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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 2, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioMy / newspaper project Ohio historical society 1-7i and 17th ave. Co 1 rails cd i o -13211 i bulk rate . Postage i paid his ii a a. I p�5tt?t so. 2352 j or a % >�?�5 to tact no. 4? wednesday january 2,1980 single copy 15 cent Forest Hills teachers Board at impasse by Brian Macconnell staff writer the Forest Hills teachers association feta rejected an offer of a 7.06 percent salary increase and voted to declare an impasse in its negotiations with the Forest Hills school Board. The impasse Means that the parties will choose an arbitrator to advise both on a settlement. The arbitration is not binding said feta president Tom Ader. A the arbitrator will Only suggest a Compromise to us but neither party is obliged to accept itty he said. The feta represents 88 percent of the districts teachers. Ader said the teachers Are not satisfied with current pay Scales and the offers made so far by the school Board. A the teachers think that with our present Cost of Quot living and the funds available to the Board they should give us the raise we Are asking Ader said the budget for the District will show a $1.3 million carryover from last year and. The Board should be willing to distribute some of the surplus among teachers salaries. A the Board is being stubborn a Ader said. A they will readily admit that there is a $1.3 million surplus in the budget. The Money is More than readily school superintendent Robert c. Wolf agrees that there is a surplus to be realized in the school budget but does not think that justifies the size of the raise requested by the teachers. Quot our budget does look Good a said Wolf a but that does no to mean we should get rid of the entire surplus just because if s there. We done to know what next years Money situation will look like. The teachers done to think we should keep As much As we believe is Good sense. A the original feta proposal called for a salary increase of about eight percent from the journal starts speakers Bureau the journal newspapers today established a speakers Bureau for the Benefit of area civic groups fraternal organizations dubs and schools. The journal has a variety of subjects that can be topics for area groups. Included Are How to submit a press release Toa news outlet. How to write advertising the history of the journal newspapers How a newspaper works what happens to put together a newspaper for More information or to Book a speaker Call Gene Carr at 528-1111. Current base of $10,275 to about $11,100, and. A. Cost of living contingency clause. The Cost of living considerations would have amounted to maximum of an additional 12 percent per year increase. The original offer from the school Board was a base salary increase to $10,650. The figures from the original offers have changed quite a bit As is evident from the most recent offers from both sides. The feta has dropped its Cost of living clause and asked for a 13 percent salary increase to $11,615, while the Board has offered a seven to $11,000. Another Factor involved in the disagreement is pay increases after certain lengths of service to the District. The feta wants an increase of $750 Between the 13th and 17th years of teaching and a $1600 increase Between the 17th and 22nd year. The Board has offered $525 and $1175, respectively. The salary and longevity issues Are the Only area where the teachers association and the school Board have not reached tentative agreement. The two parties have reached agreement on life insurance dental insurance supplemental salaries coaches advisors to extracurricular activities Etc Blue Cross and Blue shield and adjustments for hourly Ero Plo yees the base salary request of $11,615 by the teachers would if granted make their base the highest in the area while the offer by the Board would put the Forest Hills teachers among the top six districts in base pay according to figures from the Hamilton county office of education. Dennis Devine director of personnel for the District said the offer from the school Board a would make Forest Hills salaries very competitive with the rest of the schools in Hamilton and Clermont Wolf added that those districts which have higher base salaries than Forest Hills include Lockland Princeton St. Bernard and three Rivers a which have a great Industrial tax base. We have a Good tax base but not like Ader said the arbitration hearings will begin As soon As possible. A the last time this happened a he said a the Case a was actually heard in. March after the impasse was reached at about the same time in the collection time a Friendly reminder that this is collection time for the journal carriers. Your Carrier will Only be asking for 65 cents this collection period because of the Holiday season and its resultant publishing schedule. A substantial sum of the Money that you pay goes toward your carriers earnings and indicates that he she is doing a Good Job. Done to forget to ask for your receipt when you do pay As it is Worth $1.00 off on a new prescription at Kmart pharmacy Beechmont ave. We Hope you will participate. The journal Quot circulation dept. Year. Its very hard to Tell when it will be solved a a we have bargained in Good Faith a Ader said a we dropped our Cost of living clause when the Board said they could not. Pay it. We still think they can give us the increase we Are asking for the old contract ran out dec. 31, and Ader said no Job action has been mentioned by the feta but he would not Rule out the possibility. Negotiations had been in Progress since nov. 6. Members of the Milford High school marching band organize their Luggage and equipment in the gymnasium before leaving for their appearance in the Orange bowl Parade. The band left about 12 30 . Dec. 26 in four buses bound for the Florida Parade. The buses were to return Early today. Milford High band members Load one of the buses which will take them to Florida to play in the Orange bowl Parade and at Disney world. The band played at Disney world last thursday and in the Parade monday journal managing editor Mark Liglin. Is accompany in g the band to get the full Story on the trip. Dream comes True for Milford band editors note the Milford band was to return Home Early this morning from their trip to Florida. The journals managing editor Mark Heglin accompanied the band on the trip and called in this report last Friday before the Holiday publishing deadline. By Mark Heglin managing editor Orlando Florid a the past 15 months of hard work have culminated in a dream come True for the Milford High school eagles band. The eagles have achieved the goal set for them when they were victorious in the music bowl at Nippert stadium in october of 1978. By winning that High school band Competition the eagles won the right to March in this past new year even a King Orange Parade in Miami. But it also saddled them with the responsibilities of sharpening their already impressive marching and musical talents and of raising about $45,000 needed to get them to Florida. The Milford folks have proven to be experts in the Fine Art of raising funds. John Pollard past president of the Milford band boosters explained that the need to raise Money for the Florida trip came at a particularly bad. Time. A i was president of the boosters then in 1978 when Milford won the music bowl Competition. We had just finished a five year project to raise Money for completely new that five year drive Pollard continued met its goal raising about half the Money the band collected in 15 months for the Florida trip. From the time of their first performance in Florida the nagies demonstrated their worthiness of the Orange bowl nomination. Last thursday at Walt Disney world in Orlando the Milford band was chosen to Lead an extravagant Holiday Parade through the amusement Park. Disney world is noted for its crowds. During the Christmas and new year holidays the crowds Are even larger. People came from throughout the United states and other countries to see the elaborate Yule decorations and entertainment. The University of Michigan band in Florida for a Gator bowl appearance with North Carolina led a Parade through the Park thursday evening. Bui. Milford a marching eagles led the Parade thursday afternoon. The Milford band members Range from age 12 to 17 during. The grueling bus ride from Milford to Orlando a cramped 21-hour Marathon ride with Only a few stops to stretch their legs the band members seemed to be. Much like any other group of teenagers on an out of town trip. Most got Little if any sleep. But when it came time for the band to suit up and practice for their starring role at one of americans largest amusement Parks a metamorphosis took place. The cramped Muscles sore stomachs head colds and weariness seemed to fade and the Milford band members showed their True colors. They concentrated on music. And the. Parade watchers at Florida s Disney world showed their appreciation of the Milford bands skills with loud and Long applause. Officials sworn in for Newtown Anderson two ceremonies were to be1 held Jan. 1 to swear in local officials elected nov. 6. Newtown Village Council and the Anderson township trustees held ceremonies to swear in the new officers. In Newtown John Dean replaced Velma Aicholtz on Council As incumbent John Shirley returned to his Council seat and John Russell gave up his seat to take Over the mayors chair. Clerk Carolyn Busse also returned for another term after running november. Unopposed in Robert Dorsey Republican trustee returned to his Post after defeating John Zenni in the november election by a Large margin. Clerk Bill Skeen was also returned to office after running unopposed pm nov. 6. The Newtown ceremony was to be conducted by congressman Willis Gradison at noon and the Anderson township ceremony took place at 1 . Man found dead in mall parking lot area roads included in safety study the Hamilton county sheriffs department is investigating the death of Edward s. Hoffeld 61, who was found in the front seat of an automobile at the Beechmont mail. According to the department deputies found the body at 4 10 . Wednesday. Hoffeld 7234 Ayers re. A v died of a gunshot wound but the sheriffs department was still investigating the incident As of Friday and. Had not released the actual cause of a death or the circumstances involved a spokesman for the sheriffs department said there was no indication erf homicide. By Brian Macconnell staff writer the Cincinnati police division and the Hamilton county sheriffs department Are on the receiving end of a Federal Grant at. $543,000 to fund traffic safety programs. The Anderson township and it. Washington areas will receive some of the attention of the safety programs. The Cincinnati department s comprehensive traffic safety program will focus on six areas of the City including part of Beechmont Avenue. The sheriffs department will conduct the program in several area s of the county including Beechmont and Salem Road. According to it James Combs of Cincinnati police the Beec Tunon. A Rea was included because it was one of the top areas in the City in number of accidents with injuries. A this does t mean that More accidents happened there than other places but More accidents with injuries involved a Combs said. The p Rog ram includes stepped up patrols of the six trouble areas. Combs said the patrols will operate from 1 to 9 ., when most injuries occur in the areas and from 9 . To 5 a.m., when most arrests Are made for driving under the influence of alcohol. Combs said traffic Natalies Are up sharply this year to77 deaths this year from 50 last year. A priority will be Given to Speed violations driving under the influence of alcohol pedestrian violations and violations of pedestrian right of Way a Combs said. The priorities reflect the problems with the increase in deaths this year. A of the 77 ,�?� Combs said. �?o19, have been pedestrians so far this year. We Only had 11 All of last year. We Are always hammering away at motorists about safety hut we Are going to have to try to get at the pedestrians Combs said the last time pedestrian fatalities were up As was in 1974, which May help explain this years increase. A that was the year of the original Oil crisis a Combs said. A we really Don t know for sure. But we think that May have something to do with it maybe More people Are walking than the amount of accidents in which alcohol is a Factor has also increased significantly said Combs at least 50 percent of this years accidents have had some alcohol involvement while last. Year the figure was around 30 percent. In spite of the great numbers of accidents attributed to alcohol. Combs said the most common cause of accidents is excessive Speed. A Speed is definitely the biggest single Factor in. The state in. Auto fatalities a Combs said. A we will definitely be watching Speed very closely in our concentration areas around the besides stepping up patrols in the City. Combs said the traffic Section of the department is conducting a series of traffic safety talks. Any group can request and receive a program of traffic safety presented by the department free of charge. Combs said interested groups should Call 352-3551. Anderson clerk taking sidewalk bids Bill Skeen clerk of Anderson township will receive bids until 7 30 . Jan. 17 to furnish the necessary labor material and equipment for the construction of a Concrete sidewalk four feet wide and five inches thick under driveways on the South Side erf Dunn Road from 120 feet East of Salem Road East 360 feet for the entire length of Lakeview Hill subdivision. The trustees will open bids at their annual january meeting. They have the right to reject any and All bids. This week in Forest Hills the Anderson redskins upset the Garfield Griffins in an exciting basketball game last week. Details on Page a-8. This is special Deputy sheriff week in Anderson township so if you see a. Special Deputy thank him. For the great Job he a been doing. To read More about the special deputies and what they do turn to Page a-2. The new year always brings a Batch of new movies but one 1979 movie is still Worth seeing if you missed it last year. Burt Reynolds and Jill Clay Burgh Shine in. A starting over.�?T1 read the review in Fine line on Page a-8. Brides a-15 editorial a4 Church a-2 in business a-3 classified Al 1-14 real estate a Ion Forest i its journal 544 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 110% coverage of Anderson township of Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audit d by Quot verified

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