Nominate a Heroic Man

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle’s annual “Great Guys” issue will be out in June, as a follow-up to our women’s issue in May. But before we can publish, we need your nominations. Know of a great guy in West Chester or Liberty Township who is making waves in the community through philanthropy, education, arts, sports or another avenue? Tell us about him, and he just might be featured in the June issue.

To nominate an amazing man, please email the editor: Please include his name, brief bio and/or reason for his nomination, along with his contact information. Be sure to check out the “Great Guys” issue in a few months!

Fire Department Unveils New Badge Design

The Liberty Township Fire Department (LTFD) recently announced the creation of a new department badge. The department badge is the result of a department-wide contest, with the finalists being voted on by the members of the department.

Fire Chief Ethan Klussman says when he came on board, the team encouraged a new badge design. “It was a really fun experience and we received about 75% participation from the department,” Klussman says. The winning design was created by part-time firefighter Brian Mariano, and will be featured on all LTFD uniforms and vehicles.

New Foot Care Technologies

As spring approaches, don’t let a foot or leg injury prevent you from getting back outside. Liberty Township’s Center for Foot Care has two cutting-edge technologies to heal injuries without surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections utilize blood from the arm to heal injured areas. This concentrated dose of the patient’s own platelets into the center of the injury helps it heal faster with no pain after the treatment. Dr. Kris Titko at Center for Foot Care uses this technique on patients who experience plantar fasciitis, tendon tears, ankle sprains, tendinitis, overuse injuries and sports injuries, and has a near perfect patient satisfaction with this procedure.

For patients experiencing arthritis, Stem Cell Injection Technology injects stem cells into an area that is degenerated or injured, actually promoting the regeneration of tissue health. Dr. Titko has seen a 95% success rate with this technology in improving patients’ comfort without the need for costly or time-consuming surgery. If you’re experiencing foot or leg pain, the innovative answer may lie right here in Liberty Township.

West Chester Hospital Ranked Among Top 5% of Hospitals for Clinical Outcomes

UC Health’s West Chester Hospital received the Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. This is the third consecutive year that West Chester Hospital has received the award. The distinction recognizes West Chester Hospital as being within the top five percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Two New Shops Join Donut Trail

Ohio’s popular Butler County Donut Trail has officially expanded to 12 donut shops. The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) has welcomed Holtman’s Donuts West Chester and The Donut House in Beckett Ridge to the popular Donut Trail. Additionally, in celebration of the third year of the Donut Trail, the BCVB released its official 2018 t-shirt, designed by Alice Jacobs of Hamilton. Since the Donut Trail’s creation in 2016, nearly 9,000 people from 44 states and 9 countries have completed the Donut Trail bringing $1 million in economic impact into Butler County Ohio annually.

Luxury Pet Hotel Opening in 
West Chester

Soon there will be a new luxury pet hotel that’s of a different breed! The Fetchington Luxury Pet Hotel, a small boutique-style pet hotel and daycare will open in April. The Fetchington is converting an early 1900’s house into the pet hotel and will feature 16 custom-built suites—no prefab kennels. Each indoor suite features tiled walls and orthopedic beds where your dog can feel at home—even when they aren’t. By limiting the number of dogs they care for, the Fetchington team can unleash their full attention on every dog. Whether you’re looking for a loving place for your dog to stay during your travels or simply need a few hours of stimulating daycare, The Fetchington promises a unique experience that is very different from other kennels. The special pet hotel is now accepting reservations and will open in April at 8825 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. 513-847-8197.

2018-19 School Year Changes 
At Lakota

Many families within Lakota Local Schools will see changes in the 2018-19 school year, whether it’s the school they attend, technology they use or daily class structure. All-day kindergarten will now be offered to all students next year, eliminating the lottery system. Half-day kindergarten will still be offered by request. Lakota will house grades K-2 at the early childhood schools (ECS) and grades 3-6 at the elementary schools. Heritage and Hopewell elementary schools will become early childhood schools to accommodate the all-day kindergarten needs, thus Lakota will now have eight elementary schools and six early childhood schools.

The early childhood and elementary schools will participate in year-round daily specials. A pilot program introducing 1:1 devices at junior high schools will further support personalized learning for students, followed by the Lakota high schools once the program has proven successful. To learn more about these changes or to check your attendance boundary, go online.

PureMD Medspa Now Offering CoolSculpting®

Liberty Township’s PureMD Medspa in Liberty Center is now offering the world’s #1 non-invasive fat removal treatment. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat without surgery or downtime. Dr. Suresh Gupta at PureMD and his staff of trained doctors and nurses can custom-tailor a treatment option designed just for you. With a 95% patient satisfaction rating, CoolSculpting® may be your answer to that unwanted fat. Call PureMD to schedule a personal consultation 513.777.8282.

Change for Charity

Throughout March and April, the Bold + Brave Kids Foundation will be the parking charity honoree of the Liberty Center Foundation’s Change for Charity program, where a portion of parking meter proceeds at Liberty Center benefit local nonprofits. Bold + Brave Kids Foundation has a mission of providing a comfortable home away from home for families who bring their children for cancer treatment at the Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center.

At Liberty Center, there are 204 parking meters which contribute to benefiting Bold + Brave Kids. Every two months a new charity from the local community benefits from this foundation.

New Homesites in Carriage Hill

Carriage Hill, located on SR 747 in Liberty Township, recently completed 25 new homesites in The Enclave by M/I Homes. These homesites are located in the maintenance-free Cypress Village of Carriage Hill, where snow removal and lawn care are provided as part of the monthly HOA fee. These beautiful sites are nestled near the Carriage Hill Commons Village area and the community 12-acre park and lakes, with easy access to the Terry Gatehouse (adults-only clubhouse) for residents of Carriage Hill.  Look for the new M/I Homes model home opening late spring on Winners Circle Drive.

Three New Chamber Board Members, Including Lifestyle Publisher

The West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance, the region’s third largest Chamber of Commerce, welcomed three new members to their Board of Directors in February. The three new board members include Michelle Moody, publisher of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, Matt Miller, superintendent of Lakota Local Schools, and John P. Scott, Program Manager in Community Relations at Cincinnati Children’s.

“We are pleased to welcome Matt Miller, Michelle Moody and John Scott as new Chamber Board of Directors,” shares Joe Hinson, President & CEO of the West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance. “As recognized leaders in our region, they will complement our other Board Members, and are welcomed additions to our Chamber Team. We look forward to their years of participation and support of The Chamber Alliance.” Chamber Alliance represents the interests of over 750 member businesses
from Northern Kentucky to Dayton. Congratulations to the three new board members!