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Stewart announces new construction project at Eldora

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ROSSBURG – Tony Stewart continues to invest in Eldora Speedway as he announced prior to Wednesday’s MudSummer Classic that a multipurpose building will be constructed in the track’s infield.Construction on the new infield building is slated to begin in October, and it is scheduled to be ready in the spring of 2015. The new building will include a media center, infield hospitality suite, infield care center, new restrooms and new concession stands.


Summer Youth Work Experience helps developmentally disabled

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities has several programs for older children to help transition to adulthood, one such program, Bridges to Transition, helps young adults, ages 14 to 21, learn more about having a job, and helping to provide work experience, said Beth Jennings, coordinator for the program.“We are providing vocational education and work skills training,” Jennings commented.

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Governor helps kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The annual Ohio State Fair has kicked off in Columbus.The new attractions this year include a bear show, a gymnastics and dance performance on horseback, and foods such as the sloppy donut, banana dog, chicken dog and funnel cake sundae.Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) joined general manager Virgil Strickler in opening ceremonies Wednesday. Kasich then toured parts of the fairgrounds with his wife, Karen, and their twin 14-year-old daugh...

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Peanut Butter Crumb Pie

Introducing a new Amish CookHi. I’m Gloria Yoder, age 24. I’m an ordinary Amish housewife and mother and, yes, I love it. My husband Daniel and I have been blessed with over 4 years of marriage. We were thrilled when God added a baby girl to our hearts and lives 2 1 /2 years ago. We named her Julia Rose. She is our little sunshine. We also anticipate the arrival of another bundle in November. Julia is all excited about being a big sister.

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Greenville teen arrested in Tuesday theft

GREENVILLE - Greenville Police Department released the name of the individual arrested Tuesday in regards to the rash of vehicle fires and thefts from vehicles.Joshua Willis, 18, of Greenville, is currently being held in the Mercer County Jail on a theft charge, Greenville PD stated.The investigation so far has uncovered eight vehicle fires, and at least seven additional thefts from vehicles in the early morning hours of July 22.Anyone with information is aske...

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LaRoche’s HR rallies Nationals past Rockies, 7-4

DENVER (AP) — Adam LaRoche has been scuffling this month. He hopes one swing will turn things around.LaRoche broke out of a July slump with a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.It was the Nationals fourth straight win and increased their NL East Division lead to two games over Atlanta, which lost to Miami on Tuesday.The win might have co...

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Succulents: Summertime

Summer and succulents just naturally go together. Succulents make excellent container plants because they’re easy to grow and need almost no care. You have heard “all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti” That is true – a cactus is a succulent because of its ability to store water.Succulents will look fabulous in groups on a deck or patio as an accent, or in a fantastic huge concrete or faux stone urn as a focal point.A great loo...

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Talent in magic shows

Our humble home was the site of two great magic shows last week.The first was created and executed by the “The Magnificent Mary, our eldest daughter Mary Irene, and her assistant, an Egyptian princess named “Peg-arie-gela,” our 9-year-old Joyce who couldn’t decide whether to call herself Peggy, Marie, or Angela.Their show included card tricks, scarf tricks, and a singing flower. Admission was one penny and well worth it.The second show ...

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Nonprofit starts housing program for veterans

CELINA — A non-profit veterans organization is partnering with a construction company in Celina to provide affordable housing for veterans and serving soldiers in Ohio.“We purchased two [housing] lots from the city of Celina and will build on one lot and after that we’ll see what needs will be in Auglaize and Darke Counties,” said Homer Burnett, president of Lots for Soldiers in Celina.The first new home in Celina is expected to go to a U.S. Navy ...

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Model T tour rolls through Greenville

GREENVILLE - Nineteen Ford vehicles built from about 1909 to 1923 rolled through the streets of Greenville Monday afternoon on a Model T tour from the Model T Museum in the Depot District of Richmond, Indiana.They came to Greenville for a tour of downtown, specifically the KitchenAid Experience, explained Susan Wiltshire, wife of Tony, the “leader of the pack.” After lunch and some shopping, they headed to Historic Bear’s Mill for a tour, before heading to Fountai...

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Residents can take steps to prevent thefts

DARKE COUNTY — Increases in thefts and vandalism during the summer months requires more initiative from the citizens in way of prevention, said Darke County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mark Deputy Whittaker.He said that residents can be more proactive, more neighborly, looking out for each other. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious people, to make that call, so law enforcement can investigate, too.Crime prevention tips include to document your personal prop...

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Bradford hosts junior high girls basketball shootout

BRADFORD — Bradford hosted a junior high girls basketball shootout on Saturday with several local teams as the Lady Railroaders attempt to build up their junior high program.Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Miami East, Versailles and Wapakoneta were among those in attendance as the Railroaders hosted the shootout for the second year in a row. Franklin Monroe and Greenville were new to the shootout this year.The shootout went well, Bradford varsity girls baske...

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Greenville hit by rash of car arsons, breakins

GREENVILLE - Greenville’s law enforcement and first responders were busy Tuesday morning as they responded to a rash of calls regarding vehicle fires and break-ins, reported Lieutenant Steve Strick of the Greenville Police Department.One arrest had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.It was a busy time for Greenville Police Department, Strick added, because they have to make sure to hit all three reports on each fire, including the initial report, the technical work,...

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Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.He vowed he would continue to live his life, and made good on that promise Friday night when he climbed into a car at Tri-City Motor Speedway in...

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Light Foundation does service at Brethren Retirement Community

GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation provided the manpower to construct a new pergola and do some ground maintenance on Monday at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.“We came here last year, and we has some unbelievable feedback from the community,” Matt Light, founder of The Light Foundation, said. “More importantly these guys really enjoyed coming here last year. They got to meet residents, and they came away with a feeling like they really did so...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Daily Advocate is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to stori...

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Miami County investigates fatal crash

MIAMI COUNTY - The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of State Route 41 and Washington Road, in Concord Township. The crash was reported at 12:31 p.m.Miami County’s crash reconstruction team has preliminarily determined that a 2004 Buick sedan operated by Melinda S. Flory (age 61), of W. State Route 718, Covington, was traveling north on Washington Road, and was in the middle of the intersectio...

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Greenville Public Library to show Annie Oakley documentary

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Public Library will be showing the PBS American Experience documentary “Annie Oakley” on Saturday at 1 p.m.This probing production examines the dramatic life of a uniquely American icon whose complex character manifested many of the paradoxes of the nation.The public is invited to view this excellent film in the third floor Meeting Room, 520 Sycamore Street, Greenville. Admission is free and snacks are welcome.

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