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  • Events highlight importance of bill

    by - Aug 20, 2014
    Grand Lake St. Marys is a landmark of the 84th House District, promoting jobs in the area and offering a place that families can visit to fish, boat, and enjoy time together. Being residents of western...
  • Readers Write – The Journey Home

    by - Aug 17, 2014
    As Director of Outreach for The Journey Home and a disabled U.S. Army Veteran, I was once homeless battling alcoholism. I now have three years of sobriety. Some little known and appalling facts regarding veterans are...
  • The Warm Gooey Part of Me and the Fair

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    I like the fair…I like the fair…I like the fair. Nope! It isn’t working. No matter how hard I try to convince myself it just doesn’t work. I really, really, really, want to like the fair....
  • Protecting children from liquid nicotine

    by - Aug 13, 2014
    The tobacco industry, in an effort to replace the 480,000 customers it loses each year to smoking-related deaths, has turned to electronic cigarettes, a new nicotine product that it hopes to make appealing to young people....
  • This is a Do-Something House

    by - Aug 12, 2014
    It began as the following question: Are we keeping track of all the jobs bills that House Republicans have passed? Soon, that question became a list. Then, as the bills piled up, the list became a...
  • Readers Write – Ag is Cool

    by - Aug 10, 2014
    Agriculture is a staple to the way of life for this county, and we are reminded of that every time we drive down the road and view the seemingly endless fields of corn and soybeans surrounding...
  • A huge responsibility

    by - Aug 9, 2014
    I was limping by Saturday afternoon of Annie Oakley weekend. For two nights I watched success and heartache in the Miss Annie Oakley shooting contest… congratulations to 14-yr-old Hayley Maher on earning the right to represent...
  • Darke County – My Historic Hometown

    by - Aug 8, 2014
    West central Ohio is the best place in the world to live work and rear a family.  I am fortunate that our local papers print Statehouse Updates, but often we forget to talk about how great...
  • Combating Infant Mortality in Ohio

    by - Aug 7, 2014
    Most babies grow to live full and long lives, but infant mortality is a tragedy that too many Ohio families face. Infant mortality, which refers to any baby that passes away before their first birthday, is a horror that...
  • Treating Opiate Addiction in Ohio

    by - Aug 6, 2014
    Addiction to opioids, like prescription painkillers and heroin, has increased significantly in the past few years, devastating communities across Ohio – rural, suburban, and urban. In 2012, a record 1,914 Ohioans died from accidental drug overdose...
  • Readers Write – Gnashing of Teeth

    by - Aug 3, 2014
    Dear Editor, My high school Civics teacher, Mr. Robert Spiller, helped formulate my belief of American Exceptionalism. Then, at the age of 17, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Before my 21st birthday I had visited...
  • DNA Says All You Need to Know

    by - Aug 2, 2014
    “Your whole family is bizarre!” is what a co-worker said to me. I thought, “Really! You’re just now figuring that out?” After three years of writing this column I thought I had conveyed that thought fairly...
  • Working to curb the drug problem

    by - Aug 1, 2014
    The drug problem facing our community in western Ohio and across the state is an issue that requires persistent attention and steadfast resolve. I have been very tuned into this issue and will keep working to...
  • Improving Veterans’ Health Care

    by - Jul 31, 2014
    Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators and I...
  • Commissioners Corner

    by - Jul 30, 2014
    July has been a “happening” month here in Darke County, and in neighboring counties. This month has seen the “4th of July Fireworks” displays in a lot of local communities, the “Country Concert” in Shelby County,...
  • Cracking down on human trafficking

    by - Jul 29, 2014
    My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me. Unfortunately, we see and hear the local stories...

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  1. Great Darke County Fair

    August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 11:00 pm
  2. Darke County Commissioners Meeting

    August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    Every week on Monday and Wednesday
  3. Darke County Commissioners Meeting

    August 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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