Middletown Ohio


Find us on
 Twitter and Facebook


 

Home | Yearly News Archive | Advertisers | Blog | Contact Us Thursday, September 19, 2019
FORUM CITY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY
Aerial view of Middletown, Hook Field can be seen in the upper right
Middletown, Ohio



Newest Forum Members

MiddieMom78!
Babs
DaughterofaMiddie
profitthunter
penical

Recent Topics

Fall 2019 Election
US mainstream media NBC exposes the true face of F
Middletown: A field of Dreams?
hops in the hanger
LED Street Lights
Have a Nice Retirement Chief Muterspaw
Gracies Ownership
Prosperity In Middletown
Happy Father's Day
Blast Furnace Pizza Closing

Community Events
hops in the hanger
Middletown Canal Museum
Middletown Historical Society Events
Middies Quarter Auction
Santa parade

City Manager
Middletown: A field of Dreams?
U.S. 2020 Census - What Will It Reveal?
Adkins
Budget?
My Boy Adkins

Economic Development
It Appears Lincoln School Is Next
Downtown Development-The Middletonian
Looks Like Trouble In Downtown's Paradise
Business Closings
Sorg Opera House

City Council
Fall 2019 Election
What the???
Vitori Alley Paving
Downtown Public Wifi
Vitori/Gracies State Tax Lien

Income and Property Tax
Mulligan's State of the City Speech
Proposed City Road Levy: Mayor Mulligan Op-Ed
Taxes and City-Subsidized "Downtown" Deals
Middletown-High Taxes-Low Values
Senior organization wants levy renewal

Community Revitalization
Bikes For Rent In The Downtown Area
Why Not The Whole City?
Back In The Real Estate Business Again
The old Lincoln school and their downtown
The Manchester-A "hot potato"

School Board
Behind our backs???
School board candidates
Be Gone, you have no power here
Focus on future not past
State report card stigmatizes district

School Tax Issues
Property taxes going up
Middletown Schools: No tax hike
TEACHER'S AVERAGE SALARY
Tax Revenue
Tax Anticipation Notes

School Achievements
Science Help From Outside The District
Every Ohio district ranked
How did your school perform
Middletown receives low marks
District score in reading, graduation

Middletown Sports

Misc Middletown News
LED Street Lights
Prosperity In Middletown
Blast Furnace Pizza Closing
Trenton/Midd City Jail Contract
Make It Middletown Ron......

For Sale
Upright Freezer
Want to Buy-Core Aerator
Free To A Forever Home
FOR SALE
Found Jack Russell

Real Estate for Rent
Home for Rent - 3505 Lorne Drive Killeen, TX 76542
2602 Lu Circle Killeen, TX 76543
Tips To Upgrade Your Outdoor Area
Eye-Catching Rental Listing
Tips on Dealing with Bad Tenants

Real Estate for Sale
Great house!
Real estate prices to rise
Is Commercial Property Still a Good Investment?
Real Estate Listing
Sorg Mansion

Outside World
Operation Welcome Home
New spike in drug overdoses in Hamilton
Viet Nam onPBS
Medical Marijuana Not Legal in Middletown
EDUCATION across all TV net works!
85% Drop in Food Stamp after work requirement
$11M project at Middletown
MetroParks seeks levy
Many Ohioans struggling financially
Hearings on medical marijuana
Living in poverty
Tenant Displacement to Middletown
Ohio Gun Owners...
Butler County Foreclosures
TechOlympics Champions
Middletown Community News
Middletown City Manager's Report
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:45:35 PM - Middletown Ohio

Middletown City Manager's Weekly Briefing - November 14, 2011

By Judith Gilleland, Middletown City Manager

Council News

City staff wishes to welcome Ann Mort and Joe Mulligan to the Middletown City Council. In the next few weeks, at your convenience, we will schedule an orientation.

Congratulations to Mayor Mulligan and Anita Scott Jones on their successful re-election campaigns.

We also thank Bill Becker and Tom Allen for their service to the city; they will be missed in our organization!

Betsy is working on scheduling an evening for swearing in new council members and recognizing outgoing council members.

Winterization of Manchester Inn and First National Bank Buildings

Winterization/mothballing work is proceeding on the Manchester Inn, Sonshine Building and the First National Bank building.   As work is completed within the next week, the heat and water will be permanently shut off in all affected buildings until a final use is determined.  This process will allow us to save several thousand dollars each month in utility bills.

Middletown Police –Lincoln Center Building

The Lincoln Center on Central Avenue has been the source of several thefts recently. Thieves have been stealing scrap and copper out of the vacant building.  Detectives installed a VARDA alarm and motion detector camera at the Lincoln Center, as well as performed surveillance on the building.  Information and pictures from the motion camera lead officers to Mike Howard and Joseph Sims.  Detectives were alerted by the VARDA alarm that someone was in the building on Sunday, November 6th.  Officers responded and upon arriving noticed Simms running from the Lincoln Center and he was apprehended after a foot chase near Superior Ave.  Warrants have been issued for Mike Howard as well.  Scrap and copper theft have been a huge problem in Middletown and this arrest takes several of our thieves off the street.  Nice job!

2011 Employee Development Academy Induction

Another successful class of supervisory employees has been inducted into the City’s Employee Development Academy.  Over the last eight months, the 11 class participants completed interactive training modules to further their understanding of leadership, communication, listening, team-building and policy. This training was designed specifically to provide an insight into those issues that were important to the city organization.  By conducting this training in-house, we were able to train a number of people at a very economical cost.  Thanks to Les Landen and Marie Edwards for their time in leading and organizing the EDA.    

Congratulations to the 2011 Employee Development Academy inductees for all of their hard work and dedication to the program.  The City is proud and fortunate to have these leaders as a part of the organization.  2011 Employee Development Academy inductees from left to right:  Bill Orsborne, Matt Romero, Sandy Mueller, Scott Tadych, Denise Hamet, Ed Sensel, Duane Retherford, Greg Parsons, Donna Beauregard, Shelley Meehan and Jennifer Minor.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Town Hall Meeting

Staff attended a Town Hall forum this week featuring Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  The event drew attendance from a variety of school districts and colleges including Cincinnati State.  The Secretary addressed many concerns, drawing on his background with the Chicago Schools to talk about issues and opportunities for urban districts.  A positive take-away from the discussion was that so many of the topics covered are being proactively and creatively handled by the Middletown School District.  Secretary Duncan talked about the importance of creating a vision of achievement. The MCS are establishing objectives and strategies at each grade level to help create the vision, including engaging the community through the new Employer Partnering project.   Another question was about college affordability.  This question highlights the advantages Middletown offers by having a local Miami campus and also the pending Cincinnati State campus.  Lastly, the Secretary made a significant effort to highlight that one size does not fit all, and that having a choice of a technical education is an important complement to a traditional four year education.

Middletown Fire Division Awarded Middletown Community Foundation Grant

The Middletown Community Foundation has awarded a grant to the Middletown Division of Fire (MDF) for the lease and maintenance of air monitors to be used by fire personnel.  The grant, issued in four (4) annual payments, will cover approximately eighty percent (80%) of the lease agreement and allow for the complete update of MDF’s air monitors and provide for real-time maintenance.  These monitors are used to identify potential hazardous situations such as carbon monoxide investigations and potential natural gas leaks.  Firefighter Gary Myers researched several manufactures to find the best solution for the division and Captain Jeff Spaulding managed the grant application; thank you and congratulations to both.  THANK YOU to the Community Foundation for their ongoing generosity.

Aeronca Project

A No-Further-Action letter was submitted to Ohio EPA in August regarding the Aeronca Project.  The Brownfield project, which started in 2006, consisted of facility demolition and soil and groundwater remediation.  Once all the environmental data is reviewed and any questions answered, a maintenance program will be implemented for ongoing monitoring.  Final approval by Ohio EPA will allow for the redevelopment of the 18-acre property.

Airport Commission

The City of Middletown’s Airport Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the airport’s FBO hanger on Hook Drive.  This is a public meeting open to any citizen interested in airport operations.  If you are interested in attending, you may call 513-425-7906 and speak with Ms. Sylvia Maynard who can give additional information

Light Up Middletown

Light Up Middletown is the drive through fantasy light display open from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, 6-10 p.m. nightly.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are available every Friday and Saturday ‘til Christmas 7-9 p.m.  Photos with Santa are available.  Light Up Middletown is located in Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue with admission by donation.  For information all 513.423.18777 or www.LightUpMiddletown.org.

Upcoming Events

Nov 15     City Council meeting Council Chambers (LL) 5:30 p.m.

Nov 16     Cemetery Board meeting City Bldg. Conference Room 2C 5:00 p.m.

Nov 17      Chamber Ribbon Cutting Salon Nouveau 2201 Central Avenue - Open House 4- 8 p.m.

                   Ribbon cutting  4:15 p.m.

Nov 18      Butler County National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, Pendleton Art Center

                   Jim Wainscott keynote speaker, NOON 

Nov 24      Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25      City Bldg. Closed- In Observance of Holiday

Nov 25    Light Up Middletown  500 Tytus Avenue Smith Park 6:00- 10:00 p.m.

Nov 26      2011 Home for the Holidays Santa Parade Downtown 4:00 p.m. 

Nov 29      Special City Council meeting, cont. from 11-15-11  Council Chambers (LL) 5:30 p.m.  

Nov 30      Chamber Ribbon Cutting - Open House 4:00 - 6:00 pm

                   LifeSpan - 1002 N. University Blvd., Middletown Ribbon cutting at 4:30 pm        

Dec  4        Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band, Middletown High School, 2:30 p.m.

Dec 4         Highlands Historic District Home Holiday Tour 4:00-8:00 p.m.          

 


Copyright ©2019 MiddletownUSA.com    Privacy Statement  |   Terms of Use  |   Site by Xponex Media  |   Advertising Information