Local News Briefs - Wednesday, July 15th

Troy Schools Meets to Plan School Year

THE TROY CITY SCHOOL BOARD MET THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS A FLEXIBLE PLAN

FOR ITS SCHOOLS FOLLOWING SUMMER BREAK. BEING PROPOSED IS TO

DETERMINE SAFETY PRACTICES BASED ON THE STATE’S COVID-19 RISK LEVEL

SYSTEM. ALSO THE PLAN CALLS FOR OPENING AFTER LABOR DAY TO PREPARE

FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND SANITATION PRACTICES. THE LATER

START DATE WILL ALSO HELP THE DISTRICT KEEP ITS “HEAT DAYS” TO A

MINIMUM. NO ACTION ON THE PLAN WAS TAKEN AT THIS WEEK’S TROY

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.


Milton-Union Schools Announce Start Date

IN WEST MILTON, THE MILTON-UNION SCHOOLS ALSO PLAN TO START THEIR

SCHOOL YEAR AFTER LABOR DAY, BUT ARE STILL IN THE PLANNING PROCESS

FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. HOWEVER, SUPERINTENDENT BRAD RICHEY

SAYS HIS DISTRICT IS WORKING TOWARDS A TRADITIONAL SCHOOL DAY WITH

APPROPRIATE AND SENSIBLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE USING THE

STATE’S GUIDELINES.


Historic Minster Inn Re-Opening

AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR A LONG TIME, THE HISTORIC WOODEN SHOE INN IN

MINSTER REOPENED ON JULY 10. THE OFFICIAL RIBBON-CUTTING ALLOWED

VISITORS TO SEE HOW THE 87-YEAR OLD BUSINESS WAS REFRESHED, YET KEPT

THE ORIGINAL CHARM. THE OWNERS SAY BUSINESS IS ALREADY SO GOOD

THAT RESERVATIONS ARE ALMOST REQUIRED TO BE SEATED ON FRIDAY AND

SATURDAY.


Troy Pawn Shop Theft

A THEFT AT A TROY PAWN SHOP LEADS TO A POLICE CHASE. ACCORDING TO A

POLICE REPORT, A WOMAN ALLEGEDLY STOLE CASH ON MONDAY BEFORE

FLEEING FROM THE TROJAN CITY BUY AND SELL STORE ON SOUTH MARKET

STREET. TIPP CITY POLICE WERE ABLE TO PULL OVER THE SUSPECT ON

INTERSTATE 75 AT THE STATE ROUTE 41 EXIT. CHARGES ARE PENDING.


Shelby County Approves Election Guidelines

THE SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS APPROVED ELECTION SAFETY

GUIDELINES. THE SAFETY POLICY WAS ADOPTED TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD

OF COVID-19 AS INSTRUCTED BY OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE FRANK LAROSE. IT WAS AGREED THAT ALL POLL WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

OR FACE SHIELD. VOTERS WILL ALSO BE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A FACE MASK

OR COVERING WHEN THEY ENTER THE POLLING LOCATION. SOCIAL

DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND WORKS WILL CLEAN AND DISINFECT

POLLING LOCATIONS INCLUDING POLLING BOOTHS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.


Versailles Man Indicted for Sex Crimes

THE DARKE COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED A VERSAILLES MAN ON EIGHT

COUNTS OF PANDERING OBSCENITY AND PANDERING SEXUALLY ORIENTED

MATTER INVOLVING A MINOR. DAMIAN BERRY FACES UP TO 12 YEARS IN

PRISON AND A $40,000 FINE, IF CONVICTED. HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND

WILL APPEAR FOR A PRE-TRIAL HEARING ON AUGUST 17.


Piqua Chamber Participating in Survey

THE PIQUA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ALONG WITH OTHER WEST

CENTRAL OHIO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE 2020

WAGE, SALARY & BENEFITS SURVEY. THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IS

OFFERED TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS. THOSE BUSINESSES WHO FULLY

COMPLETE THE SURVEY WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE RESULTS AT NO

COST. ACCESS THE SURVEY BY VISITING THE WEBSITE, CHAMBERWAGESSURVEY.COM. THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 31. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE PIQUA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 937-773-2765


COVID Cases Reported in Sidney

SIX NEW COVID-19 CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED BY THE SIDNEY-SHELBY

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE COUNTY’S TOTAL POSITIVE CASES IS NOW

78. TWO CASES WERE REPORTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON, WHICH INVOLVED A

MAN IN HIS 70S, AND A WOMAN IN HER 50S. FOUR CASES REPORTED MONDAY

INVOLVED A WOMAN IN HER 70S, A MAN IN HIS 70S, A MAN IN HIS 20S, AND A

WOMAN IN HER 30S.


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