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Kellogg’s employee celebrates 5 decades of employment

An old oak tree on Flintpoint Way in Mariemont has been cut down. The tree was at the center of a contentious debate in Mariemont and is now a stump next a driveway. Bridgett and David Karlson wanted to remove the “heritage” tree – defined by the village as a tree at least 25 inches in diameter at chest height – because they said it restricted access to their driveway and created a safety hazard. “We struggled with this decision for months and months,” David Karlson said. “This isn’t just about convenience.” FULL STORY, A5

Leader must move

New Cincinnati schools Superintendent Mary Ronan must move out of suburban Anderson Township and into the school district, under the terms of a three-year contract she signed with the school board this week. Ronan has to either buy or lease a “primary residency” within the boundaries of Cincinnati Public Schools by Aug. 1, 2010. The district will give her $25,000 for the move, and also give her $5,000 annually as a “retention and continuity” bonus once she does. FULL STORY, A7

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Sidney Sims remembers a time when every Fudge Stripe cookie was put in its tray by hand. “The women packed the cookies and the men ran the machines,” he said. “Now everything is done by robots.” Sims has seen a lot change at the Kellogg’s bakery in Mariemont the five decades that he’s worked there in multiple positions. After his time as a paratrooper for the U.S. Army, the 20-year-old Sims got a job at the Mariemont plant in 1959, when it was still called Strietmann Biscuit Co. “When I first got this job it wasn’t the one I wanted, but looking back it was the ideal job,” he said.

Sims, 70, said his job at Kellogg’s provided stability over the years and he’s glad he was able to provide for his family and put his children through school. Plant manager Patrick Taylor said Sims is highly respected by his co-workers and always has a pleasant demeanor. “He really exhibits a lot of our (company) values. He has integrity and is dependable.” Sims was recently recognized for his service and Mariemont Mayor Dan Policastro read a proclamation declaring July 1, his 50th anniversary at the plant, as “Sidney Sims Day” in the village. The key to staying with one company, Sims said, was his ability to be flexible. “You have to be able to adapt and not allow things to bother you.”


Sidney Sims, right, with plant manager Patrick Taylor, recently celebrated his 50th anniversary at the Kellogg’s Plant in Mariemont.

Hyde Park to post crime stats By Forrest Sellers

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council has voted in favor of posting Cincinnati Police crime statistics on its Web site. “I can’t think of anything more important to the community than these reports,” said council member Paul Naberhaus, who proposed putting the stats on the Web during last night’s council meeting. “I have a concern with the gigantic leap in crime.” Naberhaus said his decision came following a report by the

police regarding burglaries and break-ins in the community. H o w e v e r, council member Carl Uebelacker said he had reservations Naberhaus about posting the information. Uebelacker said he was worried this would promote high-crime areas. “Do we do a disservice to the community posting this?” he asked. However, council member Cheryl Koopman said the informa-

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Cuts questioned It’s not only proposed cuts in the city of Cincinnati’s police department which have raised concerns. Members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council said they are opposed to potential cuts in the city’s Department of City Planning and Buildings, specifically in the Zoning Department. Hyde Park Neighborhood Council members voted in favor of sending letters to Cincinnati City Council members and City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. expressing their opposition tion was public record and was also presented at the monthly meetings. Hyde Park resident Rick Witte said he was also in favor of making the information available on the Web. “It informs citizens and makes

to the proposed cuts in the Zoning Department. “People with experience in the zoning code would be eliminated,” said Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Gary Wollenweber. Council member Carl Uebelacker agreed. “The decimation of qualified zoning examiners is detrimental,” he said. The city recently announced plans to cut 319 city jobs to help balance the budget. them aware of the problem,” he said. “It’s another tool to help the citizens be more aware.” Council did not say when it would begin posting the monthly crime stats. The Hyde Park Web site is at

Columbia Twp. seeks to ‘LEED’ economy By Rob Dowdy

Columbia Township is joining Hamilton County in expanding the use of the Community Reinvestment Area program in order to stimulate the local economy. The township, however, plans to go a step further, by offering the Community Reinvestment Area program, which offers tax abatements to homes and businesses for redevelopment or improvements, to nearly the entire township. Columbia Township will offer larger abatements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program is a building certification system that verifies a building was Langenkamp designed and built using strategies aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources. During last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting, the

trustees conducted the first reading of the Community Reinvestment Area resolution. The Community Reinvestment Area will expand from just three small areas within Columbia Township to the entire township, with the exception of the small portion that falls within the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said the township has heard from developers and current business owners interested in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design developments. He said offering this abatement

is important to bringing those new developments to the township. “I’d like to have that tool available for (developers),” Langenkamp said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said Columbia Township developed their Community Reinvestment Area program with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design incentives in conjunction with Hamilton County, which recently announced its plans to expand the county’s Community Reinvestment Area. The county will expand its Community Reinvestment Area program to projects starting in the next 18 months.


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Going face to Facebook with local blogger By Forrest Sellers


Oakley resident and book contributor Cole Imperi wants to make social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook easier to use and understand.

Social networker Cole Imperi knows that technological jargon can easily blog – make that bog – people down. In an effort to simplify technological jaron, Imperi has contributed to several books and is also in the process of planning several workshops. “There are no rules or books on how to use social media,” she said referring to popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

“That’s where I come in. I try to make it as easy to understand as possible.” Imperi, 24, contributed to a chapter on the blogging platform Tumblr for the recently released book “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media, but were afraid to ask ...” by Hilary JM Topper. The Oakley resident is also a creative director at Doth Brands and a majority owner of Imperi Partners. “What I like about social media is the same thing I like about meeting friends in a coffee shop,” she said.

“(It’s an) opportunity to socialize.” Imperi, who majored in journalism at the University of Cincinnati, said her interest in social media began with Facebook. “People know what you are talking about when you mention Facebook, but they don’t know how it really works,” she said. “I want to show how it works.” Imperi plans to have a workshop on social networking for beginners sometime in the fall. To learn more about Imperi, visit her Web site at

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This tree, estimated to be at least 50 years old, was removed last week. The Karlsons, who live on Flintpoint Way, said the tree made it difficult to access their driveway. LISA WAKELAND/STAFF


Workers clear logs and debris from the Mariemont “heritage” tree on Flintpoint Way on Aug. 11. The tree was declared a safety hazard and was allowed to be removed, a decision that angered many residents.


Mariemont cuts down ‘heritage’ tree An old oak tree on Flintpoint Way in Mariemont has been cut down. The tree was at the center of a contentious debate in Mariemont and is now a stump next a driveway. Bridgett and David Karlson wanted to remove the “heritage” tree – defined by the village as a tree at least 25 inches in diameter at chest height – because they said it restricted access to their driveway and created a safety hazard. “We struggled with this decision for months and months,” David Karlson said. “This isn’t just about convenience.” The issue arose six months ago when an adjoining driveway between the Karlson’s property and the Maze’s property next door was split into two separate driveways and no longer had shared access. Lori Maze said she and her husband, Chester, had offered an additional 3-foot easement before they reconstructed their driveway to allow the Karlsons enough space to drive around the “heritage” tree. “We never wanted the tree to come down,” Maze said. She added that they sent letters to the village and the Karlsons, asking about other options to save the tree, but never received a response. The Karlsons said 3 feet was not enough room to safely turn in and out of the driveway. Earlier this year, Mariemont Building Commissioner Dennis Malone denied a permit to remove the healthy tree, in the village right of way, because the driveway was still accessible. “It was passable only if we drove over their property and we have tried to alleviate these issues,” Bridgett Karlson said. The decision was appealed to the village’s Planning Commission, whose members voted for removal. “I’m disappointed with the Planning Commission’s decision,” said Mike Smythe, who lives across the street. “I’m concerned that this sets a precedent for more trees to follow.” Some critics of the decision have argued that many residents have trees adjacent to their driveways. Others asked if it would affect the village’s “Tree City USA” status. Bridgett Karlson said they looked at other options, such as building the driveway around the tree, but those were not feasible. “Nobody wanted the tree

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New school leader must move to district Cincinnati Public School’s Ronan agrees to board request Gannett News Service New Cincinnati schools Superintendent Mary Ronan must move out of suburban Anderson Township and into the school district, under the terms of a three-year contract she signed with the school board this week. Ronan has to either buy or lease a “primary residency” within the boundaries of Cincinnati Public Schools by Aug. 1, 2010. The district will give her $25,000 for the move, and also give her $5,000 annually as a “retention and continuity” bonus once she does. “I enjoy the city, I enjoy the suburbs, and I have moved a lot over the course of my lifetime,” said Ronan, who did not object to the requirement. “I’m exploring options.” The Ohio Supreme Court ruled against municipal residency requirements in June, and the legal authority for the school system to compel its employees’ residence is murky. But the board and Ronan

agreed that her move would make an important political statement. “We wanted that kind of display of commitment,” said board vice president Melanie Bates. The requirement is typical for Cincinnati superintendents. Michael Brandt, who lived in Delhi Township in the 1990s during his term, was the last leader to avoid it. Now, as Newport superintendent, he’s fighting a Kentucky state law that says he must be a Kentucky resident. Ronan, 55, will make a base salary of $189,000 annually, effective retroactively to her April 16 appointment. That’s a $9,000 raise from what she earned as an interim superintendent, but nearly $15,000 less than her predecessor, Rosa Blackwell was making when she retired in August 2008. “The base salary is probably below the standard for large urban districts, and certainly below that for upscale suburban districts,” said James Lytle, an education professor at the University of Pennsylvania who examined the contract. The first-time superintendent will be eligible for up to a 6-percent raise each year, based on the board’s evaluation. Blackwell was eligible for up to 15-percent raises. However, as is common for big-city schools chief, the salary is just the beginning of the compensation package.

general and specialized training and guidance to aspiring artists who wish to pursue a career in the arts. In addition, students receive coaching and critical assessments of their work, encouragement and advice. Students enjoy meeting their peers from other high schools and sharing experiences, ideas and dreams together. “Whether students want to take the next step toward a career in the arts or simply improve an audition piece, the Overture Academy has something to offer everyone who participates,” says Steve Finn, CAA’s director of education. The Academy is free to students, parents and school counselors. Advanced registration is required. Lunch is provided as part

Cincinnati Public Schools is the first district in the U.S. to sign on for a new Web-based initiative that organizers hope will boost students’ fitness and nutrition and schools’ bottom lines. Cincinnati Public Schools and Clever Crazes for Kids announced their partnership last week. Dianne Dunkelman, founder of Clever Crazes, said the program combines information and entertainment – she called it “edu-tainment” – for children ages 6 to 12 in four core areas: Nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem and living “green.” A “golden thread” links the

four areas, Dunkelman said. “If you’re being bullied at school, you’re not going to be out on the playground or out playing sports,” she said. “You’re going to inside eating junk food to make yourself feel better.” Mary Ronan, Cincinnati Public Schools superintendent, said Clever Crazes “is a fabulous complement to our existing wellness programs.” Students, with parents’ permission, can log onto, and visit any of the four key areas to learn fun facts and take educational quizzes. After earning points for correct quiz answers, they can play com-

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Cincinnati Public School Superintendent Mary Ronan has agreed to move from Anderson Township and live within the Cincinnati school district boundaries. Only counting the components that carry an explicit price tag, she’ll earn an additional $13,200 per year for now, and then will enjoy the $5,000 retention bonus beginning in 2010. For the most part, the extras are similar or less than what Blackwell received. Even adding all those other components together, Ronan’s total compensation package is “in the ballpark of national trends,” Lytle said. Lytle criticized the contract for not specifically spelling out what Ronan must accomplish in order to receive bonuses and raises. Her raises will depend on the board’s annual evaluations instead. Board president Eileen Cooper Reed said they decided against specific incentive goals, because laws regarding student testing and other measurement tools are likely to change. Residency requirements for superintendents, once standard, have become less common in Ohio as the pool of potential candidates has shrunk, giving them more bargaining power, said Scott Ebright, spokesman for the Ohio School Boards Association.

of the full day of activities. The Overture Academy is affiliated with the Overture Awards Scholarship competition, which annually awards $24,000 in scholarships to area high school artists in six disciplines (creative writing, dance, instrumental and vocal music, theater and visual art). Each year, more than 450 students representing 80 local schools compete for a chance to make the Finals Competition and perform at the Aronoff Center. Registration deadline for the Overture Academy is Monday, Sept. 28. Registrations must be made in advance by calling 977-4168. No same-day registration is available. For more information and for a complete schedule of workshops, visit

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Mariemont schools prep for flu season

Overture Academy to be held Oct. 3 The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) will present its annual Overture Academy on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown Cincinnati. The Academy helps artists in grades seven through 12 improve their skills through interactive workshops and master classes, including such topics as audition preparation, warm-up techniques, stage presence, and preparation and performance tips. The morning session will be dedicated to a class for all disciplines, and the afternoon breakout sessions will give students an opportunity to take a class especially designed for their specific discipline. One of the benefits that the Academy offers is providing both

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puter games based on recycling, running, basketball and healthy food choices. Schools, in turn, earn points based on their students’ participation, and schools that rack up the most points earn cash prizes to buy equipment and supplies, Dunkelman said. The prize money is an incentive, Ronan said. “Times are tight. Our teachers do look for additional ways to buy supplies and bring resources to their classrooms,” she said. Dunkelman said schools in the Cincinnati Archdiocese will also join the effort, and some charter schools are also considering it.

Mariemont City Schools are preparing for the potential resurgence of the H1N1 virus this fall. Superintendent Paul Imhoff said the school district sent informational letters to parents and trained staff about flu symptoms. “This is certainly on the top of our list and we are taking extra precautions,” he said. When school starts, Imhoff said they will remind students to cover coughs and frequently wash hands to prevent spreading the flu virus. “Those are things we usually do, but we’ll certainly do more of that,” he said. The school nurse will be available to answer any questions from parents or students. Imhoff said he is meeting with Hamilton County health officials to learn more about how to protect students and staff from H1N1 and other flu viruses. Megan Hummel, a public affairs specialist with Hamilton County Public Health, said H1N1 vaccines are expected to arrive in the fall. She said the agency is working

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed tips to help people stay healthy during flu season. • Cover nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Alcohol-based cleaners are also effective. • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth and stay home if sick. • Stay informed. Visit or call 1-800-232-4636 for more information. with schools in devising a distribution plan for the vaccine. Hummel said school-age children will be among the first to be vaccinated because they tend to be at a higher risk. Hummel said public health agencies are preparing for the reemergence of the H1N1 virus. “It’s not necessarily that the illness will be more severe, but it could be more widespread,” she said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed preparation guides, communication tool kits and other resources for schools.

Computer glitch deletes Kilgour registrants By Forrest Sellers

A computer glitch fouled up registration for new students at Kilgour School in the Cincinnati Public School District. “What apparently happened is some of the parents who had registered, particularly (for) kindergarten, did not get picked up by the new data system,” said Janet Walsh, director of public affairs for Cincinnati Public Schools. Walsh said Hyde Park regis-

trants at Kilgour School seemed to be the ones affected by the computer problem. She said although these registrants may not officially be in the electronic data system at this time, the district still has a paper backup with the registration information. Walsh recommended calling the school directly with any registration issues or to confirm whether a student is registered. For information, call 3633000.

SCHOOL NOTES Writer-in-Residence program

The Seven Hills School has established the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer-in-Residence Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The program, which includes the addition of a creative writing elective to the Upper School curriculum, was made possible by a bequest from alumna Eva Jane Romaine Coombe, a grant from the Margaret Hall Foundation and other individual gifts. The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer-inResidence Program is designed to host a published writer each year who will teach two semester-long creative writing courses for selected juniors and seniors, pursue personal writing projects and organize school events designed to heighten involvement in creative writing. Seven Hills appointed Kristen FitzPatrick as the first Coombe Writer in Residence. A native of Detroit, FitzPatrick is an experienced college writing instructor who has taught in California, Illinois, Michigan and

Japan. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from California State University, an M.A. in writing from DePaul University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.

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Cole Council of Clark Montessori High School, Eyosias Alle and Destiny Griffith of Withrow International High School and Shantel Neely of Withrow University High School recently earned dual high school and college credit by completing the inaugural STEM Summer Academy at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The students successfully completed college-level courses in engineering technologies, bioscience or Spanish on an accelerated schedule. Students also received free tuition, parking and a lunch allowance along with a $700 stipend. The STEM Summer Academy at Cincinnati State was funded by a $167,000 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents.

REUNIONS Our Lady of Visitation Class of 1989 – is celebrating its 20-year reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave. For questions or to RSVP contact Katie AbramsMuldoon at Classes of 1964 Amelia and Glen Este and other 1960 classes – will celebrate their 45th reunion on Aug. 29, at Pattison Park in Owensville. Classmates from other 1960s classes are invited and welcome to attend. E-mail for more information: or call Jerry at 859-3418123 or Ken Ellis at 513-753-4035.

Greenhills High School class of 1984 – Committee members including Angelo Zolotas, Karen (Lampert) Pizzimenti, Diane (Witherby) Shapiro and Karen (Henry) Bender are planning a reunion for August. Class members are asked to update their address, phone number and e-mail address by e-mailing the information to: The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at


Jason Anderson has been named to the

2009 spring semester dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis. He is from Terrace Park.


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Some interesting things I’ve learned along the way 1) Tune your television to any channel that it doesn’t receive, and about one percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by ‌ the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe. Bill Bryson “A Short History of Nearly Everythingâ€? 2) “The music of the spheres,â€? the Pythagorean metaphor that has inspired great composers throughout the ages, is no figment of

h u m a n imagination. A s music critic John Rockwell commented, “Who Father Lou knew? All Guntzelman t h o s e hilosoPerspectives pphers and scientists and theoreticians who believed in the ancient Music of the Spheres were on to something. There is such a music, and it’s the note B-flat.�


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Rockwell refers to the fact that in 2003 astronomers using the Hubble telescope registered a “cosmic humâ€? emanating from black holes with “a frequency equivalent to a Bflat which in their instruments calculated to be 57 tones below middle C.â€? Among musicologists, this news from outer space has sparked an Internet quest for the emotional and aesthetic significance of Bflat ‌â€? Elizabeth Michael Boyle “Science as Sacred Metaphorâ€? 3) “Why do kids today wear their baseball caps the wrong way round? asked someone wearing his peakforward. “Two reasons,â€? said Kipling ‌ First, you need ask yourself what signals a

male needs to transmit to a potential mate in order to advertise his suitability as a source of strong genetic material, more likely to survive than that of his competitor males. One answer is brute physical strength. Now, consider the baseball cap. Worn in the traditional style it offer protection against the sun and also the gaze of aggressive competitors. By turning the cap around, the male is signaling that he doesn’t need this protection: he is tough enough to face the elements and the gaze of any who might threaten him. Second, inverting the cap is a gesture of non-conformity. Primates live in highly ordered social structures. Playing by the rules is considered essential. Turning the cap around shows that the male is above the rules

that constrain his competitors, and again signals that he has a superior strength. Julian Baggini “The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten� 4) For the first time in human history belief in God has become implausible in Western civilization, and to the very same extent it had been plausible for earlier generations. As a result, the religious believer is in a defensive position. He knows his belief will be challenged and that if this happens, he will have to explain himself either in religious terms that more often than not irritate the other rather than enlighten him, or in secular terms that are not adequate for expressing transcendence. Therefore, you may

expect people to draw back from talking about their religion and their spirituality, and to be afraid of encountering incomprehension if not down right rejection. Agneta Schreurs “Psychotherapy and Spirituality� 5) If spirituality has any single benchmark it is naturalness. Another seems to be the slow but steady erosion of self-consciousness. Marsha Sinetar “A Way Without Words� Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at m or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

GOP picks Jones for vacant Senate seat Gannett News Service Ohio Senate Republicans last week picked state Rep. Shannon Jones to become the newest member of the Senate, representing about 330,000 residents of Hamilton and Warren counties. Jones, of Springboro, was among four candidates who applied for the 7th District seat left vacant by the June 19 death of Sen. Bob Schuler. The Sycamore Township Republican died of cancer. Republicans represent 21 of the state’s 33 Senate dis-

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tricts, including this appointment “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the weeks and months ahead on the many challenges facing Ohio and pledge my best efforts to ensure the voice of my constituents is heard at the Statehouse,â€? Jones said. “I am honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to represent the people of the 7th Senate District,â€? Jones said. Jones will complete Schuler’s unexpired fouryear term, and has to run for election in 2010. Her 67th District seat now has to be filled in the Ohio House. She is in her second two-year term. Alex M. Triantafilou, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, said that Jones, who once served as executive director of the county GOP, will make a great state senator. “Shannon is well-known to Cincinnatians. We’re very happy for Shannon.’’ The other applicants were: • Former Rep. Tom Brinkman Jr. of Mount Lookout • Former Rep. Michelle Schneider of Madeira • Patrick McQuiddy, a self-described common citizen from Lebanon.


Shannon Jones, second from left, takes the oath of office for the 7th Senate District from Senate President Bill Harris, left, in the Ohio Senate. Also present were Jones’ son, Jacob, her husband, Russell, and her stepmother and father. Brinkman and Schneider were term-limited from the House in 2008 after serving eight years. Brinkman said he told the seven-member screening committee that they should have picked a separate “placeholder’’ appointee – someone not interested in seeking the job permanently. Then the others could seek voter approval in next spring’s primary election. “At least then you have at least some public participation,’’ Brinkman said.

“They are going to hurt feelings and disenfranchise 330,000 people.’’ Jones will get a head start by running next year as an incumbent state senator for a full four-year term – which pays a base annual salary of $60,584. The 7th Senate District is heavily Republican: Schuler was re-elected in 2006 over Democrat Rick Smith with 62 percent of the vote. The seat covers eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County.

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How to pickle that peck of peppers

When I go out to the garden to pick peppers, I think of Nell Wilson, along with my sisters S o n i a E r v i n , Christine Lawson and Edith Hartwell. Nell is Ron Wilo n ’ s Rita smom. Ron Heikenfeld is our garRita’s kitchen d e n i n g columnist and I met Nell years ago when I was a guest on Ron’s radio show. Nell’s pickled pepper recipe is one of the best. Sonia, Christine and Edith were the first of my sisters to learn to make pickled peppers from my mom. Mom made big batches of everything. Nell’s version is for smaller batches, which are more doable for most of you. Even if you’ve never

canned, I hope you try a batch. You’ll be glad you did when you compare the price of pickled peppers with home canned. The bonus is they make great gifts from the kitchen, and you know exactly what’s in them.

percent acidity 2 cups water 1 â „2 to 2 cups sugar (see note above)* Bring brine to a boil. Let boil gently as you fill jars.

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Nell Wilson’s famous pickled peppers

*I make this with a mixture of mostly hot peppers. I usually don’t add 2 cups sugar; I’ll start out with half a cup, taste the brine, and go from there. (Someone told me you could also use Splenda). If you have extremely hot peppers, though, the 2 cups of sugar is not too much. My sister, Christine, makes my mom’s big batch version of these and uses no sugar at all so it’s up to you. As far as the yield, I don’t remember! It depends on the size of the peppers, whether you use quart or


Nell Wilson’s pickled peppers recipe. pint jars, etc.

Sterilizing jars

Wash canning jars and lids, then put jars in a big pan, covered with water. Bring to a boil and boil 15 minutes. (If your dishwasher is hot enough, use that to sterilize the jars). Keep in hot water until you’re ready to fill.


6 cups clear vinegar, 5

Wash. Leave whole with a slit down the center, or cut into slices as desired. I like to remove seeds if I slice them, but this is optional. Remember the membrane that the seeds are attached to is the hottest part of the pepper, and the seeds are the second hottest part. Place peppers in sterilized, hot jars, packing tightly. Pour boiling brine over, covering peppers. Add seasonings, such as garlic, bay leaf, herbs, etc. or leave plain. Wipe rims with wet cloth. Put lids on. No need to process these as the vinegar keeps bacteria out. Jars will seal on their own – you’ll hear little “pings� as the seal com-

pletes. Any that don’t seal just put in fridge. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

• The lids are a twoparter: a flat seal and a ring. The rings are reusable; the seals are not. • Video for pickling peppers on

Rita’s goat cheese log

So easy and so impressive. Just roll a goat cheese log into some chopped herbs and/or edible flowers. Choose one or two or a lot, like parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary (not too much), chives, thyme, sage, nasturtiums, rose petals, etc. Delicious with French bread or crackers.

Lois Maas’ spinach salad dressing

Lois sent this as a thank you for all the good recipes she’s gotten from this col-

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Firefighter jailed for equipment theft Nadel was bothered that Bacon stole even after the fire department helped him by placing him on disability so he could have an income. “He showed his appreciation by turning around and stealing from them,� Nadel said. “You have a public trust that you betrayed. Authorities discovered the theft when a $900 brass hose nozzle made for the

Cincinnati Fire Department turned up in Indiana. Also stolen were medical supplies, special undergarments used in fighting fires, helmets, boots, gloves and fire axes. Originally, the theft was estimated at $75,000 in equipment. Bacon – who joined the department in 1999 and had an annual salary last year of

$58,256 – must spend six months in jail and three years on probation. He also has to repay the $60,000 he received from the sale of the stolen equipment and serve 100 hours of community service. Smith will spend two months in jail, must make restitution, be on three years of probation and perform 80 hours of community service.



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Do your part to prepare for H1N1 As H1N1 flu continues to circulate both locally and nationally, Hamilton County Public Health is working to prepare for vaccine distribution as well as possible widespread illness this fall. Since 2001, public health agencies have been working hard to ensure we are prepared to handle emergency situations that might arise from natural disasters, terrorist attacks or disease pandemics. While governments and public health agencies are hard at work, there are things everyone can – and should – do to stay healthy. H1N1 virus seems to spread the same way seasonal flu spreads: Mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with flu. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. That’s why practicing proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette is critical: • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not near by, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover your cough or sneeze, not your hands. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Try to stay six feet away from people who are coughing or sneezing. • If you are sick, you should stay home until you are feverfree, without the use of feverreducing medicine, for at least 24 hours. As we anticipate H1N1 and regular flu season, there are some additional ways to protect yourself and help stop the spread of disease in our community.

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What do you expect from the Bengals this season? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

What are your favorite and least favorite memories from your school days? “One of my favorite memories from school was of our plane geometry class. The teacher was a soft-spoken, patient nun and she made learning the subject really fun. “Least favorite memory would have to be the day when two of my classmates conspired to go to another classroom before school started and bring back a guy with whom I had an argument the previous day. “I was totally surprised when I looked up from my desk and saw them standing there. As I was standing up, he sucker punched me.” Bill B. “Going back to school in the fall when I was a child meant new shoes and school supplies that included new crayons and pencils. I loved the new box of crayons with the sharp ends! This was before computers, cell phones and calculators. “I also loved getting back in the classroom to see friends I hadn't seen all summer. This was before playdates and kids stayed in their own neighbors and parents didn't drive them to other neighborhoods. “I remember getting out my clothes the night before the first day and having a hard time getting to sleep because I was so excited to go back to school. I loved the teachers and the chalk boards and the books. “It was a long time ago, but nice to remember.” E.E.C. “Being hall monitor, having free roam of the playground which had lots of trees and sandboxes, after lunch you could buy a ticket for a nickel to see a movie in the auditorium (usually it was Laurel and Hardy serials) or you could choose to go to the library instead or you could just go home for lunch. No school buses; we walked come rain, shine, sleet, hail, snow. Our school lunches were 20 cents and all the pies were made there in the kitchen. At one school I attended

they were caught serving horse meat for hamburger! I liked art and gym and cooking and shop and hated everything else! If someone disrupted class by misbehaving they were sent down to the office and had their hands/bottom whacked! Sometimes the teacher did it and saved the principal the bother. Needless to say there were very few kids that acted up! But, lookout when he left the room as the spitballs and erasers went a-flying. I still stay in touch with several school friends from fourth grade.” Duke “My favorite and least favorite memories of school will be shared next week at Amelia’s 45th high school reunion. The dusty yearbook is never near-right and due to my age or whatever, a few less seats will be occupied at our reunion. “Personally and back then as a transfer for Withrow to Amelia – school was just great in sharing with my ‘first serious girl’ all the times in school activities, living for the moment, finding a haven of sorts in Witham Woods and looking forward to the weekends. “Least favorite memories include sitting in government class in November of 1963 and hearing over the school PA system that our president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. “Also of memories back then was a paper required of a troubled country and of our early involvement. The country was Vietnam. I eventually went on to participate at the expense of higher education. I don’t remember my grade on the assignment, but I know the assignment to Vietnam changed my life. “When I look back, school of our age deserved innocence and growth. So many were cut short at an early age regardless of my so many fortunate memories.” J.W.

and everyone should consider receiving the H1N1 vaccine, upon availability. People that are at high risk for illness and therefore are a priority to receive the H1N1 vaccine include: • Pregnant women • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age • Health care and emergency services personnel • People between the ages of 6 months through 24 years of age • People ages 25 through 64 years with chronic health disorders or weakened immune systems Don’t forget about the seasonal flu vaccine! There is a lot of discussion about H1N1 flu, but the usual seasonal flu viruses are still expected to cause illness this fall and winter. While it won’t protect you against H1N1 flu, the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each fall. By getting a flu shot, you ensure that you will stay healthy and that you will not spread the flu to those who are at high risk for serious flu complications, such as the elderly, young children and people with certain

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• Review Tim Ingram proper hand Community hygiene and respiratory etiPress guest quette with columnist your children now – don’t wait until they get sick. • Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-thecounter medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs, tissues and other related items could be useful and help avoid the need to make trips out in public while you are sick and contagious. • Make plans for emergency child care in case your child is ill and unable to attend school.


• Discuss leniency for sick days to accommodate parents that may need to stay home with sick children. • Review business continuity plans and think about what your organization will do if there are many employees out sick.


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• Encourage members to cover their coughs and sneezes appropriately. • Hang up informational posters or distribute educational flyers. Tim Ingram is the commissioner of Hamilton County Public Health.

Crime victims have rights too Criminal defendants have many well-known constitutional rights. These include the right to counsel, due process and speedy trial. Victims of crime in Ohio also have important legal rights. Police, prosecutors, judges and correction officials have a legal duty to consider the victim’s rights. Within a reasonable amount of time after an offender’s arrest the police must notify the victim of the offender’s arrest, the offender’s name and whether the offender is eligible for pre-trial release. The prosecutor in the case, to the extent practicable, must confer with the victim before agreeing to a plea bargain or dismissing any charges. Upon the victim’s request, the prosecutor must inform the victim of the date, time and place of any scheduled proceeding in the case.

The victim may be present whenever the defendant is present during any stage of the case conducted on the record other than Judge Brad grand jury proGreenberg ceedings or if to Community necessary ensure a fair Press guest trial. columnist The court shall make reasonable efforts to minimize contact between the victim and the defendant and their family members including providing separate waiting areas if available. The prosecutor is required to notify the victim of the defendant’s acquittal or conviction and the sentencing hearing. Before imposing sentence, the court must permit and consider

the victim’s statement about the impact of the crime and recommended sentence. The court must also permit and consider the victim’s statement before granting early release of the defendant. The victim may also request information from the jail or prison housing the defendant. If requested, the prison must notify the victim in advance of any parole hearing. The victim also must be notified of any escape, release or death of the inmate. Unfortunately, crime victims often feel that the justice system cares more about the rights of criminal defendants than victims. Victims of crime should know that they have legal rights too. The justice system must protect the rights of victims and the accused. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

WHEN THEY MEET Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor David Crowley Clerk of Council Melissa Autry, 352-3246; council President Pro-Tem Y. Laketa Cole; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, John Cranley, Leslie Ghiz, Chris Monzel, Roxanne Qualls and Cecil Thomas. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr, 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

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

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

Columbia Township

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 5616046. Web site: Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp; trustees Marty Power and Susan Hughes; Fiscal Officer Paul Davis. Administrator C. Michael Lemon; Road Superintendent John Servizzi, Jr.; Contract with Little Miami and Golf Manor fire departments and Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District. Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Golf Manor Fire Chief Greg Ballman, 531-2022; Silverton Fire Chief Donald Newman, 791-2500. Contract with Hamilton County Sheriff.

Columbia-Tusculum Community Council

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


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

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council

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

Linwood Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Carl Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane. Council President Tom Salamon.

Madisonville Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. 561-9343. Web site: Council President Robert Mendlein; Vice President Carlyn Winstead; Secretary Kim Eppens; Corresponding Secretary Lois Day; Treasurer Margie Hays.



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This week in golf

• Seven Hills boys’ golf team beat Cincinnati Country, scoring 161 over CCD’s 185, Aug. 12. • Seven Hills’ Carlton Zesch and Dan Shi were comedalists, with a two-over par 37 on the front nine at Kenwood Country Club. • St. Ursula’s Maggie Prokop and Megan Carrol both shot a 2-over-par 38 on the front nine at the Country Club of the North, Aug. 13, helping St. Ursula beat Chaminade-Julienne, Alter and Carroll with a score of 157.

Baseball tryouts

The 17U Cincinnati Warriors (formally the Midland Warriors), an established SWOL baseball team is seeking solid, committed players for the 2010 season. Tryouts will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, at Sellman Field Park behind Madeira Middle School. Contact Bob Bolubasz at 474-5399 evenings/weekends or at

Dillard memorial preview

The Mariemont High School Boys Soccer Team will be conducting the first Sam Dillard Memorial Soccer Preview at Kusel Stadium Saturday, Aug. 22. Dillard was a long-time boys’ soccer coach who died last November, leaving a wife and two small children. Admission is a $5 donation. Raffles will be conducted during the day, with all proceeds benefitting the Dillard family. The schedule for the day is: 8:30 a.m. – Amelia vs. Cinti Country Day 10 a.m. – Milford vs. Finneytown 11:15 a.m. – Summit Country Day vs. Indian Hill 12:30 a.m. – CHCA vs. Reading 1:45 a.m. – Little Miami vs. Madeira 3 p.m. – Purcell Marian vs. Mariemont 4:15 p.m. – Loveland vs. Seven Hills 5:30 p.m. – Deer Park vs. Cinti Christian 7 p.m. – Cincinnati Christian alumni vs. Mariemont High School alumni

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Mariemont aims for D-V playoffs By Anthony Amorini

Bolstered experience and a shift to Division V status is conjuring thoughts of a return to the playoffs for the Mariemont Warriors. The Warriors last Crosby appeared in Division IV playoffs in 2005 and finished at 2-8 last fall. But with seven starters returning on both offense and defense, 29th-year head coach Tom Crosby believes the optimism is well founded. At the start of its 2-8 campaign in 2008, the Warriors only had one returning

Game days

Aug. 28 @ Roger Bacon Sept. 4 Western Hills Sept. 11 Aiken Sept. 18 @ Walnut Hills Sept. 25 Milford Oct. 2 @ Talawanda Oct. 9 @ Norwood Oct. 16 Ross – homecoming Oct. 23 @ Northwest Oct. 30 Edgewood All games 7:30 p.m.


Mariemont linebacker Kevin Nerl creeps toward the line of scrimmage before the snap during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14, against Cincinnati Country Day. starter on both sides of the ball. “I think we will surprise a lot of people,” Crosby said. “Getting to the playoffs is a big goal for us. These kids are eager to learn and anxious to prove themselves.” Offensively, the majority of Mariemont’s skill players are returning starters including junior running back Jake Griffin, senior fullback Chris Groppe and junior quarterback Chip Stewart. Groppe score eight touchdowns while averaging 5.8 yards a carry in 2008. Anchored by senior tackle Bryan Georgilis, additional returning starters on the

offensive line include junior center Drew Hyer, junior guard Evan Hollyday and senior guard Riley Webb. Sophomore running back Griffin Donnelly will make an immediate impact offensively for Mariemont. “I think we will be much improved on the line,” Crosby said. “I’m also very happy with the athleticism of our running backs.” Defensively, Groppe returns as a linebacker to help lead the Warriors. Groppe finished with 110 tackles and seven sacks last fall. Additional defensive leaders include junior safety John Sunday, senior linebacker Kevin Nerl and senior middle guard Tyler Wood. Junior linebackers Alex Utt and Chase Beach are also returning starters. “Up front, we are small but quick and athletic,” Crosby said. “We don’t have a lot of size on defense, but we are very pleased with our secondary.” Crosby won the 200th game of his coaching career last year and is 200-114-1 overall. As Mariemont’s head coach, Crosby is 193-101-1 through his 29-year stint as the coach and is closing in on 200 wins as a Warrior.

On the team No. Name



2 Tate DeCamp FR RB/DB 3 John Sunday JR RB/DB 5 Billy Bausmith SO FB/LB 6 Scott Bartlett JR RB/LB 8 Matt Stewart FR QB/DB 9 Nick Jones FR RB/DB 10Chip Stewart JR QB/DB 11Kevin Nerl SO E/LB 12Eric Nerl SO QB/DB 16Terek Gaines SO WR/DB 18Neal Stehling FR WR/DB 19Dominick GalbraithFR WR/DB 20Cole DeCamp SO RB/DB 21Mike Davis JR RB/DB 22Griffin Donnelly SO RB/DB 23Chase Beach JR RB/DB 25Cooper Beach SO RB/DB 28 Tim Sattergren JR WR/DB 29Mike Keller SR WR/OLB 30Jacob Davis FR RB/DB 32Chris Groppe SR FB/OLB 33Justin Bonner SR FB/OLB 34Tyler Wood SR FB/MG

37 Tim Purcell JR 40Jake Griffin JR 42Mike Wirthlin SO 44Alex Utt JR 51Erik Flynn FR 52Ian Anderson SR 53Will Van Hook FR 58Chris Walker JR 59Riley Webb SR 60Drew Hyer JR 62Chad Bunt SR 63Chris Comisar FR 64Jake Huskey SO 65Phil Simpson JR 66Alex Heffner SO 67 Robby Troller FR 68Evan Hollyday JR 70 Scott Leach SO 72 Bryan Georgilis SR 73 Trevor Todd JR 74 Nick Butcher SO 77 Aaron Lang JR 80Job Jennings JR 81Reid Mahorney FR 85Christian LehmanSO



Mariemont head coach Tom Crosby has a talk with quarterback Chip Stewart, right, and the Warriors’ offense during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14.

Walnut Hills aims for winning season By Mark Chalifoux

The Walnut Hills High School football team is going in the right direction and that means playing for a winning Bucher record in 2009. “The honeymoon is over. Breaking the losing streak is a thing of the past and we have higher Crawley expectations now,” second-year head coach G e o r g e Kontsis said. “The program is on the rise, Roley thanks to an

outstanding coaching staff and players that take things seriously and work hard.” If the Eagles are going to finish with a winning season, the team’s experience and team speed will be two of the reasons. The Eagles were young in 2008 and return some good game experience. “They learned to compete but the young kids last year were just puppies and now they are a whole year stronger and faster,” Kontsis said. “That experience adds up.” The Eagles will have some playmakers on the gridiron this fall as well, starting with quarterback Dez Stewart. Stewart is convert from wide receiver and Kontsis said Stewart is grasping the offense very well. “We’re asking a lot of him and he obviously runs the ball well and is progressing in the passing game,” Kontsis said.

On the team No. Name

Year Pos.

77 Evan Addison SO 12Carlitos Anderson SO 32Keita Arthur JR 24Keith Benjamin JR 50Zachery Berning SR 74 Christopher BrownSO 51Mike Brown SR 23Benson Browne JR 88 Brent Nelson BrunerJR 76 Max Bucher SR 40Juwan Buckner SO 41Roman Campolo JR 85Marcus Carnes SR 11Miles Crawley JR 67 Debbrian Danner SO 80Duvall Davis JR 30Kenneth Davis SO 42Kaleb Edwards SR 60Jared Erkins SO 22Ricky Foster SR 82Jalen Harris SO 61Evan Hill SR 52Christian Jackson SR


84Derek Jackson JR WR/DB 31Jackson Kosztala JR WR/DB 83Eric Lane SO LB/WR 35Kamree Maull SO RB/OLB 54Thomas McMillan JR OL/DL 62Antwan Owens SO OL/DL 86Kali Randall SO WR/DB 66Bobby Rankin JR OLB/OL 5 J.R. Roley JR WR/DB 73 George Ross SO OL/DL 35Darin Russell SR RB/LB 33Tommy Sand SO WR/DB 45Derrian Scales SO LB/TE 70 Isaac Sebron SR OL/DL 10Conor Shafer SO QB 17Sam Shelton SR WR/DB 53Jonathan Simmons JR C 81Aaron Smith SR RB/DB 55James Smith SO LB/OLB 75 Jason Stargell SO DL/OL 7 Dez Stewart JR QB 68Alex VanOsdol JR DL/OL 88Eli Wegweiser SO TE/DL 78 Kristofer WhittakerSO OL/DL

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Aug. 28 @ Purcell Marian Sept. 4 Milford Sept. 11 Hughes Center Sept. 18 Mount Healthy Sept. 25 @ Talawanda Oct. 2 Turpin Oct. 9 Little Miami Oct. 16 @ Amelia Oct. 23 Wilmington Oct. 30 @ Kings All games at 7:30 p.m. Stewart will have some help in the backfield in the form of returning running back Ricky Foster. Sophomore cornerback and running back Kenny Davis is another player to watch for Walnut Hills. Juniors Miles Crawley and J.R. Roley will be the standouts at the wide receiver position and linebacker Mike Brown will be another key player. Max Bucher and Isaac Sebron will be key linemen for the Eagles. One area the Eagles will have to improve is leadership, according to Kontsis. “We lost a lot of great senior leadership and we’re waiting for some of the guys to really step up,” he said. The team also lost several linemen to graduation and will be working younger players into those positions. While the team has some talented players, there are a lot of young faces on the team and some inexperience as well. There are a few newer players to keep an eye on, including tackle Evan Addison, Jared Erkins on the line and tight ends and defensive ends Benson Browne and Jalen Harris.


Ricky Foster led Walnut Hills in rushing touchdowns in 2008 and will be a key factor in the backfield again in 2009. “We’ve got some good young talent. We just need them to develop right away,” Kontsis said. The team has a difficult schedule, including an opening game against Purcell Marian and a tough FAVC slate. “You always have Kings and Turpin. Little Miami will be very good and Talawan-

da is strong,” Kontsis said. Kontsis said the leadership issue will be important for Walnut Hills. The team still has a lot to learn, but he’s optimistic for the season and the Eagles’ future. “We’ve come a long way, we’re a lot better now than we were at this time last year,” he said.


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August 19, 2009

Cougars ready for first year in MVC By Mark Chalifoux

The Clark Montessori football team is in its first season in the Miami Valley Conference and the Cougars have one major goal for the 2009 season: Finish with the school’s first winning record. “I think we do have a shot at a winning season,” head coach Steve Sheehan said. If Sheehan seems overly optimistic, it’s because of his team’s speed. The Cougars should have strong team speed on both sides of the ball. Clark has nine players who run a 40-yard dash in less than 4.8 seconds. “Our speed factor is very good and is something we can take advantage of to make some plays,” Sheehan said. Clark played its first full varsity football season in 2008 and the Cougars do return a number of players. Still, Sheehan would like to see the numbers increase in the next few seasons. Clark only has seven seniors on the roster in 2009. “We’re working hard to build the program up and



Game days

Aug. 29 @ Middletown Christian – 7 p.m. Sept. 5 @ Dayton Christian Sept. 11 @ Williamsburg Sept. 17 @ Cincinnati Country Day – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 Lockland Oct. 2 @ Cincinnati Christian Oct. 9 North College Hill Oct. 16 New Miami Oct. 23 @ Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy – 7 p.m. Oct. 30 @ Summit Country Day All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. you don’t want to go into any varsity season with only seven seniors,” he said. The seven seniors have been providing good leadership, Sheehan said.

On the team No. Name



1 Maurice Smoot SR TE/LB 2 Ernest Smith SR FB/LB 3 Jordan Lewis SO RB/OLB 4 Paul Woodson SO QB/DB 6 Antonio Jackson SO RB/DB 7 Teyontae Vaughn FR RB/OLB 8 Casey Calmeise SR QB/DB 9 Kameron Toney JR RB/DB 10Tyler Davis FR QB/DB 11Ashford Chenault SR WR/OLB 12Al Upshaw JR RB/DB 14Kenny Thornton FR WR/DB 15David Burt FR TE/DB 16Berheem McCollumFR FB/LB 17 Zavier Knox Sandipher JR WR/OLB 21Chezree Floyd R WR/OLB 22Aaron Toney FR RB/LB 23Derek Vaughn SO RB/LB

24Chevez Floyd FR 25Montez Greer SR 28Stewart Isaacs FR 41Cordell Wilmene SO 53Cike Ciybcuk SR 55Phillip hardaway SO 56Aaron Bronson JR 57 Demarco Robinson JR 61Sam Leeman JR 62Mike Manggrum SO 63Ezra Yisrael JR 64Caleb Demerle JR 67 Mario Garnett SO 68Caleb Smith FR 72 Alex Arnsparger FR 76 Derrick Marshall JR 78 Malik Pompey FR 85Matavius Sims SO 88Elias Williams SO 89Jamel Jones SR


“ T h e y have been working very hard and have been good leaders but we need to Sheehan build the numbers up so we don’t need so many kids to play both ways,” he said. If the Cougars have a thin spot, it’s on the offensive and defensive lines. Clark Montessori doesn’t have a considerable amount of line depth, so the Cougars will have to stay healthy up front. The team will be led by a handful of playmakers, including quarterback Casey Calmeise. Senior running back Montez Greer, junior offensive lineman Sam leeman and junior wideout Al Upshaw. The defense will be led by senior linebackers Maurice Smoot, Ernest Smith and Ashford Chenault. Junior defensive back Cameron Toney is another player to watch. The team returns 13 starters from 2008 and has a tough schedule that includes four teams that went to the playoffs in 2008, including CHCA, North College Hill and Lockland. “These are new teams for us since we weren’t in the league last year,” Sheehan said. It will be important for Clark to get off to a fast start, as the Cougars have winnable games against Middletown Christian, Dayton Christian and Williamsburg to start the season. “I think we’ll play very sound defense and we’ve got a lot of team speed,” Sheehan said. “Our goal is to finish with a winning season and I think we can do that.”


Clark Montessori quarterback Scott Calameise will be one of the standout seniors for the Cougars in 2009.

Withrow eyes a return to winning ways By Mark Chalifoux

Linebacker Keilan Woods will be one of the defensive standouts for the Withrow Tigers in 2009.


If there’s one thing Withrow High School isn’t used to, it’s losing. That’s why the Tigers will play to erase the sting of a 4-6 record in 2008. “Those guys had never been part of a losing team until last year,” returning head coach Doc Gamble said. “We aren’t happy having an average season, we want to be Gamble great.” Gamble, who coached at Fairfield in 2008, said losing isn’t fun for anyone. “I experienced my first losing season as a head coach last year and losing is not fun at all,” he said. The Tigers will be balanced in 2009 as Withrow has some playmakers on both sides of the ball. Gamble said the Tigers have a good senior class that is working to raise the bar. “We expect those guys to lead us. We should be able to hang our hat on those guys,” he said. The defense will be good in 2009, led by linebacker

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Lee Woods Keilan Woods. Tony Berry is another longtime starter returning and Brandon Mitchell is a guy to watch on the line. Tim Welch is the team’s strong safety and Anthony White is another player to watch. Tyrome Nelson and Morris Jones have been two pleasant surprises at corner back. On offense, the team returns starting quarterback Ryan Banks and receiver Tyrone Howell. Banks threw for more than 1,800 yards in 2008. Center Bruce Lee should be a standout on the offensive line and Demontre Thorpe is another wideout to watch. Gamble said the most important thing is getting guys to adjust to his way of doing things again and to take care of the little things. “What’s old is new again and once we take care of the little things, the big things will take care of themselves,” he said. Withrow has a tough schedule that includes

Aug. 28 @ Edgewood Sept. 4 @ Winton Woods Sept. 11 Highlands Sept. 18 Taft Sept. 25 @ Hughes Center Oct. 2 Woodward Oct. 10 @ Shroder Oct. 17 @ Western Hills Oct. 23 Holmes Oct. 30 Aiken All games at 7:30 p.m.


The Withrow High School varsity football roster for 2009 wasn’t available by deadline. games at Edgewood and Winton Woods. Gamble said the Tigers will be a competitive team in 2009 and will be a team that never gives up. “We’re going to compete all the way through and play hard until the clock says zero,” he said. “Our guys will be organized and focused and we’ll give our fans something to cheer about again. We’re going to have fun and we’re going to get back to our winning ways and instill some pride back into Withrow football.”

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Ken Minor takes over at Summit By Anthony Amorini

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Longtime head coach Ken Minor knows what it takes to get to the high school playoffs. Beginning his first season at the helm of S u m m i t Country Day’s proMinor g r a m , Minor’s long-term goal is simple albeit lofty. “The goal is to get Summit to the playoffs,” Minor said as he prepared to begin his 30th year as a football coach in Cincinnati. Minor coached in the playoffs during seven of the past nine years including six trips as head coach at Reading and one trip as offensive coordinator at North College Hill. “It’s rejuvenating for me to come into a program like this,” Minor said of taking over at Summit. “It’s really exciting to be back as a head coach where the kids, parents and administration appreciate you.” Summit returns five starters on both offense and defense. Senior Bradley Evans is a leader for the Silver Knights on both sides of the ball as a running back, receiver and defensive back. Standing at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, Evans had 25 catches for 563 yards last season while averaging

Aug. 15 Cincinnati Christian – 11 a.m. Aug. 21 Shroder Paideia Aug. 28 Williamsburg Sept. 4 Evangel Sept. 11 Oyler Sept. 18 @ Lockland – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 Cincinnati Country Day Oct. 2 @ CHCA – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 New Miami Oct. 16 @ North College Hill – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Fort Loramie Jr./Sr. Oct. 30 Clark Montessori All games 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Summit Country Day running back Bradley Evans makes a cut while toting the ball during practice Thursday, Aug. 13. 22.5 yards a reception. “He’s getting a lot of looks from D-I (colleges), but his focus is academics,” Minor said. “We use Evans a lot.” Offensively, Summit lost most of its production to

graduation following its 4-6 campaign in 2008. Quarterback C.J. Collins and running back Shamar Hester, both 2009 graduates, combined to produce more than 3,000 yards of offense last fall.

Collins rushed for 1,290 yards and threw for 792 yards. Hester rumbled for 1,164 yards on the ground. “We have a lot to replace without those guys around,” Minor said. However, Minor believes the Silver Knights’ offensive line will be quite strong in 2009, he said. “The whole key to our success this year revolves around our offensive line,” Minor said. Four of five players on the offensive line are returning starters including senior tackle A.J. Olding, junior tackle Chris Capell, guard Dane Fajack and junior guard Alex Nourse. Sophomore Nate Goodhart is a first-year starter playing at center.

Ankit Sirvastiva will also make an impact on the offensive line, Minor said. Aside from Evans, offensive standouts for Summit include junior fullback Devonte Hunter and sophomore running back Ledon Laney. Junior kicker Logan Eyer gives the Silver Knights’ special teams a big boost, Minor said. “He takes kicking very seriously and he’s going to help us a lot. He’s been very impressive,” Minor said. Defensively, Evans is joined by a number of talented players including Hunter (lineman), Ben McBride (middle linebacker), Fajack (tackle), Evan Albertson (secondary) and John Landry (lineman). McBride finished with 47 tackles last year with Evans close behind at 39 tackles.


Summit quarterback Rob Selker, right, and assistant coach Justin Isaacs listen intently as head coach Ken Minor discusses some technique with the offense Thursday, Aug. 13. Albertson had 37 tackles. Landry finished with 27 tackles.

On the team No. Name



1 Luke Williams JR WR/DB 2 Ben McBride JR WR/LB 5 David Pool SR WR/DB 7 Gabe Scott SO QB/DB 8 Robbie Selker SR QB/DB 9 Devante Hunter JR TE/RB/DL 10Brian Dean FR WR/DB 11Christian Kuethe FR QB/DB 12Logan Eyer JR K/P 13Hayden Klei JR WR/DB 17Benjamin Davis FR QB/DB 20Guyton Matthews SR RB/LB 21Max Wiliams SO WR/DB 22Chris Davis SO WR/DB 24Ladon Laney SO RB/LB 26John Landry JR RB/DL 27Warren Hill FR WR/DB 29EJ Kathman SO WR/DB 30Armand Walker FR RB/LB

33Austin Elliot SR WR/LB 34Evan Albertson JR WR/DB 42William Temizer SO WR/LB 43Bradley Evans SR RB/WR/DL 53Alex Nourse JR OL/DL 55Michael Jaeger FR OL/DL 56Andrew Lyons SO OL/LB 57 Chandler Thomason SO OL/DL 59Nate Goodhart SO OL/DL 60Chris Tappel JR OL/DL 64Dane Fajack JR OL/DL 73 Perrin March FR OL/DL 74 Ben Wilson FR OL/DL 75 Ankit Srivastava JR OL/DL 77 A.J. Olding SR OL/DL 78 Tommy Noe FR OL/DL 82Nick Ventura JR WR/DB 84Jack Schroder FR WR/DL 90Larson RobinsonFR WR/DB

Dietz brothers set to lead CCD By Anthony Amorini

All things offense will once again revolve around the brothers Dietz for the Cincinnati Country Day Indians. Senior running back Max Dietz is the “focal point” of the Indians’ offense after

taking Division VI All State honors in 2008, head coach Tim Dunn said. M a x Dunn received handoffs, pitches and passes from his older brother

On the team Name

Mick Abrahamson Chance Aldred Jules Cantor Reed Davis Basil DeJong Jake Dietz Max Dietz Scottie Dillingham Will Duncan Lawrence Ervin Evan Finch Will Fritz Conner Frohm Emmett Gladden Vincent Hardon




Devere Highsmith SO Matt Lesser SR Matthew Mack SR Anthony McDaniel SO Arjun Minhas SO Robert Park JR Jordan Patterson SO Russell Patterson SO Jon Strickland FR Clint Thomas SR Wyatt Tiffany JR Ben Valido SO Jack Victor FR Hawkins Warren FR Trevor Yates JR



Cincinnati Country Day running back Max Dietz, right, takes a handoff from Lawrence Ervin during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14, against Mariemont.

Alex Dietz, a 2009 graduate, last fall. Sophomore Jake Dietz takes over at quarterback for Alex and gives Max yet another sibling delivering the ball. “We think our skill guys are good enough to make us a threat, but Alex was very effective,” Dunn said of shifting to a sophomore Dietz at quarterback rather than a senior. “We hope we can pass a little to keep some balance, but we’ll see how it goes with a sophomore quarterback.” Judging from Alex’s and Max’s successes in 2008, Dunn hopes Jake hits the ground running, he said. Max led CCD with 1,163 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns last fall. He also accounted for 627 yards receiving. Alex threw for almost 1,200 yards and rushed for more than 400 yards as a senior. Senior running back Lawrence Ervin is also a returning starter for the Indians. Ervin scored 36 points for the Indians as a junior. On the offensive line, seniors Matt Lesser and Clint Thomas are the only players returning for Dunn. “We don’t have a lot of size on the line and they are young,” Dunn said. “We will be depending a lot on the young guys on the line.” Defensively, Ervin returns to the Indians’ secondary after tallying 100 tackles including 75 unassisted in 2008.


Cincinnati Country Day linebacker Wyatt Tiffany charges toward the line on a blitz during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14, against Mariemont. Junior inside linebacker Wyatt Tiffany finished with 74 tackles last fall and returns to anchor the Indians’ defense alongside Ervin, Dunn said. Lesser and Thomas, both defensive linemen, finished with 45 tackles and 40 tackles, respectively. Thomas also produced nine sacks for CCD. “I think we still have to grow a lot as a team,” Dunn said while looking forward to games against 2008 playoff teams including

Game days Aug. 28 @ Clermont Northeastern Sept. 4 Oyler Sept. 11 @ Taylor Sept. 17 @ Clark Montessori – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 @ Summit Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 2 @ North College North College Hill, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Lockland. “We have to have a good


Oct. 9 Dayton Christian Oct. 16 Lockland Oct. 23 @ New Miami Oct. 30 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. night to beat any one of those three teams, but it would be nice,” Dunn added.


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August 19, 2009

Cavaliers focused on finishing By Tony Meale

In terms of records, 7-3 looks a whole lot better than 1-9. But sometimes the difference between the two isn’t all that great. Just ask the 2008 Purcell Marian High School football team, which lost six games by a combined 30 points, including three by four points or fewer. “We have to learn how to finish,” head coach Brian Miller said. “This year the kids are focused on finishing everything they do and getting off to a fast start.” With 17 seniors and nine returning starters, the Cavaliers have high hopes for accomplishing those goals. “Our strength will be our senior leadership,” Miller said. “Last year we only had eight seniors, so having



Pat Murphy is a returning All-GCL lineman for Purcell Marian and will be one of the standouts in 2009.

The Purcell Marian High School varsity football roster for 2009 wasn’t available by deadline.

Meinking Mitchell 17 will go a long way.” Among the key returners are seniors Jimmy Hermann (QB), Pat Meinking (WR), Tim Mitchell (FS), Pat Murphy (OL/DL) and Mike Virge (OL/DL). Junior Tyrone Patel (OL/DL) has also been impressive this preseason. The Cavaliers have several tough games slated for the 2009 schedule, including showdowns with league rivals Badin, McNicholas and Roger Bacon; but to Mitchell, none stands out. “We’ve got to go week to week,” he said. “Every game is important to us. Our most important game is the one that’s coming up.” Miller, however, did admit that he’s happy with the determination and commitment his team has shown this summer.



Game days

Aug. 28 Walnut Hills Sept. 4 Norwood Sept. 11 @ Reading Sept. 19 Bishop Fenwick – 1 p.m. Sept. 25 @ Carroll Oct. 3 Badin – 1 p.m. Oct. 10 Archbishop McNicholas – 1 p.m. Oct. 16 ChaminadeJulienne Oct. 23 @ Archbishop Alter Oct. 30 @ Roger Bacon All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. “Our kids are really working hard and doing everything that we’re asking them to do; I’m excited about the year,” he said. “But we still have a lot of work to do.”

Bombers look to bounce back By Tony Meale


Steve Specht hopes to lead the Bombers back to the postseason after missing the playoffs in 2008.

The Bombers have been there before – and now they want to get back. In December 2007, the St. Xavier High School football team capped its second undefeated season in three years, won a state title and was widely considered one of the top teams in the country. In October 2008, the Bombers lost three of their last four regular season games – all by three points – and finished 4-6 and missed the playoffs. “(Our players) want to forget about last year,” head coach Steve Specht said.

On the team No. Name

Year Pos.

2 Tanner Vidal SR 3 Alexander Longi SR 3 Chris Gradone JR 4 Conor Hundley SO 5 Nate Ley SR 6 Jake Rumpke JR 7 Tyler Smith SR 8 Steven Daniels JR 9 Chris Logeman SR 9 Mack Ohlinger JR 10Sam Kimble SR 10Nigel Muhammad SR 11Ike Davidoski SR 12Michael Fitzpatrick 12Max James JR 13Nick Albers JR 13Tommy Klenk JR 14Ryan Kampbel JR 14Luke Massa SR 15Griffin Dolle SO 15Jake Koopman SR 16Rob Doerger JR 16Jack Gusweiler SR 17EJ Parchment SO 17Nick Sabert SR 18Patrick Brown JR 18Kevin Hegman SR 19Will Carroll SR 20Max Mello SR 20Trey Sherman JR 21Evan Ballinger SO 21Jake Potts SR 22Kyle Millard JR 22Nick Weston SR 23Nick Barnett JR 23Daniel Braswell JR 24Christian WojtaszekJR 25Robert Leonard SR


26Patrick Guetle SR 27Quinn Patterson SR 28Lonnie Rucker SR 29Jake Brodbeck JR 30Vincent Torchia SR 31Andy Dorger JR 32Garrett Gilpin JR 32Jovanie Stewart SR 33Connor Buczek JR 34Sean Duggan JR 35Ian Rothan JR 35Jacob Sander JR 36Knoell Palmer SR 37Joe Neiser JR 38Brian Hawking JR 38Will Washburn JR 39Marcus Hughes JR 40Andrew Arand SO 41Joe Laverty SR 42Stoney Luttmer SR 43Thomas SchilderinkSR 44Dylan Ellis JR 44Gregory Versteeg SR 45Zach Fleming JR 46Connor McCurren JR 47 Sam Castellini SR 48Nick Lewis SR 50Nathan Gerbus SO 51Evan Prophit JR 52Alec Pawlukiewicz SR 52Xavier French JR 53Brad Stuhlreyer SR 54Eric Gantzer SR 55Patrick Barrett JR 55David Kinne SR 56Cory Brunton SR 57 Austin Chapman SR 58Alex Breen SO 58Christian Zenni SR


59Paul Minutolo 60Eric Kramer 61Patrick Ahern 62Matt Blevins 63Rico Deluca 63Andrew Kucia 64Cecil Walker 66Adam Hogeback 67 Brandyn Cook 67 Mark Hall 68Daniel McCuen 69Billy Metz 70 James Chapline 71 Max Danenhauer 72 Steven Smith 74 Ryan Schnieber 77 Mitch Molnar 78 Matt James 79 Jack Woodall 80Steven Sieber 81Tom Spraul 82Kevin Milligan 83Ryan Brady 84Kyle Hartmann 85Jeff Kraemer 86Neal Eckstein 87 Drew Hart 88Adam Zuboski 89Trey Cassidy 90Nick Ruch 91Leland Askew 92Clifton Thacker 93Conner Carman 94Jimmy Bossart 95Adrian Smith 96Michael McIntyre 97 Andy Spitznagel 98Michael Griffith 99JR Sandhas


“This is a new year with new opportunities.” Leading the renaissance will be senior quarterback Luke Massa, who suffered a broken collarbone at Louisville Trinity last September and was lost for the season. Providing protection up front is Matt James (6-8, 280), who is considered one of the top offensive lineman in the nation and is ranked the fourth-best overall player in the 2010 class by Ohio High Magazine. “(Massa and James) bring experience,” Specht said. “They both started on our ‘07 state team, and they understand the expectations of the program.” Other returning senior starters include Nick Weston (DB), Will Carroll (DB) and Nigel Muhammed (DL). St. X also hopes to get production from juniors Daniel Braswell (RB) and Steven Daniels (FB/LB), as well as seniors Jeff Kraemer (WR) and Alex Longi (WR/TE). “We’re still trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle,” Specht said. As has become the custom, the Bombers face a daunting schedule this season; in addition to their regular GCL foes, St. X will square off against Indianapolis Cathedral, Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Ignatius. With such a tough weekto-week schedule, Specht remains focused on the big picture. “Our goal never changes – we want to get better,” he said. “I believe when you’re coaching kids, the goal should always be to get better. We’re trying to go 1-0 every week.” The Bombers will try to go 1-0 in their seasonopening showdown with Colerain at Nippert Stadium


St. Xavier High School seniors Luke Massa, left, and Matt James, right, hope to lead the Bombers back to state in 2009.

Game days Aug. 28 @ Colerain – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Indianapolis Cathedral Sept. 11 @ St. Xavier Louisville Sept. 18 Trinity High School Sept. 25 @ Highlands Oct. 2 Elder on Aug. 28. St. X came up short in that same setting last year, 13-8. “Colerain is one of the best teams in the state,”

Oct. 9 La Salle Oct. 17 St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 24 @ St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. Oct. 30 @ Archbishop Moeller All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Specht said. “I think we’re going to go in and compete our tails off. Win, lose or draw, (our fans) will be proud of us.”

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August 19, 2009

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Moeller eyes GCL, state titles in 2009

The 2008 Moeller Crusaders had a lot of questions heading into the first season under new head coach John Rodenberg. The 2009 Crusaders have considerably fewer as Moeller returns a considerable amount of Division-I caliber talent and boasts a strong senior class, making the Crusaders one of the top teams in the city. “We’ve worked awfully hard in the weight room and the seniors have been great leaders in the winter and summer. With all the returning starters, we hope to have a lot of success,” Rodenberg said. The offense should be balanced and will be led by Notre Dame-bound Andrew Hendrix. Hendrix threw for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008. Running backs Richie Dyer and Jeff Aubin combine to provide a talented running game for the Crusaders as the duo led the Moeller ground attack in 2008. The offensive line has a

On the team

No. Name


2 Tucker Skove JR 4 Adam Schaffer SR 5 Alex Fine JR 6 Shaquille Jinks JR 8 Kyle Basile JR 9 Drew Rosselot SR 10Corey Smith SR 12Andrew Hendrix SR 13Tyler Mikolajewski JR 15David Whitehead SR 16Charlie Fiessinger JR 17Josh Burandt SR 18Joe Combs SR 19Jeff Aubin SR 21Bubba Hoctor SR 22Jordan Widmeyer SR 23Steven Kuhlman SR 24Trent Williford SR 25Davis Arnold JR 26Kyle Bobay JR 27Anthony Hall JR 28A.J. Gatio SR 29Joseph Bracken JR 30Nick Marchionda JR 31Kyle Walker JR 32Ethan McAlpine SR 33Garett Mize SR 34Collin Joyce JR 35James Rogan JR 36Carson Scheidler JR 37Adam Deyhle SR 38Robert Campbell JR 39Richie Dyer JR 40C.J. Anderson SR 41Jesse Hayes JR 42Tyler Hutchinson SR 43Alex Hider SR 44Marcus Rush SR 45Greg Leksan JR 46Daniel Lang JR 47 Dylan Ruter JR 48John Tanner SO 49Tyler Williford SO 51Mitchell Kremer SR 52Alex Powell JR 53Kevin Petit SR 54Dominic DeNoma JR 55Michael Zoller JR 56Nick Galvin SR 57 Kendall Walker JR 58Chad Mackey SR 60Jon Hanes JR 61Jon Smith SR 64Andrew Blum JR 65Michael Blum JR 66Brad Josephson SR 67 Joe Tull JR 72 Nicholas Curry JR 73 Adam Klever SR 74 Jeff Tanner SR 78 Ali Kassem SR 79 Sam Fraley JR 80David Schneider SR 81Troy Suter SR 82Spender Hidy SR 83Landen Hunter SR 84Ryan Logan JR 85Cameron McCluskey JR 86Andrew Curtin JR 87 Thomas Meier JR 88Monty Madaris SO 89Max Richey JR 90Shane Kroger SR 91Eric Osborn JR 92Michael DeVita JR 93Patrick Tosh JR 94Jordan Stricker SR 95Wyatt Rusche JR 96Patrick Matthews SR 97 Garrett Lotz SR 98Max DeZarn SO 99Tyler Visagie SR



Key players for Moeller High School this season are, from left, Andrew Hendrix, David Schneider, Ali Kassem and Jeff Tanner.

Galvin Rush pair of strong standouts in Division I collegiate prospects Jeff Tanner and Ali Kassem. Ball State-bound tight end David Schneider should be a big target in the passing game as Schneider led the Crusaders in receiving touchdowns in 2008. Wideout Trent Williford is another receiver with big play capabilities. On defense, the Crusaders will be led by a strong front seven. The defensive line is led by two

Division I collegiate prospects, senior Marcus Rush and junior Jessie Hays. The linebackers for Moeller are led by another Division I collegiate prospect, Nick Galvin. Kendall Walker and Garret Mize are two more big-play linebackers for the Crusaders. Moeller also returns cornerback Ethan McAlpine, who was one of the leaders in interceptions in the GCL in 2008. The schedule will be tough again for Moeller in 2009. “People don’t call us ot play unless they are going to be pretty good,” Rodenberg said. “Our feeling is once we get to the playoffs, we are battle-tested.” Moeller has tough games

against Lakewood St. Edward and Winton Woods as well as a tough GCL slate. Elder is looked at as the other power in the GCL South in 2009, but Rodenberg said fans shouldn’t sleep on St. Xavier. “St. X has a chip on their shoulder and that scares me,” he said. “They aren’t used to struggling like they did last year and will come out guns blazing. Watch out for them.” Rodenberg said the 2009 Crusaders will be bigger, especially in the trenches and that the year of experience with the players has helped everyone get used to his system. “Everyone knows where they fall in and where to go,” he said. “I’ve been real

pleased with how things have worked out.” Rodenberg said the program puts a lot of pressure on itself to contend for a GCL title and a state title and that the Crusaders have their sights set on both in 2009. He also said that any team lives and dies with a senior class and that Moeller’s class of 2009 is a good one. “I really like the senior class,” he said. “They are positive and determined. I’m really pleased with this class and fans are going to see a good football team.”

Game days

Aug. 29 Winton Woods – 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Hamilton Sept. 11 @ Centerville Sept. 19 @ Findlay – 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Mentor – 2 p.m. Oct. 3 Highland Park Community Oct. 9 @ Elder Oct. 16 La Salle Oct. 24 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 30 St. Xavier All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Moeller High School head coach John Rodenberg talks to his team Aug. 5 to get his team set for the 2009 season.


By Mark Chalifoux


Eastern Hills Press

August 19, 2009



Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave. Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. Through Oct. 29. 232-5724. Mount Washington. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road. Plants, deli department, frozen custard, gift boxes, fruit baskets, strawberries, corn and other vegetables. Presented by Village of Newtown. Through Oct. 31. 5612004. Newtown.


Bruegger’s Grand Opening, 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 3515 Columbia Parkway. Includes raffles, giveaways food discounts and visit from Zoo animal. Portion of sales benefits Cincinnati Zoo. Family friendly. Free. Through Aug. 23. 321-4400. Columbia Tusculum. Sweet Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, 2800 Erie Ave. Bake sale and 50 percent off in the Hyde and Seek Shop. Benefits programs for seniors at Hyde Park Center.. Presented by Hyde Park Center. 321-6816. Hyde Park.


Josh Katzowitz, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Bearcats Rising.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Pete and Wayne Show, 9 p.m.-midnight, Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. Key West entertainers perform. Adult comedy. Ages 21 and up. $20 reserved front seats, $10. Through Aug. 22. 871-1820. East End. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 1


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Moonlite Garden Party, 8 p.m. With Four on the Floor. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Gates open at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $8. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 18. 321-6776. Oakley.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Anderson Township.


Steve Barone, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dilly Cafe, 561-5233. Mariemont.

Anderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. Presented by Anderson Center. Through Oct. 31. 688-8400; Anderson Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.




Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. “Pirates of the Carib Bean.” Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road. $33.50. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, $21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. Bud Select Friday, 3-6 p.m. River Downs, Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, $7.50-$40. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.


New Acquisitions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510; Oakley. Positively Ninety, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road. Sample from 10-15 wines. 50 cents per taste. Through Sept. 12. 731-1515; Oakley.


One Green Thing Family Day, 11 a.m. Cincinnati Civic Garden Center presents children’s gardening event. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Learn to go green with activities and talks. 3968960; Norwood.


Karen Moning, 2 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Dreamfever.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Pete and Wayne Show, 9 p.m.-midnight, Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, $20 reserved front seats, $10. 871-1820. East End.


Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, $2 ages 212; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


Positively Ninety, noon-6 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township. Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.

Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbury, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Through Aug. 28. 474-3100. Anderson Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.

Cincinnati Dinner Train, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. Through Dec. 26. 7917245. Madisonville.




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Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Cake Town by Busken Bakery, 10 a.m. Children can decorate Back-to-School cupcakes with sprinkles, icing and rings. Busken Bakery, 2675 Madison Road. Hands-on with “Mayor” of Cake Town Cami Smith. $9.95. Registration required. Presented by Cake Town by Busken Bakery. Through Dec. 19. 871-2253; Hyde Park.


Hyde Park Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chef demonstration with Julie Francis of Nectar Restaurant in Mount Lookout. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. Through Sept. 13. 561-3151. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Catch an Outdoor Movie in the Park Saturday, Aug. 22, at Daniel Drake Park, 3800 Red Bank Road, Oakley. Showing is “Madagascar 2.” There will also be a magician and face painting at 7 p.m. The movie begins approximately at 9:15 p.m. Bring your own seating. The event is free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. Call 357-2621.


One Law, Many Manifestations, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beacon of Life, 5701 Murray Ave. Free. 218-2128; Fairfax.


Dr. Robert Osher, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “The Real ABC’s Achievement, Balance & Contentment.” Benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters. 396-8960; Norwood.


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

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Choreographed Ballroom Dance Class, 7 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and more. Beginners welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 29. 929-2427. Anderson Township.



River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. River Downs, Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. ; Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 4


New Acquisitions, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510; Oakley. Positively Ninety, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, $21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, $2 ages 212; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

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Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown. Farmer’s Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, 6876 Main Street, Presented by Village of Newtown. Through Oct. 28. 8252280. Village of Newtown.


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


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Lebo’s, 5869 Kellogg Ave. 232-1763. California.


Chicago with Earth, Wind and Fire, 8 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. $86.50, $60.50. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


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


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Historic Telescopes and How They Were Used, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. University of Cincinnati Communiversity class for astronomy and history buffs. $18. Registration required. 556-6932; Mount Lookout.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.



Jersey Productions hosts “Little Shop of Horrors” through Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Aronoff Center. Performances are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www. Pictured are: Kiera Thomas (Ronnette), Chauntel McKenzie (Crystal), and Chanelle Williams (Chiffon) as “The Urchins."

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road. Fifteen-minute mammogram screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Norwood.


Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin will perform at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Griffin has a reality TV show, “My Life on the D-List,” on Bravo.


Eastern Hills Press

August 19, 2009


Community Research enrolling swine flu study for adults Community Research has begun enrolling a clinical research study testing an experimental vaccine to protect against the A/H1N1, or swine flu, virus. The study is being conducted at 4460 Red Bank Expressway in Madisonville. Adults ages 18 and older can participate. “We are very proud to be a part of this critical research,� said Dr. David Mayleben, president. “Being chosen as one of a select group of research sites speaks to the quality of our study volunteers and the track record we have as

a company in studies like these. “This marks the second time in two years we’ve been selected to carry out vaccine studies vital to not only our country’s health and welfare, but the world’s as well.� Designed for generally healthy adults age 18 and older, this study will help direct public health policy from dosage recommendations to immunization schedules in a wide variety of groups including the elderly. The study, and others like them, have been moved

to the regulatory approval fast-track by predictions that the fall of 2009 could see a surge in A/H1N1 infections in the Northern Hemisphere similar to the outbreaks currently in Southern Hemisphere, where it is winter already. That increase, coupled with several other indicators, led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially list A/H1N1 as a global pandemic on June 11. The United States continues to report the largest number of novel A/H1N1 cases of any country worldwide.

“We will need new people,� said Dr. Antoinette Pragalos, the primary investigator of the study. “This is a very large study and will be enrolling simultaneously around the country. “It will be important that people who may not have considered clinical research in the past find out more about this study to decide is participation is right for them.� Community Research conducts clinical trials on developing medications, dietary supplements, vaccines and compounds for

pharmaceutical and biotech companies from around the world. The company also tests new medical devices and operates an oral care research division which conducts studies for dental

products. Potential volunteers for the A/H1N1 vaccine study can call 721-3868 8 a.m.8 p.m. Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit

DunnhumbyUSA has hired Gul Ahuja as director of product management, price optimization, and Betsy Leonidas as a senior associate, partnership management of communications and media. Previously an IT systems manager of pricing and markdowns for Sears Holdings Co., Ahuja will be responsible for promotional and price optimization planning. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Leonidas, previously an account supervisor at Grey Worldwide, will be responsible for client management. She earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Miami University. Both Ahuja and Leonidas live in Hyde Park.

Medicine practice opens

Mercy Medical Associates’ family medicine practice, Mariemont Family Medicine, is now opened at 7447 Wooster Pike and is accepting new patients. Dr. Elizabeth Beiter and Dr. Betsy Drake will serve as the practice physicians, providing general medical care and treatment for families. The doctors specialize in a variety of areas of family medicine. Both also share an interest in women’s health issues. Next month, the doctors will be conducting a free community lecture on the human papillomavirus in women and the vaccine Gardasil. For more information, visit

Mariemont: Louise Akers of Sisters of Charity, Sandra Degen of The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Hyde Park: Marianne Ivey of The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Tom Kiefhaber of Cincinnati Hand Surgery Specialists, Cheryl Koopman of Richards Industries, Stephen Romanelli of Fidelity Investments. Terrace Park: Paul Imhoff of Mariemont City Schools, Jim May of Mercy Health Partners, John Tafaro of Chatfield College. Mount Lookout: Dave Giles of E.W. Scripps Co. Columbia Township: Brian Jaffee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Leadership Cincinnati, the pre-eminent leadership program in Cincinnati, is a competitive program that provides participants a

broad view of civic leadership through direct contact with a wide variety of institutions and people. Class members are chosen from a cross section of the community and represent the region’s top levels of leadership. The 10-month program, which starts in September, focuses on leadership, education, economic development, inclusion, justice, the arts and culture, government, health, human services and housing.

Fox hired

Next month, Madisonville internal medicine practice Lisa Larkin, MD, & Associates welcomes Anna Fox, CNP, to the group. Formerly with Internists of Fairfield, Fox is the first certified nurse practitioner to join the practice since it opened in 2002. Fox brings more than 10

years of primary care experience to her new role, in which she will be caring for her own patients and partnering with Larkin in the care of her patients, beginning Sept. 1. After graduating from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Fox earned a master’s in adult health nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She then spent several years with the Cardiology Center of Cincinnati, where she developed both a Coumadin clinic and a heart failure Fox clinic, serving as director of the latter. To schedule an appointment, call 271-5111 or visit



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INTERDENOMINATIONAL Sunday Service 10:30am

Sunday Morning 9:30am & 11:00am

Wednesday Evening 6:00pm - Buffet Dinner Worship and Small Group 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Classes for all ages.

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am


Sunday Services


2021 Sutton Ave


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

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


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

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


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

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am


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


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

KENWOOD FELLOWSHIP 7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am Child Care Provided Sunday School for All Ages

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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

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

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

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

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

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

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed


Contemporary Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Children’s programs during worship Child Care Available

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

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

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

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

Chamber meets

Eastern Area Chamber of Commerce will meet for Business After Hours from 5 to 7

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church is hosting the last of the Summer Parking Lot Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. It is classic rock with Blue Tip. The event includes free entertainment and refreshments; bring your lawn chairs, family and friends. The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

“Divorce Care,” a 13-week program that addresses emotional issues associated with divorce, is being offered Sept. 8-Nov. 30. The sessions are offered free of charge from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Experts on topics such as anger, resentment and loneliness will conduct the meetings in a support group setting. For more information contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Clough United Methodist

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

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and performer in the Children, Teen and Summer College Theatre and Stagecrafters’ Goldsmith performing arts programs at the Cincinnati JCC. He was a member of Cincinnati Boy Choir and was a Corbett Scholar at SCPA. After graduating from CCM, Goldsmith performed at Playhouse in the Park and he wrote and directed the local parody revue “Grilled Cincinnati” for the Showboat Majestic. “Imagine This” is set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, where a Jewish theatre company performs its version of the Masada story, to draw the parallels between their own situation and those of the Jewish rebels of 70 A.D. Goldsmith’s career as a writer, producer and songwriter for television, film, video and theatre has spanned more than 20 years.

In addition to Goldsmith’s local connection, several of the production’s investors are from Cincinnati. “‘Imagine This’ is a story that we believe must be told,” said local investor group representative Barry Finestone. “In our opinion, the history and hope of the Jewish people have been presented in a sensitive, powerful and universally relevant manner through the book, music and lyrics of ‘Imagine This.’” Following the Aug. 26 screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with the show’s lead producer, Beth Trachtenberg, and Goldsmith. More information about the show is available at Admission is $10 per person and benefits the JCC and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Paid reservations are requested by Friday, Aug. 21. For more information or to charge by phone, call the Mayerson JCC on The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Campus at 722-7226.


The church is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., in downtown Old Milford. Dinner is prepared by a small group of volunteers. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

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The filmed premiere of London’s recent West End musical, “Imagine This,” is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway. The musical was filmed live in December at the New London Theatre in London’s West End. The screening is open to the community. It is presented by the Mayerson JCC and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Because seating is limited, advance reservations are required. The musical is the work of Israeli composer Shuki Levy, Los Angeles-based book writer Glenn Berenbeim and Cincinnati native David Goldsmith, who served as the show’s lyricist. Goldsmith, a former resident of Oakley, is a graduate of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music and of Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Growing up in Cincinnati, Goldsmith was a writer

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The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is hosting a Backpack Blessing. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 23. Backpacks will be blessed and students, teachers and school

staff personnel will receive prayers for a safe and productive school year. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church’s summer worship schedule is at 8:30 a.m., worship will be on the east lawn. At 10 a.m., worship will be in the sanctuary. Office hours will also change for the summer. They are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650;

Our Lady Of The Holy Spirit Center

The center is hosting the 17th anniversary celebration of the Days of Prayer and Mercy on Mond from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, and Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event includes Mass, Confession, Adoration, presentations by religious and laity, and displays by faith-based ministries. A freewill donation is accepted. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-9800;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Trinity Community Church

The church is hosting the annual Family Funfest from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. It is a festival for the community. The festival includes games, live music, face painting, raffle baskets and free

event and free to all potential business members. No reservations are required. Call 248-1404 or visit

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to easternhills@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. food. Open registration is currently being conducted at Trinity Child Development Center, 3850 East Galbraith Road. Half-day preschool classes will begin in the fall for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $50 and health forms are required by the State of Ohio. Space is limited. Call 791-4015 for more information and a tour of the center. Trinity Child Development Center (TCDC) has met the qualifications for the National Guard Child Care Program. Families of loved ones currently deployed in support of the Global War on Terror can have their preschool tuition paid by the Advocates for the National Guard Bureau of the Departments of the Army and Air Force. TCDC will be able to give a qualifying family the toll free phone number of the Advocates Program that will take them through the application process and collect all of their paperwork. Tuition is paid directly from the program to TCDC. Call 791-4015. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.




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On the record

August 19, 2009


Tiffany Whitmire, born 1980, resisting arrest, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 3608 Evanston Ave., Aug. 9. Tiffany Whitmire, born 1980, disorderly conduct, 6000 Bramble Ave., Aug. 8. Brendan W Hurley, born 1968, obstruction official business, 3550 Edwards Road, Aug. 8. Jordan E Keller, born 1990, misrepresenting by minor, 2719 Erie Ave., Aug. 8. Nikeya D Wallace, born 1973, breaking and entering, 3295 Erie Ave., Aug. 3. Randall D Pate, born 1964, domestic violence, assault knowingly cause victim harm, Aug. 9. Tasia Mason, born 1985, domestic violence, Aug. 3. Tasia Mason, born 1985, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 5353 Weltner Ave., Aug. 9. Brandon L Wheatley, born 1984, trafficking, 4200 Red Bank Road, Aug. 7. Michael Gerald, born 1989, possession drug paraphernalia, 5200 Ravenna St., Aug. 4. Michael Gerald, born 1989, possession of drugs, 5107 Ebersole Ave., Aug. 4. Theodore Johnson, born 1965, domestic violence, Aug. 6. Frank Conrad Rose, born 1962, improper solicitation, 2700 Wasson Road, Aug. 4. Russell L Sullivan, born 1977, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 3. Samuel Gotard, born 1985, theft $300 to $5000, obstruction official business, possess criminal tools, 3800 Brotherton Road, Aug. 6. Alissa S Inman, born 1979, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 6. Daniel Lee Halloran, born 1983, Robbery, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 8. Emily Kathryn Burress, born 1985, drug abuse, possession dangerous drug, tampering with evidence, 3925 Brotherton Road, Aug. 7.

Feman L Halbert, born 1973, theft under $300, 2700 Madison Road, Aug. 3. George Dilz, born 1983, theft under $300, disorderly conduct, 2700 Madison Road, Aug. 8. Lashonda Forte, born 1986, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 5. Markeita M Ralls, born 1985, theft $300 to $5000, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 3. Michael C Tiemann, born 1975, criminal trespass, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 7. Terisa Miller, born 1982, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 7. Lafonne Bowman, born 1971, domestic violence, Aug. 9. Mark Anthony Rivers, born 1959, gross sex imposition, Aug. 9. Tanisha Collins, born 1974, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 5475 Glengate Lane, Aug. 8. Benjamin Kennedy, born 1980, possession of drugs, 6114 Montgomery Road, Aug. 7. Jeffrey Bouldin, born 1989, corruption of a minor, 3151 Parkview Ave., Aug. 9. Queen E Phillips, born 1943, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 5449 Lester Road, Aug. 5.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 3950 Paxton Ave., Aug. 1.

Breaking and entering

2928 Colonial Ridge Court, Aug. 1. 3568 Columbia Parkway, July 31. 4339 Eastern Ave., Aug. 3. 4423 Erie Ave., Aug. 4. 5915 Ridge Ave., Aug. 1.


2444 Observatory Ave., Aug. 3. 3689 Kroger Ave., July 31. 480 Missouri Ave., July 31. 515 Tusculum Ave., Aug. 1. 5504 Stewart Ave., July 31. 5650 Macey Ave., Aug. 5. 620 Rushton Road, Aug. 2. 778 Delta Ave., Aug. 4.




2700 Madison Road, Aug. 3. 2889 Minto Ave., Aug. 4. 2944 Erie Ave., Aug. 1. 3157 Victoria Ave., Aug. 3. 3757 Drakewood Drive, Aug. 2. 3760 Paxton Ave., Aug. 1. 3776 Hyde Park Ave., Aug. 4. 3883 Drakewood Drive, Aug. 2. 4045 Leesburg Lane, Aug. 6. 4205 Red Bank Road, Aug. 5. 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 2. 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 5. 5001 Kingsley Drive, Aug. 4. 5225 Madison Road, Aug. 5. 6606 Merwin Ave., Aug. 4. 6607 Haley Ave., Aug. 4.

Vehicle theft

5808 Peabody Ave., Aug. 5.

The Mount Lookout student who set fires at the College of Mount St. Joseph was put on probation for five years, placed on indefinite house arrest and told to continue her psychiatric counseling. Jordan Cullen, 19, had pleaded guilty to arson for setting the Cullen, March 5 fires at the school. “I take full responsibility for everything I did,” the Summit Country Day graduate told Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Martin. Cullen was a freshman at the Delhi Township school when at least two fires – which did about $20,000 damage to school property – were set. Cullen, wearing a black dress that matched the


Christopher Oliver, 21, 3335 Anaconda Drive, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 17. Juvenile Female, 14, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 17. Adams Edwards, 32, 2119 Pogue Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 15. Raymond Walton, 28, 5723 Adelph Drive, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 17. Juvenile Male, 17, curfew violation at 5641 Viewpointe Drive, July 14. Candice Chandler, 41, 5341 Tanner Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 18. Female victim reported at Monning Place, July 18.


Hair trimmers valued at $79.99 removed at 3248 Highland Ave., July 6. Bike of unknown value removed from residence at 6626 Cambridge Ave., July 16.

1320 Cryer Ave., Aug. 4. 2741 Cypress Way, Aug. 2. 3030 Portsmouth Ave., Aug. 4. 3312 Hardisty Ave., July 31.

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.

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Grand theft

Mount Lookout woman sentenced for Mount arson

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3422 Monteith Ave., Aug. 2. 4100 Watterson St., Aug. 2. 4101 Airport Road, July 31. 4213 Settle St., Aug. 3. 455 Delta Ave., Aug. 5. 4825 Marburg Ave., Aug. 3. 5021 Oaklawn Drive, Aug. 1.


Timothy E. White, 29, 1732 Sutton, driving under influence, July 17. George A. Widmeyer, 64, 6789 Gracely Drive, driving under suspension, July 26. Owen M. Mroz, 18, 1000 Marcie, drug possession, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Menacing

Male was threatened at 6615 Murray Ave., July 20.


Moneygram taken; $5,800 at 3744 Indian View, July 24. Computer, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,800 at Rowan Hills at Cambridge, July 30. Plate compactor taken; $2,000 at Lane G, July 30.



David Hardy, 36, 356 Elberon Ave., driving under suspension, July 31.

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