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.
Jack in the Box opens first Ohio location – Southern-California based Jack in the Box opened its first Ohio location in West Chester last Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and special giveaways. People lined up to be among those first in line, while others created a traffic jam trying to get in line for the drive-thru.
Is Lady Liberty mascot considered a sign? – Is the Lady Liberty mascot that waves customers into Liberty Tax Service considered a sign? Sheila McLaughlin of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week that West Chester Township thinks it is. The business’ owner says that’s bunk. And a man familiar with signage issues nationwide says he has never heard of such a dispute.
‘High-end’ apartments coming to Union Centre in West Chester? – Two proposed apartment developments, with rents greater than $1,200 per month, will be presented to the West Chester Zoning Commission next month for consideration. Both proposed developments are aimed at appealing to couples and individuals who choose to rent rather than own. Furthermore, both properties will be within walking distance of restaurants, retail and other amenities, as well as some of West Chester’s biggest employers.
Focus13 Learning Center opens in Olde West Chester – Former intervention and reading specialist Thomas Spotts grew tired of teaching students to tests. Instead of helping the school district achieve better scores, Spotts decided that he would much rather help children become better students. That was his reasoning for leaving teaching after 25 years in different school districts throughout Ohio to open the Focus13 Learning Center in Olde West Chester.
Butler County child services leader replaced – Sheila McLaughlin reported last Thursday that Butler County Commissioners appointed a new leader to manage the children services agency after social workers were accused of ignoring calls that a 12-year-old Middletown girl was being locked in a basement.
Lakota West guard Ali Barnes nets a pair of collegiate offers – Lakota West senior guard Ali Barnes recently netted offers to play college basketball at Findlay and Saginaw Valley State, according to Lakota West head coach Sean Van Winkle. Barnes has already received an offer from Fairmont State and recently visited Lake Erie College. He also has received interest from Eastern Kentucky.