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Butler County Title Office Receives LADR Status

The Butler County Clerk of Courts’ West Chester Title Office has been granted status as a Limited Authority Deputy Registrar (LADR). The newly ascribed LADR status enables the Title Office in West Chester to better accommodate its customers’ Titling and Registration needs. The new LADR functions are performed in conjunction with the Title Office’s existing titling services.

Some of the new services include: issuing vehicle registrations and ordering license plates for newly acquired vehicles; transferring vehicle registrations; Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections for vehicles obtained outside of Ohio; issuing temporary tags; and registering persons to vote.

Clerk of Courts Mary L. Swain is excited to provide these advanced services for the community and appreciates the cooperation of the BMV. Visit the Title Office at 4872 Union Centre Pavilion Drive, West Chester.

Save the Date – The Key Event, September 10

Unlock your generosity at the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s popular Key Event on September 10, beginning at Holiday Inn Centre Park in West Chester. More than 600 guests are expected at this unique event aimed at gathering support for the Community Grants Fund and Foundation operations. You are invited to kick-off the evening with a cocktail party including a live and silent auction and raffle. Receive a random key to unlock one of 30 doors, behind which are directions to one of 30 local homes that host guests for dinner. Travel to your host home to eat a five-star meal, prepared by one of 30 Cincinnati-area chefs that donate their time and talent for this fun evening of meeting new friends. Finish the night with live music and dancing. For information about sponsoring the 2016 Key Event, please contact Erin Clemons at 513.682.8062 or

Cincy Concierge Introduces Services to Local Area

Have you ever wished you had your own personal assistant to help tackle items from your to-do list? Cincy Concierge is now offering its services in West Chester and Liberty Township to help you be in more than one place at a time. As a full-service caretaking business, Cincy Concierge acts as a right-hand helper similar to what you find in a fine hotel. They can handle everyday errands such as picking up dry cleaning, groceries, and prescriptions, but they also do much more. These experts can help book your next vacation, get tickets for a special event, arrange for transportation, book a caterer, schedule your tee times and much more. Cincy Concierge can even house and pet sit while you’re away. If it’s on your list, Cincy Concierge can get it done. Cincy Concierge is now offering a special promotion for our readers, available in its ad on page 5.

Local Woman Celebrates 
100th Birthday

West Chester resident Ruth Fox celebrated a landmark birthday in June—she is 100 years old! Fox was born in Madisonville, Ohio, in 1916. She lost both of her parents at a young age and was raised by her maternal grandparents in Fosters, where she has memories of driving on the frozen Little Miami River during winters and swimming in it in summer. She graduated from Kings Mills High School in 1935 and married her sweetheart Michael Fox in 1937.

Across the years, Fox worked in a local beer garden, at the Lindner ice cream store (now United Dairy Farmers), with King Powder Company during World War II, at a dry cleaning business and as an Avon salesperson.

Fox celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. She is a loving Mom to Patti Alderson and her husband, Dick, and is a proud grandparent to Mandi and Shellie and their families, including seven great-grandchildren. Happy birthday, Ruth!

Five New Spots Opening Soon 
at Liberty Center

Liberty Center soon welcomes new tenants Homage, Talbots, Moochie & Co., Cooper’s Hawk and Cantina Laredo to its $350 million mixed-use complex in Liberty Township.

Homage gives shout-outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, politics and popular culture with clothing that tells stories, preserves the old school and creates new legacies.

Talbots offers classic American clothing styles with a modern twist for women.

The unique Moochie & Co. sells some of the best toys, treats, apparel and accessories for pets and their people.

Cooper’s Hawk, opening August 22, is an upscale casual dining restaurant with a full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.

Cantina Laredo offers modern Mexican cuisine with the true taste of authentic Mexican cooking. A first in Greater Cincinnati, it opens September 8.

New Academic Wing for MTCES

When the classroom doors swing open at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) on August 31, there will be a new academic wing ready to welcome students. MTCES finished construction on a new academic wing that will provide an extra classroom for every grade they service, kindergarten through eighth. In the 2016-2017 school year, they will add a new class of kindergarteners and first graders, then gradually add new classes for the higher grades over time. This expansion will help them accommodate many who have been on their wait list and also provide dedicated classroom spaces for specials. MTCES has been in Liberty Township since 1998 and is known for providing quality faith-based education in a small, family-like atmosphere.

VOA Museum Fundraiser A Success

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting’s “friend-raiser” concert June 4 in West Chester. Carmon DeLeon and his New Studio Big Band provided jazz and big band music for the evening. Former Bengal and songwriter Mike Reid shared the stage with DeLeon playing his popular country tunes. Guests enjoyed a reception, were delighted by the music and took private tours of the broadcasting station and museum. The concert was the first of a series of fundraisers to come. The Museum is open for visitors the third Saturday of each month, 1-4 p.m. For details or to support the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting, call 513.777.0027.