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August 26, 2015

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August 26, 2015 THE OAKWOOD REGISTER Vol. 24, No. 34 August 26, 2015 www.oakwoodregister.com Lumberjack coach inherits young talent, looks to build legacy program in Oakwood Flanked by senior players John Thesing, Elliott Gray, Adam Gallatin, Sam Banke and Michael Hoecht, Butch Snider prepares to enter his inaugural season this week as head football coach of the Lumberjacks. Taking time out from oversee- ing drills on the practice field, Butch Snider reflected on the upcoming regular season and the Lumberjack football legacy he inherits as he prepares the Jacks for his inaugural season as head football coach in Oakwood. "My impressions are very, very good," said Snider, himself a prod- uct of the Beavercreek football program. "This team has given me everything I've asked of them," said Snider, who guided the Jacks to a 25-22 pre-season victory over the Meadowdale Lions before a home crowd at last weekend's scrimmage. "They work real- ly hard, especially in the weight room, so I've seen a lot of good things in these players. They're very coachable." Snider, who will mark his 40 th birthday on Saturday, comes to Oakwood with an extensive, 21-year football resume. After graduating from Beavercreek in 1994, he played semi-pro ball with the now-defunct Dayton Cowboys while attending Wright State University. Since then he's served as an assistant coach at Fairmont, Beavercreek, Xenia and Stebbins, and walked the sidelines as head football coach for a couple of years at Cedarville high school. He earned the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association's Assistant See Coach on page 14 u Car Buffs John Dubuc, along with sons Jack and Ryan, peer into a 1954 Oldsmobile during the Oakwood Historical Society's Classics on the Lawn Car Show, held Sunday at the Long-Romspert Homestead House Museum on Far Hills Ave. The '54 Olds Super 88 Holiday, owned by Dave Harvey, was one of 39 vintage autos on display during the historical society's fifth annual car show in Oakwood. More photos on page 6. City, university aim to limit impact of student housing in north Oakwood neighborhoods With a record number of under- graduates starting classes at the University of Dayton this week, student housing, both on and off campus, is at a premium. And as increasing numbers of students drive up demand for rental prop- erties adjacent to campus, north Oakwood residents along Irving Avenue are finding their neighbor- hood home to a growing number of college students. While both university and city officials say they strive to keep the year-round residential neighborhood along Irving intact, and the col- lege works to foster good relations between students and Oakwood res- idents, both entities are limited in their ability to curb "college creep" — the term some use to describe the migration of students housing across Irving Avenue into Oakwood neighborhoods. Though relations between full-time residents and stu- dent renters are generally cordial, some Irving Avenue residents say issues ranging from beer cans litter- ing rental property lawns to cultural differences with foreign students impact the neighborhood. "We definitely have some con- cerns," said one Oakwood neighbor- hood resident, standing in his back- yard along Irving Avenue during the university's traditional "move-in weekend." Across the street, students in bathing suits gathered around an inflatable pool, beer bottles in hand, as music filled the block. North Oakwood neighborhoods have seen a shift in demographics in recent years. Forty percent of the homes on the Oakwood side of Irving Avenue are now rentals, dou- ble the average of rental properties found elsewhere in the city. "About 20 percent of our overall hous- ing stock in Oakwood is rental," explained Oakwood City Manager Norb Klopsch. "So that puts into perspective the rental percentage on Irving. It is twice the city average." "That's a very high percentage," added Jay Weiskircher, assistant city manager and director of zoning in Oakwood. "I think that concerns all of us." See Housing on page 8 u

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