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Franchise celebrates more than 25 years in the community

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GREENVILLE - On Monday, North Town McDonald’s, part of the Scott Family McDonald’s franchise, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their rebuild in that location, stated Karen Kelly, director of marketing and community relations for Scott Family McDonald’s.


Ansonia seeks announcer for football games

ANSONIA — Ansonia needs a volunteer to announce high school football games on Friday nights for the Ansonia Tigers varsity football team.Anyone who is interested should contact Matt Macy at or at 937-337-5591 ext. 2122.Experience in announcing is great but not necessary.

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Unique race format continues for Eldora’s 31st Kings Royal

ROSSBURG — An unconventional race format that typically meets with cheers from the fans and often with jeers from the competitors has proven itself to be one of the contributing factors to the longevity and success of Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal. That format will carry over to this weekend’s 31st annual running.In an era where time trials play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of featured race line-ups and many times, the eventual outcome, the unique Kin...

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Piqua rallies late to defeat Greenville Legion

PIQUA – Piqua Legion Post 184 defeated Greenville Legion Post 140 6-5 in the visitor’s inaugural season.Greenville took a two-out 1-0 second inning lead and added two third-inning runs to take a 3-0 lead that would hold up until Piqua came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth.An inning-opening Greenville error led to five Piqua runs, giving the home team a 5-3 lead with six innings in the books.Greenville used back-to-back doubles and a single t...

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Eye to eye

An old segment on the Today Show: A mother had posted a picture on Facebook. A friend had seen the picture of the daughter noticing something out of the ordinary. She told the mother that her child should see a doctor as soon as possible. The thing that caught the eye of this friend was a white spot on the eye of the child. A doctor diagnosed that she had a cancer in her eye and would lose the eye. It could have taken her life. The quick observation of a friend saved the child’s life....

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Greenville man sentenced for hitting pregnant mother

DARKE COUNTY - Judge Jonathan Hein of the Darke County Court of Common Pleas sentenced a Greenville man up to 60 months of community sanctions supervision for domestic violence against a pregnant woman.Daniel Griggs, 25, of Greenville, was sentenced on charges from a plea agreement combining old domestic violence charges and pleading guilty to a new domestic violence charge that occurred in May.Griggs was convicted for a domestic violence charge on Jan. 19 2014, a fourth...

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Greenville City Schools restructures administrative positions

GREENVILLE - At the Tuesday board of education meeting for Greenville City Schools, a re-structured administrative team was approved to accommodate the resignation of Dave Peltz, who wore many hats at Greenville City Schools.Peltz was the director of the Career Technical Education Center (CTC), curriculum for grades 9-12, federal programs, Greenville Virtual Academy, Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) and the Darke County Workforce Center - rather than finding one person to fill...

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Love and trust

Feelings, real love, infatuation or just an attachment? How do you know what you feel for someone is the real thing?There are different kinds of love, some are easy and require no explanation. The love of a child, the love of a sibling or parent, this is a love that just happens naturally. It’s a love that is born and requires nothing but accepting.All love comes with trust on some level. Trust is the main ingredient of love, without trust, no love can survive. Thi...

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Summer Recipe Series, Part I

These are some requested recipes from readers as part of our “summer recipe series.” The Amish Cook will return in its regular format later in the month. Enjoy!An Amish Cook reader in Highland, Indiana requested a recipe for blueberry muffins with a splash of lemon. Try this recipe which comes from an Amish settlement in Maine where blueberries are plentiful during the summer!BUTTERMILK BLUEBERRY LEMON MUFFINSMakes 24 muffins3 cups flour...

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Hydraulic fracturing i.e. ‘fracking’

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series; the first part of this column about fracking appeared July 9, 2014.Capitalism definedIn its simplest form, capitalism is both a political and economic term. Capitalism, as I use it here, is the economic term.

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Auglaize County - a great place to live

West central Ohio is the best place in the world to live work and rear a family. I am fortunate that our local papers print Statehouse Updates, but often we forget to talk about how great our local communities are. For the next few months I will periodically focus a column on the unique characteristics that make each county in western Ohio the best place to live work and rear a family. This month I will discuss Auglaize County.Auglaize County is known for manufacturing and agricult...

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WAYNE LAKES - Sandra Eileen (Poling) Worz, 78, passed away June 30, 2014, and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Worz, age 88, passed away Dec. 6, 2013.Sandra and Joe were married June 26, 1965 having most recently resided in Wayne Lakes.Joe was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the New Madison Masonic Lodge. He retired from chiropractic service atthe age of 83 after over 50 years in practice where Sandra worked as the office manager.

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World War II ‘mementos’ found in Arcanum garage

ARCANUM - Darke County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded Tuesday afternoon to a home in the 3800-block of Drew Road, north of Arcanum, said Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker. When they arrived, they found what appeared to be a live artillery shell from the World War II era, he stated.

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Ohio Newspaper Association agrees with Advocate position

DARKE COUNTY - A local judge has allowed a free, weekly newspaper to stake claim to the publishing of legal notices in Darke County.Darke County Common Pleas Judge Jonathan P. Hein has again ruled in favor of The Early Bird as to having a claim to run legal notices, despite an earlier appellate judge’s ruling that Hein’s first ruling of the same vein was ‘faulty’ and evidence was ‘lacking.’The Daily Advocate is the newspaper of record ...

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Weaver gave his all to family, community

VERSAILLES - John D. Weaver, a member of the second of four generations in a founding family farm operation, died 2 1/2 weeks ago at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy that his loved ones are sure to cherish forever.Weaver’s father, George, and George’s brother, Donald, established the business in 1929, and it became an integral part of the community since that time, thanks to the leadership of family members.Weaver was a veteran, an athlete, church-goer,...

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First Fridays to feature fun, furry friends, Frozen

GREENVILLE - With the first Friday of the month falling on July 4, Main Street Greenville has moved First Fridays to this week, and will host a slew of activities including a petting zoo, volunteer fair and Theatre on Third, a free outdoor movie which will feature Disney’s Frozen on Friday.Lunch on the Lawn at the Greenville Public Library will start First Fridays off at 11:30 a.m. with an option for a boxed lunch by The Coffee Pot for $7, or bring a lunch to enjoy w...

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Fair board to replace shuttle buses

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Fairboard recently approved a line of credit to use for additional expenses related to the new Beef and Dairy Building.The former Beef and Dairy building burnt down last winter and since then the board has hustled to get it prepared for The Great Darke County Fair that begins Fri., Aug. 15.The new building is on schedule to have it usable for the fair, reported Daryl Riffle, Fair Manager of the Darke County Agricultural Society....

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60-year-old man sentenced for drug/gun possession

DARKE COUNTY — Judge Jonathan Hein of the Darke County Common Pleas Court sentenced a 60-year-old Arcanum man up to five years of community sanctions and 15 days in jail Monday for using drugs while having a gun.Arlie L. Combs was found guilty May 28 for possession of drugs, Alprazolam, a drug for anxiety disorders, which is a fifth degree felony, and a third degree felony weapons possession while on disability having a 9-mm handgun.

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