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Commissioners declare dog registration periods

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Allison C. Gallagheragallagher@civitasmedia.comTROY — Following Ohio House Bill 483, the Miami County Commissioners approved the rule that there would be no increase for the three-year and permanent license fees that residents would have to pay the animal shelter.Effective Sept. 15, any late applications for a three-year or permanent dog license will be charged a $14 penalty that will be paid in addition to the registration fee.

 

Suds, faith found at California laundromat

KRYSTA FAURIAAssociated PressHUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her infant daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry.Every month, Mitchell would trek to a local laundromat and take advantage of Laundry Love, a growing faith-driven movement that helps those who are homeless or financially struggling by washing their dirty clothes for free.Amid the comforting rou...

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Wrongful imprisonment

This case began in 2010, when United States marshals had a warrant to arrest Rodney Williams. Acting on a reasonable belief that that they would find him at Yanko Mansaray’s house, the marshals entered and searched for Williams. Instead of Williams, they found a large quantity of ecstasy pills.Based on this evidence – which Mansaray filed a motion to suppress at trial – Mansaray was convicted of a drug offense and a related offense and sentenced to 11 years in pri...

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Today• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, are $10.• PIZZA NIGHT: Pizza night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.• BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at One Call Now, 726...

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Troy JV soccer routs West Carrollton

Staff ReportsTROY — The Troy JV boys soccer team had little trouble with West Carrollton Thursday night, defeating the Pirates 7-0 at Ferguson Field.Brandon Lewis led the way with two goals and an assist, while Spencer Hinderman, Tyler Mauk, Collin Hubbell, Spencer Covault and Peyton Hampton each scored a goal. Luke Johnson had two assists and Alex Del Cid had one assist.

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Troy wins 2 straight

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Three days, two matches — but time on the court all three days.On Wednesday, the Trojans edged Greenville 3-2 in their Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division opener — a match in which all five spots went to three sets.“It was a big win to start GWOC North play,” Goldner said. “The match took two days to complete because of thunder and lightning on Tuesday, with all of the m...

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Princesses wantedCASSTOWN — All princesses are invited to a day of pampering and learning how to be a princess. Miami East High School’s FFA and Pride In M.E. invite young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day on Sept. 13 in the Miami East High School cafeteria.Princesses are asked to arrive at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. No reservations are needed.A $10 cash fee per princess will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefi...

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Vanderhorst marks 80 years

MINSTER — Norb Vanderhorst of Minster will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house, hosted by his daughter and son-in-law, Sept. 14, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. at 1373 Kelch Road, Russia.Vanderhorst was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Minster, to John and Nettie (Zumberge) Vanderhorst, who are now deceased. He married Patricia Merkle on Aug. 12, 1967. She passed in 1978.He has a daughter and son-in-law, Dina and Jim Marchal, of Russia; two sisters and brothers-in-law, M...

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Everyone watching as Barrett takes over for Miller

COLUMBUS (AP) — There are a lot of ways to describe J.T. Barrett’s new, amplified role for Ohio State.His teammates and coaches say Barrett has taken over as No. 5 Ohio State’s starting quarterback as if that were the plan all along.It wasn’t, of course. Barrett, a freshman, got the job when two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder 10 days ago and was lost for the season.Offensive coordinator To...

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College Football Playoff era begins

By The Associated PressA new era in college football is here.After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff.It’s new, it’s exciting and, as was the case with the old system, will probably cause plenty of complaining since only four teams get a chance to play for the title.It all starts with a handful of games this week before the full rollou...

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USC coach: Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.Sarkisian also said Thursday that the suspended Shaw could “potentially” return to the Trojans at some point this season.“Obviously there’s some other things that need to take place,” Sarkisian said Thursday...

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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.In a letter sent to all 32 team owners Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell never mentions Rice by name but makes clear references to the Baltimore player...

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Hamilton, Reds steal one from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds came up with a game plan to steal a game from Jake Arrieta, and they ran with it.Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The last time the Reds stole at least six was 2006 against Washington.The Reds had six steals in the first four innings, using six hits and four walk...

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The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Aug. 24The news in America was joyful. Two brave American health professionals, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol, flown to the United States after they fell ill with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, walked out of the hospital last week. Doctors say they have been cured.Many patients weren’t so lucky in Liberia, New Guinea and Sierra Leone, where fear, ignorance and a rudimentary public health system have been just...

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A man for all seasons

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — The phone line went silent for a few seconds.“No … no, I don’t think there was,” legendary Troy football player Bussie Favorite said with a laugh. “I don’t think there was much ‘Coach Kaz’ couldn’t do, to be honest with you.”Favorite — a 1950 Troy High School graduate and one of the first great players in the modern era of Troy ...

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Addressing infant mortality in Ohio

According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries — more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year.It’s unthinkable. And each year in the U.S., there are more than 4,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths. What’s worse — Ohio is near the bottom compared with other states, ranking 48th in the nation for infant mortality and 50th for inf...

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State briefs

Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoiseTOLEDO (AP) — The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds.The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed.Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato t...

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To the Editor:Is Kasich or FitzGerald worse?Both have made bad judgments. But Kasich has harmed the ordinary citizens he governed. FitzGerald has helped the citizens in the two cities in which he was the administrator. He would help all Ohioans.Governor Kasich’s violations of our trust:

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