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Union City man sentenced on domestic violence charges

GREENVILLE — A Union City man was sentenced in Darke County Common Pleas Court Friday. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided. James D. Douglas entered into a plea agreement in court. He was facing charges for count one of felonious assault, a felony of the second degree, and count two of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If found guilty he faced a maximum of six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a possible five years of community service.
UNION CITY, OH
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DC Chamber of Commerce honors Citizens of Year

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at Greenville City Park on May 20. Attendees enjoyed a picnic lunch provided by Winner’s Meats, King’s Poultry, and cookies by Beanz Buttercream. The Green de Villes played, and Joel Allread, chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors, reviewed the past year’s highlights, including the addition of 24 new members since May 2021. The Chamber collaborated on several events: last August’s job fair, a presentation on workplace violence by Sheriff Mark Whittaker, and the IMPACT STEM2D held in April, whereby 60 young women learned about technical and manufacturing jobs available in Darke County.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Prairie Ridge Meadow loses 300-year-old oak

GREENVILLE — Portions of Darke County experienced heavy winds and rain over the weekend, resulting in the loss of an approximately 300 year-old oak tree at Prairie Ridge Meadow in Greenville. “It definitely wasn’t a lightning strike; straight line winds caused this,” stated Roger Van Frank, director of Darke...
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Empowering now accepting Summer Tutoring requests

Darke County – Empowering Darke County Youth is now accepting summer tutoring requests. Tutoring services are free and available to all Darke County students, regardless of grade level or the school district they live in. Online sign-up forms are available at www.countynewsonline.org and www.empowerdarkecounty.com. Look for the “Click Here”...
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Wreaths Across America hosts exhibit at Fairgrounds May 22

GREENVILLE — On May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort GreeneVille DAR will be hosting the Wreaths Across America mobile educational exhibit at Darke County Fairgrounds. It is a mobile unit that travels all over the United States and stops at chosen communities. This year, Fort GreeneVille DAR was selected to host the exhibit.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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AREA GAS PRICES RISE AGAIN

(Whitewater Valley)--It’s hard to fathom, but the price you’re paying at the pump today could seem really cheap by August. One industry expert said Thursday that it’s possible that the cost of gasoline could exceed $6 per gallon – even in our area – by August. The price has jumped again in the last 24 hours. According to AAA, Wayne County’s average price stood Friday morning at $4.57. The most expensive local spot is now Union County, where it’s $4.60. The cheapest spot Friday – with "cheapest" in quotations – is Darke County at $4.43.
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Youth for Christ Golf Classic seeking more participants

DARKE COUNTY — Maybe it will be you! For the past 31 summers, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln has agreed to donate a new car to the participant lucky enough to hit the perfect shot at the Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley Golf Classic, but so far, no one has. This year, a brand new Ford Focus awaits the person that hits a hole-in-one on hole 17. Perhaps, finally, you could be the one to drive it home!
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Darke County Special Olympics hosts 44th annual event

DARKE COUNTY — Darke County Special Olympics Track and Field Day welcomed back hundreds of school-aged special needs athletes from surrounding Darke County schools. Student athletes, numerous volunteers and awards presenters, as well as countless spectators gathered at The Jennings Center Track and Field Complex next to Greenville High School on Friday, May 13, to participate in the 44th year of the annual event.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Greenville man receives community control sentence

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man was sentenced Monday in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided. Daniel F. Alderman, 53, entered a guilty plea in April to count one of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree, and count two of possession of methamphetamine, a felony of the fifth degree. He faced a maximum of 18 months for domestic violence and a maximum of 12 months for possession to be served congruently, all of which are not mandatory.
GREENVILLE, OH
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Energizing and excellent entertainment!

Symphony orchestras are often derogatorily described as being boring and only suitable for octogenarians. I wholeheartedly oppose that description every time it is spouted, and challenge anyone to continue to believe in the accuracy of those words after attending the Toledo Symphony Orchestra concert at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28; this performance by TSO will close Darke County Center for the Arts’ 2021-2022 “Re: Vision” Artists Series season with an exclamation point. Anyone leaving this program still holding such a stodgy opinion should truly have their pulse and/or sanity checked!
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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DARKE COUNTY ASKS FOR HELP IN LOCATING MISSING TEENS

(Darke County, OH)--The Darke County Sheriff’s Department on Monday asked for the help of the public in locating two missing teenage girls. 16-year-old Marissa Portemont and 14-year-old Celicia Ramirez were last seen on Sunday. The girls were seen in the Union City area, but investigators now believe they may have traveled north to Portland. Investigators also say that a scammer has called local residents to ask for money to help find the two girls and are cautioning people not to contribute cash.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Darke Co. ESC honors 2022 Teachers of Year

DARKE COUNTY — Wednesday, May 11 was a day of recognition for outstanding Darke County district teachers. The Teacher of the Year luncheon, sponsored by Darke County Educational Service Center (ESC), highlighted eight local teachers at Turtle Creek Golf Course, thanking them for their tireless dedication to the profession.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Commissioners discuss grant authorization, legal counsel

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Commissioners met Thursday to discuss the authorization of a grant and the application to employ legal counsel. Commissioners Matt Aultman and Larry Holmes were present. State Attorney R. Kelly Ormsby, II spoke about the authorization of execution of a grant for Darke County Jail...
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Garst G.A.L.A. for the win

DARKE COUNTY — Are you ready for some FUN? The Garst G.A.L.A. (Garst Alternative to the Live Auction) is planned to be a FUNdraiser. You can begin the fun with bidding on varied items in person or by phone in a Silent Auction at Garst over a two-week timeframe, purchasing 50/50 tickets with a minimum prize payout of $250, and buying (and popping) a balloon to see the prize.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Voice of County Leadership: Larry Holmes, Darke County Commissioner

Fifteen months, since January 2021. Can you tell me about yourself? What is your professional background? What other elected positions have you held? Why did you first run?. Carol and I have been married 43 years raising four children in Darke County. We have been blessed with seven grandchildren all under the age of 9. Five of the grandchildren live within 3 miles of home.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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Beanz Buttercream holds ribbon cutting at new location

GREENVILLE — Beanz Buttercream Bakery and Eatery held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location, 180 E. Third Street in Greenville, on May 16. The Darke County Chamber of Commerce and Greenville City officials were on hand, along with approximately 50 customers, eager to tour the new space.
GREENVILLE, OH