UVMC and Miami Valley receive award

TROY — Miami Valley Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center have received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Augustina Addison joins Premier Women’s Center in Piqua

PIQUA – Augustina Addison, M.D., has joined Premier Women’s Center, 101 Looney Road, Piqua.

Thomas R. Zink, DO, joins Premier Orthopedics

TROY – Thomas R. Zink, D.O., has joined Premier Orthopedics, located at 3130 N. County Rd., 25A, Suite 116, Troy.

Pioneer Electric opens annual #WhoPowersYou contest

PIQUA – Pioneer Electric Cooperative along with Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives, is excited to announce the fifth annual #WhoPowersYou Contest celebrating local heroes. This is a chance for Pioneer members and employees to nominate someone making a difference in the community and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for their cause.

Kathy Henne: Look before you leap

Many retirees are facing financial insecurities from their battered investments, which explains why applications for “reverse mortgages” have risen nearly 50 percent in the last few years. It sounds like a great option: a lender essentially gives you a cash advance on your home’s equity, which doesn’t have to be paid back until you either move to another home or pass on to your heavenly reward.

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.