Thursday, April 29, 1999

Ex-mayor to manage Lincoln Heights


Dantzler, 62, starts next week

BY MARIE McCAIN
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Herman Dantzler, a former Lincoln Heights mayor and administrator, has been hired as this village's new manager.

        Mr. Dantzler's appointment was approved by village council Monday. He'll start next week and will be paid $50,000 annually, officials said.

        He replaces former Village Manager William Kohbarger, who resigned April 2 to take a position as the administrator of Groveport, Ohio, a Columbus suburb of about 3,000.

        Mr. Dantzler could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

        Mr. Dantzler, 62, served as Lincoln Heights mayor from 1975 to 1980 and as manager from 1981 to 1983. He lives in Springfield Township.

        During his previous tenure with the village, he helped complete various projects, including construction of a municipal building and fire department, as well as the acquisition and renovation of the Smith/Flowers Center from the Princeton School District.

        Councilwoman Joanne Anderson said she was “confident Mr. Dantzler will raise the village to another level.”

        “Mr. Dantzler brings ability, honesty, wisdom, integrity and experience,” she said.

        Mayor Lovey B. Andrews said Mr. Dantzler proved to be the best choice for the village. He was chosen from among 24 applicants.

        She said that among his duties, Mr. Dantzler will be responsible for hiring a new economic development director, along with overseeing improvements to Memorial Field.

        Last June, the village was awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant from Ford Motor Co. for economic development.

        Mr. Kohbarger hoped to hire a development specialist who would market Lincoln Heights and assist with commercial growth.

        Also last year, more than $50,000 was donated to the village to help pay for various special projects. Among the donations, General Mills Inc. gave $24,500 to help create and restore village parks.

       



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