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More Mt. Lookout public space? City councilwoman proposes more benches in square

By Lisa Wakeland

MT. LOOKOUT – Mount Lookout square soon could have more public gathering space. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan relayed a proposal to add more benches and landscaping in front of the Nailtique and Lookout Joe’s building at last week’s Mount Lookout Community Council meeting. “We don’t have a public gathering space and it’s something I think about a lot,” said Quinlivan, who lives in Mount Lookout. “I’ve been talking to people about making that a public space that will extend across that building. It’s a win-win for the community.” If the building owner approves the proposal the city of Cincinnati would install a couple trees and benches, Quinlivan said. The proposal for a public gathering place led to a discussion about maintaining the current public spaces around Mount Lookout square. Lookout Joe’s currently maintains the planter boxes at the site, but the Mount Lookout Community Council maintain most of the landscaping in the square, said Community Council Vice President Eric Flamme. “We recognize it has not been well-kept for the past several months,” he said. “We don’t want to spend much on landscape maintenance at same time things were being torn out and destroyed.” Construction on the second phase of the square revitalization is scheduled to begin in early July. It will include wider sidewalks,


City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan proposed expanding the outdoor space in front of the building that houses Lookout Joe’s and Nailtique.

“I’ve been talking to people about making that a public space that will extend across that building. It’s a win-win for the community.” Laure Quinlivan decorative lighting, extended curbs at crosswalks, additional greenspace and other enhancements. Flamme noted that funding cuts have reduced the Community Council’s ability to spend as much

money maintaining the square as in previous years. The Community Council recently received bids for landscaping work and Flamme said residents should start noticing a difference soon.

Quinlivan said the city’s Parks Department maintains nearby Hyde Park square and Mount Lookout could consider contracting with the city as well. Resident Lynne Hansen said she likes the idea of contracting with the city Parks Department and would like to see perennials and shrubs in the larger traffic islands because they would look nice and require minimal maintenance. For more about your community, visit

July 4th celebration set at Ault Park By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK – The Ault Park Advisory Council wasn’t ready to see an annual tradition fade. Although the Fourth of July celebration was organized by the Cincinnati East Tea Party last year, the organization was looking to scale back its involvement. “We think this is a great community event, and we thought it should be continued,” said Christopher Heekin with the Ault Park Advisory Council. This year’s 46th annual celebration will be Monday, July 4, at Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave. The day’s activities will kick off with the children’s bicycle parade at 11 a.m. Registration for the parade will be at 10:30 a.m. The event will then resume 610 p.m. with a disc jockey providing music and vendors selling refreshments. A fireworks display by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will end the celebration at 10 p.m. Heekin said a few changes were made in how the event is set up. Heekin said in the past an average of 65 volunteers was

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needed. Fewer will be required this year with the participation of outside food vendors, he said. Expenses involved with the event, which costs about $25,000, were also taken into consideration, said Heekin. Heekin said a number of sponsors, including Richards Industries, have stepped forward to help out this year. He said from 15 to 20 local businesses are also helping cover costs. The event draws 4,000 to 5,000 people each year. Heekin said the Ault Park Advisory Council is already looking ahead. Live music is being considered for next year, he said. For details, visit the web site For more about your community visit

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Exterior demolition to begin on Oakley project

By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY – The developer of an Oakley project said residents will soon see visible signs that work has begun. Cincinnati City Council recently approved a concept plan for the new Oakley Station at Marburg and Ibsen avenues. The mixeduse development, which is budgeted at $120 million, will include retail, commercial and residential components as well as a movie theater. Steve Dragon, a representative for developer Vandercar Holding Inc. said

interior demolition and salvage has been completed. He said exterior demolition Draugelis on the site, which was formerly occupied by Cincinnati Milacron, will start in the next few weeks. In response to a concern by a resident about potential dust issues Dragon said the area will be misted with water to reduce the amount of dust. "We fully expect and have confidence in the developer that they will

comply with all safety and hazardous containment laws and regulations," said Peter Draugelis, board president of the Oakley Community Council. Dragon said efforts at obtaining a Clean Ohio Grant will also continue. The grant will provide a maximum of $3 million in funding. In addition to this grant, which will come from a revitalization fund, Dragon said the developer is attempting to procure an assistance fund grant from the Clean Ohio Council as well. This grant will be for $300,000. Dragon said Oakley Sta-

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tion will incorporate greenfriendly design standards such as the recycling of materials on the demolition site. A public hearing providing additional information on this grant will be part of the August Oakley Community Council meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. For more about your community visit

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Mariemont seeing more thefts By Lisa Wakeland

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MARIEMONT – Mariemont residents have been experiencing a rash of thefts from vehicles in the past few weeks. Police Chief Rick Hines said there have been multiple incidents, most involving unlocked vehicles. “I encourage people not to leave those valuables in vehicle,” he said at a recent council meeting. “Even if it’s locked if the valuables are there then, unfortunately, you’ll probably have to buy a new window, too.” In May, there were three thefts from vehicles on Settle and Homewood roads on the same day. The suspects took currency and GPS units from the vehicles, with a combined value of nearly $300, according to records from the Mariemont Police Department. There have been 30

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porches, the records show. There was also one reported auto theft and the vehicle was recovered. Through May 2011 more than $25,000 worth of property has been report-

ed stolen in Mariemont and about $6,000 of property has been recovered, according to police records. Hines said the police department is taking measures to combat thefts in the village and Councilman Dennis Wolter asked if more public education would be effective. The Mariemont Police Department sends reminders and crime notices to residents, but Hines said it’s hard to gauge how effective that has been. For more about your community, visit Mon-Sat 8-7 • Sun 11-4

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Little Miami fire stations on track By Rob Dowdy

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. 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 pull-through station would be ideal, so

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Theater coming to Oakley Movie theater operator Cinemark announced today it would become the first anchor tenant at the $120 million retail, office, entertainment and residential development planned for the site of the former Milacron factory in Oakley. The Plano, Texas, company said it will open its first local theater – its 20th in Ohio – by next summer at the development called Oakley Station. Developer Rob Smyjunas of Vandercar Holdings revealed in recent months that he and a partner, USS Realty, had purchased the 74-acre site at Marburg and Ibsen roads and would revive five-year-old development plans. He’d build 350,000 square feet of retail buildings, 250,000 square feet of offices, 300 apart-



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Columbia Twp. prepares road projects By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. – Residents in Williams Meadow and Seven Hills in Columbia Township are weeks away from newly paved roads. Columbia Township officials are moving ahead with the

$500,000 project, despite the funds needed for the work are coming from a levy that won’t begin collecting money until the start of next year. Fiscal officer Paul Davis said the township sold a bond to PNC Bank and will then pay the bank back using the levy funds in 2012.

“That way we can go ahead and get to work on this project,” he said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the timeline for completing the project isn’t finalized yet, but the contractors have stated it will be done by the end of summer. “I know they have to be com-

pleted by Aug. 30,” he said. Columbia Township voters approved a 2.25-mill road levy May 3 with 70 percent in favor of the new levy, the township's first in 16 years. The levy will generate $295,000 annually for road repairs and cost owners of a home with a market value of $100,000

an additional $68.41 per year. The project consists of replacing Lemon the mill and overlay of each road in the two neighborhoods, as well as 4,800 feet of curb in Williams Meadow. The total mileage in both neighborhoods is 1.48 miles.

Terrace Park considering gateway signs By Lisa Wakeland

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Terrace Park without storm siren By Lisa Wakeland

TERRACE PARK – The village is temporarily without a severe weather siren. Fire Chief Luke Frey recently reported that the siren, which is used for both severe weather and fire notification, has a broken motor. The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency may place an outdoor severe weather siren in Terrace Park, but Frey said the earliest installation date is August 2012. Frey said he is more concerned about the siren for severe weather notification for residents rather than notifying emergency crews of a fire. “This need to get fixed,” he said Frey said the motor can

be rebuilt and installed and would cost between $1,700 and $2,000. Mayor Jay Gohman said village officials are on target to have the siren repaired as soon as possible. If the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency placed a siren in Terrace Park it would be installed and maintained by the county at no cost to the village, Frey said. Hamilton County’s outdoor warning sirens used to sound automatically if a severe thunderstorm warning was issued during a tornado watch, but a recent policy change gives emergency management officials more discretion when using outdoor warning sirens. For more about your community, visit

TERRACE PARK – Construction on the Wooster Pike medians will begin soon, but some Terrace Park residents are taking on another related task. Resident Sue Porter said there are a few citizens who want to design and install a gateway sign in the median at either end of the village. The signage would be privately funded and need to be approved by Terrace Park Village Council and the Ohio Department of Transportation, she said. Landscaped, segmented medians would span the village's entire 1.6-mile stretch of Wooster Pike. Porter suggested forming a subcommittee to work on the gateway signs at the eastern and western entrances to the village. "It'd

Terrace Park residents want to design gateway signage for the new medians that will be installed this summer, but a design has not been determined.

The project, which was initiated in 2008, consists of landscaped, segmented medians along the village’s 1.6-mile stretch of Wooster Pike and is expected to cost $875,245. The cost of the project to village taxpayers, including engineering and design plans, will be about $82,086. Terrace Park received $464,818 from the American Recovery and

be an enhancement of what is already present," she said. The first phase of the project would be to find out what residents and village officials would like to see, then move into design, fundraising and installation. Councilman Mark Porst said a gateway can mean different things to different people and sharing ideas early will increase the likelihood of success for the project.

"It'd be good to set parameter of what you're trying to accomplish within the committee," he said. "I think it's a fantastic idea." Plans for some type of gateway sign is included within the scope of the median project, as approved by ODOT, said Councilman Jim Muennich. "We're trying to create the feeling of being a resi-



Reinvestment Act for this project. Perennials and drought-tolerant shrubs will be planted in the medians. The project also includes double-head decorative street lights, brick pavers at the end of each median segment, paver crosswalks and concrete curbs on Indian Hill and Given roads and at Elm and Western avenues. It is expected to be complete this year. dential community," he said. "The ideas being floated would be very simple and subtle signage in the median at each end of the village. It would benefit residents that feel pride in the community." Final approval will come from state officials, who will determine if the proposed signage meets traffic and safety standards.


Sign of the times – Madisonville to get gateway sign By Forrest Sellers

MADISONVILLE – Residents will have a chance to weigh in on a new gateway sign for the community. “It is long overdue,” said Kathy Garrison, executive director of Madisonville Weed and Seed Sustained. “We need something that identifies us.” The community applied for and received a $30,000 grant from the city’s Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program. This grant will be used for the sign, which will be installed at the intersection of Plainville and Madison roads. Madisonville Community Councilwoman Deborah Tolliver, who is head of the community’s Business and Economic Development Committee, said the city has provided a number of designs based on gateway signage from other Tristate communities.

Tolliver Garrison The designs, which range from traditional to contemporary, will be on display on the Madisonville website,, in the coming weeks. Residents will have a chance to vote on their favorite design. “It’s a way to show off your community,” said Tolliver about the benefits of gateway signage. “It’s an identifiable landmark where a pedestrian or traveler may be entering.” Tolliver said plans are to have the gateway sign installed by the end of the year. For more about your community visit madisonville.

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Mariemont schools looking at merit pay for teachers

By Lisa Wakeland

The Mariemont City School District is getting ready for a new compensation plan for teachers. “We are preparing for the onset of performance-based compensation,” Superintendent Paul Imhoff recently reported at the school board’s meeting. “We know it’s coming and we want to be ready.” Performance-based compensation for teachers is one of the sticking points as lawmakers debate Ohio’s next budget. The budget bill is in a conference committee, comprised of members from both the Ohio House of Representatives and the

Ohio Senate. Mariemont City Schools will partner with the Madeira City Schools and the Great Oaks Career Campuses to discuss strategies for implementing a performancebased compensation system, Imhoff said. “It’s going to take time and it has to be done thoughtfully ... our staff needs to be involved,” he said. Administrators at the Mariemont City Schools will take five to six online courses, each about an hour long, to learn more about how a performance-based compensation system for teachers should work, Imhoff said. The new system would give teachers salary increases based on

performance and evaluations instead of seniority and level of training, as it is now. The Mariemont City School District Board of Education has been revising the school district’s fiveyear forecast, which anticipates changes to teacher compensation and potential state funding cuts. Board member Bill Flynn said they’ve managed to prepare the financial forecasts, despite the number of unknown variables. The school board approved $972,133 in cuts for the upcoming school year and plans to cut another $300,000 in the next two years. “We’re well-positioned for what could happen,” board member Peggy Braun said.


Mariemont City Schools will look at ways to implement a performance-based compensation system for teachers.


The site of the former Fairfax Elementary is cleared and ready for construction of the new junior high.



An aerial photo shows the demolition around Mariemont Elementary School.

The original section of Terrace Park Elementary School remains on the site while newer wings were demolished.

Mariemont school construction to start soon

By Lisa Wakeland

School may be finished, but the work on three Mariemont City School District buildings will be picking up this summer. Demolition is wrapping up at Mariemont and Terrace Park elementary schools and new construction should begin soon.

Both Terrace Park and Mariemont elementary schools will have a combination of new construction and renovation. Fairfax Elementary was demolished last year and a new junior high will be built on that site. The current junior high will be retired when school starts in 2012. Voters approved a $39.8 million bond issue and operating levy


University of Akron fall semester – Kyla Collins University of Cincinnati winter quarter – William Abner, Abdelaziz Akkoub, Philip Alexander, Israel Ali, Ryan Alsbrooks, Rachel Ancona, Holly Angel, Monica Arno, Jordan Arvanitis, Emily Asher, Rocio Atarama, Avinash Athi, Jill Bader, William Bain, Barry Baker, Ryan Barker, Suzanna Barnes, Rebecca Beatty, Brittany Bentley, Cayla Black, Katelynn Blalock, Susan Blocksom, Elizabeth Bostelman, Matthew Brenn, Marrisa Brickey, Donald Broerman, Aimee Brown, Ashley Brown, Lauren Brown, Debra Burgess, Annessa Burnett, Katherine Butcher, Charles Cain, Elizabeth Callis, Barry Carr, Peggy Center, Samantha Chiodi, Carl Christen, Daniel Cissell, John Clays, Jonathon Colyer, Alison Conwell, Alison Cook, Amanda Cook, Daniel Couch, Andrew Cox, Brian Crone, Amanda Curran, Kara Dadosky, John Daniel, Ashlie Davis, Stephen Deters, Taryn Diersing, Cara Dietzman, Tyler Doerman, Kevin Dolan, Paul Donley, Michol Dowling, Ryan Dugan, Azizzhon Dzhuraev, Carmen Edmonds, Elizabeth Egbers, John Eudaly, Megan Fakes, Zulfia Fayzullina, Elliott Feldman, Mackenzie Fields, Stephanie Fightmaster, James Fisk, Ellen Flohn, Tabitha Francis, Michael Frank, Eric Frey, Chase Gable, Andreas Galliker, Zev Ganulin, Daniel Garlock, Sarah Garvey, Julia Gates, Micah Gay, Grant Geiser, Chris Gering, Dag Gjertsen, Peter Goldstein, Maria Gomez, Ashley Goodman, Kathleen Grace, Brendan Grawe, Nicholas Guilkey, Antonette Gunderson, Katelyn Gunderson, Joseph Haas, Kathryn Haas, Kelly Haines, Katherine Hale, Hilary Halverstadt, Kelsey Hamada, Blake Hammond, Jeffry Hampe, Lauren Hancock, Asia Harrison, Justin Hassebrock, Taylor Hatch, Kathryn Haumesser, Sharon Hay, Daniel Heinbaugh, Allyson Helmberger, Andrew Hennegan, Jean Henry, Kevin Hensley, James Herman, Simone Hernandez, Josiah Herrick, Margaux Hill, Zachary Hoffman, Zachary Holman, Kyle Honerlaw, Jaclyn Hopkins, Gordon Horn, Jennifer Horne, Taylor Howarth, Crystal Howitt, Anna Huelefeld, Byron Hutchins, Amaris Huxell, Desjuana Jackson, Mark Jacquez, David Jahnke, Matthew Janke, Shannon Jenike-Godshalk, Alexandria Jeske, Lindsey Johnson, Anne Johnston, Joy Johnston, Teresa Johnston, Jennifer Kahn, Michael Karaus, Mari Kasselman, Stephanie Keegan, Emily Keeping, Adam Kemper, Linda King, Amanda Kistner, Amy Kleesattel, Benjamin Kleesattel, David Kleesattel, Karly Kleiman, Wotsa Klu, Kersten Koloff, Sarah Kovacs, Andrea Kozakewich, Timothy Kuck, John Lame, Susan Landenwitsch, Bo Landess, Deatra Lawrence, Susan Lemons, Christopher Lewis, Samuel Linser, Elizabeth Linz, Qingyi Liu, Michael Logies, Antoine Lopez, Jonathan Lucas, Salisha Lundy, Owen Macmann, Daniel Macovei, Edward Mahon, Rachel Mains, Lindsey Marcum, Randall Marshall, Laurie Mayfield, Eden McDaniel, Misty McDonald, Grace McGillivray,

Sean McKenzie, Shaun McPherron, Kristin Meale, Melenda Meazle, Jing Wen Mei, Vanessa Melendez, Anna Merrifield, Allison Miller, Andrew Miller, Christine Miller, Andrea Monaghan, Michelle Moore, Kristianna Moreton, Justin Morrow, Jacquelyn Mountel, Kevin Mullin, Kristina Murray, Darian Neel, Steven Nieport, Daniel Niergarth, Lindsey Nuhn, Eilise O’Donnell, Patrick O’Keefe, Rachel Odenbeck, Austin Oldham, Scott Olman, Sandra Osborne, Christopher Pappas, Evan Passero, Katrina Patterson, Forrest Pettit, Lydia Pettit, Jared Philpot, Christopher Poulin, Brittany Prather, Kathryn Pratt, Rachel Prophett, Audrey Purvis, Abby Ray, Adriana Reedy, Matthew Remar, Jacob Riddle, Dennis Riggs, Holly Rogers, Emily Rogers-Fightmaster, Amanda Ross, Mark Rouse, Lauren Rucker, Elliot Rupe, Lisa Russ, Joel Russo, Mara Russo, Emily Salmon, Nathan Salmon, Stephen Sauer, James Sauve, Elise Saxton, Gregory Saxton, William Schlie, Kendahl Schloss, Anne Schmid, Laura Schmidt, Peter Schmidt, William Schmidt, Lindsey Schoeler, Elizabeth Schroer, David Schuler, Kristen Schwieterman, Jaimie Scott, Michelle Selnick, Erin Sheehy, Ashley Shelby, Irina Shibaeva, Karen Shull, Scott Siebert, Miriam Siegel, Nathan Siegel, Sarah Sizemore, Benjamin Sloan, Timothy Smile, Greg Smith, Hannah Smith, Julie Smith, Nicholas Sorrell, Adam Spradlin, Tasia Sprovach, Joseph Stamper, Michael Stapleton, Hannah Stein, Andrew Stephan, Kathleen Stewart, Sarah Striker, Lauren Sturgeon, Katrina Styles, Molly Sullivan, Christy Sunday, Kara Sunday, James Swan, Katherine Swan, Jessica Swanson, Rebecca Swensen, Nicholas Sylvest, Leah Taylor, Rebecca Theobald, Erika Thomas, Ryan Tillar, Rebecca Todd, Lena Tome, Quang Tran, Jeffrey Tyree, Daniel Veatch, Christian Veth, Maura Weaver, Maxwell Webster, Shawn Webster, Emily West, Taylor Wheeldon, Brynne Williams, Elisa Witkowski, Andrew Wygant, Jonathan Wygant, Steven Yee, Sanam Zahedi, Xuyang Zhang and Chao Zhu.


Ohio University – Christopher Bridges, Amelia Kramer and Kyle Shumrick. University of Cincinnati – Rebecca Beatty, Patrick Brady, Lilly Carothers, Shawna Carr, Alison Conwell, Manjeet Dhindsa, Chase Gable, Jennifer Green, Kathryn Haas, Amanda Hagerty, Kelsey Hamada, Catherine Heintz, Allyson Helmberger, Benjamin Huizenga, Joshua Jenkins, Megan Kingdon, Jason Kunkel, Scott Lang, Coriell Lewis, Cameron Logan, Randall Marshall, Robert McQuiston, Jude Miller, Brandon Mills, Scott Olman, Eric Oswald, Pamela Palmarini, Brittany Prather, Christie Scholl, Amy Shah, Karen Shull, Gretchen Simindinger, Sarah Sizemore, Andria Smith, Rodney Steadman, Margaret Stefater, Rebecca Theobald, Jeremy Tolbert and Emily West.

in 2010 that will help fund the facilities project and operating funds for the schools. The Mariemont City School District Board of Education is expected to accept bids for the construction at the elementary schools and the new junior high school in Fairfax at the June 21 meeting, said project manager Kathy Ryan.

“It’s for roofing, plumbing, everything,” she said. “A lot of the contractors asked for more time so we extended (the bidding deadline) by a week.” Some contractors are bidding on a package for one school while others are bidding for all three schools, Ryan said. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, June 15. A tower crane is scheduled to

arrive at Mariemont Elementary by the end of June and West Street may be closed for short periods of time during construction, she said. Drilling for geothermal wells at all three sites also will begin soon, Ryan said. Mike Hilton, of Turner Construction, said more than $5 million of work has been completed at the schools so far.

Teachers to talk tech at forum By Forrest Sellers

Several Cincinnati Country Day School staff will share educational strides in technology. Greg Martin, academic dean and humanities teacher, and Rob Baker, director of technology, will participate in a Microsoft Innovative Educators Forum. They were among 72 educators chosen from more than 5,000 to attend the forum in Redmond, Wash. Martin and Baker will focus specifically on the use of OneNote electronic notebooks in the classroom. OneNote has transformed teaching and learning, said Martin, who is a resident of


Cincinnati Country Day School staff Rob Baker, left, and Greg Martin will participate in an upcoming Microsoft Educators Forum. They will discuss the use of the OneNote electronic notebook, shown on the table in front of them, in the classroom. Mariemont. It’s an electronic three-ring binder a teacher and student can use anytime and anywhere, he said. “(It allows for) collaborative

note taking and sharing in real time,” said Martin. Students and staff at Cincinnati Country Day have used OneNote for several years. Martin said the school has around 800 OneNote notebooks. “I hope the Microsoft forum is an even bigger megaphone to spread the word about this compelling use of technology,” said Baker, a resident of Loveland and recent recipient of a Technology in Education Vision and Leadership Award. “We love the idea of sharing what we’re doing so students in other schools can benefit from the technology as well.” Cincinnati Country Day School has several conferences throughout the year on the use of tablet personal computers.

St. Ursula Academy names Maliborski new principal Craig Maliborski will be the next principal of St. Ursula Academy in East Walnut Hills. Maliborski serves at St. Ursula Academy as assistant principal. Maliborski has deep experience with Catholic education, strong academics, discipline and student life policies. He holds a master’s degree in the art of teaching mathematics and is a national board certified teacher. Prior to coming to St. Ursula, he held leadership and teaching positions at St. Xavier High Schooland St. Louis University High School. He has already established himself as a strong, visionary leader at St. Ursula Academy and has a strong commitment to the mission, vision and core values of

the Academy. “I am excited and humbled to be principal of St. Ursula Academy,” Maliborski said. “As part of the leadership Maliborski team, I look forward to continuing my work with the outstanding faculty and staff as we prepare young women for leadership in the 21st century.” “As the president-elect, it was an honor to appoint Craig Maliborski as the next principal of St. Ursula Academy. Craig’s dedication to students, his appreciation for innovative learning and teaching, and his collaborative nature will continue to advance St. Ursula Academy as a top academic and

mission-driven school,” said Lelia Keefe Kramer ‘77, president-elect of St. Ursula Academy. Maliborski also has an understanding and commitment to the traditions of St. Ursula Academy that students have enjoyed since the school was started in 1910. “I intend to work to continue to advance the programs and culture that have positioned St. Ursula Academy as an education leader for more than 100 years,” Maliborski said. Maliborski will assume the duties of principal July 1. He lives on the west side with his wife, Amy, a physical therapist, and three daughters Emma, Grace and Charlotte. They are members of Our Lady of Lourdes parish.


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Lady Tigers run away with national title By Scott Springer

After a second-place finish in the Division I championships in Columbus, Withrow Athletic Director/girls track coach Darren Braddix took his talented Lady Tigers to the New Balance Outdoor Nationals held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., June 17-18. The Withrow girls responded with several high placings and one national title in an event not normally held in Ohio. The team of Jade Loveless (200 meters), Diera Taylor and Jessica Miles (100 meters each) and Skyler Willis (400 meters) won the 800 sprint medley title in 1:42.69 to beat Medgar Evers College Prep Academy of Brooklyn. Withrow also won a national title in that event two years ago. "We've always had a


Withrow’s Skyler Willis was part of the Lady Tigers’ 800 sprint medley relay team that won the championship June 18 at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Willis ran her 400 meter leg in 54.8 seconds for the win. good complement of sprinters," Braddix said. The star of the relay was Akron-bound Skyler Willis who torched the final lap in 54.8 seconds, by far her fastest 400 split of the season. Willis was a 400 favorite in the DI state meet, but fell short with a 57.25 back on June 4. She had to settle for seventh place.

"She was trying to make up for her performance at state," Braddix said. "She wasn't feeling well." Withrow also got some revenge in the 4x400 as they defeated Middleburg Heights Midpark, the squad that beat them in that event in Columbus two weeks before. Willis, Taylor and Loveless teamed with Chanee Winfield for the fifthplace national finish in 3:52.98. "That was sweet," Braddix said. Withrow's state champion 4x100 and 4x200 teams placed fourth in Greensboro. Tayler, Loveless and Jasmyne Robinson ran in both events, with Nyjah Watson joining for the 4x100 and Miles completing the quartet in the 4x200. The 4x100 shuttle hurdles featured Watson and Winfield, along with Kayla Lovett and Justus Alston. Alston is the youngest of


The Withrow Lady Tigers track team coached by Athletic Director Darren Braddix returned from the New Balance Outdoor National meet in Greensboro, N.C., with the 800 sprint medley relay title June 18 and a number of other triumphs. From left are: D’Monami Gardner (shot put), Nyjah Watson (4x100 relay), Jessica Miles (4x200 relay), Jade Loveless, Diera Taylor, Jasmyne Robinson (4x100 and 4x200 relays) and head coach Braddix. Also participating but not pictured here were Skyler Willis, Kayla Lovett, Justus Alston and Chanee Winfield. the Lady TIger crew having just completed her first season. "She's a freshman, she's young," Braddix said. "She's learning and she's getting stronger and I think next year will be her breakout year." In the shot put, state champion D'Monami Gardner couldn't match her Ohio winning toss of 46' 8.75" and had to settle for seventh place at 45' 1". For Braddix, even though it's well past the school year, he likes to test his talented team. "It's the best of the best,"

Braddix said. "It's an awesome event. You have to qualify. We ran a qualifying time in the sprint medley over at Sycamore earlier in the year. To get the chance to run against teams from New York, California and down south - it's an awesome event. We've been there every year since 2006." It also explains why Braddix will have nearly every senior member of his team running at the next level. "That's one of the main reasons we go, for exposure," Braddix said. "You get exposed to all of these col-

lege coaches. We get there and perform and a lot of times I get with these coaches and get contact information and start to get the ball rolling for the kids." In the Emerging Elite Division of the meet, Withrow's Winfield, Willis, Lovett and Watson won the 4x200, while Jessica Miles replaced Nyjah Watson on the 4x100 team that finished second. In that same division, Lovett was 11th in the long jump at 17'1.25", just a quarter-inch off of her state meet distance that placed ninth.

Pack’s tennis pack begins at the park By Scott Springer

This past school year, Jau'na Robinson played singles for the Walnut Hills High School's girls tennis team. In spring, Kaz St. John-Fausz was the top threat for the Walnut Hills boys. Both are products of the Inner City Tennis project that's celebrating its 25th anniversary at Losantiville Triangle Park off Reading Road. The park connects East Walnut Hills, Avondale, Mount Auburn, Corryville and Over-the-Rhine. The. ICTP was founded by Tony Pack and Rachel Fair, both professional instructors with the Professional Tennis Registry. “It’s an outgrowth of the City of Cincinnati recreation department,” Pack said. “Myself and my partner, Rachel Fair, are retirees from the city. We worked with this program both in

our professional capacity and as an avocation." The program introduces tennis to those who might not otherwise find it. “We’re out here everyday from 7:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon providing some tennis for the kids,” Pack said. “We started on the June 13, and we’ll be here until Aug. 12. We have a day camp program for those that need custodial care. For kids that want free tennis lessons, we offer two sessions, from 10 to 12 in the morning, and then starting again at one in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. There’s no cost for the tennis.” While some days can get humid, Losantiville Triangle Park provides ample shade and Pack's group takes all of the proper precautions. “The kids get acclimated to being outside,” Pack said. “We make sure the kids have plenty of water and plenty of rests periods and

they don’t complain at all. We hear more from grandma and grandpa when they have to walk from the car to get them than we do from the kids that have been out here all day.” Among the program's graduates are the president of the board of directors, Amber Pipkens who played at Florida A&M, and Wittenberg tennis coach Justin Stuckey, who played in college and at Moeller High School. “He’s giving back to the community.” Pack said. There have been plenty of others, including Isaac Yarrell (Princeton High School Division I state finalist, Florida A&M co -captain), Evan Kline-Riffle (DI semi-finalist at Walnut Hills/UC), Greg Pipkens (Walnut Hills DI finalist/Southern University), Jason Stuckey (Walnut Hills), Jonathan Khoury (DI state champion-Walnut Hills/Dayton), Marcus Pat-

ton (Walnut Hills state finalist/Alabama State), Brandon Smith (DII state finalist, Seven Hills/ Rollins College-DII ATA National Champion) and Justin Sakai (DII finalist-Seven Hills/Ohio Wesleyan). “We’ve had kids from about every high school that has a tennis team in Cincinnati,” Pack said. “We've had USTA junior champions in this program, we’ve had ATA champions in this program, we’ve had state high school champions and now we’re getting some of their kids who are back. Isaac Yarrell, who finished second in Division I in the state for Princeton, his son and daughter are now a part of this program.” The same instruction and pedigree in a suburban setting would be cost-prohibitive for many that attend. The talent the ICTP has brought to the local scene can't be debated. “It isn’t that they don’t


Justin Stuckey learned tennis through the Inner City Tennis Project and now is a college coach at Wittenberg University. Stuckey helps instruct at Losantiville Triangle Park in with the Inner City Tennis Project founded by Tony Pack and Rachel Fair. like the game, it’s just that they don’t have the people that know all the nuances to teach them the correct way to play,” Pack said. The end result is not about tennis. Tennis is merely the avenue to the right path. “We have kids who are scholars, we have kids who are athletes, but most importantly, we have kids who are going to be good,


Zaria Mapp gathers tennis balls after practicing volleys at the Inner City Tennis Project at Losantiville Triangle Park off Reading Road. The park is on the busline and area youth can receive tennis instruction throughout the summer. solid citizens," Pack said. As Tony Pack ambles back to his chair and adjusts his knee braces, he assumes his spot in the shade awaiting his next state champion. “’Til the legs won’t hold up and the eyes can’t see,” Pack said. For a video of Tony Pack and the Inner City Tennis Project, visit our blog at cincinnati. com/blogs/presspreps.

Underestimated St. Xavier tennis team in state Final Four By Tony Meale

At a scheduling meeting last October, St. Xavier High School tennis coach Russ King caught wind of an intriguing conversation. “I overheard a couple coaches talking,” King recalled, “and they said, ‘Well, at least we don’t have to worry about St. X next year.” The trendy theory was that the Bombers, which had won five straight district titles, were due for a down year after graduating six seniors in 2010. “I told one of my assistants, ‘You know, it’s not going to be as easy as it’s been the last five years,’” King said. “‘But I don’t think they should count us out just yet.” King was right.


St. Xavier senior-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mount Lookout helped the Bombers to a state runner-up finish in 2011. St. Xavier won its sixth district title and advanced to the state Final Four for the eighth time in 11 years, finishing runner-up. The Bombers defeated Walsh Jesuit in the semifinals May 29 in Columbus before falling to Toledo St. John’s 3-1 in the final. So much for the down

year so many anticipated. “We probably did a lot better than anybody expected us to do,” King conceded. Still, it’s hard to be surprised by a program that won four straight state titles from 2006 to 2009 and has won the Greater Catholic League every year since 1968.

Perhaps the Bombers’ top performer this year was 2011 graduate Devin Bostick of Mount Lookout, who was named GCL-South Player of the Year. “That first singles spot is really difficult, especially since we played well over half of the top 10 teams in the state,” King said. “But Devin did a good job of what we call ‘holding your place.’ He lost to some guys he probably wasn’t going to beat, but we held that first single spot so our second and third singles guys could be effective.” Bostick, it should be noted, defeated several talented players this year, including Mason’s Miguel Cepeda, and will play tennis at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. St. X juniors-to-be Matt Duma of Montgomery and

Matt Santen of Mount Lookout benefited the most from Bostick’s willingness to take on the No. 1 role. Both earned second-team all-league honors. “They played really tough competition,” King said. “They both lost a couple of matches they probably shouldn’t have, but they’re only (going to be juniors). It’ll be tough for teams to beat both of them next year.” Seniors-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mount Lookout and Don Baverman of Green Township were firstteam, all-league at first doubles, while 2011 grads Ed Broun of Anderson Township and Casey Leary of Loveland earned first-team honors at second doubles. Senior-to-be Eric Salomon also contributed. St. X finished second in

the final city poll to Sycamore, which beat the Bombers in the regular season. The Bombers, however, beat the Aviators 3-1 in the district finals. “It came down to a couple of points in doubles,” King said. “Sycamore’s a really good team. They’re probably as good as anybody in the state.” Although St. X returns several key performers next year, King doesn’t see the Bombers as the area’s 2012 preseason No. 1. “It’d be pretty hard to see us that way,” King said. “Mason and Sycamore will probably battle it out for district and whoever wins that should win state next year.” Of course, that doesn’t mean you should count out St. X. That, as recent history indicates, is a bad idea.



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Read to win at your public library

There’s a new team in town, and its bench is strength 30,000 strong and growing. It’s Team Read! the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. We’re the biggest team in our area, armed with lots of books, programs, and prizes. The results so far: More than 5,000 preschoolers are training for kindergarten. Nearly 20,000 kids’ and teens’ brains are being conditioned for the return to school in the fall. And the more than 6,000 adults in their lives should win a coach of the year award for leading by positive example and reading along with them. As we head into the second half of our Team Read season, which ends July 31, we wanted to share some vital game changing news. We’ve recently introduced “Child Only,” “Teen Only”, and “Downloadable Only” Library Cards. The “Child Only” and “Teen Only” cards do not require a parent’s signature, and they allow children ages 12 and younger and teens ages 13-17 to check out up to three books at any one time. When one book is returned, they can check out another – no more fines for overdue books! And, customers ages 18 and older who only want to use downloadable resources can sign up for the Library’s new “Downloadable Only” card. We hope these new cards will equip our Team Readers with all they need to continue reading more books and wining more prizes! Be a Valuable Player for a chance to score four-packs of Cincinnati Reds tickets. Plus, the child, teen, and adult who read the most books at their local Library will win one of 123 NOOK Color e-readers. It’s not too late to get into the game today. Team Read continues through July 31. Sign up online at http://evanced.cincinnatilibrary.or g/evanced/sr/homepage.asp. Garrette Smith Madisonville Branch Library manager

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Finding inspiration from Father Lou Billy Glisson found out about Community Press columnist Father Lou Guntzelman’s death when he inquired where he might see Father Lou preach. Thank you so much for emailing me back in regards to Father Lou. I’m so grateful that you took the time to email me about his passing. At first I was very excited I even received a response. I first observed the email on my smart phone and was very excited someone, or even Father, took the time to respond to me. Then at a stop light I opened up the email and read your message. It was like receiving news that a family member had just passed suddenly. Very odd for me to react this way, I’m usually the tough one of the group. I hope somehow Father knows how he affected and influenced myself and the beginnings of interest of my wife! Which I will tell you that is a tough nut to crack! I don’t know if our story is worth printing, here goes. We moved here a almost two years ago from out west due to a job promotion and transfer. My wife had never left her home area her first 35 years of her life, and then after 18 years being married to me my job takes her

2,000 miles away from all of her family. One can only imagine the adjustment, strain and test of faith that one goes through during this period. I grew up in Michigan, coming back this way was exciting in a sense. We receive the Florence Recorder and I began to read it to get acquainted with the local activities, which at times seemed like fruitless activity due to the challenges as a family we were going through in the beginning. Then I began to read Father’s articles. Of course at first I just thought, “Oh, what does this Catholic priest have to say about life?” I was very pleasantly surprised of his articles. I began to leave them out in the open for the wife to read, then I found myself cutting them out and saving them. Then I cut out his article about fear at the Olympics and took it into work, and used it as a intro as how we can as people be better at life as well at work. Over the past year and half I have done this three to four times, and the response from the team members I’m responsible for has been so positive towards the morale of the staff.

Father Lou’s ability to capture the essence of life from a faith perspective, as well as real life events and feelings, are like those I have only experienced from three priests that this lifelong Catholic has come across. His challenge was not only to be Catholic but to be Christian and human at the same time. He gave you a perspective I’m sure enticed anyone who was reading his words to stop and reflect, then think how can they apply to their life. We must not think that his work is lost now. We must take what he has taught us and continue with his mission of teaching us how to have a strong and unwavering faith in God and ourselves, even with all of our faults. I can only hope you will continue his articles as all of the major newspapers have with Charles Schultz and the Peanuts comic strip. To allow us to enjoy and bring us down slowly from his words that only now can be lived through the flock of sheep he oversaw. I will say a prayer tonight for Father Lou and you for allowing us to enjoy his articles. Thank you again very much. Billy Glisson resides in Union, Ky.

REMEMBERING FATHER LOU Here are some of the comments Father Lou Guntzelman’s readers left at after hearing about his passing last week. “I’m very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed reading Father Lou’s columns.” yankeedoodle127 “I will miss his columns and his wisdom. Adieu.” LivingSimply “A Humble Servant. A Good Shepherd. You will be missed, Father Lou.” ensembleme “This news hurts my heart. I’m not Catholic, but I have been reading, enjoying and saving Father Lou’s columns for years now. I hope that the Community Press

will consider re-printing all of his columns in some sort of memorial book form. The proceeds could go to a charity that he chose, or perhaps to the research foundation of his particular cancer? I would definitely buy a compilation that included all of his columns! RIP Father Lou – you touched more people than you know.” bombermama10 “Father Lou’s columns were compiled into a couple of paperbacks. I bought them years ago at Borders, I believe. They are listed on Amazon: “So Heart and Mind May Fill” and “A Country Called Life.” itcouldbeyou “From a skeptic and definite non-Catholic: Father Lou, your columns inspired me and helped

me grow in a transitional period in my life. I will miss you very much.” itcouldbeyou “Rest in peace Father Lou. You touched many lives with your kindness and wisdom. You will be dearly missed.” Eastofparadise “Father Lou was a phenomenal person who demonstrated concern, compassion, faith and confidence in people. He truly was a Renaissance man and he had more to do than anyone else in developing my adult faith in God. “He once told a story of his mother Eleanor who raised him from his childhood after his father died. He talked about her courage in getting up and going to work every day to support her family and rear

Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? “If geologists are pretty certain that there are oil/gas deposits that are accessible, and they can only be reached by drilling in state parks, of course! “Supplies of fuel for this nation of

them as good Catholics. He was inspirational whether he gave a sermon, met you in Kroger or teased other priests at Good Shepherd. “I believe it was not a coincidence that he died so shortly after Larry Kinley, whom he taught at Purcell and then to Good Shepherd as the cantor. They made a great pair and those who knew both of them are blessed. “Thank you, Father Lou. Thank you, Larry.” BudfromBlueAsh “Thanks to all of you for your touching comments. Father Lou was my uncle and a very strong presence in my life. Your thoughtful remarks mean a lot to the rest of his family during this very difficult time. I will make sure your messages are conveyed.” ModernPaine

Monzel voting no on CMHA agreement An intense debate continues over whether or not Hamilton County Commissioners should approve a cooperation agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) that would add up to 375 units of publicly subsidized housing to county neighborhoods over the next five years. CMHA contends that thousands of county residents are in desperate need of public housing. The organization also argues that some areas of the county have well below acceptable percentages of public housing – based on their population – as set by the federal government. But during our discussions on the proposed CMHA agreement, it has become apparent that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the driving force behind the request for more

units. For the record, I will vote against the proposed cooperation agreement with CMHA. Here are a few reasons Chris Monzel why I will vote Community no: • On the Press guest CMHA website, columnist. they proudly boast that it is the nation’s 17th largest public housing authority based on the number of units owned (over 5,000), yet Hamilton County is only the 50th largest county according to population, a definite imbalance. • CMHA records show that it currently needs $20 million-$30 million in additional federal dollars

for necessary maintenance of units already owned. If CMHA cannot maintain its existing units, it would be irresponsible for the housing authority to add 375 additional. • Hamilton County government and CMHA have worked together successfully since 2006, providing a number of low income housing projects during that time. • The number of units listed in the agreement (375) is arbitrary and has no specific data to determine local needs. CMHA had originally requested 500 units, but county officials thought 250 would be appropriate. Both sides compromised on 375. No real data has been presented as a basis for agreeing on any of the numbers. The number was pulled out of thin air. This is not the way government should run – local, state or federal.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question


300,000,000 people are vitally important to our economy and our lives, and especially with the unrest in the Middle East, which makes the price of gas and oil so volatile, it is important that we use the resources we have, as long as we can retrieve the fuel without causing too much ecological damage (and I trust that we can.)” Bill B.

Government works best at the local level. CMHA should work with the county and local communities to determine where and how many properties will serve the interests of all concerned. HUD brings a heavy-handed approach to this process that overrides the good faith efforts of local leaders and CMHA while disregarding the serious financial situation of our federal government. This is not the time to be increasing the number of subsidized properties on the backs of federal taxpayers. Therefore, I will vote no on the cooperation agreement and propose that Hamilton County and CMHA continue to work voluntarily as we have over the last several years to find adequate housing options for those in need. Chris Monzel is a Hamilton County Commissioner.

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“As with immigration, Congress fails again to protect America. With a very dismal record of energy management, one can’t blame the states for trying to find ways to self-manage ... it is a fine way to help kill the earth we live on.” K.P. “Yes. With all the protections

required by the Ohio and federal EPAs, this can be done safely and with minimal impact to the environment. This can be done in remote parts of state land where few people go. “The royalties and taxes will help the state’s budget and we sure could use the jobs. Drill, baby, drill.” T.H.

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Teca Lewellyn of Deer Park gives a much-needed drink to her dog, Cooper, after their four-mile walk as part of the the Hyde Park Blast celebration of walking, running and riding in Hyde Park Square.

Adrienne Found and Lisa Peterson of Hyde Park watch the afternoon races from a comfortable spot on Erie Avenue.

What a blast! Jason Williams of Mariemont, Kristen Smith and Jenny Burton of Hyde Park enjoy the evening block party.

The annual Hyde Park Blast, which included a 4-mile run/walk, a race for children, cycling races and an evening block party celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday. As in previous years, proceeds raised at the event will go toward cancer-related charities. This year, in addition to the Wellness Community, the Blast has added a new charitable partner – the Cure Starts Now Foundation. PHOTOS BY JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

Families participate in one of the kids races during the Hyde Park Blast in Hyde Park Square. Dancing at the block party are Becky Moore and Eric Nevius.

Kids participate in one of the kids races during the Hyde Park Blast in Hyde Park Square.

Bike racers speed down Erie Avenue during the Hyde Park Blast.

Marty Blankenship, Kathy Mills and Sarah Breggen enjoy the Hyde Park Blast’s block party.


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June 29, 2011



Glass Cutting 101, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn basics of glass cutting in cutting power-session. Basic cutting tips and tricks, plenty of glass to practice on and even throw a little something in the kiln at the end. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.


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.



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. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7737; Newtown.


ManaTea, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Treats and selections from decafe menu. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $4. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave., Highenergy dance designed for communities to celebrate and rejoice together. Ages 12-70. $60 for five classes, $15. Presented by Flying Pig Yoga. 269-599-2091; Anderson Township.


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


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922; Hyde Park. Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Free. 921-1922. Hyde Park.


Lil’ All-Stars Class, 6 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Aug. 4. Children introduced to basic fundamentals of soccer, basketball and T-ball. Ages 4-5. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. 388-4514. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1


Go Outside, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, Free. 458-6600. Hyde Park. Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Jack Meanwell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Cedric Michael Cox, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 871-5576; Oakley. Harry Reisiger: The Lyrical Modernist and Fragmenting the Landscape: Kim Flora and John Humphries, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Cedric Michael Cox, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 871-5576; Oakley.


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


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.



Shoulder Screening, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs. Free. Registration required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000; Fairfax.

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Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 1-4. Free. 396-8960. Norwood.


Goshorn Brothers, 7 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Shotski, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., With Aliver Hall. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Kids’ Night Out, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Ages 4 and up. Ages, rides, attractions, movie and pizza. For parents to enjoy night out. $35, $10 additional children. Registration required. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Camp Coney: Camp Splashdown, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Water-filled activities, summertime treats and ride on Sunlite Pool’s water slides. Wear bathing suit and bring towel. Ages 4 and up. $37.50. Registration required. 2328230; . Anderson Township.

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. Mount Lookout Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Parking lot. Produce, jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soap, baked goods, meat, flower’s, plants and herbs. 617-6405. Mount Lookout.


Summer Sanitee Storybook Showdown, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Two books with similar themes faced against each other. Hear both stories, then vote for favorite book by donating coins. Ages 2-12. Benefits Madisonville Education and Assistance Center Early Literacy Program. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.


Saturday in Hyde Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., With Jill and Bobby. Acoustic-Electric Music Series. Hosted by Silk n’ Suede. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Square Business Association. 871-7283. Hyde Park.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES July Family Open House: Family Portraits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to create one-of-akind fused glass family portraits. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. ART EXHIBITS

Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Jack Meanwell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.


The Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon in Dogwood Park, Mariemont, will be played in recital at 2 p.m., on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, by Richard M. Watson, carillonneur, who will be assisted in duet arrangements of the Liberty Bell March, and The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 3


Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., 561-3151; Hyde Park.


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. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. 2312114. Anderson Township.


Coney Island Balloon Glow, 8 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Park opens at 10 a.m. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Balloon Glow begins at 8 p.m. Music, entertainment and as many as 15 glowing air balloons. Rozzi’ Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free, standard pricing for pool and rides. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. 232-8230; Anderson Township.


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Kid Rock, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Sheryl Crow. Born Free Tour. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $75.50, $45.50, $35.50, $25.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park.

Steel Drum, 1-5 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., With Dave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., 12-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 2310733; Oakley. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 4


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Young Rembrandts: Pre-School Drawing, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Aug. 9. Step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Age 3 1/2-6. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Natural Treasures Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Daily through July 8. Search high and low for all of sights, sounds, smells and tastes the preserve offers. Ages 7-9. $60, $50 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; California.

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EDUCATION Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.


M.E. Lyons YMCA Pioneers Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Pioneers camp. Daily through July 8. Extended care and financial assistance available. Ages 6-8. Ages 5-13. $175, $120 members; $45, $25 members pre- and post-camp. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.


Farmer in the Dell, 6-7:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., For children and families. Hay ride, pony rides and petting zoo. Up-close display of trucks and tractors. Family friendly. $5. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Anderson Township Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m., Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., Theme: “Hometown Pride.” More than 100 entries travel west on Beechmont Avenue to Anderson Towne Center. Beechmont Avenue closes by 10:30 a.m. Shuttle bus available to transport participants after parade. Free. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; Anderson Township. Ault Park Independence Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Morning program: Children’s bike, scooter, stroller and wagon parade and contest. Registration at 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Evening program: DJ music and concessions. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free. Registration required. 221-2610. Mount Lookout. Anderson Township Celebrating America’s Birthday, 12:30 p.m., Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Food, activities for children and music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Rescue pets available for adoption. Car show registration 10 a.m.noon and $10 fee. Show noon-4 p.m. with 16 trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Rain or shine. 688-8400; Anderson Township.



Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.

Red, White and Boom!, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; John Morris Russel, conductor. Daniel Narducci, baritone; Karen Slack, soprano; Prism Brass from the Air Force Band of Flight and Cincinnati Studio for Dance cloggers. $20, $15 lawn; $5 for veterans and active military; free ages 12 and under on lawn. 381-3300; Anderson Township.


The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks is Monday, July 4, at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park, with live music by P. Ann Everson-Price and the All Star Band beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit or call 513-352-6180.


June 29, 2011

Eastern Hills Journal


Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman, 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when


Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle. he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls belonged. An elderly couple

had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before rescuers could save him.

“Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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June 29, 2011

Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at our church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul S o c i e t y, w h i c h Rita helps folks Heikenfeld in need. O u r Rita’s kitchen s u m m e r c l a s s focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert.

Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary fashion now (in my world they never went out!).

Cream puffs

This is the same dough you use for éclairs and also cream puff rings. The dough is called pâte à choux. Cream puffs freeze well after baking, unfilled.

1 cup water 1 stick unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place water, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil. When butter has melted, turn heat to low and immediately pour in flour and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves sides of pan clean and leaves a film on bottom. Mixture will form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly

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Rita’s mocha mousse filling

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after each is added. This will form the leavening that “puffs” up the puffs in the oven. Pipe or drop from teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size desired. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Puffs will be golden. After cooling, split and, if necessary, hollow out bottom. Fill as desired. Elaine filled hers with pudding mixed with whipped cream. Makes 24 to 36.


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Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered, in refrigerator.

Elaine’s ganache

Oh my, this was decadent.


Ice cream topped with Elaine Hennessey’s chocolate ganache.

3 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped if necessary 3 ⁄4 whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla In saucepan, combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to simmer and add chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Keeps for at least a week in fridge or frozen for a couple months.

Savory filling

Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Carol Haven, who is making Eggs Benedict and wanted an easy sauce.

Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Readers want to know

Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Definitely worth the higher price. You can also polish them with a bit of clear vinegar if they get water spots on them. 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.


Eastern Hills Journal

June 29, 2011


Cincinnati Woman’s Club member Joan Dornette and husband Jeff Dornette, both from Western Hills and fellow 50s couple Janet and Ed Castellini of Hyde Park visit the malt shop at the Cincinnati Woman's Club Hop event on April 8, which benefited the club’s Philanthropic Endowment Fund. PROVIDED.

At the hop

Cincinnati Woman’s Club members and guests were stompin’ and strollin’ at the hop Friday, April 8, at a benefit for the club’s Philanthropic Endowment Fund. Members in Rock ‘n’ Roll attire danced the night away to the groovy sounds of celebrity disc jockey, former WSAI broadcaster Dusty Rhodes. Elvis made a special appearance. Party guests dined on Kobe beef cheese burgers, onion rings, French fries and root beer floats, in ’50s sock hop tradition. PROVIDED


Cincinnati Woman’s Club member Judy McKinney and husband Dan McKinney of Hyde Park cuddle up in the car at the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Hop on April 8, which benefited the club’s Philanthropic Endowment Fund.

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Eastern Hills Journal

June 29, 2011


Wymore hired by Strata-G

Mariemont resident Brad Wymore has been hired by Strata-G Communications as a senior relationship manager within the account services department. Wymore will be involved in helping clients with overall marketing strategy and implementation. He will be

responsible for developing and executing integrated marketing campaigns that include traditional and digital marketing, media, public relations, search engine marketing and social media. Strata-G Communications is a strategic integrated marketing communications firm based in downtown Cincinnati.

Prior to joining Strata-G Communications, Wymore served as an account manger for Wymore & Associates, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of relationships for the agency’s largest accounts, including marketing program creation and execution, creative direction and benchmark reporting.

Prior to that, Wymore served as an e-commerce marketing manager at U.S. Playing Card Co. in Cincinnati and as an online marketing manager at Vail Resorts in Avon, Colo., and Tahoe, Calif. Wymore earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University.

Bihl hired as consultant

Directions Research Inc. (DRI) has hired Hyde Park resident Scott Bihl as a senior research consultant. Prior to joining DRI, Bihl had 16 years of industry experience, most recently at Analytical Partners. In his new role, Bihl is responsible for consulting with clients and staff on research design, forecasting, data analysis and marketing interpretation. He has a B.S. from The Ohio State University.

New store opens

Le Bon Vivant, which sells fine French foods, wines, linens for kitchen and table, serveware, fragrances, and bath and body products, recently opened at 2801 Woodburn Avenue at Myrtle Historic DeSales Corner area of East Walnut Hills. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays thorugh Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The business is closed on Sundays. The owner is Catherine Meguire.

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Interbrand recently promoted Hyde Park resident Mike Taylor to executive

d i r e c t o r, brand strategy and research. In this role, Taylor heads the Cincinnati Taylor Strategy & Research group, which provides services to top consumer brands and leading national retailers. Taylor joined Interbrand in 2007 and most recently held the position of senior director, brand strategy and research.

Gluckman earns safety award

Hyde Park resident Victoria Buyniski Gluckman, a member of the board of directors and chairwoman of the Board Quality and Patient Safety Committee at The Buyniski Christ HospiGluckman tal, is the 2011 recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s Richard M. Smith, MD Leadership in Patient Safety Award. Gluckman has transformed board leadership at The Christ Hospital through widespread board engagement around quality and patient safety. She is at the forefront of discussions about how the fiduciary responsibility of governance extends beyond financial outcomes to quality of care, and as a result of her passion and efforts, the Quality and Patient Safety Committee report is the first agenda

item on the board report.

Two locals hired by dunnhumby USA

DunnhumbyUSA, has hired Mt. Lookout resident Kelly Rahman as solutions lead, Communications & Media and Ashmita Bora of Hyde Park as senior associate, Communications & Media. Rahman will be responsible for developing pricing and promotion insights for The Kroger Co. Rahman earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Miami University. Bora will be responsible for the data analysis and programming of communications campaigns. Bora earned a Bachelor of Technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

Chiropractors move

The five-chiropractor team of Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center has moved from its Mt. Lookout Square location to the Lincoln School Professional Building, 455 Delta Ave. The chiropractors – Drs. Mark King, Steve King, Donna Moloney, Eric Eiselt and Jason Placeway – plan to bring on other physicians focused on nutrition and pain management. They also will offer physical therapy, acupuncture, pilates, and additional programs focused on a healthy lifestyle. The new space has more free parking, easier access, and a retail section.

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June 29, 2011



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

Knox Presbyterian Church

The church celebrates one combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Music on July 3 will have an American music theme, and will be performed by Jonathan Stinson, baritone. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Upcoming events include the Men’s Study Group at 7:30 p.m., on June 29, and the popular Jazz on Michigan music event at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame class of 2007 member, and highly-decorated hero Thomas E. Anderson will be the featured speaker at the Men of Christ through Mary meeting on July 2 at the Holy Sprit Center. The session will include a Rosary at 9 a.m., followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. Anderson will then be presented. The event is free to all and newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 574-4528. Curious about the Feast of Divine

Joseph Davis hangs out with Charlie the Bunny from the Honey Hill Farm’s Petting Zoo at the Delhi Township Branch Library on June 11. The petting zoo will be at the Mariemont Branch Library at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave. Through July 31, readers of all ages are invited to Join Team Read! at the Public Library of Cincinnati. Read the most books, win one of 123 Color NOOKS. Be a Valuable Player for a chance to score 4-packs of Cincinnati Reds or Coney Island Pool and Ride combo tickets.


The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum; 256-0132.

Village Church of Mariemont


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible

DEATHS Jean E. Lohrum, 84, Terrace Park, died June 18. Survived by husband William Lohrum; children Sharon (Steve) Newman, William (Desnay), David (Sarah) Lohrum, Cindy (Bob) Price, Joanne (Frank) Yanagi; grandchil-

dren Scott, Nathan, Ben, Andrew, Jennifer, Stephanie, Adam, Joseph, Mark and Rachel; great-grandchildren Anna, Emily, Jake, Abigail, Leah, Caleb; sister Clara Stuart. Services were June 23 at Craver Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Copper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

About obituaries

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

Burn experts: Leave fireworks to the pros Fireworks cause more than 9,000 injuries each year and most of these injuries occur around the July Fourth holiday. One of the most common injuries seen during the Fourth of July holiday is to innocent bystanders, not the people using the fireworks. “Shriners Hospitals for Children wants people to know that fireworks are extremely dangerous, especially the casual use of them that is often seen at neighborhood parties and celebrations,” said Richard J. Kagan, M.D., chief of staff at the pediatric hospital. Burn professionals stress that there are no safe fireworks and improper use and use by non-professionals can result in serious injuries

for the user and bystanders. Fireworks safety facts: • Hands and eyes are the most common body parts injured by fireworks. • One out of every four fireworks injuries affects the eyes, most often caused by sparklers, rockets or firecrackers. • Sparklers burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and cause the greatest number of fireworks injuries to children 14 and younger. • Prohibit children younger than age 14 from using fireworks and supervise older children. • Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from houses, dry leaves, grass or flammable materials. • Don’t experiment with homemade fireworks.

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Jean Lohrum

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

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church

Village Church of Mariemont celebrates its one-year anniversary this June. Please join us as we start our new summer sermon series called “What We Believe” – a summary of the Christian Faith. The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Dale Park Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St.;


Fluffy friends

The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7. The meal includes salad, dinner rolls, main entree, drinks and dessert, and is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, between Terrace Park and Newtown. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont in Columbia Township). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.


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

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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3 Traditional Worship Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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

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

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Rejected"

Nursery Care Provided

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


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

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


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

All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

2 Contemporary Worship Services

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

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


New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road


Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

Contemporary Worship Center on Forest Road


7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center)

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



SonRise Community Church


Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church


Mercy? Father Dan Cambra, MIC, Provincial Superior of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the order entrusted with spreading the message of Divine Mercy will be at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center at 7 p.m., on July 1 to answer all questions. Call 351-9800 for more information. A free will donation will be accepted. The community is invited to a new series “Finding a Deeper Spiritual Life” offered the second Monday of the month, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Each month a different priest will give a talk on some aspect of Spirituality, followed by discussion on topics such as taking a spiritual audit, the rosary, spiritual books and action you can take to increase your relationship with Our Lord. For questions, call Claire or Sue, Our Lady of Light Office, 531-6279. The event is free. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-3800;

Young singers who have completed grade one through grade eight are invited to participate in Christ Church Cathedral’s Choir Camp, fro 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 11-15. During the week, children will sing, play instruments, create art, play games, enjoy good meals and explore Christian faith. On Friday evening, the families of the children will be invited to attend a worship service at which the children will sing. A dinner will follow. The cost of the camp is $50 (scholarships available). Registration for the camp is due July 1. For more information and to download a registration form go to usic/choircamp. A portion of sales of any art and voluntary donations will go to the YWCA for a program that benefits girls who are at-risk. The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati.


Christ Church Cathedral

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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




Eastern Hills Journal


June 29, 2011

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


CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Aimee R. Bolton, born 1983, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 7. Antonia Anderson, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 9. Aregawi Mezgebou, born 1968, selling liquor to a minor, June 1. Brittany S. Coop, born 1985, disorderly conduct, June 8. Calvin Ivory, born 1981, drug abuse, 1031 Delta Ave., June 12. Chris Cunningham, born 1975, possession of an open flask, June 8. Christopher Cureton, born 1987, possession of drugs, June 3. Crystal D. Kirk, born 1981, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 9. Dashawn Coleman, born 1992, criminal damaging or endangering, 5626 Abbottsford St., June 8.

Denise K. Cantrell, born 1964, possession of an open flask, June 1. Elijah S. Mallery, born 1984, grand theft auto, 3809 Brotherton Road, June 10. Harpreet Singh, born 1977, selling liquor to a minor, June 1. Jermaine Swain, born 1991, possession of drugs, June 3. Jermaine Swain, born 1991, possession of drugs, June 8. Jonathan McGowan, born 1990, possession of drugs, June 3. Julian Henderson, born 1970, domestic violence, June 7. Justin D. Lucas, born 1990, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, obstructing official business, receiving a stolen firearm, tampering with evidence, 6346 Montgomery Road, June 9. Kenya C. Tillery, born 1978, possession of drugs, June 8.

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of Case Number: ….....Columbia 2011-05; (ZVCT201105) Subject Property :....Columbia Township: 6807 Stewart Road (Book 0520, Page 0221, Parcel 0136) Applicant : ………….. Alecia Spencer, applicant and owner Request: …………..Approval for construction of a 6 ft. privacy fence to be located partially in the side yard of property Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 7274

Klohie Bullock, born 1988, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence, June 6. Kristi Lee Waugh, born 1983, theft under $300, 3872 Paxton Ave., June 11. Lakhwinder Singh, born 1986, selling liquor to a minor, June 1. Lionell L. Williams, born 1977, domestic violence, June 8. Marcus Evans, born 1985, possession of an open flask, June 7. Marvin Reeves, born 1988, theft $300 to $5,000, 2709 Woodburn Ave., June 10. Olondrius Rice, born 1977, city or local ordinance violation, June 8. Randall Smith, born 1984, misdemeanor drug possession, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 9. Samson M. Jackson, born 1993, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, 6700 Bramble Ave., June 12. Shabba Travis, born 1992, aggravated robbery, 4832 Mathis St., June 8. Sherri L. Henderson, born 1976, domestic violence, June 7. Stephany A. Davis, born 1982, disorderly conduct, June 8. Terrell Watson, born 1984, possession of drugs, June 2. Timothy M. McKinnes, born 1982, drug abuse, obstructing official business, trafficking, 6109 Desmond St., June 10. Tina M. Warman, born 1973, disorderly conduct, June 7. Todd Benson Tribble, born 1989, drug abuse, 5927 Ridge Ave., June 6. Tracy Milton, born 1973, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 4990 Stewart Ave., June 7. William J. Cox, born 1979, theft $300 to $5000, 2820 Victoria Ave., June 8.


C - Single Family Residence

Plans are on file and open for public inspection in Room 801, County Administration Building, 138 East Court Street, during normal business hours. Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Office Phone: 513-946-4550 7284

About police reports

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, 6833444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated armed robbery 4832 Mathis St., June 8.

Aggravated robbery

5119 Ward St., June 5. 6106 Navarre Place, June 3. 5814 Desmond St., June 4. 4312 Watterson St., June 6. 5529 Bosworth Place, June 6. 2126 Grandin Road, June 7. 2121 Madison Road, June 8.


1031 Delta Ave., June 3. 5360 Weltner Ave., June 4. 2126 Grandin Road, June 5. 3437 Shaw Ave., June 8.

Felonious assault-weapon or ordnance

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Incidents/investigations Theft



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Marta Pinchback, 36, 2702 Hill Vista Lane, driving under suspension, May 31. Evrad C. Smith, 50, 5591 Irwin Simpson Road, driving under suspension, May 31. Christopher R. Brown, 19, 12153 Seafood Drive, driving under suspension, June 1. Kimberly L. Davis, 31, 1909 E. Tower Drive, driving under suspension, June 3. Michael L. Love, 53, 2620 Norwood Ave., theft, June 3. Alex D. Campbell, 22, 2232 W. Kemper Road, driving under suspension, June 4. Merle James, 23, 3585 Van Antwerp Place, contempt of court, June 5. Bertha S. Brown, 41, 353 N. 3rd St., driving under suspension, June 5. Robyn Y. Debruce, 41, 1878 Sunset Ave., contempt of court, June 5. Terrance Lackey, 26, 1827 Windmill Lane, driving under suspension, June 11. Asonta Jordan, 23, 6829 Sampson Lane, theft, June 7. Zachary Keith, 36, 1481 Lincoln Ave., drug paraphernalia, June 8. Michael McMillan, 46, 1054 Klondyke Road, contempt of court, June 10. Andrew S. Caldwell, 23, 4479 Spruce Creek Road, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of vehicle, June 11.


Fairfax police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

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April Dugan, 24, 1409 2nd St., drug paraphernalia, May 21. Johnathan Vaughn, 27, 4316 Marbe Lane, drug possession, June 4. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, June 4. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, June 4. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, June 4.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Entry made into Mariemont Elementary at Wooster Pike, June 1.


Bike taken at 4414 Grove, June 3. A Blackberry was taken at 3810 Pocahontas, June 9.



Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.



3716 Stevens Place: Welsh Ryan T. & Aubrie M. Hensler to Harrison Cameron A.; $185,000. 545 Delta Ave.: Painter Development Group LLC to Finger David M. Tr; $324,000.


1015 Windsor St.: Bush Donald A. & Leslie T. to Chanowski Eric J.; $145,000.


197 Green Hills Road: Oconnell Patricia A. to Rodriguez Ramon R. & Christina M.; $800,000. 2685 Grandin Road: Burke Mark E. Tr & Philip Vollmer Tr to Vollmer Hilary; $770,000. 2770 Sarita Place: Norton Brooke E. & Andrew J. Lais to Pratt Kathryn J.; $217,500. 3257 Observatory Ave.: Gosiger Paul V. & Carolyn H. to Zaretskty Michael L. & Adrian L.; $395,000. 3526 Burch Ave.: Gentile Daniel L. & Anne H. to Deliyski Dimitar D. & Elizabeth N.; $526,500. 3527 Forestoak Court: Gaede Sarah J. to Sexmith Terry; $143,000. 3636 Shaw Ave.: Roemer Gwen C. & Trevor A. Block to Meisman Elizabeth M. & Matthew G.; $287,700.


5193 Wooster Pike: Lacefield Eva M. to Hedlesten Robert C. Tr & Susan Tr; $40,000.

About real estate transfers

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


5605 Bramble Ave.: Booker Peter A. & Brandi to Johnson Derrick D.; $115,000. 5809 Islington Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Vonderheide Michael R.; $48,000. 6710 Buckingham Place: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Homeliving Realty Investments LLC; $16,213.


6919 Thorndike Road: Walters David W. & Beverly J. to Nap Nolen Park LLC; $385,000.


2917 Minot Ave.: Sevier Jeremy & Shannon Kramer to Sekerke Lindsay; $180,000. 3810 Marburg Ave.: Clubb Henrietta M. Tr to Horn Andrew & Erin; $150,000. 4225 Thirty-Second Ave.: Sence Timothy F. & Margaret Elizabeth Sence to Schutte Nicholas H. & Amber H.; $213,500. 4964 Oaklawn Drive: Higdon Brian T. to Craft Brian M. & Jennifer R.; $163,000.



Reported at Ridge Road, June 6.


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


4824 Stewart Road, June 5.

PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Room 805, of the County Administration Building at 1:00 P.M. for the purpose of Case # Columbia 2011-04 (CUCT201104) requesting the approval of a Conditional Use Certificate for the installation of one (1) new 8’ x 30’ industrialized unit and to relocate one (1) 16’ x 46’ industrialized unit as permanent classrooms. Location: 4460 Berwick Avenue, Columbia Township


Tree city

Mariemont, Cincinnati and Terrace Park were recently named Tree City USA communities. The Tree City USA program, created in 1976, is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and the National Association of State Foresters. Since 1979, the ODNR Division of Forestry has assisted communities in enhancing the quality of life within cities and villages through comprehensive tree planting and care programs. In 1997, Ohio became the first state to have more than 200 Tree City USA communities. Ohio grows more acres of trees than corn and soybeans combined. The ODNR Division of Forestry works to promote the wise use and sustainable management of Ohio’s public and private woodlands. To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, visit the Division of Forestry’s Web site at

Festival kudos

Hyde Park resident Mark Weaver was recently honored at this year’s May Festival for his five years of service to the May Festival Chorus. Mariemont resident Melanie Boylan was also honored for her 15 years of service to the May Festival Chorus. Members of the chorus are given a service pin, worn onstage at the May Festival, and recognized in the program of the May Festival as they pass five-year milestones of service. The chorus is a considerable commitment of time, and it takes real dedication and talent to be involved with the chorus year after year. The May Festival Chorus is

the 140 member volunteer chorus which has formed the core of the May Festival since 1880. The May Festival is America’s oldest choral festival, dating from 1873, and is responsible for the development of the modern musical life of Cincinnati. The May Festival Chorus also performs as the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras.

Perfect score

Hyde Park Health Center received a perfect score in an annual unannounced inspection by the Ohio Department of Health. A team of surveyors spent four days at the center, a 190bed skilled nursing, rehab and assisted living community in Hyde Park/Oakley. The Ohio Department of Health conducts the on-site inspections annually to ensure that each facility is in compliance with more than 371 state and federal regulations. This includes items such as environmental and documentation review, observation of care and services provided and safety regulations. According to Jose Browning Haney, executive director, “The quality and dedication of our care starts with the quality of the staff. We believe that our residents and families deserve our best effort. The perfect score is an achievement that honors the work of our whole Hyde Park Health Center team.” Besides offering 190 skilled nursing beds and short rehab therapy, the center provides specialized dementia care in its memory support assisted living apartments and private nursing care rooms as well as 24 assisted living apartments. It is located at 4001 Rosslyn Drive. For more information, visit the website

REUNIONS St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. Call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285. 1971 Western Hills High School grads. For the 40th class reunion please send your updated contact

information to, on Facebook under Western Hills Reunion or call Susi at 513-4513935. Loveland Class of 1981, 30-year reunion will be held Friday, Sept. 30. Send your email address to


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