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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 on Aug. 17.Elliott was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 25, 1987. He was shot and killed with his own weapon while guarding a prisoner at Stouder Hospital. A dedication ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the First Lutheran Church, located at 2899 State Route 41, Troy.


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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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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Woods hopeful of more good Firestone memories

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors.At stake is a chance to extend a season already cut short by back surgery.

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Browns get physical in camp

BEREA (AP) — Behind his stylish sunglasses, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine stayed cool and showed little outward emotion on a day he had been looking forward to for months.On the inside, Pettine was glowing.The Browns practiced in full pads. Real football— at last.For the first time since training camp opened, the Browns weren’t just running around the manicured fields behind their training headquarters in helmets, jerseys and shorts. T...

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Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta.The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation...

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Nadal out of 2 tourneys because of wrist

By The Associated PressRafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday.In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is “disapp...

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Reds fall 5-4, are 2-10 since break

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon hasn’t won a game since his first All-Star selection. The rest of the Reds aren’t doing much better, either.Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Cincinnati 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs.Goldschmidt’s 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. ...

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Bengals’ Atkins cleared to practice

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Geno Atkins joined in his first training camp practice on Wednesday, a big step in his comeback from a torn knee ligament.One of the NFL’s top interior linemen, Atkins had been limited to working out on a side field for the first week of training camp. He was cleared to join the team for practice on Wednesday. Coach Marvin Lewis said he’ll be limited at the outset.Atkins’ return is a huge boost to a defense that ...

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Indians trade Masterson to Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.The Indians traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow Cleveland to get something in return for the right-hander who was in his final year under contract.In exchange for Masterson, who was scheduled to come off the disabled list later this week, the Indians got outfielder...

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Indy officials seek new ways to attract fans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.He has a full weekend of NASCAR and sports car races leading up to the Brickyard 400. He’s kept motorcycles on the summer schedule at Indy and added road races and vintage car races. He’s hired headline bands for concerts and camped inside the historic venue. But every year the challenge of keeping racing fans engaged gets a little tougher.Race orga...

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Three charged with safe cracking, burglary

By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the former Stouder Hospital building on Tuesday evening and arrested three individuals connected to a Troy burglary.Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jheramy Andress, 29, of Piqua, Nakesiah Alcorn, 30 of Troy, and Stephanie Ray-Lagrant, 23, of Troy, at the former Stouder Hospital building Tuesday following an investigation of a Tro...

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Feathered friend will be missed at Brukner

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — Brukner Nature Center lost one of their educational ambassadors, a bald eagle named Alexandria — Alex to many visitors knew her — this week.She was 29.Alexandria came to the center from Alaska in 1988. She was struck by a car and had to have one of her wings amputated from the wrist down. The wrist of a bird is the very last portion of the wing.“Alex had a long and w...

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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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Peacock celebrating 90 years

GREENVILLE — The family of Ouida (Root) Peacock would like friends and family to celebate her 90th birthday with a card shower.Ouida will be 90 on Aug. 10, 2014.Ouida and her late husband Lloyd were long-time residents of Pleasant Hill.They have three children: Marcia (Kenneth) Kinsey of McAllen, Texas, Matha (Jerry) Schleinitz of West Milton and Martin (Debbie) Peacock of Eaton. She has seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who reside in Iowa, ...

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Mother tries to leave daughter at Troy P.D.

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY —A frustrated mother whose teen daughter was charged with vandalism tried to abandon her daughter at the Troy Police Department last week.The two juvenile females, one 16 years-old and the other 14 years-old, were charged with misdemeanor vandalism after witnesses observed the two girls throwing rocks near the railroad tracks on Staunton Road around 10 p.m. last Friday. The teens damaged two cars.T...

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BOE approves new staff

By Cecilia FoxFor the Troy Daily NewsTIPP CITY — The Tipp City Board of Education approved the hiring of new staff members, started the bidding process for a new school bus, and approved an emergency resolution for new floors in the high school at its meeting Monday, July 28.The board authorized the expenditure of approximately $47,000 to replace some of the flooring in the high school. According to Superintendent Dr. John Kronour, some of the carpet on ...

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