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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioLibrary Ohio historical society 1982 Vela ave columbia3, Ohio 43211 lir �5ta\sc a a cd Ati Ohio to. 9630 a very real closeness aftermath of tragedy people helping people by Carol Pucci fourteen Days after a Tornado devastated much of the Carriage Hill area in Blue Ash the Story is still one of people helping people. The stories of neighbors pitching in to help Long time friends and others whom they hardly knew Are endless. Last Friday neighbors recalled the aftermath Over mugs of Coffee in mrs. Leslie Biedermann a Home on Southgate ave. The Biedermann a Home Wasny to hit hard. They were the Lucky ones. Most Homes in the six year old subdivision were hit some severely some Only slightly. Estimates of damages averaged Between three and four thousand dollars. Many went much higher. Friday mrs. Biedermann was on the phone trying to help the Richard Rauckhorst family find a place to stay. The roof was blown off the Rauckhorst Home on Lobelia ave. And now they Are staying with friends in Reading. Finding a Home to rent with six kids if n t easy. Anybody with some ideas ran reach the Rauckhorst by calling 733-3360. A the neighbors were tremendous a or. Rauckhorst Saia. A they helped us move furniture out of the House helped us clean up the debris and brought us after the Tornado hit the family spent the night with the Joe Harrigan family Down the Street on Waxwing. People Are thanking cd amp a who was on the scene throughout the night trying to get Power restored to the area that was without electricity until 8 . Thursday. People Are Hanking he Hilton Davis company who sent a Generator for six Southgate families to share to keep their food from spoiling. People Are saying thank you to students at Ray mond Walters College who traded books for saws and axes. People Are thanking Williams Ford for donating campers to people without Homes. A is of people Are thanking the Pete Yauch family. Lobelia ave., who shared the food they planned to take on a Lake Cumberland vacation. The sliced Ham tasted great after a Day of sawing and lugging Trees. Boo Wirt is thanking the five men who helped him haul a fallen tree off Nis garage. Many m it re Are thanking scotties tree service for coming in the next Day and Clearing debris. And most everyone is saying thank you to the City of Blue Ash. A the Day after it happened you drive Down Lobelia without crying a mrs. Toni Hartman of Blue Wing or. Says. A now a week later its get Ting cleared up and the City of Blue Ash has done a lot. Please try to stress what the City has been service department Crews have been working full time since the storm hit cutting Trees and Clearing debris. Residents Are also thankful for the National guardsmen who stayed in the area until sunday apr. 7 and carefully screened anyone attempting to go into the Carriage Hill area. The list of people who helped goes on and on. But the people most residents Are most grateful for Are each other. A it was a Case of All the neighbors helping each other out a mrs. Biedermann recalls. A you have a variety of different Ages in this neighbourhood. Id say it s a very Independent Type of neighbourhood. But that Day brought about a very real to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 pm. Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 it was birthday party time at the Sycamore senior Center last thursday As mrs. Mary Mcneal Madeira celebrated her 85th. It is the custom at the Center to celebrate birthdays with cake and ice Cream brought by the guest of Honor. Serving the communities of Blue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kennedy Heights Silver on Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood matk of c Iff c u l at ion i it Ega it v vol. Xiii no. 38 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday april 17, 1974 441.5 Montgomery de. Phone 531-4 234 City building contract to be awarded soon Blue Ash Council is expected to meet tomorrow night 7 30 . In the 1st National Bank building to Pasa a motion of intent to accept bids from the Amherst building company for construction of a new municipal building. An ordinance to accept the bids will probably come at the next Council meeting apr. 25 with construction to begin six weeks after that City manager Vic Suhm said. A a cd its mire it actor aspect and rata seven inspect Ana rata seven diff Elsm plans along with Council members last thursday. Council then met in a private work session where members decided informally to give the contract to Amherst and the architectural engineering firm of Smith shilling Balke and Robinson. A they decided Amherst offered he most for the Money a Suhm said. A fall that s left to decide now is the design of the building a which he says will either be colonial or contemporary. Bids came in at $587,000 for a colonial one Story design and at $636,000 for a Modem design. Council has budgeted $690,000 for the project All to be financed through coun cil manic Bonds. The building will include conference rooms administrative offices fire and police Headquarters three jail a Etc a mayor office Council Chambers and a court room. Mayor Raymond Mcnab said the 23,000 Square foot building might not be utilized totally right away hut the room will be used in the future. A personally i done to believe the mayor of Blue Ash needs an office a he said a but maybe someone else will be Able to use it later about 35 residents who attended the meeting thursday were asked to rate the seven plans before and after they knew How much they Cost and who the contractors were. The majority rated a $850.000 plan submitted by Bedinghaus and Young general contractors first both times. Second Choice was a $674,000-1680,000 design submitted by Hix son inc., architectural firm and a1 Neyer inc., construction company. Other bidders were Fieldler Fitcher and head architects and Cousin construction co. Cronis construction co. And Dennis Cronin affect taut the Wop. Butler co. And the ran a no one submitted an inferior product or something we could t live with a Suhm said. A nah were Good Suhm said the Best bid would be accepted on the basis of Dollar amount building design past experiences and accomplishments of the building and design team capability of the general contractor and materials to be used in construction. The City is following a a design build approach to construction which Means architectural and construction services Are bid together according to a beef set of specifications set by the City. Target Date for completion of the building is set for sometime Between october and december of this year. For those Chilly Winters victims of the recent Tornado Don t have an abundance of much hut they do have firewood something that has been expensive and in Short Supply lately. Logs in neat piles Are stacked in front Yards All Over the Blue Ash area hut the record breaker has to be this collection of fire Wood at 9424 Southgate. All the Wood is from one tree. Blue Ash seeks Relief Blue Ash has filed for Federal financial assistance under the disaster Relief act to help pay for costs the City incurred while coping with the recent Tornado. City manager Vic Suhm said the Aid would cover All Public Money spent on the disaster including overtime for police and service department employees but was not a program to Aid individual Home or business owners. A a we re not sure that the forms we filed will help the property owner except in terms of clean up a he said. He estimated the City spent $1000 to $2000 in police overtime the night of the Tornado and $500 in overtime for service department employees. A the big Cost we re running into is having to use 100 percent of the service department for cleaning up debris a Suhm said. Tornado winds that struck Down in the area around 6 . On apr. 3, damaged 135 residences and 35 Industrial buildings. Twelve residences were damaged to the extent that they could not be lived in Suhm said. He estimated total losses to reach 6 million dollars. Animals at the Cincinnati zoo will feast on 10,000 pounds of meat donated by Jean Lawrence owner of has supermarket Kenwood re. The store was gutted by fire saturday night. The photo above shows a four ton truck filled with g Ceries that cannot be sold because of smoke damage. The food was hauled away to c. Iff in industries which makes soap and grease products. Kenwood store fire loss in thousands at a amps by Carol Pucci if you can imagine the smell of slowly spoiling beef mixed with the Strong odor of smoke if you can imagine barrel after barrel full of cheese butter and Frozen foods being emptied into a four ton truck headed for a grease and soap marketing factory then you can put yourself at the a amps supermarket 9469 Kenwood rd., last monday. Flames gutted a Back storage room there saturday at Midnight. Smoke damage to All parts of the store resulted in the total loss of All contents including 10,000 pounds of meat. Owner Jean Lawrence estimated damages in the in Sycamore thousands. Board of health officials condemned the entire store and All its contents because of damage due to smoke. A there is thousands and thousands of dollars Worth of damage Here a Lawrence said. A everything is condemned. The store is temporarily Blue Ash firemen fought the Blaze from Midnight until 5 . Saturday. Exact cause was unknown at press time although both Lawrence and fire officials suspect it started with an electrical panel in the Back storage area. A monday at 2 . A truck from the Cincinnati zoo came to take away All the beef that was in the store at the Lime including thousands of pounds left in the Freezer compartment. A tons a of Frozen items butter cheese and other foods were hauled away by Griffin industries a rendering company which turns the food into soap and grease products. Structural damage to the store was limited to the storage area. Lawrence said the store will be reopened at its present location although its going to be a Long Lawrence also operates two other food stores at 4680 Cooper re. And 9417 Remington re. Shrimpton named superintendent Eugene Shrimpton Sycamore school District associate superintendent was named superintendent by the Board of education at its apr. 11 meeting. Shrimpton will begin july 31 upon retirement of Edwin h. Greene. A a in a Happy Humble and proud to be replacing de Greene. In a looking Forward to working with the Community staff and Young people to continue our tradition of sex Cool nth am it s getting to be the time of year when buyers Start thinking Cool. Mrs. Raymond Mcnab sold two air conditioners and mrs. Richard Trischler a membership in Brookside swim club the first Day they ran in Csini instant action want ads. Suburban Cincinnati s busiest marketplace. 731-7170. Cell bit a Shrimpton remarked. A i can hardly wait to get started. Ill have big shoes to filled Greene has been with us Over 40 Eugene Shrimpton the new superintendent has 25 years service As a classroom teacher and administrator. A native of Cincinnati he graduated from Withrow High and earned his Bachelor and students honoured Honor students recognized at the University of Michigan honors convocation included Lorin Kaufman 8635 Arbo Crest Nancy Weintrub 7207 winding Way Marty Betagole 6995 Dena be. Scott Ramsey 10297 gentle winds Timothy Perkis 7450 Shenango and Robert Porter. 6640 Tupelo i be. Deadlines deadline for All Church club and scout news is Friday noon for the following wednesdays paper. Deadline for All other news is monday noon. Photo deadline is monday at 10 . Masters degree at the University of Cincinnati. After army air corps service in world War 0 he began teaching in the Cincinnati Public schools. His last Post there was As principal of Woodward High. Two years ago he came to Sycamore High As principal and was named associate superintendent last summer. He is married to the former Elaine Spence also a native Cinci Natian. They have two sons Chris a senior at Sycamore High and Jeff a Sophomore. They live at 8937 Kenwood re. Blue Ash. The position of associate superintendent will be eliminated at least for the present. Administrative assistant Bob Buster said. Buster said the position was created As a training ground and also to give the superintendent help in coordinating activities at the new High school which is now nearing completion. Promoted. Amberley patrolman Guy Bloomfield was sworn in As a lieutenant in the Amberley Village police department by mayor Henry Blohm april it. Bloomfield s promotion will Lake effect May 1 to fill the vacancy that will occur when it. Joseph Trusdell becomes chief. Bloomfield has been with the department since 1960. He lives at 2230 Rosier dr., Reading. Inside of Moeller is number one sports Page 6. Ridge has problem with House burglaries Page 3. Praise for Coleman system Reader reaction Page 2. Perrott White adventurer Dies at 73, Page 14. Hungry for lobster Blue Ash women have in answer Page 10

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