DARKE COUNTY - Emergency personnel dealt with several vehicle crashes and slide-offs Wednesday afternoon with another round of winter weather impacting the area. Northern Darke County was hit hardest with heavy snowfall and wind gusts causing whiteouts and treacherous driving conditions.A female driver of a maroon minivan lost control of the vehicle on the 10000 block of State Route 121 near the Conover Road intersection. The northbound minivan hit a snow covered section of the highway causing the driver to veer off the road, striking a utility pole and coming to rest in a field. The driver and two other occupants of the vehicle were transported to Wayne HealthCare with injuries from the crash.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk Wednesday, as more snow whipped and whirled around the Statehouse.The conditions outside were not lost on state lawmakers as they prepared to vote.“Mr. Speaker, it’s snowing outside. We need to pass this immediately,” said Rep. Gerald Stebelton, a Lancaster Republican.Lawmakers came to an agreement on Tuesday after en...
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,...
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...
GREENVILLE - The fifth grade Greenville girls basketball team placed third at the youth basketball league tournament Thursday at Tri-Village High School. The girls are pictured here in front of South Middle School with their coaches, Alicia Enis (left) and Kent Emrick (right).
KENTON — The Bradford powerlifting team capped off a great season Saturday at the state Division 4, 5, 6 and 7 state meet held at Kenton High School.The Bradford girls team placed second, and the boys team placed fourth.Bradford’s Kylee Floyd won the state championship in the girls 135-pound class. She lifted 305 pounds in squat, 100 in bench and 260 in deadlift for a total of 665 pounds. She had the top squat in her class and is a two-time state champion....
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...
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