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B2 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL FOCUS Meadow Ridge Area, 5101 Circle Parkway, Middletown HAMILTON Appealsboa­rd Formore informatio­n, visit www.YourMetroP­arks.net , call 513-867-5835, or email info@yourmetrop­arks.net. The City ofHamilton Nuisance Appeals Board will hold a meeting at 4 p. m. Thursday in council chambers, 345 High St. Formore informatio­n, call 513-785-7201. CONTRIBUTE­D WARRENCOUN­TY MHRBmeetin­g STAFF REPORT Mental Health Recovery BoardServi­ngWarren& Clinton Counties (MHRB) Linkage Committee will hold its meetingat5:30p.m. Wednesday, via video/conference call. Participan­ts are to join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone at https://us02web.zoom.us/ j/8154502290­8?pwd=ZE8xczFZcV­RtaExEcXgy­MjBub0FZdz­09 or dial in using a phone at 312-626-6799, and identify that you are on the call. Use the following to join themeeting; Meeting ID: 815 4502 2908Passco­de: 214230. MHRB Serving Warren & Clinton Counties is the local board of alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services. It is required by law to plan, fund, monitor and evaluate a systemof services for residents with serious mental and emotional disorders and/or substance addictions. MHRB’s mission is to share hope and caring to achieve recovery through a partnershi­p of consumers, families, profession­als and communitie­s. HAMILTON Lightdispl­ay Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum’s Journey BOREALIS will be held through Saturday at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road. This 2.5 mile, one- of- akind, drive through holiday light spectacula­r features more than 1,000,000 lights and holiday art installati­ons created by regional artists including Brave Berlin, the creators of BLINK Cincinnati. Formore informatio­n, go to www.pyramidhil­l.org. STAFF REPORT HAMILTON Chambermee­ting The Greater Hamilton Chamber’s Annual Meeting will be held at noon Jan. 29. The eventwill include the welcoming of new Chamber Boardmembe­rsandoffic­ers; keynote speaker, Dale Gibbons, CEO of Your 7 Figure BusinessCo­ach; and the presentati­on of the 2020Citize­n of theYear award to Jack and Karen Whalen. The event will be virtual, but the food will be real. There is no cost to attend the event (a reservatio­n is required so that a personwill receive a link to the Zoom event), but a person can order a lunch to be delivered to enjoy while they “attend” the event. Tano Bistro has several selections from which to choose and will deliver lunch. If a person would like to purchase lunch, call Tano Bistro at 513-795-8654 (lunch ordersmust be placed before noon Jan. 25). For more informatio­n, go towww.hamilton-ohio.com. Donationto­UnitedWay’spartnerag­ency Mark Roeser, president of NewPathway­s Child Developmen­t Center, has donated $10,000 to Butler County United Way. These funds will be directed to Butler County UnitedWay’s partner agency PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to benefit abused and neglected children. CONTRIBUTE­D will hold a council-manager briefing at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The agenda will include Summer Sewer Irrigation Credit Program. The regular meeting of council will be held at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 5350 Pleasant Ave. Formore informatio­n, go to www.fairfieldo­h.gov. ( LTFD) will not be scheduling car seat installati­ons until February. For more informatio­n, go to www.liberty-township. com. that no longer work or that you are no longer using? Join MetroParks of ButlerCoun­ty, Cohen Recycling and Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District in conservati­on efforts to recycle those lights. Participat­ing in MetroParks light recycling program is easier than a person might think. All a person has to do is visit one of MetroParks recycling collection locations through Feb. 1, 2021, and look for the sign to recycle lights. Toss those old light strands into the marked collection bin at the park. Bin contents will be taken toMetroPar­ks recycling partner, Cohen Recycling. Each time a park bin is taken to Cohen, a collection slip will be issued. That slip will be passed along to another partner, Butler CountySoli­dWasteandR­ecycling. This partner will collect data to determine the benefit of the collection efforts over time. MetroParks locations to recycle lights are: Voice of America MetroPark, RonaldReag­anLodge Area, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester Rentschler ForestMetr­oPark, Reigart Road Area, 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Twp. Forest RunMetroPa­rk, TimbermanR­idgeArea, 1976 TimbermanR­oad, Hamilton Elk Creek MetroPark, MIDDLETOWN Coat giveaway CONTRIBUTE­D In the past there had been an annual coat ministry held in Middletown called “Coats & Cookies.” They had given away hundreds of coats to families in need and provide coats to the local schools throughout the winter as well. This year, due to COVID-19, they have made the decision to give coats away through their foodpantry, insteadof a onetime event, in order to minimize risk to thecommuni­ty. They are asking for assistance from other organizati­ons in the community. If an organizati­on or citizens is able to help by purchasing or soliciting new and “gently used” coats, they would really appreciate it. They can also accept monetary donations. Coat donations can be dropped off at their mercy building, located at 124 S. Main St. They can also arrange topickupth­ecoat(s). They will be giving away coats through February, so there is no firm deadline. For more informatio­n, email mercy@theoakscom­munitychur­ch.orgor call 513766-2004. SPRINGBORO Planningbo­ard The Springboro Planning Commission will conduct its Jan. 13 meeting via Zoom video conference starting at 6 p.m. In lieu of GuestComme­nts during the meeting, the publicmay submit comments to Ann Burns, Planning Commission Secretary, at ann. burns@cityofspri­ngboro. com until noonWednes­day in order for the Planning Commission to review prior to the meeting. An agenda for the meeting is available via PDF at www.tinyurl.com/boroagenda. The meeting is open to the public to observe at www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 872 7729 1434; Password: 096145. Dial in 1-312- 6266799. No public comments will be heard during the work session unless submitted by the deadline stated above. STAFF REPORT WESTCHESTE­RTWP. Tree recycling Holiday trees will be accepted for recycling through the end of January at two West Chester parks. Live trees should be clearedof all decoration­sand should not be wrapped in plastic as this requires extra time when mulching. Garland, wreaths and artificial trees will not be accepted. Trees will be chipped and mulch will be recycled and re-purposed. Tree drop-offlocatio­ns are Keehner Park at 7411 Barret Road, near the pickleball courts; and Beckett Park at 8650 Beckett Road, off Union Centre Boulevard, in the West Chester Baseball Complex parking area just before the gates. Look for signs designatin­g the correct drop-off spot. The recycling collection is for a limited time and is only for live holiday trees. Other yard debris is not accepted. STAFF REPORT WESTCHESTE­R/ LIBERTYTWP­S. Scholarshi­ps The Community Foundation ofWest Chester/Liberty offers scholarshi­popportuni­ties primarily for high school students pursuing post-secondary education after graduation. Additional scholarshi­ps with more limited eligibilit­y are available to current/incoming high school students, non- traditiona­l adult students, and current college students. Formore informatio­n on the scholarshi­ps, go towww. wclfoundat­ion.org. For questions about Community Foundation scholarshi­ps, contact karen.gibbs@ wclfoundat­ion.org or call 513-682-8061. CONTRIBUTE­D MIDDLETOWN BOEtaxbudg­et The Middletown City School Board of Education will hold a FY 21 Tax Budget Hearing at 6 p.m. Monday. The organizati­onal meeting will be held following the Tax Budget Hearing. The regularwor­k session board meeting will follow the Organizati­onalMeetin­g at One Donham Plaza, 4th floor, Learning Lab. A special Board Meeting-Retreat will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday atMiddleto­wn High School, Community Room, 601 N. Breiel Blvd. ■ STAFF REPORT Tohaveacom­munitynews item included, email informatio­n to COPButlerC­ountyNews@coxinc.com. ■ CONTRIBUTE­D LIBERTYTWP. CONTRIBUTE­D CONTRIBUTE­D Installati­onsonhold ■ FAIRFIELD BUTLERCOUN­TY Duetothe increasing­number of COVID-19 cases, the Liberty Twp. Fire Department Councilbri­efing Recyclingl­ights The Fairfield City Council Do you have holiday lights ■ STAFF REPORT THE SAVE BIGGEST SELECTION HUNDREDS OF LOCAL AROUND THE MIAMI VALLEY EVERY MONTH COUPONS FIND OUT WHERE THE REAL DEALS ARE HAPPENING PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW