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Greenville goes 4-0 in scrimmages at Celina

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CELINA — Aaron Shaffer saw the Greenville football team as having a run-oriented offense, but after Friday’s seven-on-seven passing scrimmage at Celina the Green Wave coach left feeling more confident in his team’s passing.Greenville traveled to Celina Friday to scrimmage against Bryan, Celina, Crestview and Fort Loramie — a group that includes three 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff teams in Bryan, Crestview and Fort Loramie. Score was kept in each scrimmage with the Green Wave ending the day undefeated with a 4-0 record.


Council to study generation rates

Staff ReportVERSAILLES - Versailles Village Council okayed a recommendation from the personnel and policies committee on customer-owned electrical generation at its meeting Monday night to prepare legislation to adopt the new energy standards and rates.

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Freeman puts health care, family first

By Linda Moodylmoody@civitasmedia.comGREENVILLE - Kim (Fourman) Freeman, MS, RN, NEA-BC, solidified her yearning to get into health care when she was in high school.In her freshman year at Arcanum, a classmate’s mother came into the school to speak on careers.“She spoke about nursing and how exciting and rewarding it is,” said Freeman. “That definitely started my interest in health care.”

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So much good stuff going on this weekend

Darke County Center for the Arts exists to promote the arts and encourage cultural enrichment in our community. But DCCA is far from being the only local entity offering culturally enriching activities; in fact, so many opportunities exist that you probably cannot attend them all. But you can have a whole lot of fun attempting to participate in as many entertaining, educational and enriching local events as possible.

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Two suspects to be charged for multiple arsons, thefts

GREENVILLE - Two suspects have been named, and charges will be filed, regarding the July 22 vehicle fires and thefts from vehicles. The suspects are Joshua C. Willis, 18, and Lowell “Bill” Bowers, 34, both of Greenville.Charges include multiple arsons, thefts, and felony theft, and will be filed with the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 937-548-4150 opt. 2, or the Darke Coun...

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And just what are your thoughts?

Currently there are so many tragedies and situations going on in the world. Most of the headline news is taking place in other countries, which is outside of United State’s control; however the border immigration topic is a USA concern. Any political or religious topic is best not discussed, except that approach does not seem to be working so well.

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Fairs play key role in food production

The beginning of another Ohio State Fair means fun-filled days and the making of many great memories for families all across Ohio. In addition to a place to enjoy lemon shake-ups, brave the midway rides, and find the most recent deep-fried treat to be tried, fairs also play a vital role in the future of our state. Fairs help educate the public about the importance of agriculture, and they support another cycle of youth involvement in responsible food and agriculture production.

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Maher shoots her way to the title

GREENVILLE - Hayley Maher spent much of Thursday at the Ohio State Fair, bringing home quite a few awards, and then went on to win the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest at York Woods that night.Hayley, the 14-year-old daughter of Amy and Gene Maher and sponsored by Western Ohio Podiatric Medical Center, won the competition in just two rounds of action.“Good,” was what she responded softly with after being asked how she felt about winning the contest....

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Wallace wins 2nd annual Mudsummer Classic at Eldora

ROSSBURG — Darrell Wallace Jr.’s inexperience racing on dirt didn’t hinder him Wednesday night as he won the second annual Mudsummer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.Wallace said he was still trying to figure out what he was doing driving on Eldora’s clay surface in the final laps Wednesday and credited his strong crew and truck for helping to guide him to victory.“This is awesome,” the Kyle Busch Motor...

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Stewart makes pitch to bring Sprint Cup to Eldora

ROSSBURG — Tony Stewart made a pitch for NASCAR to bring its Sprint Cup and Nationwide series to Eldora Speedway prior to Wednesday’s Mudsummer Classic NASCAR truck race at the half-mile dirt track.Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion and owner of Eldora Speedway, said he wants the NASCAR truck series to continue racing in Rossburg although NASCAR has not committed yet to returning. But he doesn’t want to stop there as he also would like NASCAR ...

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Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation’s cities.Biden spoke at the National Urban League conference, where the theme is “One Nation Underemployed.” Biden said the keys to putting more people in better-paying jobs and spurring economic growth in cities are workforce training to meet today’s business needs and improving roads, br...

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House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out le...

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State leaders working to ensure local control for our schools

Recently I joined families in west central Ohio to participate in “We Will Not Conform,” hosted by Glenn Beck. This program was hosted at movie theatres across the country where viewers served as audience participants in the program that focused on the pitfalls of Common Core. This experience opened my eyes even more to the risks associated with the Common Core and further solidified the need to stop the implementation of it in Ohio.

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Ansonia, Arcanum get final 7-on-7 reps

ARCANUM — Ansonia and Arcanum completed their seven-on-seven passing scrimmages Thursday as the Trojans hosted a six-team event with the two Darke County schools plus Brookville, Lehman Catholic, New Bremen and Union City, Indiana.It was the third seven-on-seven of the season for host Arcanum and not a real good day for the Trojans.“Unfortunately I think out of our three seven-on-sevens, this was the worst one that we played today,” Arcanum football coa...

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‘Legendary’ sidewalk sales draw hundreds downtown

Heather Meade/Advocate photoDowntown Greenville was inundated with customers looking for deals during the “Legendary Annie Oakley Sidewalk Sales” held in conjunction with the annual Annie Oakley Festival. Customers at The KitchenAid Experience were lined up around the store waiting to make their purchases.

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And, then there were six

VERSAILLES - The field of 10 contenders for Miss Annie Oakley was narrowed to six Wednesday night in the preliminaries.Those remaining to compete in the finals tonight are Hannah Gulley, Majennica Nealeigh, Alyssa Baumgardner, Shawna Osborne, Hayley Maher and Katie Hurd.Rachel Francis, who won for best costume, was the first to be eliminated from the contest at 70 feet away from target.Others eliminated were Tara Goubeaux, at 75 feet away, and Hannah Bingham a...

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The Golden Ratio (or The New Math, Part II)

Last week I explained that my wife and I have learned that in the context of our three children and the chaos they generate, 1 + 1 + 1 = a lot more than 3. Put differently, the amigos’ collective rowdy effect is considerably more than the sum of their constituent parts. I also mentioned in last week’s column (“The New Math”) that a certain pattern is emerging in our family—a pattern which I refer to as the “Swensen sequence”. In the “Swensen seq...

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The relationship between twins

There are two types of twins. Fraternal and identical twins.Fraternal twins are one set of twins who may or may not look very much alike and may or may not be the same sex. They are developed from two separate eggs. It appears as if it is two completely separate pregnancies that are taking place at the same time within the mother.Identical twins are developed together and they are of the same sex. Usually they are, as they are properly named for, identical. Unlike Frater...

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