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Trans Am cruise-in is back

The 18th Annual Trans Am Nationals Cruise-In is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Tipp City.The cruise-in took a year’s sabbatical in 2013 due to the downtown streetscape project. Admission is free to the cruise-in that features the Trans Am Club of America Dayton Chapter ...

Veterans asked to participate in parade

The Troy Bicentennial Committee is inviting all who have provided military service to the country to participate in the bicentennial parade planned for Sept. 20.Advance registration is not required for those interested in participating. Instead, they are asked to meet in the area of Lincoln Avenue, south of Drury Lane, ...

Mayors concert set for Sunday

The Troy Public Square will be closed Sunday, Aug. 17, to accommodate the annual Troy Mayors Concert.The closing will begin around 5 p.m. and continue until about 9:30 p.m. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. There will be chairs set up but people are welcome to bring lawn chairs. ...

Box truck too tall for Eldean Road RR underpass

A box truck carrying a load of old tires ripped its roof Friday afternoon because it was too tall to travel under the Eldean road railroad underpass near Troy.The truck needed a clearance of 12 feet, but the underpass is 9 feet, 8 inches.The underpass height is posted on warning ...

Judge orders abortion clinic to close

A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge has ordered a Sharonville abortion clinic to close within five days. Judge Jerome Metz Jr. sided with the state on the closure issue during a hearing Friday, saying the state health director’s order can’t be overturned. “The director’s refusal to grant a variance ...

SB I-75 traffic clear between Sidney and Piqua

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash this afternoon that has contributed to traffic backups along southbound Interstate 75.The backups were clear by 6 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.The man riding the motorcycle was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center with injuries described as not life-threatening, according ...

USPS controlled delivery of drugs nets 3 arrests

USPS, Troy Police and the Miami County Sheriff's Office participated in a controlled delivery at two homes Thursday, resulting in three arrests. The U.S. Postal Service made deliveries to two homes in Miami County Thursday, and each package contained over six pounds of marijuana, officials said. As a result of ...

Car with faulty brakes rolls over in Piqua crash

There were no injuries Thursday night when a car with faulty brakes rolled when the driver tried to avoid a crash.The driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier involved in the single-car crash just after 7:30 p.m. on Covington Avenue told police he started losing control of his brakes and was unable ...

Troy teen found guilty of murder

A Miami County jury deliberated 9 ½ hours over two days before finding Troy teen Patrick McGail guilty of murder and other felonies in the Oct. 30 death of Nathan Wintrow, 20, during an invasion of his Canal Street home.McGail, 18, glanced briefly at jurors before Judge Christopher Gee read ...

No toxins found in city water

A check of local water sources for possible contamination was made by the City of Piqua Water Department following recent toxic algae concerns in area waters.The city is not required by the EPA to check for the toxins, said Don Freisthler, water department superintendent. Samples collected Aug. 4 from the ...

Patrick McGail found guilty in Wintrow slaying

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.: The jury in the Patrick McGail trial returned guilty verdicts on all counts. He will be sentenced in September. The maximum sentence he could face is 40 years to life in prison. We have a crew in the courtroom and will have reaction tonight on News ...

Hartzell announces new sales office in Arizona and New Mexico

Hartzell Air Movement, a Piqua-based industrial ventilation company, announced that Climatec Engineered HVAC Solutions is now the company’s new manufacturer’s sale representative office in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.Climatec has been in business since 1975 and already sells other complimentary products such as dampers, louvers and air handling ...

'Shovel girl' admits to disorderly conduct

A juvenile now known as "shovel girl," charged in a May 4 fight during which she was hit in the head with a shovel by another girl, admitted to a charge of disorderly conduct Wednesday in Miami County Juvenile Court.Miranda Fugate, who now lives in Montgomery County, and Emily Olinger, ...

Festival celebrates 20 year anniversary

The Troy Festival of Nations will celebrate its 20th year from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.The festival will be held on the Great Miami River levee, north of downtown. The festival this year will salute Argentina. Admission is free. A celebration of diversity, the festival features food, information booths, entertainment ...

Schools, teachers reach impasse

The Troy City Schools and the Troy City Education Association have reached an impasse in contract negotiations.The teacher’s contract expired this summer. Mediation is scheduled for Aug. 20, the first day of the new school year for Troy students.More than 60 members of the education association packed the Board of ...

Festival of Nations celebrating 20 years

The Festival of Nations, a celebration of diversity, marks its 20th year this weekend with a salute to Argentina. The festival, now held on the Great Miami River Levee north of downtown, is scheduled for Saturday. It features food, information booths on a variety of nations, entertainment and other events. ...

Karin Manovich is the director of the Troy Main Street downtown advocacy organization. She has made a lot of fans during her four years with the organization but is leaving because her family is moving from the Dayton area. JIM WITMER / STAFF

Downtown advocate moving out of state

When Karin Manovich agreed to take on the Troy Main Street downtown revitalization program, she had no idea one of the greatest experiences of her life was down the road. Manovich, as part of her responsibilities advocating the city’s downtown, was the one who wrote an application for Troy to ...

Sheryl Wynn, left, and Kirsten Bean, both trainees in the Lean Ohio Boot Camp program at Clark State, race to hit the square on the table first so they can answer a question during a trivia game to test what they learned Tuesday at the camp. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark State hosts program aimed at cutting government waste

City and county agencies across Ohio are participating in a state-sponsored program to make local governments more efficient, an effort organizers said has already saved taxpayers about $150 million annually.The LeanOhio boot camp came to Clark State Community College in Springfield for the first time this week. The week-long training ...

Daryl Glasper walked his boys Darien, left, and Darius to school in Trotwood on Monday. Trotwood was the first district in the area to open for the 2014-2015 school year. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Schools keep starting earlier

A half-dozen local school districts are starting classes at least a week earlier than last year, continuing a multiyear trend that has the vast majority of Dayton-area public school students now in school by Aug. 20. Trotwood-Madison was the first local district to start school this year, moving up their ...

Robotics league sponsoring coach clinic

A coach clinic for those interested in learning more about First Lego League will be offered from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the WACO Learning Center, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy. First Lego League is a robotics program for children ages nine - 14 years old. It is designed ...

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