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Woman falls out of moving truck
On Sunday September 29, 2013 at approximately 12:01 AM, Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of East Main Street and Clay Street in the Village of Gettysburg on a report of a woman who fell out of a moving pick up truck. Preliminary investigation revealed Tina Vititoe 32, Greenville, was riding in the bed of a Tan 1994 Chevy 1500 pick up truck driven by Andrew Vititoe 34, Greenville, and fell out of the rear of the truck over the tailgate as
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Darke County Grand Jury Activity
9/25/2013 - R. Kelly Ormsby, III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, released the following report on Grand Jury activity recently conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Josiah A. Stevens, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Attempted Burglary based on an investigation by the Greenville Police Department; Tammy Knight, Troy – Indicted on a charge of three counts of Theft and three counts of Illegal Processing of Drug
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Attorney General DeWine, Pennsylvania Attorney General Sue Ohio Solicitor for Deceiving Donors
(LIMA, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today filed a lawsuit and was granted a temporary restraining order against Youngstown-area Encore Music Productions Ltd. and its agents for deceiving donors while soliciting for firefighter and police charities. The Pennsylvania Attorney General also filed a lawsuit against the business. “These telemarketers used misleading tactics to solicit donations from Ohio families under the pretense of supporting police and firefighters,” Attorney General
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WHIOTV.COM… Fire damages 12 Greenville structures
GREENVILLE — A large garage was destroyed this morning and the blaze caused damage to more than 10 adjacent buildings. The three-alarm fire was in the 200 block of Washington Avenue close to Devor Street near downtown Greenville. Six fire departments responded to the scene to assist the Greenville Fire Department and the flames are under control. The fire caused damage to eight nearby homes, which are located tightly
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City could face civil rights lawsuit if ordinance enforced, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “If we brought action under this ordinance they would counter-sue.” According to Greenville City Law Director Camille L. Baker, Greenville resident John Graham and his attorney, Jeff Slyman, Vandalia, made this clear to the city. Baker said she wanted to make sure if someone actually did fall under this ordinance, would it be enforceable? At the time City Ordinance 11-10 was passed, Baker understood the city’s insurance
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Scam Phone Calls, Commissioners Office
Recently, some telephone calls have been received by citizens that their caller I.D. has identified as coming from the Darke County Commissioners. The caller then identifies themselves later in the call as someone else. The Darke County Commissioners are warning people that this may be a scam. No one has been harmed yet, but the Commissioners want people to know that we normally do not call people at home, unless we are returning their phone call, or have direct business with them. Do not give out any personal information before confirming that the call is legitimate. Please be advised that if this happens to you, you should hang up immediately.
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Stolen vehicle and pursuit suspect apprehended
On September 26, 2013 Darke County Dispatch was notified of a vehicle stolen from Moody’s Auto Sales in the Village of Ansonia. Deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from Ansonia Police Department, and Greenville Police Department were notified of the crime. The vehicle was located as it entered the city of Greenville on State Route 118. A traffic stop was initiated, the vehicle refused to stop. A pursuit ensued... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Ohio tallies new grades for school districts that ‘scrubbed’ student data
By Jennifer Smith Richards - September 23, 2013 - An investigation into how “scrubbing” affected the state report cards for schools in eight Ohio districts is nearly complete, Ohio Department of Education officials say. When it’s done, the department will release recalculated district- and school-level report cards for the 2010-11 school year for Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Campbell in Mahoning County, Marion, Northridge in Montgomery County, Toledo and Winton Woods in Hamilton County
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Tedore gets 3 years, remanded to custody, By Bob Robinson
9/25/2013 - GREENVILLE – Tiara C. Tedore left the courtroom in tears to await transport to the Darke County Jail. She will then be transported to a state prison for women to serve three years on three felony counts of burglary. Tedore had pleaded guilty to all three counts but had requested incarceration be delayed due to recovery from giving a recent birth by C-section. Her attorney, Paul Wagner, presented a letter from her pediatrician advising a 6-week
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Marion Star… Marion awaits impact of state probe; ODE: Districts on 'borderline' might see changes in indicator for 2010-2011, by John Jarvis
Sep. 23, 2013 - MARION — As the Ohio Department of Education nears completion of its investigation of how allegedly improper attendance reporting affected state report cards for eight Ohio school districts, Marion City Schools Superintendent Gary Barber looks forward to “getting this behind us.” “I think the board, the administration and everyone has done everything
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Washington Post…Obama: America ‘can’t accept this’, By Brigid Schulte and Paul Duggan
Monday September 23, 2013 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama again promised to push for “common sense” gun laws yesterday evening as he stood before a somber and mournful crowd, this time gathered at the Marine Barracks, struggling to make sense of what he called “yet another” mass shooting. Obama called for an end to the violence, an end to the political stalemate over the nation’s gun laws and an end to the resignation that these eruptions of violence are simply “the new ... read more.
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FBI…The scourge of human traffickingJoseph S. Campbell Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Statement with Anne C. Gannon, National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Washington, D.C.
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Police Beat…Assault on a police officer, warrants served
GREENVILLE – On Sept. 7 police dispatch received a call from a male subject who asked for an officer. He was asked the nature of the problem and began cursing. “Are you (blanking) stupid?” A Darke County Sheriff’s Dispatcher said the individual had called them first, that he lived at 407 Spring St. Police went to that address. The caller was Michael Jacobs who began talking when he saw the police but couldn’t be heard because there was a .. read more.
FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending September 20, 2013
Washington, D.C. - September 20, 2013 - Washington: FBI Seeks Information on September 16, 2013, Navy Yard Shootings - The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance with obtaining any information regarding Aaron Alexis, deceased, who was responsible for the shootings at the Navy Yard in the Southeast area of Washington, D.C.; Washington/Pittsburgh/Salt Lake City: Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism and Weapons Offenses in Connection with Shooting at White House
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Burn Accident
On September 22, 2013 at approximately 7:05 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to 4221 Horatio Harris Creek Rd in reference to a 15 year old female who had suffered burns. Preliminary investigation revealed the 15 year old female had put gasoline on a campfire which caused a flash fire causing burns to her arms, legs and abdomen. After the fire ignited
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Rhoades questions Solid Waste District bid requests, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – At the regular Commissioners meeting Sept. 9 Darke County Commissioner Mike Rhoades objected to methodology regarding bids taken by Darke County Solid Waste Director Krista Fourman. Fourman requested bids on two computers from Doss Business Systems and GPS Computer. They were needed to replace outdated computers; one each at Solid Waste and Darke County Ditch
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation
Ohio's unemployment rate (Seasonally Adjusted) was 7.3 percent in August 2013, up from 7.2 percent in July, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 8,200 over the month, from a revised 5,208,800 in July to 5,200,600 in August. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in August was 419,000, up 3,000
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MSN… Congressman laments $172,000 salary
Georgia Republican Phil Gingrey is under fire for complaining about his compensation at a closed-door meeting. Man, Congress is a dead-end job. You're surrounded by fat-cat lobbyists making twice as much as you, you hear nothing but complaints from your constituents and you take home a measly $174,000 a year. It's enough to get one Congressman, Phil Gingrey of Georgia, tied up in knots. He complained about it in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, and his comments have spread like wildfire
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If prison isn’t needed, keep it local, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “It isn’t a judicial philosophy change,” said Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein. “It’s the legislature writing different rules.” Overcrowded prisons is a big issue across the country, Hein added. A lot of money and resources go into the criminal justice system. In effect, what the state is saying is, “Don’t send people to prison who don’t need to be here. Use local resources.” For example, the state doesn’t want Felony 4 and Felony
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Akron Beacon Journal… Ohio outpaces most of the country in growth of extreme poverty, By Dave Scott
September 18, 2013 - More Ohioans can be called the poorest of the poor. The percentage of people at the very bottom, earning 50 percent of the poverty level or less, grew from 4.6 percent of Ohioans in 2000 to 7.6 percent in 2012, for a 65 percent increase, according to U.S. census data released today. Only three other states, Michigan, Georgia and Mississippi, saw extreme poverty go up more than 3 percentage points. Only 14 other states have an overall higher percentage of extreme poverty than
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The Daily Beast…Congress: Hillary’s Benghazi Investigation Let Top Officials Escape Blame, by Josh Rogin
Sep 15, 2013 A new report reveals that the State Department’s Benghazi investigation failed to hold senior officials accountable for the deaths of four Americans. Josh Rogin reports… The State Department’s investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was not independent and failed to hold senior State Department officials accountable for the failures that led to the death of four Americans, according to a new investigative report compiled by the House Oversight Committee... read more
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Updated Report Golfer and cart drop into ravine, Careflight called, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – A golfer, Chad Feirstine of Greenville, went over the crest of a ravine in a cart driven by Wayne Chinn of Bradford and dropped approximately 25 feet into a creek at Turtle Creek Golf Course the afternoon of Sept. 16. The golfers were apparently unaware of the sheer drop of the ravine when they went off regular path. When they were about 10 feet from the crest of the hill Chinn tried to stop but was unable to. He jumped while Feirstine... read more
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Dayton Business Journal SBA lenders provide veterans with breaks on business loans, By Kent Hoover
Veterans interested in starting or growing a business can expect more help from lenders thanks to a new initiative by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. More than 100 lenders who make Small Business Administration loans already have signed up for NAGGL's Operation: Vet Access. Participants... read more
Darke County Marijuana Eradication
On September 18, 2013 the Darke County Sheriff's Office, along with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Greenville Police Department, conducted its annual Marijuana Eradication. More than sixty Marijuana plants were located, worth approximately $65,000 to $70,000 at street value. At this time no criminal charges are being pursued stemming from the recovered marijuana plants.
Darke County Sheriff's Office…Dirt Bike Injury Accident
On September 18, 2013 at approximately 5:44 PM, Darke County Deputies along with Versailles Fire and Rescue and CareFlight responded to 9881 McGreevey Road on a report a male subject there who was involved in an injury dirt bike accident. Preliminary investigation revealed Jordan Ruschau 19, Versailles, was riding a 2010 Kawasaki KFX250 dirt bike in a side ditch in the 10200 block of Christian Road, and struck a concrete culvert ejecting him from the dirt bike. Ruschau was then found by... read more
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Tedore pleads guilty to 3 felony counts, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Tiara C. Tedore pleaded guilty to three felony counts of burglary Sept. 16. Two Felony 3 counts carry a possible sentence of three years prison for each and the Felony 2 carries a maximum eight years in prison. ”You understand the facts?” said Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein. “With the two Felony 3 cases, you can get three years and a $10,000 fine for each. The Felony 2 allows a maximum of eight years and a ... read more
Attorney General DeWine Certifies Petition for Access to Healthcare Act
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified the petition for the proposed Access to Healthcare Act. On September 4th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition for initiated statute, entitled “The Access to Healthcare Act,” from the committee to represent the petitioners, Healthy Ohioans Work.  The submission was certified today as containing both the necessary 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters and a “fair and truthful” summary of the proposed
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Palmer amaranth update – it is not good news
You may be sick of hearing about Palmer amaranth already but get used to it.  Mark Loux, OSU Weed Science Specialist shares a few things to be aware of right now: There appears to be somewhat of an epicenter of new Palmer amaranth infestations in an area southwest of Columbus, bordered roughly by Midway on the north and Washington CH on the south.  There is a dairy in the area that has been using cottonseed products for feed and a
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Fairborn Daily Herald…Turner defends Wright-Patt workers amid Syria conflict, By Amanda Crowe
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Mike Turner went to bat once again in defense of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees affected by the consequences of furloughs. Turner, Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, challenged Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the effects of sequestration at Wright-Patterson and the cost for the military to enter a conflict in Syria. The exchange took place Tuesday during a House Armed Services Full...
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Police Beat…Unnamed person of interest arrested in YMCA robbery
GREENVILLE - On Sept. 4 police responded to a call at the YMCA, 301 Wagner Ave., regarding a wallet stolen from a vehicle and the woman in it being struck in the face. Jack Coblentz said money was missing from his vehicle and his wife was bleeding from the nose due to being struck. Carol Coblentz had visible injuries to her face. Greenville Rescue was contacted. Carol said someone got in the back door of the vehicle and began pushing ...
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Darke County’s Most Wanted Larry A. Westfall added to Most Wanted list
Larry Westfall is wanted for: September 2008 – Warrant issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court for a probation violation. Original Charge: Nonsupport of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 451 East Third St. Greenville, OH 45331. DOB: September 1973. HEIGHT: 5'-05" WEIGHT: 155 (last known). HAIR COLOR: Brown (last known). EYE COLOR: Green. TATTOOS/PIERCINGS: Tattoo on left calf, tattoo ...
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With Syria set aside, Rob Portman's energy-efficiency bill makes it to Senate floor
By Stephen Koff - September 11, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rob Portman knows how to pivot. The senator had just finished explaining on the Senate floor Tuesday why he could not support a military strike on Syria, which would soon be off the table anyway. Most people listening or watching had what they wanted: Portman’s position, which was newsworthy. But the Ohio Republican wasn’t done yet. He segued into a pitch for an energy bill -- an eat-your-peas piece of legislation unlikely...
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Darke County Sheriff's Office... One CareFlighted following golf cart rollover
On September 16, 2013 at approximately 2:38 PM Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to Turtle Creek Golf course in reference to a rollover injury accident involving a golf cart.  Preliminary investigation revealed Wayne Chinn, 32, Bradford, Ohio was driving an Ez-Go golf cart from the tenth tee box.  Chinn and his passenger, Chad J. Feirstine, 27, Greenville, Ohio drove off the
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Canton Repository… Trying to stem the rising tide of suicide, By Alison Matas
Sep 09, 2013 - Amy Walther’s husband committed suicide eight years ago, dying a day before their 30th anniversary. The 52-year-old battled depression and paranoia, Walther said, but he was on medication, and he’d promised his wife he’d never do anything to hurt himself. She believed him. “Since it’s happened, I realize there’s a lot of people out there who have the same problem who are struggling, too,” she said. This week is national suicide prevention week, and Tuesday is Ohio...
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Felony prosecutions are not equal, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “Nationwide only 1 to 2 percent of felonies go to trial,” Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby said. The rest – 98 to 99 percent – are resolved outside of the courtroom. There are several reasons for it, but mostly it is based upon the strength of the case and having a pretty good idea what is going to happen in court. “The defense attorney knows as well as we do,” Ormsby added. “And because of ‘discovery’ they have all the
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Dayton Business Journal… Wright-Patt restarting Air Force One replacement program
by Joe Cogliano - It appears the stalled effort to replace the fleet of Presidential aircraft — a.k.a. Air Force One — is back underway. In a notice Monday on fbo.gov, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center announced it is again conducting market research to find out what companies can handle the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The center is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Companies are required
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Columbus Dispatch… Counties, cities failing to obey public-records law, Yost says
By Randy Ludlow - Thursday September 12, 2013 - Ohio’s local governments need to pick up their game when it comes to keeping the people’s records and fulfilling public-records requests, state Auditor Dave Yost says. A sampling of 20 counties and cities for compliance with Sunshine laws found weaknesses in the public-records policies and procedures in eight, or 40 percent, according to results to be released by the auditor’s office today. “It’s disappointing in this day and age, with all the attention...
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio tops in U.S. for improved business climate, By Tristan Navera
Ohio has the potential for major economic growth, according to an article from Business Facilities magazine. The national magazine, which totes itself as “the leading source of intelligence on corporate expansion and relocation,” released its annual report ranking countries, states and metro areas for their business climates and growth potential. Ohio scored high for a potential for economic growth, ranked No. 7 of the 50 U.S. states. The state
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Car drives into a home near Arcanum
On September 13, 2013 at 4:06 am Darke County 911 received a call reference a vehicle into a house at 5437 Hollansburg Arcanum Road. Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Fire, New Madison Fire and Greenville Fire were all dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation shows that a 1997 Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Catherine Simpson(19) of Arcanum, was traveling east and traveled off the south side of the roadway, crashing into the house. The driver was transported ... read more.
Accident victim succumbs to his injuries
Greenville – On September 12, 2013 at approximately 11:04 a.m. the Darke County Coroners Investigator was called to Heartland of Greenville in reference to Michael J. Beard. Mr. Beard suffered fatal complications from his injuries sustained in an accident two weeks ago. The accident occurred on August 30, 2013 at approximately 3:12 p.m. Darke County 911 received a call in reference to an injury accident on SR121 at US36 W, which involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle.  Darke County Deputies...
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Probe of health care grants embroils Ohio groups in Obamacare squabble
By Sabrina Eaton - September 05, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee say they were exercising legitimate oversight authority last week when they sent letters to 51 civic groups to demand documentation of their work to help uninsured Americans get coverage through exchanges Obamacare will create. But Democrats on the committee say the voluminous document productions their GOP counterparts want from federal Navigator grant recipients in...
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Auto, semi-truck collision destroys portion of a home, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “It all happened so fast,” said Don Amspaugh, Union City, “I never saw it coming.” Amspaugh was driving the semi-truck involved in the accident at Central Avenue and Pine Street. “A car hit me,” he said. “She told me she didn’t see the stop sign.” About 6:15 a.m. Sept. 10, a car reportedly pulled out of Central Avenue from the south, turning left onto Pine Street. It collided with the semi-truck being driven by Amspaugh...
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Rollover accident on Hwy 36; one Careflighted
Greenville- On September 12, 2013 at 12:10 am Darke County 911 received multiple 911 calls in reference to a one vehicle rollover in the area of 6932 US Rt. 36 E involving 3 possible injuries. Darke County Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire, Gettysburg Rescue, Greenville Rescue, Bradford Rescue and Careflight were all dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1997 Oldsmobile operated by Dustin L. Taylor...
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Changes to work search and re-employment requirements
Karen Brooks - Ohio Job & Family Services - New state legislation (more specifically, House Bill 2) makes the following changes: (1) provides a new condition for waiving a claimant's work search requirements; (2) expands the number of claimants who are required to register with a job placement system; (3) names Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) as that job placement system; (4) requires new claimants to perform select re-employment service activities, as directed by the agency; and (5) makes ODJFS responsible for...
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Article V Convention of States To be Debated at 2013 WTPC in Columbus
KENT, OH - Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that the 2013 We the People Convention will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Columbus, OH. A main focus of the 2013 WTPC will be a two hour presentation and discussion concerning the possibility of holding an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of Amending the United States Constitution. In making the announcement, Zawistowski said "Today, Ohio Representative Matt
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whiotv.com… Semi crashes into Greenville home
GREENVILLE — Greenville police and fire crews are investigating a crash that involved a semitrailer crashing through a home. The collision was reported around 6 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Central Avenue and Pine Street. Greenville police officers said the female driver of a car ran a stop sign, causing the male semi truck driver to swerve to avoid hitting her. The semi then hit the house. Both the driver of ...
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Santorum Responds To Obama Citing "The Syria Accountability Act"
Verona, PA - Former presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement in response to President Obama's citing of the "Syria Accountability Act" as rationale to intervene militarily in the Syrian Civil War. Rick Santorum said: "I hope that the President has only been incorrectly counseled, and that he is not consciously misleading the press and the American people with his rationale urging American military intervention in Syria.  The...
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Drug arrests help keep jail full, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “Heroin addiction is out of control,” said Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker. “We’re seeing it in numbers I’ve never seen in the 18 years I’ve been here.” Whittaker added the coroner, Dr. Tim Kathman has never seen this many heroin related deaths either. The Sheriff’s Office has been under increasing pressure to deal with it. “We pulled a car off the road to handle the work load,” he said. It is one of the reasons the jail is often full to capacity. Or...
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Article V Convention of States; To be Debated at 2013 WTPC in Columbus
KENT, OH - Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that the 2013 We the People Convention will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Columbus, OH.  A main focus of the 2013  WTPC will be a two hour presentation and discussion concerning the possibility of holding an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of Amending the United States Constitution.  In making the announcement, Zawistowski said "Today, Ohio Representative Matt...
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Sex offender sanctions not necessarily inclusive, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – The sex offender who was arrested at the fair would have been there legally if it hadn’t been for a violation of his post-release control. “There seems to be a misconception about what a sex offender can and can’t do,” said Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker. “There is nothing in the law that says a sex offender who has completed his time can’t be in areas not specifically restricted by law.” Whittaker said the reason deputies were able to...
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Police Beat… Forgery, assault, menacing… and a case of “you can’t make this up”
On Aug. 26 police were dispatched to the home of the victim who discovered an unknown male sleeping on her couch. He was covered with a comforter; the victim didn’t know him. She went to a neighbor and called 911. Police knew the suspect and woke him up. They asked him if he knew where he was. At first he said at home, then realized he didn’t know. The suspect was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and one sock. His left leg had a large laceration. He...
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… September Update on Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Released
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- In an effort to keep the public up-to-date on the progress of the Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative, Attorney General DeWine released the following status update today: As of September 2, 2013: Forensic scientists with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have received 3,530 previously untested rape kits from 105 law enforcement agencies in Ohio. BCI has completed DNA testing on 1,488 of those rape kits. The DNA testing has led to 460 hits in... read more.
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GFD announces arrival of 100 ft. Aerial Platform unit
The City of Greenville Fire Department is pleased to announce to the citizens of the City of Greenville the delivery of a new fire apparatus.  The unit is a 2013 Pierce Velocity 100’ Aerial Platform with 2000 gallon per minute fire pump. The cost of the new apparatus was $955, 209.00 which was financed over 10 years with a 2.94% interest rate through the City of Greenville Capital Improvement Program. The apparatus replaces a 1984 Pierce... read more.
Federal News Radio…Connolly: Budget uncertainty has 'insidious impact' on feds, contractors
Wednesday - 9/4/2013 By Jack Moore A bevy of issues has piled up on lawmakers' to-do list: Whether to block or support a modest pay raise for federal employees, hammering out a deal on funding the government beyond the end of the fiscal year and the looming fight over raising the debt ceiling in mid-October. But lawmakers don't have that much time. The current fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and there are just nine legislative days left when they return from their summer recess next week. For Congress... read more.
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Robbery at the Greenville Y.M.C.A.
On September 4, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Greenville Police Department and Darke County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Darke County Y.M.C.A., 301 Wagner Ave. on a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, it was learned the victim, a 73 year old female, was sitting in her unlocked vehicle when an unknown suspect entered the vehicle and assaulted the victim prior to stealing a wallet from inside the vehicle. The unknown... read more.
Federal News Radio…Obama ends federal pay freeze; Congress could still block, By Michael O'Connell
Friday - 8/30/2013 President Barack Obama called for a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees in two letters he sent to Congress Friday afternoon. The letters, which were nearly identical, applied to both members of the uniformed services and civilian federal employees covered by the General Schedule. "Civilian federal employees have already made significant sacrifices as a result of a three-year pay freeze," Obama wrote. "As our country continues to recover from serious economic ... read more.
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mande…Public-Private Partnerships Provide Financial Education Tools for Ohio Schools
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel toured Columbus Downtown High School today to discuss his office's Financial Edge initiative, and to see innovative new financial educational resources in action. Financial Edge is a public-private partnership that provides free financial education tools to parents, educators and... read more.
Pittsburg Examiner… Taxes—relief or burden—fuel Kasich, FitzGerald face off
August 31, 2013 - For Ohio shoppers who want to save on spending, the slogan for this Labor Day weekend is 'Buy Before Sunday,' the day anything subject to the sales tax will cost more. Thanks can be directed at the tax package Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and a Republican-led legislature designed that included a sales tax increase. The sales tax increase amounts to .25 percent from 5.5 to 5.75 percent overall, which equates to 25 cents for every $100 purchase. Based on the decades old Ronald Reagan... read more.
Attorney General Makes Recommendations for Law Enforcement Training
(COLUMBUS) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today sent a letter to Ohio’s legislative leaders outlining recommendations on how to best use the funds from the gross casino tax revenue to enhance public safety and provide additional law enforcement training opportunities. As mandated by the Ohio Constitution, two percent of gross casino tax revenue is dedicated to law enforcement training, with 85% going to the Ohio Attorney General’s Peace Officer Training Academy and 15% going to the ... read more.
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County authorizes “Taking Charge of your Life” series, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Commissioners signed an agreement Aug. 26 authorizing Darke County Job & Family Services and the Greenville City School District to work together regarding a training program for unemployed, under-employed and unskilled individuals meeting poverty level guidelines. Called “Taking Charge of your Life” the 16-week program will cover the various “how-to’s” in... read more.
All Alabama… Alabama school board member calls for removal of 'The Bluest Eye,' says Common Core creates 'de facto national reading list'
By Challen - August 29, 2013 - DOTHAN, Alabama -- Alabama school board member Betty Peters said she supports calls to remove "The Bluest Eye" from the high school curriculum, a novel she calls pornographic and says forms part of a "de facto national reading list." "This book is indeed utterly inappropriate and should not be on any required reading list for high school students... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff's Department... Union City fire results in drug investigation
On September 1, 2013 at approximately 2:52 pm, the Union City Ohio Fire Department was dispatched to 128 N Franklin Street in Union City,Ohio in reference to a bedroom on fire.  Fire units arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire.  Fire personnel requested the Darke County Sheriff’s Office to respond to the scene in reference to evidence that suggests a possible meth lab.  Darke County Sheriff’s Office Clandestine Lab Team... read more.
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Police Beat… Police respond to disorderly conduct, OVI and assault incidents
On Aug. 22 police were dispatched to Sweitzer and Pine regarding a suspect being intoxicated and disorderly. Joseph Cheadle was found staggering on Sweitzer. The defendant was highly intoxicated with a heavy odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech and trouble finding his balance. He was belligerent and responded to officers with profanity, continuing to annoy and alarm citizens walking on Sweitzer Street. Two victims reported... read more.
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Sex offender suspect returned to Darke County to face trial, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Codey Michael B. Greer, was returned to Darke County from Randolph County, Ind., Aug. 28 to face three charges of Felony 1 Rape, sexual conduct with a 12-year-old minor. According to Darke County Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Greer and the victim were found in Indiana following the Sheriff Office’s investigation for the missing juvenile. Greer was arrested for transporting a juvenile across a state line and the girl was returned to... read more.
Private Property Injury Accident
On Saturday August 31, 2013 at approximately 11:39 AM Darke County Deputies along with Versailles Fire and Rescue, Versailles Police, and CareFlight responded to 9996 Jamison Road on a report of a roll-over All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed Nathan Peters 18, Versailles, was driving a 2013 Polaris Ranger (ATV) in a wheat stubble field along with passenger Ian Lawrence 18, Versailles, and made a sharp turn causing the ATV to roll over onto the driver... read more.
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