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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 15, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioFire department has Fries As assistant chief Solitude at Stonelick Bridge a Litie a Ohio january is filled with i n to �1% Sims and Chilly winds Winter is not without its Beauty the season s first snowfall added to the Solitude the historical wooden covered Bridge Between Stonelick and in Clermont county s Stonelick township. Photo by Michael Meineke. By brain Macconnell staff writer the Anderson township fire department now has an assistant fire chief Dennis Fries. He has been serving in the position since Jan. I. Dave Cooper township fire chief said his main objective in assigning an assistant chief was to Takeo some of the Many jobs the department has to do to a keep us a first rate department a one person can to do Al the work in the department a Cooper said. A having an assistant chief lets me have someone in charge when in a not Here. Dennis also takes care of a lot of the work handle by my some of Fries specific duties arc dismisses Zimmer complaint by Brian Macconnell staff writer the . Nuclear regulatory commission arc has dismissed a complaint that Cincinnati Gas and electric co. I cd amp a had used false information about the Zimmer nuclear Power Plant. The complaint was anonymously Given to Charles Barth the arc staff lawyer handling most Zimmer affairs. According to Jim Foster the arc investigator who looked into the charge Barth was called in March of last year by a Man who refused to give his name. A Barth was contacted by an Anonymous person regarding improper information supposedly Given the commission about Zimmer a Foster said. A the information in question was about the costs and benefits of nuclear Power As compared to other types of the caller apparently told Barth that Sargent and Lundy a Utility company consulting firm had incorrectly reported fuel costs. A the caller Lull have to refer to him As the Alleger said the costs Given by Sargent and Lundy were based on leasing of uranium. Since leasing was an unknown when the report was prepared in 1968 the Alleger said the figures were improper a Foster said. A to really get the entire Complex picture a faster said a you have to look at the chronology of the Case. Cd amp a had done a number of studies through Sargent and Lundy and this was just one of them. It is impossible to say How close the figures actually Are to the final figures but you have to realize that the report was prepared Over 10 years ago. How can you accurately predict Cost figures 10 years away a in his report on the charges Foster said he was concentrating on two things. A first a he said. A i was asking the question a what part does this play in licensing a 1 determined that there was no relationship at All. Second. I asked whether the information submitted by Sargent and Lundy was a lie. No it Wasny to. I can to say if it was accurate or not an estimate can never be totally accurate. But they were trying to estimate a Cost 10 years in Advance. If the information was found to be Way off base i still done to think Sargent and Lundy was Foster said the complaint was based on the fact that nuclear Power is More expensive to produce unless the Plant can have a certain length of life. A if nuclear Power is to be cheaper than anything else the operating and maintenance costs must be lower or the fuel costs must be lower than alternatives a he said. A if the Plant can operate for a Long time it can be cheaper than Otter emphasizing that Sargent and Lundy was trying to estimate Coal and uranium prices 10 years in Advance Foster also added that the figures in question were not even used for the final decision to go ahead with the Plant. A even though the complaint was found to have no substantial basis a he said a a he figures the Alleger was worried about weren to used when in the Cincinnati area for the investigation of the complaint Foster said he had been in Contact with the Anonymous caller on the Telephone but the complainant would not speak to Foster in person. He would t say where he got his information from. He see me in person. I assume he was from the Cincinnati area but i done to even know that for sure a Foster said. Foster said the complaint would have no Impact on the licensing procedure for the Zimmer Plant. The Resolution of the complaint he said a would neither Speed up nor slow Down the licensing chamber re elects five five directors of the Anderson area chamber of Commerce were unanimously re elected by those in attendance at the Jan. 10 meeting of the membership. Three year terms to end in 1982, were Given to e. Wayne Titus Robert Allen Ron Clark Nina Fansher and Tom Aylor. Lee Hornback executive Secretary of the chamber said officers and at Large members for one year terms will be voted upon by the directors in the near future. Officers Are to be installed at the annual banquet set for Jan. 29 at Coldstream country club . Ayer will be honoured As the citizen of the year. Nominated As officers for 1980 Are Taylor president Joe Schott first vice president Bob Allen second vice president de Wright jr., recording Secretary and Jeff Figgatt treasurer. A watershed year for gop in 1982 by de Wrightjr. Publisher while some politicians Are lining up their ducks for this Falls election there Are Young republicans around the state who Are looking ahead to 1982. One of these is Robert a. Taft ii 65th District state representative. He regards 1982 As a a watershed year for the Ohio gop. There Are six or a even state offices from the governor Down which will be up for grabs. And for the first time in recent memory there wont be a Republican incumbent in any of them he noted. Taft told the journal Friday that he might consider running for state auditor against Democrat Thomas e. Ferguson in two years. But he Hasni to decided for sure. It is Likely this decision will be contract will bring command Post the Hamilton county sheriffs department command Post in Anderson township will probably be established As soon As contractual agreements Between the township and the department can be ironed out. The department and the township trustees have agreed on preliminary contracts according to trustee Thomas Taylor and the command Post can be put into operation when the contracts Are final a the contracts we have Are preliminary ones Taylor said i thought that since we approved the new contracts the sheriffs department should submit a new one to us a formal technically Correct contract should sgt a what we finally operate upon. Taylor said he was not sure when the command Post could become operational but said he thought it should be within a a few there will probably not be any physical changes evident to township residents at first.4 j Taylor said. A there will probably by changes in the communication equipment Between the command Post and the Headquarters for the Road patrol in it. Healthy Quot Taylor said. Quot but other than that the physic1 changes Woulff not be very minus. Our Deputy service w ill still be working out of the township facilities at the Beechmont fire the pos t commander for the township will probably be sgt. Charles Stein according to Taylor. A if you were to poll the trustees a Taylor said a i think he would get the nod but nothing has formally been decided yet. That decision wont be made until the contract is finalized. I think Charlie would do an excellent Job. He lives in the area and has made a great Taylor said the trustees have received no indication from the sheriff s office that Stein would in unacceptable. A the office has t said anything about it. They wont until the contract is settled Quot Taylor said. A we Are contracting for this service so i think we have a very important say in the matter and i believe the department will abide by our although the sheriffs department is not planning any changes in facilities in the township immediately Taylor said changes May come sometime in the future. A it is my understanding that the office of the sheriff is looking for a building on the East Side of town it can use to conduct All operations for East Side communities a Taylor said. A from what in be been told the department seems to think Anderson township would be a Good place to locate such a building. 1 done to think this is even beyond the talking stage so ills not close to being definite but it is my understanding that the township is a place they Are looking Taylor said lie did not know when the plan might become More definite. Coming in the next six weeks or so since Taft is also considering running for Hamilton county commissioner if commissioner Allen Paul chooses not to seek re election this fall. Taft said he expects that Paul will give his decision by the first of March and provide Taft with enough time before the March 20 filing Date to decide if he wants to run. He will seek re election to the 65th House seat if he does not run for county commissioner. It would be a a easier to run for a state office if Taft is in the state legislature he figures. He could move around the state easier. But the county commission Job has personal advantages for Taft. His first child Anna was born to Bob and Hope Taft last april being away from the family for several Days every week can be rough for a legislator. A there have been rumours that there might be other candidates up for the Republican nomination for county commissioner. Taft said. He added that no one from the journal area had been mentioned. Taft 37, thinks that candidates for possible vacancy in the Ohio House would be Given a full hearings from the party Quot and anticipates that Clermont gop also would have a voice in the matter. About 35 percent of the 65th District lies in Union and continued to Page a-10 Cooper said will be fire prevention and keeping track of certification of emergency medical technicians. A the members of the life squad and the paramedics have to be certified at certain intervals a Cooper said. A there Are a couple of different certifications which might overlap. Dentis will have to make sure we done to accidentally let any of our Cert Ifica Lions Cooper said both the department and the township trustees recognized the need for an assistant chief. A the men and the trustees thought an assistant chief was needed. There is just so much work to keep both the assistant chief and the chief Busy. We can now do some of the things we should have in the past but because of the according to Cooper and trustee Thomas Taylor Fries had been seriously considered for the Job of chief after the death of chief Edward h. Signage june 19 of last year. Cooper said his qualifications led to the assistant chief Job. A Dennis and 1 were both highly considered for the Job of chief a Cooper Laid a so its obvious that he is Well qualified. Also the two of us work very Well Taylor said Cooper was in the process of reviewing the operation and efficiency of the do Partinen t when he came to the trustees with the idea of a new chief. A we had discussed the position in previous years but never acted on it a Taylor said. A Dave wanted an assistant so we said we a d no objections. A Taylor said Cooper had already reviewed the personnel of the department and recommended Fries to the trustees. A we had been in executive session a said Taylor of the trustees action a so we went into regular session and a pred the Taylor went on to Praise the department. A there were several outstanding applicants for the chief position and Dennis was one of them. When Dave recommended Dennis for the assistants Job the trustees had no trouble accepting the Taylor said Cooper has been working hard to make the fire department More efficient since he assumed the Job As chief. A the s been doing hts it Best to put everyone with the Job they can do the Best a Taylor said. Quot an assistant chief will allow him to work even better and a Bow the entire department to work better. Dennis was a n excellent Cooper said Fries was making a sizable difference in the operation of the department. A Dennis is doing a terrific Job so far a Cooper said. Quot with the work we Are going together we Are getting a lot township firemen Settle on wags the Anderson township trustees and the township firemen a association have reached an agreement on a wage package for 1980. According to township trustee Thomas Taylor the new contract gives the 15 full time firemen and the chief Dave Cooper a seven percent increase in wages Over the 1979 contract. The contract also provides for a possible additional one percent of 1979 salary on the basis of proficiency or Merit ratings said Taylor. Taylor said the negotiations for a new contract a went very he noted that besides salary the negotiations gave the trustees and the fire department a Chance to evaluate the performance and needs of the department. A the negotiations gave us a Chance to took at the total fire department a Taylor said. A we were Able to lode at its needs for growth along with the growth of the Taylor said the Issue of wages was the most important but added that there were also some changes in fringe benefits As a result of the talks. A some of the fringes changed slightly a Taylor said. A overtime insurance benefits and such were settled with no problems. One thing that should help the firemen is the fact that representatives from the insurance companies will come to explain to them exactly How they Are covered and what the coverage the new wage pact was not the Only Issue covered during the talks Between the firemen and the trustees Taylor Ltd Aid. The two groups came to agreement on a policy to be included in a township fire code when it is enacted. A we decided who would pay for standby life squad and paramedic units at a Large Public gathering a Taylor said. He Saia the policy was created As a result of the death of 11 a youths at riverfront coliseum dec. 3. A at a Large gathering in the township a Taylor said a we i or Oug h. It would be Wise to have ined Ca help available. The trustees and the fire department agreed that the sponsor of such an event should have to Bear the costs of having the units on it is difficult to imagine anything in the township where this would be necessary Taylor said but in the event such a gathering would happen the township should be prepared. A we really done to anticipate any problems with a huge gathering a Taylor said a but it Are looking Forward to and paling what might eventually become a state this week in Forest Hills what could possibly make 18,206,000 smokers kick the habit the american cancer society says the a great american smoke out did for one Day at least. You can get All t he details on Page b-7. The Cincinnati nature Center is conducting a Grey whale safari for those who have always dreamed about taking some time at sea. If you feel like you would like to look for whales and you Don t get seasick easily see Page a-3 you always hear people talking about fighting inflation done to you a out thing they usually Don t mention is the fact that inflation tights Back. See a confusion says Page b-7. It lava tied lit1, a stud it i a a Usi tit rubik a t it its ii Forest Hills journal 584 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 u>0�e coverage Olanderson township a it. Washington a Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation a Foj verified audited by a is %

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