Saturday, April 13, 2002

Warren County

Come see painting of Ohio barn

        COLERAIN TWP. — When Scott Hagan paints Ohio's bicentennial logo on a barn May 1-2, he will begin the end of a project that he started in 1998.

        The 102-year-old barn, at 7941 E. Miami River Road, is the first of 17 he will paint to complete his 88-county tour.

        Ohio's bicentennial is next year.

        Mr. Hagan will paint the red, white and blue logo on the side of the black barn.

        You may watch him work. He's used to visitors.

        The 25-year-old Belmont County native paints the 20-by-20-foot logo freehand, on scaffolding. Each barn requires about 18 hours of labor and 7 gallons of paint.

        The barn is owned by Bernie Fiedeldey, a township trustee.

        Lee Yoakum, a spokesman for the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, said the only other counties in this area that lack logos on barns are Greene County, which will be done Aug. 19-20, and Clark County, Aug. 21-22.

        HAMILTON — Mozart Festival Weekend will be held April 18-21.

        It ends with a concert at 3:30 p.m. April 21 at St. Julie Billart Church, 224 Dayton St. The Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale will perform Mozart's “Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte” and others.

        Information: 895-5151.

        MILFORD — Twenty-two members of Milford High School's DECA Chapter (distributive education) placed in 13 different Ohio DECA marketing-career skill events in Columbus.

        “They beat out some of the top schools in Ohio that have traditionally placed not only top in the state, but also in the nation,” said Ed Pregitzer, a Milford marketing education instructor.

        Ten students will travel to Salt Lake City April 20-25 to participate in international competition.

        GREEN TOWNSHIP — Michael Parent will perform stories in French and English at the branch library here, and at several others operated by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.

        He will perform April 14-16. Another storyteller, Angela Lloyd, will perform April 16-17. Details: 369-6945.

        The Green Township branch is at 6525 Bridgetown Road in Mack.

       Randy McNutt's community column appears on Saturdays. Contact him at The Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150. E-mail:


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