|West Chester eNewsletter - September 2014|
|DRIVER’S LICENSE RESTRICTIONS FOR
NEW DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Student drivers take the wheel with a probationary driver license to learn the rules of the road. West Chester Police request motorists allow some extra time and patience when encountering these student drivers.
Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that one passenger doubles the risk of a fatal crash among teen drivers, two passengers triples the risk, and three or more passengers increase the risk by more than six. Several restrictions are in place to protect all Ohio drivers.
A few restrictions for drivers under the age of 18 include:
Under the age of 18 years old:
Between age 17 and 18 years old:
Under the age of 17 years old:
For more information on driver license restrictions, contact the police department at 513-777-2231.
EXPANSION OF COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT
Construction trucks are moving dirt in West Chester as new projects are under way or in the pipeline for development in all areas of the Township. From a planned Cabela's in West Chester's Uptown, to Butler Tech's bioscience academy at Midtown to Bass Pro in West Chester's Downtown, the community continues to support and inspire a wide range of commercial investment.
In the healthcare industry, West Chester Hospital recently announced plans to expand services offering maternity and OB/GYN; and Group Health/ Tri-Health is nearing completion of a medical services facility on State Route 747. Ground has been broken for the new Butler Tech bioscience academy just off the I-75 exit to Cincinnati-Dayton Road. The new educational facility will focus on programs for the healthcare industry and will work cooperatively with the bioscience industry to develop workforce training opportunities.
West Chester in-demand corporate office space will grow with the addition of Union Centre Office Park II currently under construction on Union Centre Boulevard.
Three new hotels are planned, under construction or ready to open in West Chester's Downtown. The Hilton Garden on Muhlhauser is scheduled to open this fall. Homewood Suites is under construction on the former Max & Erma's site, and Centre Park of West Chester – a Holiday Inn hotel and conference center – is in the early stages of construction.
Bass Pro Shops announcement of plans to build on Allen Road, near the terminus of a planned extension of Civic Center Boulevard, fuels renewed energy for retail development in West Chester's Downtown. Opportunities continue to expand as owners of the Streets of West Chester recently announced plans to move forward with a planned 200,000 square-foot expansion slated to open in spring of 2016. In West Chester's Uptown, along Liberty Way, Keefe Properties is moving forward with a retail development to include Cabela's.
Investment also continues in the manufacturing sector with the addition of the recently announced corporate headquarters of Sugar Creek Packing Company and the recent opening of GE Energy Services, the nearly completed Industrial Tube & Steel and Systecon.
PREVENTING AND TREATING
Sports injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to serious brain and spinal cord injuries, but most injuries fall somewhere between the two extremes. Some common types of sports related injuries include:
Injuries can happen to any child who plays sports, but the West Chester Fire Department recommends following these tips to prevent injury:
If your child suffers a soft tissue injury (such as a sprain or strain) or a bone injury, the best immediate treatment is easy to remember: RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) the injury. If the injury persists, seek medical treatment.
For more information, contact the West Chester Fire Department at 513-777-1133.