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Barn destroyed after fire in Preble Co.

WEST MANCHESTER — Emergancy crews responded to a barn fire in West Manchester late Sunday night. According to initial scanner traffic, crews were called out to the 9700 block of Monroe Central Road around 11:38 p.m. Early reports suggest livestock live in the barn. Further details have not been made...
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Bellbrook family creates inclusive board game during pandemic

BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) — Throughout the pandemic, families spent more time together at home than ever before. With that extra time, a Bellbrook family claims they cracked the code for a more fun and inclusive family game night. “We saw a dice probability board on a phone and we were like what can we do […]
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Greenville City Schools – Levy Information:

On November 2, 2021, Greenville City Schools will have on the ballot a request to renew a 4.15 mill emergency levy. This levy, originally passed by the community in the Spring of 2012 for a period of 10 years, is set to expire. The original 2012 levy was passed for the same 4.15 mills as requested on the November 2, 2021 ballot.

DCCA Ghost Walks return next weekend

Darke County Center for the Arts’ Halloween-season Ghost Walk fundraiser will take place in downtown Greenville on Friday, October 29, and move to Greenville Union Cemetery where a different set of spooky stories will be told on Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31. As in the past, the Cemetery Ghost Walk will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mausoleum located on cemetery grounds where groups will be led by tour guides; however, the format for the downtown Greenville walk has changed. Tickets will be on sale at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall from 5:30 until 8:30 on Friday, October 29; participants will be given a map identifying the locations where storytellers will start spinning their tales at 15-minute intervals from 6 p.m. through 8:45 p.m. Patrons can proceed at their own pace to partake of as many ghost stories as they wish; however, those beginning their journey after 6:45 p.m. will not be able to get to every destination in time to hear all of the stories.
Washington Times-Herald

Cattle dogs training helps farmers remain independent

On a farm in Union City, a large crowd gathered recently to watch arguably some of the hardest-working farmhands hone their craft. A dark form weaved in and out of a cramped mass of mud-caked hooves, dodging errant kicks with the agility of an Olympic gymnast, as it moved almost soundlessly across the packed dirt.

Lost Cat - Union City IN

City where animal was lost or found - Union City, IN. Details of animal (breed, size, color, name, collar, etc) - black and white, intact male cat. long haired. name is Brooklyn.

The Best KitchenAid Mixers You Can Buy in 2021

Thanks to its unsurpassed craftsmanship and over 100 years of dependability, KitchenAid stand mixers have inserted themselves into kitchens across America (and the world) as a staple appliance. Homes and professional kitchens alike rely on KitchenAid’s quality stand mixers every day to churn out delicious baked goods, sauces, dressings, desserts, and more. With the corporate offices located in Benton Harbor, MI, and the assembly plant in Greenville, OH, Midwesterners proudly churn out thousands of mixers per year.
Sidney Daily News

A luxury experience

SIDNEY — Beauticians Alex Eisenhardt and Heather Lengerich are co-owners of the Shear Luxe salon, a company that is thriving in the post-COVID-19 salon closures mandated earlier this year. Following the end of the mandate, they held a ribbon cutting event attended by Mayor Mike Barhorst and Shelby County Commissioner...
Sidney Daily News

Let yourself go

• Packer Historical Center, 112 W. Main St., Anna, is open Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. • Martial arts classes teaching karate and jujitsu will be held from children aged 6 through adults at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Classes will be held on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners at a cost of $22 for members and $40 for non-members for four classes. Advanced classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $44 for members and $80 for non-members for four classes. All classes are taught by Sensei David Smith, in partnership with Jukido-Kai School-Martial Arts.

Speakeasy Steak & Ale House

The Speakeasy Steak & Ale House is your premier location for choice cut steak, chicken, ribs and seafood; located in the heart of downtown Celina Ohio. Featuring over 200 varieties of craft beer, a wide variety of fine spirits, Scotch and "old-time" favorites; let us recommend a selection for your meal.

Company 7 BBQ Claims 11th Best of the Best Title

The National Barbecue News has named Company 7 BBQ, one of the 21 Best of the Best 2021 Barbecue Restaurants in America. This is the 11th consecutive year in a row that Company 7 has been recognized as an annual Best of the Best Barbecue restaurant in the entire USA.
Dayton Daily News

FOODIE ALERT: Frida’s Mexican Kitchen & Bar opens in popular restaurant space

A new restaurant has opened in a former Tipp City eatery location with a brand new face running the place. Frida’s Mexican Kitchen & Bar has opened in the former space of Greenfire Fresh — formerly known as Greenfire Bistro — at 965 W Main St. in Tipp City. Frida’s owner and Troy resident, Rafael Ramirez, said he loves the people of Tipp City and is excited about the restaurant’s location.
Daily Advocate

GHS winter walking program resumes in November

GREENVILLE — This year, Greenville High School will again open its doors to community members seeking a free, warm, and safe place to walk on winter evenings. The public is invited to walk at the high school from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Nov. 29 and continuing through Mar. 24, 2022. There will be no walking during Christmas break. Also, if school is closed during a day or there are parent/teacher conferences, then it will be closed to walking that evening. A complete calendar of available walking dates will be available to walkers at the sign-in desk.
Daily Advocate

DCCA Coffee House Series opens with Zak Morgan

GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts will present zany singer/songwriter Zak Morgan to open its 2021-2022 Coffee House Series on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Montage Cafe. “We are excited to once again be able to invite patrons to our Coffee House shows where they can enjoy first-rate entertainment in a cozy intimate setting while enjoying food and drink, all at a low, low ticket cost,” said DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan.

Krave Creamery opens in Wapakoneta

WAPAKONETA — Justin and Dena Wireman have opened Krave Creamery at 102 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta. On Wednesday, the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting to officially welcome them to the downtown. “We wanted to really boost downtown Wapak,” Dena said. “This building had sat empty for a...

New Mexican Eatery Opens in Tipp City

Rafael Ramirez was born in Mexico, moved with his family to California when he was 4. His father and his uncles bought a restaurant and he grew up around the business. With over 17 years of experience in the business, he spent the past 3 1/2 years working at El Tequila restaurant in Piqua, learning all the roles needed to run the eatery. He knew he wanted to own his own business, so when the former Chin’s location became available in Tipp City he jumped at the chance to make his dream come true.