Area briefs

West Franklin Street closed on Oct. 28

TROY — The city of Troy will close West Franklin Street between South Oxford Street and South Short Street to traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and will reopen at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The road closure is due to a gas main replacement project with work being performed by Ritter Plumbing.

MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon Bridge winners for September include:

Group 1:

First — Jean Shaneyfelt and Arlene Ehlers

Second — Martha Crouse and Joyce Hoover

Third — Sandy Haack ad Ruth Treon

Group 2:

First — Doug and Arlene Ehlers

Second — Dick and Sandy Adams

Third — Chuck and Liz Curtis

Group 3:

First — Lou Holter and Judy Logan

Second — Sandy Haack and Sally Adams

Third — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko

Group 4:

First — Rita Hollenbacher

Second — Beth Earhart

Third — Sue Gagnon

Group 5:

First — Alice Schlemmer

Second — Mable Leytze

Third — Marge Burk

Group 7:

First — Bill and Mary Lynne Mouser

Second — Dr. Robert and Dave Weaver

Group 8:

First — Nancy Nims

Second — Suzie Walton

Third — Beth Earhart

Group 9:

First — Fran Bowsmans and Marsha Simpson

Second — Betty Hatfield and Pauline Tate

Third — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter

Group 10:

First — Cindy Wingert

Second — Ruth Treon

Third — Laury Braby

Millhouse receives degree

OXFORD — More than 500 Miami University students graduated in the summer term.

Allison Millhouse of Troy earned associate degree in arts.

Urban soils team competes at state

Recently four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the Ohio FFA State Urban Soils Judging Team. During the competition the contestants evaluated land for building houses with basements, septic systems construction and maintenance, building of local roads and driveways, and landscaping. Additionally, they took a written test and soil survey test.

The state contest was held in Ashland, north and east of Columbus. Competing from Miami East were Zach Kronenberger, Jessica Gillum, Kaitlyn Hawes, and Zach Kowalak. The team placed 38th in the state out of more than 50 schools. Highest individual from Miami East was Zach Kronenberger placing 66th.

Artino speaks to council

MIAMI COUNTY — Richard Artino, vice president of Spooner Risk Control Services in Westslake, addressed the Miami County Safety Council this month about “Responding to Fatal Accidents and Deaths in the Workplace.”

Artino shared that a well thought out plan is the best way to deal with these types of incidents. The response to a fatal accident or death includes several aspects, such as respecting the victim and their family; communication with family, employees and media; making sure the scene is safe and undisturbed; beginning investigation of the incident as soon as possible and taking many photographs. He suggested having a general meeting with employees to give them the same information as the media and providing grief counseling.

The Miami County Safety Council meets the second Thursday of each month. The cost of membership is $137 per year, which includes lunch for one at each of the 12 meetings. Go online to for additional information.