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Investigation ongoing in Shawnee fire

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Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — One week after a fire that destroyed the former Piqua Fish & Ice Company building on Ohio Street, investigators are still searching for a cause.Private fire investigators were on the scene Friday using everything from a small track hoe to shovels and brooms to search foot-by-foot, and layer by layer, through the charred remains of the structure.With each shovel of debris, investigators would look for clues, photographing and documenting any potentially suspicious items.


Rockets too much for Cavaliers

Staff ReportsSIDNEY —The artificial turf wasn’t the only thing that was new at Sidney Memorial Stadium Friday night on the opening night of high school football.The new “mercy rule” also made its first appearance after Anna built up a 35-0 lead at the half. The new rule states that if one team holds a lead of 30 or more in the second half, the clock will run continuously.Anna remained unbeaten against Lehman in football...

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A fast start

By Josh BrownSports EditorWEST MILTON – The officials decided to kick off opening night a little early.Miami East was more than ready.The visiting Vikings forced three-and-outs on Milton-Union’s first four possessions and turned each one of them into touchdowns on the other end, starting fast in a game that kicked off with almost two minutes remaining on the pre-game warmups clock and never letting up in a 42-7 victory Friday night at Mi...

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Piqua-Toledo St. John’s Stats

Piqua-Toledo St. JohnsBy The NumbersYARDSTICKTSJPHSFirst Downs 18 23Rushing Yards108 306Passing Yards21897Comp.-Att.-Int 17-23-010-17-0Fumbles-Lost 4-3 2-1Penalties 6-31 5-25Punts-Avg. 2-30.5 4-35.8Score By QuartersToledo St. Johns 7 7 7 0 — 21Piqua 0 7 21 14 — 42Scoring SummaryFirst Quarter1.Toledo St. John...

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Perfect start for Indians

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comPiqua football coach Bill Nees is not big on focusing on individual accomplishments — and even less comfortable talking about himself.But, even Nees had to admit — the events of Friday night couldn’t have worked out much better for his football team and himself.With Piqua’s five former NFL players — Craig Clemons, Matt Finkes, Dave Gallagher, Quinn Pitcock ...

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Gospel family comes to Piqua

PIQUA — Gospel family group The Talleys is coming to Piqua Christian Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The east Tennessee family’s style of progressive southern gospel has kept them at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the “Talley” sound are their arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals.The Talleys’ said their top priority in concert is to lift up Christ in their music while presenting the message with cla...

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Women fare worse than men after heart attack

Women age 55 or younger may fare worse than their male counterparts after having a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Researchers studied records and interviews of 3,501 people (67 percent women) who had heart attacks in the United States and Spain in 2008-12. One year after their heart attack,women were more likely than men to have:• Poorer physical functi...

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Run: It’s the path to a longer life

Want to live longer? Then get out those running shoes and get moving.Running leisurely for only five minutes a day can reduce the risk of premature death and can add about another three years to one’s life, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows. The findings of “Leisure-time running reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk” were reported late last month.The results are just what Toledo cardiologist Mohammed Al...

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

By Julie PaceAP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.While that stance is in keeping with Obama’s long-standing aversion to military entanglements, it comes at a time when the effectiveness of his preferred options is being challenged and there are indications that some i...

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State measures, expectations, and accountability continue to change and rise

During the month of September the Ohio Department of Education will be releasing local district report cards for the 2013-2014 school year. While great public school districts like Piqua City Schools offer so much more than a high quality classroom education for students through a variety of opportunities and experiences, the local district report card communicates the academic performance, based primarily on state test results of our specific school buildings and our district as a whole. Sim...

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Not all fats are bad for you

By Katie MorellAmerican Heart AssociationNot all fats are created equal. While saturated and trans fats are bad for you, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can actually be good for you. How as that possible?“Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are healthy fats because they do not raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) levels,” says Dr. Rachel Johnson, Robert L. Bickford Jr. Green and Gold Professor of Nutrition at the Univers...

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Class of 1951 to meet

PIQUA - The Piqua High School Class of 1951 will meet at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington. No reservations are required. Orders will be placed from the menu. mates and friends are welcome to attend.

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Happy birthday to Blake Matthew Riffle

Blake Matthew RiffleAge: 6Birthdate: Sept. 1, 2008Parents: Josh and Ashley Riffle, of GreenvilleSiblings: Ty and AveryGrandparents: Dale and Mary Jane Karn, of Piqua, Scott and Lindy Riffle, of GreenvilleGreat Grandparents: Dale Riffle, of Greenville

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Happy birthday to Grady Stillwell

Grady StillwellAge: 5Birthdate: Sept. 1, 2009Parents: Mark and Megan Stillwell, of PiquaSiblings: Amber, Knox and PiperGrandparents: Dennis and Cindy Penrod, of Piqua, Mark and Shelley Chapman, of Troy, Pat and Carol Stillwell, of Fla.

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Carrying on the tradition

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerPIQUA — For Brandon Saine, playing football at Piqua High School wasn’t about establishing greatness, but merely about upholding the tradition of greatness that had been set long before he got there.“The foundation was set before I got there,” Saine said. “They had great players and great teams before I got there. For me, it was about carrying on that tradition. Piqua is a blue-collar to...

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It’s time to free Rick Perry

It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy.Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill.That Perry could, in theory, face more...

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Simple ways to better nutrition

CONOVER - The AB Graham Center will be hosting a Senior Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 4. Program begins at 11 a.m., lunch will be served after. Lunch is $6 and is open to everyone. The speaker is Diane Birchfield, a Nutritionist at Premier Health Partners. The program is Simple Ways to Better Nutrition.

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