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April 25, 2013 It’s Where You Live! Volume 105, No. 98
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Changes OK’d for fitness business Amish Cook shares rhubarb pie recipe
Fit Institute of Troy to move into old La Bella Viaggio location
Get caught up on what’s going on with the Amish Cook and her family, and with spring just around the corner, she shares a family recipe for delicious strawberry rhubarb pie. See Page 11.
BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tipp man arrested An argument over a parking spot turned aggressive and resulted in an arrest Monday. Christopher Davis, 43, has been charged with one count of a weapon under the influence. It started when his neighbor on South Third Street called the police for a disturbance of an argument regarding parking in the alley behind both of their houses.
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Employees and residents to be honored The Special Employee/ Citizen Recognition Day Ceremony will be hosted Friday, April 26, in the courthouse plaza in Troy. In the event of rain, the ceremony will move to the large courtroom in the municipal court. A lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Cattlemen’s Association. Sirloin steak sandwiches will be $5 and ribeye steak sandwiches will be $6. See Page 8.
Workout to benefit project Infinity Fitness, 2950 Stone Circle Drive, will host the Memorial Day Murph workout at 8:30 p.m. May 27. The crossfit workout — named in honor of the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 — consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 push-ups and 300 air squats, followed by another 1mile run. Through May 12, preregistration is available for $30 at www.speedy-feet.com. Registration includes a commemorate T-shirt, and the first 80 people receive an Infinity water bottle. Start times also will be posted on the website.
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PHOTOS BY GENE SIMONALLE, OF GENE’SCENES (WWW.GENE-SCENES.COM)
Above, Zach Murray, center, plays the role of “Gaston” in Troy Christian’s production of “Beauty and the Beast,” along with fellow cast mates.
A tale as old as time Troy Christian to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer email@example.com It’s a Disney dream come true for Troy Christian High School senior Hannah Godfrey to don the iconic golden dress as she stars as Belle in the school’s spring production of “Beauty and the Beast.” “It was one of my favorite movies growing up,” Godfrey said after dress rehearsals this week. Godfrey said she hadn’t been in a large production since eighth grade, but decided to take a chance at the starring role as Belle as a senior year milestone. More than 120 people are involved in the musical presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” and performances will be today at 7 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “I wanted to try out for the play because it’s my senior year, so I wanted to give it a try,” she said. “When I saw that I got Belle, it was really exciting.” Godfrey said she enjoys singing as part of her church’s praise band and welcomes any and all opportunities to share her musical talent. “I just wanted to explore the songs in this play, and they are really quite beautiful to sing,” she said. Accompanying Godfrey on stage will be Drew Spoon, 18, who plays the role of the “Beast.” “I love singing — just straight up — I love it,” Spoon said. Spoon said his favorite song from the show is “If I Can’t Love Her,” but it also is his most challenging scene. “I love the whole process and making good friends,” he said. Director Paige Nichols said she’s enjoyed watching her students work together in a new, fun and challenging environment that only the stage can offer. “The Lord has put so much talent in these young people,” she said.
Drew Spoon, left, and Hannah Godfrey, right, play the roles of “Beast” and “Belle,” respectively, in Troy Christian’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Dinner to feature special guests As a special feature, the characters of Belle, Beast and others from the castle will be present at a dinner before Saturday’s performance. The dinner is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The dinner theater menu features penne pasta, meat lasagna, meatballs, grilled chicken strips, marinara and Alfredo sauce, garden salad, breads, drinks and desserts. Belle, Beast and the other characters will stay throughout the dinner for professional photo sittings, including a themed backdrop, for only $5. Pictures will be provided online for ordering. Photos are courtesy of Gene’s Scenes. The cost of tickets are: Students through 12th grade—$5 performance only or $16 for the performance and dinner; Adults— $10 for the performance only or $21 for the performance and dinner on Saturday.
“These plays give the kids an outlet that they didn’t know they had. They can explore their talents in ways they can’t in the classroom.” Nichols said the hours of rehearsals and readings builds teamwork and a family-like atmosphere. “This is a family,” she said. “This
always brings kids together who may not have known each other very well in any other setting.” Senior Courtney Price said she’s performed in plays since seventh grade and was happy to pour her heart out as Mrs. Potts.
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Planning commission approved exterior work for the former La Bella Viaggio health and fitness center, 101 W. Franklin St., at the April 24 meeting. The new owner is Patty Rose of P&C Ventures. “She will be keeping it as a fitness center and salon; however, she will change the name to Fit Institute of Troy,” said Zoning Inspector Shannon Brandon. The east side of the property will be the fitness center, while the west side will house the salon. Rose’s sister Beth Schuffels provided color swatches and samples at the meeting, as Rose was unable to attend. Changes to the building include replacing the fringed edge of the two awnings with a clean edge; painting the trim of the foyer blue to match the color in the awnings, as well as painting trim along the front of the building; and installing two wall signs on the front and one in the rear of the building. In other planning commission news, interior window signs with the Mayflower Arts Center logo were approved for 9 and 11 W. Main St. Each sign will measure 2.66 square feet, considerably less than the allotted sign allowance, and will include white vinyl lettering. The logo will include the tag-line “create. enlighten. inspire.” Planning and Zoning Manager Tim Davis said the signs are very minimal and fit well with the historic character of the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The owner is Lisa Bauer of Periphery Ventures LLC. The committee also made a request to postpone indefinitely a rezoning request for 338 Grant St., at the request of the applicants Niall and Karen Foster, who had requested for the application to be tabled.
Community mourns loss of police chief Davidson remembered for his kindness, compassion BY JOYELL NEVINS Civitas Media firstname.lastname@example.org After a career spanning more than two decades in Tipp City and two more decades elsewhere, Police Chief Tom Davidson will be remembered for his kindness and 6 impartiality.
TIPP CITY Davidson passed away Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Jan, and is remembered fondly by his department and his city. “His approach to policing was a
perfect fit for the Tipp City community,” acting chief Eric Burris said. “He had compassion for everyone and represented the city and the DAVIDSON department with distinction.” Mayor Dee Gillis agreed. “Chief Davidson was a dedicated public servant who cared not only for his officers, but for every
citizen. He was approachable, took time to understand your concerns and always had a positive attitude,” she said. Davidson served with Tipp City from December 1990 until his passing. He was set to retire April 30. During that time, he gave many officers a first chance on the force, including Brian Arnold of the records division. “The chief gave me my start in
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The importance of the mind Golf is a complex game. As well as having to master techniques, golfers must also be able to control their emotions. Itâ€™s all true that there is plenty to enjoy in the fresh air and social aspects of the game, but players must also realize that golf is a sport in which the mind plays a vital role. Experts will tell you that golfers spend an average of 90 percent of their time on the golf course thinking and 10 percent swinging and hitting the ball. This is why itâ€™s so important to make the right decisions. Whether youâ€™re a regular, occasional, or professional golfer, the object of the game stays the same. Apart from mastering techniques, golf requires concentration and will power. A good balance between discipline, the control of movements, and the psychological aspects of the game will add to your enjoyment and lead to success in this demanding sport. The first thing to realize is that you are, above all, playing for yourself and not for your partners. Set your objectives and give yourself the means of reaching them. Appreciate your good shots and learn to accept the poor ones. Did you miss a shot because you lifted your head or because your shoulders werenâ€™t in the right position? Tell yourself that this lack of concentration is behind you. In other words donâ€™t dwell on the past, continually thinking about the reasons for missing the shot, as this could well haunt you for the rest of the round. Success in golf largely depends on your ability to concentrate, to master the techniques of visualization, of positive thinking, and self-confidence. In other words, you are the master of your own destiny!
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