Local News Briefs - Wednesday, August 5th

New Park in Covington

A NEW PARK IN COVINGTON WILL BE KNOWN AS SCHOOL HOUSE PARK. VILLAGE COUNCIL THIS WEEK SELECTED THE NAME SAYING IT HIGHLIGHTS THE PARK LAND’S HISTORY AS THE FORMER LOCATION OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING ON MAPLE STREET. THE FIRST PHASE IN CONSTRUCTING THE NEW PARK INCLUDES A SPLASH PAD, BAND STAND, A WALKING PATH, DRINKING FOUNTAINS AT BENCHES AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $823,000.


Kitchen Starts Sidney Fire

IN SIDNEY, A FIRE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED IN THE KITCHEN OF A ONE-STORY HOME AT 701 PARK STREET THIS WEEK. ALL OF THE OCCUPANTS WERE OUT OF THE STRUCTURE WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED. THE AMOUNT OF LOSS TO THE PROPERTY AND ITS CONTENTS HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. NO ONE WAS INJURED.


Shelby County Officers in Quarantine

SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF JOHN LENHART REPORTS THAT SEVEN OF HIS EMPLOYEES ARE EITHER IN QUARANTINE OR HAVE COVID-19. THE SHERIFF SAYS EVERY DIVISION — CORRECTIONS, ROAD DEPUTIES AND THE ANIMAL SHELTER — IS IMPACTED BY THE VIRUS. LENHART SAYS HE’S USING RESERVE DEPUTIES TO HELP FILL IN. SO FAR, NO INMATES HAVE BEEN INFECTED.


Michael Farms Quarantines 6 More

MEANWHILE, THE CHAMPAIGN HEALTH DISTRICT SAYS THAT SIX MORE EMPLOYEES AT MICHAEL FARMS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. 86 EMPLOYEES WERE TESTED AT THE FARM – 33 OF WHICH TESTED POSITIVE BY MONDAY, BUT AS OF YESTERDAY IT’S UP TO 39. THE HEALTH DISTRICT SAID THE SPREAD APPEARS TO BE LIMITED TO EMPLOYEES WHO LIVE ON THE FARM. THE OUTBREAK IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE BIGGER PICTURE, AS THE VIRUS MOVES INTO RURAL AREAS AROUND AMERICA.


Greenville Motorcycle Crash

A GREENVILLE MAN SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES MONDAY AFTER CRASHING HIS MOTORCYCLE ALONG STATE ROUTE 49 NEAR ANSONIA. 41-YEAR OLD JUSTIN THOMAS RAN OFF THE ROADWAY INTO A CORNFIELD WHERE HE WAS EJECTED FROM THE MOTORCYCLE. ANSONIA RESCUE TOOK THOMAS TO MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL.


Congressman Stops at Veterans Museum

CONGRESSMAN WARREN DAVIDSON IS GUEST SPEAKER AT A BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AT THE NEW MIAMI VALLEY VETERANS MUSEUM ON COUNTY ROAD 25-A. THE BREAKFAST IS BEING PREPARED BY THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ORGANIZATION. REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDSON SITS ON THE HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE.


Miami County COVID Update

AS OF TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, MIAMI COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTED A TOTAL OF 769 CASES OF COVID-19 WITH 79 INDIVIDUALS HOSPITALIZED AND 37 CONFIRMED DEATHS. THE NUMBER OF PRESUMED RECOVERED IS 552.


Troy-Hayner Cancels Concert

THE TROY-HAYNER CULTURAL CENTER REGRETS HAVING TO CANCEL THIS YEARS LAST “FRIDAYS ON PROUTY CONCERT” ON AUGUST 14. OUT OF CAUTION AND CONCERN FOR OUR NEIGHBORS AND SUPPORTERS DUE TO COVID-19, THE MOJO FLO DANCE PARTY BAND HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUMMER..


Disney Trivia Night

THE TROY-MIAMI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL HOST A DISNEY TRIVIA NIGHT TOMORROW (AUG. 6) AT 6:30 USING THE ZOOM PLATFORM. PEOPLE ARE INVITED TO PLAY ALONE, WITH FAMILY OR FORM A TEAM AND COMPLETE AGAINST OTHERS FROM HOME. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT TMCPL.ORG. THOSE REGISTERING NEED TO PROVIDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS.


Tipp City Creates Purple Heart Day

TIPP CITY MAYOR JOE GIBSON HAS ISSUED A PROCLAMATION DECLARING FRIDAY, AUG. 7, TO BE “PURPLE HEART DAY” IN TIPP. THE PURPLE HEART WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN SERVICE AWARD MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMON SOLDIER, AND IS AWARDED TO ANY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES WOUNDED OR KILLED IN COMBAT WITH A DECLARED ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES. MAYOR GIBSON SAYS TIPP CITY PROUDLY CONFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT AS A PURPLE HEART CITY.

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