Area briefs

College Credit event planned

PIQUA — Edison State Community College invites home schooled students and their parents to attend a presentation about the statewide College Credit Plus (CCP) program on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in room 504/505 on the Piqua campus.

Students enrolled in the CCP program can earn college and high school credit concurrently, accelerating their college careers at little to no cost to them. Credits earned in the program are easily transferable to public and private universities nationwide under robust articulation agreements.

While on campus, attendees can learn about:

• What CCP is;

• How credit is earned;

• How to apply and qualify for acceptance into the program

• How to apply for state funding;

• Class options and scheduling;

• Assessment options such as ACT and ACCUPLACER;

• Additional policies, procedure, and funding deadlines.

For more information, contact Velina Bogart, coordinator of College Credit Plus for Edison State, by calling 778-7854 or emailing [email protected]

Students offer valentine’s for veterans

TROY — In a joint operation, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, and Van Cleve Elementary school in Troy presented Valentine’s Day cards to veterans residing and visiting the Dayton VA Hospital.

Museum representative Nick Essinger collected these tokens of appreciation from the sixth-grade class at Van Cleve.

For more information on the museum, visit

Parenting class set

TROY — The Ohio State University Extension Office will offer a Peaceful Parenting series from 9:30-11 a.m. on April 13, 20 and 27 at 201 W. Main St., Troy, in the OSU Extension Office meeting room.

Participants are given homework each week, which is reviewed at the following class. The class is activity based and parents practice each skill. Parents receive materials to take home for reference to use as children grow.

For successful completion of this class, participants are required to attend all three classes in their scheduled session. Therefore, any conflict with their assigned session should be discussed with a caseworker or class facilitator.

No child care will be offered and no children are allowed in class.

For more information or a referral, contact Alisha Barton [email protected]

Y offers Saturday night event

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Feb. 18 for youth in kindergarten through Sixth grade. This will be a fun-filled night with swimming, gym games, a bounce house, and a movie. Pizza and lemonade will be served during the movie time. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 for members and $16 for non-members.

Register at the Robinson Branch or over the phone at 440-9622). For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or [email protected]

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