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M-U BOE makes calamity day plan

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By Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsWEST MILTON – The Milton-Union Board of Education signed a calamity day alternative make-up plan on Monday. After the previous winter, the board wanted to ensure that school closings would not cause students to fall behind in lessons.

 

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.Riding in his 10th Tour, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia won his first Tour stage behind savvy racing, well-paced riding and the absence of his Tinkoff-Saxo...

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McIlroy is poised to be golf’s next big thing

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.With his name on the claret jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all — skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter and it̵...

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Let them play

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — At a time when most summer baseball teams are packing up the gear and the players are turning their attention toward fall sports, the Troy Post 43 legion baseball team is kicking into high gear.By virtue of its Region 2 Legion Tournament win this past weekend, Troy Post 43 has seen its season extended by two more weeks. This week, Troy will head to Youngstown for the NABF World Series, then follow that u...

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Community Night set in Tipp

TIPP CITY - Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be Aug. 1 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 connect...

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Commissioners talk renovations

By Allison GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsTROY — Since earlier this year, the county has been seeking contractors to renovate the Miami County Courthouse and Safety Building. According to the commissioners, the buildings are in need of updated HVAC, plumbing, an upgrade in the security system and minor construction.The county has only had one bidder, Staffco Construction Inc. of Fairborn, who is offering to do the work for $3,237,000. There are 11 alter...

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David R. Wheeler

TROY — David R. Wheeler, 74, longtime resident of Northridge, recent resident of Troy, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home with his family by his side.He was born in Ferguson, Kentucky on May 18, 1940 to the late Bolin C. & Ruby Jane (Anderson) Wheeler.David graduated from Ferguson High School in 1959, and served in the Army National Guard from 1961 to 1965. He worked as a bookbinder for Dayton Press (McCalls) for 21 years and later retired from Northrid...

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BELLEFONTAINE — Kenneth Ralston, 91, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday July 18, 2014 at Heartland of Bellefontaine.He was born Aug 17, 1922 in New Holland, Ohio, the son of John Wesley and Clara Belle (Posey) Ralston.Mr. Ralston was a Veteran of WWII US Navy. He moved to Bellefontaine in 1945 and worked at the Knowlland Hereford Farm until 1967, he later retired from Western & Southern Insurance Company.

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Calamity days and a cupola

By Allison C. GallagherRecord Herald Writerallisoncgallagher@yahoo.comWEST MILTON – The Milton-Union Board of Education signed a calamity day alternative make-up plan on Monday. After the previous winter, the board wanted to ensure that school closings would not cause students to fall behind in lessons.

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Troy Daily News is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.troydailynews.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to ...

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Council approved CCW in parks, pool and cemetery

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTroy City Council unanimously passed an ordinance related to carrying firearms in city parks, the city pool and cemeteries on Monday to align its rules with state law.All members of council were present.According to committee notes, while not being enforced, some city ordinance provisions are not in accordance with current state law related to a licensee to carry a concealed handgun into open park areas, swimming...

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Covington woman killed in crash

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — A Covington woman was killed at the intersection of Washington Road and State Route 41 after her car was T-boned by a SUV in Troy on Monday afternoon.According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, the crash reconstruction team has a preliminary report that has determined that a 2004 Buick sedan operated by Melinda S. Flory, 61, of Covington, was traveling north on Washington Road and was in ...

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Firearms ordinance, ODOT work on agenda

Staff Reports Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to consider amending its ordinance related to carrying firearms as well as several street improvement projects around the city of Troy.The first reading of O-22-2014 to amend ordinance relating to carrying fire arms will be held on Monday.

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Tipp man participates in rally

Mike Ullery | Civitas MediaGraham Spencer of Tipp City, No. 77, negotiates the race course on the Great Miami River in Piqua on Saturday during the Hovercraft of America Rally.

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‘Pen’ pals

By Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsWEST MILTON — Pen pals have been writing letters for centuries. However, today’s technology has made the weeks-long wait for a letter a relic of the past, and provides more expedient opportunities to connect.National Guardsman Rusty Chrisman, Specialist 4, works at the West Milton Optical, where he recently returned after spending a year deployed in Afghanistan. Prior to his deployment, he developed a s...

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Lunch Bunch offers meals, books and check-ups

By Allison C. GallagherRecord Herald Writerallisoncgallagher@yahoo.comWEST MILTON – This year’s 5/2 Lunch Bunch program has partnered up with the Milton-Union Library and Miami County Dental Clinic to provide children and their families with nutritious meals over the summer, books to keep reading, and free dental check-ups.

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Pet of the Week

Athena is a 1 1/20-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 fri...

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