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06/17/2018 07:35 PM
Commission, trustees to consider cemetery levy -

The Piqua City Commission will hold a joint meeting with Washington Township Trustees on Tuesday for the consideration of a renewal and increased levy for the maintenance of Forest Hill Cemetery. The commission and trustees will be considering a renewal and increased levy that shall not exceed 0.70 mill for each $1 of valuation, which amounts to $0.07 for each $100 of valuation, according to the resolution.


06/17/2018 03:03 PM
Area native chases Hollywood dreams -

Provided photo Miami County native Jack Mahrt, left, a current federal law enforcement officer and aspiring actor, on the set of the pilot for the TV show "Training Day" with actor Bill Paxton. Provided photo Jack Mahrt - a Miami County native, current federal law enforcement officer, and aspiring actor - on the set of "Unusual Suspects" playing killer Warren Mackey.


06/17/2018 12:42 PM
Family of 5 escapes house explosion in Miami County

According to the West Milton Fire Department, a propane tank inside of the house exploded causing substantial damage to the structure. Two adults and five children inside at the time were able to get out safely.


06/16/2018 12:25 AM
Tipp PD to host autism awareness open house -

Later this month, the Tipp City Police Department will host an open house geared toward encouraging positive interactions between its officers and people with autism. Planned for June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tipp City's City Park, the event is designed to allow people with autism and other developmental disabilities to meet with police officers and first responders.


06/14/2018 11:12 PM
Area Briefs - 2:57 pm updated:

A new class offered by the Tipp City Police Department will educate and inform residents about current trends in drug use. This class will focus not only on opioids, but other drugs they are seeing in the community.


06/14/2018 06:42 PM
United we stand: Three agencies merge - 3:02 pm updated:

AIM Media Midwest United Way board member Lisa McGraw adds her signature to a document merging United Way chapters in Piqua, Troy, and Tipp City into a single Miami County United Way chapter during a press conference at the Troy Country Club on Thursday morning. Looking on are Sean Ford, executive director of Miami County United Way, center, and board member Andrew Wannamacher.


06/14/2018 07:08 AM
Going out in a blaze of glory -

When a U.S. flag becomes worn, faded, tattered, or soiled, it is usually retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the stars and stripes without showing disrespect, with the most common method being burning it during a special ceremony.


06/14/2018 02:36 AM
Rachela s Challenge continues message of kindness -

Counselors with the Milton-Union district, for example, said they have seen more students come forward seeking help for themselves, as well as their friends. The Rachel's Challenge program has wrapped up its fourth year in area schools thanks to the Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation and support from its funding partners: The Troy Foundation, Piqua Community Foundation, the Miami County Foundation, and many individual donors.


06/14/2018 02:36 AM
One injury in rollover crash -

Daily Call Medics from Piqua, along with Covington Fire Department and Miami County Sheriff's Deputies work a crash on Brown Road on Wednesday evening. The crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. when the female driver of the the car lost control, rolled over, before snapping a utility pole.


06/14/2018 12:18 AM
Vaccinations against Hepatitis A urged -

Ohio and surrounding Midwest states are seeing an increase in cases of Hepatitis A in 2018. According to the Ohio Department of Health, the number of cases Hepatitis A in Ohio has increased to 81 cases this year from 45 cases in 2017.


06/13/2018 07:51 PM
Miami County Sheriffa s Office reports -

THEFT : A deputy was dispatched to the 400 block of Shiloh Rd., Newton Twp., on a burglary complaint. Several tools were taken from the detached garage at a residence.


06/13/2018 01:38 AM
Area Briefs - 11:14 am updated:

The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be hosting a berry pie baking contest on Thursday, June 14. Those wishing to enter can bring their pie to the Farmers Market before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Judging will get under way at 5:30 p.m. The Farmers Market is held on High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza each Thursday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Entries will be judged for taste and appearance and the winners of the contest will win "Market Money" to be used at the Piqua Community Farmers Market.


06/12/2018 09:10 PM
Camp Courageous heals and inspires -

For children, coping with the loss of a loved one can be scary, overwhelming, and isolating. These are the kids that Camp Courageous, a five-day program being held this Monday through Friday at Ludlow Falls Camp, aims to take under their wing and help heal during their time of grief.


06/12/2018 04:16 PM
Long-serving Tipp fire chief dies -

He was honored by the department for his years of service to the community in March, along with several other long-time members of the volunteer fire department. He had the most years of service of those honored.


06/11/2018 07:46 PM
Ludlow Falls man guilty of meth possession -

A Ludlow Falls man entered a plea of guilty to first degree felony possession of methamphetamine in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday. The state agreed to dismiss a fifth degree possession of marijuana and not pursue any charges of a female in relation to the incident.