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Operation Dry Water… Ohio Watercraft Officers Increase Patrols to Stop Boating Under the Influence
June 26, 2014 - COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI) of drugs or alcohol. “Consuming alcohol on a boat can have serious, and even deadly
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Drugs epidemic… Mercer drug bust results in arrest of six
Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the indictment and Arrests of 5 persons.   All of the charges are a result of an investigation by the Grand Lake Task Force.   The Task Force is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize Counties.  The Celina Police Department assisted with these apprehensions. ARRESTED: Dennis W. Clutter, Age 54
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U.S. Congressman John Boehner… The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R – West Chester) joined leaders of the U.S. House and Senate today in a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, where a Congressional Gold Medal was presented in honor of the Reverend Doctor and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his remarks, Rep. Boehner paid tribute to one of the bill’s renowned fathers, Congressman William McCulloch, an Ohioan who
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State Rep. Adams… Capital Budget Bill Appropriations for local communities announced
COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced that funding for Capital Projects for House District 80 will be available starting July 1st . Ohio’s Capital Budget Bill, House Bill 497, was signed into law by Governor Kasich on April 1st. House Bill 497 was the outcome of continuous collaboration between the House and Senate that passed with strong bipartisan support
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Dayton Business Journal… Miami County employers need to fill 200 jobs, by Olivia Barrow
Industry in Miami County is poised to take off, but a lack of skilled laborers is slowing down growth plans. Employers in the county have openings for more than 200 skilled labor positions, from process improvement engineers and CNC machinists to truck drivers, according to the June Ohio Means Jobs newsletter for Miami County. Many employers in Piqua are ready to expand their facilities and hire more employees in order to ramp up their production, but are having a hard time finding the labor, said Gary
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FBI… Operation Cross Country; Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
06/23/14 - In many ways, Nicole was a typical teenager. In high school she tried cigarettes and alcohol, but she says, “I was pretty much a good kid. I didn’t really stay out late, I always came home, I never stole anything. I did what a lot of teenagers do.” By age 17, however, things were deteriorating at home. Her parents were divorced, her father was absent, and she and her mother had an on-again, off-again relationship. That’s when
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Boehner Pays Tribute to Father of Civil Rights Act, Congressman William McCulloch
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R – West Chester) today released the following statement ahead of a ceremony to be held in the U.S. Capitol marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Boehner paid tribute to one of the bill’s renowned fathers, Congressman William McCulloch.  President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2, 1964, publicly recognized McCulloch for his
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FBI… Public Corruption Update
FBI Continues Efforts to Root Out Crooked Officials - 06/17/14 - The vast majority of public servants who work at the local, state, and federal levels of government are honest and dedicated folks who strive every day to do the right thing for their constituents, their communities, and their country. Unfortunately, there is a small subgroup of public servants who, whether elected, appointed, or contracted, are only concerned about a very specific constituency—themselve
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Sheriff enforces traffic laws in Castine construction zone
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office wishes to inform citizens that U.S. Route 127 in the Village of Castine is closed due to a construction project that is expected to take approximately 90 days.  Road Closed signs have been erected and are clearly established at the north and south Village limits.  U.S. Route 127 is considered closed in the Village of Castine.  The only vehicles permitted to
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FBI… A Byte Out of History; 50 Years Since Mississippi Burning
06/20/14 - Fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a struggle to extend full rights and liberties to all of its citizens. On the national stage, the long legislative fight on the landmark Civil Rights Act was nearing a conclusion. Regionally, the push to roll back odious Jim Crow laws led to demonstrations between opponents of the legal discrimination and supporters of the status quo. In Mississippi, the center of the civil rights effort in
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in May 2014, down from 5.7 percent in April 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 2,900 over the month, from a revised 5,295,400 in April to 5,298,300 in May. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 317,000, down 11,000 from 328,000 in April. The number of unemployed has decreased by 108,000 in the past 12 months from 425,000. The May
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Americans are more unhappy about the overall economy despite signs that the housing industry is recovering at last. Is government spending at least partially to blame? Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Likely Voters now believe that the U.S. economy is unfair to the middle class, and 61% say it’s unfair to all Americans. Both are at their highest levels in a year-and-a-half. This takes on added significance when you consider that
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Dayton Business Journal… Best high schools in the Dayton region for 2014, By Don Baker
Education is vital to the Dayton-region's economic recovery, as studies have proven that more people in a local population with college degrees leads to a more robust economy. To get to that point, though, the region must make sure it is able to churn out high school graduates who are ready to enter college with the skills and knowledge to help them be best positioned for success. There is an
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Special Election Advisory
Early voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday for August 5th Special Election. Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, June 21, 2014, for the 2014 August Special Election. Ohioans will decide the outcome of several local issues. Election Ballot Issues - In total, 14 counties have 16 issues on the ballot in the
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Breitbart… Iraq: US Embassy Preparing for the Worst, Beefs Up Security, Key Personnel Evacuated
by Jordan Schachtel, 16 Jun 2014 - On Sunday, The United States announced that some staff was being evacuated immediately, largely due to the impending threat of Al Qaeda splinter group ISIL's (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) assault on Baghdad. To further secure the diplomatic post, the United States sent an additional 150 additional Marines to the embassy. “A small number of DOD (Department of Defense) personnel are augmenting State Department security assets in Baghdad to
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Ohio to Return Accidental Tax Overpayments, Honor Greenville Youth
COLUMBUS–State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced that Governor John R. Kasich has signed Senate Bill 263, which will require the Ohio Department of Tax to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds, and Senate Bill 300, naming September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month.” The need for Senate Bill 263 was uncovered after Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer issued an
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Husted Sets Uniform Hours for All Future Ohio Elections
In light of the recent federal court ruling in Obama for America v. Husted, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today set uniform hours for “all future elections” in Ohio. This includes all future Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays before Election Day, starting with the August 5th Special Election. Regarding today’s court-ordered directive (attached), all of the following may be attributed to Secretary
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The Hill… US special forces nab suspected Benghazi ringleader in secret raid, By Rebecca Shabad
06/17/14 - U.S. special forces have captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks in a secret raid Sunday in Libya. The capture marks the first time the U.S. has apprehended a suspect in the terror attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and would deliver a significant national security victory for the White House. Ahmed Abu Khattala was taken into custody by U.S. troops after a military operation near Benghazi, according to the
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Study Confirms Edison’s Positive Impact on Regional Economy
Edison Community College recently administered an economic impact study for its 2012-2013 fiscal year. During the study, regional economic impact analysis and investment analysis were completed. The results demonstrated that the College creates value in many ways that benefit Ohio’s society as a whole. The regional economic impact analysis examined the impact of Edison on the local business community through increased
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House & Senate Leaders to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will hold a ceremony later this month to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The leaders will also present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Reverend Doctor and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., who were
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Fortunately for us, the Founding Fathers weren’t worried about offending the British, and we still enjoy the resulting freedoms to this day. Or do we? A surprising number of Americans aren’t so sure. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's recent forced resignation over a political contribution he made three years ago in support of traditional marriage prompted even leading gay columnist Andrew Sullivan to say political correctness has gone too far. Only 22% of Americans think we have true freedom of speech today
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Attorney General DeWine… New Sunshine Law informational video available
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) today announced the release of eight videos aimed at helping elected officials, public employees, media representatives, and interested citizens better understand Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, which are Ohio’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws.  The Public Records Unit within
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ODOT, Ohio Turnpike Call for Work Zone Safety
“In Ohio there were 4,373 crashes in work zones last year, including 1,118 injury crashes and 19 fatalities...” This summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) will operate more than 2,000 work zones on roadways around the state. Meanwhile, thousands of law enforcement officers, emergency personnel, towing crews and utility workers will be working all across the state
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Bipartisan, House-Passed Emergency Veterans Bill Requires Immediate Senate Action - WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement calling on Senate Democrats to immediately take up and pass the Veterans Access to Care Act (H.R. 4810), which was approved by a 421-0 vote in the House today: “With more than 57,000 veterans waiting for care, the VA crisis is nothing short of a national emergency... read more.
Kasich signs order authorizing pharmacists to administer vaccine
Pharmacists may give measles, mumps & rubella vaccine to those over 18 - COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed executive order 2014-04K authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older, in order to provide those adults who have not yet received this vaccination with additional opportunities to obtain the MMR vaccine. Executive Order 2014-04K is in response to recent outbreaks of
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Operation Bodyguard… FBI Recognizes WWII Counterintelligence Landmark in New York
06/09/14 - In honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the FBI last weekend celebrated a landmark that was home to one of the Bureau’s intelligence successes during World War II. At a ceremony in recognition of the effort of FBI employees during World War II, the Society of Former Special Agents, the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Suffolk County Historical Society, and the FBI’s New York Division placed a plaque at a
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Case International tractor involved in slow-speed pursuit
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his Office assisted in a slow speed pursuit that began in Decatur, Indiana and involved a man who was operating a Case International 5130 Farm Tractor (Unknown year).  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call from Adams County Indiana at 8:34 PM Monday evening requesting assistance with trying to stop the tractor.  Adams County also reported the tractor had struck several vehicles and did property damage while in
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness Report Released - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the first annual report for the Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness. The Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness was established in 2011 to address the significant number of individuals with mental illnesses who are involved in the adult and juvenile criminal justice system.  The task force, which is co-chaired by... read more.
New Rules Help Unemployment Claimants Find Work
COLUMBUS, OHIO – To better assist Ohioans who are unemployed, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) now automatically registers unemployment compensation claimants for a free account with OhioMeansJobs.com and posts a basic resume on the website. In addition, claimants now are required to complete several job-search tasks online or in person at their county OhioMeansJobs Center. Better connecting out-of-work Ohioans with OhioMeans
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury Accident
On June 08, 2014 at approximately 12:56 pm Darke County Deputies, Greenville Township Fire, Greenville City Fire, Greenville Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of Kruckeberg Rd. and US 127 on a 2 vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation Revealed a 2007 Ford Focus, driven by a (15) year old female of Greenville, was traveling East on Kruckeberg Rd. approaching US 127. The driver failed to yield at the posted stop sign entering into the
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle Initiative Would Protect Children, Pedestrians in School Zones
COLUMBUS–Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced he has introduced Senate Bill 346, which will establish a penalty for failing to yield to pedestrians in school zone crosswalks. “I learned from our local prosecutors that Ohio doesn’t currently have laws to specifically address pedestrians, including school children, who are hit by cars in school zones,” said Beagle. “This leaves prosecutors with few options in these cases and often the available
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Mercer County… Drug bust results in arrest of two
Celina, OH -  Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Police Chief Tom Wale released details today of a joint investigation involving the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the Celina Police Department and the Grand Lake Drug Task Force. On Wednesday at approximately 3:15 PM an Ohio Adult Parole Officer requested
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Greenville Trio Arrested During Drug Raid
On June 6, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Darke County Deputies, with the assistance of officers from the Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant at 429 Martin Street inGreenville, Ohio with regard to Trafficking in Heroin.  Stephanie Boyd (45), Debra Houdeshell (28) and Joseph T. Smith (33), all of Greenville, were taken into custody without incident and are currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where they await formal charges
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Secretary Jon Husted… What Voters Need to Know about New Election Law Changes
Secretary Husted: “Ohio is one of the easiest places to vote in the nation.” COLUMBUS – With three new election bills taking effect, Secretary of State Jon Husted is focused on ensuring Ohio voters understand how the changes impact them when they go to the polls in all future elections. “Ohio is one of the easiest states to vote in the nation, with the safeguards in place to also ensure the integrity of our elections. As we implement the new laws passed
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Blue Bag Media… State drops weapons charge in return for plea
GREENVILLE – Jason L. Hunt pleaded guilty to Aggravated Burglary, a Felony 1 charge, in Darke County Common Pleas Court May 28. In return for the plea Darke County Prosecutor Kelly R. Ormsby said the state is dropping the firearms specification. Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Ormsby recommended a prison term
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FBI… Protecting Aircraft from Lasers
Trial Program Being Expanded Nationwide - After a successful trial program aimed at deterring people from pointing lasers at aircraft—by rewarding those who provide information about individuals who engage in this dangerous crime and aggressively prosecuting the perpetrators—the FBI is expanding the campaign nationwide. “Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is a serious matter and a violation of federal law, said Joe Campbell, assistant director
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Breitbart… Exclusive: Bowe Bergdahl 'Should Be Charged Without Question' by Jordan Schachtel
2 Jun 2014 - Breitbart News had the opportunity to speak with Bill Roggio, managing editor of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' The Long War Journal, about the ongoing debacle over the exchange of five senior Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Roggio has been praised for being “the best-in-class on situation awareness, especially of the Af-Pak theater.” He was embedded within the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army as a reporter in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and he also
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Greenville fires considered to be arson
The City of Greenville Fire Department responded to a series of fires in and around detached garages in the early morning hours of June 3, 2014. 0144 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 311 E. 4th St.  One building destroyed and one damaged. 0333 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 315 N. Main St.  Materials adjacent to a detached garage burning. 0358 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 108 Sweitzer St.  One building destroyed and two
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Boehner Statement on the President’s New National Energy Tax
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement in response to new EPA rules that will keep the president’s promise that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket”: “The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it.  Americans are still asking ‘where are the jobs?’ and here he is proposing rules to ship jobs overseas for years to come.  I’ve heard countless stories from families and businesses
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - President Obama this week spoke of the diminished role of the military in his foreign policy and at week’s end dumped the former general in charge of veterans’ retirement benefits. The president in a graduation speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point outlined his belief in a foreign policy that relies more on diplomacy and less on military force. Given voter unhappiness with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s no surprise that
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