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A new beginning

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Mike UlleryStaff Photographermullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, it is the time of the year to reflect on how we choose to spend the new life given to each of us by God’s son.This is also the time of year that new life, resurrected life, takes place in the form of trees, grass, and all the other living things that surround us in our daily lives.For some, the concept of a new life, a new beginning, takes on a more personal and real meaning.Easter also is a time to reflect that God does indeed have a plan for each and every one of us. Whether we follow His teachings, or not, we are all part of His plan.


Getting your home ready to show

Your exterior or curb appeal makes your first lasting impression on the buyers. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Weed and cultivate flower gardens. Add a bit of bright color with seasonal flowers. Trim shrubs and eliminate dead trees or branches.Pick up any debris, toys and lawn equipment. Repair any fences and gates. Give them a fresh coat of paint or stain. Don’t forget to put a fresh coat of paint or stain on your front door, too. You may want to hang an eye catching wreat...

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Doug’s Lawnmowers recognized by Toro

COVINGTON — Doug’s Lawnmowers of Covington has earned the Summit Club Residential award for 2013 from The Toro Company. This annual award is presented to qualifying Toro dealers in recognition of outstanding sales of residential lawn equipment.“This year’s Summit Club Residential award winners represent our best dealers in Toro’s sales and service network across the United States,” said Scott Wozniak, director of sales for Toro’s Residentia...

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.27 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage eased to 3.33 percent from 3.38 percent.Mortgage rates have risen about a full percentage point since hitting record lows about a year ago.

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One suspect in shoot out arrested, other remains on the loose

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — A 1997 black Jeep Grand Cherokee crept along the 500 block of Wood Street late Thursday afternoon when suddenly the barrel of a shotgun emerge d from the vehicle’s window and fired a shot at two people walking in the neighborhood.Police have arrested one of the two men they say are responsible and the second remains on the loose with a warrant out for his arrest.Authorities took into cust...

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Police plan meeting with parents

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison is inviting all parents to a special event aimed at informing parents about many of the concerns they have as it relates to their children and their safety at school.On Wednesday, April 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilder Intermediate School, 1120 Nicklin Ave., officials with the police, transportation, and treatment specialists will speak with parents on such topics as active ...

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Enjoy kids zone at Taste of the Arts, May 16

PIQUA — Piqua is gearing up for the fun-filled and arts-filled 20th annual Taste of the Arts extravaganza set for Friday, May 16, on the downtown streets of Piqua. The evening promises to provide some energetic, and exciting entertainment in the Kids Zone venue, featuring the Kuroi Taka Taiko drummers of Mississinawa Valley High School. This group is returning after making a strong impression last year. The drummers consist of 24 high school students that combine choreography and drummi...

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Lostcreek to present scholarship, gospel show

CASSTOWN — The members of the Lostcreek United Church of Christ/Dorothy Kirk Scholarship committee are planning a gospel show and scholarship presentation at Lostcreek UCC on Sunday May 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited.Samantha Skidmore, a Miami East senior, will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship for 2014. Skidmore plans to attend Ohio University a...

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