Community resource fair set

PIQUA — A Community Resource and Transition Fair is planned for Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the Stickley Dining Commons at Upper Valley Career Center (please enter through the rear doors).

This event provides junior high and high school students and their families an opportunity to learn about resources for independent living, post secondary education, training opportunities, and career options that will help them prepare to move from junior high school to life after high school.

Representatives from more than 40 business, education, special needs, social service, employment and other agencies have been invited.

Supper will be provided and vendors will have giveaways. Door prizes will be given from 5:30-6 p.m. and you must be present to win.

For more information, contact Niki Luciano at (937) 778-1980 or, or Ssan Debrosse at

Hess family reunion slated

PIQUA — Descendants of Uriah and Armina (Pearson) Hess will gather at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua, for a potluck dinner at the 110th Hess family reunion. Bring food to share and your own table service.

Uriah Hess traveled by wagon to Ohio in 1860 from Carroll County, Maryland, with his parents, John and Barbara Hess when he was about 10 years old. In the 1870s, the family settled in the Pleasant Hill area. Uriah married Armina Pearson and they had 12 children, with nine living to adulthood. Surnames in that generation include: Morris, Hoke, Faulknor, Swank, and McClure. Their first reunion was held in 1907.

Walking tour planned

PIQUA — The last in a series of walking tours offered by the Piqua Tourism Council, in cooperation with the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua, will be begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N Hardin Road. The tour will last about two hours.

The tour, titled “Unknown John Johnston and His Land,” will discuss how John Johnston was a man of many facets and impacted many parts of Ohio and America’s history.

Tickets are available for $5 each, and can be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main. St.

Drug drop-off upcoming

TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office will host a curbside drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A. Please have all pills emptied from their containers and placed into plastic baggies. No liquids or sharps will be accepted.