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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - April 29, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioNewspaper project Ohio historical society let s 1-71 and 17th Awe. Columbus Ohio 43211 Forest bulk rate u. S. Postage i paid Mumk of Mhz 1 vol. 19 no. 82 tuesday april 29,1980 single copy 15 cent Springer advocates Public vote on nukes by Cheryl Hauer staff writer citizens should have the Chance to vote on whether a nuclear Power Plant is built in their county Cincinnati City councilman Gerald Springer told a group of Anderson township residents last week speaking at a meeting sponsored by Zimmer area citizens Zac Springer said he would like to see local people s wishes respected in regard to nuclear plants such As the Zimmer Plant in Moscow. Anytime a nuclear Plant is planned for a county the residents of that county and counties adjoining it should be Able to vote on whether or not the Plant could be built. A if the decision is that nuclear Energy is the Way to go then let that be the decision erf the people Springer said. A the idea seems to be that there a a crisis the Energy crisis so we can forego the democratic establishing a Law that requires the Public to vote on nuclear plants requires either a state referendum or a Bill introduced by a state legislator he explained. A state referendum that would have required voting on the construction of nuclear plants was Defeated in Ohio in 1966. According to Zac spokesman Margaret Erbe that referendum also covered Many other topics and the wording of the Issue was so lengthy that Many voters probably did not even read it or understand it if they did read it mrs. Erbe observed. She said she thinks a simply worded referendum that deals sex u. I v �5 v i if w Vil they re off and running lilt season began Friday at Hiver i towns with All the color and action associated with horse racing. This is the .15th season for the Kellogg Hoad track and pictured above is the Start of the first race of the season. A crowd of �,831 attended the Days activities despite an Early Spring chill in the air. . Vogel Heads track Security after three decades in Law enforcement Herb Vogel was looking for a Chance of Pace. He found it As Security director for River Downs. Vogel retired from the Hamilton county sheriffs department this month after 28 years in the department. He spent the last ten years As chief erf the investigation division. After a few weeks on his new Job Vogel is fascinated with the behind the scenes life at the race track. A i was a track detective Here for several year during my vacations and time off from the department a but then i was working up front. Its a whole different life Here in the Back dealing with the jockeys and horsemen a a Vogel explained. A you really see a spectrum of people. There Are some really Fine people and some very affluent people. Some Are really bums and there Are some poor souls who rub two Nickels together. A a it a a fast paced business. Life begins Back Here at Daybreak Quot Vogel noted. He has a dozen full time Security people. Extra patrolmen Are hired to help with traffic and Crow d control on race Days. A watch Hill resident. Vogel has been in Law enforcement All his life except for a stint As an air traffic controller with the civil aeronautics Board. He holds a bachelors degree in police administration from the University of Cincinnati and a masters degree in education. The decision to leave the sheriffs department was not made hastily or easily. He had climbed As High As he could in his career without seeking \ elective office. A the Job was i becoming a paper pushing task Yod that was intertwined with Many frustrations Quot he commented. As chief of the investigative division Vogel worked on Many intriguing and tragic cases. He recalls the time there were three grisly murders within four months and still wonders about the unsolved murder of a suburban housewife. �?o1 still have a lot of Faith in human nature. Sure you see the seamy Side but you also meet a lot of Nice people a he observed. Some of the people his investigations helped convict still write to him from prison. A sometimes you get disenchanted with the court system he admitted. Vogel has bet involved in cases w Here he Felt the judge was so concerned about the defendant that he tended to forget about the victim and victims loved ones. A crimes against defenceless women infuriate me crimes against children infuriate Vogel Hopes his new Job will give him More time to spend with his Busy family. His wife Phyllis is a psychiatric nurse at Good Samaritan and is planning to begin work pm her doctorate degree. Their daughter Colette will graduate from College in May. Their son Todd is a Junior in College and daughter Valerie will Start College in june. The Vogels youngest daughter Carla is a senior at Anderson High i it school. Hearing set a Public hearing has been penned for May 1 at Cincinnati City Hall concerning a proposed planned unit development zone change for a 21-unit apartment Complex on Hokel Lane in it. Washington. The hearing will be held in committee room a of City Hall. Herb Vogel left Security director for River Downs goes Over regulations for Security on opening Day with Charles Agel of the Plain clothes Security division. Captain Vogel recently came to work for the track alter 28 years with the Hamilton county sheriffs department. \ a gel is also a former detective with the sheriffs department. A r. A v a. L. Quot. Clu sively with nuclear Power plants would Star a a better Chance of passing a most of us Are Lazy a Springer commented a a it a easy to have nuclear Energy 150 Miles away. The Tough question is do we want it next to our children a mrs. Erbe pointed out that Anderson township people should he concerned about the Zimmer Plant because they live within the 5tmile radius where the food Chain would be monitored if there was a release from the Plant. Utility companies should have to Monitor All substances they Emit into the water such As the radiological wastes that Zimmer will dump into the Ohio River and they should have to clean up those wastes. Springer said. No company should be licensed to Emit substances into the water unless they Monitor and clean up the water. Nuclear Power advocates say that discharge into the River will be in permissible amounts and As such is not harmful. A was a radiation biologist. I Don t think there Are harmless Levels iof radiological waste said sister Paula Gonzalez a professor at the College of mount St. Joseph. A no radiation biologist that i know believes any level of radiation is Safe. A a in a prefer to see Zimmer As a Coal fired Plant even w Ith the air pollution problems of she added a there Are ways now to Deal with that pollution nuclear Energy is a different kind of beast because of the genetic effects it has. Nuclear Energy is also an extremely expensive and wasteful form of Energy. Sister Paula said a we have to use a lot of Energy to make nuclear she noted the Cost of building Zimmer is already being passed along to Consumers through higher Utility Bills she added. �?o1 think the Energy crisis is a Blessing because it will raise a whole new Pioneer spirit in sister Paula com mental. Many companies and individuals have already turned to alternative Energy sources and As a result feel they Are no longer solely at the mercy of the giant utilities she said a solar Energy is a Long Range alternative. Coal is an option now Springer said a we have a 600-year Supply of Coal in this country. Were the saudia Arabia of Coal. Let s clean it up continued to Page .1-5 Lei tax exemption challenged by Brian Macconnell staff writer Little Miami inc. Lei is involved with an Ohio state Agency in a Battle Over tax exemption for land the conservation group owns on Bass Island in new Tow n Lei contends the land should be allowed tax exempt status for the Island but the Ohio department of tax equalization feels the land is not exempt because Lei has not gone through the procedure described in state statutes for dedication of land for conservation Al use according to James Gerry an attorney for the stale Agency. A we can to find a statute that allows an exemption from property tax for the land a Gorry said a we Aren t in a position to determine whether the land is environmentally significant. Its Only our purpose to try to enforce the tax statutes of the the executive director of Lei Tom Beehan feels the Case against Lei is a a lest cases by the state to see if governmental bodies can recover some tax revenues lost by exemptions. A my understanding is that the state is losing Money by exemptions on land for Public use and this Case is where they Are trying to see if they can recover some of that Money Quot Beehan said. Beehan contends that since Lei is a non profit conservation group it should receive exemption for Bass Island a we re a non profit corporation and other non profit groups Aren t made to pay property taxes Quot he said a so i Don t see Why we should pay the state contends that Lei now owes Back taxes. As a basis for his arguments against Lei. Gorry said he is not interested in recovering tax Revenue for Bass Island. He said the property taxes from the land would go to local governmental units like school districts and Hamilton county. A the matter of whether the exemption is granted has no effects on state revenues a Gorry said. A property taxes done to accrue to the state. We Are approaching this strictly from a standpoint of state Gorry said Lei did not go through the required dedication procedures with the Ohio department of natural resources for a environmentally significant land. A if the Case for the exemption is decided in favor of Lei he said the statute requiring dedication will not mean anything a if Little Miami does t have to go through the dedication proceedings no one w ill have to. In effect a decision in their favor will Render the Law about exemptions meaningless. That s just what we Are try ing to determine Quot Gorry said. Beehan said other groups will come to the Aid of Lei if the Case is decided against it a if we re denied Quot he said Quot other groups will come to help us. The nature conservancy a National group Lias contacted us through its Ohio Branch that it is willing la help Quot j the Case is now before the Ohio Board of tax appeals Gorry said after the commissioner of the Board of tax equalization Robert a. Kinney ruled Lei was responsible for paying the taxes. Gorry said the Case could go to the Ohio supreme court or to a local court of appeals after the ruling by the tax Appeal Board a if this Case goes through the Way the state wants it to Quot Beehan said a we will have to reevaluate our policies for buying land. We May have to go to the supreme court but i m sure no one wants Todo Beehan said Lei May encourage Hamilton county to buy the land if it loses the Case. A we might have to encourage the county to buy the land and then take a Long hard look before buying land Lor More con serval Ion he said. The efforts by the tax equalization body to make Lei pay lanes is a self defeating Beehan said i m sure there Are abuses concerning tax exemptions. L i we Arentt trying to pull anything Over on Gorry said Lei has testified that it does not encourage Public use of Bass Island w hich is one of the requirements for tax exempt status. Beehan con tends however that the land is clearly marked As recreational land teased to the Hamilton county Park District immaculate heart opens new Church parishioners of immaculate heart of Mary have a new Church after a dedication ceremony sunday performed by archbishop Joseph l Bernardin. The 2 . Ceremony was highlighted by the unlocking of the new Church by Rev. William Schroeder pastor of immaculate heart after a Short Welcome to parishioners and friends in the old Church building. Bernardin told the parishioners that the a new place of worship is indicative of the wonderful spirit that pushed this he added that the a collective efforts of so Many people in planning and executing including laity architects builders and friends of the Parish Quot were needed to build the Church. Forestville he said a has a dynamic group of people deeply committed to a Clear vision Able to work together to earlier at the old Church Robert Dorsey an Anderson township trustee and Church official told the archbishop that the Church has been five years coming to imitation. Ground was broken for the new building april 22 of last year after which the Cornerstone was Laid on december 8. The new Church was built at a Cost of about s1.2 million and was designed by the architectural firm of Baxter Hodell. Donnelly and Preston. It will seat about 1200 persons for the 1400 Lam i by Parish. The old Church building has served the Parish since 1950. And the Frame Church was not adequate to serve All the needs of the Parish. The first mass was celebrated at immaculate heart in 1944. The new Church is constructed of Tan Brick and uses a contemporary style it will accommodate Over twice As Many people than the old Structure. The main worship space of the new Church has been designed similar to a theater with a sloping floor and a Balcony above the ground floor an attempt to keep As Many of the congregation As close to the Center of worship As possible. A skylight to bring natural lighting to the altar area was also included in the Church design. After the Welcome by Bernardin. The celebrants parishioners. And clergy from other parishes formed a procession to the new Church where Schroeder opened the doors. The remainder of the opening mass was celebrated in the new Church. See photo on Page 5.1 this week in Forest Hills River Downs opened for its 55th season of thoroughbred racing last Friday and although the weather was a Little Chilly there was a Good turnout for the races. For the Story and photos of opening Day at the track see Page b-3. On the sports pages b-4 and 5, you can find stories about local track teams at two big meets Over the weekend the blanches Ter in Vitai ton Quot held Friday and the / a hoi son invitational held Funjay and saturday attracted Many teams and saw a lot of Good performances. Business b-i2 Kcal Stalf bg-7 classified Bk-10 restaurant a h-2 editorial 1-4 sports b 4-5 Forest Hills journal 584 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by ill verified

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