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  • 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...
  • Domino’s making a return to Greenville

    by - Oct 9, 2014
    GREENVILLE – There have been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding the construction on Wagner Avenue between Chase Bank and Burger King. Domino’s Pizza has confirmed they are planning to open in that location near...
  • October is Spinal Health Month

    by - Oct 7, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Greenville Mayor Michael Bowers, along with the Ohio State Chiropractic Association have proclaimed October as Spinal Health Month. According to the proclamation, heavy backpacks and poorly designed computer workstations have been contributing to spinal...
  • Parades, confetti and more at Pumpkin Show

    by - Oct 6, 2014
    BRADFORD – The Bradford Pumpkin Show will once again have a parade a day throughout the festival. Parades kick off with the Band Parade on Tuesday. Come see a lot of great area high school bands...
  • Tackling drugs in Darke County is a group effort

    by - Oct 6, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Business leaders, law enforcement, government officials, healthcare workers and representatives from local churches have been coming together for one purpose – trying to stem the drug problem in Darke County. According to Sharon Deschambeau,...
  • McCoy celebrates 20th anniversary with OSU

    by - Oct 5, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Musicians, singers, writers and conductors will often get the accolades for a great piece of music and deservedly so, but there is always one person who may only get a small mention in the...
  • Union City becomes an Arts destination

    by - Oct 5, 2014
    UNION CITY, Ind. – With many of the industries that once called Union City, IN-OH home now gone, the villages that share a state border have been trying to find a new identity for a long...
  • Local runners compete in Ed Leas Classic

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    EATON – Several local Cross Country team competed at the annual Ed Leas Fall Classic at St. Clair Park in Eaton on Oct. 4. Teams and individuals runners from Arcanum, Ansonia, Mississinawa Valley, and Franklin Monroe....
  • Jets fall to #4 team in the state

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    PITSBURG – No one can ever say the Franklin Monroe boys’ soccer team will shy away from a challenge. This year they have already played some of the top teams in the area, including Yellow Springs,...
  • Rural King, BW3 coming to Greenville

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    GREENVILLE – It was a week of good news for the City of Greenville. Two busi-nesses con-firmed they would be coming to town in 2015. One of those businesses will make sure the old Kmart building...
  • Photos and stories from vets sought

    by - Oct 3, 2014
    GREENVILLE – The Early Bird will once again be honoring local veterans on Nov. 9. A special edition, featuring photos and stories of those that have served in the Armed Forces, will celebrate their sacrifice and...
  • Horsemen plan state ride Oct. 10

    by - Oct 1, 2014
    EATON – Preble County Ohio Horseman’s Council will be holding its State Ride at Hueston Woods Horsecamp at Hueston Woods State Park starting Oct. 10-12. Join them for their yearly celebration; bring your horses and camp...
  • Lady Jets battle for win over Brookville

    by - Oct 1, 2014
    PITSBURG – Last year the Franklin Monroe Lady Jets Soccer Team travelled to Brookville and posted a 5-0 lead at halftime only to see it vanish and come away with a loss. They were determined to...
  • Restaurant eyes Greenville location

    by - Sep 30, 2014
    GREENVILLE – Tired of eating at the same restaurants over and over in Greenville. You may soon have a new choice. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar (BW3) has confirmed the restaurant is planning to open...
  • FM was 20 seconds from a victory

    by - Sep 30, 2014
    PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe boys’ soccer team may have hurt themselves in the tournament draw this weekend. Going into their game with Dayton Christian, the Jets were favored to earn the #1 seed, but Dayton...

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