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City to seek permit for new business

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By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Several new board members and public service recognitions will begin Tuesday’s commission meeting at the government complex. As the city will look to fill positions on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Income Tax Board of Review, the Downtown District Design Review Board and the Park Board. While city employees Kirt Huemmer and Larry Picklesimer will receive resolutions of appreciation for their years of service.New business will include authorization to enter into an agreement to permit use of public parks and city property to Adventures on the Great Miami business owner, Chris Jackson.


A gasoline leak into the basement

On August 28, 2009, after a heavy rainfall, the smell of gasoline arose in the basement of the home shared by Alessandra Riscatti, Elisabetta Riscatti, and Laszlo Beres. Worse yet, later that day, flames erupted from the sewer and spread through the house. Alessandra and Laszlo battled the fire while waiting for the Parma Fire Department. By the time they escaped their home, each had inhaled smoke that contained toxic substances, and Alessandra required treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning...

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The joy of giving

It’s been some time since the last article about an interesting individual here at Forest Hill Cemetery, with the weather changing we have been preparing and focusing on the upcoming mowing season. So let’s look at two names that have come up.Some of you may have heard of a gentleman here in town by the name of Albert “Doc” McKnight.Old “Doc” was born in 1855 and died on March 11, 1935, at the age of 80. He was always seen around town ...

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Atlantis Sportswear ‘Elite’ printer for UD apparel

Stay and Play, at the Miami Valley Centre Mall

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Hemm born to play quarterback

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerSAGINAW, Mich. — Just as birds were born to fly and fish were born to swim, Justin Hemm seemingly was born to play quarterback.And nothing — not even a five-year layoff from playing at the position — was going to stop the Piqua High School graduate from playing a position that may as well be his birthright.In the spring of 2013, Hemm — who helped lead the Indians to a Division II st...

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Piqua police reports

April 11Civil dispute: A customer at Red Carpet Inn, 9060 Country Club Road, Room 10, reported he was “upset about being bitten by bed bugs overnight at the hotel” and requested a refund for the stay. The hotel refused and the customer requested police assistance in getting his money back. The customer was advised to resolve the issue through civil court.Domestic: Police responded to the Kwik N Kold, 655 N. Main St., after a male and a female were involved in...

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Fuller makes college choice

By Rob KiserSports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — Joe Fuller hopes to run against former GWOC North cross country Runner of the Year Aaron Dinzeo of Sidney next year.And he is heading south to do it.The Lehman Catholic senior, an outstanding distance runner in his own right, signed his letter of intent to run for Saint Leo (Florida) University Monday at Lehman.The Lions qualified for the NCAA D-II national meet las...

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