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 to open first Ohio location Sept. 17 – A spokesperson with Jack in the Box confirmed last Thursday that its first Ohio location will open in West Chester on Monday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. The company has targeted Cincinnati and plans on adding more locations based on the belief that local consumers are already aware of the fast food chain.
Another case of whooping cough reported at Lakota school – Twice last week, the Butler County Health Department emailed Lakota parents, alerting them that a student had been diagnosed with Pertussis, which is more commonly known as whooping cough. On Tuesday, the email, which was also sent out in a letter, said a student from Lakota West High School had been diagnosed with the disease. Then on Thursday, the email alerted parents of a student at Endeavor Elementary.
Lakota East’s Spark Magazine is taking subscriptions – The award-winning Spark Magazine, run by students at Lakota East High School for the past 21 years, is currently accepting subscribers through Sept. 14. Through the years, Spark has covered topics that range from Lakota’s financial struggles to racial profiling.
Chamber changes speaker for Sept. 11 luncheon – Thomas Boat, dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs, will replace previously scheduled speaker Santa Jeremy Ono at this month’s West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber Alliance’s luncheon on Tuesday. Ono, who began serving as UC’s president after Greg Williams’ sudden resignation Aug. 21, canceled to participate in meetings in Columbus that day, according to Boat.
The Spicy Olive opens in West Chester – Shauna Steigerwald of The Cincinnati Enquirer writes about The Spicy Olive, newly opened in West Chester, where customers can sample fresh olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars before they buy them.
11 years and heart transplant later, she’s a normal little girl – John Johnston of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported last week on Asia Werner, who recently won 11 medals at the Transplant Games of America and had a heart transplant in December of 2000. Without the donated heart, Asia, who was born with multiple heart defects, likely would have died within days, the doctor who performed the surgery said.
‘Game changer’ development coming to Liberty Twp. – Sheila McLaughlin of The Cincinnati Enquirer provided an update on Liberty Town Square, the $300 million retail, office, entertainment and residential project – the largest development to hit Butler County. The opening for the destination has been pushed back to spring 2015 from fall of 2014.