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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - December 20, 1977, Cincinnati, OhioJournal wins Blue ribbon sixth time Forest Hills journal received what is now an annual Early Christmas present the designation As a National Blue ribbon newspaper. It is for 1978-79. The journal is one of Only 313 in the country to achieve this designation Given by judges of the National newspaper foundation Washington to be considered for the Blue ribbon title publishers were required to submit a self evaluation critique of their paper and several copies of the newspaper to the judging committee. Peter d. Dragon president of the foundation said the award a is in recognition of the Alert and progressive Community minded newspaper you dragon in announcing the designation said 25 criteria that measured the newspapers service to its Community against a fixed National Standard were used to reach a final decision. The judging panel was a composed of publishers whose newspapers Are recognized for their Overall excellence or who had previously been accorded the foundations Blue ribbon designation. . Wright journal publisher was pleased that the journal was rated for the sixth time for the National designation. A everyone Here at the journal is extremely proud of these awards a he said. A we consider this Honor to be the highest a newspaper can achieve for it is based on the entire newspaper v 1979-1979 he noted that Many newspapers can Excel at one particular category but sometimes it can be to the detriment of other important functions of the publication. A Quot a at the journal we Pride ourselves in doing a top Grade Job. In every Quot category news advertising circulation and production a commented the journal publisher in noting that each department compliments the other. A to serve the nearly Quarter million persons who read our papers each tuesday we must do the Best possible Job we judged on Point basis the journal was Given perfect Marks in most All editorial categories and also High ratings in other operations. The Forest Hills publishing co. Papers have won nearly 45 awards since the firm was founded in 1961. The newspaper foundation a is dedicated to the improvement of journalism and journalism education a building just about done Anderson township maintenance chief John Dahlheimer today is wondering How he got by with so Little room at his building Headquarters. Although he is presently using the Structure it is not completed. Alt work is expected to be finished by about the first of the . Trustee head predicts in a Anderson township will be experiencing some secondary effects of the half Billton Dollar Ford transmission Plant that will be constructed by 1980 in Afton Clermont county. This is the opinion of John of Brien president of the Anderson township trustees. In a journal interview Friday of Brien Felt there would be More growth for the township since employees will need housing and May Well move to Anderson. A i Hope we re ready for them Ahe said. A i done to doubt we will he is sure the realtors and developers of the township will see the need for the housing. Of Brien visualizes the need for More Small service businesses to serve the expected work Force and their families. A lot of them May Well locate in the Anderson it. Washington area he said. Initial employment will be about 3500 permanent jobs. Gov. James a. Rhodes has a a confidences the Plant will eventually hire 600 to 800 employees and generate another 3000 construction jobs As Well As another 10,000 to 15,000 retail ? Sudj a St and supplier jobs. Thi Plant is said by state development officials to be the continued to Page 15 gift lists of famous Folk hold some surprises Joe Namath May appear to be just another glamorous super Jock to his fans but to one Young fan at Summit elementary school a Broadway Joe is just a Softie who wants a Teddy Bear for Christmas. That surprising information is contained in a letter to Santa Claus written by a Summit youngster in Joe s behalf. Fourth and fifth Grade students of Jean wittier Eileen Hupp Susan Alexander and Debi Duermit All wrote letters to Santa asking for what they believe a famous personality or an animal would want for Christmas. The projects goal according to teachers was to enhance students creative writing ability give them experience in letter writing and for those who chose a historical figure exercise their knowledge of history. The letters also brightened up the hallway by the students classes where the letters were put up As part of a Christmas display. America s Best known current political began his letter to Santa like this a i most humbly yours the president of the United states of America James Earl Carter wish Only to have one gift this Christmas two tons of Peanut Jan. 28, 1976, i had one bit of Peanut butter. I am not used to having such fancy meals As they serve in the White House. All we ate on the far was Peanut butter sandwiches Peanut butter cookies Peanut butter soup and the trustees Grant selves 10% raises Anderson township trustees Tom Taylor and John of Brien elected nov. 8, will have $400 raises when they Start their new term Jan. L. The two voted the raise at the dec. 15 meeting. Their annual salaries will be $4400 a year. Bob Dorsey who was ill and did not attend the meeting can not get the raise since the Law says the raise can not be Given to someone who is in the Middle of a term. Dorsey begins his third year in office Jan 1. Continued to Page 6 a a Jimmy ended his letter with a plea for two tons of Jelly and 2,000 loaves of bread to go along with the Sticky stuff. Displaying another Type of appetite was a Penguin who asked for three trillion tons of fish. Also on the penguins list was a Pool with ice cubes swimming lessons so he could swim in the Pool $3 million so he could move to California and a sports car. Well you done to expect a Penguin to walk to California do you a lot of the animals who wrote to Santa had food on their minds. The squirrels wanted nuts snowball the cat wanted 20 tons of tuna or shrimp and Mickey mouse wanted lots and lots of cheese. And there was the poignant request from a one humped Camel for two hips. All the camels in his neighbourhood had two humps and they would t let the one humped Camel play with them. One Hump is better than none Santa May have replied. Tony Dorsett of the Dallas classified rate increase announced due to inflationary spiral the minimum charge for classified liner ads is increasing effective with the Jan. 3, 1978 Issue. Cost will be a minimum of $2.50 with any words Over the minimum 10 being charged at 25 cents each. In making the announcement. Publisher . Wright said the increase is the first since the ads were contained in the saturation coverage of Clermont county and far Eastern Hamilton. County. He note that the increase is much lower than the rate of inflation that has hit All newspaper costs in the six years since the com in Unity journal was begun to provide full circulation of the Market. A management has concluded that it could not hold off a rate increase any longer a said the publisher. He noted that the Success of the journal classifieds is becoming known throughout the area and that the ocal Cost per thousand remains extremely Low in comparison with competitors. Cowboys seemed to be the most popular sports figure among the students. He had several letters to Santa asking for a Victory at the super bowl a record for the most Yards gained and a place in the Hall of Fame. Pete Rose wanted Newtown employees Newtown municipal employees salaries were raised six percent across the Board for 1978 As approved at the dec. 13 Newtown Village Council meeting. Newtown Council members salaries increased. Ceta had allowed funding for the salaries of two additional patrolmen. Fire insurance rates in Milford have been reduced from class 6 to class 5. Residential Home rates wont be affected much but business rates Are expected to decrease. A they judge insurance class rates by apparatus personnel flow of water past fire records and other said Leslie Moermann fire chief. Council member John Russell said that the fire chief and department should be commended for their efficiency. Plans for phase 1 of Newtown a storm sewer system were sub mixed to Council. A was for the funding this has already been said mayor r. Turpin Fisher. A motion was approved to contribute $500 to the Salem Branch of the Multi service Center incorporated. A the Center services our area a said Russell. A the Center provides multiple social services to the Community such As meals on wheels and the outreach Gary Diemling clerk treasurer put in a request for a new police Cruiser. The Village will then have three cruisers. A new Council members will be in stash at the first meeting in Janua y. Said Russell. A it it Christmas again and we Don t have any decorations in the said Council member Marlene bold no i think the Village looks the mayor said that the nativity scene will be put up. In most communities merchants and businessmen get together and contribute to the decorations said Diemling. A i think Council should put together a calender of scheduled meetings and events in the said Dallas Kinney of the concerned citizens committee. Planning committee and Council meetings could be placed on the calender. Journal deadlines Advance because of holidays in order to give journal employees the Opportunity to celebrate the Christmas and new years Day holidays with their families deadlines for the tuesday dec. 27 and tuesday Jan. 3 journal will be stepped up a Day. Following Are the deadlines for the dec. 27 journal All news 9 . Wednesday dec. 21. A All display advertising 4 . Wednesday dec. 21, a classified liner ads 10 . Thursday dec. 22. All a too late to classify ads 10 . Friday dec. 23. Following Are the deadlines for the Jan. 3 journal All news 9 . Wednesday dec. 28. All display advertising 4 . Wednesday dec. 28. All classified liner ads 10 . Thursday dec. 29. A a too late to classify ads. 10 . Friday dec. 30. The journal appreciates the cooperation of ail in observing these deadlines. Thank Vou. Paramedic fund desperate Anderson fire chief de Stagnaro today issued his strongest Appeal for to the Anderson paramedic fund a the need is the most critical to Date a Stagnaro said the second paramedic unit was due to arrive in the township monday he said. However there was Only about $7560. In the. Paramedic fund to go towards Purchase of the unit. About $17,500 to Date has been collected. For purchasing and equipping the second unit and $10,000 of that has already Pur chased the needed equipment for the unit Stagnaro said. The fire chief said the township s firemen s association a group which operates the Volunteer life squad is loaning the difference to pay the Bill for the unit. Payment was due on deliver according to arrangements made with the manufacturer. He noted the township government appears to be doing its share in providing paramedic service to the township. At a special meeting of the trustees dec. 19. Stagnaro expected the Board to approve the hiring of two additional paid firemen. This would bolster the paid staff to six outside of himself and provide two men on duty around the clock. Most of these men Are either paramedics or Are taking paramedic training. Stagnaro has been a prime Pusher for the paramedic program in the township for Many years. A in my opinion at least 10 to 12 lives have been saved since the paramedic program went into he added. A saving a human life is of the highest calling possible All of the paramedics like the life squad men Are out in All elements attempting to save lives each and every Day i know the Anderson township residents appreciate this but the contributions must Stagnaro. Went on a a. Lot of and. Businesses . Given to the paramedic program. The Community responded in a a fantastic Way contributing to the first drive and i feel the people should continue to do tax deductible contributions should be made out to Anderson paramedic fund and sent to the Central Trust co. Anderson township Branch Beechmont ave., Cincinnati o. 45230. They can also be left at any of the Anderson firehouses 7954 Beechmont ave., Salem and Beechmont and Broa dwell re. Luken win address chamber former Cincinnati mayor James Luken will speak to the Anderson chamber of Commerce on a City and county relations at noon Jan. 12 at the hot Shoppe Beechmont mall. City councilman Luken has been outspoken on his belief that county residents should pay More for services in the City. His thinking is expected to be opposed at the chamber meeting by township residents if a dialogue is permitted in the program. A better season. In addition to the Teddy Bear Joe Namath also wanted 200 pounds of hamburger 100 toys a dishwasher baseball Bat and train set. No mention was made of pantyhose. Continued to Page 15

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