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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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