Area briefs

Roads to close

TROY — West Water Street from North Adams Street to North Elm Street will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, April 29 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 for the installation of sanitary sewer lateral work by Danis Construction and Rauch Construction.

East Race Street from South Market Street to South Walnut Street also will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26 for catch basin replacement work by city of Troy workers.

Raffle to be held

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Eagles Aerie 2201 will be holding their FOE Reverse Raffle “Monte Madness” on May 4 between 6-11 p.m. at their location at 202 E. Main Street in Tipp City. Attendees who are present have a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash prizes. All proceeds go to the Needy Basket.

Reverse Raffle Tickets cost $50 each, which will include one dinner, beverage, and one entry into the Raffle. They are on sale now at the Tipp City Eagles, and ticket sales will end no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

For more information or official rules, visit or call 667-2753.

Timber Frame Awareness event to be held

PIQUA — The Light Foundation and Edison State Community College invite community members to attend a Timber Frame Awareness event from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

The free event includes lunch, three breakout sessions, a tour of three different timber frames on the property, and a vision of Timber Frame STEM Youth Leadership Camp. Breakout session topics include: Elements–Tools of Timber Framing; Hands; Hands–On Peg Making; and information on Hand Hued Beams.

The event will be held at the Light Foundation’s Chenoweth Trails Facility at 440 Greenville Nashville Road in Greenville. For more information or to rsvp, contact April at 937.316.6352 or email

Piqua Public Library to host Meet and Greet with animal shelters

PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library will host adoptable cats and dogs from the Miami County Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., animals from the Shelby County Animal Shelter will also be on site.

Two local TNR (trap, neuter, return) groups, Calico TNR from Springfield and Cat Advocates of Troy, will be at the event to share information about the importance of neutering cats.

Dr. Ken from Tipp City Veterinary Hospital will present a special Pet Chat at 1:30 p.m. on bringing home a new pet.

This is not an adoption event. Meet adoptable animals and learn about the local animal shelters and TNR groups.

Registration is not required.

State of the College Address to be held

PIQUA — Edison State Community College President Dr. Doreen Larson will hold a State of the College address to bring community members and regional leaders up to speed on recent happenings and future plans of the college on Wednesday, May 1, from 8–9:30 a.m.

Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson will provide a keynote address. In her address, Dr. Larson will provide an overview of highlights and accomplishments of the College, define strategic initiatives, and share future opportunities. A continental breakfast will be served May 1 from 8-8:30 a.m. with the address beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 9:30 a.m.

It will be held at Edison State Community College in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua campus, located at 1973 Edison Drive in Piqua. Parking is available in Lot 3. Campus maps are available online at

RSVP to attend by contacting the Edison State Office of Business and Community Partnerships at 937-778-7805 or

Honey bee program upcoming


The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., is sponsoring a program “Preserving Western Ohio Honey Bees” on Tuesday May 7 at 7 p.m. at the center.

Presenter will be Dwight Wells, president of West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. Among his other affiliation, he is a life member and board director of Ohio State Beekeepers Association. He is working on several projects with Purdue University, Penn State University, Central State University, North Carolina University and USDA Bee Lab in Baton Rouge, La., on feral honey bee projects.

He is founding member and director of the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Corporative. The Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Corporative is dedicated to breeding a pest-resistant honey bee that has unique genetic traits adapted to northern climates. He started keeping bees at age 14 as a Penn State 4-H project.

Participants will hear about the problems of honey bees and work in overcoming the issues.

The center is handicapped accessible.

Email the center at