In brief


Combined oath of office ceremony Dec. 30

On Dec. 30 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. the city of Trotwood will perform a combined Oath of Office Ceremony for the City of Trotwood Council Members, Trotwood-Madison School Board Members and City of Trotwood Safety Services employees at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike, Dayton.

Trotwood Council members include: Charles R. Vaughn, Bettye L. Gales, Tyna R. Brown and Yvette F. Page

School board members include Denise Moore, Myra K. Bozeman and Norman J. Scearce.

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Fire & Rescue Department members include Fire Marshal Jeffrey Hilvers, captains David Downey, Tony Johnson and Patrick Meyers; lieutenants Sean Lehrter, Kristopher Long, James Neal and Charles Pacheco and firefighters Anthony Mahone and Matthew Rupp

Police Department members include officers Gerald Bowerman, Matthew Taylor and Jeremiah Fernbaugh.

There will be light refreshments served after the ceremony.


The Oldest of Everything Tour Jan. 6

On Jan. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon, Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton will be conducting its The Oldest of Everything Tour.

Learn about the oldest of everything in MetroParks: trees, soil, structures, and more. Be amazed by the history of the area and how the parks have preserved it for future fun for all. This event is free and open to ages 18 and up.

Dog licenses on sale through Jan. 31

Montgomery County dog licenses for 2018 are on sale through Jan. 31.

Owners whose dogs have been spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee. Owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 per dog license.

Licenses are available online at, at Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s office, the Animal Resource Center and numerous outposts.

For more information go online at

Leave No Trace presentation Jan. 2

On Jan. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cox Arboretum MetroPark 6733 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, is offering a presentation by Leave No Trace master educator Angie Sheldon on how The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ data-driven approach is teaching people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly through educational programs, high-quality training, and sound best practices. This event is free and open to ages 18 and up. For more information on Fiver Rivers MetroParks events go online at or call 937-275-7275.

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