Commissioners talk grant agreement, OSU extension, Arcanum grant application


GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon to approve a grant agreement, get an update from OSU extension and discuss the Arcanum grant application. Commissioners Matt Aultman and Marshall Combs were present.

The board approved a grant agreement between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Medicaid. This grant agreement ensures that Job and Family Services receives federal and state funding.

The board then received an update from Roseanne Scammahorn on their OSU extension.

Scammahorn started by discussing their Shared Harvest events at Radiant Lighthouse. The Village Green will volunteer on June 28, 4 pm – 6 pm, Midmark is looking to see if they can volunteer on June 26, 4 pm – 6 pm, and they are in the process of finding a community or business that can volunteer on August 30, 4 pm – 6 pm.

Scammahorn then discussed the new Agricultural and Natural Resources educator, Caden Bushchur, who will start on June 20.

Tuesday, June 13, is Scammahorn’s last day with OSU.

“Thank you for all you have done.” Commissioner Aultman said. “I know the probation guys, the Men’s club, and the Women’s club are going to miss you because you’ve done a lot of programming for those folks.”

The board then approved Resolution (R-158-2023). This resolution allows for a Critical Infrastructure Grant Application for the Village of Arcanum. Approval of this grant would provide expenses for reconstructing East, First, and Albright streets to address potholes and broken pavement that cause safety issues.

“It is a competitive application process.” Commissioner Aultman said. “We will know sometime in August if we get awarded the grant money.”

The Darke County Board of Commissioners holds a regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information, contact the commissioners’ office at 937-547-7370.

There will be no session on Thursday, June 15.