Kathy Henne: Give them a hand

With all of the changes enacted in real estate and related industries, the appraisal process has not been immune. Because lenders were thought to be pressuring the appraisers they hired, banks now must largely work with independent appraisal companies, and they’re finding themselves buried in a backlog of appraisals that need to be completed.

Restaurant inspections

Inspections provided by the Piqua Health Department.

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.

Coby honored with UNDER 40 award

TROY — The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) recently announced that Justin Coby, R.Ph., PharmD, of Troy, was honored as a distinguished UNDER 40 award recipient for professional achievements and vision in the practice of pharmacy at its 142nd Annual Conference held from Aug. 28 to 30.

Grand re-opening of Holiday Inn Express held

TROY — S&S Managed Hotels held a ribbon cutting event for the grand re-opening of the Holiday Inn Express in Troy on Thursday, Sept. 3. The event featured new and revitalized guestrooms and event spaces.

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.

Troy’s WTJN changes name

TROY — Troy Community Radio 107.1 WTJN, a low power FM radio station since 2012, announced a variety of station changes on Aug. 21.

Edison State names employee of the semester

PIQUA – Edison State Community College recognized outstanding employee performance at the Fall Convocation, which was held virtually on Aug. 17.

Kathy Henne: Like moths to a flame

Although less than ideal, sellers are seeing more “contingency” contracts, wherein the buyers make their offer contingent upon being able to sell their own home first to complete the purchase. If the buyers aren’t successful, their Offer To Purchase becomes null and void, potentially leaving the sellers back at Square One.