News briefs

ECS special board meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Eaton Community Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, May 16, at 4 p.m., at the High School Media Center, 600 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The board will enter into executive session to discuss the employment of a public employee or official.

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.

NT board meeting change

The regular meeting of the National Trail Board of Education has been changed to Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.

PSLSD Meeting

The Preble Shawnee Board of Education regular board meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m will be held in the Auditorium at the Preble Shawnee Junior/Senior High School, 5495 Somers-Gratis Rd. in Camden.

BOE meetings

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a regular business meeting and begin the 2018 Primary Election Official Canvass on Tuesday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. The Board of Elections will continue said regular business meeting and certify the 2018 Primary Election results. Both meetings will be held in the Board of Elections office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

Eaton Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post 215 and VFW Post 8066 will be hosting the 2018 Eaton Memorial Day Parade on May 28. Parade line up will be at the Armory (Vine Street side) at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath ceremony at the Main Street Bridge and then at Mound Hill Cemetery. Socializing with food will take place at both posts after cemetery ceremony. American Legion Post 215 is located on U.S. 35 West and VFW Post 8066 is located at 401 West Lexington Road. If anyone would like to participate in the parade, they should contact: American Legion Post 215 at 937-456-5767 or VFW Post 8066 at 937-456-5281. Interested parties may also contact Stacy Wells at 513-801-6645.

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 May 29, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept.24, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3.

Chamber Breakfast Briefing

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce’s May Breakfast Briefing will focus on agribusiness in Preble County. The session will be held on Thursday, May 31, from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at The Bistro at Eagles Point in Eaton and includes breakfast. Attendees will learn the Brubaker Grain story, hear about the recently created Preble Roots marketing program, and find out how farming and ag impact the economy in Preble County. From 7:45-8:15 a.m., there will be time for “speed promotion” so attendees should bring flyers and info about their business and what they have coming up. From 8:15-8:45 a.m., Ryan Brubaker will tell how family-owned and operated Brubaker Grain has grown to what it is today, and from 8:45-9 a.m., PC Convention & Visitors Bureau President Stephanie Garrett will provide information about the new Preble Roots program. Vonderhaar Farms’ Rachel Vonderhaar will close the session with information highlighting agriculture and its impact on the Preble County economy. Free for Preble County Chamber members, $10 non-members. Call 937-456-4949 or email to RSVP, or register online at

Gratis Summer Reading Program

The Gratis Public Library Summer Reading Program will start on Thursday, June 7. Come in anytime during library hours to sign up and get a candy bar.

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.