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Northridge Sports & Screen Printing has been selected for the 2015 Best of Dayton Awards for Screen Printing Services.
Northridge Sports & Screen Printing is located at 4618 north Dixie Drive. It is owned by Jeff and Pam Baker, NHS alumni of the classes 1988 and 1989.


DAYTON, OH - The Dayton Demolition are pleased to announce that Jack Collins is the inaugural head coach of the team. Demolition Owner Bill Dadds made the announcement and reintroduced Collins at a press conference in Dayton on Saturday.

Collins a Canadian Hockey League alumni, left the game due to mounting injuries. With his competitive playing days over, Jack returned home to Dayton, Ohio, where he was a graduate of Northridge High School, and did what many other high school graduates did at a time when the car industry in Dayton was flourishing.  He began a career at the General Motors plant in Vandalia, got married and raised a family.

In 1999 Jack was able to take combined knowledge and experience to professional hockey.  The Dayton Bombers of the ECHL.  His first job with the team was working as the team statistician or “eye-in-the-sky” for the team’s head coach.  The Bomber’s head coach at the time realized Jack brought more to the table than first realized.  One being his professionalism, and work ethic, the following season Jack was given  added responsibilities, working video for the team, scouting other teams in the ECHL, and eventually the team’s assistant hockey coach.

In 2009, the Dayton Bombers hockey organization closed at the end of the season.  For the second time in three decades, Jack would leave home to further his career in hockey.  This time to Evansville, Indiana as the head coach of the Evansville Icemen a member of the All-American Hockey League (AAHL). 

The sacrifice paid off in the end, with Jack leading the Icemen to the AAHL championship winning the Davidson Championship Cup and leaving his mark on Evansville ice hockey.  The following year the City of Evansville was awarded an ECHL franchise, and kept the name the Icemen.  However, Evansville was not able to keep Jack, as he decided to return to his wife and his home, Dayton, Ohio.

For the 2011-2012 hockey season Jack decided to take a year off from hockey, and for the first time in six decades, he was out of hockey.  The sabbatical would only last a year, the following summer it was announced that Dayton was awarded a Federal Hockey League (FHL) franchise, playing their home games at Hara Arena.  The same arena decades earlier, Jack had watched his first professional hockey game, and the rink where he played his youth hockey. 

With the assistance of lifelong friend, and former Dayton Gem great Guy Trottier, Jack was given the opportunity to be an off-ice coach under head coach Marc Lefebvre during the Demonz first season in 2012-2013.  The Demonz finished in first place, however lost to Danbury in the finals.  What looked to be a championship season, as the Demonz had clinched first place by early February, with over a month to spare in regular season play.  The party would have to wait another year.

Stephen Dale Marlowe, NHS Class of 1992

Stephen Dale Marlowe


Karen Smith Forrer, my high school English teacher, gave me a monogrammed folio when I graduated, with the stipulation that I use the pad within to write the great American novel.

I made sure to copy the first page of Digging Up The Bones onto it when I completed the final draft. Write? Check.

As for the great, American, and novel, looks like I’m in luck. Apparently, good enough American stories will meet those requirements. I’m delighted.


The voters in the Northridge Local School District voted to approve a bond issue and maintenance levy to build a new consolidated school. The State of Ohio will supply forty-two million dollars of the fifty-five million dollar project. Ground breaking is expected to start sometime in 2016 and possibly be ready for the 2018/2019 school year.

  When Dayton was Home to the Gypsies 
To the complete article, CLICK HERE.

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:

(1)  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.

(2)  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.

We are 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.

 To 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

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