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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 8, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioLocal medical facility May be a step closer by Brian Macconnell staff writer the Sisters of mercy the roman Catholic religions order which operates our lady of mercy Hospital in Mariemont have purchased 44.5 acres of land in Anderson township. The land Deal raises the possibility that there May be a medical facility built in the township. A when i hear that the Sisters of mercy acquired land in the township a said township trustee Thomas Taylor a the possibility that some Type of medical facility might be built sure comes to Taylor pointed out that he had no idea what the order has in mind for the land. A i want to make it Clear that no one from the Hospital has indicated any kind of plans to me a Taylor said. A when i talk about a medical facility it is a matter of the parcel of land Borders on the five mile connector and is on the Corner erf the connector immediately across from the site of the new Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county. Quot the site which the Sisters have bought according to the most recent draft of the township guide plan is at the demographic Center of the township a Taylor said. The plan suggests the area be developed As a a Community Center a saying a a new Library is planned for development on the Northwest quadrant of this intersection and the larger Northeast and Southeast quadrants Are largely presently undeveloped. This area could accommodate new and expanded township facilities Community services and recreation Robert Allen assistant administrator erf our lady of mercy said the plans for the land have not yet been determined. To have received no indication about the possible use of the land a he said. Quot the Sisters of mercy facilities include Many schools Day care centers and others a Allen did say. However that if a the present growth rate in the township continues the present Mariemont facility would be a grossly taxed a with a projected population of Over 50,000 in 1990, Allen said the Hospital would be pressed for enough room to accommodate demand. Quot regardless of what the Sisters Allen said a we have indicated to Corva the regional health planning Agency in a Long Range plan the need to expand with the expansion of Anderson a the land was sold to the Sisters of mercy by Donald f. Papner for $880,000. Mercy recently indicated to Corva the need for 27 additional Beds at its Mariemont facility the Hospital is also planning an addition which would provide extra parking research and Laboratory space. A mercy has been Active in assessing the medical needs of the Community and filling those needs a Taylor said. A they have worked with the township and hoc medical committee in securing two new general practitioners to practice in the township a Quot Taylor said mercy also bought signs to a place around the township to direct Drivers to the Mariemont Hospital. Quot they have been very Active in the Community through representation and their work to help with our needs.�?�. Mercy officials have said in the past Taylor said that Anderson is one of the main areas it serves and plans to serve in the future. A even if the Sisters end up not being Able to use the land a he said a it sure is a Safe investment. It is prime land that they could sell pretty easily although i doubt that s Why they bought Taylor said although he heard no plans for a medical facility on the site he is a excited about the possibility of future plans. The land acquisition May be a step in the right has Anderson dumps Northwest 74-51 Northwest a Larry Montgomery it 13 lifts a jump shot Over Andersons Dave Woprice 15 during first Quarter action tuesday night at Anderson. The redskins held Montgomery to 10 Points while winning their eighth game of the season 74-51. At left Andersons Jay Scavo and Greg Northwest look on. Journal photo Mac Otwell. 6formality�?T will finalize sheriffs pact the new service contract Between the Hamilton county sheriffs department and the Anderson township Board of trustees has been signed by the trustees sheriff Lincoln Stokes and county prosecutor Simon leis or. According to Victor Carrelli chief of deputies for the sheriffs department the contract highlighted by the establishment of a command Post in the township must now be certified by the county auditor for final validation. Quot we Are waiting for a certificate from the auditor s office a Carrelli said. A this is a formality. In essence the rec hears congestion concerns criminal Justice meetings the Cincinnati Hamilton county criminal Justice regional planning unit will hold two Public meetings As the first stage of its formal planning for fiscal year 1981. The first meeting will be held feb. 11 at 7 . At the Springfield township administration building 8375 Winton Road next to Brentwood shopping Center. The second will be held at the downtown Owca 9th and Walnut , feb. 12 at 10 . The meetings Are held to afford criminal Justice professionals interested citizens and Quot other organizations the Opportunity to present ideas about issues concerning the criminal Justice system including juvenile and detention facilities. The units purpose is to disburse Federal Law enforcement funds among City and county., agencies. Persons wishing to make presentations at the meeting Are asked to limit them to three minutes. Topics include Law enforcement crime prevention juvenile Justice system support judicial system and adult corrections. Details May be obtained by calling 621-9304. The Hamilton county Rural zoning commission heard Quot concerns about traffic congestion at a Public hearing about a proposed townhouse development at Ragland Road and lawyer Road. Eagle investment co. Has requested a zone change from residential to planned multiple family. The company plans 171 condominium units 81 single family houses and a Pool Tennis and clubhouse facility. The plan includes a. Proposed land donation to the Anderson township Park Board for Park purposes. Area residents opposing the development said it would add too Many cars to roads in the immediate area. Consultants to study options for St. Gregory a the archdiocese of Cincinnati has hired real estate research co. And Kef inc. As consultants to advise the archdiocese on the use of St. Gregory s a Seminary. The Seminary building will no longer by used for teaching seminarians after this year. The students presently at St. Gegory a will continue training at Josephina Seminary in Columbus. The huge Seminary has seen decreasing enrolment in recent years and the Upkeep has become impractical considering the number of seminarians trained at the site. Rev. Malcolm Grad head of planning and research for the archdiocese said the consultants would study the Best possible uses for St. Gregory s and. My St. Mary Seminary in Norwood. A the study has not really even begun yet a Grad said. A the agreement was made last week and the work has not even progressed to the Point of any written preliminary contract some of the options which have been mentioned for the two facilities Grad said have concerned moving students from it. St. Mary a to St. Gregory s or leaving the Norwood Seminary open and using St. Gregory a for other purposes. Quot these Are Only some of the ideas that have been mentioned by All kinds of people a he said. A they Aren t the Only ones open to the choices the Rector of St. Gregory a Rev. Francis vol Menke said he did not have any ideas what uses might be suggested for the Seminary. Quot there preconditions and sizes of the buildings which have to be considered about both places a he said. Quot there is no Way for me to say what will happen to St. he said there is not one particular option which is being considered More than others in the look at the future of St. Gregory a. A there have been some suggestions off the top of Peoples Heads a vol Menke said. A i Don t think All the options have been looked at though. That is exactly Why the consultants have been hired to Tell the archdiocese what is feasible for the property and what it can be used for Best. A the two seminaries Are being studied in conjunction with one another vol Menke stressed so that the Best possible solution can be reached for both. A a lot of ideas have been mentioned a vol Menke said a but we can to say what will happen. The purpose of the study is to identify other options than those mentioned and then make a the study is expected to be completed within about two to four months vol Menke said. Certificate says that Anderson township has enough Money to fulfil the contract a until the certification by auditor Joseph l. De Courcy Carrelli said the department will not pursue the appointment of a Post commander although township and sheriffs department officials have said sgt. Charles Stein will probably be the Post commander Carrelli w Ould not verify the fact. A we take this kind of thing step by Carrelli said. A the matter of choosing a commander won t be decided until after the contract is legally after the contract is put through All the proper Steps Carrelli said recommendations will be taken for a the Post commander Job. A since we take it one step at a time we done to know for sure yet who will be the commander a he said. When the certification is Given by Decourey a the trustees will discuss with col. Harry Bode head of the Road patrol for the sheriffs office their preference for the commanders Job Carrelli said. After Bode hears the recommendation of the trustees he will convey it to Carrelli and Stokes with a recommendation of his own. Stokes will then decide the commander Carrelli said. Quot we Are going through the whole process. Quot the chief said. Quot since there Are so Many different Steps it is hard to Tell How Long the Choice will take. It be too Long but i can to give a meaningful estimate a this will be the first time the sheriff s department has established a township command Post anywhere in the county. The Post commander will be a Liason Between the township and the department and will be responsible for department operations in the area. Quot the deputies in the area will be responsible to the commander a Carrelli said Quot and he should also be responsive to the needs of the Community to report Back to us. He wont be autonomous though. He is working for the sheriffs by saving travel costs from the it. Healthy Road patrol Headquarters and by reducing the number of sergeants in the township the new contract will Cost the township less than last years contract. County roads set for repair the Hamilton county Engineer has released the list of repairs to the county Road system. Most of the repairs except a projected expenditure of $1.1 million for Bridge repairs will be funded by the $10 increase in License fees. Resurfacing and berm improvements to 40 Miles of county roads will Cost an estimated $2.3 million. Included Are sections of Corbly Forest Woodruff Asbury and five mile roads. Eversole and Sutton roads Are included in plans to improve culverts and pipes. The entire plan for pipe and Culvert improvements will Cost an estimated $250,000. The Newtown Road Bridge will be replaced at a Cost of about $500,000, and repair or replacement work will be done to Bridges on bridle Road and Wooster Pike this weekend in Forest Hills flu a siege seems to be subsiding a recent outbreak of influenza has taken its toll in area schools with student and teacher absenteeism increasing last week. Or. Harold Jacobs Hamilton county health commissioner said the b Type flu virus is not As serious As some other types but disables a patient from one to three Days. The Type b virus is characterized by a sore Throat lung congestion and pneumonia like conditions according to Clermont county health commissioner or William Selnick. A the Strain of the virus that has been making the rounds is not serious As say the Swine flu of a couple of years ago a Jacobs said. Jacobs said the health department gets its statistics of the severity of an outbreak from school absenteeism reports. A we have been Able to establish a trend that in the last couple of weeks we be seen the greatest school absenteeism in a while a he said. A i think the outbreak has reached its Peak though. People seem to be Jacobs said the health department does not keep accurate records of numbers of cases but Only notes trends. A the schools have been saying there has been a recent improvement a he said. Harrison Herms principal of it. Washington school on Mears Avenue said attendance has been Down due to flu within the past couple erf weeks. In a a would estimate the absenteeism is about 10 percent higher than usual a he said a but. I think we have reached the Peak and Are on the Down Side Turpin Middle school principal Keith Wieland said attendance at his school was Down but he was not. Sure of figures. A in the Winter months our attendance is always slightly lower than at other times a Wieland said. A for the entire year our attendance averages about 95 percent. Now we Are probably running about 91 Jacobs said that although a Large Newber of people May be affected by the flu a it is not really a serious Selnick said the outbreak is subsiding in Clermont county also. Continued to Page a-3 some people think of hypnosis As a kind of Mystic Art a part of the occult. But Jim Ward is trying to do away with that image. Ward conducts classes in which he tries to help his students Qiu to smoking through hypnosis. See Page a-16. Both the Anderson and Turpin basketball teams won in tuesday night action. Turpin surprised the cardinals of Colerain for its second win and first win in the Hamilton county league american division. Anderson in the meantime beat Northwest in another league game 74-51. For All the sports information and pictures see Page a-8. Looking for something to do this weekend if you Are interested in the arts Check Fine lines on Page a-3 for details about music drama and other arts. Business Church \-14 a-4 classified a 12-14 sports a 8-9 Forest Hills Jour Nial -564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1 in 100% coverage of Anderson township it Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by k ii verified m m a Otti Caf o

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