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Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look

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GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch.The project, which was performed in conjunction with National Painting Week in April, was done through the annual efforts of the Greenville branch, which chooses one lucky non-profit each year for the free face lift.The annual organizers selected the Greenville Boys and Girls Club because they enjoyed their ongoing community efforts and were looking for a chance to paint something for a younger audience.


Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A citizens’ group isn’t taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley says the science behind the finding is suspect and new permit conditions won’t prevent future quakes.A Youngstown State University geologist affiliated with...

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Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details were announced in Grand Lake St. Mary’s on Wednesday.Natural resources department director James Zehringer told Th...

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Speaker Boehner talks economy, healthcare to business leaders

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held their annual State of the Nation event on Wednesday, where guests were treated to a rousing address from U.S. House Speaker and Congressman John Boehner.More than 200 guests filled Romer’s Catering on Wednesday morning to hear the Boehner’s remarks, signifying a deep interest for local business and community leaders.With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, Boehner faces an unusual...

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Tri-Village softball downs Arcanum

NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village softball team beat Arcanum 3-1 on Tuesday in a Cross County Conference game.Tri-Village scored all three of its runs in the bottom half of the third inning while Arcanum scored its lone run in the top of the fifth.Tri-Village had five hits an one error in the game. Arcanum had seven hits and two errors.Rachel Fickert was the winning pitcher for Tri-Village as she pitched a complete game, allowing one unearned run on seven hi...

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Versailles’ Bey joins Columbus State volleyball team

VERSAILLES — Brett Bey played against some of the state’s top competition as she helped lead the Versailles volleyball team to the 2013 Division III state championship, and now she will face even tougher competition as she continues her career in college.Bey, the daughter of Jerry and Sundra Bey, signed her letter of intent on Tuesday to play volleyball for Columbus State Community College.

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Greenville loses 2nd straight game to Troy

GREENVILLE – The Greenville baseball team fell to the visiting Troy Trojans 8-2 on Tuesday at Sater Park.Troy opened the game with a single to right only to be kept off the scoreboard with a perfect Bailey Haworth throw to second from his catching position, nailing a steal attempt for the third out.Colton Nealeigh drilled a two-out double between right and center only to be stranded with a groundout to short.A second inning opening double and a two-out s...

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Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in big league history to reach the mi...

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Greenville tennis sweeps Piqua

GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 5-0 win against Piqua on Tuesday.Greenville’s Voja Tatarevic won his first singles match against Devon Parshall 6-1, 6-0. Evan Kiser won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles against Josh Hanes. In third singles the Wave’s Javi Bixler won 6-1, 6-2 against Tyler Lavey.Greenville’s first doubles duo of Dylan Blinn and Nathan Haviza beat Luke Hanes and And...

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Arcanum dismantles Tri-Village, 17-1

NEW MADISON — From the beginning of the game on Tuesday the Arcanum baseball team dominated Tri-Village, winning the Cross County Conference game 17-1 in a five-inning run rule.Arcanum pounded out 16 hits on the night while limiting Tri-Village to just three. The Trojans also played well defensively, committing just one error to the Patriots’ four.“I thought we hit the ball really well,” Arcanum coach Randy Baker said. “We’ve been in a...

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Versailles’ Davidson named district bowler of the year

VERSAILLES — Versailles senior bowler Michael Davidson was named the Southwest District Boys Bowler of the year by the Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association.The OHSBCA with sponsorship from Ebonite will award one boy and one girl bowler a college scholarship and will be awarded a plaque as the Ohio Southwest District Bowler of the Year. The award is voted on by the Coaches Association Board of Directors.Criteria is a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and ...

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Ansonia boys, FM girls win track meet

ANSONIA — The Ansonia boys and Franklin Monroe girls won a three-team track and field meet on Monday at Ansonia.Ansonia’s boys won their home meet with 74 points. Franklin Monroe was second with 73 points, and Tri-Village was third with 16 points.Franklin Monroe won the girls meet with 71 points. Ansonia was third with 58 points, and Tri-Village was third with 42 points.Tri-Village’s Savannah Butsch, Heather Ferris, Sam Holzapfel and Olivia M...

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4 generations love riding cycles

GREENVILLE - Denver Harter, 82, of Greenville and four other male members of his family took part in the same event, a cross-country motorcycle race in Roselawn, Ind., several weekends ago.Taking part with him were his son, Bill; Bill’s son, Kyle; and Kyle and wife Sara’s sons, Hunter, 7, and Jacob, 4.“I was thrilled to ride with my grandkids for the first time,” said Denver. “I never dreamed I’d get to ride with my great-grandsons. A ...

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Greenville athletes compete at Vandalia Butler Invitational

VANDALIA — A number of Greenville athletes placed in the Vandalia Butler Invitational track and field meet on Saturday in Vandalia.Paige Keller finished fourth in the girls 100-meter dash with a time of 13.12.Calen Bruner finished third in the boys 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:33.67.Rachel Foreman finished eighth in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.93.Calen Bruner finished fourth in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:1...

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Mississinawa baseball beats Twin Valley South

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Mississinawa Valley baseball team scored a late run to defeat Twin Valley South 8-7 on Monday.Mississinawa Valley took an early lead with two runs in the first inning, two in the second and one in the third before Twin Valley South got three runs in the bottom half of the third for a 5-3 MV lead.After Mississinawa Valley extended its lead to 7-3 in the fifth inning, Twin Valley South scored four runs in the bottom half of the frame to tie the ...

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Versailles baseball loses to Lehman

SIDNEY — The Versailles baseball team lost 5-2 to Lehman Catholic on Monday in Sidney.Versailles never led in the game as Lehman scored a run in the bottom of the second and two in the third for a 3-0 lead. Versailles scored two runs in the fifth inning, and Lehman responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning for the 5-2 final.Versailles had five hits and no errors in the game. Lehman had nine hits and one error.Jake Wenning was the losing pi...

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Greenville loses pitchers’ duel to Troy

TROY – The Greenville varsity baseball team lost a 2-1 pitchers’ duel on the road against the Troy Trojans on Monday.“Pitchers’ duel,” Greenville baseball coach Eric Blumenstock said. “(Austin) Baumgardner threw one of the best games I have ever seen him throw … had 10 strikeouts.”The Wave went three up and three down to open inning one with Austin Baumgardner setting the Trojans down in order in the bottom of the first, st...

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Arcanum beats FM at Fifth Third Field

DAYTON — Arcanum beat Franklin Monroe 9-1 Monday in a baseball game at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.Arcanum struck first with a run in the bottom half of the second inning, and Franklin Monroe tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the second.Arcanum took the lead for good with six runs in the fourth inning and added two more runs in the fourth.Arcanum had nine hits and no errors in the game at the Dayton Dragons’ home field. Franklin Monroe had five hi...

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