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Mar 06, 2016





    Your Community Press newspaperserving Loveland, Miami Township,Symmes Township

    Vol. 95 No. 21 2013 The Community Press

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    Symmes ElementarySchool students and libraryvisitors could soon have asidewalk to walk on.

    Sidewalks for Enyart Roadare included in SymmesTownships sidewalk plan,which was adopted last year.

    The proposed sidewalks willrun from Montgomery Road,about 737 feet down the streetto connect the elementaryand library branch. Beforeconstruction can begin, town-ship Administrator Brian El-liff will have to get permis-sion from the school and thelibrary to install them ontheir property, Elliff said.

    We want to make suretheyre comfortable with(sidewalks), he said.

    Elliff added that if bothparties agree to allow thesidewalks on their property,construction on them couldbegin as early as this fall, be-cause little planning andengi-neering would be needed. Hesaid that preliminary costs

    show the project could costabout $25,000, which wouldcome out of a budget that isset aside for building side-walks throughout the town-ship.

    When discussions aboutwhere sidewalks should bebuilt this year happened ear-lier, building them on Enyartwas a priority because not

    only does it provide safewalking access for studentsand library patrons, but italso connects to the sidewalkson the west side of Montgo-mery Road by crosswalk, El-liff said.

    Want more updates for SymmesTownship? Follow Leah Fightmasteron Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

    Sidewalks to connect library, schoolBy Leah [email protected]

    SYMMES TWP. Ohio Secretary ofState Jon Husted continued his tour ofsmall businesses in Ohio with a stop atAmp Electric Vehicles Aug. 8.

    Husted, along with Loveland officialsand representatives from the LovelandChamber of Commerce, toured the plantwith the small business engineers andexecutives. Amp takes vehicles and con-

    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, center, learns about an electric-converted sports car from Amp Electric Vehicles President MartinRudiclo, right, during a tour of the company's plant in Symmes Township Thursday, Aug. 8. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

    AMPElectricVehicleslaudedSecretary of StateHusted visits plant,discusses job growthBy Jason [email protected]

    See AMP, Page A2

    LOVELAND The LovelandCity School District Board ofTrustees is preparing to adaptto public school changes signedinto lawbyGov. JohnKasich forOhios biannual budget.

    Loveland SuperintendentChad Hilliker presented a

    short versionoutline of thebudgets impacton education tothe board at itsTuesday meet-ing. At the fore-front, Hillikersaid, is the extra-curricular-activ-

    ity requirement placed on allpublic schools.

    The issue on the front burn-er is extracurricular-activityparticipation, Hilliker said.Home-schooled students canparticipate in activities begin-ning Sept. 29 and private schoolstudents can participate if their

    school doesnt offer a similarprogram.

    Challenges for the districtwillbemonitoringacademiceli-gibility since the athleteswouldnt be attending Lovelandschools, Hilliker said, and thethe board will have to make anew policy adhering to the newlaw. Lovelands attorneys aretrying to decipher exactly whatthey mean for the district, hesaid.

    I try to look at what the im-pact is on us, Hilliker said.The state is looking out for itsinterests.

    Although Loveland wonthave a levy on the November

    ballot, Hilliker said its likelythe district will ask voters forone inMay. That levy will comewith additional cost to taxpay-ers because of provisions in thenew budget.

    Its going to make passing alevy more challenging, I dontthink theres any doubt, saidTomAsh, government relationsdirectorwith theBuckeyeAsso-ciation of School Administra-tors. When districts with No-vember ballot issues answerwhat its going to cost, that costwill be about 14 percent higherthan it was in May.

    The increase will only affectnew levies, Ash said, not renew-

    als that will retain the tax ex-emption referred to as rollback.The BASA is a nonrprofitformed in 1959 and has about1,000 members including morethan 97 percent of Ohio publicschool superintendents.

    Public school districts wontknow exactly how much fund-ing the state will provide untilenrollment is talliedusingOcto-ber attendance, but Hillikersaid its important the districtplan ahead.

    Want to knowmore about the storiesthat matter to Loveland Schools?Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter:@jhoffman_cp.

    Loveland Schools preparing for state-mandated changesNew law changesextracurricular rules,levy cost totaxpayersBy Jason [email protected]




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    verts them from gasolineor diesel to electric or al-ternative fuels like pro-pane. The company hopesto contract with logisticscompanies among othersto build fleets of alterna-

    tive-energy vehicles.A lot of businesses

    went througha tough timeand for AMP to still begrowing is a good thing,Husted said. A lot ofgreat things go on in Ohiothat people dont evenknow exist.

    Husted said his officeprocessed more businessfilings in 2012 than ever

    before an indicator Ohiois a leader in job growth.

    Were really thrilledSecretary Husted wasable to stop and give usthis award, said MartinRucidlo, Amp president.To be the featured busi-ness for July is really flat-tering I think we are onthe cusp of greatness.

    Amp is a publicly trad-ed company in its sixthyear andRucidlo said thatwith the new facility inSymmes Township it hasall the ingredients neces-sary to produce the bestalternative-fuel chassis inthe country.

    Cee Cee Collins, presi-dent for the LovelandChamber of Commerce,said the progress Ampmakes with vehicles is abenefit to small businessin and around Loveland.

    Want to knowmore about thestories that matter in andaround Loveland? FollowJason Hoffman on Twitter:@jhoffman_cp.


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