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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - April 1, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioNo3phper project % i i d noun Ltd if # Ohio historical society 1-71 and 17th ave. / / co1ufibus�?� of to 43211 a or / Nar vol. If no. 74 tuesday april i if a single copy 15 cents area candidates file mercy expansion to Start Hie $12.5 million expansion program will be underway shortly at our lady of mercy Hospital. The expansion can be partly attributed to the growth of the Anderson township area and will help alleviate some of the problems encountered at times when the Hospital is filled. Hits drawing shows the proposed expansion to the front Section of the building which will be expanded to enlarge outpatient emergency services. Mercy has also filed a letter of intent with Corva for approval of another expansion to add 27 Beds to the current 159. Motz City Battle Over representative Willis Gradison. Jr., a Republican will run unopposed As a ill Democrat Donald Zwitek. The two will face off in the november election. Also to be included in that race will be Independent Scott Breen Breen however will not run in a primary. The first congressional District includes the Eastern segment of the county for county sheriff incumbent Republican Lincoln Stokes and Democrat Thomas Ballaban will run unopposed in their respective primaries. Stokes was elected sheriff in november of 1976, and was sworn in january. 1977. He also served with the Fri for 23 years before running for sheriff. Ballaban was a teacher and football coach at St. Xavier High school for 25 years and has also been a Long time employee of River Downs. Two seats on the county commission Are up for grabs in the november election and the primaries involve a single candidate from each party for each seat. Taft will be running against Democrat John Waksmundski for the commission sea now occupied by Allen Paul. Paul is not running for re election. The other commissioner s seat will be up for grabs Between incumbent Republican Robert Wood and Democrat Thomas Anderson. The deadline for filing for the state and county offices was March 20, while the deadline for issues to get on the primary ballot is april 4. Because of new legislation the deadline for filing for the primaries by judicial candidates has been extended to april 30. Thirteen candidates have filed so far but More May enter the races before the deadline for the first District court of appeals Bench. Democratic incumbent John Keefe has no primary opponent yet and Republican David Davis has filed As the Only candidate from his party thus far. Four judgeship in the comity court of common pleas will be fought in the general election. Incumbent Williams. Mathews has no primary or general election opponent so far while Republican incumbents William r Matthews Gilbert Bettman and Thomas crush also have no primary opposition democrats Robert Sand. James Sullivan and David Boyd have filed to run against Matthews Bettman and crush respectively. In november. No other candidates from either party have filed for the judgeship so far for a. Juvenile court Bench incumbent Republican David a. Grossman has filed and so far faces no opponent from his party while Democrat James o. Bradley has also filed for the position. The Domestic relations Bench has two non incumbents Democrat William fellerhoff and Republican Ronald Panioto who have filed for the seat to be vacated by judge Paul George. Custom brightens easter land appropriation Issue by Brian Macconnell staff writer a Battle has formed Between an Anderson township Man and the City of Cincinnati Over an attempt by the City to appropriate land in the township. The parcel in question is. Located off Elstun Road and is owned by Edmund Motz. Who uses the land to grow Sod and soybeans. The City wants the land in order to use it for Park development. John Scahill the attorney hired by Cincinnati to argue the Case in Hamilton county common pleas court said the attempt to acquire the land is based on the Ohio revised code. He said a municipality has the right to acquire land if it feels the land is important for the Public welfare. A with More and More land being developed a Scahill said a More land is needed for recreational use. The City would like to use the land for Park As required by Ohio Law Scahill said the City tried to negotiate with Motz for the land but he said a no meaningful Price nothing within reason was because no Selling Price could be reached Scahill said the court suit was filed. Motz said the City did not offer him an amount of Money which he Felt he could accept for his Farmland. Because nothing could be negotiated he said the City filed a condemnation suit to obtain the land. Even if the suit is decided in favor of the City and he is payed Motz said the Purchase Price of his land would not be fair. A the Price would be established according to value at the time of the first try to negotiate. That was in february of 79. In that time the value has increased quite a bit a although not involved As a Legal party in the Case the township will probably also become involved in backing Motz. The township Board of trustees was to meet with Motz to discuss the current position of the Case and Board president John of Brien said township officials will probably support Motz in court proceedings. A we done to want to see anyone in the township lose their land a of Brien said. A it is his land he uses it and we Don t want to see it taken of Brien and township attorney Paul Schueth said the extent of the participation by the township will probably include opinions in favor of Motz in court testimony. He said township officials could a serve witness As to the value of the agricultural land and our tax Schuch said the Case by the City is apparently based on the Section of the Ohio revised code which allows municipalities to obtain land outside its limits when reasonable and necessary. Schuch said the question in the Case j s whether use As Park land can be seen As necessary. According to Scahill Motz s attorney Charles Meyer will probably argue the Legal right of the City to take the land. If the judge decides the move by the City is Legal the Case will then be argued before a jury. So far Scahill said the City has filed the first arguments in the Case and the argument for Motz has also been filed. Motz argued that his land is prime agricultural land and said the acquisition is. Contrary to the Poky erf the . Department of agriculture. A they have filed a condemnation suit to take land 1 use to make my living a Motz said. A they really Haven to even told me exactly what they want to use it for. I think its for some kind of ecological study area. A besides the possible loss of his land Motz said he is angry about the expense of the Case. A a it a expensive. Its one person against big overment its kind of Motz contended that farm land is needed since it is one of the most important industries in the nation. A agriculture is the most productive Industry we have going now. If it Wasny to for the productivity of Farmers the Price of food would be even higher than it is. But they still want to take the land Scahill said the City is pressing to have the Case heard Tornado safety drip slated a simultaneous statewide Tornado safety Drill has been planned for tomorrow april 2, at 10 . The Drill will be conducted in schools by private Industry and by local and county governments. Both the National weather service through its Noaa warning system and the Ohio emergency broadcast system will take part. Citizens Are urged to listen for As soon As possible although a judge has not been assigned to the Case. He said he would speculate that a visiting judge would be assigned to the Case. Whichever candidate wins the Republican primary will probably have an advantage Over Veeneman who is a resident of it. Washington and a Xavier University student. The 65th District is historically a Republican District. Also in the primary incumbent first District . The Alert and plan where they could take shelter quickly in Case the real thing occurs. Thursday will be the sixth anniversary of the devastating Xenia Tornado and this entire week has been designated Tornado safety week. Information on what to do when a Tornado strikes is available at the civil defense and sheriff s by Cheryl Bauer staff writer decorating easter eggs is More than child s play for Dan Black of Anderson township. Black practices the old ukrainian Art of creating a Pysanky a elaborate beautifully decorated eggs that Are Given to friends at easter. A there s an old ukrainian belief that the Fate of the world was dependent on making these eggs a Black explained. A they believed that there is a Chain it of devils and demons that surrounds the world and keeps getting longer and longer. But you can shorten that Chain by making the Pysanky and passing them on to although he is not of ukrainian heritage Black has Learned a lot about the ukrainian people since he first read about Pysanky in a National geographic article. He found a ukrainian neighbourhood in new y Ork where he and his family lived at the time and became friends with a shopkeeper who explained More of the ukrainian lore to him. Each color and Symbol on the 1 Pysanky has a meaning. Yellow denotes a Good Harvest and Wisdom Green stands for the grass and Spring wheat As Well As innocence. Red Means happiness and Orange signifies Power ambition and endurance the elements erf sky and air along with music and Good health Are represented by Blue. Purple Means Royalty Faith and Trust. Black stands for the dark time before the Dawn. Symbols both Christian and secular adorn the eggs and Send a certain message to those who receive them. The Cross stands for christianity As a fish represents Jesus Christ. Ladders signify the faithful so journey to heaven. Grapes denote a grow ing Church. Farm animals it Flowers and wheat ind Cate a wish for Prosperity. Bees important to ukrainians for their Honey and Wax represent hard work and pleasantness. Spiders a Symbol of Good Luck on a Pysanky a also have an important place in ukrainian folklore. Legend has it that a spider spun a web to cover the trial of the holy family during their flight to Egypt and to prevent enemies from follow ing them. Candidates for some state and county offices in the june primary have filed their petitions with the Hamilton county aboard of elections with several races affecting an Derson township and it. Washington. The most visible primary race locally will probably be for the Republican candidacy for the seat in the Ohio House of representatives from the 65th District that primary race has James w. Mergler and John o Brien squaring off for the right to face Democrat Kevin Veeneman in november Mergler is a it. Washington i resident who is running As an a endorsed candidate o Brien lives in. Anderson township and is president of the township Board of trustees. He is endorsed by the party. The 65th District seat will be vacated by Robert a. Taft ii who has received the Republican endorsement to run for county commissioner the District includes besides Anderson township and my Washington parts of Hyde Park it. Lookout. East end and Miami and Union townships in Clermont county. Black works five or six hours on every egg he decorates. He usually starts making eggs several weeks before easter to give them time to completely dry and season. Some he keeps for himself and some he gives to friends in the ukrainian fashion a a it a kind of a Nice gesture giving All that Effort away to s someone a a he observed. A people Are very appreciative. They usually say something like a did you really do that a a raw eggs Are used for the a Pysanky because they last longer. The albumen eventually evaporates and the Yolk dries into a tiny Pellet inside. Boiled eggs Are not recommended because they tend to crack and even explode after the gases inside have accumulated for a while. Easter is approaching and journal staffer Michelle Mcleod has photographed scenes in. The area which contribute to the feeling of the season. Her work can be found on Page a-10. Many area churches have special holy week services planned and the guide on Page Al can help with the information about some of the services. Linda Ronstadt performed in Cincinnati last week and the show revealed some things about the new emphasis of her the a Pysanky itself is created by drawing designs in bees Wax 00 the egg with a tool called a kit Kathen dipping the egg into a Light coloured alkaline Dye. This process is repeated several times using brighter dyes in each stage. Once All the Dye has been applied the Wax is melted off allowing the colors to Shine through. Black then varnishes the completed Blacks Art is More than just a Hobby. In a Way he is preserving an endangered Art form. Inside Russia it is a crime against the state to make a Pysanky today he noted. That is partly because of the religious significance of the eggs but mainly because the russians want to wipe out any hold the ukrainian culture has on people eventually Black would like to teach a course on How to make Pysanky if enough people Are interested. Although he works for at amp tas an instructor for salesmen both Black and his wife hold Fine arts degrees. They re involved in painting pottery sculpture and print making. Even their three children Are interested in Art. A a my 3-y ear old could stay up All night watching me make Pysanky he remarked. Black who likes to finish each egg in one sitting has been known to stay up into the Small hours to see How one of his creations will turn out. A it s a fascinating thing a he mused. A you forget about everything else while you re doing this week in Forest Hills music. See a review of the show in a Fine lines a Page b-8. Classified b 4i real estate b-7 editorial a l restaurants a a Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1111 106% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation a a Cri Flors audited by a Quot Quot Quot no r re Wjk Dan Black continues the ancient ukrainian custom of creating a Pysanky a intricately decorated easter eggs. Ukrainian folklore claimed that the continuance of the world depended on making a a Pysanky each easter and passing them on to friends

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