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Young photographer to have shot in magazine

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For the Troy Daily NewsRESTON, Va. — Ranger Rick magazine and the National Wildlife Federation have announced that Noah Brush, age 8, of Troy, has been named one of the winners of Ranger Rick magazine’s “Your Best Shots” Photo Contest.The award is given to photographers under 13 who best advance the mission of the magazine with spectacular eye-popping nature photographs.Brush’s photo of a polar bear swimming at the Columbus Zoo was selected by NWF judges out of thousands of entries for publication in the August 2014 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.

 

Gump grabs reserve champion at state fair

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterCOLUMBUS — The road to and from Columbus is becoming a well worn path for the Gump family of Fletcher.Colin Gump, 18, of Fletcher, earned Reserve Grand Champion at the 2014 Ohio State Fair market lamb exhibition on July 23.Gump earned the Grand Champion market lamb at the 2013 Ohio State Fair.Nearly 700 market lambs were part of the Ohio State Fair market lamb exhibition. The market lamb show was judged ...

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Editorial roundup

According to the Eau Claire Leader Telegram: No subject exempt from political arenaIt’s ironic that Republicans in an election year are practically tripping over themselves in their zeal to scrub the Common Core academic standards that almost every state adopted before the political pushback began.The irony is that these standards were implemented in the first place to address a major problem under former Republican President George W. Bush’s No Ch...

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Area briefs

Going ‘bats’ at BruknerTROY — Brukner Nature Center will present “Bats” from 2-3 p.m. Saturday.Join participants as they explore the diversity and natural history of bats found around Ohio and discover the amazing service they provide to us and our ecosystem that is guaranteed to not disappoint.This event is free with admission to the center; BNC members are free.Literacy council to meet...

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Property transfers

HUBER HEIGHTSInverness Group Inc. to Mark Smith, one lot, $235, 100.Inverness Group Inc. to Richard Kearns and Tiffany Kearns, one lot, $216, 700.Patricia Musick and Terry Musick to Janice Wilson and Kenneth Wilson, one lot, $120,000.City of Huber Heights to Dec Land Co., one lot, $0.00.Carriage Trails at the Heights and Dec Land to Mi Homes of Cincinnati, one lot, $34, 000.Carriage Trails at the Heights and De...

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Meet Athena

Athena is a 1 1/2-year-old female, Pit bull mix. She is the Miami County Animal Shelter’s longest resident — she has been there almost two months now. She came as a stray and was never reclaimed by her owner. This sweet girl has watched so many dogs around her find forever homes of their own and she still waits for one of her very own. Athena is a friendly and energetic girl. She loves to get outside and chase a ball. Athena doesn’t know a stranger, and is eager to make frie...

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Edison to host speaker series

TROY — Beginning in August, Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) will host a special mini series featuring three presentations that focus on various not-for-profit leadership principles. Each session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua campus.“Edison’s Academy for Community Leadership is a unique entity of the Edison Foundation which has connected us to the surrounding not-for-profit c...

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Marheines celebrating 60th anniversary

TROY — Sixty years of marriage will be celebrated by the Rev. Allen and Carel Marheine of Troy on Aug. 7.The Marheines were married on Aug. 7, 1954, in the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Oshkosh, Wisc.Following the Rev. Marheine’s ordination in 1956, he and Carol served a farm congregation northwest of Milwaukee and then they began a new church in Grafton, Wisc.

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Fair royalty crowned

By Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsSiblings Justin and Krissy Parke were crowned the 2014 Junior Fair King and Queen at this year’s contest.The contest, which was held in the Duke Lundgard Youth Building, had a total of 21 contestants. Tyler Quinn, Dalton Schreadley and Clark Wintrow competed for the prince title, while Justin Furrow, Justin Parke, Philip Persinger and Corey Shiltz competed for king.Katelyn Hall, Sienna Mader, Madis...

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Art adventure set for Saturday

For the Troy Daily NewsTIPP CITY — The Children’s Art Adventure — set for Saturday — is a themed arts festival for children in the area.The event will be hosted by the Tipp City Area Arts Council and offers activities for children ages 3-14 from the Miami Valley and surrounding communities, and gives them a chance to explore many forms of art.The theme of the festival is called “PLAY!” and it gives children a change...

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Fifty Shades of Red and Gray

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — One never can tell what it’s going to take to get someone’s juices flowing.For some, it’s a candlelit dinner. For others, it may be a long walk on the beach under a full moon. For other’s still, it may be a romantic novel like E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”For some, it may be Troy football.Hey … you say “to-may-to,” we...

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Reds snap 7-game skid, win 1-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto made one modest run enough to end a long losing streak.Cueto fanned nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game losing streak.Cincinnati ended its longest losing streak in five years by getting several good defensive plays and another dominating performance by its All-Star start...

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Langer takes 8-shot lead at Senior British Open

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199.The 56-year-old German matched the Champions Tour record for the largest 54-hole lead in a 72-hole event set by Jack Nicklaus in the 1991 Senior PGA. At 14 under, Langer also tied the tournament 54-hole record set by Carl Mason at 14-under 196 in 2003 at Turnberry.After opening with rounds of ...

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Nibali set to win Tour

PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual t...

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Harvick grabs Brickyard 400 pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The season-long rivalry between Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske heads into the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kevin Harvick will try to crash their party.Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski swept the top three spots in qualifying, setting up what could be a showdown between the most dominant teams so far this season.Harvick, who picked up his fourth pole of the season Sunday, already has two wins this season but wa...

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Gordon still a threat to win at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebratio...

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Dalton’s future with Bengals secure … for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

BEREA (AP) — There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.On the first day of training camp, Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at the popular and polarizing quarterback who electrified college football and who may one day lead Cleveland back to pro football glory.They all came to see Johnny Manziel.

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