Daily Call- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailycall.com/section/NEWS http://dailycall.com/section/NEWS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:34:13 EST 1800 Covington BOE considers student drug testing policy http://dailycall.com/news/news/150946156/Covington-BOE-considers-student-drug-testing-policy COVINGTON - The Covington Board of Education convened Thursday evening, Dec. 18, discussing a possible student drug testing policy for students in grades 7 through 12. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:42 EST Surprise gift for PJHS student http://dailycall.com/news/news-news_education/150950908/Surprise-gift-for-PJHS-student PIQUA — Piqua Junior High eighth-grader Cordell Daugherty could only dream of taking a 70-pound kayak home from school — but it was not a dream. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:15 EST Fire causes heavy damage to Troy home http://dailycall.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news-photo_gallery/150951711/Fire-causes-heavy-damage-to-Troy-home Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comMelanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — A house fire at 2403 Highland Court killed two small dogs and caused significant damage on Friday afternoon. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:09 EST Hobart’s skating sessions warm up http://dailycall.com/news/news/150948298/Hobarts-skating-sessions-warm-up By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The 2014-2015 Hobart Arena public ice skating sessions are heating up this holiday season. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:53:04 EST Bus driver avoids potential danger http://dailycall.com/news/localnews1/150948865/Bus-driver-avoids-potential-danger Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comCASSTOWN — A bus driver's quick thinking most likely avoided a potentially dangerous situation this week. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:30:12 EST That’s a wrap http://dailycall.com/news/home_top-news/150934257/Thats-a-wrap PIQUA — The Lehman Music Boosters are lending a helping hand to stressed-out holiday shoppers again this Christmas season. The Boosters' Gift Wrap Booth at the Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua has become the largest annual fundraiser for... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:41 EST Discovery students whip up holiday delights http://dailycall.com/news/news_education/150937067/Discovery-students-whip-up-holiday-delights PIQUA — Ashley Lightle, Sidney and Jordan Allen, Covington, recently recently worked as Master Chefs for the day, helping create desserts for the annual Christmas luncheon at the Upper Valley Career Center where they are students in the... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:37 EST Area Briefs http://dailycall.com/news/briefs/150933042/Area-Briefs Piqua city employees to host blood drive Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:11:06 EST Volunteers needed for RSVP http://dailycall.com/news/news/150935305/Volunteers-needed-for-RSVP PIQUA — The Council on Rural Services has many volunteer opportunities available in Miami County for those who are age 55 and over through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:17 EST Exploring the world http://dailycall.com/news/news-news_education/150933237/Exploring-the-world PIQUA — Nicklin Learning Center students got to travel the world Wednesday without stepping a foot outside of their school. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:12 EST Holiday enforcement stepped up http://dailycall.com/news/news/150936741/Holiday-enforcement-stepped-up For the Piqua Daily CAll Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:11 EST Norville to speak at Lehman banquet http://dailycall.com/news/news/150935545/Norville-to-speak-at-Lehman-banquet SIDNEY — Veteran journalist Deborah Norville will be the keynote speaker for Lehman Catholic High School's Annual Foundation Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24. The dinner will be held in the Schlater Family Gym at Lehman Catholic High School in... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:10 EST Trooper, Dispatcher of the Year named http://dailycall.com/news/news/150933242/Trooper-Dispatcher-of-the-Year-named PIQUA – Employees of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post have selected Jordan Monnin as their Trooper of the Year and Krista Storer as their Dispatcher of the Year. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:08 EST Keeping It Real http://dailycall.com/news/news_education/150930113/Keeping-It-Real By Holly McElwee Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:15:05 EST Pride of Workmanship awards presented http://dailycall.com/news/news/150907562/Pride-of-Workmanship-awards-presented PIQUA — Four Piqua area residents received the Pride of Workmanship award presented by the Piqua Rotary Club at its weekly club luncheon recently at Edison Community College. The awards are presented annually to those individuals nominated by a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:18:08 EST Ohio gun legislation passes http://dailycall.com/news/news/150903579/Ohio-gun-legislation-passes COLUMBUS – The Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives voted on and passed gun legislation last week that may open up some restrictions on Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) classes and permits as well as hunting regulations. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:39:04 EST Joy to the world http://dailycall.com/news/home_top-news/150934100/Joy-to-the-world Three-year-old Braxton Wintrow hugs Santa Claus during a visit on Wednesday evening. Wintrow was one of the local children who were paid a visit by Santa and members of the Miami County FOP Lodge 58 and Miami County Victim/Witness staff who were... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:33:12 EST Piqua Class of 1964 enjoy 50th reunion http://dailycall.com/news/news/150626160/Piqua-Class-of-1964-enjoy-50th-reunion PIQUA — One hundred and thirty classmates, spouses and special guests attended the 1964 Piqua Central High School class reunion the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18. Classmates from as far away as South America, Canada and destinations spanning both... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:02:16 EST Doctor attacked by patient http://dailycall.com/news/localnews1/150936858/Doctor-attacked-by-patient Staff ReportsMIAMI COUNTY —A doctor was physically struck in the face by a man at the Behavioral Health Unit at the Upper Valley Medical Center campus on Tuesday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:50:04 EST Fire coverage hot topic http://dailycall.com/news/home_top-news/150920171/Fire-coverage-hot-topic Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comWASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — In an irony of sorts, the discussion regarding fire protection was heated at times during Tuesday's meeting of the Washington Township trustees. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:49:08 EST