Saturday, February 28, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Search firm to seek new administrator

LIBERTY TWP. - The next Liberty Township administrator will be found by The Angus Group, a downtown Cincinnati executive search firm.

Trustees will meet with company officials next week to begin the two- to three-month process of selecting a successor for Barry Tiffany, says Christine Matacic, trustees president and acting administrator.

Tiffany, 43, was fired Jan. 7 for misuse of a township cell phone. He had served 11 months as acting administrator and administrator.

Animal groups plan feral cat seminar

EVANSTON - The O'Bryonville Animal Rescue and the United Coalition for Animals will hold a Feral Cat Seminar at Xavier University today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. in Albers Hall, room 103. The event costs $15 and includes topics such as raising orphaned kittens, caring for individual feral cats and colonies; fund-raising; and developing relationships with veterinarians.

Keynote speaker is Aimee St. Arnaud, a representative of the Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah and the director of the nonprofit group Humane Ohio.

She will discuss her spay/neuter program in Toledo and the national progress made to stem the overpopulation of homeless cats through spay/neuter programs.

FAA promises funds for airport expansion

HAMILTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has promised nearly $1 million for expansion of the Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field next year.

The money will be used to purchase a farm east of the airport, between the runway and Ohio 4 Bypass, says Derek Conklin, county administrator. The county will seek another FAA grant next year to buy a second parcel along Ohio Bypass 4, so Bobmeyer Road can be extended from the airport to the highway, he says.

The latest improvement - a $500,000 instrument landing system - will be activated April 15.

Financial planning on town hall agenda

SPRINGBORO - The city will host a town hall meeting March 9 to talk about the city's financial planning.

The 7 p.m. event will be at the municipal building, 320 W. Central Ave.

After a presentation, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the city's financial planning task force, the general fund, and how the task force's recommendations will affect them.

Warren Co. bureau redesigns Web site

LEBANON - The Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau has redesigned its Web site, adding features to help users get information about the area.

From the site,, visitors can book hotel rooms, get coupons and find out about places they can include on their vacation.

The site will soon include an interactive online map that gives details on the county's attractions, accommodations and other relevant trip information.

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