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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - June 27, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioTwo he crts a a a me Alt Futyma a of a of a a parents fight bus cuts by Brian Mayconnell staff writer after Many objections from parents of children attending non Public schools the Forest Hills Board of education tabled motions to pass three controversial items in a special meeting concern i h g transportation monday night. Parents objected strongly to recommendations by Board policy committee members Forest heis and Phyllis Layton the committee suggested the Board not offer additional bus service to non Public school students living in the District and that current service to cure of ars school in Madisonville and St. Ursula Villa school in my Lookout be discontinued. In the recommendations from the committee heis offered four separate suggestions the first which was adopted directed the District administration to study the feasibility of reducing from four to three the number of Complete bus runs needed each Day in the District. The study is to be completed for the 1981-1982 school year. The second and third recommends Lions were the source of the most discussion and controversy. The second suggested the Board declare impractical expansion of bus service to other non Public schools heis cited a Lack of equipment uncertainty about future equipment availability and a three percent across the Board. Funding Cut by the state for next year As reasons for1 the recommendation. The third recommendation suggested current service to cure of ars and St. Ursula Villa be eliminated for the same reasons. According to the recommendation the service would not be offered for the 1980-1981 school Vear. The second and third recommendations met. With heated opposition from the parents. Those from St. Ursula Villa and cure of ars said the Board had Given Short notice of Stein cleared in lawsuit a jury in Federal court has ruled in favor of sgt Charles Stein commander of the Anderson township Post of the Hamilton county sheriff s department in a $750,000 suit filed against Stein by a Clermont county Man. The jury ruled in favor of the defendent last wednesday and Andrew Dennison attorney for John Coyne. Who filed the suit said his client will probably a Lodge an Appeal with the sixth District court of appeals. 1 the lawsuit stemmed from an incident in december 1977 when Coyne parked three vehicles on a. Service Road in. Front. Of Anderson Middle school on Beechmont Avenue in Anderson township. The vehicles had signs on them about Coyne s opposition to some Clermont county officials Stein was dispatched to the scene at about 1 . Dec. 18, he said and asked Coyne to leave the property. When Coyne refused. Stein said he was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing in March. 1978, Coyne was acquired of the trespassing charges in Hamilton county municipal court and in december Stein and Forest Hills Board of education president William k. Memke were served with lawsuits contending they had. Violated. Coyness rights school superintendent Robert Wolf was also served with a suit which was subsequently dropped. Dennison said the suit against Memke was settled out of court. Throughout the trial on the broadcasters a son killed in Accident funeral services few Matthew r. Kennedy 16-year old son of de Kennedy former Cincinnati reds television announcer will be private. The youth died wednesday in a single car Auto crash on Hopper read East of Asbury Road Wrhen his. Car went off the pavement and struck a Stone Wall. Hamilton county sheriff s patrol said. He was the second area resident to be killed in an Auto Accident in. A period of five Days. Mary d. Glassmeyer 26, 2 twin Hills Ridge dr., California was killed in a head on Auto crash near Neville in Clermont county june 21. In the Kennedy Accident a passing Motorist saw the youth s car against the Wall at 7 55 ., noticed he was trapped inside and called for Aid police said. He was alone in the car. Members of the Anderson township fire department and life squad freed Kennedy. 8068 Hopper re. He was taken to general Hospital where he died at 10 10a.m., pol ice added. De Kennedy is president of the first National Bank of Ludlow by. He has also done University of Cincinnati sports broadcasts on radio in recent years. Suit Dennison said he tried to refute the Contention by Stein and his counsel. Robert Taylor of the county prosecutors office that the service Road in not Public property. A i would think that Road is Public property Quot de unison said a the defense obviously thought otherwise but i feel Public is Public no matter what Agency owns it. The school Board is still a Public Agency Quot Dennison said that at the time of the original incident a there were no signs restricting the Road or distinguishing it in any Way from any other Road in the township Quot such signs Are now posted along the Short Road. Taylor said Public property can still be the object of a trespassing violation. A they re saying it s Public property by virtue of the fact its owned by the school District. Therefore they feel it be liable for trespassing a Taylor said. A that s ludicrous. It can still be trespassing even if it is Public owned property a Dennison and Coyne continued to a a a a possible changes after plans Ted already been made far those schools. They noted that uniforms had already been purchased school calendars Ted been prepared and tuition deposits bad been paid. Elimination of bus service would disrupt the entire plan for the schools the parents maintained most of the discussion during the meeting entered around the current sender to the two schools. Louis f. Gilligan. A member of the Board of St. Ursula Villa and an Andersen township resident said disruption of bus sender to the school would Force it to close. Gilligan said 150 of the schools total enrolment of 400 children come from the Anderson township area. Since the school is already having trouble a maintaining itself fiscally St. Ursula Villa can to stay in operation if we done to have the bus service Quot he said. Besides contending that discontinuation of bus service would Hurt the school Gilligan said the Board would be acting illegally if the service were to be stopped. He said interpretation of the Law covering transportation serv ices suggests decisions concerning service to students not in District schools should not be based solely on Cost. Board members said philosophical problems can be raised if transportation services Are provided to some schools but not to All in the 30-Mimite Legal travelling limit for a bus. Although guardian Angel school and High school Are immediately adjacent but outside the District Soto parents suggested there should be no difference in the Board s policy concerning transportation to those schools in comparison with others. Tiie question of providing bus service to students in nonpublic school first came up last year when a group erf parents asked the Board to provide transportation to some other schools Lawrence Kyte one of the first parents to ask for additional service said monday night a diff we would have known our requests May have resulted continued to Page a-12 Church considered for Register Hie Salem United. Methodist Church along with an adjacent building and a cemetery is being considered by the Ohio historic site preservation advisory Board for nomination to the National Register of historic places. The Church was founded in ims and the present Church building was built in 1863. Rev. Edgar . Pastor of the Church said inclusion in the National Register has Long Hern a Goat of the Church. Journal photo. I a school busses Are a source of controversy in the a Forest Hills school District these Days with parents of children from non Public schools asking the school Hoard to work some kind of plan to provide their children with bus service. A special Board meeting monday Drew a Large crowd to hear the Board s and the parents proposals for service. Journal photo act Onnell. Junk ordinance discussed in its regular meeting tuesday evening Newtown Village Council heard the first Reading of an amended ordinance pertaining to storage of junk and junk cars in open areas erf the Village. The amended ordinance sponsored by councilwoman Carol Blum would primarily put a limit on the amount of time a junk car May remain in an open area. Blum originally asked that the ordinance be declared an emergency measure allowing it to take effect immediately but withdrew that request after some questions were raised by other Council members concerning the language of the ordinance. Since questions were raised Blum changed her request to ask that the ordinance be read for the first of three required times before a vote be taken. The ordinance was originally passed As no. 8-1978 and the Basic change in the proposed amendments concerns a time limit for a junk car to be in the open. The amendment would restrict to 16 clays the length of time May remain in an inoperative condition. A junk car according to the amendment would be defined As a any used vehicle propelled or intended to be propelled by Power other than human Power Ami which is in inoperative farts erf junk cars Are also included in the language. The amendments also include a new definition erf a inoperative condition Quot in which the time limit is included. If amended the Section of the ordinance would read a a vehicle As described Rabove is in an inoperative condition if it is unable to move under its own Power due to defective or missing parts and which has remained in such condition for a period of not less than and not More than 10 consecutive questions about the amendments from Council members entered around possible loopholes in the ordinance As Well As possible exceptions in enforcement of the ordinance due to extenuating circumstance Early deadlines will be observed so that journal employees May observe the fourth of july Holiday deadlines for the tuesday july 8 Issue of the journal will be advanced. News contributions deadline is 9a.m. Wednesday july 2. Display advertising deadline is 4 . Wednesday july 2. Classified liner and. Deadline is in Wednesday july 2. Because of the Holiday no journal will be published on Friday july 4. The journal thanks All in Advance for1 their cooperation. After. The amendments were questioned Blum agreed that action tuesday should Only be the first Reading erf the ordinance allowing Council members to study it further. /. In other business Council directed the Village service department to initiate a pick up service for leaves in the autumn. The suggestion for the service came from councilman Steve Kline As a Reform Len Dation from the service committee of Council. As it is now planned the Village Crew would pick up leaves contained in plastic bags tentative plans mentioned by Kline suggested a once per week pick up for an eight week period in the fall. After the idea was approved by Council Kline said definite plans for pick up Days would be forthcoming the idea for the Leaf service Kline said came As a result of recent work by the Village Crew on. Storm sewers. The cleaning work revealed that some storm sewers were blocked by leaves and Kline said the service could help alleviate that problem while providing a helpful service to Village residents. Kline also reported a recommendation by the service committee that Council investigate the Purchase erf a new pick up truck for the service department. At the june 10 Council meeting. Street commissioner Bill Wahoff said the pick up truck currently use clean sweep made Forrest a. Eight mile Road had some aluminium awning window s with screens foe Sale., and he also had two storm windows which he waited to turn into Cash. He placed an and in the journal for four straight insertions. But or. M needed the and to run but once it turned out. The very first Call brought a Sale of every thing he had. You too can make a clean sweep. Matter of fact try the a clean sweep Quot Section now in your journal twice a week. It will have merchandise advertisements from individuals by the department is in urgent need of expensive repairs and Council asked Fra an opinion on the matter by the committee. Kline estimated the Village could Purchase a six Cylinder Standard transmission Vic ton truck for around $5,000, adding that current car and truck prices and rebates make a decision to buy a new truck More logical. He agreed to obtain prices for new and used trucks including the possible Purchase of a used fire department task unit. In response to a recommendation from Wahoff at the last Council meeting Kline said the service committee advised against Purchase by the Village erf a gasoline pump. Wahoff Ted said a pump could save the Village some Money in Auto fuel costs. Kline said the capital expense by the Village was too great to warrant the slight savings on Gas and said Otter costs such As maintenance and administration had not been included in the plan for a pump. In the meeting Council also set a july meeting Date to discuss the Village budget for 1981. The budget must be passed at the july 8 Council meeting in order to be received by state auditor Thomas e. Ferguson by the july 21 deadline. Council had its first budget hearing before tuesdays meeting. A location where one can see what area residents have for Sale usually at bargain prices. The deadline for these ads will be the same As Otter classified liner ads 10 Wednesday for Friday and 10 . Friday for tuesday. Users of this Section can still take advantage of the journal publishing the same and in the second consecutive Issue for Only $1 More. Try an item in the clean sweep and get fast fast results. Call a Friendly journal advisor at 528-1111. This weekend in Forest Hills if you Haven t heard of . Cooksey you might in the near future. She is the nations leading female apprentice jockey and she has Ridden in a More then. 150 races this season at River Downs. She is averaging one of every three finishes in the Money. For All the details on this impressive athlete., see1 Page 10. Do you know anyone who graduated from Anderson High school this year if you. Do you can. Find the name on Page it. Where there is a Complete list of All the grads. Brides 2 Date Book 3 churches 4 file lines s classified 8-� sports. It Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township my. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation i f j a Fri fish audited a 1 to

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