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Light speaks at student leadership conference

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DARKE COUNTY - Thursday marked the 2014 Darke County Student Leadership Conference, where former New England Patriot and Founder of the Light Foundation Matt Light was featured as the conference’s keynote speaker.Around 90 students participated in the event, which included Greenville, Tri-Village, Bradford and Franklin Monroe school districts, and ranged from freshmen to senior students.“I think the kids really enjoyed today. I think they had to overcome some obstacles and adversity today throughout these activities, so I think it was really good for them,” said Greenville High School Student Council Advisor Carol Paul..

 

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the virus abroad and spread it in the United States among unvaccinated people. Many of the travelers had been to the Philippines, where a recent measles ...

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2 students found unconscious in school parking lot

PITSBURG -Two students were found unconscious and unresponsive in a car at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot Thursday morning.At approximately 7:30 a.m. the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the unconscious two students.Darke County Sheriff’s deputies, Pitsburg Fire Department and Arcanum Rescue units responded to the scene. Upon investigation it was discovered a male and female student were overcome with carbon monoxide poisoni...

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Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch.The project, which was performed in conjunction with National Painting Week in April, was done through the annual efforts of the Greenville branch, which chooses one lucky non-profit each year for the free face lift.The annual organizers selected the Greenville Boys and Girls ...

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Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A citizens’ group isn’t taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley says the science behind the finding is suspect and new permit conditions won’t prevent future quakes.A Youngstown State University geologist affiliated with...

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Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details were announced in Grand Lake St. Mary’s on Wednesday.Natural resources department director James Zehringer told Th...

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Speaker Boehner talks economy, healthcare to business leaders

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held their annual State of the Nation event on Wednesday, where guests were treated to a rousing address from U.S. House Speaker and Congressman John Boehner.More than 200 guests filled Romer’s Catering on Wednesday morning to hear the Boehner’s remarks, signifying a deep interest for local business and community leaders.With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, Boehner faces an unusual...

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4 generations love riding cycles

GREENVILLE - Denver Harter, 82, of Greenville and four other male members of his family took part in the same event, a cross-country motorcycle race in Roselawn, Ind., several weekends ago.Taking part with him were his son, Bill; Bill’s son, Kyle; and Kyle and wife Sara’s sons, Hunter, 7, and Jacob, 4.“I was thrilled to ride with my grandkids for the first time,” said Denver. “I never dreamed I’d get to ride with my great-grandsons. A ...

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