Community briefs

Donated coats sought

TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office along with Sunset Cleaners in Troy, Piqua and West Milton will be accepting children’s coats, in good condition, for distribution to needy children in Miami County.

“Operation Cover-Up” is being offered for the 27 year. Coats will be accepted at Troy, Piqua and West Milton Sunset Cleaners and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Coats will be distributed at the Miami County Fairgrounds shop and crop building on Saturday, Oct. 28, between 9-11 a.m.

The deadline for coats to be dropped off is Oct. 23.

For more information, call (937) 440-6078.

Drug drop-off upcoming

TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office will host a curbside drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A. Please have all pills emptied from their containers and placed into plastic baggies. No liquids or sharps will be accepted.

Cemetery cleanups planned

MONROE TOWNSHIP — Residents and families are advised that the annual fall cleanup for Maple Hill Cemetery and all other Monroe Township cemeteries will take place the week of Oct. 30 by our cemetery staff. All decorations that are to be saved must be removed by Oct. 29. Fall items may be put back on gravesites Nov. 5.

Be advised that all artificial arrangements must be in a non-glass vase, hanging device, or a monument saddle. Please permanently mark the deceased’s name and contact person on the bottom of a saddle so identification can be made if it is blown off the monument. The cemetery prohibits the placement of landscape rocks around monuments, glass containers, wire, toys and figurines. These are maintenance and safety issues and interfere with mowing and or trimming. These items will be removed.

Annual Election Day dinner set

WEST MILTON — Tuesday, Nov. 7, Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton (one block west of St. Rt. 48) will be serving their Election Day Dinner. They have been doing this for more than 100 years.

The hours are 4:30-7 p.m. The menu will include homemade chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, assorted desserts and beverages. Meals are dine in or carry out (for carry out call the church at 698-4401). The cost is a $7.50 donation.

Please note that there will be no Grandma’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 8. For further information call (937) 698-6039.

Vendors sought for craft show

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton, will hold its annual craft show on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church activity center.

There are still a few booth spaces available. Reservations continue to be accepted. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at 937-698-5541.

Nominations for citizens, businesses open

TIPP CITY — Nominations are now being accepted for the Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Young Professional of the Year awards presented by the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce. This recognition is awarded annually to businesses and individuals who show a significant, worthwhile contribution to the community.

Businesses nominated must be established for a minimum of three years and be located in Tipp City. Individuals nominated must be residents of Tipp City.

A list of past recipients, 2017 nomination forms and additional information about the award criteria are available at

Students to serve at awards

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Nine Cedarville University Worship Students will serve at the 2017 GMA Dove Awards, including Jules Schieferstein of New Carlisle and Brandon Slifer of Tipp City.

Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study.