Hamilton to speak on Randolph Freedmen

PIQUA — Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a presentation on “A Historical Perspective on the Randolph Narrative and the Politics of Division” by Larry Hamilton at the Piqua Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

Greater Love MBC worships in the building constructed by Randolph Freedmen on Park Avenue in the 1880s. Hamilton, a retired history teacher at Piqua High School, has also long taught Sunday school at Greater Love. The church is calling for the community to be aware of the last week of the Randolph Freedmen Exhibit currently on display at the library until Nov. 1. Hamilton is willing to meet with and view the Randolph exhibit with visitors prior to his presentation in the Helen Louis Room on the main floor of the Library.

The presentation will offer a historical background to the arrival of the largest group of manumitted slaves to the Upper Miami Valley and a focus upon the resolution of those acting in fear to deny their “ownership identity” within the region.

Seniors Thankgiving meal set

BRADFORD — The annual senior citizens Thanksgiving meal will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15, at Bradford School auditeria. If unable to attend, senior students will be delivering meals. Call secretary Amy Gade at 448-2719 to schedule a delivery.

Davidson sets mobile office hours

TROY — Congressman Warren Davidson announces mobile office hours to better service constituents in Butler, Preble, Darke, Miami, and Clark counties. A member of Rep. Davidson’s staff will travel to locations in these counties to enhance office availability and accessibility and address any issues or concerns constituents might have.

For additional information, constituents may call the Troy district office at (937) 339-1524.

Mobile office hours in Miami County are held the first Thursday of every month, and are as follows for Nov. 1:

9 a.m. — Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City

9:45 a.m. — West Milton Municipal Building, 701 S. Miami St., West Milton

10:30 a.m. — Covington Village Hall, 1 S. High St., Covington

11:15 a.m. — Pleasant Hill Village Offices, 8 W. High St., Pleasant Hill

12:15 p.m. — Piqua Municipal Building, 201 W. Water St., Piqua

1:15 p.m. — Casstown Village Center, 101 Center St., Casstown.

Several county roads closed

MIAMI COUNTY — Several roads in the county are closed for culvert replacements.

Ross Road in Bethel Township will be closed between Pisgah Road and State Route 201 through Friday. The work, being done by the Miami County Engineer’s Office, is located 0.38 miles west of State Route 201.

Fenner Road will be closed between Forest Hill Road and Wilson Road in Concord Township through Friday. The work is 0.125 miles east of Forest Hill Road.

Rangeline Road will be closed between Frederick-Garland Road and Emerick Road. The work is 0.18 miles north of Frederick-Garland Road.

The roads will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates and due to weather conditions, start and end dates may change.

BOE to hold special meeting

BRADFORD — The Bradford Excempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the board office to approve a salary schedule for a substitute nurse, to hire substitute positions, to approve an overnight field trip for the cross-country team including transportation expenses, and approve current Then & Nows.