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Court News Ohio, Retirees Bring Life Experiences to Court as Volunteers, By Stephanie Beougher -- November 24, 2015 -- Each Thursday morning, you’ll find 92-year-old Jack Kinsner at the Avon Lake Municipal Court. Kinsner is one of five volunteers who’ve retired from long-time professions and now spends a day each week helping Judge Darrel Bilancini and his bailiff with paperwork and other duties during court days. “I look forward to this because it’s something to do and I just enjoy watching the judge and how he handles all these people... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine…Woman Indicted for Defrauding OPERS, Social Security of Nearly $1 Million -- (CLEVELAND)—A Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a Euclid woman on 28 counts related to alleged theft of public pension and social security benefits totaling almost $1 million dollars. Eva J. Allen, 73, formerly of East Cleveland, was indicted on the following counts: One count of Identity Fraud, a felony of the first degree; Two counts of Theft, felonies of the second degree... read more.
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FBI… Hacktivists Threaten to Target Law Enforcement Personnel and Public Officials
Law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at increased risk of being targeted by hacktivists. Hacking collectives are effective at leveraging open source, publicly available information identifying officers and public officials, their employers or associates, and their families. With this in mind, officers and public officials should be highly aware of their email account security.
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Court News Ohio… New Rule Adopted to Protect Personal Information in Juvenile and Domestic Cases, By Dan Trevas | November 23, 2015 -- The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted an amendment to the Rules of Superintendence that would require local courts to protect sensitive personal information contained in the records of juvenile and domestic relations civil proceedings. The final amendment comes after the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Children and Families received public comment from 20 individuals and associations... read more.
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Bluebag Media… Kiwanians get a lesson in the national debt
GREENVILLE – “The best way to look at the national debt is in seconds,” Matt Huffman told members and guests at Kiwanis of Greenville Nov. 18. “A million seconds ago is 13 days. Not a problem,” he said, noting the current U.S. GNP (Gross National Product) of over $16 trillion. “A billion seconds ago is 33 years,” he added. Still not a major concern considering the GNP.
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Bluebag Media… DeColores seeks help for historic barn renovation
ARCANUM – An eighth grader arrives at school at 7 a.m. His or her job that morning might be to feed the chickens… or work in the kitchen. Or it might be to work with other students to determine what crops they will plant in the spring. There may be other chores that day. They are divided up among the 21 students who operate the DeColores Montessori Farm School.
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FBI… Protect Your Wallet and Your Information This Holiday Season
As the holiday shopping season officially gets underway, the FBI would like to take this opportunity to warn shoppers to be aware of the increasingly aggressive techniques of cyber criminals who want to steal your money and your personal information. For example, watch out for online shopping scams—criminals often scheme to defraud victims by offering too-good-to-be-true deals, like brand.
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Injury Accident on SR 49 South
On November 24, 2015 at approximately 6:57 a.m. Darke County Deputies, Arcanum Rescue, New Madison Fire were dispatched to 4600 block State Route 49 for a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation has revealed a 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by Paige McCool (Arcanum, Ohio) was traveling north on Jaysville St. Johns Rd. The.
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Court News Ohio… Jailed Youth Decreases, Forum Finding Ways to Reduce Recidivism, By Jenna Gant
November 19, 2016 -- Ohio court staff and state representatives attended a two-day conference in Austin, Texas to talk about ways to reduce the likelihood of previously jailed teens and young adults from being rearrested and ending up in the adult criminal justice system. About 300 representatives from all 50 states last week gathered at the forum, “Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System,” to develop plans to improve.
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Bluebag Media… Health care message: get covered or get penalized
GREENVILLE – “My concern is there may be people out there who don’t realize they will be penalized if they have no insurance,” said Alexis Denlinger, Family Health Care’s Certified Application Counselor. The scenario, according to Austie Auker, Family Health’s Finance Director, would be someone who hasn’t signed up goes to the emergency room due to an accident or illness.
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Eligible Ohioans can file taxes free through Ohio Benefit Bank
Free tax assistance available for households ‘Married Filing Jointly’ earning less than $90,000 annually and all other filing status’ earning less than $65,000 annually. Tax season is quickly approaching, and thousands of Ohioans will soon begin the filing process to ensure that they receive their refunds. To save taxpayers a little extra money this year, when individuals and families can use every extra dollar, Fish Choice Pantry is partnering.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Resolution Urging Obama to Halt Acceptance of Syrian Refugees passes House -- COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) applauds State Representative Tim Derickson (R-Oxford) for his leadership in sponsoring House Concurrent Resolution 31. Derickson carried the concurrent resolution and led the efforts for swift passage at a time when America needs common sense leadership the most. The concurrent resolution, which passed the Ohio House... read more.
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Huffman to run for re-election
Republican State Representative Stephen A. Huffman of Tipp City has announced his intention to run for a second term.  Rep. Huffman, who was first elected to the 80th District in 2014, expects to file his petitions by the December deadline. Rep. Huffman, the initially only freshman legislators appointed as vice chair of a committee, serving in that capacity.
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Bluebag Media… ODNR director continues to serve his home base
FT. RECOVERY – Jim Zehringer, served Darke County as State Representative from Distr. 77 from 2007 to 2011. He was replaced by State Rep. Jim Buchy when Gov. John Kasich appointed him Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Many facets of his job still have a direct impact on Darke County. Like $2 gas? “The governor wants oil and gas developed safely in Ohio.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Poster Contest Entries for National Missing Children's Day Being Accepted -- (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohio fifth graders and their teachers to take part in the 2016 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest. The Ohio Attorney General's Missing Persons Unit began accepting poster contest entries today. The contest, whose theme is "Bring Our Missing Children Home," is sponsored... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine… $10.6 Million in Ohio Student Loans to be Forgiven in Settlement
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine along with 39 other attorneys general today announced that the company behind Brown Mackie College, The Art Institutes, South University, Argosy University, and Stautzenberger College has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgive about $102.8 million in student loans nationwide, including over $10.6 million in Ohio.
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Mercer County man missing
The Celina Police Department is requesting people be on the lookout for a missing 89 year old man, Eugene L. Cool, from Celina.  He last had contact with family at about 10:30 AM this morning and was supposed to visit a local nursing home at 11:30 AM this morning and has not been seen or heard from since. Mr. Cool is 5’08” tall, weighs 138 pounds, he has gray hair and blue eyes.  He drives a light blue, 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan.
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Greenville Police Department… Shots fired, suspect in jail
On November 17, 2015 at approximately 3:33 p.m., Greenville Police officers responded to the area of Harrison Avenue near Fair St. on reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, the suspect, Charles W. Braumiller,  from Phillipsburg,  Ohio, was detained.  The victim is Carl E. Smith from Greenville, Ohio. Charles W. Braumiller has been charged with Felonious Assault and is currently incarcerated in the Darke County Jail.
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Attorney General DeWine… Wapakoneta Woman Sentenced For Sexual Battery of a Juvenile
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that an Auglaize County woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on three charges of sexual battery. Lori Anderson, 51, who was an elementary school teacher in Auglaize County at the time of her arrest, pleaded guilty last month to the sexual battery charges. Anderson and Charles Wycuff, 54, both of Wapakoneta.
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FBI Releases 2014 Hate Crime Statistics
November 16, 2015 -- Today, the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2014, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. Submitted by 15,494 law enforcement agencies, the data provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes; however, the UCR Program does not.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Pitbull mauls owner, 2-year-old
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his office is investigating a dog mauling incident.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on November 16th at 3:45 PM from the resident at 4009 Lange Road, St. Henry advising her dog was attacking her two year old daughter.   St. Henry Police Department was requested to respond because deputies were.
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Greenville Police Department… Assault at local store
On November 13, 2015 at approximately 1:10 p.m., a customer at Walmart was standing at the Customer Service Counter when she was hit from behind with a grocery cart.  The victim turned and said "excuse me" to the suspect (a female). The suspect then became belligerent and proceeded to hit the victim, grab her hair and slammed her to the ground.  When attempting to get up, the victim.
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Kruckeberg, US 127 injury accident
On November 16, 2015 at 6:05 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Rescue and Greenville Twp. Fire Dept. were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Kruckeberg Road reference a two vehicle crash involving three injured persons. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Honda Civic, driven by Alexander Fugate, 33, of Greenville, was traveling westbound on Kruckeberg.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Conference to Focus on Veterans Legal Advocacy
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America will be co-sponsoring a December conference on veterans legal advocacy. Titled "Defending Veterans in the Criminal Justice System," the one-day conference will take place on Thursday, December 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Columbus Police Academy Lecture Hall.
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Court News Ohio… Sex-Offender Registration and Notification Mandates Are Constitutional, By Kathleen Maloney -- November 12, 2015 -- State law requires convicted sex offenders to register and to verify their addresses periodically with authorities. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that those requirements for certain offenders do not amount to cruel and unusual punishment. The obligations for Tier II sex offenders “are not so extreme as to be grossly disproportionate to the crime... read more.
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Cleveland.com… Ohio lawmakers plan to introduce medical marijuana bills, By Jackie Borchardt
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- On the heels of the defeat of a proposal to legalize marijuana, state lawmakers in the Ohio House said Wednesday they plan to move forward with several bills related to medical marijuana. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Southwest Ohio, told reporters Wednesday that Republicans plan to take a "measured and methodical approach" to drafting.
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Bluebag Media… Mock Rock and Talent Show kicks off successful campaign
GREENVILLE – The Oct. 31 Mock Rock & Talent Show held by the Greenville VFW Post 7261 offered an opportunity to learn about the local VFW’s plans for the Veteran’s Memorial Park and Digital Library. It also offered an opportunity for some humor, great entertainment and acknowledgments for the hard work of many. Seven talented individuals.
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Two injury accidents over the weekend
Teen in critical condition following 571 accident - Greenville- On November 14, 2015 at approximately 10:48 P.M. Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire, and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2700 Block of State Route 571 reference to an accident with injuries. Preliminary investigation shows.
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Bluebag Media… Park District receives $225,000 ODNR grant
FT. RECOVERY – “Great news!!” said Darke County Parks Director Roger Van Frank when he passed on the message that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was going to award $225,000 to the District for Phase V of its Tecumseh Trail. ODNR Parks Director Jim Zehringer was going to be presenting this and four other grants at a “rally” at Ft. Recovery High School. The room was packed.
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Buchy Named Grand Marshal of Hometown Holiday Horse Parade!
GREENVILLE, Ohio - Main Street Greenville’s Board of Directors and the Parade Committee have named State Representative Jim Buchy as the 2015 Hometown Holiday Horse Parade Grand Marshal. When selecting the Grand Marshal for 2015, Representative Buchy was a natural choice. “Representative Buchy has served on and off in public office for our community since 1980, in that.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… More than 9,000 Sexual Assault Kits Tested
 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now tested more than 9,000 sexual assault kits as part of a special initiative to test rape kits that had never been tested for DNA. As of November 1, 2015, 232 law enforcement agencies have.
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Bluebag Media… Parents, voters tour the “new” Greenville HS
GREENVILLE – As many as 500 parents have seen and toured the “new” Greenville High School they approved in the District’s facilities levy in 2013. According to Greenville City School District Superintendent Doug Fries, they’ve already had two open houses, then the two-day event that was held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. “(This weekend’s event) was a positive experience,” Fries said later, noting.
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FBI… Crimes Against Children
Arthur George Crabtree... Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Child Molesting - Adult Subject with a Prior - Arthur George Crabtree, a convicted sex offender, is wanted for failure to appear in court on allegations of child molestation and for being in violation of his parole. In March of 2012, a parole search of Crabtree's residence was conducted, during which his laptop was seized. Analysis of the computer.
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Federal grant to aid rural transit and expand broadband access; ODOT will use $6.8 million grant to fund Transit Tech Ohio project -- COLUMBUS (Friday, November 6, 2015) – A new Ohio Department of Transportation project, funded in large part by a federal grant, will help Ohio’s 34 rural transit systems operate more efficiently and expand broadband access in Ohio. The Transit Tech Ohio project has been awarded a $6.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The money will be used to help rural transit agencies... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… 'The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative' Certified
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution regarding the issuance of state bonds for energy development. On October 23rd, the Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative."  The submission was certified today as containing.
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The White House… Obama vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline bill
This morning (Nov. 6), speaking from the Roosevelt Room, the President announced that the State Department determined that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States. For years, this topic has occupied a huge portion of our country's climate discourse. And after explaining why this pipeline "would not serve.
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Thank you, Ohio. Former Congressman John Boehner
“Today, my heart is full with gratitude to my family, my constituents and my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to serve Ohioans in the 8th District for 25 years. I leave the people’s House as the same person I’ve always been— just a regular guy humbled by the chance to do a big job. “This all started as a chase for the American Dream in a.
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Bluebag Media… K-8 work will continue “inside” when winter hits
GREENVILLE – The K-8 building continues to “track” on schedule, said Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries. That means work should be done, as expected, by Nov. 16, 2016. On the south end (grades 5-8, closest to East Main Street) crews are putting steel in so they can pour concrete. Once that is finished, they’ll block the walls and then put on the roof.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Eight Indicted for Multi-County Drug Trafficking; Indictments Follow Seizure of  More than $1 Million in Drugs -- (ASHLAND, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ashland County Prosecutor Christopher Tunnell, Ashland County Sheriff E. Wayne Risner, the Medina County Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today that eight individuals have been indicted in connection with a drug trafficking organization... read more.
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