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The Village of Covington and the Covington Chamber of Commerce invite you to join us in the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of Covington. 2010 is the 175th Anniversary of the founding of Covington, Ohio. The anniversary has featured an entire year of events, which will be highlighted by a three day festival.

July 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2010

Birthday Party with Mayor’s
Pictured Mel Longedelpher, Dick Angle, Ed McCord, Lowell Yingst, and Party Organizer Kathy Carder

Alyssa Angle Named Miss Covington 2010

Covington Celebration Tea Party

ADAMS GREENHOUSE & PRODUCE
6373 W. U. S. Rt. 36, Covington ~ 1.2 miles east of Covington

937-416-5533
www.adamsgreenhouse.com • info@adamsgreenhouse.com

RUDY, INC.
200 Hazel St. Covington 937-473-2066
website: www.rudyinc.com

✿ HOURS: Mon.-Fri., 12-8; Sat., 9-6; Sun., 12-6 ✿
Adams Greenhouse & Produce, started in 2008, is a family-owned business based on the belief that customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Owners Kenny and Connie Adams are assisted by their children and grandchildren in the running of the business. Much of their business comes through repeat customers and referrals. Connie Adams offers landscape consulting and can show you how to make your flower gardens look their very best.

LARGE VARIETY OF HIGH QUALITY VEGETABLE PLANTS
• CUCUMBERS • TOMATOES • EGGPLANT • CABBAGE • SEED POTATOES • STRAWBERRIES • RHUBARB • CAULIFLOWER • ONION SETS • BLUEBERRIES • PEPPERS • CANTALOUPE • HERBS • BROCCOLI • WATERMELON LARGE ASSORTMENT OF VEGETABLE SEEDS

PICTURED are Kenny & Connie Adams with Caiden, Allison, & Austin FREE-RANGE EGGS HONEY SUMMER & FALL PRODUCE CHRISTMAS TREES & GREENERY

A “solid staple” is how Robert B. Rudy, secretary/treasurer of Rudy, Inc., describes the position of his family’s business in the Covington community. Rudy, Inc. was founded in 1904 by Samuel James Rudy to provide local farmers with a place to market their crops, and a place to purchase feed and farm supplies. The business has been located at the Hazel St. address for all of its 106 years in Covington. Today, Rudy, Inc. operates as a complete grain elevator, offering several grain merchandising and grain marketing tools and services. With two locations (there is also a Rudy, Inc. in West Milton), the elevator offers a storage capacity of 1.4 million bushels. Along with Robert B. Rudy, the current management team includes Robert W. Rudy, president; Pamela S. Coate, office manager; and Tracy McMaken, plant manager. Robert Rudy reports that several upgrades and plant improvements have been made at Rudy, Inc. in the past two years. “We’ve phased out of the retail feed and farm supply business,” he says. “We not concentrate solely on grain.” In the future, Rudy, Inc. will continue to strive to provide excellent service to its customers, while continuing to be that “solid staple” in the Covington community. The Rudy family invites the public to stop in and visit the operation Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Information is also available on their website: www.rudyinc.com.

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Covington Rescue Squad, Inc.
1000 Dick Minnich Dr., Covington
937-473-2905 • info@covingtonrescuesquad.com
The Covington Rescue Squad, Inc. is a 501C3 non-profit organization that provides emergency medical services to the residents of the village of Covington and the surrounding area of Newberry Township, along with anyone passing through the area in need of emergency medical treatment. The squad serves approximately 5,000 people in an approximate 25 square mile area. In addition, their units and personnel respond mutual aid (when requested) for Bradford, Pleasant Hill, Versailles, Troy and Piqua. The squad prides itself on being able to run on donations (both private and corporate), grants, and the ability to be a “soft billing” company. The Covington Rescue Squad was started in 1976 as part of the Covington Special Fire Department. In the early years, a handful of EMTs averaged about 100 calls for service per year. Now, 21 EMTs answer between 575 and 600 calls yearly. The current officers include Mike Marion, chief; Shawn Ray, assistant chief; Don Knapp, lieutenant; Chad Angle, lieutenant; Britton Angle, lieutenant; Brad Weer, trustee; and Jim Drieling, trustee. Also serving are Carly Weishaar, Jon Frock, Nick Meyer, Elizabeth Healy, Olivia Schaefer, Dana Schilling, Sharon Shoenleben, Tina Adkins, Tracy Kerns, Adam Grubb, Sam Hord, Bill Hogston, Larry Picklesimer and Niki Zeigler.

Don’t Forget To Stop By The Covington Fire Department’s Tent During The Festival!

Serving Since 1880
St. Teresa Catholic Church

The Friendship Community Church
5850 St. Rt. 41, Covington
Friendship Community Church had its beginning in the heart of Covington as a group of 50-plus believers gathered together in 1954 to start a Brethren Church. Brother Charles Gantt, with assistance from Rev. Arthur Carey, gave leadership to this fledgling body of believers. They met for worship each Sunday at the Covington Tabernacle, located at the corner of Spring and Pearl Sts. The Grace Brethren Church of Covington was officially accepted into the National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in 1957 with assistance from the Southern Ohio District Missions Board. A Sunday School addition was built in 1959 when True Hunt was pastor. After 20 years in Covington, the congregation purchased land in 1978 for a new church to be located two miles east of Covington on Rt. 41. With this relocation, the door was open for a new home for the Covington Library. During 1976-1999, Randy Maycomer, Don Staley, and Larry Richeson gave leadership within the church. In 1998, The Troy Grace Church closed its doors and its members have become an intricate part of this church family. Forrest Jackson, pastor since 2000, cordially invites you to come and worship with them.

The congregation worshipped in this church structure prior to 1976, at which time the building underwent remodeling.

6925 W. U.S. 36, Covington ✟ 937-473-2970
In 1946, Rev. Francis Pilliod took a census of Catholic families in the Covington/Pleasant Hill area. As a result of that census, the Most Rev. John T. McNicholas, Archbishop of Cincinnati, authorized Rev. Robert Von Kaenel, pastor of St. Marys Parish, to select a site and oversee the building of a mission church in Covington. On December 25, 1950, the Christmas Midnight Mass was the first Mass offered in the new parish of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus. At that time, there were 45 Catholic families in the Covington/Pleasant Hill area.

Land was purchased in 1978 on St. Rt. 41 for construction of the new Friendship Community Church, which was completed in spring of 2001.

Currently, the parish is comprised of 150 families from the surrounding area. The church and parish grounds have gone through several renovations over the years. The interior of the church was remodeled in 2006 and the sports complex began to take shape. Today, the sports complex has a newly-constructed shelter house, two volleyball courts, a softball/baseball diamond, and a soccer field.

Doug’s Lawnmowers opened for business in April of 1986, and has been at this same location for the past 24 years. The business is operated by Doug, Gary, and Sarah Burns. All three have the expertise to assist customers with all their lawn and garden equipment purchases and the servicing of that equipment. First offering only a repair service, in 1987 Doug’s Lawnmowers started marketing Toro mowers and Jonsered saws. In 1992, a 3,000 sq. ft. building was constructed. In 2001, a line of Dixon mowers was added to their inventory, as well as Echo handheld equipment in 2002. A 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse was added in 2005, and Stihl hand-held equipment was offered in 2006. Future plans include the addition of 1,000 sq. ft. showroom and paving of the parking lot. “Our focus is to offer quick, dependable service with quality equipment to fit any budget,” says Doug Burns. “By servicing only the riding and handheld brands we sell, our repair turn-around times are much quicker than most other shops.

DOUG’S LAWNMOWERS
4066 Farrington Rd., Covington • 937-773-4292

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SELLMAN’S FURNITURE STORE
15-25 N. High St., Covington • 937-473-2012
Sellman’s originated in Piqua in 1932 as a Maytag appliance store. Reuben Sellman had been a district manager for the Maytag Company for 10 years. During this time, Maytag relocated Reuben and his young family six times. His wife Grace had enough of the relocating, and urged Reuben to go into business for himself. Thus, the Sellman Maytag Appliance Store was born in Piqua, Ohio. In 1938, a group of Covington businessmen approached Reuben about moving to downtown Covington to fill a vacant building at 23 N. High St. They offered him the property at significantly below market value and he moved. An early tax incentive, if you will. So, Sellman’s in beautiful downtown Covington held a Grand Opening Sale May 14, 1938, and the rest, as they say, is history! Sellman’s has always been a family-run business. George Sellman, Reuben and Grace’s son, took over running the store in the late 1940’s following his graduation from high school and marriage to Evelyn Wehneman. George’s two sisters, Marjorie and Marilyn, also worked in the store. Over the years, their husbands, Bob Paff and Jack Snider, also joined the business. In the early 1950’s, George added wall-to-wall carpeting, a relatively new concept during the building boom after World War II, to Sellman’s offerings. It was hugely successful, and set the stage for bigger and better times to come. During the 1950’s, George was a member of the Mohawk Carpet Company’s dealer council. He had major input on carpet fashion colors as well as new styles. Through the years, our location expanded with the growing business. We expanded west through the entire block, added the old Miller building on High St., that had been the Covington pool hall for years, and took over the Cove Theatre building to house the latest trend, an Early American Shoppe. In the late 1970’s, Bob Sellman, George’s son, won the Cincinnati Enquirer’s contest to predict when Pete Rose would hit his record-breaking 3,000 hit. Bob, an avid sports fan, predicted the date, the game, the inning, the time of day, and as a tie breaker, the score of the game to win this contest. As a result of Bob’s acquaintance and friendship with Pete Rose, Pete came to Covington to sign autographs for his many local fans. It was an exciting day in “Sellmanville!” Over the years, Sellman’s has employed a terrific group of local citizens. Current local residents employed at Sellman’s include Fred Davis, John Hackett, Wayne Hensler, and Candace Tobias. In 2003, Sellman’s took on an extensive remodeling project to open a Broyhill Showcase Gallery. This major project once gain renewed and re-established Sellman’s as the area’s leading home furnishings retailer. Sellman’s has always carried quality brands at affordable prices, and continues to offer a wide assortment of the latest styles. Today, Jane Sellman, George’s daughter, manages the store. She continues the tradition of offering fine furniture for every taste and budget.

Cloud Nine Creations, LTD
27 N. High St. • Covington, OH 45318 937-437-5543 email: cloud9creations@windstream.net Lisa Seger and Don Seger
Cloud Nine Creations is a unique business that opened late in 2009, offering stained glass and mosaic art, custom stained glass orders of any size, stained glass panels and lamp repair. Special order jewelry is also available, along with the works of various local artists, including CD clocks, handbags, candles, pottery, Woodcutter, garden stones, and a wide variety of jewelry (Swarovski crystals, healing gemstones and turquoise). Lisa started making stained glass as a hobby and she gave her finished pieces as gifts. In February, 2009, she began attending arts shows and craft festivals selling her work. After showing and selling her work at 24 art shows in 2009, Lisa decided it was time to open a store front here in Covington. Lisa’s son, Rick, and his girlfriend, Jordan, decided to join her late last summer and began learning the art of stained glass. The three concentrate on custom orders and Victorian era reproductions. They enjoy creating each piece to customer’s specifications. Cloud Nine Creations currently offers beginner stained glass classes and will continue to grow in this area, in order to preserve and share the art of stained glass. In addition to stained glass artists, the shop also features a variety of other local artists and is always looking for new artists to add to the collection of fine art. Artists interested in displaying their work in Cloud Nine Creations can call for additional information, or stop by the shop with a sample of work. Shop hours are Tuesday thru Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

IT STILL PAYS TO TRADE IN COVINGTON!!!

End Zone Sports Lounge
Owner Frank Heitkamp Manager Nancy Segi

Daily Lunch Specials
Fridays - Prime Rib, BBQ Ribs & Steaks Saturdays - Fried Chicken & Steaks Sundays - 45¢ Wings

Full Ser vice Bar

A long term care pharmacy servicing over 20,000 residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Hospice, and MRDD locations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland.
Remedi SeniorCare started as a retail store, Burk’s Pharmacy, in downtown Covington in 1938. The pharmacy was sold in 1965 and renamed Shanley’s Pharmacy. The focus of the business changed to long term care in 1982 as the name changed to HealthCare Pharmacy. In 2008, HealthCare Pharmacy sold to Remedi SeniorCare and currently employs over 190 teammates at the Covington location.

Available ~ Catering & Hall Rental
for Weddings, Birthdays, or Parties
SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1992

473-2433
601 E. Broadway, Covington

Remedi SeniorCare Pharmacy congratulates Covington on its 175th Anniversary! We are pleased to be a part of our community.

For All Your Insurance Needs, Call...

937-473-0330

Koverman Dickerson Insurance can trace its roots back to 1875. Owned by Joe Dickerson and Bob Koverman, the agency represents nine financially strong insurance companies. Just within the past year the agency has expanded to include a branch in Covington, as they recognized a need in this community for the services they provide. The new branch is operated by Covington’s own Glen Hollopeter. For all your insurance needs, whether it be for home, auto, farm, commercial, business, or life, Koverman Dickerson Insurance has a plan perfectly suited to your requirements.

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J. R. Clarke Public Library
102 E. Spring St. Covington, OH 45318-1500
937-473-2226 phone • 937-473-8118 fax • mutznema@oplin.org
Co-directors: Marjorie Mutzner, Vicki Longendelpher The J. R. Clarke Public Library was first known as the Covington-Newberry Township School and Public Library and was organized in 1917. Its first home was the township building located on the corner of Wright and Pearl Streets. Outgrowing those quarters, for many years the Covington Board of Education furnished a room in the elementary school building located on Wall Street. The next library location, at 212 Walnut Street, was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Clarke, former Covington residents. Mr. Clarke was at one time state librarian. Upon continued growth, the J. R. Clarke Library Board purchased the former Grace Brethren Church at the corner of Pearl and Spring Streets in 1979. Extensive remodeling was done in 1980, and the current library building opened its doors to the public in February, 1981.

Flora on the Farm
300 Varieties of
• Perennials • Hostas & Peonies • Hanging Baskets • Hydrangeas • Grapevine Baskets • Annuals

At the present time, we offer a large variety of services including:
Care Center delivery and shut-in home delivery; Library to School (LTS) delivery to 15 classrooms at the Covington Elementary School 8 times during the school year; Two public book sales; Upper Valley Wellness Nurse visits each month to do free blood pressure and glucose testing; Tax forms available; Fax service available; Color copier available; Color laser printer available; Microfilm reader; Voter registration forms available; Notary Public for the State of Ohio; Ellison die cut service; Meeting room for the community; Auditorium for public use; Historical-genealogy room; Internet available for public use with printer; WiFi service; Three early literacy computers for the children; Weekly story times; Books, magazines, videos, dvds , cds, pamphlets, flash cards and character cake pans are available for circulation at the library.

Lisa’s Perennials & Flowers
4625 W. SR 41 • Covington • 473-3873
Hours: M, T, W, F 9-6; Th 9-8; Sat. 9-6

MARSHALL’S BRIDGESTONE
MARSHALL’S SERVICE CENTER
1200 Mote Dr., Covington

MARSHALL’S SHELL
9990 U.S. Rt. 36, Bradford

473-5215 • 1-800-851-2395 • 448-2212

FERRARI’S PIZZA
24 N. High St., Covington

937-473-5115
4-9 p.m. Sun. & Tues. • 4-10 p.m. Wed. & Thurs. Fri. Lunch - 11 a.m. • Sat. 4 p.m.
~ CLOSING HOURS VARY ~
Ferrari’s Pizza has been conveniently located in uptown Covington for the past 14 years. The business is owned by Larry and Mary Ann Hensler, who took over ownership from the previous owner June 6, 1996. Specialty pizzas, subs, and salads are offered, as well as other menu items and even some mouth-watering desserts. Their pizza crusts, breadsticks, sub buns, and bread bowls are made in-house from scratch, and their baked goods are absolutely delicious. Their ovens are so busy they purchase flour in 50 lb. bags! Every item is made with the highest quality ingredient available. “That’s what separates us from the chain pizza places,” said Debbie Martin, manager. “We use only 100% real mozzarella and provolone. There are never any artificial cheese or filler ingredients used. The pizza sauce is also cooked in-house, with a combination of special spices to achieve the appealing flavor we are known for,” Martin added. Chili bowls are offered seasonally. “We know when to make the special recipe chili – our customers tell us when it’s time!” Ferrari’s also has business box lunches available, including an overstuffed deli-style sandwich along with a pasta salad, personal relish cup, and even an homemade dessert. Lunch is quick, convenient, and GOOD! Sub sale fundraisers are also very popular at Ferrari’s Pizza. The organization having the sale takes presale orders for turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, and pizza subs. All members of the group are then involved in the preparation, packaging, and distribution of the subs. Every person plays a key role in the fundraiser.

Packaging & Transport
2000 Mote Dr., P.O. Box 39 • Covington, OH 45318

Ferrari’s Boasts A Very Relaxed Atmosphere & Customers Are Greeted With A Smile Pick-Up Is So Accessible, Some Customers Run In & Out in Their PJ’s!!!

Ph: (800) 833-2832 • Fax: (937) 473-2789
E-mail: sburelison@falconpac.com

If We Don’t Already Know Your Name, We’ll Probably Ask!

QUALITY FAST FOOD . . . FROM SUBWAY
Subway has been located in downtown Covington for the past seven years. Jason and Pamela Sommer wanted to own their own business and decided Subway was a great fit for them. Debbie Lee (Pamela Sommer’s mother) is general manager of all the couple’s Subway locations. Pamela and Jason were looking for something that would serve the community and offer fast, but quality food and Subway was just the right place to start. The five dollar footlongs have been great on building the Subway brand. The couple was recently looking to expand and have done so in opening the first Hot Head franchise in Troy, Ohio. This is a similar concept to Subway and seems to be a great fit thus far. “Subway is the backbone of our business,” Pamela comments. “The brand has been very good to us, and the community has embraced us well. Thanks for seven great years in Covington!”

Serving the Miami Valley Since 2003
11 N. High St., Covington

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Back row, l-r: Earl Fyffe, Ryan Knorpp; Front row: Jim Mullen, Chester Black, Wayne Brown

WISE LAWN CARE
In business for the past 30 years, Wise Lawn Care is owned by Larry Wise. His employees include supervisors Trey Tucker (his grandson, to whom he hopes to one day turn over the business) and Trent Alexander. Wise decided to start his own business when he was laid off from B.F. Goodrich, and the rest, as they say, is history. This landscape and lawncare business, which is fully insured, can provide services for both residential and commercial properties, including mowing, shrub trimming, drainage and paver installation. “I have always lived in the Covington area and have made many friends over the years,” said Wise. “I feel lucky to have lived in such a great country, state, and community.”

MULLEN’S FIRESTONE, Inc.
1005 E. Broadway, Covington • 937-473-3029
Mullen’s Firestone was founded July 7, 1977 by James C. and Delores Mullen, along with James Mullens’ dad, Art Mullen. James had worked for corporate Firestone for five years in the ‘70s, first as a general service technician, then as service manager, before deciding to become an independent Firestone dealer. The business offers a full slate of automotive services, including auto, truck & farm tires; complete engine diagnostics and repairs; brake and suspension service and repair; complete front end and alignment service; and other general repairs. Employees include Ryan Knorpp, office manager; Wayne Brown, truck and farm tire technician; Earl Fyffe, diagnostic specialist & heavy line technician; and Chester Black, general service technician. When asked if he has any future plans for his business, Jim Mullens responded that his desire is “to continue to give my customers the best service at the lowest price possible.” He added that he feels Covington is an excellent town in which to live and raise a family. “Our business has grown over the years due to such a great community and all the people in it,” he concluded. “We are blessed with excellent police and fire departments that are better than most larger cities, and our street and water departments also do an outstanding job.”

7595 W. Sugar Grove Rd., Covington • 937-473-2243

A Daycare Designed With Your Child in Mind

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We Are Committed to the Excellence of Childcare Development
❤ Infant & Toddler Curriculum ❤ Before & After School Care

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GIVE Medical Equipment Ministry
1000 Mote Drive, Covington 937.473.5195
• Founded in 1997 by Lec & Joan Mohler • Loans durable medical equipment to the community • A ministry of The New Path, Inc.

We Are Open Year Around 6am to 11:30pm Drop-Off by hourly rate anytime, no contract, based on availability

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
6789 West St. Rt. 41 Covington, Ohio ❤ 473-2888 www.noahsarkkids.com

OLSON CHIROPRACTIC
7015 W. St. Rt. 41, Covington 937-473-5959
Dr. Brian J. Olson started this business in 1995, the past two years at this location. He decided to make this his life’s career as a young man following a positive experience with chiropractic himself. Dr. Olson has been joined in the practice by Greg Walters, who provides massage therapy and reflexology. Chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, massage, reflexology, nutrition, and supplement counseling are all areas of expertise offered at Olson Chiropractic. “Greg and I have started a weight loss challenge in order to help raise awareness of the danger of Type II Diabetes,” commented Dr. Olson. “The challenge will also DR. BRIAN OLSON (right) and Greg Walters have the knowledge raise money for Toys for Tots,” he added. The Weight Loss and expertise to improve your quality of life, whether it be through chiropractic adjustment, massage, or counseling. CALL TODAY! Challenge begins July 7 and the cost is just $30.

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All Brands & Appliances

APPLIANCE INSTALLATION SERVICE
439 E. Broadway, Covington
Phone 937-473-2129
Roger Colby has been installing and servicing appliances in the Stillwater Valley area for almost 33 years. When he started Appliance Installation Service on January 1, 1978, he serviced appliances, but the emphasis was primarily on installing dish washers, disposals and ice makers. Through the years, Colby says the focus has gradually switched. Now he spends much more time on appliance and refrigeration service, less on installations. Appliance Installation Service is primarily a one-man operation, although Colby has been assisted at times by his brother, Steve Colby, Tom Fenner, Pat Besecker and, most recently, Charlie Jacobs. When asked about future plans for his business, Colby says his desire is just to continue servicing appliances for as long as he is able. “We’ve met and served many wonderful customers in the last 33 years,” Roger says. “We appreciate their patronage, and we will continue to try to keep earning their repeat business.”

COVINGTON NOON OPTIMIST CLUB
P.O. Box 224, Covington, Ohio 45318
The Covington Noon Optimist Club was started in 1986 and currently has 34 members. The purpose of the club is to aid and encourage the development of youth, as well as to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs. The Covington Club meets each Wednesday at noon at Buffalo Jack’s. Weekly meetings feature local speakers on topics related to the purpose and mission of the club. The Optimists provide support to many local causes, the major ones being the PLUS Organization, Dollars for Scholars, the Oratorical Contest for youth, Vacation Bible School, and the annual Halloween Contest. Annual major fundraisers are the Dick Minnich Golf Classic, Pancake Days, and a food booth at the Ft. Rowdy Gathering. For more information about the Covington Noon Optimist Club, please contact any of its officers: President, Glen Hollopeter; 1st Vice President, Ron Schultz; 2nd Vice President, Fred Davis; Past President, Lee Harmon; Secretary, Lowell Yingst; or Treasurer, Carol Forsythe.

In business for the past 32 years, Al’s BP is owned by Al and Deb Hitchcock. The locally owned and operated business offers complete garage services, along with gas, diesel, tires, batteries, and an ATM machine. When Al and Deb transferred from a Sohio station to BP, they decided to open a convenience store to better serve their customers. You can find pop, juices, milk, ice, and daily fresh donuts.
Left to right: Sami Snyder, Haley Reames, Alyssa Angle, Kailey Tobias, Krissi Tobias, Haleigh Murphy

Front Row left to right: Laura Seger, Vicki Bashore, Deb Hitchcock. Back Row left to right: Melissa Smith, Charles Ovellette, Linc Branson, Al Hitchcock.

A few years ago, they opened the Sweet Treats Ice Cream, which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. They have enjoyed serving the community of Covington and thank all of their customers and friends they have made through the years.

Al’s BP/Sweet Treats Ice Cream
6 East Broadway, Covington • 937-473-8164

WORKER A UTOMATION, INC.
600 E. Broadway, Covington • 937-473-2111
Worker Automation, Inc. is owned by Edward J. Hickey. His team of highly qualified employees work for excellence in productivity and service. The business, founded in 1997, designs and manufactures robotic systems for welding, machine loading/unloading, palletizing, material handling and assembly, for markets ranging from aerospace, automotive, and construction, to appliance, food processing, and electronics. The company has developed standard cells for many applications or they can provide a custom solution for your particular application. The business was started because there was a great need for custom integration of robots in the manufacturing field. Very few companies were able to customize a robot system to handle and move parts for welding, assembling, or palletizing for improved production. Sales have grown through the years, and in the future the company plans to become more proactive in improving productivity in manufacturing, and will customize robot applications in a much larger scope. Worker Automation is “The Productivity Improvement Company,” manufacturing Arcworker® Robotic Arc Welding Cells. They manufacture 20 different robotic weld systems. Their systems have a wide range of the size parts they are able to handle or weld (parts ranging from 1-1/2” x 1/8” to 30’ x 5’). The company’s economical production cell “Epro”® is a smaller cell designed for smaller parts. Worker Automation has established a complete line of flexible and versatile standard modular Arcworker® configurations or cells for robotic welding. The cells are offered at a very competitive price, with three-year warranties, and numerous options so the cell can be tailored to the specific customer application. Their team of workers strive for excellence in service and improved productivity. For more information, visit: www.arcworker.com.

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Ebberts Field Seeds, Inc. is co-owned by John Suber, Fred Kenworthy, and Dale Kenworthy. Employees are Cindy Kenworthy, Marlene Thoreen, Chris Suber, Brandon Kenworthy, Brett Kenworthy, Mark Brandt, and Ray Cress. The business was started in 1938 by Raymond and Grace Ebberts and it was operated by Joe and Miriam Kenworthy until 2000. For the past 72 years this business has offered agricultural seeds and chemicals, turf seeds, fertilizer, and lime application. Ebberts is one of the largest independent seed companies in Ohio, with customers in Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Future plans for the business include expanding their dealer (wholesale) network in Ohio and Indiana. They also have a retail outlet in Decatur, Indiana, that opened in 2009. “Ebberts yield performance in university and independent testing is second to none. Our corn, soybean, and wheat varieties compete with the national brands and always cost less,” reports John Subler, president. Ebberts has been a trustworthy source of products and information for over 70 years. Fourth generation employees Brett and Brandon Kenworthy and Christopher Suber will continue the Ebberts tradition in the future.

Porter’s Products is owned by David and Rebecca Roecker. Their business was started in 1969, when William Roecker purchased the sole rights to produce Porter’s Liniment Salve from his employer of 20 years, The George H. Rundle Co. of Piqua. Mr. Roecker sold all company rights to his son and daughter-in-law, David and Rebecca, in 2002. The Porter’s product line originated in 1871 and the liniment salve (formerly Rebecca & David Roecker known as Porter’s Pain King Salve) was formulated in 1916. By keeping the original formula and assuring the same fine ingredient quality is maintained, the Roeckers have been able to expand wholesale and retail sales with the addition of an Internet website and selective advertising. Future plans include enlargement of their facility, adding to the product line, and expanding the business through broader marketing. The salve has been a family medicine cabinet staple for 94 years. It is recommended as a “beneficial application for bruises, rough and cracked skin cause by inclement weather, insect bites, sunburn, and local irritations.” Although Porter’s had not been formally advertised over the years, the product is widely known throughout the United States, Canada, and several foreign countries. As as interesting side note, Porter’s Liniment Salve was taken by a Colonel from the Pentagon to his men serving in Saudi Arabia during the 1990 Desert Storm. David received a call from the Pentagon officer familiar with the salve and requested that it be shipped to him prior to his deployment. The officer was pleased that Porter’s was willing to donate the salve as its contribution to the war effort. ‘ The majority of sales are to large drug warehouses who, in turn, sell to their own chain of retail outlets. The salve can be found in the Miami Valley and throughout the country in groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware and general stores, and can also be ordered by mailing in the order blank from the company’s website: porterssalve.com. Porter’s has truly withstood the test of time and the Roeckers plan to continue the family tradition of producing one of the best salves of its kind on the market today. They welcome you to write or email your questions or memories of Porter’s Liniment Salve to:

Email: info@porterssalve.com

P.O. Box 142, Covington, Ohio 45318 • 937-473-2993

EBBERTS FIELD SEEDS, INC.
6840 N. St. Rt. 48, Covington

937-473-2521

This popular salve has been marketed in a number of tins over the years, but today’s shoppers have no trouble identifying the distinctive green, black and white tin they consider to be an “absolutely must have” in their medicine cabinets.

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The Video Store & Sisters Consignment Shop
102 N. High St. Covington

MARKET FRESH FOODS
301 Troy Pike, Covington • 937-473-2531
Lane and Sherry Robbins are the owners of this Covington business, and they are assisted by Gary Maier (previous owner of the IGA), Bonnie Owens, Jean Boehringer, and Jim Harris. In addition to this small-scale grocery, shoppers can also enjoy the convenience of Marathon Branded Gasoline/Diesel. Lane and Sherry purchased the store in 2003 from the Maier family with the vision to renovate the store by creating a hometown grocery experience for the Covington community. “We wanted to offer quality products and services at competitive prices with friendly and personable customer service that we feel is lacking from the super stores such as Walmart and Meijer. Since opening in 2004, we have streamlined our overhead expense including utilities and labor, added the food stamp program, and have welcomed the addition of the Harvest House Café restaurant, operated independently by Wayne and Keith Fisher. The new changes provide our customers with a variety of product and services under one roof,” said Robbins. Plans for the future include new touch screen point of sale systems to be installed by October, allowing for quicker service to the customer. Multiple check-outs will be available with high-speed credit card processing (versus dial-up), both inside and at the pump. This will also be accompanied by changes to the store layout and continuous ways to look for sales growth opportunities.

Pictured are Jay Wackler (with his granddaughter in front of him), Leah Feaselman, Morgan Willoughby, Lindsey Feaselman, Allison Willoughby, and Duane Robertson.

937-418-5289 937-251-6718
• HOURS • Mon.-Thurs. 12-8 Fri. & Sat. 12-9 Closed Sundays

Owners and operators of this business, conveniently located in downtown Covington, are Nikki Willoughby and Denise Feaselman. They will accept and sell clothing of all sizes and brand names, as well as rent and sell popular DVDs. Blu-Ray will be offered soon!

NURSING HOME • REHABILITATION DEMENTIA CARE • SKILLED NURSING
ADVANCED SKILLS & SPECIALTY SERVICES Wireless Internet ~ Strong Resident Council Excellent Therapy Program For Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

AdCare Health Systems
75 Mote Dr., Covington

937-473-2075
Serving Covington, Piqua, Troy And Surrounding Area

BRIDGES
Geary Fraley & Ada Fraley Funeral Directors

F UNERAL H OMES

STOCKER ~ FRALEY
www.stoc ker fr ale y.com

“ O ur family ser ving your family since 1922.”

Congratulations Covington on
Covington Chapel 937-473-3331 ~

175 Years!

We are looking forward to the future!
Bradford Chapel 937-448-2111

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We built a reputation on trust, and every week we put it in ink

Our customers trust us to get the job done. Our reputation depends on it. Arens Corporation was formed for this reason. Created to stay in touch with you day after day, month after month, and year after year. It’s our job to know your operation and make recommendations that improve efficiency in your marketing plans. Arens Corporation has been around since 1954. We’re the leader in ideas and promotions! Our expert staff can bring your products and services to the attention of new customers. Arens Corporation offers the best products and the best service from the best advertising staff in the business. Remember, you’re not alone.

arens publications
Since 1954

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Enjoy Covington’s 175th Celebration
473-5725 157 S. HIGH ST., COVINGTON
2 South Miami Street West Milton, Ohio
Cafe 937-698-0450

Tony’s
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Body Shop & Service Center

COMPLETE AUTO CARE!

473-3975 or 473-2577
110 E. Broadway Street Apt. A Covington, Ohio

Color • Perms • Highlighting • Waxing Men, Women & Children Cuts

BAKERY

• Paint and Body Shop Repair • Insurance Claims Welcome • Precision Collision Repair (by CHIEF E-Z Liner Systems) • Exhaust Systems • Tires • Batteries • Tune-Ups • Brakes • Shocks • Wheel Alignment

Welcomes Kristina Apple
Stop by for an appointment or just walk-in

Serving the Covington Area for Over 19 Years
Sun-Thur 4pm-10pm, Fri & Sat 4pm-12am, Closed Mon

Kristina’s Hours: Tues. 1-8; Thurs. 1-7; Fri. 9-4; Sat. 9-1

& Bakery

brickhousecafe.net

Downtown Covington Open Mon.-Sat. • 473-2544 COFFEE ~ DONUTS ~ CAKES ~ WIFI

PHONE

473-2554
Open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm 102 E. Broadway • Covington

Queen’s Contest

Schedule of Events

Contestants: Myranda Kelly, Rachael Rindler, Tara McNutt, Emily Fields, Nicole Henson, Shaina Grilliot, Sasha Grilliot Miss. Covington 2010: Alyssa Angle

Tea

➤ CHS Girls’ Golf: Golf Putting Game (fundraiser for Stefanie Spielman Breast Cancer Research at OSU’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center) ➤ St. Teresa Catholic Church: Gaming Tent ➤ Covington Little Buccs: Dunk Tank ➤ Miami Valley Browns Backers: Sucker Pull ➤ CHS Cross Country: Tin Can Throw & Ping Pong Toss ➤ Covington Care Center: Fish Pond ➤ Covington Levy: Duck Pond ➤ Triple Treat: Carnival Games

FUN GAMES

Bowman Produce Fresh Produce, Friendly Service, & Greenhouse
Farmers Markets Schedule

Fair Prices!

Troy - Behind Troy Friendly’s - Every Sat. 8-2 Piqua - George’s Dairy Bar - Every Thur. 2-7 Celina - Courthouse Square - Every Sat. 8-1 Sidney - Courthouse Square - Every Sat. 8-12
Hydro-ponic Tomatoes - Red Beets - Leaf Lettuce - Rhubarb
Vegetables ~ Flowers ~ Hanging Baskets ~ Patio Pots

Asparagus - Green Onions - Radishes

BOWMAN PRODUCE & GREENHOUSES, LLC
On St. Rt. 121 next to Dick Lavy Trucking • 937-448-6159
Monday thru Saturday • 9:00am to 8:00pm

FABTECH MACHINE, INC.
PRECISION MACHINING FABRICATING • STEEL SALES ALUMINUM & STAINLESS WELDING

Birthday Party

Entertainment
The Covington 175th Anniversary Festival will feature 18 music acts performing on two stages. These bands cover many genres of music and will satisfy most everyone. Those attending the festival will hear everything from rock and country, to bluegrass. The entertainment will be highlighted by an appearance by The Return, a nationally acclaimed Beatles tribute band from Atlanta. FRIDAY West Stage Only 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – System Go 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM (approx) Covington Night Featuring Clark Manson, and Not Just Country SATURDAY West Stage 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Spittin’ Image 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – The Modrats 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – The Drive 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM – The Return 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM – Blind Karma East Stage 1:00 PM – 1:30 the Clown 2:00 PM – 3:00 4:00 PM – 5:00 6:30 PM – 8:00 Swing Band SUNDAY West Stage 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – The American Kings 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The Sound City House Band 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Red Hot Rythym Review East Stage 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Ned Meyer/Country Notes 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Rock Island Plow Company 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Jimmy Felts PM – Feel N. Lucky PM – Rum River Blend PM – Sugar Grove PM – One More Time

Flutophone

see website for more info www.covington175th.com

☛ CHURCH: BBQ Chicken Dinners. Saturday, July 10, 11 a.m. ‘til sold out ☛ COVINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH/COVINGTON NOON OPTIMISTS: Whole Hog Sausage Sandwiches, FreshCut Fries, Hot Dogs, Shredded Chicken Sandwiches, Fruit & Cream Pies, SoftServe Ice Cream, Water, Sodas, and Slushies ☛ MIAMI ICE & TREATS: Shaved Ice, Nacho Cheese & Chips, Candy Bars, Sodas, Tea, Lemonade ☛ POOR BETTY’S: Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Sweet Miscellaneous ☛ UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST OF COVINGTON: Beef BBQ Sandwiches, Soda, Candy Bars, Popcorn ☛ COVINGTON FOOTBALL: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Pizza, Pork Loin Sandwiches, Bagged Candy, Soda, Water ☛ COVINGTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN: Walking Tacos, Sodas, Water, Cookies, Chips ☛ BOWMAN’S CONCESSIONS: Texas Tenderloins, Steakburgers, Fresh-Cut Fries, Lemon Shake-Ups ☛ FORT ROWDY GATHERING: Pork Chop/Loin Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chips, Soda, Water ☛ YOUNG LIFE: Blooming Onion, Cheese Sticks, Chicken Tenders, Pork Tenderloin, Frozen Fries, Fried Chicken Dinner, Water, Soda ☛ PAUL GREEN: Kettle Corn ☛ TRIPLE TREAT: Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, & MORE

CONCESSIONS COVINGTON PRESBYTERIAN

“LET US BE YOUR TOOL ROOM”
RANDY GARBER PHONE (937) 473-5572 2 W. SPRING ST. COVINGTON, OH 45318 FAX (937) 473-5576

“FARM TO FACTORY - WE CAN HELP”

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CONSTRUCTION L.L.C.
Additions, Roofing, Remodeling, Siding, Soffit, Doors, Windows 937-216-2350 / 937-339-2152 • Dan Welbaum

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PLUMBING & HEATING
Complete Sales & Service 8350 Circle Hill Rd., Pleasant Hill, OH 45359

Enjoy the Congratulations Covington on your 175thGathering Ft. Rowdy Anniversary

COMMERCIAL • FARM • RESIDENTIAL

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR OVER 50 YEARS

Ph: 937-676-2504
• 35 Years Experience •
Gary Duffey, Owner State Lic.#32845

THE OLDE VILLAGE WASHE HOUSE
5 E. Spring St. Covington
John Hackett 937-418-9593

"We Can Service All Home Improvement Do-It-Your-Selfers"
Plus We Are Distributors of

Bradford Branch

• ROOFING
Masonite Doors

• SIDING
BEST PRICES In Town on

• WINDOWS
Cabinets by Kitchen Kompact

Inc.

GREENVILLE NATIONAL BANK
We are located at the corner of St. Rt. 721 & US Rt. 36 ATM Available • Hrs.: M-Th 8-4:30, F 8-6, Sat. 8-11:30
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SOFTENER SALT

473-2307
License #25387 & 25388

JOHN & DON IRVIN

Shingle Manufactures handled:
IKO, GAF, TAMKO, OWENS CORNING, CERTAINTEED MITTEN SIDING VISTA & WINCORE WINDOWS

548-1114 www.greenvillenationalbank.com

email: info@B-Electric.com

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Enjoy Covington’s 175th Celebration
in Covington, Ohio
SHOP & DINE
ABOVE & BEYOND ACCORD FINANCIAL GROUP ADAMS GREENHOUSE & PRODUCE AEROVERT COMPANY AIKOR INC. ALEC’S ALL FOR YOU SALON AL’S BP ANGLE-MAITLEN INSURANCE AGENCY ANNIE HARRISON, ATTORNEY APPLE FARM SERVICE, INC. APPLIANCE INSTALLATION & SERVICE ARENS CORPORATION ASEPAK AVON BY KATHY KOSHER AVON BY LEANN STEVENS B ELECTRIC BK PLASTICS BATDORF’S RED BARN CATERING BAYER BUILDERS BEAUTIFULLY DUNN CAKES BOWMAN & ASSOCIATES BRIDGES SYSTEMS, INC. BROADWAY DRIVE THRU BROADWAY STYLES & TAN BREWHOUSE CARRY-OUT AND DRIVE THRU BRIDGES –STOCKER –FRALEY FUNERAL HOME BROOKSTON/CHANNEL PROPERTIES BUFFALO JACK’S RESTAURANT* BURGESS FINANCIAL ADVISORY BUTCH’S PAINTING CASEY’S COIFFURES CALDWELL’S PAINTLESS DENT REMOVAL CALLIGRAPHIC CHAMPION LASER CLASSIC DENTAL WORKS CLOUD NINE CREATIONS CK WEB DESIGN CONCEPT MACHINE & TOOL, INC. COMFORT CONTROL HEATING & COOLING, INC. COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE COVAULT PLUMBING COVINGTON BARBER SHOP COVINGTON BODY SHOP COVINGTON CARE CENTER COVINGTON CAR WASH COVINGTON HALL COVINGTON PLUMBING COVINGTON SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION CREATIVE MEMORIES CROSSROAD BAR & GRILL* CSC CONTRACTORS, LTD. CUT ABOVE CUT YOUR CLUTTER D&D CLASSIC DEJON TOOLS & DESIGN, INC. DODD CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC. DOGGIEDOOS & KITTYKLIPS DOLLAR GENERAL DOUG’S LAWNMOWERS DR. BLYTHE FOREST, DDS DR. BRIAN OLSON, DC DR. JOHN MOLESKY, DO, INC. DUSTINA MONNIER-JUICE PLUS EAST SIDE SERVICE EBBERT’S FIELD SEED INC. END ZONE* E.T. ROKS HEATING & COOLING FAB TECH MACHINE, INC. FALCON PACKAGING, INC. FAMILY DOLLAR FERRARI’S PIZZA* FIFTH THIRD BANK FINFROCK CONSTRUCTION CO. FISHER & SONS CONSTRUCTION FLAMINGO TOTAL BEAUTY & TANNING FLORA PAINTING FLORY CABINETRY, INC FORCE DESIGN, INC. FORE STORAGE FORT ROWDY GATHERING GARY KESSLER, AUCTIONEER GENERAL FILMS, INC. GIVE, INC. GL CONTRACTING, INC. GREENVILLE VILLAGE APARTMENTS GM MECHANICAL, INC. HAIR HUT HARVEST HOUSE CAFE* HARVEST LAND CO-OP HESS BOBCAT SERVICE HIGH STREET CAFE* HOWIE’S PIZZA* J&D SERVICES JAMES L. MILLER CONSTRUCTION JAMES R. O’DONNELL, JD J CRANE, INC. JOANIE’S FLORAL DESIGNS J.R. CLARKE PUBLIC LIBRARY JUNIORS’ TREE SERVICE KAREN BENEDICT, LMT KPR CONSTRUCTION KORNER KUTZ KOVERMAN DICKERSON INSURANCE L&C PLASTIC BAGS, INC. LANDIS AUCTIONEER LANDIS’ CLOCKS & ANTIQUES LANICOM LASTING GRAPHICS LISA PATTY-MARY KAY LISA’S PERENNIALS & FLOWERS LYNDIE SUPPLY, INC. MAGEE’S MINI STORAGE MANNY CONSTRUCTION MARKET FRESH* MARSHALL’S TOWING & RECOVERY MAST CONSTRUCTION, LLC McDANIEL PAINTING McDOWELL CONSULTING LLC McMILLAN LOCK & KEY MF BUILDERS, INC. MONNIN’S TRACTOR MR. SEW & SEW’S MULLEN’S FIRESTONE, INC. NEW TECH PLASTICS, INC. NOAH’S ARK KIDS ACADEMY PAUL’S PIZZA* PBM COVINGTON, LLC PEARSON-JACKSON FUNERAL HOME PORTER’S PRODUCTS, INC. PRECISION AERO CORP. PREMIER PAVER PRIMARY EYECARE ASSOCIATES RANGER CONCRETE RDSS REMEDI SENIORCARE PHARMACY RICH’S GAS STATION ROBERT CRON & ASSOCIATES, LLC ROCK CHUCKERS LTD ROGERS GRAIN, INC. ROGERS LUMBER COMPANY RON LEACH PAINTING RUDY’S, INC. RUDY’S FEED RUSS ELY EXCAVATING RYAN KIMMEL PLUMBING & HEATING SELLMAN’S FURNITURE & CARPET STORE SERVICE COMPANY SIEGEL’S COUNTRY STORE SINK EXCAVATING SISTER’S CONSIGNMENT STAR EX, INC. STEVE’S BARBER SHOP STILLWATER REALTY STILLWATER VALLEY ADVERTISER STILLWATER VALLEY FARM SUBWAY* S & W CREATIVE CONCRETE, LTD. SWEET TREATS* TAMARA BORDELON, LMT TASTEFULLY SIMPLE CONSULTANT TIKES CYCLE SHOP THE OLD VILLAGE WASH HOUSE THE QUAD SHOP THE VIDEO STORE TRI-COUNTY FENCE & BARRIER TONY’S BODY SHOP TOM MANSON ADJUSTING SERVICE TOTAL TOWNECRAFT COOKWARE TREASURED IMAGES TUNS TUSCARORA WOOD UNDER LOCK & KEY WATER WORKS PLUMBING STATION WILDERNESS LOG HOMES WISE LAWN CARE WENDELL MECHANICAL WHITETAIL DOOR SERVICE, INC. WINDSTREAM WM WEB DEVELOPMENT, LLC WORKER AUTOMATION, INC. YE OLDE COLLECTIBLE SHOP

ENJOY... Walking • Bicycling • Jogging • Fishing Hiking • Boating • River Sports Churchs Church of the Brethren Friendship Community Church Frieden’s Lutheran Church First Baptist Church Old German Baptist Brethren Old Order German Baptist Church Presbyterian Church of Covington St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church St. Teresa's Catholic Church Stillwater Community Church Trinity Community Church United Church of Christ CIVIC & MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS American Legion AMVETS Post 66 Eagles Aeries 3998 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Kiwanis International Optimist International Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4235 Community Services Covington Chamber of Commerce Covington Exempted Schools Covington Fire Department Covington Outreach Association Covington Police Department Covington Rescue Squad, Inc. Covington Village Offices Community Parks/Recreation Baseball Diamonds Blankenship Reserve Fishing Fort Rowdy Gathering Goode Prairie Preserve Greenville Falls Reserve Pool Picnic shelters Playground Stillwater Prairie Reserve Library J.R. Clarke Public Library Museum Covington-Newberry Historical Society Fort Rowdy Museum Covington Schools Baseball Basketball Choir Football Marching Band-Events throughout the year Orchestra Pep Band Plays Sport, Music and Theater events Track Wrestling Too many to list

*Dine - community dining

Know a 45318 business not listed... Call 418-2363 and let us know.

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Finfrock Construction Co., Inc.
301 Adams Street Covington, Ohio 45318
Office: (937) 473-3141 or Fax: (937) 473-3874
www.finfrockconstruction.com
Finfrock Construction was founded in July of 1943. It all began with James Roger Finfrock who started this business with just a car, trailer, pick and a shovel. He kept busy by digging basements, putting in sidewalks and pouring curbs and gutters by hand. The business grew steadily and by 1956, we were doing subdivision work, J.R.’s son Tom started working for the company at age 14. After returning from the service in 1953, Tom began to take over the operation of the company. Following the family tradition, Tom’s sons, both Roger and Paul, began working for the company full time after they graduated from high school in the mid 70’s. In 1985, the operation of the company was once again handed down into the third generation of Finfrock’s, putting it in the hands of Roger and Paul. As the years have passed, the business has expanded along with the area we now are working in. Our work area includes Miami and surrounding counties, with specialty projects having been completed as far north as Lima, as far east as Athens, and as far south as Cincinnati. The company’s regularly employed crew averages about twelve persons, which is about the same as it was 40 years ago. Our projects range from basement excavations and septic systems for the individual builder to major street reconstructions involving storm, sanitary and waterlines for all the surrounding communities. Adding to our range of projects, we have recently started and have built numerous bike baths in the area, one being a design build project. Our specialty projects include being a part of the stadium renovations in Covington, Troy, Piqua, Lima, Ohio University, Miami University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati and Cinergy Field, Home of the Reds. Our goal has always been to do quality work at a fair price. Our customers are very important to us. We feel that their satisfaction is one of the reasons Finfrock Construction is still around today.

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Comfort Control
HEATING & COOLING, INC.
Fully Insured & Bonded

• Geothermal Systems • Heat Pumps

• High Efficiency Furnaces and Air Conditioning
COVAULT PLUMBING
Steve Covault - Licensed Master Plumber

Serving Miami and Shelby Counties Since 1982
2118 Harshbarger Rd. Covington, Ohio

937-473-5332
State Lic #28308

• Gould Pumps & Water Systems • Water Heaters • ISE Disposals • Water Softeners • New Construction • Remodeling

(937) 473-3418

CHURCH of The BRETHREN

JAMES ROGER O’DONNELL
~ ATTORNEY AT LAW ~
9 N. High St. P.O. Box 98 Covington, Ohio 45318 937-473-3161 • Fax: 937-473-3168 • Email: jrod9@windstream.net
James O’Donnell specializes in family law, and has maintained an office at this location for the past 15 years. The firm can trace its roots way back to 1897, when his grandfather, James (J.) Guy O’Donnell provided attorney services to the residents of Covington. His son, Roger C. O’Donnell, joined the firm in 1928, and James R. O’Donnell continued the family tradition when he came onboard in 1966. Laws are constantly changing, and James O’Donnell has kept himself well informed of those changes throughout the years. The office is kept running smoothly with the help of his “Girl Friday,” Elizabeth Ann Hartley O’Donnell. After a long and industrious career, Mr. O’Donnell looks forward to retirement in the near future.

1811 - Brethren entered Stillwater Valley (165 years ago) 1816 - Services conducted in Covington (194 years ago) 1911 - Sanctuary dedicated (65 years ago)

1963 - New Educational and Administrative addition was dedicated (13 years ago) 2011 - March 6, 2011 - 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Wright & Wall Street • Covington, Ohio

COVINGTON FOE #3998
715 E. Broadway, Covington • 473-2100
The Covington Fraternal Order of Eagles #3998 was initiated by Jim Minnich and Richard Vickroy and chartered by the Grand Aerie FOE on December 6, 1981, with a total of 96 charter members. The organization initially rented the old Covington Police station, a one-room facility located at the corner of Broadway and Pearl. The current site at 715 E. Broadway was purchased in 1983. It has been extensively remodeled several times to accommodate the organization’s growing membership, which is now in excess of 1500 members, including auxiliary members. The Covington Eagles has, from the beginning, very generously supported Covington and the surrounding communities, and is continuously doing so. The organization and its members strive to “Live by the motto People Helping People”.

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ANGLE-MAITLEN INSURANCE AGENCY
19 N. Pearl St., Covington • 937-473-2171
~ Expert Service From A Knowledgeable Staff ~
This Covington business is co-owned by Mark Maitlen, Kathy Short, and Jody Boehringer. Brent Davis is employed as as an agent. The agency, which first opened in 1949 (15 years at the present location), was started by Forrest V. Miller and Harriet L. Miller, to meet the insurance needs of residents of Covington and the surrounding Miami County area. This full-service independent insurance agency represents multiple companies, offering coverage for auto, home, business, farm, life, and health. Mark Maitlen, president, stated, “As insureds’ personal assets have increased and varied in type through the years, their insurance needs have also changed and the agency has had to adapt and change to meet these expanded needs. We have always been a ‘hometown’ agency and plan to keep serving the insurance needs of this area.”

550 Mote Dr. • Covington 937-473-3058

BOWMAN & ASSOCIATES, PROVIDERS Of THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES:
• Accounting/Financial Statements • Payroll Services • Business Consulting • Retirement Planning • Tax Preparation & Representation • Financial Planning/College Planning • Long Term Care Planning
Lynn Bowman and his wife, Sandra Bowman, established this Covington-based accounting business in 1980. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bowman earned degrees in accounting, and both enjoyed the accounting profession. After Lynn passed away in 1999, Sandra continued the business with the help of two loyal employees: James L. Barhorst and Melodie Huffman. Although Mrs. Bowman is now semi-retired, she still continues to be involved in the business’s operation. She wants Bowman & Associates to continue to grow, and her desire is to continue to provide exceptional quality work for all customers. “We have wonderful clients,” she says, “and we appreciate the relationship we have with each one of them.”

Whitetail
Door Service Inc.
“Were Quality and Value Abound”

• Garage Doors & Openers • Sales • Installations • Repair On All Makes & Models
Serving all of Miami & Shelby Counties Locally Owned & Operated Over 25 Years Experience
Authorized Genie Dealer

BREWHOUSE CARRY-OUT, INC.
7274 U.S. 36, Covington
&

FREE ESTIMATES
Covington Ohio

510 S. Wall St., Covington 937-473-BEER
Owners Tod and Tenille Creager opened their business in 1992, with 18 years at the U.S. 36 location and just three years at the new Wall St. location, which opened in 2007. For all your beer, soft drink, and cigarette needs, the Brewhouse Carry-Out has it all! Don’t forget to pick up your Lotto ticket while you’re there!

937-473-2671

#1 IN METAL ROOFING
Bridges Systems Inc. is a complete provider of Quality Roof Systems, offering roofing solutions to residential customers, as well as commercial and business owners, since 1980. They offer new and re-roofing systems in metal shake, tile and standing seam in both steel and aluminum. Membrane-roofing systems for flat and low-sloped combination roofing needs are also available. In conjunction, Bridges Systems offers treatment to compliment the roof to make a complete roof system, such as fascia, soffit, gutters and downs, gutter guards, snow guards, roof repairs, skylights, chimney repairs, and different styles of venting. Bridges Systems is proud to share with their customers their expertise and knowledge of most roofing situations. They offer their clients the most up to date information, along with the most accepted and proven products on the market, to insure customer satisfaction. The installation crews are certified, courteous, respectful and pride themselves in their work. Each of the systems comes with the manufacturer’s warranty, along with Bridges Systems’ own workmanship warranties. There is a product sample showroom, and customers can stop by to help in choosing the best-suited roof system for their project. Bridges Systems is family owned and operated, a member of the Covington Chamber of Commerce, Metal Roofing Alliance, and Miami Valley Better Business Bureau since 1994 with an A+ rating. For additional information, you can e-mail them at info@bridgesroofing.com, visit the website, or call the sales office at 937-473-3065, x23.

QUALITY ROOFING SYSTEMS
21 Ullery Street, Covington, Ohio 45318-1325

937-473-3065

800-232-ROOF

Covington Fire Department Built 2009 with Rustic Shake Metal Roof System Installed by Bridges Systems Certified Crews

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THE PRESENT: From the left - Julie Barge, Joanie Shields, Missy Smith & Jeff Shields.

THE PAST: The 111 N. High St. building was built during the Civil War period and has housed many businesses through the years.

JOANIE’S FLORAL DESIGNS
111 N. High St., Covington • 473-2377
Joanie’s Floral Designs’ co-owner Joan Shields enjoyed working with flowers as a student at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School. After graduation, she went on to work in a flower shop. Those two experiences gave her the desire to own her own floral design business. In November, 1977, she was fortunate enough to see that dream fulfilled, as she and husband Jeff Shields opened the doors of Joanie’s Floral Designs at the N. High St. location. Joanie’s offers a wide array of fresh floral arrangements, gifts, greeting cards, candy, candles and gift baskets. She specializes in doing floral arranging for many area weddings and funerals. Employees include Julie Barge as the store’s front end manager and Missy Smith as designer. When asked about future plans for her business, Joan says she “just wants to be able to stay open and cater to our awesome customers.” Then she continued: “Through the 13 years of having a small business, I have met some great people. Customers have turned into family. It’s a pleasure serving Covington and I hope to be able to continue that service for a long, long time.”

BUFFALO JACK’S
137 S. High St., Covington

937-473-2524
When you mention the village of Covington to someone outside the area, chances are they’ll say, “Oh, I remember a restaurant there we enjoyed so much... “Buffalo something or other.” The reputation of this unique eating establishment has extended far beyond the local area. Owner Jack H. Maier opened Buffalo Jack’s in 1983, and for the past 27 years customers have enjoyed great dining experiences in a friendly, small-town atmosphere. The restaurant’s decor features original Native American artwork and artifacts. Their stuffed mounted buffalo, along with other stuffed animals, makes this business stand out from any other restaurant. The large cast iron buffalo just outside the front entrance makes it easy to spot for firsttime visitors arriving in Covington. A tavern has been in this location since 1886, when it was owned by the Holflick family. Maier wanted to start a new business in town, and the tavern grew into a restaurant with a banquet room. Many local clubs and organizations hold their meetings at Buffalo Jack’s, and it’s not at all unusual to see customers arrive with gift bags, brightly wrapped packages, and festive balloons to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary at Buffalo Jack’s. Managers include Luetta Miller, Becky Furlong, Fay Ullery, Crystal Miller, Peggy Staugler, Bonnie McKnight, and Michelle Franke. Hostesses are Kristina Apple and Jill A. Emerick. John W. Thompson is head cook, assisted by Tracy A. Draving, Vernon Burkett, Cody McGuire, Luke Polschneider, Sam Houston, and Sonny Price. The wait staff is comprised of Sarah Furlong, Ashley Seel, Kylie Walters, Shannon Cantrell, Sue Bennett, Jessica Bubeck, Patricia Chrisman, Cheryl Koeller, Daniell Sowers, Bobbie Reed, Keith J. Lehman, Sarah Smith, Keshia Curtis, and Samantha Cartonia. Dishwashers are Chris Leonard, Richard Draving Jr., and Patty Davis.

COVINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
30 N. Pearl St. Covington 937-473-5263
e-mail: covington@mail.miamipresbytery.org

In the year 1837, the Rev. Felix Black mounted his horse, swam a canal and arrived in a town called “Rowdy.” The town was known for its drunkenness and other vices, but the Rev. Black was encouraged to hold a meeting. The first service was in a little school house. Other visits followed, and on January 31, 1838, Mr. Black organized a congregation. “Rowdy” is now Covington and that congregation is now the Covington Presbyterian Church. The church’s congregation met in several different buildings during its early years, but the present location (at the corner of Wright and Pearl streets) was dedicated on May 9, 1886. Through the years, 32 ministers have served full-time pastorates in the congregation. The current pastor is the Rev. Greg Kurtz. The church’s leadership and congregation strive to share God’s love and to participate in Christ’s ministry to the local community and to the world. Sunday morning worship is at 10:00 a.m. The church also holds a Fifth Quarter party after Covington High School home football games, and organizes other special activities for the youth and families of the Covington area. In three years, the church will celebrate its 175th anniversary serving the people of Covington. The Rev. Kurtz invites everyone to visit the church’s booth at Covington’s 175th celebration on Saturday, July 10, to enjoy delicious barbecue chicken dinners, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

EDWARD JONES

CELEBRATES
Covington's 175th!
For all your financial service needs, call on
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D&D Classic Auto
2300 Mote Dr. • Covington

937-473-2229
e-mail: classic5@windstream.net • website: ddclassic.com

1928 Isotta Fraschini

T.U.N.S.
HEATING & COOLING
179 N. High St. Covington

937-473-5338
onetunsales@aol.com
T.U.N.S. Heating & Cooling has been in business for 13 years, serving the community since 1997, the past 10 years at the present location. The business is owned by Gary Korte, who is ably assisted by Greg Wolfe, Steve White, and Jesse Smith, with installations by Keaton Korte - 937673-6207. This small family-owned business filled a need for this type of service in the community. They offer a large selection of brand names, including Oneida Royal, Utica, Agro, Emi, Allison, Miller, Fedders, Ambi Rad, Packard, Eubank, Air Mate, Airtec, Carson, Lennox, Goodman, Williams, Whitlam Plumbing Products, Airbear Filters, and Southwork Sheet Metal Products. T.U.N.S., a BBB member, offers special savings on liquidations of HVAC and works hard to keep their prices low and the quality of their work high. Customers are surely pleased with the results of their work, as 85 percent of T.U.N.S. business is now through referrals or repeat business. They provide sales to contractors, real estate investors, apartment owners and, of course, to homeowners. When you find yourself in the market for heating or cooling equipment, keep T.U.N.S. in mind!

Let D&D Classic Build Your Dream!
D&D Classic is where concept becomes reality. If you are considering a complete or partial auto restoration, give us a call.
Providing customers with the following services . . .

• Paint • Mechanical • Woodworking • Upholstery
Anything the customer wants, D&D Classic can accomplish it for them!

About D&D Classic Auto . . .
D&D was opened for business in June, 1985, by Dale Sotzing and Dave Myers. D&D will celebrate 25 years in business this year. Current owners include Dale Sotzing, Roger James and Mark Kinnison. The business has grown to include six buildings, encompassing over 25,00 square feet. There are a total of 19 employees, with 17 of them experienced craftsmen. They include: Metal Shop employees Steve James, Rodney Roeder and Pete Cowic; Body Shop employees Tim Bragg, Scott Davis, Brian Fraley (and the late Jim Thompson); Assembly Shop employees Dale Jones, Tom Coughnour, Russ Honeyman and Mike Ison; Mechanical Shop employees Bob Burn, Brian Westcott and Gary Chambers. Brenda Kenworthy and Jennifer Nicely are also valued employees. D&D Classic Auto’s clinentele comes from all over the United States, with a few from overseas. Advertising is kept to a minimum; nine out of 10 clients turn to D&D because of word-of-mouth referrals from previous satisfied customers. Past projects include building an Auburn Speedster and a 1913 Stafford from the ground up. For additional information about this very successful Covington business, visit their website at: ddclassic.com, or stop to visit at 2300 Mote Dr. Business hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

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BEAUTIFULLY DUNN CAKES
301 E. Walnut St. Covington 937-473-5500
e-mail: kimberly@beautifullydunn.com

CUSTOM COEXTRUDED FILMS BAG-IN-BOX SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING
We're your source for tough, affordable packaging that protects your products.

Kimberly Dunn, owner of Beautifully Dunn Cakes, custom designs wedding cakes, graduation cakes, tiered birthday and shower cakes, etc. Dunn is the sole owner, designer and decorator for this Miami County registered “cottage food” business. (“Cottage food” means she can create and sell cakes from her home.) Kim established Beautifully Dunn Cakes in 2004, and her home on Walnut St. has been the business’s only location. Although a formal business for only six years, Dunn has 13 years of decorating experience. She has always enjoyed decorating special occasion cakes for her children (now 13 and 11), as well as other family members and friends. Her first creations were “star-tipped” character cakes, then she says she ventured into customdesigned sheet cakes, and - eventually - wedding cakes. Wedding cakes are now the main focus of her business. She explains that she would like to continue to serve the Covington area with unique, cutting-edge wedding cakes and sculpted 3-D cakes similar to the ones she sees on cable TV. Kim would like our readers to know that she feels very blessed to be doing what she’s doing now. “I never set out to be a cake designer/decorator,” Kim says, “but as the years progressed, I happily established this business as a means to supplement our family’s income and still be at home with our kids. I have never had to go back to my former occupation as a teacher. It suits our family schedule very well.” Those needing a delicious and beautiful cake for a special occasion are encouraged to give Kim a call at 473-5500.

General Films, Inc. has been based in Covington since our founding in 1947, manufacturing flexible films and supplying packaging solutions for customers throughout North America. We thank the community for its support over 63 years. The General Films family proudly salutes Covington's 175th.

In Business Since 1947

645 S. High St. • Covington, Ohio 45318

The Fort Rowdy Gathering
The Gathering is Covington’s only annual festival, offering family-oriented activities for young and old since 1993. This celebration got its start when a small group of Covington residents were discussing a need for a community festival, and a way to provide local non-profit organizations to raise funds without having to go from business to business. During early discussions, some local mountain man re-enactors brought up a desire to have a local encampment. The Encampment area serves as a fun and entertaining environment to learn about the Ohio Frontier. Many talented crafters man booths to sell their wares. Two days of concerts offer a wide variety of musical styles and fireworks light up the skies Saturday night. Admission and parking are FREE and this event is handicap accessible. The Gathering is held near the site of the original Fort Rowdy built by General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, and is a depiction of a trading village in the Ohio Frontier. The Encampment is along the Stillwater River in a wooded area. A 205 ft. long portable footbridge, a favorite attraction, is erected annually for this event and takes visitors from the Covington Park across the river to the Encampment area. Activities include the Mountain Man Encampment, re-enactors, contests for young and old, trade demonstrations, live auction, children’s activities, crafts, food, live entertainment and FREE concerts. The weekend starts with a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Concessions are available from booths hosted by local nonprofit organizations and churches. The Gathering is very thankful for all the wonderful volunteers. Without their generous help, donations, and support, the Gathering would cease to exist. Board members for 2010 include: Mark Schilling, chairman; Annette Miller, co-chair; Steve Wright, treasurer; Nicole Brumbaugh, secretary; Andy Whiteman, advisor; and Board members Melissa Adams, Dwaine Bagwell, Larry Burns, and Mike Caldwell. For more on this annual festival, go to: fortrowdy@yahoo.com.
Front Row, l-r: Steve Thomas, Martin Spencer, Mike Dilley, Terri Rolf. Back row: Christopher Coots, Bob Timmons

COVINGTON BODY SHOP & SERVICE DEPARTMENT
2111 Mote Drive, Covington • 937-473-3355
• Full Service Auto Repair • Collision Repair • Body & Paint Work • Complete Maintenance Programs For All Cars & Light Trucks

‘IMPECCABLE SERVICE DRIVEN BY INTEGRITY’
Those are the words Covington Body Shop owner Steve Thomas uses when describing his business, which was founded in 1991. “We strive to be second to none in the auto repair business,” he notes. “Our shop is equipped with the latest equipment and our technicians are the best in the area. Our work is guaranteed and customer satisfaction is a priority.” The business has expanded to five full-service auto repair shops: two in Troy, one in Piqua, and one in St. Marys, along with the Covington location. Local employees, in addition to Thomas, include Mike Dilley, manager; Terri Rolf, office manager; Bob Timmons, general manager; Christopher Coots, service technician; and Martin Spencer, body shop technician.

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Covington Plumbing, Inc.
John Gearhardt
Licensed Master Plumber
Residential Plumbing Service • Well Pumps Water System Installations • Water Heater Installation and Service Water Conditioning Equipment • Sewer and Drain Cleaning Vectren Qualified for Gas Line Installation

Ye Olde Collectible Shoppe
Rich and Pat McMaken first opened the door to this Covington business in 1981, and for the past 19 years they have offered a unique collection of antiques and collectibles to area shoppers. On their shelves you’ll find country store items, kitchen and auto collectibles, advertising memorabilia, tools and hardware, china and glassware, and furniture. Rich McMaken bought and sold items for over 40 years before making the decision to open his own shop following his retirement from the Village of Covington. Business has been pretty good through the years, but the McMakens have noticed that the higher gas prices have affected their business.

6239 McMaken Road • Covington, Ohio 45318
"Quality Service is Our Business" • Call (937) 473-3311 • Serving the Covington Area for Over 30 Years! •

22 E. Wright St., Covington ~ 937-473-2848
TUES. & WED. 12-5 • FRI. & SAT. 10-5 • CLOSED SUNDAYS

Siegel’s Covington Country Store, Inc.
242 E. BROADWAY, COVINGTON • 937-473-2808
The Siegel family (John, Ben, Theresa and Kathy) are proud owners of this six-year-old Covington business. The family has 30 years of livestock feed background, and they saw a need in the Covington area for this type of business. Thus, Siegel’s Covington Country Store had its origin. Siegel’s offers hardware, livestock feeds, lawn and garden supplies, four greenhouses full of vegetable and flower plants, bulk mulch, pet foods, clothing, Amish meats and cheeses, fence building supplies, and much, much more. In recent year, the Siegels have added a rental service for both large and small equipment and have expanded the hardware selection. The family plans in the coming year to add two additional greenhouses and expanded rental options. A website is being planned for August of this year, with the hope that it will provide for better customer service and product information.

1930’s Henry with father Alfred Apple Threshing

1950’s Henry Apple Chopper Service, Miami Co. Fair

Covington Store

10120 W. Versailles Rd. Covington 937-526-4851

19161 Kentner Rd. Botkins 937-693-3848

From Henry Apple Chopper Service to Apple Farm Service, Inc., with two locations. We’ve certainly grown and would like to take this opportunity to say...
CASE IH, NEW HOLLAND, KUBOTA, KINZE, GEHL, KRAUSE, GREAT PLAINS, KUHN/KNIGHT, MANITOU, SUPREME, SCHULER, MEYER MFG., MAYRATH, BRANDT, LANDPRIDE, PEQUEA, BUSH HOG, EZ-TRAIL, UNVERFERTH, KILL BROS, GRASSHOPPER, BAD BOY

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS!
The Gehl Company offered Henry a dealership in 1955 and a new business was born. Serving West Central Ohio and spilling into Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. Apple offers over 100 manufactures, all chosen for their quality and innovation. With the internet, we’re selling nationwide.

AND MANY OTHER SHORT LINES

www.applefarmservice.com

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Mr. Sew & Sew’s
1001 E. Broadway Covington

937-473-3347
Providing Customers With: • Custom In-House Embroidery
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Paragon Health
for your Health Needs!
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Only 7 miles west of Covington

8736 Gettysburg SE Rd.

HOURS:
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Gettysburg 937-447-7705

• Nature’s Sunshine • Essential Oils • Pure Herbs • Quality Ear Candles

Savor the moments that are Warm, Special, & Giggly!

• Screen Printing • Promotional Products • Fund-Raising Projects for Schools, Clubs, etc.
Specializing in Angelic Collectibles, Jewelry, Throws and Inspirational Gifts for All Occasions 11 N. Miami St., West Milton, Ohio 937-698-WING • 1-866-HEAVEN - 1

About Mr. Sew & Sew’s . . .
by Owner Cynthia Locke
When questioned about her company’s origin, owner Cynthia Locke responded: “I partnered a small business just off the Ohio University campus in Athens, Ohio, in the late 80’s and early 90’s. That business led to this one,” she explains. ”We purchased two single head embroidery machines and began filling orders for businesses and organizations tied to Ohio University. We upgraded to industrial multi-head machinery by the end of the first year in business, allowing us to more than quadruple our production capability,” Locke continued. In 1996, we moved the business to the industrial section of Dayton. I bought out my partner and, in 2001, I moved to the present location here in Covington.” Locke’s son, Andrew Whiteman, serves as chief production administrator of Mr. Sew & Sew’s. Locke considers her son’s contribution a very important factor in the success of the business. “Many family businesses do not survive. Andy and I work closely every day of the week and can still appreciate each other on a personal level outside of work,” she explains. For that, she says, she is “most thankful.” Future plans include endeavoring to add to the contract customer base, and possibly adding additional machinery. Locke says that she has found that in today’s technological world, there is still no replacement for face-to-face personal communication with customers. And, she is very thankful for the support she receives from residents and businesses of Covington and surrounding communities.

Congratulations Covington on 175 Years! ARCANUM HARDWARE
210 S. Main St., • Arcanum, OH

937-692-8282
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24-Hour Health Education Call 800-942-1260

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Dustina Monnier
Independent Distributor office 937-448-8089

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In Business Since 1980

1300 Mote Dr., Covington 937-473-3011
This manufacturer of flexible packaging materials for industrial and commercial applications is co-owned by Lewis Coppock, Buck Siler, John Weikert, and William Weikert. The business first started operation with just the four owners and one machine. Since its inception, New Tech has steadily grown over the past 30 years and now employs a staff of 30 persons working on 15 production lines. New Tech is proud to be a part of the Covington community. The support of local government, businesses, and organizations has been instrumental in New Tech’s growth and success.

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The Covington Savings & Loan Assn.
In 1886, a group of prominent Covington citizens organized The Covington Building & Loan Association, under the laws of the State of Ohio. The first office of the Association was located in the rear of the Shellabarger Hardware Store at 7 N. High St. Office equipment consisted of a desk, two chairs, a small safe, an account book, a receipt book, pens and pencils. The first loan was made to John Stephan, a German stone mason. The amount of $300 was loaned to Stephan for the construction of a new home at 319 N. Main St., where he and his family lived for many years thereafter. By 1895, after nearly ten years in operation, the Association had grown to over $132,000 in assets. By 1900 the Association had outgrown its quarters in the hardware store and moved into a one-story frame building located at 17 E. Wright St. After a few years at that site, the Association was moved into a larger frame building at 112 N. High St., across from the current Main Office. As the Association prospered, the Board of Directors felt that a better location was needed. Dr. Herbert W. Kendell, a member of the Board of Directors since 1902, and son of founding director Dr. Jacob Kendell, along with Doctors Levi A. Ruhl and Earl M. Britenberg, resolved to pool their medical practices and establish a hospital in Covington. In 1916 this decision led to the construction of a two-and three- story building on the west side of North High Street. It was a striking structure, built of dark red pressed brick with two Corinthian columns gracing the recessed front entrance. Behind the south column was a door opening into a storeroom with a full basement underneath. This area was occupied by the George W. Miller Furniture Store & Funeral Home. Behind the north column was the entrance to the doctors’ offices and hospital. The Association was located in the center of the building. The office was sixteen feet wide and consisted of two rooms, a lobby, and a teller area. There were two teller windows set in glass with a marble partition. Hospital space was soon deemed inadequate, so in 1917 a two-story addition was built on the north side of the building. A special feature of this new addition was the elevator, which made it possible for ambulances to back into the basement and unload patients, raise them to the first floor operating rooms, and then up to the second floor for hospitalization. Dr. R.S. Van Hise established his dental office in the front rooms of the new second floor, thus adding another feature to this small, but very efficient medical facility. J.H. Martin, who served as the Association’s attorney, had his office above the center portion of the building. The third floor above the center section was a modern residence, which featured the community’s first picture window. For the first few years the Association was open only a few hours each weekday, and all postings of savings accounts and loan accounts were done by hand. Assets now totaled over $500,000 and the growth continued. By the end of 1920 assets had reached $1,250,000 and soared to $1,571,000 by the close of 1925. The start of the Great Depression was marked in 1929, which brought troubles to citizens and financial institutions alike. As many people were forced to join the ranks of the rapidly increasing number of the unemployed, savings were eaten up. Mortgage and other loan payments could not be made. When financial institutions had to close their doors, many people lost what little savings they had left. The Stillwater Bank in Covington was one of those institutions. The Association had funds deposited in that bank, and with those funds frozen, many of the Association’s depositors began to fear the worst. However, the Board of Directors acted quickly and limited withdrawals from savings to $10 per day per account. This prevented a run on the Association and the doors remained open. During these hard times, the Association did everything possible to keep foreclosures on their mortgage loans to a minimum. One-hundred forty homeowners, who found they could not maintain their loan payments, deeded their properties to the Association, rather than going through foreclosure. Many continued to occupy their homes on a rental basis, and when they regained employment, bought them back. On March 23, 1936, the Association celebrated its 50th anniversary. By the end of the ‘30s, the economy was regaining strength and recovery was well on its way. Things at the Association had returned to "business as usual." On a late summer day in 1939, three dapper-looking young men entered the lobby of the Association. One of the men drew a revolver, while the other two ensured that the customers offered no resistance. Drawers and cupboards were ripped open, and cash drawers were relieved of their currency. Coins and checks were left untouched. When a staff member made note of this, one of the robbers said, "We don’t fool with small change." Looking disappointed with their meager bounty, just $800, the men made a clean get-away. Later, one of the robbers was identified as the legendary "Pretty Boy Floyd." In 1951 the Association purchased the Kendell Medical Building from the late Dr. Kendell’s estate. A partition was removed and a new counter with four teller windows was installed. The full-time staff now numbered five employees. By the end of 1955 the Association’s assets had grown to nearly $5 million. Technology began to ease the work load of the tellers in 1956, as automated posting machines were implemented. The facility was again expanded by the purchase of the old Cable property. The last occupant had been The Little Printing Company, who had published the weekly Tribune Gazette and Stillwater News. The building was sturdy, but for various reasons it was deemed undesirable; therefore the Association had it demolished to make room for a parking lot, the first in downtown Covington. The close of 1965 saw assets approach $10 million as savings and lending continued to increase. Steady and solid growth became the theme as the Association continued "Serving Savers and Homeowners." It was decided in 1968 that more office space was needed to accommodate the flourishing Association. Dr. Robert L. Girouard, who had taken over the offices in the north portion of the main floor of the building, agreed to give up half of his space, as he had more than needed. In return, Dr. Girouard’s remaining office, waiting room, and examination rooms were remodeled. The Association installed a new Board room and three executive offices. By the end of 1970, assets totaled over $13 million. Growth and expansion continued as the years of 1974 and 1975 saw the Association move into the computer age. The staff increased to nine full-time employees. Assets had nearly reached $21 million by the end of 1975. The period of 1977 through 1981 saw nationally and world-wide soaring rates of inflation, with mortgage loan interest rates rising to 14% and savings certificates at 16%. Association assets had grown to nearly $31 million. With the ‘80s came the gradual expansion into different arenas, such as checking accounts and Individual Retirement Accounts. Along with these changes, it was recognized that the Association needed a name that was more descriptive of its services. As a result, in 1984, the name was changed to The Covington Savings and Loan Association. Due to local and area bank mergers, the Association encountered a tremendous growth rate from 1984 to 1986. During a period of 15 consecutive months, an annual growth rate of 18% was experienced. Year end assets were now at $48 million. The year 1987 was marked by more changes, including the installation of an ATM in the front vestibule. Customers were now offered 24-hour banking services. In July of that same year, the new Branch office was opened at 700 E. Broadway St. to better serve customers. This location not only offers three teller windows in the lobby, but also two drive-up lanes. Association assets were at $61 million by the end of 1990. A general remodeling project took place in 1991 and 1992 at both offices. Staff members during these years numbered from 17 to 21 persons. A third office was added to the Association in 1995. Office space was leased in the newly remodeled Klopfer Building in Pleasant Hill and became home to the Association’s first office outside of Covington (closed in 2007). Another successful year came to an end with assets topping $58 million. The installation of two more ATMs came in 1996, one at the Village Sunoco in Pleasant Hill and a second in Patty’s IGA in Bradford. Expansion into the village of Bradford continued as construction of a new office began in 2001. The Association held the grand opening of its newest site in February 2002. Like the Broadway location, this office also offers three teller windows in the lobby and two drive-up lanes. The ATM, which was previously situated in Patty’s IGA, was relocated to its current home in the vestibule of the Bradford office. In May 2003, assets reached a record high $72,433,000. Today, the Covington Savings & Loan Association continues to grow and offers its customers wide array of services, such as Online Banking and Bill Payment. For more details please visit: www.covingtonsavingsandloan.com. Serving Savers and Homeowners since 1886, the Association has had a long and colorful history. One thing has remained constant, however, at The Covington Savings & Loan, its dedication to local communities. Customers enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their loans and assets are diligently handled by knowledgeable, caring staff members who THE INTERIOR of the present main office greet you with a smile each time you visit one of their offices! building as it looked between 1916 and 1953

THE OLD KENDELL Medical Building (pre-1917) is still recognizable today as the main office of the Covington Savings & Loan Association located at 117 N. High St.

Information for this article was obtained from a report originally written by Lloyd W. Reck in 1981 and later modified and updated by John R. Reck.

LOCATIONS OCCUPIED by the Association from 1886 to 1916: Left, 7 N. High St.; top, 17 E. Wright St.; and bottom, 110 N. High St.

BRADFORD BRANCH
223 N. Miami Ave.

THE COVINGTON SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN.
MAIN BRANCH - 117 N. High St.

COVINGTON BRANCH
700 E. Broadway St.

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