News briefs

New Paris Kiwanis Supper

The New Paris Kiwanis will host a pancake and sausage supper on Thursday, March 16, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. (Note: this is a new location.) All proceeds go toward projects for the New Paris community. Cost is $5 adults, $3 children.

Park District meeting

The Preble County Park District has changed its March meeting to Friday, March 17, at 9 a.m. in the Eaton City Building on Maple St., Eaton. The public is welcome to attend.

PCESC meeting time change

The Preble County Schools Regional Council of Government meeting originally scheduled for Monday, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. has been changed to Monday, March 20, at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the PCESC facility located at 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting is to review insurance programs and any other business that need be brough before the COG at that time.

Tornado siren testing

Testing of all sirens in the county will be conducted on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. In the event of inclement weather, sirens will not be tested that month.

TVS seeking subs, coaches

The Twin Valley Community Local School District is looking to fill the positions for substitute bus drivers and educational aides, and various fall supplemental sports positions, including middle and high school football, high school boys and girls soccer and high school/middle school volleyball. Contact the district office at 937-839-4688.

National Trail BOE meeting

The March regular meeting of the National Trail Local Schools Board of Education has been changed to Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Trail School’s K-12 facility.

Humane society wish list

The Humane Society of Preble County is always in need of the following items: cat litter (scoopable or non-scoopable), dry kitten food, canned puppy food, Clorox bleach, liquid Lysol or Fabuloso, liquid laundry detergent, air freshener, trash bags (33 gallon or tall kitchen bags), large Nyla bones and fabric softener sheets for dryers. Drop off these much-needed items to the shelter during operating hours. The Humane Society of Preble County is located at 951 S. Barron St, Eaton.

Relay for Life set

The Preble County Relay for Life this year will be Saturday, June 10, from 3 p.m-midnight at the Preble County Fairgrounds. Organizational meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., at Bruce Elementary School in Eaton. Anyone interested in forming a team for this family event and raising money for cancer research is invited to attend the meetings or call 937-733-9534 for additional details. This event allows everyone in the community to celebrate those who have survived, grieve for those lost to cancer and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

PCESC meetings

The regular monthly meetings of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month, with noted exceptions, at the PCESC facility located at 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, at 5:30 p.m. Meeting dates are: March 22, April 26 (at the ESC Alternative School;) May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 16 (moved to the third Wednesday;) Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 (third Wednesday;) Dec. 15 (fourth Friday, time changed to 3:30 p.m.)

COG meeting

The Preble County Schools Regional Council of Governments will be meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m., at the Preble County Educational Service Center, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting is to review insurance programs and any other business that needs brought before the COG at that time.

NT Alumni Car Show

The National Trail Alumni Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, at National Trail High School, 6940 Oxford-Gettysburg Rd., New Paris. Top 20 and dash plaques will be awarded. All makes and motorcycles welcome. Registration will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Awards will be distributed at 3 p.m. All proceeds go toward alumni scholarships. There will be food, music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Visit for more information.

Mote & Associates Inc. Scholarship

Mote & Associates, Inc., Engineers and Land Surveyors, located in Greenville, established a scholarship in October of 2002 at a celebration to honor the founder of the firm, Richard Mote, for his 30 years of dedicated leadership and his passion for engineering and surveying. The scholarship is for a commendable student seeking a post high school education or enrolled in an accredited college program in the field of engineering, surveying, architecture, or a closely related field of study. High school and college undergraduate scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year can be accessed and completed on-line at; or may be requested by contacting the company office in Greenville. Mote & Associates, Inc., in business for over 45 years, encourages all qualifying students to apply. Applications must be returned to the office of Mote & Associates, Inc., 214 West Fourth Street, Greenville, OH by Friday, April 7. For more information, contact Mote & Associates Inc. at 937-548-7511 or by e-mail at

PSWCD scholarship available

The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District is once again offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a resident of Preble County entering his or her sophomore year or above at an accredited college. Students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in the field of agriculture or natural resources and who are registered for classes in fall 2017 are eligible. The full criteria and application for the scholarship can be found on the website at or by stopping by the office at 1651 N. Barron Street, Eaton. Applications are due Friday, April 7. For more information call 937-56-5159.

Addiction help for loved one

DAYTON — Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opioid drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability the area. Narconon can help individuals take steps to overcome addiction in the family. Call 1- 800-431-1754 for free screenings or referrals.