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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioBenken wont conciliate on rights ruling Library Ohio historical society 19s2 Velma ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 a ii a they will have to take it to the highest court is the response Silverton mayor Richard Benken made to news of the Ohio civil rights commission ruling. The commission ruled last week that there is a probable cause for action against the City of Silverton for alleged Job discrimination against Blacks. The complainants Are former or present employees of Silverton a service department. They Are Kenneth Ware 4009 Oak st Perry love 3926 n. Fordham st. Jimmy Lee Phillips 6308 Plainfield Rel Mckinley Cooper 6501 Stewart re. And von Verlin Hickey of Rossmoyne. Ken Ware one of the originators of the civil rights suit said about the ruling a a in be always been 100 per cent confident. When you re right a you Biow you re right. They Are wrong and they know they re wrong the City a Ware expects to get his service department Job Back. That May not just happen overnight. Ine next step after a a probable cause a ruling is an Effort at conciliation. Conciliation is a meeting of both parties who sit Down together to Iron out their disagreements. However mayor Benken told suburban life a we will not according to Mary Coffman Public information officer for orc if conciliation fails a Public meeting in Silverton would be called before an examiner. The examiner would make recommendations for action. For instance the commission could Issue a cease and desist order if the examiner finds discrimination in City practices. If As mayor Benken said Silverton plans to defend action through the courts the orc on behalf of Ware love Phillips Cooper and Hickey would be represented in court by the Ohio attorney general s office. Benken said a it court action is up to them. I doubt very much if pursue it a Benken said that he showed the orc investigator documented to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 00 . Monday a a display advertising amp news dial. 531-0234 serving the communities of glue Ash Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Holt Madarus Kennedy he tuft i a s to Vert on Keh Wood Dee r Park Rossmy be Pleasnt Ridge Breton Dillon t a Aler it Edge Wotty Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xiv no. 1 Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday july 31, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234 Houser charges Hittle watergate5 at Blue Ash by roof against the charges the complainants. Inside wifi sorta wants Union terminal a Page 3 woman Speaks on credit Bias a Page 6 the Ridge runner a new feature by Patty Meder a Page 2 wheels wheels wheels a Page 4 picture the Kennedy inks winning softball team a Page 5 by Maureen Hehman Blue Ash mayor Raymond Mcnab struck from the Agenda a Resolution to go ahead with the Urban renewal plan North of Glendale Milford re. At Blue Ash City Council meeting thursday july 25. The Resolution would Call for the City of Cincinnati to buy additional land to Complete its acquisition for the renewal project. Mayor Mcnab said there had been a misunderstanding Between the City of Cincinnati and Blue Ash about the amount of Money offered to homeowners on tract 3. A i want to see to it that the homeowners Are offered a fair Price for their property he said. Gene Houser former Blue Ash mayor and City councilman made an emotion Laden statement to Council. Houser who lost medical building turned Down Blue Ash wins Battle zoning by Maureen Hehman the City won a court Battle Over zoning of the area Between the Myca and Kenwood re. And Myca or. And the Croas county Highway it was announced at Blue Ash Council meeting july 25. The owners of the property suing the City were denied rezoning of the property for the building of a medical office building. Blue Ash successfully defended its r-3 zoning of that property. 4901 5779 the Brasher ave. Residential development was approved with a plan that staggers the houses according to size with the largest houses at the East end of Brasher. Council worn an Stephanie st Oiler said that differences Between the builder and area homeowners had been ironed out and that this plan is acceptable to both parties. The City also passed an ordinance accepting the development of Block a by of acres for Industry subdivision by the . Butler co. The land is located North of Creek re. In the r.-2m District. The general plan was accepted however dedication of the streets was not confirmed. The City voted to spend $33,922.60 for two trash compactors from the Bode finn co. City manager Vic Suhm said the bid was considered to be the Best because of Good local service Given by the company. The new equipment is needed to provide for the 600 per cent increase in trash collection with the pick up of Industrial waste. Retiring fire chief Leslie Mcness was presented a framed Resolution commending him for his 30 years of service. Mcness will retire aug. 1. Another Resolution named a citizens advisory committee to a study consider and recommend to Council regarding the identity image location and components of the commercial Center of the City of Blue citizens named to the committee Are Clyde Balerud 9514 Bluewing Terrace Dan Brown 10867 we Gate Lane. Bill Crawford 4810 Cooper Road. Harlan Houser 5720 Pfeiffer Road. Norbert Maynard Kenwood Road. Phil Reis 9560 Kenwood Road. 9461 sceptics Are converted Board members were sceptical said Tom Palmer when they were told that the 648 Board will take Over the bookkeeping for All of the catchment areas. The sceptics Are directors of mental health services East for whom Palmer is the executive director. The 648 Board is an abbreviated name for the Hamilton county Board of mental health and mental retardation which guat got a new executive director Robert Judd. The county is divided into five a catchment areas Muse is catchment five. Each catchment is funded by state Money with Federal funds in the offing. The funds Are channelled through the 648 Board which must also approve local programs of service to each catchment area. Like the other catchment areas Muse is directed by a Board of Lay volunteers who hire office help and professional persons and m fact has just contracted for the Par time services of one psychiatrist and is in the drones of seeking a clinical director. All of this Raou ires considerable record keeping which has been the responsibility of office staff answerable to the Board of directors. Now they have been told that All of the bookkeeping will be taken Over by the downtown Agency which incidentally got its name from House Bill 648 which created the county mental health boards. Loss of control for boards which have been operating cont on Page 3 reelection last november called the facts surrounding the Extension of Blue Ash Airport a a Little a a there a plenty of hush hush going on. Its True cover up. Ftp a appalling to live Here and believe thins Are above Board and people have Houser said he had. Been made nut to be a liar during the last election that Many of the things he said about the Airport which were denied by officials then Are now proving to be True. A i made a statement there would be lights a rotary Beacon and Landing lights. Check with the Faa there will be night flying. Mayor says Houser a speech is political Blue Ash mayor Raymond Mcnab in an interview Friday labelled Houser a statement to City Council last thursday a nothing More than a political Mcnab said he considered the statement in bad taste. A Gene Houser is a member of concerned citizens,., they Are a political party whether they admit it or not. They run a slate of candidates and Campaign for mayor Mcnab said sky Jues that there would be lights added to the Blue Ash Airport. A at the time we did t know if there would be lights or if there be lights. We did t know if there would be night Blue Ash. Has an ordinance against night Fly but Mcnab says the. Quot for Serat in originally told there would probably not be lights at the Airport addition. The Cost of both lights and a taxi strip Quot seemed prohibitive. Mcnab said. A we thought the Federal government would Only give us enough Money for one project. We decided that if we have both we would go for the taxi Mcnab said. And lights. To the Airport. This was the counsel Mcnab received i Rosemeck 5806 Bomark court. Francis 9anning, Belleview Road. Arnold st Oiler Bomark court Marvin Wood 9494 Kenwood Road. In other action Council transferred .$600 from the printing and reproduction fund to the travel and transportation fund transferred $2,352 from construction to professional services transferred $400 from professional services to travel and transportation. Suhm said additional Money was needed for travel by City personnel for professional seminars and other Job related travel in connection with the solid waste Transfer station o be acquired by the City. The Money for professional services went to professional planning firms which testified for the City in. The successfully defended zoning suit. The Frederick Schildhauer co., engineers was hired to plan an improvement of the East intersection of molar and Cooper roads so that Mohler can be entered from either direction. City manager Suhm will advertise for bids to improve Malsbary Park. The work is for excavation embankment seeding drainage and landscaping. Council also authorized Suhm to advertise for bids for the solid waste Transfer station. Suhm said the station could be started this year and completed next year. Council established a Board to Over see the investment of surplus funds. Council authorized the letting of bids for sanitary sewers on Hunt and West ave. The sewer is needed to Correct a chronic drainage problem. Missing Man returns Home Bernard Eschmann 4202 Galbraith rd., returned Home tuesday july 23 after he had been reported missing since july 16. His Mother mrs. Ruth Eschmann said her son had travelled to san Francisco Calif looking for work. This was said to he the reason for Eschmann a absence. From the City solicitor Robert Mcconaughy. As to Houser a statement that he was branded a a liar a Mcnab said that May have occurred near election time when. Houser said the proposed new runway would extend beyond Plainfield re. A the runway can to extend beyond Plainfield rd., because the Ohio supreme court has ruled that Plainfield cannot be made into a Cul de Sac a Mcnab said. Blue Ash citizens were a i personally am not against lights at the Airport. If the Airport is to be expanded it should be beneficial to residents and Industry. A we Are not a residential City we Are 50 percent residential and 50 percent Industrial a the mayor said. The mayor also said that Faa has a Way of coming up with details after the fact. For instance the original blueprint did not show a Clear zone marked within the 231 acres. Now the Faa talks about an expanded acreage to include a Clear zone according to the mayor. This controversy Over the amount of acreage was one of the Points by the concerned citizens league at the Council hearing. Apparently Houser believes that some of these a a details Are a part of a a Rover up by those who wish to push the Airport through despite the opposition of some residents. Faa rules require Clear r ones and land to allow for a 30 degree Glide slope. Mcnab said. Mcnab also said that Houser should be aware of these Faa rules. At least one controversy was taken care of by ordinance passed last thursday at the Council meeting preventing the cutting Down of live Trees with a 4 Inch or More diameter. Mayor Mcnab said he prompted the ordinance to prevent any More a accidental cutting Down of Trees in connection with the Airport Mcnab said the Trees were being Cut Down to provide for a Glide slope and Clear zone but he said the Trees were merely meant to be topped and that he had prompted the ordinance to Stop the tree Felling. All those lights Arentt out there to land homing pigeons and they re not going to Tell pilots to go to Houser said officials denied there would be night flying when he made the statement last november. There Are also an increasing number of errors being discovered in the Airport Extension according to Houser. Houser cited the cutting Down of Trees that were supposed to be topped Only and the a my Ste Rioual appearance of Asphalt for the paving of the Airstrip. There was a reputed shortage of Asphalt at the time. A the truth was they wanted to get that air strip Houser also said that some documentation of facts had been stolen from his Home. A Blue Ash was sold a Bill of goods. I m not against aviation. People Are Only opposed to whal affects them personally. The businessman wants an Airport but says a done to put the Airport in my Back a the Rich people Are Strong. They will sacrifice the poor or Middle class to get what they a representative of congressman Thomas Luken attended the Council meeting. There is a report that the Federal aviation administration will Send a representative to look at the Airport project. There is some disagreement about acreage for the Airport in. Addition to other controversy. Car hits tree youth is dead Randall Henke 18, 7416 Juler ave., Madeira was killed monday july 22 about 10 30 . When the car he was driving struck a tree on Kugler Mill re. Four other teenagers were injured including three Quot Madeira youths Mark w. Connor 19, 7815 Locust in. Bradley Frye. 17, 7825 Locust in. And Leah Glick 16, 7814 Maple Leaf or. Carolyn Tolton of bal Harbour. Fla., was also injured. Report of the Accident by Indian Hill rangers indicates that Henke was East bound on Kugler Mill re. Near Camargo and. That his car failed to negotiate a curve and subsequently struck the tree. Leah Glick one of the injured said in an interview later that another car came Over the Hill and forced the Henke car onto the soft shoulder of the Road. Miss Glick said that Henke bad both hands on the wheel and that he maintained control of the car but was unable to get the car Back onto the pavement. Miss Glick is at Home after receiving 50 stitches for a Cut on her head. Randall Henke was buried july 26. He was a 1974 graduate of Madeira High school and he was Active in his Church st. Gertrude in Madeira. Randy was a sports fan he was on his High school track team. He was scheduled to go to College in the fall. At Deer Park Public hearing no decision on police dispatch by Pat following a Long often heated debate at a Public hearing july 25, Deer Park City Council deferred its decision on whether to join Hamilton county a dispatching system and disband its own full time dispatching staff. Council said it would delay the decision a at least until its next meeting aug 8. However the City must apply Early in August for Federal funds to buy new police equipment. Joining the county system would require a certain Type of radio so a decision will have to be made before then on what Type of equipment the City will ask for in its Grant request. Most of the approximately 8 1 people present opposed the switchover but Council did not indicate whether that opposition had swayed its determination to go with the county system. The Basic Issue was whether to continue the present system with a policeman occupying City Hall at All times or switch to the lower Cost county system and put All policemen on patrol. City Hall would then be occupied Only nine hours a Day by the safety director and Otner City employees. Some of the issues brought up at the hearing remain Cloudy because details have not been worked out and Council was unable to get a county communications expert to come and answer technical questions. Councilman Robert of Leary reported that the communications expert told him he a was no to paid enough to warrant his attending such chairman Harvey Alcorn said a meeting had been held earlier with members of the police and fire departments. While some firemen were against the idea the chief said he was a willing to give it a when pressed by members of the audience for his opinion. Police chief Nick Nimersheim said a a in a speaking As a lame Duck chief he retires sept. 7 and this will have effect Only after i leave. But As police chief i can. State unequivocally that the police department is totally against this. A we will save Money in buying equipment through Federal funds available if they link to the county and we will save Money anyway a Nimersheim continued a but you Are going to lose what we have worked to build up Over Many years a the close rapport Between the police and the chief Nimersheim acknowledge that the police Are operating with outdated and inadequate equipment but said the City was due to get an a automatic Send received machine which would enable police to get information of radio they cannot get now. Presently the department has a receive Only equipment. The new equipment would give the City Access to the same a instant crime information the county dispatcher would Supply. Nimersheim said the City has often been rejected when applying for such funds because it has Low priority. A cha Mil ion county has higher priority and gets everything it asks for a he noted. Arguments presented at the hearing included the following Points several women said they wanted a policeman at City Hall All the time so they could drive there if they were being followed especially at night. Others said it should be kept open so youngsters and other Community members could drop in and talk Over minor matters with the police. A fire department doors open electronically but in Case of Power failure a Man would have to climb a ladder and do it manually presumably this would be the dispatcher on duty. A one Man said he understood that the county dispatcher gave preference to county Calls during Busy periods. A a property owner said one of Deer Parks Selling Points was the local focus of its fire and police. The proposal did have proponents though. Clerk of court James Canning sneak As a. Citizen said the City could refuse to change and remain like a Mayberry l say but a those patrolmen will be walking their beats soon because the City wont he Able to afford can if it wants to spend Money this co that Uncil also pointed out a residents Are already sharing operational costs of the county Center through their taxes and reaping none of the benefits Federal and state funds will pay 95 percent of the Cost of changing equipment _ a the system costs less and increases Protection by putting More policemen on patrol a Calls would be. Logged automatically Quot instead of manually at the end of the month. A Deer Park would be eligible for Federal Money for fire dept equipment. Healy estimated the City would save $8,000 per year., the service fee of $3,100 is based on the number of Calls. Cycle is a real Winner. Dan Dew 7, 4137 Orchard ln., poses with his Mother s winning bicycle. The Bike passed every test and checklist at Silverton Bike safety Lane last Friday. Danes Friend Craig Repogle 3, came along for a swim. He got a Little cold waiting in line. Craig is the son of Jackie and Phil Repogle 4125 Orchard in. Mrs. Dews Bike has a Horn and a a ight safety measures missing on Many bicycles. The prize a Carton of Coke is being carried Home in style see Bike Story Page 4

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