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.