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Siren Test Set for March 6 PDF E-mail

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the City of West Carrollton will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Friday, March 6, at 9:50 a.m. 

During this time, Ohio cities will sound and test their outdoor warning sirens.  Schools, businesses and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.

Also starting in March, FEMA and the National Weather Service are initiating spring flood safety campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers associated with flooding and flash flooding.  Know what to do in case of a flood watch or warning.  

PD Officers, Residents to be Recognized with Awards PDF E-mail

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the West Carrollton Police Department will recognize two citizens and four police officers for their exceptional service to the community during the city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave.

The 2014 Police Department Employee of the Year Award will go to first-year Detective Alex Flynn. Since starting as a detective in February 2014, Flynn has served as the lead investigator in approximately 34 cases. He was also instrumental in the apprehension and confession of the Chase Bank robbery suspect. He has worked on several cases involving drug trafficking, burglary, auto theft, and breaking and entering. “Detective Flynn has become a very-talented interviewer in such a short time and has prompted calls from other jurisdictions about his competence and professionalism,” Police Chief Doug Woodard said.

Police officers John Garwood and Chris Fairchild will receive Exemplary Service Awards, which are given to an employee who “displays highly professional conduct under arduous conditions.”

Council Member Receives County Award PDF E-mail

bowersOn Friday, March 6, 2015, the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council will recognize James Bowers at the 15th Annual Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award Luncheon. This event will be held from 11:30 1 p.m. at Top of the Market in downtown Dayton.

James (Jim) Bowers is being recognized for his dedication, integrity, and passion as a volunteer for Juvenile Courts’ CASA Program. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is appointed by a judge to be a voice for children in court. Bowers began training in 2005 to become a CASA volunteer, while running for the West Carrollton City Council. Prior to his service with the City, Bowers was a business owner until retirement.

Jim Bowers has demonstrated a great passion for the welfare of children. Ann Gramza, Program Manager of the CASA program, stated that Bowers is “never wavering in his commitment to do what is best for the children.” He is an integral part of trainings for new volunteers.

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