Area briefs

5K run upcoming

COVINGTON — Covington Outreach Association (COA) will be sponsoring its Ninth annual 5K Run/Walk “By the River” to be held at 8 a.m. July 16.

All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt on the day of the event. The pre-registration entry fee is $15 (including a T-shirt) through July 5. On-site same day registration will be $20 (with no T-shirt provided) on the morning of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

The 5K Run/Walk will begin near The Stillwater Community Church, 7900 W. Sugar Grove, Covington, (the intersection of Sugar Grove and Owens Road.) Parking will be available at and near the church. Please plan to join us for this a “bit more challenging” and scenic race under the trees by the Stillwater River. Registration forms are available by e-mailing or by calling (937) 473-2415. All proceeds support the outreach ministries of Covington Outreach Association (COA).

Senior program planned

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Public Library is helping to dispel fear and give educated choices for the senior generation with “55 MPH Plus: Steer Yourself in the Right Direction.” This is the latest session in Milton-Union Public Library’s Lunch and Learn series. It will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

A panel of experts from Medicare insurance, home senior care, and retirement and nursing homes will be ready to share their knowledge and answer questions on a myriad of topics. The goal is to start a dialogue that will continue into the fall with more in-depth seminars on specific topics requested, all on issues concerning seniors and their loved ones.

The program is free. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch; beverages are provided.

For more information, call (937) 698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Dine to donate set

COLUMBUS — Ohio youth and agricultural education will be the beneficiaries of Ohio Farm Bureau and Friends Days at Bob Evans Restaurants, May 16-17. Fifteen percent of sales from any of Bob Evans’ Ohio restaurants will be donated to the Ohio FFA Foundation, Ohio 4-H Foundation and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. It is expected to be the largest community fundraiser in the history of Bob Evans Restaurants.

Patrons must present a printed community fundraiser flier upon checkout. The flier is available from local 4-H, FFA and county farm bureaus, can be downloaded and printed from or can be found in recent issues of farm bureau’s publications Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News. The fundraising opportunity applies to dine-in and carryout meals, gift cards and other merchandise. Bob Evans has 194 Ohio restaurants in 69 counties.

For more information or to print a flyer visit


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