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Posted on October 3, 2016

City to Honor Purple Heart Recipients on Sept. 12

Posted on August 25, 2017

The West Carrollton City Council will honor local Purple Heart recipients during a city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave. During the meeting, the city council will recognize “Purple Heart Day” and recognize West Carrollton as a “Purple Heart City.” “By issuing this proclamation,...

Fire Crews to Set Up School Safety Zones

Posted on August 21, 2017

When school starts tomorrow Tuesday, Aug. 22, the West Carrollton Fire Department aims to remind drivers to use caution in the school zones.   Fire crews will be in the school zones of Harry Russell Elementary School and Water Shade Early Childhood Center during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times for the first few...

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...

Wilson Pool to Host Doggie Dive Sept. 9

Posted on August 14, 2017

Canines will get the final chance to jump in Wilson Pool on Saturday, Sept. 9.   West Carrollton’s tenth-annual Doggie Dive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Wilson Pool, 1226 S. Elm St. The pool’s last day for people is Sept. 4.   Admission to the event is $5 per family...

Share Your Ideas During Aug. 23 Ice Cream Social

Posted on August 11, 2017

  City planners hope to use ice cream to solicit lots of feedback for a revitalization plan for the area that includes the former Fraser Paper Mill and the Olde Downtown area near Elm Street and Central Avenue.   The ice cream social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23,...

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...

PD’s National Night Out Set for Aug. 1

Posted on July 26, 2017

West Carrollton’s National Night Out event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Wilson Park Pool, 1226 S. Elm St. Admission is free and open to the public. The annual national event, hosted at various sites across the country, is designed to foster partnerships between local police departments and...

Kids Get Ready to Cycle, Sprint & Swim

Posted on July 12, 2017

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a new Mini-Triathlon event at Wilson Park on Saturday, Aug. 5.   The new Super Heroes in Training event is open to children from ages 4 to 11 years old. Cost is $5 per child and includes a t-shirt, when registered by July 26. More information, including online...

Jobs Fair Set for July 22 at YMCA

Posted on July 11, 2017

The city will host the West Carrollton Works Jobs Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the West Carrollton YMCA gymnasium located at 900 S. Alex Road. This is the third year for the event that will feature eleven West Carrollton-based employers, which are currently hiring in a variety of...

Plaza of Fame Ceremony Set for June 27

Posted on June 13, 2017

A long-time West Carrollton resident, Eugene Dever, age 96, will be inducted into the West Carrollton Plaza of Fame during the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 27. A reception to honor Mr. Dever will be held in the Civic Center lobby at 6 p.m. before the meeting. Each year, the city council recognizes current...

Register for Citizen Police Academy by Aug. 1

Posted on June 8, 2017

The West Carrollton Police Department plans to host a Citizen’s Police Academy this fall. Classes will begin Thursday, Aug. 24 in the Frederick J. Beard Training Room of the Police Department. The academy meets each Thursday evening for ten weeks from 6:30 to 9 p.m., from Aug. 24 to Oct. 26. The deadline to register...

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...

Volunteers Needed for Community Pride Day

Posted on May 1, 2017

West Carrollton’s City Beautiful Commission will host its annual neighborhood clean-up, Community Pride Day, on Saturday, May 20.   The event will begin at 9 a.m. May 20 at the Civic Center, located at 300 E. Central Ave. Local volunteers, including local Boy & Girl Scouts, students from West Carrollton High School, and employees of...

City Completes 2nd Renovated Home in Land Bank Project

Posted on April 24, 2017

The City of West Carrollton listed a newly renovated home on the real estate market last Thursday, April 20, and there was an offer on the house within 12 hours. An open house for the newly renovated property, located at 416 Greenport Dr., will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, to showcase...

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...

Farmersville-WC Road Construction Begins April 17

Posted on April 5, 2017

A project to realign and widen Farmersville-West Carrollton Road, between Upper River Road and the CSX Rail line, will get started April 17. Only one lane of travel will be open during the daytime construction. Drivers should expect delays in the area. Both lanes will be open during the evening hours. The project is expected...

PD to Recognize Officer & Two Citizens

Posted on March 24, 2017

During the March 28 city council meeting, two citizens will receive Citizen Recognition awards and one officer will receive the 2016 West Carrollton Police Department Employee of the Year award.   One of the Citizen Recognition Awards will be presented to Lisa Stamm, who performed CPR on an unconscious, male subject whom she found passed...

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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