Community briefs

End of summer party for teens

WEST MILTON – It’s an End of Summer Extravaganza! All teens are welcome to join Teen Program Coordinator J.D. Woodward from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Milton-Union Public Library. The party will be held on the library front lawn and will include cornhole, super-size games and lots of fun.

The party is open to middle and high schoolers only. For more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

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.

Grant application deadline nears

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Aug. 31.

Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c)(3) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts.

Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012.

Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools and on-going humanitarian grant recipients are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The Foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.

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.

Immunization clinic opens new location

PIQUA — The Immunization Clinic provided by the Piqua Health Department and Upper Valley Medical Center opened this week in its new location at the Central Intermediate School, 807 Nicklin Ave., Piqua.

Clinic hours are Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 615-9302. Walk-ins are also welcome.

“Immunizations are the best method to help prevent childhood diseases,” said clinic coordinator Cathy Knouff. “We are pleased to be able to offer the clinic at our new location through the support of the Piqua Schools along with UVMC and the Piqua Health Department.”

“The clinic’s professional, caring nurses can give children the immunization shots they need to vaccinate them from major childhood diseases,” she added. Those include: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Diphtheria, Tetanus (Lock Jaw), Chicken Pox (Varicella), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Polio, Hepatitis A&B, Meningococcal Influenza Type B (Hib), Pneumococcal Conjugate, Rotavirus, Influenza, and Human Papilloma Virus (Guardasil).

A nominal fee is charged for immunizations at the clinic. No insurance other than Healthy Start is accepted. However, no one is ever refused for inability to pay.

Adult immunizations also are available, including Hepatitis A & B, Pneumonia, Influenza, and Adult Tetanus. For further information, please call 615-9302.