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Greenville City Schools… South students win Hayes Arboretum Trash Bash contest
On Saturday, April 23, the Hayes Arboretum in Richmond, IN hosted a Family Earth Day Event, including the art exhibit Trash Bash. All entries in the Trash Bash were made from recycled materials or trash. Jake Barr, Jenna Hughes, Evan Laughead, and Mollie McLear, 6th students from South Middle School, entered artwork into the show. Jenna Hughes and Evan Laughead.
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Darke County Sheriff… Sheriff’s Office K9 Britta to get body armor
Darke County Sheriff’s Office K9 Britta will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Britta’s vest is sponsored by a memorial donation to honor the late Donnie Buff of Powhatan Point, OH and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of S.W.A.T. Officer Don Buff”. Delivery.
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Drug Take Back Event
Prescription drug take back is available 24/7 at Greenville Police Department: No questions asked. Celina OH – On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a drug take back event as part of the National Drug Take Back Initiative. During this event, the public will have the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by.
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Beef and Bees, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Four new articles have been posted in this week’s 983rd issue of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter:http://u.osu.edu/beef/. Tis the season for the higher nutritional demands of the momma cow that come along with an aggressively nursing and growing calf this time of year in Ohio . This week John Grimes emphasizes the need to.
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Edison State Community College Unveils New Look
Edison State Community College has unveiled a bold new look that depicts growth as an emerging brand, which resonates its high–quality education, a distinction built upon its strong legacy. Edison State’s rebranding represents its successful and ongoing transition to a college well beyond its heritage. Today the college provides higher.
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MVCTC Students Qualify for HOSA National Contests
Toledo, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Chapter competed in the State HOSA Leadership Conference April 5-6, at the University of Toledo.  Students performing well at the state conference qualified for the 39th Annual International HOSA Leadership Conference to be held.
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… Severe Weather Recovery Assistance for Darke and Mercer County - Last summer, many small businesses in Darke and Mercer County were hurt by severe weather that swept through the area. Severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding damaged small businesses in the area and hurt the region. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is encouraging eligible small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture... read more.
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Buchy Continues to Stand in Opposition to Obamacare
Applauds Ohio’s plans for public assistance accountability - COLUMBUS – Last week, the Ohio Department of Medicaid announced a plan to require individuals utilizing the state’s Medicaid program to make payments in order to receive benefits. The plan is in response to the Ohio House of Representatives passing legislation that will help Ohio’s Medicaid system.
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CORN Newsletter, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
This week’s CORN Newsletter can be found below. On a local note, Greg Campbell and I have been checking soil temperatures locally this past week.  It is amazing what 70 and 80 degree temperatures can do for soil temperatures. Continue for Greg’s latest readings (4 inches)… Corn Newsletter: In This Issue: 1. Corn and Soybean: What’s in Store.
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FBI Cyberstalking… A Web of Intimidation
Landmark Cyberstalking Case Results in Life Sentences for Three Family Members - 04/12/16 - After surviving a rocky divorce and custody dispute in 2007, all Christine Belford wanted was to settle back into a peaceful life with her three young daughters in her Delaware home. Instead, her ex-husband, David T. Matusiewicz, and several members of his.
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Edison State Community College… Edison Students Receive High Academic Honors
Two Edison State Community College students have been named to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Ohio Academic Team. Keith Hoying of Anna and John R. Winemiller, Jr. of Sidney have been selected as two of this year’s fifty-five statewide recipients. To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students are first nominated by.
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Edison State Community College… Edison DCC Student Produces Award–Winning Film
Kate Young’s passion for filmmaking is undeniable. “When an idea first makes its way into your head there are so many questions to be answered and logistics to figure out. The work involved in taking an idea to a substantial state is always more than you originally anticipate. But the feeling of creating something, having people take your idea and make it into reality–it’s a high like no other.” Her most recent idea turned into.
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Greenville City School District… What does it take to graduate from Greenville High School now and beyond? Jeff Cassell, Principal, Greenville Senior High School -- For many years, students have had to complete 22 credits, including specific credit requirements, plus they must pass an achievement test in order to graduate.  The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) is alive for only a few more years -the tests that Ohio freshmen have needed to take and pass to earn a high... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Adult Diploma Recipients Recognized by the State Board of Education -- 4/11/2016 -- A total of 78 adults now have high school diplomas thanks to Ohio’s new Adult Diploma Program. Several participants in the program’s pilot year were recognized today by the members of the State Board of Education of Ohio. “The Adult Diploma Program is changing lives and providing hope to the more than one million Ohio adults who left school without... read more.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Two arrested on drug charges
Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Chief Tom Wale announce drug arrests made by HIT (Heroin Interdiction Team).   Arrested were Christopher Haynes, Age 23 from 3342 Oregon Road, Celina, and Sydney E. Dicke, Age 20 from 211 South Franklin, New Bremen.  Haynes was arrested for Obstruction and Possession of Heroin. Dicke were arrested for Possession Heroin.  On Saturday.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Suspect arrested for Criminal Trespass
Sheriff Jeff Grey announces the arrest of individual suspected of attempted breaking and entering.   Arrested was James Baker, age 34, from 208 Reynolds Ave, Spencerville Ohio. Baker is currently being held on a charge of  criminal trespass. On Sunday 4-17-2016 at 3:51 AM Central Dispatch received a call from the home owner at 4960 Kittle Road.  The home owner reported he caught two subjects on his property.
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Exciting 2016 Annie Oakley Festival
The Annie Oakley Festival Committee is working diligently to plan an exciting and FREE 2016 festival at York Woods. They have a full range of entertainment booked including the highly anticipated Annie Oakley Festival Western Arts Showcase full of knife throwing, whip artistry, and variety show. There will also be musical entertainment throughout the.
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Greenville City Police… Altercation results in stabbing
On April 17, 2016 at approximately 12:47 a.m. in the vicinity of 123 Sweitzer St., officers responded to an altercation between two men which resulted in a stabbing. The victim, Charles Wolford, was treated at the scene and subsequently transported to Wayne Healthcare.  The suspect, Michael Abelquist, is in custody.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Armed robbery at Dollar General
On 4-18-2016 at approx.. 2:22 pm Mercer County Sheriff’s Office  received a 911 call from Dollar General located at 401 West Bridge St in Rockford Ohio. A white male  approx.. 5’10 to 6’ stalky build, wearing an orange Texas Longhorn long sleeve shirt, white ball cap with sunglasses on top, blue jeans with white tennis shoes had entered the.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… U.S. EPA Retracts Racing Regulation
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Following an effort led by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rescinded language within a proposed regulation which sought to prohibit the sale and use of many performance auto parts in competitive racing vehicles. The rescinded language, buried in a 629-page proposal, sought.
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Ohio State Senate… $2.6 Billion Investment in Ohio’s Local Communities Announced
Bill funds needed repairs and improvements to Ohio’s schools, infrastructure, communities and public services - COLUMBUS - Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Senate Finance Chair Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) today announced the introduction of this year’s $2.6 billion capital budget. This investment will support the infrastructure priorities.
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Beagle Honors Ohio Parole Officer of the Year
Praises Qualities of Compassion, Balance and Strength - COLUMBUS - On Tuesday, State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) honored Miami County Parole Officer Sharlynn Key for being named the 2015 Parole Officer of the Year by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. "Sharlynn is someone who leads with her actions.
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Darke County Sheriff… Man Arrested for Trafficking Crack Cocaine
On April 18, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Timothy Sanders, age 36, for trafficking illegal narcotics. Sanders was taken into custody at 209 East Main Street, Room# 117, in Greenville.  The arrest stems from an on going investigation for drug trafficking, including trafficking the drugs in the vicinity of children. Following the arrest.
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AG Mike DeWine… Ohioans Continue to Report Tax Scams as Filing Deadline Approaches
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to avoid "IRS imposter scams" as the April 18 tax-filing deadline approaches. The Ohio Attorney General's Office has received over 400 reports of the scam in April. The ploy generally begins with a call claiming to come from the IRS or U.S. Treasury. The consumer is told to call a certain phone number and.
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Medical Marijuana Task Force Findings, Plan Moving Forward; New bill would create commission to tightly regulate marijuana policy -- COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) discussed takeaways from the recently concluded Medical Marijuana Task Force hearings and shared a plan moving forward on the issue in Ohio. “The task force was created with no preconceived... read more.
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Sheriff warns motorists to be alert for volunteers, From Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker
Trash Bash April 23 & 24 - Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Darke County Solid Waste Management District Director Krista Fourman would like to advise motorists to use caution while traveling Darke County roadways on the weekend of April 23rd and 24th.  On that weekend Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be.
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Corn Newsletter; Wheat Crops, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Have you checked your wheat?  This cold snap has been detrimental to potential yield for wheat that had reached the jointing stage.  I have seen some wheat showing no issues of stress and other fields that were suffering from the extended hours at 25 degrees. You can find this week’s CORN Newsletter - April 12 - April 18, 2016; Editor(s): Glen Arnold.
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Darke County Sheriff… Child struck by lawnmower
On April 12, 2016 at 4:41 PM Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Ansonia Rescue and Careflight, responded to an injury accident involving a lawnmower in the 400 block of Winbigler Street. in the Village of Ansonia. Preliminary investigation reveals that Derrick Kolker (27), of Ansonia Ohio, was mowing a lawn in the 400 block of Winbigler Street.
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Versailles Poultry Days… 2016 Honorary Parade Marshals Tom and Shila Magoto
Tom and Shila (Dapore) Magoto are very pleased and honored to be selected as Parade Marshals for the 2016 Poultry Days parade.  The parade will begin at 11 am on Saturday June 11 as part of the three day festival to be held June 10-12. Tom and Shila were both born and raised in Versailles.  They were high school sweet-hearts graduating from.
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Darke County Sheriff… Sheriff cautions motorists on SR 49 detour
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer cautions motorists while traveling around the State Route 49 closure.  The State Route 49 closure is located between Myers-Tillman Road and Hogpath Road south of Greenville.  The designated detour for this closure from Greenville is US Route 127 south to State Route 503 south to State Route 722 east to State Route 49.
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Ohio Dept. of Transportation… Motorists twice as likely as workers to be injured or killed in work zones
ODOT to host National Work Zone Awareness Week kickoff event -- COLUMBUS (Monday, April 11, 2016) – Last year was the deadliest year in over a decade in Ohio’s roadway work zones. With 30 fatalities – nearly double the number in 2014 – the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is warning motorists of work zone dangers, and asking for their help in reversing the trend. While motorists are more than twice.
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Versailles Poultry Days… Miss Chick Pageant contestant information
This contest is sponsored by U.S. Bank and Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. The preliminaries are on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at noon and finals will be held on the festival grounds located at 459 S. Center Street on Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the former high school gymnasium. This contest is open to all high school organizations (including athletic teams, clubs, band.
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Search Warrant leads to Drug Trafficking arrest
On April 14, 2016 at approximately 6:34 am Darke County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit along with the Darke County Sheriff’s Special Response Team conducted a search warrant at 221 W Main Street in the city of Greenville, Ohio.  The search warrant stems from an on going investigation for drug trafficking.  Darren Woods was arrested and taken to the Darke County Jail for trafficking heroin.
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Mercer County Sheriff… Swartzel, Hicks arrested for drug trafficking
Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Chief Tom Wale announced drug arrests made by the Grand Lake Task Force.   Arrested were Richard Swartzel, age 32, 537 Touvelle Street Lot 68A, and Jessica R. Hicks, age 30, also of 537 Touvelle Street Lot 68A.  Both Swartzel and Hicks were arrested for trafficking in drugs (Heroin), being felonies of the 5th degree. On.
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Darke County Sheriff… Threats made by Mississinawa Valley student
On April 12, 2016 at 6:43 A.M., Darke County deputies responded to 334 South Market Street and 10480 Staudt Rd. Union City, Ohio in reference to a threat made through social media toward a Mississinawa Valley student. The investigation revealed several threats were made using a fake Facebook account toward Mississinawa Valley Middle School students.
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Darke County Visitors Bureau awards three grants in 2016
GREENVILLE, OH – The Darke County Visitors Bureau released the names of the recipients of the 2016 Darke County Tourism Grants. This year, three recipients were chosen – The Gathering at Garst, Prairie Days, and YOLO Festival of Races. “The Gathering at Garst, Prairie Days, and YOLO races all attract folks from miles away to our community,” stated committee member Lisa Martin. “They perfectly fit the grant guidelines.
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Edison State Students Inducted to Honor Society
Fourteen new members were inducted to the Edison State Community College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) during a ceremony on Tuesday, March 29 at the Piqua campus. Each semester, students are invited to join the honor society based upon academic criteria.  The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was established in 1918 to recognize and encourage the academic.
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DeWine… Petition for Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Certified
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and industrial use in the state. On March 28, 2016, the Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution titled “Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp.
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Greenville Federal Supports Partnering for Progress Initiative
Greenville – Greenville Federal Bank has once again shown their support of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) Initiative by contributing for 2016.  This collaborative public/private economic development effort has brought remarkable growth and opportunity to Darke County, with the bank participating since 2009.  “We’re glad to show our support.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sexual Violence Helpline Launched
DeWine, OhioHealth Launch Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline: 1-844-OHIO-HELP - (DUBLIN, Ohio)— As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Heather Herron Murphy, manager of OhioHealth's Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), today announced the launch of a new helpline serving survivors.
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Council on Rural Services celebrates “Week of the Young Child”
Piqua – Council on Rural Services …programs for innovative learning, is committed to improving the lives of children and their families.  Because of this commitment, we will be joining other organizations across the country in celebrating young children, their teachers and families for “Week of the Young Child” during the week of April 11 to 15.
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Buchy Urges Paper Testing for State Examinations
Reminds Interim Director of Controversy Surrounding Online Test - COLUMBUS- State Representative Jim Buchy (R- Greenville) has sent a letter to the Ohio Department of Education requesting that they allow additional opportunities for school administrators to opt for paper testing this year. The results of last year’s PARCC examinations were delayed.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine … Sexual Assault Kit Testing Update for April
(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. As of April 1, 2016, 286 law enforcement agencies have submitted 13,572 kits to be tested as part of the initiative. Of those, 4,241 kits.
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Midmark to Acquire Michigan-based Versus Technology, Inc.
Advancing Midmark leadership in outpatient clinical workflows using real-time locating systems - DAYTON, Ohio, and TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., April 8, 2016 — Midmark Corporation (“Midmark”), a leader in workflow solutions for outpatient settings, today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Versus... read more.
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Ohio Farmers Receive Water Quality Training, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
OSU College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences - COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a little over a year, Ohio State University Extension has trained more than 10,000 Ohio farmers on best practices to apply fertilizer for optimum crop yield, reduce the risk of nutrient runoff and improve water quality throughout the state. And more training.
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Ohio Beef Cattle; Buckeye Dairy News, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
The March 2016 Issue of the Buckeye Dairy News has been posted at: http://dairy.osu.edu, then click on Buckeye Dairy News. Articles include: Inside the Buckeye Dairy News: http://dairy.osu.edu - Milk Prices, Costs of Nutrients, Margins and Comparison of Feedstuffs Prices, Mr. Alex Tebbe, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Animal.
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DeWine... Father Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Abuse of Child
(COSHOCTON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Coshocton County man has been sentenced to prison for abusing his infant child last year. This afternoon, Coshocton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Batchelor sentenced Christian Kibler, 22, of Coshocton, to a prison term of seven years after the defendant pleaded guilty last... read more.
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Historic Bear’s Mill Recognized with Tourism Award
GREENVILLE, OH (April 1, 2016) – Historic Bear’s Mill was recently recognized with the “Standout in Tourism” award from OhioTraveler.com for the month of April. “Bear’s Mill is to the art community what flour is to baking,” said Frank Satullo, the OhioTraveler. OhioTraveler.com is one of the largest and most widely-visited online travel.
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Two-vehicle crash on U.S. 127
On April 5, 2016 at approximately 9:00 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Fire & Rescue responded to the intersection of US RT 127 and Greenville-Celina Road on a report of a two vehicle non-injury crash. Preliminary investigation revealed Shelby Hartzell 17, of Greenville driving a Gray 2005 Nissan Altima  was stopped at the intersection of Greenville-Celina Road and US RT 127 and pulled into the.
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GHS adds Advanced Manufacturing to their Career Technical Education Center, By Stan Hughes, Greenville High School Career Technology Director - The Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Greenville Senior High School is the newest addition to the Greenville Career Technical Educational Center.  The lab boasts highly technical training equipment including an AC/DC Electrical Systems Trainer, a Rotating Machines Trainer, a Motor... read more.
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Edison State Students Compete in Xtreme BOTS
Two teams of Edison State Community College students competed in the Ohio Robotics Xtreme BOTS Regional Competition at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton on Saturday, April 2. Xtreme BOTS is a program that encourages students from the Dayton region to design and build custom, remote controlled robots to face-off in.
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Workshop Learning Center students receive superior ratings in music
Musicianship was on the line recently as the students of The Workshop Learning Center instructed by Michelle Drees participated in the District XI Ohio Music Educators Association’s High School Solo & Ensemble Contest. “Diligent practice and attention to detail are crucial in preparation for this event,” commented Ms. Drees.
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Edison students on the move: Young… A Film Festival Finalist, By Kate Young
When an idea first makes its way into your head there are so many questions to be answered and logistics to figure out.  The work involved in taking an idea to a substantial state is always more than you originally anticipate.  But the feeling of creating something, having people take your idea and make it into reality-- it's a high like no other.   I've had a love for film making since I can remember.  Presque is my.
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