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.
Menchie’s to open West Chester location next month – West Chester will have Greater Cincinnati’s second Menchie’s frozen yogurt location when it opens at 8177 Princeton-Glendale Road sometime in August. Owner and operator Jim Hach estimated last Tuesday that the store will open in mid-to-late August.
No Lakota junior high sports will be canceled this fall – Chris Passarge, Lakota’s executive director of business operations, told WestChesterBuzz last week that not a single junior high sport will be canceled this fall due to low participation numbers. The school district is still accepting athletes who register and pay fees by Aug. 1.
Lakota approves $40K ‘Community Conversation’ – The Lakota Board of Education approved a $40,000 contract last Monday with Citizens for Civic Renewal for a program called “Community Conversation” that will focus on community engagement. The board approved the program despite not having two of its five members in attendance. The contract begins July 17, 2012 and ends July 31, 2013.
Lakota appoints community relations consultant – The Lakota Board of Education, minus two of its five board members, unanimously approved the hiring of Randy Oppenheimer last Monday as a consultant to fill its open community relations position. Oppenheimer was approved by the school board Monday on the recommendation of Superintendent Karen Mantia, who was absent from the board meeting due to a death in the family.
Crazy Cardboard Regatta entertains thousands – According to MetroParks of Butler County officials, the third annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta at Voice of America Park on Saturday attracted thousands for the second straight year. The park system announced the attendance and estimated funds collected for “Paddle with a Purpose” last Tuesday.
Ex-Bengal’s daughter garnering collegiate interest – Despite not playing volleyball until her freshman year, Lakota West junior Gabby Blados is already attracting the attention of recruiters from some of the biggest college conferences in the country.
Boehner releases statement on tragedy in Colorado – Speaker of the House and West Chester resident John Boehner released a statement last Friday morning in response to the tragedy that took place during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie.
Lakota footballers make local list of ‘players to watch’ – Cincinnati Enquirer recruiting reporter Mike Dyer mentioned four Lakota West football players among those to watch this season in the classes of 2013 and 2014. The only Lakota West senior mentioned in Dyer’s list of “50 area football players to watch in the 2013 class” was offensive lineman Kyle Meadows, who was ranked No. 5 among the list of athletes from throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.