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Ruth Hahn: A legacy of hope

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Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — The community has lost a legacy as Ruth Hahn, 88, co-founder of the Hahn-Hufford Center of Hope on Garbry Road passed away Saturday while visiting family in Florida. Her story one of hope, hugs, and tenacity that culminated in the development of the Center over 40 years ago with good friend Gloria Hufford. The two having shared an ambition unlike any other as they sought help and answers for not only their children, but others like them.

 

Piqua man receives maximum sentence in 2010 child endangering case

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man who was convicted by a jury of causing severe injuries to a young child in 2010 faced a common pleas court judge at his sentencing hearing Monday and received the maximum penalty.It took a jury 75 minutes last month to return a guilty verdict against Adam L. Jones, 35, for child endangering, a second-degree felony, following the man’s two-day trial and on Monday he received eight years be...

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Piqua voters asked to consider district’s ‘good stewardship’ May 6

By Susan HartleyGroup Content ManagerPIQUA – Piqua City School administrators are hoping that keeping their promise to the community to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars will mean a win come May 6.Piqua voters are being asked to approve a renewal of the district’s 1.8 mill, five year permanent improvement levy, which will generate $692,986 annually in property taxes. The levy was originally passed in 1994, and expires Dec. 31 of this year. The 1...

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Louise Rowe and family recently gathered for a five generation photo. Pictured above are great-great-grandmother Louise of Piqua holding Annabelle Elizabeth Rowe of Muncie, Ind., great-grandfather Marvin Rowe of Mt. Sterling, Ky., grandfather Marvin Rowe Jr. of Bellbrook, father Joshua Rowe of Muncie, Ind. and daughter (standing) Emily Addison Rowe of Muncie, Ind.

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Hazel L. Gayski will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday at Garbry Ridge. She was born April 26, 1917, the daughter of Albert and Carrie Schulz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Gayski and daughter, Sara Christine Gayski Reynolds. Her son-in-law, Robert Reynolds resides in Port Clinton. She is a life long member of St. Paul’s.A reception in her honor will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Garbry Ridge. Cards also may be sent to Hazel at 1567 Garbry Road, Ro...

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Amish Cook

THE AMISH COOKBY LOVINA EICHERIt is turning out to be a nice, sunny day. The temperature is almost 40. We awoke one morning this week with the ground all covered with snow. It stayed cold for a few days with the temperature going down to 22 one night.My husband Joe and the boys planted 30-40 pounds of potatoes on Saturday. Joe tilled all the gardens but I haven’t had a chance to plant anything. I would like to plant peas, radishes, lettuce, and onions. A...

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Grandparenting

GRANDPARENTINGBY TOM AND DEE AND COUSIN KEYDear Grandparenting: I like to stay active. I have always been a swimmer and picked up the habit of manual labor growing up on a farm. God has been good. I am going on 75 and people say I look 60! I am the grandmother of seven. I live near a city with a professional basketball team. My girlfriend mentioned she heard saw the team was having tryouts for senior dancers to entertain the fans. I applied and was accepted. We get out t...

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A vote ‘for’ levy is logical choice

To the Editor:It will be a logical and good decision to vote for the renewal of a small permanent improvement levy for Piqua City Schools when we see it on our ballot on May 6. We certainly intend to support it, and we would urge you to do the same. Why such a good decision? Consider the following:• It is a renewal levy. That means absolutely no increase in property taxes.• Money from this permanent improvement levy will not be used for salaries no...

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French: elect ‘best qualified candidate’

To the Editor:The position of Court of Common Pleas Judge is very important to maintain law, order and the social fabric of a community.Such a judge should be a person of high intelligence, wide legal experience, maturity, good judgment, excellent training and qualifications, experience in a variety of communities, and be as independent as possible from “power structures” or political parties.In the Republican Primary in Miami County, two candidate...

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The skinny on holiday dieting

I love Easter. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. It’s just the weeks after the holidays that are a problem.There is one thing that all these events have in common. Food. Lots of food. Since I try to be as polite as possible, I would never dream of offending anyone by not eating all the great food people spend so much time making for h...

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Unraveling the mystery of the Common Core

In recent weeks, the public debate about the Common Core has reached a crescendo. Unfortunately, much of the discussion has occurred in the political arena where intelligent discourse takes a back seat to political rhetoric. As a result, people with an interest in learning more about what it all means must try to wade through the chaff. I hope I can provide some clarity to the issue.Let’s begin by addressing some of the political propaganda that has been inserted into the deb...

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YWCA to host evening dessert event

PIQUA — Kitty Lensman, executive producer of the PBS program “Our Ohio,” will be the featured speaker at the YWCA evening dessert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The event, sponsored by the YWCA membership committee, is open to the public. YWCA membership is not required.Lensman’s presentation will feature a behind the scenes look at the program and some of the fun things that have happened to her while filming.“I have been in every corner of t...

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Operator of defunct animal rescue ranch takes case to trial

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Tipp City woman who had more than 100 animals seized from her Tipp City animal rescue last year by humane society officials started her jury trial for animal cruelty in municipal court on Monday and additional testimony was also given Tuesday.Shula Woodworth, 46, operated the now defunct Serenity Animal Rescue, 5275 State Route 201, and was charged with five counts of cruelty to animals after officials w...

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PIQUA — Learn about safety initiatives focused on protecting children from 7-8:30 p.m., today at Wilder Intermediate School, 1120 Nicklin Ave.Initiatives include:Safe Routes to SchoolSRTS programs use a variety of strategies that help make routes safer for children to walk and bicycle to school and to encourage children to walk and bike more. Kate Moening, the Ohio advocacy organizer for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, wi...

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Women of Excellence nominations being accepted

PIQUA — The deadline for nominations for the 18th annual YWCA Women of Excellence and Young Woman of Tomorrow Awards is Thursday, May 15, at 5 p.m. or postmarked on May 15. Nomination forms are available at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., by phone at (937) 773-6626, or by e-mailing Leesa Baker at lbaker@ywcapiqua.com.The awards, established by ...

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PHS Key Club to host quarter auction

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Key Club will be hosting a quarter auction on Thursday, April 24, in the Piqua High School Commons. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the auction set to begin at 7 p.m.There will be more than 20 vendors displaying and selling cash and carry items throughout the evening, as well as baskets and gift cards donated by area merchants and family members for the auction.“This will be a great evening for those attending, with lots of opportunit...

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Busted burglar to spend six years in prison for Piqua crimes

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man convicted of playing a part in a spate of residential burglaries in Piqua’s southwest side in March — the same neighborhood where felon lived — will spend the next six years in prison, a common please judge ordered Monday.Andrew L. Caughey, 27, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony, at a court hearing last week and he faced a maximum sentence of eight years in pri...

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Piqua falls to Butler

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comTwo things have to happen for the Piqua baseball team to be successful — score more than two runs and play defense.Neither one of those is happening right now — and as a result the Indians dropped their third straight game Monday night at Hardman Field — losing 5-1 to Vandalia-Butler.The Aviators improved to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in the GWOC North, while Piqua dropped to...

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