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Child hit by car in Piqua

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Medics from the Piqua Fire Department and bystanders tend to a young girl who was injured when she was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of South Main Street on Thursday afternoon. The driver of a northbound SUV told police that the girl ran out in front of him, in the vicinity of Bennett Intermediate School, around 2 p.m. The girl was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment of a leg injury. The crash is under investigation by the Piqua Police Department.


Greipel wins 6th Tour de France stage in a sprint

REIMS, France (AP) — Sprint specialist Andre Greipel won a drizzly sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as crashes again thinned the pack of support riders for rivals hoping to strip Vincenzo Nibali of the yellow jersey. The German champion collected his sixth career Tour stage victory in Champagne country and the celebrated capital of many French kings by outpacing Norway’s Alexander Kristoff in second and France’s Samuel Dumoulin in third.

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Business anniversary event slated for Saturday

PIQUA — Piqua game shop, Are U Game, 1410 Edge St., is hosting a two-year anniversary celebration from 1-8 p.m. Saturday that will feature area comic book artists and anniversary sales.Comic book artists Sean Forney, Bill Gladman, Brian Latimer, and Jay Cordray will be on hand to do sketches and sign autographs.In addition, members of the Gem City Roller Girls are tentatively scheduled to also be at the event.

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Made in the shade

Ava Knous, 8, of St. Marys, standing center, along with some assistance from neighbors Rachelle Scott, 6, and Brianna Short, 9, of Piqua, man their lemonade stand at the corner of Broadway and Park Ave. in Piqua on Thursday. Supervising their efforts are Knous’ grandma Sandy Knous-Wolf and Logan Knous, 11. The kids reported steady business around the lunch hour as construction workers from the nearby new Piqua school building opted for a cup of ice cold lemonade during their lunch hours...

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Council discusses Riverfront project

By Melanie Yingst and Melody VallieuStaff WritersTROY — Troy City Council as a committee of the whole met Wednesday night for further discussion on the Riverfront Development Project.During the meeting, council heard from an array of officials from the mayor of Dayton to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission to the Miami Conservancy District, all of which spoke in favor of the project. Stan Kegley, project manager for the city’s Engineering...

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Gas pipeline upgrades nearly complete

PIQUA — Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) have nearly completed replacing gas mains and service lines in Piqua as part of the company’s pipeline replacement program, which is a multi-year program to replace about 700 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout Ohio.In Piqua, more than $2 million will go toward replacing more than three miles of gas main and nearly 350 service lines in 2014. Vectren intends to replace i...

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History Alive at the Johnston Farm:

PIQUA — This weekend history will jump off the pages of the past at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency with History Alive! at 7 p.m., Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday come and see Living History scholars Karen Vuranch as Mary Draper Ingles and Doug Wood as Mankiller Ostenaco. Both scholars have thoroughly researched the story of their characters to create a great look into the life of individuals from two very different cultures. Performances by both scholars will be under the tent at the John...

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Troy Bicentennial parade seeks entries

TROY — A large parade is being planned as part of the Troy Bicentennial finale on Saturday, Sept. 20. The committee is asking that individuals, clubs, and organizations who wish to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to call (937) 339-8955 now for an application. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Aug. 29.The parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. It will begin on West Market to South Market and proceed to the square, then west on West Main Stree...

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Relay fundraiser planned for Mote Park

PIQUA — The Relay for LIfe of Miami County committee will host a Fight Back Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Mote Park Community Building, 635 Gordon St., Piqua.Any interested home party/craft vendors who would like to participate are asked to contact event chair Nicole Bolin @ nitshikki@gmail.com or (937) 570-0315.Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Piqua police reports

July 7Criminal damage: Police responded to the 200 block of First Street after two juveniles were spray-painting an abandoned building. The juveniles also entered the structure, too. The juveniles were caught and charged with criminal damaging and criminal trespassing.Suspicious activity: Police responded to Faith’s Pizza, 536 Wilson Ave., after a person was using tools to open a small safe. The safe was stolen.Theft: Police responded to the 300 block of...

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You’re Invited

Summer salad luncheons continueCOVINGTON — The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington United Church of Christ will host a summer salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 18. For a small donation, diners may enjoy a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches, and a breverage. Hot chicken salad will also be available. Use the baement entrance in the alley on the north side of the church, which is located at 115 N. Pearl St.The lunch...

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Cooking demonstration featured at market

PIQUA — Visitors to the Piqua Community Farmers Market today are in for a huge treat. James Patten, the head chef at Mulligan’s Pub, will be on hand doing a cooking demonstration. Patten will be using produce primarily purchased at the market and to create easy summer meals. The demonstration will start at 5:30 p.m. and run approximately 30 minutes. Mulligan’s Pub is located at 110 W High St. in downtown Piqua.The Piqua Community Farmers Market is located in Canal...

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Honoring our elders

I was watching a woman in line at a local store the other day; she was on her cell phone the entire time she was in line. She went through her entire transaction, paid, took her bag and went to the car all while talking on her cell phone. I then took care of my transaction and headed to the car and do you know what I saw then? She was in her car pulling out from her parking place and still talking on the phone!Wow! I thought … she is going through life somewhat checked out to...

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Civic band concert tonight

PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band Concert Tonight The Piqua Civic Band continues its summer concert season at 7 p.m. today at Hance Pavilion under the direction of guest conductor, Brian McKibben. This week’s concert is titled “To Those Who Serve” and features guest clarinet soloist Brad Pipenger and guest vocalist David McKibben.Selections will include The Light Eternal, Stranger on the Shore, Pop & Rock Legends: Chicago, An Irish Rhapsody, A Cohan Salute, A Cel...

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State cuts addiction services funds

By Patricia Ann Speelmanpspeelman@civitasmedia.comTROY — A change in schedules by the state will result in a cut of $230,000 in mental health funding to the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, but local recipients of those services will not feel the pinch, at least in the short term.“Our feeling is for individuals with addictions,” said Tri-County Executive Director Mark McDaniel. “So we have used board reserves to ...

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Local musicians to take a ‘Stand Against Addiction’

PIQUA — After losing a friend to heroin addiction, the founder of a Troy-based indie record label is banding together with several local musicians to increase awareness of the escalating use of the drug in the Miami Valley.“Last February, a friend passed from a heroin overdose. Since then, we have been contacted by multiple people who have experienced the same thing as we have,” said Jonathan Roman, CEO of Alliance Records.

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Added county sales tax approved

Staff reportTROY —Starting on Oct. 1, Miami County taxpayers will continue paying an additional .25 percent sales tax that Miami County Commissioners approved recently to assist in funding the Miami County Communication Center.The renewed sales tax is for a five-year period and will expire Sept. 30, 2019.The .25 additional sales tax was put into place in 2009 for an updated 9-1-1 system.On an annual basis, the added sales tax brings in approxi...

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Miami County Children’s Services begin annual school supply drive

By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Children’s Services has begun their 8th annual school supply drive and is seeking aid from area businesses and churches as many families struggle to afford the necessary supplies. Items that come at an average cost of $60, says Lorie Bricker, Kinship/Respite Caseworker for Miami County Children’s Services, with the program providing almost one thousand area ...

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