News briefs

Fire hydrant flushing

The City of Eaton Public Works Division will be flushing fire hydrants through Friday, March 30. Consumers are advised not to wash clothes during this time period due to the possibility that the water may be discolored. The water will remain safe for consumption. Flushing is done periodically to rid the system of unwanted iron and manganese accumulations to ensure that water quality is maintained. This process also allows us to check the operation of each fire hydrant and make any needed repairs. Flushing your hot water heater at this time is recommended to ensure good water quality in your home. Any questions concerning system flushing or any water quality issues should be directed to the Public Works Division at 456-7157.

PCOC Breakfast Briefing: What OhioMeansJobs Can Do For You

On Wednesday, March 28, from 7:45-9 a.m., the Preble County Chamber of Commerce will host the March Breakfast Briefing. This session will be presented by Erin Harris of the Preble County OhioMeansJobs office. Harris will be sharing all the ways OMJ can be an asset and provide important resources to not just jobseekers, but to local businesses of all sizes. Register online at, or call 937-456-4949. The session will be held in the assembly room at 119 S. Barron St. Free to Preble County Chamber members, $5 for non-members.

PSWCD meeting

The March 2018 Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 a.m. at the office, 1651 N. Barron St., Eaton. Note: this is a change from the regular meeting date. The meeting is open to the public. Call the office at 937-456-5159 for additional information.

Preble Shawnee Board Meeting

The Preble Shawnee Board of Education regular March meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 29, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble Shawnee Board of Education Offices, 124 Bloomfield Street, Camden.

NT Alumni Car Show

The annual National Trail Alumni Car Show will be held on Saturday, April 14 at National Trail High School, located at 6940 Oxford Gettysburg Road, New Paris. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m. All makes and motorcycles are welcomed, with an entry fee of $10. Top 20 and dash plaques. All proceeds go to alumni scholarships. More information can be found at

Bringing Help, Bringing Hope

Save the date for Bringing Help, Bringing Hope Appreciation Breakfast. On Friday, April 13, at 8 a.m. at Eaton Church of the Brethren, an appreciation breakfast will be held for those who are fighting on the front lines of the Opioid Epidemic. All who wishes to honor these individuals are welcome to this free event. More information is to come.

Chamber Business Expo

This year’s Preble County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is set for Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, in the Expo Building on the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton. The event includes a wide variety of businesses, nonprofits, service groups and local organizations participating. Vendors include lawn, garden and landscaping companies, insurance and banking institutions, home repair and improvement businesses, healthcare, animals, RVs, auto and motorcycles, technology and marketing companies and more. Admission is $1. There will be food vendors on site, and new this year, a “Kids Corner” with activities for children. The Expo runs from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. The Preble County Business Expo is held each year at the Business Expo Center located on the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton. This two-day event averages over 90 vendors and attracts over 1,000 attendees each year. Registration and payment options are now available online. For additional information, or to sign up as an exhibitor, sponsor, or both, visit, or call 937-456-4949.

NT Alumni car show

The National Trail Alumni Association is sponsoring its annual car show on April 14. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The event will be held in the east parking lot behind National Trail High School. All cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcomed. There will be food, music, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to NT Alumni Association scholarships. Contact Dane Mowen at 937-533-7166 with questions.

TCN Kindergarten registration

Tri-County North Local Schools will be holding kindergarten registration the week of Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20, in the TCN District Office. Times will be: April 16, 18 and 20 from 8 a.m.-noon; April 17 from 1-3 p.m. and April 19 from 3-6:30 p.m. This is an open registration so no appointment is needed. 2018-19 kindergartners must be five years old on or before Aug. 1. The following must be submitted for all students: A certified birth certificate from the Health Department (note: a hospital birth record is not acceptable;) Original copies of any child custody orders, decree modifications of orders relevant to the child; Physician immunization records; Three forms of proof of residency (visit for a complete list of acceptable forms of proof of residency.) Call 962-2671 or 833-2974 with any questions regarding kindergarten registration.

State of the County event

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce will host the Preble County Commissioners, who will present their annual State of the County address on Thursday, April 19, from 7:45-9:30 a.m., at Reflections@PMG Restaurant, 3377 U.S. 35 E., West Alexandria. Breakfast, sponsored by Reflections@PMG, will be served. To register to attend, visit

TVCLSD meetings

The Twin Valley Community Local School Board of Education has announced its monthly meetings will be held the fourth Monday of each month, in the Twin Valley South Media Center at 6 p.m. Exceptions are the May meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. and the November/December meeting, which will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The 2018 meeting dates are April 23, May 29, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept.24, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3.

Hope in the Darke

House of Hope Dayton, a residential day program for teen girls will hold the 4th Annual Hope in the Darke Interactive Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 12, from 6-10 p.m., at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. House of Hope will be accepting girls from Darke, Preble, Miami and Shelby Counties. For additional information, or tickets, visit, or call 937-551-9012. House of Hope is a 501-C3.

Relay for Life

The Preble County Relay for Life this year will begin Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m., and end on Saturday, May 19, at noon, at the Preble County Fairgrounds. Organizational meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Bruce Elementary School. All interested in forming a team for this family event and raising money for cancer research are welcome at meetings, or can reach out to 937-733-9534 for more 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.

Tornado siren testing

Monthly testing of tornado sirens countywide will be done on the first Wednesday of each month, through November, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather on that day, sirens will not be tested.