Troy Main Street plans Black History, Culture Walk First Friday

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TROY — Troy Main Street will host the second annual First Friday Black History and Culture Walk on Friday, Feb 3, offering free educational activities and entertainment from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Troy.

Troy Aquatic Center seeks lifeguards for 2023 season

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TROY — The Troy Aquatic Center is now hiring lifeguards for the 2023 pool season.

New officer joins Troy PD

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TROY — A new officer has joined the ranks of the Troy Police Department.

Piqua man dies in Mercer Co. crash

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CELINA — A Piqua man lost his life in a fatal crash Wednesday morning in Mercer County.

The Caroline holds 15th anniversary celebration

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TROY — The Caroline celebrated its 15th anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 31, by hosting an open house featuring a special ceremony honoring longtime employees Executive Chef Russ Emerick and Server/Manager Chelsea Henry.

Local authors/decorated veteran speak at museum

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Vietnam veteran James E. (Jim) Miller, seated, smiles as his son, James P. Miller outlines some of the challenges they encountered in writing/publishing a book about the elder Miller’s distinguished service to our country while serving as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. The book, “Warrior Two Six - A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’s Story” was initially planned as a birthday gift for his dad, and has since become a popular read. The Millers were guest speakers at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and drew a capacity crowd.

18+ three-day watercolor class with local artist

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TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering a 3-day watercolor painting class for beginners ages 18 and older on Feb. 9, 16, and 23, from 6-8 p.m. Participants will complete three paintings while learning about materials and techniques used in watercolor painting. Each session will have unique subjects and styles. The cost of the 3-day class is $50 for residents and $52 for non-residents. All supplies are provided.

Learn the art of macramé with Destinee Javier

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TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS) is offering a macramé class on Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. The class will be held at Fearless Finds located at 3979 S. Tipp Cowelsville Road and taught by owner, Destinee Javier. The cost to attend is $40 for residents of Tipp City and Monroe Township and $42 for non-residents. To register for this class, visit the TMCS website: www.tmcomservices.org.

Barnes selected as FFA Member of the Month

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CASSTOWN — The February 2023 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Haley Barnes. She is the daughter of Jacob and Melissa Barnes of Troy. Barnes is a sophomore and second-year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.

Heart healthy practices from Mercy Health

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SPRINGFIELD — February is American Heart Month and Mercy Health knows that staying active is one of the best ways to prevent cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of both men and women.