Top Huber Heights Stories This Year

Trend: Huber Heights Adds Homes, Businesses; keep growing

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These homes on Linden Silver Dr. are one of 132 under construction on the Carriage Trails subdivision in Huber Heights. STAFF / MARSHALL GORBY

These homes on Linden Silver Dr. are one of 132 under construction on the Carriage Trails subdivision in Huber Heights.  STAFF / MARSHALL GORBY
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These homes on Linden Silver Dr. are one of 132 under construction on the Carriage Trails subdivision in Huber Heights. STAFF / MARSHALL GORBY

Huber Heights has approved plans for several new apartment buildings and residential developments in the city in 2021, as well as plans for new restaurants and businesses.

Huber Heights was also among the top cities people were moving to, according to U-Haul data released in the spring. Huber Heights saw a 27% increase in arrivals and a 23% increase in departures, according to U-Haul data.

Acting City Manager Bryan Chodkowski told the Dayton Daily News last spring that Huber Heights has experienced steady population growth for several years.

To exploreMillions of people in the United States have moved in the midst of a pandemic. These 3 local towns were among the main growth poles.

Huber Heights CEO resigns

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Rob Schommer was hired as Bellbrook’s new city manager at a special council meeting on August 4, 2021.

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Rob Schommer was hired as Bellbrook's new city manager at a special council meeting on August 4, 2021.
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Rob Schommer was hired as Bellbrook’s new city manager at a special council meeting on August 4, 2021.

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Former Huber Heights city manager Rob Schommer, now Bellbrook city manager, abruptly resigned from the city in March. The city council did not agree on the process of his resignation. Some city council members said they understood Schommer’s resignation was forced.

Schommer worked in Huber Heights from 1996. He is a former Huber Heights Police Chief.

Scott Falkowski, the former interim city manager, also left town in November. Former Deputy City Manager Bryan Chodkowski is now Interim City Manager. The city council is continuing the search for a new general manager.

To exploreHuber Heights CEO resigns

Local Catholic priest put on leave after allegations surfaced

Father Anthony Cutcher of St. Peter in Huber Heights was put on leave in February and then resigned after allegations surfaced that he texted an underage child inappropriately.

The Montgomery County District Attorney‘s Office said it is not investigating Cutcher and has never been charged with a felony. What the text messages say is unclear.

Father Kyle Schnippel is now the pastor of the church, according to the church’s website.

Construction continues at Marian Meadows shopping center

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Demolition continues at Marian Mall on Tuesday April 27, 2021. The lot is the future home of the Huber Heights branch library. MARSHALL GORBY STAFF

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Demolition continues at Marian Mall on Tuesday April 27, 2021. The lot is the future home of the Huber Heights branch library.  MARSHALL GORBY  STAFF
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Demolition continues at Marian Mall on Tuesday April 27, 2021. The lot is the future home of the Huber Heights branch library. MARSHALL GORBY STAFF

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Huber Heights began construction on the new Southpointe Crossing on Brandt Pike, owned by the City of Huber Heights, this spring.

The mall is the future home of the Huber Heights Library branch, which will measure approximately 27,000 square feet and cost approximately $ 12 million to build. A spokesperson for the Dayton Subway Libraries said the current Huber Heights library branch was one of the busiest in the area.

The mall was built when Huber Heights was founded in the 1950s and is approximately 60 years old.

To exploreConstruction continues to redevelop the Brandt Pike shopping center in Huber Heights

Huber Heights opens a bike and a skate park

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Tommy Zula, a native of New Carlisle and 2019 Red Bull UCI Pump Track world champion, plans to perform the smooth opening of the new skate park in Huber Heights on Saturday. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

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Tommy Zula, a native of New Carlisle and 2019 Red Bull UCI Pump Track world champion, plans to perform the smooth opening of the new skate park in Huber Heights on Saturday.  JIM NOELKER / STAFF
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Tommy Zula, a native of New Carlisle and 2019 Red Bull UCI Pump Track world champion, plans to perform the smooth opening of the new skate park in Huber Heights on Saturday. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

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In November, the city opened a new bike and skate park, which it had been planning for several years.

The park, located at Monita Field, 5045 Fishburg Road, is now partially open. An official opening is scheduled for spring and a final construction phase is also scheduled for next year.

The total cost of the park when completed will be $ 973,235, said Josh King, park manager for Huber Heights.

The parts of the park that are completed include a pump track, which is an asphalt track with bumps, a concrete skatepark, three half-pipes, a U-shaped obstacle, quarter pipe grooves, which look like ramps that meet in the middle, and two obstacles custom designed by a professional skateboarder.

King said the pump track is something that is not common in many skate parks. Before that pump track was built, he said the closest was about a six-hour drive.

To exploreHuber Heights to celebrate the new skate, bike park on Saturday

The city also added a new veterans memorial at Thomas Cloud Park.

City council first voted in favor of the veteran’s memorial in August 2019. In May, the city delayed the opening of the park due to problems with the supply of the granite it wanted for the memorial.

To exploreHuber Heights inaugurates Veterans Memorial

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