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Editor’s note: Organizations in The Register-Herald’s coverage area are encouraged to submit scheduled events and news for the weekly News Briefs. Items can be emailed to [email protected]. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday edition is 5 p.m. the Friday prior; deadline for inclusion in the Saturday edition is 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior. Items are published as space allows until the date of events has passed, or for ongoing listings, until removal is requested.

‘Grains of Sand’ show on display at Preble Arts


EATON — The gallery show “Grains of Sand,” by Alan de’Courcy will be on display at Preble Arts during April.

PCSO recognizes 2023 Employees of the Year


EATON — Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson recently announced the PCSO 2023 Employees of the Year which were presented at the office’s awards meeting, held in February. The pictured employees were recognized as Employee of the Year in their respective divisions for 2023. Employees are chosen based on several criteria, including professionalism, teamwork, leadership and integrity and more, according to Simpson. Recipients included (pictured left to right) Records Clerk Terri Shepherd, Support Staff; Dep. Dane Boyd, Road Patrol/Investigations; Jail Sgt. Chris Smith, Supervision; Corrections Officer Kevin Melling, Corrections; Dispatcher Brandi Smith, 9-1-1 Dispatch and Dep. Matt Spurlock, Special Deputy Division.

Clayton F.D. to get new radios


CLAYTON — Utilizing a $10,000 grant in addition to a price reduction of more than $17,079 led to Clayton city council on March 21 authorizing the purchase of eight MARCS radios for use by the fire department at a total cost of $15,620.

A LOOK AT BROOKVILLEMarket Street fire – 1916


BROOKVILLE — In October 1916, Mrs. Jennie Powell was disturbed by an unaccountable noise on a Sunday morning about 3:30 a.m. When she looked out of her bedroom window she saw the rear of the Hay Bros. Hardware Store in flames.

School board approves TIF agreement


BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Local Schools board of education approved the compensation agreement for the Harper Creek subdivision Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) that allows the district to accept payments, consistent with the previous board approval of the extension agreement.

Cougars take down Generals in annual match-up


CAMDEN — On Saturday, March 16, the Preble County DD Cougars once again took down the Generals during the annual basketball game which pits the Special Olympics athletes against a team made up of community volunteers and elected officials.

Eaton honors Employee of the Year


EATON – During Eaton City Council’s Monday, March 18, meeting, council recognized the city’s 2023 Employee of the Year and welcomed a new police officer for the EPD.

Spelling, geo bee students honored at PS


CAMDEN — During its Tuesday, March 12, regular meeting, the Preble Shawnee Board of Education recognized several students in the district for their achievements in local and county spelling and geography bee competition.

Schweizer wins State FFA Ag Sales


NEW PARIS — On Monday, March 11, the National Trail Agricultural Sales team competed at the state contest after qualifying at districts.


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