graphicDarke County encompasses one city, 20 villages and 20 townships. County elected officials include three county commissioners, auditor, treasurer, recorder, clerk of courts, probate court judge, common pleas court judge, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, engineer, and coroner. The city of Greenville and the villages each have an elected mayor and council. The townships each have an elected board of trustees and clerk.

Life and Rescue Squads

Darke County is served by a network of nine rescue squads, each independently run and financed, but cooperating in purchasing new equipment, obtaining grant subsidies and providing training. The chiefs and administrators from each squad meet monthly. Squads are located in Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Gettysburg, Greenville, Osgood, New Madison, Versailles and Union City.

Human Services

The Darke County Human Services Department has five divisions. Income Maintenance provides financial and medical assistance to families and individuals. Education promotes employability through assessments, educational activities and job search skills. Children Services protects children from abuse, neglect, and dependency through educational and protective services. Child Support Enforcement collects and distributes child support. Adult Protective Services are also provided.

In July, 2000, the State of Ohio combined the Department of Human Services, Ohio Bureau of Employment Services and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) into Jobs and Family Services, a one-stop concept for those needing to upgrade employability and childcare skills.

CORSP

Council on Rural Services Programs include child day care, Head Start, runaway and homeless youth, network for youth, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and diversion. Their services are provided to at-risk and/or disadvantaged people of all ages.

Health Department

The Darke County Health Department services fall into four general areas: recording vital statistics, public health nursing, home health nursing and sanitation. The Ohio state system of vital statistics includes, among other things, the registration of births and deaths.

Darke County Airport

The airport, located on State Route 121 southwest of Versailles, provides landing accommodations for small propeller and corporate jet aircraft. The paved, lighted runway is 4,800 feet long. There are approximately 40 aircraft based at the airport.

 

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