GREENVILLE – In cooperation with Wayne HealthCare, Premier Health is expanding its Telestroke Network into Greenville to quickly diagnose patients who are exhibiting signs of a stroke.With the implementation of the Telestroke Network, a stroke patient arriving at the Wayne HealthCare emergency center can be examined via a computer linked to one of six on-call stroke specialists practicing at Premier Health any time of the day or night.The telemedicine system is already in place at all Premier Health emergency departments. The Premier Health hospitals were the first in the Dayton area to introduce telemedicine to treat stroke patients.
DARKE COUNTY - Back in 2011, one of the most well-renowned contemporary photographers paid a very special visit to Darke County’s Garst Museum, in an effort to get to know it’s most famous native.That photographer was Annie Leibovitz, an American portrait photographer, and her goal was to capture Annie Oakley’s unique history and personality through some of her most iconic items and locales.Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photoj...
GREENVILLE – This Good Friday, five Greenville churches united once again for the annual devotion known as “The Way of the Cross.”The event, which is sponsored by The Greater Greenville Ministerial Association, seeks to tell the story of Jesus Christ in his last hours, culminating with his death on the cross.On Friday the event started at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, where members of the service were invited to carry a large wooden cross repr...
DARKE COUNTY - The dates for spring planting vary from crop to crop, but the “ideal planting” window for one of Darke County’s most plentiful crops, corn, is April 10 to May 10, said Sam Custer, Ohio State University Extension - Darke County, ag and natural resources educator.“During the two to three weeks of optimal corn planting time, there is, on average, only one out of three days when field work can occur,” Custer stated, just one of the many chal...
DARKE COUNTY - Darke County roadways are cleaner once again, thanks to the Trash Bash held this past weekend in the Darke County Solid Waste Management event.Krista Fourman, district director, reported 1,124 people registered to help for the seventh annual event.“We had wonderful weather,” she said. “They picked up 7.07 tons of trash and 1.48 tons of recyclable materials.”That’s not the most that was collected in past Trash Bashes...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new rule took effect Thursday in Ohio that bans the sale and use of two chemicals drug dealers have used to pass off harmful synthetic drugs as legal substances.The compounds — PB-22 and 5F-PB-22 and their variations — are often sprayed on plant materials to mimic the effects of marijuana. They are typically sold in head shops and marketed as herbal incense products.Ohio officials are hoping the new rule will help stymie illegal-...
GREENVILLE - The Greenville City Swimming Pool will be opening up on Memorial Day and will remain open until the first day of the Darke County Fair.In the meantime, the pool is getting sandblasted and painted in preparation of opening day, according to Deb Berger, who has been park manager since June 17, 2013.Caleb Custer is the new pool manager. He is a familiar face at the pool.He has gotten the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society...
DARKE COUNTY -The Western Ohio Fracking Awareness Coalition (WOFAC) held a public forum on Tuesday entitled, “Toxic Truth,” which aimed to inform and dissuade the public of contemporary hydraulic fracturing.WOFAC, led by local community members Jan Teaford, Susan Spille and Rita McCans, serves as a grassroots movement to raise awareness of fracking and fracking waste in an effort to protect regional water, air, soil and the public’s health.
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