Troy man Sentenced
A Troy man will spend six years behind prison bars for his role in the breaking and entering of several Troy businesses last winter. 22-year old James Oburn admitted to breaking into nine establishments in December of 2019. A co-defendant in the case, 23-year old Jordan Ferguson, also was sentenced to six years in prison on September 9.
Semi Collides With Truck
Miami County Sheriff’s deputies say the driver of a semi tractor ran a stop sign and hit a pickup truck. It happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Troy-Sidney and Peterson Roads, scene of numerous serious crashes. Both occupants of the pickup were taken to Upper Valley Medical Center by Troy Fire Department medics. The driver of the semi was not injured…Power lines were knocked down in the collision.
D.R.E.A.M. And Skyline Team-Up
Miami County D.R.E.A.M. pet rescue will hold a fundraiser at Skyline Chili in Troy today from 5 to 9 p.m. Skyline Chili will donate 20 percent of purchases made by supporters who present a flyer found online at Facebook.com/Dream- 4pets or on the Event page at Dream4pets.org.
Commission Zoom Meeting
The Piqua City Commission meets in Executive Session via ZOOM today (Sept 24) at 9AM and again at 10AM to discuss the City Manager’s position.
Fire In Troy
A fire Wednesday morning closed the Donatos Pizza restaurant in Troy. The Troy Fire Department requested an investigator from the State Fire Marshall’s office to help determine the cause of the fire in the 400 block of West Main Street. All employees were able to safely evacuate and no injuries were reported. It was not immediately known how long the restaurant might have to remain closed.
2 Injured In Pleasant Hill Accident
A Tuesday accident north of Pleasant Hill sent 2 teenagers to the hospital…Miami County Sheriff’s deputies say the driver lost control of his car along the 3000 block of North Rangeline Road. The vehicle ended up on its top. The 17-year old driver and his 16-year old passenger were taken to Upper Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
HEAP Summer Crisis Program Still Ongoing
Summer cooling help nears the end of the season. Miami County Community Action Council continues to administer the HEAP Summer Crisis Program through Sept. 30. The program provides a one-time assistance payment on a current electric bill, central air conditioning repairs, and/or air conditioning unit and/or fan purchase based on federal poverty guidelines. For assistance, call the Miami County Community Action Council at (937) 335-7921.
Poll Workers Needed
The Miami County Board of Elections needs poll workers or the upcoming November elections. These workers play an important role in our democracy by helping to operate neighborhood polling places and help safeguard the process so all can have confidence in the results.
Nominate Your Hero
For a fifth year, Pioneer Electric Cooperative along with Touchstone Energy is celebrating local heroes. It’s a chance for Pioneer members and employees to nominate someone making a difference in the community and win up to $5,000 for their cause. To nominate a local hero in Pioneer’s service territory, consisting primarily of Champaign, Miami and Shelby counties, go to touchstoneenergy.com/who-powers-you, and submit a nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how he or she makes a difference locally. Nominations must be submitted by midnight on October 9.
Community Blood Drive
First Presbyterian Church in Troy will sponsor a community blood drive Sept. 30 from 2-6 p.m. at 20 S. Walnut Street. The drive is intended to help maintain the area blood supply and help in the fight against cancer. Donors must make an appointment at DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220. Those who register will receive a T-shirt.