BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTB1 Amanda Guinan works at Custom Design Benefits in Monfort Heights. Volume 83 Number 36 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED $1,500 cash giveaway Through July 24, you can win daily cash prizes and get entered for a $500 jackpot from CincyMomsLikeMe.com. Go to MomsLikeMe.com/cincycontests for all the info. Friary’s fryer He is known for his traditional recipes but Scott Riehle, the man who runs the kitchen at St. Francis Friary, is no ordinary chef. – FULL STORY, B1 Kings Island bound Readers who won tickets to Kings Island as part of our Readers Choice survey are: • Michael Brunner of Cincinnati • Tara Reese of Hamersville, Ohio • Mark Class of Alexandria, Ky. Watch the newspaper for more Readers Choice announcements in coming weeks. Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston, Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township, Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We d n e s d a y, J u l y 2 2 , 2 0 0 9 Web site: communitypress.com B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S By Heidi Fallon email@example.com Rick and Jan Roos already know where a portrait of their son, Tim, is going to go. They’ve cleared just the perfect spot above the mantel of their Delhi Township home for the portrait they’ll be presented with July 24. A Texas artist, Phil Taylor, selected Tim for his American Fallen Soldiers project. “I paint the soldiers who have been killed in the wars from Iraq and Afghanistan for the families at no cost and present each one to the families at special events across the U.S.,” Taylor said. He will be at the Friday, July 24, ceremony at the Delhi Township Veterans Plaza, 934 Neeb Road, adjacent township offices. The Delhi Township Veterans Association is coordinating the ceremony, which is open HEIDI FALLON/STAFF to the public and begins at 11:30 a.m. Jan and Rick Roos hold the photo of their son, Tim, that will be used for an oil portrait. The family will be presented with the portrait in Tim Roos was killed while serving with military ceremonies July 24. his Marine unit in Iraq July 27, 2006. tinuing to do good.” His parents don’t know why their son was “He would want us to keep telling his story. While they wait for the portrait, the Roos selected, but they are thrilled. Tim would want us to tell his story that he family also is preparing to send Adam, their “It’s such an honor for us and for Tim,” oldest son, off to Iraq. Adam is making his Rick said. made a difference. That they all made a dream of being a Marine come true. They asked Tim’s cousin, Jeff, who went difference. That they did good and are He joined a Dayton Marine reserve unit into the Marines with Tim after they graduatcontinuing to do good.” last year. He had wanted to enlist after he ed from Oak Hills High School; John Hummeldorf, a friend and fellow township Jan Roos graduated from high school, but Jan admits Marine; and another friend and Delhi TownTin Roos’ mother she talked him out of it. “This is something he’s always wanted to ship police officer Rob Buhrlage, to be part of and every soldier’s memory alive. do and we’re so proud of him,” she said. the military escort for the ceremony. “This isn’t just for Tim,” Rick said. “This is Adam will be home for a few days before “They are doing with this with full milileaving for Iraq next month to see his partary honors,” Jan said. “They escort the por- for all the fallen soldiers.” “He would want us to keep telling his ents, wife, Michelle, and daughter, Ava. trait as though it were his body coming story,” his mother added. Also on hand for the portrait ceremony home.” “Tim would want us to tell his story that will be Tim’s wife, Sara, and his 3-year-old The couple said that while losing their son was the hardest thing they’ve ever endured, he made a difference. That they all made a daughter, Annaliese, who was born just they know Tim would want them to keep his difference. That they did good and are con- weeks before Tim was killed. Board to review Mercy’s request “We can only hope that the Hamilton County Commissioners will respond to the overwhelming majority of community members, and not be swayed by the misleading rhetoric of groups willing to change the face of an already successful community against their will.” firstname.lastname@example.org Do you know where this is in the Western Hills area? If not, it’s time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to westernhills@community press.com or call 853-6287, along with your name. Deadline to call is noon Friday. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. See last week’s correct guessers on B5. To place an ad, call 242-4000. 50¢ Marine honored with portrait By Kurt Backscheider Golf tree PRESS Kleeman Road resident Mark Broering Sr. said the group of citizens opposed to the proposed Mercy hospital in Green Township will continue fighting the development. Residents concerned about the project, as well as those who support Mercy Health Partners’ plans, will get their chance to once again voice their opinions to the Green Township Board of Trustees at the trustees’ next meeting, Monday, July 27. The trustees will review a zone amendment application for the project during its regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the township administration building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission voted 5-0 on July 2, to approve a land use amendment allowing the $200 million hospital and medical office complex to be built near North Bend Road and Interstate 74. Mercy chief executive officer James May said the approval was “tremendous.” “This is another indication that we are moving in the right direc- Mark Broering Sr. Co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Sit FILE PHOTO James May, president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners, said the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission’s approval of Mercy’s planned Monfort Heights’ hospital was “another indication that we are moving in the right direction toward developing the proposed site.” tion toward developing the proposed site and increasing access to high-quality health care services for the residents of Cincinnati, western Hamilton County and beyond,” he said. Pete Gemmer, regional director of public relations and external communications for Mercy, said they are planning a full-service, acute care facility that will meet all the health care needs of the community, both inpatient and outpatient. 2,750 SAVINGS $ On All 2009 Altima 2.5 S 30 Available Broering, co-founder of Concerned Citizens in Opposition to the Proposed Mercy Hospital Site, said the group was disappointed with the planning commission’s decision, and felt the 1,262 signatures they collected from residents against the project were given no consideration. “It has been demonstrated not once but twice so far in the past two months that the voice of the overwhelming majority of constituents in Green Township falls on deaf ears when it comes to the three elected township trustees and the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission,” he said. Broering said the 32-page report he prepared demonstrating why the hospital is a bad fit for the area was ignored as well. 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