News briefs

Choir concert

The Eaton High School Choir and Eaton High School Steel Band will perform Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Eaton Performing Arts Center at Eaton High School. Admission is free. The setlist will include “Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘Sing and Rejoice,’ ‘Who are the Brave?’ and the armed forces salute. Choir director is Emily Pioske. Band directors are Paul Bingle and Abby Hinson.

Tina Strong 5K Run/Walk/Ride

The Tina Strong 5K Run/Walk/Ride in honor of the late Tina (Fuchs) Wanner, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Preble County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Horses (riders) will begin at 9:30 a.m. Runners and walkers will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with a gluten and nut free option available. Lunch cost is adults, $10, children 3-10, $5, ages 2 years and under, free. There will be family activities, raffles for prize baskets, and vendors in the Toney Building. For more information, contact Jamie Geise at 937-733-8169, Carolyn Geise at 937-533-0889 or email Find out more on Facebook at Tina Strong 5K Run/Walk/Ride.

Road closing

Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 a.m., Concord Road is closed between Ohio 732 and Winters Road for approximately three weeks for a full bridge replacement. This will be closed to all traffic.

PCESC meeting change

The October regular meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble County Educational Service Center conference room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton.

MVCTC conferences Nov. 3

The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) has scheduled the 2016-2017 Parent Teacher Conferences for Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3-7 p.m. Parents are asked to contact their child’s instructors to set-up a conference at a time that is convenient for them. The MVCTC staff directory with all phone numbers and e-mail addresses is available at Conference schedules fill up fast as appointments are made on a first call, first scheduled basis. Visit or call the main switchboard at 937-837-7781 for additional information.

Leaf Kabobs, What’s That?

On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-3 p.m., the Garber Nature Center will host “Leaf Kabobs, What’s That?” Participants will be collecting leaves of various kinds and placing them on small twigs, doing leaf rubbings, and sharing the book, Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Find out what is taking place in the tree at this time of year. Help build the living tree and discover what each part of a tree is and does. Everyone is welcome to run and jump in the leaves at any age. Participants should dress for the weather and meet in the Mary Hayes Pavilion at Garber Nature Center, 9691 Ohio 503 North, Lewisburg. The program is free with donations welcomed.

Anniversary party at Pet Center

It’s been 10 years since the Humane Society of Preble County opened the door to the new Pet Center in Eaton. The agency is now planning an anniversary party on Sunday, Nov. 6, to celebrate the ten-year anniversary and all are invited. The open house party runs from noon to 4 p.m. The public will be able to meet-and-greet with the center’s dogs and cats. There will be raffles, tours of the facility and refreshments. The Pet Center, located at 951 S. Barron Street, Eaton, is a no-kill shelter, which routinely houses a minimum of 80 dogs and 30 cats. For more information, call 937-456-PETS, or visit the website at and on Facebook.

Craft Bazaar

The Senior Center’s annual craft bazaar is Friday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Preble County Council on Aging in Eaton. Organizers are looking for craft vendors to set up during this bazaar. Contact Stacey at or 937-456-4947, ext. 215.

PSWCD Record Commission

The Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Records Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 8 a.m. at the Preble SWCD Office, 1651 N. Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss proper public records disposal in accordance with Ohio Law. This meeting will be open to the public. For more information, contact Preble SWCD at 937-456-5159.

GM/Delphi retirees

All General Motors/Delphi retirees are welcome to attend a monthly retirees breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Dixie Diner, 595 W. Main St., New Lebanon, the second Wednesday of each month.