Area briefs

Class of 1980 plans reunion

TROY — Members of the Troy High School Class of 1980 are planning to celebrate their 35th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 3740 W. Monroe-Concord Road in Troy.

The BYOB event will include a happy hour, buffet dinner and dancing until midnight. The cost is $25 per person and registration is required by Aug. 20.

Send your name, number of people attending and registration payment to: THS Class of 1980, P.O. Box 771, Tipp City, OH 45371.

An informal get together is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at The Underground Sports Bar & Grill, 2331 W. State Route 55 in Troy. Family and friends are welcome to stop by and say “hello” to classmates throughout the evening.

For more information on the weekend’s activities, visit the Troy (Ohio) Class of 1980 Facebook page or the Class of 1980 page on the Troy High School Web site at

Concerned residents set meeting

MIAMI COUNTY — A new organization made up of Miami County residents who are concerned about issues facing Miami County and surrounding the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office and other county offices, are inviting local officials to attend a meeting to address community concerns.

The meeting, which will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua.

The meeting is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

The meeting is being sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Miami County, a new organization that wants to see elected officials and other officials show accountability for their actions and also be willing to be transparent with the public about what is going on in their offices.

Local officials are being invited to attend the meeting including Miami County Sheriff Charles Cox, Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, Major Steve Lord; Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell, Miami County Prosecutor’s Investigator Jim Taylor and Miami County Commissioners John “Bud” O’Brien, Richard Cultice and Jack Evans.

The meeting will allow the public to ask the officials questions about things that concern them and the public is being asked to be respectful of the officials during the meeting.

A discussion will also be held about the possibility of a peaceful protest at the Miami County Courthouse in the near future.

The public is being encouraged to attend and they are being asked to bring questions they want to ask the officials.

Those with questions about the organization or who cannot attend and have questions they want to have addressed can contact the organization at