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Commissioners authorize purchases

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TROY — The Miami County Commissioners authorized the municipal court to purchase a video conferencing solution for video arraignments for three municipal courtrooms and one jail location on Tuesday. The purchase, from Jefferson Audio Video Systems Inc. or JAVS, will not exceed $25,275.15.Additionally, the department of development asked for the authorization and signing for a mortgage subordination for a home located at 60 N. North St. in Fletcher. The county holds the first mortgage, while Mutual Federal Savings Bank in Piqua agreed to hold a second mortgage lien on the property. The owner, Susan R. Que, received a private owner rehabilitation loan from Miami County’s 2009 CHIP grant.

 

See it in lights

Staff ReportsIf things had worked out as planned, Friday night’s season opener with Piqua’s five former NFL players returning to Alexander Stadium/Purk Field would have been made even more special my the new scoreboard and video board.But, sometimes the ability to come up with plan B — and turn it into plan A-plus is an even more important ability.As a result, when the video board arrives in about a month — it will be even better than o...

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Lady Indians spike Pirates

The Piqua volleyball team cruised to a 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 win over West Carrollton Tuesday.Logan Ernst and Tasha Potts had three blocks.Cassidy Sullenberger had 32 assists and five aces.Kailey Byers had 26 digs and Kyla Blankenship 23 digs.Frannie Haney had a 10-point serving run with two aces.Piqua will host Fairmont tonightLady Cavsdrop matchSIDNEY — The Lehman vo...

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Looking to start with ‘bang’

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comPiqua is hoping to kick the high school football season off with a bang at 7 p.m. Friday night.Especially, given who will be watching when the Indians host Toledo St. John’s at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field.Piqua’s five NFL legends — Craig Clemons, Matt Finkes, Dave Gallagher, Quinn Pitcock, Brandon Saine — are being honored at the game and will be in attendance....

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Back to basics

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerPHOENIX — When returning from injured reserve to play for a world championship, the first thing Quinn Pitcock did was go back to the basics.

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We are – Piqua!

Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – An empty blue chair surrounded by two large orange plastic buckets waited on the front lawn of Wilder Intermediate Friday afternoon. The occasion in the works being the growing ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease) ice bucket challenge for new Principal Joshua Kauffman who had been called to take the plunge ...

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On the Road in Ohio

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do to help. And while I was happy to see how much progress we are making in the Buckeye State, it was also apparent to me that the federal government isn’t living up to its responsibilities—either...

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Be prepared for Medicare AEP

The Boy Scouts motto is dead on: “Be Prepared!” However, for many of us, procrastination is much easier because it takes less time (in fact, it takes no time). With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) rapidly approaching (Oct 15 - Dec 7) it is going to be vitally important for you to be prepared. And since procrastinating is the path of least resistance, I am going to make this easy on you by giving you a single step that will go a long way in helping you be prepared for t...

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2014 Fall Sports Schedules

PIQUABoys/Girls Cross CountryAug. 30, at Covington EaglesSept. 3, at Skyhawk InvitationalSept. 13, at Ottawa-GlandorfSept. 20, at Sidney InvitationalSept. 27, at Miami County InvitationalOct. 1, at Tippecanoe InvitationalOct. 4, at Willowbrook InvitationalOct. 11, at GWOCOct. 18, at District meetBoys Golf...

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Newton athletes ready for challenges

Mike Albright returns as Newton volleyball coach.The Lady Indians finished 13-10 overall last year and 7-5 in the CCC.Graduating off that team was Aubrey Davis.Returning letterwinners include seniors Allie Wise, Laura Burden and Macey Jamison; juniors Maddie Mollette and Kaitlyn Filburn and sophomore Katie Kauffman.“We expect to improve on last year’s record,” Albright said. “We have the core of our team returning. We have st...

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Versailles football teams has plenty of potential

Adam Miller is back for his second season as football coach.Graduating off last year’s 3-7 team were Nick Campbell, Brandon Christian, Mitch Gigandet, Jared Heitkamp, Joey Hoelscher, Craig Lengenkamp, John Marchal, Michael Marchal, Evan Phlipot, Damian Richard, Wyatt Roberts, Grant Toops and Jacob Wenning.Returning letterwinners include seniors Kyle Dieringer, Jace Barga, Zach Steinbrunner, Luke Paulus, Dan Borchers, David Stewart, Mitchell Harshbarger and Josh Kre...

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Bradford runners have high expectations

Bob Daugherty returns as Bradford boys cross country coach.Graduating off last year’s team was Chip Gade.Returning letterwinners include seniors Rayce Grigg and Nathan Rose.“I have a young team this year,” Daugherty said. “Of the five boys on the roster, three are freshman and two are seniors. I think I have several boys, including freshman Johnny Fike, who should finish well.“Of the three freshman, Johnny and Kurt Hoov...

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Lady Wildcat spikers look for improvement

Coach Amy Makela is hoping for better things this season after the Lady Wildcats finished 4-20 last year and came up empty in 12 County matches.She has six letter winners back from last season, led by two-year letter-winner Nicole Maier, a senior setter/libero.Also back are junior setter Micalah Hensley, junior setter/outside hitter Jenna Mounts, junior outside/middle hitters Macey Stang and Katherine Everett, and junior outside hitter Jenna Winner.They are jo...

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Russia runners look to continue tradition

Kristin Drees takes over as Russia volleyball coachThe Lady Raiders were 18-8 overall last year and 7-5 in the SCAL.Graduating off that team were Maggie Kearns and Camille Puthoff.Returning letterwinners are seniors Allison Gariety (middle hitter), Claire Sherman (middle hitter), Hannah Sherman (defensive specialist), Kylie Wilson (outside hitter) and Taylor Daniel (setter); and juniors Cassie Pleiman (defensive specialist) and Rachel Heuing (outside hitter)....

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Lady Cavs look to defend NWCC title

Greg Snipes returns for his 19th season as Lehman volleyball coach.The Lady Cavaliers were 18-9 overall last year and 6-0 in conference play.Graduating of that team were Erica Paulus and Ellie Cain.Returning letterwinners include seniors Olivia Slagle, Ava Schmitz, Margo Baker and Ellie Sargent; juniors Madeline Smith, Marianne Hissong, Michelle Duritsch and Andriana Sehlhorst and sophomore Sidney Chapman.Our goals would be to win league and be play...

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Lehman looks for another postseason run

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — For a time it was the one goal for the Lehman Catholic football team.And playing in the NWCC for the second year hasn’t really changed the Cavaliers playoff aspirations.Coming off a 10-2 season and sixth trip to the playoffs in the last eight years, Lehman has high hopes again this season.“The playoffs are always a goal,” Lehman coach Richard ...

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Viking football still hungry for more

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCASSTOWN — There was a time, in the not-too-distant-past — amidst a 40-game losing streak and blowout loss after blowout loss — when goals for the Miami East football program were simple.Back at the turn of the century, the Vikings had simple goals, such as outscoring teams during individual quarters and winning one or two games a season.Now, after four trips to the playoffs and the first...

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Piqua spikers look for improvement

Kaila Cook returns for her second season as Piqua volleyball coach.The Lady Indians finished 9-11 overall last year and 3-2 in the GWOC North.Graduating off that team were Macy Yount, Abby Berger, Mae Carnes and Sarah Palmer.Returning letterwinners include snores Logan Ernst, Tasha Potts, Kailey Byers, Michaela Bell, Frannie Haney, Jessica Apple, Shelby Bynum; and junior Cassidy Sullenberger.New additions include juniors Kyla Blankenship and Carly B...

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