Thursday, August 28, 2014

Greenville Grad Featured on debut DIY TV show TONIGHT

Tonight at 11pm on the DIY Network, "American Rehab: Charleston" will debut featuring the work of a Greenville native and graduate of GHS.

The show will feature Trent Fasnacht, son of Keith and Judith Fasnacht of Greenville, as he works to rennovate a 107 year old house in Summerville, South Carolina.

A feature was written on the show at the Journal Scene which includes the following:
“We’re very excited about it,” Fasnacht said. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been more fun than I even imagined, too. I’m having the time of my life!” 
Fasnacht said he was first approached by the network in October 2013; they had several discussions and by April 2014 camera crews were in Summerville. 
“I can’t really say exactly how it all started,” he said. “I have a blog about renovating old houses, Blood, Sweat and Pigs Ears (bloodsweatandpigsears.blogspot.com), that I’ve been writing for several years. I suppose the right people read it and decided to get in touch with me.” 
Fasnacht said he has renovated houses that no one else wanted – abandoned, damaged, even burned. He has some 28 years in the construction business and says he is hands on when it comes to his projects.
Read more about the show at the Journal Scene, and be sure to check out the premiere of the show tonight at 11pm on the DIY Network.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arrest Made in Small Business Assault and Robbery

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner that occurred Monday night. The robbery happened at a small engine repair shop located at 5740 Jaysville St. Johns Road in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville.

Arrested in Greenville this afternoon is Delphus Ray Peace age 28. He is being booked in to the Darke County Jail for Aggravated Robbery, Felonious Assault and Drug Trafficking pending formal charges upon review by the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office.

Delphus Ray Peace is suspected of entering the repair shop on Monday afternoon and striking the 63 year old male owner in the head with a wood handle more than once and then stealing his wallet and cash from him. Delphus R. Peace is believed to have left the victim unconscious and bleeding on the floor with a serious head injury. The victim was transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital where he remains at the time of this release.

Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer and Darke County Crime Stoppers would like to thank all of the citizens who called in and provided tips and information on this case.

Citizens in Darke County with information on any crime are encouraged to call Darke County Crime Stoppers at 937-547-1661 or the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020. Tips may also be reported through the Darke County Crime Stoppers website at www.darkecountycrimestoppers.com. As always tips may be submitted anonymously.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office believes through a partnership with its citizens we will have an impact on crime.

First Friday Brings Outdoor Movie

Kids of all ages will love The Lego Movie!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends for an outdoor showing of the The Lego Movie during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event, Theater on Third!

The First Friday event will take place on Friday, September 5th from 6-9 pm. Main Street Greenville encourages everyone to dine and shop downtown from 6-8:30 pm with the movie starting at dusk (around 8:30 pm).

Theater on Third, an outdoor movie experience, will be located in the parking lot behind Bach to Rock. The movie will be projected onto the elementsLife building (120 W. Third St.). The movie is free and open to all, kindly sponsored by Greenville National Bank.

As with every First Friday, many downtown businesses will be open late! Make sure you check out the following, with many other downtown businesses staying open late for the evening:

  • First Presbyterian Church - free ice cream and parking from 6-8 pm (114 E. 4th St.)
  • Red Cross presents a rare Vintage Poster Gallery from 6-8 pm at the Anna Bier Gallery in the St. Clair Memorial Hall
  • Live Music at Montage Cafe - The Green de Villes from 6:30-9:30 pm
  • 20% off all Tervis Tumblers & 30% off Yankee Candles at Readmore’s Hallmark
  • 20% off Loly in the Sky shoes at Sadie Grace
  • Live Music at The Coffee Pot - Adam Liette from 7-9 pm
  • Double M Diner will be open until 8 pm during the evening

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.DowntownGreenville.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).

Beautiful Wildflowers - A Photo Submitted by Annette Stewart

Beautiful wildflowers growing on Edison Road near fairgrounds entrance. For those of you who missed them, they are still blooming: cosmos, black eye susans, poppies and others.


Sept. 13 SUNshine 5K Benefits GHS Vocal Music


Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters is one of several Darke County organizations benefiting from the Sept. 13 SUNshine 5K at Greenville City Park, hosted by the Darke County Foundation. Pictured are the Greenville High School Wavaires at their summer camp. To register for the 5K, go to www.darkecountyfoundation.org. To designate GHS Vocal Music as the recipient of your funds, type “GHS Vocal Music” on the Team Name line. Entry fee is $15 (including tech t-shirt) by Aug. 30 and $20 after Aug. 30 (t-shirt likely but not guaranteed). Kids fun run starts at 8:20 am, and the 5K starts at 8:30 am with registration starting at 7 am.

THE OLD ARCANA EATING HOUSE AND EVENTS ANNOUNCES AUTUMN MUSIC SCHEDULE AND SUNDAY LOCAL MUSICIAN SHOWCASE

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The Old Arcana Eating House & Events, the new “rural roots” restaurant that opened downtown Arcanum, Ohio this May, is announcing their weekend entertainment lineup for autumn 2014.

The autumn music lineup at The Old Arcana includes a variety of traditional American roots music, from bluegrass to folk and even the blues. Talent has been booked from throughout the state of Ohio and from far away as Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturdays for weekend brunch.

The Saturday lineup for September, October and November includes:

  • Saturday, September 6th – Sugar Grove (Bluegrass)
  • Saturday, September 13th – Denny Cottle (Contemporary / Folk)
  • Saturday, September 20th – Michael Locke (Blues)
  • Saturday, September 27th – Lowland Hum (Contemporary / Folk)
  • Saturday, October 11th – Sarah Goslee Reed (Contemporary / Folk)
  • Saturday, October 18th – Michael Locke and Jeanne Harman Duo (Blues / Flute)
  • Saturday, October 25th – David Payne of The New Old Fashioned (Contemporary / Folk)
  • Saturday, November 1st – Jerry Hughes (Contemporary / Country)
  • Saturday, November 8th – Hazy Sonic (Contemporary /Jazz)
  • Saturday, November 15th – Cory Breth (Contemporary / Folk)

The Old Arcana is reserving Sunday entertainment as a showcase for local amateur entertainers. They are currently in search of local independent singers, songwriters and musicians who play acoustic / stringed instruments like guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin or those who play the piano. Musicians, school or church groups should contact the Old Arcana at 937-692-0068 or via email at music@oldarcana.com.

Old Arcana plans to feature live musicians regularly with a focus on American roots music, including bluegrass, folk, gospel and the blues. Saturdays and Sundays, The Old Arcana will feature a full service brunch with live entertainment from 11am-2pm. Doors open Saturday at 7am for coffee and baked goods and 9AM for table service. Doors open Sunday at 10am and brunch is served until 3pm both days.
Tables for Brunch at The Old Arcana fill quickly, so reservations are recommended. Call 937-692-0068 to reserve your table. Professional musicians interested in performing at The Old Arcana should contact Jeff at music@oldarcana.com.

SECOND NATIONAL DONATES TO BRIDGES TO COLLEGE

Second National Bank recently donated to the Bridges to College program.

“Bridges to College appreciates the support Second National Bank has given the program since its inception in 2006,” said Anne McKinney, executive director of Bridges to College. “The bank’s generous contributions will enable us to help students go to college though mentoring, college awareness programming, and scholarships.”

To learn more about Bridges to College, visit its website at www.bridges2college.org or call 423-2442.

In the photo, John Swallow, president and CEO of Second National Bank, is shown presenting the check to Anne McKinney, Bridges to College executive director.

PBS SENSATION KICKS-OFF DCCA SEASON

Annie Moses Band brings "Rhapsody In Bluegrass" to St. Clair Memorial Hall

Saturday, September 13th at 8 p.m., the critically acclaimed Annie Moses Band will perform Rhapsody In Bluegrass: The Art of American Music at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville, OH, to open the Darke County Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Roots & Wings season.

Written and arranged by the Annie Moses Band, Rhapsody in Bluegrass is a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and other American originals, the show fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, classic themes and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience.

“With Rhapsody in Bluegrass, we wanted to cover the scope of the American musical landscape," says Annie Dupre, lead vocalist of the Annie Moses Band. "We can't wait to share this cinematic experience with audiences."

With accolades that include 1200+ hours on PBS and recent debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, the Annie Moses Band is bringing a distinctive style to American music. Their cutting edge sound fuses American roots, folk rock, and jazz in stunning performances that feature strings, keyboards, guitar and rhythm. The family that makes up the Annie Moses Band is musically diverse - their converging artistry on stage creates a unique and beloved style. Together they are leading an artistic renaissance, inspiring all generations to join the beauty and excitement of highly skilled musicianship.

Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony says of the Annie Moses Band: “Our audiences had an overwhelming experience. Their combination of high energy, raw talent, and showmanship is a consistent recipe for success."

The opening concert with the Annie Moses Band is sponsored by Second National Bank and presented as part of DCCA’s Artists Series. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped 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 and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

The Annie Moses Band will perform at St. Clair Memorial Hall in historic downtown Greeneville, OH on Saturday, September 13th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.centerforarts.net, or through the DCCA office 937-547-0908, located on the 3rd floor of the Greenville Public Library. In addition, tickets for this performance will be sold at Bread of Life, in downtown Greenville, OH.

GHS VOCAL MUSIC BOOSTERS INVITE PARENTS TO ATTEND MEETING

GREENVILLE - The Greenville High School Vocal Music Boosters invite all parents of students in the high school vocal music program to attend their first meeting of the new school year. Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room at Greenville High School.

MVCTC Adult Education Open Houses Scheduled

Clayton, Ohio – Learn more about Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) training available to fill current job openings, by attending one of the upcoming Adult Education Open Houses. Open Houses are scheduled for Thursday, September 16 and Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m. both days. There will be two sessions each night starting at 6 p.m. with Adult Education staff sharing current program information and a campus tour offered at 6:30 pm. The second session starts at 7 p.m. with program information and a campus tour at 7:30 p.m.

Registration for fall Career Programs is going on now.

  • September 8, 2014 program starts – Carpentry, Electrician, Heating and Air Conditioning Technician, Heavy Equipment Operation, and Plumbing.
  • September 22, 2014 program starts – Precision Machining and Veterinary Aide
  • September 29, 2014 program starts – Medical Assisting and Optometric Technician
  • September 29, 2014 program start – Practical Nursing at the Greenville Brethren Retirement Center Location.
  • October 6, 2014 program starts – Central Service/Sterile Processing Technician and Dental Assisting
  • January 5, 2015 program start – Practical Nursing

In addition to the career programs offered, MVCTC Adult Education also offers many short-term courses and GED/Adult Basic Skills classes throughout the year. For more information about the MVCTC Adult Education programs, visit http://ae.mvctc.com or call 937-854-6297.

GYFL Receives donations for AED

Pictured are the GYFL Board members accepting checks
from Pablo Munoz, Las Marias Mexican Grill and Officer Dave Kiser
from the Fraternal Order of Police, Thomas P.L. Lowe #130.
Recently Greenville Youth Football purchased an automated electronic defibrillator (AED). An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, certified first responder, and basic life support (BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. If an AED is available at the place the victim collapses, survival increases exponentially. This purchase was done through the Wayne Healthcare Foundation with the generous donations from the Fraternal Order of Police, Thomas P.L. Lowe #130 and Las Marias Mexican Grill. Without their support this might not have been possible.

The GYFL would like to Thank these local organizations for their generous donations!

Friend Sunday

Kick off your fall the right way… with FRIENDS! First Presbyterian Church would like to invite you to Church on Sunday, September 7, 2014 for “Friend Sunday”. This is also our “Fall Kick-Off”, when Sunday School starts back up at 9:30 a.m. and Worship returns to 10:30 a.m. Following Worship that morning, we will be serving FREE hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill with lettuce salads, potato chips and cookies. Join us at 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio.

Also available on Friend Sunday will be FREE popcorn, balloons, freebies, lots of information about First Presbyterian Church and it’s various ministries, and tons of friendly faces to Fellowship with! We invite everyone to bring a friend, even if you have never visited First Presbyterian Church before! This will be a day to celebrate all friends!

Also available on Friend Sunday is one of the last opportunities to register to win a FREE iPad. The drawing will be held on Sunday, September 14 at First Presbyterian Church following Worship (during Coffee Hour) at approximately 11:30 a.m. One registration per person; Staff members, Deacons & Elders are not eligible; registration form must be completed and legible to qualify.

Reservations are being taken now to help make sure we provide enough food – please stop by the church office Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM to make your reservations, or you can call them in at 937-548-3188.

Fall Genealogy Workshop will be Saturday, Oct 11

The Darke County Genealogical Society, Inc. Fall Genealogy Workshop will be Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 9:15 A.M. Garst Museum, Lowell Thomas Meeting Room, 205 N.Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. The doors open at 8:30 A.M. The featured speaker: Michael D. Lacopo. Session 1: Mennonite Research, The Forgotten Swiss Germans (includes German Baptist Brethren also) Session 2: Finding Treasure in the Hoosier Courthouse (or any other courthouse) Session 3: Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants Session 4: How to Overcome Brick Wall Problems in Pennsylvania. Pre-Registration before Sept 30,2014 for Members is $15 & Non-members is $20. Registration at the door for Members is $20 & Non-members is $25. Make check payable to the Darke County Genealogical Society & mail to Brenda Arnett, 6745 Dull Rd., Arcanum OH 45304-9402. (have questions) Email to: office.manager@garstmuseum.org or call 937-692-6511

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

$1,000 REWARD OFFERED IN DARKE COUNTY ROBBERY

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the aggravated robbery and felonious assault of a small business owner in Darke County just east of the City of Greenville.

At approximately 5:10 PM Monday August 25, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male subject at 5740 Jaysville-St. Johns Road had suffered a serious head injury. Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies and Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to the address which is the location of a small engine repair shop. A 63 year old male appears to have suffered serious head injuries as a result of an assault during a robbery of the business. The male victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight where he is being treated as of the time of this release.

Darke County Deputies and Detectives are investigating the robbery and working with witnesses on the case. Leads are being aggressively pursued.

Darke County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Citizens with information on this crime are encouraged to call the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-2020 or Darke County Crime Stoppers at 937-547-1661. Tips may also be reported through the Darke County Crime Stoppers website at www.darkecountycrimestoppers.com. As always tips may be submitted anonymously.

Local Artists Wanted for First Friday Event

Chalk art created by Stephanie Schieltz.

Artisan Stroll is the theme for Main Street Greenville's First Friday event held in October, which has everything to do with handmade, homemade, and artisan craft! The event will be held from 6-9 pm in the downtown district on Friday, October 3rd.

The committee (consisting of Patti Jetter, Kim Murray, Mary Saintignon, Victoria Horsley, Fran Brubaker, Deb Niekamp, and Susan Fowble) is working with Main Street Greenville's Director, Amber Garrett, to plan the Artisan’s Stroll and they are looking for artisans and crafters to display and sell their paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, dolls, children’s apparel, wreaths, flower arrangements and more during the event.

All local artists and talented creative people are invited to sell and/or demonstrate their craft. The artists will join many downtown businesses who will be staying open late for October’s First Friday event. The event will also feature music and Chalk the Block (a chalk-art contest for those who attend the event)!

Registration to showcase and sell your items is $15.00 per space, which is a donation to Main Street Greenville (a non-profit organization). The deadline to sign-up is September 10th, 2014. For more information contact committee member Susan Fowble at 937-548-1414 or fowble51@gmail.com.

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.DowntownGreenville.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).

1ST ANNUAL FALL KICKBALL TOURNAMENT

  • When: Saturday September 20th at 4:00 PM (some games may be under the lights)
  • WHO: Kids and all adults welcome. Must be at least 9 years old to play. Teams can be boys, girls, or mixed. Teams can be kids, adults, or mixed.
  • Where: Greenville’s Sater ballpark diamonds 1-4. (small all dirt fields)
  • Why: 100% of proceeds will go directly back into our ballpark.
  • Cost: $100 per team (8-12 players) or $10 per person
  • Call: Keith Heidrich at (937)760-2008 to sign up.

You can sign up an entire team (8-12 players) or sign up as individuals. We will group you with others to complete a team. Example: If you have only 6 players we will do our best do keep all 6 together on the same team.

Each team is guaranteed 2 games. Games will be 6 innings long.

Trophies and medals handed out for top teams.

Concession stand will be open all night long.

Kids- Wouldn’t you love to play kickball against some adults? Or drill your dad with a kickball as he runs to second base? Now’s your chance. Get some buddies together and come out and play.

Adults- I know it has probably been a long time since you played kickball. This may be the last time you are given the chance to play. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to feel like a kid again.

First Friday Tailgating

Join First Presbyterian Church, (114 East Fourth Street, Greenville), for another Tailgating Party during Main Street Greenville’s First Friday event on September 5, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free parking and Ice Cream to go with all the “fixins” will be available outside the church. Tables and chairs will also be available for anyone that wishes to rest or stop and enjoy some socializing while listening to Christian music. The Theatre on Third Street movie will begin at dusk.

Just a short hop and skip east of Broadway on Fourth Street (directly behind Second National Bank Broadway branch) the Presbyterians are excited to once again join in the festivities of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday.

Don’t forget to register for a chance to win an iPad when you pick up your ice cream. The drawing will be held on Sunday, September 14 at First Presbyterian Church following Worship (during Coffee Hour) at approximately 11:30 a.m. One registration per person; Staff members, Deacons & Elders are not eligible; registration form must be completed and legible to qualify.

We are looking forward to seeing you at First Friday!

Wayne HealthCare inducted into The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Hall Of Fame

(Left to right) Ed Curry, Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Chairman
presenting Hall of Fame plaque to Wayne Deschambeau,
President/CEO of Wayne HealthCare.
The Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Committee recently inducted Wayne HealthCare into the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2006, the year of the tournament’s 25th anniversary.

Criteria for this honor was decided by the committee and consists of long term participation, enthusiasm, and support of the committee’s goals in helping Darke County cancer patients. Wayne HealthCare is a state of the art facility which works diligently with individuals and organizations from around the region to meet the ongoing healthcare needs of the community. They have routinely supported the golf tournament which donates all proceeds to the Cancer Association of Darke County, to help cancer patients living in Darke County.

The plaque was presented to Wayne Deschambeau by Ed Curry, Chairman of the tournament. The golf committee is very much appreciative of the support that Wayne HealthCare has given over the years.

MVCTC Students Competed in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Left: Alexus Foster (Early Childhood student from Northmont) and Alison Westgerdes (Early Childhood student from Versailles) won a GOLD medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for the Life Event Planning Contest. Right: Emma Baker (Early Childhood student from Franklin Monroe) and Angelica Mullen (Early Childhood student from Miamisburg) won a GOLD medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for their Chapter Service Display
Clayton, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students participated in the National FCCLA competition July 6-10, 2014, in San Antonio, TX. More than 7,000 students and advisers attended for inspiration, training, and opportunities to make a difference locally and across the country.

FCCLA offers over 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related events, also known as STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events. These events include Culinary Arts, Knowledge Bowl, Career Investigation, and Fashion Construction to name a few. Members compete at the District, State and National level. This year, 18 MVCTC students were among over 4,200 STAR Event participants who competed in San Antonio. This is the largest number of competitors at any National STAR Events competition.

MVCTC students winning awards at the national competition include:

  • Emma Baker (Early Childhood student from Franklin Monroe) and Angelica Mullen (Early Childhood student from Miamisburg) won a GOLD medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for their Chapter Service Display
  • Ashley Bergin (Early Childhood student from Tri-County North); Sarah Roelle (Early Childhood student from Eaton); and December Strawser (Early Childhood student from Tri-County North) won a SILVER medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for their Chapter Service Portfolio.
  • Alyson Moberly (Early Childhood student from Brookville) and Gabriella Sarno (Early Childhood student from Northmont) won a GOLD medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for the National Program in Action event.
  • Alexus Foster (Early Childhood student from Northmont) and Alison Westgerdes (Early Childhood student from Versailles) won a GOLD medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for the Life Event Planning Contest.
  •  Peyton Yeary (Early Childhood student from Brookville) won a SILVER medal at the NATIONAL FCCLA Conference for the Chapter in Review contest.


County Offices Closed for Labor Day

The County Offices will be closed for the “Labor Day” Holiday on Monday, September 1, 2014.
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