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Police investigate shot fired near park

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Staff reportsPIQUA — Police are investigating a case of a city man who allegedly fired a shotgun into the air Friday afternoon outside of 120 Sherman St., after a dispute. The man fired the gun into air less than 50 feet from High Street Park where several children were playing. Police are investigating.


One suspect in shoot out arrested, other remains on the loose

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — A 1997 black Jeep Grand Cherokee crept along the 500 block of Wood Street late Thursday afternoon when suddenly the barrel of a shotgun emerged from the vehicle’s window and fired a shot at two people walking in the neighborhood.Police have arrested one of the two men they say are responsible and the second remains on the loose with a warrant out for his arrest.Authorities took into custo...

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Police plan meeting with parents

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison is inviting all parents to a special event aimed at informing parents about many of the concerns they have as it relates to their children and their safety at school.On Wednesday, April 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilder Intermediate School, 1120 Nicklin Ave., officials with the police, transportation, and treatment specialists will speak with parents on such topics as active ...

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A new beginning

Mike UlleryStaff Photographermullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, it is the time of the year to reflect on how we choose to spend the new life given to each of us by God’s son.This is also the time of year that new life, resurrected life, takes place in the form of trees, grass, and all the other living things that surround us in our daily lives.For some...

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Meet my new hero

I have a new hero, and his name is Rick Roach. Mr. Roach is one of the most famous school board members in Florida, where he has served on a local board for twenty years. He has recently announced that he won’t be running for a fifth term, because he now realizes that he has been trying to make a difference in the lives of children within a political system that is so broken that it mutes intelligent people like him. But, not running for re-election doesn’t mean he is giving up th...

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Huemmer pays it forward at Echo Hills

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comKirt Huemmer may not be as visible as the Golf Course Working Supervisor at Echo Hills as in the past.But, you can be sure he will continue to make the golfers experience a more enjoyable one — something local golfers have benefitted from since 1987.Huemmer recently retired from full-time duty, but will continue to work up to 30 hours a week.

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PIQUA — Joan C. Vogt, 85, of Piqua, died at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Piqua netters edge Sidney

The Piqua tennis team won a nail bitter over Sidney 3-2 Thursday in GWOC North action.“I am proud of all players, we were tenacious at all positions,” Piqua coach Deb Retman said.At singles, Devon Parshall defeated Oakk Wynn 6-0, 6-0; Josh Hanes lost to Conner Bowers 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; and Tyler Lavey lost to Stephen Hendershot 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4.Piqua swept the doubles matches.Andrew Lamphar and Luke Hanes won 6-1, 6-4; while J...

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Piqua police reports

April 14Criminal damage: Police responded to Mote Park Community Center, 635 Gordon St., after lights were busted out and an area was spray painted.Theft: Police responded to the 300 block of Commercial Street after a former roommate stole something from a residence.Theft: Police responded to Staunton Street Storage, 735 Staunton St., after several large metal beams were stolen. The matter remains under investigation.Theft: A citizen showed up at th...

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Piqua Teen Leadership students graduate

PIQUA — The Piqua Teen Leadership graduation luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 15 at Edison Community College in the Robinson Theater. The 24 Piqua juniors and seniors were selected by their counselors. The students met once a month for seven consecutive months. Piqua Teen Leadership is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills. The participants participated in on-site visits, lectures, group discussions and simulations. ...

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Annual Ohio Civil War Show to be held in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — The 37th Annual Ohio Civil War Collector’s Show will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield. Admission is $6 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is included in the cost of admission.

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Taste of the Arts window decorating contest launched

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s annual arts event, Taste of the Arts, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and festival organizers are hoping the entire community will join in the celebration. To get businesses involved the first-ever community-wide window decorating contest has been launched and Mainstreet Piqua is hopeful that businesses from throughout the community will participate.“We receive extraordinary support from throughout the Piqua Community fo...

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Miami East music students perform at Disney

CASSTOWN — Miami East music teacher Omar Lozano recently took 48 members of the Miami East Choir to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The Miami East Women’s Choir and Mixed Choir performed in the Melody Gardens in Epcot. While there, the singers visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The choirs were accompanied by Ken DeWeese and Melissa Lozano. Miami East Women’s and Mixed Choir will be advancing to O.M.E.A. Southwest Region State Contest May ...

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D.A.R.E. Day fun

Hunter Smith, a fifth grader at Bennett Intermediate School runs away from an earth ball at Garbry Big Woods during Piqua City Schools and the Piqua police department’s D.A.R.E. Day outing on Thursday.

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Summer Feeding Program starts in June

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — For the charitable sorts who are looking for a reason to either donate their time, money or non-perishable food items, Piqua Salvation Army Capt. Doug Dolder has 7,200 reasons.That’s the number of dinners that will be served to children and teens during the local Salvation Army’s Summer Feeding Program, which starts June 2 (first Monday after school ends) and continues through Aug. 15 (last Fr...

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Fire hydrant flushing to begin Monday

PIQUA — The Underground Utilities Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program on Monday. Hydrant flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and may take up to 2 weeks to complete.The primary purpose of this program is to verify the proper operation of the city’s fire hydrants through periodic inspections, flow testing, and preventative maintenance. Secondarily, a pro-active hydrant flushing program is the key to ...

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Mother who ran off with child extradited, charged, released

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Dayton woman who fled to Las Vegas with her 4-year-old daughter after losing custody of the child was arraigned this week in Miami County Municipal Court after her extradition.Eva O. Villamor-Goubeaux, 38, was given a recognizance bond following her video arraignment in court Wednesday on one felony count of interference with custody.While out on bond she is to have no contact with the victim ...

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City celebrates Arbor Day

By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — A small voice amongst a mix of three to five year olds called out, asking if it was all right to get his hands dirty. The inquiry came from the base of a weeping redbud tree being planted in commemoration of Arbor Day at the south side of Edison Community College, outside the childcare facility, Thursday morning.

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