Area briefs

Lunch Buddy program taking registrations

TROY — Registration is available for the Summer Lunch Buddy program.

This program offers a lunch and reading help to students going into grades first through fifth. It is one of several lunch sites affiliated with the Troy Lunch Club. At this location, students are paired with adult mentors to read with them from a leveled book library. There is a $10 registration fee this year for the reading portion of the program, but if children just need the free lunch they can sign up for free.

Parents who bring their child every day can earn a $25 Kroger gift card for each child registered. That means if they sign up three children, they pay $30 to register, but get back $75. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the Rec at 440-9805 or by visiting the website under the Programs tab. Spaces are limited to the first 50. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can also contact the Rec. Volunteers also get a free lunch and a $10 gift card each week they work.

Couple welcome daughter

Harper Renee Null was welcomed at 2:32 a.m. April 20, 2016, to Danielle and Aaron Null at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

The baby weighed 6 pounds and 7.7 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

She was welcomed home by a big sister Gabby Null of Troy.

Maternal grandparents are Paul and Rhonda Wertz of Troy. Maternal great-grandparents are Ron and Dora Smith of Troy.

Paternal grandparents are Steve Null of Tipp City and Tony and Kelly Canfarelli of Pleasant Hill. Paternal great-grandparents are Russel Hartman of Piqua and Tim and Sharon Stambaugh of Troy.

Veterans nominations sought

COLUMBUS — Don’t miss the chance to honor veterans who have served their communities following military service — the deadline for nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is June 30.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of veterans in community service after their military service ended. Charter members of the Hall’s Class of 1993 included the six Ohio military veterans who were elected President of the United States and all Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio. Honorees include astronauts, government officials, police officers, community leaders, and veterans’ advocates.

The Hall of Fame Executive Committee, made up of veterans, selects not more than 20 inductees annually. Men and women chosen for induction into the Hall come from all eras, all branches of service and all walks of life.

Please help us honor veterans who have served their communities following military service — the deadline for nominations for the Class of 2016 is June 30.

Nomination guidelines and forms are available at

Members of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2015 whose names will be permanently displayed in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame located in the Riffe Center for Government and the Arts at

77 S. High S., Columbus, include Miami County resident Michael L. DeHart of Troy.