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Spring Forward On March 12

The official start of spring begins on March 20. Be sure to "spring foward" on Sunday, March 12, which is the start of daylight saving time (DST). Don’t forget to set the clocks one hour ahead at 2 a.m.

Every year, twice a year, most Americans switch all the clocks forward or backward, one hour for DST beginning and ending.

Last year, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Sunshine Protection Act to make daylight saving time the new permanent standard time. However, it was not approved by the House of Representatives, so the bi-annual ritual of changing the clock remains.

Township Parks Opening April 1

Harrison Township parks are opening on Saturday, April 1, which is April Fools's Day.

Sinclair Park located on Shoup Mill Road at Riverside Drive and Shiloh Park located at the intersection of Markey Road and Philadelphia Drive open for the 2023 season.

Sinclair Park has seen some changes since the 2019 tornadoes. More than 100 trees have been planted since the tornadoes. Also, at the end of the 2022 season, all new picnic tables were purchased and added to the shelters. Later this year, a new walking track will be added to the park.


The parks are open from 8 a.m. to dusk. For more information, call the Harrison Township Services Department at (937) 274-6871, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Department Promotes Two Firefighters

The Harrison Township Fire Department promoted two firefighters to the rank of lieutenant and battalion chief.

Last mon, Matthew Matlock was promoted from lieutenant to battalion chief. Matlock was hired as a part-time firefighter with the township in April 2000. He was promoted to full-time firefighter/paramedic in September 2002 and promoted to lieutenant in October 2020.

Cody King was promoted from firefighter/paramedic to lieutenant. King was hired in the township as a part-time firefighter in August 2017. He was promoted to full-time firefighter/paramedic in May 2018. 

"After completing a vigorous promotional process, these two individuals served as the acting lieutenant and acting battalion chief for eight months." Fire Chief Michael Crist said. "We are pleased to welcome them to their new permanent roles."

Battalion Chief Matthew Matlock will oversee the EMS systems and Lieutenant Cody King will oversee the fire training and community outreach for the department. 

Congratulations to both of these men on their promotions.

Sergeant Retires After 31-Year Career

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mark Shively retired last month after a 31-year law enforcement career.

Shively served as a police officer/deputy sheriff in the Miami Valley for more than three decades, beginning his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a court officer in 1999. He was promoted to deputy sheriff in March 2000.

During his career, Shively was a school resource officer in Harrison Township and worked as an evidence technician. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012 and was assigned to the Montgomery County Jail. Shively was later assigned to community services and spent most of his time in Harrison Township.

Congratulations on your retirement, you have served the residents of Montgomery County and Harrison Township well.

Harrison Township Community Meeting

The next community meeting will continue to discuss housing, food access and age friendly communities on March 28. 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.

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.

This meeting will be held in the Harrison Township Community Center, 5945 North Dixie Drive from 6-7:30 p.m.

Northridge Easter Egg Hunt April 1

The Northridge Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Northridge High School.

This free egg hunt is organized by For the Love of Northridge and The Kiwanis Club of Northridge. The egg hunt will be held at the practice field next to the Northridge Locals Schools football stadium. The Harrison Township Fire Department and the Montgomery County Sherriff's Office will be on hand to help out.

The event is for children up to 6th grade. In the event of severe weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will not be rescheduled.

Kettering Health Years Ahead Center Upcoming Classes

Kettering Health Years Ahead Center in Harrison Township offers many classes and programs for the community 65 and older. 

Some of the classes offered this month are Chair Yoga, Stop the Bleed, Nutrition Talk - Power Up with Produce and much more.

All programs are free and are held at Kettering Health Years Ahead Center located at 3969 Salem Avenue in Harrison Township. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (937) 558-3988.

For a list of events, click here.

Business of the Month

We want to recognize Jamie's Tire & Service as our Harrison Township business of the month.

Jamie's Tire & Service has been in business for 48 years and has two locations in the township, one located at located at 4220 North Main Street at Northtown and the other is at 6104 North Dixie Drive in Northridge. Jamie's Tire & Service has four other locations in Greene and Montgomery County serving the Miami Valley since 1975.

Jamie's Tire & Service offers complete auto repair, oil changes, tires and more from a team of ASE-certified technicians. They also offer night drop offs and a courtesy shuttle.

Jamie's Tire & Service is open five days a week. Hours are Monday-Friday from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Northridge store and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the North Main Street store. In addition, they are now open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northridge location. For more information, visit jamiestire.com.

Fire Statistics

Harrison Township Fire Department Fire and EMS Responses

Fire/EMS Stats

Upcoming Events and Meetings

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 12 noon

Harrison Township

Government Center

5945 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton

Job Opportunities

Globetech Manufacturing located at 2700 Needmore Road in Harrison Township is looking for a few good people. They are looking to fill positions in their Assembly & Plastic Extrusion/Warehouse & Packaging departments.

Globetech offers:

  • Competitive Wages
  • 401K
  • Three Shifts Available

For more information, contact Cindy at (937) 274-5587 or email office@gtmfginc.com.

If you or your company have a job to share, send an email with a brief job description to kjarosik@harrisontownship.org.


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Time Begins - 12

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