News briefs


Benefit concert

Oxford Women’s Care Center will host a free benefit concert at Cobblestone Community Church, 4191 Kehr Rd., Oxford, on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7-9:30 p.m. There will be refreshments served and raffles held for a Kindle Fire, Miami sports tickets, local business products and gift cards, along with an opportunity to donate to the center. For more information, contact Treena Newcomer, OWCC Director, at 513-523-1814.

Eaton financial report

The City of Eaton has filed its Annual Financial Report for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Copies of this report are on file in the office of the Director of Finance, 328 North Maple Street, Eaton, and are available for inspection.

Community choir

The first practice of the season for the Eaton Area Community Choir will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Eaton High School.

Road closing

Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 a.m., Sonora Road is closed between North Verona Road and South Verona Road for approximately 10 weeks for a full bridge replacement. The closure will begin at Box 7641 and end at the intersection of North Verona and Sonora Roads. This will be closed too all traffic.

Grapes & Gears

Get to know the local Preble Trails: a sub-committee of the Preble County Youth Foundation dedicated to fun, safe cycling and connecting communities in Preble County at a “Grapes & Gears,” event on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Olde Schoolhouse Winery in Eaton. Learn about Preble Trails and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Email eabney@prebletrails.org to RSVP.

PCRCG financials

The fiscal year 2016 financial statement of the Preble County Schools Regional Council of Governments is on file in the Treasurer’s Office, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. They are available for review upon request.

SWD meetings

The next Preble Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 a.m. at the office, 1651 N. Barron St., Eaton. Note: these are date changes from the regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public. Call the office at 937-456-5159 for more information.

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.

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.

OSU Extension Safe Food Handler Level 1 training

There will be a Safe Food Handler, Level 1 training on 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 holmes.86@osu.edu or call 937-224-9654 ext 102. Pre-register as soon as possible.

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