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Cracking down

Columbia Township officials have been hearing complaints about the intersection of Ridge and Highland and they recently decided to do something about it. The result is a collaboration with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department to dedicate specific times to closely monitor the intersection for drivers running through red lights. Lt. Dan Reid noted during last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting that in a recent 24-hour span officers issued 29 citations, with 28 for running red lights. FULL STORY, A2

Colonial history

Local members of a national organization want to share their love of history. “Our mission is to keep alive the founding of our country,” said Philemon Dickinson, governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. The Ohio Society recently had its annual summer gathering. Nationally, the society has 32 chapters. FULL STORY, A4

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Village restricts noise from commercial trucks By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park residents can now rest easy during the night. At last week’s meeting, council unanimously adopted a new ordinance regulating noise from commercial trucks in the village. Between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. the ordinance prohibits trucks Key used for trash points or recycling pick up, large • The ordinance delivery items regulates noise and those from commercial used for contrucks between struction on 10 p.m. and 6:30 residential a.m. streets. • It applies to Councilresidential streets man Terry only, not Wooster Howe said resPike. idents com• The plained about ordinance does Rumpke rounot apply to taxis, tinely breakemergency ing start times vehicles or snow removal trucks. set forth in the • Prohibited contract for trucks during trash collecthose hours tion. include those “We recogused for the nize the noise collection, may cause a removal or nuisance,” he disposal of said. waste, garbage H o w e or recyclable added that the materials; for the ordinance delivery, loading, allows Terrace unloading, opening, closing Park to or other handling enforce the of boxes, crates, regulations on containers, cans, trucks that building materials create excesor similar objects; sive noise for construction between those or demolition of hours. buildings or Councilstructures, man Mark or for excavation. Porst said there is no quantifiable noise level and the ordinance strictly prohibits all commercial trucks on residential


Ronn Schneeman is working with representatives from Cincinnati State and the Job Search Focus Group at the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church to begin offering classes that give job seekers more confidence in entering the workforce.

Program to help jobless By Amanda Hopkins


Terrace Park recently enacted a noise ordinance aimed at keeping commercial vehicles, such as Rumpke recycling and garbage trucks, off residential streets between 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. streets during late night and early morning hours. Drivers will get a warning for the first offense, Councilman Jim Muennich said, and the ordinance states other violations will be a minor misdemeanor. Howe said the village will

inform Rumpke of the new ordinance restricting hours for collection. The noise ordinance does not apply to taxis, emergency vehicles, snow removal vehicles or trucks passing through the village on Wooster Pike.

Mariemont considers new levy

Madisonville resident Dick Hague said his home appeals to his sense of history. “Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman were all alive in 1890,” said Hague. “It’s nice to think they were in the world the same time as this home.” Hague’s 1890 Victorian home will be among those featured in this year’s Madisonville Home and Garden Tour. FULL STORY, A5

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Mariemont residents could face a new operating levy this year. At last week’s meeting, a majority of council members voted to have the Hamilton County auditor certify the dollar amount that would be generated annually

By the numbers

• $445,000: Ending balance for Mariemont general fund in 2010, without new levy. • Negative $82,000: General fund ending balance in 2011, without new levy. • $34,000: Ending balance for Mariemont paramedic fund in 2010, without new levy. • Negative $14,000: Paramedic fund ending balance in 2011, without new levy. • $245,000: Ending balance for the general and paramedic funds in 2015, with a new levy. • Negative $236,000: Ending balance for both the general and paramedic funds in 2016, with a new levy.

by a 4.75-mill levy. Councilman Rex Bevis voted against the resolution. “This is a preliminary process to find the exact dollar amount,” Councilman Bill Ebelhar said. “It does not bind us for putting it on the ballot.” The village is running a $400,000 annual deficit and risks a negative balance in 2011 for both the general and paramedic funds. With a new 4.75-mill levy, Tontillo said Mariemont would have a positive balance through 2015. He added that the financial forecast with the new levy assumes services are continued at current levels, and does not include any cuts council might make in the future. Councilwoman Kim Sullivan said the village needs a combination of financial cuts and new revenue “just to keep our heads above water.” But Councilman Rex Bevis disagreed. “I believe that we can and

Why 4.75 mills?

Mariemont Councilman Bill Ebelhar said the village arrived at the figure during the debate about joining the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District. During the months preceding the May 5 election, village officials determined approximately 5 mills were needed for the general and paramedic funds to provide financial stability for the next five years. Clerk Paul Tontillo said the 4.75mill levy provides a consistent message to taxpayers and is fixed at 3.5 percent inflation. should operate within our budget,” Bevis said, adding that he would not support the levy. “We, as a village government, should operate our business without going to the taxpayers for funding.” Ebelhar said when Mariemont residents voted against joining the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District in May, citizens showed a willingness to pay for extra services.

Ronn Schneeman knows what it’s like to be unemployed and searching for jobs. He’s faced it twice. Now, as an adjunct professor of business for Indiana Wesleyan University in West Chester Township and working full-time writing business proposals for a computer technology company, Schneeman is using his life experience and his business experience to help others that may be unemployed in the current economic climate. He has created the Personal Success Institute, an organization designed to teach job seekers the confidence they will need to become more successful in finding satisfying work. Schneeman is working with job search programs at the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church and Cincinnati State so that he can begin the confidence-building classes as soon as possible. “You do not want to find any job, but find a job that is ideally suited for you,” Schneeman said. He said that many people searching for work know the techniques, like writing a resume or setting up interviews, but Schneeman said that many lack the selfconfidence to carry out the job search. He attributed feelings of rejection, insecurity and self-doubt as reasons why many people struggle to find work after they have lost their job. “It seemed like a natural idea to me to take positive (self-confidence building) techniques and add job searching techniques,” Schneeman said. “It makes the person’s job search easier, faster, less stressful and more successful.” The classes that Schneeman has created in the Personal Success Institute called “Self-Confidence for the Job-Seeker” and “You Can Too Be Self-Confident” are designed to help the job candidates prepare resumes and interviews and relate their own personal traits to career fields where they will be most successful while building the self-confidence of each job candidate. “You can teach people to do something, but they need the confidence to carry it out,” Schneeman said.


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By Rob Dowdy Columbia Township officials have been hearing complaints about the intersection of Ridge and Highland and they recently decided to do something about it. The result is a collaboration with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department to dedicate specific times to closely monitor the intersection for drivers running through red lights. Lt. Dan Reid noted during last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting that in a recent 24-hour span officers issued 29 citations, with 28 for running red lights. “I was actually surprised at the amount of tickets,” Reid said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said complaints about the intersection have been constant, and the Ridge and Highland area has had a high number

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Here’s a look at other points of discussion during the June 8 Columbia Township Trustees meeting: • Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township is going out to bid on waste collection services, with hopes of opening the bids by the end of the month. The township needs the bids to determine the amount of millage to put on the waste levy in November. • Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp asked Lemon to set up a work session to discuss the township’s options on how to pay for the increased contract with the Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District. The district is doubling what the township paid in its last threeyear contract, but is allowing Columbia to gradually pay the increase over the length of the contract. The difference in next year’s contract is about $8,000 more. • The Wal-Mart on Ridge Road in the township is closing its doors in September. Lemon said the reason the store is closing is because of its inability to expand into a “superstore,” as well as a newly opened Wal-Mart within a few miles of the existing store. of accidents in recent years. He said the township and sheriff’s patrols hope to combat this “pervasive problem” by sporadically focusing on the intersection a couple times a month. Reid said patrols weren’t hiding, but instead were in plain sight when they would often see several vehicles running a single red light.

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He said he was only able to catch one at a time, but the numbers were still staggering. Lemon said Hamilton County is looking into resurfacing the road near the intersection next year, and the township has a design in place to alter the intersection’s turn lanes to increase traffic flow.

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Three Mariemont police chiefs who have a combined 100 years of public service stand together at the annual Police Appreciation Dinner. Dick Pope, left, served 35 years, Don Shanks has 41 years of service and current Chief Rick Hines has 24 years of service. “This century of dedication is remarkable and the village is fortunate to have been guided by their common sense leadership and commitment to duty,” said Rich Ewald, who organizes the dinner.

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The Fairfax Police Department has joined several other Tristate law enforcement agencies in an OVI Task Force. OVI stands for “operating a vehicle while intoxicated.” The village, which has had several high-profile driving under intoxication arrests in recent years, recently joined the task force. “The biggest reason is safety as well as being visible,” said Fairfax police Lt. Steve Kelly about Fairfax’s participation. Funding for the national task force comes from a grant through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. As part of the task force, the department will be involved in the “Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest” initiative Aug. 21 through Sept. 7. “Obviously, we pay close attention to (driving under intoxication violations),” said Chief Rick Patterson. However, he said the number of arrests compared to previous years has not varied significantly. As of May, the department had six drunk driving arrests, which was about the same number of arrests as last year at this time. For 2008, the department made a total of 16 drunk driving arrests. There is no specific pattern, Patterson said about the frequency of drunk driving arrests. Although the drunk driving arrests of University of Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins in 2004 and the March arrest of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conductor Paavo Jarvi made headlines, Patterson said officers go after anyone breaking the law. “We treat everyone the same,” he said. “No matter what their status is in the community, they get the same treatment.”

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BRIEFLY Church to honor pastor

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church will honor the Rev. Donald Dixon with a special program starting 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the church, 1345 Grace Ave. The program will include music, a performance by the Wesley Choir and special guests. A reception will follow the program. Dixon is also expected to be named an Honorary Captain during the Cincinnati Reds Civil Rights Game Saturday, June 20. The recognition is for Dixon’s past involvement in civil rights

affairs. Dixon is retiring after a career of 46 years. Dixon has served at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church for 15 years.

Mariemont budget hearing

Mariemont will conduct a public budget hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, in council chambers, 6907 Wooster Pike. The regularly scheduled meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Call 271-3246 with questions.


Philemon Dickinson, left, Anthony Woodward, Daniel McKinney and Robert H. McCormick are members of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. The organization focuses on the history of the Colonial era.

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Local members of a national organization want to share their love of history. “Our mission is to keep alive the founding of our country,” said Philemon Dickinson, governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio. The Ohio Society recently had its annual summer gathering. Nationally, the society has 32 chapters. “It’s a very gentlemanly society

with a common interest in our Colonial heritage,” said Daniel McKinney, treasurer and governor-elect. Both Dickinson and McKinney are residents of Hyde Park. They also both have ancestors from the Colonial era. Dickinson’s ancestor was a major general under George Washington during the Battle of Monmouth. Dickinson even has a correspondence from Washington to his descendant. The Society is active in promoting history at area schools. It provides scholarships for students and plays an active role in sending teachers from


area schools to a workshop in Colonial Williamsburg. It’s important to keep history alive, said Indian Hill resident Anthony Woodward, a former deputy governor general of the Ohio Society. The Ohio Society is currently involved in research to determine if the William Brown buried at a cemetery in Columbia Tusculum is the same William Brown who received the first purple heart from George Washington. For information on the Society of Colonial Wars, visit the Web site

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Tour spotlights Madisonville By Forrest Sellers

tour, which is sponsored by the Madisonville Garden Club. Madisonville resident “We look for historic Dick Hague said his home value, preservation, availappeals to his sense of his- ability and the willingness tory. of the home owner,” said “Mark Twain, Herman Garden Club member Marcia Melville and Walt Whitman Perez Richardson about the were all alive in 1890,” said selection of homes featured Hague. on the tour. “It’s nice to She said think they “Those who live in the homes were in the which are Madisonville will have a world the part of the same time as renewed pride in the tour were this home.” neighborhood.” built in the Hague’s Vickie Ciotti late 1800s, 1890 Victoriand one of an home will them is listed in National be among those featured in Register of Historic Places. this year’s Madisonville Garden Club member Home and Garden Tour. Vickie Ciotti said she is The self-guided tour will especially interested in a be from noon to 5 p.m. Sun- Japanese garden which will day, June 28, starting from be among the gardens that the Madisonville Communi- are highlighted. ty Garden, 6007 Madison Both Ciotti and RichardRoad. son are co-coordinators of Four homes and five gar- the tour. dens will be featured on the

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What: Madisonville Home and Garden Tour. When: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Where: Tour will start from the Madisonville Community Garden, 6007 Madison Road. Ciotti said the tour should appeal to anyone who participates. “Those who live in Madisonville will have a renewed pride in the neighborhood and those from outside of the community may be surprised that some of these gems (that) are tucked away,” she said. Refreshments will be available during the tour. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds will go toward upkeep of the Community Garden. For reservations, call 561-8581.


Tour co-coordinator Marcia Perez Richardson stands in front of an 1890 Victorian home which is part of the Madisonville Home and Garden Tour. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, starting from the Madisonville Community Garden, 6007 Madison Road.



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The St. Ursula Academy students who recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to complete their part of an exchange program are, from left: Front row, Katie Heinrich of Cleves, Laurie Jacob of Delhi, Shannon Balmat of Miami Township, Megan Weaver of Hyde Park; back row, Alex Schulcz of Covedale, Melissa Callahan of White Oak, Kenzie Jones of Dent, Megan Butler of Delhi, Beth Gunza of Clifton, Hannah Riffe of Hyde Park and Erin Hecht of Anderson Township.

St. Ursula Academy students travel to Spain through foreign exchange program A group of St. Ursula Academy students traveled to Barcelona, Spain, in April to complete their part of an exchange program with students Spain. Accompanied by their chaperones St. Ursula art teacher Kurt Nicaise and his wife Susan Mospens, the students lived with their exchange sisters’ families. They also attended classes with their Spanish sisters at the Collegi CASP, Sagrat Cor de Jesus, and in their leisure time immersed themselves in numerous activities. “In Barcelona I had the greatest experience of my life. The city in itself was just amazing to look at,” said junior Hannah Riffe of Hyde Park. “The architecture and history of each building was unique and each had its own story. Each

day I met new people who at first were strangers but then became great friends.” “The Barcelona Exchange program was by far my favorite experience at SUA,” said senior Melissa Callahan. “It really opened my eyes to a new culture that I could never experience in Cincinnati. I learned so much, not only about Barcelona, but about different languages, food, and schools as well.” According to St. Ursula CASP moderator and science teacher Maria Rosa Arbona, the students from Barcelona have been visiting SUA (and also St. Xavier High school) since 1999 where they also attend classes, live with the schools’ families and take in the culture of Greater Cincinnati.

This year marks the fourth year that the St. Ursula students have gone to Barcelona in a reciprocal program where the students from both countries benefited from the experience. “From my experiences in Barcelona I have become fascinated about how another culture works,” said junior Erin Hecht of Anderson Township. “For instance, in my house, the father knew no English, so my Spanish improved greatly by the end of the trip as we even progressed to talks over politics...The St. Ursula girls and their hosts became closer as we taught each other and discovered the wonders of Europe together.”


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Learning about teeth

Kindergarten students at St. Mary School in Hyde Park recently enjoyed a visit from Dr. Elizabeth Plas, DMD, (left) in commemoration of Dental Health Month, which was in February. Dr. Plas, whose office is located in Oakley, explained to the students the importance of dental health, what can be expected during a visit to the dentist office and dentistry as a career.


Little scientists

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) recently visited St. Mary School with Agriculture Adventures introducing students to life on the farm. Seen here are fifth graders, from left, Georgia Bridgers, Lily Baldwin, Luke Frey, Sam Barker and Will Graham conducting experiments.


Going international

Eight St. Mary School students and teacher chaperon Linda Peitz (far left) departed on April 19 for a three-week stay at Colegio Anglo Americano Prescott School in Arequipa, Peru. St. Mary School has been active in the International School to School Experience program for more than 10 years. Seen here with Peitz are, front row from left, Abby Osterbrock, Luke Dull, Nick Pompelia, Isabella Proietti; back row, Mary Clare Lyon, Nate Fowler, Isaac Lytle and Parker Rogers.


Back to school

Cincinnati Reds CEO and St. Mary School graduate Robert Castellini, center, recently returned to SMS to speak at the Jr. High Honors Assembly. Castellini spoke on the importance of his faith, relationships with teachers and the power of believing in yourself. Seen here with Castellini are eighth-grade honor students, Principal McBrayer (far left) and Pat Feely (standing, third from right), who is a retired SMS Junior High teacher and classmate of Castellini.

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May Crowning

St. Ursula Academy celebrated one of its oldest traditions May 14 – May Crowning. Here, senior Katie Liming, daughter of Dan and Jenny Liming of Anderson Township, crowns the Blessed Mother in a ceremony that has taken place at the school since its inception in 1910. Only the seniors and their mothers attended the event, which was preceded by a service in the chapel of prayers and sentimental statements the seniors read to their mothers. After the crowning, each girl placed a flower in a vase at the altar.

COLLEGE CORNER Daniel Benjamin Austin has been named to the 2009 winter term dean’s list at Washington and Lee University. A junior at Washington and Lee, Austin is from Terrace Park.

Jeffrey T. Robinson has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University. He is from Hyde Park.


Cadet William Alsfelder, son of Debbi and Bob Alsfelder of Mariemont, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 23. While at West Point, Alsfelder concentrated his studies on ecoAlsfelder nomics.

He was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Field Artillery branch and will report to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for his first assignment.

Ashley A. McCracken, daughter of Michael and Wendy McCracken of Mariemont, recently graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University. A member of Delta Mu Delta honor society, McCracken received a B.S. in business administration in accounting.


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Clark duo impresses at state track meet By Mark Chalifoux

Clark Montessori was facing a rebuilding year for the boys’ track team, but the Cougars still sent a pair of athletes to the Ohio High School State Track and Field Meet June 5-6. Junior Calen Settles went to state in the long jump and finished fourth with a distance of 22-04.75 and senior Brendan Lyshe finished eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.43 “They have been hard workers. Being really focused on what they were doing and putting a lot of hard work into practice over the years paid off for them,” Clark’s head boys track coach Claude Henderson said. Henderson said the duo had to excel on the track and off to get where they did.

“Clark is a very strong academic school, so they had a to put in a lot of extra effort to get to state,” Henderson said. Clark Montessori Athletic Director Corey Parker said the duo’s performance at state was “exceptional,” especially considering the Cougars got a late start to the season due to Clark’s intercession. “It’s a tribute to their work ethic and motivation to do as well as they can,” Parker said. “It just speaks volumes for their determination and, being a small school, we couldn’t be more proud of them.” Henderson said it was a rebuilding year overall for the Cougars and that he was pleased with the progress the team made. Clark had a number of regional qualifiers. On the girls’ side freshman Morgan Carter was a regional qualifier in the 100-meter hur-

dles and sophomore Zora McFarlane-Blake qualified in the 300meter hurdles. For the boys, senior Ehmil Henderson finished fifth in the regional meet in the shot put in his first year or track. The boys’ 4x200-meter relay qualified for regionals. The relay included Settles, Lyshe, Ashford Chenault and Jamel Jones. Lyshe was also first in the district and regional meet in the 400-meter dash. “I think that’s a first for Clark to have a winner of a regional event so just being successful and showing the kids that even with a lot of changes, you can still do it was important. I think that will bring more kids back to the program next year,” Henderson said. “Overall, we have a pretty nice group of kids coming back and we should be an even better team.”


Clark Montessori senior Brendan Lyshe warms up for a preliminary heat of the Division III boys 400-meter dash.

Heather Mitts soccer camp returns By Mark Chalifoux

Mariemont High School sophmore defender Sarah Bessey drives with the ball against Columbus Academy. The Warriors lost the Division II regional finals, 11-12.

Fallen warriors

Mariemont High School girls’ lacrosse team lost the Division II regional finals 11-12 to Columbus Academy May 21.


Mariemont High School senior midfielder, Amy Sattergren, wins a face-off against Columbus Academy. The Warriors lost the Division II regional finals, 11-12.

On June 27 and June 28, Cincinnati’s own Heather Mitts, a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, returns to town for a youth soccer clinic. “Heather is a gold-medal woman and one of the top women’s players in the country. Hopefully the girls who aspire to be like her can pick up some of her skills,” said Nate Korhs, marketing assistant for ProCamps, the organization running Mitts’ camp. The two-day soccer camp will be at Sycamore High School and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s open to girls ages 6 to 18 and girls can find registration information at The camp registration fee is $149 and Kohrs said walk-ups on the day of the camp will be accepted. As for the camp itself, girls will be broken into smaller groups based on their age. Many of the instructors at the camp will be area high school and college coaches. “The experience campers get is more based on their skill and age level so the older girls can learn more advanced skills and the younger kids can learn the basics,” Kohrs said. Kohrs said Mitts, a St. Ursula


Olympic soccer player Heather Mitts returns to Cincinnati for the Heather Mitts soccer camp at Sycamore June 27-28. Academy grad, is more hands-on than some celebrity camps. “At some camps the athlete just says a few things and leaves but Heather is there the whole time and is helping the girls out with drills. She’s very hands on and you know the girls would be getting a really elite experience from her,” Kohrs said. Kohrs said ProCamps goal has always been to deliver a strong camper experience. “It’s all about camper experience,” he said. “We want the girls to come away feeling like they know more about soccer and had a really great time. We want everyone to feel like Heather Mitts helped them out.”

X lacrosse ousted in state semis By Tony Meale

The St. Xavier High School lacrosse team lost 5-3 in the state semi-finals to Upper Arlington June 2. The Bombers finish the season 14-6.

St. X, ranked No. 7 in the state, defeated Kings, Moeller and Sycamore to advance to the final four. St. X led Sycamore 3-0 in the regional finals on May 30 before play was suspended due to lightning. The match resumed on June 1, as the Bombers won 14-6.

Leading St. X against the Aviators were junior Burke Brown of Hyde Park, who had five goals, senior Drew Grombala of Anderson Township, who had three, and sophomore Connor Buczek of Amelia, who had four goals and two assists. Several Bombers earned indi-

vidual honors this season, including Grombala, who will play in the National Senior Showcase at Bryant University in Rhode Island on June 20, and senior defenseman Patrick Poplis of Mariemont, who was named an All-American.

SIDELINES Kimbrough summer basketball camps

Stan Kimbrough is conducting several summer basketball camps at Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Call 527-4000. • Basketball Fundamentals – 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25, this camp will give children ages 7 to 12 a solid foundation for a successful basketball future. Cost is $148 for Cincinnati Sports Club members, $185 for non-members. • Skills Camp – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2, and Monday, Aug. 3 to Thursday, Aug. 6, this camp is for boys and girls ages 8 to 16, and costs $200 for club members and $250 for non-members • Shooting Camp – 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16, this camp is for boys and girls ages 9 to 16, and costs $240 for club members, and $300 for non-members. • Point Guard School – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 20 to Thursday, July 23, this camp for boys and girls ages 9 to 17 costs $240 for members and $300 for non-members. • Summer Shooting Program – For ages 10 to 16; cost is $400 for members, $500 for nonmembers for two days per week for five weeks. Cost is $680 for members and $850 for nonmembers for two days per week for 10 weeks. Cost is $280 for members, $350 for non-members for one day per week for five weeks. Cost is $560 for members, $700 for non-members for one day per week for 10 weeks.

Cincinnati State summer sports camps

Coaches and staff at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will be conducting several sports-related camps for children this summer. Visit The lineup includes: • Basketball camp for girls, ages 8-17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22-25, in the gymnasium at Cincinnati State’s Clifton campus. Cost is $75 prior to June 13; $90 for later payments. Additional discounts are available for families that enroll two or more children. Call 569-1897 or contact Coach Theresa Check at • Basketball camp for boys, ages 8-17, June 29-July 2. Cost is $75 for Early Birds, $90 after June 13. Call 569-1556 or contact Coach Andre Tate at • Soccer camp for boys and girls, Ages 516, 6-9 p.m., July 13-17, at Clark Montessori High School on Erie Avenue in Hyde Park. Cost is $55. Call 543-8596 or e-mail Coach Mike Combs at • Youth sports camp, boys and girls, ages 712, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 20-24. The goal of this camp is to foster learning in a fun, sportsoriented atmosphere where children receive positive feedback for their accomplishments and recognition for their participation. Activities will include swimming at Cincinnati State’s pool, soccer, volleyball, basketball, racquetball, Frisbee golf, cornhole, whiffle ball and badminton. Cost is $125 for payments received by or postmarked by July 8, with an additional $25 charge for payments after that. Call 569-1592 or e-mail Combs at

BRIEFLY Mariemont senior heads to Mount

Mariemont High School senior Tyler Kenyon will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph this fall and play soccer. Kenyon, a goalkeeper, set the Mariemont High School shutout

record and was a CHL Honorable Mention selection last fall. He also played baseball in high school. Kenyon’s high school soccer coach was Joe Mehl. Tyler, the son of Cyndi and Paul Kenyon, is undecided on his college major.

Mount St. Joseph all-star

College of Mount St. Joseph junior pitcher Steve Matre, a Purcell Marian High School graduate, has been named First Team All-America by The Lions’ right-handed closer led the nation with 13 saves this sea-

son and only allowed one earned run all season long. In addition, Matre had a 0-1 record with a 0.41 ERA this past season. In 22 innings, he allowed only 10 hits, one earned run, four walks and had 32 strikeouts. Matre, one of five pitchers select-

ed to the first team, was also a firstteam All-American last season. The All-American team consists of three teams plus honorable mention and was voted on by staff, contributors and Sports Information Directors.


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County aims to increase accountability It’s hard not to be discouraged with the current state of government, when high-profile scandals and reports of wasteful spending continue to grab headlines, at all levels of government. Too often, it seems the elected officials forget that it is your taxpayer dollars paying for it all. That is why Hamilton County recently implemented two critical reforms aimed at increasing government accountability and provided clear bright lines for ethical conduct. Transparency in Spending. We recently went “live” with a Web site program that lists all county spending, across all departments. Any citizens can go on-line, and search to see how each department is spending tax dollars. Whether it’s purchasing furniture, office supplies, or automo-

biles, you can now see how your tax dollars are spent, and hold your elected officials accountable if something seems amiss. David Pepper We have also Community taken steps to Press guest ensure that there no privacy column are risks in this effort at transparency and that the program can be implemented in real-time, and at minimal cost. Visit to search the site and see how your tax dollars are being spent. And if you find questionable spending, etc., contact my office to let me know.



“Thanks for asking. Go Cincinnati Reds – for a new and young team they are doing Cincinnati proud. I am looking forward to going to the five games my family and I already have purchased tickets for.” L.M.R. “I would have to say a Reds game. The Reds are having a pretty good season so far and I like the attitude of some of the newer players. They are a harder working group of players.” “I do like to go to some Cincinnati Steam games at the field across from Western Hills High School. This is a summer season league for college players during their off season. It’s fun to watch younger players who are playing for the love of the game, instead of a paycheck.” J.W. “I will do to at least 5 games this year. I am a Reds fan all the way. Even though Pete Rose did not get what he deserved from Cincinnati.” T.R. “I will attend two or three Freedom games rather than the Reds. Frankly, it’s cheaper and more fun, especially for the kids. I don’t enjoy going to a Reds game. I end up missing half the game passing food, drinks and change up and down the rows and trying to see around vendors who sell everything but used cars.” W.H.

quality of their work for the taxpayers, and not other, unrelated issues. Both employees, and citizens, will benefit from a full knowledge of our laws, rules and policies around different ethics issues. And county government performs at its best when these rules are adhered to 100 percent. These are just a few of the initiatives under way to save taxpayers money, improve the quality of services, and restore confidence in local government. To read more about all the reforms under way, visit my Web site at David Pepper is president of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.


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Report highlights water quality monitoring

CH@TROOM Last weeks’ question: Which are you more likely to attend this summer, a Cincinnati Reds game or a Florence Freedom minor league game? Why?

This is all about transparency, and empowering citizens to hold government accountable. Ethics. The board of commissioners also recently finalized and distributed a county government ethics manual. It clarifies for everyone the numerous laws, rules and/or policies curtailing 1) impermissible political involvement of employees, 2) the hiring of family members, 3) double-dipping, 4) not using one’s public position for personal gain, and 5) all sorts of other guidelines to ensure county ethics are first-rate. This work is critical. To best use taxpayer dollars, we must ensure that county employees are always doing the right thing, that decisions at all levels are always made on the merits and not other influences, and that employees are hired and promoted based on the


Next question What features would you like to see included in a health care reform plan? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@communitypress.c om with Chatroom in the subject line. “I would more likely attend a Reds game - just because it is a tad closer and because I am used to going to Reds games.” D.K. “I’ve already been to a Reds game but I’ll probably go to a Freedom game also. Each offers something different. I’m excited that the Reds are winning and going to the games are great but the Freedom offers a closer view of the game, cheaper tickets and affordable food. We’re lucky to have so many options.” J.H. “Florence Freedom. It’s cheaper, less crowded and more enjoyable watching guys who love the game play.” K.P. “Florence Freedom, without a doubt. Close to home, free parking, cheap tickets, great baseball entertainment, family fun, great deals/sponsors. What a fantastic addition to Northern Kentucky.” T.F. “I prefer the Florence Freedom. Parking is easier and much cheaper, seats are closer to the action, cost of seat is reasonable, players play because they enjoy the game ... and it’s all fun.” C.J.W.

At Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW), we continue to achieve our mission of providing a plentiful supply of the highest quality drinking water and outstanding services to our customers. Our annual Safe Drinking Water Report highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment process. GCWW performs more than 600 water quality tests each day to ensure high quality water. We are proud that Cincinnati water met or exceeded all state and national health standards in 2008, as it always has. Greater Cincinnati Water Works uses full-scale granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment with onsite reactivation. This method is cited in studies as being extremely effective in removing harmful substances. Diagrams of our treatment processes are contained in the Safe Drinking Water Report. There are new plans to improve this already highly successful water treatment. In 2009 and 2010, GCWW will be installing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection treatment technology at the Richard Miller Treatment Plant. Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ current treatment process of sand filtration coupled with

granular activated carbon treatment serves as an excellent treatment barrier. This, combined with UV disinfection, will David Rager provide a true Community m u l t i b a r r i e r Press guest t r e a t m e n t . Cincincolumn Greater nati Water Works will be the first water utility in the country to use sand filtration followed by granular activated carbon treatment and then UV. The addition of UV disinfection parallels the cutting edge research and implementation of our current GAC treatment process. When granular activated carbon treatment was researched, it was found to be the best technology available to remove contaminants in the Ohio River. Today’s research shows that UV disinfection is an optimum technology to address our concerns in an economical way. The U.S. EPA has identified UV disinfection as one of the Best Available Technologies against certain contaminants. The Ohio River and Great Miami Aquifer supply our source water. The Safe Drinking Water

Report contains a map of our service area and, by looking at the report, customers can tell where their water comes from. Source waters are environmentally sensitive. The best way to ensure safe water at the tap is to keep our source waters clean. Greater Cincinnati Water Works is a municipally owned utility providing 136 million gallons of water a day. Greater Cincinnati Water Works currently serves the entire city of Cincinnati, most of Hamilton County, the city of Mason, and parts of Butler and Warren counties, and Boone County in Kentucky. The Safe Drinking Water Report is included in customers’ utility bills from April through June to let customers know about their drinking water and how it compares to national standards. To look at the report, go to or call 591-7700 to get printed copies. People served by other water utilities will also receive reports on water quality from their water provider. Customers may check water bills or ask their landlords if they are not sure which utility provides their water. David E. Rager is director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440.

In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg.,

Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-2242315; fax 202-224-6519. Web site:

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513-684-3265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; call 202224-3353

WHEN THEY MEET Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor David Crowley Clerk of Council Melissa Autry, 352-3246; council President ProTem Y. Laketa Cole; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, John Cranley, Leslie Ghiz, Chris Monzel, Roxanne Qualls and Cecil Thomas. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 352-6146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl

Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr, 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site: Board President Eve Bolton; Vice President A. Chris Nelms; members Melanie Bates,

Susan Cranley, Michael Flannery, Catherine Ingram and Eileen Reed. Interim Superintendent Mary Ronan (beginning Aug. 1); Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell; Treasurer Jonathan Boyd; Interim Director of Schools Tom Rothwell (beginning Aug. 1).

Columbia Township

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 561-6046. Web site: Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp; trustees Marty Power and Susan Hughes; Fiscal Officer Paul Davis. Administrator C. Michael Lemon; Road Superintendent John Servizzi, Jr.; Contract with Little Miami and Golf Manor fire

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Columbia-Tusculum Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Carnegie Center, 3738 Eastern Ave. Web site: President Arlene Golembiewski.


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Mayor Ted Shannon; William Hembree, Don Kessel, Dustin Lester, Carson Shelton, Rob Perkins and Joanne Telgkamp Administrator Jenny Kaminer; Clerk/Treasurer Walter Raines; Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Police Chief Rick Patterson, 271-7250.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council

Meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave.Web site: Council President Carl Uebelacker; Vice President Ann Gerwin; Treasurer Len Sauers; Recording Secretary Annie Warner; Corr. Secretary Janet Buening; Exec Committee Member Paul Ghiz; Membership Coordinator Jeff Lovelace.



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Luckiest black cat in the world

What do you name a homeless black kitty that shows up on your doorstep in the spring? Why, Jelly Bean, of course! It weighs only a few ounces; is scraggly and scrawny, with snotty, yellowish goo clogging up one eye and a squashed hind toe. It mews on our front step for a good thirty minutes before I notice that my husband is indeed not in the living room, watching the Discovery Channel. I am aware that this animal wail is live, when I open my front door to explore from where the muffled cries come. I look down and see a weathered cardboard box with the flaps folded inward, twitching from side to side. My two young daughters crowd around me as I pull from the carton, a tiny, fuzzy black, something-orother who mews with passion, and we realize it’s an extremely young kitten. I pack the baby kitty in the box, load my daughter into her toddler car seat and speed off to the Red Bank Emergency Veterinary Clinic in search of answers. Who put the box there? How did the foot get injured? Will it be O.K.? “Mommy, can we keep the baby kitty?” my 4-yearold asks. Midway down Wooster Pike the black kitty has crawled out of the box and found its way to the crook of my daughter’s arms, and the purrs are impressive. The only thing I can think to answer is, “If the kitten is healthy, we will see about keeping it. If it’s too sick, then we have to let God take care of her.” “If God gets the kitty, will Pa-Pa Teddy help take care of it too?” At that moment, I begin to tear up behind the wheel, because my father passed


Jelly Bean helps at the computer.

away a few months earlier, and now, more than ever, I want that little loving black cat who is melting our hearts in the dark car to live and be ours more than anything else in the world! Long story short, the vet at the emergency clinic deems our new kitty to be 4 weeks old and in perfect health after patching up the smashed toe and giving us some antibiotic cream for the eye goo problem. All we have to do is follow up with our own vet. Our black Jelly Bean, who was most likely born around Easter, became a keeper. She’s grown to be plump and proud, with a shiny, lush coat. Her aqua blue kitten eyes turned to a rich amber shade, and her hind toe is missing a claw, due to the foot injury we’ll never know the truth about, but she has never had a problem with walking, climbing or any other cat moves. Jelly-Belly Bean is a lucky black cat. She was placed with us. When you hold the warm, purring, toe-curling Bean in your arms on a chilly night it’s certain that the luck and the love is mutual... or shall we say, “MEWtual”! Submitted by Paige Adams Strickland. If you have a special story about your pet e-mail a photo of your pet and a short story to espangler@communitypress. com.


St. Margaret of Cortona Church is hosting the St. Margaret of Cortona Parish Festival 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 19, at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Murray Road, Madisonville. The event includes games, rides, booths, food, drinks, raffle and more. The festival runs through June 21. Call 271-0856.

Decorate a cake for dad

Busken Bakery is hosting Cake Town by Busken Bakery at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Busken Bakery, 2675 Madison Road, Hyde Park. Children decorate cakes for Dad. It is hands-on with “Mayor” of Cake Town Cami Smith. The cost is $9.95. Registration is required. Call 8712253.


Mariemont Police Officer Paul Rennie, the 2009 Officer of the Year, left, and Police Chief Rick Hines.

Mariemont’s top cop

Paul Rennie cracked jewelry theft cases By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont Police Chief Rick Hines said Paul Rennie deserved this year’s “Officer of the Year” award. “His investigation success for 2008 was phenomenal,” Hines said. “(Rennie) has a passion for investigative work and he has the drive and work ethic to stay on a case and get to the bottom of it.” Members of the Mariemont Police Department nominate someone for the award, which is given out at the annual Police Appreciation Dinner. Rennie said he’s grateful for being nominated by his fellow officers, but is still modest about the award. “I do the same job as everyone else

”His investigation success for 2008 was phenomenal. (Rennie) has a passion for investigative work and he has the drive and work ethic to stay on a case and get to the bottom of it.”

Rick Hines Mariemont police chief

does,” he said. “I don’t do anything special.” But his record suggests otherwise. In 2008, Rennie made 65 criminal arrests, investigated five burglaries, 21 theft cases, three auto thefts and 31 drug cases. He also earned a “Service Award”

from the Hamilton County Police Association for his investigative work in a theft ring which Hines said involved a woman stealing jewelry from open houses to support her heroin habit. “It’s one part of the job I really enjoy,” Rennie said about being involved with criminal investigations. “It’s great when you get their property back.” Rennie said he also likes working in a small community like Mariemont where police officers really feel like part of a tight-knit family. Rennie joined the Mariemont Police Department two years ago. He started his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Arlington Heights Police Department.

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Hyde Park Farmers Market is open 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road, Hyde Park. It is Dairy Day. The event includes music by Native Flute with Janice T. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Call 561-3151.

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Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by pottery painting. Wide range of mugs, plates, bowls and more available. $7.50-$40. Registration required. 871-2529. Oakley.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave. Romantic airplane rides and air tours by Flamingo Air. $75 and up. 321-7465. Linwood.


Living with Fibromyalgia, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Learn about what causes pain, stiffness and fatigue from fibromyalgia as well as links to genetics, stress, injuries and hormones. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax. Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m. Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.


Matthew Biberman, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Big Sid’s Vincati: The Story of a Father, A Son, and a Motorcycle of a Lifetime.” 396-8960. Norwood. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 9


Spring Color, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Metamorphosis: Change and Continuity in Indian Contemporary Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 321-5200. O’Byronville. Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Influences and Inspirations, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3218733. Oakley.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley.

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Run for Kids, 7 p.m. St. Mary Church, 2845 Erie Ave. 5K run/walk. Registration begins 5:30 p.m. Free Kids Fun Run follows race. Benefits Cincinnati ProKids. $10 pre-registration by June 12. Online registration available Presented by Cincinnati Bar Association. 309-8213. Hyde Park.

Praying Women Conference, 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Continues June 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Music by Derwin Ward Friday. Crossroads Church, 3500 Madison Ave., Meeting Room C. Worship, intercessory prayer, healing and breakthrough. Speaker: Dr. Margaret J. Rinck. With Hamilton Christian Center. Individual and small group prayer opportunities available. Meals: Liquid fast; bring own juice or bottles. Water dispenser, tea and coffee available. If you cannot fast, bring snacks or sandwich. Free, donations accepted. Registration required. Presented by Sojourners Community. 520-0248. Oakley. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 0


Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 871-2529. Oakley.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.


Equality - Don’t Stop Believin’, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Adonis the Nightclub, 4601 Kellogg Ave. Singer Brian Kent and comedian Ryan Hill perform. Celebration of fight against antigay legislation. Benefits Kentucky Equality Federation. $50-$150. Tickets required, available online. Presented by Kentucky Equality Federation. 877-533-5775. Columbia Tusculum.


Cake Town by Busken Bakery, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children decorate cakes for Dad. Busken Bakery, 2675 Madison Road. Hands-on with “Mayor” of Cake Town Cami Smith. $9.95. Registration required. Presented by Cake Town by Busken Bakery. 871-2253. Hyde Park. Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road. Parking Lot. Grillouts, music and more than 15 vendors selling fresh produce and flowers. 5318015. Norwood.

St. Margaret of Cortona Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Murray Road. Games, rides, booths, food, drinks, raffle and more. Through June 21. 271-0856. Madisonville.


Uncorked, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road. Wine tasting with four to six selections and food pairings by chef. $15. 871-5170. O’Bryonville. 3-2-1 Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Million’s Cafe, 3212 Linwood Ave. Drink specials. Registration recommended. Presented by Cincinnati Sports Leagues. 533-9386. Mount Lookout.

Denise Spatafora, 1 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Skype event. Author discusses her book “Better Birth: The Ultimate Guide to Childbirth from Homebirths to Hospitals.” 396-8960. Norwood.






St. Margaret of Cortona Parish Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 271-0856. Madisonville.


Cincinnati Dinner Train, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. 791-7245. Madisonville.


Weekend Happy Hour, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The Establishment, 631-9000. Oakley. Happy Hour, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Mount Lookout Tavern, 871-9633. Mount Lookout.


Summer Solstice Party, 9 p.m. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. Bluegrass by Rumpke Mountain Boys, rock by Perfect Norm and jazz by Souse. $10. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Blue Birds Trio, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Bella Luna, 871-5862. Columbia Tusculum.


Lagniappe, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dilly Deli, 6818 Wooster Pike. Cajun music. 5615233. Mariemont.


3-Day Boutique Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Old ZGallery Space, 272-2280. Hyde Park. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 1


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.



All aboard! Catch the Cincinnati Dinner Train at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road, Madisonville. The train boards at Barbecue Revue. It is a three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. The cost is $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations are required and are available online. Call 791-7245.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave. Twelve-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 231-0733. Oakley. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 2


Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Influences and Inspirations, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3218733. Oakley.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dairy Day. Music by Native Flute with Janice T. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151. Hyde Park.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Blue Birds Big Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway. $3. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street. Listen in the surrounding park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 2718519. Mariemont.


3-Day Boutique Sale, noon-4 p.m. Old ZGallery Space, 272-2280. Hyde Park.


Twists on Ballpark Food, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road. Hands-on class. Free if signed up for series. With Julie Dowty. $64. 871-5170. O’Bryonville.


Tools of the Astronomer, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. University of Cincinnati Communiversity Adult Continuing Education Program. Taught by Observatory staff. $18. Registration required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hyde Park Tavern, 321-3869. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Hap’s Irish Pub, 871-6477. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 321-5222. Oakley. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Don Pablo’s, 6311356. Norwood. Happy Hour, 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The Establishment, 631-9000. Oakley. Happy Hour, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Mount Lookout Tavern, 871-9633. Mount Lookout. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The Sandbar, 5333810. East End. Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Stand, 8715006. Mount Lookout. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Oak Tavern, The, 321-6258. Oakley. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. O’Bryon’s Irish Pub, 321-5525. O’Bryonville. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Teller’s of Hyde Park, 321-4721. Hyde Park.

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Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Influences and Inspirations, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3218733. Oakley. Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood. Trivia Night, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Oakley Pub and Grill, 3924 Isabella Ave. 531-2500. Oakley.


Spring Chicken: Celebrating the Whole Bird One Piece at a Time, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road. With Jacob Perry. $68. Registration required, available online. 8715170. O’Bryonville.



St. Margaret of Cortona Parish Festival, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 271-0856. Madisonville.

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Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hyde Park Tavern, 321-3869. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Hap’s Irish Pub, 871-6477. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 321-5222. Oakley. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Don Pablo’s, 6311356. Norwood. Happy Hour, 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The Establishment, 631-9000. Oakley.


Lisa Gardner, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “The Neighbor.” 396-8960. Norwood.


Tim Snyder, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. 531-3300. Oakley.

Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Influences and Inspirations, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3218733. Oakley. Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hyde Park Tavern, 321-3869. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Hap’s Irish Pub, 871-6477. Hyde Park. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 321-5222. Oakley. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Don Pablo’s, 6311356. Norwood. Happy Hour, 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The Establishment, 631-9000. Oakley. Happy Hour, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Mount Lookout Tavern, 871-9633. Mount Lookout. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The Sandbar, 5333810. East End.


Roxana Robinson, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Cost.” 396-8960. Norwood.


Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. 731-2665. Oakley.


New Jazz Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. $10. 871-6789. Mount Lookout.


Goshorn Brothers, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road. Fifteen-minute mammogram screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Norwood.


PROVIDED The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, pictured, joins the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to kick off the orchestra’s 25th anniversary summer season at Riverbend Music Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Also appearing with the orchestra will be former astronaut Neil Armstrong as a narrator and Cincinnati Bengal Ben Utecht as a vocalist. For tickets, call 513-381-3300 or visit

Make a Mess at the Manatee, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Semi-structured open studio led by Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 3 and up with adult. $3. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley. Make a Mess at the Manatee Jr. Edition, 10:30 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Read picture book and create art project based on book. With Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 2-4. $3. 731-2665. Oakley.

PROVIDED Catch the last few days of the Krohn Conservatory’s international butterfly show “Flowers with Wings – Butterflies and Culture of India,” open through Sunday, June 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost is $6; $5, seniors; and $4, children, 5-17; free, 4 and under. Visit


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Ever wonder how normal you are? “Why can’t you just be normal?” “Why aren’t you like the other (husbands/wives/kids/ whomever)?” Hearing that can make our self-respect hit the skids. For if we are not deemed normal, doesn’t that mean we are considered as abnormal, weird, odd, or peculiar in front of the rest of the world? Analyst Dr. Lawrence Jaffe notes that “Patient after patient speaks to me of the frustration in not being able to be ‘normal.’ What a relief to realize that normality is a statistical concept with no empirical validity … This is no such thing as being normal. But what a long road it is that leads finally to that realization.” Normality is an abstraction derived from the study of statistics. It doesn’t exist in reality. Science may say the average or “normal” stone

in a cert a i n riverbed is 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Yet, a search Father Lou may never Guntzelman find a Perspectives s t o n e exactly that size in the stream (what a relief to the rest of the stones!) Stones don’t try to conform themselves to some desirable proportion. But humans do. We forget we are unprecedented. Isaac Singer writes, “Every human character occurs only once in the whole history of human beings.” Such uniqueness makes it impossible to say who’s normal. Government, science and religion have their own “normal” molds.

The government mold says we’re fairly normal if we pay our taxes and obey federal regulations; science considers us normal when we match their statistics and research; religion tends to see normality as being asexual, unquestioning and docile. Seldom do we hear the encouraging words of St. Francis de Sales: “Be yourself! But be your best self!” “The scientist is always looking for an average,” wrote Carl Jung, “yet the truth is that the carriers of life are individuals, not average numbers. When everything is statistical, all individual qualities are wiped out … If you wipe out the mythology of a man and his entire historical sequence, he becomes a statistical average, a number; that is, he becomes nothing.” Individuation (not individualism) means becoming what we have in us to

become. God does not create us and then wonder, “Why did I do that?” We are created as a divine idea with a purpose and a destination. There would be no individuation if there were not roadblocks, detours, and personal efforts – just as there would be no path if there was no wilderness around it that was hewn out by our steps. The singularity of each

of our paths is part of what makes finding and staying on it so difficult. Nothing is as important as carrying our own cross, said Jesus Christ. Jaffe wrote, “That means the same as finding and following the path of individuation which has been prepared for you from eternity. This is the most difficult path but paradoxically also the easiest because it is the only one that will allow you

to die with the knowledge that you lived your life through and through.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at m or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Let sunlight cook next batch of preserves Sun-cooked strawberry preserves

What a fun day. Jalean and Jessie, my daughtersin-law, and their kids went with me to A & M Farms in B r o w n County to p i c k strawberries. T h e Rita a r o m a Heikenfeld that hit us when we Rita’s kitchen got out of our cars was berry heaven! Those folks are so family-oriented. The little ones got to help pick and some ate more than they put in their trays. I’m glad the kids weren’t weighed before and after. The berries were ripe and so delicious. The best part was going back to my house where we made 50 jars of jams and sauces. And we got it all done by mid-afternoon. We’ll serve the jam for Father’s Day breakfast. One of my fond memories is seeing my dad, Charlie Nader’s, smile when I’d bring him a jar of sun-cooked strawberry preserves for Father’s Day.

1 quart or pound strawberries, sliced thickly 3 cups sugar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons lemon juice Cook sugar, water and lemon juice until boiling and cook until sugar dissolves. Put berries in, lower to simmer and cook just until they start to lose their color and shrink a bit. Pour into sprayed shallow baking pan (I use cookie sheets with sides) in single layers. Set in sun for three to four days. When berries are plump and turn darker red and syrup has jelled, pack into jars without reheating. Store in refrigerator up to a month or in freezer up to six months. If it rains, bring inside. If insects are a problem, cover with cheesecloth.

Rita’s creamed peas

8 oz. or so fresh peas, cooked 1 tablespoon each: cornstarch and butter 1 cup milk 3-4 tablespoons cream cheese with chives Mix cornstarch and milk

Memories of Virginia Bakery

together. Melt butter and add milk mixture. Cook until thick. Stir in cream cheese and season to taste. Pour over peas and mix.

Here’s your chance to get your 2 cents in. Tom Thie, owner of Virginia Bakery, and author Cynthia Beischel are writing a book about this Cincinnati icon. To share your memories and be considered for an interview, e-mail VirginiaBakeryRemembered@gmai or write to PO Box 46844, Cincinnati, OH 45246-0844. Whether or not your story is included, you will be acknowledged in the book.

Guru in our backyard

Chef Scott Riehle’s Apple Blue Cheese Canapés: Scott is a young, immensely creative chef at St. Francis Friary on Vine Street in Cincinnati. I visited the friary recently. It has beautiful, serene walled gardens where the friars sometimes take their meals. Scott cooks for 11 resident friars plus unexpected guests from around the world. Scott told me, “Some like meat and potatoes, some are more sophisticated since they were missionaries in far-flung places. “This is one of my favorite appetizers to make for guests. Omit the bacon and it becomes a wonderful vegetarian option.” The friary is lucky to have this west-side chef, who’s cooking philosophy is: “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong!” 1 Granny Smith apple (Peeled, cored, cut into thin slices) 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese 1 small red onion, sliced


Rita’s grandsons Will, (left) Luke and Jack Heikenfeld help pick berries at A&M. topping with remaining ingredients. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese melts and bread is slightly toasted. Serve warm.

Readers’ requests

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Happy Father’s Day

To another guru in our backyard: Gert Buchheim. You may remember Jay and his dad, Gert, when they owned Maya’s restaurant in Blue Ash. Well Gert, a trained pastry chef, is still baking five days a week for Golf Manor Synagogue. He makes kosher pastries, which are dairy-free, along with heirloom cakes and confections. Gert is an octogenarian. “I like being busy and making people happy,” he said.


Creamed peas as a summer side dish. thin 5 strips cooked, crumbled bacon 5 Provolone cheese slices, quartered 20 slices, 1⁄4-inch, French baguette Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place provolone on bread. Finish

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Hyde Park resident elected to regional board The Boy Scouts of America elected Hyde Park resident Laura Brunner, execu-

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Brunner has served the Dan Beard Council in many volunteer positions including a Den Leader, member of the Board of Directors, Vice President of ScoutREACH and Council President. In the community Brunner has been active on the Beech Acres Foundation Board, Cincinnati Ballot Board, Seven Hills School and Leukemia Society to name a few. In 2008 she received the Career Women of Achievement Award. Brunner is married to Paul Brunner, and they have a daughter and an Eagle Scout son. She is a resident of Hyde Park. For information on how to join or for other questions, contact Tracy Techau, scout executive/CEO at 961-2336, ext. 247 or

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The Village Preschool Summer Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. The Village Preschool, 6137 Salem Road. Ages 2 1/2-5. Includes crafts, games, water play and outside play time. $18. Registration required. 232-9966. Anderson Township.


Irish Dance Summer Camp, 9-11 a.m. Daily through June 18. Ages 3 1/2-5. Erickson Academy of Irish Dance Linwood, 673 Wilmer Avenue, Basics of Irish dance, arts and crafts and storytelling. $90. Registration required. 232-1366. Linwood. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 1 8


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Rockets and More, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Build and take home a rocket and stunt plane. Ages 11-14. $129; lab fee $10. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Fun With Engineering, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Ages 7-11. $129. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville.


Dance, Music and Art Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Daily through June 26. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave. Friday performance to showcase work. Ages 4-8. $185. $15 registration fee required. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334. Columbia Tusculum. Jazz and Musical Theater Workshop, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave. Broadway Musical repertoire and vocal work culminating in Friday performance complete with student created costumes, makeup and

props. Ages 8-18. $185. $15 registration fee required. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334. Columbia Tusculum. Project Fun Way-Fashion Design Introduction, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Ages 7-11; and 1 p.m. Daily through June 26. Ages 11-14. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Includes concept development, sketching, pattern development, fabric and construction. Sewing machine use. $129. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Create Creepy Crawlers in Clay, 9:30 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Registration required by June 15. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Combines characteristics of bugs into mythical clay creatures. Ages 6 and up. $150. 8712529. Oakley.


Kidsports Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Weekly themes, field trips, swimming, sports, challenges, guest speakers and more. Full and half day available. $238 five day; $166 three day. Registration required. 527-4001, ext. 218. Fairfax. Fantasy in Frosting ñ Beginning Cake Decorating and Candy Making, 9 a.m.-noon Beginning Cake Decorating. Daily through June 26. Ages 7-11; and 1 p.m. Cake Decorating. Daily throgh June 26. Ages 11-14. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. $129; $119 advance paid by May 8. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through June 26. Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $100. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076. Blue Ash. The Village Preschool Summer Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. The Village Preschool, 2329966. Anderson Township.


Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 8-10. $175. Registration required. 561-7400. Indian Hill. Just Around the Riverbend, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg

Ave. Water-based adventures. Games, canoe and learn local water ecology. Dress to get wet everyday. Ages 10-13. $65, $55 Cincinnati residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 321-6208. California.


Volleyball Camp, noon-2 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Basic instruction for children entering grades 4-8. Noncompetitive environment. $125, $99 members. Registration required. 5134000, Ext. 306. Fairfax. Summer Sports Camp, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily through June 26. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Receive sports training in a variety of sports from Sports Progression instructors. Ages 5-18. $295. Presented by Sports Progression. 985-6747. Montgomery. A Quick Step to Tennis, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Ages 7-11. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. $129; $119 advance paid by May 8; lab fee $10. Registration required. 2714171. Madisonville. Non-Contact Rugby, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Ages 11-14. and 9 a.m. Daily through June 26. Ages 4-11. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Introduces boy and girls’ basic rugby skills through games and learning exercises. $129; $119 advance paid by May 8. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville.


YMCA Camp Creekwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Outdoor camp. Activities include arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming, field trips and more. Grades K-7. $170, $125 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Weird Science. Daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted. Ages 5-12. $170, $125 per week; $35, $25 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 19. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assis-

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tance available. Ages 12-14. $163, $131 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Sports Clinics, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tennis. Ages 7-14. Daily through June 26. and 1 p.m. Gymnastics. Ages 4-6. Daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Scholarship assistance available. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000. Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming and more. Scholarships are available. Hamilton COunty Vouchers accepted. Ages 3-5. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000. Blue Ash. M.E. Lyons YMCA Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Around the World in Five days. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Traditional day camp; themed weeks. Extended care available. Ages 5-13. $163, $112 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. M.E. Lyons Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.noon Art From Around the World. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Ages 6-11. $127, $88 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Counselor-In-Training/Camp Volunteer Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Gain self-confidence, leadership skills, problem solving and be a positive role model. Orientation session and personal interview with director required. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 14 and up. $190 $125 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Counselor in Training Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Learn training to be a future camp staff worker. Must complete a camper and CIT application. Participation does not guarantee staff position. Ages 13-15. $60, $35 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 362-9622. Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2 4

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS The Village Preschool Summer Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. The Village

Preschool, 232-9966. Anderson Township. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 2 5


$100. Registration required. 271-6900. Madisonville.


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YMCA Camp Creekwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. M.E. Lyons YMCA Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 3. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 4741400. Anderson Township. M.E. Lyons Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.noon Sculpture. Daily through July 3. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 474-1400. Anderson Township. Other Specialty Clinics, 9 a.m.-noon Drama Camp. Ages 7-12. Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Scholarships are available. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 3629622. Blue Ash. Counselor in Training Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 362-9622. Blue Ash.


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Jewelry Making, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Make earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings. Learn wire wrapping, beading and knotting pearl techniques. Bring lunch. Ages 7-11. $129; workshop fee $40; lab fee $45. Registration required. 2714171. Madisonville.


The Village Preschool Summer Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. The Village Preschool, 2329966. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 7


Heather Mitts Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Concludes June 28. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Two-day camp. Includes T-shirt, autographed team photo, awards and expert instruction. Girls ages 6-18. $149. Presented by ProCamps, Ltd. 793-2267. Montgomery.

Dance, Music and Art Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Daily through July 3. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 520-2334. Columbia Tusculum.


Kidsports Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 3. Cincinnati Sports Club, 527-4001, ext. 218. Fairfax. Spanish Camp, 10 a.m.-noon Daily through July 2. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Travel countries of Latin America, cook Mexican food, learn salsa dance and play congas. Ages 4-12. $75. Presented by World of Spanish. 3758930. Anderson Township.


Martial Arts Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through July 3. Ages 4-6. Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Center, 4325 Red Bank Road. Marial arts instruction, games and drills.

S UMMER C AMP - A RTS Intro to Clay Class, 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 16. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Wheel throwing, coil construction, pinching and slab work. Ages 6-9. $175. Registration required by May 31. 871-2529. Oakley.


Summer Sports Camp, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily through July 3. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Receive sports training in a variety of sports from Sports Progression instructors. Ages 5-18. $295. Presented by Sports Progression. 985-6747. Montgomery.


Eastern Hills Press


June 17, 2009

NEWSMAKERS Local lawyers recognized

Nine lawyers at Keating Muething & Klekamp were selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, published by Chambers & Partners Publishing. The local KMK lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers are noted below with the practice areas for which they are recognized: James E. Burke of Hyde Park, litigation; Robert E. Coletti of Indian Hill, corporate/mergers & acquisitions; Kevin E. Irwin of Hyde Park, bankruptcy/restructuring; Robert G. Sanker of

Anderson Township, bankruptcy/restructuring; Edward E. Steiner of Hyde Park, corporate/mergers and acquisitions; and Herbert B. Weiss of Hyde Park, real estate. The Chambers & Partners research team spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers across the country to obtain a consistent market view of those firms and lawyers that are considered leaders in their fields. The directory contains a detailed and independentlyresearched editorial describing each listed law firm and lawyer and its strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers, and a list of active clients within each practice area.

From left are: Abby Mehl, 4; Leo Girling, 3; Tin Le, 3; Berkley Dixon, 5; in back, Amani Mathis, 4; Officer Lewis and Alivia Kohus, 4.

Residents give to UC Ruth and Robert Conway recently gave $2 million to the University of Cincinnati. Both are native Cincinnatians; Ruth is a graduate of UC. They are residents of Mount Lookout. The Conways were recognized at an event to announce and thank them for their gift in support of a chair in Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. The gift was given by the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation to the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and will examine the secular role Catholicism has played in shaping

many disciplines for more than 2000 years. Interim President Monica Rimai thanked and recognized the Conways for their tremendous generosity during UC’s Proudly Cincinnati campaign, the most ambitious campaign in university history. The Conways’ gift supports one of the Proudly Cincinnati priorities, which is advancing great teaching. For more information about Proudly Cincinnati, including all the campaign priorities, visit

Students learn stranger danger

Ms. Mary’s Place students recently learned about safety and stranger danger. The school contacted Mariemont Police Lt. Messer to have each child fingerprinted, just in case. Officer Lewis was the officer that fingerprinted the students.


Officer Lewis helps Alivia Kohus, 4, with fingerprints.

Hyde Park girl to sing in competition Claire Piorkowski, 11, of Hyde Park has been selected by the public as one of its five favorite performers in the “Let’s Talk About Love” Singing Contest sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop. Piorkowski joins singing sensations David Archuleta, of “American Idol” fame, Grammy award-winner, Natalie Cole and Camp Rock’s Meaghan Martin, who have all lent their voices to the signature song, “Let’s Talk About Love,” in support of the Love. Hugs. Peace. movement. The movement was created by Build-A-Bear Workshop to empower young

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people to make the world a better place by pledging to do small acts of kindness. Additional artists are set to jump on board to record the song as the movement continues throughout the year. Through the campaign, more than 185,000 people have pledged to make a difference and more than $100,000 has been raised for Save the Children. The five finalists each receive a two night-three day trip to Los Angeles to perform Wednesday, June 24, before a live crowd and a panel of celebrity and music industry judges.

The judging panel determining the grand prize winner consists of: Debbie Allen, director, choreographer, author and star of the international hit TV series, “Fame”; R&B singer Chaka Khan; Tena Clark, founder and chief executive officer/chief creative officer of DMI Music & Media Solutions (and the composer of “Let’s Talk About Love”); Kevin Gore, executive vice president and general manager of Rhino Records; and one of the band members from Puerto Rican boy band, Menudo. The champion will receive $10,000 and get to

professionally record “Let’s Talk About Love” at DMI’s Firehouse Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The winner’s song will be featured online at and and also will benefit Save the Children. Kids (and adults) will be able to visit or any participating BuildA-Bear Workshop store and receive a free download card of “Let’s Talk About Love” performed by the winner as a thank you for their $1 donation to Save the Children.

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MR/DD named outstanding employer The Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) was recognized at a ceremony in Columbus for exemplary support of employees on military duty with the National Guard and Reserves. Former Behavior Support Specialist Adam Hardin nominated the agency. Hardin spent 14 months in Kuwait in 2006 and 2007 with his Navy Reserve Unit while employed by Hamilton County MR/DD. The Ohio Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) annually recognizes civilian employers statewide for exemplary cooperation and understanding with employees called to military duty in the National Guard and Reserves. Hamilton County MR/DD received the “Above and Beyond” award for employers who go beyond legal requirements. “I was overwhelmed by the support that came from so many departments and co-workers when I was deployed,” Hardin said. Hardin received regular e-mails, letters and packages while in Kuwait, especially from students and staff at two schools operated by the agency (Margaret


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Adult Services Director Peggy Kurz with military personnel who are part of the Ohio Committee for Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserves. B. Rost on Bridgetown Road, and Bobbie B. Fairfax in Madisonville.) Adult individuals and staff at the adult center where Hardin worked, Robert Franks on Bridgetown Road, were also highly supportive. Although Hardin left the agency this year to further his education, he travelled to Columbus for the award ceremony with Adult Services Director Peggy Kurz of Delhi and Human Resources Assistant Director Jim Hellyer of Sycamore Township. Hellyer is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to recognizing highly supportive employers, the ESGR was established in 1972 to assist in resolution of conflicts


between civilian employers and military personnel in the National Guard and Reserves. Each state has a committee, as well as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Europe. Hamilton County Board of MR/DD provides a full range of educational, vocational, residential, service facilitation and other supports for more than 7,900 adults and children with disabilities in Hamilton County. Services are partially provided due to the widespread and generous support of Hamilton County taxpayers through a fiveyear property tax levy that will be up for vote again in November 2009.


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The church is hosting the Summer Parking Lot Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of June, July, August and September. The event includes free entertainment and refreshments; bring your lawn chairs, family and friends. July 8 features Poco Loco (Latin jazz/salsa). Aug. 12 will be announced. Sept. 9 features Blue Tip (classic rock). The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School, “Crocodile Dock,” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 6-10. It includes music, games, stories, crafts and snacks. The event is open to ages 4 through those entering fifth grade. There is no charge. Children are encouraged to bring a daily offering for My Father’s House, an orphanage in Jamaica. To register, call the church office or visit The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The Summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.


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RELIGION The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.


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June 17, 2009

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June 17, 2009

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Eric Spangler || 576-8251 BIRTHS


Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Columbia-Tusculum, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mariemont, Mt.Lookout, Oakley, Terrace Park

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Cameron Danzy, 29, 1000 Sycamore Street, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest at 5234 Ridge Road, May 18.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered at 56506 Viewpointe Drive, May 6.


Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 17.



Daniel L. Holloran, 25, 3996 Whetzel, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, open container, May 28. David Evans, 61, 4549 Paddock Road, driving under suspension, May 22. Candido C. Arriaza, 44, 5144 Montgomery Road, driving under suspension, May 22. Thomas Stacey Jr., 32, 4313 Simpson Ave., no drivers license, May 22. Lisa Stange, 31, 5555 Bosworth Place, driving under suspension, May 22. Rachel Moore, 25, 1075 Hill Crest Road, driving under suspension, May 22. Callena Judkins, 19, 3945 Marburg Ave., driving under suspension, May 23.

The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Russell Harrison, 34, 1103 Carolina St., failure to reinstate, driving under suspension, May 23. Keith Harris, 20, 4564 N. Edgewood Ave., possession of crack, assault on police officer, obstructing official business, May 23. Michael J. Lane Jr., 36, 4421 Whetzel Ave., driving under suspension, May 24. Janet Caudill, 72, 2926 Banning Road, driving under suspension, May 25. Robert Wengert, 46, 8286 Wooster Pike, driving under suspension, May 29. Walker Church, 48, 5457 Ehrling Road, driving under suspension, May 29. Omar Sellers, 22, 813 Oak St., driving under suspension, May 30.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Medication taken at 3399 Old Red Bank Road, May 23.



Anthony Ferra, 22, 10 Robby Ridge, possession of weapon (10” buck knife), May 23. Thomas Vaccariello, 22, 553 Delta Ave., drug abuse, May 23. Raymond Long, 19, 4539 Whetsel, drug abuse, May 23. Matthew Craig, 19, 6927 Bramble, drug abuse, May 24.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Court documents taken from vehicle at 6800 Wooster, May 24.

Saving lives

Terrace Park EMS Chief John Maggard welcomed four new volunteers to the emergency medical services department. Laurie Baird, left, Tracie Gladfelter, Jason Murphy and Dennis Glaser went through months of training classes. They were sworn in as new members of the EMS squad at the June council meeting.




Maria Fakhreshafai, 48, 5888 Lisa Court, no drivers license, May 25.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Bike taken from Swim Club, May 24.

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Paul Robert Leary

Paul Robert Leary, 85, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Cincinnati died Feb. 11. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park and worked for the Norwood School District. Survived by Lyn (Tom) Ambrose and son Spencer of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jeffrey P. Leary and son,

Travis, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Dr. Christopher P. and Sandra Leary, and their sons Alex and Casey, of Loveland; brother, James Leary of Butler, Pa.; and sister-in-law and husband, Dr. Walter C. and Nancy McKelvey Lusk of Los Angeles; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Marjorie; and parents, James E. and Rose

Kettering Leary. A “Celebration of a Life Well Lived” will be held Saturday, June 20, at Leary Dr. Christopher and Sandra Leary’s home, rain or shine. Call 683-9033 for more information.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

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Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s love for over 150 years"

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging


3546 Church Street 513-561-6678 Pastor Howard D. Preston Sunday Worship at 10:30 All Are Welcome! The church with a big heart in the heart of Newtown reaching out and sharing the love of Christ to meet the needs of people where they are.

Knox Presbyterian Church Observatory & Michigan Aves (513)321-2573 Rev Thomas D York, Pastor Rev Christena A Alcorn, Assoc Pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00am Sunday School & Child Care Wheelchair Accessible


8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Pastor Rev. Thomas P. Sweets Contemporary Worship......9:30AM Traditional Worship...........11:00AM Children’s Church School during worship Childcare Available




513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

Children’s Church...10:30-11:30am Sunday School For All Ages 9:30am

5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill 561-4220

Come Share God’s Grace With US


Enjoying the presence of God, while building each individual into a community.

7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236


Nathan Custer, Stanley Lawrence, Assoc. Pastors Lee Tyson, Pastor to Students Traditional Worship in the Old Chapel worship 8:20am Traditonal Worship in the Sanctuary 9:40am Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 11:11am Christian Education at 8:20, 8:45, 9:40 & 11:00am Youth Christian Education at 9:40am Nursery Care at 9:40 and 11:11am Youth Ministeries Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm


7205 Kenwood Road, Cinti, OH 45236 513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship ...10:30am Lunch follows Worship Service Children’s Church...10:30am-11:30am

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship

Greg Stover, Senior Pastor

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142

Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy


Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths”

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”

On the record

Eastern Hills Press

June 17, 2009



3823 Stites Pl.: Seeds Jonathan & Meredith to Sherlock Jessica L.; $148,000.


3814 Watterson Rd.: Mcdowell Linda C. & Shannon to Brooks Brandon; $109,500 . 3972 Warren Ave.: Bank Of New York Tr to Giegal Mike & New Outlook Properties; $45,000.


2444 Madison Rd.: Star Bank Tr to Warm Alexander D.; $133,200. 3632 Columbus Ave.: Klei Karen A. to Paynter Jarrett A.; $249,900. 41 Arcadia Pl.: Cresswell Travis C. & Rebecca B. to Hurak Philip S. & Cara R.; $310,000.


4314 Whetsel Ave.: Davis Terri to Lanier Mary Elizabeth; $83,000. 4314 Whetsel Ave.: Davis Terri to Lanier Mary Elizabeth; $83,000. 4906 Ravenna St.: Branch Ollie J. to Homesteading And Urban Redevelopment Corp.; $73,500. 4912 Ravenna St.: Arnold Susan to Homesteading And Urban Redevelopment Corp.; $75,000. 5601 Madison Rd.: Mahorney Lynne Trs & Kevin Trs to Homesteading And Urban Redevelopment Corp.; $42,000. 5725 Sierra Park Pl.: Abbit Limited Partnership to Best Lakisha; $60,000. 5804 Prentice St.: Branch Ollie J. to Homesteading And Urban Redevelopment Corp.; $80,000. 6846 Britton Ave.: Strobel Kimberly A. & Christopher L. to Winston Sarah May; $82,000.


3855 Oak St.: Messamore David S. & Emily M. to Cordill Mary; $335,000.


About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 4202 Grove Ave.: K.M.J. Management Co. Ltd. to Ward Laura J.; $110,000.


3217 Lookout Dr.: Nelson Elaine G. to Baumgartner Jason E. & Jacqueline M.; $259,650. 661 Reisling Knoll: Sicurella Katherine J. to Wilhelmy Christian J. & Alicia L.; $705,000.

2 Denison Ln.: Mileham Richard C. & Kathleen J. to Todd Thomas & Leslie; $563,000. 215 Oxford Ave.: Barnett Helen Christopher Tr to Mileham Richard C. Jr. & Kathleen; $305,000. 215 Oxford Ave.: Barnett Helen Christopher Tr to Mileham Richard


2152 Gilbert Ave.: Dhaliwal Sandeep



Once is not enough.


The Seven Hills School Mon-Sat • 9–3 • 271-7977

I-71 to Redbank Exp. to Duck Creek to Red Bank Rd.

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M. to Johnson Jewell; $61,000 . Walnut Hills 2520 Chatham St.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Tse Properties LLC; $800. 2700 Ashland Ave.: Schoolhouse Lofts Limited Partnership to Morgenstein Lauren R.; $156,500. 964 Volterra Ln.: First Fisher Properties LLC to Shaikh Kash A.; $310,500.


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Brotherton Rd.: Tritex Real Estate Advisors Inc. to Emk Oakley LLC; $1,100,000. 3346 Marburg Square Ln.: Westfield Station LLC to Pesok Anna; $274,900. 3419 Oakview Pl.: Anderson Kathy to Michael Anna & Kelly; $200,000. 3421 Club Crest Ave.: Eatmon Scott & Kristen to Patel Harshal K.; $209,900. 3434 Sherel Cr.: Rhoads Charles E. & Alisa M. Santangelo to Robertshaw Daniel F.; $230,000. 3895 Isabella Ave.: Hood Max W. to Young Becky; $227,000. 3901 Kilbourne Ave.: Hamilton Bryan & Carna C. to Heaton Andrew & Holly Bauser Heaton; $237,500. 4101 Pillars Dr.: Modi Rajeev A. to Hanak Jonathan P. & Kathryn S.; $194,000. 4227 Allendorf Dr.: Tritex Real Estate Advisors Inc. to Emk Oakley LLC; $1,100,000. 4233 Allendorf Dr.: Tritex Real Estate Advisors Inc. to Emk Oakley LLC; $1,100,000. 4235 Allendorf Dr.: Tritex Real Estate Advisors Inc. to Emk Oakley LLC; $1,100,000. 5044 Eastwood Cr.: Whiting Andrew D. & Nicole R. to Curry Adam L.; $215,000.

K. to Medovich Rachel E.; $91,000. 2339 Kemper Ln.: Kalagayan Jay B. to Reynolds Greg B.; $98,500. 2349 Concord St.: Conecuh County Training School Alumni Association Of to Smith Shiquita S.; $500. 942 Churchill Ave.: Thompson Abbie N. to Mccants Velda L.; $28,910. 2320 St James Ave.: Mixon Dorothy




C. Jr. & Kathleen; $305,000. 411 Western Ave.: Moorhead Earl E. & Teresa C. to Padjen Christopher J. & Francesca M.; $301,500. 827 Douglas Ave.: Cinquina Melissa M. & Mark D. to Billups Joseph S. & Cristina M.; $710,000.

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BRIEFLY Eastern Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, 3919 Plainville Road, Mariemont. The event includes social networking and a presentation of Mariemont Preservation Foundation vision plan. The event is free to all potential business members. For more information, call

248-1404 or visit

Critic speaks

Mary Ran Gallery is hosting Owen Findsen at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. The art critic speaks on life and works of Paul Childlaw and Jack Meanwell. For more information, call 871-5604.

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aul Robert Leary devoted husband, father and ‘Papa’ of Scottsdale, Arizona formerly of Cincinnati passed away peacefully surrounded by his children, minister, loving caregivers and God’s presence. He joined his beloved wife, Marjorie and parents in heaven on February 11, 2009. He was 85 years old. Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to James E. and Rose Kettering Leary he received his bachelor’s degree and masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He continued further doctoral graduate studies from the Western Reserve University in Administration and Supervision and Vocational Guidance studies at the University of Cincinnati. He also served the US Army from 1942-1945.

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The beginning of a remarkable career began in a high school Industrial Arts class in Norwood, Ohio after teaching in Mentor, Ohio for 3 years. He evolved from a classroom teacher in 1951 to being appointed Clerk –Treasurer of the Norwood School district. He held that post until 1962 when he was then appointed to the office of Assistant Superintendent combining the two positions. His career concluded with his retirement in June 1982. His entire public education career (56 years) benefited the student community in Ohio.

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In the whirlwind of activity of his life, Paul’s passion and interests were also his many involvements in “community service and achievement for the common good.” He was named the “Outstanding Man of the Year for the Norwood Jaycees and was instrumental in establishing the “Junior Citizenship Award Project.” He chaired and was president of many civic organizations: United Appeal campaign and advisory and school chair, Norwood Service League 1956-2003 chairman of the Executive board and general chair of the building campaign for the new day care center: Norwood Recreation Commission 1958 – 1990 receiving a ‘Certificate of Appreciation” from the Ohio School Athletic Association; his devoted council and support at the Norwood Presbyterian Church where he served on the church building committee, Superintendent of the Sunday School, treasurer, and Ruling Elder and Elder from 1951-1990. He later joined the Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park and remained active there until he moved to Scottsdale in 2004 where he and Marjorie became members at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley. For several generations of school business officials, the name ‘ Paul Leary’ evoked an image of a respected, caring and committed public official. This amazing man championed many projects throughout his 50+ years of dedicated service to the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). Paul attended his first workshop in 1953 and also joined the Association of School Business

Officials of the United States and Canada (ASBO). His enthusiasm and desire to grow professionally led him to leadership positions at OASBO and culminated with his presidency in 1961-1962. He was the president of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees with a membership of 27,000 at the time. He was president of the southwest district Association for two terms and has served the district as a member of the OAPSE state executive board, and was general chairman when its convention was held in Cincinnati. His expertise in managing and development helped him to be the legislative liaison and become a director of the Educator and Executive Insurance Company. Paul’s passion, professional growth and enthusiasm continued to lead him to serve his professional organizations. After serving in several national leadership positions, Paul was elected President of ASBO International in 1983. The conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona and the theme for his term was “Excellence: ASBO’s Key to Professionalism.” That year membership reached 6,000 for the first time. He felt it important for people to join and become active and dedicated to be a more effective business official, a more efficient manager and a better school administrator. He dedicated himself to the organization for more than 55 years and received the RSBA designation. He and wife, Marjorie, traveled to every state and province of Canada during his term as president. He was loved and respected by his peers. Paul was revered as “ Mr. Congeniality” and “Mr. ASBO International.” His leadership was at the forefront of the profession from Clerk-Treasurer to Treasurer. Paul’s commitment to public education, his passion for school business management and his kindness to everyone are his legacy to OASBO and ASBO International. Paul Leary was a humble, devoted, and cherished husband, daddy and Papa who always gave unconditional love to everyone, especially his family. He loved life! He loved growing prize winning roses, playing bridge and poker with friends, parties, and summers at the Jersey Shore, helping those less fortunate, and enjoying his grandchildren. Traveling with Marjorie after retirement was a joy as they enjoyed many European trips together, but he was always ready to be back into the many ‘projects’ that waited. Paul had an endless ‘smile from his soul’ that made people feel, as they were special. Paul Robert Leary is survived by daughter, Lyn and Tom Ambrose and son Spencer; of Scottsdale; Jeffrey P. Leary and son Travis; of Port Charlotte, Florida; Dr. Christopher P. and Sandra Leary, and their sons Alex and Casey, of Loveland, Ohio. Also surviving are his brother, James Leary of Butler, PA and cherished sisterin-law and husband, Dr. Walter C. and Nancy McKelvey Lusk of Los Angeles as well as many nieces and nephews. A “Celebration of a Life Well Lived’ to honor Paul will be held Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Dr. Christopher and Sandra Leary’s home with a tent erected in the back yard rain or shine. Call 513-683-9033 to RSVP and request directions. Please dress comfortably for the service and Irish celebration afterwards.


Eastern Hills Press


June 17, 2009

BUSINESS UPDATE Arpin, Eggert hired

DunnhumbyUSA has hired David Arpin as an analyst and Catie Eggert as associate-partnership management of communications and media. Previously an analytical services executive at Nielsen, Arpin will be responsible for analysis and statistical modeling of household data. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a master’s degree in applied economics from Marquette University. Eggert, previously an account manager for Clear Channel Radio, will be responsible for facilitating service support for The Kroger Co. and its suppliers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Arpin and Eggert both live in Hyde Park.

Lawyers recognized

Vorys, Sater, Seymour

employment law. He serves as national employment counsel for a variety of businesses. Both lawyers live in Linwood.

and Pease LLP recently announced that partners David A. Groenke and Scott A. Carroll were Groenke named 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers in S u p e r Lawyers magazine. S u p e r Lawyers magazine Carroll distinguishes the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers with the assistance of independent research by Law & Politics. Groenke is a member of the probate and tax practice group and focuses his practice on estate planning, wills and trusts and charitable planning. He is a frequent speaker on topics such as family limited partnerships and irrevocable insurance trusts. Carroll is a member of the labor and employment practice group and has represented clients across the spectrum of labor and

Luxury market report

Comey & Shepherd Realtors has published a luxury markets report defining the residential luxury market at $500,000 and above, focused primarily on Cincinnati’s Eastside and northern corridor areas. The report shows that single-family luxury market homes have held value better than might have been expected since the market peak in 2005-2006. In a neighborhood-toneighborhood price assessment based on the average single-family home sale price comparing 2007 home sales to 2008 home sales, the report finds the average home sale price in Mariemont increased in 2008 to $665,800 from $593,267 in 2007. “These findings help support the fact that Cincinnati’s overall housing market has been relatively stable in light of challenging







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Ribs fundraiser to benefit Youth Inc. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and the 2009 Bengals rookies recently gathered at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse for the seventh annual Rookies and Ribs, a fund raiser benefiting Youth Inc. Lewis and the 2009 rookies greeted sponsors and guests at the event cochaired by former Cincinnati Bengal and now broadcaster Dave Lapham, Montgomery Inn’s Dean Gregory and Mike Miller of Graydon, Head & Ritchey LLP. The fundraiser included a silent and live auction, live entertainment and an awardwinning buffet. For more than 40 years Youth Inc., located in East Walnut Hills, has provided a safe and structured environ-

ment, helping at-risk youth make positive choices for the future. Trained staff care for more than 600 children, ages 10-16, a year in three group homes licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Behavior modification, anger management, conflict resolution, violence prevention and responsible decision-making techniques give these youth, coming from the Juvenile Court System, positive guidance and a stable environment. Youth, Incorporated is one of five nonprofit organizations chosen by the Marvin Lewis Community Fund to receive support, helping children with opportunities they might not otherwise have.



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Sunny Florida! Anna Maria Island. $499/wk + tax if booked by 6/30/09. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091

RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

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its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

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LONGBOAT KEY . Fabulous 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay complex. Pool, tennis, fishing dock, sun deck, private beach. Local owner offers great summer rates! 513-662-6678 , unit 829

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LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

ONEKAMA. Beautiful Lake Michigan home near Portage Point Inn. Sleeps 10. Fabulous golf. Pets allowed. Summer $3500/wk, off season rates reduced. 513-477-3874


MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates! June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk, if booked by 6/20. Also, Marriott’s Grande Ocean timeshare wk of 7/26. 513-829-5099 Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations.


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Kevin Englehart and Kraig Kunkemoeller have joined Huff Realty’s sales team operating out of the Hyde Park office. Englehart joins Huff as a new agent, bringing 18 years of business and customer service experience with emphasis in hospitality and real estate. Kunkemoeller joins the company as a broker with 15 years of real estate experience, having received his original license in July 2002.


Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann

Romantic Retreat. 1875 Homestead B&B in Brown County, Indiana. Luxury rooms, some with whirlpools & FP’s. Check our website, or call for rates & specials. 812-988-0853

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economic conditions nationally,” said Scott Nelson, CEO of Comey & Shepherd. “It might surprise homeowners to learn that many Cincinnati neighborhoods were flat or experienced an increase since the 20062006 market peak. Key to quicker sales and higher sale prices are properly priced, good quality properties in desirable locations.” For more details on the Cincinnati luxury market report, visit

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Eastern Hills Journal - June 17, 2009  

Why 4.75 mills? Give your favorite local businesses their much deserved recognition by nominating them for a Readers’ Choice award. Use the...

Eastern Hills Journal - June 17, 2009  

Why 4.75 mills? Give your favorite local businesses their much deserved recognition by nominating them for a Readers’ Choice award. Use the...