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Ideas for Johnson Hills Park include fishing, disc golf By Lisa Wakeland

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Fun on the fourth

Jack McQuery said this year’s Fourth of July parade is more for the kids. McQuery, co-chairman of Anderson Township’s annual Fourth of July parade, said the committee is trying to reach out to the younger residents while still making it fun for the adults. “We’re trying to get more band music and things the kids like,” he said, adding the clowns and candy make the parade a more kid-friendly fest. FULL STORY, A2

Development plans for Johnson Hills Park include a 3-mile trail around the park’s perimeter.


Voice your opinion

Among the ideas discussed for the development of the Johnson Hills Park are playgrounds, shelters, fishing ponds, Frisbee golf, camping, exercise trails and transforming the house into a nature center. (See story, A1) Which of these ideas do you like best? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing hip into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the June 24 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at andersontownship asking readers if the appearance of chart-topping country music artist Kevin Sharp at the Anderson Farmers Market on June 27 would make it more likely for you to attend the farmers market are: Yes (3) 21 percent No (15) 78 percent Total votes: 18

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The Anderson Township Park District recently tore down an old barn at Johnson Hills Park to aid in further development of the park.

Plans are under way for development of Johnson Hills Park. Officials from the Anderson Township Park District recently surveyed the park, off Little Dry Run and Bridle roads, looking at the potential for future uses. Park Commissioner President Duffy Beischel said the park district plans to pave a two-lane access road and parking lot this year, and an architectural firm will present concepts for the park in August. “We want to get an understanding of what the public would like to do,” Beischel said. “Some want us to do nothing and others want amenities.” Ken Kushner, the park district’s executive director, said there are plans for a 3-mile trail around the perimeter and improving other hiking trails within the park. He added that playgrounds, shelters and fishing ponds were also discussed as potential uses for the property. “It’s a huge piece of land ... there are a lot of possibilities,” Beischel said. “We are trying to figure out what we can afford and a timeline to work within our budget.” Other ideas for the park, Beischel said, include Frisbee golf, camping, exercise trails and transforming the house into a nature center. Kushner said park development would likely take 20 years. Part of Johnson Hills Park was donated to the park district by Marian Johnson when she died in 1999, Kushner said. To keep the full 136 acres together, the Anderson Township and Hamilton County park districts paid $1.2 million for a portion of the property while Johnson was still alive.

Church to celebrate nation’s history By Rob Dowdy

A local church is taking a historical look at the July 4 holiday with a unique presentation. Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Newtown is celebrating July 4 with a historic re-enactment of the Virginia Assembly session of 1775, in which Patrick Henry exclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.” “It’s a look back at those events that occurred,” said Pastor Ed Bonniwell. “We feel it will be a real educational experience.” The re-enactment will take place during the church’s July 5 services. Bonniwell said the historic presentation required plenty of research from both him and

Anderson Township resident Tom Simons, who’s playing Patrick Henry. Simons said he was flattered to play Henry, whom he called a “fascinating character,” but admitted there are slight differences between himself and the man he’ll be portraying July 5. “He was younger, thinner and probably more quick-witted,” he said. Regardless, Simon said he’s read books on Henry and is looking forward to the challenge of bringing the historic figure to life. This isn’t the first re-enactment held by Faith Christian Fellowship Church to celebrate July 4. Last year, the church presented a patriotic reading and a re-enactment of the battle of Yorktown.


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July 4 parade geared toward children

Jack McQuery said this year’s Fourth of July parade is more for the kids.

McQuery, co-chairman of Anderson Township’s annual Fourth of July parade, said the committee is trying to reach out to the younger


Ralph Caskey admires a 1951 Chevy Styline Deluxe Sports Coupe at the car show after last year’s Anderson Township Fourth of July parade. Parade co-chair Jack McQuery said the 2009 car show is going to be bigger.

residents while still making it fun for the adults. “We’re trying to get more band music and things the kids like,” he said, adding the clowns and candy make the parade a more kidfriendly fest. Co-chairwoman Beth Charlton said there are nearly 100 participants celebrating the “Hometown Pride” theme. “I think we’ve got a great mix of music and people and floats and ... everything you usually see in a Fourth of July parade,” she said. This is the parade’s fifth year and Charlton said they’re excited to have a military unit marching in the parade. Army Staff Sgt. Brian

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Jill Cox, left, Zarah Noble, Liz Groendyke, Stacy Brueneman and Lauri Brueneman from the Stein Mart entry, wait with Marine Pfc. Curtis Latham at last year’s awards ceremony, where they won “Most Spirited.” Howard, a two-tour Iraq veteran and 1994 Anderson High School graduate, will also join the parade. McQuery said the parade committee wants residents

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to come together and celebrate the community during the Fourth of July parade. “We have a great committee of volunteers from the community,” Charlton said. “It’s a core group that has worked on the parade since the beginning. We started planning in March.” After the parade, there is a community celebration at the Anderson Towne Center that includes a car show, inflatable structures, food, entertainment and music by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco.

“It will be great for residents to come out to enjoy themselves after the parade,” Charlton said. McQuery added they’re planning for 10,000 to 12,000 attendees.


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Anderson Twp. OKs more police payments

Anderson Township will continue to pay the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office $37,750 per month through the end of the year. The Anderson Township Board of Trustees recently authorized the monthly allocation to continue basic patrol services in the township. The payments expire on Dec. 31 and fall under the $450,000 umbrella Anderson Township officials set aside to pay for patrols from Sheriff’s Office. “We are still working on the contract with the Sheriff and while it looks like we’re getting close, we wanted to ensure we had no interruption of service,” Trustee

President Al Peter said. Township Administrator Henry Dolive said discussions with the Sheriff’s Office are ongoing and a contract amendment is currently stalled in the county prosecutor’s office. Dolive said the amendment would allow Anderson Township to extend its contract with the Sheriff’s Office through 2012, without yearly re-negotiations for payment of services. “The Sheriff has full right to sign contracts, but he can only deliver services as the county commissioners award funds,” he said. Last year, county officials suggested Anderson, Green and Colerain townships, the three largest, pay for the basic patrol services and were met with opposi-

A suspicious device closed Beechmont Avenue in Mt. Washington for about an hour June 23, police said. The Cincinnati Fire Department’s fire companies and bomb unit were called to 2340 Beechmont Ave. at about 6:30 p.m. A resident of a nearby apartment had found a possible pipe bomb and called 911, police said.

tion from township leaders. Amid massive budget cuts from the county earlier this year, Sheriff Simon Leis planned to lay off six of Anderson Township’s 17 non-contracted deputies earlier this year.


• July 2008: Hamilton County officials suggest Anderson, Colerain and Green townships pay for basic patrol services from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office to ease budget problems in the county. • Summer/fall 2008: Sheriff Simon Leis institutes 30 minutes “engine off” time for patrols to trim budget and limits overtime pay. Anderson Township trustees authorize advance payments for overtime to fill all patrol positions and for gas to keep cars running. Costs average $8,000 per month, Township Administrator Henry Dolive said. Payments are deducted from township’s contractual payments to the Sheriff’s Office. • November 2008: Hamilton County Administrator Patrick Thompson recommends discontinuing non-contractual patrols for Anderson, Colerain and Green townships. Thompson recommends the Sheriff’s budget for 2009 at $62.4 million, a 16.5 percent decrease from 2008. • January 2009: Budget cuts for Sheriff’s Office would mean eliminating six of 17 county-funded patrol positions in Anderson Township and the trustees authorize an additional $450,000 annual expense to keep all patrols in the township. • June 2009: Trustees continue payments for patrols through the end of the year, and continue to negotiate an amendment to the contract with the Sheriff’s Office.

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Anderson Township Trustees authorized another $37,750 per month advance to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office to keep patrols in the community.

The township trustees authorized additional payments to the Sheriff’s Office to keep those patrols in the community in January. Commissioner David Pepper said the county is working to grow the economy and find more revenue for public safety. “We’ve asked the Sheriff to look at other solutions, such as using drug forfeiture money, to keep some of these patrols going,” he said. “Our priority remains public safety and ... overall, it continues to be a really tough environment.” Peter said he does not anticipate contract negotiations with the Sheriff’s Office to last through the end of the year.

The device was found near the apartment’s Dumpster. The resident picked it up and put it into his car to keep anyone from getting hurt. The Fire Department’s Explosive Ordinance Device Unit removed the device and decided it was safe. During the time the fire department was on scene, the road was closed and everyone in the three apartment buildings near it was evacuated to a safe distance.

The annual Mt. Washington 4th of July Bikes and Trikes Contest will be Saturday, July 4. The contest is open to all ages and even pets. Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Stanberry Park. All contestants will be judged beginning at 9:45 a.m. The event is sponsored by American Legion Post 484 and the Mt. Washington Community Council.

Following the judging, the contestants will particpate in the parade through Mt. Washington and ending at the American Legion Post where the prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be awarded in age groups 0-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, 13 and older and for pets. There will be first, second and third place winners in each age group for the following categories: 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers and costume.

There will also be a grand prize winner in each age group and an overall winner. Along with the contest, there will be a Bake Sale and a booth with patriotic give-a-ways for everyone. The Post will have refreshments available. For more information contact Vicki Monroe at 231-3572.

Newtown studying change in park shelter fees By Rob Dowdy

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During last week’s Newtown Village Council meeting, council decided to move a discussion on updating park fees to the Parks Board, in hopes of revising the fees in an upcoming council meeting. Councilman Brian Burns, who’s on the Parks Board with fellow Council Members Ken Pulskamp and

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Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during last week’s Newtown Village Council meeting: • Council voted to transfer $20,500 from the Short Park fund to the Moundview Park renovation in order to replace the heating and cooling system in the building. Councilman Brian Burns said contractors who bid the project refused to fix the existing boiler system and each bid a more efficient heating and air system to replace the old one. • A public hearing was held on the 2010 tax budget. There were no resident comments, and the tax budget was passed by council. • Mayor Curt Cosby urged residents to support the Newtown Farmers Market, which is conducted 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in the municipal parking lot. Daryl Zornes, said the village is studying the fee structures of several neighboring communities as well as Cincinnati Recreation Commission to determine a fair rate to charge for use of the Moundview Park shel-

ter, baseball field and community rooms, along with the soccer field at Short Park. “We just need to revise. It probably hasn’t been done in a few years,” Burns said.

Currently, Newtown charges nonresidents $100 and residents $50 to use the MoundBurns view shelter. Burns said the village will likely move to create a more structured agreement that will include a deposit. He said in recent years the shelter has been left in disarray after use and the village was left to clean up the mess. The next Parks Board meeting time and date will be set at the next Newtown Village Council meeting, slated for July 14.

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Julie Johnson has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to attend Northern Kentucky University’s College of Education and Human Services in the fall. She is from Anderson Township.


Elaine Fehrenbach of Anderson Township has graduated, cum laude, from UC’s Raymond Walters Dental Hygiene program. Her Associate of Applied Science degree includes licensing in local anesthesia and she will have her license to practice in both Ohio and Kentucky. Fehrenbach began taking classes toward this degree in 2004 while her name was on the three-year waiting list for entrance Fehrenbach into the program. She received an Associate of Applied Business degree from UC in 1983 after graduating from McNicholas High School in 1981. Fehrenbach was the recipient of the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Dental Hygiene Student Scholarship in 2008.

Elizabeth Kelly recently received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. She is from Mount Washington.

Robbie Zerhusen, a 2003 graduate of Anderson High School, recently received his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Cincinnati. During a prior ceremony at the College of

Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, he received the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit for highest academic performance in his class.

Dean’s list

Abigail K. Elsener and Sarah K. Steinbeck have been named to the 2009 spring term dean’s list at Furman University. Both are from Mount Washington.

Katherine Hermanns has been named to the 2009 spring term dean’s list at Beloit College. She is from Anderson Township.

Benjamin S. Homan has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University. He is from Anderson Township.

Alexandra Fitzgerald Jones has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Wake Forest University. He is from Anderson Township.

David B. Portman and Jennifer L. Schleicher have been named to the 2009 spring quarter dean’s list at Ohio Northern University. A fourth-year pharmacy major, Portman is the son of David and Patricia Portman of Anderson Township. A sophomore majoring in nursing, Schleicher is the daughter of James and Melinda Schleicher of Mount Washington.


Sherwood Elementary sixth grader Allie Dalton sang a solo during the school’s production of “A Day in the Life of Me” for their recent Spring Chorus concert.

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Kyle Welling has been named to the 2009 winter quarter dean’s list at Columbus State Community College. He is from Anderson Township.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary student Joseph Knight Parish has been awarded the Father Joseph Hageman Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is given to one graduating individual who rep- Knight resents the best qualities of an IHM student who will be attending a

Catholic high school. Additionally, the Sister Therese Beringer Scholarship has been awarded to IHM student Margaret Kent. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who also represents the best Kent qualities of an IHM student who will be attending a Catholic high school.

Sherwood Elementary sixth-graders performed the song “Books” during their recent spring chorus. Seen here are students, front row from left, Hannah Moon, Logan Donovan, Matt Stockman; back row, Nathaniel El-Khoury and Kent Stapleton.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Sherwood Elementary performed songs from their musical “A Day in the Life of Me” for the recent Spring Chorus concert. Some of the songs included in the performance were “But The Dog Really Did Eat My Homework!,” “Braces Blues,” “I Can’t Wait ’Til Recess,” “Pizza!,” and “Chocolate.”

HONOR ROLLS Anderson High School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2008-2009.

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On Saturday, May 16, five 2005 Turpin High School graduates received their degrees from Wittenberg University. They are, from left, Robby McNeese (B.A. in management), Matt Ghere (B.S. in biology), Meagan Toothman (B.A. in psychology), Kraig Reiber (B.A. in political science) and Keith Pfeffer (B.A. in communications).


Scholarship winners

From left, Immaculate Heart of Mary students Ryan Cullen, Lauren Merk, Jacob Woeste and Sarah Hickman were each awarded a scholarship at this school year’s final awards ceremony. Cullen and Merk each won stewardship scholarships while Woeste and Hickman each won half-tuition academic scholarships.

Freshmen – Daniel Adams, Kevin Adams, Megan Anderson, John Asper, Chad Barth, Tanner Brondhaver, Patrick Campbell, Cheyanne Chausmer, Emily Cocks, Lauren Cook, Jennifer Dickhaus, Abigail Dorsten, Megan Fishbaugh, Samantha Grevas, Casey Hawkins, Dana Hinaman, Nicole Holtkamp, Steven Janes, John Jarboe, Reed Kaiser, Prethvi Kashinkunti, Julia Keeling, Andrew Knolle, Aubrey Krekeler, Ruth Lammers, Sarah Lewis, Brittany Liu, Sabine Loos, Katherine Lupariello, Riley Malling, Benjamin McConnell, Erin Meisman, Autumn Miller, Phillip Moro, Logan Nonnez, Peter Orkiszewski, Piyavadee Pariyavuth, Pooja Patel, Kelly Peterson, Alexander Popp, Trevor Ratley, Jacob Rivers, Thomas Rosenberger, Zachary Runk, Elizabeth Seeley, Alexis St. Martin, Shelby Stevlingson, Ashley Stricker, Timothy Taylor, Maria Temming, Kelsey Toepfer, Alyssa Traughber, Savannah Turner, Gregory Voorhees, Lydia Webb, Austin White, Connor White, Kevin Xu, Dominic Yorio and Christopher Zerhusen. Sophomores – Grace Boothe, Jessica Brogan, Ariana Bruggen, Kierstyn Daiker, Candice Diana, Julia Dunn, Skylar Folkens, Gabrielle Forbes, Moises Fred, Jvoni Freeman, Cameron Humphreys, Rebecca Ison, Cody Jones, Steven Lacount, Alan Long, Jacob Nelson, Audrey Platt, Kevin Polacek, Bailey Rankin, Jason Rice, Joseph Rivers, F. Nicholas Saele, Natalie

Schindler, Angela Steffens, Cody Sullivan, Samantha Traine, Emily Vincent, Mara Wagner, Elyse Wergers and Kelsey Zellner. Juniors – Alexandra Alvey, Brian Barr, Matthew Bauer, Michael Baxter, Chelsea Byrnes, Corey Campos, Austin Carney, Gregory Carroll, Jacob Casper, Amy Clausen, Julia Comodeca, Patrick Conrad, Anna Crabb, Kevin Cripe, Benjamin Crocker, Elizabeth Dauterman, Allison Davis, Kathryn Ellis, Kelly Fyffe, Chloe L. Gibson, Matthew Gingras, Claire Hayden, Darrion Hayes, Megan Heekin, Emily Holifield, Michael Janes, Garrett Keeling, Tyler Knabb, Zachary Kocsis, Lisa Larke, Christopher Lillard, Kendall Loseff, Jillian Mackzum, Michael Moran, Angelica Nilsson, Marley Rossa, Ashlee Rupp, David Sabol, Lindsey Sauter, Dominique Schiano, Lauren Schmidberger, Eric Smock, Ryan Sowers, Amanda Spurlock, Sandra Stonebraker, Delia Su, Joseph Terino and Fred Walker. Seniors – Alexander Bare, Saunie Darlington, Jessica Deal, Kristina Diana, Lynne Fort, Stephanie Gable, Rocio Garay, Christie Gingras, Paula Guerra, Nicholas Hertlein, Jennifer Marie Jarboe, Christopher KempBaird, Maressa Krekeler, Emily Kunkel, Kailey Leopold, Courtney Liu, Laura Marklein, Kristen Mason, Meghan E. Morris, Zachary Obbie, Tyler Reaker, Lauren Reenan, Austin Rexroat, Meredith Riesenberg, Daniel Ruffley, Deanna Sakal, Danielle Schiano, John F. Schraer, Bethany Shepelak, Lindsay Shine, Bracken Shivers, Kathryn Slaughter, Laura Smarelli, Rebecca Sowers, Molly Taylor, Stephanie Terrell, Allison Turner, Sarah Watzman, Carolyn Wellman, Tyler Willenbrink and Frederick Williams.


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Anderson High School student Danielle Schiano, right, was recently one of seven local high schoolers awarded a scholarship from teen resale store Plato’s Closet. Here, the store’s general manager Kate Finger presents Schiano with her scholarship, worth $250.


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Humphries adds final high school accolades

By Mark Chalifoux

Cat Humphries has accumulated more than a few awards during her track career at McNicholas High School. She was a two-time state champion and one of the most decorated athletes in the program’s history. She added one more honor to her resume recently as she was one of six female finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award. Mount Notre Dame’s Kendall Hackney won the award. “I think it’s a really big honor, I’m really proud to be a finalist,” Humphries said. Humphries was the GGCL Track Athlete of the Year twice and the Cincinnati Division II Track Athlete of the Year twice. Humphries is a strong student as well and was selected to the Academic All-Ohio team. “She’s got a lot of ability to do a lot of things,” said McNick head

track coach Dan Rosenbaum. “She finished in the top five in the state 12 times. You don’t coach kids like that very often.” Rosenbaum said the key to Humphries’ success is her competitiveness. “She hates losing and she doesn’t lose often but that motivates her,” he said. “It motivates her to work harder and get better when it does happen.” Humphries will be running for Hillsdale College next year. Hillsdale is a Division II school in Michigan with a strong track program. “It’s really hard to leave the team, I’m definitely going to miss everyone. At the same time, I’m definitely excited for college,” she said. “Everything will be more difficult, but hopefully I’ll be able to step up and meet the competition.” Humphries plans to major in biology and go into medicine eventually. She said her favorite

high school memories were her state titles and winning the league meet as a team. The team is what she said she enjoyed about competing for McNick. “You just always know the whole team is behind you,” she said. “I never felt like I was alone. I felt like I would return the favor by supporting my teammates.” Humphries also played soccer and wrestled for McNick in the 2008-2009 school year. “I wanted to get involved more because it was my senior year and I wanted to experience as much as I could,” she said. “It also helped keep me in shape.” Humphries was also the editor of the yearbook, making her final months at McNick fairly hectic. “It was insane trying to plan the book and everything else that was going on,” she said. “It was crazy for a couple months but it all ended up working out. It was definitely rewarding in the end.”


Humphries was one of six female finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award.

Turpin nabs 4th All Sports Trophy in row By Adam Turer


A group of campers cheer as Anderson junior Ryan Ossenbeck spins himself silly during a dizzy bat relay race for the Redskin instructors Friday, June 26, at Chris Newton’s Anderson Redskin Baseball Camp.

Doubled up

Turpin High School’s athletic department claimed the program’s fourth consecutive Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division All Sports Trophy. It was the Spartans’ fifth All Sports Trophy in the past six years. The Spartans earned conference championships in six sports and were runners up in nine other sports. Boys’ cross country, girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ swimming and boys’ tennis all earned league championships. “I think this award is a testament to the kids who compete hard, the coaches who get the most out of our kids, and the families who are very supportive,” Turpin Athletic Director Tony Hemmelgarn said. The football team qualified for the state playoffs for the third straight season, the boys’ tennis team was ranked in the top 10 in the state, and the girls’ swim team placed fourth at the state championship meet.

The girls’ swim team had a remarkable season, breaking every school record but one. Four swimmers were recognized as AllAmericans. “Our girls swimming program had an incredible season,” Hemmelgarn said. Three Spartans earned conference Player of the Year honors for their respective sport. Four Turpin coaches were named conference Coach of the Year. Nine girls have signed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, Hemmelgarn said. The Spartans tallied 105.5 total points to edge out Kings High School, which totaled 103.5 total points. Points are calculated based on the end of season standings in each varsity sport. Turpin took a slim lead after the fall sports season and held off the Cardinal Division’s other five programs. “We are fortunate to live in a township where people value kids’ education and support them in everything they do,” Hemmelgarn said. “This is a product of everybody – kids, parents, and coaches – working together.”



Matt Fickenworth, a fourth-grader at Ayer Elementary School, attempts to run after spinning around during a dizzy bat relay race at the Anderson Redskin Baseball Camp on Friday, June 26. Anderson varsity head coach Chris Newton led the week-long camp with 150 youth athletes participating. Newton’s camp doubled in size in 2009. In 2008, 75 kids took part in the camp.


Aidan Lindy, a second-grader at Ayer Elementary School, takes a big cut while competing in a home run derby Friday, June 26, during the final day of Chris Newton’s Anderson Redskin Baseball Camp.

McNick coach to Sycamore

“I’ve seen what it takes to play at the college level and I’ve seen what it takes to get there,” she said. Hornschemeier said it was difficult to leave McNick as her first major coaching job was at her alma mater. She’s also in the McNick athletic hall of fame from her playing days and was named the 2008 Girls Greater Cincinnati League Coach of the Year. “I learned so much there, and it was definitely a positive experience,” she said. “We had a great season last year and won the league title. The biggest thing I learned there is that team unity is far more important than having one star. If you get the team to work well together you can go far.”

Township. Boys and girls will be instructed in ballnastics, dribbling, shooting and trapping. Each session will end in small-sided tournament games. Cost per session is $50 (ages 5-7) and $55 ages (8-14). Fee includes a camp T-shirt. Contact Basalyga at 474-6590 or

ketball Coach Tim Monahan is conducting the Complete Player Basketball camp with Craig Sanders, all-time leading scorer at Northern Kentucky University. The camp is July 13-16 at McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave. An Offensive Specialty camp is also being given at the school, July 17-18. Call Monahan at 859-653-0991, or visit

Sycamore High School turned to one of the top coaches in the GGCL to take over the girls’ varsity soccer program when the Aviators hired former McNicholas High School coach Kendra Hornschemeier. Hornschemeier said leaving McNick was hard but that the Sycamore opportunity was too good to pass up. Hornschemeier played at McNick and then was the team captain of the 2004 Ohio University girls’ soccer team. Hornschemeier said playing in college was a huge advantage to her as a coach, especially as more kids are trying to earn athletic scholarships.

SIDELINES Improve in basketball

The 12th annual Improve Basketball Camp is coming to Nagel Middle School July 13-16. This player/skill development camp features many current and former high school and college basketball players and coaches. Call 519-1833, go to or e-mail Space is limited.

Swim tryouts

The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas swim team will have two tryout dates for swimmers ages 6 to 18 (at all levels) who are interested in becoming a member. Try-outs are at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, and Monday, July 27, at the M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike in Anderson Township. The team has practice groups in both Anderson and at the Campbell County YMCA.

Registration is at 4 p.m. Try-outs are free. Call Jeremy Bannon or Cathi Sander at 474-1400.

Soccer camp

John Basalyga, head men’s soccer coach at Northern Kentucky University and former boys’ soccer coach at Turpin High School, will conduct the 13th annual Kick It Soccer Camp 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 13-July 16 at Clough United Methodist Church (corner of Clough Pike and Wolfangle Road) in Anderson

Complete player basketball

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Promover la salud en Guatemala. “Promoting health in Guatemala” is exactly what nine students and two proctors from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) will be doing in the coming weeks. Departing July 11 and returning July 18, these students will be working in remote clinical and hospital settings. One of their primary foci will be educating the Guatemalan people in basic hygiene. The group will travel to Lake Atitlán and will be using those facilities as their home base. A long-time resident of Anderson Township, I will be one of the students participating in these missions. Entering my senior year at IWU, I am planning to graduate next April with a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a minor in Spanish. Our community has been so gracious and generous in the past, so I am writing to appeal to you, once again. As our group will be focusing on teaching and basic hygiene, we request donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste. If you are willing to assist us, please send your donations to: Kate Cook, 8307 Little Harbor Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45244. If you are unable to assist us financially, please keep my team in your thoughts and prayers as we serve the people of Guatemala. Kate Cook Little Harbor Drive Anderson Township




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Donations sought for trip to Guatemala


Plant should be built

Pike County, Ohio, historically has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, often pushing 20 percent. When the uranium enrichment plant closed in Piketon, Ohio, years ago, many high paying jobs were lost and Pike County never recovered. A nuclear plant in Piketon would bring back quality jobs and provide much needed electrical power not based on fossil fuels. Duke Energy should build the plant as soon as possible. Rex Johnson Berrywood Drive Anderson Township

Kroger is no farmers market

Regarding the Journal’s recent “Question of the Week” about your favorite farmer’s market: Kroger is not a farmers market! They may occasionally purchase produce from local growers, but a true farmer’s market is typically growers from a 100-mile radius. I shop at Kroger like most of us, but I was floored when I read that comment (no offense to the person who wrote it). There are lots of local markets in this area. As a matter of fact, Anderson has one every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park and Ride station by the new township building on Five Mile road. Visit the Web site anderson if you’re interested. Bruce Downs Laval Drive Cherry Grove

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Vision for Anderson Center now a reality It has been over a year since Anderson Center opened. In that time, the vision for the center has indeed come to fruition, even beyond what was hoped. A few facts on Anderson Center activities: Over 1,400 events including theatrical and musical performances, civic and corporate meetings, townshipwide gatherings, weddings and family reunions were held there. On several weekends the center has hosted 10 or 12 events. Even weekdays are quite busy. Since the opening of Anderson Center, we estimate that more than 20,000 people have visited or attended the many events held here. The 223-seat theater is the centerpiece of the facility and is home to the Beechmont Players. Performances by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra (our Orchestra-in-Residence), IHM students, the Anderson Community Band, the Forest-Aires, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and other local groups provide a wide range of entertainment options for residents. Because of the theater’s popularity, only a few dates remain open through 2009, and 2010 is “booking up” quickly. One of the less visible, but extremely important functions of Anderson Center is the Emergency

Operations Center (EOC) located in the lower portion of the building. Last winter’s ice storm and the hurricane wind damage Albert F. required activaPeter tion of the EOC. It has already Community proven its value Press guest in focusing the columnist deployment of our resources and facilitating communications during emergencies. At other times, it serves as a staff training room. Anderson Center was financed using TIF (Tax Increment Financing) revenues, requiring no additional tax money to construct. Ongoing operation and maintenance expense is offset by rental revenues, and the largely “green” design means the operating costs are modest for a building of this size. Additions to Anderson Center will include a History Room, opening later this year, which will house displays and artifacts from the township’s past. The Anderson Township Historical Society has generously agreed to participate in the design and operation of the History

“My favorite 4th of July event is a parade. I love the music, the children on bikes, the military, the fun neighborhood floats, the laughter, the patriotic feelings, the red/white and blue! “Come to the Anderson 4th of July parade at 11:00 on Saturday, July 4th, and set up your lawn chairs or blankets on Beechmont Avenue for the 5th Annual Parade! Bring all your family and friends, you’ll be glad you did!” EEC “We enjoy getting our kids and grandkids together for a nice gettogether and cookout.” Bill B. “I cast my vote for the Red White & Blue Ash event. Over the years it has developed into the leading program for outstanding fire works and entertainment. With the well balanced physical and musical program throughout the summer, it is attracting people from the entire area.” FJB

What do you think of Duke Energy’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon? What concerns do you have, if any? “I think this is great. Nuclear power is a great, safe way to get energy independent. And though I am not concerned about global warming, I know that many people are. Environmentalists need to get behind this plan as well. “My question is, why does it take so long to bring this plant online? What happened to our American spirit of ingenuity? Surely, we can do this safely and also do it faster than they are talking.” T.H. “I think we must try to develop new sources of energy delivery to make sure we have alternatives to natural gas, coal, oil, etc., and I believe nuclear energy is one of the most promising alternatives. “I grew up in Portsmouth, and Piketon was the site (in the 1950’s) of the Goodyear Atomic Plant where uranium-235 was produced at the beginning of the nuclear age.

A silver lining to the current economic crisis is that it may focus attention on overreaching governments, spending our money on things not required by law. Local examples of questionable, expensive, “feel good” projects being paid for or proposed while basic services suffer are obvious. One is The Banks riverfront development. The importance assigned to this city of Cincinnati project is way beyond what Hamilton County can afford. As public safety employees are being laid off, county commissioners keep spending millions on this project of dubious merit. There are no guarantees that The Banks will be successful. In

“As far as I know, there were no adverse repercussions to this early nuclear development.” Bill B. “I would whole heartily support the concept. History has shown this type of power widely used in France is safe, reasonable, dependable source of energy. My only question would be, wonder if they considered changing the Moscow plant originally built as a nuclear power plant, to nuclear? This makes sense when you know power needs are 24/7 and wind and solar are not.” FJB “Nuclear energy has always been a great source for clean energy, but my concern is the safe disposal of nuclear waste. A site must be agreed on prior to the building of the plant and how safe is it. Also it must be cheaper than coal energy or it’s not worth it.” N.P. “This plant is well overdue. Gas and electric can be just as deadly. Anything is only just as safe as the

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Room, as well as provide much of the display material, showing the rich history of Anderson Township. A Veterans’ Memorial also is being planned. Anderson Center is home to the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Anderson Community Television and Summerfair. These civic tenants provide services to the community and complement the focus on the center of the community. The 16-plus acre site surrounding Anderson Center has been developed into a much-used passive park and lake. Many people include the walking trails as part of their use of the Five Mile trail, while others enjoy the flowers and watch the ducks. The lake has also become a venue for sailing model boats. In summary, as trustee, I have been gratified that Anderson Center is utilized even beyond what we envisioned when the planning process started more than five years ago. If you haven’t been to an event at Anderson Center, please come and enjoy your “center of Anderson” with us. Al Peter is president of the Anderson Township Board of Township Trustees.

Time to get back to common sense fact, if it did have decent prospects, private enterprise would already be doing it. Likewise, the city of Cincinnati trolley proposal Dusty is another “pie in Rhodes the sky” dream Community which would taxpayers Press guest cost untold millions columnist with no apparent benefit beyond allowing some local “visionaries” to fantasize they are in Portland, Ore. Recall the pitch for the stadium sales tax over a decade ago was that the stadiums would “jump

start” private development on the riverfront. They didn’t. Union Terminal was to live on as an urban mall. Now it needs over $100 million more. Look back almost a century to the ill-fated Cincinnati subway proposal. Most similar initiatives are well-intended, but ultimately unsuccessful. Today’s reality is that local governments don’t have the money. As revenues keep plummeting elected officials must stop funding and proposing such utopian projects. It is time to get back to common sense.

person operating/managing it.” M.E.N.

This week’s question: Three entertainment icons died last week. How will you remember Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

CH@TROOM Last week’s questions: What is your favorite Fourth of July event? Why do you like it?


“I support the utilization of nuclear energy – provided the plant is built safely, on time, and without cost overruns that are passed onto the consumer. We don’t want another Zimmer.” D. “What a great thing, just think if all the naysayers had not protested about the plant built years ago at Moscow we would have been enjoying cheaper electric and the other benefits all these years. Just wait, those same naysayers will be back in force again. “I have a friend that has worked in nuclear electric plants for years and as he says there is no safer place to be.” L.S. “I think it’s a great idea and that it should reflect favorably on our rates. Security of a nuclear facility is always a concern but I think that has to be balanced against the cleanliness of the power.”

General Manager/Editor . . . .Susan McHugh . . . . . .591-6161 Forest Hills Journal Editor . . . . . .Eric Spangler . . . . . .576-8251

Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor. He lives in Delhi Township.

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B.N. “I absolutely love the idea of the nuclear plant. Nuclear energy is the most cost effective, efficient and safe energy we could go with. Brilliant idea!” J.R. “I think it is a great idea, it will create jobs and tax revenue from the very beginning of construction. The more resources we have for clean, carbon-free energy, the better. It was the site of the former U.S. nuclear weapons facility, so the area is already equipped and capable on the handling of uranium.” C.A.S.


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Chase Champlin, manager and owner of Newtown Feed and Supply, is the person customers are likely to see when they enter the local store. Champlin said the store caters to most needs, and will order items if they aren't on the shelves.

Newtown store meets demands in variety of ways Newtown Feed and Supply is a small Newtown Feed and Supply store, but competes 6876 Main St. in Newtown PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: ESPANGLER@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM with the bigger chain 271-3446 The newest addition to the playground includes Sasquatch-tall climbing boulders and a massive, ADA approved, fort-like play unit. stores with customer service and smallOpen 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday town charm. through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chase Champlin, Saturday and closed Sunday the owner and manager of the store, took Champlin said he’s at the over in 2007 and says the store every day as its sole store carries everything employee, though he’s kept from lawn-care items to bird company by his pet cat and seed to deer repellent. pet boxer, whom he calls his What they don’t carry, “greeter.” he said, the store would Though it can be tough special order. working so many hours at “We can’t compete with the store, Champlin said he Kroger, so I try to find what enjoys the customer interacyou can’t buy there,” tion. Champlin said. Specifically, he said he The store is open six likes to solve the problems days a week, and carries a of the local residents who wide range of items for both come in with pet or lawnlawn care and pet care. care questions. The new addition to the Beech Acres Park playground recently opened in tandem with the first Grilled Cheese Wednesday of the Fourth of July events summer. • The Anderson Township Even with the threat of Government Center is hosting the Anderson Township July rain, approximately 200 Fourth Parade at 11 a.m. Satparticipants picnicked with urday, July 4, at the Anderson warm and gooey grilled Township Government Cencheese sandwiches and hot ter, 7954 Beechmont Ave., dogs at the popular playAnderson Township. ground. About 100 entrants will The children eagerly travel on Beechmont Avenue checked out the newest to Anderson Towne Center. A addition to the playground festival follows with vintage which includes Sasquatchcar show, games for children, tall climbing boulders and a food and Cajun music from PROVIDED massive, ADA approved, Robin Lacy and Dezydeco. The Counting Crows fort-like play unit. The event is family friendly Rubber surfacing has Concert and free. Call 686-8400. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend also been added to the • American Legion Post 484 is hosting the July 4th is hosting the Counting Crows existing spray-ground area; Parade from 10 to 11 a.m. at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at other existing playground Saturday, July 4, in Mount PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, features include a sand play Washington. It begins at cor- 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson area, swings, small village ner of Oxford Avenue and Township. The concert also and riverboat shelter. Sutton Road and continues to features Augustana. The playground has Parking is $3.50. Tickets proven to be a hit with chilBeechmont Avenue down to Campus Lane and back to are $75, $54 or $36. Call 800- dren of all ages and abilities PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: ESPANGLER@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM Sutton Road, down Sutton 745-3000. since the playground’s Marcy and Harlie Galloway, 3, grab a hot grilled cheese. Road to Post 484. grand opening in 2007. Viewing on Beechmont The remaining Grilled Fireworks avenue between Sutton and Cheese Wednesdays are 11 Coney Island is hosting Campus. Includes food and the Coney a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15 beverages for nominal charge Island Fire- and Aug. 12. and bake sale. The event is A grilled cheese or a hot works Show at free. Call 231-7351. 10 p.m. Friday, dog costs just $1 each, or July 3, at Lake pay $2 for a combo meal Como at and include pretzels and a Balloon glow Coney Island, drink. Coney Island is hosting a 6201 Kellogg Balloon Glow from 5 to 10 For more information, Ave., Ander- call 388-4513. p.m. Friday, July 3, at Coney son Township. Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Beech Acres Park is It features Rozzi’s Famous located at 6910 Salem Anderson Township. The event features music, Fireworks display over the Road. The Beech Acres Park entertainment and glowing air banks. Kellogg Avenue, Sunplayground has been fundballoons. The event is free, lite Pool and rides close at ed by the Anderson Founbut pool and ride pricing 9:30 p.m. until show ends. dation for Parks & RecreCall 232-8230. applies. Call 232-8230. ation. Proceeds from events like Greater Anderson Days and the Run to Remember, as well as several charitaGo to and click on Share! to ble donations and grants, get your event into the Forest Hills Journal. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: ESPANGLER@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM have made the playground possible. Riley,left, and Aidan Orth enjoy grilled cheese at the park.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by pottery painting. Wide range of mugs, plates, bowls and more available. $7.50-$40. Registration required. 871-2529. Oakley. Paint Your Own Pottery, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lessons and tips followed by painting. Ages 6 and up. $35. Registration required one day prior. 871-2529. Oakley.

Influences and Inspirations, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road. Works by local artists Blake Daniels, Jim Crosser, Evan Hildebrandt and John Hegener. Through July 4. 321-8733. Oakley. 20th Century Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave. Works by Paul Chidlaw and Jack Meanwell. Through July 18. 871-5604. Hyde Park.

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. 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. 561-2004. Newtown.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave. Romantic airplane rides and air tours by Flamingo Air. $75 and up. 321-7465. Linwood.

Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m. Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnatiís Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. 369-6029. Madisonville.




Robots, Donuts & Other Madness, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. California artist Eric Joyner’s off-beat paintings include tin-toy robots, monsters and besprinkled donuts. Also introducing graffiti-rich urban landscapes by Boston artist Jessica Hess and figurative and still-life paintings by Otto Lange. Through July 12. Through July 12. 871-4420. Hyde Park. Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3805 Edwards Road. Suite 100, Three, multifaceted wall-size ceramic sculptures. Through Aug. 28. 351-3223. Norwood.



Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7734. Newtown.

Ask now, so there are no questions later.


Summer Concert in the Park Series, 7 p.m. Music by Six Pac. Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. Amphitheater. Bring seating. Concessions available. Free. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Women in Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Nancy Wright, saxophone and Linda Dacthyl, Hammond B3. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. $10, $5 members and CCM students. 8716789. Mount Lookout.


Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Wet playground with 16-foot tree with 2 slides, great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers that spray water. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


We Made It Ourselves Craft Club, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Different craft each week. Ages 7 and up. Free. Registration required 24 hours in advance. 396-8960. Norwood.

River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave. Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. 232-8000. Anderson Township.




A respectable funeral home won’t mind being put to the test.


Q. Are you staffed by licensed funeral professionals specially trained to guide me through the arrangement process? Q. Are you an established community member with a respectable history of service?

In our eyes, nothing is more valuable the feeling comfortable. Especially when it comes to making a Bryant purchase. So, when you choose a Bryant high-efficiency heating and cooling system, we’ll give you a rebate up to $1,200 on qualifying units and systems. It’s just another one of our ways of making sure your comfort always comes first. Whatever it takes. SM

Q. Do you offer a guaranteed funeral program and secure funding options?

River Downs RaceBook Simulcast, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave. Closes after the last race is completed. Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. 232-8000. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3

DANCE CLASSES 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. 321-6776. Oakley. FOOD & DRINK

Uncorked, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road. Wine tasting with four to six selections and food pairings by chef. $15. 871-5170. O’Bryonville.


Q. Can I count on you to provide caring, personalized service and to honor my family’s individual needs? Q. Will you answer my questions without obligation?



At T.P. WHITE & SONS our answer is always YES!


The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. Call 513-381-3300 or visit




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Funtastic Fridays, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Crafts, activities, games and parties. Themes and age appropriateness vary. Free. Reservations recommended. 396-8960. Norwood.


Big Fish and Friends, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, 2734 Erie Ave. Stan Hertzmann plays guitar, sings and tells stories. Joined by a musical friend every week. 321-2525. Hyde Park.

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Saturday Morning Functional Clay Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Families learn to create one-of-a-kind clay art. $20 per project. Reservations required Friday before class. 871-2529. Oakley.


FAnderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 2 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in the surrounding 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. 2718519. Mariemont. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 5

FARMERS MARKET Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Music by Larry Ford. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151. Hyde Park. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6


Fun with Art, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through July 10. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. With Judy Perkins. New project and medium every day. Grades 1-3. Bring a paint shirt the first day of class. $60. Registration required by May 30. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. 272-3700. Mariemont.


Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbery, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 7

MUSIC - INDIE Jackie Greene, 8 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. $15, $12 advance. 731-8000. Oakley. PARENTING CLASSES

Parent Camp, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. St. Ursula Villa School, 3660 Vineyard Place. Learn about setting boundaries with children, how to nurture without overdoing and importance of saying “No.” $15. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. 241-7745. Mount Lookout. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 8


Cincinnati Observatory Night, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Head Astronomer Dean Regas disRegas cusses and signs his August 2009 “Sky and Telescope Magazine” article. Includes activities for the family. 396-8960. Norwood.



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Forest Hills Journal

July 1, 2009

The difference between freedom and license To understand and enjoy freedom requires reflective choices about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Declaration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed

man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters,

but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for selfindulgence, rather to serve one another through love.” He enumerates some of the ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own expe-

rience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience. Even though all other obvious freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external conditions might be, he still had the freedom of his own thoughts and attitudes. He could choose to see and act with the eyes of a free spirit. “None can love freedom

rent mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.” The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area. “They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on the mort-

gage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a new roof from new owners. But more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recover. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their house, which is now valued at just $80,000. So, you may want to think twice about making

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Foreclosures may affec your home’s value The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back and did an appraisal and it came back appraised at $80,000,” she said. “That is $8,000 less than our cur-

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Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.”

heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but license,” declared John Milton.



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Gilbert Marchant Milford High School

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Nicandro Iannacci St. Xavier High School

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Mallory Workman Mother of Mercy High School

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Forest Hills Journal


July 1, 2009

‘Turnover’ a new cherry dessert this summer Well, between the birds and the deer, the wildlife in my little world is fed well. The birds are eating my elderberries before they’re even ripe. The deer chomped down my sunflowers and I’m praying they don’t have a hankering for my heirloom

squash like they did last year. In spite of this, though, I remember what my Mom always said: plant enough for yourself and God’s good creatures, as well. (I’m beginning to think, however, that the deer and birds are awfully greedy – I don’t mind sharing, but we have to eat, too!)

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I like to use sour pie


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⁄2 cup sugar or more to taste Squeeze or two of lemon juice 1 egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water (egg wash) Sugar for sprinkling

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough (leave folded but check to see if there’s paper between the folds and remove) on floured surface into a rectangle about 10-by-14. Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries, flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. Crimp edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Can you help?

Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to it if you have it and a bit of extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

Grilled pattypan or other squash

If you have the recipe, or a similar one, please share. Ruby’s Mac & Cheese and Freddie Salad: I’ve got a call in to Chef Rich Harris of the Precinct about these for several interested readers.

Pasta with kielbasa and tarragon: Rita Reader Heikenfeld S y l v i a Rita’s kitchen Wiliams is desperate for this. “So delicious. I thought it was in the local paper and can’t find it.” Birthday cake sans eggs: For Michelle Smith for her son’s July birthday.

From readers’ kitchens This is a good Web site for dairyfree desserts, according to reader Annie Hoffman. Creamed potatoes and peas: Batavia reader Delores Bingamon sent in a wonderful recipe for this. I’ll post it on our Web version next week. Pasta with herbs, Alfredo sauce and beef: Reader Dan Brokamp called with this recipe but I didn’t get it all. Please call back.

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Forest Hills Journal

July 1, 2009


DEATHS Vincent R. “Ron” Ehemann Sr., 71, of Mount Washington died June 12. Survived by wife of 51 years, Jeanne P. (nee Rahill) Ehemann; children, Chris (Wayne) Schrand, Patti (Larry) Mueller, Ron Jr. (Del) and Mary Ann (Brien) Ries; grandchildren, Laura, Pam and Andy Schrand, Abbi, Kyle, Kelsey and Samantha Mueller, Jack and Ronnie Ehemann, Emma, Molly and Nate Ries; friends, Kacey and Bob Ryan, Matt, Joe, David and Philip Ryan. Services were June 16 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 W. Court St., No. 1, Cincinnati, OH 45202; or Guardian Angels Church, 6531 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Shirley M. Elstun

Shirley M. Elstun, 82, of Anderson Township died June 16. Survived by son, David H. Elstun; daughters, Jan Elstun and Pam A. (William) Schroeder; grandchildren, Brandi, Alec, Emily and Meredith; and great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Shawn, Payton and Dylan. Preceded in death by husband, Frank D. Elstun; father, Clarence F. Hess; and mother, Myrtle Rhonemus. Services were June 22 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

William A. Ferone

William A. Ferone, 85, of Mount Washington died June 16. Survived by wife, Carol A. Ferone; sons, William F. (Angie), Michael A. (Jane), Thomas L. (Marty) and Bruce M. (Bonnie) Ferone; stepchildren, Deborah L. (Fred) Weber, Kathie A. (Philip) Kefauver and Raymond B. (Diana) Miller; sister, Josie Beck; 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; and pet, Montana. Preceded in death by father, Anthony Ferone; and mother, Mary DeRose. Services were June 19 at St. John Fisher Church. Memorials to: SPCA of Cincinnati, Attn: Development Dept., 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223-2518; or American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

father, James R. Ford; mother, Effie Jane Wackman; and sibling-in-law, Ruth McCarthy Zumberg. Services were June 19 at St. Rose Church. Memorials to: Passionists Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY 41018; or Crossroads Hospice, 4360 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Charles E. Hatfield

Charles E. “Eddie” Hatfield, 62, of East End died June 18. Survived by wife, Norma F. Hatfield; sons, Lonnie Dalhimer, Michael and Shaun (Christina) Welsh; brother, George, Daniel and Burlin Hatfield; sisters, Mary Burt and Terry Hatfield; and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Burlin Hatfield; mother, Sarah VanWinkle; and brothers, Lloyd and Raymond Hatfield. Services were June 22 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: The family, c/o T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

William R. Nester Jr.

William R. Nester Jr., 81, formerly of Anderson Township died June 24. Survived by sons, William R. (Angela), Mark (Kay), Brian (Christine) and Stephen (Kristin) Nester; and grandchildren, Kathleen, Sarah, Olivia, Elizabeth, Laura, Benjamin and Madeline. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Jane Nester; father, William R. Nester; and mother, Evelyn Blettner. Services were June 25 at St. Timothy Episcopal Church. Memorials to: Nester Family Scholarship, c/o University of Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

RELIGION Anderson Hills Christian Church

The church is hosting their Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The concert features Breadbox, an a cappella group, with local praise singers Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. The event is rain or shine. The concert is free, but the church is accepting canned goods and personal items for the Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Pantry. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

Gustav J. “Gus” Rolke Sr., 96, of Anderson Township died June 18. Survived by son, G. John (Karen) Rolke; sister, Helen Mason; grandchild, Jonathan (Heather) Rolke; and great-grandchildren, Nora Lynn and Macy Ann. Preceded in death by wife, Opal W. Rolke; father, Gustav Karl Rolke; mother, Pauline Motzmohr; and grandchild, Lynn Rolke. Services were June 23 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

LaVerne Webb, 88, of Anderson Township died June 21. Survived by daughters, LaVerne Kay Sheppard, Pam Figart and Ginny Korb; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Pat Gregg; and sister, Hulda Weber. Services were June 25 at Evans Funeral Home.

Alma Weiman

Alma Weiman of Anderson Township died June 12. Survived by son, Michael (Linda) Weiman; daughter, Marybelle Weiman; sister, Kitty Robertson; grandchildren, John (Amanda) and Karen Weiman; niece, April (Dennis) Freese. Preceded in death by husband, Alvin Weiman; husband, Earl Wagner; father, Alvin Willeke; mother, Marybelle Sturgeon; and brother, Buddy Willeke. Services were June 19 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Rock Church ministry for sevenththrough 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;

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Anderson Hills United Methodist

The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;


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Thomas R. Ford

Thomas R. Ford, 81, of Anderson Township died June 10. Survived by wife of 53 years, Joan C. Ford; siblings-in-law, Alice (Dick) Dooley and Dottie Gels; sister, Kay (Peter) Petrou. Preceded in death by

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Forest Hills Journal


July 1, 2009


Breaking and entering

Nicole M. Bolin, 21, 136 Newlun Court, drug possession, drug abuse instrument, June 12. Bradley D. Lanter, 20, 878 Rosetree, theft, criminal tools, June 13. Juvenile, 17, assault, criminal damage, June 15. Kyle Nelson, 19, 8363 Crosspoint, domestic violence, June 15. Daniel G. Mcdaniel, 58, 7273 Deacons Bench, violation of protection order, June 11. Scott Fuller, no age given, 1814 Beacon No. 8, domestic violence, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, open container, June 8.



Incidents/investigations Assault

Entry made into residence at 7154 Paddison, June 11. File box/contents taken at 1490 Collinsdale, June 16. X-box system, pistol, etc. taken at 8685 Ohio 32, June 14.

Criminal damage

Rock thrown through window at 8449 Clough Pike, June 13.

Criminal mischief

Substance dumped into pool at Markley Farms at Woodcroft, June 16.

Deception to obtain dangerous drugs

Fake prescriptions called into Kroger Pharmacy at Beechmont Avenue, June 8.

At Crosspointe, June 15. At Beechmont Avenue, June 8.


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$38.65 at Salem Road, June 12. Concrete flower planters taken; $250 at 1105 Markley, June 13. Wallet taken at River Downs at Kellogg Avenue, June 13. Purse/contents taken at Coney Island; $4,000 value of ring at Kellogg Avenue, June 14. Purse taken from vehicle in lot of Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 14. Gas siphoned from vehicle at 888 S. Woodlyn, June 12. Male reported a money scam at 5774 Brookstone, June 15. I-pod, CDs, etc. taken from vehicle at River Downs lot at Kellogg Avenue, June 16. Mailbox and post taken at 980 Pamela Drive, June 14. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 862 Asbury, June 15. Drill taken from vehicle; $100 at 1447 Verdale Drive, June 15. Various climbing gear taken from vehicle; $3,043 at 7466 Beechmont, June 6. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40.42 at Eight Mile Road, June 14. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2720 Eight Mile Road, June 13.


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Jeffrey Stamper, born 1978, after hours in park, 2200 Oxford Ave., June 13. Justin White, born 1990, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 2500 Beechmont Ave., June 19. Madeline Long, born 1989, disorderly conduct, 1700 Sutton Ave., June 20. Serina E Adamski, born 1981, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 1700 Sutton Ave., June 20.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

6500 Graf Drive, June 13.


2200 Oxford Ave., June 15.

Felonious assault

1500 Beth Lane, June 14.

Grand theft

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Petit theft

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Tracy A.; $792,400. 2613 Oldforge Ln.: Boutelle Rex Lynn & Marilyn Jo to Ball Casey A. & Allison R.; $255,000. 3161 Killington Ln.: Horan William III & Laura S. to Schott Louis J. & Jennifer L.; $570,000. 374 Bishopsbridge Dr.: Matthews William E. & Judith M. to Bell Jason H. & April T.; $575,000. 6703 Treeridge Dr.: Yang Michael B. & Kathleen M. to Purevjav Enkhsaikhan & Orgil Yondongombo; $390,000. 674 Bennettwood Ct.: Barnes Mary T. to Lewis Sarah V. & John D. Moschandreas; $360,000.

Vehicle theft

2300 Beechmont Ave., June 11.

Theft-license plate(s)

2300 Beechmont Ave., June 14.

Vehicle theft

6000 Colter Ave., June 13. 6200 Corbly St., June 13.



William Barnes, 34, 1565 Steward Harbough, bench warrant, May 28. Derrick Philhower, 24, 5614 Day Road, bench warrant, May 29. Michelle Burton, 35, 2207 Park Ave., bench warrant, May 30. Marc Wall, 27, 728 Windfield Drive, driving under suspension, May 29. Colin Campbell, 20, 4893 Klatte Road, underage possession of alcohol, May 31. Matthew Kern, 20, 975 Parkside Place, drug abuse, May 31. Eric Harmon, 40, 4373 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, driving under suspension, May 31. Allison Sanson, 27, 7207 Ivy Way, bench warrant, June 1. Devin King, 23, 26 E. 7th St., bench warrant, June 1. Joshua Whitacre, 21, 12850 Gargonia Road, bench warrant, June 1. Jason Manning, 32, 3823 Nolan Ave.,

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BUSINESS UPDATE Hixson, a Cincinnatibased architecture, engineering and interior design firm, recently announced today that Michael Hezlep has joined the firm. Hezlep joins Hixson as a controls engineer in the automation department. In this role, Hezlep will work on the design and installation of new control systems or existing control system upgrades for Hixson’s clients. Hezlep, who holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio University, brings to Hixson more than 15 years of experience in the field. He lives in Anderson Township. For more information, visit


T h e Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its m o n t h l y Maynard meeting 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Anderson Bar & Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave. Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo will be the guest speaker. Meeting is free. Cost for lunch is $10. To RSVP, call the Chamber office at 4744802 or e-mail

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prior to dismissal so techniques and discussions from that class can be taught to the adults. For more information or to register, call 232-5327.

‘Party on the Plaza’

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and Anderson Township will host Party on the Plaza 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the Anderson Center. CMA recording artist The Dan Varner Band will perform. Admission is free. For more information, call 4744802 or visit

Silent auction

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will host the silent auction tent at Greater Anderson Days, which takes place July 2426 at Beech Acres Park. The auction tent will be open 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. The Chamber is asking local businesses to donate items for the auction.

Pirie hired

Seth Pirie of Mount Washington has joined Neyer Properties Inc. as a development project manager. He will focus on new real estate development and redevelopment projects for Neyer Properties. With more than three years experience in commercial real estate development, Pirie was most recently employed by Paul Hemmer Companies as an assistant development manager. In his new position, he

For donation details, call the Chamber at 474-4802.

New members

Several businesses become members of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce in February and March. They are: Karma Asian Bistro, Bouasa Sithideth; Derrick Company, Inc., Kathie Schmid; Prime Source Sales, LLC, Trish Bailey; Truth Tile Design, Ben Wirsching; Red Herring Studio, LLC, Susan Griggs; Ritze Auto Service, Bob Jonas; Superior Mortgage Services, Inc., Eddy Curry; Cincinnati Bell, Inc., Debbie Spaulding; Mr. Kelley’s Kleaners and Mr. Tuxedo, Mike Faust; Lobsta Bakes of Maine, Kevin Smith; Keating, Muething & Kelkamp, Mark Weber; O’Reilly Auto Parts, Joel Shepard; Jim Bush; Julie Dietrich; Cindy Schmidt. For details, visit www.


Chamber seeks new look with new logo The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to help it create a new logo. The competition is open to everyone, including professional and aspiring image designers. Deadline for design submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, to the Chamber office, 7850 Five Mile Road,

Cincinnati, OH 45230. Submissions can also be e-mailed to The winning design will be featured on all Chamber online and print materials. The winner will also receive $100 in cash. For more submission guidelines or other information, call 474-4802.


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Leap Beyond Therapy, a pediatric physical therapy center located in the Beech Acres Park RecPlex in Anderson Township, is hosting Expressing Emotion small group classes 7 p.m.8 p.m. on Thursdays. Classes are for ages 8 to 14. Jean Bode, Wilson Elementary School counselor, will teach the classes, which began June 25. The session is for six consecutive weeks and costs $72. Each class will invite the parents back 10-15 minutes

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Ted Mayer, son of Lt. Col. Todd Mayer and Julie Mayer of Anderson Township, was named Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year by Group 1 Civil Air Patrol and the US Air Forces Non-commissioned Officers Association for Southwest Ohio. Mayer is the unit First Sergeant for the Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol located at Lunken Airport. The award and medals

were presented at the annual awards banquet in Cincinnati. Mayer will be a freshman at McNicholas High school in the fall. The Civil Air Patrol is part of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, and its cadet program is open to all youth 12 years of age and older. The program teaches leadership skills and Aviation history and technology to its members.


Ted Mayer of Anderson Township was named Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year by Group 1 Civil Air Patrol and the US Air Forces Non-commissioned Officers Association for Southwest Ohio.


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Max Luddeke, on left, gets ready to walk with family – Daniel, Brett and Abbey Luddeke – at the Take Steps to be Heard walk For The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, May 31, at Sawyer Point. Max was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease on the first day of third grade at Ayer Elementary and is now going into the sixth grade. He raised $325 doing a lemonade/bake/used children’s book sale for the walk. He goes through four-hour treatments every eight weeks to keep him healthy.





May at Music Hall

Dancers from the Bonnie Williams Dance Studio perform the maypole dance at the Friday, May 29 May Festival concert at Music Hall. The dancers performed before the concert and during intermission in the lobby. This year's performers are, from left Olivia Hoke, Batavia; Savannah Stepp, Amelia; Meghan Hoke, Batavia; Kayla Woods, Anderson Township and Emma Kapp, Anderson Township.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT B1 Meet Chase Champlin, manager and owner of Newtown Feed and Supply. By Rob Dowdy Whether you’reheaded to the beac...

Forest Hills Journal - July 1, 2009  

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT B1 Meet Chase Champlin, manager and owner of Newtown Feed and Supply. By Rob Dowdy Whether you’reheaded to the beac...