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Court News Ohio… Appeals Court Upholds ‘Adam Walsh Act’ Provision, By Dennis Whalen
June 18, 2013 - The First District Court of Appeals has upheld as constitutional a provision of Ohio’s Adam Walsh Act (AWA) that requires juvenile courts to sentence certain juvenile sex offenders to registration requirements that extend beyond the defendant’s 21st birthday. In a 2-1 decision announced June 12, the court of appeals held that a juvenile offender does not have a fundamental right to have the punishment imposed by a juvenile court for a crime he committed as a minor terminate when he... read more.
Fatal accident takes life of Maria Stein woman
CELINA, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating a fatal traffic crash.  Mercer County 9-1-1 received several calls at 5:39 PM advising of a crash at the intersection of State Route 29 and State Route 118 (North). The investigation revealed that Michelle R. Bruns, age 36, of 2243 State Route 716 Maria Stein, Ohio, was driving a 2010 Lexus southbound on State Route 118.   Thomas L. Sims Jr., age 36, of 6123 East... read more.
Economic Development Enterprise Zones; Strengthened Child Enticement Legislation Clear the House
COLUMBUS–State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the Ohio House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 112 with broad bipartisan support. The legislation, which Beagle sponsored, will extend Ohio’s Enterprise Zone Program by two years. The current program is set to expire in October 2013. The Enterprise Zone program allows local governments to... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle…Beagle Honors Little Miss Ohio, Emma Moore
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was proud to present Emma Moore of Tipp City with a resolution from the Ohio State Senate this morning. Emma was crowned Pure American Pageant’s Little Miss Ohio, and will be representing Ohio this July in the national competition. ... read more.
City of Greenville…Greenville selected for $1.2 million grant
The City of Greenville has been selected for funding of a $1.2 million grant through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Small City Program. Greenville was one of seven cities in Ohio that were awarded funding from this Program of $13.0 million which was announced the first part of June 2013. The proposed project will take place on Sweitzer Street from Pine Street to Fourth Street and then proceeding down... read more.
Three transported to Wayne following crash
On June 27, 2013 at approximately 11:37 AM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire, and Greenville Township Rescue, responded to the intersection of US RT 36 and Jaysville-St. Johns Road on a report of an injury crash. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2006 GMC Sierra pick up truck, driven by Gary Harman 55, Arcanum, Ohio was traveling South on Jaysville-St. Johns Road and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of US RT 36. Harman then pulled into the... read more.
Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges Applauds Focus on Continued Tax Relief in State Budget
COLUMBUS - Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges released the following statement today applauding the Governor and Legislature for their continued focus of providing Ohio families tax relief in the state budget: "As the budget negotiations begin winding down, I applaud the continued strong focus on cutting taxes. Conservative policies of spending restraint and tax cuts are getting Ohio's economy back on track and anything that the General Assembly and Governor Kasich can do to let Ohioans... read more.
Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Greenville
6/25/2013 - GREENVILLE - On June 25, at approximately 4:07 p.m., members from the Greenville Police Department, Darke County Juvenile Probation Office, Miami County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, Darke County Sheriff's Office, and Union City, Indiana Police Department, executed a search warrant 416 1/2 E. Third St., Greenville. The search warrant was a result of a lengthy drug investigation by the Greenville Police Department... read more.
Commissioners approve DWART planning team, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE - In its June 17 meeting the Darke County Commissioners approved a planning team to develop a response plan for the county’s Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team (DWART). “This is a state law signed by the governor (Gov. John Kasich) last year. The purpose of the team is to develop a response plan,” said Mindy Saylor, Darke County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). She ... read more.
The Cincinnati Enquirer… Ohio tops nation in May job growth, By Dan Horn
Ohio topped the nation last month when it added 32,100 jobs, far more than any other state and the most here in a single month in at least a decade. Kentucky and Indiana saw smaller gains from April to May. The monthly state jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that most of Ohio’s new jobs came from professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, government, education and health services. Growth in manufacturing and financial services was flat... read more.
“Get out the vote” campaign to be ramped up, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Nearly 100 volunteers for the “Friends of Quality Greenville Schools” met June 13 prior to the Greenville School Board meeting to make plans for their final push to get out the vote in favor of the levy that will be on the ballot Aug. 6. “Early voting and absentee voting begins on July 2,” ‘Friends’ chair Jan Teaford said. “We will begin our door-to-door campaign on July 13.” Volunteers consisted of teachers, administrators and... read more.
Greenville Police… Four arrested on active warrants
GREENVILLE – On June 14, in response to a possible domestic call, Greenville Police arrested Tim Smith near 412 Harrison Ave. He had an outstanding police arrest warrant on an original charge of Operating a Vehicle while Impaired (OVI), bond $4,000. He was also wanted on a warrant through Kettering Police on a bond of $1,750. After transport to the Darke County Jail he was served with two misdemeanor citations on a separate case. On June 13... read more.
Columbus Dispatch…GOP tax plan unpopular in schools, By Jim Siegel
Saturday June 22, 2013 Public-school advocates asked lawmakers yesterday to keep in place the state’s decades-long practice of picking up 12.5 percent of the cost of new levies. As part of a new GOP tax package that includes significant income-tax cuts, a quarter-percent bump in the state sales-tax rate and a smaller commercial-activities-tax exemption for businesses, the state no longer would pay a portion of new levies. Associations representing superintendents, treasurers and school boards... read more.
State Senator Keith Faber…Faber Unveils Budget Tax Reform Plan
Budget proposal maintains focus on helping families, creating jobs
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today were joined by Chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) at a press... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine…Columbus Man Sentenced for Running Veterans Charity Scam
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien today announced that John W. Hargrove has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for soliciting money for a fraudulent charity, Ohio Veterans Source (Ohio Vets), which he falsely claimed would aid local veterans. Hargrove has been ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution and has no chance for early release. "Any kind of charitable scam is ... read more.
IRS sent $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 unauthorized aliens at same address, By Jason Howerton
June 21, 2013 - The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). However, the Atlanta address that received millions of dollars in refunds was not the only address apparently housing thousands of “unauthorized” aliens. In fact, it wasn’t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation... read more.
Smith, Surber, students honored at School Board, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – The Greenville City School District Board of Directors accepted the resignations of several teachers, coaches and staff members at its regular monthly meeting on June 13. Notable among these were Michelle Smith, 32-year Vocal Music Teacher and the leader of Greenville’s successful Wavaires program. Smith was also the District’s Vocal Music Director and Fine Arts Department Chair. She resigned for retirement purposes... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Professional Solicitor Charged with Charitable Law Violations
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Massachusetts-based Integral Resources Inc. for multiple violations of Ohio's Charitable Organizations Act. The Attorney General also was granted a request for a temporary restraining order to stop Integral Resources from soliciting in Ohio. "This professional solicitor misled Ohioans about who it was and how donors' money would be used," Attorney General... read more.
Mercer County Sheriff Office arrests three for heroin possession
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today the arrest of three Celina area individuals yesterday on possession of heroin charges.  The arrest was the result of a traffic stop for improper lane use as well as information regarding the use of drugs. Arrested for possession of heroin were: Frederick S. Cass, age 25, of 558 East Wayne St., Celina, Mario J. Rodriguez, age 32, of Celina  (listed as at large), Stephany M. Fontainini, age 19, of 500 Bruns Ave, #34, Celina... read more.
Secretary of State Jon Husted… Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for May 2013
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 8,229 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in May 2013. These numbers are up compared to May 2012, in which 7,687 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 40,733 new business filings to date in 2013 (January-May). This is an increase from the same time period last year, in which there were 39,252 new business filings. Though the most visible role of the Secretary of State is... read more.
Greenville firefighters awarded commendations, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Three Greenville firefighters were awarded commendations at the Greenville City Council meeting June 18 for their quick action when Firefighter Charles “Chuck” Gasper suffered cardiac arrest at a recent fire. The firefighters are FF Robert Wheeler, FF Shannon Fritz and Lt. Shawn Brandenburg. Greenville Fire Chief Mark Wolfe recommended the commendation that was presented to each of the men. It read: “Even though our... read more.
Legislation Honoring Fallen Ohioans Passes Ohio House
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 19, legislation that designates several memorial highways in honor of 10 Ohio heroes. House Bill 19 includes a provision to rename a portion of State Route 55 in Miami County—running in an easterly direction between the municipal corporations of Troy and Casstown—as the “Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice Memorial Highway.” “I am pleased we can honor Jeff Rice for his sacrifice as... read more.
Ohio Governor John Kasich… Ohio to launch human trafficking awareness campaign
Contract Awarded to Develop Statewide Education Effort - COLUMBUS – Continuing Ohio’s aggressive agenda to end human trafficking, Gov. John R. Kasich today announced that the state will launch a new public awareness campaign to combat human trafficking by educating the public on how to recognize and report the crime, as well as help victims gain access to services and treatment. The Kasich Administration and the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Attorney General DeWine Announces Agreement with Go Green For the Cause to Stop Charitable Solicitations
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced an agreement with Florida-based Go Green For the Cause, Inc., Bin Boy Management LLC, Presidential Clothing Recyclers, and individuals Jay Katari and Nicole Leve to stop charitable solicitations in Ohio. An Attorney General investigation found that Go Green For... read more.
KitchenAid Enters Home Soda Category in Collaboration with SodaStream…Brands Collaborate on KitchenAid Soda Maker “Powered by SodaStream”
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. and AIRPORT CITY, Israel - June 17, 2013 - KitchenAid, a leading maker of premium kitchen appliances and culinary tools and a brand of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), and SodaStream International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, today announced a collaboration... read more.
Coldwater Police Department…Two arrested following drug deal
Coldwater Police Chief Jason Miller announced today the arrest of two individuals in Coldwater. On June 18, 2013 Coldwater Officers received a complaint of possible drug trafficking in the area of Hardin Street. An undercover officer from the Grand Lake Task Force was sent to the area and observed a drug deal take place. The vehicle involved was quickly stopped in Celina, where drugs were located. That incident led to a search warrant being issued for a residence at 607 North Second Street, Coldwater... read more.
499th and 500th fugitives added to Ten Most Wanted List
June 17, 2013 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the additions of Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara, aka “Pelón,” an alleged murderer and rapist, and Walter Lee Williams, an alleged child sex predator, to its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. These men represent the 499th and 500th additions to the list, respectively. The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list was established in March 1950. Since then, 469 fugitives have been apprehended or located, 155 of them as a result of citizen ... read more.
Court News Ohio… Court of Claims Cites Achievements in 2012 Annual Report
June 14, 2013 - The Court of Claims of Ohio in 2012 eliminated backlogs and cut costs by more than half a million dollars, according to the court’s 2012 annual report released June 14. The Court of Claims is given original jurisdiction to hear and determine all civil actions filed against the state of Ohio and its agencies. Court of Claims Clerk Mark Reed said the court had a 102 percent clearance rate for cases last year. The court received 924... read more.
The Hill… Boehner: No immigration vote without ‘majority support’ of GOP conference, By Molly K. Hooper
06/18/13 - Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday told GOP lawmakers that he would adhere to the “Hastert Rule” on immigration reform and not hold a vote without the support of a majority of the caucus. "I don't see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn't have a majority support of Republicans," Boehner told reporters following a closed-door House GOP conference meeting, where he offered a similar message to his members. However, Boehner may have... read more.
Greenville Levy Information… Responses to utility questions from taxpayers
by Douglas Fries, Superintendent, Greenville Schools - Following are the responses to the utility question savings on the upcoming bond issue.  Also attached are three other questions that we were given. What will happen with old buildings? The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission will fund the demolition and abatement of the three elementary buildings along with the Junior High School if it is determined to be in the best public interest to do so... read more.
Fox News…IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized Tea Party groups' cases
June 17, 2013–IRS supervisor acknowledges examining Tea Party... WASHINGTON – A Washington-based IRS supervisor acknowledged she was personally involved in reviewing Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status as far back as 2010, Fox News confirms -- a detail that further challenges the agency's initial claim that the practice of singling out those groups was limited to a handful of employees in Ohio. Congressional sources confirmed to Fox News that Holly Paz, who until... read more.
Darke County Commissioners…Commissioners address signs, award Community Development Block grants, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “There is talk that the commissioners used county General Fund dollars to purchase those signs in front of the Courthouse and your Commissioners building,” said Greenville citizen Fred Dean during the question and comment part of the June 10 public meeting. “No, that is not... read more.
U.S. Attorney’s Office… Cleveland Man Found Guilty of Trying to Use Explosives to Destroy a Bridge
June 14, 2013 - CLEVELAND—A Cleveland man was found guilty of trying to use explosives to destroy a bridge in Northeast Ohio, announced Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI. Joshua Stafford, 24, was found guilty of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, and malicious use of an explosive device to destroy property used in... read more.
The Hill… Opinion shift on gay marriage all but impossible for court to ignore, By Sam Baker
06/16/13 - The dramatic shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage is likely to affect the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on the issue later this month. The justices often say they do not worry at all about politics or public opinion, and simply do what they believe the law compels them to. But it will be hard if not impossible for them ignore the enormous transformation in opinion on same sex marriage, legal scholars say, especially with two cases that offer them flexibility in how to rule... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Vehicle Pursuit/Mobile Meth Lab
On June 15, 2013 at approximately 2:46 pm a Darke County Sheriff’s Office Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 4500 block of US RT 36 west on a blue 2000 Chevy Venture mini van with three occupants.  Upon the deputy’s approach to the vehicle, the driver and occupants fled the scene.  Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle through central and southwestern Darke County.   The pursuit ended in the 1300 block of Richmond-Palestine Road.  The... read more.
Darke County Republican Women… Juvenile Probate’s biggest challenge is placement, By Lyn Bliss
“The biggest challenge is placement… taking a kid and putting them somewhere.” said Juvenile Probate Judge Jason Aslinger. “Funding effects just about everything. Every juvenile sent somewhere has some impact on the budget.” Aslinger spoke recently at the Darke County Republican Women’s Club regular monthly meeting. During his presentation, he described the job of the Juvenile/Probate Division of the Darke County Court of... read more.
Charges filed against two for Grube murders
The Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office confirms that charges have been filed regarding the murders of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube. Specifically, on June 13, 2013, the Mercer County Grand Jury returned Indictments against Bryant L. Rhoades (DOB: 10/06/90) and Trevin M.A. Sanders Roark (DOB: 4/11/94). The Indictments allege that on or about November 29-30, 2011, both Rhoades and Sanders Roark committed numerous criminal acts including Aggravated Murder, Murder, Involuntary... read more.
Youngstown Vindicator…Plan would put Ohio's 'checkbook' online, By Marc Kovac
Wed, May 8, 2013–A Republican lawmaker and the GOP state treasurer want to post Ohio’s checkbook online, enabling residents to keep tabs on state spending, particularly who receives public funds. State Rep. Mike Dovilla of Berea, R-7th, said he plans to introduce his “Open Ohio” legislation this week to create an online database detailing all of the state’s expenditures. The site would be maintained by the state treasurer’s office and would provide an easy way for users to search checks issued by ... read more.
Greenville Police…Beat Drug bust nets arrest, possible citations
GREENVILLE – A drug bust was executed on June 4 through a search warrant at 118 Montgomery St. Donald Lee Garrett was arrested and taken to the Darke County Jail. Numerous drug materials were found in the house. A third person, Courtney Weatherspoon, was provided a copy of the search warrant and advised the she could be facing charges as well. Both she and the owner, Larry Fourman, would be receiving a Notice to Abate ... read more.
U.S. Att. Office...Company officials admit bribing doctors for more than $100 million in test referrals
June 10, 2013 NEWARK, NJ—The president of Parsippany, New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), three BLS employees, and three associates admitted today to a conspiracy in which millions of dollars in bribes were paid to physicians over a number of years in exchange for blood sample referrals worth more than $100 million to the company, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Each of the seven defendants—David Nicoll, 39, of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey; ... read more.
DCSO, GPD...Three arrested in Darke County for Drug Trafficking
On June 12, 2013 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a joint operation was conducted by Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department. 32 year old, Michael A Lewis Jr., 23 year old, Chakarra K. Thompson, and 28 year old, Dustany M Forman were arrested for Drug Trafficking in Heroin and Crystal Meth. Citizens are urged to contact the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-4150 option 2 or the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at ... read more.
Boehner Congratulates Winners of 2013 Congressional Art Competition
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) congratulated Sara Thompson on winning the Eighth District grand prize in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. This yearly competition invites high school students from congressional districts across the country to submit artwork for their district-wide competitions. Artwork from this year’s competition was mounted in the U.S. Capitol this morning ... read more.
FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2012
Washington, D.C. - June 03, 2013 - According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, released today, the nation experienced a 1.2 percent increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2012 when compared with data from 2011. The report is based on information the FBI gathered from 13,770 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data for both 2011 and 2012. Violent Crime - In 2012, the... read more.
Senate Passes Small Business Tax Cut, Largest Education Investment in Over a Decade
COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today approved House Bill 59, the state’s biennium budget proposal, which includes at its cornerstone a $1.4 billion tax cut for Ohio’s small businesses and a $717 million increase in state education funding, the largest legislative investment in education in more than 10 years. Announced by State Senator Bill Beagle (R – Tipp City) the nearly $62 billion bill acts as the state operating budget for the two-year period beginning on July 1... read more.
Congressman Boehner on Upcoming Farm Bill Debate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the United States Senate preparing to vote on legislation to extend the nation’s farm and agricultural programs, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement on the upcoming debate on such legislation in the House: “The Majority Leader has announced that the House will consider the Farm Bill this month.  The Leader and I will encourage the Rules Committee to provide a fair process that will allow for a vigorous and open debate – the kind of... read more.
Federal Bureau of Investigation… The Verdict: Hang Up; Don't Fall for Jury Duty Scam
06/02/06 - The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest. You say you never received a notice. To clear it up, the caller says he'll need some information for "verification purposes"-your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number. This is when you should hang up the phone. It's a scam. Jury scams have been around for years, but have seen a resurgence in recent... read more.
County employees walk a million steps for challenge, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Three Darke County employees walked over a million “steps” during the Spring “Activity” Challenge that was offered to all employees. At the June 3 meeting of the Darke County Commissioners, Business Administrator John Cook said 107 participants started out on April 3, National Walking Day. Fifty one finished six weeks later on May 15. The challenge was to start at 5,000 steps a day and work up to 10,000 steps a day by week six. The goal over the period was 315,000 steps... read more.
Suzanne Hopper Act…Widener, Beagle Honor Legacy of Deputy Hopper
Senate Bill 7, the “Deputy Suzanne Hopper Act” now law
COLUMBUS– State Senators Chris Widener (R–Springfield) and Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced that Senate Bill 7 has been signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich. The bill, which the Senators jointly sponsored, is designed to keep law enforcement officers safe by giving them access to additional ... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Report details sex-assault crisis in Ohio's juvenile prisons
Three facilities have rates among 13 highest in the nation - The Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility has a sexual-assault rate estimated at 30.3 percent, second highest in the U.S., according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. Two other Ohio correctional facilities also post rates among the highest in the nation for rape and other sexual acts forcefully committed against juvenile offenders. The Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility (23.2 percent)... read more.
Greenville Police Beat… Five transported to Darke County Jail on outstanding warrants
Derek Armstrong, Dayton, was arrested June 3 by Dayton Police on a warrant out of Greenville for DUI and Drug Abuse with a bond of $3,000. Greenville police picked Armstrong up and transported her to the Darke County Jail without incident. Greenville police, on learning of an arrest warrant on Elizabeth Whitley, 208 Washington Ave., went to that address and spoke to Jordan Tedore. Tedore stated she was at 216 Anderson Ave. The officers went to that address and was told she was at 208 Washington... read more.
Darke County Republican Chairman… Cindy Pike resigns as chair, will continue serving the party
By Bob Robinson - GREENVILLE – “I’m not riding off into the sunset,” said Cindy Pike, Darke County Republican Party Chairman. “I love my job (Darke County Clerk of Courts) and plan to run again, and I plan to continue volunteering.” She just no longer wants to do it as the chairman of the party. “I’ve really loved working with all the people in Darke County, and believe that together we have done a good job. I just think it’s time for someone else to take the... read more.
New York Times… Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post, By Mark Landler
June 5, 2013 - WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Wednesday afternoon that Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, would replace Tom Donilon, who is resigning, as national security adviser in a major shakeup of his foreign-policy inner circle. The appointment, which Mr. Obama made in a Rose Garden ceremony, puts Ms. Rice, 48, an outspoken diplomat and a close political ally, at the heart of the administration’s foreign-policy apparatus... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer…Bill would expand secrecy on economic development deals, By Chrissie Thompson
Jun. 4, 2013– Local governments could discuss economic development in secret under a change to the Ohio Senate’s latest version of the 2013-2015 budget. The amendment, unveiled Tuesday in the Senate Finance Committee, would create an exception to the Open Meetings Law: Governing bodies could call closed sessions to discuss businesses’ requests for tax breaks. Committee Chair Scott Oelslager, R-North Canton, said those discussions include businesses’ “proprietary information.” Requests ... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Chief justice says state still not in compliance on school funding
By Catherine Candisky - June 4, 2013 - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor says state lawmakers have failed to fix the way public schools are financed since the high court in 2002 issued its last of four rulings that the funding system was unconstitutional. “I don’t think it’s changed,” O’Connor said yesterday when asked during a meeting with The Dispatch editorial board about the General Assembly’s response to the DeRolph decision. “I’m waiting like everyone else to see what the... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Joint drug bust results in arrest of two suspects
On June 4, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a joint operation was conducted by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department with assistance from Greenville Rescue. A search warrant was executed at 118 Montgomery St. in Greenville following an on-going narcotics investigation. 28 year old, Donald L. Garrett Jr., was arrested for Drug Trafficking in cocaine and taken to the Darke County Jail. While executing the... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office…Countywide outdoor weather warning sirens tested
At noon on Monday, June 03, 2013, the Darke County Emergency Communications Center, located at the Sheriff’s Office, conducted the first countywide test of the outdoor weather warning sirens. Authorities in Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Burkettsville, New Madison, North Star, Rossburg, Union City Ohio, Versailles and Wayne Lakes reported that their sirens were working correctly. The test on the siren at Gettysburg was not successful due to a programming error, but steps will be taken to correct the... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer…State senator wants open-enrollment review, by Jessica Brown
Jun. 2, 2013–As The Enquirer reported in October, open enrollment policies are becoming more common. Of the 49 districts and four vocational districts in Southwest Ohio, 29 have open-enrollment policies compared to 19 in 2008. One of the vocational schools has open enrollment. Open enrollment is more common in Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties than in Hamilton County. Just months after this region’s largest district, Cincinnati Public Schools, adopted an open-enrollment policy, one state
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury accident on Hollansburg-Arcanum Rd
On June 3, 2013 at approximately 1:24 AM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, New Madison Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to 4600 Block of Hollansburg-Arcanum Road in reference to an injury accident involving a SUV. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Jeep Liberty driven by Jennifer N. Borasz, 30, Darke County Ohio was westbound on Hollansburg- Arcanum Road in the 4600 block. Borasz failed to negotiate the curve in her SUV. The SUV drove off of the south... read more.
Politico… Poll: President Obama job approval rating down, By Kevin Cirilli
5/30/13 - President Barack Obama’s approval rating took a hit amid three controversies surrounding his administration, including an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, a new poll Thursday showed. Obama has a 45 percent approval rating and a 49 percent disapproval rating — compared with a 48 percent approval, 45 percent disapproval rating from May 1, according to the Quinnipiac University poll... read more.
Darke County Sheriff's Office... CareFlight called to motorcycle, SUV accident
On June 2, 2013 at approximately 2:42 PM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Pitsburg Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 49 and Oakes Road in reference to an injury accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by, James R. Clevenger, 61, Lewisburg Ohio was northbound on State Route 49 at Oakes Road.  A southbound 2006 Jeep Commander driven by, Sherri L. Wright, 49... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Health care and housing are hotter topics for many Americans these days than the growing controversies surrounding the Obama administration. Amid increasing news reports of potential big insurance rate hikes, Scott Rasmussen’s latest weekly newspaper column contends that consumers are set to repeal a large part of President Obama’s health care law. “Advocates of the plan dramatically misread the public mood. Only 28% of voters believe the top priority should be guaranteeing... read more.
Ohio Governor John Kasich… Ohio continues to attract jobs
Companies to Create 1,108 Jobs and Retain 21,264 Jobs Statewide - COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich today announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create more than 1,100 jobs and retain 21,264 jobs statewide. During the Ohio Tax Credit Authority’s (TCA) monthly meeting, it reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Together the projects are expected to result in more than... read more.
Dayton Daily News… Governor could decide fate of Internet cafes soon
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - COLUMBUS — A bill to effectively ban Internet cafe sweepstakes parlors cleared the final hurdle Wednesday and is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk. The Miami Valley is home to an estimated 100 of the parlors also known as Internet cafes. The Ohio Senate approved House Bill 7 in a 27-6 vote, a mix of Democrats and Republicans split on whether they consider the cafes an extension of gambling or employers of thousands of Ohioans. The House also split when it... read more.
Darke County EMA…Correction to previous Outdoor Warning Siren press release
If a warning has been issued or a tornado has been spotted in the county ONLY sirens in the impacted area will be activated. This will eliminate any confusion in other parts of the county that are not experiencing inclement weather. The Sheriff will activate the impacted area’s outdoor weather siren when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for the area that the siren serves. The project of activating outdoor warning sirens from.. read more.
Dayton Business Journal…Ohio identifies new 70 mph speed zones
The Ohio Department of Transportation unveiled a map identifying interstate highway locations where motorists will be legally permitted to drive 70 miles per hour beginning this summer. The new designations follow recently passed legislation permitting speeds to increase from 65 to 70 mph on certain sections of interstate highways. H.B. 51 – the state’s transportation budget bill, which goes into effect on July 1, 2013 – increased speeds to 70 miles per hour on interstates that are “outside... read more.
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