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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 31, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioTo rest Imus journal vol. 17 no. 44 january 31,1978 Ruitu Midwest s blizzard Andersons a worst crisis passes Anderson township s a worst crisis has passed with the blizzard of 1978. Andersons fire department and Road Crew worked extra hours in helping stranded residents according to Tom Taylor president of the township trustees. The army corp of engineers is providing funds for three Earth movers to help Clear streets. They were visible in various areas of the township last weekend. Federal government is paying for at least 75 per cent of paying for equipment from Jones construction. Kunz construction Ami Dravo corp. Township residents who still May be stranded Are urged to Call either the Anderson fire department 231-4560, or the Road department 231 events postponed As in All Over greater Cincinnati Many events have been postponed by the weather conditions Here Are those which have come to the attention of the journal t Beechmont players production from last weekend is postponed to feb. 10 and 11. The feb. 3 and 4 performances Are still on. Beech acres annual meeting is postponed for the second straight week. It now is planned for 3 . Feb. 5 at the Home. It had been originally set for Jan. 22 and delayed a week by the heavy Snow storm the Forest Hills school adult education classes have been postponed until March. Details May be had by calling the adult education office at 231-3600, ext. Smoking controversy now settled the Forest Hills school District three year controversy Over student smoking apparently is Over. Attorneys for the Forest Hills Board of education and o. Lamar Weaver have agreed to dismiss the suit without prejudice. This came after meeting informally a More than an hour with judge Robert Gorman in Hamilton county pleas court. Weaver reportedly said be has no intention of refiling the suit. The Regulado passed by the Board requiring parents who do not want their children to smoke to Send written notices to school was not quite what Weaver desired he indicated but he has realized that the regulation does place the responsibility for juvenile behaviour on the Parent. The Board passed new rules at the Jan. 23 meeting. This was expected before the meeting As the journal first reported Jan. 17. The new smoking rules at Anderson and Turpin High went in to effect tuesday. The blizzard cancelled classes thursday so there has been Little time to see the effect the Rule has. The policy drafted by the Board at the end of the Jan. 9 meeting in an executive session says that students in grades 9 through 12 a shall not be permitted to smoke within any school it does allow them to smoke in designated areas outside the building unless there is parental prohibition. Students in Middle schools and elementary schools will not be allowed to possess cigarettes or other smoking materials during the school Day or at school sponsored activities or to smoke in school buildings or on school grounds. Students who violate this Rule will be subject to suspension says the new regulations. Policy was promised in late october by the outgoing Board thought it would be better to have the new Board with new members Jack Dacey and Forest heis take any action. Smoking policy aim is to reduce suspensions. Weaver said the suit against the old policy which allowed students smoking in designated areas was filed a because a health Hazard and a Lack of parental consent were involved in the smoking the suit was in several courts including the Ohio supreme court before the opponent final disposition wednesday suspicious ires Cost $46,500 last year suspicious fires in Anderson township Cost $46,500 during 1977. According to de Stagnaro fire chief. He said 80 of the townships 4128 fires last year were considered a a suspicious. Some 30 of the fires were in grass Brush or trash and carry no fire loss. However $2100 was the manpower Cost assigned by Stagnaro. Manpower to fight 10 suspicious dumpster fires was $600 and $750 to put out eight House fires with a total loss of $10,500. There were 15 car fires which caused a fire loss of $22,500 and $525 of taxpayers Money for manpower. It Cost $560 to answer 16 false alarms. Township had one fire bombing. Total fire loss of the fires was $41,825. Manpower Cost was Given As $4675. 1818. And a they will do whatever can be done to relieve the situation said the trustee president. The West Woods was Side of Washington stranded after the 84 Calvary episcopal Church antique show has been cancelled. Basketball tournament drawings for All Southwest Ohio basketball teams were postponed from Jan. 28 to feb. 4. After the drawing the Hosl athletic directors will do their game rescheduling the Hamilton county suburban league now has basketball teams scheduled to play three times a week. Games were to be rescheduled through the first week of March. Friday s activity rescheduled Turpin at it. Healthy tentatively set for feb. 11. Saturday activity called off included Anderson at Colerain and Mcnicholas at Turpin. Mcdonald a has extended the Turpin Booster Coupon offer to this weekend. Stagnaro capt. George Faske and it. Robert Lee have Learned thet a Larson May be the nation s greatest undetected crime a the fire chief told township trustees in his year end report. A statistics Are proving that arson is widespread and far too common a he added. A known arson losses account for billions of dollars each Andersons average of a a suspicious fires coincides with the 1 in 5 arson caused blazes across the country Stagnaro pointed out. Members of the fire department last year spent about 115 hours attending arson and fire investigation including the greater Cincinnati regional arson and fire investigators seminar in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio arson school Mir Winter can be Beautiful even if treacherous. This taken by journal photographer Forrest Rose on Friday scene was blizzard hit Early thursday. Dick Lawrence president of the Suto divisions. Civic Asso Diatom. And mrs Stackhouse formed Telephone committee of marooned residents and received giant shopping lists of food and supplies members of the fire department and Road Crew took the list filled the orders and brought Back the supplies. Residents again were urged to get their cars off the township streets so that the roads can be treated Taylor said Taft has been asked to get a state Law introduced in the legislature to allow townships to handle cleaning of roads that Are not dedicated thus Are not now legally the responsibility of the township. Local enforcement of parking regulations in time of Snow removal also is being sought by the trustees. At press time there was no estimate of Cost on the Snow maintenance Taylor expected that All township roads would be cleared by tuesday. The West Side of the subdivision is not dedicated and there was no Snow removal from the 11-Inch Snow of Jan. 13. Members of the Road Crew. Taylor said during the cold weather did maintenance work on trucks. At one time three of the five truck township Fleet was inoperative said the trustee president. No blowing would be effective during the cold so Road crewmen handled the other chores. Taylor credited state rep. Robert a. Taft ii with Quick response on providing information on emergency assistance disaster Relief under Iroil the Tiv ishm. Got its extra equipment Taylor said the record snowfall and blizzard conditions made for his Labelling the conditions As photos o n More stories Page �?-8 amp i Andersons a Quot a Quot worst from a Long Range standpoint Taylor said trustees i have to loot at other types of material for Road cleanup such As Calcium which will melt at a Low Tern Pesature Otter types of equipment such As snowblowers will be appraised by the trustees As Well since he is convinced the township w ill have to have More ways to handle the continued to Page �?o8 four arrested in Home arson three area men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with an arson Vandal ism spree that caused an estimated $60.000 damage to one Home. Also involved in the Jan 5 spree on Wallingford drive in the Coventry farms subdivision was vandalism of the Homes on either Side of the Burnt Home Homes involved were nearing completion by the Lucke and Strassel builders and were unoccupied. Barry Fenwick 21, 7310 lawyer rd., repeatedly was charged with arson and two counts of vandalism. Reportedly charged with complicity to commit arson and two counts of complicity to commit vandalism were Richard Martin 19, 7701 Clough Pike and Stanley latter 18, 2595 Concord Green. The three men Are being held at the Hamilton county jail without Bond. \ year old. Was said to have teen charged with complicity to commit vandalism and was released to the custody of his parents. What else could hit us now what else could happen seems the area has just about Ted the course. Floods from the River hit a Cut Back in Energy is predicted and motorists Are facing roads and other conditions unlikely possible Ever before. The above could probably pertain in Many parts of the Midwest but it certainly does Here at Home. The flooding of the Ohio River hit saturday. River was to fall Back into the Banks by monday morning. At noon saturday some 22 persons were staying at the flood shelter set up by Cincinnati red Cross at Newtown Baptist Church. 6944 main st., Newtown. Thanks the journals circulation department is doing everything in its Power to make sure the delivery of today s journal is not delayed any More than absolute la necessary for the safety of its Counselor and carriers in the after math of the monumental weather conditions we appreciate the patience of readers. The flood came As a Surprise to Many including the National weather service. Forecasters said All last week that the area would miss an overflowing of the Ohio. But late Friday afternoon they changed their minds. The River a threat finished. A week of stiff weather for the area. The Ohio River was to Crest at 53.8 feet 3 . Sunday and be Back in its Banks by tuesday. River was fed by run off melting from the blizzard. Water reached the Gates of Coney Island and As is the custom . 52 was blocked to traffic near there. Also reported blocked was four mile re. Some fire hydrants in the California o. Area were shut off. As Lunken Airport pumps were activated. There was no danger of having to close the flood Gates in the levee according to Cincinnati City spokesman. The shelter at Newtown was occupied with persons from the Clear Creek area who thought they might be run out by the rising Waters. Meanwhile the Sun of sunday and monday with some sanding and salting helped Road conditions Newtown group opposes proposed Rte 50 bypass 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 $1.90 please remember that payment is voluntary and that you Are rewarding your Carrier for Good service. By Julie Purnhagen journal contributor opposition to the possible location of a route 50 bypass in Newtown was expressed by Dallas Kinney Secretary to the concerned citizens committee at the Jan 25 Newtown Council meeting. Kinney read a letter of opposition addressed to Chris Deltosto of the Ohio Bureau of outdoor recreation. Newtown officials have found the Scenic Railroad As a logical location As a bypass around communities and terminating at 1-275. A we done to want the Community to be burdened with the increased costs that the bypass would entail a Kinney said. The concerned citizens committee sent letters opposing the bypass to state and county officials and industries last week in other business Council approved the Purchase of a new police Cruiser. Mike Powell of Kef environmental and design consultants spoke to Council about the implementation and financing of a storm sewer system. An ordinance to ban the parking of Large vehicles in residential areas was drawn up by the planning commission. A in order to preserve areas zoned a b or c or presently used for residential purposes no vehicle or boat May he stored that exceeds seven feet in height or 25 feet in discussion followed to make allowance for vehicles parked in garages. Two additional readings of this ordinance must follow before it can be put into effect. Council May then make changes in the ordinance if desired. An ordinance to rid the streets of inoperable automobiles was Given to solicitor a1 Wettstein from. Marlene Bowen to review. The City of Lima uses this ordinance and Bowen thinks it is applicable to new town. I ask the citizens of Newtown not to throw Snow Back into the streets a Ron Kidwell said. A it defeats the Clearing purposes. A a the concerned citizens committee has no funds but we would like to ask Council for a donation for mailing purposes Quot a i would rather you remain autonomous from Council a John Russel said. �?o1 can to help but feel you la feel responsible to us if you accept Money from us. Council asked Kinney to solicit funds from other sources first. If he is unable to get Money Council a a a resume discussion of the matter in Many parts of the area Friday morning a car was stuck in a Snowbank in the Middle of the southbound near Beechmont mall. On Beechmont ave. Near the i 275 northbound exit several cars and a state Highway vehicle were marooned in a Drift. After the heavy snows some area residents thought they had been through the worst of the Winter weather. But came thursdays blizzard and they found they Hadnot seen anything As was True through greater Cincinnati and Ohio and much of the Midwest the journal area was paralysed probably like it never was before in recent memory. Stores and other businesses just did no to open thursday morning. For the first time in journal history weather kept the newspapers offices from opening All schools were closed thursday and Friday. The wind chill Factor was As much As 67 below Zero with temperatures just below Zero and the winds being clocked at 45 Mph. Gusts were clocked at 75 Mph. Area residential streets saw practically no traffic thursday even though Anderson township Road Crews Ted slowed them Early that Day. A resident of the area for 30 years said she Ted never seen a storm As critical As the one which continued to Page a Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township it Washington Newtown California every tues a. Forest Hills journal january 31, 1978 published weekly on tuesday sat 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 4.5244. Circulation audited by

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