News briefs

Relay for Life canceled, luminaria to be placed at courthouse

Due to the COVID-19 virus, organizers are not having the typical Relay For Life activities this year. However, to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to cancer and continue to fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many, organizers are having a drive-by luminaria event on Saturday, July 25, in front of the courthouse in Eaton. They will be displaying the luminarias on the sidewalk from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The public is invited to drive by to see them.

Road closure

Lewisburg-Ozias Road between boxes 6664 and 6555, beginning at Ozias Road and ending at Lewisburg Road, is closed for approximately 6 weeks for a full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted.

Software introduction

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce is inviting local business owners to attend one of three free virtual sessions presented by Recovery Amped on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Recovery Amped was created in 2019 to help address mental health and substance abuse disorders but is now an essential tool to virus tracking during the global pandemic, helpful in not only possibly saving lives, but also keeping the economy open, according to its creators. This software automates the entire symptoms tracking and contact tracing process. The software is built to help employers be more informed, make better decisions, and help predict the spread of COVID-19 or any other future outbreak in the workplace. Attend any one of the three sessions. Sessions are planned via Zoom for 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Email to RSVP.

PC Chamber State of the Nation Breakfast

The Preble County Chamber of Commerce has announced a special two-for-one outdoor breakfast event on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 8 a.m. at the Preble County Historical Society’s Amphitheater. U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson will discuss the State of the Nation, followed by an introduction to the two new directors of the Preble County Historical Society and a tour. Enjoy a “takeout” breakfast in the outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Registration is limited to ensure social distancing requirements. Masks are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved into the PCHS Exhibit Hall. RSVP to 937-456-4949 or visit The Preble County Historical Society is located at 7963 Swartsell Road, outside Eaton.

Volunteers sought

Shared Harvest is seeking volunteers for their monthly food distributions. Volunteers are invited to help fight hunger and the growing need in the community by ensuring food is being distributed to those in need by serving as a volunteer for Shared Harvest Foodbank’s drive-thru event. Volunteers will help in the loading of awaiting cars and inputting client information. Products volunteers help load range from canned goods and produce to dairy and frozen foods. The event occurs on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until food is gone. The distribution will take place at Eaton High School at 600 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. Sign up online at:

NT summer schedule released

National Trail Local School’s offices will be operating on the following summer schedule: district office hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31. National Trail Elementary and Middle School will be closed from June 18 until July 31. National Trail High School hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, Aug. 3, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. for all district buildings. For more information call the district office at 937-437-3333 x 1106.

TCN summer schedule

Tri-County North Local Schools will be operating on an extended day/shortened week work schedule this summer. Through July 30, the hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Thursday. The building will be closed every Friday. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, Aug. 3. For additional information, call the district office at 937-962-2671.

ECS kindergarten registration

Hollingsworth East Elementary School in Eaton, has opened its online kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Children must be five years of age prior to Aug. 1, in order to enroll. Parents can access the online kindergarten registration portal, Final Forms, by visiting and choosing the New Student Registration link under Quick Links on the district home page.