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Council reviews $1 million marina renovations today

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TROY — Council will consider $1 million in the marina renovations at today’s council meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.The building’s committee will recommend to council to approve to seek bids for the renovation work, although council member Robin Oda requested that her reservations about the project be part of the majority report submitted by council member and committee chair Lynne Snee.


Test atop the CCC

By Josh BrownSports EditorMIAMI COUNTY — Bethel has been an early-season surprise.Covington, after struggling early, seemed more like itself in Week 3.Tonight, both teams will learn a lot about who they really are as the Bees travels to Covington to face the reigning Cross County Conference champion Buccaneers in a game that will provide both teams with their best measuring sticks yet this year.

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Breaking the silence of domestic violence

YWCA Dayton expects to start a community-wide conversation about domestic violence and how to break the silence when it hosts New York Times bestselling author and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner, who will give the keynote address “Crazy Love” at the YWomen Breakfast – This is My Story fundraiser, 8–9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden, said Shannon Isom, CEO, YWCA Dayton. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

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TSC hosts pet appreciation event

TROY — Tractor Supply Co. in Troy will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.Held Sept. 17 - 21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals. As part of the main event on Saturday, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions through a partnership with (check the store for times and details), demonstrations on pet nutrition, ...

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Adams named Legislator of the Year

COLUMBUS – State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) recently was awarded the “Legislator of the Year Award” by the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). The award is presented to a member of the Ohio Legislature who has gone above and beyond in ensuring legislation is well thought out and workable for all involved in the mortgage banking field.

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Troy Christian Schools announces $5.2 million building expansion

For the Troy Daily NewsTROY – Troy Christian Schools will embark on the next phase of its history by adding classrooms, expanding gym space, rebuilding the Early Childhood Education Center and constructing a brand new, 1,200 seat Ministry, Arts and Career Center (MAC Center).Troy Christian Schools announced its $5.2 million building development, design and plans on Thursday.“We have outgrown our current space,” said Superintendent Dr...

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Girl Scouts seeks new recruits

TROY — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is encouraging girls and adults to join and volunteer for Girl Scouts. They will be hosting three open houses in the Troy area to share information and meet potential Scouts.As the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, research shows that girls who participate in Girl Scouts are more successful in school and get better grades (...

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Elections board expects high absentee voter numbers

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Commissioners heard a request Tuesday in regards to mailing out absentee ballots for upcoming election.Miami County Board of Elections Director Drew Higgins reported that his office was anticipating the largest amount of absentee ballots for an election year.“We’re basing our numbers off of 2012, which totaled about 9,000 absentee ballots by mail,” Higgins said. “We’re not expecting the same kind of turn...

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State report cards released for Miami County schools

MIAMI COUNTY — The Ohio Department of Education released its state report cards last week. Troy Daily News broke down the information and asked for feedback from each of the nine public school districts and their superintendents. Most of Miami County’s public school superintendents agreed that the state report cards don’t always tell the overall story of each district’s success.Each district achieved a letter grade for performance index and how many...

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Helping animals in MoJo’s memory

TROY - The Troy Bicentennial will be held this Saturday, with entertainment promised such as the circus, laser light show and the bicentennial parade with area businesses participating.One of those businesses is MoJos Bar & Grille. Located in downtown Troy, the restaurant was opened in March of 2013. Owner Doug Boyle said that he and his wife, co-owner Brenda, chose to name MoJos after their beloved dog that Boyle said she had raised from a puppy (to see a picture of MoJo, visit ww...

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Hoyer showing Browns are his team

BEREA (AP) — Brian Hoyer won’t be hanging out at LeBron James’ mansion watching NFL games anytime soon.The cool kids aren’t wearing his No. 4 jersey to school and his off-the-field exploits aren’t being monitored by TMZ.Johnny Manziel’s got all that — and more — to himself. Hoyer, though, has something Johnny Football covets: The Browns are his team.After rallying Cleveland to a 26-24 win Sunday over New Orleans ...

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No blemishes for Bengals’ Dalton

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton’s most impressive numbers so far: zero interceptions, zero sacks. When it comes to avoiding the big mistake, the Bengals quarterback is perfect through two games.So is his team. And there’s a close correlation.The Bengals (2-0) are one of seven unbeaten teams, and the only one that so far hasn’t fumbled, thrown an interception or allowed a sack. Dalton and Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick are the only quarterbacks wit...

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Let yourself go

TODAY• Hi Point See Saws Square Dance Club offers free square dancing lessons today at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 600 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. 419-204-6337.• The Rebel Run Rod and Custom Nationals are at the Shelby County Fairgrounds today from noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectator admission is $7. 888-557-3235 or• The 23rd annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival...

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Covington’s hometown hero

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerATHENS — A.J. Ouellette has long been known for his insane workouts — he’s a weightroom junkie who would just as soon hoist heavy steel as breathe as he packs more muscle onto his already chiseled frame.For the past month, however, it’s been the Covington High School graduate’s thumbs that have been getting the best workout as he has answered the hundreds of congratulatory text messages,...

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Ohio needs clean water

Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and I’ve recently announced funds to help farmers implement conservation practices that reduce phosphorous runoff into the lake. But we must ad...

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Court doesn’t reward frivolous conduct

When the Madison County Board of Commissioners (“the Board”) filed an appropriation action against Greg Bell and his wife to acquire a sewer easement on Bell’s property, the Bells decided to fight the action.Since then, Bell – along with his attorney, Philip Wayne Cramer – has been a party to numerous court proceedings. Following that path, Bell and Cramer ultimately came before us – the Ohio Supreme Court. The issue we reviewed, however, wasn...

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OSU focusing on pass defense during bye

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six touchdown passes to six different rece...

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Troy tennis wins North

Staff ReportsSIDNEY — The Troy tennis team put the early wraps on the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division championship Tuesday, sweeping Sidney 5-0 on the road.After a two-day 3-2 victory over Greenville and last week’s sweep of Butler, Sidney was the lone obstacle left as Piqua forfeited the remainder of its season.“I am very happy for our team and the seniors who can go out with the GWOC North championship,” Troy coach Mark...

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