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Van Dell’s to return; show benefits YMCA Annual Campaign

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The Van Dell’s are returning — and tickets are going fast.With a show designed to please audiences of all ages, The Van-Dells, “The Nation’s #1 Rock & Roll Review,” are coming to Preble County later this month as part of a benefit concert for the second consecutive year.The second annual Sweet Carole-line Memorial Concert will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Eaton Community Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Preble County YMCA Annual Campaign. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.The show is in memory of Carole (Caylor) Smith, who was a life-long Van-Dells fan, said her daughter Edie Steel.


ODNR to recognize conservation leaders in agriculture

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2014 Conservation Farm Family Awards.“Many Ohio farmers are committed to conservation, and we want to honor them for efforts they have made to protect Ohio’s natural resources,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “With these awards, ODNR is able to recognize farmers who have taken extra steps toward protecting the land...

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Reid’s April Ambassador ‘provides a breath of fresh air’

Deanna Raper, Reid Hospital’s April Ambassador, has been a Reid team member for over 11 years in the Respiratory Care department. She is currently a clinical instructor for Respiratory Care and has been a respiratory therapist for 26 years. Deanna previously worked at the Children’s Hospital in Dayton, University of Kentucky Medical Hospital and McCullough-Hyde Hospital. She received her in training respiratory care from the Kettering College of Medical Arts.

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Library news

One-on-one helpNeed some help with that job search, navigating that new tablet, basic computer instruction, or (just about) anything? The Preble County District Library has the ‘Book a Librarian’ program. Call 937-456-5562 to schedule an appointment with the Reference Librarian. Appointments are available every Monday in April at 4 or 5 p.m.‘The Big Read’ book discussion

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Commissioners approve new zoning for vacant property

Last week, Preble County Commissioners heard a zoning case which will bring new business to the now-vacant former Carter Lumber facility in Eaton.Greg O’Connor spoke on behalf of the industrial rental property, south of Eaton, owned by Carter Jones. The property is currently classified as Agricultural Business, and requested to become a Limited Industrial District.MSD Environmental, the lessee of the property, is a water filtration company which would be utilizing ...

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TVS discusses school calendar, wellness program

The Twin Valley Community Local School Board of Education met Monday, March 24, to discuss make up missed school days due to inclement-weather, school lunch policy, and the 2014-2015 school calendar.Superintendent Dr. Clint Moore discussed the plan for calamity make-up days for 2014.“Basically we just tacked on another day at the end. You had to use four contingency plan days before you could accept four additional waived days,” said Moore. The school distric...

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Campbell named Hoosier Educator of the Year

Kathy Campbell, Ivy Tech Community College Richmond associate professor of Early Childhood Education and School of Education Preschool Coordinator, received the Hoosier Educator of the Year Award at the recent Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) annual conference in Indianapolis.

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Downtown Eaton, Inc. planning events for 2014

Downtown Eaton Inc. will continue to sponsor a number of community events in 2014, as well as the Adopt-a-Pot program.During the week of May 19, before Memorial Day, 24 beautiful pots of flowers will brighten the downtown area. The pots are sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Jim Simon of Simon Insurance Agency in Eaton has sponsored a pot for years.“It really brightens the downtown – It tells people, ‘we’re here, we̵...

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DeWine affirms plan to appeal impending same-sex marriage ruling

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said his office plans to appeal an upcoming ruling declaring Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black announced on Friday that he will issue his ruling by April 14.“My job as Attorney General is to defend Ohio law, whether I agree with it or not - and I happen to agree here - and that’s what I’m going to do,” said DeWine.DeWine was speaking before the Vandalia...

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Volunteer of the Year Award presented to Steel

The YMCA of Greater Dayton recently recognized Edie Steel as the Preble County YMCA Volunteer of the Year.Steel’s involvement at the Preble County YMCA epitomizes the Y’s saying, “We can do so much more because of you,” according to officials.“Her heart for helping others and her advocacy for making the Y available to all is an inspiration.”Steel has served as a volunteer on the Preble Y Board for nine years. Last spring she...

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AKC Dog Show planned

The Fort St. Clair Kennel Club is holding its annual AKC licensed dog show on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, at the Preble County Fairgrounds.Show hours extend from 7 a.m. each day to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday.Along with breed competition both days, there will be “Best Brace” in show competition, Parade of the Best Veterans in Breed and Lure Coursing: Coursing ability test will take place Sunday afternoon.The club is also h...

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‘Fairy Garden’ new entry available for fair

Are you a flower lover, have a green thumb, rather work in the dirt then about anything else? Well, then, you may want to participate in the Floral Department shows at the Preble County Fair.The Preble County Fair’s Floral Department is fully engaged in helping plan and produce a fantastic Floral Show at this year’s fair.There are no fees per entry for the two Flower Shows, held on Saturday and Wednesday of the fair, and you don’t have to know what you ...

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Lakengren news

Today (this article is written seven days before publication), it is raining with a forecast of rain for Friday, also. Do we want green grass, trees and flowers in Lakengren this spring and summer? You bet, so we must enjoy the raindrops that Mother Nature provides.Women’s Club TraveledLast Wednesday, a couple dozen members of the Lakengren Women’s Club motored to Springboro to enjoy a stage play at the La Comedia Dinner Theatre. You could se...

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The Scoop

“Carry His Cross”The Gratis Community Council of Churches will again this year carry the cross as a symbol of this Easter season. On Friday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the procession will start at the First Brethren Church, travel south on 122 to Mack Street passing Harvest International Church and ending at the Church of the Brethren. All are invited to attend the ceremony.Spaghetti a successThe 2nd Annual ...

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May 4 brings Herb Faire to PCHS

The 2014 Herb of the Year, Artemisia, will be featured at the Sunday, May 4 Herb Faire, hosted by the Herb Society of the Preble County Historical Society.Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Rd., Eaton, the Herb Faire will host the ever-popular herb plants sales, herbal related educational programs, relaxing music, and healthy food selections in the Carriage House Cafe.

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Business news

Elegant Iron Studios, located on South Preble County Line Road in West Alexandria, has won an awards for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).The event was open to over 500 member firms throughout the U.S. and in seven foreign countries.Elegant Iron Studios received a Gold award in “Interior Railings - Ferrous, Nonforged” and a Bronze award in “Unusual O...

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Public records

Eaton Municipal CourtThe follow cases were filed in the Eaton Municipal Court during the month of March.Criminal: 76, DUIs: 20, Other Traffic: 330, Civil: 55.Small Claims: 8, Felonies: 20, New Garnishments: 14, Total: 525.Traffic/Criminal Distribution: Distribution to City of Eaton: $65,263.87, Distribution to Preble County Auditor: $18,550.50, Distribution to State of Ohio: $24,709, Distribution to all other Agencies: $861.48, Tota...

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Senior Edition

Tribute artist and singing impersonator Marv Reier will perform on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. Join us for a Legends in Concert musical journey with Marv, a man with many unforgettable voices. From your favorite Gospel, Oldies, Country and Motown tunes to Rock-n-Roll, Doo Wop, Comedy and Rock-a-Billy, you are assured to be entertained in great style. Admission is $5 at the door.

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