Troy sees increased interest in digital academy

Interest in the Troy City Schools digital academy being prepared to start in September increased after Gov. Mike DeWine announced Aug. 4 that students in all grades would be required to wear face masks at school. Previously, masks were not going to be required for children until fourth grade.

The Troy schools had closed registration for the digital academy - an option offered this fall due to COVID-19 - but decided to reopen registration after the announcement, Superintendent Chris Piper told the board of education in a weekly report.

The number of students registered grew during the week from 728 when registration was closed to 927 as of late Friday, Aug. 7.

School administrators planned to meet again Monday to revise plans and begin making staff adjustments to accommodate the change, Piper said. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Seed packets can be turned into extension office

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is asking anyone who received unsolicited seed packets in the mail to drop them off at the Ohio State University Extension Miami County office at the Hobart Center for County Government, 510 W. Water St.

The office is located on the building's second floor. A drop box is located outside the door. Those leaving the seeds are asked to leave them in the original packaging, if possible.

Anyone with questions is asked to email

By collecting the seed packets, OSU Extension and the ODA hope to identify the source of the seeds, Bennett said.

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