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D ELHI PRESS Your Community Press newspaper serving Delhi Township and Sayler Park 75¢ A SENSATION A7 Seton has annual Setonsation. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Delhi goes outside for IT By Monica Boylson The Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre will perform the musical “Grease” at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts from July 26 through Aug. 4. Molly O’Brien Peters, center, an alumna of the young people’s theater group, came back to choreograph the show. With her are cast members, from left, Kalie Kaimann, Montana Hatfield, Aaron Marshall and Macy Martin. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Teens dancing in ‘Grease’ By Kurt Backscheider West Price Hill — Kalie Kai- mann and Aaron Marshall said audiences will enjoy the energy they see on stage when the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre presents “Grease.” Kaimann, a Delhi Township teen who plays Sandy Olsen in the classic show, and Marshall, a Milford teen who portrays Danny Zuko, are among the roughly 80 teenagers who have been rehearsing this summer for the musical, which marks the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s 31st annual production. Based at the Covedale Cen- ter for the Performing Arts, the Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) helps young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 hone their theater skills. Kaimann, a Seton High School junior who is in her fourth year with the program, said she was introduced to CYPT by her voice teacher. “I fell in love with it,” she said. “It’s the best summer program I’ve ever been involved in.” Marshall said this is his first year with the organization, and it’s a dream come true to play the leading male role. “I’ve always wanted to be in DREAM COME TRUE Hear how Molly O’Brien Peters views Her work on “grease.” See Cincinnati.Com/westpricehill a production of ‘Grease,’” he said. “I just really love the theater, and I want to get into theater as a career.” Macy Martin, a Northern Kentucky native entering her sophomore year at the University of Cincinnati, took a few years off from the program but said she had to return for her final year. She said CYPT is a great place for like-minded teens to grow as performers. “It’s an opportunity for young people to have a great experience and see how other young people work in the theater,” Martin said. “You see how others perform, you work together and learn from each other.” Because “Grease” features several dance numbers, director and CYPT founder Tim Perrino brought in an alumna of the program to choreograph the dance scenes. Molly O’Brien Peters, a Delhi Township native, said she performed in three CYPT shows when she was a teenSee DANCING, Page A2 Dreams come true at Delhi Police Dept. By Monica Boylson Delhi Twp. — Mark Myers said he’s found his dream job as a police officer in the township. “This is an honor for me and a dream come true,” the 31year-old said. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had an interest in police work.” The Delhi resident said he was “hooked” after riding with a Delhi policeman in 2008. “I thought it was the best thing in the world,” he said. “It was right after the ride-along that I signed up for the police academy.” Myers attended the Great Oaks Police Academy in 2008, SUMMER PLAY Legion ready for regional tourney See story, A8 and has worked for the New Richmond and Mount Healthy police departments. He said he most enjoys getting out in the community to interact with people. “I haven’t found anything that I don’t like about the job,” he said. “I even like the paperwork.” Also joining Myers on the Delhi Township Police Department is 23-year-old Joe Goddard. The township resident said that he’s always aspired to be a police officer in Delhi. “I tried the Explorers program and ever since then it was what I wanted to do,” he See DREAMS, Page A2 RITA’S KITCHEN Time is now for blue ribbon muffin See story, B3 Joining the Delhi Township Police Department are, from left, Mark Myers, 31, and Joe Goddard, 23, both of Delhi. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Contact The Press News ...................923-3111 Retail advertising .....768-8404 Classified advertising .242-4000 Delivery ...............853-6263 See page A2 for additional information Delhi Twp. — The township is outsourcing its information technology work. Delhi has contracted with EC Link, technology company in Northside, to provide supplemental work for the township. The service agreement between the township and EC Link shows the township will pay $780 per month to the company to provide service. Other services they have to perform outside of their agreed-upon contract are billed at $105 per hour, and Landrum services performed outside of normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will be billed $157.50 per hour, or 1.5 times the standard pay, according to the master service agreement. If $780 of service isn’t provided each month, the township will be reimbursed, township administrator Pete Landrum said. Additionally, any hours not used during a given time period will be carried over to the next period. Landrum said that the township has been looking for ways to save money and one way was to eliminate one IT position to contract with EC Link. He said information services support technician Keith Carson was told several months ago the township was eliminating his position so he could look for other work. The board of trustees accepted Carson’s resignation, effective July 2, during a June 26 board meeting. “The general fund revenues have declined 70 percent from 2011 to projected 2014 revenues,” he said. Landrum said the township’s net savings by not filling the position and contracting with the technology company are about $66,000. Carson said he was prepared to resign. “I can’t say I didn’t really see it coming,” he said. “It was kind of move on or be unemployed.” “It is a great loss of IT knowledge and experience that Keith is leaving,” Landrum said. “But we wish him the best and much success to him and his family.” The 35-year-old has accepted a position with a local consulting agency. He has worked for Delhi Township for eight years. IT Director Patti Dignan will be the only township IT employee and will take on more responsibilities. Some duties have been assigned to other township employees. Landrum said EC Link will provide 18 hours of service per quarter. 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