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  Cover Crop Informational Meeting – January 8, 2014 at 9:00am
Are you interested in planting a cover crop, but not sure where to start?  If you answered yes to this question or have some uncertainties about the cover crop you have planted, then mark your calendar for the morning of Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Treaty Soil and KB Seed Solutions are hosting a Cover Crop Workshop in the Assembly Room at the Darke County Parks located at 4267 State Route 502 West, Greenville, Ohio... read more
  Cancer support group will meet Jan. 9
The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on Thursday, January 9 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm. The meeting will take place in the first floor administrative board room at Wayne Health Care. (From the main entrance, turn right and go down the hallway past the lab and turn left at the end of the hall.  You will see the board room on the left.) The group decided to meet one week later than usual due to New Year’s Day. January’s meeting will hold an open forum and those planning... read more
  Comment Period Opens for Tri-County Board's Three-Year Strategic Plan
Following months of input from stakeholders throughout the Tri-County Board's service network, a Final Draft of the Board's Three-Year Strategic Plan is available for review and comment. The comment period will be open through the end of business Monday, January 6. At that time, the comment period will be closed and the document finalized for official approval at the Board's January 15 meeting. The draft Strategic Plan is available for download in PDF format from the... read more
Time is ticking away… Give Volunteering a TRY!
Do you need a new idea for something to do this year for a New Year’s Resolution? If so, have you considered volunteering? The Park District has several volunteer opportunities available for all ages.  Opportunities vary from being indoors to exploring the outdoors all while enjoying all the different seasons. Join us on Saturday, January 18th at 10AM to see what volunteering with the... read more
  Receive a free travel blanket with your blood donation
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is adding warmth to the winter season with the gift of a cozy fleece travel blanket.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a travel blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at, or call 1-800-388-GIVE (4483).  Locally donors can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County Account Representative at 937-997-2199... read more
  Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum to close for winter
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be closing for the winter December 29. There are only 4 days left to see this year’s Penn Central exhibits. December 21, 22, 28 and 29. The museum is open Saturday 10 am- 1 pm and Sunday 1 pm- 4 pm. The museum just finished the first Trim a Tree a fund raising activity that supports capital improvements to the museum. The participating area businesses decorated table top trees every tree was based on their business. The museum wishes to ... read more
Last two Darke County blood drives of the year
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio - Santa will hitch his reindeer to the Community Blood Center (CBC) Bloodmobile this holiday season to deliver a grand prize in the Darke County Days Blood Drives. Everyone who registers to donate blood at any Darke County blood drive Dec. 1 - Dec. 31 will have a chance to win a HP Laptop Computer Bundle. CBC Darke County Account Representative Dana Puterbaugh says the grand prize ... read more
31st Annual Free Christmas Dinner
Christmas is the time of year for joy and happiness, but for those who are lonely or less fortunate it can be a very sad time of year.  This is the reason that for the past 31 years the Lighthouse Christian Center along with area business and community volunteers treat those persons to a free Christmas Dinner. The dinner is free, it consists of ham, chicken, bar b que pork, dressing, green beans, corn, escalloped potatoes, cole slaw, bread, butter, milk, coffee and finished with Wicks pies for dessert... read more
Grain Marketing Webinar Series to be Offered Online, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension
Growers, who want to experience grain marketing using real-world strategies without any of the real-world risks, can take advantage of a series of courses taught by Dr. Matt Roberts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Participants will learn how to use futures and options; make a marketing plan to fit their farm business; use crop insurance as a grain marketing tool; and how to understand... read more
County closings and special Commissioners session
The County Offices will be closing on Tuesday, December 24th, at 12:00 noon, and all day on Wednesday, the 25th for the “Christmas” Holiday.  Also, the Offices will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, for the “New Year” Holiday. The Darke County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a “Special Session” to be held on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., for the last 2013 “Check Run”; and holding their ‘Regular Scheduled-Agenda Session’ on Monday, December 30th, at... read more
GTS Closings for Holidays
Greenville Transit System will be Open until 5:00 PM CHRISTMAS EVE DAY And be Closed on CHRISTMAS DAY. We will return to regular business hours, December 26, 2013 Greenville Transit System will be Open until 5:00 PM NEW YEARS EVE And be Closed on NEW YEARS DAY. We will return to regular business hours, January 2, 2014
BPW puts on Breakfast with Santa
Greenville, OH December 12, 2013  The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) held their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  The event is a fundraiser held to raise money to grant college scholarships to the young women of Darke County.  A breakfast of eggs, sausage, donut holes, orange juice and milk were served to all those attending.  Each child received a gift chosen especially for them.  Victoria’s... read more
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Are you looking to inform and stay informed about agriculture in Darke County?  If so, you may want to consider being part of our monthly agriculture breakfast held the first Thursday of each month: Ag. Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Our next meeting will be February 6, 2014. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources 
Darke County Parks Announces 2014 Photo Contest Calling all amateur photographers!
The Darke County Park District is hosting a 2014 Photo Contest. Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2015 calendar. There are 12 months in a year and 12 Darke County Parks; we would like to feature a different park each month, highlighting each season. With the winter season approaching, grab your cameras and... read more
Travel blanket adds warmth to holiday blood drives
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is adding warmth to the holiday season with the gift of a cozy fleece travel blanket.  Everyone who registers to donate will receive a travel blanket. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at, or call 1-800-388-GIVE (4483).  Locally donors can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County Account Representative at 937-997-2199... read more
December Buckeye Strong Community Blood Drives
DAYTON & DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – Several groups in Darke County will celebrate state pride, home team heroics and helping save lives with Community Blood Center (CBC) “Buckeye Strong” Community Blood Drives in December. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a custom-designed “Buckeye Strong – Blood Donor” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at The “Buckeye Strong - Blood Donor” t-shirt is grey with scarlet lettering and ... read more
Christmas Season with Oakland Church of the Brethren
Oakland Church of the Brethren invites you to prepare your hearts for this Christmas season with two special services. Sunday, December 15th at 7:30 pm is Candlelight Communion. This is an evening of reflection and a time to remember why we celebrate Christmas. The music of Joseph Helfrich will enhance the evening. Tuesday, December 24th 7:30 pm is Christmas Eve Service. Come and share the wonders of God’s love with family and friends. Oakland’s regular worship services are ... read more
The Light Foundation’s - 6th Annual - Youth Wild Turkey Hunt
April 18-20 2014 Our Youth Wild Turkey Hunt will be held the weekend of April 18-20th 2014 and we invite all kids from first time hunters to youth gobble pros to apply for a one of a kind hunting weekend with Matt and The Light Foundation. Participants will spend all weekend with us at our Chenoweth Trails facility on Greenville-Nashville Rd; we provide sleeping arrangement and meals all weekend. Requirements for participation... read more
Bill Light to perform holiday concert
To get Darke County inhabitants in the Christmas spirit, William (Bill) C. Light will be performing a 2-hour holiday concert at the Coffee Pot in downtown Greenville, OH, starting at 7 PM on Friday, December 20. Light played in a number of jazz bands during the 1960’s, including the Johnny McCoy Orchestra and the 22-piece Si Zentner Orchestra with which he toured across America for two years. He plays numerous instruments... read more
Monday commissioners meeting cancelled
The Board of Darke County Commissioners regularly scheduled “Agenda Session” set for Monday, December 9, 2013, will be CANCELLED due to the County Commissioners attending the CCAO Winter Conference. The Board of Commissioners will be having their regular scheduled “Agenda Session” on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.
GHS Vocal Music Christmas Concert
GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Christmas Concert will be held on Monday, December 16 at 7:00 pm at St. Clair Memorial Hall. All seats are reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the Greenville High School ticket booth, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily through the performance date. The price of the tickets is $5 for presale and $6 at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges. The choirs are accompanied by Judy... read more
Bread of Life Bookstore Grand Re-Opening
Bread of Life Bookstore announces a Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The first 100 customers in the store will choose a gift box from the Christmas tree that will reveal their personal discount and free gift to be chosen from a wide selection of new fiction books, non-fiction books, gifts, and Bibles. Additionally, everyone who visits the store will be entered in a drawing to win one of four fantastic door... read more
Economist Analyzes Farm Bill to Kick Off Ag Policy and Outlook Series
As negotiations on the farm bill have adjourned until after a congressional recess, major differences still exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, including several provisions in crop safety net programs, an economist at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist in the college’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics... read more
Library Open House & a Movie
The Friends of the Greenville Public Library are again hosting a Holiday Open House on Saturday December 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Library.  This annual event is always a festive and fun party for young and old.  The “cookie table” is full of a wide variety of delicious treats with coffee and fruit punch.  Santa & Mrs. Claus meet with kids to have their picture taken for free - and beautiful live music and Christmas decorations add... read more
What’s Happening; first weekend in December
Here's What's Happening in Darke County the First Weekend in December: Bring along your sense of discovery to experience the beauty and excitement of December in Darke County! Our urban-country spirit will be in full swing with holiday open houses, carriage rides, bonfires, winter wonderland walks, visits from Santa, small town charm, rich frontier heritage and fine food & wine... uniquely Darke County. Featured Events: The Darke... read more
Garst Museum Announces New Exhibit Focusing on Darke County
The Darke County Historical Society, in partnership with the Wright State University Public History Program, is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. “Pathway to the Present: The Towns and Villages of Darke County,” opens Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The new exhibit focuses on the growth of Darke County’s urban areas from 1850 to 1930. Advancements in agriculture... read more
Nashville's Riders in the Sky Cowboy Up for "Horses for Hero's"
Cowboy Up is Riders in the Sky's motto!  Be it a cowboy or veteran in a pinch they are all about lending a helping hand to those in need.  Saturday night, Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul & Joey will be signing a guitar to be auctioned in March to raise funds to keep veterans living and loving life in the saddle for Eagles Wings Stables "Horses for Heroes" program.  The program provides equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding for veterans struggling... read more
THIS Friday = First Friday: A Christmas Night!
Main Street Greenville invites you to December's First Friday Event – A Christmas Night! The event, scheduled for this Friday, December 6th from 6-9 pm, will feature free horse carriage rides (sponsored by Greenville Technology, Inc.), visits with Santa, strolling Victorian carolers, and more! This event welcomes all things Christmas to the downtown district for children of all ages to enjoy! Downtown businesses open late for shopping and... read more
Pictures with Santa Claus
Get your Pet's Picture taken with SANTA CLAUS on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at Greenville Walmart in the Garden Center. The “Darke County Friends of the Shelter”, a 501c3 organization will be taking pictures of your companion animals with Santa Claus. This is a fun time for everyone to enjoy and is your chance to meet members of the Friends of the Shelter. Everyone, including children, aunts, uncles and cousins are... read more
CBC December Blood Drives open to public
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – December is a busy month with many joyous occasions.  Donating blood offers a great opportunity for you to bring joy to others.  Community Blood Center gives donors many options to donate blood in Darke County.  Share your holiday spirit and give the gift of life at an upcoming blood drive. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at, or call 1-800-388-GIVE (4483).  Locally donors can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County... read more
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