Piqua Commission declares racism public health crisis

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission voted to approve a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the city of Piqua during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Library building project ‘on hold’

TROY — The Troy-Miami County Public Library’s building project is currently on hold as the library and its branches adapt to the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated.

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.

Phelps to retire from Troy Police Dept.

TROY — Come August, badge number 409 will make his final rounds as chief of Troy Police Department.

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.