News briefs

BOE to certify petitions

The Preble County Board of Elections will certify nominating petitions and statements of candidacy to the Nov. 7 general election ballot on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m., the board will begin the Aug. 8, 2017, special election official canvass and complete the canvass of the Aug. 8 special election on Monday, Aug. 28, at 2:30 p.m.

All meetings will be held in the Board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton, Ohio and said board will conduct any regular business brought forth during the time of the meetings.


The Garber Nature Center will feature Sunshine on My Shoulders Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1-3 p.m.

Do you enjoy the warm sun? Come and explore the sun with us at Garber Nature Center as we make nature solar prints and paper plate sundials. Experiment with us as we see which colors soak up the heat faster and time an ice cube to see how long it takes to melt. Garber Nature Center is located at 9691 Ohio 503 N, Lewisburg. For the latest information on Park District news and events join our email list. Send your name, home address, phone and email address to

Google for Business seminar offered

The Preble County Development Partnership, in conjunction with the Preble County Chamber of Commerce, is offering the free seminar: Google for Business: Tools, Apps and Resources, on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Anyone considering starting a business, or anyone looking to grow their business to the next level is invited to attend. Attendees will learn how Google is more than a search engine, and will discover Google’s suite of products and resources to help a business compete at any level.

Topics will include: online advertising strategies including AdWords, Blogs, and YouTube; retail solutions — turn browsing into buying; web apps to improve overall productivity; branding using Google; marketing management tools, using Google Analytics, Insights and more.

The seminar will be held at 119 S. Barron St., Eaton, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. RSVPs appreciated. Call Sarah Wyka at 937-456-2757.

Absentee ballot applications

College students are encouraged to file an absentee ballot application for the Nov. 7, 2017, General Election, prior to leaving for college.

The application must include the registered voter’s name, home address, school address, date of birth, either the last four digits of their social security number or their Ohio driver’s license number, date, and signature.

Applications are being accepted in the Board of Elections Office, first floor of the courthouse or by mail addressed to the Preble County Board of Elections, 101 E. Main St., Eaton, OH 45320. Deadline for accepting applications is noon, Saturday, Nov. 4.

Absentee ballots will be mailed out on or after Oct. 12, 2017. For any questions please call the Board of Elections at 937-456-8117 or 937-456-8118.

City of Eaton financial report

The City of Eaton has filed its Annual Financial Report for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016. Copies of the report are on file in the office of the Director of Finance, 328 North Maple Street, Eaton, and are available for inspection.

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

Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show

The fourth annual Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show will return to Oxford on Saturday, Aug. 12, offering Porsche owners the opportunity to display their vehicles Uptown. High Street will be lined with parked Porsches, visible to both participants and spectators.

Those registered for the show can vote on their favorites, with prizes being awarded in the afternoon. A police-escorted parade will be offered to all winning cars at the end of the day. Visit to pre-register your Porsche. Registration the day of the event is also available on the corner of Main St. and High St.

The event will include sponsor booths, detail demonstrations and The Fries Band. The streets around Uptown will be closed for the event, but businesses and the Oxford Farmers’ Market will remain open.

All proceeds benefit the local Relay for Life of Oxford and the American Cancer Society. Sponsors for this year’s event include Porsche of the Village, Taj Ma Garaj, Russell Total Wealth Management, Griots, Clear Bra Indy, P3 AutoKrafte and Enjoy Oxford.

For more information, visit the Red Brick Reunion’s website or call 513-523-8687.

Reflections Salon hosting benefit

Reflections Salon, located at 504 Hallmark Drive in Eaton, will be hosting a benefit for a new dog sanctuary on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The benefit will feature food, homemade dog toys, and more. People will also be able to “adopt” a dog for a month, where they will sponsor a dog and be able to visit them at the sanctuary. Dogs up for adoption will be at the salon during the benefit.

The benefit will function as a fundraising and adoption event for Liberty Acres United Rescue Animal Sanctuary. Located in Wayne County, Ind. Liberty Acres has a goal of hosting hundreds of homeless animals in a no-kill atmosphere until they can be adopted.

For more information, contact Reflections Salon at 937-456-5330.

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.

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: 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.)