Area briefs

Grant session upcoming

PIQUA — The Miami County Foundation will offer a brief instructional session to explain its grant application process.

The session will be held on Wednesday, July 29 in room 511 at Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, from 9-10 a.m. Advance registration is required by phoning the foundation office at 773-9012 or email

To be eligible for Miami County Foundation grant submission the organization must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County, must be certified federally tax-exempt by the IRS as a 501(c) or equivalent organization, preferably 501(c)(3). Grants will not be considered for organizations that limit their services to members of any one religious group, political organizations or those whose primary purpose is to influence legislation or political view or general operating funds. Grant deadlines are the last day of February and August each year.

The purpose of the Miami County Foundation is to solicit, receive and administer assets exclusively for charitable purposes that would most effectively assist, encourage and promote the health, education and welfare of the residents of Miami County.

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Primary EyeCare to moved

TROY — Primary EyeCare Associates will be relocating their Troy optometric practice this fall.

Currently located at 93 Robinhood Lane with Drs. Scott Schwartz and Lindsey King, they will be moving to 10 Dotcom Drive in Troy.

The new location sits in front of Lowes and next the Culver’s and was the former location of Rex and more recently, the Halloween costume store.

With this move, it will allow Primary EyeCare to provide even more services than what they currently are able to provide such as vision therapy, according to Dr. Schwartz.

They hope to be able make this move by October or November, he said.

Gift shop to have sale

TROY — The Upper Valley Medical Center Gift Shop will host a flea market sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the cafeteria conference rooms on the hospital lower level. This one-day sale will feature special markdown prices on a large quantity of merchandise, including gift specialties, jewelry, purses, garden items, home decor, seasonal/holiday items, and much more.

The event, hosted by the UVMC Volunteer Services department, is open to the community as well as the hospital family.

For more information, call 440-4995.

Schmiedebusch named to dean’s list

LEXINGTON — Courtney Schmiedebusch of Troy has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for spring 2015.

The College of Education presents this honor to full-time undergraduates who attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the semester.