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Costume Parade & Monster Mash Set for Oct. 24 PDF E-mail

monstermash webIt’s a community event that grows each year – the annual Costume Parade & Monster Mash event is set for Thursday, Oct. 24.

More than 500 people are expected to attend event at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. The event includes costumes, pumpkins, hayrides, carnival games, prizes and snacks.

The festivities begin with the Lion’s Club free costume parade line-up at 5:30 p.m. in front of the West Carrollton Middle School cafeteria at 424 E. Main Street. The short parade concludes on the front lawn of the Civic Center, where the Lion’s Club judges costumes and awards prizes in several age groups.

Monster Mash activities will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in front of the Civic Center.

PD Chief to Retire Oct. 18 PDF E-mail

Richard Barnhart Chief websiteAfter working for the city for more than 31 years, West Carrollton Police Chief Rick Barnhart will retire on Friday, Oct. 18.

A public reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in the West Carrollton Police Department Training Room, in the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave.

Barnhart joined the department in 1982 as a patrol officer, and served in that role for over 5 years. He was promoted to sergeant in 1987, and then to deputy chief in 1995. In 2000, he was appointed to serve as the police chief.

The size of the department staff is nearly the same as it was in the 1990s, however, technology has dramatically changed the department during his career, he said. “We’ve gone from writing ledgers in the dispatch center to a computer-aided dispatch. In the road room where we take reports, we’ve gone from typewriters to computers; and in the cruisers, we’ve added video recording devices and computers,” he said.

 In 2007, Barnhart oversaw the renovations and expansions to the 5,000 square foot addition to the police department at the Civic Center.

Community Garage Sale Oct. 5; Bulk Pick Up to Follow PDF E-mail

West Carrollton’s fall community-wide Garage Sale Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Please call (937) 847-4633 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to have your address included on the list.

A list of addresses will be printed on the city’s website at and posted in the Civic Center lobby by Thursday, Oct. 3.

Garage sale signs do not require a permit, but the signs may not be placed in the right-of-way, typically no closer than 10 feet from the curb.  According to city regulations, in addition to the community-wide sale events, residents are permitted to have two additional garage sales per year. Residents are required to register those additional sales with the planning and building department. Call (937) 859-5184 for more information.

During the week after the Garage Sale Event, the service department will conduct Large-Item Trash Collection during Oct. 7-11 on residents’ regular collection days.

The city will collect household items such as appliances, carpet, brush, metal, and lumber. Appliances should have the doors removed from the hinges. Carpet and brush should be cut in 3-4 ft. lengths and bundled.

The city will not pick up contractor generated materials or remodeling materials. For more information about the bulk pick-up, call (937) 859-8280.

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