Megan Sparks - Centerville School Board, Volunteering with Special needs
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
1d ago
Megan Sparks has been a school board member for Centerville City Schools since January 2018. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from the Ohio State University. As a second-generation Elk and a mother to 5 children, Megan has learned to work hard and stand up for her values and beliefs. On the board, she serves as the Legislative Liaison. She advocates for families with special needs and serves in numerous volunteer roles.  ..read more
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Steve Huff- Grant Nature Center
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
1M ago
Steve is in his 34th year of teaching in the Centerville City Schools. For the last 11 years, he has been a 4th grade teacher at Stingley but before that, he served as the director of the Grant Nature Center. Besides being parents to four children, Steve and his wife Nancy have been foster parents to 45 others over the past ten years. Spending time outside has always been important to Steve and his family; they have wonderful memories of hiking, camping, fishing, and exploring together. In 2022 he received the OUTstanding Teacher Award from Five Rivers MetroParks for his efforts to connect stu ..read more
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Liz Fultz - The growth of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and contributions of Dottie Yeck
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by Centerville-Washington History
1M ago
Liz Fultz is the Director of the Washington-Centerville Public Library. She began her career at the library in 1996 in the Reference Department and held various roles before becoming the Director in 2019. Liz has a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Business degree from Morehead State University. She is a member of the Centerville Noon Optimists and resides in Washington Township with her husband and two children ..read more
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Ed Ross - Restoring the Ida Weller Estate and promoting local history
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
3M ago
Ed Ross is a retired businessman and is the current president of Centerville-Washington History. He has served as the Chairman of the Centerville Board of Architectural Review and is the current owner of the historic Ida Weller estate.  ..read more
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A visit with Roy and Sue Turton
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by Susan
3M ago
The Turtons graduated from Centerville High School in 1953 and raised their family on a little plot of land near Rooks Road. They have had three generations of Centerville High School graduates in their family.  In this episode, Roy and Sue Turton share stories about many people and places that have shaped this area.  ..read more
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Dave McDaniel - Centerville High School Principal 1973-2001
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
5M ago
David Warren McDaniel was born December 7, 1938, in Portland, Indiana, a small Midwestern community. He helped with chores in his family’s grocery store and was interested in biology and sports. Dave played football in college where he chose teaching as his profession. After he got married he moved to the area and met Hadley Watts, superintendent of Centerville City Schools. He began as one of the coaches for the Centerville High School football team. Later Dave became the principal of Centerville High School from 1973-2001, the longest tenure as a principal. After his retirement, he joined th ..read more
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Mark Metzger: The RecPlex, Town Hall and Americana
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
6M ago
Mark grew up in Wooster, Ohio and came to Dayton to attend Wright State University to study Theatre Directing and Management. This led to employment in 1996 to provide programming to the newly renovated Washington Township Town Hall Theatre. In 2016, Mark became the recreation director for the Township, where he oversees Town Hall Theatre along with a wide variety of activities, programs and facilities that make up the RecPlex. He and his wife Annie and three boys moved to Washington Township recently to be closer to Incarnation Elementary and the RecPlex. Mark serves as president of the Ameri ..read more
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Anna Weller-2023 Centerville-Washington History Scholarship Winner
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by Centerville-Washington History
7M ago
Anna Weller is a recent graduate of Centerville High School and also the 2023 scholarship winner for Centerville-Washington History. While in high school, Anna participated in National Honor Society, Elk Connectors, varsity soccer, Lunch Buddies and the Swim and dive team. Anna is attending The University of Dayton in the fall and majoring in Education.   ..read more
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Curating artifacts for Centerville-Washington History - Joellen Ulliman
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by Centerville-Washington History
8M ago
Joellen Ulliman has been the Curator for Centerville-Washington History for over 6 years. Prior to that, she was a language arts teacher for 23 years in Waynesville. Joellen has lived in Centerville for over 25 years. She loves spending time with her husband, two grown children, and three grandchildren. In her free time, Joellen loves to hike, read and stay fit ..read more
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Centerville-Washington Park District with Executive Director Kristen Marks
A Sense of Centerville and Washington Township
by Centerville-Washington History
9M ago
Kristen Marks is the Executive Director for the Centerville-Washington Park District. She has been with CWPD since 2002 where she began as the Park’s naturalist. In addition, she is the president of the Ohio Park and Recreation Association and a member of the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Founded in 1959 as the Washington Township Park District, the Centerville-Washington Park District now operates eight community parks, nine nature parks, and 34 neighborhood parks. In addition to maintaining the parks, CWPD also offers outdoor recreational programming for the community. Their primary focus ..read more
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