Saturday, May 15, 2004

Neighborhood briefs



Renovated station open for tours today

SPRINGFIELD TWP. - The township and police officials will celebrate the opening of the renovated and expanded police station on Compton Road today.

The dedication and a day-long open house runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1130 Compton Road.

Today's open house will include several police demonstrations, and officers will be on hand to answer questions and display police equipment. Scheduled events include a canine demonstration, representatives from a special weapons and tactics team, Taser and pepperball demonstrations and a safety house.

Wyoming principal moving to St. Marys

WYOMING - Wyoming High School's principal has been named superintendent of St. Marys City Schools, the sixth superintendent in the Ohio district's 101-year history.

Ken Baker was one of 26 applicants for the job, which begins Aug. 1

Baker received a three-year contract with an annual salary of $96,572.

Baker has been Wyoming High School principal since 1997.

St. Marys, with 2,500 studentsis 110 miles north of Cincinnati.

Wall collapse will delay road reopening

HAMILTON TWP. - Part of Butterworth Road will remain closed indefinitely because a culvert headwall that holds the soil and road in place has collapsed.

The road will be closed from Fosters-Maineville Road to Sibcy Road while crews repair the stone headwall. It is not known how long that work will take, or if an outside contractor will be needed.

The Warren County Engineer's office was notified of the collapse Friday. Engineers are not sure why the headwall collapsed, though it is likely just because of age, according to assistant county engineer Roy Henson.

Traffic is being detoured to Ohio 48 and Fosters-Maineville Road.

Anyone with questions should contact the Warren County Engineer at 513-695-3301.

Early flying machines at Middletown campus

MIDDLETOWN - The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company will bring its display of flying machines and artifacts to Miami University's Middletown campus today. The display will be in the Bennett Recreation Center, 4200 E. University Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A full-size 1902 Wright Glider is the centerpiece of the display. Also included are two flight simulators, the wind tunnel used by the Wright brothers to test their theories and designs and a timeline of their work.

Representatives from the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company will be available to answer questions and lead demonstrations. There is no admission charge.

Support the troops rally will be Sunday

WILLIAMSBURG - There will be a Troop Support Rally from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mama's Grill, 4227 All Star Drive. There will be a live band, speakers, flag ceremony, raffle and door prizes, cornhole, military personnel and a performance by the Williamsburg High School band.

Donations of protein drink mix, phone cards, magazines, lip balm, gift cards, bug spray, games, puzzles, toiletries, DVDs, CDs, etc., will be appreciated. Information: Chris Kritikos at 328-0545 or Mia Supe at 307-4555.

Christian Home has open house

MOUNT HEALTHY - Residents are invited to tour the first phase of a $500,000 renovation of Mount Healthy Christian Home, 8097 Hamilton Ave., at an open house from 1-4 p.m. on May 23.

The complex houses 137 people ages 65 and over.

Information: 931-5000.




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