Area briefs



Apple Grant opportunity for teachers

TROY — The Troy Foundation has announced the Apple Grant opportunity for teachers in the Troy City School District, St. Patrick School and Troy Christian Schools grades K-12, to assist them in enhancing the educational experience of their students for the next school year.

Apple Grant applications are accepted one-time each year, with the deadline this year of May 23rd by 4p.m. The request can be for up to $1,000 (the total project budget can’t exceed $1,000). The Apple Grant was established to help teachers to add to their everyday curriculum by adding programs, supplies or a field trip to their classrooms. For more information on the Apple Grant process and application please visit and click Apple Grant Info in the blue box on the home page, or feel free to call Lisa Reynolds at (937)339-8935 if you have any questions.

Author to visit library

WEST MILTON — Author Jacqueline T. Moore is back with a new book and a new writing workshop. Join her at the Milton-Union Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Moore will give a book reading, book signing, and work with burgeoning writers in “The Power of Dialogue: An Introduction to Writing Conversations.”

Learn the importance of the acronym LELES (Listen, Edit, Leak, Energize, Skip) when writing dialogue and practice with special prompts. The spunky grandma will be reading and using portions of her new novel “The Checkerboard,” a sequel to “The Canary.” “The Checkerboard” continues the story of resourceful Myra Gallaway, her new husband CB, and Black Jack and his new red-headed wife Marguerite. The men show that, against all odds, a mixed ship sails well. The wives band together in the house in LaPorte to prove the same to their new neighborhood. All seems to go as expected until that crazy gypsy, Lulah Marie, shows up and practically sets the house on fire. Add in a rebellious teenager, a drunken sailor and a momentous voyage, and you’ve got another adventure with the good folks of Galveston Island.

Moore lives in Englewood now, but grew up in East Dayton where she graduated from Dayton Public Schools. She taught both elementary and college language and reading for a total of 41 years before she retired.

“The Checkerboard” is already receiving rave reviews and landed in the top 50 for Amazon’s Kindle African-American historical list bestsellers. For more information about Moore, visit To contact the library, call (937) 698-5515. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Cruise-in added to celebration

PLEASANT HILL — A cruise-in will be part of Pleasant Hill’s upcoming Sesquicentennial (150th birthday) Celebration.

Bring your car, truck or tractor — and there is no entry fee. The first 75 entries will receive a dash plaque.

Cruise-in particpants also can also drive in the parade. Line up for the parade is at 9 a.m. starts at the south end of town at the Sunoco station. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Then, organizers will find a parking place for you on Tony Fessler Drive, just off Locust Street near the soccer fields.

For more information, call 676-2853, 216-4166 or 947-1156.