Monday, November 30, 2009

Cap and Trade is Dead for a Good Reason

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Why is President Obama going to Copenhagen?

Although Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is dead under the weight of endless flaws, until last week “Cap and Trade” was alive and well – needing only the majority party in the Senate to hammer it through. Then all of a sudden on the way to becoming law, a horrible thing occurred. The truth emerged in the “Gore-ified” exposé of email conversations between rogue scientists whose work is the basis for the global warming hysteria that began at the Climate Research Unit in Britain. The concept (hypothesis) was catapulted to worldwide prominence by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore’s movie and book entitled An Inconvenient Truth for which he received the Nobel Prize.

Our comments and quotes are based on a deluge of articles that have appeared in The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • WSJ Global Warming with the Lid Off
  • WSJ “Cap and Trade is Dead”
  • IBD Climate-gate Scandal should be a wake-up call for Press, Politicians
  • IBD Road to Hopenhagen
  • WSJ Rigging a Climate Consensus
  • IBD Big Media ask: What Climate Scandal?
  • IBD On The Left: Stolen E-mails Don’t Change Climate Reality
  • NYT Hacked email is new fodder for climate dispute
Merely reading the titles, let alone the content, led us to ask, “Why is President Obama wasting time going to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference of 2009?” Very wisely, China and India (Chindia) who produce almost 60% of the global CO2 emissions, have excused themselves from the discussion based on poverty.

A simple email on the Internet stating that the United States declines the offer to join in mandated solutions to a hypothetical problem based on pseudo-science and potentially fraudulent data should be sufficient. His appearance unfortunately only adds credibility to their flawed and phony works.

With Iraq (where the Europeans were right and we were wrong – no WMDs), Afghanistan, and a collapsing economy, not to mention the 1600 plus homicides on our border at Ciudad, Juarez due to narco-terrorism, the President’s working calendar is already dangerously overloaded. The significance of the narco-terrorism in Juarez should be readily apparent to the President since its trade route through El Paso leads directly to Chicago where hundreds die of heroin over-dosages. The importance of nuclear weapons in the hands of Ahmadinejad of Iran and Kim Jong of North Korea and elsewhere has yet to be considered. Depending on perspective, these alone are consuming issues, especially when one considers Israel and the Palestinians. In view of this sampling of serious issues requiring the President’s full attention, Obama has no business attending the Copenhagen Conference Climate Change Conference on December 9, 2009.

Of course declining to attend would be rude considering President Obama just received the Nobel Prize. Interestingly, since his current accomplishments do not justify such an award, it has been assumed that his selection was based on prospective deeds. Receiving the award under these circumstances was quite an accomplishment, somewhat akin to winning the Heisman trophy before the season begins.

Charles E. Reier MD
Rebecca A. Reier

The Early Bird launches new website

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The Early Bird has re-tooled its website to include many new features, including: a photo-of-the-week, downloadable rate cards and distribution information, a resource directory, obituaries, classifieds, and much more. Check out the site at www.earlybirdpaper.com.


MVCTC Offering New Adult Education Program for Optometric Technician

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Clayton, Ohio – Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education is offering a new program for adult learners, Optometric Technician. This new class provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the optometrist. Students with the skills learned in this program would assist in testing patients’ vision, providing frame styling services, and instructing patients in contact lens handling. They would also administer vision therapy programs prescribed by the optometrist.

Optometric Technicians inform patients of what is involved in examination and treatment procedures, eliminate unnecessary fears, and build the patient’s confidence in the treatment program. Some technicians do laboratory work, modify conventional contact lenses, keep inventories of clinical materials, and maintain instruments. Some have office management responsibilities. In all cases, these duties are under the supervision and guidance of the employing optometrist.

The Optometric Technician program is a 48-week program that will be in the new MVCTC Adult Education building on the Hoke Road campus in Clayton. The class requires students to first complete the MVCTC Adult Education enrollment process, Work Keys Assessment, and have required Immunizations. MVCTC Adult Education does have financial aid opportunities available for those that qualify.

MVCTC Adult Education Winter Quarter classes start on Monday, January 4, 2010. Testing for the full-time programs is happening now so that students can start classes in January. If students are interested in registering for these courses, they need to set up appointments for assessment by calling 937-854-6297.
For more information, please visit http://ae.mvctc.com or call 800-716-7161. As the needs of the Miami Valley’s workforce are redefined, you can count on the Miami Valley Career Technology Center to provide students, employers, and communities with the skills needed to help put people back to work.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

So what happened with Tiger Woods?

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Any good theories?

Bengals win the Battle of Ohio

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Final score was Bengals 16-Browns 7 in a snoozefest (which was not on television if you have Dish or DirecTV, due to technical difficulties). The Bengals will have to play better to be a playoff contender. And the Browns ... they just need to get better. Eric Mangini is on the clock.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

DCCA to present Babes in Toyland - December 6th

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Details here.

DarkeJournal emails

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Many people have commented that they are not receiving the daily emails. Here is the situation. The emails are sent out by a free service called Feedburner, which is owned by Google. There have been minor problems with this service from the very beginning. But at some point within the last several weeks, it looks like about 30-40% of the DarkeJournal subscribers just stopped receiving the emails (as indicated on the Feedburner stat page). Most are still receiving the emails as normal.

This situation is not limited to DarkeJournal, as many websites are on the Feedburner discussion board with the same complaints. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done at this end to fix internal probelms at Feedburner. Hopefully, Feedburner will be able to fix these problems soon. Until then, you can always just go to the website.

Uninvited couple crashes state dinner

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Cab fare to D.C.: $50
Tuxedo rental: $500
Designer dress: $5,000
Scamming the White House at its first state dinner: PRICELESS


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The best and the worst

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Official press release on Bruner death

Here is the official Greenville Police Department press release:

On October 3, 2009 at about 0147 hrs., the Greenville Police Department responded to the 300 block of S. Broadway on a fight call. Upon officer's arrival they found Kevin R. Bruner, unresponsive on the ground. Mr. Bruner was transported to Wayne Hospital by Greenville Rescue. Mr. Bruner was pronounced deceased at Wayne Hospital at 0231 hrs.

Mr. Bruner's body was taken to the Miami Valley Crime lab where an autopsy was performed.

The Greenville Police Department and the Darke County Coroner's office began an investigation into the cause and manner of Mr. Bruner's death. Based upon interviews, witness statements, video surveillance tapes of the incident and the physical findings of the Autopsy, Dr. Kathman, The Darke County Coroner, has ruled that Mr. Bruner died of natural causes brought on by a pre-existing medical condition. The Family of Mr. Bruner was notified of these finding prior to this news release being published.


Union City Among Those Awarded Community Focus Funds

Recently, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced that 25 rural communities will receive Community Focus Funds (CFF) grants totaling $11,529,500, of which Union City will receive $500,000.

The grants are funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This is the tenth round of CFF grants the Lt. Governor has awarded since 2005.

Monte Poling, City Manager of Union City, said he and Mayor Bryan Conklin feel a big factor in receiving the grant was due to the cooperative efforts among the council and the Downtown Revitalization Group, as well as from the community through support shown at the design workshop, council meetings and through letters of support submitted with the grant application.

“Grant opportunities like this one allow rural communities to undertake projects they might not otherwise be able to fund,” said Lt. Governor Skillman. “By satisfying basic quality of life and infrastructure needs, the grants position these 25 communities to achieve greater economic success.

According to Poling, there will be an official awards ceremony in Indianapolis in December.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Highlights of the Holiday Horse Parade

Courtesy of Steve Baker at WHIOtv.com. Click here for the video.


Holiday Open House - 11/28, 12/4 & 12/5


Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Game ... at high noon ... in Ann Arbor

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Bucks win 21-10 !!!!!!!!!!


Here's a photo from the last time Michigan beat Ohio State ...


DCRW Christmas meeting - December 14

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The Darke County Republican Women’s club will hold a FESTIVE Christmas meeting on Monday, December 14 at the Brethren Community Center. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Please call Wavelene Dennistion at 547-6477 or e-mail at wdenniston@woh.rr.com by December 10.

Dori is planning on fun games, with prizes ! Good food and perhaps a visit from Santa himself, with a chance for attendees to tell him if they’ve been naughty or nice. Everyone is asked to bring a donation of canned food for a food bank charity (or a cash donation would be fine).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Coroner rules that Kevin Bruner died of natural causes

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As reported by the Dayton Daily News.

Time to belly up to the public trough

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If you click on the right path at recovery.gov, you can find all the goodies that Darke County will be getting from the Recovery Act (aka the stimulus). Here is a summary ...

  • Mississinawa Valley Schools - $436,573
  • Ansonia Local School District - $336,927 
  • Village of Versailles - $4,473,196 (Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the financing and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and associated infrastructure, green infrastructure, and non-point source projects); jobs saved or created: nothing listed
  • Versailles Exempted School District - $831,669
  • Bradford Exempted Village School District - $321,602
  • Ohio Department of Transportation - $117,611 (Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road project); jobs saved or created? 1.2 jobs
  • Darke County - $105,854 (Jobs and Family Services - Child Care Development Block Grant)
  • Darke County - $600,000 (Funds will be awarded as water and sewer infrastructure grants to non-entitlement communities which have an LMI population of 51% or greater and are classified as distressed.)
  • Greenville City Schools - $1,929,173
  • City of Greenville - $28,236 (ODOT grant)
  • Darke County [Dept. of Education] - $1,092,608 (Special Education - Preschool Grants)
  • Family Health Services - $1,158,303 (remodel main campus; add dental and imaging services; install new roof; add new physician; start after hour services); jobs saved or created? 2 jobs
  • Department of Transportation - $600,904 (road project State Route 571); jobs saved or created? 3.57 jobs
  • Village of Pitsburg Park - $2,583,605 (Clean Water State Revolving Fund) ... **** Correction: About $275,000 of the total above will go to the Franklin-Monroe school district. The other $2.3M goes to the park.
  • Arcanum-Butler School District - $416,000
  • Tri-Village School District - $281,331

You can add it all up yourselves.

Hometown Holiday Celebration Weekend

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Friday, November 20

  • 11:30 and 1:30 Bread of Life Connie McEldowney from Russia will be signing her book Josiah's Journey. The pro-life children's book is based on the true story of the struggles a young mother faces in her unplanned pregnancy. For the past five years the author and her family have offered their home as a shepherding home through the Harbor Life Ministries. Connie and her daughter donate 100% of all profits from book sales to pro-life charities.
  • 10:00-8:00 pm Youniques Women Clothing Boutique - Treska Jewelry Trunk Show with refreshments. Stocked with great holiday fashions.
  • 5:00-8:00 pm KitchenAid Experience - The String Quartet, local student musicians, will be playing for your enjoyment. Holiday Open House weekend offers gift with your purchase and Gingerbread Cookie decorating.
  • Downtown Greenville stores are open until 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 21

  • 11:00 to 1:00 pm Bread of Life Richard F. Studebaker, author of The Mystery of the Manse: David Baker Series, Book I, will be signing his new release. A pastor in rural southwest Ohio, and formerly from Darke County, the author has crafted a fascinating yet realistic tale of children learning history while confronting prejudice. It is a must-read for children of all ages. The Mystery of the Manse is also an eLIVE title, meaning each copy contains a code redeemable for a free audio version from TatePublishing.com.
  • 10:30-11:30 am Candy Bouquet Gingerbread House
  • Community leaders come together to lend a decorative hand with the youth. A total of six pairs (one adult man and one youth girl) will work together to build and decorate a gingerbread house in an hour. Stop by the Candy Bouquet to cheer on each team. Judging by the public will be open from 12:30-5:00 pm.
  • 12:00 pm Montage Cafe - Michigan/ OSU game! Cheer on the scarlet and gray on the big screen with a great selection of beers and wines.
  • Other great shopping incentives throughout the whole shopping weekend
  • Country Primitive - 10% off storewide (Grand Opening)
  • Granny's Corner Frameshop - first 50 customers each day will receive a free Christmas print of their choice.
  • Bread of Life - All Bibles on sale at 20-50% off and all Christmas cards 30% off



The “Green Light Project” is going strong in Greenville.

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Gateway Youth has asked everyone to “Glow Green” by turning on their green porch light every evening during November to show support of National Runaway Prevention Month and the youth in our community. Two families that have been “spotted” and awarded large pizzas donated by Marco’s Pizza; they are Debra Houdeshell pictured with Ruth Barga, Gateway Youth Advocate and the Byerly Family.

Council on Rural Services provides education, support, and volunteer services through Gateway Youth Programs, Kids Learning Place™, Head Start, Early Head Start, and HandsOn West Central Ohio in Darke County. You can learn more about Gateway Youth Program and their program opportunities and support of Darke County’s youth by calling 937-548-8002 or checking the Web site at www.councilonruralservices.org.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

The holiday spirit on Broadway

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[Sorry if you're business was not included. Not all of the photos worked out].

New poll - terrorists on trial in New York City

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Khalid Sheik Muhammed, the confessed matermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and four of his associates will be brought from Guantanomo Bay to New York City for civilian trials. What do you think about that?

AMUSING UPDATE: Here's an uncomfortable quote:

"There are also those prisoners of war who we have captured and will capture in Afghanistan and other countries who will receive a trial of some sort. It is clear we need to try those suspects in a forum that achieves two primary goals—two goals, I might add, that may not conflict. First, the Government must have the power to use even the most sensitive classified evidence against these suspects without compromising national security in any way, shape, or form. In addition, those who commit acts of war against the United States, particularly those who have no color of citizenship, don’t deserve the same panoply of due process rights that American citizens receive. Should Osama bin Laden be captured alive—and I imagine most Americans hope he won’t be captured alive. But if he is, it is ludicrous to suggest he should be tried in a Federal court on Center Street in Lower Manhattan." ........ Charles Schumer (2001)

300 facebook fans?

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We need three more facebook fans to get to 300 (if you can believe that). Can somebody drag us across the finish line?

Update: 299! 300! ... the former mayor, GF, showed up and put us across.

Bear's Mill artist series

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Gary Hovey: stainless steel flatware welded, and shaped into sculptures. Tonnie Hovey: paintings in watercolor and pastel. Reception: November 27 from 6pm to 9pm. Art will remain on display through January 3.


Seasoned firewood for sale

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SEASONED FIRE WOOD FOR SALE

$ 125.00 PICK UP * Delivery Available

FITZWATER TREE AND LAWN CARE
( CORNER OF STATE ROUTE 49 SOUTH AND JAYSVILLE ST JOHNS ROAD)

937-548-1705

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New details in Cheadle murder case - died of single gunshot wound to the head

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You can read the other details for yourself in the Muncie Star Press.

Holiday Bazaar - November 21st and 22nd

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PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR

WHERE: 7219 AULD ROAD, BRADFORD, OH 45308, 937-447-9203
(HOME OF MELINDA PUTERBAUGH)

WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GREAT GIFTS GIFTS AND YOU ARE ON A BUDGET, THEN THIS BAZAAR IS FOR YOU

WE ARE OFFERING ITEMS SUCH AS, LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREES, HANDCRAFTED TREE ORNAMENTS, LONGABERGER BASKETS, HANDCRAFTED PURSES BY JOJO COUTURE, AND OF COURSE YOU CAN'T HAVE A HOLIDAY BAZAAR  WITHOUT HOMEMADE GOODIES LIKE HARD TAC, NOODLE, PIES AND COOKIES!

OHIO STATE FANS WILL WANT TO COME AND SEE THE DISPLAY OF ITEMS LIKE LAMPS, LIGHTED BLOCKS AND MANY MORE OHIO STATE ESSENTIALS.

WE ARE SURE TO HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST!

WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE BRING A CANNED GOOD T0 HELP REPLENISH THE FOOD BANKS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THERE IS A GREAT NEED THIS YEAR.


High Five for Wave Pride winners: Making Waves

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Making Waves is this week's High Five Business Winner. The team at Making Waves were spotted by WTGR representatives supporting Wave Wednesday's as part of the ongoing High Five for Wave Pride campaign. Pictured (Left to Right) are Katie Light, Joyce Clark, Mary Mote, Lori Goubeaux, Kristi Lyons, and Amy Quinn with Greenville City Schools Superintendent, Susie Riegle. Making Waves will receive a pizza party donated by MARCO'S pizza as a thank you for their support of Greenville City Schools.

If you would like to join the 60+ businesses supporting Wave Wednesday's, please contact Barb at 548-3185.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Email updates

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Several people have commented that they are not receiving the daily email updates. Can some of you leave a comment (or email) as to whether you're still receiving the updates?

[On a related note, the emails are administered and delivered for free via Google. There is little opportunity to fix problems at this end.]

Ohio stimulus money going to phantom congressional districts

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UPDATE: Problem fixed?



With the U.S. Census ready to begin, Congressional redistricting is right around the corner. However, it seems the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has already added ten new Congressional districts in Ohio.

Over $5 billion of stimulus money has seen its way into the State of Ohio thanks to the federal stimulus. The main goal of the money is to create or retain jobs and stimulate the economy in Ohio. According to www.recovery.gov more than 17,00 jobs have been created or retained, 11 of which are in Congressional Districts that do not exist: 21st, 99th, 69th, 87th, 85th, 49th, 20th, 54th, 56th, and 00. These 11 jobs have cost more than $5.3 million; more than 80% of the jobs created or retained so far are located in the Central Ohio area.

To read more about this story and more controversial stimulus funding, please visit Ohio Watchdog or click here.

The goal of Ohio Watchdog is to investigate and inform Ohioans about political waste, fraud, abuse, and ethical questions involving the use of taxpayer dollars. Ohio Watchdog includes investigative stories, video interviews, an interactive blog allowing for public input and special contact information offering whistle blowers confidentiality in disclosing government waste and misconduct.

[press release submitted to DarkeJournal by ohiowatchdog.org]

JOY FM IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH 3RD ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS WISH”

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Joy FM is Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana’s Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) station, and can be heard at 88.9 FM, 94.5 FM (Richmond, IN), and 97.7 FM (New Paris, OH).

In December, Joy FM and its’ faithful listeners will be taking on the needs of families throughout the area during the Christmas season. If you know of a family in the area that could really benefit from having their needs met for Christmas, please share their story and nominate them for “Joy FM’s Christmas Wish”. You can fill out a nomination form online at www.889joyfm.com. The deadline to nominate a family is November 25th, and families will be chosen by December 4th.

Joy FM will ask listeners to call in December 7th through the 9th and commit to purchasing items for the family members, until every family is taken care of. There will be official drop off locations all over Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana, making it easy to purchase the items and conveniently drop the items in the Christmas Wish box on the way out of the store. Locations in Richmond, Greenville, Winchester, Arcanum and Union City will be announced soon!

Joy FM is also looking for phone volunteers who would be willing to come in for a 2-4 hour shift during the LIVE on-air Christmas Wish, which will take place December 7th through the 9th from 6am to 7pm. We will also need volunteers to be a part of our “Wrapping Party” on December 17th from 5-9pm. We will spend that evening wrapping all of the gifts that will be delivered to our Christmas Wish families. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact Joy FM’s Office Manager, Merrhya Knoop, Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm at 1-877-335-4569.

Joy FM is also looking for standout businesses or churches in our area that would be willing to make an investment into a family in need. If your business or Church would like to help bring some Christmas joy to a family who could really use some encouragement, please call Joy FM General Manager, Dan Franks, at 1-877-335-4569. Your church or business can make a financial contribution to Joy FM’s Christmas wish, and help make a difference in western Ohio and eastern Indiana!

A nice sunrise this morning

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Never underestimate the power of a great story

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Slow news Monday: Here's a funny video that might be worth a laugh.

Game of the year (so far): Colts beat Patriots

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If you didn't watch the late game last night, you missed a great one. The Colts overcame insane deficits (17 points down early in the 4th quarter ... 13 points down with three minutes left) to score the winning TD with 0:13 left on the clock. The key play in the game came at the 2-minute mark when the Patriots decided to go for it 4th-and-2 on their own 28 yard line. When they came up just a little short, Manning and the Colts capitalized with he game-winning touchdown. The words "stupid" and "foolish" were used post-game to describe Bill Belichick's coaching decisions. Tom Brady's expression says it all.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bengals sweep Steelers, win at Pittsburgh 18-12

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The Bengals sweep the Steelers only once every 20 years, so you better get in your trash talk now! The Bengals are 7-2, and 5-0 in the AFC North, having swept both the Ravens and Steelers. The Bengals next three opponents are: the Raiders, the Browns, and the Lions.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hawkeyes vs. Buckeyes in de facto Big Ten Championship

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UPDATE: Woooooooooooooooooo. Ohio State wins a thriller in overtime 27-24. Hello Rose Bowl! [Of course it didn't have to be that way if the Bucks had called anything but a run up the middle from the fourth quarter on. Again with the ultra-conservative playcalling? But what the heck, they won.]

UPDATE 2: I'm happy that the Buckeyes won, but I also agree with this guy on the playcalling.

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The #10 Iowa Hawkeyes are currently battling the #11 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Horseshoe. Iowa is playing without its starting quarteback in unfriendly territory: advantage Buckeyes. Today's winner will likely be headed to the Rose Bowl.


Meet and Greet the new the Economic Development Director Marc Saluk - Nov. 17

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The Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) and the Darke County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ‘Meet and Greet’ event to provide residents a chance to meet with new Economic Development Director, Marc Saluk.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at The Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville from 5 to 7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

“The search for a new EDD has attracted significant attention over the past year. Now that Marc is in place, we want to provide a casual setting where residents can meet him, see what kind of person he is, and talk about his approach to the position,” said CIC President Phil Garbig.

Saluk officially started as Economic Development Director on Nov. 2 following a lengthy search involving over 300 candidates for the position. He states that he wants his office to “make a lot of noise”.

“Obviously, we can’t discuss specifics about projects we are working on due to confidentiality agreements,” explained Saluk. “However, where possible, I want to keep the citizens of Darke County current on our activities, goals, and programs. The office will always be open and accessible, and transparent when appropriate.”

He added that he looks forward to meeting with as many citizens as possible at the Nov. 17 event and hearing their views of the county’s past, present, and future, as it pertains to economic growth.

Dress at the ‘Meet and Greet’ is casual.

Ref: darkecountyohio.com

Railroad crossing to be closed

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CSX Railroad has informed the Village of Versailles that the Olive St. and Steffin Street railroad crossings in Versailles will be closed beginning November 16 to allow CSX to reconstruct a section of the crossings. The crossings are scheduled to reopen Nov. 18. To avoid the Steffin Street crossing, local motorists are encouraged to use either the North West Street, North Center Street, or Second Street crossings during the three day period. CSX and the Village of Versailles appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as improvements are being, made to the local railroad crossings. If anyone has questions concerning the railroad crossing notice, please contact the Village offices at 526-3294.

[from The Early Bird]

Friday, November 13, 2009

Second arrest in Cheadle case

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Nineteen-year-old Winchester resident David Minzer is now also being held on charges of murder and robbery.

More details at WHIOtv.com.

Unconfirmed: some commenters on the DarkeJournal facebook page are indicating the cause of death was a gun shot. Again, that's unconfirmed.


GPD vehicle involved in auto accident?

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An apparent auto accident occurred around 5pm this afternoon on Martin Street in Greenville (near the WTGR building). On the scene were three Greenville P.D. patrol cars and one badly damaged civilian vehicle. A commenter on the chat is indicating that one of the GPD vehicles was involved in the accident.

The involvement of the GPD vehicle remains unconfirmed (and therefore the question mark in the headline). More details as they become available.

Oops: the accident did involve a GPD vehicle and occurred at 2:30 p.m. (apparently still processing the scene after 5 p.m.). WHIO was on it hours ago. The OSP is investigating.

Mastermind of 9/11 to be brought back to NYC for trial

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If you didn't hear today, the Obama administraton has decided to bring Khalid Sheik Muhammed (and four other alleged terrorists) to New York City to be tried on criminal charges.

What does everybody think about this?

Arrest made in Cheadle case ** video added

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WHIOtv.com is reporting that Terry J. Durbin, pictured at right, of New Carlisle, Indiana, has been arrested for the murder of Patrick Cheadle. Durbin is currently being held in Randolph County, where he will likely remain if the homicide occurred in Indiana (as has been previously reported).

More details here.

UPDATE: Steve Baker video added here.


League of Women Voters Fund raiser

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The League of Women Voters Darke County proudly presents eclectic “free-style rock” band Skilless Villains at the Montage Café, December 5, 2009, from 6-9pm. The band offers a little something for everyone with covers that range from folk to hip-hop, complemented by a number of funky originals. Check them out at www.skillessvillains.com.

Tickets are on sale now--$15 advance/$18 at door. Buy them at Montage Café or Furniture Express of Greenville; or simply RSVP to lwv@communityworksohio.org to hold your advanced tickets at the door. Admission includes live show and two drinks (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks available). Montage will also open their full-service deli for those interested in purchasing appetizers, hors d’ouevres, soups or sandwiches.

Proceeds benefit LWV Darke County’s civic engagement and voter education/advocacy efforts. For more information, see the parent website at www.lwv.org; or email locally at lwv@communityworksohio.org.

Home invasion / burglary in western Darke County

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On November 11th, 2009 at approximately 7:19 PM, the Darke County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of a home invasion and burglary.

The incident occurred on Palestine Union City Road west of Greenville . Preliminary Investigation revealed two male suspects wearing ski masks entered the residence. One of the suspects reportedly displayed a handgun.

During the burglary, one of the suspects pushed an elderly man to the ground and fell on top of him. The elderly gentleman suffered a broken hip.

Tri-Village Rescue was called to the scene and transported the victim to Wayne Hospital where he was later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton .

The incident is currently under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office Detective Division.

Darke County Friends of the Shelter welcomes Santa Claus (Nov. 14)

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One Saturday 11/14 the Darke County Friends of the shelter will be holding their annual pictures with Santa Claus. This will be at Wal Mart in the Garden Center from 10 - 2. All pets are welcome as well as children. The cost is $3 with all proceeds going to the Darke County Friends of the Shelter.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How about some feedback?

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What do you like about this website? What don't you like? What would you like to see more or less of? Any new ideas? Help out with some constructive criticism.

Santa to visit Arcanum on November 28th

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Santa Claus is coming to Arcanum on Nov. 28! According to the Arcanum Area Business Association, Santa will arrive during the annual parade and go directly to the Santa House. Letters submitted to Santa's Mail Box or to the Arcanum Post Office by Nov. 23 will be read by Santa - who will choose two lucky children to ride in the parade with him. To be considered, letters should contain addresses and a phone number. However, all letters to Santa Claus will be accepted through Christmas Eve.

The Business Association will also be giving four gift certificates for $25 to adults, so be sure to signup at the local businesses. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the school house and end at the Santa House where Santa will see all of the children that day to find out the answer to that all important question "What would you like for Christmas?" Santa will be in his house every Saturday until Christmas with treats and pictures.

Thanks to the Arcanum Lions and several volunteers, the Santa House has been redecorated this year. Wheels were added to make the house easier to move.

[From this week's edition of The Early Bird]

Happy Veterans Day

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[Yes - it's a beer commercial, but it's a great beer commercial]

Unbelievable video of the day

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If you've had too much to drink, it's probably a good idea to stay away from the subway tracks. This lady in Boston comes within inches of losing her life.

In defense of Greenville Twp. Fire Department (from the comments)

I have been on a local department for almost 20 years. I am the chief for several years now. It took me about 5 years to feel comfortable in what I do. This is volunteer department. We do not get a lot of calls, but we do what we can do . GTFD is the same. They get the trucks out the door just as fast or faster than any other volunteer department in the county. I have obverved GTFD and you can not ask for a more dedicated department as far as the members are concerned. They are a young department, have some growing pains but they get the job done. They might have lost a house or a barn but what department hasn't. Including the "full time" Greenville City Fire Department.

Not one department in the county can say they are the perfect department. Every department has their problems.

All departments volunteer, part time and/or full time have their moments on the radio. Sometimes you say something and wish you could take it back.

As for vehicle 580. I do not have a chiefs vehicle. Nor do I want one. I do feel that it is a waste of money but that is my own opinion.

Guys leave the township fire department alone they are no different than any other county volunteer department.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheadle investigation expands to Randolph County, Indiana

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As reported by Steve Baker / WHIO.
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Update: Press released received from Greenville Police Department:

The investigation into the homicide of Patrick Cheadle of Ansonia, which began with the discovery of his body in a parked vehicle in the City of Greenville on November 3, 2009, has been expanded to include Randolph County, Indiana.

An extensive investigation has led officers from the Greenville Police Department, Darke County Coroners Office, and the Darke County Sheriffs Office to Randolph County, Indiana and at that time officers from Randolph County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police were brought into the Investigation. It is believed the homicide occurred at a rural Randolph County home.

Anyone with any information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department Detective Section at 937-548-4950 or Deputy Sheriff Tom Pullins of the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 765-584-1721.

Bengals beat Ravens - advance to 6-2

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The Bengals beat the Ravens Sunday (for the second time this year) setting up a showdown next week with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North. [photo re-printed with permission of the Cincinnati Bengals]


Downtown update for November (Main Street Greenville)

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Hometown Holiday Celebration Weekend, November 19-21, 2009: The air is getting colder the holidays are near. A time for celebration something we all hold dear! Join us for our downtown holiday traditions starting Thursday, November 19 with our storekeepers Holiday Open House and downtown Church Stroll. Be inspired by the reason for the season and embrace the uniqueness of Greenville's culture with the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade on Saturday, November 21. Merriment, aniticipation, and temptation all forge in this Hometown Holiday Weekend. Come celebrate with us!

Holiday Open House: Downtown storekeepers extend their hours until 8 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Look for each merchants uniquely decorated holiday tree in front of their store. Click here for specific retail specials.

Grand Opening, Country Primitive, 417 S. Broadway: Sandy is back on Broadway with her handpainted designs on found objects. Country Primitive offers primitive crafts, candles, and one of a kind creations. Visit Sandy at her Grand Opening during the Holiday Open House for gift ideas, inspiration, and special offers. Special hours until 8 pm. (Regular Hours: Tues.- Thurs. 11-5, Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-2)

Santa Visits Downtown: Fridays 6-8 pm, Saturdays 2-4 pm. Starting November 27, Broadway Joes, The Palace Building, 537 S. Broadway (Santa visits in December on Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19).

Veterans/active military eat free at Applebee's tomorrow

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In recognition of Veteran's Day, Applebee's is offering a free entree to veterans and active members of the military. Go here for details and watch the Applebee's video here.


[Note: we're aware that there is no Applebee's in Darke County, but it should still be recognized for this generous offer. If any local businesses are having similar promotions, email it in and you will get equal billing. Tip from NAMVET]

Monday, November 9, 2009

Win a cookbook from the RWC raffle

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At the Darke County Republican Women’s Club meeting on Monday, November 10, Dr. Roxanne Cech spoke about her trip to Washington D.C. The club is raffling a Congressional Cookbook donated by Debbie Boehner, wife of Minority Speaker Congressman John Boehner. The cookbook is not only a collectors item and a beautiful edition, but has delicious recipes from legislators, their spouses, and many federal elected officials.

Tickets are available from club members, from Kay Seiler or President Margaret Muhlenkamp (548-7172). Tickets are $1.00 or 3 for $2.00. The drawing will be held at the December meeting, not need to be present to win.

Darke Journal on Fox News?

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A jokester suggested that Darke Journal was cited on Fox News today. Uhh ... not quite ... but kind of funny.


1st Annual GCBL Texas Hold'em Tourney - November 14th

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Greenville Citizens Baseball League will be hosting a Texas Hold Em Tournament on November 14th at PAWS Bingo in Greenville. All proceeds will benefit GCBL.

Saturday November 14th @ 5 pm ** PAWS BINGO ** GREENVILLE OH
$1,000 Cash Prize to Winner - $50.00 Buy-In (No Rebuys)
Proceeds Benefit Greenville Citizen’s Baseball - Must Be 21 Or Older To Enter
Contact Jim Hackney @ (937) 548-9726 - Tournament Limited to First 120 Registered Players
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Check In

Door Prizes***50/50 Raffle***Dealers***Concessions
***High Hand Award***First Player Out Award***
Top Ten Paid***Championship Trophy***Side Games
Display Your Poker Skills While Supporting Greenville’s Youth

MAYOR SIGNS PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH

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The Mayor of Greenville, Mike Bowers, presents a City Proclamation to the Gateway Youth Programs honoring November as National Runaway Prevention Month and supporting the Green Light Project. Accepting the proclamation is students and staff of the Gateway Youth program.

The proclamation asks that the community observe this month by supporting the young people of the community and empowering families. We must aid our youth with opportunities and support necessary for their success. Also we must challenge adults to act as mentors and role models for youth, guiding them towards available resources to make safe, healthy, and productive choices for their future.

Youth will be handing out over 300 green lights donated by Rexel Company in Greenville, so that residents in the community can show their support of the project and our youth. Again, remember to turn on your porch light and GLOW GREEN, to show your support of the communities’ youth every night during the month of November.

Added new this year is a “Green Light Spotter” that will be awarding pizzas during the month when they are out SPOTTING residents with their green light on.

If you would like to know more about the Gateway Youth Programs in Darke County, call Kelly Harrison, lead youth advocate at 937-548-8002. Gateway Youth is a program of Council on Rural Services; or check the web at www.councilonruralservices.org for more information.


A new approach on comments

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In a lot of ways, the comments are the best part of this website. There is discussion here that doesn't take place anywhere else in the community. However, there seems to be an increasing amount of people settling personal scores through the use of anonymous comments. There are a few hot topics that just do not seem to go away. And it is obvious from the nature of these comments that they would never be made if the commenter could not hide behind the cloak of anonymity. Sometimes this can be a good thing, but many are just using it to advance an agenda.

So here's the new revised approach. Comments will be monitored on a tiered system. The top tier is for those who comment under a Google account (sign in under your Google account instead of "anonymous"). If you don't have a Google account, you can get one here. If you comment under your Google account, your comment will very likely be approved.

The second tier is for all other commenters. Anonymous comments will be screened at the sole discretion of the moderator, and upon whatever standards the moderator chooses. Anonymous comments will be regularly rejected, particularly if they are mean-spirited, repetitive, off-topic, etc. If you don't want to get a Google account (which is understandable), then you can start commenting under a chosen user name. When you comment, pick "name/url" instead of "anonymous" under the drop-down menu and give yourself a name. You do not have to type in a url. If you regularly comment with a chosen name, then you will be more established and have more credibility than the many anonymous comments here.

If you still insist on being anonymous, your comments are welcome on the chat in the left sidebar (where your i.p. is recorded and archived). The comments might be deleted later, but go ahead and have your fun. Just be aware that you are responsible for your own comments.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The House health care bill passed last night

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The final vote was 220-215. The Democrats had 30+ members break ranks and vote against the bill. Every Republican but one also voted against. Interestingly, the biggest fight of the night (mostly Democrats vs. Democrats) was over the Stupak amendment, which would forbid most abortion funding with public money. The Stupak amendment passed. And so now the bill goes to the Senate, where a whole new round of negotiations will begin.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Edison Community College Holiday Evening - December 4th

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CHRISTMAS CHEERS! ... If you have been to the Edison Community College Holiday Evening in the past, you won’t need convincing to attend this year’s performance. If you haven’t been yet – you should make this the year you go!

On Friday, December 4th, a cappella group “Straight No Chaser” will entertain the guests at the 12th Holiday Evening at Edison, all in the name of scholarships.

Straight No Chaser take their music very seriously – they just don’t take themselves too seriously. In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. The 10-member group, who claimed the top spot last December on iTunes and Amazon.com with their debut album, HOLIDAY SPIRITS, originally formed thirteen years ago while students at Indiana University. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal – the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music. Their runaway success of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” has become a viral video phenomenon, and inspired a re-energizing of other holiday classics such as “The Christmas Song”, “Silent Night”, and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. If their captivating and powerful vocal arrangements don’t get you, their humor and entertainment will.

The Holiday Evening at Edison is a grand and iconic kickoff to the holiday season, filled with elegance, entertainment and benefaction. And through the generosity of event sponsors and attendees, the event continues as the premier fundraising event for scholarships for Edison students. Become a part of this tradition. You may pledge your sponsorship support and request an invitation by contacting the Terri Jacomet at (937)778-7806 or emailing Terri at tjacomet@edisonohio.edu.


Live thread: Covington vs. Ansonia / state playoffs (Final: Covington 28-Ansonia 7)

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Game starts at 7:00 p.m. ... Covington fumbles the opening kickoff. Ansonia quickly takes advantage with Jordan Gilbert scoring on a 1-yard TD. Kick good. Ansonia 7-0 (Q1-9:49) ... Covington answers ... Bitner to Winston for an 18-yard TD pass. Kick good. Tied 7-7 (Q1-1:53) ... Nofzinger to Reams on a 15-yard halfback pass for a touchdown. Kick good. Covington takes the lead 14-7 (Q2-???) ... Sam Eric (sp?) of Covington gets his third interception of the game. Midway through the fourth quarter. It's not looking good for Ansonia. ... Bubeck throws 2nd interception. Personal foul added to the return. Covington now at Ansonia's 33. (Q2-???) ... Scoring update: Marion Local leads Sidney Lehman 7-0 ... Tyler Nofzinger runs in from 24 yards with just 11 seconds left in the half. Kick good. Covington up 21-7 (Q2-0:11) ... Scoring update: Marion Local now leads 10-0 in the third quarter. ... Ansonia takes the opening kick down the field ... have 4th-and-goal at the 2. Covington holds. Still 21-7 Covington (Q3-5:40) ... Sam Eric (sp?) of Covington with three interceptions. ... Nofzinger win a 39-yard touchdown run. Kick good. Covington 28-7, with 7 minutes to go. ... It's final: Covington 28-Ansonia 7. It's been a great season Ansonia, with a conference championship and a 10-1 record. But tonight's game goes to Covington.

Versailles Tammy Berger wins state cross country title

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Versailles Tammy Berger has won the Division 3 girls state cross country title today at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Berger's winning time was 18:47.94 (beating the second place runner by almost eight seconds). Berger was in sixth place at the mile mark (5:52.40), but moved into first place by the two-mile mark (12:04.60). Congratulations Tammy!

Russia's Katie Borchers finished third in the same race (19:10.05). And Versailles Sam Prakel finished 13th in the boys D3 race (16:30.60).


[Tammy Berger in a meet earlier this year. You can purchase this photos and many others at tigerballonline.net ]

Cheadle death being investigated as homicide

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As reported by WHIO

Update: Here is the media release from the Greenville Police Department ...
The unidentified deceased male discovered in a parked vehicle in the 400-B of Elm Street in the City of Greenville on November 3, 2009 has been identified by the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory as Patrick Cheadle (55) of Ansonia, OH.

The matter, under investigation by the Greenville Police Department, Darke County Coroners Office, Darke County Sheriff's Office and the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, has been determined to be a homicide. Cause of death is being withheld at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact the Greenville Police Department Detective Section at 937-548-4150.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The election stuff will all be over soon DarkeJournal endorses ...

It's time to move on. The comments for this story have been closed and purged. This is being done consistent with the new approach on comments, a few stories above, as the entire discussion is the repetition of issues raised before (many times). It will be repeated again ... if someone wants to present an article, with proper references, under his or her own name, then that will be considered.  

Homebuyer tax credit extended

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The Homebuyer Tax Credit extension was passed by Congress and President Obama will sign it today. It includes up to $6500 credit for current homeowners.

You can check out the government's handy chart here - or click the thumbnail to the right.

For more information on taxing advantage of the tax credit, contact Todd Finch at Leis Realty: email: trfinch@gmail.com; phone: 937-423-3316; website: www.darkecountyproperties.com.

Holiday Mail for Heroes (click photo for the link)

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Next Iron Chef - Greenville's own Nate Appleman

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"I'm not a hot-head, but maybe a smartass." Heh. Video here.

Downtown Candlelight Stroll - November 19th

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High Five Wave Wednesday winner

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Taco Bell is this week's High Five Business Winner.

The management team at Taco Bell were spotted by WTGR representatives supporting Wave Wednesday's as part of the ongoing High Five for Wave Pride campaign.

Pictured (Left to Right) are Jake Anderson, Melissa Lear, Shirley Mayo and Tina Carroll with Greenville City Schools Superintendent, Susie Riegle. Taco Bell will receive a pizza party donated by MARCO'S pizza as a thank you for their support of Greenville City Schools.

If you would like to join the 60+ businesses supporting Wave Wednesday's, please contact Barb at 548-3185.

Steve Baker has update on Greenville death investigation

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[Video still re-published with permission from WHIO]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gary Leitzell becomes mayor of Dayton on a shoestring budget

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Gary Leitzell? Yes - he's the Independent, earring-wearing, mayor-elect of Dayton. This guy was outspent 7-to-1 by two-time incumbent Rhine McLin, winning a big city mayorship with a preposterous $17,000 budget! With all due respect to Mr. Leitzell, this vote had more to do with throwing McLin out than it had to do with him. Every now and then, a candidate comes along and sweeps into office when an opponent - or a particular party - is down. Even horrid, putrid, unqualified candidates can win in this scenario ... just ask Marc Dann. But we're expecting much more from Leitzell, who now gets to govern without owing any favors to a political party - or big political contributors. What a novel approach.

Final point: do you think the political winds are changing a little? Republicans and Democrats both would be well-served to take notice that the public is more than ready to start throwing incumbents out of office.

Greenville will return to the GWOC

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As confirmed by a school district official, who wrote by email that the GWOC formally accepted Greenville in a vote a little after 10am this morning. A formal announcement will take place tonight at the Fall Sports Award Banquet in the high school gymnasium at 7pm. GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr is expected to speak at approximately 7:30pm.

From the school official: "A full gym would be a great sign to the GWOC of the type of community support our athletic programs receive."

The GWOC will now reportedly have 18 teams - and Greenville will become part of the 6-team northern division.

Mark Mallory wins re-election as mayor of Cincinnati

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This maybe has little relevance to the citizens of Darke County, but last night's campaign victory is the perfect excuse to bring back the hilarious video of Mark Mallory's disastrous opening day first pitch for the Cincinnati Reds. Enjoy!

Hometown Holiday Celebration Wekend

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election results

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Using the latest computer analysis, exit polling, and tarot cards, DarkeJournal can now safely predict that election results will be posted as soon as they are available on the internet ... :)

Any predictions?
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Update 1: Bob McDonnell wins BIG in Virginia.

Update 2: With 10 precincts reporting, Klosterman leads the voting for Greenville Township Trustee. Ron Klosterman 1404, George S. Luce, Jr. 1309, Mike Stegall 1384

Update 3: Bowman, Scott, and Studabaker lead for Greenville School Board (top three win). Craig McGlinch trails the pack by several hundred votes.

Update 4: Issues 1 and 2 winning big early (Dayton Daily News)

Update 5: Now with 20 precincts in ... Ron Klosterman 1932, George S. Luce, Jr. 1816, Mike Stegall 1941

Update 6: Neave Twp. results ... Bryan Clymer 455, Diana J. Linder 155, Walter Wiant 563

Update 7: Issue 2 is passing in Darke County by more than 3-to-1; Issue 3 is failing in Darke County by a small margin

Update 8: Wow - Rhine McLin losing Dayton mayoral race

Update 9: The race for governor of New Jersey is too close to call - with much of the deceased vote still outstanding.

Update 10: Now with 30 precincts in ... Ron Klosterman 2309, George S. Luce, Jr. 2147, Mike Stegall 2278. It's beginning to look bleak for Luce.

Update 11: It's all but over in the race for Greenville School Board, as Craig McGlinch trails the pack by over 600 votes. Studabaker, Bowman, and Scott appear to have won seats.

Update 12: Darke County votes BIG for Issue 2 ...YES 8132, NO 2308

Update 13: WHOA ... A Republican governor in New Jersey? Several media outlets have called New Jersey for Chris Christie.

Update 14: Now 40 precincts reporting for Darke County (out of 43 possibly?). None of the results above have changed. It appears that Ron Klosterman will replace George Luce as Greenville Twp. Trustee. Sue Bowman will replace Eileen Litchfield (who did not run for re-election). Walter Wiant will replace Lowell House (who retired) in Neave Twp.

Update 15: A Republican comeback nationally? Barack Obama won Virginia by 6 points last November. Tonight, Bob McDonnell won Virginia by 20 points, a 26-point swing. Obama campaigned hard for John Corzine in New Jersey, in what was expected to be a nail-biter. It wasn't. Republican Chris Christie won by several points. Brace yourselves for the White House spin on these two races.

Update 16: Dayton Daily News reports that Issue 2 has passed - up 65%-35% with almost half the vote counted. Sorry HSUS ... we'll be thinking of you next time we cut into a thick, juicy steak.

Update 17: Issue 3 is passing 54%-46% with 49% of the state reporting.

Update 18: SHOCKER ... Gary Leitzell upsets Rhine McLin in Dayton mayoral race. Leitzell is an Independent who was endorsed by the Republican Party. Question: How many big U.S. cities have an Independent mayor?

Update 19: Issue 3 is passing largely upon votes from Cincinnati, Toledo, and Cleveland. The voters of Franklin County voted against having their own casino. Check out this very interesting Columbus Dispatch graphic of the issue voting by county - and click on Issue 3.

Update 20: All 43 precincts have reported in Darke County ... Greenville Township (top two to serve): Ron Klosterman 2646, George S. Luce, Jr. 2455, Mike Stegall 2608; Neave Township (top two to serve): Bryan Clymer 484, Diana J. Linder 182, Walter Wiant 595; Greenville School District (top three to serve): Sue Bowman 3662, Craig McGlinch 2806, Cindy Scott 3568, Ben Studabaker 3682; Issue 2:  YES 12892, NO 3312; Issue 3: YES 7569, NO 8642.

A few notes to the commenters

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Be civil! And if you want to argue another commenter's point, calling that person a "dumba$$" is about the least effective way of doing it. It's also a great way to get your comment rejected. And once a comment gets rejected, submitting the same comment 43 more times won't improve your chances.

A few other notes:
  • "You're" means "you are." It doesn't mean anything else. By the same token, "your" does not mean "you are." Go here for more info.
  • A "moot point" means there is no point debating something. I'm not sure what a "mute point" is, though commenters seem to refer to it a lot.
  • Chief is spelled c-h-i-e-f.
  • If you have to use CAPS to make your point, it's probably not worth making. 

Darke County participates in two-state, multi-county disaster drill

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On Saturday October 31, 2009 several Darke County emergency professionals traveled to Monroe, Indiana, to participate in a full-scale disaster exercise. What made this drill different is that it included six counties from two states.

Ohio counties participating included Darke, Mercer and Van Wert; and the Indiana counties were Adams, Allen and Jay.

“Theses counties have been meeting for several years knowing that state boundaries cannot stop emergency response,” stated Mindy Saylor, Deputy Director of the Darke County Emergency Management Agency. “In the event of an emergency near or on that state line, we would have to work together and this exercise was a way to test those capabilities,” explained Saylor.

Participating for Darke County was Greenville Area Rescue, Ansonia Rescue, Arcanum Fire, Sprit Medical Transport, Wayne Hospital, Darke County Sheriff Communications, Darke County Emergency Management and Darke County Commissioner Diane Delaplane attended.

In all, more than 400 people attended from all six counties.

Representatives from law, fire and ems departments, county communications coordinators, Ohio State Patrol, Indiana State Police, National Weather Service, American Red Cross, Ball State University, Amateur Radio, county Emergency Management agencies, area hospitals, Ft. Wayne Airport, Indiana Emergency Management, Ohio Emergency Management as well as the Federal Emergency Management.

The scenario allowed for emergency crews to do some live firefighting and medical triage of 64 “victims.”

“We knew going in that communications was going to be an issue,” stated Brandon Redmond, Darke County 911 Coordinator. “We worked with officials from both States and Counties to come up with a plan that will be used in any real-life cross borders event,” said Redmond.

“This was a great experience and training opportunity and we are very thankful to everyone that participated.”

“Darke County is very fortunate to have our first-responders that are dedicated and committed to the safety of Darke County,” stated Saylor.

All six counties and both state are meeting in December to discuss and review the exercise.

Fall events at the Bistro Off Broadway

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The Bistro Off Broadway, 117 East Fifth Street, Greenville, OH, 937-316-5000

Sunday, November 1, 2009

For discussion: government-run healthcare

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If the current House Bill is so great then: (1) why is it not scheduled to take effect until after the 2012 election? ... and (2) why aren't members of Congress required to be part of the plan?

Are these admissions that the bill is a disaster?

UPDATE: poll out today confirms majority against PelosiCare bill.

Getting in the Halloween spirit

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In the spirit of Halloween, the Speedway Sweitzer Street girls dressed up like Fitzwater tree and Lawn Care employees for the day! This is called promoting business to business!



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