Lodge begins campaign
MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 58 has contracted with TNT Promotions, 251 Mulberry St., Troy, to conduct its annual fund raising campaign for the lodge.
TNT Promotions is the only fund raising vendor associated with local law enforcement and they are not involved with any other campaigns within Miami County.
The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 58 is comprised of all law enforcement agencies in Miami County. Telephone solicitations generated by TNT Promotions solely supports efforts of local law enforcement to give back to the communities they serve.
For questions of concerns, call Miami County FOP President Billie Ray at (937) 603-2365.
Safety council holds fair
PIQUA — The Miami County Safety Council covered several safety-related work topics in a safety fair on June 11.
The event drew an attendance of 72 people from Miami and surrounding counties.
City of Piqua Police Department Deputy Chief Marty Grove and Lynne Gump, executive director of the Northern Miami Valley, Ohio Chapter of the American Red Cross, began the seminar by covering “Violent Intruder” training and “Citizen’s CPR.” Gump instructed participants with a compression only CPR class, which is effective in caring for a person with no signs of life when a rescuer is unable, untrained or unwilling to perform full CPR.
Grove shared important steps to take in the event of an active shooter or armed intruder that enters a place of business or home. The “Run-Hide-Fight” scenario provides individuals with the tools to react to an emergency situation.
Greg Meyer, president of Midwest Industrial and Sarah Towning, vice president of Wellness Collective, continued the training with information on “Forklift Safety” and “Sitting is the New Smoking.” Meyer spoke about operating forklifts in a safe manner and shared information regarding daily inspections and coaching forklift operators. Towning shared information about the significant health consequences for people who spend most of their lives sitting. She discussed new research findings regarding current behavioral trends and strategies to reduce sedentary time as well as methods to incorporate light activity into your workday.
The fair was concluded with keynote speaker Brock Heath of Troy. Heath spoke about his personal story and passion he shares for helping others to overcome physical and mental barriers that veterans face upon returning home or work following military deployments. He shared methods to identify signs to help others to make the transition to civilian life. Heath is an author of “How to Succeed in the Civilian World, for Military Veterans” and owner of Gauntlet development.
The Miami County Safety Council offers many topics of interest for local businesses and industries pertaining to health and safety issues. The organization meets once a month on the second Thursday of the month. Membership can be applied for through the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
Go online to www.piquaareachamber.com for more information.
‘Joseph’ coming to M-U library
WEST MILTON — “Joseph” is coming back to the Milton-Union Public Library as part of its Summer Reading Program for a night of stories and songs at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18.
Joseph Helfrich is a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller. He can play the guitar, banjo, mandolin, recorder and mountain dulcimer, and has been performing for more than 25 years. He says he always puts a healthy dose of humor in his shows along with a wide musical selection.
In addition to entertaining, Joseph has taught general music and guitar classes at several schools and given seminars on communication techniques.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from Bluffton College. Helfrich hails from Darke County, where he lives with his wife Tonya and daughters Amanda and Alison.
For more information about this or other summer reading programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org. Milton-Union’s Summer Reading Program has special programs and prizes for adults, teens, kids, tiny tots and inspirational book readers and goes until July 31. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.