In brief


Council nixes fair plan

The Vandalia City Council rejected for the second time Feb. 9 a proposal to relocate the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to property off Webster Street near the county Animal Resource Center.


Chili cook-off ahead

The Tipp Monroe Optimist Club’s annual Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction fundraiser is scheduled March 4. Activities, including chili tasting and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in a new location, the Zion Lutheran Church at Third and Walnut streets. Entry fee for the chili cook-off is $10 for individuals and $25 for businesses. The entry to the event including the chili tasting is $5 per person. To donate for the auction or for questions, call 937-667-3051 or email

Stadium group needs helpers

The young Tipp Pride Association citizens group said Feb. 20 it needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks as it pursues its goal of raising more than $5 million for a proposed new stadium at City Park. More information on Tipp Pride Association is available at


Youth art fair March 4

The Englewood Festival and Arts Commission’s Youth Art Fair will be held March 4. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Government Center beginning at 11 a.m. The fair was open to students in prekindergarten through grade 12 living in the Northmont School District.


Hall of Fame tickets available

Tickets for the Huber Heights Performing Arts Hall of Fame performance showcase and inductions are available by visiting The showcase is scheduled March 10 and the inductions March 11 at Wayne High School Performing Arts Center.


Seasonal jobs available

The Meadowbrook at Clayton has seasonal job openings. Applications should be submitted to Lisa Brown at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Road. Prior golf experience preferred but not required. For more information, contact Bill Williams or Mark Goodwill at 937-836-6353.


Young masters featured

The annual Young Masters exhibit featuring artwork of local students will be featured at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center through April 2. Art teachers at Troy Christian Schools, St. Patrick Elementary School and the Troy City Schools select the work of students in grades K-12. The display will feature around 350 pieces.

License hikes approved

The Miami County commissioners voted Feb. 21 to increase county dog and kennel fees effective Dec. 1. The fees last were increased in 2014. The commission approved the following: a one-year dog license fee increase to $16 from $14; a three-year license fee of $48 from $42; and a permanent license hike to $160 from $140. The kennel license would go to $80 from $70.

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