West Franklin Street closed on Oct. 28
TROY — The city of Troy will close West Franklin Street between South Oxford Street and South Short Street to traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and will reopen at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The road closure is due to a gas main replacement project with work being performed by Ritter Plumbing.
MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon Bridge winners for September include:
First — Jean Shaneyfelt and Arlene Ehlers
Second — Martha Crouse and Joyce Hoover
Third — Sandy Haack ad Ruth Treon
First — Doug and Arlene Ehlers
Second — Dick and Sandy Adams
Third — Chuck and Liz Curtis
First — Lou Holter and Judy Logan
Second — Sandy Haack and Sally Adams
Third — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko
First — Rita Hollenbacher
Second — Beth Earhart
Third — Sue Gagnon
First — Alice Schlemmer
Second — Mable Leytze
Third — Marge Burk
First — Bill and Mary Lynne Mouser
Second — Dr. Robert and Dave Weaver
First — Nancy Nims
Second — Suzie Walton
Third — Beth Earhart
First — Fran Bowsmans and Marsha Simpson
Second — Betty Hatfield and Pauline Tate
Third — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter
First — Cindy Wingert
Second — Ruth Treon
Third — Laury Braby
Millhouse receives degree
OXFORD — More than 500 Miami University students graduated in the summer term.
Allison Millhouse of Troy earned associate degree in arts.
Urban soils team competes at state
Recently four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the Ohio FFA State Urban Soils Judging Team. During the competition the contestants evaluated land for building houses with basements, septic systems construction and maintenance, building of local roads and driveways, and landscaping. Additionally, they took a written test and soil survey test.
The state contest was held in Ashland, north and east of Columbus. Competing from Miami East were Zach Kronenberger, Jessica Gillum, Kaitlyn Hawes, and Zach Kowalak. The team placed 38th in the state out of more than 50 schools. Highest individual from Miami East was Zach Kronenberger placing 66th.
Artino speaks to council
MIAMI COUNTY — Richard Artino, vice president of Spooner Risk Control Services in Westslake, addressed the Miami County Safety Council this month about “Responding to Fatal Accidents and Deaths in the Workplace.”
Artino shared that a well thought out plan is the best way to deal with these types of incidents. The response to a fatal accident or death includes several aspects, such as respecting the victim and their family; communication with family, employees and media; making sure the scene is safe and undisturbed; beginning investigation of the incident as soon as possible and taking many photographs. He suggested having a general meeting with employees to give them the same information as the media and providing grief counseling.
The Miami County Safety Council meets the second Thursday of each month. The cost of membership is $137 per year, which includes lunch for one at each of the 12 meetings. Go online to www.piquaareachamber.com for additional information.