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Injury Accident on Littles Road
On January 29, 2015 at approximately 9:17 AM Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue, New Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2800 Block of Littles Road in reference to a rollover injury accident into a creek bed. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Ranger Extended cab truck, driven by Lucas A. Gower, 18 of Arcanum, Ohio was northbound on Littles Road
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Mercer County… Two HIT drug team arrests
The Celina Police Department and The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports drug arrests made as a result of their joint HIT detail.   The HIT (Heroin Interdiction Team) is a combination of Celina Patrolmen and Sheriff’s Deputies. A vehicle was stopped at 1:51 PM for a traffic violation at US Rte 127 near Siegrist Jutte Road.   With assistance from the Celina Police K-9 Unit, the K-9 alerted on the
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle to Lead Workforce Development Efforts for Senate
COLUMBUS– Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) today appointed State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) to serve as the Chairman of the newly-formed Senate Finance Subcommittee on Workforce. Beagle previously served as Chairman of the Senate Workforce and Economic Development Committee. The panel’s reassignment as a Finance Subcommittee further states the Senate’s
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FBI… Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2014
Washington, D.C. -- January 26, 2015 -- Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal overall declines in both the number of violent crimes and the number of property crimes reported for the first six months of 2014 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2013. The report is based on information from 11,009 law enforcement agencies
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Injury accidents on SR 47 and US 127
Injury accident on SR 47 -- On January 24, 2015 at approximately 10:30 PM Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue, and CareFlight were dispatched to the 4900 Block of State Route 47 reference a one vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2005 Chevy pickup truck, driven by Karen Reier of Ansonia, was traveling east on State Route 47
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Addiction Counselor Arrested on Charge of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs -- (POMEROY, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties announced today the arrest of an addiction counselor on a felony charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Roberta Payne, 52, of Cheshire, was arrested Friday evening in Pomeroy after she allegedly sold an undercover task force officer... read more.
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Nationwide scam noted in Mercer Cty
Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports that his office has received numerous complaints from citizens within the county about a possible IRS scam.  Sheriff Grey states that his office has been in contact with the IRS and found that the calls that the citizens have been receiving are in fact a SCAM.  The IRS informed the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office that their agency
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation
Ohio unemployment drops to 4.8 percent - Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December 2014, down from 5.0 percent in November 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,100 over the month, from a revised 5,325,300 in November to 5,330,400 in December. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in December was 278,000, down 9,000
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Federal News Radio… Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs, By Jared Serbu -- Monday - 1/19/2015 -- Two of the Air Force's most contentious budget proposals, getting rid of excess bases and retiring aging aircraft, will be back on the table in next year's budget, despite congressional votes just a month ago that rebuked both requests. President Barack Obama's budget for the Defense Department, which is scheduled to come early next month, will violate the $523 billion sequestration cap for 2016... read more.
Suspected drug arrest in Celina
Celina Police Chief Tom Wale and Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey report the arrest of an individual, and suspected heroin and firearms seized.  On Tuesday January 21, the “HIT” (Heroin Interdiction Team) comprised of members from the Celina Police Department and Mercer County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant at 1014 Hemlock Street in Celina.  Arrested was 24 year old Steven Noggler who was staying at the residence on an outstanding
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Bluebag Media… More school freedom, lower taxes possible for 2015
COLUMBUS – “Our work this year will include a heavy focus on education,” said Senator Keith Faber. The senator was elected to his second term as President Jan. 5 during the opening Senate session of the 131st Legislature. More than that, his goal is to relieve some of the higher performing schools of state regulations. “We want higher performing districts to be allowed to establish
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Trafficking Drugs in the Vicinity of a School
On January 21, 2015 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Greenville Police, executed a search warrant at 216 Victoria Drive, Greenville. Erik Straub (35) of that address was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Darke County Jail. Straub is being charged with Trafficking in Drugs in the vicinity of a school. This investigation stems from ongoing complaints of illegal
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… 2015 Ag-LINK Program Opens for Ohio Farmers
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today that the application period for Ohio's farmers and agribusinesses to participate in the Ohio Treasury's 2015 Agricultural Linked Deposit Program (Ag-LINK) is now open.  Celebrating its 30th year of assisting Ohio's agribusinesses, Ag-LINK applications will be accepted online at www.OhioTreasurer.gov/agLINK until Monday, March 16th
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Midmark Celebrates 100 Years
Remembering its rich history and preparing for the future - DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2015 — Midmark Corporation announced today that 2015 marks the company’s 100th year of business. With a theme of “Reminisce Reinvent Renew,” the celebration kicked off today at the Versailles Performing Arts Center as president and CEO, Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar
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MSN Money… Prepare for 'Devastating' Tax Season, IRS Watchdog Says, Catherine Dunn
Nina Olson, the taxpayer advocate at the IRS, doesn't mince words about how bad the upcoming tax season is likely to be. The terms "devastating erosion of taxpayer service," "sad state of affairs" and "collective denial" all apply, she wrote in her latest annual report to Congress. The combination of increased work loads and budget cuts, along with the damaging "tea party" screening scandal, is adding up to a "'perfect storm' of trouble
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Bluebag Media… ODE relaxes CCP participation requirements
COLUMBUS – “If you can do it, you’re in!” said Ohio Rep. Jim Buchy (84th Dist., R) of Greenville. “If you can’t you’re not.” Buchy was not happy over the guidelines for the state’s College Credit Plus program, set to be implemented for the fall semester. It limits enrollment in CCP courses to students who are enrolled in both high school and an accredited
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MSN… White House: We should have sent higher official to Paris march
The Washington Post -- The White House said Monday that it should have sent a higher-profile official to a Paris rally where 1.5 million people marched in a show of unity against terrorism. The absence of President Obama and other top administration officials drew intense scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday, with Republicans sharply criticizing the president at home and both domestic and foreign media raising questions
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Bluebag Media… Faber elected to second term as Senate President
COLUMBUS – “Being an effective senator would be impossible without the support of your family,” newly elected Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (Dist. 12, R) told 32 senators and their families during the opening ceremonies of the 131st General Assembly. He noted the lost time with children, the bedtime stories not read, sporting events missed. “The sacrifice is not only yours
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House Approves Job-Creating Keystone Pipeline
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House once again voted, on a bipartisan basis, to approve the Keystone XL pipeline (H.R. 3), the third jobs bill passed by the House this week as part of Republicans’ continuing commitment to put Americans’ priorities – jobs and the economy – first.  Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement: “In light of today’s Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, the president should reconsider
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Bluebag Media… Vivitrol to be introduced to treat addiction
GREENVILLE – “The holidays are a depressing time of the year if you’re battling addiction,” Darke County Chief Probation Officer James Mollette said. “It’s a balancing act between providing for the family and the drugs; it’s much easier to go back to the addiction.” He added it’s also difficult fighting loneliness. “We do all the encouraging things we can… meetings… any positives we can
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… Lehner, Beagle Praise Fuyao Expansion, 750 New Miami Valley Jobs
COLUMBUS–Senators Peggy Lehner (R–Kettering) and Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today joined Ohio Governor John Kasich in announcing the expansion of the Fuyao North American Glass Company project in Moraine, Ohio. Fuyao has chosen the Moraine site to invest an additional $130 million and add 750 more jobs. Lehner and Beagle joined Kasich for the announcement with company executives
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FBI… Virtual Kidnapping Scam on the Rise in New York City
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York City Police Department are alerting the public to a new, frightening scam that is targeting New York City residents. In the scheme, individuals call claiming to have kidnapped a family member. While no actual kidnapping has taken place, the callers often use co-conspirators to convince their victims of the legitimacy of the threat. For example, a caller
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FBI… Adopt-A-School Program
Bringing a Message of Hope to Students - 01/05/15 - Twenty years ago, the FBI began a program to help kids steer clear of drugs and gangs while learning core values that would make them good citizens. Since the Adopt-A-School Program was established in 1994, special agents and other FBI employees have volunteered thousands of hours to make a positive impact
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Federal News Radio… Don't blame the IRS for reduced services this year, says NTEU president
By Jory Heckman -- Friday - 1/9/2015 -- The Internal Revenue Service is in a position few would envy. As it prepares for a new tax filing season that begins on Jan. 20, it must do so with a budget reduced by 10 percent since fiscal year 2010 and a slashed workforce, while also shouldering new responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says with fewer employees
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Fatal accident on U.S. Route 127; First fatality of 2015 on Darke County roads
On Tuesday January 13, 2015 at approximately 10:21 AM, Darke County Deputies, North Star Fire, Ansonia Rescue, Darke County Coroner's Office, Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team, and Ohio State Highway Patrol Commercial Motor Carrier Inspector responded to the 14,300 block of US RT 127 on a report of a fatal head-on crash involving a semi and motor vehicle. Preliminary
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Addressing Inequalities in Public Schools
In March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights published data from a comprehensive survey of schools across the nation, which illustrated the magnitude of the educational opportunity gaps that exist for students in the United States. The survey found that Black, Latino, American Indian, and Native Alaskan students, as well as students who are English learners, attend schools
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MSN… Budget war looms for Obama, GOP
From The Hill -- The federal budget is almost certain to be the central battleground between President Obama and the new Republican Congress in 2015. The GOP has vowed to use control of the House and Senate to slash the size of government, with entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security a potential target for cuts. But Obama has made clear he will use his veto pen against the GOP
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Darke County Engineer… 37th Annual Engineer’s Report for 2014, By James P. Surber P.E., P.S., Darke County Engineer -- Our annual report has always shown all money received, exactly where it was spent, and what was maintained, constructed, and improved. Now, it is an even greater challenge than in past years to adequately maintain Darke County’s very large road mileage and very large number of bridges. For over eight years we have faced increasing costs with decreasing revenues. Annual... read more.
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FBI… Funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjuan Liu, Speech by James B. Comey, Director
January 4, 2015 - Remarks as prepared. Good morning. It is an honor to be here to pay tribute to Detective Liu. These are the most difficult days we face. We struggle to find meaning in tragedy. We struggle to find words to measure loss. I did not have the privilege of knowing Detective Liu, but it is clear he was beloved. I am told he was unfailingly kind and thoughtful. He truly cared about people
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Injury accident on Weavers Ft. Jefferson Road
On January 9, 2015 at approximately 5:50 am Darke County Deputies along with Liberty Township Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, New Madison Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the 1300 block of Weavers Ft. Jefferson Road in reference to a single vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Gwendolyn
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Dayton Business Journal… Two Ohio cities among top 100 for young families
Dec 22, 2014 -- The Midwest has a reputation for good schools and strong communities. That has not gone unnoticed by a new report from Apartment List ranking the top 100 cities for young families. Two Ohio cities, including one from the Dayton region, made the list. Apartment List, a San Francisco-based website that lists properties for lease, ranked 500 cities
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Accident involving school bus on SR 121
On Wednesday January 7, 2015 at approximately 9:37 AM, Darke County Deputies along with Hollansburg Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, and Northwest EMS responded to 10 State Route 121 on a report of an injury crash involving a Tri-Village School Bus and motor vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed a Tri-Village School Bus driven by Mary Boone, 58, New Madison, was traveling
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Rep. Boehner Opening the 114th Congress: "Let’s Stand Tall and Prove the Skeptics Wrong”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today was sworn into his 13th term representing the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio.  Before taking the oath, he made the following remarks to the opening session, as prepared for delivery: “Friends, colleagues, and countrymen, especially the good people of Ohio’s Eighth District: This is the day the Lord has made
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Faber begins Second Term as President of the Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS– The Ohio General Assembly today held their Opening Ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session. During the ceremonies, the members of the Ohio Senate unanimously reelected State Senator Keith Faber (R–Celina) to serve as Senate President. Faber has held the
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Beagle Begins Second Term in the Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS– The Ohio General Assembly today held their Opening Ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session. During the ceremonies, State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) was sworn in for his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 5th District in the state legislature’s
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Huffman sworn in to Ohio House for 131st General Assembly
COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly during a ceremony at the Statehouse today. “I am greatly looking forward to serving the constituents of the 80th House District as their State Representative,” Huffman said. “This is a tremendous
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Dayton Business Journal… Three Ohio colleges among top 20 friendliest in U.S.
Dec 29, 2014 -- The Midwest is a friendly region, so it's not surprising that Midwestern colleges are filled with friendly students. Niche, a website that offers rankings and statistics for schools, neighborhoods and cities, has chronicled the colleges with the friendliest students. How does someone measure friendliness? In the absence of official scientific metrics, the Niche rankings are based on survey responses from students
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Two-car injury accident at US 36 and SR 121
On January 5, 2015 at approximately 5:24 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire and Tri Village Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 36 W and SR 121 reference a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a grey 1984 Toyota pickup truck, driven by Marlin Bowman of Versailles, was traveling west on US Route 36 W. Bowman failed to
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) have declared Friday January 9, 2015 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, Sheriff Spencer is asking the citizens of Darke County to join him in a full day of recognition for your local law enforcement officers. Sheriff Spencer says, “Darke County is a great place to live, work
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans Losing Money to Loan Scams
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned today that Ohioans seeking extra cash following the holiday season should beware of phony loan offers. In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 200 complaints about advance-fee loans or credit cards, including many potential scams. The average reported loss was approximately $500. “In a typical loan scam
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Injury accident on Mills Road
On Sunday January 4, 2015 at approximately 11:40 AM, Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue responded to an injury crash in the 1600 block of Mills Road.  Preliminary investigation revealed a 1998 Black Cadillac driven by Teresa A. Burkett-Moorman 54 of Hollansburg, was traveling Eastbound in the 1600 block of Mills Road when she lost control of her
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Gov. Huckabee Departs Fox News; Will Make Decision On '16 Campaign By Late Spring
Huckabee: "As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another Presidential run." Little Rock - Governor Mike Huckabee will announce tonight on his Fox News show that he is leaving the network after six-and-a-half years as the host of "Huckabee." To close out his final show, Gov. Huckabee said: "Tonight I will do more than just say goodnight.  I will say goodbye
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The Hill… Top 10 political stories of 2014, By Niall Stanage
12/30/14 - In a year when Congress all but ground to a halt, the real political action took place elsewhere: on the other side of the world, on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., and New York, or in polling booths in battleground states across the nation. Here is The Hill’s selection of the top 10 political news stories of 2014. 1. Midterms: GOP gains, Democratic pain - The midterms were a triumph for Republicans, as they routed Democrats in battleground states to
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DeWine Offers Gym Membership Tips; Complaints Doubled in 2014
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered advice for consumers who plan to buy gym memberships in the new year after the Attorney General’s Office received about 250 fitness center complaints in 2014, double the number received in 2013. “There are many great gyms and fitness centers throughout Ohio,” Attorney General DeWine said
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Bluebag Media… JAFE massive growth attributed to employees
GREENVILLE – JAFE Decorating, Inc., has three automated lines; all three are in operation 24 hours a day seven days a week… “We’re just trying to get it all done,” said Randy O’Dell, owner. Christmas is finished, Valentine’s Day is next. O’Dell noted winter was the busiest time of the year. “After that it’s Mother’s Day then spring.” O’Dell and his wife, co-owner Lisa O’Dell, held a “celebration” of the
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Accident on Pitsburg-Laura Road
On December 31, 2014 at approximately 2:45 PM Darke County Deputies along with Pitsburg Fire and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to the 8300 block of Pitsburg-Laura Road in reference to a rollover accident with injury. Preliminary investigation revealed a green Ford truck driven by Bruce A. Swigart, 43, Miami County was eastbound on Pitsburg-Laura road entering the village of Pitsburg
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Three-vehicle injury accident at US36 & SR 121
On December 31, 2014 at approximately 6:43 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Tri Village Rescue and Greenville Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 36 W and SR 121 reference a three vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2005 Nissan driven by Ayman Rahmen of Indianapolis, Indiana was traveling west on US Route 36
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