I know this won't be of interest to the majority of readers, but I'm sure any GA pilots out there with an affinity for their local field / FBO can relate
For most of my life I lived 15 minutes away from ISZ and took my first training flight at 13 1/2 years in a C152 through Schmidt Aviation (since changed hands), and solo'd on my 16th bday. My mother still has the (shaky) camcorder video of me flying my T&Gs around RW 24 - right hand pattern due to golf course and houses south of the field - while my instructor lounges in a lawn chair off the side of the runway waiting for me to pick him up on full stop. This was in the last 90's when CVG was still Class C airspace and not the unnecessary (IMHO) Class B it is today. On any given day, if you wanted to get some CT experience you turned south and were pretty much lined up for a long final on LUKs 21R. Likewise, a heading of 150 degrees would get you to Clermont Co. pretty quick, which is usually what I did on a Saturday so I could grab a free hot dog at Sporty's!
The closure is hardly a surprise, although there was hope for the last few years that a partial land sell off and consolodation of ISZ would save it. But as it is with the times, the city couldn't justify the $100m price tag and have decided that LUK alone with suffice for GA needs. In it's prime, ISZ had around 35k take offs + landings, and until very recently even hosted Blue Ash Airport Days every year in early summer which drew good crowds. Shut down is scheduled around June 8, a sad day Cincinnati GA and those of us familiar with ISZ