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Bluebag Media… Annual pancake breakfast funds community services
GREENVILLE – “I’ve been coming here for a long time,” said Ohio Representative Jim Buchy at the Kiwanis of Greenville annual pancake breakfast. He was one of about 400 people enjoying the pancakes and sausage in Greenville High School’s cafeteria March 21. “I’m heading out to (U.S. Rep. John) Boehner’s Agricultural Luncheon,” he said, “but I couldn’t miss out on my pancakes... 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 choose pets to feature each week, this week they've selected: Tucker is a 10 month old Beagle/Terrier mix. He is tan and white with short hair. He is current on his shots and very playful. He is a happy little guy who loves to play. He is ready... read more 
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Greenville Auto Tech Prep Showcase Champion
The Greenville Career Tech Center Automotive Technology Presenting Team took the Championship title in the Techprep Showcase of 2015. The competition was held March 26th at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The team consists of John Crowell, Dylan Kolb, Kelsey McClure, and their alternates, Hunter George and Collin Jennings. The students have been preparing for this... read more 
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VHCC achieves Best-In-Class
Over the course of 2014, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm, has interviewed patients, residents and families of Versailles Health Care Center regarding their satisfaction levels.  They were asked to evaluate several aspects of their received services.  From the results of these interviews, Pinnacle has determined that Versailles Health Care... read more 
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Bowl for Kids Sake 2015 generates $37,000
The Bowl For Kids Sake bowling event that was held on Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 8 at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney Treaty Lanes in Greenville with nearly 75 bowling teams consisting of 4 to 5 people in attendance. The agency would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who supported their biggest fundraiser of the year.  The money raised will go towards establishing one-to-one... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Biddlestones continue support for local teens
GREENVILLE – This made five… the fifth year Debbie and Darrell Biddlestone took time out of their trucking business schedules – one that takes them across the country, from Florida to Nebraska to Arizona – to meet with Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund President Elaine Bailey and SSSF Board Member Gary Young. They presented their fifth annual check to sponsor a scholarship to a deserving... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Dickey display brings memories to fellow Marines
GREENVILLE – “Doug was a true hero… I see his face all the time; I hope it never ends.” Two of Pfc. Douglas Dickey’s platoon members were looking at the Medal of Honor display at Garst Museum for the first time… “When I look at this group of guys, I see a unity, a group of courageous Marines…” A pause, then “When I look at Doug… he was one of the greatest Marines I’ve ever known... read more 
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Visitors Bureau partners with Greenville Career Tech Hospitality
GREENVILLE, OH (March 24, 2015) – The Darke County Visitors Bureau announces partnership with the Greenville High School Career Tech Hospitality Program to offer an internship to a high school senior. “This is the first year for the internship with the Hospitality Program,” stated Deanna York, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed the partnership created... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Library offers a lesson in organic seed growth
GREENVILLE – “If something doesn’t grow, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a green thumb,” said Edward Flora of Richland Gardens. “It only means you found a way that didn’t work. Try again.” About 30 people filled the Greenville Public Library third floor meeting room March 12 for a presentation on “Starting Seeds.” Flora was invited to make the... read more 
IMTV students compete in BPA Regional
The junior and senior Interactive Media (IMTV) students in the Career Tech Center at Greenville Senior High School recently competed at the Regional Business Professional’s of America Competition at Miami Valley CTC.  Congratulations are in order for the following Interactive Media students for their accomplishments:  Tyler Landis, Senior, 1st Place in Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing.  Tyler qualifies and will be competing at the BPA... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Edison Darke Co. director to focus on community needs
GREENVILLE – The Edison Community College Darke County Center has a new director with a new challenge. The new director is Darke County native and 2001 Mississinawa Valley graduate Chad Beanblossom. The new challenge is helping the campus grow. Effective this fall, PSEOP (Post Secondary Education Opportunity) will be replaced with CCP (College Credit Plus), a program that will move... read more 
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Dr. Thomas & Suzanne Brown Sponsor Successful Irish Wave 2015
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Dr. Thomas & Suzanne Brown for their sponsorship of the recent St. Patrick’s Day fundraising event Irish Wave 2015.    DCCA’s Executive Director Andrea Jordan stated, “Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful for the generosity of sponsors, like Dr. Thomas & Suzanne Brown, who value and are willing to support the arts in our community... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Burkett the re-enactor; also a naturalist
GREENVILLE – “I put it together over a period of months,” said J. Burkett, Naturalist, also known locally as John Burkett, President of the Greenville City Council (among other things). He pointed out the detail of the George Washington Field Kitchen replica he’d built from scratch. “The original,” he added, “is really beat up, but it’s beautiful.” Burkett noted his version is a little larger... read more 
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Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Sponsors DCCA Fundraising Event
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Zechar Bailey Funeral Home for their sponsorship of the recent St. Patrick’s Day fundraising event Irish Wave 2015. DCCA’s Executive Director Andrea Jordan stated, “Darke County Center for the Arts is grateful for the generosity of sponsors, like Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, who value and are willing to support the arts in our community.” The 3rd annual... read more 
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MVCTC Students Excel at BPA Contest
Englewood, Ohio -- Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) students performed well at the recent BPA Region 3 Contests with 129 students winning or placing in the top six for their contest. Of the regional winners, 52 qualified to compete at the State BPA Contest in Columbus March 12-13, 2015... read more 
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VHCC celebrates Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
Versailles Health Care Center and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  As the nation's food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day... read more 
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February GCTC Students of the Month
Congratulations to Jessica Landis of the Hospitality Program and Dannielle Leibherr of the CIS Program for being selected as the February GCTC students of the month. The Hospitality Program is directed by Mrs.Toni Shellabarger and the CIS Program is directed by Mr. Nathan Sharp and Mr. Bob Warner. The standards to be selected as the student of the month include: Service... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Ploch on the Prairie
GREENVILLE – “This is a time I would like to be living in,” said Sam Ploch, noting he thought it would be a better fit for him than living in today’s world. Ploch was a volunteer at the Darke County Parks Shawnee Prairie Maple Festival March 7. As with other volunteers over the two-day weekend, he was dressed in nineteenth century attire. When in character, Ploch said he prefers being addressed... read more 
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Invest in the Best of SE Ohio's Nature Preserves
CUTLER, OH - Diverse landscapes offer a variety of habitats for unique plants and animals in southeast Ohio. A number of rare species are protected in the region’s 26 state nature preserves because of the generosity of Ohioans who donated a portion of their tax refunds to the State Nature Preserves Fund. Donations to the State Nature Preserves Fund help protect the best of Ohio’s natural... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Partner Up With Girl Scouts
March 13, 2015 -- A group of Bigs and Littles recently partnered up with Girl Scouts of America to provide female Littles and Bigs in the Shelby County Big Brothers Big Sisters with the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout program. There were 25 participants in the program ranging in different ages. The Bigs and Littles met from 6:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. for 5 sessions starting in January... read more 
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Edison’s Child Development Center earns Five-Star Rating
Edison Community College’s Child Development Center earned a Five-Star Step Up To Quality award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Child Care and Development, the state agency responsible for licensing and promoting high standards among Ohio’s child care centers.  “Our ultimate goal was to ensure that we were able to provide our children with a learning environment... read more 
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Blood donor Cassell tells secrets to a long life
GREENVILLE, Ohio - “What kind of button can you never unbutton?” Greenville’s Jesse Cassell is a warm-hearted and sharp-witted 93-year-old, and he was quick to deliver a corny punchline (“A belly button!”) when he arrived at the Women of the Moose blood drive, held Tuesday, March 10 at the Greenville Church of the Brethren.  It’s his way of saying “hello.” “That’s Jesse! He’s such a sweet man... read more 
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Premier Health highlights partnership with Edison
Premier Health Vice President and System Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Sylvain Trepanier, visited Edison Community College on February 27 to review the sustained academic relationship between Premier Health and the College. Terry Fry, Chief Nursing Officer for Upper Valley Medical Center, accompanied Dr. Trepanier. Together they... 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: AJ is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. He is gray, white and black with long hair. He is a friendly guy who loves to be around people. He is current on his shots and weighs around 50 pounds. He will make a great friend and companion... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Visitors fill up on waffles; learn about frontier life
GREENVILLE – The tables were full; the waffles huge and dozens of volunteers kept the food flowing as approximately 400 visitors had breakfast at Shawnee Prairie before heading out to see how the maple syrup they enjoyed was being made. According to Laura Schwieterman, Darke County Parks Coordinator, their weekend total was about 650 visitors. The annual Maple Festival... read more 
St. Marys March Newsletter
I have a picture of a lion and one of a lamb that I use when I set up the classroom calendar for March. We like to test out the old proverb about March coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb or vice versa. So every year my class decides whether March has come in like a lion or a lamb. Usually there is some discussion, however this year the vote was unanimous. March definitely came roaring in with the heavy snow and bitter cold. The weather... read more 
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Bluebag Media… 4H clubs recruit, announce program at open house
GREENVILLE – “I want to explore the outdoors,” said 8-year-old Carley Timmerman. Is she interested in cows or pigs? She wrinkled her nose as she thought about it. “No,” she said, finally. This will be Carley’s first year in 4H. She just turned eight. The outdoors captures her interest because there are “a lot of fun things to do.” Her big sister, Brooke, was a State Alternate in the Safe Use of Guns... read more 
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EUM Church builds homes in Guatemala
Destination Known, mission ministry at EUM Church in Greenville, is in their tenth year building homes for families living in the garbage dump communities in Guatemala. Partnering with Potter’s House Association International in Guatemala, a team of eleven people from EUM travelled to Guatemala in February to build two more homes. During this week-long mission trip, the team works attentively... read more 
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Changing Requirements for New Teachers, By Laura Bemus, Assistant Superintendent, Greenville City School District -- For the past four years, there has been a change for new teachers.  Prior to that time, when a teacher graduated from a college or university, meeting the education requirements to become a teacher, they applied for and were issued a two year provisional teaching license from the Ohio Department of Education.  Now, upon graduation a prospective teacher is issued a Resident Educator license... read more 
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CAP offers bargains in the Clothing Bank
Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Darke County wants to remind residents that the Clothing Bank has many articles of clothing, including baby and children’s clothes, coats, shoes, and miscellaneous household items available at bargain prices. The Clothing Bank is located in the basement of the CAP building at 1469 Sweitzer St. Hours of operation are 9 to 3 on Wednesdays and Fridays. The CAP... read more 
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March is Social Work Month
The month of March is Social Work Month!  Since its inception, the social work profession has worked to improve life for millions every day. Social workers operate from values that recognize each person as relevant to society and believe that, when needed, society should help each person achieve his or her fullest potential. People choose careers in the social work profession because they believe... read more 
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MVCTC FFA Students Perform Well at District Speaking Contest
Englewood, Ohio - Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA members from the Hoke Road Campus and many of the MVCTC Agriculture satellite programs participated in the District 5 FFA Speaking Contest recently.  The contest included five speech categories and contestants from Anna, Ansonia, Botkins, Coldwater, Covington, Eaton-MVCTC... read more 
Karen Kasich announces donations to Ohio Children Charities
COLUMBUS – Ohio First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich today announced that charities across the state committed to the health and wellness of Ohio’s children will receive more than $182,000 in funds remaining from the Kasich-Taylor New Day inauguration committee. “Ohio wouldn’t be the wonderful place it is without the passion of those who work hard every day to support the health and welfare of some of Ohio’s most at-risk children... read more 
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Summer Youth Employers Needed
Would you and your company like to make a difference in the life of a young person this summer in Darke County? Many of today’s youth face the obstacle of obtaining experience and work in our community.  You can help by becoming a partner host employment site this summer for the WIA Summer Work Program. The Council on Rural Services (CORS) along with Gateway Youth Programs... read more 
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… U.S. Military Service Academy Applications Now Online
Applications for Ohioans interested in seeking a nomination to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2016 admission are now available on U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) website. Each year, Sen. Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy requiring congressional recommendations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point... read more 
DP&L Foundation sponsors DCCA Arts in Education, Family Theatre
The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has once again given a very generous donation to Darke County Center for the Arts in support of Family Theatre Series and Arts In Education programs.  Family Theater Series programs are presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall and are open to the public.  Programs are generally based on children’s literature; ticket prices are just $5.  Through Arts In Education, and in conjunction... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Allais Paradox, Alzheimer’s & Nickel were the focus of Science Day winners - GREENVILLE – Are agreeable people more prone to make detrimental decisions involving selections with negative consequences than their conscientious counterparts? Greenville High School junior Francesca Masso-Rivetti wanted to find out. While she was able to substantiate that conscientious individuals were less likely to make detrimental... read more 
Greenville CTC CIS Region 3 BPA Contest Results
The CIS 11 class recently competed in the Region 3 Business Professionals of America Skills Contest. Craig Cable 1st in Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, Nick Buckingham 1st place C++ programming, Tyler Netzley 1st place in Network Administration using Microsoft, Caleb Poston 1st place in Computer Security, Zach Baughman 2nd place in Extemporaneous Speech, Eric Pence 2nd place in C++ programming, William Massie 2nd place in Java, and Randy Blakeley 5th place in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting.
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Bluebag Media… A Special Olympics event that’s “all about them”
GREENVILLE – “We did lots of brainstorming… different ideas… this one kind of fell into place,” said the Greenville High School juniors. “We did something that’s going to have an impact. It’s definitely unique… there’s never been a fundraiser like this to honor Special Olympics.” The fundraiser? A Night in Hollywood to Benefit Special Olympics. While that is one purpose... read more 
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Greenville Federal Becomes an Annie Oakley Festival Sponsor Again
Hannah Linebaugh, sponsorship committee chairman of the Annie Oakley Festival Committee, met with Jeff D. Kniese, President and CEO of Greenville Federal, to receive their sponsorship on behalf of the 2015 festival. Greenville Federal has helped sponsor this county tradition for many years. Though the midwinter chill dominated outside, indoors the excitement and anticipation... read more 
41 MVCTC Students Place in Regional BPA Contest
Englewood, Ohio -- Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Business Professionals of America (BPA) students recently competed in Region 3 Open Contests.  Students from MVCTC, Greenville, Wayne-MVCTC Business Satellite, Milton Union-MVCTC Business Satellite, Valley View-MVCTC Business Satellite, and Franklin Monroe-MVCTC Business Satellite participated in contests to showcase the skills they have learned in their career technical program... read more 
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Greenville CTC Careers with Children Compete at FCCLA
Congratulations to Careers with Children students who competed at the Regional FCCLA competition.  The students competed at Miami Valley CTC on Saturday, February 28th in various Early Childhood events. The following students received a gold medal: Amber Mead, Macayla Mendoza, Elizabeth Pressler, Samarra Sucharda, Kayla Worrell, Seryn Crawford, Caitlin Beasecker... read more 
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Edward Jones Representatives Sponsor DCCA IRISH WAVE
Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) recognizes Edward Jones Investment Representatives Dave Connelly, Todd Subler, Andria Haworth, Bill Wolke and Ryan Carpe for their sponsorship of the Irish Wave fundraiser, set for Friday, March 13, 6:30 P.M. at Montage Cafe. As well as, the recent sold out A Taste of Wine & Jazz held in January.  According to DCCA Executive Director... read more 
MVCTC Students Tapped for National Technical Honor Society
Englewood, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) tapped 66 students on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The students will be inducted on Sunday, March 22, 2015, during a ceremony held in the MVCTC Student Activity Center. Students are selected for NTHS based on the following requirements: a 3.75 grade point average or higher, 97 percent attendance... read more 
Court News Ohio… Students Participate in New Supreme Court Civics Education Program, By Jenna Gant - February 26, 2015 -- Students from Westland High School in Galloway and London High School participated in the first Courtroom to Classroom program with the Ohio Supreme Court. The innovative civics education program allows students to watch live stream video of Supreme Court oral arguments online in their government classes while working with local attorneys to learn more about the judicial system through a Supreme Court case. Last week... read more 
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Poultry Days pays tribute to spring and baseball
In advance of the upcoming festival, and in an effort to allow parade and festival goers to prepare, the Poultry Days Board is proud to announce the 2015 theme, which pays tribute to the spirit of spring and baseball.   The 2015 theme is “Take Me Out To The Poultry Days Festival”.  The 64th annual festival will be held June 12, 13, and 14th in Versailles Ohio.  One of Ohio’s oldest festivals... read more 
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Read Across America Day at Woodland Primary, By Jodi Harter, Assistant Principal
Here at Woodland Primary, we work very hard everyday teaching kindergarten through 2nd graders how to read.  It is an amazing transformation watching the students become readers. GCS Superintendent Mr. Doug Fries once said, “In K-2 we learn to read, in grades 3 through 12 we read to learn.”  We are giving our students a solid foundation in literacy to ensure that our children grow... read more 
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Bluebag Media… East students raise money and build ‘healthy hearts’
GREENVILLE – “I floss my teeth, eat black beans (causes gas), scarf down the oatmeal, spinach and flax…” And the poem continues. East Intermediate teacher Mrs. Flora was one of six contestants competing for the title of “Why I am a Heart Hero!” Throughout the week third and fourth grade students went through a series of exercises during gym. Gym teacher Miss (Cindy) Rose had them rotate... read more 
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