West Liberty Council News and Halloween Spooktacular


The West Liberty Council met in regular session Monday evening in the Opera House.

The following businesses have been nominated for December’s Business of the Month: MCC Thrift Shop, J & L Vernon Farms, and LeVan’s Excavating, Inc.

There are currently 6 out of 56 troop banners hung throughout the village. The goal is to have these up by Veterans Day. A group of volunteers is going to be organized to start working to get these banners up possibly this Saturday or on a future date. Anyone who would like to help can contact Trent as he is looking for volunteers. You may contact him at the Clerk’s Office or [email protected] if interested in helping out with this project.

The village is holding the second annual Halloween Spooktacular this Thursday from 5-8 p.m. on East Columbus Street.

Mayor Jill McKelvey details the Spooktacular event:

The new 2024 calendars are in and each calendar is sold for $13. Only cash or checks will be accepted. All money raised will go directly to the West Columbus Street Bridge project. These calendars will be sold first come first serve. The calendars include village events throughout the year so that purchasers can stay up to date on all the events the village holds. Other information and fun facts about West Liberty are also included. Each month features a West Liberty business.

Mayor Jill McKelvey explains these calendars and where they can be purchased:

A civic sign that will be 8 feet wide and 6 feet tall will be installed in the spring. The sign will display churches and organizations. The groups will have to buy their own sign. There will be one installed on the east side of town off of State Route 245 by Lion’s Park. If groups are interested in having a spot on the civic sign, they should contact the Clerk’s Office at 937-465-2716.

On Wednesday, November 1st from 5-7 p.m., the council and mayor will be at the Logan County Recycling site on Sidney Street to assist the elderly and handicapped with their recycling. The council understands that there’s a concern that they struggle to be able to recycle.

A ballot issue for a 2.5 mil tax levy renewal is needed for general expenditures of services in the village. The renewal cannot collect more than $100,000 annually. This levy has been renewed many times.

There has been a new hire for the Street Department. Derek Thurman will start on November 6th.

The council received a grant to pave the second half of West Columbus Street. The curbs, gutters, and some sidewalks needed to be replaced because it was torn out. The owners have to pay for their curbs, gutters, and sidewalks that were replaced. Letters were sent to residents so they’d know how much they owed for the improvements.

A kiosk will be installed outside of Town Hall the first week of November, weather permitting. It’ll be 6 feet tall and have a map and attractions of the village on one side. On the reverse side, there will be a map of all of Logan County and attractions in the county.

The next council meeting will take place Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m.


Important Dates:

  • Veterans Day Appreciation event in Opera House on November 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Lions Club Turkey and Ham Raffle in Opera House on November 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Tractor Light Up Parade/”Light Up the Village” on November 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cookies and Cocoa with Santa on November 25 from 9-10 a.m.