Area briefs

Power lines to be cleared

TROY — The city of Troy has been advised that within the next couple of weeks DP&L’s contractor, Fitzwater Tree Service, will be performing trimming to clear lines in the area south of the Troy substation at Staunton Road and North Market Street.

DP&L has started phone calls to all customers in the work area. Fitzwater Tree Service will also attempt to make contact with each property owner prior to beginning any work.

Questions should be addressed to DP&L at (937) 331-4435.

TPD receives grant

TROY — On Sept. 6, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that the Troy Police Department was one of 40 law enforcement departments that will receive a grant to replicate or expand partnership programs that address the opioid epidemic.

The grant will reimburse the city for salary and benefit expenses for the City’s Quick Response Team (QRT) from Oct. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

The QRT consists of an addiction specialist, firefighter/paramedic, and police officer. The team follows up with residents who have overdosed in order to offer services to begin the process of becoming addiction free.

Troy’s QRT began operation in October 2016.

Donated coats sought

TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office along with Sunset Cleaners in Troy, Piqua and West Milton will be accepting children’s coats, in good condition, for distribution to needy children in Miami County.

“Operation Cover-Up” is being offered for the 27 year. Coats will be accepted at Troy, Piqua and West Milton Sunset Cleaners and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Coats will be distributed at the Miami County Fairgrounds shop and crop building on Saturday, Oct. 28, between 9-11 a.m.

The deadline for coats to be dropped off is Oct. 23.

For more information, call (937) 440-6078.

Kayaking classes offered

TROY — The Piqua branch of the Miami County YMCA will be offering a kayaking class on Saturday, Nov. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. This class is designed for beginning kayakers who want to learn the basics of the sport.

The fee for the class is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for non YMCA members. Class size is limited to six participants, and you must be at least fourteen years of age to participate.

The class will be taught by Jeff Lange a local kayaking enthusiast who is also a certified kayak instructor with the American Canoe Association.

Kayaking is a popular and fun water sport that individuals can easily learn and do. There are many opportunities for renting a kayak around the Dayton area, as well as many waterways to go kayaking on.

For more information, or to register for the kayaking class please contact Donn Shade at (937) 773-9622 or you may email him at

The Miami County YMCA-Piqua Branch is located at 223 W. High St., Piqua.