Area briefs

Piqua government academy returning

PIQUA — The City of Piqua Government Academy is back! The 2017 program will begin on Sept. 11. Due to the success of this program in the past, 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. The program is built around 10 different sessions which will encompass most areas of city government.

If you are interested in learning more about the community and how city government operates, register online at Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 1. Upon registration completion, you will be mailed a master roster of participants and a master schedule.

For more information, contact Brittany Van Horn at 778-2037 or

Fundraiser to kick-off

TROY — The Cellar in Troy will kick off a fundraising campaign on Sept. 1 to help support the Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Cellar will sell approximately 100 pink growler bottles during September for $16 each, of which, with proceeds going to the Pink Ribbon Girls. Customers who purchase a pink growler also will receive $2 off any growler fill through the month of October at The Cellar.

Covington Elementary plans open house

COVINGTON — The Covington Elementary open house will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Students will be able to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers before the first day of school. Children will be able to take home handbooks and forms that parents can read through and return to school the following day. Representatives from the PTO, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school transportation, PLUS organization, and cafeteria will provide important information in the gymnasium.

Fee payments will be accepted during the open house.

New student registration will not take place during the open house. School staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

Society has new displays

TIPP CITY — A new display at the Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum is about the Tippecanoe-Civil War connection.

Dr. Abraham Hartman was an assistant surgeon. His son Samuel served alongside him, being the youngest from Tippecanoe to serve. John Clark Jr. (son of our founder John Clark) was also an assistant surgeon. Ahijah W. Miles was a flag bearer, participating in some of the most difficult battles. Did you ever wonder what the horse statue on 4th and Main streets was all about? It does have a Civil War connection. There are many more pictures and articles on display and much more information in the society’s files.

A display of Civil War artifacts, on loan by Lonnie Bowen, and a few pieces that belonged to a Capt. Havens, also is on display.

The museum is open from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 to noon Saturday, or by appointment.

For more information, call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

Vendors sought

CHRISTIANSBURG — In celebration of Christiansburg’s bicentennial, the village will have events Oct. 6-8.

Vendors are needed for Oct. 7-8.

The deadline is Sept. 5.

For more information or an application, call (937) 478-6986.