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Press release from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONMiami County deputies responded to 4415 Scarff Road in Bethel Twp. on 10/22/14 on the report of a missing person. The person being reported missing was Joseph R. Graley III (DOB: 4/16/83) who was the lone resident of the 4415 Scarff Road residence.


Devils hold off Arrows, 31-14

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comTIPP CITY – Every weekend in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division is a battle this season.Tippecanoe learned that lesson all over again Friday night.But the Red Devils (8-1, 3-1) were able to come up with a game-clinching touchdown run late in the third quarter and a goal-line stand early in the fourth to hold off a stubborn Tecumseh Arrow squad 31-14 Friday at Tipp City Park to put itself on...

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Back to the drawing board

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comVANDALIA — Amazing how quickly a week’s worth of goodwill can be washed away.Just one week after picking up its first win of the season, all of that seemed like a distant memory Friday as Butler blew out Troy, 38-7, at Butler Memorial Stadium. For the fifth time this season, Troy closed the game with a running clock.With the loss, Troy fell to 1-8 (1-3), while Butler improved to 4-5 (3-1). Troy will clo...

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Trustees discuss important dates

For the Troy Daily NewsMONROE TOWNSHIP — The Monroe Township Trustees reviewed upcoming important dates for area residents at the board’s Oct. 20 meeting. Those included Beggar’s Night in Miami County from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 and the general election from 6:3 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at all polling places.

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All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.“The league is going to be yours soon,” Duncan told James.Seven years later, there’s no denying the power and influence James holds over the NBA.It’s...

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No secret when Manning gets mad

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It’s all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad.Twice in a span of five days, Manning’s attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during Denver’s 35-21 win over San Diego on Thursday night.Manning wasn’t happy that he had to hush the fired-up crowd at S...

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Loud crowd? No. 13 Buckeyes used to it

COLUMBUS (AP) — In order for Penn State to pull an upset against No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday night, coach James Franklin feels the Nittany Lions’ 12th man must get in the game.“We would love to have a huge, home-field advantage,” he said of the annual whiteout game. “I anticipate us having 107,000 Penn State fans wearing white, screaming and going crazy, making it really difficult for (Ohio State) to communicate.”Thing is, the Buckey...

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Edwards, Newman surprises of NASCAR’s Chase

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR’s new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.Instead, both drivers were eliminated last week and the third round begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway with a few surprises.Among them? Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman, two drivers few predicted would still be eligible at this stage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship....

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College player fights tumor for moment on court

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She’s moving slowly today.The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy and robs her of coordination. Days when it would be easy just to stay in bed.Not a chance. Since her diagnosis a year ago, she makes sure no opportunity gets w...

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Another big win looks accessible for OSU

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comIt’s not easy to get out of Penn State with a victory. Ohio State has won five times and lost five times there since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993.It’s also not easy to get into State College, Pa., where Penn State is located.State College is an attractive small city of 41,000 with a downtown that screams college town. It is surrounded by farmland in every direction and mountains that look a l...

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Hayner offers fall classes

TROY — Fall classes for children and adults are forming now at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Opportunities abound to have fun, learn a new skill, or give the gift of an experience to a child or loved one. Class openings and fees vary according to the class. Classes are held at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 W. Main St., Troy.The Hayner is currently offering a variety of classes including art history, painting, drawing, and pottery. The fine crafts of knitting, croc...

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Ohio average gas price drops below $3COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s average gas price has dropped below $3 for the first time in nearly four years.A gallon of regular gasoline in Ohio averaged $2.99 Friday, according to auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The last time Ohio’s average gas price dropped below $3 was on Dec. 10, 2010.AAA says it’s typical for gas prices to drop during the last months of t...

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Area briefs

Comedy comes to WACO Lecture SeriesTROY — On Nov. 13, Danny Mortensen, former air traffic controller, will speak at WACO Air Museum, 7 p.m., as part of the Aviation Lecture Series.Mortensen will share “Confessions of an Ex-Air Traffic Controller: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Airport.” These humorous stories will come from misadventures over his 48 years of aviation. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.Danny Mortensen is a...

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Solving our spending problem

This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until Dec. 7. That’s why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have questions about the Medicare Open Enrollment period or are experiencing issues with receiving benefits. For more information about services available to seniors in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District, please call (937) 339-1524 or visit our “Services for Seniors” webpa...

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Police reports

Information provided by Miami County Sheriff’s Office.Oct. 15VEHICLE BREAK-IN: Two residents in the 2300 block of Black Oak Drive, Troy, reported their vehicle being broke into.One resident stated her wallet was missing as well as a set of Beats headphones. The other resident had no missing items but the glove box was also open and articles disturbed.BRANDT BIKE PARTS STOLEN: The owner of a motorcycle reported theft of property in the 8500 block...

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Scarff Road homicide victim identified

By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office have identified the victim found dead in the yard of his home on Scarff Road, near New Carlisle on Thursday.Miami County Sheriff’s Office press release identified the victim as 31 year-old Joseph R. Graley III.

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Support Dee Gillis for State Senate

To the Editor:It is my honor and pleasure to strongly endorse Dee Gillis for Ohio Senate. Dee Gillis is a life-long resident of the Miami Valley region and has a strong record of public service and support for her community.Dee has spent a lifetime in the Miami Valley and has earned my respect and my vote because of her lifetime of hard work and her integrity. I support Dee’s candidacy because I know she will put the interests of the Miami Valley a...

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