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Council reviews $1 million marina renovations today

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TROY — Council will consider $1 million in the marina renovations at today’s council meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.The building’s committee will recommend to council to approve to seek bids for the renovation work, although council member Robin Oda requested that her reservations about the project be part of the majority report submitted by council member and committee chair Lynne Snee.

 

How Tipp helped find ‘hope over heroin’

When the Hope Over Heroin crew came to the Miami Valley Sept. 19-20, they enlisted the help of more than 70 churches in the area – including Upper Room Worship Center and Ginghamsburg Church, both of Tipp City. In the span of a month, coordinators brought together a 2-day rally at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds with a total attendance of almost 10,000 people.“It was paradigm shifting,” said Pat Murray, one of the rally organizers. “It had to be a God thin...

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Halfway home

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerMIAMI COUNTY — In a season filled with darkness — replete with blowout losses and running clocks — a beacon of light finally shone through for the Troy football team.Yes, the Troy football team lost 21-14 to Xenia Friday night to fall to 0-5 — but progress most certainly was made.On the heels of lopsided losses to Chaminade-Julienne, Cincinnati Northwest, Miamisburg and Wayne to ope...

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Big-time players

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerMIAMI COUNTY — Both A.J. Ouellette and Gus Schwieterman played in the Cross County Conference against some of the smallest teams — and smallest players, for that matter — in Ohio high school football.Perhaps in part because of the level of competition they faced week after week in high school, neither was offered a Division I college scholarship upon graduation. Both elected to walk on at Division I...

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Like father, like son

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCASSTOWN —A framed, black and white picture hangs in Miami East football coach Max Current’s office.Current — then the defensive coordinator for the Greenville football team — is kneeling on the sidelines, watching the Green Wave. Next to him, also on bended knee, is his son, Jake. Next to the younger Current are the water bottles he would carry out to his father’s players during timeout...

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Before he was a superstar

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Heath Murray remembers a shy, slender kid who wasn’t looking to make waves on his recruiting trip to the University of Michigan.“Derek was a tall, skinny kid who didn’t say much,” the Troy High School and former Major League Baseball pitcher said. “He was pretty quiet — but most of the recruits were. They didn’t want to be really loud and have that get back to th...

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How many homes have you sold?

During the past 12 months, how many homes have you sold? Ten, 20, 50? How did you attract the buyers? Which marketing techniques were the most effective for you? How did interest rates affect the selling price? Are loan programs the same today as twelve months ago?Each day, the local real estate market changes. Buyers become more sophisticated and web literate. Interest rates, loan programs and closing costs fluctuate to the tune of the money markets. New homes become available and...

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A simpler solution to climate change

Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy.In her powerful new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, the Canadian globalization expert drills through the noisy climate debate and finds that humanity has no choice but to ditch its fossil fuel-driven global economy for a local model powered by renewable energy.Out with oil, gas, and coal. In with wind, sun, small-scale ...

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The climate march to nowhere

Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming.The throng would have better advised to parade in downtown Beijing, assuming the Politburo wouldn’t have called out the infantry.China is the locus of the alleged crime against the planet that is carbon emissions, yet the marchers staged their event in the United States, where prior to last year em...

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Darkness before the dawn

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — More than 350 years ago, British theologian and historian Thomas Fuller probably wasn’t thinking about the Troy football program when he wrote his seminal work, “A Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof: With the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon.”Considering he wrote the piece in 1650, Fuller probably wouldn’t have known a Pisgah from a pigskin....

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Tipp rollover claims one life

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comTIPP CITY —Miami County recorded its eighth fatal accident of 2014 on Friday.A Tipp City man was killed at the scene of a single vehicle accident Friday afternoon when his SUV veered off State Route 571, ejecting him as it rolled several times.Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies identified the driver as Ronnie Steinbrugge, 64, of Tipp City. He was the lone occupant in the vehicle.Mia...

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Troy’s changing landscape

By Patrick KennedyFor the Troy Daily NewsIt seems like the topic of interest of late has been the ongoing demolition of the old Hobart Brothers’ factory, or at least that is what the conversation has been in the ‘history business.’ A number of visitors to the Local History Library have asked, “What did the company manufacture?” “How long was it here?” And, naturally, “What is going to replace it?” In addition, anybody...

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Melissa BilletLast known address: PiquaDate of birth: 07/25/78Height: 5’6”Weight: 160Eyes: GreenHair: BlondeWanted for: ForgeryJemma BrooksLast known address: Pleasant HillDate of birth: 09/07/92Height: 5’4”Weight: 165Eyes: BrownHair: RedWanted for: Receive stolen property...

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Natural Wanders

MOONS AND SEASONSLast week’s full moon rolled across the heavens like a glowing sorcerer’s oracle. And in several ways was a celestial crystal ball foretelling of change.Astrologer Richard Nolle coined the term “supermoon.” They happen when the full moon occurs at the point along its orbit that’s closest to earth. The only visible difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon is the latter might appear slightly larger. Nolle is curr...

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Trojans shut out Greenon, 4-0

Staff ReportsENON — Troy’s boys soccer team bounced back from its loss at Butler earlier this week, shutting out Greenon 4-0 Saturday night.Mitchell Evans had two goals, Jake Diffenderfer and J.T Yenney each had a goal and an assist, while Mack Sherman and Cam Schulz each had an assist. Stephen Williams had three saves to post the shutout.Troy (8-4) hosts Sidney Tuesday.ME 5, Fairlawn 2FAIRLAWN — Miami E...

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Devils sweep County team titles

By Josh BrownSports EditorWEST MILTON — Troy’s Emma Shigley became the second Trojan freshman girl to win her first varsity race this season.And Stephen Jones continued to make progress on his long recovery after a rare illness in the summer.In the end, though, the Tippecanoe Red Devils reasserted their dominance at the Miami County Championships cross country meet Saturday at Milton-Union High School, with Mitch Poynter winning the boys...

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Religion Briefs

Soup supper to benefit Relay for LifeTROY —First United Church of Christ will hold a soup supper from 4:30-7 p.m. today. The menu consists of chili, vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, applesauce, dessert and drinks.Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 3-8 years old. Children under 3 eat free. No carry-outs. All proceeds benefit Miami County Relay for Life.First United Church of Christ is located on the corner of S...

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