WPTW News Briefs - Monday, July 13th

Grant for Miami County

MIAMI COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES IS ONE OF FIVE OHIO COUNTIES

AWARDED A $4 MILLION GRANT TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS TRANSITIONING OUT

OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ON TO A CAREER PATH. THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ALLOTTED $56.6 MILLION FOR THE PROGRAM.


Income Tax Returns Due

DON’T FORGET, INCOME TAX RETURNS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY. BECAUSE OF

COVID-19, THE FILING OF MOST INCOME TAX RETURNS WERE DELAYED FROM

APRIL TO JULY 15.


Elderly Woman Hit, Injured

AN ELDERLY WEST MANCHESTER WOMAN WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN

HER CAR WAS HIT BY A SEMI AT THE INTERSECTION OF U-S ROUTE 127 AND

STATE ROUTE 503 IN DARKE COUNTY. 82-YEAR OLD BARBARA ROSER WAS

FLOWN BY CAREFLIGHT TO MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL. ACCORDING TO THE

DARKE COUNTY SHERIFF’SOFFICE, A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INDICATED

ROSER PULLED INTO THE PATH OF THE TRUCK WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A

LEFT TURN. THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS NOT HURT.


Porchfest Cancelled

THE TROY-HAYNER CULTURAL CENTER HAS CANCELED THE 2020 PORCHFEST

THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 12. IN THE PAST, THIS EVENT HAS

ATTRACTED OVER 1,000 VISITORS ENJOYING AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC,

ARTISAN WARES AND FOOD ON THE HAYNER GROUNDS AND SOUTHWEST

HISTORIC DISTRICT OF TROY. DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ORGANIZERS

FELT IT BEST TO CANCEL THE EVENT THIS YEAR.


Troy-Miami Library Holds Construction

THE TROY-MIAMI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S BUILDING PROJECT IS

CURRENTLY ON HOLD AS THE LIBRARY AND ITS BRANCHES ADAPT TO THE

CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE LIBRARY IS

CURRENTLY QUARANTINING BOOKS FOR 72 HOURS AND PUTTING THEM

THROUGH A HEATING PROCESS BEFORE PUTTING THEM BACK INTO

CIRCULATION. ALL MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY’S MEETING ROOMS REMAIN

QUARANTINED AND IT REMAINS UNCLEAR FOR HOW LONG.


Tipp City Schools Seeking Ideas

PARENTS, STUDENTS AND STAFF IN THE TIPP CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE

ONLY UNTIL WEDNESDAY (JULY 15) TO PROVIDE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR. A SURVEY IS ON THE

DISTRICT’S WEBSITE CONCERNING LEARNING MODELS, USE OF MASKS AND

OTHER ISSUES RAISED BY COVID-19. IT’S HOPED THE SURVEY WILL HELP GUIDE

DECISIONS IN DESIGNING SAFE AND PRACTICAL BACK TO SCHOOL RETURN

OPTIONS.


New Assistant Chief in Sidney

THE SIDNEY FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS PROMOTED LIEUTENANT MARK BARGA

TO THE POST OF ASSISTANT CHIEF. BARGA REPLACES ASSISTANT CHIEF CHRIS

NISWONGER WHO RETIRED JULY 6. BARGA, A GRADUATE OF SIDNEY HIGH

SCHOOL, WAS SIDNEY FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR IN 2002.


Troy Aquatic Park Still Open

OPERATION OF THE TROY AQUATIC PARK IS GOING WELL, DESPITE THE COVID-

19 PANDEMIC. THE POOL DIDN’T OPEN UNTIL JUNE 15 AND IS LIMITED TO 190

PEOPLE AT ANY ONE TIME BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

REQUIREMENTS. SO FAR, CAPACITY WAS REACHED THREE TIMES AND THE

WAIT TO ENTER THE FACILITY HAS NOT BEEN LONG. TROY’S RECREATION

BOARD VOTED TO OPEN THE AQUATIC CENTER THIS YEAR WHILE THE

TIPPECANOE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER IN TIPP CITY AND THE PIQUA MUNICIPAL

POOL REMAIN CLOSED.


Waco Reschedules Classes

THE PREVIOUSLY POSTPONED GROUND SCHOOL AT THE WACO AIR MUSEUM

HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 21. THE 11 SESSIONS WILL BE TAUGHT ON

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 6-8:30 P.M. THE INSTRUCTOR IS

PETE DEMERS WHO HAS OVER 4000 FLIGHT HOURS AS A FLIGHT

INSTRUCTOR. FOR INFORMATION, CLASS MATERIALS AND ONLINE

REGISTRATION VISIT THE WEBSITE, WACOAIRMUSEUM.ORG.


Bicentennial Rifle Raffle Underway

SALES OF RAFFLE TICKETS FOR THE SIDNEY BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE

HENRY RIFLES WILL CONTINUE TO BE SOLD UNTIL ALL TICKETS ARE GONE. THE

TICKETS ARE $50 EACH. ONLY 250 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD. BOTH HENRY BICENTENNIAL MODELS, THE GOLDEN BOY AND THE STANDARD, ARE 22-

CALIBER RIFLES.

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