Darke County, OHPosted by
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Man flown to hospital after Darke County motorcycle crash

DARKE COUNTY — A male motorcyclist was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with critical injuries after being ejected from his motorcycle after a head-on crash in near Union City. According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 2:58 p.m., Gary Charles III, 34, of...
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Richmond, INcbs4indy.com

Rumored gang members arrested as part of a multi-agency effort in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ind. — Police in Richmond have arrested four men with ties to a so-called gang that officials say has operating in Richmond and Wayne County for several months. According to a news release, the Richmond Police Department along with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Preble County, Ohio Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Safe Streets Task Force) mobilized and executed a number of arrest warrants during the early morning hours of Wednesday.
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Indiana StateWANE-TV

Official: Manhole covers likely caused Indiana girl’s burns

YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a toddler whose hands and feet were badly burned as she was playing at a central Indiana splash pad is believed to have been injured by manhole covers left hot by exposure to sunlight. Seventeen-month-old Kai’Brea Maurice was hospitalized after being burned Monday at...
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Greenville, OHDayton Daily News

Greenville motorcyclist critically injured in head-on crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured Thursday afternoon in a head-on crash in Darke County. Gary Charles III, 34, of Greenville, was headed west shortly before 3 p.m. when he drove his red 2007 Yamaha Royal Star motorcycle left of center while negotiating a curve in the 1100 block of Converse Road in Washington Twp., according preliminary investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.
Winchester, INDaily Advocate

ARCA Menards Series & Midwest Modifieds race Saturday at Winchester Speedway

WINCHESTER, Ind. — There will be a lot on the line when the ARCA Menards Series takes to the 37-degree banks at Winchester Speedway this Saturday night. The Calypso Lemonade 200 is first and foremost a part of the ARCA Menards Series championship, and that championship battle is turning into a war between new leader Ty Gibbs and now challenger Corey Heim. Gibbs assumed the championship lead with his sixth victory of the season last Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, while Heim, who has four wins of his own this season, now sits second just four points behind.
Richmond, INearlham.edu

Junior Kate Wallace promoting safety through her art in Richmond

Earlham College junior Kate Wallace has designed a new street art project that is the focal point of a neighborhood safety initiative by the City of Richmond. Wallace joined a team of volunteers this week to paint the mural in the city’s historic Starr Neighborhood at the intersection of North 19th and C streets. The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce joined city officials for a ribbon cutting project on Tuesday to celebrate the project’s completion.
Greenville, OHDaily Advocate

Called to console, blessed beyond measure

GREENVILLE — Darke County is rich in heritage and traditions, from patriots serving Washington’s cause, to pioneers seeking opportunities to thrive, to families wishing to farm the land and build a legacy within this beloved Ohio valley that has become ‘home.’. For generations, small town communities have connected with each...
Muncie, INmunciejournal.com

Brooke Stallings Receives ‘Brilliant Firefly Award’ For Service to Muncie Community

INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) joined Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch on Wednesday (July 28) to honor Brooke Stallings with the Brilliant Firefly Award for her dedicated service to the Muncie community. The Lieutenant Governor’s Brilliant Firefly Award celebrates young Hoosiers who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating outstanding community...
Yorktown, INwfft.com

Town Manager: Manhole covers likely caused Yorktown girl’s burns

YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A toddler whose hands and feet were badly burned as she was playing at a central Indiana splash pad is believed to have been injured by manhole covers left hot by exposure to sunlight, officials said. Seventeen-month-old Kai’Brea Maurice was hospitalized after being burned Monday at...
Hagerstown, INPosted by
Hagerstown News Beat

Hagerstown Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Hagerstown: Thursday, July 29: Slight chance of rain showers then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight;
Greenville, OHDaily Advocate

DCCA gearing up for business as usual

By now you should have received your brochure announcing the upcoming 2021-22 season of presentations from Darke County Center for the Arts. And yes, the brochure outlining the exciting program year that Artistic Director David Warner has finally been able to schedule (after dealing with myriad COVID-19-related difficulties) finally arrived — a bit later than usual; during the interim between DCCA’s last season of scheduled presentations and now, much usual activity was canceled, postponed, or is still in a limbo due to lingering effects of the pandemic. And yes, in order to allow DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan the time necessary to record and respond to the usual volume of ticket requests prior to the initial DCCA show, the deadline for holding coveted seats in glorious Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall for renewing ticket holders comes more quickly than usual. And yes, if you have renewed, you have not yet received those precious tickets; but be assured, DCCA staff is eagerly — and somewhat frantically — gearing up for business as usual in this unusual time.
Darke County, OHDaily Advocate

Feline Friday Adoptable ‘Cool Cats’

DARKE COUNTY — “Cool cats,” both full grown and kittens, are just waiting to be adopted into loving homes, and are available now at the Darke County Humane Society, located at 7053 OH-49, in Greenville. One “cool cat” fact is that although they do not have “nine lives,” cats have...
Randolph County, INWinchester News Gazette

Scott's Stumper

The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County. Look for the answer each Thursday in The News-Gazette and see if Scott stumped you!
Darke County, OHSidney Daily News

Local band releases album with Grammy-winning producer

GREENVILLE — The Darke County family band Shannon Clark & the Sugar recently released their sophomore album, “Marks on the Wall.”. The album is a collection of soulful, personal songs tackling the human condition, loneliness, and moving on. Produced by Grammy award-winning Mark Howard – who most notably has worked on albums with artists including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and U2 – “Marks on the Wall” is a blend of styles and sounds that creates a record that Howard says, “has the magic.”
Losantville, INWinchester News Gazette

Marriage Licenses Issued

Candy J. Stevenson, 57, of Losantville, Indiana to Kelly Vance Hobbs, 57, of Lynn, Indiana. Macy Godown, 22, of Union City, Indiana to Taylor Koon, 29, of Union City, Indiana. Rover Chavez Garcia, 26, of Winchester, Indiana to Lindsey McCoy, 23, of Winchester, Indiana. Michelle Deeann Dann, 46, of Winchester,...
Union City, INearlybirdpaper.com


UNION CITY, Ind. — Wilma Arlene Burk, 89, of Union City, Ind., went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her home. She was born July 10, 1932, in Randolph County, to the late Otis and Beatrice (Pearson) Lamb. She married Fred Burk on January 16, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2016.
Winchester, INWinchester News Gazette

Looking Back...

It’s that time of year again, county fairs and marching band contests are in full swing. Winchester Community High School Marching Show Band, “The Force” performed their show honoring the “Greatest Generation” at a contest at Muncie Central last weekend. “The Force” always does well in competition. The same was true 47 years ago this week.
Winchester, INWinchester News Gazette

What's Happening

JUNE 7 - JULY 30, 2021. Monroe Central School Corporation - Free Summer Meals Program. Kids 18 & under eat free breakfast & lunch. Located at the Parker City United Methodist Church (in back) and the Farmland City Building from 12-1 pm from June 7th thru July 30th (No meal service July 5-9). Adults may purchase a meal for $3.