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Suburban News D-3 k tt.i,Tuesday December 28, 1976 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER .I V 6 Tri-State Extra 4 summary of news stories trom The Enquirer's other editions, compiled by Ira Brock. Kentucky School Rids Opened -V COVINGTON The Frank Mess-er and Sons Co. was the apparent low bidder Monday for construction ' of Kenton County's $8.2 million high school on the north edge of Taylor Mill. The Cincinnati firm bid $3,825.- 400 for the general construction contract, which includes a $550,000 swimming pool and football stadl-'um concession stands. Delays Fluoridation NEWPORT-Clty Commissioners postponed action Monday night In complying with a court order to fluoridate city water. Mayor John Peluso said he feels the forced fluoridation Is unconstitutional and he might file suit as a. citizen to block the action ordered by the state in 1973. City Solicitor Tim Nolan told the commission that the affirmation last week of the state order by Campbell Circuit Court Judge Thomas F. Schnorr left open the matter of a possible fine of $100 a fi day for refusing to obey the state. r,-""-The total accumulated so far ., - would be about $90,000, Nolan said. Robbery Suspect Shot . V COVINGTON -A 17-year-old robbery suspect was wounded by a police bullet Monday morning after attempting to flee officers only to be halted In a stolen car on the Spence Bridge. , In serious condition Monday night at Cincinnati General Hospital with a gunshot wound of the chest was Robert Stoheler of Alexandria, Ind. '-' '' He and a companion, Rickey W. Taylor, 16, of Live Oaks, Fla., were stopped on the bridge when their stolen 1974 Cadillac ran into a Covington police cruiser blocking their path. Covington Police Capt. Harry Seiter said Ft. Wright Sgt. Don Yokum's service revolver apparently discharged accidentally as he tried to pry open the jammed doors of the Cadillac. ' The pair of runaways from a Florida juvenile detention center are accused of robbing a service station in Corinth. 2 Building Projects HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Con- .. struction is scheduled to start early J in the New Year on a large shopping ,. center on US 27 and a civic center I . off John's Hill Road. l. City Council cleared the way for " the shopping center, by approving design changes recommended by r ' the city planning and zoning board. "The builder is Delco Development Co., Jerrico, N.Y. Ohio Why The Denial? h.v, HAMILTON Butler County Commissioners are wondering why the county's applications for public works funds wer rejected by the U.S. Department of Economic Development. ' Commissioners voted Monday to write area legislators inquiring about the criteria used by the federal, agency in approving applications 'for public works grants. ,,,,, "Whatever criterion was used, it couldn't have been unemployment," Commission President Donald G. "ScWrmer said. The county's requests included modernizing the Courthouse and completing the sixth floor of the new Administration Building, $1.9 .million. Adams Representation WEST UNION-Paul Harover, Adams County Commissioner-elect, and Charles Bucher of the Community Action Agency will represent the county on a task force to - help plan for Impact of the $4.4 billion expansion of the atomic plant at Piketon. Expansion of the plant is expect- ':ed to affect the surrounding counties of Adams, Ross, Jackson, ' Pike and Scioto. l! IIM i Sues Over Death LAWRENCEBURG Damages of $1 million were sought in two peti- ' tions filed against an Indiana electric company and its consultants 'Monday as the result of an electro- cution accident Francis R. Walter asked Dear- ; born Circuit Court for $750,000 for .the death of his wife, Rosalia, 37, last June 11 when a crane touched a 60,000 volt electrical transmission line. A second petition asked $250,000 , in damages for Injuries received by Mrs. Walter's son, Glen, 18. His : brother, Edwin, 15, received minor electrical injuries. Defendants were the Hoosier Energy Division of Indiana State- wide, Bloomincton, and its engineering consultants, C.H. Guernsey '.. & Co., Oklahoma City. Slain Biker 'Set Up,' Cycle COLERAIN TWP.-Seven bullets were dug out of the Interior of a Oroesbeck home Monday by Hamilton County Sheriff's detectives where an Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club member was fatally shot early Sunday. But members of the Iron Horsemen, gathered at their clubhouse Monday night, speculated that the rival Southern Ohio Invaders Motorcycle Club "might have sot up the house" after Terry Lee At-wood, 22, of Sprlngdale, died from a single gunshot In the face. A man called Hot Rod, president of the Mt. Healthy Iron Horsemen chapter, asked if his club would retaliate, said: "No comment." "We had a Merry Christmas," said Hot Rod, who said he was the national president of the Iron Horsemen. "Let them (the Invaders) have a Happy New Year." Sheriff Detective Harry Bode confirmed the account of the shooting in Monday's Enquirer. BODE SAID Atwood, known as Como, and several Horsemen companions, went to see a girl friend, Roxanne Hopper, 23, 2810 W. Gal-bralth Rd., about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. , Roxanne had several friends at her home, Including Oswalt. Bode said the Horsemen kicked down the rear door and fired into the house. Oswalt, hiding behind a refrigerator, fired once from a .380-caliber handgun, striking Atwood in the face, he said. The deputy said Oswalt had been sent here from the national Invader's chapter In Gary, Ind., on a peace mission. OSWALT WAS arraigned on a charge of voluntary manslaughter Monday in Hamilton County Municipal Court. Bond was set at $15,000 by Judge Harry Klusmeier. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday. About 20 Iron Horsemen, meeting at their clubhouse, 10001 Hamilton Ave., Springfield Township, said Oswalt should be charged with murder. Hot Rod said they believe their comrade, Como, was set up. ' "COMO KNOCKED at the (rear) door. Someone opened the door from the inside. Oz was standing beside the refrigerator and fired," he said. The Horsemen said: "The last words Como spoke were 'Don't do' t. Healthy Teachers Ask Tree Speech Ban' Lifted By TOM BRINKMOELLER and JOHN KIESEWETTER . ' Enquirer Reporters MT. HEALTHY-The Mt. Healthy Teachers' Association (MHTA) sought a court order Monday to stop alleged free-speech restrictions at public schools here. Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Hogan in an open hearing, lawyers for MHTA argued that a December 16 directive of that city's board of education has violated the First Amendment rights of the union's members. That ruling, MHTA members said, ordered contract negotiation Replacement Elected For Mt. Healthy Board . MT. HEALTHY-P. Klrt Tolford, 2100 Adams Rd., the father of two children attending public schools here, was appointed to the Board of Education in a special meeting Monday. Tolford, owner of the Tolford surance Agency, replaced Mrs. Marcla Haupt, whose term expires January 1, 1980. The position Tolford Is filling will be up for election in November. Mrs. Haupt resigned November 22, after nine years on the board, with a blast at local voters and the Mt. Healthy Teachers' Assocation. SHE SAID THE board spent too much time trying to pass school levies " and getting Involved In lawsuits started by teacher unions. Working on these actions "damaged my health," Mrs. Haupt said last month. Tolford will be sworn in January 3, at the board's reorganizational meeting. He has been active In the band and athletic boosters and has served on several citizens committees appointed by the board. His wife, Nancy, is vice president of the Hoop Elementary Parents-. Teachers Association (PTA) and both are active in the Hoop and the J unior-Senior High School PTAs. The board selected Tolford unanimously from six candidates on the first ballot. Northwest School Board. OKs 5. 9-Mill Operating Levy NORTHWEST SCHOOL DISTRICT By a 4-1 vote, the Board of Education approved a 5.9-mill operating levy that will be placed before voters in a special election March 1. The additional property taxes-if supported by voters-would bring In about $1.9 million annually, said Richard MacDonald, board member. MACDONALD CAST the lone dissenting vote Monday, less than two months after a 5.6-mill operating levy was defeated In the November general election. "The people have said 'no' once, and that should be adequate," he said. "I did not vote for it, because I don't believe property taxes can afford to support our educational system anymore. "It's not going to solve our problem. It's Just creating another tax burden," MacDonald said. Supt. Dr. James W. Jones has said contracts negotiated with teachers in April will absorb about all but about 10 of the school system's $14 million budget in 1977. WHEN THE tax levy proposal was made December 6, Jones said schools attended by 14,000 students in the district would be closed next November without additional local tax help. The school board also discussed renovations totaling $750,000 for Mon-fort Heights Elementary, Colerain Elementary and Colerain Junior High Schools. The work will be financed with money from the last bond issue, MacDonald said. then they blew him away." After Como was wounded, the Iron Horsemen fired shots Into the Galbralth Road bouse, Hot Rod said. "They had to get Como out of there," ( The man was carried back to the clubhouse. Springfield Township Police and Life Squad were called to the clubhouse, and thf life squad 7 Self Service Survival COLERAIN TOWNSHIP fireman Cliff Brown douses a small gasoline fire Monday during a seminar for businessmen who might open self-service gasoline pumps next year. During the three-hour program at Colerain High information distributed to union members on school property to be signed and filed with the school principal before it Is passed out. Judge Hogan continued the hearing, without ruling on the request, until Thursday, when the school board will have the opportunity to call witnesses. LAST THURSDAY, the MHTA filed suit lrl Hamilton County Common Pleas Court asking for a clar-fication of a section in the current contract with the Mt. Healthy Board of Education. Contract talks between the teachers and the administration have not been held since December took Atwood to Providence Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival at3J5a.m. Another Horsemen member, called Torch, said Oswalt was sent here from Gary, Ind., "to agitate, not be on a peace mission." TORCH said Atwood might have W I f i . J a B a. W . T. ' W W 16, due to a dispute over the interpretation of "Item 12" in the contract, s The hearing before Judge Hogan Monday was the result of a suit filed by the union asking a halt on the information distribution policy. Three teachers from separate schools in the 10-school district testified how the ruling has been enforced where they work. Don Shelton, Mt. Healthy High School, presented for evidence a written directive from his school's principal which outlined the procedure. BARBARA KELLEY, a teacher at Matthew DuVall Elementary, said she was verbally Instructed by principal Roland Bartle to submit any negotiation literature to him for approval before distribution. Thomas Wehmann, president of the union and a teacher at North Junior High School, said he was told by his principal all union materials must be signed by the distributor before members could receive copies. Wehmann said under oath that the school board had never before placed such restrictions. He said teachers' mail boxes are used commonly for personal notices, Red Cross Information and printed Have Guns Well I f r" i i x ( V ;f ::' ' "' 'V'r'''' DELHI POLICE Chief Howard Makin poses next to illegal and odd weapons his department has confiscated in lobby of the Delhi Township Hall, across police heaa-recent years. The unusal collection is displayed in the quarters. Club Aide Hints ; been Jealous that Oswalt was seeing-Roxanne Hopper, a girl who had been associating with Iron Horsemen members for about a month, he said. "Como was a good, righteous brother," Torch said. "He would give you the shirt off his back. He would do anything for you. v-dS2 Q A dV AV - 3 f r School, firemen stressed the Importance of controling flammable liguld fires. Self-service pumps become legal In Ohio January 1. . . ' , educational advertisements which are distributed without prior approval or permission. Michael Ryan, Mt. Healthy Schools community relations director, explained the school board's action. "AT NO time did we say teachers could not communicate with their peers," Ryan said. "What we did say was that any written material disseminated in the school building had to contain a . responsible person's name. "This was not a new policy. This had been in effect for quite some time. They (teachers) complied with it last year without any problem at all," Ryan said. Robert Dunlevey, one of the MHTA lawyers, said, "The key is the teachers have reached an impasse in their negotiations. Things then get very tense and the school board and the teachers find themselves at odds with each other. "BY INSTITUTING this policy, they (the school system) are putting clamps on the dissemination of bargaining information," Dunlevey said. Ryan said the administration wants to discuss only two issues the personnel negotiation agree if 4 r V V Traveled .... "We're riot all that bad of dudes, you know," he said no retaliation was planned. . ,' t Hot Rod, who said he was from-Cincinnati, was not as optimistic. "They shot up our clubhouse, last year," he said. "If It were daylight, I'd go out and show you the bo.Het holes." Enquirer Totn HuljbariJ) Photo ment (a format for bargaining') and a grievance procedure before negotiating the complete contract. ', That is the board's interpretation of Item 12, he said. . - ' MHTA members said Item 12 does not mean those two issues must be discussed and finalized before some 26 other issues can be negotiated. ' ' The board has declared ah Impasse and will abide by he interpretation of Item 12 made, by arr impasse panel, Ryan said: The MHTA has refused to name members to an impasse panel, Ryanaid. Foul Play 'Out? In Death Probe CROSBY TWP. -Hamilton County Sheriff's Detective Ha.rry Bode said Monday there were no Indications of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found Saturday under a high tension tower, 10337 Paddy's Run Rd. , Bode said it appeared that Kenneth R. Cagle, 24, 3056 McHenry Ave., Westwood, suffered a skull fracture. It was unknown whether the death would be ruled accidental or a suicide, he said. . - Enquirer (Tom Hubbard) Photo - v H i f K ; '.-a . u . a K 'J i !i - - . v. il ' v

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