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Homicide suspect appears for a pretrial hearing

GREENVILLE — Ashlee R. Fletcher appeared for a pretrial hearing. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided. Fletcher, 37, of Greenville, appeared via video conference from the Darke County Jail for a pretrial hearing pertaining to three cases. Case one is a one count indictment for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Case two has two charges: tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree, and abuse of a corpse, a felony of the fifth degree. Case three pertains to having a weapon while under disability, a felony of the third degree.
GREENVILLE, OH
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Officer Seara Burton's K-9 being retired

RICHMOND, Ind. — The Richmond Police Department is retiring Officer Seara Burton's K-9 partner, Brev. Brev had been cared for by Det. Scott Glover at his home since Officer Burton was injured on Aug. 10. Glover is a former K-9 handler with the department. Brev is now in the...
RICHMOND, IN
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Fair board will not move forward with community center

GREENVILLE — After holding an executive session at their special meeting last week and an executive session at their regular meeting on Wednesday, the Darke County Agricultural Society’s board of directors made a decision on one of the buildings they were considering building. The executive sessions were for matters that must be kept confidential as they were discussing bids and possible re-bids.
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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5 new dogs are waiting at the Darke County Animal Shelter to be adopted

5 new dogs are waiting at the Darke County Animal Shelter to be adopted, each one of them the perfect pet for someone out there. All of them got the Bordatella and Parvo/Lepto/Distemper vaccines, are dewormed and are heartworm negative and microchipped. The Shelter’s adoption fees are $90 cash/check. Their...
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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SHIPMAN: NO COMMENT ON PHILLIP LEE CRIMINAL CASE

(Richmond, IN)--While covering the story of Warm Glow Candle’s $26,000 donation to the Richmond Police Department’s K-9 program Wednesday, Newscenter 7’s John Bedell came into contact with Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman. Bedell asked Shipman the question that seems to be on the minds of a lot of people…when will the charges against Phillip Lee be updated to reflect the death of Officer Seara Burton? Shipman’s response, according to Bedell’s tweet, is that he would have no comment on the case. Lee remains in a northern Indiana prison.
RICHMOND, IN
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Commissioners discuss Broadband, Domestic Violence

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Thursday to discuss broadband and Domestic Violence. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall, and Larry Holmes were present. A proposal between the GBA Systems Integrators, LLC and Darke County Commissioners was approved. The proposal is in relation to the Rural Communications...
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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High School football week eight preview

DARKE COUNTY — The final stretch of the high school football season has arrived. With October now here, playoffs are just around the corner. It’s time for teams to make the most out of their remaining schedule to get a spot in the playoffs. Most have a spot realistically locked up and are playing for seeding. Other teams are trying to sneak in.
DARKE COUNTY, OH

Mobile home destroyed after fire in Darke County

DARKE COUNTY — Crews were called to battle a fire that broke out in a mobile home Wednesday in Ansonia. Darke County dispatch confirmed crews responded to the fire in the 200 block of Covington Street. The fire was reported around 11:20 a.m., according to initial reports. Dispatch confirmed...
DARKE COUNTY, OH

Two city employees suspended; probe of finances underway

MUNCIE, Ind. — Two city employees have been suspended with pay pending resolution of a financial-related investigation. A Wednesday press release issued by Mayor Dan Ridenour's administration did not identify the employees by name or specify what department they worked for. "During routine payment processing within the city controller's...
MUNCIE, IN
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Greenville Police Blotter

HARASSMENT: At 1:06 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Greenville Police Department in reference to a harassment complaint. The female victim advised that around midnight of that day, she was at a friend’s residence in the 500 block of Swetizer Street when the suspect, Jase Blocher, followed her to the residence and began yelling at her out of his vehicle window. She advised they do have a one-year-old daughter together, but she advised the daughter was not with her at the time; therefore, he didn’t have a reason to follow her. She advised police had trespassed him from the residence, and she did not feel safe knowing he was around. It was advised Blocher had sent her death threats for her and her current boyfriend before he deleted them from the chat. Officers were able to get the messages from her apple watch, as messages do not delete from the watch unless she deletes them. The female victim advised she no longer feels safe with the messages he sent her and photos of the messages were taken to be put into the case file. Blocher was issued a citation for telecommunications harassment.
GREENVILLE, OH
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SEARA BURTON'S POLICE VEHICLE TO BE PLACED IN PERMANENT LOCATION

(Richmond, IN)--If you’ve been by the Richmond Municipal Building in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that the tribute to Officer Seara Burton – which included her police vehicle – has been removed. Richmond Mayor Dave Snow said that the vehicle is being moved to a new, permanent location and that more information about that would be shared soon. Meanwhile, area businesses continue to contribute to local law enforcement in response to Seara’s death. Tuesday, the Warm Glow Candle Company in Centerville presented RPD with a check for $26,000 that was the result of sales of thin blue line candles that they made and sold for a week.
RICHMOND, IN
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3 hurt in 2-vehicle crash outside Decatur

ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Three people were hospitalized after a crash Tuesday morning in Adams County. The crash happened around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of C.R. 200 W and C.R. 500 N, about 2 miles west of Decatur. According to a report from the Adams County Sheriff’s...
ADAMS COUNTY, IN
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Muncie suspends 2 employees over accounting 'inconsistencies'

The city of Muncie suspended two employees after discovering some accounting “inconsistencies" and asked Indiana State Police to look into the matter. https://fox59.com/indiana-news/muncie-suspends-2-employees-over-accounting-inconsistencies/. Muncie suspends 2 employees over accounting ‘inconsistencies’. The city of Muncie suspended two employees after discovering some accounting “inconsistencies" and asked Indiana State Police to...
MUNCIE, IN
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Darke County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit assisted Mercer County Sheriffs with Suspected Fentanyl Arrests

Celina, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the arrest of two individuals on drug related charges. On 10/4/2022 at 6:23 PM Mercer County Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Fort Recovery Minster Road and Us Rte 127, in Granville Township. The vehicle was driven by 31 year old Aron Lange of Celina, who had 27 year old Dustin Kitchen of Celina, as a passenger.
MERCER COUNTY, OH
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Fall into Christmas Food Truck Rally & Craft Show

Darke County will showcase the 6th annual Fall into Christmas Food Truck Rally & Craft Show on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10am-7pm at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds is located at 800 Sweitzer Street in Greenville, Ohio. The food truck rally and craft show will be a celebration of local, small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in the United States, Ohio and Darke County. Come out and help support them during this food truck and craft show celebration. These local small businesses need your support NOW more than ever!
DARKE COUNTY, OH
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