Area briefs

CPR courses upcoming

GREENVILLE — November is a big month for food lovers. From National Sandwich Day, to National Donut Day, National Pickle Day, even National French Toast Day, there is a day for any taste! People will be gulping down their favorite foods all throughout the month, not just on Thanksgiving. With everyone eager to chow down, now might be a good time to learn how to save someone from choking. The Red Cross is offering a number of first-aid and CPR courses throughout November to help you prepare.

Starting the second weekend of November and for the two weekends following, the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the Red Cross will be offering CPR and first-aid courses. These courses will cover a variety of topics including first aid, breathing and cardiac emergency. The cost of these courses will range from $7-$110.

Be prepared for accidents that could occur this month, or any month. Don’t let choking be the reason the dad-jokes at the dinner table stop. You can be the one to save a life. You can be the one who is Red Cross prepared.

To out find more information, call 800-RED CROSS or visit

YMCA to offer day camp

MIAMI COUNTY —The Miami County YMCA will be heading to Rolling Hills Skate in Sidney this Thanksgiving break. This event will take place on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pickup and drop off at both the Piqua and Robinson branches for youth in grades first through sixth.

The day will start with swimming at the Piqua branch (transportation provided), lunch (bring a packed lunch), and then roller skating. Pre-registration by Nov. 20 is encouraged. Register at either branch or over the phone at 773-9622 in Piqua or 440-9622 in Troy. Th cost of this event is $20 for YMCA members and $26 for non-members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Arts and crafts show set

TROY — Don’t miss Brukner Nature Center’s annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show on Dec. 3, a Miami Valley holiday tradition for more than 30 years.

Come discover hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade items created by local artisians! Bring the whole family and explore the wildlife exhibits, take a hike through the woodlands and birdwatch in the third story Tree-top Vista then relax with a cup of bird-friendly coffee and homemade piece of pie.

Embrace the season of giving and support our mission by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a treasure donated by the artisans. Drawings will take place several times throughout the day and you do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds from this event benefit our wildlife programs. The event is free and open to the public.

UVCC names student of month

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Student Services Director Matt Meyer has released the names of the Career Center’s High School Students-of-the-Month for October 2016.

According to Meyer, students from each program are named for the honor to recognize extra effort and encourage leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service abilities.

Local honorees for October were:

• Bradford: Alaina Blackburn, Interactive Media II; Christina Crosby, Design and Digital Print Technologies I; Konnor Locker, Agriculture and Power Technologies I; and Maia Stump, Culinary Arts I (Small Business Entrepreneurship).

• Covington: Ryan Hembree, Design and Digital Print Technologies II.
• Miami East: Abigail Jenkins, Automotive Technologies II (English).

• Newton: Holly Bucholtz, Exercise Science II.
• Piqua: Jordan Bolin, Culinary Arts II (Global Events); Laura Pritchett, Exercise Science I; and Kenneth Surrells, Electrical Trades I.

• Troy: Katelyn Caron, Medical Information Management II; Amanda Marsh, Cosmetology I (English II); Zackery Schwausch, Automotive Collision Repair I; Anna Walker, Medical Technologies I.


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