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Highway dedication to honor Sgt. Robert Elliott

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Sgt. Robert Elliott served Miami County and gave the ultimate sacrifice and this month a stretch of highway will be dedicated to his memory.State Route 41, from Covington to Troy, will be dedicated in honor of Miami County Sheriff Sgt. Robert Elliott at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the First Lutheran Church, located at 2899 State Route 41, Troy.

 

Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder.The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners.

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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British Open tw...

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High schooler offers Roof to Rims service

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — Troy residents now can have their cars washed and detailed while watching television or eating dinner without lifting a finger.Kyle Minton, a senior at Troy High School, has started his own mobile detailing and audio installation business named Roof to Rims. The service comes right to your home or business and details your vehicle. The only thing Minton requires is a faucet for water and an outlet....

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Commissioners OK beams, employees

Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsTROY — The Miami County Commissioners awarded a bid for the purchase of prestressed concrete box beams for the Snodgrass Road Bridge No. 9.11 replacement on Thursday to Prestress Services Industries LLC, which is located in Lexington, Ky., in the amount of $74,800.The commissioners also awarded the engineer’s 2014 center line and edge line stripping line layout program to Oglesby Construction Inc. of Norwa...

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Another win ‘pulled’ off

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmediaTIPP CITY — Hickory River Smokehouse has won the 2014 Grand Champion Pulled Pork contest at the Ohio State Fair.This marks the fifth time they have walked away from the competition with a first place prize. Restaurant staff were winners in 2008, 09, 10 and 11. In 2012, they were awarded Reserve Rib Champions of the Ohio State Fair.The Ohio State Fair is the largest competition Hickory River Smokehouse ente...

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Burfict emerges as center of Bengal ‘D’

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.Cincinnati thinks so much of its Pro Bowl linebacker that it’s molding one of the league’s best defenses around him in only his third season. And coach Marvin Lewis, who has craved a leader in the style of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, thinks he has one in the making.“I thought Vontaze had those qualities reall...

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Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer

BEREA (AP) — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected....

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New director leads Lehman band

SIDNEY — Following the June retirement of Lehman Catholic High School’s long-time music teacher, the band finds itself this summer marching to the tune of a different — director.Betsy Moorman, of Versailles, has taken up the baton and has been putting the band through its paces at band camp this week at the school.“We practice as we’re going to perform. Would you want to show that? Ask yourself that,” she called from her perch on the p...

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Lego fun day offered at library

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — The Troy-Miami County Library sponsored “Lego Fun Day” on Thursday where the only limit to what a child could build is their imagination.The program was designed for children in grades first through fifth and is done once per quarter. They have one hour to create anything they want. When the children have completed their projects, they are displayed in the children’s section of the librar...

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Ravens’ Rice: Actions ‘totally inexcusable’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.”His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended.The Baltimore Ravens running back was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palme...

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Road to closeMONROE TOWNSHIP — County Road 25-A will be closed between Shoop Road and Estates Drive from Aug. 4-6 for a culvert replacement.The road will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates.The location of the work is 200 feet north of Shoop Road. A detour will follow Shoup Road, Tipp-Cowlesville Road and Evanston Road.

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For all the chips

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Matt Allen has spent the past few years feeding his fellow firefighters — now he’s hoping to feed the world.Allen, a 2009 Troy High School graduate, is one of four finalists in the Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” potato chip competition. Allen’s suggested flavor for Lay’s new potato chip, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, is one of four selected from 23 million flavors suggeste...

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Piqua drive-by shooting suspect arraigned

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua teenager who fired a shotgun from a moving vehicle at two people walking along Wood Street in Piqua in April was arraigned in common pleas court Monday.Justin L. Sturgeon, 18, of Piqua, pleaded not guilty to a third-degree felony count of discharging of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, which carries a potential prison sentence of between one to five years in prison.Sturgeon re...

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Menz publishes book of prayers

SIDNEY — The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Menz, of Sidney, has published his fifth book, “Divine Entreaty: Prayers for Public and Diverse Setting.”Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, recently announced the release of the new title. It is available in paperback, hard-cover and as an ebook through Balboa Press, retail bookstores and online retailers.Menz, who recently retired as director of the Shelby County Chaplaincy Board, is also a ...

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College briefs

Trine UniversityANGOLA, Ind. — Gina Wagner of Troy has been named to Trine University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.Wagner is a senior majoring in chemical engineering,To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 3.749 and carry a minimum of 15 credits.Saint Mary’s CollegeNOTRE DAME, Ind. — Saint Ma...

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Police reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:July 12WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?: A deputy responded to 135 Irvington Ave. in Bradford for an animal complaint in reference to a fox in village limits. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Morgan Nolan, owner of the fox.The deputy questioned Morgan about the fox and informed her it is against village ordinance to have the fox as a pet. Morgan informed the deputy that the fox is license...

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The perfect fit

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Oddly enough, Grant Zawadzki’s peace of mind came with an indirect assist from a summer injury.“Before I even found out how serious it was, they told me that they were still behind me,” he said. “They said they believed in me no matter what.”That’s how Zawadzki knew that not only did he want to go to Indiana Wesleyan, but the Wildcats wanted him there just as strongly....

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