Area briefs


Carry-out meals offered

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 continues offer carry-out meals.

On Wednesday, May 13 they will offer meatloaf sandwiches with chips and a pickle will be offered from 5-7 p.m.

On Thursday, May 14 the legion will offer a choice of brat or Polish sausage with pasta salad or chips and a pickle beginning at 5 p.m. and will cost $5.

On Sunday, May 17 breakfast will be available from 9-11 a.m. and the menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, bacon and/or sausage and a pancake. Free delivery is available in Tipp City for the breakfast.

Call (937) 667-1995 to order any of the meals.

Nonprofit teleconference set

TROY — The Miami County Continuum of Care will hold a teleconference at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 to discuss the local non-profit response to the COVID-19 virus in Miami County. Non-profit leaders will discuss how the COVID-19 virus has had an impact on front-line service delivery provided by these non-profits as well as discussing ways local individuals can help support these non-profit organizations in their community.

Participants are encouraged to call (605) 475-4786 and enter the passcode 605443.

For more information, contact William Lutz, chairman of the Planning Committee of the Miami County Continuum of Care, at 937.524.6633 or send an email to [email protected].

Road to close

TROY — East West Street from South Market Street to South Mulberry Street will be closed for a catch basin replacement from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14.

Flower garden class set

MIAMI COUNTY — A virtual Zoom class, Creating a Cut Flower Garden, will be offred at 10 a.m. May 21. There is no charge for the class.

Join Jacqueline Kowalski and Sabrina Schirtzinger as they cover site selection, tackling weeds, and soil testing. Presenters will also cover what to plant, succession planting, offer flower support, and proper cutting tips.

To register, visit or email at [email protected].

Scholarship available

MIAMI COUNTY — Students who are about to begin their third year of Law School may apply for the $3,500 Law Student Assistance Scholarship until May 28. The online application is found at, the Community Foundation of Shelby County website.

The scholarship is available to law students who currently reside or were residents at the time of their high school graduation in any of the following Ohio counties: Auglaize, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami or Shelby.

Applicants will need to provide their grade transcript, FAFSA information, and community and school service lists. They will also need to gather letters of recommendation. Interested applicants are encouraged to start the application as soon as possible.

Charger raffle raises over $13K

PIQUA — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charger Athletic Reverse Raffle event was converted to a remote drawing, replacing the traditional in-person event. And while the raffle looked much different this year, one fact remained evident: Charger fans’ unwavering support of Edison State Community College athletics.

This year, the event raised $13,900 through ticket sales alone. More than $12,000 in prize money was awarded to winning ticket holders, including the $10,000 grand prize winner, Douglas Martin of Anna.

“The money we raise through this event helps to offset many of the costs that our athletic teams incur throughout the year. It also provides a lot of opportunities that our student-athletes may not normally have, such as traveling to and participating in post-season tournaments,” said Nate Cole, Edison State Athletic Director.

Originally known as the Charger 300, the Charger Athletics Reverse Raffle began in 2010 to provide funding for postseason play and to offset expenses beyond the Edison State Athletics budget. The need for an annual fundraiser for the athletic department grew from the postseason success of Charger teams winning National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XII titles, District G titles, and moving on to compete at the NJCAA Division III Final Four.

Over the past seven years, $122,690.27 has been used to purchase team uniforms and equipment, provide team facility upgrades, and cover expenses associated with postseason play.

“This event has become more and more popular each year and this year was no exception, even with COVID-19. We had a tremendous outpouring of support from people in the community and right here at Edison State and we can’t thank them enough for making the event successful,” said Cole.

Edison State’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball teams compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and are Division II members of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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