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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle, Lehner Reintroduce Legislation Aimed at Keeping Renters Safe -- COLUMBUS– State Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) today reintroduced legislation aimed at keeping renters safe in the event of a fire. The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property. “When a fire breaks out, tenants have only moments to make a decision about how to safely escape... read more.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Disaster relief available for those affected by severe weather
Residents and Businesses Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding Between June 7 and July 29 Eligible for Low-Interest Loans -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that new federal assistance is available to homeowners, renters, and small business owners in Darke and Mercer Counties that experienced financial loss due to severe.
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Disaster assistance available through Indiana
Good afternoon. I wanted to share with you all this very important information relative to a federal declaration that has been issued to the State of Indiana that opens up potential assistance for Darke County home owners, renters and small businesses that received damage from flooding in July. Based on a request from the state of Indiana, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a declaration for.
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Senator Brown… Federal Firefighter Funding awarded in New Madison
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the New Madison Community Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded $19,745 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. “Firefighters and first responders.
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Bluebag Media… The way she connected with people was special
GREENVILLE – “She had a deep soul,” said Jim Steinle. He said all parents think their children are special but there was something about Kate… “She was different in the way she connected with people.” Steinle and a friend had gone into the city, San Francisco, July 1 to visit his daughter Kate. They had lunch, then decided to take a.
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Bluebag Media… High school to be ready for student Day 1
GREENVILLE – Will the high school be finished by start of school? Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries leaned back and smiled. “We believe so,” he said. Construction people gone? “We will have building occupancy,” he responded. Notably pleased with how well work had gone on the high school remodel, Fries added “as with any major project, we will have.
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Two fatal accidents in Mercer County
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today that his office is investigating a pair of fatal accidents that occurred over the weekend. The first accident occurred on State Route 219 just West of Gause Rd. in Butler Township. On August 22, 2015 at 11:26 am Central Dispatch received several 911 calls of a two-vehicle injury accident at that location.  The callers indicated one vehicle.
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Making the Case for Medication to Fight Heroin Addiction, By Stephanie Beougher
August 21, 2015 -- National and state policymakers came together to discuss how to safely incorporate the use of medication assisted treatment in drug courts. The Medication Assisted Treatment Forum was hosted by the Ohio Supreme Court Office of Court Services Specialized Dockets Section at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center on Aug. 17-18. The event brought together.
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Fire Department solicitation not authorized
Greenville Fire Chief Mark Wolf: It has come to my attention that an organization located in Illinois has been calling businesses in the City of Greenville soliciting money for the purpose of producing an ad calendar or memo board for distribution by the Greenville Fire Department.  This solicitation has not been authorized by me or the Administration of the City of Greenville.  Please do not respond to the solicitation
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DeWine, OSUCCC Warn of E-Cigarette Use Among Youth
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Peter Shields, MD, Deputy Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) today warned parents about the risks of e-cigarette use among children and young adults.
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Union City PD Investigates Methamphetamine Lab
On August 18, 2015, Union City Ohio Police Department responded to a call at 510 E. Wall Street in reference to a methamphetamine lab.    Union City Police Department located the methamphetamine lab which was still producing hydrogen chloride gases.  The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Clandestine Lab team was called in to assist.  The.
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Greenville Police Department… 2015 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Greenville, OH – The Greenville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2015 National DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Campaign.  During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists, August 19th – September 7th.
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Bluebag Media… DP&L donation helps “fuel” auto tech’s Volt purchase
GREENVILLE – “I loved it,” said Carla Surber, Greenville City School District Treasurer. “It has a different feel to it… I really like it.” Surber was one of the early drivers of the district’s new electric car, a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. It is an “extended range electric,” which means it uses batteries but when the charge gets low a gasoline engine automatically starts up to charge the batteries.
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Bluebag Media… Local women urged to get mammograms
GREENVILLE – “Any woman can call me for assistance if they want a mammogram screening,” said Jill Brown, Cancer Coordinator at Wayne HealthCare. Breast Cancer Awareness of Darke County will pay for the uninsured or under-insured to get this service, she added. “There is no excuse for a woman not to have a mammogram.” Why should it be done? Nationwide the chance.
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Bluebag Media… Two school districts to have in-house youth advocates
GREENVILLE – Two Family Mentor/Youth Advocates should be in place by the beginning of the school year, according to Jeff Vaughn, Director of Gateway Youth Programs. One will be at Tri-Village High School; the other at Mississinawa Valley High School. Interviews will begin shortly for the two part-time positions. The original grant application had called for a third one.
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Ohio Senate… Faber, Beagle Encourage Small Businesses to Take Advantage of Economic Injury Disaster Loans -- COLUMBUS- Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) urged local businesses and agricultural cooperatives that have recently experienced rain and flooding damage  to take advantage of federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that small businesses... read more.
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AG Mike DeWine… 49 AGs Reach $71 Million Settlement with Amgen over Drug Marketing
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with 48 other attorneys general, today announced a $71 million settlement with the pharmaceutical company Amgen over allegations that it unlawfully promoted two of its drugs, Aranesp and Enbrel. Ohio will receive $1,856,585 as part of the settlement. Aranesp is used to treat certain types of anemia by stimulating bone marrow.
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Beagle Explores Dayton RiverScape Developments
COLUMBUS– Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) recently traveled the Mad River by kayak into Downtown Dayton for a firsthand view of the riverfront improvements to RiverScape MetroPark funded through state capital funds. “Dayton’s redevelopment plans are gaining momentum and projects like the RiverScape MetroPark and the RiverRun Mural.
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School Bus safety
It is the time of the year for all of the local schools to go back into session.  With that comes renewed concerns for our children’s safety and the safety of the motoring public.  Flashing yellow and red lights are a sure signal to drivers that school buses are making you aware that children will soon be boarding or departing the bus.  Drivers need.
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CBS News.com… Father of slain S.F. woman Kathryn Steinle supports anti-"sanctuary city" laws - The father of Kathryn Steinle, the San Francisco woman who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier by an immigrant in the country illegally, urged lawmakers to consider changes to the country's immigration laws in order to more effectively get criminal felons off the streets. "Our family realized the complexity of immigration... read more.
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West Central Ohio Chambers Wage and Benefits Survey Deadline Extended
GREENVILLE - Five chambers of commerce in West Central Ohio have rolled out a new wage and benefits survey to their members after local businesses expressed the need. The survey deadline has been extended to Friday, August 21, at the request of multiple businesses. West Central Ohio chambers’ wage and benefits survey is a collaborative effort of the Celina-Mercer.
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Faber Praises Local Honda Plants for Environmental Stewardship
COLUMBUS- Today Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) congratulated three Honda plants in East Liberty, Anna and Marysville for receiving the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for environmental stewardship. "Winning this award twice in the past three years speaks to Honda's remarkable dedication to keeping our environment safer and cleaner for Ohioans," said Faber. "Honda is a perfect example of a company.
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MSN.com… Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble (Credentials Optional), The New York Times, By Motoko Rich -- ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education — a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined... read more.
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AG Mike DeWine… Middle School Assistant Coach Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
(AUSTINTOWN, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the arrest of a middle school assistant coach on child pornography charges. Rex Bosley, 59, of Austintown, was arrested this afternoon and charged with one felony count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, one felony count of pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one felony count of illegal.
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Fair safety committee reminds citizens of traffic pattern change
The Darke County Fair Safety Committee would like to remind the local citizens of the traffic pattern that will be in place during the Great Darke County Fair.  As many may recall last year, a new traffic pattern was put into effect at Gate 1 of the Darke County Fairgrounds.  Gate 1 is located at the intersection of Sweitzer Street and Birt Street.  The purpose of the change is to improve the overall safety of pedestrian.
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Joy FM donated to Indiana radio station
Christian radio in East Central Indiana will continue stronger than ever, thanks to an agreement announced between Positive Alternative Radio and STAR Educational Media Network. PAR is donating its station, WJYW, known on the air as “Joy FM” to STAR, along with two translators in the Richmond, Indiana area. STAR and PAR signed legal documents July 29 for an effective date of Aug. 15, pursuant to.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… USDA agricultural disaster status given to eight western Ohio counties - Agricultural Producers in Butler, Darke, Defiance, Hamilton, Mercer, Paulding, Preble, and Van Wert Counties are Eligible for USDA Assistance - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Butler, Darke, Defiance, Hamilton, Mercer... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Drug Bust on Water Street in Greenville
On August 12th, 2015 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Drug unit and Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Police, executed a search warrant at 311 W. Water St. Greenville, OH stemming from a crack cocaine trafficking investigation. Tarrelle L. Sumlin of Greenville, Ohio was taken into custody without incident by Darke County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.  Sumlin is currently being.
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City of Greenville… Additional NO PARKING Areas During The Great Darke County Fair
The City of Greenville Street Department will be installing temporary No Parking on the following streets from Thursday Aug. 20 through Saturday Aug. 29: Central Ave. from Sherman St. to Birt St. (Both sides of street); Martz St. from Ft. Jefferson Ave. to Sweitzer St. (South side of street); Martz St. from Central Ave. to Harrison Ave. (Both sides of street); Martz St. from Harrison Ave.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Domestic Violence suspect tased
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of a 34 year old Joshua Dorsten of 110 West Mill Street in Mendon.  On August 8, 2015 at 9:13 AM.  Deputies responded to the Mill Street address in reference to a domestic.  While deputies were talking with Mr. Dorsten he grabbed a long gun, and a struggle ensued.  Once the weapon was.
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MSN Money… Battle lines form in fight over Social Security payment reductions, by Eric Pianin
With as many as 11 million Americans facing a 19 percent cut in their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits next year absent intervention by Congress and the White House, Republican lawmakers are suddenly moving to devise a plan to avert the crisis. The Republicans are considering an approach that combines money-saving reforms to the   disability insurance program and a substantial “loan” from the much larger old age.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Applications for Campus Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Grants now being accepted -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that his office is now accepting grant applications for several million dollars in competitive grant funds that will be directed towards strengthening sexual assault victim advocacy programs on the campuses of Ohio's colleges and universities. The $3 million in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants... read more.
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber… Faber Talks Tax Reform, Higher Education
COLUMBUS- Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) yesterday spoke to the Celina Rotary Club about the highlights of the recently-passed state operating budget and the ongoing effort to improve higher education affordability. The Rotary Club, of which Faber is a member, met at the Mercer County Civic Building to hear an update on the initiatives Faber has led to make Ohio a more attractive.
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Washington Post… Shifting the mind-set for veterans moving from battlefield to classroom, By T. Rees Shapiro -- Matt Menezes was a decorated combat soldier who served two tours in the valleys of Afghanistan. But one of the toughest challenges of his life came when he decided to leave the Army and prepare for his next deployment: college. The shift to civilian life can be a stress-filled departure from the discipline and structure of the military. The transition from the battlefield to the classroom, however, can be even more daunting... read more.
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Mercer Citizen’s Academy Class
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced today that his office will be hosting a Citizen Academy in October of 2015.  The purpose of the academy is to give residents of Mercer County the opportunity to see an overview of Sheriff’s Office, and how it differs from other law enforcement agencies. This will be the second citizen’s academy for the Sheriff’s Office.  The first Mercer County.
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Bluebag Media… Saluk notes cooperation as key to success
VERSAILLES – How do you sell your community to somebody who doesn’t know it well? That was the question Economic Development Director Marc Saluk posed to over 100 Partnering for Progress members and invited guests at Stillwater Valley Golf Course July 24. At the top of the list for the quarterly presentation was private-public cooperation. “There are still communities.
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber… Faber Pays Tribute to Army Cpl. Nathan B. Carse
COLUMBUS- Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today honored fallen combat engineer Army Cpl. Nathan B. Carse at a memorial highway naming ceremony in Carse's hometown of Harrod, Ohio. Legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly designates State Route 309 from South Phillips Rd. to South Pevee Rd. in Allen County as "Army Cpl. Nathan B. Carse Memorial Highway.
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FBI… Cold Case Investigation: Solving a Decades-Old Mystery
08/03/15 -- Tonya Hughes was just shy of her 21st birthday on a spring day in 1990 when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Oklahoma City. She died five days later, but the investigation into her suspicious death led to a mystery—and a murder—that took decades to fully unravel. That’s because Tonya Hughes was not who anyone thought she was—and neither was her husband.
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber… Faber Honors Memory of Captain Dennis L. Pintor
COLUMBUS- Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today honored fallen soldier Captain Dennis Pintor at a memorial highway dedication ceremony held at Elida High School, where Pintor graduated from in 1992. "It's fitting that we gather here at Elida High, where Dennis Pintor played sports and studied hard to make it into the U.S. Military Academy, to remember his life.
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FBI… E-mail Extortion Campaigns Threatening Distributed Denial of Service Attacks - The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently received an increasing number of complaints from businesses reporting extortion campaigns via e-mail. In a typical complaint, the victim business receives an e-mail threatening a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack to its Website unless it pays a ransom. Ransoms vary in price and are usually demanded in Bitcoin. Victims that do not pay the ransom receive a subsequent threatening... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Rejects Petition for Medical Cannabis Amendment
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would attempt to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state. On July 20th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Ohio Medical.
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Bluebag Media… Delaplane to finish term, not seek re-election
GREENVILLE – “I guess this will be my first announcement… the proper way,” Darke County Commissioner Diane Delaplane said, grinning. She’d mentioned it at a Republican Executive meeting; simply made the comment “I won’t be running for re-election, but will complete my term.” The rest is history. Word got out. There was no specific reason for her decision but rather a combination of factors.
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