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Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

TIPP CITY — Bob and Lolita (Uhrig) Border of Tipp City are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

JAMES J. KARCH

TROY — James J. Karch, age 86, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit. He was born November 20, 1933, in West Alexandria, Ohio, to his parents James & Helen (Holp) Karch.

Miami County Board of Elections employee tests positive for COVID-19

MIAMI COUNTY — Effective immediately, the Miami County Board of Elections will be temporarily closing its office to the public due to one of their employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Miami County Board of Elections employee tests positive for COVID-19

MIAMI COUNTY — Effective immediately, the Miami County Board of Elections will be temporarily closing its office to the public due to one of their employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

MIAMI COUNTY — Nelson and Nancy Frantz are celebrating 60 years of marriage this month.

MELVIN R. GASS

TROY — Melvin R. Gass, age 94, of Troy, OH passed away on August 12, 2020 at the Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy. He was born on September 28, 1925 in Piqua, OH to the late Otto and Gladys (Koon) Gass. He was raised from infancy by his late grandparents: Truman and Maude Hinka.

JUDY A. SAMPSON

COVINGTON — Judy A. Sampson, 68, of Covington, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Landings of Huber Heights. She was born April 1, 1952, in Columbus, to the late Paul Jr. and Marilyn (Moore) Bernsdorf.

Miami County EMA director gives COVID-19 update

MIAMI COUNTY — On Thursday, Miami County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Joel Smith provided the Miami County Commissioners with his weekly COVID-19 update, noting Miami County is still at the orange, Risk Level 2, rating in Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System.

Miami County Fair royalty crowned

MIAMI COUNTY — Alyssa Edgington, 18, of Union, and Curtis Shellenberger, 18, of Pleasant Hill, were crowned the 2020 Miami County Fair Queen and King on Wednesday evening. Haley Matheny, 6, of Covington was also named the 2020 Miami County Fair Princess.

Ensuring students can learn safely, effectively

With the new school year set to begin for many Ohio students, we need to ensure that our communities have the support and resources they need for our kids to learn safely and effectively.