8 Blue Ash-Based Companies Make "Fast 55" List

The Cincinnati Business Courier recognizes the 55 fastest growing companies in the Greater Cincinnati region each year. Read More

Family Wading Pool Fun Facts

The re-developed Family Wading Pool, open to members of the Blue Ash Recreation Center, is full of fun amenities for children of all ages and ability!

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Family Wading Pool Grand Opening Scheduled for June 24

A Grand Opening celebration for the Family Wading Pool is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th from 11-1PM at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. The pool is open to members of the Blue Ash Rec Center. Read More

Red, White & Blue Ash 2017: Helpful Links and Information

This information is subject to change. Read More

Enter to Win: Reserved Seating for Red, White & Blue Ash!

Looking for the ultimate experience this 4th of July? Enter to win 4 reserved seating tickets for REO Speedwagon and The Steel Woods at the OneMain Financial Red, White, and Blue Ash celebration! Read More

Red, White & Blue Ash Road Closure Information

Road crews will begin the road closures at 2PM on Tuesday, July 4th. The first closure will be eastbound Glendale-Milford Road from Plainfield Road. Read More

Pipeline Proposal: The latest information and two upcoming meetings

The public is invited to two upcoming meetings in regards to Duke Energy's proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project. One meeting is hosted by the Ohio Power Siting Board, and the second is hosted local community group, NOPE. Read More

OPSB Releases Report on Pipeline Extension Project

On May 31st, the Ohio Power Siting Board released its Staff Report of Investigation in regards to Duke Energy's Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project. Read More

Safety Reminders from Chief Hartinger

We can be successful at crime reduction by working together. Simple things go a long way in keeping you safe and our community crime free. Read More

Important 2017 Pool Information

Please take a moment to review the important information below in regards to construction at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Read More

Blue Ash City Council Bans Medical Marijuana

The ban relates to the prohibition of medical marijuana cultivation, processing and dispensing in the City of Blue Ash. Read More

Rec Center Pool Opens May 27th

The large pool at the Blue Ash Recreation Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 27th.

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May 25th City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, May 25th at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda: Read More

Creative & Performing Arts Series Announces Summer Events

The Creative & Performing Arts Series offers fun events for all age groups. Read More

Creek Restoration Underway at Summit Park

In conjunction with the habitat restoration elements of this project, a series of workshops will be provided at Summit Park (including site tours) in the coming months. Read More

Blue Ash Business Award Winners

Three businesses received awards during the Blue Ash Business Reception on Thursday, May 18th. Read More

Wading Pool Expected to Open Summer 2017

Over the past winter, construction on the Family Wading Pool has been a focus of the Recreation Center. Read More

Blue Ash Police Department Hosts Bike Rodeo

The Blue Ash Police Department will host the annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 3rd from 10-2PM at Target in Blue Ash. Read More

Blue Ash Summer Concert Series Kicks Off June 2nd

The Mio’s Pizzeria 2017 Blue Ash Summer Concert Series will offer free entertainment all summer long! Read More

Open Burning Not Permitted in Blue Ash

Open burning of trash, brush, etc. is not permitted in the City of Blue Ash. Read More

City of Blue Ash to Host Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

The City of Blue Ash will host its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 29. Read More

May 11th City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, May 11th at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda: Read More

Beautification Contest Begins May 19th

Is your landscaping the best on the block? Submit your lawn and garden for the annual Beautification Contest! Read More

SORTA Public Forum Scheduled in Blue Ash

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is launching a community outreach effort in Hamilton County.

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Malsbary Road Improvement Projects Underway

Two projects are currently underway to improve Malsbary Road providing more connectivity within the City of Blue Ash. Read More

Public Works Department Hosting Touch-A-Truck

The event will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Summit Park (4335 Glendale Milford Road). Read More

Blue Ash Police Announce Cram-A-Cruiser Food Drive

The Blue Ash Police Department will be hosting the Cram-A-Cruiser food drive on May 13th from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at the Blue Ash Kroger, located at 4100 Hunt Road. Read More

Blue Ash Farmers' Market Kicks Off May 17

The Blue Ash Farmers’ Market will begin its third annual season at Summit Park on Wednesday, May 17th. Read More

Finalists Selected for Blue Ash Business Awards

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Blue Ash Business Awards! Please join us as we celebrate the Blue Ash business community and recognize companies which embody the spirit of the city on May 18th. Read More

Neighborhood Clean-Up Day Offered May 6th

Neighborhood Clean-Up Day will be offered on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for Blue Ash residents. Read More

Entertainment Lineup Announced For 2017 Summer Events

Blue Ash, OH (4/21/2017) – Big names and large crowds will converge at Summit Park this summer for Blue Ash’s biggest events: OneMain Financial Red, White and Blue Ash and Taste – Blue Ash Food & Music Festival. Read More

Summer Movie Nights Scheduled at Summit Park, Blue Ash Recreation Center

Blue Ash, OH (4/20/2017) – The Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled the lineup for the 2017 Summer Movie Series!  The family-friendly series is free and open to the public. Read More

Blue Ash PD Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 29

On Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Ash Police Department will accept potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs in collaboration with the National Drug Take Back Day initiative. Read More

Blue Ash PD to Host Coffee with a Cop on May 11

On May 11th, officers from the Blue Ash Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Read More

Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Pipeline Scheduled in Blue Ash

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) invites the public to share their views regarding Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project during an upcoming public hearing. Read More

April 13th City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, April 13th at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda:  Read More

Spring Fire Hydrant Maintenance Underway

The Blue Ash Fire Department will be performing spring maintenance to fire hydrants within the City throughout April, May and June. Read More

Spring Cleaning: Your Property Maintenance Checklist

The City of Blue Ash has ordinances regulating property maintenance in residential and commercial areas to keep Blue Ash looking great. Read More

Blue Ash Recreation Center Hosting Annual Earth Day Celebration

The City of Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 19th. The event will run from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Blue Ash Recreation Center (4433 Cooper Road). Read More

Blue Ash Residents Recycled 1,116 Tons in 2016

Blue Ash residents recycled 1,116 tons in 2016, according to Hamilton County Recycles!

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Blue Ash Police Department Responding to "Dart Wars"

The game is played each year and involves teams of teenagers shooting at one another with Nerf guns, often times in neighborhoods.

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Blue Ash City Council Accepts Financing Agreement

Blue Ash City Council voted March 23rd to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement to support a 75-acre, multi-phase development next to Summit Park. Read More

Blue Ash Public Works Dept. Releases Winter Salt, Beet Heat Totals

How did the 2016-2017 winter stack up? The Blue Ash Public Works Department shares their stats. Read More

March 23rd City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda: Read More

Blue Ash Fire Department Adds Four Full-Time Firefighters

The Blue Ash Fire Department proudly added four full-time firefighters following an official swearing-in ceremony March 9th. Read More

Spring/Summer Lineup Announced For Creative & Performing Arts Series

March 14, 2017 – Following a successful winter season, the City of Blue Ash is proud to announce the spring/summer schedule for its popular Creative & Performing Arts Series. Read More

City's Updated Zoning Code Now in Effect

The City’s updated Zoning Code is now in effect. Read More

Summit Park Receives Top Honor From Ohio Masonry Association

March 9, 2017 -- Summit Park was awarded two distinctive awards from the Ohio Masonry Association for the TMI Annual Architectural Awards held on Wednesday, March 8th. The project received two of the highest honors: Excellence in Masonry Design and 2016 People’s Choice. Read More

Blue Ash Recreation Center Offering Swim and Safety Lessons

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to ensure your children will be safe and confident around the pool! The Blue Ash Recreation Center is proud to offer new swim and safety lessons that are fun, educational, and affordable. Read More

Nominations Being Accepted For Blue Ash Business Awards

The Blue Ash Business Committee & Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber want to celebrate Blue Ash businesses. Read More

March 9th City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, March 9th at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda: Read More

Change Your Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Saving Time

Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes without a working smoking alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). The Blue Ash Fire Department reminds you to not only change your clock for Daylight Saving Time but the batteries in your smoke alarms, too. Read More

Man Charged In Connection to Blue Ash Homicide

March 2, 2017 – A Silverton man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman Wednesday evening on Classic Drive in Blue Ash.  Police arrested 56-year-old Joseph Smith and charged him with one count of murder. Read More

City of Blue Ash Reponse to Public Records Lawsuit Ruling

Blue Ash, OH (3/2/2017) – The City of Blue Ash is disappointed with the court’s decision in State of Ohio, ex rel. The Community Press v. the City of Blue Ash (Case No. A1604055). The newspaper sued the City in June of 2016 after requesting copies of employee questionnaires that the City believes are not public record. Read More

Blue Ash Business Association Announces Scholarship

The Blue Ash Business Association is pleased to sponsor a college/technical school scholarship for graduating high school seniors.

 

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Volunteer Opportunity: How You Can Help During A Major Emergency

The Blue Ash Fire Department partners with the Hamilton County Health Department and Matthew 25 Ministries. They work to provide a Point of Distribution, or POD, for medication delivery in case of a mass outbreak. 

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Tax Filing Season is Approaching: What You Need To Know

Tax filing season is fast approaching! Here are some helpful tips from the the City of Blue Ash Tax Office.

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Success Story: How a Growing Cyber Security Firm is Reaching New Heights in Blue Ash

Morphick relocated its headquarters to Blue Ash in April of 2016 after the company more than tripled in size. Read More

Festival Celebrates Young Artists and Art Education

The Blue Ash Recreation Center is proud to host Festival in the Woods, an annual event that showcases local art education programs and artists ranging from kindergartners to high school seniors. Read More

February 9th City Council meeting: What's on the agenda?

Blue Ash City Council will be meeting Thursday, February 9th at 7 p.m. inside Council Chambers. Here's a look at what is on the agenda: 

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Duke Energy Helicopter Expected February 4th

Duke Energy has hired a helicopter to fly the proposed Central Corridor Pipeline paths on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  The helicopter may be seen at low altitude as it performs lidar, a measuring technique.  For questions about this process, please call Duke Energy at 513-287-2130. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Hunt Road Closure Begins February 6th

Hunt Road will be closed to through traffic between Kenwood Road and Cooper Road beginning Monday, February 6th through Monday, February 20th.

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City Council Approves Zoning Code Update

Blue Ash City Council approved the Zoning Code update during the January 26th meeting. It will take 40 days for the code to go into effect.

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City Of Blue Ash Commits to Joint Pipeline Intervention Efforts

Blue Ash City Council unanimously passed a motion Thursday evening, affirming the City’s commitment to move forward with efforts to legally intervene in Duke Energy’s proposed Central Corridor Pipeline Extension project.

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New Creative & Performing Arts Series Offers Free Fun for All Ages

From art classes to a children’s play, everyone will find excitement in the City of Blue Ash’s new Creative & Performing Arts Series. The series, which begins this February, strives to provide activities and performances for all ages, free of charge. All activities and performances are open to the public.

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Duke Energy Open House Thursday; New Routes & Design Outlined

Duke Energy will hold an informational public meeting on Thursday, January 26th in regards to the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension project. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Blue Ash. Presentations will be made at 6 p.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will outline the company's revised pipeline design and proposed routes. Everyone is welcome.
Click here for more from Duke Energy.

2017 Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade Applications Available

Applications are now being accepted for groups/organizations who wish to participate in the 2017 Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade. The parade will take place Monday, May 29th. Click here for the application and requirements. The deadline to apply is May 19th.

Reminder: Public Hearing On Proposed Zoning Code Changes This Week

The City of Blue Ash is holding a public hearing to discuss proposed Zoning Code changes. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12th in Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Duke Energy Pipeline Information Meeting

Duke Energy is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension project. An open house will be held on Thursday, January 26th at the Crowne Plaza Blue Ash from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. There will be formal presentations at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here for more information.

Free Training Opportunity

Blue Ash PD along with Mental Health America NKY and Southwest Ohio will be conducting a free training at the Blue Ash Fire Department. The training is for Adult Mental Health First Aid.  Please see the attachment for further information.    

We will also be hosting several other training sessions in Blue Ash into 2017. The dates are, Dec 8th 2016, Jan 12th and 26th, Feb 9th, March 9th, April 6th and May 8th 2017. Read More

2017 Calendar and Winter Newsletter

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The 2017 calendar is on its way to you! Here is the PDF of the calendar. The winter newsletter is also complete and can be viewed here.

Duke Energy Phone Calls

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Property owners in Blue Ash will receive phones calls this week from Duke Energy. The attached information is part of the of the information that will be communicated. Read More

Veterans Day Ceremony

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The Blue Ash Veterans Day Committee, invites everyone to participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 AM at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park at Cooper and Hunt Roads in downtown Blue Ash. The event is the largest Veterans Day Ceremony in Southwest Ohio.

We are very excited to welcome our keynote speaker, Representative Louis Terhar, to our ceremony this year.

Charter Revisions - Issue 1

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UPDATE: 3,931 (68%) voted "YES" for the Charter Revisions to pass.

On November 8th, 2016 Blue Ash residents will have the opportunity to vote on Issue 1. Issue 1 represents several revisions to the City’s Charter which are aimed at improving operations while bringing the charter up-to-date and in line with other municipalities.  Note: Issue 1 does not increase taxes. Read More

Fighting Hunger 5K Road Closures

Residents should be aware that there will be a slight change in traffic on the morning of November 5 due to the Matthew 25 Ministries Fighting Hunger 5k. You can see the map here.

Duke Energy Field Work

Duke Energy will be contacting parcel owners within Blue Ash notifying them of field work required for Duke's application to the Ohio Power Siting Board. The calls will initiate on November 1st and the information that will be shared can be found here... Read More

Halloween Walk in the Woods

Halloween Walk in the Woods

Saturday, October 22 12:00-3:00 PM
Blue Ash Nature Park

Meet us in the Nature Park for a fabulous Trick or Treat walk! Animal friends will greet you with special treats and surprises, along with a Halloween Magic Show and crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Event is geared toward children ages 10 and under. See you there!

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Duke Letter Unrelated to Pipeline Extension Project

Some residents may be receiving this notice in the mail from Duke Energy. This is not related to the Central Corridor Natural Gas Pipeline Extension Project. It is simple maintenance to previously existing gas service lines.

BAPD Drug Take Back

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The National Drug Take Back Initiative will be on October 22, 2016. The hours for the event are 10:00am until 2:00pm. This event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides citizens a safe way to dispose of unwanted, expired, or unused prescription medications. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Municipal Building at 4343 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Duke Pipeline Update - Application Filed

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On September 13, The City was made aware of Duke's formal application. This document states that the pipeline will shrink in diameter by 10 inches and decrease in PSI by 200. The proposed pipeline will be the longest and most costly of all the options, but will not be larger than Duke has ever built. The route they have chosen, the orange route, is the preferred route, but they still have the green route in play.

Coffee with a Cop

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Tomorrow morning - 7:00-9:00 AM! Cooper Creek Event Center.

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

UC Blue Ash Dash

UC Blue Ash Dash 5k for Scholarships 


October 8, 2016


8:30 AM


Please note that a portion of Plainfield Road, from in front of the college to Carpenter’s Run, will be closed the morning of October 8 to allow for contestants to the complete the course.  The intersection of Plainfield and Cooper roads will also be closed for the race.  The roads will re-open around 11:00 am. 

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Beats, Arts, & Eats 2016

Saturday, October 1st
3-9 PM
Blue Ash Towne Square

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Come celebrate everything local with the City of Blue Ash! Craft beer, food, entertainment & local artists will all be offered at this FREE event! 

Entertainment Schedule:
5PM Floyd & The Walkmen
7PM The Almighty Get Down

Featured Artists:
Savage Juliette
Shelarious
Shy Girl Art
Liquid Lines
P-39 Design
Little Ladybug Photography
ROBOT Inside
Wander Spark
Skubes
Peekaboo Baby
Cocktail Candles
Magpie and Molly
G is Creative Pottery
James Billiter Design
The Bathing Goddess
Adornments by Diana
Made in Cincy by Italians
RAHK Studio
Plaid Cat Creations
Annie Roth
And more!

Citizen's Police Academy

Blue Ash Police Department Citizen's Police Academy 2016

Class will run each Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM from September 21-November 16, excluding October 12.
 
See "inside" the Blue Ash Police Department by enrolling in the Citizen's Police Academy this year. You will learn about the role of the police officer, safety, patrol duties, crime scene processing, traffic stops, OVI, and many other contemporary law enforcement issues and topics. You'll also have the opportunity to ride along wtih a police officer during their shift.
This class is free and open to the public. However, Blue Ash residents are given priority when the class roster is being selected. All applicants must be at least 18 years old.
 
Sign up by contacting police@blueash.com or by calling (513)745-8573
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Duke Energy Conducting Residential Gas Line Inspections

Duke Energy has made the City aware of another round of letters for residents to receive regarding gas line inspections. These inspections are not related to the Central Corridor Natural Gas Pipeline Extension Project.  Read More

10th Annual Blue Ash Car Show

The City of Blue Ash and the Untouchables Classic Car Show

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Oakwood Park
Hazelwood Community Center
11090 Oak Ave
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Registration: 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Show Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $10
Dash Plaques to first 50 entries

Top 40 Trophies, free food, music
For event informationm contact David Truesdale, Jr. at 513-521-2964 or at yaheardmetrue@yahoo.com
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Duke Energy Property Access

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Duke Energy has communicated that they will be accessing some Blue Ash residents’ properties as they investigate route options in response to the significant public input surrounding the pipeline project.  As stated in their letter, they will be entering the properties so that Duke, the design firm, or the routing consultant can “conduct field studies, such as land surveys, soil tests, soundings, and other appraisals.”

It has been determined by Blue Ash legal counsel that Duke does, indeed, have the right to enter property for the purpose of studying/surveying the proposed gas pipeline. The authority has been given to Duke via the precedent set in recent case law as well as the State law.

The City does not have the authority to remove the surveyors from private property. 

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Neyer Open House

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August 1, 2016

6:00-8:00 PM
Blue Ash Recreation Center


Al. Neyer, the development team for the 98 acres at the former airport property, will be hosting an open house event at the Blue Ash Recreation Center to discuss residents’ and businesses’ thoughts on the development on August 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The discussions hope to gauge how people feel about all the different options for the land. 
The 98 acres was recently called “a gem” in the Cincinnati Business Courier, and has the potential to bring more vibrancy to the community because of its location. Being a “greenfield” space in the middle of a number of business parks, abutting a premier park in the region, makes it one of the most desirable parcels in the market.
Al. Neyer’s preliminary plans include mixed use developments with offices, restaurants, residential, and recreational spaces. Their goal is to help revitalize the space that has been sparsely used for years.

Letter from Duke Regarding Property Access

Today, the City received this letter from Duke Energy regarding access to some Blue Ash properties.

Update Regarding Proposed Duke Pipeline

At its July 14, 2016 Blue Ash City Council passed a motion regarding the proposed gas pipeline project and Mayor Lee Czerwonka forwarded it to Duke Energy via letter.


  

 

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Al Neyer Development on Former Airport Property

For more information about the development adjacent to Summit Park, click here!

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Summit Park Dedication

Thursday, July 14, 2016 
4-6:30 PM 
4335 Glendale-Milford Road

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Please join us for our Phase 2 Summit Park Dedication
We will have a ribbon-cutting for the canopy, and a celebration for our most recent advancements. These include the opening of the canopy, the community room, and the two restaurants, Brown Dog Cafe and Nanny Belle's. Food and refreshments will be available along with free entertainment. 

Afterwards, the regularly scheduled Council Meeting will take place back at Council Chambers at the municipal building.

Red, White, & Blue Ash 2016

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OneMain Financial Red, White & Blue Ash

Monday, July 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 10:35 PM
Summit Park

Celebrate Independence Day with the Biggest & Best Fireworks in the Tri-State area along with music, entertainment, food, drinks and family fun!

Entertainment Schedule
4:00 PM Gates Open
5:30 PM Hotel California
8:15 PM Styx
10:00 PM Fireworks by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics


More information at blueashevents.com or click here for full details.

Duke Inspections - Unrelated to Pipeline Extension

Duke Energy wants to inform the City of work being performed inspecting gas metering equipment and piping located inside buildings in the area. These inspections are required by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and are necessary for safe natural gas pipeline operations. There are two frequencies in which the Inside Piping Inspections need to be performed, an annual cycle and a 3-year cycle. The annual cycle are for those inside gas meters located within a business district and must be inspected within the calendar year, not to exceed 15 months from the previous inspection. The 3-year cycle are for those gas meters located outside of a business district which will be inspected once every 3 years or thirty-six (36) months, not to exceed thirty-nine (39) months of the previous inspection. This is all routine and maintenance. It is not at all related to the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension.  Read More

Duke Pipeline Intervention Statement

In response to recent inquiries, this clarifies whether Blue Ash will participate in any intervention regarding the proposed Duke Energy Pipeline project.  Duke Energy has not yet submitted its final application to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) detailing its preferred and alternate routes.  Once OPSB determines that Duke's application is final, Blue Ash will then be able to evaluate and to analyze the specific routes and their potential impacts/effects.  Under Ohio law, Blue Ash is not able to intervene until OPSB has determined that Duke's application is final.  At that point, City Council will then decide at a formal meeting whether to intervene, in accordance with the timing and procedures contemplated under Ohio law. 

Traffic Pattern for Red, White, & Blue Ash

In an effort to keep safety as the highest priority, the following road closure schedule will be in effect for th Summit Park area:

2:00 PM: EASTBOUND Glendale-Milford Rd will be closed beginning at Plainfield Rd.  (This is designed to limit eastbound traffic due to shuttle buses running between the park and UC)

9:30 PM:  WESTBOUND Glendale-Milford Rd will be closed at McKinley Rd and Reed Hartman Hwy.  (This is designed to limit westbound traffic at the end of the event for safer pedestrian and vehicle departure)

9:30 PM:  SOUTHBOUND Plainfield Rd will be closed at Glendale-Milford Rd (This is designed to eliminate traffic southbound Plainfield Rd at the end of the event for safer pedestrian and shuttle bus departure)

9:30 PM:  NORTHBOUND Plainfield Rd will be closed at Cooper Rd. (This is designed to eliminate traffic northbound Plainfield Rd at the end of the event for ONLY shuttle bus service)

Developers of Former Airport Land to Host Open House

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June 8, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Cooper Creek Event Center

Al Neyer, the development team for the 98 acres at the former airport property, will be hosting an open house event at the Cooper Creek Event Center to discuss residents’ and businesses’ thoughts on the development. The discussions hope to gauge how people feel about all the different options for the land. 
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Construction on Cornell Bridge

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Bridge repair work is scheduled to begin on Cornell Road over Interstate 71 in the cities of Blue Ash and Montgomery on Monday, June 6.

Cornell Road will be closed for 75 days beginning Monday, June 13, with a posted detour using Deerfield Road, East Kemper Road and Snider Road. There will also be various nightly lane closures on I-71 at Cornell Road.

Work on this project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2016.

Pedestrian access is open on the bridge.

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Beautification Contest Extended

Death_to_stock_photography_bonus_floral_4The Blue Ash Beautification Contest deadline has been extended to June 17. The judging will take place the week of June 20. To enter the competition, email events@blueash.com with your submission. 

Important Duke Energy Update

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The most recent letter that Duke has sent can be found here.

It contains updates on the final 3 routes, and they have been further defined since the initial map in February. 

Over the next several weeks, residents may see surveyors on their property taking measurements. Duke will make their best efforts to contact property owners before that happens. 

A third open house will be held at Cooper Creek Event Center on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM to discuss the slightly altered routes. The meetings will use an informal, drop-in format, allowing residents to attend as schedules permit. 
If you have questions and cannot attend this meeting, please contact Duke by phone at (513) 287-2130 or by email at CentCorridorPipeline@duke-energy.com

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City Charter Revision Open House This Thursday

May 26, 6:00 PM at Council Chambers.

The City Charter that governs Blue Ash may be adapting this year. These changes will not increase taxes, they are simply to improve operations.

In order to bring Blue Ash in line with other municipalities, City Council has proposed several Charter revisions regarding Council terms, legislation, and board membership for consideration at the November 2016 election.  A first reading of the proposed revisions occured at the May 12 Council meeting. Council will hold an open house to discuss the changes before the May 26 Council meeting and vote in Council Chambers. The revisions will be on the November 2016 ballot.

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

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The 2016 Spring Newsletter will be in your mailboxes in the next few days! Here is a link to the digital file. 
Take special note of the upcoming events!

Recent Duke Pipeline Update

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Duke Energy recently sent the Mayor this letter including a timeline of the project and proposed installation.

Here is a copy of the letter that was sent. 

Additionally, Council recently passed a resolution that expresses serious concerns with the Pipeline. This is the resolution.
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Summer Concert Series

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The 2016 Mio’s Blue Ash Summer Concert Series is kicking off in just a few weeks. The Friday Concerts on the Square will begin at 8:00 PM on Friday, June 3rd, while the Tuesday Concerts in the Park will start the following week on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 PM. The many returning bands along with some new acts will ensure a great concert series in Blue Ash this summer. Make sure to check out the full schedule of FREE WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT online at www.blueashevents.com.

Chris Leinberger Presented to Council April 28

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Chris Leinberger, a land use strategist, developer, professor, researcher, and author, gave a presentation to Blue Ash City Council on April 28 about what he's seeing in urban cores and suburban centers across the country. 

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UPDATED 5/12: Duke Pipeline Project

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Blue Ash residents should be aware that Duke Energy is proposing a natural gas pipeline project from the Mason area to the Norwood area. The project is called the Central Corridor Gas Pipeline Extension Project and has the potential to be located in Blue Ash. Duke Energy, as well as the Ohio Power Siting Board and the Ohio Public Utilities Commission are the organizations which have oversight in this project. The City of Blue Ash, as a municipal government, does not play a role in the decision of the placement of the pipeline.

See Mayor Czerwonka's letter to the PUCO here.

For a letter from the City regarding the project, click here. To view Duke Energy's webpage about this project, click here. To express concern, fill out this form. To sign up to receive updates from the PUCO, visit this website. To see the proposed routes, which have been made much more specific in recent updates, see these maps: Area Overview, Detail 1, Detail 2, Detail 3.

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Memorial Day 2016

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The City of Blue Ash will host its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016. The event is also sponsored by the Blue Ash Civic League.

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Blue Ash Farmers' Market

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The Farmers' Market offers sustainably grown foods and goods for sale from local vendors. Visit the market rain or shine at Summit Park on Wednesdays between May 18-October 12 from 3:30-7:00 PM.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

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Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic comes alive in this fun, free-flowing adaptation. The bossy bird Darzee is furious when Rikki Tikki Tavi arrives unannounced. With the dimwitted muskrat Chuchu, Darzee pulls out all of the stops to convince the pesky young mongoose to leave. That is until they see that the tyrannical cobra Nag runs in fear of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Ultimately, the three learn to band together to save their home in this delightful comedy about sharing and cooperation.


Saturday, April 23. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Blue Ash Recreation Center
Fee: Free and open to the public

Earth Day Celebration at the Blue Ash Recreation Center

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This free event includes earth-friendly vendors, food, music, crafts, and fun for the entire family. Anyone interested in participating as a vendor, demonstrator or to volunteer, contact Peggy Behm 745-8644 or pbehm@blueash.com.

Date: Friday, April 22
Time: 4-7PM
Fee: Free and open to the public

National Drug Take-Back Day April 30

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On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Blue Ash Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to The Blue Ash Police Department at 4343 Cooper Road. Read More

Cancer Support Community to Kick Their Heels Up at Wine Women & Shoes® Event

Wine Women and Shoes

On the heels of a record year helping local individuals and families affected by cancer, join us for a fabulous new event: Wine Women & Shoes benefiting Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. This fun and unique event will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016  evening at The Transept in OTR. As its name would suggest, Wine Women & Shoes is a unique, smart, and sophisticated event featuring wine tasting, savory bites, silent & live auctions, fashion show, charming shoe guys, and a shopping marketplace that will engage and entertain the expected 250+ fabulous women (and a few men!) of influence.  Be there – Be fabulous!

For more info or to purchase tickets:  http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/cincinnati  Current sponsors include: Pure Romance, Jeff Wyler Family Automotive, The Kroger Co., Kendra Scott, US Bank, and more! 

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Hunt House Open This Saturday

Hunt House Open House
Saturday, April 9 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Big Band music by the Undercover Big Band with an exhibit of 1940′s local memorabilia. Bring your dancing shoes!
Learn more at blueashhistoricalsociety.org/

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Parade in Blue Ash has always been a fun event. If you'd like to be a part of the parade, click the photo above or this link. It will take you to a PDF version of the application, where you can learn more about how to be a member of the parade this year! 

Summit Park Playground CLOSED Friday, April 1

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Unfortunately, it's no April Fool's Joke. In order to ensure everyone's safety while crews are installing security cameras, it's necessary for the playground to be closed this Friday. The security cameras are not a reaction to anything negative that has happened, just a proactive and peace-of-mind approach to protecting our park spaces and our users within them that has been planned all along. Here is a list of other Blue Ash parks that have playgrounds and will be open on Friday, April 1. 
Hunt Park
Nature Park
Hazelwood
Mini Park in front of the Sports Center.

New Architectural Standards in Place

City of Blue Ash Adopts Architectural Standards

The City of Blue Ash recently adopted Architectural Standards that will ensure a minimum level of architectural design and require the use of high-quality building materials within the City.  The new Zoning Code Chapter regulates all new construction and any additions to existing buildings, except one- and two-family residential uses.  The Architectural Standards become effective on March 22, 2016.

The Architectural Standards Chapter is on the City’s website.  Please direct any questions to Community Development Director, Dan Johnson at djohnson@blueash.com or 513-745-8528.

New Restaurant/Theater Now Open in Blue Ash!

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Have you been noticing a little change at the intersection of Cornell and Kenwood? That little change is a big deal in Blue Ash! 

The restaurant provides a new lunch destination for local businesses, and the theater provides an amenity that the City has previously been missing. 
Robbie Sosna, President of Envision Cinemas, shared that his company picked Blue Ash due to the strong economy and hotel environment. He shares that he is excited to bring a “quality, locally owned, independent casual dining restaurant” to the City. “Blue Ash is a great place to live, work, and play, and we felt as though it only made sense to launch our first business here,” shared Sosna. 

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Ensemble Theatre - Puppeteering

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Date & Time: Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Fee: Free and open to the public.

Registration: Please register at the Welcome Desk or call 745-8550

Want to become a puppeteer for a day? Join Ensemble Theatre Artist and puppeteer Daniela Nenova as we explore the world of puppets. Sign up to become a puppeteer for a day!

Updated Sycamore Senior Center Programs

The Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Department is
committed to providing activities that promote and
support healthy aging. Our programming includes a
variety of Older Adult activities that are listed in the linked PDF file. 

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Cooper Creek Event Center Video

Cooper Creek Event Center


Click the picture to watch the newly produced video about Cooper Creek! Or click here!

Sycamore Senior Center

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As many residents have heard, the final day of operation at the Sycamore Senior Center will be March 31st. While the Center is located in Blue Ash, it is not actually a Blue Ash operation. The City has no control over it; the sale was between private companies. However, because the City has the proper facilities to be able to absorb a handful of the activities that the Center offered, some programming will be transferred to the Blue Ash Recreation Center. That is the extent of the municipality’s involvement in the transaction.

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Fire Department on Twitter

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Blue Ash Fire Department will now tweet traffic updates, fire hydrant inspection dates, accident reports, and other similar fire-related content to keep residents and visitors in the know. Find the handle on Twitter @blueashfiredept or at this link. Read More

Telephone Scam

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Be aware of this telephone scam. Read More

Hazelwood Incident

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On Sunday, 2/7/16 around 11:25 AM a shooting occurred in the 11100 block of Oak Avenue.
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Playhouse in the Park - Antigone

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February 6. 6:30 PM - Recreation Center. 


Facing an uncertain future, Antigone must choose between obeying the laws of men and honoring her loyalty to her family in this inventive and very accessible world premier based on the timeless Greek legend. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is free to the public. Please register at the Welcome Desk or call 745-8550

Reducing Energy Consumption

electronicsLooking for ways to reduce the amount of energy your household consumes? Check out these tips for saving the world.  Read More

Events in Blue Ash

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Looking for more information about what is happening in the City? Check out our social media accounts, or this website!

Local Dentist Serves Children Abroad

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Dr. Charles D. Moorehead Provides Dental Service to Children in South Africa

Local dentist joins Crossroads team to provide free dentistry to the impoverished.

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Happy New Year!

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We wish you a beautiful 2016! Stay tuned for fun events that will happen in the new year!  Read More

Where is my 2016 Calendar?

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If you're wondering where your 2016 calendar is - they are in the mail and should be in your mailboxes within the next few days! If you fear you may have been overlooked, feel free to email me directly at communications@blueash.com. You are also welcome to stop by any City building (fire department, police department, Cooper Creek, golf course, service garage, etc.) and pick one up from there! 

Senate at Summit

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Did you hear the big news from last week's council meeting? Senate Pub, the trendy hot dog joint from OTR, will be negotiating lease agreements with our City officials! Learn more here.

December Connections

December

To view the December eBLAST newsletter, click here!

Blue Ash Philanthropy

stars on treesBlue Ash based non-profit opens a "Holiday Store" where underserved families can shop for their Christmas gifts for a total of $10. This will happen 
  • Friday, December 11th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
  • Saturday, December 12th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Winter 2015-2016 Newsletter

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Winter Newsletter
is now available! You'll be introduced to the new councilmen, and learn more about the updates on Summit Park, a life saved at the Recreation Center, brief tips about indoor fires, a new program the Police Department is rolling out, an economic update, and information about snow plows!

Blue Ash Business Association Honors Veterans

On September 3 at the Blue Ash Veterans Memorial, the Blue Ash Business Association honored their members’ families and friends who paid the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who are serving or have served our country.

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Sister City Delegation

Technology-based visit to Ilmenau, Germany included Blue Ash Park dedication and celebration of the 25 year anniversary of German reunification. 

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Dog Park Update

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By the end of this week, the water supply at the dog park in Summit Park will be turned off and winterized! Plan accordingly!

Move Over for Flashing Lights

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Blue Ash road crews are employed to improve our commute, and to make our lives easier. While we can sometimes be distracted by needing to get where we need to go, let's refocus. Collectively, let's commit to valuing the lives of the men and women who work on the roads by slowing down and moving over. 

Whenever you see flashing lights, slow down and move over to help protect the lives of the engineers, fathers, sisters, children, and aspiring basketball players who work on our roads. 

Blue Ash Fire Department Open House

BAFD Open House

Mark your calendars! Want to know more about what our Fire Department does? On October 6, from 5-8 PM, the firefighters will open up The North Fire House at 10647 Kenwood Road for Blue Ash residents to explore. Learn more about the engines, schedules, trainings, and listen to stories from our brave men and women.

New Class A Office Space at Landings Park

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VanTrust Real Estate LLC
, a Kansas City-based real estate development company, purchased 8.75 acres from Duke Realty Corp. for about $1.7 million. The developer plans to break ground in the next 30 days on a 143,000-square-foot, class A office building. Read More

Plant Swap

Plant Swap

Have you heard of our plant swap event? It's a really cool thing that our Parks and Grounds folks put on where Blue Ash residents can bring something (a plant) from your own yard and then trade it with someone else that has brought something you'd like! It's like going back in time to when people would barter for things. At least, that's how I picture it going. 

It'll be at Summit Park this year, NOT the Rec Center parking lot. When you get to the park, look near the big Summit Park sign in the parking lot, and that's where people will be gathering. Don't go to the Rec Center with your plants. Unless they are feeling a little insecure and want to work out before they go meet with the other Blue Ash plants. I get that.
See you and your plants tomorrow (Sept. 26) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM!

Ward 5B Voting Location

The voting location for Ward 5B has been changed. The Deercross apartments office is undergoing renovation so all of the voting for Ward 5 (A & B) will be at the Rec Center.

Blue Ash Police Department and MADD

Feeling good? Might it be Skyline time? 
Skyline Chili on Cornell Road is giving the Police Department a percentage of the check for each customer who mentions the event or shows the attached flyer, beginning today through 10/14.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has worked for over 30 years to provide victim assistance services to families of those killed by drunk and drug-impaired drivers. MADD victim advocates attend every court hearing of drivers charged with killing another while impaired, explaining each step of the lengthy process to the families while speaking for them to prosecutors and judges. MADD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is largely supported by donations and events such as the Walk Like MADD events across the country.
This is how we support their efforts!
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Questions about the Taste?

Have questions about the Taste? Check out all the links below, but if you can't find your answer, you can ask us directly! Tweet at us on Twitter (@blueashohio), comment on Facebook, or email us at communications@blueash.com and someone will respond in a reasonable amount of time. We want to be as accessible as possible this weekend! 

Taste of Blue Ash Announcement!

Chair drop-off for this Friday has been changed from 2pm to 7am! That's right! You get seven additional hours to reserve your spot on the Great Lawn! Can't wait to see you all there! Click here for more information. Map of parking below.
Taste of Blue Ash Parking

2015 Taste of Blue Ash

Click here for the 2015 Taste of Blue Ash event details and restaurant winners.

2015 Paving Program

The City will be paving various streets beginning June 8. Read More

Construction on Plainfield Road

Construction on the new subdivision, The Retreat at Summit Park, off of Plainfield Road north of Fox Hollow will begin Monday, June 8. Traffic delays are expected.

Blue Ash Police Sergeants Graduate from PELC

Sgts. Ed Charron and Roger Pohlman complete 3 week leadership program
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Cooper Creek Event Center receives Capital Project Grant from Hamilton County

Parking facilities to be expanded at popular Blue Ash venue Read More

Annual Report Now Available

Click here to view a PDF version of the 2014 Annual Report

City of Blue Ash Recognizes Sycamore Community Schools Bus Driver

Ola Smith commended for life-saving efforts Read More

Blue Ash Recreation Center Hosts Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill

Bird Brain will be performed on Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 PM Read More

Progress Continues at Blue Ash Summit Park throughout Winter Months

Performance Stage, Community Building, Glass Canopy currently under construction; Farmers Market at Summit Park begins May 6.
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Pharmaceutical Company Moving Its Manufacturing Operations to Blue Ash

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company will move into 10901 Kenwood Road 
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Cardiac Arrest Victim Returns to Thank First Responders

Kevin Baum returns to Blue Ash four months after collapsing during a local 5K race
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Draft of Comprehensive Plan Available

A draft of the Comprehensive Plan can be found here Read More

Blue Ash's Cooper Creek Event Center Wins Second Award of 2015

WeddingWire selects CCEC for Couples' Choice Award for Best Venue Read More

Cooper Creek Event Center Awarded "Best of Weddings" by The Knot

Blue Ash event center wins award for the third year in a row; dozens of weddings already booked for 2015. Read More

Construction on Creek Road begins December 12

Creek Road will be milled and repaved from Reed Hartman Highway to our West Corp limits (just past Wengate). Read More

Summit Park Receives Award of Excellence

Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (OPRA) recently announced its 2014 Annual Awards of Excellence winners, and Summit Park made the list. Read More

Upcoming Job Fair

The Parks & Recreation Department will host a part-time job fair for 2015 spring and summer positions. Read More

2015 Calendar & Winter Newsletter now available

The 2015 Community Calendar and Winter Newsletter was mailed to all Blue Ash residents and businesses on November 19, 2014. Read More

CRES/CRNGS Rules Update

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently revised several rules regarding competitive retail electric and natural gas service (CRES and CRNGS). The rules become effective on Dec. 1, 2014.  Read More

Northeast Fire Collaborative Departments Receive Donation to Save Pets from Smoke Inhalation

Firefighters in Blue Ash, Loveland Symmes, Mason, and Sharonville are now equipped with pet oxygen mask kits, thanks to a generous donation from Invisible Fence of Cincinnati. Read More

Blue Ash Police Officer Awarded Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Service Award

Officer Beth Roach accepted a state-wide award from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on October 29.  Read More

Blue Ash Police Chief Recognized at Annual Hamilton County NAMI Celebration

Chief Paul Hartinger Awarded "Excellence in CIT" Read More

Restaurants on the Move in Blue Ash

Brown Dog Café to move to Summit Park, Sleepy Bee Café to open second location in downtown Blue Ash.

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Blue Ash Business Association Announces Scholarship

The Blue Ash Business Association is pleased to sponsor a college/technical school scholarship for graduating high school seniors. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

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Taste of Blue Ash Announcement

Chair drop-off for Friday will begin at 7am instead of 2pm. That means you get seven additional hours to reserve your spot on the Great Lawn! For more information, click here!