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06/20/2018 08:50 AM
Commission, trustees OK pursuing cemetery levy -

The Piqua City Commission held a joint meeting with Washington Township Trustees on Tuesday for the consideration of a renewal and increased levy for improvements at Forest Hill Cemetery. The commission and trustees approved pursuing a renewal and increased 0.70-mill levy for the November ballot.


06/20/2018 03:58 AM
Council considers renewal levies -

The Covington Council held first readings of two renewal levies that fund fire and emergency medical services for the November ballot during their meeting on Monday evening. At their last meeting, the council authorized the Miami County auditor to certify the amounts for a 1.6-mill levy renewal and a 2.2-mill levy renewal.


06/19/2018 11:20 PM
Inmate sentenced for punching corrections officer -

A Piqua man was sentenced in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday to serve a year in prison for the assault of a Miami County corrections officer. Blake Nickel, 26, entered a plea of guilty to the fifth-degree felony assault charge, which occurred on April 29. Nickel struck a corrections officer in the eye with a closed fist as he was being removed from the pod after being reprimanded by officers for attempting to communicate with females in an adjacent pod at the Incarceration Facility.


06/19/2018 06:22 PM
Hulme jons Mutual Federal board of directors -

Mutual Federal, a division of First Bank Richmond, has named Michael Hulme, president of Hulme & Company, CPAs, Inc., to its board of directors effective May 18. Hulme has over 20 years of experience in local public accounting and was a partner in another public accounting firm before founding Hulme & Company approximately two years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University, majoring in accounting.


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.