Miami County Area Briefs

Piqua’s next board of zoning appeals Oct. 27

PIQUA — The next board of zoning appeals will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. The meeting will be held via Zoom video conference platform. Visit the city of Piqua’s website to retrieve the meeting’s ID and agenda.

Veteran’s coffee chat to feature health commissioner

TROY — Dennis Propes, Health Commissioner for Miami County will present information regarding the coronavirus and its impact in Miami County at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum November Coffee.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Museum’s new location at 2245 S. County Rd 25 A , in Troy. Coffee from Wendy’s and donuts from Tim Hortons will be served by Miami County Veterans Services. For more information call (937) 332-8852 or visit online at

Miami County YMCA’s Youth Center to host Halloween Family Night

PIQUA —The Miami County YMCA — Piqua branch’s Richard E. Hunt Family Youth Center will be having a Halloween Family Night on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Youth Center. The event will have games, pumpkin decorating, popcorn, and candy. The event is free to YMCA members/non-members and the community. COVID-19 guidelines including masks for ages 10 and over, unless exempt, and social distancing required.

Miami Valley Veterans Museum presents “Dancing with the Miami Valley Stars” this Saturday

PIQUA — A professional dancing fundraising event to benefit the MVVM’s Capital Campaign will be held Saturday, Oct. 25.

The dancing event will have two shows at Romer’s Catering, 201 Robert M. Davis Pkwy, in Piqua. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the rehearsal show which will begin at noon until 1:30 for $15.00 per person (limited to 180 people). For the evening show, doors open at 3 p.m., the show 4-7:30, with dancing until 9 p.m. The finale show and dinner is $50.00. A semi-formal dress is requested. To purchase tickets by phone call 937-667-4214 or email

Competition dancers are Kim Buchanan, Intake and Governance Specialist/Systems Analyst, Assurance; Mae Freeman, 20-year Retired Army Veteran; Carl Smith, U.S. Marine, Vietnam; Gary Wooley, Vietnam Veteran; Sarah Bay, Upper Valley Career Center and Chaos Coordinator; Brenda Burns, Founding Member MVVM, Honorary Sr. State President, Ohio Society C.A.R.; Kevin Royce, Excel Sports Medicine; Cecil Teague, Vietnam/Combat Veteran/USMC/USN; Pam Stader, Retired Civ Air Force Research Laboratory.

Insurance information to be shared

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering four classes that are designed to create an understanding of the principles involved in risk financing, also known as insurance, and how to become a savvy consumer in the insurance market. The instructor is Phil Cox of Royal Crest Agency.

Personal Insurance Options — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28

Commercial and Life Insurance Issues — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

Carriers Use of Analytics — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

There is no charge for these classes, but registration is required. Visit to register.

Food distribution set

PIQUA — The Miami County Food Insecurity Committee will be providing a contact-free pop-up pantry with Shared Harvest Foodbank from 10 a.m to noon Saturday, Oct. 24.

Food for 700 households will be available at Upper Valley Career Center, 8901 Looney Road, Piqua.

In addition to the October food distribution, The Miami County Food Insecurity Committee regularly updates this list of Miami County emergency food resources, food panties, carryout meals, and other general assistance available to the public. The list can be found at

The Miami County Food Insecurity Committee is chaired by Aimee Shannon of Health Partners Free Clinic and advised by Alisha Barton of Ohio State University Extension Miami County.

For more information contact Alisha Barton (937) 830-8320 or Aimee Shannon at