News briefs


TVS delay

The Twin Valley Community Local Board of Education and Administration will recognize all employees and retirees of the district 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Friday morning, Dec. 20. Consequently, the beginning of the school day for the Twin Valley South High School, Twin Valley South Middle School, and the Twin Valley South Elementary School will be delayed one hour. Bus routes will also be delayed, and students will be picked up one hour later than their regularly scheduled times.

Holiday craft, bake sale Dec. 14

On Dec. 14, from 9-3 p.m. at Dale’s-Triumphant Ministry, 130 N Barron Street, Eaton, there will be a holiday craft and bake sale. There will be handmade crafts from baby items to warm blankets, jewlery, candles and melts, baked goods, and personalized towels and key fobs made on the spot. There will be door prizes every hour.

EACB performance Dec. 15

The members of the Eaton Area Community Band invite the public to the annual Christmas Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Eaton Performing Arts Center. The center is located on Hillcrest Drive (Ohio 732) at the Eaton Middle School/High School complex. The EACB is celebrating its 15th year of service to the Eaton community, and draws members not only from Eaton, but surrounding counties and the Richmond area. Tad Stewart, in his 10th year as conductor, is the retired director of bands for Eaton Community Schools. The concert will feature a variety of music, including an unusual and fun new arrangement of “Up on the Housetop.” This tune is a Preble County claim to fame, having been written in New Paris in the late 1800s. Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

Lanier Township BOT meeting

Lanier Township Board of Trustees will conduct the regular December 2019 meeting, the 2020 Inventory meeting and the 2020 Organizational meeting on Monday, Dec. 23, at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at Township Building on the corner of Ohio 503 and Halderman Road. This meeting is open to the public.

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.