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Riverfront project funding stalled again

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Troy City Council once again did not vote to pass the first initial funding of the proposed $10 million Riverfront Development project on Monday.A motion to suspend the rules to push the $1.9 million Riverfront Development reappropriation ordinance through failed again on Monday. Council members Bobby Phillips, Robin Oda and Al Clark voted not to suspend the rules.The ordinance will go to its third reading at the next council meeting on Sept. 2.


Piqua boys blanked by Springboro

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comDanny Henry knew his first game as Piqua boys soccer coach was not going to be an easy one.And to the Indians credit, they managed to keep a talented Springboro team off the board in the first 40 minutes — led by some amazing saves by senior Grady Stewart.But, the second half was a different story — Springboro scored four goals before the game was stopped by lightning with j...

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DreamChasers 5K in September

The third annual Dream Chasers 5k Run/Walk in memory of Paul “Skip” Jackson will be held Sept. 1 at Fountain Park in Piqua, OH. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.Jackson passed away due to a brain aneurysm. He was a pillar of the Piqua community, friend to many, and a wonderful husband and father who is and forever will be greatly missed!He was a firm believer in education and wanted as many young adults to have acce...

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Piqu spikers, booters win

The Piqua volleyball team opened the season with a 25-5, 25-18, 25-7 win over Milton-Union Monday.Tasha Potts had seven kills and Michaela Bell added two blocks.Logan Ernst served six aces and Kailey Byers led the defense with 12 digs.The Piqua JVs won 25-4, 25-6.Piqua travels to Springboro Thursday.Lady Indiansblank ChieftainsBELLEFONTAINE — The Piqua girls soccer team opened ...

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Bengals Hunt emerging on line

CINCINNATI (AP) — When defensive end Margus Hunt lined up during training camp as a rookie, his new Cincinnati Bengals teammates couldn’t help but think of a movie character.He repeatedly got compared to Ivan Drago from “Rocky IV.” As a crew for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series filmed one practice, teammate Geno Atkins mentioned that the 6-foot-8, 290-pound lineman has a physique like that of the Russian boxer.“Everyone keeps tal...

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Bad Johnny

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there’s not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.If the choice is based on maturity, the hot-shot rookie’s obscene gesture lost him some ground to the nondescript sixth-year veteran.Manziel raised his middle finger toward the opponents’ bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter of Monday night’s 24-...

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Devastating blow for OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw.“My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Mille...

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McMaken honored with Mulder award

By Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – In the first of its kind, Jim McMaken, Miami County YMCA General Executive, was honored with the “Jan Mulder Citizenship Award” for the second time at Tuesday’s commission meeting.The first time was for saving the life of Sandra Getzendiner in 2011 when she was attacked by two Pit Bulls at the North Main Street bridge while riding her bike. Th...

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Crane overturns onto truck at Troy Jr High

A crane, belonging to a roofing company, overturned at the rear of Troy Junior High School around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident although the crane fell directly onto a large truck that was sitting next to it and the building. Troy Fire Department along with Troy Police responded to the scene. It appears that no damage occurred to the building. School begins tomorrow for Troy students.

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Lock dedication set for Thursday

LOCKINGTON — After years of planning and more than a year’s worth of labor, the Ohio History Connection will unveil the restored Lock 1 of Lockington Locks during a rededication ceremony Thursday at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Museum Trail and Cross Trail roads in Lockington.Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of Ohio History Connection; Glenda S. Greenwood, president of the Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees; Randy Chevalley, deputy director of District 7, ...

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60 attend Dorothy Love reunion

SIDNEY— They are former vegetable scrubbers and administrators, maintenance workers and nurses, housekeepers and marketing staff.All of them, at one time or another, worked at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. And more than 60 of them gathered Monday for their first-ever reunion. The luncheon at the American Legion Hall in Sidney was organized by Jo Ann Covelli, Aunilee Moore and Blanche Puckett, all of Sidney.“Aunilee and I had talked about it for a cou...

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Heroin subject of sermon

SIDNEY — The Rev. Phil Chilcote, senior pastor of the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, will talk with a recovering heroin addict in lieu of a sermon during the church’s 10:15 a.m. service Sunday.“A Christian Response to the Heroin Epidemic” will focus on the addict’s personal struggles with painful emotional challenges, her seeking ways to cover up that pain, the history and path of her addiction to heroin, the challenges now after being cl...

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Couple set August date

FORT LORAMIE — Megan Marie Fullenkamp and Joshua Alan Hilgefort, both of Fort Loramie, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 30, 2014, in St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tony and Vicki Fullenkamp, of Fort Loramie. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2009 and from Kettering College in 2014, with a registered nursing degree. She is employed by Upper Valley Medical Center as a registered nurse.

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Commission to present Mulder Award

Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – Tuesday’s commission meeting will begin with a special presentation of the Jan Mulder Award to Jim McMaken, who saved the life of Piqua resident Kevin Pryfogle in April.See Wednesday’s Daily Call for more on this inspiring story.

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Calling Around Covington

Well, it’s getting to that time of year when summer starts flying by. Can anyone believe it’s almost fall already, and the start of the school year is upon us? When I was a kid, this was such a depressing time of the year. My brothers and I would have just finished up showing lambs at the Miami County Fair. All our work of the spring and summer culminates in selling your animal to the highest bidder. Once your 4-H project goes on the trailer to the slaughterhouse, the fun of the f...

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Kiwanis host luncheon for new Piqua teachers

Provided photoPictured are the Piqua Junior High and Piqua High School staff — front row, left to right: David Larson, Amy Group, Brandy Bidlack, Steve Stamper, Carolyn Crowner, Liana Webster, Amy Meyer; back row, left to right: Georgia Willson, Brian Gillespie, Kevin Grieshop, Joshua Smith, Robert Messick, Jaelyn Saulmon.Provided photo

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Rock Island Plow Company Bluegrass Group to perform at library

PIQUA - The Friends of the Piqua Public Library are happy to host the Rock Island Plow Company at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at the library, as part of its Library Lounge Series. This is the second appearance at the library by this popular bluegrass band. Last year’s show was so popular it was standing room only!The Rock Island Plow Company performs bluegrass music with respect for tradition while embracing the future, and is proud to be a part of the revitalization of bluegr...

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