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July 23, 2016

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  • Minor injuries reported in 3-vehicle crash

    by - Jul 23, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – Minor injuries were reported following a three-vehicle crash on State Route 118 Saturday morning. According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 10:30 a.m. a 2016 Buick sedan failed to yield at...
  • Proclamation declaring Annie Oakley Festival signed

    by - Jul 23, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – July 29, 30 and 31 has officially been proclaimed as the 53rd  Annie Oakley Festival. County Commissioners Mike Stegall and Mike Rhoades signed the proclamation during their July 18 meeting.  Commissioner Diane Delaplane...
  • Greenville City Park plans island project

    by - Jul 23, 2016
    GREENVILLE – Be sure to visit the “Friends of the Park” booth at the Gathering and find out how you can get involved in the “Treasured Island” landscaping project.  Many people have fond memories of days...
  • Bemus leaving Greenville; K-8 building on schedule

    by - Jul 22, 2016
    GREENVILLE – Greenville Board of Education on Thursday accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent and curriculum director Laura Bemus. Bemus, who has been with Greenville City Schools for four years, will be taking a job as...
  • County receives grant for MARCS communication tower

    by - Jul 22, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – A $500,000 grant Darke County commissioners applied for earlier this year has been approved by the state’s Local Government Innovation Council. The safety capital improvement grant will be used to construct a communications...
  • CIC believes Bowers is who they need

    by - Jul 22, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The fervor the Darke County Economic Development office had the past few years may have been tempered with the loss of its former director earlier this year, but things may start heating up again...
  • Armed suspect robs Greenville Walgreens

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department is investigating a second armed robbery that occurred just over three hours after the first report. Just after 7 p.m. Thursday evening, officers responded to Walgreens, located on the corner of Wagner...
  • Martin Street Subway reports robbery

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department was called to the Subway restaurant on Martin Street in Greenville Thursday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a report of a robbery. According to officers, the male suspect reportedly brandished...
  • Bowers named Economic Development Director

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The Community Improvement Corporation of  Darke County has named Mike Bowers, mayor of Greenville, as the new Economic Development Director.   Bowers replaces Marc Saluk who left the position in February to take a similar job...
  • Residents unhappy with landscaping

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    GREENVILLE – With a bag full of weeds in-hand, Bob McKenzie addressed Greenville City Council on July 19 and stated his concern with the Brumbaugh Construction’s landscaping effort at East Main and Ohio Streets. McKenzie lives...
  • Light Foundation campers serve BRC residents

    by - Jul 21, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation, founded by GHS alum, three-time Super Bowl champion and former New England Patriot Matt Light took time Tuesday to visit the residents of the Brethren Retirement Community along with campers from...
  • Revival week comes to Darke County Aug. 7-13

    by - Jul 20, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – Time to Revive, a Texas-based ministry committed to pursuing revival in the U.S. and beyond, is making its way to Darke County from August 7-13 for reviveOHIO. In preparation for the week-long event, Darke...
  • Man seriously hurt in foggy morning crash near Ansonia

    by - Jul 19, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – A Mercer County man was seriously injured after hitting a tree Tuesday morning – just north of Ansonia. Preliminary investigation revealed a brown 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by Paul R. Evans, 62, of Fort...
  • 4-H members share knowledge and creativity at pre-fair judging

    by - Jul 18, 2016
    GREENVILLE – From cake decorating to laundry basics to woodworking, Darke County 4-Hers are learning skills that will last a lifetime. On Friday, July 15, approximately 300 youth ages 8-18 gathered at Lighthouse Christian Center in...
  • Commissioners hear concerns about proposed license tax

    by - Jul 18, 2016
    DARKE COUNTY – Darke County Commission held the first of two public hearings Monday for a proposed tax that would add a $10 fee onto license registrations for all motorized vehicles within the county. Monies collected...
  • Survivor shares ‘Why I Relay’ during county’s annual event

    by - Jul 18, 2016
    VERSAILLES – Breast cancer survivor Marilyn Dirksen of North Star shared “Why I Relay” during the Darke County Relay for Life opening ceremony Friday, July 15, at Heritage Park in Versailles. One reason, she said was...
  • Preble Co. crash claims two lives

    by - Jul 18, 2016
    WEST MANCHESTER – Troopers from the Dayton Post are investigating a double fatality crash that occurred on Wikel Road near Monroe-Central Road in Monroe Township, on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at approximately 5:37 P.M. Thomas Krug, age...
  • Blosser praises man who saved his life

    by - Jul 17, 2016
    GREENVILLE – The world seemed to disappear as Gaylen Blosser and Frank Davis sat down. Memories from over 45 years ago rushed into the room and swept over the two Army buddies like waves over sand....
  • Boli recalls days as a Miami cheerleader

    by - Jul 17, 2016
    GREENVILLE – A lot has changed during the past 72 years, since Lousie Boli cheered for Miami University in Oxford. Boli, who just celebrated her 92nd birthday, cheered for what was then the Miami Redskins from...
  • Downey retires after a 30-plus year career with city

    by - Jul 17, 2016
    GREENVILLE – Vaughn Downey’s last day with the Greenville Wastewater Treatment plant ended a more than 60-year family tradition working for the city. “It’s one proud thing,” Downey said this week – two weeks after his...

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Minor injuries reported in 3-vehicle crash
Greenville City Park plans island project
3rd annual Dylan Williams tournament underway
Coach Joseph leads Wave basketball camp
Armed suspect robs Greenville Walgreens
Greenville hires basketball coach
Light Foundation campers serve BRC residents
Union City hosts first youth boys basketball camp
Revival week comes to Darke County Aug. 7-13
Annie Oakley Baseball Tournament at its best