>Republicans sweep state and local races


State Races
Governor: John Kasich
Senator: Rob Portman
Attorney General: Mike DeWine
Auditor: Dave Yost
Treasurer: Josh Mandel
Chief Justice: Maureen O’Connor
Supreme Court Justice: Judith Lanzinger
Local races
5th Senate District: Bill Beagle
79th House District: Richard Adams
Darke County Commissioner: Mike Stegall
  1. #1 by Anonymous on November 3, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    >Versailles people who voted down the Library must not love books that much or are Nazis.

  2. #2 by Anonymous on November 3, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    >No, they all have Kindles.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on November 3, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    >People from Versailles are not Nazis. Some of us think that we didn't need the HUGE new school, new library, new fire-emergency building, should I continue?????

  4. #4 by Anonymous on November 5, 2010 - 10:34 am

    >That's certainly not an example of pride and progress from the people!

  5. #5 by Anonymous on November 6, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    >People can run out of money supporting all of the pride and progress begging.

  6. #6 by Josh F on November 7, 2010 - 12:22 am

    >The State has made significant cut backs in library funding, it's true. In part it's because cuts must be made, but they also realize libraries aren't as essential as they once were.This 1.95 mill levy was to maintain hours and purchase of books and DVDs. In talking to friends in Versailles, given the tight economy they felt this was tolerable. The library already engaged in a donation program that is keeping the DVD library up-to-date. Whereas school facilities are seen as vital, the library is more of a nice-to-have.I know this will seem outrageous to the library purist, but with massive funding cuts it's time they turn to library users for funding. $1.00 per DVD and 50 cents per book would go a long way. It's still an absolute bargain, considering the price to purchase a book, or rent a DVD at a video store. Books for children and teens should remain free, so as not to put up any barriers. Any adult who enjoys reading would not be inhibited by 50 cents.As for the snarky comments, even if the Versailles library makes cuts, the town still has a beautiful new K-12 school, new water plant, new sewage plant, new emergency services building, new library, lots of new or well maintained streets, manicured and up-to-date parks, remodeled swimming pool, and a strong municipal electric service. In fact, any time I visit Versailles it’s hard to find much that isn’t new or refreshed. I see a lot more pride and progress there than I do here in Greenville. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, instead flinging mud at our neighbors we need to learn from them.

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