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Darke DD Summer Youth Program
The “Switching Gears” Summer Youth Program through the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) helps students focus on career exploration, employment preparation and life skills.  The five week program ran Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 12 through August 11, 2016 and was open to Darke County... read more.
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Inside Higher Education… Quality and Noncollege Learning, By Paul Fain
August 17, 2016 -- Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality… The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday revealed the eight winning applications for an experiment that will free up federal financial aid for noncollege job training, including offerings... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Rollover injury accident on S.R. 121
On August 20, 2016 at approximately 1:24 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, New Paris Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 200 Block of State Route 121 in reference to a rollover accident with two occupants being ejected from the vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Avery... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Update in Darke County Fairground Vandalism Case
On the morning of August 18, 2016, detectives from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Darke County Juvenile Probation Department in reference to the vandalism and thefts at the fairgrounds.  The Probation Officer had recovered stolen property from a juvenile suspect that was believed to have come from the fairgrounds.  Detectives... read more.
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The Columbus Dispatch… State seeks to upgrade drug abuse education for students, By Alan Johnson - Thursday August 11, 2016 - Legislative leaders and Attorney General Mike DeWine today began pushing for more effective ways to educate Ohio students about drug abuse amid an ongoing epidemic. The 22-member Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education will have 90 days to study the issue and recommend solutions to... read more.
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Court News Ohio… Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio - August 11, 2016 - Ohio lawyers may not ethically provide legal services to a client who is establishing a medical marijuana business because of prohibitions in federal law, the Board of Professional Conduct declared today in anadvisory opinion. Acts contrary to the Rules of Professional Conduct include assisting a client in the filing of license applications... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Department… Five transported to Wayne following rollover accident
On August 19, 2016 at approximately 1:59 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Tri-Village Rescue, Greenville Township Rescue and Union City Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 503 and Hollansburg-Arcanum Road in reference to a two-vehicle rollover accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2002 Dodge Durango driven... read more.
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Edison State… Edison DCC communication students interact with BRC residents
Communications students at Edison State Darke County Campus have been going into Darke County schools for several years, talking to elementary and intermediate students about drugs, bullying… even the values of being courteous and respectful. Edison’s summer Fundamentals of Communication class entered new territory this... read more.
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Darke County Deputies Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident
On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 12:54 AM Darke County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire Department and Gettysburg Rescue, responded to a single vehicle injury accident in the area of Gettysburg Pitsburg Road and Yount Road. Preliminary investigation revealed that Richard Dillon Medrano (22), of Bradford Ohio, was traveling northbound on Gettysburg Pitsburg Road near Yount Road... read more.
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Greenville PD to participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Greenville, OH – The Greenville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2016 National DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Campaign.  During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists, August 19th – September 5th– both day and night. Did you know? Labor Day weekend brings... read more.
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Akron Beacon Journal… Drug crisis: Struggle against heroin epidemic draws friends, families of addicts to huge gathering at Lock 3, By Nick Glunt -- August 9, 2016 -- While a woman told how her daughter died of a heroin overdose, a grieving mother in a crowd of a thousand listeners held a sign depicting her own smiling son. As the speaker said her daughter’s addict friends opted not to call paramedics for help, the mother in the crowd, Michelle Chandler, felt her knees buckle... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Injury accident on SR 121
On August 11, 2016 at approximately 2:47 PM Darke County Deputies along with Tri-Village Rescue, New Madison Fire and Indiana University’s Life Line Helicopter were dispatched to State Route 121 north of US Route 36 West in reference to single vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2002 Oldsmobile van driven... read more.
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DeWine Issues Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update
(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 August 1, 2016, 294 law enforcement agencies have submitted 13,908 kits to be tested as part of the initiative. Forensic scientists... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Prepared for Success Component
The Prepared for Success component looks at how well we are equipping Ohio’s students to take advantage of future opportunities. Just graduating from high school is not enough. The ultimate measure of a school’s quality is how well prepared its students are for what comes next. What's New this Year? Districts and schools will receive... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Tractor-trailer drives into residence
On August 10, 2016 at approximately 3:45 PM Darke County Deputies along with Liberty Township Fire, New Madison Fire, Hollansburg Fire and Tri Village Rescue were dispatched to 937 US RT 36 West in reference to a semi tractor/trailer that drove through a residence.  Upon arrival Fire crews called for additional resources from Greenville City Fire, Union City... read more.
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IdeaStream… Ohio Funds Tech Collaborations in Higher Ed, by Michelle Faust
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - Representatives from 11 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities met at the University of Akron Tuesday. The schools showed off projects that will give their students hands-on experience for their future careers. Higher education leaders say it’s hard to teach students how to use state of the art technology when the... read more.
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Washington Post… Camp hopes to close tech industry gender gap by teaching girls to code, By Perry Stein - August 9 - One group created a website to help sexual assault survivors. Another launched an online forum to engage teenagers in politics. And then there was the educational game that spewed out facts about the environment as players progressed. By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be 1.4 million... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Progress Component
The Progress component looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances. Why? We know that not all children start out at the same place with their learning, but every student should learn and grow throughout the school year. The Progress component of the report card looks closely at the growth that... read more.
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Start Talking! Know! E-Cigs, Vape Pens and Throat Hits
7/29/2016 - You have more than likely talked countless times with your child about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, and the importance of steering clear of them – and that’s great because teens seem to be getting it. But while teen smoking has steadily declined, teen vaping has become all the rage. T1StartTalking.jpghe question now is whether... read more.
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DeColores Montessori receives $10,000 Monsanto grant
Greenville, Ohio (June 23, 2016) –Employees from Monsanto Company recommended the DeColores Montessori School to receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2016 site grant initiative. Funds from the grant will be used to renovate an existing structure at the DeColores Montessori Farm School into a high tech STEM (Science... read more.
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Why Summer Jobs Don't Pay Off Anymore. By Anya Kamenetz
July 25, 2016 - Why can't kids today just work their way through college the way earlier generations did? The answer to that question isn't psychology. It's math. A summer job just doesn't have the purchasing power it used to, especially when you compare it with the cost of college. Let's take the example of a working-class student at a four-year... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Diagnostic Assessments
Ohio’s diagnostic assessments are aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards. The primary purpose of the diagnostic assessments is to provide a tool to check the progress of students toward meeting the standards. The diagnostic assessments were developed in two formats: Screener:  measures beginning year skills; Full Measure... read more.
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Darke County Fair Steak and Chop Tent, Sam Custer, OSU Extension
The Darke County Steak and Chop Tent began its operation 25 years ago as a Cattlemen's Association fundraiser for one night of the fair.  It has morphed over the years to a multi species and organizations five day fundraiser. The mission is to serve a high quality product to visitors of The Great Darke County Fair and to put the profits back in the... read more.
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NFRW Leaders Roll through Ohio on U.S. Bus Tour
‘Destination: White House’ Tour Will Register and Rally Voters in 11 Swing States -- COLUMBUS, OHIO – National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) leaders made stops in Ohio the week of July 26-30, in their red, white and blue bus nicknamed “Rosie” to rally communities and register local residents to vote. NFRW President Carrie Almond was joined by Ohio Federation of Republican... read more.
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Darke County Parks… Stolen Kayaks… Can you be our eyes and ears?
Sadly, we have to report that we’ve had two of our kayaks stolen recently.  The theft was of two Liquid Logic kayaks, one a red Remix XP9 and a blackRemix XP10.  There were two stickers that label them as Darke County Parks items, which have likely been removed.  The red boat’s serial number is: LPS01405C212, and the black boat’s serial number is: LP500822B212... read more.
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CORN Newsletter, Beef Letter & Manure Expo, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension Darke County
The Ohio State Fair began this week, and as always, Ohio’s Beef Cattle industry is well represented. After you have a chance to watch the cattle shows in the Voinovich, be sure to find the best food on the fairgrounds at one of the two Ohio Cattlemen’s Association sponsored food stands. In fact, if you’re at the Fair on Monday, August 1, be sure to stop into the Taste of Ohio Café and say hello to the OSU... read more.
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Governor, Dept of Agriculture Director celebrate “Ag Is Cool!” winners
Winners Recognized during Ohio State Fair's Opening Day - REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (July 27, 2016) – Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels announced today the winners of the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” visual arts contest.  Ohio children enrolled in school or home schooled during the 2015-2016 academic year... read more.
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Annie Oakley Festival… Fun, food and entertainment for everyone, By Bob Robinson
No reason to be bored during the last weekend in July. A chance to run in the annual 5K? Done. A great parade with over 135 entries? Done. Stare in amazement and humor as seven guys strolled down Broadway wearing their best pink outfits? Done… but don’t forget why: it’s for breast cancer awareness. Then there’s shopping. Farmer’s... read more.
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IdeaStream.org… The Battle Over Attendance Between ECOT and ODE Continues, by Andy Chow - Friday, July 15, 2016 - Ohio’s largest online charter school is firing back against state officials who say they don’t have enough information to perform an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, says it won’t hand over student log-in times unless a judge tells them to. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. The Ohio... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Fatal accident on US 127 & Kruckeberg
On August 2, 2016 at approximately 5:13 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Ansonia Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Union City Rescue, CareFlight, Ohio State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement, Ohio Department of Transportation and the Darke County Coroner’s Investigator... read more.
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Council on Rural Services… Parent Ambassadors Named
Council on Rural Services (CORS) is pleased announce that three of our Head Start parents have been named to the Ohio Head Start Parent Ambassador program.  Chosen are Dana Gwinn, Jodi Helmandollar,  and Felicia Watson. Liz Schoonover, Early Childhood Director said, “I am beyond proud to have three parents from CORS Head Start and Early Head Start programs... read more.
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Edison Student Feature… Katie Roseberry on Pokémon Go, By Julie Roseberry
On July 6th, 2016 the virtual world became even more like reality. For twenty years, Pokémon has been a virtual game where you collect special animalistic aliens in spheres to later battle with them against other players. This was originally done with pocket-edition games. The developers decided to take this virtual world to another step. They took... read more.
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Miss Annie Oakley 2016… Hurd Top Shooter, awarded Best Costume, By Bob Robinson
“So who’s going to win?” “I am,” came a chorus of several of the six contestants for Miss Annie Oakley 2016. The 2015 first runner-up, Katie Hurd, talked about the power of positive thinking to the other girls during practice rounds. Whether it was positive thinking or just good shooting is open for debate… Hurd, 16-year-old junior at... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Injury accident leaves teen in critical condition
On July 27, 2016 at 10:31 PM Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Liberty Township Fire Department, Tri Village Rescue, Ohio State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement and Indiana University Health’s Lifeline responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Main Street and Cross Street in the village of Palestine. Preliminary... read more.
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Pollinators: The Workers for Us All, From Doug Steinbrunner, Darke S.W.C.D.
Pollinators are responsible for the pollination of over 90 plants that we eat every days. They may be the raw fruits and vegetables to supplements we take on a daily basis. Even though honey bees are the first, and sometimes the only insect that people think about when they hear of pollinators, there are hundreds of other species that contribute... read more.
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CORN and Beef Newsletters, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
While our perennial pasture growth may slow down in the hot dry days of summer, perhaps there’s an alternative that thrives in late summer Ohio weather. This week Christine Gelley talks about the virtues of crabgrass in a pasture situation. Her article in Ohio BEEF Cattle is entitled “Does crabgrass really hate you?” CORN Newsletter highlights Weather Outlook... read more.
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Financial Achievement Services adds two new team members
 (July 22, 2016, GREENVILLE, OHIO) Financial Achievement Services Inc (FAS), a 39-year-old financial services firm in Greenville Ohio, announces the addition of two new members to their Greenville team. Carol Muhlenkamp joined FAS in the spring as an Administrative Specialist. Carol’s role will be within our talented Administrative... read more.
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Greenville Police Department… Robberies at Walgreens & Subway
On July 21, 2016 at approximately 7:11 p.m. Greenville Police Department units were dispatched to the Walgreen’s at 1000 E. Main St. in reference to an armed robbery in progress.  It was reported the suspect produced a handgun and demanded drugs. The description of the suspect is a white male, approximately 50’s to 60’s in age, wearing... read more.
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Inside Higher Education… Spellings: $500 Tuition a 'Game Changer', By Rick Seltzer
July 12, 2016 - Margaret Spellings has been president of the University of North Carolina system for less than five months, but she already has change upon change to discuss. Several provisions passed by the state Legislature during this year’s budget season are poised to spark drastic changes within the 17-campus UNC system... read more.
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Main Street Greenville… Fun and colorful new bike racks have arrived!
We are so excited to announce the bike racks have been installed, thank you to the city of Greenville Street Department for completing the installation. If you are heading downtown, check them out! They are so fun and colorful, you will not miss them! The bike rack project was completed by the volunteers on our Design Committee. We truly... read more.
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Eagles awards two scholarships through DCSF
The Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2177 awarded two scholarships through the Darke County Scholarship Fund on July 19, bringing the total number of scholarship recipients from the Eagles to 14 over the last four years. Recipients this year are Ashley Mikesell, daughter of Eagles member Rodney Mikesell, and Ashton Kester... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… KRA Family Resources
6/17/2016 - The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness has posted new resources for parents and families about the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA). The Welcome to Kindergarten-KRA Family Resource document is a resource to help communicate the purpose of the KRA with parents and caregivers.  The... read more.
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Red Cross offers safety tips for the extreme heat
Extreme heat kills more than hurricanes, floods, tornadoes & lightning combined. Miami Valley OH (July 21, 2016) — Heat-related incidents and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Extreme heat, in fact, kills more people each year than hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and lightning combined. “People don’t often... read more.
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DAR Sets Guinness World Record for Patriotism
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Helps DAR Collect 100,904 Letters to Military Personnel in One Month - To celebrate the National Society’s 125th Anniversary and the culmination of the Celebrate America! volunteer service initiative, the DAR channeled its fervor for patriotism and dedicated support of our nation’s military service... read more.
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Inside Higher Education… Floundering Finances, the Faculty Role: a Survey of Business Officers, By Rick Seltzer - July 15, 2016 - College and university chief business officers increasingly agree higher education is in a financial crisis, yet many are divided over the role a key constituency on campus should play as institutions grapple with budget issues: their faculty members. Those are major findings in Inside Higher Ed’s 2016 Survey... read more.
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NFRW President Calls for Unity in Republican Convention Speech
'Women support Trump! Women ... will unify the party.' - CLEVELAND – Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), called for unity in the Republican Party and encouraged everyone to “get on board” during her speech to the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena this afternoon... read more.
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Lentz to become Agriculture Program Director at Edison State
Edison State Community College is pleased to welcome Mr. Brad Lentz as the Agriculture Program Director. Lentz’s prior experience in agricultural education will prove to be instrumental as he helps to build and support the college’s new agribusiness program, which is set to launch this fall at Edison State’s Darke County campus. “We are thrilled... read more.
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Empowering president talks about helping at-risk kids
“As many as one out of 10 Darke County students don’t graduate on time. Many of them simply drop out of school,” said Eric Fee, president of a new organization, Empowering Darke County Youth. The local business owner of Oliver Floyd and Braund Pope Funeral Homes talked to Kiwanis of Greenville members and guests about these... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Ohio School Report Cards
Ohio School Report Cards are a way to see how your child’s school is performing. They are designed to help give parents and communities an annual update on the variety of components that together show how well students are learning, growing and achieving. An A to F grading scale shows where your child’s school is succeeding, as well as... read more.
Darke County Sheriff… Single car accident on Brown Road
On July 19, 2016 at approximately 7:39 AM Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire, Ansonia Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to the 5300 block of Brown Road on single vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a brown 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Paul R. Evans, 62, Fort Recovery, Ohio was eastbound on Brown Road in the 5300 block. Evans failed to negotiate a curve causing the vehicle to travel off... read more.
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Annual Farm Power Reunion offers taste of the past, By Bob Robinson
Park the car two blocks away and you could still hear the “putt putt pop pop” of internal combustion engines from the early 20th century. It told you the 17th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past had taken over the Darke County Fairgrounds. The event ran four days, from July 7 through July 10. It was a clear day… not too hot, not too cool. Entertainment included the Pumpkin... read more.
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Agricultural Law & Taxation Blog… Congress finalizes mandatory GMO labeling law, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County -- After several years of debate over voluntary versus mandatory GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling, Congress passed legislation yesterday to create a unified national standard requiring disclosure of information for bioengineered foods.  Predictions are that President Obama will sign the legislation soon.  Once effective, the new law will preempt state laws... read more.
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Edison Student Feature… Typical Teenager to Successful Business Owner, By Lincoln Rapp
What does it take for someone to be considered successful?  Does a person have to display achievements, money, or fame? Or does the person simply have to survive? Seth Angle is in his early forties and lives near Covington, Ohio.  He is married and has five children.  He is the owner of a custom engineering firm... read more.
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CORN and Beef Newsletters, From Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - The weather patterns we experienced in Ohio this spring seem to have allowed many biennial and perennial weeds to flourish. Some of those weeds happen to be poisonous when consumed by livestock. This week Clif Little offers additional information on “plants of concern to livestock . . . “ In this issue of the CORN newsletter... read more.
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Why aren't record lottery profits cutting your school tax bills? Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Monday's announcement that the Ohio Lottery made a record profit of $1 billion in the last year raised - yet again - a common question that arises each time schools seek a new levy or the state sets new funding for schools. Since all lottery profits go to schools, why are school taxes so... read more.
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NPR… School's Out, And For Many Students, So Is Lunch, Avery Lill
July 7, 2016 - During the school year, about 30.3 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches at their public schools. But in the summer, only 2.6 million of those students receive a free or reduced lunch. That's fewer than 10 percent. When school is out, free lunches are only offered at select locations through each school district, not... read more.
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Ohio Department of Education… Draft Revised Standards in ELA and Math Available for Review and Comment - 7/8/2016 - The Ohio Department of Education opened an online survey today allowing individuals and groups to comment on proposed changes to Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The survey is part of an effort that began in February to improve and update the standards, which are... read more.
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Attorney General DeWine… Sexual Assault Kit Testing gets over 4,000 CODIS hits
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that DNA testing conducted as part of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative has now resulted in more than 4,000 hits in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). As of July 1, 2016, a total of 4,055 matches to DNA profiles already in the CODIS database... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… DCSO K9 Britta has received body armor
Darke County Sheriff’s Office K9 Britta has received 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, OHand embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of S.W.A.T. Officer Don Buff”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c... read more.
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Independence Day… Weather doesn’t stop New Madison celebration, By Bob Robinson
It was a few minutes to 3 p.m. on July 4. People were lined along the street, waiting for first signs the parade had begun north of town. Sprinkles from an overcast sky had just started. “Think it will hold off another hour?” “We can only hope.” Regardless, it was Independence Day in New Madison, Ohio. The weather didn’t keep people... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Inmate death investigation
The Darke County Coroner’s Office and the Darke County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of an inmate while incarcerated in the Darke County Jail.  On Wednesday July 6, 2016 at approximately 7:10 AM corrections officers discovered 50 year old Thomas Rochow, of Greenville, Ohio lying on his bed pulseless and not breathing.  Corrections... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Single car accident on Horatio-Harris Creek Road
On July 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Bradford Fire Department, Bradford Rescue and Miami Valley Careflight, responded to a single vehicle injury accident in the 8300 block of Horatio Harris Creek Road. Preliminary investigation reveals that Levi Brown (18), of Covington Ohio, lost control of his 1992 Honda Accord.  Mr. Brown’s vehicle struck a power pole causing injury. Mr. Brown was flown... read more.
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Field Days, Corn & Beef Newsletters, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
We have a lot going on in the county in the next couple of weeks.  Please find attached flyers for two field days next week: July 12 Western Ohio Precision Ag Field Day, July 14 Spray Diagnotistics Field Day.  Register today and not be shut out. Six articles in the Corn Newsletter; Four new articles posted in the Ohio Beef Cattle letter. This week’s CORN newsletter can be found at... read more.
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Park District introduces kids to nature, By Bob Robinson
The end of a school year brings multiple activities to young people, each designed to educate and entertain students at their grade level. For kindergarten it was a trip to the Darke County Parks. Parks volunteers had a variety of nature’s offerings waiting for the students. Kindergartners learned about the native plants and trees, as well as had... read more.
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FBI Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton E-Mails, FBI Director James B. Comey
Remarks prepared for delivery at press briefing - Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State. After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of... read more.
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DeWine Warns of Grandparent Scams
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned of phone scams targeting Ohio grandparents, following an increase in complaints. In the past month, 11 Ohioans have reported losing an average of $3,800 to the “grandparent scam.” Most said they paid over the phone using iTunes gift cards after receiving a call saying... read more.
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Corn & Beef Newsletters June 30, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
After a wet early spring in many parts of Ohio, most of us are suddenly looking for some showers. In fact, in some parts of the state pastures have already gone dormant and cattlemen are beginning to feed hay. This week, grazing management is the focus of our lead article. In the Beef Newsletter… Practice Good Grazing Management During the... read more.
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Ohio Dept. of Education… DeMaria named Ohio’s 38th Superintendent of Public Instruction
6/27/2016 -- With the unanimous support of the State Board of Education, Paolo DeMaria begins today as Ohio’s 38th superintendent of public instruction. “Education defines our future as individuals, as a community, as a state and as a nation,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “It’s an exciting time for education in Ohio, and I look forward to engaging... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… School Prayer Amendment Petition Rejected for Technical Deficiency - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the petition for the proposed “The Amendment to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools” because the petition contained a technical defect that prevented the submission from being approved. On June 15, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition from a... read more.
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Edison State… Hanes Named VP of Business and Community Partnerships
After an extensive search, Edison State Community College is pleased to welcome Mr. Rick Hanes as Vice President of Business and Community Partnerships. In her announcement to the college community, Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson said, “Throughout the search process Mr. Hanes demonstrated an extraordinary level of research... read more.
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Versailles Health Care Center… VHCC provides education on heat exhaustion
Versailles Health Care Center is providing education to its staff and the public on the warning signs of heat exhaustion.   Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-released illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.  Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people... read more.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters… Daffy Derby and Duck N’ Run Winners Announced
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County held their annual Daffy Duck Derby and 5K on Thursday, June 23nd, 2016 at Tawawa Park in Sidney.  This year 3092 rubber ducks were “adopted” by community members and local corporate sponsors to race in the nearby Mosquito Creek.   The event sponsors included Holloway, Trupointe, 105.5 TAM FM, Low Voltage Solutions... read more.
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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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DeWine Releases Annual Ohio Missing Children Report
More than 700 Children are Currently Listed as Missing in Ohio - Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In recognition of National Missing Children's Day today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the 2015 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, which documents that 18,688 children were reported... read more.
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Corn, Beef Cattle Newsletters, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
This week’s CORN Newsletter: In This Issue: 1.     PLANT PLANT PLANT!!! 2.     Adjustments for Late Planted (or Replanted) Soybean; 3.     Corn Replant Tips; 4.     Time to Scout for Black Cutworm in Corn; 5.     Impact of Frost on Soybean and Corn Survival; 6.     Cressleaf Groundsel in Wheat and Hay – If you have livestock or if you are selling hay or straw, please read this.  We have an... read more.
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Greenville City Schools Superintendent Update, Doug Fries, Superintendent
Spring 2016 -- With the close of the 2015-16 school year, it is time to congratulate another group of outstanding seniors who formally will become graduates on June 4, 2016.  Two hundred and twenty graduates are scheduled to receive their diploma representing the Greenville Schools Class of 2016.  The class has had many academic and extra-curricular accomplishments while at Greenville... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff Deputies investigate felonious assault
On May 6, 2016 at 3:58 PM Darke County Sheriffs Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire Department, Greenville Rescue and Careflight, responded to an injury accident on US127 in the area of Childrens Home Bradford Rd. Preliminary investigation reveals that a black 2012 Ford Fiesta driven by Nathan Nisley (33), of Rawson Ohio, changed lanes... read more.
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Garst Museum’s Heritage Award Goes to Darke County Parks
The Darke County Historical Society (DCHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of the county and fostering education on its relevance to the American experience.  The DCHS operates the Garst Museum and its mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, study, and interpret materials relating to the history and culture of Darke County... read more.
‘Click It or Ticket’ this Memorial Day Weekend; Ohio seat belt use among lowest of surrounding states
COLUMBUS (Wednesday, May 25, 2016) – Memorial Day Weekend was the second-deadliest of all major holidays on Ohio roads between 2010 and 2014. Many of those deaths could have been prevented if drivers and passengers wore seat belts. “Unfortunately, as a state, we rank high in the number of unbelted traffic deaths,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Ohio’s seat belt use rate is about 84 percent, lower than surrounding states,” he said.... read more.
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FBI… Help Us Find Them: National Missing Children’s Day 2016
05/23/16 -- Earlier this year, two young kidnap victims from Washington State were safely recovered in Mexico after an investigation involving the FBI, local law enforcement partners, and Mexican authorities. Fortunately, their story had a happy ending. Unfortunately, there are still many children in the U.S. whose whereabouts are unknown. So as we approach this year’s National Missing... read more.
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Edison State… Edison DCC students educate youngsters on drug abuse
DARKE COUNTY – “My students were not fidgeting… that’s a miracle!” said Mrs. Janowiecki. Her students were Ansonia fifth graders and they were focused because of the message… the consequences of drug abuse. Seventeen students from the Edison State Community College Darke County Campus headed out to three local school districts... read more.
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IFD Welcomes Summer Intern Brittany Ulman
IFD (International Floral Distributors} has filled their 2016 Summer Internship position. Brittany Ulman was selected from candidates that applied for the internship via IFD's application on indianaintern.net. Brittany Ulman is an Ansonia, Ohio native and is currently a senior Creative Writing student at Ball State University and has minors in Professional Writing... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Motorcycle injury accident on SR571
Union City – On May 25, 2016 at 8:31 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Union City OH PD and Union City Ohio Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to the 200 BLK. of SR571 reference to a motorcycle crash with injury. Preliminary investigation revealed that Larry LeMaster (47) of Union City, OH was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King... read more.
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Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents 2015-16
When asked about cash rent and land values in Darke County, Sam Custer, OSU Extension Agriculture Educator, says “the word of 2016 is variable”. “In the last nine months we have seen tracts of farm land in the county sell for over $19,000 per acre and other tracts less than $6500 per acre” Custer said. What leads to this variability? “Soil type, production... read more.
Court News Ohio… Ohio Awards $1.6 Million to Juvenile Courts for Detention Alternatives and Security Enhancements - May 24, 2016 - In an effort to reserve detention placement for certain youth, address challenges of troubled youth early, and improve detention services and conditions of confinement, the Ohio Department of Youth Services recently announced $1,628,804 in funding to assist 23 counties through the agency’s new Detention Alternatives and Enhancements Initiative... read more.
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CBC/Vectren award Lead the Way scholarships
Campaigns use humor, empathy to inspire blood donors - DAYTON, Ohio - Thoughtful, inspirational, and fun!  Five area high school seniors demonstrated all these qualities and more in their winning blood drive recruitment campaigns for the annual Community Blood Center/Vectren Lead The Way Creative Scholarship competition. The 2016 Lead... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Sues Man Accused of Illegally Placing Over 1 Million Robocalls to Consumers - (CINCINNATI)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against a man accused of placing illegal robocalls to consumers in Ohio and other states. According to the lawsuit, Kevin J. Calvin, doing business as Rocket Marketing, Network Solutions, and Made in America Cleaning and Restoration, placed... read more.
Ohio Students to Compete in Moot Court Competition
May 19, 2016 -- The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) hosts its third annual high school Moot Court Competition tomorrow at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. Students will take on the role of appellate attorneys and argue both sides of an original case. More than 100 students from nine schools across the state will participate: Danville High School (Holmes County); Gilmour Academy (Lake County); Indian Hill High... read more.
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Edison State Community College… Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference A Success
Over 75 regional leaders were in attendance for the Edison Foundation’s 13th annual Mosaic of Community Leadership conference on Wednesday, May 18 in the Robinson Theater of Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus. The one–day conference featured Mr. Jerold Panas–a noteworthy author and founding partner of one of the nation’s most highly regarded firms in the field... read more.
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ACES Helps Darke County Parks
Recently students from the Achievement Center for Educational Success (ACES) partnered with the Darke County Park District to make the parks a healthier, prettier, safer, and more fun place to explore, learn, and enjoy. They worked hard putting down fresh mulch in the Natural Play Area which caters to exploratory play for all ages in a natural setting. Over 200 lbs. of trash... read more.
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Senate President Keith Faber… Legislation Announced on Commission on Infant Mortality Recommendations; Addressing Ohio's infant mortality crisis is a top priority for Senate President Keith Faber -- COLUMBUS—State Senator Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) and Senator Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) today introduced legislation to implement many of the recommendations proposed in the Commission on Infant Mortality’s March 2016 Report. In 2014, Ohio’s... read more.
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Fundraising efforts continue for summer tutoring
GREENVILLE - As many families begin to prepare for their summer vacations and other activities, the Chalmers family, once again, is preparing to “empower” local youth through summer tutoring. Kendra Chalmers, her two children Kayden and Nevaeh, and her mom Tanya McConnell, spent their Saturday at Rural King holding their... read more.
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FBI… Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty 2015
Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2016 - Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 41 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2015. This is a decrease of almost 20 percent when compared with the 51 officers killed in 2014. By region, 19 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, nine officers in the West, five officers in the Midwest, four in the Northeast, and four in Puerto Rico... read more.
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Court News Ohio… Students Showcase Constitutional Knowledge
May 12, 2016 - After months of studying and preparing, approximately 150 students are ready to compete at the Ohio Middle School We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Showcase on May 13. We the People, a program of the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE), gives students a unique opportunity to participate... read more.
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Corn & Beef Cattle Newsletters, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR WHEAT!!! This week’s CORN Newsletter… May 17 - May 23, 2016 - Editor(s): Amanda Douridas - In This Issue:  1.  Slowly Improving Conditions Next 1-2 Weeks For Planting  2.  Rust, Freeze Injury, Head Scab: Should I Still Put on a Fungicide? 3.  Assessing the Wheat Crop for Freeze Damage  4.  Twisted Wheat... read more.
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Darke County Scholarship Fund… Helping a student achieve college goals
DARKE COUNTY – The cost of a year’s college education in Ohio can range from $15,000 to $25,000 or more, according to Gary Young, Fundraising Chairman for the Darke County Scholarship Fund (DCSF), formerly the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund. “Even if students take advantage of the current College Credit Plus options while in high school, work... read more.
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Edison State Community College… Edison Honors Steve Baker
Edison State Community College presented Steve Baker, WHIO-TV’s northern bureau chief, with an honorary degree of associate of humanities during the college’s 41st annual spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13. Having attended Edison State in the mid-seventies, Baker was presented with the honorary degree in... read more.
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Ansonia Elementary Students of the Month
Ansonia Elementary is proud to present two kindergarteners as students of the month.  Braiden Westfall's teacher states, "Braiden is a model student who works very hard and always strives to do his best.  He is very kind to his classmates and takes great initiative in helping others and keeping our classroom in order.  I can always count on him to be ready and eager to learn something... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Sheriff issues phone scam alert
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens reporting an IRS telephone scam in the Darke County area over the last few days.  This type of scam has been going on all around the country for sometime and seems to be perpetrated in this area periodically. The scam typically involves a caller reporting that the IRS is taking legal action against the person... read more.
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New KitchenAid® Stand Mixer: Small Yet Mighty
BENTON HARBOR, MI (March 4, 2016) – KitchenAid has exciting news for Stand Mixer lovers everywhere. The power, iconic design, color choices and endless possibilities synonymous with this culinary workhorse will soon be available in a size ideally suited for limited counter space and “smaller batch” lifestyles. The new Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer is scheduled to initially launch... read more.
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Edison State Honors Graduates
Edison State Community College held its 41st annual spring commencement ceremony on Friday night before a packed house of family, friends, faculty, and staff at the Piqua campus. Nearly 400 students earned a total of 440 degrees or certificates in the areas of business, computer information technology, engineering technology, health... read more.
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FBI Child Sexual Exploitation… Threat from Pedophiles Online is ‘Vast and Extensive’
05/10/16 - The case of a Tennessee man sentenced last month to 21 years in prison on child pornography charges serves as an important reminder to parents and children about the dangers of an online world where things are not always as they appear and pedophiles may be lurking around many virtual corners. Brian K. Hendrix was convicted... read more.
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KitchenAid® introduces most Powerful Home Blender
Debuting Exclusively at Williams-Sonoma - BENTON HARBOR, MI & GREENVILLE, OH (March 5, 2016) –KitchenAid, long known for the power, durability and eye-catching design of its iconic countertop appliances, is introducing the most powerful blender in the market. Scheduled for availability in May, the new KitchenAid® Pro... read more.
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The White House… What you should know about the Zika virus
You've probably heard news reports about Zika, a virus that's been spreading across South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes. In past outbreaks, the vast majority of people who contracted Zika didn't experience symptoms. For those with symptoms, they were relatively mild. Zika infection... read more.
The Hill… Facebook scrambles to contain fallout, By David McCabe
Facebook is scrambling to contain the fallout from allegations that it has suppressed right-leaning political content on its powerful platform — a charge that hits at the social network’s image of neutrality. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg promised Thursday to meet with top conservatives about the allegations, a sign of how damaging any perception of political bias could be to the company. “To serve our diverse community, we are committed... read more.
Court News Ohio… May is National Drug Court Month, By Jenna Gant
May 13, 2016 -- Courts across the country are celebrating National Drug Court Month. Coordinated by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), May honors courts that help individuals find an alternative route to get the support they need to fight addictions. This year’s national theme is “Criminal Justice Reform in Action,” and it recognizes drug court participants and graduates who are learning to be productive members of society... read more.
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Ohio Senate President Keith Faber… Faber Honors Ohio Nurses
COLUMBUS - Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) was joined by State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) this week to present a Senate gavel to the Ohio Nurses Association. The gavel was used when the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 233, legislation to create the "Ohio Nurses Association" license plate. “Nurses are a vital part of our healthcare system, and they... read more.
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State Representative Steve Huffman… Ohio House Passes Bill Increasing Access to Biological Drugs; HB 505 aimed at reducing cost of prescription medications -- COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio House passed legislation that allows pharmacists to substitute biologically similar products, or “biosimilars,” for any biological product prescribed by a physician. This is a similar concept to a consumer obtaining a generic prescription medication rather than a more expensive brand name drug. Biologics... read more.
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Weekly Beef Cattle, Corn Newsletters, From Sam Custer, OSU Extension, Darke County
Three new articles have been posted in this week’s 985th issue of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter. Lots of seed heads have emerged over the past week! Today Chris Penrose offers some reminders on managing the “spring flush.” Articles include: Managing the Spring Flush; When a cow is called “pregnant” but turns up “open”- Could Neospora caninum be to Blame?; Beef Production Surges in April... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update for May
(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 May 1, 2016, 292 law enforcement agencies have submitted 13,765 kits to be tested as part of the initiative. Of those, 4,434 kits were submitted after Senate Bill 316... read more.
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Edison State nursing students honored with pinning ceremony
Edison State Community College honored its most recent nursing graduates on Wednesday, May 11, with a pinning ceremony held before an audience of family and friends at the Piqua campus. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the graduate nurse is presented to family and friends as a professional who is about to practice nursing... read more.
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Court News Ohio… Abuse and Molestation Exclusion Precludes Insurance Coverage for Church’s Child Abuse Incident, By Dan Trevas - May 12, 2016 - The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that an abuse and molestation exclusion in a commercial insurance policy bars coverage for damages awarded against an employer found liable for an employee’s physical abuse of a child in the care, custody, or control of the employer. A... read more.
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Greenville City Schools… Family Night a complete success
The numbers aren’t in yet, but students, parents and friends started arriving a little after five and continued heavily for more than an hour and a half. Estimates were close to 2,000 children and adults picked up summer reading books, ate hot dogs and chips and enjoyed great entertainment. The students had signed up for the Kids Read Now... read more.
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Darke County Sisters chosen to give WSLC commencement speech, By Tammy Adkins on behalf of herself and her sister - Wright State Lake Campus 2016 - In October of 2007 my sister, dad, and I moved to Greenville, Ohio from Germany. When we first arrived here and went to register for High School we were very nervous, especially since we were told we had to take all of the OGTs. We were not for sure what to expect and whether... read more.
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Eight college scholarships presented at SSSF Awards Banquet
Organization announces name change - GREENVILLE – The Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund presented scholarships on April 28 to eight Darke County students either just getting started with, or continuing, their college education. According to SSSF President Elaine Bailey, this brings the organization’s total scholarship... read more.
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Darke County Parks… Park District Vandalized With Graffiti
Each year the Darke County Park District spends literally thousands of dollars battling vandalism in the form of graffiti. Recently several parks in Darke County have been vandalized by what seems to be one particular individual. “This graffiti has caused well over one thousand dollars in damages to park signs, kiosks, map boxes, and benches. It... read more.
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Greenville Junior High Concert Band Receives Superior Rating
The Greenville Junior High Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Brian McKibben, earned a Superior or 1 rating at the 2016 Ohio Music Education Association’s Middle School Large Group Adjudicated Event held at Troy High School on May 7, 2016. The Concert Band performed for a receptive audience and three O.M.E.A. Adjudicators.   Each adjudicator gave the band the highest... read more.
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Kiwanis of Greenville… Rieman is Kiwanis Teacher of the Year
GHS students of the month honored -- The Kiwanis Teacher of the Year Award went to Amanda Rieman who has been teaching second grade at Woodland Primary for five years. She & her husband Mike and son Cooper reside in Greenville.  She obtained BS and MS degrees from the University of Dayton.  She cultivates close relationships with her students and educates both their hearts... read more.
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Corn Has Not Emerged, Should I be Concerned? No! By Sam Custer
OSU Extension, Darke County - On Sunday I was talking to a producer who said that it is taking a long time for corn to emerge. I did some calculations for Darke County.  Corn planted on April 18 has had 187 GDDs and is up and looking great while corn planted just a week later corn on April 27 has had about 79 GDD’s and probably has... read more.
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Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes Ohio House
HB 523 creates commission to tightly regulate marijuana policy - COLUMBUS—Legislation to legalize medical marijuana passed the Ohio House of Representatives today. The bill works to tightly regulate the distribution of medical marijuana, while ensuring access to those who need the medicine for certain conditions. Among the.
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Faber Announces Return of Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday
COLUMBUS - Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced the return of the popular Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for August 5-7, 2016, providing relief for families during the back-to-school shopping season. Cosponsored by Senator Faber, Senate Bill 264 allows Ohio's families to save on back-to-school supplies by providing a sales and use.
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Midmark Closes Acquisition of Versus Technology, Inc.
DAYTON, Ohio, and TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., May 5, 2016 — Midmark Corporation announced today the completion of its previously announced definitive merger agreement to acquire Versus Technology, Inc. A special meeting of the Versus shareholders was held on Friday, April 29, 2016, where shareholders voted in favor of the acquisition.
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Darke County Parks… Nature Day a Success
Darke County Parks annual Nature Day event took place on Saturday April 23rd to the delight of all ages. During the cool morning, adults enjoyed a Warbler hike and a wildflower hike took place in the early afternoon, children experienced many different earth related activities throughout the day from planting trees to visiting with the animal ambassadors and from dissecting owl pellets to pretending with stick.
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Darke County High School Students Earn Associate Degrees
It’s not everyday that you meet high school students equipped with the aptitude to successfully complete an associate degree. Ten seniors from Franklin Monroe High School and another senior from Tri-Village High School will walk amongst their associate degree-earning peers during Edison State Community College’s 41st spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13.
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29th Annual Ohio Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony
May 5, 2016 -- (LONDON, Ohio) -- Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and law enforcement officers from across the state honored the memory of 770 Ohio peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1823 during this year's annual Ohio Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony. The Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Motorcade.
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Edison State to Launch Agribusiness Program in Darke County
To meet the growing demand of the local agricultural industry in Darke County, Edison State Community College is preparing to launch a new agribusiness program in the fall of 2016. Students enrolled in the program will take courses in agribusiness, agricultural finance, international business, animal science, and agronomy, with internship.
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Injury accident at Hogpath and Red River West Grove
On May 5, 2016 at 7:24 PM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue and Laura Fire Dept., and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of Hogpath Road, and Red River West Grove Road reference a crash with injury. Preliminary investigation revealed that a White 2008 Chevrolet Van, driven by Randall Flory, 42, of Bradford was traveling East on Hogpath Road, when he attempted to make a left turn onto.
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Whirlpool celebrates $80 million investment in Ohio manufacturing
FINDLAY & GREENVILLE, Ohio - May 4, 2016 – Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating significant investments at two of the company’s manufacturing facilities in Ohio. The number one major home appliance manufacturer in the world will break ground today on a $40 million expansion project at its Findlay operations and hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday to mark completion of another $40 million.
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Weather; Corn & Beef Cattle Newsletters, From Sam Custer
Jim Noel from the National Weather Service shared with us on our call yesterday that we will be 5-10 degrees cooler this week with “nuisance” precipitation this week.  He believes we will see between .1 and .3 inches of rain Wednesday thru Thursday.  Next week we will see temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal with normal precipitation (1 inch per week). The.
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Main Street Greenville Named Quarterfinalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest
Support Main Street Greenville of Darke County by Voting Today… Greenville, Ohio –The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announces the quarterfinalists, including Main Street Greenville of Darke County Ohio, of the 2016 Independent We Stand “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our cities.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Three Arrested for Multi-County Drug Trafficking
 (GALLIPOLIS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Major Crimes Task Force of Meigs and Gallia County today announced that three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a criminal enterprise accused of bringing cocaine and crack cocaine into Gallia County, Meigs County, and parts of West Virginia. The arrests.
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Ohio Sales Tax Holiday to Again Provide Families Relief During Back-to-School Shopping Season - COLUMBUS - State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) today announced the passage of legislation to reestablish Ohio's popular Sales Tax Holiday for August 5-7, 2016, providing relief for families during the back-to-school shopping season. Widely hailed as successful in its inaugural effort last year, Senator Bacon's legislation... read more.
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FBI… Sextortion and Cyberstalking
How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme - 04/26/16 - The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police. “The victim basically was saying that she was.
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Edison State Community College… Edison Professor Authors Book
Edison State Community College Assistant Professor of English Steve Marlowe added yet another achievement to his already impressive resume as author of “Digging Up the Bones.” “Digging Up the Bones” follows three generations of an Appalachian family, spanning the 1960’s to present day. Throughout the book, readers engage in.
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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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Trash Bash 2016 T-Shirt Contest Winners Announced
The Darke County Solid Waste District and 1 Shot Services recently sponsored a t-shirt design contest for Trash Bash 2015.  Students in grades 7-12 were eligible to enter the contest.  The Darke County Solid Waste Policy Committee selected Chad Harter’s entry as the winner. Chad’s design will be put onto t-shirts that will be distributed to.
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First Model of most Powerful Blender Assembled at Kitchenaid Factory
GREENVILLE, OH (March 29, 2016) – Tess Masters, author of “The Blender Girl” and popular blog healthyblenderrecipes.com, yesterday assembled the first model of the industry’s most powerful home blender at the KitchenAid factory in Greenville, Ohio. Joining her were (from left to right) Derek Ernst, global marketing director for KitchenAid.
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FBI… Financial Fraud
Pharmaceutical Executive Sold Fake Stock in Medical Research Company - 03/31/16 - Greg Ruehle liked to gamble—the only problem was that he did it with other people’s money. In the process, the pharmaceutical executive not only swindled his friends and people from his hometown out of millions of dollars, he injured the reputation of a legitimate.
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Edison State and Wright State Enter Partnership
To enhance access and affordability of bachelor degree programs for students in the southwest Ohio region, officials from Edison State Community College and Wright State University met to sign an agreement to enter the PASS partnership. The PASS partnership program formalizes and enhances the link between Wright.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… High School Students Encouraged to Apply for Teen Ambassador Board - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office is now accepting applications for its Teen Ambassador Board. The Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board advises the office on issues related to teens. Board members serve a one-year term during which they convene twice in Columbus. They... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Medical Marijuana Legalization Amendment Certified
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical use. On March 15th, the Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution from the group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana.  The submission was certified today as containing.
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FBI Identity Theft… Check-Cashing Scheme Voided
Multi-Agency Effort Disrupts U.S. Treasury Check-Cashing and Identity Theft Ring - 03/18/16 - The treasury checks were meant for military families, taxpayers receiving refunds, and Social Security beneficiaries—but they wound up in the hands of thieves instead. From June 2012 to September 2014, a band of 19 criminals in Atlanta ran a large-scale.
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Darke County Engineer … Scheduled 2016 improvements to Darke County Roads & Bridges, By Jim Surber P.E., P.S. - An estimated $3,630,634 worth of improvements to Darke County roads and bridges is scheduled for 2016. This is $872,685 more than was planned for 2015, and is mostly due to anticipated federal funds earmarked for guardrail, signs, and the Center Street bridge. Our local funds come strictly from gas tax and license fees returned... read more.
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Heroin addiction: A vicious cycle, By Bob Robinson
“We keep our guns locked up, but not our prescription medications. We teach sex education, but not drug education…” Tonya Alton, a paramedic with Versailles Rescue and Fundamentals of Communication student at Edison State Community College, Darke County Campus, considers the drug problem an epidemic. “It’s already at epidemic proportions.
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Single injury motorcycle accident on SR 47
On Sunday March 27, 2016 at approximately 6:13 PM, Darke County Deputies along with Ansonia Fire Department and Rescue and CareFlight responded to the 3800 block of State Route 47 on a report of an injury motorcycle crash. Preliminary investigation revealed Timothy S. King 57, of Union City, Indiana was operating a Red Harley-Davidson Classic westbound on State Route 47 and failed to negotiate a curve traveling off the right side.
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Edison State Community College… Edison Hosts Interns from Capabilities, Inc.
Some call it an integrated placement. Edison State calls it building community. In honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Edison State Community College is shedding light on the unique partnership that has recently been formed with Capabilities, Inc. to provide internship opportunities and career exploration for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Ohioans Report More Tax Scams as Filing Deadline Nears
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that his office is receiving more reports of IRS imposter scams as the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches. Since March 1, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has logged nearly 1,000 reports of the scam, compared to about 500 reports in February. The scam generally begins with a call claiming the recipient is in trouble with the IRS.
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Ohio Department of Education… Comment period open on Ohio Learning Standards in English language arts and math revisions -- 2/23/2016 -- The Ohio Department of Education invites Ohioans to submit suggestions through April 5 as part of a periodic revision process for Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and math. This feedback will help ensure the standards continue reflecting the most recent research and the experience of educators as they help... read more.
FBI… Stolen Identity Refund Fraud
Each year, criminal actors target US persons and visa holders for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF). SIRF is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of US persons or visa holders to file tax returns. The fraudulent tax returns are sent to bank accounts or pre-paid cards that are held under their control. SIRF is relatively easy to commit and extremely lucrative for criminal actors.
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Court News Ohio… Law and Leadership Institute Students Compete in Showcase Event
March 25, 2016 - The Law and Leadership Institute’s 2016 Academic Year Competition included students competing in a mock trial. More than 200 Ohio high school students showcased their legal and educational talents at the Law and Leadership Institute’s (LLI) 2016 Academic Year Competition. The competition at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus on March 19 included students in grades 9-12 from Cleveland.
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Bluebag Media… Board sets dates for winter move to new K-8 facility
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Board of Education has approved the calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar reflects days set aside for the district’s move into its new K-8 building during Christmas break. The first day for students will be Aug. 29. Christmas break will be December 19 through January 6 with January 9 and 10.
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DeWine Warns of Travel Scams
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to beware of travel scams during spring and summer vacation months. In 2015, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 400 travel-related complaints. Complaints ranged from billing disputes to services never delivered. Commonly cited problems included offers for.
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Fort GreeneVille DAR… Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day
March 29, 2016 is "Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day". March 29 was the last day troops were on the ground in Vietnam.

To commemorate this date, the Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR sponsored a proclamation signed by Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers on March 23 at the Greenville City Building.

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR invited local.
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GJHS Performs at University of Dayton
The Greenville Junior High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Brian McKibben, was invited to visit, rehearse, and perform at the University of Dayton’s Department of Music on Thursday, March 10, 2016.  The students of the concert band worked with Dr. Patrick Reynolds, who conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.    During their.
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Ohio Department of Education… Third Grade Reading Guarantee Helping Ohio’s Students Succeed - 3/24/2016 - Ohio continues to raise the bar for student achievement, and even with higher expectations, 94.1 percent of the state’s eligible third graders met or exceeded the promotion score in reading to move to the fourth grade. The results of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee were released today as part of K-3 Literacy on the 2014-2015... read more.
MVCTC SkillsUSA Members Qualify for Ohio Championships in Columbus
Englewood, Ohio -- Members of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA chapter recently competed at regional SkillsUSA Contest with 31 students qualifying to move to the Ohio SkillsUSA Competitions in Columbus, Ohio on April 26-27, 2016.  The State Contest, located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will bring together thousands of SkillsUSA students from all over the state to compete in everything.
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Interagency Cooperation… Darke County break-in suspects arrested in Mercer County
Sheriff Jeff Grey and Sheriff Toby Spencer report that their offices working cooperatively have made arrests involving multiple cars being broken into in Mercer and Darke County.   Darke County Sheriff’s Detectives along with officers from Versailles Police Department developed information involving multiple car and business break ins in their jurisdictions in recent weeks.  The information identified suspects.
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DeWine… Petition for Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment Rejected - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected  a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would attempt to legalize marijuana for medical and industrial use in the state. On March 10th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Medical Cannabis and Industrial... read more.
Education Week… Online-Testing Stumbles Spark Legislation in Affected States, By Daarel Burnette II
The nationwide shift from paper-and-pencil tests to online standardized assessment has caused serious heartburn for educators and students alike in many places: server meltdowns, frozen computer screens, and test-score dips. But in a handful of states, the sometimes-temporary, but ill-timed glitches have fueled legislation that would crack down on testing companies and have lasting impact on the role tests play in evaluating schools and teachers.
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