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Sherman leaving Chamber

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Staff ReportPIQUA — Wayde Davis, chairman of the board of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the resignation of chamber president, Kathy Sherman, effective Oct. 31.“Kathy notified us of her intent to end her three-year tenure with the chamber last week. Kathy is pursuing a commercial lending opportunity with Unity National Bank. We appreciate the time she has spent with the chamber and wish her the very best in the future,” Davis said.


Piqua not fooled

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comYou know what they say about statistics.And that is exactly the way Piqua football coach Bill Nees looks at Vandalia-Butler Friday night as the Indians prepare for their fourth road game in five weeks to open GWOC North play.The Aviators are looking to snap a four-game losing streak, something Nees and the 3-2 Indians aren’t fooled by.“You look at it, those first three losses were by a total ...

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Big computer point game for Cavs

By Ken Barhorstkbarhorst@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — Coming off an impressive win over Riverside last week at Piqua, the Lehman Cavaliers return to Sidney Memorial Stadium for their final non-league game of the season Friday, taking on Troy Christian at 7 p.m. And if you look at the latest computer rankings, it’s a big game.Both teams are 3-2 on the season. And in Region 26, Troy Christian is sixth and Lehman seventh,...

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Girls compete in district golf

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comMIAMISBURG — The Versailles and Russia golf teams — along with Megan Pettit of Miami East — competed at the D-II district meet at Pipestone Golf Course.Up against some strong competition, they had outstanding seasons end.Versailles finished ninth with a 400 total.Lady Tigers scores included Maddie Covault 86, Kaitlyn Middendorf 101, Lauren Heitkamp 103, Hannah Niekamp 110 and Jorja Poth...

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Elliott different from Hyde

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Comparisons are inevitable at Ohio State.From the day he was recruited out of St. Louis in a spirited battle with Missouri, the alma mater of both his parents, Ezekiel Elliott was supposed to be the next Carlos Hyde, the next Beanie Wells, the next big thing at running back.While Elliott is a different type running back than Hyde who does different things, he appeared to send a message last Satur...

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Acres of Caring seeks supporters

SIDNEY — The Northern Area Office of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley is asking local farm families to participate in “Acres of Caring,” a charitable opportunity to support CSSMV projects that assist individuals and families in Auglaize, Darke, Miami, Mercer, and Shelby counties.“During the fall harvest season, we are reaching out to the agricultural community, asking farm families to pledge the proceeds of the sale of one acre of their crop to s...

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The Amish Cook

BY GLORIA YODERHello to all of you!`What a perfect day we are having! The weather couldn’t be nicer, even if it would try to improve! I’m nestled in a chair on our new deck enjoying the birds songs and other sounds of nature.

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Cooper Michael SwinkAge: 4Birthdate: Oct. 1, 2010Parents: Michael and Darcey Swink of PiquaGrandparents: Steve and Linda Chambers and Deborah Harris, all of PiquaGreat-grandparent: Margaret Young of Piqua

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SIDNEY — John Fleming, 87, of Sidney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 6:55 p.m. at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home.Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney with Pastor Tim Bartee officiating. Burial with military honor’s provided by Sidney American Legion will be at Glen Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home .Condolences may be expressed to the Flemi...

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Seaching for happily ever after

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Once upon a time, in a not-so-far away land, two kings ruled a conference.These two kings were masters of all they surveyed, ruling those beneath them with iron fists. They collected all the titles — and all the golden trophies and baubles that went along with winning battles — while keeping those below them firmly in check. Save for the occasional uprising — whether it be from the Rams ...

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Covington homecoming court selected

The Covington High School homecoming court for 2014 includes, queen candidates (L-R): Ariel Robinson, Morgan Arbogast, Heidi Cron, Raquelle Bowman, Cassidy Cain, Sadie Canan. King candidates (L-R): Drew Schaurer, Ty Boehringer, Ben Miller, Robert Gengler, Matt Carder, Seth Canan. Covington homecoming week begins on Monday with a Community Pep Rally beginning at 7 p.m. at Smith Field where the court will be introduced and homecoming king crowned. Admission if free. The homecoming parade will t...

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Miami County Sheriff’s Office receive traffic grant for 10th year

Staff ReportMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has announced that once again the department has been awarded a traffic enforcement grant for fiscal year 2015. This will mark the 10th consecutive year the sheriff’s office has been awarded federal monies for traffic enforcement throughout the county.

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Troy Main Street welcomes new executive director

TROY — Troy Main Street, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Hayes as the new executive Director. She will be replacing Karin Manovich, who resigned from the organization in August due to her family’s move to Chicago.Hayes is from the northern Kentucky area and graduated from the American University in Washington D.C. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and international studies. Hayes most recently was employed through the AmeriCorps progr...

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Look what’s afloat

TROY — The second annual Harvest Moon & Balloon Fest is looking to be more impressive than last year for patrons, vendors and the families that come to the celebration, according to event chair Diana Thompson.“The goal with the festival is to make it a great value for families, so they can get out an enjoy all that Miami County has to offer in the fall without spending a fortune,” Thompson said. “Admission for kids 12 and under is free, while the admission f...

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Linking together to support life

TROY — A chain of people supporting a common cause will gather along Main Street at 2 p.m. Sunday, as part of more than 1,000 such events being held across in the U.S. and Canada on the same day.Held annually on the first Sunday in October, Life Chain invites churches and pro-life organizations to unite for prayer and to show support for the life of the unborn, young, disabled, handicapped, ill and elderly.“It’s a way of getting together and showing sup...

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She’s just ‘one of the guys’

By Sharon SemanieFor the Daily CallPIQUA — Having grown up in a “male dominated environment,” Rhonda Meckstroth didn’t flinch when hired by the Piqua Fire Department 25 years ago, a time when it wasn’t fashionable for women to work side by side by burly firemen who were “larger than life.”Born and raised near Springfield, the Piqua resident was 20-something when hired, the only girl sandwiched between older and younger...

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Foursome wins playoff at NFL scramble

It took 25 holes, but the team of Rayn Pearson, Sandy Finkes, Don Polhamus and Cindy Pearson won the NFL scramble Sunday at Echo Hills.That foursome defeated the team of Steve Hamant, Jimmy Heath, Dave Cox and Scott Erwin in a seven-hole playoff after both teams carded 57s.The playoff began on the 10th hole and ended on 16 — with Finkes driving the green on the par-4 to set up the win.Taking third with 58 was the team of Brian Robbins, Hank Poff, Dave Ne...

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Piqua Fire Department to hold open house

PIQUA — The Piqua Fire Department will be hosting an Open House during Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. This will be a family friendly event to highlight the staff, equipment, and services of the fire department. There will be smoke detector giveaways and a drawing for one girl’s and one boy’s bicycle. Refreshments will be served.Schedule of Events12:00 p.m. – Demonstration of Technical Rope Rescue Team – Rap...

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