Area briefs



Board sets anniversary meeting, dinner

PIQUA – The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services will convene for its 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Dinner Oct. 17, at Edison State Community College in Piqua.

The Art of Recovery reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Myers-Vaccaro Art Gallery in East Hall. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater in North Hall. No business is expected to be transacted during the meeting.

The public is invited to attend both events. There is no charge for either the reception or the dinner, but registration is required, and seating is limited. For registration information, go online to, email Brad Reed at or call 335-7727, Ext. 209.

Featured guest speakers during the dinner are Dr. Mark Hurst, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Rusty Harden, a Tipp City artist who will demonstrate how art helps recovery.

The Art of Recovery gallery exhibit is open for public viewing during normal campus hours through Oct. 2.

Malarkey to speak

TROY — Koester Pavilion and SpringMeade Health Center, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, invite the community to join Dr. Robert Malarkey for his presentation titled “Balance & Old Age”. This free educational seminar will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Koester Pavilion.

Dr. Malarkey is an orthopedic surgeon with Premier Orthopedics. He is a board certified physician and sees patients in his Troy office. Dr. Malarkey earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Ohio Orthopaedic Society, and Ohio State Medical Association.

This is a free event and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are needed. To register, call Cindy Bowman at 440-7663.

Home school meeting set

COVINGTON — JR Clarke’s Director Cherie Roeth has planned a special evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 for all home schooling parents or anyone interested in what your public library can do for you, your children and your family.

The location will be the lower level Community Room.

The meeting will begin by briefly learning how JR Clarke Public Library can integrate different skills and subject areas through the resources the library offers. In addition, there will be a brainstorming session on what additional skills or activities parents would like their children to experience.

JR Clarke also has many free digital databases that can complement what is being taught at home. Also, various types of art, musical experiences, photography and STEAM will be discussed.

Sign-up in advance by contacting the library at 473-2226 or by coming into the library. If we know how many children will be present and their ages, JR Clarke will provide activities for them during the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Fall II classes to begin at YMCA

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be taking registrations for Fall II Session classes beginning Monday, Oct. 15 for members and Thursday, Oct. 18 for nonmembers. Classes will begin Monday, Oct. 22 and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth programs and much more.

The Y will be taking online registrations at its website To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes. Registrations will also still be accepted at the YMCA courtesy desks and over the phone. For more information, call Donn Craig at 440-9622 or visit