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Oct.-Dec. 2018 City News

Posted on June 25, 2018

Monster Mash Oct. 25; Sniff A Treat Oct. 27

Posted on October 8, 2018

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. 25.   Hundreds of people typically attend the festivities that includes costumes, pumpkins, hayrides, carnival games, bounce house with a...

Former Council Member to be Inducted Into Plaza of Fame

Posted on October 1, 2018

What started off as an attempt to resolve a neighbor dispute has resulted in an induction into the West Carrollton Plaza of Fame.   Linda Lotspaih served on the West Carrollton City Council for 16 years from 1998 to 2013. She will be inducted into the Plaza of Fame during the Oct. 9 city council...

Fire Dept. & Red Cross to Distribute Smoke Alarms

Posted on September 27, 2018

The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross will partner with the West Carrollton Fire Department on Saturday, Oct. 13, to knock on the doors of 300 residents in two different neighborhoods and offer to install smoke alarms.   Volunteers and West Carrollton firefighters will canvass two different neighborhoods in the city from approximately 9...

Garage Sale Saturday Oct. 6; Followed by Bulk Pick-Up

Posted on September 17, 2018

West Carrollton’s fall community-wide Garage Sale Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. City residents should call (937) 847-4633 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to have their addresses included on the list. The address list will be posted online and in the Civic Center Lobby, 300 E. Central Ave., by Thursday, Oct....

Doggie Dive Cancelled

Posted on September 8, 2018

Due to today’s forecast of continuing rain, as well as flash-flood warnings, today’s Doggie Dive at Wilson Pool has been cancelled. Parks and Recreation staff plan to try the event again next year.

Hot Air Balloon Glow Set for Sept. 22

Posted on September 5, 2018

The city of West Carrollton will host five hot air balloons and local food vendors for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow set for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5655 Marina Drive, along the Great Miami River. There will also be a bounce house, face painting, games, and glow in the dark...

County Grant Provides New Trees at Harmon Field

Posted on May 23, 2018

Thanks to a $900 Montgomery County Keep Montgomery County Beautiful grant, seven new Red Sunset Maple trees were planted at Harmon Field during the May 19 Community Pride Day. The trees, which were planted near two baseball and softball diamonds, will provide shade for anyone visiting the park or watching ball games. “As both the...

WCPD Earns 9th National Accreditation

Posted on April 6, 2018

On Wednesday, March 28, the West Carrollton Police Department earned the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) re-accreditation for the ninth time. The department received its first accreditation in March 1992.   The CALEA accreditation process includes a rigorous department-wide self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices, and processes against internationally-accepted public safety...

New Recycling Carts to Be Rolled Out

Posted on March 14, 2018

Starting on March 19, West Carrollton residents will receive new 65-gallon, two-wheeled recycling carts to replace the red box-sized bins that have been used for approximately 20 years. The city’s new contract with Rumpke Recycling aims to address one of the most frequent complaints from the 2015 citizen survey – the inadequate size of the...

PD to Recognize Employee of Year, Other Awards

Posted on February 23, 2018

Bobbie Selmon, a West Carrollton police officer since 2014, received three nominations from her fellow employees for exemplifying the model of community-based policing.   During the city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Selmon will receive the department’s 2017 Employee of the Year Award. Nine other police employees will also be recognized...

VFW Donates New Fire Extinguisher Training Equipment

Posted on February 12, 2018

Thanks to a donation from the VFW Post 3438, the West Carrollton Fire Department now has a new tool for teaching fire extinguisher safety. During the Feb. 13 city council meeting, the members of VFW Post 3438 will be recognized for their contribution of a fire extinguisher training system valued at approximately $8,000. The new...

Public Access Changes for Civic Center Feb. 5

Posted on February 2, 2018

Starting on Monday, Feb. 5, there will only be two public entrances to the Civic Center administrative offices located at 300 E. Central Ave. The two public entrances will be on the east side of the building near the Police Department and flag poles, and on the front side of the building facing Central Avenue....

New Playground Installed Thanks to County Recycling Grant

Posted on October 11, 2017

The parks and recreation staff recently installed new playground equipment at Harmon Park, located at 545 N. Elm Street, across the street from a baseball diamond and football field.   The new equipment was purchased thanks to a $14,232 recycling incentive grant from Montgomery County Solid Waste District.   The previous equipment was approximately 20...

Elm St. Bridge Inspection Requires New Limits

Posted on August 18, 2017

In July, the city received an annual bridge inspection report that showed increasing deterioration and corrosion on the Elm Street Bridge.   Based on the inspection report, which was conducted by contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the city has posted reduced load limits. The pedestrian access to the sidewalk on the east side...

WC Branch Library to Close for Renovation, Expansion

Posted on August 9, 2017

Dayton Metro Library’s countywide improvement project continues as the West Carrollton Branch Library closes on Saturday, September 2, at 6 p.m. to begin expansion and remodeling. A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Tuesday, September 12, 2:30 p.m. at the West Carrollton Civic Center, 300 E. Central Avenue.   The West Carrollton project expands the Library from...

WCPD Focuses on Expanding Explorer Post

Posted on May 22, 2017

Three of the current 24-member West Carrollton Police Department got their start in law enforcement by joining the Explorer Post 433. Administrative Sergeant Mike Hanks, Sergeant Alex Flynn and Officer Carl Hoskins participated in program, which began in the early 1990s. At least five other former Explorers are currently working for law enforcement in other...

WCFD Switches to Lighter Rescue Boat

Posted on May 3, 2017

  The West Carrollton Fire Department recently placed a new water rescue boat in service on the Great Miami River - replacing one that was 20 years old. The new AB Inflatables watercraft combines an aluminum hull with inflatable tubes. “Due to the frequent changes in the Great Miami River’s water levels, the AB boat...

City to Acquire, Demolish Former Roberd’s Property

Posted on April 11, 2017

During the meeting on April 11, the West Carrollton City Council voted to purchase and demolish the Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center, located at 1130 E. Dixie Dr. The council approved a note in the amount not to exceed $3.2 million that includes $1.8 million to purchase the property, $1 million for demolition and other legal...

City Council Opposes State Collection of Business Taxes

Posted on March 1, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the West Carrollton city council approved a resolution that opposes a section of Governor John Kasich’s 2018-2019 budget proposal. The governor’s budget proposes centralized collection of local business taxes through the Ohio Business Gateway. City officials contend that this provision would be costly, result in loss of oversight over its own...

Former Car Wash to Be Future Kettering Health Network Facility

Posted on February 14, 2017

After demolition of the former Sonny’s Auto Spa later this year, Kettering Health Network is expected to take ownership of the 3.84 acre property located at 744 E. Dixie Dr., in the heart of the City Center district. “The city is thrilled to announce that a Kettering Health Network facility will be coming to our...
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