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Piqua man sentenced for identity fraud and theft

TROY – A Lima man was sentenced Tuesday morning to 18 months for identity fraud, grand theft, and misuse of a credit card. Donnie McCoy, 39, received 18 months for each charge to be served concurrently by Judge Jeannine N. Pratt of Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
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5 new dogs are waiting at the Shelter to be adopted!

The Darke County Animal Shelter has 5 new dogs looking for “their” human, who wants to give them a loving home!. All of them got the Bordatella and Parvo/Lepto/Distemper vaccines and are dewormed, heartworm negative and microchipped. The Shelter’s adoption fees are $90 cash/check. Their visiting hours are...

Apartment in Sidney suffers damage in overnight fire

SIDNEY — Sidney firefighters responded to an apartment fire during the overnight hours on Monday, according to a Sidney Fire Department spokesperson. >>9 children, 4 adults displaced after house fire in Piqua. Fire crews were dispatched to the 700 block of Campbell Road at around 12:45 a.m. Sidney Police...
Sidney Daily News

Grand jury hands down indictments

SIDNEY — The Shelby County grand jury issued indictments for rape, possession of drugs, counterfeiting, identity fraud, and pandering obscenity involving a minor, among other charges, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Joseph L. Yelton, 37, of Sidney, was indicted on 13 counts of rape, a first-degree felony, and 13...

Police find apartment fire during Sidney investigation

Crews tackled the fire from inside the apartment and searched the building. According to the release, most of the fire came from the crawlspace and garage. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department.
Daily Standard

Rockford man, 31, dies from injuries

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP - A Rockford man involved in a two-vehicle crash on Frahm Pike and State Route 118 on Jan. 16 has died. Joseph Steiner, 31, died on Jan. 25 after spending 10 days in an intensive care unit, according to his obituary. Joseph Beckner, 36, Bradford, was driving a...

Greenville Police Department – Reports

On January 23, 2023 around 2:02PM P.O. Smith was dispatched to Walmart, 1501 Wagner Ave, in reference to a theft that had taken place there. Prior to his arrival he was told by dispatch that Loss Prevention Officer, Jodi Edger had escorted the suspect back into the security office of the store. The defendant Myrtle Jane Cox stated she took the items for her brothers birthday. At this point Jodi interjected and said most of the items were makeup. Myrtle admitted to taking the items from the store by placing them in her purse and leaving the store. Jodi had noticed Myrtle in the store prior to this incident and believed she was stealing items. Myrtle selected some items, placing them beside her purse. Myrtle then moved to the cosmetic section where she did the same. Myrtle changes aisles where she then proceeds to conceal the items under her sweater. At a certain point Myrtle reaches under her sweater and places the items into her purse. Myrtle then leaves the store passing all points of purchase without making any attempt to purchase the items concealed in her purse or render payment. The taken items were $177.27. Myrtle was trespassed from the property and a warning was entered. Myrtle was issued a citation for theft and later released to her friend, Joyce Crawford.

Get a Nightlife This Week: January 30 to February 5, 2023

Find the can’t-miss events in Houston with our Day + Nightlife Guide from Monday, January 30 to Sunday, February 5, 2023. Your favorite nightlife guide is back to cure your weekly FOMO. We’ve got you covered with our in-the-know list of art, music, and nightlife events happening all week long around Houston, from Monday through Sunday.

Multiple departments respond to Piqua house fire

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — Crews were called to a house fire in Piqua shortly after noon on Sunday. According to Miami County Dispatch, crews with the Piqua Fire Department were called to the 400 block of West Ash Street in Piqua for a reported fire. Authorities said no injuries were reported. According to our partners […]
Sidney Daily News

County receives funding for demolition projects

COLUMBUS – Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have announced the locations of nearly 600 blighted and vacant structures across Ohio to be demolished to make room for economic development. The Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program was created by the DeWine-Husted Administration to help local communities demolish dilapidated commercial and residential buildings. Brownfield sites were not eligible.

January 9, 2023

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. Larger, Wuebker, Burnell, Elshoff, Condon and Lomakin. Also, present were Mayor Parker, Fiscal Officer Speelman, Solicitor This, Village Administrator Richter and Chief Skinner. Visitors attending were Erin Gardner from The Daily Standard. Minutes from...

Darke, Miami County fire departments receive MARCS Grant

COLUMBUS – State Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) announced that the State Fire Marshal has awarded grants to 17 fire departments in Senate District Five to upgrade life-saving digital communications equipment. MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) Grants are going to nine fire departments in Preble Country and five in...

Job Opportunities – Transit Driver and Transit Dispatcher

Applications are now being accepted for the position of part-time Transit Driver. Pay range is $15.43 to $19.00 per hour. To qualify you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid Ohio Driver’s License, and be able to pass a background check, physical, and drug & alcohol test.

Troy man leads chase from Ottawa to North Baltimore

OTTAWA — A Troy man faces charges after leading law enforcement on a 40-mile pursuit that ran through Putnam, Henry and Wood Counties before striking a house with his vehicle, according to the Ottawa Police Department. Andrew Black, of Troy, faces charges of failing to comply with an order...

Pedal through cycling history at this Ohio bike museum

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (AP) — More than two centuries of bicycle history are on display at the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio. That includes early high-wheelers and safety bicycles, a 1901 ice bike and a kitschy 1949 Donald Duck artifact. There are also some candy-hued Sting Rays from the 1960s. The museum has bikes that belonged to or were made famous by actors and comedians Pee Wee Herman and Robin Williams. As an added bonus, exhibits include a Boy Scout cap worn by Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. He grew up in the area. The museum’s exhibits, of course, rotate.