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Chamber hosts Top 100 Banquet

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Piqua High School Top 100 students earning four-year awards were, seated l-r, Grace Jackson, Lindsay Bundy, Mykaila Ingle, and Megan Craft. Standing, l-r, Kevin McElroy, Abigail C’Connell, Conner Forror, Courtney Bensman and Emily Wenrick. Missing from the photo was Alessandra Painter.Keynote speaker Brock Mealer speaks to Top 100 students and guests at the 50th annual Top 100 Scholastic Awards Banquet at Piqua High School on Wednesday.

 

Mark your calendar: The Big Day is May 3

PIQUA – The City of Piqua and Piqua Neighborhood Improvement, Inc. is encouraging all residents, clubs, civic groups, churches and organization to participate in The Big Day to be held on Saturday, May 3. The Big Day is a continuation of the Annual Pick It Up, Clean It Up Day that has been held the last three years.

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Healthy Kids Day planned for April 26 at Miami County YMCA

TROY — On Saturday, April 26, the Miami County Y is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy lifestyle information, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

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Some voters will be affected with last round of polling location changes

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY —The upcoming May 6 primary election will mark the first time that the Miami County Board of Elections will not have a single polling location at a school, said Elections Director Drew Higgins.“We have been able to get out of the schools completely,” Higgins said. “By law, schools had to make themselves available to us as a voting location, but there has been so much concern involving secur...

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Mealer speaker at 50th annual Top 100 Scholastic Awards banquet

By Sharon SemanieFor the Piqua Daily CallPIQUA - As Brock Mealer slowly climbed the stairs onto the auditorium stage at Piqua High School Wednesday evening, audience members collectively held their breath. It was only seven years ago when a surgeon gave the tenacious young man a 1 per cent chance of moving his legs again “and an even lower chance of walking”.Spontaneous applause erupted as the keynote speaker for the 50th annual Top 100 ...

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Honorary firefighters recognized

Members of the Casstown Fire Department pose with their two newest members, Isabelle and Braden Lewis, during a special ceremony at the fire station on Tuesday evening. Isabelle, 8, and Braden, 6, live next door to the abandoned grain elevator that burned last week and were shaken by the large and intense fire that force them to evacuate their own home. Chief Chad Loy and Lt. Richard Morrett thought that a closer association with the department might help the kids overcome the fear caused by ...

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People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

By Stephen OhlemacherAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.On Monday, Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said she was suspending the program while the agency ...

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Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmaker

By David Eggert and Ed WhiteAssociated Press DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists and Gov. Rick Snyder to shore up pension funds and prevent the sale of city-owned art as part of Detroit’s stra...

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