In brief


Applications for vacancies being accepted

Applications are being accepted for three vacancies on Trotwood’s Board of Zoning Appeals and two on the Planning Commission.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. as needed. The board conducts business on topics such as granting variances in the application of zoning ordinances and to hear and determine appeals.

The Planning Commission meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. as needed. They conduct business on topics regarding planning and zoning land use.

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If you are interested in any of these positions contact the Trotwood Clerk of Council at 937-854-7212 Monday-Friday from 8-5 p.m. for more information or to obtain an application. You can also obtain an application on the city’s website at, on the boards and commissions page under the government tab.


Project Wild Workshop Jan. 28

On Jan. 28, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Project Wild & Inquiry Adventures Workshop, part of the Teacher Workshops series, will be held at Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Miamisburg.

This workshop is for classroom teachers only, and will certify them in the nationally recognized Project Wild curricula, as well as Inquiry Adventures. Participants will take home both the Project Wild and Aquatic guides, as well as field guides and other classroom resources, and gain access to MetroPark’s Inquiry Adventures Kits: Tubs filled with a variety of outdoor scientific instrumentation for classroom use. Lunch is provided. Graduate credit is available through Ashland University, and Ohio Approved hours are available through OCCRRA. Project WILD guides are provided free of charge by the ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

Participation is $25 and registration is required. For more information go online at

Conservation Open House Feb. 10

On Feb. 10 from 10-noon at the Five Rivers MetroParks Main Office, 409 E. Monument Ave., 3rd Floor, Dayton, the Naturalist staff is looking for volunteers. You do not need to be a Naturalist to get started, but a passion for sharing, a love of nature, and a joy for working with kids and families is a must. This orientation is geared to focus on the Youth and Family opportunities available through conservation. Attendance does not commit you to anything, so come see what we are doing and how you might help. All ages are welcome to participate.

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