News briefs

BOE meeting set

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a regular business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in the board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

NT meeting time changed

National Trail Local School District’s Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. has been changed. The meeting will now begin at 6 p.m.

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 Road 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.

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 next meeting will be Nov. 14. All meetings 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: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 (third Wednesday;) Dec. 15 (fourth Friday, time changed to 3:30 p.m.)