News briefs


Christmas Auction

West Alexandria’s Coterie Club will be hosting its annual Christmas Auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, at American Legion James E. Ryan Post 322, located at 1477 Ohio 503 South. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bidding begins at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to helping those in need throughout the community, yearly scholarships, and community projects. The event is free to attend and the public is welcome.

BOE meeting

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a regular business meeting on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. prior to the swearing-in of the Nov. 5, General Election Voting Location Managers at 9 a.m. The board will continue the regular business meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. preceding the 2019 General Election Unofficial Canvass. Both meetings will be conducted in the Board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton. The 2019 General Election Public Test will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. in the Board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

NT Rockers Meeting

The National Trail Rockers will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Nov.13 at Smokey Bones on Miller Lane in Dayton. Any retired or previous employee is welcome to attend.

The annual Christmas dinner for NT Rockers and guests is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Old Richmond Inn in Richmond, Indiana. They will need reservations from members for this event. More info will be announced later.

PSWCD Records Commission meeting

The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Records Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8 a.m. at the Preble SWCD Office, 1651 N. Barron St., Eaton. The purpose of this meeting will be to update the records retention schedule and discuss proper public records disposal in accordance with Ohio Law. This meeting will be open to the public. For more information, contact Preble SWCD at 937-456-5159.

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.

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.

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.