News briefs

Chloe Boshkaykin

Have you seen this missing child?

Chloe Boshkaykin, 15, was last seen April 27 in Milford, Ohio. The biracial (American Indian and white) teen has black hair and brown eyes, is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

Anyone with information should contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 800-843-5678; or Miami Township (Ohio) Police Department, 513-248-3721.

STEAM camp deadline soon

The annual Kids Discovery Factory STEAM Camp is July 15-18 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Batesville Intermediate School.

Students entering grades K-6 have an opportunity to experience hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math projects, attend classes on coding and STEAM apprenticeships, as well as visit the organization's Mobile Factory.

The cost is $55 for the first camper and $35 for additional campers from the same family.

The deadline to register is June 14: Info: program director Vanessa Beetz, or 812-932-KIDS.

U.S. 52 section closed

U.S. 52 will close on or after June 3, weather permitting, between New Trenton and Cedar Grove for emergency slide correction work.

INDOT contractor GeoStabilization International will place a soil nail wall on the road's east side about one mile north of New Trenton. Soil boring will also take place on the road's west side along the railroad and Whitewater River.

U.S. 52 will be closed for 90 days and will re-open as one lane with a temporary traffic signal in September. The repair is expected to be complete by late December and the road will open as two lanes then.

The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 46 to S.R. 1 to the intersection of U.S. 52/S.R. 1, north of Cedar Grove.

A soulful Friday evening

Guitarist and keyboardist Abby Love will perform pop music with a touch of soul June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. during Amack’s Well First Friday Music.

Presidential candidate will interact with Hoosiers

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes will moderate a special, live town hall event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. in Fort Wayne.

Warren will speak directly with voters in Indiana, a red state that voted for Donald Trump, and discuss how she plans to win back the industrial Midwest with her wide-range of policy plans affecting working families, including jobs and the future of American manufacturing, student debt, housing and her “Ultra-Millionaire Tax.”

Input meeting about parks June 12

The city of Batesville and Batesville Parks and Recreation Board invite interested citizens to attend a public meeting Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Liberty Park Pavilion to discuss current park facilities and recreational programming needs, facility upgrades and priorities.

"The information gathered at this meeting will be used in the development of a five-year parks master plan for the city," notes Eric Frey, executive director of Administrative Resources association, Columbus, a consulting firm for the city.

Persons who cannot attend this meeting may complete surveys are available at the Memorial Building or; or write letters to BPRB regarding the issues. Info: 812-212-0603.

County will be spotlight on TV show

Franklin County will be featured on the “Local 12 Tri-State Travel Guide” TV program Saturday, June 8, at noon.

Filming by WKRC, Cincinnati, took place at Metamora, Brookville Lake and Wolf Creek Habitat, but many more county destinations were mentioned, according to Mikel Davis-Beck, Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission executive director.

Lunch and learn about dementia

"Know the 10 Signs and Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease" will be presented by the Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter Tuesday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St.

The program provides tips to recognize common changes that may facilitate early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. It will also address communication strategies and decoding the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by an individual with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

The program is free, but registration is required: 800-272-3900 or

Potluck and barn tour open to all

The next Food and Growers Association Community Gathering is Tuesday, June 11, at Don and Beth Lamping's home, 5232 Harvey Branch Road, Oldenburg (turn when you see a white water heater with a mailbox in it). There is a slight chance of postponement if rain causes the creek to swell, making crossing on the slab impossible.

A 6:30 p.m. tour will show the nearing completion of a restored 1805 hand-hewn timber barn that will be entirely off-grid with wind, solar, gas and wood used for fuel. The potluck dinner, including Buddha Bowls, will start around 7:15.

Please bring a dish to share made of local and/or sustainable foods if possible or a bowl of veggies to add to the bowls, plus your own plate, silverware and cup.

To RSVP by June 7:

Lunch series targets finances

A free financial series offered by Giesting Financial is underway at the Batesville Memorial Public Library.

The remaining schedule: June 12, Income Planning 101; Sept. 11, Tax Planning 101; and Nov. 13, Health Care 101. After an 11:30 a.m. lunch by Izzy's Catering, the presentation begins at noon. To register:, click on calendar and event.