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Fort Rowdy underway in Covington

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Jerry McKenna, from Piqua, OH poses for a portrait in his Native American attire at Fort Rowdy festival.Mike Killian with daughter Justice from Piqua, OH engaging in the pilgrim lifestyle like many others at the Fort Rowdy festival in Covington, OH.“The Turtle” from Miamisburg, OH taking a stroll through Fort Rowdy festivities.


Lehman spikers go 1-2

SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team finished fourth at the Lehman Invitational Saturday, going 2-1.“It was real good competition to the whole day,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “It was good to play that kind of competition. Our last match against Norwalk St. Paul is the best match we have played all year, so hopefully we can build on that this week.”Lehman opened with a 25-13, 25-14 win over Hope...

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Ouellette off to great start

ATHENS — Wow, what a way for AJ Ouellette to start his collegiate career - by helping Ohio University overcome four fumbles with huge plays on the ground in the final minutes to set up a game-winning 44-yard field goal in a 17-14 win over Kent State in a game that was televised live on ESPN3.The Bobcats dominated the game statistically, racking up 437 yards of offense to just 295 for Kent State.But four fumbles led to a 14-14 tie as Kent State scored with 3:34 left...

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Cardiovascular risk linked to mental function

Being heart healthy as a young adult may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the Association’s recommended guidelines, scored lower on cognitive function tests in their 40s and 50s. Standardized scores on three cognitive tests were betw...

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Bills would ammend state fire code

TIPP CITY — A statewide campaign with several Tipp City supporters has begun to “#Egress2Safety.” Their goal is to pass legislation that would require a means of egress for any residential rental property two stories or higher.In a residential fire, it is vital to have a means of escape. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the top three contributing factors to fire fatalities are fire pattern (61 percent), followed by egress problems (17 percent...

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Cincinnati TV personality is guest speaker

PIQUA — Cammy Dierking was born and raised in Cincinnati, with her four sisters and two loving, athletic parents. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford with an English/Journalism degree, Dierking was eager to find a job in television. She got her first break when she landed a job as a production assistant at SportsTime Cable Network. From there, she moved to Raleigh, N.C., where she did both sports and news reporting at WPTF-TV. Dierking got her first sports anchor gig at KTV...

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Go Red Goes North 2014

PIQUA — Go Red Goes North is an initiative by the American Heart Association to bring the Go Red movement to the communities north of the I-70/75 corridor. This health and wellness event and luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center in Piqua and is locally sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center, part of Premier Health.

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Free fitness class to be held at mall

PIQUA — A free Dance-A-Size class will be held every Thursday at the Miami Valley Centre Mall between JC Penney and Kay Jewelers, from 10:30-11:30 am. This program was developed and performed by Alberta Scruggs of Nutritional Concerns in Dayton.Scruggs is a certified group fitness instructor through ACE and an older fitness instructor though the American Institute of Fitness Educators. She also is a registered and licensed dietician. When it’s hot/cold outside, the mall...

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Piqua woman saves husband with CPR

PIQUA — At the age of 54, and with no previous symptoms, Steve Hager of Piqua collapsed suddenly while shoveling snow last February.“He fell over and had a heart attack,” his wife, Joan, said. “We had both shoveled snow earlier in the day and he decided to go back out and get the snow blower to clear it again.”Steve came into his parents’ home and fell over with little warning. His preexisting conditions including high blood pressure a...

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KETTERING — The Piqua boys soccer team turned in a strong effort Thursday, tying Fairmont 2-2.“The team did a phenomenal job tonight of showing heart and dedication,” Piqua coach Danny Henry said. “I believe this is the first time Piqua has tied or beaten Fairmont for as long as I can remember. The guys did great with us changing and trying a new formation.”It was a very high tense game with both teams wanting to walk out with a victory....

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Possible cure for type 1 diabetes announced

I know this is a loaded and extremely controversial topic but there’s been a big break in the diabetes world. I thought it needed to be shared because no matter how you feel, it’s a big deal! ViaCyte Inc. has been given FDA approval to begin clinical trials on beta cell encapsulation.

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Life’s Simple 7

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.”1. Get activeDaily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke ...

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Life on the road

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marty Mills is trading in his badge for life on the road.Mills, 51, who served as the court services deputy, retired this week. Mills served more than 25 years in law enforcement, including his first few years as a patrolman in the village of Covington.Starting this fall, Mills will turn his love of music into a career when he hits the road, tour...

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So I’m trying out the adulthood thing

Allison C. GallagherStaff WriterIn my all my knowledge of all the stuff in the vast universe of stuff, I thought once I graduated college, I would have a cushy office job lined up making the kind of money that would make Jay Z and Beyonce’s kid weep.My dream was to graduate from the University of Indianapolis with honors, and to go right to work in the Indiana statehouse doing something journalistic and nearly impossible for a newbie. Oh, yeah — my...

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Lunch with God

PIQUA – This month’s Lunch with God will offer subway style sandwiches, chips, fruit, cake and beverages. The meal will start at noon and run until 2 p.m. or when the food runs out, Sunday, at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St. As always there is no charge, and everyone is invited.

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Covington race turns into ‘Dunn’ Invitational

COVINGTON — It looked more like the “Dunn” Invitational Saturday at the first Buccaneer FOE 3998 Invitational.The Covington brother and sister tandem of Nate and Anna Dunn swept the boys and girls cross country races, while the Miami East girls had another strong showing in winning the team title.After Anna Dunn had won the girls race in 20:07.6, older brother Nate Dunn won the boys race in 17:17.0.“I couldn’t let her have the upp...

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Buccs suffer rare regular season loss

Covington - St. HenryREPLYREPLY ALLFORWARDmark as readBen Robinson Sat 8/30/2014 11:27 AMTo:Rob Kiser;Photos; Deron White battles for a first down.Shane Straw breaks into the open field.BUCCS DROP SEASON OPENER…For the first time since October 16, 2009 in week eight of the season, the Covington Buccaneers suffered a regular season loss - falling to St...

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Tale of two halves

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe Piqua-Toledo St. Johns football game Friday night truly was tale of two halves.With 2:55 remaining in the first half, the Indians had been outgained 236-51 and trailed the Titans 14-0.From that point on, Piqua turned the tables with a 352-100 advantage in yardage.So, what led to the turnaround?First, Trent Yeomans and his line began to get in sync.Th...

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