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April-June 2017 City News

Posted on October 3, 2016

Memorial Service Set for May 28

Posted on May 26, 2017

A ceremony honoring veterans will be held in West Carrollton during Memorial Day weekend.   Volunteers are needed at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, to help place flags on the graves of veterans buried at Evergreen Cemetery. Volunteers should meet at the cemetery offices located at 401 N. Miami Ave.   A Memorial Weekend … Continued

Movie Night With WCFD: June 2

Posted on May 24, 2017

  The first special event of the year at Wilson Pool will be the Movie Night with the Fire Department on Friday, June 2. The free event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and will include emergency vehicle displays, as well a chance to spray fire hoses, walk through a fire-safety house, and … Continued

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 … Continued

River Ride Rest Stop Planned for May 13

Posted on May 8, 2017

The city of West Carrollton will be the half-way point for a River Ride along the Great Miami Riverway on Saturday, May 13. The bicycle ride, which starts in Miamisburg between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., will have a rest-stop on Marina Drive near the new Adventures on the Great Miami River canoe and kayak … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Pre-Season Pool Pass Sales End May 26

Posted on April 26, 2017

There’s one month left to purchase discounted, pre-season passes for Wilson Pool this summer. Pool pass rates remain the same as last year. This year passes can be purchased online at: Residents’ pre-season rates are: $45 for youth (ages 4-17) and senior citizens (over age 55); $55 for adults; and $120 for a family, … Continued

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 … Continued

Alex Rd. Railroad Crossing to be Closed May 1-12

Posted on April 21, 2017

Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. has scheduled maintenance and repair work on the Alex Road crossing from Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 12.  The road will be closed during the construction. Detour signs will be posted. For drivers heading north-bound on Alex Road, all vehicles can use Kimberly Lane to access Alex-Bell Road, with a … Continued

Spring Garage Sale Event Set for May 6

Posted on April 20, 2017

West Carrollton’s community-wide Garage Sale Event will be held on Saturday, May 6. Please call (937) 847-4633 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 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 by Thursday, May 4. … Continued

Arbor Day Celebration: April 28 at Wilson Park

Posted on April 19, 2017

Dozens of local children, including those from area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, will join local leaders in celebrating Arbor Day at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Wilson Park.   The children will help plant a Princeton Elm tree near the main playground while Mayor Jeff Sanner reads a proclamation. The Mayor … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Fire Hydrant Testing to Start April 3

Posted on March 24, 2017

The Fire Department will begin testing fire hydrants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting on Monday, April 3, and continuing through mid-May. In the event of rain, the testing will be delayed and testing will not occur during the weekends. Discoloration of residential tap water is possible during the hydrant tests. … Continued

City to Participate in State Tornado Drill March 22

Posted on March 15, 2017

The tornado sirens in the City of West Carrollton will sound at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, as part of the statewide tornado drill and test of the Emergency Alert System. In the event of inclement weather, the local drill may be canceled to avoid causing undue alarm, according to Fire Chief Chris Barnett. … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

City-County Partnership to Demolish Former Car Wash

Posted on January 25, 2017

The West Carrollton City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to approve the funds for demolition of the former Sonny’s Auto Spa, located at 744 E. Dixie Dr. The city is partnering with the Montgomery County Land Bank to demolish the building which has been empty since August 2012. The Montgomery County Land … Continued

Rental Registration Program Starts Jan. 13

Posted on January 13, 2017

After an 18 month long effort to develop a strategy for improving the condition of rental properties in the city, a new plan approved by city council on Dec. 13, is set to go into effect Jan. 13.   The three-part plan includes enforcement of Montgomery County’s already existing rental registration program, exterior-only inspections, and … Continued
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