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/.
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.
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.
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.
Amberley Village is seeking feedback from residents regarding a proposal from the Jewish Community Center for use of a portion of Amberley Green. The Village needs your input before reaching a decision! Residents are invited to learn more about the plan the JCC has proposed, and provide feedback.
Unable to make the Open House sessions? Information shared at the Open House events will be shared online, and resident feedback can be sent to AG-JCC@amberleyvillage.org …we look forward to hearing from you!
NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR IMPACTFUL INPUT
Open House sessions will be held at the Amberley Municipal Building during the following times:
Tuesday, May 14 from 3 till 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30 till 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 16 from 7 till 9 p.m.
Monday, May 20 from 1 till 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 from 7 till 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 23 from 5 till 7 p.m.
On July 20, 2016, Amberley Village and The Port Authority hosted informational meetings to inform residents of the redevelopment plans at 2100 Section Road, the former Gibson Greetings Card property. The Port Authority presented an overview of the redevelopment along with Frequently Asked Questions. To view those documents, please click on the links provided below: