Local News Briefs Wednesday, September 16th

Alcohol Possible Factor In I-75 Accident

Drunk driving may have contributed to an early Tuesday morning crash on I-75 near the State Route 41 exit near Troy. 35-year old Obed Maka of Sidney admitted to consuming alcohol. Maka told officers he saw the flashing lights, but claimed he waited too long to move over and a semi was blocking him to his right. A state trooper and a Troy police officer were out of their vehicles, picking up cones from an earlier accident when Naka crashed into a cruiser. Fortunately, the officers escaped injury. Maka was treated for minor injuries at Upper Valley Medical Center.

Bridge Replacement Closes Road

Shelby County Engineer, Bob Geuy, reminds motorists that a bridge replacement project on County Road 25-A will begin next Monday (Sept 21). 25-A will be closed to all traffic between Miami-Shelby East Road and Kirkwood Road. Detour signs will be in place to route local traffic around the road closure. The bridge replacement should take approximately 45 days to complete.

Community Blood Drive Event

A community blood drive hosted by the Grace Family Worship Center on Thursday (Sept. 17) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 9101 North County Road 25-A, Piqua. Make an appointment at donortime.com or call 937-461-3220.

Piqua COVID-19 Numbers

The City of Piqua Health Department reports a total of 209 cases of COVID-19 in the city with one death as a result of the virus. New cases reported this week in Piqua is 9. The median age for Piqua cases is 48.

Elder Law Class Offered

A free class on elder law will be offered by Tipp Monroe Community Services from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Tipp City Public Library. The class includes information on rights and options regarding long-term care and Medicaid qualifications for coverage... Attorney Joseph Downing will teach this free class. Registration is required at tmcomservices.org.

Dining With Diabetes Series Beginning

The Miami County OSU Extension Office, in conjunction with Health Partners Free Clinic, will offer a Dining with Diabetes series Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 5 and 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. each day. The meetings will be held on Zoom. This series of four online classes will provide healthy techniques to manage diabetes and tips to use in the home kitchen. To register for the free classes, call the office at 937-440-3945.

Mainstreet Piqua's Annual Chocolate Walk

Mainstreet Piqua’s annual Chocolate Walk on Friday October 9 has extended hours this year from 3-to-8 p.m. The longer time will allow participants to pick up their goodie bags with less congestion in the stores. Participants enjoy a walk through downtown Piqua to visit more than 20 locations and experience various forms of chocolate. Tickets are $20 dollars and are almost sold out.

St. Boniface Parish Oktoberfest

The eighth annual St. Boniface Parish Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 17 and 18. Because of the pandemic, this year’s Oktoberfest is drive-thru with free delivery offered to Piqua residents. The festival on the parish grounds on South Downing Street in Piqua, features BBQ chicken dinners on Saturday the 17 and Cabbage Roll dinners on Sunday the 18. Pre-orders are required by October 6. To print an order form, go to the church website piquaparishes.org. To order online go to stbonifaceoktoberfest.org.

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