News briefs

Food distribution at Fairgrounds

CareSource and The Foodbank will host a mass food distribution (fruits and vegetables) Friday, July 15, at the Preble County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-noon. To find out if you or your family meet the household eligibility guidelines, call 937-461-0265 or visit

Budget notice

The 2017 Milford Township budget is available for public inspection at the office of the Fiscal Officer. Contact Mollie Hansel at 513-255-2501 for arrangements. The Milford Township Trustees will hold a regular meeting, Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. to adopt the 2017 budget. The meeting will be held at the Township Garage, 1414 Trenton-Oxford Road.

Gratis Twp. meeting

The Gratis Township Board of Trustees meeting has been moved from July 20 to July 13, at 7 p.m., due to scheduling difficulties. The location will be at the Gratis Township Building on Gratis Road.

Eaton Farmers Market

The Eaton Early Bird Farmers Market will be open at the intersection of Somers and N. Barron Streets every Saturday through mid-September. Hours of operation at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will offer fresh vegetables and fruit, farm fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, homemade candies and kettle corn, and fresh baked goods such as rolls, cakes, pies, breads, cookies, and homemade noodles. Greenhouse plants, fresh cut flowers, woven rugs, and other handmade crafts will also be available.

Road closing

Beginning June 27, at 7:30 a.m., Somers Gratis Road is closed between Somers Road and Camden West Elkton Road for approximately five weeks for a full bridge replacement. This closure will begin at Box # 2220 and Somers Road. This will be closed to all traffic. Stay updated on this closure by visiting www.

OSU Extension Safe Food Handler Level 1 training

There will be a Safe Food Handler, Level 1 training on Friday, Aug. 12, and Oct. 14, from 1-5 p.m., at The Ohio State University Extension Office on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1001 S. Main Street, Dayton. Safe Food Handler empowers employees as they learn how food becomes unsafe and their role in keeping food safe. ServSafe® is the industry standard for food safety education. Participants receive the ServSafe® Food Handler Guide and a certificate of completion. This class is for employees who prepare and serve food whether that is in a church, food pantry, food bank, child care center, home child care, Head Start, restaurant, or festival volunteers. Upon completion of this 4-hour course, the employee will receive a certificate of completion. Early childhood employees will receive an ODJFS in-service form. Cost is $25 per person nonrefundable fee (includes course materials and handouts.) To register: email Pat Holmes at [email protected] or call 937-224-9654 ext 102. Pre-register as soon as possible.