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Highway dedication to honor Sgt. Robert Elliott

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Sgt. Robert Elliott served Miami County and gave the ultimate sacrifice and this month a stretch of highway will be dedicated to his memory.State Route 41, from Covington to Troy, will be dedicated in honor of Miami County Sheriff Sgt. Robert Elliott at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the First Lutheran Church, located at 2899 State Route 41, Troy.


Piqua hoop team struggles in 1993

“The Indians opening game of the 1932-33 season resulted in a win over the fast Covington five thru the splendid passing attack on the part of the home team The two teams were evenly matched and the game was very close throughout its entirety, but the Piquads came through for their first win of the season, 36 to 32. Piqua High’s second game proved to be disastrous for her when the team could not stop the offense of the Steele Lions during the last period of play. This game was pla...

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Tee times for Echo Hills club championship

Tee times for the first round of the Echo Hills Club Championship Saturday are as follows:First Flight7:36: Dave Westfall, JD Denson7:44: Michael Simmons, Rob KiserSeniors7:52: Don Polhamus, Steve Hamant, Marty Jackson8:00: Mike Bosse, Mike Butsch, Gary HuffChampionship Flight8:08:...

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Burfict emerges as heart of Bengals defense

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.Cincinnati thinks so much of its Pro Bowl linebacker that it’s molding one of the league’s best defenses around him in only his third season. And coach Marvin Lewis, who has craved a leader in the style of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, thinks he has one in the making.“I thought Vontaze had those qualities reall...

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QB battle on in Cleveland

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected....

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Showing signs of recovery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British O...

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By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Two firefighters/paramedics who not only have a deep passion for the fire department they serve, but also for the community they care for received promotions this week.Piqua Fire Chief Mike Rindler promoted Chad Kennedy to the rank of assistant fire chief and Lee Adams to fire captain recently and both men will take over in their new positions in the third week of August.Kennedy was hired Aug. ...

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Traveling Teacher

By Holly McElweeWhen I first went to Peru in 2010, I assumed it would be my one and only trip to this beautiful South American country. Now here I am in 2014, after completing my third trip to this gem of the southern hemisphere. What a privilege it was for my husband, Dan, and I to serve as leaders of a 16-person mission team from Grace Baptist Church in Troy.

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Roth to be guest speaker at Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society meeting

PIQUA - The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will feature guest speaker Jim Roth, Superintendent of Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19.Superintendent since 2007, Roth takes an active interest in the stories behind the graves of Forest Hill Cemetery and has researched and written many articles. Through his position as superintendent , he is often called upon for assistance and guidance with family history, genealogy and general research questions pertain...

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Milton-Union collaboration gets $2 mil in state funds

WEST MILTON — Milton-Union Village Exempted Village School District is part of a brand-new Reading Expands All Children’s Horizons (R.E.A.C.H.) initiative that just received $2.1 million in state funding. The funding was approved on Monday, July 28, by the State Controlling Board at the request of Ohio Department of Education. It released grant monies that were previously appropriated by the legislature as part of the Straight A Fund. The Straight A Fund was created through the 20...

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New director leads Lehman band

SIDNEY — Following the June retirement of Lehman Catholic High School’s long-time music teacher, the band finds itself this summer marching to the tune of a different — director.Betsy Moorman, of Versailles, has taken up the baton and has been putting the band through its paces at band camp this week at the school.“We practice as we’re going to perform. Would you want to show that? Ask yourself that,” she called from her perch on the p...

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Cyclists roll through Piqua en route to Notre Dame

By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — They arrived at Roadside Park in staggered groups, as if participating in the Midwestern version of the Tour de France.Having embarked early Wednesday from the University of Dayton on a four-day journey to the University of Notre Dame, nearly 40 bicyclists made a pit stop at the Piqua park on State Route 66 to rest and replenish their strength with locally prepared snacks and beverages.The ...

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Dear Grandparenting: We have three grown daughters. Two are married and the third might as well be. I have never made a secret about how I would like to have grandchildren while I am still young enough to spoil and enjoy them. My sisters all have their grandchildren. I have nothing. I have told my daughters that a grandchild would make me the happiest person in the world. What do I get? Nothing. I can’t pinpoint the reason why my daughters have not cooperated. I could write a book on th...

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Hoping to never have to go through IT again

Even though patients leave doctors’ offices fully informed regarding same-day-surgery procedures, a trip through the Pre-Admission Testing Department is often advisable. Patients can become so saturated with new information that they’re unable to absorb it all. Poorly prepared, they can cause delays in schedules that are expensive as well as annoying to all involved. It happens to patients of all ages but I recall one sweet old man who thought he was doing everything right. Expect...

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Miami-Shelby Ostomy support group to meet

TROY - The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Conference Room A in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy.The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July.Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Refreshments will be provided.For...

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Speedway expansion to bring approx. 350 new jobs to region

SPRINGFIELD – Speedway LLC (Speedway) has just announced plans for an expansion that will bring roughly 350 new jobs to Clark County. The company, headquartered in Enon, Ohio, plans to purchase a 55,572 sq. ft. office building in Springfield’s NextEdge Applied Research and Technology Park to house the expanded operations. Speedway also plans to make additional investments at its Enon headquarters, bringing the total investment for the three-year expansion plan to $9.1 million.

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Menz publishes book of prayers

SIDNEY — The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Menz, of Sidney, has published his fifth book, “Divine Entreaty: Prayers for Public and Diverse Setting.”Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, recently announced the release of the new title. It is available in paperback, hard-cover and as an ebook through Balboa Press, retail bookstores and online retailers.Menz, who recently retired as director of the Shelby County Chaplaincy Board, is also a ...

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Public Defender Commission meeting slated

MIAMI COUNTY - The members of the Public Defender Commission will be meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the office of the PUblic Defender, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

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