News briefs


Genealogy presentation

Lauren Robinson and Marlene Ressler will be visiting Preble County Historical Society to speak about the Preble County District Library and the services the library provides for the community. They will also be discussing their genealogy collection. This presentation is Thursday April 14, at 6:30 pm. This is free and open to the public.

VPFDF board meeting

The Preble County Volunteer Peace Officers Dependent Fund Board will meet on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at Eaton Fire Station #2, West Lexington Road in Eaton. The meeting is open to the public.

Spring cleanup

Spring cleanup for senior citizens is available from the Senior Home Repair Program of the HIT Foundation, this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13. Rain date is April 14. Call 937-472-0500 to request help with yard clean-up, painting, and other odd jobs. Services are free to seniors.

Road closure

Beginning April 4, Gray Road is closed between Box # 8995 Gray Road and Fairhaven College Corner Road for approximately four weeks for a complete bridge replacement. This will be closed to all traffic. Stay updated on this closure by visiting the website at www.prebeng.org

Operation Street Smart

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will present Operation Street Smart Drug Education at Talawanda High School in Oxford on Thursday, April 14, from 6-9 p.m. This is a free event which is a must-attend for adults in the community who care about the safety and health of young people. The goal of Street Smart is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with today’s youth on a daily basis. The program is taught by three former undercover narcotics detectives. Talawanda High School is located at 5301 University Park Boulevard.

Sweet Carole-line Memorial

The 4th annual Sweet Carole-line Memorial Concert featuring the famous Van Dells will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Eaton Community Schools Performing Arts Center. They will be presenting an all new show with comedy, choreography, and all the greatest hits. Tickets are reserved seating for $18, and proceeds benefit the Preble County YMCA Annual Campaign. Get tickets today at the Preble County YMCA, by phone at 937-248-6924, or online at VanDellsFanClub.com.

Senior citizen dinner

Twin Valley South High School, with the financial support of four local service organizations, will be sponsoring a senior citizen dinner on Tuesday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free to all senior citizens in the Twin Valley Community Local School District. Reservations may be made by calling the school office at 839-4693 or 839-4688. The deadline for reservations is Monday, April 25. Entertainment will be provided following the dinner. The service groups making the dinner possible are the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Coterie Club, West Alex Lions Club, and West Alex Kiwanis Club.

Chicken BBQ

Citizens for Preble County DD will hold a Chicken BBQ fundraiser on Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m.-1:30 pm. Orders are due on Friday, April 29. Delivery is available for orders of five or more meals. The cost of the meal is $7.50 and includes one-half BBQ chicken, two sides, a roll and a cookie. For additional information and to obtain an order form, please contact Corey Mangan at 937-456-5891 ext. 124 or email him at cmangan@prebledd.org.

PS audit completion

State auditors have completed their audit of the FY 15 financial records of Preble Shawnee Local Schools. A copy of the audit report is available for public inspection in the Treasurer’s Office of Preble Shawnee Local Schools located at 124 Bloomfield St., Camden, between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Milford Township 2013-2014 audit

State auditors have completed their audit of the FY 13 and FY 14 financial records of Milford Township. A copy of the audit report is available for public inspection in the Fiscal Officer’s Office. Contact Mollie Hansel, 513-255-2501 to view the report.

Somerville 2013-2014 audit

State auditors have completed their audit of the FY 13 & 14 financial records of the Village of Somerville. A copy of the audit report is available for public inspection in the Fiscal Officer’s Office. Contact Mollie Hansel, 513-255-2501 to view the report.

Folk & Fancy

The EACC is gearing up for the spring Folk & Fancy concert, which will be held in the Eaton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. All interested singers in the area are invited to sing in this organization. No audition is required. The choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Eaton High School vocal music room until the concert in May. For more information, all interested singers should contact Jay Conard jayconard@embarqmail.com or Linda Walker at 456-6510.

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