Born in Grove City, William F. Lotz, Sr. spent much of his life as a city and township civil servant, also serving as an elected Jackson Township trustee.

Lotz, who goes by Bill, is well-known for his years as a Grove City zoning officer and a Jackson Township trustee. He was raised in one of Grove City’s largest homes still standing at the southeast corner of Broadway and Lotz Drive. The nine-bedroom house was a hub of activity, especially during race season at Beulah Park.  His mother, Flossie, rented rooms to jockeys, trainers and others associated with the racing industry. The house, once known as the el Nor Inn, was known for comfort and great food. His mother served lunch and dinner to the boarders who rented rooms on the first and second floors.

By James F. Hale for Discover Magazine