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The Hill… Boehner's immigration problem, By Alexander Bolton
04/26/14 - He wants to pass a bill, but can't get his House Republican Conference to get behind the effort. The Ohio Republican recently told a group of GOP donors that he his “hell-bent” on getting legislation passed this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. He went further this past week when he declared that he is ready to act and complained that many of his GOP colleagues don’t want to follow. “I think we should but the appetite, the appetite amongst my colleagues for doing
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Weekly Republican Address… Boehner Touts GOP Solutions that are Working in Ohio
PIQUA, OH - In the Weekly Republican Address, Congressman John Boehner (R - West Chester) speaks to the American people from the 8th District's Hartzell Propeller plant, located in Piqua, Ohio. Boehner highlights the Republican solutions that are being put in place in Ohio to make it easier to do business, create jobs, and raise a family - bills to improve job training programs, cut wasteful spending, and improve the tax
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The Hill… Will popular vote elect president in 2020? By Quin La Capra
The movement to change how presidents are elected is gaining steam and proponents of the long-stalled popular vote initiative are predicting victory by 2020. Eleven states/jurisdictions have enacted the National Popular Vote (NPV) bill, giving the proposal 165 electoral votes — 61 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to trigger the new voting system. Legislatures that passed the law include California, Illinois, New Jersey. Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Rhode
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Ohio Ag Connection… Unprecedented Investment in Ohio State Parks Announced
04/24/2014 - Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber Wednesday announced in western Ohio that the state will invest more than $88.5 million in capital improvements at Ohio State Parks over the next two years. "This unprecedented investment will allow our facilities to match the impressive natural beauty that defines Ohio State Parks," said Zehringer. "Governor Kasich and the Ohio
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… GOP team to be in Cleveland April 30 for next step in competition to host presidential convention, By Robert Higgs - April 15, 2014 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland will get the last word in the next round of evaluations for six cities vying to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. It will be the last to get a visit from GOP staff. The Republican National Committee on Tuesday announced its schedule for the next round of review -- “technical visits” to each of the six cities. The visits will allow small teams of party staff to study details such as the availability ... read more.
Boehner Tours Neaton Auto Products, Discusses Economy and Jobs
EATON, OH - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today visited Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing, Inc., in Eaton, OH, where he toured the company’s manufacturing plant and talked with constituents and business leaders about the local economy and job creation. “You know, here in Ohio we’re moving forward – businesses like Neaton Auto Products are proof of that,” Boehner said
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Injury accident on 127 at Sebring-Warner
On April 24, 2014 at approximately 9:38 PM Darke County Deputies along, with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Fire, Greenville Police Department and two CareFlight helicopters were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Sebring-Warner Road in reference to a Semi Tractor/Trailer and motor vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2013 Freightliner semi tractor/trailer driven by... read more.
Students suffer CO poisoning in school parking lot
On April 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 AM the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting two students in a vehicle unconscious and unresponsive at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot.  The Franklin Monroe School is located at 8639 Oakes Road near the Village of Pitsburg in southeast Darke County, Ohio. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Pitsburg Fire Department and Arcanum Rescue units responded to the scene.  Upon... read more.
Ballot Board Certifies Freedom to Marry Amendment as Single Issue
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today certified that a proposed Freedom to Marry constitutional amendment consists of one issue. Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also have collected signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Three Dayton-area colleges among top 10 ROI in Ohio
Miami University, University of Dayton and Wright State University all rank in the top 10 in Ohio for return on investment. Going to college these days is much about getting a good job that will provide a good living. But with higher education costs soaring, figuring out a return on investment is probably good to know. Three Dayton-area colleges look to be doing well when it comes to ROI, according to... read more.
Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in March 2014, down from 6.5 percent in February, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 353,000, down 24,000 from 377,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 68,000 in the past 12 months... read more.
Fairboard has regained possession of fire area
The Directors for the Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that the fire investigation team and all outside, interested parties attended a joint evidence exam session on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00am regarding the December 27, 2013 fire loss. As a result of that session, the Fairboard has regained possession of the area, allowing the Fairboard and Insurance Company approved demolition contractor to begin the cleanup project on... read more.
The Hill… High court to decide fate of renegade television service, By Julian Hattem
The Supreme Court is primed to make a decision on copyright law that could change the way people receive broadcast television. Broadcasters are fighting to stop the tech service Aereo, arguing it operates illegally and undermines their business. They say allowing the service to continue could spell the end of free, over-the-air broadcast television. For a monthly fee, the Barry Diller-backed company lets users watch broadcast channels such as... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Dayton TV station calls for auditions for local reality show, Olivia Barrow - Dayton’s CW is launching a reality show about local high school graduates preparing for the next step in their lives. WBDT-TV will begin airing the show, called The Valley, this fall after following five high school graduates throughout their summers. “We’re excited to bring a unique, locally produced reality show to the television viewers of the Dayton area,” said Joe Abouzeid, president and general manager... read more.
WND… Al Gore: Critics 'immoral, unethical and despicable', Bob Unruh
Climate crusader rants: 'The future of civilization is at stake' - Al Gore, known for wild rants about global warming, including one where his foul language earned him the description “mentally unstable,” is at it again. Only this time he’s complaining about those who put up “barriers” to his agenda that critics say includes cracking down on carbon emissions, buying and selling credits for that activity and putting the American coal industry out of business. “The ‘barriers’ to doing something about climate... read more.
Akron Beacon Journal… Drilling-rich watershed district looking to reduce assessment paid by 500,000 Ohio landowners, By Bob Downing - April 16, 2014 - Property owners from Akron to the Ohio River could see a reduction in the annual assessment paid to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District starting next year. The reason: The district is flush with cash from Utica Shale leases and royalties paid on natural gas and liquids produced from wells on district-owned land. Reducing the assessment — about $12 a year for most landowners — will be recommended Friday when the district’s five-member... read more.
Become informed then vote
With the May 6th Primary elections fast approaching, the League of Women Voters of Darke County urges residents to get out to vote for their favorite candidates. This spring, LWV will not hold its usual Candidates Night due to local offices being unopposed.  Each citizen should become informed about the candidates for local government and those running for state offices.  However, several ballot issues are up for voter consideration. In the village of Versailles, Issue # 8 proposes a... read more.
Police make warrant arrests, cite for child endangering
4/11/2014 - On April 5 police stopped at Circle Mart and the officer noticed a male subject, Thomas Boner, at the counter. The suspect had a warrant through Darke County Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on a Probation Revocation Hearing; original charge DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Boner was arrested and transported to the Mercer County jail. On April 7 police were dispatched to 425 Martin... read more.
Vision for America… Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Their Combat Service - Posted on April 17, 2014 - Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service. The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to... read more.
text… New Earth found
Its sun's name is Tau Ceti, visible to the naked eye and the planet is one of five in its orbit, thought to have the conditions to support life. Tau Ceti, identical to the Earth's Sun, is a mere 12 light years away, just 120 trillion kilometres. The breaking news is that one of these five planets is thought to contain water. And life. The news comes in the next edition of Astronomy and Astrophysics which provides further information on the... read more.
Rep. Adams to Host Event to Honor Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice
TROY, Ohio—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) will be hosting a dedication program to honor Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice, a soldier and native of Troy who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. A portion of State Route 55 in Miami County will be named the “Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice Memorial Highway” in his honor. The program will be held on Monday, May 12th at 10 a.m. at the Troy Christian Church, located at 1440 E. State Route 55 in Troy. Members of the public and the media are invited to... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Mother gets 90 days for death of daughter, By Clinton Randall
4/14/2014 - GREENVILLE - The mother of a deceased child will stay in jail until the middle of May after Judge Jonathan Hein ordered the recommended 90 day sentence. Lauren K. Jones, 28, of Greenville appeared in the Darke County Common Pleas Court with her attorney Jack Hemm of Miami County April 11 for sentencing. She and her husband, Scott A. Webber, 29, were charged after an... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… 3 ways to win the war against your inbox, By Heinan Landa
Apr 15, 2014 - You left the office at 7 p.m. last night — and emails were still coming in. After the kids were asleep, you responded to 20 or so. This morning, over coffee, you replied to about 10 more. Still, when you entered your office today, 60 new emails were waiting. Sound familiar? This is the world in which we live. The overuse of email is killing productivity, efficiency and (perhaps) even the message medium itself. I struggle with this problem constantly. How are you supposed to do your job when you... read more.
Upstart Business Journals… The priceless marketing of a $100 grilled cheese, Teresa Novellino
The UpTake: Here's one Chicago restaurant's real recipe for a $100 grilled cheese: turn a commonplace lunch item into a luxury meal with premium ingredients, place a decadent price tag on it, cook up a press release and watch the incredulous headlines roll in. Are you crazy enough to pay $100 for a Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese, a limited-edition sandwich that a restaurant and bar at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, announced... read more.
The Hill… Is Obama enforcing the law? By Benjamin Goad
On issues ranging from marijuana legalization and criminal sentencing to healthcare and immigration, the president’s lieutenants have taken actions that critics say violate his constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” The administration has sought to deflect the criticism, claiming not only that the president has acted within his power, but that an obstructive Congress has left him no other choice. In testimony Wednesday before the House Judiciary... read more.
Three Arrested for Meth Trafficking in Darke County
On April 14, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies and the Arcanum Police, conducted two separate meth buy/bust operations.   The first such operation occurred at 6825 State Route 722, where Patricia Mullins (41) of Lewisburg was taken into custody without incident.  A short time later at 2494 US Route 127, Ashley Bowling (28) of Dayton and Christopher... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Judge to decide fate of father, By Clinton Randall
4/13/2014 - GREENVILLE - The bench trial of Scott A. Webber, a 29-year-old Greenville resident, concluded April 10 and is now in the hands of Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein. Webber and his wife Lauren K. Jones, 28, were charged after the death of their 16-month-old daughter. The couple was indicted on one count each of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree; and Involuntary... read more.
FBI… Advice for U.S. College Students Abroad
04/14/14 - Be Aware of Foreign Intelligence Threat - Three years ago, Glenn Duffie Shriver, a Michigan resident and former college student who had studied in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was sentenced to federal prison in the U.S. for attempting to provide national defense information to PRC intelligence officers. (See sidebar for more on the case.) According to the Institute of... read more.
Injury accident McNutt Road east of US 127
Greenville - On April 13, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to McNutt Rd. just east of US127 reference to an injury accident involving a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Harley Davidson, driven by Ray Homsi (52) of Clayton, was heading southeast on McNutt Rd. when he tried to negotiate a curve and lost control of his motorcycle in some loose gravel.  Homsi went off the right side of the... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 30% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction - Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 39% - Investors Continue to Have More Confidence in Personal Finances Than Consumers. Just a week after the Obama administration declared its health insurance sign-up program a success, Kathleen Sebelius, the Cabinet secretary in charge of the new national health care law, announced her resignation. Mixed message or part of the plan... read more.
The Hill… Members: Boehner will stay on, By Molly K. Hooper
04/08/14 - Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will run for Speaker again if Republicans win control of the Senate this fall, according to a survey of GOP lawmakers conducted by The Hill. But if Democrats retain their Senate majority, all bets are off, the Republican lawmakers said. Boehner’s future is a hot topic in the nation’s capital. The 64-year-old Speaker and his staffers have repeatedly insisted he isn’t retiring any time soon. They also point out that Boehner... read more.
The Business Journals… Why women didn't apply: A primer on how not to write a help-wanted ad, Gina Hall - Job descriptions have keywords that can either recruit or repel you. A buzzword that has always cautioned me away from a job is "thick-skinned." Less because I'm sensitive and more because those are code words for "crazy boss." As it turns out, there are plenty more keywords in want ads that are turn-offs for women, which may keep them from applying for leadership positions. According to a... read more.
Los Angeles Times… Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents, By Richard A. Serrano and Tracy Wilkinson - Two armed Mexican soldiers crossed into Arizona in January and faced off with the U.S. officers. April 1, 2014 - WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/Tribune Washington Bureau. U.S. officials said it was one of nearly two dozen border incursions... read more.
Mandell… Financial Summit focuses on the economic and financial issues facing states
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is proud to be hosting the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) financial summit in Columbus this week. State treasurers and chief financial officers from across the country are convening in Columbus to discuss important fiscal issues like public pension reform, municipal bankruptcy, and public finance. "I am proud to host State Treasurers from across the... read more.
CNS News… Americans on Medicaid Exceed Population of UK, By Terence P. Jeffrey
April 7, 2014 - ( - The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th most populous country on earth. "The estimated number of individuals ever covered by Medicaid remained steady at... read more.
Daily Caller… Survey: US sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years
Sarah Hurtubise - Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers. The investment bank’s April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, the average premium increase for customers renewing an insurance plan is 12 percent in the small group market and 11 percent in the individual market, according to Forbes’ Scott Gottlieb... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sexual Assault Services Increase for More than 460,000 Ohioans Over Past Year - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that more than 460,000 Ohioans now have increased access to sexual assault services following the first year of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Services Expansion Program. Attorney General DeWine announced the formation of the program in March 2013 after a survey conducted by his office's Crime Victim Services Section found that only... read more.
CNS News… Boehner on IRS Scandal: 'I Want to Know Who Is Going to Jail' By Susan Jones
April 8, 2014 - ( - House Speaker John Boehner says the House Ways and Means Committee will go into executive session on Wednesday to outline the criminal case against former IRS official Lois Lerner for "misleading the Congress." "When someone asked me the question, well, who should be fired? I said I don't know -- I don't care who is going to be fired. I want to know who is going to jail," Boehner told Fox News's Megyn Kelly on Monday. "The fact is that the IRS... read more.
Greenville City Schools Construction Projects Move Forward
Both of the upcoming construction projects continue to progress for Greenville Schools. A variety of district committees have worked hand in hand with Garmann Miller Architects and Engineers through the design process to develop plans for renovating at the high school facility and a new building for the K-8 students. The new and updated facilities will enhance the total educational... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Greenville Police Beat… Police respond to domestic violence, harassment and more - On March 26 Christopher Schlamb was cited for Domestic Violence by Threat and arrested following threats made on the victim. Schlamb had been cited earlier for disorderly conduct within the vicinity of a school after being in an intoxicated state and shooting a nail through his fingers with a nail gun. He also reportedly made suicide threats. When he returned from Wayne Hospital he reportedly told... read more.
The Hill… Republican leaders tamp down rebellion against Ryan budget, By Erik Wasson
House Republican leaders appear to have warded off a conservative effort to protest their decision to hold a voice vote on Medicare legislation by opposing Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget. Key critics of the leadership maneuver on the “doc fix” vote said Friday they planned on supporting the GOP budget authored by Ryan (R-Wis.). Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) was one of the members most angry about a voice vote last week on legislation to prevent a cut in physician payments under Medicare. The... read more.
Darke County Sheriff… Motorists warned to be alert to local volunteers on roadways April 12 & 13
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District Director Krista Fourman would like to advise motorists to use caution while traveling Darke County roadways in the upcoming weekend. On April 12th and April 13th Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be holding its 7th Annual Trash Bash.  Over 1100 volunteers and organizations will be cleaning up 635 miles of Darke County and Township roads... read more.
CNS News… 180,000 More Women Unemployed in March, By Ali Meyer
April 4, 2014 - ( - The number of women who were unemployed in  the United States climbed 180,000 in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, there were 4,850,000 unemployed women, 180,000 more than the 4,670,000 American women were unemployed in February, according to BLS. At the same time, the unemployment rate for women rose from 6.4 percent in February to 6.6 percent in March. To be counted as unemployed, a person... read more.
Drug Epidemic… Celina man found in vehicle in middle of road
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of an individual for possession of drugs.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call on April 4, 2014 at 6:39 PM of a vehicle sitting in the middle of the roadway and the driver slumped over the wheel.  Deputies responded to Township Line near Oregon Road.  Deputies found a burgundy Plymouth sitting in the middle of the road.  Deputies made contact... read more.
April Grand Jury activity
GREENVILLE – R. Kelly Ormsby, III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, released the following report on Grand Jury activity conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bruce D. Baldridge, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Theft based on an investigation by the Greenville Police Department. James E. Smith, Jr., Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Passing Bad Checks based on an... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Filling jobs involves multi-faceted approach, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – There’s been a transition in the county. In 2009 Marc Saluk was hired as Darke County’s new Economic Development Director. “In the beginning,” he said, “ED (economic development) had to be developed… payoff seemed a little vague to employers and community leaders.” Today there is no need to sell the concept or a project, he continued. “It shows how the county and Partnering for... read more.
Rep. Adams Announces Passage of Bill Impacting Ohio Land Banks
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 172, which modifies laws regarding land reutilization programs and property tax foreclosures. Regarding its passage, Adams, released the following statement: “Senate Bill 172 modifies state law to increase the efficiency and decrease the cost of acquiring abandoned properties into a land bank through tax foreclosure, while also protecting the constitutional rights of... read more.
Court Proceedings… Four convictions handed down
In the last couple of weeks the Darke County Common Pleas Court has handed down three prison sentences and one probation. In addition there was a guilty plea for later sentencing. All articles have links to complete stories on Blue Bag Media. They include: Sex offender gets 10 years for sexual battery, Bright faces up to 30 months in prison, Dean gets 15 months for Trafficking, Mother gets probation for not reporting infant abuse and Vanata pleads... read more.
text… Pillow fighters descend upon National Mall
Saturday - 4/5/2014 - Editor’s Note: This came from a reader who said “I think I’ve read everything now.” Ye olde editor is playing footsy and he 70 agrees. National Pillow Fight Day? - WASHINGTON -- Pillow fighters are encouraged to gather at the Washington Monument on Saturday for International Pillow Fight Day. The annual event will be held 2-4 p.m. The organizers of the pillow fight day say prospective pillow fighters should meet... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Ohio gets one step closer to recognizing same-sex marriages, by Olivia Barrow - A federal court judge in Ohio has announced he will strike down Ohio’s ban on recognizing legal same-sex marriages from other states. Judge Timothy Black, a U.S. District Judge for southern Ohio, said his ruling on April 14 on the case Henry v. Wymyslo will require Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. The ruling gets the state one step closer to legalizing gay marriage in Ohio, but there is... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 28% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction - Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 38% - 21% Of Consumers Rate Economy as Excellent/Good - March Madness is upon us. Much of the country is caught up in the NCAA basketball playoffs that come to a head this weekend, but 48% of Americans think most big-time college athletic programs play dirty when it comes to recruiting. No wonder then that only 24% believe the NCAA does a good or excellent... read more.
Police Beat… Nail gun injury, traffic stops lead to OVI arrests
On March 26 police were dispatched to 412 Armstrong St. regarding Christopher Schlamb allegedly intoxicated and having taken Klonopin to kill himself. When officers arrived they spoke with Schlamb who said he was working on home repair and did not want to harm himself. He said he’d been drinking and did take Klonopin but only what was prescribed. On March 24 the Klonopin prescription bottle... read more.
Blue Bag Media… Heavy rainfall causes county flooding, By Clinton Randall
DARKE COUNTY - Water levels rose throughout Darke County as heavy rain moved through the region. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch that will be in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. Forecasters are calling for rainfall to continue throughout the day Friday as well. Some rural roadways in Darke County are becoming almost too dangerous to pass as water covers both lanes of travel... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Drones swarm over downtown Dayton fire, Tristan Navera
It was sort of a shock for me to hear the now-familiar buzz of a quadcopter as I stepped out of my car last night. Like everyone else downtown, I was stunned at the enormous column of smoke rising from the factory district near downtown just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday evening, as the former Harris-Thomas Industries Inc. building on Harshman avenue burned. But as reporters arrived on the scene, so did a crowd... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle… Capital Budget Advances Local Projects, Invests in Job Creation
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill funds needed improvements to public facilities across the state including schools, colleges and universities, and parks. The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years in order to fund pressing construction... read more.
The White House… America deserves a raise
Hey, all -- Last Friday, I spoke at a rally in Cleveland about raising the minimum wage. While I was there, I had the opportunity to talk with 11-year-old Jesseca Hudson, who came out to show her support. Before I'd even boarded my plane back to D.C., she had already emailed me, telling me how she wanted to help in the fight to give millions of workers the wages they deserve. Jesseca doesn't think that someone working full-time should struggle to make ends meet. But full-time workers earning... read more.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Election Advisory for May 6
Nearly 24,000 voters requested ballots for May 6th Primary Election ahead of start of early voting today; deadline to register to vote is one week away. COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that county boards of elections have received nearly 24,000 requests for absentee ballots ahead of the 2014 May Primary. Secretary Husted is also reminding Ohioans that absentee voting beings today and there is... read more.
FBI… Child Predator... Help Us Identify John Doe 28
04/02/14 - The FBI is seeking the public’s help to stop a child predator. The unidentified individual we are seeking is known only as John Doe 28. In November 2012, online video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a young boy was reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), an organization that works closely with the Bureau to stop child predators. The video contains a brief image... read more.
Accident on U.S. 36 sends one to hospital
On April 2, 2014 at 2:14 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue were dispatched to US36 at Greentree Dr. reference a two vehicle, semi vs. car, injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Chevy Camaro, driven by Linda L. Stacey (71) of Ft. Wayne, was eastbound on US36 and was stopped for a vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn on to Greentree Dr.  A 2005 International semi, driven by Gary G. Lockhart (49) of Thomasville, NC, was also eastbound on... read more.
Ohio Organized Crime Task Force Seizes Cocaine, Approximately $300,000
Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force Has Seized $7.6 Million in Drugs, $1.8 Million in Cash Since September - (DAYTON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Acting Special Agent in Charge William Hayes announced today that an ongoing investigation has led to the seizure of more than a quarter of a million dollars and nearly 50 pounds of cocaine... read more.
The Hill… Poll: Dems missing mark with swing voters, By Alexander Bolton
03/30/14 - A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters. That might be why some centrist Democrats facing uphill campaign battles have kept their distance from the Democratic leadership’s agenda items. The group, Each American Dream, which has a starter budget of $1 million, has commissioned a poll showing that 67 percent of swing voters believe expanding... read more.
Mercer County Drug Bust
Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his Office and the Grand Lake Task Force conducted an 8 hour drug interdiction operation on March 27, 2014.  Deputies were assisted with a K-9 from Celina Police Department. Deputies made 54 traffic stops during the operation.  They issued 8 traffic citations, 46  written warnings, and 8 verbal warnings.  Deputies searched 5 vehicles... read more.
The Hill… US at odds with Middle East friends, By Justin Sink
The United States is at odds with its three most important allies in the Middle East, raising fundamental questions about the White House’s ability to shape regional events as President Obama arrives in Riyadh on Friday. Under Obama, a chill has settled on the U.S. relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel, which both opposed U.S. efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran. And in Egypt, Obama has an uncertain partner, given the toppling of two governments since 2010... read more.
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