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Thanksgiving is a day of blessings

On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced the nation would “observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father.” This announcement officially declared the last Thursday of every November to be a national holiday of Thanksgiving.

Local blood drives set for Dec. 5

Piqua, Tipp City to host blood drives on Dec. 5

Information filed by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office:

Commissioners return $17K to event sponsors

MIAMI COUNTY —Miami County Commissioners returned unused funds to its four core sponsors of its October plaza project dedication during their regular session on Tuesday.

Premier Health closed for Thanksgiving; hours adjusted

Premier Health and CompuNet COVID-19 Testing Sites Closed Thursday

Troy’s Seth Peoples earns DWP scholarship

DAYTON – Dayton Workforce Partnerships (DWP) recently awarded a ‘Retention of Talent’ scholarship to Seth Peoples, a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School.

MCFB’s Bushels for Hunger donations soar

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Farm Bureau’s Bushels for Hunger program celebrated its largest contribution from area farmers to date this harvest season.

Troy seeks loan for Experiment Farm land

TROY — The city of Troy is seeking an $800,000 loan to purchase 73.23 acres at 1401 Experiment Farm Road.

Covington’s Weldy named Presidential Scholar Finalist

ENGLEWOOD —Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) senior Bethany Weldy was named one of five finalists from Ohio for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program. Bethany is currently attending the MVCTC Pre-Nursing program. She is the daughter of Dr. Nick and Becky Weldy of Covington.

MUHS grad Brianna Collins tapped as a Schmidthorst ambassador for BGSU

BOWLING GREEN — The Bowling Green State University Schmidthorst College of Business announced that Brianna Collins, a 2019 graduate of Milton Union High School, has been named to the highly selective Schmidthorst Student Ambassador Program.