Area briefs


Board meeting set

TROY — The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) will holding its next board meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 via Zoom. If you wish to attend or ask about the items on the agenda, contact (937) 335-7921.

Prayer vigil planned

TROY — A prayer vigil to end abortion will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 St. Patrick’s Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy.

The event is being sponsored by Miami County Right to Life.

Davis tapped as president

LOSTCREEK TOWNSHIP — The Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees held an organizational meeting on Jan. 7.

Darrell Davis was elected president and Sam Buchman as vice president. Walter Pemberton is the township fiscal officer.

The regular meetings for Lostcreek Township will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Special meeting notices will be posted at township building in Casstown.

The annual financial report has been completed and is available for review at the township building in Casstown by contacting the fiscal officer.

Trail adventure continues

TROY — Take a hike on the Brukner Nature Center trails this January and search for three owl cutouts that will be watching over the forest.

Over the winter, owls are covered from head to toe with warm insulating feathers making January a great time to find a mate and begin the nesting process.

Be sure to bring along your smartphone to learn more about the owls and take a picture with them that you can email to [email protected]. You may even see your photo on the center’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Valentine’s decorating contest offered

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS) is offering its first TMCS Valentine’s Door/Porch Decorating Contest. There are only three steps to participate. Decorate your front porch or your door; register on the TMCS website ( and then email a picture to [email protected] by Feb. 14. One home will be awarded first prize and all entries will go into a drawing for a gift basket.

TMCS is continuing to adjust programs to meet COVID-19 restrictions.

According to the program coordinator Katie Sonnanstine, “TMCS is constantly trying to come up with new ideas that will meet the changing needs of the community”.

TMCS will be mailing out its winter/spring activities calendar at the end of January. It will be filled with youth and adult recreation and education programs.

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