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Elks Lodge 1139 supports Wave Volleyball
The Greenville Elks Lodge 1139 offered Greenville High School Volleyball their support by providing a team dinner the night of September 12, 2012. The meal was organized by Exalted Ruler, Steve Maitlen and Elks Trustee, Tracy Tryon.  All of the food was prepared and served by the Elks Trustees.  Thank you for showing the coaching staff and players of the GHS Girls Volleyball team your... read more 
Agriculture Continues to Deal With The Drought Even After Nice Rains
By Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County - Last week I had the opportunity to complete our fall weed in soybeans survey for Darke County.  The information gathered in this survey is submitted to The Ohio State University and is used to continually attempt to stay a step ahead of the weed population as farmers across our country work to feed our population. The survey called for me to evaluate fields in a 100 mile loop around the county, checking a soybean field each mile of the... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Free Computer Classes at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again offering free computer classes for beginners.  There are three different classes: Basic Computer Skills, Internet, and Email.  These three will be offered two times – Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on October 11th, 18th, and 25th and also on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on October 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Librarian Stephanie St. Myers is... read more 
ODAF awards nearly $100,000 in grants and scholarship in Ohio in 2012
Pitsburg student among beneficiaries - COLUMBUS, OH, September 21, 2012 … The Ohio Dental Association Foundation (ODAF), largely supported by Ohio Dental Association member dentists, has funded over $640,000 in grants and scholarships for Ohio dental students and dental care/education programs in since 1995. Of this amount, $94,800 was just awarded through the 2012 grants and scholarship process – the highest amount.... read more 
Livestock Farmers Dealing With the Results of the Drought, By Sam Custer
OSU Extension Educator, Darke County - The first thing we may think of for livestock farmers is the lack of availability of feed and the cost of it as we deal with the aftermath of this summer’s drought. But in this article you will learn of a few more concerns. If you have planted cover crops and plan to graze, ensile, or make hay out of them to feed to livestock, Marc Sulc, OSU Extension, says you should consider the potential for nitrate toxicity in the forage this year. This could be especially of concern for.... read more 
Darke County Photography Club… Photo Club announces Results of 2012 Show
On September 8, 2012, the Darke County Photography Club held their 5th annual photography competition, “A Moment of Time”. The club would like to thank judge Scott Thayer and the sponsors for helping make the show a success. In addition, the club thanks C.J. and Emily Jasenski for the use of the home of Elements Life Yoga/Third Street Market as the site of this year’s show. Best of Show, sponsored by Greenville National Bank, was ... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Security System Installed at Library
Thanks to very generous donations from the Brown Family Foundation, Becky & Terry Hartnagle, and the Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust, the Greenville Public Library was able to purchase a walk-through security system from Bayscan.  Again the choice was made by the Board of Trustees after careful consideration. The system consists of a “gate” of two panels through which people walk coming and going at the main entrance; the computer... read more 
New menus planned at CAP
“Beginning in October, we are offering new and exciting menus for our Seniors”, stated Mary Puthoff, Senior Programs Coordinator at Community Action Partnership of Darke County. “We’ll have different flavors and different foods! We’re very excited about the changes taking place and are now working with a nutritionist from US Foods in meals planning. The menus will continue to appear in local newspapers, so we invite Seniors to watch for them and plan to have lunch with us.” Puthoff invites everyone... read more 
Edison Community College… Edison, UVCC cut ribbon on sidewalk connecting campuses
Edison Community College and Upper Valley Career Center faculty, staff members and students were on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday, Sept. 12, to celebrate the completion of a paved sidewalk connecting the two campuses. Edison President Dr. Cristobal Valdez and UVCC Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce led the ceremony along with three post-secondary option (PSEOP) students from the UVCC. The paved walkway will... read more 
MVCTC... Registration for Nursing Program at Brethren Retirement Community underway
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC), in a partnership with the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio, is offering a Practical Nurse class set to begin in January 2013. The first step in the enrollment process is to submit an application with the $65 application fee; the second step is the completion of an entrance assessment that can be taken at the MVCTC campus in Clayton, Ohio. To schedule an appointment to take an assessment, please call the MVCTC Adult... read more 
Hansbarger Home Solutions Giveaway… Henderson captures free ham
Larry Henderson, 2012 Hansbarger Home Solutions Free Ham winner, guessed the winning weight of 155 lbs & 5 oz! His wife, Ineke, guessed 154 lbs & 5oz. Larry wanted to make his guess a little higher. He considered he was 5 pints off from reaching 25 gallons of blood donations and he is 5 ft 5 inches tall, so he decided he would bump up the weight by one pound! His theory made him the lucky winner of 2012! Thanks... read more 
GSD Career Tech News… CIS, Engineering to represent the District at State Conference
Both the CIS and Engineering Tech Prep Programs at Greenville High School have been asked to represent the school at the Ohio School Board Association Conference November 11-14.  To honor this selection the Southwest Region will be recognizing the district with a framed certificate at their Annual Fall Meeting on October 11 at the Warren County Career Center. Greenville Senior High School... read more 
Greenville DAR… America Celebrates U.S. Constitution
DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness - September 17, 2012, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure... read more 
Bradley wins fair Give-a-Way
GREENVILLE - Leis Realty would like to congratulate Ron Bradley of Greenville, for being the winner of one of the fair give-a-ways this year at the Great Darke County Fair. Ron received 4 tickets, plus VIP parking pass for the Dayton Dragons, in addition to a Game Gear Gift Basket. Leis Realty and Associates would like to thank everyone that stopped by the fair tent this year and look forward to serving your Real Estate Needs.... read more 
St. Mary’s School September Newsletter
The school year got off to a rather unusual start. Before we even had our first full week of school we had not one, but two fog delays! Hmm, could this be a sign of things to come? This week we completed our first full five day week which contrary to what you might think was appreciated by the teachers. School seems to flow in a five day cycle, and many textbooks and programs are designed to fit into that cycle. Speaking of teachers, we are very happy to welcome Mrs. Robbie Foster... read more 
Gateway Youth Program… Community, Thirty-One support Gateway Youth
Council on Rural Services and the Gateway Youth Program want to thank all the community supporters that were involved with the Quarter Auction and Thirty-One fundraiser.  Over $2000 was raised that will go a long way to support the after school prevention programs in Darke and Shelby County. “It is exciting to know that the community is supporting positive youth development in our... read more 
Illumination 2012 a huge success, By George Starks
GREENVILLE - When it comes to big names in Contemporary Christian music, few are bigger than that of Toby Mac. The Sixth Annual Illumination Concert, held at the Darke County Fairgrounds went off Sunday with seven acts on hand, including local singer, Tommy Renfro and ending with Mac. Mac recently hit the top spot on all of the Billboard charts with his newest album, Eye On It. "This was the biggest attendance for Illumination yet," said... read more 
Tourism Grants available to LOCAL events & festivals in 2013
GREENVILLE, Ohio (September 12, 2012) – Funds are available to non-profit organizations sponsoring special events in Darke County through the Darke County Visitors Bureau in 2013. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with primary consideration given to applications, which: (1) attract overnight visitors; (2) attract visitors from more than 50 miles outside of Darke County and (3) feature new or expanded events or... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters… Shelby County Bassmasters sponsor Fishing Day
A group of Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers and assigned Littles recently enjoyed a beautiful day at the home of Mike Meyer of Fort Loramie, where they attended a fishing derby hosted by the Shelby County Bassmasters.  Around 50 Volunteers and Littles attended the annual event, which was held this past Saturday, September 8th. The outing included a cookout for all Bassmaster members, their children, and the BBBS Volunteers and... read more 
GHS Key Club 2012… Members plan for the new year
With a car wash, Annie Oakley Days Parade and Kiwanis Fair Gate 5 under their belts, Greenville High School Key Club members, in a recent meeting, got information on the upcoming Key Club International Fall Rally and their next volunteer event: Prairie Days at Darke County Parks. Laura Schwieterman, Volunteer Coordinator, made a presentation to the group about Darke County Parks’ upcoming Prairie Days Saturday and... read more 
Art-Rageous Experience… Children’s Art Class Starts Fall Session
 GREENVILLE –The Art-Rageous Experience – Children’s Art Program is beginning their fall new session of classes on October 6th and now enrolling children.  In these classes children experience different kinds of art each Saturday morning along with the support and encouragement of their parent or other adult.  Children work on different projects each week; they learn about different artists, art techniques and there are... read more 
No H3N2v at the Great Darke County Fair, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County
Also in this release you will find information about the upcoming Drought Meeting for Farmers and the risk of the drought on corn stalk quality. There has been much publicity about Swine Flu this summer, most of it part of a county fair swine show.  I am happy to report from Dr. Terrence Holman, Health Commissioner Darke County General Health District, that there were NO suspected cases... read more 
A Blast to the Past, By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
Rollin’ 50’s Classic Car Show - Greenville's annual Rollin' 50's Classic Car Show was hosted Saturday on Broadway. The car show hit its 30th year this year, but the many years dedicated to showing off cars has not drained the excitement that the city feels for it. The Fall Cruise-In lasted from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and attracted visitors of all shapes and sizes. Both sides of Broadway were lined with... read more 
Greenville Public Library... VFW Auxiliary Donates Flag to Library
The VFW 7262 Greenville Ladies Auxiliary donated a beautiful 4x6 American Flag to the Greenville Public Library. Arlene Meyers explained that the Auxiliary will give a flag to any organization in need of one as part of their “Americanism” program. Americanism, which promotes patriotism and love & pride of country, is just one of the Auxiliary's many programs that benefit veterans and the community. “We’re very community... read more 
Edison Community College… “Edison Honors Dean’s List Students for Summer Term
Edison Community College recently recognized 106 students for excellence in academics on the 2012 Summer 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.... read more 
Mangen wins fair give-a-way
GREENVILLE - Leis Realty would like to congratulate Clete Mangen of Versailles, for being the winner of one of the fair give-a-ways this year at the Great Darke County Fair. Clete won a Nook E-Book Reader along with a Coffee Gift Basket... read more 
Greenville Athletic Boosters… “Back the Wave” A Success Thanks to the Community
Greenville City Schools student athletes in conjunction with the Greenville Athletic Boosters, held their annual fundraising event, traditionally known as “Back the Wave” on August 15th. Student Athletes went door to door collecting community donations and provided a Green Wave decal and a sports schedule. According to Stephanie Baumgardner, Athletic Boosters Treasurer; donations were... read more 
Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride... Bicyclists invade Darke County for Tour de Donut
Photos by Bob Robinson - An anticipated 1,250 bicyclists invaded Darke County from more than 15 states and Canada on Saturday. Called the Tour de Donut, in this unique race riders are awarded 5 minutes off their time for every donut they can eat (limit three handed out at one time) at the rest stop and after the ride. The goal? A “negative” time in the race. Riders have donuts marked on their number for each donut they eat and... read more 
Court News Ohio… Annual Crisis Intervention Award Named for Justice Stratton, By Bret Crow
September 7, 2012 - Attorney General Mike DeWine and Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton congratulate Columbus Police Department Cmdr. Chris Bowling, who received the first Evelyn Lundberg Stratton CIT Champion of the Year award on September 5. An annual award that recognizes law enforcement officers who de-escalate crises and handle incidents involving persons with mental illness has been named... read more 
Horner addresses NFFAA members in August
The GHS Salutatorian left for NYU London for her freshman year following the presentation
Greenville High School Salutatorian of Class 2012, Elizabeth Horner, travelled to Michigan to address the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations members, held at Renaissance Center in Detroit, during its 10th National Conference. After that, she will head abroad to spend her freshman year as a college... read more 
Darke County Center for the Arts… Harry D. Stephens Memorial Trust Funds Benefit The Community
Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful to have received funding from the summer distribution of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial trust fund.  These monies will be used to help underwrite the costs of presenting high quality performing artists in Darke County for the 2012/2013 season. According to Julie Strait, “DCCA counts itself very fortunate to be in a community that values the arts, and is sincerely thankful for the generosity of the Harry D. Stephens Memorial trust fund and its commitment... read more 
Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS now accepting high school volunteers
September 4 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is excited to announce that another great year is in the works for the Big Buddies after-school program.  This is the twelfth year the program has been in place.  The Buddies program is a nine-month commitment where high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer to work with and mentor elementary aged children two times per month.  During these meetings the high school students, under the supervision... read more 
Darke County Friends of the Shelter… 2013 Calendars now available
The Darke County Friends of The Shelter are currently selling 2013 calendars featuring dogs and cats of local pet owners. The calendars feature a different pet each month and would make a wonderful gift for someone special or yourself. The calendars are $8.00 each and are available at the Darke County Animal Shelter, 5066 County Home Rd., Greenville, OH (just beyond the Sheriff's office) or you can get them... read more 
Edison Community College... Edison Helps College Bound Students Get Head Start
In 2011, Edison Community College began an ambitious joint program with Piqua High School to help students better understand the process of applying for college and begin looking at career paths that would extend beyond their academic years. The program, called “College 101,” was initially set up to target freshmen and sophomores attending Piqua High School. Now in its third year, it has been altered to cater more to seniors and is providing... read more 
Darke Darke County Center for the Arts… Goubeaux’s sponsor Tommy Emmanuel
Jim and Enid Goubeaux have donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts as an Impressario sponsor of two Artists Series programs, and have also given an Angel level membership donation, DCCA’s highest level of membership. According to Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, “We are grateful to the Goubeaux’s who have not only been DCCA’s most generous Individual Supporter for the last ten years, but have also... read more 
Greenville Public Library… Computer Sign-Up at Library
Greenville Public Library patrons are now enjoying the new automatic computer sign-up system. Rather than have a staff member log on for them, they can now walk up to any available public computer and sign themselves in. It’s convenient and easy. All they need is a current library card and a PIN number. Each patron is allotted 120 minutes a day on the computer. This time can be taken all at once or spread out throughout the day.... read more 
Darke County Fair... "Food at the Fair" Photo Show by Lyn Bliss
Last year shoes caught my attention... they did again this year, too. And, there were some real humdingers! But, it was food in the hands of fair goers that really drew the lens of my camera this year. The Great Darke County Fair is known for its plentiful and varied food offerings. Fair goers of all ages are just as likely to be seen walking with some food and/or drink item in their hands as they are to be seen walking... read more 
Darke County Fair… A Final Note that’s Unspeakable, By Bob Robinson
No discussion of the Darke County Fair would be complete without a final note about something (someone) that’s unspeakable. He calls himself the UNSPEAKABLE Mime. Or at least someone does. I’ve never heard him speak his name. I’ve never heard him speak. Each year at the fair he pops up as something else… historically “he” has been a bland gray, but he has also added a little color for flavor on occasion. He’s been a businessman... read more 
Ohio Magazine… Greenville one of best places to live
Greenville is recognized as one of Ohio’s BEST Hometowns in Ohio Magazine’s seventh annual Ohio’s Best Hometowns issue. Ohio Magazine recognizes five great places to live, work and visit. (CLEVELAND, OH –August 30, 2012) —In the November issue of Ohio Magazine, Greenville will be recognized as one of five BEST hometowns in the publication’s seventh annual Ohio’s Best Hometowns issue. Ohio... read more 
Darke County Animal Shelter… Pets of the week
We have Nelson at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-year-old collie mix. He is white and brown with a little black. He is fa riendly guy. He has been neutered, is housebroken and is good with kids. He is a big guy and weighs around 80 pounds. He is looking for a home where he can have fun and become part of the family. We have Tiney at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 3-month-old... read more 
ECC… Edison Takes Innovative Steps Online for Tutoring, Classroom Learning
Students who are looking for additional help with their classroom assignments at Edison Community College are now able to rely on a series of free online tutoring services that are available through the college and the University System of Ohio. Last year, the college expanded the availability of eTutoring, a free online assistance program to all Edison Students. The program allows students to obtain... read more 
Harness Horsemans Assn… Local Association donates to Shriners Hospital
DCHHA donates to Shriners Hospital at the Great Darke County Fair on harness racing night. The Darke County Shrine Club received donations for Shriners Hospitals at Thursday night harness racing at the Great Darke Co. Fair. To kickoff the donations, the Darke County Harness Horsemans Association donated $200. Pictured: Shriner Lowell Arnold, DCHHA Secretary/Treasurer Debbie Nisonger... read more 
Hickerson joins Bridges to College Board
Greenville resident Linda Hickerson was recently elected to serve as trustee and treasurer for Bridges to College. Hickerson joins Bill LaFramboise, Ryan Cox, Diane Swallow, Kevin Blakeley, Aaron Cox, Ken Neff, Marlise McCallister, Janice Michael, Chris Mortensen, Chris Seger, Brian Swiger, and Rhonda Williams on the board. Bridges to College, started in 2006, helps more students go to college through educational programming, one-on-one... read more 
The Darke County Fair... The Friday Sampler… A Patchwork of Creative Ideas, By Elaine Bailey
The Friday Sampler: A Patchwork of Creative Ideas sponsored by the 2012 Darke County Agricultural Society and the OSU Extension was held in the youth building during the 2012 Darke County Fair. The first session was “A Summer Garden Party:  Creating Botanical Details for a Party to Remember.”   Katie Gabbard, owner and designer of the Ivy League Florist on Broadway across from the Darke County courthouse, demonstrated... read more 
Darke County Fair… Fun to Be Had! By Naiesha Thobe
Well, the fair is over and done with. Greenville went from excitement and business to slow and lethargic between this week and last. Between the fair and everyday life, you have to wonder where all the people that were at the fairgrounds went to. Everyone has receded back to their everyday lives... But the fair went well, yes? I managed to get out there four days... Not so bad. I spent three days with... read more 
Cancer Association of Darke County… Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Results
Results are in from the 31st Annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament held July 23, 2012 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.  104 golfers teed off in the annual event.  The winners in the Low Gross Division were , Russ Reichard Jr.,  Scott Bowman, Russ Reichard and Jim Greendyke. The Low Net Score Division Winners were:  Jeff Kniese, Pat Custenborder, Brian Beam and Dave Dunaway. The annual... read more 
Darke County Fair… The Downstairs at the Fair, By Naiesha Thobe
Like any other young person at the fair, most don't like to frequent the Coliseum, most likely. Why would they? There's no games, no rides, no fun to be had. True or false? This author says false. Okay, I'm still not an avid fan of the Coliseum. There are too many people, booths that I'm not interested in (I'm not going to buy a heater, but that's just me), and a lot of standing around or trying to... read more 
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