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Piqua police reports

Information provided by the Piqua Police Department.

Board talks nurses, updates

TIPP CITY — On Monday, the Tipp City Board of Education held a discussion of the clinic aide position at Nevin Coppock Elementary, which is currently vacant. During public comment, local residents submitted letters with concerns about that position being unfilled.

Agencies provide COVID-19 updates

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Joel Smith provided the Miami County Commissioners with his weekly COVID-19 update on Thursday, saying Miami County continues to be an orange Risk Level 2 the state of Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

Jim McGuire: Aging August

August is winding down. In just over a week, September will arrive to take its place.

County engineer addresses Troy-Sidney, Peterson intersection

MIAMI COUNTY — On Thursday, Miami County Engineer Paul Huelskamp addressed the intersection of Troy-Sidney and Peterson roads, which has been the site of two serious accidents this month.

Edison State board members receive top honors

PIQUA — Two longstanding members of the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees received esteemed community honors recently. Tom Milligan, co-owner of Western Ohio Cut Stone and Darryl Mehaffie, a retired educator, both received awards of distinction from their respective communities.


LEBANON — Bonita Belle (Gibson) Taggart, age 57, of Lebanon, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at Christ Hospital of Cincinnati. She was born on May 27, 1963 in Troy, Ohio the loving daughter of Joan Gibson and the late Thomas E. Gibson.


TROY — JULIA DARLENE “JUDY” WILLOUGHBY, age 79, of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. She was born on June 9, 1941 in Sidney to the late Jack Willoughby and Rebecca Lucille (Clayton) Willoughby Miller.


TROY — ARNOLD E. CLENDENEN, age 86, of Troy, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Kettering Medical Center. He was born on June 3, 1934 in Logan, OH to the late Rev. Carl Burton and Opal (Vance) Clendenen.


PIQUA — Emerson J. Shear, 94, of Piqua, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Hospice Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born September 24, 1925 in West Manchester to the late Gust D. and Garnet R. (Sweigert) Shear. He married Betty R. Olive October 5, 1946 in Greenville, a loving marriage that would span over 73 years, and she survives.