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Trustees discuss options for flood issues

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Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comCONCORD TOWNSHIP — Concord Township trustees addressed the stormwater flooding issues in the area of Beechwood Drive and on Tuesday visited the site of the neighborhood where several residents have complained of water issues.Trustee Tom Mercer said he visited the site of the flooding issue and talked with residents who brought up the concerns. Mercer also requested assistance from the township’s legal adviser Christopher Englert on the flooding issue and the residents of the townships’ three options. The three options are petition by the citizens, petition by the township or citizens hiring private contractors to help alleviate the problem themselves.

 

Miami East adjusting to new state graduation standards

By Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallCASSTOWN — It was a very active evening Monday with the Miami East High School Class of 2018 participating in Freshmen Orientation. Pupils and their parents maneuvered through a much abbreviated version of the students’ regular classroom schedule. Periods were four minutes long with two minutes between class for the new students to find lockers, seek their next class or locate the restrooms.Freshmen parents, howe...

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Students partner with food pantry

TROY - The Miami Jacobs Career College in Troy has teamed up with the New Path Food Pantry in Tipp City to collect food donations to fight against hunger in the Miami Valley. Last year 12,000 people lived in poverty in Miami County, and this year area businesses are pooling resources to aid in the fight against poverty.

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Ohio’s first human cases of West Nile virus reported for 2014

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s first two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2014 were identified Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). A 24-year-old female in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old female in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis.Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain and is caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito. This is the primary way people get the West Nile Virus.“We could possibly see a growing...

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Miami Jacobs Career College partners with food pantry to feed the hungry

TROY - The Miami Jacobs Career College in Troy has teamed up with the New Path Food Pantry in Tipp City to collect food donations to fight against hunger in the Miami Valley. Last year 12,000 people lived in poverty in Miami County, and this year area businesses are pooling resources to aid in the fight against poverty.

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‘Stand’ festival to entertain, educate

By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Using music as a platform, Jonathan Roman hopes to not only raise awareness about drug addiction, but change the way drug addicts are viewed and treated.“There is no place in Miami County that we are aware of that takes in addicts off the street to get them sober without them being in legal trouble first,” said Roman, CEO of Troy-based indie label Alliance Records. “That needs to cha...

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Lehman prepares for first day of school

SIDNEY - Increased activity on the Lehman Catholic High School campus means that the start of the 2014-15 school year is rapidly approaching. Athletic team drills, cheerleading practices, and the sounds of the Cavalier marching band have already brought many students “back to school” before the August 19 start date.

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Troy teens sentenced in October 2013 murder

Staff ReportTROY — Two Troy teens read prepared statements Monday before being sentenced on charges including murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in the death of Nathan Wintrow, 20, at the 213 E. Canal St., homicide in October 2013.Jason Sowers, 17, was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison, while Brendon Terrel, 19, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Witnesses at earlier hearings for Brendon Terrel, 19, Patrick McGail, 18, and Sowers said they w...

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Reds bullpen continues to struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds bullpen continues to struggle. With and without closer Aroldis Chapman.The Reds wasted a lead for the fourth game in a row in dropping a 5-4 decision at St. Louis on Tuesday.Cincinnati built a 4-1 advantage behind a solid effort from starter Alfredo Simon. But relievers Jumbo Diaz and J.J Hoover were unable to hold onto the lead.The Reds also led 4-2 before losing 6-5 in 10 innings in the series opener on Monday....

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Hoyer to be Browns starter

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football’s dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following.Hoyer, though, persevered. He endured grueling rehab to get back on the field sooner than expected, stayed focused as Manzielmania consumed the ...

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Piqua Catholic establishes ‘sense of community’

Piqua Catholic School Establish Sense of Community as School Year BeginsBy Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallPIQUA — Last Friday, the 17 experienced and new teaching staff members of Piqua Catholic School assembled in St. Mary Church for the Holy Day Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven and heard words of thanksgiving and encouragement for a new school year from Fr. Angelo Caserta, Mass celebrant.

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Key Club says thanks to community

To the Editor:Piqua High School Key Club members are most appreciative of O’Reilly Auto Parts and to members of the community for their support at our recent car wash. All proceeds from the car wash will be used to send Key Club members to Fall Rally at The Ohio State University and also to our District Leadership Convention in the spring. We really appreciate the community’s help and look forward to serving many of the organizations in Piqua along with our sponsoring g...

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PART sets August meeting

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Retired Teachers (PART) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Piqua Library’s program room. Piqua City Manager Gary Huff and Piqua Mayor Lucy Fess will meet with the group to explore common concerns and goals regarding the future of the community and schools. Opening dialogue between the groups will benefit in providing better and more direct communication among the many community action programs and the Piqua City Schools. Questions about P...

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In Brief

SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic High School will be hosting their traditional Beanie Weanie at 6 p.m. today in the Wayne Spoltman gymnasium. The meal, sponsored by the athletic boosters, includes hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a beverage for $2 per person. Special chili sauce may be purchased for a $1 more. At 7:15 p.m., the athletic teams and marching band will be recognized in the Schlater gymnasium. In addition, faculty will be introduce. Students, parents, grandparents, staff and LCHS su...

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Hunter WoodsAge: 6Birthdate: Aug. 20, 2008Parents: Nicole Slife, of PiquaSiblings: Taylor, Dylan and NoahGrandparents: Rick and Mary Slife, of PiquaGreat Grandparents: Wilma Phillippi, of Piqua

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Happy birthday to Noah Woods

Noah WoodsAge: 6Birthdate: Aug. 20, 2008Parents: Nicole Slife, of PiquaSiblings: Taylor, Dylan and HunterGrandparents: Rick and Mary Slife, of PiquaGreat Grandparents: Wilma Phillippi, of Piqua

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Piqua Chamber honors new teachers

PIQUA - The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce served as the dining room for a special luncheon on Monday, August 11th. The event was to welcome 30 new teachers from both Piqua City Schools and Piqua Catholic for the 2014-2015 academic year, many of whom are new to the Piqua area. The luncheon was co- sponsored by Sterling House of Piqua who provided a delicious meal. The teachers who attended were also given a Welcome bag with gifts and discounts from area Chamber businesses.

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