Area briefs

Kasich appointments to state boards

COLUMBUS – Governor John R. Kasich recently announced the following appointments:

Dr. Alan D. Demmitt of Troy has been reappointed to the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for a term beginning Nov. 9, 2015, and ending Oct. 10, 2018.

Frank S. Quinn IV of Circleville has been appointed to the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board for a term beginning Nov. 9, 2015, and ending Jan. 14, 2017.

Kids’ program set at library

WEST MILTON – Join Milton-Union Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey for a celebration of thankfulness in the kids’ program “Pilgrims and Indians.” The fun and educational evening will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

Learn about the history of Thanksgiving in America, the Mayflower, Native Americans, Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock. Children and their caretakers will also be able to play games, win door prizes and enjoy some refreshments!

The program is available to kindergarten to fifth graders. No sign-up is required.

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

Specialists join Premier

TROY — Premier Health Specialists has announced the addition of Premier Gastroenterology Specialists — formerly Digestive Specialty Care Inc. — which has been serving the Troy and surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Premier Gastroenterology Specialists offers diagnosis and treatment for diseases and disorders in the GI tract and digestive system. The practice includes three physicians, Fayez Abboud, MD, Thomas Carrigan, MD, and Brian Gootzeit, MD, and two physician assistants, Jason Tippie, PA-C and Alison Barkman, PA-C. Premier Gastroenterology Specialists is located in the Upper Valley Medical Center’s Physician Office Building at 3130 N. County Road 25A, Suite 109, in Troy.

Lions, Leo clubs awarded

TROY — The Troy Lions Club and the Newton Leo Club recently recently shared an honor. The two community services organizations worked together on several projects and earned the “Leo-Lion Serving Together” banner patch award. The award was authorized by the Lions Club International Board of Directors to recognize activities supporting Leo-Lion collaboration. The Newton Leo Club is sponsored as a youth group of the local Lions Club. Together they have worked on a joint Strawberry Festival booth, joint convention meetings and joint social events.

“This award recognizes the efforts of our Leo Club members and the hard work they do with us to provide community service,” said Lions Club Secretary Sheryl Schlater .

Troy Lion and Leo Club Adviser Scott Davis added, “Although the Leos operate independently and provide services around the school and around Pleasant Hill, they help us as much as we help them. It is a really nice collaboration.”

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Piqua, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs. For more information see the Lions website at or call (937) 335-7345.