Our Neighbors Kettering, Ohio

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Home Inspector with Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton

Kettering Government Center

Kettering, Ohio is the largest suburb of Dayton and is probably one of the most well known.  Named for the famous inventor and philanthropist Charles F. Kettering probably one of its most notable citizens.

The area now known as Kettering was first settled by John Patterson Sr. in 1798 and in 1841 became Van Buren Township.  I wasn't till June of 1955 that Van Buren Township became Kettering, Ohio.

Employers in the area include: GE Money, Kettering Medical Center, Delphi Corp. (previously Delco), Wilmer Hale (the 22nd largest law firm in the US), Reynolds and Reynolds and lets not forget Limited Brands, Inc. (dba Victoria's Secret). 

 

Charles Kettering

Kettering seems to contribute a number of personalities to the sporting world this is just a short list, sorry to anyone I left out:  John Paxson - former NBA player and now General Manager of the Chicago Bulls, Jim Paxson - former NBA player and now General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers (and yes they are brothers and attended Chaminade - Julienne High School in Dayton and the University of Dayton), Kyle Kramer - Former NFL Defensive Back of the Cleveland Browns, Andy Aracri - Defensive Tackle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, AJ Hawk - Linebacker with the Green Bay Packers, and Chris Borland - Current Wisconsin Badger football player, and 2009 Big 10 Freshman of the Year. 

Kettering School System is centered around Fairmont High School with 2 middle schools and 9 elementary schools.

 

Jack Gilleland

Home Inspection Services, Clayton

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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Thanks for a well written article.  Great information and great photos. 

Aug 15, 2010 05:32 AM #1
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

What, you mean no Redskins came out of there!?

Aug 15, 2010 10:20 AM #2
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Juli, Thanks for kind words.

Jay, Who.

Aug 16, 2010 05:17 AM #3
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Kettering is wonderful...  I lived in the Dayton area for about 4 1/2 years. 

Aug 16, 2010 07:22 AM #4
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Yeah, I hear you...

Aug 16, 2010 10:16 AM #5
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Kevin

The Paxsons went to Alter and AJ Hawk is from Centerville.

Aug 18, 2010 01:36 AM #6
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

"AJ Hawk is from Centerville"  I thought I remembered that too but who knows the Hawk family could have moved from Kettering to Centerville... If I was a city where he lived at any time.... I'd claim him... 

Alter? Really.   Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering.

Aug 18, 2010 02:00 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Fascinating history for that area, Jack and Izzy!  And what an ecclectic collection of attributes - Sports, GE, and Victoria's Secret. . .What's not to love:-)

Aug 18, 2010 04:12 AM #8
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Kevin, sorry about the the Chaminade / Alter (oops) thing, but the Paxson's were born in Kettering and so was AJ who later moved to Centerville.  I'll be more careful getting info from the web.

 

Aug 18, 2010 09:24 AM #9
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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I saw that picture over at your birthday party blog and wondered who it was. Hope you had a great birthday and that the monster dogs gave you a few extra monster licks.

Aug 18, 2010 03:55 PM #10
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Jim I can always depend on him and more her for that.

Aug 20, 2010 09:31 AM #11
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