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Ride of a lifetime

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Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA - Everyone has a “bucket list.”For some, it is well-planned, and for others, random thoughts stuck in their mind.For Ken Henkaline, owner of Hair Studio in Piqua, the top item on his bucket list was to ride in an airplane with National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee and Aviation Legend, Sean D. Tucker.Henkaline is an avid Radio Control Aircraft pilot and has a deep love for aviation.Tucker, widely considered the best aerobatic pilot in history, lives in and operates out of Salenas, California but spends a fair amount of time in Piqua, thanks to his association with Hartzell Propeller.

 

Reds no match for Fister

CINCINNATI (AP) — The slumping Cincinnati Reds were no match for a record-setting Doug Fister.The rolling right-hander took advantage of facing the Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-2 Nationals’ win Sunday.Fister (10-2) allowed just three hits with one walk — he has walked more than one batter in just three of his last 17 starts dating back to last season — and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to...

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Gordon wins fifth Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.Gordon nailed the final restart of the race — no given because restarts have been Gordon’s Achilles heel — to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.His power move from the outside lane past Kahne put Gordon out front for good, and he kicked it into cruise co...

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Spain rolls to International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles matches Sunday to capture the inaugural International Crown.Sweden finished second in the tournament that began Thursday with 32 players from eight countries. The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy.

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American doctor gets treatment for Ebola

Associated PressBOONE, N.C. (AP) — An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.Dr. Kent Brantly was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly, 33, is the medical director for the North Carolina-based group Samaritan’s Purse. He had been working with the group ...

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All in the family

Three generations, rockin’ it out as Nashville Crush lead singer, Bradley Wright, left, performs at Rock Piqua on Saturday night in Lock 9 Park with his dad, Michael Wright, on fiddle, and his three-year-old son Blake Michael. The family is from Lima.

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Sara Michelle Greve and Michael Evan Cowan announce their engagement.She is the daughter of Gene and Kathy Greve of Piqua.William and Karen Cowan of Houston are parents of the bridegroom.The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Houston High School and a 2011 graduate of Wright State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. In 2012, she eared a master’s in education from Wright State University. She is employed by Job & Family Services.

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Piqua hostingsoftball campThe Piqua High School Softball Camp will be held Saturday at the high school field (located behind the Piqua Junior High School). The camp for ages 8-10 will be held from 9-11 a.m.; the camp for ages 11-13 will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10, due at the time of registration. The camp will teach softball fundamentals. Campers should bring a glove, bat, drink and any other necessary equipment. The...

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County commissioners talk bids

TROY — The county commissioners heard bids from various companies Thursday to perform the 2014 center line and edge line stripping and center line layout program.For the center line and edge line stripping, A&A Safety Inc. of Amelia, offered a bid of $174,730 and Aero Mark Inc. of Streetsboro, placed a bid of $191,269. Dura Mark Inc. of Aurora, bid $171,191 and Oglesby Construction Inc. of Norwalk, submitted a bid of $173,680. The county engineer estimates that the total for ...

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Selling mistakes

Don’t price your home too high. It is no secret that price is everything. Overpricing does more to discourage buyers than any other single factor. When you overprice, you put your home in competition with homes that may be newer, larger or have more amenities than yours. You help your competition sell their homes. This leads to long days on the market and costs you money in the long run. Listen to your real estate agent who ...

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Happy birthday to Aiden Jacomet

Aiden JacometAge: 10Birthdate: July 26, 2004Parents: Josh and Beth Jacomet, of Purcellville, Va.Siblings: Austin and LoganGrandparents: Jim and Phyllis Jacomet, of Troy, Mike and Melodie Davis, of PiquaGreat Grandparents: Bill and Geneva Werst, of Piqua

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Sala joins Upper Valley Women’s Center

PIQUA – Neil Salas, MD, has joined Upper Valley Women’s Center. Dr. Salas received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, where he was chief resident. He is certified in neonatal resuscitation, advanced life support in obstetrics and fundamental critical care support.

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Day graduates from basic infantry training

Army Pvt. Tyler W. Day has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons d...

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Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland’s Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face.That’s what fighting without protective headgear can do.In a decision last year, the International ...

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Navardauskas wins Stage 19 of Tour de France

BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey and is expected to take it home with him when the three-week cycling showcase ends ...

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Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. It’s time to pucker up again: NASCAR runs its 21st Sprint Cup race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Jarrett started a love affair that lasts to this day, and has crossed racing series all...

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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.About 1,300 workers will attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they’ll be asked to do “whatever i...

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Annual Sports physicals should be handled by child’s primary care provider

TROY – Over the years, mass sports physical events conducted at schools were created to help students complete pre-participation physical examinations in an efficient manner. However, reports of sports-related illnesses and unexpected deaths have brought the effectiveness of this approach into question.

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