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Edison State Names Employees of the Semester
Edison State Community College recognized outstanding employee performance at its most recent all-campus meeting in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The Employee of the Semester awards speak to college’s commitment to quality and sustaining positive employee engagement. “These employees make a difference to Edison... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Second fatality in 24 hours on SR 121
On June 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire Department, Greenville Township Rescue, Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement, Darke County Coroners Office and Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team responded to a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and a semi... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Fatal collision on SR 571
Greenville- On June 28, 2016 at 5:03 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Ansonia Rescue and Union City Rescue, were dispatched to the 4100 Blk. of SR571 reference to a three vehicle head on crash. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Chevy Impala, driven by Aaron Holmes (31) of New Paris... read more.
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Empowering Darke County Youth… ‘Empowering’ seats Board, begins summer tutoring
Empowering Darke County Youth, a group of concerned individuals dedicated to helping at-risk kids, recently seated its Board of Directors, began the process of seeking 501c3 non-profit status and kicked off its summer tutoring program. Eight qualified tutors are helping more than 40 students this summer. They will be working various hours at space generously supplied by the Greenville... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Two separate 2-vehicle accidents at SR 118 and Horatio Harris Creek
On June 27, 2016 at 2:06 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue, Greenville Township Fire, Careflight and Mutual Aid from Ansonia Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of SR 118 and Horatio Harris Creek Road in reference to a 2-vehicle accident with one of the vehicles on its side with entrapment. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2012 Toyota Prius... read more.
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Corn & Ohio Beef Newsletters June 24, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Six new articles have been posted in this week's Corn Newsletter, including a predicted trend toward warmer and drier weather; and four new articles have been posted in this week’s 991st issue of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter, including a warning about Poison Hemlock. In This Issue: 1. Warmer and Drier will be the trend for the rest of the growing season; 2. Registration Now Open for July 12 Western Ohio ... read more.
Rollover injury accident on Greenville Nashville
On June 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight responded to an injury accident in the 3100 block of Greenville Nashville Rd. Preliminary investigation revealed 2005 Harley Davidson, driven by Bernice Gress (54) of Palestine, Ohio, was traveling east on Greenville Nashville Rd. and traveled off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a... read more.
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Mehaffie Honored with Induction to the Association of Ohio Commodores
Darryl D. Mehaffie was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Association of Ohio Commodores inducted 22 people from around Ohio during the Annual Summer Meeting at Hilton Easton, located in Columbus. Mehaffie is a retired teacher who spent thirty years educating the children of western Ohio and... read more.
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Edison State Darke County Campus… Edison DCC Launches New Program to Meet Workforce Needs -- To meet the growing demand of the regional manufacturing industry, Edison State Community College will offer a new Equipment Maintenance Technology and Factory Automation certificate program this fall in Darke County. The certificate program consists of ten courses that can be completed in as little as one year. “Manufacturers in the region have requested... read more.
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Darke SWCD Guidelines for Summer Stockpiling
If you are considering stockpiling manure this summer, choosing the right location and following best management practices can decrease the chance of polluting waters of the state. Please note, stockpiling is not a substitute for adequate manure storage, but can be used when conditions are not suitable for land application. Manure stockpiles... read more.
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Caught in the act… From a CNO Reader
Evidently there have been ongoing issues with trucks not playing by the rules in Versailles, which has angered a few of the business owners in the area. This was sent to CNO with the comment… “Finally a truck driver got caught making an illegal turn at the Intersection of E. Main Street (47) and N. Center Street.” Just goes to show; you... read more.
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ODA… Even in Scarlet & Gray country, these Maize & Blue planes are welcome
Low-flying aircraft to combat the invasive gypsy moth in Columbus - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (June 20, 2016) – As Columbus commuters and residents go about their routines Tuesday morning they are likely to notice these yellow airplanes gracing the skies of the capital city: The Ohio Department of Agriculture wants to make folks... read more.
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Edison State Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List
Edison State Community College recognizes 460 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 Spring 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. Anna: Brittnee Axe, Audrey Barhorst, Ryan Bertke, Emily Cavinder, Joseph Cummings, Nathan Frilling... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Violent Career Criminal Act signed into law
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised a new law that increases prison time for violent offenders who repeatedly commit crimes in Ohio. Senate Bill 97, known as the Violent Career Criminal Act, was signed into law today by Ohio Governor John Kasich. The new law now classifies anyone who has committed two or more violent felony offenses as a violent career criminal... read more.
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Court News Ohio… New Guidelines Seek to Improve How Courts Process Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, By Bret Crow -- June 16, 2016 -- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released updated guidelines to help courts improve their handling of child abuse and neglect cases. The “Enhanced Resource Guidelines” build on an earlier document and combine it with previously issued adoption and permanency guidelines to account for the most recent changes... read more.
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Edison State Community College… Veterans Recount WWII Stories
Videos of men and women from the Miami Valley telling stories of their military experience will soon be available locally to the public. Included in the DVD collection are such historic World War II events as the Battle of the Bulge and the Beaches of Normandy invasion, as well as, prison camp accounts of what American soldiers witnessed... read more.
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ODA announces local ag easements approved for purchase
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (June 09, 2016) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) today announced approval for local sponsors to purchase agricultural easements on 62 family farms representing 7,919 acres in 31 counties. Local sponsoring organizations, which include land trusts, counties and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, receive... read more.
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Injury accident in Gettysburg
On June 17, 2016 at approximately 7:59 PM Darke County Deputies along with Gettysburg Fire and Gettysburg Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of E. Main St. and Clay St. in the Village of Gettysburg reference a two vehicle, injury crash.  Investigation revealed that one of the drivers, Ryan Campbell, 17, of rural Greenville, driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix... read more.
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Corn and Beef Newsletters. From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
This week’s CORN Newsletter is dated June 14 - June 20, 2016. Editor(s): Sarah Noggle - In This Issue: 1. Summer-time weather pattern in full swing. 2. Disclosure, Use and Sale Limitations -- The Big Data Confusion: Part 9. 3. Have you been slimed? Slug damage reports are coming in. 4. Time to Evaluate Soybean... read more.
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Vehicle crashes into residence; driver arrested
On June 15, 2016 at approximately 9:31 PM Darke County Deputies along with Greenville Township Rescue and Greenville Township Fire were dispatched to 6972 Jaysville-St. Johns Road in reference to a motor vehicle that crashed into a residence. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2004 Kia Sorento driven by Daniel L. Stetson Jr., 35, Bradford... read more.
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DeWine Offers Charitable Giving Tips Following Orlando Tragedy
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips to Ohioans who want to donate in the wake of the Orlando tragedy. “Following the tragedy in Orlando, people in Ohio and across the country have shown an outpouring of generosity. They want to know how they can help,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We’re... read more.
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ODE… $9.4 Million in New Community Connectors Mentoring Grants Awarded
6/10/2016 - One hundred eight community partnerships will share $9.4 million to mentor approximately 40,000 Ohio students in the latest round of grants in the Community Connectors school mentorship program. Since July 2015, 216 community partnerships have been awarded $19.2 million for programs that give more Ohio students access to... read more.
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The End of an Era, By Tiffany Beumer-Kester
For the last seventeen years of my life I have been known as the “Chicken Kitchen II” girl. The beginning of those years were spent playing outside, waiting for my parents to get off work, or building cardboard castles around ‘the old lady’. In 2006 I accepted my first real job at the age of thirteen. Since then it has been a crazy ride. Not only have I learned... read more.
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Ohio Dept. of Education… June EMIS reporting dates related to report card announced
6/7/2016 -- This summer is a key time for ensuring that each school district submits local data through EMIS so that it will be part of the Ohio School Report Cards released in September. Superintendents and EMIS coordinators should mark their calendars for the following dates this month when specific data will be due. We’ll continue sending you additional dates and related information... read more.
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State Representative Steve Huffman… Darke County Earns Safety Capital Grant
Grants will help fund public safety projects in local communities -- COLUMBUS—State Representative Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) today congratulated Darke County for being named a recipient of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant funds. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can be used to help... read more.
Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Treatments begin in So. Ohio
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (June 9, 2016)– The Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin aerial treatments designed to disrupt gypsy moth mating on 113,184 acres in Athens, Hocking, Perry, Morgan, Ross and Vinton counties. To help protect Ohio’s diverse habitat, the Ohio Department of Agriculture operates multiple programs aimed at managing the gypsy moth in Ohio. One such program, the Slow-the-Spread program, focuses on... read more.
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Grain Cart safety; Corn, Beef & Dairy News, From Sam Custer
REMINDER:  The OSU GRAIN CART will be at the Darke County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 14 for the Farm Safety Program for Kids and then for the general public at 3:30 p.m.  The goal will be to reinforce grain handling safety awareness.  Bring your loved ones out to ensure their safety on your farming operation. Please find this week’s CORN newsletter for June 7 - June 13... read more.
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Edison State Students Complete Police Training
Edison State Community College’s Peace Officer Academy honored six students in May following their successful completion of the 20-week program. Students of the program met for six days each week since January, totaling over 620 hours of training. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission... read more.
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Ansonia FFA students set up Buddy Bench
A joint venture was recently completed At Ansonia Elementary.  A bench was purchased as Ansonia Lumber which was then painted by the FFA students.  Mrs. Turnmire the HS Art Teacher added the lettering and artwork so the elementary kids could have a Buddy Bench at recess.  What's a Buddy Bench?  If you're playing at... read more.
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ODE Start Talking
10 tips to Start Talking! with your kids about the dangers of drug abuse - 6/2/2016 - Research shows that children are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs when parents or other trusted adults, such as teachers, talk with them about drug abuse.  Start Talking! is a drug prevention initiative designed to encourage frequent conversations with children... read more.
Guidelines for Summer Manure Application
Darke County- As wheat harvest approaches, Darke SWCD staff encourages livestock producers and farm operators to be attentive when applying manure on local fields. From social media to increasing public awareness about livestock facilities and issues with some lakes and rivers throughout Ohio, farmers are under increasing scrutiny especially when handling manure. If you are considering applying liquid manure this summer... read more.
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Christopher Spradlin Appointed as Edison State Provost
After an extensive search, Edison State Community College is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher D. Spradlin has been appointed as Provost for the college. In her announcement to the college community, Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson said, “The search committee was impressed with the collaborative and reflective approach to leadership demonstrated by Mr. Spradlin along with his success... read more.
Injury accident on SR 705
On June 7, 2016 at 6:57 AM Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Union City Rescue, Southwest Mercer Fire and Lutheran Air, responded to an injury accident in the 2100 block of State Route 705. Preliminary investigation reveals that a black 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Jared Fennig (21), of Union City, Indiana, was traveling west on State Route 705 and traveled off the left side of the roadway. The... read more.
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DeWine Announces 11,000 Rape Kits Tested
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now tested 11,000 rape kits for DNA as part of a special initiative to secure justice for victims of sexual assault in Ohio. "We work everyday in the Ohio Attorney General's Office to protect... read more.
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Fourth & Sycamore... A literary journal of the Greenville Public Library
Presque: An Interview with Local Filmmaker Kate Young -- Kate Young is a local filmmaker and photographer whose latestshort film, Presque, recently won Best Picture at a regional film festival. She’s also a graduating high school senior. You could say she’s had a pretty busy year. Kate’s film recently won the Phantascope Film Festival put on by the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, Indiana.. read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!
6/2/2016 -- This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals. It's easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat for meal times and locations. The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Fentanyl Cases and Deaths Increase in Ohio
Prince’s Death from “Self-Administered Fentanyl” Raises Awareness about Painkiller - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine continues to caution Ohioans about the powerful drug fentanyl after Prince’s autopsy reveals the artist’s cause of death was “self-administered fentanyl.” “We’ve seen what’s coming into the Bureau of Criminal Investigation... read more.
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FBI… Child Sex Tourism
05/31/16 - Alaska Man Receives Prison Term for Crimes Committed in Cambodia - A tip to police from a concerned citizen in Anchorage, Alaska led to an FBI investigation that stopped a sexual predator from victimizing children in Cambodia—and landed the offender behind bars for a lengthy sentence. In March, a federal judge sent 45... read more.
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DCCA… Thank you! We couldn't have done it without you!
Upon the completion of its 2015-2016 "Voices" season, Darke County Center for the Arts proudly proclaims a huge "Thank you" to all those who make possible the continued success of this voice for the arts in our community. Major donors empowering achievement of DCCA's mission to enrich lives through the arts were recently recognized at an... read more.
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Edison DCC students teach courtesy and respect to elementary students
Eight Edison State Community College, Darke County Campus, communications students headed to Ansonia and Mississinawa Valley to talk to nearly 300 third and fourth graders about something important in their lives… manners, courtesy and respect. “Manners and courtesy show respect for another person, right?” they asked the... read more.
Injury accident at Grubbs Rex & Gordon Landis Roads
On June 1, 2016 at 1100 AM Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire Department, Pitsburg Fire Department, Arcanum Rescue, Tri Village Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue and Careflight, responded to an injury accident in the intersection of Grubbs Rex Rd. and Gordon Landis Rd. Preliminary investigation reveals that a Red 2010 Chevrolet Aveo driven by Mary Harter (86), of New Madison, was traveling east... read more.
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