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Police bust underage party

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Staff ReportsTROY —More than 25 juveniles and 12 adults face charges of either underage consumption or curfew violations after Troy Police Department broke up a large party last week in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Drive in Troy.Troy Police Department was on patrol in the area shortly observed numerous cars in the neighborhood. Troy Police also observed several females running through the neighborhood towards one specific home. An officer spoke to two subjects sitting in a car in the area who admitted to have been at the party at the home.


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Church plans August concertBOTKINS — Only Believe Ministries will feature Dove Award winners, the Sidewalk Prophets, the Salah & Skekinah Band and Bonner in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased in advance at obmcc.org at the door. 13815 Botkins Road, Botkins.St. Teresa to hold festivalCOVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church will be having its annual festival Aug. 1-3. Many act...

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Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

By Elizabeth Eisenstadt-EvansOn a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.’s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests. It is not too fanciful to imagine that the dead were gently jostling the living.Some of the chief actors in that act of ecclesiastical defiance against a tradition-loving church are gone, though many of those still alive partic...

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Edison’s Peltier appointed to national human resources board

For the Daily CallPIQUA — Edison Community College’s Vice President of Strategic Human Resources, Linda Peltier, has recently been appointed to serve on the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Chosen for her competencies, Peltier joined the national board as an At-Large Director for a three-year term effective July 1.“As one of 16 CUPA-HR board members, it’s an honor and a privilege to be working side-by-...

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Drive-thru armed robbery suspect remains on the loose

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Authorities are continuing their search for a knife-wielding robber who knocked over the Spring Thru Drive Thru on Wednesday night before using the Interstate to make his expeditious escape.But now, authorities in Piqua and Sidney believe the suspect could also be connected to three other similar robberies that transpired in Sidney in the last week.Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said each of the...

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(Re)learning the ropes of rescue training

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — What do you get when you combine one defunct atomic nuclear power plant, one lifeless rescue dummy, and a wide assortment of rope, harnesses and safety equipment?The perfect condition for the Piqua Fire Department’s Technical Rescue/Rope Rescue Team to better hone their rescuing techniques, which they did at the city’s old nuclear power plant Wednesday morning.Assistant Chief Vince ...

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How to become a runner

By Mark AltstaetterCivitas News MediaVAN WERT - No one can really explain why Van Wert has produced so many good distance runners.The city is just a blip on the map in northwest Ohio, tucked in between rows of corn fields near the Indiana border. The land is so flat here that the farmers like to joke that once you harvest the corn in autumn, you can roll a bowling ball some 100 miles to Lake Erie.People work hard here, they play hard and many of the...

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Helicopter pilot in serious condition after crashBELLEFONTAINE (AP) — A pilot injured when a tree-trimming helicopter crashed in western Ohio remains hospitalized while investigators try to determine the cause of the crash.The helicopter carrying an aerial saw crashed Tuesday near Bellefontaine, 45 miles northwest of Columbus. A spokeswoman for Grant Medical Center in Columbus says Leo Boucher was listed in serious condition Wednesday.A ...

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Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

Lisa CornwellAssociated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater’s fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.

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Dayton offers immigrant kids shelter amid uproar

Dan SewellAssociated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Despite opposition from a congressman and other southwest Ohio officials, Dayton will offer up two sites where immigrant children from Central America could be sheltered, the mayor and city manager told federal authorities.The city officials were responding to a U.S. government request to identify potential housing in various cities. Their statement Tuesday night came two days after a Dayton-area congressman an...

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Reed Patrick McGraw

Reed Patrick McGrawBirthdate: July 20, 2011Age: 3Siblings: Bella and OliviaParents: Jon and Jodi McGraw of PiquaGrandparents: Bob and Christa Black of Piqua, Janet McGraw of PiquaGreat-Grandparents: Elinor Gattshall of Piqua, Bob and LaVera Black of Zephyrhills, Fla.

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Olivia Lynn McGraw

Olivia Lynn McGrawBirthdate” July 20, 2011Age: 3Siblings: Bella and ReedParents: Jon and Jodi McGraw of PiquaGrandparents: Bob and Christa Black of Piqua, Janet McGraw of PiquaGreat-Grandparents- Elinor Gattshall of Piqua, Bob and LaVera Black of Zephyrhills, Fla.

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Stephen Ohlemacher and Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 20...

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What’s good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander

You probably don’t know Richard Stoff. In fact, unless you are really interested or immersed in the world of business there is no reason for you to know him, since he is President and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable. The truth is I hadn’t heard of him either until soon after the last gubernatorial election when he was quoted as praising the wonderful work our current governor was doing for education. Since I believe there have been few governors who have been worse for educati...

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To the Editor:The Piqua Fun Fliers thank all the businesses that contributed door prizes for our July 26 Fun Fly, including Advance Auto, O’Reillys, Piqua Battery, Red Lobster, AAA, Auto Zone, East of Chicago, Cracker Barrel, Pizza Hut, Waffle House, Long John Silvers, Wendy’s, Domino’s, El Sombrero, Cassano’s, Headquarters, and Taco Bell.We appreciate your generosity.Beverly SchremppFun Fliers member

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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Jennifer Agiesta and Elliot SpagatAssociated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violen...

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Fletcher, Miami East suffer big loss

Fletcher, Miami East schools and Miami County all suffered a huge loss this week with the passing of Wayne Hardman.To me, Wayne wasn’t just a photographer for newspaper — he was everything a local sports journalist should be.And while he may have only done it on part time basis, Wayne touched far more lives than most of us doing it full time ever will.I first met Wayne when I was working as a stringer for Sports Editor John Barton — my predec...

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McIlroy puts Claret Jug behind him

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it’s with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational....

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