PRESS RELEASE – Lane Restrictions on Stewart Road in Columbia Township


September 7, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Deb Leonard at (513) 557-7095 (office), (513) 316-7510 (mobile), or


Lane Restrictions on Stewart Road in Columbia Township

CINCINNATI – Lane restrictions will occur in the construction zone along Stewart Road between 5706 and 5726 Stewart Road in Columbia Township beginning September 10 through October 2018, weather permitting.

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) and its contractor, Rack and Barlauer Contractors will be installing a new sewer to service homes located at 5706 and 5710 Stewart Road.

Construction activities will occur generally between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may be necessary at times.

In addition to traffic inconveniences, typical construction-related disturbances such as noise, dirt and vibrations should be expected throughout the construction period.

This project is part of Project Groundwork, MSD’s multi-year plan to reduce sewer overflows into streams and rivers in Hamilton County. Project Groundwork will improve the quality of our lives
through cleaner streams, improved protection of public health, and enhancement of the communities where we live, work, and play.

For additional information about the project, please contact MSD Engineering Customer Service at (513) 557-3594 or

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Public Open House: Feasibility Study Results for Proposed Little Miami Scenic Trail Connector to Mariemont Public Library

The public is invited to learn about a feasibility study for a trail connection through Columbia Township. The open house will be Tuesday, July 31 from 6–8 p.m. at Mariemont High School (Upper Library) located at 1 Warrior Way.

Great Parks of Hamilton County and Columbia Township will be sharing results of the feasibility study for a trail connection from the Little Miami Scenic Trail at Newtown Road to the area adjacent to the public library and Pocahontas Avenue in Mariemont. This event will feature exhibits and representatives from Great Parks, Columbia Township, IBI Group and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Input from the public is welcome.

Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to protect natural resources and provide outdoor education and recreation. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-7275.

Columbia Township Residents Recycled 261 Tons in 2017

Congratulations Columbia Township residents! In 2017, we recycled 261.15 tons of metal, glass, plastic and paper. Residents saved resources, conserved energy, and reduced pollution by recycling.

The recycling efforts in Columbia Township:

• Conserved enough energy to power every home in Columbia Township for 10 days.
• Reduced more air pollution than if every household in Columbia Township rode their bicycle to work for 7 weeks.
• Saved 2,286 trees from being harvested.

On average, each household in Columbia Township recycled 318 pounds in 2017. That’s 16.90% of all the waste we generate.

Want to start recycling? Call 561-6046 to request your recycling cart today.

Have a question about recycling? Call Hamilton County’s Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 or visit Love all things recycling? Follow Hamilton County Recycles on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Because what we do matters.

Wood Chip, Leaf Compost Available Three Times This Year Through Free Township Delivery

Trustees announce policy change in recycling practices.

Columbia Township residents who use compost and wood chips supplied free by the township, please take note. The township is changing its policy on leaf compost and wood chip pickup and delivery. This year residents can request either the first Monday of April, May or August for a free delivery.

“No other days of delivery will be available than the three dates announced, so we request residents plan ahead and communicate their needs,” said John Servizzi, township road superintendent. “We will call before delivery to verify your request.”

“Changing this practice will eliminate the guessing of when to do yard work and telephone calls asking for updates on delivery,” noted Township Administrator Mike Lemon. “It will simplify and streamline the process for everyone.”

To order  wood chip or leaf compost  please call  John Servizzi  at (513) 561-6046. ext.301.


St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

March 17, 2018 5:30 – 9:00 – Closing Plainville Road Between Bramble & Cambridge – All profits for drink sales to benefit to help complete the Little Miami bike trail between Terrace Park, Mariemont and Murray Avenue Connector at Madison Place.

Flood Cleanup Assistance & Information

If you need assistance with flood cleanup,
contact the American Red Cross:

Flood Cleanup Steps:

  1. Contact your private insurance to learn about your coverage.
  2. Take photographs of flooded area, structural damage, personal property damage, where water is entering the building.
  3. Create an inventory list of damaged property.
  4. Dry out your home by opening doors, windows, cabinet & closet doors. Use fans and de-humidifiers to lower moisture.
  5. Sort contents & discard waste according to your jurisdiction’s trash collection guidelines.
  6. Clean & disinfect all parts of home impacted by flood waters-walls, floors, closets, shelves, contents.

Flood Cleanup Kits will be available at the Ebersole Community Center,
5701 Kellogg Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 beginning FRIDAY, March 2, 2018.

Cleanup Kits Include:
  • Bleach
  • Mr. Clean
  • Dish Soap
  • Cleanser
  • 2 Cloth Rags
  • 5 Dust Masks
  • Bar of Hand Soap
  •  1 Spray Bottle
  •  2 Heavy Duty Gloves
  •  2 Scrub Brushes
  •  1 Long- Handled Sink Brush
  • 2 Sponges
  •  1 Utility Sponge
  •  5 Gallon Bucket
  •  Goggles


Wooster Pike plans could make area ‘economic and social hub’ of Columbia Twp

636535291585262506-IMG-3991.jpgColumbia Township officials have approved business incentives for new owners of about four acres of property near the Fifty West Brewing Co. on Wooster Pike.

Plans for the former Plant World property at 7510 Wooster Pike and vacant land at neighboring 7528 Wooster Pike are being kept under wraps.

Representatives of CMT Wooster, the company that recently bought the property for $695,000, could not be reached for comment.

Columbia Township officials are declining comment for now.

But township Administrator Mike Lemon said he expects residents to embrace changes in store for the newly sold property on Wooster Pike – and other changes in the works for property in the same section of Columbia Township that abuts Mariemont, Indian Hill and Newtown.

“The company is definitely planning a new development and will announce those plans at a later date, but we believe people will be pleased with the proposed development,” Lemon said.

“On the other side of Wooster Pike, the township team has been supporting the idea of bringing The Casual Pint, a ‘pub with grub,’ to the Mariemont Promenade, located (at 7201 Wooster Pike) in Columbia Township.

“This will bring another fun and entertaining business to the community,” Lemon said.

“With the continuing growth of Fifty West Brewing, this corner of Columbia Township is primed to become the economic and social hub of our great community.”

The Fifty West Brewing Co. at 7668 Wooster Pike recently began selling some of its beer in cans at places such as Kroger stores and Jungle Jim’s International Market in Eastgate and Fairfield.

Meanwhile, the business incentives given CMT Wooster are outlined in a resolution Columbia Township trustees recently approved deeming the newly sold Wooster Pike property a so-called tax-increment financing (TIF) site.

CMT Wooster will not have to pay property taxes on 75 percent of improvements it makes to the land for up to 10 years.

Instead, the company will make “service payments” to be used for public infrastructure improvements to the property.

CMT Wooster was incorporated last September, according to Ohio Secretary of State records.

Barrett Tullis, an attorney with Keating Muething & Klekamp in downtown Cincinnati, is listed in the records as a representative of the company.

Tullis specializes in advising real estate developers.

Dustin Montgomery, an economic development specialist with HCDC, formerly called the Hamilton County Development Co., has said Anchor Associates may be involved in the deal.

Neither Tullis nor an Anchor Associates – which says on its website that it provides retail real estate services – could be reached for comment.

But Anchor Associates has an office at the Rookwood Exchange office building at 3825 Edwards Road, Suite 630, in Norwood – the same address listed on Hamilton County auditor records for CMT Wooster.

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