Photos of the 2011 Crazy Cardboard Regatta
To let West Chester and Liberty Township residents catch up with the news that they need to know, WestChesterBuzz.com will list and link to all of last week’s top local stories every Monday.
Homearama set for Liberty Township in 2013- The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati recently announced that Carriage Hill, a housing development in Liberty Township, would be the location for the next Homearama in 2013. In the 50-year history of Homearama, Butler County has hosted 10 home showcases. Last summer, the event in West Chester Township attracted more than 20,000 people.
Lakota junior high fall sports registration deadline looms – Students who want to participate in fall sports at the junior high level in the Lakota school district must register and pay fees by next Friday, June 29, which is more than two weeks earlier than the deadline last summer. Chris Passarge, Lakota’s executive director of business operations, said the date was moved up since there won’t be any staff members at the junior high buildings in July.
Lakota losing principals at high rate– Michael D. Clark of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that more than half of Lakota’s principals have left the school district in the last two years partially due to financial woes.
Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta set for July 14 – The third annual Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta is scheduled to set sail once again at Voice of America Park in West Chester Township July 14. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with racing beginning at noon. This year, all the profits from the event will go towards adding a handicapped accessible area to the VOA playground.
Aroldis Chapman’s signature attracts big crowd- It’s been a tough couple weeks for Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, but he clearly hasn’t lost any of the star power he earned in dominating hitters most in the season. As evidence, hundreds of Reds fans lined outside a West Chester sports memorabilia shop Thursday to get a glimpse and a rare autograph from Chapman.
Board of Elections recruiting poll workers for Nov. 6 – The Butler County Board of Elections has launched a local campaign, aimed to donate money to charities, churches and other organizations, in hope to recruit poll workers for the upcoming election Nov. 6.
Butler County hires administrator – Sheila McLaughlin reported on Thursday that Charles Young, the former Hamilton deputy city manager, was hired as Butler County’s new administrator. Without a hitch, and despite infighting over the appointment, commissioners unanimously gave Young the $125,000-a-year job.
West Chester to host World Choir Games concert – West Chester Township officials announced that there will be a Friendship Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, as part of the 2012 World Choir Games. The show will take place at The Square at Union Centre and is free to attend.