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P. Hill monument may be moving

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Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comPLEASANT HILL — He greets travelers as they pass through the small town of Pleasant Hill, but the Ohio Department of Transportation has recommended the Old Soldier monument should be moved out of the intersection of State Routes 718 and 48.ODOT conducted a safety study of the intersection, which was presented to Pleasant Hill council this summer.The study found the intersection with the Old Soldier’s monument averaged 4.47 crashes per year . The study also stated that 14 crashes occurred at the intersection from 2010-2012. The study also found that the right of way is “very confined at this intersection, especially on the northeast corner.”

 

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Today• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors set up on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, organic milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts, prepared food and entertainment. Free parking is available off West Franklin St. Contact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 for information or visit www.troymainstreet.org.• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant ...

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The final countdown

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Scot Brewer reiterated — as he always does during scrimmage — that Friday’s “game” at Troy Memorial Stadium did not count toward the final regular season standings.Still, however, the smile on his face told a different story.

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East FFA donates fresh meat to local shelter

FFA Donates Meat to Family Abuse ShelterRecently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter donated 564 pounds of fresh chicken to the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County located in Troy, Ohio. A total of 167 chickens were donated with an average weight of 3.4 pounds per bird.The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County is a non-profit shelter for men, women, and children. They operate based completely on grants and donations from the community. According to Fawnda Cress, grant coord...

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City of Troy’s debt service payments examined

Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — More questions than answers have plagued the Riverfront Development project which will have its third reading a the next city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.Council members Robin Oda, Bobby Phillips and Alan Clark have voted not to suspend the rules to pass the first $1.9 million reappropration for the Riverfront Development project on Aug. 18.

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Chicken dinner offeredTROY — Friends for Riverside is has announced its 14th annual barbecue chicken dinner on Sept. 12, sponsored by Troy Fish & Game and Acorn Consulting.Tickets are $7.50 and must be purchased in advance by 5 p.m. Sept. 5.Dinners can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Riverside’s Gymnasium, 1625 Troy-Sidney Road.Dinners will include one-half barbecue chicken, applesauce, chips and ro...

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Davis’ accomplishments still inspire despite loss

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo’ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia’s Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks.Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep.But Davis is anything but your average 13-year-old.None of the other kids in her class have ever been on the cover of Sports Illustrated or have had Lil’ Wayne and Ellen DeGeneres gush over them.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

By The Associated PressWalk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season. They’re among 21 on-campus football stadiums where an...

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Chase outsiders not leaving anything to chance

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It’s the kind of jumble that can make even the most seasoned driver nervous.Matt Kenseth stands fifth in the points standings and seems a lock to make in into NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when the 10-race playoffs begin in three weeks at Chicagoland Speedway.But the 2003 series champion is still winless this season. With three races remaining in the regular-season, including two on unpredictable short tracks, he&#...

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Browns’ Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him.He peeled off his jersey, sweat streaking his face. The star receiver soon posted a photo on Instagram of him catching a pass from rookie Johnny Manziel.“Only place I can find peace,” Gordon captioned the picture.The football field is giving Gordon serenity. His time there be could be running out.

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Manziel fined for middle finger flip

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger.The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public.Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night’s nationally televised game when he mad...

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Milton tennis shuts out Preble Shawnee

Staff ReportsWEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Bulldogs posted an impressive Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division win on Thursday, blanking Preble Shawnee 5-0.This was a good win for us,” Milton-Union tennis coach Sharon Paul said. “Preble Shawnee is one of the stronger teams in our league, so we are really happy to beat them 5-0.”At first singles, Brooke Falb defeated Brooklyn Hubbard 6-4, 7-5. At second singles, Claire Fetters de...

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Bradford cancels varsity football season

By Kyle ShanerCivitas MediaBRADFORD – The Cross County Conference voted to not play Bradford in varsity football this year, prompting the Railroaders to cancel their varsity season and move to a junior varsity slate for 2014.The CCC voted 10-1 to not play Bradford in varsity football for concern of student safety, according to a press release from the league.

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The reluctant runner

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Growing up, Levi Fox wanted nothing to do with running — unless it meant running up and down the basketball court or around the basepaths.“I had heard about cross country and track in junior high, but I really didn’t think anything of it,” Fox said. “But my mom convinced me to run in the Strawberry Festival 10K. I ran an OK time — something like 49 minutes, which isn&#...

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Old Piqua Fish and Ice Company engulfed in flames

Mike Ullery/Staff photographerThe Piqua Fire Department responded to a completely engulfed in flames Old Piqua Fish and Ice Company at the corner of Ohio Street and First Street Friday afternoon. The department has requested Covington and Casstown response and asks residents to please avoid the area.

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Troy Firefighters petition approved

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — The board of elections certified more than 800 signatures collected by the Troy Fire Department to place a referendum in regards to the city council’s ordinance to establish a part-time wage.According to deputy director Eric Morgan, the board of election members approved the petition to place a referendum on the ballot on Thursday.The board approved 830 of the more than 1,300 signatures col...

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U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

By Josh BoakAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week’s was revised up slightly to 290,000.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 2,000 to 295,750. That continu...

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Road repairs on schedule in township

MONROE TOWNSHIP — August road repairs in Monroe Township continue on schedule for the township board of trustees who announced at their Aug. 18 meeting that recent work projects have been completed on Shoop Road, Montgomery County Line Road and Kent Drive. Additional work projects on Shoop Road, Neal Pearson, and other areas are scheduled for this year as well.A report reviewed by the trustees shows that by mid-August at Maple Hill Cemetery, there have been 43 burials and 28 ...

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