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Peru Police Department 11:10 a.m., Thursday, 300 block of East Second Street, juvenile problem. A woman was having issues with her son. 12:23 p.m., Thursday, West Division Road and North U.S. Route 31, traffic stop. Three men were cited and released for possession

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Crash Reports

Miami County Sheriff’s Department 7:23 p.m., Tuesday, Gunter Court and Shaw Avenue. Two vehicle accident involving an unknown driver and a vehicle registered to William Coonce. No injuries reported. 7:58 p.m., Wednesday, Golden Hills Drive and Business 31 Roa

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Art is everywhere

MASTERS OF ART: From left: J.O. Buffington, Tim Swagerle, Charlie Spear and Avon Waters critique each other’s work after their painting session on Friday.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Miami County has many hidden gems within the community that have drawn the interest of several groups, including a cohort of local artists. The group was founded in 2006 by artists Tim Swagerle and Charlie Spear and now inc

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Summer pet safety

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com With multiple heat advisories earlier this week, Miami County residents are urged to keep their pets in mind this summer season. Unlike humans who sweat to keep their body temperature down, animals pant to release extra hea

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McClures to be providers of Cider

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Summer is officially here and McClure’s Orchard is celebrating with a Music and Pint Night on June 23 beginning at 5 p.m. McClure’s Orchard and Winery is a family-run apple farm that has been a staple in the Mia

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AHN: Diabetes screenings important

FIGHTING DIABETES:The American Health Network’s teamsports their Stop Diabetes Campaign shirts to raise awareness together about the disease.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com American Health Network is spending their June honoring Diabetes Awareness Month with their Diabetes Awareness Campaign. According to AHN Dr. Michael Mull, the campaign’s purpose is to spread awareness and g

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Highway garage project in motion

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The plans for the Miami County highway garage project are underway as contractors have been selected and the Miami County Council finalized funds during their meeting Tuesday evening. The 43,000 square foot garage will be b

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PPD: Man arrested following foot chase

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com One man found himself behind bars after leading Peru police on a foot pursuit through town Friday afternoon during a routine traffic stop. PPD Officer Keith Smith was reportedly traveling southbound on Grant Street when he

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Peru Police Department 2:31 p.m., Tuesday, West Division Road and North U.S. Route 31, traffic stop. Driver issued summons for possession of marijuana and warning for unsafe lane movement. 4:59 p.m., Tuesday, 900 block of West Main Street, unwanted guest. There was

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Curtain call

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Stevens Puppets performs “The Wizard of Oz” for local children at PPLWednesday afternoon.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Nearly 50 Miami County residents turned out to the Peru Public Library Wednesday afternoon to welcome Stevens Puppets as they performed a show for the locals. Stevens Puppets has been performing fully-staged productions of

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Briefs

VA Director stopping in Peru Northern Indiana Veterans Affairs Director Michael Hershman will be making a visit to the Peru Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) on Thursday, according to Miami County Veterans Service Officer Jay Kendall. Harshman will be availa

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Peru Police Department 5:49 a.m., Monday, 800 block of West Main Street, theft. A man reported the theft of gas. 11:25 a.m., Monday, 20 block of South Park Avenue, domestic disturbance. There was a verbal dispute between a man and woman. 1:55 p.m., Monday, 10 block

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 4:59 p.m., Monday, Miami and West Main streets. Two vehicle accident involving Phyllis York, 87, Peru and Jerry Malott, 66, Logansport. No injuries reported. 6:44 p.m., Monday, Main and Miami streets. Two vehicle accident involving Ashley Jes

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Harvesting Capabilities thrift store

THRIFTY THINKING: Harvesting Capabilities President Carol Biddle helps a customer check out at their Thrift Store and Discount Medical Equipment.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Harvesting Capabilities Thrift Store and Discount Medical Equipment has been serving disabled persons and the elderly in Miami County since their opening in 2015. A nonprofit organization, Harvesting Capabilities, Inc, bega

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Man arrested after dispute

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A domestic disturbance call concluded in the arrest of a local man for strangulation, intimidation and domestic battery in the presence of a minor. According to a Miami County Sheriff’s Department probable cause

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Peru Police Department 1:18 a.m., Friday, North Grant and West Ninth streets, traffic stop. Driver was arrested for resisting law enforcement, possession of paraphernalia, and a warrant through Elkhart County. Passenger was arrested for obstruction of justice, poss

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Crash Reports

Miami County Sheriff’s Department 7:25 a.m., Sunday, U.S. 31 South and Ind. 18. One vehicle accident involving Kendi Howells Douglas, Kissimmee, Florida. No injuries reported. 6:08 a.m., Monday, U.S. 31 South and County Road 300 North. One vehicle accident in

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Local woman arrested for burglary

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com A Peru Police Department burglary investigation led to the arrest of a Peru woman on June 11 at 3:30 p.m. According to a PPD probable cause affidavit, PPD Officers Tyler Shoffner and Keith Smith, Lieutenant Jon Richardson,

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Commissioners receive vehicle management proposal

BY CAROLINE EGGERS - ceggers@perutribune.com During the Miami County Commissioners meeting on Monday, a representative from vehicle rental company Enterprise pitched a plan to manage the county’s vehicle fleet. Annually, the county purchases an average of six

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Local razzle dazzle

POTTERY ART:PHS Fine Art Gallery displays a 54-piece collection of oriental ceramics, the oldest piece dating back to 215 B.C.

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Peru Community Schools Fine Art Gallery continues to astonish Miami County community members and art lovers from across the United States. The art gallery made its public debut on April 20, 2013 and has since influenced not

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