Local News Briefs - Friday, July 31st

Miami County Likely in Danger of COVID

PIQUA CITY MANAGER GARY HUFF IS WORRIED THAT MIAMI COUNTY, NOW AT LEVEL 2, MAY SOON MOVE UP TO LEVEL THREE REGARDING COVID-19 IN OHIO’S COUNTIES HUFF GAVE HIS THOUGHTS TO THE PIQUA CITY COMMISSION ON WEDNESDAY. IN THIS PAST WEEK, 19 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 WERE REPORTED IN PIQUA, WITH 80 CASES OVERALL AND ONE DEATH. AS OF THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MIAMI COUNTY’S TOTAL POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES STAND AT 728 WITH 36 DEATHS LINKED TO THE VIRUS.


Piqua Arts Council Start Mask Contest

PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL, MAIN STREET PIQUA AND THE PIQUA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARE PARTNERING TOGETHER FOR A MASK DECORATING CONTEST FOR LOCAL CHILDREN. THE MASKS, PROVIDED BY THE OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS COMPENSATION, ARE BEING DONATED BY SMALL BUSINESSES WHO RECEIVED MORE MASKS THAN NEEDED. PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THEIR DESIGN BY 4 P.M. FRIDAY, AUG. 21 AND SUBMIT AN IMAGE OF THEM WEARING THEIR MASK TO THE PIQUA ARTS COUNCIL THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE, PIQUAARTSCOUNCI.ORG. WINNERS FOR THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON AUG. 28. 


Sidney Bicyclist Dies

A BICYCLIST STRUCK BY A SEMI-TRUCK TUESDAY IN THE 2000 BLOCK OF MICHIGAN STREET IN SIDNEY HAS DIED. 20-YEAR OLD JACQUELINE BREE NORTH OF SIDNEY DIED AT MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL AFTER BEING FLOWN THERE BY CAREFLIGHT. THANKS TO THE PUBLIC, SIDNEY POLICE SAY THE VEHICLE BELIEVED INVOLVED AND THE DRIVER HAVE BEEN LOCATED. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CRASH ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.


Miami County Planning Cares Act Money

MIAMI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SAY THEY WILL MEET TO FIND THE BEST WAY TO SPEND THE COUNTY’S FEDERAL CARES ACT DISTRIBUTION. POSSIBLE USES; SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AND ASSISTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. THE COUNTY IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE ALMOST 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS. COMMISSIONERS SAID THEY MAY HAVE ELIGIBLE REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES OF AROUND $200,000, LEAVING THE REST FOR DISTRIBUTION. CARES ACT MONEY ALSO HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR EACH MUNICIPALITY AND TOWNSHIP IN THE COUNTY.

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