Piqua Seeking Input On Municipal Swimming Pool
The city of Piqua is seeking input on whether to renovate or replace the Municipal Swimming Pool. You can scan a QR code on the city’s website, piquaoh.org, or got to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PiquaPool. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes, and those who enter an email address will be eligible to win a free family season pass to the pool when the project is finished. The survey will be open for public input until Oct. 30.
Union City Accident Claims Troy Man
A one-car crash Thursday morning near Union City, Indiana, took the life of a Troy man. Indiana State Police say 70-year old Bruce Lachey lost control of his car on a curve along State Route 32. His car overturned several times, ejecting Lachey from the car.
Run For Mums Virtual Race
The annual Run for the Mums 5K is a virtual race this year. The race normally is held during the Tipp City Mum Festival, which was canceled this year because of COVID-19. The run can be completed anywhere today through Sunday (Sept. 25-27). The race is free, but donations will be accepted for the benefit of Tipp Monroe Community Services Recreational Program. Information can be found at speedy-feet.com.
COVID-19 Cases In Nursing Homes
In the weekly nursing home update of COVID-19 cases, seven Shelby County nursing home residents have tested positive. All reside at Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. One staff member also has tested positive, bringing the cumulative total to eight. Ohio Living Dorothy Love reported four staff members tested positive, bringing its total to 20. No new positive cases were reported among Dorothy Love residents. They have a cumulative total of 18 residents who have tested positive. Shelby County nursing homes have reported two resident deaths due to COVID-19.
Prayer Walk For America
A Prayer Walk for America will be held tomorrow (Sept 26) beginning at NOON at St. Paul's Church 500 N. Downing St. in Piqua. The route takes walkers to Greene Street to Main, to Ash, to College Street to Greene and back to St. Paul's Church on Downing Street.
VFW's Patriot's Pen Youth Essay Contest
The Pleasant Hill Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6557 invites students to participate in the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest and Voice of Democracy Contest. Cash prizes for first, second and third place entries will be awarded…For rules and entry form, go to vfw.org/VOD/ (& scroll down). Completed entries must be submitted by October 31.
Local Quilter's Work On Display
The quilts of Helen Willis of Troy will be on display Oct. 8 through Nov. 25 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Willis’ quilts offer a wide spectrum of interests from a black bear, to nursery rhymes and autumn collages. You may recognize the name Helen Willis. She spent many years working for the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, or Riverside.
State Public Defender Commission Meeting
Members of the State Public Defender Commission meet next week at the Miami County Courthouse in Troy. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, at 10am in the large courtroom on the third floor of the historic courthouse at 201 West Main Street in Troy.
Fire Erupts In Darke County
Crews from the New Madison fire department and Tri-Village Rescue were called Thursday morning to a house fire on State Route 121 in Fort Jefferson. The house was heavily damaged and two cats perished. Mutual aid was called after heavy smoke was reported on all floors of the home. The fire is believed to have started at the front of the residence. No one was home at the time and the cause hasn’t been determined.
Shared Harvest Foodbank Event
The Shared Harvest Foodbank will hold a food distribution event tomorrow (Sept 26). It’s from 10am to noon in the parking lot of the Upper Valley Career Center on Looney Road in Piqua.