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Arrest made in Darke County robbery
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner that occurred Monday night.  The robbery happened at a small engine repair shop located at 5740 Jaysville St. Johns Road in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville. Arrested in Greenville this afternoon is Delphus Ray Peace, age 28.  He is being booked into the Darke County Jail for Aggravated Robbery
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Beagle, Lehner Introduce Legislation Aimed at Keeping Renters Safe
COLUMBUS –State Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) today introduced legislation aimed at keeping renters safe in the event of a fire. The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property. “When a fire breaks out, you have moments to make a decision on how you will escape. Every second matters and ensuring you have an escape plan in place is critical,” said Beagle
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Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich to participate in "Feed Ohio" campaign
Statewide donation drive benefits local communities - COLUMBUS– Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives will join community and faith-based organizations from across Ohio to support Feed Ohio, a statewide food and personal care items drive benefiting low income families. The campaign commences August 23 and continues through September 13, and will include activities on September
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$1,000 reward offered in Darke County robbery
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville. At approximately 5:10 PM Monday August 25, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male subject at 5740 Jaysville-St. Johns Road had suffered a serious head injury.  Darke Count
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FBI… Health Care Fraud Enterprise Dismantled Ringleader Operated Multiple Pharmacies
08/15/14 -- It was a combination health care fraud and drug distribution scheme on a massive scale. It involved 26 Michigan pharmacies, nine doctors, and two health care agencies. There were bribes and kickbacks aplenty and thousands of illegal doses of sought-after drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone. And fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid totaled more than $60 million, not to mention additional amounts to private insurers
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Federal News Radio… Per diem rates to go unchanged in fiscal 2015, By Jason Miller
Friday - 8/15/2014, 9:07am EDT -- Federal employees on business travel next year will not have more money to spend on hotels and meals. The General Services Administration announced Friday in the Federal Register that the per diem rates for fiscal 2015 will not change from 2014. "The standard lodging per diem rate will remain at $83," GSA stated in the notice, which goes into effect Oct. 1. "The meals and incidental expense tiers also remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46 to $71." GSA raised
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Trash Pickup Service Accused of Failing to Deliver
(EATON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Abraham Jaros, of New Carlisle, for failing to deliver garbage collection services after accepting upfront payments from consumers. More than 600 individuals are believed to have been affected. “Many of these consumers thought they were entering into an agreement with a reputable local business,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Instead, they ended up
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Armed robbery at Sunoco Gas Station
On August  16,  2014  at  approximately  9:36  p.m.,  the  Greenville  Police  Department responded to the Sunoco gas station at 841 Martin St. on a report of an armed robbery. During the robbery, the suspect pulled a knife on the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot from the business. The suspect is described as a white, male in his 20's,  approximately  5'  10" with a thin build.  He had dirty blonde hair that was long enough
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Two sentenced for murder of Grubes
The Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney's Office confirms that on August 12, 2014, the Mercer County Common Pleas Court accepted the plea of Bryant L. Rhoades, and the Court entered a judgment of conviction and sentenced Rhoades for the murders of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube, On August 19, 2014 the Mercer County Common Pleas Court also sentenced Trevin M.A. Sanders
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New Most Wanted: Zachary Wilkerson
Zachary Wilkerson is wanted for 1 count of Felonious Assault, an F2 felony. August 2010 – Warrant by complaint issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court for one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree. His last known address is 214 Hart Ave, Greenville, OH. MOST WANTED ARCHIVE - Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Get out of my face: That’s the message most voters still have for the federal government six years into the presidency of the man who hoped to make us all believers in big government. Sixty percent (60%) of Americans believe instead that the federal government plays too big a role in the lives of average Americans. Of course, it doesn't help that voters by a two-to-one margin consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Only 19%
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Drugs Seized at the Gate of the Darke County Fairgrounds
During the early morning hours of August 18, 2014, Darke County Deputies received an anonymous tip that subjects had left the Darke County Fairgrounds and would be returning with drugs.  At approximately 0430 hours a white Ford Explorer was stopped at the gate #1 to re-enter the Fairgrounds.  Inside the vehicle were subjects that Deputies had received the tip on.  The Darke County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deployed around the
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Rep. Richard Adams Announces BWC Proposal
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced Governor John Kasich’s unveiling of a plan to give $1 billion back to employers to enrich the economy and ensure that Ohio’s workforce is safe, healthy and productive. The proposal, known as “Another Billion Back,” which builds from last year’s “Billion Back” plan, provides a one-time rebate of $1 billion for private employers and public-taxing districts. The proposal would also
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More than $150 Million in targeted resources for local water systems and farmers
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies. The initiatives were unveiled by the directors of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural
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Beagle Hosts Memorial Highway Dedication
Portion of State Route 41 Honors Miami County Sheriff's Sergeant - COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), hosted a ceremony Sunday, August 17 dedicating a portion of State Route 41 in memory of Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Elliott. Sgt. Elliott, who spent nearly 15 years with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, lost his life on February 25, 1987 in the line of duty. “Sgt. Elliott was a truly heroic individual, and it’s a privilege to join with his friends and family as we dedicate this portion
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in July 2014, up from 5.5 percent in June 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 323,000, up 7,000 from 316,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 110,000 in the past 12 months from 433,000. The July unemployment
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Dayton Business Journal… Two Ohio cities among most-educated in America
When it comes to the Three R’s, a couple of Ohio cities are among the tops in the U.S. Financial firm NerdWallet has compiled a new list of the 100 most educated places in America, based on 2012 Census data. The scoring system factors in the proportion of residents with a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees. The most educated\
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Greenville Police Department… 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Greenville, OH - The Greenville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2014 National DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Campaign. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists, August 15th - September 1st- both day and night. Did You Know? Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse
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MSN.com… No optical illusion: Obama balances world crises with golf, time off
OAK BLUFFS Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave Americans an update on U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium on the White House lawn with Marine One, the presidential helicopter, parked in the background. Four hours later, he offered an altogether different tableau: a golf game with friends at a lush course on Martha's Vineyard, the upscale Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week vacation. The contrasting scenes, which quickly
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Blue Bag Media… Workforce praised at KitchenAid’s groundbreaking
GREENVILLE – “If you can’t get excited about what we’re about to encounter – check your pulse,” said Ken Hossler, Greenville KitchenAid plant manager. The company broke ground on a $40 million expansion project that will nearly double the size of the current facility on Aug. 6. The tent where the groundbreaking took place was filled with Whirlpool/KitchenAid, local, and state officials. The stars of the show were the hundreds
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio wins $400 million renewable diesel facility
Ohio has been selected as the location for a new $400 million renewable diesel facility. SG Preston announced the planned development of the 120 million gallon renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County. The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 million, create 100 permanent jobs and be the world's largest purpose-built producer of renewable diesel upon completion, estimated to occur in 2017. The facility will use advanced technology
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Attorney General DeWine… Officials Warn of Government Imposter Scams
 (CINCINNATI, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters today warned that scam artists are posing as government and law enforcement officials demanding that consumers pay money immediately. In Hamilton County, a consumer recently reported that her debit card was charged nearly $400 in the scam. “Scam artists often pretend
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Bicycle struck by pickup
On Sunday, August 10 2014 at 6:10pm., Darke County Sheriff's Deputies along with Bradford Fire & Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue and Care-flight were all dispatched to 9600 block of Grise Rd. on a report of a bicycle struck by a pickup truck. Preliminary investigation revealed the 2000 Chevy 1500 pickup truck was driven by a 17 Year old male.  The tandem bicycle was occupied by a 13 year old female and a 5 year old female. Both were traveling eastbound on Grise Road when the accident occurred
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Dayton Business Journal… Group aims to open one-of-a-kind facility for drug-addicted newborns
(Exclusive) - By Olivia Barrow - The Miami Valley could soon get the country’s second rehabilitation center for drug-addicted newborns. A group of women are in the process of applying for nonprofit status for their organization Brigid’s Path, which aims to provide care for newborn babies as they detox from drugs they were exposed to before birth at a fraction of what it costs to stay in hospitals’ intensive care units. The facility could fill a huge need in the Dayton area, which sees high drug abuse
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Mercer County… 3 arrested for heroin
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of three individuals on drug related charges.  On Wednesday August 6, 2014 Sheriff’s Office detectives received information of heroin being transported back to Mercer County from the Dayton area. The information was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office heroin unit.  The heroin unit is comprised of Sheriff’s Office detectives and road patrol deputies.   Patrol deputy Mike Link observed the suspect vehicle and
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Mercer deputy saves suspect with NARCAN
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office has its first save with NARCAN. At 4:23 PM a citizen stopped a deputy and reported a man slumped over the wheel in a car at the fair. Deputies located the car and found a man not breathing, with a syringe on his lap. Deputies extricated him from the car. After a quick examination, Detective Sgt Timmerman administered one dose of NARCAN to the subject. EMS units were called. The subject responded to the NARCAN with in about 10 seconds
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Fatal Accident on SR 47
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 1556 p.m. Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Darke County K-9, Ansonia Rescue, Ansonia Fire Department and Care flight were dispatched to the 3100 block of St. Rt. 47 in reference to a one vehicle fatal accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 GMC Canyon driven by Jason Dirksen, 38, of Union City, Ohio was
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Dayton Bomb Squad Responds to Single Car Accident in Darke County
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 2200 hours, the Darke County 911 Center received a call of a single car accident with injury on SR49 near East Alternate SR49.  Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Police Department, Arcanum Rescue Squad and Darke County Deputies were dispatched to the scene.  Upon arrival it was found that the occupants from the crashed vehicle were hiding in a field.  The occupants were identified as Trevor Botsford, age 26, his wife
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FBI… Violation of Public Trust; Corrupt Officials Jailed for Abusing Justice System
08/05/14 - In the run-up to the 2012 primary elections in Mingo County, West Virginia, a group of officials adopted a campaign slogan to promote their political slate: Team Mingo. But the judge, sheriff, and county prosecuting attorney who were part of the alliance—among the most powerful men in the local judicial system—used their authority to serve their own interests rather than those of the citizens who elected them. “These men essentially ran the
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Greenville Police; Darke County Crime Stoppers… Vehicle fire and theft suspect at large - 100 Captured and Counting - Thank you for helping us fight crime in Darke County! Featured Most Wanted is Bill Bowers, Wanted for Arson and Theft out of Greenville. Greenville Police Department press release… Vehicle fire and theft suspect at large - The Greenville  Police  Department  delivered  a  warrant  for  the  arrest  of  Lowell  "Bill" Bowers  on  Thursday,  August  7th,   in  connection  with... read more.
Mercer County injury accident
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced that his office is presently investigating an injury crash that occurred on Celina Mendon Rd. at the intersection of Howick Rd.  The crash was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on August 8, 2014 at approx. 10:28 a.m. The investigation shows that Ida Meyers, Age 54, Hilliard, Ohio was southbound in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck on Celina Mendon Rd., north of Howick Rd.  A Kerry Zuercher, age 51, Celina, Ohio was southbound
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Russian Hacker Breach Consumer Tips
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today encouraged consumers to change their passwords and to monitor their accounts following news that Russian hackers have stolen more than a billion user IDs and passwords. “When a security breach is announced, it is a good reminder to take steps to protect your personal information," Attorney General DeWine said. "Even if you don't know whether or not you have been directly affected, take
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MSN Money… New poll finds widespread economic anxiety
Respondents in the survey fear their children's generation will have fewer opportunities -- and they blame Washington politicians. By Patrick O'Connor, The Wall Street Journal -- Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio colleges ranked in new ‘Money’ report
Ohio only had two schools in the top 100 list published by Money magazine. Ohio colleges evidently don’t offer the best bang for the buck, at least according to Money magazine. The publication examined 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities. They were ranked by 17 factors across three equally weighted categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes. And Ohio only had two schools in the top 100 (both between 90-100) and then only two more in the top 150
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GPD arrests suspect for Aggravated Robbery
On 08/02/14 at approximately 11:05 p.m., the Greenville Police Department, with the assistance from the Darke County Sheriff's Office, responded on a report of a burglary in progress.   Just  prior  to  officer's  arrival,  the  suspect  fled  on  foot  out  the  back  door  of  the residence.   The 90 year old female victim reported knowing the suspect by a false name and had
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 02, 2014 -- Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 39%; 24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction; 37% of Consumers Hold Poor View of Economy. Twenty-four percent (24%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction. Think about that for a minute. That’s the lowest finding this year but generally reflects the attitude of voters for months now. Admittedly Republicans and unaffiliated voters are a lot more pessimistic, but Democrats
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Dayton Business Journal… Dayton ranks among ‘sexiest’ cities in America
Think Dayton isn’t sexy, well think again. The Gem City is actually quite steamy, ranking among the top 10 “Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities in America,” according to real estate firm Movoto. The site looked at multiple criteria in making the list including nightlife, lingerie stores, adult stores, adult entertainment, hotels, summer temperature and more. Dayton ranked No. 8 on the list, getting especially high marks for its number of lingerie
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Faber and Balderson Promote Protection of American Energy in the Steel City
COLUMBUS – Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) were keynote speakers Wednesday at a special event in Pittsburgh to show support for the region’s coal industry. The Rally to Support American Energy was organized in response to new regulations proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would significantly impact the coal industry. EPA officials are meeting
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Kasich names new leadership team at health department
Focus on Management, Medical Experience Aims to Elevate Role in Public Health Issues - COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich named a new team to lead the Ohio Department of Health, appointing an experienced manager with health care experience—Rick Hodges—as director, and an experienced public health clinician—Dr. Mary Applegate—as interim medical director. Their charge will be to elevate the agency’s operational effectiveness as well as its
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