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Uptown fashion downtown

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TROY — Dr. Lynn Barnes is seeing her dreams come true with the help of her personal relationship with God, her husband and a lot of community support.The Casstown woman is opening a fashion design studio in downtown Troy on the square, with the first set of classes starting next week. She will teach fashion design and merchandising, sewing, clothing construction, couture technique and historic dress.Barnes started her career in southern California, where she’s from, as a home economics teacher. She progressed through clothing and textiles studies, getting a masters in the international study of quality control at San Francisco State, and becoming a doctor and Buckeye at The Ohio State University.

 

Troy PD sort out stabbing story

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitamedia.comTROY — Troy Police Department detectives have questioned three subjects in regards to one person who was stabbed in the 1500 block of Hawks Nest apartments at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday.The victim, who remains unidentified, suffered stab wounds to the head and chest, although authorities say the injuries do not appear life threatening. The victim was transferred by Troy Fire Department medics to Upper Valley Medical Cente...

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Woman saves husband with CPR

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Preserve the harvest for winter meals, gifts

By Melinda MyersThe cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce?Since properly stored vegetables will hold their flavor and nutritional value longer than those left in a plastic bag or set on t...

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Amazon seeks to reach viewers with ‘Hand of God’

DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dana Delany had an urge.While playing the take-no-prisoners wife of a law-bending judge in the upcoming Amazon pilot “Hand of God,” an indecent inclination by the veteran actress conflicted with the instincts she’d developed as a network TV star. Delany, who’s logged countless hours on such series as “China Beach” and “Desperate Housewives,” wasn’...

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Vegas’ storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.SBE Group CEO Sam Nazarian had purchased the Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007 with dreams of restoring its former glory, but the recession stalled the plans, dr...

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don’t need the in-room safe? You’re likely still paying. And the overpriced can of soda may b...

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Sales of US new homes fall in July

JOSH BOAKAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. The report also revised up the June sales rate to 422,000 from 406,000.New-home sales plunged 30.8 percent in the ...

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Preparing for fall and winter pests

(AP) — For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners that fall pest-proofing is important to prevent pests from making their home in yours.Unwanted pests are more than a just nuisance in the home. They pose serious...

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Tips for clean, guest-ready home

(AP) — Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.Here are a few quick tips to clean and prep your home for a season of get-togethers - anytime day or night.Load the dishwasher first. When you’re throwing...

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Feeling rejected by the seller?

Would you be stunned if you made a full price offer for a home, and then the sellers rejected your offer in favor of another offer? Then you’d also be surprised to learn that sellers are not obligated to accept any offer — even one higher that full price.You may have made an offer at full price, but asked the seller to contribute $2,500 towards your closing costs. This doesn’t look like a full price offer to the seller and his wallet. You may have made an offer at...

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President Obama’s Iraq war

ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether we are determined to defeat it.That is the posture of the Obama administration toward the terror group that proudly demonstrated its malevolence by beheading American journalist James Foley in a propaganda video.For the administration, ISIS isn’t merely a dire enemy, it is a dilemma. President Barack Obama must respond to a group that ...

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Mike and Jenny Fuerst Daniel of Troy will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2.The couple were married on Sept. 2, 1974, in Delphos, Ohio.Mike retired at A.O. Smith in 2007 as a materials manager.Jenny retired from the Troy-Miami County Public Library.Their children include a son, Kevin Daniel and wife Laura live in Wilton, N.H. and Scott and wife Erika of Williamsburg, Va.; and one granddaughter, Campbell Daniel.They coupl...

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.1 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week.Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, rose to 3.25 percent from 3.23 percent.At its 52-week low of 4.10 percent, the rate on a 30-year mortgage is down from 4.53 percent at the start of the year. Rates have fallen even though the Federal Reserve has been trimming its ...

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PiquaDaniel Vincent to Ashley and Garrett Giesige, one lot, $208,000.James and Peggy Argabright and Janet Koch to Innovative Investing, one lot, $110,000.Kathy and Keith Jessup to Kathy and Keith Jessup, one lot, $0.00.Sherri Feters to Jill Stegman, three lots, $40,000.Brian and Jennifer Campbell to Brett and Diane McCawley, one lot, $20,000.Nathaniel and Tracy Burgh to Travis Cooper, one lot, $86,000.James Snyder to...

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James Richard Burton, 24, of 1180 Shoop Road in Tipp City to Morgan Rae Sammons, 22, of same address.Anthony Charles Smith, 26, of 1212 Camaro Court in Piqua to Traci Lynnee Woehrmyer, 28, of same address.Travis Edwin Gregg, 38, of 590 Maplewood Drive in Troy to Sara Marie Wilson, 25, of same address.Mark Andrew Possert, 86, of 2180 Woodstock in Troy to Susan Marvel Scott, 71, of same address.Colin Joseph Girolamo, 30, of 428 Lincoln Avenue in Troy ...

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Misty-morning month

Today marks August’s final curtain call. A new month’s show debuts tomorrow. And if the stage is properly set, that means September’s opening act will begin behind a veiled curtain.You see, that’s how I always think of September … the month of misty mornings — a time when blankets of luminous fog hu​​g​​sthe low ground and wispy tendrils rise through trees like restless spirits.

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Today• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold the Music in the Park “Red Barn Melodies” program from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Participants are invited to sit in the shade of the old oak trees and listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket to sit on and a snack to eat. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at w...

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