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2 EXTRAAVest THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, October 25, 1991 W7UI ident, he is a 1961 graduate of 19 9 1 People don't realize the amount of paperwork it involves," she said. She was appointed clerk when Charles Beckett retired in 1985 and ran successfully for a four-year term in 1987. She is a 1961 graduate of the former Regina High School in Norwood. Bachman, 40, of Miamitown, is a newcomer to politics. She is a costume restorer at the Cincinnati Art Museum and is studying real estate appraisal. "When I moved back into the community I wanted to get involved in it so I became chairman of Miamitown's 175th anniversary festival," she said. Bachman received a bachelor's degree in design from the University of Cincinnati in 1976. BY ROBERT M. ELKINS The Cincinnati Enquirer Alack of planning, the need for a water system and distrust among communities are the most frequently mentioned issues in the race for two township trustee seats and township clerk in Whitewater Township. Grauvogel v. Baird Robert H. Grauvogel of Cleves, a former trustee, is running against incumbent Bill Baird. The term is for four years. Grauvogel, a 1972 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in business, worked in the Hamilton County Auditor's office 18 years. Baird, 60, of Miamitown, is seeking his third straight term on the board. He operates a substation of Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. His wife, Mildred, is owner-operator of a grocery in Hooven. They are 29-year residents of the township, she said. Baird could not be reached for comment. Corman v. Schaible The other trustee race pits La-wanda Corman, 42, a native and resident of Hooven, against incumbent Ray Schaible, 48, of Cleves. Corman has been a school bus driver for 15 years in the Southwest School District. She said she has gained experi ence in dealing with the public by serving as a volunteer with parent-teacher associations. The former president of the Hooven Elementary and Elizabeth-town Elementary PTAs, Corman also has served two terms as secretary of the Harrison High School PTA. "I would like to see more harmony between Miamitown, Hooven and Elizabethtown instead of them going their separate ways," Corman said. Schaible is owner of Miamitown Auto Parts. He filled Grauvogel's two-year unexpired term on the board and is seeking election to a four-year term. A native of Green Township and 28-year Whitewater Township res Elder High School. He twice served on committees that tried unsuccessfully to link the township to Harrison or Cincinnati's water systems. "It seems like when you get west of the Little Miami River, it becomes the wild west," he said, listing water and sewage systems as the township's top needs. Schoenung v. Bach man In the race for township clerk, Sylvia A. Schoenung of Cleves, is opposed by Diane Bachman of Miamitown. Township clerk the last six years, the 48-year-old Schoenung considers her post full-time job. "It's a 40-hour a week job. The challenger said he wants the township to become organized. "It's becoming a dumping ground," Grauvogel said, referring to a number of construction landfills and lack of planning for future development. "Everybody will start getting hurt by this," he said. "We have a beautiful area out here. I want planned growth that benefits Wheeling against drugs Forest Fark met ,M ,a vry. recycling firm hopes to grow "FAX., - 9 W .- 63 M. yp s n ft MI- i r r 1 i if v. 3 . r i r At a glance ... 1 ! 4 - "r: fa - uvr:. 'i What: Forest Green Recycling Center, 1 1298 Sebring Drive, Forest Park, 851-9036. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This Saturday it will be open until 5 p.m. for the anniversary celebration. Acceptable materials: clear, brown, blue and green glass; aluminum and bi-metal cans; tin cans; milk jugs, two-liter bottles and other plastics numbered one and two; corrugated cardboard but not cardboard cereal boxes; newspaper; computer and office paper but not magazines; all types of aluminum including foil, pie tins, pots, pans, gutters, door and window frames; scrap metal including copper, brass, and stainless steel; auto and motorcycle batteries; automobile radiators; and large items including bicycles, refrigerators, washing machines, hot water heaters and stoves. Payment: Fluctuates depending on market. Clients may opt to donate proceeds to any one of 67 : charitable organizations. 1 Planning vital, say NCH rivals BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer Long-range planning is the key to successful community leadership, say candidates in North College Hill's mayoral race. But the two contestants incumbent Mayor Daniel R. Brooks, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Councilman Vincent A. Evers agree on little else. Brooks, 45, an architect serving his second four-year term as mayor, said an issue in need of immediate attention is how $144,000 saved from the city's pay-per-bag garbage collection program should be spent. He said the mayor's biggest problem the next four years will be Cross County Highway "and how it affects both the quality and everyday life of the individual citizen and future economic growth and stability of our community in general." Evers, 40, councilman for the last three years, agrees that the highway is among a number of problems that will confront the city, but he said other issues must be addressed first. He said the mayor's priority should be to "provide the leadership and financial accountability to re-establish our residents' trust in their local officials." Financial accountability, said Evers, a real-estate broker and investor, relates specifically to residents' concerns that the $144,000 savings from the bag program already has been spent through reductions in a street levy on the November ballot. To resolve conflicts, Evers suggests that officials "work to share a bipartisan agenda" of establishing "proper long-term planning and budget reform." He added that North College Hill officials should discuss ways of continuing financial stability, as offerings from state and federal funding agencies rapidly decrease. "Cross County is probably the most physical issue that's going to impact the city, but to all cities large and small, the issue will be the difficulty of maintaining financial stability and proper funding of programs," he said. To Brooks, however, preparing for the impact of the Cross County Highway will help solve other city concerns. "Cooperative partnerships" should be established among residents, local businesses, and city planning commissions "to make North College Hill a special place to live, work and (for recreation)," Brooks said, adding that some partnerships already have been formed. The city adopted an economic development plan that established guidelines for land use in the late 1980s. Officials also have the Community Improvement Corp. and have been working with students enrolled in the Miami University design workshop on plans to revitalize the business district, Brooks said. "The important key is you make decisions based upon the common good of the general populace," he said. "You've got to make decisions based on that premise and forget politics." Corrections A Delhi Township man was convicted of vehicular homicide and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle Nov. 15, 1978. He was not convicted of drunken driving. An Oct. 18 story about a police memorial was inaccurate. Incorrect information was provided to a reporter. Tne Cincinnati EnquirerFred Straub In recognition of National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 1 9-27, students throughout the Three Rivers Local School District recently were entertained by a bicycle club that combines athletic ability with an anti-drug twist. Mike McCormick (left) and Craig Brandeburg, members of "Team USA Drug Free Stylers," perform a stunt for students at Three Rivers Middle School. The group of professional athletes from Hawthorne, Calif., has been seen on ESPN and Music Television (MTV). They performed at several schools in the district Monday to promote self-esteem and discourage drug use. "We wanted to get to the students in a unique way and we thought that the students could relate to the bicyclers immediately and learn from them " assistant superintendent Ron Reitz said. BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor On an average day, 50 cars drop off recyclables at the Forest Green Recycling Center in Forest Park. On Saturdays the number jumps to 130. Not bad for an organization that has had a building only one year and been in business 2'2 years, said Ken Henke, who owns and operates Forest Green with his parents, Marian and Ben Henke. The family also employs one full-time and one part-time worker. Expansion in works Business has been so good the family is ready to expand again. Trucks have been purchased for a curb-side recycling program the firm will offer as soon as it establishes a client base. On Saturday, Forest Green will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its Sebring Road site with prizes for every 20th person, longer hours, tours of the 8,000-square-foot plant, refreshments and cling and precycling displays and literature provided by the Forest Park Environmental Awareness and Recycling Program. "If it wasn't for them we'd have to have weekly or monthly recycling drives," said Wright Gwyn, recycling program manager. "We've formed a private-public relationship with them that benefits both of us. They're able to concentrate on putting together the programs while we assist in preparing fliers, brochures, seminars and anything else we can to get the word out about recycling," Gwyn said. Waste decreasing? Gwyn said the city is working with the firm to determine where clients come from and how much waste is being diverted from landfills to the recycling center. All communities are under a mandate to reduce garbage going into landfills by 25. Because Forest Park residents contract privately for pickup, the survey will help determine if the waste is decreasing, Gwyn said. From April, 1989, to November, 1990, Forest Green operated out of a trailer at the Greenhills dump off Sharon Road. Since moving to the drive-through site, collections have increased about 20, Marian Henke said. For the first six months of this year the center has collected 57,919 pounds of aluminum cans; 100,534 pounds of glass; 33,137 pounds of plastics; 63,358 pounds of scrap aluminum; 31,250 pounds of copper; 4,751 pounds of brass; 1,395 pounds of stainless steel; 24 tons of corrugated cardboard and 260 tons of newspapers. Bicentennial videotape missing BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Video technicians helped capture the moments during the Miami Township bicentennial celebration Oct. 12, but by the end of the evening, they had lost them. While technicians for United Video Cablevision were packing up after the hour-long ceremony at Miami Township Hall in Cleves, the only videotape of the event was placed on top of a camera, said Gil Nichols, United Video Cablevision general manager. "Then it just disappeared," he said. "Our people were tearing down the equipment, and one of them laid it on a machine near a van. And while they were rolling up cables, it just was gone. But people were in the vicinity at all times." Nichols said the tape disappeared even before technicians had a chance to duplicate it. The company, which tapes and airs events on local cable channels, is offering a $20 reward for the tape, which Nichols said will not work in the average home videocassette recorder. The ceremony included speakers, local artifacts and a display of new decorative lighting for the historic town hall. Miami Township Trustee Joseph Sykes said that after the event was to be aired on the local cable channel, a copy of the tape was to be placed in a time capsule along with other memorabilia. "We just wanted to do things right," Sykes said, "and they did go right up until then." Nichols said if the tape is returned, no questions would be asked. "We really want that tape back," he said. Anyone with information about the missing videotape should call Nichols at 941-7000. "It's up considerably from our opening last year," Marian Henke said. "It's much nicer for us and our customers to work in the building instead of out in the open like we used to." Ken Henke said he is talking with municipalities, townships and villages about contracting with Forest Green for curb-side recycling. The firm would collect recyclables weekly in green bins supplied by his company. "Many communities want curb-side recycling but just aren't sure how it should be done," Ken Henke said. "We've got the machines and equipment in place and are looking for clients." Considering composting Along with curb-side recycling, Ken Henke said the firm is studying composting. Under House Bill 592, sanitary landfills will not be allowed to accept any yard waste beginning in 1994. Composting would be one solution, Ken Henke said. "The technology is out there to collect leaves, grass clippings, tree clippings and turn it into black mulch in a three- to four-day time period," Henke said. "But the price tag is very high." Levy CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 homeowner would actually pay $112.39 ($128.45 less $16.06). Parents and students in the district have started a public relations campaign including yard signs, mailings and a telephone network. A public meeting to discuss the levy will also be held, said Betty Sanders, treasurer of the Three Rivers Tax Levy Committee. It is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Taylor High School cafeteria. "I'm just hopeful people realize that what the school board is asking is a real need," Sanders said. "It's so discouraging for the young people. You just hate to see the schools fall apart, which is bound to happen when you make cuts and more cuts." Since the last levy failed, the district has implemented a salary freeze, cut high school bus transportation and several bus stops for other grades, lowered minimum heating levels and charged students a $5 paper fee. Following the May failure, the board voted to cut fall and winter extracurricular activities. The board then reinstated the fall activities and agreed to keep winter programs after a parents group vowed to raise the $50,000 needed for it. The group, called Three Rivers Save Our Schools, presented the money at the Oct. 14 meeting. WEST ZONE Trick-or-treat hours Reaching us General information....;, 721-2700 Advertising 369-1781 EXTRA news 860-5180 Circulation 651-4500 Reader editor 369-1851 Submissions Calendar items for 77ie Enquirer EXTRA must be received one week prior to publication. Other Items for Tuesday's EXTRA must be recieived by 2 p.m. the preceding Thursday; other items for Friday's EXTRA are needed by 2 p.m. the previousTuesday. Items should be typed and Include a description of the even; person or award with name, address, phone, date, olace, time and cost, If applicable. Include a bl ind-white glossy photograph if possible. Send to Enquirer EXTRA, 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati 45246. Publication is at the discretion of The Enquirer. Items may be edited for space considerations. Letters The Enquirer EXTRA welcomes letters from its readers. Letters should be written expressly for EXTRA and should not be copies of letters sent to others. All letters are subject to editing In the interests of brevity ' and good taste. Address letters to Enquirer EXTRA letters, 4820 Business Center Way, Cincinnati, 45246. A phone number must be Included for verification. Unused letters cannot be returned. Addyston Anderson Ferry Bevls Bridgetown Cheviot Cleves Colerain Township Covedale Crosby Township Oelhi Township THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Cities, villages and townships across the area have established official trick-or-treat times for Halloween. The times, all on Thursday, are: Addyston: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cheviot: 6 to 9 p.m. Cleves: 6 to 9 p.m. Colerain Township: 6 to 9 p.m. Delhi Township: 6 to 9 p.m. Forest Park: 6 to 8 p.m. Green Township: 6 to 9 p.m. Harrison Township: 6 to 9 p.m. Harrison: 6 to 9 p.m. Mount Healthy: 6 to 9 p.m. North Bend: 6 to 9 p.m. Montort Heights Mount Airy Mount Healthy North Bend North College Hill North Falrmount Price Hill Riverside SaylerPark " South Falrmount Sedamsville : : Springfield Township Westwood White Oak Whitewater Township Dent DryRidoe EastWestwood Elizabethtown Fernbank , . Forest Park Green Township Groesbeck Harrison Harrison Township Hooven Lower Price Hill Mack Miami Township Miamitown

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