February 2020 Around Town

Five Lakota Schools Receive ODE Momentum Award Lakota Local Schools, including five individual schools within the district, has received the Ohio Department of Education’s Momentum Award for 2019. Additionally, two schools received both the All A Award and Overall A Award. This annual recognition is given to districts or schools for exceeding expectations in student … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Lakota West Band Makes it to BOA Semi Final For the first time in Lakota West Band history, the 2019 Lakota West Band made their debut in the Semi-Finals at the Bands of America Grand National Championship. The event was held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. They were among 38 bands chosen for the semi-finals … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Liberty Township Wins SAFER grant The Liberty Township Fire Department (LTFD) has been awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The grant will reimburse $1.36 million over the next three years for the additional staffing of nine new full-time Firefighter/EMT positions. With the grant, the … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Vote for Readers’ Choice Awards Voting for the third annual West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards begins on November 1. We’re looking for your favorite picks across multiple categories, including food and beverages, services, medical, recreation, shopping and more. Readers nominated their favorite businesses, and the top nominees are now part of the final … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

2019 Home Expo The 3rd annual Home Expo at Carriage Hill is set for October 19th from 10am-4pm. This free community event is presented by West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle and Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle. The Home Expo begins in the Terry Gatehouse at 5116 Carriage House Blvd, near the main entrance to Carriage Hill … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

West Chester Gets New Logo and Brand West Chester Township rolled out a new logo and brand in August which speaks to the community’s many strengths and amenities that afford residents and businesses valuable opportunities and a high quality of life. The investment is part of a larger effort to enhance communication and refresh the look and feel … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Seeking Readers to Spotlight  Do you know someone in this community who goes above and beyond to give back in the West Chester & Liberty area? Do you know a local resident who has conquered a unique challenge and has a great story to tell? Do you have a holiday recipe with a great family … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Emery FCU Celebrates 80 Years of Service With a location right here in Liberty Township, Emery Federal Credit Union is celebrating 80 years of being in business. Emery is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative, known for being “your credit union with heart” here in the Greater Cincinnati area. Chartered in 1939 to serve employees of … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Tenth Annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta Registration Open The MetroParks of Butler County presents the 10th Annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Voice of America MetroPark. Do you think you have what it takes? Sign your team up to build your own cardboard boat and join … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Lyons & Lyons Adds Attorney West Chester law firm Lyons & Lyons Law recently announced the addition of a new attorney to their firm: Kathleen W. Adams. Kathleen provides personalized legal guidance for individuals and families in transition and handles all aspects of domestic relations and elder law, including pre-marital agreements, divorce, adoption, child custody/support … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month “Teens learn risky driving habits from parents,” says a recent insurance study. Distractions inside and outside of the auto can be dangerous, especially to inexperienced drivers. Butler County Safe Communities encourages parents to discuss the expectations of their young driver(s) behind the wheel, but, more importantly, to model … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Chamber Alliance Hosts Annual Dinner and Awards The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance will host their Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner on March 29. This year’s event is celebrating Liberty Way: A Decade of Promise and Progress. This annual event provides Chamber members and guests with networking opportunities as they celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments and … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Register Your Business As Exhibitor at Lakota Summer Fun Fair Lakota will be holding its seventh annual Summer Fun Fair in March. The fair is a great way for parents to learn about the many local businesses and nonprofit organizations who provide summer programming for students in grades K-12. Vendors range from summer camps, learning centers … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

WCPD SWAT Earned Top Awards at International Training Competition The West Chester Police Department SWAT team recently earned major accolades for its tactical training and professionalism among fellow law enforcement agencies from around the globe. West Chester SWAT received top marks at the 2018 SWAT Round-Up International in Orlando, Florida, taking home the gold for … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Two New Treatment Options at Center for Foot Care Liberty Township’s Center for Foot Care is offering two new, innovative treatment options. Dermal fillers can be used to replace lost fat pads in the heel or ball of the foot. This treatment repairs frequent common degenerative changes that happen to feet over time. Loss of … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Lakota Seeking Internships for Students One of Lakota Local Schools’ goals is to prepare all students for their future by getting them to be college-, career- and innovation-ready. Lakota is committed to partnering with area businesses to offer students real world learning experiences through internships, project based learning, expert visitors, tours and more. This approach … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Lakota Strives to Increase Student Access to Mental Health Services A new partnership between Lakota Local Schools and MindPeace will increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare this school year. MindPeace is a nonprofit that connects its network of professional mental health providers with schools. Their model involves a needs assessment in … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Lakota West Senior Elected VP to National Organization Amitoj Kaur, a senior at Lakota West High School, has been elected the 2018-2019 National Vice President of Membership of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Kaur was one of 10 national officers elected during the 2018 National Leadership Conference this past summer. Being elected … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Shiver Security Systems Donates K9 Shiver Security Systems has donated another K9 through The Matt Haverkamp Foundation. Rexo, a 17-month-old German Shephard will be donated to Drug Strike Force, which is a task force committed to making Northern Kentucky a safer community through aggressive investigation of drug traffickers and by providing training and educational resources … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Local Residents Set Records in Flying Pig In May’s issue we featured Lakota West senior Ali Hausfeld, who was preparing to break a Guinness World Record in Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Half Marathon by completing the fastest half marathon run in an emoji costume. Hausfeld’s record time of 1:59:15 will be verified by Guinness later this … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Thank You to Photo Location Partners Behind every great photo shoot is a great location. The May women’s issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle was shot at the Holiday Inn Centre Park and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Union Centre. We greatly appreciate their efforts in making the photo shoot a success. JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com The men … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

New Playground at Keehner Park A new playground has come to town. Located on the east side of Keehner Park, near the basketball/tennis courts and ball fields, the new playground broke ground in early 2018. The playground includes four slides, monkey bars, a climbing pole, a balance beam and an “Xcelerator” spinning feature designed for … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

The Power of the Purse (POP) Fund is a women's giving circle dedicated to strengthening the community by providing grant funds to non-profit organizations serving the interests of women and girls. Members of POP seek to educate and inspire others and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy. 

March 2018 Around Town

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…

February 2018 Around Town

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle’s annual “Women to Watch” issue will be out in May, but before we can publish the much-anticipated issue, we need your nominations. Know of a great woman in West Chester or Liberty Township who is making waves in the community through philanthropy, business, education, arts, sports or another avenue? Tell us about her, and she…

January 2018 Around Town

West Chester Police Department’s K9 officers, Ciro and Blek, have each received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ciro and Blek’s vests are sponsored by Vikki Johnston of West Chester and are embroidered with the sentiment, “Bless and protect this K9 and their partner.”

December 2017 Around Town

Shooters Sports Grill in Liberty Township opened in October, and is the second of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati market. Located in front of the Carriage Hill neighborhood, Shooters Sports Grill offers a beautiful outdoor lakeside setting for casual family dining and an energetic sports atmosphere complemented by their famous dry-rubbed wings and many delicious dishes for the entire…

November 2017 Around Town

The 17th class of Leadership 21 began in September, with 30 local leaders prepared to learn and service our community for 2017/2018. Leadership 21 is a West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of leadership along the I-75 Growth Corridor and within the communities of West Chester and Liberty Townships.

October 2017 Around Town

Reach Out Lakota recently celebrated a new clothing department expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony in August. Staff, volunteers, donors and local leaders all convened at Reach Out Lakota for the official expansion dedication, funded in part by the West Chester/Liberty Community Foundation in 2014. The expansion was completed in late 2016 and has given the clothing department much needed…

September 2017 Around Town

The nominations are in and the inaugural West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards season is in full swing. We want to know your favorites! Go online to vote for your favorite local businesses in more than 40 categories from September 1-30. Winners will be announced in the December issue later this year. WestChesterandLibertyLifestyle.com

August 2017 Around Town

Lakota West Junior Trey Small recently received a Gold Medal award and recognition at the Scholastic Art & Writing Award National Ceremony held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Art and Writing awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth in the visual and literary arts. The award…

July 2017 Around Town

Two of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School’s (MTCES) Stock Market Game teams won first and second place among all middle school teams in the state of Ohio. First place team Bubble Guppy advanced to the Portfolio Challenge at the University of Cincinnati where they won and received an all-expense paid trip to New York City.

June 2017 Around Town

Did you know that every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s in the United States? A progressive neuro-degenerative brain disease, Alzheimer’s steals not only memory but judgment, identity, the ability to think, plan—and ultimately life itself. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month (ABAM), an opportunity to join a global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

May 2017 Around Town

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Aylin Isik was chosen as the The Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. As the new Youth of the Year…

April 2017 Around Town

Around 160 Butler County children are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Volunteer or donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County and you will change area children’s lives for the better, forever. Almost 70 percent of all Littles said their Bigs played a role in their decision to pursue higher education. Around 80…

March 2017 Around Town

Boy Scout Troop 947 of West Chester set a new record in the Fort Hamilton District of Dan Beard Council in 2016, with 12 boys earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Nationally, only 4% of Boy Scouts are granted this rank.…

February 2017 Around Town

Northern Cincinnati’s premier “eatertainment” district at the Streets of West Chester recently broke ground for several new restaurants and stores near Topgolf and Main Event. Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant was the first tenant to commit to the new project. Chuy’s will build a freestanding restaurant which will mark its fourth location in the region.

January 2017 Around Town

Seven local women were honored on November 18 at the West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance’s annual Women of Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala. Through their careers or volunteerism, these women have enhanced business, education, culture, philanthropy, and provided outstanding service to our region. The honorees included Tina Cartwright, Jimmie Lee Cheek, Kerry Hendel, Sheila A. Mixon, Dr. Sharon Phillips,…

December 2016 Around Town

There is a new spot in town for all the water-loving little ones in your life. Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages four months to 12-years-old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes, shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently…

November 2016 Around Town

Full Throttle Indoor Karting is hosting a 24-hour race from November 12-13 to support Racing4Vets, a Cincinnati non-profit organization that races to raise awareness and support for combat-injured military veterans. During the event 16 teams will race against each other and a team of veterans. The event will feature 12 hours of racing on the Adrenaline Rush Super Track and…

October 2016 Around Town

Leadership 21 is a West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of leadership along the I-75 Growth Corridor and within the communities of West Chester and Liberty Townships.

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The hills are alive! Join the Community First Solutions Trips and Travel program for an entertaining evening at the theater. Enjoy the show without the worry of driving and parking downtown. The cost is $75 and includes your ticket to the show as well as transportation to and from the theater. For additional 
information and to RSVP call Nancy Fetters,…

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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…

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VFW Post 7696 in West Chester held an Open House on May 26. Members, visitors and their families enjoyed coffee, red-white-and-blue cookies and brats and metts cooked on their new grill, gifted to the post by the Ladies Auxiliary. A licensed physical therapist was also on-site, offering therapeutic massage. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is committed to the U.S. military,…

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Liberty Township, in collaboration with Duke Energy, held a special Earth Day Celebration to plant seven new trees on April 22. Each year, Duke Energy celebrates Earth Day with Greater Cincinnati communities. Liberty Township was selected as a partner community for their 2016 Earth Day celebration. Four Autumn Blaze and three October Glory trees were planted in the Township’s Dudley…

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Gallery Veronique will now accept home and office consultations in West Chester and Liberty Townships, giving an opportunity for area residents to enjoy a full service gallery with try-at-home convenience. Their services include customized research to find the perfect artwork for their client’s décor and style preferences. Veronique has operated and owned Gallery Veronique for 21 years, located at The…

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West Chester Chiropractic Center has been a staple for quality chiropractic care in our community since 1989. Dr. Katherine Schneider, who has been with the practice for 7 years, was named one of Cincinnati’s Top Chiropractors in 2015. This fall, the team welcomed Michael Hekler, D.C., to the practice. Hekler knew from an early age that he wanted to become…

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YMCA Camp Campbell Gard, part of the Great Miami Valley YMCA, recently received a $40,000 matching grant for a Nature Center expansion. YMCA Camp Campbell Gard offers outdoor educational programming each Spring and Fall. Based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), YMCA Camp Campbell Gard teaches nearly 1,800 Tri-State elementary school students each year. The grant will lengthen the…

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EDGE Teen Center, a non-profit organization located near Lakota East High School, provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for teenagers in Liberty Township during the after-school hours of 2:30-6 p.m. EDGE is soon launching its “Fishbowl Series,” a weekly 30-minute small group conversation between an adult moderator and a group of teenagers on topics of interest to teens. EDGE…

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Liberty Township held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in November to celebrate its new temporary office location at 7162 Liberty Centre Drive, Suite A. The new location is an increase of 1500 square feet and provides additional offices, increased storage and conference space, and a more functional working environment. Aging mechanics and a dated septic system at the Township’s…