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Poverty simulation surprises, educates public

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Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsLocal nonprofit Partners in Hope held a poverty simulation July 29 at St. Patrick Parish with the goal of raising awareness and educating the public on what a month in the life of a family living in poverty is like.

 

Garcia shoots 61, takes Firestone lead

AKRON (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn’t know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead into the weekend.He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer from the fringe at No. 11. Garcia sho...

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Strahan expects emotions to flow at Hall induction

CANTON (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won’t be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday.“I am not going to be the first one to crack,” Strahan pronounced with a familiar gap-toothed grin Friday. “But it’ll be interesting. I just told the guys...

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Bills will be tested in Hall of Fame Game

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — After a shaky start to training camp, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has had a renewed confidence on the practice field in recent days.Buffalo is looking to keep that momentum on its side in its first real test of the preseason when the Bills play the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday.“Obviously we want to go out there and put out a great product,” Manuel said. “It’s national TV. ...

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Hunter-Reay tops after early Mid-Ohio practices

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — If the IndyCar Series is going to make it 3 for 3 when it comes to caution-free races at Mid-Ohio, the drivers will need to clean it up before Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.Friday’s afternoon practice was stopped twice for drivers going off course, causing a disjointed session.“The first practice was fine,” four-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon said. “The second practice was pretty much a waste of time with all the red...

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Larson wins 1st career pole

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.Denny Hamlin had set the record of 181.415 in June.Joey Logano joins Larson on the front row. Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon completed the top five. Gordon followed his fifth Brickyard 400 win with another strong qualifying run.Keselowski is pulling double duty this weekend and will also drive in the Nationwide...

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Earnhardt hopes for Pocono sweep

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. landed at Pocono in need of a cleaning tool.“Lookin for a broom,” he tweeted.Junior will be on the hunt for one Sunday when he tries to sweep both races this season at Pocono Raceway.At least he can halt the search for a 2015 crew chief.Earnhardt returned Friday to the site of his last victory with his “mojo” back as he tries to become the first driver to win both races since Den...

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Browns’ Gordon meets with NFL

BEREA (AP) — As his teammates sweated through another training camp practice, Josh Gordon was in a New York office building where his career — and Cleveland’s season — were in jeopardy.Gordon met Friday with NFL officials to appeal a possible indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s attorney, Maurice Suh, and other members of his legal team were expected to argue that Gordon tested positive for marijuana b...

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Goodell defends Rice’s 2-game suspension

CANTON (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.”“We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.”Goodell stressed that the Baltimore Ravens’ running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of a...

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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James.State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative “LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate honoring the Akron native’s decision return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.“When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us,” said the Democrat from Cleveland. “It might no...

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Post 43 gets payback

Staff ReportsLANCASTER — Two years ago, Pickerington Legion swept Troy in the championship round of the State Legion Tournament to win the crown.Thursday, Post 43 got some payback.And in the most dramatic fashion possible.After dispatching Prospect Legion 8-1 on Wednesday to open the tournament, Post 43 found itself face-to-face with its archnemesis — and it proved to be the kind of back-and-forth slugfest one would expect from two teams...

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Be the match

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — The stem cells from two umbilical cords were what Lisa Kendall-Maxon’s doctors called “her only hope.”The stem cells were part of her aggressive fight against acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow tissue.She was diagnosed with cancer three years ago yesterday.“When you have AML you have lots of dates and anniversaries,” Kendall-Maxon ...

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Friday night flashback

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCASSTOWN — It was the type of dream season usually reserved for March around Miami East High School.At a school known best of its successful basketball programs the past two decades, the Miami East football season soared to unprecedented heights in 2013, going 9-1 in the regular season, earning the top seed in the Division VI, Region 22 computer standings and picking up the first playoff win in school history....

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Obama low on the executive orders

To the Editor:I know Troy is a Republican strong hold, I was wondering if just one of those that support John Boehner could find out just what is the number of the executive order he is suing over.You do know that each executive order has a number. Many of you think, or are misled, into thinking Obama has made over 400 such orders, he has not.For your information, Nixon made 346 executive orders, Reagan 381, GW Bush 291, Obama 147.T...

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Tipp resident remembered through charity

By Joyell Nevinstdneditorial@civitasmedia.comTIPP CITY – Ellen Garner may have passed away last year, but her spirit lives on halfway across the globe through the Ellen Garner Memorial Tailoring Shop at the Angel House Orphanage and Secondary School in Tanzania, Africa.The orphanage and school is supported by Grassroots Ministries, birthed by First United Methodist Church of New Carlisle and Tipp City United Methodist Church of Tipp City, and Smiles of H...

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Stunning road trip in Boulder-White Cloud range

STANLEY, Idaho (AP) — Distant gray peaks dotted with patches of snow loom 10,000 to 11,000 feet into the clouds as you travel the East Fork of the Salmon River on the backside of the Boulder-White Cloud mountains.The road winds along the silvery, riffling salmon and steelhead waters of the East Fork, and a different scene awaits travelers at every bend.The road at first takes you through sage and rimrock country. Then it climbs through cottonwood bottomlands and pa...

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Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder.The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners.

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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British Open tw...

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