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Commissioners talk transit, juvenile center

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Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsTROY — The commission meeting on Thursday focused heavily on approvals and discussing future plans for the county.Regan Snider from the transit department shared that the new county vehicles were ordered, with delivery estimates that would be shared later on in the afternoon Thursday. The vehicles are to be arriving in November or December, which she said is a typical timeframe.“There’s no particular lag, although sometimes there is a little bit of a delay,” Snider said.

 

U.S. won’t reveal records on health website security

By Jack GillumAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — After promising not to withhold government information over “speculative or abstract fears,” the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government’s health care website because doing so could “potentially” allow hackers to break in.

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Commission adopts suspended ordinance

PIQUA – Tuesday’s commission meeting agenda began with a second reading ordinance related to the terms of an agreement with the Moving Ohio Forward Grant. These funds are provided by the State Attorney’s office for the demolition of blighted properties.“Half of the expense for demolition of those properties will be added to the tax duplicate,” explained Justin Sommer, economic development director, on the cost of unpaid charges to property owners to be...

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Female inmates sent to Shelby County

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office sent female inmates to serve the rest of their sentences in Shelby County Jail on Thursday due to the downtown facilities overcrowding issues.Jail officials loaded up nine female inmates and their belongings on Thursday afternoon.According to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, it will cost $55 per day, per inmate — $495 a day — to house the females at t...

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Shedding light on gov’t spending

By Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel is on a statewide informal tour to promote State House Bill 175, or Open Ohio, which would put the state checkbook online. This would allow taxpayers to have access to billions of dollars in government spending via a searchable database available on the treasurer&#...

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Piqua’s Got Talent set for Saturday

PIQUA — Tickets are still available for the Piqua’s Got Talent show, set for 7 p.m. this Saturday, at A Learning Place, 201 RM Davis Parkway.The junior division will start the show with Ethan Kister performing “Little Red Riding Hood” on his guitar; Samantha Shaw singing acapella “Someone Like You;” and Kelly Byrne will be singing “At Last.” In addition Peyton Kreitzer, singing “ Nobody Ever Told You;” and a junior finale ...

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Traveling Teacher

On a recent mission trip to Peru, I loved watching the cultural differences unfold as we utilized Peruvian transportation. My teammates and I were schooled in this firsthand as we traveled by plane, train, bus, taxi, and foot.First of all, we American travelers had to remember that timeliness in South America is nothing like timeliness at home. A journey to Peru puts the traveler on, “Peruvian time.” Planes, trains, and buses MIGHT run on time. Or, they might not. Peruv...

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Lady Cavs fall to Tigers

SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team pushed defending state champion Versailles to four sets before losing 25-12, 25-23, 20-25, 25-21.Madeline Smith dished out 28 assists for the Lady Cavaliers, while Olivia Slagle had 13 kills and three blocks and Sidney Chapman added 12 kills.Marianne Hissong had four kills and four blocks and Ava Schmitz had six digs.Lehman will play at Marion Local Tuesday.CROSS COUNTRY...

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Female inmates sent to Shelby County

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office sent female inmates to serve the rest of their sentences in Shelby County Jail on Thursday due to the downtown facilities overcrowding issues.Jail officials loaded up nine female inmates and their belongings on Thursday afternoon.According to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, it will cost $55 per day, per inmate — $495 a day — to house the females at t...

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Franks mark 60 years

SIDNEY — Paul and Arbadella “Arbie” Frank, of rural Sidney, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 28, 2014, with their children and grandchildren.Paul and the former Arbie Bowling were married Aug. 28, 1954, by the Rev. LeRoy Hinkle, in the parsonage of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Quincy.Paul is the son of the late Floyd C. and Rebekah Frank. He has a living sister, Roberta Comer, of St. Paris. Another sister, Dortha June Fra...

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U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

By Josh BoakAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week’s was revised up slightly to 290,000.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 2,000 to 295,750. That continu...

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Battles and struggles

It has been a while since I have placed a column in the paper. Since July 21st, I have been dealing with, processing and grieving the unexpected death of my older brother Kent. He was my only sibling and his loss, so very unexpected, has hit very hard. He was diagnosed on July 14th with a massive tumor in his abdomen, which turned out to be B-cell Lymphoma, and not a week, he was gone. So soon…so young…still so unbelievable.

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Creative Chaos Tattoo Studio LLC ribbon cutting

Press ReleaseProvided photoThe Chamber Ambassadors along with Lorna Swisher, Executive Director of Mainsteet Piqua, conducted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 14, for Creative Chaos Tattoo Studio LLC, located at 529 N. Main Street. Cutting the ribbon is owner Anthony “Tattooman” Dowell along with family and staff.

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Remodeling job is not the model of serenity

Although goodness knows it’s something a sane person would try to forget, the memory of remodeling our house runs through my mind when I am particularly open to nightmares.

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“Machine Guarding” topic of Safety Council meeting

MIAMI COUNTY - Tom Alford, Safety Technical Consultant, Rockwell Automation, addressed the Miami County Safety Council in August about the importance of having a systematic, standards based approach to machine guarding that improves safety, compliance and productivity. He also spoke about the importance of starting with a risk/hazard assessment, using ANSI standards to help with the “HOW”, and the pros and cons of several mitigation approaches and technologies.

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Community Fall Fest slated at Ginghamsburg Church

TIPP CITY - On Saturday, Sept. 6 the Ginghamsburg Church front lawn is set to transform into an evening of fun for the entire community. All ages are welcome, and admission is free for the 2014 Fall Fest featuring giant inflatables, carnival games and rides, food vendors and more. The festivities all conclude with a fireworks show at dark.The fall fest has been held annually at Ginghamsburg for more than a decade. Last year nearly 4,000 guests took part. Due to the overwhelming num...

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Travel to see candy-making, scary plants

PIQUA — Join Leesa Baker and Lynn Marroletti as they travel to Columbus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Anthony-Thomas Chocolates. The trip is available at both member and non-member prices.The first stop will be at the Anthony-Thomas Chocolate factory for a guided tour to see candy-making from start to finish. “Enjoy some tastings of their famous Buckeyes,” said Marroletti, YWCA program director.Lun...

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LDS sponsor family history fairPIQUA — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will sponsor a Family History Fair on Saturday at the church at 475 W. Loy Road. The fair is free and open to the public.Three sessions will be offered, with a choice of two classes per session. Classes include: Beginning Genealogy, Learning How to Use Family Search, Finding Immigrant Ancestors, and DNA Research, among others. Courses are subject to change withou...

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