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Feathered friend will be missed at Brukner

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By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — Brukner Nature Center lost one of their educational ambassadors, a bald eagle named Alexandria — Alex to many visitors knew her — this week.She was 29.Alexandria came to the center from Alaska in 1988. She was struck by a car and had to have one of her wings amputated from the wrist down. The wrist of a bird is the very last portion of the wing.“Alex had a long and wonderful life while she was here, she was seen by over 4 million people since her arrival to the center,” said Deb Oexmann, executive director of Brukner Nature Center.


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Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:July 12WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?: A deputy responded to 135 Irvington Ave. in Bradford for an animal complaint in reference to a fox in village limits. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Morgan Nolan, owner of the fox.The deputy questioned Morgan about the fox and informed her it is against village ordinance to have the fox as a pet. Morgan informed the deputy that the fox is license...

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Peacock celebrating 90 years

GREENVILLE — The family of Ouida (Root) Peacock would like friends and family to celebate her 90th birthday with a card shower.Ouida will be 90 on Aug. 10, 2014.Ouida and her late husband Lloyd were long-time residents of Pleasant Hill.They have three children: Marcia (Kenneth) Kinsey of McAllen, Texas, Matha (Jerry) Schleinitz of West Milton and Martin (Debbie) Peacock of Eaton. She has seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who reside in Iowa, ...

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Mother tries to leave daughter at Troy P.D.

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY —A frustrated mother whose teen daughter was charged with vandalism tried to abandon her daughter at the Troy Police Department last week.The two juvenile females, one 16 years-old and the other 14 years-old, were charged with misdemeanor vandalism after witnesses observed the two girls throwing rocks near the railroad tracks on Staunton Road around 10 p.m. last Friday. The teens damaged two cars.T...

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BOE approves new staff

By Cecilia FoxFor the Troy Daily NewsTIPP CITY — The Tipp City Board of Education approved the hiring of new staff members, started the bidding process for a new school bus, and approved an emergency resolution for new floors in the high school at its meeting Monday, July 28.The board authorized the expenditure of approximately $47,000 to replace some of the flooring in the high school. According to Superintendent Dr. John Kronour, some of the carpet on ...

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Police bust underage party

Staff ReportsTROY —More than 25 juveniles and 12 adults face charges of either underage consumption or curfew violations after Troy Police Department broke up a large party last week in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Drive in Troy.Troy Police Department was on patrol in the area shortly observed numerous cars in the neighborhood. Troy Police also observed several females running through the neighborhood towards one specific home. An officer spoke to two sub...

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Man charged in sex case

TROY — A Potsdam man is jailed, charged with numerous counts of sexual misconduct relating to a minor.Christopher Hoskins, 30, has been charged with one count of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of compelling prostitution and a few probation violations. Hoskins is alleged to have been prostituting his then 13-year-old victim — whose relationship to him is not certain at this time — since later 2013, according to the Troy Police D...

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Shelter job revisions OK’d

By Allison GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsIn general business, the Miami County Commissioners read an agreement that the county engineer authorized and signed in regards to technical support for the Gasboy system. The agreement with Gilbarco Inc. tracks the fueling transactions for the fuel island at the engineer’s office. The cost will not exceed $198 annually from May 17 of this year to May 17, 2015, and will be paid from Fund 102.The commissioners si...

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Knife wins award for outstanding service.

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comCASSTOWN— Sirens, ladders, helmets and even a fireman’s pole are normal to see in a firehouse, but a local man has these items and more in his home.Rick Knife was nominated for the 2014 National Fire Club Memorial Award for Outstanding Service at its annual convention in Columbus. This award is sponsored by the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America or SPAAM...

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Post 43 goes 2-2 at NABF

Staff ReportsYOUNGSTOWN — After going 2-1 to kick off the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series, Troy Post 43 had a chance on Saturday to qualify for the final few rounds as the wild card team.But the Ohio Glaciers — the eventual champions — played the spoiler role in that final game of pool play, defeating Post 43 8-0 and handing that wild card spot to the NY SAYO Greys, a team Troy had defeated the night before, on the basis of runs total ...

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Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song.Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday.Then his pac...

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Tipp business featured in yarn crawl

TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe & Fibers Too at 17 N. Second St., Tipp City, is one of 17 fabric stores on the I-75 corridor that are taking part in the annual I-75 Yarn Crawl. This year the crawl stretches from Lima all the way to Kentucky and goes from Aug. 5-9.Crawlers get a passport with a map and coupon for each of the participating shops, along with a special tote bag. Passports are used to collect one stamp for each location visited. There are also several raffles for participa...

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Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON (AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM machine.Woods has eight wins at Firestone, one more than Matt Kuchar has won on the PGA Tour. In 15 appearances, he has made $11.06 million, which is roughly the same as Tom Watson has made in four decades on the PGA Tour.OK, that’s not a fair comparison. Wa...

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) —?” The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a filing in U.S. Di...

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Fire, theft happen in same night

By Joyell Nevinsjnevins@civitasmedia.comBETHEL TOWNSHIP — A residence in Bethel Township had to deal with a fire and a theft in the same night last weekend.At 5:09 a.m. July 26, the fire department at Bethel Township, Miami County, received a call about a blaze at 5226 S. State Route 202. The fire caused $56,000 in structural damage to the two-car garage plus content damage, according to Bethel Fire Chief Andy Ehrhart. No one was at home at the time.

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UC’s Legaux coming back strong from injury

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury made Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux face the possibility of never playing football again, he’s talking about starting the first game of the season for the Bearcats.Legaux is overly optimistic, but who could blame him?Considering how far he has come since tearing two ligaments and cartilage in his left knee when he took a low, twisting hit during the second game of last season against Il...

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Man facing charges for urinating on Modell’s grave

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

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Austin eager for fresh start with Browns

BEREA (AP) — Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL.But nagging hamstring injuries got in the way, and the two-time Pro Bowler was released by the Dallas Cowboys after last season.He has a fresh start with the Browns, though. And through the first four days of camp, he’s making the most of it.“Paths happen in life, things happen. You’ve gotta overcome adversity,” Austin...

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