Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Butler County drivers can report potholes

HAMILTON - Greg Wilkens wants Butler County residents to volunteer for pothole patrol.

Motorists can report a pothole on the 271 miles of county maintained roads to Wilkens at the Butler County engineer's office by e-mail,, or by phone, 867-5744 or 424-9144.

Major county roads include Union Centre Boulevard, Tylersville Road, Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Princeton Road, Yankee Road, Millikin Road, Beckett Road, West Chester Road and Hamilton-New London Road.

If a pothole is reported for a city or township road outside county jurisdiction, the person will be referred to the correct agency, said Chris Petrocy, public information supervisor.

Loveland chamber doesn't expel member

LOVELAND - The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce board did not take action Tuesday on a request to expel member David Miller for publicly criticizing the organization.

Instead, trustees "moved to review the bylaws in reference to membership," executive director Paulette Leeper said. She declined to elaborate.

"The press is moving way faster than the board is moving on this issue," she said.

Miller, who is leading the charge against a Loveland zoning amendment on the March 2 ballot, accused the chamber of an improper liaison with city officials, who want to allow commercial zoning in some residential areas.

Miller's statement criticized the chamber's sponsorship of a debate because the organization publicly supported the city's actions to expand commercial zoning and had accepted donations from the city to sponsor golf outings.

Chamber trustee John Hill, a developer, had asked the chamber to oust Miller, saying he "had gone well out of his way to undermine the position of the chamber."

Auto-dial system alerts Indian Hill residents

INDIAN HILL - Notification of emergencies is a phone call away, thanks to a new automated system that dials 1,000 households a minute.

Called CodeRED, the service will alert residents through a pre-recorded message about hazardous incidents, reports of missing persons or boil water advisories, village officials said.

Residents are encouraged to update their contact information through the village Web site,

Waynesville cancels village boil advisory

WAYNESVILLE - A boil advisory that had been in effect since last week was canceled Tuesday.

Warren County and village officials have determined the water is safe to drink, so boiling is no longer necessary.

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