News briefs


Road closure

Stephens Road will be closed for approximately 5 weeks (until Oct. 26,) beginning Monday, Sept. 25, beginning at Shurley Road and ending at Monroe Central Road, due to a culvert replaement. No traffic will be permitted.

PCESC meeting change

The September regular monthly meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble County Educational Service Center, Conference Room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting will be for all regular general purposes.

Brethren Heritage Center to host book talk

The Brethren Heritage Center, Brookside Plaza, 428 N Wolf Creek Brookville, will hold a book talk on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2-3:30 p.m. Phyllis Hochstetler will discuss the book Behind Barbed Wire and High Fences. The book was written by Hochstetler’s mother, Helen Frances Buehl Angeny to tell her story of a 3-year imprisonment and rescue from a Japanese prisoner of war camp during WWII. Angeny was serving as a missionary in China at the time. This book talk is free and open to the public. Limited handicap parking is located in the lot behind the Brookside Plaza Center. Regular parking is available in the main plaza front lot. The front entrance is clearly marked and located between Family Dollar and the gun shop.

Road closure

Darke-Preble County Line Road between mailboxes 4722 and 6806 is closed beginning at Ohio 503 and ending at Rockridge Road for approximately 8 weeks (until Oct. 12) for a full bridge replacement. There will be no traffic permitted. For additional information contact the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.

Perry Township to hold

BZA appeals hearing

A public Board of Zoning Appeals hearing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Perry Township Administration Office, 3025 Johnsville-Brookville Rd. regarding a variance and conditional use request filed by William and Sheryl Behnken. Those with questions can contact the township administrative office at (937) 833-3045 or email [email protected].

DD hosting Track ‘N Treat

Preble County Board of DD will host its annual Track ‘N Treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the ASK Playground, 1239 N. Maple St., Eaton. The costume theme this year will be “BBQ Dads vs. Soccer Moms” or a Disney character. There will be lots of activities and games, food trucks and a special appearance by the Dayton 501st Star Wars Group. Questions? Contact Maria Morgan at 937-733-2362 or [email protected]. Rain date will be Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Fall Family Day in Eaton

Eaton Parks and Recreation will host its Fall Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Seven Mile Park, beginning at 3 p.m. The evening will end with a family-friendly Halloween Movie Night presentation of “Monsters University.” The first 100 children will get to pick out a free pumpkin and enjoy other activities. This free event will be highlighted by fun activities including a giant inflatable corn maze, a bungee trampoline, and axe throwing, as well as the barrel train ride, sack races, the pumpkin patch, and more. Children can help Preble Arts paint a snowplow and prepare it for the holiday season, and at 4 p.m., The Flannels will take the stage to rock the park with live music until 5:30 p.m. There will be a K-9 demonstration at 5:45 p.m., and free face painting will be available from 4-6 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Families should bring their own lawn chairs/blankets for seating. Concessions will be available from Fatty Daddy’z and Boiled Over Candy Company. Additional activities are being added as the event nears. Watch for details to be released as they become available. Fall Family Day is sponsored by Preble County Development Partnership, Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau, TimkenSteel and Downtown Eaton Inc.

Dynamite Dreams Farm Toy Drive

Dynamite Dreams Farm’s 4th annual Toy Drive for Preble County and Christmas Light Display will be held from Dec. 1-17, at the farm located at 7495 Ohio 122 West in Eaton. Bring a new toy and enjoy the lights. Toys will be donated to Home is the Foundation to provide to families needing a extra help this coming holiday season. Toys can be left at the farm anytime, Dec. 1-17, or dropped off at the HIT Foundation office, 111 W. Somers St., Eaton. The light display will run from Nov. 27 through Christmas, from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. Park and walk along the lighted pathway. There are over 120,000 lights and 600-plus decorations to enjoy.

Continued road closure

Brubaker Road at Brubaker Covered Bridge is closed for an as of yet undetermined period of time, beginning at Ohio 122 and ending at Aukerman Creek Road due to damage to the bridge incurred in a traffic crash. No traffic is permitted.

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