Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This week at the Norwood Branch Library

Wednesday, June 1
Movers and Shakers Storytime
10:00 a.m., Ages 1-4 with adult

Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m. Ages 3-6

Saturday, June 4
Summer Reading Kick Off
Join Team Read and start your summer reading. Visit the Library to decorate a team pennant, enjoy refreshments, and sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
2:00 p.m., All ages

Friday, May 27, 2011

Norwood man says God's grace saved him from falling tree

During Monday night’s storm, Norwood resident Robert Smith was on his front porch just as a nearby tree fell, narrowly missing him and crunching his newly paid off car. He told Fox 19 he barely had time to get out of the way and survived by the grace of God. "I am extremely lucky. I am touched by an angel. I was just touched by God. The car is smashed, the car is under here, and the truck is under this mess, but I wasn't," says Smith. Smith is just one property owner of dozens in Norwood reporting damage as a result of Monday night's storms.” Click here to see a video of the tree and Mr. Smith’s interview.

Invitation to join the Summer Tour


The Norwood 21st Century After School Program is going on the road and your teen (7th through 12th grade) is invited! Contact Laura Ferguson right away at 513-924-2705 to participate in the 2011 Summer Tour.

Space is limited to 25 students. Youth will have fun, learn and hang out with friends while checking out sights in Cincinnati.

Dates: July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; August 2, 3

Students will be given drinks, snacks and a little spending money for gift shops that they may choose to spend or save.

Places we plan to visit: Horseback riding, Bengals stadium, Art Museum, Behind the scenes tour at Cincinnati Zoo, Loveland Castle, Radio Station, TV Station, Cincinnati Nature Center, Sunrock Farm, Cincinnati Reds, Playhouse in the park, Old Coney & more. The official schedule & times will be given to registered students.

(Submitted by Glenna Edwards)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free pet food distribution June 18

Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry’s next free pet food distribution day is Saturday, June 18. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until either noon or until food for 150 pet owners has been given away. The pantry provides temporary assistance to eligible owners who are struggling to feed their pets. You must bring a photo ID and come in person to be eligible. Click here for all the eligibility guidelines, including income limits, for receiving assistance.

Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is at 11367 Deerfield road in Blue Ash near the Sharonville line. Take the Reed Hartman Highway exit off 275. Follow the signs to Kemper Rd. Right on Kemper, then left on East Kemper Rd. Go through 3 traffic lights and turn right on Deerfield Rd, just before the railroad tracks. Go about 3/4 mile, and at the second sharp curve, turn right into the driveway for Circle Development/Circle Storage (just after Soccer Village). The pantry is in the first building on the right.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Invitation to “Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright”

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation invites the community to a free performance by the Mad Cap Puppets called “Tales of Flight with the Brothers Wright”. This family event will be held at the Norwood Middle School Auditorium located at 2020 Sherman Ave. on Friday June 17th at 7pm. For those who would like, we will be taking donations of nonperishable food items that will be given to the Norwood Service League’s Food Pantry. We will also have door prizes and a raffle for two six month memberships to Fitworks.

The Mad Cap Puppets combines professional puppet theater, children’s literature and world culture. It’s founder, the late Jerry Handorf was a Cincinnati native and graduate of the American School of Dance and Mime in New York City. He worked with Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and as a puppeteer on Sesame Street. He returned to Cincinnati and with Beth Kattelman founded Mad Cap Puppet Productions in 1981. Mad Cap is well known performing throughout the Midwest, Russia and the Ukraine.

Find out more about the Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation at or on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

April 2011 NFD Activities and Statistics Report

A monthly feature

A. Total of emergency responses for the month of April = 393

Medic Runs = 287
Fire Runs = 3 (Building, Brush, etc.)
Average Response Time on Runs = 3 minutes, 8 seconds (city-wide)

Number of incidents by type:
Fire Runs – 3 - (Building, Brush, etc.)
Overpressure, Explosion - 0
Rescue & Medic Unit Assists – 57 - (lock-in, extrications, traffic accidents, etc.)
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) -12 - (power lines down, arcing, spills, etc.)
Service Call - 12 - (smoke removal)
Good Intent - 4 - (odor of smoke, controlled burning)
False Alarms – 18 - (false alarms, system malfunctions, smoke detector activated, etc.)
Severe Weather - 0
Special Incident - 0

B. Fire Hydrant Activity
No hydrant activity for April

C. Bureau of Fire Safety Activities = 109
Total Inspections – 16 - (residential, schools, churches, businesses)
Total Violations – issued 25
Total Violations – corrected 12
Total Block Inspection - Unit #’s 1, 2, 3 - Rental & multi-family: 42
Referrals to Health and Building Depts. - 12
Additional Activities - 13

Monday, May 23, 2011

This week at the Norwood Branch Library

Wednesday, May 25
Movers and Shakers Storytime
10:00 a.m., Ages 1-4 with adult

Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m., Ages 3-6

Thursday, May 26
Introduction to eAudiobooks!
Learn how to download audio books to your smartphone or MP3 player. Learn how to search, borrow and download FREE audio books from the Library's website!
6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Spring Semi-Annual Norwood Street Sale Directory

Here's a link to the yard sale directory on the City's website. The sale is today and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The directory does not have the addresses of people who got their permits after Tuesday.

Gary Arthur elected to board of directors of state association

Following is Norwood Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer’s announcement of Gary Arthur’s recent election to the Ohio Association of Boards of Health Board of Directors:

May 19, 2011

I am very excited to share this news. Gary Arthur, President Pro-Tempore of the Norwood Board of Health, was just elected to the Ohio Association of Boards of Health (OABH) Board of Directors. OABH is a professional organization of local board of health members throughout Ohio. The mission of OABH is to offer opportunties for education and information exchange to board of health members to insure the health and safety of their communities. OABH is affiliated with the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH.)

Mr. Arthur has served as a member of the Norwood Board of Health since 2006. His experience as a board member from a small health department will be invaluable in insuring that the unique public health needs of communities like Norwood will be met. I am thrilled that the City of Norwood, the Norwood Board of Health and the Norwood Health Department will be represented at the state level through this opportunity. Congratulations Gary!

Pamela Walker-Bauer
Health Commissioner
Norwood Health Department

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Norwood foundation awards scholarships to 3 NHS seniors

Guest blog by Joyce McDowell

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is pleased to announce the award of a $250 College Book Scholarship to three very deserving Norwood High School seniors.

These students displayed outstanding performance in fulfilling their academic requirements for graduation while also exhibiting leadership qualities and characteristics in service to others. When reviewing the applications for this award, the CTF Foundation Scholarship Committee was amazed at the number of Norwood seniors who give of their time of talents to others. But unfortunately, we were limited in the number of scholarships we could provide.

Our first recipient was Jessica Carey who has declared a major of pre-medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She has been on the honor roll all four years and has also received an award with the Promising Young Writers each year. Jessica has worked at Angilo’s pizza in Norwood and is currently at Arthur’s Café. She has put in tons of volunteer hours helping make the world a better place through service to her school and community. In addition to Key Club, National Honor and the Young Career Explorers, she has walked for MS, organized a bake sale for Haiti hurricane victims, volunteered at the Sharpsburg Santa Shop, raised money for cancer victims, made toiletry bags and scarves, collected canned food and many other activities that go beyond self in service to others in need. Congratulations Jessica!

Our next recipient, Taylor Creech has been very active in school with cheerleading, choir, National Honor, Junior and Senior class offices, Culinary Council and the musical Footloose. She has received many academic honors and has grown up recognizing the importance of a college education to get a good job. While maintaining excellent academic performance, she held jobs at Kings Island and Hot Head Burrito and still volunteered for the American Cancer Society, Sharpsburg Elementary School and volunteers as an English tutor. She has been inspired by her baby cousin Grayson who suffers from a rare disorder of the neurological system to become a special education teacher and has been accepted into Cincinnati Christian University. Congratulations to Taylor!

Our third scholarship recipient, Bobbie Helton has been active in varsity soccer, the Indianettes dance, track, celtic band and orchestra. She is a part of the Anthony Munoz student leadership group helping to teach science concepts to elementary and junior high kids all while being employed at McDonald’s. She has earned the respect of faculty and students for her hard work, respectful attitude and sense of humor. She loves to help people and is fascinated with how the human mind works. She has been accepted into the University of Cincinnati’s Psychology program through McMicken College of Arts and Science for this fall. Congratulations Bobbie and all the 2011 graduating class of Norwood High School!

The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation is a local 501C charity established in memory of a young boy, Caleb Fuller who passed away from bone cancer a few years ago. Caleb’s mother, Arwen Fuller is also a graduate of Norwood High School. Click here to find out more about the Foundation.

Joyce McDowell
The Caleb Tate Fuller Foundation

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Selected Norwood precincts pilot tested new ePoll Book

The May issue of the “Hello Hamilton County” newsletter has the following article about the ePoll Book, the latest technology to process voters. Did any of our readers get to try it out?

Hamilton County Board of Elections

Pilots New ePoll Book Technology

Voters and poll workers in selected precincts in Norwood and Elmwood Place had the firstopportunity to test the latest technology forprocessing voters in the May 3rd Primary/Special Election.A method of “checking” a voter’s registration record for voting on Election Day, using an electronic (ePoll Book), was used. This method replaces the need for a paper Signature Poll Book. The pilot test employed the Hart InterCivic ePollBook equipment. Hart is the company that provided Hamilton County’s eScan & eSlate voting equipment.

“The ePoll Book is a secure and cost effective way to help poll workers quickly and accurately locate a voter, issue the ballot and update the voter’s record,” said Board of Elections Director Sally Krisel. “In automating this manual process, the ePollBook improves voter check-in speed while reducing paperwork and errors.”

“We were very pleased to have the opportunity to try the ePoll Book and will look for other solutions to make the voting experience in Hamilton County smooth and efficient,” said Amy Searcy, Board of Elections Deputy Director.

“Our staff, poll workers and the voters had very positive comments about our test of the ePollBook for the May Primary/Special Election,” said Krisel. “They were easy to set up, use and close down. We are looking into testing another electronic poll book in our small August 2011 Special Election and will report a summary of our field observations to our board and the County Commissioners.

(h/t Casey)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

PSA: Copper thieves targeting Norwood residential properties

Recently, a Norwood resident told us his mother’s property had been visited by copper thieves. He said they are targeting unsecured 2-family and above properties with unlocked common stairs to open basements. The thieves are known to strike in the wee hours while tenants are sleeping, then go to work quietly removing all the copper pipes with bolt cutters. The following morning, everyone wakes up to no water and thousands of dollars worth of damage.

We called Lt. Tom Williams at the NPD to find out more about this. He told us there have been dozens of break-ins like this over the last couple of years into private residential properties, particularly houses that are vacant due to foreclosure or being for sale. He advised residents to call the property owner and/or the Norwood police immediately if they see any sudden activity at a nearby vacant house. Try to get the license tag number and a description of the suspects.

Norwood student receives Buschmann Award from Xavier

Alexander Huff has received a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. Alexander will graduate from Norwood High School this spring and is active in athletics. The son of Gail & Greg Huff, Alexander plans to major in biology at Xavier. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school and amounts vary.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Norwood Health Dept. featured in Enquirer article

Yesterday’s Enquirer had an in depth article about the pros and cons of consolidating Hamilton County’s six remaining independent health departments, although much focus was on the possible merger of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County departments. Enquirer reporter Barry Horstman did some of his research for the article by attending Norwood Health Commission meeting, interviewing Norwood Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer, and accompanying NHD nurse Chandra Corbin on one of her regular home visit to check on Norwood resident Marsha Lingo. (A picture of Chandra and Ms. Lingo appears with the article.) Here’s an exerpt that quotes Ms. Lingo:

Marsha Lingo, 55, left largely bedridden by a stroke, describes her regular home check-ups from Norwood nurse Chandra Corbin as "a visit from a friend I look forward to" each week.

"Without her, I'd probably be in a cemetery," said Lingo, for whom Corbin's visits briefly expand a world largely limited to the bed pushed against a wall in her small living room where she spends nearly every hour, awake and asleep. "I describe it as like having an angel on my shoulder."

As most Norwoodians know, the Norwood Health Department, which operates on a shoestring budget like most of City departments, was at risk of being closed in favor of a contract with Hamilton County Public Health nearly 3 years ago. In the end, City Council voted to keep NHD, in large part because many of the current services would be either lost completely or greatly diminished. Mr. Horstman cites the fact that contracting Norwood Health Department services would negatively affect 16 of the 23 services NHD provides to the community. Click here to see which 16 services would be impacted.

April 2011 NPD Statistics Report

A monthly feature

The total number of incidents is all police activity for that month including officer initiated actions such as traffic stops as well as radio dispatched runs. The total number of reports is the actual number of reports taken by our police officers for that month including non-criminal reports such as Aided Cases and General Conditions reports. Total arrests include all arrests made in the City of Norwood including arrests for other agencies on warrants or capiases.

April 2011

Total Number of Incidents: 2745
Total Arrests Made: 298
Total Reports Taken: 227

Crimes Reported:

Part One Crimes Total: 109*
Part Two Crimes Total: 106**

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)

*Part One Crimes include Aggravated Assault, Forcible Rape, Murder, Robbery, Arson, Burglary, Larceny-Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft.

**Part Two Crimes include Simple Assault, Curfew, Loitering, Embezzlement, Forgery, Disorderly Conduct, DUI, Drug Offenses, Fraud, Gambling, Liquor Offenses, Offenses Against the Family, Prostitution, Public Drunkeness, Runaways, Sex Offenses, Stolen Property, Vandalism, Vagrancy, Weapons Offenses.

Lt Tom Williams
Norwood Police Department

This week at the Norwood Branch Library

Monday, May 16
Monday Evening Book Club
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18
Movers and Shakers Storytime
10:00 a.m., Ages 1-4 with adult

Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m., Ages 3-6

Friday, May 20
Friday Morning Book Club
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill
10:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ninth Annual SPCA Cincinnati Doggie Dash

Hundreds of dogs and their two-legged friends will teach others about the humane treatment of animals when they take part in the ninth annual SPCA Cincinnati Doggie Dash Walk for Kindness on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. along the Ohio River starting at Sawyer Point. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The ‘dash’ will help raise money for SPCA Cincinnati. Local celebrities will be on hand to lend their support. There will also be food, fun, a Frisbee contest, an agility course and more!

Dashers are encouraged to collect pledges for the walk. Prizes will go to the top three people with the most money in pledges. Prizes include four Diamond seats to the Cincinnati Reds, four Scout seats to the Reds and four Club seats to the Reds. A printable pledge sheet/registration form is available online at or by clicking here.

The two-mile walk along the Ohio River begins at Sawyer Point (corner of E. Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue) and will be held rain or shine. Walkers without dogs are also welcome.

Registration is $20 per person if you register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 27. Each additional family member residing in the same household and registering together is only $10 each with a maximum cost of only $50 per family!

Registration is also available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event but early registration is strongly recommended. Cost to register on the day of the event is $25.

There are four easy ways to register:
  • Mail a registration form to SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
  • Register in person at SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
  • Fax a registration form to 513-489-7394.
  • Register the day of the event.
All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Parking is available at the corner of E. Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue.

2011 Spring Semi-Annual Norwood Street Sale

Norwood Street Sale

Friday, May 20th – 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. and
Saturday, May 21st – 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.


All residents participating in the sale MUST OBTAIN A PERMIT prior to the sale dates from the Norwood Treasurer’s Office, located on the first floor of City Hall.

Permits are available Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A Permit also allows your address to be entered in a directory of sale locations!

The Directory will be available from the Treasurer’s office or online at
(closer to date of sale)Link

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A thank you to voters from Norwood students

Thank you, Norwood, for showing us we are worth it!

We want to take a moment to share our gratitude toward all of the levy voters and to the city of Norwood. We appreciate your willingness to make a difference in our education. Because of your sacrifice, students like us are better able to continue our journey to reach our dreams.

Whether you voted for or against the levy we appreciate your involvement in the situation. WE LOVE YOU! We don’t take for granted that we were one of only two districts in our region with levies that passed.

We feel valued by your support. We are glad you chose to support our generation and the future of Norwood City Schools.

Hannah, Sara, Briana and Talianna

Good Samaritans stop attempted kidnapping at McDonalds

Timothy Wayne Glanton, wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping of an elderly woman in South Carolina, is sitting in the Hamilton County Justice Center, thanks to some bystanders who stopped him from kidnapping a woman in the Norwood McDonald’s parking lot. He held a knife to the woman and told her to drive him somewhere. When she refused and started hitting her, people nearby noticed and attack ran to her aid. Norwood police caught up when him and then discovered he was wanted on charges in South Carolina. In fact, he’s on South Carolina’s Most Wanted list.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mammography van at Norwood Health Dept. this Friday

Guest blog by Pamela Walker-Bauer

On Friday, May 13 from 1:30 -4:30, the mammography van will be at the Norwood Health Department and providing no cost mammograms thanks to a generous grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. All insurance will be billed, however copays will be waived and paid for by this grant. No Insurance = No Problem! You can still schedule an appointment for this life saving screening. Call 513-956-3729 press option 2 then option 1 to schedule your appointment. Baseline screening is available for women 35-40 years old. Annual screening is available for women over 40 years old.

Pamela Walker-Bauer
Health Commissioner
Norwood Health Department

2011 Backyard Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

One Day Only Truckload Sale!

• Quantities are limited
• Easy assembly
• Fits in most cars for easy transport

Compost bin: 33” h x 31” w
Rain barrel: 34” h x 24” w

Date and Time

Saturday, May 14, 2011
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Two Locations

Village Crossings
10400 Reading Rd.
Evendale, Ohio 45241
(Corner of Reading Rd. and Glendale-Milford Rd.)

Green Township Administration Complex
6303 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
(1 mile south of I-74)


The FreeGarden™ Compost Bin $35
The FreeGarden™ Rain Barrel $50

Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard or Discover will be accepted.


• Provides an excellent soil amendment for your garden
• Can reduce your garbage output by 30%
• Converts waste into a valuable resource

Rain Barrels:

• Collect and store fresh rainwater for outside use
• Save homeowners about 1,300 gallons of water each summer
• Minimize the impact of runoff from heavy rainfall
* Rain barrels installed in the City of Cincinnati are required to direct rain barrel overflow back into the existing storm drain systems on the rain barrel owner’s property.

For more information, call the Yardwaste and Compost Hotline at 946-7755 or visit

Invitation to Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

When: Sunday, May 15
Where: Holy Trinity Church Undercroft (enter off the parking lot on the Montgomery Rd. side of the church). Click here for map.
Cost: Adults $6.00; Children $3.00
Proceeds go to charities.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Message from Mayor Williams to Norwood residents

Guest blog by Mayor Williams

As most of our citizens are painfully aware, Duke Energy has been in the process of replacing the gas lines through the City for the past five years. Each year, a selected section of the City is chosen for the process. This usually begins in early Spring and continues well into the Fall. There have, in the past, been complaints and problems for our residents, and these have usually been resolved in a relatively short time.

This year has not gone well, and we have had more problems than in any year in the past. On Thursday, May 5, Joe Geers and I sent an email to our Duke Government Representative and expressed our total displeasure with Duke on how their subcontractor was conducing their operation in the replacement process. Shortly after sending the email, Mr. Geers received a call from a Duke Representative whose responsibility is to oversee the subcontractor. Mr. Geers was assured that there would be improvement. We, of course, will monitor the situation and hold them to their word.

Thomas F. Williams, Mayor
City of Norwood

This week at the Norwood Branch Library

Wednesday, May 11
Movers and Shakers Storytime
10:00 a.m., Ages 1-4 with adult

Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m., Ages 3-6

Saturday, May 14
Lego Club
3:00-4:00 a.m., Ages 6-12

Friday, May 06, 2011

John Fenton finished 100th in Flying Pig Marathon

Guest blog by Victor Schneider

Former City of Norwood Councilman John Fenton finished 100th in the Flying Pig Marathon this past weekend. He ran the Flying Pig Marathon in 3 hours 14 minutes and 39 seconds. That is 26.2 miles! The Enquirer proudly stated his hometown as Norwood. I am sure that John made them aware. Congratulations to John are in order for representing Norwood so well! About the Flying Pig: Cincinnati Marathon, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed to host a national event, the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, which raises money for charities. Proceeds will be donated to a list of over thirty charities.

Victor Schneider

Addendum: Click here to see all the marathons John Fenton has entered since 2000. We count just over 100!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

March 2011 NFD Activities and Statistics Report

A monthly feature

A. Total of emergency responses for the month of March = 429

Medic Runs = 304
Fire Runs = 8 (Building, Brush, etc.)
Average Response Time on Runs = 3 minutes, 17 seconds (city-wide)

Number of incidents by type:
Fire Runs – 8 - (Building, Brush, etc.)
Overpressure, Explosion - 2
Rescue & Medic Unit Assists – 71 - (lock-in, extrications, traffic accidents, etc.)
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) -9 - (power lines down, arcing, spills, etc.)
Service Call - 10 - (smoke removal)
Good Intent - 10 - (odor of smoke, controlled burning)
False Alarms – 13 - (false alarms, system malfunctions, smoke detector activated, etc.)
Severe Weather - 0
Special Incident - 2

B. Fire Hydrant Activity
No hydrant activity for March

C. Bureau of Fire Safety Activities = 459
Total Inspections – 120 - (residential, schools, churches, businesses)
Total Violations – issued 142
Total Violations – corrected 148
Total Block Inspection - Unit #’s 1, 2, 3 - Rental & multi-family: 4
Additional Activities: 42
Referrals to Health and Building Depts. - 3
TOTAL: 459

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

New banner on front of City Hall

Yesterday, we received a phone calling telling us to check out a new banner that was hung on the front of City Hall earlier in the day. We weren’t told what it said. Of course, we did a drive by as soon as possible. This banner will probably make you smile like it did us. Afterward, we called Mayor Williams. He was short on the details of how this all came about, but it was clear he had something do with it.

We are not going to spoil anyone’s surprise by revealing what the banner says, and we ask readers who know not to reveal it, either.

2011 Computer and TV Recycling Event

  • This program is FREE to Hamilton County, Ohio residents only.
  • This program prohibits the acceptance of computers and electronics from businesses, churches, schools, and non-profits.

Dates and Hours
May 2 through October 31, 2011

Week Days: Monday - Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Two Saturdays: Saturday, June 18, 9 am - 2 pm and Saturday, October 15, 9 am - 2 pm
(Closed Memorial Day; May 30, Independence Day; July 4, Labor Day; September 5)

11085 Kenwood Road
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242


Items Accepted at no charge
Items accepted at no charge: TVs, CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, circuit boards, cables, mainframes, servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips, keyboards, mice, modems, computer speakers, CD Rom drives, and laptops.

Directions from Norwood
I-71 N to Pfeiffer Road
Left of Pfeiffer Road
Right on Kenwood Road. 2trg is approximately 1.5 miles on left (across from Matthew 25 Ministries)

For more information, call the Yardwaste Hotline at 946-7766 or visit

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Final: Norwood City Schools levy passes

According to the Enquirer, 13 of 13 precincts have reported. The final vote is

For the levy: 1,204 (56.7%)
Against the levy: 920 (43.3%)

Election results for Norwood City Schools levy

According to the Enquirer, 7 of 13 precincts have reported. So far, the vote is

For the Levy: 747 (56.3%)
Against the levy: 503 (43.7%)

Needed: volunteers to help repair Norwood home

Here’s another story about what makes Norwood such a generous community. Not long ago, Jim Shelby in our Building Department identified a Norwood home in need of a lot of repairs. The problem was the homeowners lacked the resources to make them. Presto, in step the Knights of Columbus and People Working Cooperatively to save the day. PWC agreed to donate all the materials for the repairs, and the Knights of Columbus said they would provide the labor.

All that’s needed now are more volunteers, men and women, to help make the repairs on Saturday, May 14. Among the projects that will be done that day are soffit and fascia repairs, gutter work, sidewalk repair, and window and porch painting.

There are a couple of ways to sign up:

1.) Click on this Repair Affair page on People Working Cooperatively’s website and then click on “Register for Repair Affair 2011” on the right. Ignore the statement that says April 22 is the deadline for signing up. Enter the name Larry Barber in the space designated for crew leader, and then finish filling out the registration form.

2.) You can also sign up by calling Larry Barber with the Knights of Columbus at 631-7524 or the Norwood Building Department at 458-4510.

If it rains Saturday, May 14, the project will be rescheduled for the following Saturday.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Just in: Mayor Williams at Urology Group's groundbreaking

U.S. Navy SEALS kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan!

In a mission kept secret the Pakistani government and all other foreign officials, U.S. Special Forces killed Osama bin Laden in a unilateral raid yesterday on his luxury hideout in Abbottabad, a town 62 miles north of the capital Islamabad. What makes the Navy SEALS’ bravery all the more remarkable is that the mission proceeded despite the fact that the helicopter transporting them to the hideout gave out. After killing bin Laden, the forces put his remains in another helicopter that was dispatched to the scene. He was buried at sea because Islamic tradition calls for a speedy burial, plus finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, according to a U.S. official.

We think the statement Dick Cheney issued after the announcement is very apt. “Today, the message our forces have sent is clear; if you attack the United States, we will find you and bring you to justice.” It may take 10 years, but yes, we will!

Construction on $20M urology clinic starts today

When the Urology Group’s new 55,000-square-foot facility on Joseph E. Sanker Blvd. is complete on Sept. 1, 2012, it will be one of the largest independently-owned and operated urologic centers in the nation, according to Dr. Gary Kirsh, president of the group. The practice has more than 30 physicians and annually performs 13,000 outpatient surgeries a year at its current 38,000 square-foot location at Norwood’s Central Parke complex. The new facility will have 8 operating rooms and will allow for 8 to 12 percent growth in business and staffing.

This week at the Norwood Branch Library

Wednesday, May 4
Movers and Shakers Storytime
10:00 a.m., Ages 1-4 with adult

Wednesday, May 4
Preschool Storytime
10:30 a.m., Ages 3-6

Thursday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!
Break a piñata, pin the tail on a burro, and eat chips and salsa.
4 p.m., Ages 6-12