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OAG DeWine’s wife pays visit to Eaton

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EATON — Fran DeWine, wife of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, stopped at the Eaton Place to chat with Sheriff Michael Simpson on Thursday, Aug. 21.DeWine and Simpson were also joined by Magistrate Jenifer Overmyer and Preble County Republican Central Committee representative Stephanie Garrett.The stop was part of Fran DeWine’s 88-county campaign tour. DeWine said she’s made it about a quarter of the way around Ohio thus far.“I’m going to really have to step it up after Labor Day,” DeWine joked. “I especially love going to the smaller counties and the ones further away from home. It’s kind of fun to do it.”

 

High school sports results for Aug. 27

Wednesday’s resultsBoys’ GolfCarlisle 192, Preble Shawnee 209 Low medalist for Preble Shawnee was Kyle Fryer with a 41.Girls’ TennisPreble Shawnee 4, Franklin 11. B. Hubbard (PS) d. Kitchen, 6-3 6-0; 2. A. Hubbard (PS) d. Morris, 6-0 6-0; 3. Akers (F) d. K. Quillen, 6-1 6-3; 1. S. Quillen/Curtis (PS) d....

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EHS: playoffs is goal

EATON — Eaton football and winning football games seemingly go hand-in-hand. After a 7-3 season last year though, the Eagles just missed out on the post-season.“Anytime we don’t make the playoffs, we’re disappointed. Anytime we don’t win the league, we’re disappointed. Those are our goals every year: win the Southwestern Buckeye League and qualify for the playoffs,” said head coach Ron Neanen.It’s been a three-year playoff ...

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Sheriff warns of telephone scam

PREBLE COUNTY — Sheriff Mike Simpson is warning area residents regarding a telephone scam that has begun in parts of Ohio.A caller will contact a resident, identifies himself or herself as a Deputy Sheriff from a particular county, and tells the resident they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear in a court case.The caller tells the resident that this can be taken care of by posting bond over the telephone, that the “failure to appear” c...

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‘64 Eagles to celebrate 50th

EATON — Friday night the high school football season kicks off in Preble County and around the state.At Eaton, the opening night may be a bit more special than most opening nights.This season marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Eagles, who finished with a 5-4-1 record and gave the school some added prestige in the Southwestern Buckeye League after several years of finishing near the bottom.One of the keys to that season was a first-year head coach by ...

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Addressing infant mortality

According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year. It’s unthinkable. And each year in the U.S., there are more than 4,600 sudden unexpected infant deaths. What’s worse – Ohio is near the bottom compared with other states, ranking 48th in the nation for infant mortality and 50th for infant mortal...

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PREBLE COUNTY — Becky Sorrell, Jobs and Family Services director, says her agency needs about $180,000 in additional funding to be able to pay for the placements of children and cover costs until the end of 2014.Sorrell presented her monthly report at the Preble County Commissioners’ Monday, Aug. 18, meeting.Children Services currently has about 111 children in open cases, 16 are in permanent custody, 70 in temporary custody, seven in Planned Permanent Living...

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Things to remember as they head back to school

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column:With school starting back up for most students in our area, there are a few things I’d like you to keep in mind this year.If you’re a high school junior in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District who is interested in attending a Military Service Academy, you have until Friday, Oct. 31, to apply for a nomination from my office. Call 513-779-5400 for more in...

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EATON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week announced a lawsuit against Abraham Jaros, of New Carlisle, for failing to deliver garbage collection services after accepting upfront payments from consumers. More than 600 individuals are believed to have been affected.“Many of these consumers thought they were entering into an agreement with a reputable local business,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Instead, they ended up with trash sitting outside thei...

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Not living up to responsibilities

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do to help. And while I was happy to see how much progress we are making in the Buckeye State, it was also apparent to me that the federal government isn’t living up to its responsibilities—either...

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Eaton Fire/EMS update provided

EATON — At the Aug. 18 Eaton City Council meeting, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division Chief Jack Royer updated members on the past year’s activities within his division.Royer said the past winter was horrible for the department and said they had to battle various emergencies throughout the past 12 months.There were two kitchen fires at 621 Cedar Circle within a three-month period. Royer said after these two fires, his division had the opportunity to...

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A Day at the Lake: Preble SWCD annual mtg. set

HUESTON WOODS — The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be celebrating 65 years of conservation with an annual meeting filled with food, pontoon boat rides on Acton Lake, supervisor voting, and fun for the whole family on Sept. 4.The best part is that this meeting will be free of charge to all those who attend. In honor of the 65th Anniversary of the Preble SWCD, all events, including a pulled pork dinner served by Bear Paw Catering, will be enjoyed at no ...

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Senior Edition

The Preble County Senior Center hosted a homemade Dessert Bake-Off on Monday, Aug. 18. Eleven participants each made one dessert. The judges had a very hard time selecting the winners in five categories. All the desserts were outstanding, but the prize winners were: Lois Pierce/Cookies (Chocolate); Betty Teaford/Pie (Coconut Cream); Diane Miller/Best Other (Candy); Pam League Day/Cake (Orange Pineapple); and Jo Ann Hoffman/Best Overall (Baklava). It was a “delicious” day.

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National Trail students to receive laptops

NEW PARIS — Starting this school year, each National Trail High School student will receive a laptop.Two years ago, National Trail implemented a tablet initiative with the help of a $138,000 2012 Blended Learning Grant through eTech Ohio to get seven and eight-inch Android tablets for high school students.This school year, National Trail received 500 free laptops through the Department of Defense Computers for Learning Program and Technology Coordinator Brian Pool ...

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Cobblestone Trail construction under way

EATON — JP Frizzell Construction LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony for Cobblestone Trail Subdivision on East Avenue in Eaton, on Monday, June 23, to begin the construction of their new 55-and-over development.Cobblestone Trail subdivision will be a 55-and-older condominium project. Plans include one and two family units with membership through a condominium association. This development is being offered to serve the ever-increasing demand for new, quality, easily maintained ...

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Updates given on recycling, landfill

EATON —Recycling and the landfill were topics of a Wednesday, Aug. 13, meeting of the Preble County Commissioners.Commissioners met with Preble County Sanitary Engineer Randy Gilbert and Preble County Solid Waste Management District Assistant Director Beth Wright, as well as Landfill Manager David Wilson.Wright said during the recent Preble County Fair about 300 less people attended than last year. Three-quarters of a ton of recyclables were collected in recycle bi...

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Start the school year off right: get up to date on vaccines

Back-to-school season is here for Preble County, and that means parents are out getting supplies, new clothes and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.Unvaccinated children are at increased risk for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. They also may spread such diseases which are serious or potentially life-threatening for high-risk individuals such as infants who are too you...

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Arrows seeking ‘4-peat’

CAMDEN — Preble Shawnee’s volleyball team looks to be dominant once again this upcoming season.The Arrows have won the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Buckeye Division the past three years and seem to be poised for a fourth.They return seven players from last year’s squad, including five seniors.The seniors are led by Abby Woodard, Emma Walker, Adrianna Moore, Erica Halcomb, and Sidney Hibbard.Sophomore Elise Walker, junior Mad...

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