Breast Cancer Survivors in attendance at last night's "Pink Out" event: Elizabeth Bowling, Terry MacIntosh, Kathy LeVan, Erika Berry, Diana Wackerman, Linda Stuart, Katie Fisher, and Nikki Spriggs.
Thank you to all who attended. It was a wonderful evening.
Pink light bulbs and flag sponsorships will continue through the month of October. If anyone is interested contact the village office. All proceeds go to the Logan County Cancer Society. Any survivors who registered but were unable to attend, please contact the village office to receive your gift bag
More Scenes from the 2023 Event
September 28 will be the Pink Out Event at Town Hall. A Health Fair which is free and open to the public in the Opera House will be offered from 3-7 pm. The Health screenings offered included: blood pressure checks, skin cancer screenings, Maze Hearing, Prescription Bliss, Peak Performance Holistic Health, Kayatin Chiropractic, Hickory Medical, Affiliated Dermatology, Fearless Strength and Conditioning, Homegrown Yoga and Pilates, Heaven's Dew, and Mary Rutan Health. In the northside parking lot the Mobile Mammogram Clinic will be set up to offer mammograms. A meal will be provided in the Firehouse for survivors, high school cheerleaders and football players along with the Little Tigers football players and cheerleaders from 6:30-7:30 pm. At 7:30 pm the Pink Out Event will take place at the Town Hall Gazebo on the north lawn. Ending with a survivor’s lap of the downtown decorated storefronts.
On October 6 at the West Liberty - Salem versus Mechanicsburg football game, a survivors’ parade will occur during the pre-game at 6:30 pm. Fans at the game are invited to wear pink to celebrate our survivors.
Those interested in supporting this important fundraiser may sponsor a flag, purchase a shirt or donate money by picking up a form in the Clerk's Office. Shirts will be offered through the Logan County Cancer Society and WL-S for the pink out events.
The West Liberty Pink Out Event is coordinated with the Logan County Cancer Society partnering with the West Liberty Pink Out Committee.
A special thank you to West Liberty Athletic Director - Morgan Sullivan, Hickory Medical - Steve Barth, WL-S Cheer Coach - Allison Wygal , WL-S Football Liaison Eli Wilcoxon , WLBA President Heather Chamberlain, Councilman Trent Spriggs, and Logan County Cancer Society Tammy Allison and Christie Barnes for their help in making these events happen. The public is encouraged to be a part of all these events to support our survivors.
For more information or to register as a survivor contact the Clerk’s Office or email email@example.com by September 12.
Many things are going on in the Village and may need some clarification…
Since April we have been searching for new flag poles for the new American flags that were purchased to fly through the downtown. Unfortunately we have not been able to find suitable replacements and were left to use the old poles for this spring and summer. We have noticed that the height the flags fly at is causing them to get caught in the passenger side doors of vehicles parked along the downtown streets. In June a driver shut a flag in her door without realizing and began to drive away before she was stopped because the flag and part of the pole were dragging beside the SUV. When it broke off it left a dangerous jagged piece still in the ground. So with this in mind Council began working on a plan to fly the flags safely in the downtown area and have reached out to building and business owners with a possible solution.
The troop banner brackets have not weathered well this spring and summer with more than half falling down with the strong storms. The Council approved the purchase of new brackets which are being made more durable and will begin going back up in August. The banners are also being cleaned before being put back up. If you would still like to order a troop banner for a service member, please contact the Village Office at 937.465.2716.
In August the downtown light poles and traffic signals are being painted. Because of this our Street department is taking down the signs on the poles (with the exception of the state signs).
There will be a Public Meeting regarding new Floodplain Maps at 6 PM on August 28th in the Town Hall Opera House. Council meeting to follow at 7 PM.
Scott and Alex are alumni of WLS and residents of West Liberty for the past 9 year have 3 wonderful children Lillian (10) Harley (7) Calvin (16 months). Lori and Billy Wintersteller are Scott’s mom and stepfather, Scott’s Dad and Stepmom are Jeff and Barb Woodruff. Tracey and Vickie Smith “Smitty” are Alex’s parents.
Calvin was diagnosed at 1 month old with Bilateral Coloboma that has left him visually impaired with no depth perception, no side peripheral vision or upper field vision. As of right now there is not cure for Coloboma, but Calvin and his family will be involved in a study in Washington DC in 2024 to research for a possible cause of Coloboma. Calvin has an amazing team of specialists from Logan Co. Early Intervention, cardiology, genetics, and ophthalmology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Their home needs safety modifications to help Calvin move more independently safely. Calvin will also need medical equipment such as a cane, new braces, and glasses that can change every 6 months. Calvin’s Dad, Scott Woodruff was diagnosed with HOCM (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy) and had open heart surgery. They found out of Scott’s diagnosis in February of 2016. After having their second daughter, Harley on May 17, 2016 prematurely, Scott had open heart on July 1, 2016. Scott’s HOCM is genetic so all of the kids have a 50/50 chance of having this. All 3 kids go bi-annually for echocardiograms till 12 years old then will go annually. When Calvin was born we started right away to the cardiologist and found he has 2 holes in his heart. The doctor is not wanting to do surgery at this time to see if they will close on their own. Six months after Scott's open heart surgery, he got a defibrillator put in as precaution in case his heart stopped. In the last year, Scott's heart has stopped twice in the middle of the night. His device worked and saved his life. But since it's been used, it's taken his battery life down faster than we anticipated. He is looking to have surgery within the next year to replace the battery. They are grateful for their jobs and the flexibility to take care of their family, but it can definitely be a financial burden. Scott will be off work on leave to have a battery replaced, taking time to drive out of state for an appointment with Calvin and the numerous trips to Columbus for everyone. Gas money, home repairs, medical bills, and equipment for Calvin are starting to add up. The Woodruff Family thanks everyone for this special event.
If you are unable to attend and wish to help this family please make checks out to West Liberty Ice Cream Social and put Woodruff family in the memo and send to West Liberty United Methodist Church PO Box 606 West Liberty, Ohio 43357. If you have any questions call Nancy Dowden at 937-465-4219
As you know, we have been working to update the natural hazard mitigation plan for the past year. The final draft is now available for review and comment beginning July 9th and running through July 25th. There are multiple ways to see the plan during the review period.
An electronic copy of The Logan County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan draft is posted at http://www.consultrsa.com/logan.html. You do not need a password to access the document. The plan is in PDF format and can be read, downloaded, or printed from the site. Comments can be submitted easily through the website.
There is also a downloadable PDF here and at the bottom of this page.
Printed copies of the plan will be available for review with EMA Staff present to assist and accept comments at the following locations:
July 10th – 15th Noon to 8:00 PM Logan County Fairgrounds – EMA Booth in the Merchants Building
July 17 – 21st 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Logan County Emergency Management Agency
1855 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine
July 24 – 25th 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Logan County Emergency Management Agency
1855 St. Rt. 47 West, Bellefontaine
Please take time to review the plan, and specifically the sections that pertain to your jurisdiction, before the July 25th deadline. We would greatly appreciate receiving your suggestions, concerns and feedback, or positive comments and will have a short form available for use by those who review a paper copy.
After this review period ends and any changes are made, the plan will be submitted to the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency for their review. Submission to the state is expected by no later than July 28th, 2023. Upon completion of the state review, the plan will be sent to FEMA Region V in Chicago for final review and approval. Those two steps take approximately 90 days, though that is a tentative projection and we have no control over the time frame.
After FEMA approval, the Logan County Commissioners will adopt the plan and the municipalities will be asked to adopt it as well.
Below is the electric opt-out letter that will be sent to all residents currently with the utility.
The most efficient way to sign up for the aggregation is to call Energy Harbor directly at 1-866-636-3749. You will need to use this phone number to opt-in or out.
If you have any other questions, please call 1-866-636-3749, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm or visit our FAQs located at: www.energyharbor.com/communityaggregation
The letters will begin to go out June 26.
Village of West Liberty Updates
Please continue to monitor this page for updates on the state of the village such as emergencies, notices or directives as this will become one of the primary sources for that information as well as radio and newspaper print.