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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - January 09, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioLooking backwards Bra Ohio historical society 1982 Vela ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 a ii continued from last week 1973 ended with elections upsetting expected outcomes in Many suburban areas. Five areas elected councilwoman including Amberley Village Montgomery Blue Ash elections top second half of �?T73 Silverton and Deer Park. Incumbents saw themselves tossed from office in three areas with Deer Park republicans facing the greatest loss in political manpower. 1973 from june to december looked like this. July doubts were raised concerning the future of Blue Ash civic league festivals after a 4th of july Celebration ended in a Small riot which provoked the City a new police chief Ron Sturgill july was a month for appointments to High places. Eugene Shrimpton was appointed associate superintendent of the Sycamore City school District Phil Hudson was named Madeira police chief and Amberley hired a retired army colonel Thomas Wesson to become the next Village manager. James Sailer Indian Hill school District superintendent announced. His resignation and Robert Boston was named his successor. Montgomery president of Council Paul Dupuy announced his resignation and Blue Ash councilman Dick Huddleston announced he would not be seeking reelection. Sycamore school District residents Learned their new High school would be costing them an extra two Mills m taxes beginning january 1. August August was the month for shortages especially beef and suburban shoppers seemed to be no exception when it came to stocking up despite High prices. Blue Ash residents Learned they would be asked to approve a half percent increase to their earnings tax in november to be effective for the next five years and Silverton residents Learned their approval would be asked for a two and one half Mill Levy to continue their police t juvenile program and emergency Unema 1 Oyt ment act. Florence Kennedy was appointed the first woman Ever to sit on Montgomery Council and Sycamore township was Given a police Liaison officer sgt. William Diers in Hopes of improving communications Between the Hamilton county sheriffs patrol and the township trustees. Steel Craft police ended the season with a bang by capturing the pee wee title for the third time in a Row. September shortages continued with beef becoming More plentiful and newsprint become More scarce. Talk on the Chelsea Moore property in Montgomery now turned from offices and condominiums to the possibility of the City buying the land for recreational purposes. Deer Park residents and City officials celebrated the opening of Galbraith re. Following months of repair work and delay at a Cost of $300,000 to the county. Bike riders in Madeira Learned to be on the Lookout after police announced they would be citing offenders to appear before the juvenile referee. Pleasant Ridge began to move ahead with plans to develop the business District when the pleasant Ridge Urban development company was incorporated in september. Plans were also announced to build a High Rise apartment Complex on the Comer of Ridge and Montgomery As the first stage in redevelopment. High Point residents began to have their problems heard by Sycamore township trustees and county administrators and Silverton businesses became the first in the nation to be protected against armed robberies by a new buddy alarm system provided by the City through a Federal Grant. October Sycamore United presbyterian Church celebrated 175 years in the Community while a new Catholic Parish was bom for residents in northeastern Hamilton county. For. Francis Niehaus announced he would be the pastor of the Parish which would temporarily be housed at the Gate of heaven cemetery. William Miller owner of Millers fruit stand Galbraith rd., was told he was in violation of the zoning Law after 12 years in operation on Galbraith re. November suburban residents came through on Money issues on the november ballot but Defeated incumbent political candidates in Many areas with republicans losing especially heavily in. Deer juveniles in Madeira and. Sycamore township Learned they would be getting special attention in the coming months. Sycamore townships juvenile referee program was reorganized at the recommendation of judge Beniamin Schwartz and Madeira received word it would receive Federal funds to hire a new Community juvenile officer in december. Gerry it just and his Moeller crusaders cleaned up As regional champs but lost their Chance for a state title to Youngstown in a game at riverfront stadium. The Energy crisis appeared to be serious and most schools businesses continued on Page 2 september of 1973 brought the 18th annual Montgomery kiwanis sidewalk Art show Quot which attracted1 a capacity crowd of Between 25,000 and 30.000. Special prise this year was a $100 bicycle for the Best display in the 14 and under category won by Alice tse 10167 Loch Erest or. Above Are Benjy and Dee Dee stoop children of one of the exhibitors. Mrs. Donna stoop 4214 Schneck ave. To place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Kennedy Heights Community Council celebrated its 10th birthday this summer with an a a umbrella Parade from the Kennedy elementary school to Drake Park. Despite Cloudy skies residents showed ill Force with their umbrellas and the Sun shone after All on Kennedy Heights. Community May pay lighted school will continue the lighted school program in Silverton will continue in 1,974, but Money needed to rent the Silverton elementary school building twice a week May have to come from Community donations. Mrs. Verdell Hunter former school Community aide said the lighted school program has collected Between $800 and $900 in donations during Tkv past three years which will be used to rent the building should the new school Board decide to starting charging the Community for its use after school hours. A mid m serving Ota communities of tue Auk Mim Tom cry be hey v wage a net pm h ill Madeira a team t r id get Brecon a Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rous Moynet Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xvii no. 24 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday january 9, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 the Community paid for the building for the first two years of the program but has been using it at no charge since last year. A it was through the so eds program and pressure from Community groups that we finally got the Board of education to let us have the building without any Cost a mrs. Hunter said a there has been some talk about the new Board not going All out for these kinds of things. We Are prepared to pay to use the building this the Community already pays for the services of a director and assistant director. The additional Cost of paying for the building. Will bring the total Cost to about $29 a night mrs. Hunter said. The City of Silverton provides equipment for the program and two Silverton juvenile police officers assist in activities but the City donates no Money for the program. A we done to get any help from our own City financially. They have been asked but we have always been told that there just weren to any monies available a i a a a mrs. Hunter said. The f Gulus lighted school program is held on wednesdays and thursdays 6 30-8 30 . Decision by March a Public committee formed to study Montgomery Park needs a a a Public committee to be made up of Montgomery councilmen the mayor recreation commission chairman and residents has been Given until March 6 to make a recommendation to Council concerning Park and recreation land for the City. A Resolution to establish the 11-15 person committee was approved by Montgomery Council wednesday night. It will specifically be promoted. Blue Ash policeman Michael Allen 32, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Blue Ash police department. He has been a member of the department since 1970 and is a resident of Monroe Ohio. Allen is the department s fourth sergeant. His appointment became effective january 1. Charged with studying the needs of the Community in terms of open space Park land we recreational area and identifying available land As to location suitability and Cost. A report is due March 6 along with a recommended target Date for completion. Serving on the committee will be members of the councils Parks and recreation committee recreation commission chairman Jean Schroer mayor Robert Novak and six to ten. Residents. The committee will be chaired by councilman Roger Aerni chairman of the Parks and recreation committee. Councilmen agreed they would put any plans for a significant expenditures to a vote of the people. How much is a a significant was not defined. Economy Council approved a Resolution concerning a zoning requested by Economy Chevrolet to allow the company to alter the location and shape of a building it plans to construct at Montgomery re. And. Main st. Councilman Howard Smith said the changes were being made due to errors in the original map to move the service Entrance further away from the Street and to prevent the building from being built on the metropolitan sewer line. Appointments Council appointments for 1974 were approved with Howard Smith being renamed Council president and presiding officer. Councilwoman Alma Blazic was named president pro tem. Committees include finance Alma Blazic chairman Public relations Parks and recreation Roger Aemi Community conservation and safety Florence Kennedy Public works and utilities Donald Bruce zoning and planning Howard Smith. In other action Council a denied a request for a sign variance from the provident Bank 9759 Montgomery re. The Bank was asking to erect a 151 Square foot sign where a 78 foot sign is allowed. A passed resolutions honouring former councilmen Ernie Kosty and Todd Hunter. A set a special Council meeting for january 15, 8 . To read the new criminal code. A Public hearing to consider a request tor a sign variance at the Luxemburg House wine and rd., . Cheese shop will be held Cooper at 8 45 correction the Village of Indian Hills total appropriations for 1974 Are $1,023,425, not $9,942,562 As incorrectly printed in suburban Lite on december 26. Inside of pleasant Ridge Man a hem Page 4. A Montgomery retail pm Perty sold Page 2. Fire lanes to be imposed on Dillonvale streets Page 16. Quality and Cincinnati Public schools editorial Page 2. M Kennedy Heights woman named enquirer woman of the year Page 6. Attic gutted by fire fire gutted the attic of a Home at 11048 Lebanon ave., Hazelwood january 2, around 8 17 . Blue Ash patrolman Marvin Stephens carried Sharlene Townsend 86, out of the House and oxygen was administered by the Blue Ash Montgomery life squad. The Blaze was caused by an overheated stove. Home Mobile according to mrs. Joseph White a a very Nice couple rented the very Nice Mobile Home she advertised As available through a Csini c classified. The inexpensive sure fire Way to reach Suburbia a busiest marketplace. Dial 731-7170 before monday at 5 ., if we can be of help. Four year old seeds program out with �?T73 the phone rang in the seeds office of Woodward High school last wednesday. Normally the office would be taken up with the usual business and confusion of most school offices the Day after Christmas vacation. But wednesday the seeds office was empty. The phone kept ringing not because people were to Busy to answer it but because there1 was no one there to answer it. The staff had been sent Home the office closed. The school Community evaluation development program in the Woodward school District is Over. Just Days before school Community aides from Kennedy Heights Silverton pleasant Ridge Shroder Losantiville and Crest Hills schools received letters in the mail thanking them for their services. A it was a letter of thanks a Silverton s mrs. Verdell Hunter recalls a but at the same time it was to let us know that we were no longer needed. Of course we All knew it was jul of funds Money for the seeds program ran out december 31,1973, ending a four year Pilot school Community Aid program aimed at linking schools with the communities they serve through Community persons who were paid Small stipends to serve As liaisons. The program was federally funded for three years and then Given a reprieve until december by the Cincinnati school Board when Federal funds ran out last August. Had the Liberal majority continued on the school Board a program similar to seeds and also involving the Aiken school District would most probably have been approved this year and the sea representatives and coordinating staff allowed to remain in their jobs As paid employees. However it seems doubtful that the new school Board will a Rove the new program a a Odel for local school program developments a than we we re when i started paid for. Counting lop prepared by a task Force of parents teachers and residents. Board member Charles Lindburg has stated that he is in favor of seeing the school Community aide concept continue but not on a paid basis. Silverton sea representative mrs. Hunter and Shroder representative mrs. Shirley Johnson Are two who say they will continue their work voluntarily. A i wont be spending As Many Boms at it a mrs. Hunter says. A we All spent Many Many More hours How Many hours i spent they sometimes added up to eight or nine a Day. It was t the Money we were doing it for aides were paid $2.50 an hour for a 15-hour week. Work included organizing Community and school f related program answering questions from Community residents attend i n g s c Hool re 1 ate d meetings and workshops and working with seeds coordinator Barbara Fritz who staffed the now closed office in Woodward High school. She too is now out of a Job. People involved Shroder sea aide Shirley Johnson has been involved with seeds since it began four years ago. She spent three years As an aide in Kennedy school and this year took Over at Shroder or. High. A. Pat vice president she also says Here Volunteer work will continue. A Kennedy Heights was a pretty Strong Community anyway. The communities that were really helped by seeds were the ones where people began to feel that they had a say so. Seeds brought people in and got them involved. Before it was always the same people doing mrs. Johnson says that although she will no longer have the official title of school Community aide she does no to expect to be any less effective in her work. A i think the cooperation will continue. All in All they re the schools Are starting to listen to Community people a Little mrs. Hunter is one person who is optimistic about the possibility of the new Board continuing a Community aide program. Some decision is expected to be made at the first meeting of the new Board january 14. �?o1 plan to attend the meeting. Hopefully they might come to see some of the things people have worked very hard for. I guess pm just Montgomery fire minor damage was done to the Home of Frank Berry 7600 Jolain dr., Montgomery when fire broke out there new years Day. Police said the fire started in a fire place Ash trap. Marian High registration Marian High school 2121 Madison rd., Cincinnati is now registering students for the second semester to begin january 21. The school is a Catholic girls school but accepts students of any Faith. Solicitors contribution refunded Blue Ash republicans refunded $400 of a $500 Campaign contribution made by solicitor Robert Mcconaughy to their 1973 Council manic election Campaign. Councilman. Chan. Eason said although the $500 contribution. Was listed As a receipt with the Hamilton county Board of elections $400 was refunded As soon As it was received. He said Republican candidates made a policy of not accepting donations Over $100 from any contributor. A we Felt did no to owe that Way we anybody

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