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Nearly 73,000 Deer Checked During Gun Hunting Season
Darke County checks 305; 259 the previous year - COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days (Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec... read more
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College Football's Avalanche of Lawsuits, By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
December 1, 2017 - Lawsuits could lead to changes in the NCAA's concussion rules and threaten some athletic conferences, while broader questions about college football's viability begin to emerge… Zack Langston, 26, shot himself in the chest so his brain could be studied. The former Pittsburg State University football star ended his life nearly four years ago... read more
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Ohio's Deer-Gun Season Opens with more than 22,000 Deer Harvested
90 harvested in Darke County, nearly double the previous year - COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 22,366 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 3. Two additional days of deer-gun... read more
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Eldora announces 2018 Event Calendar
65th Season Pushes Off with Sprint Cars; Concludes with New “Last Call For Them All” Celebration - ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 22, 2017) – Eldora Speedway today announced its confirmed race dates for the 2018 calendar year.  The high-banked clay oval will continue to offer a special event schedule hosting national racing series and the region’s... read more
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Van Wormer, Hoffman win Allstar Performance Fall Nationals
Feature Races Postponed To Sunday Produce A Memorable Matinee - ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 8, 2017) – It may have been 16 hours later than scheduled, but Jeep Van Wormer (Pinconning, Michigan) and Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, North Carolina) scored the $5,000 victories in the rain-delayed championship events in the Allstar Performance Fall Nationals... read more
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Sharon Rondeau… Grow Up and Act Like Men, by Anonymous
 (Sep. 26, 2017) — You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made... read more
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Don't disrespect my country, By George Starks
Yes I'm offended - I don't know how many of my readers feel and I really don't care. As many people in this country, I have not watched NFL games this year. Yes, I've boycotted a sport that I love because of a group of educated idiots that won't show the proper respect to my country. If you kneel during the playing of the National Anthem, you have done more damage... read more
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Nisonger wins Noble award, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- It was August of 2014 when the harness horse racing world lost Sam “Chip” Noble. Noble was one of the best in the field of the sport, losing his life at the age of 60. At the Great Darke County Fair, his memory lives on as the winningest driver for the week, is named the winner of the Chip Noble Award. Friday night, before the start of the eighth race... read more
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Darke County Fair a possible Blue Ribbon Fair, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- The Great Darke County fair has been named as a finalist in the country as a Blue Ribbon Fair. T. J. Burkett, Executive Editor of Hoof Beats magazine, the official publication of the U.S. Trotting Association, the official governing body of all county fairs all over the United States, was in attendance Friday to see firsthand what the... read more
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Fast paced action leads to big event at the fair, By George Starks
Nisonger sets the bar among local drivers - GREENVILLE-Eighteen races loaded the Thursday night card at the Darke County fair on what could be described as a very chilly night in August. The action was fast paced as several times were under two minutes for the mile. After recording six wins earlier in the week, Greenville driver Jeff Nisonger added... read more
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Mann pulls with a heavy heart, By George Starks
Grandmother is his inspiration - GREENVILLE- “Here we go.” Every time Trever Mann gets ready to pull, he says these words to his late grandmother, Linda Miller. A 2014 graduate of Greenville High School, Trever Mann started pulling almost a year ago. Recently, his grandmother passed away and she is always with him in his heart and in his mind when he... read more
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Delery comes home to help family serve, By George Starks
MV grad serves in a different capacity - GREENVILLE- A 1984 graduate of Mississinawa Valley, Colleen (Singer) Delery served just over 20 years in the United States Air Force in service to her country. Following in the footsteps of her dad (Marines) and her grandfather (Navy) Delery carried on the tradition of her family in the military. “Ironically, we all spent time... read more
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Fall Hunting Seasons Just Around the Corner  
Canada goose and teal seasons start Sept. 2 - COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio hunters are invited to enjoy early waterfowl seasons for Canada goose and teal that begin on Saturday, Sept. 2, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters should check regulations for changes to rules, season dates and bag limits as the 2017 fall seasons... read more
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Local drivers shine at county fair, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- Harness horse racing at the Great Darke County Fair kicked off Friday with 14 big races and was followed up on Saturday with 13 races early and 12 more Saturday evening. Greenvilles Jeff Nisonger set the bar with six big wins in the two days of competition while another Darke County driver, Chris Hope,  recorded his first three... read more
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Patriot Nation rules in annual cheer competition, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- The Great Darke County Fair got underway Friday with the annual cheer competition and a familiar name was seen at the top of many divisions. Tri-Village. Of the 10 categories being contested, including the spirit award and grand champion, the Patriots took top honors in six of the 10 with the first and biggest coming in the Pee Wee Cheer... read more
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Hartley-Weimer a good team, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- They’ve known each other for only two short years but horse owner Janie Hartley (Richmond) and longtime trainer, Steve Weimer of Arcanum, have already found some success together on the track. While Weimer once trained for the legendary Gene Riegle, starting over 20 years ago, Hartley has been a part of the racing scene for only nine... read more
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Friends of Harmon Field Ribbon Cutting
The Greenville City Schools jointly with the Friends of Harmon Field, would like to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated Harmon Field playing field.  The event will take place Friday, August 25th @ 6:30PM prior to the Greenville-Eaton Football Game.  All donors to the Friends of Harmon Field Project, businesses, individuals... read more
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Fair to host Riegle Memorial Open Pace and Arnie Almahurst Trot
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio on Friday night, August 18th at 6:30 PM for the Great Darke County Fair’s annual week long race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, August 19th at 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM, and onThursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th starting at 5:30PM. On opening weekend, Friday and Saturday nights will feature the Ohio... read more
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Angels of the Infield
Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital Emergency Staff Check the Pulse of Eldora Speedway - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2017) – Built in 2015, Eldora Speedway’s state-of-the-art infield care center has intervened in a variety injuries and ailments. Liz Denlinger, R.N., Emergency Department Nursing Director at Miami Valley Hospital, can relate. Prior to becoming... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Crowning moment for King Kinser
“The King” Steve Kinser Named As Royal Sovereign For 34th Annual Kings Royal - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 12, 2017) – The King. In only two simple words, the legend that is Steve Kinser can be fully defined. Having made seven appearances on the Eldora Speedway stage as the event champion, King Kinser will add another chapter to his career as he... read more
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The Washington Post… Women’s college athletes don’t need another coddling parent. They need a coach. By Sally Jenkins - This week marks a dual commemoration: the 45th anniversary of the signing of Title IX coincides with the first anniversary of the passing of Pat Summitt, who turned that law into such an equal rights spear for women. So it seems right to dwell for a moment on the collective state of young women athletes on campuses today... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Back in Black: Bloomquist wins 7th $100,00 Victory
Tumultuous Two Years Turns Into Tremendous Performance at Dirt Late Model Dream -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 10) – Veteran Scott Bloomquist powered around the outside of Georgia’s Brandon Overton on lap-55 and cruised the rest of the way to a dominating win for his seventh career victory in the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night... read more
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10th Annual Ohio State Benefit Pull at York Woods
Ansonia – On June 16th and 17th at 7:00 pm the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League is proud to sanction the 10th Annual Ohio State Benefit Pull presented by Beck’s Hybrids at York Woods, just north of Greenville off of US 127 (6129 Reed Rd. Ansonia, OH). The Barga Family has been involved in tractor pulling for 50 plus years and is very excited about... read more
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Eldora announces 2018 major event dates
Traditional Dates Released For Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100… ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 24, 2017) – While just a few races into the 2017 racing season, Eldora Speedway today confirmed its Major Event dates for 2018. The announcement coincided with the release of the calendar for each of the three... read more
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Tri-Village MVCTC FFA… Inaugural Clayton Murphy 5K Held, By Jonathon Crawford, Chapter Reporter - New Madison, Ohio -- On April 8th, 2017, the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter hosted the Inaugural Clayton Murphy 5k, which was held at the Clayton Murphy Track and Field, located at Tri-Village Local Schools. It was hosted in honor of former chapter member and Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy. Clayton is a former Tri-Village FFA member... read more
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Canton Repository… Child’s play: Early sports experience can give kids a leg up, or a push back, By Joe Mitchin – MASSILLON -- From first tooth to first haircut or first sleep-over and first date, parents see their kids through many important milestones. Sometimes the decisions about age-appropriate firsts are easy. Other times, it’s not so clear. Choosing an age-appropriate physical activity helps ensure a child will enjoy it. Here are a few activities you can try with your child based... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Nick Hoffman Scores Main Event Late Model Victory
Jacob Hawkins Scores Modified Victory and Rob Trent Tops Wild Stock Feature - ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 15, 2017) – Nick Hoffman has been winning major modified races across the United States but Saturday night he etched his name into the Eldora Speedway record book by capturing his first Late Model checkered flag, winning the 25-lap Sunoco... read more
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Ohioans Invited to Enjoy a Weekend of Free Fishing  
May 6-7 is Ohio's free fishing weekend - COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, state residents are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public... read more
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OHSAA Announces Fall Sports Divisional Breakdowns
COLUMBUS, Ohio – New divisional breakdowns for the upcoming fall sports, which for the first time include Competitive Balance roster data in football, volleyball and soccer, were approved Thursday morning by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors during its April meeting. Division assignments are based on school enrollment... read more
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Edison’s Johnson earns OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, By Nicholas Huenefeld
Mar 30, 2017 - Springfield, Ohio---Trevor Hafner, Marcus Johnson, Serena Tucciarelli and McKailyn Woodward have earned player and pitcher of the week recognition in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) for games played March 21-26. OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Marcus Johnson, Edison C.C. Johnson, a freshman left-handed pitcher... read more
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Edison's Datil Earns OCCAC Pitcher of the Week Honors, By Nicholas Huenefeld, OCCAC Sports Information - Springfield, Ohio---Jorge Datil, Justine Barnes, Racquel Ward and Brandon Henson comprise the group of four student-athletes who earned player and pitcher of the week recognition in the OCCAC for baseball and softball the week of March 13-19. OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Jorge Datil, Edison C.C. Datil, a sophomore pitcher for Edison... read more
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Cincinnati Enquirer… Area schools offer perspective on OHSAA's plan for competitive balance this fall, Mike Dyer - CINCINNATI -- Like it or not, the process of leveling the playing field in Ohio high school sports has begun. Though the competitive balance measure passed in May 2014 for 821 Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools statewide, implementation is finally ready for the upcoming fall sports season. The reaction... read more
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Edison State’s Charger 300 Event to Support Student-Athletes
The Edison State Community College Athletics Department and the Edison Foundation are partnering to host the eighth annual Charger 300 event on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. Just as academic programs at Edison State are enhanced by internship and co-op experiences, intercollegiate athletics... read more
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