Miami County news: Troy schools bill state about $4.4 million


Schools bill state for funding diverted to charter schools

The Troy City Schools Board of Education joined other school districts from across the state in billing the Ohio Department of Education for funding it says has been diverted from the district to charter schools since 2002. The invoice from Troy is for $4.419 million, district Treasurer Jeff Price said.

The board of education approved the action during its Monday, Nov. 16, monthly meeting.

“I think the big issue is there is no accountability for the charter schools,” board President Doug Trostle said.

Sending the bill to the education department “is our small way of trying to draw some attention” to what the board considers a big issue, he said. 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


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