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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 3, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioEnro 00 100% coverage of Anderson township a it Washington a Newtown a California every tuesday 54 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 vol. 15, no. 3tuesday, june 3, 1975 single copy 15�?~ Spud passes in committee ordinance to be read thrice before Council vote the request for a Spud overlay on Wayside Avenue has been approved by the Urban development planning zoning and housing committee and is in the last stretch of the legislative process. The second of three required readings will take place at this weeks Council hearing. Next week after the third Reading. Council will vote on the matter. A Council member could make a motion to suspend the rules allowing for the third Reading and a vote this week. However it is expected that there will not be the required seven votes to allow Fra the consecutive readings and it will be another week before the matter comes Toa vote. Katherine Groll owner of the 79 acre tract of land on Wayside Avenue applied for a Spud overlay. Salem Landing Ltd. Tony Bruno agent has an option to buy on the property and has proposed a single family planned unit development for the area. The six member committee passed the Spud overlay request 3 to 2 at last wednesdays meeting. Committee chairperson William Chenault abstained. Bobbie Sterne Thomas Brush and Charles Taft voted affirmative Helen Hinckley and Jim Cissell voted against the matter. Mrs. Hinckley explained that her main concern was the increased traffic Load the development would generate on Wayside Avenue. Another concern she expressed was the possibility of Hillside slippage. Cissell expressed concern Over Street congestion. He is also concerned that the installation of sewers could cause landslide problems. At the committee meeting the Developer presented a plan to insure a Legal limit of 225 units on the site. Under the existing zoning Over 300 units could legally be placed on the site. By feeding Over a portion of the land to Little Miami inc., a non profit organization the Developer would insure that Only a maximum of 225 units could be built on the site. Opponents to the plan maintain that that is still too Many units for the site. Luken called the plan a diversionary tactic pointing out that it did no to change the traffic situation or the density. Mrs. Hinckley thinks the donation to Little Miami inc is Fine except that it seems to be getting away from the original premise whether the development should even be there. She feels some of the other questions and objections raised have not been answered. The committee voted to recommend an ordinance establishing the Spud zone on 51 acres. The remainder of the 70 acre tract will not have the Spud overlay. Mrs. Hinckley noted that no one made a motion to suspend the rules at the Council meeting allowing for the three readings and a vote immediately. She said she thinks the members Are holding off to see what happens in negotiations Between Salem Landing Ltd. And Little Miami inc. Members of the Wayside Salem chamber drive p Rogres s ing n icely a Anderson township chamber of Commerce a membership drive is a progressing nicely a e. Wayne Titus membership chairman said today. There is a special membership rate for new members joining the chamber at this time. Chamber s purpose in the Community is to further area business and promote existing businesses explained president Robert Tate. Those wishing information on membership Are asked to Call the chamber office 232-6540. Residents association have been vocal in their opposition to the project. They feel there Are Many factors which make this site undesirable for such a project soil instability traffic congestion on a narrow Windy Street and incompatible density. Each of these and other objections were answered and countered in the past months since the initial request for the Spud overlay. In the event the Spud overlay is approved and it appears Likely that it will be. Pierce Cunningham attorney for the Wayside Salem residents association said it will a probably go to he said he had to Check with his clients first but that was his feeling grounds would be that the Spud ordinance Hasni to been challenged constitutionally. For exam title he said the ordinance allows Spud Only for tracts in excess of three acres. The Law does no to provide a person with the right to do that with a two acre plot. Quot As far As in a concerned it Isnit Over yet a Cunningham said. U it. Washington resident Helen Johnson was honoured with something special upon her retirement from it. Washington Nursery school last week All the staff spent the past three months putting together a Friendship quilt As a gift and remembrance of her eight years of teaching at the school the quilt was presented to mrs Johnson at an end of the year luncheon at the Home of Elaine Worth 1920 Barg Lane. Attending the luncheon were members of the staff and former staff members who had worked with mrs. Johnson each staff member made a Square for the quilt using symbols of school and mrs Johnson s Many hobbies the yellow quilt has a Gingerbread. Raggedy Ann a tree House an Apple Charlie Brown f it won t be the same without you a and a tree with children s names on it the words a amt. Washington Nursery school 1967-1975�?T�?T and Quot Helen Muse cry Pilot group learning program for parents youth the it. Washington satellite offices of the mental health services East Muse and the citizens committee on youth cry Are teaming up this summer to present a 12 week group learning program for parents and children. The Pilot program was prepared in conjunction with the current school regulation concerning a students w summer recreation program begins this monday for the second straight year the Anderson township trustees will provide funds for the townships summer recreation program. Beginning monday june 9 playgrounds and special events Sites will be open for eight weeks see schedule of special events on Page 6 program ends aug. 1. 14 May participate children 6 to four Bike inspection areas Here next week four bicycle inspections in the area will Grace the 18th annual bicycle safety Lane program this june. Testing will begin june 10, with a morning inspection session at the Wilson elementary school from 10 . Noon. The Lane then proceeds on a 10 . 3 . Basis on the following dates Maddux elementary school june ii Summit elementary school june 12 Sherwood elementary school june 13. The 1975 testing schedule includes a record total of 79 inspection dates covering 51 individual communities within the greater Cincinnati area. The Hamilton county program is cosponsored annually by the Hamilton county sheriffs patrol and the coca cola bottling works co. Bicycle safety testing is not new to this area. The current program was initiated in 1949 by former sheriff Dan Tehan but the need for such a program increases yearly. The National safety Council reported More than a million bicycle accidents and Over 800 related deaths nationally for 1974. Bicycle sales have been booming inside the journal there is plenty of interesting summertime Reading in this Issue of the journal. And there Are plenty of bargains As Welt. Journal coupons Are on Page 11. Good car buys Are on Page is. How did the Freedom train come about journal interviewed the Man who came up with the idea six years ago. See Story beginning on Page s. A planned mock Quot disaster hit Clermont Community of Bethel but the journal was there with notebook and camera. It is All captured on pages 20, ii. Automotive is Foley 19 bridal news is Public forum 17 business 18 sports i Church Wright i nos 17 editorial 7 it a Forest Hills journal june3, �975. Published weekly on tuesdays at564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati Ohio. Throughout the current period of scarce Energy. A a we except More and More people to take to the two wheelers this summer especially for recreational purposes a explains col. Daniel f. Wolf Angel com Manite of the Hamilton county sheriffs patrol. Poor reflectors Are nigh on the list of important bicycle defects As More than 38,000 bicycle Auto collisions were in part caused by these deficiencies last year. Other Bike components requiring particular attention by this years inspection staff include foot pedals brakes and protruding hardware the other major causes of accidents and injuries. Besides a physical Check of the bicycle equipment each rider receives a Quick verbal test of safety rules a reflecting registration sticker to Aid in the recovery of stolen Bike Sand a copy of the Ohio state Highway patrol bicycle Rule Book. Sgt. Raymond Hoffbauer head of safety instruction for the patrol will be in charge of the summer tests. The inspection Lane and Lane operator Are provided coca cola. A tests Are free and voluntary and every participant receives an ice cold bottle of cola. Boys and girls with perfect bikes and a Good understanding of safety rules win be awarded Cartons of the soft drink and will become eligible to compete in the a Hamilton county bicycle championships to be held sept. 20, at Coney Island. Sheriff Paul j. Fricker Points out that the Hamilton county patrol through this Vanguard safety program has been Able to develop some of the techniques required to combat the present National bicycle safety crisis. Sheriffs patrol officials expect a record turnout of nearly 10,000 bikes and riders for the summer tests. Information regarding specific test Sites May also be obtained by calling the sheriffs patrol office 825-1500. Ayer Maddux Sherwood and Summit and Wilson elementary playgrounds will be available 12 30-4 30 monday through Friday. Playgrounds will be closed on Friday the fourth of july for the Holiday weekend. Playground activities win include Low organizational types such As a Riffle Ball Dodge Ball chess checkers relay races 4-Square, jacks softball Etc. Outside facilities on the playgrounds would also be included. Special events activities will again be provided by the program through the co operation of the following Anderson High school natatorium Beechmont Rol Lerena King pin lanes and the arts and crafts leaders. In addition to these Beechmont Cinema will provide a children a feature each week during the program. Special events calendars will be posted on each playground site so children will know when it is their schools turn to attend. All transportation to and from the playground Sites and the special events activities must be provided by the parents As last year. Due to the additional Cost we must again ask the parents to accept this responsibility. Each child who wishes to participate must do so with parental consent. Officials asked that the form be signed and returned to the school before the summer vacation begins. The location and Cost of each activity is As follows crafts playground site 10 50 cents announced each week Bowling King pin lanes 50 cents includes shoes Cinema Beechmont Cinema 60 cents skating Beechmont Louerena 50 cents skates included swimming Anderson natatorium free at least 48 inches tall. Mike Burns stressed that the use of facilities for each special event has been obtained for the program through the co operation of the management of each location. It is the responsibility of each participant in these activities to take care not t o abuse property or to interfere with the right of All other participants to correctly enjoy these events. Parents Are asked to make this Point with their children. Parents should record the special events schedule on Page 6 for their child a school site. Titis schedule also will be posted on All playgrounds. Involved with drugs which Calls for a written statement to the superintendent from the student and parents outlining a definite plan for rehabilitation. The purpose for the program is a to promote better communication Between Parent and child in a reality context of family living a the outline of the program states a specific skills in communication and problem solving values clarification and information pertaining to substance abuse will be offered to participants in order to further a deeper understanding of reality and to promote growth in self awareness a a each group will meet weekly for 12 sessions each lasting about two hours. The adolescent group for both boys and girls age 13 to 15 years will be limited to eight to ten a participants. The adult group will be limited to 16 to 20 participants. Both parents must attend All sessions. Sessions will be facilitated by staff from Muse and cry. Since this program is being developed for the general population of Catchman area v Eastern Hamilton count the Pilot program will not require a fee. Goal of the adult group which will meet in the evening is to promote a an educational experience that will develop personal growth and skill in dealing with children involved with areas to be covered include reality identity the Parent s role communication skills training. Values clarification the no lose method and problem solving. The adolescent group which will meet during the Day is designed to a promote personal growth and insights into reality of living with ones self and areas of the program include values about drugs Trust building communication skills problem solving role playing group processing and getting it Tom Lauenstein director of Pupil personnel at the Forest Hills school District is working with Muse and cry referring those students and their parents to the program whom he feels would Benefit. The program is open to anyone in the Community bid is limited in number if this Pilot program is successful it will be expanded upon. The program takes a a non threatening a no blame attitude. Cry. Youth advocate sue Mccormick explained. The program helps build skills so that parents can Deal with the situation More effectively. Both she and youth advocate Bill Ryan agreed that it would be a threatening situation for parents especially those who have lived in the Community a Long time. But they pointed out they Are not interested in people revealing their souls and assured confidentiality on their part. A the group can act As a support system for each other a is. Mccormick said. A they have the same problem and have to Deal with it. A co facilitators of the program Are Ryan Rusty Siegfried of Muse and Byrd Osborne education consultant for Muse. The program is modelled after the Charlotte North Carolina drug education Center program for further information or to join the program Cau 232-0830 monday through Friday or 321-8286 tuesday or thursday evenings. Quilt is a Nee of things or ii Helen Johnson admires her Friendship quilt presented to her at a luncheon in her Honor. Johnson a Are also embroidered on it. A i think its mrs Johnson said adding that she always wanted one. A we wanted to give her something and we thought it Best to do something with All of us a Kathy Stickle explained. She said that mrs. Johnson was a one of those rare people who knows about Many things and does Many things with her hands. Her sister in Law Lucille Johnson said Helen is interested in Many hobbies and does a pretty Good Quot with raising plants she is very Well liked voters cast ballots today on fire Levy # Anderson township voters were to vote today on the five year one Mill operating Levy to operate the township department. Polls will be open 6 30 . 7 30 . Anyone waiting in line at 7 30 . Must be allowed to vote according to Secretary of state Ted w. Brown. This is the first additional fire Levy sought in Anderson township since the present one Mill Issue was put into use in 1948. Federal Revenue sharing and general fund monies have been used in past years to subsidize costs of maintaining the fire department. A 55 per cent majority is needed for passage of the Issue. At the Nursery. School a the a conscientious Type who goes out of her Way to do the extra things a Lucille said she added that parents have said they hate to see her quit Helen Johnson. 55, was born in South Dakota. She moved to Cincinnati 20 years ago when her husband was transferred they have four children and one granddaughter and have lived at 6616 Coffee Street since coming to Cincinnati mrs. Johnson said she had no definite plans but would like to pursue her Handiwork and genealogy study and Quot maybe do some Volunteer new journal phone numbers now in effect now in effect the journal has new Telephone numbers in accordance with Cincinnati Bell switchover in conjunction with the Cherry Grove office. The journals office number is now 528-1111 for news advertising and business. Circulation Telephone number is 528-0296.cooperation and understanding of All is appreciated. Veteran Forest Hills bus Driver sees District grow from 800 to 9000 Bob Walker to Park bus final time this week after 300,000 Miles of driving the school bus for Forest his school District Bob Walker will retire this month. In 1946 Bob began driving something he thought was a temporary Job. Driving was a lot easier then. There were Only 800 students in the school system. Each Driver owned his own bus with Only 10 busses for the township. Some residents May remember bobs first bus number 3. At that time Robert Wright was principal Martha Silver Secretary and Storr Ayers was clerk. Besides driving the bus Bob began his dry cleaning business at 7748 Beechmont walkers cleaners. The kids on the bus have a favorite name for their Driver a cramp Quot. The most enjoyable age is the kindergarten children. The Little girls kiss a a Gramps Good Bye As they leave the bus for school. One time Bob stopped to say a a his to his parents and one boy said a a you re too old to have parents. A another remembrance was when a kid asked Bob if that was air conditioning on the bus Bob said a a yes. Next thing he knew the county Engineer got wind of this and asked the school Board if the busses had air conditioning. It was the Heater the kid pointed to and Bob was Busy driving and really did no to pay attention to the question. Another Story was concerning a High school girl that backed into the defroster fan with Beautiful Long Blond hair. Walker had to Stop get the scissors and remove the Long curl. Early years at Christmas time was a special treat for Quot Gramps so riders. He gave out Hershey bars to All the kids on his bus. Bob Walker Bob was raised on Salem Pike and attended the Little red school House fruit Hiu school at Salem and Beechmont. In later years Bob owned the building which was Handy pantry. Bob was one of the organizers of the Anderson he is swim club kiwanis club boosters club band association and Anderson savings and loan. He was one of the Early members of the Anderson township Volunteer fire department. Over the years Bob has watched the Community and school grow. He was always concerned about the future of Anderson township. Bobs wife Betty comments a Send me sympathy cards i done to know what in a get done with Bob around All the Betty and Bob. 1310 Couin Sdale st., plan to travel and spend their Summers at their country estate in Hillsboro
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