Dayton Daily News from Dayton, Ohio on September 2, 1983 · 28
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Friday, September 2, 1983
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1 ?! r" ' ' ' DAYTON DAILY NEWS Friday, September 2, 1983 Page 1 6 Z2 r.- i it J Miami vValley Notebook M Piqua to celebrate heritage over 3 clays am The Piqua Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Johnston Farm just north of Piqua off Ohio 66 on Hardin Road. The festival will include country home cooking; Indian lore and, heritage demonstrations; a farmer's market; rides on the canal boat General Harrison; square dancing; a 3.1-mile run and a one-mile fun run; canoe races, a country band contest; horseshoe pitching; cow milk-" kg; pig scramble; watermelon seed spitting; more than 50 arts and crafts demonstrations; a beard contest; and dozens of other activities. M Tours are planned of the farmhouse, which was constructed during the years 1810-1815 by federal Indian agent John Johnston. This Is the second year that Piqua will celebrate its heritage at the Johnston Jrarmslte. .( No rest in Middletown Hometown Holiday festivities will be held Monday at Sunset Park in Middletown. The Middletown Jay-cees' mini-festival and picnic is scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. with a pop concert by the Middletown Sym- flhnnv CirrhaQira nlnnnat fnr 7 n m A f irftunrlrc rfic J . play from 9 to 9:15 p.m. will conclude the Labor Day fc.?j celebration. First National Bank of Southwestern lttiijus primary sponsor of the Hometown Holiday. iySiihsef Patk is bordered by Kenwood and Belmont ?4rlveivnorth of Central Avenue between downtown 5 TvOddletown and the Towne Mall area. In the event of i :- rainVthe 'concert will be presented in the Wade Miller J Gymnasium of Vail Middle School. 1 ''. tl Rescue service benefits :j : Proceeds from the annual Labor Day celebration in 1 the DOrtnern Darke County village of Ansonia are Earmarked to purchase equipment and supplies for r the volunteer rescue service. ' A parade, beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, will kick J , off the afternoon activities, followed by a volleyball y tournament, kiddie tractor pull, karate demonstra-Jij. tions, flea markets, and other special events. Spon sored oy me Ansonia Area Rescue Service, squad members will man booths and offer a variety of sandwiches, ice cream, and other refreshments at the squad house, in downtown Ansonia. . DAR offers tours of inn '"'The 150-yelr-ow Restored Inn, the Pennsylvania House, 1311 W. Main St;, Springfield, will hold open house 1-4 p.m. Sunday with tours conducted by ihembers of the Lagonda Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. ' A display of leather crafts will be featured along with Barbara Wheeler, a leather crafter of national prominence. Regular tours of Pennsylvania House 3 ate held the first Sunday of each month and tours at other times mav he arranged hv nhnnino Mrs Heni-up j o- j r o " - o i i Strong at 322-5625. .4 Japanese choir performs -The Kunitachi College chorus from Japan will present a concert at 7:30 p.nv Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Middletown, Second and Broad streets. The group Is on a musical tour of Europe and Australia as well as the United States. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the concert. Warren class registration Registrations will be accepted Sept. 6-13 for adult education classes at the Warren County Career Center at 3525 N. Ohio 48 near I.ehnnnn pumps win Toegin Sept. 26! Subjects being offered include agriculture and horticulture, business and office education, distributive education, health and home economics and trade and industrial education. Additional information may be obtained by phoning either 932-5677 or 424-4605. 29th rose show in Xenia The Greene County Rose Society will hold Its 29th annual show from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Society National Bank in Xenia. Sam Tobiasrvice presi-dent. of the society, is serving as chairman iof the event'. Betty Pavey is president of the group. ,? Consultations will be held In connection with the Shbw tO assist those With rose ffrftwlns nrnhlpme Trophies and'certificates will be awarded to the various classes in the show. (f; Old-fashioned festivities A ; "Cracker Barrel," an olli-fashloned Labor Day celebration, will be held at Auglaifee Village from 10 ; ' ft.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. r j: Auglaize Village is located west of Defiance off j TJ.S. 24 on Krouse Road. A flea market, music, games ; and contests are planned. i.'.:'. v 1 GED sessions to be held GED preparation classes for area adults ages 16 or .-'. older are being offered at the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School on Hoke Road. The program : J -Is designed to aid persons who wish to resume their formal education or brush up on basic study skills. ;;v; Class loactlons and testing sessions Include the jobs C l school, Sept. 6-7, Room 176W; Jefferson High 7 School, 2701 S. Union Road, Sept. 27-28, room to be - posted; Northridge High School, 2251 Timber Lane, Sept. 20-21, Room 209; Miamlsburg High School, f 1860 Belvo Road, Sept. 12-13, Room 412. Classes also . will be held in Eaton. The testing time at each loca- Hon Is 6:30-9:30 p.m. and class starting dates will be "r announced. Childbirth classes set ' ; Classes to help area couples prepare for childbirth i1 are planned next week at Middletown Hospital, The -first session will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Con-': ver Health Center in Franklin followed by a class at IQ-a.m. Wednesday at Middletown Hospital and ' another at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, also at the hospital. " Beginning the third week of the class, those en- rolled can attend an expanded exercise program in , fcri-athlng and relaxation techniques on Wednesday ( tnofmrtyi. s j, I,','. oney-saving iaeas Fuirgocrs come up tcith some solutions on hoiv to trim state expenses COLUMBUS (AP) This year's state fair-goers had such diverse opinions about state government austerity that the Celeste administration is setting up a long-lasting program to collect ideas. Karen L. Nowak, deputy administrative services director, said Thursday "there will be a follow up. We will probably initiate some kind of program within six months." At the fair, about 1,550 citizens filled out postcards which asked how the state could save money. Most were filled out on the spot, but Ms. Nowak said about 5 percent of the 1,550 responses were mailed. A COMMITTEE OF state officials is sorting through the cards and eventually, in late September, will pick from 10 to 20 of the suggestions as the best .Cost savings and workabil ity are the criteria, Ms. Nowak said. Those who turned in the the winning ideas will be invited to dine with Gov. Richard Celeste in October to express their thoughts more fully. Some of the responses in the fair survey were not serious one woman suggested that prisoners should be used to produce electricity on generators somehow powered with bicycle pedals. Others took the governor and other officials to task for drawing salaries which-they said are too high. One unsigned letter suggested the sterilization of welfare mothers, agreed to by them in return for a boost in welfare benefits. Robert Huffman of Stoutsville wasn't sure the state is getting its money's worth from employees. "Eliminate excess workers on road crews who stand and watch," he said. Other proposals: FRED SMITH, Columbus: "Abolishing the Buy Ohio (products) restriction If it means higher costs to the state." Eleanor Hamilton, Mansfield: "Transfer all unemployment-compensation funds possible to other departments to create jobs, such as highways and natural resources." Nancy L. Ball, Plckerington: "Pay all employees through electronic funds transfers. Would save millions." T. Tkakascik, Mingo Junction: "Getting an Atlantic City (casino gambling) in the, state, preferrably in the Ohio Valley." ' S.J. Substanley, Warren: "Tax pet foods 10 cents on each dollar, with the money going to relief." , Homer Wagner, Mansfield: "Using Inmates at state Institutions to raise food for all state institutions." Emma Soul, Columbus: "All food, clothing and furniture for state Institutions be raised or made by the penal industries." GREGORY CLAUSING, Cincinnati: "Combining a number of school districts. This would make the system more efficient and eliminate a number of administrators." Other suggestions called for allowing farmers to cut and rake the grass along and In the middle of interstate highways, recruiting senior citizens for gardening, painting or other jobs, outlawing kickbacks on contracts, and leasing unused space in" state buildings to private interests. rfrgs-wesw ,, f)MMrTr V ,ir1rrTr)WlTlf )iiiuMi"JiJiuiij .,7 & "'. fAMl i XW x ' wJ i Indictment again sought in death case Jo- - 'C f" - - . 'V v w . '.uk.''U - 1 , 7 a w , , ' -i - . , - ' i fii e ft " ". , .if' A Fireworks illuminate Cleveland's Terminal Tower at bridge dedication ceremonies Thursday Has new name, too Rejuvenated bridge reopened CLEVELAND (AP) The old Loreign-Carnegie bridge across the Cuyahoga River, closed for three years of repairs, got a new name Thursday and will open to traffic Saturday morning. At a ceremony that featured a parade of antique cars, a ribbon-cutting and a fireworks display, the 4,326-foot bridge was renamed the Hope Memorial Bridge, in memory of the father of comedian Bob Hope. Harry Hope, a stonecutter, was among the men who worked on the bridge, which was completed in 1932. The bridge is widely known for its art deco style pylons featuring figures resembling Greek gods, each of them holding a vehicle. BOB HOPE WASN'T on hand for the ceremony, but other members of the Hope family did turn out, including the comic's brother, Fred, 86, of Cleveland Heights. Two stonecutters who worked on the bridge who did take part in Thursday's celebration were Frank Leonardl, 75, of Mayfield Heights, and Jack O'Brien, 74, of Moreland Hills. ,' The bridge originally was constructed with funds raised in an $8 million bond issue. Its rehabilitation cost J22 million. The unusual pylons, which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, had darkened during 50 years they spanned the industrial flats, but they were cleaned with a process using black walnut shells. The crushed shells were applied under pressure not exceeding 55 pounds per square inch. Teen tried to 'outrun' train, sister was told By JAMES CUMMINGS y Metropolitan Staff Writer j SIDNEY A teen-ager struck and killed by a train while walking home after his first day at Sidney High School apparently : had told his friends he could "outrun" the train, police said. Glen Henry II,; 17, of 302 Shelby St., was taking a shortcut that meant crossing the railroad tracks behind the Wagner Manufacturing Co. rt6ar Fair and Walnut roads, said his sister, Jeanie Henry. Miss Henry, 19, said she had talked to one of the two friends who were walking with her brother, .... "He (Glen) told his friends to watch him dodge this train, because he had done It before," she said. MISS HENRY SAID she was told that her brother darted onto the track and stopped. on the tracks in front of a fast-moving southbound Chessle System train. The friend told herC-len thought the train was on another , track," Jeanie said. "It hit him and he went under It," Sidney police said the engineer on the train reported that he saw the teen ager run onto the track and then turn and look back toward his friends. But the engineer said he was too close to stop the train before it hit the boy, according to police. In addition to Jeanie Hpnry, Glen Henry II is survived by his mother, Judith Henry, and two other sisters. Penny Henry and Sandra King, all of Sidney. His father, Glenllinry I, died in April 6f throat cancer. y s ' Graveside funeral services were scWAlcd for 10:30 am 'today at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney, V '. " ' ' License request went to Europe, naturally POLAND, Ohio (AP) The letter advising Dr. Samuel Adornato to renew the vanity license plates for his car finally reached him last week, about seven months after it was sent out by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles In Columbus. On the way to this Mahoning County community south of Youngstown, and about 165 miles northeast of Columbus, the letter made not one but two trips across the ocean. Postmarks on the letter Indicated it was received twice in Warsaw, Poland. After its first arrival there in April, it was returned to Columbus and then sent back to Warsaw again In August before being routed to Adornato In Poland, Ohio. Adornato, an ear and nose specialist, had already taken care of the matter involving his license plate, j but only after the Bureau of Motor Vehicles had sent four letters to him, Until last week, only the fourth arrived. '. , " "When I first got the letter, I didn't pay too much . attention to the markings on It," said Adornato. "But then I got to looking at it." . "It's really been a comedy of errors," hi said. 'I ' kept calling and calling Columbus and saying, 'Will you please smd me this letter?'" - ! 1 By FRED LAWSON Metropolitan Staff Writer Warrtn County tvruv .... LEBANON A special prosecutor was appointed Thursday to present to the Warren County grand Jury the case of Michael Jennings, who is charged in the June traffic death of a Sprlngboro police officer. " Warren County Common Pleas Judge William W. Young ordered the appointment of Clinton County Prosecutor Ronald Carey after a hearing on a motion submitted by Warren County Prosecutor James Flannery. , Flannery said he asked for the special prosecutor to try to prevent any possible questioning of his presentation to the grand Jury which will be the second presentation In this case. The first time, the grand fury declined to return an indictment against Jennings. Referring to the first presentation, Flannery said, "I got the impression people on both sides of the case felt there was not complete impartiality in the handling of the case. I believe there was. c "I FELT IN this case, because going back to the grand jury is an unusual Itep, It might look like I was trying to force a particular decision." Flannery said the case is scheduled to be presented Wednesday to a different grand jury than the one that heard the first presentation.. If an indictment is returned, he said his office will then prosecute the case. However, Jennings' attorney, David A. Chicarelli, has filed a motion for a court order to have the Infor-, matlon in the case submitted to the same grand jury that evaluated It In July. It was that grand jury, whose term has expired, which declined to indict. ' Jennings, 32, of 3624 Knollbrook Drive In the Hunter area, .is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the June 27 death of Sprlngboro police officer William Johnson. , POLICE SAID JENNINGS' pickup truck struck and killed Johnson, who was standing beside his stopped cruiser on Ohio 73, near the Sprlngboro police station. Johnson had stopped his cruiser to investigate . two people walking along the road, investigators said. ,. ; After the grand Jury In July declined to return an Indictment, Flannery backed by a new witness further pursued the charge in Warren County Court. Judge Paul Herdman found probable cause for the charge and sent the case to the grand jury. , ' ,M ..... New timetable OlCd for rdads i - to research park Regional transportation planners have agreed to speed the upgrading of existing roads and the construction of a new one to serve the Miami Valley Research Park area in Kettering and Beavercreek. In a special meeting Thursday, Montgomery and Greene county delegates to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission's Transportation Coordinating Committee unanimously approved moving to fiscal year 1984, which begins Oct. 1, some of the work planned for fiscal year 1985. THEY ALSO WENT along with plans to make two roads the extension of Woodman Drive In Kettering to County Line Road and a planned northward extension of County Line Road to Patterson Road four lanes instead of two. Research Boulevard (extending from Patterson Road to Grange Hall Road) already was being planned as a four-lane road. The upgrading of the Woodman-County Line section will provide a four-lane road from Woodman to Grange Hall Road. If a 90 percent state Income tax Increase Is repealed, that could delay other development at the research park. But the highway funds would not be affected by that move, JACK JENSEN, MVRPC's transportation planning director, said the Ohio Transportation Department decided to use about $1 million in discretionary funds for the upgrading to four lanes, rather than building the relocated Woodman Drive-County Line Road extension as a two-lane road that would be widened several years later. The construction schedule for the ramps to U.S. 35 from Patterson and Grange Hall roads waa moved up from fiscal year 1 986 to fiscal 1 985. The entire 4.5-mile project will provide a connection to the research park from U.S. 35 and across I-675. It is expected to cost more than $10 million. Gov. Richard F. Celeste has pledged that the needed federal and state, funds will be provided. " ii

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