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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 17, 1978, Cincinnati, Ohio-4 i Columbus Chio 4321i bulk rate y. A postage paid Cincinnati Ohio Hilts journal vol. 17 no. 44 january 17,1971 i n a a n it �n�mm�nwmm�miwmift�wwfim6aaflflai��mam�iaifl in Forest Hills District Stefie copy 15cschools already Over calamity Day limit after a three Day weekend Forest Hills school children were due to return to classes at Forest Hills schools today. But like it has for several Days this Winter it depended on the weather. Supt. Robert c. Wolf was not upset that monday was a Holiday Martin Luther Kings birthday. It allowed schools to be closed but not to count against the five Day limit posed by Ohio Law. Wolf has been concerned that either the District might have to pick up Day or Days somewhere in the remainder of the school year for the schools or the state legislature would have to pass legislation to permit schools to have More Days of closed school that do not have to be made up. This was done last year. But the Ohio department of education thursday reminded school superintendents around the state that such legislation was Only for last year since it expired in july. Both Sherwood and Wilson element Arles had been closed their present limit five Days As of Jan 9 Wolf gave this rundown of school closing through last week All schools were closed dec. 6, Jan. 9, 10, 13. On dec. 9 the elementary and Middle schools were not open but the High schools were. Sherwood was closed nov. 9 Quot because of a water pipe break. Same was True at Wilson Jan. 4. A a we re watching the Days very carefully a Wolf told the journal. Despite last years severe january the District this year was ahead of 1977 in Days of no school late last week a the roads Are in worse condition this year a he added. He was not sure Why but did note that Snow blowing caused some problems As did a severe ice on roads. School officials and workers he added Are concerned about the pipes freezing in the various schools. Thursday Anderson High experienced boiler problems but repairs were made while students were in school with no interruptions. While detailing the districts situation Wolf noted there is still another eight weeks in which there can still be Mere Winter weather which can cause school delays or cancellations. Meals on wheels seeking volunteers Mere volunteers Are needed to deliver lunches to residents of Anderson township and lit. Washington who Are involved in the meals on wheels program according to Bob Logan director of the Salem senior Center the Center which opened in october now has five volunteers to deliver hot meals to As Many As 14 people monday through Friday. Not All of the volunteers can deliver meals every Day and As the program grows so does the need for volunteers Logan explained. Anyone who is unable to Cook for themselves because of ill health or age is ele table for the meals on wheels program. Anyone who can drive is eligible to be a Volunteer. One of the major benefits of the program is that it enables people who can not Cook to remain Independent and in their own Homes Logan Points out. Those who wish to participate in the lunch program will be visited by a staff member of the Center to make sure meals Are what they really need. If an elderly person wants the service because in or she has been unable to get to the grocery store due to bad weather transportation to the store will be arranged. A if making their own meals is one of the few activities a person has we done to want to take that activity away from them a Logan said. A a in a rather take them to the store once a week to buy their economic conditions have no bearing pm who participates in meals on wheels Logan stressed. It is. Not a program just for Low income people. Anyone who can not prepare their own meals regardless of income is eligible for the program. There is a charge for the meals which is paid a week once a person joins the program meals will be delivered to the person at noontime unless the person Calls the Center before 9 30 . To cancel their lunch for that Day. The meals Are prepared by the Cook at the Salem Park nursing Home across the Street from the Center. The Cook prepares the meal in the morning. Someone from the Center goes across the Street at 11 15 . To pick up the meals which Are kept warm in insulated coolers. The volunteers set off around 11 30 . To make their rounds for the Day. Often the meals pm wheels Volunteer May be the Only person the elderly person sees All Day. Volunteers say they get great enjoyment and satisfaction from their work and. The fringe Benefit of meeting Many different and interesting people. Logan adds that the volunteers often act As his eyes letting him know How people Are getting along if they need other types of help or services and if they re in Good health. Those wishing to Volunteer to help with the program or receive the meals should Call Karin Lorch or sue Denoma at the Center 231-8410.mental health East plans program at Beech acres Winifred Kessler will be the coordinator of a program entitled a caught in change which will take place on two consecutive tuesday evenings a Jan. 31 and feb. 7, at a Beech acres the general protestant orphan Home 6881 Beechmont ave. This is a Public program sponsored by mental health services East. It will begin at 8 . And last until 1 . There will be no admission charge is. Kessler has for Many years been actively working with people to develop skills contributing to their own and their communities growth and Well being. She has worked with groups on local state and National Levels. She is currently on the Board of directors of the woman a City club where she chairs the new ways of working and living committee. A caught in change will be two evenings for adults of All Ages. It Iii explore and Deal with the demands of new roles and Winifred Kessler experience that each of us and female must Cope eventually. Safety of the children in getting to and from school is the obvious number one Condise ration in delays or cancellations the school head said. Gene Taylor head of the districts transportation system on bad weather Days gets up at 4 a a and Gail Fritz Bead of business affairs for the District wakes up at 5.. And Calls Wolf. The three meet at the bus garage at about 6 . And listen to weather reports and Monitor police scanner to gather All information possible with which to make a decision. Wolf explained sometimes a to buy time to further study a weather situation that does not obviously Call for called off schools Wolf puts the schools on a a a delay erf an hour or two. A people done to like it a he recognized while saying he saw no alternative de Wright Anderson township trustee Tom Taylor has charged City of Cincinnati is trying to get a a free lunch in All areas a a he agreed there were some things the county should be paying for like the Justice system but Taylor told the Anderson chamber of Commerce last thursday he thought the City had no business entering into the school desecration suit he said such a move would be merely an attempt to get the suburbs outside of Cincinnati City to help to pay for operation of the City school system. He mid the City appears a not willing to go out and face its meaning the City should finance City projects and systems. Taylor a member of the truth squad formed by county trustees and. Clerks association last year used an appearance before the chamber to lash out a bit at the City. He said there was a suggestion that it Washington would get better service if someone would a blow up the levee a a reference that the City forgets it. Washington because needs Are seen As More critical in other areas erf the City. The township trustee president mid it. Washingtron taxpayers Are paying More than their share erf tax Money to the City and is a a profits Bale tax base for the he added a a that a Why they the City needs it. Washington. Taylor sees As a not feasible the City allowing it. Washington pull away from the City and be a part of a municipality in joining with Anderson a something that has been stuck in my crawl for a Long time he mid was the City income tax that must be paid by residents living outside of the City who work in the City. Trustees feel a three mile limitation Law should be removed Taylor mid it Means he explained that approval must be received by All municipalities within three Miles of the Borders of a township which might seek to incorporate into a municipality. Present Board of trustees Bob Dorsey John of Brien and Taylor presently feel township form of government is serving the township the most efficiently. He did not Rule out that incorporation into a municipality might be better for serving the area sometime in the future. He did not give any idea when this might be. An example of efficiency of township form of government he mid was that recent comparison of Road maintenance Cost in the state was 1394 per capita in municipalities compared to $27 per capita in townships. He noted that state legislature a is very slow to respond a to need forgiving More authority to townships in urbanized areas such As Anderson Taylor mid he feared piecemeal Type of annexation by the City As seen in the 1950�?Ts, than incorporation of the entire township. Piecemeal is a a More cancerous Type a he said. Trend he noted is to allow the entire township to vote on any annexation by a municipality. The trustee was confident such a vote would be heavily against any annexation. Student smoking revisions expected oked monday volunteers Ruby Mckinley left and Helen Liphardt deliver m hot lunch to or. And mrs. Sticksel of Newtown. The meals on wheels program will deliver hot lunches five Days a week to those who Are unable because of health or age to prepare their own meals. As the number of participants in the program grows More volunteers to deliver meals Are needed. The High school student smoking revisions talked about last fall Are expected to be approved by the Forest Hills Board of education when it meets Jan. 23, according to president w. Kenneth Memke a new proposal including needing approval by the parents was worked out in an executive session of Board members after the regular session Jan. 9. At press time it was not known what effect if any it will have on Law suits pending against the school District. O. Lamar Weaver resident who filed the suit asked the Hamilton county common pleas court to postpone any action until Jan. 25 to give the Board time to change policy. Thank you due to weather conditions your paper May be late today. Please done to blame your Carrier am efforts have been made to have the paper delivered on time. The journal thanks you Fen your understanding business search to Start soon a a he a that was the comment of Charlie Cox president of the Anderson township chamber of Commerce right after Tom Taylor president of the Anderson township trustees made an enthusiastic pitch for the township to begin to bring additional compatible business Here. Taylor used the forum before the monthly meeting of the chamber for his posh. He was a last minute substitute for the scheduled speaker James t. Luken. 1977 mayor1 of Cincinnati who had to postpone his visit due to illness. The new trustee president mid he was a f Riend of business but that he did not want to see huge smoke stacks be mowing out pollution. This is the picture some people have of Industry he told the chamber members. Business is needed in the township he mid to reduce the tax. Burden on the individual property owners. Additional services trustees believe Are needed Ami desired by the residents of the Anderson to apply to join clean Community program Anderson township hopefully this week will be making formal application to be part of the clean Community program 11 the township application is accepted As evicted Anderson would be the first area of its size Popi nation to adopt such a program. It is expected that seeking can and Senco products will be leading the township business and Industry in. The drive which May Cost Quot As much As $5000 at the outset. When they enthusiastically endorsed the plan last month trustees did not seem to be concerned about the financing of the program to reduce total litter in the township. Tom Taylor president of the trustees said that in some communities around the country where the program has been in effect litter has been reduced by 70 per cent. Newtown Council swears in four male with by Julie Purnhagen journal contributor Ron Kidwel Marlene Bowen John Russel and Steve Kline were sworn into Council at the Jan. 10 Newtown visage Council meeting. Dallas Kinney spokesman for the concerned citizens committee of Newtown addressed Council about a proposed Highway to be built connecting 1-275 to Columbia Parkway. Because of limited area available to build the bypass Newtown is a possible site for the Highway. In a letter addressed to Council., the committee asked them to take unified action with neighbouring communities against acquisition of land from the stole. Mayor Turpin Fischer replied that a letter stating an opposing position of the bypass had been sent to the governor state senators Clermont county com missioners and neighbouring communities. Fischer thanked the committee for their efforts in the continued to k Taylor would like to have Anderson encouraging neighbouring bodies to seriously look into also sponsoring the program. There is a three Day conference in March in Cincinnati. Nancy Lamping of the township planning and zoning committee will represent government. It is not known yet who from the township will represent civic or sponsoring group the Anderson chamber of Commerce Ami the Industry and business Community. These three categories must be represented according to Tay Cufr Charles Cox president of the chamber. Said his Borad of directory at a meeting last week after much discussion decided to sponsor he program brought to the chamber by de Parish executive director last fall George Tierney it a High official of Heekin can in Cincinnati will be a part of the committee. Those attending the March conference will bring Back information to be shared with other civic and groups in the area probably at a Comuni unify meeting. Idea is to get All organizations growing township Are costing and will add to the Cost of living for the taxpayer a unless there is some Relief Taylor emphasized. Continue ugly rising taxes for schools and township services Are causing Many residents in High priced Homes mortgaged 80 to 90 per cent to need the Relief through economic growth he added As he has for the past year Taylor emphasized that the need is for a compatible non polluting Quot business. He urged that the trustees and chamber a strike now when the Iron is hot. Cox is expected to name a continued to Page 14 Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown -. California every tues a. Forest Hills journal january 17, 1f7t. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike. Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by interested to be involved in the project. Chamber directors and trustees Are enthusiastic about the system because it Dot s Call pm the Talent and resources of Many areas of the Community and is one Inore Means of the various township groups working toward a common goal Nina Fansher moved that the e lug i tvr be the sponsoring organization Carl i Neper a now Board member seconded the motion

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