In brief


Art festival participants sought

Applications from artists and parade participants for the 44th annual Englewood Art Festival, scheduled for Aug. 12-13, are being accepted by the Englewood Festival and Arts Commission. Parade applications will be accepted through July 21. Artists registration is June 1. Applications can be found on the city website, or by calling 937-836-5929.

Easter egg hunt coming

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Centennial Park on April 8. Children 7 and under are invited to bring baskets to the park for egg hunting, treats, prizes and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. The hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to arrive for line up by 10:15 a.m. There is no rain date. For questions, call 937-836-5929.


Easter egg hunt April 8

The annual Clayton Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 8 at Meadowbrook at Clayton. The hunt begins at 9 a.m. and participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to line up. Children up to age 8 are invited and asked to bring their own basket.

CONCORD TWP., Miami County

Fairgrounds sports new sign

The Miami County Agricultural Society unveiled the county fairgrounds’ new electronic events sign. The sign was paid for using a portion of a $50,000 grant the agricultural society received for fairgrounds improvements through the Ohio Department of Agriculture Capital Grant program.


City manager leaving

Piqua City Manager Gary Huff confirmed March 23 he would leave for a new job as manager in Ashland, Ky. Huff has been with the city since October 2011. He is a native of Fort Gay, W.Va., and said the Ashland job will allow him to return his home area.

Food safety course set

The Upper Valley Career Center will offer the food safety program ServSafe® developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. This program certifies staff and provides an overview of basic sanitation procedures from receiving food at the loading dock to serving customers. This course will be held April 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Roger Fulk at or 937-778-8419.


Blood drive April 8

Ginghamsburg Church will host a community blood drive April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.


Dog social April 9

The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly Dog Social on April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 Ohio 41, Troy, with special guests the Southern Ohio Flying K-9s. Register for the program on the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.