News briefs


Business Over Breakfast

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce has announced it is taking its “Business Over Breakfast” series back on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 10, this time featuring Buckeye Jake’s Eatery in West Alexandria. The public is invited to visit for breakfast and learn about this family-owned and operated local favorite and other businesses who call West Alexandria home. Those who attend will also have an opportunity to share their own 30 seconds of news and announcements at this monthly networking event. Cost is $5 for PC Chamber members, $10 non-members. RSVP to 937-456-4949, or online at www.preblecountyohio.com.

Road closure

The Preble County Engineer’s Office has announced Dixon Road will be closed between Wyatt Road and Dove Road for approximately four weeks for a full bridge replacement. This closure began Monday, Aug. 19.

Road closure

Hollansburg Road is closed between Primrose Road and New Paris Hillsboro Road for approximately five weeks for a full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted. This closure will be specifically between Box 8827 and Box 8478. For additional information, contact the Preble County Engineers Office at 937-456-4600.

PCHS seeking historic barns

The Preble County Historical Society is partnering with Friends of Ohio Barns as it brings a historic barn conference to Preble County in 2020. To make this event an even greater success, the PCHS will be producing a book of historic and unique barns in Preble County along with its eight covered bridges. To nominate a “Timber Framed” barn from the 19th or very early 20th century in Preble county; contact the PCHS as soon as possible at 937-787-4256 or via email at preblecountyhistoricalsociety@frontier.com. All submissions will be reviewed for historic and architecture value and could possibly be included in the Preble Barns and Bridges book and/or be a part of the Friends of Ohio Barns Conference in the spring of 2020.

Lewisburg Alumni Association Scholarship

The Lewisburg Alumni Association will be offering $2,000 scholarships this year. An applicant must be a graduate of Tri-County North High School and have completed one year at a college/accredited technical school and plan to return as a full-time student during the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are available at the following Lewisburg locations: The Brown Memorial Library, Brookville Building and Savings, and LCNB National Bank.

Road closure

Pyrmont Road between Ohio 503 and Box 6138 is closed to New Market Banta Road for a full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted. The closure will be in effect until Wednesday, Nov. 27. For additional information, contact the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.

Tornado Sirens

Preble County will test tornado sirens on the first Wednesday of every month at noon, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather on that day, sirens will not be tested until the following month.

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 pemerson@mvctc.com or call 937-854-6287, or for evening class information, contact Cara Anderson at caraanderson@mvctc.com. 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.