The Warren County Astronomical Society has periodic Star Parties at Gulley and Hisey Parks to look out into the heavens from their telescopes. If you are interested in joining, go here or follow them on Facebook here.
The Rachel A. Hutzel Observatory for Warren County is currently under construction at Camp Joy. In the meantime, the telescope for this observatory is being “housed” at Sibcy Cline Lebanon.
Read more about this observatory from prior blog article here.
Jan Edwards of Sibcy Cline Lebanon
The Sibcy Cline Lebanon office is a star in the eyes of Warren County which had the “Perseus” constellation dedicated to the office in honor of all of the efforts it has given in support of the county’s The Rachel A. Hutzel Observatory project.
“Perseus” was selected because this constellation was named after the hero, Perseus, of Greek mythology. The stars lie in the northern skies and are known for an annual meteor shower. It is the 24th largest constellation.
Sibcy Cline Lebanon has indeed been a star hero involved with this observatory. It has been housing the telescope while the observatory is being built and has hosted all observatory meetings for the past two years.
Jan Edwards, Office Manager for Sibcy Cline Lebanon, is the First Vice President of the Warren County Area Progress Committee and very involved with The Rachel A. Hutzel Observatory project. She reports that the committee has been responsible for finding the observatory site at Camp Joy as well as coordinating with the Warren County Career Center to help build the observatory. The committee also focuses on monetary donations, fundraising events, as well as in-kind donations for services and materials.
The telescope was originally owned by the family of Rachel Hutzel, a former Warren County prosecutor and Court of Appeals judge. The telescope was built by Jeff Blazey, her husband. It is 12-feet long with an 11-inch diameter lens. The family desired for the telescope to be used by the Warren County community.
Several area counties were among the top in Ohio for personal income growth as reported by On Numbers.
- Warren County – #2 (509% increase)
- Clermont County – #4 (279% increase)
- Butler County – #6 (234% increase)
- Greene County – #7 ( 226% increase)
- Hamilton County – #14 (154% increase)
- Montgomery County – #16 (121% increase)
To realize an increase, the counties needed to experience either an increase in population or a boost in the amount earned by each resident. If both of those factors increased, it is a strong indication of positive economic expansion.
What Ohio County ranked #1? Delaware County (in northern Columbus) grew by 954%.
The fastest growth rate area in the U.S. goes to Douglas County in Colorado which grew by 2,083%. This area was formerly ranch land that has since been suburbanized.
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Did you know 79% of the residents living in Warren County own their homes? Warren County ranks #11 in the state and #535 in the U.S. for homeownership. (Nationally, 65% of people own their homes.)
What area in the U.S. has the highest percentage of homeownership? Rural Keweenaw County (northern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at 89.8%)
Interested in seeing how your favorite county ranks? Go here and scroll to the bottom of the article.
Learn more about the different areas of Warren County and homes for sale here.
Fun facts about Warren County:
- The county was named for Dr. Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.
- The county is almost square shaped and is adjacent to 6 other counties: Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Clermont, Hamilton and Butler
- Famous natives/residents of Warren Country include: Neil Armstrong (Turtlecreek Township), Woody Harrelson (Lebanon) and Anthony Munoz (Deerfield Township)
Recreation/Attractions of Warren County:
- Kings Island theme park
- Great Wolf Lodge
- Fort Ancient
- Caesar’s Creek National Park
- The Golden Lamb restaurant/inn
- Western & Southern Financial Group Tennis Masters