Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Neighborhood Briefs

Nativity appoints hearing committee

PLEASANT RIDGE - Three people have been named to a due-process hearing panel at Nativity Parish that will consider Bob Herring's challenge to his termination as Nativity School principal.

The church's pastor, the Rev. Marc Sherlock, fired Herring Nov. 24 over "philosophical differences."

Panel members are chairman Mark F. Weber, the Rev. Dennis F. Caylor and Thomas F. Phalen Jr.

The panel has been formed in accordance with the due-process guidelines of the Nativity Parish, with approval of Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk.

Weber is an attorney with the law firm of Weber and Knapp in Kenwood and a member of the Blue Ash City Council.

Caylor, Sherlock's appointee, is pastor of St. Raphael/St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, Ohio.

Phalen, a Nativity parishioner, is a former labor and employment attorney who works with the Department of Labor as an administrative law judge.

The date, time and place of the hearing will be announced later this week.

Jewish unveiling mammography van

SPRINGDALE - Jewish Hospital will unveil a new mobile mammography van today at Avon Products, 175 Progress Place.

The van was purchased with a $450,000 gift from the Avon Foundation. The money includes funds raised by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Cincinnati in May.

Leaf collection last

for year in Cheviot

CHEVIOT - The last day of this city's free leaf pick-up collection program is Friday.

Residents should place leaves in the grassy areas between the sidewalk and street by 7 a.m.

For properties without sidewalks, leaves can be placed at the curb.

Stopping the leaf pickup does not affect the city's yard waste collection program, which continues year-round. Leaves-only pickup will resume next fall.

For more information call City Hall at 661-2700.

Mariemont prepared to sue over rail yard

MARIEMONT - Village leaders are giving a Columbia Township rail yard transfer station two more weeks to come up with a plan to muffle its noise.

A representative from Bulkmatic Transport Co. told Mariemont Village Council late Monday that the company will resolve the problem.

However, Bulkmatic officials have yet to produce concrete plans, leaving some village leaders skeptical.

"We are hopeful, but the noise still is going on," Mayor Dan Policastro said Tuesday. "We will be locked and loaded to file a lawsuit in two to three weeks."

Village officials and residents have been complaining for years about noise at Bulkmatic. Last month, several neighbors urged council to sue the company to try to stop the noise.

Baptist churches help foster care recruiting

MIDDLETOWN - Three Middletown churches will help the Butler County Children Services recruit foster care and adoptive parents 5 p.m. Saturday at McKinley Elementary School, 1210 S. Verity Parkway.

A 6 p.m. presentation will be followed by gospel music, Christian comedy and a fashion show. Co-sponsoring the event are Mount Zion Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and United Missionary Baptist Church. Information: (513) 887-4055.

Lions Club sponsors breakfast with Santa

CARLISLE - Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the city of Carlisle and the Carlisle Lions Club, is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lions Club, 465 Park Drive.

The event is open to the public. Cost, $3, includes a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Children will have a chance to sit on Santa's knee and receive a goody bag with small toys and candy. Parents can take pictures of their children with Santa.

Reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space, but they are not required. Call Town Hall at (937) 746-0555.

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