Thursday, October 28, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Arlington Heights cops get W. Chester cruiser

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Another Arlington Heights police officer will be back on patrol soon, thanks to West Chester Township police and trustees.

Hamilton County's smallest village, which had one of its three police cruisers totaled last week, is being given a surplus 1996 Chevrolet cruiser from the Butler County township.

Trustees Tuesday unanimously approved donating the car, one of 15 well-worn police vehicles slated for auction.

"Taxpayers already paid for it once. There was no sense making them pay for it again," said David Gully, township administrator.

The Chevy with 87,000 miles will replace a wrecked 1998 Ford with 128,000 miles.

The village also has two 2000 Fords - each with more than 89,000 - used by two full-time and eight part-time officers, said Police Chief Robert Lawson.

"It's fabulous! We can't thank West Chester enough," Lawson said.

Mayor Joseph Harper said the financially strapped village didn't have $30,000 now to buy a new replacement car.

"It might even be better than the ones we've got," Harper said.

Indoor ice rink plans proceed in Indian Hill

INDIAN HILL - The newly formed Indian Hill Winter Club is on its way to building a 40,000-square-foot indoor ice rink and fitness center at the edge of the city's new Grand Valley park.

Council agreed this week to lease four acres on Fletcher Road for 50 years to the private club, with annual payments of $14,800 beginning in January 2006, when the lodge-style center is expected to open off Ohio 126.

The agreement calls for payments to increase every five years, based on the Consumer Price Index, city manager Mike Burns said.

Seminar on falls Friday at Christ

MOUNT AUBURN - Seniors and the people who care for them can learn more Friday about making their homes safer from falls.

Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury for older adults.

The seminar, presented by staff from the Christ Hospital rehabilitation unit, will be at 1 p.m. at the hospital's Centennial Pavilion in the A-level atrium.

For more information, call (513) 585-0078.

Four nursing awards given by Mt. St. Joe

Four people will be honored Nov. 4 at the College of Mount St. Joseph's annual Leadership in Nursing Awards program.

Mary Arnold Long, a nurse specialist at Drake Center, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Nurse Leader award; Patricia G. Bondurant, a director of newborn intensive care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and Christine Colella, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, will receive Distinguished Nurse Educator awards; and Brother Ignatius Perkins, professor at Spalding University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Nursing award.

Contributors: Sheila McLaughlin, John Kiesewetter, Tim Bonfield

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