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The Fiscal Times… Top 10 Policy Blunders of 2013, By David Francis
December 20, 2013 - This past year was a tough one for President Obama on a number of fronts. But it was particularly difficult internationally, as the president seemed to lurch from one crisis to the next without an apparent cohesive strategy, hurting America’s reputation and interests. There were some highlights in international affairs – Secretary of State John Kerry restarting the... read more.
Law Street Media… Crime in America: Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000, Kevin Rizzo
November 25, 2013 - Although most crime in the United States occurs in densely populated areas, there are several large cities that somehow manage to keep their crime levels low despite their sizes. These cities beg the question: what factors make one city safer than another? To properly compare and analyze these cities, we group them into large and small categories.  A large city is... read more.
Addiction tough to treat; focus on prevention, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “There’s this young lady… ‘I know it,’ she says… ‘I know I’m going to die but I have to have this drug’.” Darke County Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker tried to explain the depth, and nastiness, of the drug problem Darke County – along with the rest of the country – faces. Whittaker said the coroner spends a lot of taxpayer money – the Sheriff’s Department spends a lot of taxpayer money – dealing... read more.
Top 10 U.S. News Stories, By TIME Staff
Dec. 04, 2013 - 10. The Moore, Okla. Tornado - Like most tornados, the storm that tore through Moore, Okla. on May 20 arrived with little advance notice. Though forecasters knew the conditions were present for a potentially dangerous twister, it wasn’t until 2:40 p.m. that the National Weather Service issued its most serious warning: a “tornado emergency.” 16 minutes later, the storm barrelled... read more.
Cow Palace/Beef Barn destroyed in fairgrounds fire
Fire spreads to milking parlor and small office building; no other buildings affected - The Greenville City Fire Department responded to the Darke County Fairgrounds at 7:45 p.m. on December 27, 2013. Upon arrival, crews found the Cow Palace/Beef Barn fully engulfed in flames. The fire spread to the milking parlor and a small office building. No other buildings on the Fairgrounds received any damage... read more.
Police Beat... Armed robbery, DUI and domestic violence
On Dec. 17 police responded to an armed robbery at Papa Johns restaurant, 1111 E. Main St. The manager of the store advised an unknown male subject entered wearing a black ski mask with a black hockey mask over his face. He also wore a green hoodie, dark jeans and black gloves. The suspect displayed a knife approximately eight inches long and demanded the money in the cash register. The... read more.
Tri-County Region Re-Qualifies for Mental Health Professional Recruiting Funds
Darke, Miami and Shelby counties have been designated a Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for an additional three years, qualifying clinicians in mental health service fields to be eligible for tuition loan repayment and other benefits of up to $120,000, according to Jodi Long, Director of Clinical Services and Evaluation for the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services. To qualify for the benefits, psychiatrists, Licensed Independent
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Injury Accident on Rossburg Lightsville Rd
On December 25, 2013 at approximately 1:08 AM Darke County Deputies along with Rossburg Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2800 Block of Rossburg Lightsville Rd in reference to a single vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed Richard S. Smith, 43, of Rossburg, Ohio was traveling east on Rossburg Lightsville Rd. Smith's vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole. The vehicle traveling approximately
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GCSD board, staff thank retiring board members for service, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Following the Greenville City School Board’s Dec. 12 regular meeting the board, staff and administration hosted a “thank you” buffet with a parting gift for retiring board members Ben Studabaker, Sue Bowman and Cindy Scott. A variety of delicacies were prepared and served by the high school’s hospitality students. District Superintendent Doug Fries said it is with “great... read more.
Kasich signs adult adoption bill
COLUMBUS– Governor John R. Kasich today signed into law Senate Bill 23, sponsored by Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which will give adults adopted between January 1964 and September 1996 access to their original birth records. Adoptees will also have access to important health records. Senate Approves Beagle Initiative To Open Original Birth Records For Adult Adoptees December... read more.
Rowe gets 13 years in prison, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Dec. 20 Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced Cory M. Rowe to 10 years prison for each of two Felony One counts – Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Burglary – to be served concurrently, plus three years for a gun specification, to be served consecutively. Acknowledging Rowe had already been incarcerated for two years, Hein pointed out this was in line... read more.
Greenville Police Beat… Shoplifting at Walmart and assault at a local restaurant
GREENVILLE - On Dec. 18 police responded to Walmart regarding a suspect, Joshua Johnson. The suspect walked into Walmart through the general merchandise door, put two Shark bagless upright carpet cleaners in a cart and pushes it outside without paying for them. A Loss Prevention employee chased Johnson, telling him to stop. Johnson abandoned the cart and ran into JC Penney’s where he exited... read more.
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Scams Targeting Sales Consultants
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned independent sales consultants and at-home sellers to beware of scam artists posing as hearing-impaired customers in a twist to the counterfeit check scam. “During this busy time of year, we want to warn those who sell products that some scam artists are pretending to be customers,” Attorney General DeWine said. “If anyone places an order and sends you a check for more than the cost of the products, the check is likely... read more.
Houdeshell gets MonDay, community sanctions, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced Bryan A. Houdeshell on Dec. 16 to Community Sanctions, including the MonDay Program, for two counts of Felony 3 Burglary. Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby asked for a year in prison; acknowledging the defendant has a drug problem. Hein noted the defendant had started with marijuana at 13, went to cocaine at 15, prescription drugs at 16 and heroin at 23... read more.
AG DeWine, Darke County Prosecutor Ormsby indictment in Craigslist Scam Case
Updated - According the Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby III, The crimes were committed over a five months span, June 22 through Nov. 21. Williams S. Cameron has been indicted on Grand Theft, a felony of the 4th degree, and Telecommunications Fraud, a felony of the 3rd degree. While the crimes were committed in numerous counties across the state and in other states, Ormsby noted a trial can take place in Darke County because one of the... read more.
Attorney General DeWine Offers Security Breach Tips
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Following the announcement of the recent security breach affecting Target customers, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering advice for individuals who may be affected by the breach. “Security breaches are a cause for concern, but it's important not to panic,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Just because your information has been compromised does not necessarily mean you will become the victim of identity theft. Nevertheless, it’s important to take proactive steps to ... read more.
Trittschuh gets two years for multiple felonies, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Daniel L. Trittschuh was sentenced on Dec. 16 to two years in prison for a total of 10 felonies, ranging from F3 to F5. All charges were based upon one series of events. They included four counts of forgery (F5), two counts of grand theft (F4), one count of complicity to theft (F5), two counts of trafficking in drugs (F5) and one count of burglary (F3). Hein noted the defendant’s history of drug use: marijuana at age 10, cocaine at ... read more.
Meyer held for extradition to Michigan, sentenced to time served, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced Shawna Patterson Meyer to 82 days in jail on Dec. 16, with credit for time served, for grand theft auto and failure to comply with the order of a police officer, both F4 felonies. She remains in jail on $50,000 bond awaiting extradition to Michigan to face similar charges. Meyer pleaded guilty to the two charges in return for the state dropping a second failure to comply... read more.
News Net 5… Thousands of Ohio adoptees will soon have access to birth records, by Debora Lee
Dec 17, 2013 - CLEVELAND - Ohio Governor John Kasich will sign the Adoptee Rights bill this week, giving 400,000 adoptees born in Ohio between 1964 and 1996 access to their original birth certificates. "It's going to be another piece of the puzzle and help me complete who I am," said Dan Smith, of North Royalton, who was adopted shortly after his birth 45 years ago. Smith has an amended birth certificate which contains the names of his adoptive parents. However, he said it always raises... read more.
State on Track for Least Deadly Year on Ohio Roadways
ODOT innovation, motorist choices helping to make roads safer - COLUMBUS (Tuesday, December 17, 2013) – If the trend continues for the last two weeks of 2013, Ohio will record the least deadly year on state roadways ever. So far this year, 945 people have died on Ohio roadways. That’s the lowest number since the state began keeping tabs in 1936 when 2,389 people died on Ohio’s roadways. State officials are cautiously optimistic about... read more.
Reasons for the drug problem numerous; some even legitimate, By Bob Robinson
TROY – “Heroin seems to be especially on the uptake… and seems be related to the larger problem of opiates, which is related to prescription abuse.” Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services Community Resource Development Director Brad Reed compared the drug abuse problem to an octopus. “It has its tentacles everywhere. People are prescribed opiate pain killers for legitimate reasons. Especially after major surgery some kind... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… FBI agent details downfall of 2 ex-legislators; Presentation was part of seminar on ethics laws
By Jim Siegel - Tuesday December 17, 2013 - The FBI special agent in charge of investigating public corruption in Columbus explained to more than 100 legislators, lobbyists and legislative lawyers why two former legislators are in prison, and he said his group is still on the lookout. After explaining what led to the downfall of former Reps. W. Carlton Weddington of... read more.
Cheadle opts for MonDay Program over prison, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Katrina Cheadle was sentenced to Darke County Jail for up to 90 days to await acceptance by the MonDay program. She pleaded guilty to Complicity to Burglary, a Felony 3 offense, and admitted to failure to follow probation sanctions on a Felony 5 misuse of credit cards conviction. The probation violations included failure to report and failure to abstain from drug use. The charges could result in up to 36 months in prison. Darke County... read more.
Clark gets two years for felonious assault, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Kody Clark of Greenville was sentenced to two years in prison on Dec. 13 for Felonious Assault, a Felony 2 violation. After hearing multiple statements that Clark had mental health problems and needed help, Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein asked the members of Clark’s family, sitting behind him, if they had known about the ongoing mental health problems. Most nodded their heads. Hein turned to Clark. “I’m... read more.
Police Beat… Police handle disorderly conduct, assault and dog bite complaints
On Dec. 1 police were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Broadway Street. The officer was flagged down in front of 409 S. Broadway. The suspect, Kurtis Yoder, had a “strong smell of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech.” He was reportedly swaying while standing and very aggressive. He had an injury and was bleeding from his forehead. The officer placed him in the back of the cruiser and called for Greenville Township Rescue. After... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer…Kasich to UC grads: Make difference in someone's life, Written by Cliff Peale
Dec. 14, 2013 Ohio Gov. John Kasich had a simple message for University of Cincinnati graduates Saturday: Help others. “Fame, it’s fleeting. Power, it disappears,” Kasich told the crowd inside Fifth Third Arena. “You know what doesn’t? The way you engage in changing the world. “Deep down inside, know that you are making a difference in someone else’s life,” he added. “You’ll never fail if you follow that advice.” Kasich’s speech was standard graduation fare, short on policy and long on self-deprecating... read more.
WHIO-TV Darke County crews fight four blazes in 48 hours, By Breaking News Staff
DARKE CO. — Fire crews in Darke County have had an exhausting weekend. Four blazes spanned the county since Saturday morning, with houses and barns being damaged. Fire fighters were on scene at two blazes simultaneously on Sunday evening. Around 6:47 p.m., crews in Versailles and Russia were called to a barn fire in the 12000 block of Willowdell Road. Just minutes later, Liberty Township crews were called... read more.
Dayton Business Journal…Another day, another round of Obamacare extensions, by Kent Hoover Washington Bureau Chief Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
The Obama administration announced another round of extensions for health care reform Thursday afternoon in order to help consumers "seamlessly transition" from their old insurance policies to Obamacare's new plans. The Department of Health and Human Services issued an interim final rule that formalizes... read more.
“Taking Charge” graduates prepare for next step: jobs, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “This class has given me the tools I need to succeed,” said Charles Robbins, one of 15 graduates of the “Taking Charge of Your Life” class at The Darke County Job Center Dec. 11. Admitting he’d been in and out of jail all of his life, Robbins said he got tired of doing the same thing and not getting a good result at the end of it. Each of the 15 graduates went around the table and shared their Mission Statements… goals they ... read more.
The Journal News… At least 25% of students risk failing test to get to 4th grade, By Jackie Borchardt
COLUMBUS — Between one-fourth and 44 percent of Ohio third-graders would not pass the state test required to move on to fourth grade if it were administered today, according to information provided Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education. ODE plans to release the fall Ohio Achievement Assessment results on Friday, which are a first glimpse of how many students might be retained in third grade as part of a tougher “third-grade reading guarantee.” The assessment administered in the fall tested... read more.
Rowe pleads guilty, faces 25 years in prison, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Cory M. Rowe pleaded guilty to Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, both Felony 1 charges, and a Firearm Specification, on Dec. 9 in Darke County Common Pleas Court. The maximum consecutive penalty could be 25 years and $40,000 in fines. Only the firearm specification makes prison time mandatory, although prison time is presumed necessary on both F1 counts. Three felony counts were dropped in return for the plea... read more.
Crime Task Force Seizes More Than $1 Million in Heroin, Cocaine, Meth
(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims, and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Marlon Miller announced today that an investigation conducted by a newly formed Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) task force has resulted in the seizure of more than $1 million in illegal drugs... read more.
The Toledo Blade… 43,000 in Mich., 40,000 Ohioans to lose unemployment benefits
By Marlene Harris-Taylor - WASHINGTON — Democrats lost a battle in Washington on Thursday but vowed to keep fighting for an extension of benefits for workers unemployed longer than 26 weeks. The federal emergency unemployment benefits program expires Dec. 28 and nearly 40,000 Ohioans and 43,000 long-term unemployed in Michigan are set to lose these jobless benefits. Congress passed a budget deal on Thursday that does not include a provision to pay for additional emergency unemployment... read more.
Bridges to College announces new director
Greenville, OH – Bridges to College is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne McKinney as new Executive Director effective December 2013.  Bridges to College is a college access program that operates in Greenville and Ansonia schools to encourage local students to extend their education beyond the high school level.  In operation since 2007, Bridges to College works to increase the percentage of students who enter either 2 or 4 year... read more.
Sturgill gets 36 months for drugs felony, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Adam Sturgill was sentenced to 36 months in prison Dec. 9 for a Felony 3 count of Attempted Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (Methamphetamine) in Darke County Common Pleas Court. The defendant, defense attorney Nicole Pohlman and Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby, agreed to a recommended 36 month prison term with the understanding the state would not object to a defense motion for judicial release into the MonDay... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Organized Crime Task Force Seizes Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy
(GALLIPOLIS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Gallia County Sheriff Joseph Browning, Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood,  Middleport Police Chief Bruce Swift, Gallipolis Police Chief Clinton Patterson, Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins, and Meigs County Prosecutor Colleen Williams announced today that an investigation by a newly formed Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) task force has resulted in the... read more.
FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics
Washington, D.C. December 09, 2013 Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its second compilation of annual data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The report, NIBRS 2012, presents core tables about incident and offense data submitted by a third of the nation’s law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, as well as a new series of tables with agency-level data. The report also furnishes a series... read more
Two Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Darke County
On December 11, 2013 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit along with Darke County Deputies, the Darke County Special Response Team and officers from the Greenville Police Department conducted a heroin buy/bust operation at 851 Martin Street in Greenville, Ohio.  Arrested were Bobby R. House (22) of Dayton, and Terrance Bolton (55) of Dayton.  Both men were taken into custody without incident and are currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where they await formal charges... read more.
Federal News Radio… Lawmakers to budget committee: Don't throw feds under the bus
Monday - 12/9/2013 - By Jack Moore - Lawmakers, who face a self-imposed Friday deadline to come up with a fiscal 2014 budget plan, appear to be making progress toward a limited deal that would stave off another shutdown and give agencies the certainty of funding for the remainder of the year. But lawmakers with districts surrounding Washington, D.C., are preemptively speaking out against any proposal that, in the words of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), would "throw federal employees under the bus... read more.
text… US Congress strikes bipartisan budget deal, By James Politi in Washington
US budget negotiators on Tuesday night struck a bipartisan deal to set spending levels until 2015, breaking the latest fiscal logjam in Congress and stopping a cycle of crisis-driven economic policy making in Washington. The agreement is small in size – worth $85bn – but may herald the return of an era in which Congress can perform basic functions without the political brinkmanship that has repeatedly threatened the US economic recovery... read more.
Greenville Police Beat… Lying to police leads to additional charge
GREENVILLE - On Dec. 2 police stopped Tamara Swartz for speeding on Chestnut at Oak Street. Swartz said she had an emergency and needed to get her son to the hospital because he’d had a seizure. Swartz refused an offer of an ambulance and advised she was going straight to the hospital. She was issued a warning and sent on her way. The officer then noticed Swartz went down Martz instead of Sherman so he checked and observed Swartz... read more.
Dingman gets 60 days plus sanctions, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Edward F. Dingman, Jr., received 60 days in jail plus 60 months community sanctions for Felony 3 Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. He will also have to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service. Included in the sentence is a six month suspension of his driver’s license. Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein told Dingman he needed to “own up” to
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Former Pharmacist Ordered to Pay More than $2 Million
(COSHOCTON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven Dettelbach announced today that a former Coshocton pharmacist has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in funds she obtained through fraudulent billing practices. United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Judge David Dowd sentenced Barbara Elise Miller to four and a half years in prison this afternoon.  She was also ordered to pay $2,163,000 in restitution... read more.
State Representative Richard N. Adams… Adams Announces Retirement
Friday, December 6, 2013 - Richard N. Adams Ph.D., State Representative, 80th District announced his retirement today at a news conference at the Miami County Safety Building in Troy. His retirement will be effective January 1, 2015 at the conclusion of his current term. Representative Adams expressed his appreciation to the citizens of Miami and Darke Counties for their support and the opportunity to serve them in Columbus as their state representative... read more.
The Hill… Boehner blasts Senate Dems for standoff, By Russell Berman
12/03/13 - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday accused Senate Democrats of holding up year-end agreements on the farm bill and the budget. “It is time for the other chamber to get serious about getting its work done,” Boehner said after a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. The Speaker said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had each made multiple serious offers to their Democratic counterparts on House-Senate conference committees on the farm... read more.
Greenville local elected president of OFRW, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Local Republican Lyn Bliss was recently elected President of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW), a statewide organization set up to assist the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) in its various activities. Her goal as the organization’s new leader? “Communication… top down and bottom up,” she said. Bliss wants to build a closer relationship between the two Republican entities. “We are the ones who get... read more.
Drugs claim 42 lives from 2006 to 2013
“The problem with street drugs like cocaine and heroin, when they’re made no one knows what the actual dose is,” stated Darke County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker. Whittaker went on to explain that the strength of these drugs depends greatly upon what they have been adulterated with and how much additives have been included in the drug. “This is why we have so many drug overdose deaths.” “No one wakes up and says to themselves... read more.
Phishing scam Mercer County
The St. Henry Bank has been notified that a phishing scam involving The St. Henry Bank has occurred. If you receive a phone call they will state that your St. Henry Bank Debit/ATM Card is locked. This is a scam do not provide any information and hang up the phone immediately. The Mercer County Sheriffs Department is aware of the situation and is investigating. Your accounts at The St. Henry Bank are secure.
Fox News…Families face coverage gap amid insurance cancellations, ObamaCare website woes, By Jim Angle
Published December 03, 2013 The Christmas rush this year won't just be for items that go under the tree – for those trying to buy a new insurance policy effective Jan.1, the deadline is Dec. 23. “I think it's fair to say that you're going to have to see hundreds of thousands of people enroll pretty much every day between now and the 23rd in order to get to the goal... read more.
Investors… IRS Audit For Cancer Patient Choosing Death Over ObamaCare
12/03/2013 - Health Reform: A cancer patient who spoke out against the cancellation of his insurance by ObamaCare now faces an IRS audit he may not live to see, and says he'll pay the fine rather than burden his family. Bill Elliott knows the meaning of the adage that the only two things that are certain are death and taxes, for he is now staring both in the face. Like the Tea Party before him, Elliott faces an IRS audit for speaking out against the ObamaCare that canceled his insurance coverage he liked and... read more.
Greenville Police Beat… Suspect runs from police, but denies wrong doing
On Nov. 22 police responded to the 400 block of Washington Street regarding a suspect yelling and beating on the windows of a Ritter Plumbing van with a traffic cone. He was breaking the windows. Police observed the suspect running away and falling in the area of Wayne and Walker. He got up and continued running. Police told him to stop, which he didn’t. The suspect ran to an alley near Harrison but was blocked by fencing. With police... read more.
The Hill… Intel chair warns of 'huge malevolence', By Megan R. Wilson
Americans are in more danger of terrorist attacks than ever before, the leaders of congressional intelligence panels said on Sunday. “The threat level has never been more diverse than it is today,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." “The more efforts [extremists] try, the more perfect you have to be in trying to stop something, and that's a challenge," he said... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Darke County looks to create manufacturing training center
by Tristan Navera - Greenville City Schools is looking to the state to fund a new $1.5 million center for manufacturing training. The district has applied for $1.5 million in state capital budget money to completely fund a 4,000-square-foot addition to school’s career technology facility, which would include a computer lab and a space for equipment training, said Dave Peltz, career technical director for Greenville City Schools. The... read more.
Setser sentenced to prison; two others brought to trial, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Allyson N. Setser was sentenced to 18 months in prison Nov. 25 for probation violation by Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein. She will be eligible to be moved into the MonDay Program on judicial release if she is accepted. Hein told Setser she needs to have some time in prison, then asked if she had a child. “Yes, sir.” How old? “Sixteen months.” “You’re a danger to your child. Do you...
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Commissioners support Corynna, Awareness Day, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On Nov. 20 Darke County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 25 Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Day. It was done on behalf of 16-year-old Corynna Strawser, who suffers from the disease. On Nov. 25 staff and commissioners wore Courage for Corynna T-shirts in her honor. Nearly all business on Nov. 25 involved Fund Transfers, approving payment vouchers and one expense request.
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Police Beat… Police respond to assault, rash of burglaries
On Nov. 18 police were dispatched to 219 E. Water St. regarding an assault complaint. Roxanne Longenecker was moving out of Sharon Snyder’s house. A dispute started over a microwave Snyder was going to hold until rent money still owed was paid. Longenecker admitted to spitting in Snyder’s face and attempting to choke her. Snyder had visible scratch marks and bruising on her neck area near her collar bone. Longenecker was cited for assault... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Ohio’s 'smartest' colleges revealed
Ohio has two colleges in the top 50 and seven in the top 120 on Luminosity’s ranking of America’s Smartest Colleges. When it comes to the smartest U.S. colleges, Ohio boasts some serious brainpower. The state featured two colleges in the top 50 and seven in the top 120, according to Luminosity’s ranking of America’s Smartest Colleges. Luminosity — which has developed a program for brain training — measured five areas... read more.
Juveniles injured in rollover accident
At 6:18pm, November 30th, 2013, Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a one vehicle rollover on Otterbein Ithaca Rd. near Gordon Landis Rd. Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Careflight and Greenville Rescue were all dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2000 Ford SUV, occupied by 2 juveniles and 1 adult, was traveling westbound on Otterbein Ithaca Rd. The vehicle drove off the right (north) side of the roadway, jumping over... read more.
GCSD recognized for its workforce contribution, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Greenville City School District was recognized by P4P (Partnering for Progress) and Darke County Economic Development for its Workforce Development contribution, primarily through its Career Tech Center. GCSD staff noted the recognition for the School Board at its Nov. 14 regular meeting. The partnership between Darke County’s economic development arm and the District’s Tech Center achieved its first milestone with... read more.
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