News briefs


General Election Logic & Accuracy Testing

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct the Nov. 8, General Election Logic & Accuracy Testing on the ExpressVote Marking Devices, the DS-200 Digital Precinct Scanners and the DS-450 Central Scanner on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23. The testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Preble County Courthouse. The public test will be conducted on Friday Sept. 23, after the conclusion of the digital scanners testing. Logic & Accuracy Testing of the electronic pollbooks will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28. This testing will also be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Preble County Courthouse.

Track-N-Treat

The Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Community Track & Treat is set for Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the ASK Playground, 1239 N. Maple St., in Eaton, from 4:30-7 p.m. Theme for this year’s public event is ’80s Night Block Party. Rain date is Thursday, Oct. 13.

Halloween Movie Night & Pumpkin Patch

Families are invited to the first-ever City of Eaton Parks & Rec Halloween Movie Night and Pumpkin Patch event at Seven Mile Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m.-dark. The first 100 children will get to pick a free pumpkin and enjoy other activities. This free evening of family fun will be a “monstrously” good time according to city staff. Watch for additional details as they become available.

ECS financial report available

The financial report for Eaton Community Schools for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, is completed and available for public inspection at the Eaton Community Schools’ Treasurer’s Office located at 304 Eaton-Lewisburg Road, Eaton, during regular business hours.

Road closed

Israel Somers Road between Ohio 732 and mailbox 5193, (ending at Cramer Road) is closed for approximately 9 weeks beginning for a full bridge replacement. For more information, contact the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.

Road closed

Brubaker Road at Brubaker Covered Bridge is closed for an as of yet undetermined period of time, beginning at Ohio 122 and ending at Aukerman Creek Road due to damage to the bridge incurred in a traffic crash. No traffic is permitted.

Road closure

Guy Murray Road, beginning at Ohio 121 (between mailboxes 6534 and 6580) and ending at Cedar Springs Road, is closed. This closure will be until approximately Nov. 10, for a full bridge replacement. For more information, contact the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.