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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 10, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioJournal single copy 15 cents 1�m que a Cuy Subu bin p a to inc a St fat tax settlement May provide monies for new building by Brian Macconnell staff writer a recent $396,000 inheritance tax settlement in favor of Anderson township May have provided enough Money for the township to consider construction of a new Center for township services. Thomas Taylor township trustee said $316,000 of the total settlement came from one estate. A a it a highly unusual that something like this would come along As such a big chunk of Money a Taylor said. A i feel that a Windfall like this can very reasonably be used for a onetime Large capital expenditure like a land Purchase. Taylor said the township usually counts on about $40,000 to $50,000 yearly from inheritance tax Revenue. A there is no question in my mind we the trustees will discuss informally acquisition of land for a new building in the near future Taylor said a obviously we have to review or budget figures very closely before we can decide anything but i would like to look into it very a new Center May be used Taylor said for township services including the Park Board and some service for senior citizens. A if my colleagues on the Board agree that we can go ahead and actively pursue some kind erf plan we could sit Down with some other agencies and discuss the possibilities. Maybe people like the Park Board the Hamilton county sheriffs department and some kind of senior citizen Agency or Center might be interested he said. The trustees and the sheriffs department have discussed plans for expansion or relocation of the townships command Post operation in the past including mention of the possible use of the old Forest Hills school District administration building on Forest Road. Taylor said Lee Hornback continued to Page a-2 landings zone change to be oked prelude to fun children from my. Washington school round the Corner of Mears Avenue and Cambridge Avenue during their Parade Friday. The Parade was the kick off to the schools carnival and featured the schools band and cheerleaders As Well As the entire student body. Journal photo. Hamilton county commissioners have voted to prepare a Resolution approving a zone change for part of Developer Joe Grauers the landings condominium project while disapproving a change for another part in their weekly meeting last wednesday the Board voted to ask the regional planning commission to prepare a Resolution approving the Section of the 18.7-acre which would Border the five mile connector while disapproving a zone change for the other half of the property. The property is currently zoned c residence on one Side of Nimitz View drive and b residence on the other. Residents near the parcel have said they object to the zone change for the a a cd Section which extends into an area of primarily single family Homes. Those in opposition to the project have also said they do not object to the a a by zone which Borders the connector. Objections have entered around contentions by area residents that part of the development would bring multifamily housing into an area used for single family Homes. Residents said they feared a a Domino effects which would allow proliferation of multifamily housing in the area changing the character of the neighbourhood. Attorney James Montgomery who is a resident of Markley Road near the site has led opposition to the condominium project. He said the commissioners decision is a another Victory for the opposition to the landings. John Sansalone the Engineer for the project and Grauers agent throughout zone change proceedings was unavailable for comment about whether developing Only half of the land would be practical for Graue Montgomery said he did not know and has not heard from jury verdict sets record the client of an Anderson township attorney has received the largest jury verdict for compensatory damages Ever recorded in Ohio. Attorney Stephen t. Macconnell said he has Learned that the $5 million awarded to his client by a Federal District court jury in Cincinnati last month is the largest amount Ever awarded to a plaintiff in a similar situation. A a it a the largest verdict in be Ever heard of in Ohio a confirmed Marshall Nuremberg a Cleveland trial lawyer who specializes in such cases. A there have been other Large verdicts for compensatory damages but they done to even come close to this a couple years ago in Canton there was a verdict against general motors for $2.5 million Nuremberg noted. He said that is the largest verdict he had heard of before the $5 million decision. There was also a Case in Toledo a few years ago where a plaintiff was awarded $2.2 million in compensatory damages by a jury Macconnell and attorney Pierce Cunningham represented Ronald Littlefield of Sayler Park. Littlefield became a quadriplegic As the result of a spinal Cord injury suffered in an Accident on aug. 10, 1977. The hey neighbor ill be stopping by your place within the next couple Days collecting for my services of delivering you the journal. I sure Hope you la make my Job Complete by being a paid subscriber and help me in competing for a trip to Kings Island for me and my Friend. Wont you please consider on helping me. I really would appreciate it. Thanks so much your Carrier Sansalone about the feasibility of developing the land if the commissioners approve the Resolution. A a i done to know whether it can be done and whether its reasonable for it. Graue a Montgomery said. The vote by the commissioners came after they held a Public hearing on the matter april 30 and after the regional planning commission and the Rural zoning commission rejected the proposed zone changes for the land. A if the Resolution is passed and it looks like that is what the commissioners Are planning to do it says our position has been reasonable a Montgomery said. A the commissioners have been sensitive to our feelings and listened to our arguments All Grauers plan for the parcel includes 158 townhouse con a Dominium with a swimming Prol Tennis courts and a clubhouse. The units according to plans would sell for $60,000 and up and would be built at a rate of 30 to 40 per year. Sandy becomes a hit Gary Sandy who plays Andy Travis in Warp Cincinnati ponders a question at the press conference during Milford a Frontier Days. For More pictures and Story on the activities see pages to a and 7a. Defeat of local levies jeopardize area sports vehicle in which Littlefield was Riding was struck from the rear by a semitrailer truck driven by Charles Holtkamp of the Holtkamp farm inc. Of Greensburg. The Case was heard in Federal court because the plaintiff and defendants were from different states Macconnell explained. Judge David Porter ruled that liability for damages was the defendants and ordered the six member jury to decide on the amount of damages. Littlefield was awarded $5 million and his sex wife was awarded $25,000 for loss of services. The amount of compensatory damages was based on Littlefield a past and future medical expenses past and future lost wages and pain and suffering. Littlefield now 25, worked As a Grain handler for the Pillsbury company at the time of the Accident. He now lives with his parents and must have constant attendant care. During the four Day trial Over 15 witnesses were questioned including physicians and economists. The jury deliberated for almost four hours before reaching a decision. Macconnell and Cunningham Are associated with the Law firm of Clark and Eyrich. By Greg Tabler staff writer Young athletes of Anderson township May be playing on unmaintained Fields this summer. High school athletes in new Richmond May not be playing at All. With the failure of two levies last week a Park Levy in Anderson and a school Levy in new Richmond sports face an undetermined future. A was far As in a concerned a said District five Knothole president Winchell Smith a it just puts a crimp in our whole Money gained from the Park Levy would have been used to improve and maintain the Parks in the Anderson township area and to Purchase land for the construction of new Fields. The Cost to the residents would average an additional $21.70 per year on Homes with a $100,000 Market value. But the Levy failed by a Mere 30 votes less than one half of one percent. Smith called the failure a a terrible Shock and added a i can to understand How the people in Anderson involved in sports could let this go Down. They just did no to get out and Fields in the area Are used by Knothole baseball girls softball and soccer teams As Well As Many families. Without a sold first Call _ a Whirlpool refrigerator Freezer 2 door Coppertone 14 cd. Foot $125 or Best offer. 474-0000. A this was the for Sale and placed in the journal classified Section recently by Mary h. Of Anderson township. She was kind enough to Send an unsolicited note with her payment Check a the re Frig was sold at once to the first caller. You do get read. Thanks for your mrs. H. Is just one of Many who these Days Are finding out that the journal classified pages Are the place to sell their unneeded household items and pick up some ready Cash. Why not try it yourself. Just Call 528-1111 and a helpful advisor will be glad to assist you in wording the and. And Well be glad to Bill you reliable clean up service and grounds keeping those activities could suffer. A it just Means we wont have As much maintenance on the Fields a Smith said a was far As Knothole is concerned 1 know the Fields won t be in As Good a shape As they have another and perhaps More serious results of the failed Levy is the halt on construction of More Fields. Work on the Royal Oak Park will be slowed considerably while planned construction of the Forest Park project was called off. Said Smith a we had planned to use the Fields in the Forest Road Park but what we re going to do now i done to know. We do need the Fields. We were counting on them. There Are Many More soccer teams and girls softball teams being formed now and we be got every Field filled every moment we can. A we can to expand unless those issues go through. Without the Fields we re the Park Board is considering placing the Levy on another ballot but the plan has not been finalized yet. A new Levy would have to be coordinated with other possible levies and this could Hurt its chances for passage. The situation is new Richmond is More continued to Page a-8 this week in Forest Hills Gary Sandy Star of a a Warp in Cincinnati was the special guest at Milford a Frontier Days last weekend. Events included a Parade ice Cream eating contest Canoe races and Cross country run. Turn to pages a-6 and a-7 for photographs of the fun. The Cincinnati Art museum is looking for local artists to share their talents during the museum s Centennial next summer. For details on How to submit your work for consideration in the exhibition read Fine lines on Page a-9. Life is not always easy for the very Rich. The Aga of the Hunt Brothers is told by Paul Harvey As Only he could write it on Page a-10. It looks like the Midland redskins last years Connie Mack champions have another Good year in front of them. Their record has been Good so far and the rest of the season looks promising. For a run Down on local sports turn to Page a-8. Brides a i beat estate b 2-3 classifieds b3-6 restaurants a-7 editorial a-10 sports a-8 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown. California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by Ohio historical society 1-71 and 17th ave. Colum bus Ohio 43211 Foj we Sec to i vol. 20 no. 9 tuesday june 10,1980

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