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National Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 26

Amberley Village will again be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct 26  2019  from 10 a.m. – 2  p.m.  Residents are asked to empty the pills into a zip lock bag for disposal and to recycle the plastic pill bottles.  The pill bottles can also be donated to Matthew 25: Ministries  for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling.  See https://m25m.org/pillbottles for more information.

As a service to our residents, Amberley Village accepts unwanted prescriptions throughout the year.  Contact the Amberley Village Police Department at 513-531-2040 for more information.

Amberley Village Ice Cream Social a Great Success!

residents at the ice cream truck

Click on the photo for a video sample of the day’s events!

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Amberley Village Ice Cream Social!  With wonderful weather, plenty of free Mister Softee Ice Cream and Kona Ice, hot dogs, drinks and fun for the kids, everyone seemed to really enjoy the day.

Special thanks to Robin Kemp and the entire Amberley Village Police Department, along with Village Administration and Maintenance Crews for their hard work in coordinating this year’s event.  We’re especially grateful to the many sponsors who made the day possible, including: Ed Hattenbach, Cindy and Tom Muething, Rich Bardach and Stacy Lefton, ESP Media, JCC, Peter Schwartz and Dianne Dunkelman, Rick Kay, Wayne and Bobbie Signer, Rebecca and David Barron, Stacey and Mordie Edelstein, Elida Kamine and Max Yamson, Kathie Kramer and Peter Duffy, Ray Warren, Sandi Pywen, Nancy Raeisi and Merri Stillpass.
Check out the video compilation to the left, or the photo gallery below for a glimpse of the amazing time neighbors had spending time together…just another of the many reasons Amberley Village is a great place to live!

Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert Test Scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4

Hamilton County, OHIO – Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first county-wide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. EDT. A test message reading: “THIS IS A TEST of the Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action required.” will be sent to cell phones in Hamilton County to assess the county’s readiness to alert the public when an emergency is in progress. A backup test date is scheduled for September 10, 2019 at 9 a.m. EDT.

Many members of the public will receive the WEA test message on their cell phones. Specifically, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT, cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, WEA-compatible wireless phones that are turned on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message. The test WEA will appear to the public as a text-like message accompanied by a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice. Because this is just a test message, no action is required when the public receives the message.

For more information about the Hamilton County Wireless Emergency Alert Test please visit: http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/wireless-emergency-alert-test-2019/.

New Traffic Pattern Near Ridge Road/E. Columbia Avenue

Amberley Village and nearby residents are reminded that classes are scheduled to resume for Reading Community City Schools as follows: Monday, September 9: grades 6 – 12 (8:05 – 2:55) Tuesday, September 10: grades 1 – 5 (8:50 – 3:30) Thursday, September 12: Pre-K & Kindergarten (8:50 – 3:20) Please allow additional time for travel in and around the Ridge Road/Cross County area to allow for the increase in traffic, and to ensure safety for travelers and students.

Amberley Village Police Inspire Children’s Book on Safety

Amberley Village Police Chief Rich Wallace was recently interviewed by WCPO-TV for the role of the Amberley Village Police Department in the development of a new children’s book geared toward teaching young children the importance of violence preparedness at school.  Ilana Nadel wrote the book to teach young kids what to do if they encounter a violent intruder, and is making the book available to the public free of charge via the Internet.

Be sure and check out the segment, then forward the book link to parents and educators who might be interested in taking advantage of this free tool in helping our children stay safe as they head back to school!

Watch WCPO-TV Segment

Download Free Book

Show Your Amberley Village Pride with New Spirit Apparel!

NEW!  Show Your Amberley Village Pride!

Amberley Village Spirit Wear now available

Click the graphic to head to the new Amberley Village Online Spirit Shop!

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Check out the new and exciting sportswear options available through the brand new Amberley Village Online Spirit Shop!

Residents can now tailor their own spiritwear with embroidered logos, silkscreening, and a wide range of designs on men’s, women’s and youth apparel and accessories.

Be sure to get your gear in time for the Amberley Ice Cream Social on August 25!

Look for New Signage at Amberley Green

Village Administration will be posting new signage at Amberley Green in response to the increasing feedback regarding safety, usage and particularly Dogs Under Control. As use of the greenspace by both residents and guests continues steadily growing, the Village has experienced greater pressure to establish rules.

The new signs are designed to encourage cooperation for all those utilizing Amberley Green, to establish guidelines to ensure safety and cleanliness for all residents and guests, and to avoid the need for restrictions and citations, as well as to maintain the current level of access to the property.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these guidelines and help keep Amberley Green a greenspace we can ALL continue to enjoy!

Chief Wallace Honored with Sonny Kim Community Service Award

Chief Wallace Honored at 48th Annual Police Memorial Softball National Championship

Police officers from across the country were in Cincinnati over the weekend for the 48th Annual Police Memorial Softball National Tournament. But the event represented more than just friendly competition between professionals. The tournament stands as the longest running police softball tournament in the country, and is played to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

On Saturday, July 6, teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Florida and Pennsylvania gathered to join the Clermont County Sheriff’s Honor Guard for opening ceremonies, which included the presentation of colors, and bagpipes, which were played by Steve Watt of Mariemont.

Ceremonies were immediately followed by the presentation of awards honoring fallen officers Sonny Kim of Cincinnati Police Department, and Detective Bill Brewer, of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department.  Recipients of the awards were Chief Richard Wallace of Amberley Village, who accepted the Sonny Kim Community Service Award, and the entire Clermont County Sheriff’s Office who received the Detective Bill Brewer Award.

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I DONUT NEED A REASON TO THANK A COP, INC. Visits with Amberley Village K-9 Creed and Officer Alt

Early in July, Tyler Carach spent some time in Blue Ash, where Officer Andrea Alt and K-9 Creed were in attendance representing Amberley Village during his visit. Tyler is an eleven-year-old boy from Alabama, who began a mission to thank every police officer in America. His non-profit organization, I DONUT NEED A REASON TO THANK A COP, INC., enables Tyler to share donuts and coffee with officers across the country as a way of showing his appreciation for their bravery and service.

In a Facebook post, Carach talks of his experience in Cincinnati, “Spent a fabulous evening (4th) and morning with Officers and Firemen from in and around the Blue Ash, Ohio Area. Such a wonderful group of Officers. I enjoyed playing some tic tac toe and hangman with you all and also checking out your drone and vehicles. I also loved meeting K9 Creed! Keep being ROCK STARS!” And yes, even Creed enjoyed donuts alongside his human colleagues.

Tyler is scheduled to visit Aiken, SC next, and has visited more than 40 states and delivered over 70,000 donuts to police officers since beginning his mission in August of 2016.

For more information on Tyler’s non-profit, I DONUT NEED A REASON TO THANK A COP, INC., you can find him on Facebook or visit his website at https://idonutneedareasontothankacop.com/.

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