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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 19, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioSchool budget funds program for gifted spartans Shine in gymnastics meet Turpin a Julie Kneipp performs in the floor exercise on her Way to a second place finish last week in the Southwest District gymnastics invitational at Turpin. Kneipp helped the spartans to a first place finish in the beginners class by also taking first place on the beam. A or and photos. Page a-3, by Brian Macconnell staff writer itt its regular monthly meeting last the Forest Hills Board of education was to vote on the school District budget for 1980. The budget proposed by District treasurer Gail j. Fritz includes total outlays of $14,688,761. One of the1 highlights of the appropriations is a $31,261 allotment for a program for academically gifted students. This is the first year the District will have such a program Fleming m. Justice assistant superintendent of the District said the members of the school Board were aware of the budget figures before the monday meeting a the proposal wont come As a Surprise to the Board a Justice said. A of of Brien Taylor announce candidacy Anderson township trustees John of Brien and Thomas Taylor have both sent letters to the Republican nominating committee to be considered for the Republican nomination for 65th District state representative. The represent Tice a seat will be vacated by Robert a. Taft ii who has announced his plans to run for the Hamilton county commission. Also being considered for the nomination Are Peter Strasser and Christopher Barnes. Strasser a is a resident of it. Washington and Barnes lives in Hyde Park. Of Brien and Taylor both said they feel they have experience which qualifies them for the representatives seat. Both noted experience in township government As Good for the state Job. A a in be been selected to township office twice a of Brien said. A a in be served for seven years and feel like i know enough to serve the 65th of Brien said he finds township government Gratifying by wheels he has a the abilities to Tjwie on another level i would be remiss if i did no to try to get the although he would like the legislative seat of Brien said be would not worry if he did not win the nomination. A i get into the race if i did no to think 1 could win it a he said a but if it does no to happen i wont worry about it. Whoever the nominee1 is i will support the Taylor also stressed his experience in township government saying his five years As a trustee have acquainted him with the a most Basic kind of grassroots government a Taft has left a legacy erf Good leadership. Taylor said and the nominee for the Republican party must be ready to fill the position. A Bob Taft has provided us with excellent leadership by treating the Job As a full time one a Taylor said. A i plan to treat it the same Way because i think a commitment of that magnitude deserves it a Taylor said he like of Brien would have to give up some of his civic responsibilities to take the legislative Post but is prepared to do so. He also said he would support the party a nominee for the seat. Taft will go for county commission Republican state rep. Robert a. Taft ii announced Friday he is a candidate for the Hamilton county commission seat to be Vaca Ted by Allen Paul Taft currently represents the 65th District which includes parts of Hamilton and Clermont counties. He is a it Lookout resident. In his announcement Taft complimented Paul saying he Hopes to keep up the Good work of that commissioner. Taft an attorney said he plans to serve the remainder of his term in the state legislature. Which ends dec. 33 of this year. The commission term begins Jan. 3.1981 a the decision was a difficult one a Taft said a but i feel that i can Best serve my family the Community and the party by working in local the birth of his first child Anna had an influence on the decision he said. His experience with state government has Given him Appeal expected knowledge to serve Well at the county level Taft said. A my experience in Columbus has allowed me to get some knowledge that will be useful in the a county commissioners seat a he said. A i have been on the ways and Means committee and the1 finance committee1 in the legislature and i really think the knowledge will be useful in county government,.�?� Taft said he sees problems present and future which must be treated by Hamilton county. A there Are problems facing the county a he said. A there Are problems concerning corrections full responsibility of county government air pollution funding for Renu t regional enforcement narcotics unit and Many Many issues have received added emphasis on the county level Taft said but resources have not shifted accordingly. No democratic candidate has announced a desire to run for the commission seat although Taft said he Hopes a democratic candidate does surface. The announcement of candidacy was held in the lobby of. The county courthouse and was attended by members of tafts family including his father former . Senator Robert Taft or. Liquor control department refuses License for Zorbas rep. Robert a Taft i collections please if you receive the journal by Carrier its collection time. Our Carrier will be knocking at your door some me in the next few Days for collection. Please remember that payment is voluntary and that your Carrier receives commission on every collection. Thank you the Ohio department of liquor control dec has decided not to renew the liquor permit of Zorbas an Anderson township bar. The action by the dec was. Taken feb. 11. The permit was rejected after the Anderson township Board of trustees objected to the renewal. The trustees said problems at the bar were the basis for the objection including fights and Public consumption erf alcohol. Besides Zorbas the trustees also objected to the permit renewal of another bar Marianas room and the decision on that renewal is expected later this week. The owners of Zorbas the 8190 Beechmont corp., May Appeal the dec decision within 30 Days and one of the owners Paul Grammas has said in the past that he intends to do so. After the recent decision Grammas could not be reached for comment Zorbas permit had been renewed originally when the dec misfiled an earlier objection by the trustees. The Board had drafted a letter of objection last August but the dec made the filing error and issued the permit Over the objection. When the mistake was realized the trustees were allowed to Send another objection and a hearing was scheduled and held last dec 20 it was on the basis of the december hearing that the permit was revoked. According to Patty Haskins assistant chief erf the Public information division of the dlc., the report on the decision said the bar was operated in a a manner that demonstrates a disregard for the Laws regulations or local ordinances of this state As contemplated under the statement also says the premises needed an a inordinate amount of police Protection. Incidents mentioned in the statement include physical assault Public consumption of alcohol use of drugs vandalism and traffic and parking problems. The report concludes by saying. A the department finds that a showing of Good cause for the rejection of the application. Has been named. Trustee president John of Brien said Only a the evidence and facts were presented and they evidently Felt it was a Strong enough course we Arentt sure How they will react to it but we Are confident that is a Quot reasonable budget a most of the major segments of the budget appropriations would be increased if it is approved and the total appropriation figure shows an increase of More than $1 6 million. The estimated ending balance after the school year is $368.369, but the balance estimation is usually underestimated by the District administration. Last year s balance was almost $1.3 million and the balance figure was used in negotiations by the Forest Hills teachers association As an argument for higher salaries. Outlays for regular instruction Are scheduled to be $7,508,013 under the new budget with $478,160 for special instruction and $168,982 for vocational instruction for total instruction costs of $8,155,155. The budget also shows a figure of slightly under $6 million for support services including administration health transportation and food services. The extracurricular activities in the District Are designed to receive $213,854 of which $1,47.110 would go to sports activities. The sports budget allocates a total of $59,933 for boys sports and $2,1,987 for girls sports Thep venue for the budget come nearly equally from local and state sources with a slight amount coming from a Federal Grant almost $7 million will come from local tax Revenue White a bout $6.8 million will come from state sources Federal Revenue amounts to $59,006. The budget gives a figure of $15,057.130 for total Revenue and beginning balance and the $14,688,761 figure for total regular expense. In other business the Board was to vote on the advertising for bids on seven new school buses and one mini bus. The mini bus would be used to transport special education students. A the Board was also to hear routine business including committee reports policy revisions and personnel in addition the music staff of the District was to give a report on the music education programs. Explorers would Aid Newtown firefighters by Brian Macconnell staff writer the Newtown fire department will begin a new program March 5 which will allow Young men and women to become involved in the departments operations. The department is establishing an explorer scout Post in which Young people can help the department in various ways giving them valuable experience and giving the department additional manpower. Chief Ralph Holmes said the fire department has been considering the program for about two years. A it seemed like a Good Way to keep kids off the Street and we might also find some future firefighters. We might even find a future he said. The new program is open to people Ages 15 to 20 years old but t4-yiea.r5 0l d. Can participate if they Are in the ninth Grade. The scouts will be Able to assist the department in several ways said Holmes and capt. Jewell Boaz. Boaz mentioned that the explorers could help with teaching fire safety in schools and Holmes said that the scouts could help at the scene of a fire by laying hoses and handling communications. A it could free an additional fire fighter a Holmes said. A if we can let one of the scouts work the communications we can be More the idea originated with the Evendale fire department Holmes said. A the Evendale department contacted the Dan Beard Council of the. Boy scouts of America and came up with the idea. Now there Are 13 or 14 posts in the Boaz said anyone interested in the program May participate. A it will help a he Saida if they have their own transportation. We Are looking for 15 to 20 Boaz stressed that the safety of the scouts will not be the scouts will not be allowed on fire trucks in a burning building or near a hazardous disaster scene. A there Are Many ways they can help us without being in danger a the Captain said. A $5 fee will be collected for those wishing to join the group at the March 5 meeting and that Money will go towards insurance for the scouts. Holmes stressed that the scouts will be insured for the activities in which they May participate. After the initial $5, the group will be self sufficient. A they will hold events to raise Money a Holmes said. A they might want to do a car Wash or something along those lines but they will support themselves As a at the March 5 meeting parents should accompany their children since parental consent is needed before a Young person May join the scouts. Also at the meeting representatives from the Dan Beard Council and members of the Evendale Post will be in attendance to answer questions. This week in Forest Hills the Mcnicholas rockets gave a scared a to the highly ranked panthers erf. Elder saturday , but keep up the Pace in the final Quarter of basketball action. The 63-46 loss was Only the fourth for the rockets. The Story and photos can be found on Pageb-5. Remember the recently forecast a major storm that ended up being a. Major mistake Lois theuring says there Are better ways to predict the w Eather and she has lost her Faith in weathermen. Read about some of the a old win to a tales in a confusion says a Page a-5. A it. Washington couple turned a Hobby into a career when they started making decorative Glass for a living. Howard and Jean Meyer Lov the business of firing their of Glass and they end up with Beautiful product. See the Stor on Page b a. Business am editorial a-i0 restaurants b-4 sports is 11 Forest Hills journal $64 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 10�% co ver Are of Anderson township it Washington a Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. A circulation await to by verified via a a Tuuifo

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