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United Way campaign to kick off

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TROY — The United Way thermometer is about to take its place of prominence on Prouty Plaza.United Way of Troy will hold its 2014 campaign kick-off at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 on Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy.Executive director Richard Bender will be joined by campaign co-chairs Rob Davis and Maurice Sadler, United Way board members, community leaders, local agency representatives and supporters at the annual celebration.

 

Gospel family comes to Piqua

PIQUA — Gospel family group The Talleys is coming to Piqua Christian Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The east Tennessee family’s style of progressive southern gospel has kept them at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the “Talley” sound are their arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals.The Talleys’ said their top priority in concert is to lift up Christ in their music while presenting the message with cla...

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Fireworks canceledCOVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy fireworks display, which was scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1, has been canceled. All other Fort Rowdy Gathering activities will continue.Rose receives awardTROY — Local Allstate agency owner Patty Rose received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for her commitment to helping others and community service. Because of her outstanding volunteerism, The Allstate F...

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Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.Stewart read from a statement that, his team said, he wrote himself. He spoke just under 2 1/2 minutes, pausing several times to compose himself. He took no question...

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Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M’s Hill

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it.After Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill shredded No. 9 South Carolina for 511 yards passing on Thursday, breaking Manziel’s single-game school record, the Browns rookie QB acknowledged that his replacement in College Station had more than earned some respect and attention.Manziel posted “KENNY FOOTBALL” on his Twitter account and later gave Hill a...

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Prediction: OSU will avoid upset even without Miller

By Jim NaveauCivitas MediaBALTIMORE — Michael Jordan. Drew Brees. Bo Jackson. Charles Barkley. Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski. Adrian Peterson. Albert Pujols and Roger Clemens.That is an impressive list of athletes. And one of the things they share in common is that all of them have been operated on by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery to repair Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s throwing shoulder on Tuesday.The 72-year-old An...

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No. 5 Ohio State launches season against Navy

BALTIMORE (AP) — Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo found the routine of watching film of fifth-ranked Ohio State to be cause for consternation as Saturday’s season opener drew closer.“It seems like every time I turn on the tape that team gets better,” Niumatalolo said. “Ohio State has always gotten great players, but Coach (Urban) Meyer has taken their recruiting to another level since he got there. There are phenomenal athletes at every position on the ...

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Vikings keep CCC streak alive

Staff ReportsNEW MADISON — Miami East volleyball kept its winning streak in Cross County Conference play alive Thursday night, sweeping Tri-Village 25-11, 25-11, 25-4 on the road for its first win of the season.Jonni Parker led the Vikings with nine kills and five aces, Kyndall Hellyer added four kills, three aces and three blocks, Noel Dalton had nine assist and five aces and Anna Kieseweter had 10 digs.Miami East (1-3, 1-0) travels to Troy today for an...

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Edison seeks alumni for mentoring program

PIQUA — Edison Community College’s Alumni Association is piloting a new Alumni Mentoring Program for current Edison students. Beginning this fall, the program aims to prepare students for the transition from college to their professional lives; foster student networking opportunities, which can potentially lead to employment; and streamline the change from student status to active alumni association membership.The College is currently seeking applications from alumni of...

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Area art teachers display work

Allison C. Gallagheragallagher@civitasmedia.comTROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center decided to try something different this year. On display until Oct. 5, community members are free to look at art created by current and former Troy art teachers.“Creative Expressions Beyond the Classroom: Works of Troy Visual Art Teachers” debuted on Aug. 5.The cultural center holds an annual art show for Troy students, and decided this year to in...

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Dedicated to public service

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Public Health’s new commissioner Dennis Propes has served both his country and his community in a variety of ways.Propes began his service on Aug. 4.Propes, a resident of Xenia, most recently served as the public health commissioner in the city of Sharonville. Propes said he was looking for a new career opportunity closer to his home in Greene County when the Miami Coun...

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Suds, faith found at California laundromat

KRYSTA FAURIAAssociated PressHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting rou...

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Wrongful imprisonment

This case began in 2010, when United States marshals had a warrant to arrest Rodney Williams. Acting on a reasonable belief that that they would find him at Yanko Mansaray’s house, the marshals entered and searched for Williams. Instead of Williams, they found a large quantity of ecstasy pills.Based on this evidence – which Mansaray filed a motion to suppress at trial – Mansaray was convicted of a drug offense and a related offense and sentenced to 11 years in pri...

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Today• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, are $10.• PIZZA NIGHT: Pizza night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.• BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at One Call Now, 726...

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Troy JV soccer routs West Carrollton

Staff ReportsTROY — The Troy JV boys soccer team had little trouble with West Carrollton Thursday night, defeating the Pirates 7-0 at Ferguson Field.Brandon Lewis led the way with two goals and an assist, while Spencer Hinderman, Tyler Mauk, Collin Hubbell, Spencer Covault and Peyton Hampton each scored a goal. Luke Johnson had two assists and Alex Del Cid had one assist.

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Troy wins 2 straight

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Three days, two matches — but time on the court all three days.On Wednesday, the Trojans edged Greenville 3-2 in their Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division opener — a match in which all five spots went to three sets.“It was a big win to start GWOC North play,” Goldner said. “The match took two days to complete because of thunder and lightning on Tuesday, with all of the m...

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Princesses wantedCASSTOWN — All princesses are invited to a day of pampering and learning how to be a princess. Miami East High School’s FFA and Pride In M.E. invite young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day on Sept. 13 in the Miami East High School cafeteria.Princesses are asked to arrive at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. No reservations are needed.A $10 cash fee per princess will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefi...

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Vanderhorst marks 80 years

MINSTER — Norb Vanderhorst of Minster will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house, hosted by his daughter and son-in-law, Sept. 14, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. at 1373 Kelch Road, Russia.Vanderhorst was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Minster, to John and Nettie (Zumberge) Vanderhorst, who are now deceased. He married Patricia Merkle on Aug. 12, 1967. She passed in 1978.He has a daughter and son-in-law, Dina and Jim Marchal, of Russia; two sisters and brothers-in-law, M...

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