Area briefs

Entrance ramp to close

TIPP CITY — On Oct. 25, ODOT will be closing the south bound entrance ramp at 8:30 a.m. from State Route 571 to I-75 to make repairs to asphalt at the top of the entrance ramp. The closure will be at Mile Marker 68 and the closure will be from 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25th until 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Contact the city of Tipp City at 667-6305 with any questions about this closure.

TROY — The Friends of the Troy- Miami County Public Library will sponsor their semi-annual fall book sale Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A members-only preview night will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. New memberships may be purchased at the door that evening or ahead of time at the library. The cost is $5 per individual and $9 for a family.

A great selection of books, puzzles, DVDs, special titles, and a large selection of old books are available with prices starting at 25 cents. Sunday is $1 per bag of books and all specials are half- price.

All proceeds will be used for the Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts, and special purchases for the library. For more information call (937) 339-0502 or go to

Fundraiser slated

TROY — Miami County Locally Grown will hold a public fundraiser at the Raise Your Brush painting studio in Troy at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. “Pumpkins” will be the featured painting that reflects the theme, “Locally Grown Foods.”

At 6 p.m., meet and greet local food growers , producers and customers who will be in attendance and familiarize yourself with local food by tasting free samples of local foods and beverages that will be offered at the event provided by the growers and producers.

A basket raffle will also be held during the event that will allow attendees to take home their own baskets of local goodies.

The cost to paint “Pumpkins” and to attend the fundraising event will be $35 per person. Those interested can register and pay online at:

The funds raised during the event will be used to support the growth of Miami County Locally Grown, a year-round, online farmers market serving Miami County and surrounding communities.

For more information, contact event chairperson, Karen Purke, at or (937) 216-0949.

YMCA offers class previews

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering free previews of its Fall II session classes, including:

Drums Alive: This class combines movement with the power of drumming. It’s a workout for the entire body as well as a powerful tool for stress reduction and mental balance. (6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19; 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22)

BARRE Connect: Participants will “connect” the components of ballet and dance technique, yoga postures, functional strength exercises and cardiovascular training in a fun, total body workout. (9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22)

Feel free to drop in and check out one or more of these classes, which are open to members and non-members.

Fall II session starts Oct. 24. Member registration starts Oct. 17, and non-member registration starts Oct. 20.

The YMCA is now offering a special sale rate — buy one, get one half off — during Fall II program registration. When you register for a program, you can register for a second program of equal or lesser value at half price.

For more information, call (937) 773-9622


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