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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.

 

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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NAHA awards honor volunteers, partners

DAYTON —The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.NAHA also awarded its Wick Wright Award to the Dayton Foundation and its PROPS (Partner Recognition of Phenomenal Support) Award to Dayton History.

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Pork, apples, walnuts and more

WEST MANCHESTER – Celebrate autumn every weekend in Preble County starting with the Preble County Pork Festival on September 20-21, 2014, at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton OH.

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Miami-Shelby Ostomy support group to meet

MIAMI COUNTY - The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Conference Room A in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy.The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July.Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Refreshments will be provided....

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City to observe holiday

PIQUA - Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, to allow city employees to observe the Labor Day holiday with their families.Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, Sept. 1.Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, Sept. 6, for Friday’s pick up.The City urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick ups...

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PROTECT:Schools

Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – Over 150 pair of eyes were glued to three screens at the front of the banquet hall at A Learning Place on Robert M Davis Pkwy., Wednesday, as they watched a black and white surveillance video of what was introduced as the Columbine High School shooting massacre that took place in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999. “Anybody else alive in here?” One of the...

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Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

By John SeewerAssociated PressTOLEDO (AP) — Some residents of a small Canadian island were warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie that earlier this month contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people around Toledo.While Pelee Island’s municipal water system was still safe to use, those who have private wells that draw water from the lake were told Tuesday not to bathe or cook with their water....

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Dayton college becoming leader in drone technology

DAYTON (AP) — A Dayton community college has taken another step toward positioning itself as a national leader in drone technology research.Sinclair Community College officials on Tuesday announced plans for the renovation of an existing downtown Dayton campus building into a $5 million training and certification center for unmanned aerial systems.Despite the region being passed over for an FAA drone testing site last year, Sinclair has moved full speed ahead on th...

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