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Firearms ordinance, ODOT work on agenda

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Staff Reports Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to consider amending its ordinance related to carrying firearms as well as several street improvement projects around the city of Troy.The first reading of O-22-2014 to amend ordinance relating to carrying fire arms will be held on Monday.


One woman killed in two-car accident in Troy

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY - One woman was killed at the intersection of Washington Rd and State Route 41 after her car was T-boned by a SUV in Troy on Monday afternoon.According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, the deceased woman’s family has not yet been notified at this time. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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Tipp man participates in rally

Mike Ullery | Civitas MediaGraham Spencer of Tipp City, No. 77, negotiates the race course on the Great Miami River in Piqua on Saturday during the Hovercraft of America Rally.

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‘Pen’ pals

By Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsWEST MILTON — Pen pals have been writing letters for centuries. However, today’s technology has made the weeks-long wait for a letter a relic of the past, and provides more expedient opportunities to connect.National Guardsman Rusty Chrisman, Specialist 4, works at the West Milton Optical, where he recently returned after spending a year deployed in Afghanistan. Prior to his deployment, he developed a s...

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Lunch Bunch offers meals, books and check-ups

By Allison C. GallagherRecord Herald Writerallisoncgallagher@yahoo.comWEST MILTON – This year’s 5/2 Lunch Bunch program has partnered up with the Milton-Union Library and Miami County Dental Clinic to provide children and their families with nutritious meals over the summer, books to keep reading, and free dental check-ups.

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Pet of the Week

Athena is a 1 1/20-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 fri...

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A big thank you for support

To the Editor:This letter is to say thank you to the many local businesses and individuals in Troy who supported the recent spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit in remembrance of Sharon Weyant.Your generosity, in both donations and advertising, helped raise the necessary funds to allow our daughter Megan to participate in her fourth Susan G. Koman 3 Day. The 3-Day is a 60 mile walk in three days to raise awareness and money for breast cancer resea...

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Restaurant inspections

Restaurant inspections are performed in the county by Miami County Public Health, except in Piqua, which has its own health department. Miami County Public Health can be reached at (937) 573-3500, by email at or on the website at inspection reports were provided by Miami County Public Health.June 30

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Troy’s 1,000-yard club exclusive, prestigious

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Not only is it one of the most exclusive clubs in Troy history — only 30 different members have been inducted since 1897 — it is one of the most prestigious, as well.“I think 1,000 is the number every running back who has come through Troy has tried to get to,” said former Troy High School football coach Steve Nolan, who produced bumper crops of 1,000-yard rushers the way Fulton F...

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Miami County 4-H Clubs’ host BBQ fundraiser

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterMIAMI COUNTY - Leave the cooking to the experts and the clean-up to the 4-H kids at the annual Miami County 4-H Barbecue next Saturday.The annual Miami County 4-H Barbecue begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Shredded barbecued pork and beef sandwiches prepared by Chuck Lyons as well as chips, pop, cookies, ice cream and pie will be available throughout the event. All proceeds benefit Miami County 4-H clubs....

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Marriage Licences

Nicholas Kent McCrabb, 25, of 373 Darst Road in Dayton to Sarah Marie Little, 25, of 3285 Dogwood Drive in Troy.Tyler Allen Hill, 18, of 1728 Hunters Ridge Drive in Troy to Kaitlyn Pearl Hooker, 20, of 125 Mound Street in Sidney.Michelle Thomas Kiser, 22, of 1002 W. North Street in Piqua to Danielle Kinsinger Borror, 24, of same address.Ronald Wayne Head, 49, of 5870 Phillip Drive in Tipp City to Sheryl Eugenia Leiter, 49, of same address.Logan Mitc...

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It’s Mack-ademic

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCASSTOWN — In a day and age in which the term “student-athlete” is quickly becoming something of an oxymoron, Angie Mack is living proof is is possible to strike a balance between the classroom and the athletic fields.

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Practice makes perfect

Mike Ullery | Civitas MediaRick Trotter of Troy throws up a “rooster tail” as he cuts the corner on a slalom course in Piqua on Thursday. Trotter is a member of the Piqua Boat & Ski Club who was practicing on their course near the old power plant.

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ODOT plans projects for city

Staff ReportTROY — On Thursday, members of the streets and sidewalks committee recommended to move forward with two Ohio Department of Transportation projects for the city of Troy. Both projects will be on Monday’s council agenda.The first project requested by ODOT is to perform maintenance work on the State Route 41 bridge over I-75 in 2019 at no cost to the city of Troy. It will include new expansion joints, backwalls, sealing concrete surfaces and...

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Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley.A spokesman for the Carlton Complex Fire, Jacob McCann, said Friday that the fire “ran quite a bit” on Thursday and officials were also able to get a better handle on its size. It blackened 260 square miles by Friday morning, up dramatically from the last est...

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Unoccupied home damaged by fire

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — The Troy Fire Department is still investigating what caused a fire at 390 W. Peterson Road, Troy, on Thursday.According to Troy Fire Department Assistant Chief Gary Stanley, the fire is still under investigation and arson has not been ruled out.A passer-by reported the fire at 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The home had been vacant for several years.A buyer recently purchased the home two weeks ago, yet...

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Covington BOE agrees to contract

Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsThe Covington Board of Education chose to approve the contract put forth by the Covington Education Association, or CEA, Thursday night during their meeting.The only member of the school board who chose not to vote for it, Brad Hall, stated that his opposition came because of some wording that he felt violated a teacher’s freedom of choice.“In one part of the contract, there is a part about teac...

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Volunteers clean up river

Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — An armada of canoes and kayaks moved down the Great Miami River on Friday, sweeping everything it its path.The armada, spearheaded by the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District, was part of the 2014 Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River Watershed event.Friday’s event began just below the dam in Piqua with teams of canoeists paddling their way downstream, searching for track and debris,...

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