Piqua – The Health Department has condemned what was once the Piqua Library on Green Street. The old mansion had been turned into apartments and sleeping rooms at cheap rates. Armed with a search warrant, police seized drugs and found unsafe living conditions. Police say their investigation is far from over.
Piqua – The City of Piqua has declared Saturday, November 14, as William H. Pitsenbarger Day. The city and Friends of the Piqua Parks will dedicate a bronze sculpture of Pitsenbarger, who died in Vietnam in 1966 and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2000. The statute was created by Urbana artist Mike Major and paid for through a fund-raising drive conducted by The Friends of the Piqua Parks organization during the last year. The statue will reside at the Pitsenbarger Sports Complex on South Street.
Troy – Two teenagers are expected to be cited for trespass by police after a girl was hit by a train. A 13-year old girl and a 15-year old boy were walking to school when they tried to use the railroad tresstle over the Great Miami River near Stauton Road. The boy was not hurt. The girl was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Her injuries were not believed to be serious.
Gettysburg – A malfunctioning heater is believed to have caused a massive barn fire near Gettysburg. About four-thousand chickens died in the blaze in the seven-thousand block of Arcanum Bears Mill Road. No people were injured.