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Bradford’s Barga joins Cincinnati State basketball team

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BRADFORD — An already great year of basketball for Michayla Barga got even better on Thursday as the Bradford senior signed her letter of intent to play college basketball for Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.Barga, the daughter of Sandra Miller, helped lead the Lady Railroaders to a record-breaking season as a senior. The team won a program-record 20 games and won its first Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tournament championship.The Bradford senior attributed her team’s success as a reason why she is able to continue her basketball career at the college level.


2 students found unconscious in school parking lot

PITSBURG -Two students were found unconscious and unresponsive in a car at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot Thursday morning.At approximately 7:30 a.m. the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the unconscious two students.Darke County Sheriff’s deputies, Pitsburg Fire Department and Arcanum Rescue units responded to the scene. Upon investigation it was discovered a male and female student were overcome with carbon monoxide poisoni...

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Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch.The project, which was performed in conjunction with National Painting Week in April, was done through the annual efforts of the Greenville branch, which chooses one lucky non-profit each year for the free face lift.The annual organizers selected the Greenville Boys and Girls ...

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Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A citizens’ group isn’t taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley says the science behind the finding is suspect and new permit conditions won’t prevent future quakes.A Youngstown State University geologist affiliated with...

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Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.The outlay headed to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the state capital budget is more than four times larger than average. Details were announced in Grand Lake St. Mary’s on Wednesday.Natural resources department director James Zehringer told Th...

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Speaker Boehner talks economy, healthcare to business leaders

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held their annual State of the Nation event on Wednesday, where guests were treated to a rousing address from U.S. House Speaker and Congressman John Boehner.More than 200 guests filled Romer’s Catering on Wednesday morning to hear the Boehner’s remarks, signifying a deep interest for local business and community leaders.With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, Boehner faces an unusual...

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Tri-Village softball downs Arcanum

NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village softball team beat Arcanum 3-1 on Tuesday in a Cross County Conference game.Tri-Village scored all three of its runs in the bottom half of the third inning while Arcanum scored its lone run in the top of the fifth.Tri-Village had five hits an one error in the game. Arcanum had seven hits and two errors.Rachel Fickert was the winning pitcher for Tri-Village as she pitched a complete game, allowing one unearned run on seven hi...

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Versailles’ Bey joins Columbus State volleyball team

VERSAILLES — Brett Bey played against some of the state’s top competition as she helped lead the Versailles volleyball team to the 2013 Division III state championship, and now she will face even tougher competition as she continues her career in college.Bey, the daughter of Jerry and Sundra Bey, signed her letter of intent on Tuesday to play volleyball for Columbus State Community College.

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