Two local communities have been recognized for their work to preserve local landmarks. The Ohio Historical Society has honored Jamestown and Wilberforce for their efforts to rehab and preserve two local landmarks.
Sixteen honorees from 14 communities throughout the state were recognized recently in two categories for their achievement in historic preservation.
A Preservation Merit Award was given to the Jamestown Area Historical Society, the Greene County Commissioners and the Silvercreek Township Trustees for their work in rehabbing the Jamestown Opera House.
The same award was given to Central State University and LWC Incorporated for the rehab work and preservation of Emery Hall which sits on the Central State campus.
The Ohio Historical Society has given out the preservation awards since 1983.