Area briefs

Street work to begin

PIQUA — The City of Piqua’s 2016 Street Resurfacing Program is set to begin the week of July 25. The City entered into a contract with Walls Brothers Asphalt of Greenville for this project. The project will consist of the milling the street surface, placement of new asphalt surface course, the adjustment of manholes and water valves, and the placement of new pavement markings.

The 2016 Street Resurfacing Program includes the following streets:

• Adams, Young to Commercial

• Grant, Main to Weber

• Orr, Young to South

• Roosevelt, Young to Garnsey

• South Wayne, Wood to Clark

• Wood, Wayne to Roosevelt

• Hemm Road-Main to Drake Road

• Spiker Road-U.S. 36 to Piqua Clayton Road

Traffic will be maintained throughout the duration of construction; however, parking along the streets will be prohibited at times due to the paving operations. Motorists are asked to proceed through all construction areas with caution. It is anticipated that work will be completed in 3-4 weeks. All work is weather-dependent.

Relay 5K planned

SIDNEY — Relay for Life will hold a 5K run/walk to benefit the Miami County and Shelby County relays on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning and ending at the Relay for Life of Shelby County at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 7 a.m. Entree fee is $25, with a shirt included if registered by Sunday, July 24. Visit to register.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Miami and Shelby counties.

Awards will be given to the top male and female in age categories including 10 and under; 11-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over.

For more information, contact Nicole Bolin at (937) 570-0315 or

Ostomy group to meet

TROY — The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.

The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July. The meeting will be in the hospital lower level Conference Room A.

Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Laura Lockwood from Coloplast Ostomy Co. will be the speaker for the program.

For more information, contact Robin Medrano at (937) 440-4706.

Affordable Care program set

PIQUA — Matthew Harger, senior benefits advisor for the U.S. Department of Labor, will present a program on the Affordable Care Act at the YWCA Piqua on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. Membership is not required to attend and there is no fee.

Harger will help participants get educated about the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Marketplace using various forums. “I want to help individuals learn about the important protections related to the employment-based group health plan coverage under ACA,” he said. “I will also explain the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to sign up for coverage,” he said.

There will also be time for questions and answers according to Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “Open enrollment for 2017 begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7,” she added.

For more information or to register for the program, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.