DARKE COUNTY – Due to concerns with the coronavirus COVID-19, are organizations have canceled or postponed events. This list will continue to be updated. If you have a cancellation and would like to be added to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Darke County Sheriff’s Home & Sports Expo Committee is saddened to announce that the 58th annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sports Expo is canceled. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Living with MS Support Group has canceled its March 24 meeting at the Brethren Retirement Community. All of their meetings have canceled until further notice.
The Gettysburg Lions pot-pie supper has been postponed due to the coronavirus. They wish to thank supporters and will publish a new date at a later time.
The Fort Black Order of the Eastern Star has cancelled its Easter Bazaar that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the Greenville Masonic Temple.
The Greenville Public Library is cancelling all children’s programs through the end of March.
The Greenville Area Dog Club will suspend its classes until April 7.
Preble County District Library will close all of its libraries beginning March 16 and will reassess their opening on a week-by-week basis. All programs have been cancelled through April 15. Book drops are closed and book returns have been extended. Donated books will not be accepted.
The Art Association of Randolph County will not hold an opening reception on Wednesday, March 18 as scheduled. There will be a Facebook live event on Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. The awards will be announced with a virtual tour of the art show.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020 as a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All events and activities scheduled at the museum have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. The museum will re-evaluate its closure status on a week to week basis and will provide the latest updates on the museum website and social media sites.
The Mississinawa Valley Spring Craft Show that was to be held on Saturday, March 14 has been canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID) situation. They will try to reschedule at a later date, but at this time they will have to wait until things get better. The Hog Raffle will be drawn on Saturday. For more information, call 937-968-4111 and leave a message.
Chamber Ag Day scheduled for Friday, March 20, is postponed due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Darke County Township Association announced it will cancel its annual fish fry planned for Tuesday, March 24 at the Greenville. For more information, contact Curtis Yount, 937-459-0498, Ty House, 937-417-2590, Dave Brewer, 937-447-3295, Debbie Kuhnle, 937-548-5567, or any township official.
OHSAA has postponed all remaining winter tournament events. The tournaments have not been rescheduled.
The Pitsburg Fire Dept. Women’s Auxiliary Bingo Night fundraiser set for Saturday, March 28 is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The March meeting of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services and the Finance Committee meeting have been canceled. The next scheduled meeting of the Board is Wednesday April 15 at 6:45 p.m.
Community Blood Center is facing blood drive cancellations out of fear of the coronavirus outbreak and is calling on donors to help prevent a blood shortage by continuing to donate. At this time a growing number of sponsors have cancelled CBC blood drives or changed locations citing temporary measures to guard against the coronavirus. There is not a current blood shortage in CBC’s 15-county region of western Ohio and eastern Indiana, but CBC warns supply could change dramatically. CBC Chief Operating Officer Jodi Minneman, said “As coronavirus fears intensify and more blood drives cancel, we risk a significant decrease in donations. Our blood supply is safe, and it is safe to donate. The coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives. People must continue to donate. We ask that you please make appointments to donate and keep them.” Donors are urged to make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have decided to cancel upcoming service academy seminars out of an abundance of caution. They will provide updated guidance when these service academy seminars are resumed. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements should send their completed application packet to Portman’s Columbus office no later than September 18, 2020. The application process is time-intensive. Applicants should plan well in advance. For more information or to request an application, please visit Portman’s website here or Brown’s website. Inquiries can also be directed to Portman’s Academy Coordinator at the Columbus office 1-800-205-OHIO and to Brown’s Academy Coordinator at the Cleveland office 1-888-896-6446.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) office released a statement following media reports that a Senate staffer has tested positive for COVID-19: The health and safety of Ohioans is Senator Brown’s highest priority – that’s why after learning that a staff member in another Senate office tested positive for coronavirus, Senator Brown will join Governor DeWine in leading by example, temporarily closing his Washington D.C. office. Brown and his staff will work remotely to continue to serve Ohioans. The Senate Sergeant at Arms will close the entire Capitol complex to outside visitors today to protect them from the spread of the virus. Senator Brown and his office are following the recommendations of the CDC, D.C. Health Department, and Ohio Department of Health to practice social distancing, and will be self-monitoring. Neither Brown nor his staff are experiencing symptoms at this time. Brown’s physical D.C. office will remain closed until further notice but open to serve Ohioans by phone, and will be in consistent contact with the Senate’s Attending Physician and medical authorities to determine when it is appropriate to reopen the office.