Area Digest


Herald News Report

Clark County bike ride

SPRINGFIELD — Get outside and enjoy Clark County bike trails on Independence Day. The Ambassadors of Clark County Trails (ACCT), in partnership with Bicycle Revival and Clark County Park District, will be at the Beatty Station trailhead from 9 am – 1 pm Monday, July 4. Start the journey at Beatty Station to get some free water, maps and biking information. Mike Groeber of Bicycle Revival will be conducting clinics on how to change a tire, basic bike maintenance and bike safety. Event is free to the public. Call the Clark County Park District at 937-882-6000 for more information.

Republican Headquarters ribbon cutting

XENIA — The Greene County Republican Party will celebrate the opening of its new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at 477 Dayton Ave. in Xenia. Jane Portman, wife of Senator Rob Portman, will be the guest of honor. The ceremony will officially kick off the campaign for president and many “down-ticket candidates,” including Senator Portman, to be decided by voters in November. Everyone is welcome to attend this ceremony to open the long-awaited headquarters, and attendance is free. RSVPs are requested – call Carolyn Uecker at 937-318-7393.

Land bank meeting

XENIA — The Greene County Board of Commissioners will hold two special public input meetings to discuss the possible establishment of a Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) in Greene County. The two special public meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at 35 Greene St., Xenia. The meetings will be open to the public.

Written input can be sent to 35 Greene St., Xenia, or by email to [email protected].

A draft of the Land Reutilization Corporation Code of Regulations may be found online at

Summer Concert Series

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a free summer concert series each Friday until July 29 in the Atherton Amphitheatre at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Event organizers suggest attendees bring their own lawn chairs. The following concerts are planned: July 8: Kettering Civic Band – concert band; July 15: Berachah Valley – bluegrass; July 22: Dayton Dave – variety, rock, country, blues; July 29: Fairborn Civic Band – concert band.

Naturalist volunteer training

BEAVERCREEK — Anyone interested in volunteering with Greene County Parks & Trails is invited to attend as a guest at one of the volunteer training sessions sponsored by the park agency. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2595 Indian Ripple Road.

Topics include: Monday, July 25: Canine – Coyote, Fox and Wolves; Monday, Aug. 29: Field Trip to Gallagher Fen. For more information, contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440 or email [email protected].

Scleroderma Fun Run and Walk

FAIRBORN — The Scleroderma Foundation’s Dayton Area Support Group is hosting its fifth annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fun Run and Walk Saturday, Aug. 6 at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. Registration takes place 9:30-11 a.m. and costs $20, including a t-shirt; children under 12 are free to participate, but could donate $5 to receive a t-shirt. The run/walk will begin 11 a.m. and includes 3/4 mile, 1.5 mile or 5k routes. The event will feature a prize raffle to take place at 12:30 p.m., 50/50 drawing, food vendors, face painting, crafts and balloon animals.

Third Historical Bus Tour

CLARK COUNTY — Five historical homes in Clark County, built over 100 years ago, will be featured on a chartered bus tour Saturday, Aug. 20. For $60, 40 guests will visit the 1826 Crabill House and the 1839 Pennsylvania House. They will enjoy a box lunch from Simply Delicious at the Davidson Interpretive Center.

After lunch, guests will tour the 1854 Hertzler House, the 1850Underground Railroad Gammon House and finish with the 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House. Call Kristina Kitchen at 937-245-1424 or e-mail her at [email protected] for tickets. The deadline is Aug. 1.

Regular meetings

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn hosts regular council meetings the first and third Mondays of each month. The next council meeting will take place Tuesday, July 5 within the Council Chambers of the Fairborn Government Center, 44 W. Hebble Ave.

The Fairborn City School District conducts its regular board meetings the first Thursday of each month. The next will take place Thursday, July 7 within the library at Fairborn High School, 900 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.

Senior Center Homemakers

FAIRBORN – The Fairborn Senior Center is accepting applications for part-time homemakers. Hours will vary. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screen, and they must also have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Apply at 325 N. Third St.

Supervisor meeting

XENIA — The Greene Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors hold their monthly board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the District’s office, 1363 Burnett Drive. The meetings are open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Any change in meeting location or time will be posted on the district’s web page or in the newspaper. For additional information call the district office at 937-372-4478.

Minimalists meet

YELLOW SPRINGS — Dayton Minimalists meet 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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