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From Mainstreet Piqua: 2017 “Made in Piqua” Ornament Available

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 No Comments


New “Made in Piqua Ornament Honors The Orr Felt Company


Piqua’s rich industrial heritage continues to be honored by Mainstreet Piqua as the tenth “Made in Piqua” ornament is now available. The new ornament honors The Orr Felt Company and features the front of the Orr Felt building on South Main Street. The ornament is brass with green logo highlights. The cost per ornament is $12.

The Orr Felt Company (also known as the Orr Felt & Blanket Company) was in business in Piqua from the early 1900’s until 2016. The company produced papermaker wet felts and blankets. During World War I the company made olive drab blankets for the army and in World War II it was blue blankets for the Navy.

The idea for the collectible ornament came from former downtown Piqua merchant Doug Stilwell. A new ornament, featuring a different item made in Piqua, is produced each year and it is the goal of Mainstreet Piqua to feature items made by both historical business as well as those still present in the community. Companies that have been featured on the Made in Piqua ornament series include Decker’s, Hartzell Propeller, Favorite Stove Company, The French Oil Mill Machinery Company, Meteor Motor Car Company, Piqua Paper Box Company, Atlas Underwear Company, Jackson Tube Service, Aerovent Company & Hartzell Fan. All the ornaments come in a box specifically made for the Mainstreet Piqua Made in Piqua ornaments by the Piqua Paper Box Company. The box is red and has a magnetic closure.

The ornaments are available at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main Street as well as Readmore Hallmark, 430 N. Main Street, Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main Street and Tapestry Angel, 516 Spring Street. The ornaments will also be available on online through the Piqua Collectibles store on the Mainstreet Piqua website at



Mark’s Bike Drive is Returning to the Piqua Toys for Tots Service Area!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 No Comments


Mark’s Bike Drive is Returning to the Piqua Toys for Tots Service Area!

Mark’s Bike Drive will be returning to the Fletcher, Piqua, Covington and Bradford area for the 2017 Christmas season. This is the fourth year for this program. In the first year Mark Reedy worked with the Piqua Salvation Army Christmas Program, and the second year worked with the Shelby County Salvation Army Christmas Program. Last year Reedy worked with the local Darke County Road Hoggs Toys for Tykes, United Way and the Big Brothers Big Sisters for the distribution of the bikes for Darke County children.

Hundreds of children have received bikes each of the past 3 years!

Reedy says “Every child should have a bike so they can get some exercise, and have fun with friends! We are extremely blessed to have such terrific support from these different organizations in the last 3 years!” Reedy, his office staff, Toys for Tots, and the Piqua Salvation Army are assembling the team of volunteers needed to make the project a success.

Mark’s Bike Drive is asking Fletcher, Piqua, Covington and Bradford residents, and friends to participate
as they are financially able, to help less fortunate families have bicycles for their children. A suggested donation is $90, as that is the average amount needed for each bicycle and helmet, but any donation amount is appreciated. Fundraising efforts will continue through December 2nd.

“We are already excited by the energy of those involved early in the project!” says Reedy. “This project has proven to be a very popular activity to get involved in, for the great people of Fletcher, Piqua, Covington and Bradford areas. We appreciate all of the help from those contributing financially, volunteers, corporate and anonymous donors, the area community governments, mayors, trustees etc.”

You can donate and get involved by calling Mark’s Bike Drive at 778-1353, or going online to, and Mark’s Bike Drive on Facebook. The Piqua Salvation Army will be announcing how and when to sign up children for a bicycle.


Job Opportunities: Clerk Cashier

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 No Comments


Check out the Job Opportunity for a Clerk Cashier position in the Utilities Business Office.



From the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency: Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 No Comments


The Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from Noon to 5:00 PM.

Have you ever wondered what the Miami and Erie Canal looked like in the fall? Join us for this special day of activities at the Johnston Farm. There will be two canal boat rides aboard the General Harrison of Piqua; one at 1:00 p.m. that will travel north to Lock 8 and return to the landing. The second ride at 2:30 p.m. will travel the entire length of our section of the canal to give passengers an idea of what canawlers saw in 1845 as they moved across western Ohio by canal boat. Join the staff and volunteers of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency for this special fall afternoon and take part in a variety of activities and demonstrations at the home of John Johnston as well as a tour of the home. Be sure to include a visit to the Historic Indian and Canal Museum.

Regular site admission: $9.00/adults, $4.00/students 6-12, free for Johnston Farm Friends and Ohiio History Connection Members, AAA & Senior discounts honored.



Public Notice – Notice of Piqua City Commission Meeting Cancellation

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 No Comments


Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission will cancel the Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Regular City Commission due to lack of business for that meeting date.

Piqua City Commission will hold one meeting in October, that being Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

The meeting will be held in the Commission Chamber on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Government Complex located at 201 W. Water Street.



October Tree Committee Meeting

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 No Comments


Please be advised that the City of Piqua Tree Committee will hold a public meeting at the time and location stated below. The minutes for the previous meeting and the agenda may be viewed by visiting

TIME: 3:00 P.M.

DATE: Thursday, October 5, 2017

LOCATION: Municipal Government Complex
Administration Conference Room
201 W. Water Street
Piqua, Ohio 45356

This meeting is open to the public as an opportunity to speak on the recommendations and suggestions addressed by the Tree Committee. If an individual is unable to attend the public meeting a written statement may be submitted to the Tree Committee at the address listed above.

Please contact this office if you have any questions pertaining to this public notice.

Bob Graeser
City of Piqua



October Planning Meeting Cancellation Notice

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 No Comments


Please be advised of the cancellation of an upcoming scheduled meeting of the City of Piqua Planning Commission due to a lack of business.

TIME: 6:00 P.M.
DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
LOCATION: Commission Chambers, Municipal Government Complex
201 W. Water Street

Please contact this office if you have any questions pertaining to this matter.

Christopher W. Schmiesing
City Planner



Golf Advisory Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 No Comments


Please be advised of the cancellation of an upcoming scheduled meeting of the City of Piqua Golf Advisory Board.

TIME: 4:00 PM

DATE: Thursday, September 28th

LOCATION: Echo Hills Golf Course
2100 Echo Lake Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356

Please contact this office if you have any questions pertaining to this public notice.

Chip Fox
Golf Professional
City of Piqua

Public Notice: Notice of Piqua City Commission – Special Meeting

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 No Comments



Notice is hereby given that Piqua City Commission has scheduled a coffee meeting with the Piqua Police Department and Staff.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM and will be held at the Municipal Government Complex/Police Department located at 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio.



City of Piqua Water Treatment Plant Grand Opening

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 No Comments



The City of Piqua invites the community to come to the Grand Opening of the Water Treatment Plant on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a short dedication ceremony that will be followed by public tours of the facility.

For more information, please contact Don Freisthler at 937-778-2090.




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