Area briefs

Trick-or-treat events set

• TROY — Koester Pavilion will host its annual trick-or-treat night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

Children from birth to age 12 from the community are invited to this free event at Koester Pavilion, 3232 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, on the Upper Valley Medical Center campus.

The evening’s schedule will include games, prizes, and plenty of candy.

For more information, call activities director Jessica Fox, at 440-5170.

• PIQUA — Edison State Community College will hold a free Halloween trick-or-treat event from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Piqua Campus. Children up to age 11 are invited to participate and must be accompanied by an adult.

Located throughout campus will be 12 interactive themed stops — such as Harry Potter, Funny Bones, mad scientists, haunted graveyard, and more – where members of the Edison State community will hand out candy and other fun prizes.

Trick-or-treaters are also invited to have their faces painted by the Skull Dollz and decorate a pumpkin. For the first hour of the event, Brukner Nature Center will be showcasing a creepy critter.

Operation Cover-Up under way

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office along with Sunset Cleaners in Troy, Piqua and West Milton will be accepting children’s coats, in good condition, for distribution to needy children in Miami County.

“Operation Cover-Up” is being offered for the 28th year. Coats will be accepted at Troy, Piqua and West Milton Sunset Cleaners and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The deadline for coats will be Oct. 22.

Coats will be distributed from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Miami County Fairgrounds Shop and Crop building.

Questions can be directed to 440-6078.

Roads to close

BETHEL TOWNSHIP — Ross Road will be closed between Flick Road and Newberry Road from Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Wednesday, Oct. 10. The road will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates for a culvert replacement by the Miami County Engineers.

In Washington Township, Stillwell Road is closed between Bausman Road and Brown Road through Friday, Oct. 12. The location of the work is 800 feet north of Bausman Road and is closed for a culvert replacement by the Miami County Engineers.