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.Van crashes into Taco Bell – The driver who plowed into the Taco Bell at 8126 Princeton-Glendale Road in West Chester Township last Tuesday afternoon is being charged with having an open container. However, police say they believe the accident was caused by a medical condition and not because of alcohol.
Baseball complex gets sponsor – Performance Automotive recently agreed to purchase the field naming rights at the West Chester Baseball Complex. The youth baseball facility’s management group was given permission by the township in April to seek a sponsor. The three-year deal will help offset the operating and maintenance costs of the four ball parks.Prosecutor violates records act - Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser violated the Ohio Public Records Act when he withheld a 911 tape involving a 2012 Father’s Day killing from The Enquirer and a judge was wrong when he sealed the tape, the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals ruled last week. Now Gmoser has been ordered to pay the maximum allowable $1,000 in statutory damages to The Enquirer, as well as its court costs. Gmoser escaped having to pay The Enquirer’s attorney fees.
West gets new AD – The Lakota school district recently announced that Scott Kaufman, the athletic director at Wyoming High School, will join the administrative team at Lakota East serving as an assistant principal and also as athletic director. Last week, the school officials tweaked that announcement, saying Kaufman will serve at those positions at Lakota West instead of Lakota East.
VOA Park sports complex seeks funds – At 435 acres, Voice of America MetroPark off Cox Road is the flagship of the Butler County system and one of the newest parks in the region. Millions are being spent on it to build a $24 million athletic complex that is counted on to draw regional and national tournaments from the eastern United States and to pump an estimated $26 million a year into the local economy by five years after the full complex is up and running.