Miami County news: Tipp City considering stadium options


District considering stadium options

The Tipp City schools haven’t abandoned exploration of options for the aging stadium located in City Park, schools Superintendent Gretta Kumpf told city and Monroe Twp. leaders during a meeting Tuesday.

The comments came during the quarterly Tri-Agency meeting of schools, township and city leaders to provide updates on projects/issues and discuss any joint projects/concerns.

A proposed bond issue for a stadium project was withdrawn by the board of education earlier this year following replacement of some members in the November election. The new school board seated in January said it wanted then to focus on a proposed new elementary school. A bond issue for the school was defeated in the March election.

Kumpf said the district has various options for the stadium and needs to continue a dialogue as it works to hire a new athletic director this summer. “That need isn’t going to go away,” Kumpf said of a stadium project. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Commissioners see tech for poll workers

The Miami County commissioners Tuesday were introduced to the new electronic poll books purchased recently for the county Board of Elections.

The poll books are a tablet for use by poll workers to check in voters on Election Day. They first will be used locally in the special congressional election Tuesday, June 7. Elections Director Bev Kendall and Deputy Director Eric Morgan set up a tablet for each commissioner to try out the system.

The county commission March 29 approved the purchase and agreed to pay upfront for the 100 Express Poll Tablets for $169,665. The county will be reimbursed by the state for $119,013. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER