Area briefs

Warrior Connection fundraiser

PIQUA — The Warrior Connection will host its first “Aim to Zero” shoot out event at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Piqua Fish and Game. This event is open to shooters of all abilities, ages 7 and up. TWC will have firearms instructors and safety officials on hand at all times. Registration is $55 per person. Registration fee includes all range fees, ammunition, targets, a custom TWC T-shirt and raffle tickets for event prizes.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will pay for retreats for veterans struggling with PTSD (post-traumatic stress) or MST (military sexual trauma). For more information, visit or email Aaron Phillips at

PHS ‘73 to reunite

PIQUA — The Piqua High School class of 1973 will host their 45th reunion party from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Schmidlapp Free Library, 509 N. Main St.

The cost is $20 per person. Please send payment to Vicki Brubaker by Sept. 30; mail checks payable to her to: 2733 Stonebridge, Troy, OH 45373.

The reunion will have a Jimmy Buffett/island theme, so dress casually and comfortably. Food will be served, but it is BYOB. Mixers, water and ice will be supplied.

Invitations are not being sent out by mail, so please pass this information on to other classmates.

For questions, call Vicki Brubaker at (937) 335-6910. Also, visit the Facebook page “Piqua Class of 1973” for updated information.

Crusey to discuss book

PIQUA — Local author and humorist John Crusey will speak about his latest book, “Tug and Earl Did What?” at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, in Room 456 of the East Hall of Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus.

Cathy Essinger, retired Edison State English professor and former Ohio Poet of the Year, will emcee the program and book signing.

Reviewer Vivian Blevins writes, “This collection of stories will have you laughing. Tug and Earl are two eccentrics who never met a challenge they couldn’t overcome whether it’s launching a moped over the Snake River Canyon or checking to see which is faster, lightning or greased lightning.

“Their conversations will delight you, make you want to tell your friends these stories: Tug is abducted by aliens or Tug and Earl encounter ghosts or prepare to chase tornados. It’s about snot bubbles, manly parts, tattoos in private places, and bra snapping in a world where everything can be repaired with a little cardboard and duct tape.”

“Tug and Earl” can be ordered on Amazon for $7.95.

LUDLOW FALLS — The Ludlow Falls Fire Department will offer a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the firehouse, 10 Greenville Ave., Ludlow Falls. Meals will be $6 each and those 8 and younger eat free.