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House Policy And Legislative Oversight Committee Releases Key Findings Of IRS Targeting Of Ohioans July 26, 2013, By Rep. Mike Dovilla
CINCINNATI - The Ohio House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee this week conducted a field hearing on House Concurrent Resolution 27, sponsored by Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) regarding the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and targeting of Ohioans. Chairman Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) released the ... read more.
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Mansfield News Journal…Portman pushes bill to cut pollution, energy costs, By Deirdre Shesgreen
Jul. 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to debate a major energy bill next week crafted by Sen. Rob Portman, which proponents say would cut pollution, slash electricity bills and save money for consumers and companies alike. The legislation, which Portman, R-Ohio, authored with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., would create new incentives to spur greater use of energy-saving tools and technologies in office buildings, manufacturing ... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… House of Representatives votes to keep ashes from coal-fired power plants from designation as hazardous waste, By Sabrina Eaton
July 25, 2013 - Hundreds of coal miners and their families wait in line to attend a rally Aug. 14 at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio. The House of Representatives on Thursday adopted legislation that would give states greater control over the management of coal ash, a coal combustion byproduct that poses environmental threats when put in landfills, but is also commonly... read more.
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The Columbus Dispatch… Helping the needy: Who’s doing what? By Joe Vardon
The Kasich administration hopes a study will find any overlaps or gaps in available social services - Thursday July 25, 2013 - The Kasich administration is seeking information from thousands of Ohio’s nonprofit and religion-based organizations to learn what services are being provided to the needy and where there are coverage gaps. The project’s working title is Mapping Ohio’s Compassion, and it is being led by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based... read more.
The Columbus Dispatch… Race on for ’15 Ohio House speaker, By Jim Siegel
July 26, 2013 - Rep. Ron Amstutz, left, and Rep. Cliff Rosenberger are currently the leading contenders to become the next Ohio House speaker in the Republican-dominated chamber. Rep. Cliff Rosenberger was still four months shy of being born when Rep. Ron Amstutz joined the state legislature in 1981. Thirty-two years later, the upstart and the veteran are squaring off to become the next speaker of the House. Rosenberger, 32, and Amstutz, 62, have emerged — at least at the moment — as the top... read more.
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Politico… John Boehner: Obama speech ‘an Easter Egg with no candy’, By Seung Min Kim
7/24/13 - House Speaker John Boehner took a preemptive swing at President Barack Obama’s economic speech on Wednesday, jabbing the address as “a hollow shell” and “an Easter Egg with no candy in it.” In a brief speech on the House floor Boehner – like many other fellow Hill Republicans – attempted to get out front of Obama’s highly anticipated remarks at Knox College in Illinois. “The president himself said [the speech] isn’t going to change any... read more.
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Police Beat… Union City woman arrested for menacing after threatening police
GREENVILLE - On July 22 police responded to Darke County Juvenile Court to arrest Gina R. Dean, 504-1/2 Plum St., Union City, on an outstanding bench warrant. She was aggravated at the arrival of police. She used foul language and verbally abused the officers. As she was arrested and taken outside she threatened to kill one officer if she took her kids; then said “You are all dirty ----- cops, you aren’t gonna take away my ----- kids and I should... read more.
The Washington Times… House Republicans may widen IRS inquiry; lawmakers to focus on audits of conservative nonprofits
By Seth McLaughlin - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - House Republicans are weighing a major expansion of their investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservatives by looking into the audits of nonprofit groups, potentially opening another front in the scandal. Several leaders of 501(c)(3) groups find it fishy that they were audited by the IRS about the same time... read more.
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GOP Men hear Ohio Anti-Agenda 21 spokesperson
“I hope today to give you a ‘big picture’ understanding of how Agenda 21 came into being and how it has rapidly advanced during the last two decades. When I am done speaking, I hope you will go to my website and further your knowledge of Agenda 21 so that you can share your knowledge with your neighbors, religious leaders, educators, fellow workers, and politicians, in the hope that we can stop this train wreck.” was the opening used for the... read more.
The Hill…Boehner: Obama economic push a 'big set-up' for higher taxes, By Russell Berman
07/23/13–Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) panned President Obama’s newfound focus on the economy, saying his scheduled series of speeches this week were merely a “big set-up” for a push for higher taxes. The Speaker and other House Republican leaders mocked Obama for giving more economic speeches while he ignored House-passed legislation aimed at boosting job growth. “If the president were serious about helping our economy, he wouldn’t give another speech. He’d reach out and actually work
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Overflow crowd shows up for Neighborhood Watch meeting, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Wayman’s Corner Bed and Breakfast on Central Avenue was “overflowing” with area citizens concerned about crime in their neighborhoods. More than 30 people crowded into two small sitting areas on July 22, with the latecomers standing in the hallway. They were there with one idea in mind: form a Neighborhood Watch group. Many citizens had their own stories to tell… garages broken into, drug deals, crack houses. All were. ... read more.
Court News Ohio… Funding Crisis Strikes Throughout Federal Courts, Judge Tells Senate Panel
July 23, 2013 - A judge today told a U.S. Senate panel that the number of personnel working in federal courts is at the lowest level since 1999, and that court clerks and probation and pretrial services staff could be furloughed for close to 70,000 hours this fiscal year. “If sufficient funding is not provided to the courts, we cannot provide the people of the United States the type of justice system that has been a hallmark of our liberty throughout the nation’s history,” said Judge Julia S. Gibbons, chair of the... read more.
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Commissioners note impending state sales tax increase, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioners advised residents at their July 15 public meeting that the state sales tax increase passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich will go into effect Sept. 1. The increase is .25 percent, raising the state tax from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent. The county tax of 1.5 percent stays unchanged, for a total of 7.25 percent. According to a July... read more.
Springfield News Sun… DeWine sounds warning on consumer scams, By Tom Stafford
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned members of the Springfield Rotary Club Monday to be wary of scam artists looking to make easy money. “We’ve always had scam artists,” DeWine said during his visit to the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center. But the Internet now provides them with “a long arm” that allows them to “reach out across many states” to prey on their victims. Retired teacher Bob Weidner told the audience he didn’t wire money to his grandson in Texas as the result of a phone call... read more.
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Motorcycle Injury Accident… Unknown vehicle attempts to pass, leaves scene of accident
On July 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm Darke County Deputies, Bradford squad and fire along with Care Flight were dispatched to the 9700 block of State Route 185 on a motorcycle accident with injury. Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the 1983 Honda motorcycle was Andrew Smith of Versailles. Smith was eastbound on State Route 185 when an unknown vehicle attempted to pass Smith and two other motorcycles. The vehicle was not able to... read more.
Portsmouth Daily Times…Portman works to cut wasteful spending, By Wayne Allen
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), in a conference call with Ohio reporters Thursday, highlighted some of his and others efforts to curtail wasteful government spending. “Today we issued another example of Washington wasteful spending, every month were doing this. An example of wasteful spending at the Department of State, we have received information they have spent $630,000 to persuade people to like their Facebook page,” Portman said. “I don’t know how this helps promote our foreign policy ... read more.
Mercer County…27-day-old infant dead, 4-month-old baby injured
Celina, OH - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey this morning announced his office is investigating two unrelated incidents involving children. On Saturday July 20, 2013, at 7:18 PM the Sheriff’s Office received a call from Children’s Medical Center in Dayton Ohio in reference to suspicious injuries to a 4 month old baby. The baby’s mother had transported the child to Joint Township St. Marys Hospital and was later transferred to Dayton. The investigation revealed the child was in the care of the ... read more.
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Police Beat…Victim kidnapped and assaulted; rash of vandalism incidents in city
GREENVILLE - On July 12, Greenville Police responded to a call from Dustin M. Barton, 164 Bellevernon Ave., that he had been kidnapped in Greenville, then dumped off and assaulted in the 800 block of Rush Road, New Madison. The kidnapping had taken place on Plum Street. Barton was transported to Wayne Hospital. In his statement to police, Barton said he had been in New Madison until about 10 p.m. and walked back to Greenville. He. ... read more.
Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in June 2013, up from 7.0 percent in May, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,500 over the month, from a revised 5,214,000 in May to 5,201,500 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 413,000, up from 8,000 from 405,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 5,000 in the past 12 months from... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… New rules have coal industry on edge
Jul. 16, 2013 - WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration prepares to roll out tough new standards aimed at sharply curbing carbon pollution, it’s hard to overstate the high stakes for Ohio. The state is home to Murray Energy Corp., America’s largest privately owned coal producer, and American Electric Power, which has one of the biggest fleets of coal-fired power plants in the nation. Some 830,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio and Kentucky rely on electricity from... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office Jail Roster is back online
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office jail roster is now available online.  The Darke County Jail or Inmate roster is available to be viewed by the public through a link on the Darke County Sheriff’s Office website, www.darkecountysheriff.org.  There is a link on the left side of the page titled “Jail Roster”, by clicking on this link you will be taken to a list of Darke County Jail inmates currently being held.  Users can click on any inmate to view more detailed information such as charges, photos and descriptions of inmates... read more.
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Commissioners pass preliminary 2014 budget by 2 to 1 vote, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioners passed its “preliminary” budget on July 10 by a vote of two to one with Commissioner Diane Delaplane casting the negative vote. “I don’t believe in passing a budget in the red,” she said during the Public Attendee comments. She cast the lone negative vote in 2012 as well. The budget submitted by Darke County Auditor Carol Ginn showed an estimate ... read more.
Injury accident on U.S. 36 near Palestine
On July 18, 2013 at approximately 10:36 A.M. Darke County Deputies, Liberty Township Fire, Tri Village Rescue and Care flight were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Cross Street (Palestine) in reference to a vehicle rollover with injury. Prelimary investigation revealed a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Gloria A. Hilty, 66, of New Madison, Ohio was travelling west on US Rt. 36 just east of Palestine. The 2010 Toyota Prius crossed the center line driving off the left side of roadway. The 2010 Toyota Prius struck a guard ... read more.
Identity confirmed in fatal fire
Darke County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division along with the Darke County Coroner’s Office have confirmed the identity of the victim in the fatal fire. The fire occurred in the early morning hours of July 1, 2013 on the property located at11632 Mangen Road, Versailles, OH in northern Darke County. The deceased has been identified as Robert E. Cruikshank, 42, Versailles, OH who had been reportedly staying in the camper on that property. Identification was confirmed using forensic methods through the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory / Coroner’s Office. Investigation continues.
Reps. Mike Dovilla and John Adams… House resolution passed supporting America’s energy independence
Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Would Mean Thousands of Ohio Jobs - House Majority Policy Chairman Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and House Majority Whip John Adams (R-Sidney) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Resolution 305. The measure urges the administration of President Barack Obama to allow for increased offshore oil and natural gas production, as well as complete construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. At a time when Ohioans are paying near... read more.
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Sex Offender gets 60 days, Tier II registration and tough community sanctions, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – On July 11 Zachary D. Moore received 60 days in jail with work release, 60 hours of community service, $3,000 in fines, and supervision for the legal maximum 60 months from the court of Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein. He is also required to register as a Tier II Sex Offender. Hein said the Court has a lot of discretion. “Prison is not the best option,” he said, noting the defendant has a good job and is paying restitution... read more.
Classified cancels, puts finishing touches on Eagles celebration, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Due to likelihood of bad weather, which had been standard fare throughout the week’s Independence Day celebrations in Darke County, Greenville Eagles 2177 scheduled the July 5 performance of Classified in its large facility on Shade Road. “We were trying to play it safe,” said Eagles Worthy President Steffanie Baker. “Classified cancelled. They said they wouldn’t play indoors.” Noting that Classified plays most of its venues indoors, Baker said the group told her its “indoor” sound ... read more.
Rep. Adams Announces Funding for Edison State Community College
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced the State Controlling Board’s release of $32,500 for a parking lot expansion project at Edison State Community College. According to documents from the Office of Budget and Management, the project will expand two parking lots at the college, adding approximately 110 net new parking spaces in order to relieve the ongoing parking issues at the college. The project is needed to provide convenient parking at the high... read more.
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AT&T enhances local wireless network for Eldora Speedway
Company Expands Wireless Network Capacity for Customers - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 12, 2013) — As thousands of people converge on Darke County for the 30th annual Kings Royal Weekend at Eldora Speedway, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience. The company has expanded mobile Internet coverage to accommodate increased wireless network demands from high concentrations of... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Three transported to Wayne following head-on collision
On July 13, 2013 at approximately 6:14 p.m. Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire, Gettysburg Rescue, Bradford Rescue and Greenville Rescue were dispatched to US Route 36 east and Old US Route 36 in reference to a two vehicle head on injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a green 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Bronson Fisher, 28, Piqua, Ohio was eastbound on US Route 36 when his vehicle traveled left of the... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… One airlifted after falling off motorcycle
On July 13, 2013 at approximately 4:58 P.M. Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Rescue, Gettysburg Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to Childrens Home Bradford Road east of Auld Road in reference to the passenger of a motorcycle had fallen off on to the roadway. Upon arrival emergency personnel found the victim, Crystal Werner, 29 of Greenville, Ohio was the passenger of a motorcycle when she fell off on to the roadway, Werner was... read more.
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Greenville Police… Two adults cited for child abuse
GREENVILLE - On July 5 a child victim was brought into the Greenville Police Department by her father and step-mother. They reported that her mother, Kimberly Durst, dropped her off the previous day and stated she had paddled the child and “got a little carried away,” that the child had a bruise on her bottom. The step-mother saw the top of a bruise above her pants but did not inspect the child at the time. When it was time for the child to... read more.
New York Times… Seeing Opening, House G.O.P. Pushes Delay on Individual Mandate in Health Law
By Jonathan Weisman and Robert Pear - July 9, 2013 - WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Tuesday seized on the Obama administration’s one-year delay of a mandate for larger employers to offer health insurance or face penalties, demanding the same postponement for the mandate on individual insurance purchases and promising a series of showdowns aimed at dividing Democrats from the White House. Republicans believe they are getting traction thanks to what they see as the Obama... read more.
Daily Caller News Foundation…‘Gasland Part II’ director uses hoax as evidence against fracking
07/08/2013 – Filmmaker and anti-fracking activist Josh Fox’s new film “Gasland Part II” uses a Texas environmentalist’s hoax to show hydraulic fracturing allegedly contaminating water. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the controversial anti-fracking sequel features a scene where a Texas landowner is able to light the contents of his garden hose on fire. This is then used as evidence that nearby oil and gas operations caused the contamination. However, a Texas court ruled that the scene was a hoax ... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff's Office…Arrest made for trafficking drugs in Darke County
On July 12, 2013 at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Unit and Sheriff Deputies executed a Search Warrant at 10119 State Route 47, north of Union City, Ohio, following an on-going narcotics investigation. Michelle Middaugh, 45 years old, was arrested for Drug Trafficking in heroin and Endangering Children. While executing the search warrant, investigators recovered heroin, drug paraphernalia, and... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff's Office…Car/bike accident results in fatality
On July 12, 2013 at approximately 8:27 A.M. Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Arcanum Rescue, Tri Village Rescue and New Madison Fire were dispatched to the 5400 block of Delisle Fourmans Road in reference to a vehicle striking a female on a bicycle. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1993 Honda Civic driven by Jessica Jones, 24, of Arcanum, Ohio was travelling east bound on Delisle Fourmans Rd. in the 5400 block. A bicycle, ridden ... read more.
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Moore Arrested and Charged With Felonious Assault
7/09/2013 - GREENVILLE - Donald Eugene Moore, 28, is being charged with one count of Felonious Assault and is being held on $100,000 bond at the Darke County Jail. Additional charges are pending. The arrest and charges were a result of an investigation into a stabbing on July 5. The Greenville Police Department and dispatched units to 100-B Armstrong, Greenville. The victim, James Hamilton... read more.
Single vehicle accident on 121 South
On July 10, 2013 at approximately 1824 hrs. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri Village Rescue were dispatched to SR121 north of Hollansburg Sampson Rd. in reference to a vehicle in to a pole. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Dodge Dakota, driven by Mary Mehaffie (73) of Greenville, was southbound on SR121 north of Hollansburg Sampson Rd.  Mehaffie got off the right side of the road and tried to get back on the road, when she over-corrected... read more.
One injured in single vehicle rollover accident
On July 10, 2013 at approximately 12:38 PM Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, New Madison Fire, Liberty Township Fire, and CareFlight, responded to a one-vehicle injury rollover crash in the 2300 block of Hollansburg-Sampson Road. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2004 Ford F-150 driven by Amanda Price 25, Hollansburg, Ohio was traveling east on Hollansburg-Sampson Road and drove off the right side of the roadway and overcorrected traveling off the left side... read more.
Toledo Blade… Both sides of debate find Ohio abortion law decision to be historic
New budget puts restriction on access - By Jim Provance - COLUMBUS — Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D., Forth Worth) made national news when she recently filibustered on that state’s Senate floor for 11 hours until the clock ran out on passage of a sweeping anti-abortion bill. Hours later, Democratic women stood on the floors of the Ohio House and Senate to make many of the same arguments that Ms. Davis made, but a budget bill similar to what was blocked in Austin made it to Ohio Gov... read more.
Columbus Dispatch…State debt a drag for businesses
Ohio employers have been shelling out millions in higher taxes for the state’s failure to repay a massive federal loan to cover unemployment benefits during the recession. While legislators just handed small businesses an annual income-tax break of roughly $550 million a year in the budget, the state’s failure to repay the $1.5 billion federal debt has saddled all Ohio employers with a $272 million tax increase over the past 18 months. Ohio taxpayers have paid an additional $136.5 million in interest ... read more.
FBI… Terror Financing; Tracking the Money Trails
07/05/13 - The U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki once wrote an essay called “44 Ways to Support Jihad.” Five of his top 10 strategies focused on the same topic—money. It’s not surprising. Money fuels the operations of terrorists. It’s needed to communicate, buy supplies, fund planning, and carry out acts of destruction. But there’s a flip side to this proverbial coin. In the shadowy, secretive world of terrorists, this spending leaves a trail—a trail that we can follow to help expose... read more.
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Henderson is Chamber’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Mike Henderson, Mote & Associates, was named the Darke County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Citizen of the Year on June 28. The 2012 Citizen of the Year, Ty Baker-Baumann, introduced Henderson as “a very humble person who serves quietly” as she announced him as the recipient of the award. The Ansonia graduate has been involved in many community projects and organizations, including the Darke County Chapter... read more.
The Hill… GOP Rep. Jenkins: Democratic inaction caused student loan interest rate hike
By Daniel Strauss - 07/06/13 - Jenkins's call, in the weekly Republican address, came a week after the interest rates doubled when Congress failed to come to a deal extending the 3.4-percent interest rate. "Republicans made every effort to stop interest rates on some student loans from doubling, as they unnecessarily did on July 1st," Jenkins said. "For too long, politicians have been in charge of setting these rates, and we keep coming back to cliffs and deadlines like this one. Paying for college is... read more.
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Darke County Courts… Gorrell pleads ‘not guilty’ to five felonies, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Robert K. Gorrell, Greenville, pleaded not guilty July 2 to five felony counts, four of them first degree felonies. Two counts were aggravated burglary, trespassing in the home of the Locke residence with the purpose of committing a criminal offense. The charge also includes inflicting, or threatening to inflict harm. Two counts were aggravated robbery, attempting to or committing a theft offense. All four are first degree felonies... read more.
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Commissioners express opposition over annual dog license budget amendment
By Bob Robinson - GREENVILLE – In its July 1 meeting the Darke County Commissioners noted for Journal Information a letter to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in which the Commissioners, Michael Stegall, Diane Delaplane and Michael Rhoades, Darke County Auditor Carol Ginn and Darke County Animal Control Officer Duane Sanning requested a line item veto on a Senate Budget Amendment changing the availability... read more.
ODOT… Happy New Year!
Fiscal New Year, that is, because July 1 marks the start of state government’s fiscal year 2014 and the first day of a new biennial transportation budget that will take the Ohio Department of Transportation  (ODOT) through June 2015.  It’s a time for all of us here – working with you, our friends and stakeholders – to make a fresh start, with new energy and enthusiasm for the goals we’ve set for the years ahead. Governor Kasich also recently signed the new state budget into law, and it builds on the job-creating... read more.
Greenville Police special releases
July 5, 2013 - The following were posted as they were released at County News Online’s facebook page, BobRobinsonCNO - GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING STABBING - At 6:49 a.m., a call was received by the Greenville Police Department and dispatched units to 100-B Armstrong, Greenville.  The victim, James Hamilton, 29, appeared to have stab wounds and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. The Greenville Police Department urges citizens to remain vigilant... read more.
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Police Beat… Busy week for Greenville police with assaults and child endangering
On June 21 Marcie Manning, 430 E. Fifth St., called to report a small boy walked into her apartment. She had no idea who the child was and she could not understand him. The child had only a pull-up diaper that was soiled with loose stools and urine. He had a backpack with miscellaneous clothing inside. One officer transported the child to the police department while another canvassed the neighborhood. Darke County Childrens Services was... read more.
The Declaration of Independence
It's July 6, 1776, and the word is already spreading throughout the 13 colonies. It will be a few more weeks before the following document makes its way across the ocean, but the die has been cast. And the rest is history. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America In Congress, July 4, 1776 When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the... read more.
Rollover accident; three juveniles treated, adult careflighted
On July 3, 2013 at approximately 7:12PM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue, Greenville Rescue and Careflight were dispatched to the 3800 block of State Route 49 in reference to a single vehicle rollover accident involving a SUV. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Chevy Tahoe driven by, Jessica Engling, 35, of Kettering was southbound on State Route 49 in the 3800 block when she drove off the right side of the roadway and into the side ditch. The SUV then became... read more.
Council on Rural Services… Sequestration impact: Head Start classrooms closing
PIQUA – In the wake of sequestration, federal spending cuts, and the ongoing need for continued enhancement of quality in the early childhood education programs, the Board of Trustees and the Policy Council of the Council on Rural Services (CORS) has approved a realignment plan for its Head Start and Early Head Start program in three of their nine counties. Although this realignment has come about because of the sweeping sequestration cuts in March, the CORS organization is also addressing many ... read more.
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber... Faber Honors Darke Co. Special Olympics Dawgs Basketball Team
COLUMBUS - Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today honored the Darke County Special Olympics Dawgs Basketball Team on their 2013 Division III State Championship. Faber praised the Dawgs athleticism, good sportsmanship and competitive spirit and congratulated them on this great accomplishment. ... read more.
Fox 8 Cleveland… Students React to Loan Interest Rates Doubling, by Dave Nethers
July 1, 2013 - AKRON– Interest rates on unsecured federal student loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% on Monday after Congress took a 4th of July break without the Senate voting on a related bill that would keep them lower. The news concerned many students at the University of Akron, where roughly 75% of the students receive some kind of federal aid to pay for their education. “I really have to look at the reflection at the end of the tunnel because the debt that I am going to accumulate over the years... read more.
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Kasich signs budget; $2.7 Billion Tax Cut, $1.5 Billion New Funds for Education
COLUMBUS – At a ceremony this evening in the Ohio Statehouse’s Lincoln Room, Gov. John R. Kasich signed into law the FY2014-15 state budget, which builds on the pro-growth policies in the historic budget he signed two years ago with $2.7 billion in tax cuts and $1.5 billion in new funds for education. Other highlights of the new budget include: - A new plan to inject up to $3 billion in federal, state and local funds into Ohio’s highways; - A new college and... read more.
Dayton Daily News…Another IRS official takes the Fifth, By Jamie Dupree
June 26, 2013 For the second time in a month, an IRS official has taken the Fifth Amendment before a Congressional committee, this time in an investigation about whether that official helped a friend win a $500 million IT contract with the tax agency. "Mr. Chairman, on the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer any questions and invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege to remain silent," said Gregory Roseman, the Deputy Director of Enterprise Networks and Tier Systems Support at the... read more.
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Police Beat…Nude male detained on Martin Street
On June 16 police were dispatched to the 800 block of Martin Street reference a nude male subject walking down the street. He was covered in blood with several cuts on his body. The subject appeared to be in need of medical help, so EMS was contacted and staged in the area. When the individual observed the police he began running east past Integrity Way. He was alternately quiet and combative; it took two officers to put handcuffs on him ... read more.
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State Senator Keith Faber…Faber tells locals about administration accomplishments, discussions, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Ohio had 88,000 new business filings in 2012, an all-time high. Ohio unemployment is below the national average. School districts get an 11.2 percent increase, the largest in history. These were just some of the accomplishments of the Kasich administration since 2010, according Ohio Senator Keith Faber. He... read more.
FBI… Grand jury returns indictment on Boston Marathon Bombing suspect
WASHINGTON—A federal grand jury returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev for his alleged role in using weapons of mass destruction at the Boston Marathon to kill three individuals and maim or seriously injure many others, as well as for using a firearm to intentionally kill Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Police Officer Sean Collier. Tsarnaev, aka “Jahar Tsarni,” 19, a U.S. citizen residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was charged today by indictment with the use of a... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Woman killed in fatal accident identified
The female driver of the Toyota Tacoma from Sunday’s fatal accident at the intersection of State Route 503 and Hollansburg-Arcanum Road has been identified by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased has been identified as Mabel L. Landis, 83, of Lewisburg, Ohio. Landis’ passenger, Marshall Stikeleather, 91, Lewisburg, Ohio was transported to Wayne HealthCare.  Stikeleather was later transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Spirit... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Camper Fire Claims a Life
On July 1st, 2013 at approximately 2:48 AM the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a small camper being on fire at11614 Mangen Road north of Versailles, Ohio. The Versailles Fire Department, Versailles Rescue Squad, and Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene.  The 911 caller reported that a single occupant was possibly inside the burning camper. Emergency responders located the body of an adult... read more.
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Fracking a “non-issue” for Darke County, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “The only impact this process will have on Darke County is the possibility of lower fuel prices due to the increased availability of fuel sources.” That was the basic message of the two speakers June 24 at the Lighthouse Christian Center. Entitled “Just the Fracks!” the public information forum was held by the Darke County League of Women Voters as the other side of the issue following a public forum conducted earlier that... read more.
Commissioners help BRC amend bond at tax-exempt rate
GREENVILLE – At their June 26 meeting, Darke County Commissioners signed a resolution allowing Brethren Retirement Community to borrow money at a tax-exempt rate. On hand for the paperwork were Marc Kamer, Peck, Shaffer & Williams, Amy Becker, Fifth-Third Bank, and John Warner, CEO of Brethren Retirement Community. Kamer told the commissioners that the paperwork was simply to allow BRC to amend its Adjustable Rate Demand Health Care Revenue Bonds at a reduced... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… One killed in Darke County accident
On June 30, 2013 at approximately 12:22 PM Darke County Deputies along, with Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Rescue, New Madison Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 503 and Hollansburg-Arcanum Road in reference to a two vehicle, serious injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2001 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Adam J. Bartle, 18, New Paris, Ohio was traveling east bound on Hollansburg-Arcanum... read more.
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