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Information sought in locating assualt suspect

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MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s office is asking the public’s assistance in locating Frederick E. Schwartz. A felony warrant for felonious assault has been issued for Schwartz, whose last known residence was Union Township. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Schwartz is asked to call local law enforcement or Detective Steve Hickey at 937-440-3965 Ext. 6629.

 

Operator of defunct animal rescue ranch takes case to trial

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Tipp City woman who had more than 100 animals seized from her Tipp City animal rescue last year by humane society officials started her jury trial for animal cruelty in municipal court on Monday and additional testimony was also given Tuesday.Shula Woodworth, 46, operated the now defunct Serenity Animal Rescue, 5275 State Route 201, and was charged with five counts of cruelty to animals after officials w...

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Piqua man receives maximum sentence in 2010 child endangering case

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man who was convicted by a jury of causing severe injuries to a young child in 2010 faced a common pleas court judge at his sentencing hearing Monday and received the maximum penalty.It took a jury 75 minutes last month to return a guilty verdict against Jones, 35, for child endangering, a second-degree felony, following the man’s two-day trial and on Monday he received eight years behind bar...

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Piqua falls to Butler

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comTwo things have to happen for the Piqua baseball team to be successful — score more than two runs and play defense.Neither one of those is happening right now — and as a result the Indians dropped their third straight game Monday night at Hardman Field — losing 5-1 to Vandalia-Butler.The Aviators improved to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in the GWOC North, while Piqua dropped to...

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Busted burglar to spend six years in prison for Piqua crimes

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man convicted of playing a part in a spate of residential burglaries in Piqua’s southwest side in March — the same neighborhood where felon lived — will spend the next six years in prison, a common please judge ordered Monday.Andrew L. Caughey, 27, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony, at a court hearing last week and he faced a maximum sentence of eight years in pri...

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Deadline nears for concerto competition

DAYTON — The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) will conduct its annual David L. Pierson Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 in Building 2 on the campus of Sinclair Community College.The competition is open to those area high school students who will be in grades 10-12 during the 2014-15 school year and who reside in Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby or Warren County. The application fee is $40. Inter...

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Ft. Wayne stabbing victim/suspect located in Miami County

Mike UlleryStaff Photographermullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — A case that began in Indiana and ended in Miami County has investigators from Ohio and Indiana working together to solve the Easter day incident.Local authorities received information that a female subject was reportedly stabbed sometime early Sunday morning in Ft. Wayne and that she and the man who allegedly stabbed her might be on their way to the Piqua area. The victim, who was re...

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Earth Day: A reminder to recycle

Staff ReportsMIAMI COUNTY — Earth Day is Tuesday, and residents in Miami County are encouraged to “be green”and “save green” (money). Recycling helps conserve our natural resources, landfill space and save on energy. Creating jobs is another benefit of recycling that is often forgotten.The Ohio EPA recently administered a grant to help with glass recycling in the area. Rumpke and the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department now have sepa...

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Many benefit from donations of Shanesy sisters

By Sharon SemanieFor the Daily Callpdceditorial@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Although they lived somewhat frugal lives, sisters Dorothy and Martha Shanesy enjoyed getting involved in the Piqua community, playing bridge and traveling abroad to sites such as Oberammergau, Germany.More importantly, however, they managed to invest their savings, thanks to the sage advice of their attorney(s) and financial advisor. As a result, Dorothy and Martha each l...

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Community coming together

Adam Wiersma, 14, hides eggs at the Piqua Apostolic Temple in Piqua on Saturday. Wiersma, a student at Piqua Christian School was lending a hand during a community day event at the church.

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FCCLA raises awareness about texting, driving

By Belinda M. PaschalStaff Writerbpaschal@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Though the public generally thinks of texting and driving as more of a “teen” problem, a survey by AAA shows that drivers between 25-39 are the worst offenders.“Most people blame teenagers for it, but some of the worst people are adults. I found it alarming that more crashes are due to adults texting and driving,” said Abby Frilling, instructor of Family ...

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Covington High School Prom Court

The 2014 Covington High School prom court features, sitting, left to right: Briana Grilliot, Shianne Fortner, Amanda Brown, Jackie Siefring, Stephani Shane and Amber Edwards. Standing, left to right, are: A.J. Ouellette, Dalton Bordelon, Tyler Henry, Andre Benedict, Lane White and Seth Clark.

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Bradford Library to hold annual Plant Swap

BRADFORD — The Bradford Public Library’s annual Plant Swap is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone from the surrounding area is invited to attend the function, which runs until 1 p.m. For gardeners who are dividing plants this year and wish to bring in plants to give away, the library will open at 9:30 a.m.Along with a large variety of free cuttings and different plants to choose from, a workshop s...

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Does the majority rule?

Let’s pretend for a moment that people diagnosed on the autism spectrum now make up 90 percent of the population. The remaining 10 percent of the population are “typical” people and have not been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There is nothing significantly unique or different about the 10 percent. In fact, these people act alike.The autism spectrum population includes people who are verbal and non-verbal, genius or not, social or not, and confo...

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Making memories

As of this weekend, many of this nation’s large amusement parks will be open for the season. Almost instantly, these large parcels of land filled with metal and concrete will come alive with screams and smiles as games will be played and roller coasters will fly once again. For me, these are special places.

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YMCA event inspires kids to stay active

MIAMI COUNTY — On April 26, the Miami County YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire 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, includes games, healthy lifestyle information, arts, crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

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Summer program seeks volunteers

By Jeremy WallaceStaff WriterTROY — Summer Lunch Buddies, a program at the Troy Rec that pairs students entering grades first through fifth, with an adult or teen, is looking for volunteers.The program gives the children free lunch, individual reading with volunteers, group activities and weekly prize drawings. Students who attend all four days each week will have their names entered in a weekly prize drawing.Since the program started in 2002,...

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Ft. Rowdy hosts Mother’s Day BBQ

COVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy Gathering will have their annual Mother’s Day Chicken BBQ on Sunday, May 12, in the Covington Park, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or until sold out). ...

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