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FAIRFAX – Village officials hope to raise $500,000 for streetscape enhancements. The enhancements will include the addition of various amenities such as benches, planters and waste receptacles at 15 different sites, or “pods,” along Wooster Pike. In an effort to raise funds, which will come from corporate donors and residents, designated street captains will try and obtain donations by going door to door. FULL STORY, A2

Saving the trees

The Cincinnati Park Board is trying to save ash trees at three of its area parks from the invasive emerald ash borer. In a partnership with Valent Professional Products, the Park Board selected 110 ash trees to treat with insecticide in Mt. Echo, Mt. Airy and Ault Parks. The company approached the Park Board about treating affected ash trees with one of its insecticides, said David Gamstetter, natural resource manager for the Cincinnati Park Board. FULL STORY, A2




Shooting triggers precautions Madisonville lot cleaned up, cameras in alley considered

By Forrest Sellers

MADISONVILLE – A 2-inch bullet hole in the window of the Madisonville Arts Center serves as an exclamation point to a recent crime. The incident, though, has led to added safety precautions in an alley and parking lot next to the center. The alley is located near Sierra Street and Whetsel Avenue. “We have seen the lot cleaned up,” said Capt. Paul Broxterman with the Cincinnati Police. The incident occurred May 20 during the afternoon. Broxterman said evidence indicates it was a drug deal in which shots were fired. He said the incident remains under investigation, and no suspects have been arrested yet. Debbie Hill, executive director of the Madisonville Arts Center, said she was thankful no one was in the center at the time. Someone could have been killed, she said. “What upsets me is there are a lot of children on the street,” she said. “For this to happen in the afternoon is alarming.” Although Hill said she wasn’t aware of potential drug activity occurring in the alley, she said she has noticed an increased amount of pedestrian traffic. Broxterman said the way the alley is situated officers do not


Debbie Hill, executive director of the Madisonville Arts Center, looks at a bullet hole in the window from a recent shooting in an alley next to the center. Police said evidence indicates the shooting occurred during a drug deal in the alley. have a clear view of it. He said officers have been alerted to the problem and will monitor it. The alley extends from a parking lot on the site and is not considered city-owned. Broxterman said the owner of the lot, Eric Champion, has been encouraged to add fencing to prevent pedestrian access as well as improve lighting in the area. Broxterman said a “flash” camera is also being considered for the site. The camera has a motion detector that when triggered takes a picture and issues an audible alert.

However, he said the number of cameras is limited and based on need. He said the police will make a determination after reviewing whether the lighting and fencing have an impact. Champion said he feels an increased police presence in the area will help. “It (is) a very unfortunate situation that all of the communities are dealing with,” said Champion referring to crime associated with urban blight. “I don’t think it’s as bad in Madisonville as some of the other communities, but I firmly believe

it is rooted in drugs. “More police patrolling the area or randomly going back (there) should curb that activity.” Hill said she was impressed by the proactive approach of the police as well as volunteers from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, who helped clean debris from the alley shortly after the incident. Although shaken by the incident, Hill said her faith in her community remains. “I still believe in Madisonville,” she said. For more about your community visit

Bike trail proposal garners support By Forrest Sellers

Help on the way

Businesses along Plainville Road could get some financial help sprucing up their buildings, thanks to a $90,000 grant awarded to Columbia Township. The Community Development Block Grant would fund a program to assist business owners with improvements to exterior signage, lighting, awnings, wall construction and repair and improvements made to make the business Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. FULL STORY, A3

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HYDE PARK – A proposed bike trail has the support of a Cincinnati City Council member and several community council representatives. Ultimately, though, final approval will rest with a railroad company. Jay Andress, a volunteer for the Wasson Way Project, asked City Council’s Quality of Life Committee to provide its support for a plan to convert 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail. The railroad track is owned by Norfolk Southern. This would benefit about 100,000 residents, said Andress about the trail, which would extend from the Little Miami Bike Trail in Newtown through the communities of Hyde Park, Oakley, Mariemont as well as several others. It’s an opportunity for recreation, transportation and exercise, said Andress. “We want to work with the city to see this happen,” he said. He said the project would cost


Jay Andress, a volunteer for the Wasson Way Project, stands along the railroad tracks at Wasson Road and Hyde Park Avenue. Supporters of the plan to convert 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail recently spoke at a Cincinnati Quality of Life Committee meeting. about $6 million. Several community council members spoke in favor of the project during the Quality of Life Committee meeting. Carl Uebelacker, a member of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council who lives near the railroad track, said he was at the meeting to speak as a resident.

“This (trail) offers the city and residents an opportunity to convert an eyesore into a fantastic asset for the community,” he said. Peter Draugelis, president of the Oakley Community Council, said while he is in favor of the project the impact of a potential light rail system also needed to be considered.

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“What is the exit strategy if light rail enters the picture?” he inquired. The city has been considering a light rail proposal for a number of years. “Even if we’re not sure (the Wasson Way Project is) entirely possible, it could be great for quality of life and add to the bike plan we already have,” said Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan, who is chairwoman of the Quality of Life Committee. However, supporters of the trail project have not contacted Norfolk Southern. Andress said he wanted to get support from the city before contacting the railroad company. “The city has a good relationship with Norfolk (Southern),” said Andress. “We think they would be receptive to this idea.” Quinlivan said the committee was receptive to the idea. “If we could make it happen it would be an asset,” she said. No actions in relation to the proposed trail were taken by the committee. For more about your community visit


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Park trees to be treated for insect By Lisa Wakeland

The Cincinnati Park Board is trying to save ash trees at three of its area parks from the invasive emerald ash borer. In a partnership with Valent Professional Products, the Park Board selected 110 ash trees to treat with insecticide in Mt. Echo, Mt. Airy and Ault Parks.

The company approached the Park Board about treating affected ash trees with one of its insecticides, said David Gamstetter, natural resource manager for the Cincinnati Park Board. Valent Professional Products will donate the chemical and pay a private tree company to apply the insecticide to the ash trees for

five years, Gamstetter said. “There is no way we can treat all of them, but there are at least three different (ash tree) groves that we can,” he said. “The majority are going to be removed and replaced ... especially in areas of high use such as around picnic tables, restrooms, roads and playgrounds.” Many of the ash trees in Ault Park line the circle around the pavilion, Gamstetter said. Of those trees, a few were infested and in decline and a couple were nearly dead, but the majority of the ash trees around the circle

showed very little damage from the borer, he said. Those trees will be marked with a small, silver tag for treatment. The emerald ash borer first appeared in Ohio in 2003. It’s an invasive insect, native to Asia, that likely hitched a ride to the United States on cargo or shipping palates in the early 1990s, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Larvae feed on tissue under the bark and disrupt the trees’ ability to transport nutrients and water, which kills the tree within three to five years, according to

Ash tree treatment

Emerald ash borer infestations are increasing rapidly in many parts of Cincinnati and residents who wish to conserve their ash trees are encouraged to call a certified professional arborist, a release from the Cincinnati Park Board said. Residents interested in treating ash trees in the city-owned tree lawns adjacent to their homes are welcome to do so, the release said. However, residents are asked to notify the Park Board Urban Forestry office at 861-9070 so that the tree may be tagged and put on a “Do Not Cut” list. In return, the Cincinnati Park Board will provide documentation for tax purposes.


A cyclist rides around the ash trees that circle the pavilion at Ault Park. Many of these trees are tagged for emerald ash borer treatment. Canopy deterioration, seen here, is one sign of infestation. state officials. The emerald ash borer usually emerges in the spring and can travel about one-half mile per year. “It’s moving from Anderson Township through the city, from east to west,” Gamstetter said, with some neighborhoods – Mt. Lookout, Hyde Park, California, Mt. Washington – reporting borer infestations. Gamstetter said the ash trees comprise almost 10 percent of all the trees in the

parks and they are treating about 200 street trees for the emerald ash borer. “People on the east side need to be vigilant with ash trees and can have professionals come look at the trees” he said. “They should figure out what to do because the trees will succumb to the emerald ash borer at some point in the next few years.” For more about your community, visit

Donations sought for Fairfax streetscape enhancements By Forrest Sellers

The village of Fairfax hopes to raise $500,000 for

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donations has been raised so far. T h e streetscape enhancements are a perfect com- Metzger plement to the revitalization of Wooster Pike, said Fairfax Mayor Ted Shannon. “We’ve got it set up that if we fall short of the goal we can still do it,” said Shannon. “The plan would be scaled back.” He said the amenities at some of the sites may also be reduced based on the size of the site. Shannon said he hopes a community open house set for Sunday, April 10, will also raise awareness about the streetscape project. A site with the amenities will be set up at 6210 Wooster Pike in the coming weeks to provide a visual example of what the site will look like. Metzger said work on the streetscape will begin after the Wooster Pike improvements have been completed in 2012 or 2013. For more information or to make a donation, visit the village website at or call 527-6505. For more about your community visit



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waste receptacles at 15 different sites, or “pods,” along Wooster Pike. In an effort to raise funds, which will come from corporate donors and residents, designated street captains will try and obtain donations by going door to door. Unlike the Wooster Pike road project in which funding came from the village as well as state and federal grants, the streetscape project will be funded through donations. Another major element of the streetscape will be a 35 foot-bell tower. The streetscape enhancements will extend along Wooster Pike from Meadowlark Lane to the Mariemont corporation line. “We will only install the amenities for sites where we have the money,” said Fairfax assistant clerk treasurer Charlene Metzger, who is also chairwoman of the fundraising committee. Metzger said the specific amenities at each site may vary. “If funding is available we would like to add pavers as well,” she said. Metzger said a fundraiser could potentially be organized, but at this stage an effort will be made to procure the money through donations. She said $14,000 in

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Columbia Twp. business incentives on hold By Rob Dowdy

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COLUMBIA TWP. – Businesses along Plainville Road could get some financial help sprucing up their buildings, thanks to a $90,000 grant awarded to Columbia Township. The Community Development Block Grant would fund a program to assist business owners with improvements to exterior signage, lighting, awnings, wall construction and repair and improvements made to make the business Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. The township will award businesses grant money to pay up to 50 percent of eligible projects, though Columbia Township Administrator Michael Lemon said that amount could change, depending on the number of participating businesses and the cost of each project. “We can work with the businesses to ... fund as much of the project as possible,” he said. But Lemon said the township still hasn’t contacted business owners along Plainville because of the uncertainty in the process. He said part of the

Not all façade improvements are eligible for incentives from Columbia Township. Here’s the list of approved improvements: • Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) exterior improvements • Facade improvements: lighting, painting, doors, awnings and windows move forward,” he said. Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said he hopes business owners work with the township to use the grant to improve their storefronts. He said the Plainville Road area is a gateway into the township, and its important that the township ROB DOWDY/STAFF

Columbia Township business owners along Plainville Road could get some help with improvements to the exterior of their businesses from a grant. The township recently received a $90,000 grant for facade improvements for the business corridor. requirements of the grant force participating business owners to receive three bids for the work, and any project exceeding $2,500 must use the local prevailing wage. The grant is from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department is currently dealing with a reduction in


funding, however, which is slowing the process for the township to begin the program. Lemon said reduced funding at the department likely won’t effect the township’s grant, but it has slowed the township’s ability “to get projects moving forward.” “We’re awaiting word to

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OAKLEY – During the recent Oakley Community Council meeting several new provisions to the board’s voting procedure were proposed. The proposals are an attempt to resolve a controversy arising from last year’s election. During the meeting Bob Gallo and several other residents said Councilmember Craig Rozen solicited votes using absentee ballots during the December election. “The problem is people going to neighbors and telling them how to vote,” said Gallo. “It’s stuffing the ballot box. How is that ethical?” Rozen said he was simply providing neighbors, who are dues-paying members but unable to attend the council meetings, with information. “I did not solicit people,” he said. Gallo, who was among several candidates not elected, said council bylaws were violated by this action. A number of the council members disagreed. Councilmember Vince Schirmer said he has spoken to residents in the past and told them if he was running for a council position. He said he did not consider this a violation of policy. Following the election controversy council formed a subcommittee to review election procedures and the policies of several other community councils, including Hyde Park and Madisonville. The subcommittee included Gallo and Oakley residents Diane Rupp and Jeanne Savona. Based on the subcommittee’s research several new election provisions were proposed. Among the new provisions are that a Nominating Committee should be appointed by the council president no later than the October meeting and that

candidates should notify the council board members on or prior to Nov. 1 if they want to Rozen be placed on the election ballot. A new provision also specified a member should attend at Rupp least three meetings during the course of a year to be eligible to vote during the election. Some council members, including Gina Brenner and council President Peter Draugelis, said they had concerns about this specific provision. Some of these members are unable to attend three meetings because of schedules and other factors, said Draugelis. “I’m leery of disenfranchising those members of council,” he said. However, Rupp, who served on the Election Review Subcommittee, said attending at least three meetings to vote is viable. “Know what is going on in the community before you vote,” she said. Councilmember Michael Bonomo, who was among the new council members elected in December, said getting the word out more efficiently could help alleviate election problems in the future. “I consider this a communications issue,” he said. Better communication is necessary, he said. Council did not approve the new election provisions during the meeting. However, councilmember Matt Jones said “changes will be made” and that some of the provisions proposed may be revised. For more about your community visit www.

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Concert to bring Fairfax community together By Forrest Sellers

FAIRFAX – Fairfax resident Chandra Buswell is carrying on a tradition first started by her mother. Buswell, recreation and events coordinator in Fairfax, has organized the fifth annual Fairfax Summer Concert in the Park. The event will start at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Ziegler Park on Southern Avenue off of Wooster Pike. The featured band will be Six Pac, which will perform classic rock and country

tunes. The concert will start at 7 p.m. “I didn’t live here when we had the Sontag flood, but my mom did,” said Buswell. “She helped organize a concert to raise money for people affected by flooding.” “(It) stuck in my mind that it was such a nice thing to have a concert in our community.” Although the current


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Residents play cornhole at a previous Fairfax Summer Concert in the Park. The fifth annual event, which will feature the band Six Pac, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Ziegler Park.

is free. Buswell said people are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Currently, the event, which costs about $2,000, is funded by local sponsors. Buswell said she hopes to begin involving corporate sponsors as well. With more funding, she said the concert could eventually become a monthly event during the spring and summer season. For more information call Buswell at 271-8154. For more about your community visit

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concerts are not geared toward flood relief, money raised at the individual food vendor booths go toward the various organizations involved. These organizations include the Fairfax Youth Organization, the Fairfax Pool and Fairfax Knothole. The Youth Organization will sell grilled foods with the proceeds going toward the organization’s sports programs. “It definitely brings the community together,” said Andy Sontag, president of the organization. Sontag said he enjoys the sight of children walking around with glow sticks and the parents socializing. It’s definitely very festive, he said. Admission to the concert

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What: Fairfax Summer Concert in the Park When: 6 p.m. Friday, June 24. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Where: Ziegler Park on Southern Avenue off of Wooster Pike.

COLUMBIA TWP. – The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District is busy protecting the communities it serves as well as building two new homes in the coming months. The Fire District is planning to go out to bid for a new Fairfax fire station that will replace the current station on Murray Avenue in Columbia Township.

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The Fire Board has bought several properties along Wooster Pike near the Frisch’s Big Boy, 5760 Wooster Pike, for the Fairfax location. Chief Tom Driggers said the plan is to also make the station a “pull-through” station, meaning fire engines will be able to pull in one side of the station and through the other when needed. “It’s necessary for that to be a suitable site,” he said. The alternative to the pull-through station would require the fire engine to be backed into the station, which would stop traffic on Wooster Pike every time a

truck returned. “Traffic on (Wooster Pike) is tough enough,” said Fire Board member and Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp. Driggers said the Fire District is still looking to buy properties in the area for the fire station. He said the additional purchases won’t increase the budget the Fire Board set for the two fire stations. Langenkamp said the current site is “more than enough” for the planned fire station, but the pullthrough station would be ideal, so more property could be bought before the project goes out to bid.

Another fire station, located at the former Echeck building, 7036 Main St., Newtown, is being renovated and moving closer to completion. The two new fire stations are being paid for with a 2.3-mill levy that was approved in Nov. 2009. The buildings are expected to cost approximately $8 million. While the Fairfax station construction may not begin until late summer or early fall, the Newtown fire station is expected to be completed by late October. To find your community, visit columbiatownship.

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Mariemont writers advanced to state writing competition The combined Mariemont Junior High School teams finished in second place at the Power of the Pen regional writing competition, out of 44 participating teams. In the separate grade-level contest, MJHS eighth grade came in first place, and the seventh-grade team finished in fourth place. Individual Mariemont student writing achievements included eighth graders Alexis Miller-Jarjosa earning third-place honors, Gusty Pohlman fourth place and Mollie Coates ninth place. These three students, along with Andi Christopher, qualified to compete in the state competition. Power of the Pen is a competition for young writers with tournaments throughout the state of Ohio. Since its inception in 1986, Power of the Pen has grown from a single


Mariemont Junior High students Gusty Pohlman, Alexis Miller-Jarjosa, Mollie Coates and Andi Christopher advanced to the state finals for the Power of the Pen writing competition. writing contest to a statewide educational enrichment program. The Mariemont Junior High

Power of the Pen teams are coached by teachers Leslie Jordan and Erica Eppert.

Eighteen-month-old Noah Gilene receives a helping hand from his father, Chris, of Mount Lookout.

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Ella Gilene, 3, of Mount Lookout decorated her bike for the occasion.

Cincinnati Country Day School students recently assembled around the track on bikes, trikes and scooters. Others planned to walk. They were gathered for the ninth annual Bike and Hikeathon at the school to help CancerFree Kids. Each lap and step raised money for the organization. Last year’s event raised $4,000. PHOTOS BY FORREST SELLERS/STAFF


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At Kilgour Elementary, parent volunteer Matt Konz helps second-grader Micah Joy plant tomatoes as classmate Ami Propst looks on. Konz recently organized the Kilgour Garden for second-grade students with the help of other parent volunteers and financial assistance from his employer, Macy's, as well as the Kilgour PTA. The vegetable garden was designed to help students connect with nature and better understand how food is grown. Konz eventually hopes to expand the garden enough to involve the entire school.

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James Jackson Burchenal Jr. recently graduated from HampdenSydney College.

Burchenal graduated with a B.A. in economics. A graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School, he is the son of James and Gibson Burchenal of Terrace Park.

Citizens encourage to run for school boards The Ohio School Boards Association is encouraging qualified and interested citizens to run for their local school boards. “If we are going to improve public education, we need to all work together,” said Ohio School Boards Association Executive Director Richard Lewis. “The first step to school reform that truly

reflects the values of the community is electing responsible individuals to boards of education.” The Ohio School Boards Association sent county board of elections offices and public school district superintendents packets containing information on school board elections, the roles and responsibilities of

school board members and Ohio School Boards Association’s candidate training programs and candidate kits. Ohio citizens wishing to run for a board of education seat must file a nominating petition with their county board of elections by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, (90 days prior to the date of the general election,

which is Nov. 8 this year). To meet the legal qualifications for a school board seat the candidate must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of the state and school district for at least 30 days preceding the election and registered to vote in the district for at least 30 days preceding the election.

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The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2010-2011.


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and Claire Weigand. Second honors – Sophia Dansereau, Catherine Hartman, Sarah King, Lauren McElroy, Emma Noe, Mia Poston, Helene Short and Madison Todd.


First honors – Eleanor Bayer, Ellen Cook, Claire Goertemiller, Rachel Hall, Elisabeth Mapes, Anna Pompelia, Sydney Priest, Kaitlin Roberts, Katerina Settle, Sarah Wil-

dermuth, Mary Willett, Paige Williams and Olivia Witte. Second honors – Breanna Beckmeyer, Julia Fredrick, Megan Hadley, Margaret Miller, Lillian Rohde, Maria Sawma and Kathryn Wernke.


First honors – Elizabeth Cardone, Brianna Escoe, Elley Frank, Paige Frey, Anna Gormley, AnnMarie Graham, Elizabeth Jan-

szen, Claire Joseph, Clare Maloney, Kelli Miller, Lindsay Moeller, Olivia Noe, Kathleen O’Donnell, Alex Short, Molly Small, Cristina Tranter, Aim_e Ward and Hannah Zink. Second honors – Isabel Dansereau, Lauren Drew, Lauren Frey, Elizabeth Hartman, Anna Harty, Hanna Mahoney, Jennifer McGarey, Maggie Quinn and Mackenzie Stewart.


First honors – Rosemary Emmert, Claire Frank, Katherine Gormley, Madeline Habel, Mary Margaret Habel, Margaret Lee, Katherine Miller, Samantha Rogers, Katherine Schweer, Patricia Speed and Brooke Wildermuth. Second honors – Nicole Cabell, Mackenzie Egan, Julie Elliott, Katherine Riffe, Ellen Ryan and Ann Schmitz.



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June 15, 2011

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Summit Country Day senior Colin Cotton followed up his state cross country championship with a state title win in the 3,200-meter race at the Division III state championships at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University, June 4.


Evan Albertson and the Summit Silver Knights celebrated a trip to the Division II state semifinals during the 2011 season. The squad ended the season with a 15-4 record and was ranked No. 11 in the final state poll. Prior to the semifinal loss to Dublin Jerome, Summit’s three losses came against Division I opponents.


Clark’s Morgan Carter (left), pictured winning the 100 hurdles at the CHCA invitational, won first place in the event at the New Richmond district meet, May 21


Seven Hills’ Monica Blanco (left) tags out CHCA’s Kenzie Bergh during a stolen base attempt April 21. The Lady Stingers went 4-7 during the 2011 campaign.


Withrow’s Jade Loveless, pictured in the 4x100-meter relay at the Division I state track championships, anchored the 4x200 relay to state title, along with fellow teammates Jasmyne Robinson, Jessica Miles and Diera Taylor, June 4.


Withrow’s D’Monami Gardner is congratulated after winning first place in the shot put during the Division I State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. Gardner took the top spot with a mark of 46 feet, 8 and three-quarters inches.

One stellar spring


Seven Hills’ Ryan Ferrell had six wins during the 2011 season and helped the Stingers reach the Division IV district title game. Ferrell also led the team with a .478 average to go along with two home runs and 27 RBI. The Stingers finished the year 17-4.


Seven Hills School’s Joe Soonthornsawad teamed with junior Mat Cohen to advance to the Division II state tennis doubles tournament. The duo lost to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, 6-0, 6-2, in the first round.




Clark’s Mecca Bosley (left) hit .292 during the spring and helped Clark finish with a 7-6 record in the Miami Valley Conference Gray Division. The finish was good enough to edge out Lockland (6-7) for the division championship.

Summit’s Jack Gustafson (left) clubbed 15 home runs during the 2011 campaign with a .500 average and 42 RBI to help lead the Silver Knights to a 17-9 record and a spot in the Division III sectional finals. Gustafson is tied for 10th in the state for the most home runs hit during a single season.

St. Ursula’s Kerry Ulm, pictured at the Fairfield Invitational, ran a personal best time of 30.02 seconds at the GGCL Championships to finish second, May 13. The 4x800 relay team also stood out for St. Ursula in 2011, and reached the Division I State Track and Field Championships, placing 10th (9:29.62). Senior Brooke Wildermuth, juniors Sarah Kappers, Sarah Mazzei and Bridget Johnston composed the relay squad.


St. Ursula’s Katie Hulsman posted the fifth best ERA (2.09) in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division during the 2011 campaign. She was third in the league with 114 strikeouts. The Bulldogs went 8-15 during the spring.


Walnut Hills’ Kenneth Davis, pictured at the Mason districts (right), advanced to state in the 200-meter dash, as well as the 4x100 relay (with Cush King, Dez Stewart and Phillip Akanbi). The relay team took fifth place with a mark of 42.35 seconds, while Davis secured a third-place finish in the 200 (21.64).


The Walnut Hills girls track team claimed its second straight FAVC championship with several strong performances at Kings High School, May 11-13. The school was also well represented in the state championships, June 3 and 4, by Asia Bange (100 hurdles, eighth) and the 4x100 relay team of Brianna Woods, Jaelynne Johnson, Tiffany Caldwell and Alijah Carpenter (seventh, 48.40).

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WNT soccer star Heather Mitts trains with area high schoolers By Nick Dudukovich


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Mariemont defensive back Michael Davis reacts after a play during the East-West game, June 9. The East won the game 39-35 as Dez Stewart of the Walnut Hills Eagles scored a late touchdown.

SHARONVILLE – U.S. Women’s National Team soccer star and St. Ursula Academy alumna Heather Mitts returned to Cincinnati to work out with current Bulldog players at DI Sports Training and Therapy in Sharonville, June 10. Mitts, who co-owns the facility with former Reds and Yankees slugger Paul O’Neill, will play in the FIFA World Cup in Germany, June 23 through July 17. Mitts worked out with the group for about an hour and half and said the training would teach the girls what it’s like to train at a high level. “It was great … to be able to come to DI and to share a hard workout with the girls, so they can see what it takes. They really


St. Ursula student Claire Weigand (left) and Heather Mitts (center) train at DI Cincinnati, June 10. got a lot out of it, and obviously I enjoyed it as well,” she said. St. Ursula student Claire Weigand relished the opportunity to share the field with one of her soccer role models. “It was a good experience to see how she works and to be right next to her and to see what she does,” Weigand said.

“It’s incredible she was here with us. You totally forget how famous she is and how good a soccer player she is.” While in town, Mitts also



BRIEFLY Participation in the Eighth Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run jumped about 15 percent over last year’s event. More than 4,300 Tristate

residents participated in the event to help non-profit member agencies of the Freestore Foodbank fight hunger in their communities. The race took place on Memorial Day, May 30, in


downtown Cincinnati. The event provided about 350 non-profit agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, elder and childcare facilities, shelters and community centers – with the

opportunity to raise money to supplement their food operations. Partner agencies formed teams and raised money through pledges of support from their community.

SIDELINES Jay Bruce baseball camp

There are less than 100 spots still available for the second annual CBTS and Fifth Third Bank in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The Cincinnati Reds Star Outfielder will conduct his annual camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 25-26

at Prasco Park in Mason. Bruce will be on site the entire camp to direct activities and provide instruction. The camp will be directed by Indiana University head baseball coach Tracy Smith. He will be joined by several of the top prep and collegiate coaches from the Cincinnati area. Camp is open to boys and girls

ages 6 to 14. Campers experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of baseball. Individual groups are small to assure each camper gets maximum personalized instruction. Campers receive an autographed camp team photo with Jay, a camp T-

shirt, camp goodie bag and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. The cost of the camp is $174. Additional camp partners include Gillette, Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, Powerade, Fox Sports Ohio, and 700 WLW. Additional information and registration is available at, or call 888-389-CAMP.

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conducted the CBTS Heather Mitts Soccer Camp at Sycamore High School. The St. Ursula alumna missed the previous two World Cups because of injuries. Mitts, 33, is a twotime Olympic gold medalist. She should serve as strong veteran presence on the U.S. squad this summer. “I think I’m one of the more veteran, experienced players. I think I’ll be able to help my teammates out. I’m not sure how much I’ll be playing, based on [my hamstring] injury, but I’ll be there supporting my team,” she said. “And if I do get an opportunity to play, going out there, helping them win.”

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State legislature taking many paths to job creation As I take part in activities around the area, I’m fortunate enough to have conversations from day to day with engaged citizens who are concerned about where Ohio stands economically. It often seems that I’m having many of the same topics of conversation that I had months ago – conversations about spending, business development and jobs. Ohio’s unemployment rate has crept downward since the beginning of the year, but it is still well above 8 percent. This is an improvement, but with many of our neighbors still unemployed, we still have a long way to go. At the Ohio House, we have worked on a variety of legislation since the new session started in January, but from the first day, our main focus has been on building up the economy and putting people back to work. We have to keep this up, because there is much work to do. I was pleased that the first bill

to be passed out of the House this year, as well as the first bill signed into law by the governor, was for the creation of JobsOhio, the nonState Rep. profit, private Ron Maag entity to foster develCommunity business opment across Press guest the state. With columnist leaders who know how to create jobs and address the needs of businesses in a timely manner, JobsOhio is sure to go a long way in making the job market more competitive and stop the hemorrhaging of jobs out of our borders. That’s why I was also appreciative that we were able to pass a bill to establish the Common Sense Initiative Office under the office of the governor. By ensuring that the rules our businesses face

Social Security information for public employees We have important information that will be of interest to public employees. In Ohio, that includes, but is not limited to, workers in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) and School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS). If you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary, such as a government agency or school district, the pension you receive based on that work might reduce your Social Security benefits under the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). This provision affects how your retirement or disability benefit is calculated if you receive a pension from work where Social Security taxes were not taken out of your pay. We use a modified formula to calculate your benefit amount, resulting in a lower Social Security benefit. Why a modified formula? The law requires we determine Social Security benefit amounts with a formula that gives proportionately higher benefits to workers with low lifetime earnings. Before 1983, people who worked mainly in a job not covered by Social Security had their Social Security benefits calculated as if they were long-term, low-wage workers. They received a Social Security benefit representing a higher percentage of their earnings, plus a pension from a job where they did not pay Social Security taxes. Congress passed the Windfall Elimination Provision to remove that advantage. A separate law could make a difference in benefits a spouse or widow(er) can receive. If you pay into another pension plan and do not pay into Social Security, any spouse or widow(er) benefits available through Social Security may be subject to a Government Pension Offset (GPO). Generally, if government employment was not

covered by Social Security, any Social Security benefits must be reduced by two-thirds of the government pension amount. Benefits we Sue Denny pay to wives, Community husbands, widPress guest ows and widoware “dependcolumnist ers ent” benefits, established in the 1930s to compensate spouses who stayed home to raise a family and were financially dependent on the working spouse. Now it’s more common for both members of a married couple to work, each earning a Social Security retirement benefit. The law has always required that a person’s benefit as a spouse or widow(er) be offset dollar for dollar by the amount of his or her own retirement benefit. Similarly, if this government employee’s work had instead been subject to Social Security taxes, any Social Security benefit payable as a spouse or widow(er) would have been reduced by the person’s own Social Security retirement benefit. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset, view the webinar titled How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits at www.socialsecurity. gov/webinars/, and visit our online portal for government employees at You will find lots of useful information, including fact sheets and online calculators to estimate your Social Security benefits if either law affects you. Sue Denny is the Social Security public affairs specialist in Cincinnati. Do you have a question about Social Security? Do you want to schedule a free Social Security presentation for your group or organization? Contact her at

by agencies do not unfairly inhibit businesses from creating jobs and keeping overhead costs low, we are helping to revive our state’s ailing economy, eliminating barriers to growth because of overly burdensome regulations. Another way of boosting jobs is by providing needed tax relief to struggling Ohio families and small businesses through the passage of House Bill 58, which was sponsored by State Rep. Peter Beck. Failure to do so would have resulted in higher taxes for small businesses. It’s another tool to make Ohio business friendly, while simplifying a complex tax code. Ultimately, it saves Ohioans an estimated $48.5 million over the next three fiscal years. One of my favorite parts of it is that it allows unemployed Ohioans an additional 20 weeks to collect the maximum benefits from their unemployment compensation – something that impacts an estimated

About letters and columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Eastern Hills Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. Please include a photo with a column submission. 157,000 Ohioans. Of course, we also have aimed for job creation through our state budgeting. The state transportation budget included significant dollars for the job-creating Public Works Commission. Meanwhile, the general operating budget that we are currently working on has provisions that will attract people and businesses to Ohio. These include eliminating the unfair and unnecessary estate tax, in addition to keeping other taxes down

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you believe cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT? “Short answer: No. There are documented cases for DDT. So far I have not seen one case of cancer directly related to cell phone usage. This “study” seems to get brought up every 5-10 years. Maybe Ma Bell is trying to fight the competition?” J.K. “This is a recurring question from the 1980s. There was a lot of scientific study years ago. There was litigation over it as well. “The weight of the evidence is that there is plenty of science that supports no connection. With every disputed issue you will have naysayers. This is not a new issue. “I think it is significant that several decades have passed sine the initial question was raised. Why again, now? “Some scientist writes an article and goes on the lecture circuit. Money encourages folks to recirculate issues for profit. My take? It would take a lot of RF (radio frequency) power to cause harm. “We are surrounded by RF energy from microwave ovens and other devices. How about routers that are used with computers ? They put out RF energy too.” J.S.D.

Next question Should teachers be allowed to defend themselves against aggressive students? Why or why not? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. us.

“A few years ago lots of folks were afraid of high-tension power lines, fluoride in the water and the risks flue shots. Now it is cell phones. “Get a life and start worrying about things that really threaten you. Wear your seat belt, don’t smoke, drink less alcohol, work toward a healthy weight, eat more healthy food, and use sunscreen. “Worry about the things that will kill you today, not the ones that have little or no scientific evidence to support the threat.” F.S.D.

“I completely feel that cellphones will and do have a large impact on our brain. How could they not? “The high frequency that they operate at going up against our our electric center and soft tissues it is only a matter of time before cellular change occurs. “I would not put it in the same category as a pesticide however. They are completely different forms of pathogens.” Gretchen F.

“Every so often, some story like the possibility that cell phones can cause cancer will arise, and it will gather believers around it. Such things are often referred to as ‘glurges’ or ‘urban myths.’ DDT, like Agent Orange, was shown to be very dangerous, and as we got more sophisticated in our use of chemicals we have become smarter in what we use and how we use it. “But to me, the notion that cell phones can cause cancer is simply ridiculous. It might cause auto accidents when people talk on them while they are driving, and that is a serious thing. But cancer? I don’t think so. “I am, however, amazed at the addiction of young people (and some ancients) to cellphones, texting, tweeting, Facebook, etc. How things have changed since I was a boy!” Bill B.

“The world is full of risks, but some of us don’t seem to be able to find enough to worry about so we focus on threats from things things that only seem to have a very remote possibility of harming

“This is a pretty broad question. What I know about DDT, the chemicals causing cancers over a period of time through absorbtion in the foods we ate and the homes where we lived had greater risks

than cell phone useages. “But when cell phones first arrived on the open market the radiation reported by various groups was a great factor in brain cancers. “I am sure the technology has improved, but there is a YouTube video with four cell phones lined with their tops in a circle with unpopped pop corn, and when all four were triggered to ring at the same time the popcorn actually popped. Makes one wonder doesn’t it?” O.H.R. “When we talk about possible cancer-causing agents, it helps to put the issue in perspective. “We know that car and truck emissions and electric utility coal emissions and other fossil fuel emissions cause tens of thousands of premature cancer deaths every year. “We know that DDT nearly wiped out the American bald eagle in the lower 48 states. We also know that the auto and truck industries have gone a long way to reducing their emissions of the chemicals in question and that the electric industry has not. And we know that there are a lot of safe alternatives to DDT. “We have no concrete evidence of cancer from cellphones. What evidence is cited is usually much older evidence showing a connection, not a demonstrated link, between electromagnetic force and cancer. “The closest link was a 1940s study of men who spent their entire working lives with their heads a couple of inches away from powerful industrial sewing machine motors. The next best evidence has to do with people who live under power lines that light up fluorescent bulbs which are not plugged in to anything. “I trust that we will keep our eyes and ears open, but for the time being there is no evidence that cellphone use is risky, unless you text while driving or don’t think about which photos you are sending to whom.” N.F. “I personally don’t put a lot of faith in these studies. I remember back in the ’60s that charcoal and bacon were going to do us in.” D.D.

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With hard hats in place, the Terrace Park Elementary staff celebrated with the community at the May 22 groundbreaking ceremony.

Groundbreaking ceremony

Mariemont City Schools Superintendent Paul Imhoff, right, and junior high Principal Keith Koehne said a few words at the April 17 groundbreaking ceremony for the new junior high in Fairfax.

Mariemont City Schools recently broke ground at the sites for three of its schools. The school district plans to build a new junior high in Fairfax as well as complete renovations and new construction at both Terrace Park and Mariemont elementary schools. Many teachers, students and citizens attended the groundbreaking ceremonies for each school in April and May. The buildings are scheduled to open for the fall 2012 school year.

Mariemont Junior High seventh-grade student Andrew Moeller salutes the flag during the groundbreaking ceremony in Fairfax.


Terrace Park Boy Scout Troop 286 opened the groundbreaking program with the presentation of the flag. Turner Construction Vice President Denny Humbel presents Mariemont Board of Education President Dee Walter with ceremonial shovel at Mariemont Elementary Groundbreaking on May 22.

Students, parents, neighbors and staff came together for the May 22 groundbreaking ceremony at Terrace Park Elementary.

Terrace Park Elementary students in first through fourth grade perform a patriotic medley at the groundbreaking ceremony held May 22.

Retired Mariemont Junior High teacher and coach Jerry Summerville talks with eighth-grader Will Grimmer at the April 17 groundbreaking ceremony in Fairfax.

Mariemont Village Council members Cortney Scheeser and Jeff Andrews join Mayor Dan Policastro and Police/Fire Chief Rick Hines in a ceremonial groundbreaking dig at Mariemont Elementary on May 22.

Members of the Mariemont Junior High chorus sang at the groundbreaking ceremony for their new school in Fairfax.


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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.

BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 16. 474-3100; Anderson Township.



Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 5-7 p.m., Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Music by Ricky Nye. Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 2325724. Mount Washington.


Benefit for Megan, 4:30 p.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7426 Beechmont Ave., Suite 201, Indoors. Bar flair show, raffle, split-thepot, karaoke and more. Music from 4:30-9 p.m. Benefits Megan. 827-9146; Anderson Township.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Amphitheater. Bring seating. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by adult. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Greenarama Home Show, 2-9 p.m., Greenarama Home Show Site, Strafer Street, Features custom townhouse style green homes built by area home builders. Each home will be eligible for a 15-year, $500,000 tax abatement and features green building products, Energy Star appliances, views and proximity to local eateries, bike trails, easy downtown access, and more. All homes are built pursuing LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by U.S. Green Building Council. $10. Presented by City of Cincinnati. 591-6000; Columbia Tusculum.


Camp Coney: Gone Fishin’ Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Learn to fish on Lake Como. Learn basic techniques for catch and release, safety tips, and some secrets. Fishing pole and bait provided. Ages 4 and up. $37.50. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). 232-8230; . Anderson Township.



Brad Paisley, 4 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Featuring Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann. H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour. With Brent Anderson, Edens Edge and Sunny Sweeny on the Water World Plaza Stage at 5 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items to tables located at entrance gates 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Person who donates the most items will win a chance to meet the country star. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. $99 four-pack, pavilion: $75, $65, $29.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township. Parachute, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Bell Historie and Damato. $15, $10 advance. 800-745-3000; Oakley.


Crafty Critters, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children 3-12 can make two different themed crafts. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Dodge Ball League: Adult, 5:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through July 14. $60 per team. Registration required. 388-4514. Anderson Township. Dodge Ball Leagues: High School, 5:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through July 14. Co-rec teams consist of players just entering high school through exiting high school. $60 per team. Registration required. 388-4514. Anderson Township.

Zumba - Summer School, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Summit Country Day, 2161 Grandin Road, Summit Lower School Gym. Dance themes create dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. Routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Grade 9-adult. $10 per class. Registration required. 871-4700, ext. 413; Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8


Funke Functionals, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Functional clay project for all ages. Create one-of-akind clay art: mugs, soap dishes, waste baskets, picture frames, toothbrush holders and more. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 871-2529. Oakley.


Holly Schapker: A Retrospective, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. New Visions and Old Favorites, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax. Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Exhibit and Sale, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. The Humanity Machine is Coming, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Malton Art Gallery, 321-8614; Oakley.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7737; Newtown.

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Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 231-9463; Mount Washington.


Anderson Township Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; Anderson Township.


Anthem Men’s Health Prostate Screenings, Noon-3 p.m., River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave., University of Cincinnati Health Barrett Cancer Center, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and WIZF 101.1 The Wiz present screenings. Free. Presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. 584-8216; Anderson Township.


Greenarama Home Show, Noon-9 p.m., Greenarama Home Show Site, $10. 5916000; Columbia Tusculum.


Leadfoot Johnny, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, Free. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Stanley’s Reggae Festival, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Music by Super-Massive, the Ohms, the Clifftones, Rootstand and Wet Soul. $12. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Peek in the Pond, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Leatherleaf Shelter. Take a closer look at the critters who make their homes in the park’s ponds. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Cornhole Classic, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Open doubles. Double elimination tournament played on sand. $5,000 guaranteed purse. $40 per team. Presented by American Cornhole, LLC. 888-563-2002; Columbia Township.


The Greenarama Home show is 2-9 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, on Strafer Street, Columbia Tusculum. Cost is $10. See custom townhouse style green homes built by area home builders. Each home will be eligible for a 15-year, $500,000 tax abatement and features green building products, Energy Star appliances, views and proximity to local eateries, bike trails, easy downtown access and more. All homes are built pursuing LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, call 591-6000 or visit S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9


The Foreigner, 1-4 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Dan Cohen directs a comedy by Larry Shue. Cold readings from script. Men and women to play ages 20s through 50s. Production dates: Sept. 8-25. Also needed: costumer, carpenters, properties chair, sound and light execution and back stage run crew. Trainees welcome-call 13-232-4819. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through June 20. 859-547-2863; email; Columbia Township.


Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, 9:30 a.m.-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. 561-3151; Hyde Park.

HISTORIC SITES Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Appointments available in October. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township. HOLIDAY - FATHER’S DAY

Rolling with Dad, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Roll over logs and rocks to see what can be found. Look at which animals have a dad that makes a good role model. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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HR Roundtable, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Dec. 20. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


Rock the Beech, 8-10 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., For those entering grade 9. Must have school or Park District ID to attend. Music, live high school band and games with prizes. $5. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 3884513. Anderson Township.


Party on the Plaza, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Outdoor veranda. Music by Big Whiskey with Paul Otten. Beer, wine and other concessions available. Vendors include: Anderson Bar & Grill, Carmine’s Italian Ice, City Barbecue, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Uno Chicago Grill and Wine World. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; Hyde Park.

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The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured is Joe Johnson, of the Strasse Haus, frying goetta for Goetta Chedda and goetta burritos at last year’s Goettafest.

Culinary Trip Around the World, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2637 Edmondson Road, Explore dining delicacies of Africa, Asia, South America and Europe with host adventurer and cookbook author, Kate Pleatman of World Family Kitchen. Open to families to learn about culture, food and spices. Family friendly. $5 per person. Reservations required. 531-7000; email; Norwood.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit


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Ten characteristics of a good father 1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accomplished in age-appropriate ways without crushing developing egos. 3. Spend quality oneon-one time. To choose to spend time with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affording opportunity for all kinds of conversation and interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They must be the path being traveled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.”

A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude s a y s , “Spirituality is an Father Lou important Guntzelman part of everyone’s Perspectives l i f e . ” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does not mean being able to do everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories.


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They even keep aging dads young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, work-time, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitive-type men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as firm. Good fathers can take responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world made sense.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

“Traveling was difficult and inconvenient for my family. Had this procedure been available in Cincinnati, I would have received it right here, at home.” John Metzger, a Cincinnati resident, had TAVR in Cleveland, in September 2010.

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Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world

I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary circuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of

Cooking) a n d Shirley Corriher ( C o o k W i s e , B a k e Wise). I first Rita heard of Heikenfeld M a g g i e Rita’s kitchen t h r o u g h Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her “Green Apron� ad there. For years, Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting services. As a registered dietitian (she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrition),

Maggie’s passion is helping folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page for interesting and timely tips.

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“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,� Maggie told me. Makes eight servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top� of the roast. This top blade steak (or flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a triangular-shaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak. This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak. One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown

minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of the rub over the top of the steak and rub all over the surface of the meat. Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for five minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about five more minutes for medium-rare, six more minutes for medium and eight more

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⠄2 cups shredded cheddar 8 strips bacon, fried and crumbled 4 green onions, sliced (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serves eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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City officials welcome Madisonville senior living facility


Attending the ribbon cutting for The Kenwood by Senior Star are, left to right, Angie Fairbanks, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Tom Rotz, co-executive director of The Kenwood; Wendell Young, Cincinnati City Council; Roxanne Qualls, vice mayor of Cincinnati; Michael Coler, co-executive director of The Kenwood; Billie Davis, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

The Kenwood by Senior Star, a residential facility for seniors in Madisonville, was recently welcomed by city of Cincinnati officials. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls proclaimed “The Kenwood by Senior Star Day” and recognized the community for offering the highest level of personalized service, a five-star environment and the amenities that facilitate healthy and active

lifestyles. The Kenwood is a 16story, 288-unit community at 5435 Kenwood Road that offers an 8,000-square-foot luxury spa complex that provides therapeutic and medi-spa services. In addition, the community features a fitness center, valet, and gourmet dining options. “We are excited to officially open and showcase The Kenwood by Senior Star

Hebrew Union graduates follow in fathers’ steps Completing a course of study is always a time of celebration, but for the families of three students at the Cincinnati (Clifton) campus of Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion, this spring has particular meaning. Each of the students will be going into the family business, so to speak. They are following in the footsteps of their fathers, and in the case of Aaron Miller, the footsteps of his grandfather as well. Miller, along with Laila Haas, was among the rabbinical students ordained Saturday, May 21, at Isaac M. Wise Temple. Miller’s father, Jonathan Miller, is a rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Ala., as was his grandfather, Judea Miller, now deceased. Haas’ father, Steven Haas, is a cantor at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach, Fla. Ariel Boxman, another HUC-JIR student, will not be ordained until next year but she graduated with a master’s degree May 19, also at Isaac M. Wise Temple. Those completing rabbinical studies, are awarded a master’s degree after four years and are then ordained upon completion of a fifth year. At the same time, Boxman’s father, Rabbi Bradd Boxman, will accept an honorary doctorate, a distinction bestowed on those completing 25 years of service as a rabbi. While growing up, Miller, 27, had no interest in being a rabbi. He tells a story of how as a typical 14-yearold, he battled with his father over taking out the garbage. But when his father asked him if he would rather be a garbage man or a rabbi when he grew up, the teen had no doubt. He’d rather be a garbage man. But Miller says he was not overly rebellious in high school. He says one of the worse things he did was eat pepperoni pizza. He credits growing up in the South as part of what nurtured his faith. “It’s cool to be religious in the South,” he said. When as juniors and seniors, his high school friends began taking their faith seriously and reading the Bible, he did the same. “We would talk about the Bible over lunch,” said Miller. The Reform Jewish Summer Camp Movement, which he attended every year, first has a young camper and then in later years as a junior counselor, also fed his faith.

But it wasn’t until a family vacation that he told him his parents that he was beginning to consider the rabbinate. And that happened accidentally. Although she denies it, said Miller, his mother overpacks. She takes more clothes on vacation than she can fit into her suitcase. So she tucks the extra garments into the suitcases of other family members. At one point, as the family was driving to Sanibel Island in Florida, his mother reached over to her son’s backpack to grab something of hers out of it. As she did so, she came across the TaNakh, the Jewish Bible, which Miller planned to read while on vacation – just as his friends were doing on their vacations. She held it up in shock. “What is this doing here?” Miller’s father saw it and said, “Why do you have that?” Miller laughs. Of all the things a parent could find in a teen son’s backpack, certainly a Bible should not be cause for consternation. But it was so unexpected for his parents. Miller simply said, “Well, I am thinking of becoming a rabbi.” His father was thrilled, but he never pushed his son in that direction. Still the senior Miller had a hand in his son’s decision. “If my father did not love being a rabbi, if he did not love his congregation as much as he does, I would never have considered becoming a rabbi,” said Miller. At his ordination, Miller wore his grandfather’s tallit, the prayer shawl his grandmother gave him when his grandfather died. Judea Miller, a rabbi for a congregation in Rochester, New York, was a prominent social justice activist through the 1960s through the 1990s. He was active in the civil rights movement, spearheaded the effort to force the Soviet Union to allow Jews to emigrate to countries where they could freely practice their faith and took a leading role in the sanctuary movement that harbored Central Americans fleeing violence and death in their homelands. He fought against the death penalty, and his congregation was the one of the first to openly welcome gays and lesbians into the congregation. For a thesis, Miller wrote a biography of his grandfather, whose papers are stored at the American Jewish Archives at HUC-JIR.

“I felt so lucky that I could do that, that the papers were there. It allowed me to get to know him as a rabbi. I only knew him as a grandfather – he died when I was 11. It breaks my heart that my grandfather won’t be there for my ordination. He would have been so proud.” The Hyde Park resident and his wife, Lauren, will be moving to Washington. D.C., this summer where Miller will serve as one of the rabbis for the Washington Hebrew Congregation. Becoming a rabbi was not something, Ariel Boxman, 25, considered while growing up.

“I grew up in a typical Jewish home where we observed the customs of the Jewish faith, but I was never particularly interested in religion,” she said. Then she spent a semester in Israel while in high school. The experience was “transformative.” “I found the Judaism of myself, not my parents or anyone else,” she said. “I returned home and said, ‘Dad, I want to be a rabbi.’ He was shocked, but has fully supported me. I think he thought my interest might fade, but it didn’t.” She became involved with Jewish organizations at

American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied international relations. Upon graduation, she moved to Cincinnati to begin rabbinical studies. After she is ordained next year, the Amberley Village resident plans to pursue a master’s degree in Jewish education, a new offering of HUC-JIR. “Traditionally, you go to serve a congregation upon ordination,” said Boxman. “But my passion is education. I want to work in a synagogue educating youth and adults. I am very excited.” And her father is very proud.


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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Lawrence D. Chambers, born 1964, criminal damaging or endangering, May 10. Brent H. Flenner, born 1982, receiving stolen property, May 11. Kenny Ruehl, born 1989, disorderly conduct, May 12. Diana Ramsey, born 1980, disorderly conduct, May 14. Jason T. Alston, born 1975, theft under $300, May 14. Kenneth Dubuc, born 1966, disorderly conduct, May 14. Gregory A. Payne Jr., born 1970, board of health violation, May 16. Michael D. Meyer, born 1980, disorderly conduct, May 16. Travis Meyer, born 1984, disorderly conduct, May 16. Steven Roberts, born 1962, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, May 17. Arthur Mandel Moody, born 1959, possession of an open flask, May 19. Edward E. Langdon, born 1969, disorderly conduct, May 21. Jeffrey L. Redmond, born 1964, city income tax, May 21. Jennifer Lynn Cox, born 1982, receiving stolen property, 1887 Madison Road, May 23. Joshua Carter, born 1989, obstruct-

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ing official business, 5335 Ward St., May 23. Kevin Woodrow, born 1964, domestic violence, May 23. Lydell Thompson, born 1960, possession of an open flask, May 23. Robert Barone, born 1944, theft under $300, 3872 Paxton Ave., May 23. Caspar Gill, born 1962, menacing, May 24. Harlan J. Davis, born 1958, theft under $300, 3086 Madison Road, May 24. Ricardo L. Avery, born 1955, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., May 24. Thomas Johnson, born 1957, theft under $300, 3086 Madison Road, May 24. Deshawndre Gaston, born 1992, criminal trespassing, 3295 Erie Ave., May 25. Yvonne Alexander, born 1958, theft over $5,000, 2221 Madison Road, May 25. Daril Arnold, born 1973, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, 5112 Ravenna St., May 26. Greg Hall, born 1963, receiving stolen property, theft under $300, 1955 Madison Road, May 26. Rebe Cody, born 1962, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3041

Cohoon St., May 26. Jennifer R. Pope, born 1975, theft $300 to $5000, 3872 Paxton Ave., May 27. John Wright, born 1975, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., May 27. Jackie L. Kilgore, born 1954, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., May 28. Jerry Jones, born 1953, aggravated menacing, 2700 Madison Road, May 28. Maria Isabel Guzman-Lara, born 1974, theft under $300, falsification, 4825 Marburg Ave., May 28. Tiran Kelly, born 1989, domestic violence, May 28. Anthony Mason, born 1974, assault, 3295 Erie Ave., May 31. Gerald M. French, born 1963, aggravated menacing, 4804 Whetsel Ave., May 31. Paula L. Kirk, born 1954, compounding a crime, May 9.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery

4919 Mathis St., May 20.

Aggravated burglary

2900 Losantiville Ave., May 22.

Aggravated robbery

6130 Ridge Ave., May 21.

Breaking and entering

1318 Duncan Ave., May 21.

2379 Madison Road, May 25. 2831 Inverness Place, May 25.


5400 Watertower Court No. 210, May 20. 6118 Arnsby Place No. 2, May 20. 4320 Brownway Ave., May 20. 2400 Grandview Ave. No. 3, May 22. 6619 Palmetto St., May 22. 4304 Duck Creek Road No. 4, May 23. 2805 Madison Road, May 25.

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1955 Madison Road, May 26.


1540 Chapel St., May 20. 5000 Observatory Circle, May 21. 5342 Indian Mound Ave., May 22. 4228 Ballard Ave., May 23. 4900 Babson Place, May 25. 1955 Madison Road, May 26.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Tresa Vogt, 31, 2047 Queen City Ave., theft at 3400 Highland, May 18. Aglisberto Gonzalez, 28, 625 W. 11th St., theft at 3400 Highland, May 22. Kimberly Watkins, 40, 585 W. Liberty Ave., drug possession, theft at 3400 Highland, May 19. Richard Ladd, 47, 27 Ladl Mt. Holly Lot 36, theft, drug abuse instruments at 3400 Highland, May 20. Grover Davis, 32, 5164 Ralph Ave.,

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The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. theft at 3400 Highland, May 22. Terrence Washington, 38, 3011 Cavanaugh Ave., carrying concealed weapon at 5650 View Pointe Drive, May 21. Alexandria Jones, 29, 5612 View Pointe Drive, domestic violence at 5612 Viewpointe Drive, May 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 5245 Ridge Road, May 18.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle tires damaged at 5535 Buffer Lane, May 19.


$200 removed at 5603 Viewpointe Drive, May 21. Attempt made at 3240 Highland Ave., May 26.




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

Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


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Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

“Tired of playing church? We are too!” Come join us at

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

513-474-1428 •

Nursery Care Provided


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


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


9:00 Equipping · 10:15 Exploring · 11:30 Exploring

Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

Building Homes Relationships & Families

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

8032 Ashley View Drive: Kane Michael & Jeanne to Jackson Gail; $405,000.


9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center)


Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary


All Are Welcome

3 Traditional Worship Services





2 Contemporary Worship Services

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Alone"

Colbert Frith, 32, 3601 Wood St., driving under suspension, May 20. Ryan Noe, 22, 548 George St., driving under influence, May 21. Troy Adams, 63, 2620 Norwood Ave., theft, May 21. Selinda D. Henry, 31, 909 Poplar St., driving under suspension, May 23. Matthew Olix, 20, 604 Webb Road, drug abuse, May 24. Kimberly R. Nichols, 26, 4211 Allendorf Drive, driving under suspension, May 24. Andrew R. Coleman, 25, 1957 Fairfax Ave., driving under suspension,

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

Contemporary Worship Center on Forest Road

New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road

First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230


Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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



Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service






MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided


428 Strafer St.: Cottage Hill Development LLC to Banks Jason; $399,275.


3857 Germania Ave.: Hilton Capital Group LLC to West Philip A.; $25,000.


1312 Cryer Ave.: Pugsley Paul & Victoria K. to Ofir Eran; $290,000. 1333 Meier Ave.: Smith Wesley to Hardy Kevin J.; $135,000. 14 Corbin Drive: Schuitemaker Michael to Souleles Thomas S.; $955,000. 2560 Erie Ave.: Gibbons Christopher J. to Ackerman Robert Michael; $350,000. 2754 Linshaw Court: Schneider Henry W. to 2754 Linshaw Avenue LLC; $310,000. 2809 Griffiths Ave.: Warzala Kristie L. to Puskarcik Lisa; $143,000. 2924 Erie Ave.: Cos Alfonso J. Tr to Smith-Monahan Richard; $305,000. 3257 Tarpis Ave.: Burnet Cpaital LLC to Green Point LLC; $98,400. 3319 Erie Ave.: 3319 Erie Avenue Real Estate Group LLC to Ast Holdings LLC; $375,000. 3323 Erie Ave.: 3319 Erie Avenue Real Estate Group LLC to Ast Holdings LLC; $375,000. 3415 Duncan Ave.: Chase Development Ltd. to 3413-3415 Duncan Avenue; $375,000. 3431 Shaw Ave.: Hws Properties LLC to 3431 Shaw Avenue LLC; $340,000. 3516 Stettinius Ave.: Stettinius Land Company LLC to 3516 Stettinius Avenue Ll; $675,000. 3517 Stettinius Ave.: Stettinius Land Company LLC to 3516 Stettinius Avenue Ll; $675,000. 3521 Stettinius Ave.: Stettinius Land Company LLC to 3516 Stettinius Avenue Ll; $675,000. 3542 Forestoak Court: Mammen Joshua M. V. to Kramer Kevin; $122,000. 3605 Edwards Road: Homan Douglas A. to Walker Bradley D.; $268,000. 3616 Amberson Ave.: Off Eleanor B. to Mahoney Brooke M.; $175,000. 3736 Ashworth Drive: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Hausfeld Jessica M.; $132,759.


5086 Bouchaine Way: Hardin Tyler to Strehle Stephanie R.; $444,000.


4811 Plainville Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Downs Heather; $34,000. 5222 Kenwood Road: Fannie Mae to Harbourt Portfolio VI Lp; $6,647. 5424 Whetsel Ave.: Wright Alfred L.

May 24. Anthony J. Hyatt, 31, 4415 Huntington Ave., theft, May 24. Gary Sparks, 39, 5307 Ebersole Ave., theft, May 26. Matthew C. Gerace, 27, 401 S. Broadway St., driving under suspension, May 26. George R. Perkins, 24, 217 12Th St., theft, May 26.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Pellet gun taken from Walmart; $53 at Red Bank Road, May 18.



Thomas Walton, 34, 2065 Sutton, drug paraphernalia, May 22. Jamaar Byrd, 19, 6322 Bancroft St., drug abuse, May 27.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Currency taken; $5 at 3842 Indianview Ave., May 27. A Lacrosse stick was taken off porch; $100 at 6728 Fieldhouse, May 28.



Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Traffic hazard

Utility trailer blocking roadway at 619 Amherst, May 18.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. to Clay David A.; $73,900. 5538 Davies Place: Federal National Mortgage Association to Wuebold Rick A.; $25,500. 6000 Chandler St.: Wilson Kori Jallyn@3 to Wilson Martha Ann; $91,200. 6516 Roe St.: Ball Gwydion & Amanda to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $70,000. 6619 Windward Ave.: Sams Larry D. & Lori L. to Fannie Mae; $46,000. 6710 Buckingham Place: Wohlman Geraldine to Federal Home Loan Mortgage; $40,000. Mariemont Chestnut St.: Dretzka Lizabeth & Philip to Millis Andrew A.; $180,000.


6958 Nolen Circle: Brown Nadean Lynn to Brown Jason K; $328,000.


1094 Richwood Ave.: Reidel Steven L. & Molly M. to Schwartz Terry L.; $383,000. 1142 Herschel Ave.: Underhill R. David to U.S. Bank National; $300,000. 2995 Linwood Ave.: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Goddard Chris M.; $172,500.


Marburg Ave.: Westfield Station LLC to Lawler Justin M.; $310,000. 2870 Markbreit Ave.: Walls James T. to Ddd Restoration LLC; $52,000. 3130 Markbreit Ave.: Morris Tricia C. to Millhaem Michael R.; $210,000. 3601 Madison Road: Cloward Dolores & Gary Hollis to US Bank NA Tr; $52,000. 3742 Drakewood Drive: Prudential Relocation Inc. to Dollard Karl M.; $360,000. 3742 Drakewood Drive: Marshall Paul T. & Renee to Prudential Relocation Inc.; $360,000. 3834 Hyde Park Ave.: Crosstown 3834 Apartments LLC to Mersch Jerry B.; $643,500. 3921 Paxton Ave.: Salzarulo Assunta to Davis Craig M. Jr; $45,000. 4114 Thirty-Second Ave.: Huang Thomas C. & Dallas Caudill to Raqye Kathleen; $216,500. 4116 Ballard Ave.: Cutcher Michael R. & Janine C. to Union Savings Bank; $118,000. 4230 Brownway Ave.: Kalomeres Paul J. to Getsfred Bradley C.; $130,500. 4408 Verne Ave.: Rahe Daniel J. & Pearlie to U.S. Bank NA.; $60,000.


621 Miami Ave.: Weston Linda D. Tr to Ridgway William M.; $570,000.


Eastern Hills Journal

June 15, 2011

Put the scent off your dog with these bathing tips “Pee-u!, Nosey, what have you been rolling in?” I asked, opening the door to let her in and practically gagging. “That goopy thing out in the backyard,” she replied, happily, tail wagging. “Don’t you think I smell great?” “Don’t be so pleased with yourself, missy, you are getting a bath,” I said. “No!” She howled, turning and running from me; the scent of eau de rotting rabbit corpse spreading through the house. “You brought this on yourself young lady,” I said grabbing her by the collar and marching her down the basement steps to the stationary tub. She whimpered the entire way as though I were tugging on her tail. Thank goodness that basset hounds are a relatively low-maintenance, “wash and wear” breed of dog, because Nosey is fairly messy. All they require is a bath once in a while, regular brushing, ear cleaning

and toenail clipping. I also regularly dust her fat little belly with Lady Anti Monkey Butt Marsie powder. Her Hall vet approves Newbold and it keeps her smelling Marsie’s fresh. Menagerie But other breeds like poodles and cocker spaniels need regular trips to a professional groomer to keep their coats in good shape. What should the typical owner know about grooming their dog? I called my pal Chip Pritchard, the second generation owner of Melody Manor Grooming Salon in Newport, to find out. “The first thing people need to consider is what type of dog they have,” he explained. “Do you have a long- or short-haired dog? A short-haired dog, you might be able to groom


Nosey gets all the soap rinsed out of her fur to prevent skin irritations. yourself, but a long-haired breed like the shih tzu, you would typically bring them to a professional groomer.” Leeann Sullivan, who has worked at Melody Manor for several years, suggests that owners get into a habit of brushing their dog every day. That will keep the hair from becoming matted. She cautions never to never bathe a dog with a matted coat. “That only makes things worse.” The type of shampoo

and conditioner you use should be very dog and skin friendly. Don’t use human products. Chip says that it is OK for owners to take their dogs out in the driveway in warm weather, mix the shampoo you are going to be using in a bucket, wet them down with a hose and shampoo away. The most important part, he says is to rinse every bit of soap off of the dog. Any residue can cause irritation. He is also a big proponent of drying dogs with a towel and letting them finish by air drying. He has some rules of thumb: Don’t bathe a dog (unless absolutely neces-

sary) more often than every 28 to 30 days and trim their nails every four weeks. (Only if necessary, though. If a dog walks on the pavement a lot, the nails naturally wear down.) There are now some wonderful treatments to cut down on shedding. Chip is particularly excited about the results he’s been getting with a conditioner called Best Shot Ultra Plenish. “We massage it into the fur for about 10 to 15 minutes and it allows the undercoat to release. You could call it a miracle the way it cuts down on shedding.” And I could certainly use one of those. My MINI

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Cooper has a black interior and since Nosey happened along, it looks like a snow storm! For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be a very rewarding, yet challenging job.

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Social worker Krista Gingrich at Legacy Court with her grandmother. Purposeful activities, socialization & companionship are provided for our adult day participants in the secure environment at Legacy Court. Peace of mind is provided to our caregivers, knowing your loved one is engaged and cared for by the qualified, loving staff of Legacy Court.

Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM (includes 2 meals per day)


All-natural dog shampoo and conditioner Ear cleaner/cotton balls/cotton swabs Supply of old towels Washrags Brush/comb Pre-moistened pet wipes to do touch-ups between baths Nail clippers Styptic powder



MADEIRA BEACH. From $74/nt or $407/wk. Across from Gulf beach. AAA/AARP/Military discounts! Pool! Toll free 866-394-0751

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The goal of the Adult Day Program at Legacy Court is to help create a support network which allows those affected with memory loss to enjoy life on their own terms, and allows caregivers the peace of mind to attend to everyday life.

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SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


BEST OF SIESTA KEY Gulf front condo, Crescent Beach. All amenities. Bright & airy. July 4th Special! Weeks also avail. from 7/23. Cincy owner, 232-4854

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2 BR , 2 BA Gulf Front con do. Heated pool, balcony. Many upgrades. 513-771-1373, 448-7171

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

Sale Ends Sunday!!

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

SOUTH CAROLINA Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACHES BEST VALUE! Beach condo, 2BR, 2BA, pool. Rent weekly. Local owner. 513-875-4155.

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2012, Monthly Discounts •

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3040 Madison Rd. * Cincinnati, OH 45209 CE-0000463007



Eastern Hills Journal

June 15, 2011

Cincinnati Bell’s NEW 4G Twice as fast as other national carriers.



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Offer expires 6/30/11. Network speed claim based on field comparison of average download speeds for CBW, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks April 2011. Actual speed may vary. 4G not available in all areas. Buy-one-get-one-free phone requires 2-year contract, mail-in rebate and smartphone data plan subscription. Limit one free phone per account. Contract Buyout requires 2-year contract. Termination fee reimbursement provided via mail-in rebate and subject to $100/line, 5 line/$500 limit per account. Proof of fee required. Contract cancellations after 30 days are subject to pro-rated early termination fee of $175 for Standard Tier phones and $325 for Premium Tier phones. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Offer not valid on i-wireless. Credit check and $35 Activation Fee required for new activations. Certain restrictions apply. While supplies last. See store for details.


BusinessesalongPlainville Roadcouldgetsomefinancial helpsprucinguptheir buildings,thankstoa$90,000 grantawardedtoColumbia Township. TheCommu...


BusinessesalongPlainville Roadcouldgetsomefinancial helpsprucinguptheir buildings,thankstoa$90,000 grantawardedtoColumbia Township. TheCommu...