Thursday, September 2, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Midletown groups to share in grants

MIDDLETOWN - Five Middletown nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $25,951 in grants from the Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Funds from the city's 3 percent hotel tax will been allocated to the Sorg Opera Company ($5,611), Middfest International $4,350), Middletown Arts Center ($4,420), Light Up Middletown ($3,370) and the Middletown Youth Softball Association ($8,200).

Grants to help nonprofit organizations publicize or improve a local event are awarded by the bureau in August and February, says Ann Mort, executive director.

Applications are available at

Deerfield Township meeting rescheduled

DEERFIELD TWP. - Township trustees have rescheduled a meeting because of the Labor Day holiday.

Trustees will meet Sept. 14 instead of Sept. 7 at the Landen Station meeting room, 3292 Montgomery Road. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with public comments at 7:30 p.m.

Trenton fire levy panel hosts circus

TRENTON - The Fire Levy Committee hosts the Walker Brothers Circus in performances at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. today at Trenton Community Park.

Adult tickets are $12. Admission is free for children 14 years of age and under.

Tickets are available at City Hall, 11 E. State St., or from any firefighter. Information: 988-0004.

Plans for widening Ohio 747 explained

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Plans for widening Ohio 747 between Tylersville Road and Hamilton-Mason Road will be explained to area residents Sept. 9.

Ohio 747 will expand from two to five lanes in 2006, says John Fonner, Butler County Transportation Improvement District director.

Crews are widening the highway south of Tylersville Road to north of Union Centre Boulevard. Next year, the road will be improved from the Ohio 129 interchange north through the Princeton Road intersection, he said.

The 7 p.m. meeting will be in the township hall, 9100 Centre Point Drive.

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