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.
John Boehner re-elected as Speaker of the House – Republican John Boehner was re-elected as Speaker of the House last week after a tense roll call vote in which a handful of GOP lawmakers voted for someone else. It was a far different scene that his first election to Speaker, when he received unanimous GOP support. It was also a clear signal of the rocky path forward for the West Chester Republican.
AMC buys Rave Cinemas in West Chester – AMC Entertainment Inc., which owns movie theaters in Hamilton and Newport, is purchasing the Rave Cinemas in West Chester, a spokesman confirmed Friday. The theater, officially called West Chester 18, is located just off Interstate 75 at The Streets of West Chester (Union Center Boulevard exit). It will continue to be run by Rave Cinemas LLC until Jan. 17.
What was the biggest West Chester story in 2012? – WestChesterBuzz.com counted down the area’s top 12 stories of 2012 in December and posted the list last Monday, Dec. 31. What do you think should have been the top local story of the year?
Wallet stolen from Bob Evans in West Chester – Crime Stoppers released information last Wednesday that a victim had their wallet stolen from Bob Evans on Dudley Drive in West Chester on Dec. 22. The victim’s credit cards were later used at Home Depot, Walgreens and Walmart to purchase gift cards.
Jordan Hicks’ attorney: No sexual assault occurred – An attorney representing one of the two Texas football players suspended before the Alamo Bowl says a sexual assault allegation against his client is “completely false.” Perry Minton said in a written statement that linebacker Jordan Hicks (Lakota West graduate) “vehemently asserts” the conduct under investigation by San Antonio police was “consensual by everyone involved.”
Menchie’s sponsors food drive for Reach Out Lakota – Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Reach Out Lakota this month, the charity announced last week. Customers can bring in food items, Jan. 7-20, which will be donated to Reach Out Lakota to help stock their food pantry during the winter months.
Liberty Township adopts 2013 budget – Declining federal and state dollars won’t deter Liberty Township officials from balancing their budget this year, Sue Kiesewetter reported last week for The Cincinnati Enquirer. With revenues estimated at $19.7 million and expenses projected at $19.8 million, officials are confident that through careful spending they won’t have to dip into reserves to balance this year’s budget.
Kentucky offers Lakota West running back Mikel Horton – Lakota West junior Mikel Horton received an offer from Kentucky on Friday, according to his high school head coach Larry Cox. Horton, who rushed for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns on 202 carries this past fall, also has an offer from Indiana.
Lakota East rallies late to defuse Rockets – Lakota East freshman Sam Rodgers led the Thunderhawks on a remarkable comeback to defeat McNicholas 57-53 last Thursday. Lakota East trailed 39-25 with just more than eight minutes to play before sending the game into overtime and eventually prevailing.