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About our County ............. 2 Our Communities ............. 3 Real Estate ....................... 5 Child Care ........................ 6 Local Schools.................... 7 Medical ............................. 10 Local Amenities ................ 11 Licensing/Registration ..... 12 What To Do ....................... 13 Chamber of Commerce...... 15 Hello!

Welcome!

Greetings from Champaign County! We are excited that you are considering Champaign County as a place to live. Inside you will find information on Champaign County. All the wonderful activities and pastimes that you might relate to rural, small-town America are here‌ right along with all the exciting, vibrant, progressive events and business opportunities you might expect in a metropolitan area. Champaign County offers it all, but at a relaxed pace. Again, thank you for considering Champaign County. Please let me know if I may be of assistance or if you would like additional information. Enjoy your visit! Sincerely, Tina Knotts Executive Director This guide was the culminating project for a group of participants in the 2010 /2011 Leadership Champaign 1

County Program. Participants included: Barbara Faulkner, Liz Funderburgh, Mitch Joseph, Justin Leiter, Susan Neiswander, and Andrea Tullis.


Founded in 1805. County Commission form of government. 428 sq. miles. Pop. 40,027 Located in the northern Miami Valley, 35 miles west of Columbus; 25 northeast of Dayton Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; numerous state routes. Within 15 miles of Interstates 70 & 75 Home to Urbana University General Aviation airport (Grimes Field) with 4,400 ft. runway Amenities include: Mercy Memorial Hospital, full-functioning YMCA, active arts council/arts community, affordable housing market Recreational options include: Mad River (renowned fishing waterway), Simon Kenton bike trail system, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns. Piatt Castles, quaint shopping districts and numerous yearly festivals Birthplace/home to: William Saxbe (Statesman), Clancy Brown (actor), A.B. Graham (4-H founder) and Johnny Appleseed

Aviation/obstruction lighting Automotive parts Consumer foods and food additives Electronic/data processing enclosures Commercial baking pans/mixers Specialty cutting tools

Top Employers Include: KTH Parts Industries Honeywell Aerospace Rittal Corporation Bundy Baking Solutions Johnson Welded Products

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357 W. Main Street

“PONY WAGON TOWN”, Saint Paris, OH 43072 ONCE A CENTER OF 937.663.4329 MANUFACTURING OF THESE Council meets 1st and 3rd Monday COLORFUL CARTS of the month at 7:30p.m. in the municipal building. www.stparisohio.org

Council meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 7p.m. at Brown & Brown CPA's

2000 Population: 1,998

Mutual lies at the intersection of State Routes 29 and 161. It is located approximately midway between the city of Urbana and Mechanicsburg.

The village was founded in 1831 by a settler named David Huffman.

2000 Population: 132

Main Street; late 1950s

60 East Maple St. North Lewisburg, OH 43060 937.747.3645 LINE OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. MANY QUAKER RESIDENTS PROVIDED SAFETY AND SHELTER. PLATTED 1839

Council meets every 1st Tuesday of the month at 7p.m. in the municipal building. www.nlewisburg.com 2000 Population: 1,588 North Lewisburg is located in the Northeast corner of the county and borders both Union and Logan counties.

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101 N. Main St. Woodstock, OH 43084 937.826.3024

115 W. Second St. Christiansburg, OH 45389 937.857.9094

Council meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7p.m. in the municipal building (call if planning to attend)

Council meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30p.m. in the municipal building

2000 Population: 553 Founded in 1808 by Joshua Howell.

2000 Population: 317

FOUNDED 1814 HOME OF WILLIAM (BILL) SAXBE. US ATTORNEY GENERAL, SENATOR, AMBASSADOR . TO INDIA

18 North Main Street Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 937.834.3187 www.MechanicsburgOh.com Council meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30p.m. in the municipal building, except holidays. www.mechanicsburgoh.com 2000 Population: 1,744 Mechanicsburg was founded by a group of settlers in 1814 and is located in the southeast corner of the county.

205 South Main Street Urbana, Ohio 43078 937.652.4300 Council meets every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7p.m. in the municipal building www.urbanaohio.com www.monumentsquaredistrict.org 2000 Population: 11,613

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In Urbana: Champaign Realty- www.champaignrealty.net 1071 S. Main St. 937.653.5837 Henderson Land Investment Company- www.gohendersonland.com 606 Scioto St. 937.652.1874 Halderman Real Estate Services –www.halderman.com Koerner Realty – 102 S. Main St., 937.653.4040 Market Square Realty- www.realtyworld.com 129 Patrick Ave. 937.652.2201 Real Living Darby Creek 1 Monument Square Suite 205, Urbana Real Estate II- www.realestateii.com Remax Advantage- www.emilymackendrick.com 111 N. Main St., 937.652.2000 RLM Properties www.rlmproperties.com 716 Miami St., 937.484.5803

In North Lewisbsurg: Champaign Realty- www.champaignrealty.net

In St Paris: Henderson Land Investment Company- www.gohendersonland.com Market Square Realty- www.pamdavidson.com 117 S Springfield St., (937) 901-5474

In Mechanicsburg D&M Landmark Properties, LLC- www.landmarkpropertiesllc.com Kyte Realty- no website Darby Creek Real Living- www.realliving.com/Darby-Creek 5


Champaign County Certified Professional Providers Child Care Resource and Referral: 937.323.4211 or 800.915.0090 All listed child care providers are certified through the Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services; 1512 US Rt. 68, Suite N100, Urbana.

Certified Homes (Type B) Suzanne Porter 340 Johnson Drive Urbana, OH 43078 652-2775

Child Care Centers Theresa's Gingerbread House 1202 North Main Street Urbana, OH 43078 653-8006

Kim Cauley 1323 Millerstown Rd. Urbana, OH 43078 484-6923

Kid's Learning Place & Headstart 1150 Scioto St. Urbana, OH 43078 652-1742

Jeanette Mouton 1965 W. St. Rt. 29 Urbana, OH 43078 484-7713

Center for Creative Childcare 238 N. Main St. Urbana, OH 43078 653-3322

Diana Van Hoose 117 East Reynolds Avenue Urbana, OH 43078 653-8718

YMCA Child Care Center Community Drive PO Box 635 Urbana, OH 43078 653-9622

Darlene Shirk 606 South High St. Urbana,OH 43078 408-8529 JJ Underwood 361 New Haven Dr. Urbana, OH 43078 653-5636

Theresa's Gingerbread House 62 Oakland Avenue Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 834-1600 Cardinal Corner 124 East Maple North Lewisburg 937-787-3447

Bobbi Quickery 5052 Valley Pike Urbana, OH 43078 933-4028

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370 E. Main St., St. Paris 937.663.4123 Mr. Norm Glismann, Superintendent www.graham.k12.oh.us High School: 7800 W. St. Rt. 36, St. Paris Joe Hurst, Principal 937.653.4127 Middle School: 9644 W. St. Rt. 36, St. Paris Jake Conley, Principal 937.653.5339 Elementary School: 9464 W. St. Rt. 36, St. Paris Nick Mescher, Principal 937.653.4127 A.B. Graham Digital Academy: 7800 W. St. Rt. 36, St. Paris Marcia Ward, Director 937.653.0370

711 Wood St., Urbana 937.653.1402 Mr. Charles Thiel, Superintendent www.urbana.k12.oh.us High School: 500 Washington Ave., Urbana Kristin Mays, Principal 937.653.1412 Junior High: 500 Washington Ave., Urbana Greg Stickel, Principal 937.653.1439 Local Intermediate: 2468 St. Rt. 54, Urbana Joanne Petty, Principal 937.653.1457 East Elementary: 630 Washington Ave., Urbana Brenda Riley, Principal 937.653.1453 South Elementary: 725 S. Main St., Urbana Linda Locke, Principal 937.653.1449 North Elementary 626 N. Russell St., Urbana Tom Topolewski, Principal 937.653.1445

60 High St. Mechanicsburg All Schools: 937.834.2453 www.mechanicsburg.k12.oh.us Mechanicsburg High School; 60 High St. Mechanicsburg Scott Wasserman, Principal Dohron Wilson Elementary; 60 High St. Mechanicsburg Ron Wildman, Principal

7920 Brush Lake Rd., North Lewisburg 937.826.4961 Dr. Craig Meredith, Superintendent www.triad.k12.oh.us High School: 8099 Brush Lake Rd., North Lewisburg Kyle Huffman, Principal 937.826.3771 Middle School: 7941 Brush Lake Rd., North Lewisburg Duane Caudill, Principal 937.826.3071 Elementary School: 7920 Brush Lake Rd., North Lewisburg Lee Claypool, Principal 937.826.3102

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7208 US Rt. 68 West Liberty 937.465.1075 Kraig Hissong, Superintendent www.wls.k12.oh.us High School: 7208 US Rt. 68 West Liberty Greg Johnson, Principal 937.465.1060 Middle School: 7208 US Rt. 68 West Liberty Greg Johnson, Principal 937.465.1060 Elementary: 7208 US Rt. 68 West Liberty Aaron Hollar, Principal 937.465.0060


For 2009-2010 School Year

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579 College Way, Urbana 937.484.1400 www.urbana.edu History Urbana University was founded in 1850. The founding of the University was laid in part by John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed". Urbana University was the second institution in Ohio to admit women. Faculty Urbana faculty are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. Unlike some institutions, our classes are all taught exclusively by faculty not teaching assistants or graduate students. With an average class size of 16, you will create lasting bonds with professors, 74% of whom hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in their subject area. Students & Enrollment With an enrollment of nearly 1,500 students, Urbana is small enough to foster close connections between faculty and students, but large enough to provide cutting edge programs that will help students build the skills necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Urbana University students are a diverse mix of men and women from Ohio, 18 other states and 8 countries. Academics At Urbana University, our first priority is academic excellence. Our graduates are well-prepared, confident men and women who succeed in their chosen careers and contribute to their communities. The big difference at Urbana is our approach to learning. We are committed to small class sizes to ensure a close interaction with the professors. Each of our academic majors prepare our graduates for success in their chosen career or graduate school through a combination of classroom instruction, real world experiences, community partnerships, and technology. Majors & Programs Bachelors: Accounting Athletic Training Business Management Communication Arts Computer Information Criminal Justice Education English Entrepreneurship Exercise Science Family Studies Healthcare Management History Human Services Leadership Liberal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Nursing Philosophy & Religion Studies Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Recreation Sciences Sociology Sports Management Masters: Business Management Criminal Justice Education Nursing

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Jean & Lewis Moore Center, Urbana University


Mercy Memorial Hospital 904 Scioto Street, Urbana • • • • •

937.653.5231

The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care Inpatient & Outpatient Services Mercy Well Child/Pediatrics – 904 Scioto Street 937.484.6157 – located on 2nd floor. Outpatient Laboratory Center 937.484.6118 Community Mercy Occupational Health & Medicine – 937.653.6618

Mercy Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation 191 Community Drive, Urbana •

937.484.6152

Specialists help patients regain their mobility after injury, illness or accident

Springfield Regional Medical Center 2615 E. High Street, Springfield, OH 45505 937.325.0531 • • • • • • • • • •

Full-service hospital provides 24/7 emergency care Maternity Services Critical & Intensive Care Surgery & Pediatric Care Outpatient Services, diagnostic 24/7 non-surgical emergency care Rehabilitation Services Radiography, Digital Mammography, Bone Density Screening Acute Rehabilitation Center – 937.390.5014 Springfield Regional Endoscopy Center – 937.390.5029 Springfield Regional Imaging Center – 937.342.5400

Physician Referral Line – 937.390.5025 • Receive personal assistance in finding the right specialist or doctor for your needs

Urgent Care Community Urgent Care – 848 Scioto Street, Suite 2B, Urbana - 937.653.5211

Veterinarians Community Veterinary Clinics – 9509 W. U.S. Route 36, St Paris - 937.663.0095 Dr. William K. Dern – 615 S. Walnut Street, Urbana - 937.653.3114 Dr. Grant Johnson – 6928 State Route 245, North Lewisburg - 937.747.3282 Dr. Herbert C. Topp, DVM – 11009 E. State Route 29, Mechanicsburg - 937.834.2917 Urbana Veterinary Clinic – 985 Norwood Ave., Urbana - 937.653.7326 Dr. Charles S. Wingfield – 371 N. Dugan Road, Urbana - 937.653.6712 10


Freshwater Farms of Ohio - 2624 N. US 68, Urbana Ohio Caverns - 2210 St. Rt. 245, West Liberty Birch Bark Canoe- 1455 River Rd., Urbana Cedar Bog Nature Preserve - 980 Woodburn Rd., Urbana Davey Woods Nature Preserve - Lonesome Rd., St. Paris

Cedar Bog

Harmon Park - High St., St. Paris Melvin Miller Park - Children’s Home Rd., Urbana North Lewisburg Park - East St., North Lewisburg Goshen Memorial Park - Parkview Rd., Mechanicsburg Kiser Lake State Park - Rosewood

Melvin Miller Park

Champaign Family YMCA - Community Drive, Urbana Indian Springs Golf Course - 11111 St. Rt. 161, Mechanicsburg Lakeland Golf Course - 1772 Kiser Lake Rd., St. Paris Urbana Country Club - 4761 E. US 36, Urbana Woodland Golf Course - 4900 Swisher Rd., Cable

Woodland Golf Course

Urbana Twin Cinema (Chakeres Theatres, Inc.) - 216 S. Main St., Urbana For Movie Times: www.chakerestheatres.com/urbana

Mechanicsburg Preston’s IGA - 282 E Sandusky St

North Lewisburg Steve’s Market & Deli - 184 East Maple St.

St. Paris Howard’s IGA - 311 W Main St

Urbana Kroger - 1637 E US Highway 36 Save-A-Lot - 741 Scioto St

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Steve's Market & Deli - 324 N Main St Super Wal-Mart -1840 E US Highway 36


We are very fortunate in Champaign County to have many of our necessary community services located in one building. The Champaign County Community Center is located at 1512 S US 68 in Urbana. Auditor- B300

Health District- Q100

Bureau of Motor Vehicles- Bay 10

Help Me Grow- Q100

Birth & Death Certificates- Q100

Madison-Champaign Educational Service Ctr.- J100

Board of Elections- L100

Ohio State University Extension Office- B100

Champaign Cty. Building Regulations- Bay 13

Recorder- B200

Champaign Tech. & Employment Center - Bay 14

Recycling & Litter Prevention- G100

Child Support Enforcement- N100

Soil & Water Conservation- E100

Clerk of Courts/Title Dept.- Bay 11

State Auditor- Bay 12

County Board of Commissioners- A100

Treasurer- B400

Department of Job & Family Services- N100

USDA Farm Services Agency- D100

Drivers Examinations- Bay 9

USDA Natural Resources Conservation - E100

Emergency Mgmt. Agency/Homeland Security- C103

Some specific needs for newcomers available at the Community Center include... Driver’s License & Car Registration Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Bay 10 937-653-5996 Dog License Champaign County Auditor’s Office, Suite B-300 Online: www.doglicenses.us/OH/Champaign 937-484-1600 Voter Registration Champaign County Board of Elections, Suite L-100 More information: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/champaign 937-484-1575 12


The collaborators on this Relocation Guide share their top recommendations on what to do around Champaign County. Their experiences range from being born and raised in the area to recent transplants; men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Liz Funderburgh, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America Check out and bike the Simon Kenton Bike Path,, attend the Fall Classic Softball Tournament in North Lewisburg. In between all of the summer fun, grab a bite to eat at Mumford’s Potato Chips & Deli in Urbana. Also stop by Pony Wagon Days in St Paris (September) and the Champaign County Fair in August!

Simon Kenton Bike Path

Mitch Joseph, Urbana University Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was real?! Urbana University is home of the Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center. The center, located in historic Bailey Hall, holds the largest collection of memorabilia and written information about the life of John "Appleseed" Chapman known to exist in the world. Be sure to stop by and walk around our beautiful campus! Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center

Andrea Tullis, Chamber of Commerce Canoe through the unspoiled, cool and clear waters of the Mad River in Champaign County via Birch Bark Canoe Livery! The Mad River is an excellent river for you to discover the great outdoors by canoe. Or why not take the family for a ride on the Simon Kenton Bike Path? The 14 mile trail connects Urbana and Champaign County with Ohio’s developing network of multiuse trails, offering visitors and local residents a safe place to bike, walk, run and skate. Don’t forget to stop & refuel at the Depot Coffeehouse, furnished with restrooms, a community information center, bike racks and lockers, and parking.

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Birch Bark Canoe Livery


Grimes Flying Lab

Monument Square, Urbana

Susan Neiswander, TasteWeavers Come visit and enjoy the Piatt Castles, where history, architecture couple with art comes together in a historical country setting. So much of our history to absorb. If that is not enough then top your adventure off with a visit to the Historical Society to embrace the history of Champaign County.

Piatt Castles

Barbara Faulkner, Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities If you're like me and want to support the local economy while having fun, check out Champaign Berry Farm and Urbana's Famer's Market. For festival-type events that support local businesses and artists, my favorites are Urbana Springfest in May, Art Affair on the Square in July, and Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival in September.

Justin Leiter, Tri-County Jail Looking for a great place for you to get away; or are you just looking for a place to host some friends? Be sure to check out the High Street Manor Bed & Breakfast. Restoring the hospitality of a by-gone era‌‌..Just for you. 14


Champaign County has been developing successful business, industry and agriculture for nearly 200 years. Traditional and high-tech industries have evolved in harmony with an extensive agricultural community. Five school systems and a university provide top-notch education. County parks and state preserves combined with organized community recreational programs and little league sports allow residents of all ages to enjoy the out-of-doors. The county comprises four small towns, a full-fledged city and a dozen rural villages and townships plus miles of picturesque farmland. It is land good for the heart and spirit; a wonderful place for raising happy, healthy families.

Visit the Go Champaign! website for: -Local Events -Shopping Guide -Dining Out Suggestions Also, learn how you can join the Chamber by visiting their website. There are tons of great benefits for local business owners and more!

www.gochampaign.com

Frontiersman Bicycle Poker Ride CCPA Home & Garden Tour BalloonFest Art Affair on the Square Pony Wagon Days Simon Kenton Pathfinders Annual Bike Ride Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival Johnny Appleseed Birthday Festival National Tractor Pullers Assn. “Enderle Pull-Off” Boo in the Bog – Cedar Bog

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Lavender Festival Rotary Chicken BBQ & Fireworks Summer Celebration Chamber Night @ the Races MERFI Fly in Hylo Brown Bluegrass Festival Hoopla Parade & Chili Cook-off Octoberfest Barn Quilt Tour


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Champaign County Relocation Guide