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Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum… Bradford Railroad Museum to construct a model of the yards
The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is happy to announce that the Board of Trustees have approved the construction a model of the yards at their January meeting. The museum has planned a model of the yards for many years and it is now becoming a reality. Mike Desch and Rick Miller of Precision Metal Fabrication located at 191 Heid Avenue, Dayton, Ohio will be constructing and installing the layout. The goal is to have the... read more 
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VACC Banquet Recognizes Deb Pohl & The Versailles Garden Club, By Kathy Magoto
Monday evening the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) held its annual banquet.    Chamber Director, Eric Paulus presented Mrs. Debra Pohl the Citizen of the Year Award.  Deb was nominated by her sister, Pam Groff who was on hand with the rest of the Mrs. Pohl’s family, with the exception of son Brian who was ill the evening of the banquet. Deb’s life long volunteering in the community... read more 
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Greenville Public Library… Adult Winter Reading Program at Library
What nicer way to wile away the cold winter days & nights than curling up with a good book!  Add to that a chance to win gift certificates to any of the the three downtown coffee shops by participating in the Greenville Public Library's Adult Winter Reading Program.  Just fill out a quick & easy form to say you’ve read a book (any book including e-books) and drop it off for the weekly drawings.  Deb... read more 
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  Help kids, and get your favorite photos or cartoons, By Bob Robinson
County News Online was established as a Senior Scribes fundraising project in January, 2011. The SSSF has given out nearly $24,000 in scholarships since its inception, with more than $13,000 of it coming from CNO. SSSF and CNO have helped 20 Darke County students achieve their college goals, some of them twice. For this accomplishment, we thank the Senior Scribes for... read more 
Main Street Greenville… Applicants for the position of Executive Director sought
The Main Street Greenville Executive Director coordinates activity within a downtown revitalization program. He/she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program. The Executive Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all project activities. In addition, the Executive Director should help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve. The Executive Director should have education and/or... read more 
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VHS Wounded Warrior Program… Versailles student honors those who have served
By Kathy Magoto - Friday, January 18th during the Versailles’ Varsity basketball game against Fort Recovery, the Versailles Cheerleaders hosted a patriotic tribute to honor those who have and are presently serving our country.  The student section and the tiger fans in attendance were dressed in red, white, and blue to say thank you to our armed forces. As a special thank you... read more 
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Darke County YMCA… Olsen named gymnastics coordinator at local YMCA
GREENVILLE- The Darke County YMCA has hired 2010 Greenville High School graduate, Sheyanne Olsen,the coordinator for the gymnastics program. Olson currently is a junior at Wright State University, studying sports science. She has 13 years of experience as a competitive cheerleader and worked in the local facility's gymnastics department for five years. She currently coaches the Greenville junior... read more 
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Service to the Community… Integrity Ambulance Service Gives Back
Integrity Ambulance Service employees have stepped up to ensure the residents of Darke County don’t go hungry. In December, 2012 the employees of Integrity Ambulance Service launched their first Station Holiday Challenge.  During this challenge, the employees donated canned foods and non-perishable items to their employing stations, spreading from Toledo to Dayton.  Items were collected between December 10 and December 24... read more 
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Ohio Farm Bench Marking and Profitability Tools, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension
FINPACK (Farm Financial Planning and Analysis) is a nationally known agricultural software package designed to aid in farm planning and credit analysis, as well as evaluate the financial position of a farm while exploring business alternatives and improving business decisions. OSU Extension Educators can bring FINPACK to your farm. OSU Extension Offers Farm Financial Analysis. In today's capital intensive... read more 
MVCTC Adult Education Positioned to Support Governor Kasich’s Incumbent Workforce Training Effort - Clayton, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education division is positioned to meet employer needs as part of Governor Kasich’s Incumbent Workforce Development Reform Initiative.  The Governor’s office recently announced, “A new and aggressive approach to helping Ohio workers improve their skills while also enhancing the economic competitiveness of Ohio companies. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Education/Arts/Health Care Community
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County continues to focus on our mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. The after-school mentoring program, “Big Buddies” launched the 2012-2013 school year with 175 participants... read more 
St. Mary’s School… January Newsletter
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the school there was a buzz of such activity as can only be produced by a school full of excited children.  On Tuesday, Dec. 18, after much hard work at rehearsals, the students presented an excellent Christmas program. Immediately following the program both audience and performers enjoyed decorating and eating cookies, and drinking hot cocoa. Santa Claus stopped by and the children were able to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. The next day
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LeadingAge Establishes Center for Housing Plus Services
New Center Will Catalyze Housing Solutions for Seniors - Washington, DC—LeadingAge is announcing the creation of a new Center for Housing Plus Services, which will serve as a national catalyst for the development, adoption and support of innovative affordable housing solutions that enable low- and modest-income seniors to age safely and successfully in their homes and communities. Since 2005, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has been studying the role that housing plus services plays
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On Farm Fuel Storage Containment Requirement, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Farms now have less than four months to prepare or amend and implement their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. The compliance date for farms is May 10, 2013. The following regulations which require containment or diversionary structures if you have more than 1,320 gallons of above ground fuel storage are not new. The original regulations became effective in 1974 and were revised in 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2010. On... read more 
Court News Ohio… High School Students to Participate in State Civics Competition
January 11, 2013 - In two weeks, seven Ohio high schools will try to unseat Findlay as the winning class in the annual We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution competition. Findlay has represented the Buckeye State at the We the People National Finals for 11 consecutive years. Nearly 150 students are preparing to participate in the January 25 event at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home to the Ohio Supreme Court, in Columbus. The competing schools are
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Continuum of Care… Homeless Count in Darke Co. targets Vets & 18-24 yr. olds
January 22nd is the date set for the next Point-In-Time study of a twenty-four hour period to tally the number of sheltered homeless and those persons who are homeless and cannot be surveyed. There are those individuals living in cars, at campgrounds, under bridges or other locations throughout the county. Homelessness is not just in Greenville. Even the smallest town in Darke County has... read more 
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Versailles Area COC… Versailles Garden Club receives People-Pride-Progress Award
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has announced the Versailles Garden Club as the recipient of the People-Pride-Progress Award. This award was created in 2009 to honor any local organization that has demonstrated exemplary community service to the Village of Versailles. The club was inadvertently brought to the VACC’s attention through an article from the Versailles Area Historical Society newsletter. The Garden Club was... read more 
Edison Engages Community to Help Shape Future
Edison State Community College is reaching new heights by implementing SOAR, a comprehensive strategic planning method in a series of focus group meetings on the campus throughout the month of January. SOAR, an acronym for Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results, engages stakeholders to help construct the future of the college. Results and insights from the focus groups will inform and guide the College in shaping its strategic plan. “The SOAR process helps us to collaborate
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Darke County Center for the Arts… Two new sponsors for Taste of Wine & Jazz
Edward Jones Investment Representatives and Fry & Company - Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) announces sponsors for the sold out event A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXIV, set for Friday, January 18, 2013, 6:30 P.M. at Montage Cafe.    Sponsors include Edward Jones local Investment Representatives Dave Connelly, Steve Litchfield, Todd Subler, Bill Wolke, and Andria Haworth, along with Fry & Company partners Beverly... read more 
MVCTC Adult Education Positioned to Support Gov. Kasich’s Incumbent Workforce Training Effort
Clayton – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education division is positioned to meet employer needs as part of Governor Kasich’s Incumbent Workforce Development Reform Initiative. The Governor’s office recently announced, “a new and aggressive approach to helping Ohio workers improve their skills while also enhancing the economic competitiveness of Ohio companies. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program provides $20 million for training opportunities
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Darke County Fair… Local Fair Board Honored
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 4, 2013) – Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels presented a certificate of recognition to The Great Darke County Fair for the completion of an outstanding 2012 fair season. Board President Richard Delk and Vice President James Zumbrink accepted the certificate on behalf of the fair board. The presentation was made during the annual meeting of Ohio’s 94 agricultural societies at the Ohio Fair... read more 
Darke County Job Center… Are you interested in working for local manufacturers?
If so, we have a great opportunity for you . . .  January 10, 2013 - DARKE COUNTY - Manufacturers are looking for entry level applicants who possess the skills and qualities the Manufacturing Readiness Training program provides.   The training was developed with input from local companies, which covers a broad range of subjects relevant to entry-level manufacturing positions including topics such as print reading, manufacturing processes, quality, employer expectations, and basic
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Cancer Association receives generous donation from CenturyLink
CenturyLink has a rich history of supporting local communities.  “Our employees live and work and raise their families here,” said Rick Krogman, CenturyLink Supervisor. “We’re proud to work for a local company improving lives and communities in Darke County.  CenturyLink supports the area through financial and volunteer investments, including the Chamber of Commerce, economic development... read more 
New Training Program Available in Darke County
Manufacturing Readiness program aims to prepare job seekers for positions in Darke County and beyond
December 5, 2012 - DARKE COUNTY- Darke County has begun offering a manufacturing readiness training program to assist individuals seeking employment and opportunity in manufacturing in West Central Ohio. The program, which was developed with input from local companies, covers a broad range of subjects relevant to entry-level manufacturing positions including... read more 
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Greenville Career Tech Center… CIS competes in Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge
Students from the Greenville Career Tech Center CIS (Computer Information Systems) Program recently competed in the Deloitte Virtual Team Challenge.  The Virtual Team Challenge gave Greenville Computer Information System Students a taste of the different aspects of working as an employee of a fictional professional services firm. Every participant was able to fulfill one of several roles on a simulated professional services team and... read more 
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Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012- What does it mean to Ohio Farmers? From Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - The United States Congress worked overtime over the New Year’s Holiday to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and was signed into law by President Obama.  There are many provisions which are allowing members of the agricultural community to breathe a sigh of relief as they head into 2013 and some provisions, such as the farm bill, will cause much debate in the upcoming months.  This article provides... read more 
Miami Valley Career Technology Center… MVCTC students compete in Trebuchet Competition
Clayton, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) students in Eric Houston’s Applied Physics classes held a trebuchet battle on December 13, 2012. Teams from four classes came together in the morning and competed against each other in a round-robin tournament.  Each team competed three times, with students engaged and excited about math and science for over two hours.  The winning team consisting of Kat Cook (Power Technology junior from Milton-Union), David... read more 
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Gateway Youth Program… “Spring into Winter Connections” Program offered for local Youth
With winter weather hitting us hard in the past few weeks – do your kids need something to keep them busy?  The Gateway Youth Program is offering an exciting sixteen week program for youth in Darke County. This will be a fantastic program that runs from January 29 to May 18; every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity for youth aged 7 to 17 to meet new people... read more 
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Greenville Career Tech Center... Supply Chain Management Aids BPW at Santa Breakfast
This holiday season the Supply Chain Management Class of the Greenville Career Tech Center helped bring some festive cheer by assisting the local Business & Professional Women’s Club with their annual breakfast with Santa! On Saturday, December 15th, members of BPW and SCM welcomed 70+ guests to enjoy a fun filled morning including breakfast with Santa, holiday music and gifts for all of the... read more 
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Memories… Snow Much Fun, By Sally Amspaugh
More years ago than I care to count snowmobiling in Michigan was a favorite of sport for Jane and Clyde Stump, Jim and Karen Hummel, Dennis and Connie Davison, my husband Larry and myself. The early years we would make the trip to Indian River where we camped out at the Indian Trails Motel. The first year was spent in three bedroom house trailers and we did our own cooking. By popular vote... read more 
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Greenville Fire Department receives sixth AFG Award
The City of Greenville Fire Department announces that it has received the award of $26,101 from the 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.  The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program established in 2001.  This is the sixth AFG awarded to the City of Greenville Fire Department.  Total AFG funds awarded to the City of Greenville now stands at $1,031,917.00.  The 2012... read more 
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Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce… Debra Pohl Citizen of the Year
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is proud to announce Mrs. Debra Pohl as their newest recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award.   This award was originally established in 1970 under the name of the Community Service Award and has been award annual since its inception.  On Monday, January 21, the VACC will ceremoniously award the Citizen of the Year obelisk to Mrs. Pohl. Deb’s name... read more 
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35th Annual Darke County Engineer’s Report for 2012
By James P. Surber P.E., P.S., Darke County Engineer - This is our yearly report showing the taxpayer all public money received, exactly how the money was spent, and what it accomplished. We continue to face the challenges of increasing costs and decreasing revenues. It has always been a challenge to maintain and improve the County system having the most bridges and miles of road in the State of Ohio; and... read more 
Fort GreeneVille DAR donates to FISH mitten tree
Fort GreeneVille Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution donated mittens and gloves to the FISH mitten tree at the Brethrens Retirement Center... read more 
Retired Senior Volunteers… Reading Buddies Make a Difference
Did you know that reading is the cornerstone of all learning for children? Sadly, research shows: only 53% of children aged 3 to 5 are read to by family members; most teachers do not have even 5 minutes a day to read individually with each student in class; at-risk students by the first grade have a vocabulary that is approximately half of other students; if intervention is delayed until age seven, seventy-five percent of children will continue having difficulty. It is clear that the sooner a child can develop a love... read more 
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County News Online… CNO racks up second million page views
The banner at the top of this page says it all: Thank you Darke County!!! In the interest of accuracy, we also need to say thank you to readers from the Miami Valley to Columbus. While the majority of our readership is in Darke County, a significant number of readers follow us from the Miami Valley, schools and colleges, and government agencies. Thank you all! Sometime Sunday afternoon, readership passed the two million mark. The day finished... read more 
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Resolve to Improve Farming Practices in 2013, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
New Year's resolutions aren't just for those who are overweight, sedentary or struggling to break a bad habit. Farmers can resolve to avoid poor management practices or implement better production techniques in 2013. Steve Leer, communications consultant/senior writer for Purdue University’s AgComm news and public affairs and publishing units, collected farmer resolutions from Purdue University crop, livestock and agricultural economics... read more 
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Miami Valley Career Technology Center… MVCTC Provides Apprenticeship Opportunities
Clayton, Ohio -- MVCTC currently has 33 students participating in the Apprenticeship program and Internships with local business partners in many different career areas.  The Apprenticeship program allows students to work and earn a paycheck, while learning skills and earning the certifications employers want. In most cases, an Apprenticeship student will work two weeks on a job related to their career program and then spend two weeks at... read more 
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MVCTC… MVCTC Media & Video Production Students Working on Client Projects
Clayton, Ohio - The seniors in the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Media & Video Production class are applying skills they are learning to real projects by working with several community clients.  These clients include Grace Bethany Nursing Home in Englewood, Clayton Fire Department, and also the security office at MVCTC.  Below is a brief description of each project. Grace Bethany Nursing Home in Englewood, OH- The students are ... read more 
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Edison Community College… Edison Nursing Graduates Honored With Pinning Ceremony
The Edison State College Nursing program honored its most recent crop of graduates into the profession on Thursday, Dec. 13, with a pinning ceremony held before a packed gymnasium filled with family and friends at the Piqua Campus. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the graduate nurse is presented to family and friends as a professional who is about to practice nursing and the graduate is usually “pinned” by... read more 
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Making the best of the elements, By Elaine Bailey
Faces red and chapped from the frosty air, Jordan and Dillion made the most of their last day of the holiday break. Although the sun shone brilliantly most of the day, temperatures remained in the twenties, so the service ramp next to the junior high building remained ideal for sledding forwards, sideways, and even backwards. The boys live around the corner from the school and admit to having many hours of sledding fun on the ramp... read more 
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MVCTC… Top MVCTC Dental Students Become Ohio Certified Dental Assistants
Clayton, Ohio -- In recent years the Ohio Certification for Dental Assistants has allowed students in the second year of a training program to attempt the exam if their instructor is certified. The students prepare during the two years and in October take a practice/mock test. Industry personnel come to the school and administer a clinical test during which the students are scored and also receive constructive feedback. This finalizes their preparation... read more 
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West Ohio Agronomy Day, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 14th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.  The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a “Listening Session” and breakfast sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Association, followed at 8:30 a.m. by an update from the grain marketers of Cargill and Trupointe Cooperative.  The programs dealing with Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for farmers and Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors... read more 
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