Archive for January, 2011

>Grant awarded to the City of Greenville

>The City of Greenville will receive a $150,553 Roadwork Development Grant for the costs associated with the completion of public roadwork improvements in support of Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.’s project in the City of Greenville (Darke County). The project involves the construction of approximately 650 feet of roadway and four curb inlets north of the intersection of Jaysville-St. Johns Road and Sebring-Warner Road, which will create additional development and expansion opportunities at Greenville Industrial Park. The $278,000 project is expected to assist in creating 72 jobs.


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>Helpful ideas for the impending storm

>The Darke County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management would like to list some helpful ideas for preparing for the impending winter storm:

  • Plan on enough supplies for a minimum of 3 days without utilities.
  • Have spare batteries for flashlights and portable battery powered radio.
  • Spare gas for generators, also DO NOT operate generators inside the house or garages, they should be outside.
  • Use Cell phones sparingly, without electricity you will not be able to charge them.
  • If you are on oxygen or any other life support – plan ahead for supplies and electricity or possible another place to stay during the storm event.
  • If you use candles for light – use them safely.

These are only a few precautions to take for more information go to or Google winter preparedness.

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>Free Family Movie Nights at EUM!

>Every first Saturday of the month immediately following 6:30 p.m. worship, EUM Church hosts a FREE Family Movie Night, complete with popcorn and drinks. The movie for February is Despicable Me and will be shown on Saturday, February 5. Come and check out the new EUM Worship Center at 1451 Sater Street on the corner of Sater and Sebring-Warner Road and enjoy a great family night out!

Come for worship… Stay for the movie! Children’s programs are provided during worship. For more information, call 548-3211 or go to

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>Chef Jeff loves the Chicago dog

>Chef Jeff stopped by Big City Dogs and he likes the Chicago dog … a lot. You have to love a website that has a review of hot dogs followed by a recipe for Subz Saag Gosht- Lamb Curry with Winter Vegetables and Spinach.

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>Courageous young man sings the national anthem in Versailles

>Courtesy of Video link here.

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>New update from

>A significant and dangerous winter storm will impact Darke County beginning late tonight. Precipitation will begin as a combination of snow and sleet late this evening and overnight tonight before changing to freezing rain by early Tuesday.

Freezing rain and sleet will be likely all day on Tuesday and conditions across the county will deteriorate with travel becoming difficult by Tuesday afternoon and evening. Power outages could begin to become an issue by Tuesday evening as significant amounts of ice accumulation begins to occur.

The freezing rain will continue into Tuesday Night before changing back to a sleet and snow combination by early Wednesday morning. Light to moderate snow will continue during the day on Wednesday.

Total ice accumulations will approach and possibly exceed one inch, with three to five inches of combined snow and sleet accumulations.

Gusty winds will create additional problems as winds gust to 35 mph by Tuesday Night and Wednesday. Temperatures will fall below zero Thursday Night creating a dangerous situation for those without power.

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>Diabetes Myths Program

>If you are a diabetic, you know that there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to diabetes. Sometimes it is hard to separate diabetic fact from myth. Wayne HealthCare would like to stomp out some of the diabetic myths. The Wayne HealthCare Diabetes Self Management Education will be sponsoring a Free Monthly Diabetes Education Program to discuss “Debunking Diabetes Myths” on February 8, 2011. The program will be presented by Karen Droesch RD ,LD,CDE the Certified Diabetes Educator at Wayne HealthCare. Karen will provide the presentation and allow time from to answer your questions regarding diabetes. The program will be held at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Wayne HealthCare. Cost is FREE. If you have questions about the program, please call 937-547-5750.

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