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Cyclists roll through Piqua en route to Notre Dame

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By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — They arrived at Roadside Park in staggered groups, as if participating in the Midwestern version of the Tour de France.Having embarked early Wednesday from the University of Dayton on a four-day journey to the University of Notre Dame, nearly 40 bicyclists made a pit stop at the Piqua park on State Route 66 to rest and replenish their strength with locally prepared snacks and beverages.The pedal pushers were participating in the second annual “UD to ND Ride for Life,” a trip of nearly 240 miles that, in addition to Piqua, will include stops in Minster; Decatur, Ind.; and at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., about 37 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

 

New director leads Lehman band

SIDNEY — Following the June retirement of Lehman Catholic High School’s long-time music teacher, the band finds itself this summer marching to the tune of a different — director.Betsy Moorman, of Versailles, has taken up the baton and has been putting the band through its paces at band camp this week at the school.“We practice as we’re going to perform. Would you want to show that? Ask yourself that,” she called from her perch on the p...

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Grandparenting

Dear Grandparenting: We have three grown daughters. Two are married and the third might as well be. I have never made a secret about how I would like to have grandchildren while I am still young enough to spoil and enjoy them. My sisters all have their grandchildren. I have nothing. I have told my daughters that a grandchild would make me the happiest person in the world. What do I get? Nothing. I can’t pinpoint the reason why my daughters have not cooperated. I could write a book on th...

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Hoping to never have to go through IT again

Even though patients leave doctors’ offices fully informed regarding same-day-surgery procedures, a trip through the Pre-Admission Testing Department is often advisable. Patients can become so saturated with new information that they’re unable to absorb it all. Poorly prepared, they can cause delays in schedules that are expensive as well as annoying to all involved. It happens to patients of all ages but I recall one sweet old man who thought he was doing everything right. Expect...

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Miami-Shelby Ostomy support group to meet

TROY - The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 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.For...

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Speedway expansion to bring approx. 350 new jobs to region

SPRINGFIELD – Speedway LLC (Speedway) has just announced plans for an expansion that will bring roughly 350 new jobs to Clark County. The company, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, plans to purchase a 55,572 sq. ft. office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park to house the expanded operations. Speedway also plans to make additional investments at its Enon headquarters, bringing the total investment for the three-year expansion plan to $9.1 million.

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Menz publishes book of prayers

SIDNEY — The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Menz, of Sidney, has published his fifth book, “Divine Entreaty: Prayers for Public and Diverse Setting.”Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, recently announced the release of the new title. It is available in paperback, hard-cover and as an ebook through Balboa Press, retail bookstores and online retailers.Menz, who recently retired as director of the Shelby County Chaplaincy Board, is also a ...

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Public Defender Commission meeting slated

MIAMI COUNTY - The members of the Public Defender Commission will be meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the office of the PUblic Defender, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

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Kiwanis announce August meetings

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has announced the following meetings for August:• Aug. 6: Key Club delegates share highlights of International Convention• Aug. 13: New Teachers’ Welcoming Luncheon• Aug. 20: Piqua City Schools’ Teacher of the Year, Heath Butler• Aug. 27: Missy Duer of Staley Mill Farm and Indian Creek DistilleryKiwanis meetings are open to the public. Luncheon and meetings take plac...

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You’re Invited

Church plans August concertBOTKINS — Only Believe Ministries will feature Dove Award winners, the Sidewalk Prophets, the Salah & Skekinah Band and Bonner in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased in advance at obmcc.org at the door. 13815 Botkins Road, Botkins.St. Teresa to hold festivalCOVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church will be having its annual festival Aug. 1-3. Many act...

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Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

By Elizabeth Eisenstadt-EvansOn a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.’s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests. It is not too fanciful to imagine that the dead were gently jostling the living.Some of the chief actors in that act of ecclesiastical defiance against a tradition-loving church are gone, though many of those still alive partic...

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Edison’s Peltier appointed to national human resources board

For the Daily CallPIQUA — Edison Community College’s Vice President of Strategic Human Resources, Linda Peltier, has recently been appointed to serve on the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Chosen for her competencies, Peltier joined the national board as an At-Large Director for a three-year term effective July 1.“As one of 16 CUPA-HR board members, it’s an honor and a privilege to be working side-by-...

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Drive-thru armed robbery suspect remains on the loose

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Authorities are continuing their search for a knife-wielding robber who knocked over the Spring Thru Drive Thru on Wednesday night before using the Interstate to make his expeditious escape.But now, authorities in Piqua and Sidney believe the suspect could also be connected to three other similar robberies that transpired in Sidney in the last week.Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said each of the...

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(Re)learning the ropes of rescue training

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — What do you get when you combine one defunct atomic nuclear power plant, one lifeless rescue dummy, and a wide assortment of rope, harnesses and safety equipment?The perfect condition for the Piqua Fire Department’s Technical Rescue/Rope Rescue Team to better hone their rescuing techniques, which they did at the city’s old nuclear power plant Wednesday morning.Assistant Chief Vince ...

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How to become a runner

By Mark AltstaetterCivitas News MediaVAN WERT - No one can really explain why Van Wert has produced so many good distance runners.The city is just a blip on the map in northwest Ohio, tucked in between rows of corn fields near the Indiana border. The land is so flat here that the farmers like to joke that once you harvest the corn in autumn, you can roll a bowling ball some 100 miles to Lake Erie.People work hard here, they play hard and many of the...

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State briefs

Helicopter pilot in serious condition after crashBELLEFONTAINE (AP) — A pilot injured when a tree-trimming helicopter crashed in western Ohio remains hospitalized while investigators try to determine the cause of the crash.The helicopter carrying an aerial saw crashed Tuesday near Bellefontaine, 45 miles northwest of Columbus. A spokeswoman for Grant Medical Center in Columbus says Leo Boucher was listed in serious condition Wednesday.A ...

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Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

Lisa CornwellAssociated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater’s fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.

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Dayton offers immigrant kids shelter amid uproar

Dan SewellAssociated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Despite opposition from a congressman and other southwest Ohio officials, Dayton will offer up two sites where immigrant children from Central America could be sheltered, the mayor and city manager told federal authorities.The city officials were responding to a U.S. government request to identify potential housing in various cities. Their statement Tuesday night came two days after a Dayton-area congressman an...

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