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 info@mainstreetgreenville.org.

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 www.MainStreetGreenville.org or call 937-548-4998. You can also like the organization on Facebook to receive updates on a regular basis (www.facebook.com/mainstreetgreenville).

“ART AT THE MILL” BEGINS NEW SEASON OF EXHIBITS

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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 www.bearsmill.org.

“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 www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org. 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: DCRW1stVP@darkegop.org

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: http://www.darkegop.org/womens-club.html or email President Betty Hill at: DCRWPresident@darkegop.org

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 www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org on the “Scholarships” page.

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

6th ANNUAL SCENTRAL PARK 5K

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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 scentralpark5k@gmail.com . Free online registration can be done at www.gtraces.com. People wanting shirts must register by April 7. Race information is also available inside the Darke County Animal Shelter and at www.facebook.com/shelterfriends5krace.

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.


15TH YEAR FOR CBC/VECTREN LEAD THE WAY SCHOLARSHIP

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ENTER BY APRIL 20 TO WIN $1,000 FOR COLLEGE TUITION

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, www.GivingBlood.org. 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 www.GivingBlood.org. For more information contact Cristina Pickle at BloodEducation@GivingBlood.org.

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Upcoming Events at Bradford Public Library

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Staff at Bradford Public Library are busy planning new events to keep you entertained while you wait for spring to finally arrive!

Kathy Weigandt will return April 4 at 6:30 with an Easter Wreath Class. This easy to assemble wreath will look beautiful anywhere in your home as you prepare for the Easter season. Class fee of $20 is due at time of sign up. Checks payable to Kathy Weigandt. Registration cut off is March 25. No class size limit means you can grab several friends and join us! Please stop in or visit our Facebook page to see the wreath!

The One Book, Many Communities events have begun! Nine local libraries including Arcanum, Piqua, Tipp City, Milton Union, J.R. Clarke, New Madison, Troy, Edison State Community College and Bradford are taking part in this promotion. Participants will read “The One” by John Marrs and can take part in various activities based on the book offered at the libraries. Bradford Public Library will have a book discussion on April 4 at 6:30. Copies of “The One” are available at Bradford Public Library. Stop by to get one today!

Looking for a new way to work off those winter pounds? Cardio Drumming continues on Monday nights from 7-8 and Wednesday mornings from 9-10. You can adapt the workout to fit your fitness needs! Free classes….you provide your equipment. Call the library to register or find out what you need to join us!

Rush’s Rowdy Readers meet every Thursday from 5-6:00 pm. This enthusiastic group of young adults with learning challenges welcomes all who wish to improve their reading skills in a relaxed environment. Snacks, laughs and lots of smiles are guaranteed! Registration not required.

As always, if you have questions about any of our upcoming events please call us at 937-448-2612 or visit our Facebook page. We hope to see you soon!

Greenville Senior High School Orchestra in Concert: Tonight!

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A concert will be given the Greenville Senior High School Orchestra on Thursday, March 14. The concert will begin at 7pm in the beautiful Memorial Hall. The performance by the orchestra is free and open to the public. The orchestra will perform various selections for the evening including music both classical and pop and show. Please plan to join us for a wonderful evening of orchestra music with the Greenville High School Orchestra.

2019 Poultry Days Headliners

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A festival theme of Rock -N- Roll All Night & Poultry Every Day requires great music and large quantities of poultry. This year offers a new mix of musical styles with new bands, festival favorites and local talent. While the full lineup will be announced soon, the Poultry Days Board is proud to announce the headliners for June 14, 15 and 16th.

Northwest, Ohio party rock veterans Brother Believe Me make their Poultry Days debut on Friday, June 14th! Featuring a high energy and crowd-interactive stage show, this is one band you don’t miss! Billing themselves as playing “everything but country”, their song selections run the gamut from Bruno Mars to Tom Petty to Metallica to Imagine Dragons – and everything in between! Whether you’re into the 70’s, 80’s, 2000’s, dance, pop, or rock – there’s something for everyone at a BBM show! They have been playing the Northwest and Central Ohio festival circuit for over eleven years, and have collectively opened for such national artists as Velvet Revolver, Sevendust, Staind, and Three Days Grace.

Popular Saw Creek will be back for Saturday night. Led by experienced musician Steve Rosenbeck, along with his son Zach and two nephews Jared and Jesse Ranly. This country music band specializes in Classic and Top 40 Country music by the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kenney Chesney and many more. They have played in Nashville, Toby Keith's bar and grill, and have opened for artists Dylan Scott and Clark Manson.

Back to Chicken City for the second year, Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups are a top-tier cover band that will bring Sunday night under the Social Tent to another level. Based in Cleveland, they have performed for thousands of audiences over 10 years. This band has one mission: to make sure everyone has as much fun as possible. An ever-growing song list that is updated weekly ensures that fans never see the same show twice. Members of the band rotate instruments and lead vocals, allowing for a fresh and exciting mix every single time they play. Tricky Dick performs a huge variety of songs back-to-back for a non-stop, high energy party!

Versailles Poultry Days and the Village of Versailles would like to invite you to the 68th annual Poultry Days Festival June 14, 15, and 16th, 2019. We will close the highway again just like we have since 1972 for a weekend of chicken, friends and fun. Please visit the website www.versaillespoultrydays.com for event details and schedules or follow us on Facebook.

BIG WINNERS RECOGNIZED AT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS ANNUAL BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE FUNDRAISER

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Big Brother, Jaysen Rump, teaches his Little Brother, Blake,
how to bowl at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County's
annual Bowl for Kids' Sake.
This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake was held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville. The event was supported by 129 local businesses and individuals who sponsored, made general donations, and/or donated prizes for the event. The two-day event brought together 330 bowlers to make up 66 participating teams. Preliminary figures show that Bowl for Kids’ Sake has raised $44,009.46 for the Shelby and Darke County agency, which is $8,990.54 shy of their $53,000 goal. Donations are still be accepted to help catapult Big Brothers Big Sisters past this ambitious goal.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County would like to thank the surrounding communities, businesses, and individuals who supported their biggest fundraiser of the year. Executive Director, Jennifer Bruns, recently shared, “the support Big Brothers Big Sisters receives from the community, businesses, and people year after year through our Bowl for Kids’ Sake event blows me away. We are very fortunate to be a part of such great communities. The event was a complete success regardless of if we reached our overall goal. The kids we serve are the ones that will benefit from the proceeds, and that is all that counts." The money raised will go toward their after-school “Buddies” program and their community-based program. Both programs establish one-to-one mentoring relationships between caring adults and children. Last year, the local agency served over 600 children throughout Shelby and Darke County.

Prize levels were determined by the amount each individual fundraised. Participants who raised at least $50 ($25 for those under 18) were awarded with an event t-shirt. Those who fundraised up to $75 were entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, and this year’s winner was Jeff Weaver who bowled with the Littman-Thomas Insurance team. Those who fundraised up to $150 qualified for three entries into the Amazon Gift Card drawing along with one entry for a $500 Cash Grand Prize drawing. This year’s Grand Prize winner was Dave Keiser, who also bowled with the Littman-Thomas Insurance team. The “Individual Most Money Raised” award went to Joe Rizzo, who raised $450 in addition to his company-sponsored entry from Cargill. Joe was awarded a Columbus Overnight Gift Basket including overnight accommodations, four admission tickets to COSI, and a $25 Darden Restaurant Gift Card. Participants also had the opportunity to participate in scavenger hunt-style games to win door prizes during the fundraiser. Photos from the event can be found on the agency’s website.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a nationally-recognized fundraiser, and almost 700 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country hold their own event each year. Big Brothers Big Sisters evaluates its effectiveness and impact on a national and local level. Results show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers, and they are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s 13th Annual Duck Derby & Duck N Run 5K will be held on Thursday, June 20, at Tawawa Park in Sidney. The Duck Derby is a fun and exciting way to continue supporting one-to-one mentoring programs in our community. By “adopting” rubber ducks, you are given the chance to win fabulous prizes, all while making a difference in the life of a child. Duck adoptions, sponsorship opportunities, and 5K registrations are available on the agency’s website.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit United Way partner agency. If you would like to become an event sponsor, donor, volunteer, or learn more about how you can make a difference in a child’s life, contact our local agency at 937-492-7611, 937-547-9622, or go to www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org for more information.

Beginner Beekeeping

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Come see what all the buzz about beekeeping is all about!
With the increased awareness of the importance of pollinators, Darke County Parks invites those interested in beekeeping to a free class on March 16 at 10am. The program will be held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center. Get acquainted with the basics of beekeeping including equipment, natural history and maintenance. Join an experienced beekeeper and naturalist for an introductory look at getting you started on your beekeeping journey. This program is free but registration is required.

Visit http://www.darkecountyparks.org/ to create an account and register today! Alternatively, you can register via phone (937-548-0165) or in person at the Nature Center.

DCCA PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO PIANO MEN ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL

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Darke County Center for the Arts will present “Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel” at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday March 30. 
Darke County Center for the Arts will present “Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel” at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on Saturday March 30; the show, the third of DCCA’s Artists Series 2018-2019 Ruby Anniversary season, starts at 8 p.m. “This timeless music reaches across generations to appeal to an audience from many demographics and almost all ages,” said DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins. “Broadway veterans Craig A. Myer and Donnie Kehr bring the iconic piano men Elton John and Billy Joel to life in an unbelievable concert featuring legendary songs that everyone knows and loves,” he stated.

Craig A. Meyer has appeared on film and television, toured throughout the United States as Skimbleshanks in the Broadway musical Cats and internationally with music legends Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli. Donnie Kehr has originated roles in award winning musicals such as Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy, and Billy Elliot, and appeared in films including Clint Eastwood’s film version of Jersey Boys, as well as on stage with musical icons Pete Townshend and Frankie Valli.

According to Mr. Rawlins, Meyer and Kehr will face off with two pianos occupying center stage, accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of “The Rocket Band” to present a dynamic interactive concert celebrating two pop music giants. “In addition to “Piano Man,” you’ll hear “Crocodile Rock,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Rocket Man” and on and on through a familiar and beloved list of hits,” Rawlins explained.

“Piano Men” is sponsored by Coppock-Hole Trust, Greenville National Bank, and The Advocate & The Early Bird Newspaper . The Ohio Arts Council helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, and the John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund of Darke County Foundation. DCCA membership contributions also help support this show.

Tickets for “Piano Men” are $25, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@darkecountyarts.org; tickets are also available online at www.darkecountyarts.org and will be sold at the door if any remain by showtime. Patrons are reminded that parking is now available at the new parking lot at the site of the now-demolished junior high building, including four handicap-accessible spaces just outside the now readily accessible entrance on the west side of St. Clair Memorial Hall; the lot can be entered from Armstrong Street and Central Avenue.

57th Annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sports Expo: April 5,6, and 7

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Come one come all to the 57th Annual Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol Home & Sports Expo beginning Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6:00pm followed by a Fish and Game presentation by Jeff Wenning of the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. The show will continue on Saturday the 6th from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Sunday, April 7th, 10:00am-4:00pm. This is a FREE public event with donations accepted. Come experience this Great Expo in the Dairy & Beef Pavilion on the north side of the Darke County Fairground entering at the east entrance.

Over 110 vendors will be located inside and outside the pavilion. There will be recreational vehicles, camping, fishing and outdoor displays along with landscaping, home improvements and demonstrations. Experience the flavors from the Sheriff’s Patrol Kitchen and other exhibitor’s. Enjoy fishing in a Kids live fishing pond, participate or cheer on the youth who compete in the Ohio State Championship Kiddie Tractor Pulls on Saturday and the National Kiddie Tractor Pulls on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Dept. will have their K-9 unit presentation on Saturday at 10:00am and 4:00pm The Greenville High School Wavaires will perform Saturday at 7:00pm.

 For further details about the Expo, please visit our Facebook page, DarkeCountySheriffsHomeShow or contact one of the committee members: Joe Wintrow, Jerry Bunch, Aaron Kruckeberg, Dick Rhoades, or Don and Diane Delaplane, 937 548 8799. This is a great event for all ages. Raffle tickets will be sold for fabulous Door prizes for which you do not need to be present to win. Come and support the Sheriff’s Patrol which is mainly funded by two fund raiser events a year, not taxes. Be sure to visit our businesses and great organizations. Hope to see you at the Home & Sports Expo, April 5, 6 and 7th, 2019

You may also consider placing on your Calendar of Events by just using the following: Darke County Sheriff's Patrol Expo will be Friday, April 5 - Sunday April 7 at the Darke County Fairgrounds Beef & Dairy Pavilion. This is a FREE event for all ages.

Visit our Facebook page for further details: DarkeCountySheriffsHomeShow or call Aaron Kruckeberg at 937 417 4929

Poultry Days Vendor Space

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Reservations are now being accepted for space in the Vendor Tent during the Poultry Days Festival, June 14-16th. Options include 10 x 10 ft. spaces in the Vendor Tent or space for your own tent. All Vendor Tent spaces are on asphalt, while 15 x 15 ft. spaces for your own tent or display are available on either asphalt or grass. Booths inside the tent start at $100 with discounts on additional space and discounts if you register before March 15th.

If you are interested in being a part of this celebration, please download Vendor information at www.versaillespoultrydays.com and return the signed application and your payment. Registration will remain open until noon on Friday, June 14, 2019 or until all spaces are full. The vendor area is managed by the Zac Richard Memorial Scholarship Fund which can be contacted at zrichardscholarshipfund@gmail.com.

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