Area briefs

Beautification winners named

TROY — The Troy City Beautification awards for July 2016 have been announced.

• Green Thumb

205 W. Dakota — Rocki and Tonia Emerick

12 W. Ross Road

766 Governors Drive — Ruth and Richard Smith

2900 Parkwood Drive — Al and Jan Mescher

506 Drury Lane — Tanna Poston

2650 Meadow Point — Jane and Will Witten

2450 Lupine Court — Barbara Walton

820 Cayenne Court — Nancy and Nelson Frantz

603 Rosecrest Drive — Doug and Mary Lange

860 Maplecrest Drive

• Merit

17 E. Water St. — Julie and Jeremy Carter.

Pesticide removal offered

TROY — The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

Pesticide collections are sponsored by the department in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at (614) 728-6987.

Diabetes class to begin

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA is currently enrolling participants for an eight-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants to establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for 6 months after participants graduate. The class will be held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 2 at the YMCA’s Piqua Branch, 223 W. High St. This program is possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Heather Sever at the Miami County YMCA at 773-9622 or


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