News briefs


Road closure

Beginning April 4, Gray Road will be closed between Box # 8995 Gray Road and Fairhaven College Corner Road for approximately four weeks for a complete bridge replacement. This will be closed to all traffic. Stay updated on this closure by visiting the website at

BOE official canvass

The Preble County Board of Elections began the Official Canvass of the March 15, 2016 Primary Election on Monday, March 28, and will certify the 2016 Primary Election on Monday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. The board will also conduct regular business meetings on April 4. The meetings will be held in the board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

Sweet Carole-line Memorial

The 4th annual Sweet Carole-line Memorial Concert featuring the famous Van Dells will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Eaton Community Schools Performing Arts Center. They will be presenting an all new show with comedy, choreography, and all the greatest hits. Tickets are reserved seating for $18, and proceeds benefit the Preble County YMCA Annual Campaign. Get tickets today at the Preble County YMCA, by phone at 937-248-6924, or online at

Tornado siren testing

Monthly tornado siren testing will occur on Wednesday, April 6, weather permitting. Sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, unless severe weather prohibits it. If severe weather prohibits testing, the test will not occur until the following month. Testing is done March through November of each year.

WAFD Pancake Breakfast

The West Alexandria Fire Department will host a free pancake breakfast at their fire house on Saturday, April 2. The meal starts at 8 a.m. and all residents are invited to the event.

Jon Falk Book Presentation in Oxford

Jon Falk, author of the book “Forty Years in the Big House” which reveals what it has been like to be the equipment manager for the University of Michigan Wolverines for forty years, will hold a presentation at Talawanda High School auditorium on April 10 starting at 2 p.m. The author will present his book, take questions and be available for book signing. Tickets are $15, at the door, or from Margi Moul, 513-280-6115. For more information, check it out on Facebook: An Afternoon with Author Jon Falk.

Northwest Fire and EMS fundraiser

Northwest Fire and EMS is conducting a fund drive. Representatives will be going door to door contacting homes throughout their protection area asking for a $20 donation. These donations will be used to purchase needed equipment in order to update and improve our service to the community, each household or business

Hunter education offered

A Home Study Hunter Education course is being offered Saturday, April 2, at Twin Valley Rod & Gun Club, beginning at 9 a.m. To register, call teh Division of Wildlife at 1-800-945-3543 or visit Students 17 and younger must be a resident of Ohio and complete review questions to gain entry to the course. This work can be done in a student manual or through chapters and downloaded chapter reviews. Those 18 and older must be a resident of Ohio and present a picture ID proving age and residency. Chapter reviews are not required for 18 and older.

Park District meeting

The Preble County Park District’s April meeting has been changed to Friday, April 8, at 9 a.m. in the Eaton City Building on Maple Street. The public is welcome to attend.

TVS kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the Twin Valley Community Local Schools will be held April 4-8. Contact the elementary school office with any questions, 937-839-4315.

Spring cleanup

Spring cleanup for senior citizens is available from the Senior Home Repair Program of the HIT Foundation, April 12-13. Rain date is April 14. Call 937-472-0500 to request help with yard clean-up, painting, and other odd jobs. Services are free to seniors.

Senior citizen dinner

Twin Valley South High School, with the financial support of four local service organizations, will be sponsoring a senior citizen dinner on Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free to all senior citizens in the Twin Valley Community Local School District. Reservations may be made by calling the school office at 839-4693 or 839-4688. The deadline for reservations is Monday, April 25. Entertainment will be provided following the dinner. The service groups making the dinner possible are the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Coterie Club, West Alex Lions Club, and West Alex Kiwanis Club.

Folk & Fancy

The EACC is gearing up for the spring Folk & Fancy concert, which will be held in the Eaton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. All interested singers in the area are invited to sing in this organization. No audition is required. The choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Eaton High School vocal music room until the concert in May. For more information, all interested singers should contact Jay Conard [email protected] or Linda Walker at 456-6510.

Vaccines for Children program changes

As of Jan. 1, Preble County Public Health will no longer be able to provide state purchased vaccine to those individuals covered by commercial insurance policies. The department will continue to vaccinate these individuals but at a higher cost due to having to purchase the vaccine, according to officials. The Preble County Public Health Immunization Clinic is able to bill Anthem, UMR, United Healthcare, Medical Mutual, Medicaid and the Medicaid Managed Care Plans.

Call the Immunization Clinic at 937-472-0087 for more information.

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