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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.


Tennant promoted to Deputy Sgt.

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff Charles Cox announces the promotion of Todd Tennant to deputy sergeant, which became effective Sept. 13. Sgt. Tennant earned the top score on recent testing and assessment of sergeant candidates. Sgt. Tennant has served with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office for more than seven years in the position of deputy sheriff assigned to patrol.Sgt. Tennant will continue his assignment in patrol and will supervise deputies on one of the swing ...

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Area Briefs

Covington High School junior parents to meetCOVINGTON — The Covington High School Junior Class After-Prom Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the CHS library. Those who would like to chaperone and/or participate in the 2015 after-prom activities are invited to attend. For more information, contact Kim Shell at 418-6029.

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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant inspections are performed in the county by Miami County Public Health, except in Piqua, which has its own health department. Miami County Public Health can be reached at 937-573-3500, by email at or on the website at These inspection reports were provided by Miami County Public Health.Sept. 5Nevin Coppock Elementary School, 535 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City - Repairing - REPEAT. Unable t...

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Circling the globe and competition

A local business has been selected by Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.Crop Circle Clay, which is owned by potter Diana Brower at Brower Stationers in downtown Troy, started in 2006 under the name Dancing Dolphin Pottery. Under her former name, she was known for creating ceramic water fountains. In 2009, she had the name changed to Crop Circle Clay to reflect her incorporation of crop circle patterns into her ceramics....

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What to put in place of the old Hobart factory

A number of my old friends returned to town last week for a class reunion.Boy, did they get a shock when they drive down Main Street.Various implements of destruction are hard at work on Main Street demolishing the old Hobart Brothers factory. If you haven’t lived in Troy long, it’s probably seems like this is just getting rid of an old building that no longer has any real use. If you are my age, though, and grew up here, that building is as much a part of Tr...

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Trustees assess building needs

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Monroe Township Trustees are currently assessing needs for the township building, which will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2015. At its Sept. 15 meeting, the board discussed areas needing spruced up for this almost century old building that just recently included outside painting and window repair. Inside at various rental offices, plans are underway for additional painting and new carpet installation. More ideas are expected to come to fruition as 2015 ap...

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The President and Congress should work together

In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and Congress work together.”He’s right, of course. But that’s not the half of it.We live in troubled times, and over the last decade or two our milit...

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Better behavior equals better retirement

What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? An outstanding one? A depressing one? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement?A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending and investing: behavioral finance. Since retirement saving is a behavior (and since other behaviors influence it), it is worth considering ways to adjust behavior...

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Experience an historical rendezvous

TROY — The blast of a muzzleloader, the aroma of stew cooking over a campfire and folks who look like they stepped out of a history book will be greeting visitors to the Eastern Primitive Rendezvous in late September and early October.The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation invites people to visit the 38th annual event taking place at J&J Cron Farms, 1315 E. Rusk Road, Troy.Visitors hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, and 2 p...

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Could Cavs threaten OSU fan supremacy?

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmediaAfter a long time alone at the top, Ohio State has a new rival.No, not Michigan State, even though Sparty outplayed the Buckeyes in the Big Ten championship game in December. And it’s certainly not one of the Big Ten’s two new teams, Rutgers and Maryland.We’re talking about a different type of rival here.Ever since OSU won the 2002 national championship in double overtime against Miami, i...

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Prepping for the stretch run

By David Fong and Josh BrownSports Content ProvidersMIAMI COUNTY — Before the season, many pointed to the Troy High School football team’s first four games as a murderous stretch that would see the Trojans take on four teams that reached the playoffs the year before.Go ahead and add Xenia to that stretch.This week — on the heels of a 54-0 loss to state-ranked Wayne — things don’t get much easier for the Trojans as they ...

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Troy CC sweeps third

Staff ReportsCEDARVILLE/SIDNEY — Troy’s boys and girls cross country teams ran in separate meets Saturday, but they both ran without their top runners — and they both still brought home third-place finishes.Troy’s girls ran at the Cedarville Invitational, taking third (112 points) behind Olentangy Liberty (39) and Lakota West (59), while the Trojan boys were third at the Sidney Invitational (73) behind Anna (30) and Sidney (49).Emma Shi...

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Consolation prize

By Josh BrownSports EditorCASSTOWN — It wasn’t the prize either team had hoped to be playing for.But the measuring stick that the rest of the day provided was the thing Miami East and Tippecanoe were after.The Vikings and Red Devils, seeded second and eighth respectively entering Saturday’s Clash at Casstown volleyball tournament, were swept by their respective opponents in the first two rounds and ended up meeting each other in th...

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The House That Bussie Built

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Bussie Favorite strolled across the verdant playing field at Troy Memorial Stadium Thursday morning, soaking in every detail as the memories — and the changes — washed over him.“It’s a lot different than I remember it,” Favorite said of Troy Memorial Stadium. “They’ve really added a lot of things. It’s beautiful.”In the past 65 years since ...

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Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning.“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all to...

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Milton school and city give project updates

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union School District hosted the quarterly sharing session Thursday between the schools, council and Union Township.Superintendent Virginia Rammel and City Manager Matt Kline each gave an overview of school and city summer activities. Safe Routes to Schools, press box improvements and track and gym upgrades were highlighted by Rammel.Other items included the tree clearing needed at Lowry Woods. Nearly 75 trees are earmarked for removal over...

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Religion Briefs

Homecoming service and celebrationTROY - Troy Freewill Baptist, located at 2482 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, will host a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday.The service will be led by Brother Tim Southwood. Music service will be led by Master Sounds. The church extends an open invitation to join in the homecoming celebration. Food will be provided following the service.Neighbors eating with neighborsFLETCHER —F...

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