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Politico…John Boehner to President Obama: Make case for Syrian action, By Jake Sherman
Speaker John Boehner is urging President Barack Obama to define the United States’ policy and mission in Syria, launching the opening salvo in what’s sure to be a turf battle between Congress and the White House over military intervention in the country. The letter, which was sent Wednesday afternoon, urges Obama to “make the case to the American people and Congress for how potential military action will secure American national security interests, preserve America’s credibility, deter the ... read more.
Gov. John Kasich…Kasich calls for federal balanced budget amendmentOhio’s Fiscal Health, Other States’ Balanced Budget Requirements Are Models for Washington
COLUMBUS – Frustrated by the increasing inability of Washington to responsibly manage the nation’s finances, today Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich called on states to lead the effort to enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He also called for the Ohio General Assembly to help jump start the effort by ... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Mumford & Sons festival prompts Troy to relax alcohol laws
By Olivia Barrow - When a Grammy Award-winning musical group promises to bring 25,000 people and dump $13 million into your economy, you make a few concessions. That’s what the city of Troy will be doing this weekend as it allows, for the first time, alcohol to be sold and consumed in its downtown, the river corridor and park area, as well as in Troy Memorial Stadium for the Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road festival. Mayor Michael Beamish said the alcohol sales, which will be regulated by the... read more.
Police Beat… Citizen involvement leads to arrest of burglary suspect
GREENVILLE - On Aug. 16 police responded to the area of Martin and Montgomery for a burglary in progress. A person in a van had stolen items from a garage at 409 Anderson Ave. The victim, Robert Smith, had observed the van driven by Michael Price at the location and followed him. The police located and stopped Price’s van. Smith showed up and I.D.’d the vehicle. Smith told police that while he was following the van steel table legs that had... read more.
The Columbus Dispatch… Is ‘right-sizing’ government hurting Ohio’s economy? By Tom Dodge
Ohio has lost government jobs at a steeper rate than most of the United States since January 2009, and the cratering public sector is having a negative impact on the state’s overall economic recovery. During the past 4 1/2 years, a period that includes the end of a national recession, Ohio has shed 47,900 federal, state and local government jobs for a 6 percent drop, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only California, New York and Florida have lost more government jobs, and Ohio’s drop... read more.
Darke County's Most Wanted… Mitchell Cheadle added to Most Wanted List
WANTED FOR: June 2013 – Warrant issued by the Darke County Common Pleas Court for a Adult Probation Violation; Failure to Appear for Contempt of Court in a case originating in 2006. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1009 Linwood Dr. Troy, OH. Cheadle is added to the list that includes Kenneth Brannon, Dayton, Tracey McCarty, Ansonia, Rick Fleetwood, Greenville or Sidney or Richmond, Ind. and Joseph King, Anson or... read more.
The Burlington Record…GOP objects to hefty pay for execs of bailed-out companies, By David Shepardson
03/01/2013 Washington - Republican lawmakers harshly criticized the Treasury Department for approving hefty compensation packages for executives at companies that received large government bailouts, including General Motors Co. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who chairs a House subcommittee that held a hearing on the issue, called the pay for executives from bailed out companies "egregious." He questioned why the Treasury Department didn't seek more independent analysis of ... read more.
Blue Bag Media…Summers pleads guilty to Felony 3 sexual battery, By Bob Robinson
8/26/2013 GREENVILLE – Christopher A. Summers, 33, pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to one count of Felony 3 sexual battery in Darke County Common Pleas Court. This is following a guilty plea to eight counts of Felony 3 sexual battery in Mercer County. According to Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby, Summers had originally pleaded innocent but had changed to a guilty plea partway through his trial in Mercer County, then changed his plea ... read more.
The Hill… ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists, By Megan R. Wilson
08/25/13 - ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside. More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010. Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an ObamaCare insider on their lobbying roster... read more.
Mercer County Sheriff's Department... Mercer crash claims one life
Celina, OH - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1call on August 25 at 3:31 A.M. of a crash on US 33 west of Lombard Road in Dublin Township. A maroon colored 2002 Jeep Liberty was west bound on US 33. The Jeep left the north side of the roadway for an unknown reason.  The vehicle traveled through the side ditch and struck a tree.  After striking the... read more.
Court News Ohio… New Cases Filed in Mayor’s Courts Lower Than Ever, By Bret Crow & Stephanie Beougher
August 23, 2013 - Mayor’s court day in Reynoldsburg is a busy time for City Attorney Jed Hood. “I have myself and two other prosecutors assigned here each Thursday, and we work hard all day long to get the people in and out,” Hood said. “We have a magistrate that’s an attorney appointed by the mayor to preside over the proceedings. We do misdemeanors: first offense OVI, thefts, assaults and the gambit of traffic offenses.“ According to a new report from the Ohio Supreme Court, the... read more.
Mote found not guilty, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 21, Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein found Kyle P. Mote not guilty of state charges of Endangering Children and Felonious Assault, both Second Degree Felony offenses. Endangering Children is defined as the abuse of a child under 18 that results in serious physical harm. Felonious assault is defined as causing serious harm to another. In delivering his verdict Hein advised he was not required by law to... read more.
Toledo Blade… Ohio GOP accuses Dems of silence on misdeeds, By Jim Provance
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Republican Party on Tuesday accused Democrats of “deafening” and “stunning silence” in the wake of an indictment against a former deputy treasurer accused of accepting bribes from a broker to steer lucrative state business his way. “These are obviously disturbing developments,” GOP Chairman Matt Borges said. “It’s impacted someone who was a statewide officeholder in Ohio. [Former Treasurer Kevin Boyce] owes answers. Ohio Democrats owe answers. It’s surprising to... read more.
Grand Jury Activity
GREENVILLE – R. Kelly Ormsby III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, released the following report of Grand Jury Activity recently conducted by his office. Lauren K. Jones, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Endangering Children and Involuntary Manslaughter based on an investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and Darke County Coroner’s Office. Scott A. Webber, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Endangering Children and Involuntary Manslaughter based on an investigation... read more.
Harris gets 3 years for attempted drug illegal manufacturing, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On July 30 Robert Harris pleaded guilty to attempted illegal manufacture of drugs (methamphetamine) in the vicinity of a juvenile, a second degree felony. On Aug. 19 he was sentenced to three years in prison, placed in handcuffs and remanded to the custody of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby told Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein the state is recommending four... read more.
Local knifed in front of courthouse, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 19, there was a scuffle outside of the Darke County Courthouse that resulted in the arrest of Adam Weaver. Weaver, a former resident in a homeless shelter run by local minister John Graham, attempted to stab Graham with a knife. Graham was not injured. The knife tore about a six inch slice out of Graham’s jacket. “I’m not a psychologist,” Graham said, “but apparently there are mental health issues here. We’ve... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Suspects arrested in Miami/Darke County burglaries
8/21/2013 - TROY – Miami County detectives have arrested David C. Shuman, 39, of Sidney, and Morgan D. Mitchell, 29, of Greenville, on single counts of burglary. Both are suspected of being involved in numerous daytime burglaries in Miami and Darke counties. The arrests were made in Darke County with the assistance of Darke County detectives. Shuman is incarcerated in the Miami County jail while Mitchell is... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… White women sent to Ohio prisons in record numbers, reports say, By John Caniglia
August 15, 2013 - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Amanda Lane is the face of Ohio's fastest-growing prison trend. Lane, 28, is white and from rural Pickaway County, where she was convicted of drug charges and sentenced to 18 months in prison. The state's prisons are filling up with people just like her, a surge that has shocked researchers and experts. White women, many from rural Ohio, are the fastest growing population in Ohio prisons. In fact, they made up 80 percent of the female felons sentenced to prison... read more.
Tier III sex offender apprehended at fair, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – At 6:57 p.m. on Aug. 20, Darke County Sheriff Deputies identified and arrested Tyrus A. Worsham, a Tier III sex offender, for parole violation. He was working in the Midway at the Darke County Fair. According to an unconfirmed report, he was recognized working in an area that catered to juveniles. Worsham, 26, was first convicted of three counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all Felony Four offenses, on Feb. 12, 2009. The... read more.
Greenville Police Department… Crash with injuries on Martin near Green Street
On August 20 at 9:26 p.m. a crash occurred in Greenville in the area of Martin and Green Street. A small child ran into Martin St. and an adult male (who has not yet been confirmed as the father) ran after the child. Subsequently the male, who is identified as Andre Johnson, was struck by a west bound vehicle traveling on Martin Street. Johnson was transported by Care Flight; his condition and injuries are unknown at this time. The crash is still... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Aetna pulls out of Ohio insurance marketplace, by Tristan Navera
Aetna has withdrawn its individual exchange filing in Ohio for 2014 but plans to continue offering its Coventry individual product on the exchange. Aetna has reversed course on plans to participate in Ohio’s federally-mandated health insurance exchange next year. The company told the state late last week it was withdrawing its plans from consideration to be on the Ohio exchange. The plans had been pending approval by the Ohio Department... read more.
National Review…IRS’s Lerner Used Personal E-mail to Conduct Official Business, Investigators Say, By Eliana Johnson
August 13, 2013 Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent official documents from her government e-mail address to a personal account, according to House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio congressman Jim Jordan. “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct... read more.
Police Beat…Assault, vandalism and a “take me to jail” complaint
GREENVILLE - On Aug. 11 at 1:23 a.m. police responded to 1120 Russ Road regarding an assault that took place. The victim, Bryce Hodges, advised that he and several of his friends had just left the Triangle. There had been fights there but he hadn’t been involved in any of them. They left the Triangle and came to Taco Bell for food. While in the drive through line a group of males jumped him. He stated he had never seen them before... read more.
Christian Science Monitor…Eric Holder proposes major shift in 'war on drugs', By Warren Richey
August 12, 2013 With the U.S. facing massive prison overflow, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the criminal justice system that would scale back harsh sentences for certain drug related crimes. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Mr. Holder said the effort was aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders clogging the nation’s prisons. “Too many Americans go ... read more.
U.S. Unemployment down; Ohio unemployment unchanged
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in July 2013, unchanged from June, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,300 over the month, from a revised 5,205,600 in June to 5,210,900 in July. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 416,000, up 3,000 from 413,000 in June. The number of unemployed has increased by 1,000 in the past 12 months from 415,000. The... read more.
Shaw pleads to possible 30 years on attempted rape, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 13, Jason T. Shaw pleaded guilty to three counts of Attempted Rape, all Level Two Felonies. Originally there were six charges of Rape, two each on three children ages six to nine. In the agreement, the state dismissed one charge for each child – a boy and two girls – and reduced the other charges to Attempted Rape. While each charges carries a mandatory 10 years with a possibility of 30 years total, the state will recommend... read more.
Commissioners approve final fees for animal control, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 14 Darke County Commissioners approved the final schedule of fees for Dog Licenses and related services. Beginning in 2014, dog license fees will be as follows: 1-year $16, 3-year $48 and permanent $160. The new kennel fee is $80 with the shelter fee continuing at $15 per dog, first day, and $5 per day thereafter. Additional fees are as follows: Pickup of owned dog $30, receive non-licensed dog $25 (new), receive puppy less than three months $10, receive non-resident... read more.
A pellet or BB gun takes out courthouse door, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – At 9:15 p.m. Aug. 8 an unknown suspect took a shot at the Darke County Courthouse with a BB or pellet gun and blew out the glass window of the right side door. According to Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer there are no suspects at this time. The camera outside was working but it failed to record the incident due to a backup drive failure. The camera inside recorded it but identification of the suspects was impossible. Darke County... read more.
Injury Accident on State Rt 726
On August 16, 2013 at 3:03 A.M., Darke County Dispatch received a call from an Ethan Louk, 20, of Gordon, Ohio stating he had been involved in a rollover motor vehicle accident at State Rt. 726 and Ritenour Rd. Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue, New Madison Fire, New Madison Police and Careflight were dispatched to the scene. The subject was careflighted to Miami Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This accident remains under investigation.
Darke County man convicted of possession of child pornography
DAYTON—A U.S. District Court jury here convicted Richard Trepanier, 40, of Gettysburg, Ohio, of one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Robert A. Hughes, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the verdict returned today following a trial that began April 10. Testimony during the trial showed that Trepanier, using the name... read more.
Shannon gets a year for aggravated vehicular assault, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “I have no option but to send you to prison,” Common Pleas Judge Jon Hein told the defendant, Bryan L. Shannon. Shannon pleaded guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a Third Degree Felony, Aug. 12. Prison was mandatory for the charge. Hein noted the defendant had numerous disorderly and traffic offenses. He had a substance abuse history, and employment and acquaintance factors were moderate to high risk... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Two Ohio colleges on party schools list
Two Ohio colleges, including one in the Dayton region, were named to the annual ranking of top party schools. The Princeton Review compiles a list every year of what it calls the Top 20 Party Schools, and it's a list very few parents want to see their kid's school land on. It's also likely a list that many top administrators of the schools aren't happy to be on either, as they would much rather have their students be recognized for their academic success... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer…Voting problems prompt retraining of poll workers, By Sharon Coolidge
Hundreds in Hamilton Co. will be trained again, but 163 won't be asked back
Aug. 14, 2013 This “Election Day Performance Assessment” is the type of scrutiny that all precincts in Hamilton County had to undergo after the November balloting. Hundreds of Hamilton County poll workers will be retrained – and 163 “retired” – as a result of voting problems in the 2012 election. That includes 94 workers at 16 precincts that will be completely ... read more.
Court News Ohio…Judicial Profile: Judge Kenneth A. Rocco, By Abby James
August 13, 2013 It was an American president who inspired Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Rocco to serve the public. John F. Kennedy spoke at his college during a presidential campaign stop, and it was his words that led Judge Rocco on his path to sit on the bench. “He came to Ohio University in 1959, and spoke from the steps of the student union, and I happened to be there, and I listened. And, he gave an early version of . ... read more.
Lear pleads guilty to Gross Sexual Imposition, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 12 Joseph Lear pleaded guilty to Gross Sexual Imposition, a Felony 4 offense. This will automatically label him a Tier 1 sexual offender, required to register with the local sheriff for 15 years. The Felony 3 charge of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor had been set for trial, but the victim couldn’t be found. According to Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby she had moved out of state with her family. “We ... read more.
Statewide standards issued for Electronic Pollbooks in county elections
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today established uniform standards for the use of electronic pollbooks (e-pollbooks) for all 88 county boards of elections. Advisory 2013-04 clearly defines system requirements and functionalities, as well as procedures for county boards of elections to follow when acquiring e-pollbook technology. “E-pollbooks will further modernize Ohio’s elections system, providing a benefit to both elections officials and voters alike by streamlining the... read more.
Darke County Crime Stoppers…Rickey Fleetwood added to Darke County’s Most Wanted
Rick Lee Fleetwood, aka “Rickey,” has been added to the Crime Stoppers’ Most Wanted. WANTED FOR: July 31, 2013 – Arrest Warrant issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court for 2 counts of Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin) within the vicinity of a school. Both are felonies of the fourth degree. Forthcoming charge of Child Endangering, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Past due for Sex Offender annual registration update. LAST KNOWN ... read more.
Grisez ordered to return to jail for address violation, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – John Grisez was returned to the Darke County Jail on Jan. 12 to finish his eight months incarceration. Grisez, a sex offender required to report his address, was charged with a Failure to Register a New Address with the Darke County Sheriff, a Felony 1 offense. According to Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Quigley, the charge had to be amended to a Felony 3 offense, because his crime was classified under Megan’s ... read more.
Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune… Latta talks taxes, health care and regulations with small-business owners
By Alex Aspacher - Friday, 9 August 2013 - PERRYSBURG - The usual suspects of health care, taxes and government regulation were rolled into in a speech by U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) at a meeting of small-business representatives Thursday morning. Speaking to about 20 members of Ohio's chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Latta said excessive federal regulations when applied to small businesses is like putting a round peg... read more.
Greenville Police… Disorderly conduct, drugs and arrest warrants top police activity
GREENVILLE - On July 27 Greenville police was dispatched to Wayne Hospital Emergency Room regarding a disorderly patient, James Foutz. He was agitated and cursing out loud. The victim, Marcia Holmgren, stated they were waiting on a mental health evaluation due to threats to kill himself. Foutz reportedly was attempting to remove his I.V.; she was trying to keep him from doing it. Foutz said “If you touch me, you won’t live to regret it.” He.... read more.
Ruppe to spend 9 months in prison for trafficking, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “We’ve already tried the MonDay program, your Honor. It didn’t work. We have to do something.” Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby recommended to Common Pleas Judge Jon Hein on Aug. 12 that Ryan Ruppe finish his sentence for Trafficking in a Controlled Counterfeit Substance, a Fourth Degree Felony. Ruppe had already served 176 days, which included six weeks in Darke County Jail and another five weeks at the MonDay.... read more.
ODJFS Encourages Employers to File Tax Returns Online
COLUMBUS, OHIO – In an effort to best protect the identities of millions of working Ohioans, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is encouraging all employers to file unemployment compensation tax returns through the agency’s secure, online Employer Resource Information Center (ERIC). “ERIC is Ohio’s web-based computer system that allows employers to securely, confidently and efficiently manage their unemployment tax information,” said ODJFS Director Michael ... read more
“The community just got stronger!” By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Marv Stammen, former president of Second National Bank, summarized the intent, and the end result, of the Greenville City School District’s campaign and the slogan it used from the start: Strong Schools Strong Community. The levy won by a wide margin Aug. 6, 57 to 43 percent. Out of 5,927 votes cast, 3,395 voted “for,” 2,532 “against.” In a possible explanation for the unusually strong support for a bond levy, he... read more.
Politico…President Obama MIA on military sexual assault?
President Barack Obama has no problem forcing changes at the Pentagon. In five years, he’s drawn down the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” and given a green light to allow women to fight alongside men in combat. But when it comes to the next big battle at the Defense Department — over sexual assault in the ranks — don’t expect Obama to lead the charge. He hasn’t formally met with female Democrats who’ve made the issue a priority in Congress, despite repeated requests ... read more
Injury accident on U.S. 36
On August 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm Darke County Deputies, Gettysburg Fire and Rescue with Careflight were dispatched to the 6700 block of US 36 East on a single vehicle accident with injuries. Preliminary investigation shows a 1993 Toyota Camry, driven by Jared Chadd of Arcanum, lost control driving off of the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole. The driver was trapped in the vehicle for 20 to 30 minutes before Gettysburg fire extricated him. The driver was flown to MiamiValley Hospital by Careflight ... read more.
Ohio legislators try to repeal Common Core school standards, By Catherine Candisky
Thursday August 1, 2013 Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders. Opponents of the Common Core standards hope to throw the brakes on what they fear is a federal takeover of education. Rep. Andrew Thompson, R-Marietta, said local districts and state leaders should be the ones deciding what’s best for Ohio students... read more.
State Senator Keith Faber…Faber Seeks Local College Student for Part-Time Position in Statehouse Office
State Senator Keith Faber, who currently serves as President of the Ohio Senate, is seeking local students who are attending college in the central Ohio area to serve in his Statehouse office as part of the Senate page program. Some of the responsibilities include: constituent outreach, office filing, and other administrative duties... read more.
Commissioners conduct public business in the open, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall has been trying to come up with something groundbreaking – something of his own – since arriving in the Commissioners’ Office in January 2011. He had been trying to break Commissioner Mike Rhoades’ record for the shortest public meeting on record: 3 minutes. He came close a few weeks ago but clocked in at 3 minutes 45 seconds. But Stegall is not one to... read more.
Ohio to Establish more than 28,000 Acres of Pheasant Habitat
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio landowners in select counties are now eligible to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which seeks to restore pheasant habitats across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This habitat improvement program is called the Ohio Pheasant State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) and Ohio expects to establish 28,700 acres through the program. “Pheasant and quail hunters have been ambassadors for grassland conservation... read more.
Governor John Kasich…Another Step to Fight Human Trafficking
Network of First Responders Will Help Young Human Trafficking Victims
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), working in collaboration with the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, is partnering with the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (ONCAC) to help minors who are victims of human trafficking. “Medica... read more.
Court News Ohio…Fourth Report Released on New Media’s Impact on the Judiciary, By Chris Davey
August 7, 2013 More than half of the states have policies for using Facebook and Twitter in the courtroom. An increasing number of courts are implementing rules to control the use of new media like Facebook and Twitter in the courtroom, according to a survey released today by the Conference of Court Public ... read more.
One person injured in tractor accident
On August 8, 2013 at approximately 10:53 AM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire & Rescue responded to 8880 State Route 49 on a report of an injury tractor accident with the operator trapped under the tractor.  Preliminary investigation revealed Walter E. Hixenbaugh 78, Greenville, was operating a 1944 2N Ford tractor and was attempting to pull a Chevy pick up truck with a tow strap over a railroad tie which was in the yard of the property and the trucks rear... read more.
Blue Bag Media…Three arrested and one sought for Trafficking in Heroin
8/06/2013 GREENVILLE - On Aug. 6, the Greenville Police Department, Darke County Sheriff's Office and Darke County Juvenile Probation served narcotics arrest warrants and a search warrant stemming from a lengthy narcotics investigation. Arrested were Damian M, King, 34, Kent E. Minnich, 39, and Todd C. Clemens, 40, all of Greenville. An arrest warrant is still active for Rick L. Fleetwood, 47, of 726 Central Ave., Greenville. All.... read more.
Politico… Pentagon cribs Hill ideas on sex assault, By Darren Samuelsohn and Juana Summers
8-5-13 - The Pentagon, desperate to show Congress it’s serious about cracking down on sexual assault in the ranks, is preparing to unveil another round of new policies as soon as this week. But there’s a catch: the Defense Department keeps pitching ideas they’re about to be forced to follow anyway. Adm. James Winnefeld, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a preview last week of one of the half-dozen new rules, explaining it would speed up the role a commander plays in sex assault cases... read more.
Breaking News…Greenville Schools Levy passes by wide margin, By Bob Robinson
The Greenville Schools levy passed by a 57-43 margin Tuesday night as hundreds of supporters gathered at Memorial Hall began cheering and hugging each other. The final “unofficial” vote count was 3,395 For, 2532 Against. Greenville Superintendent Doug Fries, and Greenville Treasurer Carla Surber were at the Darke County Board of Elections when the final count was posted. They were greeted at Memorial Hall by supporters lined up on both.... read more.
The Hill… House votes 232-185 to block the IRS from enforcing ObamaCare, By Pete Kasperowicz
The House voted Friday to prevent the IRS from enforcing any aspect of ObamaCare, a bill meant to exact revenge against an agency that Republicans say is incapable of neutral enforcement of the law. Members approved the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act in a 232-185 vote. Four Democrats supported the bill along with every Republican. The vote capped off several days of work in the House on bills aimed at reining in government regulation and government overreach. House Democrats... read more.
Hall sentenced to MonDay treatment program, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “It’s an epidemic,” said a court officer after 23-year-old Erica J. Hall was sentenced to the MonDay Program in Dayton and escorted out of the courtroom. She will return to the Darke County Jail to await an opening at the treatment facility. Hall signed a guilty plea to trafficking in heroin, a Fourth Degree Felony. After being charged, she had been allowed pre-trial release with supervision but was incarcerated five days later for violation of... read more.
Arrest made for Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Darke County
On August 5, 2013 at approximately 1:08 p.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Unit along with Greenville Police Department arrested Adam Sturgill and Matthew Bowlin for Illegal Manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Adam and Matthew were arrested in an alley off of Ohio Street in Greenville carrying all the items used to manufacture methamphetamine in a backpack.  Both were transported to the Darke County Jail.  The case will be... read more.
Congressman Boehner to President Obama: 41 Percent Increase in Ohio Health Premiums Shows Your Law Isn’t “Working Fine”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today seized on an announcement that health insurance premiums in Ohio will increase by an average of 41 percent over last year as a result of disruptions in the state’s competitive insurance market caused by President Obama’s health care law, challenging President Obama’s assertion that the law... read more.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer… Ohio insurance dept. claims Obamacare premium rates to rise 41 percent
By Natalie Villacorta - August 01, 2013 - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio insurance regulators Thursday released rates for health insurance to be sold on the new state marketplace and said premiums for individuals will rise an average of 41 percent compared with 2013 rates. That average brought immediate condemnation from critics of the Affordable Care Act, with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a southwest Ohio Republican, calling it “irrefutable evidence” that the law known as Obamacare is... read more.
Police Beat… Police respond to assault, harassment calls
GREENVILLE - On July 29 Greenville police were called to 409 E. Third St. for a physical altercation between the victim and Josh Bright. According to the report Bright saw the officer arriving and attempted to close the door on him. The officer heard Bright say “You better not press charges,” at which time the victim replied “I’m going to, you choked me.” The victim told the officer they were having an argument when Bright grabbed her by the neck and... read more.
Fox News…White House calls Benghazi 'phony' scandal, as lawmakers seek answers on probe
July 31, 2013–The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches -- even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation. Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama's repeated claim -- which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday -- that ... read more.
Obed pleads guilty to aggravated trafficking on behalf of his corporation, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Kassam Obed of Eaton pleaded guilty on behalf of his corporation, Greentown L.L.C. dba (doing business as) Greenville Sunoco, to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a Third Degree Felony. The plea was entered in Darke County Common Pleas Court July 31, Judge Jon Hein presiding. The agreement with Darke County Prosecutor’s Office is the defendant, Greentown L.L.C., will forfeit a 2012 Toyota truck to the Greenville Police ... read more.
FBI San Diego…105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution
Six Juveniles, Including a 14-Year-Old Girl, Recovered During San Diego Operation
July 29, 2013 During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country (OCC) VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included enforcement... read more.
Commissioners Corner…Darke County transfers grant funds to Greene County, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioners showed their frustration as they approved an agreement for a Transfer of Entitlements for $23,787 in FAA grant monies to Greene County. “They changed a rule on us in middle stream,” Darke County Commissioner Mike Rhoades said. “We have to use it ... read more.
Union City Police Take Down Marijuana Grow Operation
July 29, 2013 Officers from the Union City, IN Police Department served a search warrant at a local residence late Monday afternoon, taking down a significant sized marijuana grow operation. The couple living at the residence was taken into custody on several drug related charges. On Monday,July 29, 2013, officers from the UCPD arrived at 331 Clifford Street to execute a search warrant at the property. The search... read more.
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