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Court News Ohio… Interstate Prisoner Transfer Agreement Applies to Those Incarcerated in County Jails, By Kathleen Maloney -- February 19, 2015 -- A statute governing the transfer of prisoners between states to deal with pending charges in another jurisdiction applies to inmates who have begun serving sentences in county jails, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today. The law incorporates an interstate compact that allows a jurisdiction to bring a person to trial on pending charge... read more.
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FBI… A Ponzi Scheme Collapses: Financial Crime Ring Uncovered, Criminals Brought to Justice -- 02/23/15 -- Nearly a dozen fraudsters who conspired to operate a $40 million Ponzi scheme will be spending plenty of time behind bars after a joint effort by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina. Among those now serving time is the scheme’s mastermind, Keith Franklin Simmons, who was sentenced... read more.
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Gov. John R. Kasich’s State of the State Address
Wilmington, Ohio -- Tuesday, February 24, 2015 -- SPEAKER ROSENBERGER: The House will come to order. I want to welcome you all here to Wilmington, Ohio. I'm really glad to be home. Before we get started and I make my introduction, I just first want to take the opportunity to thank my neighbors, my friends, our community, the legislators, the governor, Senator Faber, and all those who have made today possible
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Rejects Petition for Marijuana Legalization 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 use in the state. On February 13th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Medical Marijuana and Personal Use Amendment,” from the group Responsible Ohio
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Bluebag Media: Greenville Police Beat… Suspect forces way into residence; faces several charges - Feb. 20, 2015 - On February 6 police responded to 215 1/2 Harrison Ave. regarding a forced entry into a residence. The suspect, Clayton Hans, reportedly went up the rear steps of his wife’s new residence, pushed the door open and entered the residence despite her attempts to stop him. The victim repeatedly told him to leave. Her friend, Justin Pelsy, heard the argument... read more.
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… Mandel Partners with the State Library to Publish Historical Financial Reports - COLUMBUS - As part of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's mission to create a more open and transparent government, the Ohio Treasurer's office is pleased to announce a partnership with the State Library of Ohio to present an online compilation of Annual Reports published by the Treasurer's office since the early 1800s. This collaborative project... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Snowmobile trespassing complaints
Monday, February 23, 2015 -- Sheriff Toby Spencer would like to remind all who enjoy the winter season and snow that it is illegal to trespass on to another's property without permission. The Sheriff's Office received several complaints during the last snowfall of snowmobiles trespassing and damaging winter wheat crops. Sheriff Spencer wants to let everyone know that if a complaint is filed or anyone
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohio Joins Challenge of Sysco and US Foods Merger
FTC, States Cite Competition and Cost Concerns over Proposed Merger of Two Largest Food Distributors -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has joined the Federal Trade Commission and the attorneys general of nine other states and the District of Columbia in challenging the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods — the nation’s two
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Mercer HIT arrest
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Police Chief Tom Wale reports the arrest of a male on drug related charges.  On February 17, 2015 at 6:13 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle behind J’s bar on SR 703.  Deputies received information from HIT (Heroin Interdiction Team) of a male possibly transporting drugs back to Mercer County.  During a search of the vehicle deputies and a patrolman from Celina PD located a syringe and 4 capsules with suspected heroin inside
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Federal News Radio… OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016, By Jason Miller
Tuesday - 2/17/2015 - The White House is warning Congress and agencies that if cuts from sequestration return in fiscal 2016, the impact would be great. In a report sent to Congress on Feb. 2, but posted only in the last week or so, Shaun Donovan, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote that if lawmakers don't act, agencies would have to reduce their discretionary budgets by more than $90.4 billion. "Based on the estimates in that report
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From Dayton Business Journal… Higher ed upheaval is great for this entrepreneur
Craig Douglas, Managing Editor, Boston Business Journal -- The UpTake: Tony Friscia sees himself more as a data man, a researcher with a penchant for connecting the dots in a way that helps clients help themselves. And right now colleges need help. Lots of it, in fact. Tony Friscia is not an academic, nor does he present himself as an expert when it comes to running a college. On the surface
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Darke County Sheriff… Vandalia Man Arrested for Trafficking and Possession of Drugs
February 19, 2015 - On February 19, 2015, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Greenville Police Department, conducted a drug operation in the 800 Block of Martin Street in Greenville, Ohio. The Darke County Sheriff’s Special Response Team took Sean T. Marcum (21) of Vandalia into custody without incident.  This stems from an ongoing
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City of Greenville to Discuss Improvements to North Broadway
Greenville, Ohio – The City of Greenville has recently began the design phase for a series of roadway projects to occur in the public right-of-way of North Broadway from the traffic circle to Russ Road. These collective improvements will include a new surface asphalt, replacement/installation of curb & sidewalk, and the addition of storm drainage appurtenances
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Ohio Poultry Owners Advised to Increase Biosecurity as Virus Spreads in Western U.S., By Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County -- Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that Ohio’s commercial producers and backyard chicken enthusiasts alike take precautions to protect their flocks. The strains... read more.
Federal News Radio… 30K furloughs imminent if Congress can't pass DHS spending bill, By Sean McCalley and the Associated Press - Monday - 2/9/2015 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will have to furlough at least 30,000 employees if Congress doesn't pass a spending bill to cover DHS funding beyond Feb. 27. Those furloughs could still happen if Congress decides to kick the can and pass another continuing resolution, the agency's Chief Financial Officer Chip Fulghum told... read more.
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Celina resident threatens to jump from water tower
On 02/16/2015 the Celina Police Department handled two calls involving 31 year old Reuben Rios of Celina.  At about 5:00 PM officers were sent to the Shell gas station in the 300 block of S. Main St. upon a report of Rios attempting entry into an employee’s car and attempting to steal a candy bar.  Officers spoke with Rios and he denied the allegation.  He
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Former Teacher Charged with Sexual Battery
(CAMPBELL, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a former Mahoning County high school teacher has been arrested in connection with an investigation regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Shannon Pavlansky-Wojtowicz, 30, of Campbell, turned herself in to the Campbell Police Department this afternoon after a warrant for her arrest was issued on a felony charge of sexual battery
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Attorney Mike General DeWine… DeWine Files Suit Against New York Debt Collector
(DAYTON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a Buffalo, New York, debt collector accused of impersonating Ohio government agencies and threatening consumers with arrest while attempting to collect debts. The lawsuit accuses Nationwide Recovery Group LLC and its owner, Michael P. McCarthy, of violating the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle Introduces Bills Focused on Children
COLUMBUS– Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today introduced Senate Bill 39, which will create a penalty for failing to yield in a school zone crosswalk. “After speaking with our local prosecutors, I learned there is not a law that specifically addresses pedestrians, including children, who are hit in a school zone. Very often, the choices prosecutors have are either too severe, or not severe enough,” said Beagle
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The Hill… Governors, senators set for 2016 brawl, By Peter Schroeder
The Republican presidential primary is shaping up to be a battle between the statehouse and the statesmen. Current and former governors such as Jeb Bush (Fla.), Scott Walker (Wis.) and Chris Christie (N.J.) are touting their hands-on experience outside of Washington as a major asset against Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. But those eyeing the White House from Capitol Hill are punching back, dismissing
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DeWine reaches $105,000 settlement with Massachusetts telemarketer
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a settlement with a Massachusetts-based business that allegedly solicited Ohioans for charitable donations while misleading consumers into thinking the calls were coming from a charity, versus a business. Integral Resources Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Secretary of State Jon Husted… Husted letter to Obama on immigration actions
COLUMBUS – In a recent letter to President Barack Obama, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted raised concerns that the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions may have implications on the integrity of elections. These executive actions increase the potential that non-citizens may illegally register and vote by granting millions
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Attorney Mike General DeWine… DeWine announces more than 6,200 Sexual Assault Kits tested
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now tested more than 6,200 sexual assault kits as part of a special initiative to test rape kits that had not before been tested for DNA. As of February 1, 2015, BCI forensic scientists have tested 6,275 rape kits as part of Attorney General DeWine's
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Dayton Business Journal… Bad news for travelers flying through Dayton International Airport
Feb 4, 2015 -- The Dayton International Airport may be at risk of losing its reputation as one of the most affordable airports. In fact, the average airfare at Dayton during the third quarter of 2014 jumped 9.2 percent compared to the previous year, which was the second highest of any U.S. airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation shows the average airfare out of Dayton was $434 in the latter part of 2014, compared to $398 the previous year
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Darke County Sheriff… Two dead in fatal crash on SR571
Greenville – On February 8, 2015 at 9:37 p.m. Darke County Sheriff Deputies, along with Union City, Ohio Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to SR571 west of Kniseley Rd. reference to a single vehicle rollover accident.  While units were in route dispatch was advised that a second vehicle had just struck a passer by who had stopped to render aid. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Kia
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Celina officer saves elderly woman’s life
On February 3rd shortly before 11:00 PM Sgt. Kent Taylor of the Celina Police Dept. was on foot patrolling the neighborhood in the 1100 block of Princeton and performing house checks.  It was below freezing when he noticed something in a backyard moving.  Upon a closer check he found an 82 year old woman, injured and lying face down in the snow on a patch of ice. This
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