Area briefs

Trostel presentation set

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. June 15 by Fletcher resident Scott Trostel “The Dayton Covington & Piqua Traction Company.”

He will tell the story of the rise and fall of the D C & P, based on research from his book, “Electric Traction Along the Stillwater.”

Trostel, of Fletcher, has completed 52 titles and five documentary DVDs. He appeared on the award-winning documentary, “Made in America Lima Locomotive Works.” Included in his genre are a number of railroad transportation histories, industrial histories and the acclaimed book “The Lincoln Funeral Train.”

He appeared on the 2009 History Channel documentary “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.” Trostel also has consulted to the Library of Congress. He is also a historical consultant to news networks and is a regular contributor to the Ohio Historical Marker project.

Y offers program for diabetics

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is currently enrolling participants for an eight-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. The class will be held Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., beginning June 13 at the YMCA’s Piqua Branch, 223 W. High St.

Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants to establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for six months after participants graduate. . This program is possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Heather Sever at the Miami County YMCA at 773-9622 or

TWIG winners named

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

Group 1:

First — Sandy Haack and Ruth Treon

Second — Laury Braby and Suzanne Scranton

Third — Jean Shaneyfelt and Arlene Ehlers

Group 2:

First — Bob and Alice Schlemmer

Second — Art and Joanne Disbrow

Third — Tim and Judy Logan

Group 3:

First — Sandy Adams and Marty Timko

Second — Lou Holter and Judy Logan

Third — Gloria Plant and Kay Vagedes

Group 4:

First — Barbara Wilson

Second — Laury Braby

Third – Lou Holter

Group 5:

First — Mable Leytze

Second — Ruth Simpson

Third — Alice Schlemmer

Group 8:

First — Ruth Jenkins

Second — Julia Routson

Third — Joyce Fraas.

Covington BOE to meet

COVINGTON — The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session on Monday, June 5, at 8 a.m., in the library located in Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St. The purpose of the meeting is to award a contract for the construction of two parking lots, employment of personnel and any other business that may come before the board.