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Local doctor says vaccine safe

MIAMI COUNTY — While the longevity of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available remains unclear, the need for people to get vaccinated isn’t in question for one local doctor.

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Legion offers dinner

Solutions through policy, not violence

Growing up on our family farm, I didn’t go to the city much. We lived a joyful and contented childhood, playing in the woods and farming the land my ancestors farmed. I started reading books and learning about the heroic men and women of the past. I was enamored by historical figures who sacrificed for what they knew to be right. Not all of them were gracious and kind, but they were seeking the greater good when they devised our unique system of governance.

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Hayner releases class schedule

County rolls out vaccine plan for next phase

MIAMI COUNTY — State and county officials rolled out their plan Thursday morning for distributing COVID-19 vaccines in the next phase in Miami County.

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OSU Extension offers aid to producers

Arts council plans virtual kick-off event

PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council’s annual kick-off celebration will be held virtually this year on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Starting at 6 p.m. and lasting 30 minutes, the event will feature a recap of the accomplishments of 2020, in addition to new programs and goals for 2021.

Councilmember leaves seat

By Matt Clevenger

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City offices to close

Pandemic causes need for substitutes

TIPP CITY — Substitutes are an integral part of a school district’s successful operation but filling the jobs is a new challenge for Tipp City Schools. The district needs substitute teachers, teacher aides, office aides, and library aides to maintain in-person learning for students in all grades.