Community briefs

Vacation in the park continues

TIPP CITY — Want to send your kids to camp but don’t want them too far from home? Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering Summer Vacation at the Park for children 4-9 years.

Splash it Up, held July 18-22, will be the wettest week of the summer as campers get wet in oodles of water games plus a visit from COSI called Stormy Science. During the week of July 25- 29 there is a Critter Cruise In with visits from animal ambassadors from Brukner Nature Center.

Aug. 1-5 will be the last week of summer camp, and will celebrate the opening of the Summer Olympics with an Olympic week just for kids. Boonshoft will offer a presentation Hop, Wiggle & Roll, plus Andrea Hoover will show us some exercises to keep us fit.

These programs are held at the Roundhouse at the Tipp City Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Tipp Monroe Community Services at (937) 667-8631 or go to for more information.

Women’s defense classes offered

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Police Department, in cooperation with Tipp Monroe Community Services, is offering two more Rape Awareness Defense (RAD) classes for Women.

These classes are taught by certified RAD instructors. Classes will be held July 18 and 19.

This class is great for girls (ages 12 and up) to take with their mothers and for young women leaving for college or beginning jobs. There is no charge for this class but registration is required.

Please call (937) 667-8631 for more information or go on to

Soccer coach to offer skills

WEST MILTON — Hone your soccer technique and play a game on the Milton-Union Public Library’s front lawn with a special presentation by Milton-Union soccer coach Sara Carter. Carter will share her expertise at the library from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.

The program will include information on rules, players and positions. Weather permitting, Carter and the group will go outside to practice techniques and play the game. And of course, there will be soccer-related crafts as well.

Carter has been playing soccer for 28 years, including teams at Milton-Union High School, The Ohio State University, and adult women’s leagues. Three years ago, she began coaching with the Milton-Union Rec Council with the 4- to 5-year-olds.

This program is geared towards kindergarten through fifth graders. For more information, call (937) 698-5515 or visit

Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Tipp City ornament for sale

TIPP CITY — It’s finally here! The 2016 Tippecanoe Historical Society ornament is now available at the museum and at the Tipp Monroe Community Services office during business hours.

The ornament is of the Saunders Seeds Building on West Broadway.

The building was built in 1906 by Eli Saunders as a tobacco warehouse. In 1922 Eli and son, Ralph, changed it to Saunders

Seeds. Upon their deaths, Ralph’s son-in-law, Sheffield Hyde, took over the business. In 1997, Cliff Wray of Bethel Township bought the business.

The Historical Society Museum is on the corner of Walnut and Third Streets. The hours are Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and by appointment by calling 667-3051 or 698-6798.

Students make spring dean’s lists

• FINDLAY — The dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Local students include:

Kirsten Bell of Tipp City

Oscar Freyre of Tipp City

Madison Gioiello of Tipp City. Gioiello earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Cameron Johnson of Tipp City. Johnson earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Marina Snipes of Laura.

Michael Taylor of Tipp City. Taylor earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

• TIFFIN — Tiffin University has released its 2016 spring semester dean’s list. Area students include:

Todd Daley, West Milton, Bachelor of Criminal Justice