Area briefs

5K Run Wild deadline nears

TROY — If you enjoy running or hiking the woodland trails, you’ll love Brukner Nature Center’s annual 5K Run Wild on Saturday, April 23. All proceeds benefit BNC’s wildlife programs

Each participant will receive a commemorative organic cotton T-shirt, homemade cookies, a visit with the center’s wildlife ambassadors and the opportunity to win some great eco-friendly door prizes.

The pre-registration fee of $20 for BNC members ($25 for non-members) must be postmarked by Friday, April 15 or dropped off by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17. This is a pre-registration-only event this year. So if you want to participate, you must get your registration form to us on time. Forms are available at the Interpretive Building, on the website at under Events & Programs, or email for a registration form to be sent to you. This year you can choose the no shirt option and save $5 on registration as well.

Pet memorials available

TIPP CITY — The city of Tipp City is currently accepting orders for pet memorial stones. These paver bricks will be installed in the Kyle Park Dog Park, but aren’t just for dogs. Stones can be purchased for cats, fish, snakes, rabbits, hamsters or any other beloved pet.

The tan bricks are 6-by-6 inches and are available for $20 per paver. Bricks may contain up to three lines of print, 20 characters per line, including spaces.

Applications are available at the Tipp City Government Center, Tipp Monroe Community Services or online at Checks are to be made payable to the City of Tipp City. Any questions on this program, call the Service Department at (937) 667-6305.

Edison collecting for Bethany Center

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) will be collecting clothing and non-perishable food donations for the Bethany Center in Piqua.

Those interested in donating clothing and non-perishable food items such as pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and canned meats are asked to deliver goods to the designated barrels around the Piqua or Darke County campus. Donations may be made through April 21.

The mission of the NSLS is to build leaders who make a better world. The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and communities where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

For more information, contact Kimberly Wall, NSLS adviser, by emailing

Underground presentation set

TROY — “The Underground Railroad” will be presented at the Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.

“The Underground Railroad’ was a system of safe houses and hiding places that helped fugitive slaves escape to freedom.

Presenter will be Patrick Kennedy, archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library Local History Library in Troy, and Troy Daily News columnist who writes “It Happened Years Ago.”

Spring sessions to begin

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be taking registrations for spring session classes beginning Monday, April 18 for members and Thursday, April 21 for nonmembers. Classes will begin Monday, April 25, and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth sports and more.

The Y will be taking online registrations at its website To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes. Registrations will also still be accepted at the desks and over the phone. For more information, call Donn Craig at 440-9622 or visit