Thursday, November 19, 2009

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Dear Volunteers,

The City of Dayton is excited to host the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) October 7-9, 2010. The Regional Neighborhood Network Conference goals are to strengthen neighborhood associations promote productive communication and collaboration between neighborhood groups, community partners and local government. The conference provides an opportunity for community leaders of various backgrounds to discuss neighborhood best practices, current trends and to network with other cities.

Your assistance and enthusiasm are requested to help the City of Dayton host and continue the mission of the RNNC. If you would like to participate in the planning and execution of the 2010 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference please mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall, 6th Floor Training Room. During the meeting you will have the opportunity to learn more about the conference, volunteer to serve on a committee and share you ideas for the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and remember to spread the word that RNNC is coming to Dayton, Ohio, October 7-9, 2010!!!!

Thanks for all you do in making Dayton a great place!

Judy Martinson & Shenise Turner
2010 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Co-chairs

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Census Positions Available

The US Census has started it's testing for temporary positions for the 2010 Census Taker positions. Interested candidates can obtain information by clicking on the following link, which includes link to Census Practice Test,

or CALL 1-866-861-2010 to schedule appointment to the employment test.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Harvest Festival and Chat-N-Chew

The Harvest Festival is held at Ohmer Park, located at 1357 Arbor Blvd, which is off of Wayne Ave.

The Chat-N-Chew is held at Colorado Ave Baptist Church, located at 101 Heaton Ave, which is just off of Wyoming.

Please check the flier below for more information, or feel free to call either Ohmer Park or Colorado Ave Baptist Church for more information.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

“Days of Autumn Celebration”

“Days of Autumn Celebration”

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009

Time: 4-8:30 PM

Location: COTR-Church On The Rock
321 Edgar Ave.,
Dayton, Ohio 45410

Phone: 937-254-7522

Your invited to come and enjoy a beautiful Autumn Evening for the Walnut Hills Community hosted by Church On the Rock. The evening will include live music, face painting and pumpkin decorating for the children. Free hot dogs, beverages and desert for everyone.

Special Evening Events will include:

Chili Cook-off Contest
Bring your favorite chili and enter our contest to win a great prize. First place prize $100.00, 2nd place prize $50.00 and 3rd place $25.00.

All entries for the Chili Cook Off will be received from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, October 17, 2009. There is a $5.00 donation per entry, one entry per person

Carved Pumpkin Contest-bring your own specially designed carved pumpkin and enter our contest. A first place prize will be awarded for best carved pumpkin in specific age groups. (Children, Youth and Adult).

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Police Report 7-17-09 to 9-1-09

This report came in after the newsletter was sent to be printed.

Unarmed Robbery 1
Armed Robbery 2
Commercial Armed Robbery 2
Residential Burglaries 15
Garage Burglaries 6
Grand Theft Auto 5
Theft from Auto 24
Vandalism 31
Residential Arson 1

Friday, September 04, 2009

Right of Entry Program

The Dayton Police Department recently implemented a program that will enable police officers to work with business and rental property and vacant lot owners to enforce criminal trespass laws. The program, called "Right of Entry", works as follows:
Business, rental property and vacant lot owners complete a Right of Entry (ROE) Agreement. The agreement, which is notarized, contains the owner's emergency or after hours telephone number. Officers will have access to this information, 24 hours of the day, seven days of the week.
The property owner gives consent for the Dayton Police Department to enter common areas of rental properties and businesses during non-business hours.
By signing the agreement, business, rental property and vacant lot owners agree to cooperate in the prosecution of persons charged with criminal trespass.
Property owners must post and maintain ROE stickers on all entry doors, or, in the case of a vacant lot, posted on a visible, permanent sign. Posting ROE stickers must occur within 48 hours of signing the agreement.
For a first time offense, officers will issue violators a criminal warning tag. The warning tag will contain the following language: "As an agent of the above premises, I hereby warn you not to return to this address without written permission of the owner."
The no trespassing period remains in effect for three years. Subsequent violations of the trespassing ordinance may result in an arrest, provided probable cause exists to do so.

Officers frequently discover individuals inside vacant businesses or rental properties who claim to have permission to be on the premises. In many cases, the officers do not have the ability to verify the claim, as they do not have access to the property owner's name or telephone number. Participation in this program eliminates this problem.
If you or someone you know owns a business, rental property or vacant lot, and are interested in learning more about this program, please contact the First District at 333-1290. I will distribute additional information about this program at tomorrow's meeting of the Northeast Priority Board. Officers attending upcoming neighborhood association meetings will also distribute information about the program.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Updates at Cleveland School

Just wanted to send you some Updates for Cleveland PK-8 Neighborhood School Center:

All of our programs are open to the community!

Cleveland Neighborhood School Center is now offering YMCA After School Care Mon-Fri 3-6pm for children pk-6th grade. This is a licensed program where children receive homework help, crafts, physical activities, and cooking.

NEW TIME! Dads' Night will be on Third Thursdays starting Sept. 17th 6-8pm at Cleveland School! Dads' Night is an opportunity for dads to have open gym and play games with their children.

Zumba will resume Sept. 10th at Cleveland School. Zumba is an adult fitness class that is offered every Thursday 4-5pm for $2. If you are a member of the's FREE!

Martial Arts: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-4:45 for Kids K-8.

COMING SOON: Healthy Lifestyles: Cooking & Exercise class; "Turn Off TV Week" detials coming soon!

International Walk to School Day: October 7th
Trunk or Treat: October 29th (Thursday 6-8pm)

If you are interested in any of these programs or have questions, please contact Kym Beasley 937-474-2091 or

Friday, July 31, 2009

Street Sweeping

Neighborhoods to be swept the week of 8/10/09 through 8/14/09

Linden Heights
Walnut Hills
Shroyer Park
Patterson Park
Pheasant Hill

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ingathering Service

Please plan to join us on July 24, 25, and 26 for the ingathering service with Pastor Charles Simmons of New Bethany Church. The services will be held at Ohmer Park Methodist Church, located at 1357 Arbor Blvd. The service time for Friday, July 24 will be at 7:00pm, and Saturday, July 25th, and Sunday July 26th the service times are at 5:00pm. For more information, please contact Ohmer Park/New Bethany Church at (937) 252-5674.

Quilting Class

Hey quilters want-to-be!!! Want to learn and have fun? For more information on the quilting class please contact Pete at (937) 252-1362.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twin Towers Crossing Open House

Notice to the Public:

The collaborative effort of East End Community Services, St. Mary Development, and the Oberer-Thompson Group (a.k.a. Greater Dayton Construction) will be hosting a Sub-Contractor Open House for the Twin Towers Crossing housing development. The event will held on July 21st, 2009 at 6:00pm . The Open House will be held in the multi-purpose room of the East End Community center , located at 624 Xenia Avenue , Dayton , Ohio 45410 .

The Twin Towers Crossing is a single family housing tax credit development to be located in East Dayton , Ohio . The project will include new homes on the following streets: Steele, Fillmore, McClure, Dover , Nassau , Bidleman , Wyoming , and Pierce; an area typically referred to as the Twin Towers neighborhood. This neighborhood is bounded by US Highway 35 on the north, Wayne Avenue on the South, Wyoming Street on the east and Keowee Street on the East.

The housing project is part of a broad vision for the community voiced by neighborhood residents themselves. This housing strategy has been approved by the City of Dayton Commissioners and City Plan Board.

The Open House will serve as an information session about the upcoming project, slated to begin ground-breaking in the fall. The development will consist of the new construction of 40 homes, with 4-bedrooms, basements, two-car garages, on scattered sites within one neighborhood. The 1,550 square feet units will be built to meet the Energy Star requirements and the entire development is being designed to meet the requirement of the Green Communities program. Each single-family house will be equipped with Energy Star appliances including, refrigerators, stoves and dishwasher. The homes will be heated by 92% efficient gas furnaces and cooled by highly efficient electric air conditioners.

The Open House will be informal, and will not serve as a formal Pre-Bid meeting. Attendance is not required, but recommended. Please contact Columbus Cotton @ 937-531-5506 with any Open House related questions.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Evangelistic Meeting Correction

There is a correction to be made with the Evangelistic Meetings held at Colorado Ave Baptist Church. There will be no service for July 17, 2009 at 7:00pm. We, instead will be in fellowship at Ohmer Park Methodist Church for VBS and a cook-out that night. So please plan to join us at Ohmer Park, located at 1357 Arbor Blvd.

Saturday July 18 and Sunday, July 19, the Evangelistic Meetings will still go on as scheduled at 7:00pm. So please plan to join us and bring family, friends, or a neighbor.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vacation Bible School and Evangelistic Meetings!!!

Colorado Ave Baptist Church, Ohmer Park Methodist Church, and New Bethany is presenting a Vacation Bible School. Please pass this along to any young children that you may know between the ages of 5-12.

VBS will be held the week of July 13-17 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at Ohmer Park Methodist Church located at 1357 Arbor Blvd. Please contact Greg Segda at (937) 838-6861 or Sharon Roth at (937) 925-0166 if you have any questions. Please see the attached fliers for additional information and to also print off the registration form for any child that would like to participate.

Also, please plan to join us at Colorado Ave Baptist Church for The Evangelistic Meetings with Pastor Don Godby. They will be held on July 17, 18, and 19th starting at 7:00PM. If you have any questions regarding the Evangelistic Meetings please contact Colorado Ave Baptist Church at (937) 253-0014.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

All Sons Banquet

We would like to introduce ourselves to everyone in the Walnut Hills Community. We are 3 churches united to become 1, Colorado Ave Baptist Church, Ohmer Park Methodist Church, and New Bethany for Christ.

We are having an all sons banquet on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30pm at Ohmer Park Methodist Church located on 1357 Arbor Ave, please plan to join us for an evening of celebration as we recognize all fathers and sons.

For more information please contact one of our churches.

Colorado Ave Baptist Church-(937) 253-0014 or Ohmer Park-(937) 252-5674

We have a lot more plans and celebrations coming up this summer, so we will keep you posted on more events as they become available.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Dayton Mediation Center

Mediation Training and Apprenticeship
at the Dayton Mediation Center

The Dayton Mediation Center is offering a free training for citizens interested in learning to be a volunteer community mediator.

Basic Mediation training through the Dayton Mediation Center includes 20 classroom hours and approximately 30 continuing training hours over a six-month period. Following this apprenticeship, mediators are expected to volunteer at least once a month for 18 months. The dates and times are:

Saturday, August 15th, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 20th, from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29th, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(must be able to attend all three dates)

To be fully informed about the decision you and the Center will be making, anyone interested in considering this training is invited to a group interview/orientation session. Please choose one of these dates to attend. (If you are unable to attend one of these, please contact us to schedule an individual session.)

Thursday, June 18th, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30pm
Saturday, June 27th, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

These sessions will take place at the Center’s office on the 3rd floor of the City of Dayton Building at 371 W. Second Street, Dayton OH 45402.

If you have any questions or would like directions please contact Janet Mueller at or (937)333-2356.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

5 Year Crime Statistics for Walnut Hills

This month I requested crime statistics for our neighborhood so that I could publish them in the newsletter. I also asked if crime was really down in the City of Dayton. I didn't get what I asked for but what I did get was way more interesting! I can't post the actual pages here for you to view directly but have put links below. Please take some time to review the information and draw your own conclusions.

Walnut Hills 5 Year Summary

Walnut Hills 5 Year Year to date statistics

Adopt-An-Area Clean Up

Here is a picture of our core group of clean-up volunteers who help organize and participate in the twice yearly Adopt-An-Area clean ups that we do in South East Dayton. Mike Schommer wearing an orange vest, is standing with his father, wife, son and two volunteers from the community as they venture out to pick up litter from an area that they have chosen to clean up. This year we let residents chose where they wanted to participate instead of designating Wyoming Avenue as the street of choice.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Register Now for Summer Camps & Activities

Dayton's Department of Recreation and Youth Services is presenting a full schedule of summer camps for 2009. Camps include: A Backpack of Experiences (weekly special topics from June 15 through August 7); Pee Wee Power Camp (weekly, June 15 to August 7); All About Sports (featuring the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League; weekly, July 6 through August 14); Youth Tennis Camp (two-week sessions, June 15 through August 7); and the Fairview Park Program (for residents of the Phoenix Project area, June 16 through August 7). For information and registration, go to or call 333-8400.

Phone-a-Thon to Support Foreclosure Prevention

Dayton-area community service organizations are joining forces with WDTN to present a foreclosure prevention "phone-a-thon" on Thursday, June 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Professionals from the Neighborhood Lending Partnership will take phone calls and provide resource and referral information to homeowners seeking help with home foreclosures or potential foreclosures. WDTN will air live coverage of phone-a-thon segments and will also provide information on

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Letter to Kroger

During our last neighborhood association meeting Doug Schommer presented a letter that he felt we should send to the Kroger Company. I mailed it off last week to

Geoffrey Covert at
Kroger Food Stores
P.O. Box 46234
Cincinnati, OH 45246

It reads;

Dear Mr. Covert,

I am writing to your company on behalf of the Walnut Hills (Neighborhood) Association. Our association represents 2,500 households near your store located on Wayne Ave. in Dayton, Ohio.
Thank you for approximately 50 years of quality products and service to our community. We are disappointed that you will not be able to participate in the development at the corner of Wayne and Wyoming Avenues. Our community is very excited about the future of this site and its potential in the new millennium. Thank you again for 50 great years!


Gary Leitzell
President WHA

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bike Polo Tournament

The 6th Annual Midwest Bike Polo Championship Tournament is being held at Walnut Hills Park lower level on Sunday May 24th. There will be people almost 100 people participating from as far away as Wisconsin. Apparently the in-line hockey arena at Walnut Hills Park is the best available facility for this type of event in the entire Midwest. The bike polo players frequent the park on Sunday afternoons and are looking for new players to participate.
Just think, Dayton, home of the Midwest Bike Polo Tournament. As a City we need to promote this sport.

Street Sweeping

Neighborhoods to be swept the week of 5/18/09 through 5/22/09

Twin Towers
Linden Heights
Walnut Hills
Old Dayton View
Southern Dayton View

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Yard Sale Fast Approaching.

I am putting the yard sale map together this week. The yard sale is officially Friday May 15th through Sunday May 17th. Let me know if you plan to participate. The cost to be included is FREE. So it is great at half the price! If you want a Walnut Hills Yard Sale sign the cost is $5.00 which is refundable if you return the sign. Other wise you may keep it and use it every year. Participants will each be given 20 yard sale maps to give away to people touring the neighborhood yard sales. The sale will be advertised in the Dayton Daily News as well.

View Walnut Hills Yard Sale - 2009 in a larger map

Friday, April 17, 2009

Safe Routes to School Grant

Got this email today. Thought I would share it.

Good Morning!
Some of you may have already heard the news...but it has been officially anounced. Cleveland NSC, Kate Ervin, and The City of Dayton have worked on the Safe Routes to School grant for a while, and the Cleveland neighborhood has been awarded $125,813! $100,000.00 will go towards infrastructure: improving pedestrian access to school by updating crosswalks, walks, lighting near school and park, adding a bike rack...etc. $25,813 will go towards education, encouragement and enforcement leg of Dayton's overall plan. Cleveland NSC will be hosting it's first Bike Rodeo tomorrow for Healthy Kids Day!
Have a great day!
Kym Beasley
Site Coordinator
Cleveland PK-8 Neighborhood School Center
1102 Pursell Ave
Dayton, OH 45420

Side note: That is $100,000 that is going to be spent on improvements in the vicinity of Cleveland School. Walnut Hills is included in that area!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Enrolling Now!!

Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. is accepting preschool
enrollment applications for the 2009/2010 school year. The program is
free to income eligible families and offers both part-day and full-day
sessions. This educational program will offer age appropriate school
readiness activities, health screenings, and nutritionally balanced
meals and snacks. Social services that support the whole family will
also be offered.

For more information or to complete an enrollment application, please
contact Laura Navaro at 937-258-2470 ext. 30.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Volunteers from the University of Dayton want to teach you ways to be healthy!

WHEN: Friday April 17th
TIME: After school – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Cleveland PK-8 School: Life Skills Room
WHO: PK-8th graders; 25 spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis: PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME TO THIS SESSION!
Any questions, please contact Kym Beasley at 474-2091


Student’s name:_______________________ Grade:___________

Parent/Guardian Signature:________­­­­­­­­_____________ Date:_____________

Please return to Kym Beasley ASAP.

Round Up Your Friends and Parents for:

Cleveland’s 1st Annual
Bike Rodeo
April 18th
Cleveland PK-8 Neighborhood School Center Parking Lot

Skills Challenge Course!
Learn Bike Safety!
Rain or Shine!
Kids ages 5+ are invited to bring their own bikes and participate in the challenge!
Helmets are required for the challenge

Any questions, if you need a helmet, please contact Kym Beasley 937-474-2091

Monday, April 06, 2009

Stone Soup Presents


Free INFO from the experts!
Ruskin School, 407 Ambrose Avenue
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Step 1 April 14 Budgeting 101, presented by Wright Patt Credit Union
Step 2 April 21 How to Stay Competitive in the Work Force, presented by Job and Family
Advocacy , East End Community Services

Step3 April 28 Making Less Grocery Money Last Longer, presented by Bubbles the Clown,
Angelfood Ministries

Step 4 May 5 College/Certificate Fair, with Sinclair Communtiy College
Step 5 May 19 Steps to Financial Freedom, presented by Wright Patt Credit Union
Step 6 June 2 TBD
Step 7 June 9 TBD
Step 8 June 16 TBD
Step 9 June 23 TBD

Stone Soup Presents
a progam of East End Community Services, Inc.
624 Xenia Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45410

Vaughn Murphy
Phone: 937-259-1898
Fax: 937-259-1897

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Waste Collection Route Revisions Are in Effect

Waste Collection Route Revisions Are in Effect

Pickup Days Unchanged, Times May Change

Release Date: Friday, April 3, 2009

Contact: Division of Waste Collection, 333-4800

Waste collection customers served by the City of Dayton (in the cities of Dayton and Riverside and Jefferson Township) may experience revised pick-up times as a result of route changes implemented on March 30. Scheduled collection days have not changed. Waste collection crews will still travel normal service routes from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, residents may notice crews collecting waste at different times of the day than in the past. The route revisions have been implemented to help reduce operating costs. To contact the Division of Waste Collection, call 937-333-4800.

The following are reminders for Dayton waste collection customers:

Guidelines for setting out waste and recycling for collection:

· Keep containers away from parked cars and other obstacles.

· Waste containers and recycle bins must be at designated collection areas by 7:00 a.m. on scheduled collection days.

· Waste containers and recycle bins must be removed from designated pickup areas by 8:00 a.m. on the day after pickup.

· Waste collection crews will not enter private property for pickup services.

· Do not overfill containers or recycle bins.

· Do not put loose trash in waste containers. Please wrap or bag all trash first.

· Do not overfill waste containers or recycle bins, to help keep neighborhoods clean.

· Recyclable materials are: glass, aluminum, tin, plastic (#1 through #7), newspapers, magazines, cardboard, or other material determined by the City.

How do I schedule a “bulk” waste pick-up?

· Bulk waste pick-ups must be scheduled in advance by calling 937-333-4800 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

· Bulk waste items should be set out by 7:00 a.m. on the pre-scheduled collection day.

· One pick-up equals material totaling 4 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet in size.

· Separate metal items (stoves, refrigerators, etc.) from other bulk items. Remember to remove refrigerator doors.

· All loose and small items must be securely contained, bundled or bagged.

· Crews cannot pick up concrete, rocks, brick, blocks, sand, gravel, demolition materials or hazardous waste.

· Yard waste (brush, hedges, tree limbs, etc.) must be tied into bundles not larger than 4 ft. long and 18 inches in diameter. Bundles are limited to 25 pounds each.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Womens Self Defense Classes

The residents of South Park have successfully held self defense classes for women in the past and are looking to host another series beginning on April 20 if enough people participate. Classes are held at the Hope Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays. Participation is by donation. For details contact Lisa at

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rite Aid Prescriptions

Effective Friday March 20Th prescriptions will no longer be filled at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Wayne and Wyoming Aves. They have sold their service to Walgreen's across the street. For anyone who was not aware, Rite Aid will be closing.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The day after the MRDD Chili Cook-off, I did not place or win at this one, but had fun with family and friends!! Learned that you can cook 10 gallons of chili in our home with out causing to many problems for the rest of the family.


Yes, anyone that I talked to before the MRDD cook-off I told I only needed 5 gallons, I thought I would make a little more and more.. And ok.. I double the recipe at that wrong point in getting the stuff.. So after the cook-off we stop by the homeless shelter and drop off the rest of the chili..


I am amazed that I still have a voice; after calling out "Best DARN Texas Chili- JEDDN Chili" to everyone that walked by the booth at the MRDD Chili Cook-off


JEDDN-- stands for everyone on our team that help.. Jim, Emily, Debbie, Dannie (DanDan), and Nancy


We had a great time and fun.. And will be doing it again next year..


Thanks Bob for coming out to the cook-off..


Thursday, February 12, 2009

MRDD Chili Cook-off March 14 2009

Hello all --

Come down to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds’ on March 14 2009 for a down home chili cook-off to support MRDD (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities). I will be entering my "Darn Good Texas Chili" this year. This will be my first year to enter cook-off, my family and I have been going to the cook-off for a few years now; it is a lot of fun with games for the kids, chili to taste, and music. Please come and help support MRDD this year. Good time to get out and have some fun with family and friends and support a good cause. For more information please check out the links below.

Here is the Poster for the Chili cook-off please place this up for us

If you would like to Enter the cook-off here is the Entry Form

Have a chili cook-off' en good Day

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Get to Know Your Community

Come and connect to the resources that are available in your community. Monday, February 23rd from 5 to 7pm at Ruskin School, 407 Ambrose St.

Local businesses, social service agencies and churches will be present to answer questions about their services and programs. Free finger foods and a chance to win door prizes.

For more information contact Vaughn Murphy at East End Community Services Corporation 937-259-1898 or email:

Chili Lovers Take Notice!

Chili Lovers Take Notice!

Walnut Hills 4th Annual Chili Cook-off is just around the corner! Save the date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 6:30PM at Cleveland School Cafeteria.

Last year, Walnut Hills Association challenged nearby neighborhoods Belmont, Twin Towers and South Park; with a Belmont participant winning first place. This year, WHA invites all Dayton neighborhoods to participate.

In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, we'll have a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Maybe even a cornbread contest!

Those not participating in the challenge are invited to attend for a fun night out. There will be a $2.00 charge at the door and proceeds will benefit Cleveland School students.

So, dig out your Chili recipe and call WHA VP Robert Lipps at 937-256-8394 for entry details and to reserve a spot for that prize winning pot of chili!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Women's Safety Class

Don't know if you guys got the word, but I have put together a Women's Safety Class for South Park, starting February 12 @ Hope Lutheran from 7-9 p.m.

The class is going to be taught by the Asst. Police Chief from WSU, and will run for four weeks. The class will cover personal safety as well as some self-defense techniques. Cost of the class is by donation.

I would like to extend an invitation to all of the women in Walnut Hills that you think might be interested.



Thursday, January 29, 2009

Person of Interest

Our home was broken into on New Year's Eve day followed by our car being broken into in the early morning of January 19th. My husband caught this person in the act of breaking into our car confronted him and reported to the police his description and license plate number. He was arrested a short time later.

In talking to neighbors this person has been seen "stalking" our neighborhood. I would like everyone to be aware and be on the look out for him. He is a danger to our homes and vehicles.

Jordyn Pierce dob 6-30-90

he drives a 1989 blue 2 door toyota license plate DV62XK. He has been seen wearing a tan carhart khaki work jacket.
This is a picture I obtained from his MySpace page.
We feel this person also broke into our home as he was seen in front of our home the day it was broken into however, the dectective said that is not his normal MO and will not question him concerning the break in.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Accepting Applications

Release Date: January 20, 2009

Contact: Kathleen Riggs, NLI Co-Coordinator, 333-3671

Applications are now being accepted for the 27th annual Neighborhood Leadership Institute, sponsored by the City of Dayton and Sinclair Community College.

The Neighborhood Leadership Institute is a 12-week program designed to educate Dayton residents about local government, City of Dayton resources and community leadership. The 2009 program kicks off on Thursday, March 12. It is comprised of workshops, skill-building components and a day-long bus tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Participants hear presentations from community, business and government leaders on topics such as Dayton’s history, the roles and responsibilities of local government, the criminal justice system and cultural diversity. Class members also complete field assignments and a practicum requiring development of a grassroots project within their community.

Anyone interested in participating must complete and submit an application no later than Thursday, February 12, 2009. Application forms are available at all City of Dayton Priority Board offices, at the Division of Citizen Participation (101 W. Third St., 6th floor), at, or by calling 333-3671.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Dayton, OH, January 14, 2009 – The Dayton Minority Contractor’s Business Assistance Program will host the first of quarterly lending receptions for small businesses. The reception is designed to allow small businesses to build a relationship with banks and other organizations that provide financing, bonding and other financial services to small businesses. The lending reception will be held at The Entrepreneur Center, 714 Monument Avenue, on Thursday, January 29 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MCBAP is a component of the Dayton Human Relations Council and is a beneficiary of the resources, expertise, and experience of the Council. MCBAP receives funding from the State of Ohio and was established in 1978. The Dayton MCBAP provides the following services:

· Management and Technical Assistance

· Procurement Information

· Organizational Assessment

· Bonding Information

· Business Plan Preparation

· Training Sessions

· Seminars/Conferences

· Cost Estimating Services

· Plan Room Services/Dodge Reports

· Loan Packaging

For more information on MCBAP services or the lending reception, contact Goodloe Gillispie at (937) 223-2164 or via email at

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

MLK Day March Information

My name is Laura Arber and I am the South Quadrant Chair for the Martin
Luther King March Rally. Below is a letter from my committee inviting
you to join us at the MLK March/Rally on January 19, 2009 starting at
11:00am at Dayton Fairgrounds.

I would appreciate your including this event in your announcements. This
site gives you more information about the march

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email or at

Laura L. Arber
South Quadrant Chair

On January 19, 2009, we will again have the opportunity of honoring Dr.
Martin Luther King, his values, his contributions and his legacy.

There will be a number of events on the weekend, and during the
preceding week, but we particularly want to bring to your attention the
Martin Luther King March on Monday, January 19, 2009.

Over the years, the Dayton community has created an event that reflects
the best of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s values and hopes - the need for
a community to come together in good will and reconciliation. This
year, it seems even more important that the Martin Luther King message
be observed by all of us - Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, persons
from Dayton, Oakwood, Kettering, Centerville, Huber Heights, Trotwood,
Clayton, the youth and the elderly, -representatives from all the parts
of the world who comprise the Dayton community.

The Dayton March begins in four separate locations. As each march
proceeds, it gathers in more people until the truly joyous moment when
east, west, south and north join tumultuously at Third & Main and four
streams of people become one community.

This is not just an invitation but also a call to the community for all
persons and organizations to be with us on January 19, 2009. Youth and
youth organizations are particularly called but everyone in the
community is welcome. Banners recognizing any of our marching
organizations will be very welcome. We would appreciate your including
this event in your church, university, or school bulletin announcements,
starting after December 18, 2008. The starting point of the march for
the South Quadrant is Dayton Fairgrounds , and we will begin marching
downtown at 11:00 am. Please feel free to join us for the march and

We look forward to seeing you on January 19th in the march, and at
Courthouse Square.


Laura L. Arber
South Quadrant Chair

Monday, January 05, 2009

Notices of Final Property Values to Hit Mailboxes

Notices of Final Property Values to Hit Mailboxes

Date: January 2nd, 2008 Contact: Sam Braun 937-224-8722

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s office will be mailing final notices of new property values this week to local property owners. The values reflect the results of the 2008 reappraisal and the informal reviews conducted this fall. The notices should hit most mailboxes the week of January 5th.
Property owners wishing to challenge their new values may file an appeal with the Board of Revision between now and March 31st, 2009. Applications are available on the website at, in the Auditor’s office or by calling 496-6856.

Enrollment Opens Again for Homestead Program

Enrollment Opens Again for Homestead Program
Homeowners Turning 65 in 2009 Have Until June 1st to Signup

Date: January 5th, 2008 Contact: Sam Braun 224-8722

Homeowners who turn 65 at some point in 2009 are now eligible for the Homestead program and are encouraged to sign up with the Montgomery County Auditor. Enrollment is now open until June 1st and applications are available in the Auditor’s office or by calling 225-4341.
The Homestead exemption program brings property tax relief to homeowners age 65 and older and the permanently disabled. There are no longer any income requirements, but newly eligible recipients (those turning 65 any time in 2009) must sign up with the Auditor’s office. Homeowners already enrolled in Homestead do not need to reapply.
"We want all eligible senior homeowners to take advantage of this tax break," said Auditor Keith. Last year the average homestead recipient in Montgomery County saved $517 on their tax bill."
Qualified applicants who missed last year’s deadline may also sign up before June 1st and still get a reduction on last year’s taxes, as well as this year’s. Current homestead recipients do not need to reapply or do anything unless they have moved or had some change in their status.
Potential new applicants are encouraged to call 225-4341 or log on to for more information.