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September 17, 2014
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Chamber welcomes DeWine to annual meeting

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Attorney General Mike DeWine to its annual meeting on Wednesday. The Attorney General spoke about the efforts his office has taken to curtail drug abuse, including the suspension of over 40 doctors for over prescribing prescription drugs.

DeWine also spoke about changing the climate at the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI). Under his direction, BCI has reduced the amount of time it takes process evidence. They have also helped law enforcement agencies across the state process untested rape kits, some of which have gone untested for 20 years. The efforts have resulted in 4,000 kits tested so far with hits on 1 of 3 DNA samples. The process has been able to provide law enforcement with names of suspects, exonerate persons and put law enforcement agencies in touch with other agencies pursuing the same individual.

Also at the Chamber’s annual meeting, Mike Williams, of The Winery in Versailles, was named the Chamber Citizen of the Year. The Darke County Visitor’s Bureau presented its Tourism Citizen of the Year Award to Gloria Keller-Brinley, of the KitchenAid Experience.

See this week’s The Early Bird for more information on the award winners and Attorney General Mike DeWine.

 

Attorney General Mike DeWine swore in the Chamber’s newest directors and officers at the annual meeting.

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