Sunday, December 7, 2003

News briefs



Indian Hill's Quattrone honored for technology

INDIAN HILL - School Superintendent David Quattrone is among 18 public school leaders in the nation to receive the 2004 President's Technology Award.

The award, presented by the American Association of School Administrators, recognizes those superintendents nationally who best use technology to advance learning and teaching.

Also among the winners is Boone County (Ky.) School Superintendent Bryan Blavatt.

Indian Hill Schools' more than 2,200 students use Web sites, mobile laptop carts, distance learning and computer integration for interdisciplinary instruction.

"The award confirms that our district has come a long way since first installing a fiber-optic network in 1989," said Quattrone, who will receive the award Feb. 19 at the association's national conference in San Francisco.

Amberley Village to discuss development

AMBERLEY VILLAGE - A residential development proposal for the former Crest Hills Country Club property will be discussed at village council's 7:30 meeting Monday night.

Officials of Hal Homes Inc., a Blue Ash firm, will talk to council about development on the 133-acre tract that is now zoned for parks. To build houses on the property, the developer would need village council to approve a zoning change.

But a group of residents who want the property to remain undeveloped have formed a group called Save Amberley Village to fight the proposal. Members of that group are expected to be on hand tonight to voice their objections to a zoning change.

Country club to host program on depression

LIBERTY TWP. - Having trouble finding the holiday spirit?

A free lunch and program called "How to Beat Holiday Depression & Bring Some Cheer into Your Life" is being offered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Four Bridges Country Club, 6801 Butler-Warren Road.

The free monthly Women of Excellence Lunch and Learn is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Butler County Chamber of Commerce and UC Physicians. For reservations, call the chamber at (513) 777-3600.

Springboro prepares to turn on its lights

SPRINGBORO - Light Up Springboro, a day when many area residents turn on their Christmas lights and have luminaria on display, will be Dec. 14.

In conjunction with the event, the city's Beautification and Recognition Board will be out visiting neighborhoods looking for properties to nominate for the annual Holiday Decorations Awards. The number of awards given each year varies from four to six.

The winners will be notified and awards will be presented at a council meeting early next year.

Merry Christmas from Bethel: Free parking

BETHEL - Parking is free along the Plane Street business area for the holiday season.

The nickel-and-dime parking meters were covered Nov. 28 and will remain covered until Jan. 5. Metered parking usually costs 20 cents for two hours.

Recreation jobs open for Blue Ash teens

BLUE ASH - The city is looking for youths who'd like a part-time job in the Blue Ash Recreation/Sports Division.

Youths 15 and older can find out more about seasonal and year-round positions at a Jan. 31 job fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 745-8550.

Input sought on intersection work

NORWOOD - It's one of the messiest municipal traffic tangles in Greater Cincinnati, and Monday you can have your say about fixing it.

Officials want to hear from the public Monday night at Norwood City Hall on the planned realignment of the busy intersection of the Norwood Lateral, Montgomery Road, Norwood Avenue and Carthage Avenue. A hearing will be from 5-7 p.m.

City officials and representatives of project consultant TEC Engineering will be there.

12.3-mile run/walk for the fun of it

DOWNTOWN - Today's Seven Hills Run/Walk offers a challenging course but without any pressure - no times are kept and no results are recorded. The 12.3-mile event features a rugged layout with steep hills from downtown to Price Hill's Community Center. Return transportation is provided. Registration begins at 8 a.m. today, Butterfield Senior Center, 22 Garfield Place, downtown. The cost to enter is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Information: 352-8330.

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Sixty-two years ago today, three Ohioans aboard separate Navy battleships displayed such extraordinary courage and disregard for their own lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that they received the Medal of Honor.

Each was killed in action.

Today, the American Legion County Council of Clermont County will hold a Pearl Harbor memorial service at 2 p.m. at the bandstand located at Susanna Way and George Street in New Richmond.

TRAFFIC WATCH

• Madeira: The intersection of Miami and Railroad avenues will be closed today for construction. It may be reopened Monday.

• Hamilton: Beckett Street will be closed to through traffic and on-street parking will be prohibited because of a water main replacement starting Monday, Dec. 15. Construction will last until the end of January.




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