Monday, December 1, 2003

Officials to detail bridge replacement


News briefs

EAST END - Officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation will meet with residents and merchants to explain the coming $8.5 million replacement of the Columbia Parkway bridge.

A 7 p.m. session takes place today at the East End Area Council meeting at LeBlonde recreation center, 2335 Eastern Ave. On Tuesday, ODOT will visit the 7:30 p.m. Mount Adams Civic Association meeting at Holy Cross Immaculata Church, 30 Guido St.

The project is expected to begin next spring and could disrupt traffic for two years.

The first phase of the project will last nine months and will close the Interstate 471 ramp to Columbia Parkway and the Martin Street exit to Mount Adams. A second phase, at the end of 2004, will close the Martin Street exit back onto Columbia Parkway.

Foes of 2 Clermont projects to gather

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP - Residents opposed to two new developments in this central Clermont County township will attend a Tuesday township meeting.

One of the proposed developments, the Woodbury Glen subdivision on 98 acres near Ohio 132 and Apple Road, will come up for review by trustees during a 6 p.m. meeting at township offices.

Residents thought they had defeated the plan with a Nov. 4 referendum in which voters overwhelmingly rejected zoning changes that would have paved the way for this development.

However, within days of the election, the developer resubmitted a different plan to the township's zoning commission. That plan was approved by the commission and will be considered Tuesday by township trustees.

Salvation Army seeks sponsors for families

HAMILTON - The Hamilton branch of the Salvation Army is still seeking families willing to "adopt" a needy local family for the holidays.

Donor families are free to request a family of a specific size, children of certain ages, and to provide either non-perishable food, gifts or both.

Donor families also have the option to deliver their goods to the Salvation Army in downtown Hamilton, or to meet the recipients with their gift. For further information or to adopt a family, call Maj. Elizabeth A. Griner at 513-863-1445.

Santa visits highlight Hamilton celebration

HAMILTON TWP. - Santa Claus is coming to this Warren County township. The township's Parade of Lights will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Children can visit with Santa at Fire Station 76, located on Fosters-Maineville Road.

There will be a disc jockey providing music.




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