Area briefs


Spring Break Day Camp planned

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Spring Break Day Camp Program for first through sixth graders (kindergarteners with older siblings attending may be able to attend by first contacting Jaime Hull).

Camp will run at the Piqua and Robinson branches on March 25 and 28, and at the Robinson branch March 29-31 and April 1 with participants able to enroll in any of the days they choose. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 4 p.m.

Each day has a special activity planned such as playing at Jumpy’s, watching a movie in Huber Heights, roller skating in Vandalia, visiting Boonshoft Museum, putt-putting at Young’s Dairy, or bowling at Troy Bowl, along with swimming and gym games. Fliers with the daily schedule are available at schools and at the YMCA branches.

Register at either branch or over the phone at the Robinson branch at 440-9622 and Piqua branch at 773-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Bender sworn in as president

TROY — Succession planning is a key success factor for Rotary clubs, and the Troy organization is no exception. Richard Bender, currently president-elect for Troy Rotary, was sworn in as the club’s 2016-17 president during the annual All Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar in Columbus the weekend of March 11-12.

The program provides a venue to join fellow club and district leaders, exchange ideas and prepare to take action during their year as club president. Bender will begin serving as Troy Rotary Club’s president on July 1 when Andrew Johnston’s term ends. Johnston has been the club’s 2015-16 president.

The All Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a training session for the five Rotary Districts in Ohio. It serves all of Ohio’s more than 250 Rotary clubs throughout Districts 6600, 6630, 6650, 6670 and 6690. The Troy club sits in District 6670 that consists of 52 Rotary clubs and more than 3,100 members. It is situated in the southwestern sector of Ohio and encompasses over 12,000 square miles. Clubs range in size from 355 members in the Cincinnati club to 11 members in the Blanchester club. To learn more about programs and opportunities available in Rotary District 6670, visit

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UVCC names students of month

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Student Services Director, Matt Meyer, released the names of the career center’s high school Students-of-the-Month for February.

According to Meyer, students are named for the honor to recognize extra effort, leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service.

The Miami County recipients for February are: Bradford: Chase Browning, Katrina Hudelson; Covington: Austin Brown, Ryan Hembree, Kristen Meyer; Newton: Cierra Deeter: Piqua: Casie Cruea, Nathan Hampton, Veronnika Hardin, Rachel LaMarr, Jacob North, Jared Pennington, Madeline Ponchillia, Chris Rue; Tipp City: Jacob Mingus; Troy: Isaiah Fitch, Haley Gray, Mariah Kolker, Amonni Palmer, Miranda Storms.



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