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Hitch a ride with the Galatic Cowboys

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By Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra’s sound is as diverse as its name suggests, yet music lovers won’t want to miss the musical journey the band promises to bring to Prouty Plaza Friday night.The Minnesota-based band will bring its unique sound to the Prouty Plaza stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Friday night downtown music series. The performance is presented by the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and sponsored by the Troy Foundation.Fiddler and classically trained violinist Lisi Wright said the audience will go on a “musical adventure” with the band’s unique sound and performing arts.


ME FFA members conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On July 8-13, two Miami East-MVCTC FFA members, Casey Copeland and Olivia Edgell, attended the 2014 Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.The conference focuses on training students how to be a positive influence in their chapters, schools and communities. Part of being an effective leader is strong communications skills, so the focus is also on communicating in various styles — informative, persuasive and appreciative.

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In elite company

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Closing in on 50 years of existence, Troy Post 43 baseball boasts a long and storied history.And this year, one of its players could very well make some more history.Colton Nealeigh — a third-year player for Post 43 under coach Frosty Brown from Greenville — is closing in on a career mark that has stood for more than a decade. And with the National Amateur Baseball Federation tournament beginning to...

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Slumping Reds swept by Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After another tough loss for the Reds, Cincinnati manager Bryan Price still believes in his team.Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers sweep the three-game series from the Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday.Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their a season-worst sixth straight loss since the All-Star break.“Anybody that watches our six games on this road trip would understand that we’re...

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Indians fall, Twins take series

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time this month, the Cleveland Indians lost a series.Trevor Bauer lost for the first time in five starts this month as Cleveland lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday to drop two of three in the series.“We just didn’t do much offensively,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “I would say (Bauer) held up pretty good for the most part. If we were winning, we’d probably have put him back out there....

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LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

BATH (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star’s Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he would come back to northeast Ohio or stay with the Miami Heat. A commotion ensued, and police were called to direct traffic.To make amends, the LeBron James Family Foundation ...

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Hoyer, Manziel set to battle for Browns’ QB job

BEREA (AP) — It’s time for football, Johnny.After months of having his off-field behavior analyzed, scrutinized and criticized, Johnny Manziel will again be the center of attention.This time, though, it won’t be for swigging champagne on an inflatable swan, but during his first NFL training camp as he and Brian Hoyer battle for the Browns’ starting quarterback job.The Hoyer-Manziel showdown will dominate camp until someone is named the ...

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Bengals must win in playoffs this year

CINCINNATI (AP) — Training camp will be interesting with a few new faces trying to win starting spots. The regular season will be a challenge with a much tougher schedule.None of it will be remembered if the Bengals don’t do one thing.The whole season comes down to winning in the playoffs. Anything less will be an immense disappointment, one that will bring a call for change to an organization reluctant to do it.“We have to win one in the pla...

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Fair king, queen contest set

TROY — The Miami County Fair King and Queen contest will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Lundgard Building on the north end of the fairgrounds.The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. Selection of a fair prince and princess also will be part of the contest.Preliminary interviews were held July 12. All contestants will be announced at the contest. Four boys and eight girls are vying for the king/queen crowns. Three boys and eight girls are vying for...

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Museum director to visit Trinity

TROY — On Sunday, August 10, 7 p.m.,The public is invited to meet the new executive director of the Dayton Peace Museum, Jerry Leggett, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 at Trinity Episcopal Church.He will be their featured speaker, after which there will be an ice cream social hour. With the theme “A Touch of Peace,” Leggett will explain the positive building efforts toward peace which are 75 percent local efforts, such as ending domestic violence, crime, and working wit...

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Purdue UniversityWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University awarded about 7,400 degrees to students following the spring semester including Alec M. McGail of Troy.McGail received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Science.McGail also was received academic honors for the spring semester of 2014.Central Lakes CollegeSTAPLES, Minn. — Central Lakes College, of Brainerd and Staples, Min...

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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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M-U BOE makes calamity day plan

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.

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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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