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Troy resident meets relatives in Germany

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By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comTROY — Visiting the home village of his German great-great-grandfather was at the top of genealogy buff Jay D. Wackler’s bucket list. As of mid-June, he can cross that item off the list.The Troy resident’s interest in genealogy goes back about three decades, thanks to his parents, who shared his hobby. The family traveled all over this area visiting relatives and gathering information and pictures.“My dad knew the name of my great-great-grandfather, Georg Andreas Ernst Wackler, and shared a lot of information with me,” Wackler said.

 

Proposed parking fees and fines to increase

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — City council’s street and sidewalks committee agreed to move forward with legislation to adjust many city fees including doubling its parking fines, increasing meter rates, increasing its cemetery fees by 10 percent and increasing its board of zoning appeals (BZA) fees.The committee met Thursday to discuss the proposal to adjust the fees which will be part of council’s agenda on Aug. 4. The comm...

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Bengals’ Hall cleared to practice

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Leon Hall jogged toward the right side of the defense and took his customary place, matched against receiver Mohamed Sanu. The play was a handoff, so Hall didn’t have to do much.That’s not what mattered.Hall lined up for the first 11-on-11 play in the Bengals’ first practice of training camp on Thursday, an encouraging sign for one of the NFL’s top defenses.“It means a lot,” Hall said....

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Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill.Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped h...

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Ravens’ Rice suspended for 2 games

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Jana...

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Flashback Friday

By Josh BrownSports EditorTIPP CITY — It would be easy for Tippecanoe to fall into the “what could have been” trap, to let one fateful play define its 2013 season.But the Red Devils have one massive positive to focus on instead — the fact that its talented senior class took the football program farther than it had ever been.After an undefeated regular season and its first outright Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Divis...

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County commissioners talk bids

TROY — The county commissioners heard bids from various companies to perform the 2014 center line and edge line stripping and center line layout program.For the center line and edge line stripping, A&A Safety Inc. of Amelia, Ohio, offered a bid of $174,730 and Aero Mark Inc. of Streetsboro, Ohio, placed a bid of $191,269. Dura Mark Inc. of Aurora, Ohio, bid $171,191 and Oglesby Construction Inc. of Norwalk, Ohio, submitted a bid of $173,680. The county engineer estimates that...

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Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:July 6OVI: A deputy made contact with the listed vehicle at 1800 Towne Park Drive, Troy, for a suspicious nature. The deputy made contact with the driver who was identified as Amber J Lacy. After further investigation Ms. Lacy was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody for OVI.

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Ohio State marching band director fired

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored “serious cultural issues,” some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. His halftime shows for what’s known to fans as “The Best Dam...

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Swine virus boosts pork prices, spurs precautions

ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — When he got the phone call last January, Randy Salsbery already knew a new swine disease had spread to the United States from Asia and Europe.“Dad, I think we’ve got it,” his son told him.Concern gnawed at him. He headed to the family’s hog barn, but nothing could prepare him for the heartache he and his family were about to endure.Like other farmers, Salsbery worked tirelessly to save as many newborn piglets ...

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Former speaker to have bust at statehouse

For the Troy Daily NewsCOLUMBUS — State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) has announced that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board has approved the placement of a bust of former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Moore McCulloch, in the great hall outside the House Chamber in the Ohio Statehouse.Adams now holds the seat of the district that was held by McCulloch.McCulloch was born in 1901, in Holmesville. After receiving his ...

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Sala joins Upper Valley Women’s Center

PIQUA — Neil Salas, MD, has joined Upper Valley Women’s Center.Dr. Salas received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, where he was chief resident.He is certified in neonatal resuscitation, advanced life support in obstetrics and fundamental critical care support.Dr. Salas will see patients at Upper Valley Women’s C...

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Church offers reading program for youth

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comCASSTOWN — The Casstown United Methodist Church is opening its doors — and books — for children in the area this summer.This is the first year for the “Live Free” program at Casstown United Methodist Church. It’s designed for youth entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The Live Free grant is a six-week program provided by the Miami Valley District of the United Methodist Church,...

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ME FFA members conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On July 8-13, two Miami East-MVCTC FFA members, Casey Copeland and Olivia Edgell, attended the 2014 Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.The conference focuses on training students how to be a positive influence in their chapters, schools and communities. Part of being an effective leader is strong communications skills, so the focus is also on communicating in various styles — informative, persuasive and appreciative.

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FFA alumni sponsors scholarships

CASSTOWN — The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter recently recognized graduates of Miami East High School that had been enrolled in agricultural education and members of the FFA chapter. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the applicants completed an essay on “The Benefits of Agricultural Education” and been active in the FFA Chapter for at least one year. Each recipient received a cash scholarship to be used for their further education.Kendra Beckman is the daugh...

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Art show winners namedWEST MILTON — Thirty-five artists participated in the eighth annual Art Show at Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton held July 18-20.Over 200 attendees had the opportunity to vote on their three favorite pieces among the 87 on display.A number of pieces were sold throughout the show.During the opening reception on Friday evening the artists participating voted on their top three choices. The res...

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In elite company

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Closing in on 50 years of existence, Troy Post 43 baseball boasts a long and storied history.And this year, one of its players could very well make some more history.Colton Nealeigh — a third-year player for Post 43 under coach Frosty Brown from Greenville — is closing in on a career mark that has stood for more than a decade. And with the National Amateur Baseball Federation tournament beginning to...

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