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Commissioner’s Corner… Congrats to Murphy; another great fair!
August has come and gone. Hot, humid weather, followed by flash rain storms and in some places flooding, the start of High School football, schools going back in session, and of course, the 9 day run of the Great Darke County Fair. Sounds like a typical August in the Miami Valley and in Darke County! First of all, the Darke County... read more.
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Great Darke County Fair… Checking out the livestock, By Bob Robinson
One of the things I wanted to be sure to do was check out the livestock options this year (maybe next year I can get to the produce… sorry). At the top of my list were the piglets in the hog barn. I’d been told about that… I don’t remember the exact numbers but at six weeks, I think the piglets weighed about 20 lbs. At six months they weighed... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Rolling Out Online Voter Registration
This past spring the General Assembly was hard at work writing a bill to create an online voter registration system.  This legislation was extremely important for our state and ultimately Senate Bill 63, was passed by both chambers and signed by Governor Kasich. Senate Bill 63 establishes a system where Ohioans have the opportunity to register to vote... read more.
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Broke Wife, Big City… Who did I just give birth to? By Aprill Brandon
Numbers are a funny thing, ain’t they? It all starts with two individual Ones wanting to become a single Two. And then you Two build a whole world together. And then when you decide, probably drunkenly, to go from a family of two to a family of three, that entire world you built is set on fire and bombed and then drop-kicked into a black hole by an 8-pound human. Everything changes... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… A Salute to Our Local Public Safety Workers
America, it seems, has become more divided over the past few years than at any other point in recent memory. Unfortunately, in that process, distrust toward law enforcement has reached an all time high, creating an undeniable tension that plagues communities across the country. When we turn on the television and see horrific events unfold before our eyes... read more.
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Great Darke County Fair… Blending past memories with the present, By Kathy Magoto
I had not been to the Great Darke County Fair for several years, so it was as though I was looking through different eyes when I passed through the gates.  Undoubtedly each of us experiences the fair differently, depending on our age, interests, etc.  The fair awakens all our senses; sight, sound, smell, touch and taste, making the experience surreal... read more.
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Broke Wife, Big City… All that’s missing is the white picket fence, By Aprill Brandon
It was a particularly bad day to give birth to a baby. Or, depending on how you view it, I suppose, it was a particularly good day to give birth to a baby. Which is why every pregnant woman in the world decided to do it that morning. In my hospital, no less. A birth explosion is how one nurse delightfully described it. At one point, I’m pretty sure non-pregnant women just started walking... read more.
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Great Darke County Fair… Rain or no rain, it’s opening day, By Jan Boyer
Threat of rain.... cancel a fun evening at the Great Darke County Fair?  No way would many dyed in the wool fair goers think of it!  What are a few drops of rain or even a downpour compared to opening day at the Fair? As a few drops of water hit my glasses while I was walking toward the main gate at the Fairgrounds, I knew I would probably not make it to... read more.
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Having Fun and Staying Safe at the Great Darke County Fair
Darke County, OH 45331 August 19, 2016   The tents are going up, animals are getting baths and you can smell the funnel cakes; nine days and nights of rides, exhibitions, grandstand entertainment, 4-H shows and food, providing those who attend a marvelous time at the great Darke County Fair!  To insure that you continue to have a... read more.
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Am I Worthy? By Will McCabe
The word “worthy” is thrown around a lot, and while it may seem fascinating to think about, such as with being “worthy” to lift Thor’s hammer or “worthy” to pull a sword from a stone, this concept of “worthiness” causes problems in real life. For most, if not all of us, we encounter moments of our life when we screw up. It’s during these moments in which we realize our imperfections and believe we must be worse... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… Chores, By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand
Dear A+K: I feel like a complete failure. I tried to implement new chores for my kids this summer, but here we are in August, and they still struggle with the most basic of tasks.  When will this ever click? Sincerely, Chapped over Chores. Dear Chapped: Those precious chore charts we made in June have long been tossed.  The apps we downloaded to track their domestic progress after the paper... read more.
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The Moral Preeners vs. Nearly Everyone Else, By Kate Burch
I read this morning that Syrian refugees who end up in Virginia are being resettled in that state’s poorest communities, action that will certainly strain already overstretched resources and probably cause at least concern and possibly harm to the residents of those areas.  This seems to me a very good example of what is a frequent pattern:  our... read more.
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About our first First Lady, Martha Washington, By Susan Olling
The first First Lady has been overlooked.  She was a fascinating person. Years before she was Lady Washington, wife of the President, she was Martha Dandridge of Chestnut Grove, a small plantation on the Pamunkey River in New Kent County, Virginia.  Born in 1731, she was the oldest of eight children and learned responsibility very early... read more.
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Empowering Darke County Youth… The priceless value of two quarters, By Bob Robinson
As tutoring wraps up for the summer, Empowering tutors can feel a sense of accomplishment over the students they have helped. Caregivers appreciated our efforts… just as important, the students seem to have appreciated our efforts. It is a great feeling seeing these kids progress; watching as they begin to understand some of their math problems, read more comfortably, grow in their vocabularies... read more.
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Our #1 Threat, By Will McCabe
The title is often posed as a question to politicians, and we are given answers such as “the national debt,” “global warming,” and “terrorism.” What if I told you that these are all small concerns in comparison to our biggest issue: apathy. Here’s an example so I can show you what I mean. A woman is in need to get across a river. The only one who is able to run her across is a known criminal named Brutus... read more.
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Answering Life’s Biggest Questions… School Shopping, By Abigail Fischer and Katie DeLand
Dear A+K: August has arrived, and I can't hardly contain my excitement for school to start.  The only thing holding me back is actually back-to-school shopping.  It is awful.  Any tips? Sincerely, Sick o' Shopping. Dear Shopper: Leave it to the commercial world to ruin the ONE sport we actually enjoy:  shopping.  Come August, we can't watch a simple CBS drama without being taunted with back-to-school... read more.
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State Representative Jim Buchy… Ohio’s Thriving Business Climate
It is no secret that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, especially right here in western Ohio. Our community is comprised of thousands of hardworking men and women who are focused on providing the best life possible for their family. It’s these dedicated individuals who make me proud to represent the best region in Ohio, but I’m also proud to stand up and pass legislation that will support... read more.
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