Area briefs

Baldasare earns B.A. from BW

BEREA — Nicholas Baldasare of Troy, a graduate of Miami East High School, has graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre acting and directing.

“We are proud of each and every one of our hard working, high achieving graduates,” said BW President Robert C. Helmer. “We look forward to watching them as they continue to grow and to make valuable contributions to their communities and the broader society.”

BW recognized the class of 2015 at the University’s 165th graduate and undergraduate commencement exercises in May.

Artists sought for shows

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the 10th annual Artisan Artisans Showcase, to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City, a quarter of a mile north of State Route 571.

The show will feature fine quality art produced by local artists, including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay. No buy/sell or manufactured items please. Homemade food will also be available.

Applications also are being taken for artists and craftspeople to be vendors for the 47th Annual Christmas Holiday Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering. This event features local artists withhandmade items including articles in clay, wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, paintings, and many other materials. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

The show is held in the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main streets. There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and also visit the show.

For more information about either event, contact Lilian Nichols at (937) 667-2655 or, or call Margie Anderson at (937) 667-6281.

Piqua Government Academy

PIQUA — The city of Piqua will hold their 6th annual Piqua Government Academy which will begin on Sept. 14, 2015. Due to the success of this program, the academy has been recognized by the Ohio City/County Management Association as one of the best programs for Citizen Engagement.

All sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and the program is built around fifteen different sessions which will encompass all areas of city government.

If you are interested in learning more about our community and how city government operates, please register at, under Piqua Government Academy Registration. Application deadline will be Friday, Sept. 8, 2015.

For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s office at (937) 778-2051.

We look forward to meeting with you in the fall!