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Coffee with the Commissioner
This Saturday, Nov. 2nd, Commissioner Mike Stegall will be holding his last “Coffee with the Commissioner” of the year at the M&M Café located in the Palace at the corner of 5th and Broadway in Greenville.  Commissioner Stegall will be there from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to answer questions about the county, or economic development, or future plans for the county.  The Commissioner holds these meetings to allow the citizens of the county to interact with local government officials.  All questions are... read more 
Darke County blood drives announced for November
DARKE COUNTY, Ohio – There are several great opportunities to donate blood in Darke County this November. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at  Locally donors can also contact Dana Puterbaugh, Darke County Account Representative at 937-997-2199 or Friday, November 1, 2013 - Midmark Corporation from 7:00 am – 11:00 am. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a Free “I Fight Cancer T-Shirt”... read more 
High school opens to walkers Nov. 4
Again this year, Greenville High School will open its doors to community members seeking a warm, safe place to walk on winter evenings. The public is invited to walk at the high school from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Monday, Nov. 4, and continuing through April 3, 2014. There will be no walking during Christmas break. Also, if school is closed during a day or there are parent/teacher conferences, then it will be closed to... read more 
Ag. Breakfast Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:30am, Brethren Retirement Center's Cafeteria, Greenville. (Enter through the Brethren Retirement Center's main doors, under the awning, and follow the signs to the cafeteria.) Our next meeting will be December 5, 2013. Sam Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
An Evening of Pampering
All About You Therapeutic Massage will be holding a special event for the ladies at Romer’s Catering in Greenville, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Association of Darke County. WE NEED LADIES TO HELP WITH THIS GREAT CAUSE!!  This is the 2nd annual Ladies Night Out for the CADC.   Hosted by All About You Therapeutic Massage on Wagner Avenue in Greenville.  Last year was a great success & we're hoping this year will be even... read more 
Darke County Park District on Ballot
Have you explored any of the twelve Darke County Parks?  Or, perhaps  your community park has been the recipient of playground equipment, recreational equipment or general upgrades through the Darke County Community Park Improvement Grants.  Your great Darke County Park system helps make your community outstanding! On November 5, the only countywide issue  on the ballot will be the ˝ mill... read more 
Jewelry-Making Class & A Movie
The Greenville Public Library is offering a free beginner’s jewelry-making class on Tuesday November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the upstairs Meeting Room.  It’s called “A Fresh Look at Fabric” taught by Briana Makombe.  All you need to bring is a plain t-shirt without side seams and a sharp pair of scissors.  Class is limited to ten people so call the Library soon at 548-3915.  The free movie for November is the 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness. Now... read more 
Renfro, Bryson to sing at Annual Gospel Sing
Tommy Renfro, an accomplished singer and songwriter from Darke County, has toured as a solo artist across the Midwest and Southeast.  He is a contemporary singer and for the past 12 months he has had the opportunity to perform with some of his favorite artists such as Jamie Grace, The City Harmonic, and his music hero, Toby Mac.  He is glad to be a part of the Cancer Association of Darke County “It is a most worthy clause.””  God... read more 
Scholarships available through OSU Alumni Club
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Darke County announces the availability of four scholarships. Graduating seniors of the class of 2014 who have been admitted to The Ohio State University for fall entrance are eligible. To be considered for this scholarship, seniors must be a resident of or attending high school in Darke County. Those applying are preferably ranked in the top 10% of their high school class and must be recommended by a school principal, counselor, or teacher based on scholarship ability and character. A record of performance in school and community activities will be reviewed as part of the interview process. This will be used to select students with a sound interest and positive attitude toward college work. Seniors are to see their High School guidance counselor for an application.
Medicare 2014 to be hosted at T-V Rescue
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Tri-Village Rescue Services will host a free educational presentation, “Medicare 2014.”  This event is open to the public and will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at their location, 320 N. Main Street, New Madison (behind the Dollar General store).   The featured speaker, local insurance agent Amy Farmer, will discuss changes to Medicare, the difference between Medicare Advantage plans and traditional Medicare, and... read more 
Annual OSU Alumni Blood Drive set for Nov. 12
Blood Donors on November 12 may think they are at an OSU Football Tailgate Party.  They will be close to the truth as the OSU Alumni Club of Darke County sponsor their Annual Blood Drive Tailgate Party from 12:30 to 6:30 at the Greenville Church of the Brethren at 421 Central Avenue. Amid game day decorations, Buckeye memorabilia will be given as door prizes every half hour and donors will be offered a large variety of goodies... read more 
Heartland Trick-or-Treat
Heartland of Greenville, located at 243 Marion Drive, Greenville, will host a Trick-or-Treat this Sunday, October 27, from 2 to 4 pm. Residents welcome the opportunity to participate in this annual tradition and enjoy passing out treats to children from the community. If you have questions, please contact Heartland of Greenville at 548-3141.
Bill Booker on Zachary Lansdowne at Library
Bill Booker will give a fourth lecture in a series on Tuesday October 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Reference Room of the Greenville Public Library. The title is “Soaring High” and promises to be as enjoyable and educational as always. In Bill’s words, “Born and reared in Greenville, Zachary Lansdowne became a preeminent commander of lighter than air military craft, also known as dirigibles. He flew with his crew throughout the United States ... read more 
Local motorcycle club launches Christmas campaign
The local Road Hogg Motorcycle Club will launch its’ annual Toys for Tikes Campaign in an effort to brighten the holidays for families less fortunate this holiday season in the Darke County area.  The campaign will be held on Sunday, December 1st from 9:00 – 5:00 pm in downtown Greenville on the Circle.  Club members will be available during this time to accept new and very gently used toys. Cash donations will also be accepted for... read more 
Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe, yet Spooky Halloween; Avoid injuries, costume mishaps, traffic accidents
Darke County, OH Oct 22, 2013 — With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make this Halloween safe: Look for flame-resistant costumes. Plan the Trick-or-Treat route and make sure adults know where children are going. A parent... read more 
Greenville BOE candidates forum on cable
The Candidates' Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County will be broadcast on GPAT following the event, Monday, October 21 (7 PM). If you were unable to attend the Candidates’ Night, held at the American Legion, please be sure to tune into Greenville Public Access Television (GPAT), Channel 5 at a time convenient to you: Thursday, October 24 @ 4 PM, Friday, October 25 @ 7 PM; Saturday, October... read more 
DCCA announces Ghost Walk tour guides and actors
Darke County Center for the Arts tenth annual Ghost Walk will feature costumed tour guides who will lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales. Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Keith Rawlins, and Becci Miller. Jim Bruney, John and Karen Burkett, Shanna Camacho, Larry Delk, Michelle Fannin, Deirdre Grennan, Natalie House... read more 
Art at the Mill features diverse work of two college profs
Doug Fiely, Assistant Professor of Art at Defiance College and Brent Cole, who has held the lead faculty position for Ball State University's glass program since 2010, will display their work at historic Bear's Mill through November 24. This edition of “Art at the Mill” opens Friday, October 25 with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and drinks from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. The artists will speak briefly about their creations, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m... read more 
Natural Dyes for Novices
Where do blue, red, brown and green dyes naturally come from? How did the pioneers and earlier cultures dye their fabrics? Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm as we create and dye articles of clothing just like they did 200 years ago. We will hit the trails and gather the plant materials we need from around the Nature Center and Log House area. Depending on what the season has provided for us, we’ll take inventory and... read more 
The Cancer Association of Darke County… Annual Gospel Sing scheduled for November 17, 2013
The Gospel Sing is a free, nondenominational concert to be held at Saint Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, Ohio on November 17 starting at 4:00 PM.   A freewill offering will be taken that afternoon with proceeds to go to the local cancer association. Several groups are scheduled to sing, so please watch the newspapers and online news weekly for specific details. Two of the groups scheduled to sing are The Jubilees and The Lemon Family... read more 
GSD Board the focus of League Candidates’ Night
The League of Women Voters of Darke County will once again sponsor a Candidates' Forum for the November General Election, Monday, October 21 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the American Legion, 325 N. Ohio Street in Greenville. This non-partisan forum will focus on the candidates for Greenville Board of Education. Information on Local Issue1, the Darke County Park District, will be presented at the Forum and ... read more 
Football game tailgate
Come out and join Greenville Athletic Boosters during the Pre-game Tailgating Party versus Piqua on Friday, October 18. There will be Live Music by DJ West and free hot dogs and brats while they last. Tailgating times are 5-7 pm at Harmon Field with soft drinks & popcorn available for sale at the concession stand.  Thank you to this week’s Game Sponsor; Matt Arnold - Financial Achievement Services. Greenville Athletic Boosters can be contacted via email at... read more 
Garst Museum Presents a Free Program on the Death of Tecumseh
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the Garst Museum will present the first lecture of the 2013-14 series. Frank Kuron will present Thus Fell Tecumseh at 2:00 pm. Frank Kuron authored his first book titled, “Thus Fell Tecumseh” in 2011. His book chronicles the battles and hardships of forces on both sides of the conflict in the year-and-a-half leading up to the Battle of the Thames in October of 1813 where the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh was killed. Over... read more 
Ladies Night Out for CADC
All About You Therapeutic Massage will be holding a special event at Romer’s Catering in Greenville, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 4-9 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Association of Darke County. Hosted by "All About You Therapeutic Massage". This is the 2nd annual Ladies Night Out for the CADC. Last year was a great success & we're hoping for your help in making this year even more successful! Come out & enjoy a fun filled evening for a great cause. Tickets are... read more…GOP to hold Annual Pig Roast, by Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
Local candidates running on the November 5 General Election ballot will be speaking when the Darke County Republican Party holds its annual pig roast at 3:30 p.m. October 20 in the Youth Building of the Coliseum on the Darke County Fairgrounds. Greenville High School’s NJROTC will present the colors and the Darke County Republican of the Year will be named. Republican candidates for Greenville City Treasurer... read more 
Tan Yer’ Hides
Join a wandering Longhunter at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, October 26th at 10:00am as he goes through the pioneer method of brain-tanning a hide. We will first flesh a hide, and then mix up the brain-solution that will tan the hide. This will be a hands-on (with some butchering occurring) program that will help you gain the experience you need to tan your own hides! The program will take place in and outside the Log House, so dress... read more 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nears
The Darke County Solid Waste District will once again sponsor a one-day, drive-through household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, October 26, 2013.  Darke County Residents are invited to drop off their household hazardous waste at the Darke County Fairgrounds Swine Barn from 8 am to 12 noon. There is a limit of 15 containers of paint, no matter the size.  No 55 gallon drums will be accepted. This is a free event and open to all residents of Darke County. No appointment is needed... read more 
Ghost Walk tickets on sale
Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a Halloween season tradition by hosting their tenth annual Ghost Walk in downtown Greenville on Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27. Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which reveal local encounters with the unknown and unexplained, tours led by local guides will begin at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. and... read more 
Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM - OSU Extension, Darke County Education Center.
Walk to Emmaus Community
We are preparing to have a fundraiser on Saturday the 26th from 4-8 at Oakland Church of the Brethren. It will be a Silent Auction, Quarter auction with over 15 vendors as well as snacks and a bake sale. Many local businesses are donating to this event. Michaels, The Cincinnati Reds, Candy Gourmet, Johnnies Primitive Furniture, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Farmer Browns, Studio One Salon, Kevin Flory Landscaping and many more. The money raised from this event will go into our... read more 
The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Wander through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00pm in search of fall’s most popular color, Orange!  Each pumpkin contains a special fall treat, but you must first answer some fall trivia questions to find the hidden goodies. Inside the Nature Center, each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Wear a costume and receive an extra prize!  This program has a fee... read more 
Columbus Day closing
Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area – Darke County will be closed Mon., Oct.  14th in honor of Columbus Day. This includes the Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority. Normal hours will resume on Tues., Oct. 15th.
Halloween Costume Contest, Parade and Beggar’s Night Offered for Children
On Thursday, October 24th, downtown Greenville will be transformed into a trail of Halloween treats for elementary school aged children. The Lion’s Club, Main Street Greenville and downtown businesses are pleased to bring this safe Halloween event to the community. There are many ways to join in the fun, including a costume contest and costume parade provided by The Lion's Club. Anyone who chooses to... read more 
Bonfire at Library
Greenville Public Library's YA Program is hosting a “Bonfire” for teens on Friday October 18th at 5:00 p.m.  Two patio fire pits will be set up in front of the Library - ready to roast hotdogs and marshmallows!  Costumed ghost storytellers and live music will add to the autumn excitement.  Bring a chair and a roasting stick.  In case of rain, the event will take place on the 25th.  Be sure to follow the YA Program on Facebook and to stop in the Library often... read more 
Greenville Schools Foundation silent auction
The Greenville Schools Foundation will be having a Silent Auction, Saturday October 12th, during the Chicken Dinner and Talent Show. Items to be auctioned off include: a 4 night stay in Puerto Rico, 3 days/2 nights at The Resort in Sevierville, TN, an Autographed Bengals Football and Bengals Jersey from AJ Green, antiques school desks, numerous gift baskets from area merchants and much more. The auction is open to the public and is free... read more 
2013 Public Rosary Crusade
The public is invited to be a part of the 2013 Public Rosary Crusade on Saturday October 12 at 12:00 noon in front of the Greenville City Building on the circle.  This public Rosary is being sponsored by America Needs Fatima, and will be one of over 8,000 rallies all across the United States on that day.  Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.  Please join us in this very... read more
Trick or Treat Greenville 2013
Trick or Treat in the City of Greenville will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Your cooperation is appreciated in keeping with this time frame. If you plan on participating in handing out candy, please turn on your porch light. Parents or guardians are encouraged to accompany children during this time.
Ladies Night Out for Cancer Association
GREENVILLE - “All About You Therapeutic Massage” will be holding a Ladies Night Out fundraiser at Romers Catering in Greenville for the Cancer Association of Darke County. The event will be held on Nov. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. According to Cancer Association Executive Director Christine Yount, the event was a great success last year and they hope for your help to make it more successful this year. Pre-sale tickets are $45 each or two for $80. Tickets at the... read more 
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DCCA goes on the road to see Harry Connick, Jr.
Darke County Center for the Arts has announced a road trip on Thursday, October 24, providing the opportunity for local residents to enjoy a show that cannot be presented locally. “DCCA is inviting our community to go along for the ride when we see Harry Connick, Jr. at the beautiful Ohio Theatre in Columbus,” said Andrea Jordan, Executive Director of the arts organization. The motor coach will leave from Kroger parking lot at... read more 
DCCA presents Carpe Diem String Quartet in local high schools
Columbus-based Carpe Diem String Quartet will perform for high school students in all Darke County and Greenville City schools from October 7 through October 10 as part of the Arts In Education program presented by Darke County Center for the Arts. “These world-class, award-winning musicians are dedicated to enthusiastically sharing the joy of music with everyone regardless of age, social station, or economic demographic, ” said... read more 
Greenville BPW announces special guest night speaker
Greenville, OH.  This year the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club has a special event planned for their Annual Guest Night on Thursday, October 10 2013 at 6:30PM.  There is still time to make reservations for the evening.  Vanessa Freeman with WDTN’s ‘Living Dayton’ is the guest speaker for the evening.  Vanessa joined ‘Living Dayton’ as a co-host/producer in January, 2013.  Freeman covered the 2008 presidential election and... read more 
Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management Workshop Series
The Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Ohio State University Extension, Darke County will be jointly hosting a Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management workshop series beginning in November 2013 and wrapping up in April 2014. This series will consist of four workshops –November, January, March and April – that will cover basic agronomy, how to obtain a proper soil sample, a tour of a soil lab, understanding and interpreting the results, recommendations and how to properly maintain ... read more
Free Computer Classes at Library
The Greenville Public Library is again offering free computer classes for beginners. Basic Computer Skills will be held Monday October 14th and Internet will be held Monday October 21st. Both are from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Class is limited to ten people each. Librarian Stephanie St. Myers is the instructor, as seen above. She's a computer whiz and a very patient, easy-to-understand teacher. Please sign up at the Circulation or Reference... read more 
Friends of the Cardinal Center formed, group to meet October 8
On September 17, a meeting was held at Oakland Church of the Brethren to explore the possibility of creating a nonprofit organization to support The Cardinal Center (formerly Gettysburg School) project in Gettysburg. The decision was made to move forward and form the group as a corporation with the name, Friends of The Cardinal Center. The following officers were also elected: Doug Sutton, president, Jeff Unger, vice president; Esther Clark, treasurer; and Diana Spitler, secretary. Elected to the ... read more 
Learn to Crochet & a Movie!
The Greenville Public Library will hold a beginners crochet class on Wednesday October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Reference Room. Everyone is asked to bring some yarn and a crochet hook size H or I. The class will be taught by sisters Jessica Gonzales and Stephanie St. Myers. The class is limited to eight participants so sign up soon at the Library or call 548-3915. The next “Movie Matinee” is The Great Gatsby... read more 
Christine Tudor to speak at Cancer Support Group
Thursday, October 3 at Wayne Health Care, 3rd Floor, Conference Room, 7 p.m. - Christine Tudor, independent consultant, will share information with the cancer support group this month on Toxin Awareness.  Men and women welcome! She will provide a seven minute video called “The Story of Cosmetics” by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.  This is a group dedicated to informing the public about what is actually in our personal care products and... read more 
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