Montgomery County news


Support group to meet tonight

The Families of Addicts support group is scheduled to meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Life Enrichment Center, 425 N. Findlay Street.

The guest speaker will be Beverly Buncher, CEO and lead family recovery coach of Family Recovery Resources. Buncher will be discussing the organization’s signature program, BALM (Be A Loving Mirror).

FOA Family of Addicts offers support, friendship and education to those whose lives have been affected by the life-altering illness of addiction. All are welcome to attend with an attitude of willingness, open-mindedness and honesty.


City schedules community wide garage sale

The city of Huber Heights has scheduled a community wide garage sale for June 11-14.

A sign-up sheet is available at City Hall, 6131 Taylorsville Road, and permits are not required for the sale. The sign-up list will be distributed to shoppers who want to find sales throughout the city.

An online sign-up feature is available at

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


Homestead Exemption deadline is Monday

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith is reminding homeowners who may be eligible for the Homestead Exemption Program that the deadline to apply is Monday.

The Homestead Exemption provides seniors age 65 or older, or those permanently and totally disabled, a property tax credit on their annual real estate tax bill. In Montgomery County, the average savings is more than $600 for those who enroll and qualify.

According to Keith, recent legislation approved by state lawmakers has resulted in new limitations to the Homestead Exemption. Only those homeowners whose total adjusted gross household income is $31,000 or less will be eligible. Homeowners are additionally required to own and occupy their residence on Jan. 1, 2015 to be eligible for this tax credit. Also, totally disabled veterans may be eligible for additional benefits.

Homestead Exemption forms can be downloaded and printed off by visiting Homeowners can apply online through the auditor’s website by using the “Application” link.

For more information, call the Auditor’s Homestead Hotline at 225-4341. STAFF REPORT


Police to host coffee, chat event

The West Carrollton Police Department will host a “Coffee With A Cop” event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at ele’ Cake Co., 810 E. Dixie Drive.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is aimed at giving local residents the opportunity to ask questions and chat with local police personnel in an informal setting. Chief Doug Woodard said that several police employees will attend the event.

For more information, call 937-859-3688. STAFF REPORT


MVRPC to hold public meeting on bike plan

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission will hold a public participation meeting on the Draft Bikeways Plan Update for the Miami Valley from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, at the MVRPC office, 10 N. Ludlow St., Suite 700, Courthouse Square, downtown Dayton.

The meeting will consist of an open house for attendees to review the draft plan document, policy and program recommendations, and maps of proposed bikeways. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the bikeways update will also be available for public review on MVRPC’s web site at Written comments will be accepted through June 12 at the MVRPC office or via e-mail to Kjirsten Frank Hoppe at

For more information, contact Hoppe at 937-223-6323. STAFF REPORT


County Commission changes meeting time

The Tuesday, June 2, Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. has been moved to 9 a.m. and the meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on that date has been moved to 10 a.m.

Meetings are held in Room 1001 in the County Administration Building, 451 W. Third St., Dayton. STAFF REPORT

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