In brief


Christmas tree sought

The city of Vandalia is searching for a 2017 Christmas season tree. The tree will be unveiled Dec. 3 at the holiday kickoff. A Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce or Green Spruce is sought for donation. The tree should be at least 20 feet tall and easy to remove from the donor’s yard. Anyone interested in offering a tree is asked to call Rudy Wells at 937-415-2345.

Meeting on retire-rehire set

The Vandalia City Council will hold a public meeting Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in council chambers in the Municipal Building, 333 James Bohanan Drive, to discuss the proposed retirement and retiring of Jon Crusey as city manager.


Nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Young Professional of the Year awards. A list of the past recipients, the nomination forms and additional information about the award criteria are available at or at the chamber, 12 S. Third St., Tipp City. The nominations deadline is Nov. 11. For more information call 937-667-8300 or

Show space available

Space still is available for the 49th Christmas Holiday Show set for Nov. 11 during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering.

The show features local artists with handmade items and is held in the basement of the Monroe Twp. Building in downtown Tipp City, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, contact Lilian Nichols at 937-667-2655 or Margie Anderson at 937-667-6281.


Teddy Bear Party Set

A Children’s Teddy Bear Party will be held Nov. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

There will be a teddy bear story time, a craft activity, games, singing and light refreshments. Children are invited to attend along with their favorite teddy bear.


City picking up leaves

The Clayton Service Department collects leaves from residential properties. Each property is guaranteed a minimum of two pickups. The schedule is tentative due to its dependence on weather conditions. To learn more visit


City has new website

The city of Huber Heights has a new website company working to modernize its website and make it more online friendly. For more information, visit


Holiday Open House coming

The annual Holiday Open House celebration will be held Nov. 25 at the Englewood Government Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music by the Englewood Civic Band beginning at 6:30. Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. Activities will continue until 8.

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