News briefs

Financial report available

The financial report for Eaton Community Schools, for the Fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, has been completed and is available for public inspection at the Eaton Community Schools’ Treasurer’s Office, 304 Eaton-Lewisburg Road, during regular business hours.

Road closure

Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, New Market-Banta Raod is closed between Lexington-Salem Road and Pyrmont Road for a bridge replacement. This closure will be specifically between Box 2460 and 2620 and will be closed to all traffic for approximately five weeks.

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.

Wanting to honor a Revolutionary War patriot?

Are you a woman who is 18 years or older and think you might just have a Patriot who aided or fought in the Revolutionary War? If you would like to join the National Society Daughters of the Revolution, please consider attending our Prospective Members Workshop at the Meeting Room at Eaton Branch Library on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1-4 p.m. A member will be there to help explain what our organization does and how you can become a member.

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

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.

Camden VFW Post 1577

VFW Post 1577 will be hosting The Silvertones for 1950s and 1960s music on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

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: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 (third Wednesday;) Dec. 15 (fourth Friday, time changed to 3:30 p.m.)

Dance club

Grand Squares Square Dance Club, which dances monthly on the Fourth Friday at the Polk Grove United Church of Christ, 9190 Frederick Pk. in Englewood, is offering its new lesson class.

The first two lessons are free on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, from 7-9 p.m. at Mill Ridge Community Center, 1000 Mill Ridge Circle, Union. Following lessons are the same time and place. Cost $2.50 per person per night. No partner is needed for these lessons. When finished, you will be able to dance at over a dozen other clubs in the Greater Dayton area and beyond.

As you dance to contemporary music, you will reduce stress and make new life-long friends. Exercise both your mind and body and have fun — all at the same time.

For more information, call 937-898-2720 or 937-231-1657.