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2 EXTRAWest THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, September 20, 1991 Brodbeck's work earned him nickname 'Mr. Westwood' Pavilion dedication planned Event coincides with Westwood Grillout oh Sept. 28 s. Urban Redevelopment Corp. He initiated the preservation of the Westwood Town Hall in the mid-1960s and served on several committees for three city managers in West-wood. In addition to honored through the Preserve in West- It seemed only proper that West-wood's new outdoor pavilion be named after longtime activist Robert J. Brodbeck. When Brodbeck died in 1987, he left a legacy of commitment to his community. The new Brodbeck Performance Pavilion, on the grounds of the Westwood Town Hall, will honor the man who, for his decades of community work, became known as "Mr. Westwood." The pavilion will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Sept. 28. Brodbeck, a candidate for city council in 1983, was also on the board of directors of the Westwood Community BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer About a year after the Westwood Civic Association broke ground for an outdoor amphitheater, its members are preparing to dedicate ft. . The Brodbeck Pavilion will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Sept. 28. The pavilion is Tjn the grounds of the Westwood Town Hall on Harrison Avenue. v The event will coincide with the Great Westwood Grillout, a daylong family picnic that replaces the former Taste of The aging Town Hall had changed hands several times, Seitz said, until a drama group, for lack of money, had intended to raze the building. "Bob at that time (in the 1980s) helped orchestrate getting the city to take it over and make it a recreation center for West-wood." WCA President )im Huhn said the pavilion not only honors Brodbeck, but community spirit as well. "The masthead of our letterhead states 'working for our community,' " Huhn said. "This (pavilion) also says we are an outstanding community." The $50,000 pavilion honors longtime activist Robert J. Brodbeck, who died in 1987. It was designed by Cleveland artist Gene Kangus and will be home to live performances from drama to music. Members of a committee of the West-wood Civic Association (WCA) worked not only to find the best designer, but also to raise money for construction. WCA member Bill Seitz, chairman ; of the pavilion committee, said that although a nature preserve is already named for Brodbeck, the time of his death and his contributions to preserving the historic Town Hall prompted group members -to name the pavilion after him also. ' Robert Brodbeck the pavilion, he is Brodbeck Nature wood. LYNDA HOUSTON 25,000 attend largest-ever Harvest Home BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer jf l J." 4'" . v Y ; ) bout the only thing the 132nd annual Harvest Home Fair didn't have was misfortune. The Sept. 5-8 event at Cheviot's Harvest The Cincinnati EnquirerErnest Colemanl ABOVE: Officer John Goodloe and Pat Ormond with the East End Community Council talk during the Reds game. For many of the youngsters, it was their first live game. RIGHT: Antonio Fuqua, 9, of Bond Hill tries to get a better look at the Reds game during a COPS' Kids night out. The best part of the game, he said, was it was "commercial-free." 2 ' ' 1 K ' '' ' Home Park instead became the largest event ever for the Cheviot-Westwood Kiwanis, fair chairman Tony Upton said. "We ... had three p's," Upton said. "Preparation, participation by the public and no precipitation." The estimated 25,000 patrons provided the fair with a gross income of about $252,000, Upton said. That is $81,500 over last year. This year's parade also was the longest ever, at nearly 2V2 hours. Chairman Nick Wersel said 230 units participated, including 40 politicians and 12 floats. Winners of the parade float competition were as follows: In competition based on the fair theme "Salute to the Peacemakers, Military and Civilian," the Oak Hills Kiwanis Club rainbow float took first place. A Green Township Veterans float commemorating all war veterans placed second; in third was a red, white and blue float saluting armed forces, entered by Cincy Tool Rental Inc. In the non-theme division, Cornerstone Fellowship Church placed first with the "Harvest Begins At Home" float; in second was the float honoring the 125th anniversary of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. Third place went to St. Aloysius Boy Scouts Troop 465 for its float featuring a Boy Scout camping scene. Proceeds from the fair will support such groups as Girl and Boy Scouts, church and civic groups, YMCAs and the Bethany House shelter for homeless women and children, Upton said. Most of the money, however, will pay for one "major activity," yet to be determined, Upton said. Past projects include building three shelter houses at Harvest Home Park and a concession stand at Green Township's Kuliga Park. r r Baseball CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Seeing the game live was great, he said. "You've got a closer view. You can see them better in person!" His favorite player: Mariano Duncan. Other favorites? "Billy Hatcher," said Jonathan Lawson, 11, of Madisonville. "He's just a good baseball player." "Barry Larkin," said Eric Wickemeyer, 10, of MadisonviJle.; "He's got good moves." (.: "Chris Sabo," said Missey Co-by, 11, of Northside, "because he is good and he, looks a little like my dad." ;" "Chris Sabo," said Adam Kling, 8, of Northside, "because he hits all kinds of home runs." They weren't disappointed. In the second inning Sabo smacked one out of the park. . "I'm just glad we're winning," said Tony Moser, 10, of Lower Price Hill. The officers' young charges were well-behaved. At the 7th-in-ning stretch, smiles broke over the officers' faces when they heard 350 young voices shrieking out the words to Take Me Out to the Ball Game. The youngsters found the power of their collective voice and chants of, "Let's go Reds Let's go Reds!" were deafening. Officer Greg Meadows, who patrols in Northside, helperjl whip up the enthusiasm. When Sabo came to bat he got his section calling, "Sabo, Sabo, Sabo." And when Sabo was called out, the kids handled their disappointment. They booed. J A Timeline Cheviot spending Here are Cheviot's general fund expenditures since 1986: ; YEAR EXPENDITURES $1,829,107 . $1,748,563 $2,084,415 $2,077,539 $2,070,944 $2,267,587 $2,287,032 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 "Estimated Cheviot CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Laumann, also chairman of the Democratic Party in Cheviot,' said the Republican council members "are without benefit of an experienced or seasoned member of city council who understands city government and understands the system. My only hope for the future is the election. And I would hope those Republicans elected are smart enough to realize that they have to learn to work with the (Democrats)." City law director Robert Mecklenborg, the Republican Party chairman, blamed Democrats for obstructing Republican efforts. "The bottom line is that the Democratic leadership cannot and will not accept the fact that Cheviot is a two-party town," Mecklen-borg said.' "We have meetings punctuated by profanity and vicious personal attacks on the Republican members. It's a matter of who hasn't been attacked." But the Republican Party has suffered on the public-relations front. The departures of council members Jim Telscher, Don Mackie, Bobby Leeds (appointed to replace Telscher), Kim Moening and Bill Schoenfeld have left behind only unelected Republican representatives. Democrats say that's the reason for the malaise. Current council members Ed Lameier, John Gagnon, Curtis Doyle and Greg Long were appointees. None had One Democratic idea is a $5 garbage fee. Republicans have offered up mandatory tax filing and computerizing the tax office. And there it stands. Neither side seems to budge. "They're (Republicans) dragging the city to the brink of bankruptcy," Laumann complained. "They're frustrating efforts to improve the quality of life in the city. It's harsh but true." Mecklenborg countered: "Instead of negotiation and discussion, there are vicious attacks. The solution is for the Democrats to realize that no matter what happens in the elections, the Republicans are a force in the city." But the clash produces nothing positive. Partisan votes have pre- vailed during the last year on the $5 garbage fee, and even in mun- dane matters like whether to table a proposed truck-ban ordinance. Through-it all, life goes on in Cheviot as this city of about 9,600 continues posting signs with names of election candidates, and residents wait and watch the council for signs of progress. Clarence Borntrager, Cheviot fire chief from 1961 to 1985, wonders when council will "get it out of their heads that there has to be all Democrats or all Republicans. "People will eventually get disgusted and won't give them anything (to raise revenue)," he said.' "I'm concerned about Cheviot but I don't know what they're going to do unless council pulls together. That's one thing they have to start doing. Pulj together." Harrison rolls out October welcome Fourth annual fest starts Sept. 28 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Fireworks will blaze, scavenger hunters will puzzle over clues and beauties of various ages will compete for titles in Harrison's fourth annual Oktoberfest, Sept. 28-29. The outdoor event, to be staged at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., will run from 1-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday. "We'll have a very large fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Saturday," said Gail Gruber, city recreation director. "They will go for half an hour and be synchronized to German music carried on a sound system." The scavenger hunt begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and is geared to older teen-agers or families. The entrants must return to the starting point at 5 p.m. Sunday. Prizes will be awarded, she said. The Ms. Oktoberfest contest is for three age groups: 5 to 12, 13 to 19 and 20 and over. No entrance fee is required, but advance registration must be made by calling the community center at 367-2111. A trophy will be awarded to the winner in each age group. "This is for fun; it's not a Miss America pageant," Gruber said. The festivities also will include business and craft booths, refreshments, games and rides. Saturday's entertainment will include a karate demonstration, a clogging group, and a country band that night. Sunday will bring the sounds of a German band, the tapping of another clogging group, and evening dancing under a tent to tunes from a 16-piece big band, Gruber said. December, 1988: Bill Schoenfeld appointed to replace councilwoman Marilyn Holt, who resigned for health and business reasons. April, 1990: Citing health problems related to council, James Telscher resigns, three months after being re-elected. April, 1990: Bobby Leeds appointed to replace Telscher. September, 1990: Councilman Donald Mackie announces he will resign Oct. 1 because of "too much aggravation" from council. October, 1990: Edward T. Lameier chosen to replace Mackie. . October, 1990: Leeds criticized by Democratic council members for not attending meetings and not calling committee meetings. Leeds blames her absences on her job. March, 1991: Leeds forced to resign from council after she and her husband buy a home outside her ward. March, 1991: John Gagnon appointed to replace Leeds. May, 1991: Councilwoman Kim Moening resigns, citing family responsibilities. May, 1991: Greg Long appointed to replace Moening. May, 1991: Councilman Bill Schoenfeld resigns, citing family responsibilities and a pending move outside the city. Greg Long replaces Moening. May, 1991: Curtis Doyle appointed to replace Schoenfeld. council experience. Mecklenborg defended the resignations as legitimate. "Cheviot people . . . understand, for example, when a Don Mackie becomes ill, and they understand when a Kim Moening has her third child and elects to put her priorities there." Meanwhile, the political sniping continues and the state of Cheviot's finances deteriorates at an alarming rate. The city, Flanagan has said, could shut down if no money is raised. That means no city services; from garbage pickup to fire and emergency medical service. Council hasn't gotten past discussions of how to go about raising revenue. 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