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Bluebag Media… Surviving tragedy… the real world doesn’t stop
GREENVILLE – “Take it slow,” said the officer. “You still have one left.” Ray C. Stark drove past the wreckage on the way to the hospital. He had been told there was an accident; he saw what was left of his wife’s car. “They weren’t going to let me through,” Stark said, “but I told them I was the husband… I was trying to get to the hospital.” It never occurred to him to question... read more 
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Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health… Artists sought for Art of Recovery gallery exhibit and showcase -- The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services is seeking entries from local artists for its annual Art of Recovery showcase, as well as a first-time juried gallery exhibit to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Edison Community College in Piqua throughout the month of October. Artists who have been affected personally, through a family... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Lions Clubs donate vision screener to GCSD
GREENVILLE – The Lions Clubs of Greenville and Gettysburg got together to benefit the children of the Greenville City School District… and donated a WelchAllyn SureSight Vision Screener. The cost? $4,700. “We got a discount,” said Dick Helman, Project Chair and Greenville Lions member. “The cost is normally $6,500.” Mike Thompson... read more 
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VHCC Weber performs alternative hip replacement
Patients in need of hip replacements have a new alternative with Dr. Chad Weber, a surgeon with Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio (OASWO), who is performing a different technique that is less painful and requires a shorter recovery time. Weber, who is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who provides comprehensive... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Edison DCC enrollment up for fall
GREENVILLE – More than 150 high school students, along with their parents, completed the enrollment process at Edison Community College Darke County campus July 16. They were signing up for their college classes in the fall and had a variety of options available to them due to the new College Credit Plus (CCP) legislation passed... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Neff wants 100 percent graduation rate at GHS
GREENVILLE – According to Kiwanian and Greenville High School’s Ken Neff it makes no difference whether 18 students don’t graduate or eight students don’t graduate. “Eighteen students? Eight students… are you okay with that?” he asked. “I believe every student should graduate. One hundred percent!” As Greenville City Schools’ new Virtual Academy Director, Neff told Kiwanians... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Dave Knapp scholarships go to Russell, Balsbaugh
GREENVILLE – Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln awarded scholarships through the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund on July 13 to Ally Russell and Aaron Balsbaugh, both 2015 graduates of Greenville High School. Both students were grateful to Knapp and SSSF for their help in pursuing their college plans. “This is really exciting, and helpful,” they said. “Anything to keep you out of debt,” Ally added... read more 
BBBS awarded funding from Greenville & Sidney Rotary Clubs
The Greenville & Sidney Rotary Clubs  recently made a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.  This donation that was given by the Greenville Rotary was  given as part of their annual Rotary Gives Back Luncheon held on June 30th at the Brick Room of the Brethren Retirement Community. “The continued support we receive from the two county Rotary clubs is appreciated beyond words. With this donation we will be able... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Local students awarded scholarships from Eagles
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Eagles 2177 presented scholarships to college students Tara Guillozet and Shelby Schepis on July 7 through the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund. Both students had high academic performance and were the children or grandchildren of an Eagles member per the fraternal organization’s requirements. Tara’s father, Eagles member Scott Guillozet, accepted... read more 
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Main Street Greenville… Darke County artwork on display
Be sure to stop by the Darke County Welcome Center (next to the KitchenAid Experience) to see 10 beautiful paintings of Darke County gems, including Maid-Rite, the circle, the Annie Oakley statue, Memorial Hall, the courthouse, Garst Museum, the Great Darke County Fair, the Palace building on Broadway, Bear's Mill, and the Swinging Bridge! The Welcome Center is open... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Ramos wins Annie Oakley title at 110 feet
GREENVILLE – “I’ll try my very best to be the best Annie Oakley representative I can,” said 2015 Miss Annie Oakley, Mariana Ramos. “She seems really wonderful… I wish I could have met her.” Mariana had to shoot from 110 feet on July 23 to defeat her top challengers, First Runner-up Katie Hurd and Second Runner-up... read more 
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Busy Spring and Summer for Presby youth
Youth at First Presbyterian Church at 114 E. 4th Street in Greenville have had a busy spring and summer, thanks to the many snowy, icy Sundays this past winter. A fund raising spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings was postponed time after time, due to that weather.  Plans for a summer music mission trip were put on hold... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Light Foundation awards annual scholarships
GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation has announced its scholarship recipients for 2015, each who was awarded an academic scholarship to assist with continued education costs. “This is always great time of the year for us,” said Light Foundation founder Matt Light. “We as a foundation just finished a leadership camp. We had kids in from all over the country and that is great and we... read more 
Edison and Healthcare Providers Discuss Needs
Leaders of Edison Community College’s Darke County campus recently held a roundtable discussion with area healthcare providers to determine how to better serve the industry. Chad Beanblossom, Executive Director of Edison’s Darke County campus initiated the meeting by providing healthcare leaders with information about Edison’s current programs and, in return, asked them to provide insight into their workforce needs, in-demand healthcare... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Super Heroes save the library… again
GREENVILLE – “What a great day to be a villain,” said Loki just before he disappeared to perform a dastardly act in the Greenville Public Library. A few minutes later an announcement came across the intercom… “Attention Superheroes, Attention! Loki is in the Youth Room stealing electricity!” Over 30 Batmen, Supermen, Spidermen and more, male and female, with their parents... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Farm Power visitors entertained
GREENVILLE – “It was a family thing,” said Dale Merkle, State President of International Harvester Collectors. “I have a love for the old IH products… thinking back, he said “at that time there was no real competition. Yes, there was John Deere, but we had to have red.” As of about noon July 7, the 2015 Farm Power of the Past... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Hesson, Warner chosen 2015 Darke County Fair Royal Couple
GREENVILLE – Striving for greatness was 2015 Darke County Fair Queen Danielle Hesson’s goal during her reign in the coming year, while 2015 Fair King AJ Warner wanted to use the life lessons he learned through Junior Fair, especially about being a good sport, a good role model. Hesson appeared shocked as the tiara was placed on her head… she later confirmed it with... read more 
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Darke County Fair to honor local farming families
If you drive rural Darke Co. roads you may have noticed a white Century Farm sign hanging here and there.  This signed is earned by proving that your farm has been within the same family for a minimum of 100 years.  Currently there are 22 Century Farms registered with the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture within Darke Co. This year at the Great Darke Co. Fair these families will be honored... read more 
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Park District Acquires Replica Peace Pipe
Recently the Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission made funding available to complete the purchase and remake of a replica Silver Peace Pipe gifted to the Shawanoese by William Henry Harrison at the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville on July 22, 1814.  This replica was made by Silversmith Steven Smithers of Massachusetts.  The pipe will be on... read more 
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Bluebag Media… What happens at the fair stays at the fair
ANSONIA – “So do you want the newspaper version or the honest one?” asked one of the court members for 2014 Darke County Fair Queen Jenna Cline and King Thomas Shaw. It was Independence Day parade time in Ansonia; the crew was entertaining themselves waiting for the parade to start. They were asked to review their year representing the Great Darke County Fair... read more 
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Edison Alumna Nancy Shuler Donates Artwork
Nancy Shuler, an alumna of Edison Community College with a Fine Arts degree, has donated three pieces of her artwork to the College in May 2015. Ms. Shuler has had solo exhibitions in the region and has sold her artwork nationally. She received acceptance to La Macina di Cresci International Artist Fellowship in Tuscany, Italy by a juried panel and will begin July 2015. Ms. Shuler ... read more 
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BBBS “Big Buddies” After School Program ends with Smiles!
The Big Brothers Big Sisters High School mentoring program concluded 2014/15 “Big Buddies” after-school program.  Each site celebrated with snacks, games and crafts. The program pairs high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with local youth and the “matches” meet twice a month throughout the school year.  The High School “Buddies... read more 
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VHCC announces addition of spinal traction services
Versailles Health Care Center is excited to now offer spinal traction treatment using the Triton Decompression Traction System (DTS).  The spinal decompression procedure is a non-surgical procedure which is used for the treatment of many spinal conditions.  Anyone who has back or leg pain caused by a degenerative or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Steam Thresher visitors see a variety of engines, events
GREENVILLE – “Real good crowd today,” said Steam Thresher Reunion announcer Rick Brewer on July 3. “People are realizing it’s not going to rain today, so they’re coming on out.” About a half hour later it started drizzling. Some left, others found cover to wait out the rain… others continued their duties and explorations with umbrellas and rain coats. One gentleman on a tractor was steering... read more 
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OFRD Honors Local Republican Woman
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) recently honored Carol Ginn at its Biennial Tribute to Women event. Ginn is a member of the Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC) that nominated her for the recognition. “The women honored by the OFRW are outstanding examples of Republicanism in the OFRW and their local communities,” said OFRW... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Celebrating America’s birthday
ANSONIA, NEW MADISON – “It’s about our independence,” said 11-year-old Ethan Osterloh July 4 while waiting for the Ansonia parade to begin. He was one of the few who understood the meaning of the day, but wasn’t quite sure of the time frame. “It was a long time ago,” he said. Younger children, like Ethan’s sister, 7-year-old Lexie... read more 
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The Darke County Historical Society… The Dr. Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Program for 2015 - The Darke County Historical Society is pleased to announce that funds will be available from the Harry G. Thomas Medical Scholarship Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The H.G. Thomas Medical Scholarship program, administered by the Darke County Historical Society, was established and funded in 1971 by Lowell Thomas... read more 
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Midmark Pays it Forward
Company supports teammates in new volunteer donation program - DAYTON, Ohio, July 8, 2015 — The Midmark Foundation recently announced its participation in a new volunteer donation program for all of its U.S. teammates called “Paying it Forward.” With this program, Midmark teammates can volunteer with the organization of their... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Bales, Spencer named 2015 Little Mr. & Miss Firecracker
NEW MADISON – “Don’t take my picture again!!” he said. Braxton Bales, 3, was emphatic. He even said it a second time… He didn’t like having his picture taken. Braxton didn’t seem to mind, however, once he was named Little Mr. Firecracker 2015. A lot of people were taking his picture. He is the son of Lauren and Dustin Bales of New Madison. Annabeck Spencer, 4, was dressed in a military... read more 
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Hansbarger Home Solutions… Denny & Amy Ross win entire kitchen
We're proud to announce Denny & Amy Ross won a Frigidaire Gallery Kitchen, valued at over $3,500, from Hansbarger Home Solutions.  They won a 28 cubic foot french door refrigerator, a self-cleaning convection range, a dishwasher, and an over the range microwave.  They just bought a new house so winning a kitchen full of appliances was a great surpris... read more 
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May Wins Kings Island Tickets
Versailles Health Care Center recently held a drawing to win a four Kings Island Tickets.  Area doctor’s offices and hospitals were asked if their patients are dealing with life’s ups and downs and feel like they are on a never ending roller coaster.  They were asked to take a moment to read about the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the 185 patients sent home through its Homeward... read more 
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Versailles Ice Cream Social, From Dick Coffield
The Versailles Area Historical Society, 552 W. West St., had an Ice Cream Social on the lawn July 5 from 4-6 p.m. They had music, and a great turn out. There were around 130-135 people that came. The entertainment was the Grandmas... read more 
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Edison Foundation Supports Student Scholarships
The Edison Foundation presented Edison Community College with a check for $99,343 to support student scholarships. These funds are a percentage of the Foundation’s asset pool, which continues to grow thanks to the financial support of the surrounding community. Supporting nearly 100 students with scholarships each year, the... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Fourman discusses recycling with Kiwanians
GREENVILLE – So you empty the contents of your plastic washing machine soap container and throw it away… “How long do you think it will take that container to decompose?” Answers ranged from 100 to 500 years… “A thousand years,” said Krista Fourman, Director of Darke County Solid Waste District. She gave a number of examples to members and guests at the Kiwanis... 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 Shelter chooses pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Starlady is a 5 year old Husky. She is a black and white with long hair. She is a sweet girl and does know some commands. She has been altered... read more 
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Manure Science Review: Maximize Crop Benefits, Minimize Water Risks , From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- Manure Science Review this year will have a clear focus on water. The annual learning event will present more than a dozen sessions on getting the most from the nutrients in manure while limiting the chance of them reaching lakes and streams. It’s for farmers and others in the industry. “Manure is an excellent soil amendment and provides nutrients for crop growth... read more 
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Dan Franks Leaving Joy FM
Dan Franks, General Manager at Joy FM, has announced he will be leaving the station at the end of July.  Franks has served as the General Manager of the non-profit, Christian music station from it’s beginning of June 1, 1999. Franks has also served as an on-air host for the station in various timeslots throughout the sixteen years it’s been... read more 
Edison Nursing Graduates Continue to Excel
Edison Community College nursing graduates are scoring big with local employers. According to the 17th annual survey of persons with hiring responsibility in area hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and physician’s offices, Edison nursing graduates are reportedly just what the doctor ordered. In a sample of 37 regional employers of nurses, those with hiring responsibilities were asked to identify the most sought-after qualities and skills in prospective nurses... read more 
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Neff Motivation holds annual Health Fair
June 24th, 2015 -- Neff Motivation, Inc. held its 12th annual Health Fair at Paw’s Bingo in Greenville, OH.  This year’s theme was:  Lift Your Leg for Better Health and Neff had one of the highest attendances so far as 75% of the company’s employees participated.  The company holds this event during the normal work hours so the employees can take advantage of information, tests... read more 
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