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Emerson Climate Technologies will build a $34 million global technology innovation center on University of Dayton property near the intersection of West Stewart and South Main streets in Dayton.

Emerson to break ground on UD center

Emerson Climate Technologies and the University of Dayton will break ground today on the $34.5 million Emerson Innovation Center to be built on UD property. The event follows approval Wednesday by the Dayton City Commission of tax abatement incentives for the project, which is expected to create at least 35 ...

YWCA to offer CPR class

A Hands-Only CPR course developed by the American Heart Association will be offered Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 at the Piqua YWCA.Lois Shroyer, a registered nurse, will instruct the class. Sessions are scheduled Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m.A ...

New city manager’s salary is $92,500

Tipp City Council wrapped up its search for a new city manager Wednesday, Oct. 15, when it voted to hire Timothy Eggleston, currently city manager in Conneaut.Council voted 6-0,with member John Kessler absent, to hire Eggleston during a special meeting. The council first agreed to hire Eggleston and set his ...

Sonic abruptly closes 3 area restaurants

Sonic Drive-In restaurants in Troy, Greenville and Sidney closed effective today, a franchise company official said this morning.Rick Fee — operations director for Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Houchens Industries, the franchisee of Sonic Drive-In locations across the Dayton region — said the three stores were shut down “purely due to underperformance.” ...

Emerson to break ground on innovation center

Emerson Climate Technologies and the University of Dayton will break ground Friday on the $34.5 million Emerson Innovation Center to be built on UD property.Community leaders expected to attend the event include U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton; Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted; State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City; UD ...

State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City. Nick Graham / Staff

Big money flows to hot Senate race

The campaign for Ohio’s 5th District Senate seat is generating more heat — and likely costing more money — than any other in the Dayton region and is considered one of the most competitive in the state. State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, is battling Tipp City Councilwoman Dee Gillis, ...

Library friends to host Oktoberfest

The Friends of the Piqua Library will offer a German Oktoberfest as part of its Library Lounge series.The Oktoberfest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Because of limited seating, the doors will open at 6 p.m. with seating continuing until capacity is reached in the lobby. ...

Board OKs plan for auto repair garage

The Tipp City Planning Board approved a site plan for an automotive repair garage to be built at 1540 Harmony Drive.The board heard details of the proposal by Brett Musser for a new business, Musser Tire, during its Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting. The board previously had approved a special use ...

Volunteers gathering on Oct. 25

Volunteers still are being accepted for the annual Make a Difference Day to be held Oct. 25.The local version of the day, in its seventh year, is organized by Troy Community Works.Work sites for volunteers include community nonprofits with projects such as landscaping, painting and cleanup that the organization doesn’t ...

Michele Powell (left) is the administrative assistant at Troy Junior High, and Candy Straughn is the administrative assistant at Troy High School. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Administrative assistants keep schools on task

Everyone knows the heartbeat of a school is the central office. And the heartbeat of the office is an administrative assistant or two who ensure that the school day runs as smooth as possible.Two of those key players for the Troy City Schools are veteran administrative assistants, formerly known as ...

Artisan showcase set for Saturday

The ninth Autumn Artisan Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City. The show features art produced by local artists including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts and polymer clay. Homemade food also will be ...

Ceremony will recognize trail, riverfront

The city of Piqua will hold a ceremony to re-dedicate the trail section and riverfront reclamation that has taken place behind the Piqua Power Plant.The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at 919 S. Main St, the overlook on the Great Miami River. For more information, call ...

County lodging tax income up 10 percent

Miami County’s lodging tax income so far this year is showing a 10 percent increase over 2013 revenues, Diana Thompson, county Visitors and Convention Bureau executive director, told the county commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 14.Thompson said the increase is larger than seen in each of the past two years. Her comments ...

Couple pleads not guilty to drug charges in Troy

Two Troy area residents arrested in August as part of an investigation of marijuana sent through the postal service pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony indictments in Miami County Common Pleas Court.Michael Shane Adkins, 29, and Natalie M. Keppel, 23, were arrested Aug. 14 while picking up a package sent ...

Bond set for Detroit man in stolen credit cards case

UPDATE @ 10a.m. Oct. 14 Bond was set this morning in a Miami County courtroom for Young-Perry at $190,000, or $5,000 for 38 counts of forgery and possessing criminal tools. FIRST REPORT Miami County deputies stopped what they believe was a potential shopping spree with dozens of stolen credit cards ...

Is there a place for little ghosts and ghouls in area schools?

Should schools ban Halloween?

“Halloween” has been taken out of the Halloween party in some classrooms. Some of my favorite memories from childhood were hours-long classroom bashes and trick-or-treating until my feet fell off well into Halloween night. Most communities long ago set trick-or-treating to end between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., effectively ending ...

Jonathan Michalski, candidate Ohio 80th House District, 2014

Miami, Darke counties to get new representative at Statehouse

State Rep. Richard Adams’ retirement cleared the way for new faces in the race for the 80th District state representative seat.Adams, a Republican from Troy, is retiring at year’s end after two terms. He announced his plans to retire early to allow those interested to wage their campaigns.The district covers ...

Cardinal from Dominica plans visit to Piqua

A Roman Catholic cardinal from the Caribbean islands plans to visit Piqua next year.Cardinal Kelvin Felix plans to come to PIqua Feb. 22 to thank the Piqua Catholic community for their relationship with two parishes in Dominica, where he is from.This will be the first time a cardinal has visited ...

Boat named 'Break'n Wind' found on I-75 median

A boat named 'Break'n Wind' was found in the middle of the median on I-75 southbound around MM 80 near Piqua. A man said the boat detached from his SUV while he was driving on the highway. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Officials are using flares to ...

The Center for Adolescent Services in New Lebanon. JIM WITMER / STAFF

More felons at juvenile facility keep sheriff’s deputies busy

Calls to the Montgomery County Sheriff from a local facility that houses teen felons are on pace to more than double this year, due in part to the introduction of girls formerly housed in a state institution that closed in the spring. The Sheriff’s Department, as of last week, had ...

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