Sunday, March 7, 2004

Neighbors briefs



Princeton asks input on executive hire

GLENDALE - Residents of Princeton City School District can comment Monday on the selection of a new superintendent.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton High School, Room 524, 11080 Chester Road.

Rob Delane, a consultant with the Ohio School Boards Association will gather comments for use by the Princeton Board of Education as it conducts interviews.

Superintendent Don Darby is retiring in July 31. The school board hopes to announce a new superintendent in May.

Wal-Mart plans go before trustees

DEERFIELD TWP. - Trustees will finally get their chance to evaluate plans for the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter on Mason-Montgomery Road.

Trustees will review the case March 31 and April 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the trustee meeting room.

The township zoning commission has recommended approval of the preliminary plans.

Clermont tree, garden sale going on

BATAVIA - The Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual tree sale is under way.

Trees range from 10-packs of evergreen seedlings to one-gallon containers of redbuds, black gums, Ohio buckeyes, golden weeping willows and more. Groundcovers, wildflower seeds and books on birds and back yard conservation are also available.

Proceeds go to county conservation programs. Description and order forms are available online at www.clermontswcd.org, at the Soil & Water office at the Agriculture Center on the county fairgrounds in Owensville, or at all Clermont County public libraries.

The deadline to place orders is April 5. Information: 732-7075.

Mason community center, agency noted

MASON - The city's parks and recreation department and its year-old community center were awarded the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association's "Meritorious Facility Award of Excellence" for centers over $10 million.

The award was given for the $20 million facility's design and the operating partnership between the city and school district.

The 158,300 -square-foot center earlier received the annual "Partnership Award" from the National Recreation & Park Association's Great Lakes Region.




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