Montgomery County news: Wright library levy to be on ballot


Wright Memorial Library levy to be on ballot

Oakwood voters will decide whether to approve a $9.725 million bond issue to renovate and expand Wright Memorial Library next year.

The Oakwood Board of Education, which has some oversight over the library’s board, approved a resolution to move forward with the bond issue by sending it to the Montgomery County Board of Elections to put it on the March ballot. The proposal calls for a 1.8-mill rate, which means the bond issue would cost $63 per year on a property valued at $100,000.

“The project will preserve the historic reading rooms, foyer, and entry, while rebuilding and expanding the footprint,” the resolution from the Board of Library Trustees said.

The library’s new footprint would include a larger program space that can be divided into smaller spaces, according to the resolution. It would also include updated technology. If approved, the plan calls for a single-phase renovation to be completed by 2018. LAUREN STEPHENSON


Rec center hosting events tonight

The Payne Recreation Center is hosting two events tonight — one for parents and the other for teens.

To allow parents a night out, the center’s staff will be entertaining children ages 3 to 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee is $3 per child and the event will include snacks, age-appropriate activities, games and a movie. Space is limited. For more information, call 937-535-1060.

From 9 p.m. to midnight, those ages 12 to 19 can drop in for basketball, half-court volleyball, refreshments and other activities. The fee is $1 per person.

For both events, call 937-535-1060 for more information. STAFF REPORT


City hosting holiday decorations contest

The Huber Heights Arts and Beautification Commission is hosting a holiday decorations contest for residences and businesses.

Registrations will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 7, and the judging will occur from Dec. 10-14.

Judging categories are most creative, use of lighting and best display. Only registered entries will be judged.

For more information, call Margie Muhl at 937-237-5809 or email STEVEN MATTHEWS


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


UD Christmas exhibit opens Nov. 28

The University of Dayton will celebrate “Christmas and Beyond” with its annual exhibit of Nativities from around the world and the installation of a new model train display built to tell the story of Jesus’ young life.

“At the Manger: Christmas and Beyond” runs from Saturday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Jan. 24, inside Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public.

A grand opening celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, will feature children’s activities, light refreshments, entertainment by the Dayton Celebration Chorus and a college football viewing area.

New this year, the model train travels through an 18-by-12 foot display. Ten stations depict the events surrounding Jesus’ birth and childhood. The train will be housed on the seventh floor of the library.

At the Manger will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be closed for holidays on Dec. 8, 24, 25 and 31; and Jan. 1 and 18.

For more information, visit or call 937-229-4265. Guided group tours for six or more are available by calling 937-229-4214. STAFF REPORT

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