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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioLibrary Ohio historical society 1933 Veics ave. Cold Wabus Ohio 43311 Lri to place a classified and dial 731-7150 of Fiji display advertising amp news fit a big dog and a Little boy meet at the Entrance to the pleasant Ridge recreation Center. Ridge re. The boy is Charles Spaulding a third grader at st. John s. Deer Park. The dog is unidentified but nonetheless amiable about a Small boys attention. The Pooch was particularly Well mannered he stationed himself at the door of the new Center but did not go in. Other pictures Page 4a. Edu recreation to be program at Woodford school Mew serving the communities of him so Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Hill Madeira pleasant Ridge recall Kennedy Heights skier Long Kenwood Deer Park Rossmoyne it llo mole rid re Wood Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xiii no. 52 Cincinnati Ohio wednesday july 24, 1974 4415 Montgomery he. Phone 531-0234 recreation Center proposed for Kennedy Heights study recommends regional recreation by Maureen Hehman Kennedy Heights residents think education and recreation go hand in hand and they will have a new combined school recreation program at the Woodford elementary school to prove it. The school is in the planning stage and should be completed in september of 1976. Kennedy Heights received a budget of $300,000 from the City for recreation. They got together with school Board people planning the new Woodford school and now have an approved plan to House an elementary school Day care Center Latch key program and senior citizens Center in one facility. The facility will be located on about 16 acres on Woodford re. Known As the Hittner property. Design of the building is not know ii yet but an architect has been chosen George r. Roth. Roth designed the Sherwood and Ayres schools in Forest Hills. He has been directed to leave All Trees except those actually occupying space on which the building will stand. Anastasia Biliett of Orchard in. Chairman of the committee to write educational specifics for the school says the school is unique in providing such comprehensive care for children aged about two through 9mt. She also praises the placement of the senior citizens in the same building with the children. A Many times senior citizens Are away from their own grandchildren. I can see some seniors getting involved with the children teaching them How to bake bread. They can choose to get involved or mrs. Biliett pointed out the Success of such programs As Foster grand parents where older citizens take children under their Wing to offer some extra care and attention. The new school recreation facility is what is termed a a a Magnet school. That Means that although it will serve children within walking distance children from around the City Are expected to enrol. A Montessori pre school will be offered. Other school classes will try to present flexible learning programs such As individually guided education according to mrs. Biliett. By Maureen Hehman recreation planning proposals for pleasant Ridge and Kennedy Heights were made Public last week and the emphasis will be on regional facilities. The study done by Peacock Gam and partners inc. Is a ten year plan for recreational development. A regional recreation Center is recommended for Eastwood. The property is located Between Duck Creek and red Bank ads. The proposal Calls for three baseball Fields three soccer Fields two softball Fields 6-12 Tennis courts two lot lots and parking for 465 cars. Another regional recreation Center would be located along the Little Miami River adjacent to Beechmont ave. Across from Lunken Airport. The Center would have three baseball four softball six soccer Fields two tot lots and parking for 1500 cars. A Buffer of land to be acquired by the Cincinnati Park by. Along the River would be left in a natural state. The study also recommends a City wide system of Bike ways with inside of sport a pages 4a, 6a, 10a. A pleasant Day at the Ridge a Page 4a, a new column introduces Arm Isaacs a scandinavian pot roast a Page 11 a. Kinsolving takes methodists to task a Page 1r. Opal is lovable Little old lady a Page 4b Page 12a. Community councils boosted by Brush Cincinnati City councilman Thomas Brush july 2 submitted a plan to City Council which Calls for encouragement of an development of neighbourhood Community councils. Brush said a there Are now Clear trends to metropolitan or regional approaches to common problems however there is a tendency for Community identity and voices to become muted As the metropolitan or regional concept grows. When one closely examines Why people want to live in smaller communities outside the corporate limits of Cincinnati it is often because they burglars foiled Blue Ash police responded to a burglary in process at the Sears warehouse 6000 Creek rd., saturday at 6 18 . Burglars had entered the building through a rear overhead door after knocking a panel out. The entry set off a burglar alarm. A console to was moved Halfway out the door but was left behind by the burglars who fled when police arrived. There have been no arrests. Auto injury Michael Dill 4038 Lansdowne ave., Deer Park was rushed to Bethesda North Hospital july 18 by the Deer Park life squad after he was involved in an Auto Accident on Plainfield Road die extent of his injuries was not determined. Have a sense of Community a sense of belonging and a sense of control Over certain aspects of Community life. There Are neighbourhoods within Cincinnati which have a developing sense of Community identity and this should be encouraged however this Council has not yet developed a Clear definable neighbourhood Brush urged the Council to establish a Clear policy of working with Community councils. He gave three primary reasons for the proposed action a Community councils Are valuable City partners in dealing with housing zoning and recreation a Federal funding for neighbourhood improvement similar to downtown and Core areas is in do Rev a the experience of Cope and Cope ii in registering neighbourhood needs to be included in the City budget and the Prospect of similar Federal programs demands a a a legitimate 40th Norwood anniversary Norwood residents Are celebrating the City a 40th a University today with a trip to less Curdsville amusement Park for participation in the Many events scheduled there. The miss Norwood Beauty pageant will be held at 8 . Tonight at the Park with to personality Bob Braun Emce eing. Musical entertainment will be by the Fred Hersch Trio. Norwood businesses and clubs have joined in making a Success of the areas two Day Celebration which began yesterday. Form of Community Council. Brush called for a three fold plan which would a establish an office of Community affairs a provide for the drawing of Community boundaries a provide guidelines for Community Council form and Structure with actual guidelines to be set by the Community a provide guidelines for Community Council Power responsibilities and duties. Brush does not consider his proposal to be a cast in concretes he sees it As a beginning with the councils administration and Community residents deciding on a finished program. The proposal has been referred to City manager e. Robert Turner. No action is expected soon on the plan. Scott Rieger administrative assistant to Brush said the plan is expected to be a catalyst to encourage discussion. Rieger said reaction to the proposal has been mixed. He sees the plan As a Way of drawing the communities closer to City Council to allow the communities to be heard consistently in matters of budgeting and other City matters. However Rieger said some people had viewed the plan As a third tier of the government. Permit sought Earl Dryden doing business As Dandy whip 6954 Plainfield rd., Silver ton has applied to the Ohio department of liquor control for a License to sell Beer and wine for carryout. Without objections by persons or groups in the neighbourhood such licenses Are routinely granted on a quota basis. Bike paths to be located in Large regional centers. City wide safety rules would be established. The planning study recommends an indoor Pool to be built at the new pleasant Ridge recreation Center on Ridge re. The study does not recommend an indoor Pool at Kennedy Heights. Brian Huehls a coordinator of the study said the pleasant Ridge Center High Point Hopes for final sweep High Point civic association decided at a july 8 meeting to ask Sycamore a township trustees to make another trip to High Point to a iut debris sometime in is v ,5. The township recently provided trucks and Man but wer for a clean up at High Point that resulted in the hauling away of 18 loads of debris. De Shelton president of the High Point association said clean up efforts to Date have been successful. A a couple of people have refused to clean up. In general most people Are cleaning cases of refusal to clean up Are under the jurisdiction of Hamilton county building inspector. The cases could wind up in court. Shelton is also organizing a petition asking for Street lights in High Point. He said some residents oppose the idea because of a probable assessment of $15-$20 per year to pay for the lights. Love trial continued to August Perry love former Silverton service department employee was granted a anal continuance when he appeared in Hamilton county common pleas court wednesday july 17. Love is charged with the Petit theft of gasoline from the City Gas pump. The trial has been rescheduled for August 28. Love requested a jury trial when he appeared in Silverton mayors court june 4. He alleges the City employees had tacit permission to use City Gas in an emergency. He is being defended by the Law firm of Mechley and Mechley. Is designed to accommodate an indoor Pool. The Pool could serve As a regional facility. The proposal also recommends Purchase of about one acre of land at Robison and Woodford ads. And the building of three Tennis courts and parking for ten cars there. A High priority of both Kennedy Heights and pleasant Ridge communities was a creative arts Center for theatre and Fine architects Are recommending that these facilities be incorporated in Community recreation centers. A Multi use recreation Center has been proposed for Kennedy Heights to be located at the school. The Center would include a gym meeting and crafts rooms and would provide parking for 42 cars. The plan recommends that three Tennis courts adjacent to the Kennedy Heights Pool be put in use. A play area Ana tot lot at Kennedy school would be built. Another play lot is re commended to be built on property now for Sale at Deer Park Man missing Deer Park police Are invest gating the Dis appearance of a 33-year old Man missing since july 16. Bernard Eschmann 4202 Galbraith rd., was reported missing by his Mother mrs. Ruth Eschmann with whom he lives. Eschmann struck was found abandoned on 1-74 near Harrison Ohio by Harrison police. There was no apparent evidence of foul play. Ridge Center dedication August 11 the newly constructed pleasant Ridge recreation Center on Ridge re. Will have a grand opening dedication aug. 11. Specific plans Are in the making but for sure Many City officials and Ridge residents will be on hand. An Art show is one of the activities set for that Day. The pleasant Ridge recreation Center is a reality today primarily because the Community got together and a a fought for it. Ridge residents have also raised Between 10 and 15 thousand dollars for the new Center. Gary King is the centers director. He has worked with the recreation department since 197l he graduated with a major in physical education from Briarcliff College Eastern Kentucky. In Xavier univ. Deans the following students from suburban life area were on the Deans list for the Spring semester of the College of continuing education at Xavier University Bert Phillips 4229 Webster ave. Donna Phillips 4229 Webster ave. Mary Bender 4515 Hunt re. Joseph Farrell 2625 Honey Hill it. Karen Rakel 5843 charter Oak Edward von Bargen 3918 e Gatewood Susan Anthony. 6595 Ken View or. Yael Remen 8395 the Comer of Dante and Glen avenues. Huehls said that the proposal recommends building recreation centers near schools whenever possible. The architects after some study came to believe that regional centers Are the answer to City recreation needs. A we can to go in and Start tearing up Homes a a Huehls said. He also said that in Many communities property is just not available. Almost every Community expressed the need for sports Fields. Instead of duplication of facilities in each Community the plan Calls for centralized playing Fields to serve several neighbourhoods. Kennedy Heights has a $300,000 budget for recreation which will be incorporated into the new Woodford school. Huehls said that play facilities for children in that area would be taken care of by the new school. The proposals came at round two of Community participation meetings. At the first round of meetings in May. Residents told the planners their recreation needs and the order of their importance. Such recreation need As horseback Riding and nature Trail should be referred to the Park Board according to Huehls. Other requests for roller skating and other specifies should he incorporated into plans for recreation centers the planners said. Silverton to pare $22,000 from budget by Pat tol Scann Silverton will have to pare Over $22,000 from its list of expenses for 1975 in order to stay within the budget mayor Richard Ben Ken told citizens at the monthly Council meeting july 18. Silverton a proposed budget Calls for $411,926 with revenues expected to total Only $389,130. Benken said inflation has Hurt the City a budget but no tax increase would be called for this year. The mayor said he and other Council members had discussed earlier in the evening a what to do about these costs. By Law we can to pass a deficit he was referring to a private meeting held prior to the regular meeting. Benken said the prices of Black Topping and gasoline to cite an Quot example had both increased 100 per c0n the budget Calls for $85,-935 for the general fund $176,320 for police and $18,006 for the fire department and $131,665 for the service fund. The City a largest source of Revenue is general and personal property taxes which Are expected to total $213.467. Sidewalk repairs a sidewalk inspection will be completed this week and 160 repair notices will be mailed. Residents were cautioned however to compare prices by private contractors with those quoted by the City. Silverton has retained a general sidewalk repairman who May be Able to do individual jobs More cheaply because he will be doing others in the same area. Crime stoppers notebook Silverton residents were cautioned to keep doors locked and valuables out of sight. Councilman John doll noted that in warm. Weather thieves will enter Homes while the family is outside or Cut through screen doors. Women a purses he said Are especially attractive to thieves. It was also announced that a renewal of a 7 Mill tax Levy would be on the ballot this fall. Benken said this represents the present tax rate. In other Council action Council agreed to the City of Cincinnati a request for a per Day rate increase for prisoners sent to the City workhouse. The present rate of $6.25 per Day will be raised to $7.25. Benken noted that Silverton would Send prisoners to the county facility whenever possible which remains at $6.25 Crest Dale it. Linda Seta 5625 Wood Sway or. Francoise Hobson. 8236 Camargo re. Janet Kessinger 7333 Holbrook John Brown 3826 Spencer ave. Barbara mayans 6795 Marblehead Gregory Somers 7266 Longfield or Ted Gladstone 3415 Wallace ave. Lawrence Armacost 6346 Montgomery Frances Miller 3126 Troy ave. Thomas Buckmaster 3147 Auten ave. And Gregory Ward 5446 Lester re. V at stepping stones like Peter Rabbit in or. Macgregor a Garden. These Young people at Camp stepping stones enjoy the taste of fresh Sweet lettuce. From left camper Mary Dittmer of Twig Wood ln., Volunteer Beth Waters of Mariemont and Bill Mensing nature Counselor help Harvest the crop of lettuce grown at the Camp s Garden. Camp stepping stones provides recreation for the handicapped. Programs include crafts nature study games swimming boating and dancing. Adult and teenage volunteers Are needed. The Camp is located at 5650 Given rd., Indian Hill. For information about volunteering Call 831-4660. The summer program continues through aug. 16
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