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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.


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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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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One-two punch

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Playing their ninth match in the past 12 days, the weary Troy Trojans leaned on their two biggest guns.And Lauren Freed and Katie DeMeo did not disappoint.The duo combined for 33 kills against Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division rival Butler, leading a Troy volleyball team still recovering from its first loss of the season to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of the Aviators Tuesday night at the Trojan Act...

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Grand jury to weigh NASCAR’s Stewart’s case

By The Associated PressThe decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff’s investigators. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and d...

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Buckeyes get bye, prep for UC

COLUMBUS (AP) — If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion that they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately.Yeah, they’ll get a couple of days off. But then it’s back to work.“Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready,” Meyer said soon after Saturday’s 66-0 stroll past overmatched Kent State. “I watched Cincinnati and they’re a very talented team, so we&#...

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Red Devils win 6th straight

Staff ReportsTIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Red Devils improved to 7-1 on the season Monday, routing visiting Ben Logan 5-0.Katie Kramer, Lexi Blair, Holly Bernhold, Lauren Weimer and Emily Weimer each scored a goal, while Meredith Brumfield, Cami Cahill and Megan Rittenhouse each had an assist.The win was the sixth straight for the Red Devils.Tippecanoe travels to Indian Lake tonight.Fairborn 4, Troy 1TROY &...

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The toughest test yet

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Despite the rocky road the Troy football team already has traveled this season, the biggest speed bump of all may be yet to come for the Trojans.Through the first three weeks of the season, Troy has faced three teams — Chaminade Julienne, Cincinnati Northwest and Miamisburg — that went to the postseason last year, have a combined record of 7-2 and have outscored the opposition by an average s...

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Council stalls $1 million marina renovations

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Troy City Council will have a second reading regarding the $1 million marina building renovations.Council members Robin Oda, Bill Twiss, Bobby Phillips and Alan Clark voted no to suspend the rules for the resolution to seek bids for the $1 million marina renovations on Monday. Since a majority did not vote to suspend the rules, the resolution must move to a second reading.According to city servic...

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