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08/15/2018 02:52 PM
Woman once sentenced for fake cancer scam indicted on charge of using disabled man's debit card

A Troy woman once sentenced to nine months in prison for faking breast cancer to swindle money is wanted after being indicted for theft involving an elderly or disabled person in Montgomery County. Melissa A. Smith, 51, was indicted this week on four counts of theft involving a debit card.


08/13/2018 11:47 AM
Dayton-area shopping center sells for $1.7M

A shopping center north of Dayton has been sold. The Sherwood Shopping Centre at 914 N. Market St. in Troy sold July 20 for $1.7 million, according to Miami County property records.


08/10/2018 08:22 PM
Ohio West Nile virus activity highest since 2012

Larry Shaffer, the director of Environment Health at the Clark County Combined Health District, sets up one of the mosquito traps Wednesday. Bill Lackey/Staff With higher than usual levels of West Nile virus cases in mosquitoes, health officials are urging people to take preventative measures.


08/09/2018 02:43 PM
West Nile virus found in more Miami County mosquitos

Miami County Public Health has been told by the Ohio Department of Health that West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected in two separate areas in Miami County on or before the morning of July 24. One area was on the south side of Troy in Kensington Park on Renwick Way in Troy. The other area was in Kyle Park on South First St. in Tipp City.


08/06/2018 11:57 PM
Finding her roots -

Pami Parke thought her family was big, but as she researched her family's history it seems that large families, well, run in her family. Parke, 16, of Covington, researched her family's history as part of "Family History Treasure Hunt" 4-H project.


08/05/2018 01:33 PM
Firefighting all in the family for Tipp trio - 12:22 pm updated:

It could be said that the heart and soul of volunteer fire departments are its members - the veterans providing a steadying influence for the younger members. Nowhere is that more apparent than with the Tipp City Fire Department, where they are blessed to have among them a family of firefighters, one generation carrying on the legacy of the one before.


08/04/2018 09:36 PM
Miami County Sheriffa s Office reports -

DRIVING WITHOUT CONSENT: A deputy was dispatched to the 2400 block of Landman Mill Road, Washington Twp. for a complaint regarding someone driving a vehicle without consent.


08/03/2018 10:42 PM
Holiday Evening at Edison to present Lucky Chops -

The 21st annual Holiday Evening at Edison State will be held on Nov. 28 at the Edison State Community College. Five-member brass band Lucky Chops will change things up this year with its redefined sound and energy.


08/03/2018 06:10 PM
Woman arraigned on cruelty to animals -

A Miami County woman was arraigned on charges relating to animal cruelty and a condemned home in Covington this week in Miami County Municipal Court. Krista Estep, 37, who has previous addresses in Covington and Piqua, originally was scheduled to be arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court on July 10, and a warrant was issued for Estep after she failed to appear.


08/03/2018 01:45 PM
Casstown man arraigned on rape -

The Miami County Sheriff's Office charged Norman E. Smock, 81, of Casstown, with first-degree felony rape on Wednesday. According to the Miami County Sheriff's Office, the victim was a child under the age of 13 years old.


08/03/2018 04:14 AM
West Nile virus found in area mosquitoes -

Area residents will want to take extra precautions to safeguard themselves against mosquito bites this summer, as Miami County Public Health received notification Wednesday from the Ohio Department of Health that West Nile Virus was detected in a group of mosquitoes originating in Troy. The mosquitoes were sent to the ODH after being found on the south side of Troy near Waco Park.


08/02/2018 11:45 PM
Truck crashes into Covington home - 6:58 pm updated:

The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. when, according to Sarah Fraley of the Miami County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck driven by Joseph Lavy, of Bradford, was eastbound on U.S. Route 36 and failed to slow for another pickup truck that had stopped to wait on traffic before making a left-hand turn into a driveway. Lavy swerved to avoid crashing into the vehicle in front, lost control, and crashed into a home at 9495 W. U.S. Route 36. The impact knocked out an outside wall and the truck came to rest most of the way inside the residence.


08/02/2018 11:44 PM
Troy man pleads guilty to cocaine use - 4:03 pm updated:

A Troy man who overdosed in the parking lot of a gas station entered a plea of guilty to fifth-degree possession of cocaine in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Judge Jeannine Pratt ordered Goodrich to complete a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Sept.


08/02/2018 04:51 PM
Commissioners approve window project -

The Miami County Board of Commissioners approved a window project in the Miami County Sheriff's administrative office area during their regular meeting on Thursday afternoon. The window project will include ceiling grid modification and removal of the existing wall area enclosing two of the windows on the first floor of the safety building prior to the installation of new frames and windows.


08/02/2018 12:15 AM
Medical pot growing facility seeks Bethel Twp. location -

The Bethel Township board of trustees advised residents that a proposed small-sized medical marijuana growing operation soon may be located in the township. On July 31, the Ohio Department of Commerce approved the first state-inspected medical marijuana growing facility in Eastlake near Cleveland.