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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 3, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioVol. 17 no. 42 january 3, if78 single copy 15cblack named Anderson Man of the Yea the Anderson township chamber of Commerce has selected e. Walter Black retired clerk of Anderson township trustees As a Man of the year for 1977. He is a lifelong resident of Anderson township. He will be honoured at a dinner party to be held at Coldstream country club on tuesday january 24, 1978. This will be open to the Public but limited in number. The dinner is sponsored by the chamber of Commerce. The selection committee for the chamber was headed by William Skeen past president. Black and his wife Edith who acted As his assistant live at 1668 Nagel Road he was in office As clerk for More than 30 years. He had been with Cincinnati metro and its predecessor Cincinnati transit co. For 44 years prior to his october retirement this past year Black a popular Public official was the Model for township clerks and had headed up the body of township clerks for this area. At the a me of his announcement great Praise was heaped upon him for the manner in which he had handled his work. Past receipt ends of the award have been William m. Judd h. D. West and e. Wayne Titus. % f e. W alter Black William m. Judd h. D. West e. Wayne Titus historian Stephen Smalley passes away Christmas Day the holidays were marred somewhat for Many area residents when the news of the Christmas Day death of Stephen b. Smalley was Learned. He had been ill for about a year. He was Well known As both a science teacher and historian. Most people considered him the premiere historian of the my Washington and Anderson township area especially since his columns abut historic Homes and other aspects appeared regularly in the journal since 1969. Stephen b. Smalley funeral services were held thursday at White amp sons funeral Home 2050 Beechmont ave. Memorials May be made to the Anderson township historical society or it. Washington presbyterian Church. Or. Smalley was in the midst of writing another in his journal series in his final weeks. In 1966, he retired As a Cincinnati school system and air Hume to science teacher. He thought at Anderson Junior High and it. Washington elementary schools. He and his wife Elsie observed their 50th wedding anniversary july 2 of last year. He would have been 78 on Jan. 21. On the occasion of his 50th birthday the couple were honoured by the Anderson township historical society and the Ohio House of represent lives. Marjorie Frame told the 125 persons at the Celebration that their contribution to the Community and society a is indeed very unique. A she credited his inspiration for both the society and the now famous log Cabin on Clough. A photo by or. Smalley of the Cabin was used As the Model of a sketch of the recently published Quot township map. Diane Dube at the time a reporter for the journal presented to Smalley on behalf of then rep. Frank h. Mayfield jr., a specially prepared testimonial from the Ohio House it saluted him As a one of the states finest citizens a Premier author and historian Par or. Smalley was known for his wit Wisdom and knowledge. He hated inaccuracies. The biggest he noted of history was that George Washington settled Here. A George Washington was never any where near Here a he emphasized in a journal interview nearly three years ago. Although deeply interested in science and history he also was a naturalist with a collection of More than 5000 butterflies. He belonged to Eastern Hills Garden club and the schoolmasters club As Well As the historical society. Besides his wife he leaves a daughter Lucy Francis Beck a West Carrolton teacher of children with learning disabilities a brother Calvin and grandchildren David and Debby Beck. His son in Law Edwin is a methodist minister. See related stories on inside school Board adopts pay requirements in a special meeting last wednesday night the Forest Hills Board of education acted on a state of Ohio requirement that All. Boards of education establish maximum Levels of pay for Board members meetings. Special legislation raised the fee that can be paid from $20 per meeting to $40 per meeting. The boards action was to establish $20 As the maximum for present boar collection time if you receive the journal by Carrier its collection time again. Your Carrier will be knocking at your door in the next few Days. Remember to ask him. For your receipt and do not pay if you done to receive one. It is Worth $1.00 please remember that payment is voluntary and that you Are rewarding your Carrier for Good service. 1t�,3t Anderson township trustees took Steps at their meeting last thursday night to improve the paramedic coverage already being furnished to the residents. By unanimous vote trustees moved to add six 24-hour fire fighters to the Force at a starting salary of $13,500. Of this group four Are currently class c fire fighters at a salary of $10,650 annually. The other two positions will be filled by new men. The four being promoted will not be replaced in the class a bracket. These six will work As 24-hour men. They will be on duty 24 hours a Day and off 48 hours. Chief de. Stagnaro of the department asked for this action in order to cover the Carson appointed Park commissioner members and $40 for newly elected members. The reason for the two rates of compensation is due to an attorney general a ruling that continued to Page 6 Nolan. Carson 6977 five mile rd., was appointed to the Board of Park commissioners of the Hamilton county Park District last week judge Melvin Rueger made the appointment. Carson 53, takes the place of Park commissioner Louis Nippert. Carsons term which started january 1, will last three years. The Anderson township attorney joined the Law firm of Dinsmore Shohl Coates k Deupree in 1951 and became a partner in the firm in 1959. He was a member of the Ohio House of representatives from n 1961-62. Carson has been chairman of the Ohio elections commission since 1974. He served on the Ohio constitute o Nal r e v i s i on commission from 1970-77 and chaired the finance and taxation committe from 1970-74. He was on the Board of trustees at Heidelberg College in Tiffin from 1973-77. Locally Carson served As chairman of the crime prevention committee for the Cincinnati Hamilton county criminal Justice continued to Page 6 night time hours with a paramedic trained people. Coupled with the motion Quot was a statement that future salary increases will be contingent upon successful completion of requirements for class a firefighters and maintenance of specified Job performance standards of the men being added As 24-hour men three Are already paramedics and two More Are in current paramedic classes. The township will now be Able to have a fully trained paramedic on duty 24 hours a Day seven Days a week the total added Cost to the budget for this move is some $38,000 annually. Stagnaro pointed out that the system will work to great advantage with the 24-hour paramedic being based at the Beechmont Avenue firehouse. When a Call comes for the paramedic unit the Man on duty will immediately leave for the scene of the emergency in the specially designed paramedic unit. Calls will also be made immediately for other paramedics on Volunteer duty to assist at the scene when these men arrive in their own vehicles they will relieve the full time Man who will at once return to the Beechmont station for other duty he will do so in one of the vehicles of the volunteers who reported to the emergency. Anderson township will now have full time and Volunteer trained paramedics. The paramedics Are trained firefighters and will assist at the scene of fires As Well As those emergencies calling for just paramedic trained reflects on 1977, sees need for tax Levy in 1978 editors note this open letter to the residents of Anderson township written by John of Brien president of the Board of trustees reflects on the accomplishments of 1977 and looks ahead to some of the challenges the township faces in 1978. As we close the year 1977 we can look Back on a time of Many happenings some of which will be of great importance in shaping our status As a Community in the future. Many Good events occurred As did some the Impact of which Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township. It. Washington Newtown California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal january 3, 1978. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by Are yet to be evaluated. If we can put those happenings in their proper perspectives and can capitalize on them in a positive manner our whole Community will Benefit. One of the More significant happenings of 1977 was the arrival of the first paramedic unit purchased by the citizens and the businesses of Anderson township. We can truly be thankful for the cooperation and Community spirit shown in this drive which was headed by Dick Tarvin and Jon Schneider. Hopefully the same enthusiasm will continue into 1978 in order to make the second unit a reality. At about the same time 10 men both paid and Volunteer firemen completed a strenuous six months course in paramedic procedures. The result of some six months with the paramedic program have been encouraging resulting in the saving of numerous lives which May not have otherwise been possible. Since More trained personnel Are needed to make the program More effective the trustees have authorized paramedic training for 10 More fire department personnel with seven of them currently enrolled and scheduled for certification in the Spring. The townships fire inspection and prevention program was greatly stepped up during 1977 with the dividends to be paid ultimately in reduced fire losses and greater citizen awareness of the need for proper preventive measures. The trustees also authorized the Purchase of an additional pumper for the fire department giving greater flexibility in firefighting. Increased Road mileage we now have 61.75 Miles of township roads and the knowledge of More to come in the near future prompted the trustees to proceed with a major expansion of the Road maintenance building in 1977. The building is now virtually completed and should adequately provide for current and projected Road equipment needs for our township. Road maintenance trucks Are now equipped with two Way radios in order to effect better communications and time saving during periods of Road resurfacing or Snow removal activities. The addition of a new truck should greatly reduce the time needed to cover the township during Snow emergencies however the increasing Cost of Salt roughly 50 percent and the extreme weather conditions of the past Winter have necessitated the use of a mixture of Salt and Sand in some instances for treating our Snow covered streets. Law enforcement is and has always been a major concern of your township trustees. Based upon nearly four years experience with our contract service we authorized another police study commission to evaluate the situation and to make recommendations for future needs. While statistics of reported crime have not greatly increased during the past year largely because of efficient personnel and greater Community awareness we must recognize the fact that our growing Community will require some degree of additional Protection in the very near future. It is our Hope that their additional Protection can be gained at a minimum of additional expenditures. The approval by the Hamilton county budget commission of a Branch Library for Anderson township was Welcome news to our Community which has been awaiting such a facility for several years. The Board of trustees of the Public Library of Hamilton county have met with us on several occasions in regard to site locations and plan to announce their final selection at their january 1978 Zeelig. To the Best of our knowledge there should be no delay in beginning the construction of our Library Early in 1979 As planned. A major addition to the townships recreational space was accomplished Early in the Spring with the news of the approval of $173,000 in Community development funds for the development of the Nagel Road recreational site. The cooperation achieved among the Board of education Park Board and trustees was most Gratifying and is hopefully a signal for future cooperation on projects of major Community importance. It is hoped that the Nagel Road site will be operational late in 1978. Mass transit became a concern of the township trustees in 1977 with the news that the Sun run would soon have to vacate the Beechmont mall. As a result of discussions Between the trustees. Chamber of Commerce the and hoc committee metro and mall officials alternative parking spaces were located with a substantial reduction in spaces allocated by the mall. At the present time the trustees Are in the process of selecting alternative Sites in conjunction with Seldom used ind near the Road mainer Innice building for suitable Park a Cilitia a or a Park and ride facility the proposal is expected to e funded largely through a re it from the Universal mass Tran authority Usta. At the end of the year the trustees voted to embark on the a a keep America Beautiful program for the township for 1978 in an attempt to remedy the littering in our Community. We Hope that this program will meet with great acceptance in Anderson township. During the year our longtime township clerk e. Walter Black retired after More than 30 years of dedicated service his experience and knowledge have proved invaluable to our Board of trustees As Well As previous boards and have resulted in the saving of considerable tax dollars. Be was replaced in october by William c. Skeen a local Public account whose business background is proving to be quite effective in the operation of our township. Looking at 1978 we see the township in a sound financial position although the costs of the Basic services should put More Strain on the budget during the coming year. The Overall operational costs of the fire department especially in regard to emergency services in the paramedic area have substantially exceeded our anticipations particularly in regard to the amount of manpower needed. Continued to Page 6

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