Dealing with a “change” in temperatures

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – For Steve Kolvek change is inevitable.

“Just comes with the territory,” Steve says.

Steve collects coins from the parking meters in Dayton, but there’s some change even he doesn’t like to handle.

“This is the worst I can remember,” Steve says about the winter weather.

The nickel and dime temperature readings tossed out by Mother Nature can exact a big price when you’ve got 300 to 400 meters to empty.

“You’ve got to dress for success,” Steve says. “You’ve got to wear your layers and keep your skin covered up.”

That’s just some of the wisdom Steve has collected in his 13 years on the job.

Something he’s more than willing to share with the people on his route.

Steve can’t stop the meters from running, but he can make sure you have the right amount in before you run off as he did Wednesday for one woman.

“Occasionally I’ll be in the right spot at the right time to be able to help somebody like that,” Steve says. “Always glad to do so.”

But in a job where Steve’s always on the clock, his time is running short.

Steve is retiring at the end of the week.

After that when it comes to the cold, Mother Nature can keep the change.

“I can pull the covers back over my head and go back to sleep,” Steve says. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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