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Fort Rowdy setup underway in Covington

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Setup is under way at the Covington Community Park for Fort Rowdy 2014. This will be the annual festival’s first time holding the event over Labor Day weekend.


Piqua streak over Troy ends in 1933

“The Piqua Indians opened their grid season with five lettermen available. With a hard schedule facing him, Coach Wertz, with the assistance of Clark Gabriel, former Ohio University and Central star, drilled the Indian candidates very hard. Lack of experience and minor injuries have been costly to the Redskins so far this season, but probably all the gridders will be in fine shape for the Thanksgiving game.”

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Browns move on without Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — On the eve of their final exhibition game, the Browns had denial turn into reality.Josh Gordon’s gone for this season. And, maybe for good.The Pro Bowl wide receiver’s indefinite suspension for another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy was upheld on Wednesday, leaving the Browns (0-3) without their top playmaker. That’s devastating for Cleveland’s offense, which has struggled during the preseason and enters...

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Reds steal win from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds came up with a game plan to steal a game from Jake Arrieta, and they ran with it.Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The last time the Reds stole at least six was 2006 against Washington.The Reds had six steals in the first four innings, using six hits and four walk...

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Stewart to return this week

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Lady Indians stay perfect

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe Piqua volleyball team’s plan against Fairmont was a simple one.Don’t let Brooke Westbeld change the match.The Lady Firebirds junior had 35 kills in two matches coming into Thursday’s GWOC crossover action.The Lady Indians did just that — and the result was a 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 win as Piqua improved to 4-0.“The Westbeld girls is pr...

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You’re Invited

Church to host good gut discussionPIQUA — Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset Dr., will host a Weston A. Price meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The topic of discussion will be fermented vegetables and the importance of having good gut health in aiding digestion. There will be a farm market starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Becky at 778-0052.St. Boniface announces Oktoberfest dates

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Covington to host Fort Rowdy this weekend

By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comCOVINGTON — With the Piqua Heritage Festival now a thing of the past, area residents looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend can set their sights on an event of a different kind.The Fort Rowdy Gathering, which celebrates the history of the village of Covington, formerly took place in October. This year, the free event will be held this coming Saturday through Monday, Labor Day, in Covington Communi...

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Applications being taken for Mrs. Ohio

MIAMI COUNTY — The Mrs. Ohio Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Miami County as a state finalist in the 2015 pageant being held May 28-30 at the Gahanna Lincoln High School Theater. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Ohio and U.S. citizen, and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

By Anne FlahertyAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social media as a vehicle for debate by suggesting that sites like Facebook and Twitter might actually encourage ...

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Happy birthday to Evan Jefferson Clark

Evan Jefferson ClarkAge: 8Birthdate: August 28, 2006Sibling: GracieParents: Jeff and Lisa Clark, of PiquaGrandparents: Linda and the late Steve Sullenberger, of Celina, Dave and Carol Clark, of PiquaGreat Grandparent: Edith Sullenberger, of Piqua

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Soup kitchen slated for Saturday

PIQUA - This month’s soup kitchen will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, at Piqua’s Pentecostal, 651 W. Ash St., Piqua. On the menu: Lasagna, salad and roll with dessert and beverage.

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New street process discussed

Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — In an effort to inform and educate city leaders on improved methods of redeveloping city streets, a special work session was held recently to discuss full-depth reclamation or FDR. A process or technique of pulverizing a street in need of repair – at a depth of 8 to 12 inches – and mixing the material with a variety of potential sta...

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Wrongful imprisonment

This case began in 2010, when United States marshals had a warrant to arrest Rodney Williams. Acting on a reasonable belief that that they would find him at Yanko Mansaray’s house, the marshals entered and searched for Williams. Instead of Williams, they found a large quantity of ecstasy pills.Based on this evidence – which Mansaray filed a motion to suppress at trial – Mansaray was convicted of a drug offense and a related offense and sentenced to 11 years in pri...

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The Common Core debacle

At the time I write this, the Ohio legislature is preparing for its next political charade, that being listening to testimony for and against legislation that would rescind the Common Core. Educators and non-educators alike will traipse to Columbus to offer their opinions about whether or not turning our back on this political intrusion into the world of education is a good idea or not. Because this political grandstanding has become so commonplace it has become child’s play to predict ...

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Workin’ the night away

Crews from Barrett Paving put down blacktop along South Main Street in Piqua on August 27, 2014 as the project to resurface Main Street from the Riverside Drive to the south edge of town nears completion.

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Basketball officiating course set

PIQUA — West Central Ohio Officials Association is once again sponsoring a basketball officiating course at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.Classes are for anyone interested in becoming a licensed basketball official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. This license will allow you to officiate junior high, freshman, and junior varsity basketball as well as recreation and select leagues. Classes begin Oct. 13 at the Upper Valley Career Canter in Room 216 and ...

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Painting, again

When I couldn’t see how much salt I was shaking on a casserole, it was — so to speak — an eye-opener. That slight change could indicate a continuing advancement of the macular degeneration I’ve fought for more than 20 years. I want to believe that episode was just a little bump in the road, nothing to worry about. However, the past few weeks I’ve noticed more difficulty reading, even with my magnifier. When I was first given the diagnosis by a local ophthalmologi...

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