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by Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Troy native is returning to help the youth in the area.Abby Coon is currently a junior at Ohio State University and is majoring in pyychology with a minor in non-profit studies. She is a 2012 graduate of Troy High School. While coming back home for summer break, she volunteered her services at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.“Abby has been fabulous to work with because she is eager every day she comes in, punctual, out going and an all around great girl to work with,” said Nancy Hargrove, children and teen services coordinator at the library.

 

Council leans towards $10 million Riverfront Project option

Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY - Troy City Council held a workshop to discuss the proposed Riverfront Development project on Monday.The general consensus of the group was to pursue the $10 million option which dedicates approximately $2.7 million to Treasure Island and the Marina and most of the updates to the Hobart Arena building with the exception of the proposed second sheet of ice.President of council Martha Baker passed out tally sheets to all...

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Food pantry parking needs to be more accessible

To the Editor:It is nice that the food pantry in Troy has been able to move to a larger place. The biggest problem is the parking situation. The street in front of the building has a painted yellow curb. I for one must ask why would they choose this location, when a large majority of the people that go there cannot walk from the half block parking lots that the building offers.I myself asked the director if she was going to get in touch with the city abo...

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Today• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Rob Brundrett, a Miami County native who served as Navy adviser to the Republic of Vietnam’s navy in 1972-73, will speak. Brundrett has authored a book, not about significant events of Vietnam, but rather stories of everyday events, everyday people, and places that have remained in his mind, thus naming his book Vietnam On My Mind.• BOOK CLUB: Come to the ...

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RV ordinance, employee health care meeting topics

By Allison C. GallagherFor Troy Daily NewsWEST MILTON — During their recent workshop, the West Milton council discussed revising the RV ordinance as well as plans for the 2015 budget including employee health care.The council read over a draft of the revised ordinance, which specifically focuses on defining what is a recreational vehicle, utility trailer and a hard surface. The council asked about sizes of trailers, with council member Don Dohrman statin...

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Robert James Benham, 26, of 6933 Tipp-Elizabeth in Troy to Melissa Marie Mayse, 25, of 4685 LeFevre in Troy.Brandan August Boyer-Ginn, 23, of 4728 N. Piqua-Troy in Troy to Marianne Marie Imhof, 23, of 907 S. Clay in Troy.Kirk Nicholas Laug, 26, of 9101 N. Spiker in Piqua to Lauren Elizabeth Nill, 25, of same address.Joshua Mark Richards, 26, of 2090 Saltwell in Shinnston, WV to Andrea Heather Cleveland, 29, of 11241 Covington Gettys in Bradford.Dann...

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According to The Watertown Daily Times: on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.What many people find most memorable about summers past are the trips they took.Some people travel to one of the extraordinary sites under the stewardship of the U.S. National Park Service. Other people visit family or friends throughout the country. Countless young people find themselves at a summer camp — whether they like it or not.And then there are those bold...

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Community Night set in Tipp

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be Friday at Second and Main streets. The evening of free music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with The Tipp Community Band followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m.The Tipp Community Band, under the direction of Gail Ahmed, is comprised of musically gifted members of all ages. Along with the traditional and patriotic favorites we all enjoy, the band will be featuring music with an Ohio c...

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Young photographer to have shot in magazine

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 t...

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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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