Local News Briefs Tuesday, October 13th

Sexual Misconduct Indictment

The Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted a 40-year old man for sexual misconduct with two children under the age of 13. The incidents allegedly happened between May 2018 and May 2019. According to court records, Daniel Murphy, address at large, faces two counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of kidnapping.

Christmas For Kids

Miami County Job and Family Services will again conduct its Christmas for Kids program. Donations are being sought by Job and Family Services with the application process for the program beginning Nov. 2. The parent or guardian of a child must qualify for benefits through Job and Family Services to be eligible for the Christmas program.

Blood Shortage

The Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O positive blood due to high usage, collections limited by smaller blood drives, and fewer first-time donors. To encourage donations, anyone who donates Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Dayton CBC Donation center will receive a $10 Kroger gift card. Donors must make an appointment at donortime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Meet The Candidates

For those who have not voted yet, residents of Piqua and Troy can learn more about the candidates and issues of interest during a virtual Meet the Candidates Forum at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow evening (Oct. 14). The forum will be broadcast live on 98-1 FM and 1570 AM, WPTW.

Trail Dedication

A special mile of the Tecumseh Trail in Greenville will be dedicated later this month to honor former long-term state representative, Jim Buchy. The Grand Opening of the Jim Buchy Mile will be held October 24 at 1pm at the Corner of Broadway and Wilson Avenue. Buchy was instrumental in the growth of the Darke County Park District. The Tecumseh Trail Multi-Use Pathway is built partially on the roadbed of a former railroad used for the Lincoln Funeral Train in 1865.

Burn Notice

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources urges Ohioans to learn about the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states that most outdoor debris burning is prohibited in unincorporated areas from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during October and November. Burning is limited in the fall due to the abundance of dry grass, weeds, and leaves on the ground. Gusty winds and low humidity can make a seemingly safe fire burn more intensely and escape control.

Leaf Collection

Beginning next Monday, October 19, the annual leaf collection program begins in Troy. A total of three leaf collection rounds will be made by zones. The zones and anticipated schedule is posted on the city website, troyohio.gov. Residents are asked to keep leaves from from yard waste and sticks as they can damage collection equipment. Leaves should be raked into the street, leaving a foot of space from the curb to allow for drainage when it rains and don’t place leaves around or between parked vehicles.

YMCA Receives Donation

Emerson Climate Technologies makes a significant gift to the local YMCA to build a new walkway. It was in 2007, the company made a significant gift to the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA to help build a new playground for the Y’s preschoolers. However, over time the walkway leading up to the playground has slowly been deteriorating and was becoming unsafe. Now, thanks to this recent gift, the old walkway has been replaced.

Local Quilter's Work On Display

The quilts of Helen Willis of Troy will be on display Oct. 8 through Nov. 25 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Willis’ quilts offer a wide spectrum of interests from a black bear, to nursery rhymes and autumn collages. You may recognize the name Helen Willis. She spent many years working for the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, or Riverside.

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