Miami County news: Needy Basket program under way


Applications being accepted for Christmas baskets

The Needy Basket program will hold its Christmas Baskets project for the 69th year. Applications from residents in Tipp City, Monroe Twp. and Bethel Twp. are being accepted through Dec. 1.

Applications are available at, by calling 937-667-1977 or at the program headquarters, 330A S.Fifth St.

Families qualifying will receive a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, toys for young children, gift certificates for older children and clothing vouchers from the Clothesline for the entire family.

Food and toy collection barrels, along with money donation canisters, will be located in local businesses during the holiday season. Volunteer drivers and vehicle also will be needed for Dec. 19 deliveries. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Planners on board with subdivision expansion

Troy’s Planning Commission voted Wednesday to approve the preliminary plan for extending the Nottingham subdivision on the city’s north side by more than 25 acres, contingent on the city Park Board agreeing to accept fees in lieu of park land or open space.

The property is bordered on the east of Piqua-Troy Road and was rezoned from agricultural-residential to single-family residential earlier this year.

The 25 acres is proposed for development in two phases with a total 51 building lots ranging in size from 12,040 square feet to 25,530 square feet. The development will provide the desired second access to the Nottingham neighborhood, Tim Davis of the city planning office staff said.

Commission member Patrick Titterington, who also is city service and safety director, abstained from the vote. He said he lived in the neighborhood. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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