Area briefs

Holiday closings announced

PIQUA — Piqua city offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, along with Monday, Jan. 1, to allow city employees to observe the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday, Dec. 25, or Monday, Jan. 1. Those collection days will be one day behind all week long.

The city urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

Fitness open house planned

PIQUA — Find out how to get fit for the new year at the YWCA Fitness Open House on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. The open house will feature use of equipment, various fitness classes offered, refreshments and door prizes.

The open house is open to the public with no charge. “You won’t want to miss this opportunity to treat yourself to a fun night and learn how you can improve your personal health and begin an exercise program at the same time!” said Emily Brookhart, Health Education Committee chairperson. “The Health Education Committee at the YWCA is committed to providing programs and activities to empower women to a healthy lifestyle.”

Inclement weather date for the open house will be Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m.

For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Kiwanis set January schedule

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has the following meetings planned for January:

• Jan. 3: Evening meeting at Buffalo Wings and Rings, 989 E. Ash St., 5:30-7 p.m. (No lunch meeting)

• Jan. 10: Justin Coby with Health Partners Free Clinic

• Jan. 17: Working meeting for Kiwanians and committees

• Jan. 24: Kiwanis member spotlight featuring Warren Parker

• Jan. 31: Spiritual Aims Committee

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. The first Wednesday of the month will be an informal evening meeting at Wings and Rings. All other meetings will be a noon luncheon and meeting on Wednesdays at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting.

For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit the

YMCA offers diabetes program

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is currently enrolling participants for an eight-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants to establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for six months after participants graduate. The class will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. at the YMCA’s Robinson Branch in Troy beginning Jan. 23. This program is made possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Donn Craig at 440-9622 or