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Jim McGuire: Spring is on the way!

March is here—and in my book, that’s sufficient cause for a confident and relieved round of rousing cheers.

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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...

FFA students compete in evaluations

CASSTOWN — The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently competed in the District 5 Evaluations of the Ohio FFA Association held virtually. Several members of the chapter dedicated numerous hours to developing and growing their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) records to prepare their applications for awards and degrees.

Fire damages Piqua home

PIQUA — Firefighters from Piqua and Covington Fire Departments responded to a Thursday morning house fire in Piqua.

YMCA to host indoor triathlon

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch will be holding an indoor triathlon consisting of swimming, bicycling and running/jogging on a treadmill on March 20. There will be five heats of four people. The first heat starts at 9 a.m. and the last heat starts at 11:30 a.m. This event is open for member and non-member registration. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early.

Piqua Police Department reports

Information filed by the Piqua Police Department.

Area briefs

Overdue fees eliminated

Sectional Wrestling Roundup

CENTERVILLE — Piqua advanced three wrestlers at the Centerville D-I sectional wrestling tournament Saturday, while Troy advanced one.

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.

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.