Back row, left to right: Director of Cancer Services at Wayne Healthcare Alisha Reiss, MD, Cancer Coordinator at Wayne Healthcare Jill Brown, commissioner's office clerk Karen Avore, Chief of Nursing Officer at Wayne Healthcare Kim Freeman and registered nurse at Wayne Healthcare ICU Diana Sanati. Front row, left to right: Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes.

Commissioners sign breast cancer awareness proclamation

The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the Darke County Airport and to sign a breast cancer awareness proclamation. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes were present.

Prior to the start of the meeting, the commissioners signed a proclamation declaring October to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Darke County. The board recognized that this year alone, 248,200 people (281,550 women and 2,650 males) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Additionally, they acknowledged that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The board encouraged early detection and education are critical to saving lives.

The board approved a fixing of date for bids for drainage updates and waterway construction at the Darke County Airport. The estimated cost of the project is $93,537.25. The commissioners will accept bids until Dec. 15 at 1 p.m, and will read the bids during regular session at 1:30 p.m. the same day.

Bids can be sent to the commissioner’s office at 520 S. Broadway St., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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 amiller@darkecountynow.com.

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