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Staff and students commemorate the 40th day of the 40th year for the Upper Valley Career Center on Tuesday by setting up a special photograph.The Upper Valley Career Center opened for adult students in July 1975 and high school students in August. Forty years later the school maintains a forward focus and strong commitment to excellence for the career and technical students on campus and in their satellite units.

 

Fire department responds to small fire

Piqua firefighters extinguish a small fire at the site of the old Piqua Fish & Ice on Ohio Street on Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 3:30 on a report of smoke and flames coming from the rubble. According to firefighters on the scene, the property owner was using a torch to cut up material as part of the cleanup process when some of the nearby wood ignited. There was no damage and firefighters quickly doused the burning rubble.

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Aydan HareAge: 4Birthdate: Oct. 20, 2010Parents: Matt and Alicia Hare, PiquaGrandparent: Dave and Connie Hare, Piqua Fred Schwable, Piqua Robbi Schwable, Piqua

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Lehman boys lose heartbreaker

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comEATON — The Lehman boys soccer team has proved throughout the last month that it is much better than the 13th seed it received at the sectional pairings.And the Cavaliers final game was no exception.Lehman went toe-to-toe with third seeded Dayton Christian for the second time this season, before having its season end at 9-7-3 with a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Warriors — the same score as the first me...

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Local Red Cross part of restructuring

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — The Northern Miami Valley’s Red Cross offices will be affected by the organization’s national restructuring process effective at the end of the month.According to Scott Miller, executive director of the Northern Miami Valley Red Cross, Miami and Shelby counties’ Red Cross chapter will expand to include Clark, Darke, Logan and Champaign counties.The Troy office will remai...

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Piqua public safety Levy Q and A

Editor’s Note:The Piqua Daily Call will be publishing a series of Q&A for Piqua’s upcoming .25 percent public safety income tax, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The questions and answers have been provided by City Manager Gary Huff.Q: What additional services have come from the SAFER Grant and how will they be impacted by the passage or failure of the income tax increase?

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Obama’s ‘dumb’ war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well. With the Pentagon predicting that this latest conflict could rage for three years or longer, Obama is now poised to leav...

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Area Briefs

Holly Jolly Run slatedPIQUA — The annual 5K and 10K Holly Jolly Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Piqua PATH. Download your registration form from the Mainstreet Piqua website (go to Event Calendar and click Holly Jolly Run link) or sign up online at www.speedy-feet.com. Same-day registrations also will be accepted. Registration will be held in the lobby of the Municipal Government Complex, 201 W. Water St.L...

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Hayner to host fine arts and vendor event

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, will host its 4th Annual Fine Arts and Vendor Exchange on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The house will be filled with artists and vendors, each selling unique products. This is the place to find that one-of-a-kind gift you have been searching for and a great way to start your holiday shopping.This year’s artists include:• Andrea Becker — Vintage jewelry transformed...

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Calling Around Covington

As we roll through fall and head toward winter, it’s a very busy time in the village of Covington. Many organizations are holding events now, before that bitter cold weather is back again. Or maybe it won’t return this year at all, and we will be unseasonably warm. Wouldn’t that be nice?Our first upcoming event before the snow flies is one that was mentioned a few weeks ago, but will happen this Saturday. It is the first-ever Bucc Boosters Couples Bowling Bash, he...

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Mainstreet offers new Cat’s Meow collectible

PIQUA — A dearth of Piqua-related mementos inspired Mainstreet Piqua to come up with Cat’s Meow collectibles — replicas of a building or landmark on silk-screened, custom-shaped pieces of wood — to honor local sites and remind residents and visitors of the city.“Our retail committee noticed there was nothing ‘Piqua’ available, not even postcards, so we kind of got into the business of selling the Cat’s Meows,” said Lorna Swisher...

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Woman identified in fatal crash

By Melody Vallieumvallieu@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — The name of a woman who died in an early morning crash Saturday has been released.Iona Scarberry, 53, of Piqua, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Piqua-Lockington Road, just past Clevinger Road, at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Todd Tennant.Scarberry was the driver of a car headed to Lockington, Tennant said, along with 17-year-old ...

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4-H junior sale checks coming soon

MIAMI COUNTY — Some 4-H members are concerned following a delay in receiving their checks for the livestock and animals they sold after this year’s county fair.But, the Miami County Fair Board is assuring that this is a problem that has been solved and soon to be rectified.After the county fair ends in August, 4-H members sell their animals and get checks to buy new animals or livestock to raise for the next year’s fair. The checks can range from a few ...

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Davis honored for equine business work

CASSTOWN — Miami East senior Madeline Davis has a busy schedule between academics, athletics and extracurricular activities and soon will check another task off her itinerary. Davis is one of two students who will be honored during the National FFA Convention Oct. 30 in Louisville, Ky.When she learned the news, she said she was excited to be awarded and that the excitement also was humbling for her.“It’s an honor to be going, and the fact I’m gett...

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PFD raffle winners announced

Danika Steiner, 5, of Piqua, is all smiles as Captain Chad Kennedy presents her with a bicycle she won at the Piqua Fire Department on Saturday. Steiner won the girls bike raffle from last weekend’s open house event at the fire department. Landon Pierce won the boy’s bike and Kelly Brown won a ride in the bucket of the city’s aerial ladder. The bicycles were donated by Walmart.

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Giving fans money’s worth

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comTIPP CITY — The last two years have proven that when Catholic Central and Lehman Catholic get together on a volleyball court, fans on both sides will get their money’s worth.After Lehman won a 21st straight district title last year by rallying from two sets down to defeat the Lady Irish in five, it was Catholic Central who rallied this time around — outlasting Lehman 24-26, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 15-12 Saturda...

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Mayse earns D-I regional berth

TROTWOOD — Piqua sophomore Andy Mayse came prepared this time at the D-I district cross country meet at the Miami Valley Career Tech Center.Fortunately for Mayse, it didn’t matter.Mayse became the first Piqua boys runner since Cody Owen in 2007 to make it to regionals.Needing a top-16 finish, he finished seventh in D-I A race in 16:58.“I like the course, except like last year when it rains and is nothing but mud,” Mayse said ...

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Lady Cavs, Indians advance on pitch

SIDNEY — Sarah Fuller, Ashley Keller and Kaitrin O’Leary all scored two goals each as the Lehman girls soccer team defeated Botkins 6-0 in D-III sectional action Saturday.Molly Safreed had two assists, while Keller, O’Leary and Moriah Pauley had one each for Lehman, 14-1-2.“It’s nice to get the first game behind you,” Lehman coch Jeremy Lorenzo said abot the tournament opener. “Having the first round bye was nice for training and...

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