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Harman Third Graders Tour City Hall

Posted on September 30, 2022

Harman third graders visited City Hall and the Public Works Center today.  The students toured the facilities and were able to speak to the Mayor, City Manager, Public Safety Director & Command Staff and the Public Works Director & Foremen.          
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Annual Scarecrow Contest

Posted on September 12, 2022

Brush off the cobwebs and use your creativity and imagination to create a scarecrow to decorate the community for the fall season. Your entry can be a traditional scarecrow or you can let your imagination run wild to create a whimsical, funny, artistic creation, but nothing too scary please! Scarecrow Build Day: Sunday, October 9,...
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Oakwood Sustainability Measures

Posted on June 10, 2022

Over the past several decades, the city of Oakwood has implemented numerous measures to address matters of the environment.  These measures have provided for the betterment of Oakwood and the greater community. Visit Oakwood Sustainability for a list and brief description of each measure, as well as a pdf document.
Video Unveiling

Watch Oakwood’s First Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony

Posted on May 27, 2022

The Oakwood Historical Society, along with Oakwood City Officials, conducted an unveiling ceremony of Oakwood’s first historical marker on Saturday, May 14 in front of the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue, Oakwood. The first historical marker commemorates the 150th anniversary of when the first Oakwood homes were built in an area near the Oakwood...
Bush Trimming

Trimming Along Sidewalks

Posted on May 19, 2022

Oakwood is a walkable community! Please do your part, and keep all trees, bushes and other vegetation trimmed away from public sidewalks. City regulations require that no branches, bushes or other vegetation encroach across any sidewalk, and that a clear path is maintained up to eight feet above the sidewalk. Please contact the Code Enforcement Officer...
2021 Oakwood Annual Report

2021 Oakwood Annual Report

Posted on March 24, 2022

The city of Oakwood recently published the 2021 Annual Report.  The report highlights the major events of the previous year and provides information about each of the city departments, the public services provided to the Oakwood community, and community projects and issues.  It will be delivered to all Oakwood residential and business properties during the...
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Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction

Posted on March 11, 2022

The February/March Oakwood Scene city newsletter included an article about a large storm sewer improvement project planned for construction in 2023.  It is titled the Far Hills Storm Sewer Reconstruction.  This stormwater infrastructure improvement project will take place on Far Hills Avenue around Greenmount Boulevard; on Dellwood Avenue between Far Hills Avenue and East Schantz...
2022 SOC Address

2022 State of the City Address

Posted on February 28, 2022

Oakwood Mayor Bill Duncan gave his 2022 State of the City address at the February 7 Oakwood City Council meeting. This address provides the Mayor an opportunity to report on last year’s successes as well as plans for the upcoming year.  
2022 Spring

Spring is in the Air

Posted on February 27, 2022

Celebrate the end of cold winter months and welcome the beginning of beautiful spring. Some of the first spring flowers are popping in Oakwood!  Right now, stop by and visit Loy Gardens on Park Road and you will see the first harbingers of spring along the pathway.  The Winter Aconite are blooming as well as...
Important Notice

Mail Thefts

Posted on February 25, 2022

In late December 2021, the Oakwood Public Safety Department began receiving reports of mail theft from a number of U.S. Postal Service mail drop boxes in Oakwood.  Unknown individual(s) are stealing mail from drop boxes, which are located in various parts of the city, and are tampering with checks to complete fraudulent transactions.  All reported...
Recycle

Recycle Ink Cartridges & Phone Cases at the OCC!

Posted on February 10, 2022

In an effort to offer more recycling opportunities within our community, Green Oakwood has provided a collection box for ink cartridges, cell phone cases and pop sockets at the Oakwood Community Center (OCC).  The collection box is located near the front desk window at the OCC.  Ink cartridges will be taken to Target (or another...
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Cups Now Acceptable Recyclable Material

Posted on February 1, 2022

Rumpke recently announced the expansion of their acceptable items list with the addition of various disposable cups. The announcement, called ‘What’s Up with CUPS?!’ began on February 1 and includes disposable cups made of paper, plastic and aluminum. Do NOT include straws; Solo cups (or cups made from polystyrene #6 plastic); Styrofoam; or K-cups. Plastic...
Safety Promotion

Public Safety Department Promotions

Posted on January 31, 2022

On January 3, 2022, Public Safety Officer Justin Slone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Slone serves as the Crew 2 supervisor. Prior to joining the Oakwood Public Safety Department in January 2018, Lieutenant Slone was a firefighter/paramedic with the city of Fairborn. On January 31, 2022, Lieutenant Mike Tanner was promoted to...
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CenterPoint Gas Line Improvements – Final Two Years

Posted on January 11, 2022

In 2010, CenterPoint (formerly Vectren) began a project to replace all of the underground natural gas distribution pipes and home service lines throughout Oakwood.  Each year, CenterPoint worked in different Oakwood neighborhoods installing new polyethylene pipes in place of old steel and cast-iron pipes and moving indoor gas meters to outside wall locations. There are...
Oakwood City Council Meeting

Closed Captioning Service for Spectrum Government Access Channels

Posted on December 10, 2021

Beginning in January 2022, closed captioning services will be available for all programs shown on the Spectrum Government Access Channels operated by the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC).  This includes Oakwood City Council meetings that are shown live and rebroadcast each month on Spectrum Channel 6. Additional details are available in the following article published...
New Recycling Center

Watch the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our new Recycling Facility!

Posted on December 8, 2021

The new Recycling Facility grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration took place on November 30, 2021.  Follow the link below to view the ribbon cutting ceremony and footage of the completed facility. Video:  Recycling Facility Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony The recycling facility was moved from its original location in the parking lot of the Creager...
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Oakwood Public Safety Department Receives Training Focusing on Mental Health

Posted on June 2, 2021

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, statistics show that approximately 20% (51.5 million) of U.S. adults experienced a mental health condition in 2019, and it is estimated that 10 percent of all law enforcement calls for service involve a person with a mental illness.  In an effort to equip every officer with the necessary skills to...

Oakwood Public Safety Rewards Oakwood Youth for Making Good Choices

Posted on May 20, 2021

Oakwood Public Safety Officers will be recognizing local youth who are observed making good choices such as: playing safely outside, looking both ways before crossing the street, using a crosswalk, wearing a bicycle helmet, and several other safe or courteous actions. Visit our Good Choice Ticket Program webpage for additional information.  
Smith Gardens - OCMA Recognition

Smith Gardens Recognized

Posted on February 13, 2021

The city of Oakwood’s community treasure, Smith Gardens, was recently chosen for recognition in the Spring Edition of the Ohio City/County Management Association (OCMA) Newsletter, and is featured on the OCMA website. Additional information is available in the Press Release.

Leigh Turben Appointed to City Council

Posted on February 2, 2021

At the February 1, 2021 public meeting, Oakwood City Council accepted the resignation of Council Member Christopher B. Epley, and appointed Leigh S. Turben to fill the vacant seat through the end of 2021. Mr. Epley resigned his council position to take a seat on the bench of the Second District Court of Appeals. This...
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