Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Darke Co Sheriff Resumes Concealed Handgun Licensing and WebCheck Fingerprint Services

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The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is set to resume Concealed Handgun Licensing and WebCheck Fingerprinting Services. Both services will be offered Monday through Friday 8am to 12 Noon by appointment only. This service has been moved to the Investigations Building (top level) next door to the Darke County Jail. Changes have been made in the way this service will be provided in order to reduce the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus between the employees and the public we serve.

If you are sick do not come to the Sheriff’s Office. Call and reschedule your appointment. When arriving for your appointment you must push the button on the speaker at the front door. You will be asked COVID 19 screening questions before entry. You will also be asked a series of questions to ensure you have the proper documentation. You must be wearing a mask that you provide before entry into the building. Due to the shortage of PPE we cannot provide masks to the public. There can be no more than one person in the lobby area of this building at one time. No children are permitted in the building. If you arrive early or there is already another person in the lobby you will be asked to wait outside until the lobby is clear. Keep in mind that this building is used for other services in addition to CHL/ WebCheck and the lobby is very small, so be patient as we process your request for service.

Concealed Handgun Licensing

  • Must wear a self-provided mask to enter the building
  • Must have state issued photo identification
  • Must have a CURRENT AND COMPLETED CHL Application ( application date “rev.03/17”)
  • Current 2 x 2 passport style photo of yourself
  • Must have the appropriate Documentation in accordance with Ohio Revised Code evidencing Competency Certification
  • Must have exact cash amount for the transaction. No checks or credit cards accepted. No change can be made.

Anyone not compliant with the above requirements will be turned away and advised to reschedule their appointment.

The most common problems we have seen in the past are people arriving with uncompleted applications, out of date applications and no passport photo attached. The most current CHL application is available on our website and the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Please note the date at the bottom of the last page of the application 03/17, this is the most current application available.

We thank everyone for their patience as we implement these procedures for public safety and move forward through this pandemic.

2020 Gathering at Garst Planning Continues

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Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps
10 YEARS STRONG is the theme for the 2020 Gathering at Garst. The first Gathering at Garst was held on a sweltering July weekend in 2011. Staged on the beautiful grounds behind Garst Museum, it has become one of Darke County’s most popular events and was chosen three times in the past as “Best Summer Festival” by the readers of Ohio Magazine. Anyone who has attended the event will agree that it is unique in its variety of juried artists, amazing food vendors, talented entertainers, and the outstanding living history encampment. This year, if all goes as planned, will be the best one yet!

While the world is reeling from the Coronavirus, the Gathering committee is moving forward, making plans for the July 25–26 summer event. “We are hopeful the Gathering can take place this year, but not knowing what the future holds makes it challenging,” stated Jenny Clark, chairman of the event. We have told our vendors that June 15 will be the date that a final decision will be made about having the event this year. We have received verbal confirmations from 95 percent of our vendors that they will be returning if we have the event. Our sponsors have also pledged to support the Gathering, and we are thankful for their continued support.

Many special 10-year anniversary activities are being planned to celebrate this milestone. More details will be shared in the coming weeks, but we can’t contain our excitement any longer about this news! The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps will be marching the grounds and playing rousing melodies during the event. The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps hails from Lafayette, Indiana, and historically portrays a French Marine band, which accompanied the French military holdings near the Wabash River in the 1700s. During the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, military regiments relied on bands as a way to communicate battlefield maneuvers and regulate daily activities throughout the infantry. The high tones of the fife and the rhythmic bass of the drums proved to be heard effectively through the sounds of battle, weather, and the noise of encampment. The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps visit to the Gathering at Garst is made possible by a sponsorship from the St. Clair Manor, which is located at 224 East Third Street in Greenville, Ohio. The manor is owned by Mike and Shari Jones who, like Henry and Ella St. Clair, are community-minded citizens who support important causes in the community and have an interest in historic preservation. It is their hope that we will all be able to “gather” again on July 25–26 to enjoy the 10-year celebration of the Gathering at Garst.

Event information can be found at

New Sign Marks Annie Oakley Childhood Home

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Journey up Route 127 to the location across from Star Greenhouses near North Star. A new sign catches your eye with a memorial below marking the site where Annie Oakley’s childhood home once stood. Stand in the spot and see the trees and woods where Annie shot and trapped game to help her mother in desperate financial times. Her game was superior quality and brought a good price because she had such sharp skill that her birds were not riddled with buckshot. Eventually, Annie earned enough money to pay off the mortgage on the house.

Traveling a little farther east to Spencer Road in Willowdell, you will see the marker for Annie Oakley’s birthplace on the “old Swallow farm.” From there with a couple of short turns, you are on the Greenville–St. Mary’s Road driving southwest toward Route 127 to pay respects to Annie Oakley and Frank Butler at their grave site in the Brock Cemetery. The map created by Richard Wright illustrates that each of these sites is within a few miles of one another.

Following its mission to preserve the accurate memory of Annie Oakley and support the National Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum, the Annie Oakley Center Foundation (AOCF) most recently spearheaded the project erecting the new sign at her childhood home. Generous donations to the AOCF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provided funds for the new sign, and volunteers continue to preserve this and the other historic sites associated with Annie Oakley’s life in Darke County. Jenny DeMange and Chelsey Grillot of Star Greenhouses are the volunteers who graciously maintain the beautiful landscaping that enhances the North Star site while Paula Rutschilling donates her efforts to ensure that the flowers at Annie’s birthplace show the love and admiration that people have had for the “world-famous sharpshooter” from Darke County. In addition to the new sign, the AOCF has replaced the historical markers in the Brock Cemetery and in front of Garst Museum to foster a better understanding of Annie Oakley and promote tourism in Darke County.

United Way Partners Provide Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The mission of the Darke County United Way is to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. But, what does that really mean? What does that look like on a day-to-day basis for many living in Darke County during a pandemic? Where do folks turn who need help or want to provide help? The United Way has reached out to many local nonprofits to see how they are helping folks during this time and what some of their needs are as well.

  • FISH Choice Pantry continues to provide food commodities three times per week. Individuals wishing to utilize the food bank must be Darke County residents. Food distributions are available on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 pm, Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am, and on Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Home delivery is also available for shut-ins. At this time, FISH is need of milk and toilet paper. Most stores have put quantity limits on these items; therefore, they cannot purchase enough to keep in stock. Any other food donation is also accepted. FISH is also looking for volunteers for deliveries. FISH is located at 400 Markwith Avenue in Greenville. They may be reached at 937-548-2000 or
  • Grace Resurrection Community Center (GRCC) has seen an increase in the use of their pantry as well. They are accepting cash and food donations. The clothing pantry and clothing donations are closed at this time. GRCC also provides a hot meal Monday-Thursday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. They are currently looking for volunteers to prepare and serve the meals. Food pantry distributions are Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm. GRCC is located at 433 E Water Street in Greenville. They may be reached at 937-548-2595 or
  • Elderly/Shut-In Initiative - Tribute Funeral Homes has partnered with Bohndox Concessions and Remedy Plumbing. They are providing free items to seniors, shut-ins, and immune-compromised individuals. Financial contributions are being received by EUM Church (111 Devor Street, Greenville, OH). Food/cleaning/hygiene products are also being accepted. In addition, meals are being delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For more information, contact 937-564-1170.
  • Blessing Boxes - There are two (2) Blessing Boxes in Greenville. These are simply boxes where folks put food items in and those who are in need can take food out. One of the boxes is located in front of Tribute Funeral Homes on Broadway. The other is located in front of The Natural Path on East 3rd Street. Both of these are good for smaller or individual food items.
  • Blood Donations are understandably down at this time. If folks are healthy, consider reaching out to the Community Blood Center to make an appointment to give. They may be reached at 937-461-3450
  • Rent and Utility / Homeless Assistance - The organizations handling these types of needs include Community Action Partnership (937-548-8143), Community Unity (937-547-1156), and NextSteps (937-548-3211) through EUM Church.

We are living in unprecedented times. We have thousands in our community who are currently out of work. If you have the ability to give a little extra to these places, please do. Anything that can be done to help is greatly appreciated. If you need help, please do not hesitate to reach out. The United Way is available to talk you through options. Please call us at 937-547-1272 or email at

Empowering adds video support to online tutoring

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DARKE COUNTY – Empowering Darke County Youth has added face-to-face video tutoring to its online capabilities. Available formats include Google Hangouts, Zoom and Facebook.

“We went ‘live’ a little over a week ago and are already working with a number of students,” said Bob Robinson, Empowering Executive Director. “Our resources are limited, however, we still have room to provide help to the students who need it. If your child is struggling with his or her academics, please let us know at”

The Empowering approach is no different than in the past, other than tutors and students no longer meet in a physical environment. Homework through the student’s District daily routine must be done first. If at the end of the day the student needs homework help, tutors will provide it as best they can. In addition, help will be provided to the student who is still struggling with the basics, such as reading, language arts and math.

“Historically, the majority of our students typically need extra help, or sometimes just ‘tune-ups,’ in these core areas,” Robinson added. “If they were struggling in the traditional environment, as most of our students were, chances are they will still be struggling in the virtual environment. Our goal is to provide the help they need.”

Caregivers can request help at When requesting help, please provide the student’s name, grade level and the areas where help is needed: Math, Spelling, Reading, Grammar and/or Homework. The tutor best able to help in one or more of these areas will respond as quickly as possible.

Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy, most of the financial support Empowering has received in the past has been impacted. If any business, organization or individual has the ability to help us continue to help our students, please send your contribution to Empowering Darke County Youth, P.O. Box 1113, Greenville, Ohio 45331. Additional information can be requested at

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a 501c3 United Way Partner Agency providing After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.

Thank you for your consideration. Be safe.


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Due to the uncertainty created by the current health crisis, Darke County Endowment for the Arts’ annual distribution of funds to applicants seeking financial assistance for arts-related endeavors will be postponed during this grant application cycle. DCEA Chair Marilyn Delk announced that the deadline for submitting applications will be changed to June 30. “In anticipation that conditions surrounding planning for future arts-related activities and events may become more stable by early summer, we are extending the application deadline for individuals and organizations seeking financial assistance to reflect that hoped-for reality,” Ms. Delk explained. Additionally, due to the closing of Greenville Public Library where forms were to be available for pick-up as well as a site to which completed applications were to be returned, application forms can be secured by sending a request to the Endowment at P.O. Box 155; additionally, completed forms can be mailed to that address. Applications are also available and may be submitted on-line at DCEA’s Website

To be eligible to receive funding, an applicant must be located in or provide services in Darke County, Ohio. Projects appropriate for consideration by the Endowment board may include innovative plans and programs that increase the quality and stature of the arts, that increase accessibility to the arts for local residents, that enable collaboration between arts groups, that provide recognition of exceptional artistic achievements, and that provide for the maintenance and development of art facilities.

Darke County Endowment for the Arts was established to receive and manage charitable gifts which are invested to produce income to benefit the arts in Darke County, creating a lasting legacy which enriches lives through the arts. Fund options donors may consider include DCEA’s General Fund which provides monies from which these annual grants are awarded to individuals and organizations. The Memorial Hall Fund is dedicated to the preservation of historic Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as a community arts center, and the Darke County Center for the Arts Fund helps underwrite DCCA’s mission to present and promote cultural enrichment.

For more information about the Endowment and the grant applications, contact Ms. Delk at 937-548-2482.

Do you have a financial question? Ohio State Extension can help.

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Darke County, OH: If you have a financial question. You’re not alone! OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Healthy Finances professionals are sensitive to the economic challenges families and their communities are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the loss of jobs has greatly affected families and their communities. For others, it is declining health along with inadequate health insurance coverage that puts their economic well-being and quality of life at risk. Whatever the situation, we are here to help.

Our county-based Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Financial Educators are offering FREE financial education to assist families in improving both present and future economic well-being. We are available to answer your questions on budgeting, bill payment, debt or debt collection, consumer protection, unemployment benefits or loss of income, saving money, and home-ownership. Individuals can submit anonymous questions, and a professional will respond via email within 5 business days! To submit a question, visit

For additional information on Financial Education provided by OSU Extension, Darke County, please call 937-548-5215 or email Dr. Roseanne E. Scammahorn at


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Big Buddy Mentor Jaden Humphrey, Big Buddy from Sidney High School who is the son of Dr. Michael and Lori Humphrey of Sidney. Little is Northwood 4th grader, Harley Mash, son of Serena Cranford.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County received a grant from the DP&L Foundation to address the mentoring needs of at-risk youth through their after-school Big Buddies program. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is truly grateful for the support we receive from the DP&L Foundation. Last year we served over 350 youth through our programs, and this is all thanks to the support of companies like DP&L. This grant award will go a long way in our non-profit organization in matching high school Big Buddy mentors with K-4th grade children in our seven after-school Big Buddies sites,” said Executive Director, Jennifer Bruns.

Big Buddies is a nine-month commitment where high school students volunteer two times per month to mentor elementary students. During these meetings, high school volunteers, under the supervision of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two children on different educational and recreational activities. This year’s curriculum is entitled “Peaceworks-Peaceworks is a conflict resolution and peace building curriculum that encourages communication while also allowing for understanding of emotions and their reactions to conflict.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County was founded in 1977 to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better forever. Their next major fundraiser, Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K, will be held on June 18th at Tawawa Park in Sidney. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit, United Way partner agency. If you would like to make a big difference in the life of a child, either through volunteering, financial contribution, event sponsorship, or event participation; please contact the agency at 937-492-7611, 937-547-9622, or go to for more information.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Poultry Days Festival moves to August

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Mark your calendars now! After sixty-eight years the annual Versailles Poultry Days festival will be held in August. The annual festival which has been held in June since 1952 will be rescheduled to the weekend of August 14th. Festival Chairman Lucas Subler emphasized the importance of continuing this annual tradition despite recent COVID-19 impacts. “A year without the festival and chicken dinners would be like a year without Christmas for many festival goers. We want to do everything possible to maintain the tradition and support our community organizations.”

Subler continued, “The festival theme of Loaded Up & Cluckin has special meaning this year.” The 2020 festival theme is a salute to all those hard-working drivers, dispatchers and mechanics who keep the freight moving and have contributed to the growth of Versailles. In the last few months, we have been reminded of the importance of the transportation industry.

The festival website ( will be updated with a revised festival schedule as decisions are made. Updates will also be shared via Poultry Days social media pages. We will continue to monitor state and local COVID-19 guidance.

Questions about specific events should be directed to the event organizer which are indicated on the website. All general questions should be directed to

The Poultry Days Board wishes the entire community a safe and healthy start to the summer, and we look forward to seeing you in August.

The Poultry Days festival was founded in 1952 to celebrate the area’s history in the poultry industry. Over its history the festival has sold over one million chicken dinners and provided funding for numerous community organizations and projects.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


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Once again, the Greenville Church of the Brethren decided to do things a little different for their Easter Service. Instead of meeting online, as they have been doing, they have decided to greet Easter morning this year where the most important part of the Easter Celebration happened – in a cemetery.

“Because we cannot gather together as usual, we decided to meet at the Greenville Union Cemetery,” said Pastor Ron Sherck. “The grave is where the women who came to prepare Jesus’ body for burial and where the angel told them the Good News that Jesus had been raised from the dead. So that is where we will begin our day as well.”

Everyone is welcome to join the church in this celebration at 10:30 AM on April 12 at the Greenville Union Cemetery at 200 West Street in Greenville. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In case of rain, the service will be cancelled. Directions: Enter the cemetery from North Main Street. Go under the archway. Take first right and park near the Mausoleum.

The church has been in discussions with both the cemetery and with the Darke County Health Department and will follow their guidelines for social distancing.

Empowering offers “distance” learning support

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DARKE COUNTY – Until current health concerns have dissipated, Distance Learning is the new normal adopted by school districts, colleges and other education-oriented agencies. Empowering Darke County Youth is now offering an opportunity for caregivers to discover a variety of “in-home” activities and some basic learning support services for their children needing additional help.

Empowering is a free non-profit service not affiliated with local school districts. Lesson plans provided by the student’s teachers always have priority and MUST be completed first. Once that has been done, Empowering Darke County Youth can offer a variety of home activities and academic practice to keep your child occupied and learning, especially those still struggling with the basics.

Empowering Distance is “open for business.” Simply email and make a request. What does your child need? Math? Grammar skills? Other learning opportunities? We can supply skills practice for math, work with students on grade level reading and spelling words, set up exercises putting grade level words into sentences or paragraphs, and more. We will also be happy to provide activity ideas that are both fun and learning-based, as well as online links to free or low-cost resources. Whatever you need for your child, we will provide if we can.

Empowering Darke County Youth was formed in 2016 and as of December 2019 has provided more than 17,000 hours of academic support to 736 students throughout Darke County. Empowering works with students needing additional academic support through After School and Summer Tutoring Programs.

All Empowering services are free and are available for students throughout Darke County, regardless of their school district. Remember, however, the student’s district assignments MUST be completed first, just as they would during the normal school day.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a 501c3 United Way Partner Agency providing After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.

If you would like more information or to help in our mission, please contact us at or PO Box 1113, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For our online student help, email Be sure to provide the child’s age and first name, and specific information regarding the support you would like to receive.


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The month of March, (really, it was only a month!) is finally over!

This has to be one of the more unique months ever for our county and for our country. I am holding out hope for April……but we will have to see!

Of course, the big news was the Corona Virus or COVID-19. I am sure we have all heard enough about it, but we in the Commissioner’s office want to thank all the people of Darke County for their response to this crisis. As of this writing there have been 23 reported cases, most of them in one nursing home, and fortunately only one death, with our deepest sympathy to the family. We are proud of how our people have continued to listen to the recommendations to combat this disease for the most part, and their continued support of local businesses and restaurants who are essential. Our first responders and essential personnel have done a tremendous job here in the county and we can’t thank you enough. During this time, let us all be more considerate of our friends and neighbors who are working tirelessly to keep us supplied and healthy.

As you can imagine, it has been very slow here in the office, except for the numerous Corona Virus updates. It seems there is at least two conference calls a day to keep us informed! All of our meetings have been postponed or canceled, and some of our elected officials are working with split crews to combat the virus.

Thanks to our elected people and their office personnel for continuing to do the work of the county. The jobs are mostly thankless anyway, and now people need to appreciate the work our county employees do every day.

The Darke County Health Department website,, has a lot of information on the Corona Virus. Check them out for the latest in prevention and updates. Normally, I would invite people to come and see one of our public meetings. However, please rely on the Daily Advocate, The Early Bird, and WTGR radio, particularly Alex Mikos (if he gets here on time! Sorry Alex, just had to do it!). You can also go to our website,, and see what we run through session every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Get out and enjoy some fresh air, but continue to be responsible and act accordingly!

The Darke County Commissioners

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


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Mote & Associates, Inc., Engineers and Land Surveyors, located in Greenville, Ohio established a scholarship in October of 2002 at a celebration to honor the founder of the firm, Richard Mote, for his 30 years of dedicated leadership and his passion for engineering and surveying. The scholarship is for a commendable student seeking a post high school education or enrolled in an accredited college program in the field of engineering, surveying, architecture, or a closely related field of study.

High School and College Undergraduate Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year can be accessed and completed on-line at; or may be requested by contacting the company office listed below.

Mote & Associates, Inc., in business for over 48 years, encourages all qualifying students to apply. Applications must be returned to the office of Mote & Associates, Inc., 214 West Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio by Friday, April 3, 2020 (deadline extended to Friday, May 1, 2020). For more information, contact our office at 937-548-7511 or by e-mail at

Poultry Days Planned for 2020

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The 69th annual Versailles Poultry Days festival is proceeding as planned for June 12-14, 2020. The health and safety of our visitors, vendors and partners will remain a priority. The board is monitoring guidance from local and state officials regarding COVID-19. At this time, we will continue to plan for the festival.

When decisions are made, we will announce them on our Facebook page and local media. We will do our best to answer questions at Our website will also be updated at

The strength of our festival has always been the people that make it possible. This includes our community, visitors, volunteers, partners, vendors, and the Ultimate community. We will all be together again soon enjoying friendship, music and chicken. The Poultry Days Board is thinking about you as we navigate the weeks ahead.

- 2020 Versailles Poultry Days Chairman and Board of Directors


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The Darke County Solid Waste District will join with 1Shot Scrap and Recycling to offer an Appliance Recycling Day now through April 30, 2020.

This event is normally a one-day event, however, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are extending the collection. By extending the event, we will eliminate the gathering of a large group at one location during a specific time.

The event will be held at 6377 Hahn Road, Bradford. Due to the pandemic, it is suggested that you call 1Shot at 937-447-3300 for their current hours.

Items to be accepted include refrigerators, washers & dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, stove, dehumidifiers, freezers, furnace, grills, and water heaters.

There will be Freon removal and recycling at no cost, just mention “Darke County Solid Waste”.

For more information, call (937) 547-0827.

Dave Knapp continues support of Empowering youth

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Left to right: Bob Robinson, Executive Director of Empowering
Darke County Youth, accepts a check from Dave Knapp,
owner of Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln.
GREENVILLE - Dave Knapp, owner of Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in Greenville, has been a major supporter of his Darke County community for over two decades, especially local youth. He continued that support recently with a donation to Empowering Darke County Youth.

Among his community service support activities, Dave has provided scholarships to local athletes and, more recently, has supported Empowering programs every year since they were started. He has also supported such local events and organizations as the Gathering at Garst, YMCA, and the Cancer Association’s Annie Oakley Golf Tournament; he’s also provided vehicles for local parades and more. Dave has been serving Darke County communities for 26 years.

Empowering After School Programs have been put on hold due to the closing of Darke County school district and Edison State campuses, along with the Greenville Public Library. If on-campus instruction resumes prior to the end of the year, Empowering After School and Summer Tutoring programs will resume as well. In the meantime, Empowering staff and tutors hope students and caregivers will work diligently with their teachers in continuing their academic efforts through their districts’ online Distance Learning efforts.

The Empowering Mission: Empowering Darke County Youth is a 501c3 United Way Partner Agency providing After School and Summer Tutoring programs to assist students in the areas of language arts and math with the goal of Strong Students for a Strong Community.


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2020 BPW Scholarship Finalists: Front Row: BPW Member Kristi Strawser, Finalists: Araya Musselman, Josilyn Worden, Sarah Abell, Amanda Chui, and Keara Knepshield. Back Row: BPW member Vicki Cost, Finalists: McKenzie Willis, Sophie Gettinger, Abbigail VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, Allison Popp and BPW Member Sue Huston.
Greenville, OH. - The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club March 12th meeting was hosted by the Scholarship Committee with Chair Kristi Strawser and committee members Sue Huston, Vicki Cost, Shelby Dowler and Jennifer Bruns. The meeting was held at the Greenville VFW Post 7262.

The Scholarship Committee canvassed all eight Darke County high schools for applicants for the scholarship. Each of the finalists gave a presentation of their accomplishments and highlights through high school and shared their future goals. Kristi Strawser introduced the finalists who were: Sophie Gettinger, Amanda Chui, Josilyn Worden, Sarah Abell, McKinsey Willis, Araya Musselman, Abbigal VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, and Keara Knepshield. The winners announced were: McKinsey Willis, Sophie Gettinger, Abbigail VanHoose, Kayla O’Daniel, Grace Carman, Araya Musselman, and Keara Knepshield.

The Scholarship Committee also presented the Anna Britton Scholarship to Allison Popp. Allison is the granddaughter of member Gail Snyder. The Anna Britton Scholarship is awarded to a daughter or granddaughter of any member of Greenville BPW. Anna Britton was an active member of BPW that bequeathed money to award this annual scholarship. Allison will be attending Sinclair Community College to follow her love of animals and be a veterinarian technician. Rachel is the daughter of Michelle Zeller Popp and Patrick Popp and resides in Kettering, Ohio.

Member Lourie Bohn and friends are collecting items to take to the victims of the recent tornado that hit the Nashville, TN area. Club members brought food, paper products, and toiletries and gave monetary donations that Lourie will deliver to those in need.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fund raisers throughout the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County.

The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting. Those interested in learning more about the club can contact membership chair Kasey Christian at 937/417-4314 or

Recovery & Wellness Centers Office Visit Restrictions

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Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio will not be allowing the public into any of our facilities, unless you have a scheduled injection or physician-ordered urine screen. We are providing all therapy services through a non-face to face mode, such as telephone and/or teleconferencing. Your therapist will call you at the time of your appointment.

To reschedule or for questions, call each location directly. Do not use the Crisis Hotline for general questions.

Mental Health, 212 E Main: 937-548-1635
Substance Abuse, 600 Walnut: 937-548-6842

We are still accepting new patients. Call 937-423-3432 to set up an appointment for all locations.

In these times, you are not alone! The Crisis Hotline is staffed 24/7 to help you with anxiety and depression. Call 800-351-7347.

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