Area briefs



Bridge painting project to begin

PIQUA — The CSX Railroad Bridge Painting Project is scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 7. This project will consist of the surface preparation of the existing structural steel and the repainting of the structural steel of the CSX Railroad Bridge located over East Ash Street.

Traffic will be maintained, however, there will be lane closures on East Ash Street to complete this work. The anticipated project completion is late August. All work is weather permitting.

The contract was awarded to APBN Inc. of Campbell, Ohio at an estimated cost of $201,770.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone area.

Art show to begin

WEST MILTON — The 11th annual art show will be offered at Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, in the activity center, Friday through Sunday. The show is non-juried. There is no admission fee and all three days of the show are open to the public.

Some pieces may be available for purchase, with the transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party. People’s choice voting will determine winners.

Friday evening activities, open to the public, are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Some of the artists will be present to discuss their work. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Miller receives scholarship

TROY — Morgan Miller of Newton High School was chosen as the Newton recipient of the Troy Lions Club Scholarship. She will be majoring in Early Childhood Development at Bowling Green University this fall. The scholarship was awarded based on grades, public works, and her application essay on the importance of community service.

Miller and her mother Paula recently attended a Troy Lions Club family picnic at Duke Park where she received her scholarship. The check presentation was performed by club president Bob Dever.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Piqua, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. They also support many other