Local News Briefs - Monday, July 20th

Piqua Schools Offer Options to Students

PIQUA STUDENTS RETURNING TO CLASSES HAVE TWO OPTIONS ACCORDING

TO ADMINISTRATORS. THE CHOICES ARE IN PERSON CLASSES, OR REMOTE

LEARNING. THOSE ATTENDING IN PERSON ARE TO SELF-MONITOR DAILY AND

CHECK THEIR TEMPERATURES BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL. STUDENTS

PARTICIPATING IN REMOTE LEARNING ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL STATE

AND DISTRICT TESTING REQUIREMENTS. THE PIQUA SCHOOLS SAY THESE

PLANS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FROM THE

GOVERNOR, CDC, OR THE PIQUA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.


Tipp City Superintendent Retiring

TIPP CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT GRETA KUMPF RETIRES FROM HER 38-

YEAR CAREER IN EDUCATION AT THE END OF THE MONTH. THE BOARD OF

EDUCATION INVITES COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND WELL-WISHERS TO TAKE

PART IN A DRIVE-BY ON MONDAY, JULY 27, BETWEEN 5-5:45 P.M. BEFORE THE

START OF HER LAST BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING. A STAFF MEMBER WILL

BE NEARBY TO RECEIVE CARDS AND NOTES OF CONGRATULATIONS FOR

KUMPF. KUMPF AND HER HUSBAND JOE, WHO ALSO RECENTLY RETIRED, PLAN

TO STAY IN THE COMMUNITY.


Miami County COVID Cases on the Rise

COVID-19 CASES IN MIAMI COUNTY CONTINUE TO RISE. AS OF LAST

THURSDAY, THE COUNTY HAD 536 POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19, WHICH WAS

AN INCREASE OF 61. HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE AT 65, AN INCREASE OF THREE

FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK, AND THERE WERE NO CHANGES IN COVID-19-

RELATED DEATHS. MIAMI COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS IT HAS SEEN A TREND

OF CASES GOING UP, PARTICULARLY WITH YOUNGER PATIENTS.


Sidney Man Convicted on Drug Charges

A SIDNEY MAN IS GOING TO PRISON FOR FIVE YEARS AFTER BEING CONVICTED

ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES. 37-YEAR OLD ANDREW TURNER WAS ARRESTED

IN OCTOBER FOR SELLING METHAMPHETAMINES. ACCORDING TO RECORDS,

TURNER’S PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY FACTORED INTO THE SENTENCE.


Ansonia Driver Cited with OVI

A MOTORIST FROM ANSONIA HAS BEEN CITED FOR OVI AND A RIGHT-OF-

WAY VIOLATION AFTER TURNING LEFT INTO THE PATH OF A MOTORCYCLIST. IT

HAPPENED NEAR VERSAILLES AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 242 AND

YOUNKER ROAD. CAREFLIGHT TOOK THE MOTORCYCLIST, 42-YEAR OLD JOSHUA

BARGA OF ANSONIA, TO MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS

INJURIES. THE DRIVER OF A PICKUP TRUCK, 65-YEAR OLD KEVIN DICKEY, WAS

NOT INJURED.


Miami River Cleaned

IT WAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CLEAN SWEEP OF THE GREAT MIAMI RIVER

SATURDAY. THE NON-PROFIT, PROTECTING OUR WATERWAYS, FOLLOWED 16

MILES OF THE RIVER FROM THE SIDNEY AREA TO SOUTH OF PIQUA COLLECTING

AROUND 15-HUNDRED POUNDS OF GARBAGE. AMONG THE ITEMS FOUND, A

PAINTBALL GUN, 19 TIRES, A BOWLING BALL AND TWO BICYCLES.


Sidney Company Produces Thermometers

A SIDNEY COMPANY HAS PRODUCED A SPECIALIZED MACHINE USED TO

MANUFACTURE DISPOSABLE FOREHEAD THERMOMETER STRIPS. AMERICAN

THERMAL INSTRUMENTS OF DAYTON, MANUFACTURER OF THE STRIPS,

RECENTLY HAD A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN ORDERS AND THE NEED FOR

INCREASED PRODUCTION. A & B MACHINE AND DESIGN IN SIDNEY WAS

BROUGHT IN TO BUILD A NEW SPECIALIZED, HIGH-SPEED MACHINE CAPABLE OF

INCREASING PRODUCTION BY 43-PERCENT.


Upcoming Blood Drive in Piqua

THE CITY OF PIQUA WILL HOST A COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY (JULY

23) FROM 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. IN THE PIQUA CITY BUILDING COMMISSION

CHAMBERS ON WEST WATER ST. THE COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER IN DAYTON

SAYS THERE IS AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR BLOOD DURING THE COVID-19

PANDEMIC. DONORS MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND WEAR A FACE

MASK. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE GO TO DONORTIME.COM OR

CALL 937-461-3220.

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