Local News Briefs Friday, September 18th

Accident On I-75 Victim Identified

The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified a Toledo woman as the person killed at a crash on southbound I-75 Wednesday north of Troy. Troopers say 76-year old Janice Spindler drove off the left side of the highway and struck a parked truck in the construction zone. A passenger in her car was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

45 Day 25-A Shutdown Underway

In Shelby County, a bridge replacement project gets underway Monday on County Road 25-A. Shelby County Engineer, Bob Geuy, says 25-A will be closed between Miami-Shelby East Road and Kirkwood Road and detour signs will be in place. The bridge replacement should take approximately 45 days to complete.

Healthcare Access Improvements Now Law

A bill improving healthcare access has been signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine. House Bill 203, includes legislation State Senator Steve Huffman of Tipp City sponsored and is designed to increase patients’ access to quality care while removing unnecessary burdensome requirements on healthcare providers. It also includes help for patients of mobile dental facilities.

Hobart Theft Suspect Pleads

A City of Troy employee pleads guilty to theft in office. 60-year old Cheryl Terry of Tipp City retired in May from Hobart Arena. It was later found that $267,000 had been taken over time, beginning in 2017. According to reports, Terry deposited cash into her personal bank account from various sources at Hobart Arena, including the concession stands and cash from rental and lease agreements. Sentencing is scheduled for October 26.

Schools Receive Grant

The Miami East Education Foundation Fund, one of the components of The Troy Foundation, has awarded a grant in the amount of over $1,000. Some of the money will be used to increase the number of LEGO robotics kits. Students use the kits to learn about coding and robotics and with this additional funding, the school can add two more kits to their inventory. And the Title I Intervention Program was awarded a total of $500 in order to further expand the Reading Intervention Room.

That Time Of Year Again

Keep alert for farm machinery on area roadways. Combines will be out and about harvesting corn fields. Corn stalks, many of which may still be green, are often chopped up for animal feed.

President Visiting Area

President Trump is scheduled to be in Vandalia Monday afternoon (Sept. 21) to deliver remarks on “fighting for the American worker". According to the Trump Campaign, the event will be held at 4:30 at Wright Bros. Aero, 3700 McCauley Drive.

WACO Vintage Fly-In

The 24th annual WACO Vintage Fly-In is this weekend at the Historic WACO Airfield and Museum on County Road 25-A at the south end of Troy. Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for children 4 and older.

Lucky Lemon Series Finale

The season finale of the Lucky Lemonade Series at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center is Tuesday (Sept 22) at 6:30pm. There may be a few free tickets left for the Courtyard concert featuring the Latin rhythm of the Dayton Salsa Project. If you aren’t able to get tickets, you can still connect with the live-concert through the Hayner Facebook page.

Traveling Memorial Arrives in Versailles

The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is in Versailles today and tomorrow as part of a POW-MIA Honor Weekend at Marker Road and Grand Avenue. In addition to the Wall, military vehicles and chow trailers are also on hand. POW/MIA military men and women will be honored with a 21-gun salute and ceremony tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock.

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