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Kettering Health Network named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems

KETTERING – IBM Watson Health has named Kettering Health Network as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the country, and four Kettering Health Network hospitals were named to the 100 Top Hospitals list.

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Osman named to dean’s list

AAA data suggests travelers eager, but cautious

DAYTON — This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15 percent compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making travel plans, though cautiously and more spur of the moment.

Miami East High School honor roll

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Buggy Whip ‘poses an imminent threat’

TIPP CITY — The city of Tipp City has sent a letter to the owner of the historic downtown building known as the Buggy Whip stating the building “poses an imminent threat” and requires an “immediate response to protect the public’s health and safety.”

Happy Birthday to the USA

Tomorrow will be 244 years since the course of human events directed a group of American statesmen to declare their independence based upon self-evident truths and individuals’ God-given natural rights. The Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776, marked a shift in the political history of humankind. Until that point, nation states came into being through accident of geography and unbridled right of conquest.

A World War II veteran tells his story

If all goes as planned, on July 4, 2020, Harry Christy, 98, will be riding in the Miami County of Ohio parade, organized by the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. His driver on this occasion will be his son Jerry, a U.S. Air Force medic in the Vietnam War.

The Amish Cook: Daniel’s coffee smoothies

Yes, more toasty summer days, more water fun, and many happy hours with family pets. As I write, the latest pets are three kittens from a stray mama cat. Much to the delight of our five little children, a mama cat randomly came to our farm and hid where we could not see her and then had three baby kittens.

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Jordan-DeBruin recognized at Texas A&M

Piqua BOE releases statement against racism

PIQUA — The Piqua City School District Board of Education began its regular meeting Thursday by giving a statement on where the board stands with regard to racism. This statement was deemed necessary, according to Board President Clint Bostick, given the nation’s current racial climate.