The newly-elected Washington C.H. City Council members were sworn in Monday, January 30 2019, in Fayette County Common Pleas Court. From left to right: City Manager Joe Denen, Council member Kendra Redd-Hernandez, Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Beathard, Council member Jim Blair and Council member Jim Chrisman. Terms of elected will begin January 1, 2020.
Blaise Tayese said he had a “once in a lifetime experience” as governor of American Legion Buckeye Boys State. The rising senior at Washington Court House was elected as this year’s governor of Buckeye Boys State, winning over 65 percent of the vote in a landslide victory. Washington City Council honors Blaise with a proclamation recognozong his achievement.
2018 Annual City Council Meeting at Belle-Aire Intermediate School
TRECYCLE is an annual spring cycling adventure founded by cyclist Brent Devitt.of Kettering which makes its way along trails and through communities in Ohio to raise awareness and support for re-planting native trees to replace ash trees that have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.
TRECYCLE will be passing through Washington Court House on April 27,28,29, 2018 on a 180 mile route through Greene, Fayette and Ross Counties along the newly renamed Paint Creek Trail. Devitt plans to ride 75 miles a day the first and last day and a more leisurely 30 miles on Saturday..
$2000 has been raised this year through an online fund drive to plant 15 trees in Jamestown and Chillicothe in addition to the trees in Washington Court House. Devitt founded the organization in 2015 with a seven-day ride with trees donated to seven different parks along the Ohio Erie trail. Since then nearly $6000 in funds have helped plant over 335 trees in cities and parks spanning from the Little Miami Trail near Loveland all the way to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, in Cleveland.
The 6-10 foot trees are delivered to the cities with the assistance of Dan Struve of QRST Nursery.
2018 Annual Tree Committee Planting at Cherry Hill School
The City of Washington C.H. Tree Committee celebrate Arbor Day with the Cherry Hill Primary School on April 26, 2018 by planting a Yoshino Cherry Tree.