Montgomery County news: New program helps with heating bills


New program introduced to help with heating bills

The Dayton Power and Light Company is introducing a new customer emergency relief program for those struggling to pay their winter heating bills.

The goal of the Gift of Power program’s goal is to prevent disconnection or help restore customers who have been disconnected.

Gift of Power will aid customers who may not be eligible for Ohio Energy Assistance programs, but who may have incurred a financial hardship, such as a job loss, major medical bills or the loss of a spouse.

DP&L is partnering with The Salvation Army, which will administer the Gift of Power funds. The program starts Jan. 19 and runs through April 15.

Customers can help keep their neighbors warm by making a donation to Gift of Power or contacting The Salvation Army at 937-528-5145.

For more information, visit STAFF REPORT


Parks & Rec board to meet today

The Huber Heights Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today in City Council chambers, 6131 Taylorsville Road.

For more information, call 937-233-1423. STEVEN MATTHEWS


Thanksgiving prayer service is Sunday

A Trotwood Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike. The program will be followed by fellowship in the church hall.

This event, which is sponsored by the Trotwood Ministerium, is free and open to all. Participants are invited to bring canned goods for distribution to Trotwood-area food pantries.

For more information, call Glenn Timmmons at 937-832-2630 or Sister Jeanette Buehler at 937-278-0871. STAFF REPORT


Lupus support group to meet Tuesday

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly lupus support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Kettering Medical Center, 3535 Southern Blvd. The meeting will be held in Dining Room 4.

The support group is an open, small-group environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families.

For more information, visit STAFF REPORT


Adult coloring, Lego event planned at library

The Centerville Library is offering a drop-in program for adults called Color & Paint & Legos, Oh My! from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road.

Adults can relax, practice coloring or painting, or build their own Lego sets. Some supplies will be provided, including coloring books, watercolor paper, paint and brushes, fine tipped markers and pencils. People are free to bring their own supplies or a sack lunch.

No registration is required.

For more information, call 433-8091 or visit STAFF REPORT


Woodland Lights tickets available online

Tickets for the annual Woodland Lights holiday display can be purchased online at

The lights display runs from 6 - 9 p.m. Dec. 4 -Dec. 30. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The show, in its 23rd season, covers a half-mile wooded path in Countryside Park. Each evening includes visits with Santa in his historic cabin, amusement rides for the kids, costumed characters and live animals. New this year is the Grinch World experience.

The evenings will also include bonfires, food trucks and other concession stands.

Tickets are $8 each.

Countryside Park is at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. For more information, visit STAFF REPORT


Cemetery holding holiday memorial service

A special Holiday Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the Mausoleum of Woodland Cemetery, 118 Woodland Ave.

This service will be held in honor of loved ones buried at Woodland Cemetery, with special emphasis on 2015 families. All families and friends are welcome to attend the service of remembrance.

Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call 937-228-3221. STAFF REPORT

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