MINOR INJURIES FROM CRASH ON 49 - September 17, 2019
    On September 17, 2019 at approximately 6:27am Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Fire and Rescue, responded to the intersection of State Route 49 and Delisle Fourman Road on a reported one vehicle injury accident.
    
    Preliminary investigation revealed a black 1990 Ford Mustang driven by Corey Facemeire 29, of Greenville was traveling Eastbound on Delisle Fourman Road and failed to stop at the intersection of State Route 49 traveling off the left side of the roadway and struck a guide wire to a utility pole and then traveled back across Delisle Fourman Road off the right side of the roadway colliding with a fence and two parked vehicles on private property.
    
    Facemeire was treated for minor injuries and release at the scene.
    
    This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff Office.

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS LOOKING FOR BIG BUDDIES - September 17, 2019
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is excited to announce their 20th year of programming for their after-school “Big Buddies” mentorship program. Fun and energetic high school students are needed for the 2019-2020 school year to mentor local elementary students. This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to give back to their community, receive service hours toward graduation requirements, be eligible for scholarships, add the experience to employment applications, and make a difference in the life of a child.Big Buddies is a nine-month commitment where high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer two times per month to mentor elementary students. During these meetings, high school students, under the supervision of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two children on different educational and recreational activities. If you or someone you know would like to become a Big Buddy and make a difference in the life of a child, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County at (937) 492-7611, (937) 547-9622 or go to www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org for more information.

CRASH ON RED RIVER WEST GROVE ROAD - September 16, 2019
    On Friday, at approximately 3:17 pm, Darke County Deputies along with Arcanum Rescue and Laura Fire Department were sent to the intersection of Delisle Fourmans Rd and Red River West Grove Rd on an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Timothy Garnett (39) of Somerville, Ohio, was traveling south on Red River West Grove Rd. Garnett failed to stop at the intersection and was struck by a westbound 2007 Honda Accord, operated by Sandra Lacey (59) of Laura, Ohio. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and Lacey’s vehicle struck a home located southwest of the intersection. Lacey was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by Arcanum Rescue. Garnett refused treatment at the scene. Garnett was cited.

MAIN STREET ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR HORSE PARADE - September 16, 2019
    Voted best community parade in the state by the readers of Ohio Magazine for 2019, Main Street Greenville is busy preparing for the 16th Annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade! The parade will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 23rd. The lighted horse parade event boasts 90+ entries and brings an estimated 8,000+ spectators into the downtown Greenville area. The parade will travel down South Broadway, travel around the circle, and return back up South Broadway. The event begins at 7 pm with entertainment leading up to the main event. Also, downtown businesses will be open late for holiday shopping and dining! Main Street Greenville, the non-profit organization that has been coordinating the event since 2004, and the Hometown Holiday Horse Parade Committee is accepting entries for the parade. All entries must be horse-drawn carriages, wagons, riders or buggies. Nothing motorized is permitted for this parade. Entry forms can be submitted online by visiting www.mainstreetgreenville.org, or by contacting the Main Street Greenville office at 937-548-4998 for a printed form.

NEW AREA CODE - July 8, 2019
    The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved a plan to implement the new 326 area code. The 326 area code will overlay the existing 937 area code, which is expected to run out of available phone numbers in 2020. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) has identified a plan with the PUCO to implement the new area code. Mandatory 10 or 11-digit dialing for all local calls will begin on Feb. 8, 2020, and the new 326 area code will take effect on March 8, 2020. Current telephone numbers, including area codes will not change. Beginning Aug. 10, 2019, customers are encouraged to begin 10 or 11-digit dialing for all local calls so that it is second nature when it becomes necessary on Feb. 8, 2020 to dial all 10 or 11-digits to make local calls. Feb. 8, 2020, customers in the 937 area code will be required to dial 10 or 11- digit phone numbers for all local calls. Calls currently considered local calls will remain local calls. Calls between 937 and 326 are local calls. Long distance calling will not change. 911 and other three digit numbers (211, 311, 411, 811, etc.), if available in the local community, will not change. Customers should begin or continue to identify their phone number with the area code. For more information, visit www.PUCO.ohio.gov.

- March 26, 2019
    Those interested in selling their items at the Farmers’ Market are invited to join Main Street Greenville for their Vendor Open House. This will take place at KitchenAid Experience (423 S. Broadway) on Thursday, March 28th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Main Street Greenville will be answering questions, greeting returning vendors and helping new vendors sign-up for the 2019 season. The market offers a variety of selling options, ranging from one Saturday to every Saturday of the season from June to October.  If you are interested in selling goods at the Farmers’ Market, but are unable to attend the open house, contact Main Street Greenville for an application form at 937-548-4998 or info@mainstreetgreenville.org. Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville.
    

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