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No gut(ters) no glory

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Construction crews work on gutters and storm drain along North Main Street last week as preparation continues for the re-paving of Main Street in Piqua in early August. The actual paving project is slated to be done at night.

 

Pioneer Technology Group announces addition of Tim Nemethy to Business Development Group

SANFORD, Fla. - Pioneer Technology Group, a leading provider of Official Records Systems and Court Case Management Technology, announced today that Tim Nemethy has joined the company as a Director of Business Development. Nemethy has over 15 years of experience in land records and court systems and will work in multiple national markets assisting in the company’s rapid national expansion.

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Garage sales all over Miami County

How many garage sale enthusiasts do we have out there? Spring, summer, and early fall, signs advertise them all over Miami County.Like a lot of folks, I enjoy finding a useful bargain among another individual’s discarded treasures. Take the morning when I snagged a really good deal on a Black & Decker hedge trimmer. No more 20-year-old rusty manual clippers for me.

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One injury in crash

Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY - A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Washington and Farrington Road caused heavy damage to both vehicles but no serious injuries.The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Few details are available at this time but the driver of one of the vehicles sustained what appears to be minor injuries. The driver and passengers of the second vehicle, including a child, refused treatment at the scene.The cr...

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Fair royalty crowned

By Allison C. GallagherFor Civitas MediaTROY — Siblings Justin and Krissy Parke were crowned the 2014 Junior Fair King and Queen at this year’s contest.The contest, which was held in the Duke Lundgard Youth Building, had a total of 21 contestants. Tyler Quinn, Dalton Schreadley and Clark Wintrow competed for the prince title, while Justin Furrow, Justin Parke, Philip Persinger and Corey Shiltz competed for king.Katelyn Hall, Sienna Mader...

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Air Force museum honors first aviation mechanic

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force recently honored the first aviation mechanic, Charles E. Taylor, by unveiling a bronze bust of his likeness for permanent display during a ceremony in the museum’s Early Years Gallery.A brilliant, self-taught man, Taylor began working in the Wrights’ bicycle business in 1896, and played an important role in their flying experiments for several years. Unable to find a manufacturer who could...

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Milestone for the community

Earlier this month, the City of Piqua learned that is one of a handful of local governments in the United States to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the International City/County Management Association’s Center for Performance Analytics. Whew, that is a mouthful.

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Dinner planned for former NFL players

Craig Clemons, Dave Gallagher, Matt Finkes, Quinn Pitcock and Brandon Saine will always be remembered for their outstanding football careers at Piqua High School. They continued their gridiron excellence at the collegiate level and share the distinguished honor of being the only five Indians to reach the pinnacle of football prominence by playing in the National Football League.On Aug. 29, the opening night of the 2014 high school football season, all five of these Piqua football l...

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Larry’s rock

By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — University of Wisconsin sports reporter Gus Merwin once wrote that a team mascot provides laughs, a lighthearted distraction, as well as, inspiration and enthusiasm for players and fans, alike.For the Piqua Water Treatment plant on State Route 66 their lighthearted distraction, inspiration, or otherwise potential mascot in the making may be in the form of a rock, Larry’s rock ...

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Foursome defends title at GHB Classic

The ninth annual GHB George H. Brading Golf Clasic was held June 7 at Stillwater Valley Golf CourseFifteen foursomes took part with Jon Brading, Joe Brading, Jordan Webber, and Blake Stradling defending their title.Second place went to Ron Pearson, Ryan Pearson, Ben Gover, and Brian (Bubba) Robbins.Between these two teams they have finished in top two places all nine years.Third place went to Keith Miller, Kyle Bachman, Todd Lavey, and Jim Heath....

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Anti-violence teen gunned down, but not silenced

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.He had just three minutes, so he got right to the point: Eleven days earlier, on May 1, Jordan’s best friend, Shaniqua Simmons, and her boyfriend were gunned down in an apartment at the complex formally known as the Cambridge Arms. It was the second double homicide at the 694-unit complex since January, ...

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Randolph Freedmen certificate available

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society announces its new lineage certificate, the Randolph Freedmen. This certificate is available to any MCHGS member who is a direct descendant of an individual who was a former Randolph slave whose name is listed on the manumission papers in the will of John Randolph of Roanoke, Va., and who arrived in Miami County after the will’s settlement in 1846. Applications can be downloaded from the MCHGS website at www.rootsweb...

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Social Security’s $300M IT project doesn’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can’t get it to work. And officials can’t say when it will.Six years ago, Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. But the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by ...

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Air travel a leap of faith for passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There isn’t much that we can do to manipulate how we fly as passengers. But we also shouldn’t worry too much,” says Phil Derner, founder of the aviation enthusiast website NYC Aviation.With one passen...

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Piqua team holding Drive-A-Thon

The Piqua boys golf team will be having a Drive-A-Thon golf fundraiser on Aug. 4.Players are currently collecting pledges based on the yardage of their furthest drive during the contest at Echo Hills.Individuals can make a pledge or become a sponsor by contacting coach Josh Burns at (937) 418-5007.Sykes acespar-4 holeOn July 24, Steve Sykes aced the 210-yard par-4 16th hole at Echo Hills.Sykes ...

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Mainstreet Piqua raising money for new banners

PIQUA — Mainstreet Piqua is hoping that area residents and businesses will make this a ‘banner’ year for downtown Piqua. The downtown organization is hoping to give the twinkling lights and sparkle of downtown Piqua extra shine and holiday cheer this holiday season with a complete set of new Christmas banners. The existing blue banners were purchased in 2003 and are showing significant wear and tear. With your help, the Mainstreet Piqua Beautification Committee would like to...

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Farmers Market to host cupcake contest

PIQUA — Calling all bakers and decorators — the Piqua Community Farmers Market is hosting a cupcake decorating contest at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be three categories: youth (13 and under), adult professional and adult non-professional. The contest is open to anyone who would like to participate.The theme of the contest is “Fresh from the Farm” and those interested in participating in the contest are asked to bring six similarly decorated cupcakes to t...

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Daisy Lynnell HughesAge: 7July 28, 2007Parents: Kent Hughes of Piqua and Syvanna Rader of FindlayGrandparents: Ted and Judy Hughes of Piqua, David and Carol Cramer of FindlayGreat-grandparents: Betty Byers of Piqua and the late Marion Byers, Donna Jacobs of Findlay

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