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Crash claims live of Covington woman

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Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comTROY - A Monday afternoon crash at the intersection of State Route 41 and Washington Road has claimed the life of a Covington-area resident.Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call of a motor vehicle crash at 12:31 p.m. Preliminary crash reconstruction reports indicate that a 2004 Buick sedan operated by Melinda S. Flory, 61, of State Route 718, near Covington, was northbound on Washington Road at the intersection of State Route 41 when it was struck broadside by a 2010 Toyota Scion that was traveling east on State Route 41. The Scion was operated by Rachel B. Davis, 25, of near Piqua.

 

Rangeline Road house explosion under investigation

The front wall of a home at 9235 North Rangeline Road was blown out by an explosion on Monday morning. Covington and Bradford fire departments responded to the call of a house fire just before 10 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies and first fire units on the scene saw the front wall explode outward into the front yard. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. No one was injured. The state fire marshal has been summoned to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire and explosion. No...

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Piqua recognized for performance management focus

Washington, DC —The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce that Piqua is being recognized for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Achievement from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics™.“The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management,” said Randall H. Reid, ICMA Director of Performance Initiatives. “Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications have demonstrated le...

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Adams announces recognition of McCulloch

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Richard Adams (R-Troy) announced Friday that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) has approved the placement of a bust of former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, William Moore McCulloch, in the great hall outside the House Chamber in the Ohio Statehouse. Adams now holds the seat of the district that was held by McCulloch.McCulloch was born in 1901, in Holmesville. After receiving his law degree from The Ohio State University,...

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Column returns with new writer, lots of news

Covington is back in the news — or maybe I should say the Covington news is back! After a several-month hiatus, “Calling Around Covington” returns to provide you, dear reader, with the latest happenings and activities in and around our village. You may notice there is a new face and name on this column. I am Alex Moore, the former columnist’s older brother. Kyle will start teaching full-time this fall in the English department at Tippecanoe High, and with his coaching ...

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Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, ...

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Computer corruption causes massive interruption

After years of almost always doing what I ask, my computer sent me a little message in revolt. As nearly as I could tell, the gist of the message was that my formerly semi-obedient computer would not open a file because the decoding blah blah blah or that the file was corrupted by blah blah blah or that, and I suppose this is entirely possible, the computer just didn’t feel like opening the stupid file.

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The heart of summer

Earlier this week, our nation paused for a few days to celebrate one of memorable passages of Summer, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. For many a baseball fan, the All-Star Game represented the high water market of that time out of school, an opportunity to stay up a little later than usual with my collection of baseball cards to watch the best childhood heroes face off against one another. The menagerie of uniforms of players who fight and claw against each other 162 games a year, co...

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Eco-Splorers hit the trails

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County children racked up dozens of miles on the Miami County bike path this week as part of Eco-splorers’ annual Bike Trail Discovery week which concluded Friday.Children of all ages hopped on their bikes to see nature from two wheels along the bike path from Eldean Bridge all the way down to Five Rivers Metro Parks Englewood dam on Friday.Bike riders were also schools on bike path etiqu...

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Evening on the Canal to feature period travelers

By Terry D. WrightPIQUA — The Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Historic Site will again be hosting the annual Evening on the Canal at the largest historical tourist attraction in Miami County at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.Guests will travel on an original part of the Miami and Erie Canal just as canawlers did in the 1840s.“Join us for an evening that takes you back to the time the world moved at four miles an hour and at the end of a towrope. We wi...

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Hovercraft visit Piqua

A group of racers vie for the lead during a Saturday afternoon heat of the Hovercraft of America Rally in Piqua on the Great Miami River.

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Covington BOE agrees to contract

Allison C. GallagherFor the Daily CallCOVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education chose to approve the contract put forth by the Covington Education Association, or CEA, Thursday night during their meeting.The only member of the school board who chose not to vote for it, Brad Hall, stated that his opposition came because of some wording that he felt violated a teacher’s freedom of choice.“In one part of the contract, there is a pa...

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Remembering, “One small step …”

Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comEARTH - July 20 marks the 45th anniversary of perhaps the greatest achievement of man.On this date in 1969, three astronauts were orbiting the moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin had blasted off from Earth three days earlier, aboard Apollo 11. Their mission was to become the first human beings to set foot on the moon.Tha...

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Post 184 falls to Troy Post 43

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — The Piqua Post 184 American Legion baseball team came up short in its hopes to advance to state tournament, with losses to Troy Post 43 and Sidney Post 217 over the weekend.Piqua found itself in a 5-0 deficit for the second straight night — albeit different circumstances — iand couldn’t battle out of a big hole in a 7-4 loss to Troy Post 43 at Sidney High School Fr...

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Miami County 4-H Clubs’ host BBQ fundraiser

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterMIAMI COUNTY - Leave the cooking to the experts and the clean-up to the 4-H kids at the annual Miami County 4-H Barbecue next Saturday.The annual Miami County 4-H Barbecue begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Shredded barbecued pork and beef sandwiches prepared by Chuck Lyons as well as chips, pop, cookies, ice cream and pie will be available throughout the event. All proceeds benefit Miami County 4-H clubs....

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Work and play

Lynn and Keith Ciriegio of Piqua pick up trash along the Great Miami River as hovercraft zoom past during the annual POWW river cleanup in Piqua on Saturday.

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Stillwell family welcomes daughter

Mark and Megan Stillwell, of Piqua, announce the birth of a daughter, Piper Stillwell, born on May 6, 2014, Piqua, and weighted 7 lbs. and 20 inches in length.Piper was welcomed by siblings Amber, Grady, and Knox.Grandparents are Dennis and Cindy Penrod, of Piqua, Mark and Shelley Chapman, of Troy, Pat and Carol Stillwell, of Fla.

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Wittenberg University Students make Spring 2014 Dean’s List

SPRINGFIELD - Committed to academic excellence, Wittenberg University regularly recognizes students who maintain high educational standards. The following students maintained a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the 2014 spring semester and earned a place on the Dean’s List. Korinne Digel, class of 2016, of Troy...

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