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Press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONMiami County deputies responded to 4415 Scarff Road in Bethel Twp. on 10/22/14 on the report of a missing person. The person being reported missing was Joseph R. Graley III (DOB: 4/16/83) who was the lone resident of the 4415 Scarff Road residence.


Edwards, Newman surprises of NASCAR’s Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR’s new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a few surprises.Among them? Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman, two drivers few predicted would still be eligible at this stage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship....

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College player fights tumor for moment on court

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She’s moving slowly today.The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed.Not a chance. Since her diagnosis a year ago, she makes sure no opportunity gets w...

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Another big win looks accessible for OSU

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comIt’s not easy to get out of Penn State with a victory. Ohio State has won five times and lost five times there since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993.It’s also not easy to get into State College, Pa., where Penn State is located.State College is an attractive small city of 41,000 with a downtown that screams college town. It is surrounded by farmland in every direction and mountains that look a l...

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Hayner offers fall classes

TROY — Fall classes for children and adults are forming now at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Opportunities abound to have fun, learn a new skill, or give the gift of an experience to a child or loved one. Class openings and fees vary according to the class. Classes are held at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 W. Main St., Troy.The Hayner is currently offering a variety of classes including art history, painting, drawing, and pottery. The fine crafts of knitting, croc...

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Ohio average gas price drops below $3COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s average gas price has dropped below $3 for the first time in nearly four years.A gallon of regular gasoline in Ohio averaged $2.99 Friday, according to auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The last time Ohio’s average gas price dropped below $3 was on Dec. 10, 2010.AAA says it’s typical for gas prices to drop during the last months of t...

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Area briefs

Comedy comes to WACO Lecture SeriesTROY — On Nov. 13, Danny Mortensen, former air traffic controller, will speak at WACO Air Museum, 7 p.m., as part of the Aviation Lecture Series.Mortensen will share “Confessions of an Ex-Air Traffic Controller: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Airport.” These humorous stories will come from misadventures over his 48 years of aviation. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.Danny Mortensen is a...

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Solving our spending problem

This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until Dec. 7. That’s why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have questions about the Medicare Open Enrollment period or are experiencing issues with receiving benefits. For more information about services available to seniors in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District, please call (937) 339-1524 or visit our “Services for Seniors” webpa...

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Police reports

Information provided by Miami County Sheriff’s Office.Oct. 15VEHICLE BREAK-IN: Two residents in the 2300 block of Black Oak Drive, Troy, reported their vehicle being broke into.One resident stated her wallet was missing as well as a set of Beats headphones. The other resident had no missing items but the glove box was also open and articles disturbed.BRANDT BIKE PARTS STOLEN: The owner of a motorcycle reported theft of property in the 8500 block...

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Scarff Road homicide victim identified

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office have identified the victim found dead in the yard of his home on Scarff Road, near New Carlisle on Thursday.Miami County Sheriff’s Office press release identified the victim as 31 year-old Joseph R. Graley III.

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Support Dee Gillis for State Senate

To the Editor:It is my honor and pleasure to strongly endorse Dee Gillis for Ohio Senate. Dee Gillis is a life-long resident of the Miami Valley region and has a strong record of public service and support for her community.Dee has spent a lifetime in the Miami Valley and has earned my respect and my vote because of her lifetime of hard work and her integrity. I support Dee’s candidacy because I know she will put the interests of the Miami Valley a...

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Tippecanoe wins in shootout

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY – For Tippecanoe goalkeeper Dylan Shomper, daydreams became a reality.After 110 minutes of soccer — and even five shooters apiece in a shooutout — couldn’t decide a winner, Shomper scored the sixth shootout goal for the Red Devils then made a save on the ensuing Monroe shot, giving the Red Devils (13-5-1) a thrilling 1-0 victory in the Division II boys soccer district title game Thursday at Sid...

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Agencies conduct sex offender check

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Officials from several law enforcement agencies conducted a county-wide sweep of all 167 registered sex offenders on Thursday.Miami County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and all local police departments, including the Piqua Police Department, knocked on doors to verify addresses of sex offenders in the area.Beginning this year, Miami County Sheriff’s Office now conducts sex o...

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MU board discusses curriculum, safety

By Misty BrownFor the Weekly Record HeraldWEST MILTON — The Milton Union Board of Education meeting on Oct. 20 directed much of its attention upon the focus of “increasing rigor” in student’s curriculum.Superintendent Dr. Virginia Rammel expressed that “their main objective is to train and challenge teachers to raise the bar of expectation and to support and demonstrate new learning based upon the specific needs of the student....

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Troy girls hope to earn state berth

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comTROY — Kevin Alexander has spent so much time going over the numbers this week, he’s no longer sure if he’s crunching them or they are crunching him.“I told my girls not to get too uptight about it,” the Troy girls cross country coach said. “I told them to let me do the worrying and they need to just go out and run. Honestly, I would rather go out and do the running than worry about the num...

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Writer suppors library renewal levy

To the Editor:As a lifelong West Milton and Union Township resident, I encourage a “yes” vote for our Milton-Union Public Library on Nov. 4. Our local community library offers many services to area residents, including extensive children’s programming, adult programming, local history and genealogy resources, and many books, DVDs, audiobooks, and even e-books and e-readers. Maintaining our local public library is so important for the quality of li...

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Courthouse dome work continues

MIAMI COUNTY — Many county residents have noticed that the courthouse dome looks different, which is part of a renovation project.Recent inspections of the courthouse dome by restoration personnel resulted in a recommendation that it be painted this year. The restoration is to minimize existing paint deterioration from daily UV and environmental conditions which can result in a costly and extensive dismantling of the dome for restoration.

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