Saturday, February 7, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Township fears poles will fall into street

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Fearing that up to 15 telephone poles could fall onto West Chester Drive, township trustees filed a complaint Friday against Cincinnati Bell with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

"These things are literally going to fall down. It's dangerous," says David Gully, township administrator.

Poles on the north side of West Chester Drive near Lakota West High School and Jag's Restaurant, owned by Trustee George Lang, will "fall into the roadway" when a guy wire is removed, the complaint said.

A Cincinnati Bell manager promised to remove the poles four years ago, says Mike Huxol, township project manager.

New Richmond ponders new high school

NEW RICHMOND - The New Richmond Exempted Village Schools district will host a community forum 2 p.m. Sunday to discuss its facilities master plan at New Richmond High School, 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road.

Survey and focus group results will be discussed. They look at the district's five buildings - ranging in age from Locust Elementary School built in 1997 to New Richmond Elementary School built in the early 1950s - said Superintendent Charles Moore.

College Hill gets more planning time

COLLEGE HILL - Cincinnati Planning Commission voted Friday to freeze development of College Hill's main corner, allowing the neighborhood more time to draw up a plan to redevelop the corner of Hamilton Avenue and West North Bend Road.

The commission was responding to rumors of an imminent sale of Shuller's Wigwam, a restaurant that's been closed since 2002. Three of the four corners of the intersection are now vacant.

Rail crossing to close in Hamilton

HAMILTON - CSX Transportation will permanently close the Vine Street railroad crossing to traffic Monday.

A 2001 agreement between CSX and the city determined that three crossings would be closed in exchange for a new crossing at the Washington Boulevard extension through Millikin Woods, which is scheduled to open Monday.

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