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Versailles slips in playoff ratings

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COLUMBUS — With two weeks left in the regular season the Versailles football team remains in playoff position, but the Tigers slipped in the standings for the third consecutive week.In the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s fifth weekly computer ratings release of the season, Versailles fell one spot to seventh in Division VI Region 22 this week. Versailles was ranked fourth in its region in the first and second ratings releases of the season following weeks four and five. However, the Tigers have fell one spot in each subsequent week.

 

Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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Frens, Kester named 1st team all-GWOC North

GREENVILLE — Greenville goalkeepers AJ Frens and Ashton Kester both were named to the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division’s first teams for boys and girls soccer.Frens was named first team all-GWOC North in boys soccer. He led all GWOC boys soccer players with 218 saves this season.Kester was named first team all-GWOC North in girls soccer. She led all GWOC girls soccer players with 252 goals this season.Additionally, Greenville junior C...

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Meditations available

DARKE COUNTY - Need a pick up to get through the week or some enrichment in your faith life? Check out the daily meditations now on facebook that could go a long way toward making each day a little better.Daily meditations, written by Rev. John Person, are posted on the Greenville First Presbyterian site with scripture references to reinforce one’s walk with Christ each day.“Like us or just click on for a quick lift of spirit, the experience takes little time...

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3 Lady Wave volleyball players named all-GWOC North

GREENVILLE — A trio of Greenville volleyball players earned all-division honors from the Greater Western Ohio Conference.Greenville senior Lindy Cummings was named second team all-GWOC North by the conference.Lady Wave senior Alyssa Baumgardner and Lady Wave sophomore Logan Tabler both were named to the GWOC North’s special mention team.Troy’s Lauren Freed was named the GWOC North volleyball player of the year, and Troy’s Michele Owen w...

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GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

WASHINGTON - While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away.Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors ...

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Ohio agency to get $300,000 for Ebola protection

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Health won approval Monday to buy thousands of additional protective outfits to prepare for the possibility of the state’s first Ebola case.The agency, acting because a Dallas nurse tested positive for the virus after flying from Texas to Cleveland, also received permission to contract with a biohazard company for cleanup and decontamination.Treatment of a single patient for one day would require 240 sets of protective equipm...

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No Darke County teams included in state rankings

COLUMBUS — For the second week in a row no Darke County football teams are included in the latest Associated Press state rankings.Versailles was ranked No. 12 in Division VI two weeks ago in the fourth weekly poll of the season but remained out of the state rankings in the most recent installment. The Tigers’ brief inclusion in the poll was the lone time a Darke County football team cracked the state rankings this year.A number of teams with Darke County conn...

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FM wins 4th consecutive sectional

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Monroe boys soccer team won its fourth consecutive sectional championship on Monday to advance to the district finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament.Franklin Monroe beat Yellow Springs 2-0 in the sectional championship game on Monday at Franklin High School. The Jets had played the Bulldogs to a 1-1 tie in their season opener on Aug. 23 at Crew Stadium in Columbus but scored a pair of first half goals the second time around to ...

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It must be October

The leaves are changing color, the temperatures are falling, and once again my room has been invaded by leering jack-o’lanterns, creepy spiders and bats. It must be October.October seems to be the month of field trips for the younger students. On Oct. 9, the first graders attended the annual FFA Safety Awareness Days. Each year, the Greenville High School FFA sponsors Safety Awareness Days. The high school students set up different stations to help the younger children learn ...

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Outside in

Wet laundry no longer hung on the line. Mom hung it instead on the clothes line in the basement. The clothing took a long time to dry with the basement feeling as damp as the fall weather outside. The season changed as did life back that lane on Neff Road.From the days of playing outside, we now built forts and flew across the barn on the swing. It was not sunny and dry enough to play in the creek bottom, and it was too early to anticipate winter snow. An in-between time when life ...

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Halloween celebration this Sunday

Rainy weather has slowed autumn’s harvest of farm crops. Perhaps fields will be open and busy by the time this column appears.Heard a weather report last night that was highlighted by saying this winter’s weather will be less severe than last year. Less heavy snow and less frigid days. I am not sure if that matches the woolly worm predictions but it certainly caught my attention.The leaves have been turning into splendid splashes of color and driving through ...

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Boulders, mountains and moons

The author Kurt Vonnegut wrote that it might be a great mistake that the universe contains matter that “…can think and feel. It complains so.” Often, “it” (i.e., we) also thinks quite poorly.There are occasions—many occasions—when I look at one or more of my children in the aftermath of some event and wonder (sometimes aloud), “What are you thinking?”. There are other occasions when I stare them down and exclaim (sometimes silen...

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Candidates for state rep. face off

DARKE COUNTY- On Monday The League of Women Voters of Darke County sponsored a non-partisan candidates forum at Tri-Village high school.Focusing on the race for the 80th house district state representative seat, Republican candidate Stephen Huffman and Democrat Jonathan Michalski addressed questions and concerns from those in attendance.Candidates were immediately asked what they feel are the biggest issues facing the district and their plans for working toward a solutio...

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Commissioners confirm Big Lots closing

GREENVILLE - On Monday the Darke County commissioners confirmed the impending closing of retail, closeout, chain-store, Big Lots located at 633 Wagner Ave.“The rumor has been confirmed. Big Lots did give us official notice today that they are closing up,” stated Commissioner Mike Rhoades. “And contrary to rumors out there, it didn’t close because of the commissioners. There was a serious effort made in this office to get them to stay by offering a reduction ...

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Harvest party slated

GREENVILLE - JC’s Coffee House officials are announcing their annual harvest party from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24.All ages are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.“If you’ve never been to the coffeehouse, now is the time to come and have a good time,” said organizers. “We will be having a hayride, weather permitting, cornhole game with prizes and enough interest.”Popcorn, pretzels and apple cider will be fr...

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Popular Union City building under renovations

UNION CITY, Ohio - Ted Leahey said “207,” the building on Oak Street which he and Rick Root have been remodeling for three years was a popular place this past weekend during the Union City, Indiana’s first Arts Festival.“The Ball State show was in here,” he said. “We had 18 or 20 pieces from artists. We put the art up at the donors’ reception.”Leahey said the Preservation Society hopes it eventually becomes a coffee shop wh...

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Haworth named Republican of the Year

DARKE COUNTY - Terry Haworth was named the 2014 Darke County Republican of the Year on Sunday evening at the Darke County Republican Pig Roast.“Well, I’m surprised - what a surprise,” said Haworth shaking his head in disbelief. “…I had the opportunity to serve as county commissioner for 20 years. They were good years and good times and it was a great opportunity to serve the people of Darke County. I always try to work hard and do my best…”...

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