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Mom struggles and triumphs with Autistic son

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ARCANUM - Lora Long, mom of three, noticed her son’s “quirks” at about 18 months, she said, but it took until after his third birthday to have Reed, now 4, tested and diagnosed as being ‘mildly autistic’ with a receptive language delay.Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 68 children according to a 2010 study done by the Centers for Disease Control; it affects boys more frequently, with approximately one out of every 42 boys thought to be on the spectrum.


Easter memories prevail

DARKE COUNTY - Easter traditions vary from family to family…from country to country…from religion to religion.The Daily Advocate decided to ask locals through social media what were their favorite memories of this sacred holiday.Kelly Shane-Van De Grift remarked, “Oh I remember having Easter Sunday at Grandma and Grandpa VanDeGrift’s. A sit-down dinner with the whole family and then, of course, the egg hunt even if it was snowing! This was after t...

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New stroke diagnostic equipment at hospital

GREENVILLE – In cooperation with Wayne HealthCare, Premier Health is expanding its Telestroke Network into Greenville to quickly diagnose patients who are exhibiting signs of a stroke.With the implementation of the Telestroke Network, a stroke patient arriving at the Wayne HealthCare emergency center can be examined via a computer linked to one of six on-call stroke specialists practicing at Premier Health any time of the day or night.The telemedicine system is alr...

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Famous photographer honors Annie Oakley

DARKE COUNTY - Back in 2011, one of the most well-renowned contemporary photographers paid a very special visit to Darke County’s Garst Museum, in an effort to get to know it’s most famous native.That photographer was Annie Leibovitz, an American portrait photographer, and her goal was to capture Annie Oakley’s unique history and personality through some of her most iconic items and locales.Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photoj...

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Greenville churches unite for The Way of the Cross

GREENVILLE – This Good Friday, five Greenville churches united once again for the annual devotion known as “The Way of the Cross.”The event, which is sponsored by The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association, seeks to tell the story of Jesus Christ in his last hours, culminating with his death on the cross.On Friday the event started at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, where members of the service were invited to carry a large wooden cross repr...

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Spring planting delayed by chilly, wet weather

DARKE COUNTY - The dates for spring planting vary from crop to crop, but the “ideal planting” window for one of Darke County’s most plentiful crops, corn, is April 10 to May 10, said Sam Custer, Ohio State University Extension - Darke County, ag and natural resources educator.“During the two to three weeks of optimal corn planting time, there is, on average, only one out of three days when field work can occur,” Custer stated, just one of the many chal...

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7 tons of trash cleaned from roadways

DARKE COUNTY - Darke County roadways are cleaner once again, thanks to the Trash Bash held this past weekend in the Darke County Solid Waste Management event.Krista Fourman, district director, reported 1,124 people registered to help for the seventh annual event.“We had wonderful weather,” she said. “They picked up 7.07 tons of trash and 1.48 tons of recyclable materials.”That’s not the most that was collected in past Trash Bashes...

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Ohio bans 2 chemicals used to make synthetic drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new rule took effect Thursday in Ohio that bans the sale and use of two chemicals drug dealers have used to pass off harmful synthetic drugs as legal substances.The compounds — PB-22 and 5F-PB-22 and their variations — are often sprayed on plant materials to mimic the effects of marijuana. They are typically sold in head shops and marketed as herbal incense products.Ohio officials are hoping the new rule will help stymie illegal-...

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