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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 28, 1978, Cincinnati, Ohio1-72 co 1 i my f a a a vol. 17 no. 56 Pamela drive work May Start soon Anderson township trustees in the next few weeks Are expected to receive a petition from residents of Pamela drive asking them to upgrade the Street so it can become a township Road it is expected to be approved several years ago $57,000 of Community development funds was approved for the project. However residents had to Purchase the right erf Way since the township legally could not. A main Section 40 feet by 905 feet is being bought by the residents according to trustee John of Brien they Are negotiating for a secondary 254-foot Section he added. Paper work of Brien said must i go through the county Engineer is a office since payment will be made with cd Money that is controlled y the county cd office. Trustees got their information from Pamela residents at a meeting held on the subject thursday night. February 26, 197 single copy 15c trustees have open mind on Grain storage facility t fica donates $200 to paramedic drice for within interested citizens Assn. Flea has joined the Anderson Hilts kiwanis club with both financial and moral support in the drive to collect funds for the second paramedic Rescue unit. Fica recently donated $200 for the second unit. Gary Taylor and . Scheppke of the civic group presents the Check to Dick Tarvin far left and Jon Schneider far right of the kiwanis gut. Taylor and Scheppke Are second and third from left. Fica members also worked on a door to door collection Campaign which netted $900. Two fruit Hill area residents recently found it necessary to Call upon the life squad and were a overwhelmed with the immediate response and the efficient manner in which the paramedics handled their emergencies a said a fica spokesman. A it is very reassuring to know that we have such a lifesaving service in our Keplinger retiring the retirement of one of the most popular figures in the history of the Forest Hills school District was to be announced at monday nights meeting of the Board of education after 24 years of service in the District Robert Keplinger Maddux elementary principal will retire effective july 31. Following a teaching and coaching stint at Mcnicholas High school Keplinger came to an Eastern Hills or. High status could be changed turning Eastern Hills Junior High into a Middle school is one of the preliminary recommendations of a 30-member citizens task Force preparing a school reorganization plan to be presented to the Cincinnati Board of education. Final recommendations Are to be Given the Board before april 1. Board is to approve a reorganization plan based on task Force recommendations. In Early april. The preliminary recommendation came from a special committee to study school situation in the area served by Withrow High school. The reorganization is being considered because the District has lost More than 25,000 students in the past decade. The preliminary recommendations cae for closing about one in every six schools in the system. Seventeen schools in five of six districts were slated for closure by task Force. A Public hearing is to be held on the Withrow District plan at 7 30 . March 7 at a location to be announced. Each District is holding its own hearing at the same time. Next task Force meeting is 7 30 . March 2 at Jerriel Baptist Church West end. A committee of Cincinnati school administrators earlier reportedly had proposed to the task Force tire possibility of having Eastern Hills elementary to be absorbed by it. Washington elementary school this was not in reports on the preliminary reorganization plan. Derson High As a physical education teacher and was head football coach for several years beginning in 1954. Later he was principal of Newtown elementary and then went to Maddux to head that school. Keplinger has made application to the teachers retirement system of Ohio for retirement it was announced at the Board meeting. Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 Engineer and architect hired by Quetot v g r a in inc., which wan is to built storage and loading facility along the Ohio River in Anderson township will be asked to attend a March 7 meeting of the township planning and zoning committee. John of Brien a township trustee said trustees have an open mind on the benefits of the facility there Are a More negatives than a a it a another White Castle All Over again a of Brien told the journal in characterizing the zone procedure he Learned must be followed. A zone change would not be required so the county zoning appeals Board would hear the Case not the county commissioners we Hite Castle hamburgers had to follow the same procedure for a restaurant at the Northwest Corner of Beechmont and Nagel re. Several months ago. Residents at that time opposed the location there but were helpless to do anything about it. Queen City Grain first inquired to the county planning commission in Winter erf 1976 but township trustees did not know anything about it until daily newspaper reporters called them the Middle of last week according to of Brien. A it s another reason Why we should get communications Quot said of Brien. The firm reportedly has filed an application with the Louisville District army corps of engineers one erf the agencies which must approve construction of such facilities. At a Spe peeling called on a thursday sit in the Back according to information o Brit a Fias obtained the $40 million firm was employing about 50 persons a year ago according to the trustee plans reportedly Call for the facility to be on a rite adjacent to Washington Marine. Inc. 6619 Kellogg ave about a mile East of Coney Island and the Cincinnati incorporation line it would reportedly consist of four 60-foot diameter Grain storage bins and four 15-foot diameter loading bids. Portions of the facility would project 100 feet from the Shore according to the array corps of engineers. Trustees Are Uncertain what Impact if any the facility would have on several nearby properties listed in the National Register of historic places. Impacts on such properties would be evaluated in making the final decision said the corp. Army corps will Rule on the application after March 16. Deadline for comments on the plan. Trustees Are expected to make comments to the corp and county officials sometime Between March 7 planning and zot tag meeting and the 16th deadline trustees could officially out at a March 9 meeting. O Brien said. If it turns out they Are against the proposal be sure and be heard he added it is said that Grain exporting is big business in Cincinnati dealers take Corn wheat soybeans and Oats from farms As far As 100 Miles away and ship it to Down River flour and feed Mills. Grain is also shipped to the Export markets on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts according to reports. All but less than 20 per cent of the Corn wheat and soybeans leaving Cincinnati by Barg ends up in Japan Spain the Netherlands great Britain and Italy. Issued the 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown a California every tuesday. Forest Mills journal february 20, 1978. Published weekly on tuesdays at 504 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 circulation audited by another night Quot Tefr fees Dir aus matter of Brien said. Bob Dorsey trustee vice resident told the Board according to of Brien he had of cassion to see a Grain storage tank operation on River Road when 20 to 25 trucks lined up in one Lane. Trustees see such a situation in a location off Kellogg As causing traffic problems especially in the summer with the volume from River Downs and old Coney. Poh ution and possibilities of explosions also give concern to the trustees of Brien said. Trustees have no idea of the economic Impact the facility will have on the township. The facility will be about a half mile from Kellogg ave. And 300 feet from the River. Tanks would area to get largest infusion of new investment in history of so Ohio governor predicts the far Eastern Hamilton county and Clermont county area is soon going to receive a the largest infusion of new investment in the history of southwestern this is the prediction made today by gov. James a Rhodes in a special letter to journal publisher . Wright gov. Rhodes said the area stands a on the threshold of the most progressive Era in its history. The investment a Aid Rhodes a will bring new vitality and Prosperity to the Rhodes said his administration a will be available to work with your excellent local officials to anticipate problems and resolve them Lefoi they reach significant in the next several years the area a will claim the title of fastest growing area in Ohio a a said the governor. Hie letter is photo reproduced on the front Page of the journals special 20-Page Progress Section in this Issue of the journal. Wright noted the Section is the largest and finest Ever produced by the journal papers. State and local government officials business leaders and educators have written special statements on the growth of the area and the problems and opportunities that lie ahead. There have been challenges issued in every Corner of the area by officials at their choosing. What is coming and How it All ties together is detailed in the Section considered unique in suburban publishing circles. Extra copies of the Section Are available at the journal office. Details on sending copies out of the area Are published on Page 19 of the conservation urged despite possible strike settlement while Union Coal miners across the country Are deciding whether to end their 85-Day Coal strike the nation s longest area governmental leaders and the president of Cincinnati Gas amp electric co. Are being asked to continue the conservation of electricity. Cd amp a president William h. Dickhoner said the firm is a asking our customers to continue their voluntary conservation so Are John of Brien. Anderson township trustee and Gerald Springer Cincinnati mayor. They noted that a setup of conservation efforts now could be placing thousands of jobs in jeopardy if it turns out the strike is not Over. Cd amp Ewie not consider lifting its request for voluntary conservation until it is certain the miners belonging to the nationwide United mine workers intend to return to work said Dickhoner. If a return to work remains in doubt and cd amp a s Coal stockpile drops below a 40-Day Supply it is possible that mandatory 25 per cent cutback May have to be imposed Dickhoner said. Conservation shipments of nonunion Coal arriving daily and other measurer have been credited with keeping the cd amp a Supply at 43 Davs for at least a weds mayor Springer told the Eastern Hies Exchange club thursday he would wait and see what action president Carter would take on the Coal strike before deciding what action he might take in the crisis he was considering invoking emergency Powers granted him under the City code to enforce Energy conservation. Other Council members last week said unilateral action by the mayor would not be necessary. He told the local club at a breakfast meeting at Jerry a restaurant that a rolling brownouts Are More effective than laying off urging the conservation Springer said there have been complaints that there Are a number erf outside lights remaining on at some businesses. He said that in Many cases the businesses Are making their voluntary 25 per cent curtailment in other ways that May not be obvious to the consumer. Springer recognizes that the rolling blackouts might be the most effective Way to conserve Energy if people could be trained on How to relight their furnaces after a blackout. Of Brien represented the trustees at a feb. 20 meeting of suburban government leaders on How to Deal w Ith Energy shortages. He said he was a impressed Quot with the meeting which he called a Well set up. Quot keeping Calm is most important in electricity loss or similar situation of Brien Learned. An Aura of Confidence must be Given by Public and Media of Brien said he and others were told by Hamilton county sheriff Lincoln Stokes a make sure your information is accurate a Stokes was quoted. A when we re in a critical situation one of the most difficult things to Stop Are rumours a he was to have said. Or. William Gates of the Academy of Medicine urged May it is and trustees to a take time to reassure the the township trustee said tier a Wane no questions asked aft the two hour presentation by the sheriff or. Gates and cd amp a Cincinnati Bee president of the county piece Rescue and fire chiefs associations Gary mixer disaster services Cincinnati area red Cross Liore Maccarrone director of Hamilton county civil defense municipal and township representatives. Serious electricity cutbacks could pre sent crime health and safety problems said John Fisch. Plans should be made he urged. In Energy related developments of the last week Withrow High school has been listed As one of eight Cincinnati school budding which would have Power Cut on a mandatory 25 per cent Cut. Shorter school Day is possible there. For the last week school buildings have been closed at 4 30 . If there would be a 50 per cent Cut Withrow and the other seven schools might have to be closed said an official with the City school system. Ohio utilities Are receiving 190,000 tons of non Union Coal a week according to Robert Ryan director of the Ohio Energy department. It is estimated that if cd amp a is Able to stretch its Supply on a six Calendar Days for every one Supply the 40-Day level when 25 per cent cutback is to be mandated according to present plan would not arrive until about March 6. Greater Cincinnati chamber of Commerce on feb. 22 sent a second Telegram to president Carter with copy to gov. Rhodes. It asked their intervention in the Coal strike. On the Day before also calling for an end to the strike was the general Board of the Ohio Council of churches. It designated March 5 a was a special Day in which congregations can Pray and meditate on the Energy crisis and dedicate themselves to responsible use of non renewable Ryan said Ohio was in no less of a crisis than on feb. 9 when gov. Rhodes called for a statewide Energy emergency. Because the state s Coal supplies apparently Are dwindling More slowly than Rhodes anticipated earlier in february state sen. Harry Merszei reportedly wondered a if we Haven to been Creed to a crisis about a month too Rhodes had sought to end the strike in Ohio but reportedly failed. A cd amp a next Bills will have a rate hike of at least 8 per cent reflecting a the initial effects Quot of the strike. Cd amp a costs Are up 8.2 per cent due to increased costs for nonunion Coal and the greater amounts of fuel Oil the Utility is using to generate Power during the strike. Bies Are expected to be higher in the following months. The Salem senior Center announced a seniors who have dutifully conserved heat and electricity May expand All the Energy they wish Quot at a dance at the of nip r i . March9. A message on the Coal situation from rep. Willis Gradison Ohio first District a strike which began in the Eastern coalfields twelve weeks ago has now threatened millions of americans where electricity outages rolling brownouts and Energy curtailments were distinct possibilities a few weeks ago they now seem inescapable clearly the Coal walkout is no longer a regional problem but a pressing National concern. Coal by truck and Power by line have continued to bolster Cincinnati a dwindling Energy Energy stockpile. Since Cincinnati Gas and electric cd amp a asked for voluntary 25 per cent cutbacks in electrical usage on february 1, the area it serves has been Able to avoid mandatory curtailments. The delay in imposing Mandator cutbacks has been aided by the voluntary reduction in usage b electric customers deliveries it non Union Coal to cd amp a Powe stations the Purchase of electric it from outside the Region and the use of Oil to help produce ele it Trinity. However these tactics a continued to Page 4 Anderson officially new part of Kab Anderson township officially is now part of the keep America Beautiful clean Community system. W Prstt Owers president Roger notified Thomas a. Taylor president of the trustees and . Parish executive director Anderson chamber of Commerce the township has been certified subject to the project teams attendance at a March 27-29 training workshop at Stouffer s inn downtown. Powers congratulated a the people of Anderson township for meeting the clean Community system certification requirements and wished the area a the greatest Success in implementing the Parish is the coordinator of the township program he and several others from the township will participate in the workshop. Taylor has praised the program before the clerks and trustees Assn. When it met at the Anderson Beechmont ave. Firehouse recently he has urged a regional approach to the program when speaking with officials of neighbouring time if you receive the journal Carrier it s collection Tii again. Your Carrier will knocking at your door in 1 next few Days. Remember ask him for your receipt a do not pay if you Don t Recei one. It is Worth Money off Dover Steak House. Please remember the payment is voluntary a that your Carrier receive commission for each collect i made

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