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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.