Local News Briefs Tuesday, September 29th

Hit And Run Suspect Arrested


An arrest has been made in a hit-skip accident in Troy that injured a 14-year old boy on September 19. 46-year old Chris Compton of Troy was arrested Sunday for felony hit and run and several drug-related charges. His bond was set for $9,000 on all charges Monday in Miami County Municipal Court. The boy was riding his bicycle on Harrison Street at the time of the mishap and suffered a severe concussion as a result of the collision.


Road Closures In Troy


The re-dedication ceremony of the new Courthouse Plaza in Troy is this Thursday. As a result, a number of streets will be closed from 7:30 to 11AM on Thursday. They are West Main Street between Short and Plum streets, West Water Street between Oxford and Cherry streets and North Short Street between Main and Water Streets.


Dance Performance Event


A professional dance performance will be held in Piqua as part of a capital campaign to help fund the new Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Troy. The performance, which will mimic the feel of the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, features several veteran volunteers. It will be held Sunday, October 25, at Romer’s Catering, 201 Robert Davis Parkway in Piqua. For ticket information, call 937-667-4214.


Ohio EPA Called To Tire Fire


The Ohio EPA was called to the scene of a large tire fire in Staunton Township early Monday morning. It took firefighters from Troy and Casstown about an hour to knock down the flames on Troy-Urbana Road. It’s believed the fire was deliberately set. There was no property damage reported or injuries.


Darke County Roll Over Accident


Darke County Sheriff’s deputies believe alcohol contributed to a single car crash over the weekend on Coletown-Lightsville Road. The male driver was taken to Wayne Healthcare in Greenville with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators say the driver hit a mailbox and a utility pole before his vehicle rolled over onto its top.


Community Blood Drive


First Presbyterian Church in Troy will sponsor a community blood drive tomorrow afternoon (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.


Woman Eludes Police In Chase


A police chase that began in Sidney was called off in Troy for safety reasons. Police say they attempted to stop a car driven by a woman in her 20s for having no license plates. She fled south on Interstate 75 into Troy. The driver fled through Troy’s Public Square before being stopped by a train on East Main Street. The driver then made her way to the area of North Market and Staunton Road when she was again stopped by the train on Staunton Road. The woman was able to elude police officers after driving through the Market Street baseball diamonds.


HEAP Sign Ups Ending


Tomorrow is the last day to apply for help from the HEAP Summer Crisis Program. The program, administered by the Miami County Community Action Council, 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.


Hospital And Medical Center Receive Award


The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association honor Miami Valley Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center. They have received a quality achievement award for their commitment ensuring stroke patients the most appropriate treatment based on scientific evidence from the American Heart Association.


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