Community briefs

Design program set

WEST MILTON – Tap into your inner superhero and design your own logo at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Logo Lab” as part of its Summer Reading Program. Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt is hosting the lab from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.

Use perler beads and shrink plastic to design and meld a new creation. The event is designed for teens and is completely free. All materials will be provided. For more information about this or other summer events, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union’s Summer Reading Program has special programs and prizes for adults, teens, kids, tiny tots and inspirational book readers and goes until July 31.

Law enforcement awards ceremony set

MIAMI COUNTY — This year all of Miami County’s law enforcement agencies — Ohio State Highway Patrol, Miami County Communication Center, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tipp City, Troy, Piqua, West Milton, and Covington Police Departments — are partnering for the first annual awards ceremony to recognize law enforcement professionals.

The ceremony will be held on June 29 commencing at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City High School Auditorium, 615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Rd., Tipp City. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion courtesy of Miami County F.O.P. Lodge #58.

Blood drive planned

TIPP CITY — Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a blood drive Monday, June 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church Great Hall, 8 West Main St. with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Fourth of July celebration planned

WEST MILTON — West Milton will begin its 4th of July celebration on July 1 from 6-10 p.m., including amusement rides, games, food and more. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for five (one ticket per ride) at Curry’s Video, Miami Valley Lanes, Owl Drugs and Wertz Variety. Pre-sale ends 5 p.m. today. Cost of tickets at the park are $2 each or 10 for $19. Armbands are $18, allowing unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

Trailing moms and tots

TIPP CITY — The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots 0 to five years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Road closure announced

TIPP CITY — Beginning on July 14, 2015, County Road 25A will have a right lane closures/restrictions in the southbound travel lane as well as a left lane restriction in the northbound lane starting approximately 1000 feet north and south of the Meijer’s Facility entrance. RD Jones, subcontractor for the Meijer’s Facility, will be repairing trenches from a December 2014 water main trench placement.

The City has approved a maximum four day closure of the right two lanes involving a southbound lane restriction to one lane and the northbound lanes to be restricted to one lane through the intersection, this closure will only be during the working hours of 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. and all lanes will be re-opened to the traveling public each night. This work is weather dependent and may be extended for the week of July 19.

Contact City of Tipp City at 937-667-6305 with any questions about this closure.

Girl Scouts seek award nominees

DAYTON — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is seeking nominations of local women to receive the Woman of Distinction Award.

The Woman of Distinction Award recognizes women in the community who are paving the way for girls and exemplify what it means to lead with courage, confidence, and character. Honorees have made significant contributions in one or more of the key focus areas for success – healthy living; financial empowerment; science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM); leadership; community responsibility. The Girl Scouts Research Institute found that girls who have positive influences within these focus areas are more likely to succeed later in life.

Five honorees will be selected and recognized at the 14th annual Woman of Distinction Recognition Event on Oct. 1, 2015 at the Schuster Center.

Nominations may be submitted online at until July 11, 2015. To learn more about the event or become a sponsor, people can contact Rhonda Curtis at 513-619-1376 or