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by located by Phil Nelson, 9 November 2003
based on an image at The Flag Lady's Flag Store
A triangular blue flag with a shallower red triangle from the hoist, and a
white fimbriation between the blue and red fields. On the hoist triangle a
black and white county seal and the date 1807.
Phil Nelson, 9 November 2003
From the Daily Call http://www.dailycall.com/ (no longer available):
Special flag ready for unveiling
by Will E. Sanders
November 29, 2002 - TROY - The Miami County Bicentennial Committee and county commissioners will now join the ranks of the illustrious Betsy Ross.
As a part of Ohio's celebrated bicentennial, the bicentennial committee took on the task of creating a county flag, with the help of county commissioners. The committee, formed a year ago, was given the task earlier this year to come up with a design for the flag, and after some creative criticism and design ideas, the final product is now ready to be unveiled. Although there is no set date for the revealing, Commissioner Ann Baird did say it would be soon after the start of the new year.
At first, the bicentennial committee sought the aid of local school art
departments, but designs returned from local schools did not meet the
expectations the committee and commissioners wanted. Soon thereafter, the
committee took initiative and produced a flag for commissioners to review. "We
just touched it up," Baird said, adding after that they sent it along to the
Once the flag is unveiled, it will fly outside of the Miami County Courthouse, where the national and state now flags fly. The newly created county flag will feature the county's seal, will have a red, white, and blue background, and will be in the shape of a pennant, instead of the traditional rectangular-shaped flag. "I believe it is an excellent flag," Baird said. "The citizens will be very pleased with it."
Dov Gutterman, 16 December 2002
From http://www.dailycall.com (no longer available)
New Miami County flag unveiled at ceremony
by Will E. Sanders
February 6, 2003 - TROY - Under a clear blue sky in February's brisk, cold bite, Miami County unveiled its new flag. The milestone event Wednesday morning is sure to be recorded in the annals of county history. Commissioners Ann Baird and Ron Widener stood with outstretched arms bundled up in winter garb while they held the new pennant for the about 50 people in attendance to see. The flag was greeted with an applause muffled by gloves and mittens. In the backdrop stood the Miami County Courthouse with the morning sun casting a shadow upon its east wall throughout the ceremony. The courthouse is the centerpiece on the new flag. After Commissioner John Dugan introduced Baird as a "modern-day Betsy Ross," Baird said the final product was a direct result of county citizens, the bicentennial committee and the commissioners. Then the county flag was raised at Courthouse Plaza with the state and national flag. All three flags were then lowered again to fly at half-staff in tribute to Saturday's Columbia tragedy in which all seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle were killed. At the ceremony, Widener gave a short invocation in which he thanked all people who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and then led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
This summer, the new flag, along with county flags from the other 87 counties in Ohio, will fly over the Ohio statehouse. "Our flag will be distinctive, in that, we will be the only one with a pennant flag, similar to the State of Ohio flag," said Dugan wrapped up in a large black coat in his office moments before heading outside for the ceremony. Commissioners Dugan and Widener said when the 88 county flags are flown this summer at the Ohio statehouse, it will represent county cohesion throughout the state of Ohio and their willingness to support the spirit and enthusiasm of the bicentennial. "It's a common bond we now hold with other counties," Dugan said.
As a part of Ohio's celebrated bicentennial, a committee - made up of 16 people - took on the task of creating a county flag a year ago with the help of the county commissioners. One member of the Miami County Bicentennial Committee, Jim Oda, director of the Flesh Public Library, said one of the things he wanted the flag to represent was something that was all inclusive of the county. "Graphically, we accomplished that," Oda said of the flag, which has a red, white and blue background, the county seal and a star for each of the 12 townships located on it. A great deal of planning and consideration went into the final design and commissioners said there is great significance for the county having a flag for the first time in history.
Phil Nelson, 6 February 2003
A photo of the flag, although not clearly displayed, can be found here.