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Fort Rowdy underway in Covington

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Jerry McKenna, from Piqua, OH poses for a portrait in his Native American attire at Fort Rowdy festival.Mike Killian with daughter Justice from Piqua, OH engaging in the pilgrim lifestyle like many others at the Fort Rowdy festival in Covington, OH.“The Turtle” from Miamisburg, OH taking a stroll through Fort Rowdy festivities.



Dear Grandparenting: I am writing you about this problem that keeps cropping up between my wife and daughter-in-law about my grandson. There isn’t any blood on the water yet but there sure are hard feelings just beneath the surface. Their last argument happened because my wife bought a gift for my grandson Peter. It was some kind of electronic game. My daughter-in-law blew up. She has a rule against electronic games. She thinks they rot the brain. My wife bought it because this game had...

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The Amish Cook

BY GLORIA YODERGreetings from the Yoders!We’re enjoying our stay with my husband Daniel’s family in Danville, Ohio. Our 2 1 /2 year-old daughter Julia’s highlight this week was going to her Uncle Tobias and Aunt Fannie’s house. They have a nice pond where we go fishing and boating. Julia gets all excited when Tobias offers to take her fishing. I love watching the delight on her face when she discovers a fish on her line, although she gets worried ...

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Better Balance….Fewer Falls class at YWCA of Piqua

PIQUA — Are you concerned about falling? Want to improve your balance and flexibility? One out of every three people over 65 fall. Join in a four-week class session instructed by Fred Verceles beginning Monday, Sept. 8. Classes will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua..The 45-minute low impact classes include exercises in proper walking techniques, balance exercises, weight shifting, core strengthening and stretching. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and ...

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Making corporate taxes fair and competitive

Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home for tax purposes.

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mySugr app puts some ‘fun’ into managing diabetes

You may remember a little while back I wrote briefly about an app I’m using on my phone called mySugr. It is amazing! So much so that I feel I need to give it more attention.This is an app that was started by a man who was experiencing bad diabetes burnout. He finally started to get things back in order by rewarding himself if he met daily challenges, i.e., a treat if he checked his blood sugar once a day, etc. He teamed up with the co-founder (also type 1 diabetic) and the a...

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Convicted rapist’s rights not violated

Darby Scarberry, an inmate in the North Central Correctional Complex in Marion, Ohio, filed a claim alleging that the Ohio Adult Parole Authority (“OAPA”) violated his constitutional rights by denying his parole application based upon a report that falsely stated that he used a knife in a robbery and raped the victim. While that claim was v...

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Commissioners authorize juvenile programs

Allison C. Gallagheragallagher@civitasmedia.comCommissioners authorize juvenile programs

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Kim honored at Piqua Open

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comFor Bill Adkins and the Piqua Tennis Association, the choice for the annaul “Man of the Year” honoree at the Piqua Open tennis tournament was an easy one.Longtime player and supporter — area dental surgeon Dr. Victor Kim — was honored Monday during the annual event.“I could go on forever about Victor (Kim),” Adkins said. “He has an endless list ...

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Lehman spikers go 1-2

SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team finished fourth at the Lehman Invitational Saturday, going 2-1.“It was real good competition to the whole day,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “It was good to play that kind of competition. Our last match against Norwalk St. Paul is the best match we have played all year, so hopefully we can build on that this week.”Lehman opened with a 25-13, 25-14 win over Hope...

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Ouellette off to great start

ATHENS — Wow, what a way for AJ Ouellette to start his collegiate career - by helping Ohio University overcome four fumbles with huge plays on the ground in the final minutes to set up a game-winning 44-yard field goal in a 17-14 win over Kent State in a game that was televised live on ESPN3.The Bobcats dominated the game statistically, racking up 437 yards of offense to just 295 for Kent State.But four fumbles led to a 14-14 tie as Kent State scored with 3:34 left...

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Cardiovascular risk linked to mental function

Being heart healthy as a young adult may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the Association’s recommended guidelines, scored lower on cognitive function tests in their 40s and 50s. Standardized scores on three cognitive tests were betw...

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Bills would ammend state fire code

TIPP CITY — A statewide campaign with several Tipp City supporters has begun to “#Egress2Safety.” Their goal is to pass legislation that would require a means of egress for any residential rental property two stories or higher.In a residential fire, it is vital to have a means of escape. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the top three contributing factors to fire fatalities are fire pattern (61 percent), followed by egress problems (17 percent...

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Cincinnati TV personality is guest speaker

PIQUA — Cammy Dierking was born and raised in Cincinnati, with her four sisters and two loving, athletic parents. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford with an English/Journalism degree, Dierking was eager to find a job in television. She got her first break when she landed a job as a production assistant at SportsTime Cable Network. From there, she moved to Raleigh, N.C., where she did both sports and news reporting at WPTF-TV. Dierking got her first sports anchor gig at KTV...

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Go Red Goes North 2014

PIQUA — Go Red Goes North is an initiative by the American Heart Association to bring the Go Red movement to the communities north of the I-70/75 corridor. This health and wellness event and luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center in Piqua and is locally sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center, part of Premier Health.

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Free fitness class to be held at mall

PIQUA — A free Dance-A-Size class will be held every Thursday at the Miami Valley Centre Mall between JC Penney and Kay Jewelers, from 10:30-11:30 am. This program was developed and performed by Alberta Scruggs of Nutritional Concerns in Dayton.Scruggs is a certified group fitness instructor through ACE and an older fitness instructor though the American Institute of Fitness Educators. She also is a registered and licensed dietician. When it’s hot/cold outside, the mall...

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Piqua woman saves husband with CPR

PIQUA — At the age of 54, and with no previous symptoms, Steve Hager of Piqua collapsed suddenly while shoveling snow last February.“He fell over and had a heart attack,” his wife, Joan, said. “We had both shoveled snow earlier in the day and he decided to go back out and get the snow blower to clear it again.”Steve came into his parents’ home and fell over with little warning. His preexisting conditions including high blood pressure a...

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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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