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January to March 2020 City News

Posted on January 6, 2020

Free Pancake Breakfast – Feb. 29

Posted on February 20, 2020

The Fire Department is hosting a ‘Leap Year’ pancake breakfast Saturday, Feb. 29, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fire Station 56, 125 W. Central Ave. The firefighters will be doing the cooking and flap jack flipping all morning. There will be pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages. The event is free to the public. Chief...

Fire/EMS Levy Community Information Sessions

Posted on February 10, 2020

The city of West Carrollton is asking voters to consider a Fire/Emergency Services (Fire/EMS) levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The 3.9 mill Fire/EMS would be a five-year renewable levy. Funds generated will be used exclusively to support the Fire Department. The city will be holding two community information sessions open to the public....

Seasonal Summer Positions Available

Posted on February 6, 2020

Applications are now available for students, teachers and others looking for a seasonal summer position with the city of West Carrollton in the parks and recreation department. Available positions for Wilson Park Pool include life guards, admissions and concession workers. The pool will be open Saturday, May 23 through Monday, Sept.7. The pay range for...

Fire & Emergency Medical Services Levy on Ballot March 17

Posted on January 15, 2020

West Carrollton city council unanimously approved legislation to place a 3.9 mill Fire and Emergency Medical Services levy before residents on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The proposed Fire/EMS levy would be a five-year levy that can be renewed after that time. The funds generated will be used exclusively to support the Fire Department. The...

Holiday Information – Civic Offices Closed & Trash Collection Delays

Posted on December 19, 2019

The Civic Center offices at 300 E. Central Ave. will be closed Dec. 24-25 and January 1. Trash and recycling collection for West Carrollton residents will be delayed one day on pick-ups regularly scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 25-27; and Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 1-3. The service department will collect cut Christmas trees the...

Annual Holiday Festival – Dec. 7th

Posted on November 27, 2019

The annual Holiday Festival is Saturday, December 7, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. Santa Claus will be there to visit and available for free ‘take your own’ photos from 4 – 5 p.m. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, a 5:30 p.m. flashlight candy cane hunt, and...

Rake Rally – Volunteers Helping Residents – Nov. 9

Posted on October 31, 2019

The West Carrollton City Beautiful Commission is holding the fifth-annual Rake Rally at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. It will begin by meeting at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. They are seeking volunteers to help with the event. Please contact (937) 859-5182 or to sign up. This event helps West Carrollton...

Beggar’s Night on October 31

Posted on October 30, 2019

Beggar's Night/Trick or Treat for West Carrollton is 6 to 8 pm Thursday, Oct. 31, rain, snow or shine. Parents should assess the weather and decide if they would like their child to participate. The date and time for Beggar's Night is set by the Greater Dayton Mayors and Managers Association and its member cities....

Father-Daughter Dance: Friday, Nov. 8

Posted on October 28, 2019

‘It’s a Princess Party’ is the theme of West Carrollton’s 2019 Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, Nov. 8, hosted by the West Carrollton parks and recreation department. Dads and daughters from one to 18 can attend this year’s princess-themed event held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8, at Fire Station 56, located at 125...

Sniff-a-Treat Canceled Due to Weather

Posted on October 25, 2019

Due to the weather forecast of excessive rain, this year’s ‘Sniff A Treat’, an event for dogs and their owners at Hintermeister Park, has been canceled. It was scheduled for Saturday, October 26, at 11:30 a.m. “We’re disappointed as it’s always fun to see the dogs in costume but, given the outdoor location we want...

Monster Mash, Oct. 24 & Sniff-a-Treat, Oct. 26

Posted on October 15, 2019

Calling all skeletons, werewolves and superheroes: the city’s annual Monster Mash event will be held at Weidner Park next to the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Hundreds of people typically attend the festivities. Activities for the children include games, bounce houses and pumpkin decorating. The...

Community Wide Garage Sale & Bulk Trash Pickup

Posted on October 1, 2019

The City of West Carrollton’s fall community-wide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 5. Call (937) 847-4633 to have your address included on the list by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The list of those participating will be posted on the city’s website,, and in the Civic Center Lobby on Friday, Oct....

Hot Air Balloon Glow coming Saturday, Sept. 28

Posted on September 17, 2019

The city of West Carrollton will host its second city-sponsored Hot Air Balloon Glow Saturday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. along the Great Miami River at 5655 Marina Drive. There will be seven hot air balloons attending. The balloonists are expected to begin the glow at approximately 6:30 pm. This is an event...

Wilson Pool to Host Doggie Dive Sept. 7th

Posted on September 3, 2019

2019 marks the 12th year that dogs will get their chance to dive into Wilson Pool before it’s closed and drained for the season. West Carrollton’s Doggie Dive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wilson Pool, 1226 S. Elm St. The pool’s last open day for people is...

W. Central Ave. Improvements to Begin August 12

Posted on August 9, 2019

The West Central Avenue reconstruction project will begin Monday, August 12. During the construction period, one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction as crews work on improvements to the curbs, sidewalks, water lines and storm sewers. The road will be reconstructed to include a center turn lane with one lane of traffic...

SWAT Team to Conduct Training Exercises in West Carrollton

Posted on August 8, 2019

The regional Tactical Crime Suppression Unit SWAT Team will be conducting training exercises in West Carrollton at two vacant homes on S. Elm St. (402 – 403 S. Elm St.) Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14. These homes are slated to be demolished the following week as part of the city’s Elm St. bridge...

Police to Host National Night Out at Wilson Pool – August 6

Posted on July 30, 2019

West Carrollton’s National Night Out event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Wilson Park Pool, 1226 S. Elm St. Admission is free and it is open to the public. Free snacks and water are being donated by local restaurants and stores. The annual national event, hosted in communities...

Last Neighborhood Block Party of the Summer

Posted on July 25, 2019

The City of West Carrollton will be hosting its last Neighborhood Block Party of the summer Saturday, August 10, from 12-2 p.m. at Lake Forest Park, 131 Lake Forest Dr. Anyone from the community is invited to attend the event which will feature free hot dogs, snacks, drinks, ice cream, and information about various city...

Kids Mini-Triathlon set for August 3

Posted on July 25, 2019

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Mini-Triathlon event at Wilson Park on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event is open to children ages 4 to 11 years old. Cost is $10 per child and includes a participation medal if registered by August 1. More information, including online registration, can be found at

Citizen Survey says: Resident Satisfaction Remains High

Posted on July 11, 2019

In April, the city of West Carrollton conducted a public opinion survey with the help of Wright State University’s Applied Policy Research Institute. The survey was conducted primarily online and by phone if requested. Mike Wiehe, director of the institute, presented a summary of the findings during the July 9 city council meeting. “We see...

Neighborhood Summer Block Parties

Posted on June 20, 2019

The City of West Carrollton will be hosting the first Neighborhood Block Party of the summer this Saturday, June 22, from 12-2 p.m. at the playground behind Harry Russell Elementary School, 123 Elementary Dr. The event will feature free hot dogs and snacks, games, ice cream, and information about various city services and events. This...

Elm Street Bridge Reconstruction Delayed Until 2020

Posted on June 14, 2019

The Elm Street Bridge reconstruction project that was expected to begin in August has been delayed until 2020. Only one contractor submitted a bid for the work, and the bid was 12 percent over budget. In hopes of reducing the costs, the city will rebid the project and plan to complete the reconstruction during the...

Boil Advisory Lifted for WC County Water Customers

Posted on May 30, 2019

Boil advisory lifted for portions of Dayton, Montgomery County and Greene County - Residents are still urged to conserve water - News Release: Shared from City of Dayton The boil advisory has been lifted for the following areas: City of Dayton low service area, Montgomery County southern system, and portions of Greene County (the Clyo...

Red Carpet Event to Kick Off Reading Challenge

Posted on May 23, 2019

A special Red Carpet event to kick off to the West Carrollton Branch of the Dayton Metro Library’s Summer Reading Challenge will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the library located at 300 E. Central Ave. The event is free and open to children of all ages and their parents. Activities will include...

Memorial Ceremony Set for May 26; Help With Veterans’ Flags Appreciated

Posted on May 20, 2019

A ceremony honoring veterans will be held in West Carrollton during Memorial Day weekend.   A Memorial service, organized by the Combined Honor Guard of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3438 and American Legion Post 165, will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26 with wreath-tossing ceremony at the Farmersville-West Carrollton Road Bridge,...

E. Dixie Dr. Repaving Project to Start May 16

Posted on May 15, 2019

Starting on Thursday, May 16, a section of East Dixie Drive, between the railroad overpass east of Dryden Road and Springboro Pike/S.R. 741, will be milled and repaved.   The project will require one lane closure at a time, with expected completion by Friday, May 24.   Work will include a 4-inch deep milling and...

Volunteers Needed for Community Pride Day

Posted on May 6, 2019

The City of West Carrollton’s City Beautiful Commission will host its annual neighborhood clean-up initiative, Community Pride Day, on Saturday, May 18.   The deadline to request assistance for the event is Monday, May 13.   Community Pride Day will begin at 9 a.m. May 18 at the Civic Center, located at 300 E. Central...

Free Bulk Trash Pick-Up May 6-10

Posted on May 3, 2019

During the second week of May, the service department will conduct a free large-item trash collection during May 6-10 on residents' regular collection days. The city will not pick up contractor-generated materials or remodeling materials. For more information about the bulk pick-up, please call (937) 859-8280.  

Mock Accident to Reminds Students of Dangers

Posted on April 26, 2019

The accident scene will be fictional, but the goal is to show the reality of drunk driving during a mock accident at West Carrollton High School at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2.   Emergency responders from West Carrollton, Miami Township, Moraine police and fire departments as well Miami Valley fire district, will recreate their...

AT&T Line Replacement Project Requires Closure

Posted on April 23, 2019

Starting on Monday, April 29, AT&T will be replacing a utility line that’s currently attached to the Elm Street Bridge and rerouting the line under Owl Creek.   The project, which is being completed before this summer’s Elm Street bridge replacement project begins, will require one lane of closures on Elm Street between Gibbons Road...
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