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Cleveland Plain Dealer… Traffic camera firms relied on lobbyists to stop proposed ban in Ohio legislature: Follow the Money; By Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group -- September 24, 2014 -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposed statewide ban on most traffic enforcement cameras received bipartisan approval in the Ohio House last year, but the bill died in the Ohio Senate after attracting the attention of dozens of lobbyists working for camera supporters, Northeast Ohio Media Group has found. Disclosure forms filed with the state show about a dozen lobbyists registered... read more.
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Home Security Shield… 14 Most Dangerous Cities in Ohio
September 18, 2014 - What are the most dangerous cities in Ohio? To get the lowdown on the cities in Ohio that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into
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Fatal crash on 571
On September 27, 2014 at approximately 7:32pm, Darke County Deputies along with Union City, Ohio Fire & Rescue and Careflight were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 571 and Liberty Street in the village of Hillgrove on a report of a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van. Preliminary investigation revealed a Blue 1999 Chevy Astro van driven by Joseph Anthony Castiglione
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Bluebag Media… Prescription pills drop-off program growing
GREENVILLE – “We’re amazed at the amount of participation in this program,” said Greenville Police Chief Dennis Butts. Since the inception of the program on April 6, 2013, to June 13 this year, the department has collected 102.75 lbs. of pills. “No liquids,” Butts said. “Just pills. We take them to Piqua Champion Foundry. They’re tossed in with the iron ore…” Butts showed a video he’d taken with his cell phone
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… School bus, propane truck involved in morning collision
Arcanum - On September 26, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Grubbs Rex Rd and Littles Rd. reference to a two vehicle injury accident involving a school bus and a propane truck. Mutual aid was requested from Tri Village Rescue and New Madison Fire. Preliminary investigation revealed that an Arcanum Butler Local school bus, driven by
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New Veterans Business Support Center Helps Employers Hire Veterans
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Working in partnership with the Governor’s Office of  Workforce  Transformation, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and OhioMeansJobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) recently launched a new service to help match employers with veterans looking for work: a Veterans Business Support Center. The Veterans Business Support Center offers employers online, over the phone or face-to-face help finding
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Mercer County Sheriff… Accident results in double fatality
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his Office is investigating a double fatal crash at the intersection of State Route 49 and State Route 29.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received calls at 7:11 PM on Wednesday September 25, 2014 of a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a vehicle. The investigation revealed a 2006 Chevy Impala that was driven by 82 year old Kathleen Hickey from Piqua, Ohio was traveling
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FBI… Attorney General Holder Announces Pilot Program to Counter Violent Extremists - WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the country to bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to counter violent extremism. The new programs will be run in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center. “Today, few... read more.
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Dad arrested for injecting son with heroin
On September 22, 2014 at approximately 2:32p.m. the Greenville Police Department  was called to Wayne Healthcare on a drug investigation. During this investigation, it was discovered that 42 year old Aaron York brought heroin into the hospital and was administering it to his 18 year old son, Jesse York, who was a patient there. While injecting  his son with the heroin,  a
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC - I’m honored to be back at AEI. I last spoke here shortly before being elected Speaker of the House – a job I love but, looking back on it…I never expected to be doing this. I always figured I’d be in the House for about ten years, then go back to Ohio and run my business or do something else.  But I’m still here and still on this journey... read more.
NBC News… Outta Here: How Congress's Year at Work So Far Compares to Yours
By Frank Thorp V and Carrie Dann - They’re gone ‘til November. After swiftly dispatching with their labors of keeping the government funded and authorizing the training of Syrian rebels, Congress headed home Thursday night for its scheduled break for the rest of the month. And next month. And part of the NEXT month. The U.S. House has been in session for roll call votes a total of 92 days in 2014 – or 35% of the year up until now. (They had "pro forma" sessions - without any legislative
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Natural News… Medical martial law declared in Sierra Leone; Ebola victims hunted like fugitives in house-to-house searches, by Mike Adams -- September 19, 2014 -- EBOLA ALERT: Medical martial law has now been declared in Sierra Leone while the government conducts a house-to-house hunt for Ebola victims who are being treated like "medical fugitives." "Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday," declared the Associated Press today. The outlandish cover story for this medical quarantine operation that will invade the homes... read more.
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State Representative Richard Adams… Adams Receives Legislator of the Year Award
COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently was awarded the “Legislator of the Year Award” by the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). The award is presented to a member of the Ohio Legislature who has gone above and beyond in ensuring legislation is well thought out and workable for all involved in the mortgage banking field. Representative Adams is the Chairman of the House Financial Institutions
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Husted files brief on voting ruling
COLUMBUS - Later today, Secretary Husted will be filing a brief with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, appealing a recent ruling by Judge Economus on the principle that all voters should have the same opportunities to vote, no matter where they live. Regarding this ongoing litigation, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted: “Before this lawsuit was filed, Ohio was a national leader in voter access
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WHIO.com… Obama health law enrollment shrinks, By Jamie Dupree
After trumpeting "over eight million" enrollments just a few months ago in the exchanges for the Obama health law, a top Obama Administration official told Congress on Thursday that the latest report on the number of Americans signed up has shrunk by as much as 10 percent. "As of August 15 of this year, we have 7.3 million Americans enrolled in the health insurance marketplace coverage," said Marilyn Tavenner, who heads up administration of the Obama health law
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Mercer County Sheriff's Office… Four arrested following meth lab bust
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that a joint investigation with the Celina Police Department resulted in the arrest of four individuals in connection with a methamphetamine lab.  On Thursday September 18, Mercer County Deputies and Celina Police Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence and property located at 2521 Mud Pike, Celina.  Two active methamphetamine cook operations
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Accident investigation leads to arrest
Pitsburg - Darke County Deputies, along with Arcanum Rescue and Pitsburg Fire, were dispatched to Pitsburg Laura Rd just east of Gettysburg Pitsburg Rd reference to a minor injury accident. Initial investigation revealed that a 2004 Jeep, driven by Patricia Nichols (51) of Arcanum, was eastbound on Pitsburg Laura Rd. when a 2003 Pontiac, driven by a male subject, pulled out of a driveway striking
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Federal News Radio… Poll: Public confidence in federal workforce rebounds after shutdown, By Michael O'Connell -- Monday - 9/8/2014 -- Of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed in The George Washington University Battleground Poll, 73 percent said they had either "a lot" of respect (22 percent) or "some" confidence (51 percent) in civilian federal employees. Twenty-five percent said they had "little or no confidence" in the federal workforce. "These findings may not be a resounding affirmation of trust but they are significantly better than those recorded prior... read more.
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Man Arrested for Trafficking in Drugs in Darke County
On September 12, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Special Response Team, executed a search warrant at 153 South Main Street in Palestine, Ohio.   Bryan Adkins (35) of Palestine was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where he awaits the formal charge of
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President Barack Obama… Obama speech to combat ISIS
Sept. 10, 2014 - Good evening, I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. Let’s be clear: While this group may call itself the "Islamic State," it is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. Nor is
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NBC News… What Is the Midwest Enterovirus? 6 Things to Know, By Maggie Fox
A rare and usually mild virus is sending kids in several Midwest cities to the hospital, worrying parents and doctors alike. No child has died and they’re all likely to get better, but state and federal health officials are taking the reports seriously. Here’s what you need to know about enterovirus D68: How dangerous is this virus? It’s serious enough to worry the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has definitely put a few children into the hospital. How many exactly, CDC doesn’t
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Phone scams in Darke County
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports in the past few days from citizens who have received calls from individuals stating that they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The caller further states that if the party hangs up a Sheriff’s Deputy will respond to the person’s house and arrest them. Sheriff Spencer says this is nothing more than a SCAM and is warning citizens against giving the caller any
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Bluebag Media… Solving business’ emerging workforce challenges
GREENVILLE – “The issue is finding room in the school day… schools struggle to some extent from state and federal regulations,” said Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk. “There are a lot of changes local school leaders agree should be taught; there’s no room to make them.” Saluk said the businesses are clear on what they need from the “emerging workforce,” young people graduating from local schools. “What the
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… The Speaker’s Meeting with President Obama & Congressional Leaders on ISIL - WASHINGTON, DC – At the White House this afternoon, Speaker Boehner met with President Obama, Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, and Leader Pelosi for a discussion of the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  The President began the meeting by laying out some of the ideas he has already discussed publicly... read more.
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Bluebag Media… Medal of Honor recipient to speak at Dickey display opening
GREENVILLE – “This is significant,” said Garst Museum Executive Director Clay Johnson. “You don’t get a Major General to come here and speak, much less a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.” Major General James E. Livingston, USMC Retired, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1970, is the tentative speaker for the unveiling of the PFC Douglas
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Federal News Radio… Per diem rates to go unchanged in fiscal 2015, By Jason Miller
Federal employees on business travel next year will not have more money to spend on hotels and meals. The General Services Administration announced Friday in the Federal Register that the per diem rates for fiscal 2015 will not change from 2014. "The standard lodging per diem rate will remain at $83," GSA stated in the notice, which goes into effect Oct. 1. "The meals and incidental expense tiers also remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46 to $71." GSA raised the
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Bluebag Media… Resident must move clubhouse due to zoning violations
GREENVILLE – “It’s a clubhouse!!” said a frustrated Ralph Helmer. He wanted a safe place for his 21-month-old, Liam, to play, so he decided to build one. He asked his wife Casey to look up the requirements on the Internet. “I typed in Darke County,” she added, acknowledging she thought this was the correct starting place. Ralph said she found that no permit was required as long as the structure was under 15 feet tall
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Mercer County Sheriff… 22-year-old male arrested at 15-year-old girl’s home
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of a 22 year old male after he arranged and traveled to a rural Rockford area home to meet a 15 year old female for sex.  The male was arrested at the home of the female on September 7 at 12:30 AM.  Arrested for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana was John T. McDermitt of Leona Street, Celina.  McDermitt is currently incarcerated on a $100,000.00 bond in the Mercer County Adult
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Ruling on NAACP v. Husted: Voting Schedule
Regarding the ruling today in NAACP v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted: “My overarching principle for Ohio’s long-debated voting schedule is that all voters, no matter where they live, should have the same opportunity to vote. That’s why I have set uniform voting hours for all 88 counties and why I sent absentee ballot applications to voters statewide, so there would be no disparity in access
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Two arrested in Bunge Park
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports two individuals have been arrested as a result of increased patrols to Mercer County’s parks.  Arrested for public indecency was 30 year old Lauren Hart,  of Celina Ohio, and 44 year old Anthony Siler, of Lima Ohio.  Hart and Siler were found in a vehicle engaged in inappropriate activity for a park at 10:33 PM at Bunge Park
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Dayton Business Journal… Best school districts in the Dayton region for 2014; Versailles ranks No. 7 in region - By Don Baker - Aug 26, 2014 - Education is vital to the Dayton-region's economic recovery, which makes the quality of the local schools an extremely important piece of the larger recovery efforts. Having quality schools also helps attract top talent to the region's workforce. For many business leaders who move to a new area, schools are one of the single-most important factors in determining... read more.
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Felonious Assault
On September 2, 2014 at about 1953 hrs. officers responded to the 400-Block of E. Fourth St. on a report of a possible injury accident.  Upon investigating the incident, officers were able to determine that James Stewart, while operating  a motor vehicle, deliberately and with the intention of causing serious bodily harm struck the victim, Benjamin Jones. Benjamin Jones was taken by Care-Flight to Miami Valley Hospital. James Stewart
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Sheriff warns motorists to be alert; Seventh Annual Tour de Donut event
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and the Tour De Donut organizers would like to advise motorists to use caution while traveling on Southeast Darke County roadways this Saturday morning.  On September 6, 2014 beginning at 8AM the 7th Annual Tour De Donut bicycle riding event will be held in Southeast Darke County.  There are expected to be at least 2000 riders of all ages participating in this event that starts and ends in the Village of Arcanum
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FBI… A Case of Corporate Greed; Executives Sentenced in $750 Million Fraud Scheme
Two former top executives of a publicly traded medical device company were sentenced to lengthy prison terms last week for their roles in a massive fraud scheme that cost shareholders $750 million. Former ArthroCare Corporation Chief Executive Officer Michael Baker and Chief Financial Officer Michael Gluk were sentenced Friday to 20 years and 10 years in prison, respectively, for crimes including wire fraud and securities fraud. Two former
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Absentee Ballot Applications Go in the Mail
Voters need only complete the form, mail it back and their ballot will be delivered to them. COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded Ohioans that absentee ballot applications are going in the mail tomorrow for more than six million voters and should be arriving in mailboxes across the state within the next few days. Secretary Husted outlined details of the statewide mailing for the 2014 General Election earlier this month. “This year’s
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Blue Bag Media… Manufacturing drives the local economy
GREENVILLE – “Manufacturing is what creates a middle class,” said Lisa Wendel, Career Pathways Coordinator for the Darke County Economic Development Office. She has three primary duties; the one currently on the front burner is to plan for and promote National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3. She said tenth graders will watch a movie in their own schools. They will learn how manufacturing drives the local economy. They make a good living
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle, Testa Present Check to Local Business
Dayton Body Shop Receives Tax Overpayment Refund - COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Tax Commissioner Joe Testa today presented a tax refund check to Carl’s Body Shop in Dayton, an action made possible by Senate Bill 263. “Carl’s Body Shop is a perfect example of a small business that this legislation aimed to help; these tax overpayments
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Arrest made in Darke County robbery
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner that occurred Monday night.  The robbery happened at a small engine repair shop located at 5740 Jaysville St. Johns Road in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville. Arrested in Greenville this afternoon is Delphus Ray Peace, age 28.  He is being booked into the Darke County Jail for Aggravated Robbery
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Beagle, Lehner Introduce Legislation Aimed at Keeping Renters Safe
COLUMBUS –State Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) today introduced legislation aimed at keeping renters safe in the event of a fire. The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property. “When a fire breaks out, you have moments to make a decision on how you will escape. Every second matters and ensuring you have an escape plan in place is critical,” said Beagle
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Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich to participate in "Feed Ohio" campaign
Statewide donation drive benefits local communities - COLUMBUS– Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives will join community and faith-based organizations from across Ohio to support Feed Ohio, a statewide food and personal care items drive benefiting low income families. The campaign commences August 23 and continues through September 13, and will include activities on September
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$1,000 reward offered in Darke County robbery
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville. At approximately 5:10 PM Monday August 25, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male subject at 5740 Jaysville-St. Johns Road had suffered a serious head injury.  Darke Count
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FBI… Health Care Fraud Enterprise Dismantled Ringleader Operated Multiple Pharmacies
08/15/14 -- It was a combination health care fraud and drug distribution scheme on a massive scale. It involved 26 Michigan pharmacies, nine doctors, and two health care agencies. There were bribes and kickbacks aplenty and thousands of illegal doses of sought-after drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone. And fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid totaled more than $60 million, not to mention additional amounts to private insurers
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Federal News Radio… Per diem rates to go unchanged in fiscal 2015, By Jason Miller
Friday - 8/15/2014, 9:07am EDT -- Federal employees on business travel next year will not have more money to spend on hotels and meals. The General Services Administration announced Friday in the Federal Register that the per diem rates for fiscal 2015 will not change from 2014. "The standard lodging per diem rate will remain at $83," GSA stated in the notice, which goes into effect Oct. 1. "The meals and incidental expense tiers also remain unchanged for FY 2014 and range from $46 to $71." GSA raised
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Trash Pickup Service Accused of Failing to Deliver
(EATON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Abraham Jaros, of New Carlisle, for failing to deliver garbage collection services after accepting upfront payments from consumers. More than 600 individuals are believed to have been affected. “Many of these consumers thought they were entering into an agreement with a reputable local business,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Instead, they ended up
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Armed robbery at Sunoco Gas Station
On August  16,  2014  at  approximately  9:36  p.m.,  the  Greenville  Police  Department responded to the Sunoco gas station at 841 Martin St. on a report of an armed robbery. During the robbery, the suspect pulled a knife on the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot from the business. The suspect is described as a white, male in his 20's,  approximately  5'  10" with a thin build.  He had dirty blonde hair that was long enough
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Two sentenced for murder of Grubes
The Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney's Office confirms that on August 12, 2014, the Mercer County Common Pleas Court accepted the plea of Bryant L. Rhoades, and the Court entered a judgment of conviction and sentenced Rhoades for the murders of Robert Grube and Colleen Grube, On August 19, 2014 the Mercer County Common Pleas Court also sentenced Trevin M.A. Sanders
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New Most Wanted: Zachary Wilkerson
Zachary Wilkerson is wanted for 1 count of Felonious Assault, an F2 felony. August 2010 – Warrant by complaint issued by Darke County Common Pleas Court for one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree. His last known address is 214 Hart Ave, Greenville, OH. MOST WANTED ARCHIVE - Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Get out of my face: That’s the message most voters still have for the federal government six years into the presidency of the man who hoped to make us all believers in big government. Sixty percent (60%) of Americans believe instead that the federal government plays too big a role in the lives of average Americans. Of course, it doesn't help that voters by a two-to-one margin consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Only 19%
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Drugs Seized at the Gate of the Darke County Fairgrounds
During the early morning hours of August 18, 2014, Darke County Deputies received an anonymous tip that subjects had left the Darke County Fairgrounds and would be returning with drugs.  At approximately 0430 hours a white Ford Explorer was stopped at the gate #1 to re-enter the Fairgrounds.  Inside the vehicle were subjects that Deputies had received the tip on.  The Darke County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deployed around the
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Rep. Richard Adams Announces BWC Proposal
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced Governor John Kasich’s unveiling of a plan to give $1 billion back to employers to enrich the economy and ensure that Ohio’s workforce is safe, healthy and productive. The proposal, known as “Another Billion Back,” which builds from last year’s “Billion Back” plan, provides a one-time rebate of $1 billion for private employers and public-taxing districts. The proposal would also
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More than $150 Million in targeted resources for local water systems and farmers
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich and members of his Cabinet announced major new multi-agency initiatives that make available significant resources to local communities and the agriculture community to help further strengthen protections for Lake Erie water quality and local drinking water supplies. The initiatives were unveiled by the directors of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural
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Beagle Hosts Memorial Highway Dedication
Portion of State Route 41 Honors Miami County Sheriff's Sergeant - COLUMBUS – State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City), hosted a ceremony Sunday, August 17 dedicating a portion of State Route 41 in memory of Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Elliott. Sgt. Elliott, who spent nearly 15 years with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, lost his life on February 25, 1987 in the line of duty. “Sgt. Elliott was a truly heroic individual, and it’s a privilege to join with his friends and family as we dedicate this portion
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in July 2014, up from 5.5 percent in June 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over the month, from a revised 5,301,300 in June to 5,288,900 in July. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 323,000, up 7,000 from 316,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 110,000 in the past 12 months from 433,000. The July unemployment
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Dayton Business Journal… Two Ohio cities among most-educated in America
When it comes to the Three R’s, a couple of Ohio cities are among the tops in the U.S. Financial firm NerdWallet has compiled a new list of the 100 most educated places in America, based on 2012 Census data. The scoring system factors in the proportion of residents with a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees. The most educated\
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Greenville Police Department… 2014 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 2014 National DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Campaign. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists, August 15th - September 1st- both day and night. Did You Know? Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse
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MSN.com… No optical illusion: Obama balances world crises with golf, time off
OAK BLUFFS Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave Americans an update on U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Saturday from a podium on the White House lawn with Marine One, the presidential helicopter, parked in the background. Four hours later, he offered an altogether different tableau: a golf game with friends at a lush course on Martha's Vineyard, the upscale Massachusetts island where the president and his family began a two-week vacation. The contrasting scenes, which quickly
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Blue Bag Media… Workforce praised at KitchenAid’s groundbreaking
GREENVILLE – “If you can’t get excited about what we’re about to encounter – check your pulse,” said Ken Hossler, Greenville KitchenAid plant manager. The company broke ground on a $40 million expansion project that will nearly double the size of the current facility on Aug. 6. The tent where the groundbreaking took place was filled with Whirlpool/KitchenAid, local, and state officials. The stars of the show were the hundreds
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio wins $400 million renewable diesel facility
Ohio has been selected as the location for a new $400 million renewable diesel facility. SG Preston announced the planned development of the 120 million gallon renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County. The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 million, create 100 permanent jobs and be the world's largest purpose-built producer of renewable diesel upon completion, estimated to occur in 2017. The facility will use advanced technology
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Attorney General DeWine… Officials Warn of Government Imposter Scams
 (CINCINNATI, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters today warned that scam artists are posing as government and law enforcement officials demanding that consumers pay money immediately. In Hamilton County, a consumer recently reported that her debit card was charged nearly $400 in the scam. “Scam artists often pretend
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Bicycle struck by pickup
On Sunday, August 10 2014 at 6:10pm., Darke County Sheriff's Deputies along with Bradford Fire & Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue and Care-flight were all dispatched to 9600 block of Grise Rd. on a report of a bicycle struck by a pickup truck. Preliminary investigation revealed the 2000 Chevy 1500 pickup truck was driven by a 17 Year old male.  The tandem bicycle was occupied by a 13 year old female and a 5 year old female. Both were traveling eastbound on Grise Road when the accident occurred
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Dayton Business Journal… Group aims to open one-of-a-kind facility for drug-addicted newborns
(Exclusive) - By Olivia Barrow - The Miami Valley could soon get the country’s second rehabilitation center for drug-addicted newborns. A group of women are in the process of applying for nonprofit status for their organization Brigid’s Path, which aims to provide care for newborn babies as they detox from drugs they were exposed to before birth at a fraction of what it costs to stay in hospitals’ intensive care units. The facility could fill a huge need in the Dayton area, which sees high drug abuse
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Mercer County… 3 arrested for heroin
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of three individuals on drug related charges.  On Wednesday August 6, 2014 Sheriff’s Office detectives received information of heroin being transported back to Mercer County from the Dayton area. The information was assigned to the Sheriff’s Office heroin unit.  The heroin unit is comprised of Sheriff’s Office detectives and road patrol deputies.   Patrol deputy Mike Link observed the suspect vehicle and
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Mercer deputy saves suspect with NARCAN
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office has its first save with NARCAN. At 4:23 PM a citizen stopped a deputy and reported a man slumped over the wheel in a car at the fair. Deputies located the car and found a man not breathing, with a syringe on his lap. Deputies extricated him from the car. After a quick examination, Detective Sgt Timmerman administered one dose of NARCAN to the subject. EMS units were called. The subject responded to the NARCAN with in about 10 seconds
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Fatal Accident on SR 47
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 1556 p.m. Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Darke County K-9, Ansonia Rescue, Ansonia Fire Department and Care flight were dispatched to the 3100 block of St. Rt. 47 in reference to a one vehicle fatal accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 GMC Canyon driven by Jason Dirksen, 38, of Union City, Ohio was
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Dayton Bomb Squad Responds to Single Car Accident in Darke County
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 2200 hours, the Darke County 911 Center received a call of a single car accident with injury on SR49 near East Alternate SR49.  Arcanum Rescue, Arcanum Police Department, Arcanum Rescue Squad and Darke County Deputies were dispatched to the scene.  Upon arrival it was found that the occupants from the crashed vehicle were hiding in a field.  The occupants were identified as Trevor Botsford, age 26, his wife
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FBI… Violation of Public Trust; Corrupt Officials Jailed for Abusing Justice System
08/05/14 - In the run-up to the 2012 primary elections in Mingo County, West Virginia, a group of officials adopted a campaign slogan to promote their political slate: Team Mingo. But the judge, sheriff, and county prosecuting attorney who were part of the alliance—among the most powerful men in the local judicial system—used their authority to serve their own interests rather than those of the citizens who elected them. “These men essentially ran the
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Greenville Police; Darke County Crime Stoppers… Vehicle fire and theft suspect at large - 100 Captured and Counting - Thank you for helping us fight crime in Darke County! Featured Most Wanted is Bill Bowers, Wanted for Arson and Theft out of Greenville. Greenville Police Department press release… Vehicle fire and theft suspect at large - The Greenville  Police  Department  delivered  a  warrant  for  the  arrest  of  Lowell  "Bill" Bowers  on  Thursday,  August  7th,   in  connection  with... read more.
Mercer County injury accident
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced that his office is presently investigating an injury crash that occurred on Celina Mendon Rd. at the intersection of Howick Rd.  The crash was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on August 8, 2014 at approx. 10:28 a.m. The investigation shows that Ida Meyers, Age 54, Hilliard, Ohio was southbound in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck on Celina Mendon Rd., north of Howick Rd.  A Kerry Zuercher, age 51, Celina, Ohio was southbound
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Russian Hacker Breach Consumer Tips
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today encouraged consumers to change their passwords and to monitor their accounts following news that Russian hackers have stolen more than a billion user IDs and passwords. “When a security breach is announced, it is a good reminder to take steps to protect your personal information," Attorney General DeWine said. "Even if you don't know whether or not you have been directly affected, take
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MSN Money… New poll finds widespread economic anxiety
Respondents in the survey fear their children's generation will have fewer opportunities -- and they blame Washington politicians. By Patrick O'Connor, The Wall Street Journal -- Still scarred by a recession that ended five years ago, Americans are registering record levels of anxiety about the opportunities available to younger generations and are pessimistic about the nation's long-term prospects, directing their blame at elected leaders in Washington. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio colleges ranked in new ‘Money’ report
Ohio only had two schools in the top 100 list published by Money magazine. Ohio colleges evidently don’t offer the best bang for the buck, at least according to Money magazine. The publication examined 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities. They were ranked by 17 factors across three equally weighted categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes. And Ohio only had two schools in the top 100 (both between 90-100) and then only two more in the top 150
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GPD arrests suspect for Aggravated Robbery
On 08/02/14 at approximately 11:05 p.m., the Greenville Police Department, with the assistance from the Darke County Sheriff's Office, responded on a report of a burglary in progress.   Just  prior  to  officer's  arrival,  the  suspect  fled  on  foot  out  the  back  door  of  the residence.   The 90 year old female victim reported knowing the suspect by a false name and had
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, August 02, 2014 -- Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 41%, Republicans 39%; 24% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction; 37% of Consumers Hold Poor View of Economy. Twenty-four percent (24%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction. Think about that for a minute. That’s the lowest finding this year but generally reflects the attitude of voters for months now. Admittedly Republicans and unaffiliated voters are a lot more pessimistic, but Democrats
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Dayton Business Journal… Dayton ranks among ‘sexiest’ cities in America
Think Dayton isn’t sexy, well think again. The Gem City is actually quite steamy, ranking among the top 10 “Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities in America,” according to real estate firm Movoto. The site looked at multiple criteria in making the list including nightlife, lingerie stores, adult stores, adult entertainment, hotels, summer temperature and more. Dayton ranked No. 8 on the list, getting especially high marks for its number of lingerie
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Faber and Balderson Promote Protection of American Energy in the Steel City
COLUMBUS – Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) were keynote speakers Wednesday at a special event in Pittsburgh to show support for the region’s coal industry. The Rally to Support American Energy was organized in response to new regulations proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would significantly impact the coal industry. EPA officials are meeting
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Kasich names new leadership team at health department
Focus on Management, Medical Experience Aims to Elevate Role in Public Health Issues - COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich named a new team to lead the Ohio Department of Health, appointing an experienced manager with health care experience—Rick Hodges—as director, and an experienced public health clinician—Dr. Mary Applegate—as interim medical director. Their charge will be to elevate the agency’s operational effectiveness as well as its
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Breitbart… Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh: Foolish for Boehner to Take Impeachment 'Off the Table'
by Tony Lee -- 30 Jul 2014 -- Ahead of a summer break, House Republicans have moved forward with plans to sue President Obama. Meanwhile, Democrats are stoking rumors of impeachment for fund-raising gains. After conservative icon and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for declaring that impeaching Obama was off the table, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Limbaugh for understanding the importance of not emboldening Obama to act even more
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Blue Bag Media… New cattle barn to be ready for fair
GREENVILLE – “The fair barn will not be complete but it will be usable by fair time,” Darke County Fair Manager Daryl Riffle told Kiwanis of Greenville members July 16. He added work would be wrapped up in September. Riffle later said overhead doors and trim won’t be finished; some walk-in doors where they aren’t needed. He added he wasn’t sure but some metal siding and electrical outlets might not be available until September. The
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Rep. Richard Adams… Funding for Educational Innovation in district announced
COLUMBUS - State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) announced the Controlling Board’s approval yesterday of $2.1 million in funding to a consortium of Milton-Union Exempted School Village, Franklin Monroe Local School District and Piqua City School District for their Straight A Fund application. Of the $2.1 million dollars allocated to these schools, $524,159.04 will go to the Milton-Union Exempted School Village, $293,239.04 will go to the Franklin
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Darke County Marijuana Eradication
On July 29, 2014, the Darke County Sheriff's Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), conducted its annual Marijuana Eradication. More than 200 Marijuana plants were located, with an estimated street value of over $200,000. At this time, no criminal charges are being pursued stemming from the recovered marijuana plants.
Federal Bureau of Investigation… Return of FBI Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara
FBI New Orleans July 30, 2014 -- Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Michael J. Anderson, FBI New Orleans, and Sheriff Tony Mancuso, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, are pleased to announce the return of FBI Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara to Lake Charles, Louisiana. FBI officials were joined by representatives of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier in making the announcement of Guevara’s return this morning
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Local Fairgrounds a Recipient of $875,000 for Capital Budget Project
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) toured the Preble County Fairgrounds today, a location which was recently awarded $875,000 in Capital Budget funding. The Capital Budget provided much needed funding to community projects statewide.  Senator Beagle included the Preble County Fairgrounds proposal in his request for funding to the Miami Valley
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The Hill… Obama: New sanctions against Russia will 'have an even bigger bite', By Rebecca Shabad - 07/29/14 - The United States and Europe imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its assistance to rebels in eastern Ukraine who have been blamed for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. “Because we’re closely coordinating our actions with Europe, the sanctions we’re announcing today will have an even bigger bite,” Obama said in a statement from the White House. European leaders had long resisted stronger sanctions against... read more.
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MSN News… Obamacare on Path Back to High Court After Ruling Split, By Andrew Harris and Andrew Zajac - July 23, 2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court may not be done with Obamacare yet. With appellate courts reaching opposite conclusions on the same day about a crucial financing provision of the 2010 law, a third showdown before the justices is probable. Splits among the federal circuits have preceded previous high court rulings on the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the law was narrowly... read more.
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County faces serious public safety communications decisions
DARKE COUNTY – “In the next five years we have some very serious public safety communications decisions to make,” Darke County Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker said. Cost? Possibly up to a million dollars. In 2010 Darke County’s CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) failed over Easter weekend. Dispatchers had to do everything by hand; this led to the purchase and installation of the current Spillman CAD system. The cost of the system was $302,008
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Some of America’s attention has shifted overseas in recent days, but major problems persist on the homefront. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters now think the United States is a more divided nation than it was four years ago, and Republicans are the most eager to do something about it at the ballot box. Voters continue to trust the GOP more than Democrats on the majority of issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports including the economy, government spending and
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Greenville Police Department… Two suspects now charged with multiple offenses
Two suspects  have been named and charges  will be filed regarding  the recent  vehicle fires and thefts from vehicles which occurred  on July 22,  2014:   Joshua C. Willis, 18 years of age, from Greenville, Ohio and Lowell "Bill" Bowers, 34, also from Greenville. Charges include multiple arsons, thefts, and felony theft and will be filed at the Darke County Prosecutor's  Office next week
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MSN News… Drought-stricken California agencies seek 'water cops'
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 (Reuters) - Hosing down a driveway in drought-stricken California could soon mean a visit from the "water cops," as agencies throughout the state begin beefing up staff to enforce strict new conservation rules set to take effect next month. The water district serving the state's Silicon Valley tech hub unanimously approved spending half a million dollars on enforcement, including agents, at a board meeting Tuesday night. Los Angeles' water
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Today.com… Vietnam vet gets new wheelchair after Lowe's employees help him, by Jeffrey Donovan
July 16, 2014 - Michael Sulsona had no idea a trip to Lowe’s would end up changing his life.  The Marine Corps veteran, who lost both legs after stepping on a landmine in Vietnam in 1971, says he’d waited two years for the Department of Veterans Affairs to send him a new wheelchair. It finally arrived at his New York City home yesterday after the 62-year-old’s story went viral following a random act of kindness. Sulsona was shopping at a Lowe’s on Staten Island when a bolt snapped on his old
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Dayton Business Journal… Pizza chain to hire 100 employees in Dayton region
Donatos Pizza will hold a job fair on July 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek Courtyard by Marriott. Donatos Pizza, with 18 area locations, needs to hire an additional 100 employees to handle increased business at all of its locations. The company is hiring in anticipation of even more demand. “As the Miami Valley’s economy continues to rebound we want to position ourselves to handle the projected positive sales from businesses and residential customers,” said Terry Ryan, vice president of
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… PSA Airline Expansion at Dayton International
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today attended the groundbreaking for the over $1.6 million expansion of PSA Airlines Inc. at the Dayton International Airport. “Expansions like PSA Airlines continue to show our economy is improving and that the Miami Valley is a great location for businesses to expand and grow,” said Beagle. PSA’s expansion plans include the construction of a 7,500-square-foot addition to its existing training
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Secretary of State Jon Husted… Mandatory Training for All 2014 General Election Poll Workers
Awards $760,000 in grants to help defray training and development costs -- COLUMBUS – Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory training. To help offset the cost for county boards of elections, Secretary Husted also announced $760,000 in grants for the state’s
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Adams Announces Recognition of William M. McCulloch by CSRAB
COLUMBUS, Ohio—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) has approved the placement of a bust of former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, William Moore McCulloch,  in the great hall outside the House Chamber in the Ohio Statehouse. Rep. Adams now holds the seat of the district that was held by McCulloch
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Greenville Police Department makes one arrest in vehicle fires/thefts
On July 22, 2014, the Greenville Police Department, with the assistance of the Darke County Sheriff's  Office,  has  taken  one  person  into  custody  regarding  a rash  (current  count  is 7) of vehicle fires and at least 12 thefts from vehicles which occurred in the early morning  hours of July 22, 2014.  The person arrested is being transported to the Mercer County Jail
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- These are not happy times for President Obama and his party, although it’s far from clear if Republicans can capitalize on that. One-in-three voters (32%) think the president should be impeached and removed from office. But most voters think electing an opposition Congress is the better way to halt or change his policies. However, as Kyle Kondik points out in his commentary this week, that may be easier said than done, requiring Republicans to do something they haven’t done
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June 2014, unchanged from May 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,292,700 in May to 5,305,400 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 316,000, down 1,000 from 317,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 114,000 in the past 12 months from 430,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was
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Net Top 20… Top News sites on the net
The News Net Top 20 brings you the pick of the most popular and highest-rating sites for news on the Net today, from a single page. That way you get quick one-stop access to the best of the Net for news sites. CNN.com is a substantial and extremely popular news site. It is frequently updated with the latest news thanks to CNN's staff of thousands both from the US and around the globe. The day's feature stories are constantly refreshed and updated, some featuring live streaming video streaming and audio
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Attorney General DeWine… DeWine Adds New Technology to Document Complex Crime Scenes
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that crime scene agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have a new tool to assist in documenting complex crime scenes. Agents are now using a 3D laser scanner, which sits on a tripod and rotates 360 degrees, to take millions of precise laser measurements and hundreds of digital photographs.  The end result produced with this latest crime
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Crime Stoppers... New Most Wanted Posting
Roy Richard Spurling - Wanted for 2 counts of Trafficking in Heroin - MOST WANTED ARCHIVE - Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they are wanted for. Click on name for profile or click here for complete archive listing. KAISHAN HUDSON - BUSTED JULY 17, 2014, DENZEL MASSEY - Weapons Under Disability, RUZBEL MENDEZ – Rape
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Secretary of State Husted… Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for June 2014
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,660 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June 2014. These numbers are up compared to June 2013, in which 7,185 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 49,254 new business filings to date in 2014 (January-June). This is an increase from the
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FBI… A Byte Out of History: 50th Anniversary of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office
07/15/14 - Fifty years ago this summer, Mississippi was at the front and center of our country’s civil rights struggles, with cases such as the June 21, 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers becoming issues of national concern. Less than two weeks later—and in response to that tragic event—the FBI opened its Jackson Field Office. On June 10, 2014, FBI employees joined
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Columbus Dispatch… Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention, Buckeye Forum Podcast
WASHINGTON — Regardless of whether Sen. Rob Portman or Gov. John Kasich runs for president in 2016, the Republican convention in Cleveland will give both a chance to enhance their national profile as they try to highlight what they believe is their pragmatic brand of conservatism. At a time when Republicans are hoping to temper the image of a party in the grips of social conservatives and tea party activists, analysts say Portman and Kasich can help Republicans present Americans with
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The Hill… House GOP group to recommend changes to immigration law, By Cristina Marcos and Peter Schroeder
07/14/14 - Fresh off a trip to Guatemala and Honduras, a House GOP working group on immigration will recommend Tuesday that the conference change a 2008 trafficking law to stop the thousands of immigrant children flooding across the border. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the working group’s leader, will argue that child immigrants from Central America should be subject to the same rules as those from Mexico. A source close to Granger said the group will also advise that National Guard troops be
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Darke County Crime Stoppers… New Most Wanted Postings
Denzel Massey - Wanted for Having Weapons Under Disability; Kaishan Hudson - Wanted for 2 counts of Trafficking Heroin. MOST WANTED ARCHIVE: Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they are wanted for RUZBEL MENDEZ – Rape; LUIS FLORES - Trafficking Cocaine; BRIAN O'CONNOR - Non-Support; LARRY WESTFALL - Probation Violation; JOYCE COX - Probation Violation; PAUL GORMAN - Theft of
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Buy/Bust in Darke County Yields Two Arrests
On July 16, 2014, Michelle Middaugh (46) of Union City, Ohio and James Spencer (37) of Union City, Indiana were taken into custody without incident following a buy/bust operation conducted by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies and Union City (Ohio) Police, in the 100 Block of E. Spearmint Street in Union City, Ohio.   Both Middaugh and Spencer were transported to the Darke County Jail, where they
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… Mandel Receives AGA Award for "Excellence in Financial Management" - ORLANDO, FL - The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) today awarded Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel with an award for "Excellence in Financial Management" on behalf of the Ohio Treasurer's office. Treasurer Mandel was the only State Treasurer in the country to win this award. "In just over three years we've taken Ohio's financial ranking from 43rd in the country to 7th in the country. I'm proud of this progress... read more.
Ballot Board Decides Clean Energy Amendment is Single Issue
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today certified that a proposed constitutional amendment concerning clean energy consists of one issue. Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also
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Blue Bag Media… Banner year for The Early Bird benefits Darke Co. residents
GREENVILLE – For over 45 years, residents of Darke County have been relying on The Early Bird for local news and features about the people and events in the community. In addition to providing timely news, The Early Bird has partnered with local businesses promoting their products and services, which gives residents an opportunity to save money and, of course, a chance to support locally owned businesses in Darke and surrounding
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FBI… Dog Fighting Ringleader Pleads Guilty; Multi-State Criminal Enterprise Shut Down
07/11/14 - In 2011, our Mobile Field Office had received some disturbing reports about a possible high-stakes dog fighting and gambling enterprise based in Alabama with activities spanning several nearby states. So in April of that year, the Bureau—in conjunction with our law enforcement partners in those states—opened an investigation. By August 2013, this broad and coordinated investigative effort—which involved sophisticated techniques
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MSN Money… Is the new American dream way out of reach?
The definition of the term is changing as people begin to want more than just a home and a decent salary. A new study shows that a majority of Americans are living the American Dream -- even if they largely don't realize it. The poll, conducted by marketing firm DDB as part of its 2014 Life Style Study, found that only 40 percent of American adults over the age of 18 believe they are "living the American Dream." The same 7,015-person study also found that sizable majorities reported owning a home
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Fatal accident on Hollansburg-Richmond Road
On July 13, 2013 at approximately 7:28 A.M. Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Darke County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team, Tri Village Rescue, Hollansburg Fire were dispatched to the 600 block Hollansburg-Richmond Road in reference to a motorcycle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Honda CBR 600 RR driven by Lance G. Powell, 47, of Richmond, Indiana was travelling north bound on
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Federal News Radio… Race to finish fiscal 2015 agency budgets hits snag, By Jack Moore
Monday - 7/7/2014 - The budget process on Capitol Hill appears to have hit a summer slump. Congress needs to pass 12 annual spending bills, which set agency funding levels, before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. So far, the House has only passed five of those bills and the Senate hasn't passed any. While the deadline is still more than two months away, fewer than 30 working days are left for Congress to hammer out a deal on spending levels before
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Drugs Epidemic… Two arrested for heroin possession
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the Sheriff’s Office arrested two female subjects on Wednesday 7-9-2014 in Celina for possession of suspected heroin.  Sheriff Grey stated a tip was received by the Sheriff’s Office Detectives indicating heroin was being transported to Mercer County from the Dayton area, with a possible delivery in Celina.  The tip provided a
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The Hill… Senate Democrats unveil legislation to reverse high court's Hobby Lobby ruling
By Alexander Bolton and Elise Viebeck -- 07/09/14 - Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s decision last week exempting some employers from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception. The law would bar for-profit corporations from seeking exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that their health plans cover contraception costs. Religious institutions would still be able to opt out
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Drugs Epidemic… Woman in Darke County Jail Following Drug Bust
On July 10, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies, conducted a buy/bust operation at 851 Martin Street in Greenville, Ohio.   Brandy Young (20) of Englewood was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where she awaits the formal charge of Trafficking in Drugs.  Young was also cited for Attempted Prostitution.  Also taken into custody during
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Mercer Sheriff patrols to monitor parks
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a warning today that the Sheriff’s Office is increasing patrols in the public parks.  This increase will include both marked patrol cars and plain clothes deputies and extends to parks within the City of Celina and all villages as well as parks in unincorporated areas, to include, but not limited to the State Park on West Bank Road, Bunge Park on State Route 29, and Eden Haven Park on Hellwarth Road
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Ohio Turnpike Commission… More night-time work zones coming to turnpike   
Chris Matta, Maintenance Engineer -- Note: Completion of all construction projects is weather dependent. Beginning the week of July 14, 2014, Ohio Turnpike customers traveling after dark will notice an increase in the number of active work zones at night. The Ohio Turnpike, for the first time ever, will be staffing night-time work zones with Turnpike maintenance workers. Typically, maintenance operations such as full and partial depth
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Blue Bag Media… Citizens react to Council’s planned sidewalk project
GREENVILLE – Nearly two dozen residents – many of them clearly expressing frustration and anger – attended the Greenville City Council meeting July 1. They are residents of the Gardenwood-Rhoades Avenue area. They had attended the meeting due to Greenville’s Law Committee submitting (and Council accepting) a recommendation requiring a planned sidewalk construction project be partially funded by a grant
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Breitbart… WH: Obama Won't Visit Border While Attending Three TX Fundraisers Next Week, by Tony Lee - 3 Jul 2014 - President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Texas next week but will not travel to the border to see the crisis that many say he has exacerbated by not enforcing the country's immigration laws and vowing to enact unilaterally more executive actions to ease deportations. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at Thursday's White House press briefing that Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for the Democratic... read more.
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ORP Chairman Matt Borges… Republican convention to come to Cleveland
Greetings! Ohio received huge news today.  The 2016 Republican National Convention is coming to our state. Just before noon this morning the Site Selection Committee recommended Cleveland as the host city to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.  Today's announcement is the culmination of months of hard work by the Cleveland
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Blue Bag Media… McGreevey new CT director following Peltz resignation
GREENVILLE – The Greenville City School District is re-aligning its administrative staff to move Administrative Director Jon McGreevey to Career Technology and Business Operations Director. The restructured position was accepted by McGreevey following the resignation of former CT Director David Peltz. He begins his new duties Aug. 1. “Jon will do an excellent
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The Hill… Obama to GOP: Bring it on, By Justin Sink
07/04/14 - President Obama is embracing Republican criticism of his aggressive use of executive actions as he shifts his focus to the midterm elections. The president is openly daring the GOP to challenge him, hoping he can parlay their complaints into ammunition for congressional Democrats who argue Republicans should be blamed for Washington’s dysfunction. Democratic aides and strategists say the White House sees Speaker John Boehner’s promised lawsuit against his executive actions
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Blue Bag Media… GHS remodeling work on schedule for 2015
GREENVILLE – The last day of school didn’t lead to a quiet high school campus like it did on the other campuses in the Greenville City School District. Action started immediately after the last official session of the year, a required teacher work day. Workers began the remodeling of Greenville High School. The framework for the cafeteria shell is starting to take shape, asbestos removal operations are underway, work has begun on the new roof
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 05, 2014 - The separation of powers between Congress, the courts and the president is key to the Founding Fathers’ constitutional blueprint for America, but President Obama is chafing at the restraints this separation is putting on his agenda. Most voters continue to believe, as they have for years, that gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in this country.      But if Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sham Charity Ordered to Pay $320,000
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Franklin County judge has granted a default judgment against TEEN USA and Darien E. Smith of Cleveland for violating the terms of an agreement the organization made with the Attorney General’s Office in November 2013. Smith had agreed to dissolve TEEN USA, to not hold any position in or participate in soliciting donations for any charitable organization in Ohio, and
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Blue Bag Media… Judge Hein rules in favor of The Early Bird, again!
GREENVILLE – The Early Bird and Brothers Publishing Company, LLC has once again earned a victory in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas. For a third time, The Early Bird has been ruled a Newspaper of General Circulation. The ruling was necessary for the newspaper to continue to run and seek legal advertising. For each argument presented by Civitas Media, Judge Jonathan P. Hein, Darke County Court of Common
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Federal News Radio… GPO to offer buyouts in first quarter of FY 2015, By Michael O'Connell
Tuesday - 7/1/2014 - U.S. Government Printing Office employees will have the opportunity to request early outs or buyouts in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015, according to a GPO release. GPO told its employees Tuesday that it planned to request authority from Congress and the Office of Personnel Management to offer buyouts and early outs to 1,850 of its employees. The agency aims to reduce its workforce by 100 positions or 5 percent. Employees who wish to
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DeWine, Sheriffs’ Assn unveil Sex Offender reverse lookup feature
 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association today unveiled a new reverse lookup feature accessible through the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Database, which is maintained by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Starting today, the new feature allows anyone to input unfamiliar phone numbers
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MSN News… U.S. poll: more voters see Obama as worst president in modern times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two years into President Barack Obama's second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration's handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern U.S. president, a poll on Wednesday said. In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by
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Breitbart… Business Insider: Economy Needs Crony Capitalism, by Mike Flynn
29 Jun 2014 - Now that there are major warning signs that the dismal economic “recovery” under President Obama is faltering, Business Insider, which has seized on obscure data points to cheerlead for an economic “breakout,” appears to be looking for scapegoats. A new article from Joe Wiesenthal warns Congress could “screw up” the economy over the Export-Import Bank and over highway funding just as government spending is set to bottom out. The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), a product of
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The Daily Signal… On the Texas-Mexico Border: The View From The Front Line, Genevieve Wood
June 30, 2014 • Drug cartels are helping would-be immigrants cross the border.  • Border officials: 3 of 4 people crossing the border are from countries other than Mexico.  • State lawmaker: “Texas is not waiting for Washington to act.” Last weekend, I visited McAllen, Texas, a hotbed of activity in the recent immigration surge on the U.S. – Mexico border. I rode with U.S. Rep.  Louie Gohmert, R
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… New Funding for Chauncey Head Start
This week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center, headquartered in Chauncey. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “This is excellent news for Southeast Ohio families and their children,” Sen. Brown said. “Head Start ensures that children have the skills they need to succeed in elementary school and beyond.” Head Start is a federal program that provides
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FBI… French bank fined nearly $9 billion for violating U.S. sanctions in its financial transactions - WASHINGTON—According to court documents submitted today, BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP), a global financial institution headquartered in Paris, agreed to enter a guilty plea to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) by processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian, and Cuban... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - Americans continue to worry about the state of the nation’s schools and believe the federal government still doesn’t get it. Just 17% of voters believe U.S. public schools today provide a world-class education, down nine points from 2011 when President Obama first declared that as a necessary goal. But support for Common Core among Americans with school-age children has plummeted from 52% to 34%, as more now question whether the new national education standards will
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Operation Dry Water… Ohio Watercraft Officers Increase Patrols to Stop Boating Under the Influence
June 26, 2014 - COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI) of drugs or alcohol. “Consuming alcohol on a boat can have serious, and even deadly
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Drugs epidemic… Mercer drug bust results in arrest of six
Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced the indictment and Arrests of 5 persons.   All of the charges are a result of an investigation by the Grand Lake Task Force.   The Task Force is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize Counties.  The Celina Police Department assisted with these apprehensions. ARRESTED: Dennis W. Clutter, Age 54
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U.S. Congressman John Boehner… The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R – West Chester) joined leaders of the U.S. House and Senate today in a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, where a Congressional Gold Medal was presented in honor of the Reverend Doctor and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his remarks, Rep. Boehner paid tribute to one of the bill’s renowned fathers, Congressman William McCulloch, an Ohioan who
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State Rep. Adams… Capital Budget Bill Appropriations for local communities announced
COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced that funding for Capital Projects for House District 80 will be available starting July 1st . Ohio’s Capital Budget Bill, House Bill 497, was signed into law by Governor Kasich on April 1st. House Bill 497 was the outcome of continuous collaboration between the House and Senate that passed with strong bipartisan support
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Dayton Business Journal… Miami County employers need to fill 200 jobs, by Olivia Barrow
Industry in Miami County is poised to take off, but a lack of skilled laborers is slowing down growth plans. Employers in the county have openings for more than 200 skilled labor positions, from process improvement engineers and CNC machinists to truck drivers, according to the June Ohio Means Jobs newsletter for Miami County. Many employers in Piqua are ready to expand their facilities and hire more employees in order to ramp up their production, but are having a hard time finding the labor, said Gary
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FBI… Operation Cross Country; Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
06/23/14 - In many ways, Nicole was a typical teenager. In high school she tried cigarettes and alcohol, but she says, “I was pretty much a good kid. I didn’t really stay out late, I always came home, I never stole anything. I did what a lot of teenagers do.” By age 17, however, things were deteriorating at home. Her parents were divorced, her father was absent, and she and her mother had an on-again, off-again relationship. That’s when
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Boehner Pays Tribute to Father of Civil Rights Act, Congressman William McCulloch
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R – West Chester) today released the following statement ahead of a ceremony to be held in the U.S. Capitol marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Boehner paid tribute to one of the bill’s renowned fathers, Congressman William McCulloch.  President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2, 1964, publicly recognized McCulloch for his
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FBI… Public Corruption Update
FBI Continues Efforts to Root Out Crooked Officials - 06/17/14 - The vast majority of public servants who work at the local, state, and federal levels of government are honest and dedicated folks who strive every day to do the right thing for their constituents, their communities, and their country. Unfortunately, there is a small subgroup of public servants who, whether elected, appointed, or contracted, are only concerned about a very specific constituency—themselve
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Sheriff enforces traffic laws in Castine construction zone
The Darke County Sheriff’s Office wishes to inform citizens that U.S. Route 127 in the Village of Castine is closed due to a construction project that is expected to take approximately 90 days.  Road Closed signs have been erected and are clearly established at the north and south Village limits.  U.S. Route 127 is considered closed in the Village of Castine.  The only vehicles permitted to
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FBI… A Byte Out of History; 50 Years Since Mississippi Burning
06/20/14 - Fifty years ago, our country was in the midst of a struggle to extend full rights and liberties to all of its citizens. On the national stage, the long legislative fight on the landmark Civil Rights Act was nearing a conclusion. Regionally, the push to roll back odious Jim Crow laws led to demonstrations between opponents of the legal discrimination and supporters of the status quo. In Mississippi, the center of the civil rights effort in
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in May 2014, down from 5.7 percent in April 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 2,900 over the month, from a revised 5,295,400 in April to 5,298,300 in May. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was 317,000, down 11,000 from 328,000 in April. The number of unemployed has decreased by 108,000 in the past 12 months from 425,000. The May
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Americans are more unhappy about the overall economy despite signs that the housing industry is recovering at last. Is government spending at least partially to blame? Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Likely Voters now believe that the U.S. economy is unfair to the middle class, and 61% say it’s unfair to all Americans. Both are at their highest levels in a year-and-a-half. This takes on added significance when you consider that
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Dayton Business Journal… Best high schools in the Dayton region for 2014, By Don Baker
Education is vital to the Dayton-region's economic recovery, as studies have proven that more people in a local population with college degrees leads to a more robust economy. To get to that point, though, the region must make sure it is able to churn out high school graduates who are ready to enter college with the skills and knowledge to help them be best positioned for success. There is an
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Special Election Advisory
Early voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday for August 5th Special Election. Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, June 21, 2014, for the 2014 August Special Election. Ohioans will decide the outcome of several local issues. Election Ballot Issues - In total, 14 counties have 16 issues on the ballot in the
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Breitbart… Iraq: US Embassy Preparing for the Worst, Beefs Up Security, Key Personnel Evacuated
by Jordan Schachtel, 16 Jun 2014 - On Sunday, The United States announced that some staff was being evacuated immediately, largely due to the impending threat of Al Qaeda splinter group ISIL's (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) assault on Baghdad. To further secure the diplomatic post, the United States sent an additional 150 additional Marines to the embassy. “A small number of DOD (Department of Defense) personnel are augmenting State Department security assets in Baghdad to
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Ohio to Return Accidental Tax Overpayments, Honor Greenville Youth
COLUMBUS–State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced that Governor John R. Kasich has signed Senate Bill 263, which will require the Ohio Department of Tax to notify Ohio businesses when they overpay their taxes and provide automatic refunds, and Senate Bill 300, naming September as “Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Month.” The need for Senate Bill 263 was uncovered after Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer issued an
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Husted Sets Uniform Hours for All Future Ohio Elections
In light of the recent federal court ruling in Obama for America v. Husted, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today set uniform hours for “all future elections” in Ohio. This includes all future Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays before Election Day, starting with the August 5th Special Election. Regarding today’s court-ordered directive (attached), all of the following may be attributed to Secretary
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The Hill… US special forces nab suspected Benghazi ringleader in secret raid, By Rebecca Shabad
06/17/14 - U.S. special forces have captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks in a secret raid Sunday in Libya. The capture marks the first time the U.S. has apprehended a suspect in the terror attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and would deliver a significant national security victory for the White House. Ahmed Abu Khattala was taken into custody by U.S. troops after a military operation near Benghazi, according to the
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Study Confirms Edison’s Positive Impact on Regional Economy
Edison Community College recently administered an economic impact study for its 2012-2013 fiscal year. During the study, regional economic impact analysis and investment analysis were completed. The results demonstrated that the College creates value in many ways that benefit Ohio’s society as a whole. The regional economic impact analysis examined the impact of Edison on the local business community through increased
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House & Senate Leaders to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will hold a ceremony later this month to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The leaders will also present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Reverend Doctor and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., who were
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Fortunately for us, the Founding Fathers weren’t worried about offending the British, and we still enjoy the resulting freedoms to this day. Or do we? A surprising number of Americans aren’t so sure. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's recent forced resignation over a political contribution he made three years ago in support of traditional marriage prompted even leading gay columnist Andrew Sullivan to say political correctness has gone too far. Only 22% of Americans think we have true freedom of speech today
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Attorney General DeWine… New Sunshine Law informational video available
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) today announced the release of eight videos aimed at helping elected officials, public employees, media representatives, and interested citizens better understand Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, which are Ohio’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws.  The Public Records Unit within
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ODOT, Ohio Turnpike Call for Work Zone Safety
“In Ohio there were 4,373 crashes in work zones last year, including 1,118 injury crashes and 19 fatalities...” This summer, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) will operate more than 2,000 work zones on roadways around the state. Meanwhile, thousands of law enforcement officers, emergency personnel, towing crews and utility workers will be working all across the state
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U.S. Representative John Boehner… Bipartisan, House-Passed Emergency Veterans Bill Requires Immediate Senate Action - WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement calling on Senate Democrats to immediately take up and pass the Veterans Access to Care Act (H.R. 4810), which was approved by a 421-0 vote in the House today: “With more than 57,000 veterans waiting for care, the VA crisis is nothing short of a national emergency... read more.
Kasich signs order authorizing pharmacists to administer vaccine
Pharmacists may give measles, mumps & rubella vaccine to those over 18 - COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed executive order 2014-04K authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older, in order to provide those adults who have not yet received this vaccination with additional opportunities to obtain the MMR vaccine. Executive Order 2014-04K is in response to recent outbreaks of
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Operation Bodyguard… FBI Recognizes WWII Counterintelligence Landmark in New York
06/09/14 - In honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the FBI last weekend celebrated a landmark that was home to one of the Bureau’s intelligence successes during World War II. At a ceremony in recognition of the effort of FBI employees during World War II, the Society of Former Special Agents, the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Suffolk County Historical Society, and the FBI’s New York Division placed a plaque at a
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Case International tractor involved in slow-speed pursuit
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports his Office assisted in a slow speed pursuit that began in Decatur, Indiana and involved a man who was operating a Case International 5130 Farm Tractor (Unknown year).  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call from Adams County Indiana at 8:34 PM Monday evening requesting assistance with trying to stop the tractor.  Adams County also reported the tractor had struck several vehicles and did property damage while in
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness Report Released - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the first annual report for the Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness. The Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness was established in 2011 to address the significant number of individuals with mental illnesses who are involved in the adult and juvenile criminal justice system.  The task force, which is co-chaired by... read more.
New Rules Help Unemployment Claimants Find Work
COLUMBUS, OHIO – To better assist Ohioans who are unemployed, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) now automatically registers unemployment compensation claimants for a free account with OhioMeansJobs.com and posts a basic resume on the website. In addition, claimants now are required to complete several job-search tasks online or in person at their county OhioMeansJobs Center. Better connecting out-of-work Ohioans with OhioMeans
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Injury Accident
On June 08, 2014 at approximately 12:56 pm Darke County Deputies, Greenville Township Fire, Greenville City Fire, Greenville Rescue, Gettysburg Rescue, Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of Kruckeberg Rd. and US 127 on a 2 vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation Revealed a 2007 Ford Focus, driven by a (15) year old female of Greenville, was traveling East on Kruckeberg Rd. approaching US 127. The driver failed to yield at the posted stop sign entering into the
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Beagle Initiative Would Protect Children, Pedestrians in School Zones
COLUMBUS–Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced he has introduced Senate Bill 346, which will establish a penalty for failing to yield to pedestrians in school zone crosswalks. “I learned from our local prosecutors that Ohio doesn’t currently have laws to specifically address pedestrians, including school children, who are hit by cars in school zones,” said Beagle. “This leaves prosecutors with few options in these cases and often the available
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Mercer County… Drug bust results in arrest of two
Celina, OH -  Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey and Celina Police Chief Tom Wale released details today of a joint investigation involving the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the Celina Police Department and the Grand Lake Drug Task Force. On Wednesday at approximately 3:15 PM an Ohio Adult Parole Officer requested
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Greenville Trio Arrested During Drug Raid
On June 6, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Darke County Deputies, with the assistance of officers from the Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant at 429 Martin Street inGreenville, Ohio with regard to Trafficking in Heroin.  Stephanie Boyd (45), Debra Houdeshell (28) and Joseph T. Smith (33), all of Greenville, were taken into custody without incident and are currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where they await formal charges
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Secretary Jon Husted… What Voters Need to Know about New Election Law Changes
Secretary Husted: “Ohio is one of the easiest places to vote in the nation.” COLUMBUS – With three new election bills taking effect, Secretary of State Jon Husted is focused on ensuring Ohio voters understand how the changes impact them when they go to the polls in all future elections. “Ohio is one of the easiest states to vote in the nation, with the safeguards in place to also ensure the integrity of our elections. As we implement the new laws passed
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Blue Bag Media… State drops weapons charge in return for plea
GREENVILLE – Jason L. Hunt pleaded guilty to Aggravated Burglary, a Felony 1 charge, in Darke County Common Pleas Court May 28. In return for the plea Darke County Prosecutor Kelly R. Ormsby said the state is dropping the firearms specification. Common Pleas Judge Jonathan Hein accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Ormsby recommended a prison term
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FBI… Protecting Aircraft from Lasers
Trial Program Being Expanded Nationwide - After a successful trial program aimed at deterring people from pointing lasers at aircraft—by rewarding those who provide information about individuals who engage in this dangerous crime and aggressively prosecuting the perpetrators—the FBI is expanding the campaign nationwide. “Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is a serious matter and a violation of federal law, said Joe Campbell, assistant director
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Breitbart… Exclusive: Bowe Bergdahl 'Should Be Charged Without Question' by Jordan Schachtel
2 Jun 2014 - Breitbart News had the opportunity to speak with Bill Roggio, managing editor of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' The Long War Journal, about the ongoing debacle over the exchange of five senior Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Roggio has been praised for being “the best-in-class on situation awareness, especially of the Af-Pak theater.” He was embedded within the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army as a reporter in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and he also
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Greenville fires considered to be arson
The City of Greenville Fire Department responded to a series of fires in and around detached garages in the early morning hours of June 3, 2014. 0144 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 311 E. 4th St.  One building destroyed and one damaged. 0333 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 315 N. Main St.  Materials adjacent to a detached garage burning. 0358 hours – Dispatched to a fire behind 108 Sweitzer St.  One building destroyed and two
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Boehner Statement on the President’s New National Energy Tax
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement in response to new EPA rules that will keep the president’s promise that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket”: “The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it.  Americans are still asking ‘where are the jobs?’ and here he is proposing rules to ship jobs overseas for years to come.  I’ve heard countless stories from families and businesses
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - President Obama this week spoke of the diminished role of the military in his foreign policy and at week’s end dumped the former general in charge of veterans’ retirement benefits. The president in a graduation speech Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point outlined his belief in a foreign policy that relies more on diplomacy and less on military force. Given voter unhappiness with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s no surprise that
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FBI… Bureau Initiative Focuses on Child Sex Tourism
Help the Victims, Apprehend the Abusers - 05/30/14 - Last month, the FBI asked for the public’s help in a case involving a suspected serial child predator who for years taught in private international schools overseas. The suspect committed suicide after his employer saw pornographic images on his thumb drive, but as part of our subsequent investigation—when we began the process of identifying and notifying the victims shown in these images—we also asked that possible victims
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Boehner on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s Resignation
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) today delivered the following statement outside his office at the United States Capitol regarding General Eric Shinseki’s resignation as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: “General Shinseki has dedicated his life to our country and we thank him for his service.  His resignation, though, does not absolve the president of his responsibility to step
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CareFlight called on ATV accident
On May 30, 2014 at approximately 7:24 pm Darke County deputies, along with Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue and CareFlight were dispatched to1872 Arcanum-Ithaca Road in reference to an ATV injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 400 Arctic Cat 4-wheeler driven by Travis C. Behnken, 35, Arcanum, Ohio stopped the ATV on the roadway before accelerating to do a wheelie. Behnkens 12
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Driver airlifted from scene of single vehicle accident
On May 30, 2014 at approximately 9:29 am Darke County Deputies, Versailles Fire, Ansonia Rescue and Miami Valley CareFlight were dispatched to the intersection of Shaffer Rd and Wolf Rd on a single vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Hyundai, driven by Janie Kress (40) of Versailles, was traveling south on Shaffer Rd approaching Wolf Rd. The vehicle traveled through the intersection striking a utility pole. The driver was transported from the scene to Miami Valley
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Dayton Business Journal… Three Ohio zoos among 10 best in U.S., Courtesy Cincinnati Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo was ranked among the top 10 zoos in America. Ohio has plenty of great attractions, but its zoos have plenty of fans. Three Ohio zoos rank in the top 10 nationally, according to USA Today. The media outlet held a four-week-long readers’ choice award to determine Best U.S. Zoo. The No. 1 spot on the list went to the Toledo Zoo. Other Ohio zoos making the cut were the Cincinnati Zoo (No. 3) and the Columbus Zoo (No. 5)
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Accident victim succumbs to injuries... Update: Third fatal crash in 2014
On May 27, 2014 Darke County Deputies along with the Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Gettysburg Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Twp. Rescue, and Miami Valley Hospital’s Careflight responded to the intersection of St. Rt. 571 and Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. on an injury accident. Preliminary information reveals that a vehicle driven by Michael Custer, 67 years old of Arcanum, was traveling northbound on Arcanum
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Upstart Business Journal… The Bukowski adherent: 'Find the thing that you are intensely passionate about' - It’s graduation season, and as those with an entrepreneurial bent pick up diplomas, they might be asking “what now?” To help with their inspiration, our partners at the Young Entrepreneur Council share these stories from some recent graduates (and a few who skipped college altogether to focus on business). Danny Boice, 34, is the co-founder and president of Speek, a conference call startup based in Dulles, Va. that lets users do group calls with a simple link (speek.com/Your... read more.
Greenville Police Department hires emergency communications operator
The Greenville Police Department would like to congratulate Ms. Tawni Cress for being chosen as  the  newest  Emergency  Communications  Operator.    After an intense hiring process,  Ms. Cress was chosen to join the excellent team of dispatchers  employed  by the Greenville  Police Department. Ms. Cress will go through several weeks of training during which time she will learn the in-depth requirements of being an Emergency Communications Operator. In addition to enjoying her children's
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Dayton Business Journal… How to land one of 800 jobs at new P&G center in Dayton
By Tristan Navera - The new Procter & Gamble distribution center in Union will need hundreds of workers. The $89 million, 1.8 million square foot distribution center being developed by Prologis will begin operations in 2015, and hiring will pick up in coming months, officials say. The center, near the Dayton International Airport, will ship a number of P&G brands to Midwestern cities along the I-70 and I-75 corridors. P&G itself will only employ a few people at the center, with the majority coming from two third-party
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Blue Bag Media… Citizens question pool fees for swim team
GREENVILLE – “How is it going to look when the Greenville Swim Team has to go to (the) Arcanum (swimming pool) for financial reasons?” Greenville resident Scott Miller told the Greenville City Council at its regular meeting May 20 he was frustrated “to even have to come here” about the issue. The Greenville Parks Board wants $5,000 to use the city pool. The Arcanum pool is available for $1,500. “This is unacceptable,” he said. Miller
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Traffic accident at Arcanum Bears Mill Road and S.R. 571
On May 27, 2014 Darke County Deputies along with the Darke County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team, Gettysburg Fire, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Twp. Rescue, and Miami Valley Hospital’s Careflight responded to the intersection of St. Rt. 571 and Arcanum Bears Mill Rd. on an injury accident. Preliminary information reveals that a vehicle driven by Michael Custer, 67 years old of Arcanum, was traveling northbound on Arcanum
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office seeking hit-skip driver
On May 28, 2014 at approximately 11:17 AM Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue responded to 8600 block of Grubbs Rex Road on a report of an injury pedestrian hit-skip crash. Preliminary investigation revealed James Robinson (84) Arcanum, was walking westbound along the south side of the roadway with his walker, and was struck in the shoulder area by an eastbound larger Grey full size pick up truck, unknown make and model.  This
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Five Chinese Military Hackers Charged with Cyber Espionage Against U.S.
In a case out of the Western District of Pennsylvania, five Chinese military hackers were indicted on charges of computer hacking, economic espionage, and other offenses directed at six American victims in the U.S. nuclear power, metals, and solar products industries. This marks the first time criminal charges have been filed against known state actors for hacking. From 2006-2014, defendants Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang
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The Hill… VA scandal dominates Sunday talk shows, By Keith Laing
05/25/14 - The scandal involving a potential cover up of medical mistreatment of military veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated discussion on the Sunday morning political talk shows. Lawmakers from both parties appeared on every channel to discuss the still-emerging VA scandal, calling for responses ranging from a Department of Justice investigation to the firing of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Even Democrats said the scandal was unlikely to go away anytime
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Injury Accident on Crumrine Road
On May 26, 2014 at approximately 2:26 AM Darke County Deputies, along with Liberty Township Fire Department, Tri Village Rescue, and Careflight, were dispatched to the 4300 block of Crumrine Road in reference to a one vehicle, injury accident.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a white, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by 16 year old, Taylor N. Barnes, of Lynn, Indiana, was northbound on Crumrine Road, north of Byrket Road, when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the right
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Family of Fallen Waynesfield Soldier Receives Ohio Military Medal of Distinction
COLUMBUS– Members of the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives yesterday held a special joint legislative session to honor Ohioans who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Two fallen soldiers were presented with the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction during the ceremony which was presided over by Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) in the House chamber. One of the fallen soldiers recognized was Staff Sergeant Sonny
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - American voters have more information than ever, it seems, but the real question is, do they know it? Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely U.S. Voters complain that they don’t have enough say when it comes to choosing their leaders. But in the same survey, while 90% say voters in countries with democratically elected governments have a responsibility to be informed about major policy issues, just nine percent (9%) feel most of their fellow countrymen are
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Mercer County… Mother arrested for drugs following child complaint
In two separate investigations, 11 more arrested for drugs - Mercer County Sheriff, Jeff Grey reports On May 22nd, 2014 at 7:55 pm the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a citizen of unsafe living conditions for two children residing at 5359 Karafit Road Celina, Ohio.  Deputies responded to the location, along with Mercer County Job and Family Services to check on the status of the
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… DeWine Rejects Petition for “The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative” Amendment - (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected a petition seeking to amend the Ohio Constitution by adding “The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative” because the petitioners did not submit the minimum valid signatures required. Ohio Revised Code 3519.01(A) states that a proposed initiated constitutional amendment must contain at least 1,000 signatures of qualified voters. The submission, received on May 9, 2014, contained... read more.
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GPD makes two drug arrests, Winchester K-9 team aids in one
On May 20, 2014, the Greenville Police Department and the Winchester, IN Police K-9 Team conducted a drug operation in the 200 block of Martin St.  The Greenville Police Narcotics Investigators had conducted  several covert drug operations  against William  V. Javier II,  27, of Troy, OH.  Javier was arrested for Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession after he offered to sell a pound  of marijuana
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… New Distribution Jobs in Union, Ohio
This week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) praised an announcement by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (P&G) to locate its Midwest distribution center in the City of Union. The investment is estimated to create 800 new jobs in the supply-chain and logistics industry. “Procter & Gamble’s investment in Ohio is a testament to the strength of Ohio’s workforce and our excellence in the logistics and supply
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FBI… Confronting Corporate Crime, James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 19, 2014 - Remarks prepared for delivery to the New York City Bar 3rd Annual White Collar Crime Institute. Good afternoon. It’s great to be here with so many old friends and colleagues. New York, of course, was my home for many years, and I miss it. The bagels, mostly. Can’t get a good bagel in D.C. The Times held a poetry contest a few weeks back and asked folks to submit haikus about the city. Each haiku had to touch on a trait familiar to the
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WHIO.com… Coroner responds to industrial accident in Versailles
By Breaking News Staff - VERSAILLES, Darke County — A worker died after an industrial accident in Versailles on Tuesday. Crews responded to Codino's Limited Inc after the call for service was received at 1:38 p.m., according to the Darke County Sheriff's Office. Codino's is a food processing plant. Details about what happened have not been released. In a released statement, the company said they are not releasing the name of the victim at this time
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FBI Releases 2013 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 27 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2013, a decrease of more than 44 percent when compared to the 49 officers killed in 2012. By region, 15 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, six officers in the West, four officers in the Midwest, and two in the Northeast. An additional 49 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty in 2013. This total represents one officer more than the 48
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Darke County Sheriffs Office… OffenderWatch® sex offender mapping and alerting service aids citizens in avoiding dangerous homes - In Darke County, there are approximately 96 registered sex offenders.  With summer around the corner we encourage citizens to review our website to see which of these offenders live around them. The mapping and address feature found on the website pinpoints exactly where an offender lives and citizens can even sign up for automatic email alerts should an offender move close within any address... read more.
Vehicle, lawn mower accident
At 4:03 p.m., 9-1-1 operators at the Darke County Sheriffs Office received a report of a car versus lawn mower accident in the 4700 block of Children's-Home Bradford Road, just north of Greenville. After receiving the report, dispatchers soon learned the lawn mower the man had been riding had caught fire. Bystanders at the scene extinguished the fire using hand held fire extinguishers until Greenville Township Fire Department officials arrived at the scene. According to Deputy Eric Hanes of the Darke
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Roll-over accident claims life of passenger, driver airlifted
Castine - On May 19th, 2014 at approximately 1:05 p.m. Darke County 911 received a call in reference to an injury accident in the 600 block of US RT 127, which involved one vehicle. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire, Tri-Village Rescue, and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Buick Park Avenue operated by Everett S. Henn (84) of West Manchester was southbound on
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State Senator Bill Beagle… New Jobs Coming to the Miami Valley
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) is pleased to announce the creation of over 800 new jobs in the Miami Valley. Procter and Gamble (P&G) will be opening a distribution center that will serve current Midwest customers. “Once again, our work to make our region an ideal location to create jobs is paying off,” said Beagle. “Creating job-friendly policies has been my number one focus at the
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in April 2014, down from 6.1 percent in March. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 12,600 over the month, from a revised 5,285,000 in March to 5,297,600 in April. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 328,000, down 26,000 from 354,000 in March. The number of unemployed has decreased by 94,000
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Valdez Accepts Position in Wyoming
Edison Community College President Dr. Cris Valdez announced to the campus on April 30, 2014, that he will be leaving Edison this summer to become the new president of Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming. Valdez has been Edison’s president since 2011. When reached for comment, Valdez communicated confidence in the direction of the College and its employees. “It would take an exceptional and unique opportunity to pull me from this great institution and Central Wyoming College presents that
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Edison names Dr. Karen Rafinski as Interim President
Karen Rafinski, Ph. D., has been appointed Interim President of Edison Community College. Edison’s Board of Trustees made the announcement after a special meeting on Wednesday night. Rafinski will be interim president while the Board works to hire a replacement for outgoing President Dr. Cristobal Valdez, who is leaving to assume the presidency at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming. “The college is fortunate to have been
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Dayton Business Journal… Why a Corvette ride at Wright-Patt will go down in history
by Joe Cogliano - On a breezy spring day at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Sam Schmidt drove a new Corvette C7 ‘Stingray’ down a 1.5-mile stretch of runway. Under normal circumstances, that jaunt wouldn’t grab anyone’s attention with the exception of base security. However, this was no joy ride. Schmidt — an injured former Indy Racing League driver with no mobility from the neck down — reached speeds of around 80 miles
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FBI… Remembering Our Fallen Agents; Training Accident at Sea Occurred One Year Ago
05/12/14 - This month marks the one-year anniversary of the deaths of Chris Lorek and Stephen Shaw, special agents and members of our Hostage Rescue Team who were killed during a training accident off the coast of Virginia. The two will be honored this week—during National Police Week—and their names will be installed in the FBI’s Hall of Honor, a tribute to fallen agents killed in the line of duty throughout the Bureau’s history. As boys, both Chris
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The Hill… Cantor fears Obama's ‘pivot’ to Asia sends the wrong signal, By Ian Swanson
05/11/14 - The Obama administration’s pivot to Asia is sending the wrong signal to U.S. allies in other parts of the world, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Cantor, fresh from his first trip to the region, argues there’s nothing wrong with having a focus on China and Asia, since development there will be critical to future U.S. prosperity. But he argues the White House’s talk of a pivot or rebalance to Asia suggests other regions are less important. He said the policy
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Traffic stop possibly opiate related
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his office stopped a male subject for OVI on May 13th, 2014.   As part of a concentrated effort to battle the heroin problem in Mercer County, Sheriff Grey assigned extra patrols in an effort to combat the problem.  This is the first arrest that the “Heroin Unit” has made. Arrested was 22 year old Derek C Sutter of Celina, Ohio.  Sutter was stopped at 6:10
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Representative Boehner… Charter Schools Bill: A Moral Obligation & An Economic Imperative
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) today issued the following statement after the House passed – on an overwhelming bipartisan basis – the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10), legislation to strengthen and expand access to the successful Charter School Program: “Providing all students, regardless of where they come from, access to a quality
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WTOP… Congressman demands explanation of 'racist' Redskins name
By Megan Cloherty and Dave McConnell - Saturday - 5/10/2014, 2:27am  ET - WASHINGTON - After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for racist comments made in private, California Congressman Henry Waxman says he wonders how the team's owner and the NFL can justify the Redskins' name. “Here in Washington we have a football team and the offensiveness of the name of that team, the Redskins, is public not private, and it's being
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Darke County deputies interrupt a breaking and entering; Greenville man arrested 
On May 13, 2014 at approximately 11:02 P.M. a Darke County deputy discovered an open door at Grace Brethren Church located on SR49 south of Greenville, OH after having previously responded to several reports of suspicious persons in the same general area.  During the open door check it was discovered that 3 TV’s, 2 guitars and tool kit had been removed from their original location in the church and piled up near one of the exit doors.  Other
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DeWine Urges Consumers to Research Home Improvement Contractors
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers about spring home improvement scams, while stressing the importance of researching contractors to help ensure their reliability. "Warmer weather brings more door-to-door home improvement sales, and consumers should remain cautious,” Attorney General DeWine said. "Don’t be pressured into a decision on the spot. It’s best for you to research both the reputation of the
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - “Put your money where your mouth is,” as the old saying goes. But Americans seem reluctant to open their wallets to fund some of the big projects they profess to believe in. Voters tend to agree with President Obama, for example, that global warming is causing extreme weather problems in the United States, and by a 49% to 40% margin they say it needs to be dealt with right away. But more voters than ever (50%) are not willing to pay one cent more in taxes and higher utility costs to generate clean energy and fight global warming. Another 22% are only willing to spend $100 more a year
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Boehner Visits Fairfield’s Machintek, Inc.
Talks Job-Training Reform and Local Economy with Constituents and Company Leadership - Fairfield, OH – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today visited Fairfield-based Machintek, Inc., a local contract manufacturer of machined, fabricated, and welded components, where he discussed House Republicans’ focus on solutions that will help grow the economy and allow companies like Machintek
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The Hill… One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner, By Bernie Becker
A year after it began, the IRS targeting controversy has been overtaken by the Benghazi attacks on the oversight agenda of House Republicans. While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. On the IRS, House Republicans have instead pushed the Justice Department to more aggressively pursue its investigation, and this week pushed Attorney
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Blue Bag Media… Support for Vanata saves prison sentence, By Clinton Randall
GREENVILLE – Even with a criminal past, Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein decided to give Christopher Vanata another chance and not send him to prison Friday. Vanata arrived to his sentencing hearing with a support system the judge stated the court rarely comes across. Four young men and members from Vanata’s church were there to support the 27-year-old Greenville graduate
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Dayton Business Journal… Manufacturer closing Indiana plant, moving 30 jobs to Piqua
by Joe Cogliano - Hartzell Air Movement will shutter its Portland, Indiana plant and move 30 jobs to Piqua. The industrial fan manufacturer, a division of Piqua-based Hartzell Industries Inc., announced the consolidation plan late Monday. It will begin this month and be complete in August. Company officials say the move will cut lead times and increase efficiency. “By consolidating our resources to Piqua, Ohio headquarters, it allows us to build
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Politico… Man arrested in John Boehner threats, By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
5-9-14 - An Indiana man was arrested Thursday night at his home for allegedly threatening Speaker John Boehner because Congress has not extended unemployment insurance, according to the Justice Department. Brandon James Thompson was receiving unemployment checks for $341 each month, and they ended Jan. 11, according to an FBI affidavit. Thompson allegedly made a number of threats on Boehner’s website and to his wife’s cell phone. Thompson had a concealed
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Dayton Business Journal… Shooting reported at Dayton VA Medical Center (Updated), Tristan Navera - At least one person is in custody and one injured after a shooting at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The DBJ’s news partners at WDTN-TV 2 report the shooting happened shortly after noon. Several buildings were evacuated and others were locked down. Police are securing the VA campus buildings, according to a release from the city. One victim was shot with what the city calls a minor injury, and... read more.
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FBI… Investigating Child Abductions; FBI CARD Team Plays a Vital Role
05/09/14 - When a child goes missing, it impacts the whole community. And while local law enforcement and investigators from our regional FBI offices respond and begin looking into the disappearance, the Bureau has an additional investigative asset that can be called upon for these time-sensitive cases—our national Child Abduction Response Deployment (CARD) team, which works
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Federal News Radio… Hearing weighs causes of, solutions to low morale in federal workforce, By Michael O'Connell - Wednesday - 5/7/2014 - A lot of people on Capitol Hill talk about how they want an effective and efficient government. Yet, many of those same people fail to support the individuals who are in the best position to bring about that effectiveness and efficiency. "Instead of investing in new initiatives that allow agencies to better recruit, cultivate and retain a quality and experienced federal workforce, it seems that more and more politicians use these folks as a punching bag," said... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Elder Justice Initiative announced
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As part of Older Americans Month, Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a new Elder Justice Initiative within the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to increase the investigation and prosecution of elder abuse cases and improve victims’ access to services. The office’s Crime Victim Services Section will spearhead the initiative, which will also draw on the expertise and services of the
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Area Officers Complete 2014 Crisis Intervention Team Academy
Twenty three law enforcement officers from Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties completed the Crisis Intervention Team Academy April 28-May 1, presented by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is a nationally recognized program that teaches law enforcement safe and effective approaches to handling crisis incidents involving a
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U.S. Rep. John Boehner… Kerry called to Testify on Benghazi Emails Withheld from Subpoena Request
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Boehner (R- West Chester) released the following statement calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to testify before Congress after the White House refused to explain why documents related to the administration’s explanation of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi were not released in response to a congressional subpoena issued last year. “Someone needs to answer why this administration hid these documents – and tell the American people what else is
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FBI… Cyber-Related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, And Students
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions. The following are common scenarios: Spear phishing e-mails are being sent to university employees that appear to be from their employer. The e-mail contains a link and claims some type of issue has risen requiring them to enter their log-in credentials
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Dayton Business Journal… Suspect arrested in Dayton VA Medical Center shooting, Joe Cogliano
One person is in custody and one injured after a shooting at the Dayton VA Medical Center on Monday. The suspect, Neil Moore, 59, a former employee of the VA, opened fire with a revolver shortly after noon in a break room in the basement area of the VA’s main building, striking Paul Burnside, 61, who was shot once in the ankle. Reports indicate Burnside was struggling with Moore over the weapon when he was shot. Moore served for “many years” at the VA in the housekeeping
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GPD hires emergency communications operator
The Greenville Police Department  would  like  to  congratulate  Ms.  Heather  Jones  for  being chosen as the newest Emergency  Communications  Operator.   After an intense hiring process, Ms. Jones  was chosen  to join the excellent team of dispatchers  employed  by the Greenville Police Department. Ms. Jones will be in several weeks of training during which time she will learn the in depth requirements
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Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. “With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice.  Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and
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Tri-County Board Resolution Asserts Local Priorities and Planning
At its March 19, 2014, meeting, the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services passed a resolution to express "deep concern about the lack of consideration for local" assessment, planning, contracting, funding, monitoring and evaluating of mental health and addiction services in Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. The resolution is in response to proposed funding shifts by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services prompted by Governor John Kasich's Mid-Biennium Review
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Ohioans Dispose of More than 14 Tons of Unwanted Pills
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today thanked Ohio residents for properly disposing of 14.2 tons (28,466 pounds) of unwanted prescription medications during last Saturday's drug take-back day. The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of prescription drug disposal. "We are grateful to everyone who safely disposed
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… VA Launches Veterans Employment Center
Providing employment opportunities should always be a top federal priority. During this challenging economic climate, it is extremely important that our veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their spouses are provided with every opportunity to find jobs. But our veterans and the employers looking to hire them have lacked a single, authoritative source for connecting. To accomplish this, last week the Department of Veterans Affairs launched
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Greenville water meter replacement nearing completion
The City of Greenville Water Meter Replacement Project is nearing completion. The contractor responsible for meter installation, Vangaurd, is currently working in all sections of the City of Greenville. If you have not scheduled an appointment please do so IMMEDIATELY. Vanguard is making door to door install attempts. If you are available when Vanguard comes to your residence, please provide them access or arrange a time in the near future to install your meter.  After three
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Boehner to Establish Select Committee on Benghazi
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is announcing today that he intends for the House to vote to create a new select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. He released the following statement: “Americans learned this week that the Obama Administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even
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Fraud investigation
Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his office is presently investigating an Indiana business who may have defrauded Mercer County local businesses.  Numerous businesses in the Ft. Recovery area were contacted and sold portfolio advertising but never received the product.  The scheme appears to be to have occurred in other Ohio and Indiana counties. Any business that has recently purchased such advertising and not received it is asked to contact investigators at the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and speak
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown… New Head Start Funding for Miami Valley
Last week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced new federal funds to support Head Start programs run by Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc., an agency in southwest Ohio offering literacy and school readiness programs for young children. Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. has locations in Brookville, Centerville, Dayton, Englewood, Germantown, Huber Heights, Kettering, Medway, New Lebanon, Springfield, and Vandalia
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Greenville Police Department… Greenville PD joins Click It or Ticket, especially at night
Greenville, OH -The Greenville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 19-June 1. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts - both day and night. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's  National Highway Traffic
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FBI… A World without Hate, James B. Comey, Director
Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit, Washington, D.C. - April 28, 2014 - Good afternoon. It is an honor to be here. Two weeks ago, a madman with a warped view of what America should look like shot and killed three innocent people who were just doing what normal folks do on a Sunday afternoon. He targeted individuals who were strangers to him, for no other reason than that he believed they
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The Hill… Conservative lawmaker predicts Boehner won’t run for Speaker again, By Russell Berman
A House Republican who supported Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in 2013 is predicting Boehner won’t run for the job again and says he would be surprised if he could win reelection by the House. “I don’t think John Boehner will be Speaker this time next year,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in an interview. “But I think it’s because, in my judgment, he’s not going to run for reelection as Speaker, but if he does, I’ll be mildly surprised if he can get the 218 votes that the Constitution requires
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Boehner Visits Piqua’s Hartzell Propeller
PIQUA, OH - Congressman John Boehner (R – West Chester) on Wednesday visited Hartzell Propeller in Piqua, OH, where he toured the company’s headquarters and met with workers and company leadership to discuss the issues facing local job creators. “Everywhere I go, people have the same top priorities – jobs and the economy,” Boehner said.  “And I’m focused on helping local businesses, like Hartzell Propeller, gain the freedom to work
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Drug Takeback a success
Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that on April 26, 2014, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Drug Take Back Event.  The event was held in the Sheriff’s Office parking lot and lasted four hours.  During the course of the event, the Sheriff’s Office received 79 pounds of prescription pills and narcotic patches.  The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will pick up the pills collected from the event as well as pills
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The Hill… Boehner's immigration problem, By Alexander Bolton
04/26/14 - He wants to pass a bill, but can't get his House Republican Conference to get behind the effort. The Ohio Republican recently told a group of GOP donors that he his “hell-bent” on getting legislation passed this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. He went further this past week when he declared that he is ready to act and complained that many of his GOP colleagues don’t want to follow. “I think we should but the appetite, the appetite amongst my colleagues for doing
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Weekly Republican Address… Boehner Touts GOP Solutions that are Working in Ohio
PIQUA, OH - In the Weekly Republican Address, Congressman John Boehner (R - West Chester) speaks to the American people from the 8th District's Hartzell Propeller plant, located in Piqua, Ohio. Boehner highlights the Republican solutions that are being put in place in Ohio to make it easier to do business, create jobs, and raise a family - bills to improve job training programs, cut wasteful spending, and improve the tax
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The Hill… Will popular vote elect president in 2020? By Quin La Capra
The movement to change how presidents are elected is gaining steam and proponents of the long-stalled popular vote initiative are predicting victory by 2020. Eleven states/jurisdictions have enacted the National Popular Vote (NPV) bill, giving the proposal 165 electoral votes — 61 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to trigger the new voting system. Legislatures that passed the law include California, Illinois, New Jersey. Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Rhode
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Ohio Ag Connection… Unprecedented Investment in Ohio State Parks Announced
04/24/2014 - Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber Wednesday announced in western Ohio that the state will invest more than $88.5 million in capital improvements at Ohio State Parks over the next two years. "This unprecedented investment will allow our facilities to match the impressive natural beauty that defines Ohio State Parks," said Zehringer. "Governor Kasich and the Ohio
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Cleveland Plain Dealer… GOP team to be in Cleveland April 30 for next step in competition to host presidential convention, By Robert Higgs - April 15, 2014 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland will get the last word in the next round of evaluations for six cities vying to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. It will be the last to get a visit from GOP staff. The Republican National Committee on Tuesday announced its schedule for the next round of review -- “technical visits” to each of the six cities. The visits will allow small teams of party staff to study details such as the availability ... read more.
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Boehner Tours Neaton Auto Products, Discusses Economy and Jobs
EATON, OH - Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today visited Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing, Inc., in Eaton, OH, where he toured the company’s manufacturing plant and talked with constituents and business leaders about the local economy and job creation. “You know, here in Ohio we’re moving forward – businesses like Neaton Auto Products are proof of that,” Boehner said
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Injury accident on 127 at Sebring-Warner
On April 24, 2014 at approximately 9:38 PM Darke County Deputies along, with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, Arcanum Rescue, Greenville Fire, Greenville Police Department and two CareFlight helicopters were dispatched to the intersection of US Route 127 and Sebring-Warner Road in reference to a Semi Tractor/Trailer and motor vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2013 Freightliner semi tractor/trailer driven by... read more.
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Students suffer CO poisoning in school parking lot
On April 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 AM the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting two students in a vehicle unconscious and unresponsive at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot.  The Franklin Monroe School is located at 8639 Oakes Road near the Village of Pitsburg in southeast Darke County, Ohio. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Pitsburg Fire Department and Arcanum Rescue units responded to the scene.  Upon... read more.
Ballot Board Certifies Freedom to Marry Amendment as Single Issue
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today certified that a proposed Freedom to Marry constitutional amendment consists of one issue. Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also have collected signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Three Dayton-area colleges among top 10 ROI in Ohio
Miami University, University of Dayton and Wright State University all rank in the top 10 in Ohio for return on investment. Going to college these days is much about getting a good job that will provide a good living. But with higher education costs soaring, figuring out a return on investment is probably good to know. Three Dayton-area colleges look to be doing well when it comes to ROI, according to... read more.
Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in March 2014, down from 6.5 percent in February, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 353,000, down 24,000 from 377,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 68,000 in the past 12 months... read more.
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Fairboard has regained possession of fire area
The Directors for the Great Darke County Fair are pleased to announce that the fire investigation team and all outside, interested parties attended a joint evidence exam session on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00am regarding the December 27, 2013 fire loss. As a result of that session, the Fairboard has regained possession of the area, allowing the Fairboard and Insurance Company approved demolition contractor to begin the cleanup project on... read more.
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The Hill… High court to decide fate of renegade television service, By Julian Hattem
The Supreme Court is primed to make a decision on copyright law that could change the way people receive broadcast television. Broadcasters are fighting to stop the tech service Aereo, arguing it operates illegally and undermines their business. They say allowing the service to continue could spell the end of free, over-the-air broadcast television. For a monthly fee, the Barry Diller-backed company lets users watch broadcast channels such as... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Dayton TV station calls for auditions for local reality show, Olivia Barrow - Dayton’s CW is launching a reality show about local high school graduates preparing for the next step in their lives. WBDT-TV will begin airing the show, called The Valley, this fall after following five high school graduates throughout their summers. “We’re excited to bring a unique, locally produced reality show to the television viewers of the Dayton area,” said Joe Abouzeid, president and general manager... read more.
WND… Al Gore: Critics 'immoral, unethical and despicable', Bob Unruh
Climate crusader rants: 'The future of civilization is at stake' - Al Gore, known for wild rants about global warming, including one where his foul language earned him the description “mentally unstable,” is at it again. Only this time he’s complaining about those who put up “barriers” to his agenda that critics say includes cracking down on carbon emissions, buying and selling credits for that activity and putting the American coal industry out of business. “The ‘barriers’ to doing something about climate... read more.
Akron Beacon Journal… Drilling-rich watershed district looking to reduce assessment paid by 500,000 Ohio landowners, By Bob Downing - April 16, 2014 - Property owners from Akron to the Ohio River could see a reduction in the annual assessment paid to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District starting next year. The reason: The district is flush with cash from Utica Shale leases and royalties paid on natural gas and liquids produced from wells on district-owned land. Reducing the assessment — about $12 a year for most landowners — will be recommended Friday when the district’s five-member... read more.
Become informed then vote
With the May 6th Primary elections fast approaching, the League of Women Voters of Darke County urges residents to get out to vote for their favorite candidates. This spring, LWV will not hold its usual Candidates Night due to local offices being unopposed.  Each citizen should become informed about the candidates for local government and those running for state offices.  However, several ballot issues are up for voter consideration. In the village of Versailles, Issue # 8 proposes a... read more.
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Police make warrant arrests, cite for child endangering
4/11/2014 - On April 5 police stopped at Circle Mart and the officer noticed a male subject, Thomas Boner, at the counter. The suspect had a warrant through Darke County Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on a Probation Revocation Hearing; original charge DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Boner was arrested and transported to the Mercer County jail. On April 7 police were dispatched to 425 Martin... read more.
Vision for America… Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Their Combat Service - Posted on April 17, 2014 - Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service. The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to... read more.
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Pravda.nu… New Earth found
Its sun's name is Tau Ceti, visible to the naked eye and the planet is one of five in its orbit, thought to have the conditions to support life. Tau Ceti, identical to the Earth's Sun, is a mere 12 light years away, just 120 trillion kilometres. The breaking news is that one of these five planets is thought to contain water. And life. The news comes in the next edition of Astronomy and Astrophysics which provides further information on the... read more.
Rep. Adams to Host Event to Honor Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice
TROY, Ohio—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) will be hosting a dedication program to honor Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice, a soldier and native of Troy who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. A portion of State Route 55 in Miami County will be named the “Pfc. Jeffrey L. Rice Memorial Highway” in his honor. The program will be held on Monday, May 12th at 10 a.m. at the Troy Christian Church, located at 1440 E. State Route 55 in Troy. Members of the public and the media are invited to... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… Mother gets 90 days for death of daughter, By Clinton Randall
4/14/2014 - GREENVILLE - The mother of a deceased child will stay in jail until the middle of May after Judge Jonathan Hein ordered the recommended 90 day sentence. Lauren K. Jones, 28, of Greenville appeared in the Darke County Common Pleas Court with her attorney Jack Hemm of Miami County April 11 for sentencing. She and her husband, Scott A. Webber, 29, were charged after an... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… 3 ways to win the war against your inbox, By Heinan Landa
Apr 15, 2014 - You left the office at 7 p.m. last night — and emails were still coming in. After the kids were asleep, you responded to 20 or so. This morning, over coffee, you replied to about 10 more. Still, when you entered your office today, 60 new emails were waiting. Sound familiar? This is the world in which we live. The overuse of email is killing productivity, efficiency and (perhaps) even the message medium itself. I struggle with this problem constantly. How are you supposed to do your job when you... read more.
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Upstart Business Journals… The priceless marketing of a $100 grilled cheese, Teresa Novellino
The UpTake: Here's one Chicago restaurant's real recipe for a $100 grilled cheese: turn a commonplace lunch item into a luxury meal with premium ingredients, place a decadent price tag on it, cook up a press release and watch the incredulous headlines roll in. Are you crazy enough to pay $100 for a Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese, a limited-edition sandwich that a restaurant and bar at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, announced... read more.
The Hill… Is Obama enforcing the law? By Benjamin Goad
On issues ranging from marijuana legalization and criminal sentencing to healthcare and immigration, the president’s lieutenants have taken actions that critics say violate his constitutional duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” The administration has sought to deflect the criticism, claiming not only that the president has acted within his power, but that an obstructive Congress has left him no other choice. In testimony Wednesday before the House Judiciary... read more.
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Three Arrested for Meth Trafficking in Darke County
On April 14, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies and the Arcanum Police, conducted two separate meth buy/bust operations.   The first such operation occurred at 6825 State Route 722, where Patricia Mullins (41) of Lewisburg was taken into custody without incident.  A short time later at 2494 US Route 127, Ashley Bowling (28) of Dayton and Christopher... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… Judge to decide fate of father, By Clinton Randall
4/13/2014 - GREENVILLE - The bench trial of Scott A. Webber, a 29-year-old Greenville resident, concluded April 10 and is now in the hands of Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein. Webber and his wife Lauren K. Jones, 28, were charged after the death of their 16-month-old daughter. The couple was indicted on one count each of Endangering Children, a felony of the third degree; and Involuntary... read more.
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FBI… Advice for U.S. College Students Abroad
04/14/14 - Be Aware of Foreign Intelligence Threat - Three years ago, Glenn Duffie Shriver, a Michigan resident and former college student who had studied in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), was sentenced to federal prison in the U.S. for attempting to provide national defense information to PRC intelligence officers. (See sidebar for more on the case.) According to the Institute of... read more.
Injury accident McNutt Road east of US 127
Greenville - On April 13, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to McNutt Rd. just east of US127 reference to an injury accident involving a motorcycle. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Harley Davidson, driven by Ray Homsi (52) of Clayton, was heading southeast on McNutt Rd. when he tried to negotiate a curve and lost control of his motorcycle in some loose gravel.  Homsi went off the right side of the... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 30% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction - Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 40%, Republicans 39% - Investors Continue to Have More Confidence in Personal Finances Than Consumers. Just a week after the Obama administration declared its health insurance sign-up program a success, Kathleen Sebelius, the Cabinet secretary in charge of the new national health care law, announced her resignation. Mixed message or part of the plan... read more.
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The Hill… Members: Boehner will stay on, By Molly K. Hooper
04/08/14 - Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) will run for Speaker again if Republicans win control of the Senate this fall, according to a survey of GOP lawmakers conducted by The Hill. But if Democrats retain their Senate majority, all bets are off, the Republican lawmakers said. Boehner’s future is a hot topic in the nation’s capital. The 64-year-old Speaker and his staffers have repeatedly insisted he isn’t retiring any time soon. They also point out that Boehner... read more.
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The Business Journals… Why women didn't apply: A primer on how not to write a help-wanted ad, Gina Hall - Job descriptions have keywords that can either recruit or repel you. A buzzword that has always cautioned me away from a job is "thick-skinned." Less because I'm sensitive and more because those are code words for "crazy boss." As it turns out, there are plenty more keywords in want ads that are turn-offs for women, which may keep them from applying for leadership positions. According to a... read more.
Los Angeles Times… Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents, By Richard A. Serrano and Tracy Wilkinson - Two armed Mexican soldiers crossed into Arizona in January and faced off with the U.S. officers. April 1, 2014 - WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/Tribune Washington Bureau. U.S. officials said it was one of nearly two dozen border incursions... read more.
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Mandell… Financial Summit focuses on the economic and financial issues facing states
COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is proud to be hosting the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) financial summit in Columbus this week. State treasurers and chief financial officers from across the country are convening in Columbus to discuss important fiscal issues like public pension reform, municipal bankruptcy, and public finance. "I am proud to host State Treasurers from across the... read more.
CNS News… Americans on Medicaid Exceed Population of UK, By Terence P. Jeffrey
April 7, 2014 - (CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th most populous country on earth. "The estimated number of individuals ever covered by Medicaid remained steady at... read more.
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Daily Caller… Survey: US sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years
Sarah Hurtubise - Americans have recently been hit with some of the largest premium increases in years, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of insurance brokers. The investment bank’s April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, the average premium increase for customers renewing an insurance plan is 12 percent in the small group market and 11 percent in the individual market, according to Forbes’ Scott Gottlieb... read more.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sexual Assault Services Increase for More than 460,000 Ohioans Over Past Year - (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that more than 460,000 Ohioans now have increased access to sexual assault services following the first year of the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Services Expansion Program. Attorney General DeWine announced the formation of the program in March 2013 after a survey conducted by his office's Crime Victim Services Section found that only... read more.
CNS News… Boehner on IRS Scandal: 'I Want to Know Who Is Going to Jail' By Susan Jones
April 8, 2014 - (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner says the House Ways and Means Committee will go into executive session on Wednesday to outline the criminal case against former IRS official Lois Lerner for "misleading the Congress." "When someone asked me the question, well, who should be fired? I said I don't know -- I don't care who is going to be fired. I want to know who is going to jail," Boehner told Fox News's Megyn Kelly on Monday. "The fact is that the IRS... read more.
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Greenville City Schools Construction Projects Move Forward
Both of the upcoming construction projects continue to progress for Greenville Schools. A variety of district committees have worked hand in hand with Garmann Miller Architects and Engineers through the design process to develop plans for renovating at the high school facility and a new building for the K-8 students. The new and updated facilities will enhance the total educational... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… Greenville Police Beat… Police respond to domestic violence, harassment and more - On March 26 Christopher Schlamb was cited for Domestic Violence by Threat and arrested following threats made on the victim. Schlamb had been cited earlier for disorderly conduct within the vicinity of a school after being in an intoxicated state and shooting a nail through his fingers with a nail gun. He also reportedly made suicide threats. When he returned from Wayne Hospital he reportedly told... read more.
The Hill… Republican leaders tamp down rebellion against Ryan budget, By Erik Wasson
House Republican leaders appear to have warded off a conservative effort to protest their decision to hold a voice vote on Medicare legislation by opposing Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget. Key critics of the leadership maneuver on the “doc fix” vote said Friday they planned on supporting the GOP budget authored by Ryan (R-Wis.). Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) was one of the members most angry about a voice vote last week on legislation to prevent a cut in physician payments under Medicare. The... read more.
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Darke County Sheriff… Motorists warned to be alert to local volunteers on roadways April 12 & 13
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 in the upcoming weekend. On April 12th and April 13th Darke County Solid Waste Management District will be holding its 7th Annual Trash Bash.  Over 1100 volunteers and organizations will be cleaning up 635 miles of Darke County and Township roads... read more.
CNS News… 180,000 More Women Unemployed in March, By Ali Meyer
April 4, 2014 - (CNSNews.com) - The number of women who were unemployed in  the United States climbed 180,000 in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, there were 4,850,000 unemployed women, 180,000 more than the 4,670,000 American women were unemployed in February, according to BLS. At the same time, the unemployment rate for women rose from 6.4 percent in February to 6.6 percent in March. To be counted as unemployed, a person... read more.
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Drug Epidemic… Celina man found in vehicle in middle of road
Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of an individual for possession of drugs.  Mercer County Central Dispatch received a call on April 4, 2014 at 6:39 PM of a vehicle sitting in the middle of the roadway and the driver slumped over the wheel.  Deputies responded to Township Line near Oregon Road.  Deputies found a burgundy Plymouth sitting in the middle of the road.  Deputies made contact... read more.
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April Grand Jury activity
GREENVILLE – R. Kelly Ormsby, III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, released the following report on Grand Jury activity conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bruce D. Baldridge, Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Theft based on an investigation by the Greenville Police Department. James E. Smith, Jr., Greenville – Indicted on a charge of Passing Bad Checks based on an... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… Filling jobs involves multi-faceted approach, By Bob Robinson
GREENVILLE – There’s been a transition in the county. In 2009 Marc Saluk was hired as Darke County’s new Economic Development Director. “In the beginning,” he said, “ED (economic development) had to be developed… payoff seemed a little vague to employers and community leaders.” Today there is no need to sell the concept or a project, he continued. “It shows how the county and Partnering for... read more.
Rep. Adams Announces Passage of Bill Impacting Ohio Land Banks
COLUMBUS—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 172, which modifies laws regarding land reutilization programs and property tax foreclosures. Regarding its passage, Adams, released the following statement: “Senate Bill 172 modifies state law to increase the efficiency and decrease the cost of acquiring abandoned properties into a land bank through tax foreclosure, while also protecting the constitutional rights of... read more.
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Court Proceedings… Four convictions handed down
In the last couple of weeks the Darke County Common Pleas Court has handed down three prison sentences and one probation. In addition there was a guilty plea for later sentencing. All articles have links to complete stories on Blue Bag Media. They include: Sex offender gets 10 years for sexual battery, Bright faces up to 30 months in prison, Dean gets 15 months for Trafficking, Mother gets probation for not reporting infant abuse and Vanata pleads... read more.
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WTOP.com… Pillow fighters descend upon National Mall
Saturday - 4/5/2014 - Editor’s Note: This came from a reader who said “I think I’ve read everything now.” Ye olde editor is playing footsy and he 70 agrees. National Pillow Fight Day? - WASHINGTON -- Pillow fighters are encouraged to gather at the Washington Monument on Saturday for International Pillow Fight Day. The annual event will be held 2-4 p.m. The organizers of the pillow fight day say prospective pillow fighters should meet... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Ohio gets one step closer to recognizing same-sex marriages, by Olivia Barrow - A federal court judge in Ohio has announced he will strike down Ohio’s ban on recognizing legal same-sex marriages from other states. Judge Timothy Black, a U.S. District Judge for southern Ohio, said his ruling on April 14 on the case Henry v. Wymyslo will require Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. The ruling gets the state one step closer to legalizing gay marriage in Ohio, but there is... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, April 05, 2014 - 28% Say U.S. is Heading in Right Direction - Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 39%, Republicans 38% - 21% Of Consumers Rate Economy as Excellent/Good - March Madness is upon us. Much of the country is caught up in the NCAA basketball playoffs that come to a head this weekend, but 48% of Americans think most big-time college athletic programs play dirty when it comes to recruiting. No wonder then that only 24% believe the NCAA does a good or excellent... read more.
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Police Beat… Nail gun injury, traffic stops lead to OVI arrests
On March 26 police were dispatched to 412 Armstrong St. regarding Christopher Schlamb allegedly intoxicated and having taken Klonopin to kill himself. When officers arrived they spoke with Schlamb who said he was working on home repair and did not want to harm himself. He said he’d been drinking and did take Klonopin but only what was prescribed. On March 24 the Klonopin prescription bottle... read more.
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Blue Bag Media… Heavy rainfall causes county flooding, By Clinton Randall
DARKE COUNTY - Water levels rose throughout Darke County as heavy rain moved through the region. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch that will be in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. Forecasters are calling for rainfall to continue throughout the day Friday as well. Some rural roadways in Darke County are becoming almost too dangerous to pass as water covers both lanes of travel... read more.
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Dayton Business Journal… Drones swarm over downtown Dayton fire, Tristan Navera
It was sort of a shock for me to hear the now-familiar buzz of a quadcopter as I stepped out of my car last night. Like everyone else downtown, I was stunned at the enormous column of smoke rising from the factory district near downtown just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday evening, as the former Harris-Thomas Industries Inc. building on Harshman avenue burned. But as reporters arrived on the scene, so did a crowd... read more.
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State Senator Bill Beagle… Capital Budget Advances Local Projects, Invests in Job Creation
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) today announced the 2014 Ohio Capital Budget has cleared both chambers of the General Assembly and will now be delivered to Governor John Kasich for his signature. The bill funds needed improvements to public facilities across the state including schools, colleges and universities, and parks. The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years in order to fund pressing construction... read more.
The White House… America deserves a raise
Hey, all -- Last Friday, I spoke at a rally in Cleveland about raising the minimum wage. While I was there, I had the opportunity to talk with 11-year-old Jesseca Hudson, who came out to show her support. Before I'd even boarded my plane back to D.C., she had already emailed me, telling me how she wanted to help in the fight to give millions of workers the wages they deserve. Jesseca doesn't think that someone working full-time should struggle to make ends meet. But full-time workers earning... read more.
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted… Election Advisory for May 6
Nearly 24,000 voters requested ballots for May 6th Primary Election ahead of start of early voting today; deadline to register to vote is one week away. COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that county boards of elections have received nearly 24,000 requests for absentee ballots ahead of the 2014 May Primary. Secretary Husted is also reminding Ohioans that absentee voting beings today and there is... read more.
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FBI… Child Predator... Help Us Identify John Doe 28
04/02/14 - The FBI is seeking the public’s help to stop a child predator. The unidentified individual we are seeking is known only as John Doe 28. In November 2012, online video of the man engaging in sexually explicit activities with a young boy was reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), an organization that works closely with the Bureau to stop child predators. The video contains a brief image... read more.
Accident on U.S. 36 sends one to hospital
On April 2, 2014 at 2:14 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Gettysburg Fire and Rescue were dispatched to US36 at Greentree Dr. reference a two vehicle, semi vs. car, injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Chevy Camaro, driven by Linda L. Stacey (71) of Ft. Wayne, was eastbound on US36 and was stopped for a vehicle that was waiting to make a left turn on to Greentree Dr.  A 2005 International semi, driven by Gary G. Lockhart (49) of Thomasville, NC, was also eastbound on... read more.
Ohio Organized Crime Task Force Seizes Cocaine, Approximately $300,000
Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force Has Seized $7.6 Million in Drugs, $1.8 Million in Cash Since September - (DAYTON, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Acting Special Agent in Charge William Hayes announced today that an ongoing investigation has led to the seizure of more than a quarter of a million dollars and nearly 50 pounds of cocaine... read more.
The Hill… Poll: Dems missing mark with swing voters, By Alexander Bolton
03/30/14 - A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters. That might be why some centrist Democrats facing uphill campaign battles have kept their distance from the Democratic leadership’s agenda items. The group, Each American Dream, which has a starter budget of $1 million, has commissioned a poll showing that 67 percent of swing voters believe expanding... read more.
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Mercer County Drug Bust
Celina, Ohio – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his Office and the Grand Lake Task Force conducted an 8 hour drug interdiction operation on March 27, 2014.  Deputies were assisted with a K-9 from Celina Police Department. Deputies made 54 traffic stops during the operation.  They issued 8 traffic citations, 46  written warnings, and 8 verbal warnings.  Deputies searched 5 vehicles... read more.
The Hill… US at odds with Middle East friends, By Justin Sink
The United States is at odds with its three most important allies in the Middle East, raising fundamental questions about the White House’s ability to shape regional events as President Obama arrives in Riyadh on Friday. Under Obama, a chill has settled on the U.S. relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel, which both opposed U.S. efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran. And in Egypt, Obama has an uncertain partner, given the toppling of two governments since 2010... read more.
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