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.
Lottery winner inspires P&G to donate toilet paper – Lottery winner Regina Jackson told The Buzz this month that she would really like to donate a truckload of toilet paper to Reach Out Lakota, a nonprofit organization that once helped her. Not knowing the best way to buy large amounts of the product, Jackson decided that she would donate cash from her $1 million prize from the Ohio Lottery New Year’s Raffle, which she will receive in February. Upon hearing Jackson’s story, Procter & Gamble was inspired to donate 5,000 rolls in her name.
Sheriff Jones: Put armed retired officers in schools- Butler County school days may soon include armed substitute teachers watching over students under a proposal that is the first of its kind in Ohio, Michael D. Clark of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week. Under the plan announced last Thursday by Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, retired police officers could volunteer to be trained to work in schools as substitute teachers – teaching in any of the county’s 10 school districts or private schools.
Lakota school board president won’t seek re-election – Newly appointed Lakota school board president Joan Powell announced last Monday night that she wouldn’t be running for her seat this fall. She is one of Greater Cincinnati’s longest tenured board members. The 16-year board veteran first took office in 1998 and her tenure on the board coincided with Lakota’s booming student population that has seen the Butler County district become the second largest in Southwest Ohio and the eighth largest in the state.
Liberty Twp. family learns valuable lessons on ‘Supernanny’- Jay Zurlinden was losing a grip on his family. In August, Jay, 32, a professional wrestler from Liberty Township, was to marry Cassie Britton, 25, and officially welcome her 6-year-old son Brayden into his family, which consisted of three children of his own: Gabrielle, 11, Kylie, 10, and Jayden, 6. Deborah Tillman, the host of Lifetime’s “America’s Supernanny: Family Lockdown,” answered Jay’s call for help. The episode featuring the Zurlindens aired last Tuesday night.
Tri-County Heating and Cooling delivers donated coats – Tri-County Heating and Cooling recently delivered items collected during its Spread the Warmth campaign to Reach Out Lakota. The company collected winter coats and accessories this past November and December. Tri-County Heating and Cooling collected 74 jackets, 8 scarves, 15 hats, and 18 pairs of gloves for Reach Out Lakota. In addition, they are also donating $2,000 to the organization.
West Chester police chase ends in crash, arrest- A police chase from West Chester to Monroe with speeds exceeding 100 mph ended in a crash with injuries and an arrest overnight Tuesday. The driver and suspect, Trevon Broomfield, 21, was taken to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, according to West Chester police. The pursuit began about 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday when police said they received a report of a 2005 Nissan Sentra stolen from a residence.
Christ Hospital opens location in Liberty Township – The Christ Hospital Health Network opened a new location last Tuesday in Liberty Township at 7335 Yankee Road, located near the Liberty Way Exchange at I-75 and just off Butler County Veterans Highway (State Route 129). This new location offers access to outpatient heart and vascular care including a cardiovascular testing center and The Christ Hospital Physicians – Ohio Heart & Vascular.
Dates changed for the Weightlifting National Championships - USA Weightlifting officials changed the dates for the 2013 USA Weightlifting National Championships, which will be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester. The event will be held Aug. 2-4, instead of the previously scheduled dates of July 25-28. USA Weightlifting provided photo. The date change was made in late December, but was reported by the Buzz last week.
Lakota East junior OL Jarrett LaRubbio adds offer – Lakota East junior offensive lineman Jarrett LaRubbio was offered by Kent State last Wednesday, according to Lakota East coach Rick Haynes. Haynes also told Mike Dyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer that Michigan was at Lakota East High School on Wednesday and is interested in LaRubbio.