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Monarch Butterfly population… Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative: Creating Habitat in Ohio
Monarch butterfly populations and the habitat they need are in decline across North America, Mexico and Canada. Ohio has been identified as a priority state for monarch migration and fourth-generation monarchs. Fourth-generation monarchs are the individuals who will travel back to Mexico, spend the winter there, and then start their amazing life cycle all over... read more 
Aultman Youth Development and Advancement Scholarships Now Offered
Now accepting applications for the Aultman Youth Development and Advancement Scholarships. This is the inaugural year that the Matt and Morgan Aultman Family will be offering TWO scholarships for the specific advancement and support of students looking to further their education in the fields of political science, business, or at a skills driven trade school.  We believe that in the future our county will need shrewd business people... read more 
Now casting deserving moms for new TV series
LA-based casting associate is currently working on an exciting, brand new docu-series for the Emmy Award winning producers of the CBS hit series "Undercover Boss." The show aims to help overwhelmed stay-at-home mothers get the long overdue break they so desperately deserve. It's a life-changing opportunity for the right family, and if chosen to participate they will receive a $20,000 stipend. We’re casting nuclear families... read more 
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MVCTC Receives Robot Donation from Fuyao
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) recently was given four KUKA training robots from Fuyao Glass America, Inc. as a donation to the MVCTC RAMTEC Facility.  The KUKA robots are the same as the ones used for production at the Fuyao factory in Moraine and Fuyao Worldwide. The donation will allow MVCTC... read more 
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VHCC offers Soft Tissue Mobilization
The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center offers sound-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (SASTM), which is an amazing soft tissue therapy technique.  Physical therapists, Dr. Stephen Winner and Stephanie Goubeaux, along with Physical Therapy Assistant, Jennifer Everman, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Cindy Bowers, are certified in SASTM.  The SASTM... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Woodland students observe ‘I Love my School’ month
GREENVILLE  – During the month of February, students at Woodland Primary are showing just how much they love their school. The school’s “I Love My School” theme is encouraging the 600 kindergarten through second-graders to mind their p’s and q’s – be on their very best behavior. The program, managed by Jennifer Statzer, assistant... read more 
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Darke County Visitor's Bureau… Presidents' Day... William Henry Harrison
Presidents' Day is a time for our nation to honor the men who have led our country, through peacetime and through turmoil, hardship through abundance. Our 9th President, William Henry Harrison, had his life shaped by the experiences he had in Greenville, OH, our county seat. Harrison was present at both signings of the Treaty of Greenville, in... read more 
BBBS receives grant from Vectren Foundation for Mentoring Children of Prisoners
Sidney, Ohio – To fulfill the increasing need for intervention and prevention services for high-risk youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Shelby and Darke County received a grant for Mentoring Children of Prisoners. Thanks to community partners such as Vectren, BBBS of Shelby and Darke County is moving forward matching children who have an incarcerated parent high with positive role model mentors, Big Brothers & Big Sisters... read more 
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Bluebag Media… Kiwanis hears 'Powering the Future' from Auto Tech students
GREENVILLE  –  Complete with personalized business cards, a tri-fold brochure, a Power Point presentation and a custom built electric go-kart – not to mention a 2012 Chevy Volt parked outside – three students from Greenville Career Tech Center’s Auto Technology program shared their “Powering the Future” presentation to the Greenville Kiwanis on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Chestnut... read more 
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Edison State Celebrates Black History Month; Keynote Address from Former Piqua School Teacher
The Diversity Committee at Edison State Community College is presenting three special events to celebrate Black History Month. The events, which focus on Unity, begin Wednesday, February 17 and conclude Monday, February 29 with a keynote address from Mrs. Elizabeth “Liz” Stafford. All events will be held on the Piqua campus and are free and open to the community. The first event... read more 
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Community Blood Center… Arcanum’s Steve Schlechty makes 100th Donation
DAYTON, Ohio - Arcanum donor Stephen “Steve” Schlechty became a regular donor at the Dayton Community Blood Center during his long career at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  His niece Debra Williams is a CBC phlebotomist and team leader, so when it came time to schedule his milestone 100th lifetime donation on Feb. 2, he made sure Debra would be there to handle the honors... read more 
St. Mary’s School February Newsletter
There are two things that just make me happy, glitter and jingle bells. (I mean the little hand bells, not the song). I have had several occasions to be happy the last two weeks. We celebrated Catholic Schools Week January 30 through February 5. Students participated in all of the weekend Masses. The Kindergarten through fourth grade “cherub choir” sang at the 10:30 Mass. On Monday, Fr. White opened the... read more 
VHCC celebrates National Heart Health Month
In celebration of National Heart Health Month, patients, residents and staff of Versailles Health Care Center were encouraged to stay heart-healthy and show their support on National Wear Red Day February 1st. Coronary heart disease is America’s #1 killer.  Stroke is #5, which can also cause serious disability.  Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart conditions, and how to respond quickly and effectively, is important in our daily... 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: Wishbone is a 3 year old Jack Russell. He is white and brown with long hair. He is a sweet little guy and knows some... read more 
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Versailles Health Care Center offers Dry Needling   
The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center offers dry needling, which is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects.  Stephanie Goubeaux, Physical Therapist at Versailles Health Care Center, is certified in dry needling and received her training... read more 
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Sidney-Shelby Chamber awards funding to BBBS
The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber Foundation recently awarded $729.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.    Big Brothers Big Sisters was chosen to receive funding because of its continued efforts to make a positive impact in “at risk” children.   This funding will be used by Big Brothers Big Sisters to purchase School... read more 
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VHCC Activity Professionals Week
January 17-23, 2016 was a special week for a very special group of people, the nation’s Activity Professionals.  These are dedicated women and men who help to enrich the lives of older adults in long-term care facilities, retirement homes, day programs, and senior centers.  Activity Professionals provide a variety of... read more 
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CAP offers bargains in the Clothing Bank
Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Darke County wants to remind residents that the Clothing Bank has many articles of clothing, including baby and children’s clothes, coats, shoes, and miscellaneous household items available at bargain prices. The Clothing Bank is located in the basement of the CAP building at 1469 Sweitzer... read more 
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VHCC’s new Facility Rehab Director announced
Kristy Earick, CEO and Administrator at Versailles Health Care Center, is excited to announce Dr. Stephen Winner, Physical Therapist, as the new Facility Rehab Director.  Earick said, “We are thrilled to have Stephen accept the Facility Rehab Director position.  Stephen’s commitment to his community to provide the best therapy services... read more 
BBBS to offer scholarship to high school volunteers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be offering two $500 scholarships for students attending college in the 2016/2017 academic year. One scholarship will go to a Darke County graduate, and one will go to a Shelby County graduate. Those who wish to be considered for the scholarship should be students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school and enrolled in a school within Shelby or Darke County... read more 
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Visitors Bureau to offer paid internship
The Darke County Visitors Bureau will again offer a paid summer internship to a qualified student in the areas of marketing, tourism and hospitality. This individual will be part of a dynamic marketing team and have the opportunity to be involved with virtually all aspects of the organization’s efforts. The Darke County Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit, destination marketing... read more 
Darke SWCD Scholarship Available
GREENVILLE – The board of supervisors for the Darke Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior pursuing a degree in an agricultural or natural resources related field.  Applications may be obtained at your high school guidance office or at the Darke SWCD office, located at 1117 South Towne Court, Greenville.  The deadline to complete... read more 
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Donation to the Animal Shelter
GREENVILLE - Sara Loudy made a selfless donation to the Darke County Animal Shelter. Sara turned 8 years old and wanted to help the animals at the Animal Shelter. She decided, instead of birthday presents for herself; why not help the dogs and cats at the Shelter. She told her family and friends she wanted dog and cat food, dog and cat treats... 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: Federal is a 1 year old Boxer. He is tan, white and black with short hair. He is a friendly guy once you get to know him. He was found north of Greenville... read more 
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