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Synans celebrating 50th anniversary

TROY — Daniel and Carole (Franks) Synan of Troy are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

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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...

Commissioners appoint clerk

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Foundation awards $260,000 in grants

PIQUA — The Miami County Foundation held a virtual grant celebration on May 7 where they awarded 76 grants to various non—profit organizations, municipalities and schools throughout Miami County totaling nearly $260,000.

Johnson to enlist in Army

Troy High School senior Austin Johnson will enlist in the Army once he graduates.

Covington senior Cael Vanderhorst to wrestle for Ohio Northern University

COVINGTON — Covington High School has been extremely blessed over the years by having kids leave their mark on a program - not only through their accomplishments, but by the way they conduct themselves in and out of competition.

Troy High School senior Zach Ray to play football for Tiffin University

TROY — Troy High School senior Zach Ray signed his letter of intent recently to play college football for Tiffin University.

Troy, Tippecanoe girls finish 1-2 at MVL track and field meet

TROY — The Troy girls track and field team capped another impressive regular season by cruising to the MVL title Thursday night at Troy.

Newton senior Ross Ferrell makes college choice; to play golf for Georgetown College

PLEASANT HILL — Ross Ferrell is a three-sport athlete for Newton High School.

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Writer supports board

To the Editor:

Here’s your sign

It might be time to give our friends across the ocean a break. True, they are pretty easy targets with all their assorted goings-on but as my neighbor Maddie says, don’t be so judgy. The French elect a man to lead the country and then almost immediately the streets are filled with people marauding and rioting and toting libelous placards in protest against him. (Wait … that sounds vaguely familiar and not overly crazy.) The Greeks can’t balance a budget. (Wait … that sounds vaguely familiar and not overly crazy.) The Brits can’t decide if they want to play and share well with others. (Wait … that sounds vaguely familiar and not overly crazy.) The Russians, well the Russians are crazy from the head cuckoo bird Putin right down to the poorest, meanest peasant. They can’t even kill their enemies in a civilized manner. Poor Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a particularly nasty agent. When that failed to silence him, Putin put him in prison. Navalny went on a hunger strike in protest of not being able to consult the physicians he wants to oversee his care. That is obviously not crazy and something all of us can relate to. Even without the poison.

Perry joins OSU Extension

TROY — Michelle Perry recently joined the staff of Ohio State University Extension as a program assistant to manage a community garden.

Women’s Center robotic surgery provides relief

TROY — When Nicki Ingle grew weary of painful menstrual periods, she turned for help to Katherine Bachman, M.D., her gynecologist at Premier Women’s Center.

Kathy Henne: Your time to sell is NOW!

As you prepare to list your home, you’ll need to determine how to set your asking price. You may come across the term “comparative market analysis,” which is used as a tool for gauging the perceived value of your home. However, as a seller, you should think of that informal appraisal more as a competitive market analysis.

Kathy Henne: Keep the cart behind the horse!

It’s probably no surprise that nearly all buyers require financing for their home purchase. The real challenge is not so much in getting the loan as it is in finding the loan that’s right for you.