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Bluebag Media… IMTV seeks help for next programming level
GREENVILLE – “They’re excited… they want to go live. We’re just not ready yet.” Lori Hoover, Greenville High School’s IMTV instructor, wasn’t referring to the abilities of her students. She was talking about the capabilities of the program and their equipment. A few years back, GHS Alumnus Kent Holmes, a student at Ball State University at that time, was instrumental in setting up... read more 
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Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund supports DCCA Family Theatre Series
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes the Darke County Foundation and The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund for their support of DCCA’s Family Theatre Series.  “DCCA is pleased to receive continual generous support from community organizations such as The Jean Louise Thieme Children’s Theatre Fund of the Darke County Foundation.  With their assistance... read more 
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MVCTC Students Attend Construction Career Day
Hamilton, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) building trades students attended the 14th Annual Construction Career Day on September 16, 2015, at Butler County Fairgrounds. Construction Career Days is brought about by Southwest Ohio building and construction trades businesses partnering to help high schools... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Arts Festival deemed “a good hit”
UNION CITY, IN – “It was a good hit,” said Union City, Ind., Mayor Bryan Conklin. “We had well over 2,000 plus people there.” He acknowledged being “exhausted” as the 2nd Annual Union City Arts Festival had just wrapped up Sept. 12. Friday night was slow due to the rain, but even then, Conklin said there were 300 to 400 people in the downtown area. The finale of the weekend was... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… High school “Big Buddy” mentors needed
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is excited to announce that another great year is in the works for the Big Buddies after-school program. For our 17th program year, we are again seeking fun and energetic high school students who want an opportunity to give back to the community. This is a great opportunity to obtain community service hours, as well... read more 
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Bluebag Media… GJHS students hold 14th annual Patriot Day ceremony
GREENVILLE – “Remember and cherish the sacrifices of the men and women behind you so you can live free and safe in this community.” That was the message to the student body at Greenville Junior High School from Darke County Sheriff Captain Ted Bruner on Sept. 11. He was referring to the local first responders... read more 
St. Mary’s School September 2015
I think my computer hates me. My first clue was when I came to school on Teacher Work Day, ready to run off my class lists and my epic three-page parent letter, and found that none of my files were on the computer. Can you say “PANIC!!!”? It turned out that in the process of upgrading our technology our computer guru had forgotten to download the files he had saved from my old computer. He jokingly... read more 
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Bluebag Media… GJHS students hold 14th annual Patriot Day ceremony
GREENVILLE – “Remember and cherish the sacrifices of the men and women behind you so you can live free and safe in this community.” That was the message to the student body at Greenville Junior High School from Darke County Sheriff Captain Ted Bruner on Sept. 11. He was referring to the local first responders... read more 
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VHCC celebrates National Housekeeping Week
Versailles Health Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, celebrated National Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, September 13th through the 19th.    Without the commitment of housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staff, the enjoyable stay of a patient or resident would be very... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Rolling 50s entertains hundreds, benefits local charities
GREENVILLE – Throughout the day and evening Downtown Greenville’s Rolling 50s Car Show hosted a thousand people or more. Dave Niley, one of the event coordinators, wouldn’t begin to guess. Crowds walked up and down South Broadway, around the Circle and into side streets from 2 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 to check out more than... 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: Sammie is a 5 year old Terrier. He is mostly white and black with a little brown. He has short hair. He is a sweet little guy who loves to sit on your lap. He is current... read more 
Local Early Childhood Advisory Council Asking For Community Reps
GREENVILLE – Are you interested in early childhood education issues?  Please share your voice in an opportunity to help shape an innovative and positive future of our young children.  Call today and be part of the solution. The Council on Rural Services…programs for innovative learning, your local early childhood education provider for Head Start and Early Head Start, needs interested community representatives to join the early... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Heat is no problem for Woodland students
GREENVILLE – “Kids deal with these things better than adults,” said Woodland Heights Assistant Principal Jennifer Statzer. Principal Jody Harter agreed. “Those kids are resilient. Doesn’t phase them.” Darke County has had 90-plus degree weather since the end of August. Sept. 8 was Day 4 of the new Greenville City School year. “The teachers take a lot of water breaks... read more 
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Island Celebration awaits winner Randall Felts
DAYTON, Ohio - Other than a couple of nights at Niagara Falls, Dayton donor Randall Felts and his wife Eunhee haven’t had a vacation in 20 years.  They’ll make up for lost time by celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, Randall’s retirement, and an emotional family reunion when they travel to Hawaii as grand-prize winners in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board... read more 
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VHCC’s Hirn receives wound care certification
Beth Hirn, Physical Therapist Assistant at Versailles Health Care Center, recently received training in Wound Care in Boston, Massachusetts, through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO).  After completing one week of training and examination, Hirn is now certified in providing direct patient wound and skin care.  She is excited to play an important role in providing optimum... read more 
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Announces 2015 Take Action Scholarship Contest
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the seventh annual Take Action Video Contest for Ohio high school students. To enter this year’s contest, students (grades 9 to 12) must produce and submit a 60-second video on identity theft, cybersecurity, or student loans. The deadline to submit an entry is Dec. 11, 2015. College scholarships will be awarded... read more 
Edison announces Summer 2015 Dean’s List
Edison State Community College recognizes 14 students for excellence in academics on the 2015 Summer Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Listed in Alphabetical Order by City and Last Name... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Trackchair offers more mobility for the disabled
GREENVILLE – At $16,500 it’s a bargain, at least according to Action Trackchair representative Kim McCabe. She compared it to basic wheelchairs you have to push with your hands (upwards from $6,000) to the fancier models which can cost as much as $40,000 or more. This one will take its occupant literally anywhere anyone... read more 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… BBBS hosts agency picnic at Earl’s Island
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County sponsored an agency picnic at Earl’s Island, Lake Loramie State Park on Thursday, August 13, to provide an evening of fun and food for the volunteers and the children in the program. Over 40 individuals from Shelby and Darke Counties attended the picnic under clear skies and mild... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Majority kids clean up East Main bridge graffiti
GREENVILLE – “We Are the Majority” leaders and their young charges were walking the bike path under the East Main Street bridge on their way to play Putt Putt Golf. “We saw the graffiti (on the wall),” said Kelly Harrison, Prevention Specialist with Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio. “One of the leaders said ‘sure wish we... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Cancer Association receives $1,312… and counting
GREENVILLE – “So how much do you make with this game?” Karl Dearwester said, “All I can!” Then he grinned. “If I told you how much I really made you might want one…” He was referring to a game that is 123 years old and which he has run for nearly half that time, Dearwester Canes. The same can be said for The Cancer Association of Darke County. Dearwester has been sponsoring... read more 
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