Thursday, September 2, 2004

Fairfield police reduce
traffic control staffing

In the schools

FAIRFIELD - Beginning Friday, most of the police officers assisting in traffic control at Fairfield Freshman School will be gone.

Lt. Ken Colburn said a school resource officer would be posted at the Ohio 4/Nilles Road/Stadium Drive intersection in the morning and afternoon to direct traffic and help students safely cross Ohio 4.

Freshmen school staff will continue to direct traffic where needed behind the school.

At the senior high school, additional lanes to guide parents dropping off their children have been painted in the back of the school where buses used to park.

Principal Paul Waller has designated the Holden Boulevard entrance for student traffic only during the start and end of classes.

After one week without busing for grades 9-12, school and police officials said things are going about as smoothly as can be expected as parents get used to the routine.

"It's inconvenient, but we're coping the best we can," Waller said.

Teacher moves to administration

TRENTON - An Edgewood High School graduate has moved from the classroom to the principal's office.

Industrial technology teacher Jeff Dennis was named assistant principal, replacing Tod Baldwin.

The 1978 graduate received a two-year contract and will earn $69,163 annually.

Soccer games free to some young players

MASON - Youth soccer players participating in the SAY soccer program will get to see two Mason High School games if they attend the game with a paying adult.

SAY Nights are 7 p.m. today at the boys' soccer game against Glen Este High School and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the girls' game against Harrison High School.

Students should wear their SAY jerseys for free admission.

Healthy practices earn 'Best' award

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Hopewell Elementary School was named gold-level Governor's Buckeye Best Healthy School for the second year in a row.

The Best Healthy School award is presented by the Ohio Department of Health to schools that rank high in educational programs on tobacco, nutrition and physical education.

The school is evaluated on 27 points including:

• Preventing tobacco use.

• Encouraging healthy food choices.

• Parental involvement.

• Fitness education and a physical education program that encourages daily exercise.

Programs open for children ages 3-5

MIDDLETOWN - Applications for Miami University Middletown's "MUM's Tots" early childhood program are being accepted.

The program is open to preschoolers ages 3-5, in full-time or part-time programs.

The program will operate weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Information/registration: 727-3220.

Web site offers medical forms

SPRINGBORO - Medical forms and information are available to families in the Springboro Community Schools at the district's updated Web site,

"It is our hope that posting all the forms and information will increase communication between our nurses and parents," said Phyllis Harover, nursing supervisor.

Visitors can click on "school health services."

Specific forms related to allergies, asthma and diabetes are online.

Gala benefits schools in city's East End

EAST END - Wings Over the Ohio Valley presents a World War II Swing Canteen-themed gala from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lunken Airport, Hangar One, 4500 Airport Road.

The gala benefits the East End Community Heritage School; the teachers and students of Cincinnati's East End neighborhood schools, Linwood and McKinley; and Checkered Flags for Kids, a nonprofit organization connecting chronically and terminally ill children with motor sports experiences and delivering educational safety programs to the community.

The program includes Like Minds Jazz Quartet and the Tom Daugherty Orchestra, recreating Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band, with dinner by Sturkey's, dancing in the hangar and a cash bar. Valet parking provided.

Also: members of the Black Sheep Squadron, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, the Amelia Earhart Project, Planes of Fame: P-40 Warhawk, Ray Diekman's FG-10 Corsair and Bills Khakis by Romualdo's in Madeira.

Tickets: $75, which includes one Lunken Air Show ticket.

Reservations and information, call 321-3699 or visit the Web site:

Sue Kiesewetter, Karen Andrew

E-mail items to or fax to 755-4150.

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