Community briefs

Crafty Listeners to meet

WEST MILTON — The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library Aug. 10. This group of women listens to a lighthearted book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

Legion to host dinner

TIPP CITY — On Aug. 10, the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 starting at 6 p.m.

Road closures and detours in Tipp

TIPP CITY — Beginning on Aug. 24, 2015, Kessler-Cowlesville Rd and Stonehenge Drive will be closed to all through traffic. Kessler-Cowlesville will be closed at the intersection of Stonehenge Drive. Stonehenge Drive will be closed to all through traffic from Kessler-Cowlesville Rd to Chelsea Lane but will be permitting residents access to homes and driveways in those blocks. Eidemiller Lane, Chelsea Lane and Chevington Chase will be posted as the detour route.

Kelchner of Springboro, Ohio will be excavating and constructing new sanitary sewer lines for Talismanic Properties as a part of the Cedar Grove subdivision.

The City approved said closure until Sept. 14, 2015. Please contact the City of Tipp City at 937-667-6305 with any questions about this closure.

WACO to host nationals

TROY — The 26th Annual IH Scout & Light Truck Nationals will be held at Historic WACO Airfield & Museum in Troy, OH, Aug. 14-16. The sole purpose of this event is to preserve and promote the legacy of International Harvester built products. Highlighted in the wide array of products are, of course, all “Motor Trucks” manufactured by IH, as well as the first mass-produced Sport Utility Vehicle, the Scout.

Did You Know? The original Scout was created as a competitor to the Jeep. The Scout was developed and ultimately produced in less than two years’ time — a remarkable achievement in the automotive industry in the ’60s. The Scout line was formally introduced to the public on Jan. 18, 1961.

Bring the family and come see all the show has to offer. There will be a Swap Meet with parts venders selling new, old & used parts, seminars, vehicle games and judging competition. Different food venders will make it easy to spend the day enjoying the wide variety of displays. Your admission also allows you to visit the WACO Air Museum. The WACO Aircraft Co was the largest producer of aircraft in the country in the ’20s and ’30s and the designer of the CG4A glider used in WW II. Round out your experience by taking an open cockpit bi-plane ride. Admission is $8 or $15 for the weekend. Under 12 free

Music in the Parks

TIPP CITY — The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Heart Beat of the Earth” program on Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket to sit on and a snack to eat. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

School supplies needed

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is collecting school supplies for fall 2015. Any and all supplies are needed but especially: dry erase markers, scissors, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, boxes of tissues, highlighters, paper towels, cleaning wipes, zipper pouches, four function calculators, composition books, flash drives, and scientific calculators.

Please drop off items at the TMCS office at 3 E. Main St., Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. no later than Aug. 10. Supplies will be distributed at the Lunch on Us program and will be available for pick up at our office after that date.

For more information, call us at 937-667-8631. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Artists sought for art show

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church is looking for applicants to take part in the ninth annual art show Oct. 2-4 in the activity center at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The deadline for entering is September 14.

The purpose of the show is to share area talent with the public. The show is non-juried. Some pieces may be available for purchase, with transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party.

A gift from local arts patron Bill Netzley of Netzley Roofing has enabled Hoffman to offer monetary awards again this year. Awards to be given are $500 for first place, $400 for second

place, and $300 for third place. Seven additional awards of $100 each will also be presented. This year there will be a youth category open to current high school students with two $50 awards presented in that category.

Application forms may be picked up at the church office, Really Cool Stuff and The Hen’s Nest in West Milton, and The Hotel Gallery in Tipp City. Forms are also available for downloading from the church website at

Computer classes offered

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services will offer computer classes taught by Dewey Maynard, owner of the Buckeye Nest. Students are invited to bring their own laptops if possible. TMCS has a few laptops for use, call to reserve one before the class begins.

Basic Computers 1 and 2 will cover the basics of Windows; the proper procedure to start up and shut down your computer; open programs, use of keyboard and the mouse. In the second week, students will learn to enter information, save files, correct typing errors, insert & delete text plus computer “lingo” and “techy talk”.

The fee for residents is $26, $30 for non-residents. Classes will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to noon.

Resident joins Hobart staff

TROY — Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has added a Technical Training Instructor to their staff. Julius Blair will be teaching various continuing education courses within the technical department.

Julius says, “I have always been interested in welding. I started taking welding classes at a local vocational school right after high school.”

“The knowledge and skills I gained through my years of training opened many doors,” Julius continued. “I’m a 25 year member of the UA local 248 pipefitters out of Ashland, Kentucky and a longtime welding educator. I also spent several years inspecting in the industry.”

“I knew I was going to enjoy working at HIWT from my first day. The people are great and it is very much a team environment.”

“Julius brings a strong background to our technical training team and we are pleased that he chose to join our staff,” said Elmer Swank, HIWT SeniorTechnical Instructor.

Julius resides in the Tipp City, Ohio area.