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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 18, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioA Columbu Ohio 43211 Pai d Cefi Cir Kat. Chio a Sefl la a 2352irorcst Rolls journal vol. 20 no. 1 Friday january 18,1980 single copy 15 cents Board gets Grant for Forest Road Par rockets win again Kevin Green of me nit hoi As shoots Over de Kush Ter of Turpin during third Quarter action of their tuesday night game. Also in the action Are Paul of Connell of Moniek 22have Drake of Turpin 44jeff Wiesenhahn of Moniek 154and Al Souder of Turpin 22. The rockets won the game 63-50, before a Large and enthusiastic crowd from both schools. Story and picture Page a-8. Journal photo counselling pays off for kids at three schools by Brian Macconnell staff writer the Anderson township Park District will receive a tenant of $87,312 through the Ohio department of natural resources Coder for development of a Park on Forest Road Pat Lawrence of Oder said the Grant was Given As a a development Grant to develop play Fields a picnic shelter jogging Trail and parking facilities a Lawrence said the Grant is a 44 reimbursement Grant a meaning the Park Board will also spend $87,312 of its own a the entire project will Cost $174,624,�?� she said a the local Park Board will spend it and the state will reimburse the Park Board for half that Thomas Gaier Park Board member said the Board had been a holding off on other projects until it knew whether or not the Grant application would be accepted a we be been saving our pennies this year a Gaier said a we knew we were going to spend a Good bit of Money if we received the Grant. We knew we were going on a capital expansion program soon. A a Lawrence said the funds for the Grant came originally from a Federal organization the land and water conservation fund. The Oder received $11.4 million from the fund and channelled $9.7 million into local projects. The remainders she said will be used for state projects. The Oder received 160 applications for the Grants Lawrence said and accepted 71. She said the Forest Road Park Grant was about average for the amount of Money Given. A the acceptance and rejection of the Grants a she said a was based on the needs of the area in addition to the suitability of the project. After we determine that the need is there we look at the site in person to see if its suitable for the project the Park Board sent to Lawrence also noted that As part of the application for the Grant the Park Board had to certify that it had the Money to spend on the project and was obligated to commit it. Gaier said the plans for the new Park involve about it acres. A or is hard to say How much we will actually develop a Gaier said. A part of the land is a Ravine. Rut the total area is about 11 acres. The new Park in addition to some others which Are in the planning stages May alleviate part of the current problems with a Lack of recreation Fields in the township Gaier said. The plans for the Park include three soccer Fields and two baseball diamonds with an outdoor basketball court and a volleyball court. A this Park could help with the recreation problem a Gaier said. A with these new Fields and Fields another Sites we could really help within the next couple of besides the Forest Road Park Gaier said the Hoard Hopes to add an additional soccer Field and baseball Diamond on a site on Laverty Lane Between Sutton Road and four mile. Gaier said there have been no complaints from residents of the area near the Park about the construction of it. A there Are Only three houses adjacent to the Park area a he said. A they Are assured there will be a tree line Between their houses and the the Park is bounded by Forest Road on the North Ayer elementary on the West. Interstate 275 on the South and Woods and Candlewood court on the East Gaier said the completion of the Park is behind the original target Date. A we Are now hoping for a completion and full opening in the Spring of 1981,�?� Graier said. A a hopefully by that time the turf will be Strong enough to support a full schedule of games. A a we Are just tickled to death to get this Grant a Gaier said. Quot the entire Board worked very hard to do it. Ftp a a great feeling to know we Are pulled it off by Cheryl Rall or a staff writer a program where High schooners counsel Middle school students is paying off in some extra benefits for the Counselor v a some of the Counselor have said 11 in t d i Seuss Itig values with the six graders helps them clarify their own values a commented Pat White a guidance Counselor at Turpin 11 igl i so i foot. 4 they feel t hey be gotten As much from the experience As the younger a Turpin. Loveland and Milford Are involved in the peer counselling program that originated in Arizona was ret tiled by the . Marine corps and introduced locally at Madeira i years ago. Originally called the Slop dope program the Endeavor now covers May other areas and has dropped the name. A we Deal a lot More with peer pressure and values these Days in the mrs. White noted. A the kids seem to respond at a Ilioyd. The second school in the area to try i lie program die lust four weeks Are spent talking about values. The next three weeks Deal with tobacco and smoking. That is followed is ii four weeks focused on Quot alcohol. Four More weeks Are devoted to marijuana and seven weeks Are spent learning about hard drugs. At the heart of the program Are the teenage Counselor. Junior and Romr boys and Girts Are hand taked to be trained As Counselor explained Doug Ernst ing Counselor at Loveland Middle school. Rookie Counselor attend a training session in the summer where various professionals inform them about the topics foe discussing during the year and advise them How to provide counselling. A we re extremely proud of our Young people a Ernst ing said. A we re certainly behind the Counselor at Loveland had been working with seventh graders but this year have also started working with sixth graders at i i lord where Cadle is assisted in the program by teacher Mike Sofranko seventh graders Are the target. S t Xii graders receive counselling through the program at Turpin where Pat Hendrey and Sandy Meyers Are the coordinators. A a lot of seventh graders have said they wished they could go through the program mrs. Meyers opened. When the Counselor and Middle schooners get together usually once a week adults Are excluded from the sessions. Quot this is a clean program. We Don t go looking for Ernst ing stressed. A i won t Tell you what percentage of youngsters use drugs or things like that. This in t a Gestapo group getting Inlo Matiun and giving it to the school or police. What is discussed Between Counselor and kids is the local kiwanis club supports the Loveland program. At Millord. The program is financed by the Hoard of education. The Turpin Middle school Pat pays for the Effort there. A kids listen to their Peers More than mrs. Meyers pointed out. Quot we re trying to Pul that to use in a positive Newtown land use hearing yields few major objections by Brian Macconnell staff writer a new land use plan and zoning ordinance seems to be acceptable to residents of the Village of Newtown after a color guard contest sunday As members of the a Ohio color guard circuit the i slippers and their a Blue spirit a color guard will sponsor a Competition on sunday Jan. 20, at 1 . This event will take place at the Turpin Middle school gymnasium 10 color guards representing four different states will be competing. The doors will open at noon and the Cost of tickets at the door will be $2.50 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets will be $2 for adults and $1,50 for children and May be obtained by calling 232-2185 or 474-0964. Proceeds from the Competition will be used to defray the costs of uniforms travelling and equipment of the i steppers and the Blue spirit. Instructed by Glor a Brooks with pikes and Peggy me Collough on rifles the a Blue spirit has been working hard towards this Competition. The proceeds from this event will go to help defray expenses incurred by the a Blue spirit As it competes throughout Ohio. The a Blue spirit Are sponsored by the i steppers drum amp Baton corp. Who in turn arc sponsored by the american legion Post 484 and its ladies auxiliary. Public hearing wednesday night in the Village Hall. Mayor John Russell conducted the hearing and heard for the most part questions about the plan and ordinance rather than complaints. Russell emphasized throughout the hearing that the land use plan was an indication of the optimum use of land in Newtown while the zoning ordinance was the Law backing up the plan. A the land use plan is what we would like to see if everything was perfect a Russell said. Quot As we All know however that is next to impossible. The actual ordinance allows other types of development in our zoned the land use plan and ordinance was prepared by the Ralph l. Woolpert co. For the Village and was discussed by about 30 Village residents and several Village officials. The plan and ordinance Cost about $9,500 to prepare. The ordinance allows seven types of zoning in the Village agricultural one family dwellings one and two family dwellings Multi family dwellings a planned Village Center general business and office warehouse and Industrial own. Some Village residents questioned the stance of the Village and the zoning ordinance on Low income Multi family housing in the Village. Russell said the Multi family zoned areas require that any Structure be no More than three stories High and meet density requirements. The plan had to include Multi Fani ily zoning the mayor said in order to stand up if challenged in court in a discrimination Case. Russell said the Village government has no intention of trying to attract developers of Large housing facilities but added there is Little the Village could do if a facility was ruled Legal within zoning regulations. Some other questions entered on the Large Section of the Village on. And adjacent to property owned by the Dravo co. Russell said Dravo had reclaimed some of the land they had mined for gravel and intended to give some to the Village and sell some to Industrial developers. Continued to Page a-9 this weekend Forest Hills miss Ohio cuts ribbon miss Ohio. Tana Carla wednesday called the Eastgate mall .11" Penney store a the Best store Lve seen just before she Cut tin ribbon to officially open the first store at the new it. Carmel regional shopping Center. David Gottdiner. Manager said he hoped the store has what the shoppers want. Horace Flannery one of the developers of the mall thanked the Many people who made the store and malt possible. He praised Penney s As a one of the Best companies i have Ever worked a number of Penney officials were in attendance. Also introduced was de Parish executive vice president of the Clermont chamber of Commerce. Cutting the ribbon from left Are Flannery. Is. Carla and Gottdiner. Join Nai photo. Live Oaks vocational school offers another option to High school students in this area. Each year the school takes eighth graders on Tours of the educational Complex and goes out to individual schools to talk with sophomores. See Page a-3. A Good Hairdresser is hard to find so if you like yours. Sheila Case Benner tells you How to keep him on Page b-5 in punch line. A ashes a now being presented Ai the Cincinnati playhouse is a Complex but worthwhile drama about a serious problems Many couples face. Fine lines offers a review on Page a-4, Tuto Bio it Budt Tets a-10 brides real estate by Church a a spurts a-8 1 Lassiriedsb-h.�, 10 Forest Hills journal s�4 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 uto0� coverage Olanderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday circulation audited by div defied

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