In brief


Oktoberfest on way

The Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest will be held Sept. 8 and 9 at the Vandalia Sports Complex. Hours will be 5 p.m. to midnight sept. 8 and noon to midnight Sept. 9. Admission is $4.


Survey being done

PLAN Clayton still is gathering input from the community. A survey is available online at the city website, or printed copies can be obtained at the City Administration Office, 6996 Taywood Road. A survey also can be requested from or 937-836-3500.


Development program set

A presentation on Community and Economic Development and First Tier Suburbs will be made Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Huber Heights City Hall, council chambers, 6131 Taylorsville Road. For more information, contact Richard Shaw at


Optimist Club celebrates

The Troy Noon Optimist Club will celebrate 60 years of service to the Troy community with a gathering for past and present club members Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hobart Arena Bravo Room. Past members are asked to contact Julie McGillvary at 937-552-7887 or to provide updated contact information. The cost is $15 per person for a dinner buffet. Tickets also are available from McGillvary.

Fundraiser brewin’ in Troy

The Troy-Miami County Public Library will host the “Brewin’ for Books” fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to closing. Activities will include craft beer tasting and an option to create a special Ohio art project. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Miami County’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.


Firm to design tower

The Tipp City council agreed Aug. 21, to hire a Columbus firm to design a new water tower to be built near the city service center. EMH&T was hired for $128,035. The design will be complete by the first of the year.

Winter wear sought

New and gently used coats are being collected by Tipp Monroe Community Services for distribution to those in need. Coats are accepted at Community Services, 3 E. Main St., for all ages, although children’s coats are especially needed. Items donated should be clean and ready to wear. Also being collected are hats, gloves, thermal wear, snowsuits and boots. Cash donations also are accepted.


Knitting project Sept. 7

A knitting activity for items to donate to cancer patients at UVMC will be held at the YWCA Piqua on Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Those helping with this project are asked to bring their own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks. For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne Street or call 937-773-6626.

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