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Fire Dept. to Host Blood Drive Sept. 10 PDF E-mail

The West Carrollton fire department will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Civic Center parking lot, 300 E. Central Ave.

A bloodmobile from the Community Blood Center will be on site. All blood donors will receive a free t-shirt. A contest to win a new Chevy Cruze car will be held for all registered donors, age 18 and older. The drawing will be held in September.

To schedule an appointment see www.donortime.com and use sponsor code 1404 or call 1-800-388-4483. Donors must be at least 16 years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have photo identification.

For more information, contact Leanne Nash, Fire Prevention Officer and EMS Coordinator, at (937) 847-4645.

 
Doggie Dive to be held Sept. 6 PDF E-mail

Canines will get the final chance to jump in Wilson Pool on Saturday, Sept. 6.

West Carrollton’s seventh-annual Doggie Dive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 6, at Wilson Pool, 1226 S. Elm St.

Admission to the event is $5 per family and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local dog organizations including: the Greater Dayton Humane Society, Luv4k9s, Ohio Pug Rescue, Pilot Dogs Inc., and SISCA.

The city has donated nearly $11,500 from the event to local groups since the event’s inception, according to Alicia Norton, Doggie Dive coordinator.

The first 100 families will receive one free goody bag. In addition to swimming, there will be dog contests and activities such as a look-alike and costume contests, and a tennis ball fetch contest. Pilot Dogs Inc., will also host a seeing-eye-dog demonstration.

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City Sells Renovated Home PDF E-mail

applehill house webThere are lots of homes for sale in the City of West Carrollton, but only one is for sale by the City of West Carrollton.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, the city will host a walk-through of a recently-renovated home at 325 Applehill Drive. This is the first residence in a pilot program between the City and the Montgomery County Land Bank.

“This home was obtained through the Expedited Foreclosure Program,” said Tom Ross, economic development director. “It had been vacant for three years, but we determined that its condition warranted a closer look at the possibility of renovation versus demolition,” he said.

The city obtained a $50,000 loan from Montgomery County and selected Prestige Construction of Dayton as the contractor for renovations. After several interior and exterior improvements, the home will be listed for $129,900.

“The buyer of this house is basically getting a brand-new home,” Ross said.

Ross said the city’s goal is to increase property values in the neighborhood and to increase the number of owner-occupied residences as well.

“From an economic standpoint, all the stakeholders benefit from the improvement of this abandoned property,” said Michael Grauwelman, Land Bank Executive Director.

The Land Bank’s loan will be repaid at closing, and the funds will be put back to work, said Carolyn Rice, Land Bank Chair. “Our goal is to stabilize neighborhoods, and this pilot program is a sustainable approach that achieves the city’s and the Land Bank’s goals.

Ross said he hopes the pilot program will result in a profitable sale and a continuing partnership with the Land Bank. “We hope to use the profits from this sale and put them back into a similar renovation project in the city.”

For more information, contact Tom Ross at (937) 859-5184. 

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