Local News Briefs Wednesday, September 23rd

City Commission Executive Session Meeting

The Piqua City Commission will meet in Executive Session via ZOOM tomorrow (Sept 24) at 9AM and again at 10AM to discuss the appointment and compensation of the City Manager.

Tipp City Water Tower Removal Bid Accepted

Tipp City Council has authorized the city manager to enter into an agreement with a Louisville, Kentucky firm for the demolition of the Bowman Avenue water tower. The company’s bid was for $84,000. It is expected to take three to four weeks to remove the old water tower.

United Way Campaign Underway

The Shelby County United Way fall campaign is underway amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted so many businesses. While many have rebounded, other companies production demands and employee totals have been reduced. Because of this, the Shelby County United Way urges the community to rise to the occasion with new donors and increased gifts needed to fund its many agencies and programs.

D.R.E.A.M. And Skyline Team Up

Miami County D.R.E.A.M. pet rescue will hold a fundraiser “Benefit Night” at Skyline Chili in Troy tomorrow (Thursday) from 5 to 9 p.m. Skyline Chili will donate 20 percent of purchases made by supporters who present a flyer found online at Facebook.com/Dream4pets or the Event page at Dream4pets.org.

Health And Human Services Info Now Available

Miami County now has a 211 information and referral service that can be used to obtain free, confidential information on health and human services in the community. The service is available 24 hours a day. For assistance, residents can dial 211 or 855-944-3372. Those working the 211 line are trained to connect callers with those agencies that can address their needs. The service is overseen by the United Way of Miami County.

Darke County Sex Offender Sentenced

An Arcanum man was in Darke County Common Pleas Court Monday for sentencing in a sexual misconduct case. Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced 20-year old Christian Leugers to 15 years in state prison following a plea agreement. Leugers pleaded guilty to five counts of gross sexual imposition for engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor. The amended plea dropped a first degree felony rape charge and another gross sexual imposition charge.

Preliminary Hearing For Piqua Pursuit Suspect

A preliminary hearing for a Fairborn man is scheduled for today (Sept 23) for charges filed following a police chase in Piqua last Friday. The chase ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into a duplex in the 300 block of South Main Street. Arrested at the scene was 19-year old Coltin Downing. Downing, is charged with failure to comply with an officer, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest. He’s also cited for a number of traffic violations.

Prayer Walk For America

A Prayer Walk for America will be held Saturday (Sept 26) beginning at NOON at St. Paul's Church 500 N. Downing St. in Piqua. The route takes walkers to Greene Street to Main, to Ash, to College Street to Greene and back to St. Paul's Church on Downing Street.

Run For The Mums 5K Goes Virtual

The annual Run for the Mums 5K will be a virtual race this year. The race normally is held during the Tipp City Mum Festival, which was canceled this year because of COVID-19. The run can be completed anywhere and at any time this coming weekend (Sept. 25-27) The race is free, but donations will be accepted for the benefit of Tipp Monroe Community Services Recreational Program. Registration information can be found at speedy-feet.com.

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