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BOE discusses five-year forecast

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PIQUA – Piqua City Schools held a Board of Education meeting Thursday afternoon discussing various topics such as their five-year forecast, enrollment rates, school constructions updates, and more.Jeremie Hittle, treasurer, gave the five-year forecast and all that it entails. “Stagnation of local budgeting, state of Ohio biannual budget, and improving academics are three different areas that are going to put pressure on the five-year forecast moving forward,” Hittle stated.

 

Scarff Road homicide victim identified

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim found dead in the yard of his home on Scarff Road, near New Carlisle on Thursday.The Miami County Sheriff’s Office press release identified the victim as 31-year-old Joseph R. Graley III.Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said the scene of the incident is still being process as of Friday.

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Police reports

Information provided by Miami County Sheriff’s Office.Oct. 15VEHICLE BREAK-IN: Two residents in the 2300 block of Black Oak Drive, Troy, reported their vehicle being broke into.One resident stated her wallet was missing as well as a set of Beats headphones. The other resident had no missing items but the glove box was also open and articles disturbed.BRANDT BIKE PARTS STOLEN: The owner of a motorcycle reported theft of property in the 8500 block...

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Representative Richard Adams addressed Miami County’s chambers of commerce as the county’s legislative agent for the final time Friday.Tipp City, Piqua and Troy’s chamber of commerce hosted its annual “State of the State” luncheon at the Concord Room in Troy with Senator Bill Beagle and Adams giving their legislative updates to their constituents.Adams will retire fr...

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Piqua Rotary celebrates 100th year

PIQUA – The Piqua Rotary club celebrated their 100th year Thursday evening on Oct. 23 with their event “A Century of Service, an Evening of Inspiration and Laughter.”State Representative Richard Adams and State Senator Bill Beagle of the 80th House District were attendance and each spoke briefly at the event. “Clubs like yours are the glue to our community,” Beagle said, praising the group.“No doubt Rotary is one of the outstanding clu...

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Moving or Improving

People often move for job or educational opportunities, to follow family, or any number of other motivations. But what if you’re simply too “cramped” in your present home? You face a dilemma: move, or just improve?First consider how long you might stay where you are. It doesn’t make much sense to pour money into improvements if you’re planning to sell any time soon. Potential buyers may not agree with your choice of improvements, and with all the turmo...

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Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body featured in Autobody News

PIQUA – Local auto body shop Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body of Piqua was featured in the Autobody News October 2014 issue.“We look at it as a thrill and an accomplishment, especially coming from a small town,” Mike Lumpkin of Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body said about the experience. “We consider ourselves to be a leader in the technology industry on our end.”Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body is family-owned, and Mike Lumpkin took over the busin...

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Free ham and bean soup dinnerPIQUA — Calvary Baptist Church, will host a free, open-to-the-public ham and bean soup dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday at church, located at 726 Wilson Ave., Piqua. The meal also will include cornbread and choice of beverages. An open-mic music service will follow dinner.Sweaters for Veterans starts Nov. 3

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Kiwanis youth clubs to collect for UNICEF

PIQUA — Piqua High School Key Club and Piqua Junior High Builders Club will continue their support of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. during Trick-or-Treat night in Piqua. Sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club of Piqua, the youth groups will be carrying orange UNICEF boxes to collect money to aid those less fortunate throughout the world.

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Stockings for Soldiers kicks off Saturday

PIQUA — At a time of year when most people are just beginning to think about stuffing turkeys, two local businesses are already thinking about stuffing Christmas stockings.The stockings in question are for the 156 members of the U.S. Army 304th Battalion Engineering Company from Lima currently deployed overseas and in need of some holiday cheer. Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home and Gover Harley-Davidson, both of Piqua, will be providing that yuletide joy, with the help of members ...

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Four to face off in state BOE race

MIAMI COUNTY — The race for seats on the Ohio Board of Education in District 3 will see appointed incumbent A.J. Wagner, a Dayton Democrat, facing Republicans Charlotte McGuire of Centerville and Mary Pritchard of West Chester, and Democrat Sarah L. “Sally” Roberts of Vandalia.A former Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge and 2013 candidate for Dayton mayor, Wagner assumed the 3rd District seat on Aug. 4, replacing Jeffery J. Mims, Jr., who resigned to becom...

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CBC recognizes Bradford Schools

By Heather CananFor the Daily CallBRADFORD — The Bradford Board of Education held it’s monthly meeting Monday. The meeting started with Dana Puterbaugh from the Community Blood Center. She presented the school a certificate and a grant for their great partnership with the blood center. The school holds six blood drives over the course of a year. Bradford was chosen for a $1,000 CBC grant for their 144 percent participation.Nathan Paulus handed out ...

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Passing levy is ‘logical and smart’

To the Editor:When the citizens voted on the tax increase a couple of years ago for the police and fire departments, the message was unclear as to how the additional funds would be utilized and I believe this is why it failed.This time around, the message and need is clear. We need the five extra policemen, and the six firemen we would otherwise lose. I have seen some of Piqua’s crime stats and I am concerned for our neighborhood safety. I noticed that Troy recentl...

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Passage of levy essential for city’s safety

By Robert BloomState level politicians like to brag about the improvement in the state of Ohio’s budget. What they fail to mention is the improvement was made on the backs of local governments like the city of Piqua. By eliminating the inheritance tax and local government funds that historically were returned to local governments the governor and state legislature took away a large portion of our general fund revenues. The general fund provides a majority of the funding for s...

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Homicide investigation update

Press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONMiami County deputies responded to 4415 Scarff Road in Bethel Twp. on 10/22/14 on the report of a missing person. The person being reported missing was Joseph R. Graley III (DOB: 4/16/83) who was the lone resident of the 4415 Scarff Road residence.

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Miami Valley Career Center students hold Future Farmers of America animal display.Sam Wildow | Daily CallMiami Valley Career Center students hold Future Farmers of America animal display.Sam Wildow | Daily CallMiami Valley Career Center students hold Future Farmers of America animal display.Sam Wildow | Daily Call

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Bilingual teacher joins PHS staff

By Tori NixStaff WriterCarolyn Crowner is the new Spanish teacher at Piqua High School. This is her fourth year teaching. Besides teaching at Piqua, Crowner has taught at Eastern Local High School, Ohio University, Upward Bound, as well as two language institutes in Ecuador and Mexico.Crowner’s inspiration to teach came from her first college Spanish instructor, Kit Brown, as well as many of her high school teachers and college professors from OU. “...

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