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  • Success of P4P is good for Darke Co.

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) met for its quarterly meeting on Oct. 22 and celebrated its fifth anniversary. The program has successfully partnered local businesses with other businesses and education to make Darke County and...
  • Good Samaritan coming to Greenville

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    GREENVILLE – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 23 for the Good Samaritan Health Center – Greenville. The new facility is located across from Wayne HealthCare on Sweitzer Street and will house the cardiology practice of...
  • Legislators optimistic about the state of Ohio

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    GREENVILLE – State Senators Bill Beagle and Keith Faber and State Representatives Jim Buchy and Richard Adams attended the annual State of the State Luncheon presented by the Darke County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee. The...
  • Strike possible if WPNA and hospital can’t agree

    by - Oct 25, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Wayne Professional Nurses Association (WPNA) and Wayne HealthCare (WH’s) are at odds and a strike may be on the horizon if the two sides can’t come to an agreement soon. The contract between...
  • Students achieve R.E.A.L. Success

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Students from around the county converged on Romer’s Catering on Oct. 21 for the R.E.A.L. (Raising Expectations for All Learners) Success Luncheon. This annual event recognizes the achievements of special education students who have...
  • FM ends season as District Runner-up

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    PITSBURG – “It’s very difficult to get to this position and I’m very proud of my guys. They did a great job to get here,” said Franklin Monroe Coach Danny Diceanu after his team lost 3-2...
  • Hospital and nurses at odds; strike possible

    by - Oct 23, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Wayne HealthCare (WH) and the Wayne Professional Nurses Association (WPNA) are trying to avert a strike, but contract negotiations have led to two offers being rejected by the nurses. Approximately 110 nurses have been...
  • Jets advance to district game

    by - Oct 21, 2014
    PITSBURG – “For us to stop their big guys up front was big,” said Coach Danny Diceanu after his Franklin Monroe boys soccer team defeated Yellow Springs 2-0 in the third round of the Ohio High...
  • XC Runners Advance to Regionals

    by - Oct 21, 2014
    ENGLEWOOD – Twelve individual runners and two teams will be moving onto the Regional Cross Country Meet on Oct. 25 at Troy Memorial Stadium. Darke County’s runners converged on Miami Valley Career Technology Center for the...
  • Lady Jets Have Season End

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    WEST LIBERTY – The Lady Jets of Franklin Monroe were hoping for a repeat of last year’s tournament game with West Liberty Salem, but it was not to be. The underdog Jets saw their season come...
  • FM boys take on Yellow Springs Monday

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe Jets have moved onto the third round of the  Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) third round of the boys’ soccer tournament with a 7-0 victory over Triad on Thursday night....
  • Upgrades to airport will take a while

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    VERSAILLES – Darke County Commissioner Mike Rhoades said upgrading the Darke County Airport has been an issue since before he took office. While the commissioners have moved forward on some individual projects, completion of the upgrades...
  • Democrats host state candidates

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Darke County Democrats welcomed several hopeful candidates on the ballot in November to their annual dinner, including the candidate running for the second highest position in the state, lieutenant governor. Sharen Neuhardt is...
  • Big Lots is Closing

    by - Oct 17, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Greenville Big Lots store on Wagner Avenue is closing. The Early Bird spoke to an employee who wished to remain anonymous to unofficially confirm the rumor that has been spreading across Greenville the...
  • Lady Jets get first round victory

    by - Oct 15, 2014
    PITSBURG – You can forget about season records when the soccer tournament begins. That’s what the Lady Jets of Franklin Monroe (FM) learned in their first round tournament game against Northeastern (Clark County) on Oct. 14....
  • CCC rivals meet at Tri-Village for XC conference meet

    by - Oct 14, 2014
    NEW MADISON – Teams from National Trail, Miami East, and Covington earned wins at the Cross County Conference Cross Country meet on Oct. 11. Individual winners were Brady McBride, Newton, HS boys, Anna Dunn, Covington, HS...
  • Same gospel; new delivery method

    by - Oct 12, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Non church goers and those that aren’t happy with what they’re getting from their current service will soon have a new option. Lighthouse Allegiance will kick-off its first service on Saturday, Oct. 18, 6...
  • Pence crowned at 86th Pumpkin Show

    by - Oct 11, 2014
    BRADFORD – Fifteen young ladies took the stage at th 86th annual Bradford Pumpkin Show on Oct. 8. Shortly before 9 p.m., Scott Ward, of WTGR, announced Brittany Pence, of New Breman High School, was the...
  • I’m Two Days Late

    by - Oct 11, 2014
    There’s nothing that will get a husband or boyfriend’s heart racing like hearing the words, “Honey, I’m two days late.” What? Huh? Ha, ha, ha…you’re kidding, right? It’s one of those statements that needs no further...
  • Jets take two games from TCN

    by - Oct 10, 2014
    PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe boys and girls soccer swept Cross County Conference rivals Tri-County North on Oct. 9. This was the final home game of the season and Senior Night for both teams. The Lady Jets...

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