News briefs

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

The Preble County Historical Society will host an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 2. Beginning at 3 p.m. there will be music by the Eaton Community Band and the Eaton Community Chorus. The Cincinnati Circus trapeze and strolling magicians also return. There will be exhibits, children’s games, face-painting, bounce houses and food and merchandise vendors beginning at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m, the annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony will take place. The evening will conclude with music by Flat Out and a fireworks display. The society is asking $5 per car and all proceeds will benefit the Preble County Historical Society — a non-profit organization.

Meeting changed

The Milford Township Trustees have changed the date of their regular trustee meeting scheduled on July 4 to July 11, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Milford Township Garage, 1414 Trenton Oxford Road, Oxford.

Notice of 2015-2016 audit

State Auditors have completed their audit of the FY 15 & 16 financial records of Milford Township. A copy of the audit report is available for public inspection in the Fiscal Officer’s Office. Contact Mollie Hansel, 513-255-2501 if you wish to view the report

Budget inspection and adoption

The 2018 Milford Township budget is available for public inspection at the office of the Fiscal Officer. Contact Mollie Hansel at 513-255-2501 for arrangements.

The Milford Township Trustees will hold a regular meeting, Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. to adopt the 2018 budget. The meeting will be held at the Township Garage, 1414 Trenton Oxford Road.

Meeting notice

The Preble County Schools Regional Council of Governments will be meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at 8 a.m., at the Preble County Educational Service Center, 597 Hillcrest Dr., Eaton. The purpose of the meeting is to review insurance programs and any other business.

TCN summer schedule

Tri-County North Local Schools will be operating on an extended day/shortened week work schedule this summer. June 5-July 27, hours of operation will be 6 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with the exception to the week of July 4. during which the hours of operation will be 6 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and cloed on Tuesday due to the holiday. The building will be closed every Friday except July 7. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, July 31. For more information, call the district office at 937-962-2671

Road closure

Beginning Monday, June 12, East Lexington Road is closed between Stoney Brook Drive and Washington Twin Road for a full bridge replacement. This closure will be specifically between Box 805 and 809 and will be closed to all traffic for approximately 4 weeks.

PCRTA meetings

Preble County Retired Teachers Association President Harold Niehaus announced the dates for 2017 PCRTA meeting as follows: Sept. 12 and Nov. 14. All meeting dates are on the second Tuesday of the month, and all begin at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Enterprise Rd., Ingomar, near West Alexandria. All retired educators are encouraged to attend. In addition to socializing and a meal, PCRTA shares news of interest to all retirees, information regarding STRS and ORTA benefits, legislation, local community and school interests, the Tools for Schools initiative, entertainment and much more. For more information, visit the website,

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.

Preble Shawnee Alumni

On June 24, the Camden-Shawnee-Preble Shawnee Alumni banquet will be held at Preble Shawnee High School. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. by Charlotte’s Catering. For reservations, call Diane Friderici Riley at 937-336-3130, Barbara Shade Slough at 927-865-0963, or Lynn Werk Dane at 937-452-1010.

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.

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: 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.)