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Erlanger Celebrates Lions Starter Team's Championships

The Erlanger Lions starter team got its own day in the City of Erlanger.

Mayor Tyson Hermes proclaimed January 3 as Erlanger Lions Starter Team Championship Day in honor of the players and cheerleaders and the 2017 Northern Kentucky Youth Football Tiger Bowl title and the 2017 Wildcat Bowl championship.

The team has won the championships five straight years.

Dara Webb is head coach and was assisted by Chase Barger, Tony Morris, Justin Dixon, Imer Viveros, Jon McGuire, Dave Meyer, Curtis Marshall, Chad Crider, Jerry Rhymer, and Les Sebastian.

The cheer coaches are Amber Schneider and Renee Hall.

The winners of the city's Christmas decoration contest were Bert and Melinda Brown, who live on Fitzgerald Street, and won for the second year in a row.

Adam Rigsby was promoted to police sergeant, and took the oath of office for that position.

Andrew Fields was introduced to council as the newest member of the public works department.

It was announced that assistant police chief Kyle Rader recently completed the state's Criminal Justice Executive Development program.

City Clerk Sherry Hoffman won the Outstanding Municipal Clerk of the Year Award, and was congratulated at last Tuesday's meeting.

It was announced that firefighter/EMT Chase Autry was featured in the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Vital Connection newsletter.

Councilman Tom Cahill was appointed to the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments board.

Linda Dietz was appointed to the code enforcement board through December 31, 2020.

James Brown and Rebecca Reckers were appointed to the local appeals board through December 31, 2021.

Mayor Tyson Hermes was appointed as the representative to the Municipal Government League and Councilwoman Corine Pitts was appointed as an alternate.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor