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.
New to Lakota: School district adjusting to changes- New changes like further teachers cuts, shorter school days for high school and junior high students, a healthier food menu for students, a pilot program to see how personal wireless devices like cell phones could help in the educational process and an influx of new school principals were among the fresh topics in the school district, which opened for classes (grades 1-12) last Thursday.
West Chester ranked among the top 100 small cities – Money Magazine recently named West Chester as one of its best places to live in America. The publication ranked West Chester No. 97 in its top 100 list of small cities to live. It was the only city in Ohio to be recognized in the list.
The Fresh Market opens in West Chester- Instead of cutting a ribbon to signify the grand opening of its first Butler County Fresh Market, the company celebrated by cracking a wheel of parmesan last Wednesday morning. The celebration didn’t end with a crack of the cheese, as the new West Chester location, 7720 Voice of America Centre Drive, also featured chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store and had drawings for Fresh Market gift cards.
Notorious sex offender caught again – Sheila McLaughlin of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week that one of the region’s most notorious sex offenders was out of prison seven months when he was accused of exposing himself to children again. One incident, in 2005, took place at Kohl’s in West Chester.
Mikel Horton carries Firebirds past La Salle in opener- After the game, Lakota West junior running back Mikel Horton said he wasn’t tired and was ready to go another quarter. A bold statement for the 6-1, 225-pound Lakota East transfer, who just rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries in the 46-34 Lakota West win against La Salle late Saturday night in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.
Lakota East runs through Western Hills in opener – Senior running back Will Mahone rushed for three touchdowns in the first quarter, as the Thunderhawks cruised to a 42-7 season-opening win against Western Hills Friday night. In the first frame, Mahone scored on runs of 37, 2 and 27, as Lakota East jumped out to a 28-0 lead to begin the game.