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Harrison Township Resident Honored at Life Achievement Service

Longtime Harrison Township resident, John C. Swann Jr. recognized at Life Achievement Service to honor his life.

On August 30, 2023, Spring Hills Singing Woods in Harrison Township hosted this event honoring Mr. Swann. There was a video tribute and representatives from Dayton Unit NAACP, Miami University, Miami University Alumni Association, Compassus Hospice, family, friends and former basketball teammates from his playing days at Miami. 

Mr. Swann was not only a star basketball player in the 1960's at Miami University, but he was also an educator and administrator. Mr. Swann was one of the first students in 1956 to integrate White Sulphur High School in West Virginia. In 2021, Mr. Swann was named one of the one hundred greatest West Virginia basketball players by the Charleston Gazette newspaper.

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Community Cleanups Continue This Month

Harrison Township wants to help you cleanup your community. So, the month of September has been designated Community Clean Up Month in the township. 

Last year, Harrison Township Trustees declared the months of May and September as Community Clean Up Months.

On September 16-25, the township will strategically place about a dozen dumpsters around the township for residents to dispose of junk for free.

Last spring, the township disposed of 13 dumpsters full of waste and garbage and 40 cubic yards of tires. 

For a map of all the locations, click here. The locations to these dumpsters are subject to change.

Township Continues To Rid Neighborhoods Of Eyesores

Harrison Township has been busy the last few months bringing down eyesores in neighborhhods around the township.

Over the last month or so, about seven homes have been demolished after they were deamed a nuisance/dangerous property.

Dilapidated properties on Boulder Ave., El Paso Ave., North Dixie Drive, Maplegrove Ave., Ome Ave. and Milo Road were recently demolished in Northridge and Grant Ave. in Ft. McKinley.

The township is working diligently to remove more dangerous properties and we look forward to a brighter future in Harrison Township.

The next Harrison Township Community Meeting is set for Wednesday, September 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Township Community Center located at 5945 N. Dixie Drive.

These meetings are held to increase engagement between the board of trustees, township staff and our residents. The goal is to improve transparency and accountability from administration and increase awareness of what services and functions the township can serve. This is directly related to the communication goals set in the Strategic Plan.

By hosting these meetings, the township is improving the dynamics with the community and making sure residents know we are listening. They have served as a combination of learning experiences for our residents and elected officials about what is important to our community.

The topic for this meeting will be what the township has accomplished year to date and what we hope to accomplish, we will reintroduce our Strategic Plan and discuss our newly improved portal for complaints on our website.

Walk For Hunger Kicks Off Next Month

The Dayton Area CROP Hunger Walk registration is scheduled for Sunday, October 8th at Shiloh Church, United Church of Christ.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the Shiloh Church parking lot. There will be two walks available starting at 1:30 p.m. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised will go to Church World Service and twenty-five percent to the The Foodbank, Inc. 

The Crop Project began in 1947 when farmers were asked to donate food and seed crops to our hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. The first CROP Hunger Walks took place in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1969.

For more information or to signup, click here or contact Sue Cox at rasmcox@gmail.com.

Business of the Month

We want to recognize David's Reliable Glass Inc. as our Harrison Township business of the month.

David's Reliable Glass Inc. is located at 3306 North Dixie Drive in Northridge. David's Reliable Glass Inc. is employee owned and opened in 1931. It is the oldest glass company in Dayton area. The company was started 93 years ago by David E. Jordan. Charles W. Burke purchased the business in 1946 and ran the business till 2001. The three current employees purchased the business from Mr. Burke and opeate it today.

David's Reliable Glass Inc. sells, installs and repairs all kinds of glass. From commercial glass to residential glass doors, it works with plate glass, window glass, insulating glass & acrylic sheets. David's Reliable Glass Inc. also does work with aluminum commercial doors & store fronts

David's Reliable Glass Inc. is open five days a week. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (937) 278-4771 or visit www.davidsreliableglass.com.

Fire Statistics

Harrison Township Fire Department Fire and EMS Responses

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Job Openings

The Harrison Township Fire Department is now hiring full-time firefighters/paramedic/EMTs. We are a fast paced, progressive department searching for firefighters who are eager to use their skills and serve our community.

For more information, click here

Upcoming Meetings

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, September 5, 7 p.m.

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m.

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 12 p.m.

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

Office Closed Monday, September 4

for Labor Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, to observe Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 8 a.m.

Trash service will be delayed one-day this week due to the holiday.

Additionally, Rumpke will start routes earlier than usual next week because temperatures are forecasted to climb again. Rumpke says this is a safety precaution for its drivers. Residents should place their trash curbside the night before their scheduled collection day in order to avoid missed service. 


Labor Day - 4

Patriot Day - 11

Community Meeting - 20

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