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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Traffic camera firms relied on lobbyists to stop proposed ban in Ohio legislature: Follow the Money; By Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group -- September 24, 2014 -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposed statewide ban on most traffic enforcement cameras received bipartisan approval in the Ohio House last year, but the bill died in the Ohio Senate after attracting the attention of dozens of lobbyists working for camera supporters, Northeast Ohio Media Group has found. Disclosure forms filed with the state show about a dozen lobbyists registered... read more.
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Home Security Shield… 14 Most Dangerous Cities in Ohio
September 18, 2014 - What are the most dangerous cities in Ohio? To get the lowdown on the cities in Ohio that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into
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Fatal crash on 571
On September 27, 2014 at approximately 7:32pm, Darke County Deputies along with Union City, Ohio Fire & Rescue and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 571 and Liberty Street in the village of Hillgrove on a report of a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van. Preliminary investigation revealed a Blue 1999 Chevy Astro van driven by Joseph Anthony Castiglione
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Bluebag Media… Prescription pills drop-off program growing
GREENVILLE – “We’re amazed at the amount of participation in this program,” said Greenville Police Chief Dennis Butts. Since the inception of the program on April 6, 2013, to June 13 this year, the department has collected 102.75 lbs. of pills. “No liquids,” Butts said. “Just pills. We take them to Piqua Champion Foundry. They’re tossed in with the iron ore…” Butts showed a video he’d taken with his cell phone
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… School bus, propane truck involved in morning collision
Arcanum - On September 26, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Grubbs Rex Rd and Littles Rd. reference to a two vehicle injury accident involving a school bus and a propane truck. Mutual aid was requested from Tri Village Rescue and New Madison Fire. Preliminary investigation revealed that an Arcanum Butler Local school bus, driven by
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New Veterans Business Support Center Helps Employers Hire Veterans
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Working in partnership with the Governor’s Office of  Workforce  Transformation, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and OhioMeansJobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) recently launched a new service to help match employers with veterans looking for work: a Veterans Business Support Center. The Veterans Business Support Center offers employers online, over the phone or face-to-face help finding
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Mercer County Sheriff… Accident results in double fatality
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his Office is investigating a double fatal crash at the intersection of State Route 49 and State Route 29.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received calls at 7:11 PM on Wednesday September 25, 2014 of a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a vehicle. The investigation revealed a 2006 Chevy Impala that was driven by 82 year old Kathleen Hickey from Piqua, Ohio was traveling
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FBI… Attorney General Holder Announces Pilot Program to Counter Violent Extremists - WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the country to bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to counter violent extremism. The new programs will be run in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center. “Today, few... read more.
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Dad arrested for injecting son with heroin
On September 22, 2014 at approximately 2:32p.m. the Greenville Police Department  was called to Wayne Healthcare on a drug investigation. During this investigation, it was discovered that 42 year old Aaron York brought heroin into the hospital and was administering it to his 18 year old son, Jesse York, who was a patient there. While injecting  his son with the heroin,  a
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC - I’m honored to be back at AEI. I last spoke here shortly before being elected Speaker of the House – a job I love but, looking back on it…I never expected to be doing this. I always figured I’d be in the House for about ten years, then go back to Ohio and run my business or do something else.  But I’m still here and still on this journey... read more.
NBC News… Outta Here: How Congress's Year at Work So Far Compares to Yours
By Frank Thorp V and Carrie Dann - They’re gone ‘til November. After swiftly dispatching with their labors of keeping the government funded and authorizing the training of Syrian rebels, Congress headed home Thursday night for its scheduled break for the rest of the month. And next month. And part of the NEXT month. The U.S. House has been in session for roll call votes a total of 92 days in 2014 – or 35% of the year up until now. (They had "pro forma" sessions - without any legislative
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Natural News… Medical martial law declared in Sierra Leone; Ebola victims hunted like fugitives in house-to-house searches, by Mike Adams -- September 19, 2014 -- EBOLA ALERT: Medical martial law has now been declared in Sierra Leone while the government conducts a house-to-house hunt for Ebola victims who are being treated like "medical fugitives." "Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday," declared the Associated Press today. The outlandish cover story for this medical quarantine operation that will invade the homes... read more.
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State Representative Richard Adams… Adams Receives Legislator of the Year Award
COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently was awarded the “Legislator of the Year Award” by the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). The award is presented to a member of the Ohio Legislature who has gone above and beyond in ensuring legislation is well thought out and workable for all involved in the mortgage banking field. Representative Adams is the Chairman of the House Financial Institutions
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Husted files brief on voting ruling
COLUMBUS - Later today, Secretary Husted will be filing a brief with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, appealing a recent ruling by Judge Economus on the principle that all voters should have the same opportunities to vote, no matter where they live. Regarding this ongoing litigation, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted: “Before this lawsuit was filed, Ohio was a national leader in voter access
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WHIO.com… Obama health law enrollment shrinks, By Jamie Dupree
After trumpeting "over eight million" enrollments just a few months ago in the exchanges for the Obama health law, a top Obama Administration official told Congress on Thursday that the latest report on the number of Americans signed up has shrunk by as much as 10 percent. "As of August 15 of this year, we have 7.3 million Americans enrolled in the health insurance marketplace coverage," said Marilyn Tavenner, who heads up administration of the Obama health law
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Mercer County Sheriff's Office… Four arrested following meth lab bust
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that a joint investigation with the Celina Police Department resulted in the arrest of four individuals in connection with a methamphetamine lab.  On Thursday September 18, Mercer County Deputies and Celina Police Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence and property located at 2521 Mud Pike, Celina.  Two active methamphetamine cook operations
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Accident investigation leads to arrest
Pitsburg - Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Rescue and Pitsburg Fire, were dispatched to Pitsburg Laura Rd just east of Gettysburg Pitsburg Rd reference to a minor injury accident. Initial investigation revealed that a 2004 Jeep, driven by Patricia Nichols (51) of Arcanum, was eastbound on Pitsburg Laura Rd. when a 2003 Pontiac, driven by a male subject, pulled out of a driveway striking
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Federal News Radio… Poll: Public confidence in federal workforce rebounds after shutdown, By Michael O'Connell -- Monday - 9/8/2014 -- Of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed in The George Washington University Battleground Poll, 73 percent said they had either "a lot" of respect (22 percent) or "some" confidence (51 percent) in civilian federal employees. Twenty-five percent said they had "little or no confidence" in the federal workforce. "These findings may not be a resounding affirmation of trust but they are significantly better than those recorded prior... read more.
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Man Arrested for Trafficking in Drugs in Darke County
On September 12, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at 153 South Main Street in Palestine, Ohio.   Bryan Adkins (35) of Palestine was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits the formal charge of
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President Barack Obama… Obama speech to combat ISIS
Sept. 10, 2014 - Good evening, I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. Let’s be clear: While this group may call itself the "Islamic State," it is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. Nor is
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NBC News… What Is the Midwest Enterovirus? 6 Things to Know, By Maggie Fox
A rare and usually mild virus is sending kids in several Midwest cities to the hospital, worrying parents and doctors alike. No child has died and they’re all likely to get better, but state and federal health officials are taking the reports seriously. Here’s what you need to know about enterovirus D68: How dangerous is this virus? It’s serious enough to worry the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has definitely put a few children into the hospital. How many exactly, CDC doesn’t
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Phone scams in Darke County
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports in the past few days from citizens who have received calls from individuals stating that they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller further states that if the party hangs up a Sheriff’s Deputy will respond to the person’s house and arrest them. Sheriff Spencer says this is nothing more than a SCAM and is warning citizens against giving the caller any
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Bluebag Media… Solving business’ emerging workforce challenges
GREENVILLE – “The issue is finding room in the school day… schools struggle to some extent from state and federal regulations,” said Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk. “There are a lot of changes local school leaders agree should be taught; there’s no room to make them.” Saluk said the businesses are clear on what they need from the “emerging workforce,” young people graduating from local schools. “What the
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… The Speaker’s Meeting with President Obama & Congressional Leaders on ISIL - WASHINGTON, DC – At the White House this afternoon, Speaker Boehner met with President Obama, Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, and Leader Pelosi for a discussion of the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  The President began the meeting by laying out some of the ideas he has already discussed publicly... read more.
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Bluebag Media… Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Dickey display opening
GREENVILLE – “This is significant,” said Garst Museum Executive Director Clay Johnson. “You don’t get a Major General to come here and speak, much less a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.” Major General James E. Livingston, USMC Retired, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1970, is the tentative speaker for the unveiling of the PFC Douglas
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Federal News Radio… Per diem rates to go unchanged in fiscal 2015, By Jason Miller
Federal employees on business travel next year will not have more money to spend on hotels and meals. The General Services Administration announced Friday in the Federal Register that the per diem rates for fiscal 2015 will not change from 2014. "The standard lodging per diem rate will remain at $83," GSA stated in the notice, which goes into effect Oct. 1. "The meals and incidental expense tiers also remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46 to $71." GSA raised the
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Bluebag Media… Resident must move clubhouse due to zoning violations
GREENVILLE – “It’s a clubhouse!!” said a frustrated Ralph Helmer. He wanted a safe place for his 21-month-old, Liam, to play, so he decided to build one. He asked his wife Casey to look up the requirements on the Internet. “I typed in Darke County,” she added, acknowledging she thought this was the correct starting place. Ralph said she found that no permit was required as long as the structure was under 15 feet tall
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Mercer County Sheriff… 22-year-old male arrested at 15-year-old girl’s home
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of a 22 year old male after he arranged and traveled to a rural Rockford area home to meet a 15 year old female for sex.  The male was arrested at the home of the female on September 7 at 12:30 AM.  Arrested for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana was John T. McDermitt of Leona Street, Celina.  McDermitt is currently incarcerated on a $100,000.00 bond in the Mercer County Adult
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Ruling on NAACP v. Husted: Voting Schedule
Regarding the ruling today in NAACP v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted: “My overarching principle for Ohio’s long-debated voting schedule is that all voters, no matter where they live, should have the same opportunity to vote. That’s why I have set uniform voting hours for all 88 counties and why I sent absentee ballot applications to voters statewide, so there would be no disparity in access
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Two arrested in Bunge Park
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports two individuals have been arrested as a result of increased patrols to Mercer County’s parks.  Arrested for public indecency was 30 year old Lauren Hart,  of Celina Ohio, and 44 year old Anthony Siler, of Lima Ohio.  Hart and Siler were found in a vehicle engaged in inappropriate activity for a park at 10:33 PM at Bunge Park
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Dayton Business Journal… Best school districts in the Dayton region for 2014; Versailles ranks No. 7 in region - By Don Baker - Aug 26, 2014 - Education is vital to the Dayton-region's economic recovery, which makes the quality of the local schools an extremely important piece of the larger recovery efforts. Having quality schools also helps attract top talent to the region's workforce. For many business leaders who move to a new area, schools are one of the single-most important factors in determining... read more.
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Felonious Assault
On September 2, 2014 at about 1953 hrs. officers responded to the 400-Block of E. Fourth St. on a report of a possible injury accident.  Upon investigating the incident, officers were able to determine that James Stewart, while operating  a motor vehicle, deliberately and with the intention of causing serious bodily harm struck the victim, Benjamin Jones. Benjamin Jones was taken by Care-Flight to Miami Valley Hospital. James Stewart
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Sheriff warns motorists to be alert; Seventh Annual Tour de Donut event
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Tour De Donut organizers would like to advise motorists to use caution while traveling on Southeast Darke County roadways this Saturday morning.  On September 6, 2014 beginning at 8AM the 7th Annual Tour De Donut bicycle riding event will be held in Southeast Darke County.  There are expected to be at least 2000 riders of all ages participating in this event that starts and ends in the Village of Arcanum
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FBI… A Case of Corporate Greed; Executives Sentenced in $750 Million Fraud Scheme
Two former top executives of a publicly traded medical device company were sentenced to lengthy prison terms last week for their roles in a massive fraud scheme that cost shareholders $750 million. Former ArthroCare Corporation Chief Executive Officer Michael Baker and Chief Financial Officer Michael Gluk were sentenced Friday to 20 years and 10 years in prison, respectively, for crimes including wire fraud and securities fraud. Two former
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