Area briefs


Memorial events being held

TROY — The city of Troy, Miami County Visitor Bureau, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, and more are projecting this weekend’s 9/11 memorial events will attract 10,000 visitors to the area, which includes the Miami Valley Veterans Museum at 2245 South County Road 25A.

It is suggested that large or small family groups who want to see the mobile “Tunnels to Towers” exhibit, sponsored by the Miami County Veterans Services in Troy, take the free shuttle from the Miami County Fairgrounds to downtown on any of the three days. For large groups, make sure you bring everyone’s ID that are in your party so you can pre-register them in your group for a day and time to go through the exhibit. The shuttles will bring you to the Miami Valley Veterans Museum for “Troops in Town Then & Now,” the “Hometown Heroes” event, or the “Tunnels to Towers” exhibit.

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum’s “Troops In Town, Then & Now” is all free to see inside and outside military vehicles from the Ohio Motor Pool. Re-enactors will guide everyone through US history including an original Higgins Boat, large landing craft familiar to movie fans of “Saving Private Ryan” and the mammoth battle known as “D-Day.”

Cornhole tournament planned

PIQUA — This Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 4 p.m., the Piqua Braves 12U baseball team is hosting a cornhole tournament. This event will take place in the parking lot behind 401 N. Main St. There is a 12 and under division and a 13 and over division. Cost is $40 per team or $30 per team if they bring cornhole boards and bags. All funds received go directly to the 12U baseball team’s 2022 season tournament entry fees.

Troy Porchfest returns

TROY — The Troy, Ohio PorchFest returns Saturday, Sept. 11, starting at 11 a.m. At the opening of the Porchefst, the dynamic marching band T.R.S.S. Drum Corps will perform.

The Artisan Tent Village will then open at noon on Oxford Street between the Hayner and the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Over 20 artisan and non-profit vendors will be arranged down Oxford Street. Food trucks and vendors will also be available. Find menus and more at .

The concerts begin at 1 p.m. in the footprint of the Southwest Historic District. There will be 40 bands playing 40 concerts on 40 porches during this festival. Each hour, seven new concerts will begin on seven new porches. This festival features a wide diversity of music with country, Salsa, rock, polka, chamber, rap, folk and everything in between.

You can get the festival brochure at and select your favorite bands. You will have to plot your strategy because you will never be able to see all the concerts. Bring a friend, grab some lunch and take off walking the lovely Southwest Historic District.

Take part in the Sunshine Club

TROY — Would you like to help the Troy-Miami County Public Library spread a little sunshine to the community every month? Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library on Monday, Sept. 13, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. to make dog toys for His Hand Extended Sanctuary. Please bring old t-shirts to make braided tug toys. In addition, they will be accepting donations through the whole month of September at the library to deliver to the Sanctuary. Possible suggestions include canned cat food, cat litter, dog food, cleaning supplies, bleach, paper towels, and blankets. No registration is required, and all ages are welcome.

The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio. For more information, call the library at 937-339-0502 ext. 123 or visit is website at

Teen crafters invited

TROY — Hey teens, join the Troy-Miami County Public Library one Tuesday a month for creative fun at the Troy-Miami County Public Library! On Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m., the library will be doing Bleach Tie Dye in the park behind the library. Bring in an old, dark-colored shirt and learn how to use bleach to transform it into a cool new tie-dyed shirt! Registration is required and available at Additional sessions with different crafts are scheduled for Oct. 5 (Zombie Stitches) and Nov. 2 (Faux Stained Glass).

Pancake Day planned

PIQUA — Piqua Kiwanis Club’s annual Pancake Day will be held Saturday, September 18, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Upper Valley Career Center. Tickets are $7 for all –you-can-eat pancakes along with sausage, applesauce and a drink of your choice. Tickets for children 10 and under are $3. All proceeds benefit the youth in Piqua. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member or at the door. For tickets or more information e-mail [email protected].

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