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Riverfront project funding stalled again

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Troy City Council once again did not vote to pass the first initial funding of the proposed $10 million Riverfront Development project on Monday.A motion to suspend the rules to push the $1.9 million Riverfront Development reappropriation ordinance through failed again on Monday. Council members Bobby Phillips, Robin Oda and Al Clark voted not to suspend the rules.The ordinance will go to its third reading at the next council meeting on Sept. 2.


Troy volleyball sweeps Tipp

Staff ReportsTROY — Troy struggled to handle Tippecanoe’s serving properly Tuesday night in the Trojans’ home opener.In the end, though, they had enough firepower to hold off the Red Devils, sweeping Tippecanoe 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 to win at the Trojan Activities Center and improve to 3-0 on the season.“Our serve receive was not good at all,” Troy volleyball coach Michelle Owen said. “We really struggled during stretches, and...

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Confidence builder

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Nitfy dribbling. Craftier passing. And the instincts to know what to do with the ball in the attacking third.Troy’s offense showed how creative it could be Tuesday night — but there’s still work to be done.A 3-1 victory over the Fairmont Firebirds was a solid first step for the Trojan boys soccer team, though, as Troy grabbed the lead early on and used that momentum to build toward as season-o...

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OSU: Injured QB Miller done for the season

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw.“My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Miller said...

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Troy tennis tops Fairmont, 4-1

Staff ReportsTROY — The Troy girls tennis team evened up its record on Monday in its home opener, knocking off Fairmont 4-1.At first singles, Hannah Essick defeated Brooke Fornel 6-2, 6-2. At second singles, Maggie Hennessy defeated Matti Cridge 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles, Maddie Kleptz and Marina Wehrkamp defeated Caroline Kinnison and Sara Sweeterman 6-3, 6-0. At second doubles, Akari Nagato and Zoey Scancarello defeated Alex Robinson and Sam Turner 6-1, 6-1....

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Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t convinced him they deserve the job.Pettine had been expected to announce Wednesday whether Hoyer or Manziel, the hyped rookie, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh during a teleconference.But the decision has been delayed and could carry through Cleveland’s third preseason game on Saturday, Pettine said....

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Philadelphia’s Davis, Chicago team talk of LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — An African-American female pitcher from Philadelphia and a team from Chicago have created a buzz at the Little League World Series.Philly’s Mo’ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West squad are the talk of the series; professional athletes and politicians alike are following their every move. They’ve Skyped with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had shout-outs from NBA star Kevin Durant on Twitter and the Pennsylvania governor was in South...

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Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe’s claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights.Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he won’t receive any money as part of the settlement.R...

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Ohio State rebuilding faulty pass defense

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – A year ago, Ohio State’s pass defense was a disaster scene. The only thing missing was a declaration from the governor.The reaction from Urban Meyer as he sorted through the rubble was drastic.“We completely blew it up,” Meyer said about OSU’s 2013 pass defense. “Anything associated with that is gone. It had to change.”Until quarterback Braxton Mille...

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Crane overturns onto truck at Troy Jr High

A crane, belonging to a roofing company, overturned at the rear of Troy Junior High School around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident although the crane fell directly onto a large truck that was sitting next to it and the building. Troy Fire Department along with Troy Police responded to the scene. It appears that no damage occurred to the building. School begins tomorrow for Troy students.

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Lock dedication set for Thursday

LOCKINGTON — After years of planning and more than a year’s worth of labor, the Ohio History Connection will unveil the restored Lock 1 of Lockington Locks during a rededication ceremony Thursday at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Museum Trail and Cross Trail roads in Lockington.Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of Ohio History Connection; Glenda S. Greenwood, president of the Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees; Randy Chevalley, deputy director of District 7, ...

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60 attend Dorothy Love reunion

SIDNEY— They are former vegetable scrubbers and administrators, maintenance workers and nurses, housekeepers and marketing staff.All of them, at one time or another, worked at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. And more than 60 of them gathered Monday for their first-ever reunion. The luncheon at the American Legion Hall in Sidney was organized by Jo Ann Covelli, Aunilee Moore and Blanche Puckett, all of Sidney.“Aunilee and I had talked about it for a cou...

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Heroin subject of sermon

SIDNEY — The Rev. Phil Chilcote, senior pastor of the First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road, will talk with a recovering heroin addict in lieu of a sermon during the church’s 10:15 a.m. service Sunday.“A Christian Response to the Heroin Epidemic” will focus on the addict’s personal struggles with painful emotional challenges, her seeking ways to cover up that pain, the history and path of her addiction to heroin, the challenges now after being cl...

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Couple celebrating 50 years

Gerald “Jerry” and Diane (Sonnenberg) Thorstad of Troy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23.They were married in Wautoma, Wisc., on Aug. 23, 1964.They have been longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Troy.Jerry worked at Kimberly Clark Corp. of 22 years, then bought and operated Peters Printing Co. with this wife Diane for 13 years.They were both active in Troy Area Chamber of Commerce activities and bot...

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Council to revisit Riverfront development, city fees

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The ordinance regarding appropriations in regards to the proposed $10 million Riverfront Development project will have its second reading today by Troy City Council at 7 p.m. at City Hall.The reappropriation ordinance proposed would increase the transfer amount from the General Fund by $1,967,500 and increases the expenditure amount of the Capital Improvement Fund by the same amount.At the Aug. 4 co...

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Couple set August date

FORT LORAMIE — Megan Marie Fullenkamp and Joshua Alan Hilgefort, both of Fort Loramie, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 30, 2014, in St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tony and Vicki Fullenkamp, of Fort Loramie. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2009 and from Kettering College in 2014, with a registered nursing degree. She is employed by Upper Valley Medical Center as a registered nurse.

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A wait and see pattern

By Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – Though some may view the new reporting standard by the GASB (Government Accounting Standard Board) for public employee pension plans with concern, some local entities are waiting to see whether or not any issues will arise. This includes the city of Piqua and the city school district when asked if they had been able to calculate the amount of new liability they are required to report.

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