LOCAL BRIEFS


Sugartree seeks non-perishable donations

Sugartree Ministry is entering its 17th year as a ministry and works with more than 30 churches, serving six hot meals a week and handing out groceries to 150 families a week at 180 E. Main St., Wilmington. They also reach out to the broken and addicted through recovery meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. Men that are homeless on the streets can stay at their men’s emergency shelter. The coffee house is open in the evenings to provide a safe environment and place to relax and have a freshly roasted cup of coffee.

Sugartree Ministry is currently in need of non-perishable foods. Donations can be made during the hours between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or make an appointment by calling 937-382-8359.

Dinners are served Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 6-7 p.m., lunches Wednesdays noon-1 p.m. and groceries Thursdays noon-1 p.m. For more information, you can also go to www.sugartree.org.

Locals graduate from Wittenberg

Wittenberg University in Springfield celebrated the Class of 2015 during the 170th year commencement exercises May 16. Local graduates include: Brittany Barrett of Blanchester, Bachelor of Arts in Education; Joshua Criss of Blanchester, Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science; Madison Law of Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts in English; and Austin Miller of New Vienna, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.