Area briefs

Walking tour planned

PIQUA — Piqua’s neighborhoods were once dotted with corner grocery stores and retail establishments with deep roots in their area. A walking tour from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, will focus on how these businesses impacted their neighborhoods and contributed to the quality of life and social structure of the areas they served. Led by Piqua historian Jim Oda, the tour will begin at Wood and South Downing streets.

Tickets for the tour are $5 and can be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library. Call Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355 for additional information.

Edison to host comedy group

PIQUA — Edison State Community College brings Good Ole Boy Comedy to the Piqua campus on Friday, April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side–splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge.

Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a diverse blend of comedic styling from five hard-working, up-and-coming comedians. The Good Ole Boy Comedy group includes local members, Lucas “Freakin” Williams, Jeff Bartlett, Thomas Gurrn, Darron Docie, and Tim Lucas who have been putting on hilarious shows across Ohio for the last six years.

The event will be held in the Robinson Theater. Seating for the event is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. The comedy style is not abnormally over-the-top, but does at times discuss adult situations. For more information, contact Nate Cole by emailing or calling (937) 381-1555.

Open enrollment accepted

PLEASANT HILL — Newton Local School Board of Education board policy allows enrollment to the Newton School district from any district in the state of Ohio.

The application for inter-district open enrollment should be submitted on the district’s Open Enrollment form no later than May 31. Application forms can be obtained by calling (937) 676-2002 or on the internet at:

Newton to stage mock crash

PLEASANT HILL — Newton High School will be hosting a mock crash on Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. The juniors and seniors will be participating in and observing the mock crash in order to reinforce safety while driving. There will be emergency personnel, emergency vehicles, and care flight at the school during the mock crash.

As high schools prepare to hold their Proms, the safety of students driving is always a concern. Newton’s prom is scheduled for Saturday, April 16.


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