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Demolition under way

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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily NewsThe landscape has begun to change at the corner of Elm and West Main streets as demolition crews from O’Rourke Wrecking Company have begun to bring down the Illinois Tool Works\Hobart building this week in Troy.

 

Up to the challenge

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — After dropping the first game to previously-unbeaten Northmont, Troy volleyball coach Michelle Owen challenged her team.“I felt like at the start, we were coming out just expecting things to go our way,” Owen said. “We weren’t executing our scouting report, we were hitting it right into their best blocker, we weren’t covering and we had no net presence at all. So I challenged the girls to fix...

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Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

PHOENIX (AP) — The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official.What follows is a chaotic dance between an up-tempo offense and the defense trying to stop it.Offensive players stream off the field, crossing paths with their replacements. The defense makes substitutions, players scramble to get into position.Caught in the middle are the officials, who have to find a balan...

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Love pledges commitment to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland.“I’m in,” Love told James.For the long haul.Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers — however long it takes.Love, who didn’t make the playoffs duri...

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Wells the original Trojan great

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Details about the athletic career of Leslie “Prep” Wells are sketchy at best.This much, however, is a clear: In a time before the exploits of high school athletes — or even college athletes, for that matter — were carefully detailed and logged for posterity, Wells was one of the first truly great athletes in Troy High School history.Before there was a Bob Ferguson, a Go...

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Locals shocked by Miller’s season-ending injury

By Greg Smartgsmart@civitasmedia.comHUBER HEIGHTS — In Braxton Miller’s hometown of Huber Heights, residents enjoy talking about the accomplishments of the Wayne High School graduate, the Ohio State University quarterback.Last Monday at the Huber Heights Rotary Club, one Rotarian gave a “Happy Buck” for Miller being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but said he hoped Miller didn’t experience the jinx sometimes associated with be...

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Commissioners authorize purchases

TROY — The Miami County Commissioners authorized the municipal court to purchase a video conferencing solution for video arraignments for three municipal courtrooms and one jail location on Tuesday. The purchase, from Jefferson Audio Video Systems Inc. or JAVS, will not exceed $25,275.15.Additionally, the department of development asked for the authorization and signing for a mortgage subordination for a home located at 60 N. North St. in Fletcher. The county holds the first ...

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Fire Dept. must wait until 2015 for referendum

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The Miami County Board of Elections has stated the Troy Fire Department’s referendum against the ordinance — which established part-time personnel and wages — will have to wait until November 2015.Miami County Board of Elections officials said the Ohio Secretary of State’s office ruled that the petition process was not complete 90 days before this year’s general election. The refe...

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THS grad honored for military service

On July 12, at the 95th Department of Ohio American Legion Auxiliary Convention held in Cincinnati, Lt. Col. Jennifer Wedel received The Service Woman of the Year Award.She was nominated by Unit 526 in Fairborn and was judged with other entries from the state. As Department of Ohio’s Service Woman of the Year, she will be entered in the national organizations Service Woman of the Year for their August convention.Wedel said she believes women are a vital part of tod...

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The Boston Globe, Aug. 21 James Foley, the freelance journalist from New Hampshire who was murdered by the terrorist group now known as the Islamic State, knew the dangers of trying to report from the front lines in Syria. The 40-year-old Foley had almost been killed in Libya, and ended up in protracted captivity. He saw that where once journalists might hope that combatants would recognize their unique role, those understandings — along with other humanitari...

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Pet of the Week

Meet JosieJosie is a 9-month-old, female, Lab mix. Josie was picked up stray and was never reclaimed by her owner. She is a very outgoing and energetic girl. She would benefit greatly from some obedience training. If you are looking for a younger dog and are willing to put a little effort into her, Josie could be the girl for you. If you are interesting in providing Josie with a forever home, stop in at the Miami County Animal Shelter, 1110 N. County Road 25-A, Tro...

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After-school program aids learning difficulties

By Belinda M. Paschalbpaschal@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — If your child is having difficulty in school, he or she may learn differently from other kids. Children who experience cognitive, social and developmental delays have unique learning needs that must be addressed in order for that child to realize his/her full potential.To help meet those needs, the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development and Nicholas School will be offering an eight-week in...

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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 info@miamicountyhealth.net or on the website at www.miamicountyhealth.net. These inspection reports were provided by Miami County Public Health.Aug. 5The Golden Leaf, 128 E. Main St., Tipp City - Follow-up - Food prep sink has been installed. All plum...

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Award winners namedTROY — The Troy Beautficiation Committee has named August 2014 City Beautification Award winners:• Green Thumb awards:1043 Greenfield — Ed and Betty Cahill221 S. Market St. — Giacomo’s A Salon and Spa1464 Skylark — Steve and Donita Zechar1141 Longwood — Jessica and Jeff Grigsby164 Tamworth — Joy Higgins911 Skylark — J...

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Principals, counselors offer transition advice

Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsMIAMI COUNTY — As children are loading up their backpacks and getting ready to board the busses, local principals and counselors are offering advice to parents on how to handle students in the middle of transitioning from kindergarten to 1st grade and from junior high to high school.Connie Strehly, who is the new principal at Favorite Hill Primary School in Piqua, says that most of the kindergarteners who are tr...

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Global cruise lines set sail for China

KELVIN CHANAPBusiness WriterHONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.What’s also a surprise is the vessel’s intended home port: Shanghai.After floating out of a German shipyard last week, the $935 million Quantum of the Seas will s...

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Bicentennial events upcoming

TROY — The 200 days of Troy’s 200th Birthday celebration will culminate with a festive parade and activities beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20.A parade through the streets of Troy will kick off an evening of family events.The community is then encouraged to feast on food at one of Troy’s restaurants as they make their way to Hobart Arena for the Cincinnati Circus beginning at 7:30 p.m. The group of performers includes clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, trap...

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