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Cracking down on human trafficking

My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me.Unfortunately, we see and hear the local stories about human trafficking nearly every day.According to a recent article in the Dayton Daily News, “During the past 12 months, 26 child advocacy centers across state identified 65 minors and seven adults who are potential victims of human trafficking, including...

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Letter to Editor

To the Editor:As a citizen of Troy I feel we should have some say in how our city spends our money. I have no problem with investing money in upgrading Hobart Arena and Treasure Island.I do have a problem with the way the city is treating the Troy Fire Department. What a slap in the face to hire part time EMT’s and Paramedics and pay them what? $13 to $14 an hour?The garbage men make more than that. As a city we chose not to have a volun...

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Editorial Roundup

According to the Texarkana Gazette: gun law shot downOur nation’s capital is known for having strict gun control laws.Before 2008, Washington residents could not even own a handgun. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.Now those in Washington can own a handgun, but only a model approved by the authorities and the gun must be licensed and registered with the police. Residents are not al...

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Food pantry parking needs to be more accessible

To the Editor:It is nice that the food pantry in Troy has been able to move to a larger place. The biggest problem is the parking situation. The street in front of the building has a painted yellow curb. I for one must ask why would they choose this location, when a large majority of the people that go there cannot walk from the half block parking lots that the building offers.I myself asked the director if she was going to get in touch with the city abo...

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According to The Watertown Daily Times: on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.What many people find most memorable about summers past are the trips they took.Some people travel to one of the extraordinary sites under the stewardship of the U.S. National Park Service. Other people visit family or friends throughout the country. Countless young people find themselves at a summer camp — whether they like it or not.And then there are those bold...

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Editorial roundup

According to the Eau Claire Leader Telegram: No subject exempt from political arenaIt’s ironic that Republicans in an election year are practically tripping over themselves in their zeal to scrub the Common Core academic standards that almost every state adopted before the political pushback began.The irony is that these standards were implemented in the first place to address a major problem under former Republican President George W. Bush’s No Ch...

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Thanking student volunteers

To the Editor:I would like to thank those students from Miami East and Troy High Schools (Nick Staton, Sean Slack, Tyler Sloan and Chad Baker) that donated their time to help place flags on the square for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and and the no parking signs around for the parade.This was a great help to the sponsors of the parade, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. Nick, Sean, Tyler and Chad — your efforts were greatly appreciated....

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Skaters can benefit from a second surface of ice

To the Editor:My name is Leslie Culp, and I am currently the president of the Troy Skating Club. I have been involved with the club for 10 years, ever since my youngest daughter started Snow Plow Sam in the “Skate with Us” program.As a result of our daughter’s love of the sport of ice skating, our family has spent many hours at Hobart arena skating, serving the Troy skating club and volunteering for it’s many competitions. While a...

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A big thank you for support

To the Editor:This letter is to say thank you to the many local businesses and individuals in Troy who supported the recent spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit in remembrance of Sharon Weyant.Your generosity, in both donations and advertising, helped raise the necessary funds to allow our daughter Megan to participate in her fourth Susan G. Koman 3 Day. The 3-Day is a 60 mile walk in three days to raise awareness and money for breast cancer resea...

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The hayloft and the horse resurrection

There are two certainties about life I have accepted.One is at some point in July I will be up in a miserably hot hayloft maneuvering and lifting hundreds of bales of hay that are half my body weight.The other certainty is if I don’t get right with the big man upstairs, then my afterlife will consist of lugging around and stacking bales of hay in Hades.Why am I stacking hay? I do not live on a farm, nor did I grow up on one.The answer is simpl...

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The sales tax hokey pokey

By Dave Fisher, chairmanMiami County Democratic PartyThe Miami County Commissioners lead by John O’Brien have done it again.On June 24th, the commissioners passed the renewal of the .25 percent sales tax on the guise of paying for the 9-1-1 system.Before we get into the nuts and bolts of what is really going on, let’s look at how they did it. I would say that it was done in the dark of night but, that would not be true. It was done in th...

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The definition of vacation varies from generation to generation

People often have different ideas of what a “family vacation” means to them.More often than not, we envision the all-American vacation with the Clark Griswold station wagon loaded down with suitcases, annoyed children, enthusiastic parents, a map and a clear destination point to be conquered.Evan recently returned from a week long vacation in Texas with his grandparents. His dad and family stayed in a beautiful lake house and all the cousins were able to join...

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Thanks on behalf of Piqua Optimist 5K

To the Editor,On behalf of the members and officers of the Piqua Optimist Club, thank you to our wonderful community for its support with our recent 5K. We greatly appreciate our generous sponsors (State Farm, Hartzel Propeller, Miami Valley Steel, Murray, Wells, Wendeln & Robinson, Unity Bank, Jamieson & Yannucci and our “Long Distance” sponsor Wappo Woods for our sixth annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5K Run & Walk, which was held Saturday, July 12 at Piqua High Schoo...

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It’s nice to meet you

There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person’s hand.There can be a lot of psychology at play with a handshake. Most guys overcompensate for their lackluster size and masculinity by squeezing as absolutely hard as they can.Other guys of impressive size and masculine quality also present a problem because they squeeze as hard as they possibly can, too, but they tend to jerk your arm practically out of socket.First, I am not a piece of gym ...

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It’s nice to meet you

There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person’s hand.There can be a lot of psychology at play with a handshake. Most guys overcompensate for their lackluster size and masculinity by squeezing as absolutely hard as they can.Other guys of impressive size and masculine quality also present a problem because they squeeze as hard as they possibly can, too, but they tend to jerk your arm practically out of socket.First, I am not a piece of gym ...

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Cracking down on human trafficking

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