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Midmark Corporation… Klamar Presented Lucy Hobbs Project “Innovation” Award
VERSAILLES, Ohio – (April 25, 2013) – Midmark Corporation is proud to announce that its president and CEO, Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, was recently presented The Lucy Hobbs Project Award by Benco Dental. Lucy Hobbs challenged cultural norms of her time to become the first female dentist displaying courage, tenacity and skillful leadership. The Lucy Hobbs Project honors the courage, tenacity and leadership that Lucy Hobbs displayed in pursuing her passion. The project is a movement that creates... read more
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BBBS… High School Volunteer Mentors continue to make a Big Impact on area youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is nearing the end of our after school programming for the 2012-2013 academic year.  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 of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two ... read more
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Darke County Animal Shelter…Pets of the week
We have Mini at the Darke County Animal Shelter. He is a 2 year old American Eskimo. He is white with long hair. He is housebroken and good with kids. He is a friendly guy and loves to be around people. He is looking for a new home. We have Precious at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is a 4-year-old Pug/Chihuahua mix. She is black and tan with short hair. She is a friendly dog and loves people. She does well with cats but not so good with... read more
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Edison at Garst…Students look for role of communications in local history, By Bob Robinson
The assignment was to discover the role communications may have played in Darke County’s history. Where better to start than Greenville’s Garst Museum? Annie Oakley, Lowell Thomas, Crossroads to Destiny and so much more, were among the options. How did the communications processes of the time impact the society we know today? In a course that required eight speeches over a 16 week period, many of them involving in-depth research... read more
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Planning to protect Ash Trees from EAB – Timing is important, By Sam Custer
The EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) has killed millions and millions of ash trees in urban, rural, and forested settings.  The beetle was first discovered in 2002 in SE Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario.  Almost 13 years later, EAB has been found in 19 states.  Over the years, scientists have learned much about this non-native insect and methods to protect ash trees. There are several options available and research has shown that treatments can be effective... read more
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Big Brothers Big Sisters…BBBS has new Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors has announced Jennifer Bruns as Executive Director for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County agency. Jennifer will replace Current Executive Director Lisa Brown when she steps down in June, of this year. Brown, who tenured her resignation in January of 2013 has been the director for the organization for the past 23 years. Brown and Bruns will continue to work together until the end of June to... read more
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GreeneVille DAR…Local DAR attends conference
Fort GreeneVille Chapter recently attended the OSDAR conference (Ohio State Daughters of the American Revolution) in Columbus. The chapter hosted the hospitality room one evening of the conference. Also for the first time, Taylor Nehring was a page for the Saturday morning conference session. The chapter also donated a fundraiser basket to the conference. Since the Fort GreeneVille Chapter is located in Darke County ... read more
Midmark Teammates Support March of Dimes Mission
VERSAILLES, Ohio – (April 19, 2013) – Midmark teammates have pulled together to champion the March of Dimes. This year the March of Dimes is celebrating 75 years of healthy births. Its mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. It carries out this mission through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. Midmark supported the 75-year milestone by kicking off a fundraising campaign in... read more
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Burning Crop Debris is Legal, Isn’t It? By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
It’s the time of year when farmers clear fields and fence rows of corn stalks, branches and other debris and use a common management practice--piling the debris and burning it in the field.  Because outdoor fires such as this create air emissions and wildfire concerns, Ohio has laws that regulate open burning activities.   Burning certain materials at certain times in certain places may violate the open burning laws and cause a health or safety issue.  It’s... read more
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Darke County Parks… Second National Bank donates funds for Trail
The Friends of the Darke County Park District would like to thank the Second National Bank Foundation for its continued multiyear support of the Darke County Parks Cross County Tecumseh Trail project.  “Second National Bank is dedicated to making Darke County a better place to live, work and raise a family, and this is a great example of a project that accomplishes the Foundations mission” stated John Swallow President and CEO of... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Greenville Federal Sponsors DCCA Programs
Programs include Toledo Symphony Orchestra and Arts For Children - Greenville Federal has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts sponsoring the upcoming “Classical Thunder” performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as the final show in DCCA’s 2012-2013 Artists Series.  Greenville Federal also supports DCCA’s Family Theatre Series and Arts in Education programs which benefit... read more
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Annie Oakley Festival Committee… Festival to hold Talent Competition
The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is pleased to announce the 1st talent competition to be held at the festival this year. It will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 in the gazebo at the Darke County fairgrounds. Registration will begin at 12:00pm with the competition to begin at 1:00pm. All talents such as singing, dancing, playing instruments, etc. Categories will be determined after all entries are received. Trophies and cash... read more
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SPARK Ready Schools Program...Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley team up to win Kindergarten grant
April 19, 2013–Three rural Ohio communities will be implementing the SPARK and Ready Schools program model, thanks to recently announced grant awards. Funding is provided by the Ohio Department of Education through the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant. Sandy Valley Local School District in Stark County... read more
Summer Youth Employers Needed
Achieving decent work for young people is essential for a community’s stability and growth.  We know the Darke County is faced with this challenge now, so how can we help youth of today face this obstacle? One way is breaking new ground and creating partnerships with local employers in Darke County to serve as host employment sites for the WIA Summer Youth Program. The Council on Rural Services and WIA (Workforce Invest Act) is looking for profit or non-profit employers that would... read more
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DCCA… Ami McClurkin sponsors Toledo Symphony Orchestra “Classical Thunder”
Verd and Gini Stuckey have donated funds in the name of their daughter, Ami McClurkin, sponsoring the Saturday, April 27th “Classical Thunder” performance by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.  Darke County Center for the Arts presents an orchestral performance annually as part of its Artists Series.  DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan stated, “We are humbled and yet proud to have the support of individuals who recognize and... read more
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Greenville High School...SCM Helps Community Employment Services
Supply Chain Management students from Greenville High School recently completed a marketing project for Community Employment Services, a program within the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities. This fall Tamala Marley, Job Coordinator for CES, approached the Greenville Career Tech Center for assistance in designing a new tri-fold brochure to enhance their marketing program.  The SCM students offered their services... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Sponsors Donate To DCCA’s A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXV
Darke County Center for the Arts has received sponsorship donations for the upcoming Friday, April 19th A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXV from Kent and Melinda Myers, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, and Cox Insurance Agency.  The ever-popular Deron Bell and the Jazz For You Band will return to lead the party with their unique mixture of jazz and dance party music.   Sponsor donations help cover the cost of the entertainment... read more
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A Mile Away from Tragedy, By Aprill Brandon
When tragedy strikes, heroes emerge. By now most people have heard of the heroism that came in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The journalist who put down his camera to help an injured woman. Spectators who ran toward the explosions to help, instead of running away from them. The runners who after making it through a grueling 26 miles continued to run all the way to the hospital to donate blood. The police... read more
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State Senator Keith Faber… Faber Honors Coldwater Bowling Team
COLUMBUS– State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) today welcomed the Coldwater Cavaliers Bowling Team with Coach Rick Hartlings to the Ohio Statehouse. During the 1:30pm Senate Session, Faber, who also presides as President of the Senate, presented the team with a resolution, honoring their state championship title. “One of my favorite parts about being a State Senator is having the opportunity to see the best and brightest of our young people come... read more
St. Marys School April Newsletter
I hope that you had a blessed and enjoyable Easter.  When I left school on Holy Thursday, the Stations were hanging in the halls. Every year for our last Way of the Cross, each class makes a station that is brought to church and held in front of everyone as the prayers are said.  When I returned to school on Tuesday after Easter the Stations were gone and the Alleluia banners were hanging over the classroom doors.  On the following Friday the second graders who had received their First Holy Communion... read more
Greenville Athletic Boosters Board Elected
Monday evening’s Greenville Athletic Boosters meeting included the election of new board members for the upcoming year.  This volunteer board focuses on Greenville’s Athletic Programs by promoting parent/coach involvement and fundraising to provide supplementary financial support for costs related to Greenville’s sports programs and student athletic scholarships. President, Dave Ernst; Past President, Sam Suter; Vice President, Barry Hounshell; Secretary, Katie Netzley; Treasurer, Stephanie... read more
ODJFS, BBBS...Initiative Launched for Teens and Young Adults in Foster Care
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters are teaming up to launch a new initiative to help teenagers and young adults who have been in foster care transition more successfully to adulthood. “Connecting the Dots from Foster Care to Employment and Independent Living” will break down silos and bring together foster care caseworkers, staff at Ohio’s One-Stop Career Centers, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and Ohio employers, with the... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts...Family Health Sponsors DCCA’s Family Theatre Series
Family Health’s recent donation to Darke County Center for the Arts will sponsor the local arts council’s Family Theatre Series.  “Family Health has been a wonderful supporter of children and families in our community for many years; we greatly appreciate their sponsorship which enables DCCA to bring professional theatre groups to Darke County at an affordable ticket cost,” said DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan. According to Jordan... read more
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter… Pets of the week
We have this little Angel at the Darke County Animal Shelter. She is such a sweet girl we named her Angel. She is around 1 year of age and is black and brown. She is a Lab/Hound mix. She has short hair. She is an extremely sweet girl and loves to be petted and loved on. She needs a special home with someone who will make her part of his or her family. We need to find her that special home. We have Princes at the Darke County.. read more
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OSU Extension, Darke County… , By Sam Custer
Mistakes made during crop establishment are usually irreversible, and can put a "ceiling" on a crop's yield potential before the plants have even emerged. Peter Thomison, OSU Extension Corn Specialist, gives the following proven practices that will help get a corn crop off to a good start. Perform Tillage Operations Only When Necessary and Under the Proper Soil Conditions. Avoid working wet soil and reduce secondary tillage passes.... read more
Retired Senior Volunteer Program… Share a little time in your life
You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 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. The following is... read more
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Greenville Athletic Boosters… Boosters’ Bowling & Silent Auction Night A Success!
The Greenville Athletic Boosters held their annual Bowling and Silent Auction Fundraiser Night on March 23 at Treaty Lanes. The event included bowling, pizza and a silent auction bid number as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing throughout the evening. A special thank you goes out to all of our sports coaches, players & the local businesses that worked together to provide a theme basket to be auctioned during the event!  The... read more
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Greenville Athletic Boosters… Boosters’ Bowling & Silent Auction Night A Success!
The Greenville Athletic Boosters held their annual Bowling and Silent Auction Fundraiser Night on March 23 at Treaty Lanes. The event included bowling, pizza and a silent auction bid number as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing throughout the evening. A special thank you goes out to all of our sports coaches, players & the local businesses that worked together to provide a theme basket to be auctioned during the event!  The... read more
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Edison supports Family Theatre, Arts in Education
Edison Community College has donated funds to Darke County Center for the Arts’ Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  “Edison Community College’s support of children’s programming makes it possible for us to present wonderful, creativity enhancing Family Theatre Series programs at an affordable ticket price, and enables all Darke County public school students to experience a culturally enriching artistic program each year... read more
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Taking a Second Look at Planting Depths for Corn, By Sam Custer, Darke County OSU Extension
 Peter Thomison, Allen Geyer and Rich Minyo, The Ohio State University Extension Specialists, have completed planting depth research for corn.  You will find their findings below. Planting depth recommendations for corn in Ohio are 1.5 to 2 inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact. Shallower planting depths increase the potential for injury from certain pre-emergent herbicides although widespread... read more
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Greenville City Pool...Lots of Fun Stuff planned for the summer
The Greenville City Pool has lots of “Fun Stuff” planned for this year’s summer season. They include two different Competitive Swimming Programs, Adult/Triathlon Swimming Conditioning, Aqua Aerobics, Learn to Swim programs, Mommy and Me (for babies), Toddler LTS (for 2-4 just beginning), Beginner LTS (no previous instruction or a fear of water), Intermediate LTS (some previous experience) and more. Private lessons are also available... read more
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VFW Post 7262...Annual banquet honors vets, members and students, By Bob Robinson
“I would hope that soldiers returning from war would never experience that again,” said Leon Johnson, VFW Past All American State Commander. In his opening comments he noted that March 30 was Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day, adding that veterans of that era came home to a “less than perfect world.” The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7262 took an evening recently to honor the veterans who have served as Post officers, the volunteers... read more
GTS to try trial extension of Sunday hours
The Greenville Transit System (GTS) will be extending their Sunday hours on a TRIAL  basis beginning May 1, 2013.  Sunday hours will be 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The Transit Advisory Board (TAC) made this decision to give riders a chance to go out to eat after church or to visit their loved ones in the local nursing home.  This is a result of the recent riders’ survey conducted by GTS.  Currently, GTS closes at 1:00 pm on Sundays. Should this decision prove to be successful, we will look at making this... read more
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Greenville City Schools… GCSD requests your help with a Survey
A Message from Greenville Schools Superintendent Doug Fries - It has been my pleasure to return to Greenville this past year as Superintendent of Schools. I want to thank the staff, administrators, board, students, parents and community for all your support during the 2012-2013 school year. Our district has been trying for several years to be successful with a new school facility bond issue. This is something I feel very passionate about and... read more
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Darke County Historical Society...Heritage Award presented to Burketts
This year’s recipients of the Darke County Historical Society’s Heritage Award are a couple for all ages. The Burketts’ impact on teaching history as living history reenactors has been instrumental at the Garst Museum, in our community, and nationally. John and Karen Burkett were presented the 2013 Heritage Award during the Darke County Historical Society’s Annual Membership Meeting on March 26, 2013. Garst Director, Dr. Clay... read more
Midmark supports Children’s Oral Health Partnership...Campaign partners include Sesame Street, DreamWorks Animation, Cartoon Network, MyKazoo!, Grey Group and Wing
VERSAILLES, Ohio – (April 4, 2013) – According to a recent survey released by the Ad Council, less than half (44%) of parents in the U.S. report that their child brushes their teeth twice a day or more. Last fall, the Ad Council and the The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a coalition of more than 35 leading dental health organizations, debuted Kids’ Healthy Mouths... read more
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Darke County Friends of the Shelter...Pets of the week
We have these 3 puppies Darke County Animal Shelter. Two are males and one is a female. They are going to become big dogs when mature. They are all very lovable and happy. They will make wonderful friends and companions. They are supposed to be part Lab and part Boxer. They are waiting to be adopted. We also have a couple of Pug mixes, a lab puppy, a shepherd mix a boxer mix and numerous other dogs.... read more
The Best Way Home; Experience makes a difference for patients transitioning from hospital to home
Many patients discharged from the hospital this year will require skilled nursing and rehabilitation before returning home.  They will face a monumental decision as to which team of doctors, therapists, nurses and social workers they will trust to help them recover. Each day, Heartland of Greenville treats patients with hospital-level acuity and medically complex conditions transitioning from hospital to home. According to Kara Hoernemann, administrator at Heartland of Greenville, “The patient’s... read more
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Court News Ohio… Chief Justice Speaks at DSCC Women's History Event, By Jenna Gant
March 28, 2013 - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor on March 27 discussed women in leadership as she presented the keynote address at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime 2013 Women's History Month Luncheon and Woman of the Year Award Presentation. Chief Justice O’Connor spoke about developing women leaders for the 21st century at the Defense Supply Center, Columbus. The annual event is sponsored... read more
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Now is the Time to Fine Tune Your Sprayer, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Higher pesticide costs and new chemicals designed to be used in lower doses make accurate application more important than ever. There is no better time than early spring to take a closer look at your sprayer. Erdal Ozkan, OSU Extension, points out the things he would check on a sprayer to achieve efficient and effective application of pesticides: •Double-check your sprayer for mechanical problems before you start using it.  You won’t have time to do... read more
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PayPal Now Available!... Kids need scholarships… can you help?, By Bob Robinson
While the final determinations have yet to be made, the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund is anticipating more than $13,000 in scholarship donations in 2013. Most of the funding is coming through the generosity of individuals and CNO Annual, Display and Business Sponsors. Last month the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund celebrated its fifth year of existence and in January, County News Online celebrated its second year online. Together, SSSF and its...read more
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Great Darke County Fair...Montgomery Gentry/Florida Georgia Line Sells Out
The Darke County Agricultural Society operating The Great Darke County Fair – 9 Days “The Greatest Fair on Earth” 9 Nights – announces sellout for their Aug. 18 Concert. March 30, 2013 – Greenville OH – The Board of Directors for The Great Darke County Fair want to say “Thank You” for your tremendous support regarding the ticket sales for the Florida Georgia Line/Montgomery Gentry Concert that will take place beginning at 730pm on Sunday...read more
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