Saturday, June 19, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Wyoming offers prizes at skate park today

WYOMING - Prizes, giveaways and skateboarding demonstrations are planned for the city's ribbon-cutting of its new skate park at Oak Park today. The $300,000 park opened last month. Wyoming received a $112,000 state grant toward its construction, according to the city.

Several dozen skateboarding helmets will be given away during the event. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Information: (513) 821-5423.

Portman aide to meet with Warren residents

A representative from Congressman Rob Portman's office will be meeting one-on-one with Warren County residents June 24.

Office hours will be held at Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road,from 10 to 11 a.m.; at Lebanon City Hall, 50 S. Broadway, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.; and Hamilton Township administration building, 7780 Ohio 48, from 2 to 3 p.m.

The local meetings allow residents to voice problems they have with federal agencies, comment on proposed legislation or start casework requests.

Beautification awards nominations sought

MONTGOMERY - Nominations are being sought for the city's annual beautification awards through June 30.

Categories include residential, business, landmark, most improved, window boxes and landscape niches.

Nomination forms are available at city hall, Kroger, Nann's, Pipkins and the city's Web site,

Milford, Miami Twp. town meeting planned

MILFORD - The Clermont County Board of Commissioners will hold a town meeting for citizens of Milford and Miami Township on Thursday.

The town meeting, where residents can learn about initiatives and programs planned for their communities, will be at 7 p.m. at the Milford Municipal Building, 745 Center St. in Milford.

The county typically holds the meetings twice monthly in different communities throughout Clermont County.

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