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Prank call necessitates police response

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Deputy Chief Tom Christy, along with another Piqua police officer keep an eye on the front door of a residence on Camero Court following a call to Miami County 911 around 1 p.m. on Tuesday indicating that a subject inside the residence had harmed someone. It was determined that the call was a prank and officers stood down after approximately 30 minutes. Piqua police are investigating the incident.

 

Miami County drug take back set for Sept. 27

TROY — On Saturday, Sept 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Miami County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a drop-off event where residents can bring unwanted pill medications for disposal to Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department at 2200 North County Road, Troy. This drop-off gives the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no quest...

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Scholarships available for leadership series

PIQUA — Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) is currently accepting applications for scholarships to participate in the 12th annual series. The Academy consists of five day-long workshops that begin Jan. 21 and conclude May 20.Based on the book, “The Board Member’s Guide,” course topics include the fundamental practices of board recruitment, planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings and community awa...

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Covington BOE hears first of year updates

The principals of the three schools in Covington shared their updates with the board of education during the board’s meeting on Sept. 18.Elementary school principal Rick Fry shared that the elementary students had received and taken of some opportunities to read and move.“On Sept. 16 we had our national reading workshop, which the kids had a lot of fun with,” Fry said. “Our PTO sponsored a walkathon at the track and we had a pretty good turnout.&#...

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Leah Marie ZimmermanBirthdate: Sept. 23, 2005Age: 9Parents: Bill and Tricia Zimmerman of SidneySiblings: Zoe and AudreyGrandparents: Bill and Deb Zimmerman of Sidney, Jim and Connie Stammen of Piqua

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United we stand: A hard lesson

The results are in and the United Kingdom, as it is currently constituted, will remain the same, including Scotland. After a nearly two-year campaign, over 85 percent of registered Scottish voters approved by a 55 percent-to-45 percent margin to remain under the realm of Queen Elizabeth II.If the results had been different, the story would have taken a different feel. It would have been one of the few times a country has separated without being accompanied by armed conflict. In add...

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Adams named Legislator of the Year

COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently was awarded the “Legislator of the Year Award” by the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). The award is presented to a member of the Ohio Legislature who has gone above and beyond in ensuring legislation is well thought out and workable for all involved in the mortgage banking field.

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German Band, Ft. Loramie celebrate shared heritage

By Tom StephensFor Civitas MediaFT. LORAMIE — What started as a simple suggestion 30 years ago has turned into a wonderful tradition for the residents of this west central Ohio village.When Henry Albietz — known to one and all as Father Hank — was ordained as a priest, he twice honored the receipt of his holy orders, conducting his first mass in Ohio in 1974, which was quickly followed by a second mass in father’s hometown of Geisslinge...

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DAI seeks Oktoberfest volunteers

DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute’s annual Oktoberfest is just around the corner — Sept. 26-28 — and the museum needs your help. Oktoberfest is DAI’s largest annual fundraiser and it takes the efforts of nearly 2,000 volunteers to assist with the massive task of putting on the festival.A variety of volunteer opportunities are still available. Those interested in helping out may volunteer as an individual, couple or group, for one or multiple shifts. Vo...

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Hands that give hope

Provided photoRepresentatives from The Knights of Columbus visited the Rehabilitation Center recently to present a check. The K of C has been a long time supporter of the center and truly believes in their mission of “Hands That Give Hope.” The funds donated were collected from the annual Measure-Up program and from other various fund raising projects conducted by the K of C. Pictured are K of C representatives Dennis DeBross, Jan Hissong, Howard DenMon, Ole Anderson; s...

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Calling Around Covington

Welcome back to Calling Around Covington, dear reader. I’m not sure about you, but for me, it’s hard to believe another two weeks has passed. It’s fall now, and the weather has certainly reminded us of that fact these past few weeks. What happened to summer? School is running full steam ahead, the crops are browning and approaching their harvest, and it is time for more news from the village of Covington. Many organizations are getting back into the swing of things, now that...

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Memories: We all have them

“I also remember the genuine faith of your mother Eunice. Your grandmother Lois had the same sort of faith, and I am sure that you have it as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5 Contemporary English Version)Memories are wonderful, aren’t they? We all have memories and one thing I always tell folks is that your name and your memories are something no one can ever take from you. Yes, we will always have our names and we will always have our memories.

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Experience an historical rendezvous

TROY — The blast of a muzzleloader, the aroma of stew cooking over a campfire and folks who look like they stepped out of a history book will be greeting visitors to the Eastern Primitive Rendezvous in late September and early October.The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation invites people to visit the 38th annual event taking place at J&J Cron Farms, 1315 E. Rusk Road, Troy.Visitors hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, and 2 p...

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Kindergarten screening takes place

By Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallPIQUA — Time for early kindergarteners’ health screening in Piqua schools, as each class maneuvers the individual students through vision and hearing tests conducted by Piqua school nurses and student nurses about to graduate from Edison Community College, Piqua.“The student screening is a mandated requirement by the state for kindergarteners and then there is screening again in the first grade,” said...

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One cyclist injured in head-on collision

PIQUA — Officials are investigating a head-on crash between a car and motorcycle that occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday on Piqua-Lockington Road.Listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton late Sunday was Tyler Rindler, 24, of Versailles.Miami County Sheriff’s reports say two motorcyclists were traveling together when one went left of center, driving head-on into an oncoming vehicle. Deputies also reported they believe alcohol may be involve...

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BikeFest draws thousands to Piqua

By Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallPIQUA — Piqua’s Bikefest 2014 was a success, with mild temperatures and thousands of people in the downtown area, including many families and friends gathering to hear the music and checking out the motorcycles coming from great distances.Jon Jebavy of Gover Harley-Davidson Inc., Piqua, noted it had been a wonderful weekend.“I’ve heard riders coming as far away as 100 miles,” said Jeb...

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History being (re) made

More than 70 motorcycles, riders and event organizers pose for the official event photo on South Main Street on Saturday, 100 years to the minute from the time the origianl image was taken in 1914, in the same location.

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Ouellette finds end zone for OU

By Ben RobinsonGoBuccs.comATHENS — Maybe now they won’t question his size.Maybe now they won’t question his speed.Maybe now they won’t question the size of the school where he played his high school football.Maybe now they won’t question A.J. Ouellette.After being snubbed by every Division I school around, A.J. Ouellette answered every question regarding the type of football player he is in emphati...

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