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Extra deputies on roadways

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By Melody VallieuCity EditorMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be deploying extra deputies working overtime during various time frames through Sunday for traffic enforcement purposes only. The deputies will be deployed in the northwest part of Miami County focusing on common routes of travel to the Country Concert in the Hills in Fort Loramie this weekend.

 

You don’t always get what you want … but you get what you need

Ten years ago, the doctor gave me what I deemed the worst news possible.“Congratulations,” he said. “It’s a girl.”At least that’s what he said. What I really heard was, “Congratulations, Mr. Fong, you had better resign yourself to a lifetime of heartache and sorrow.”When we first found out Michelle was pregnant, I immediately told everyone I didn’t care whether we would be having a boy or a girl. Which, in ...

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TCC to donate backpacks, supplies

TROY — Residents in Troy are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, announces today that it will be donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

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Lavender wins Best of Troy Award

TROY — Larry L. Lavender of Troy has been selected for the 2014 Best of Troy Award in the auctioneer and personal property appraiser category by the Troy Award Program.Each year, the Troy Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community....

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Forgotten communities topice of eventTROY — Forgotten Communities will be presented by Doug Christian at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.Learn about the history of the forgotten communities of Miami County.In the early 1800s, small communities began to develop across Miami County. These communities provided most of the essential needs for those living nearby and many were once very prosperous.With tra...

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New council member introduced

By Allison C. GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsWEST MILTON — The West Milton council meeting Monday introduced new member Sarah Coppt to the bench. It also included recognition of the Community Pride Awards and a special presentation in honor of the Hometown Hero banner project and Wounded Warrior Project.Mayor Jason Tinnerman and vice-mayor Susan Willis, along with council member Scott Fogle, nominated council member Fred Francis to fill the seat that Wi...

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Summerfest set at fairgrounds

Jeremy WallaceStaff WriterTROY — A new event is coming to the Miami County Fairgrounds — and funds raised will help the children involved in the fair.Summerfest will be held for two days, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the old Merchants Building, which is on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds.Summerfest will offer direct sellers, artisans, crafters and food vendors to benefit the Miami County Junior Fair ...

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City to change language to allow CCW in parks, cemeteries and pool areas

Staff ReportsTROY - Members of the safety and health committee will meet today at 5:30 p.m. at city hall to discuss proposed changes to the city’s firearm ordinances in regards to city property including parks, cemeteries and open spaces such as the public pool due to the state of Ohio Revised Code allowing the practice. Changes to the Ohio Revised Code in regards to firearms in open areas of municipal property has changed and one citizen had called fo...

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Designs for new substation underway

By William ChannellRecord Herald Writerchannellwilliam@gmail.comTIPP CITY – Spurred by a variety of factors, the Tipp City Electric Service Center is getting ready to change locations from First to Sixth Street.Christy Butera, director of utilities for Tipp City, said the move is primarily the result of poor conditions within the current facility at 230 North First St.“Currently the facility (we) operate out of is really subst...

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Roetter dives into new role as festival manager

Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — Kathi Roetter won’t have to worry about getting her feet wet as she dives in to her new role as the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director of the Troy Strawberry Festival and Leadership Troy.Roetter, a 2013 graduate of Leadership Troy, will begin her new adventure as exeutive director of the two organziations beginning next week. Roetter was the former aquatics director at the Y Robinson branch in ...

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Happy Hormone Cottage opens office in Piqua

By Bethany J. RoyerStaff Writerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — What does estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have in common? They are hormones (Along with other factors such as the adrenal and thyroid glands) that brought Lyn Hogrefe to found the Happy Hormone Cottage five years ago.Hogrefe’s company, recently established at the Piqua Consulting and Compounding Lab at 649 W. High Street, helps women to naturally balance their hormone...

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Troy robber sentenced

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A juvenile turned adult convicted of robbing a Troy gas station and restaurant at gunpoint in September was sentenced to spend a decade in prison at his sentencing hearing in common pleas court on Monday.But Judge Robert Lindeman stayed the sentence because the case needed to go back to Miami County Juvenile Court for a dispositional hearing before the sentence could be imposed.Austin T. Abdon, ...

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Vectren replacing gas mains, service lines

TIPP CITY — Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery have finished replacing gas mains and service lines in Tipp City as part of the company’s pipeline replacement program, which is a multi-year program to replace about 700 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout Ohio. Crews in Tipp City have completed a more than $300,000 project where nearly .5 miles of gas main and more than 60 service lines were retired. Vectren intends to replace in tota...

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Food pantries reaping rewards of gardens

By Danielle CootsFor the Troy Daily NewsTIPP CITY — One Tipp City non-profit organization has taken the responsibility to ensure that a local food bank has fresh, nutritious and locally grown produce available on a weekly basis. HarvestShare at the Food from the Earth divides shares of land with people around the community who will grow and produce fresh vegetables for the community. A portion of their crop is donated to The New Path food bank.

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Area briefs

Caregiver Connection to beginCOVINGTON — Caregiver Connection, a group open to all caregivers that provides training, tips, ideas and encouragement for anyone caring for an elderly or ill loved one, will begin meeting.The meetings are being sponsored by Hospice of Miami County.Meetings will be held July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. Meetings will be at the Covington ...

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Covington hires new police officer

By Gary GregoryFor the Troy Daily NewsCOVINGTON — Covington Police Chief Lee Harmon has a new part-time staff member who was sworn in Monday by Mayor Ed McCord.Eric Grilliot, a 2004 graduate of Troy High School, was introduced Monday to the Covington Village Council prior to his official swearing-in ceremony. Grilliot, 28. served two U. S. Army tours in Afghanistan after his high school graduation.In other council business, the financial repor...

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Repeat sex offender sentenced to 4 years

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man convicted of a sex crime against a child will spend the next four years in prison and the next 25 years registering as a tier II sex offender.Robert W. Allen, 55, formerly of Bradford, received the sentence Monday in common pleas court.He originally was charged with two counts of rape against a child under the age of 13 after a Miami County grand jury indicted him in February followi...

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Council OKs part-time fire personnel

Melanie YingstStaff WriterTROY — Troy City Council voted 6 to 2 in favor of the ordinance to establish the wages of part-time firefighters along with EMT and paramedic qualifications at Monday’s council meeting.Councilman Al Clark was not in attendance.Council members Robin Oda and Tom Kendall voted “no” for the ordinance.It was the third reading of the ordinance to establish hourly rates of $13 an hour for part-ti...

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