GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR BEGINS - August 18, 2017
The 161st Great Darke County Fair is underway. Rides, games, show's, food and fun will take place all 9 days beginning Friday. Harness racing starts on Friday at 6:30 PM. WTGR will have all the live action when talking about the race. On Sunday, Jo Dee Messina will open up for Josh Turner for the Fair Concert. Tractor Pulling will be featured on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Next Thursday, the 2017 Darke County Agricultural Society Board of Director Elections will take place. For a complete list of fair activities or tickets visit DarkeCountyFair.com. The fair is located at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville. WTGR is the official Voice of the Great Darke County Fair.
DRUG BUST ON I-75 IN SHELBY COUNTY - August 18, 2017
Earlier this week, 470 oxycodone pills were seized during a traffic stop in Shelby County. A Ohio Strate Highway Trooper pulled over a rented 2017 Dodge Caravan after it was observed making an lane change violation on Interstate 75 south in Shelby County. Investigators said a search of the vehicle found 470 oxycodone pills, worth $10,800. The driver, Cassell Baker, 24, of Frankfort, KY, was arrested and booked into the Shelby County Jail on felony charges of drug possession and possession of criminal tools.
BIKE RACKS REMOVED FROM DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE - August 17, 2017
On Wednesday, we reported on the Bike Racks on Broadway being taken down by the City of Greenville. We've learned some more details from a decision that was made following an executive session at Tuesday's City Council meeting. That executive session was to talk with an attorney regarding threatening or pending litigation. WTGR is waiting on the minutes from Tuesday's meeting, but sometime after that executive session, Council voted to uninstall the bicycle racks on Broadway. The bike racks, which were shaped as bicycles were installed by the Street Department last July after a fundraising project. Multiple sponsors and donations were involved as the bike racks were funded by Wayne HealthCare, The Greyson James Memorial Fund and close to 50 people/business's. The bright colored bike racks were removed late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
FINAL MEETING BEFORE 161ST GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR - August 17, 2017
It was a packed house at the Darke County Agricultural Society meeting on Wednesday. With the Great Darke County Fair starting Friday, the majority of the crowd was there with questions pertaining to the 161st fair. Most the meeting was spent on decisions the Junior Fair had made on Monday night in a special meeting that focused on kids wishing to show at the fair, who were late with paperwork. In other business, it was announced that 14 harness races are on the schedule for Friday night, 13 on Saturday afternoon and 12 Saturday night. WTGR will bring you all the live action of harness racing from the grandstands as the official voice of the Great Darke County Fair. The next Fair Board meeting will be Friday morning at the Fairgrounds, the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 161st Great Darke County Fair will be 8 AM on Friday.