News briefs


Road closing

Beginning Aug. 31, at 7:30 a.m., Concord Road will be closed between Wyatt Road and Concord Fairhaven Road for approximately nine weeks for a full bridge replacement. This closure will begin at Box # 6323 and end at Box # 6777. This will be closed to all traffic. Stay updated on this closure at

Gasper Township mtg.

The Gasper Twp. Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose is to bring health care policies in compliance with federal law. The meeting will be held at the fire house located at 4195 Paint Creek Rd., Eaton.

BOE office closed

The Preble County Board of Elections office will be closed Thursday, Aug. 27, due to staff attendance at a district meeting. The office will reopen for business Friday, Aug. 28, at 8 a.m.

Pigs & Produce

The Farmer’s Market will hold their yearly Oinkers for Art on Saturday, Aug. 29. Pigs will be painted thanks to the Preble County Visual Arts Center and the Preble County Pork Festival. Come support your local farmers and witness local talent at work. It will be held on the corner of Somers and Barron St. from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Pork Festival Parade

Entries are being accepted for the 2015 Preble County Pork Festival Parade in Eaton. The parade commences at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Parade applications are available on the website at Applications can be submitted by email at [email protected] or my mailing to Preble County Pork Festival, Attn: Parade Committee, PO Box 818, Eaton, OH 45320. Deadline is Sept. 4.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest

The Kiwanis of West Alexandria will be hosting the West Alexandria Oktoberfest again this year on Saturday, Oct. 10. Many of the same vendors and exhibits will be back, with also some new ones. The opening parade starts at 11 a.m. and Carrieann Marit, one of the meteorologists at WHIO-TV in Dayton, will be the grand marshal.

Carrieann serves as the weather team leader, over-sees daily operations and manages larger weather projects within the company. She also delivers weather reports on several local radio stations and writes for the Dayton Daily News. She is a graduate of Twin Valley South High School and lives with her husband and two young sons in Preble County.

Eaton Paving Project:

A paving contractor working for the city will be paving six streets during the course of the next several weeks as part of the annual street improvements. The affected streets are: Evergreen, Elmwood, Amelia, Frederick, Woodale, and Apple.

Later this summer, Barron Street will be paved through an Ohio Department of Transportation project. This project will go from the north corporation limit to the south corporation limit. The project is scheduled sometime before Sept. 25.

Camden Craft Club Breakfast

Every third Saturday from 7-11 a.m., there will be an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast in the Camden Masonic Dining Room (above the Camden library). The meal will consist of sausage, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, apples, potato casserole, orange juice, and coffee. The meal will cost $6 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. A chairlift is available on location to help attendees reach the second floor.

PCSWD meetings

Third Wednesday of each Month- The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors conducts monthly board meetings at 7 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Preble SWCD Office, 1651 N. Barron St., Eaton. Meeting dates for 2015 will be: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16.

PCDL meetings

The Preble County District Library Board of Trustees 2015 meeting dates are as follows: Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. All meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. at the PCDL Administration Office, located at 450 S. Barron St. in Eaton.

TCN meetings

The Tri-County North Board of Education has announced that the regular board meetings for 2015 will be at 7:30 p.m. each month in the Tri-County North Lecture Room. The meeting dates are as follows: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.

Twin Township meetings

The Board of Twin Township Trustees will have their regular monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings will be at 1251 Ohio 503 North in West Alexandria at 6 p.m. Notices of any special, emergency or executive meetings will be posted at the Township House on the bulletin board at the front of the building. The public is welcome to attend the meetings.

Drug recovery

The 7-Pillars Drug Recovery Program will meet at 7 p.m. each Monday night at 705 N. Barron Street in Eaton. For more information, call 1-801-SET-FREE.

Parkinson’s Support Group

A new Parkinson’s Support group is being created, and meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Eaton Senior Center, 800 E. St. Clair Street. Contact Jim Straszheim, 937-456-6352 or 937-456-4947 for additional information.

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