|Highland Heights resident Patricia Mclaren flanked by Good Neighbor Award winners Sheila and Jim Parker (l) and Penny and Bill Clark (r) with Mayor Greg Meyers (l).|
by Robin Gee, city council beat editor
At the March 3 city council meeting, Highland Heights honored a group of residents with the March Good Neighbor Award. Two couples, Penny and Bill Clark and Sheila and Jim Parker were honored for stepping up to help a neighbor in need.
The group was nominated by Highland Heights resident Patricia Mclaren who lives on South Main Avenue. In a letter to the city she explained:
"When my husband Walter 'Baldy' Mclaren fell ill in 2019, he could no longer take care of his yard, the Clarks and Parkers stepped up and took care of everything. When Baldy passed away on March 31, 2019, the Parkers and Clarks have continued to take care of my yard even until today."
Mclaren called the city on what would have been her husband’s birthday, February 7, 2020, to make the nomination. She said she was overjoyed with the support and kindness of her neighbors over the past year and wanted to honor them for all they have done.
Honoring a local veteran on a milestone birthday
|Highland Heights Mayor Greg Meyers congratulated veteran Donald Moore with a special day in his honor for his 90th birthday on March 22.|
Mayor Greg Meyers proclaimed March 22, 2020, as Donald Charles Moore Day in the city of Highland Heights. Moore, a resident of the city, is celebrating his 90th birthday and was on hand to receive the honor.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Moore served on the U.S.S. Wisconsin as a radio operator from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War. He is a member of nearby Bellevue Vets.
Moore has been married twice and had eight children with his first wife Janet and three step-children with his current wife of 23 years, Elizabeth More. He has 20 grand children and 26 great grand children. He received a standing ovation to thank him for his service and congratulate him on his special day.