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Staff and students commemorate the 40th day of the 40th year for the Upper Valley Career Center on Tuesday by setting up a special photograph.The Upper Valley Career Center opened for adult students in July 1975 and high school students in August. Forty years later the school maintains a forward focus and strong commitment to excellence for the career and technical students on campus and in their satellite units.

 

Plenty to be proud of

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — It was one of those rare games when both teams had a lot to feel good about after Lehman’s 3-1 win over Newton in a D-III girls soccer sectional final on the Bellbrook High School pitch Tuesday night.The Lady Cavaliers will have a chance for a historic win Saturday when Lehman plays Preble Shawnee in the district finals at 7 p.m. at Eaton High School — and while Newton wasn’t ready for its ...

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Aydan HareAge: 4Birthdate: Oct. 20, 2010Parents: Matt and Alicia Hare, PiquaGrandparent: Dave and Connie Hare, Piqua Fred Schwable, Piqua Robbi Schwable, Piqua

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Zoning policy reviewed

PIQUA – The city of Piqua held its commission meeting Tuesday. City Planner Chris Schmiesing completed the second reading for Ordinance No. 13-14, which called “to allow a zoning designation change to be enacted by a Resolution.” According to Schmiesing, this would be a good plan to change the review process “from an ordinance reading to a resolution” as it will shorten the petitioner’s review process for their zoning designation request from three months t...

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Third-grade reading guarantee discussed at Miami East

By Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallCASSTOWN — The main topic of information and conversation during the Monday evening Miami East Local Schools’ Board of Education meeting was the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee. It has been recognized through extensive academic research, across the state of Ohio, that children who are not reading at a third grade level by the end of grade three will likely have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades....

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Commissioners adopt revised public records policy

MIAMI COUNTY — Several items were approved and authorized at the Miami County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.The public records policy was adopted with revisions that were at the request of the state auditor’s office. In the revised rule regarding tracking public records requests, county departments are now required to track records by date of request, date of fulfilling the request, the method that the records are provided, and the actual records.

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The Amish Cook

Hello from Flat Rock, Illinois! We’re having a full, yet interesting week. There are two things I’m especially looking forward to for this week. One is a brand new armoire my husband is making for my birthday and the other is a new pony that will be arriving on Friday. Hopefully in a week I’ll be able to fill you in on more details about the pony.

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Bone fragment found on rural road

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — A West Chester man came across more than metal during a search of a Miami County rural road this weekend.The man turned over two shell casings, a hatchet head and a bone fragment with teeth attached to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday. The man said he found the items with his metal detector on a rural road outside of Tipp City on Saturday.The man said he took the items ho...

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Covington liability insurance remains with Ohio Plan

By Gary GregoryFor the Daily CallCOVINGTON — After a half hour discussion on liability insurance, the Covington Village Council voted unanimously Monday to stay with the Ohio Plan for another year.Council explored the option of changing to the USI plan that offered a less expensive plan but liked the service and reliability of the Ohio Plan which also offered “trail insurance” for the benefit of the customer.Mayor Ed McCord said th...

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Fire department responds to small fire

Piqua firefighters extinguish a small fire at the site of the old Piqua Fish & Ice on Ohio Street on Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 3:30 on a report of smoke and flames coming from the rubble. According to firefighters on the scene, the property owner was using a torch to cut up material as part of the cleanup process when some of the nearby wood ignited. There was no damage and firefighters quickly doused the burning rubble.

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Lehman boys lose heartbreaker

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comEATON — The Lehman boys soccer team has proved throughout the last month that it is much better than the 13th seed it received at the sectional pairings.And the Cavaliers final game was no exception.Lehman went toe-to-toe with third seeded Dayton Christian for the second time this season, before having its season end at 9-7-3 with a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Warriors — the same score as the first me...

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Kids learn about safety with Firefighter Phil

COVINGTON – The Firefighter Phil Safety Program came to Covington Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 20. Tom Rozoff or “Magic Tom” of the Firefighter Phil Safety Program was the presenter, magician, and ventriloquist Monday teaches students from kindergarten to the fifth grade about fire safety.

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Area Briefs

Shelby County parks seeks volunteersSIDNEY — Park maintenance was discussed during the September meeting of the Shelby County Park District Board of Commissioners meeting. The board continues to mow and maintain the Lockington Reserve. The search and rescue team wants to use the park for training. Hardin Park and been mowed and maintained, as has the Renner property. The commissioners are in search of volunteers willing to help with the parks. Anyone interested in volunteerin...

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Local Red Cross part of restructuring

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — The Northern Miami Valley’s Red Cross offices will be affected by the organization’s national restructuring process effective at the end of the month.According to Scott Miller, executive director of the Northern Miami Valley Red Cross, Miami and Shelby counties’ Red Cross chapter will expand to include Clark, Darke, Logan and Champaign counties.The Troy office will remai...

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Piqua public safety Levy Q and A

Editor’s Note:The Piqua Daily Call will be publishing a series of Q&A for Piqua’s upcoming .25 percent public safety income tax, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The questions and answers have been provided by City Manager Gary Huff.Q: What additional services have come from the SAFER Grant and how will they be impacted by the passage or failure of the income tax increase?

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Obama’s ‘dumb’ war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading the war to Islamic State targets in Syria as well. With the Pentagon predicting that this latest conflict could rage for three years or longer, Obama is now poised to leav...

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Area Briefs

Holly Jolly Run slatedPIQUA — The annual 5K and 10K Holly Jolly Run is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Piqua PATH. Download your registration form from the Mainstreet Piqua website (go to Event Calendar and click Holly Jolly Run link) or sign up online at www.speedy-feet.com. Same-day registrations also will be accepted. Registration will be held in the lobby of the Municipal Government Complex, 201 W. Water St.L...

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