Amberley Village Celebrates Fire Prevention Month

The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise awareness about fire safety and help ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of an emergency. It’s the perfect time to talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries, and escape planning.

According to the National Fire Protection Association & First Alert Survey:
  • 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms
  • Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental death
  • 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly
  • Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home
In addition to developing an escape plan and checking CO and smoke detectors, Amberley Village Fire Captain Chris Fritsch recommends developing the habit of associating National Fire Prevention Month with remembering to change the batteries in your home alarm system at the same time. This is just one example of how the dual roles of our police and fire departments encourage staff to think across disciplines.   Keep an eye out for regular safety tips and recommendations in our monthly E-Newsletter.
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Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force Named Task Force of the Year

Congratulations to Amberley Village’s Thomas M. Fallon for his role as Investigative Commander for the Hamilton County Heroin Task Force, which was recently recognized as “Task Force of the Year” by Ohio NARCO, a not-for-profit law enforcement association serving Ohio’s law enforcement community.

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From l. to r.:  Dick Meadows, President of Ohio NARCO; Tom Fallon, Amberley Village PD, Matt Guy, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office; Phil Herrmann, Cincinnati PD; Nelson Holden, Ohio State Highway Patrol; Shawn Cox, Sheriff’s Office; Charles Vanderpool, Cincinnati PD; Mark Bohan, Sheriff’s Office; Dennis Lowe,  President of Ohio Task Force Commanders.

(Not Pictured: Josh Schlie, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Darren Wilson, Drug Enforcement Administration;
Rick Blyberg, Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office)

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 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!

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!

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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!


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!