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of Appreciation

JULY 2023


Coleraine Historical Society


On behalf of the Colerain Team Up to Green Up committee we would like to recognize your outstanding outstanding contribution to keeping your property looking snazzy and being a valued member of the Team Up to Green Up Initiative

For more information on Team Up to Green Up visit


Or email, LORA DAKIN,

TeamUptoGreen Up Coordinator at:









November 16,  2023    CHS Member Awards

Click on picture to see Award Details





Be It Proclaimed by the Township Trustees Colerain Township, that:

WHEREAS, Lawrence E. Shad, better known as Larry, served in the U.S. Airforce from  1951 to 1955, during the Korean War; and


WHEREAS, Larry was a Civil Engineer and worked as a Surveyor for 40 years, performing numerous surveys in Colerain Township subdivisions; and


WHEREAS, Larry has been very active in the Colerain Township community, serving as a Volunteer Fireman of the Dunlap Fire Department for 27 years, the Colerain Township Land Use Committee for 4 years, and the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Committee for 5 years; and 


WHEREAS, Larry joined the Coleraine Historical Society in 1994, serving as president and holding numerous other offices. In 2019, Larry was instrumental in moving, restoring, and preserving the Toll House in Heritage Park AND where a Flood Pole monument was erected; and


WHEREAS, We congratulate Larry today on his 89th birthday. We thank and commend him for 70 years of service to Colerain Township. Larry is truly a beacon in our community, and we are proud to honor Larry and devote this day to him.



Be it Proclaimed that the Colerain Township Board of Trustees does hereby recognize August 10, 2021 as Lawrence E. Shad Day in Colerain Township.     


Adopted the10th day August 2021

Trustee Raj Rajogopal               Trustee Dan Unger           Trustee Matt Wahlert

Fiscal Officer Jeff Baker


The Coleraine Historical Society

wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the Trustees and Employees of Colerain Township on the sudden loss of co-worker Jason Haines.


May the memories of Jason’s personality and many contributions be celebrated by all who worked with him in Public Works/Parks for the past 18 years.

To Jason’s mother Bev, children Kory & Korrin and girlfriend Jenny, know that we are thinking of you and that you are surrounded by strength and compassion from all in the Colerain Community.


Please accept our warmest condolences, and know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.                                 AUGUST 2020



It had been 100 years since a police officer had been killed in Colerain Township. 


Constable John Willsey was killed in August of 1918.

Sadly on January 7, 2019, Colerain Township lost            Officer Dale Woods 


The Coleraine Historical Society would like to offer its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all first responders.


                                                                               4/28/2018 Annual Cemetery Walk

2/21/18   Joe Flickinger releases book 

 JOE FLICKINGER  publishes second book


CHS Member JOE FLICKINGER is a teacher at Northwest High School in Colerain Township.  He currently teaches AP European History and World History to grades 9-12.


Published in 2010, his first book focused on Green Township. "A Bicentennial History of

Green Township; Uncovering a Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City".


For Joe’s second book published in 2018, he worked extensively with CHS President Mary Burdett to find many of the pictures featured in his book. The new book is

 "A History of Colerain Township: From Frontier Wilderness to Suburban Sprawl".

Both books are available from Heritage Books, Amazon, or CHS Museum.


On July 6, 2018 Joe was on live at WMKV-FM (89.3) for their program called the "Book Show", hosted by Mike Martini and Kevin Grace.  They discussed local histories, the problems and issues these books have, and the work that the local historical societies do that makes these books possible. 

Here is a link to the digital recording they did of the show (FYI, it is 46 minutes long):



10/29/17    Toll House Dedication

10/17/17    Compton Cemetery CleanUp

6/3/17       CHS Annual Cemetery CleanUp

5/17/17     Dulcimer Society visits CHS

December 2016       CHS HOLIDAY PARTY

9/23/2016 Founders Race Registration


4/28/16 Butler Electric Annual Dinner

4/30/2016 Dearly Departed Cemetery Walk

8/20/2014 Annual Indoor Picnic

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