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PERSON 2 PERSON B1 Camp Dennison resident Mary Simandl at the Hamilton County 4H Community Fair at Stricker’s Grove. Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township Email: Website: We d n e s d a y, J u l y 2 7 , 2 0 1 1 Volume 93 Number 23 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED What’s online? What you will find on our Web site this week: • John Marschhausen, superintendent of the Loveland City Schools, recently returned from a four-day, all-expensespaid Apple Summer Institute sponsored by Apple Inc. at its corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The institute is designed to find innovative ways to maintain quality services in an era of declining educational resources, Marschhausen said. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND Cane scrutiny A giant plastic Christmas candy cane was among the garbage pulled from the Scenic Little Miami River during a river clean up. “That looks like part of a giant candy cane,” said Nate Holscher, project director for Rivers Unlimited and one of several partners in the river clean up effort. “That’s good. That’s Christmas in July.” SEE LIFE, B1 A first for Miami Miami Township trustees named Sue Madsen the new assistant police chief at their meeting Tuesday, July 19. Madsen has been a lieutenant with the Union Madsen Township Police Department and also runs Union Township’s communications center. She will replace Capt. Steve Rogers, who retired in May. SEE STORY, A4 Collection time In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Loveland Herald. Your carrier retains half of this amount Smith along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Liam Smith. Liam is 11-years-old and attends Loveland Intermediate School. He enjoys baseball, basketbll and soccer. Liam has been a carrier for a little more than a year and is saving his money for a rainy day. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110. To place an ad, call 242-4000. B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 50¢ It’s summer, and we’re all just trying to live in the … Heat of the moment JEANNE HOUCK/STAFF Terry Woods of Newtonsville picks out corn to buy at the Blooms & Berries roadside market in Loveland. By Jeanne Houck LOVELAND – A heat index in the triple digits did not stop a steady stream of customers from stopping at a Blooms & Berries roadside market in Loveland one hot recent afternoon. “It’s not been too bad. People just love the fresh produce,” said Lyn Oury of Loveland, an employee of Blooms & Berries, based in Hamilton Township. Oury was selling corn, potatoes, watermelons, tomatoes, peaches and more at the roadside market near New Hope Baptist Church on Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland. The usual crowd of cyclists at the Loveland Bike Trail on Railroad Avenue was considerably thinned and just two people were spiking balls at the Grand Sands All-Season Beach Volleyball on Loveland-Madeira Road. Which was probably a good thing as health experts urged people to stay cool and hydrated. Chief Otto Huber of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department said his agency was not fielding heat-related calls. “Nothing to speak of,” Huber said. “The elderly get a little anxious and increase EMS calls, but no heat-related yet.” Bethesda North Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen an increase in heat-related problems, Jarrad Lifshitz, an emergency medicine physician at the hospital in Montgomery, said. “The staff has seen patients who ended up suffering heatrelated issues for a variety of reasons, including having worked in their yard too long, having an outdoor job requiring long hours in JEANNE HOUCK/STAFF A man takes a break near the parking lot by the Loveland Bike Trail on Railroad Avenue in Loveland, uncharacteristically empty of vehicles and bikes this hot afternoon. the heat, being in the heat at an amusement park for extended hours, golfing, etc. …,” Lifshitz said. “The heat can have serious health consequences if people aren’t careful. The most serious heat-related malady is heat stroke. “Heat stroke is caused by the body being unable to regulate its internal temperature,” Lifshitz said. “It’s called a heat stroke because it mimics a stroke with neurological problems that can be permanent.” Lifshitz said high temperatures also can lead to heat exhaustion and to severe dehydration requir- ing hospitalization if people get too hot. Sycamore Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter said the department saw an increased amount of calls last Monday about power outages and electrical overheating with the rising temperatures. “Any power outage of any length of time is very dangerous to our nursing homes and assisted living,” Jetter said. Firefighters are also at risk in the extreme heat. Jetter said they are more likely to develop dehydration in a short period of time. “That’s why on working fires or long incidents, extra companies are called for relief and assis- tance,” Jetter said. He recommends that residents maintain a constant setting on the thermostat, eat small meals to help the digestive system and to drink fluids with electrolytes Jetter also recommends that residents wait to do outside work until after 7 p.m. “Heat and cold can present various health issues to our children and seniors. Make sure someone checks on them all the time. Rapid cooling of the body can be traumatic to one system so wear loose-fitting clothing and allow the body to repel the heat so See HEAT on page A2 Resident wants path to new Symmes park By Amanda Hopkins SYMMES TOWNSHIP – As construction on the park at the Rozzi property continues, a resident in an adjacent neighborhood wants more accessibility to the park for township residents. Larry Riesenberg said he wants the trustees to consider adding sidewalks or paths that would help connect residents on Woodwind Drive and Allegro Court to the park. Riesenberg said the park is easier to access from Loveland than from Symmes Township, because their are sidewalks on Lebanon Road, but not on Union Cemetery Road. “The priority is getting (Symmes Township residents) GOLD PRICES ARE UP! WE BUY GOLD! “ANY KIND” OLD, BROKEN, UNWANTED, WORN OUT, ETC, ETC. CE-0000464694 HERALD into their park,” Riesenberg said during the July 12 trustees meeting. “(Loveland residents) can walk there, we can’t and we’re paying for (the park).” In Phase One of the park construction project, there are no plans to build sidewalks or paths to connect the residents. Symmes Township Trustee Jodie Leis said the idea of paths and sidewalks were talked about it in the planning process, but were not part of the first phase of construction. She said it could come up again for the next phases of the park of the next few years. “It is not forgotten,” Leis said. During the July 12 meeting, the trustees approved a bid playground equipment for the new park from Playworld Midstates. It will cost an additional $105,116 Gold and The projected site plan for the Rozzi Park property. for the equipment which includes a tree-house theme. Park project manager Doug Rack from Turner Construction said “sporadic heavy rains” have messed with the construction schedule, but that the sitework Silver BRING IN THIS AD AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL 10% MORE MONEY PAID BY GRAM WT. contractor, Kelchner, continues to work overtime “at no cost to the township.” He said the the park is still scheduled to be complete at the end of November. WA T K I N S J E W E L R Y P L U S FULL SERVICE JEWELRY STORE 547 Loveland Madeira Rd. • Loveland, OH 45140 • 513-683-3379 SHOPPERS HAVEN PLAZA


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