7 things to know today about coronavirus changes in Butler and Warren counties

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Things to know about changes caused by coronavirus in Butler and Warren counties:


Rotary musical moves from postponement to cancellation

The Rotary Club of Hamilton’s annual musical fundraiser that was planned for March, “Oliver!,” had been postponed but is not going to happen now.

The club made the decision to cancel due to changes in schedules for the cast, crew, orchestra and the event venue. It had already incurred expenses tied to licensing, musicians, costumes and set construction. The coronavirus pandemic led to the postponement one week before the show was to be performed at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus.

Ticket holders may receive a full refund or donate the ticket value to the Rotary Club. Those in need of a refund should contact Administrator Shannon Nieman at rotaryhamiltonoh@gmail.com or call 513-341-8072. No action is required if a person wishes to donate the cost.

The musical fundraiser typically generates $10,000 for the club’s scholarships. CONTRIBUTED


Park to hold a virtual celebration

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum will hold a virtual and interactive celebration of Arbor Day, Earth Day, and International Sculpture Day April 25. This web event features, a free yoga class, arts and sustainability projects, and virtual tours of the park.

All of the tours, walks and demo’s will be streamed via Facebook Live. For more information, visit https://www.pyramidhill.org/art-earth-day. CONTRIBUTED


School district to hold online meeting

The Lebanon City School District announced that due to the current stay at home orders issued by Governor DeWine, the April Board of Education meeting will be conducted remotely and for public viewing as a Facebook Live event on the school district’s Facebook page. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, and should last approximately 60-90 minutes.

Unlike traditional board meetings, there will be no live public participation. Viewers with questions should contact Todd Yohey, Superintendent of Schools, following the meeting at 513-934-5778 or yohey.todd@lebanonschools.org.

To access the meeting, follow @lebanoncityschools on Facebook. CONTRIBUTED


Jungle Jim’s to host live stream series

Jungle Jim’s has a cure for your boredom while you’re at home! They will be hosting a series of Facebook Live Streams led by their experts and Jungle Jim himself. The series can be found on their events at The Jungle Facebook page starting Monday, and continuing April 22 and 24.

Monday’s episode hosted by Somer, Eastgate Jungle Jim’s cheese expert. Somer will be walking viewers through the basics of creating a Movie Night Charcuterie board at home. Use this opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about the balance of delicious cheese, meats, and more.

The series continues April 22 with a live Q&A hosted by Oscar Event Center’s Executive Chef, James Trent. Chef James will be focusing on topics suggested by Jungle Jim’s customers. Don’t be afraid to add to the conversation. The goal is to cover multiple questions during the Live Stream.

The series finale will be hosted by Jungle Jim himself April 24. Join Jungle Jim in a live tour of the Fairfield location, where he will be discussing how he created the store. Share the Jungle with family and friends from out-of-state who have been excited to see it.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/852233161943483/. Click “going” on the event page to receive notifications when they are live. CONTRIBUTED


Board of education to hold online meeting

The Board of Education of the Butler Technology and Career Development Schools will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 21 online via video conferencing. This online meeting is being conducted based on the guidance from the Ohio Attorney General in response to the executive orders set forth by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

The regular meeting will be open to the public via links on the district website www.butlertech.org and the Butler Tech Facebook page via Facebook Live. The regular meeting will be held to discuss Board of Education regular monthly meeting agenda items as well as other pertinent business occurring at this time. Public participation during this meeting will be held.

If anyone from the public wishes to participate, contact Treasurer/CFO Paul Carpenter via e-mail at carpenterp@butlertech.org or via voicemail telephone message at 513-645-8231 by 4 p.m. Monday. CONTRIBUTED


Programs canceled for May

Miami University Downtown Hamilton announced that all events for the month of May have been canceled due to the COVID 19 issue.

This will include:

  • Mindfulness & Meditation Practice (all Saturdays)
  • Down Home, Downtown, May 7
  • Watercolor Workshop, May 8
  • Creativa Convergence, May 9
  • Downtown Professionals Book Club, May 14
  • SongFarmers, May 20
  • Butler County Historical Society Presents, May 22
  • Music Cafe, May 26



Commission meeting to be live streamed

West Chester Township will live stream its April 20 Zoning Commission meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjXU6rN9AUs&feature=youtu.be.

During this health crisis, West Chester remains committed to keeping residents safe while maintaining the high level of transparency residents expect. While watching from home, viewers may notice a few adjustments.

Residents may attend the meeting in-person, though seating will be exceptionally limited to abide by social distancing requirements. It is highly encouraged to submit questions or concerns prior to the meeting per the procedures outlined below, rather than attending the meeting in person.

The West Chester Zoning Commission has always accepted comments from residents and property owners in the room. Although YouTube comments will be disabled, questions or comments may be submitted by email ahead of the meeting.

In an email that includes your name and your property address, send questions or comments to Township Planner Tim Dawson at TDawson@westchesteroh.org. Submit no later than 5:30 p.m. April 20. All emails will become a public record per Ohio Public Record Law.

Questions or comments submitted by email will be shared in the public hearing section of the meeting with responses, when appropriate, provided during the meeting. CONTRIBUTED

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