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The Hill… The Republicans' strategy to block Obama’s regulations, By Tim Devaney and Lydia Wheeler
The GOP is preparing to mount a full-scale assault on President Obama’s regulatory agenda, using the party’s strengthened hand in Congress to delay, soften or block contentious administration rules at every turn. As long as Obama sits atop the executive branch, Republicans’ power to derail scores of rulemaking efforts now under way is limited. But control of both the House and Senate in the next Congress will enable GOP lawmakers to ratchet
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Three vehicles involved in weather-related accident
On December 2, 2014 at approximately 7:37 AM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville City Fire, Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue, Union City Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 3600 Block of State Route 571 West near White Springs Golf Course in reference to a serious injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2011 Toyota Camry
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Driver in critical condition following single-car accident
On December 2, 2014 at approximately 8:58 AM Darke County Deputies along with Liberty Township Fire, Tri-Village Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 3500 block of Palestine-Hollansburg Road in reference to a one-vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2007 Ford Fusion, driven by Michael B. Karns, 20, Greenville, Ohio was southbound on Palestine-Hollansburg
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Dayton Business Journal… Hagel resignation leaves big questions for Wright-Patt, Dayton, by Joe Cogliano -- Nov 24, 2014 -- The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday could be a setback to local advocacy efforts for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Hagel understands the role that Wright-Patt plays in national defense because of his military background, former U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson told me Monday morning. So Wright-Patt leadership, as well as the community here, may have to start their relationship with his... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans Losing Money to Job Scams
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to be cautious of opportunities to make extra money this holiday season. Some job offers and work-from-home opportunities are scams. In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received nearly 100 complaints involving job or business-opportunity potential scams. The average reported loss is more than $1,300. “It’s a time
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FBI… In the Line of Duty: Annual ‘Officers Killed’ Report More Than a Tally of Losses
11/26/14 -- The FBI’s annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report that was released earlier this week details in chilling narratives and statistics how 76 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2013. While the LEOKA report offers a stark reminder of the dangers police face every day, the main reason for gathering the comprehensive data
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, November 29, 2014 -- Did Thanksgiving come just in time? After outrage over the expected yet controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson and contention over the president’s executive action on immigration, perhaps Americans needed a day to step back and reflect. On Monday, the St. Louis County Grand Jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson
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The Hill… Five things to watch in Ferguson, By Peter Sullivan
Protests are likely to quiet as families gather around the table to celebrate the holiday — with many discussing the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Mo., to not bring an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American. The political world has taken notice of Ferguson, particularly with demonstrations spreading across the country. The degree to which the story continues
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Stolen vehicle pursuit
Greenville- On November 27, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. Darke County 911 received a call from a subject reporting that his vehicle was just stolen in Union City, IN and that the vehicle was eastbound on SR571 from Union City.  Darke County Deputies responded to the area to attempt to locate the vehicle.  The vehicle was reported as being a black Kia with an Indiana registration.  Darke County Deputies located
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FBI… Honoring the Fallen: 20 Years Since Shooting Killed Two Agents, Police Sergeant
11/21/14 -- Two decades ago, on November 22, 1994, a lone gunman entered the headquarters building of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C. and opened fire in a squad room, killing a police sergeant and two FBI agents. For those close to the fallen, who gathered today for a memorial service marking 20 years since the tragic event, it’s as if it happened yesterday
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FBI… Be aware of cyber scams this holiday season; If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers by offering too good to be true deals via phishing e-mails advertising brand name merchandise, quick money making offers, or gift cards as an... read more.
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Injury accident on SR121
Greenville - On November 27, 2014 at approximately 4:22 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue, was dispatched to SR121 just north of US36 W reference to a single vehicle roll over accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Toyota Yaris, driven by Monica C. Jones (24) of Palestine, OH, was southbound on SR121 just north of US36 when
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Bluebag Media… County bridge burden great; resources insufficient
GREENVILLE – “I have always known our bridge burden is great, but I didn’t know how great,” said Darke County Engineer Jim Surber. He is referring to a recent report by the National Association of Counties in which Darke County is noted as being 10th in the nation for the number of county-owned bridges. “The counties with more bridges than Darke include Harris (Houston, TX)
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in October 2014, down from 5.6 percent in September 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 1,000 over the month, from a revised 5,306,300 in September to 5,307,300 in October. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in October was 305,000, down 14,000 from 319,000 in September. The number of unemployed has decreased by 119,000 in the past 12 months from
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FBI… In the Line of Duty - 2013 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted - November 24, 2014 - A Florida sheriff’s officer, responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence, was shot and killed by someone inside the home. An Iowa police officer was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A Michigan state trooper was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop. And a West Virginia sheriff was ambushed and... read more.
Accident at U.S. Route 127 and Horatio-Harris Creek Road
On 11-24-2014 at approximately 6:38 p.m., Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire and Greenville Area Rescue, were dispatched to US RT 127 and Horatio Harris Creek Road in reference to an injury accident.  Responding units were advised flames were showing from one of the vehicles. Preliminary investigation has revealed a 2014 Freightliner, driven by Charles P. Baughman, Ansonia, was heading north and attempting
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House Files Litigation Over President's Unilateral Actions on Health Care Law
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today announced that the House of Representatives – consistent with the House-passed resolution H.Res. 676 – has filed litigation over President Obama’s unilateral actions on his health care law: “Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress.  That’s not the way our system
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Edison Begins Presidential Search
Edison Community College’s Board of Trustees has selected Academic Search, Inc. as the firm to lead the College through its next presidential search. The national search firm will implement a proven search strategy in which they will guide Edison toward a successful hiring decision. Built upon years of experience, Academic Search, Inc. will implement a search strategy, which will align the
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Southwest Ohio Violent Crimes Task Force Successful in First Year of Operation -- (CINCINNATI) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, Woodlawn Police Chief Jeffrey Witte, Lockland Police Chief Jim Toles, and the FBI announced today the success of the Southwest Ohio Violent Crimes Task Force following its first year in operation. "The detectives assigned to this task force have been working covertly... read more.
Private property ATV injury crash
On Sunday November 23, 2014 at approximately 12:38 PM, Darke County Sheriff Deputies along with Gettysburg Rescue, Bradford Fire Dept. and CareFlight were dispatched to the 6600 block of Smith Rd on a report of a private property injury accident involving a 4-wheeler ATV that had been flipped in a field. Investigation revealed a Polaris 500 Scrambler 4-wheeler ATV was being operated by a 14-year-old female from Bradford, OH. The 14-year-old
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Bluebag Media… County salt supplies adequate, and expensive
GREENVILLE – “We used $12,000 worth of salt yesterday (Nov. 17)… that’s about 200 tons, give or take,” said Darke County Engineer Jim Surber. Noting the early start of winter he added he was still comfortable with the salt on hand, plus that contracted through ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation). According to Surber, this will be an expensive year for snow removal. “You can buy
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Rep. Richard Adams Receives Award for Distinguished Public Service
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently received the 2014 Paul E. Gillmor Lifetime Public Service Award. He was honored November 13th during the Ohio Bankers’ League Annual Meeting. The award, established in 2006, is not granted annually, but rather is given to select individuals who are especially meritorious, often at the end of their careers. It is named after Ohi
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The White House… Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration - Nov. 20, 2014 - My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities –- people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose. But today, our immigration system is broken -- and everybody... read more.
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CNN... Obama: 'You can come out of the shadows' By Jim Acosta and Stephen Collinson, CNN - Fri November 21, 2014 - Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a... read more.
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Recommended House Committee Chairs for 114th Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Republican Steering Committee today recommended the following lawmakers to serve as committee chairs in the 114th Congress: Agriculture – Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX); Appropriations – Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY); Armed Services – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX); Budget – Rep. Tom Price (R-GA); Education & the Workforce – Rep. John Kline (R-MN); Energy & Commerce – Rep. Fred Upton
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Darke County Cocaine Bust Yields Drugs, Money, Guns
On November 14, 2014, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 6102 State Route 722, Arcanum, Ohio.   Roger L. Large (66) of that address was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke
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Gongwer News Service… Rosenberger Elected Speaker For Next General Assembly
House Republicans, who will have a strong majority in the next General Assembly, elected Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) Wednesday to serve as speaker of the House for the new term. Mr. Rosenberger, who will succeed term-limited Speaker Bill Batchelder (R-Medina), was the favorite in the vote and fended off a challenge mounted by Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) and a coalition of more conservative members
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Majority Caucus Affirms Leadership Team for 131st General Assembly
COLUMBUS– The Senate Majority Caucus today unanimously reelected its leadership team to their posts, positioning State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) to serve a second term as President of the Ohio Senate. Faber has served as the head of the General Assembly’s upper chamber since January 2013. He has been a member of the leadership team since 2009, having previously served as both Majority Floor Leader
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Trotwood Man Arrested in Darke County Drug Bust
On November 12, 2014, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a buy/bust operation in rural Darke County.   Antonio Boyd (33) of Trotwood was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits formal charges of Trafficking in Drugs and Illegal Conveyance of Drugs into a Detention Facility. The buy/bust operation involved heroin
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FBI… Crime Statistics for 2013 Released; Decrease in Violent Crimes and Property Crimes
11/10/14 -- The FBI released Crime in the United States, 2013 today, which shows that the estimated number of violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent. There were an estimated 1,163,146 violent crimes reported to law enforcement last year, along with an estimated 8,632,512 property crimes
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State Expands Services for Unemployed Veterans
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Governor John R. Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor have proclaimed November Hire a Veteran Month, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) encourages employers to consider the skills and abilities of military veterans when seeking new employees. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 35,000 unemployed veterans in Ohio,” said ODJFS Director Cynthia C. Dungey. “ODJFS
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Bluebag Media… Beagle expresses thanks; renewal levies pass
DARKE COUNTY – “Today we celebrated by pulling down our big signs,” said State Senator Bill Beagle (R- Dist. 5). He added he wasn’t expecting that big a difference in the votes. “We thought we’d be squeaking through… we feel pretty good!” Beagle expressed his gratitude to the voters for sending him back to Columbus for four more years. He wants to continue working on his
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Two injury accidents NW county
On November 11, 2014 at approximately 1:56 PM Darke County Deputies along with Union City Rescue, Southwest Mercer County Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of McFeeley-Petry Road and Light Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 1998 Ford F-150 driven by Dennis W. Brewer, 56, Ft. Recovery Ohio
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MSN.com… Before Battling Democrats, G.O.P. Is Fighting Itself, By Jeremy W. Peters
WASHINGTON — As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conference room not far from Capitol Hill and agreed that now is the time for confrontation, not compromise and conciliation. Despite Republicans’ ascension to Senate control and an expanded House majority, many conservatives from the party’s activist wing fear that congressional leaders are already being too timid with President Obama
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Home burglaries in Southern Darke County
Sheriff Toby Spencer is advising citizens and residents of southern Darke County to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  Several reports of thefts and home burglaries have recently been reported to the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Spencer states that little or no information has been obtained as to who is committing these crimes or what they may be driving; however, it is believed that
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WHIO-TV… Toddler in serious condition after alleged abuse, By News Staff
A 28-year-old man accused of seriously injuring his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter is behind bars. Todd Clark turned himself in around 4:30 p.m. Saturday to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies had been looking for Clark for about seven hours. He was booked without bond into the Miami County Jail, where he is being held on suspicion of child endangering, felonious assault and domestic violence, online jail records show
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FBI… Egregious Case of Health Care Fraud:
Cancer Doctor Admits Prescribing Unnecessary Chemotherapy -- 11/06/14 -- Imagine receiving a diagnosis of cancer and then having to go through chemotherapy or other intensive treatments. Then imagine finding out that you never had cancer in the first place and that your doctor—whom you trusted implicitly—merely used you in his scheme to fraudulently bill the federal Medicare program and private insurance companies... read more.
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Greenville Police Department… Body armor scam
The Greenville Police Department is not currently collecting monies for body armor or any type of equipment. If you receive a call from someone trying to elicit funds for these reasons, please do not give out any personal or credit card information.   Call the Police Department at 937-548-4150 to report this type of activity. Anyone with any information regarding suspicious activity or a crime is asked to contact the
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Federal News Radio… Good news in the EVS: A well-educated federal workforce, By Michael O'Connell
Friday - 10/31/2014 -- Not all the news in the 2014 Employee Viewpoint Survey is bad. In fact, some of it's quite good when it comes to the education of federal employees. The Office of Personnel Management surveys more than 400,000 federal employees each year on their level of satisfaction in the workplace. When OPM released the most recent EVS report earlier in October, most of the media focus was on the low scores senior managers received across-the-board from their employees
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Task Force Seizes Nearly a Quarter of a Million in Crystal Methamphetamine - (DAYTON, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Butler Township Police Chief John Cresie, and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald Hess announced today the arrest of a Chicago resident following the seizure of nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine... read more.
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Darke County Man Arrested in Meth Bust
On November 5, 2014, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 503 Beamsville-Union City Road, lot 29, Union City, Ohio.   Rickie Hess, Jr. (40) of Union City was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits formal charges of Trafficking in Drugs, Possession of
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NBC News… Terminally Ill College Player Lauren Hill Lives College Hoops Dream, By John Yang
It was over in a moment, but the layup Lauren Hill made 17 seconds into a college basketball game Sunday was a life-long dream come true. “I caught the ball turned and looked at the basket and I put it up there. And I watched it all the way through,” Hill, a 19-year-old student at Mount St. Joseph who suffers from a rare brain tumor and is predicted to have only months to live, said of her score 17 seconds into a game against Hiram College, which was moved up two weeks
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New Most Wanted Posted
Tavis Hileman - WANTED FOR: July 2014 – Arrest warrant issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court after being indicted by the Darke County Grand Jury on 2 counts of Trafficking in Marijuana.  Both counts are felonies of the fifth degree. Andrew Kaiser - WANTED FOR: March 2014 – Bench Warrant issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court for failure to appear on original charges
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FBI… Cyber Crime; Purchase Order Scam Leaves a Trail of Victims
10/27/14 -- What began as a scheme to defraud office supply stores has evolved into more ambitious crimes that have cost retailers around the country millions of dollars—and the Nigerian cyber criminals behind the fraud have also turned at-home Internet users into unsuspecting accomplices. FBI investigators are calling it purchase order fraud, and the perpetrators are extremely skillful. Through online and telephone
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