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EXTRAWest THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Tuesday, October I, 1991 Superintendent earns leadership award Winton students suspended THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Five students at Winton Woods High School have been suspended for their involvement in three incidents after the Sept. 20 home football game. Superintendent Charles Kron said two girls and three boys received 10-day suspensions for violating the student discipline code. All suspensions began Sept. 23. Two of the five have been recommended for expulsion. After the football game, Forest Park police charged three of the five with disorderly conduct after two fights broke out. A fourth student was charged with failure to disperse and drug abuse after police found a small amount of marijuana while arresting him. The fifth student left the scene before police arrived. The Enquirer is not naming the students because all are minors. BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer "He (Frank) has been active on behalf of kids in all of southwest Ohio," said J. Roderick Rice, the association's executive director. "It's a highly appre- has helped create a solid school system, Frank said. He has headed tht Southwest district for 11 years and plans to step down before August. , Credit for district "When you have a school system with the lowest amount of dollars per student in Hamilton County, and one of only six districts in Ohio that won the School of Excellence award on all three levels, I think that's quite complimentary for the entire district," he said. Southwest Local award. Frank received the award for Region 6. The superintendent was awarded for his leadership in the district's receiving three U.S. Department of Education Excellence in Education Awards, according to the association statements. Those awards went to William H. Harrison Elementary, Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School. uperintendent Errol Frank, .whose Southwest Local School District recently earned three prestigious awards, is being honored by fellow school administrators. Today, Frank will receive an Exemplary Leadership Award at the the Buckeye Association of School Administrators conference in Columbus. Each year a committee in each of the associations 10 Ohio regions selects a candidate for the Errol Frank dative award and one of the highest honors our association can give." The entire district, from parents to teachers to administrators, ' r Mission to Ukraine Luken to ask reevaluation of complex BY BOB ELKINS The Cincinnati Enquirer Congressman Charles Luken might be able to help Pleasant Run residents who object to the Hamilton County engineer's plan for a $2 million maintenance and Civil Defense headquarters complex near their homes. A delegation of 100 residents applauded loudly at a hearing last week in Colerain Township when Chris Chapman, a Luken aide, said the congressman would see if the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could alter certain standards to allow the Civil Defense emergency operations center (EOC) to be built south of Interstate 275, instead of north of it. The idle county experimental farm was bisected about 20 years ago by construction of 1-275. On the north side, six Pleasant Run households along Pippin Road, Chesterhill Drive and Richford Drive have sometimes used the vacant 11 acres abutting their back yards for gardens or recreation. But the county engineer's of 'x Government notes ADDYSTON Council is buying a new sign for the Municipal Building. The sign will include Dr. Debbie Pillow, Baby's Milk Fund, Services To Area Youth (STAY) and Planned Parenthood, which rent space in the building. CLEVES At last week's meeting, council raised Mayor's Court fees to $45 from $35 because of increasing state costs. Council also swore in Bill Darby as part-time specialty police officer. Council is discussing the purchase of a police dog, provided required insurance money can be found in the village budget. The village would need $400 to pay for insurance for eight months. DELHI TOWNSHIP v Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 on a zoning change for 421 Anderson Ferry Road, from multiple residence to planned office. The owners want to change a house there into an office. The trustees declared Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week. Both township fire departments will hold open houses on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fire houses are at 388 Greenwell Road and 697 Neeb Road. The township maintenance department has begun moving into the new maintenance garage at 665 Neeb Road. FOREST PARK City council meets at 8 p.m. Monday at the Cty Building, 1201 W. Kemper Road. A vote is expected on an ordinance to set up an urban enterprise zone jointly with Greenhills. GREENIIILLS Village council meets at 7:30 p.m. today at council chambers, 11000 Winton Road. A vote is scheduled on establishing an urban enterprise zone with the city of Forest Park. All of Greenhills would be included in the zone, along with the southeastern quadrant of Forest Park. GREEN TOWNSHIP Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday to discuss the sale of the maintenance garage on Glenway Avenue and the administration complex on Cheviot Road. The meeting will be in the Administration Building, 5580 Cheviot Road. HARRISON The city will bear the cost of correcting drainage problems in Country View Estates, and then work out an agreement between Ryland Homes and developers Don Evans and Dave Freytag about "who will pay for what," Mayor Harry "Ham" I vj O 'J '. . -v fice felt Colerain Township the largest township in Ohio should have a county outpost for road maintenance, treating icy roads and other chores, said Bill Bray-shaw, chief deputy county engineer. The development would be a joint effort with Civil Defense, whose space at Drake Center is needed for improvements at the The Cincinnati EnquirerDick Swaim Glen and Jolene Elliott will be traveling with Bradley, 5, and Wendy, 7, on a mission to help re-establish Christianity in the Ukraine. - Family ready to put faith into practice BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer As Glen and Jolene Elliott prepare for their family's move to the Ukraine today, they're making sure they don't forget one essential item: food. "The food is already beginning to be scarce," said Glen Elliott, of North College Hill. "We're going to make sure to bring extra suitcases of food because we'll need it for winter, and we don't want to be a burden to the people." But with worsening shortages of staples in the Soviet Union, the Elliotts stand ready to accept another challenge. They are participating in a partnership missionary program at North College Hill's Clovernook Christian Church. The family will work for 10 months with residents of Kherson, a southern Ukrainian city the size of Cincinnati, to develop a mission outreach program. New religious freedom The objective is to establish relationships and build trust among the people there, who suffered religious oppression and persecution during 70 years of Soviet rule. With new-found religious freedoms, church leaders from Kherson and across the Soviet Union are seeking help from American churches to gain access to religious literature including Bibles and ways to teach children about God. "We'll be functioning in a sense in a consulting role," said Glen Elliott, Clovernook's minister of discipleship and missions. "For more than 70 years, these people have had no access to Christian literature or Christian ideas," he said. "None of their leaders have had any formal training because that was not available to them." The Kherson church also will form a series of outreach missions for evangelism and charitable community work, said Dr. Mark Johnson, church elder and chairman of Clovernook's missions committee. "With their new freedom of expression and freedom to work with other churches . . . They've been able to network and benefit from the free exchange of ideas," Johnson said. "They (Soviet churches) haven't had that. We want to help them develop many ministries in their cities like we can have here in Over-the-Rhine and Lower Price Hill." The Kherson church also is interested in helping the heavily populated region of the Crimean Tatars, who have expressed an interest in adopting Christian ways of living. The Tatars, originally from Turkey, were forced to leave their Crimean homeland in 1944 by Josef Stalin, who falsely accused them of being Nazi collaborators. They were exiled to central Soviet Asia, but received apologies from the Soviet government in 1967. Returning to their homeland has proven difficult in the last 24 years because their rivals, Russians and Ukrainians, have developed the best land and purchased the best housing 7, and Bradley, 5. Wendy, a second-grader, will be home-schooled, but will attend a Kherson school part-time to participate in the English class and for interaction with local youngsters. Bradley is not scheduled to begin school until next year, "but he's a little unsure" about the move, Glen Elliott said. "He doesn't know what to expect. He said, 'Well, Daddy, it's going to be different.' I don't think that he's scared yet, he just doesn't know what he's facing." center. Charles Luken Don Maccarone, assistant CD director, said at the hearing that FEMA would participate in the construction of the emergency operations center with about $358,000 in matching funds, providing plans were completed this year and the construction was finished by December, 1992. "We worked over a year in getting this," Maccarone said. "We're the only county in Ohio to receive this kind of funding." He said the primary consideration in getting federal funds was that the CD center be built outside of the "high-blast area," should General Electric Co. in Evendale, considered the primary target in Cincinnati, be hit by a nuclear attack. "The point is, the other county property (south of 1-275) is within the . . . line and is not acceptable to FEMA," he said. "It won't come across 275, we're safe where we are?" asked Carol Patterson, a delegation leader, amid laughter and applause. Why not south? Maccarone said that if FEMA did not accept the location, the project would not get federal assistance. "I don't understand why this facility cannot be built on the south side of 1-275, (as are) the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, the Hamilton County Board of Education and Hamilton County Library," Patterson said. "Do you want us to believe that a bomb would affect the south side of 275 and not the north side of 275?" Brayshaw told the audience that a new facility on Pippin Road would be close to the Great Miami River and the steep roads that led down to it. "We feel we'll have a better opportunity to give you better service with the facility on top of the hill right here in Colerain Township," he said. With the building of an earthen berm, it would hardly be visible from the residential subdivision, he said. According to plans by architectengineers Bran-stetter & Carroll, the triangular county property would house the one-story CD office building and two taller maintenancestorage buildings. Small traffic increase County vehicles would use Pippin Road to enter or leave the complex, but that would only amount to 20-30 trips daily. A parking apron would have space for 100 cars. Chapman said Luken would like to see the county engineered CD officials put in writing the "many promises" made about landscaping the property, and the small amount of traffic it would bring from its driveway on Pippin Road. Brayshaw said that if FEMA went along with the change, the project would rest with county commissioners. But he added that the county might not be able to meet FEMA deadlines for completion of the plans and construction. This is an alternative to typical missionary work. Typically, you send someone to a mission field to evangelize the people. In this particular case, we're sending someone who has the skills to train the people in a local church to do evangelism." . RALPH TAYLOR Kherson Project Task Force chairman in Crimea, Elliott said. The partnership is a first for Clovernook, said Ralph Taylor, an elder at Clovernook and chairman of the Kherson Project Task Force. The task force is an eight-member panel of business leaders affiliated with the church and charged with researching small-scale business opportunities for people in Kherson. "This is an alternative to typical missionary work," Taylor said. "Typically, you send someone to a mission field to evangelize the people. In this particular case, we're sending someone who has the skills to train the people in a local church to do evangelism." The move also will be a challenge to the Elliotts' two children, Wendy, Standing in line Jolene Elliott will be required to adapt to standing in long lines for grocery shopping and public transportation. "Most (Ukrainian) women's time is taken up doing simple things like shopping for food because (of the shortages) and traveling difficulties," Glen Elliott said. "That's going to consume a lot of her time, and just keeping the family going. She will also work with the children's ministry and on relationship-building." But their stay in the city, on the Dnepr River near the Black Sea coast, also will teach the Elliotts a lesson about perseverance. "We feel like we're going to gain as much from them as they're going to gain from us," Glen Elliott said. "They have learned to survive and they have not backed down from their commitment. Their heritage, culture, and their endurance and faithfulness are all important lessons that everyone should experience." Rolfes said Friday. Rolfes said the contractor, Don Smith of Smith & Brown, was meeting with residents Friday and was to start work on Monday. Pam Hasenohr of Circle Drive told council Sept. 17 she has been trying for six years to get the drainage problems corrected in the subdivision. She has sent out fliers urging a delegation appear at council's meeting at 7:30 tonight. Rolfes said that when the city accepted the completed portion of the subdivision, it specified that it accepted no responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the drainage system. "The buyers were never told what they needed to know, that they should have formed a trust to maintain the system," Rolfes said. "It doesn't appear on their deeds." MIAMI TOWNSHIP At last week's meeting, trustees passed a resolution to put a new roof on the senior center, using Community Development Block Grant funds. MOUNT HEALTHY Council meets at 7:30 'p.m. today in council chambers, 7700 Perry St. NORTH BEND Council is urging residents to attend the village town meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. NORTH COLLEGE HILL Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in council chambers, 1646 W. Galbraith Road. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP The Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Township Hall, 8375 Winton Road, on a request to rezone the Kolpling Grove picnic area on Winton Road from residence to planned multifamily. Proposed for the site is a 112-unit condominium project. WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP The board of trustees is paying a higher fee for pickup of its garbage. Rumpke Waste Co. increased the rate for the township's two waste bins from $101 a month to $113. One bin is at the community center at 6125 Dry Fork Road, and the other is in Miamitown at the township office, 7998 Main St. Next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at the community center. 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