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Washing away winter

Eric Goetz of Piqua washes his vehicle at the West Side Car Wash on Thursday afternoon. Lines are long at most area car washes as motorists are anxious to wash road grime and salt after two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures, snow, and ice.

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Men rescued from water

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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...

Davidson announces academy nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH) announced Ohio’s 8th District’s service academy nominations for the class of 2025, including a Milton-Union student.

Piqua BOE awards $2.5M contract

By Aimee Hancock

Troy man makes 150th blood donation

For Miami Valley Today

BOE OKs write-in candidate

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Board of Elections approved a write-in candidate for Troy City Council on Tuesday.

City tables demo of West Main Street building

TROY — On Wednesday, city of Troy Planning and Zoning staff recommended denying the pending application to demolish the 112-118 W. Main St. building in a report to the Troy Planning Commission.

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.

Troy boys bowlers win D-I sectional, Maalouf, Fleisher advance as individuals

DAYTON — The Troy bowling team recovered from a slow start quickly Friday at the D-I sectional bowling tournament at Woodman Lanes.

Friday’s Boys Basketball Tournament Roundup

SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe boys basketball team opened Springfield D-II sectional play with a 71-51 win over Eaton Friday night.

Tippecanoe girls advance in D-II sectional action

NEW CARLISLE — The showdown is set.

Miami County Weather

Is your heart at risk?

To the Editor:

Editorial roundup

Akron Beacon Journal. Feb. 14, 2021.

Jim McGuire: Seasons, weather and fishermen

According to the venerable Old Farmer’s Almanac, spring will officially arrive exactly four weeks from today.

The Amish Cook: Pulling together through it all

I gaze out the window of our little office, wondering what tidbits to share with you all. My mind turns to the letters and notes I received from those of you who kindly alerted me that, sadly, many Amish seem to be naive to the need to wear face masks throughout these pandemic-filled times.

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.

Kathy Henne: Raise the curtains

If you’re selling in any market, you might find “staging” your home can help generate more interest and offers. You needn’t spend thousands of dollars on improvements or professional consultants, however. There are several things you can take into your own hands to improve your home’s appeal.

Miami Valley Insurance Agency recognized

PIQUA — Buckeye Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Miami Valley Insurance Agency of Covington has achieved Preferred Agency Status for 2021.