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