is requesting donations of books, movies and music for the organization’s upcoming third annual used book sale. The organization is asking for donations of books in good, clean condition covering a variety of topics including family friendly paperbacks, hard backs, textbooks, recipe books, Christian fiction and non-fiction such as Love Inspired, religious books, children’s literature and various fiction and non-fiction books... read more 
Tom’s Club memberships benefit FISH Choice Pantry
Tom Wetzel of Arcanum is the owner/operator of “Tom’s Club”, a nostalgia shop located at 104 West George Street in downtown Arcanum that offers a variety of locally-purchased antiques, collectibles, and practical-use items.  Wetzel says he selected the name of the shop as a spoof on a well-known members-only buying club.  Visitors to the shop are asked to provide a “one-time only, lifetime membership fee of just 25 cents” that Wetzel has... read more 
Darke County Parks… Volunteers needed for Candlelight Dinners
Are you interested in assisting with the Candlelight Dinners on the Prairie in the Log House?   We are in need of volunteers to donate food, cook over the hearth and lots more!  The dates for the 2012 dinners are Friday, October 19th at 6PM, Saturday, October 27th at 6PM, and Saturday, November 10th at 5PM. For the Candlelight Dinners we are in need of the following items: venison, ham, turkey, green beans, corn, rice, onions, carrots, tomato paste, chicken broth, Apple Cider and Sparkling Cider... read more 
Edison Community College… Phi Theta Kappa wants used books
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Edison Community College is requesting donations of good, clean used books, movies and music. If you have old books in good, clean condition that you want to clear out, Phi Theta Kappa would like to have them for their third used book sale. They also need music and movies. They are looking for family friendly paperbacks, hard backs, textbooks, recipe books, Christian books such as the Amish fiction, Love Inspired and other books and religious... read more 
OSU Extension Darke County... Soybean Harvest Losses and Beef and Dairy Outlooks
By Sam Custer, Extension Educator - Laura Lindsley, OSU Extension Specialist, reports the extreme weather conditions this growing season are affecting soybean harvest.  Soybean plants are shorter than normal resulting in pods that are closer to the ground.  Additionally, some Ohio growers are also noticing soybean pod shattering during harvest.  Shattering is more likely to occur when pods are formed under drought conditions and re-wet later in the season.  Short plants and shattering... read more  
Big Brothers Big Sisters… Darke County United Way Highlights Impact of Mentoring
September 10, 2012 marked the official campaign kickoff for the Darke County United Way.  During this time the local United Way likes to feature human interest stories emphasizing the impact that United Way dollars have on the community.  One local testimony featured Big Sister Diana Spitler and little Sister Kamy Mayer.  Kamy, granddaughter of Barbara Hittle and the daughter of Debbi Mayer of... read more 
“On-Call” Sub Driver
Community Action Partnership is accepting applications for “On-Call” Sub Drivers, 24/7. Must be 25 years of age, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, subject to pre-employment and random drug & alcohol testing, criminal background check & MVR. Physical may be required. Retirees welcomed. EOE. Applications available at Community Action Partnership, 1469 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH 8-4:30. 
Darke County Parks… Welcome to the Prairie, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
The fall weather was perfect for the annual Prairie Days held at Shawnee Prairie over the weekend. It draw many people out of their homes to experience how life was in the past, before modern technology hit home. Visitors were shuttled to the Prairie were able to take a carriage ride right off the bat if they so wished. Down the walkway led visitors to the Sugar Shack. Here, people could... read more 
Edison Community College… Edison Hosts Piqua JHS for Campus Visit Day
Over the course of two weeks, the entire class of Piqua Jr. High School attended classes at Edison Community College in a program that introduces an awareness of college life to students at an early age. This is the third year for the Piqua Jr. High Campus Visit Day program, which brings all eighth grade students to Edison’s campus for a full day of classroom sessions and lunch. Prior to the students coming to Edison, a team from... read more 
The Trip of a Lifetime, By Delbert Blickenstaff, M.D.
When I first started talking about going on a whitewater rafting trip to celebrate my 90th birthday, I got a wide range of reactions. Some people said “Are you crazy?” Others said “That sounds exciting!” I invited members of my immediate family to go along, and in the end 8 of them accepted the invitation. Louise stayed home. On July 4th. I drove to Lebanon, OH, to pick up Gunnar and Catarina, friends from Sweden, who were... read more 
FISH announces 4th Annual “Feed Darke County” Food Drive
The Greenville FISH organization is currently engaged in an extreme food drive to help stock their pantry which provides food to local citizens with limited resources. The food drive, dubbed FEED DARKE COUNTY by the ecumenical volunteer organization, was launched on September 15th in conjunction with the Illumination Festival at the Darke County Fair grounds, and will close on Saturday, October 20... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County… Tailgators present donation to Cancer Association
A local resident, Alice Marker, was diagnosed with cancer and her friends and family held a benefit poker run for her in June.  Alice said that she had insurance and her bills were being paid and she wanted all proceeds to go to the cancer association to benefit local cancer patients. The ride was 108 miles and along with it were raffles, door prizes, music with Amanda Livingston, Frohna and Warner and Renegade RailRoad.  A meal was... read more 
Darke County GOP Hold Grand Opening, By Lyn Bliss, Assistant Editor
“It was really great to see this many people turn out for our grand opening,” said Republican Party Chairman Cindy Pike, as an over-flowing crowd gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. The Darke County Republican Party (DCRP) headquarters is located at 110 North Broadway in Greenville (former home of Aunt Millie’s). During October, and until the general election... read more 
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