News briefs

Road Closures

Somerville West Elkton Road (between Mailbox #4131 and #4455), beginning at S.R. 503 and ending at Mendenhall Road, will be closed for an undetermined amount of time beginning on Oct. 16 due to deterioration of the bridge. No traffic will be permitted.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, Camden Road will be closed between S.R. 732 and Kincaid Road for approximately five weeks for full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted. If you have any questions, please call the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.

Preble Soil and Water Conservation District

The December 2020 Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 7 a.m. at the office, 2789 U.S. Route 35 E., West Alexandria.

Please note this is a change from the regular meeting date. The meeting is open to the public. Should you have any questions, please call the office at (937) 456-5159.

Private Pesticide and Fertilizer Recertification Program

Individuals holding a Private Pesticide Applicator License and/or Fertilizer Applicator Certification in Ohio are required to attend training to update their license every three years. Preble Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a training program on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, to meet both requirements. It will be held at the Eaton First Church of God, located at 601 E. Lexington Rd., Eaton from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to meet requirements for pesticide relicensing. The private pesticide course will be $30, and the fertilizer course will be $10. This price includes a catered lunch between sessions. Attendees will hear from local industry experts on a variety of topics regarding pesticide application.

To sign up, please visit our website at to download and print a registration form, or stop by our office, located at 2789 US Rt. 35 East in West Alexandria to pick one up. A check made out to Preble SWCD must accompany your registration. For more questions regarding the program and other programs offered outside of Preble County, please call us at (937) 456-5159 or email Kate at