Area briefs

Training academy taking apps

PIQUA – The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 20-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement.

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.

Completed applications must be received by Nov. 29. Due to new State of Ohio regulations, applicants will be required to pass a physical assessment on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1. The academy will begin Jan. 9 and conclude June 9, 2017.

For more information or to apply, contact Veronica French at or call (937) 778-7865.

Piqua-Opoly is here!

PIQUA – Piqua-Opoly has arrived and just in time for Christmas gift-giving. The board game, designed similar to the Parker Brothers’ Monopoly game, is a project of Mainstreet Piqua and was created to capture Piqua as it is today.

The games will be available at the Mainstreet Piqua office in downtown Piqua, and also at Readmore’s Hallmark, Tapestry Angel and Apple Tree Gallery.

Cost is $25. Proceeds from the project go to further the mission and vision of the Main Street organization whose purpose is economic development and downtown revitalization.

If you have any questions, or would like Mainstreet Piqua to hold a game for you, call (937) 773-9355 or email

Quarter auction planned

TROY — The fifth annual quarter auction for the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will take place from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Troy Eagles F.O.E. 971 Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and food will be available throughout the event.

If you would like to donate something to the Museum for the auction, please contact Tristan Weis at (937) 219-1294 or for information.

Craft show slated

BRADFORD — The annual New Friends of the Library Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Bradford Public Library. This will be a great time for early shoppers to get those one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends.

If you are a crafter and want to participate, contact Friends President Carolyn Smith at (937) 448-2285 for more information.