Fall brings fundraisers in village

As we move into the fall, our local Covington non-profits and organizations are finding different ways to raise funds to support their organizations. Most non-profits have struggled during this year of 2020, with the inability to raise funds in their typical manners. And many in the public certainly have had apprehension when it comes to spending disposable income. Hopefully, as things continue to improve on the virus and economic fronts, these non-profit organizations can return to more normality in 2021. But until then, they are making due as well as possible in what remains of 2020. Read on to learn more about upcoming fundraisers here in the Village of Covington.

OSP cruiser struck by a drunk driver

MIAMI COUNTY — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and a Troy Police Department officer narrowly escaped injury when an apparent drunk driver careened into the trooper’s cruiser.

Curriculum director discusses online platform

TROY — Troy City Schools Board of Education members got a brief look at what teachers — both in class and online — have implemented using the district’s online platform Canvas at Monday’s board of education meeting.

Area briefs

Mum sale set for Sept. 19

Piqua’s National Night Out cancelled

PIQUA — The Piqua Police Department has announced its decision to cancel the 2020 National Night Out (NNO) celebration.

Piqua police reports

Information provided by the Piqua Police Department.

Library kicks off Library Card Registration Month

MIAMI COUNTY — Each year the America Library Association uses September as a month to encourage residents to register for a library card. This year, the Troy-Miami County Public Library (TMCPL) will be celebrating this month long event a little differently. The library is doing a series of outreach events at local businesses in Troy and Pleasant Hill. The outreach events will feature library staff ready to hand out newly activated library cards to registrants as well as bookmarks detailing our services and fun mini-gift bags for kids.

Commissioners fire HR director

By Aimee Hancock

Mainstreet Piqua events schedule changes

PIQUA — The staff and volunteers with Mainstreet Piqua are learning plenty about flexibility, creativity, safety, and state regulations as they plan events for the remainder of 2020 and into spring of 2021.

Foundation awards G. William Hartzell Community Grants

PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation on Wednesday awarded G. William Hartzell Community Grants totaling $54,500 to 20 organizations that serve Piqua residents.