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Highland Heights Reflects on Past With Move of Memorial

The Highland Heights City Council meeting featured a special guest to commemorate the moving of a Veterans Memorial to the current city building on Johns Hill Road.

Mayor Greg Meyers welcomed former Mayor Jud Daum, who served as Mayor of Highland Heights from 1968 through 1980.

Daum, now in his 70’s, was the youngest person to ever be elected mayor in Highland Heights.

“The requirement to be Mayor at the time was 25,” Daum said. “I was 25."

Daum stood at the podium at the beginning of the meeting as an invited guest and gave a brief history lesson of the city and the Veterans Memorial, which was located at the former city building.

Included in the move is also a time capsule that was inside the memorial in 1976. Daum said that there are newspapers from that day, as well as photos of the city from the past to commemorate the rich history of Highland Heights, inside the capsule.

Meyers stated that since the time capsule was meant for “the future generations”, it will be moved without being opened.

The dedication of the Veterans Memorial will be on Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the city building at 176 Johns Hill Road.

Other notes:

  • Council announced a Halloween party that will be held at the city building on Oct. 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for children and families.
  • Trick-or-treat in Highland Heights will be on Oct. 31 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.
  • Along with the Veteran’s Memorial Dedication at 8:30 A.M., there will also be a Senior Citizen Breakfast at the city building after the dedication.
  • Mayor Greg Meyers declined comment on the Jillian Ct. lawsuit, referring all questions to City Attorney Steve Franzen.

Written by Clayton Castle, RCN contributor

Photo: Judson Daum (via Kenton Co. Public Library)