NEWS


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House fire displaces family
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Blue Angels thrill crowd
Church struck by arsonist weathers storm

Church struck by arsonist weathers storm

SIDNEY — Greenview United Church of Christ has weathered a storm which has lasted 10 months. And it all started on the day of the eclipse, Aug. ...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Edison to host ‘African Americans in Piqua’

Edison to host ‘African Americans in Piqua’

PIQUA — Piqua author and historian Larry Hamilton and Piqua City Commissioner Kris Lee will be at Edison State Community College on Wednesday, J...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Woman sentenced for child firing shotgun

Woman sentenced for child firing shotgun

MIAMI COUNTY — A local woman was sentenced to probation this week in connection with an incident involving a young child reportedly firing a sho...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Cookie baking contest to be held

PIQUA — Calling all cookie bakers! The Piqua Community Farmers Market is hosting its annual chocolate chip cookie baking contest on Thursday, Ju...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Former firefighter indicted for alleged rape

Former firefighter indicted for alleged rape

MIAMI COUNTY — On Friday morning, former Troy Fire Department firefighter Jeff Covault, 48, of Troy, and co-defendant Thomas Perkins Jr., 54, of...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Legislation passed to honor local Marine

Legislation passed to honor local Marine

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Stephen Huffman (R-Tipp City) today announced that the Ohio House has passed omnibus legislation that makes several day de...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


SPORTS


1:27 pm |    
Golf Roundup
Christmas in July at Stillwater Valley Golf Club; Covington holds youth, junior high volleyball camps; Edison State holding 3-on-3 tournament

Christmas in July at Stillwater Valley Golf Club; Covington holds youth, junior high volleyball camps; Edison State holding 3-on-3 tournament

WEBSTER — The annual Christmas in July golf outing honoring the memory of Staci Jo Blythe will be held July 21 at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Al...

June 17th, 2018 updated: June 17th, 2018. |  


Frantz takes ninth at USATF Junior Nationals

Frantz takes ninth at USATF Junior Nationals

Staff ReportsBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Former state champion and University of Akron freshman Jenna Frantz (Versailles)finished ninth at the USA Track...

June 15th, 2018 updated: June 17th, 2018. |  


Piqua Post 184 rally stuns Sidney Post 217

Piqua Post 184 rally stuns Sidney Post 217

By Rob Kiserrkiser@dailycall.comSIDNEY — The game is never over — until it is over.And the Piqua Post 184-Sidney Post 217 American Legion ...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Mikolajewski continues to shine on soccer pitch

Mikolajewski continues to shine on soccer pitch

Staff ReportsPiqua youth soccer Standout Kamryn Mikolajewski was recently selected to the Ohio South Olympic Development Program state team.The daught...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Piqua football holds annual Lift-A-Thon

Piqua football holds annual Lift-A-Thon

The Piqua football team held its annual Lift-A-Thon recently.See photo for winners.They would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that he...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Edison State to hold Car Show July 14

The Edison State softball team will be holding its first Car Show fundraiser, which will be an annual event, July 14.Registration is from 10 a.m. to n...

June 13th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


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VBS plannedCONOVER — Lena Baptist Church, located at 8050 Church St. in Conover, is holding Vacation Bible School for preschool-aged children th...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Camping and kebabs

Camping and kebabs

We’re actually settled into our new home, and yes, we love it! Okay, I can’t say that I don’t have some things that need to be organ...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Happy birthday to Kaitlyn Cox

Happy birthday to Kaitlyn Cox

Kaitlyn CoxBirthdate: June 20, 2014Age: 4Parents: Nick and Michelle CoxSiblings: Brendon, Ethan and MadalynGrandparents: Ed and Cindy Mikolajewski and...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Robinsons to celebrate 65 years

Robinsons to celebrate 65 years

PIQUA — Lincoln and Shirley Robinson of Piqua, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 27. They were married June 27, 1...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Ditmers celebrate 40th anniversary

Ditmers celebrate 40th anniversary

PIQUA — Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ditmer of Piqua recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with family in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where they renewed ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Area native chases Hollywood dreams

Area native chases Hollywood dreams

LONG BEACH, California — A Miami County native took a risk 10 years ago to move out to California, where he now is pursuing his dream of acting ...

June 17th, 2018 |  


OPINION


1:05 pm |    
CALLING AROUND COVINGTON
A better farm bill for Ohioans

A better farm bill for Ohioans

The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they come out of conversations with Ohioans.That was on display last week as Republicans and...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


Is confirmation bias confirmed by us?

Is confirmation bias confirmed by us?

A few of us are considering the issue of confirmation bias and asking ourselves if we engage in the process. If we engage in this process, we are look...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Immigration and our moral compass

Immigration and our moral compass

Typically, it is more customary for me to write about the importance of a faith-based, liberal arts education and its impact on making a difference in...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Christian witness and animals

Every day, each of us makes a choice as to whether we will support cruelty to God’s creatures or take a stand against it — by what we eat,...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Puppy love — at first sight

Puppy love — at first sight

I’ve envisioned myself doing many things throughout the course of my life, including, but not limited to: astronaut, professional wrestler, hors...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Congress needs to do its part on immigration

To the Editor:To Jim Jordan, Warren Davidson, Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown — DO YOUR JOB.Congress is one of three branches of our government that ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Vendors licensed

SIDNEY — The following vendors’ licenses were awarded in Shelby County, June 15.• John Howison, doing business as Mosquito Creek For...

June 15th, 2018 |  


SRM purchases Piqua Concrete

SRM purchases Piqua Concrete

PIQUA — SRM Concrete, also known as Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, recently acquired Piqua Concrete.This marks the third buyout of an Ohio-based com...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Mutual Federal to open downtown branch

PIQUA — Mutual Federal, a division of First Bank Richmond, has announced the acquisition of an additional branch office location in downtown Piq...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Local business earns international aerospace certification

TROY — KSM Metal Fabrication, a local aerospace supplier, has received an international quality certification.KSM Metal Fabrication (KSM) recent...

June 2nd, 2018 |  


Premier launches blood management program

DAYTON — Blood transfusions save lives, but such procedures are not without risk.What’s more, national studies suggest that as many as hal...

May 26th, 2018 |  


Honduran coffee farmer to visit

MIAMI COUNTY — Winans Chocolates+Coffees in Miami County will host one of their Honduran coffee farmer/producers, Roberto Salazar Reyes on Tuesd...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


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