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Ohio launches site for unemployment fraud cases

MIAMI COUNTY — The state of Ohio has created a new online reporting system specifically for victims of identity theft related to unemployment benefit claims.

Public Health’s levy renewal OK’d

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Commissioners approved a declaration of intent to seek the renewal of the Miami County Public Health levy on Thursday.

Troy’s MLK event to be virtual

TROY — Despite the pandemic, Troy residents can still participate in a local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony and celebration this coming Monday.

Breakdown of Troy’s $2.4M CARES Act spending

TROY — The city of Troy’s $2.4 million in CARES Act spending included funds for safety and sanitation equipment, personnel for fire and police, as well as picnic tables, and $5,000 in replacement parts of its Shoal floating tents.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

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Troy BOE taps Kleptz, Borchers to lead

TROY — On Monday, Troy City Schools Board of Education reorganized for the 2021 year and finalized the steps to place two renewal operating levies — one for the district and one for the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center — on the May ballot.

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Gloria puzzles over the new year

After having a week off, I’m ready to get in touch with you all again. Why not have a seat in my kitchen and join me as we chat over steaming hot chocolate? These days I keep thinking of life and jigsaw puzzles. You know how you keep straining your eyes, positive that there must be a missing piece somewhere till finally it just falls in place, and you wonder why it had been so hard to find.

Kathy Henne: Two ways to upgrade

Have you ever overdressed for an event? Perhaps you understood the dress to be more formal, but when you arrived in your dress or black suit, everyone else was wearing jeans and casual shirts. You may recall how everyone looked as you entered the room, dressed a bit out of place.

Kathy Henne: Considering a home mortgage forbearance?

The Covid-19 Coronavirus has led to some challenging times for all of us. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. The largest-ever economic stimulus package in U.S. history, the CARES Act provides more than $2 trillion in economic relief to American workers, families and small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. One of the components of the CARES Act is the possibility of mortgage forbearance for homeowners with federally-backed mortgages.