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MSN Money… Jell-O, that jiggly dessert famously favored by Bill Cosby, could get the ax: analyst, By Trey Williams -- Like its once-revered spokesman, Bill Cosby, the Jell-O brand has seen the value of its brand erode precipitously. In the aftermath of the announcement that Kraft Food Group Inc.  and H.J. Heinz Co. will join forces, Morningstar senior analyst Erin Lash suggested that the Jell-O brand could be on the chopping block as 3G Capital Partners casts a critical eye on the Kraft portfolio. “Despite investments to try and turn around the brand,” Lash said... read more.
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Injury accident at 118 & 705
Burkettsville-  On March 28, 2015 at 9:39 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Burkettsville Fire, Rossburg Fire and Ansonia Rescue, were dispatched to SR118 at SR705 reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Honda Fit, driven by Brian Sutton (47) of Tipp City, was eastbound on SR705 and
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Mercer drug bust nets 12
Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Chief Tom Wale announced the indictment and arrests of the following persons.   All of the charges are a result of an investigation by the Drug Unit (Grand Lake Task Force).  The Grand Lake Task Force includes agencies from Mercer and Auglaize Counties.   The Drug Unit in Mercer County is a
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MSN.com… Washington girl performs 600 acts of kindness to honor late grandmother
Larry LaRue, News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. -- Before it careened out of control - before she decided to perform 600 acts of kindness in one year - Alex McKelvey began with one. She was 6 years old when her maternal grandmother, Linda, died in September 2013. "Mom and grandma were best buddies, and mom cried a lot when she passed on," Alex said. "I told her grandma was up in heaven
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Court News Ohio… New Statewide Program to Teach Civility
March 20, 2015 - A new curriculum aimed at teaching civility to middle school students is now available to Ohio teachers. The seven-lesson package of activities was developed by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) with support from the Thomas J. Moyer Legacy Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and funded by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. It’s designed to help students gain knowledge to
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Darke Chamber leads multi-county wage and benefit survey
 (GREENVILLE, OHIO) -  For several months, the Darke County Chamber's Human Resources (HR) Council has been discussing the topic of conducting a wage and benefits survey with other chambers in the region.  Last month, the HR Council invited chamber executives from the Celina-Mercer County Chamber, Preble County Chamber, Southwestern Auglaize County
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Huffington Post… John McCain To Obama: Get Over Your 'Temper Tantrum' On Israel, by Sam Levine
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that President Barack Obama should "get over his temper tantrum" over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "The president should get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President, it's time that we work together with our Israeli friends and try to stem this tide of ISIS and Iranian movement throughout the region, which is threatening the very fabric of the region. The least of your problems is what
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Injury Accident on S.R. 49
On March 23, 2015 at approximately 5:40 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Rescue, Greenville Twp. Fire Dept.,and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to State Route 49 near Heritage Road in reference to a one vehicle, injury accident.  Careflight was requested to the scene but was unable to fly due to weather conditions. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Chevrolet Impala
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AG Mike DeWine… DeWine, Hughes, O’Brien Urge Support for Violent Career Criminal Act
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien are urging support for the Violent Career Criminal Act, which was introduced this General Assembly as Senate Bill 97. Sponsored by Senators Hughes and Frank LaRose (R-Copley), the legislation would add additional prison time for repeat violent offenders
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Treasurer Josh Mandel … Mandel Earns #1 Transparency Ranking in the Country
Improves Ohio's Transparency Ranking from 46th to 1st in the Nation, Receives Highest Score in the History of U.S. PIRG's Rankings - COLUMBUS - The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released their annual "Following the Money 2015" report today and Treasurer Josh Mandel earned Ohio the number one transparency ranking in the country for providing online access to government
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February 2015, unchanged from January 2015. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 3,300 over the month, from a revised 5,383,900 in January to 5,387,200 in February. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in February was 291,000, down 2,000 from 293,000 in January. The number of unemployed has decreased by 66,000 in the past 12 months from 357,000. The February
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Driver in critical condition following single vehicle accident
On March 20, 2015 at approximately 7:01 a.m. Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire Department, Gettysburg Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to 8500 block of Childrens Home Bradford Road in reference to a single vehicle injury accident. The caller reported a vehicle in a field with a female yelling for help. Preliminary investigation revealed
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Court News Ohio… First-Time Ohio Mock Trial Champion Takes the Trophy, By Stephanie Beougher
March 16, 2015 -- More than 300 high school students from 32 teams competed during a three-day period, with one team emerging victorious. Westerville North High School defeated Ashland High School to win the 32nd annual High School Mock Trial Competition on March 14. It was the first time a Westerville North team had won the mock trial final. “For us to be the first people to actually win it, let alone get here, it was breathtaking, unbelievable
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Attorney General DeWine… As Sunshine Week Begins, DeWine Releases 2015 ‘Yellow Book’
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the 2015 edition of Ohio Sunshine Laws: An Open Government Resource Manual. The release of the manual, commonly referred to as the “Yellow Book,” coincides with the beginning of Sunshine Week. “The ‘Yellow Book’ is published to help requesters understand their rights and for government agencies to understand their obligations
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MSN.com… Senate leader: Obama on verge of 'very bad deal' with Iran, By Doina Chiacu - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that President Barack Obama was on the verge of making a "very bad deal" on Iran's nuclear program and made clear that Congress will weigh in on any agreement. "Apparently the administration is on the cusp of entering into a very bad deal with one of the worst regimes in the world that would allow them to continue to have their nuclear infrastructure," McConnell said ... read more.
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Bluebag Media… More consumers looking for unique, local shopping
GREENVILLE – “Retail is in a massive transformation period. Consumers have lost their enthusiasm for strolling through massive stores…” This quote by consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow was offered by Main Street Greenville Executive Director Amber Garrett as a reason for the growing shopping trends in Greenville and Darke County
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Scheduled improvements to County Roads and Bridges, By Jim Surber P.E., P.S., Darke County Engineer - An estimated $2,757,949 worth of improvements to Darke County roads and bridges is scheduled for 2015 that will be 90% percent locally funded. This is $329,943 less than in 2014. Local funds come only from gas tax and license fees returned monthly to the County by the State of Ohio for County Highway operations. No real estate taxes, sales taxes, or money... read more.
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When tragedy strikes, Tri-County Crisis Response Team helps communities cope
As details of the recent tragic event in Troy trickled out over social media, traditional media and neighbor to neighbor, it quickly became apparent that the scope and impact would reach far beyond the families involved. Four children ages 8 through 14 were poisoned by carbon monoxide build up in the house. Three have died. Emergency responders – police, fire and EMTs – described
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… Historic Adoption Records Law Takes Effect March 20
COLUMBUS– State Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Dave Burke (R-Marysville) co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that is set to take effect on March 20, 2015.  Next Friday, 400,000 people born in Ohio and adopted between January 1, 1964 and September 18, 1996 can request a copy of their original birth certificate. After a 15-month implementation period, required by the Ohio Department of Health
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Bluebag Media… Retail is changing but economic outlook is positive
GREENVILLE – “Retail as we know it is changing.” That is the general consensus of three individuals who tend to keep a finger on the pulse of local economics. According to Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall, the brick and mortar ‘big box’ stores are going away. Main Street Greenville Executive Director Amber Garrett and Darke County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Deanna York agree
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Two-vehicle injury accident
On March 12, 2015 at approximately 12:30 PM Darke County deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, New Madison Fire, Arcanum Rescue, CareFlight and LifeLine were dispatched to the intersection of New Madison-Coletown Road and Hollansburg-Arcanum Road in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 1983 Chevy Suburban driven by George M. Fudge, 39 of New Paris, Ohio stopped at the posted stop sign
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Injury Accident on US 36 and Jaysville St. Johns
On March 11, 2015 at approximately 1011 hrs. Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township fire Department and Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to US Route 36 and Jaysville St. Johns Rd. in reference to an injury accident.  The caller reported a vehicle off the roadway with possible ejection.  Investigation revealed that a 2000 GMC crew cab truck, driven by Jimmie D. Platt, age 75, Covington, Ohio was westbound on US Route 36
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Methamphetamine Drug Lab Discovered in Mobile Home Park
On March 9, 2015 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit served an arrest warrant on David Reffitt, age 42, for trafficking in heroin.  Reffitt was taken into custody at his residence, 503 Beamsville Union City Road Lot#29. While at the residence officers noticed a chemical odor similar to what is found in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  Officers also observed items present
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Federal News Radio… Carter opens door to more DoD civilian job cuts
Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Congress Wednesday that civilian workforce reductions need to be part of the Pentagon's strategy to deal with tightening budgets. He said that, although parts of the workforce have grown out of necessity over the last decade, the Pentagon has not done enough to reduce overhead in its civilian ranks. In his first round of Congressional hearings since becoming Defense secretary in early
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AG DeWine Releases March Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released a status update on the progress of DNA testing being conducted as part of the Ohio Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative. Status of Initiative as of Monday, March 2, 2015: • A total of 152 law enforcement agencies in Ohio have submitted 9,237 rape kits for testing b
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Edison Community College Selects Four Candidates for President
Edison Community College has selected four candidates for the position of President and will bring each candidate to campus for two days between March 17 and April 2. The selected candidate will replace Interim President Dr. Karen Rafinski, who has led the College following Dr. Cristobal Valdez’s announced departure in the previous academic year
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Darke County's Most Wanted… Joseph Cheadle
Wanted for:  November 2014 – Bench Warrant issued by Darke County Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on a Marijuana Drug Abuse charge; a minor misdemeanor. November 2014 - Arrest warrant issued the Darke County Common Pleas Court upon and Indictment by the Darke County Grand Jury for Domestic Violence, a felony of the 4th degree. December 2014  –  Arrest warrant issued
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AG Mike DeWine… Ohio Sues BP for $33 Million in Wrongful Oil Tank Clean-Up Compensation
Attorney General DeWine Alleges BP “Double Dipped” from State Fund and Insurers -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board today announced a lawsuit against BP Inc. for wrongfully obtaining more than $33.3 million in reimbursement to clean up leaks from BP-owned underground storage tanks in Ohio
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AG Mike DeWine… Top Phone Scams During National Consumer Protection Week
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers about five of the top phone scams reported to his office. “Every day, there’s a scammer who picks up the phone, tells a big lie, and tries to get money from someone in Ohio,” Attorney General DeWine said. “No longer do thieves have to rob a bank to get cash. They just pick up the phone, tell a very detailed, believable
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in January 2015, unchanged from a revised 5.1 percent in December 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 25,100 over the month, from a revised 5,369,900 in December to 5,395,000 in January. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 293,000, up 1,000 from 292,000 in December. The number of unemployed has decreased by 78,000
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Ohio AG Mike DeWine… Agreement with Naloxone Manufacturer Announced
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Ohio has reached an agreement with naloxone manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. regarding rebates for public entities that purchase Amphastar naloxone within the next year. As part of the agreement, Amphastar has agreed to provide a $6 rebate for each Amphastar
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Mercer County Sheriff… Suspected drug use leads to assaultive behavior
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that on March 6, 2015 at approximately 9:19am, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received several calls in regards to a disturbance at Grand Manor Trailer Court, 3601 State Route 703 in Jefferson Township.  The callers reported that a male was half-clothed, covered in blood, and was trying to fight with people. When law enforcement
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Bluebag Media… State tax refund quiz off to a rocky start
GREENVILLE – “I’m not sending my personal information to them through the mail,” said one frustrated taxpayer. “Who knows who might be looking at it on the other end.” The Greenville resident had filed her tax return online as she had in years past, only to find out she had to take a test to prove she was who she said she was. She was one of the reportedly one in 10
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Reward Offered regarding Bald Eagle Shot in Preble County
Xenia, OH - The ODNR Division of Wildlife is asking the public for information about the shooting of a bald eagle in Preble County. The incident occurred around Saturday, Feb. 21. The bird was found northeast of Eaton. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers. Bald and golden eagles are protected under federal law by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
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Mehaffie Named Chairman of Edison’s Board of Trustees
Darryl Mehaffie has been elected to serve as chairman of Edison Community College’s Board of Trustees. Mehaffie’s appointment took place at the January 28 board meeting and will continue for the next two years. As a member of Edison’s Board of Trustees for over fifteen years, Mehaffie is accustomed to the College and realizes the significance in being named chairman. “I was pleased to learn of my election
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