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OMMUNITY OURNAL OMMUNITY OURNAL NORTH CLERMONT COMMUNITY MATTERS Your Community Press newspaper serving oshen Township, ackson Township, ewtonsville, wensville, Stonelick Township, Wayne Township Vol. 34 No. 29 The Community Press A LL IGHTS ESERVED News 248-8600 Retail advertising 768-8404 Classified advertising 242-4000 Delivery 576-8240 See page A2 for additional information Contact us SINKING FEELING B1 Some seaworthy, some not at Cardboard Regatta POLLING PLACE Everything you need to know for Nov. 4 or before. MIAMI TOWNSHIP After ast heavy snows, officials in Clermont Miami ownship are taking steps to ensure that township roads are leared this winter. On Oct. 14, the Miami Towns hip Board of Trustees adopted legislation on an emergency basis to allow township officials to declare a snow emergency. Alt hough local governments in Clermont County have the au- hority under Ohio law to declare snow emergencies, most rely on the county to do so. the past, the (Clermont ounty) sheriff has always de- lared snow emergencies for he entire count Miami Towns hip Service Director Mike Mant el said. the county is so large hat the weather conditions in the orthern part versus the south- rn part could be drastically different, so how do you declare a countywide snow By giving Miami Township he authority to declare a snow emergency, officials hope it will ive them another tool to ensure that the 440 streets covering 153 miles are cleared faster this winter. In the past, ve- icles have parked on both sides township streets during eavy snowfalls, making plow- i ng impossible, especially on cul sacs. The township also is ordering 2 00 signs prohibiting parking during snow emergencies. Mant el will start posting them in township neighborhoods next onth, and he expects to be finished installing them in early ecember. The prohibition against parking on a township street during a snow emergency take effect until a sign is osted. When Trustee Mary Makley olff asked how the township would handle vehicle owners who have anyplace to park their car other than the street, antel and Miami Township aw Director Joe Braun said a ommon sense approach would used in enforcement as well a in deciding where to post no parking during snow emergen- signs. Next month, Miami Township ill start running public service announcements on Time Warner able notifiying residents of the changes and recommending hat they sign up for twitter if they done so to get updates from the service department when snow falls. Informa- ion also will be posted on the website and face- ook page. Residents on twitter can follow the service department Despite recent salt short- a ges, Mantel said he should have 2 ,700 tons of salt in the town- salt dome when winter beg ins. more than the 2,500 ons the township uses in an average winter to treat roads. owever, during last bad winter, the township used 3,700 ons. Mantel said he has another 3 ,000 tons of salt on order that should arrive between late Dec ember and late January, but he counting that until it arrives. that in our dome, going to be very efficient with our use of he said. Want to learn more about happening in Miami Township? Follow me on Twitter Schroeder. Miami Township prepares for snow By Cindy Schroeder Mantel MILFORD To kick off Meado wview Elementary annual walkathon, Principal Rob Dunn has portrayed every- ne from a pirate walking a plank to a flag-waving super hero atop a Humvee in a onvoy of military vehicles. year, getting hard- and harder to make a big en- Dunn said. first year, I jumped out of a plane. he second year, I came in on a helicopter. How do you top something like or Meadowview parents, students and staff, the annual walkathon is important ecause it means the school can buy programming and resources it otherwise af- ord for its 715 students in kindergarten through grade six. That could include things like the Cincinnati ambassador program that brings ani- als to classrooms, programs from COSI (Center of Science and Industry), as well as the annual teacher appreciation lunch, grants for staff to further i nstruction and the purchase of resources such as lap tops and books. This year, the Oct. 10 event aised a record $33,000, surpassing the $25,000 goal, said Amy Reindl, who org anized the Meadowview PTA event. To inspire student walkers, hysical education teacher Adam Langdon creates an annu- a video for YouTube creened at a student assembly weeks before the event. Stud ents also can earn prizes, including laser tag or a movie night. Anyone who raises at east $225 gets to have lunch with the principal at Texas Roadhouse, one of many local orporate sponsors who help underwrite the event. For parents, the annual a nd fundraiser offers a break from the constant sales of items like candy, gift wrap and magazines. so nice as a parent to al- ays have just this one fundraiser for the school instead of several throughout the said Beth Baker, whose sons, Nathaniel and Nick, are in fifth- a nd second-grade at Meadow- iew. kids really enjoy it or this walkathon, seven-year principal faced one of his biggest hallenges yet working with a horse. kept saying I do i because live animals Dunn said. In keeping with this ountry western theme, the principal relented. Besides the horse, courtesy of the Goshen Horse Thief Detectives, the event featured chickens and oats at stations along the walkathon route. When the horse balked at CINDY COMMUNITY PRESS Students at Milford Meadowview Elementary line up to see how Principal Rob Dunn will make his grand entrance at the annual walkathon. CINDY COMMUNITY PRESS Rob Dunn, principal of Meadowview Elementary School in Milford, and physical education teacher Adam Langdon help kick off this annual walkathon. The Oct. 10 event raised a record $33,000 for the school with 715 pupils in K-6. Country western walkathon raises record amount for Meadowview Elementary By Cindy Schroeder

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