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Rollover accident on U.S. 36
On March 29, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to US36 east of Stahl Rd. in reference to a one vehicle rollover accident. Preliminary investigation shows that a 2001 Buick, driven by Makayla Pearce (16) of Greenville, was westbound on US36.  Pearce was going around a curve and lost control of her vehicle. Pearce's vehicle slid off the left side of the road and struck a guard rail causing Pearce's vehicle to overturn and roll... read more.
Rollover accident on SR121
Greenville-On March 26, 2014 at approx. 10:04pm Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire Department and Tri Village Rescue were dispatched to the area of State Route 121 and Byrket Road in reference to a single vehicle roll over crash. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Pontiac, driven by Tayler Crawford (24) of Greenville was North bound on State Route 121 South of Byrket Road. Crawford traveled of the left side of the roadway, over correcting then traveling off the right... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Good news for Amazon, bad news for Dell: Here are America's top business brands, Scott Bridges - Amazon has passed Apple as the favorite business brand among small and medium-sized companies in the United States. FedEx has for the first time edged out UPS as the preferred go-to shipping company for those same influential SMB owners. And Dell seems to be slipping significantly with that sector of the economy. Those are among several important shifts reflected in an annual survey of more than... read more.
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FBI… The selling of innocence: Testimony
Michael T. Harpster, Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation - Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2014 - Good morning Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Scott, Vice Chairman Gohmert, and distinguished members of the subcommittee. I am pleased to be here with... read more.
Visitors Bureau board approves relocation and creation of welcome center
GREENVILLE, OH (March 25, 2014) – The Board of Trustees of the Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB) announced their decision to relocate the office from the second floor of The Palace to a store front location at 421 South Broadway, to create a Welcome Center next to KitchenAid Experience. “The DCVB is extremely excited to have the opportunity to relocate to a ground level, store front location in historic downtown Greenville, the county seat. This move will allow the Visitors Bureau to further... read more.
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Kasich signs calamity days bill giving school districts some relief from the harsh winter, By Robert Higgs - March 26, 2014 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Wednesday to give school districts some relief from the long winter that already has prompted many to exceed their allotments of calamity days. The legislation, approved earlier this month in a compromise between the Ohio House and Senate, provides schools with four additional calamity days. Districts first will... read more.
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Husted Marks Democracy Day, Kicks Off Grads Vote During Portage County Visit
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today joined more than 150 students at Windham High School in Portage County to commemorate Democracy Day and kick off Grads Vote 2014. “Voting is not only a right, but also a responsibility,” Secretary Husted said. “By educating future generations of voters about the role they can have in deciding the outcome of an election, which has a direct impact on their lives, we will... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Who's the boss on birth control coverage? The employer or government? by Kent Hoover - Does a corporation have religious rights? That's the question the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled with Tuesday as they heard arguments from two businesses that contend they shouldn't be required to provide their employees with coverage for all forms of birth control. These businesses, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., contend that the... read more.
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State Rep. Richard Adams… Funding for Local Projects Announced
H.B. 497, the capital budget, targets state dollars within communities - COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard N. Adams (R-Troy) has announced the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 497, the state’s capital budget bill, which appropriates funding for local projects within the 80th House District. The Bradford Rail Museum located in Miami County will receive $275,000 for renovations that will include adding... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Ohio Libraries Supported by Beagle Resolution
COLUMBUS– The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 22, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which urges the U.S. Congress to bring libraries, publishers and other interested parties together to find a cost-effective solution to providing increasingly popular eBooks. Currently, public libraries are finding it difficult to access digital media due to its higher cost. Libraries sometimes pay up to 10 times the cost of digital materials... read more.
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Police Beat… Drugs, alcohol and more keep police busy
On March 14 police were dispatched to Harrison Avenue regarding a possible dead body. A male subject was lying on the floor of the bathroom, purple/blue in color. There was a syringe about half full of a clear substance suspected to be heroin. There was also a silver spoon on the floor near the subject. The subject’s sister was talking on a cell phone and attempting to do chest compressions. The officer detected a pulse and shallow breathing. When... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Local man stabbed at underage party
On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at approximately 1:56 AM the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Wayne Healthcare ER of a stabbing victim that had been received there.  They advised that the victim was brought to them by some friends. A deputy was dispatched to Wayne ER and learned that the victim was 24 year old Christopher A. Bowles of Greenville, OH.  The investigation revealed the Bowles subject had attended a large party located at 3114 Byrket Road in Darke County... read more.
Supreme Court Rules on Minimum and Consecutive Sentences for Certain Juvenile Offenses
By Kathleen Maloney - March 13, 2014 - A juvenile court has the authority to commit a delinquent juvenile to confinement with the department of youth services for a minimum time greater than the statutory minimum of 30 days when the juvenile has violated his supervised release, according to a decision today by the Ohio Supreme Court. In the court’s majority opinion, Justice William M. O’Neill wrote that a juvenile court may also impose commitment periods consecutively when a juvenile is found... read more.
Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in February 2014, down from 6.9 percent in January, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 4,600 over the month, from a revised 5,284,600 in January to 5,280,000 in February. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in February was 377,000, down 18,000 from 395,000 in January. The number of unemployed has decreased by 44,000... read more.
Wind damages tree at junior high
GREENVILLE – On March 15 Greenville City School District maintenance personnel were doing initial cleanup for a tree damaged the previous evening at the junior high school. According to Greenville Supt. Doug Fries the damage occurred about 6 p.m. due to heavy winds. There was no damage to the junior high school. He indicated the District will probably hire... read more.
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Sex offender gets 90 days, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Quigley wanted nine months prison for each of two offenses, Felony 5 Attempted Gross Sexual Imposition, served consecutively, for the offender, Paul Jessup. Darke County Judge Jonathan Hein said he understood that, but added he had to follow rules of evidence. “The warden, the governor, the legislature don’t expect us to send first offenders... read more.
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Senator Bill Beagle… Capital Budget Advances Local Projects, Invests in Job Creation
COLUMBUS– Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the introduction of Ohio’s 2014 Capital Budget, which will provide state investment dollars to support local community projects. This year’s Capital Budget included many different community projects for the Miami Valley. “I am excited to see funds made available through wise economic policies and investment strategies be used for projects in... read more.
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A life of substance without substances, By Bob Robinson
DAYTON – “I stole from them, I lied to them… I did everything a junkie does,” said college graduate Matt Stevens. But they didn’t give up on him. Acknowledging the 12 years he spent on drugs, the people he hurt, Stevens was grateful for his family’s support. “Having them in my corner means a lot… mom, dad, my sister… I have a stack of mail from family, friends and relatives. My sister has written... read more.
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Faber, Beagle Honor Corynna Strawser, Mitochondrial Disease
COLUMBUS– Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) and Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today introduced Senate Bill 300, which will designate the month of September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month” in Ohio. The purpose of this legislation is to raise awareness in Ohio about mitochondrial disease, and to honor an avid mitochondrial disease awareness advocate, Corynna Strawser. Strawser, a 16-year-old from Greenville... read more.
Criminal charges filed against Toyota; $1.2 billion penalty
U.S. Department of Justice - March 19, 2014 - Justice Department Announces Criminal Charge Against Toyota Motor Corporation and Deferred Prosecution Agreement with $1.2 Billion Financial Penalty… Toyota Motor Corporation Admits to Misleading Consumers and U.S. Regulator about Safety Issues Related to Unintended Acceleration in Its Cars; Independent Monitor to be Appointed to Oversee Toyota’s Public Statements and Reporting of Safety Issues. WASHINGTON—U.S.... read more.
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Police Beat… Suspect assaults former girlfriend; youth drug offenses
On March 6 police were dispatched to a residence by victim who said she had been assaulted by former boyfriend Justin Dispennette. The victim said Dispennette had knocked on her bedroom window and insisted she let him in or he would damage her vehicle and break windows of her residence. She went to the front door to check on her vehicle; Dispennette reportedly pushed her back into her residence. She... read more.
DeWine Announces Help for No. 1 Consumer Complaint: Motor Vehicles
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a new tool to help consumers buy used cars.  The Attorney General’s Used Car Buyer Checklist covers purchasing, maintenance, and contract issues. “Any time a consumer invests in a car, it is a big financial decision,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This Checklist will equip consumers with information we hope will save them time, money, and hassle.” The Used Car Buyer Checklist provides guidance to consumers on a number... read more.
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A talk about drugs to parents and their kids, By Bob Robinson
ANSONIA – It was brutal and it was an eye opener… “That’s why we didn’t include kindergarten through second grade. It wouldn’t have been a good idea.” Ansonia Elementary School Principal Krista Stump talked about the March 3 visit from Joe Van Vickle, Darke County Coroner’s office, and members of the Darke County Drug Task Force. The purpose was to inform families about drugs and “how they are impacting adults and children in Darke County... read more.
Celina B&E bust leads to pot bust
Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating several related incidents.   On Thursday 3-13-2014 at 3:39 PM  Deputies responded to a reported breaking and entering at 7272 Prairie Brook Drive Celina Ohio.  The owner of the residence reported cash, collector coins, jewelry, and a safe taken in the break in. At 7:20 PM Deputies went to 345 South Green Street in Mendon to serve an unrelated warrant, and attempt to locate the suspect in the breaking and entering on Prairie Brook Drive.  Deputies were initially permitted to search the residence by the owner. While searching for the... read more.
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DeWine Announces More than 3,000 Sexual Assault Kits Tested by BCI
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that forensic scientists with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now tested more than 3,000 previously untested rape kits as part of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative. "As of today our scientists have tested 3,010 kits that may have never been tested if not for this initiative, and I am happy that we've... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… $40 Million Investment and 400 Jobs for Whirlpool in Greenville, By Ryan Berry - 3/14/2014 - GREENVILLE – “This announcement is going to affect one of the world’s greatest manufacturing teams,” said Ken Hossler, plant leader for Whirlpool’s Greenville plant. “It couldn’t happen without you.” He then handed the mic via video conference to Marc Bitzer, president of Whirlpool North America and Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa, who joined the celebration from Chicago, IL. Bitzer... read more.
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Phipps held on $50K bond, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Jesse James Phipps, 26, of Dayton was charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Drugs, Methamphetamine, within 1,000 feet of Greenville Junior High School, a Felony 2 offense, in Darke County Common Pleas Court March 13. Conviction would provide for a mandatory two to eight years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. Darke County Prosecutor R. Kelly Ormsby asked for $50,000 bond... read more.
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MonDay a “good steward of resources”, By Bob Robinson
DAYTON – The first-year recidivism rate for drug offenders at the MonDay Community Correctional Institution from 2010 is 15.4 percent; after the second year it climbed to 23.6 percent. From 2011 the first year rate is 16.9 percent; the second year is not yet available. Compare this to the American Psychological Association’s estimated recidivism rate for drug offenders released from prison with no treatment at 75... read more.
Rep. Adams Announces Funding for Local School Districts
Funding for Piqua, Covington schools will support district projects - COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of funding for Piqua City School District and Covington Exempted Village School District in support of various school district projects. The Ohio School Facilities Commission requested the release of a total of $130 million, which derives from the licensing fees for the Ohio Lottery video lottery terminals, according to... read more.
Courts Must Expressly Consider Youth as Mitigating Factor Before Imposing Life-Without-Parole Sentence on Juvenile, By Kathleen Maloney - March 12, 2014 - A trial court must reconsider the life-without-parole sentence of a juvenile convicted of two 2009 murders in Cincinnati, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today. In an opinion authored by Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger, the court held that the record must show that a trial court separately considered the youth of a juvenile offender as a mitigating factor (a circumstance that may lessen the punishment) before it sentences a juvenile to... read more.
DeWine, Reps. Dovilla and Blair push for harsher penalties for identity thieves targeting active-duty military families - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Terry Blair (R-Washington Township) today pushed for harsher penalties against scammers who commit identity fraud and other theft crimes against active-duty service members and their spouses. House Bill 471 amends the current identity fraud, theft, and securing writings by deception statutes to increase penalties for felons whose targets... read more.
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One Arrested for Trafficking in Meth in Darke County
On March 12, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit along with Darke County Deputies and officers from the Greenville Police Department conducted a meth buy/bust operation in Greenville, Ohio.   Arrested was Jesse James Phipps (26) of Dayton.   Phipps was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits formal charges of... read more.
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Community leaders address drug problem, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Ten years ago three to five percent of all autopsies showed death was due to drugs, according to Darke County Coroner Dr. Tim Kathman. “Last year it was 31 percent… so far this year? All of them!” This was just one set of statistics that “opened the eyes” of community and business leaders Feb. 28 at Wayne Healthcare. According to Sharon Deschambeau, director of the Darke... read more.
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Greenville Police Beat… Police respond to injured pedestrian, dog attack and more
On Feb. 20 police were dispatched to Shawnee and Wagner Avenues regarding a pedestrian hit while in the crosswalk. The pedestrian, William Price of Greenville, had a green light and was crossing the street when a vehicle driven by Erin Riffel allegedly struck him while in the process of making a left turn. The driver told police she did not see him. A witness said he heard a thump as the vehicle hit the man... read more.
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State Representative Richard Adams… Funding released for Edison Community College
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of funding to Edison Community College for the Choose Ohio First Co-op and Internship Program. Edison Community College, in partnership with Upper Valley Career Center has been awarded a total of $269,665 to promote and encourage cooperative education and internship programs, according to documents from the Office... read more.
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Beagle Efforts to Strengthen Child Enticement Statute Affirmed by High Court
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) introduced and saw enacted Senate Bill 64 in 2013 which sought to resolve the legal issues with Ohio's child enticement statute. The bill was in response to a decision by the 9th District Court of Appeals, which ruled the former statute overly broad and unenforceable. The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld the appellate court ruling, further emphasizing the positive affect... read more.
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McCarty gets 12 months prison, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – Tracey McCarty, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of F3 Illegal Manufacture of Drugs in January and was offered two options by Darke County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Quigley and her attorney, Caroline Schmidt. One was 18 months (12 months prison and six months in the MonDay program); the other was a straight 12 months in prison with no treatment. The acknowledged addict chose the latter... read more.
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DeWine Issues Auto-Title Loan Advisory
 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today urged consumers to carefully consider the terms and conditions of auto-title loans. “Auto-title loans use a consumer’s vehicle title as collateral,” Attorney General DeWine said. “That means that if consumers fail to pay off the loans, they risk losing their vehicles. These loans also may involve higher costs than consumers realize, and we want to make... read more.
Kasich credits Ohioans for sharp uptick in new jobs; Revised U.S. Department of Labor Data Shows 238,200 New Private-Sector Jobs Created in Past Three Years - COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich issued the following statement today in response to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor showing that Ohio created more than 238,000 new private-sector jobs in the past three years—67,700 more than the Department originally believed—as well as 70,000 new private-sector jobs in the past 12 months alone.  The new information was part of the Labor Department’s annual recalculation of jobs data and showed... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine… Ohio to Receive More than $5 Million in Endo Pharmaceuticals Case
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has joined with several other states and the federal government in a global settlement with the pharmaceutical product manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals. The $172,916,967 settlement resolves civil allegations of unlawful marketing practices aimed at promoting the drug Lidoderm for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which then caused false and... read more.
Husted rules Libertarian candidates not eligible for May primary
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued a decision concerning the protests against the Libertarian candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor and Attorney General that were filed on February 21, 2014. The protest hearings were held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Based on the evidence and the law, the hearing officer concluded signatures were gathered contrary to state law (ORC 3501.38 (E)(1)), therefore Charles R. Earl and Sherry L. Clark are not eligible for nomination at the May 6, 2014 Primary Election by the Libertarian Party for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor and Steven R. Linnabary is not eligible for nomination at the May 6, 2014 Primary Election by the Libertarian Party for the office of Attorney General.  The Secretary has adopted the hearing officer’s recommendations. Candidate protests are governed by ORC 3501.39 and 3513.05.
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Darke County Crime Stoppers… $10,000 reward sparks renewed interest in double murder
Renewed interest has been sparked in a double murder occurring 17 years ago by the brother of one of the victims. He hopes bumping a $1,000 reward by the Darke County Crime Stoppers to $10,000 with $9,000 of his own will bring forth the evidence needed to convict the offender. The Greenville Police Department continue to investigate a double murder that occurred Feb. 23, 1997 in Greenville. The... read more.
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“Please don’t give up on us,” says MonDay resident, By Bob Robinson
DAYTON – “I’ve done everything,” the 30-year-old Bradford resident said. “It was the heroin that brought me to my knees.” She was living in Columbus at the time. “My friends were doing it… I started with them. I got locked up for six months for possession.” Stacey Snyder has an Assoc. of Applied Science and a Medical Assistant degree. She was working in the medical field. Following her incarceration she was... read more.
Schedule improvements (with estimated costs) to Darke County Roads and Bridges for 2014
By: James P. Surber P.E.,P.S., Darke County Engineer - In addition to normal road and bridge maintenance, an estimated $3,136,508 worth of improvements to Darke County roads and bridges is scheduled for 2014 that will be 98 percent locally funded. Local funds are gas tax and license fees returned monthly to the County by the State of Ohio for County Highway operations. No real estate or sales taxes are used to fund any of this work. The unusually high costs of fighting snow and ice this year... read more.
Court News Ohio… Students from Six Cities to Compete in Mock Trial, By Stephanie Beougher
February 28, 2014 - High school students from Ohio’s urban schools will prove they have what it takes to be lawyers at the Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) 2014 Mock Trial Competition and Leadership Project Showcase at Columbus Africentric Early College. On Saturday, March 1, LLI students from six cities – Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, and Toledo – will assume witness and attorney roles and argue both sides of an original case. More than 70 LLI students prepared for the competition by... read more.
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Secretary of State Husted… Husted sets Fair and Uniform Voting Hours for 2014 General Election
COLUMBUS – In adopting a proposal put forth by Democratic and Republican elections officials, Secretary Husted today announced a voting schedule that will ensure voters in all 88 counties will have an equal opportunity to cast a ballot in the 2014 statewide election. Secretary Husted’s directive issued today implements a bipartisan proposal by the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO) and will give Ohioans the ability to cast an absentee ballot in... read more.
Beagle Announces Legislative Scholarship Program
COLUMBUS-- State Senator Bill Beagle (R - Tipp City) recently announced that the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is now taking applications for its 2014-2015 Legislative Scholarship Program. The program offers more than 280 scholarship opportunities worth more than $1 million. High school seniors are eligible to apply and participate. Those who are selected may use the scholarships to assist with tuition costs for certificate completion and associate or... read more.
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E&P Includes Early Bird in Top 10
Editor & Publisher has released its story on the Ten Newspapers that do it Right. The Early Bird is the only free, weekly newspaper to be included in this honor. Also earning this honor were daily newspapers from Chattanooga, TN, Rochester, NY, Des Moines, Iowa, Peoria, IL, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ottawa, IL, and York, PA. Editor & Publisher: 10 Newspapers... read more.
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Police Beat… Disorderly conduct, drugs, assaults and more
On Feb. 26 police received a call from Daniel Cornett. He was being threatened at Danny’s Place by unknown subjects. Police found him walking at 419 E. Main St. He said there were guys doing heroin and he didn’t want them following him home. He had an odor of alcohol about him and appeared intoxicated. The officer took him to the alley behind 724 E. Main, where he is currently staying. Cornett told police the guys... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine… Record Number of CCR Licenses Issued in 2013
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued a report indicating that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2013, the largest number since licenses were first issued in 2004. According to statistics reported to the Attorney General’s office, county sheriffs in Ohio issued 96,972 new licenses and 48,370 renewal licenses in 2013, or 145,342 total licenses... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine… Heroin Recognition and Investigation Training for Law Enforcement Begins - (LONDON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that new training developed to assist law enforcement officers in the fight against the heroin epidemic is now available. Ninety-four officers representing 48 agencies from 24 counties attended the "Heroin Epidemic: Recognition and Investigation" training provided by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio, Wednesday. The free training was developed... read more.
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… New EPA Grant Application for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) is pleased to announce the Ohio EPA’s new grant application opportunities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.  Potential applicants can view guidelines online now for the spring and summer 2014 grant cycles. “Continually pursuing environmental advancements through educational projects is of vital importance to the growth and sustainability of Ohio,” said Beagle. This grant is open to any group... read more.
Husted announces new Board of Elections appointments
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the appointment of 176 boards of elections members. The new board appointees, half of the 352 board members statewide, began their term on March 1, 2014. His appointments for Darke County are: David E. Niley D and Terry L. Haworth R. “Serving as an elections official in Ohio is both and honor and responsibility,” Secretary Husted said. “I look forward to working with each newly appointed board member to continue our... read more.
Ohio Governor, John Kasich, Named National MS Society Governor of the Year
February 27, 2014 - Ohio Governor John Kasich is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2013 Governor of the Year. In 2013, Governor Kasich worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. Through political and procedural obstacles, he persevered to expand Medicaid in Ohio, ensuring that at least 275,000 more vulnerable residents—many of whom are living with disabilities—will receive comprehensive, affordable health... read more.
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Bond set at $50,000 for Bryan Wombolt, By Ryan Berry
GREENVILLE – Bryan Wombolt, 27, was shackled as he came into the courtroom to answer to four counts of Sexual Battery, a Felony 3. The former Auxiliary Sheriff Deputy is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a Greenville High School student. Wombolt allegedly met the girl as he was performing duties as a deputy while in uniform. The defendant had little to say when answering the questions of Magistrate Anne Brumbaugh... read more.
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Doing it Right! Local newspaper recognized with distinguished honor!
DARKE COUNTY -The Early Bird newspaper, locally owned and operated with distribution to 28,000 homes in Darke County, OH, was recently recognized as "One of Ten Newspapers that do it Right'' by Editor & Publisher (E & P),  a national newspaper and magazine trade industry publication.  E & P makes its selection from newspapers across the country from all circulation sizes; from large... read more.
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Butts: intervention or prevention? By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – “Put 100 people in a local inpatient treatment facility who are not ready to beat their addiction, you will have zero percent success,” said Greenville Police Chief Dennis Butts. Add to that, it’s expensive. Local estimates range from $700 to $800 a day. The national average is $898 a day. An inpatient program needs a minimum of 28 days to (hopefully) get an addict clean. Figuring the halfway... read more.
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