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When professional football came to Troy

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Patrick D. KennedyTroy-Miami County Public LibraryTROY — Almost any Trojan can tell you that most of the people in this city love sports, but football is king! Troy High School football is especially loved by many of the residents of our community and at an early period developed an intense following.The love of football so entranced many Trojans in the 1920’s and 1930’s that high school ball alone did not seem to be enough to quench a thirst for the game. Therefore, in the early 1930’s there was a drive to field a professional football team in Troy.

 

Piqua woman saves husband with CPR

PIQUA — At the age of 54, and with no previous symptoms, Steve Hager of Piqua collapsed suddenly while shoveling snow last February.“He fell over and had a heart attack,” his wife, Joan, said. “We had both shoveled snow earlier in the day and he decided to go back out and get the snow blower to clear it again.”Steve came into his parents’ home and fell over with little warning. His preexisting conditions including high blood pressure a...

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Staff ReportsGREENVILLE — Troy freshman Morgan Gigandet — who burst onto the scene at last weekend’s Moeller Invitational — impressed once again Saturday at the Greenville Treaty City Invitational, turning in a runner-up finish in 19:11.Fellow freshman Emma Shigley was fifth (20:07), Abby Pence was ninth (20:56), Rachel Davidson was 14th (21:11), Megan Myers was 23rd (22:02), Megan Falknor was 24th (22:03) and Cristina Dennison was 26th (22:06)....

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Car show benefits Hospice

RUSSIA — On Au. 23, Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia hosted its fourth annual car show to benefit Hospice of Miami County.Susan Hemm , marketing and development coordinator for Hospice, was the recipient of a $3,900 donation. Hospice, being volunteer driven, uses benefits such as this to help maintain the structure that it takes to keep the quality of assistance for those who require it, according to Hemm.Music was provided by Jimmy Weaver, who also announce...

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College brief

Edison Community CollegePIQUA — Edison Community College has announced the summer 2014 dean’s list.To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.Local students include:Covington: Heather Minnich.Fletcher: Ashley Burton.Piqua: Monica Avey William Caserta, Louis Gaier, Sean Martin, Ryan Scott, Natalie W...

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Buckeyes survive scare, win 34-17

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comBALTIMORE — Two hours after Ohio State’s 34-17 win over Navy on Saturday, all the Navy logos had been scrubbed and washed from the artificial turf at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Stadium.Much like Navy’s hold on the game, they were temporary, not permanent.But for too long for comfort for Ohio State, Saturday’s season-opening game looked like it could become an indelible, unforgettable ...

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Difference makers

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — With Troy far behind in the first set Saturday, one substitution seemed to make a difference.And even though the Trojans still dropped that game despite a strong rally, their big guns continued to wear down Miami East for the rest of the match — and the Vikings couldn’t figure out how to regain the momentum once it began to slip away.Miranda Silcott’s serve gave the Trojans a boost off the ben...

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Life’s Simple 7

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.”1. Get activeDaily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five times per week, you can almost guarantee yourself a healthier and more satisfying life while lowering your risks for heart disease, stroke ...

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The day after Opening Night

By David Fong and Josh BrownSports Content ProvidersTROY — In the cold light of day, the film Saturday morning certainly looked better than the product did Friday night.“Our film actually wasn’t that bad,” Troy football coach Scot Brewer said Saturday afternoon after his team’s 42-7 loss to Chaminade Julienne Friday night. “Our kids were in position to make plays, CJ made a lot of good plays Friday night. You’ve got to...

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Looking forward at the hall of fame

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — With another class inducted into the Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night, there’s only 364 days to start thinking about the 2015 class.Friday night, the hall of fame committee got it right by choosing Leslie “Prep” Wells (football and baseball), Carlton Kazmaier (coaching), Mike Lyons (gymnastics), Heath Murray (baseball) and Levi Fox (cross country and track) for the 2014 class....

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As you head back to school, remember these things

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column:With school starting back up for most students in our area, there are a few things I’d like you to keep in mind this year.If you’re a high school junior in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District who is interested in attending a Military Service Academy, you have until Oct. 31 to apply for a nomination from my office. Call (513) 779-5400 for more informa...

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Religion Briefs

After-school program offeredCASSTOWN — Casstown United Methodist Church is hosting an after-school program on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year (Sept. 3). This free program will offer snacks, stories of hope, crafts, games and other activities, service projects, and more, as well as an opportunity to work on homework with the help of local adults.Thel program is for students in kindergarten to 5th grade and will be held at th...

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August 11Miami Shores Golf Course at 4023 Staunton Road - Replace of resurface cutting board on prep cooler. Hard to reach areas has darkish residual on floor. Clean deeply and properly. Observed utensils bases on floor in storage room. Ensure all clean items and utensils are off the floor. Dishwasher not working. Repair and replace. Don’t use until fixed.August 12Remedi RX at 962 S. Dorset Road in Troy - All temperatures okay. Cold machine locked. Opera...

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Brandy L. BradfordLast known address: Ludlow FallsDate of birth: 12/29/83Height: 5’7”Weight: 120Eyes: GreenHair: BrownWanted for: TheftJames B. GambrellLast known address: TroyDate of birth: 5/19/64Height: 5’8”Weight: 160Eyes: BlueHair: BrownWanted for: Assault...

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Today• BAND TO PERFORM: Hard rock band Mayfly will perform at 9 p.m. at the Troy Rec. They will be performing songs from their debut EP, Vereor Deus, Non Dogma. Doors open at 6:30 and admission is $5.• OHIO YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB: Brukner Nature Center’s Young Birders’ Club will meet at the interpretive building to explore the world of one of nature’s ecosystem engineers — woodpeckers. Young Birders Club meets from 9-11 a....

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Troy Christian holds off Perry

Staff ReportsLIMA — Luke Dillahunt rushed for five touchdowns and more than 200 yards as Troy Christian opened the season with a 42-32 win over Perry Friday.“It was a slugfest-type of game,” Troy Christian coach Steve Nolan said. “They would score, then we would score, then they would score and then we would score. It just kept going back and forth like that all night long. They had 44 kids and we had 23 kids, but we just hung in there. The kids p...

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A fast start

By Josh BrownSports EditorWEST MILTON – The officials decided to kick off opening night a little early.Miami East was more than ready.The visiting Vikings forced three-and-outs on Milton-Union’s first four possessions and turned each one of them into touchdowns on the other end, starting fast in a game that kicked off with almost two minutes remaining on the pre-game warmups clock and never letting up in a 42-7 victory Friday night at Mi...

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Too much, too soon

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerScot Brewer figures Chaminade Julienne’s high-octane offense — led by Akron-bound quarterback Jacob Harrison and a fleet of future Division I college football players — will give even the most experienced defense fits this season.Against a Troy defense that returns almost no starters and featured a liberal smattering of players seeing their first varsity action, it hardly even seemed fair.

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