Commissioners talk public depositories, prostate cancer awareness

The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss public depositories and to declare September 2021 Prostate Awareness Month in Darke County. Commissioners Matt Aultman and Mike Stegall were present. Commissioner Larry Holmes was absent.

The board moved to acknowledge nine bids from banks within Darke County for depository contracts and general banking services for the county’s active checking account.

Currently, the county uses Park National Bank for its active checking account, but Commissioner Aultman said they also use other banks within the county for other services. He added that it’s not a one size fits all situation because each bank has its own specialty.

County Treasurer Scott Zumbrink thanked all the local banks for submitting bids.

“I want to thank the banks for bidding,” he said. “That’s a very important part of the operation for the county commissioner’s board. The banks here in the county really do support us well, so I just want to thank all of the banks that we do business with.”

The board will choose a bid for depository contracts and general banking services on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Next, the board proclaimed the month of September 2021 to be Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The board recognized that this year approximately 248,530 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, and that 34,130 men will die this year from the disease.

Commissioner Aultman said this annual proclamation hits close to home for the board.

“Commissioner Rhoades fought prostate cancer for a couple of years and he successfully beat it,” he said. “So it’s kind of near and dear to our hearts because a former colleague of ours went through it.”

The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information contact the commissioner’s office at 937-547-7370.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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