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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - March 25, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioA / / 1-71 tend 17th avs. I u a i to Columbus Ohio 43211 a x a a a Boj Csc. A Forest to �u�5lottnxal vol. 20 to. 20 tuesday March 25,1000 single copy 15 cents 1980 appropriations approved by trustees. Busting out if the Trees Are budding can summer be far behind saturdays sunny weather Coa sed buds a Little further along towards full Bloom. Spring began last thursday and although the weather has been Rainy at times the temperatures have been higher and higher. Spring brings with it thoughts of summer so hopefully summer is not too far away. Journal photo Macconnell. Operation Wake up starts in township by Brian Macconnell staff writer one Anderson township woman is worried about the drug problem in the area. She is concerned enough that although she is involved in a program to help solve the problem she does not want her name publicized for fear of retaliation. A i have three children one in High school a mrs. Said a and in a worried enough that id rather not be identified. In a afraid that the knowledge of my involvement might make someone want to harm my family or my the program mrs. And her husband have helped begin is operation Wake up which will be conducted in cooperation with the Anderson Hills kiwanis club. The project As explained by mrs. T., is aimed at informing parents about the extent and dangers of drug abuse rather than direct prevention with Young people. A we Are concentrating on kids under the age of 18,�?� mrs. Said. A the older kids Are adults and can make their own decisions whether they re right or wrong. In operation Wake up though we re looking at the problem with the younger kids. A although stressing drug abuse the program also deals with the problem of alcohol abuse mrs. Said a we Are stressing heavily the problem with pot a she said. A people done to realize1 the very real problems with it and it is also the most widely abused mrs. Said marijuana use brings with it Many physical dangers but a the kids done to want to think about she said tests have concluded that the the Active ingredient in marijuana accumulates in the fatty tissues of the body including the brain and the reproductive system. A we Are honestly worried about drug use by our children a she said. A a every pm rent thinks he or she has done the Best to bring up a child but it is so hard to accept that the child has a drug problem. That a Why we Are starting this program. Many parents just done to realize How prevalent the problem operation Wake up works on the philosophy mrs. Said that Young people really do not want to use drugs. A we believe that they Are doing it to go along with the crowd a she said. A they really want the parents to be the heavies and Tell them they can to do it. That a where we come 0 part of the work the members of operation Wake up will try to do is organize parents to form behavioural codes for their children. A we Are trying to get the parents to form Parent peer groups. The idea a she said a is that one Parent would Contact others to establish behavioural c ides among the child and his if the entire group of friends behaves on the basis of same code mrs. Said the children will not have to feel like a when parents raise their children they like to feel they can Trust them a mrs. Said. A a it a definitely not that kids can to be trusted but some parents should make an Effort to keep close tabs on the children. A a Many parents done to realize the amount of time when their child has Access to drugs and the numbers of times when they could be using them a she said. An organizational outline for operation Wake up expresses the intent to Contact every Community organization to inform people about the project. Also included in the outline Are plans to research drug abuse facts and their effects formation of a behavioural codes committee a drug education summer. A $10,376.96 budget for the summer playground program was approved thursday night at the Anderson township Board of trustees meeting. The figure reflects a seven percent increase Over last years budget. The summer playground program will run for eight weeks beginning june 9 and concluding aug. 1. Five area elementary schools Ayer Maddux Sherwood Summit and committee a publicity committee and various others. A there is really a lot of influence concerning drugs from a lot of places and parents done to realize it a she said. A music to and radio All have emphasis on drugs sometimes. If you think about it its really More extensive than people another part of the program is efforts by the group to control by influence the sales of drugs and alcohol a if we hear of a certain place where drugs Are being passed or where someone is Selling Beer or liquor to minors we Are going to Tell the authorities what we have heard a she said. A if its a store Selling Beer Well Call and Tell them what has been said about the store. That Way maybe know someone is caring about what they she said if people have information they would like to pass to the group anonymously about drug use in the area they can write to operation Wake up kiwanis of Anderson Hills. . Box 26096, Cincinnati Ohio 45226. Parents have to be made aware of the a extent of the drug culture a mrs. Said. A after you bring your kids up with some solid Basic rules its hard to understand the fact that you be failed in some Way. I think that a part of the reason parents done to know enough about the drug problem. They find it hard to believe that kids Are turning their backs on values because of drugs. A operation Wake up will have a Community night april 30, and mrs. Emphasized that All members of the Community Are invited. A i Hope parents come and participate with us a mrs. Said a whether they think they have a child with a problem or not. Everyone can help. Well make this work if everyone knows we Are doing this out of love a a 1wvc. Und for Anderson Wilson will open from 12 30 to 4 30 . And the gym and playground areas will be available. The summer playground program will also provide a free supervised swimming program at Anderson High school skating at Beechmont Rol Larena with reduced rates and Bowling at King pin lanes on tuesday and Friday at a Cost of $1 for two hours. Supervisor Jeff Watterson has already selected leaders and assistants for four of the Sites. Rick Carr and Amy Graff will handle the duties at Wilson. Mike Senter will be assisted by Kameron de Vente and Tammie Woodie at Summit. Andy Wolf will be the Leader at Ayer and Dan Bartholomew will be assisted by Kevin Keefe and Ann Feldman at Sherwood. The Leader and assistants at Maddux and the assistants at Ayer have not been selected. A Resolution for appropriations totalling $1,659,000 was passed by the Anderson township Board of trustees at its meeting last thursday night. The passage of appropriations sets aside the funds for the township for the current fiscal year which ends dec. 31. The largest chunk of the appropriations will go for operation of the township fire department. The funds for the department total $713,000, most coming from the fire District fund. A smaller portion of the fire department funds comes from the general funds. Also included in the appropriations is $260,000 from the police District fund most of which will go to pay for the township s contract with the Hamilton county sheriffs department. Of the total appropriations the general fund includes $272,000 and $324,000 goes for the Road and Bridge fund. The remainder of the appropriations Money includes funds for lighting cemeteries and other township facilities and services. The Resolution passing the appropriations was approved without discussion by Thomas Taylor and John of Brien the two trustees present at the meeting. Robert Dorsey was accept bids William c. Skeen clerk of Anderson township is accepting sealed proposals for the construction of the Forest Park subdivision improvements. Deadline for the bids is noon april 16. The improvements must be As set Forth in the specifications and shown on the drawings prepared by Kef incorporated architects and engineers on the project. Free reds tickets offered by journal the journal newspapers Are awarding two free Box seat tickets to see the Cincinnati reds play each week during the 1980 season. The pair of tickets will be awarded to the person whose name and address is found in the Friday journal classified Section if he Calls the journal by 4 . The following tuesday. The journal of Friday april 4 will have the first name. Those who would like to win two free tickets to a reds game at riverfront stadium this season would mail a postcard with their name phone number address and zip code to reds tickets care of the journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati o. 45244. All members of a family Are eligible to win. The one postcard is eligible to win in weekly drawings throughout the season. Collections please if you receive the journal by Carrier its collection time. Our Carrier will be knocking at your door some me in the next few Days for collection. Please remember that payment is voluntary and that your Carrier receives commission on every collection. Thank you absent from the session. In other business at the meeting the Board again discussed studying the feasibility of establishing a juvenile court Branch in the township. Taylor who has supported the idea said the advantages to the township include local treatment of juvenile crime problems in addition to familiarity about juveniles involved in crime by local authorities. A with local people treating a local problem a Taylor said a there is evidence that the problem can be Cut Down. A a he also said a juvenile court Branch in Sharonville has shown significant Impact on juvenile crime problems in that area. The Anderson area chamber of Commerce and the Anderson Hills kiwanis support the idea. Taylor said and Many other township residents have shown interest in helping with the court in Volunteer capacities a i Haven to heard anyone speak against the Taylor said. A everyone seems to really like the the trustees agreed to make an appointment with Robert rack who serves As referee in Sharonville to get full information about the possibilities of the court. Taylor agreed to compile a tentative budget for a juvenile court to present to the other trustees. Also at the meeting residents of tall Berry Avenue complained about a neighbor keeping dogs at her Home on the Street. The neighbor said Robert Elberfeld has about 20 dogs on the property creating a nuisance. The Board agreed after some discussion about the legalities and zoning compliance involved to address letters to the county building inspector health inspector and Board of zoning appeals about the situation. The Board discussed a three percent hotel Motel tax Hamilton county plans to Levy within the next few months. Since the township already has its own tax the Board received a letter about the county tax from col. Rankin Harrison owner of Al Rancho Rankin Motel on Beechmont a Enue the letter from Harrison asks the township to consider options to the payment of the two taxes together saying that having to pay both would put motels in the township at a a competitive disadvantages with those in other areas. The trustees decided to Send a letter to the county commissioners asking consideration so local Motel owners would not have to pay both taxes. The Board received a letter at the meeting from the Ohio Kentucky Indiana regional Council of governments informing them about a review of a request for Federal mortgage insurance by Eagle investment inc. Eagle said the head of okie a review Board wants to develop 42 lots on gun Gadin drive Between Collinsdale drive and the five mile connector. The Federal department of housing and Urban development asks the opinion of Oki when asked for approval of Federal assistance in such a project said Mary Zuccarelli of Oki. At the meeting the Board also received notification by the county that it has acquired land to finish work on Pamela drive a project which has caused complaints from residents of the Street. The land acquisition clears the Way for completion of the improvements project. The trustees also approved plans to conduct the townships summer recreation program to be held at the five District elementary school. It is directed by Jeff Watterson. Ruthven show the Cincinnati nature Center is the site of an exhibition of the work of popular area artist John Ruthven. The Center 4949 Tea Towi Road Milford began the show Over the past weekend and it Wil continue through april 6. The exhibit includes originals and print by Ruthven which Are available for Sale. The artist was Given t reception sunday to open the show. Journal photo. This week in Forest Hills a local Man was a Winner in sundays heart mini Marathon which began in downtown. Cincinnati in the male cardiovascular division of the race. For the full details see Page a-2. Also on Page a-2, Ron Oester gives the latest instalment in the series of his Spring training diary with details about the reds action and spare time occupations. In beginning another series in cooperation with drug programs in the area the journal has the first instalment about drug abuse prevention by parents. See the Story on Page b-3. A Money management seminar at the m e. Lyons Myca co sponsored by the journal will begin soon. It is conducted by financial consultant Thomas e. Davidson and begins in april. Sets Page a-7 for the Story about the seminar. Brides by editorial a-4 business b-2 restaurants a4 classified by Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 520-1111 in coverage of Anderson township it Washington a Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by

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