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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioKenwood gardens 473 award Winner Kenwood gardens was named yesterday As the 1973 grand award Winner during the 10th annual awards luncheon of the greater Cincinnati Beautiful committee at the Cincinnati club. The plaque was awarded to mrs. Robert Cappel 8549 Sturbridge dr., who represented eight local Garden clubs and the Kenwood woman s club. Robert p. Jahnigen member of the executive committee said the committee was especially impressed with the Community Effort that went into constructing and maintaining the Park which was a vacant lot until work on the Park started in 1971. Quot the thing that intrigued us most was the fact that there were nine clubs that participated and also a designer who volunteered his help a Jahnigen said. A in a time when so Many Are looking for Grants we found it refreshing to see the Community involved in something like clubs involved in the project include the Kenwood woman a club and the charter Oaks dig and delve Green thumb Kenwood dig and dream Heitmeyer farms perennial planters and Village Trow Elers Garden club. Design assistance was donated by Rick Doesburg of Thornton landscape. Sycamore township maintenance Crews assisted in the project. T Kenwood gardens was one of twelve areas to be named a monthly award Winner in 1973. Library Ohio historical society 1932 Velna ave. Columbus. Ohio 43211 lie a Ute tag hate pm Aid i Quot Tom Nat Quot Quot Kirk to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 5 display advertising amp news dial 531-0234 Omic a it a a a i a i in serving the communities of Mut Ash Montgomery a mob rte Vit Tuge Indian Hill Madeira pleasant h Edge Brecon Kennedy Heights his it Ertons Kenwood Derr Park Russ Moynet Dillon Cate Stulg Cloud Mark of circulation integrity vol. Xiii no. 34 Cincinnati. Ohio wednesday March 20, 1974 4415 Montgomery re. Phone 531-0234emphasis on business a District plan Calls for action if Ridge is to survive a Long term action plan prepared for pleasant Ridge by the City planning commission Vogt Sage and Pflum consultants and a committee of residents and businessmen warns that careful attention will have to be Given to both commercial and residential development if the Ridge is to survive As an attractive suburban Community. The 36-Page plan the first of two volumes is the result of about three years of study started when Vogt Sage and Pflum planning consultants were hired to make a study of the business area and its immediate Vicinity. The report assesses what is happening in the neighbourhood in terms of education health business housing recreation and transportation and details Short and Lon term recommendations to improve these things. Business in need of face lift customers shopping surveys show a trend away from the neighbourhood business District and the report recommends that priority consideration be Given to a face lift of the Montgomery re. Business strip. Deteriorated buildings marginal businesses Lack of adequate parking space loss of Trace to nearby shopping centers and discount houses Lack of modern merchandising methods and attempts to downgrade existing zoning Are sited As factors contributing to the state of the business District. Surveys taken in 1971-72 indicated that Consumers use the local business area mainly for food purchases and some services. Spending for such items As clothing household furnishings Etc. Was at a minimum indicating loss of Trade to shopping centers and discount houses. Opinions on selection and Price of merchandise parking availability and Quality of services to. Dictated that Consumers rated the business area As fairly Good the report said. Businessmen questioned expressed concern about parking Street maintenance and traffic flow and were worried that the business District is losing its image. A parking Survey taken in 1972 indicated that utilization of parking spaces both on and Oft Street was somewhat under available capacity the report said. One explanation is that there is a relatively High percentage of off Street lots for patrons and employees and a Low percentage of All purpose parking space. Other deficit aces of the bus iness area Are spot deterioration excessive stringing out of development incompatible styles of architecture and traffic problems according to the report. The report recommends the business Section be developed around a a town Center a concept starting with a 12-Story residential com Merical Tower at the Northwest Comer of Losantiville and Montgomery. A Community corporation was formed by area businessmen in september to develop the plan. L ocal Point of the town Center would be the Block bounded by Montgomery Losantiville Ridge and Woodsfield. Other improvements suggested include mini Parks at Kincaid and Montgomery and Lester and Montgomery relocation of Montgomery re. Utilities underground and a pedestrian overpass from pleasant Ridge Park Over Parkview to Woodford. Implementation of a Long Range plan Over a period of 10 years is estimated to require a total outlay of 15 million dollars expected to come from private developers the Community corporation the cite and Federal funds. The 12-Story Losantiville Montgomery Structure is estimated to Cost $3.7 million. Next week education what a needed to maintain the Quality week but was taken Back to Christ Hospital saturday morning. The citizens state Bank Silverton has volunteered its services to handle the account for the fund. Checks can be sent there in care of the Alice Nimersheim fund or they May be sent to the Deer Park police department Beech and Matson aves. In Silverton in tee plans Are to Start the first place of redevelopment in the Ridge business District with a High Rise comm Erica Complex to he built on the Northwest Corner of Montgomery re. At Losantiville. A Community to e v e 111 i 11"i v it i corporation is now studying ways of financing the project. Fund to Aid chiefs wife when it comes to helping out an old Friend Deer Park residents done to hesitate to give their All. That old Friend is police chief Nick Nimersheim whose wife Alice has been in and out of the Hospital fighting cancer for the past four months. Recently Deer Park patrolmen Don Lally and Ken Malloy formed the Alice Nimersheim fund committee to. Help the chief defray mounting medical Bills. A a just about every organization in town is getting behind it a Lally. Said. A a he a been chief Here for 27 years and he a gotten to know just about april 20 the Deer Park Silverton and Rossmoyne fire departments will sponsor a Parade beginning at 1 30 . And a festival at the Deer Park Community Center to raise Money for the fund. Local taverns have donated a barrel of Beer each. Jay Cees will donate prizes for a drawing. The fire departments will take care of games. And the list goes on. The local political clubs kiwanis club Ptah a merchants Are All involved. May 18, the Alice Nimersheim fund committee will sponsor a dance at the Bishop Fenwick k of c Hall from 8 30 to Midnight with the night watch. Trio. Money to rent the Hall has been donated by the knights of Columbus and Wyllian Jetter of Bader hardware has donated the services of his songs band. So far the fund has received about $50 in Cash donations Lally said. A this medical care has run out and now Hospital care is costing him about $110 a mrs. Nimersheim was Home for several Days last break in Franklin Cadillac. 9880 Montgomery was the scene of a break in Over the weekend. Police said an undetermined amount of Cash was taken along with typewriters projectors and a gun. Entrance was gained by dismantling a kick on a Side door. A operation or tel cation Ridge residents fast to act on recommendation pleasant residents done to plan to tuck their Ney Long term action plan away in a drawer to collect dust. What some Are calling the a Ridge Renaissance a has already begun in the Community a business District a operation beautification is the projects real name. Its aim is to make the business District a More pleasant place to walk through drive through and hopefully do a Little shopping along the Way it started last fall when 53 Washington Hawthone found their Way into huge Cement planters which now line Montgomery re. On both sides. Members of the Community Council beautification committee sold the planters $130 each to scout groups businesses Ptah a streets groups of school children and individuals and now have orders for 11 More to he planted this Spring. The Trees will be formally dedicated in May and Hopes Are to have enough to line Ridge re. North of Montgomery and Losantiville North of Montgomery. All the planters Bear plaques with the donor s name. Step two in a operation beautification began with a letter sent to Ridge businessmen last week announcing that four local architects will offer their services free to any businessman interested in improving the looks of his business. And the Standard Federal savings and loan company is offering Low interest title i Loans to help pay for the improvements. 4 we re trying to get people to give some thought to what they to before they do it a explains mrs. Bonnie Peterson one of the movers behind a a operation the improvements will be geared toward consistency she says consistency in business signs facades and colors. The facade is the most important thing a mrs. Peterson says a because As you drive through the business District you want it to look pleasing and prosperous. We re not going to tear Down All the holdings in pleasant Ridge. So we re looking at what we can do to make the ones that Are going to stay More aesthetically architects Wiljo have volunteered their services Are Bob Hermann and Craig Martin who have offices in the Ridge and Ridge residents Bruce Neville and David Richards. Sale of Cement planters and Washington Hawthorne has been successful despite the fact that they Bear a $130 Price tag. Scouts organizations Block clubs and school children have purchased Trees As Well As individuals. Each planter bears the donors name. Court ruling favors Amberley judge Robert Black ruled in favor of Amberley Village which had asked common pleas court for a ruling on its rights and responsibilities concerning Village streets. The Issue was raised because Developer Robert g. Peters of Plainfield re. Wants to extend Colwood ct., an Amberley Street to fir Ovide Access to about 20 landlocked acres on which he would like to build. The acreage is in the buddy system credited for drop in robberies Silverton police Are crediting deterrent effects of the buddy alarm system with a 52 percent decrease in armed robberies last year the Only reduction the City has seen in the past five years. In a report to the regional planning unit which funded the buddy system As a Pilot program sgt. William Eggers said although Only one armed robbery arrest can be directly attributed to the buddy system he believes publicity about the system is keeping would be robbers out of Silverton. A the buddy system was implemented in Early Sycz Amore week Park Jayet a recently named or. Brenda Hamrick Center outstanding Young educator in the Deer Park Schiwal District. Mrs. Hamrick a remedial Reading teacher at Amity school was chosen for Here work in the classroom and the Community. Pictured with her from left Are Barry Wingier project chairman and Dick Kent right Jaycee pc Ideal. September 1973, just prior to the critical Christmas season crime upsurge which we feel confident would have again reflected High armed robbery figures in our City without the existence of the buddy system a Eggers said. Silver tones armed robbery problem increased rapidly Between 1967 and 1972 with no cases reported in �?~67 and 19 cases reported in 1972. That figure dropped to 10 last year. Quot even though actual installation of the buddy system units did not occur until september 1973, publicity and news items regarding the system was initiated during the first Quarter of 1973, giving the criminal immediate concern about armed robbery activities in the City of Silverton a Eggers said. Units Are now in tailed in 85 Silverton businesses. The wireless system allows a businessman being victimized i o signal a neighbouring st Reket who in turn notifies pm that a robbery tit Progress. Police estimate their average response time i a be one and a half minutes from the time the distal it her receives the cull. Eggers said false alarms were a problem when the Stem was first installed but officers feel businessmen Are now comfortable with How the system operates and false alarms have decreased. A it is our opinion that from a police Agency Point of View the buddy system will be most effective when used to augment an organized Community crime prevention in Deer Park program a Eggers said. A used in this manner the highest degree of deterrence can of achieved. Quot the Short Range effects of the buddy system program clearly indicate the potential Impact that such a program May have on armed robbery incident reduction on a Long Range basis. It is conceivable therefore that the buddy system May be the most economical and practical approach in Preven Ting and controlling the incident of armed robberies within our pros cons on camper parking to be aired Piper Muier a town meeting will be held in Deer Park april 1, 7 30 . To Aid pros and cons of parking trailers and campers in residents front Yards. The meeting will be held before the legislative and finance committee which is considering presenting legislation to Council that would prohibit trailer camper parking in front Yards. Committee chairman Francis Healy reported at the March 14 meeting of Council that the City can not legally give funds to the Sycamore senior adult Multi service Center Cooper rd., Blue Ash. Healy said because the Center is located outside of Deer Park the City cannot donate funds. In other action Council announced student government night will be held tuesday april 23. Went on record As opposing a movement to Abolt an mayors courts. Rejected a request by realtor Edward May for reimbursement for sidewalk repairs he made four years ago. Announced that councilman attended a sorta meeting recently to complain about Lack of bus service in Deer Park late at night and on sundays. Inside Ciuc Junior High assistant principal named a Sycamore Page 3. M blood for Birthright Reader reaction Page 2. Rev. John Mclaughlin Nixon s Jesuit weapon Kinsolving. Page 7a bom Beck at town Hall Page 4 deadlines deadline for All Church school and club news is Friday noon for the following wednesdays paper. Deadline for All other news is monday at noon. City of Reading but is blocked in that direction by the Cross county Highway. Without an Access Street the Developer is stymied. Deters was not actually legally involved in the suit although he is an interested party. The Amberley land on which he would like to extend Colwood it. Actually belongs to Eleanor Salkind who lives on Colwood. Deters has an option to buy her property. Judge Black said that essentially he ruled that the Village can determine what streets can be built restored or extended within its territorial limits. His decision was based on a 1923 ruling of the Ohio supreme court. C. Phillips Graham attorney for deters filed a new suit on mar. 12, asking the court to establish a Street. Emphasis in the new suit Graham said will be that there must be a rational reason for a municipality to refuse such a request. A we want to show that if the refusal is upheld it will amount to denial of due process and equal Graham said. In the Normal course of events the Village will have 28 Days to file a response to the suit. �4 just a peach in we mention the Success of our instant action ads a lot. Like the living room set Wilkie Davis sold for $40 even before he had received his paper. But other categories be overlooked. Eveett Carmack rented an apartment in Sharonville and . Mcbride of Georgia Pacific co. Was overwhelmed Calls applying for work. 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