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June 2012

Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel American Red Cross Continues to Aid Those in Need

Commissioner Monzel talks with Susan Redman-Rengstorf during a tour of the Red Cross facility located at 2111 Dana Avenue.

Computer & TV Recycling Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste is sponsoring a TV and personal computer drop off for HC residents (proof of residency is required). Now thru October 31, items will be accepted at no charge. Go to or call 946-7766 to find out more.

On March 2nd of this year, the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross mobilized their network of volunteers in response to the devastating tornadoes that swept the Tri-State that afternoon. More than 100 volunteers responded to the call. Since that Friday, the Red Cross has offered shelter, food, emotional support and relief supplies to those that were affected by the deadly tornadoes. Commissioner Chris Monzel was recently able to take an in depth look at the operation and organization of the Dana Avenue regional facility. “The citizens of Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County are very fortunate to have such a compassionate group of volunteers dedicated to helping others in their greatest time of need ,” Monzel said. To find out more about the American Red Cross, go to:

Hamilton County Updates Last month, Commissioners received a presentation on the job marketability in Cincinnati and Hamilton County from Denyse Ferguson, Executive Director of Jobs Ohio- Cincinnati USA Partnership, a regional economic development initiative directed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Tasked with attracting new business, jobs and investment in the 3-state, 15county region, Cincinnati USA Partnership achieves this by marketing the region domestically and internationally and by identifying retention issues and opportunities while partnering with local communities to win projects. The work of Cincinnati USA Partnership is supported through a five-year campaign with investment from approximately 200 companies, public economic development organizations and over 1,000 Chamber members. To learn more about Cincinnati USA Partnership and its role in Hamilton county, go to:

On May 10, 2012 on behalf of the BOCC, Commissioner Monzel offered congratulations to AMP Vehicles and Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati on their newly formed business relationship.

What is OKI ? The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is a council comprised of local governments, business organizations and community groups and is represented by 117 members from nearly 200 communities in the eight-county, three state region. Formed in 1964, OKI works to solve transportation issues such as the Brent Spence Bridge, create far-reaching development plans and provide services to the public and has final authority over all federal dollars spent on transportation in the region. To find out more about current and future projects of OKI, go to:

Symmes Township is situated in the north east corner of Hamilton County. The Township was formed in 1824 from the eastern portion of Sycamore Township and bears the name of Judge John Cleves Symmes who in 1788 made the Miami Purchase which led to the founding of Cincinnati. Early maps give clues to present day areas. The Harper family owned large tracts of land in the area now known as Harper’s Station. The Humphreys contributed Humphrey Road and the Humphrey Hill Subdivision. Ann Enyart, Daniel Knicely, and D. Ertel, whose many fields were the inspiration for Fields Ertel Road. For more information go to www. Excerpt taken from website.

Happy Father ’s Day! June 17th

Hamilton County Happenings The fourth weekend of June marks the 38th annual PANEGYRI Greek Festival in Springfield Twp. What started as a small Greek dinner, has reached a point where the expected number of guests is no less than one hundred thousand. Experience a taste of Greece through authentic, hand-made food delicacies, while enjoying live Greek music and dances. Festival hours are Friday, June 22th, 5pm-11pm, Saturday, June 23rd, 3pm11pm and Sunday, June 24th 1pm-8pm. Admission price is $2 (children 12 and under free). A portion of the admission price will be donated to Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank's Power Pack Program. To find out more information, go to

Contact Chris Monzel ph.: 513-946-4409 email: 138 E. Court St., Room 603 Cincinnati, OH 45202

Did you know? June is National Safety Month! Check out the National Safety Council at for safety tips for you and your family!

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Monthly Monzel Report, June 2012