Area briefs

Fong to speak on book

TROY — The Troy-Miami County Public Library will host a local author visit and book signing with David Fong at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

Join participants as Fong discusses his newly published book “Ohio’s Troy vs. Piqua Football Rivalry.”

Every year, Troy and Piqua line up on the gridiron to determine supremacy within Miami County. Stretching back well over a century, it is one of the most-respected rivalries in the state and nation. This is a story of the most prolific rivalry in the rich history of Ohio high school football, from its nerve-wracking moments to its beloved coaches and players.

Fong graduated from Troy High School in 1992, having watched the Troy-Piqua rivalry from the stands. He studied journalism at the Ohio State University, where he covered the football team for the “Lantern”, the school’s newspaper. Following an internship with the (Toledo) Blade, he graduated from OSU in 1996. After graduation, he began working full-time in the sports department at the Troy Daily News, where he has been ever since.

The library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy.

For more information, contact the library at 339-0502 Ext. 117 ,or visit the library’s website at

ASL classes set

The Miami County YMCA will be offering an American Sign Language Class for Homeschool Families from September 10th – December 17th at the Robinson Branch. The ASL Class is geared for the entire family and will run on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

It will be taught by Jenny Hewitt using Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin.

For more questions call Jaime Hull, youth program director, at 440-9622. Registrations will take place at the Robinson Branch or by calling 440-9622.

Saturday night events set for students

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Sept. 19 for youth in first through sixth grade. This will be a fun-filled night with swimming, gym games, a bounce house, and the youth center.

Pizza and lemonade will be served at the youth center. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Register at the Piqua Branch or over the phone at 773-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or