Sunday, December 28, 2003

Neighbors briefs

Pastor seeks to run for 66th District seat

UNION TWP. - A pastor is vying for the Republican nomination for the 66th Ohio House District, which represents portions of Clermont County.

Mark Daniels, who founded Friendship Lutheran Church in Batavia, is a 1975 graduate of Ohio State University. He has a graduate degree in divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus and moved to Clermont County 13 years ago.

Before entering the seminary, Daniels managed a congressional campaign and was an administrator for both the United Way of Franklin County and the Ohio House of Representatives.

Man dies of injuries after being hit by car

AVONDALE - A 57-year-old man who was struck by a car while crossing Martin Luther King Drive early Friday has died.

Theotis Butler of downtown was hit by a Jeep Cherokee, which fled, officials said. Butler died Saturday at University Hospital. The driver of the Jeep, a 27-year-old woman, was tracked to Covington, police said. No charges have been filed.

Miami Twp. offers pet first aid classes

MIAMI TWP. - Learn to give your dog CPR at an animal first aid class hosted by the township's volunteer fire department.

Classes will be held Feb. 19 and March 16 at Leming House Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road in Miami Twp.

For more information or to register, call 248-3725, ext. 116.

Christmas trees to be recycled into free mulch

MIAMI TWP. - Christmas tree recycling will be available at Miami Meadows Park, located on Route 131, from Dec. 26 until Jan. 30.

The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be available at no charge during January.

For more information, call the township's service department at 248-3728.

St. Gabriel event to raise money for school

GLENDALE - "Cougars' Night Out" - a new fund-raising event to benefit St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale - will be Jan. 24 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish Center in Liberty Township. St. Gabriel is the parish school for St. Max.

To make a donation, call Karin Olkes at (513) 860-4233 or John Davis at (513) 779-3328.

North College Hill plans its Mayor's Ball

NORTH COLLEGE HILL - Don't wait too long to decide if you want to go to the Mayor's Ball in February, officials say.

Last year, the sold-out event, which donates proceeds to charity, had to turn at least a half-dozen people away about two weeks before the ball, says Mayor Dan Brooks.

Call Tracy Glick at 521-7413 for information or reservations.

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