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Heating assistance available through HEAP

MIAMI COUNTY — The Ohio Development Services Agency and Miami County Community Action Council (CAC) want to let Ohioans know that assistance is available to help with their heating bills this winter. The Home Energy Assistance Winter Crisis Program started November 1 and helps income-eligible Ohioans pay their heating bills and can assist with fuel tank placement, fuel tank testing, and furnace repair. The program will be open until March 31, 2021.

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Bushnell celebrates Senior Day with two wins; Covington, East go 1-2 at Covington Duals

PIQUA — Saturday was more than just another Senior Day at Roosevelt Fieldhouse for the Piqua wrestling team. It was a tribute to what hard...

Pleasant Hill upgrading recycling containers

PLEASANT HILL — Pleasant Hill residents will soon receive larger recycling containers, as the village moves to every-other-week recycling collection. Rumpke Waste & Recycling will...

Tipp BOE approves program of studies

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Board of Education unanimously approved the 2021-2022 program of studies for Tippecanoe Middle and High Schools at Monday’s...

DORA advances to second reading

TROY — With only one letter of opposition during public comments, Troy City Council will have a second reading of its proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) at its next meeting.

Area briefs

Tornado sirens to be tested

Pet of the Week

Meet Athena and Cyrus

Piqua Police Department reports

Information provided by the Piqua Police Department:

EmpowHER aims to connect, empower women

By Aimee Hancock

Bradford girls basketball team’s season ends with loss to Legacy Christian

TROY — Their final game may have been a disappointing one.

Slow start dooms Covington boys against Preble Shawnee

CLAYTON — Covington opened up the sectional tournament facing #2 seed Preble Shawnee at Northmont High School on Thursday hoping to play its best basketball of the season.

Amazing season ends at 22-1 for Tippecanoe girls basketball after loss to Carroll

NEW CARLISLE — It is always the toughest time in the season.

Local swimmers qualify for state meet

A number of Miami County athletes qualified for the D-II state swimming meet at the Canton Natatorium.

Troy’s Meade finishes fourth at state; Miami East girls take second

HILLIARD — Day 2 of the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls state tournament may not have gone exactly the way Miami East had hoped.

Miami County Weather

The Amish Cook: A much-anticipated celebration

Elijah, our little boy who was a baby but yesterday, is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday on Sunday. In his two-year-old mind, it didn’t make any sense why the rest of us were all celebrating our birthdays during the summer and fall, and his turn simply would not come. Now at long last, his birthday is close enough to almost touch. He only has three more nights to sleep (as he counts his days) until his big day.

Is your heart at risk?

To the Editor:

Editorial roundup

Akron Beacon Journal. Feb. 14, 2021.

Kathy Henne: Pause for the paws

With millions of dogs and cats as members of American families, there’s a good chance the you’ve got pets sharing the home you’re trying to sell. Since not everyone enjoys the company of animals, there are some measures you should consider taking before prospective buyers come over for a showing.

Garman named to Hobart Institute Board of Directors

TROY — Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is proud to announce Mr. Kevin Garman CPA as the newest member of the Institute’s Board of Directors. Garman was elected by the board to serve, starting in February 2021.

Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance recognized

PIQUA — Buckeye Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, with locations in Covington, New Carlisle, Piqua, Tipp City and Troy, has achieved Preferred Agency Status for 2021. This is the 16th year Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance has attained this status.

UVMC recognized for maternity care

TROY — Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio has, for the third time, recognized Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.