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Sunday, April 18, 1993 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRAWeSt 5 'Ruth Lyons Highway' dead ends in Green Twp. Owner of pit bull feels singled out ( -i i .V- 4. V4'f W BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer GREEN TOWNSHIP Trustee Peter Rebold's plea to rename a highway after television personality and philanthropist Ruth Lyons fell on deaf ears last week. Rebold, a Democrat, introduced a resolution Monday asking Republican trustees Steve Grote and Tony Upton to rescind a previous resolution that supported Hamilton County commissioners' decision to name the Cross County Highway in honor of former president Ronald Reagan. After Rebold introduced the motion, which suggested naming the highway in honor of Lyons, Grote and Upton ignored it. "Her good works live on beyond her life," Rebold said of Lyons. "But when I suggested (the resolution) dead silence. I noticed Mr. Upton's jaw dropped." During the silence, a member of the audience tried to second Rebold's motion, only to be informed that only a trustee could do so. Grote savored the Republican victory. "I would not besmirch the name of Ruth Lyons by merely attaching her name to a highway," Grote said of the radio and television show hostess who founded the Ruth Lyons Children's Christmas Fund. "She deserves much greater accolades than that. People will remember her as a motherly figure who did a lot for kids. But I would be happy to reconsider a motion to name it 'Bill Clinton I Lied Highway,' or 'Bill Clinton Double Cross County Highway.' " Naming the highway for Reagan will cost from $13,000 to $15,000, county officials say. The Ohio Department of Transportation will pay $12,000 of that for templates bearing Reagan's name that will be attached to signs above the east-west connector. It will cost Hamilton County $1,200 to $3,000 to place roadside signs honoring the former president, but a coalition of Conservative Republicans is offering to foot the bill. Rebold said there is little more he can do to push the issue without the support of fellow trustees. ) f Cleves tells her to get rid of dog, then rejects ban BY MEGHAN HENTERLY The Cincinnati Enquirer CLEVES - The owner of a pit bull dog that has bitten four children said council's decision to not ban pit bulls is unfair because she was ordered to remove hers from the village. Helma Shepherd of Timberline Court said her dog, Jennica, bit only when provoked. "Jennica got a very bad rap," Shepherd said. "She's not a vicious dog; she's a very protective dog." Shepherd insisted that the children attacked by her dog did not have her permission to be on her property. Council voted Wednesday to increase penalties of an existing vicious dog law to a $1,000 fine or 60 days in jail or both for violators, after defeating an ordinance to ban pit bulls in the village. Violators previously had been fined about $100. Discussion of the ban began after complaints were made by mothers of the children who had been bitten. "I'm very upset that they didn't ban pit bulls because I had to get rid of mine," Shepherd said. She had been cited several Tom Uhlmnn for Th ninrinrmti Fnnnirar Kathy Anderson, left, gets encouragement from Joi Isaacs at the Cleves council meeting on pit bulls. Both have children who were bitten by the same dog. Friend Ginny Brown, right, also offered support. The law requires that such dogs be penned. Joi Isaacs, whose 13-year-old son, Joseph, was bitten twice by Jennica, said she was satisfied with the new penalties. "As long as (council) is going to enforce the vicious dog law, that's what we wanted," Isaacs said. he had collected 153 signatures from residents who were opposed to the ban. "The law we have on the books covers us; we just need to enforce it," he said. Police Chief Russell Messer said the existing ordinance follows state law that defines a vicious dog as one that has caused serious injury to a human. times by the ' Hamilton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Cleves police for letting the dog run loose. Mayor Harold Duncan fined Shepherd and ordered her to remove the dog from the village, which she has done. Councilman Ted Sturgeon said WHITE OAK SHOPPING CENTER CHEVIOT & J ESSUP ROADS 741-7114 us Wit Oiv Pmis Parents EMILIO ESTEVEZ THE MIGHTY Dints WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO $2.5 million set aside for repairs Ht'imvir coached. Thv've never on. Together they'll team everything about winning! RENT WHOOPI GOLDBERG IT ,NOWl "When I first started on this board in 1986, we were spending about $400,000 on roads," Wolterman said. "We've been able to increase the money by seeking other sources of revenue." The board granted approval to advertise for bids, and Chapman said his office is awaiting approval from the county engineer's office. Chapman said contracts should be awarded in May. Work should begin in late summer or early fall. through federal community development funds, state grants, a percentage of license plate fees returned to the local government by the state, and more than $1 million from the township's general fund. Repairs would include $800,000 in total reconstruction projects on Roosevelt Avenue and the intersection of Blanchetta Drive and Sheldon Avenue, Chapman said. Trustee Joseph Wolterman said the amount is half a million dollars more than was spent for roads last year. BY MEGHAN HENTERLY The Cincinnati Enquirer COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Trustees are proceeding with $2.5 million in repairs to township roads this year. Public Works Director Dennis Chapman said that, pending approval, 82 streets will be resurfaced or have their surfaces treated. Other projects include repairing curbs, sidewalk ramps and culverts as well as installing a storm sewer liner. Repairs would be paid for C Bu?'u Vista Pictures Distribution Inc WHOOPI GOLDBERG SARAflNA! She was their teacher. They were her hope. RENT ONE MOVIE FOR $2.99, GET 2ND MOVIE RENTAL FREE WITH THIS AD! One priority per pair. Expires 51593. Parks sponsor cleanup, walks C IHU Mttt (PTt) 10 MIRAMAX Earthy events April 24: Open house, 1-4 p.m., at EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road. Take Delhi Pike west, turn left onto Neeb. May 22: Garage sale fundraiser, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Delhi Pike and Bender Road. Donations welcome. Call 922-1468. July 2-6: "Greening the Catholic Community," a symposium at College of Mount St. Joseph. Call 451-3932 for reservation form. Date to be announced: Workshop. Learn how solar collectors work while helping repair flawed ones. BY ANNA GUIDO FAIRBANKS Enquirer Contributor The Hamilton County Park District is planning educational programs and events to promote Earth Day, which is April 22. A volunteer cleanup will be held at Winton Woods in Springfield Township from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sixth annual event will be held in cooperation with the Forest Park Environmental Awareness and Recycling Program. "We're looking for volunteers to help spruce up the park for spring," said Jim Rahtz, communications director for the park Afterward, a free picnic with prizes for participants will be held. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Call 595-5263 to register. Other programs slated include: A nature walk Friday at Far-bach-Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Township, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. A nature walk at Embshoff Woods and Nature Preserve in Delhi Township, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Walkers should meet at the Parcours Fitness Trail. A nature walk at Newberry Wildlife Sanctuary in Colerain Township, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 521-PARK to register. SUFERIOI. MULCHING AFJD $R(cT(cr Community government notes COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Trustees approved $95,400 for a new ambulance at their April 13 meeting. Fire Chief Bruce Smith said that with the vehicle, the fire department will have five ambulances. He said a squad vehicle, which is due to be replaced, will serve as a back-up unit. It's expected to arrive in six to eight months. GREEN TOWNSHIP At their April 12 meeting, trustees: Swore in as part-time firefighters Michael J. Baker, Thomas Campbell, Michael S. Discepoli, Robert Doherty, Charles W. Gem-ereth, Cliff D. Phillips, Michael D. Scherer, Donald J. Siegel, Robert P. Wohlfrom and Dale J. Woods. Heard Rumpke Waste Inc. representative Jeff Raffenberg announce that the curbside recycling program will be offered free to residents beginning in July. Those interested in getting a recycling bin should call 851-7100. Designated the following street sections as fire lanes: The east side and the cul-de-sac of Hammersmith Lane, the east side of Simca Lane, and the south side of Oakville Drive. Approved an agreement with the Hamilton County Communications Center to install mobile computers in 11 township police cruisers. The computers will allow officers immediate access to information such as license numbers and vehicle registration. '. Installation cost per cruiser is about $5,000. The township will pay $1,280 per cruiser. The rest will be paid by the county. - Declared property behind Manchester Plaza a nuisance because of dumping. Vacant property behind the shopping center on Harrison Avenue in Dent has turned into a dumping ground full of large and small items, said Township ministrator Tom Maley. The land is owned by Delco Development Corp. of Hicksville, N.Y. The company has until April 26 to clean up the property, Maley said. NORTH BEND At the April 12 meeting, council hired Joseph M. Allen to be village engineer, and it renewed a Hamilton County mutual-assistance contract for emergency services. The agreement allows neighboring municipalities to assist the village in emergencies. Council also discussed repairs to the municipal building roof. No decision was made on whether to patch the roof or install a new one. Connection: System warms winter Easy-starting Honda OHV 4.5HP commercial engine Durable Xenoy deck Exclusive twin-blade system for superior mulching Self-propelled and push models available Optional grass bag and side discharge chute available HRM215SXA up, because the cost of obtaining energy continues to rise and the cost of environmental protection from using it continues to rise. Consequently, the investment and I like that word the investment in energy-conserving measures will become more and more attractive." Sister Gonzalez' practical solutions to environmental problems are rooted in profound spiritual feelings that know no religious boundaries. "This is not a Christian organization," she said. "It's a trans-faith organization. It's an ecumenical effort that will bring the wisdom of all the religious traditions to bear on our behavior. "A lot of people say, 'Why are sisters having an ecological learning center?' It's the deep spirituality, if you like, similar to the spirituality that is ingrained in our Native American brothers and sisters, who understand that the Earth is their mother in a really true way, that their life depends on the air, earth and water that we use." Other items, including a kitchen sink, refrigerator, cabinets and a commercial-size salad preparation butcher block were salvaged from Mount St. Joseph renovations and from Good Samaritan Hospital's warehouse. The philosophy of conservation is imbedded in EarthConnection down to the tiniest detail. The timber-frame structure, which looks out onto 2Vz acres of Ohio hardwoods such as oak and maple, is itself made from Ohio hardwoods. It's designed to last at least 300 years. Boards are interlocked with wooden pegs made by the Amish. There isn't a nail in the structure. Sister Gonzalez, formerly a biology professor at Mount St. Joseph, hopes to educate the masses, not just environmental activists, through a populist approach. Some of her programs will be geared to homeowners who want to reduce energy bills by 50 or more. "For many, the final motivation will be money," she said. "Utility rates will automatically go up. When you're using fossil fuel energy, the only place they can go is CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 days when there is no sun to warm the building, fresh air will be drawn into the warmed earth and then into the building. Sizemore said he isn't sure how warm the earth will get during the warm-weather months, but he estimated it may reach 100 degrees. Sister Gonzalez said she hopes the building will get 90 of its winter heat through the heat-storage method, which has worked successfully in Montana. "If that happens, we have made possible solar heating in this very gray Cincinnati area, which is not a prime solar area," she said. "If you can do seasonal storage," said Sizemore, "you could solar heat or cool anywhere in the world." 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