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Library buys former McDonald’s for expansion

12:42 AM Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

The Washington-Centerville Public Library Board has purchased the former McDonald’s restaurant property at 6004 Far Hills Ave. for future expansion and renovation of the Woodbourne Library. The library district’s cataloging center is located between the former McDonald’s and Woodbourne, where construction of a new rear entrance...
Computer error in Kettering’s favor worth $40 million

4:01 AM Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

The city has received a belated $40 million estate tax distribution, a record for Montgomery County. The money is from the estate of Kettering philanthropist Oscar Boonshoft, who died at age 92 in 2010 and donated more than $60 million to the local community. The windfall for Kettering was overlooked for two years, languishing in an escrow...
Kettering lands $40 million tax windfall

3:24 PM Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

The City of Kettering has landed a $40 million estate tax distribution, the largest ever in Montgomery County. City officials were notified of the windfall by county Auditor Karl Keith. Keith notified City of Kettering officials on Nov. 14 that the city is due an additional $40 million estate tax distribution from the largest estate tax payment...
Pointe Oakwood adds 2-unit town homes
 Town homes, a return to the drawing board for four previously approved condominium buildings and several more single-family homes are among the latest additions for Pointe Oakwood at Sugar Camp, the city’s largest development in more than 50 years. The town homes — four units in two 4,000-square-foot buildings on Old River Trail...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 09, 2013

Town homes, a return to the drawing board for four previously approved condominium buildings and several more single-family homes are among the latest additions for Pointe Oakwood at Sugar Camp, the city’s largest development in more than 50 years. The town homes — four units in two 4,000-square-foot buildings on Old River Trail...
Officials: Safety force, crime both down in Oakwood

5:05 AM Friday, Nov. 08, 2013

Reductions in the size of the city’s Public Safety Department staff and cuts in overtime hours haven’t led to an increase in crimes. In a report to city council, Oakwood Public Safety Director Alex Bebris said the trend in serious crimes including burglary, larceny, auto theft and robberies “has been generally downward in...
Fewer than 60 votes will decide three school levies
 The outcome of three new school levies in Tuesday’s election hangs on fewer than 60 votes in each district and will not be known for at least 10 days. Unofficial results have the Beavercreek City Schools’ five-year, 6.3-mill emergency levy failing by 29 votes. Brookville Local Schools’ 4.8-mill measure failed by 51 votes...

4:21 AM Thursday, Nov. 07, 2013

The outcome of three new school levies in Tuesday’s election hangs on fewer than 60 votes in each district and will not be known for at least 10 days. Unofficial results have the Beavercreek City Schools’ five-year, 6.3-mill emergency levy failing by 29 votes. Brookville Local Schools’ 4.8-mill measure failed by 51 votes...
Kettering School levy passes
 KETTERING CITY SCHOOLS Voters approved Kettering City Schools’ request for new money 54-46 percent, according to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The district was seeking an additional 4.89 mills for operating expenses. The five-year measure would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $171.15 per year and...

4:04 AM Wednesday, Nov. 06, 2013

KETTERING CITY SCHOOLS Voters approved Kettering City Schools’ request for new money 54-46 percent, according to unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The district was seeking an additional 4.89 mills for operating expenses. The five-year measure would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $171.15 per year and...
Storm damage serious for Vandalia homes and businesses
 City crews still were hauling away debris left by the Halloween night storm, but Vandalia “is beginning to get back to normal,” city communications manager Rich Hopkins said Monday. Dayton Power & Light Co. reported that power had been restored by Saturday night to everyone affected by the windstorm, “Except for nine...

5:05 AM Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

City crews still were hauling away debris left by the Halloween night storm, but Vandalia “is beginning to get back to normal,” city communications manager Rich Hopkins said Monday. Dayton Power & Light Co. reported that power had been restored by Saturday night to everyone affected by the windstorm, “Except for nine...
Kettering plans new park with citizen input

5:05 AM Monday, Nov. 04, 2013

New parks are on the drawing board in Kettering and Centerville. In Kettering, city officials are gathering recommendations from residents about what they would like to have included in Gentile Park, which will be constructed on part of the former Defense Electronics Supply Center property, which occupied 165 acres west of Wilmington Pike...
5 candidates seek 3 Centerville council seats
 Five candidates are running for three available seats on Centerville City Council. Only one, Brooks Compton, is an incumbent. Two others whose four-year terms expire in December, Douglas Cline and James Singer, are not seeking re-election. Compton, who is also the city’s deputy mayor, is running for a new four-year term. Among the four...

4:05 AM Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Five candidates are running for three available seats on Centerville City Council. Only one, Brooks Compton, is an incumbent. Two others whose four-year terms expire in December, Douglas Cline and James Singer, are not seeking re-election. Compton, who is also the city’s deputy mayor, is running for a new four-year term. Among the four...
Maverick challenges Kettering mayor
 Don Patterson is seeking a third term as Kettering’s mayor. “You do it because you believe you can can make things better for this community by using your skills. I continue to think I can make a difference,” he said. Michael Barnett, who has never held public office, is hoping to unseat him. “I would be the people&rsquo...

4:05 AM Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Don Patterson is seeking a third term as Kettering’s mayor. “You do it because you believe you can can make things better for this community by using your skills. I continue to think I can make a difference,” he said. Michael Barnett, who has never held public office, is hoping to unseat him. “I would be the people&rsquo...
Costco shifts fuel station to Feedwire site
 Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Oberer Co. have agreed to relocate a planned fuel center that will be part of the retailer’s first Dayton area store. The Centerville Planning Commission voted final approval of the plan Tuesday with that condition. City planner Steve Feverston said the commission’s main concern “was the residences...

9:03 PM Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Oberer Co. have agreed to relocate a planned fuel center that will be part of the retailer’s first Dayton area store. The Centerville Planning Commission voted final approval of the plan Tuesday with that condition. City planner Steve Feverston said the commission’s main concern “was the residences...
Area cities still find room in tight budgets for leaf pickup
 Despite the cost, area communities that collect leaves for residents each fall aren’t looking to end or reduce the service. In Kettering, road crew labor costs, including benefits, will add up to an estimated $350,000 for the season. In Centerville, where 5,000 “man hours” were required to pick up 3,816 cubic yards of material...

10:44 PM Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Despite the cost, area communities that collect leaves for residents each fall aren’t looking to end or reduce the service. In Kettering, road crew labor costs, including benefits, will add up to an estimated $350,000 for the season. In Centerville, where 5,000 “man hours” were required to pick up 3,816 cubic yards of material...
Art buys with public money spark Kettering protest

12:57 AM Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

A group of Kettering residents have launched a protest over the city using taxpayer money to purchase art that will be displayed in the Government Center. Ron Alban, who also led the repeal of Ohio’s estate tax and was part of the group that spearheaded charter amendments to limit salaries and terms in office for the city’s elected...
Sex charge dropped against former Kettering board member

2:40 AM Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

A sexual imposition charge against former Kettering City Schools official James Trent has been dropped at the request of city prosecutor James Long Trent pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of disorderly conduct that was also filed in connection with a Sept. 13 incident involving a 22-year-old female neighbor. Visiting judge Donald G. Luce...
Council adjusts obstacle to proposed Costco lot

8:32 PM Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Centerville City Council has approved an amended preliminary development plan for phase one of the Cornerstone project, which will include the first Costco Wholesale members’ warehouse in the Dayton area. The multi-use development will incorporate more than 150 acres between Wilmington Pike and I-675, but council focused on a 1.16-acre...
Kettering fire station designs taking shape

4:05 AM Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

The city of Kettering has hired App Architecture of Englewood to design two of four planned new fire stations and will unveil drawings and details to the public in November. The first, Station 32, will be built at 3484 Far Hills Ave. It will replace the current Station 32 at 250 W. Dorothy Lane and absorb the district of Station 35 at 4121...
Teen driver charged in crash that killed 3 Bellbrook students

3:51 AM Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

The driver in a wreck that killed three Bellbrook High School students nearly a year ago has been charged. Jesse Whitaker, 18, who now resides in Cincinnati, was charged Friday with three counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular manslaughter and failure to control in the crash that killed Julianna Hawk, 14, Skylar Kooken, 16...
Oakwood schools asks for additional operating money
 OAKWOOD CITY SCHOOLS Voters in the city of Oakwood traditionally have been willing to increase their tax burden to support the highly rated school district. The next test will come Nov. 5, when the district will be on the ballot for a 5.75-mill levy that would cost the owner of a $200,000 home an additional $403 per year. The district&rsquo...

2:11 AM Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

OAKWOOD CITY SCHOOLS Voters in the city of Oakwood traditionally have been willing to increase their tax burden to support the highly rated school district. The next test will come Nov. 5, when the district will be on the ballot for a 5.75-mill levy that would cost the owner of a $200,000 home an additional $403 per year. The district&rsquo...
Teen driver in fatal Sugarcreek wreck charged

6:38 PM Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

The driver in a one-vehicle crash that killed three Bellbrook High Schools students who were passengers in November 2012 has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular manslaughter and failure to control. Stephen Whitaker, 18, will be prosecuted in Greene County Juvenile Court.
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