Monday, March 25, 2019

Greenville Police Identify Suspect in Central Avenue Shooting

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David A. Green
On March 21, 2019, at around 7:05 p.m., Greenville Police Officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to the 400 block of Central Avenue in reference to a male with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, the victim, a twinty-five year old male from Richmond, Indiana, was located and subsequently flown to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight for his injuries.

Through investigation, it was discovered that David A. Green, 50, of Greenville, Ohio fired one round from a shotgun inside a residence in the 400 block of Central Avenue which struck the victim. Green then fled the scene. A warrant to arrest David A. Green has been obtained through the Darke Count Common Pleas court for felonious assault.

Anyone with information regarding David Green's location is asked to contact law enforcement immediately. Green is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding any crime is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 937-547-1103, or the Darke County Crime Stoppers tip line at 937-547-1661. All callers may remain anonymous.

Friday, March 22, 2019

GPD Release: Thursday Evening Shooting

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On March 21, 2019 at approximately 7:05 pm, Greenville Police Officers responded to a shots fired call at the location of 410 1/2 Central Ave. A male subject was found bleeding. Subject was taken to Wayne Hospital and subsequently transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Greenville Police Officers and Detectives collected evidence and statements. This is a continuing investigation.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market Vendor Open House

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GREENVILLE, Ohio- Calling all crafters, artisans, gardeners, farmers and bakers! Have you considered selling your items at the Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market? The market is presented by Main Street Greenville and they are looking for vendors! The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday morning, June 1st through October 12th, from 9 am - 1 pm in front of the Courthouse.

Those interested in selling their items at the Farmers’ Market are invited to join Main Street Greenville for their Vendor Open House. This will take place at KitchenAid Experience (423 S. Broadway) on Thursday, March 28th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Main Street Greenville will be answering questions, greeting returning vendors and helping new vendors sign-up for the 2019 season.

The market offers a variety of selling options, ranging from one Saturday to every Saturday of the season.

“The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market provides a friendly and fun location for local individuals to sell their goods. If you’re looking for local produce in the summer months the Farmers’ Market is a great way to get the freshest goods and support local farmers”, said Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale, Executive Director of Main Street Greenville.

If you are interested in selling goods at the Farmers’ Market, but are unable to attend the open house, contact Main Street Greenville for an application form at 937-548-4998 or

Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more about the organization, visit or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis (


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Historic Bear’s Mill is announcing a new season of “Art at the Mill” opening in the Clark Gallery on March 29; featured artists at this first exhibit are Greenville-area painter Michael Glass and sculptor Bill Feinberg, who maintains a studio in Cincinnati’s Pendleton Arts Center. As in the past, the exhibit will open with an artists’ reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the final Friday of the month where finger food and drinks will be offered; the artists will briefly share information about their work, methods and inspiration at 7 p.m. “Art at the Mill,” curated by Jan Roestamadji and Julie Clark, is free and open to the public.

According to Jan Roestamadji, “Art at the Mill” for 2019 will include unique pieces from a broad range of media. “Viewers will see lots of color, as well as work that is simply fun to look at,” Ms. Roestamadji stated. Julie Clark reported that the depth of regional talent available provides an exciting pool of work that will appeal to art lovers and the general public alike. “Art at the Mill” provides a perfect venue for a wide array of artists whose art is enhanced by our warm, inviting gallery space,” Ms. Clark said. “We are looking forward to sharing our space with outstanding artists who deserve recognition,” she concluded

Bill Feinberg creates sculptures in a variety of media including wood, stone, and sometimes plaster bronze and steel. While nearing retirement from his 35-year career as a Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, Bill was urged by his wife to take a class in stone carving at Cincinnati’s Art Academy; he did. “And I was totally hooked after just two hours,” he confessed. Feinberg’s work is representational while at the same time somewhat abstract, with influence from Inuit sculptors as well as recent masters. When asked what pieces he will bring to the Mill, he replied that some of the pieces to be displayed were inspired by birds.

Birds will also show up in Michael Glass’s paintings, as will butterflies and other subjects inspired by the environment surrounding us. The constantly evolving artist says that he seeks to create realistic images enhanced by abstract expressionistic energy. “Life is in constant motion, never static; if I paint an image that looks like a photograph, I am failing to demonstrate the many dimensions of the subject’s past, present, and future,” he said. A graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, Michael says that the driving force behind his art is exploration. “The search for and discovery of narratives or stories defines my perspective on life,” he explained.

Historic Bear's Mill, owned and operated by Friends of Bear’s Mill, is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road about 5 miles east of Greenville. “Art At the Mill” is funded in part by a grant from Darke County Endowment for the Arts, and can be viewed during regular Mill store hours. Current hours of operation are Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; these hours will expand in April. For more information, contact Bear's Mill at 937-548-5112 or

“One Book, Many Communities” and more at the Arcanum Public Library

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The APL is participating with other local libraries in a reading initiative for northern Miami Valley residents. Patrons are invited to read the book “The One” by John Marrs and to participate in the many programs planned around the book. This thriller has readers wondering how far they might go to find their perfect match. All one needs to do is send in a DNA sample and wait for the name of your true love. As the story reveals, even soul mates can have secrets. The APL is hosting a book discussion on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 for anyone interested. On Thursday, April 4, Amie Tennant will be presenting DNA Testing Ethics: Things to Consider at 6:00. In this lecture, Amie will discuss what is considered sound ethical practices for genetic genealogy and will presents case studies to help patrons consider their own opinions on utilizing DNA for research. No registration is needed for either of these events. There will be an interview with John Marrs via Skype at the Piqua campus of Edison State Community College. Join patrons from the area on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 as the author shares his thoughts on his book. Feel free to call the library for more details concerning this fantastic event.

David Nilsen, a beer writer and educator, will be presenting his third “Brew Review” with a focus on porters and stouts on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30. Patrons are asked to call the library to register in advance for this event.

The adult winter reading challenge is wrapping up with the last day to turn in entries March 31. Each title a patron reads will be an entry for a prize. Come in to the library for details.

Did you know the library has an App? You can search for items, check your account, place holds, and have a digital copy of your card. It is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search for “COOL Libraries”.

Patrons can call the library for more information at 937-692-8484, or check out the website at The library can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Brethren Retirement Community to Host Seminar – Getting Your Affairs in Order

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At 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, Brethren Retirement Community will host a seminar on getting your affairs in order, presented by local attorney, Ted Finnarn, in the Brick Room.

Regardless of age, you never know when an accident or illness may occur. If someone had to make sense out of your financial and legal matters without your help, would they know what you own and owe, where your legal documents are kept or even who you wanted to make decisions regarding your care? Please join us for an informative seminar to help you get organized and learn what information and legal documents you may need in place before you need them, when you can make decisions for yourself.

This is a free event. Reservations are required and seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please call 547-7628.

Darke County Republicans to host Candidate Forum

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May 7 primary election candidates to answer questions

GREENVILLE, OHIO – The Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC), with the support of the Darke County Republican Men’s Club (DCRMC) and the Darke County Republican Party (DCRP), is hosting a Candidate Forum at 10 a.m. on March 23 at the Chestnut Village Center of the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville.

Republican candidates appearing on the May 7 primary election ballot will be featured. Greenville Law Director, City Council Ward 1 and City Council Ward 4 are contested races. The races for Greenville Mayor, Auditor and Council Ward 2 are uncontested.

All candidates for the contested races have been invited to appear. Jesse J. Green and Michael A. Rieman will be on the ballot for City Law Director. Tracy T. Tryon and Clarence Godwin are both running for Greenville City Council Ward One. John Hensley and Matthew Staughler are vying for Greenville City Council Ward Four.

The following uncontested race candidates have been invited to appear: Greenville Mayor Stephen M. Willman, Greenville Auditor Roxanne Willman, and Greenville City Ward Two Councilwoman Doris Howdieshell.

Each candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and those facing contested races will be given the additional opportunity to answer questions submitted by the audience.

“The members of the DCRWC, DCRMC and DCRP are all happy to be able to provide this service to help the voters of Greenville become acquainted with the Republican candidates,” explained DCRP Central Committee Chairman Cindy Pike, who will also serve as moderator.

The program is free as a public service to the Greenville voting community. If there are questions, please contact DCRWC Program Chairman Lyn Bliss at (937) 548-5687 or email her at:

DCRWC is a political group founded to provide political education and legislative information; provide a wider knowledge of the principles of the Republican Party; increase the number of registered Republicans; recruit, promote, and support qualified Republican women for political office; give exposure to and work actively for all Republican candidates; and lend support to the activities of other Republican organizations. The DCRWC is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. The Club is chartered by the National Federation of Republican Women and is a member of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women. For more information, visit: or email President Betty Hill at:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County Scholarship Offered.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be offering four $500 scholarships for students attending college in the 2019/2020 academic year. Two scholarships will go to Darke County graduates, and two will go to Shelby County graduates.

Those who wish to be considered for the scholarship should be students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school and enrolled in a school within Shelby or Darke County. They also must have been a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Buddies program for two full academic years and have attended at least 75% of the sessions of which they were involved. Applicants must also plan to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any field of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or technical school.

Students interested in applying can get the application from their guidance office, their Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Service Coordinator, or online at on the “Scholarships” page.

The scholarship deadline is April 4, 2019, and recipients will be announced on May 1, 2019.


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GREENVILLE - The 6th annual Scentral Park 5K for the Dog Park will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Darke County Fairgrounds beginning at 9 a.m. This race is part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge and encourages participants to run or walk with their dogs. The dogs must be on a leash, in a stroller/wagon or be carried. The entire event will be within the fairgrounds. Prior to the 5K there will be a free Kid’s Fun Run at 8:30.

Although many seasoned runners compete in this event the Scentral Park 5K is a great time for families, families with pets, or anyone who just wants to have fun and support Scentral Park. The entry fee for kids 14 and under is only $5 without a shirt. We also offer this price to seniors who are 65 and older. The complete course is stroller friendly.

All regular age group awards will be given with special awards being given to the Top 3 dogs that finish with a Male and Top 3 dogs that finish with a Female.

The Friends of the Shelter opened Scentral Park, Darke County’s only dog park, in March of 2013 having raised the necessary funds from donations, grants and fundraisers. No taxpayer money was used. Scentral Park is maintained and improved through the monies raised by this 5K race.

Marco’s Pizza will again be providing free pizza and bread sticks at the finish line. Boston Stoker will have free coffee and hot chocolate before and after the 5K. Special treats will be available for the dogs.

The Friends of the Shelter want to thank their Presenting Sponsor Tribute Pet Memorial Services as well as all the other sponsors and donors who have already committed their support to this 5K (in alphabetical order): Barry Family Dentistry, Gordon & DeSantis Orthodontics, Keven Flory Landscaping, Kline Timber, Max Hole, Sadie Grace Boutique, Schultz Motors, Turbo Dean, Wayne Healthcare, Western Ohio Podiatric Medical Center and Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

For more information please contact . Free online registration can be done at People wanting shirts must register by April 7. Race information is also available inside the Darke County Animal Shelter and at

Hearts and Hugs for Hospice

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Faith United Methodist Church recently completed their February Valentine Mission project. This year, warm fuzzy lap blankets were made to comfort Hospice State of the Heart patients. The blankets were delivered to Hospice after being blessed by Dr. Rev. Greg Herndon. Faith UM Church is a mission-minded church located at 101 E. South St. in Arcanum. All are welcome to attend the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service.


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Student Council volunteer Calli Hess displays the Lead The Way
Scholarship poster at the Beavercreek High School blood drive.
DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center and Vectren are celebrating 15 years of co-sponsoring the Lead The Way Creative Scholarship competition. Five area high school seniors can win $1,000 for college tuition. The deadline to enter is April 20.

For the 15th anniversary of the Lead The Way competition CBC is introducing a new on-line application form available at the CBC website, Students can now easily submit information, upload their high school transcript, and upload images or video of their work.

Scholarship applicants are challenged to design a winning marketing campaign for a high school blood drive. They must craft an original theme or slogan; explain briefly why it would encourage students to donate; and creatively express the theme using traditional marketing techniques, digital or social media campaigns, or through innovative, artistic methods.

To be eligible for the scholarship students must be graduating, college-bound seniors whose high school hosts a blood drive in CBC’s 15 county service area of western Ohio and eastern Indiana. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required.

All applicants must submit online entries by April 20. They have the option to mail or deliver full-scale samples of their design work to: Community Blood Center/Attn: CBC Educator, 349 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45402. Work samples must be postmarked or delivered by April 20. The online application form and examples of winning campaigns are available at For more information contact Cristina Pickle at

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