News briefs

PSWCD Records Commission to meet

The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Records Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 a.m. at the Preble SWCD Office, 1651 N. Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320. The purpose of this meeting will be to update the District’s Records Retention Schedule in accordance with Ohio Law. This meeting will be open to the public. For more information, please contact Preble SWCD at 937-456-5159.

Preble County Chamber Breakfast Briefing

This month’s Preble County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Briefing, Thursday, March 7, 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. The Chamber invites everyone to stop in and find out how wrong the perception OMJ is the “welfare office” is – and see what Harris can do for them. This breakfast briefing will be held at L&M Products’ Wagner Community Center, 1407 N. Barron St., Eaton, from 7:45-9 a.m. The public is invited. Register online at, or RSVP to 937-456-4949.

PCPD meeting changed

The March meeting of the Preble County Park District has been postponed until Friday, March 15, at 9 a.m. in the Eaton City Building on Maple St. The public is welcome to attend. For more information call 937-962-5561 or email

PS Community Outreach Forum Announced

Preble Shawnee Local Schools will be hosting a Community Outreach Forum on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is to report on the progress made by the Community Advisory Team (CAT), communicate facility options, solicit feedback, and answer questions. This is a critical meeting and the district is asking all stakeholders to attend.

Business After Hours

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the first Business After Hours event of 2019, sponsored by Manpower of Richmond, Indiana. This event will be hosted at the Preble County Chamber office in Eaton, located at 122 W. Decatur St. There will be wine, refreshments, door prizes and giveaways and an opportunity to network and learn more about what Manpower has to offer job seekers and employers needing help with staffing.

GED Classes in Preble County

The MVCTC Aspire Program continues to offer GED classes in Preble County on Monday and Wednesdays. Monday morning classes are from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Evening classes are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees can earn their high school diploma and jump-start their careers. Classes are held in the Preble County Learning Center (formerly Sinclair Community College, soon to be Edison State) located at 450 Washington-Jackson Rd., Eaton. Enter through the YMCA’s main entrance. For morning class information, contact instructor Patty Emerson at or call 937-854-6287, or for evening class information, contact Cara Anderson at New student orientations are held the first Tuesday of each month, from 9 a.m. or at 5:30 p.m. All classes are free.

Camden book available

The Camden Archives still has copies of the “Camden, Ohio Bicentennial 1818-2018” book available for $20. The Restaurant-Hotels book is almost sold out. All proceeds from the sale of both books go to the Archives. The books can be purchased at the Camden Village Office, the Camden Library and at the Archives.