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Pork Festival set for weekend

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EATON — This weekend marks the 43rd year for the pork extravaganza known as the Preble County Pork Festival. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, and promises to bring all the pig-related food and fun — as well as one of the country’s largest craft shows — to the fairgrounds in Eaton.Since 1971, the Preble Co. Pork Festival has been held the third full weekend in September at the Preble County Fairgrounds, all thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers. Admission and parking are free.A la carte food items, like fresh grilled pork chops, ham, pulled pork and sausage sandwiches are available, and for lunch and supper there is also the ever-popular pork chop smorgasbord, complete with side items and pie galore.


Two in Ohio 122 crash removed by CareFlight

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Captain Dean Miller of the Preble County Sheriff’s Office reports four people have been transported to area hospitals, two via CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, following a two-vehicle crash on Ohio 122 this evening, Friday, Sept. 19.One vehicle held three people, the other two. According to Miller, a VW Beetle convertible heading northbound attempted to pass a semi and hit the second vehicle, which was traveling southbound, head-on. All p...

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Friday Night Football - Week 4

Friday Night Football - Week 4Franklin 28, Eaton 20Preble Shawnee 43, Madison 33Tri-County North 41, Mississiniwa Valley 0Twin Valley South 35, Ansonia 15

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An interview with Eaton’s head coach Ron Neanen

Eaton lost last week to Talawanda 27-10 after taking a 10-7 lead into halftime. The Eagles are now 1-2 on the year and open up league play with Franklin tonight at 7 p.m.

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Local woman to compete on finale of ‘Wizard Wars’

Shayna Reed from Eaton will be competing in the magician competition series Wizard Wars on their season one finale on Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. on Syfy.In the competition, magicians must win the approval of the judges with original magic using only random everyday objects.Each episode has two teams of magicians competing with a certain amount of time to make up an original act. The winning team will compete against the expert “home team” of magicians for a...

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An interview with Preble Shawnee’s head coach Matt Hopkins

Preble Shawnee will look to rebound after losing their first game of the season last week. The Arrows will host Madison tonight at 7. The two teams play for the ‘Totem Pole’ trophy.Here is my interview with head coach Matt Hopkins.

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An interview with Twin Valley South’s head coach Tyler Cates

Twin Valley South is coming off a come-from-behind victory over Cross County Conference rival National Trail. The Panthers are 2-0 and will be hosting Ansonia this Friday, Sept. 19.

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High school sports results from Sept. 18

SWBL Golf tournament at Beechwood Golf CourseTeam Results: 1. Oakwood 310; 2. Bellbrook 316; 3. Eaton 332Boys SoccerMonroe 2, Eaton 0Twin Valley South 4, National Trail 0Girls SoccerMonroe 9, Eaton 0Preble Shawnee 2, Carlisle 0Girls TennisPreble Shawnee 5, Wayne 01. B. Hubbard d. Pitt, 6-0 6-2; 2. A. Hubbard d. Miller...

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An interview with National Trail’s head coach Tony Sonsini

National Trail has started off the season 0-3, losing to Preble Shawnee, Miami East, and Twin Valley South.They were scheduled to play Bradford this week, but due to Bradford’s varsity season being cancelled, they will play non-conference opponent Middletown Christian on Saturday afternoon.

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Diabetes support group meeting set

EATON — A Diabetes Support Group meeting is held at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. After an August summer break, the meeting will resume on Sept. 18.The meetings are planned to offer support and information to those with diabetes and to share experiences with others. A Certified Diabetes Educator from Wayne Healthcare, Greenville, conducts the meeting. The topic for September is “Planning...

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Eaton tennis goes 0-3 on week

EATON — The Eaton girls tennis team finished the week 0-3, playing against two non-conference opponents before playing Soutwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division foe Valley View.The girls started out their week traveling to Carlisle on Tuesday, Sept. 9 where they lost 0-5.Here are the results:Singles:1) Ferguson d. Tess Flynn (E) 6-2, 6-22) McClure d. Kaitlyn Mt. Castle (E) 3-6, 6-2, 10-13) Bailey d. Rebecca Wolf (E...

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Eagles host Eaton Invite

EATON — Eaton hosted the Eaton Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fort St. Clair.“I just have a great group of parents that work very hard. We start planning for this several months back. Labor Day weekend we put up all the fencing. It’s a big undertaking,” said Eaton’s head coach Randy McKinney. “It’s a big race. It’s something we have to work on and hop on race day. I just have a great support staff that helps me get it done....

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TVS rallies to 28-21 victory

NEW PARIS — There are certain moments from high school student-athletes will carry with them for a long time.Last Friday night, Sept. 12, Twin Valley South’s football team made one of those moments for their players, coaches and fans alike, when they rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit. The Panthers scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 28-21 victory over National Trail in the Cross County Conference opener for South.

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Senior Edition

EATON — We are celebrating National Senior Center month at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, using the 2014 theme Experts at Living Well. Senior Centers provide a vital service in our communities. Across the country nearly 11,000 senior centers serve 1 million older adults each day, making them one of the most widely used services among America’s older adults. Senior centers serve as a hub for older adults - connecting them to indispensable service...

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Making corporate taxes fair, competitive

WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home for tax purposes.In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,” corporations shift their headquarters overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. They avoid paying their fair share of taxes by designating the...

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North topples Arcanum, 40-13; now 3-0

ARCANUM – Tri-County North left little doubt who was going home with a victory on Friday night, Sept. 12.The Panthers, who were playing on the road for the first time in the 2014 season, trounced host Arcanum 40-13 behind the three-touchdown performance of junior Garrett Woodyard.The Trojans, who lost to perennial CCC power Covington last week 14-7, had high hopes of providing a stiff test for North.That never materialized.North, now 3-0 overa...

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Preble County Stingrays offer thanks

Editor:The 2014 Preble County Stingrays Swim team would like to thank the following sponsors: Chrismer Agency, Dr. Allen Ferguson, Simon Insurance Agency, Henny Penny Corporation, Miami Valley Vision Care, Swimville, Timken Steel, Town and Country Veterinary Clinic, First Impression Wear, Dr. David Sikora, DDS, Inc, LCNB National Bank, Dr. Mark S. Vosler, Michael W. Brock Contracting L.L.C., Pat Taylor Photography, House Family Landscaping and Lawn LLC, David L Biggs Insurance Agen...

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TVS, TCN square off in volleyball

WEST ALEXANDRIA – In the Battle of Ohio 503, Twin Valley South volleyball was able to take down rival Tri-County North, remaining unbeaten and increasing their record to 9-0 (4-0).The South Panthers were able to win in four sets, beating North 25-15, 22-25, 25-9, and 25-19.Leading the way for South was Taylor Kirkpatrick with six aces and 32 assists, Delaney Adams with one ace, six digs, and two kills, and Caitlyn Meyers with 16 kills. Myland Crews also added two a...

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