B2 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL FOCUS MIDDLETOWN FarmersToFamilies Calvary Baptist Middletown will be distributing 30-pound food boxes starting Tuesday and every Tuesday through October as part of the Farmers To Families (FTF) project. The church will be distributing them free of charge. One per family at the church andalsoby the first mail drop inside Freedom Court. They will be first come, first serve at both locations. Distribution will start at 4:30 p.m. until all boxes are gone. Calvary Baptist Middletownis at 1601 Jackson Lane. STAFF REPORT HAMILTON ‘SpeakOnIt’ The FittonCenter will host Cincinnati’s Know Theatre performance of “Fannie Lou Hamer, SpeakOnIt,” at 6:30 p.m. today inthe parking lot. It will be quite literally performed on the back of a truck, with a socially distanced audience in chairs set out front of the Fitton Center’s main entrance. The event is a ‘paywhat you can’ ticket price and tickets are available online via theKnow Theater’s website at www. knowtheatre.com. Historyupclose AB-25 bomber airplane flewin fromUrbana to Hook Field / Middletown RegionalAirport for students fromButler Tech Aviation Exploration programto experience Sept. 18 inMiddletown. CONTRIBUTED NICK GRAHAM / STAFF HAMILTON Fallexpo have. To schedule an appointment, call 937-5540600. The staff and volunteers necessary for operation of the facility have received training on infection control related to COVID-19, in accordance with state guidelines. All participants will be pre-screened before entering the center and the facility will maintain a log that tracks thee attendance of each participant, including telephone number and address. During phase one, a mask willberequiredforeveryone, and temperatures will be checked at sign-in. Hand-sanitizing stations have been set up in the center and masks are available if members forget theirs. Members are urged to call a week ahead tomake a reservation before attending an activity due to limitations on the sizes allowed for gatherings. Since the center has been closed since mid- March, all memberships that were active as of March 31 of this year have been granted a sixmonth extension on their membership dues. All Deardoff members will receive in the mail details of changes and a calendar of October events. Formore information, call 746-1914. Nov. 19, Jan. 21, Feb. 11, March 18 and April 22. Online registration at https://clients. ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/workshop. Rounding out the presentations for 2020 are Focused Strategies for Growing Businesses: Introduction onNov. 5, and Time Management/ Prioritization/ Delegation on Dec. 4. Sessions at the beginning of 2021 will include Steps to Starting a Business ( Jan. 7), Restaurant/Hospitality/ Retail Recovery ( two sessions, Feb. 4 and May 21), and Quick Books (March 4). Information on SBDC programming is available at https://www. miamioh. edu/regionals/sbdc/index. html. first-come, first-served basis. Fans are expected to wear face coverings and keep a physical distance fromother fans and while waiting in line. Full details on all events and giveaways atwww.reds. com/Kroger. gotowww. OHGO.com. Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. Can’t make it to a donor center duringBengalsWeek? Hoxworth is also hosting a Bengals Day drive at Duke Energy Convention Center on Wednesday. Appointments are encouraged to maintain proper social distancing, and masks are required of all donors. Toscheduleanappointment, visit www. hoxworth.org/ bengals or call 513-451-0910. Ruffles and rust expo fall show will be held Saturday and Sunday at ButlerCounty Fairgrounds. Hours are from 9a.m. to4p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. For more information, go to www.rufflesandrustexpo.com. CONTRIBUTED FRANKLIN Seniorcenter The Deardoff Senior Center in Franklin will reopen Oct. 5, but members will see several changes as well as a new face in the director’s office. The new director is CharleneNewman, a lifelong Middletown and Franklin Township resident and the mother of Taylor Mayne, the former directorwho resigned after having her first child after the center was shut down due to the pandemic. Newman and her husband, Patrick, reside in Hunter and have two other children still in school. She has formerly worked as an administrative assistant for a national company and as a secretary at Fenwick High School. While some activities will be curtailed during phase one of the reopening, including card games, the monthly carry-ins and outings, anumber of classes and activities will still be available during the center’s operating hours, 8 a. m. to 4: 30 p. m. Monday through Friday. These include chair yoga, chair cardio exercise, painting class, themonthlybookclub, Bingo andpool. Thelibrarywill also also be open but members should make a reservation before coming in. On Oct. 20, the Deardoff will host Gary Krebs of the Medicare Connection. It is officially open enrollment time forMedicare and Krebs will review options people CONTRIBUTED TRENTON Schoolboard STAFF REPORT The Edgewood Board of Education’s regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the District Auditorium, Edgewood Middle School, 5005 Ohio 73. The meeting is open to the public. Social distancingwill be followed and masks will be required. HAMILTON Businessseminars CONTRIBUTED The Ohio Small Business Development Center, a part of Miami Regional’s Commerce Hub, will launch a yearlong series of programs beginning withEmpowering WomenLeaders on Oct.to 8. Theworkshopwill take place from 9: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at The Hamilton Mill, 20 High St., third floor. The workshop will help participants determine what type of leader they are, and how to build leadership skills. The goal is to learn to develop, engage and empower by directing, coaching, supporting and delegating. There is no cost for the workshop. Participants are requested to complete a free DiSC assessment prior to the event. Register at https://clients.ohiosbdc. ohio.gov/workshop.aspx?ekey=53400014. Developing a Business Plan, a six session, fivepart series, begins on Oct. 22, with a free, 10 a.m. to noon online session. Topics include a general overview, marketing, operations, management and organization and financial planning. Sessions are scheduled for WARRENCOUNTY Boardmeeting There will be a regularly scheduled Warren County Transportation Improvement District Board meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, which will be conducted through the Internet using Microsoft Teams Meeting. Formore information, call 513-695-3301. CONTRIBUTED CONTRIBUTED MIDDLETOWN FAIRFIELD Reds fansevents CityCouncil The Reds and Kroger are teaming up for special fan appreciation events at select Kroger Marketplace locations across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on Saturdays and Sundays in September where fans can receive free Reds giveaways. Giveaways include Sonny Gray Bobbleheads Saturday, 9-11 a.m., KrogerMarketplace, W. Central Avenue, Springboro Saturday, 1-3 pm., KrogerMarketplace, TowneBoulevard, Middletown The Fairfield City Councilmeeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at 5350 Pleasant Ave. STAFF REPORT CINCINNATI Bridgeproject STAFF REPORT A bridge repair project will resume this weekend on U.S. Route 27 (Colerain Avenue) at the Interstate 275 overpass. Today, crews will close the inside (left) lanes of Colerain Avenue over I-275 in the north and southbound directions for pavement overlaywork on the bridge. The restrictions will go into effect at 8 p.m. today and continue until 5 a.m. Monday. During this time, no left turns will be permitted fromnorthbound U.S. 27 to westbound I-275. For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-relatedinformation, REGION Blooddrive Football season has officially begun, and thatmeans one thing: Bengals Week is back at Hoxworth Blood Center. Blood donors who give at a Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center from Sunday, through Oct. 3 will receive an exclusive Seize The Dey t-shirt. All donors between Sunday and Oct. 3will received the t- shirt. Additionally, platelet and red cell donors will receive the shirt the followingweek, ■ ■ SUBMITTED Tohaveacommunitynews item included, email information to COPButlerCounty News@coxinc.com. Fans should look for the Reds Mobile Clubhouse located in the parking lot of the Kroger stores. Quantities of all giveaways are limited and will be distributed on a ORIGINAL LOCAL NEWS PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . 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