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Annie Oakley Festival Parade returns
Downtown Greenville – July 25 – 10 a.m.  -- The Annie Oakley Festival Committee proudly announces the return of the Annie Oakley Parade. We are looking forward to providing an exciting, family and community oriented parade, for the entire Darke County area.  We are grateful for the overwhelming support and words of encouragement for the return of this wonderful parade. To make this parade an enormous success, we need your help... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Student achievement recognized in East awards assembly
GREENVILLE – Feb. 13 was awards time at East Intermediate School, but before the gymnasium had filled and East Principal Kitty Zumbrink got to the business at hand, a “young” lady, Cindi Koontz, stole the show. She wore a huge heart with the message “East – I’m back” with lots of small hearts in different sizes and colors, rose-tinted heart-shaped glasses, braided hair... read more 
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The Perfect Wingman, By Will McCabe
Hey single guys, have you ever been in a social situation where you needed someone to help you sort through all of the people and find a girl to talk to? Have you been trying to find the nerve to talk to that cute girl in the corner but don’t have the strength or encouragement to do so? Is that girl you were hoping to talk to by yourself actually with other people at the moment? Well, then you need a wingman... read more 
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Dayton Business Journal… Dayton-area college scores for producing CEOs
Feb 17, 2015 -- A local university is churning out some notable leaders. That's the finding from Equilar, which studies executive compensation. The report looked at CEOs of new public companies that had their IPOs in 2014. Only companies that raised at least $100 million were considered for the list. And Miami University produced leaders for two of the companies last year... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Three Versailles students in top 5 at district POP
BOTKINS – Your best friend collapses; rushed to the hospital. For the next year the youngster supports her friend… they will get through it together. At some point, however, the child begins to see her friend losing ground. At some point, she has to accept reality and say good-bye… “I love you, mom.” Two students shared a bond… that of being unpopular in their school. Then they meet a girl who... read more 
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Bluebag Media… House of Hope for girls planned for August
GREENVILLE – The question was… “Since most of the girls will not want to be there…” The response was… “ALL of the girls will not want to be there.” Amy Raynes, MA, President and CEO of House of Hope Dayton, was at Kiwanis of Greenville Feb. 11 to continue her campaign for support for an alternative to juvenile detention for unruly and delinquent girls. She noted while Dayton... read more 
Tenant Based Rental Subsidy
Community Action Partnership has received funding from the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) in partnership with Darke County Commissioners for tenant based rental subsidy (TBRA) throughout Darke County. Preference will be given to those who are homeless, veterans, and whose income... read more 
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American Legion donates to Special Olympics
Darke County Special Olympics is beginning the 38th year of providing athletic opportunities for students and adults with varying types of disabilities from the Darke County and Greenville City Schools and Wayne Industries.  Volunteer director of Darke County Special Olympics Cindy Rose, on the left, is shown receiving a check from... read more 
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Faber, Buchy Recognize State Champion Football Teams
COLUMBUS – Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) yesterday recognized the the Marion Local and Minster High School football teams for capturing the Ohio High School Athletic Association's 2014 state titles. “The Midwest Athletic Conference once again delivered two more state football championships,” Buchy said... read more 
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Edison’s Medical Assistant Program Exceeds Standards
Edison Community College’s Medical Assistant (MA) program recently received high commends. The program has once again exceeded the thresholds held by its accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). Reviewed annually by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Edison’s MA program is measured against such standards... read more 
Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services 
Lima, OH, February 17, 2015 – PERRY proTECH today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Interest huge in Keiser Longtown presentation
GREENVILLE – “This is the largest response we have ever had,” said Greenville librarian Deb Cameron as she looked upon a crowd of about 100 people filling every vacant seat in the room and overflowing into the lobby. She was introducing Connor Keiser, who was there to talk about “Longtown: A Reason to Celebrate African History Month.” Earlier she said people started coming... read more 
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Tutoring With A Twist, By Kayli Duncan, We Are the Majority Peer Leader
Does your child need after school help? We Are the Majority, a group founded by Recovery and Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio, is now offering study sessions after school. These study sessions are held for students third through sixth grade at Gateway Youth Programs. Gateway is located at 116 East Third Street in downtown Greenville. Study Sessions begin at approximately 3:45 and end at 5:15... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Federal Reserve VP says economy better than 6 years ago
GREENVILLE – “The projection for real estate is looking good,” said local Realtor and Past President of the Darke County Board of Realtors Aleene Cromwell. “2015-2016 are good times!” Her comment Feb. 6 at the 8th Annual Darke County Chamber of Commerce Ground Hog Day Breakfast was echoed by the event’s featured speaker, LaVaughn M. Henry, Ph.D., vice president and senior... read more 
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Edison Community College… Minnich is new SBDC Director and Workforce Sales Development
Edison Community College is pleased to announce and welcome Lori Minnich as the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and workforce sales development. Minnich will be responsible for providing consultation for small business start-ups and growing businesses throughout the Upper Miami Valley. Additionally, she joins the Edison’s Business and Industry sales team... read more 
Sidney-Shelby Cty Chamber Foundation Awards Funding to BBBS
The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber Foundation recently awarded $500.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.    Big Brothers Big Sisters was chosen to receive funding because of its continued efforts to make a positive impact in “at risk” children.   The funding will be used towards technology devices to be used in the STEM curriculm for the school mentoring program that pairs high... read more 
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Bluebag Media… ACES gets support for grant to help at-risk youth
GREENVILLE – The Community Connectors Grant requires partnering with at least one school district with a high percentage of students living in poverty and not graduating on time… done. It requires a faith based organization in each district to work in the program… done. And it requires partnering with at least one local business. That was accomplished... read more 
DP&L Donates to BBBS
Dayton Power & Light Foundation has recently donated $7,000.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.  The donation was awarded as a grant to help fund the after-school Buddies program. “The support we receive from DP&L Foundation goes a long way with helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with supplies, recruitment, and professionally supporting our six after school programs. We are very excited and appreciative of all the support... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Arcanum’s CCP goal is a year and a half of college credit
ARCANUM – Arcanum-Butler School District will be offering 13 classes in the CCP program this fall. “We have teachers in virtually every department who are qualified,” said Superintendent John Stephens. He said most of his students are still on campus using Arcanum teachers through the district’s Dual Enrollment Option with Urbana University. He added they had 12 or 13 students... read more 
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Break the Blahs of Winter! Save a Life! 
Are you ready to break the blahs of winter with a life saving party?  It is a party that may actually benefit you, your family and the community.  Learn CitizensCPR, the hands-on only CPR, in just 30 minutes and then kick off the party. What a great way to get together a regular group of friends, your organization, your staff, a Sunday school class, a family reunion or your clients. Most people... read more 
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Fort GreeneVille DAR donates to Library
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently donated two genealogy books to the Greenville Public Library’s Genealogy Room. The books, Mercer County Deaths Vol. 1 and 2, list Mercer County obituaries which will aid in local genealogy research. The books were donated in memorial to chapter members Martha Labig, Zerma Weiss, Anabelle Stamper... read more 
Sorghum Press Needed   
Can you help us?  The Darke County Park District is looking for a 19th century sorghum or cane mill.  We are interested in expanding our historical programming and would like to venture into making sorghum syrup... read more 
SNB presents original Ackley print to fair
February 10. Second National Bank President John Swallow presents Great Darke County Fair Manager Daryl Riffle a Paul Ackley original print for display... read more 
St. Marys School February Newsletter
Last Thursday my first graders were really excited. We finally got to put up a snowy tag on the weather graph during math meeting time. The snow never seemed to be falling at the time we did the weather graph, which is pretty frustrating for first graders. I made sure we moved the math meeting along at a fair clip in order to be able to graph the falling snow. Later that day we had a snow squall and my second graders were... read more 
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Bluebag Media… CCP on a high school campus is a complex issue
PITSBURG – “Bizarre,” said a teacher at Franklin Monroe High School about College Credit Plus (CCP). He later shrugged his shoulders and said, “I’m a teacher. I do what they tell me.” Jim Gish, counselor at Franklin Monroe, was more vocal about it. “We were just flabbergasted when we heard about it,” he said. He added an ODE (Ohio Department... read more 
Revised Fairboard petition requirements
February 3, 2015 - Greenville OH - The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair have revised the Darke County Agricultural Society’s Fairboard Member Board petition requirements. Per the October 1, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes, effective immediately, all future Fairboard candidates will be required to attend two Fairboard meetings prior to picking up a Fairboard petition. This requirement goes with the existing requirements of:  Must be a minimum... read more 
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Bluebag Media… ESC, Light Foundation get families outside to explore
GREENVILLE – It was 24 degrees outside and about 30 families showed up… Angie McMurry, Educational Service Center (ESC) Science Curriculum Coordinator was delighted. “It exceeded my expectations,” she said. The Light Project, a pilot program being funded by the Light Foundation and conducted by ESC, brought first graders and their families to Matt Light’s Chenoweth Trails for the first... read more 
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Pets of the week
GREENVILLE - The Darke County Animal Shelter has many pets available for adoption, including several breeds of dogs, as well as cats and kittens. The Friends of the Shelter choose pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Sissy is a 7 year old Husky mix. She is white with long hair. She is friendly girl and knows some commands. She isn’t fond of cats. She will make... read more 
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Greenville High School… How Did Greenville High School’s Auto-Tech Program Become a Crown Jewel, By Carl Brown, Assistant Principal -- What makes the Automobile Technology program of Greenville High School to be one of national recognition?  Certainly eight National Championships in the Skills USA Competition (2001-2003 & 2005-2009) draws a special light on the program.   It goes without saying that over the years the program has attracted developed and produced some... read more 
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Bluebag Media… GSD’s K-8 delayed a semester, high school on schedule
GREENVILLE – Weather and budget control has delayed the finished construction of the K-8 facility on North Ohio Street a semester; renovation of Greenville Senior High School, however, is a little ahead of schedule. “We will start moving in (to the K-8 facility) during Christmas break of 2016,” said Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries. “Classes will start in January 2017.” He... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Wambold's Amazing Animals Show
For more than thirty years Robert and Diane Moyer have been training and caring for our animal companions of many species, from Horses to Dogs to Ponies, Camels, Llamas, Tigers, Lions and Elephants. After performing on almost every major American Circus, they proudly present their most accomplished presentation, “WAMBOLDS AMAZING ANIMALS”. A 30-minute educational... read more 
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Another Successful DCCA A Taste of Wine & Jazz XXVIII; Sponsored by Kent & Melinda Myers
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) recognizes Kent & Melinda Myers for their sponsorship of the recent A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXVIII, held January 16, at Montage Cafe.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, DCCA thanks Kent & Melinda Myers for their continued support of the arts in Darke County, their commitment ensures continuing the party that... read more 
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CBC celebrates Vectren for 10 years of scholarships
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center (CBC) is celebrating 10 years of partnering with Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) to award college scholarships to high school seniors who creatively challenge their peers to be blood donors.  Vectren has provided $50,000 in tuition assistance since first sponsoring the original CBC “Save Our Supply” scholarship in 2005. Vectren’s $5,000 pledge... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Patrick wants more students staying on campus
PITSBURG – “We want our role models on campus,” said Franklin Monroe Superintendent Jeff Patrick. “I have very few juniors and seniors here… we lose them when they take Post Secondary (Enrollment Opportunity Program, PSEOP) classes.” Many students will take their Edison Community College classes in the early afternoon and... read more 
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James Sommer earns OSBA award
COLUMBUS – James A. Sommer, a board member of the Greenville City School Board, will be presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Award of Achievement at one of the association’s regional spring conferences to be held in Clayton on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The Award of Achievement is given to school board members... read more 
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Great Darke County Fair… Velma Campbell 2015 Parade Marshall
The Directors for The Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that Velma Campbell has been selected as the 2015 Parade Marshall. Velma was elected in August of 1998 for a 1-year term. The Fairboard expanded to 11 members in 1999 and Velma was re-elected in August of 1999 for a full 3-year term, making 1999 her... read more 
2015 Tree Sale Underway
The Darke Soil & Water Conservation District is conducting its annual tree seedling sale until March 27. The 2-3 year seedlings are bare root stock and each tree is dipped into a preservative gel to keep roots moist.   Our seedlings are packaged in groups of five.  An assortment of tree packets are offered for sale to urban and rural landowners. The plant varieties are selected for their popularity and hardiness in the Darke County area. This is an economical way... read more 
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County News Online… 2014 Favorite Photos now in a slideshow
The County News Online Favorite Photos of 2014 are now available to viewers in a slideshow format… actually two sets of 130 each. Your math is correct… there are a total of 260 photos picked as favorites for last year. All attempts at trimming them down failed and a single set lasting 13 minutes would try the patience of most viewers. The majority of these photos were taken on assignment... read more 
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Bluebag Media… EUM Preschool promotes fall enrollment with Frozen
GREENVILLE – “We brainstormed ideas on how to promote the preschool to the community,” said EUM Christian Preschool Director Elaine Snyder. “We wanted to come up with something to attract families; offer a fun thing for families on a Friday night.” They decided on a movie. Despite the possibility the movie might already be in the homes of most – if not all – of their intended audience... read more 
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