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Greenville Police Department… Suspect at Large
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at approximately 5:25 p.m. Family Dollar, 300 Martin Street in Greenville was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk and another employee opened the cash drawer and the suspect took the money. The suspect then fled the scene towards Green Street. The suspect was described as wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, jeans.
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Farewell Address: This, Too, Can Really Happen to You
October 29, 2015 -- Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-West Chester) delivered his farewell address in the Hall of the House: My colleagues, I rise today to inform you that I will resign as Speaker of the House effective upon the election of my successor. I will also resign as Representative of Ohio’s Eighth District at the end of this month. I leave with no regrets or burdens. If anything, I leave as I started.
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Edison welcomes Carlisle and Smith to Darke County Campus
Edison State Community College is pleased to welcome Rachel Carlisle and Cassie Smith to the Darke County Campus. Carlisle has joined the campus as an Enrollment Manager while Smith has joined as a College Resource Specialist. Carlisle, of Arcanum, comes to Edison as a seasoned leader, most recently working for the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition.
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Depts. of Education, Health and Human Services… Early Learning Challenge Performance Reports released; Reports on 20 states, including Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Education released a report today that shows Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge states are rapidly improving the quality of early learning programs while enrolling more children, especially from low- and moderate income families, in the highest-quality programs. What’s more, thousands... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Progress Toward Strengthening State Pensions announced - COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today announced that all five state pensions are at or below a 30 year funding period, which is the amount of time needed to pay off the system’s unfunded liabilities. The public pensions are required by law to amortize any unfunded liabilities over a period of not more than 30 years. Each pension system... read more.
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Ohio Republican Party… State takes up dead voter investigation, By Deanne Johnson, Salem News - October 17, 2015 - LISBON - A day after the Columbiana County Board of Elections discussed finding some very questionable voter registrations among those turned in recently, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Information and Investigation has come here to work on the case. Sheriff Ray Stone said BCII arrived Friday, spent about two hours... read more.
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Bluebag Media… Voter registrations are up – turnout likely to be higher
GREENVILLE – A number of voters registering for the first time were primarily due to the petitions being signed during the summer. Also, according to Jean Anderson, Darke County Board of Elections, the last two weeks before the deadline there were a number of new registrations. The total new registrations wasn’t available at the time. As of.
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MSN.com… White House, GOP near 2-year budget deal 9 / 64, by Alexander Bolton, The Hill
Senior White House officials and congressional leaders are nearing a deal to raise the debt limit and set the federal budget for the next two years, say sources familiar with the talks. The agreement is not yet final, as negotiators still need to settle a dispute over controversial policy riders, but congressional leaders hope to announce something Monday evening, according to a Senate source. The deal would cover the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years.
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Good News Network… Teens Today Are Actually Good – 7 Positive Trends Prove It
Have teens gotten a bad rap in recent years? They are typically characterized as self-involved, reckless, and only interested in “sharing” on their phones, but the youth of today, in reality, are actually behaving more virtuously than they have in a long time. Statistics tell an optimistic story. From smoking and drug use to unwanted pregnancies and abortions, the trends today show most.
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Bluebag Media… Mehaffie is Republican of the Year – Faber to run for Buchy’s seat
GREENVILLE – Twenty-two veterans followed Greenville High School’s NJROTC Honor Guard to the front of the Youth Building Oct. 18 to kick off the annual Darke County Republican Pig Roast. Two special announcements were part of the program… Darryl Mehaffie was named the Darke County Republican of the Year for 2015. Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, in making the.
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Positive News.org… ‘I want a network of young people creating a different economy’, UK / Economics & Innovation -- “I’m glad there’s an economic crisis.” It’s not something you hear very often, but 25-year-old Rhiannon Colvin believes that the global economic crash of 2008 and its aftermath have presented the perfect opportunity for her generation to start creating a new economy. “I’m not glad that people are unemployed,” she continues, “but I don’t believe in this economy and how it works. It’s very unsustainable, very unequal and young people are exploited... read more.
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State Senators Faber & Beagle… Bill Supporting Women’s Health and the Protection of Life Passed -- Redirects taxpayer dollars away from abortion providers to community health care centers -- COLUMBUS - Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Senator Bill Beagle today announced the passage of legislation aimed at redirecting public funding away from any entity associated with performing abortions in Ohio and instead directs those taxpayer dollars to the hundreds... read more.
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FBI… In the Line of Duty: Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2014 Report Released -- 10/19/15 -- On May 29, 2014, a 42-year-old trooper with the New York State Police made a traffic stop on an interstate highway north of Binghamton. The veteran trooper parked behind the stopped car and approached the driver’s side window. In that fleeting moment, a truck traveling in the same direction at about 90 miles per hour suddenly swerved, sideswiping the car and striking the trooper... read more.
SFGate… 4 Teens Honored For Positive Deeds In the Community: Youth Commission awards highlight volunteer service done by youth, Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writer - Every Saturday, Teresa Lennon unabashedly knocks on the doors of 50 to 60 neighbors, reminding children in the 86-unit Los Medanos Housing Project in Bay Point about church the next day. Then on Sunday, she knocks again, helping the children scramble onto the bus that picks them up for the service at Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Concord... read more.
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Assault arrest following two-vehicle accident
Palestine- On October 24, 2015 at 3:55 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Tri-Village Rescue, Liberty Township Fire and mutual aid from Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to Palestine Union City Rd. at Ross Rd reference to a two vehicle injury accident with possible entrapment. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Chevy 2500.
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County News Online… CNO launches two new FB pages
County News Online has launched two new Facebook pages. In addition to the traditional page with nightly updates, check out Empowering Darke County Youth and County News Online Community. Empowering Darke County Youth is about our kids… their accomplishments, their successes and their challenges. It will include some.
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Greenville City Schools Renewal Operating Levy & High School Open House, By Doug Fries, Superintendent - Greenville Schools has an operational renewal levy on the ballot for the November 3rd Election.  I emphasize this is a renewal levy with NO NEW TAXES.  This is a 5.50 mill general operations levy for the district.  It will appear as issue 6 on the ballot.  This levy has been in existence since 1996 and has been approved with each... read more.
Social media campaign shows the dangers of roadwork
Latest video includes the mother of an ODOT worker who was killed -- COLUMBUS (Wednesday, October 21, 2015) – This summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation began a social media campaign to raise awareness about the state’s “Move Over” law. It’s a law that mandates motorists move over and slow down when vehicles with flashing lights, including highway work crew trucks, are on the side of the road. The various posts to Facebook.
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Dry Weather Makes Field Fires a Safety Concern for Farmers and Neighbors, By Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- This season, farmers are at a high risk of having a field fire.  In less than a week we have had at least two field fires in the county and a few in our neighboring counties. What is fueling these fires you may ask?  We had a tremendous amount of rain this past growing season which in turn produced a corn crop with a lot of fodder.  We also have had less than a half inch... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… 15th Annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children”
The employees of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, through the support of Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, and in conjunction with local law enforcement, Crime Stoppers, and fire and emergency medical professionals have announced plans to host the 15th annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children” program. Thanks to generous donations from caring individuals and businesses within our community.
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Coffee with the Commissioner
October is the official start of the Holiday season.  We have Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then the big one, Christmas. This is always the busiest time of the year for everyone, so with keeping that in mind, October has been the last month of the year that Commissioner Stegall has his “Coffee with the Commissioner”.  This year is no different.   Next Saturday, October 24th, from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m.
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Vandergriff joins Beagle for Congress as Campaign Manager
TIPP CITY – Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) announced today that Dani Vandegriff has joined his campaign team as Campaign Manager in his bid for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. Vandegriff comes to the Beagle campaign from the office of Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Columbus), where she most recently served as as the South East Ohio Field Representative.
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FBI Releases 2014 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted - Washington, D.C. October 19, 2015 - According to statistics collected by the FBI, 96 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2014. Of these, 51 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 45 officers died in accidents. In addition, 48,315 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. The 2014 edition of Law Enforcement Officers... read more.
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County News Online… “5 to Drive” Campaign Helps Parents Protect Teen Drivers
Teen Driver Safety Week Is October 18-24, 2015 - DARKE COUNTY – County News Online is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote the “5 to Drive” campaign during National Teen Driver Safety Week. The campaign aims to help parents talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road. “Even though your.
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Bluebag Media… Memorial Hall facelift highlights first concert
GREENVILLE – Maybe it’s an aura. Maybe it’s the fresh paint, or maybe it’s the shiny brass fittings and railings, or refinished front doors with new brass hardware. St. Clair Memorial Hall is 103 years old but it looks like it was unveiled yesterday. “The most telling tale,” said Matt Jordan, the project manager for the refurbished Performing Arts Center.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohio Man Gets Four Life Sentences Plus 145 Years For Rape
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that an Auglaize County man has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison following his conviction this week on 43 charges of rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual imposition. Visiting Judge Dale Crawford today sentenced Charles Wycuff, 54, of Wapakoneta, to four life sentences plus an additional 145 years.
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FBI… Race and Law Enforcement: Director Urges Closer Ties Between Police, Communities
10/16/15 -- FBI Director James Comey is continuing to urge police agencies and their constituents—particularly in communities of color—to take steps to better understand one another to help stem what he sees as a growing disconnect. “I imagine two lines,” Comey said Thursday during a forum at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio that included local law.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is launching a cybersecurity awareness campaign to help protect Ohioans from identity theft and cyber fraud. The grant-funded program includes cybersecurity messages that will be displayed in public transit systems and made available to libraries and schools throughout Ohio. “We want to give people practical.
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FBI Testimony: Threats to the Homeland, James B. Comey, Director
Good afternoon Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Carper, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the current threats to the homeland and our efforts to address new challenges, including terrorists’ use of technology to communicate—both to inspire and recruit. The widespread use of technology.
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Sheriff, Prosecutor & Police Chiefs; Open Letter on Issue 3
On November 3, 2015, you will make a decision on Issue 3 and Issue 2.  As you know, this issue will allow marijuana to become more prevalent in our communities.  As the local law enforcement agency heads, we are writing to ask that you vote NO on Issue 3.  This issue will create a legalized drug cartel in Ohio.  This means they will operate a monopoly on marijuana sales in Ohio. Issue 2 will stop the monopoly.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Arcanum’s Ivester Park gets $20,000 safety grant
Without Congressional Action, Land and Water Conservation Fund Will Expire September 30 -- WASHINGTON, D.C. –- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has awarded $20,000 to the Village of Arcanum to make playground improvements to Ivester Park. The funding will be used to install a safety surface and playground border, as well as additional seating.
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Bluebag Media… Can-do mentality? Whirlpool wants you!
GREENVILLE – “We have a job for just about every educational pursuit,” said Ken Hossler, Whirlpool Plant Leader. He and his staff hosted 70 Franklin Monroe sophomores Oct. 2 for National Manufacturing Day. Later he noted one of the areas where there is a need is engineering. “Nuclear engineer? Won’t work in nuclear technology but we need the engineering skills.” Hossler told the students.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Subjects for Peace Officer Continued Professional Training
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the subject matter required for peace officer and trooper Continued Professional Training (CPT) reimbursement in 2016. In April, Ohio Attorney General DeWine's Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training recommended that Ohio increase annual, advanced training for all peace officers and troopers in the state.
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FBI… Identity Theft: Fake Hospice Nurse Treated More Than 200 Patients
10/08/15 -- Imagine the emotional difficulty of arranging in-home hospice care for a terminally ill family member. Now imagine learning after the fact that your loved one had been cared for not by a nurse but by a medical imposter. That is exactly what happened in more than 200 cases in the Dallas/Fort Worth area over nearly a three-year period when a woman who had stolen the identity.
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Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar named Chair of the Board
Midmark Announces Corporate Leadership Changes - DAYTON, Ohio, October 12, 2015 — Midmark Corporation today announced the appointment of Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar as chair of the board of directors. Klamar has served as the company’s president since 2000 and added the role of chief executive officer in 2003, making her the.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Buchy calls on Congress to lift ban on crude exports
135 state legislative leaders issue letter in support for free trade in energy -- [Greenville, Ohio], ─ State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) joined 134 other senior legislative leaders from 40 states and Puerto Rico calling on Congress to lift the 1970s-era ban on U.S. crude oil exports. Allowing U.S. energy producers to access global markets is expected to save consumers money, promote America’s.
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Mercer County… Drug ‘Take Back’ Drop Box
CELINA, OH –Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced that his office, which regularly participates in the DEA Drug Takeback projects as well as maintains a Drug Drop Box, has turned over more than 350 pounds of drugs collected in the last 18 months to the DEA for destruction. The vast majority of the drugs taken are in pill form. Every day, 44 people in the U.S. die from overdose of prescription.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 2, is an opportunity to tout Ohio’s strong manufacturing sector and commit ourselves to making it even stronger. The men and women of this critical sector build the cars we drive. They mold the medical equipment that keeps us healthy. They create and make so many of the products we use each day. In an era of stagnating.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… 432 People Surrender During Ohio Fugitive Safe Surrender Event - (CANTON, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that 432 people turned themselves in during the Ohio Attorney General's four-day Ohio Fugitive Safe Surrender event in Stark County. Those who surrendered cleared a total of 369 felony and misdemeanor warrants. "Those who turned themselves in during this event took responsibility... read more.
Serious injury accident on St. Rt. 49
On October 7, 2015 at approximately 12:04 PM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Rescue, Arcanum Fire, Pitsburg Fire, Phillipsburg Fire and CareFlight responded to the 3700 block of State Route 49 in reference to a head on collision involving a semi tractor/trailer and a car. Preliminary investigation revealed a gold 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Joshua E. Zennie, 19, Dayton, Ohio was traveling northbound.
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Bomb threat at Ansonia Schools
On October 7, 2015 at 10:29 A.M., Darke County deputies and investigative division along with Ansonia Fire Department, Ansonia Rescue and Rossburg Fire Department responded to a bomb threat received at the Ansonia Elementary School.  School officials reported they received a phone call from a male using a mono tone voice advising he was in the school and was going to kill himself.
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OFRW Elects New Officers… Lyn Bliss Joins 2016-2017 Leadership Team
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) held its 2015 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, during which Officers to serve the organization for the 2016-2017 Term were elected. “It is indeed an honor and a privilege to be re-elected to serve a second term as the OFRW state president. The officers with whom I will be serving are an outstanding collection of very talented.
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DeWine Releases October 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 Testing Initiative. As of October 1, 2015, 207 law enforcement agencies have submitted 11,067 kits to be tested as part of the initiative.  Of those, 1,733 kits were.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… U.S. Senate Page Program
Send a Student to Washington, DC - As we begin the school year in Ohio, I encourage you to speak with your high school juniors about the U.S. Senate Page Program. Throughout the year, I have the honor of working with young Ohioans who aspire to make a difference. From Cleveland to Toledo to Cincinnati, it is clear that young people all over the.
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Accidental shooting in Arcanum
Arcanum- On October 4, 2015 at approximately 6:07 P.M. Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire, Arcanum Rescue, and CareFlight were dispatched to an address on Gettysburg Pitsburg Rd. reference a gun shot wound. Preliminary investigation shows that Riley Cottrell (21) of Arcanum.
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DeWine Urges Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that he is urging the leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015. Attorney General DeWine and attorneys general from 36 other states plus the District of Columbia.
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Brown promotes bill protecting infants from opioid exposure
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Caused Approximately 5,100 Hospitalizations Between 2004 and 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today during a markup of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, a bill cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to help prevent and treat prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal.
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Fatal Accident on Bears Mill Road Update
On October 3, 2015 at approximately 4:13 P.M., Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Arcanum Police Department, Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, Tri-Village Rescue, Union Township Rescue and Spirit Medical Transport were dispatched to the 4000 block of Arcanum Bears.
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Ribbon Cutting/Open House, Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville
GREENVILLE, October 1, 2015 – Premier Health will showcase its new Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville with a ribbon cutting ceremony and community open house on Wednesday, October 14. Construction of the center at 742 Sweitzer St., was completed this summer. The nearly 8,000 square foot building is located across the street from Wayne HealthCare’s main campus. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Offers Tips for T-Mobile Consumers Affected by Experian Breach --(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Following news of an Experian data breach affecting records of about 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today is encouraging consumers to guard against identity theft. “If your information has been compromised in a data breach, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be the victim of identity theft, but you should... read more.
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Kasich directs support to So. Ohio after threatened Piketon closure
Teams Up With Congressional Delegation to Address Obama Administration’s Short-Sighted Plan to Close Uranium Enrichment Efforts & Put National Security and Region’s Economy at Risk -- COLUMBUS – Given the uncertainty of U.S. Department of Energy operations at its American Centrifuge Project in Piketon and cleanup activities at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Governor John R. Kasich.
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Senators Faber and Beagle Host Roundtable Discussion at Edison
Edison State Community College welcomed Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Senator Bill Beagle to the Piqua Campus on September 22 for a roundtable discussion. Edison was selected to hold the discussion, which provided legislative updates and gathered input from business leaders, chamber members, and educational.
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Fatal Accident on Bears Mill Road
On October 3, 2015 at approximately 4:13 P.M., Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Arcanum Police Department, Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue, Tri-Village Rescue, Union Township Rescue and Spirit Medical Transport were dispatched to the 4000 block of Arcanum.
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Kasich orders flags at half-staff in honor of those lost in Oregon
COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich ordered that flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio effective immediately until sunset, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in honor of the lives lost in Roseburg, Oregon. His order reads: "In honor of the lives lost in the senseless act of violence perpetrated on.
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