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Life on the road

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marty Mills is trading in his badge for life on the road.Mills, 51, who served as the court services deputy, retired this week. Mills served more than 25 years in law enforcement, including his first few years as a patrolman in the village of Covington.Starting this fall, Mills will turn his love of music into a career when he hits the road, touring the U.S. with Christian music group The Tacketts as their lead drummer.“I’ve been playing in band since I was 14,” Mills said. “It’s always been a hobby of mine.”

 

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KETTERING — The Piqua boys soccer team turned in a strong effort Thursday, tying Fairmont 2-2.“The team did a phenomenal job tonight of showing heart and dedication,” Piqua coach Danny Henry said. “I believe this is the first time Piqua has tied or beaten Fairmont for as long as I can remember. The guys did great with us changing and trying a new formation.”It was a very high tense game with both teams wanting to walk out with a victory....

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Possible cure for type 1 diabetes announced

I know this is a loaded and extremely controversial topic but there’s been a big break in the diabetes world. I thought it needed to be shared because no matter how you feel, it’s a big deal! ViaCyte Inc. has been given FDA approval to begin clinical trials on beta cell encapsulation.

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Life’s Simple 7

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.”1. Get activeDaily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke ...

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So I’m trying out the adulthood thing

Allison C. GallagherStaff WriterIn my all my knowledge of all the stuff in the vast universe of stuff, I thought once I graduated college, I would have a cushy office job lined up making the kind of money that would make Jay Z and Beyonce’s kid weep.My dream was to graduate from the University of Indianapolis with honors, and to go right to work in the Indiana statehouse doing something journalistic and nearly impossible for a newbie. Oh, yeah — my...

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Lunch with God

PIQUA – This month’s Lunch with God will offer subway style sandwiches, chips, fruit, cake and beverages. The meal will start at noon and run until 2 p.m. or when the food runs out, Sunday, at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St. As always there is no charge, and everyone is invited.

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Covington race turns into ‘Dunn’ Invitational

COVINGTON — It looked more like the “Dunn” Invitational Saturday at the first Buccaneer FOE 3998 Invitational.The Covington brother and sister tandem of Nate and Anna Dunn swept the boys and girls cross country races, while the Miami East girls had another strong showing in winning the team title.After Anna Dunn had won the girls race in 20:07.6, older brother Nate Dunn won the boys race in 17:17.0.“I couldn’t let her have the upp...

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Buccs suffer rare regular season loss

Covington - St. HenryREPLYREPLY ALLFORWARDmark as readBen Robinson Sat 8/30/2014 11:27 AMTo:Rob Kiser;Photos; Deron White battles for a first down.Shane Straw breaks into the open field.BUCCS DROP SEASON OPENER…For the first time since October 16, 2009 in week eight of the season, the Covington Buccaneers suffered a regular season loss - falling to St...

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Tale of two halves

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe Piqua-Toledo St. Johns football game Friday night truly was tale of two halves.With 2:55 remaining in the first half, the Indians had been outgained 236-51 and trailed the Titans 14-0.From that point on, Piqua turned the tables with a 352-100 advantage in yardage.So, what led to the turnaround?First, Trent Yeomans and his line began to get in sync.Th...

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Easy answer

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comI still remember the night at Wertz Stadium when Piqua football coach Bill Nees moved into second-place all-time on the Piqua career win list.We were standing on the field after the game, when Nees asked me if I knew who the all-time leader was.Trying to think quickly, I state Steve Magoteaux.Not a bad answer — at least in my mind — but I should have probably take...

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The chief cornerstone

Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comEditor’s note: This is part two of a continuing series on the Warren Masonic Lodge no. 24, in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Ohio and the Piqua City Schools, will hold a dedication ceremony for the three new elementary schools starting at...

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Shelter getting new kitchen

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The kitchen is the heart of the home where friends and family tend to gather to feed both their souls and their loved ones.At the Miami County Abuse Shelter, also known as The Franklin House, the kitchen — which serves hundreds of abused and abandoned women and children — was in desperate need of repair.Case manager Addie Ratcliff took action to improve the century old home’s ki...

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Happy birthday to Elijah Thomas Davenport

Elijah Thomas DavenportAge: 4Birthdate: August 30, 2010Parents: Carrie and Dave Davenport, of ColumbusSister: AveryGrandparents: Robert and Carol Thompson, of Piqua, Tom and Sherry Davenport, Rochester Hills, MI.Great Grandparents: Lois Jones, of Englewood

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John and Maxine Guillozet to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

John and Maxine will celebrate their 60th wedding Anniversary with an open house given by Allen and Jackie, Garrett and Anna, Logan and Chelsey. The open house will take place from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Piqua Church of the Nazarene 400 S. Sunset, Piqua. They were married on Sept. 11, 1954, at St. Boniface Catholic Church by Father Monter. They are the parents of Allen ( Jackie), Piqua, John ( Deb) Piqua and Rick ( Cynthia) from Washington State...

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Feeling rejected?

Would you be stunned if you made a full price offer for a home, and then the sellers rejected your offer in favor of another offer? Then you’d also be surprised to learn that sellers are not obligated to accept any offer - even one higher that full price.You may have made an offer at full price, but asked the seller to contribute $2,500 towards your closing costs. This doesn’t look like a full price offer to the seller and his wallet. You may have made an offer at full ...

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Rockets too much for Cavaliers

Staff ReportsSIDNEY —The artificial turf wasn’t the only thing that was new at Sidney Memorial Stadium Friday night on the opening night of high school football.The new “mercy rule” also made its first appearance after Anna built up a 35-0 lead at the half. The new rule states that if one team holds a lead of 30 or more in the second half, the clock will run continuously.Anna remained unbeaten against Lehman in football...

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A fast start

By Josh BrownSports EditorWEST MILTON – The officials decided to kick off opening night a little early.Miami East was more than ready.The visiting Vikings forced three-and-outs on Milton-Union’s first four possessions and turned each one of them into touchdowns on the other end, starting fast in a game that kicked off with almost two minutes remaining on the pre-game warmups clock and never letting up in a 42-7 victory Friday night at Mi...

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Piqua-Toledo St. John’s Stats

Piqua-Toledo St. JohnsBy The NumbersYARDSTICKTSJPHSFirst Downs 18 23Rushing Yards108 306Passing Yards21897Comp.-Att.-Int 17-23-010-17-0Fumbles-Lost 4-3 2-1Penalties 6-31 5-25Punts-Avg. 2-30.5 4-35.8Score By QuartersToledo St. Johns 7 7 7 0 — 21Piqua 0 7 21 14 — 42Scoring SummaryFirst Quarter1.Toledo St. John...

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