Sunday, March 7, 2004

News briefs



Dog park needs time to perk up

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP - Voice of America Park's Wiggly Field dog park will be closed until Memorial Day weekend. Muddy conditions and continuous use have made it impossible for grass to grow in the fenced-in pet area, says Bill Zerkle, parks and recreation director."While we hate to inconvenience people, it is important that we give the grass some time to grow so that the dog park will be in better condition for the warmer months," Zerkle says. The park opened last fall on the former Voice of America site on Tylersville Road. Township pet owners can also purchase commemorative engraved bricks at Wiggly Field for $75. For information call Chrisbell Bednar at the park office, 759-7305.

Bus riders need new place to park

ANDERSON TWP. - Township officials are scrambling to help 200 Metro bus riders recently displaced by the loss of parking spaces at a Park & Ride at the former Beechmont Mall. Bus riders were told late last week to find other parking spots during redevelopment of the mall, now Anderson Towne Center. Construction will start in April on the township's new $2.1 million Park & Ride at the north end of the mall property. It should open by Labor Day. For more information, call Metro at 513-632-7575.

TRAFFIC WATCH

Watch for lane closures on Columbia Parkway as pavement rehabilitation continues until early June. Monday through Friday: Two inbound lanes and one outbound lane will be open between 6 and 9 a.m. and two outbound lanes and one inbound lane will be open between 4 and 6 p.m. During other working hours, at least one lane in each direction will be open. All lanes will be open during non-working hours.




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