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Plans To Purchase Church
Northridge to pay $225K for property adjacent
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Northridge
school leaders plan to buy a church next to the district’s service center, a deal the church wants because declining
membership has made it hard to pay its bills.
Local Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday in favor of purchasing of the First Baptist Church Northridge, 2330 Timber Lane.
“They have been interested in our property for quite a while,” said Steve Veg,
the church’s pastor.
The school district wants the property because it would allow it to have easier access to
its service center, which is adjacent to the church, according to Superintendent Dave Jackson. The two-story brick church
also sits across the street from Northridge
High School, 2251 Timber Lane.
“It will allow us to access from what is now our service center and transportation
building directly out onto Timber Lane, which we don’t have access currently,”
Jackson said. “We’ll be able to take our buses directly from our service building out onto Timber Lane, which
is where our school buildings are located.”
The district currently has to send the buses out through the neighborhood behind the church
in order to get onto Timber Lane.
“We haven’t decided what, if anything, we want to do with the building,”
The district will use approximately $225,000 from the board’s general fund to purchase
The purchase also serves another purpose for the district.
“This continues our efforts to protect our borders across Timber Lane. Churches have
been purchased oftentimes by charter schools, and we want to protect our borders from opening up charter schools across the
street,” Jackson told school board members.
Board members Tina Fiore, Glenn Jones and Margie Lairson voted in favor of the agreement,
while Margie Glock abstained from voting. Mark Brumley, another member, did not attend the meeting.
Veg, who has pastored the church for 34 years, said church officials
decided to sell because its dwindling congregation could no longer afford to pay for the church’s operations.
“Our congregation is to the point where we just can’t meet the bills,”
Twenty years ago, the church had at least 220 members. Today that membership has decreased
to approximately 50.
“A lot of the kids have moved away. Young (married couples) have moved away. We’ve
hung on and hung on until we can’t hang on no more,” Veg said.
The pastor attributed the decline in membership many things, one being the loss of jobs
in the Dayton-area, which he said forced a lot of his younger parishoners to leave the area.
Another reason for the decline is larger churches, he said. “There is just a lot of
the bigger churches out here offer more than what we can do right now,” Veg said.
Plus, Veg, who also serves as a chaplain for several fire departments, said he is retiring
as a pastor at the end of the year.
The church’s last service is scheduled
to take place on Nov. 30.
Local Schools plans to purchase First Baptist Church Northridge at 2330 Timber Lane, which is adjacent to the district’s
service and transportation center. The center can be seen behind a fence beside the brick church. JIM
WITMER / STAFF
Bryan Denniston, NHS Class of 1981
Nine years ago, Bryan Denniston of Tipp City was given a death sentence. Diagnosed with
end stage pulmonary hypertension at just 43 years old, Denniston was told to get his affairs in order and to expect he would
live just six more months.
Never-heard Guided by Voices album comes with new
One of Dayton’s best-known bands has its own beer.
Sam Calagione, the founder of the Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery, celebrated the release
of BEER Thousand with a video posted earlier this week on Facebook.
He gave details on how fans can get a never-heard Guided by Voices album.
As legend has it, Calagione says Guided by Voices drank “truck loads of lager beers,”
20 years ago during the recording of its classic album “Bee Thousand.”
Calagione said he listened to the simply made, indie classic while working on plans for his
“DIY is in the blood of Dogfish Head and DIY is definitely in the blood of GBV,”
Beer Thousand, an imperial lager, “is brewed with 10 grains and 10 hop varieties and
clocks in at 10 percent ABV. 10x10x10=BEER Thousand,” according to the Facebook post.
Guided by Voices announced its latest break-up in September and canceled shows.
Guided by Voices formed in 1983 at Northridge High School and disbanded in 2004. The “classic”
GBV lineup regrouped in 2010.
As part of the beer’s release and collaboration with GBV frontman Robert Pollard, Dogfish
is selling 1,000 box sets of six 750ml bottles with a never-released 10-inch vinyl of a 1994 Guided by Voices show. There
are 10 songs on the album.
Mirepoix Pictures Presents NightSong
John Adrian Riley, NHS 1958, and Jeremy Greenwell
star in this new film. Nightsong tells the story
of Kevin Hall, a music journalist who's devotion to his career has put immense strain on his personal life. Kevin doges his
next interview to travel to Appalachia to interview Lester Ervin, a once-renowned folk musician who peaked in the 1960's.
The film examines how the choices we make affect our lives. Though Kevin's journey, we contemplate man's capacity for change
and explore one's need for connection: to our land, to our past, and to one another.
Father and Grandfather In World War II
William E, King and Jack King (1939), grandfather and father of
Judy (1968), Janice (1971), and Joy (1978).
Dayton newspaper 1941 or 1942.
Jack was a member of the NHS class of 1939.
SAUER TARZINSKI EDUCATION FUND
The Sauer Tarzinski Education Fund, hereafter referred to as
STEF, is dedicated to education enrichment for students of the Northridge Local School system. STEF shall engage in activities
including but not limited to:
Providing funding for teachers to use field trips, guest speakers, demonstrations, assemblies and/or any other purpose
that be of benifit to the education of students of Northridge Schools.
To receive contributions and donations of money, other property or services so that the purposes of STEF may be carried out.
(3) To do all things necessary or incidental to
carry out the foregoing purposes.
always looking for people who want to get involved and help Northridge students. A little time today may help many students
tomorrow. Consider attending one of the STEF meetings.
view the complete story about the STEF organization, please visit our website HERE.
Check out these fine wheels owned by NHS alumni. Have a
special car, submit a picture, HERE, of your car for posting on the alumni car show.
Click on yellow convertible to go to the car show.
|1955 Chevrolet BelAire and 1955 Ford Thunderbird
|Old Northridge High School
|NHS Alumni Car Show
|Click On Yellow Car For Ticket To Car Show