Area briefs

Students to host Veterans Day breakfast

PIQUA — Piqua Central Intermediate School will be hosting a Veterans Day breakfast for all former and current Armed Forces servicemembers and veterans from 8:45-10 a.m. Nov. 10, in the PCIS commons. The theme of this breakfast will be “Students Serving Those who Served.”

Students from both PCIS and Washington Primary School will come together in a joint operation to make that day truly great for our veterans.

Holiday parade set for Dec. 2

PIQUA — The theme of this year’s Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade will be “Magical Musical Christmas” and will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Any area businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, churches and other interested groups are invited to be a part of this Piqua Christmas tradition. There is no charge to participate and everyone is invited.

A traveling trophy will be awarded to the most festively decorated float and the winning entry will get to keep the trophy for the year. They will also be permanently recognized on the trophy with a brass plaque.

The parade is sponsored McVety Realty, Mark Reedy and Spencer Peltier at Thrivent Financial and Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier.

The Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade is a part of the Christmas Experiences in Piqua weekend which includes Christmas on the Green on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6-9 p.m. and the Holly Jolly 5K/10K Run on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m.

Applications for the Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade are available from the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St. or can be completed online at The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 20. Questions about the parade may be directed to Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355.

Community resource fair planned

PIQUA — A Community Resource and Transition Fair is planned for Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the Stickley Dining Commons at Upper Valley Career Center (please enter through the rear doors).

This event provides junior high and high school students and their families an opportunity to learn about resources for independent living, post secondary education, training opportunities, and career options that will help them prepare to move from junior high school to life after high school.

Representatives from more than 40 business, education, special needs, social service, employment and other agencies have been invited.

Dinner will be provided and vendors will have giveaways. Door prizes will be given from 5:30-6 p.m. and you must be present to win.

For more information, contact Niki Luciano at (937) 778-1980 or, or Ssan Debrosse at

Apply for peace officer academy

PIQUA — The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is accepting applications for the 21-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement.

Completed applications must be received by Nov. 29. Physical assessment tests may be completed on either Nov. 30 or Dec. 1, with the academy running from Jan. 8 to June 16, 2018.

Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in January and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in June. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and covers all aspects of law enforcement training including administration, firearms, subject control, and investigation.

For more information or to apply, contact Veronica French at or call 778-7865.