Area briefs

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.

STEM Summer Camp to be offered

TROY — “Let it Glide” is the new theme for WACO Aviation Summer Camp 2016.

This one-week intensive day camp, designed for those entering fifth through eighth grade, will focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) used in the field of aviation. “Let It Glide” students will be immersed in hands-on activities as they use the engineering design process to solve real-world aviation problems.

This week’s aviation problem comes in the form of a challenge extended to the campers by NASA. Students will work in teams to complete the steps of the Engineering Design Process, keeping a journal of each step. Students will develop and build a shoebox glider and then work to improve it in order to get the greatest glide slope ratio (ratio of the horizontal distance traveled to the change in height) possible. Using Adobe Connect, students will have a few chances to interact with NASA subject matter experts (SME) in order to gain insights and advice on their projects. Experimenting with thrust, drag, weight and lift will enhance their understanding of flight, and is intended to be applied to their glider design. Finally, the team will prepare a video presentation of their records, data and documentation to be presented to NASA.

Additionally, several aviation specialists will be guests during the course of the week, introducing Aviation Campers to a variety of possible careers in the aviation/aerospace industry. The week will conclude with an introductory flight in a general aviation aircraft. Only 16 openings remain. For questions or to register, call WACO at (937) 335-9226.