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Columbus Dispatch… Author digs into politicized relationship between president, high-court conservatives, By Jack Torry - September 23, 2012 - WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Supreme Court last spring upheld the key feature of the 2010 health-care law, stunned legal conservatives turned their fury on Chief Justice John Roberts, who provided the pivotal fifth vote to keep most of the law intact. How could a conservative chief justice betray conservatives and Republicans by upholding the key legislative achievement of President Barack Obama? Jeffrey Toobin, CNN analyst and... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Biotech jobs booming in Ohio, by Laura Englehart
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Ohio has added 8,500 bioscience-related jobs in a little more than a decade, according to a new report. There were 1,491 jobs created or retained in the Dayton region in just the past four years alone, leading to a huge surge in local biotech employment at hundreds of companies in the region. Among the largest new projects in the region is the new Abbott Laboratories... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Majority approve of Kasich's job performance, Paul E. Kostyu
Sep. 24, 2012 - COLUMBUS — A majority of Ohio likely voters approve of the job Gov. John R. Kasich is doing, according to a new Enquirer/Ohio Newspaper Organization poll. His 52 percent rating is 3 points better than the percentage of Ohioans who voted for him in 2010. It’s the first time any poll has put his number above the 50 percent mark. In July 2011, it was 35 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll. At least 30 percent of Ohio Democrats approve of the job he is doing, the poll showed... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two-vehicle accident near Arcanum, one CareFlighted
Arcanum - On September 28, 2012 at approximately 11:44 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue and Bradford Rescue were dispatched to Hogpath Rd. at Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation showed that a 1993 Buick, operated by Heather L. Brown (40) of Hollansburg, was eastbound on Hogpath Rd. and had stopped at the four way stop at Arcanum Bears Mill Rd.  Brown’s vehicle then started to pull... read more.
P4P, GHS Career Tech… New Training Program Launched
Businesses, government, and education team up to address skills gap in local workforce - DARKE COUNTY- After months of planning, the first stage of Partnering for Progress’s (P4P) workforce development initiative has been launched with the recent issuance of a training curriculum designed, in conjunction with the area’s businesses, to address the oft-spoke of skills gap in... read more.
Rasmussen…What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 35% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction - Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 44%, Democrats 43% - Senate Balance of Power: Dems 48 GOP 45 Toss-Ups 7 - 40% Believe Economy is Getting Better: Seven Year High - Mitt Romney’s newly aired comment that 47% of Americans are dependent on the government and locked in to vote for President Obama has prompted debate all week. Scott Rasmussen argues in his latest newspaper column... read more.
Edison Community College…Governor’s Reps visit for Tour, Workforce Collaborations
Edison Community College hosted Rich Frederick, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation on Tuesday for a discussion on collaborative efforts between secondary, post-secondary and local industry partners. The meeting included a tour of Edison’s facilities and provided a showcase of examples of local partnerships and curriculum development that has been strategically designed to create post-secondary ... read more.
State Representative Richard Adams… Adams named “Watchdog of the Treasury”
Award honors fiscal discipline, responsible spending of tax dollars - COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently was honored at the “Watchdog of the Treasury” award ceremony, hosted by the United Conservatives of Ohio. The award recognizes key legislators or policymakers who strive to restore responsible limited government, lower taxes, free enterprise and regulatory relief, and personal freedom. .. read more.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich… Sen. Beagle to serve on Executive Workforce Board
COLUMBUS - Gov. John R. Kasich today announced the members of the Governor's Executive Workforce Board, taking another significant step to reform Ohio's broken workforce development system. A policy priority since running for office, Gov. Kasich firmly believes that Ohio's economic future is dependent upon a strong workforce and continues to champion reforms that will help Ohioans get the training they need to get back to work. In February 2012, Gov. Kasich created the Governor's... read more.
Economic Development Office… Midmark Expands Support of Economic Development 
Faith in county’s P4P initiative leads to increased participation - VERSAILLES-  Midmark Corporation has announced that it will significantly increase its contribution to Partnering for Progress (P4P), Darke County’s collaborative economic development initiative, beginning in 2013. The $10,000 annual contribution, which represents a substantial increase from the company’s initial $1,000 annual level of participation, will be reviewed again at the end of next year. “The increase represents... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Helping Foster Youth with Credit Report Errors
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine recently sent letters to the state's public children services agencies offering help in meeting a new federal mandate requiring youth at least 16 years old and within the foster system to have their credit checked. The mandate also requires the clearance of any errors found on their credit report. "Unfortunately, foster youth can be especially vulnerable to becoming victims... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Big bank stocks likely to benefit from Fed move
Monday, September 17, 2012 - Big banks such as Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will likely see stock gains after decisions from The Fed and European Central Bank, according to the Wall Street Journal. Larger financial institutions have been saddled in a waiting game, but moves such as The Fed buying $40 billion in mortgage securities per month should cycle more dollars through the big banks. That decision may prompt more businesses to seek loans, and more consumers to refinance home loans... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted…More than 484,000 Absentee Ballot Applications so far
 Columbus – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as of Friday, September 14, an estimated 484,000 absentee ballot applications had been received by county boards of elections statewide. This includes more than 475,600 non-military and more than 8,600 military and overseas voter absentee ballot requests. Military and overseas ballots will be mailed out beginning later this week on Saturday, September 22, 2012, and ballots... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle honored as Watchdog of the Treasury
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was recognized this week as a “Watchdog of the Treasury” for his commitment to fiscal discipline during the 129th General Assembly. “It is important for elected officials to remember that the money they are entrusted to oversee belongs to the people who elected them,” said Beagle. “Every hard-earned tax dollar must be carefully handled so that we can ensure a stable state government that serves the... read more.
Christian Science Monitor… Who are the 47 percent? 5 jobs held by people who pay no income tax.
In a secret video, Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans don't pay federal income taxes – and he was right. Half of that 47 percent don’t owe anything because they can claim deductions. But the other half are workers who hold jobs that don't pay enough for them to owe income taxes to Uncle Sam (though federal payroll taxes for Medicare and Social Security get deducted from their paychecks), according to Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center... read more.
DBJ Poll: Economy top factor leading into presidential election, by Laura Englehart
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - More than half of respondents to a DBJ poll said their greatest concern heading into the presidential election is the economy. With the presidential election fewer than 50 days away, the most prevalent concern in the Dayton region is the economy, according to a Dayton Business Journal online poll. More than half of 213 poll respondents said their “greatest concern heading... read more.
Akron Beacon Journal… Romney and Obama embrace coal industry, By Sean Cockerham
September 17, 2012 - WASHINGTON: Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have wholeheartedly embraced coal on the campaign trail, despite past statements from Romney and Vice President Joe Biden that pollution from coal-fired power plants kills people. Coal has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, in part because the coal state of Ohio is among a handful of states that are expected to decide the election. Romney is telling voters that Obama is “waging war on... read more.
Representative Richard Adams… Reforms Bolster, Stabilize Retirement Systems
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today took a significant step toward responsible pension reform with the bipartisan passage of a series of legislation aiming to improve the solvency of the five state retirement systems. Senate Bills 340, 341, 342, 343, and 345 make sweeping reforms to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Rash of Daytime Burglaries in County
Neighbors asked to be vigilant, take safeguards for property - The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a rash of burglaries and motor vehicle break-ins which have occurred throughout Darke County during daytime hours.  Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies continue to be vigilant in patrols; however we need the assistance of our local citizens. Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer requests citizens
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Toledo Blade… Parties play football with Ohio’s gains - Dems, GOP each claim credit claim credit
By Tom Troy - It’s a standard part of Gov. John Kasich’s political stump speeches these days: “Ohio’s on a comeback now.” Mr. Kasich brags about the state’s growing rainy-day fund and its rapid gains in job creation. But he never mentions his Democratic predecessor, Ted Strickland, or the Democratic President in the White House. “We went from 48th in job creation in the nation to fourth and first in the Midwest. Ohio’s rockin’ it,” Mr. Kasich told a Republican audience in the rural Cincinnati... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… 250 Marijuana plants trafficking operation shut down
On September 20, 2012 at approximately 1:39 AM Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3938 Red River West Grove Road to investigate a tip received earlier in the evening on suspicious drug activity. Deputies arrived and observed from the road what appeared to be numerous marijuana plants growing in the yard. Deputies approached the property on foot to investigate further when they were met by the resident armed with a shotgun.... read more.
Gov. John Kasich launches budget collaboration among colleges and universities
By Reginald Fields -
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Facing ever-rising tuition costs, a slow-growing economy and conservative budgeting, Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday asked the state's college and university presidents to help him rewrite Ohio's higher education funding formula. They've offered similar help before. Last year the Republican governor asked Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee to.... read more.
The Hill… Romney campaign deals with fallout from '47 percent dependent' leaked video
By Justin Sink - 09/18/12 - Mitt Romney’s campaign dealt with a new distraction Tuesday after an undercover video surfaced of him telling a group of fundraisers that “47 percent” of voters are “dependent on government.” The video, posted by liberal magazine Mother Jones, was taken on May 17 at a fundraiser hosted by Marc Leder, co-CEO of the private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. It shows the GOP presidential nominee telling the small group.... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - The presidential race definitely had its ups and downs this past week. At the start of the week, President Obama coming off a successful national convention had bounced ahead of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. By week’s end, the bounce was gone, and the race looked like the conventions had never happened in the daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Likely to complicate the picture was the killing of the first U.S. ambassador overseas since 1979... read more.
Court News Ohio… Ohio Teachers Receive Constitutional Lesson, By Bret Crow
September 12, 2012 - Ohio teachers learned more about the three branches of government and how to teach them to their students on Tuesday and today at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center and Ohio Statehouse. The teachers were participating in the annual Ohio Government in Action program sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. The two-day seminar devoted to... read more.
Republican Mens Club… Kasich Liaison Sandra Brassington speaks to GOP Men, by Lyn Bliss
"I've never seen a more principled man that understands what needs to be done, and puts his head to it and gets it done." said Sandra Brassington, Southwest Ohio Regional Liaison for Governor John R. Kasich as she spoke about the Governor and the job he has been doing. Brassington also discussed local revenue cuts and praised local office holders on county, township and municipal... read more.
City of Greenville… Garrison appointed New Safety Service Director, By Bob Robinson
Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers announced the appointment of Curt Garrison, former Village Administrator for Arcanum as his new Safety Service Director, City of Greenville. Garrison will start his new position October 1. “I am excited about serving the City of Greenville,” Garrison said. “It is bittersweet leaving the Village of Arcanum.  I have been able to accomplish many items during my tenure because of the people... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Report: Medicare cuts to cost Ohio 31K jobs, by Laura Englehart
Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10:39am EDT - Ohio could lose more than 31,000 jobs in the health care industry by 2021, with the 2 percent reduction of Medicare spending that starts in January, according to three national health care associations. A report released by the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and American Nurses Association shows that as many as 766,000 jobs could be lost nationwide in about a decade. Ohio would be the sixth hardest-hit state in the country... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Final Arrest made in Telemarketing Land Scam Case
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the last suspect in a multi-state telemarketing ring is now in custody. Deputies with the Howell County, Missouri, Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Sweigart last night.  Several anonymous tips to the Attorney General's Office led officers to a home in West Plains, Missouri, where Sweigart went into custody without incident.  He had been on the run for more than two... read more.
Rasmussen… Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 48% - Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 49%, Mandel (R) 41%
Just 29% Are Even Somewhat Confident Libya Will Punish Ambassador’s Killers. Sign up for free daily updates. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 46% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… New Program to Help Identity-Theft Victims Launched
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new statewide program designed to help victims of identity theft repair damage to their credit reports and rectify other problems associated with identity theft. "The effects of identity theft can linger for years, causing serious problems for the victim," Attorney General DeWine said. "We've created this program to help individuals resolve the damaging effects of identity theft... read more.
The Hill… GOP, Dems trade blame on spending, then pass six-month resolution
By Pete Kasperowicz - 09/13/12 - House Republicans and Democrats spent an hour blaming each other for Congress's failure to complete its work on 2013 spending bills this year, then held their noses and passed a giant, six-month continuing resolution that will keep the government running until late March. Members easily approved the spending resolution early Thursday evening in a 329-91 vote that saw 70 Republicans vote against it, along with 21 Democrats. Dozens of Republicans were... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two vehicle injury crash near New Madison
On September 16, 2012 at approximately 2:26 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire Dept., Tri Village Rescue, and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and State Route 503 in reference to a two vehicle injury crash.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevy Malibu, driven by Carla Detling, 37, of Arcanum,  was traveling northwest on SR 503, when the driver failed to yeild at a stop sign and was struck by a 2003 Chevy Blazer, driven by... read more.
State Senator Keith Faber… Faber Honored as a “Watchdog of the Treasury”
COLUMBUS– Recognizing his commitment to low taxes, fiscal restraint and smaller government, State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) was recently named the “Watchdog of the Treasury” by the United Conservatives of Ohio. Having been granted this honor based on his fiscally responsible voting record during the 129th General Assembly, this award marks Senator Faber’s fifth General... read more.
The Hill… Congress looking at last week of work before elections, By Peter Schroeder
House and Senate lawmakers will be back in town next week for what will be their last period of work before the campaign season enters its final stretch, and they will spend their brief time on Capitol Hill attending to some loose ends. The highest-profile event next week will be in the Senate, as lawmakers are expected to pass a six-month continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until late March. Despite 70 Republican defections, House members easily passed the bill on... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Coping with a drug, mental health crisis? Cuyahoga County gets $1.8 million to help - By Sarah Jane Tribble - Friday, September 07, 2012 - CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Mental Health announced Thursday that it will give Cuyahoga County $1.8 million to create an alternative treatment solution for people suffering from a psychiatric episode or substance abuse. The short-term option, proposed by Cleveland's biggest hospitals and community providers, would move people out of emergency departments to a dedicated, 72-hour unit that is expected to provide... read more.
Salem News… Shale tied to 8,000 new jobs, By Brenda J. Linert
YOUNGSTOWN - More than 8,000 new jobs have been created in the last year with a direct link to the Utica Shale boom. And that's just a start, business officials said. Development of the Utica Shale, described by a top executive of Consol Energy as still in its "infancy stages," will mean jobs and probably lots of them. Harry Schurr, general manager of Utica Operations and Hess J.V., was one of a number of speakers at Thursday's Youngstown Ohio Utica & Natural Gas, or Y.O.U.N.G., expo who.... read more.
Issue 2 Proposed Redistricting Amendment, By Dennis Whalen
Supreme Court Orders Ballot Board to Replace Language - September 12, 2012 - Secretary of State Husted calls emergency Ballot Board meeting. Rules Board-Approved Ballot Language Contains Material Omissions and Factual Inaccuracies, Does Not Properly Identify Substance of the Amendment. In a per curiam decision issued late Wednesday, The Supreme Court of Ohio granted a writ of mandamus sought by... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle… UD to Receive Third Frontier Funding
$2.99 Million to Support Advanced Material Development - COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced Controlling Board approval of roughly $3 million in Ohio Third Frontier Program funding to the University of Dayton to advance the Innovation Platform Program. The University will use the funds to focus on the development of new materials to be used in additive manufacturing processes that will meet the needs of the aerospace industry in Ohio. “The aerospace... read more.
Media Research Center… During DNC, 2 of 3 Networks Ignore Dire Jobs Picture
By Julia A. Seymour - 9/6/2012 - For three nights, ABC and NBC fail to mention the national unemployment rate or the ‘nearly 13 million’ people looking for work. The national unemployment rate is currently higher than when President Barack Obama took office, but he and many others have been making the case at this week’s Democratic convention that he should get four more years as president. But... read more.
Court News Ohio… Latest OSBA Publication Covers Fundamental Legal Principles, By Bret Crow
August 16, 2012 - The Ohio State Bar Association recently published a free legal handbook for consumers and journalists that aims to convey fundamental legal principles to the layperson. While the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) new legal handbook for consumers and journalists is not intended to be a definitive work, the 14th edition of “The Law & You” provides laypersons with an overview of the fundamentals of law, particularly as they apply in Ohio. The 349-page handbook, which was funded... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… State leader: Kids need compassion, by Paul E. Kostyu
5 QUESTIONS: Harvey J. Reed - COLUMBUS — Every day, Harvey J. Reed is one of the 95.7 percent of Americans the U.S. Census Bureau says commute to work. But Reed is one of just 8 percent who take 60 minutes or more – in his case about an hour and 40 minutes – to get there. That’s because as director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Reed travels 94 miles each day, from Blue Ash to Columbus. Then back again. Reed is one of the highest-ranking Southwest Ohioans in the... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… U.S manufacturing continues slowdown in August, by Joe Cogliano
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - Manufacturing — one of the recent bright spots of the U.S. economy — continued to slow in August, according to a Tuesday report from the Institute for Supply Management. The PMI, an index used to measure the strength of manufacturing, was at 49.6 percent last month, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared to July. A reading below 50 percent indicates the manufacturing economy is generally in... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, September 08, 2012 - What a way to end a convention. By most accounts, Democrats had a highly successful national convention in Charlotte, but Friday’s jobs report put a sour finish to a week President Obama’s party hoped would put him on the road to reelection. While the results seemed to surprise many economic forecasters, American workers saw it coming. The Rasmussen Employment Index fell nine points in August to 72.0, the lowest level of confidence since October... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Ohio utility wants end to regulated gas pricing, By Dan Gearino
Dropping ‘default’ price will cost users more, advocate says - A northeastern Ohio gas utility wants to be the first in the state to end regulated pricing, a move that a consumer advocate says will remove a key protection for the people who pay the bills. Dominion East Ohio, which serves the Cleveland area, has asked state regulators to approve a plan that would eliminate “default service” for natural gas. If approved, the state would no longer oversee a process designed to help assure low... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… KitchenAid inks lease for Darke County facility
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - KitchenAid has inked a deal to lease a 41,000-square-foot facility in Darke County. The company will use the facility — the former Master Industries building in Ansonia — for overflow inventory as it continues to grow market share and migrate product back to the United States, according to Bruns Realty Group. Tipp City-based Bruns handled the leasing of the building. The KitchenAid division... read more.
Court News Ohio… Website post does not give required notice in Foreclosure sale
By Dennis Whalen - Posting Details of Sheriff’s Sale on Website Does Not Give Required Notice of Sale to Party With Interest in Foreclosed Property - An April 2009 sheriff's sale of a foreclosed property in Clermont County was at the center of the case from the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. In a decision announced today, The Supreme Court of Ohio held that when the address of a party with a property interest in a foreclosure... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… One Vehicle Rollover Accident
On September 9, 2012 at approximately 3:03am Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight responded to a one vehicle accident on State Route 47 near White Coppess Road. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Nissan Infinti driven by Travis Hery (23), of Columbus, Indiana was eastbound on State Route 47 just west of White Coppess Road. Hery's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a ditch and culvert causing the vehicle to... read more.
Toledo Blade… Firm gets more time to repay $4M, By Kris Turner
Perrysburg solar panel maker in default on state loans - The Ohio Department of Development has given Willard & Kelsey Solar Group until Oct. 26 to repay more than $4 million it owes from a $5 million loan. The decision was revealed Wednesday, the same day on which the department previously demanded full repayment be made. The Perrysburg solar-panel manufacturer has missed or made partial loan payments since September, 2011, and is in default on its loan. In an Aug. 6 letter... read more.
City of Greenville… Greenville Auditor Myers resigns
County News Online received a letter on Friday that Greenville Auditor Nancy Myers is resigning to take a position in Marysville, Ohio. Below is her letter in its entirety. It is with mixed emotions that I make the following statement: I have chosen to accept the position of Assistant Finance Director for the City of Marysville, Ohio.  I was contacted by Marysville’s Administration and requested to submit a resume... read more.
National Federation of Republican Women… NFRW Plays Significant Role at GOP Convention
Local Republican Leader Serves as Alternate Delegate for the State of Ohio - TAMPA, Fla. – A local Republican woman leader is among the hundreds of members of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) who served as delegates or alternates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 27-30. Lyn Bliss of Greenville served as and Alternate Delegate. She is among the approximately 650... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted must appear in federal court to explain delay in restoring early voting, By Joe Guillen - Thursday, September 06, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal judge ordered Secretary of State Jon Husted on Wednesday to personally appear next week at a hearing about his reluctance to restore early voting the weekend before the Nov. 6 election. Judge Peter Economus, whose ruling Husted has resisted, scheduled the hearing on Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court in Columbus. Economus set the hearing after President Barack... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Department… Motorcyclist in critical condition following collision on 127
On September 8, 2012 at approximately 10:42 AM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of US RT 127 and Childrens Home Bradford Road in reference to a two vehicle serious injury accident involving a motorcycle and vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2000 Buick LeSabre, driven by Samuel D. Yagle, 79, Versailles Ohio was eastbound on Childrens Home Bradford Road crossing... read more.
CNN Money… August jobs report: Hiring slows, unemployment falls, By Steve Hargreaves
September 7, 2012 - Ohio August jobs report at 7.2 percent, unchanged from June and July - ORP Chairman Bennett releases statement below - NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The labor market lost momentum last month as job growth fell to a disappointingly slow pace. The unemployment rate also fell, as more people stopped looking for jobs. The economy added 96,000 jobs in... read more.
Governor John Kasich… USDA designates 85 Ohio counties as natural disaster areas
COLUMBUS – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted Governor John R. Kasich’s request for a Secretarial disaster designation for 85 of Ohio’s 88 counties following the severe heat, rainfall shortages and other weather-related disasters that struck large areas of the state over the spring and summer.  The designation gives eligible Ohio farmers access to drought-related federal assistance such as emergency low-interest loans for crop losses, relief payments for non-insurable losses... read more.
Democratic National Convention… Joe Biden DNC Speech
09/06/2012 - My fellow Democrats, and my favorite Democrat. Jilly, I want you to know that Beau, Hunt, Ashley, and I are so proud of you. We admire the way you treat every single student who walks into your classroom. You not only teach them. You give them confidence. And the passion you bring to easing the burden on the families of our warriors. They know you understand what they're going through. It makes a difference... read more.
Democratic National Convention… President Obama's speech to DNC in Charlotte
September 6, 2012 - Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for. Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States. The first time I addressed... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Dems hope Obama speech will have charisma of 2008, By Joe Hallett and Jack Torry
September 2, 2012 - Four years after crossing history’s threshold as the nation’s first black presidential nominee, President Barack Obama will aim to rekindle the excitement that girded his journey to the presidency, poised to accept his party’s nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention this week in Charlotte, N.C. The times — and the candidate — are very different from that August night in 2008 when Obama’s acceptance speech presented 84,000 supporters in the... read more.
Democratic National Convention… Former President Bill Clinton’s Speech,
September 5 - We're here to nominate a President, and I've got one in mind. I want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. A man who ran for President to change the course of an already weak economy and then just six weeks before the election, saw it suffer the biggest collapse since the Great Depression. A man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Department… Injury accident near New Madison
On September 4, 2012 at approximately 8:07 PM Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, Liberty Township Fire, and CareFlight were dispatched to the 1200 block of US Route 36 west in reference to an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Grand Caravan driven by Latisha Bell, 25; Richmond, Ind. was driving eastbound when she went off the side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.  Mrs. Bell’s vehicle over turned, went through a utility pole, and came to rest on... read more.
Democratic National Convention… San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote speech
My fellow Democrats, my fellow Texans, my fellow Americans: I stand before you tonight as a young American, a proud American, of a generation born as the Cold War receded, shaped by the tragedy of 9/11, connected by the digital revolution and determined to re-elect the man who will make the 21st century another American century—President Barack Obama. The unlikely journey that brought me here tonight began many miles from this podium. My brother Joaquin and I grew up with my... read more.
Ohio Supreme Court… School Year Kicks Off With Field Trips to Supreme Court, By Bret Crow
August 21, 2012 - As school bells ring in a new school year across Ohio, students will again take field trips to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home of the Ohio Supreme Court, as part of their civic education curriculum. The first tour of the 2012-13 school year is scheduled for later this month, and the pace will continue to build through the fall, according to Jay Wuebbold... read more.
Democratic National Convention… Ted Strickland’s speech at the DNC
I'm Ted Strickland, and I come from Duck Run, Ohio. Let me tell you, folks in Ohio know what happens when you have a president who stands up for average working people. Ina Sidney is a grandmother who lost her ability to provide for her family when they closed down the auto plant in Perrysburg, Ohio. Ina says thanks to Barack Obama for having the courage to back an industry that others had given up on. She's... read more.
Democratic National Convention… Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC
Thank you so much, Elaine…we are so grateful for your family’s service and sacrifice…and we will always have your back. Over the past few years as First Lady, I have had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country. And everywhere I’ve gone, in the people I’ve met, and the stories I’ve heard, I have seen the very best of the American spirit. I have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth that... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Brown, Mandel offer sharp contrast on economy, By Deirdre Shesgreen
Senate candidates' plans are extremely different - Sep. 2, 2012 - WASHINGTON — Ask Ohio voters what this election is about, and the answer could not be more clear: the economy. Ask Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel about the best way to spur job creation and jump-start economic growth, and their answers could not be more different. Brown is an old-school populist and self-styled defender of the little guy. He says the path to economic prosperity is cracking... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Dems hope Obama speech will have charisma of 2008
By  Joe Hallett  and  Jack Torry - September 2, 2012 - Four years after crossing history’s threshold as the nation’s first black presidential nominee, President Barack Obama will aim to rekindle the excitement that girded his journey to the presidency, poised to accept his party’s nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention this week in Charlotte, N.C.  The times — and the candidate — are very different from that August night in 2008 when Obama’s acceptance speech... read more.
Rasmussen… Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Saturday, September 01, 2012 - The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. As expected, Romney is enjoying a modest bounce from the... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, September 01, 2012 - Just as Labor Day marks the end of summer for most Americans, it also signals the beginning of the presidential campaign season for many. Now they’ll focus on the race with Election Day looming just two months away. So where do President Obama and Mitt Romney stand at this point? Heading into the Republican National Convention, the candidates have been even for months in the daily Presidential Tracking Poll. At week’s end, Romney was starting to enjoy... read more.
The White House… Serving those who served us
Two years ago, President Obama traveled to Fort Bliss, in Texas, to mark the end of the combat mission in Iraq. In his remarks that day, he talked about how part of ending a war responsibly is taking care of those who fought it. The President promised to increase support for veterans, to ensure that our wounded warriors receive the care they need, and to help servicemembers and their families find opportunities once they've returned home. Yesterday, President Obama returned to Fort Bliss to reaffirm... read more.
Republican National Convention… Living the Dream… Final Notes, By Lyn Bliss
What to say about the past week spent in Tampa at the GOP National Convention? Bob said he’d like a “wrap-up” – and I am trying to come up with something that would provide that. When I think of the week and work on explaining it, I come up with words like inspiring, informational, educational, enjoyable, outstanding, and other descriptive terms along those lines. But, I think the two... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine appeals Obama for America v. Husted Ruling
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced he will appeal the ruling for a preliminary injunction issued today by United States District Judge Peter Economus in Obama for America v. Husted. "With all due respect to the Judge, we disagree with his ruling today," said Attorney General DeWine.  "We have always allowed distinction for military voters, and to say this violates equal protection is wrong. "My job as the Attorney General is to defend the laws of the... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans warned of Traveling Scam Artists
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans to watch for traveling scam artists offering roof repair, driveway paving and sealing, and tree trimming. "We've received at least one report of suspected travelers in Clinton County," Attorney General DeWine said. "With just a few weeks of summer left, we don't want to take any chances. We're warning all Ohioans to be skeptical of anyone who shows up unexpectedly offering home repairs." "Travelers," as... read more.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich… $259 Million Invested into Ohio’s Communities
COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich today announced the approval of assistance for 17 projects set to create more than 1,300 jobs and retain 2,728 jobs statewide.  During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals presented to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners.  Collectively the projects are expected to result in more than $45 million in new payroll and $259 million in investment across Ohio. Projects approved by the TCA... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Deputies Respond to Report of Fight in Progress
On August 30, 2012 at approximately 7:53 PM Darke County Deputies were dispatched to the 12,600 block of State Route 49 North in reference to an assault with injury. Preliminary investigation revealed Michael Schaffer, age 43, of Lightsville was involved in an altercation with multiple subjects.   Mr. Schaffer sustained injuries to his head, arms and back during the physical altercation.  Union City Rescue responded to the scene and transported Mr. Schaffer to the Darke County Sheriff's Office to meet... read more.
Republican National Convention… Full Text of Ann Romney’s Speech
August 28, 2012 - Luce, thank you for that kind introduction. I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party. And while there are many important issues we'll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts. I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you... read more.
Republican National Convention… Text of Condoleeza Rice's Speech
The following is a transcript of a speech that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 29, 2012. RICE:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you so much.  Good evening. Good evening, distinguished delegates.  Good evening, fellow Republicans.  Good evening, my fellow Americans. We gather here at... read more.
Republican National Convention… Text of Mitt Romney’s speech
August 30, 2012 - Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. Tonight I am asking you to join me to walk together to a better future. By my side, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. He represents the best of... read more.
Republican National Convention… Living the Dream, Day 5, By Lyn Bliss
I’m tired – I’m coming home!!  But, whee – a ride it’s been! This whole week has FAR exceeded ALL expectations! I just don’t think that my writings have given any sort of a full accounting of all the minute by minute things that have happened. Right now, the bags are packed and I’m ready to go to the airport – thought that might be a priority! It was sort of a challenge, as we were given so... read more.
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