Area briefs



Edison welcomes global author

PIQUA — Edison State Community College will welcome New York Times best-selling author Kelsey Timmerman on March 1, to discuss his book, “Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes.” The free event is open to the community.

A Darke County native, Timmerman will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison’s Piqua Campus.

In addition to “Where am I Wearing,” Timmerman is the author of “Where am I Eating?: An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy.” In both books, Timmerman travels the world to meet the people who make his clothes or grow his food, putting readers face-to-face with globalization and the interconnectedness of all of our lives.

An acclaimed public speaker, Timmerman has lectured on travel and globalization around the world. He is particularly passionate about educating students through humor and storytelling, and encourages them to think globally and act locally.

The event is sponsored in part by a grant from The Piqua Community Foundation.

YMCA to hold indoor triathlon

TROY ― The Miami County YMCA will host first Indoor Triathlon on March 25, at the Robinson Branch in Troy. The triathlon will consist of three events: swimming, cycling and walking/running.

The triathlon format will include: 15 minutes of swimming, 20 minutes on the bike and 15 minutes on a treadmill, with waves of four participants starting every 25 minutes.

Youth ages 14 and older are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division, including: male, female, ages 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 plus.

For more information contact, Kaci Gessaman, Troy, 440-9622 or, or visit the Miami County YMCA website at

Covington plans spaghetti supper

COVINGTON — The annual Covington High School Spaghetti Supper will be held on Wednesday, March 8. Serving times will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the new K-8 school cafeteria. All proceeds from the dinner go into the Covington Schools Scholarship Fund Program (formerly named Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund).

The menu features all-you-can-eat Italian spaghetti and garlic toast. The meal also includes homemade cole slaw, dessert, and a drink. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $3 for children under 12. Carryout orders will also be available.

Also, the community scholarship fund drive is underway. Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to Karen Brackman at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St. Suite A, Covington, through April 1. For more information, call 473-3746.

‘Purrs and Palettes’ event to be held

PIQUA — Purrs in Piqua will be hosting a fundraiser painting class at the American Legion, located at 310 W. Water St., on Feb. 15 from 6-10 p.m. with the class starting at 7 p.m.

The cost is $40 per ticket. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Purrs in Piqua Facebook page or their website at Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

All proceeds will go to Purrs in Piqua to benefit the spaying and neutering of stray and feral cats in Piqua.