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A new beginning

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Mike UlleryStaff Photographermullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, it is the time of the year to reflect on how we choose to spend the new life given to each of us by God’s son.This is also the time of year that new life, resurrected life, takes place in the form of trees, grass, and all the other living things that surround us in our daily lives.For some, the concept of a new life, a new beginning, takes on a more personal and real meaning.Easter also is a time to reflect that God does indeed have a plan for each and every one of us. Whether we follow His teachings, or not, we are all part of His plan.


Tough day on diamond

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comPiqua baseball coach Jared Askins knew his team needed a nearly flawless effort against Northmont Saturday.What he got was nothing close — and the result was a predictable doubleheader sweep by the T-Bolts by scores of 8-2 and 10-2, snapping Piqua’s four-game winning streak.“You have to play a nearly perfect game to beat Northmont,” Askins said. “You can...

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Getting your home ready to show

Your exterior or curb appeal makes your first lasting impression on the buyers. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Weed and cultivate flower gardens. Add a bit of bright color with seasonal flowers. Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees or branches.Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment. Repair any fences and gates. Give them a fresh coat of paint or stain. Don’t forget to put a fresh coat of paint or stain on your front door, too. You may want to hang an eye catching wreat...

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Doug’s Lawnmowers recognized by Toro

COVINGTON — Doug’s Lawnmowers of Covington has earned the Summit Club Residential award for 2013 from The Toro Company. This annual award is presented to qualifying Toro dealers in recognition of outstanding sales of residential lawn equipment.“This year’s Summit Club Residential award winners represent our best dealers in Toro’s sales and service network across the United States,” said Scott Wozniak, director of sales for Toro’s Residentia...

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Ford pays homage to five decades of the Pony Car

TROY – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.“When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world a...

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage eased to 3.33 percent from 3.38 percent.Mortgage rates have risen about a full percentage point since hitting record lows about a year ago.

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One suspect in shoot out arrested, other remains on the loose

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — A 1997 black Jeep Grand Cherokee crept along the 500 block of Wood Street late Thursday afternoon when suddenly the barrel of a shotgun emerge d from the vehicle’s window and fired a shot at two people walking in the neighborhood.Police have arrested one of the two men they say are responsible and the second remains on the loose with a warrant out for his arrest.Authorities took into cust...

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City leaders show support for Issue 1

Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — At Tuesday’s commission meeting a special resolution was adopted to showcase city leader support for State Issue 1 — renew state capital improvements — that will be on the May 6 ballot.Cynthia Hotlzapple, finance director, was at the helm to discuss the reasons for seeking support not only from commission members but voters — 25 reasons to be exact.&#...

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Police plan meeting with parents

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison is inviting all parents to a special event aimed at informing parents about many of the concerns they have as it relates to their children and their safety at school.On Wednesday, April 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilder Intermediate School, 1120 Nicklin Ave., officials with the police, transportation, and treatment specialists will speak with parents on such topics as active ...

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Enjoy kids zone at Taste of the Arts, May 16

PIQUA — Piqua is gearing up for the fun-filled and arts-filled 20th annual Taste of the Arts extravaganza set for Friday, May 16, on the downtown streets of Piqua. The evening promises to provide some energetic, and exciting entertainment in the Kids Zone venue, featuring the Kuroi Taka Taiko drummers of Mississinawa Valley High School. This group is returning after making a strong impression last year. The drummers consist of 24 high school students that combine choreography and drummi...

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Lostcreek to present scholarship, gospel show

CASSTOWN — The members of the Lostcreek United Church of Christ/Dorothy Kirk Scholarship committee are planning a gospel show and scholarship presentation at Lostcreek UCC on Sunday May 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited.Samantha Skidmore, a Miami East senior, will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship for 2014. Skidmore plans to attend Ohio University a...

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SafeHaven expresses appreciation

SafeHaven is appreciative of so many in the Darke, Miami, and Shelby County communities who attended their 1st Annual “An Evening of Impact” fundraiser on April 5, on the third floor ballroom above Z’s in Piqua. The SafeHaven Board, volunteers, and staff contributed tireless hours and dedication to prepare a fantastic and fun evening of a delicious dinner, over sixty silent auction packages from over one hundred great businesses throughout the extended area, and entertainmen...

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Mainstreet Piqua launches smartphone app

PIQUA — Break out your smartphones — downtown Piqua is about to take a giant step forward in mobile technology with the launch this week of a Mainstreet Piqua mobile app.The app offers residents and visitors information about downtown Piqua’s retail and service businesses along with events being held in the downtown or by Mainstreet Piqua member businesses.

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Couple to celebrate 70th anniversary

Paul and Colleen Carroll of the Village of Del Mar in Lady Lake, The Villages, Fla., formerly of Piqua, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary March 3.They were married March 3, 1944, in Piqua. Mr. Carroll was drafted into the Army soon after and left for Japan. He is now retired from Champion International Paper Co.Mrs. Carroll owned and operated a ceramic shop until retiring.The couple are parents to five children, Bonnie Paulette Dooley of Bellefontaine,...

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Desserts and More planned at Heartland

PIQUA — Heartland of Piqua will host a Desserts and More event at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month. Desserts and More is an educational series highlighting a new topic each month. In support of Medication Safety/Awareness Month, Heartland of Piqua will be having Kay Wise, pharmacist present medication safety at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. The event is open to the public and free. Call 773-9346 for additional information or to RSVP. Heartland of Piqua is located at 275 Kienle Dri...

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Miami County Real Estate Transfers

TROYQuincy Butcher, Stanley Butcher, guardian to Richard Pierce, one lot, $21,000.Charles Cooke Jr., attorney in fact, Ruth Cooke Klase to Tina Rohrer, Deeno Taylor, one lot, $70,000.Jeanette Dieringer, Delane Sloan, attorney in fact to Brian Moser, one lot, $70,000.Sheriff of Miami County Charles Cox Jr., Richard Helscher, Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., a part lot, $0.Doris Long to Debra Long, Doris Long, on...

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Wierinski, Dugan to exchange vows

Lauren Mary Wiercinski and Michael Joseph Dugan announce their engagement.She is the daughter of John and Beth Wiercinski of Springboro. Brian Dugan of Troy and Heidi Kutz of Louisville, Ky. are parents of the bridegroomThe bride-elect is a graduate of Springboro High School. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and Wright State University and earned a bachelor’s degree. She is employed as a nurse with Kettering Medical Center.Her fiancé is a gr...

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Police investigate shot fired near park

Staff reportsPIQUA — Police are investigating a case of a city man who allegedly fired a shotgun into the air Friday afternoon outside of 120 Sherman St., after a dispute. The man fired the gun into air less than 50 feet from High Street Park where several children were playing. Police are investigating.

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