Area briefs

Troy youth wins in state fair

MARYSVILLE — Kassidy Thompson was the reserve champion with a Maine-Anjou steer in the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Best of the Buckeye show recently at the Ohio State Fair. Thompson, of Thompson Show Cattle in Troy, won a premium of $200.

The Best of the Buckeye program is coordinated by OCA and held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo and Ohio State Fair.

The program recognizes top Ohio-bred, born and registered calves, along with the breeder and exhibitor, in each breed division at the two shows. Best of the Buckeye provides Ohio seedstock breeders with an enhanced marketing opportunity for Ohio bred, born and registered steers and heifers, creates a source of more moderately priced show steers and heifers by providing a program with awards and prestige, and attracts new participants interested in showing at the Ohio Beef Expo and/or the Ohio State Fair.

Tipp community concert set

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s September Community Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 1. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Rocky Run, followed by Berachah Valley at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert Series, celebrating its 26th season.

Rocky Run plays a mix of good old-timey bluegrass with newer songs mixed in, and Berachah Valley is predominantly a female harmony band that plays bluegrass, Americana, country, and gospel music. Their song “Old Kentucky” was No. 1 on the Bluegrass Jamboree charts for four weeks.

The Community Night Concerts are a hometown tradition and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

Fall sports classes offered

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for upcoming basketball and soccer classes at the Piqua and Robinson branches.

Classes for both sports will be offered for youth ages 4-6 and grades first through fourth on Saturdays from Sept. 9-30.

Classes will be offered in the morning at the Piqua Branch and afternoon at the Robinson Branch. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Registrations can be taken in person at either branch or by calling 440-9622.