May 31, 2012

Motorcycle Accident Victim Succumbs to Injuries

***On May 29, 2012 at approximately 1:55 PM Carra L. Tucker succumb to her injuries sustained in the accident. Charles Tucker III was treated and released for his injuries.

This accident marks Darke Counties fifth fatal accident on Darke County roadways in 2012. 

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Original Release:
On May 28, 2012 at approximately 4:40 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue, Hollansburg Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2300 Block of Hollansburg-Richmond Road in reference to a serious injury accident involving a motorcycle.  

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1983 Honda motorcycle driven by Charles C. Tucker III, 27, Richmond Indiana was north bound on Hollansburg-Richmond Road approaching Tilson Road.  Tucker attempted to pass a north bound vehicle and lost control of the motorcycle in a curve.   Both Tucker and his passenger, wife Carra L. Tucker, 29, Richmond Indiana were ejected from the motorcycle. 

Charles Tucker III was transported to Reed Hospital by Tri Village Rescue.  Carra Tucker was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.  Mr. and Mrs. Tucker’s condition was unknown at the time.             

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team also responded to the scene for further investigation. 

Power Over Parkinson’s

VERSAILES – Versailles Health Care Center is pleased to announce a new monthly event for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families!  Power Over Parkinson’s will meet monthly to exercise, socialize, and learn.  Sessions will be lead by Shannon Condon, Speech Therapist, and Gina Boerger, Physical Therapist.  They will lead the group in vocal and physical exercise.  Each month will feature a different education topic, often with guest speakers.  Shannon and Gina hope to offer positive resources to people with Parkinson’s.
The Power Over Parkinson’s group will take place June 13, 4 p.m.  It will be held at the Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center.  This is a FREE meeting.  There will also be a door prize giveaway, good for a free entrée, compliments of Michael Anthony’s at the Inn.
For more information or to RSVP, call Shannon, 526-0130.

Topic of the Week: F-M School History

ARCANUM--The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society (AWTHS) topic of the week in Southern Darke County History is Franklin-Monroe Schools.   In the reference library are (on CD) class pictures of Franklin for the years of 1904, 1936-37, 1939, and 1940-1952; Monroe, classes of 1931-1940 and  1953-2010 F-M class pictures. 
There are also a few pictures of the old one room school houses in the townships and one of the “Pitsburg” town school early 1900s.  Collection also includes some old report cards and souvenir programs.  The society is looking for photos and yearbooks to complete its  collection for old school houses, Franklin, Monroe, and Pitsburg classes. 
We have years for Monroe of 1939, 1940, 1942, 1943, some of F-M from the 1970’s and 1990’s. And anything with the Southeastern school name on it.  We currently have a newspaper clipping in the collection about the proposed land purchase from Delbert Brumbaugh for the school location (Southeastern) at that time which included F-M and Arcanum.    Please call 692-6462 if you can help out with a donation or copy of your original photo.  See our web site for guidelines and information at  The library is open every Saturday, 9-11:45 a.m., this summer along with the Farmers Market and historical house tours and exhibits.
If you have an old school house on your property and know any info about it such as dates when built or school ended and such information, please call 692-6462. We are looking for information, deeds, photos (old or present), souvenir programs and such to create a time line of the first schools for Pitsburg.   We are trying to also establish a history of the systems as well as the mergers. 

Signup for Summer Reading Program

BRADFORD—Signups are now taking place for the Bradford Public Library Summer Reading Program. All readers of all ages are invited to be a part of “LOVE THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN.”  Many wonderful activities are planned and every person who signs up will receive a very special gift.

May 30, 2012

Summer Lunch Program

GREENVILLE – Free lunch is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays to all kids ages 1-14 this summer!
Beginning June 5 through Aug. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth St., Greenville, is offering a Free Summer Lunch Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Meals are kid-friendly and are served at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed with games, movies and/or other activities until 12:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Angie at First Presbyterian Church at 937-548-3188.
Use the parking lot entrance.

Ohio Institutes Blue Alert

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Blue Alert is a notification system used to enlist public assistance in the event of a tragedy involving a critically injured or killed law enforcement officer where the suspect(s) are still at large, or in the event of a missing law enforcement officer.  The following criteria, established in ORC 5502.53, must be met to initiate the Ohio Blue Alert:
(1) A local law enforcement agency confirms that a law enforcement officer has been seriously injured or killed, and a suspect has not been apprehended, or that a law enforcement officer is missing while on duty under circumstances warranting concern for the law enforcement officer's safety.
(2) There is sufficient descriptive information about the suspect or the circumstances surrounding a law enforcement officer's injury, death, or disappearance to indicate that activation of the alert may help locate a suspect or a missing law enforcement officer. 
The Ohio Blue Alert was created by the Ohio General Assembly,signed into law by Governor Kasich and is coordinated by the Ohio AMBER Alert Steering Committee.  A statewide test will be conducted on June 1, 10 a.m.,  when the system is activated.

Farmers Market has returned to Arcanum

ARCANUM--The Wayne Trail Historical Society invites the public to the annual Farmers Market now in operation every Saturday morning, 9 a.m. until noon. The Farmers Market is located in the Veterans’ Park adjacent to the Historical Building, 123 West George Street in Arcanum.  Featured will be fresh home grown produce that is now in season, frozen soup, nuts, homemade noodles, cakes and pies, plants and herbs for the yard and garden and much more.  Every Saturday brings a variety of items and vendors.  The Farmers Market will be continuing until late August.
 Wanted and a welcome is extended to vendors to participate in the Farmers’ Market.  There is ample room for many vendors to set up in Veterans’ Park at no charge for a space.  Any variety of wares from produce to crafts and other merchandise may be displayed and sold.
  The Historical Society will be hosting an Open House during the same hours as the Farmers Market. The historical building will be open for touring and enjoying the historical collections on display. Be sure to visit the building to view the items that will be changed each week for new interesting viewing along with a weekly visit to the Farmers’ Market.
The Historical Society will be holding its annual Garage Sale in the historical building and yard the end of July.  The society is noted for their low and affordable prices.  Also, the society will accept any donations for the garage sale from now until the end of the July.  Simply leave them on either the front or back porch of the building at any time.  A member of the Historical Society will be checking the building for items and properly storing them.


GREENVILLE – Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR participated in the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Greenville. Pictured are members Helen Wright, Regent Chris Nehring, Karen Burkett, Shirley Hughes, and Debbie Nisonger. 

Wavaires will perform in NY

GREENVILLE – The Greenville High School Wavaires, under the direction of Michele Smith, pride themselves with a diverse musical repertoire. The Greenville High School Music Department was awarded the 2001 Grammy Signature School and selected as one of the top 100 schools in the nation for music by the Grammy Foundation.
They have performed in such noted venues as, Carnegie Hall, the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Riverside Church, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, South Street Seaport, and the Statue of Liberty, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the CBS Early Show. The group will be performing at the Allen Room at Jazz, Lincoln Center, in New York on June 9. 

CBC makes changes to ID system

DAYTON For many blood donors, a brightly colored arm bandage comes with a sense of accomplishment and a well-worn Community Blood Center (CBC) Donor ID card is an even greater source of pride.  But those familiar ID cards are being replaced as CBC undergoes a major software conversion and donors will need their new donor ID number to schedule an appointment.
On June 4, CBC will launch a new software system that will automatically assign each donor a new, eight-digit donor identification number.  For most donors, the replacement process begins when they arrive at a CBC branch or mobile blood drive to donate.  When CBC registration staff members scan the old card they will indicate that the card must be replaced.  A firm contracted by CBC will create the new card and send it to the donor by mail.
Donors will receive a sturdy, plastic ID card with their name, blood type, ID number and bar code as a replacement for the paper ID card.  Donors will also receive a plastic key fob card with the same information.
Another very important outcome of the software upgrade and the donor ID conversion is that donors must use their new ID number to log onto to schedule an appointment.  They will not be able to access their account with their old ID number.
CBC has emailed new donor ID number notifications to thousands of CBC donors, but many will remain unaware that, as of June 4, their donor ID number has changed.  Anyone who has trouble logging on and scheduling an appointment on should call CBC at 1-800-388-GIVE for assistance.

Dave & Annie thank Wildflower Garden Club

GREENVILLE – Annie’s and her best friend, Dave, are thanking The Wildflower Garden Club for being a Star sponsor at Annie’s Wild West Gala.
Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on June 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. There will be improved check out procedures. Auctioneer will be Mike Baker and light appetizers will be catered by Montage. For a donation, drinks will feature commemorative glasses donated by Verd and Gini Stuckey and JAFE Decorating. Improved checkout procedure.
This is a fundraiser for the Garst Museum and the National Annie Oakley Center. Call the Garst Museum for tickets at 548-5250.
Nearly 100 items in the live and silent auction and target raffles are viewable at
Members of the Wildflower Garden Club were thanked by Dave and Annie for being a Star Sponsor for Annie’s Wild West Gala.

May 29, 2012

Fatal Accident Near Bradford.

Updated: 7:57 p.m

A portion of Ohio 185, from Rangeline to Bradford Bloomer Road was blocked as law enforcement investigated fatal single-vehicle crash near Bradford. The crash occurred around 3 p.m., May 29.

The blue Cavalier reportedly was driven off the side of the road where it hit a tree. Police are saying Donald Yingst, 48 of Covington, died on impact.  There didn't appear to be any other persons involved in the crash. Police are still trying to determine why Yingft went off the road.

CareFlight was originally dispatched, but was cancelled once crews arrived on the scene.

Commissioners May 23 meeting.

You can read the Darke County Commissioners May 23, 2012 meeting minutes by clicking on the following link: Darke County Commissioners

American Hero Recognition Ride

GREENVILLE – The Treaty City Motorcycle Club will host an American Hero Recognition Ride on June 16. The registration fee is $15 per motorcycle and $5 per rider. The price includes a meal.
Registration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Treaty City Motorcycle Club. The rain date is June 17.

Awareness raised for homelessness

GREENVILLE – Rain was threatening… but undeterred, Key Club “hobos” built their box homes in the inner courtyard of Greenville High School for the second annual Box City to Raise Awareness for the Homeless.
They avoided the rain, but it made little difference as none of them slept that night. There was too much to do. Once they built their homes it was time for games, pizza, contests, a movie or two and several lessons on the plight of Americans without a home.
For instance, there are 3.5 million homeless every year in the U.S. In Darke County, 46 people – including mothers and children – have no home. Three different “discussion” sessions addressed Overall Homelessness in the U.S. and Ohio; Mothers and Families; and Teen Homelessness.
While the goal of Box City was to raise awareness, participants also had to bring food and clothing in order to “purchase” building supplies such as boxes and duct tape. Those items were donated to local food and homeless shelters.
About 30 Key Club members from different Divisions in the KCI Ohio District broke into several tribes, including: Slytherin (The Slithering Dungeon); Hobo Sapiens; Happy Hobos; Camp KC (Camp Kitty Cat); The Gryffindor Tower; Erryday In Dumblin and Dumblederry Army.
Top prize winners of the night were the Hobo Sapiens… “It all started in Hobo Nam and Hobo Jima. Then we came back and took over the GHS Courtyard… because Hobos are people, too.”
One highlight of the evening was Erika Waller’s Hobo Home. It was built by three engineers… “Just because you’re homeless doesn’t mean you can’t have style.”
Erika’s Dad, Kent Waller, said he’d asked a contractor for boxes for the project. The next thing he knew, they were building the house.
“I wish I could have bottled that look,” he said about his daughter when she first saw her Hobo Home. “Her giggle was priceless.”
Despite no sleep for most participants, the cleanup took place rapidly between 7 and 9 a.m. The Courtyard and GHS hallways were left exactly as they were found.
Ohio District Secretary Mariah Reitz, coordinator of the annual event, wanted to thank all of those who participated plus the following sponsors: Walgreens, Marco’s Pizza, Kitchen Aide, The Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Shoebilee, Lowes, Tractor Supply, Francis Furniture, Eikenberry’s, Sears, Bri Makombe, Reitz Family, Kaur Family and Herzog Family.

The Greenville Key Club held its second annual Box City to help students understand the serious issue of homelessness. Pictures from the event are posted below:

Grant helps TV library

NEW MADISON – Tri-Village High School was awarded a check for $200 to support the library from a Cargill Grant.  This grant is presented by Cargill as part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, administered by National FFA. 
In late April, National FFA announced the recipients of the Cargill Community Scholarship awards student academic achievement and excellence in school and community activities.  Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to 350 outstanding high-school seniors living in U.S. communities where Cargill operates; recipients will receive a scholarship acceptance packet from National FA in June.
As part of the scholarship program, Cargill also provides a grant in the student’ honor to the student’s high school, to be used for the school’s library needs.  We recognize that our continued success depends on the growth and health of our communities and partners, including our local school partners. 
Austin Mikesell received the 2012 Cargill Community Scholarship.  
Shown are Brian Pohlman, FFA Advisor, Austin Mikesell, and Mrs. Brenda Miller Library Media Specialists. 

Veterinarian speaks to Cancer Group

GREENVILLE – The next meeting of the “Living with Cancer” Support Group will be held on June 7, 7-8:30 p.m.  The meeting will take place at Wayne HealthCare in the Third Floor Conference room. This month’s support group features Dr. Paul D. Jones. 
Dr. Jones will be speaking about the importance of having and maintaining a companion animal for cancer patients. Dr. Jones is a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has owned his own small animal practice in Greenville since 1989. He is a member of the American Veterinary Association and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine in Greenville Dr. Jones has, for the past 10 years, taught police officers first aid for their police dogs at a Canine Unit Training Center in Wapakoneta. He consulted on the set up of companion animals at the Brethrens Home and continues to care for the pets there.
Dr. Jones has 3 children, 2 stepchildren, and 1 granddaughter who loves to visit "Grampa" at work. He resides in Darke County with his wife, Kathy, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 1 horse, and a flock of homing pigeons.
The Cancer Association is excited to have a veterinarian speak to the support group and invites all cancer patients and families of cancer patients to attend this session.
The support group meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
The association partners with United Way and is not affiliated with the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Paul Jones will speak to the Living with Cancer Support Group about companion animals. 

Gas Price Update

Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio have fallen 8.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Ohio during the past week, prices yesterday were 14.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 8.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 15.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"Summer driving season has officially begun with the national average falling far lower than we expected it earlier this year," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The national average has dropped to a surprising $3.65/gal mark as of today. Had you asked me back in January if the national average would have been that low on Memorial Day, I would likely have chuckled, but it goes to show anything is possible," DeHaan said. GasBuddy forecast back in January that the national average would peak between $3.75-$4.15/gal. The national average peaked at $3.92/gal on April 5, far sooner than many analysts, including DeHaan, expected it to occur.

May 28, 2012

Injuries Sustained from Motorcycle Crash

On May 28, 2012 at approximately 4:40 PM Darke County Deputies, along with Tri Village Rescue, Hollansburg Fire and CareFlight were dispatched to the 2300 Block of Hollansburg-Richmond Road in reference to a serious injury accident involving a motorcycle.  

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1983 Honda motorcycle driven by Charles C. Tucker III, 27, Richmond, IN was north bound on Hollansburg-Richmond Road approaching Tilson Road.  Tucker attempted to pass a north bound vehicle and lost control of the motorcycle in a curve.   Both Tucker and his passenger, wife Carra L. Tucker, 29, Richmond, IN were ejected from the motorcycle. 

Charles Tucker III was transported to Reed Hospital by Tri Village Rescue.  Carra Tucker was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight.  Mr. and Mrs. Tucker’s condition is unknown at this time.   

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team also responded to the scene for further investigation. 

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. 

Greenville's Memorial Day Celebration

GREENVILLE - The Greenville veteran organizations held its annual Memorial Day remembrance on May 28. A parade through Downtown Greenville was followed by a service at the Greenville-Union Cemetery. The guest speaker for the event was Joseph R. Lenhart, Department of Ohio Disabled American Veterans Past Commander 1999-2000. He encouraged everyone to not only remember those that have fought and given their lives, but also to remember those still Missing in Action or serving as Prisoners of War.
Giving Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was Chad Denman, cadet ensign Navy Junior ROTC. Also participating in the ceremony were the Greenville Senior High School Marching Band, Chaplain Samuel Hoeflich, honor guard and commanders and auxiliary presidents of Greenville veteran organizations.

Below are scenes from this year's celebration and remembrance:

The Greenville-Union Cemetery was decorated with flags on the veteran graves for Memorial Day.

Veterans marched their way from Downtown Greenville to the Cemetery.

The Greenville Navy Junior ROTC participated in the event.

Greenville Senior High Marching Band added patriotic music to the festivities.

The National Anthem was played by the Greenville Senior High School Marching Band.

Chaplain Samuel Hoeflich opened with prayer and gave the benediction.

Chad Denman, of the Greenville Navy Jr. ROTC gave Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Joseph Lenhart was the keynote speaker at the Greenville-Union Cemetery service.

Commanders and Auxiliary Presidents of the Greenville veterans organizations decorated the monument.

A Greenville High School bugler played Taps.

The flag was saluted during the National Anthem.

GNB gives check to Bridges to College

GREENVILLE – Greenville National Bank is continuing its support of the Bridges to College Program. Steve Burns, president and CEO of Greenville National Bank, recently presented a check to Marlise McCallister, Bridges to College trustee, and Beth Sears, Bridges to College executive director. The Bridges to College program helps students attend college through educational programming, mentoring and scholarships.
This year it is working with students at Greenville High School and Ansonia High School. “We’re very appreciative for Greenville National Bank’s continued support of Bridges to College,” Sears said. “Greenville National is helping us help students.” To learn more about the Bridges to College program, visit its website at  or call Beth Sears at 423-2442.

Steve Burns, president/CEO of Greenville National Bank, presented a check to Marlise McCallister, trustee and Beth Sears, director. (Submitted photo)

Central Soft Water will open at new location

GREENVILLE – On June 4, Central Soft Water’s Greenville operation will open at a new address, 312A Wagner Ave., Greenville. The new store, immediately across from the YMCA, features increased space with convenient off-street parking and handicap access. Hours of operation are also expanding to Monday through Friday, Noon – 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – Noon.
Central Soft Water sells and services premium lines of water equipment including Kinetico and Oasis products for residential and commercial use. Softener salt and a broad line of filters are also available for pick up or delivery from the Greenville location.
Central Soft Water was founded in 1959 and the company remains a family-owned business. Doug Koesters, with 34 years of service with the company, will manage the new Greenville store. He said, “This expansion represents an investment in the future of the company and a commitment to our community.”
Koesters added, “Central Soft Water employees have well over 100 total years of experience in water system service and repair. Big box stores offer very limited water softener options, but our customers know they can depend on us for hometown quality and service. We come out and test the water at each customer location and install and service the best equipment for their needs.”
For more information contact: Central Soft Water, PO Box 88, 107 W. Main Street, Coldwater, Ohio 45828, 419-678-2620, or email

Still time to get your tickets; See Dave

GREENVILLE – Annie’s best friend, Dave, is using the beautiful fountainette the Ladybug Garden Club and Spencer’s Landscaping donated to Annie’s Wild West Gala to sell tickets.
Annie’s Wild West Gala will be held on June 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. The auctioneer will be Mike Baker and light appetizers will be catered by Montage. For a donation, drinks will feature commemorative glasses donated by Verd and Gini Stuckey and JAFE Decorating. This is a fundraiser for the Garst Museum and the National Annie Oakley Center. Call the Garst Museum for tickets at 548-5250.
Nearly 100 items in the live and silent auction and target raffles are viewable at
Plenty of tickets are still available for Annie’s Wild West Gala. (Submitted photo) 

REALTOR® Nationwide Open House winners

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) recently participated in Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend which was held on April 28-29. Guests who attended the open homes had an opportunity to enter to win one of four $25 Darke County Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates. Winners were drawn at the Associations monthly membership luncheon. Winners are Gordon Phalin of Arcanum, Doug and Theresa Stahl of Greenville, Sandra Green of Union City, IN and Melissa Hurley of Greenville.
During the Open House weekend Realtors across the country held thousands of open houses from coast to coast, aiming to focus attention on the benefits of homeownership for individuals, families, communities and our nation’s economy. This event also offered an opportunity for Realtors® to connect with consumers in the local community about the housing issues that matter most to them.
“Realtors held open houses in various neighborhoods throughout Darke County to provide guidance for potential buyers and answer questions about the local housing market, as well as the home buying and selling process,” said Rita Davis, 2012 DCAR President. “Visiting open houses is a great way to get an idea of what you can afford in certain neighborhoods, as well as a taste for what is on the market.”
“Realtors visit hundreds – if not thousands – of homes with buyers each year, and have a unique understanding of what buyers can afford in our local market,” said Davis “Homeownership helps builds financial security over the long term. It’s an investment in your future, as well as the future generations to come.”
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) also recently reported that more renters than ever aspire to become homeowners and an overwhelming majority of Americans believe buying a home is a solid financial decision. Homeownership is even more attractive now with housing affordability conditions reaching their highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970. The housing affordability index, which is based on the relationship between the median home price, median family income and the average mortgage interest rate, reached 206.1 in January, the first time the index broke the two hundred mark. The higher the index, the greater the household purchasing power. This means the typical family has roughly double the income needed to purchase a median-priced home.
“The housing market may not have fully recovered yet, but it’s showing signs of improvement and for many buyers, now really is a great time to purchase a home,” said Davis.

May 27, 2012

Groups come together to beautify Greenville

GREENVILLE – On May 19, nearly 100 people from businesses, organizations and families came to beautify downtown.  With the early morning start, volunteers from BASF and Boy Scout Troop #373 assisted with the unloading and spreading of mulch and planting Annie Oakley Park. Also on that morning, people gathered in downtown to plant their adopted box organized by the Main Street Greenville’s Design Committee.
If you are in downtown this summer, check out the colorful additions to the downtown along with the rows of street poles recognizing the Adopt-A-Box participants. Children, parents, grandparents, co-workers, and friends all took part in the planting of the vibrant colors along South Broadway. This program was designed to reach out and involve the community and to have an appreciation for downtown Greenville, stated Mike Henderson, Main Street Greenville Design Chair.  Throughout the summer the participants will be maintaining their box or pot while helpful hands of more community volunteers water them.
This year’s program recognizes BASF, Miller Flowers, Spencer’s Landscaping, Fresh Air Farms, Wayne Industries and City of Greenville Street Department for contributing time, materials and or monetary donation towards this community project.
A great big thanks to the 2012 Adopt A Box participants: Heartland of Greenville, Greenville National Bank, Second National Bank, KitchenAid Experience, Wayne Healthcare, George & Becky Luce, Carolyn Fisher, Danny's Place, Granny's Corner, Linda Stachler Darke Co. Recorder, Stegall, Rhoades, Delaplane Commissioners, CenturyLink, The Meat Shop, Dick & Debby Sodders, Mike & Debby Henderson, Mercer Savings Bank, The Wilson Family, Theodore Finnarn Law Office, Darke Co. Farmers Union, Chad, Lauren, Carson & Ethan Henry, Michael's Fine Clocks & Jewelry, Darke Co. Democratic Women, Wayne Industries, Comprehensive Health Network, Beltone Hearing & Audiology, Donald and Janet Weills, Advanced Eyecare, American Title Resources, Darke Co. Chamber of Commerce, AAA Miami Valley, Edgetown Veterinary Clinic & Laser Center, AMS Uniforms, Ann's Gifts, Woodland Primary, Canine Capers 4-H Club, Andria Haworth Financial Advisor Edward Jones, Brethren Retirement Community, Mark Middlecoff, Youniques,, Merri & Payton Niekamp, Commercial Printing, Girl Scout Troop #31293, D'Alessios, Myers Excavating & Construction, Mote & Associates, Sadie Grace & Readmore's Hallmark, The A&B Coffee & Cake Co., Cavalier Clothing, and Jordan, Addison and Avery Ernst. 
With people working together and having fun, great things can be accomplished-planting community pride one box at a time.
Members of Girl Scout Troop #31293, Kassidy York and Samantha Buchy, assists with the downtown plantings. This is their fourth year participating in the Adopt A Box program. 

iFocus on Saving Lives is CBC summer theme

GREENVILLE – Community Blood Center (CBC) will officially kick-off the “The iFocus on Saving Lives” summer blood drive campaign May 30 by unveiling  the “race red” 2012 Ford Focus that one lucky donor will be driving this fall.  Campaign sponsor Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln will get the race for the “race red” Focus started with a mobile blood drive and kick-off celebration at its Greenville dealership.
Everyone age 18 or older who registers to donate at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive from May 29 through Sept. 2 is automatically registered into the drawing to win the 2012 Ford Focus.
CBC is launching the summer campaign with the “iFocus, iChange Local Lives, the Power is in Your Hands” t-shirt.  The red, white and blue flag design t-shirt is free to anyone who registers to donate May 29 through June 23 at any CBC branch or mobile blood drive.
The Ford Focus giveaway follows in the tire tracks of last summer’s wildly popular drawing for a new Jeep Patriot.  “Our donors keep telling us they love our summer car giveaway campaign,” said CBC Donor Relations Director Andrew Keelor.  “We value the commitment they make to donating during the busy summer months, and the Focus is a great way to say thank you.  This car is a great combination of style and value, plus it’s the perfect color – race red!”
The Ford Focus will be on display as the Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln dealership during the mobile blood drive and kick-off party.  The celebration will include free hot dogs, baked beans, chips, popcorn and cake, special gift bags for donors (including the iFocus t-shirt) and door prizes.  The mobile blood drive is May 30, 3-6 p.m., at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln, 500 Wagner Ave., Greenville.
The “iFocus on Saving Lives” Ford Focus summer giveaway campaign is sponsored by REACH Magazine and Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln of Greenville. Official rules are available at
Technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule your next blood donation.  Just use your computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at
June 1 – Midmark Corporation, 7–11 a.m., Employees Only
June 4 – Kroger Store, 200 Lease Ave., Greenville, 9 a.m. – noon, Community
June 5 – Ohio Department of Transportation, 8–9:30 a.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Norcold, Inc., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Neff Company, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 12:30–3:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 5 – Ansonia First Church of God, 750 South Main St., Ansonia, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 6 – Greenville Technology, Inc., 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 7 – Whirlpool Corporation, 6–10 a.m., Employees Only
June 11 – BASF, 7:30–11:30 a.m., Employees Only
June 12 – Summer Picnic, Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville, 12:30–6:30 p.m., Sponsored by Greenville Masonic Lodge, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 16 – Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main Street, New Madison, 8–11 a.m., Sponsored by Tri-Village Rescue, Door Prize Drawings for Great Prizes, Financial Support for Door Prizes provided by Blood Drive Support Sponsor Tri-Village Rescue, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 18 – Bradford High School, 750 Railroad Avenue, Bradford, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Sponsored by Bradford High School, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 20 – Greenville National Bank, 7:30–9 a.m., Employees Only
June 20 – Darke County Courthouse, 9 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Employees Only
June 21 – Eldora Speedway Ballroom, 13929 State Route 118, New Weston, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Race Ticket Winners to be drawn every 1/2 hour, Plus Grand Prize Drawings, Sponsored by Eldora Speedway, Open to the Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 25 – Ansonia High School FFA & Mississinawa Valley High School FFA, Blood & Guts Grudge Match Challenge, Get your appointment scheduled to VOTE for your favorite FFA, Ansonia Valley High School Gym, 2–6 p.m., Sponsored by  Ansonia High School FFA & Mississinawa Valley High School FFA, Open to Students, Faculty & Community, Appointments Encouraged
June 28 – Family Health, 8 a.m.–noon, Employees Only
Blood donation requirements:  Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name.  Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.  Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.  Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at

May 26, 2012

May 27 Auctions and Real Estate Open Houses and Listings Posted

Auctions and Real Estate Listings and Open House from the May 27 edition of The Early Bird are now posted. Find the listings by visiting the Classified Link and clicking on Auctions or Real Estate or click below.


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Don't forget! The Early Bird Classified Ads are posted at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Little Miss Poultry Days contestants

VERSAILLES – Versailles will be holding its annual Versailles Poultry Days festival June 8-10 with the theme: Operation Poultry.
Along with the festival, they will be holding the 28th annual Little Miss Poultry Days contest on June 8, 6:30 p.m., in the old High School Gymnasium. The contest is limited to 30 participants for girls between the ages of 4-6.  Contestants will be judged on 1) Attire: Originality of Design 25%, Appropriate to Poultry/Theme 25%, 2) Personality, Poise, & Ability to Speak 50%.
Little Miss Poultry Days 2012 will receive a crown along with a cash prize of $100; 1st Runner-up $75; and 2nd Runner-Up $50. The court will also receive a trophy, sash, and a Nelly Pack (Nelly packs are donated by Theresa Nelson, NellyPacks).  Each participant will receive a flower (donated by Mary Goettemoeller, Total Image), trophy and the opportunity to ride in the Poultry Day parade on June 9, 11 a.m.
2012 Little Miss Poultry Days contestants include Elizabeth Brewer, 7, daughter of Shawn and Jill Brewer, Versailles; Lauryn Cordonnier, 6, daughter of Jeremy and Tracy Cordonnier, Versailles; Brooke Davis, 4, daughter of Robert and Sarah Davis, Troy; Sofia Fisher, 4, daughter of Jason Fisher and Tracey Grilliot, Versailles; Alexandria Gaerke, 6, daughter of Jason and Judie Gaerke, Russia; Lydia Gilmore, 6, daughter of Ben & Heidi Gilmore, Versailles; Carly Graves, 6, daughter of Jim and Mandy Graves, Versailles; Colleen Hiestand, 6, daughter of Matt and Jocelyn Hiestand, Versailles; Kailey Jenkinson, 6, daughter of Jason and Destiney Jenkinson, Versailles; Cassie Leach, 5, daughter of Christopher and Sherri Leach, Versailles; Jayna Luthman, 4, daughter of Randy and Danielle Luthman, Versailles; Maggie McGlinch, 5, daughter of Greg and Janet McGlinch, Versailles; Molly Phelan, 5, daughter of Todd and Marti Phelan, Versailles; Olivia Flatter, 5, daughter of Sean Flatter and Carmen Jeffries, Greenville; Dakota Overholser, 6, daughter of Wes and Jennifer Overholser, Versailles; Emily Pierre, 6, daughter of Josh and Jennifer Pierre, Greenville; Lauren Pohl, 6, daughter of David and Brenda Pohl, Versailles; Ashlyn Porter, 4, daughter of Todd and Sara Porter, Versailles; Josie Pothast, 4, daughter of Jon and Jessica Pothast, Versailles; Imagene Potter, 6, daughter of Jessie Potter, Versailles; Keira Rahm, 5, daughter of Al and Melissa Rahm, Versailles; Elizabeth Randolph, 5, daughter of Jason and Karyn Durbin, Versailles; Lauren Rismiller, 6, daughter of Ron and Cindy Rismiller, Yorkshire; Addie Ryan, 6, daughter of Bill and Cindy Ryan, Beavercreek; Shawna Schmitmeyer, 4, daughter of Brenda Schmitmeyer, Versailles; Chloe Steinbrunner, 4, daughter of Lance and Jill Steinbrunner, Versailles; Ava Subler, 6, daughter of Ryan and Jenna Subler, Florence; Makayla Thobe, 6, daughter of Scott and Melissa Thobe, Troy; Carley Timmerman, 5, daughter of Nicholas and Jennifer Timmerman, Versailles; and Madison Ware, 5, daughter of Rick and Kim Ware, Versailles.
Serving on the 2011 Court are Kendall Meyer - 2011 Little Miss Poultry Days; Hannah Schneible - 1st Runner-Up; and Lily Cordonnier - 2nd Runner- Up.

United Way raises $379,374.27 in campaign

GREENVILLE – The board of directors and staff at Darke County United Way announced it exceeded its fundraising goal for the fall 2011-2012 campaign by raising $379,374.27, 108% of their $350,000 goal. “This county deserves a round of applause for pulling together in a time of financial instability for many in our community and making it a priority to give to United Way providing a hopeful future for our fellow residents.  So many individuals, retirees, and companies support the Darke County United Way’s campaign each year both with monetary support and donating their time and talent to our organization. It is because of you, our loyal supporters who believe in our mission to increase the capacity to take care of one another in this county, that we can celebrate this accomplishment of meeting and exceeding our fundraising goal and being able to continue serving over 17,000 residents in their time of need,” stated Lauren Henry, Executive Director. 
She continued, “You never know when your life may be vulnerable and you may need these programs for your own family’s needs.  With loyal supporters, we can be there to help.  Thank you Darke County!”
Darke County United Way extended a big thank you to the community as this success is directly due to the fact that Darke County has great residents who are charitable and excited to help one another especially in times of financial hardship.  This community truly Lives United to help neighbors in need.  In 2011, United Way programs affected the lives of 17,135 Darke County residents.  Their partner programs strengthen the education, health, and stability of our brothers and sisters in the community.  Children have safe places to learn, be active, and work on homework.  Children have school supplies and the tools to be successful in school.  Literacy programs are encouraging early childhood reading.  Seniors who may need just a little help to stay safely in their homes have hot, nutritious meals delivered to them daily, and friendly faces to help with chores around their homes.  Many seniors need transportation to their out-of-town medical appointments, this community makes it possible for them to keep these appointments and get to them safely to stay healthy.  These are just a few small examples of how Darke County bands together to Live United, and Darke County United Way is proud to be the organization that supports our partners who bring these programs to our residents through your support. 
Darke County United Way also announced the 2012 partner programs that will serve the community strengthening loved ones’ health, education, and stability to continue to make the community great and create a brighter future for kids, families, neighbors, co-workers and seniors.  Partner programs working to strengthen education in the community include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Council on Rural Services (CORS) – Achievement Center for Educational Success, CORS-Gateway Youth Programs, Darke County Extension 4-H, Miami Valley Boy Scouts Council, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and Stuff A Bus Day of Caring. 
United Way partner programs working towards community health initiatives include Cancer Association of Darke County, Catholic Social Services-Counseling & Assisted Living, Community Action Partnership (CAP) – Senior Assistance Program & Meals for the Elderly, Community Services for Deaf – Family Service Association, CORS – HandsOn West Central Ohio, Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, SafeHaven, Inc., State of the Heart Hospice – Beareavement Services, and FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Program. 
Partner programs serving those with stability or financial needs include American Red Cross – Darke County Chapter, CAP – Emergency Homeless Shelter & Supportive Housing Programs, Community Unity, Darke County Recovery Services, Darke County YMCA Financial Assistance, FAME – Financial Assistance for Medical Emergencies, Grace Resurrection Community Center and Bridge the Gap. 
To learn more about these programs and to Live United and give, advocate, or volunteer with these programs visit  Thank you for providing hope to the community for those in their time of need.  Donating one dollar a week or five dollars a month to Darke County United Way can make a big positive change in many lives.
The Darke County United Way Board of Directors and staff reported the agency exceeded its fundraising goal by nearly $30,000.

Summer Crisis program begins

DARKE COUNTY--Community Action Partnership is accepting appointments for the Summer Crisis Program. The program will begin June 1, 2012 and continue through August 31, 2012 or until funds are depleted.
Darke County residents who are income eligible and age 60 or older may receive a credit on their current electric bill, up to $250. No disconnect is needed for seniors to receive this credit.
Darke County residents younger than the age of 60 and who meet income guidelines must have a physician statement or have a disconnection notice for Electric Utility to receive assistance with their current bill.
For more information or to make an appointment, call Community Action Partnership at 548-8143.

May 25, 2012

Pool opens 6/1

ARCANUM—The Arcanum Community Pool will open for the season on June 1 at noon.

Academy to host Anti-Bullying Rally

GREENVILLE--Wittler's Black Belt Academy is going to host an Anti-Bullying Rally on June 16, noon-5 p.m. The purpose of the rally, 'Don't Be a Bully, Be a Friend' is to help both those who get bullied and those who do the bullying. Information on bullying, where to go, who to talk to, what to do when nothing seems to work will be provided as well as  guest speakers and a Martial Arts demonstration.  
This is non-profit event, which will encourage the community more involved and better educated as to what is going on.  The Rally will be held in the parking lot in front of the school, (where Lobills is located), 325 Martin St., Greenville.
Any help with the project would be appreciated, especially sponsors for T-shirts. For more information and/or to help sponsor the event, contact Daniel or Jackie Wittler, Wittler's Black Belt Academy, 937-459-5091

Katzenberger/Sebring Warner Accident Updated

On May 24, 2012 at approximately 10:44pm. Darke County 911 received a call in reference to a one vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Katezenberger Road and Sebring-Warner Road. Darke County Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with Greenville Township Fire, Greenville Township Rescue and CareFlight.

Initial investigation revealed that a blue Monte Carlo, driven by Linda Davis of Greenville, was eastbound on Katezenberger Road. As Davis’ vehicle approached Sebring-Warner Road, the vehicle continued eastbound striking a guide wire and a utility pole. Davis’ vehicle overturned and came to final rest approximately 75 feet into a wooded field.
Davis was treated by Greenville Township Rescue and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight. At this time Davis’ condition is unknown. 
The accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. 


GREENVILLE—Greenville Senior High School student council recently donated $200 to the “Give Kids the World” program. Give the Kids the World is a non-profit organizations that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Greenville student Brittany Peters (second from right), who attended this year’s Give the Kids the World Village with EUM Church in  Greenville accepted the check. On hand for the donation were (l-r) Carol Paul, student council advisor; students Nicole Raffel; Alexis Sutherland, Andrew Cech; and Ken Neff, principal.

May 24, 2012

Accident at Katzenbarger and Sebring Warner

Greenville Twp. Fire and Rescue responding to an injury accident at Sebring Warner and Katzenbarger in Greenville. Care flight has been called and power lines are down and a transformer is on fire. A fire is also being reported at DP&L's substation on Sebring Warner Road, Greenville. Power outages are being reported from across the county.

$1000 Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest of Gray

GREENVILLE - A $1,000 cash reward has been made available for information leading to the arrest of Jamel Gray!

The Greenville Police Department is still actively looking for Jamel Gray who is the suspect in the felonious assault that occurred in our city on Thursday, April 19, 2012. A warrant has been issued for his arrest but the department has been unable to locate him thus far. 
The Greenville Police Department responded to an address on Armstrong St.after receiving a 911 call reporting that a woman had been attacked with a knife.
Upon officer’s arrival they learned the victim, Shanna R. Cates, was at a friend’s residence on Gray Ave. when a known suspect, Jamel K. Gray, forced his way into the residence and assaulted the victim with an unknown object and a knife.  The victim suffered numerous lacerations about the head and neck.  She was transported by Greenville Rescue to Wayne Hospital, and later she was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Care Flight.

They are requesting the public’s help in locating this suspect. Please contact Det. Eric Roberts at if you would like any additional information regarding this case. 

They are requesting the public’s help in locating this suspect. Please contact Det. Eric Roberts at if you would like any additional information regarding this case. 

Matt Light earns Pop Warner Humanitarian Award

ORLANDO, FL - Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s largest and oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, today announced the 2012 honorees to be recognized at the 52nd annual Pop Warner All-American Scholastic Banquet on May 26th at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Each year Pop Warner honors over nine thousand of its young athletes as All-American Scholars and recognizes notable professional athletes and industry leaders who serve as role models for Pop Warner’s participants. Pop Warner grants an average of $110,000 in annual scholarships, and in 2012 will award its one-millionth scholarship dollar.

Former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light will receive the Pop Warner Humanitarian Award, presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to youth and the community. Light is the founder of the Light Foundation, which strives to instill responsibility, accountability and leadership in youth through unique outdoor learning experiences.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will receive the Pop Warner Inspiration to Youth Award, presented to an individual who inspires today’s youth to become the great achievers of tomorrow. McCoy’s success on and off the field makes him a prime role model for Pop Warner’s young athletes. He made an immediate impact in the NFL during his rookie year in 2010 and is dedicated to giving back through both personal charitable initiatives and team programs.
Head coach emeritus of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team Pat Summitt will receive the Pop Warner Female Achievement Award, presented to a woman who has demonstrated remarkable strength of character and leadership to attain achievements in her life that inspire others. Summitt has coached her teams to the most victories in NCAA basketball history and will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. She is courageously battling early onset Alzheimer’s.

Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) DeMaurice Smith will receive the organization’s most prestigious award, the Warner Award, named after Glenn S. "Pop" Warner, and presented to an individual who has achieved excellence in athletics, scholarship, and life's endeavors with integrity and humanity. Smith played an instrumental role in facilitating a new collective bargaining agreement on behalf of NFL players to end the 2011 NFL Lockout.

“We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of awardees at this year’s All-American Scholastic Banquet,” said Jon Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “We are proud to share their inspirational stories and hard-earned accomplishments with the Pop Warner community and commend the lasting impact each individual has made on the sports industry.”

Also being honored at this year’s Banquet is inspirational speaker John O’Leary; and Science Cheerleader founder Darlene Cavalier, recipient of the Pop Warner Cheer Award. NFL Network Broadcaster Charles Davis will emcee the event. Pop Warner will present its NFL Team of the Year Award the night of the Banquet.

Lowell Thomas House Open on Saturday

GREENVILLE – In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, the Lowell Thomas House, which has been preserved at the Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m., on May 26. Enter the museum through the glass doors next to the parking lot. Admission to the house is free, but regular admission to tour the museum will apply. For more information, call 548-5250, visit or email

Greenville's Champion Dancer Honored By State Senate

COLUMBUS — Drew Lovejoy, the two-time All-Ireland Irish Dancing Champion, took center stage at the Statehouse on Wednesday to be recognized by members of the Ohio Senate.  State Senator Keith Faber (R- Celina) touted the Greenville native’s accomplishments and presented him with a Senate Resolution.

Senator Faber congratulates Drew Lovejoy on his recent accomplishments. 

Lenhart will speak at Memorial Day Service

GREENVILLE – Erk Cottrell Post No. 140 of the American Legion, Greenville Memorial Post No. 7262 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Darke County Chapter No. 57 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will host the annual Greenville Memorial Day Services on May 28.
The celebration of honoring America’s service men and women will begin with a parade through downtown Greenville. The parade will line-up at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Greenville Public Library on Sycamore Street. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and travel down South Broadway toward Greenville-Union Cemetery.
Serving as this year’s Parade Marshall is Alfred L. Henry, of Versailles. Henry served during WWII and is a Purple Heart recipient. Joining him in the parade will be representatives from each of the veterans’ organizations, Greenville High School Navy Junior ROTC unit, Greenville Senior High School Band, and city, township, county and state officials. The parade will stop at the bridge on South Broadway to honor those that served in the Navy. Donald Dietrich, Chaplain of Chapter No. 57 of the DAV, will speak.
The program at the cemetery will feature music from the Greenville Senior High School Band, an invocation from Reverend Samuel Hoeflich, chaplain of VFW Post 7262, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address from Chad Denman, cadet ensign Navy Junior ROTC; and memorial address from Joseph R. Lenhart, Department of Ohio Disabled American Veterans Past Commander 1999-2000.
Lenhart graduated from Wapakoneta Senior High in 1969 and was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 25, 1970. He was stationed in Vietnam from October 1970 to Dec. 22, 1970, where he served in the Infantry. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 6, 1972.
Lenhart is a member of American Legion Post 330, and life member of VFW Post 8445, Military Order of Purple Heart, AMVETS Post 333 and DAV Chapter 73.
In case of inclement weather, the services will be held at American Legion Post No. 140, 325 N. Ohio St., Greenville.
Teegarden Congregational Christian Church will hold its Memorial Day Service on May 27, 10 a.m. The Ansonia American Legion will have a Memorial Service and Pastor Eric Knight will be speaking at the event. All are welcome.
Franklin Township will be holding a Memorial Day Service at Newcomers Cemetery on June 3, 1 p.m. Monroe Township will hold a service at Mote Cemetery on June 3, 2 p.m.
Memorial Day Services at Gettysburg Cemetery will be held May 28, 2:30 p.m. The Memorial Day address will be given by Rev. Robert Bitner, retired chaplain, Brethren Retirement Community. Others participating in the service will be the Gettysburg Mayor Jason Lance, Greenville High School Band, Joseph Helfrich, and Versailles Color Guard. Everyone is invited to attend this service. In case of rain, the service will be held in the Bible Holiness Church, corner of Gray and Corwin Streets, Gettysburg.
Stelvideo Memorial Services will be held May 27, 1 p.m., at Stelvideo Christian Church. Eric Wagner, currently serving in the U.S. Navy, will be the honored speaker. Music will be provided by the Stelvideo Church Band, conducted by David Bloomfield. Services will be concluded at 2 p.m., at the Stelvideo Cemetery. American Legion Post 140 will conduct the service.
Liberty Township will hold Memorial Day services on May 28, 10 a.m. Parade participants will travel from the center of the village to the Palestine Cemetery where Joe Hanna will be the speaker. At 11 a.m., there will be a service at Clemens Cemetery with Scott Ritz speaking. The Tri-Village School Band, Hollansburg American Legion Color Guard and Troop 96 Boy Scouts will also be participating in the ceremonies.
A Memorial Day Service at Hollansburg Cemetery will be held May 28, 1 p.m. Delbert Braund will be the speaker.

Live music featured on First Friday

GREENVILLE – Main Street Greenville along with sponsor Clark Improvements, Inc. are pleased to announce another great First Fridays planned for June 1, 6-9 p.m., in downtown Greenville.
The first Friday of June will bring over 10 live music performances to different venues in the historic downtown district. Planning the event are Shannon Clark and Justin Maitlen of Cavalier Clothing.  They enjoy music and the downtown atmosphere allows for a phenomenal venue for these very talented artists to play. In scheduling these performers they expose the Greenville community to different genres of music that any generation will enjoy, stated the business partners.  
Performers for the evening comprise of Sean & Danita McEldowney, Frohna & Warner, Mike Howard, Cinder Home, Shannon Clark, Dankworth & Hobbs, Dustin Smith, The Quest, Prima Luce, I Am Victorious, Denny Cottle, and JT Hathaway.
Varies businesses will be hosting the artists including Montage Café Brenda's Beanery, The Coffee Pot, Readmore's Hallmark, Cavalier Clothing, Bread of Life Christian Bookstore, KitchenAid Experience, Sweet Annie's Cabin, Third Street Market and The Little Italian Café. In addition, many more businesses will be open late offering a great time in downtown to stroll around and enjoy the summer evening.  
More information and details are available on Main Streets website and Facebook.
First Fridays aims to bring people downtown during evening hours to enjoy activities, demonstrations, food and music in a beautiful historic setting. The a monthly event is presented by Main Street Greenville a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in historic Downtown Greenville. To learn more, visit
I Am Victorious

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