County Recorder invites veterans for coffee

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Montgomery County Recorder Brandon McClain invites all local veterans to share coffee and conversation revealing all the benefits of the New Veteran Identification Card Program.

Community briefs

Milton-Union Library offers events for all ages

Fidelity Health Care receives 5-star rating

DAYTON — Fidelity Health Care recently received a five-star rating for quality of its patient care from Home Health Compare, a ratings system operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

College briefs

Local students named to dean’s list

CASSTOWN — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Thursday the launch of the village of Casstown’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the second year in a row.

Kathy Henne: Pet proposals

Do you realize that six out of 10 American households have pets? That means that those without critter companions are in the minority, but if you’re a pet owner selling your home, you shouldn’t ignore the opinions of those families that don’t include cats or dogs.

Ohioans expected to increase holiday shopping spending

CINCINNATI (AP) — With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year.

Troy Christian royalty named

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Springcreek to vote on renewal levy

SPRINGCREEK — Springcreek Township residents will be voting on a renewal levy for current expenses, which will be funds used to help pay the township’s fire and emergency services contracts.

Vandalia Police Reports

VANDALIA - The following police reports were received from the Vandalia Division of Police. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in court of law.