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.
Superintendents’ benefits are best in class- Denise Amos of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week that after Ohio cut nearly $2 billion from public-school budgets over the last two years, districts throughout the state cut hundreds of teaching jobs and froze teacher salaries. Many superintendents and treasurers also froze their salaries, sharing in the pain. However, many top school executives received perks in compensation packages that most other educators don’t receive and that many in private business don’t get.
Liberty Township fire rating upgraded – Sue Kiesewetter reported last week for The Cincinnati Enquirer that Liberty Township’s fire rating has been upgraded by two categories by the Insurance Services Office. Effective Oct. 1 the township will be rated at a fire protection class 4, up from the class 6 rating it now holds. The ratings are oftentimes a factor in the premium structure of many insurance providers.
Field trips might as well be ancient history- Michael D. Clark reported last week that no one saw it coming at the time, but when then-President George W. Bush came to Butler County in 2002 to sign the historic No Child Left Behind act, he also signed the death warrant for many school field trips.
Early voting has begun – Last Tuesday was the first day Ohioans could vote. In effort to help voters, Cincinnati.com has everything you need to know to help you vote – plus some cool fun stuff, too.
Sycamore shuts down Lakota East in 28-7 win– Many in the region considered it to be the game of week, Lakota East however couldn’t beat out Greater Miami Conference opponent Sycamore – losing 28-7 Friday night.
Humana adding 200 jobs in West Chester, Springdale – Cliff Peale reported last week that Humana’s mail-order pharmacy service is hiring 200 new jobs in the region’s northern reaches. The pharmacist, pharmacy tech, inventor management and shipping jobs will be at the West Chester distribution center and Springdale offices of RightSource, which is operated by Humana.