SPRING ELEGANCE B1 Event Chair Susan Greiner along with Mike Wilson and Joan McLean Volume 83 Number 17 © 2010 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Your Community Press newspaper serving Delhi Township and Sayler Park E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We d n e s d a y, A p r i l 2 1 , 2 0 1 0 PRESS W e b s i t e : c o m m u n i t y p r e s s . c om B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 50¢ Runners gear up for marathon By Heidi Fallon email@example.com Enter the butterfly photo contest The Butterfly Show runs through June 20 at the Krohn Conservatory. The show and Cincinnati.Com have teamed up for a Butterfly Show Photo Contest. The top three finishers will receive four tickets to the 2010 Butterfly Show, a panoramic photo book from Krohn Conservatory and a “Capture Cincinnati” book from Enquirer Media. To get started go to Cincinnati.com/Share and log in or create free account. Click “Publish Photos” then look for the “Butterfly Show Contest” link to upload your photos. Be sure to include your name and the community where you live in the caption. They have been running for the sheer fun of it, but now, C.O. Harrison Elementary School students are getting serious. Fourth- and fifth-graders who are members of the school’s Running Club, are in training to compete in the city’s Flying Pig Marathon. Teachers Penny Ferguson and Emily Amlin sponsor the club, which has become part of the school’s intramural roster. “It started as a way for our students to get a bit of exercise in a fun way after school,” Amlin said. This year, she said, club members have the opportunity to log the miles they run as part of HEIDI FALLON/STAFF C. O. Harrison Elementary School fifth-grader Jailah Long stretches before setting off for her daily run around the school. Who’s top sport? More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. FOR DETAILS, SEE A8 Here’s looking at you Do you know where this is in the Delhi area? If not, it’s time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to delhipress@community press.com or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s correct guessers on B5. For the Postmaster Published weekly every Wednesday. Periodical postage paid at Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 USPS 006-879 POSTMASTER: Send address change to The Delhi Press 5556 Cheviot Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247 $30 for one year To place an ad, call 242-4000. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF Classmates Jailah Long and Keith Keiser team up to run around their C. O. Harrison Elementary School getting ready for the Flying Pig Marathon. the club for the marathon requirements. They will run 25 total miles at the school, then run the final mile during the May marathon. “It’s a mile the route we run around the school,” said Keith Keiser, preparing to take a lap. “I joined the club to be healthy and get fit and talk with my friends while we run.” Jailah Long, also a fifth-grader, said she hopes her love of running will take her to the Olympics some day. “I love to run and I want to do it in college and, hopefully, the Olympics,” Long said. For now, Long and several others in the 50member Running Club, are concentrating on the upcoming marathon. “Even if you don’t enter the race or not,” Long said, “being in the club is fun because you know when you’re done that you tried your best and can feel proud that you did something you didn’t think you could do.” Delhi scales down new vehicle buy By Heidi Fallon firstname.lastname@example.org Debate on a plan to reallocate township vehicles ended with a split decision to buy two new fire department vehicles. The police department also will be getting a new van. Delhi Township Administrator Gary Schroeder and township department heads had recommended buying five vehicles. Four of those new vehicles would have been for fire department use. The fifth vehicle is the van the police department requested to replace an older model van. Buying five new vehicles would have allowed for the reallocation of older, less dependable vehicles to be used among the departments. Tr u s t e e s Duebber Mike Davis and Jerry Luebbers balked at spending the money to buy all but the police van and the two vehicles to replace 13- and 14-year-old Explorers in the fire department. Davis said it would be hard to justify the expenditures to taxpayers given the current economy and the township’s pledge to keep a tight budget. While Trustee Al Duebber argued that buying the five vehicles now would be a better fiscal plan in the long run, Luebbers disagreed. The fire department’s two vehicles, estimated at $23,700 each, will come from the department’s budget. The money for the police department van will be transferred from the general fund to the police budget. The police department is using its proceeds from auctioning off a 1988 van and several other vehicles. Schroeder said that instead of auctioning off the two fire department Explorers as planned, trustees could decide to keep them for use by another department. Currently, the parks and recreation department and township administration do not have designated township vehicles. The zoning department’s vehicle is an old police cruiser in need of repairs. Duebber said the fact that Sandy Monahan, parks and recreation director, and Schroeder are driving their own vehicles is a concern to him in terms of liability. He said that needs to be addressed as the vehicle use policy is being reviewed. Delhi civic group hosts annual cleanup By Heidi Fallon email@example.com A spring cleaning is in store for Delhi Township. The Delhi Civic Association has its annual Great American Cleanup Saturday, April 24. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, plant flowers and tackle other to-do items. Participants should gather at the Delhi Township Park Lodge, 5125 Foley Road, for the 9:30 a.m. to noon event. Volunteers will be treated to a grill-out after the chores are done. Delhi Township also has its annual Clean Up Day Saturday, May 1. Residents can lug all that stuff that’s been piling up in garages and attics to the senior/community center parking lot, 647 Neeb Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proof of residency is required. No yard waste, computer equipment, hazardous chemicals, liquids, paint, batteries or closed drums will be accepted. All tires must be removed from rims. Appliances such as washing machines and dryers, and lawnmowers, if all fluids have been drained, will be accepted. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will be accepted only with a certificate of evacuation. There’s a $15 fee per unit for this service. All residents must pre-register and pre-pay no later than Friday, April 30. Registration and payment will be accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the township administration building, 934 Neeb Road, or the Delhi Township Public Works Department, 665 Neeb Road. Residents must be in line by 1 p.m. to participate in this free event. For more information call Dan Ryan at 922-8609. FILE PHOTO Lydia Brigham appears to be having a good time at least year’s Great American Cleanup.