Area briefs

Road to close

TROY — West Canal Street between South Market Street and South Plum Street and South Cherry Street between West Franklin Street and West Canal Street will be closed from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The road will be closed for work on the water system in preparation for the demolition of 126 S. Cherry St., Troy.

Band to perform

PIQUA — The Swing Era Big Band will be featured at a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Hance Pavilion at Fountain Park on Forest Avenue in Piqua.

The Hance Pavilion is a large covered open-air venue with seating, and guidelines are in place to properly space audience and band members to support social distancing requirements.

The band will play a selection of big band and pop songs of noted musical composers and performers of the twentieth century, ranging from the golden era of swing bands to the modern sounds of the 1970’s. The band has been entertaining swing music fans and dancers throughout western Ohio for more than four decades.

Created in 1975 by the late Andrew “Bud” Ledwith, Swing Era has specialized in keeping the unique sounds of the noted swing bands alive. This 16-piece band features some of the finest musicians in western Ohio, performing a variety of big band and jazz arrangements of noted musical composers including Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, among others.

Museum plans breakfast

TROY — Congressman Warren Davidson will be on hand for a Congressional update at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum’s monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at its new location on County Road 25-A, Troy.

The DAR will provide breakfast to participants.

For more information, visit or call (937) 332-8852.

Miami County Republican Headquarters Open for 2020 Election

MIAMI COUNTY — The Headquarters for the Miami County Republican Party is now open for the 2020 election cycle. The headquarters are located at 845 West Market Street in Troy. This is the location of the former Crystal Room Restaurant.

The planned hours of operation for the month of August will be Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This schedule will begin Wednesday August 5. As the election season progresses, additional hours will be added.

When visiting the headquarters, please practice social distancing and wear a mask for your safety and those around you.