Area briefs

Roads to close

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami-Shelby Road will be closed Tuesday through Wednesday approximately 1,975 feet east of Reece Road.

Dayton-Brandt Road will be closed Tuesday through Wednesday approximately 0.25 miles north of Reece Road.

Both are for culvert replacements.

In Tipp City, First Street from Broadway to South Street will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 to approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 due to equipment removal at Tipp Top Canning.

Sheriff’s office lobby open

TROY — The lobby entrance to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office is once again open to the public. The lobby entrance, accessible on the plaza side of the Safety Building had been closed for several weeks while plaza construction was taking place.

The back entrance to the sheriff’s office will no longer be accessible to the public with the re-opening of the front lobby door.

City parks open

TROY — Playgrounds, tennis courts, and pickleball courts at Troy City parks were re-opened during the weekend. Joe Reardon Skatepark is also open.

Park shelters are open on a first come, first serve basis, and are not available for reservation. Park restrooms are still closed at this time. Basketball courts will also remain closed. These decisions were made with approval of the Miami County Public Health District and the park superintendent.

Residents are asked to continue to practice social distancing while using our parks, and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Virtual Wild Art for Kids to benefit BNC

TROY — Brukner Nature Center will offer an online Wild Art of Kids event from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 3.

Children will connect remotely on “Zoom” to paint a portrait of ants carrying a watermelon on a 12-inch-by-12-inch canvas. Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide the kids as they paint. This opportunity is $25 per child, (kindergarten through eighth grade) and includes all materials, which will need to be picked up at Brukner Nature Center from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. All kits will contain your child’s pre-drawn canvas, paints, apron, plate, and printed instructions to join the online class using Zoom.

To register, email to reserve your child’s spot. For payment, visit and click on the “Donate” tab on the bottom left of the screen. This will allow you to pay through Paypal or with a credit card — please mention “Wild Art” in the “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” dialogue box. Deadline for registration and payment is 5 p.m. Monday, June 1. Don’t forget to prepare ahead by gathering the following supplies: phone, laptop, table, or iPad that can connect to the internet (camera/mic is preferable), a set of brushes (3/4-inch flat, 3/8-inch flat, No. 6 round — Walmart’s Apple Barrel Easy Grip Assorted Brush Set, but any similar size brushes will work.), plastic jar or container for brush cleaning, plastic table cover or newspaper to protect work surface, and a favorite cookies and drink for after-painting snack.