The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 13, 1991 · Page 69
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 69

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Friday, September 13, 1991
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Friday, September 13, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRACentral 3 City buying recreation center land BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer Sharonville i haronville officials are continuing i negotiations with residents who "own land the city needs to ex . i - i 1 1 1 n in . 1 1 .I I lv AA,. : I "This city has never done that, and we would prefer that we don't do that," he said. "We do have tentative plans to work around those property owners who wish to remain." The city paid the first two owners appraisal price and offered help in moving. No deals were made until the owners were satisfied with the price and where they were moving. Mayor: no pressure tactics Mayor Paul Kattelman said the city is not pressuring owners into selling land, and is taking a wait-and-see attitude with negotiations for the other three parcels. "We respect the property owners' rights, and we're going to simply see what the other three want to do," he said. Kattelman said expansion will be done in phases, which include land acquisition this year, an engineering site study in 1992 to determine the best way to use the land without disrupting it. Construction is expected to begin in early 1993. Project costs have not been determined, Baysore said, but the expanded facility will have open spaces, a small amphitheater, outdoor walking trails and indoor gymnasium facilities such as a racquetball court. A new 13,500-square-foot library also will be built in the rear of the center on land the city donated to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The facility will replace the 1,500-square-foot library at 11096 Reading Road. The facility will be built on a wooded lot, and outdoor reading areas are planned for the side and back of the building. pand its recreation center. Rex Baysore, city safety service director, said 2.5 acres in five parcels adjacent to the center at Creek Road and Thornview Drive are needed. "We have recognized the need for expanded facilities due to an influx of younger families with children moving into the ,city," Baysore said. Officials have already bought two parcels east of the center on Creek Road. The owners were paid $94,000 and $43,500 for the 1.5 acres. Baysore said the city is negotiating with three other homeowners to get the other acre. Kattelman Baysore Baysore said the city can buy property through eminent domain, the right of a government to take private property for public use in exchange for fair compensation. Man runs for money to help Hyde Park seniors Churches plan series of services Year of evangelism brings faiths together BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor Six Episcopal churches are jointly sponsoring a series of preaching and healing services next week to bring together members of those congregations and persons of other churches and faiths. "Preaching from the Hilltop" will begin at 7 p.m. each evening, Tuesday through Thursday. A special prayersong service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22. All services will take place place at Grace Episcopal Church, Hamilton and Belmont avenues in College Hill. "This is part of the church's desire to focus this year on evangelism, and to take a look at what it really means," said the Rev. Wayland Melton, of Grace Episcopal. "We're hoping that with four different ministers, each with a very different style, we will be able to offer something for everyone." The sponsoring congregations are Grace Episcopal; St. James, Westwood; Holy Spirit, Forest Park; St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights; Christ Church, Glendale; and Church of the Ascension and Holy Trinity, Wyoming. There also will be music, a laying of the hands and anointing service each evening. Preachers will concentrate on a different theme, using the biblical Acts of the Apostles as a basis. Topics include Pentecost, Christ in the World, and the Christian Community. Sunday's service will have missions as its theme, Melton said. Other preachers taking part will be the Rev. Lorentho Wooden, St. Simon of Cyrene; Rev. Spenser Simrill, Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity; and Rev. Roger Foote, Christ Church, Glendale. "The idea of the series is to open it up to the larger community," said Paul Hayes, one of the organizers and director of Acts Episcopal Ministry, a coalition of Episcopal churches working on service projects together. To do that, Melton said, the services will have several kinds of music, including traditional church music, contemporary gospel and black gospel. "We realize we are surrounded by black families, Appalachian, middle class and peoples of all ethnic backgrounds," Melton said. "We are encouraging families of all backgrounds to come together and worship." Melton said each service would last no more than one to two hours. 1 i k t me BY ALICE HORNBAKER The Cincinnati Enquirer Tom Possert couldn't make a financial contribution to the Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, so he's taking pledges. Possert is an endurance runner and the only Ohio entrant in a 1,000-mile, 15-day race beginning Thursday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. He has some special motivation to run because the race will benefit his neighbors: the Hyde Park Center, which is obtaining cash pledges for every mile Possert runs. Possert will be testing his speed and endurance at a new distance. His longest race so far was a 400-mile race in France this June; he finished first among American runners. Of 41 who started, 34 finished. Deb Cyprych, director for the center, thinks Possert's race for center dollars is inspiring, "Not only for our seniors but for others in Hyde Park, too. We heard of a Baptist minister in Hyde Park who became so enthused about Tom's run he also plans to run five miles a day now." Possert, 28, said he formed the idea to run for the center after he received their annual fund-raising letter recently. "I went over there to visit. I had no idea how much the center does for older adults until I toured it. I thought of it before as a kind of country club for older people. But they do so much more," he said. Possert, who is 6 feet, 2 inches and 170 pounds, runs 50 to 60 miles a week and walks an additional 20 miles or so. "I'm unconventional in training. I can skip day or so, then go off to the Lunken bike path at 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday and run until midnight," said Possert, who is his own manager and trainer. The son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Possert of Montgomery, Possert said he began running ' while in college. A graduate of St. Xavier High School, he received his engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and worked as an automotive engineer for several years. Now, he said, he concentrates on running and operates the Victoria Inn bed and breakfast in Hyde Park with partner Debra Moore. He'd like to become a contender for the 1996 U.S. Olympics if they add a marathon event. Moore said she plans to be at the finish line for Tom when he crosses. Also a distance runner, she finished the 400-mile race in France. "I'm a big fan of Tom's. I think his chances of finishing this 1,000 mile race are very, very good, even though he has never run at this distance before." In the the marathon 1,000-mile race, Possert said he expects to wear out at least three pairs of shoes. "I wear an 11, but will buy 11 12 size to allow for any swelling. I'll be running at first about 20 hours a day." Possert said all the money obtained through pledges goes to the senior center. ' A Clifton Track Club member, Possert said he admires some older members who walk and run. He has learned from them. "They don't take anything for granted. Every loop is a good loop for them. And it's fun. It takes a lot more energy and effort if you are not having fun." I: I t '-i "V V The Cincinnati EnquirerTony Tribble When Tom Possert runs in a 1,000-mile, 15-day race beginning next week, he'll be raising money for a senior center. WHITEW00D 2 DIMENSIONAL LUMBER i M SATURDAY ONLY l i J J """fi h ,. 1 btiaa rar SIPTEBBB1B 16 7:Sam kl:AM itniMIRS SQUARE SSS? CDX PLYWOOD PLYWOOD SIDING KITCHEN SS I UV iV KV cnnrcTwiTH thuvci SPRAYER 25o I;!.'- .'.V l VftV V iiiuiTcnmnn 18" Bit 268-60 LbH? 1 w)M .vOv. si nth L 4X8 SHEET 7 utrtt w coupon Mr MM it Wt2 JSWKHSjSF 5 Must trtiwt coupon time of purouse-Sept. H, 7J0-1WWM (bidden) CU1DERS SQUARES 1fi-INtH SPRED GYPSUM BOARD 1 W 2xa-92" ENAMEL LATEX SEMI-GLOSS Ideal for interior trim, bathrooms, or kitchens. 55 4X8 SHEET PERCAL. 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