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Haunted Troy

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The region’s paranormal hotbed Photo: Patrolmen John Stager (left) and Craig Synan (right) with Jack the Ripper (Tom Sowers) By Lisa Bennett Crisp autumn  leaves adorn sidewalks like works of colorful art and the comforting scents of cinnamon and spices dally outside coffee shops and bakeries. October is as a refreshing break from the heat […]

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A reel and a jig

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Irish dance invades Hobart Arena Photo: Elina Espy and Addyson Randolph take a break between rounds. By Terri Gordon The Hobart Arena has been the venue for a variety of entertainment—from the circus, to sports, to music—and on Oct. 14 and 15 it will host a back-to-back Feis Weekend put on by Dayton’s own Celtic Academy of […]

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For the record

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Roots on Vinyl exhibition is truly a wax museum Vinyls on display; photo: Terrilynn Meece By Gary Spencer It’s no secret that vinyl records are making a comeback in terms of popularity and availability. There’s something intangibly attractive about holding a 12” by 12” record jacket in hand, contemplating the artwork or lyrics printed inside […]

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When angels fed the troops

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Local historian Scott Trostel tells tales of WWII trackside canteens By Tim Walker Photo: Troops enjoy snacks and reading materials courtesy of volunteers from the Lima, Ohio, canteen, the longest operating canteen in the U.S. One of the city of Troy’s many hidden treasures is Scott Trostel—local historian, lecturer, painter, and the author of 38 […]

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Lady Injustice

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Troy rivalry takes turn for the worse By Joyell Nevins Photo: Lady Justice atop the Miami County Courthouse gazing over Troy, as she was intended tophoto: Mike Ullery The entire city of Troy is wringing their hands at the moment and looking to their northern neighbors. The iconic female statue of justice has been perched […]

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Ghostly Encounters & Around

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Local authors tell Troy’s ghost stories By Matt Clevenger Photo: Elks Lodge, 17 W. Franklin St., reportedly haunted by several ghosts; photo: Matt Clevenger To most observers, downtown Troy looks like an ordinary business district, filled with life and bustling with perfectly normal everyday activity. But the community has another, darker side as well; originally founded […]

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River monsters

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Wade War V hits Troy By Matt Clevenger Photo: NAPRA founder Pete Ziehler prepares to reel one in; photo: Amy Ziehler Anglers from all across the state of Ohio will meet in Troy Oct. 7, ready to spend a full weekend fishing the Great Miami River for charity as part of the annual Wade War […]

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A tale of two culinary cities

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Taste of Troy showcases mom and pop ops By Kevin Tucker Photo: Hit the streets for treats like chocolate shortcake in a cup at Taste of Troy Sept. 10 In Troy, it’s a tale of two culinary cities depending on your geographic location. Popular restaurant chains decorate the landscape near the interstate on the town’s […]

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The French connection

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Can-can across the world at Festival of Nations By Lisa Bennett Photo: Can-can dancer Madame Gigi teaches Gabrielle Dye, dressed in traditional French garb photo courtesy of Amorette Dye Imagine traveling from the far reaches of Bosnia on the Balkan Peninsula to the very southernmost part of Africaa to exotic India and beyond. What would […]

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Some Lucky Lemonade

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Sip on free music summer evenings in Troy By Lisa Bennett Photo: Everything Fitz fiddlers duel for Fridays on Prouty July 8; photo courtesy of Troy Hayner Cultural Center It’s like a decadent Beef Bourguignon; the longer it simmers, the better it is. The Summer Music Series in Troy has been brewing all year long, and […]

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The tavern life

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History survives at Troy’s Overfield Tavern Museum By Tim Smith There are many places to experience the history of the Miami Valley, but for one of the more unique examples, travel a few miles north to Troy. The Overfield Tavern Museum is an overlooked gem. Built in 1808, it was once the center of activity […]

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Flying high on the ground

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Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO Aircraft Company, which was located in Troy and was the single largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the 1920s and early 1930s. Now, the WACO Aircraft Museum, Historic WACO Field and WACO […]

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Freedom Run

World Race for Hope 5k spreads awareness for human trafficking By Erin Callahan Photo:  The World Race for Hope takes place Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. in Troy Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers control victims and force them to engage in commercial sex acts or labor services, according to […]

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Venting for the voiceless

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Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author Justin Curtis always knew he was different. Growing up, Curtis enjoyed a skateboarding and punk rock culture that quickly separated him from the conservative lifestyle of most Troy citizens. These differences became the inspiration for […]

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The Rose of Troy

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“Fearless” Patty Rose tackles Troy’s tough projects By Joyell Nevins Photo: “I’m an idea person and a big picture thinker.” – Patty Rose; photo: Paul Noah If you want to see what high school football pride is all about, visit a Troy-Piqua football game in the town of Troy, Ohio. If you want a mom […]

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Now and then…

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The intriguing past lingering in Troy’s historical sites By Tara Pettit Photo: Commercial Row in 1910, part of Troy’s business district, which burned down in an arson fire in 1900 Troy, Ohio is known for its rich history. With the city’s eighteenth century architecture, still-standing historic buildings and flair for the antique business, a day […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]