Area briefs

Roads closed

• TIPP CITY — Garber Drive between Kiser Drive and Warner Drive is closed to through traffic for a culvert replacement for 50 days.

• TROY — East Canal Street from South Market Stree to South Walnut Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 17 to replace water service by the city of Troy Sewer Maintenance Department.

• South Union Street from Herrlinger Way to Race Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 20 for upgrading water service by the city of Troy Sewer Maintenance Department.

Share sports accomplishments

ARCANUM — State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) is encouraging women in her district to share their athletic achievements in wake of renewing calls for the passage of House Bill 527, also known as the Save Women’s Sports Act. The bill aims to promote fairness among athletics and preserve the integrity of school sports.

The legislation ensures that biological women are not forced to compete against biological men playing on female only sports teams. The bill would designate male and female sports teams be based upon the biological sex of an individual, meaning that biological males cannot play on female teams.

“The Save Women’s Sports Act is a fairness issue for women,” Powell said. “This bill ensures that every little girl who works hard to make it on a podium is not robbed of her chance by a biological male competing against her in a biological female sport. We want every little girl to achieve her athletic dream here in the state of Ohio.”

The bill, which is currently pending in the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee, also includes a number of provisions that provide protections for students, schools and colleges, as well as a dispute resolution process.

If you would like to share your athletic story, please contact Powell’s office at (614) 466-8114 or