GREENVILLE - A Hollansburg man appeared in court Tuesday morning on a charge involving the growing of marijuana.Arlis L. Turner pleaded guilty to a sole count of Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana, a felony of the third degree, in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. He was indicted on the charge stemming from an investigation with the Darke County Sheriff’s Office that discovered the illegal cultivation operation on Sept. 25, 2013. According to the indictment, approximately 1,850 grams of the illegal drug was discovered.Turner is scheduled to appear for sentencing May 12 at 9:30 a.m. following a pre-sentence investigation with the Adult Probation Department. He faces a maximum of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, of which $5,000 is mandatory.
MERCER COUNTY - A Union City faces two life sentences after admitting to shooting a father and daughter in November 2011 in their Fort Recovery home.Trevin M. Sanders, 19, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to two counts each of Aggravated Murder with a gun specification, Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Burglary. The counts of robbery and burglary, which are felonies of the first degree, carry a maximum of 11 years each, while he faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole on eac...
DARKE COUNTY - Mike Stegall said he’s not finished being a Darke County Commissioner yet. He has more goals to accomplish in the coming years and that’s why he decided to run for reelection.“I want to continue to manage this county,” he said. “I really want to make sure we are doing the right things economically. Where we are headed right now is perfect. I want to continue down that path.”“I promise that I will come to work and d...
GREENVILLE -Last week kicked off National Reading Awareness Month, as schools across the nation planned activities promoting one of our most valuable pasttimes.Each year at the beginning of March, students begin National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the timeless Dr. Seuss by reading many of his most popular works and facts about his life.“I think many of the kids have been introduced to Dr. Seuss, but the weeks is just so a lot of them can escape. A...
BRADFORD - An estimated 35 little (and big) girls were in attendance Saturday morning when Bradford Public Library hosted Barbie’s Birthday Bash in observance of the famous doll’s 55th-year milestone.Librarian Maddie Mullins, who spoke on behalf of Marla Spencer, who coordinated this event but was unable to attend, indicated that those in attendance would be registering and that gift bags and door prizes would be given away throughout the event. The attendees could go t...
GREENVILLE - Emergency personnel from Greenville Police and Fire Departments, Greenville Township Fire and Rescue and the Darke County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7000 block of State Route 121 on a report of a crash Monday afternoon.According to a preliminary investigation, a female driver of a Mercury Sable claimed that she lost function of her brake as she was traveling northbound on State Route 121. She struck a maroon Buick Regal, headed eastbound on Kruckeburg Road...
UNION CITY, Ind. - When Virginia Hiatt took the job as director of the Union City Public Library, she thought she might move on after a year or two. Now she is retiring after 40 years at that job.A proud 1964 graduate of Ridgeville High School and a 1968 graduate of Ball State, she served as librarian at the Batesville Community High School before returning to Ball State for her master’s degree. Then there weren’t any openings for school librarians, and she heard about ...
DARKE COUNTY - With state testing less than a week away for some students, educators from around Darke County weighed in on the effects of so much missed school, and whether or not they feel their students and teachers are prepared.County superintendents were in agreement that despite up to 12 days of instructional time missed, students and teachers are working diligently to be prepared for state testing.
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