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Workin’ the night away

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Crews from Barrett Paving put down blacktop along South Main Street in Piqua on August 27, 2014 as the project to resurface Main Street from the Riverside Drive to the south edge of town nears completion.

 

Basketball officiating course set

PIQUA — West Central Ohio Officials Association is once again sponsoring a basketball officiating course at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.Classes are for anyone interested in becoming a licensed basketball official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. This license will allow you to officiate junior high, freshman, and junior varsity basketball as well as recreation and select leagues. Classes begin Oct. 13 at the Upper Valley Career Canter in Room 216 and ...

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Painting, again

When I couldn’t see how much salt I was shaking on a casserole, it was — so to speak — an eye-opener. That slight change could indicate a continuing advancement of the macular degeneration I’ve fought for more than 20 years. I want to believe that episode was just a little bump in the road, nothing to worry about. However, the past few weeks I’ve noticed more difficulty reading, even with my magnifier. When I was first given the diagnosis by a local ophthalmologi...

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NAHA awards honor volunteers, partners

DAYTON —The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.NAHA also awarded its Wick Wright Award to the Dayton Foundation and its PROPS (Partner Recognition of Phenomenal Support) Award to Dayton History.

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Pork, apples, walnuts and more

WEST MANCHESTER – Celebrate autumn every weekend in Preble County starting with the Preble County Pork Festival on September 20-21, 2014, at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton OH.

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Miami-Shelby Ostomy support group to meet

MIAMI COUNTY - The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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....

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City to observe holiday

PIQUA - Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, to allow city employees to observe the Labor Day holiday with their families.Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, Sept. 1.Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday, Sept. 6, for Friday’s pick up.The City urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick ups...

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PROTECT:Schools

Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – Over 150 pair of eyes were glued to three screens at the front of the banquet hall at A Learning Place on Robert M Davis Pkwy., Wednesday, as they watched a black and white surveillance video of what was introduced as the Columbine High School shooting massacre that took place in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999. “Anybody else alive in here?” One of the...

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Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

By John SeewerAssociated PressTOLEDO (AP) — Some residents of a small Canadian island were warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie that earlier this month contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people around Toledo.While Pelee Island’s municipal water system was still safe to use, those who have private wells that draw water from the lake were told Tuesday not to bathe or cook with their water....

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Dayton college becoming leader in drone technology

DAYTON (AP) — A Dayton community college has taken another step toward positioning itself as a national leader in drone technology research.Sinclair Community College officials on Tuesday announced plans for the renovation of an existing downtown Dayton campus building into a $5 million training and certification center for unmanned aerial systems.Despite the region being passed over for an FAA drone testing site last year, Sinclair has moved full speed ahead on th...

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Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

By Amanda Lee MyersAssociated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with arguments brought by attorneys for the Amish, who were convicted two years ago in five attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011. The attacks were in apparent retaliation against Amish w...

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Court: Threat records on Ohio governor not public

By Julie Carr SmythAP Statehouse CorrespondentCOLUMBUS (AP) — The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday.In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund’s arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records ...

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AlumNight Out slated for Sept. 20

SIDNEY - All Lehman Alumni are invited to attend the AlumNight Out: Trivia, DJ & Spirits! Enjoy a casual night out with your guest and former classmates at this all-school reunion. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Wayne Spoltman gym. Cost is $15 per person for pre-sale and $20 per person at the door. Cost includes drinks, snacks and entertainment for the evening. Seeing fellow classmates is priceless. To purchase tickets or to coordinate a class reunion, please con...

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Piqua Open this weekend

Forty one competitors will compete this weekend in “The Piqua City Open” tennis tournament at the Piqua Junior High. The players are split almost even with 22 past competitors trying to stave off the challenge brought by 19 new competitors.Matches will be played in the Men’s Open Singles, Men’s Open Doubles, Women’s Open Singles, Women’s Open Doubles, Mixed Open Doubles as well as Boy’s 12, Boy’s 18, Men’s 50+, Men’s 62+ a...

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See it in lights

Staff ReportsIf things had worked out as planned, Friday night’s season opener with Piqua’s five former NFL players returning to Alexander Stadium/Purk Field would have been made even more special my the new scoreboard and video board.But, sometimes the ability to come up with plan B — and turn it into plan A-plus is an even more important ability.As a result, when the video board arrives in about a month — it will be even better than o...

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Lady Indians spike Pirates

The Piqua volleyball team cruised to a 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 win over West Carrollton Tuesday.Logan Ernst and Tasha Potts had three blocks.Cassidy Sullenberger had 32 assists and five aces.Kailey Byers had 26 digs and Kyla Blankenship 23 digs.Frannie Haney had a 10-point serving run with two aces.Piqua will host Fairmont tonightLady Cavsdrop matchSIDNEY — The Lehman vo...

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Looking to start with ‘bang’

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comPiqua is hoping to kick the high school football season off with a bang at 7 p.m. Friday night.Especially, given who will be watching when the Indians host Toledo St. John’s at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field.Piqua’s five NFL legends — Craig Clemons, Matt Finkes, Dave Gallagher, Quinn Pitcock, Brandon Saine — are being honored at the game and will be in attendance....

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Back to basics

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerPHOENIX — When returning from injured reserve to play for a world championship, the first thing Quinn Pitcock did was go back to the basics.

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