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Hotel helping others by recycling Soap and shampoo goes to the needy By Lisa Wakeland

There are boxes of barely used soap and mostly full shampoo bottles, all left over from guests at the Mariemont Inn. But instead of throwing out the amenities the hotel is putting them to good use. In early 2011, the Mariemont Inn started saving its soap bars and shampoo bottles and donated the items to Clean the World, a nonprofit organization that sanitizes and redistributes these hygiene products to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries around the world. “It’s an amazing program,” said Bill Spinnenweber, general manager of the Mariemont Inn. “All the product is still good, and now we can ... know the investment is going elsewhere.” Spinnenweber said they heard about Clean the World through its amenities vendor after mentioning that it was a shame all the unused soap or shampoo was just going to the landfill. During 2012, the first full year the Mariemont Inn participated, it diverted 550 pounds of waste from the landfills and collected 335 pounds of soap that was made into more than 1,700 new bars of soap distributed to families and children in need around the world. According to Clean the World, hand washing with soap significantly reduces the impact of acute respiratory infection and diarrheal disease, which are the top two killers of children under 5. “It’s pennies a day compared to the impact it’s having,” Spinnenweber said of the Clean the World program. “Our employees really get behind it, and it’s been a big mo-

These bottles of shampoo, lotion and conditioner from the Mariemont Inn will be recycled and re-purposed by Clean the World and sent to children and families in need around the world. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BY THE NUMBERS Mariemont Inn General Manager Bill Spinnenweber, right, and hotel staff Vicki Richmond, Tiffany Morgan and Mayim Richmond stand in front of bins they use to collect soap and shampoo left over from guests. The hotel sends the products to nonprofit organization Clean the World. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

rale boost. We just thought we were going to do something to keep (these items) from going in the landfills.” After cleaning the guest rooms, hotel staff collect all the unused soap or shampoo bottles and place them in bins in the laundry room. Once those are full they print out labels and ship the bins to Clean the World. “It’s so easy, it’s hard not to do it,” Spinnenweber said. “It’s a lot of waste that isn’t being wasted.” They also let guests know about the Clean the World program so they know the unused products are going to a good cause. Spinnenweber said they’re also implementing other green initiatives like recycling in each

A full bin of soap left over by guests at the Mariemont Inn. Clean the World collects and sanitizes the soap before sending it to impoverished countries around the world and domestic homeless shelters. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

room and converting most of the hotel light bulbs to LEDs. “It can be hard for a small company to make some of these changes, but any program that

we can adopt is better,” he said. Want more Mariemont updates? Follow Lisa Wakeland on Twitter: @lisawakeland.

Clean the World, which was founded in 2009, partners with hotels in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Since starting this program, Clean the World has made a tremendous impact. » 65: The number of countries that received soap and hygiene products as a result of the amenity recycling program. » 1,700: The number of hotels partnering with Clean the World. » 13 million: The number of bars of soap distributed around the world. » 82,000: The number of One Project kits distributed globally. These kits include soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, a toothbrush and toothpaste, disposable razor, washcloth and an inspirational note card. » 3.1 million: Pounds, of waste collected and diverted from landfills through this program.

New vision for Madisonville By Forrest Sellers

MADISONVILLE — Could Madisonville have a new look? Adoption of a new zoning code could potentially create a new business district. Residents will have a chance to offer feedback at an open house starting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Ave. Representatives from the Cincinnati Planning Commission will provide information on a new form-based code. Sara Sheets, executive director of the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., said a form-based code would allow for a mixed-use business district in Madisonville.

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A form-based code would create a more pedestrianfriendly neighborhood, said Don Stephan, owner of Stephan Woodworking. Madisonville is among four neighborhoods, which include College Hill, Walnut Hills and Westwood, considering a formbased code. “We think it is an important tool for Madisonville’s revitalization,” said Sheets. “Ultimately, we want Madisonville to be a destination.” Sheets said the form-based code would allow for a mixture of residential, office and retail buildings in the business district. She said potential development would be centered around Madison Avenue and Whetsel Road. Last fall, residents provided

suggestions during a Neighborhood Urban Design Workshop. Stephan said these suggestions have been incorporated into a plan which will be presented at the upcoming open house. Stephan said he feels a formbased code could restore a sense of “retail vitality” to the area. Residents will have a chance to see drawings and maps illustrating a form-based code prior to a presentation by the Planning Commission. Following the presentation, break out groups will be formed, and at the conclusion of the meeting, a decision will be made on whether to adopt the code. For updates visit the Redevelopment Corp. website at

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Sara Sheets with the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. and business owner Don Stephan stand at the corner of Madison Road and Whetsel Ave. If a new form-based code is adopted a development could potentially be built at the site. A discussion of the plan will be Thursday, June 20, at the Madisonville Recreation Center. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Festival returns to Mt. Lookout June 7-9 By Lisa Wakeland

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It’s one of the biggest and most popular events at Cardinal Pacelli School and Our Lord Christ King, and Junefest returns Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9. “It’s the best way to kick off summer,” said Michele Deremo, one of the Junefest co-chairs. Festivities begin with an adults-only party from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday with gambling, food, drinks and music from Johnny Clueless. Junefest continues all weekend — 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 3-10 p.m. Sunday — at the church and school campus, 927 Ellison Ave. in Mt. Lookout. Entertainment from Stays in Vegas begins at 8 p.m. Saturday and from The Paul Otten Band at 6 p.m. Sunday. Sunday also features a special dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with Montgomery Inn ribs, chicken and sides. “It’s a great, local, family-oriented festival and we pack a lot into a little space,” said Kelly Vaughn, one of the Junefest co-chairs. “It’s fun for all ages

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and there is something for everyone. Chances are you’ll see multiple generations together at the festival.” There are games for kids and adults, rides, food and drinks, raffles and an auction. The raffles include baskets filled with kitchen items, an iPad mini, gift cards and other items, Deremo said. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, 15 for $10 or 50 for $25. The Bid ‘N Buy auction in the Parish Center includes everything from sports memorabilia and restaurant gift certificates to vacation packages and art. The big raffle, Vaughn said, will be drawn at 10 p.m. Sunday night. Grand prize is a twoyear lease on a new Toyota Camry or $10,000 cash. Second prize is a year’s tuition to Cardinal Pacelli School or $3,500, and the third prize is two roundtrip tickets from Ultimate Air Shuttle or $1,000. “It’s a great festival with rides, games and lots of chances to win something,” Deremo said. “It’s really community driven and we hope everyone comes and enjoys it.” Junefest is the largest fundraiser for the Cardinal Pacell School and Our Lord Christ the King Church parish. On-street parking is available on surrounding streets. For those who park on Ellison or Nash avenues, there will be a golf cart shuttle. More details available online, jfest13.

BRIEFLY Watercolor exhibit

The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society’s “Spring into Summer” exhibit is now open. It features more than 60 paintings of flowers, landscapes and traditional work in the gallery at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont, 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2-4 p.m. weekends through June 30. Visit for details.

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St. Margaret-St. John’s annual festival will be 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 15, on the grounds of St. Margaret of Cortona, 4100 Watterson St., Madisonville. The event is for those 18 or older. A live band, Bid’n’Buy booth, food, drinks, and beer will be available. Duck races, instant bingo, and gambling will also be available, as well as a raffle. Raffle chances are $5 each, or six for $25. Raffle prizes include the grand prize of $2,500.

Madisonville woman convicted of voting fraud Gannett News Service

Long-time Hamilton County poll worker Melowese Richardson was convicted May 27 of illegal voting and could go to prison for up to six years for it. Richardson, 58, of Madisonville, pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting – including voting three times for a relative who has been in a coma since 2003 – in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other illegal voting charges. Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman immediately convicted her, making her a felon. A Hamilton County poll worker since 1998, Richardson admitted she voted illegally in the

2008, 2011 and 2012 elections. Richardson was quiet during the hearing, politely answering questions from the judge. Her penmanship and familiarity led to her conviction. “They noticed a bunch of absentee ballots coming from the same place with the same handwriting,” Assistant Prosecutor Bill Anderson said. Other Board of Elections workers then recognized Richardson’s handwriting. She’s the third person in Hamilton County to be convicted this year for illegal voting. Unlike Richardson, the other two pleaded guilty and were given diversion.



Mariemont to pass new property maintenance rules By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont Village Council is taking a little longer than anticipated to update the village’s property maintenance code. Officials have been working to tighten the regulations to make sure landlords and homeowners comply with the requirements. Building Commissioner Dennis Malone has said without specific statutes to cite it can be difficult to make the property maintenance requests legally binding. Code updates primarily focus on the historic dis-

trict near Murray Avenue and Chestnut, Beech and Oak streets, but some regulations would apply to the entire village. The new rules were on the May 28 agenda as an emergency measure, but council tabled the motion after Councilman Jeff Andrews pointed out some discrepancies between what should apply only to the historic district and what would be required of property owners throughout the village. He referred to several requirements such as screens on all operable windows and dark brown, wood or aluminum garage doors that do not make

sense for areas other than the historic district. “I just want to make sure we know what we’re putting in place (so) we can enforce it,” Andrews said. Council discussed amending the motion to identify specific historic district rules, but village Solicitor Ed McTigue suggested rewriting the ordinance to clarify its intent. Mayor Dan Policastro said this was an emergency measure to make sure landlords and property owners comply with the new regulations. He was concerned that because of the time allotted for owners to fix issues

City budget passes 5-4, despite worries Cincinnati City Council passed its budget May 30, sparing the jobs of police and firefighters but forcing cuts to parks and recreation centers. The budget passed 5-4. Voting for the budget: Roxanne Qualls, Chris Seelbach, Yvette Simpson, Pamula Thomas and Wendell Young. Voting against: Laure Quinlivan, Christopher Smitherman, P.G. Sittenfeld and Charlie Winburn. Winburn said he couldn’t vote for a budget that’s “not structurally sound,” a complaint echoed by the other three opponents. Both Winburn and Smitherman credited Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and their fellow council members for avoiding all

layoffs to public safety. “I think my colleagues deserve some credit today,” Winburn said. “Clearly some parts I can’t cross but I do appreciate the effort. Even though this wasn’t perfect there were some steps in the right direction.” Quinlivan, who announced her own budget plan, said without cutting the growing public safety sector of the budget, council would continue to face annual budget battles. She said the city was headed toward a “fiscal cliff.” “I’m not sure what the solution is if my colleagues don’t want to cut spending,” Quinlivan said. Under the budget, the city would: » Cut $1 million from

parks, which could mean park closures and reduced mowing and trash removal. » Close two recreation centers, one in Mount Auburn and one in Walnut Hill. » Lay off 67 employees in administration, parks, recreation and health services. These are the people who pick up litter at parks, bait sewers and answer complaints about littered yards. » Reduce funding for Focus 52, which pays for economic development projects in Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. Some of the cuts are hard, Qualls says, but necessary. The city didn’t just find the money “underneath cabbage leaves or couch cushions.”

Mariemont Village Council is expected to update its property maintenance codes that focus on the historic district near Maple, Oak and Chestnut streets. FILE PHOTO

the problems wouldn’t be corrected this year. But Councilman Dennis Wolter said it would “be hard for our new inspector to enforce this if the rules are precarious.”

Other regulations specific to the historic district that would not apply to the entire village include replacement windows to match color and configuration of existing windows

in historic village areas; requiring all new or replacement fencing to be tan, dark brown or black; and ensuring all exterior components of a building conform with approved colors. Requirements for all properties in Mariemont include maintaining sidewalks and walkways, removing mold/mildew, not allowing vines or vegetation to grow on walls and several others. Council is expected to pass the new regulations at its next meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the municipal building, 6907 Wooster Pike.


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Pigamajigi eeks before Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon, students at Terrace Park Elementary were running in preparation for the school’s annual Pigamajigi. Excitement built all day Friday, May 3, as school announcements reminded students who had logged 25.2 miles that they would be running their final marathon mile that day. The student body and community residents were encouraged to line the route to cheer the “flying piglets.” After school dozens of students hit the streets, which


Here come the Flying Piglets, headed toward the finish of an accumulated 26.2 miles during Pigamajigi. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

were traffic-free thanks to Terrace Park Police Department barricades. Unlike the running that took place the following two days in downtown Cincinnati, everyone who participated in the Terrace Park Flying Piglet Kids’ Marathon was declared a winner. The final mile ended back at the elementary school where a health and wellness festival was in progress thanks to volunteer parents and friends of the school who offered nutritious snacks, homemade juice and a variety of games and physical pursuits. Molly Bortz Druffel led yoga instruction during Terrace Park Elementary's Pigamajigi. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Sisters Lucy and Janie Neville complete the final mile of the race together at Pigamajigi. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Sofia Billups, Janie Neville and Gram Kempiners run with the parachute activity led by Page Helmick of the Little Gym. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Jade Beck has fun spinning two hula hoops at once at the Terrace Park Elementary Pigamajigi. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Mariemont Local School District teacher and coach Jeff Timmers is a popular Zumba instructor. Participating in one of the many sessions he led are, from left, Evan Sizer, Bates Gall, Michael Moehring, Zach McClorey and Wiley Lyons. THANKS TO SUE PORTER Kim Tepe, Daniel Bronson, Emme Tepe, Jade Beck, Molly Neville, Megan Pidcock and Kelli Neville cheer the Flying Piglets to the finish line. THANKS TO SUE PORTER

Elise Mason breaks a board during the Pigamajigi taekwondo presentation. THANKS TO SUE PORTER



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Summit season ends in shutout By Mark D. Motz

XENIA. — Win and think

about the next opponent. Lose and think about philosophy. Such is tournament baseball. Summit Country Day’s 1-0 loss to Johnston Northridge in the Division III regional semifinals sent the Silver Knights home pondering Plato instead of upset winner Hamilton Badin on the other side of the bracket. “That’s a good tournament game,” said Summit head coach Triffon Callos. “It’s a tough one to lose, but that’s two good teams, two good pitchers, playing good baseball. Sadly for Summit fans, Northridge played just a shade better, allowing only two hits and playing error-free baseball. Summit gave just up five hits, but committed an error which contributed to the run the Vikings cobbled together in the bottom of the fifth inning. An infield single coupled with a throwing error advancing the runner to second. He went to third on a fielder’s choice. A solid single scored the run and left Summit two innings to answer. Nothing in the sixth and a strikeout to start the seventh made it look bleak. Eric Terry’s drive down the right-field line sent a surge of hope through the Silver Knights’ faithful, but it landed just foul and he eventually fanned for the second out. Pitcher Christian Kuethe followed Terry with a single and stole second, but Summit couldn’t get him home.

Summit Country Day senior Christian Kuethe fires a pitch in the Division III regional baseball semifinals May 30. The Silver Knights lost 1-0. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Summit Country Day senior shortstop Jack Meininger had one of two hits for the Silver Knights in a 1-0 Division III regional baseball tournament loss May 30. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“We’ve (come back late) numerous times,” Callos said. “We never gave up. A couple inches here or there and who knows? Eric lands fair, Christian followed him with a hit. Maybe we tie it up. But we

didn’t. You’ve got to score to win the game. “I am proud of this team and this senior class. What you tell them is you’re proud of them and you tell them don’t lose sight of what they’ve accom-

plished.” Message received. “My coach asked me, if he had told me before the game I would have given up one run in the regional semifinals, would I have been happy with that,” Kuethe said. "I would have. I’m not going to hang my head over one pitch. “We fought. Today wasn’t our day. “It’s been amazing, a lot of fun. Even myself at the beginning of the year, I had some doubts. But as the season went on, our team was one of the best all year at not giving up.” Summit - who advanced to the regional semifinals for the fourth time in school history finished the season 21-11.

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS By Mark D. Motz and Scott Springer

Track and field

» St. Ursula Academy took sixth pace in the Division I girls regional track and field competition in Dayton. The Bulldogs 4x800 relay advanced to state competition June 7 and 8 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Also moving forward for SUA are high jumper Danielle Springer and sophomore Annie Heffernan, who qualified in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. » At the Division III regional meet in Piqua, Summit Country Day qualified its boys 4x800 relay team for the state meet. In addition, Mason Moore advanced in the 3,200meter race. » At the Division I regional meet in Dayton, Ellery Lassiter of Walnut Hills took second in the shot put to qualify for state. On the girls side, Taylor Darks won the regional title in the 400 meters. In addition, Chelsea Carpenter took fourth in the shot put and the 4x400 relay placed third as both advanced. » Withrow sends several athletes to the state meet after Division I regional competition in Dayton. Aaron Murray won the regional title in the 200-meter dash and also advanced in the long jump. The Tiger boys team also sends its 4x400 relay

team. On the girls side, Xasha Cohen took the regional title in the 300-meter hurdles. Withrow girls also won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and placed fourth in the 4x400 relay to advance.

Boys lacrosse

» Mariemont defeated Summit Country Day15-12 in the Division II regional semifinals May 29. Macko Saffin paced the Warriors with five goals. Mariemont went on to beat Indian Hill12-8 for the regional title June 1. The Warriors qualified for the final four, where they will play Columbus DeSales High School at 7:30 p.m. June 5 at Wilmington College. The winner goes to the state finals June 8 at Upper Arlington High School. (Inclement weather delayed the completion of the other side of the bracket before Journal deadlines.) » Moeller defeated Hilliard Darby in second round state tournament action May 24, 18-5. The Crusaders then defeated St. Xavier11-7 on May 29 to move to a game with Mason June 1. Juniors Sam Hubbard and Collin Rice and senior Nolan Frey each had three goals for Moeller. Against Mason on June 1, Moeller lost 13-11 to finish the season at 13-7.

Boys volleyball

» Moeller lost in the state semifinals in Akron to Hilliard

Moeller’s Justin Wampler (5) singles to center field to score a run against Lakota East May 30. On May 30, the Crusaders defeated Lakota East 10-1 with a seven-run seventh inning. Gus Ragland got the win and Wampler was 2-3 and drove in a run. The win put Moeller in the regional final with Clayton Northmont. On May 31, the Crusaders and Northmont waited out a nearly three-hour rain delay before playing. The game was tied 2-2 until the third inning when Moeller broke it open with nine runs. Three of those came on a bases-laded double by Wampler. Zach Logue got the win as Moeller rolled on 11-3. They now face Aurora in the state semifinals June 7 at Huntington Park Stadium in Columbus.

Darby May 25. The Crusaders finished their season at 24-2.


» Moeller defeated Westerville 40-38 on May 24 to advance to the state championship game with St. Edward on June 1. In the title game, the Crusaders lost to Lakewood St. Edward 30-14 to finish as state runners-up. Joe Eramo, R.J. Bradley, Cody Mackey and Dean Meyer

have been selected to participate on the Ohio Select Side rugby team. They were chosen by a panel of USA rugby and Ohio rugby coaches to join the 25 man roster of Ohio Selects. This team will practice the next two weeks, and then travel to Pittsburgh on June 15-16 to play against select sides from seven other states. At this tournament, the national team (USA Eagles) will be present to See TOURNEY, Page A6



Seven Hills senior celebrates effort that led to state By Mark D. Motz

Most athletes celebrate the victories. Some celebrate the effort that led to victory. Seven Hills High School senior John Larkin is one of the latter. His favorite memories of his final high school season don’t center on center court. “Honestly, some of our team exercises, some of our practices,” he said. “As a senior I’ve been getting a little nostalgic lately. Certainly when it comes down to matches, I think beating (Cincinnati Country Day’s) Patrick Wildman is one I’ll remember. But really, it’s been about spending time with the team.” Larkin - an Indian Hill resident - Wildman and CCD’s Asher Hirsch were the top three players in sectional and district tournament play. All three advanced to the Division II state tournament May 30 and June 1 in Columbus. Larkin finished third to Hirsch and Wildman respectively. “I think the three of them are the best three players in the state,” said veteran Stingers head coach Tim Drew. “Cincinnati does seem to have the players this year and it’s been a good rivalry.” Larkin returns to Columbus for the second time, having lost in the opening round of the state tournament as a junior. “I’m excited for this,” he said. “I’m more experienced. I’ve been getting in so much practice, so I think I’m ready. I’m going to be nervous, but I know it’s still a game. No matter what, it’s going to be a good experience. “I try to use my serve as a weapon and use my forehand to try to set up points. I move my feet and I can grind if I have to. My baseline game is pretty consistent.” Drew agreed, and then some. “He’s hitting the ball clean,” Drew said. “His balance, his footwork, is some of the best I’ve seen in a high school player. “In the last 24 years, the coaches association has given a most improved player award. In all those years, I’ve never seen seen anybody get it two years in a row. That’s the kind of effort he puts in, that he could be a very good player and still be the most improved.” Much of the improvement this season came between the ears, as compared to between the lines. “He loves a challenge,” Drew said. “In school, his schedule is littered with AP courses. He’s smart. When I coach John on switch overs, it’s usually not about strokes, it’s about what the other guy is doing and how to adjust and counter that. He likes the chess match aspect of it. “The intangibles - which for him are very tangible on our team - are what separate him. His leadership has been invaluable for us. You would think losing a player like him to graduation would be a blow to our team, but he told the guys at our banquet, ‘Tradition never graduates.’ He has them ready to follow his lead. “An athlete isn’t one who just See TENNIS, Page A6



St. X lacrosse finishes strong Slow start sealed loss to Moeller in semifinal

By Tom Skeen

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A slow start came at the worst possible time for the St. Xavier lacrosse team. In the Division I regional semifinals May 29, the Bombers fell behind to Greater Catholic League rival Moeller 2-0 less than a minute into the game. The Crusaders

poured it on and took a 7-0 lead into the half before securing an 11-7 win, closing the book on the Bombers’ 2013 season. “We started a little slow on defense, but we finished strong,” coach Nate Sprong said. “You know, it was a long season and I’m proud of the way we finished.” Sprong’s squad cut the Crusader lead to four at 8-4, but allowed three unanswered goals to close out the third period to seal the deal. The result could’ve been much worse if it wasn’t for the play of sen-



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ior goalie Benny Russert. The four-year starter made some crucial saves in the second period to keep the Bombers within striking distance. “… He’s been a leader for us,” Sprong said. “He finished his career playing a tough game.” The loss brings to a close the career of Ian King. Maybe the most talented player to come through the St. Xavier lacrosse program, King will continue his lacrosse career next season at the University of Michigan. “Ian’s been a leader and has helped elevate the whole program at St. X,” the coach said. “… We’re proud of him. He’s going to do just as well in college as he did for St. X.” King is a two-time Under Armor All-American and was selected to play in the Under Armor AllAmerica Lacrosse Classic, July 6 at Towson University in Maryland. He was named to the boys’ South team and the game will be televised live on

Tennis Continued from Page A5

plays sports. It’s somebody who balances his sports with his school and with his family and other responsibilities. That’s John. People forget what kind of tennis player you are, but they never forget what kind of person, that you were

St. Xavier senior Ian King tries to get around Moeller’s Connor Nelson during their Division I regional semifinal matchup May 29 at Lockland Stadium. King scored a goal and notched an assist to give him 106 points on the season, but the Bombers lost 11-7 to the Crusaders. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

ESPNU. “It’s a real prestigious honor,” Sprong told Gannett News Service. “He’s been the focus of other teams. With that added pressure he’s continued to score at the pace that he has previously. He has104 points on the season (before the Moeller game) so a good sportsman, that you were gracious win or lose.” That’s how Larkin who will play tennis at Swarthmore next year wants to be remembered. “Hopefully I’ve been something of a leader for this team,” he said. “(I want to be remembered) as a friend and that I gave the team all I could.”

far. He’s the real deal.” The Bombers finish the season 14-5 and ranked fifth in the Ohio Division I and II Power Rankings, according to Sprong is hoping his new offseason conditioning program will continue to blossom a program that’s losing

some very talented players this season. “We made some growth in some areas and we need to focus and keep working hard,” he said. “We’ve started an offseason regiment and we are going to get back to it this summer and be back and ready to go for next year.”


nine-run third inning, which included a basesclearing double by senior Justin Wampler. The win put Moeller in the semifinals with Aurora on June 7.

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select the National Team.


» Moeller beat Lakota East 10-1 on May 30 behind junior Gus Ragland. On May 31, the Crusaders beat Northmont 11-3 with junior Zach Logue getting the win. Moeller had a

Regular season

» Moeller beat Badin on May 24, 10-2. Senior T.J. Marklay got the win and junior Riley Mahan was 2-4 with a double and two RBI.

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KENWOOD — A twoloss season and a trip to the state tournament in high school athletics is usually cause for a ticker-tape parade and a proclamation from area politicians. Except at Moeller. At a school that lines up league, sectional, regional and state titles like Spielberg wins Oscars, second or thirdplace barely brings a smile. It’s not totally the “if you ain’t first, you’re last!” theory from the Will Ferrell “Ricky Bobby” movie; it’s just the expectation of excellence that makes Moeller the behemoth it is. Accordingly, volleyball coach Matt McLaughlin took a few days to decompress after falling short in the Division I state semifinals to Hilliard Darby May 26. As defending champs, the Crusaders hoped to bring another trophy to the crowded case off Montgomery Road. Instead, Darby handed Moeller another fourgame defeat to end their time in Akron and their season at 22-2. The Crusaders defeated Darby April 20, then lost in a tournament at Centerville April 27 and in the state semis a month later. “It’s always tough coming off a state championship year,” McLaughlin said. “I’m not disappointed in how our team played, so there is some consolation.” Overall, Moeller’s record against Darby was 8-5 in three matches. The only other teams to even win a game against Moeller were Cleveland St. Ignatius and Elder. “We kind of had a game plan that I feel like we enacted,” McLaughlin said of Darby. “They

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Steve Rasso football The 32nd annual Steve Rasso Youth Football Camp for second- through eighth-graders is 9-11:45 a.m., Monday, June 10-Friday June 14, at St. Xavier High School. Camp opens at 8 a.m., Monday, for pre-registered check-in and walk-up registration. Enter the stadium through the Media Gate. Early registration is encourage. Fee of $80 for early registration or of $90 for walk-up registration includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is available at Credit card payment is available online, but not for walk-up registration.

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Casey Pieper of Moeller jumps up to spike a winner on the St. Xavier defense as the two teams met up May 3 at St. Xavier High School. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

had so many weapons. We shut down their middles, but their outsides played a spectacular match.” Moeller now loses 11 players to graduation and will have a smaller senior class next spring. “We only have five returning,” McLaughlin said. “Looking at some of the current freshmen and sophomores, I’m confident that with a good offseason we’ll have a really strong team.” Gone is 6-foot-6 allstate middle blocker Casey Pieper, but his 6foot-4 brother, Corey, has one more year. Joining Pieper will be Ben Land, Greg Partin, Danny Abein, and Carson Susich from the 2014 class and Chris Hackman from 2015. Casey Pieper leaves after making South region first team and South Player of the Year; Greater Catholic League first team and Player of the Year; and first team all-Ohio.

Libero Jared Engelhart was first team GCL, second team South region and honorable mention all-state; Zach Priest was second team GCL and second team South region; and Tony Pisciotta and Mitchell Sander were all-state honorable mention. Filling their shoes will be several members from a 17-7 junior varsity team that included some freshmen. Many Crusaders continue play on the club level for the Cincinnati Attack. “The majority of our guys will play in the summer, then in a fall league and then to the actual season,” McLaughlin said. “There’s also some great sand venues in the city. Our guys are constantly playing sand in quads and doubles.” Until then, a line in the sand has been drawn between Moeller and Hilliard Darby. Unfinished business awaits for those consistently chasing the ultimate prize.

The schedule for the OSYSA/ Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South is now available at http:// Included in the schedule are camps in Hyde Park, College Hill, Anderson, Deer Park, Milford, Bethel, Sycamore Township, Fairfax, Batavia and Terrace Park. For more information, contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or

skills in a nurturing environment. Register at Camp Hoopla happens1-4 p.m., Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, at the church and offers a variety of activities where kids choose two tracks from a variety of disciplines including: art studio, basketball, cheernastics, drama, kitchen chaos, “no boys allowed,” production team, tell the world, the wild and weird science. Cost is $40. The camp theme is The Wild and is based on the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:17, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone. A new life has begun.” To register: www. camphoopla. Email the church at

Grade-school volleyball

St. Ursula Academy is offering a grade-school volleyball camp from June 5-7. Third through sixth grades are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Seventh through ninth grades are 12:30-3:30 p.m. The clinic is for any interested grade-school players who want

to learn to play the game or improve their skill level. Cost is $110. The camp is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register online, visit With questions, contact Michelle Dellecave at 961-3410 ext. 183 or

Challenger soccer

Challenger Sports is having several of its British Soccer Camps in the area: Cincinnati Country Day School (British soccer and Tetra Brazil), week of June 10 St. Ursula Villa, week of July 8-11. Greater Sycamore Soccer Association, week of July 22 and week of July 29 Each camper gets a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and personalized skills performance evaluation. Visit www.challenger

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Please stop using Holocaust analogies In an article in last week’s paper, “The coming end of tyranny in America,” the author attempted to draw an analogy between the Holocaust in Nazi Germany during World War II and the recent IRS profiling of conservative and tea party groups in the United States. The mendacity and ridiculousness of the author’s analogy should illicit outrage from every citizen. My understanding of the article basically outlined how the recent IRS scandal is mirroring the steps that the Nazi’s took to grasp power, how they “duped” their own citizens and initiated tyranny throughout Germany. The response of this author

was to buy guns and arm himself and like-minded individuals, something he claims citizens in Germany could not do Timothy due to “uniSakelos COMMUNITY PRESS versal background GUEST COLUMNIST checks” that confiscated guns form law abiding citizens. Far too often we in the United States have a penchant for comparing every single instance of government overreach to the Holocaust in Germany. Not only does this bespeak of ignorance for the historical complexity of the

Holocaust it demeans the victims of that awful travesty of history. First off, the article was full of factual errors: “free” Germany was not converted overnight and the legislature was not neutered by laws they never read – Hitler rounded up and imprisoned socialist and communist legislative dissenters and laid out his general plans for the “Jewish” problem back in 1929 in “Mein Kampf.” Second, citizens of Germany were not “duped” into following the Nazi plans, as laid in the book “Ordinary Men” by Christopher Browning; rather many citizens willingly and voluntarily (without threat of punishment) went along with and participated in the Holo-

caust. Third, there were no universal background checks in Germany for all citizens, only Jewish citizens had their guns rights curtailed. In fact, Hitler expanded gun rights and ownership to the rest of the citizens of Germany. What is more troubling with last week’s article is not the fact that the article simply ignored history, but the use of the Holocaust as analogy. By comparing targeted over-scrutinizing of tax exempt status (which is not a civil right, but a privilege granted by the government) to the Holocaust the logical conclusion of the author’s analogy then suggests that the Obama administration has plans to

round up, intern in camps and ultimately murder all conservative and tea party members just as the Nazis did to Jewish, Roma, socialist, communists and the disabled. If not the analogy is way off base and simply not helpful – in fact it is reckless. Moreover, what is more telling is the response that the author seems to stress in light of the apparent government takeover – instead of responding in a democratic fashion to government overreaching and error – pushing for legislation, electing new officials and the like, his solution, like the Nazis, is to pick up a gun. Timothy Sakelos is a resident of Mariemont.

Who makes a difference? Tell us! Quite frankly, the Difference Maker Awards event is one the best events that I have ever been associated with because of the amazing actions and work of our nominees and honorees. From the inaugural Difference Maker Award in 2008 in celebration of Duke Energy Children’s Museum’s 10th year at Union Terminal, the annual event has given us a platform to both identify and honor the unsung heroes in our community who do such wonderful work to positively affect the lives of children. In the first five years of the Difference Maker Awards we have recognized more than 150 amazing nominees and honored 25 individuals and organi-

zations whose incredible work, dedication and service to make a difference in the lives of children. Their stories and Peter commitment Horton COMMUNITY PRESS completely overwhelm GUEST COLUMNIST your heart. Each year, our event has grown in size and stature with more than 52 nominees recognized in 2012. Last year also was the first time that I brought my children to the event (two boys, ages 5 and 10). Within a two-hour span my boys learned more about the

incredible kindness and goodwill of people in our community than I have ever been able to share with them. I know they’re not the only ones leaving inspired! I am excited to chair the event again this year, along with my co-chairs Alison Bushman and Lamont Taylor, because we share Cincinnati Museum Center and Duke Energy Children’s Museum’s focus to truly honor those who serve in such an inspiring role in the lives of our children in Cincinnati. We need your help in recognizing and celebrating those who make a difference. Nominate someone you know today at Nominations are now being accept-

ed and are due by July 1. Save the date for the most inspiring event on Nov. 7! Peter Horton is an Anderson Town-

ship resident, Duke Energy Children’s Museum Advisory Board member and Difference Maker chairman.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question “Do you think Congress should approve the bill that would allow the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, while also providing significant new investments in border security? Why or why not?

“NO!!! And, that is a bogus number, the actual number is about three times that large. US citizens first! Illegal aliens later, much later!”


“Before I even consider the question, I have to wonder ... how on earth did 11 million illegals get into this country? ELEVEN MILLION? “If the government has done such a poor job of securing our borders one has to wonder how they will implement ANY laws to correct this. “My true opinion is that we should deport every one of them and allow them to apply for admission to this country like they should have done in the first place. But since that will never happen, I guess the next best thing is to allow them to apply and then weed out the criminals and send those people back to where they came from, no excuses. “What’s sad is that immigrants are the backbone of this country. Every one of us were immigrants, whether this generation or somewhere long

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ago. However, my ancestors applied and waited their turn, and so should everyone else. “This open door policy has put this country in grave danger.”


“Absolutely not! To reward criminals by waiving punishment and granting them amnesty is totally wrong. “It’s especially unfair to the many people who have followed the rules and have applied for and are waiting for citizenship. The citizenship process should strengthen the U.S. by allowing qualified and desirable immigrants citizenship and not reward illegal aliens who broke the law by sneaking into and hiding in the country. “The first step of any immigration policy should be to secure the borders.”


“Nope. Illegal (not the politically correct word “unauthorized”) means just that ... ille-



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gal. “Those who break the law should be punished like anyone else. They should be forced to go back home, but could be offered the opportunity to come back in a legal manner later. “Border security should be a priority. Not only do many of these folks become a drain on legal taxpayers in the form of free medical, welfare and Social Security payments, but many of them will enter the U.S. just to have their babies here so that they can collect funds from highly taxed Americans. “I know for a fact that my disabled veteran son gets about one-third of what these people can receive just for giving birth within our borders. Even legal visitors can get this money simply for having their babies while they are here. “Giveaways to non-citizens need to stop. We can no longer afford to pay out this kind of money when our injured soldiers are suffering and legal citizens are struggling to put food on their tables.”


“This nation is populated almost exclusively by immigrants. In the short run, we should address the problem effectively, and the proposed legislation sounds like a step in the right direction. “But in the long run, the

United States must learn more about assisting the economies of nations which are the source of disproportionate numbers of immigrants, and we must work harder to overcome the forces within our borders and beyond which oppose population education and control. “Otherwise this is a rearguard action with no hope of success.”

“The Republicans do not have the will to do the hard work required to properly secure the border. “I have no problem with a pathway to LEGAL RESIDENCY, but citizenship for people who obviously don’t respect our laws should not be available. After 20 years of legal residency, paying taxes and following our laws, they could then apply for citizenship.”

“No, I don’t think Congress should allow 11 million ILLEGAL ALIENS to apply for citizenship. “My wife is an immigrant and this “amnesty” is a slap in the face to her and anyone else that’s gone through the legal immigration process.”

“We should always welcome immigrants; it’s one of the unwritten principles we were founded upon that people come here from other lands. “All of us come from somewhere else unless we’re Native American. Borders only need to be watched more closely because of Mexican drug cartels infiltrating. “A lot of the rest of the bluster about border security is paranoia, especially in Arizona.”



“If the Republicans fall for this they will never occupy the White House again. “Obama’s vision of the U.S. becoming a western European socialist state will become a reality. The Democrats look upon our friends from south of the border as 11 million Democrat votes with absolutely no concern for the impact on medical and social services here in the U.S. “Furthermore, the border will never be secured. The Democrats do not want a secure border; they would be happy with an open border.

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“I don’t like the idea of our government considering citizenship applications filed by applicants who are already here, illegally – especially 11 million of them! “And I believe the president and Congress will utterly fail, as they have so many times before, to secure our southern border.

Eastern Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Work has begun on a pedestrian bridge over the north lake at the Grand Valley Preserve. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Pedestrian bridge work underway By Jeanne Houck

Work on a pedestrian bridge over the north lake at the Grand Valley Preserve in Camp Dennison has begun and is expected to wrap up in mid-July, weather permitting. That’s according to George Kipp, Indian Hill project manager, who also said no boating on or fishing in the north lake will be allowed until the 50-foot-long span is done. Just over $72,000 has been donated for construction of the bridge, which is expected to cost about $100,000. “We are well on our way to financing the project,” Indian Hill Village Councilwoman Lindsay McLean said at the May 20 council meeting. Indian Hill owns the 390-acre Grand Valley Preserve off state Route 126.

Indian Hill Village Councilwoman Lindsay McLean says just over $72,000 has been donated for construction of a pedestrian bridge over the north lake at the Grand Valley Preserve. With her here are (from left) Councilman Daniel Feigelson, Mayor Mark Tullis and Vice Mayor Keith Rabenold. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Grand Valley Preserve, a former gravel excavation site, was bought by Indian Hill in 2002. The site has been the focus of a reclamation project to restore wildlife and the preserve’s

natural beauty. The pedestrian bridge under construction there is designed to link the West Overlook Trail on the east side of the north lake to trails to be built on the west side.

The village hired Necamp Construction Co. of Hamilton Township to build the bridge, saying Necamp presented the lowest of 10 bids for the project. Only residential customers of

the Indian Hill Water Works are allowed to enjoy the Grand Valley Preserve. The customers include all residents of Indian Hill, Camp Dennison and Terrace Park, about half the residents of Madeira and some residents of Columbia and Symmes townships, Milford and Montgomery. While Indian Hill Water Works customers may use the preserve for free, they need an access card to open the entrance gate. The cards are available at the Indian Hill administration building at 6525 Drake Road, which generally is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more about your community,visit Get regular Indian Hill updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Dinner raises $141K for nurse group

The 14th Annual Caring Award Dinner and Celebration recently took place at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Downtown Cincinnati helping to raise more than $141,000 for the Visiting Nurse Association, and providing much-needed home health and personal care services for people in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who cannot afford to pay. Awards are presented at the annual dinner to an organization and individuals who impact the lives and health of our community through their outcomes and quality of care. This year’s honorees are Dr. John and Susan Tew, who re-

ceived the VNA Today Award; and Dr. Doug Smucker, who received the VNA Heart and Hands Award. ProScan Imaging and Dr. Stephen and Penny Pomeranz received the VNA Outstanding Community Healthcare Partner Award. VNA Nurse Brandi Kramer received the VNA Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Award. Jack Hyde received the firstever VNA Spirit of Hope Award. The Caring Award Celebration is the VNA's largest fundraising event. Through the community's generous support, the VNA is able to provide health

Friends of the VNA Chris and Gary Copelin, Kay French and Sharon Keefer enjoy the 2013 Caring Awards. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER

and personal care services to those in need throughout our area. Last year alone the VNA provided 104,986 visits worth over $1,200,000 in charity care services. Proceeds from the annual Caring Award event help provide these vital health care services to community members in need.

Caring Awards Planning Committee members Dr. Cora Ogle, Marlene Johnson, and Louise Stakelin enjoy the 2013 Caring Awards. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER



by Anderson Township Park District. Through Aug. 6. 3884513. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Exhibit dedicated to tradition of ceramic tiles. Features more than 1,000 dynamic ceramic tiles. Hand-built, carved, pressed, stamped, molded and one-of-akind tiles on view. Free. 3213750; O’Bryonville. Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Work by local artists working in all types of water media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, tube acrylics, fluid acrylics, water soluble inks, casein and egg tempera. Free. Through June 30. 272-3700; Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Experimental photographs, tapestries and drawings by Diana Duncan Holmes and Wendy Collin. Set in a collaborative work focusing on exploration of time and consciousness through iterations of clouds and other atmospheric elements. Free. Through June 29. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Works by artists and brothers Chuck and Mark Marshall. Showcase of Chuck’s oil paintings and Mark’s photography. View exhibit on Sundays by appointment. Free. Through June 22. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Feature more than 30 dramatic new images. Through June 23. 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 6-8:30 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Father John Misty, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Folk singer, guitarist, drummer, and songwriter. $19.64. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

Summer Camps - Arts The Cincinnati Soap Box Derby is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 5081 Madison Road, Madisonville. Ages 7 to 17 build cars and race downhill powered only by gravity at speeds reaching up to 30 miles per hour. The race is free for spectators. Call 885-1373, or visit THANKS TO DOUG NEWBERRY Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Newtown. Do-It-Yourself Workshop: Bath Safety, 10-11:30 a.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Understand features and benefits of individual bathroom safety items and learn to install safety grab bar on tile and drywall surface. Free. 6881654. Beechmont.

Sarah Dessen, 7 p.m., JosephBeth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “The Moon and More.” Ages 12 and up. Free. 396-8960; Norwood.

Literary - Bookstores Amazing Amy’s Junior Writing Club, 4-4:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing skill development and encouraging budding imaginations to bloom. Ages 4-7. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Big Band Monday Night Big Band, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Brad Paisley, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Chris Young and Lee Brice. Rain or shine.$99 four-pack lawn; $63.75 pit; $63.75, $43.75 reserved pavilion; $28.50 lawn. Plus fees. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.

more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment and seasonal events for children. Family friendly. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

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Literary - Signings

Joint Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

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Health / Wellness

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Sept. 30. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville.

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TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Group Health Anderson, 7810 Five Mile Road, Digital screening mammography. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6777; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. Through Nov. 1. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Exercise Classes


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Art Exhibits

Farmers Market

artTILE 2013, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville. Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural

Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and locally grown vegetables, plants, homemade products, bakery goods, organic meats, food trucks, fair trade coffee and

required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Smokey Robinson, vocalist. John Morris Russell, conductor. Rain or Shine. Gates open 6:30 p.m. $20 and up, free ages 12 and under sitting on lawn. Presented by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 381-3300; Anderson Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Recreation Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 5081 Madison Road, Youth gravity-racing event. Ages 7-17 build cars and race downhill powered only by gravity at speeds reaching up to 30 miles-per-hour. Free for spectators. Presented by Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. 885-1373; Madisonville.

Runs / Walks Relay for Life of Hyde ParkOakley, 3 p.m., Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Walk concludes at 9 a.m. Sunday. Teams of people walk track to raise money for cancer. Benefits American Cancer Society. Free, donations accepted. Presented by American Cancer Society - Cincinnati. 888-227-6446, ext. 4223; Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Art Exhibits artTILE 2013, Noon-5 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Auditions Barefoot in the Park, 4 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Those auditioning should bring an updated theatre resume. Head shots are helpful, but not required. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through June 10. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; Newtown.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Art Exhibits Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Auditions Barefoot in the Park, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Religious - Community Vacation Bible School, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Mount Washington Baptist Church, 2021 Sutton Ave., Activities customized for age 3 (toilet-trained) to those recently completing grade 6. Monday-Friday. Free. Registration recommended. 231-4445. Mount Washington.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Art Exhibits

Academic Enrichment Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 6320 Chandler St., Campers extend their academic learning. Ages 6-12. $50 per week; pay as you go. Registration required. Presented by The Orator Academy. 794-9886; Madisonville.

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

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Drawing Lessons Camp, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Learn how to make things look 3-D and in proportion, how to draw in perspective, how to draw people and experiment with different drawing materials. Monday-Friday. $165. Registration required. 406-4009; Oakley. Zoo Animals in Clay, 1:30-4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Art Workshop. Create animals out of clay. Live animals visit from Cincinnati Zoo. Use clay extruder, slab roller and other materials to make our own special zoo, circus or jungle using real or imaginary animal shapes and environments. Monday-Friday. $165. Registration required. Presented by The Art Workshop. 406-4009; Oakley.

From Fuzzy to Focused: What Strategy Is, Does and Means for Your Organization, 8:3011:30 a.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road, Rookwood Tower, fifth floor. Interactive discussions on strategy and strategic planning through real-life examples. Learn what focus on strategy can mean for your organization’s results and begin developing strategy. For non-profit representatives. $35, $25 members. Registration required. Presented by ReSource - Cincinnati. 554-4944; Norwood.

Summer Camps Academic

Summer Camps Miscellaneous Camp CRC: Summer Day Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., No camp July 4. Through Aug. 16. All nine field trips included. Multiple-child discount available for purchase. Dress for weather. $1,050 or $105 per week. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Recreation Commission. 352-4000; Oakley.

Summer Camps - Sports Down on the Farm Kidsports Camp Session 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Monday-Friday. Field trip and special guest every week. This week: Trip to Sunrock Farm and visit from Mr. Cowpie. Ages 3-12. Reservations required. 527-4000; Fairfax.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Art Exhibits

Amazing Amy’s Writing Club, 4-5 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing creativity, skill development and fun. Themes change weekly. Ages 8-12. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Contemporary Masters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Tyler Shields: Suspense, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Literary - Story Times

Community Dance

Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ms. Kelli. Listen to book and participate in an art-making activity with your child. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations

Junior High Park Parties, 8-10 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Music and giveaways. Must have school or Park District ID to attend. For children entering grades 7-9. $5, IDs are additional $5. Presented

Literary - Bookstores

School of Glass Summer: Jewelry with Glass Decals, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Also June 12. Learn craft of encasing vintage glass decals to create variety of glass jewelry pieces. Ages 12-18. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Dining Events Grilled Cheese Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring extras for picnic. Hot dogs and activities for children also available. Children’s entertainment at 10 a.m. $1 sandwich, additional items vary. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Are You Overwhelmed from Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s, 6:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Upper Lounge. With Dr. Verna Carson, nationally acclaimed speaker and developer of “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisper.” Learn how to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, bathing, repetition and more. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Rockin’ Rockets by Mad Science, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Amphitheater. Children’s entertainment followed by lunch in park at Grilled Cheese Wednesdays. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelvestep fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.



Rita shares Taste of Cincinnati recipes

Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. (Why three times? Because my mom said so!). Leave about a 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and wheat is tender. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix vegetables: Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice to taste.

South-of-the-border cinnamon sugar sprinkle For the reader who had pine nut sugar cookies in Santa Fe, topped with a sugar, cinnamon and cocoa mixture. “I can’t forget the haunting flavor of the topping and want to make some cookies,” she said. Mix together 1 cup granulated sugar 1 generous tablespoon of cinnamon 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

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Rita’s family tabouleh recipe is chock full of fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Tip from Rita’s Kitchen

Mashed potato cakes with garlic

Be sure and buy cracked wheat that also says “bulghur” on the label so that it reconstitutes in cool water easily. Jungle Jim’s sells several grinds. I like the No. 2 grind.

Boiling potatoes in their skins helps prevent sogginess. The egg holds potato mixture together.

Deb Goulding’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche Deb’s recipe is on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs.

1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled 3 tablespoons butter, softened plus extra for frying 1 teaspoon minced garlic or to taste (optional) Palmful chopped parsley (optional) Salt and pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Oil, about 1 tablespoon

Cover potatoes with cold water and cook until tender. Drain and cool just until they can be handled and peeled. While still warm, mash and stir in butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Then add egg, combining well. Form 1⁄2 cupfuls into four four-inch cakes. (If you want to chill for 30 minutes or so before or after forming patties, that is OK.). Add 3 tablespoons butter and oil to skillet over medium-low

AAA breaks ground in Fairfax Leaders from AAA and the village of Fairfax recently performed a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the newest addition to the growing business community in the Red Bank Corridor. Construction is set to begin for the new AAA Car Care, Insurance and Travel location at 3998 Red Bank Road, an expansion of the organization’s car care, insurance and travel operations. “AAA is known for providing world-class roadside assistance to stranded motorists, said Tom Wiedemann, President and Chief Operating Officer, AAA Allied Group. “We are excited that we will soon offer car care along with our traditional travel and insurance services to customers in Fairfax and the surrounding communities.” Bob Sumerel Tire & Service, a wholly owned subsidiary of AAA Allied Group will provide car maintenance, diagnostic and repair service at the new facility with discounts for AAA members. The new location will also house a special charging station to provide a convenient place for drivers to power up their electric vehicles. Officials stress that the focus on car care is an important element in AAA’s mission to improve traffic safety. “Automotive maintenance helps to reduce the risk for traffic accidents and breakdowns on the road,” said Craig Sumerel, President, Bob Sumerel Tire & Service. “It is important to our customers that we provide quality car care and help keep drivers safe.”

Carlos’ Restaurant’s chicken. Francine L. wants to make her husband a special birthday dinner, like the chicken dish from Carlos’ restaurant in Florence, now closed. He loved it so much that when they sat down, the waitress would automatically ask if he wanted Carlos chicken. “His heart is broken now that it’s closed.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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This is the time of year I pick wild grape leaves for scooping up tabouleh. You also can use leaf lettuce. This is a “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main or side dish, or stuffed into pita for a sandwich. I keep tweaking the recipe and here’s my latest. Tabouleh uses bulghur cracked wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and a good source of fiber). Every family has their

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Basic Corrections Academy graduation class No. 108 are, in back, from left, Travis A. Buckmeier, Harrison; Ryan M. Braun, St. Bernard; Timothy S. Roy, West Chester; Derek S. Bischoff, Harrison; Benjamin B. Sukys, Mariemont; Bryan B. Burger, Norwood; Justin D. Thompson, Miamitown; Frank E. Shuber, Eastgate; Joshua S. Noel, Mason; and John B. Perry, Kettering; in middle, Nicholas R. Pittsley, Milford; Alexander C. Kramer, Lawrensburg; Eric D. Wagner, Anderson; Travis P. Schimmel, Hyde Park; Chad J. McGuffey, Colerain; John A. Boyd, Hamilton; Kiya L. Denmark, Norwood; Joshua P. Holden, Batavia; Evamaria A. Alcala, Colerain; and Lieutenant Daniel Ems; and in front, Daniel B. Erwin, Springfield Twp; Katie N. Vossler, Reading; Kelly M. Rodseth, Middletown; Alison M. Duebber, Delhi; Aerial E. Bryson, Harrison; Jennifer K. Henson-Arlinghaus, Batavia; Jamelia B. Durham, Forest Park; Dominique S. Bates, Clifton; Shane C. Wiseman, Colerain; and Stefan G. Endicott, Mariemont. THANKS TO JIM KNAPP


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We’ve seen it for years, companies call and offer to come to your home and clean your carpets for a great price. But what you receive is not what you thought you were getting. So, before you sign up, there are several questions you need to ask. Maureen Cleary of Springfield Township received a call to clean her carpets from a firm she had used in the past, but which is now under new ownership. She agreed to have them clean, but they didn’t show up for the appointment. They didn’t show up until several days later. “They just called when they were in the driveway and said, ‘We’re here to clean the carpets.’ I said. ‘It’s Sunday.’ But I had enough time to have them clean the carpet. I thought I’d rather get it clean than have to reschedule,” Cleary said. It cost her $93 for the cleaning, which she paid by check. But, the next morning Cleary found problems. “The spots where the carpet is not dry, there are large brown spots in various places all around the carpet,” she said. Cleary called the com-

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Indian Hill drug dealer admits his guilt By Kimball Perry

Andrew Weber, the Indian Hill resident accused of selling mushrooms to a Mariemont High student just before the teen was struck by a car and killed, admitted his guilt Thursday. Weber, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs and two

counts of trafficking in marijuana, charges that carry a maximum prison sentence of 51⁄2 Weber years. Collin Barton, 16, was at a March 18, 2012, party where authorities say he got mushrooms from We-

ber. A coroner’s report noted Barton had psilocin, the hallucinogen found in certain mushroom varieties, and marijuana in his system. That likely impaired Collin, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said, who left the party and was walking in the 8600 block of Wooster Pike in Columbia Township when he was struck

by a car at about 5 a.m. Collin likely was walking in the street, prosecutors said. His body was found two days later over an embankment near the road. Weber was accused of selling Collin hallucinogenic mushrooms for $80 that night. He also was accused of selling mushrooms twice more to others who were working

with police. Weber’s case has taken so long partly because he spent time in a drug rehabilitation center after his arrest. Initially, Deters said the driver of the car that struck Collin – Adam Horvath, 24, of Milford – wouldn’t be charged in Collin’s death. But in October, Horvath was arrested and charged, ac-

cused of falling asleep behind the wheel of a 2002 Honda Civic on Wooster Pike. Horvath later was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 90 days of house arrest. Weber, who lives in a $1 million Indian Hill house, will be sentenced July 15 by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh.


Sada Hocker, 19, 2608 Slanton, theft, May 10. David Campbell, 25, 1734 Wyoming Ave., driving under suspension, May 11. Jesse Sunday, 29, 3829 Belmont, leaving scene, May 12. Chris Vining, 31, 4125 Summit Road, income tax violation, May 13. Caitlin Turner, 23, 7876 YMCA Road, theft, May 13. David Stephenson, 30, 1152 Jardin Place, driving under suspension, May 14. Reginald D. Allen Jr., 30, 4115 Oakwood Ave. No. 4, failure to comply with officer, driving under suspension, carrying concealed weapon, trafficking in drugs, May 14. Scott Winkler, 20, 2215 W. Garrison Lane, theft, criminal damage, May 15. Paul Fisher, 50, 5916 Ropes, driving under suspension, May 16. Shawn Cole, no age given, 4263 Eastern Ave., driving under suspension, May 16. Joseph Palacious, 22, 17 66th St., wrongful entrustment, May 16. Anna M. Maloney, 29, 5144 Montgomery Road, driving under suspension, May 16. Terrance Kershaw, 41, 601 Rockdale Ave., theft, May 17. Daniel L. Wedig, 35, 661 Stanley Ave., driving under suspension, May 18.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Amanda L. McLendon, born 1979, disorderly conduct, 3145 Linwood Ave., May 27. Ben Wells, born 1985, disorderly conduct, 2625 Handasyde Ave., May 25. Cleophus S. Walker, born 1956, assault, 5266 Duck Creek Road, May 19. Courtney Miller, born 1992, murder, 5832 Bramble Ave., May 25. Dominique D. Green, born 1992, trafficking, 4300 Normandy Ave., May 20. Dominique D. Green, born 1992, trafficking, 5319 Ravenna St., May 20. Joel B. Farmer, born 1988, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., May 19. Keith Smith, born 1991, misdemeanor drug possession, trafficking, 6200 Desmond St., May 24. Lavonne Palmer, born 1976, theft $300 to $5,000, 4611 Ridge Ave., May 23. Nicholas P. Stickrod, born 1954, theft, 4825 Marburg Ave., May 22. Parish Baker, born 1992, assault, 4716 Simpson Ave., May 22. Parisian Boggan, born 1993, misuse of credit card, 3295 Erie Ave., May 17. Samantha Giuliana Gheorghiu, born 1990, felony larceny theft, 2843 Losantiville Terrace, May

18. Yahezequiel Zachariah Walker, born 1992, theft over $5000, 3384 Erie Ave., May 22.


Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary 4602 Simpson Ave., May 19. Aggravated robbery 5363 Stewart Ave., May 18. 3088 Madison Road, May 20. Assault 5822 Madison Road, May 23. Breaking and entering 4027 Allston St., May 23. Burglary 4499 Eastern Ave., May 20. 5708 Adelphi St., May 19. 3077 Spencerhill Lane, May 23. 3458 Kleybolte Ave., May 17. 3462 Kleybolte Ave., May 18. 3521 Kroger Ave., May 19. 4042 Paxton Ave., May 22. 5491 Glengate Lane, May 19. Criminal damaging/endangering 2906 Portsmouth Ave., May 19. 5050 Madison Road, May 23. 5337 Charloe St., May 20. 3461 Arnold St., May 20. Felonious assault 2614 Hackberry St., May 18. Kidnapping 02 Simpson Ave., May 19. Menacing 3161 Madison Road, May 17. 5945 Montgomery Road, May 20. Misuse of a credit card 1028 Delta Ave., May 20. 4630 Ridge Road, May 23. Robbery 3880 Paxton Ave., May 22.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, 979-4440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Steve M. Kelly, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. 5820 Lester Road, May 23. Taking the identity of another 3525 Brookwood Meadow Ave., May 20. 6460 Kincaid Lane, May 21. Theft 4439 Eastern Ave., May 22. 2023 Edgecliff Point, May 17. 2210 Victory Pkwy., May 18. 2329 Salutaris Ave., May 20. 2344 Ashland Ave., May 17. 1322 Edwards Road, May 24. 2152 Grandin Road, May 22. 2569 Villa Lane, May 23. 2726 Erie Ave., May 22. 2727 Walsh Road, May 24. 2825 Linwood Ave., May 22. 2990 Observatory Ave., May 17. 3522 Zumstein Ave., May 24. 5326 Ravenna St., May 21. 6008 Dahlgren St., May 23. 1028 Delta Ave., May 20. 1203 Herschel Ave., May 22. 3077 Spencerhill Lane, May 23.

3576 Kroger Ave., May 24. 3608 Kroger Ave., May 24. 2781 Minot Ave., May 19. 2830 Madison Road, May 20. 3059 Madison Road, May 23. 3329 Cardiff Ave., May 21. 3500 Madison Road, May 17. 3627 Madison Road, May 22. 3628 Madison Road, May 23. 3806 Paxton Ave., May 21. 3859 Hyde Park Ave., May 22. 4125 34th Ave., May 21. 4700 Marburg Ave., May 20. 4825 Marburg Ave., May 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., May 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., May 22. 2234 Langdon Farm Road, May 22. 3190 Woodford Road, May 17. 3190 Woodford Road, May 21. 5585 Ridge Ave., May 20. 6210 Ridge Ave., May 20. 6239 Cortelyou Ave., May 24.

Arrests/citations Donny Eans, 49, 7135 East Lawn, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, May 16. Curtis Malarosh, 29, 11558 Galland Court, drug possession at 3000 Losantaville Ave., May 14. Anthony Kopin, 24, 2543 Vera Ave., assault at 5234 Ridge Ave., May 18.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 6818 Grace, May 18. Criminal damaging Turn signal damaged at 6535 Stewart, May 15. Plants damaged at 5708 Maphet Street, May 18.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Harry Hutchinson, 30, 2534 Herold Road, criminal tools, criminal damage, May 9. Kandice Crockett, 27, 309 S. Wayne St., unauthorized tags, driving under suspension, May 9. Ashawntay Collins, 24, 2718 Queen City, driving under suspension, May 9. Randy Rawls, 27, 2152 Lincoln St., failure to reinstate, May 10. Preston Phelps, 27, 5315 Chapman, driving under suspension, May 10. Selen Phelps, 51, 5315 Chapman, wrongful entrustment, May 10.

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2025 Freeland Ave.: Obryonville Properties LLC to Chrisman John Christopher; $27,500. 2324 Madison Road: Fox Betty J. to Ratner Rebecca; $101,655. 3538 Michigan Ave.: Homlar J. Richard Tr & Barbara W. Homlar to Vollbracht John; $292,100. 3636 Besuden Court: Mclaughlin Irma D. to Probasco Holdings LLC; $140,000.


5055 Shattuc Ave.: Karp Katherine Y. to Federal National Mortgage; $125,000.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


4508 Homer Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Meranda Marcia; $44,500. 4718 Winona Terrace: Turner Elbron & Diane to Hsbc Mortgage Services In; $32,000. 5330 Ravenna St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Nlm Properties LLC; $19,500.

6413 Bramble Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ats Properties LLC; $14,900. 6618 Windward Ave.: Hale Janet A. to Wetterer Andrew L.; $60,000.


3901 West St.: Nap Emery Park LLC to Domis Daniel C.; $375,000.

6606 Miami Bluff Drive: Brown William A. & Deborah L. to Black William H.; $635,000. 6935 Mount Vernon Ave.: Martin Gregory & Mary Courtney Byrne to Jain Amit J. &; $765,785.


1136 Paxton Ave.: Overberg Jeffrey W. to Brown Charles E. Jr. &; $300,000. 3243 Linwood Ave.: Isphording M. Julie Tr to Raber Jeffrey; $399,900. 3299 Linwood Ave.: Halpin Grace to Bucknut Properties LLC; $210,000.

600 Delta Ave.: Lin Michelle L. to Chini Adam T.; $168,000. 795 Delta Ave.: Gruber William to Five Star Strategic; $207,900.


4502 Camberwell Road: Kashuba Joel J. to National Residential Services Inc.; $142,250. 2847 Minot Ave.: Asap Properties LLC to Beelen Natasja; $220,000. Westfield Station LLC to Campbell Robert J.; $330,963. 2717 Hyde Park Ave.: Hilberg Elizabeth to Schroeder Sean M. &; $235,000. 2742 Willard Ave.: Lebling Daniel M. & Amy Olesnavich-Lebling to

Oriental Wok owner faces DUI charge By Jim Hannah

The bad news for restaurateur Mike Wong is he’s charged with drunken driving after he drove his Bentley 60 yards up railroad tracks in Fort Mitchell, Ky., after midnight May 15. The good news is a train stopped before slamming into the auto with the 75-year-old still behind the wheel. An alert Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer brought the train to a screeching halt as it rounded a curve after spotting the 2005 gray sedan sitting on the dark tracks. It was 12:45 a.m. May 15.

Police reports do not state how fast the train was moving – or how close it came to Wong striking the car – but the speed limit for trains in that area is 25 mph. Wong, founder of the Oriental Wok restaurants in Lakeside Park and Hyde Park, recently pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in Kenton District Court. His next court appearance is set for June 13. Wong, who has no prior drunken driving charges in Kentucky, denies being drunk.

“They thought I was drinking too much,” Wong said. “I’m drinking one drink from the restaurant, but that doesn’t mean crazy, crazy.” He said he got “confused” and mistook the tracks for a street while driving the “back roads” from the restaurant in Lakeside Park to his home in Villa Hills. Wong was north on Beechwood Road when he turned onto the tracks at a train crossing, according to police reports. He said his visibility was hampered by rain, but the police reports list weather conditions as “clear.” When asked if he was scared the train wasn’t going to stop in time, Wong

responded, “What train?” He said he had no recollection of a train and then referred all further questions to his attorney, Darrell Cox, who declined to comment. Wong failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, according to the police report. That refusal led to his license being suspended while the charge is pending. A Fort Mitchell police officer wrote that Wong smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet. He is free on no bond after spending nine hours at the Kenton County jail. The average freight train traveling at 25 mph

takes more than a halfmile to stop after the engineer fully applies the emergency brake, a Norfolk Southern official said. The train was allowed to continue with grain bound for Georgia.

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Incidents/investigations Theft Merchandise taken from Walmart; $598 at 4000 Red Bank, May 12. $3,000 taken at 5841 Murray Ave., May 16. Bottles of cologne taken from Walmart; $182 at 4000 Red Bank, May 17. DVDs taken from Walmart; $155 at 4000 Red Bank, May 17.

MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Johnny Corey, 53, 320 E. Main St., drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 13. Jerry Johnson, 47, 6929 Windward, drug possession, May 13.

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Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

REQUEST FOR BIDS Danamont, LLC is requesting bids on the following bid categories for the University Station Development: BC-001 Testing and Inspections BC-002 Site Clearing, Demolition, Earthwork, and Site Utilities Bidders shall deliver sealed bids to Danamont, LLC, Attn: Bid Package "C", 2495 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237, no later than 10:00 a.m. local time on June 21, 2013. Contractors or suppliers may view bid documents at 2495 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237. Copies of the bid documents are available by contacting Greg Morgan at (513) 615-4863. Each bidder shall include a bid guaranty and contract bond in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 153.54. Bid security in bond form shall be issued by a surety company or corporation licensed in the State of Ohio in the full amount of one hundred (100%) of bid amount. Ohio Prevailing Wage requirements (see generally, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4115) will apply to this project. 1763257

$293.00 $0.00 $0.00 $293.00 Customer: TODD AUBERGER 4025 PAXTON AVE CINCINATTI OH, 45209 _____ $426.15 $0.00 $0.00 $426.15 Customer: AMANDA CLOKE 104 MARTIN ST ST. BERNARD OH, 45217 3/1/2013 8 2 $207.80 $0.00 $0.00 $207.80 Customer: FRED BYERS 400 W 9TH ST CINCINATTI OH, 45203 12/1/2012 $271.70 $0.00 $0.00 $271.70 Customer: LONNIE GOSHA 7893 CLOVERNOOK AVE CINCINNATI OH, 45231 Ideal Trimming Business Owner Name: Binii 6240 Montgomery Road Cincinnati Ohio 45237 $1178.32 6-07-2013 STORAGE AUCTION LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on June 7th at 12:00PM at the ADD SPACE Storage facility located at: 4932 Marburg Cincinnati Ohio 45209 513-681-9700 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances.

Blanford Brittany M.; $210,500. 3344 Sterling Way: Arling Jayson B. & Courtney Jane Carey to Arling Stephanie; $184,000. 3374 Wasson Road: Westfield Station LLC to Roller Stephanie L.; $299,000. 3434 Sherel Circle: Robertshaw Daniel F. to Livingston Robert R.; $217,500. 4219 Eileen Drive: Graves Kevin & Heidi M. to Mayo John David; $224,900.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday 6/17/13 at 1PM 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45209 513-631-0290 Yoel Yisrael 4306 Millsbrae Ave Cincinnati, OH 45209 furniture, boxes, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip. Barbara Williamson 1398 St Rt 321 Sardina, OH 45171 household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip. Sylvia Kennedy 6451 Beechwood Ter. Cinti, OH 45230 household goods, furniture, boxes Kenneth Davenport 4804 S Raeburn Drive Cincinnati, OH 45223 household goods, boxes, tools, personal items William Digiovanni 3218 W 8th Street Cincinnati, OH 45205 household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, tools, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip. 1762370





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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking for help in bringing relief to the residents of Moore, Okla., following the devastation of the recent tornado. St. Vincent de Paul is asking for financial donations to directly support those local volunteers living in the affected area in their efforts. St. Vincent de Paul is also collecting personal care items and toiletries, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, blankets and baby care products. The group is partnering with

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on the ground in the affected area. “Our prayers go out to the victims of the storm,” said Liz Carter, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. “We are always grateful for the giving spirit of our own community. We encourage everyone to support the relief efforts through prayers and through giving.” For more information on St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati’s relief efforts contact Eric Young, community relations manager, at 614-1943.

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Greg Calhoun, of Oakley, and Tina Doyle, of Hyde Park, were both recently promoted to assistant vice president by the Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors. Calhoun is a relationship manager. He started his career with the bank in 2008 and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University. Doyle is a financial audit manager. She joined the bank in 2002 and graduated from Northern Kentucky University, where she studied business administration. Doyle volunteers with the Cincinnati Pit Crew.

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati recently conducted its 117th annual meeting –Cincinnati 2020 LIVE – at the Mayerson JCC. Attendees payed tribute to agencies’ and congregations’ achievements in the past year and honored community’s volunteers and professionals who are making Cincinnati 2020 a reality. They were also the first to hear about a generous gift to the Jewish Federation, which will fund a new Cincinnati 2020 initiative that focuses on encouraging young adults to move to and stay in Cincinnati. Cincinnati 2020 brings the Jewish community together to develop a vision for the future of Cin-

cinnati in the year 2020 as a model community that attracts, retains and meaningfully engages individuals and families with its breadth and quality of Jewish life. It continues to encourage communitywide collaboration to create the programs and projects necessary to achieve that vision. Annual meeting attendees learned about the concrete progress that has been made so far and got a preview of future projects. The annual meeting also celebrated the local Jewish organizations and congregations with the premiere of a video highlighting the achievements of the past year, and showcased the programs that have reached

the entire community. “We are proud of what our organizations and congregations have accomplished in the last year—and of the good they do every day,” said Federation CEO Shep Englander. “We want to honor them for their integral role in building our vibrant community.” In addition, 36 volunteers from throughout the community, having been nominated by their agencies, organizations and congregations, were honored at the meeting for their dedication and hard work. Another focus of the meeting was to celebrate the work of volunteers and professionals from throughout the Jewish community. The Robert V. Gold-

stein Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Beth Guttman of Indian Hill, past president of the Jewish Federation and current Federation and Jewish Foundation board member. The Goldstein Award is given to the individual who best exemplifies a lifelong commitment of lay leadership to the Jewish community, who has a history of broad and dedicated service to the Jewish Federation as well as other organizations or congregations; and who sets an example of leadership for others to follow. Additionally, the Jewish Federation payed tribute to two premier communal professionals. Danielle V. Minson, of Hyde Park, the Federa-

tion’s Chief Development Officer, received the Harris K. & Alice F. Weston Senior “Avodah” Award, given to professionals with 10 or more years of experience in their field. Sarah Ganson, program and engagement associate at Cincinnati Hillel, received the Weston Junior “Avodah” Award, given to professionals with five or fewer years of experience. New or re-elected board members for the 2013–2014 year – Dr. David Bernstein, Nina Croog, Mike Dattner, Suzette Fisher, Cindy Guttman, Ronnen Isakov, Tovah Kirschner, Michelle Rothzeid, Scott Samuelson and Mark Sass – were officially nominated and voted into office.

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