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Union-Liberty Journal (Newspaper) - June 26, 1975, Hamilton, Ohio Local branches should survive any by U.S. Postal Service The more than 20 post offices and branches in Butler County apparently are facing no threat of Announcement was made Wednesday In Cincinnati after the General Accounting reported the U. S. Postal Service could save million a year with no decline in service by closing small rural post offices in the The Washington report showed the Postal Service is losing about a a federal subsidy of the service had to borrow million to help meet current operating during the 1974 fiscal the GAO The Cincinnati regional office of the Postal Service reported Wednesday that Congress has invoked a strong in- junction in the postal reorganization act against closing offices solely because they are operating at a The Cincinnati office only reason a post off ice would be considered for closing would be if it had less than and the postmaster in charge of the station retired or otherwise left that There It no post office or branch in this county serving than 25 Post offices are rated or ranked by and the classes are determined by a schedule of revenue derived from each Butler County has four First Class post Monroe and Second Class post offices include Seven West Ross and College Third Class offices are Okeana and Offices ranked as Fourth Class are Shandon and Reily and Millville are branches of the Hamilton Post The Postal Service also maintains several contract stations in the stations where the business proprietor property owner operates the station on a contract basis and is not Postal Service Monroe's Mt. Pleasant Home holds Strawberry Festival Linda Scutt and Barbara Kuhn and Is open to residents of all provide entertainment lor the Mt. races or At Lonine Pleasant Retirement Home's annual DeForest helps by dishing fresh Strawberry Festival held earlier this The home is Union Township fire levy okayed for November ballot Union and Monroe's largest Liberty only weekly newspaper By ALICE BATTAGLIA Union Township voters will be asked to renew an existing fire levy at the polls this following township trustee action Tuesday The voted to place on the ballot a renewal for continued operation of the volunteer fire department and life squad for the next five The existing fire levy will expire at the end of the current While the levy now in effect was originally set at property re- evaluations nave caused it to slip to a value of trustees witn a present income of around Passage of the renewal should the levy's value to about per year for the Assistant Fire Chief Earl Wilcox Union Township Fire Department and Life squad are currently based on a roster of around 53 a fleet of eight vehicles and three Wilcox In police department the board voted to award a contract to HEC Electronics for installation of a radio antenna and connecting cable for the communications The board accepted low bid of with an additional Editor's Notebook necessary adjustments on each of the five patrol car's mobile radio The new equipment will eliminate the spots encountered in the township by radio units in the police said Township Police Chief Paul Arthur also advised the board of plans to switch to blue flashing for the patrol at a cost of in line with a nationwide trend of flashing blue The used white and red lights will be phased out in the he said Testing of applicants for the post of police ment sergeant was scheduled by the board for July 16. June 26, 1975 Vol. 3 No. 31 Court at Journal Ohio 16 Pages 863-8200 Monroe murder suspect under guard at hospital Marion 37, 40 W. Elm is appear Friday in Middletown Municipal Court for arraignment in the shooting death of a Mid- man late according to Police said Adkins js charged with murder and is under police guard at Middletown Hospital where he is reported in tory condition with a bullet wound of the left Adkins is accused by police of killing Eugene By Chuck Elliott sets dividends HOWDY After two y years and several issues of driving back and forth between Hamilton and the area served by this Liberty Journal has finally found a We've opened an office in next door to the Happy Food at the corner of and Tylersville The exact address is 7835 we've even got a Our telephone number is 777-1518. The editorial and advertising staff will now work out of this the actual printing of the newspaper will continue to be done at our downtown Hamilton printing OFFICE SPACE in Liberty and Union townships and Monroe is as hard to find as snow in Of the few places Maud was selected because it offers a good central location or as good as we could find to serve the Monroe is only or seven minutes north on Liberty Township is less than two miles away and Tylersville Road gives easy access to the Pisgah of this column says HOWDY But the staff are not strangers to the The entire from the editor on live in the area we Our kids go to the Lakota and Monroe we belong to the local service go to local churches and shop at local THE NEW office not have regular We do not have an office secretary and those of us working out of the office will be in and If you call our Maud office number and don't get an rail our downtown office 863-8200, and leave a When we come we will return your OUR THREE area Alice Lois Cockerham and Jan Barbour will not be working out of the Maud Rather than trying to reach them at the 777-1518 call them at UNION TOWNSHIP NEWS Alice 9643 Marie Cincinnati 45241. Phone 777-6960. LIBERTY TOWNSHIP NEWS Lois 7491 Linn Hamilton 45011. Phone 774-4797 MONROE 740 Monroe 45040. Phone 539-7844. ADVERTISING Bernie 7835 West Chester 450G9. Phone 777-1518 or 863-8200. EDITOR Chuck 7835 West Chester 45069, Phone 777-1518 or 863-8200. Board of The Cincinnati Gas Electric Co. elected William H. Dickhoner as president and chief executive He succeeds B. John who was elected chairman of the Earl A. Borgmann was elected vice president of He previously was manager of teneral engineering The changes are effective July 1. directors also declared dividends on common and preferred A regular quarterly dividend of 41 cents per share on the outstanding shares of common stock of the payable Aug. 15, 1975, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 15, 1975. Regular quarterly dividends on the outstanding shares of preferred stock company of per share on the 4 per cent series; 41.1875 per share on cent series; per share on the 9.30 per cent series; per share on the 7.44 per and per share on the 9.28 per cent series; payable Oct. 1, 1975, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 2, 1975. 37, 1932 Wilbraham following an argument over a bowling machine Woodard was dead on Middletown Hospital after the shooting at Point Cafe on Yankee When officers arrived at the they reported Woodard was lying on the Police he had been shot in the Woodard's 40, 2452.Wilbraham a. bullet wound of refused medical Dolice who filed the charge Tuesday said it is believed only one gun was a caliber revolver which has been Adkins was arrested later at a residence on Lafayette Ave. inside Journal Bulletin News School Service Letters to Liberty EARLY PAPER NEXT WEEK Due to next week's July 4 the Union Liberty Journal will be published on July 2 Because of the early publication all news items must be turned into the paper by noon June 27. Union Township news items should be turned into Alice 777-6980; Liberty Township items to Lois 774-4797; and Monroe items to Jan 539-7844. Tax exemption period extended June 28 at Fairgrounds of religious music festival Persons eligible for homestead exemption under amended House 379, who did not file for an exemption in tax year 1974, can do so now by filing an application form 105E available in the auditor's office in Hamilton or To be eligible for this special the owner of the homestead must have been 65 years of age during 1974, resided at the address of the homestead for which he is owned the property as of Jan. and have had a total income of less than House 379 permits late filing for the vear 1974 To receive this deduction the application must be filed by Sept. 22, 1975. The first Monday in June was the final date for filing for reductions for 1975, which are those bills payable in 1976. those who wish to file for homestead exemptions in 1975, due to being classified as 100 per cent may still file applications until July All homestead are available and may be filed in the Butler County Auditor's Office in the Auditor's License Bureau at 119 S. Second St. in or on Central Avenue in Petra is a Greek word meaning Petra is also a four member rock group from Ft. that olavs Petra will be to appear at the June 28, religious music festival for youth at the Butler County The Festival is scheduled 12-11 p.m. Rock music is considered by many to be one of the strongest of communication to young people and aims at communicating the Gospel through rock Petra's music expresses the excitement and fun of being a Christian as well as the seriousness of being right with said David coordinator of In the past two Petra has appeared in several ministries and has performed in such colleges as Wheaton Taylor Oral Roberts University and Cumberland where the group received standing Dan R. Brock concert chairman at Cumberland my two years of coordinating con- certs on this campus I have worked with many and can honestly say that Petra is one of the most talented and cooperative groups I have ever had the privilege of working with The music ability of this band is Other groups appearing are the J. C. Power Outlet of Soul Liberation of New Randy Matthews of Chuck formerly with Love Song of Brother George and the State of Speaker for the program is Richard a nationally known youth speaker from Festival host will be Jim N. J. Purpose of the festival is to today's young people to an meaningful life in said Stephenson senior high youth advisor of the Grace festival is not designed to increase the size of any nor is it designed to bring financial support or praise to any individual or Vernon youth director of the St. Clair Avenue Baptist is chairman of the is a County to receive license tax money Butler County is scheduled to receive in 1975 license tax revenues from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Registrar Curtis Andrews said the amount is the first of several installments by which the bureau annually returns vehicle license fees to local governments to pay for road the time this distribution process is said than 95 cents out of every dollar Ohio motorists paid for validation stickers will have been returned to their home city of to pay for maintaining the roads they drive on every The state distribution of million represents about 40 per cent of the total to be divided among the 88 counties this year on a per vehicle said the
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