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Highway dedication to honor Sgt. Robert Elliott

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By Melanie Yingstmyingst@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Sgt. Robert Elliott served Miami County and gave the ultimate sacrifice and this month a stretch of highway will be dedicated to his memory.State Route 41, from Covington to Troy, will be dedicated in honor of Miami County Sheriff Sgt. Robert Elliott on Aug. 17.Elliott was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 25, 1987. He was shot and killed with his own weapon while guarding a prisoner at Stouder Hospital. A dedication ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the First Lutheran Church, located at 2899 State Route 41, Troy.


Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer

BEREA (AP) — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected....

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New director leads Lehman band

SIDNEY — Following the June retirement of Lehman Catholic High School’s long-time music teacher, the band finds itself this summer marching to the tune of a different — director.Betsy Moorman, of Versailles, has taken up the baton and has been putting the band through its paces at band camp this week at the school.“We practice as we’re going to perform. Would you want to show that? Ask yourself that,” she called from her perch on the p...

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Lego fun day offered at library

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comTROY — The Troy-Miami County Library sponsored “Lego Fun Day” on Thursday where the only limit to what a child could build is their imagination.The program was designed for children in grades first through fifth and is done once per quarter. They have one hour to create anything they want. When the children have completed their projects, they are displayed in the children’s section of the librar...

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Ravens’ Rice: Actions ‘totally inexcusable’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.”His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended.The Baltimore Ravens running back was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palme...

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Road to closeMONROE TOWNSHIP — County Road 25-A will be closed between Shoop Road and Estates Drive from Aug. 4-6 for a culvert replacement.The road will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates.The location of the work is 200 feet north of Shoop Road. A detour will follow Shoup Road, Tipp-Cowlesville Road and Evanston Road.

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For all the chips

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerTROY — Matt Allen has spent the past few years feeding his fellow firefighters — now he’s hoping to feed the world.Allen, a 2009 Troy High School graduate, is one of four finalists in the Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” potato chip competition. Allen’s suggested flavor for Lay’s new potato chip, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, is one of four selected from 23 million flavors suggeste...

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Piqua drive-by shooting suspect arraigned

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua teenager who fired a shotgun from a moving vehicle at two people walking along Wood Street in Piqua in April was arraigned in common pleas court Monday.Justin L. Sturgeon, 18, of Piqua, pleaded not guilty to a third-degree felony count of discharging of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, which carries a potential prison sentence of between one to five years in prison.Sturgeon re...

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Menz publishes book of prayers

SIDNEY — The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Menz, of Sidney, has published his fifth book, “Divine Entreaty: Prayers for Public and Diverse Setting.”Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, recently announced the release of the new title. It is available in paperback, hard-cover and as an ebook through Balboa Press, retail bookstores and online retailers.Menz, who recently retired as director of the Shelby County Chaplaincy Board, is also a ...

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Police reports

Information provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:July 12WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?: A deputy responded to 135 Irvington Ave. in Bradford for an animal complaint in reference to a fox in village limits. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Morgan Nolan, owner of the fox.The deputy questioned Morgan about the fox and informed her it is against village ordinance to have the fox as a pet. Morgan informed the deputy that the fox is license...

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The perfect fit

By Josh BrownSports EditorTROY — Oddly enough, Grant Zawadzki’s peace of mind came with an indirect assist from a summer injury.“Before I even found out how serious it was, they told me that they were still behind me,” he said. “They said they believed in me no matter what.”That’s how Zawadzki knew that not only did he want to go to Indiana Wesleyan, but the Wildcats wanted him there just as strongly....

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Woods hopeful of more good Firestone memories

AKRON (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors.At stake is a chance to extend a season already cut short by back surgery.

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Browns get physical in camp

BEREA (AP) — Behind his stylish sunglasses, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine stayed cool and showed little outward emotion on a day he had been looking forward to for months.On the inside, Pettine was glowing.The Browns practiced in full pads. Real football— at last.For the first time since training camp opened, the Browns weren’t just running around the manicured fields behind their training headquarters in helmets, jerseys and shorts. T...

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Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers.The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta.The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation...

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Nadal out of 2 tourneys because of wrist

By The Associated PressRafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday.In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is “disapp...

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Reds fall 5-4, are 2-10 since break

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon hasn’t won a game since his first All-Star selection. The rest of the Reds aren’t doing much better, either.Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Cincinnati 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs.Goldschmidt’s 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. ...

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Bengals’ Atkins cleared to practice

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Geno Atkins joined in his first training camp practice on Wednesday, a big step in his comeback from a torn knee ligament.One of the NFL’s top interior linemen, Atkins had been limited to working out on a side field for the first week of training camp. He was cleared to join the team for practice on Wednesday. Coach Marvin Lewis said he’ll be limited at the outset.Atkins’ return is a huge boost to a defense that ...

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Indians trade Masterson to Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.The Indians traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow Cleveland to get something in return for the right-hander who was in his final year under contract.In exchange for Masterson, who was scheduled to come off the disabled list later this week, the Indians got outfielder...

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