Local News Briefs Friday, September 11th

Meeting Cancelled


The City of Piqua has announced that there will be no City Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 15, due to a lack of business.


County Commission Providing Relief Aid


The Miami County Commission, through the Miami County Department of Development, will be distributing financial assistance to aid eligible non-profit organizations in Miami County with relief from the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible non-profit organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to use for rent/mortgage, insurance and pandemic related expenses. The intent of the grant is to aid non-profit organizations that have not received other assistance. These funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until the funds are depleted.


Park Project Accepting Donations


Donations continue to be collected for an ongoing park project in the Village of Covington…During council’s regular meeting this week, Mayor Ed McCord told those in attendance that $16,000 has been donated to the project from individuals and organizations. This, is in addition to donations from several businesses for a grand total of between $50-to-$60,000. McCord said he has and will continue to solicit donations for the project.


Brake For Breakfast Event


In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Health will host Brake for Breakfast events at multiple locations throughout October. In Miami County, the event will be Oct.1, from 6 to 10 a.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center’s Outpatient Care Center at 280 Looney Road in Piqua.


Flags At Half-Staff


In honor of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state today, Patriot Day. Governor DeWine also asks that all Ohio citizens observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. which is the time that the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.


Walk To End Alzheimer's


In light of restrictions caused by covid-19, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants of this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer's to walk as individuals or in small groups. In Miami and Shelby counties the event is tomorrow, September 12.


Community Blood Drive in Tipp City


The Tipp City United Methodist Church will hold a community blood drive next Thursday, September 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 8 West Main Street in Tipp City. Everyone who registers to donate will be entered in a drawing to win two rocking chairs from Cracker Barrel. Donors must make an appointment at donortime.com or by calling 937-461-3220.


United Way And Workforce Partnership Begin Campaign


The annual kickoff luncheon for the Shelby County United Way was held in Botkins Thursday. In 2019, 27 partner agencies and programs served just over 17,000 Shelby County residents. The United Way is working with the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County to assist high school graduates who are entering the workforce and not attending college. The campaign finale will be held Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sidney American Legion Hall. At that time, campaign totals will be announced.


Military-Drill Fundraiser In West Milton


The Miami Valley Young Marines will host a special military-drill fundraiser for the West Milton Veterans’ Memorial tomorrow (Sept 12) at West Milton Park. The fundraiser, Drill Heroes: Knockout Drill for a Cause, allows participants to compete in military drills for charity.


Lucky Lemonade Concert


The next Lucky Lemonade Concert at Hayner is Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30pm and features Blue Moon Soup, a well-established acoustic folk quartet from Yellow Springs. A limited number of free tickets have been distributed for the live concert in the Hayner Courtyard. If you didn’t get tickets, a live-feed of the concert will be available on the Hayner Facebook page.


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