Archive for March, 2009

>Greenville Baseball opens season against Marion-Local

>The Greenwave baseball team opened its regular season tonight with a home game against Marion-Local. The two teams packed the Sater Street park with fans – as the younger boys were all getting in their first practice on the little league diamonds. Below you’ll see Greenville shortstop Cale Marker rapping a bases-loaded single.

[Subscribers may have to visit website to view video.]


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>Is Celina’s Governor’s Cup Regatta a sinking ship?

>Here’s the story, which is being linked mostly just to continue the “sinking ship” theme.

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>Press release on auto accident


Friday, March 27th, 2009
Contact: Sheriff Spencer (937-548-3399)

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that occurred at the intersection of Sebring Warner Road and US Route 127 on March 27th, 2009 at approximately 12:45 PM. There were four injuries total and out of those four injuries, two have been pronounced dead.

The Darke County Dispatch Center received numerous calls reporting a serious accident at the intersection with several injuries and possible ejection.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office, along with Greenville Township Fire & Rescue and Arcanum Rescue were dispatched to the scene and Careflight was also notified. Two patients were flown by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and one patient was transported by ground to Wayne Hospital in Greenville. One patient was pronounced dead at the scene and a second was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The accident is still under investigation. This is the second fatal accident of the year and marks the third accident related death in Darke County in 2009.

[note: this press released was issued Friday, but acquired by email just today. There has been extensive coverage in the Darke County and Dayton media if you want more details.]

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>Darke County Website – Midlife & Beyond

> Genni, Jan, Kara, and Holly have started a Darke County blog called Midlife & Beyond – geared mostly toward seniors. The ladies are affiliated with the Brethren Retirement Community (I think), and they have some interesting information at their website.

It might not be for everybody, but make sure to at least give them a visit (plus they gave DarkeJournal a plug, so that’s commendable).

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>Senator Gary Cates to speak in Greenville

>Ohio State Senator Gary Cates will be the speaker for the Darke County Republican Women’s Club meeting on Monday, April 13. Immediately after his speech, Greenville Schools Superintendent Susie Riegle and committee member Marlise McCallister will give a presentation about the upcoming school levy.

Senator Cates is Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, representing the 4th District since 2005. Previously he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Butler County, from 1999 until 2004. He was a Union Twp. Trustee 1990-1995, and had been on the Middletown City School Board.

Ohio Senate President Bill Harris named Senator Cates to the Senate Education Committee position which will include leading a group to dissect Governor Strickland’s education plan and move forward with debate and discussion on the state budget bill.

“Schools” will be the theme of this meeting, which will be held at the Chestnut Village Community Center in the Brethren Home complex. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and reservations for dinner are required; please call Wavelene Denniston at 547-6477 by April 9.

The general public is invited. Those who wish to attend just the program and not the dinner, could come at 7:00 p.m. without prior reservations.


>New banners brighten up Broadway

>Downtown Greenville was a little brighter this morning with the addition of new and colorful spring banners.

The new additions are the artwork of several Greenville junior high students who won a contest to have their designs exhibited downtown.

The four different banners are alternated between existing banners for the City of Greenville.

The new look is part of a project sponsored by Main Street Greenville.

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>The people from Gerdes Turf Farms (Xenia, Ohio) don’t know how to park a truck

>Or maybe if you have a Ford F-550, you just figure you can park wherever you want.

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