Restaurant inspections

Restaurant inspections are performed in the county by Miami County Public Health, except in Piqua, which has its own health department. Miami County Public Health can be reached at (937) 573-3500, by email at or on the website at

From Piqua Health Department:

Jan. 2

YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Marathon, 315 Looney Road, Piqua — The pop nozzle need to be washed, rinsed and sanitized.

Jan. 3

Cinemark USA, 1020 Garbry Road, Piqua — The ice paddle needs to be cleaned.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 9756 N. County Road 25A, Piqua — Boxes of oil in front of hand sink. Keep hand sink clean so hands can be easily washed.

Noah’s House Christian Daycare, 608 W. High St., Piqua — The three-compartment sink drain is leaking. Repair. Repeat issue. Provide paper towels for hand sink in restroom so hands can be washed. Observed signs of mice. Steps are being taken to correct issue. Observed chemical stored with utensils. Keep chemicals away from food items to prevent possible cross contamination. Corrected.

Jan. 4

East of Chicago Pizza, 1560 Covington Ave., Piqua — Provide soups with handles for food product in prep table to minimize hand contact with food. The drain on the dish washer is damaged. Repair. The following items need to be cleaned: fans, oven exterior, floors, walls, fan in walk in cooler, tomato cutter, food containers.

Subway, 1575 Covington Ave., Piqua — Provide thermometer for reach in refrigerator so its temperature can be monitored. The following items need to be cleaned: pop nozzles, food utensils and container with food utensils.

Jan. 5

Nippon Food Store, 441 E. Ash St., Piqua — Provide thermometer for three-door refrigerator so temperature can be monitored. Provide hand soap for back hand sink so hands can be washed.

Speedway, 1551 Covington Ave., Piqua — The following items need to be cleaned: hot dog roller, utensil container, microwave exterior and walk in cooler fans.

Jan. 8

McDonalds West, 1546 Covington Ave., Piqua — The log used to record the temperature and times for heat treating dispensing machine was not being done correctly. Monitor this unit closely to ensure proper heating and coating. Items on chill roll on prep line above 41 degrees. Keep all TCS foods below 111 degrees at all times. Items discarded. Unit was not on while in use Turned on. The freezer interior and the walls/floors by the grill need to be cleaned.

Nicklin Avenue Market, 1601 Nicklin Ave., Piqua — At least one person with management responsibilities must have level 2 food safety training. Training must be approved by Ohio Department of Health. The ceiling needs to be cleaned.

Papa Johns, 500 North Main St., Piqua — Observed broken lids and containers. All food equipment must be smooth, durable and easily cleanable. Crack provides areas for bacterial harborage. The following items need to be cleaned. Tomato cutter, can opener and container with clean utensils.

Jan. 10

American Legion Post 184, 301 W. Water St., Piqua — Provide working thin-tipped metal thermometer so food temperatures can be monitored. The hoods need to be cleaned. Repeat.

Garbry Ridge, 1567 Garbry Road, Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Jan. 9

Lucky’s Pad, 108-110 N. Main St., Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection. Remember Level 2 food certification is required.

Salvation Army, 129 S. Wayne St., Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

From Miami County Public Health:

Dec. 18

Donatos Pizza, 414 W. Main St., Troy — Observed employee drinks in non-designated area. Observed the behind and side parts of the clear pop machine ice shoot with dark residual build-up. Observed a build-up on floor of walk-in freezer. Observed residual build-up on floor and wall areas under three-compartment sink and prep sink.

Brookdale Troy, 81 S. Stanfield Road, Troy — Observed old grease build-up inside underneath cabinet with fryers.

J’s Cuisine, 1743 W. Main St., Troy — Critical: observed raw shell eggs being stored above sauces in walk-in cooler. Observed wiping cloths stored in non-sanitizing solution in sink by drink dispenser. Observed employee mixing chicken in flour in a bowl on top of trash can. Critical: observed ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler that were not properly date marked. Observed cardboard used as shelf base under containers of food in walk-in cooler during inspection. Observed food containers not being air-dried properly during inspection. Observed no hand drying provision for the hand washing sink in food prep area; corrected during inspection.

Ulbrich’s Hometown Bakery, 12 S. Dorset Road, Troy — At the time of inspection, the employee present did not have their level one food safety certification. Critical: at the time of inspection, an EPA regulated sanitizer was observed not available. Also, observed the kitchen employee not sanitizing the doughnut trays after cleaning. Corrected during inspection.

Harrison’s, 106 E. Main St., Tipp City — Critical: on the cooking line, food employees were observed not washing hands at appropriate times. Critical: containers of food in the reach-in and walk-in coolers were observed uncovered. Critical: on the cooking line in the cold holding drawers, pans of sliced and dices tomatoes, roast beef, pasta and lettuce were observed holding between 44 F and 46 F; corrected during inspection. Critical: throughout the kitchen, food storage containers, lids, and utensils, including ice machine ice scoop, were observed with cracks, chips and corners missing. On the cooking line, cutting boards were observed with scratches and scoring. Repeat: throughout the kitchen, the exterior surfaces of equipment, surfaces or wire storage racks, including the ones in the walk-in cooler, bottom shelves of prep tables and holding units, and then storage carts were observed with grease, food and dust build-up. Also, the interior surfaces of cold holding and freezer units were observed with food debris build-up. Throughout the kitchen, food storage pans and plates were observed with food contact surfaces up. Beneath the three compartment sink, water was observed leaking onto the floor. On the line, the hand sink was observed without hand soap or disposable hand towels. The ceiling tiles above food prep and cooking areas were observed with dust and dirt debris build-up. The ventilation hood filters along with the HVAC vents were observed with dirt and dust debris build-up.

Dec. 19

Tall Tales Inn, 6 W. Pike St., Laura — Critical: on multiple occasions, kitchen employee was observed doing multiple tasks with gloves; corrected during inspection. In the kitchen, sterilite containers were observed being used to store food and food ingredients. Repeat In the kitchen, multiple noncommercial mixers and freezers were observed being used. Across from the pizza oven, the noncommercial chest freezer lid was observed in disrepair. Repeat: on the reach-in prep cooler, the cutting board was observed with scratches and scoring. Repeat: in the front counter area and kitchen, food and beverages were observed being stored in old single-use dressing containers. Repeat: in the front counter area and kitchen, the interior and exterior surfaces of cooking equipment, shelving units, refrigeration and freezer units, and carts were observed with food, dirt and grease build-up. In the kitchen, stored plates and food containers were observed with the food contact surfaces up. In the front counter area along with in the kitchen, multiple utensil storage containers and sorters were observed with food and dirt debris build-up. In the kitchen, multi-use cooking and serving utensils along with single-serve eating utensils were observed being stored in storage containers scattered. On the back of the dish machine, water was observed leaking from copper pipes.

Big Mike’s Gas N Go, 8561 State Route 201, Tipp City — Observed non-food contact surfaces that are not easily cleanable in reach-in cooler and in customer area. Observed a build-up of dirt underneath soda boxes and reach-in freezer unit.

McDonald’s, 127 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City — Observed food worker without effective hair restraints prepping food. Observed unsealed wooden attachments in walk-in freezer used for spacing between the food and the wall. Observed ice accumulation in walk-in freezer during inspection. Critical: observed dried food residual on the top of the inside of the microwaves in food prep area. Repeat: observed low grouting between tiles throughout food prep area. Repeat: observed build up of debris underneath cooking equipment, drink dispensers and shelving units. Critical: observed live gnats by three compartment sink.

Cassano’s, 975 W. Main St., Tipp City — Repeat: observed multiple dented cans in food prep area to which the person-in-charge stated they were using. Repeat: observed wiping cloths being stored on floor underneath hand washing sink and in the underneath cabinet under drink machine and not stored in proper sanitizing solution. Observed box of hoagie buns that were thawing on the floor underneath shelving in walk-in cooler. Observed ice accumulation on the piping behind condensing unit in walk-in freezer. Observed that the tray for the pizza oven had a large amount of food debris below cooking racks. Observed floor coving coming apart between the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. Observed a build-up of dirt and debris beside grease trap underneath three compartment sink, food residual debris beside and underneath prep cooler, trash loosely placed in walk-in freezer, dirt build-up on surface of mop sink, dust build-up on the fan covers and on the ceiling in the walk-in cooler, black residual inside of the underneath cabinet below drink dispenser and residual on the faucet above three compartment sink. Observed personal jacket hanging on rack where food equipment was stored; corrected during inspection.

Marion’s Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy — Repeat: the surfaces of cutting blocks or boards were severely scratched or scored and could not be effectively cleaned and sanitized. Observed walk-in freezer floor with residual build-up on floor.

Dec. 20

Miami County Incarceration Facility, 2042 N. County Road 25-A, Troy — Observed residual build-up on the piping behind compressor unit in walk-in cooler. Observed build-up of dark residual on the inside of the drain underneath table.

Harrison’s, 106 E. Main St., Tipp City — No violations were documented at the time of inspection.

Tom’s Pizza, 690 S. Miami St., West Milton — Repeat: the shelves in the stand-up reach-in cooler were observed with rust build-up. Repeat: observed residential chest freezer. Equipment is not approved by a recognized testing agency.

Culver’s, 2100 W. Main St., Troy — Repeat: observed in-use utensil handle stored in ready-to-eat foods; corrected during inspection. Observed wiping rags stored in non-sanitizing water during inspection; corrected during inspection.

Circle K, 1901 W. Main St., Troy — Observed upright freezer with condensation ice issue coming from condenser unit inside the freezer. Critical, repeat: observed back hand sink with bucket and other items in or on the sink.

Burger King, 952 W. Main St., Tipp City — Repeat: observed residual build-up and debris on fryer, hot holding units, oven, on top of equipment, inside freezer, wrapper sheet holders, and handles. Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean. Repeat: observed prep sink dripping water from faucet. Repeat: observed floor with improper grout levels throughout the kitchen. Repeat: floor throughout kitchen is very oily from the floor grout lines having food residual build-up between tiles.

West Central Juvenile Center, 2044 County Road 25-A, Troy — Observed dust build-up on the ceiling ventilation cover.

Skyline Chili, 1775 W. Main St., Troy — Observed two small coolers in the front area that were not properly closing, leaving an air gap at the top corner area. Observed caulking behind pasta cooking station and at prep sink degrading. Observed unclean area under prep sink and front hand sink.