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Piqua Fire Department to hold open house

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PIQUA — The Piqua Fire Department will be hosting an Open House during Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. This will be a family friendly event to highlight the staff, equipment, and services of the fire department. There will be smoke detector giveaways and a drawing for one girl’s and one boy’s bicycle. Refreshments will be served.Schedule of Events12:00 p.m. – Demonstration of Technical Rope Rescue Team – Rappelling from Aerial1:00 p.m. – Vehicle Extrication – Jaws of Life Demonstration1:30 p.m. – Fire Extinguisher Demonstration2:00 p.m. – CAREFLIGHT Landing3:00 p.m. – Dive Team Demonstration

 

Covington homecoming court selected

The Covington High School homecoming court for 2014 includes, queen candidates (L-R): Ariel Robinson, Morgan Arbogast, Heidi Cron, Raquelle Bowman, Cassidy Cain, Sadie Canan. King candidates (L-R): Drew Schaurer, Ty Boehringer, Ben Miller, Robert Gengler, Matt Carder, Seth Canan. Covington homecoming week begins on Monday with a Community Pep Rally beginning at 7 p.m. at Smith Field where the court will be introduced and homecoming king crowned. Admission if free. The homecoming parade will t...

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Getting back on track

By Rob KiserCall Sports EditorThe Piqua volleyball team got back on track Tuesday night, opening GWOC tournament play with a 25-9, 25-21, 25-16 win over Springboro.It snapped a 1-3 stretch, which included losses to Miamisburg, Troy and St. Henry.“We had gone threw some really tough matches,” Piqua coach Kaila Cook said. “We just worked on (in practice) getting back to playing like we can.”The Lady Indians, 11-7 and...

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Record season for East

By Rob KiserCall Sports EditorIt has been a record breaking season for Miami East boys golf.And now the Vikings stand one tournament from so more history — their first state tournament appearance since 1997.Miami East, Russia, Covington and Versailles — along with Newton’s Brock Jamison — will all compete in the D-III district tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course Thursday with the top two teams and top two individuals on non-...

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Mickelson saves best shot for last

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.Not with a club, but with his words.Mickelson knew this Ryder Cup was a lost cause before it was over. Even though he won his singles match over Stephen Gallacher, another European victory looked imminent. That’s what led Mickelson to say in a television interview, “We had a great formula in ‘08 and I don’t know why we strayed from it. I...

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Still overhwhelmed by fans response

CINCINNATI (AP) — Large, gray shipping envelopes were stacked in Devon Still’s locker on Monday, gifts from fans who are following his daughter’s fight with cancer.The Bengals defensive lineman spent most of his bye week with his 4-year-old daughter Leah, who had surgery to remove a tumor from her abdomen. She has more chemotherapy ahead to attack the cancer in her bone marrow.Leah’s story has gotten international attention and prompted thousands ...

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Tate returns, ready to be the ‘guy’

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Ben Tate’s injured right knee has healed. His confidence was never even bruised.Cleveland’s running back returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since spraining his knee in the first half of the season opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. Wearing a brace for the first time in his career, Tate made several sharp cuts and looked quick during the portion of individual and team drills.Following the workout, which was moved into the in...

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Lady Tigers keep rolling

VERSAILLES — The Versailles volleyball team improved to 18-1 with a 25-11, 25-11, 25-11 win over Covington Monday.Lauren Bruns had 13 kills, two aces and one block.Taylor Winner had nine kills, one block and five aces; while Christa Puthoff had six kills and one block.Janell Mangen dished out 27 assists, while Megan VanSkyock had three.Emily Ruhenkamp had five digs and two aces, while Kristin Langston had four digs.EDISON CC...

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Educational breakfast opportunity

Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — The chiefs of the Piqua fire and police departments will hold a “Breakfast with the Chiefs” event on Thursday morning at the Piqua Bob Evans Restaurant.Chief Bruce Jamison of the Piqua Police Department and Chief Mike Rindler of the Piqua Fire Department will be available to citizens who may have questions or concerns regarding safety services involving both departments and to answer questions regard...

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Visitors from Dominica see Piqua as ‘God’s Country’

By Terry D. WrightFor the Daily CallPIQUA — The beautiful tropical island Dominica is nestled just south-southeast of the Antigua and Barbuda and north-northeast of St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. The landscape includes mountains covered by tropical rainforest, endless hiking trails, and some 40 dive sites and black-sand beaches.

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Governor’s race needs debate

Back in Mid-September, the Columbus Dispatch, doing what big city newspapers do, they commissioned a poll on the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election; you can probably guess the results. Incumbent Governor John Kasich held a 59 percent to 29 percent lead over his Democratic rival, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald. I would think by modern political science standards, a 30-point lead is considered at least one level beyond a “blowout”. This gubernatorial race never r...

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‘Operating system’ a misnomer

“Make new friends“But keep the old.“One is silver“The other gold.”— Written by Sue LynchIn this enormously belabored analogy, let us call the previous iPad operating system the old friend. In a real stretch for the tools of composition, let us laughingly refer to the recently released operating system as the new friend. In reality, the update is friendless. Or, as my thesaurus says, adrift, alienated, d...

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Piqua Arts Council announces more awards

PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council concluded its 22nd Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition on Friday, Sept. 26, with the announcement of a few more awards, including the People’s Choice Award, which was voted on by visitors to the exhibition, and the Piqua Public Library Purchase Awards.The People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by the Arts Council and carries a $100 prize, required visitors to fill out a slip of paper with their favorite piece of artwork. Over 100 vot...

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Area Briefs

Antiques seminar at HaynerTROY — “Men’s and Women’s Fashions in 1914” will be the topic of discussion at an Antiques seminar presented by Dr. Lynn Barnes on at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. The program is free and open to the public.Dr. Barnes, who holds a doctorate degree from The Ohio State University in historic dress of the late 19th century specializing in maritime fashion, will di...

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Commissioners approve amendment for FCFC

MIAMI COUNTY - An amendment was approved for Miami County’s Family and Children First Council to extend the contract with the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County for a parenting class the council hosts through June 30, 2015. The sum for the contract is not to exceed $31,396.Coordinator for the Family and Children First Council Kim McGuirk said that the parenting class, which is free and available to those who do not have any previous record of domestic violence, was largely ...

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Local cross country teams win

WEST MILTON — The Covington boys cross country team finished fourth at the Miami County Invitational Saturday.Covington’s top seven included Nate Dunn, 5, 16:41; Alex Schilling, 9, 16:45; Ryan Ford, 37, 18:49; Conner Ryan, 39, 18:53; Jared Ford, 40, 18:54; Hunter Brumbaugh, 46, 19:18; and Nathan Lyle, 57, 19:37.Piqua finished fifth.The Indians top seven included Andy Mayse, 7, 16:45; Dylan Jacobs, 24, 18:08; Mitchell Bim-Merle, 32, 18:31; Isaiah Ga...

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Piqua golfers compete at GWOC

ARCANUM — The Piqua boys golf team finished 13th at the GWOC tournament at Beechwood Golf Course with a 368 total.Piqua scores were Kenton Kiser 86, Kyle Ingle 91, Cole Graeser 92, Brennan Hicks 99, Derek Jennings 102 and Jon Irvin 126.GIRLS GOLFLady Indiansfinish in 12thARCANUM — The Piqua girls golf team finished 12th in the GWOC tournament at Beechwood Golf Course with a 48...

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