News briefs

BOE meeting

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a regular business meeting on Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. in the Board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

Annual Car Show

The annual car, truck, motorcycle, and antique tractor show will be held on July 21 from 12-4 p.m. at Peace Park in West Alexandria. Registration Begins at noon with a $10 entry fee. Trophies and dash plaques will be distributed for Best of Show, Best Pain, Best Motorcycle, and Best Tractor. Music provided by DJ Joe Leach. For more information contact Dave Sizemore at 478-6407.

Road closure

Beginning Monday, July 23, Oxford Gettysburg Road between boxes 5178 and 5203, beginning at Murray Road and ending at Eaton Gettysburg Road, will be closed for approximately three weeks due to a full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted.

NT Board meeting change

The regular meeting of the National Trail Local Schools Board of Education scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, has been canceled. The regular board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28, has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Trail Schools K-12 Facility. The meeting will be for all regular general purposes.

BOE office closure

The Preble County Board of Elections will be closed on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, Aug. 3. The office will reopen for business on Friday, July 27, and Monday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m.

Business After Hours

The Premier Community Health Mobile Clinic will be hosting a Business After Hours event at the Preble County Chamber of Commerce office located at 122 W. Decatur Street in Eaton, on Tuesday, July 31. The mobile clinic will be offering free screenings including fingerstick tests for total cholesterol, HDL, blood glucose, A1c, and blood pressure. No appointments are needed. There will be refreshments, information about Premier Health’s offerings for Preble County communities, and businesses and more.

U.S. 127 Donation Garage Sale

Boy Scout Troop 78 of Eaton will be hosting a donation only garage sale during the annual U.S. 127 garages sales on Aug. 2-4 from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at 211 Romadoor Ave., Eaton, Ohio 45320. The sale will feature children’s clothing, adult clothing, and household items.

Multi-family charity garage sale

Omicron Sigma Sorority is holding its annual gigantic two day multi-family garage sale Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is located at the Preble County Youth Center at the corner of Park Avenue and Decatur Street in Eaton. It will feature men, women, and children’s clothing, household items, books, and much more. All proceeds go to Preble County charities.

Chamber Classic Golf Outing

The 2018 Preble County Chamber of Commerce Classic Golf Outing is set for Friday, Aug. 17, at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. Proceeds from the event benefit the chamber’s annual academic and Ohio Business Week scholarships. Registration is now open, and sponsorships and donations being sought. Additional information and registration information can be found online at, by emailing or calling 937-456-4949.

Eaton financial report available

The City of Eaton has filed its Annual Financial Report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017. Copies of this report are on file in the office of the Director of Finance, 328 North Maple Street, Eaton, and are available for inspection.

PC Chamber Lunch & Learn

Have you ever considered selling your services or products to a government agency, school or university? The OU PTAC in Cincinnati helps small businesses in Preble, Clinton, Warren, Butler, Hamilton and Clermont counties understand this process. Most small businesses need help understanding the process of contracting with government agencies: how to start, what is needed, where to find opportunities, and how to bid. On Wednesday, Aug 8, at 11:30 a.m., Hayward Chappell, Procurement Specialist for the Cincinnati OU PTAC, will be talking to interested small business owners about the basics of government contracting and the services offered by the center. This session will be located in the Preble County Development Partnership Assembly Room, at 119 S. Barron St. Lunch will be provided. Free to chamber members, $10, non-members. Call 937-456-4949, email, or register online at

PS Audit Report available

State auditors have completed their audit of the FY 17 financial records of Preble Shawnee Local Schools. A copy of the audit report is available for public inspection in the Treasurer’s Office of Preble Shawnee Local Schools located at 124 Bloomfield St., Camden, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

TVCLSD summer schedule

The Twin Valley Community Local Schools will be operating on an extended day/shortened workweek schedule through Aug. 3. Hours of operation will be 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the building will be closed on Friday. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, Aug. 6. The TVS Elementary, Middle and High School office will work on limited hours starting June 18-July 31. For more information or questions, call the district office at 937-839-4688.

TCN summer schedule

Tri-County North Local Schools will be operating on an extended day/shortened week work schedule this summer. Through July 26, the hours of operation will be 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with the exception of the week of July 4. The week of July 4, the hours of operation will be 6 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The school will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, due to the holiday. The building will be closed every Friday except July 6. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, July 30. Call the district office at 937-962-2671 with questions.

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. Exception is the November/December meeting, which will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The 2018 meeting dates are July 23, Aug. 27, Sept.24, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3.

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.