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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - July 25, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioFive mile Chapel receives National historical recognition a Nett in 1844, the United brethen in Christ Church on five mile also known As the five mile Chapel has been placed on the National Register of historic Placer. Last used on a regular basis in l%3, weddings and special services such As the Midnight worship service on Christmas eve Are still held there. Not visible in this photograph is the Steeple which is in need of repair. Word has recently been received from the United states department of the Interior that the old Stone Church called five mile Chapel on five mile Road in Anderson township has been placed on the National Register of historic places. Five mile Chapel now owned by the United methodist Church As a result of mergers was one of the first United Brethren in Christ churches to be built in the area the land was donated by Early settlers of the five mile Valley who had formed one of the first a a classes erf the United Brethren Church. These founders built the Church in 1844 entirely by hand using Field Stone which they gathered from the Creek and surrounding hillsides. The building is graced with a gothic window in from and six rectangular windows three along each Side of Multi paned hand blown stain Glass. The Entrance Belfrey of Stone contains double wooden doors with a stained Glass transom. Three Small Dormer windows Peirce the fish scale shingles above the Stone Section. Inside is a life size Oil painting of Christ painted by Alice daily Zeter in 1950 adorns the East Wall. The Walls and ceiling Are papered with vary old or original Wall paper. The Anderson firemen9s festival Here again am is nearly ready far the Anderson township firemen a festival Tobe held this weekend at the Beechmont Avenue firehouse this event is annually one of the leading attractions of the area each summer. Food Booths open at 4 30 . Friday saturday and sunday july a 29 and 30. All other activities Start at 6 30 . Proceeds from the festival and donations from the brochure distributed to township residences Are used to Purchase and equip the life squads. The township now has four units in service. Last year the units made 1,200 runs up from the 1,091 in 1976 and 885 in 1975. Support of the festival and the brochure solicitation is urgently needed to continue the squad service in the township according to the township trustees and fire officials. This years festival Wim be one of the largest the firemen have put on. On hand Wim be rides food games a handcraft Booth and the always popular fish Sandwich. Deninis Fries president of the sponsoring Anderson township firemen a assn., has issued a plea to residents to Send in their donation for the brochure if they have not already done so. Residents Are asked to make sure their name and address is on the Coupon to be returned to the fire station. There will be three drawings of $100 each. The Anderson life squad is regarded As one of the Best in the state. Recently the squad has purchased a new unit about every two years replacing the oldest me when it becomes outdated. To Purchase and equip a new unit it costs about $30,000. Also increasing Are other costs such As first Aid supplies and Rescue equipment. The life squad does not charge for life squad Calls and is run by the firemen a association. Many members of the fire department also Are members of the life squad. There now Are 45 men in the fire department. Seventeen Are full time employees and the balance Are volunteers. At least two full time men Are on duty 24 hours at each station All year round. Each remains on Call even during off duty time. The volunteers Are also on Call at All times and Are Well trained for any emergency noted fire chief de Stagnaro. Anderson township trustees operate the fire department through proceeds of a tax Levy. During the past two years there has been a Community Effort to furnish Money for two paramedic units. This Effort has been Suc que Offut and the township now has Volunteer paramedic service provided by the firemen a association. A although the paramedic fund did Purchase sophisticated expensive equipment Money is still needed to replenish supplies and continue the life squad service. It will even be More expensive because of our new services a said Fries. The number erf squad runs is increasing faster than the population trustees haves noted. In 1974 the squad made 810 runs and in 1977 the number was 1,200-an increase of 25 per cent in three years. Otter officers of the firemen a association Are Gilbert Stagnaro vice president Bob Shelton Secretary and George Faske treasurer township budget anticipates november fire Levy passage by de Wright. Or. Executive editor in have passed a budget for 1979 that assumes a fire Levy Wim pass at the nov. 7 election. Trustees emphasize that the Levy is not definite yet and no amount has been set. The Levy was added for budget purposes and to satisfy the county auditors deadline. For the Sake of the figures Only the trustees decided to list the Levy at one Mim. This would bring in $203,800 in addition to the funds coming in from other fire levies for a total of 1.7 Mills or $346,500. Trustees Are expected to put the Levy on the Bramot at their aug. 17 meeting. A special meeting Wim he held aug. 10 to discuss the amount of the Levy. A Levy was to be put i the june primary ballot but when the trustees were ready to do so they Learned the filing deadline had passed. Clerk William Skeen said the auditors office told him the amount of a Levy should be included in the Anderson Day at reds game sept. 11 Anderson township Day will be held at the sept. 11 game Between the Cincinnati reds and Houston astros according to Bob Milts chairman of the committee for the sponsoring Anderson township chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be on Sale the first week of August at the Anderson Hills office of first National Bank Anderson office of Central Trust Bank. Kunkel apothecary Beechmont and Markley store and Beechmont mall so unto offices. Mills said the tickets which sell for $5 each Are for the Blue Section sections 148 and 149, behind third base. Chamber has 409 tickets set aside for residents of the general Anderson township Community. Quot it is the one occasion each year where persons from this Community can attend a reds game together and Root their favorite team to a Victory a said Mills manager of the local first National Bank office. A clerk William Skeen said the auditors office told him the amount of a Levy and the estimate of needs should be included in the budget. Expenditures of the fire fund for 1979 Are expected to be $589,000, the budget says. A balance of $44,996 in that fund is projected. Total receipts for 1979 Are $1,252,300 and expenditures $1,400,800 for All township spending. A balance of $124,862 is projected. Anderson twp. Had a balance of $469,821 carried Over from 1977. Expenditures for 1978 Are seen at $1,249,074 and receipts at $1,052,615. The Windfall of 1977 inheritance tax receipts is expected to be depleted by the end of next year trustees said. An addition to the maintenance building and a fire pumper Are being paid for out of those funds. The remainder went into the general fund. Trustees have decided that All departments should pay for themselves i.e., fire Protection should be paid out of the fire Levy and police Protection out of the police Levy. In the past years general funds and Revenue sharing Money were used to help both departments. Some $51,000 of the retirement plans for firemen Wim be borne by the fire Protection fund in the budget passed last week. It for the Center aisle erf the Church contains 16 Oak pews which Lead to a raised Dias containing an Oak pulpit and three chairs a graveyard surrounds the Church containing Many old markers including one which features outstanding has Relief sculptures of the Jacob Markley f Amily signed by Thomas of Hare a sculptor and Marble Cutter Active in the Cincinnati area during the late 1800�?Ts. The peaceful old cemetery contains approximately Llo Graves. George Martin Matthews Bishop of the United Brethren Church t continued to Page 20 journal editor Wright assumes new duties Edward b. Wright jr., editor of the journal papers since their inception today was named executive editor and operations manager of the newspapers. Making the announcement was Daniel l. Crowe general manager of Queen City suburban press inc., owners of the journal papers. In addition to the editorial department he will be responsible for the composition or production departments of the papers Crowe said. Mark Heglin was named managing editor of the journal papers in june. Edward b. Wright remains As publisher of the newspapers. Crowe was named general manager by Richard aginian president of Queen City and chief executive officer of suburban communications of Livonia mich., owner of Queen City Gaier named to commission Tom m. Gaier newly named member of the Anderson Board of Park commissioners has attended his first meeting. A member of the commissions task Force on recreation facilities he was recommended by the other two members of the commission Jon Schenider and Dana Whiting. Gaier fills the term vacated by Carl Dirkse which expires in May 1980 appointment was made by the Hamilton county court of common pleas. Fred Tilton commissions at Torney will continue to develop alternative approaches for the Board to accept the gift of 4.5 acres on the five mile connector from the Eagle investment co. And to discuss the status of the Anderson Hills recreation foundation relative to the acceptance of this gift of property commission requested Tilton to Check for the existence of septic easements on the property of the homeowners whose drainage systems Are presently causing sanitation problems in one area of continued to Page 20 Library Board to choose site for Anderson Branch Merly was being paid out of general fund. Inflation has Hurt the budget so much that clerk Skeen has warned trustees that they must watch spending. One example was an increase of the health fund run by the county. The township has no say in the administration of it yet the Cost has nearly doubled in three years. The amount was $32,000 and now it has escalated to $60,000. At a budget hearing july 18 trustees unanimously passed a budget providing a deficit is acceptable to the county auditor. The next morning Skeen Learned from the auditor it Wasny to and trustees agreed by phone that the budget must not show the deficit. The clerk said he had no Choice but to file the budget and allow the trustees to make it official later at thursday nights meeting. They Una piously passed the budget then. Asked if it was Legal to handle the matter this Way he replied with a question a what Choice do i have a he said the township faced a loss of its local government funds if the auditor s deadline was not met. Trustees do not want to budget More than $50,000 inheritance tax Revenue since a it is a Safe Assumption that Windfall inheritance tax probably Wim go Down to Normal income a said Tom continued to Page 29 the Board of the Cincinnati and Hamilton county Public Library is expected to make a decision at their aug. 21 meeting on a Library site for the Anderson twp. Branch. This is the word from James Hunt librarian. The original site purchased on state re. Near the five mile connector and one elsewhere in the general area Are under consideration for the Branch. There have been some second thoughts that there might not be enough room for expansion on the 1� 2 acre site purchased a few years ago from Walt Kunz Hunt has confirmed that the Hamilton county budget commission has granted the second year of funds for construction of the Library. Last year about this time the commission decided to award $650,000 in two equal sums. Hunt said that despite the Lack of a decision on a site for the Library the timetable for construction is still the same. The schedule Calls for breaking ground the first of 1979 and occupancy at the end of next year. The construction of a Large addition to the downtown main Library is occupying a considerable amount of the time of Library officials. But development of the 12.000 Square feet Anderson Branch twice the size of the my Washington Branch the Only present area facility will get started on schedule barring any unexpected delays such As strikes or materials shortages. Hunt told the journal the capacity of the Library will be 60,000 to 80,000 volumes. The facility could be expanded to hold up to 100.000 volumes if township growth justifies further enlargement Hunt said. Flans indicate that As Many As 30.000 volumes May be stocked initially. Next to the expansion of the downtown Library construction of an Anderson Branch has had the highest priority for the Library Board the approximately 50.000 residents of the it. Washington Anderson twp. Area have overburdened the Beechmont Avenue Library officials said. The it. Washington Branch has Long had one of the highest circulation rates of the Many county branches. This week in Forest Hills its the dog Days but there Are still plenty of Good informative and enlightening stories about local goings on in this Issue. The Lions air show provided much excitement. Story and photos on Page 5. Buckhorn Lake offers a relaxed setting. Story on Page 22 a local couple built a Houseboat but it took seven years. Lifestyle feature Story and photos on Page 14. Page 20 has details of some Anderson township trustee actions. Forest Hilts journal s�4 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 bridal news Church classifieds fashion lifestyle 13 a 17-lf 13 m Harvey Paul real estate restaurants Wing things 4 is-17 m 4 a Mhz coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal july 25, 197s. Published weekly on a 2? 564 Pike cinch a i. Ohio 45244. Circulation audited

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