Cov. BOE to meet

COVINGTON — The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held in the K-8 Media Center, located at 807 Chestnut St.

Kathy Henne: Don’t let them bug you

It has been estimated that termites cause $5 billion in property damage every year in this country. That makes them more of a threat to homeowners than flood, wind, or even fire. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) demands a current termite inspection for their loans. If there is evidence of past termite damage, a structural inspection may be required.

Local business makes donation to Troy Main Street

TROY — On Aug. 26, Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Company presented Andrea Keller, executive director of Troy Main Street, with a check for $4,467 to help support the efforts of the downtown organization.

Premier Health First in Ohio to use innovative technology for lung cancer diagnosis

DAYTON — Robotic bronchoscopy, an innovation that holds promise to fight lung cancer, is now in use at Premier Health’s Miami Valley Hospital. The Monarch Platform enables pulmonary specialists to navigate and search the delicate, distant branches of the lung and obtain tissue samples from hard-to-reach nodules for biopsy. The goal is earlier diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer.

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology hires new instructor

TROY – Hobart Institute of Welding Technology welcomes Benjamin Gibson to the team as a Skill Welding Instructor.

Kathy Henne: What a relief

This year’s tax filing season is behind us, but if you sell your home this year (or any other, for that matter), you’ll find your home will shelter your taxes, as well as your family. Specifically, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides a substantial exemption on your capital gains when you sell.

Kathy Henne: A first time for everything

First time buyers are — excited to find a good deal, afraid of overextending themselves, and confused by all the conflicting reports about real estate. Well, that might describe any or all buyers right now, but those making their very first purchase may feel elevated levels of all these emotions. It helps to have someone with experience in your local market offer you some guidance.

Choice Comfort Services receives 2020 President’s Award from Carrier

VANDALIA — Choice Comfort Services was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2020 President’s Award from Carrier. The award provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry.

Troy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center keeping its residents, patients safe by taking the ‘Angel...

TROY – Troy Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has rolled out a new program to encourage its employees to continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols outside of work. Launched in July, the “Healthcare Angel’s Pledge” program will heighten resident and patient safety during the pandemic by limiting the likelihood of employees contracting the virus elsewhere and bringing it into the facility.

Kettering Health Network achieves system-wide accreditation for senior-friendly emergency departments

KETTERING– Kettering Health Network’s 12 emergency departments have been accredited as senior-friendly by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).