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DARKE COUNTY — Amanda Hans is a Greenville resident, she’s a liberal, and she’s also an elected official; Hans was elected to the county central committee in May to represent the Democratic party for her ward.She’s now working to start a group of women who are liberal-minded, who can come together as often as they’d like to discuss topics of the moment, she said.“I wanted to get the liberals out of hiding (in Darke County),” Hans said. “I thought we could get some movement going and give women a safe place, where they can feel comfortable expressing their views, and initiate some change.”


Arcanum adopts new utility billing policy

ARCANUM — The Arcanum Village Council met Tuesday evening to discuss several items of new business, including a change in utility billing policy, Mayor Judy Foureman said.All utilities are now required to be paid by the 15th of the month, which really is only a change for sewage, she said. After 5 p.m. on the 15th, a 10 percent late fee will be assessed, she said. If residents haven’t paid their utility bills by the 22nd day of the month, they will have until 8:30 a.m. ...

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MV’s Mallory Livingston named IU East Women’s Athlete Of The Year

RICHMOND, Ind. — Mallory Livingston made the transition look easy.Livingston evolved from front row focus as a freshman to all-around excellence as a sophomore.Her reward: Livingston is the Indiana University East women’s Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year, as determined by a vote of the Red Wolves athletics staff.“It’s always nice to get an award,” Livingston said. “But you can never do it without teammates, so...

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Location changed for Arcanum scrimmage

ARCANUM — The Arcanum High School football scrimmage vs. Brookville on Aug. 16 has been moved to Arcanum. It will be at 10 a.m.

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Small town charm and how we are looked upon

We are fortunate to be able to have our three grandchildren from Pennsylvania come to spend time with us each summer. They love to stay at their aunt and uncle’s with their cousin.We plan activities and dinners. Everyone helps to cook and do dishes as well as other chores. It is great family time for all of us.We watch movies, swim, go to the park, shop or just take walks around Union City. They love walking to McDonald’s for ice cream or a snack of some kind...

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Maynard Surber bio now available

GREENVILLE - Darke County Engineer Jim Surber’s father, Maynard, is the focal point of a book that has been published by Amazon and available on Kindle.But most importantly, the book, titled “Steady as a Rock, the Maynard Surber Story,” will be ready in time to be shared at this year’s Surber family reunion.Author of the book is journalist Pat Lawrence, who wrote “The House That Mary Built for Mary Wolfe.”She was contacted b...

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Grammy has her groove

By Pam Drake Early in the morning before the store opens, the young women who work there crank up the music. I ring in and start dancing down the aisle to clock in at the front of the store. Tori looks at me and begins to laugh. Then she starts dancing with me. Yep, I might be 67, but I can still dance.Sometimes I think it shocks our children and grandchildren that we danced rock and roll long before they were born. We danced to The Beatles and Beach Boys. We swayed with...

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Gift-giving memorable

Daddy’s birthday usually stretches over several days around our house. I takes awhile for all eight children to choose an appropriate gift, and when each one manages to do so immediate presentation usually follows.The four oldest have reached the stage of earning their own money and spending it so they shop for a gift without any influence from me. They did quite well this year.Bill Jr. did his shopping at the bait shop and returned with a bait bucket to replace th...

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One City Mission pays it forward

GREENVILLE - One City Mission, is a growing part of Gospel Baptist Church, which “exists to generate a movement of Jesus followers who are passionate about living out the gospel in Greenville,” said Pastor Bill Edwards. One City Mission seeks to “break the chains of spiritual and physical poverty, one family at a time,” Edwards added.

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2 Greenville students earn Light Foundation scholarships

GREENVILLE — Matt Light awarded the top two students from Greenville High School’s class of 2014 with $1,000 scholarships from The Light Foundation on Monday.Greenville’s valedictorian, Sarah Herzog, and salutatorian, Cole Ward, were chosen from more than 50 applicants across Darke County as the recipients of the foundation’s annual scholarships.“We’re not looking for one and two, it just happened to be this way,” Light, a Greenv...

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UPDATE: Missing girl located

**UPDATE: The Missing girl has been foundDARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing girl.Adrianna “Audri” Jane Glass has gone missing from 8732 Miller-Brumbaugh Road in Arcanum. She was last seen walking from her home today.The Sheriff's Office said she may try to hide in ditches, fields, etc and has eva...

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17 teams compete in Greenville softball tournament

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Girls Softball Association for the second week in a row was host to the Treaty City Shootout girls softball tournament this past weekend.“We had a very successful weekend last week with the 8U and 10U,” GGSA President Eric Fellers said. “We will end up having a total of 40 teams for the two weekends with teams coming from farther away this year than last year.”Saturday had a total of 40 games played at the Greenvi...

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First forget-me-not sold

DARKE COUNTY - Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57 of Darke County sold their first forget-me-not to Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers this week.The yearly Forget-Me-Not drive is set for Aug. 8 and 9, with members posted at various businesses around Greenville.

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Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic ‘scam’

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House.Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote.Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants ...

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July nearing its end

Calendars don’t lie and the “end” is the truth of July! What a lovely summer so far. Pleasant temperatures and rain when needed. Time is that precious gift that is always slipping away but memories are lasting.So if you have planned a week end getaway, or special friends lunch or even reading a good summer book, it is ”time” to act.All of the ads are featuring back to school clothing and kids are getting a little restless. Teachers are getti...

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Ramco named Business of the Quarter

GREENVILLE - Ramco Electric Motors was named the Partnering for Progress Business of the Quarter on Friday at the quarterly meeting held at Stillwater Golf Course in Versailles.The recognition this quarter was given to Ramco for their continued and deeply vested interests in the Darke County Workforce Development Center and the subsequent training provided not only for the adult workforce, both employed and unemployed, but also the emerging workforce, Darke County’s youth. It...

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Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs.Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled.A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate:___...

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FM releases information for tickets, season passes

PITSBURG — Franklin Monroe has released information for athletics passes for the 2014-15 school year.For the 2014-15 school year, student and adult tickets at the gate for high school contests are $6. Student and adult tickets at the gate for junior high contests are $4. All students in kindergarten through high school are required to pay admission at the gate.Individual passes for adults and students are available. These passes are all-sport passes and can be used...

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