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Familiar issues cost Bradford at Covington

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COVINGTON — The issues that have haunted the Bradford volleyball team all season continued on Tuesday as Covington swept the Lady Railroaders 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.Bradford has struggled to come together this season, coach Jamie Hocker said, as the Railroaders have had troubles talking and moving properly on the court.“Not very good,” Hocker said of Tuesday’s performance. “Not to their potential. We’re having issues talking on the floor, getting there, covering our spots. We’re a better team than this. We just haven’t been able to pull it together and blend together. It’s frustrating. We’ve only won one game, and I know that we should be at least 10, 10 wins.”


Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals bounced up and down in unison near second base, not bothered at all by a smattering of boos from the crowd at Turner Field.They were saving the real celebration for the clubhouse.The Nationals wrapped up their second NL East title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday night.Tanner Roark pitched five-hit ball over seven innings an...

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Tri-Village volleyball loses match to Newton

Pleasant Hill — The Tri-Village varsity volleyball team lost a Cross County Conference match 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 to Newton on Tuesday.The Tri-Village junior varsity volleyball team lost 25-12, 25-20 to Newton.The Lady Patriots return to action on Thursday as they play host to Mississinawa Valley.

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Tri-Village boys golf wins via tiebreaker

ARCANUM — The Tri-Village boys golf team beat Fort Recovery via a tiebreaker on Tuesday.Tri-Village and Fort Recovery both shot a 189, but the Patriots won by the fifth-man tiebreaker as Tri-Village’s Jonny Wilson shot a 49 and Fort Recovery’s Nick Litmer shot a 50.Brett Boyter and Brandon Peters both led Tri-Village with a nine-hole round of 46. Also for the Patriots, Knox Morris shot a 47, Tyler VanWinkle shot a 48, Wilson shot a 49, and Luke Wheeler ...

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No. 1 Versailles suffers 1st loss

COLDWATER — The Versailles volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday, losing a Midwest Athletic Conference match 25-21, 25-17, 25-15 to Coldwater.For Versailles, which is ranked No. 1 in Division III by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, the loss to No. 11 Coldwater was its first loss in more than a year. The Tigers, the defending Division III state champ, hadn’t lost since Aug. 29, 2013, to Marion Local prior to Tuesday....

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Greenville boys golf loses match to Butler

VANDALIA — The Greenville boys golf team lost a non-league match to Vandalia-Butler 152-177 on Tuesday at Cassel Hills Golf Course.Jason Shields led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Green Wave, Andrew Harshman shot a 41, Parker Allison shot a 47, AJ Bowers shot a 49, Logan Gonzalez shot a 51, and Drew New shot a 52.Zach Crawford and Gannon Godsey both shot a two-under-par 33 to lead Butler.Greenville fell to 2-7 with the loss.

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Fair board members express appreciation during event

DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Agricultural Society hosted an appreciation dinner last week, which gave fair board members the opportunity to thank individuals who helped make the fair possible. The theme for the night was “A Night of Thank Yous.”“I would like to thank each and every one of you,” Fair Board President Richard Delk said during the event. “We had another great fair, and that would not be possible without the help of you people out ...

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Darke County Farm Bureau hosts annual meeting

DARKE COUNTY — The Farm Bureau is a member-based organization that helps keep farming viable at the county and state level, while connecting farmers and consumers to raise awareness and understanding for where food comes from, according to Mandy Havenar, the organization director for the Darke, Champaign Clark and Miami County Farm Bureau.Darke and Mercer counties hosted a joint Farm Bureau meeting on Saturday, where two separate speakers addressed the both of the bureaus, an...

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Versailles maintains No. 1 state ranking

COLUMBUS — The Versailles volleyball team maintained its No. 1 ranking in the third Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association state rankings of the 2014 season.Versailles received 25 of the 35 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking in Division III. No. 2 Gilmour Academy, whom Versailles beat in the 2013 Division III state championship match, received five first-place votes.Versailles is the lone Darke County team to have been ranked in the OHSVCA state r...

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Greenville schools asking for public feedback

GREENVILLE-Greenville City Schools is asking for the public’s feedback on the future of the current school buildings following the completion of the new K-8 building.According to Laura Bemus, Assistant Superintendent, they are asking for thoughts on demolition versus other options.The survey can be found at along with K-8 construction updates and pictures. Simply visit the main page of the website and click “Building Survey” und...

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

ATLANTA - Under pressure to boost the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is rapidly growing.The military response is part of a heightened U.S. role that will include erecting new treatment and isolation facilities, training health care workers and increasing communications and transportation support, officials said.Obama was announcing...

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Candidates in Ohio governor’s race won’t debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio’s governor and his Democratic challenger won’t face each other in debates ahead of Election Day.The campaign of Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s seeking other opportunities to discuss his plans for Ohio’s future.Kasich spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp says in a statement that moving on is the best thing for his campaign. She cited what she called the “implosion” of Democrat Ed FitzGerald’s c...

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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON - American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.“To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president,&#...

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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff’s investigators.Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case, but...

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GWOC, MAC teams ranked No. 1 in state

COLUMBUS — Two Midwest Athletic Conference teams and one Greater Western Ohio Conference team are ranked No. 1 in the first Associated Press state football rankings of the 2014 season.GWOC North member Trotwood-Madison in Division III, MAC member Coldwater in Division V and MAC member Marion Local in Division VII all are ranked No. 1 in the state by the AP. Coldwater and Marion Local are defending state champions while Trotwood-Madison was a state runner up last season....

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Christian music festival returns to Greenville

GREENVILLE – The Illumination Festival will be hosting a great line-up of artists at its eighth annual festival of contemporary gospel music at the Darke County Fairgrounds on Sept. 20 and 21. This year’s featured artists include Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole, Plumb, and Rhett Walker Band. Additional bands are expected to perform at the annual event.

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Motivational speaker to present

PITSBURG - The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren presents motivational speaker and Christian counselor, Marsha Dendler, at 5 p.m. on Sunday.“Come hear her powerful and inspiring testimony of surviving a childhood of abuse, overcoming a life in the occult, her experience with death and God’s miracle that lead her to the Lord,” said organizers. “Marsha’s testimony has inspired many and is mixed with messages of hope, love and redemption. We are so excited ...

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Students complete internships

FINDLAY- Several local students attending The University of Findlay completed summer internships.Dillon Webster, of New Bremen, was a corporate health and safety Intern for Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen, Ohio. Webster is a junior working on a degree in environmental, safety and occupational health management.Mitchell Campbell, of Versailles, was a software engineer intern for the Midmark Corp. in Versailles, Ohio. Campbell is a junior working on a degree in compute...

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