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BWF brightens weekend

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CAMDEN —The Black Walnut Festival in Camden wrapped up fall festival season on Sunday, Oct. 19, closing the 27th annual event on a sunny day that brought out many craft shoppers to roam the festival’s booths.As always, the Black Walnut Festival included activities for young and old alike, including the traditional parade, musical entertainment, a petting zoo provided by Valley Exotics, and more.Donations made by the Black Walnut Festival Committee support the Camden Police Department, Camden Fire & Rescue Squad, Camden parks, Camden Beautification Committee, scholarships for Preble Shawnee High School, planters and flowers in town, Christmas decorations and lights in town, town signs, and street flags, according to committee chair Andrew Groh.


The Rivalry - interviews with the players

PREBLE COUNTY — We spoke with Colton Booth and Blake Lawson from North as well as Wes Cole and Anthony Augspurger from South about the spirit of the rivalry as well as what it’s like to play in a game of this magnitude. The winner of this week’s contest will secure at least a share of the Cross County Conference title. The game is at North on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.Here is the interview:

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TVS handles Buccs, 41-14

WEST ALEXANDRIA —Tyler Cates was smiling from ear-to-ear last Friday night.And for good reason.His Twin Valley South Panthers had just released 15 years of built up frustration on the Covington Buccs all in one night.South toppled what has been the “perennial super power” of Cross County Conference in dominating fashion, in front of home crowd, on Friday, Oct. 17, 41-14.

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Arrows top TCN to reach sectional final

CAMDEN — One thing was certain when Preble Shawnee hosted Tri-County North in a Division III girls sectional soccer game Saturday, Oct. 18 – a Preble County team was going to play for a sectional championship this week.Top-seeded Preble Shawnee got a pair of goals from freshman Alyssa Davidson and the Arrow defense was solid as they ended one of the best seasons in TCN history with a 4-1 win.With the win, Shawnee advanced to the sectional final against Tipp C...

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TVS loses in sectional finals

TROY – Twin Valley South’s volleyball team fell to state powerhouse Jackson Center in three sets (25-4, 25-17, 25-10) on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the sectional final.The loss ends their season.The Panthers were able to beat Southeastern in five sets (26-24, 25-10, 10-25, 20-25, 15-5) on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the second round, setting up the final matchup.“It feels pretty good considering we haven’t been here in quite a few years. It’...

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Shawnee loses to Miami East in heartbreaker

BROOKVILLE – Preble Shawnee’s season ended in their first playoff game against Miami East in five sets (25-17, 24-26, 25-21, 20-25, 12-15). The matchup came after the Arrows received a first round bye.Their sectional consisted of Miami East, who won the Cross County Conference, and Dixie, who won the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Buckeye Division.

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Trail wins fifth straight

NEW PARIS – National Trail’s football team won its fifth straight game, upending Bethel 35-21 during a Homecoming matchup which included extremely windy conditions on Friday, Oct. 17.“I’m very happy with the team’s effort. We’ve won five in a row now, so that’s always a positive thing,” said Trail head coach Tony Sonsini.Trail jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, when Griffin connected with Phillip White and Kyle...

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Shawnee boys still rebuilding, show improvement

NEW LEBABON – After two winless seasons, Preble Shawnee came close to winning their first round playoff match against conference foe Dixie.The Greyhounds were able to score off a penalty kick in the second overtime, however, ending the Arrows’ season on Monday, Oct. 13.This season, the Arrows saw much improvement over a program that had struggled to win games, however. They finished with three wins and a tie, ending the year at 3-10-2 (1-5-2 SWBL)....

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Mayor violated ORC

NEW PARIS — Last month, New Paris Mayor Rick Van Winkle agreed to a settlement with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Van Winkle had been under investigation for ethics violations stemming from receiving public services and public property for his own use.According to a report issued by AG Mike DeWine on Sept. 23, the Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Ethics Commission opened the investigation when it was alleged Van Winkle’s private business had...

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Indictments issued by grand jury

EATON — A Preble County grand jury issued the following indictments during its Monday, Oct. 6, session:Samantha Ann Wilkie, 1507 Lewisburg Western Road, Lewisburg, burglary and theft; Nichole L. Sherer, 453 Jamesway Drive, Eaton, aggravated possession of drugs; Andrew L. Parker, 203 Enterprise Rd., Gratis, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, theft; William C. Miller, 805 NW 5th St., Richmond, Indiana, burglary and theft from an elderly person; Jesse P. Chagdes, ...

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Holidays heading to Preble County

PREBLE COUNTY — The holidays start at Thanksgiving in Preble County, kicking off with Eaton’s White Christmas event.EatonDowntown Eaton Inc. sponsors “White Christmas” on Nov. 28, 2014 (the Friday after Thanksgiving) in downtown Eaton.

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Area runners compete at districts, move on

ENGLEWOOD – All four area cross country teams competed in the district tournament held at the Miami Valley Career Technical Center on Saturday, Oct. 18.The area teams which qualified for the regional tournament were Eaton girls, National Trail boys and girls, and Twin Valley South girls.For the Eaton girls, Taylor Broermann placed third overall in her race, finishing with a time of 19:04 and Morgan Evans placed eighth with a time of 20:23.Rounding out th...

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

PREBLE COUNTY — Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive, repeated behavior that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power or strength. It is often aggressive, intentional and repeated over time. Just a few decades ago, most bullying recorded by researchers was physical in nature. Today, bullying takes different forms. While physical bullying is still classified as a type, there are three more. Verbal, social and cyber are now included and sometimes difficult to determine.Ve...

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Lessons learned now help mold players for the future

Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That’s what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering.Nothing — or no one — should be above the safety of students. To condone the alleged actions of players through inaction would be a travesty. For others not to use this lesson to reflect on their own teams would be a lost opportunity....

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Senior Edition

EATON — Friday at the Movies takes place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31, at the Preble County Senior Center. The feature film is an all-time thriller, Halloween. This 1978 American independent film stars Donald Pleasence, and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. Prior to the movie we will have a Halloween Costume Contest at noon with prizes for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Unique, and Judge’s Choice. Between 10:30 a.m. noon you will be able to go “trick or treating” in the Counci...

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West Alexandria News

Birthdays: Heather Lunsford, Jack Walker, Forest “Red” Rivers, Tyler Loxley, Laini Ferriell, Zayne Morris, Brenda Wright, Dan Snider, Adara Suggs, Cheryl Samson, Mattie Shockey, Jeremy Mohr, Karen Maalouf, Austin Hansford, Maggie CornettAnniversaries: Steve and Darlene Milliken, Mic and Melissa Johnson, Chris and Tonya WoodsTVSE PTO SpooktacularAll TVS Elementary students are invited to The Richmon...

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Winter Crisis program to begin

PREBLE COUNTY — The Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area will again provide emergency energy payment assistance this winter for eligible households. The Winter Crisis Program begins Saturday, Nov. 1, and continues through Tuesday, March 31, 2015, or until funds are depleted. Customers will be seen beginning Monday, Nov. 3.

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Commissioners discuss past, future of PC Development Partnership

EATON — The Board of Preble County Commissioners had a conference call with Rob Radcliff of Resource Development Group to discuss the Preble County Development Partnership and how it has been doing during the past few years.Commissioners Chris Day and David Wesler both said they think the partnership is headed down the right track and Commissioner Denise Robertson said she is pretty neutral, but is leaning more toward the right track than the wrong track.Radcliff a...

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