In brief


Food drive ahead

The Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry will hold its annual drive Oct. 14-15. Volunteers will go door to door Oct. 14 dropping off shopping bags for people to fill with food item donations. Those wanting to donate should leave the bag on their front porch Oct. 15. Donations also can be left Oct. 15-21 at Fire Station 1, 8705 Peters Pike, or the Recreation Center.


Fire house open

The Troy Fire Department will hold an open house in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week at Fire Station 2, 1528 N. Market St., on Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m. Information and displays, including the inflatable fire safety house, will be available. Light refreshments will be provided.

House tour set

The 27th Tour of Troy Homes sponsored by the Museum of Troy History will be held Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m. It will include four homes in the Southwest Historic District. Tickets at $10.

Clean-up set

Those with wreaths, decorations and other items left on the cemetery grounds at Troy’s Riverside Cemetery and Rosehill Cemetery are asked to remove them by Oct. 15 to help prepare for the annual fall cleanup. New permitted cemetery decorations can then be placed beginning Nov. 15, according to the city.


Garage sales on way

The second Community-wide Garage sale will be Oct. 12-15. A sign-up sheet for those interested in participating is available at City Hall. The list will be distributed to shoppers in person and online. Names and phone numbers will not be published. For more information, call 937-223-1423 weekdays or email

Miami County

Operation coverup underway

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Sunset Cleaners are accepting children’s coats in good condition for distribution to needy children in the county. The Operation Cover-Up program is being offered for its 27th year. Coats will be accepted at the Troy, Piqua and West Milton Sunset Cleaners and at the Sheriff’s Office. Deadline for coat donations will be Oct. 23. For questions, call 937-440-6078.


Weight room updated

The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education voted Sept. 25 to approve the purchase of new weight room equipment for Tippecanoe High School. JD Foust, high school athletic director, told the board existing equipment was around 30 years old and outdated. An update was needed because of safety and space concerns, he said.

The board agreed to purchase the equipment from the Equipment Guys for $24,770.


Beggar’s Night coming

Englewood’s Beggar’s Night (Trick-or-Treat) will be held Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

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