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Oakley Council asks board president to apologize By Forrest Sellers email@example.com
OAKLEY — The Oakley Community Council asked for an apology from the board president during its June 3 meeting. The request stemmed from what some members consider inappropriate behavior by President Craig Rozen regarding a dispute over a vacant board seat on council. Some of the board members contend that Rozen ignored previous meeting minutes indicating that candidate Mark Rogers had been vetted for the position. During the May meeting, Rozen said applications would continue to be accepted for the seat vacated by Tom Frey. Local attorney Evan Nolan was eventually appointed to fill the seat. Additionally, some members contend Rozen made several false accusations toward Vice President Dave Schaff and recording secretary Jeanne Savona. Oakley resident Diane Rupp made a motion “to censure” Rozen, who would not be permitted to speak during the rest of the meeting and whose responsibilities would then be taken over by Schaff. The motion called for Rozen to write a formal apology to both Schaff and Savona. A vote by council was 18 to 2 in favor of censuring Rozen. Rozen issued a public and written apology. However, Rozen eventually left the meeting after some called into question the sincerity of the apology. “(I) feel people have hijacked the process with a personal agenda,” Rozen said. “There has been a lot of bullying, animosity and hatred. “This is a personal attack.” A number of residents including Rupp and Rogers expressed frustration.
The garden of Madisonville resident Gary Dick will be featured in this year's Madisonville Garden Tour June 22. The garden, which is located at Arnsby Place, was the recipient of an award for curbside appeal last year.FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Oakley resident Diane Rupp made a motion during the June Oakley Community Council meeting to censure board President Craig Rozen for false accusations. The board president called the motion a personal attack.FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
“We can sit here all night and play these games,” Rogers said at one point. Board member Jason Wilcoxon said the dispute, which dominated a significant portion of the meeting, was “getting absurd.” “You’re behaving like a bunch of fourth-graders,” he said. “Demanding an apology is out of line.” Schaff, who ended up presiding over the meeting after Rozen left, said council should be focused on other matters. “We need to move though this,” he said, adding that the Oakley council needs to address financial and zoning decisions being made by the Cincinnati City Council. “All of this will be for naught if we don’t work collectively,” he said. Savona, though, said the exchange, which at times was quite heated, was “democracy.” This wasn’t pretty, but it was right, she said. How this matter will ultimately be resolved remains to be seen. The Oakley Community Council is not scheduled to meet again until August.
Tour showcases eye-catching gardens of Madisonville By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org
MADISONVILLE — See what’s in bloom in Madisonville during an upcoming garden tour. The Madisonville Beautification Committee will sponsor a garden tour from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at various homes in Madisonville. A map will be provided for the self-guided tour, which will feature seven area homes as well as the garden at the Lighthouse School. “I like to call them the ‘secret gardens,’” said Gary Dick, one of this year’s participants. “The tour allows people to see the beauty of gardens in Madisonville that they might otherwise miss.” Dick’s garden was the recipient of a “curb appeal” award last year. “I take great pleasure in gardening,” he said. “I like having my hands in the soil.” His garden features more than 40 different varieties of plants. Dick said he especially likes perennials. “They are like old friends who come to visit year after year,” he said.
The garden of Madisonville resident Gary Dick will be featured as part of the annual Madisonville Garden Tour Sunday, June 22. Dick said the tour allows people to see "the beauty" of Madisonville.FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
The tour was started by the Madisonville Garden Club more than a decade ago. It has been coordinated by the Madisonville Beautification Committee during the last few years. “When (people) see these gardens, it opens their eyes to what we have,” said Marcia Perez Richardson, a member of the Beautification Committee who helps organize the tour. Tickets are $10 and will be
available the day of the tour at the pocket park at Madison Road and Whetsel Avenue. Tickets can also be picked up in advance at the French Rendezvous, 6124 Madison Road. Proceeds raised from the tour go toward beautification efforts in the community. Following the tour, refreshments will be served at the Madisonville Arts and Cultural Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave.
Man shot and killed in Madisonville By Adam Kiefaber email@example.com
Oakley Community Council board President Craig Rozen, right, prepares a written apology, which he was requested to submit following a motion during council's June meeting. The matter, though, remains unresolved since some considered the apology insincere.FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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Police are seeking two suspects they believe were involved in a fatal shooting May 31. Joshua Gassett, 24, was found in the driver’s seat of a car on the 6500 block of Desmond Street. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. Around 2:40 p.m. that Saturday, police responded to a re-
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port of multiple gun shots fired. “Responding officers located a vehicle with a gentleman inGassett side,” Cincinnati Police District 2 Capt. Jeff Butler said. “Fire department responded. It was apparent that it was a gunshot wound and the victim in the car was de-
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ceased.” Butler gave a limited description of the suspects. “We conducted a police K-9 track. The suspects ran into the woods onto the railroad tracks, but we have no apprehension at this time,” Butler said. While police were investigating the scene, neighbors, friends and family of the victim crowded the street. Many of the people near the scene See SHOOTING , Page A2
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Changes coming to Anderson-Downtown bus service By Lisa Wakeland firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus riders who use the Anderson Township parkand-ride on Beechmont Avenue must alter their commuting plans. Metro plans to eliminate this stop when it switches service for Route 75X. This express route, which connects Anderson Township to downtown Cincinnati, will instead pick up riders at the Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. “Last year Route 24 was modified and we have been working with (Metro) for almost two years on Route 75,” said Steve
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Metro plans to eliminate this stop at the park-and-ride on Beechmont Avenue and several others when it switches service for Route 75X, an express route that connects Anderson Township to downtown Cincinnati. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Sievers, an assistant township administrator Steve Sievers said. “As of June 2, that park-and-ride will go away, which will provide greater flexibility for that site.” The park-and-ride is on the township’s operations campus, 7954 Beechmont Ave., which also houses several departments, the Senior Center and community recycling. Anderson Township is planning improvements to that site,
which will be completed this year. Anderson Township resident Jennie Kopf, who uses the express route every day, isn’t thrilled with the changes. She lives off Eight Mile Road and uses the bus to get to work downtown. “They’re going to make me drive further to catch the bus,” she said. “I’ve taken the 30X before, but there are too many stops and ... I get downtown a
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half-hour later.” Kopf said it’s more inconvenient for her and other riders who live in the eastern part of Anderson Township or Clermont County to drive all the way through the township to another park-and-ride. She also has concerns about whether the Anderson Center Station has enough parking for the additional riders, but township officials have said there is enough to accom-
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were crying and yelling. “The area has been relatively quiet for the last year or so. We have had a lot of (community) efforts going on,” Butler said. “This will be, I believe, the first homicide in six months in the area.” Butler said if anyone knows anything about this incident, they should call Crime Stoppers at 513352-3040 or call 911. The victim is the 31st homicide of the year so far in Cincinnati, according to the homicide unit.
Members of the Cincinnati Police Department block the scene where a man was killed after being shot multiple times in the 6500 block of Desmond Street in Madisonville May 31. Cincinnati Police are searching for two suspects they believe were involved.CARA OWSLEY/THE ENQUIRER
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The Mariemont City Schools Board of Education meeting has been changed to 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, in the Board offices, 2 War-
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Mariemont Council has approved installing more stop signs in the village and new no parking zone. Stop signs will be installed on the northbound and southbound side of Pleasant Street at Fieldhouse Way and on the eastbound and westbound side of Center Street at Mt. Vernon Avenue. Council also agreed to extend the no parking zone on Indianview Avenue, south of Wooster Pike. “No Parking” signs will be installed on the east side of the road, and the yellow “no parking” line on the west side of the street will be extended four feet north. Council passed the stop sign ordinance May 27 and is expected to pass the “no parking” ordinance at the July 14 meeting.
New tenants at Red Bank Village
Three companies have committed to lease office space at Neyer Properties’ Red Bank Village property in Fairfax: Thermal Tech Engineering, Gilman Partners and State Auto. The leases bring the site’s occupancy rate to 80 percent, four times higher than it was when the Evanston-based commercial real estate developer bought it in 2010.
Existing tenants include DaVita Dialysis, In Home Health and MBA Insurance. About 7,500 square feet remains available at the building.
Meeting schedule changes
Mariemont Council’s regular meeting schedule will change during the summer months. Council only meets once per month at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month: July 14 and Aug. 11. Meetings are in council chambers, 6907 Wooster Pike.
E-reader donations are needed
The Anderson Township Library Association is seeking donations of used, but still functioning, Nooks, Kindles, iPads and other electronic reading devices. Donations will be raffled off at future sales with the proceeds from the raffles going towards programs and resources at the Anderson and Mt. Washington branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. While donations of items, such as books, CDs and DVDs, can be left in the drop boxes at either branch, individuals wishing to donate electronic devices should give them to a librarian at the circulation desk. Donors will then receive a tax donation receipt.
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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS
St. Ursula seniors awarded with top honors at graduation
St. Ursula’s Class of 2014 graduated May 18 from Taft Theater.
St. Ursula Academy honored seniors who earned special honors at the graduation ceremony May 18 at The Taft Theatre. These honors for academic achievement or in memory of individuals who made essential and enduring contributions to the Academy, are awarded to students whose academic achievement, leadership, deep spirit of faith, and Christian service exemplify the quintessential qualities of a graduate of St. Ursula Academy. Their classmates nominate the recipients of the Awards of Honor, and a committee of faculty members makes the final selection.
» Gold Medal for Academic Achievement-Valedictorian: Emma Grace Siegel of Anderson Township. » Silver Medal for Academic Achievement-Salutatorian: Clare Viola Rahner of Mt. Washington. » St. Angela Merici Award: Clare Viola Rahner of Mt. Washington. This award is given to a student who exemplifies the qualities of confident leadership, a sense of compassion for others, a strong faith, and the ability to make positive change in her world. » Mother Fidelis Coleman Award: Catherine Mackenzie Corbin of Anderson Township.
This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated initiative and leadership in her school and in her community. » Mother Gertrude Creamer Award: Elizabeth Cecelia Klare of Colerain Township. This award recognizes a student who is highly respected by her fellow students and by the faculty for her leadership and service here at the Academy and in the community. » Sister Mary Carmel McLellan Award: Brittney Elaine Williams of Springfield Township. This award recognizes a student who exhibits the rig-
Evans Scholars Foundation Mark Twain described golf as “a good walk spoiled,” but that walk paid off for a group of 240 students who were awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college scholarship awarded to golf caddies from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Evans Scholars are chosen based on demonstrating a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. The scholarship is valued at more than $80,000 over four years. The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Ill., has administered the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. It is the nation’s largest scholarship program for golf caddies, providing full tuition and housing at leading universities across the country. Currently, 840 caddies are enrolled in colleges across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 9,800 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. Most recipi-
ents attend one of14 universities across the nation where the Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House. Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by more than 26,000 donors across the country, who are members of the WGA Par Club. Evans Scholars Alumni donate nearly $6 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA Tour Playoff events in the PGA Tour’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation. Visit www.wgaesf.org for more information. Scholarship winners from Southwest Ohio are: Samantha Asmah, attending Miami University from Walnut Hills High School, caddied at Kenwood Country Club; Anthony Bauer, Cleves, attending Ohio State University from Elder High School, caddied at Western Hills Country Club; Lamuel Bean, attending Miami University from Purcell Marian High School, caddied at Losantiville Country Club; Ruggiero DeLuca, attending Miami University from Roger Bacon High School, caddied at
Losantiville Country Club; Alan Hammann, attending Miami University from La Salle High School, caddied at Clovernook Country Club; Richard Johnson, attending Ohio State University from St. Xavier High School, caddied at Maketewah Country Club; Holden Kelley, attending Ohio State University from Elder High School, caddied at Western Hills Country Club; James Christopher Lee, attending Ohio State University from Summit Country Day School, caddied at Kenwood Country Club; Samuel Maciejewski, attending Ohio State University from Elder High School, caddied at Maketewah Country Club; Nicholas Mannix, attending Ohio State University from St. Xavier High School, Kenwood Country Club; Mikayla Randolph, attending Miami University from Archbishop McNicholas High School, caddied at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club; and Matthew Rowland, Amelia, attending Ohio State University from Amelia High School, caddied at Coldstream Country Club.
orous academic discipline, the initiative, and the leadership to forge new paths for women in the world. » Sister Mary Helen Sanker Award: Julia Emma Anhofer of West Chester Township. This award is given to a student who demonstrates strong academic achievement, a clear sense of values, and a concern and commitment to the needs of others which enriches the lives of all those around her. » Roberta Foley Award: Grace Isabel Mancini of Western Hills. This award honors a student who best exemplifies Foley’s academic ideals and
Christian courtesy. » Judith Thompson Olberding Award: Morgan Elizabeth Bernard of White Oak. » Deborah S. Pfetzing Award: Caroline Rose Perry of Anderson Township. This award recognizes a student whose writing achievements uphold the high standards of Pfetzing. » Mariann Lorenz School Spirit Award: Anna Claire Hopkins of Anderson Township. This award is given to a student exhibits a dedication to all the ideals of a St. Ursula education that will continue as a legacy for those who come after her.
Mariemont High School students Cohen Bailey, Michael Reber, Amanda Lewis and Mackenzie McNeil, with teacher Kevin Ferry, celebrate filling out perfect sheets at the National Latin Exam, ranking them among less than .6 percent of test-takers in the world to do so. A total 25 Mariemont students medaled, as Gold Summa Cum Laude or Silver Maxima Cum Laude. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK
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Seniors a big factor in Mariemont lacrosse state title By Mark D. Motz
MARIEMONT — The trophy disappeared by the time the team gathered for a photo. No matter. Fans assembled at Kusel Stadium to welcome the squad home knew what it looked like because they’d seen one just a year earlier. Instead of posing with the trophy, players and coaches on the 2014 Mariemont High School boys lacrosse team bit their medals and raised their index fingers to celebrate the fact they repeated as Division II state champions. The trophy wasn’t the only thing that disappeared. Warriors owned a 9-3 lead against Chagrin Falls in the state finals until a fourth-quarter rush got Chagrin within a goal at 9-8. But Mariemont held on for a 10-9 victory June 7. The win gave them their second-consecutive state title and the third championship in program history - Mariemont also won in 2007 - eclipsing two-time winners University School and Dublin Jerome as the team with the most Division II state titles. “I’d probably say this was the sweetest because of the seniors,” Warriors head coach Steve Peterson said. “Last year we had five, but this year it was 11 and those 11 guys have meant a lot to the program for a long time.” Senior goalie Sam Long - who with classmate Macko Saffin earned All-America honors this season - said there were some tense moments toward the end of the game as Chagrin Falls made its charge. “We got a little too settled, too comfortable,” he said. “That gets a little bit dangerous when you play like that, but we stuck together.” When Sander Henning scored a short-handed goal with an assist from Cal Fries - to push the lead to 10-8 with 90 seconds to play, the worry subsided. “Every time our offense scores, we go crazy,” Long said. “I can see everything from (the goal) and that was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. It’s just a great feeling, a feeling you can’t really describe. To have that feeling again is amazing. You understand how special it is. For a team to do it once is great, but to do it twice in a row is unbelievable. It’s been a great run with these guys and with this community.” Fries earned the game ball from his teammates with a three-goal, three-assist performance in the finals. Henning’s game winner was his second goal of the match. Peterson gave credit to Chagrin Falls for mak-
Saint Ursula Academy junior Annie Heffernan was all alone at the finish of the 1,600-meter race during the Mason Invitational May 9.GARY LANDERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
SUA’s Heffernan wins 1,600 meters at DI state meet By Mark D. Motz
Mariemont High School senior Macko Saffin exits the team bus as fans celebrate the Warriors’ second-straight Division II lacrosse state championship June 7. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Mariemont High School senior Sander Henning (3) scored the last goal for the Warriors in a 6-4 Division II state semifinal victory over Toledo St. Francis June 5. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
ing a game of it. “They snuck back in at the end and they never gave up,” he said. “They were a fast, aggressive, strong team. But then we got that short-handed goal late to make it 10-8. They got another one in the last few seconds, but our kids held it together. I’m so proud of this team.” The Mariemont varsity wasn’t the only successful team in the program. The JV Warriors won the city championship while the middle school won the Division II state tournament. “This is a historical showing,” Peterson said. “With Sam and Macko as All-Americans, we also had Ryden Lewis as an academic All-America. And that’s
The Mariemont High School lacrosse team posted a 6-4 Division II state semifinal victory over St. Francis DeSales June 5 to set up its title defense. “This is where we wanted to be,” said head coach Steve Peterson. “That was a tough opponent and our kids responded. (Winning back-to-back state titles) has never been done in school history and we wanted to be the ones who did it. I think we’ve got the talent and we’ve got the chance to do it.” Defense was the key as Warriors senior co-captain and goal keeper Sam Long repeatedly stifled the Knights. St. Francis scored a back-door goal at the 2:02 mark in the first period to put the team up 3-1, but didn’t find the net again until 3:48 remained in the game. By that time Mariemont led 6-4 and Peterson said “it was all over but the crying.” “The goal is just to stay relaxed,” Long said. “I thought we did that pretty well. The defense in front of me was great. I was just saying stay close and let them shoot from the outside. Those are the kind of shots I like to see and that’s what they gave me.”
not just Division II, those awards go over both divisions, against the big teams like St. X. “The future is bright. We lose a lot of good kids, but we have a deep program that keeps ‘em coming.”
Mariemont High School celebrated its second consecutive Division II state lacrosse title with a community pep rally on its home field June 7. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
From a distance, it looks like a stiff breeze might blow her away. Up close, St. Ursula Academy junior Annie Heffernan looks like the breeze itself, blowing through competitors on the track on her way to Columbus. Heffernan - the defending Division I champion in the 3,200 meters with a state record time of10:14.91in 2013 - will add the 1,600 meters to her individual program this season, as well as anchoring the 4x800 relay team. “I’m hoping for another record,” Heffernan said. “I just want to go out and beat my time from last year. I know it’s not a shoe-in, especially running both races about an hour apart, but I like the challenge.” Heffernan came up short in her record bid, running a 10:55.13 to place sixth. However, she won the1,600 title with a 4:56.83 race that put her two seconds ahead of runner-up Lainey Studebaker of Centerville. SUA head coach Dan Bird said Heffernan added five pounds of muscle to her petite frame this season - putting her at about 90 pounds and making her arguably the strongest athlete pound for pound in the city, which enabled her to consider running both the 1,600meter and 3,200-meter races at state. “It’s just a part of her maturing and getting stronger,” he said. “It’s a natural process combined with a lot of work on her part. She’s followed our program. As a freshman she was limited in the number of miles she could run. Of course she did them very well. And we added some more last year and more this year. “But we decided a few weeks ago, how many times do you get a chance to run a double like this at the state meet? I think the last girl to win both was (Mason graduate) Angela Bizzari, so if she pulls it off, she’ll be in pretty good company. “I wouldn’t have any doubt she could win either of them pretty easily if she was doing just one, but putting them back to back like that, she’s going to be pushed. She’ll be fresh, but having that relay the day before, she won’t be totally rested. She just has good instincts for (racing). She’ll do what she
St. Ursula has more than one athlete making a double attempt at the podium in Columbus this year. The aptly named junior Danielle Springer competes in both the long jump and high jump for the Bulldogs in the state meet. It’s Springer’s second trip to state in the high jump. “The two events are so different,” said SUA head coach Dan Bird. “The high jump is technique and finesse; the long jump is some technique, but it’s more raw power. Dani did the high jump in grade school had the technique when she came to St. Ursula. We’ve just refined it. “She started long jumping last year and did pretty well on sheer will and ability. Adding the technique and giving her a season to work on it, she’s made incredible progress in the long jump.” Springer finished fourth in the state high jump competition, clearing 5-foot-6; she took 10th in the long jump with a best effort of 16foot-10.5.
has to do. She has always gotten up for big races.” Heffernan said the hardest part was the short recovery time between races, but she’s learned some of the secrets while winning district and regional titles in both races while leading up to the state meet June 6 and 7. “It’s a just a lot of stretching, warming up and cooling down properly,” she said. “I can’t sit down.” Heffernan began running in kindergarten and won the Division I state cross country title in the fall “I just love it so much, especially the team,” she said of running. “That’s a big part of my training, having the other girls around to push me.” Heffernan said she’s not superstitious, nor does she have any particular rituals before stepping into the starting blocks. “I just think about all of my training and all I did to get ready,” Heffernan said. “I’m very confident in what I’ve down this season to get ready.” So is Bird. “It’s fun coaching somebody like Annie,” he said. “She does whatever you ask and does it very well. She’s a special, special talent.”
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A6 • EASTERN HILLS JOURNAL • JUNE 11, 2014
Local athletes from the east travel north for state By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
COLUMBUS — A number of talented track and field athletes from high schools in eastern Cincinnati made the trip north to Ohio State for the Ohio Division I-II-III state meet June 6-7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
» Junior Jair Knox of the Cavaliers placed eighth in the Division II long jump June 6 at 21’ 3.25”. In the 3,200 meters on June 7, senior Lamuel Bean ran 9:48.01 to place seventh and reach the podium.
Purcell Marian senior Lamuel Bean finished seventh in the 3,200 at the state meet June 7. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
» Summit Country Day junior Mason Moore won the Division III state title in the 1,600 meter with a time of 4:16.27, nearly 4 seconds ahead of his nearest competition. The Journal will have a feature on Moore in the next issue. Senior Ellie Adams finished fifth in the DIII 3,200 meters with a time of 11:29.00. Adams also was part of the girls 4x800 relay team that took 14th in 10:03.78.
St. Ursula Academy
» St. Ursula Academy junior Annie Heffernan won the Division I girls 1,600 meters in 4:56.83. She also took sixth in the 3,200-meter race. Junior Danielle Springer was fourth in the state high
Summit Country Day’s Mason Moore won the 1,600 meter run state championshipTOM GROESCHEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
jump competition, clearing the bar at 5-foot-6. She also placed10th in the long jump
» In the girls Division I discus, senior Chelsea Carpenter was fourth with a throw of 134’ 10”. In the shot put, Carpenter
was also fourth at 41’ 8.75”. In the 100 meters, junior Arissa Freeman finished seventh at 12.32. In the 400, junior Taylor Darks was fifth in 55.81. From the boys team, senior Marquis Austin was 10th in the DI high jump at 6’ 4”. Senior Ellery Lassiter was 12th in the discus at 151’ 11”.
» Senior Arbria Williams was second in the 100 hurdles at the DI track meet June 7 in14.50. In the 4x200, senior Williams, sophomore Amel Osman, freshman Destiny Pennington and sophomore Mercedes Smith were third at 1:41.52. In the 4x100, Pennington, Williams, Osman and Smith were fourth in 48.57. In the 4x400, the quartet finished third in 3:51.96.
East-West All-Star football coming June 12 Tyler Flanigan of Glen Este, Alex McCarty of Lebanon, Tyler Renners of CHCA, Josh Correll of Anderson, DeShannon Oats of Withrow, Lane Edmisten of Williamsburg, Hans Hinebaugh of Mariemont, Andrew Conover of Norwood, Eli Nixon of Roger Bacon, Bobby Brown of Lakota East, Jared Wesley of Mason, Carson Aquino of Cincinnati Country Day, Matt Stewart of Mason, Danny Renner of Mariemont, Cohen Canter of Amelia, Jake Krumnauer of Waynesville, Brandon Lunsford of Goshen, Will Lytle of New Richmond, Yanni Gregg of Turpin, Kalan Kumpf of Western Brown, Jake Barnhorst of Sycamore, Hunter Losekamp of Milford, Branden Stahl of CNE, Evan Lackner of Anderson, Evan Brigner of New Richmond, Eric Leichliter of Lebanon, William Shaw of Walnut Hills, Andrew Lucke of Mason, Sam Smith of Indian Hill, Alex Pfeiffer of Anderson, Carter Kemper of Mariemont, Jarred Haggerty of Western Brown, and Cayden Richter of Sycamore. West roster: Chad Pinson of Reading, Justin Lackey of Mount Healthy, Kamare Barnes of Winton Woods, A.J. Glines of Harrison, Javontae Lipscomb of Gamble Mon-
The 39th SWOFCA/ Ron Woyan East/West All-Star football game will be played at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at Kings High School, according to Tim Woyan. The East won last year’s contest 21-19 over the West squad. The East leads the overall series at 21-17 games. Kurry Commins of Mariemont High School will head the East squad. He will be opposed by former Cincinnati Bengal great, David Fulcher of Cincinnati Christian, who will head the West squad. Commins will be coaching against his brother Kenyon, who is an assistant on the West squad. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships to local high school seniors. This year more than $12,000 in scholarships will be awarded at halftime. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any participating player, high school football coach or at the gate. East roster: Malik Bland of Withrow, Ray Brewster of Kings, Alex Ammerman of Miami Valley Christian Academy, Levi Sellers of Batavia, Matt Sannella of Kings, Kevin Henry of Middletown, Jared Peters of Norwood, Grant Hopewell of Madeira, Devyn Wood of Western Brown, Dominique Ballard of Deer Park, Jeff Weber of Turpin,
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JUNE 11, 2014 • EASTERN HILLS JOURNAL • A7
St. X falls short in state semifinal By Tom Skeen
St. Xavier junior goalkeeper T.J. Schweitert goes down to make a save in the second quarter of the Bombers’ 8-7 sudden-death overtime win over Moeller May 28 in the Division I regional semifinals at St. Xavier High School. TOM
HILLIARD, Ohio — In search of its first Division I state title in school history, St. Xavier lost to Dublin Jerome 3-2 in the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Division I state semifinals at Hilliard Bradley. Jerome senior Shawn Ewert scored the eventual game-winner with 3:47 remaining in the third quarter. The Bombers (16-7) hit the post five times, one coming in the final minute of the game, and couldn’t get around the spectacular play of Celtics goalkeeper Chase Rose, who unofficially recorded 10 saves. After hitting the post with 45 seconds left in the game, the Bombers regained possession with 32.1 to play after a Celtic turnover. St. X rushed one last flurry of offense on Rose, who made the final save of the contest with under 10 seconds to play before hurling the ball out of the St. X’s offensive zone and watching the clock hit zero. “The guys played their hearts out,” St. Xavier coach Nate Sprong said after the game. “It’s a tough way to go down, but we went down fighting. I couldn’t be more proud of the guys. St. Xavier lacrosse is a class act. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way.” St. Xavier’s last lacrosse state title came in 2000 as a member of Division II and coached by Mark Howe.
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COLUMBUS — If it’s June, it must be Huntington Park for the Moeller High School baseball team. Seeking a thirdstraight Division I championship, coach Tim Held’s Crusaders made the familiar trek to downtown Columbus for the weekend of June 6-7. They faced a team from Massillon Jackson that hadn’t been to the state semifinals in 67 years. The Polar Bears came into the game with a similar record at 24-5 and began to conjure up memories of 1947 by scoring right away off of Moeller ace Zach Logue. Senior Kyle Mottice reached base and was driven in by senior Jake Miller to give Jackson the early 1-0 lead. From there, Jackson’s Sam Miller kept the Crusaders off the plate despite allowing baserunners in the first three innings. In the fourth, Moeller sophomore Kyle Butz singled and stole second and came in on an error by Jackson’s shortstop to knot the game at 1. The Crusaders remain locked on one run as Sam Miller, followed by senior Tim Turner, a couple of 5-foot-9 Polar Bear hurlers, put Moeller in a deep freeze in terms of runs. A sacrifice fly by Turner and run-scoring single from senior designated hitter Seth Vellucci put Jackson up 3-1 in the fifth
ROSTER Alexander Aschi of Lebanon; manager John Brannan of Hyde Park; Griffin Buczek of Amelia; Daniel Carroll of Madeira/Indian Hill; Jack Caudill of Hyde Park; Alexander Deters of Western Hills; Matthew Donnelly of Loveland; William Dorger of Anderson Township; Patrick Gilligan of Hyde Park; Andrew Glaser of Colerain Township; Michael Glaser of Mt. Washington; Jack Green of Mount Lookout; Cooper Grever of Anderson Township; William Holcomb of Terrace Park; Conner Jones of Anderson Township; Nathan Kiniyalocts of Sharonville; manager Bradley Kopp of Mount Washington; Jacob Lang of Mason; David Leisring of Western Hills; Ben McCormack of Loveland; Maxwell McLaughlin of Reading; Jack Perez of Anderson Township; Stephen Ray of Mount Lookout; Luke Recker of Loveland; Ian Sagester of Loveland; Andrew Salomon of Hyde Park; Tyler Saxton of Lebanon; Matthew Schramm of Colerain Township; Timothy Schwietert of Mason; Austin Stoll of Mason; Harrison Tobin of Hyde Park; Chandler Todd; Conner Walchle of Montgomery; David Walker of Clifton and Jack Waters of Hyde Park.
The Celtics opened the scoring just 1:52 into the first quarter on a Skyler Blake goal. Jack Caudill of Hyde Park had the answer for the Bombers less than two minutes later, tying the score at one with 8:32 left in the opening quarter.
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Editor: Richard Maloney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-7134
EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
Eastern Corridor deserves final decision I read with interest The Enquirer’s editorial May 22 about ODOT wasting money on the Eastern Corridor when, it was alleged, nobody wants it. The Eastern Corridor has been discussed since at least the 1960s. Originally designated as a relocated U.S. 50, it was shelved due to opposition from some in the region. Since then, travel between Clermont Joe County and Vogel downtown Cincinnati has continued to grow. Because of this unmet need, our region has continued to ask ODOT for help in reaching a consensus solution to the current inefficient and congested routes that over 100,000 commuters must navigate daily. The current ODOT-led effort is a continuation of the most recent request from the mid-1990s that ODOT help find a solution to this problem. ODOT and its partners owe the region nothing less than a conclusive and lasting decision. Should we build it or not build it? And if so, where should it be built? As options stand now, people are driving too long and too far to make this commute. Existing routes cannot handle
current traffic, much less the traffic projected to occur from population and job growth in the corridor. Previous studies have shown that, as a region, we will save 50 million vehicle miles traveled per year by building the Eastern Corridor. The time and money saved, and the decrease in pollution, congestion and aggravation, will greatly improve and even enrich this region. There are alternatives to the Eastern Corridor. One is to build another Big Mac bridge to relieve congestion on Interstate 471. Or we could widen Columbia Parkway (U.S. 50) and widen Eastern Avenue (U.S. 52) to accommodate some of this traffic. We could widen I-71 from Red Bank Road to Downtown. And the no-build option is always a viable alternative. But when the region looked at these issues almost 20 years ago, the Eastern Corridor was chosen as the best solution to study further. With the current effort, ODOT is trying to reach a regional, consensus decision about the future of the Eastern Corridor. This effort must go forward so we don’t spend even more money 10 years from now to study it again, as has happened every decade since the 1960s. Once a “record of decision” is reached, whether to build or not build, it will provide a clear path forward for what the region wants or
Traffic backs up on eastbound Ohio 32 in Newtown during rush hour last summer. To stop short of a final consensus on whether to build the Eastern Corridor project would be the biggest waste of all, Joe Vogel says.GARY LANDERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
does not want for the Eastern Corridor. It is time-consuming and expensive to build consensus around a difficult, contentious project such as the Eastern Corridor. ODOT is not seeking unanimity; they are seeking consensus. And they want everyone to have a chance to be heard. Consequently, ODOT is not trying to talk people into supporting or not supporting the Eastern Corridor, as has been alleged; rather they are trying to inform and explain the program, and also to seek meaningful feedback about the program from as much of the public as possible.
A global fight against human trafficking
“Bring Back Our Girls.” are working This phrase is echoing closely with around the world as we learn African namore about the horror in tions on antiNigeria, where hundreds of terror assignschool girls were kidnapped. ments, partBoko Haram, an Al Qaedanering with linked terror group, has governments claimed responsibility and Brad to combat a now promises to sell them Wenstrup growing terinto slavery. It’s sickening. It COMMUNITY PRESS rorist presGUEST COLUMNIST is vile. It is disgusting. ence in the These girls were kidcontinent to napped from a boarding fight back against warlords school, studying to better and terrorist networks that their future through the keep millions living in fear. promise of education. HideEmpowering local forces ously, Boko Haram claims to to take ownership of their be waging a war against this country's security will help very concept: girls and womcombat those who seek to en working to improve their terrorize towns and popposition in life. However, we ulations. I am glad that our know that when women are nation has committed reempowered and succeed, sources to help find these entire countries prosper. girls. These terrorists would It’s an unfortunate fact rather subject half the huthat human trafficking is still man population to servitude a reality in Africa and across than see women succeed. the globe. While this tragic attack has Even in our own country, brought African terror and our own state, it still groups to the forefront of our happens. Last December, I attention, this is not a new toured the Freedom Hall battle. Recovery Center in Pike As a member of the House County. While there, I spoke Armed Services Committee, I with one of the residents in traveled in Africa in March particular. Her story was to observe and evaluate the stunning. effectiveness of America’s Originally from Eastern counter terrorism collaboraEurope, her freedom was tion with nations on the conti- stolen from her at an early nent. While I did not stop in age and she was subjected to Nigeria specifically, the work the worst kinds of abuse for our advisors are doing there years. Eventually, through is similar. the power of community that American Special Forces she found at Freedom Hall,
she is finding a new life. The House of Representatives took action to fight back against the scourge that is human trafficking. A package of about half a dozen bills passed the House that take aim at the modern trafficking networks and the individuals who seek to exploit and abuse women and children. We will help victims reclaim their lives as well. We can help victims by providing increased access to protective services through safe harbor laws and further protecting children in our nation’s foster systems. We will continue to disassemble the black market by targeting those exploiting our visa system, shutting down internet advertisements for humans trapped in servitude, and expanding international cooperation in breaking up global trafficking rings. There is no magic bullet to end this modern day slavery, but heightened public attention, increased collaboration among governments, and a commitment to every human life will help the millions who suffer. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. More information on the mentioned legislation can be found at www.Wenstrup.House.Gov/Trafficking
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Despite claims to the contrary, ODOT is listening to anyone and everyone who has an opinion about the Eastern Corridor. On both sides of the issue are those who are passionate, dedicated to their communities and to the region, and willing to invest their time and energy to help shape the future course of this project. There are no bad actors here. With every public meeting, every phone call, every letter, every editorial about the Eastern Corridor, ODOT is learning about the wants and needs of our region. There is simultaneously strong support for, and strong opposition to, the cur-
rent plan. To stop short of a final, consensus “record of decision” would be the biggest waste of all. It would assure that the funds spent to date have been spent in vain, and that we will have Groundhog Day all over again in the next decade. The current process must be completed. A build or no-build decision must be reached. Our region deserves, and demands, nothing less. Joe Vogel served as planning and engineering administrator at ODOT District 8 in Lebanon, Ohio, from May 2011 until his retirement at the end of 2013.
CH@TROOM June 5 question What do you think about the push for a federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 from $7.25 an hour?
“Seattle recently made national headlines by raising their minimum wage to $15 per hour. $7.25 per hour has been around awhile and a steady annual climb to $10 or more seems fair. This should have been taking place gradually all along. The highest point for purchasing power for the US minimum wage was in 1969, when the $1.60 an hour minimum wage bought $10.10 in today’s dollars. Had they tied the minimum wage to inflation the figure would be at $10 or more by now. In 1969 US Congressmen made $42,000; they now make $174,000 per year plus lifetime benefits, lobbyist perks and PAC monies. Go Figure!”
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION What do you think of the prisoner exchange which resulted in the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to rmaloney@community press.com with Ch@troom in the subject line.
Mary Ann Maloney
“If you want to spend $10 for a Big Mac, fine. It’s an artificial increase. Real increases come when hard work is recognized and rewarded. Cream always rises to the top. Yet another example of our ‘something for nothing’ attitude in this country.” John Joseph
May 30 question
“Minimum wage only affects those with a job – unemployment will increase as companies cut back with increased minimum wage mandates.”
Where is the best park in the area and why do you think it’s at the top of the list?
“Too bad I’m not working
Mary Ann Maloney
“Ault Park had great dances there.”
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Saturdayâ€™s weather was perfect for Summerfair 2014 at Coney Island.
atrons had beautiful weather to browse the many creations featured at Summerfair, which was May 30 to June 1 at Coney Island. This is the 47th year for the event that feature more than 300 artists and craftspeople from around the country.
Photos by Cara Owsley/The Enquirer
Nina Gold, of Pittsburgh, left, shows Mary Moore of Lawrenceburg how to wear the foam flower Gold made during Summerfair 2014 at Coney Island. Flowers made of foam made by Nina Gold of Pittsburgh on display.
Glass and copper bird feeders and garden lanterns by Paul Van Duyn of Anderson, Indiana.
The fused glass artwork of Charlene Heilman of Houston. He was one of about 300 artists to display their work at Summerfair 2014.
Christine Humphreys of Liberty Township, left, and her sister Karen Buckley of Wilmington look at the glass artwork of Sievers Stained Glass of Batavia, Illinois at Summerfair 2014.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 12
Stagger Lee Band, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.
Art Exhibits artTILE 2014, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Tile exhibition showcasing 35 national artists specially selected to display wide range of styles, designs, sizes, prices and techniques. Free. 321-3750; www.indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville. Watercolors, Oils and Prints by Natasha Kinnari, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Work is representative of various styles of art that has inspired Ms. Kinnari since she came to Cincinnati in 1994. Free. Call to verify hours. Through June 15. 231-8634. Anderson Township. McCrystle Wood and Mark Fox, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, McCrystle Wood meticulously manipulates virtual forms and colors to create digital prints. Mark Fox recently enjoyed one-man show at the NYC Robert Miller Gallery. Complex textural drawings in exhibition were originally created for Fox’s Saw Theater in Cincinnati. Free. Through July 3. 321-5200; www.phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville. The Exotic World of Hunt Slonem, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., One-man show by American artist. Free. Through June 28. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.
O’Bryonville. The Exotic World of Hunt Slonem, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.
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Blues, Brews and Barbecue, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Featuring Mad Tree Brewery., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Food, craft beers and blues music. Ages 21 and up. $35, $30 advance. 871-5170; www.cincyartofentertaining.com. O’Bryonville. Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Yeatman Masonic Lodge, 6124 Campus Lane, Includes spaghetti, meatballs/sauce, salad and coffee/tea. Benefits Light the Tower. $5, $3 ages 11 and under. --. Mount Washington.
Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Alter Egos Jazz., Hyde Park Health Center, 4001 Rosslyn Drive, Music, local food and food presented by Chef Ken. Free. Presented by Summer Concert Series. 2725573; www.hydeparkhealthcenter.com. Hyde Park.
Music - Concerts Steep Canyon Rangers, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Seated only show. $20-$25. 731-8000; www.the20thcenturytheater.com. Oakley.
Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 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 more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment and seasonal events for children. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township.
Music - Rock Party on the Plaza: Haymarket Riot, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; andersonpartyontheplaza.com. Anderson Township.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Art Exhibits artTILE 2014, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; www.indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville. Watercolors, Oils and Prints by Natasha Kinnari, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, Free. Call to verify hours. 231-8634. Anderson Township. McCrystle Wood and Mark Fox, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville. The Exotic World of Hunt Slonem, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.
Exercise Classes Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 379-4900; www.zumbasue.net. Anderson Township.
Art Openings Rowland Augur Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, Live music, wine and opportunity to meet with artists behind the collection. Free. 321-8733; rowlandaugur.com. Oakley.
Literary - Bookstores Music with Miss Meghan, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, For children under age 4 and a grown-up. Move, sing songs and mostly enjoy time together. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.
Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Red and White Blends., Remke Market Oakley, 3872 Paxton Ave., $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. Through June 27. 513619-5454. Oakley.
Literary - Signings ”The Cincinnati Anthology” with Zan McQuade, 7-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness with Sue, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900;
Music - Classic Rock
The artwork of McCrystle Wood and Mark Fox are on exhibit through July 3 at Phyllis Weston Galler, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, O'Bryonville. Wood meticulously manipulates virtual forms and colors to create digital prints. Fox recently enjoyed one-man show at the NYC Robert Miller Gallery. Call 321-5200, or visit www.phyllisweston.com. THANKS TO KATIE RENTZKE
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Festivals Oakley After Hours, 6:30-9 p.m., Oakley Square, Madison Road, Live music, entertainment, shopping and dining on strip in business district. Free. Presented by Oakley. 533-2039; www.oakleynow.com. Oakley.
Music - Concerts Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Three-time Grammy winners and multi-platinum artists. $69.50, $64.50, $44.50, $29 lawn; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.riverbend.org. Anderson Township.
Music - Jazz The Ron Purdon Quintet, 7-8:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth BooksellersRookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14 Art & Craft Classes 3Doodler Free For All: Create Art with Our 3D Printing Pen!, 4-5:30 p.m., Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., Free. 369-6033. Mount Washington.
Art Events Meet Amy Meya, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Trunk show of ceramic wall tiles. Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville.
Art Exhibits artTILE 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; www.indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville. McCrystle Wood and Mark Fox, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phyllisweston.com.
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Literary - Signings ”60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati” with Tammy York, 2-3 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.
Music - Concerts Ray LaMontagne, 7:30 p.m. Supernova Summer Tour. With the Belle Brigade., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., $55, $45, $32.50; plus fees. Presented by Riverbend Music Center. 800-745-3000; www.pncpavilion.com. Anderson Township.
Pets Open Adoption Hours, 1-4 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Meet cats and
Geocaching Event, 9:30 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Incorporate technology in your nature experience by using GPS or smart phone to navigate trails as you search for park’s geocaches. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515; www.andersonparks.com. Anderson Township.
Shopping Community Yard Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St., Crafters and vendors. Benefits Purcell Marian Athletic Department. Free admission. Presented by Purcell Marian Athletic Department. 487-3122; www.purcellmarian.org/2194-2. East Walnut Hills.
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 15 Art Events Meet Amy Meya, midnight-5 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville.
Art Exhibits artTILE 2014, noon to 5 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750; www.indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville. Watercolors, Oils and Prints by Natasha Kinnari, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, Free. Call to verify hours. 231-8634. Anderson Township. The Exotic World of Hunt Slonem, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.
Farmers Market Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-1205; email@example.com. Hyde Park.
Festivals Juneteenth Festival, 2-6 p.m. Father’s Day Concert., Daniel Drake Park, Free. 631-7289; www.juneteenthcincinnati.org. Oakley.
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Radishes, peas, carrots, pineapple on Rita’s plate I’ve told you before that it doesn’t take much to please me. And today, I am very, very pleased. Ecstatic, in fact. Tony Poe, our county beekeeper, came out and placed five beehives along the perimeter of the tree line across from the field. So that our new resiRita dents Heikenfeld could RITA’S KITCHEN eventually have a bountiful feast of honey from clover, I told my husband, Frank, not to mow the back where the clover grew until the bees settled in with full tummies. Talking about honey reminds me that I need to tell you the recipe for my honey cider allergy drink should be made with organic cider vinegar, not just organic cider, as indicated in the intro to the recipe.
Roasted radishes and carrots with thyme I have been wanting to test this recipe but had to wait until we could harvest our radishes. Roasted radishes are a popular menu item in trendy restaurants, and the carrots add a bit of sweetness. The roasting tames the radishes bite. We grow several kinds. I used the classic round radishes for this dish. 1 bunch small to medium radishes 6 regular carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices Olive oil Palmful fresh thyme, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and freshly ground black pepper Lemon Preheat oven to 450. Toss radishes and carrots with oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Roast in single layer until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve with squeeze of lemon juice.
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Radishes and their leaves contain vitamin C, and are good for the kidneys and liver.
Peas with prosciutto
Seasonal peas really shine in this dish. Prosciutto is a ham that is cured and air dried. The
saltiness of the prosciutto plays off nicely with the sweetness of the peas. Handful fresh parsley, tied 3 cups fresh peas 1 cup water 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup finely diced prosciutto Bit of sugar 1 clove garlic, peeled Add everything to a pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until peas are soft. Remove garlic and parsley. Serve with cooking liquid.
society established in France. I know the air in this society is rarefied, so I’m more than grateful and deeply thankful to be included, and for them to recognize my ongoing culinary efforts. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Abouteating.com. Email her at columns@ communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
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I love going through my vintage recipes that are treasures. Apparently they are to some of you, too. Roberta H., a Northern Ky. reader, remembered this recipe from her mother. “She served this cake when she had bridge club when I was young and it had a graham cracker crust,” Roberta said. Let’s hope this one is what Roberta remembers. I can just see this cake being enjoyed by the bridge club ladies! 1/2 cup milk 1/2 pound marshmallows 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup whipping cream, whipped 1/4 cup chopped nuts 6 graham crackers, crushed Bring milk to a simmer and add marshmallows until almost dissolved. Remove from heat and stir until marshmallows dissolve completely. Cool. Stir in pineapple, whipped cream and nuts. In an 8-inch or 9-imch square pan, sprinkle half of the cracker crumbs. Pour pineapple mixture on top. Sprinkle with rest of crumbs. Chill several hours before serving.
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This year the tour is divided into two - one on Saturday and one on Sunday, with different water features each day. This is a self-guided tour of 22 custom water features built exclusively for the home owner by Meyer Aquascapes Inc. Twelve are new this year. The water features are shown through the generosity of the homeowners and each home is marked with a Pondarama sign. Visit www.aquascapes.com and click on the Pondarama file to download the locations and directions or call 513 9418500.
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Meyer Aquascapes celebrates Pondarama water garden tour This summer marks the 13th anniversary of Meyer Aquascapes’ Pondarama Water Garden Tour. The tour will be Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. Each day will have different locations with each home only on the tour for one day. There are 11 features for each day. Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - east and northeast Cincinnati and northeastern Kentucky; Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - west & northwest Cincinnati, southwest Indiana and northwest Kentucky.
Rita Heikenfeld tests a recipe for roasted radishes and carrots with thyme.
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Ever come across a sure-fire investment that guarantees great returns on your money? It’s a sales pitch that’s been used many times and, unfortunately, many people have fallen for it. Many of these get-richquick investments turn out to be nothing more than Ponzi schemes in which old investors are paid with money from new investors. In the Cincinnati area we’ve seen such schemes over the years from a so-called ticket broker to a man who guaranteed a 10 percent return on people’s money. Both men eventually ended up in prison, just like Bernie Madoff, but not before a lot of people ended up losing tens of thousands of dollars. There are ways to spot such Ponzi schemes and Rob Siegmann, of the Financial Management Group in Blue Ash, offers seven tips. First, he says, “Make sure you understand the investment strategy and how it works…If you don’t understand the investment, look for a different financial strategy.” Second, check your advisor’s credentials to see if they’re registered
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The Webelos II Pack 694 meets with U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd District) at the Anderson Fire Department meeting room to ask him questions about how he represents the community in Congress, helping the Scouts earn the Webelos Citizen Badge. After this, the scouts met with Officer Brian Dearborn of Indian Hill Rangers and Officer Priest of Anderson Township District 5 to learn about law enforcement. The boys in the pack are Bradley Beck, Andrew Collette, Caden Conrard, Luke Dearborn, Drew Fulmer, Luke Horstmeyer, Ethan Koran, Jacob Schuetter, Lucas Valle, Austin Vaughan and Mack Castellini, a guest from St. Mary's School Cub Scout pack and Wenstrup's nephew. THANKS TO LEA BECK
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to Siemer, Ean; $155,000. 3422 Monteith Ave.: McNamara, Shannon L. to E-S Remodel LLC; $255,000. 3551 Mooney Ave.: Rafferty, Alan B. & Sarah J. Kim to Conger, Jacob N. & Gina M. Ryan; $514,000. 1259 Morten Ave.: Sunrise Holdings Group LLC to Kalisori, Vasiliki; $135,000. 3569 Outlook Ave.: Overbeck, Stephen F. & Ann C. to Grannan, Patrick R. & Brittany L.; $325,000. 3132 Portsmouth Ave.: Schwartz, David P. to Scovanner Properties LLC; $350,000.
5732 Arnsby Place: Gentilcore, Erica K. to Febus, Mark V.; $180,000. 6741 Bramble Ave.: Baker, Thomas B. & Erin R. Meyer to Attebery, Lauren & Bryan Sigmon; $72,000. 6520 Britton Ave.: Mansfield, Laura Tr. to Crothers, Meghan; $75,000. 4717 Castle Place: Shahani, Priya to Chamberlain, Ronnie; $122,500. 5315 Glenshade Court: Durham, Rosalind M. to Bank of America NA; $72,000. 6616 Madison Road: Butler, Richard M. Jr. to Price, Matthew & Michelle; $60,500. 6008 Prentice St.: Dunnom, Peter Jr. & Pamela D. to Rahi Real Estate Holdings LLC; $43,200. 6217 Prentice St.: Tubul, Erez to Paz Group LLC; $17,793. 5215 Stewart Ave.: Wickersham, David H. Tr. & Corine R. Tr. to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $34,000. 5307 Tompkins Ave.: Nesbitt, Eardley & Wilbur L. to Wiezbenski, Nicholas & Hilary; $274,000. 5344 Weltner St.: Oake Properties Ltd. to Rios, Jose Reyes Susan Nie; $47,000.
$359,000. 4208 Grove Ave.: Koch, Mary Alice Tr. to Nicholson, Kristine Anne; $147,500. 3944 Miami Road: Crotty, Robert S. to Grafton, Candace L. Tr.; $400,000. 6604 Miami Bluff Drive: Fieler, Mary Ann Tr. to Ellis, Carrie L. & Robert V.; $500,000. 3711 Petoskey Ave.: White, Anne W. Tr. to Willis, Matthew & Megan Govert Willis; $275,000. 3710 Settle Road: Cincinnati Home Investments LLC to Tucker, Amanda K.; $204,500. 3900 West St.: NAP Nolen Park LLC to O’Brien, Virginia T. & Thomas M.; $828,745. 3901 West St.: NAP Emery Park LLC to Lichter, William T. Tr. & Jane D. Tr.; $472,308.
1103 Beverly Hill Drive: Sullivan, Robert J. Tr. to Chard, Kathleen M. & Richard C. Gilman; $509,000. 1135 Beverly Hill Drive: Giles, David M. to Messmer, Lori; $459,000. 544 Delta Ave.: Heyne, Erin M. to McCauley, Joseph T.; $179,900. 1200 Delta Ave.: McClain, David
N. to Hughes, Mason A.; $162,000. 3283 Hardisty Ave.: Flournoy, John R. & Ann S. to Lieser, Thomas Eugene & Kelly; $779,000. 1230 Hayward Ave.: Power, Stephen to Krehbiel, Matthew & Amy; $635,000. 3162 Linwood Ave.: Gore, John R. to Ramundo Enterprises LLC; $375,000. 1231 Meriweather Ave.: Paynter, Janelle L. to Utah, Jared Edward & Kylene Erin Blackburn; $215,000. 560 Missouri Ave.: Graupe, Jeffrey Brian to Howard, James N. & Alyson Schneider K.; $205,000. 1135 Paxton Ave.: Flanigan, Sherri M. to Ruchhoft, Elizabeth A.; $312,000. 3550 Totten Ave.: Rigling, Ann M. Tr. to Bulla, Douglas G.; $545,000.
4169 Club View Drive: Hardin, Samantha Lee to Livingston, Kristen & Robert; $205,000. 3832 Isabella Ave.: Mahoney, Brittany to Torbeck, Geoffrey & Theodore Torbeck; $240,000. 3708 Marburg Ave.: Rick & Charles Investments LLC to JTK Investments LLC; $275,000. 4249 Paxton Ave.: Arthur, Bradley T. & Brigitte S. Boy to Wunder, Melanie M.; $232,500. 4158 Sherel Lane: Becker, Michael R. to Sionim, Joshua R. & Katherine E. Laplant; $252,500. 3325 Sterling Way: Rueger, Jodie M. to King, Leslie L.; $206,000. 3956 Taylor Ave.: Rohs Hills Properties LLC to Fetchu, Zachary; $171,000. 4139 Thirty-First Ave.: Scarbourough, Patrick S. to CGC Realty LLC; $195,500. 4118 Thirty-Second Ave.: Dziech, Aaron M. to Vargas, Jairo G.; $202,000.
4215 Twenty-Eighth St.: Shingler, Dodi E. to Cecil, James H. II & Colleen F.; $220,000. 2838 Wasson Road: Wertz, Stephanie to Owen, Nicholas R.; $186,000.
739 Indian Hill Road: Bessey, Walter J. & Sandra to Pugh, Daniel B.; $208,000. 4 Denison Lane: McGee, Matthew J. & Ann K. to Ims, Matthew A. & Laura; $690,000. 819 Floral Ave.: Tickel, William D. & Tammy M. to Shaw, Kyle T. & Kendall V.; $240,000. 725 Myrtle Ave.: Greene, Scott A. & Vanessa Rhea to Alter, Joseph & Elizabeth K.; $569,000. 157 Wrenwood Lane: Washburn, Jo Ann to Cincy Construction LLC; $215,000. 157 Wrenwood Lane: Cincy Construction LLC to Peters, Tamara; $224,900.
3438 Brotherton Road: Pescovitz, Eric F. & Kelly J. Mahan to JTK Investments LLC; $135,000. 3659 Brotherton Road: Talbott, Jennifer S. & James Lins to BMF 99 LLC; $190,000.
ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.
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5 Albert Place: Coffman, Ray B. & Vivian L. to Deadrick, Stuart H. & Kathleen G.; $265,000. 3840 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 3846 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 3860 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 3862 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 3864 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 3866 Beech St.: Steinkamp, Robert G. Tr. to American Heritage Enterprises LLC; $315,000. 6939 Cambridge Ave.: Dunning, Rick A. & Susan D. to Dunning, William Carey; $115,000. 3700 East St.: Nicholson, Scott R. & Kristine A. to Dillenburg, Stephen R. & Kasey A. Reynolds;
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RELIGION Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
A concert at 4 p.m. June 15, featuring the Canterbury Brass with the church’s resident organist Brenda Portman, marks the end of the Organ Concert Series 10th anniversary season. The concert will feature music from the 16th to the 21st century, as well as the world premiere of a commis-
sioned organ solo piece by award-winning Chicago composer Edwin T. Childs. Doors open at 3 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert to meet the artists. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave., Hyde Park; 871-1345; www.hydeparkchurch.org.
SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate
DEATHS Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about onethird of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 576-6000.
Bobby Bates, 63, of East End died May 25. Survived by children Debbie (Eugene Day), Bobby (Virginia) and Rebecca (Larry Mullis) Bates; mother, Dorothy (nee Teater) Bates; sisters Joyce Adams and Debbie (Paul) Queener; nine grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife,
Marcella Bates; and father, Rudolph Bates. Services were May 30 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
Heather Mattson June
Heather Mattson June, 57, of Terrace Park died May 28. Survived by children Kelsey, Collin, Cameron and Olivia June; parents Harold Mattson and
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more at these FREE seminars • Wednesday, June 18th 10 am at 5451 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45212
Hyde Park Baptist Church
Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun.
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CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm
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513 272-5800 www.horizoncc.com
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First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave
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Barbara J. Roberts, 82, of Hyde Park died May 25. Survived by children Tammy (Steve) Roberts-Koontz, Timothy (Kim) Roberts and Maddalena Cipollone; sister, Judy Henry; grandchildren Timothy and Justin; and several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Joseph Berger and Mae Ingram. Services were May 29 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery.
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Ellen (nee Brown) Mattson; and siblings Michael and Mark (Kim) Mattson, Anne Czymmek, Amber (Peter) Heimbuecher and Amy (David) Hornburg. Services were May 31 at Mariemont Community Church Chapel.
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am
Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road
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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Anderson Township 7341 Beechmont Avenue (near Five Mile Road) email: email@example.com 231-1020 christiansciencecincinnati.com Sunday Service & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30 p.m. In Church Reading Rm/Bookstore open after all services. Downtown Reading Rm/Bookstore 412 Vine Street, Cincinnati Open M-F 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Good Neighbor 101: Movin’ Out" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided
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Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!
Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243
Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648
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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Records not available.
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Djuan Jones, 30, 2547 Hansford Place, theft, April 29. Tamera Staten, 23, 5793 Faysel Drive, theft, April 30. Juvenile Male, 16, disorderly conduct, April 30. Jonathon Ellery, 42, 1564 W. Galbraith Road, possession of drugs, April 23.
Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made at 5580 Hill and Dale, April 28. Criminal damaging Vehicle window damaged at 5600 block of View Point, April 26. Felonious assault Victim struck at 6917 Bramble Ave., April 30. Theft Reported at 5385 Ridge Ave., April 29. Copper valued at $57 removed at 3400 block of Highland, April 27. Reported at 3400 block of High-
land Ave., April 26.
FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Tiffanie Elder, 25, 113 Craft St., speed, driving under suspension, May 10. Natasha N. Long, 26, 1927 Kinney Ave. No. 1, no drivers license, May 11. Jesse Dehaven, 29, 3212 Tytus Ave., income tax violation, May 11. Jacob Kelch, 22, 312 W. Main St., criminal tools, theft, May 12. Steve Robinson, 47, 1940 Grand Ave., failure to reinstate, May 13. Calvin Adams, 25, 3450 Gilbert Ave., theft, May 13. Brian Hodge, 39, 245 McCollough St. No. 1, theft, May 13. Chris Montgomery, 37, 4577 Fehr Road, failure to reinstate, drug abuse, May 14. Jamie Vernon, 37, 9068 Florence Hill Road, driving under suspension, May 14. Dante Ruff, 39, 1716 Esmonde St., disorderly conduct, May 14. Mikara Albert, 18, 6127 Bramble Ave., criminal tools, theft, May 14.
Alexus Hutchinson, 18, 258 Worth St., criminal tools, theft, May 14. Dionte McKinstry, 18, 5128 Hawaiian Terrace, theft, May 14. Sade R. Swain, 19, 1501 Yarmouth
Ave., theft, May 15. William Widener, 34, 601 S. Park Ave., theft, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 16.
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Hospital, Beacon team to serve high schools, colleges The Christ Hospital Health Network and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have created a sports medicine program in Greater Cincinnati, offering a broad scope of outreach programs to the community, including comprehensive medical care and services to area high school and college teams. Dr. Timothy E. Kremchek, who also serves as medical director of the Cincinnati Reds, will oversee the effort and lead an outreach team consisting of both Beacon and Christ Hospital leadership. In addition to enhanced services within high school athletic programs and sports teams, a key feature of the partnership will be expanded offerings of educational programs to both schools and the community. In early 2013, Beacon initiated an educational outreach program for high school students which provide physicianled classroom lectures followed by cadaveric lab
opportunities at its Sharonville offices. It is the aim of the partnership to broaden this program, providing education to the community through seminars and events focused on sport injury prevention, evaluation and treatment, said Kremchek. “We look forward to taking things to the next level and creating a never-before-seen program of comprehensive care and services; not only for high schools and colleges, but also for the communities surrounding them.” “As an independent orthopaedic and sports medicine practice, it’s important to find partners who share our vision in providing high quality, responsive, and comprehensive care to the students, faculty, families, and surrounding communities,” said Glen Prasser, CEO of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. “The Christ Hospital and Beacon clearly share the same vision and we look forward to working with them.”
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