Schools rolling out plan for year

PLEASANT HILL — While President Donald Trump is urging public schools to open their doors, local school districts are still navigating uncertain territory on how it will continue learning among social distancing and other pandemic related guidelines.

Bystanders assaulted by flower pots, guitar case

TROY — Troy Police Department officers responded to Pearson Court around 11:35 p.m. on a report of an intoxicated man who was throwing flower pots and swinging his guitar case at residents on July 4.

Cov. BOE to approve re-opening plan

COVINGTON — The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will hold a special session virtually via Zoom on Friday, July 10, at 8 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the district re-opening plan and any other business that may come before the board.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County names new director

TROY — Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County named Carey Short executive director of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. She brings 18 years of hospice and healthcare experience to the organization.

Board discusses logistics for election

MIAMI COUNTY — With the Nov. 3 Presidential election less than 120 days away, the Miami County Board of Elections is trying to iron out logistics for both in-person and absentee ballot voters in the coming weeks.

Tipp schools seek input for back-to-school plan

TIPP CITY — Tipp City Schools is gathering input as it plans for the 2020-2021 school year in response to COVID-19.

Covington Council to examine issue of racism

COVINGTON — Covington Council again heard from resident Amy Welborn regarding concerns of racism within the village community.

Area briefs

Civic band plans concert

Planning Commission agenda set

TROY — Troy Planning Commissioners will meet by online meeting Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. To access the meeting visit or enter the Meeting ID in the app: 852 1418 9077.

Troy Police Chief Charles Phelps to retire Aug. 7

TROY —The city of Troy officially announced the retirement of Chief Charles Phelps on Monday. He will be succeeded by Capt. Shawn McKinney.