Area briefs

Piqua slated for mosquito fogging

PIQUA — The City of Piqua is scheduled for mosquito fogging on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Fogging will begin at 9 p.m. Al Able Pest Doctors has been contracted for fogging services.

The fog may have a slight odor, but should not be strong-smelling. The fog is not harmful to breathe, though individuals should not follow the truck or stand directly in the fog’s path. Fogging will continue all night until every street has been covered.

Any comments or questions should be directed to Al Pest Doctors at (937) 222-2122 or the Piqua Health Department at (937) 778-2060.

Cantwil comes ‘Unplugged’

PIQUA — Rock Piqua’s Unplugged Series continues Thursday, Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. with singer/songwriter Mark Cantwil. The performance will be in Canal Place behind Second Story Gallery.

An alumnus of the Rock Piqua! Riverfront Series, Cantwil hails from western Ohio. His smalltown roots are the driving force behind the inspiring lyrics and music found on his debut album “Last Chance Johnny” and his latest album “Diggin’ On You” which is scheduled for release in early 2015. Cantwil tours with his band, the Punch-Drunk Heroes.

Seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs, or grab some food on the patio at 311 Drafthouse. Susie’s Big Dipper also will be grilling up a special treat.

Oils class offered

PIQUA — Michelle Littlejohn will host a free introductory class on essential oils at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, with RSVP required. Come and learn the basics of essential oils, including experiencing the oils and how to start your collection.

To sign up for the class, call Littlejohn at at (937) 541-5111. For more information about essential oils, visit her website at

Corn Festival set

TROY — Roasted sweet corn dipped in hot butter, jumpies and games for kids, contests, music, food, hayrides, crafts and more will be featured at the second annual Fulton Farms Sweet Corn Festival, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, and and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Fulton Farms Farmer’s Market, 2393 State Route 202 in Troy.

Blood drive planned

TROY — The city of Troy will host a community blood drive from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 4 as part of the annual “National Night out” celebration. The Community Blood Center (CBC) Bloodmobile will be in the Hobart Arena parking lot off Adams Sreet, adjacent to the levee festival area. National Night Out is open to the public with food and entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave — Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the “Get on Board — Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call (800) 388-GIVE.