West Liberty Council Swears in New Police Officer; Plans for Spring


By: Alli Harlan

The West Liberty Village Council met in regular session on Monday evening.

A new police officer, Ryan Campbell, 25, of Delaware, was sworn in and will patrol during the village’s second shift. The West Liberty Police Department is now fully staffed.  Police Chief, Shane Oelker talks about the new hire:

The meeting went on with an update from Bill Detrick. In his update, he mentioned that a spring clean-up for West Liberty is to be planned.  The council suggested holding this at Lions Park, starting with a few 20 to 30-yard dumpsters. They plan to continue talking about this event.

On May 18th, the city will have their annual garage sale which will be held from 8 AM-4 PM. May 25th will be the grand reopening of the splash pad at Lions Park. Village Council President, Jayne Griffith, talks about what’s coming up in West Liberty:

In old business, the second reading for the cemetery and employee salary was approved along with the first and final reading of the grants for the fire department. West Liberty provided many events during their Moonshade Festival to celebrate the solar eclipse. The funds raised from that event were over $1,000, and are now in the bridge account.

Future events to plan for are:

  • April 18th, Safety Council Meeting, starting at 8 AM
  • April 29th, City Council Meeting, starting at 7 PM
  • May 4th, Pancake Breakfast at Lions Park from 8 AM-11 AM, funds will go towards the new restrooms at the park

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.