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Readying for winter, Piqua approves salt purchase

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By Susan HartleyGroup Content ManagerPIQUA — Piqua City Commission on Tuesday approved street department superintendent Doug Harter’s request to purchase 1,370 tons of road treatment for the upcoming winter.With the price per ton nearly double from last year, the city will be concentrating on main streets and connectors, Harter told commissioners. Secondary streets will be plowed, he said, and city workers also will be pre-treatig streets with salt brine before a weather event, as well as after streets are plowed or salted to keep them ready for safe travels.

 

Let yourself go

TODAY• Hi Point See Saws Square Dance Club offers free square dancing lessons today at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 600 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. 419-204-6337.• The Rebel Run Rod and Custom Nationals are at the Shelby County Fairgrounds today from noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectator admission is $7. 888-557-3235 or therebelrun.com.• The 23rd annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival...

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September FFA Member of the Month

CASSTOWN — The September Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Cody McConnaughey, the son of Roger McConnaughey and Stephanie Rudasill. Cody is a second year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.At the 2014 Miami County Fair Cody exhibited the Grand Champion Shop Project with his restored 1949 Farmall M Tractor. He exhibited additional items in the FFA Shop and Crop Building. Cody has competed in the Greenhand parliamentary procedures contest and sold fruit. His Supervi...

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Judge declines to delay order on early voting

By Ann SannerAssociated PressCOLUMBUS (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to suspend his order expanding early voting in Ohio this fall while the state appeals the decision.Attorneys for the state had asked U.S. District Judge Peter Economus to stay his ruling to avoid voter confusion.In denying the request, Economus said a stay would only increase the “flip-flopping” of the early voting schedule, resulting in greater confusi...

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Defining cohabitation

In February 2011, a grand jury indicted Jeffrey McGlothan of felonious assault, with a repeat-violent-offender specification, and one count of domestic violence as a result of an incident at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend, Cynthia Robinson. The domestic violence count alleged that McGlothan knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to Cynthia, “a family or household member.”

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Wood receives Ohio Fire Service Valor award

Staff ReportREYNOLDSBURG - One of Piqua’s finest was recognized at the 2014 Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame Awards ceremony held today at the Division of State Fire Marshall headquarters in Reynoldsburg.Eric Wood, a firefighter with the Piqua Fire Department for the last five years, received the Ohio Fire Service Valor Award.Wood has been credited with saving the life of fellow firefighter Jim Drieling, during a January 2011 structure fire in Piqua....

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Grandparenting

Dear Grandparenting: I need your advice about what to do with my youngest grandchild. Beth is eight years old. She has two sets of twins ahead of her in the family. They are 13 and 16 years, two boys and two girls. Beth has started to do all kinds of sexy show-off acts she picked up by watching TV and videos. I scolded her the first time but it didn’t make a dent. She was right back at it the next day.

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The odds are not in your favor

PIQUA — Ohio drivers are nearly six percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Ohio the coming year are one out of 127, above the national odds of one in 169.Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer, calculates the chances of any single Americ...

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Spherion to host open house

ST. MARYS - Spherion Staffing Services, a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider in St. Marys, will host an open house event for job seekers from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, at Spherion, 323 E. Spring St. St. Marys.Spherion staff members will be available to speak with the interested candidates about Spherion’s services and local job openings, provide insights into the local job market and answer any other related questions.They are currently hiring fo...

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Remembering Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon

One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of overhunting and habitat destruction. The loss of this species is one of the greatest examples of what can happen if we are not committed to conserving our wildlife. We must learn from their example, and work to ensure that species such as the Africa...

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Ganger selects Kent State

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCOVINGTON — Jarred Ganger’s heart was broken.It was March 3, 2012 and Ganger — then a freshman — had just lost to Miami Valley School’s Matthew Kolodzik in the 106-pound finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division III state wrestling finals, ending his goal of becoming a four-time state champion before it could even get started.“My goal as a litt...

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Sidewalk fee irks Spring St. resident

By Gary GregoryFor the Piqua Daily CallCOVINGTON — Tom Deeter told the Covington Village Council he was upset that residents on Spring Street would be accessed a fee for new sidewalks.Deeter, a lifelong Covington resident at 516 E. Spring St., told the council Monday that it was”unfair” and “discriminatory” to access the sidewalk fee for all Spring Street residents. He pointed out that sidewalk fees in the past were paid by the vi...

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PIAB holding Indian 300

The first Indian 300 Club reverse raffle and tailgate party will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.This is a major fundraising event for the Piqua Indians Athletic Boosters.Tickets are $100.Holder of the first ticket will win $250, while every 20th ticket drawn will win $100.The 100th ticket will be worth $250, with the 200th ticket holder winning $300.The 299th ticket drawn will be worth $2,000, with the holder of the 300th and final ticket d...

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Russia boys top Lehman

WEBSTER — The Russia boys golf team defeated Lehman 160-182 Monday.Russia’s Connor Monnin was medalist with 37.Zach Sherman, Jonah Counts and Jordan Kremer all had 41.Sam Dean led Lehman with a 40.The rest of the Cavaliers top four were Tyler Scott 47, Tyler Lachat 47 and Zach Scott 48.The Russia JV won 197-219 to finish the season 14-0.Dylan Cordonnier was medalist with a 45 for Russia.Avery Pickrell and...

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Piqua, Covington Play on Links

Macey Pruitt of Piqua reacts to a missed putt during Tuesday’s match against Covington at Echo Hills.Addison Metz blasts out of a bunker for Covington at Echo Hills on Tuesday.Cassidy Kraft watches her ball while putting in Tuesday’s golf match against Covington at Echo Hills.

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Garage destroyed by Tuesday morning fire

Piqua firefighters wrap up at the scene of a garage fire on Blaine Avenue on Tuesday morning. The fire department responded to the blaze at 908 Blaine around 10:20 a.m. The blaze was quickly brought under control but the two-car wood-frame structure was destroyed. No injuries were reported. No damage estimate to building or contents has yet been established.

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Importance of other viewpoints

Last week, Mainstreet Piqua held their annual meeting at the Fort Piqua Plaza. It was a nice event, which had around forty people in attendance to hear about the good work of Mainstreet Piqua and to recognize the great people and businesses that help make our downtown and our community a great place to live. We were also treated to a bit of a history lesson by our featured speaker, Mr. Gene Krebs.

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Music, theater coming up at Hayner

TROY — Nuevo Russian-Romany — also known as “gypsy” — music will fill the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, when Via Romen performs.Via Romen is a U.S.-based ensemble known for enchanting audiences with intricate improvisations, catchy tunes and flashy footwork.Founded in 2004, Via Romen has performed to glowing reviews across North America and has established itself as the continent’s premier R...

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