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Bluebag Media… Tri-Village preparing for CCP option in the fall
NEW MADISON – “Regardless of the program, we’re going to give our students what they need,” said Tri-Village Schools Superintendent Josh Sagester. Out of a junior-senior student body of 116, approximately 50 students are involved in some form of post-secondary learning. Tri-Village has 21 students taking IU East Dual Enrollment courses, 18 students taking Sinclair College Dual... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Visitors get chance to pet Ohio timber rattlesnake
GREENVILLE – “I don’t know… I’m scared of snakes,” said the young lady sitting next to her dad. As if to make her point, she snuggled a little closer, partially hiding behind his arm. “We have a snake at home,” her dad said, “but it isn’t a rattler.” Doug Wynn, retired teacher, herpetologist and visiting OSU Scholar, told a group of about 45 adults and children he had a relational reality with timber... read more 
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Bluebag Media… CCP can help provide productive workers
COLUMBUS – “I took public speaking and… you know… I didn’t die,” said Deborah Norris, Vice President Sinclair College. “It’s about the soft skills… communication.” Norris noted a tech start-up she led once. They were all engineers in their early 20’s. They arrived, opened their laptops… “Stop!” She told them. “Let’s talk. Let’s communicate!” Norris acknowledged they do... read more 
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Midmark 100 Year Anniversary Exhibit at Versailles Museum; Displaying artifacts of the company’s history -- DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2015 — Midmark Corporation today announced the opening of an exhibit on Feb. 8, 2015 at the Versailles Area Historical Museum in Versailles, Ohio to commemorate 100 years of business. The museum is located at 552 S. West Street in Versailles at the corner of Marker Road/State Route 121. On display at the museum will be artifacts, photos... read more 
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Sponsor A Bucket
Looking for a way to support the Darke County Park District? You can sponsor a bucket at the Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie Festival on Saturday, March 7th.  For a $30 donation, you will have your name placed on a sap bucket along the trail during the Festival.  Sponsors will also receive two complimentary tickets to the Waffle and Sausage Breakfast on March 7th from 8AM-Noon (a $10 value)... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Ansonia’s Edwards takes first in county spelling bee
UNION CITY – Good! Surprised! Excited! The top three spellers in the Darke County District Spelling Bee competition at Mississinawa Valley Jan. 22 expressed their elation simply… much more simply than some of the words they had to spell. Skylith Edwards, sixth grader at Ansonia Elementary went six rounds to defeat second place winner, Ansonia Junior... read more 
Edison Announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List
Edison Community College recognizes 401 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 Fall Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Listed in Alphabetical Order by City and Last Name. Anna: Amber Balling, Cynthia Ellenwood, Karen Hoaglin, Keith Hoying, Paul Roberts, Kristen Smith; Ansonia: Todd Archey... read more 
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Community Events Photo Gallery… A new Slide Show offering from County News Online
County News Online is offering a new way to look at Favorite Photos of individuals and events in Darke County… a slide show you can watch from beginning to end, pause on a photo you like, back up to see previous photos or fast forward to get past some photos to get to others. The program was set up by our webmaster, Kurt, at kometweb.com. Our initial offering is Favorite... read more 
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Bluebag Media… New GCSD van will save transportation dollars
GREENVILLE – “It’s hot off the line,” said Greenville City Schools Treasurer Carla Surber, noting the district’s new 9-passenger van was manufactured in December. It had 23 miles on it and, according to GCSD Superintendent Doug Fries, it’s one of the first vehicles they’ve actually bought new. “The vehicles we usually purchase are used.” Beth Cain, Transportation Supervisor for Greenville Schools... read more 
St. Mary’s School January Newsletter
Talk about shades of last winter! After a very restful two-week Christmas break, both teachers and students returned to school ready to go full force. That Monday had to be one of the smoothest and most productive teaching days I have ever had. Then winter in Ohio struck! Over the next two weeks, we had three snow days and three two-hour delays. So much for smoothness and productivity! In case you wonder how we teachers... read more 
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Marketing professionals join Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees
GREENVILLE, OH – The Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB) elected two new members to the board of trustees at its recent meeting. They are Mrs. Lisa Martin and Mrs. Terri Flood. Mrs. Lisa Martin has been a resident of Greenville most of her life and is a graduate of Greenville High School.  Fresh out of high school, Mrs. Martin began her career with Greenville National Bank... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Holiday issues no different for children in social services
GREENVILLE – Children who have been brought under the oversight of Darke County Job & Family Social Services didn’t seem to have any more holiday issues than any other child might have, according to Becky James, program administrator. “I know there are bad things that sometimes come out during the holidays,” she said, “but I haven’t experienced them here.” She noted there are... read more 
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Bluebag Media… GHS gears up for CCP classes in September
GREENVILLE – “This is a new way of doing post secondary education,” said Greenville Superintendent Doug Fries. “We may have to make adjustments, be flexible. But it’s a plus for kids.” With teachers credentialed to teach 14 subjects as College Credit Plus courses, Greenville High School is gearing up for the 2015-16 school year. “The idea is to get these kids started. With the course being... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Library to offer purple carrot, blue corn seeds
GREENVILLE – If given a choice between hybrid seeds for vegetables – such as “Cosmic Purple” carrots, “Blue Jade” corn and peach tomatoes – or the latest scientifically modified, pest-resistant, vegetables such as corn and soybeans (GMO’s, or Genetically Modified Organisms), which would you choose? According to Greenville Public Library staff member Rachel Brock... read more 
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Greyson Steyer Fund supports DCCA Family Theatre
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes the Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation for their support of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series.  “DCCA is pleased to receive continual generous support from community organizations such as the Greyson James Steyer Fund of the Darke County Foundation.  With their assistance we... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Parks district puts donated equipment to good use
GREENVILLE – “It (the chipper) was donated to us last year,” said Darke County Parks employee Wayne Nichols. “We collect Christmas trees every year… decided to try it and see if it worked.” It worked. Nichols said over a three-day period they’d chipped, or shredded, 37 trees. According to Laura Schweiderman, volunteer coordinator and naturalist, Darke County Solid Waste District Director... read more 
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Broomhall, Pressler CTC Students of the Month
The Greenville Career Tech Center announced the selection of the students of the month for December 2014  Kaleb Broomhall from the IMTV Program and Elizabeth Pressler from the Careers With Children Program. These students represent Greenville CTC at the highest level. The standards to be selected as the student of the month include: Service to the community and school... read more 
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Darke County Parks 2015 Photo Contest
After the great success of the 2014 photo contest, the Darke County Parks have decided to host a 2015 Photo Contest!  Amateur photographers, this is your chance to get your talents recognized.  Get outside and capture the beauty of YOUR Darke County Parks! Winning photos submitted to the Park District Photo Contest will be used to create a 2016 calendar!  Basic Rules include... read more 
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Teddy Bears & Friends for Wayne Healthcare patients blood drive
DARKE COUNTY, OH  Community Blood Center (CBC) For 19 years four area Lions Clubs have made hospital visits to Wayne HealthCare emergency room, urgent care, or hospital stays, during the Holiday Season, a little more comforting.  These area Lions Clubs have provided funding to purchase Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals, which are passed out to Wayne HealthCare patients... read more 
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Counting the Homeless in Darke County
January 27th is the date set for the Point-In-Time study of a twenty-four hour period to tally the number of sheltered homeless and those persons who are homeless and cannot be surveyed. There are those individuals living in cars, at campgrounds, under bridges or other locations throughout the county. Homelessness is not just in Greenville... read more 
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SSSF Scholarship Applications available
The Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund (SSSF) is announcing scholarship applications are available for Darke County students planning to attend college in the fall. Current and past recipients are also encouraged to apply. As available funds are limited each year, this is a competitive process based upon academic accomplishment, community service and active participation in any communications-related... read more 
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Art’s Heart
A message to pastors and the community, I have always enjoyed helping others.  Although this started early in my life, it became more apparent to me after my brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  My name is Art (nickname) Garland and God has put a desire upon my heart after my family experience with this disease. My brother and his little, Mini-Pin dog named "Peanut" moved into mom's house... read more 
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Cross, Hayes of BHHS Pro Realty Sponsor DCCA’s Taste of Wine and Jazz
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) recognizes Merry Lee Cross and Shaun Hayes of BHHS Pro Realty for their sponsorship of A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXVIII, set for Friday, January 16, 6:30 P.M. at Montage Cafe.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, DCCA welcomes Merry Lee Cross and Shaun Hayes of BHHS Pro Realty as a sponsor and thanks... read more 
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Fry & Company to Sponsor DCCA “Taste of Wine and Jazz”
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) recognizes Fry & Company for their sponsorship of A Taste Of Wine & Jazz XXVIII, set for Friday, January 16, 6:30 P.M. at Montage Cafe.  According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, DCCA thanks Fry & Company for their continued support of the arts in Darke County, as one of the first sponsors for... read more 
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MVCTC Students of the Month
Electives, Business, and Information Technology - Englewood, Ohio - The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Electives, Business, and Information Technology (EBIT) Department under the leadership of Supervisor, David Peltz, has started recognizing an EBIT Student of the Month.  This award will honor outstanding accomplishments and leadership... read more 
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Bluebag Media… FFA experience led to decision to teach
GREENVILLE – “A lot of it is patience,” said David Heffelfinger. “Theirs… yours… you never know. You have a plan. It looks really good on paper, then… (pause) Well, it doesn’t always work out that way.”Heffelfinger is one of the new teachers at Woodland Heights Primary School for 2014-15. His position – kindergarten teacher – is unique in that... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Adalynn Grace is Wayne Hospital’s New Year’s baby
GREENVILLE – “When she went into labor, I jumped up! I knew it,” said proud grandmother Lisa Brickler. “We’re having a New Year’s baby!!” Adalynn Grace Davis was born at Wayne Health Care Center Jan. 1 at 1:57 a.m. Weighing in at 8 lbs. 15 oz., 20.25 inches long, Adalynn was the hospital’s first baby of 2015. Mom, Brianna Brickler, 23, is a Greenville High School graduate... read more 
Transit continues to grow in Greenville
Pamela Garland, Public Transportation Director for the City of Greenville, announced the end of the year figures for Greenville Transit System (GTS).  GTS delivered 50,636 one-way trips during the year. This is an increase of 47.6% since 2009. 70% of riders qualified for the Elderly/Disabled half price fare while 30% were general public.  GTS provided rides to medical appointments, shopping, work, and education.  GTs also provides... read more 
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Greenville National Bank Announces Officer Promotions
In recognition of outstanding performance, increased responsibilities and significant contributions to the success of the organization, Greenville National Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions: Kent A. James, promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer; Michael L. Batten, promoted to Vice President, Consumer Loan Manager; Sherry M. Marten, promoted to Vice President, Investment Officer... 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: Boomer is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees. He is white with long hair. He is a gentle giant and weighs around 90 pounds. He is a sweet guy who loves attention... read more 
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BBBS hosts annual Christmas party
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County held its annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 6th at 36 Skate Club near Piqua.  Approximately 95 people, comprised of community volunteer mentors, Littles, BBBS board members and staff, were in attendance this year.  During the festivities and the excitement of skating, snacks and pizza were available, as well as prizes... read more 
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Bluebag Media… CCP seen as a positive for college-bound students
DARKE COUNTY – “Our goal is to give more students an affordable college opportunity,” said State Senator and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber about new legislation passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on June 16. HB 487 is designed to do exactly that. The bill creates the College Credit Plus (CCP) program which goes into effect the 2015-16... read more 
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CBC recognizes November & December donors
DARKE COUNTY, OH — Community Blood Center congratulates all of the following donors for reaching their Blood Donation milestones.  Thanks to the generosity of all donors many lives have been saved. Donors are recognized for their Life Time Donations (LTD) Milestones.  Every time a donor donates any blood product it is a donation.  Life Time Donations are a total of all your... read more 
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Greenville City School Update, Superintendent Douglas Fries
January 2015 - Greenville City Schools has had a great first semester to the 2014-2015 school year, both academically and with extra-curricular activities. Thanks to the hard work of our students and staff and support of our parents and community, the first semester is nearing the end and has been very educational. Students return from Winter Break on Monday... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Parents get family time courtesy of Gateway and the library
GREENVILLE – Thirty-five parents and children picked up their wooden toys Dec. 22 and began painting in Gateway’s third annual Santa’s Workshop at the Greenville Public Library. Two time slots were offered – 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – there were no registrations for the later hour but everything was ready to handle the influx at six. Approximately 200 wooden toys, big... read more 
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County News Online… New Community Events photos posted
With the slowdown of activity while schools are out of session and a multitude of Christmas events wrapped up came an opportunity to do what has literally been impossible throughout most of the year… update the Community Events photo gallery. Some events, such as Annie Oakley Weekend and Greenville First Fridays, were combined into a single gallery, while others, such as Prairie Days... read more 
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Compassion shared by "Art's Heart" By Art Garland
I have always enjoyed helping others. Although this started early in my life, it has became more apparent to me after my brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. My name is Art Garland and God has put a desire upon my heart after my family experience. My brother and his little, Min-Pin dog named "Peanut" moved into mom's house so she could help him through this disease. I would stop to visit almost... read more 
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Dayton Business Journal… Jessica Barry talks about being a BenGal, working with students and bad design, By Olivia Barrow, Dec 26, 2014 -- When Jessica Barry enrolled in the School of Advertising Art to become a graphic designer, she never imagined she'd one day be the president and owner of the school. Looking back, the 37-year-old says she's surprised with where her career took her. I was surprised to, since I had no idea it involved a seven-year stint as a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals... read more 
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Bluebag Media… East kids get a carnival break before the holiday
GREENVILLE – “Showtime,” said one of the teachers at East Intermediate School. Within seconds dozens of kids came charging out the gym where they’d been waiting for the “go” signal. The East School Carnival had begun. It was the last day of school before the Christmas break (Dec. 19) and the students who earned it got to take an hour out of their work schedule for fun and games... read more 
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