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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 13, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioQuot if in on a cwt su6u to it up a inc an a a a it a a it Newtown hears Cable to talk Newtown Village Council had the first Reading tuesday evening of an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Warner amex Cable communications to Supply Cable television service to the Village. The action came after Warners Don Guthrie answered questions and presented a film about its Cable to offerings. Council has already passed a Resolution expressing its intent to enter into the same agreement As Anderson township. The township decided last january to contract with Warner. The film Guthrie presented a explained Warners services including special channels for sports weather news live coverage of . Congress and Home Box office a movie and special entertainment Channel. The film also emphasized Warners que system which allows viewers to interact with certain television shows by Means of a Remote control unit. Installation procedures by Warner Crews for households were also explained in the film. Some Homes require underground Cable installation and some r Seq u i re a b of e Gro a n d installation. After the film Council members questioned Guthrie about specific facets of service to the Village. Councilman Steve Kline asked about the timetable for installation and Guthrie said Warner is ahead of its schedule so far. He said service to Newtown and Anderson township should be available by next Spring a if the weather and the Utility companies area Utility companies have been very cooperative with Warner efforts in other areas of greater Cincinnati Guthrie said. Basic services Cost $4.95 per month for 12-Channel viewing with prices rising a possible $27 per month for every service available Guthrie said. Council woman Carol Blum asked about the possibilities for locally originated programming and Guthrie said Warner furnishes equipment for local programming. He pointed out that in Norwood where a Cable to system is already in service the mayor holds a regular phone in show. Part of the contract signed with Anderson township and the expected contract for Newtown includes an agreement that three percent of the profits from the system will go to the township or Village. Kline estimated that with installation in 50 percent of the Homes in the Village the percentage would generate about $1,400 per year. A a we re not going to get Rich from the three percent a he said a but a lot of communities stipulate that the Money should be used to improve the Cable Guthrie pointed out that pieces of equipment could possibly be purchased to improve service with the percentage of the profits. Warner is already conducting an advertising Campaign for priority installation services and has included Newtown in the offer although no contract ordinance has been passed. Guthrie said a citizen who signs up for the offer is not committed but is Able to get on the company a computer list for installation schedule. The priority installation provides for Only a $10 fee for installation As compared to a Normal $45 Cost. In other Council business a revision was made to ordinances establishing probationary periods for Village employees. In order to keep the probation period for All employees consistent the period for Village police officers was changed from 12 to six months. Mayor John Russell asked Kline to study the possibility of installation of a gasoline for Village vehicles after Street commissioner William Wahoff reported that Newtown May be Able to save Money by pumping its own Gas at bulk rates. Wahoff said Tresler Oil co. Said it could possibly install a 2,000 gallon tank and a for continued to Page a-2 school officials bothered by disturbances at graduations Forest Hills school District administrators have expressed disappointment concerning the actions of some parents and graduating seniors at commencement exercises last sunday for Turpin and Anderson High schools. William k. Memke president of the Forest Hills Board of education said the Board is expected to discuss the incidents at monday evenings regular monthly Board meeting. He said several parents shouted from the Balcony of Cincinnati music Hall during the ceremony while graduates win red tickets the journal classified Section each Friday contains the name of a Winner of two Box seats to an upcoming Cincinnati reds baseball game. Readers Are urged to Check the Section to see if their name is there. It could be if they sent in a postcard with their name and address to reds tickets journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati 0.45244. Or. E.d.m., it. Washington was kind enough to thank Mari Mullen classified and manager with a Post card for the tickets to a game. A we Feally enjoyed ourselves and attending a Winner was a Bonus. Your paper is Well written edited and easy to read a he volunteered. You could have an enjoyable night at the ballgame compliments of the journal and the reds. Send in your postcard today. Threw their hats in the air and let balloons Loose. Memke said Board members and District and school administrators were a disappointed a in addition to several parents who called the District monday. The District according to the Board president is spending a significant amount of Money to have the ceremonies at music Hall. A if this is the Way the people Are going to act Well switch Back to the High school gymnasiums a he said. Robert Wolf District superintendent also said he was a a disappointed at the actions of the graduates and some adults. A i was very disappointed. At some High schools our behaviour would have been . But we have always tried for dignity in Forest Hills and the Anderson and Turpin graduations did no to help that a Wolf said. He called music Hall a a dignified location a a adding that the location should add to the respect for the graduation a ceremony. The District plans to change the attitude of parents of upcoming seniors As Well As the students themselves Wolf said. A we Are going to Start right away with the parents of the upcoming seniors and outline the entire plan for the senior year we Are going to try to restore the dignity of the Forest Hills school Memke said in the nine years he has participated in the ceremonies sunday was the first time such incidents took place. He said he suspected some parents a had been drinking prior to the Turpin ceremony sunday night. Wolf said he feels the District and the individual schools can Correct the problems. A i really think we can solve these problems without too much trouble a the superintendent said. A there is no reason to punish the class of �?T81 because of the actions of the class of �?T80.�?� he said there Are no plans to move the ceremony from music Hall. Decision by the Hamilton county commissioners on a proposed zone change for development of the landings a 158-unit condominium project in Anderson township was postponed wednesday when commissioner Norman Murdock was called out of town unexpectedly. Angela Detzel clerk of the this weekend in Forest Hills when the Points were totalled for v the Willoughby Octa nary track m get last weekend Anderson High schools Paul Menter had rolled up 6,704 Points. That Point total allowed Menter to secure third place in the eight event meet among some of the state s Best track men. See Page b-3 for details. The Forest Hills school District is offering several band and chorus classes Over the summer for both students and alumni. The classes and program can Benefit the experience musician As Well As the beginner. Page b-8. Churches classified a Datebook for information see b-2 b4-6 by Fine lines sports b-7 b-3 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 verified Board of commissioners said she expected a decision at the boards meeting next wednesday. At the june 4 meeting the Board asked the Hamilton county regional planning commission to draw up a Resolution which would approve part a zone change for the project while disapproving another part. The18.7-acre parcel of land owned by builder Joe Graue off Nimitz View drive is divided approximately in half by the Street and residents in the area have objected to the Section which would be changed to Multi family zoning from c residence. The opponents to the project have said the change to multifamily zoning would be incompatible with the single family zone surrounding the c residence Section. They have said they do not object to the necessary zone change for the half of the project which would Border the five mile connector. The Resolution drawn up for the commissioners was to be voted on wednesday and it coincided with the wishes of the area holds hostages 12 hours Donald Lee Sherman 42, held Debra e. Banks and her two children Karl 4, and Andrea 14 months hostage for 12 hours in an Eastgate Woods apart Merit in Glen Este tuesday. The Clermont county swat team was successful in storming the apartment and releasing the hostages after negotiations had failed. An unidentified Man holds Andrea As her Mother Debra cries on his shoulder. Journal photo Mcleod. Concerns voiced to Murray landings vote is delayed Cincinnati City manager Sylvester Murray heard concerns from the California Community Council about that neighbourhood Ata tuesday night meeting. Murray said he received a 30 minute tour of the California area from members of the Community Council and said he Learned much from the Short trip. A they gave me about a half hour tour of the neighbourhood and pointed out some problems they thought the City should attend to a Murray said. A then at the actual meeting i received a very Nice reception and was Able to listen to very intelligent questions from people who were obviously concerned about their Murray said he emphasized two main Points at the meeting. First he said the City has the responsibility to handle All the problems it is Able to while recognizing the important role s neighbourhoods play in Cincinnati. Second he said the neighbourhoods can help by reporting problems to the proper City officials. Some specific problems were pointed out to the City manager by the Council including one Murray called a particularly embarrassing a he said the Council members pointed out an area where trash has collected because of neglect by City workers. A about a month ago we had a City wide clean up Campaign and the people of California volunteered and participated very Well a Murray said. A they gathered the trash and put it where it was supposed to be. Its been 35 Days now and the garbage is still there. It is really very embarrassing. A a other specific problems Murray said include repair of potholes a request of release of some land from the water works for use As a Park a drainage problem with Street sewers and problems with weeds and dead Trees. Hearings set Newtown Village Council will hold two Public hearings june 24, beginning at 7 30 p. M. The 7 30 . Hearing will concern the villages use of Federal Revenue sharing funds and will be followed at 8 ., by a hearing on the budget for the Village s upcoming fiscal year. He received several complaints about High weeds on private property Murray said As Well As dead Trees a the residents just asked that see that ordinances restricting that kind of thing be enforced a he said. Although the City manager said he would try to help solve the problems in California he said he made no promises. A i told them i would at least respond to their concerns Quot he said. A but i can to make any kind of promises i will try to get something done and in their concerns something really should be done. But i know they realize the City has limited resources and is trying to distribute them equitable a Murray said he would do his Best to see that specific problems Are either solved or addressed a within a Short period of Beechmont clean up planned the Anderson area chamber of Commerce plans to organize a clean up project along Beechmont Avenue some time in july according to Bill Cassidy co chairman of the chamber a Community service committee. The work would involve both sides of Beechmont Avenue from Salem Road to eight mile Road and according to tentative plans would be done by the Anderson High school band. The Date for the project would be set up by the band and school officials and could hopefully be done in july Cassidy said. A similar project was undertaken last year and was sponsored by the Heekin can co. At that time Bank members from Turpin High school were Given tee shirts to Wear which stated opposition to state Issue one i last november a ballot. That Issue would have put a Deposit on All beverage bottles and cans in Ohio and was opposed by state bottle and can producers including Heekin can. The supplying of the tee shirts by the company was protested by Turpin and Forest Hills school District administrators. At the time Heekin apologized to the band the school and the school District. Cassidy said he believes the incident was an a honest mistake by the company and added that he sees no problems with a clean up Campaign in july. A we Haven to formally asked Heekin to Back us up on this and we expect they will be willing to help a Cassidy said. A we done to expect any trouble and if there is any it would come from the last year Cassidy said Heekin can supplied supervision for the Effort and equipment such As trash bags and gloves As Well As $250. He said Donna Wolf who co chairs the Community service committee is planning to approach Heekin to ask for the same support for the project with the Anderson band. A a it a a great idea and it helps the entire Community a Cassidy said. A if we can even make a Dent in the litter along Beechmont it will look a lot better a last year Cassidy said 20 band members started at each end of the segment of Beechmont 10 on each Side of the Street. They then worked picking up litter until they met somewhere in the Middle of the segment of the Road. The chamber committee plans to alternate Between groups from the two District High school each time a clean up is organized Cassidy said. Hey neighbor ill be stopping by your place within the next couple Days collecting for my services of delivering you the journal 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 j

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