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NBC News.com… This Cycle, a Tale of Two Different Midterm Elections, By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann -- How can the national polls look so bad for Democrats (see the NBC/WSJ/Annenberg and Washington Post/ABC polls), but the competitive Senate contests all be within the margin of error? Here’s an answer for you: There are two different midterm environments taking place in the country a week before Election Day. The first is the nationwide one, where there does seem to be a wave building for Republicans and where the GOP has a huge enthusiasm advantage... read more.
NBC News.com… Pope Francis: Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Real
Big Bang theory and evolution in nature "do not contradict" the idea of creation, Pope Francis has told an audience at the Vatican, saying God was not “a magician with a magic wand.” The Pope’s remarks on Monday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences appeared to be a theological break from his predecessor Benedict XVI, a strong exponent of creationism. “The beginning of the world is not the work of chaos that owes its origin to something else, but it derives
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The Huffington Post… 8 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About Halloween, By Todd Van Luling & Amanda Scherker -- October 24, 2014 -- This weird Halloween trivia isn't boo-gus. Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and the Charlie Brown cartoon special, but how did it become this way? Why are children and teens encouraged to run around the neighborhood threatening tricks? Jack-o'-lanterns are a pretty strange concept, but historically, strangers giving you candy was supposed to be a bad thing... read more.
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Single car accident at 571 & Wagner
On October 28, 2014 at 5:55pm Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Rescue, Greenville Township Fire Department and Care flight were dispatched to State Route 571 and Wagner Rd. on a single vehicle accident. The accident investigation showed a 16 year old, (name not released) female was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck in the 2800 block of State Route 571. The driver failed to negotiate
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Politico… Sarah Palin says she may run again, By Jonathan Topaz
10/29/14 -- Sarah Palin opened the door for another run for public office, railing against liberals who, she says, would like to keep her on the political sidelines. In an interview Tuesday with Fox Business Network, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was asked whether harsh criticism of her had driven her away from politics. “Bless their hearts, those haters out there, they don’t understand that
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Injury Accident at U.S. 127
On October 28, 2014 at approximately 1127 a.m. Darke County Deputies, Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to US Rt. 127 at Childrens -Home Bradford Rd. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 red Dodge Neon driven by Amy Henning, 24, of Gettysburg
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NFRW Kicks Off Fall Election Season in Dallas
Perry, Cruz Encourage Local Leaders to Work for Senate Victories - DALLAS – More than 225 Republican women leaders from across the nation gathered at the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) annual board meeting  held recently in Dallas to emphasize the fall election season. Ohio Federation of Republican Women President Lyn Bliss of Greenville attended the event, where she heard
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FBI… Agencies Cooperate in Child Sexual Exploitation Case
Michigan Subject Gets 30 Years in Prison - 10/23/14 - According to the federal judge who heard the case, the defendant’s conduct was “about as serious as it gets,” and that on a scale of one to 10, she believed the case was “way past 10.” Then she sentenced the defendant—James Alfred Beckman, Jr. of Grand Rapids, Michigan—to 30 years in prison. What crimes
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Fran DeWine visits Darke County
“Fran DeWine is such a gracious lady, it was both an honor and a pleasure to be able to help welcome her to Darke County,” said Lyn Bliss, president of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW). DeWine recently visited Darke County as part of her “Every County in Ohio” tour on behalf of her husband Mike DeWine’s campaign to be re-elected as Ohio’s Attorney General. She visited Pickaway County
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Wayne Healthcare releases statement on ebola
Wayne HealthCare is seriously preparing for any potential local activity related to the current Ebola issue.  The hospital has been in constant contact with CDC (Center for Disease Control), ODH (Ohio Department of Health), GDAHA (Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association) and the Darke County Health Department. We have completed a survey of protective wear and supplies associated with handling a potential Ebola case.  We have a process for evaluating
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Bluebag Media… Kasich touts future to continue Ohio success
GREENVILLE – “Here’s the thing,” said Gov. John Kasich, “we all have a sense of those values we were raised with… love, faith, respect for elders and teachers… all the things that matter… that’s the glue that holds us together.” Kasich, who is running for reelection in November, said it was essential to keep Ohio on the same track it’s had the past four years
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County Loan Helps Spur JAFE Expansion
Second partnership between company and Darke County fuels new construction, added jobs - GREENVILLE- For the second time since JAFE Decorating came under new ownership in 2010, the specialty glass painting and coating company will be expanding and adding jobs. With the help of a $180,000 loan from Darke County’s low-interest revolving loan fund, the company plans to create
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Mercer County Sex Offender Website
In Mercer County, there are approximately 68 registered sex offenders, and we want you to know where they reside so that you avoid those houses when trick-or-treating.  “We do the best we can in making sure sex offenders live where they tell us, so it is crucial that our citizens visit our website www.mercercountysheriff.org , to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living,” says Sheriff Jeff Grey.  Citizens are encouraged to check any addresses where they
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Beagle Attends Emerson Groundbreaking; Innovative Center Expected to Add 35 Jobs to Dayton Area COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today attended the groundbreaking for the over $34.5 million Emerson Innovation Center, built on University of Dayton property. “It is exciting to see a place like Emerson Innovation Center open here in our community,” said Beagle. “I look forward to watching the positive impact this facility will have on our community and working with our development partners as this project progresses... read more.
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… More than 49,000 absentee votes have been cast
Supplemental mailing goes out this week to more than 215,000 additional voters -- COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that with just under three weeks to go before the 2014 General Election, nearly 741,000 Ohioans have already cast and/or requested an absentee ballot for the November 4th General Election. Based on an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, as of Friday, October 10, 2014
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Editor’s Note: Darke County unemployment 4.3 percent - Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in September 2014, down from 5.7 percent in August 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 6,000 over the month, from a revised 5,297,400 in August to 5,303,400 in September. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 319,000, down 5,000 from 324,000 in August. The number of unemployed has decreased by
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Heroin Bust in Darke County
On October 17, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Darke County Deputies executed a search warrant at 36 Robin Hood Drive in Sherwood Forest Mobile Community near Greenville, Ohio, stemming from a heroin trafficking investigation.  Kevin M Smith (29) of Greenville was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits formal charges of Trafficking
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Kasich statement on Ohio Ebola response activities
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich issued the following statement in response to news that a Dallas health care worker who tested positive for Ebola virus had recently traveled to Ohio: “I have been fully briefed on the federal, state and local activities that are underway and have directed state health officials to aggressively respond to the situation and provide local health officials every resource and support they need
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The Hill… Dems: Don’t trust the polls, By Niall Stanage
10/13/14 -- Democrats have a new message in the 2014 race for the Senate: Don’t trust the polls. The party is stoking skepticism in the final stretch of the midterm campaign, providing a mirror image of conservative complaints in 2012 about “skewed” polls in the presidential race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Democrats who do not want their party faithful to lose hope — particularly in a midterm election that will be largely decided on voter turnout — are taking
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Dayton & Montgomery County Establishes Ebola Hotline: 937-225-6217
As a result of the worldwide Ebola crisis, many people in our community have learned something about the virus. However, many have additional questions and are not certain where to call for reliable information. Therefore, the health departments in the West Central Region of Ohio have established a hotline number for the public where they can call and get correct answers to the questions they may have. People
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13-year-old injured in tractor accident
On October 11, 2014 at approximately 9:33 PM Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire, Tri Village Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to Arrowhead Campgrounds at 1361 Thomas Road in reference to an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a Kubota tractor driven by Pat McClellan, 60, of New Paris was pulling a trailer for a hayride through the campgrounds when Reagan Schommer, 13, of Englewood ran
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Tiffin Street burglary arrests
On October 6, 2014 at approximately 1:12 a.m., the Greenville Police Department, with assistance from the Darke County Sheriff's Office, responded to 232 Tiffin Street on a report of a burglary that had just occurred involving three suspects. During the course of the investigation, detectives developed the identities of the three suspects. On October 8, 2014, Complaints and Arrest Warrants were issued for Aggravated Burglary, along with a search warrant for 331 West Main
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Injury accident on U.S. 36
On October 8, 2014 at approximately 4:27 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire, Gettysburg Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 6700 block of US RT 36 East in reference to an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Heidi J. Aukerman, 60, of Greenville was eastbound on US RT 36.  Mrs. Aukerman was slowing down to make a right turn when she was struck from behind by a white 1999 Dodge 3500 driven by
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New Website Provides Employment Assistance to Ohioans with Disabilities
COLUMBUS, OHIO – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Ohioans with disabilities now have a free, easy way to search for jobs and access information about a variety of work-related resources. Working in tandem with OhioMeansJobs.com, OhioMeansAccessibility.com will help job seekers with disabilities post resumes, search for jobs and more. “The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
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State Agencies Collaborate to Help Increase Child Support Collections
Columbus - In the past six years, Ohio has decreased by more than half the number of people coming to prison for not paying child support, saving taxpayers money.  Agency partnerships, locally operated programs and legislative changes have led to the drastic decrease in those coming to prison, allowing these individuals to stay in their communities and continue to make their court-ordered payments.  The total number of offenders entering prison for
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New York Times… Fumbled Bid for Governor Imperils Ohio Democrats, By Trip Gabriel
Sept. 28, 2014 -- DAYTON, Ohio — With a wounded candidate at the top of their ticket, Democrats in Ohio have been forced to adopt a Plan B as they seek to avoid a disastrous shutout in elections for governor and other statewide offices. “Voting from the bottom to the top: That is the way we need to roll this year,” said Nina Turner, a candidate for secretary of state. Translation: Ignore the contest for governor and concentrate on the down-ballot races for the five other statewide
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Sec. of State Jon Husted… Voter Registration Deadline Monday, Absentee Voting Starts Tuesday
Deadline to register to vote is Monday; Voters will have four weeks to cast ballots. More than 582,000 absentee ballots have already been requested. COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded Ohioans that they have until Monday, October 6th, to get registered to vote or update their voting information, and that absentee voting begins the following day on Tuesday, October 7th, for the 2014 General Election
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