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Hovercrafts return to city

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By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Once again the Hoverclub of America will descend upon the Great Miami River beginning Friday, July 18 (See schedule at end of story) in downtown Piqua.This will be the second year for the Hoverally event to be held around the bridge and “bowl” of the river, which should please both racers and eager-viewing crowds. As racers and cruisers will float a mere 10 inches above either water or land, and will include a host of hovercrafts from commercial to homemade such as those constructed by Edison Community college students, and Sidney Big Brother, Little Brother pair Mark Curtner and Tylor Hawk.

 

Kadri wins 8th Tour stage in entree to Vosges

GERARDMER, France (AP) — In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vincent Nibali extended his lead over his biggest rivals except an important one: Two-time champion Alberto Contador, who sped ahead thinking he might win the stage and trying to test the response of the Italian in the yellow jersey.Contador dueled with Nibali to capture second place at ...

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5 things to watch as Cavs bring in James

By The Associated PressLeBron James’ decision to come home to Cleveland is being hailed as a story about the power of forgiveness and maturity and a victory for a blue-collar Northern city over a destination spot in glitzy Miami. Now that the decision has, finally, been made, what does it mean for the long-struggling team on the court?The four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion left the Heat and returned to the team he left in 2010 largely due to th...

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Post 43 heads to Connie Mack with 10 straight wins

Staff ReportsTROY — Troy Post 43 faced Richmond (Ind.) Post 65 is a nine-inning contest Friday night — the night before the team left for the State Connie Mack Tourney — and pitching was coach Frosty Brown’s focus.“We set a goal to get all the pitchers ready this week, and tonight we used four veteran hurlers to hold Richmond to just five hits and a pair of runs.”Trenton Wood was credited with the win as he worked the middle...

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Frydell wraps up

Staff ReportsTROY — One final match on Saturday morning put the wraps on the 2014 Thomas Frydell Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament.With all of the champions decided on Friday, the lone business to take care of was the girls 18u backdraw final — and Allison Sigler took care of that business, defeating Sierra Verstraten 6-3, 6-2 to claim victory in the final match.Friday’s champion were: boys 14u, Nathan Kleptz; boys 14u backdraw, Jamey Boezi; ...

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The Return: James goes home to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.Like anyone, he changed in four years.The NBA’s biggest star left four summers ago on poor terms, despised by fans who burned his jersey and scorned by an owner who felt betrayed. Cast as a villain, James was on a mission to win an NBA title — “not just one, not two, not three … ” — in M...

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Burning heart

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerSay this for Ryan Brewer — he doesn’t take slights lightly.Just ask former Ohio State football coach John Cooper.Or the Piqua football team.When asked to pick one moment that he’ll most remember from a career with the Troy High School football team that earned him a spot in the inaugural Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, Brewer didn’t select any of his record-breaking moment...

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Local men serve in Guatemala

TIPP CITY — Two local men were assigned to Guatemala to serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Samuel Butler, son of Regan and Pat Butler and a 2010 graduate of Bethel High School, served in the Guatemala City Central Mission from April 2012 until April 2014. While Butler was in Guatemala, the mission area was adjusted and he ended his mission in the Guatemala City South mission.

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State cuts addiction services funds

TROY — A change in schedules by the state will result in a cut of $230,000 in mental health funding to the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, but local recipients of those services will not feel the pinch, at least in the short term.“Our feeling is for individuals with addictions,” said Tri-County Executive Director Mark McDaniel. “So we have used board reserves to back-fill it.”The funding, which is specifically for su...

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Miami County’s Most Wanted

William KeenerLast known location: LauraDate of birth: 10/8/68Height: 5’9”Weight: 155Eye color: BrownHair color: BrownWanted for: Breaking and enteringEric ReedyLast known location: TroyDate of birth: 11/11/78Height: 5’9”Weight: 198Eye color: BlueHair color: BrownWanted for...

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Marriage Licenses

MARRIAGESThomas Lee Paul, 48, of 714 Covington Avenue, Piqua to Cynthia Ann Darnell, 46, of same address.Chad Robery Christian, 25, of 655 Mumford Drive, Troy to Melissa Ann Black, 25, of same address.Ronald Eugene Smith, 53, of 412 Deerwood Drive, Piqua to Jana Lynn Austin, 55, of 14355 Fawndale Drive.Jason Eric Edsall, 40, of 3070 S. Rangeline Road, Ludlow Falls to Angela Marie Foc, 45, of same address.Justin Michael Moritz, 22, of 510 ...

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Kathy Jo Baker

LEICESTER, N.C. — Kathy Jo (Lippincott) Baker, formerly of Troy, more recently of Leicester, N.C., soul was set free on July 4, 2014, in North Carolina, due to a boating accident.Kathy was born March 8, 1955, to Clyde and Vivian Lippincott, who preceded her death.Kathy leaves behind a daughter, Dana (Jeff) Schrader; and her precious grandson, Tristyn of Alexandria, Va. Also left to mourn her passing were two sisters, Kim Lippincott of Troy and Kelly (Roger) Maggert...

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Go wild

By Alexandra NewmanFor the Troy Daily NewsThere’s no better time that a warm summer’s day to make a visit to one Ohio’s zoos to interact with some the world’s wild animals.From monkeys to lions, the zoo offers animal lovers a place to see, hear and sometimes even touch some of the many species represented.The following is a list of Ohio’s animal havens and this year’s times and prices for hanging out with marsupia...

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Champions crowned at Frydell

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Philip Brumbaugh and Ashley Wallace both won singles titles and were part of the champion doubles teams.Ian Stutz lost to his doubles partners in singles for the second straight year, only to win the doubles crown again.In the end, all of the champions were crowned at the Thomas Frydell Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament during a jam-packed day of tennis Friday at Troy Community Park, with one backdraw match sti...

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It’s nice to meet you

There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person’s hand.There can be a lot of psychology at play with a handshake. Most guys overcompensate for their lackluster size and masculinity by squeezing as absolutely hard as they can.Other guys of impressive size and masculine quality also present a problem because they squeeze as hard as they possibly can, too, but they tend to jerk your arm practically out of socket.First, I am not a piece of gym ...

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Moore wins 2nd straight Junior City title

Staff ReportsTROY — There was plenty of movement up and down the eight-person field during the final round of the Junior City Golf Championships.All except in one spot — first place.Troy Moore, last year’s champion and the leader after Thursday’s opening round, held off a second-day charge by Troy High School teammate Grant Kasler, maintaining his start-to-finish lead and winning his second straight Junior City title Friday at Miami Sho...

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Post 43 rallies, routs rival Piqua

Staff ReportsTROY — With arch rival Troy Post 43 looking for its ninth straight win, Piqua Post 184 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.It was the last time Troy was behind in the game.Post 43’s pitching kept Piqua in check the rest of the way, and a seven-run fourth inning put Troy on top for good as Post 43 ran its record on the season to 26-11 with a convincing 10-2 victory Thursday night at Duke Park.Things started off w...

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Italy’s Trentin wins 7th Tour leg in photo finish

NANCY, France (AP) — Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year. Fellow Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey. U.S. rider Tejay van Garderen, a solid all-around rider with an outside shot at the title, crashed late in the stage and lost more than a minute in the title chase....

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