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Veterans’ wing opens at Troy Care

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Allison C. Gallagheragallagher@civitasmedia.comUnder the warm August sun Wednesday, Troy Mayor Mike Beamish, community members, veterans and residents at Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center celebrated the grand opening of the veterans’ wing.Alisha Metz, the director of nursing for the center, said that there are 28 veterans who live at the center, 20 of whom are long-term residents and eight who are short term patients.“We have veterans living throughout the building, but decided to remodel a hall just for them so they could share a community with other veterans and have that camaraderie,” she said.


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Bates joins practice TROY — Jody Bates, CNP, has joined Stanfield Family Care in Troy.Bates is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan’s Nurse Practitioner program. She has certifications toward acute and primary family care; such as trauma nursing, pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. She is also NIH Stroke and telemetry certified.Nurse practitioners are clinical medical professionals who provide care in collaboratio...

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TCT announces cast for production

TROY — Troy Civic Theatre director Jennifer Kaufman has announced the cast for season opener “Moon Over Buffalo.” Cast members include:George — Dave NickelCharlotte — Jessica SubaRosalind — Tina HayesPaul — Derek DunaventEthel — Terressa KnochRichard — Steve DietrichHoward — Andrew ShamblinEileen — Bonnie Littlejohn

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Mirror images

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Their offenses pulled the same tricks and created almost identical opportunities.And their defenses made sure those chances never found a home in the net.For Troy and Northmont, Wednesday night’s game was like facing mirror images of each other — and the final score indicated as much, as well, as the Trojans and Thunderbolts both left the field on Troy Memorial Stadium forced to settle for a 0-0 dra...

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Rotary partners with LCC for school supplies

TROY — It takes planning and focus to get ready to go back to school, and Lincoln Community Center helped make the whole process more fun for over 100 area students this year.During their second annual “Back to School Bash” on Aug. 17, Lincoln Community Center provided critical school supplies and haircuts to make sure all the students would look and feel their best for the first day of school on Aug. 20.

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Today• DINE TO DONATE: Brukner Nature Center will have spirit night at the Waffle House in Troy from 2-9 p.m. The Waffle House will donate a percentage of all sales to help support the wildlife ambassadors. No flier is needed, just mention you are eating for Brukner Nature Center.Thursday• TENDERLOIN SANDWICH: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a tenderloin sandwich with fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p....

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TCUAW kicks off campaign

TIPP CITY — Tipp City Area United Way’s 2014 annual campaign kicks off Sept. 1 with a goal of $200,000.Campaign chair Zack Jacobs announced, “It was very uplifting to exceed our goal last year. Some of the credit is due to increased giving through our Employee Giving Campaigns. Combine that with our usual community support and we are hoping for a successful campaign, but we can o...

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The French Connection

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — The French word for gymnastics is “gymnastique,” which is significant to the history of Troy High School athletics, because perhaps the greatest gymnast in school history was convinced to try the sport while sitting in a freshman French class.“I remember I was talked out of wrestling in my ninth grade French class,” Mike Lyons said. “I had wrestled in junior high and figured...

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Boehner impresses women’s group

To the Editor:The Ohio Federation of Republican Women recently hosted a teleconference with Speaker John Boehner.Our membership came away very impressed with his understanding of outreach to women. While Democrats have tried to blind and distract with a phony “war on women,” and the president presides over an anemic recovery and stagnant family wages, Speaker Boehner and the GOP grasp that pocketbook issues are what is most important.

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Colts, Bengals happy with starters’ showing so far

CINCINNATI (AP) — Robert Mathis might as well enjoy it.The Colts linebacker will get to play the final preseason game on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Then he begins a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.He claims he used a fertility drug to help his wife get pregnant.The Colts (0-3) won’t be allowed to have any contact with Mathis while he’s susp...

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.Three members of Congress wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Go...

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Counting the birthdays that truly matter

At some point in the past two decades, I stopped counting my birthdays — because really, once you hit 21, the legal age at which you can apply for a provisional licence to drive a large passenger vehicle or heavy goods vehicle, it’s all downhill from there.In recent years, however, I have started counting my mother’s birthdays (which, considering the amount of math involved, is a pretty big deal).

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NFL suspends Gordon for 2014 season

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril.The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.The NFL, though, came d...

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Football has prominent role in Naval Academy life

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comThere are few universities where football is as deeply embedded in the culture as at the Naval Academy.And few people have had as close-up of a view as retired admiral Tom Lynch, a Lima Central Catholic graduate who played football there with Roger Staubach and returned to the academy as its superintendent three decades later.In good years, not so good years and even in really down years, Navy pours on the pagean...

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Several teams relying on transfers at QB

By The Associated PressThere will be familiar faces playing quarterback at some not-so-familiar places this season.Here are several quarterbacks who transferred and will be making debuts with their new teams this year:Michael Brewer, Virginia Tech: A preseason back injury hindered Brewer’s hopes of emerging as Texas Tech’s starting quarterback last year, and he assumed a backup role upon his return. With Davis Webb entrenched as Texas Tech’s ...

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Kenseth likes title chances despite lack of wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth was a five-time winner this time last year and an established championship threat. He doesn’t feel any less confident about his title chances this season even though he has not visited Victory Lane.Kenseth goes into Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend winless, but ranked a solid fifth in the Sprint Cup standings. With just two races remaining to set the 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, Kenseth should make it in o...

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Blind educator shares story of perseverance

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Ron Derry is used to sharing his story with middle school students, in fact he was a teacher for 18 years before he lost his vision.Despite being blind, Derry shared his story of perseverance, trust and even stories of how others took advantage of his weakness with Van Cleve Sixth Grade on Wednesday.“That’s the choice I had to make was that I was going to go on with my life and not to...

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Milton’s Ginn picks up 100th win

Staff ReportsDAYTON — The young Milton-Union volleyball team gave coach Bill Ginn a great getting-to-know-you present Tuesday night as the Bulldogs swept Northridge 25-12, 25-18, 25-11 in their Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division opener on the road.The win was Ginn’s 100th as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

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