March 11, 2022
News and information from the City of Blue Ash
Inside this issue:

  • Residents turn out for the BLUE open house
  • Protiviti receives growth award from REDI
  • New businesses open in Blue Ash
  • Police Lieutenant receives martial arts honor
  • Volunteers help remove 40k invasive plants at Summit Park
  • New Fire Department Captain's vehicle in use
  • HAM-Plainfield roundabouts project update
  • More job openings
  • Upcoming events and important dates
Residents turn out for the BLUE open house
The Open House for the BLUE was well attended in City Council Chambers on Monday evening.

Around 100 residents turned out to ask questions and hear more about the project from representatives from Circle Development.

Circle displayed renderings of the BLUE, which allowed attendees to view them at their leisure while chatting with the developers.

After hearing resident feedback, Circle announced at last night's City Council meeting that it would be completing a traffic study of the area surrounding the development.

Protiviti receives growth award from REDI
Blue Ash-based Protiviti received the James A. Wuenker Growth Award from REDI Cincinnati yesterday evening.

The award recognizes the most consequential projects that have made a significant impact on the Cincinnati Region.

Protiviti announced in November of 2021 that it was creating 450 jobs in Blue Ash with the establishment of its Americas Delivery Center on Alliance Road. Read more.
New businesses open in Blue Ash
Higher Gravity is now open at the Neighborhoods at Summit Park.

The craft beer bar, located in the Approach, has over 400 types of beer and 150 wine varieties in stock.

A grand opening is being planned in the near future. Read more.
Gatherings of Blue Ash, held an open house yesterday evening.

Mayor Marc Sirkin presented a proclamation to Emily Gibbon-Pradhan of Elegant Fare Catering and Events for their 40 year anniversary and to congratulate the company on the opening of the event venue.
Police Lieutenant receives martial arts honor
Blue Ash Police Lt. Rob Gerhardt has been inducted into the Arnold Battle of Columbus Bruce Lee and Legends of Martial Arts Hall of Honor.

In his spare time, Lt. Gerhardt is a Senior Master and the Owner/CEO of Budokai Academy of Martial Arts in Middletown. Read more.
40,000 invasive plants removed from Summit Park
The Ohio River Foundation (ORF), Summit Park employees, and community volunteers worked together last year to remove more than 40,000 invasive plants at Summit Park, and plan to continue to expand that work this year.

“What the volunteers and staff members were able to accomplish in 2021 is truly remarkable,” said Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director Brian Kruse. “The work of the Ohio River Foundation is crucial to keeping Summit Park beautiful, natural, and ecologically sound. We are thankful to the volunteers that are making sure Summit Park will continue to thrive and be enjoyed by guests well into the future.” Read more.
New Fire Department Captain's vehicle in use
The new Fire Department District 13 Command Staff vehicle is now in use.

The Ford F150 truck serves as an on-site command center during fires or other emergency situations. Check out all of the Blue Ash Fire Department vehicles here.
HAM-Plainfield Roundabout Update
3/11/2022 HAM-Plainfield Roundabout construction update:

Plainfield/Peppermill Roundabout:

  • Expect lane closures and delays at the Reed Hartman/Peppermill intersection starting Monday (3/14) for water main work
  • Retaining wall construction continues with concrete pouring over the next few weeks
  • Underground conduit installation continues

Hunt/Kroger Roundabout (photo above):

  • Concrete island and storm sewer construction underway 

All work is weather permitting. Remember to drive safely and slowly through the construction zone. Do you have questions about the project? Email:

Jobs, jobs, jobs!
Come work with a great team
Join the team! We are hiring lifeguards for the Blue Ash Recreation Center Pool!

We are also hiring for these positions:

  • Special Events Assistant
  • Cooper Creek Banquet Bartenders
  • Climbing Wall Monitor
  • Park Maintenance Landscape Supervisor

Check out these and additional career opportunities at
Be a part of the Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade!
Applications are open for the Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade! Applications are due by Friday, May 20. Learn more and sign up here.
Mark your calendar for these
important dates and upcoming events!
Click the links below for more information on these important dates and events in Blue Ash.
March 12: CPR/AED Class
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., North Fire Station, 10647 Kenwood Road

March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins
Turn clocks ahead one hour and check smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road

March 20: First Day of Spring

March 24: City Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 4343 Cooper Road

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., North Fire Station, 10647 Kenwood Road

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., 4364 Hunt Road

Today only

April 14: City Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, 4343 Cooper Road

April 15: Good Friday
City Offices close at 12:00 p.m.
COVID-19 information
As of June 2, Ohio has lifted COVID-19 related health orders across the state.

If you are looking for information on COVID-19 vaccinations, Hamilton County Public Health has answers. This webpage has a breakdown of when each age group may be vaccinated and a list of providers with contact information.

The Ohio Department of Health has a wealth of information about the vaccinations here. In-depth information can also be found at the CDC website.
For the latest information from County, State and National officials on COVID-19:
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