Miami County news: Officials to discuss electronic poll books


Huffman says he’ll run for re-election

State Rep. Stephen Huffman, R-Tipp City, is going for another term in 2016.

Huffman represents the 80th District, which includes all of Miami and southern Darke County.

“I have greatly enjoyed the first term in office. We have lowered taxes, passed education reform and reduced government regulations,” he said Monday. “I look forward to being re-elected to continue to work on the Ohio House 2020 plan and the four pillars of health care, education, energy and competitiveness.’

A 1983 graduate of Milton-Union High School, Huffman attended the University of Toledo on a football scholarship. He then earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo, School of Medicine).

He was elected Miami County coroner in 2012. STAFF REPORT


Officials to discuss electronic poll books

Miami County elections administrators will meet next week with the county commissioners to discuss the elections board’s purchase of electronic poll books.

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, was requested by the commissioners. The elections board was told at its Nov. 13 meeting that the price of the poll books selected has increased by about $19,000, but also now includes three years’ licensing.

Board member Robert Huffman Jr. asked elections administrators to talk with other counties already using the poll books to learn about pros and cons and ensure there is adequate training. The Miami County board is looking at using the poll books at the March primary election. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Tickets available this week for Holiday Cabaret

The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will host a Holiday Cabaret featuring the Lima Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the grand ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza

Tickets are $30 each for reserved seating and $20 for non-reserved seating. Tickets will be available for Friends members Friday, Nov.20, and for the public Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The remaining tickets will be sold at Readmore Hallmark on Main Street in Piqua. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Holiday ornament recognizes Aerovent Fan

Piqua’s industrial heritage will continue to be honored by Mainstreet Piqua with the ninth Made in Piqua holiday ornament. This year’s ornament recognizes the Aerovent Fan Company and depicts a side view of the building on Aerovent Drive. The brass ornaments are packaged in boxes specially produced by the Piqua Paper Box Co.

The ornaments are $12 each.

The ornaments are available at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St., as well as Readmore Hallmark, Apple Tree Gallery and Tapestry Angel. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Hayner Gift Gallery event is Saturday

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host its fifth annual “Hayner Gift Gallery” event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hayner Center, 301 W. Main St.

A number of artists and vendors will have items for sale.

For more information, call 937-339-0457. STAFF REPORT