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Weber found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

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DARKE COUNTY – Scott Weber, 29, of Greenville was found guilty by the Darke County Court of Common Pleas of child endangerment and the involuntary manslaughter of his 16-month-old daughter.The involuntary manslaughter charge is a felony of the first degree and carries a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison, while the child endangerment charge was a felony of the third degree and carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison.The decision was determined by Judge Jonathan P. Hein, and not through a trial by jury.The charges stem from an investigation indicating that Weber, along with Lauren K. Jones, 28, gave their daughter an over-the-counter sleep-aid, ZzzQuil, in February 2013.

 

Meth bust yields 3 arrests

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 Dayto...

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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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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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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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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 cocaine. 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 convi...

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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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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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