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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 13, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioVol 18 no. 6 tuesday june 13,1978 single copy 15c township ready in sell la to land bought for 3rd Anderson twp. Park by de Wrightjr. Editor Anderson township now has More recreation land than any other township in Hamilton county and considerably More could be on the Way. The township Park commission has been told by its task Force it is now number one. Monday night the Park commission was to sign papers to Purchase 12.5 to 14 acres on Forest re. In the Vicinity of Ayers elementary school and Nordyke re. Owners signed papers Friday. Price paid was not disclosed but provident Bank was the seller. The already graded land is said to be a parcel the Bank bought Back at an auction of property formerly owned by Walter Kunz a few months ago. The 23 acres at the Nagel re. Park and the 14 on Forest re. Plus earlier acquisition of 14.5 acres in Royal Oaks subdivision to which the Park commission has title provides much land for baseball diamonds joint soccer and football Fields and supporting recreation. Up until a few months ago the township had Only the limited facilities behind the Anderson firehouse. Now the recreation land is growing fast. There is a minimum net gain of at least eight baseball diamonds and nine sports Fields for As Well As supporting recreation the township. The Park commission in the next month or so will have 4,5 acres on five mile re. Turned Over to them. Developer of Crest communities earlier gave the Board a letter of intent. Men meanwhile Anderson township trustees saturday morning held a special meeting at 8 30, out of that meeting comes the possibility that the township could pick up perhaps 20 More acres of land for recreation. If this would come about it could swell the township recreation facilities to nearly 75 acres plus what could be used behind the Beechmont ave. Firehouse. Trustees Are hopeful of Selling 4.7 acres of land near sem Manor giving up one Ball Diamond and soccer football Field to sem. They Hope to receive $100,000, the appraised value for the property. Putting a Matching Grant of $100,000 from the Ohio Bureau of outdoor recreation with that some $200,000 could be used to Purchase land in the township for recreation. A trustees Tom Taylor and Robert Dorsey conjecture they might be Able to get 20 acres if they paid $10,000 an acre said to be the average Price being paid for land Stagnaro top Jaycee award Anderson township fire chief Edward Stagnaro recently received the Eastern Hills Jaycees distinguished service award. A plague is Given annually to someone who not Only contributes a lot to the Community the self but also helps the Jaycees in their Many endeavours in Community involvement. Cheif Stagnaro and his wife were guests of the Jaycees for dinner. Highlight of the evening was the presentation of the award by John Hixenbaugh out going president. At the installation and awards banquet at Oak tree restaurant at Royal Oak the Jaycees also gave out their annual year end awards. Recipients were Jim Snider Larry Edwards award Jack Sandman outstanding Jaycee of the year Jim Mcmahon key Man award Larry Little outstanding first year Jaycee also Larry Morgan committee chairman of the year Tim Bergen future Leader award Gary Henning and John Eisen distinguished associate award Jack Sandman Jaycee of the first Quarter Larry Morgan Jaycee of the second Quarter Jim Mcmahon Jaycee of the third Quarter and Jim Snider. Jaycee of the fourth Quarter. New officers for 1978-79 were installed. They Are Larry Morgan president Gary Steele internal vice president Jim Mcmahon John Hixenbaugh outgoing president of the Eastern Hills Jaycees presents Anderson township fire chief Edward Stagnaro with the Jaycees distinguished service award the highest award. External vice president Jack Sandman treasurer Dan Kennedy Secretary. Also Jim Snider state director Tim Bergen and Larry Little directors and Jim Hixenbaugh chairman of the Board. The club thanked the Community for the support of their projects in the last year and Hopes the support will continue in the future. In the township. If this did come about there is no Way of knowing How Many baseball diamonds and sports Fields could be constructed. Township is picking up two Ball diamonds and two soccer Fields at Royal Oak. There is room for three diamonds and Fields at Forest re. Area. Nagel re. Park property belongs to the Forest Hills Board of education. The Park commission is leasing the land from the Boe and has developed the Park which will have four soccer Fields and three diamonds. Dorsey and Taylor approved sending a letter to mrs. Nancy Kayser president of sem Manor detailing their intent. The letter will be used by sem in efforts to get Federal funding towards the sem Manor addition. Sem is facing a june 15 deadline for filing an application with the . Department of housing and Urban development Hud a one of the reasons that trustees held the Early no mining special meeting. Trustee John of Brien voted against the sending of the better. He fears there might be some re trustee John of Brien voted against the sending of the letter. He fears there might be some repercussions about the Selling of the township land. Attention readers in a journal interview after the meeting of Brien emphasized he was not against sem or the work of that group and he would Back the continued to Page 11 Lucille Swanson. Newtown a new postal manager. Looks Over a list of mail routes served by the office. It postal ii Anane r likes Newt you have been receiving the journal each week at your residence. And we want you to enjoy All the news and advertising featured in its pages designed especially for you. Our carriers Are paid for each paper they deliver. In addition they Are paid commission from each voluntary collection they make. We certainly Hope you will be satisfied with your Carrier s service. The Carrier would really appreciate your help by becoming a paid customer by paying 40 cents per collection time Only a dime per wee to make his Job a Complete Success. Aalst important. Don t forget to ask for our collection receipt when you pay. This time it is Worth $1.00 off at drover Steak House 8566 Beechmont ave. Thank you Ron Hartman circulation manager consultant named the Forest Hills Board of education was expected to appoint David Duff to work As consultant to the boards facilities committee president w. Ken Memke and member John Dacey on an a was needed basis at the rate of $15 per hour. Recons lation came from Gail Fritz director of business affairs and clerk treasurer. Newtown a new postal manager has found her first two weeks on t he Job to be a pleasant experience. A a in a very impressed with the Newtown area and Happy to be Here a Lucille Swanson said. A so far everyone in be come in Contact with has been very pleasant. Everyone has been very mrs. Swanson was named manager of the Newtown Post office Branch following the death of Carlyle e. Coykendall. Coykendall who had been associated with the Post office for approximately 30 year passed away in april. As manager mrs. Swanson has total responsibility for the Branch office and mail delivery. Her goal is to keep the office operating in the most Cost effective Way while offering the most efficient service. The hardest part is keeping the costs Down a she added. About 85 percent of the Post Ofey a budget goes for Man hours airs. Swanson explained. The Newtown Branch has 30 employees including carriers clerks and a supervisor. No changes in mail service or delivery Are planned mrs. Swanson said. The biggest change in Post offices nationwide she noted is the recent increase in postage rates there May be some effect on third class mail because this week in Forest Hills schools out. Vacations and the summer fun can begin in Earnest. There a some Good Reading in the journal to help your enjoyment of the hot weather. Lifestyle Page Page 15, tells How you can turn a garage Sale into a Gold mine. Page also has a new summer feature about a trip around the county local persons Are taking. Its called a american Many Are getting new jobs and awards. See stories on pages 5,7. Forest Hills school District closes out another year and it Wasny to so bad. See Story on Page 4. Journal editorial tells about some unique Progress being made in Anderson township. Page e 4. Forest Hills school District will have a music program this summer. Details Are on Page 2. Of the postage increase a but the average Man will still have to mail out the same amount of Bills each inflation affects the Post office the same Way it does other businesses she pointed out. A at 15 cents its still quite a bargain a mrs. Swanson said. A you can to drive across town to pay a Bill for 15 cents. And you can Send a letter across town or across the country for the same she feels the . Has the Best postal system of any country in the world. Along with prompt efficient service mrs. Swanson also stresses courteous service. A if you Greet someone with a smile they Remore Likely to respond with a smile a she believes. Associated with the Post office for 12 years mrs. Swanson has held a variety of positions throughout this area. Most recently she was manager of the Oakley Branch Oakley bad a smaller office than Newtown and mrs. Swanson was looking for the Challenge of a larger office so she applied for the Newtown position. Mrs. Swanson has also been the supervisor of the Sharonville Branch office and served As the officer in charge of the Oxford Post office during a transition period Between postmasters. Grade schooners others donate to school facilities Forest Hills Board of education has receive a $300 donation from the Summit Saulters parents organization to be used for elementary school physical education equipment. Other donations received Are $20 from or. And mrs Andrew Zinga for the Thelma Morgan memorial scholarship fund $15 from Maddux elementary fourth and fifth graders to the Maddux Media Center in memory of mrs. Dona Burchett and stereo equipment valued at $239, from Anderson High orchestra to the school. Forest Hills journal $44 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 business bridal Church classified editorial 5,7 13 10 16, 10-21 4 fashion 13 real estate is 19 restaurants 14 Wrig hings 4 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington a Newtown California every tuesday Forest Hills journal june 13, 1978. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by to Rev. Howard Preston Rev. Howard Preston new senior minister at Anderson Church the Rev. Howard d. Preston becomes senior minister of the Anderson Hills United methodist Church As of this sunday june 18. Welcome receptions for Rev. Preston and his wife Joann Are planned following both the 9 15 and 11 . Worship services. His first Sermon is entitled a a what a left to believe a Rev. Preston is a native of Milford of. And attended Ohio University and Marshall University. His theological degree is from methodist theological school in Ohio at Delaware. Since ordination he has served United methodist churches at Lucasville Oak Harbor and Cincinnati Friendship p Church in Wyoming. His conference and District responsibilities include membership on the Council of finance and administration Council on development Board of trustees of methodist theological school in Ohio Bethesda Hospital association and Secretary of the preachers Relief society. Or. And mrs. Preston Are the parents of three children Randall 20, Michael 18, Sophomore at Ohio Northern University and Deborah 14, a ninth facility of could cause court fight Anderson township trustees have indicated they might file a court action against the Hamilton county Board of zoning appeals if the Board does Grant a permit to Queen City Grain to build a controversial facility on Keung ave. Near River Downs. Meanwhile Thornton b. Florer proprietor of metropolitan realty and builders has notified the zoning appeals Board that he is about ready to develop a $5 million condominium and apartment subdivision on land at five mile re. And Kellog if permit is denied. Anderson trustees Brietis brought up the subject of court action at their special meeting saturday. Tom Taylor president of the Board said it would be discussed further at thursday nights regular meeting. It is at 7 30 . At the Beechmont ave. Firehouse. Taylor said As far As he knew no such suit had Ever been brought against a county governing body by an Anderson township body. The Board of trustees and Florer were among those upset by a reported Straw vote taken among members of the zoning appeals. All five members unanimously indicated during that informal vote they were in favor of again giving a permit to the Grain firm. Formal Board action is to come june 21. Anderson trustees would not officially take any action until at least after any favourable vote was official according to Taylor. Florer said in a letter to the zoning appeals Board the Day after the Straw vote and 212-hour hearing that he had waited for the new sewer to be completed before starting his development. A if this Grain elevator is allowed we will not be Able to obtain financing for this project and i do not believe it would be Wise to proceed even if we could obtain financing a he wrote the appeals Board. Florer contends that if the Grain operation is allowed the zoning appeals Board a will soon be asked to allow a permit on the 50-acre Neptune Harbor property practically next door which will permit the use of the Neptune property for a Riverside Concrete he said a an offer is pending on this property subject to being Able to use the property for this Florer said a this has always been a Beautiful quiet location for residential and recreational purposes. The sewer Plant which is to be vacated has never been a neighbourhood problem and in fact never interfered with the High class restaurant operation next door. Quot the Neptune Harbor property is quiet clean interesting and has been an asset to the neighbourhood. Now that 1-275 is available and the new sewer and new Ohio River Bridge will soon be available for us this Beautiful Riverview location is Ripe for residential development As is currently planned. Florer said a there Are Miles of upriver property available on the East Side of Cincinnati for a Riverside Grain elevator. Thanks to 1-275 this upriver property would allow trucks nonstop delivery without going through the City and would not have residential property nearby to the zoning appeals Straw vote was in contradiction to the denial recommended by the Hamilton county regional planning commission in May. The appeals group is the final local Agency which can overturn the planning commissions decision. The Grain operation on the River must be approved by the Louisville office of the army corps of engineers. Corp is expected to conduct its own hearing. It is not known when. A consulting firm Dames amp Moore presented an Independent site study prepared for Queen City Grain. It touched on the concerns that have been frequently mentioned by continued to Page 11

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