Owen Via, 18, of Newton Township, recently earned a state title in the annual VFW Voice of Democracy competition for the state of Ohio. Via, a senior at Newton High School, represented VFW Post No. 6557 of Pleasant Hill. He will next compete in the national Voice of Democracy competition. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the date and place are still being determined. Via is the son of Jason and Mandy Via.
TROY — The city of Troy is revisiting adding a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) to downtown Troy with a city council work session scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Hobart Arena’s Bravo Room.