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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - February 11, 1981, Cincinnati, OhioFour months in Montgomery Library Ohio Bis 4 iia 7 u 4 a coir bus lir 45311 la a a �a1c to a j m p j a r a Quot p a a 3 inc Ink Ati c f. R i a Gnew Baptist Church nudges capacity figure by Perry Cooper like a Poinsettia that blooms under the Winter Sun the Montgomery Community Baptist Church is thriving at its new Home after being transplanted from Rose Lawn. The Church located at 11251 Montgomery rd., was dedicated last oct. 12. It had been located in Roselawn and known As the Roselawn Community Baptist Church since 1941. Senior minister the Rev. Wendell Mettey explained the Church s move saying "1 looking for e we were a growth but he admitted that the Jam packed auditorium week after week has been a Surprise. Quot we be had a tremendous response from the Community a he said. Quot quite frankly the response has been far greater than we had the auditorium in Roselawn comfortably seated about 170 worshippers Mettey said. The Montgomery auditorium holds about 290-300 people. During the month of december the average attendance for sunday worship service was 274, very close to capacity. A the senior minister cited several reasons for the Large crowds. A we Are very visible and have an excellent location Quot he commented. Quot plus i think there is a concern among parents today that their children be introduced to Church going. Also we Are the Only american Baptist affiliated Church in the area there a one in Kenwood but other than that the nearest one is in twice the Church has gone to double services to accommodate the Large throngs and this is expected to be necessary again during Lent and easter. At the moment double services Are not expected to be weekly affairs. The experience of preaching to the Montgomery residents is a major shift for Mettey a native of Walnut Hills who upon attaining his master s degree in theology from the University of Louisville spent eight years As a minister at Walnut Hills Baptist Church. Quot we had a very Happy and productive inner City ministry there a he noted. In Montgomery with a larger Church in a Community which is anything but inner City Mettey a challenges Are different. He gears his sermons toward visitors who have come to the new Church possibly looking for a new Church Home. He said the Friendly congregation at Montgomery Community Baptist has convinced Many of the visitors to return every sunday. The senior minister finds life in Montgomery a very he was named senior minister of the Church while it was still located in Roselawn last sept. 21. He replaced the Rev. Or. Robert Slaughter who retired after 12 years of service. Mettey said moving himself and his family a composed of wife Mickey 5-year-old Timmy 5-year-old Claire and 2-year-old Aaron a to Montgomery was part of the agreement when he accepted the senior minister s Post of the Church. He was asked How he Felt about the new Christian political activism and the Well known moral majority group. Quot it seems like these people in moral majority Are the same people who were against politically Active christians during the Vietnam War a Mettey commented. A i think As a minister i am also a private citizen and As a private citizen i have a right to participate in the political process but a minister must be careful to not let Politza spill Over in his work As a minister. A i think the new testament is very Clear on this Point. Our role is to change the hearts of those who run the systems of this world not to change the systems of the world. I do believe there Are systems in the world that need to be changed however a he concluded �?�1 think moral majority is going to become another special interest group which will lose some of its effectiveness in changing the hearts of to place a classified and Call 731-7170 by 3 00 . Monday display advertising amp news Call 531-0234 circulation 731-4200 Cincinnati stub Witban Blue Ash Montgomery am be hey Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge a Brecon it is waders Kennedy Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park a Rossmoyne Dillon Vale Ridgewood inc. Mar of of curation integrity vol. Xxx no. 28 20 Cincinnati Ohio. Wednesday feb. 11, 1981 4415 Montgomery re. Mayoral Issue erupts in Madeira by Barbara Casson political fur began flying at the feb. 2 Madeira City Council meeting and May continue at the next meeting. Causing the fuss is an Issue before a planning commission committee on changing the mayoral election process. Mayor Forrest Atkins charged former City Council member Douglas Oppenheimer with Quot jumping the gun when Oppenheimer visited the meeting and spoke out against reverting Back to the selection of a mayor by elected Council members an Issue which was considered by the planning commission at a special meeting feb. 9. Details were not available at press time. Quot Over a year ago i directed the planning commission to review some charter areas that might need updating. We have not even received the recommendations yet a Atkins said. The commission also discussed several administrative issues that will require charter changes including an increase from $1,000 to $5,000 in the Dollar amount that can be approved by the City manager without advertising for bids. Oppenheimer hotly pursued the mayoral election Issue charging that a change in the charter amendment would Call for a special election probably in june prior to the regular november election that would be Quot costly untimely and but councilwoman Mary Christie said it could also be decided to just let the candidates themselves run on the Issue in november. Oppenheimer Vjio spearheaded getting the Issue of electing the mayor by Public vote on the 1977 Ballon indicated he was considering being a mayoral candidate himself and viewed a charter revision an attempt to undermine his own candidacy. Christie also a Likely candidate for mayor called the move to change the amendment Quot definitely a political Atkins who has in the past stated he is not going to run for mayor again is in his second term. He was once selected a Council members and the second time was elected by direct vote in other business . Hoffman 5538 Maple Ridge asked about delays in curb repairs in his area of Kenwood Hills subdivision. Hoffman sent a letter to the Council in november with about 25 residents signatures complaining about delays and the Way the repair work was being planned. That letter said Large sections of curb which were not in bad condition had been marked for repair. At the meeting Hoffman said he Stilt Wasny to satisfied with the situation. An inspector had come out a second time and remarked the old areas and overlooked other areas that also needed repair he added. Silverton plans expansion drive by Mary Ann Doherty the City of Silverton still has its Eye on annexing Columbia township and solicitor John Armstrong gave Council an update on that expansion project at the feb. 5 meeting. A documentation is Complete a he told coun cil members. Documentation the first step in annexation Means a Legal description map and Complete list of resident homeowners has been prepared. The next step is a petition signing drive. Fifty one percent of what Armstrong called Colum Bia township a free hold Erst deed owners would have to state in writing via a petition their desire to become part of Silverton. Their consent would then be sent to county commissioners who would study the maps and verify the signatures. The commissioners then decide if annexation would be beneficial. Armstrong admitted getting the residents of Columbia township to sign petitions would be Quot a Tough he said Quot litigation is a certainty. You re tramping in someone else a Back Yard and taking it for your the solicitor was alluding to the reluctance the township has shown toward annexation. Silverton is not alone in its desire to expand Cincin Nati is also interested in picking the tax Rich Plum. The area in question is South of pleasant Ridge near the intersection of Ridge and Highland avenues. The 15 businesses in that area Are valued at $8.6 million which would mean considerable added Revenue for either City. James Hannon township trustee president reiterated the townships desire to be left alone. Quot they done to want to be annexed to anyplace what do they the other cities have to offer a As to the petition Campaign Silverton is about to launch Harmon said Quot in a sure the residents would vote against regardless Silverton still plans to expand. Merest a Nii mini a Fuu talc k9r Phon 69 i 77 t i a 7929 to cd wove of a is Doc whom no m.av6 Gold Silver coins t Sterling to buy Cash payment to i Mark at to Cuis al of Forest my Williams ave in Norwood 631-2112 off 7 my amp set up Armstrong said Silverton could provide Columbia township with better police and fire Protection and feels confident the township residents will agree. Armstrong told Council a group will be needed Quot to barnstorm Columbia township to get the significant number of signatures for if the petitions Are secured annexation is virtually assured. In other business a patrolman Michael Jackson was sworn in As a sergeant to replace sgt. Charles Nunn who recently retired. A councilman Edward Colley expressed concern Over the increasing number of dog bites in the City. He told Council that dog owners need to understand that their pets Are not allowed to run Loose and that the police department will enforce Leash Laws. I. Hoffman also argued the feasibility of repairing Large sections of curb with no cracks rather than smaller sections. Some newly cracked areas caused by the recent cold weather May have been overlooked Price said and told Hoffman he would have the curbs rechecked for missed cracks. Other sections were remarked because the first markings were fading he explained. But Price contended that it is less expensive to repair Large sections of curb than smaller sections because there Are less cuts to be made and hair line fractures in other sections along with the crack have to be repaired. The established administrative policy is to replace All curbs with a 5/8-Inch-deep and 4-Inch-wide crack he explained. But Price added he was willing to meet with Hoffman and walk Over the neighbourhood with an inspector to v review the project. Mayor Atkins requested a report in two weeks on the meeting and councilman Robert Lee asked that the City a inspector be continued on Page 4 inside m Page 2.deer Parks new police chief plans to beef up. Force Page 3.rossmoyne nine year old discovers textbook error Page 4.Montgomery revises fire alarm Law. Page 8. Happenings pages ii 12.sports stained Glass Jindou Fol Ajse lows we i doom Frei a ,cnb.4�ki Sefl Wooner the Rev Wendell Mettey tackles a new assortment of spiritual challenges As pastor of the Montgomery Community Baptist Church. Smoke detectors required Sycamore twp. Adopts fire code by Joyce Deitering a new unified fire code was adopted by the Sycamore township Board of trustees at its feb. 5 meeting. The code is similar to past codes except that sprinkler restrictions have been softened and a new ordinance requiring smoke detectors in am Raa Deima lds nos was inserted. The Board also agreed to have copies of a fire Jami printed at the request of chief of fire and life safety Fred Benz the pamphlets will be distributed by his office. Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a traffic Light at the intersection of 1-275 and Montgomery Road by the. George Meyer shopping Center according to Board member Tom Bech told. The state also has agreed to do an engineering study on the feasibility of a Light at the Corner of Montgomery and Weller roads. Trustee Robert Meyer reported that the Warner amex Cable system should be completed in the township by october 1981, according to company officials. The company claims that the delay has been caused by its suppliers inability to keep up with the demand for Cable. Warner amex officials advise subscribers to buy the total package for the first month at a Cost of approximately $30. Any part of the package can be dropped after the first month but nothing May be added without an additional installation charge after that time Meyer added. The initial installation charge is $10 for an outside Wall or $26 for an inside Wall. The Board announced it is looking for a Volunteer from stir Bridge or surrounding areas to fill a vacancy on the Board of the Blue Ash Montgomery life squad. A township superintendent hairy Jahnigen re a a a a a Eye �?o1 s glasses i i same a a Day a w at York s lab outlet they will i 3 make your glasses in one Day _ c or in some cases an hour on cd most presort or is i they re a located across from Meier s i g winery m Silverton syonfic.1 y w optometrist v ported an estimated Cost of $15,000 for the new parking area in Sycamore Park. Jahnigen also noted that his department has been working on repairing potholes in the area of Canterbury gardens. The paving of Chaucer drive is expected to be completed by Somme in j Afam gew said. Board president Dennis Mckown told trustees that the county commissioners had approved the contract for construction on the High Point area sewers. The system is almost two thirds completed Mckown said. In other business the Board a amended the pay rate of chief Benz to $17,700 plus $300 clothing allowance retroactive Jan. 1, 1981. A adopted a one year contract for maintenance of township Motorola radio systems equipment at a Cost of $80.70 per month. A recognized the. Re institution of Dave Spitz mull As Liaison officer from the county sheriffs office. Spit mull had taken a leave of absence for one and a half years. News Bra efs superstore decision due from zoning Board a recommendation on a proposed zone change to allow construction of a Kroger co. Superstore in Kennedy Heights May be forthcoming by the Cincinnati zoning Board feb. 13. The zoning Board will meet on that Date but it was not known at press time whether the Board would be Able to pull together a number of reports on the proposal in time to make a recommendation to the City planning commission this week. If a recommendation is made the matter goes to the planning commission and then to the City Council for final consideration. Kroger has agreed to Purchase the abandoned Kennedy elementary school on Montgomery Road along with four adjoining acres from the Cincinnati school Board for $215,000. The Sale is however conditional and will not be finalized unless the City agrees to allow construction of a superstore on the site. Kennedy Heights Community Council voted approval of an ordinance supporting Kroger a plan at a Jan. 20 meeting. Mayor David Mann also supported the proposal at that meeting. Bridge reconstruction closes Kenwood Road Section Kenwood Road Between Coper and Pfeiffer roads will be dosed to through traffic from 8 . Feb. 16 to 5 . Feb. 20 due to Bridge reconstruction work. In addition reconstruction work will close the same Section of Kenwood Road to through traffic beginning april 1 until the Bridge work is completed. 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