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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 19, 1975, Cincinnati, Ohio?3p&jter 2 �?~�o3torio�l society 1-71 17th ave. Columbus Ohio 43211. A -. In to i 1 o o 100% coverage of Anderson town ship a a it Washington a Newtown a California by . Mail 504 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 vol. 14 no 40wednesday, february 19, 1975 4 sections 24 pages Gradison Tours District during recess freshman rep has visited president3rd firehouse now occupied Willis Gradison or. Has spoken with president Gerald Ford on several occasions the newly elected . told the members of the Ward 1 Republican women a club last week. Although he a was not in on Quot Quot he leadership breakfast Gradison said he did spend four hours one evening at a White House dinner along with the Secretary of state the presidents chief economic advisor and the head of the Federal Energy administration. The evening included speeches by the three men and a question and answer period. The questions while polite were a really Blunt a Gradison noted. The luncheon with the Ward i club was one of Many meetings Gradison had with his constituents during the recent ten Day recess. Gradison had sent a letter to the speaker of the House requesting that Congress not adjourn a at this time of National and International when Congress did adjourn february 7, Gradison released a schedule of his recess activities which included meetings walks in the District and Tours. The freshman representative spoke at the Loveland chamber of Commerce walked walked Anderson township precinct g and Ward i precinct a and met with people at Beechmont mall. Gradison also met with Public officials including governor James Rhodes University of Quot Cincinati president Warren Bennis and Cin Board delays ,. A. Decision on fundamental program at he superintendent Donald Waldrip will be making a decision on the location of the fundamental school on March 10, according to Eastern Hills Junior High. School principal Charles Williams. Eastern Hills is. One of the Sites being considered for this part of the alternative schools program. Peoples Junior High in Hyde Park is the other location under consideration. A staff member at the Cincinnati superintendents office said the delay will allow everybody to take a a Good Long look at the proposal before making a decision.,., Williams and members of the it. Washington Community have been vocal in their support of the program at Eastern Hills. However so have faulty members at. Peoples. At the Pard of education meeting last week parents from both schools vocalized their feelings. Robert colonel president of the it. Washington Pat told the Board the Pat had conducted a Telephone Survey of 172 Pat members. 87 per continued to Page 23 Cannati mayor Theodore Berry. Last saturday Gradison walked the red River Gorge. Gradison is making appearances around the District a to get across the idea that we re there to help a he told the members of the Republican women a club. Problems people have fall into two categories he noted weighty ones like Energy and the Economy and the Day by Day problems of existence. A the Job did no tend with the election a a he said a it just Gradison said he is a great believer in face to face Contact and added that he has made it a Point in Washington to meet in person Many people from various departments. That and the attention drawn to Cincinnati because of the special March election have helped the District Gradison feels. Case in Point he noted is the National Safe drinking water program to be based in Cincinnati. Gradison believes that his talks with members of the environmental Protection Agency brought Cincinnati to their attention. If the project is successful Gradison believes they will a feel More kindly a towards Cincinnati for future projects. There is a a tradition of research Here a he noted along with skilled manpower and existing buildings. In response to a question from the audience Gradison said he and is a wife had been thinking about moving for a year but would delay making a decision until they know if the District line will be re drawn. His wife a Law practice is based in Withamsville he noted so they would like to move East. The freshman representative said he would have mass mailings but a not with the same abandon As my former represent continued to Page 23 Annerson township s third firehouse might be dedicated by gov. Janies a. Rhodes. Firemen were expected to begin occupying it this week. Journal photo Dube. Planning commission members study Connecticut projects two Cincinnati planning commission members were to have travelled to Connecticut Early Taos week to study a number of Spud projects. Peter Swenty and William Ennis were to have spent monday in Connecticut gathering material for an informal presentation to the other members of the commission. The trip was made in conjunction with a zone modification request on Wayside Avenue in it. Washington. There is a request pending for a zone change from re to re Spud single family planned unit development. The commission has been studying the zone modification request for several months and a decision should be reached before the end of february. Current timetable Calls for final written arguments and information to be presented this Friday. The planning commission staff will present its recommendation the the commission on feb. 26 the planning commission could make its decision at their regular Friday meeting feb. 28. At that meeting each Side will be allocated each Side Wil be allotted ten minutes for final arguments. Swenty told the journal that the commission could a possibly spake a decision that Day. However if there is new information presented there will be time to discuss it. A Spud is an important concept a he said. A it is an important project an important area and an important the trip to Connecticut was not made at the invitation of the Developer requesting the zone modification. There will be no conducted tour of the projects. The two commission members will visit the projects on their own. After the zoning has been modified the commission will decide on the Salem Landing Ltd. Residents raise project for the area. The developers have proposed a 274 unit project with units built in clusters. Residents in the area have _ voiced their objections to the project on several occasions. Residents fear the project Wil cause traffic con v Jestion on Wayside and is not compatible with surrounding area in ownership value density and design. The planning commission has control Power Over the project and May dictate such things As density landscaping roadways details objections to project spuds positive Points the following is a summary of objections residents have raised about the proposed Spud development on Wayside ave. The objections Are taken from the Quot presentation of Wayside Salen residents position regarding proposed condominium Groll property Wayside ave a prepared by Pierce Cunningham attorney for the Wayside Salem residents Assn. In parts the premises upon which the objections Are raised differ with those of the Developer. Land use the land in question owned by Katherine Groll a is a 91 acre tract off Wayside. Salem Landing Ltd. Proposes to build 274 housing units Over 50 of the 91 acres with 20 left intact. Residents object that the developers projections do not detail the future use of the other remaining 20 acres. Services residents maintain the Road sidewalk sewer utilities Street lighting traffic control garbage collection postal service ice control storm sewer and other facilities of the area Are geared to a very Low population density. Editor s note the Groll property is within the boundaries of the City of Cincinnati neighbouring lots Are in Anderson township density the Groll tract is situated in a neighbourhood area of Over one Square mile size characterized by widely spaced Middle and upper Middle class dwellings the residents position paper states. The average housing density is less than one House per acre and the maximum density encountered in the area is two houses per acre. Tvs in continued to Page 23 the following is a summary of the Developer s position towards the Salem Landing project on Wayside ave. His statements Are taken from material supplied to the journal by the Developer. In a tarts his premises differ with those of the residents in the area. A the condominium form of Home ownership while being common in Many other countries of the world for centuries has become important in the . Only during the past ten years a the Developer states. A condominium ownership is now accepted As an excellent and contemporary Means of ownership and is fully vested As a part of the american housing scene. Official data indicates that some 25 per cent of All current new housing starts Are condominiums and in certain . Cities some 50 per cent of All new housing starts Are editors note condominiums Are popular in Washington . And in Florida both National and local statistics show that As Large a percentage of condominium purchases have owned a Home previously As have single family Home buyers the Developer maintains. Certainly the Best Way to illustrate the live style compatibility Between a single Home owner and a condominium owner is to draw upon the direct experience of a local Cincinnati condominium development Chestnut station a project under initial development in Hyde Park has some Points of similarity i locality pricing and Square footage to that planned at Salem Landing Chestnut station has con continued to Page 23 the Anderson township fire dept is expected to be using their third fire House this we though there. Are still some Small bits of work that May need to Quot be done1. Work could continue while building was occupied said the Fife chief de Stagnaro. Anderson trustees and fire chief Stagnaro were getting itchy to move in. Trustees have indicated they plan to discuss a ceremony to dedicate it. There has been even some talk about gov. James a. Rhodes being invited a to do the honors. Discussion is Likely t6 come up at the feb. 2q trustees meeting. It is at 7 . At the Anderson firehouse on Beechmont ave. John of Brien told the journal any ceremony would be simple but still n Good taste. Telephones were. Being put in Friday and furniture was to be put in this week Stagnaro said. Architect Dennis Malone originally figured the firehouse would be ready for occupancy by Jan. 1. However the final touches have taken a few More weeks than Normal. Equipment that has been in the Hamilton county garage main and round Bottom re the makeshift third station quarters will be transferred to the Ancor firehouse one Man will be on duty 24 hours a Day. In May. 1972 trustees on the advice of Stagnaro decided to not accept a higher Price Newtown Council sought for covering that portion of the township. Thus Anderson got permission from the Hamilton county Engineer to borrow space in the county garage to House the townships acting third firehouse the new fire station constructed on Broadwell re. On land Given by Diamond International corp., is 45 feet by 52 feet. Original Cost was expected to be about $35 to $40 per Square foot. The townships first firehouse is at Salem and Beechmont. It was the Only one in the township until the Early 60�?Ts when the Beechmont station now the main station was constructed along with the maintenance department quarters. Of connector work Hamilton county commissioners have approved plans for $3 million of construction work on the Anderson township connector Between Beechmont ave and Clough re. Inside the journal business review 7.17.24 chess column 4 Church 18 classifieds a 14,15 editorial 20,21 Foley Bernice 22 gardening 4 Smalley Stephen b. 20 weightings. 21 Forest Hills journal february it tfx. Published weekly on. Wednesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati pastors celebrate so years i then. 30 years fails to former seminarians in Bethel. He was there for three years before his assignment to St. Thomas i More. Father Buschmiller. Originally from pleasant Ridge was in an accelerated program at mount St. Mary a and was ordained before the rest of his class. He was a professor at mount St. Mary a for 22 years before is assignment to so Andrew Church in Milford in. And now March 1971. Father Schroeder pastor at immaculate heart of Mary in Anderson township was director at fort Scott Camp for 13 years and pastor at a Parish in Shan Don o. Before coming to Ihm in december 1972. He is originally from Hyde Park. Father Fritz is the newest one to the area1 although he is no stranger. He is original in from Fayetteville. Father Fritz became pastor of St. Veronica a in it. Carmel last june. Prior to that he was pastor at our lad it of Victory Church in Delhi he too has done Parish work and some teaching. None of the four priests seemed to think it Odd that they should All be stationed in the same area. A a it a coincidental a father Wolfer said. A for accidental or Providen tial a a a it a pure coincidence a father Buschmiller agreed. A for maybe As they say the Cream will Rise a All four priests said they do keep in close touch with one another and All remember their Days in the Seminary together. But As father Wolfer put it a those Are father Buschmiller laughed when asked about continued to Page 15 i i William l. Schroeder by Diane Dube in the Early 1940�?Ts four Young men were classmates at St. Gregory Seminary and at mount St. Mary s Seminary in Norwood. Today they Are pastors at four of the Catholic churches in the journal area. Three will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Onfri Naploi on feb. 24. The fourth will celebrate his 31st year this May. Fathers Robert j. Busch Robert j. Butch Miller Miller Francis e. Frite William l. Schroeder and Paul j. Wolfer have taught and done Parish work around the archdiocese of Cincinnati since their ordination the archdiocese covers Southwest Ohio including Dayton and towns North of Dayton. One by one the priests were assigned by the archbishop to parishes in a Eastern Hamilton county and % Western Clermont county. Francis e. Fritz father Wolfer was assigned to St. Thomas More in Withamsville six years ago. He is originally from Price Hill and attended elder High school. For College father Wolfer went to St. Gregory a where the other three were already students. The four continued their theological studies a mount St. Mary a. On february 24, 1945,. Paul Wolfer Francis e. Fritz and William l. Paul j. Wolfer Schroeder were ordained priests into the roman Catholic Church. Ten Moths earlier their classmate Robert Buschmiller had been ordained t since his ordination father Wolfer had taught at Purcell High school Cincinnati and Catholic Central High school a a Springfield after serving in a number of parishes father Wolfer was appointed pastor at St. Mary a amp lbs

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