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.
West Chester neighbors want to stop Kroger – A Kroger Marketplace could be coming to West Chester Township, and not everyone is happy about it. Tom Eggert and his neighbors on Wethersfield Drive have lined their street and the corner of Tylersville Road and Princeton-Glendale Road (State Route 747), near where the proposed Kroger would be built, with lawn signs that read “StopKroger.com.”
Lakota West downs Withrow in Royal 8 Hardwood Classic – Lakota West completed an impressive weekend of work by beating Withrow 69-56 last Monday night in the championship game of the inaugural LaRosa’s Royal 8 Hardwood Classic at Fairfield. The Firebirds, unranked in Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll heading into the tourament, got 49 points from the guard trio of Ali Barnes, Tyler Williams and Malik Grove to hand the then-ranked No. 4 Tigers just their second loss in 14 games this season.
Photos of the MLK march in West Chester – A group braved the elements and participated at the March for Unity in Our Community in West Chester last Monday afternoon. The march is held every year to honor of Martin Luther King Day. Photos were taken by Adam Kiefaber of WestChesterBuzz.com.
For the first time Beckett Park has ice skating – for now - Owen and Harper Hodgett made use of the ice rink at Beckett Park in West Chester Thursday. The man-made water feature has been allowed to freeze naturally for ice skating. This is the first time temperatures have permitted skating. The water feature was part of $2.09 million upgrade of the park, which was finished in late June.
West Chester to host Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships – The Butler County Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the Miami University Water Ski club and Lotta Watta announced last Thursday afternoon that it has been awarded the 2013 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, which will be held June 29-30 at Voice of America Park in West Chester. The two-day event will feature 100 of the nation’s top junior water ski athletes under the age of 21.
Lottery winner’s story inspires toilet paper donation – It wasn’t quite a truckload of toilet paper, but it was enough to satisfy Regina Jackson. Jackson, who recently won $1 million from the Ohio Lottery New Year’s Raffle, told the Enquirer earlier this month that she wanted to buy a truck full of toilet paper with her recent winnings. Upon hearing Jackson’s story, Procter & Gamble was inspired to donate 5,000 rolls in her name.
Bella Vino Wine Merchants & Bar opens – Bella Vino Wine Merchants & Bar, a wine shop and wine bar in Springboro, opened a second location in West Chester last week. Bella Vino purchased Little Sonoma Wine Shop and opened a few doors down at 6064 West Chester Road.
Enlisted West Chester woman ‘wants to go to war’ – Krista Ramsey of The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about a Lakota West senior who is thrilled about last Thursday’s announcement by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, allowing women in combat. The West Chester teenager completed some of her training last summer and will leave for more a few weeks after her high school graduation in June. She plans to be in the military for at least 20 years.