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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - January 18, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioCelebrate 90th birthday Emma Flugel. Sealed Esther and Arthur new will be re in Bra Ling Emma s 90th birthday Jan. 21 with a family dinner party. Emma and Esther Are Sisters. News in Brief Sycamore schools pass .95 million budget inside of who won the a old Oaken bucket read about this and other sports news Page 6. Sycamore to top. Still wants Concord bal Fields. Page 3. Method of making City appointments to be studied in Madeira. Page 2. Life area happenings. Page 16. Church news. Page 10. % my. Sycamore school Board approved a 1978 temporary operating a budget of $8.95 million at its Jan. Organizational meeting. This compares with last years budget of $8.59 million. Tax rates were also approved. The bonded indebtedness will remain the same $4.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation As it was in 1977. The operating rate will increase $1 to $32.75 per $1,000 assessed valuation. A $4.80 tax increase was approved by voters two years ago. The Board had requested that $3.80 be levied in 1977 and the full amount be instated in 1978. In other action Charles Abbott 7649 Tailwind dr., was appointed to1 the school planning commission As the Montgomery City Council representative. He replaces Raymond Walther. The Board will continue to. Meet on the third wednesday of eat h month at Sycamore High 8 . The Board is Foski Signor Pihrt it Roif Hatch to build a new school somewhere off1 Montgomery rd., North of Kemper re. Now that the Board has sold its property in Pfeiffer rd., and on Hunt rd., it has the Money to buy new land and Hopes to do this soon possibly by Spring according to a school spokesman. Testimonial dinner to Honor longtime Madeira mayor Daniel Mcdonald who was mayor of Madeira for 18 years until last month will be honoured at a testimonial dinner feb. 3 at a Keewah country club. Harry w. Adler is organizing the event. Judge Ray Shannon will be guest speaker. Three hunched tickets will be sold $10 each. This includes dinner and a contribution to a gift for the former Savot. A Cash bar begins at 6 . Dinner at 7 30. Tickets Are available by calling adlers office 5614600, or june Jacoby 984-8185. Ticket Cut off is Jan. 31. People who Are unable to attend the dinner but who want to contribute toward a memorial present May Call one of the above numbers. Mcdonald is founder of Hamilton county municipal league and served As its head several years. Amberley shocked at its share of intangible tax by Bill Robbins Amberley Village mayor Arthur h. Friedman used the word a a staggering when Council was. Informed at the Jan. 9 meeting that the Village gets Only 38 percent of the Revenue from the state intangible tax collected from Amberley residents. That figure was reported by Village manager Bernard Boraten who has been meeting with county and state auditors seeking information on the basis of distribution of revenues Back to communities where they Are collected Boraten reported that Amberley produced $394,434 in 1976 intangible taxes but got Only about $161,000 under Ohio Law which requires the county budget commission to put Money aside for Public Library operations. He said in Many ohm counties All this tax Revenue goes to Public libraries. A councilman Charles p. Hagner jr., said the intangible tax Revenue has More or less been a form of stability in meeting Amberley expenses however the 8cc reduction in the allocation in the last four years has seriously Quot eroded Village financing. Finance committee chairman John l. Muething said a Long Range look should be taken of am Barley s budget planning to cover not Only a current year but two to five years ahead. No bunk s a bunk Beds and bicycles Are two of the most sought after items in Csini classifieds. M army Wash did no to have a bunk bed to sell but he had a 10-Speed Bike. Sure enough he sold it to the first caller. Check around your House. If you. Find something to sell Well do our Best to find a buyer or it 731-7170, the Fotune to suburban Cincinnati a 85,000-Home marketplace. Library Ohio historical society ,1932 Vela ave Columbus Ohio 43211 l -11 is p33fa is bulk a in paid fruit 9530 90-year-old Blind woman a traveler defer Happy birthday Emma Fluge by Maureen heh Man Emma fluge.1 is a traveler. She has been to Hawaii twice once five years ago and then again two years ago. She has also cruised to the Caribbean and seen Many Sites of geographic and historical importance in the United states. Emma describes the Island of Hilo Hawaii this Way a the Sand is Black and the White capped Waves Wash up to it. Behind the Sand Are the Green Hills and Over All this a tropical Blue sky. Emma who will celebrate her 90th birthday Jan. 21 is Blind but she has never let that stand in the Way of living. She lives with her sister who is 16 years younger. And brother in Law Esther and Arthur. New in Deer Park. The three travel together and Esther describes each scene to Emma. Describes trips to friends when Emma returns Home she describes her travels in exact detail to her friends at the Samuel w. Bell Home for the sightless downtown and to her friends at the pioneers club of Cincinnati Bell Telephone co Emma has been on the Board of trustees of the Samuel Bell Home for 35 years. Emma had experienced Eye trouble since she was a child. When she was 18, her doctor told her that blindness was inevitable and there was nothing he could do to prevent it. Vunt resigned Emma explains now that she a was not of a disposition go Blind she made up her mind to see As Long As possible. Emma describes her sight problem now complicated by cataracts like this it is like looking through a mass of circles in motion always like electric lights. She sees this whether her eyes Are open or closed. Her travels and Esther s descriptions of them have meant much to her in enriching her life. A i can sit and think about some of those trips i was on and i done to get depressed Quot Emma said. Emma worked at the phone company As a Cook 20 year until she could see no longer and she was pensioned. Memorized alleys in order to make travel by Streetcar and. Buses to and from work and shopping easier Emma memorized ail the alleyways on race and fifth streets. She would ask other people waiting for the bus to Tell her when the 60 bus came along which would take her to her Home in Fairview Heights Low ebb in 1.931 after Emma lost her Job cooking in 1931, she admit i cried All the it seemed then that blindness which she had managed to keep at Bay for Over a years had Defeated her after All. Home teacher helps that a when a Home teacher from the state of Ohio visited Emma and told her about the recently ginned Samuel Bell Home Mma got interested in activities there and her work at the Home quickly led to a position on the Board. She also Learned braille a when 1 saw that some of them the Blind could not see at All and they were keeping their own House s,., a emm a said she stopped feeling badly about her own situation. She still attends Board meetings once a month and club meetings for dinner and socializing at the Home also once a month. Family live together Emma has always lived with her family up until ii years ago the family lived on Stoll Silverton. Emma s Sisters Ruth and eat her married two Brothers and they All lived together under one roof including Emma s Mother until her death. Emma jokes a i always said he Arthur new bad no More brothers., so id die an old there is an evident feeling. Of love and. Caring Between the Sisters which Esther attributes in part to the example of a wonderful Mother and parents who lived together harmoniously. Continued on Page 5 to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display advertising amp news dial 531-023 $ cd Nch a Nat sub Fiban newspapers inc. Babe Ash Montgomery Amberly Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge Brecon Kenny by Heights Silverton Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne Dillonvale Ridgewood Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xvi no. 25 15c Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday january 18, 1978 1115 Montgomery re. Phone 531-023$ worries about police phone link Amberley investigates rate by Bill Robbins Amberley Village Council will take a look at Cincinnati Belles proposed a measured rate system for Hartwell area residents and some adjacent communities. While the test has been delayed by a state supreme court ruling pending Appeal councilwoman Barbara Steinberg called for Amberley to join the fight against the proposal where charges Are based on subscribers number of Calls length time of Day and distance. The phone company contends heavy users of lid pay while others would Benefit. Opponents dispute this. Mayor Art litter he a Friedman raised the question at the Jan. 9 meeting whether Council has the right to represent Amberley residents at the consumer level. Law committee chairman John l. Muething said he Felt the Utility committee might properly look into the matter while committee chairman Walter h. Meyer said he Felt if residents were unduly charged for phone service then a a Long look Quot by Council was proper Meyer says be would like to see some statistics and figures on what the a i a measured rate will do if extended to Amberley. The Village has a highly sophisticated alarm system connecting residences with the police dept by phone and some Council members Are concerned Over the possible effect on users if the new rate Structure applied to the Community. Council informally directed Village manager Bernard Boraten to get someone from Cincinnati Beil to meet with Council representatives and explain the economics of the rate proposal. Blue Ash rejects teen Home Madeira Board president Frank m. Host Wick right new president of Madeira Board of education receives the Gavel from Ron Reynolds outgoing president. Bostwick a Yale University graduate is a marketing executive and copywriter for Merrell National laboratories. Bostwick has served on the school Board since Jan. 1976. As the father of five children All products of Madeira schools he has Long been involved in Madeira school activities. He has served As member and As resident of Madeira schools planning commission and e has been Active in Madeira schools Bond and tax levies since 19641. Other school Board pictures Page 3. C same old Story for a new life. By Kim Feil Blue Ash planning commission last thursday rejected a request from new life for girls inc. For a special zoning permit to use a bring in a residential zone for a Home and counselling Center. New life for girls a non profit organization originally asked the commissions permission to fire damages Montgomery apartments a fire at the Tollgate Square apartments at about 1 30 . Jan. 14 damaged two apartments and left one fireman slightly injured Montgomery fire officials said. The Quot fire began in the basement and spread up through. The common Wail Between the apartments officials said. There has been no estimate of damage and no resident were injured. Fireman Greg Zach suffered a bruised knee when he slipped on. Ice while fighting the fire. He was treated and released. The occupants of the two apartments Aie living at a local Motel according to Ohe Tollgate resident. Officials said the fire was still under investigation but is not believed to be connected with two other recent fires in. The Complex. Use a two store building owned by the archdiocese of Cincinnati in october. The request was denied. The building had been used As a Newman Center for catholics at Raymond Walters Branch of a pc. In the special meeting Jan. 12, commission we Issue a special permit to have 10-12 children living there they even have 15 or it would void the permit a he added. After the initial rejection at the october hearing representatives of new life members voted 4-1, again opposing the pro pot the grounds that it is in do violation of the current re residential zoning there. A a the land is zoned re As residential land and As such. It denotes one family or members related by blood occupying one shelter a said Jack Morgan Blue Ash Community development director. He added that he and the committee Felt the organization s plan to House id children both male and female under adult supervision in the building did not fit that interpretation and violated the toning Rule. The planning commission has no specific record of issuing a. Special permit to the Newman Center for its operations similar to those by new life for girls but the commission believes the land was originally owned by the us Branch and was zoned for the school allowing the facility a activities said Morgan. The special zoning. Permit requested by new life for girls a is actually a pretty restrictive Type of zoning a said Morgan. A if for girls sought support from the neighbourhood around the Newman building. Seven or eight residents were present at the Jan. 13 meeting and their reactions to the new life for girls proposal were for the most part unfavourable with five residents directly opposed said Morgan. A three area residents continued on Page 7 tomorrow at Blue Ash Blue Ash City Council meet tomorrow 8 . At the City building to consider an Agenda which includes awarding a contract to Schumacher and Dugan for picnic amphitheatre facilities authorizing design of a Golf course clubhouse and maintenance building and designating a preferred Developer for the Golf course housing authorizing bids for Mohler and Cooper roads water line and Golf Omree water improvements and pumping facilities issuance of economic development Revenue it ones. Couple Dies after crash in Amberley an elderly couple has died As a result of injuries received in an Auto Accident on Jan. 3 Amberley Village police said. Harry Kromer 85, and his wife Rose 81, of 999 North Bend Road were travelling North on Ridge rd., South of Section about 8 30 . When. Kromer apparently lost control of the car and struck a Utility pole head on snapping it in two police said. The cause of the Accident is undetermined. A both people were pinned in the wreckage for a while a said it. Bob Otto of Deer Park life squad. Both Deer Park life squad and Silverton life squad assisted Amberley police with the Accident. The woman was the first out and was take by Deer Park life squad to Bethesda North utto said. The Man was More seriously pinned and had a broken leg and internal injuries said Otto. He was taken to Bethesda North by Silverton life squad. Both were in the intensive care unit Harry Kromer died of injuries Jan. 8. Rose Kromer died on Jan. 11. Too much temptation a Bow car valued ait $26,000 was reported stolen from the parking lot at Raymond Walters College Blue Ash Jan. 12. The owner is Andrew d. Lee of Reading. The car was recovered the next Day in the rear parking lot of Raymond waiters Campus with Only 10 additional Miles on it. Somebody had. Apparently taken it for a a Joy ride a Blue Ash police said. Pretty quiet in Blue Ash things have been pretty quiet in the City of Blue Ash since the new it ear according to Blue Ash a a police. Even weather related accidents have been at a minimum since Salt Crews in Blue Ash Are out salting the roads 24-hours a Day if needed a policeman said. He did warn however that the overpass on 1-275 at 1-71 is Slick and treacherous and there have been accidents there. Three people were Hurt in. Two accidents at the site. A sudden Stop gets you after Snow there Are a lot of minor a fender benders accidents when the weather gets bad As we All know but Amberley Village chief Joe Truesdell says the real problems occur after the bad weather. Quot when the roads Clear up a Little bit then speeds increase and the More serious accidents happen a said chief Truesdell. When its snowing people Are More cautious and travel at slow speeds according to Truesdell. Most of the accidents Are caused by sliding and Are minor he said. Drivers should remain cautious after the streets Are cleared because a a it a that sudden Stop that gets you a said chief Truesdell. A Lawn jobs Means goodbye car License four area boys suffered the Legal consequences of a dec., 3 a Joy ride through. Montgomery during the local session of juvenile court Montgomery court referee Richard duster Berg suspended for a year the Drivers License of a teen charged with criminal damaging in a a Lawn Iobe Case. He also placed three others under 6 . Curfew for 60 Days for egg throwing in the same incident. Dec. 3 four youths were picked up in Montgomery after they were reportedly throwing eggs from a moving car and ran Over two lawns on Dee Shardow Lane Dusterberg said a the Lawn Job situations were an extreme form of abuse of the privilege to drive a adding a the License is a privilege not a in such cases Dusterberg said the court plans a to take away the privilege of circulating freely in the comm Unity if they area juveniles can to handle a r-.-----Coupon------1 valid for one complimentary admission a when a second admission is purchased. Skate free 1 Northland 1 Call 563 0001 ice Center 10400 Reading Road expires Jan. 31, 1978 l

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