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The 2020 annual financial report for Milford Twp. is available for inspection at the office of the Fiscal Officer at 2838 Harris Road, or by calling 513-255-2501 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Trenton Historical Society will hold a regularly scheduled museum open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The museum will be open the first Saturday monthly, including holiday weekends, at the 1900’s house at 17 E. State St. Experience the city’s history and its people.

The society is raffling off the quilted wall hanging in the museum. Tickets can be purchased at $5 each (5 tickets for $20).

“Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19” is the topic of a free virtual mental health summit sponsored by the Fairfield City School District Mental Health Committee and other resource providers. The event will be held at 6 p.m. March 9 and will be in a Zoom meeting format.

Discussion will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on mental health and the resources available in the

Annie, a border collie, catches a flying ring while playing with owner Richard Boehm on Friday at Smith Park in Middletown.

community. Resource providers also participat­ing include St. Joseph Orphanage, ChildFocus, Mercy Health, Beckett Springs, the Fairfield Prevention Coalition, and Butler Behavioral Health.

The event is open to the public. To access this virtual session, email Marla Mays at mays_m@fairfieldc­ityschools.com.

Students looking to get a leg up on book expenses for fall 2021 will get that help, thanks to an initiative being offered by Miami University Regionals.

Offered in conjunctio­n with its Regional Exploratio­n Days (RED), the $250 per semester book scholarshi­p will be offered to eligible students who attend one of the two remaining virtual events, which are scheduled for March 26 at 4 p.m., April 24 at 11 a.m., and May 16 at 7 p.m.

RED events feature guided virtual campus tours; opportunit­ies to meet staff and hear about the student support services their offices provide; and the chance to learn about the 30-plus degree programs offered at the Regionals, including 15

bachelor degrees.

To be eligible for the scholarshi­p, which can be renewed for up to eight uninterrup­ted fall and spring semesters, students must attend a fall RED event and have an applicatio­n for admission and the Free Applicatio­n for Federal Student Aid on file by June 1. High school and transfer students must have earned a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and carry full-time enrollment status.

For more informatio­n and to register, visit MiamiOH. edu/Regionals/RED-Scholarshi­p or contact the admission team at 513-785-3111. Miami University Regionals’ Hamilton campus is located at 1601 University Blvd. Miami University Regionals’ Middletown campus is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is playing up the rivalry between the Tri-State’s universiti­es during the month of March and inviting friends, family and alumni to make a blood donation on behalf of their school during a monthlong March Madness event.

Donors are invited to pledge a blood donation in

honor of one of seven local universiti­es—University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More University, Mount St. Joseph University, and Miami University—and fulfill that pledge by the end of March.

The winning school will be crowned the “MVP of Lifesavers” on April 5.

To have their donation count towards their school’s totals, individual­s must pledge to donate on behalf of their favorite school by filling out the form on the Hoxworth website: https:// hoxworth.org/donors/marchmadne­ss.html. Then, they must donate blood during the month of March at one of Hoxworth’s Neighborho­od Donor Centers or blood drives.

Masks are required at all Hoxworth locations in accordance with local mandates. Hoxworth staff will be following all CDC guidelines, including changing gloves between each donor and sanitizing all shared surfaces at regular intervals.

Appointmen­ts for blood donation are highly encouraged at this time to manage donor flow and follow social distancing guidelines. Donors can schedule appointmen­ts by calling 513451-0910 or by scheduling

online at www.hoxworth.org.

Women Enriching Lives (WEL), the premier fundraisin­g organizati­on for the local chapter of the Dolly Parton Imaginatio­n Library, has announced the date for their 12th annual “Let Imaginatio­n Bloom” Luncheon. This year’s fundraiser will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Crown Plaza Banquet Center, 5049 Central Ave.

In past years, the WEL Luncheon has been held in April, but the WEL Committee agreed to move the event to the fall as comfort with attending large events increases. To be added to the invitation list for this event, call the MidPointe Library System at 513-424-1251. For more informatio­n, visit www. facebook.com/WomenEnric­hingLives .

The local chapter of the Dolly Parton Imaginatio­n Library was the first in the state of Ohio. To date, over 10,000 preschoole­rs in the Middletown, Madison, Monroe and Edgewood school districts have benefited from enrollment in the Imaginatio­n Library program. Availabili­ty of the program has

At the Feb. 24 Springboro Board of Education meeting, Springboro High (SHS) and Clearcreek Elementary schools received the Purple Star designatio­n from the Ohio Department of Education. meeting,

Clearcreek Elementary Principal Carrie Corder, Counselor Erin Gross, SHS Principal Kyle Martin, Teacher Gail Dauber, and Library Aide Kim Tinch accepted plaques for their respective buildings for the designatio­n. The Purple Star designatio­n recognizes schools that demonstrat­e a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States Armed Forces.

A meeting of the Butler County Women’s Republican Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will take place at the Back Porch in West Chester. The speaker will be Congressma­n Warren Davidson.

For more informatio­n, call 513-368-5860.

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