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Local News City to demolish Englewood Plaza Adventure Guides to host prairie hike UNION — The North Dayton Adventure Guides are hosting a fall prairie hike at Englewood Metropark's North park, located at 500 Old Springfield Road. The hike will also serve as a meet & greet for anyone interested in the YMCA Adventure Guides program, (originally called Indian Guides) which serves dads and sons grades 1-6. Others are also invited to join them for the 1-plus mile hike, which should offer some exercise, fresh air, and fall scenery. Join them at Englewood Metropark's North Park, Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. For more details, visit the website at NDAG.US
Happy Corner offers free Monday meal CLAYTON — Happy Corner Church of the Brethren, located at 7037 N. Union Road, Clayton, (corner of Old Salem and Union roads) is pleased to announce that it will host a free meal each Monday night at 6 p.m. This free meal at the “Happy Corner Church Cornerstone Bistro” is being hosted for anyone in our community who wishes to attend. Anyone in need of a meal or just interested in dining in good company is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information call the Happy Corner church office at 836-1204, e m a i l email@example.com, or v i s i t www.happycorner.org.
Blue Star Mothers in need of donated items ENGLEWOOD — The Blue Star Mothers Miami Valley Chapter 3 is collecting items, cards and donations for soldiers serving in Iraq and other areas overseas. Support is needed, especially for those soldiers not getting any support from home. Donations are being accepted at the office of Dr. Beverly Fanz, DDS located at 625 W. National Road in Englewood.
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By Andrew Wilson Contributing Writer ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Plaza will finally be coming down as the Englewood City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of a bill to include the demolition of the plaza along with the rezoning of the property, which will later include a United Dairy Farmers. The bill passed as an emergency to ensure immediate action. “I’m really glad to see it come down,” said Mayor Patricia Burnside. “It’s outdated, its been an eyesore and I’m glad the land will be used for something useful.” City Manager Eric Smith agreed. “Englewood is ecstatic that the 10-year legal battle with the former absentee owners is concluded and we look forward to the imminent demolition of the Plaza and redevelopment of the 11 acre site,” Smith said. “The biggest eye-
sore in town will soon be history.” The city received a rezoning application from UDF that requested a change in zoning district classification. The classification switched from “C-3” Community Commercial District to “SPUD,” or Special Planned Unit Development for the Englewood Plaza at the corner of West National Road and Union Boulevard. to UDF According Architect John Johnston and Development Director Tim Kling, both of whom were at Tuesday’s meeting, phase one of the development plan will include the demolition of the plaza and the parking area. The construction of a new 4,300 square foot UDF with gas service will take place soon after. Phase two of the project will be utilized for future development and no plans are currently in place. While the precise starting date of the demolition is See City to demolish Page 4
Photo by Andrew Wilson Pictured is Mayor Patricia Burnside with Feed Ohio volunteers Dan Brazelton (left) and Dr. Brian Nyberg (right). Mayor Burnside read a proclamation declaring and recognizing Feed Ohio to be a worthy community statewide initiative during Tuesday’s meeting. The Feed Ohio campaign will collect donations to assist the Ohio Association of Food Banks and other community pantries and kitchens providing meals and food commodities to needy Ohioans in all 88 counties.
Marching Band places 2nd at Bellbrook By KATHY TYLER Contributing Writer BELLBROOK — The Northmont Marching Band placed second, earning Reserve Grand Champion, in a 13-band competition Saturday at Bellbrook’s 25th Annual Marching Band Invitational. The Pride of Northmont was one of five bands to score more than 60 points during the competition, sweeping the Class AAAA categories of outstanding music and visual performances, outstanding general effect, auxiliary and percussion. Centerville took home the Grand Champion trophy while Carroll, Alter and Vandalia-Butler were the other three schools to score more than 60 points. Northmont’s final score was a six-point improvement from the previous week. “Score-wise, we are pretty Photo by Don Tate much right on for where we Percussionists Mary Yagisawa on xylophone and Joe Waters on drums at the Bellbrook Invitational. See Marching Band Page 2
Proehl presented with Spirit of Union Award UNION — Avid gardener and City of Union resident Sue Proehl has the “green thumb gene.” Her grandmother had it, her mother had it … and Sue keeps the tradition beautifully alive. Her property at 391 Rinehart recently received the Spirit of Union Award. Sue, who grew up in Miamisburg, remembers helping out on her grandparents’ farm in Centerville. She and her husband lived for about 40 years in Trotwood where they raised a son and a daughter, and Sue gardened all through the years as well as taught swimming lessons and worked as a bookkeeper. In 2001, the Proehls built their home in Union, a onestory brick ranch in the Mill Ridge neighborhood. “I love it here – the community and especially our neighbors. We have the best neighbors in the world. This is home,” she said. The property is adorned with flowers in shades of pink, purple and white – roses, hydrangeas and begonias. A flowering cherry tree and two plum trees greet visitors; geraniums hug the walk leading to the house. A blue-spruce shrub and spirea plants offer color, texture and dimension. A lilac bush emits an abundance of fra-
grance every spring. Sue’s favorite time of year is summer when she can while away the hours in her yard. Her backyard has all kinds of flowers. “You name the flower, I probably have it,” she said. The back boasts a covered patio and a rock fountain
from which water bubbles. “Birds come to drink from the fountain, and it’s fun to watch them,” Sue said. Bird houses dot the backyard. Two maple trees and an ash tree (which so far has escaped the Emerald Ash Borer) offer shade. A wrought-iron fence provides
some privacy. Sue belongs to the Greenview Garden Club, which maintains an herb garden at the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. She also enjoys spending time with her family, which now includes five grandchildren.
The Park Board established the Spirit of Union Award in 1997 to encourage exterior enhancements of residential and business properties. More information about the City’s Spirit of Union Award can be found on the City’s website at www.ci.union.oh.us.
Photo submitted Spirit of Union recipient Sue Proehl with Mayor Michael O’Callaghan.
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Photo by Kathy Tyler Northmont colorguard captains and field commanders (from left to right) Jenna Markins, Austin Miller, Kate Gaston, Nathan Paul and Dani Norton accept the awards presented to the Northmont Marching Band during the Bellbrook Invitational. Northmont placed first in Class AAAA and earned Reserve Grand Champion.
Photo by Mike Barrow John B. Davis, Executive Director of Ohio Business Week Foundation, recently spoke with the Northmont Rotary about the role of the Foundation and its involvement in stimulating interest in business careers among high school youth. The main project is the annual camp held on a Ohio college campus for students interested in learning more about the many opportunities students have in the field of business. Standing with Davis (right) is Rotarian Scott Rolfes of Kindred Funeral Home and the sponsor of the speaker for the day.
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have been in years past,” said Andrew Brough, Northmont band director. “We are still a little behind in how much of our show is on the field from a production standpoint, but for a quality and performance aspect, we are right where Northmont always is for this time of year. A lot of musical moments lined up better than at Kings and the visual program is always getting stronger as we get more drill on the field and review what we have learned. “We actually had a better performance in our rehearsal run-through Saturday morning than we did at Bellbrook Saturday night. That said the students dressed in our great uniforms and under the lights on a Saturday night is an exciting and emotional time. I think the students got a taste of those feelings coming off the field at Bellbrook.” Northmont added 20 seconds of show material last week, which put the Thunderbolts about halfway through their competition program. Also an alto saxo-
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phone solo, played by senior Zach Greenwalt, was added. This week the marching band will be adding the ballad to the field as Northmont makes preparations for its first Bands of American Regional competition at Kettering Fairmont High School. ”It’s always nice to get recognized for your hard work,” said Brough. “The goal is to do your best and get better every show. We are only able to control the things we work on: tempo, correct notes, clean drill, flag tosses and choreography. We have no control over the scores. “The students came off of the field Saturday really proud of their work but knowing things could go better. That is a great motivational tool heading into any new week, especially a BOA regional. We will have an extra day of rehearsal to prepare for a nationally-recognized event and I think the students will be looking to build on the success of Bellbrook Invitational.” Before the Kettering BOA
Regional, Northmont will perform during the football game Friday and host the eight-grade band members in a halftime performance. “We made a lot of progress last week even though we had some rehearsal time taken away due to rain or extreme heat. At this point, we are becoming more aware just how fortunate we are at Northmont to have such a talented group of instructors and design team working with us on a weekly or daily basis. The support we get from our band staff, our school staff, our administrators, parents and fans make Northmont a great place to be. We look forward to grow our band with our eighth grade band night Friday and we’d like to congratulate Coach Schneider and the Northmont football team for a huge victory over Lakota East. The band enjoyed cheering on the team toward a win and another opportunity to show all the great things we can accomplish at Northmont.”
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ENGLEWOOD — Sisson, Virginia Charlotte, age 93 of Englewood, formerly of Gallipolis passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. She was born May 19, 1920 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mayme (Neville) Harmon, beloved husband Willard Sisson, brother Harold Harmon. She is survived by her loving family, sons Bill Sisson-Englewood, Terry Harmon-Gallipolis, daughters and sons-in-law Charlene and Merle Huffman-Estero, Florida, Connie and Dick Brechak-Englewood, five grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren and one greatgreat grandchild. Virginia was a member of Northern Hills Christian Church and enjoyed walking, reading and shopping. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18 at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton with Pastor Steve Sisco officiating, burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, September 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hale-Sarver.
Donate used vehicles to St. Vincent de Paul DAYTON — Donate used vehicles to St. Vincent de Paul and receive a possible tax deduction. All proceeds stay in the local community. The benefits help to transform the life of a homeless person. St. Vincent de Paul makes the donation process easy - Free title transfer, and free vehicle pickup within 24 hours. For more information call 2223661 or visit www.stvincentdayton.org
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FAIRBORN — Chapter 2238 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its next meeting Friday, September 20, at noon at Roush’s Restaurant, 305 W. Main Street, Fairborn. Chapter 2238 serves Huber Heights, Englewood, Vandalia, Tipp City, New Carlisle, Riverside, Dayton, Clayton and Brookville.
Breakfast is served at American Legion ENGLEWOOD — American Legion Post 707, located at 200 W. National Road, Englewood, will now be serving breakfast every Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast is only $5 and includes: Eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. Great breakfast value! Breakfast is open to the public. Support your local veterans.
Southern Slavic Folk Dancing class offered DAYTON — The South Slavic Club of Dayton announces a new season of folkdance classes every Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Czech Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. Learn dances from Balkan nations such as Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, and others. Cost is $10 for 12 consecutive sessions ending December 4th. Beginners and advanced dancers are welcome. No partner is needed. For more information call John at 937-291-3343 or visit www.southslavicclub.org
Gentle Worship Service offered at area church BUTLER TWP. — Bridge Builder’s Abilities Ministry offers Gentle Worship Service, an abbreviated, 45 minute service that includes soft worship music, and a brief 10 minute message. This service is designed for people of all ages and abilities who struggle with excessive noise, long services, and anything else that may prevent them from attending regular service. This is good for families with young children, people with Alzheimer’s, autism, ADD, just to list a few. Non one will be shushed. The next service is set for Sunday, September 22 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christian Life Center, West Auditorium, 3489 Little York Rd., Dayton.
Third annual Tee Off for Education slated CLAYTON — The Citizen’s for Northmont City School’s will hold their annual golf event on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Meadowbrook Country Club. The 9-hole best ball scramble begins at 5 p.m. Craft beer, wine tasting and dinner begin at 6:30 p.m. for non-golfers, and golfers will enjoy the food and tastings after the golf event. This year’s tastings are being done by Valley Vineyards, from Morrow, Ohio. Tickets are $60 for golfing and food, and $40 for the dining - tastings only. Tickets are available at Englewood Florist.
Christian music concert offered at Crestview CLAYTON — Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave., Clayton, will be hosting a Christian Music Concert featuring many exciting musicians on Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. A $5 donation will be requested. For more information please contact the church office at 854-6300.
Christian historian to speak at Crestview CLAYTON — William Federer will be speaking at Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave., Clayton on September 22 at 10:45 a.m. Mr. Federer is a Christian historian, best-selling author, and former evangelical pastor. Bill’s ‘American Minute’ radio feature and ‘Faith in History’ television program is broadcast daily across America. Please contact the church office with any questions at 854-6300.
Northmont Board of Education to meet ENGLEWOOD — The second September regular meeting of the Northmont Board of Education will be held on Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at Englewood Elementary, 702 Albert Street, Englewood. The public is welcome to attend.
Vendors can register for fall bazaar DAYTON — Vendor registrations for “Friendship Fall Bazaar” are now being accepted. Friendship Village will be holding their annual “Friendship Fall Bazaar” on Saturday, October 12. Interested vendors may call Kathy at 937-837-5581 ext 1205 before September 25 for more information about renting booth space for this well known annual event that features home made apple dumplings, crafts, and homemade candies. There are limited spaces available.
Fitness bootcamp offered in Englewood ENGLEWOOD — The Shamrock Barbell Club offers BootCamp: On Ramp every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Englewood Reserve 5 (where National Road intersects State Route 48). This program is not like your average bootcamp. It is designed to get you stronger, faster or just plain in shape. To signup contact Nick Halter, a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org Shamrockbarbellclub.com, Shamrock Bar Bell Club Facebook or by calling 937-570-7554.
ENGLEWOOD — The College Hill Garden Club’s Open Meeting program on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. is, “Ladies of the 1913 Flood.” The speaker will be Dawn Dewey, from the archives division of the Wright State University Dunbar Library. The program is being held at Concord United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 1123 South Main Street (St. Rt. 48) in Englewood. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Thursday, September 19 Preschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Babies & Books 11:30 a.m. Teen Book Club 3:30 - 6 p.m. Data Bases for Families 6:30 p.m.
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ENGLEWOOD — Maintenance crews will be flushing all Englewood fire hydrants Tuesdays through Fridays, October 1 through October 11 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. This routine part of the water distribution maintenance program may produce some fluctuation of water pressure and rust discoloration. For further information contact the Englewood Water Department at 836-5106.
Tuesday, September 24 Sheriff’s Department 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Council Chambers Family Story Time 4:30 - 5 p.m. Meeting Room Englewood City Council 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers
Wednesday, September 25 Preschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Babies & Books 11:30 a.m. Sister City Club noon - 3 p.m. Learn to Crochet 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Northmont Class of ‘88 seeking classmates
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CLAYTON — Northmont High School Class of 1988 is planning its 25th class reunion the weekend of October 11-13 and is currently searching for members of the class of 1988. Reunion organizers are in need of current mailing addresses and email addresses. If you know of anyone who graduated in 1988 please contact Michelle Bailey 937-248-4049 or Jeanene Popp 937-545-8244. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For reunion details go to http://northmontclassof88.weebly.com. Members from other classes 1985-1990 are welcome to attend the Saturday Night Event. Any Businesses in purchasing advertising on the class website and at the Main Event please contact the reunion organizers at the above listed numbers or emails.
Thursday, September 26 Preschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Babies & Books 11:30 a.m. Teen Anime Club 3:30 - 6 p.m. John Chapman: The Man Known as Johnny Appleseed 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Family concert offered at Marian Manor DAYTON — Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring DULAHAN, sponsored by Marian Manor Knights of Columbus 3754, Saturday, September 21. Outdoor concert (indoors if inclement weather), so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Doors open at 6 p.m. and concert is 7 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $6/adult, $4 for kids 12 and under, or $20/family. Food and adult drinks are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit K of C activities & charities. Address is 6050 Dog Leg Road, Dayton. This is a family friendly event, so please bring the whole family.
Southern gospel quartet to perform WEST MILTON — “Soul Purpose Southern Gospel Quartet” will perform in Concert Sunday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. at West Milton Church of the Nazarene, 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton on “Fill the Pew” Sunday. S.S. Picnic to follow service (meat and drink - provided). Games - cake walk - fun times. For more information contact the church at 937-698-5782.
Line dancing lessons offered in Union UNION — September 27 starting at 7 p.m. at Mill Ridge Village Retirement Community will be hosting a country-western line dance. There is a charge, check with teacher/instructor Kevin Gleckert at 236-8481 for more information. This dance is usually the third Friday of each month, with the exception of September, with the dance on the last Friday in the month instead.
United Christian Church to hold fall bazaar CLAYTON — United Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 8611 Hoke Road, Clayton, will hold its fall bazaar Saturday, October 5. A warm welcome is being extended to any hand crafts, artistry, product line vendors to participate in the Church Women’s Fall Bazaar. Two different sized tables are available for a fee of $25 and $30 each. The church women will be providing homemade baked items for sale and a light lunch will be available for purchase after 11 a.m. For more information and/or an application form contract, interested vendors please contact the church office at 937-832-3516. August 31 is the cut-off date for applications.
Sweep Clayton Clean set for Oct. 12 CLAYTON — On Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clayton residents are welcome to dispose of furniture, wood, yard waste, swing sets, clothing and debris at Fire Station 83 located at 200 Woolery Lane off of North Main Street in Clayton. Refrigerators may be dropped off; however the Freon must be drained. Sorry; tires, motor oil, paint and chemicals will not be accepted. You must show proof of residency. For more information call Sherri Turner at the City of Clayton Zoning Department 836-3500 ext. 114.
Sewing Sisters to meet at United Christian CLAYTON — Sewing Sisters will be meeting monthly at United Christian Church, 8611 Hoke Rd., Clayton from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on first Thursday of each month. No membership or dues. Bring a project to sew and a tip to share. Invite a friend to come along.
Thunder Classic Golf Tourney set Sept. 28 CLAYTON — On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Northmont Golf Parents Association (NGPA) is sponsoring the 17th annual Northmont Thunder Classic Charity Golf Tournament. This golf scramble provides the funds for the operational expenses and scholarships for deserving senior golfers as they pursue higher education and perhaps continue their golf careers at the collegiate level. The NGPA asks for your support by sponsorship, participating in the tournament, and/or money or door prize donations. With the support of the local community and golf enthusiasts, the golf teams can represent Northmont with pride and determination to be the best. To support these young golfers please fill out the sponsor form at www.ihigh.com/boltsboysgolf and mail to: Northmont Golf Parents Association, Scott Krizner – Outing Chairman, 500 Rubythroat Lane , Clayton, OH 45315.
Electronics Recycling Day slated Sept. 28 ENGLEWOOD — On Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the cities of Brookville, Clayton, Englewood and Union along with Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley will be collecting electronics for recycling at the Englewood Government Center located at 333 W. National Road, Englewood. Accepted items are computers, monitors, hard drives, printers, toner cartridges, keyboards, servers, routers, scanners, speakers, cords, cables, software and televisions up to 24 inches. Donation receipts will be available upon request. For questions, please contact the City of Brookville (937) 833-2135 or the City of Clayton (937) 836-3500 or the City of Englewood (937) 836-5106 or the City of Union (937) 836-8624.
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Police reports from Northmont area law enforcement agencies The following information has been provided by Northmont area police departments. The information listed in this column is considered public record and is available to anyone seeking information concerning what is provided below. For purposes of this column, the term “arrested” or “charged” does not necessarily mean the person was taken into physical custody. It could also indicate that a summons was issued to the subject in lieu of physical custody. All the people listed as “arrested” or “charged” are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Wednesday, Sept. 4 Union Identity fraud was reported by a resident of Sheets Street. His bank contacted him to advise of suspicious transactions on his account including one in Stockholm, Sweden, another in Charlotte, NC and one for a fitness club membership in Columbus. The bank closed the account to prevent any further activity on the account. Thursday, Sept. 5 Union Steven R. Brooks, 20, of Union, was charged with underage consumption of alcohol. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. He will be issued a court summons. Saturday, Sept. 7 Clayton Burglary was reported in the 6800 block of N. Union Road. The resident came home and found his back door standing open. Dresser drawers in multiple rooms had been opened and the front door forced open. Jewelry and several electronic items were removed including a 47-inch Vizio TV, an Xbox 360, a Nexus 7 Tablet computer, an Apple iPod Touch. Union Thomas H. Cooper, 18, of Englewood, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a court summons and released. An unruly juvenile was reported on Wickham Farm Circle.
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Sunday, Sept. 8 Clayton Burglary was reported in the 4200 block of Old Salem Road. Unknown subjects removed a 1978 Rickenbacker bass guitar and case from an attached garage. A boy’s bicycle was reported stolen from a yard in the 7700 block of Irvington Ave. Union Unknown subjects keyed an employee’s vehicle while it was parked in the lo of the Toll House Tavern. Multiple deep scratches were placed in the pain along the driver’s side of the vehicle. Monday, Sept. 9 Englewood Unknown subjects vandalized a semi-truck and removed its CB radio while it was parked in the lot of Englewood towing and Recovery. Traveon Remeko Reid, 41, of Dayton 45406, was charged with violating a protection order. Charges were to Vandalia forwarded Municipal Court which will issue Reid a summons to appear. Unknown subjects removed a mountain bike from a hallway at the Villas of Englewood. Tuesday, Sept. 10 Clayton Michael A. Stamper, 22, of Portsmouth, was arrested on a nationwide felony warrant in the parking lot of United Dairy Farmers. Stamper was taken into custody and transported to the county jail. Englewood Larry D. Martin, 55, of Englewood, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspen-
sion, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to signal before changing course. He was issued a court summons and released to a sober driver. Unknown subjects stole a United States Postal Service package from the 600 block of Alta Avenue. The package contained two iPads and a watch. Kalon Tyrone Edwards, 18, of Dayton 45415, was charged with theft at WalMart. He was issued a court summons and released. Unknown subjects tole eight wheels and tires from a freight trailer parked at Jet Express on Lau Parkway. Sunshine D. Key, 31, of Wilmington, was charged with theft at Meijer. She was taken into custody and transported to the county jail. Union A resident of Cabernet Drive discovered fraudulent activity on her bank account. Three unauthorized withdrawals from her checking account were made via ATM on Sept. 9: two on Montgomery Road in Cincinnati and one on Mt. Zion Road in Florence, KY. Wednesday, Sept. 11 Clayton Unknown subjects removed three vehicle batteries out of a white Mack flatbed truck at a construction site at Southway Road and Salem Pike. Unknown subjects cut the brackets holding the batteries in place and also took one of the battery cables. Unknown subjects spray painted graffiti on the rear of a business in Randolph Plaza. Englewood Unknown subjects stole a
men’s mountain bike from a front porch in the 500 block of S. Main Street. Thursday, Sept. 12 Clay Township Burglary was reported in the 7100 block of of PhillipsburgUnion Road. The resident returned home and her dog did not greet her as usual. The dog was found locked in an upstairs bedroom. The resident found that someone had gone through the house looking in drawers, cabinets, a night stand and a toolbox in the garage. No signs of forced entry to the home could be found and no items appears to be missing. Englewood The theft of a boy’s bicycle from a fenced back yard was reported in the 200 block of Lodestone Drive. Friday, Sept. 13 Clayton Breaking and entering was reported in the 4300 block of Linchmere Drive. Unknown subjects broke into a vacant house and removed copper pipes from the water heater in the basement. Trash and food was found scattered about in numerous rooms with furniture overturned. Also found were 10 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. Englewood Kristina L. Luken, 34, of Goshen, was charged with telecommunications harassment. Charges were forwarded to Clermont County for issuance of a court summons. Karen R. Jones, 37, of Eaton, was charged with theft at Wal-Mart. She was taken into custody and transported to the county jail. The theft of a men’s wallet was reported at Kroger. The victim stated he had possession of the wallet when he entered the store and must
have laid it down somewhere. The wallet contained $300 cash, a debit card, a Social Security card, and a driver’s license. Saturday, Sept. 14 Englewood Unknown subjects removed a Texas A&M flag from the front of a residence in the 4100 block of Gorman Avenue. The theft of an iPod Touch was reported at the Northmont Branch Library. The victim advised that she plugged the iPod in to charge it near computer No. 1 then left the library forgetting that she had plugged the iPod in. Unknown subjects removed a Toro self-propelled mower from an unlocked storage shed in the 300 block of Beckenham. Unknown subjects entered a back yard in the 300 block of Grantham Drive and removed a 24-foot aluminum extension ladder, a 24-foot fiberglass extension ladder, a 10-foot orange fiberglass step ladder with a yellow top, and an eight-foot aluminum step ladder. An older women’s three speed bicycle was also stolen and a yard edger was stolen from an unlocked storage shed. Union A juvenile pushed his bicy-
Activities offered at Earl Heck Community Center ENGLEWOOD — The Earl Heck Community Center located at 201 N. Main Street, Englewood, offers a variety of activities for senior citizens as well as classes for people of all ages. The following is a list of current activities. Veterans Benefits - A representative from Veterans Services will be at the Earl Heck Community Center on Thursday, September 19, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. to offer information to veterans and surviving spouses about benefits you may be eligible for. No appointment is necessary. Call 836-5929 for more information. Flu Shots will be offered at the Earl Heck Center on Tuesday, September 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The shots will be given by personnel from Rite Aid Pharmacy. Traditional Medicare and some insurances can be billed. The Pneumonia Shot will also be available. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 836-5929. Mom and Tot Classes are starting at the Earl Heck Community Center on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:15 a.m. These classes are for walking age children up to age three. Target areas are socialization, motor skills and fun for the little ones and their caregivers. Call Kristy at 698-5182 to register or for more information. Karate is being offered at the Earl Heck Center for ages 6 and up. Call the instructor,
City to demolish... unknown, Smith said he expects the project to begin in mid or late October. UDF will be responsible for choosing the contractor to complete the demolition. In other business, city council approved a bill to authorize the purchase of various traffic management components at a cost of $104,965. Such items include software to manage the coordinated system, fif-
teen controllers for the 14 intersections in the city, 11 battery backups to be used during electrical outages and two 20 mph school zone markers to be used at the Kleptz Early Learning Center. Council members also approved an ordinance to revise appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the city during the fiscal year ending
Jeff Webb, at 937-974-7115, to register or for more information. Zumba Sentao and Zumba Toning are ongoing classes at the Earl Heck Community Center. Lots of fun as well as a great fitness workout. Call Nikki at 937623-5006 for information or to register. Computer Classes for Seniors are being held at the Earl Heck Community Center on Mondays at 1 p.m. Introductory and Intermediate Classes are available. Please call 8365929 to register. There is no charge. Caretakers Support Group is a new group open to anyone who is in a caretaker position. For more informa-
tion, please call Shelly at 5809188. There is no charge. Gentle Yoga Classes on Monday mornings at 10:15 a.m. These classes are free for Silver Sneakers members and there is a fee for non-members. Please call the instructor, Velvet, for information or to register, at 307-9353. Jewelry Classes are on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Earl Heck Community Center. Learn to make beautiful jewelry for yourself or for gifts. For more information or to register, call Bryna at 8908913. The Earl Heck Community Center offers classes for all ages and daily activities for Senior Citizens. Please call 836-5929 for more information.
Continued from Page 1 Dec. 31, 2013. Such appropriations include adjusting personal services for additional part-time hours during the summer months in anticipation of Affordable Health Care Act limitations on parttime hours in the final quarter of the year. Additional appropriations include an increase in income tax revenue sharing with the Northmont School District due to business success in the
Otterbein Commerce Park. The city shares 50 percent of the withholding it receives from businesses with annual payrolls over $1 million. Uniform equipment purchases for additional parttime employees hired in the Englewood Fire Department and security system upgrades for the Englewood Service Center were also included. The total amount of appropriations is $66,275.
Letters to the editor Coach Booher appreciative of Hall of Fame committee To the Editor: I want to express my gratitude to all of the individuals involved with the 2013 Northmont Football Hall of Fame pre-game ceremony and
all those who organized the 1963 undefeated football team reunion and picnic. The team work of A.D. Robin Spiller, Collin Ables and their committee was outstanding, as was the work of Dave Hoke
and Emerson Keck and their committee in planning the activities for those “63” TBolts. During pre-game, halftime, fun at Marion’s Pizza, the picnic at Dave’s Farm, pictures, rosters, letters, etc. The
camaraderie and GREEN PRIDE was apparent at all times. Great Job Guys! Coach Ned Booher Northmont Football 1962-1985
cle and let it roll down a driveway and into a parked vehicle damaging the vehicle’s driver’s side rear fender. The victim signed a refusal to prosecute form. Sunday, Sept. 15 Clay Township Police pulled a vehicle over for driving on the white fog line and littering. Upon approaching the vehicle an odor of alcohol was detected. Robert G. Reed, 48, of Brookville, was charged with driving under the influence. He registered at .078 percent on a breath intoxilyzer test. Reed was issued a court summons and released to a sober driver. Englewood Police stopped a vehicle for not having its rear license plate illuminated and found the driver to be intoxicated. Kia A. Young, 39, of Dayton 45418, was charged with driving under the influence and no plate light. She registered at .237 percent on a breath intoxilyzer test. She was issued a court summons, transported to her residence and released to a family member. Portia L. Johnson, 30, of Trotwood, was charged with theft a Wal-Mart. She was issued a court summons and released. Police responded to Avey Lane on the report of breaking and entering to a vacant house. Police located three juveniles that had entered the home. All three were charged and released to their parents. Monday, Sept. 16 Union Casey James Gerken, 27, of Ashland, was charged with solicitation permit t required. He was issued a court summons and released. Nathaniels D.P. McMeans, 22, of Middletown, was charged with solicitation permit required. He was issued a court summons and released.
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They were serious issues back when I sympathize with today’s school kids who have to deal with such serious issues. When I was a student at Oak Street Elementary School in Flint, Michigan back in the days when the crust of the earth was still cooling we dealt with all sorts of what we considered big-time dilemmas even though they pale in comparison with today’s dilemmas that include drugs, fighting and cheating. In the old days our biggest decisions included but were not limited to should we pull a pretty girl’s pigtails when the teacher or the principal wasn’t looking or maybe just steal a kiss or two on the school fire escape when the teacher or the principal wasn’t looking? Back then we also spent a ton of time pleading with our parents to let us wear pegged pants and those pointy-toed
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“stiletto shoes” that were all the rage at that time. Time and again we also tried to “talk to our neighbors” - a school teacher’s term back then- by leaning across our desks to whisper to each other while the teacher was standing at the blackboard with her back to us. Then, of course, there was always the urge to chew gum in class even though most teachers back never let ANYBODY chew gum in class. Chewing gum in class like so many other things was strictly forbidden and the
penalty should you happen to be caught chewing meant a trip to the principal’s office. Principals in those days were people to be feared. Their offices were dark, dreary recesses filled with typewriters as big as Buick sedans and photos of past school principals plastered all over the walls. A trip to the principal’s office was easily the most frightening thing a pupil was ever forced to do and it was much worse if your friends knew you were going to the principal’s office because they had field days at your expense. “Batz is going to the principal’s office nah-nah-nah” they would say. Some of their other chants were even worse but they can’t be repeated in a family newspaper. Contact Bob at email@example.com
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Sports Digest Oberer lifts Thunderbolts to victory
Register in person for Northmont Future Bolts
CLAYTON — Any 1st through 6th grade Northmont area girls and boys can stop by on September 21 to register in person for the Northmont Future Bolts basketball program between 9 a.m. and noon at the Clayton Government Center at the Corner of Old Salem and Taywood Roads. Stop by, meet the board members, and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming season. On September 28, you can register in person during the first Extreme CrossOver Preseason basketball camp, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Northmont High School. In addition, you can always register online at our website. Girls and boys in the 3rd through 6th grades can sign up for either our weekend recreation league or to tryout for our select travel teams by going to Northmontfutureboltsbasket ball.com Boys and Girls in 1st and 2nd grade can register for the Saturday instructional program. Sign up before October 1 to avoid late fees. In addition, Future Bolts are looking for sponsors for the upcoming season, as it strives to maintain the lowest registration fees in the Dayton area. Visit the website for more info please. For additional details, visit www.Northmontfutureboltsb asketball.com or you can call 937-867-BOLT.
By RON NUNNARI Independent Editor Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com WEST CHESTER – Senior quarter Graham Oberer accounted for 380 total yards in Northmont’s 3121 victory Friday over Lakota East. Oberer completed 21 of 34 pass attempts for 251 yards and three touchdowns and also ran the ball 17 times for 129 yards. He accounted for 91 percent of Northmont’s total offensive output of 417 yards. Oberer’s heroics brought the Thunderbolts from behind to post their second victory in a row as Northmont improved to 2-1 overall. With the loss Lakota East fell to 2-1. Northmont drew first blood with a seven play, 44 yard drive lasting three minutes and six seconds. During the drive senior Isaiah Williams made a leaping catch to give the Thunderbolts a first down at the Thunderhawks’ 10 yard line. Two plays later Oberer connected with Ryan Smith on a seven yard touchdown pass. Chris Okos tacked on the point after to put the Thunderbolts up, 7-0. Lakota East wasted no time countering the T-Bolts scoring drive. Nate Mays returned Northmont’s kickoff 52 yards
Photo by Kathy Tyler Isaiah Williams stays in bounds on his catch early in the game. The reception set up Northmont’s first touchdown of the game. to the Thunderbolts’ 38 yard line. On first down Mays broke loose for a 26 yard gain to the Northmont 12. From
Third annual Tee Off for Education slated CLAYTON — The Citizen’s for Northmont City School’s will hold their annual golf event on Thursday, September 19 at Meadowbrook Country Club. The 9-hole best ball scramble begins at 5 p.m. Craft beer, wine tasting and dinner begin at 6:30 p.m. for non-golfers, and golfers will enjoy the food and tastings after the golf event. This year’s tastings are being done by Valley Vineyards, from Morrow, Ohio. Tickets are $60 for golfing and food, and $40 for the dining - tastings only. Tickets are available at Englewood Florist. Northmont Baseball to host annual pasta dinner CLAYTON — Northmont Dugout Club is hosting its annual pasta dinner on Friday, September 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Northmont High School cafeteria. The Dugout Club will again be serving pasta with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Parking this year will be in the front of the high school and entrance will be through Door No. 1. The ticket prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens are $5. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets are available through any NHS baseball player or will be available at the door the night of the dinner.
Photo by Kathy Tyler Northmont senior quarterback Graham Oberer looks down field.
there Bobby Brown romped 12 yards to pay dirt. Nick Gasser’s extra-point kick was good to tie the game, 7-7 with 11:54 remaining in the first half. Not to be outdone, the Thunderbolts D.J. Hickman returned the ensuing kickoff 39 yards to give Northmont a first down at Lakota East’s 41. Unfortunately, the T-Bolts could not capitalize on the big kick return and were forced to punt after three downs. Punter Zach Weatherford pinned the Thunderhawks deep in their own territory by kicking the ball out of bounds at the 14 yard line. That, however, was to avail, as on second down and eight Bobby Brown busted loose for an 84 yard touchdown romp to give Lakota East the lead. Gasser’s point after gave the Thunderhawks a 14-7 advantage. Both teams lost the ball on fumbles on their next possessions. Northmont recovered a Lakota East fumble at the Thunderhawks’ 49 to set up the next score. Northmont put together a nine play, 40 yard drive capped by 26 yard field goal by Okos to cut the Lakota East lead to 14-10 with 5:14 remaining in the half. The score remained 1410 at halftime. Northmont took the second half kickoff and got pinned
Thunderhawks at first down at the Northmont 33. Three plays later East quarterback Eric Eichler scampered 26 yards for a touchdown. Gasser’s extra-point put East back on top, 21-17. Northmont battled back to take the lead for good late in the third quarter on a 31 yard
Photo by Kathy Tyler Northmont’s Jonny Lowery makes the leaping catch before heading towards the end zone late in the game. three yard line. From there Ryan Smith capped the nine play, 87 yard drive with a three yard touchdown run. Okos added the point after to put Northmont up, 17-14. Like a pair of prize fighters pummeling each other, Lakota East bounced off the ropes to counter punch Northmont with a huge scoring drive of its own. Addison Gaulding tackled East kick returner Nate Mays at the five yard line to pin the Thunderhawks deep in their own territory. Bobby Brown broke off a 46 yard run to give the
touchdown pass from Oberer to Jonny Lowery to cap seven play, 67 yard drive. The Bolts led 24-21 entering the fourth quarter. With 19 seconds left in the third quarter Zach Weatherford intercepted a Eric Eichler pass to give Northmont the ball at its own 29. On first down Oberer ran for 12 yards for a first down at the 41. On the first play of the fourth quarter Oberer tossed a 59 yard touchdown pass to Cameron Taylor. Okos tacked on the point after to make the final tally, 31-21.
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Thunder Classic Golf Tourney set for Sept. 28 CLAYTON — On Saturday, September 28, the Northmont Golf Parents Association (NGPA) is sponsoring the 17th annual Northmont Thunder Classic Charity Golf Tournament. This golf scramble provides the funds for the operational expenses and scholarships for deserving senior golfers as they pursue higher education and perhaps continue their golf careers at the collegiate level. The NGPA asks for your support by sponsorship, participating in the tournament, and/or money or door prize donations. With the support of the local community and golf enthusiasts, the golf teams can represent Northmont with pride and determination to be the best. To support these young golfers please fill out the sponsor form at www.ihigh.com/boltsboysgo lf and mail to: Northmont Golf Parents Association, Scott Krizner – Outing Chairman, 500 Rubythroat Lane , Clayton, OH 45315.
back at its own 13 when Malik Garrett and Grant Smith tackled D.J. Hickman after a four yard kick return. Oberer wasted no time getting Northmont back on top by completing four of six passes and ran for gains of 19 and 33 yards, the latter to give the Bolts a first and goal at the Lakota East
Photo by Kathy Tyler Ryan Smith finds a hole in the Lakota East defensive line as Graham Oberer watches the play unfold during second half action Friday night.
Sept. 20 Fairborn Sept. 27 Dunbar Oct. 4 Beavercreek Oct. 11 Centerville Oct. 18 Fairmont Oct. 25 Springfield Oct. 31 Wayne
Home (Pee Wee Night) 7 p.m. at Welcome Stadium 7:30 p.m. at MVH Stadium 7 p.m. Home (Homecoming) 7 p.m. Home (Senior Night) 7 p.m. at Evans Stadium 7 p.m. at Heidkamp Stadium 7 p.m.
Huff’s goal powers Lady Bolts past Beavercreek By RON NUNNARI Independent Editor Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com BEAVERCREEK — Northmont knocked off No. 3 ranked Beavercreek in girls soccer action Wednesday night. The win was particularly sweet for the Lady Bolts because Beavercreek has outscored Northmont 25-0 over the last six seasons. With the victory Northmont moves into second in the Central Division of the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 1-0-0 division record and 41-1 overall. Centerville sits
atop the division at 1and that they did.” 0-0 and 7-0-0 with With about two Wayne in third at 1minutes left in the 0-0 and 5-2-2 while first half, Kyleigh Beavercreek fell to Denson drew a foul fourth place 0-1-0 outside the 18. and 5-2-1. Captain Brittany “Last night was a Huff stepped up and team effort. We condrilled a low shot on trolled the tempo of frame through the Brittany Huff the game,” said wall and Northmont Coach Ted Beavercreek’s goalie could not Mergler. “We looked danger- get over in time to stop it. ous on several occasions and Northmont’s fans helped motiwe were able to keep Creek vate the girls to keep fighting. from creating many opportuni“The team showed no signs ties. We have two starters of quitting until the game was injured and out leaving players over. I was very proud of the off the bench having to step up, Girls’ heart. They show charis-
ma, determination, and pride in what they want Northmont Soccer to be about,” Mergler said. He was particularly pleased that his team kept Beavercreek from scoring to record a shutout. The Northmont coaching staff refers to their defensive back line: Brittany Huff, Hannah Cloud, Kayla Dixon, Kaitlyn Thomison, and Molly McCarrol, as the ‘Fab Five.’ “They are completely frustrating other teams,” Mergler added. “They are gnats on fruit. When that ball comes back there and if you get by
one, there are usually two more. One of the team goals was to focus on defense, after giving up 28 goals last year. Right now we are playing defense the way we want, limiting other teams opportunities, which eliminates goals.” Saturday the Lady Bolts battled Troy to a 0-0 deadlock. Monday night Northmont scored a 5-0 win over Miamisburg. Mariah Croby led the team with two goals. Brittany Weatherford had a goal and an assist, Neriah Ross and Tiffany Hardin had one goal and Huff had three assists.
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Girls Volleyball Team finishes whirlwind week TROY — Northmont’s Varsity Girls Volleyball team faced eight opponents this past week, winning five of those matches and posting a great effort in all contests. At the Troy Volleyball Invitational, the Thunderbolt’s took second place in the eight-team invitational. The Thunderbolts were bested that day, only by tourney champs, Kenton Ridge. Northmont followed up with a setback on the road when the Bolts lost in three to Beavercreek (17-25, 24-26, 17-25). The T-Bolts battled back to win handily a couple of days later when they hosted Springfield. The T-Bolts beat the Wildcats (25-16, 25-19, and 25-16). Northmont split a tri- meet match up at Fort Loramie on Saturday. Losing in two games to Fort Loramie, 25-14 and 25-20, the Bolts took revenge on Tecumseh by beating them in two, 25-18 and 25-20. The Thunderbolts overall season record is 10 and 5. The T-Bolts are coached by Amy Rutledge, in her third season as head coach.
Coach Rutledge is pleased with her team’s progress. “These girls have worked very hard to get to get to this point. I know they will continue to reach all of their goals for the remainder of their season.” The Bolts are led by captain Cori Blankenship who is leading the GWOC in blocks with 63 this season. She is also leading the team in kills with 103 and aces with 27. Sarah Fryman is another team captain who leads the team in digs with 110 this season. Additionally, the T-Bolts JV squad, coached by Brittney Wilburn, shows promise with an overall 8-7season record. With an eye towards the GWOC tourney, both JV and Varsity squads for the T Bolts will close out their final home game of the regular season, Thursday, September 19, when they host the Fairmont Firebirds. The Thunderbolts’ four seniors, Cori Blankenship, Sarah Fryman, Stephanie Maiorano and Rebecca Kuhlman will be recognized during the Senior Night pre game activities that evening.
Photo submitted The Northmont Varsity Volleyball Team, left to to right: Cori Blankenship, Eva Stebel, Erin Brown, Mallory Woods, Ali Pompeii, Rebecca Kuhlman, Coach Amy Rutledge, Krystal Carpenter, Stephanie Maiorano, Sarah Fryman, Ryanne Stoffel, Sasha Sampson, and Kennedey Schmidt.
Boys golf team sees its scores improve Jacob Van Leeuwen, shot a 37 and No. 2 player, Nick Pietrantonio, shot a 41 while Connor Reed shot 43 for a solid performance. Hannahan’s goal for the season is break 170 this season. Richards shot a 40 including a birdie on the first hole, par 4. Swafford posted a 43 the day after he posted a 42 at Yankee Trace. Sage, a sophomore, also shot a 43 and improved his score every match last week. Peffley rounded out the last team score with a 48. Leiter shot a 52 and Knapke finished with a 54. “The big takeaway last week from a coaching perspective was the fact that we had different players step-up and in all three tournaments we shot 177 or better, which gives me really high hopes as we make a push at the end of the season,” Hannahan said. Northmont’s last league match of the year will be played at Moss Creek against Wayne on Thursday.
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CLAYTON — The Northmont boys golf team hosted Lebanon on the front nine at Moss Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 10 with Lebanon winning the match 168 to 177. Greg Peffley led Northmont with a round of 40 followed by Shawn Richards (45), Luke Knapke (46), Ben Sage (46), Clayton Swafford (47) and Kyle Leiter (56). “A 177 is a step in the right direction. We’ve been hovering around 180 all season, but the 177 shows that we are improving,” said Northmont coach Nathan Hannahan. The next day the Bolts played at Yankee trace against Centerville and Middletown. The Elks shot 156 on their home course to win the match, but the match between Northmont and Middletown came down to the final putt on the final hole. Greg Peffley who earned the No. 1 player spot due to his score on Tuesday vs. Lebanon, sank a bogey putt for a 44 to give Northmont a 174 to 175 win over Middletown. “It was awesome,” Hannahan said. “It was fun to watch. The kids knew what was riding on that putt and as the coaches were adding up the scores we could see that it was going to be close. What it came down to was Peffley shooting a 44 in the final group and Middletown senior Jake Williams, their No. 1 player, shot a 49 and they had to keep that score. They had a couple kids shoot career rounds so it was a pretty neat win for us.” Kyle Leiter shot a 51, Luke
Knapke 45, Shawn Richards 44, Ben Sage 44, Greg Peffley 44 and Clayton Swafford 42. The 174 score was Northmont’s best 9-hole team score of the season and gave the Bolts their third victory of the year. “Clayton Swafford shooting a 42 was huge cause he is a senior and he stepped up and really helped us out,” Hannahan added. “Peffley secured the 44 with bogey on the last hole for the one stroke win and it made all the difference. A one stroke win is so much better than going to a scorecard playoff to eliminate scores. We kept four scores under 45 for the first time this year. We did it last year at Sugar Isle, but Yankee is a much more difficult course, so that was solid.” Last Thursday the Bolts played Fairmont at the very tough Beavercreek Golf Club. Northmont tied its best score with another 174, but it wasn’t good enough as Fairmont shot a 160. The Firebirds’ No. 4
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Fitness classes offered at Earl Heck ENGLEWOOD — The Earl Heck Community Center offers fitness classes to help you get in shape, relieve stress and have fun in the process. Call and get information about the following: Senior Fitness/Low Impact Aerobics; Tai Chi; Boot Camp Fitness; Aerobics; Pilates; Circuit Training; Zumba; Zumba Sentao; Yoga for Beginners. You might choose dancing as your favorite exercise – the Earl Heck Center has Ballroom Dancing and Line Dancing just for you. Call 8365929 for information and how to get started. Make those New Year’s Resolutions come true.
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Mackay places second at Alliance Invitational By RON NUNNARI Independent Editor Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com CLAYTON — Northmont junior J.T. Mackay achieved a goal of running a sub-16 second race Saturday at the annual Alliance Running Cross Country Invitational on the grounds of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Mackay finished the race in 15 minutes, 50 seconds second only to Butler’s Jake Brumfield who took first place with a time of 15:41. Ryan Larkin of Centerville placed third at 15:52 and Ben Call of Lakota East finished fourth in 15:59 in a field of 216 runners. “The course was awesome and we had awesome running conditions,”said Northmont coach Joe Barnes.
“Everybody ran unbelievable, guys and girls. Everybody ran personal records. I attribute that to the course being mowed very nicely and also the beautiful weather conditions that we had and the training we’ve had the last few weeks. Everyone has been training real well. J.T. Mackay has put in lots and lots of miles this year and the cool weather paid dividends. He ran a personal record by about 14 seconds. He was so pumped after the race. His one goal that he wanted to accomplish was that he wanted to run the race sub-16, and to do it on our home course I think was even better.” Barnes said running a sub16 race is just one stepping stone for Mackay, whose ultimate goal is to make it to the state finals. Photo by Ron Nunnari J.T. Mackay (left), Jake Brumfield of Butler (back) and Ryan Larkin of Centerville battle for the lead about halfway through the race Saturday at the Alliance Running Cross Country Invitational.
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“The biggest thing that I am most proud of him was how he was able to out-kick the third place finisher from Centerville, who he over was able to overtake at the end to place second,” Barnes added. Freshman Ethan Shade finished 150th with a time of 18:40. Freshman Jake Bower finished 181st in 19:23. Sophomore Christian Champen finished 188th in 19:33. Freshmen Andrew Wirrig finished 198th in 20:07, Ethan Wright 199th in 20:09 and Scott Boyd 200th in
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20:11. As a team Northmont finished 20th overall with 580 points out of the 24 team field. Centerville took first place with 65 points. On the girls side Jacquelyn Crow of Lebanon took first place honors with a time of 18:12 followed by Allison Sinning of Tippecanoe in 18:19, Emma Hatch of Mother of Mercy (18:24), Emma Bryant of Butler (18:35) and Aundrea Busse of Springboro (18:37). The girls field featured 179 runners.
Northmont’s top runner was sophomore Clara Leedy who finished 60th in 20:48. Junior Brooke Waterman finished 64th (21:02), sophomore Kimea Lawrence was 67th (21:05), sophomore Jordyn Leonard 129th (22:31), sophomore Denissa Sly 141st (23:03), freshman Ali Brown 142nd (23:05), junior Aislynn Brant 148th (23:35), senior Jennifer Wirrig 158th (24:43), sophomore Aniyah Stanford 159th (24:59) and senior Johna Eller 154th (25:23).
MVCTC Education Foundation 5K set for Sept. 28
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ENGLEWOOD — The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Education Foundation 6th Annual MVCTC “Pi Miler” - 5K and 10K Run/Walk is schedule for Saturday, September 28, at 10 a.m. on the MVCTC Hoke Road campus. All proceeds from the race go to the MVCTC Education Foundation, which helps MVCTC students pay their school fees in times of emergency (house fires, medical emergencies) and with college scholarships. Additional information about the Pi Miler can be found at www.mvctc.com/pimiller.php, this includes registration to run/walk or information about being a sponsor of this year’s event.
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