Area briefs

Roads closed

MIAMI COUNTY — Loy Road will be closed between Union Shelby Road and Casstown Sidney Road through July 14 for a bridge replacement.

The road will be closed 24 hours a day.

Monroe Concord Road between Nashville Road and Peters Road also will be closed through Friday for a culvert replacement.

Johnson serves as delegate

TROY — Riley Johnson, a junior at Troy High School, was a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 25-27.

The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Johnson was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Troy City Schools, based on her academic achievements, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

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Volunteers needed

TROY — Volunteer trail guides are needed at Brukner Nature Center.

Learn to handle Brukner Nature Center’s Wildlife Ambassadors, including native Ohio snakes, turtles and salamanders. Share your passion for wildlife with preschoolers and elementary-aged children by leading field trips or assisting BNC staff naturalists. Programs range from one to two hours and are scheduled on weekday and weekends between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Become an integral part of Brukner Nature Center’s mission to promote the appreciation and understanding of wildlife conservation through preservation, education and rehabilitation.

Volunteer registration forms can be found at All volunteers must complete a brief one hour orientation, which is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 a.m. and every other month at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Miss June at 698-6493 or email