Area briefs

Buggy obtained by museum

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill History Center will be obtaining a “Beery Short-Turn Runabout” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the history center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill.

The Beery Runabout is a buggy designed by Jesse Beery in the early 1900’s and was manufactured by The Jesse Beery Co. Pleasant Hill, Ohio. The main advantage of this buggy is that it could not be upset. The buggy could not turn short enough to cause it to overturn because of the gears for the wheels. The Beery Runabout was manufactured by the Beery Company in Pleasant Hill.

Blood drives set

MIAMI COUNTY — The new “Blood Donor” face mask is free when you register to donate at the Covington Eagles community blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 at 715 E. Broadway St., Covington.

Everyone who registers to donate will also receive the “It’s Time to Save A Life” T-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Wake Up & Donate Blood Drive” drawing to win a custom Sleep Number bed.

A Knights of St. John community blood drive also will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Thursday, Aug. 13 at 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua.

Donors must make an appointment at or by calling (937) 461-3220.

Recreational basketball offered

TIPP CITY — Register now for Tipp Monroe Community Services’ recreational basketball for grades 3-12. The cost is $75 for the first child, $70 for additional children and $90 for non-residents for all children. Late registration is Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 for $85 resident for the first child, $80 for additional children and a $100 non-resident fee for all children. The season runs from Jan. 4 through March 14.

All participants must follow the COVID-19 guidelines. Players must wear masks or face shields and practice social distancing except when on the court. Coaches must wear masks or face shields at all times. There will be no player evaluations.

To register, visit the TMCS website, If you have any questions or need assistance, call 667-8631.

Township Meeting rescheduled

CONCORD TWP. —The Concord Township Trustees will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. due to a scheduling conflict.

Milton-Union Schools’ Special Meeting

WEST MILTON —The Milton-Union Schools board of education will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The purpose of the meeting is to rescind a resignation and then accept a new resignation due to a date of contract error for Ms. Kristen Brandon. The meeting will be conducted online by Zoom. To access the meeting, visit for the link.