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Tractor crash claims 14-year-old

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Staff ReportsCOVINGTON — A farm tractor crash on Klinger Road, north of Covington, claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl and sent four other to area hospitals on Wednesday afternoon.The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a tractor, driven by Tammy Burns, 43, of Covington, that was pulling a box trailer, overturned in the 8500 block of Klinger Road. The tractor pinned Burns and two children underneath.

 

Levy a small price to pay

To the Editor,With the upcoming School renewal tax on the ballot for May 6, Piqua families will have the opportunity to show their support for our local schools. Before you vote, please consider the facts.

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Rescue operator convicted of animal cruelty

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A municipal court jury returned three guilty verdicts of animal cruelty against a Tipp City woman this week who operated a now defunct animal rescue.Shula Woodworth, 46, was found guilty on three animal cruelty counts, but the jury of six men and three women found her not guilty on two other cruelty charges during their 90-minute deliberations.Woodworth once ran Serenity Horse Rescue, 5275 State...

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McDonald’s Student of the Week

By Kayla BowermasterStaff WriterPIQUA — The McDonald’s Student of the Week for the week of April 21-25 is tenth-grader Cheyenne Hawkins. Hawkins is the daughter of Josh Hawkins.Hawkins was nominated by Kacie Pace for her diligence and responsibility. Pace said, “Cheyenne Hawkins is very dedicated to her classwork. Everything she turns in is A+ work; she looks for a challenge and is willing to assist other students.”Hawkins pl...

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Horse rescue operator convicted of three counts of animal cruelty

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A municipal court jury returned three guilty verdicts of animal cruelty against a Tipp City woman this week who operated a now defunct animal rescue.Shula Woodworth, 46, was found guilty on three animal cruelty counts, but the jury of six men and three women found her not guilty on two other cruelty charges during their 90-minute deliberations.Woodworth once ran Serenity Horse Rescue, 5275 State...

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Writers urge voters to say yes to levy

To the Editor:My wife and I would like to express our support for the upcoming Piqua City Schools improvement renewal levy on the ballot May 6. As former Piqua City School (PCS) students, we care much for the valuable education we received from their institutions. Both of us went away to college well prepared for our time there, and have since returned to plant our family roots right back here in Piqua. First, because we think it’s a great community, but additionally we want ...

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The spirit of tolerance

At this point in our nation’s history – indeed at this point in the history of Western Civilization — it has become quite apparent that the defenders of natural marriage have lost the argument over gay marriage, at least for the foreseeable future. Last summer, the Supreme Court overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA. Since then, lower federal courts encompassing states from Texas to Virginia and, most recently, Ohio have continued to chip away at laws...

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Tom Barnett: A consummate newsman

PIQUA — Longtime newspaperman Tom Barnett, 85, of Piqua, has died.A former editor of the Piqua Daily Call, the New Carlisle Sun and the Tipp City Herald and, more recently, a reporter for the Sidney Daily News, he succumbed to congestive heart failure Tuesday. He had been hospitalized for two weeks.A consummate newsman, Barnett retired from the Sidney Daily News in January 2013, ending a 68-year career, one of the longest full-time careers in Ohio journalism histor...

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