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Hartwell Update – January 2018 – HIA Meeting This Tuesday at 7pm; Trash Collected, Wednesday, January 17 and Wednesday, February 21 Because of Holidays


Next HIA Meeting – This Tuesday – January 16; 7 pm at Hartwell Recreation Center 

Speakers at the meeting are Preschool Promise folks Mary Tighe, Marketing & Community Engagement Manager and Stephanie Boyd, Interim Executive Director.


New Hartwell Gateway Sign on Vine Street

Thanks to Dan Torbeck (Torbeck Auto Repair) there is a new Hartwell sign on Vine Street.  Dan of the Hartwell Area Business Association presented the proposal to Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United and they accepted his proposal.  The new sign is located on the east side of Vine Street as you are driving north from Carthage.  It is very attractive.  If you see Dan be sure to give him a shout out for all the work he did to secure this sign.


Repair Fair Cincinnati – March 10

Sat, Mar 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 5915 Ridge Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Is there a fallen hem in your favorite shirt? Did your blender suddenly stop working? Join us at Repair Fair Cincy, an all-ages, do-it-together community event. Bring your broken household items and learn how to repair them instead of sending them to the landfill. Repair volunteers (“Fixers”) will be available to repair/teach you how to fix your item. We can’t guarantee that we’ll fix it, but we’ll give it our best shot! CATEGORIES: • Clothing & fabric items • Skateboards • Bikes • Small electronics (counter top appliance, lamps, toys) • Tool sharpening NO: Computers, phones, TVs, large items, or hazardous materials. GUIDELINES: * First come, first serve. A maximum of one broken item per person will be examined. * Dropping off of items for repair will not be permitted. Attendees should plan to stay with their items. * All ages are welcome, but a parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 13. Brought to you by City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste, and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.


City Holiday Schedule

When your regular trash collection day falls on the date shown, your trash will be collected the following day.

Collections for the remainder of the week will be delayed one day.

  • Monday, Jan. 1, 2018: New Year’s Day
  • Monday, Jan. 15, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 2018: Presidents Day
  • Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 4, 2018: Labor Day
  • Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 – Observed Monday, Nov. 12, 2018: Veterans Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 22, 2017: Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Nov. 23, 2018: Day after Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 – Christmas

Yard waste collection will resume in April.


The Hartwell Improvement Association wishes to thank the following sponsors of Light up Hartwell:

Hartwell Methodist Church and Reverend Laurie Steele– Thanks for letting us use your wonderful meeting room, kitchen and property.  The venue was perfect!

Woods Hardware

Cramer Hardware

Bartley Reitz

Hug Jewelers

Country Fresh

Debbie and Chuck Chambers

Jana Allard

Kevin and Barb Slattery

Hans Multhopp

Dave and Peggy Jones – For sharing their house yet again to make luminaria and thanks to Peggy for lunch for all the luminaria volunteers (again)!

Friends of the Public Library

Rick Vanskee

Torbeck’s Auto Repair


Jim and Lois Smith

And Thank You to All LUH Volunteers

Mark Huesken

Nancy Nies

Jim and Donna DeMoss

Andrea Evans

Kevin and Barb Slattery

Larry and Caron Dye and great-grandchildren

Nate Burton

Dave Burton

Laurie and Frank Steele

Peggy and Dave Jones

Chik Fung and students made snowflakes for decoration

Rick Vanskee

Jan Ober and after school students at Rec Center – decorated Gingerbread houses

Elliot Smith

Laura Feldman

Michael Devaney

Ruth Quinn

Dr. Rebecca Mullins and Hartwell Elementary School Chorus

Lynda White

Unity Church Worship Band

Jim and Lois Smith

Hans Multhopp


Gingerbread House Decorating Teams for LUH 2017

GROUP #1 Group #2 Group #3 Group #4
Amare Makenzie Tramar Keirah
Celia Madison Houston Zaire
Brielle Maleah Myles Kayoni
Serenity Janiyla Jaylen Lizzy
Selena Kristen Dontez Michael
Illeanna Bella Arthur Kingsten
Ritchie Naiymah Jadin
Gavin Saliou Omar


Thanks to All the Cookie Makers – Your creations were successful and delicious.  There was less than 1 small tray of cookies left at the end of the event.  I apologize to you all that I did not get all your names.  I apologize but I am so grateful to you all for coming through again this year!


And Finally – Thanks to Lois Smith for all the hard work she put in organizing this event.  She is the best!


Wyoming Theatre Arts Presents Once Upon a Mattress

Wyoming High School’s theatre company and orchestra will perform the classic musical, Once Upon A Mattress (the real story behind The Princess and the Pea) February 23rd and 24th at 7:30 P.M., and February 25th at 2:00 P.M. This family friendly musical is full of fun and farce. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and staff, and $5 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling the box office at 513-206-7049, or purchased at the door at the time of performance.


Get Fit at Hartwell Recreation Center (513-821-5194); Winter Hours Below

Hartwell Community Center offers Hammer Strength Weight Room, Pilates, Spinning, Senior Programs, Youth Drop In programs, After School Camp, Holiday Camp, and Summer Day Camp for children ages 6-12 yrs. They also offer a Teen Club. The fitness enter has Hammer Strength equipment, a treadmill, an exercise bike, free weights and a Magnum Fitness System.

Center hours are Mon – Fri — 12:30 – 9pm

The cost of the fitness room is included with yearly membership.

Young Adults – 18-24 – $10.00

Adults – $25.00

50+ – $10.00

Cincinnati Citizens on Patrol Info – From Laura Feldman 

The City of Cincinnati has a Citizens on Patrol program. After applicants are trained, they can use a marked City vehicle to patrol each neighborhood. Some Cinicinnati neighborhoods have very active patrols. Here is a link to the application if you are interested:


Give Hartwell Elementary School Your Kroger’s Rewards – From Dawn Murray 

If you give Hartwell School your Kroger community rewards, be sure to log in and occasionally check that they are still getting credit. I just looked to see what my last amount was and it told me that I needed to re-enroll by the end of this month. Remember this does not take away from your Kroger gas points, it is just something in addition that benefits the neighborhood school. It may not be a lot of money, but imagine if everybody gave their community rewards to Hartwell School that was on this page.


Join the Hartwell Improvement Association!

The Hartwell Improvement Association is funded by your contributions.  For $10.00 a year you can be a participating member in the HIA, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Hartwell Recreation Center.  The HIA values your support and participation.  To join, send a check to HIA; PO Box 15608; Cincinnati, Ohio   45215-0608.


Reminder about Trash and Recycle Bins Plus Link to City Services for Complaints about Overgrown Yards, Junk Vehicles, Signs Down, etc. 

Carts are to be placed with the opening facing the curb.  Also, it is a good idea to use both hands when transporting a cart to and from the curb.

Here is the City contact info where you can complain about tall grass, weeds, junk autos, etc.  The phone number is 513-591-6000 and the online link is here


Hartwell Area Senior News 

Hartwell Valley Seniors meet each Thursday from 9am – 2pm at the Hartwell Recreation Center at 8275 Vine Street.  Annual membership is $10.00 and club dues are $2.00.  Call 513-821-5194 for information or pick up quarterly calendar of events at the center.  The club president is Shelly King, Vice-President is Carol Hardy, and Program Director is Jan Ober.

Hartwell Social Media Outlets

Keep up with the Hartwell with these social media sites:

HIA Website –

Facebook – Hartwell Improvement Association Group –

Nextdoor Hartwell –

Twitter – @HartofCincy –

Facebook – I’m from Hartwell, Ohio –

Facebook – Carthage Hartwell Yard Sale –


City and Police Contact Numbers and City Service Websites – Call 513-765-1212 to Report Crimes; 911 for Emergencies

Be sure to report all crimes or suspicious behavior, no matter how small, to the police.  There have been recent thefts, drug activity has been spotted, and residents have been threatened and attacked during the past year.   Please keep the police informed when these crimes occur.  Police/Fire Non-Emergency is 513-765-1212.  Our local representative is Jody Edwards ( and her phone number is 513-569-8649. Calling her number will not report the crime to the data base – be sure to call 513-765-1212 if you want a crime officially reported.

City Services is; the phone number is 513-591-6000.  Use this to contact the city about problems such as trash, potholes, unmaintained property, etc.

Here is a link to the City page with the mayor, city council, etc., city manager contact info –


Recycle Dates – Wednesday, January 17 & Tuesday, January 30, February 13, and February 27 

For more garbage and yard waste information – please consult the city web site here:


Friends of the Library Book Warehouse Hours 

 Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; Wednesdays, 10 am to 1 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm.