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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - May 13, 1980, Cincinnati, OhioVol. 20 no. 1 tuesday May 13,1980 single copy is cents a Quot ,m0 que cite sub ii till it inc Mergler sees june Victory after Uphill Battle although he admits to an Uphill Battle in the race to become the Republican candidate for state representative James Mergler believes he can upset endorsed candidate John of Brien in the june 3 primary. The real race for the seat of the state representative from the 65th District is probably being waged in the primary Campaign since the District is historically heavily Republican. The Republican candidate will meet Democrat Kevin Veeny Man in the november contest to try for the seat now occupied by Robert a. Taft ii who is running for Hamilton county commissioner. .4�?~in All probability this is the real election Mergler said. A not that there is any bragging involved but it is very very difficult for a Democrat to be elected in this Mergler said he acknowledges the fact that he is the underdog in the primary but feels he can win. A certainly in a the underdog i knew that going in. But i do think in a going to win this primary a Mergler said. The factors contributing to Mergler a disadvantage in the race Are airily that of Brien has been endorsed by the Hamilton county Republican party and he is the president of the Anderson township Board of trustees allowing publicity by virtue of his office. A a in a making Contact with As Many republicans and independents As i possibly can a Mergler said. A the fight will definitely an Uphill one but its also very possible. A Mergler although using signs is relying heavily on personal Contact. He said he has knocked on doors of Many of the districts registered republicans in an attempt to a get to know the people in the District and have them Tell me their main merchants9 group May form a subcommittee of the Anderson area chamber of Commerce is planning to attempt to form a Beechmont Avenue association of businesses to encourage shopping in the corridor in Anderson township. Jeff Figgatt a member of the chamber a economic development committee and one of the coordinators of the upcoming project said the first step in an Effort to rekindle interest in the business District As a major shopping area is the formation of an organization of representatives of businesses along Beechmont. A we want to get people interested in a cooperative Effort to improve the strip along Beechmont. The first solid step in that direction would be a merchants association a Figgatt said. A the committee is Only a catalyst to try to Start something like this. A a Figgatt said the improvement of shopping and service interest in Beechmont is a a logical interest of the chamber a adding that the improvement of the Beechmont corridor is in line with the township guide plan adopted by the Board of trustees. A Competition by Eastgate mall and by the accessibility to markets in Kentucky by the interstate 275 Bridge has created new needs to get going on improvements for the merchants and shoppers a Figgatt said. A we want to try to have people think erf Beechmont As not Only a four Lane efforts to change Beechmont May include work with signs inventory of some stores and the target Market stores should try to attract he said. A Survey currently being conducted by the chamber and the Eastern Hills Jaycees has shown in preliminary analysis that shoppers a have indicated a willingness to shop elsewhere than Beechmont Avenue Figgatt said. A if we do have the highest per capita income of Hamilton county shopping districts As Sut idies have indicated a he said a we should encourage merchants to target their inventories Figgatt said the economic development committee will soon establish times when area merchants can meet to discus Holiday deadlines to be observed in order that journal a employees May observe the memorial Day Holiday May 26, deadlines for the May 27 journal will be moved up a Day. The deadlines for that Issue will be news items noon wednesday May 21. Display advertising 4 . Wednesday May 21. Classified liner advertising 10 . Thursday May 22. The journal thanks All in Advance for observing these deadlines. The possibility of an association. A at the outset Well probably conduct a couple of meetings to find out who is really interested in thinking about uses of inventory signage and the exterior looks of businesses. From there maybe some Good Steps can be Figgatt emphasized that the chamber a is merely a catalyst in helping form a merchants association. A we the chamber Arentt going to be running the association if one is formed. We just want to give local business people an Opportunity to get we Arentt going to try to impose anything on anyone a a Figgatt emphasized that the chamber a is merely a catalyst in helping form a Merchante association. A we the chamber Arentt going to be running the association of one is formed. We just want to give local business people an Opportunity to get together. A we Arentt going to try to impose anything continued to Page a-2 As the most important Issue facing the District which extends from the Hyde Park area of Cincinnati to Miami and Union townships in Clermont county Mergler said constituents have the right to a get representation according to the conscience of the people rather than from party Mergler said he is a member of the Hamilton county Republican party a but i done to take my orders from them. That a Why i did no to try for the endorsement. I want people to know i will represent them according to their standards not the Mergler presently teaches mathematics in Cincinnati schools and has lived in it. Washington for All of his 37 years he said. He has graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati in political science and economics. Having already personally reached 28 percent of the registered republicans in the District Mergler believes he is in a Good position As the Campaign comes Down to the final stretch. A was of 1978, there were about 14,000 republicans in the District and i would guess there Are no More than 6p00 democrats a he said a i think i could safely spend 95 percent of the Campaign Money on this the toughest area in which to crack of Briens support Mergler said will be Anderson township. The township is where the trustee is Best known and it is the largest area in available votes. A about five fourteenth of the vote is in Anderson township a Mergler said a and its definitely the toughest area. However in a still seeing a lot of support from there so i feel real Good about it the june vote will be close Mergler said and he predicts each candidate will receive at least 40 percent of the vote. The Winner of the Republican primary will then Likely win the november election he said since no Democrat has received More than 37 percent of the vote in a general election in the 65th District. The local party establishment will Back the Winner of the primary election he said but he feels it is important that voters know a he is not a in the pocket of the Mergler also said he will support of Brien if he is not chosen to run against Veeneman if he loses his bid for the statehouse this year Mergler said he will run again for the seat after the two year term expires. A night in the life of a special Deputy first of two parts by Brian Macconnell staff writer checking doors on vacation homes., checking estates for prowlers checking schools for vandals keeping records of every Stop directing traffic. Such is the life on a thursday night with the Anderson township special Deputy unit. Not the most exciting evening in the world but an evening which makes it much easier to see what goes on during a typical night in Anderson township. The evening was filled with routine work work which keeps the Lone picket a single picket Lawrence of Toole stands in front of the construction site of the Anderson Branch Library. Of Toole was picketing Friday because the Job is using non Union carpenters. Work continued without interruption. Journal photo he was elated Happy you can be too birthday Dale k. M., Sherwood Forest Anderson township was a a elated with the results of a classified and he placed in the journal. V he placed this and responsible High school student needed for Light housecleaning evenings or weekends. 000-0000 after 6 . Weekends. Or. Hired the person he wanted right off the Bat. And he got three others As Back ups just in Case. The women in the journal classified department said he was. A a elated with the results. He scheduled the and to run for four issues and was upset with himself because he forgot to cancel the last three when he gothic results from the first in you too can be elated with journal classified and results whether you want to hire some help or sell your car or hold a garage Sale the journal classified will bring you the results. The journal classifieds appear tuesday and Friday each week. Call 528-1111 to use journal classifieds the Forest Hills journal begins its 20th volume with this Issue according to publisher de Wrightjr. The journal was born May 11,1961 and has grown to be the flagship paper for a group of papers which Are the Only ones published twice a week in the greater Cincinnati area he added.�?Ti3- Law 1, l w kv-�?�j3�?~j a �oi�1 it to a the special deputies Busy from 7 30 until about 11 on a weekday night. Tim birr Captain of the unit was taking the thursday night patrol and explained his work. A the first thing we have to do is update the vacation Book. The county sheriffs office gets Calls from people going out of town and we have to Check them and add new ones to the the vacation list includes information on How Long the owners of a Home will be away a psf in number to Call in Case an emergency should come up and the number of a neighbor or someone taking care of the property. A the vacation Check is a shared responsibility with the regular deputies a birr said. A they do it when they re not As Busy especially during the Day and we do it when we re on at the nighttime is the Only time the special deputies can patrol since their work is strictly Volunteer and they hold other jobs. Birr and Mike Baines Are the Only available special deputies in the unit although three new a a specials Are being trained. The two men Combine to patrol at least some time out of six night during the week a heavy commitment even for Baines a Bachelor. Besides the work being almost exclusively Volunteer the specials also end up paying for some of their equipment out of their own pockets. They receive Money for some details especially traffic direction and a regular patrol in one neighbourhood but the Money the unit receives cannot always go to the deputies themselves. A when the Money for the unit is tight when we done to receive All the donations we would like we sometimes have to put just about All the Money we get for a special detail right Back into the unit to keep it going a birr said. A we end up paying More than we receive usually. By the time we pay for uniforms and other equipment the expenses to the unit Are pretty Steep. A although being a special Deputy involves a time and Money commitment birr stresses his desire to continue the unit to add police Protection to Anderson township. A when we get a Little Short on Money like we did last year we might have to ask for Money from township residents a second time during the year a he said. A we May have to Cut Back on the patrols we Are Able to do but we want to keep added Money would be a Grea help to the unit but birr said added manpower May be even More helpful. A we have three Guys in special Deputy school right now but we would love to have More. The More we can get into the unit the better service we can offer and the easier we can make it on the rest of with strains on budget and manpower however the unit goes on patrolling and performing some of the tasks which afford regular deputies More time to work on other things. A the vacation checks Are one thing that takes a lot of time a birr said. A it can to be called a menial or unimportant Job but it gives us a Chance to free the regulars to do More important the specials have the Power technically to perform any function of a regular Deputy but birr pointed out that the unit does not try to do so. A we Are supposed to be Able to do anything a regular can but the Way we see it we just done to have the experience and the expansive training a regular does. We can to put in As much time so we done to pretend we Are experienced vacation Sheet. Birr went on his Way to begin his checks. At the first Home to be checked he informed this reporter that i was Welcome to join him to see exactly what was involved in a Check. As we drove up the Homes driveway we noticed that a car was in the driveway and the garage door was open. After birr checked a door in the garage found it open and heard sounds inside he motioned me Back in the car. Heart pounding 1 retreated to the car. The owner of the Home came to his front door finally after a regular unit arrived asking what was the problem. Birr asked for identification and finally determined the information had become mixed up and the family was not going to leave until two Days later on the vacation. The Anderson township special Deputy unit Waits near a disabled jeep on Clough Pike for the traffic unit of the Hamilton county sheriffs department to appear. The owner of the vehicle eventually returned to move it after special Deputy Mike Baines warned him about leaving the car in the . He went on to Point out an example. A with a traffic ticket 1 might see someone speeding or something like that. A ticket is the exception rather than the Rule. If it is a real serious offence ill Stop the person and Call a regular. We done to even carry a ticket Book so i have to get a ticket from the regular and process it from after finishing his work on his the Homeowner apologized for the mix up but added a thanks for coming. Ill sure feel better when i really do go the rest of the evening was routine business at least until 10 ., when i left birr to finish his patrol alone checking More doors schools and looking for anything wrong where he could offer some kind of help. This week in Forest Hills John of Brien and James Mergler Are facing off in the june 3 primary for the Republican candidacy for the 65th District seat in the Ohio House of representatives and both candidates have answered questions about their positions on important issues facing the District and the state. See Page a-12 for the full Story. The Forest Hills school District will be holding a series of summer sports Camps for area children of All Ages. The Camps include instruction in basketball Tennis and soccer and the details can be found on Pagea-11. Brides by real estate b 2-3 classified b 4-4 restaurants by editorial a-6 sports a 8-9 Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 452 44528-1111 saturation coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday and Friday. Circulation audited by it verified m m

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