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Uptown fashion downtown

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TROY — Dr. Lynn Barnes is seeing her dreams come true with the help of her personal relationship with God, her husband and a lot of community support.The Casstown woman is opening a fashion design studio in downtown Troy on the square, with the first set of classes starting next week. She will teach fashion design and merchandising, sewing, clothing construction, couture technique and historic dress.Barnes started her career in southern California, where she’s from, as a home economics teacher. She progressed through clothing and textiles studies, getting a masters in the international study of quality control at San Francisco State, and becoming a doctor and Buckeye at The Ohio State University.


Questions for FSU and Alabama after opening week

By The Associated PressOverrated or over reactions?Maybe it’s a bit of the former, but probably far more of the latter after the first weekend of the college football season, which is notorious for setting off way-too-early alarms.No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Alabama held their spots in the AP Top 25 released on Tuesday, though both looked to be less than juggernauts in close victories against heavy underdogs on Saturday.

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Trojans blank Rams

Staff ReportsTROY — A lineup change gave one of Troy’s players a chance to win her first varsity match of the season — for the Trojans themselves, at least.Maggie Hennessy and Ashley Bruns each moved up a spot at singles Tuesday against Trotwood, making room for Lindsey Orozco at third singles — and the Trojans (5-1, 2-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division) picked up their second shutout victory of the season with a 5-0 victory over the...

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Treasure Island and marina renovations OK’d by council

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTROY — Council approved the $1.9 million phase of the proposed $10 million Riverfront Development project despite a motion to delay action for a fourth reading on Tuesday.Council voted 5-3 for the$1.9 million reappropriation ordinance which includes: $720,000 for consultants for Hobart Arena work, $85,000 for consultants for design improvements for Treasure Island Park, $1 million for construction work for the Mar...

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Lee gets chance at LB for OSU

By Jim NaveauCivitas MediaCOLUMBUS – Darron Lee accomplished the goal of getting to his dream school. What position he would play could be sorted out later.Lee, a starting linebacker for Ohio State as a redshirt freshman this year, was a quarterback at New Albany High School in suburban Columbus who also played defensive back.The recruiting services said he was a 3-star prospect. Some schools said he could play quarterback for them. His best o...

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No rest for the wicked

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — The sun still came up, the birds still chirped and the Troy football team got back to work.If the Trojans are suffering any lingering effects from a 42-7 loss to Chaminade Julienne in the season opener — Troy trailed 42-7 at halftime and the second was played under a running clock, per the new Ohio High School Athletic Association rule — they haven’t been showing it, Troy coach Scot Bre...

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Labor Day weekend accrues two separate stabbing incidents

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Two separate stabbing incidences occurred on Sunday of the Labor Day weekend — one in the early morning hours at the Mountain Top VFW Post 6557, at 7578 W. Fenner Rd., Pleasant Hill, and the other incident occur ed in the afternoon at Hawks Circle apartments in Troy.RUMBLE MOUNTAIN RALLYEach Labor Day weekend, the Mountain Top VFW hosts its annual Rumble on the Mountain rally with c...

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Leave Treasure Island the way it is

To the Editor:Some remarks on the Treasure Island improvements:The “marina” and Boat House improvements are costly but may be warranted if suitable business is found to justify the expense through a cost-benefit analysis.

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Commissioners authorize juvenile programs

Allison C. Gallagheragallagher@civitasmedia.comCommissioners authorize juvenile programs

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Troy PD sort out stabbing story

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitamedia.comTROY — Troy Police Department detectives have questioned three subjects in regards to one person who was stabbed in the 1500 block of Hawks Nest apartments at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday.The victim, who remains unidentified, suffered stab wounds to the head and chest, although authorities say the injuries do not appear life threatening. The victim was transferred by Troy Fire Department medics to Upper Valley Medical Cente...

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Woman saves husband with CPR

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Preserve the harvest for winter meals, gifts

By Melinda MyersThe cucumbers have filled the vegetable drawer, you’ve run out of cabbage recipes and your family is refusing to eat one more BLT. Or maybe you just couldn’t resist that special deal on a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or apples at the farmer’s market. So what is a gardener or shopper to do with all that produce?Since properly stored vegetables will hold their flavor and nutritional value longer than those left in a plastic bag or set on t...

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Amazon seeks to reach viewers with ‘Hand of God’

DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dana Delany had an urge.While playing the take-no-prisoners wife of a law-bending judge in the upcoming Amazon pilot “Hand of God,” an indecent inclination by the veteran actress conflicted with the instincts she’d developed as a network TV star. Delany, who’s logged countless hours on such series as “China Beach” and “Desperate Housewives,” wasn’...

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Vegas’ storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.SBE Group CEO Sam Nazarian had purchased the Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007 with dreams of restoring its former glory, but the recession stalled the plans, dr...

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don’t need the in-room safe? You’re likely still paying. And the overpriced can of soda may b...

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Sales of US new homes fall in July

JOSH BOAKAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000. The report also revised up the June sales rate to 422,000 from 406,000.New-home sales plunged 30.8 percent in the ...

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Preparing for fall and winter pests

(AP) — For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in season indicates the need to find shelter from the colder temperatures ahead. In some cases, this shelter is the same place that keeps your family warm and dry.The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners that fall pest-proofing is important to prevent pests from making their home in yours.Unwanted pests are more than a just nuisance in the home. They pose serious...

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Tips for clean, guest-ready home

(AP) — Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.Here are a few quick tips to clean and prep your home for a season of get-togethers - anytime day or night.Load the dishwasher first. When you’re throwing...

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