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Meth bust yields 3 arrests

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ARCANUM -Three people were arrested Monday after law enforcement officers caught them trafficking Meth.The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County deputies and the Arcanum Police, conducted two separate meth buy/bust operations. The first such operation occurred at 6825 State Route 722, where Patricia Mullins, 41 of Lewisburg was taken into custody without incident. A short time later at 2494 U.S. Route 127, Ashley Bowling, 28 of Dayton and Christopher Johnson, 48 of Eaton, were taken into custody without incident subsequent to a second buy/bust operation. All three of the suspects are currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where they await formal charges of Trafficking in Drugs.


Marlins snap 8-game skid by beating Nationals 11-2

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg against the woebegone Miami Marlins figured to be no contest, and it was.Miami won in a rout.Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Strasburg, and the Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night.Both benches and bullpens cleared briefly in the fourth inning when Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Nationals’ Ia...

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Miami Valley Heat begin season in Greenville

GREENVILLE – The 14-U Miami Valley Heat, a team from the Greenville and Darke County area, were in action Saturday and Sunday at Sater Park.“Today is like a mini-opening day for the Miami Valley Heat. All our teams were in action today here with the exception of our 9-U team; they played in a tournament elsewhere,” said Mark Eldridge, co-founder of the Heat teams.The 14-U team finished up the day with a 12-6 win over the Fairfield Warriors, a team from ...

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National Library Week highlights importance

DARKE COUNTY – There are libraries in most towns in Darke County, and they all serve similar purposes, to educate people, and to provide resources, and even entertainment.Over the years it has been a race to keep up with the constant changes in technology, with ever-increasing budgetary concerns, library directors agreed.“With our limited budget…one of the bigger challenges is what to choose, out of the vast array of options, and having the money to be ...

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Green Wave baseball ranked among state’s best

GREENVILLE — The Greenville varsity baseball team made the top 50 team Division I week two Prep Baseball Report/JJHUDDLE state rankings, landing at No. 45 before the teams latest 3-1 win over Vandalia-Butler.The Green Wave stand at 7-3 on the season with a 3-0 mark in the Greater Western Ohio Conference.An experienced senior-laden team makes up the 2014 Green Wave varsity baseball team with nine seniors taking the field in their final year of high school baseball f...

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Men’s Fellowship program helps probationers

GREENVILLE - Gary Cloyd of the Castine Church of the Brethren was the keynote speaker at Monday night’s annual banquet of the Darke County Shelter From Violence, Inc.He spoke on the Men’s Fraternity program through the Darke County Adult Probation Department following the meal at Montage in downtown Greenville, coordinated by Annie Sonner of the Darke County Shelter From Violence and its board of trustees.Introducing Cloyd was John Tabler, an adult probation ...

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USAC embarks upon 53rd season of Eldora action Saturday

ROSSBURG — With 185 completed events and 71 different winners, Eldora Speedway and the United States Auto Club (USAC) enters its 53rd consecutive year of association on the venerable half-mile clay oval Saturday evening with the annual Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic for traditional non-winged Sprint Cars and some interesting statistics.Of the 71 different winners, 39 have repeated their Eldora wins at least one time, and four of them remain active in USAC racing. Ironically t...

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Versailles beats Celina in 8-inning game

CELINA — The Versailles baseball team beat Celina in extra innings on Monday, winning 13-8 in eight innings.Versailles fell in a hole early with Celina scoring two runs in the first inning and one in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. Versailles tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning and took a 7-3 lead in the sixth inning.Celina scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth and then scored one in the seventh to tied the game at 7-7 and force extra innings.In t...

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Bradford softball run rules Houston

BRADFORD — The Bradford Lady Roaders played host to Houston Monday, winning 11-1 in five innings, exploding for 11 runs in the first two innings off of eight hits.“We were tracking the ball very well and making solid contact, even our outs were hard hits,” Bradford softball coach Shon Schaffer said.Haley Patty lead the offensive charge, going 2-for-3 along with Erika Hart and Tori Smith also having a pair of hits. Michayla Barga tripled, and Mindy Brewe...

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Greenville gets win vs. longtime powerhouse Butler

GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity baseball team moved to 3-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 3-1 win over visiting Vandalia-Butler Monday.“Cleanest game we played all year, and it had to be that way,” Greenville varsity coach Eric Blumenstock said. “We played about as well as we possibly could have tonight.”It was a first for Greenville varsity coach Eric Blumenstock as a four-year player and three-year varsity coach, claimin...

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Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.“This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people gathered at the Hynes Convention Center, not far from the marathon finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injure...

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Arcanum softball run rules Tri-Village

ARCANUM — After a leadoff home run by Allie Downing put Tri-Village up 1-0, the Arcanum softball team took control and run ruled the Patriots 11-1 in five innings Monday in Arcanum.On a chilly, windy day in Arcanum, the Trojans played well in all facets of the game with strong hitting, pitching and fielding to defeat their Cross County Conference rivals.After giving up the leadoff home run, Arcanum pitcher Abbie Bruns held Tri-Village scoreless while striking out t...

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Copeland sentenced for felony thefts

DARKE COUNTY - Lacie D. Copeland, 21, of Greenville was sentenced to five years of intensive community supervision on Monday after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary in the second degree.As part of her sentence, Copeland is required to seek and maintain employment, complete 125 hours of community service, successfully complete treatment through Darke County Recovery Services and all other recommended treatment programs.Copeland previously entered a guilty plea in...

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Grand jury issues April arraignments

DARKE COUNTY – Several individuals appeared in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas Monday to be arraigned by the Grand Jury on various felony counts.Robert J. Lynch Jr. of Greenville was charged with one fifth degree felony count of possession of heroin. If convicted, Lynch could face a possible 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. He was released on an O.R. bond.Magan R. Nims of Greenville was charged with one third degree felony count of perjury. If convic...

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Central Ohio mumps outbreak tops 200 cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases.The total as of Monday was 212 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 132 of those linked to Ohio State University. That includes 96 students and 13 staff members.Local health agencies say those infected range in age from 9 months to 70 years old. The cases span from early January to late last week.Mumps often starts with fev...

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Ansonia cancels track meet

ANSONIA — The Ansonia high school track meet scheduled for Tuesday is canceled due to cold weather.

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Greenville, Versailles athletes compete at Troy invitational

TROY ― The Greenville and Versailles girls track and field teams plus the Green Wave boys finished in the top five of the Troy Herb Hartman Invitational on Friday in Troy.Troy won both the boys and girls meets at its home invitational, which included 15 teams. The Versailles girls were the runner up with 45 points while the Versailles girls finished fourth with 31 points. The Greenville boys finished fifth with 51 points while the Versailles boys finished 10th with 30 points....

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County track and field athletes compete at Miami East

CASSTOWN ― The Ansonia, Franklin Monroe and Tri-Village track and field teams competed at the Miami East High School Invitational on Friday.Miami East won the 13-team girls meet with 121 points. Ansonia finished fourth with 59.5 points, Franklin Monroe placed ninth with 28 points, and Tri-Village was 12th with eight points.Covington won the boys meet with 116.6 points. Franklin Monroe placed 10th with 23 points, and Ansonia was 11th with 13 points.Frankl...

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