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Versailles girls win Tour de Sewer

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VERSAILLES — Madison Grilliot and Murphy Grow finished first and second Saturday, helping lead the Versailles girls cross country team to the team championship in Versailles’ Tour de Sewer.Grilliot won the girls race in a time of 20:42.8 while Grow finished second overall in 20:50.4 to pace the Lady Tigers. Kenia McEldowney also finished in the top five for Versailles as she was fourth in 21:17.4.The Versailles boys also had a strong day as Richie Ware finished second in 17:30.9 and Joe Spitzer finished fourth in 18:03.0 to guide the Tigers to a runner up finish behind St. Henry. Spencer Schulze led St. Henry to the championship as he won the race in 17:18.3.


Lebanon takes down Greenville

GREENVILLE – Greenville gave the visiting Lebanon Warriors more of a game than the final 31-0 score suggests.“All of our kids played hard,” Greenville head varsity football coach Aaron Shaffer said. “A night like tonight, you know going into the Lebanon game fighting an uphill battle.”Greenville came into the game as an Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III football school with an enrollment of 375 male students while Lebanon co...

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Arcanum falls to another top CCC team

CASSTOWN – Arcanum traveled to Miami East for the third game of the gauntlet, the previous two being Covington and Tri-County North, and make no mistake facing those three teams is no small task.The Trojans got off to a quick start Friday and played Miami East fairly well in the first half … but eventually fell 35-3 on the scoreboard to Miami East.Arcanum, behind quarterback Daniel O’Donnell, took the opening kickoff and marched down the field. O’...

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Versailles wins 41-14, stays perfect in MAC

VERSAILLES — The state can mandate a mercy rule in high school football, but it cannot make a team be merciful.The Versailles Tigers showed their own brand of mercy Friday night. Winning 41-7 going into the fourth quarter, the Tigers subbed in their back ups.A new Ohio High School Athletic Association rule has a running clock when a team is up by 30 in the second half. With the clock running and back ups in, New Bremen was able to close the gap and the clock was ba...

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Ansonia loses 35-15 at Twin Valley South

WEST ALEXANDRIA – Ansonia lost to host Twin Valley South 35-15 on Friday night in a Cross County Conference matchup. The loss dropped the Tigers to 0-4 (0-3 CCC) on the season.TVS jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, taking that lead into the second quarter.Ansonia closed the gap when quarterback Nick Peters connected with Max Muir for a 12-yard touchdown.TVS widened its lead to 14 before halftime though.The Tigers shut out the home...

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Bradford runs over National Trail

NEW PARIS — A solid running game and a stout defense helped lead Bradford to a 29-6 win against National Trail in junior varsity football Friday night in New Paris.Seven players carried the ball Friday night for Bradford. While none of them reached 100 yards rushing individually, they combined to gain 213 yards and score four times.On the other side, the Railroader defense shut down the National Trail running game as Bradford gave up just 18 rushing yards on 16 car...

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Greenville girls tennis wins 7th match in a row

KETTERING — The Greenville girls tennis team won its seventh match in a row on Thursday, beating Greater Western Ohio Conference foe Fairmont 3-2.In first singles Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis beat Brooke Fornes7-5, 6-2. In second singles the Lady Wave’s Abby Monnin lost to Hannah Jones 6-3, 6-3. In third singles the Wave’s Mallory Rich beat Sam Turner 6-1, 6-1.In first doubles Greenville’s Madison Bixler and Holly Cameron beat Caroline Ki...

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Driver apprehended after foot chase

PITSBURG - A young man was apprehended after a foot chase after it was learned that he had been driving a stolen car involved in an accident.On Thursday, Darke County deputies, along with Arcanum Rescue and Pitsburg Fire, were dispatched to Pitsburg-Laura Road just east of Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road in reference to a minor injury accident.The initial investigation revealed that a 2004 Jeep, driven by Patricia Nichols, 51, of Arcanum, was eastbound on Pitsburg-Laura Road wh...

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Tri-Village to hold public hearing

NEW MADISON – Tri-Village Local School District will hold a public hearing to discuss the use of federal Special Education IDEA Part B funds and Title funds as well as District Records Retention prior to the September board meeting on Monday, Sept. 22.The interested general public is welcome to attend to hear a presentation of the intended use of the funds and to have an opportunity to comment on the proposed district plan.The Records Commission will begin at 5:30 ...

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Digital Day at Bradford library

BRADFORD - Digital Day at Bradford Public Library (BPL) will be held on Monday, Sept. 29 at two times for your convenience.The first session will begin at 3 p.m. and the second session will begin at 6 p.m. Depending on what questions our patrons bring about different types of technology and equipment, the staff at BPL will be focusing on the job, business & resume’ focused database, “A to Z Database,” and how to order electronic books with your own digital device....

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Bradford volleyball team sweeps conference match

BRADFORD — The Bradford volleyball team swept Bethel in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22.Mindy Brewer led Bradford with nine kills in the match while Marissa Murphy and Mackenzie Weldy had six each. Mandi Bates had four aces, and Murphy had three. Loren Sharp had 15 digs while Olivia Hart added 10.

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NAMI schedules Darke County support group

GREENVILLE - The local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) has scheduled a new support group meeting beginning in September.The Family Support Group for family members of adults suffering from mental illness challenges will meet ongoing the second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at SafeHaven Support Center, 322 fair Street, Greenville. The next meeting will be Oct. 14.The support group is free to attend, and no registration is necessary. For mor...

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Indictments handed down

DARKE COUNTY - R. Kelly Ormsby III, prosecuting attorney for Darke County, has released the following report on Grand Jury activity recently conducted by his office:Randy L. Sawmiller, St. Marys, indicted on a charge of nonsupport of dependents based upon an investigation by the Darke County Child Support Enforcement Agency.Charles Marsh Jr., Versailles, indicted on a charge of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, two counts of operating a motor vehicle unde...

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Greenville to play in Flyin’ to the Hoop

GREENVILLE — The Greenville varsity boys basketball team will play in the Flyin’ to the Hoop tournament against Fairmont on Jan. 16 at Trent Arena in Kettering.This game replaces Mississinawa Valley on Greenville’s schedule. Greenville’s conference game against Trotwood-Madison originally scheduled for Jan. 16 will be moved to another date that’s yet to be determined.Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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FM boys soccer beats Bethel, remains undefeated

PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe boys soccer team moved its record to 4-0 in the Cross County Conference and 5-0-2 on the season by defeating the visiting Bethel Bees 5-1 on Thursday.“Life is good … soccer just makes it better,” Ohio’s 2012 Division III coach of the year and Franklin Monroe’s varsity boys soccer coach Danny Diceanu said with a smile after the Jets’ win.With the teams lined up on the field for the national anthem, t...

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This past Saturday I had an interesting conversation with a good friend of mine whom I can count on to be brutally honest. I like that about her, she tells me what I need to hear instead of what I want to hear and says what she thinks, although much more tactfully than myself.We were talking politics - about the problems and the people in charge and jokingly I said I should run for president.“You would never get elected because you aren’t tactful enough. Your...

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September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Oh no! Did someone say the “c” word? What is it about cancer that makes everyone want to run and hide like the person has leprosy or something? We hear so much about cancers these days and as important as Breast cancer awareness is, I wanted to spread some awareness about gynecological cancers.

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Losses ‘still too fresh’

UNION CITY, Ind. - Sandy Garee walked Sunday’s SOUL Walk in Harter Park here in memory of her parents and her husband.Talking about them still chokes her up, and rightfully so.The former Sandy Bowman said her father, Robert, died in 2002; her mother, Helen, on Jan. 6, 2013, and her husband Carl Garee on Oct. 18, 2013.“It’s still too fresh for me, losing Mom and my husband within a year,” she said, fighting back tears. “I found bot...

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