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Fire hydrant flushing to begin Monday

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PIQUA — The Underground Utilities Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program on Monday. Hydrant flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and may take up to 2 weeks to complete.The primary purpose of this program is to verify the proper operation of the city’s fire hydrants through periodic inspections, flow testing, and preventative maintenance. Secondarily, a pro-active hydrant flushing program is the key to mitigating water quality related aesthetic problems by removing accumulated iron and manganese mineral deposits from the water line.


Meet my new hero

I have a new hero, and his name is Rick Roach. Mr. Roach is one of the most famous school board members in Florida, where he has served on a local board for twenty years. He has recently announced that he won’t be running for a fifth term, because he now realizes that he has been trying to make a difference in the lives of children within a political system that is so broken that it mutes intelligent people like him. But, not running for re-election doesn’t mean he is giving up th...

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PIQUA — Joan C. Vogt, 85, of Piqua, died at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.Arrangements are being handled by Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Piqua netters edge Sidney

The Piqua tennis team won a nail bitter over Sidney 3-2 Thursday in GWOC North action.“I am proud of all players, we were tenacious at all positions,” Piqua coach Deb Retman said.At singles, Devon Parshall defeated Oakk Wynn 6-0, 6-0; Josh Hanes lost to Conner Bowers 3-6, 7-5, 6-1; and Tyler Lavey lost to Stephen Hendershot 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4.Piqua swept the doubles matches.Andrew Lamphar and Luke Hanes won 6-1, 6-4; while J...

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Piqua police reports

April 14Criminal damage: Police responded to Mote Park Community Center, 635 Gordon St., after lights were busted out and an area was spray painted.Theft: Police responded to the 300 block of Commercial Street after a former roommate stole something from a residence.Theft: Police responded to Staunton Street Storage, 735 Staunton St., after several large metal beams were stolen. The matter remains under investigation.Theft: A citizen showed up at th...

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Piqua Teen Leadership students graduate

PIQUA — The Piqua Teen Leadership graduation luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 15 at Edison Community College in the Robinson Theater. The 24 Piqua juniors and seniors were selected by their counselors. The students met once a month for seven consecutive months. Piqua Teen Leadership is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills. The participants participated in on-site visits, lectures, group discussions and simulations. ...

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Annual Ohio Civil War Show to be held in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — The 37th Annual Ohio Civil War Collector’s Show will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield. Admission is $6 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is included in the cost of admission.

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Taste of the Arts window decorating contest launched

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s annual arts event, Taste of the Arts, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and festival organizers are hoping the entire community will join in the celebration. To get businesses involved the first-ever community-wide window decorating contest has been launched and Mainstreet Piqua is hopeful that businesses from throughout the community will participate.“We receive extraordinary support from throughout the Piqua Community fo...

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