Area briefs

OSU Extension offers aid to producers

Arts council plans virtual kick-off event

PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council’s annual kick-off celebration will be held virtually this year on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Starting at 6 p.m. and lasting 30 minutes, the event will feature a recap of the accomplishments of 2020, in addition to new programs and goals for 2021.

Monitoring motorists

Troy Police parking control officer Kim Morse prepares to write a parking violation in the downtown area on Tuesday afternoon.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports

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Area briefs

City offices to close

Pandemic causes need for substitutes

TIPP CITY — Substitutes are an integral part of a school district’s successful operation but filling the jobs is a new challenge for Tipp City Schools. The district needs substitute teachers, teacher aides, office aides, and library aides to maintain in-person learning for students in all grades.

Troy BOE taps Kleptz, Borchers to lead

TROY — On Monday, Troy City Schools Board of Education reorganized for the 2021 year and finalized the steps to place two renewal operating levies — one for the district and one for the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center — on the May ballot.

County sees decrease in COVID-19 cases


Covington hires new administrator

COVINGTON — The village of Covington recently welcomed a new administrator to its staff. Kyle Hinkelman filled the role previously vacated by Mike Busse.

Pet of the Week

Meet Jake