Montgomery County news: Bike path connector event today


Bike path connector event set for today

A celebration is set today to mark the completion of a connection to the regional bikeway system.

The Miamisburg Multi-Use Connector Trail provides a continuous east-west multi-use corridor in southern Montgomery County from the Great Miami River Trail through Austin Landing to Yankee Road.

The event involving the project, which was contracted to cost $365,807, is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Bike Hub within The Park at Austin Landing, 10400 Innovation Drive.

The nearly one-mile new multi-use trail has been constructed by the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District to link the Medlar Trail to the trails already constructed along Byers Road and Austin Boulevard. The new edition travels along Medlar Road by the Medlar View Elementary School, continuing along the perimeter of the City of Miamisburg soccer complex.

An engineering estimate came in at $416,000 for the project, which officials said was funded through grants. Initial projections had the cost at more than $500,000, TID officials said. STAFF REPORT


Historical society to discuss 2016 milestones

An organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Randolph Twp. Historical Society, 114 Valleyview Drive in Englewood. Discussion will center on celebratory events being planned for 2016.

Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the platting of Salem (now Clayton) and Union, and the 175th anniversary of the platting of Harrisburg (now Englewood). Interested area residents, along with representatives from the cities, Northmont Chamber of Commerce, area churches and businesses, are encouraged to attend and share ideas to celebrate these milestones.

For more information, call 937-832-1858. STAFF REPORT


MVRPC to mark International Geographic Information Systems Day

In recognition of International Geographic Information Systems Day, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission will showcase several map displays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at its office at 10 N. Ludlow St., Suite 700, in downtown Dayton,

At MVRPC, GIS is one of the key components of the planning support system, which provides a vital operating function in conducting regional planning activities and analyzing regional trends. Examples of GIS activities include geospatial database construction and management, technical spatial data analysis, and map generation to facilitate decision making.

Those unable to visit on GIS Day are encouraged to visit the MVRPC GIS Resource Page at From there, users can access the MVRPC Map Gallery where they can view maps that cover topics like transportation, land use planning, census data and the environment.

For more information, call Tom Harner, GIS Coordinator, at or at 937-223-6323. STAFF REPORT


Habitat for Humanity fundraiser is Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is providing its first “Night at the Races” — an evening of video horse races and other games of chance — from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Shriners’ Club, 107 E. First St. in downtown Dayton. Proceeds from the event will benefit the work of this nonprofit organization.

A dinner buffet is included in the cost of a ticket. There will be a cash bar. Activities will include betting on horse races, raffles and games, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

To buy tickets, go to or contact Kelly Hecht at 937-307-1224. STAFF REPORT


History group to host guest speaker

The Centerville-Washington History Monthly Speaker Series Program will welcome Thomas Routsong as the guest speaker on Tuesday at the Rec West Enrichment Center, 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Road.

The free event will start with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. No reservations are required.

Routsong will share information on Civil War leaders’ final resting places.

For more information, call 937-433-0123. STEVEN MATTHEWS

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