News briefs

Ohio 503 detour begins May 23

Culvert replacement requires closing Ohio 503 just south of Quaker Trace Road next week, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 23, Ohio 503 will be closed between Ohio 744 and Ohio 725 until approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 27. Ohio 503 traffic will be detoured Ohio 744, Ohio 122 and Ohio 725. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work zone and road closure. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

BOE meeting

The Preble County Board of Elections will conduct a regular business meeting on Thursday, May 19, at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board’s office at 101 E. Main St., Eaton.

Famed astronaut visits area

History-making U.S. astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain Scott Kelly will speak at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center (1 W 2nd St., Dayton) on Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. Scott Kelly: A Year in Space will detail his pioneering voyage that has laid groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Schuster box office, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, or online at