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DAY THREE — I was sitting near the birthplace of silent film legend Buster Keaton in Piqua when Gov. Laura Kelly’s state-wide “stay at home order” came through. The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation for…

NEOSHO FALLS — Todd LaCrone continues to search for answers following a bizarre standoff that ultimately destroyed his Neosho Falls home and pretty much all of his belongings Monday. The incident ended with the arrest…

The Outsiders Bar and Grill opened its doors in October to wild success. Five months later, the restaurant is struggling due to social distancing precautions in response to COVID-19.  Owners Parker Stapp and fiance Shawna…

Business at the local food pantry “is starting to pick up,” said worker Jeri Waters. That’s not a good thing. The number of families coming for food has about doubled, she said.  “We usually have…

“Have you done your census yet?” “It matters more … in a crisis situation,” said hospital public relations director Traci Plumlee in reference to taking the census, as a way of helping one’s community and…

A groundbreaking for the Iola school district’s new elementary school, planned for April, likely will be delayed because of the social distancing rules caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The project itself, though, remains on track,…

As part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law this weekend, Congress included the provision that Americans will receive a one-time stimulus check. Who gets a…

“We are in uncharted territory,” said commissioner Jerry Daniels to close Tuesday’s meeting, echoing a sentiment that hung over the entire proceeding, not to mention neatly summarizes how most residents are feeling these days. However,…

LAHARPE — Seth Owen Pace, 25, is in custody after he was accused early Monday of stabbing his mother. Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy said deputies received a call shortly after midnight Monday morning of…

A Florida woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident that also involved a Piqua woman Sunday. Danielle M. Livermore, 30, Jacksonville, Fla., was the passenger in a Suburban that crashed shortly after noon on U.S.…