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Forest Hills tax hike plan advances By Forrest Sellers

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ANDERSON TWP — Voters in the Forest Hills Local School District may soon be asked to approve higher taxes for facility renovations that will cost between $43 million and $47 million. The Forest Hills Board of Education recently approved sending a resolution to the Hamilton County auditor to determine millage amounts to raise $43 million, $45 million and $47 million in new taxes for building improvements. This approval, which was made during a Jan. 4 budget hearing and organizational meeting, follows a facility pres-

entation by Superintendent Dallas Jackson during the December school board meeting. The school board has not yet made an official determination, but Board President Forest Heis said “a bond issue is being strongly considered” and sending a resolution to the auditor is typically an initial part of the process for putting a bond issue on the ballot. During the December school board meeting, Jackson presented a plan to renovate all of the district’s nine school buildings. The plan would involve renovating both Anderson and Turpin high schools, Nagel Middle School and most of the elementary schools with the exception

of Wilson Elementary School, which would be rebuilt. Jackson said the estimated cost would be about $45 million. Heis However, Treasurer Rick Toepfer said “the scope” of the project had not been finalized. He said uncertainties regarding interest rates and construction costs remain. As part of the plan proposed by Jackson the nine-building configuration of six elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools would remain the same and grade levels in

each building would not change. Heis said cost is a significant reason why renovation is being considered as opposed to construction of new buildings. “The major reason is the expense involved,” he said. “We have, except for Wilson, solid buildings.” But the plan is not without opposition. Anderson Township resident Wayne Rod, who has been a member of previous facilities committees in the district, said the district’s current facility renovation proposal is nothing more than an expensive maintenance plan. He said the district’s facility improvement plan should stretch beyond curb appeal and

into a comprehensive overhaul of the district’s buildings. “Forty-five million (dollars) is a lot of money to build one school and renovate the others,” he said. When asked if consolidating the buildings was a possible consideration, Heis said, “the plan is to maintain our current configuration.” Toepfer said millage amounts from the Hamilton County auditor would likely be provided within the next two weeks. These millage amounts could be discussed during the school board’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road.

Track starting demolition

Pinnacle Entertainment plans to demolish the current grandstand at River Downs and build a new one farther west, closer to Riverbend Music Center. The racetrack also will be repositioned. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES

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ANDERSON TWP. — Construction crews soon will start demolition at River Downs as the owner pursues remaking the 83year-old racetrack into a $209 million racino to open in 2014. Track owners also are exploring the possibility of moving the 2013 racing season to another facility – perhaps Beulah Park in Columbus – as they overhaul the Kellogg Avenue venue, state officials said. "It's difficult to race horses when you're tearing things down," said Robert Schmitz, chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission. He said River

Downs is required to conduct races and obtain a racing permit to win state approval for the video lottery terminals it plans to install in the future racino. River Downs' application to operate 1,600 video slot machines is being reviewed by the Ohio Lottery Commission. Approval is expected. Once completed, River Downs will double in size into a 208,000-square-foot complex. It will include nearly 64,000 square feet for gambling, 100,000 square feet for offices and 27,000 square feet for restaurant space. The gambling area will be built above a 280-space parking

area. Total parking will grow to 2,262 spots. River Downs will keep its 1mile track with turf in the middle on the 122-acre site. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. bought the struggling track in 2011 for $45 million as Ohio moved closer to permitting wider gambling. Pinnacle also owns the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Vevay, Ind. Pinnacle officials were not available for comment on Wednesday. The track's 2013 season has yet to be finalized by the Ohio State Racing Commission. Last year, races were held from April 27 to Sept. 3. Schmitz said River Downs may request specific dates at the racing commission's next meeting on Jan. 10. Beulah has no live racing scheduled from May 4 to Nov. 18. The racino at River Downs

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will be another new gambling venue in the region. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, a fullfledged casino, is set to open March 4 Downtown. Anderson Township officials have expressed support for the new racino, noting it will preserve the track's racing tradition. "The final design is pretty impressive ... and it's all to be driven by horse racing, not slot machine gambling," trustee Russ Jackson told the Community Press in December. Nonetheless, Pinnacle acknowledges that it is operating River Downs at a loss and would continue to do so without video slots. The track generated a $2.9 million operating loss on $10.3 million in revenues in 2011. A report commissioned by Gov. John Kasich's office forecast River Downs could generate more than $120 million in

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slot revenue alone once it is fully operational. Scioto Downs in Columbus already has expanded into a racino, which opened for business in June. Other Ohio tracks, including Lebanon Raceway, are exploring expansion to include video slots. Last month, Miami Valley Gaming & Racing announced it has closed on its $60 million acquisition of Lebanon Raceway and is moving ahead with plans to add video slots. Miami Valley is a joint venture of Buffalo-based Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment and Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. The track will be moved to a new facility to be built near Exit 29 off Interstate 75 in Turtlecreek Township. That racino also is slated to open in early 2014. Vol. 52 No. 40 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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County officials vow to pursue 911 fee FOREST HILLS Gannett News Service

Hamilton County's plan to add a monthly fee to landlines and cell phones to fund a new emergency radio system died before state lawmakers saw it, but county officials said they'll try again this year. Former State Senate President Tom Niehaus opposed it, but Niehaus, RNew Richmond, is no longer in office after being term-limited out. County commissioners will pitch the plan again this year, possibly during

the state budget process, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman said. In an e-mail to Hamilton County municipalities Sigman wrote, "by no means, have we concluded our efforts in this regard. We came very close to succeeding on this issue over a very short period of time; and we believe our prospects are even better in the next legislative session." A new emergency radio system would cost about $10 million. The plan adds between $1.50 to

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$2.50 a month for every land line and cellphone. That's between $36 and $60 a year if you have one of each. For a family of four with a land line and cellphone for each person, that's as much as $150 a year. The current radio system is obsolete, and vendor Motorola will no longer service it after 2014. Parts will be difficult to acquire. At stake is the backbone of the public safety system – radio communications. Without a new radio system, dispatchers won't know which police or fire unit is closest to the caller. That could delay response times and cost lives. County leaders turned to Republican State Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township, to help get the fee approved. He supported the fee because Hamilton County townships and cities favored the idea; the plan offers relief from dispatch fees. Currently, every time a police car is dispatched these communities must pay a $18.30 fee to the county. "I was willing to have this discussion, but when I first brought it up the re-

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Communities react to mine decision By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

A four-year fight against a proposed underground limestone mine in Anderson Township isn’t over yet, but those who oppose the plan are encouraged by a recent court decision. The 1st District Court of Appeals in a Dec. 28 decision upheld part of a decision by Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman that the villages of Newtown, Terrace Park and Indian Hill have standing to challenge a June 2010 decision by the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals that approved Martin Marietta’s mine proposal. Those three communities, as well as dozens of township residents and businesses, appealed the zoning board’s decision to the Court of Common Pleas. When Ruehlman decided in favor of the opponents in December 2011 Martin Marietta appealed that decision to the 1st District Court of Appeals. The Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals’ 3-2 decision allowed Martin Marietta to build a proposed mine and processing plant, and store explosives on its property, which sits on roughly 480 acres near Round Bottom and Broadwell roads in northeastern Anderson Township. Blasting to extract the limestone would occur between 400 and 800 feet underground. There were 25 conditions attached to the 16page decision favoring the mine’s approval, including a good neighbor fee, which required Martin Marietta to pay the township 5 cents per ton of material sold and delivered from the mine site and keep a $1 million bond. In the 1st District’s opinion, Presiding Judge J. Howard Sundermann wrote that while the Anderson Township zoning resolution does grant the Board of Zoning Appeals broad discretion on imposing conditions on certain permits, but the BZA “was without authority to condition its decision on Martin Marietta’s payment of the good neighbor fee.” The 1st District Court of Appeals, however, declined to simply strike the

Area residents talk about the pending decision during the final Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals' hearing in June 2010. The board voted 3-2 to approve an underground limestone mine near the corner of Broadwell and Round Bottom roads. FILE PHOTO

good neighbor fee like Martin Marietta’s attorneys requested and sent the matter back to the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals. The three-judge panel also overruled part of Ruehlman’s decision, which overturned the zoning board’s approval because, as he wrote, it was “replete with examples of illegal acts as well as invalid, void and ineffective actions.” Cathy Burger, an Anderson Township resident who helped lead the fight against the proposed limestone mine, said she is ecstatic about the latest court decision. “I’m just without words because I’m so excited that the court agreed with us,” she said. “Now we wait to see what

(Martin Marietta) will do, but we will continue to fight this all the way.” Though the Court of Appeals judges wrote that the trial court “erred in concluding that the BZA’s decision was void,” and remanded the issue back to the township, Burger said the mine’s approval should be reversed. “The Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals said if one of these conditions can’t be met it would void the whole decision,” she said. “So if (they) stand by their words then this whole decision would be voided.” Attorney Tim Mara, who represented dozens of township residents and businesses opposed to the mine, said they are generally pleased with and encouraged by the recent

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decision. “The Court essentially said that the good neighbor fee is not right and it’s not legal ... but what they didn’t do was address all the other grounds for the BZA decision,” he said. “Even if (the BZA) were to approve this without the good neighbor fee we still have our other issues. We’ve gone this far and I think we’re winning, and we want to preserve our victory.” Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby said the appeals court’s ruling is favorable for the village, and they will continue to fight this as it moves forward. Newtown, which is about a mile away from Martin Marietta’s property, argued that increased truck traffic from the mine would adversely affect their ability to maintain safe roadways, and the appeals court agreed. Though Terrace Park and Indian Hill’s concerns were different, Sundermann wrote that, given their concerns and proximity to Martin Marietta’s property, both communities “have sufficiently demonstrated that they

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have been directly affected by the BZA’s decision.” Terrace Park Mayor Jay Gohman said he is glad the appeals court decided with the villages and mine opponents. Village officials and residents argued that property values would be affected if Martin Marietta was allowed to proceed, and they also expressed concern about dust, noise, light and other aspects of the mine operation. “We’re happy (they) ... affirmed Judge Ruehlman’s decision, but as we all know this is not over yet,” Gohman said. Terrace Park resident Emily Parker said she is pleased with the court’s decision because it justifies their concerns about the proposed mine. “I think either side can interpret this decision in a positive way,” she said. “I feel that it’s in our favor, however Martin Marietta could go either way. I remain hopeful and interested to see what next step they will take.” Indian Hill City Manager Mike Burns said they plan to review the ruling with its attorney and law

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HONOR ROLL The following McNicholas High School students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2012-13.

SENIORS Dean’s list Leah Bartel, Samuel Becker, Abigail Block, Michele Cabell, Maria Clark, Anna Crooker, Rachele DeLuca, Courtney Dunne, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Kate Gorman, Sarah Haas, Anna Heineke, Savannah Hisch, Riley Johnstone, Matthew Ketchum, Haley Kocisko, Danielle Lynd, Mykaela Moller, Daniel Poole, Katherine Rogers, Scott Sage, Danielle Schaefer, Lauren Scott, Madeline Scott, Corey Shrader, Megan Simmons, Brandon Stout, Micaela Taylor, Alexandra Thul, Katherine Weiler.

First honors Emily Awad and Dylan Hoffman of the Goddard School in Anderson Township trick-or-treat with Alice Smith at the SEM Manor Retirement Community. Alice is 94 years old and enjoys seeing the children come to her home in their costumes. THANKS TO MARK REINHART

A treat for others Anderson Township Goddard School kindergarteners took time from the classroom recently to visit with retirees at the SEM Manor Retirement Community in Anderson Township.

Dee Houk from the SEM Manor Retirement Community talks with kindergarteners from the Goddard School in Anderson Township during their annual trip to the retirement home for Halloween. Retirees at the SEM Manor take a break from their day to visit with the children and check out the costumes. THANKS TO MARK REINHART

Elaina McDonald from the Goddard School in Anderson Township shares a few wizard secrets with Mary Wright from the SEM Manor in exchange for a treat. Goddard School children visit with retirees at the SEM Manor Retirement Community each year for Halloween. THANKS TO MARK REINHART

Kayla Ackerman, Hannah Carey, Mackenzie Curran, Richard Day, Tristan Dumont, John Ehemann, Alexandra Enders, Rebecca Evans, Jessica Frey, Kayla Fritz, Samantha Gabbard, Stefan Games, Ashley Hickey, Daniel Hoffman, Peter Huffman, Joshua Jubak, Katherine King, Antonio Losekamp, Margaret Luther, Evan McPhillips, Alison Meineke, Nicole Moser, Emily Nalepka, Joy Neltner, Molly Norrish, Kendall Powers, Christian Ray, Drew Timmons.

Second honors Kimberly Andrew, Samuel Bechtol, Rita Beckman, Prentice Bell, Zebedee Bolling, Sarah Bouley, Nicholas Brune, Tedra Bush, Michael Byrne, Kyle Cardone, Devin Carmosino, John Conard, Olivia Cox, Cassidy Deimling, Patrick DiSalvio, Austin Ernst, Kevin Fagin, Robert Farrell, Sarah Fay, Matthew Forsthoefel, Matthew Gabbard, Elizabeth Gaffney, Morgan Gardner, Ann Gilfilen, Donovan Guilfoyle, Maxwell Havlis, Patrick Henry, Abigail Jones, Erin Kaising, Allison Kamphaus, Natalie Klein, Robert Kump, Olivia Laing, Lauren Lamping, Alexander Lankester, Hayne Li, Jacob Lind, Brooke Logan, Theodore Mayer, Kevin McHale, Patrick McKinnis, Alyssa Miller, Bridgett Miller, Elise Moeller, Sean Nichols, Paige Noday, Jessica Osterday, Chappell Otto, Andrew Rebello, Bradley Rice, Logan Roberts, Andrew Rudolph, Virginia Rzesutock, Elizabeth Salyers, Stephen Sarky, Anna Sarra, Kathryn Scheidler, Gabrielle Scragg, Tanner Sharp, Oscar Shaw, Jenifer Siegel, Matthew Siemer, Cody Smith, T’Chanie Smith, Logan Stultz, Thomas Tenhundfeld, Alexander Tomblin, Elizabeth Truesdell, Thomas Vogele, Paul Wilson, Anna Winkelman, Ryan Winkler, Grant Witte, Evan Yannetti.

JUNIORS Dean’s list Catherine Adams, Savannah Baurichter, Margaret Beck, Hayley Coldiron, Caroline Dugan, Ashley Dundon, Rachel Ecker, Matthew Estes, Mark Flatt, Scott Frenzel, Grace Hiltz, Anthony Luster, Jared Martin, Meaghan McGraw, Thomas McSwigan, Elliot Painter, Andrew Pearson, Kristen Rehl, Michael Reidy, Cameron Roesel, Sarah Ruwe, Daniel Sandmann, Kaitlyn Schaefer, Megan Schaefer, Anna Schuh, Corrie Sheshull, Elena Tierney, Grant Tore, Ellen Uhl, Riley Whitehouse, Jacob Woeste, Kate Zurovchak.

First honors Anderson Township Goddard School kindergarteners Elaina McDonald, Jackson Galus, Emily Awad, Lila Richey, Caitlyn Welker, Ryan Hartley, Matthew Smith, Eric Reinhart, Tyler Doran, Sam Archiable, Dylan Hoffman, Natalie Jones, Ryan Smith, Lance Yuellig, Ella Beasley and Beckett Blazer get ready to trick-or-treat at the SEM Manor Retirement Community with parent Debbie Welker and kindergarten teacher Kaitlyn Japikse. THANKS TO MARK REINHART

SCHOOL NOTES Parent college financial aid night

Turpin High School is conducting a Parent College Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the school's media center. The speaker will be Jessica Max, financial aid adviser at The University of Cincinnati. Parents will learn about the federal formula for calculating the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) towards college costs and about the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) form. For information contact Gerald Gunning, school counselor, at 232-7770, extension 2803.

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Guardian Angels School's first-graders donate more than 1,500 diapers and wipes to Mount Washington's Birth Right as part of the school's Advent program. From left are Mary Ganim, Wes Brokamp, Annie Yorn and Alejandro Santo Domingo. THANKS TO ANNE PAVELY

Aaron Albrinck, Zachary Baca, Eric Boychan, Shaun Burdick, Tanner Cardone, Samuel Carlascio, Savannah Carmosino, Elizabeth Coffey, Katie Cornell, Sarah Croweak, Nicholas Curran, Joseph Daly, Alexander Dause, Adam Dill, Allison Dornbach, Hannah Dries, Kristen Dulle, Taylor Edwards, Amani Elfar, Samantha Enders, Emily Feldkamp, Emily Fortin, Laura Garrison, Peter Gilligan, Jonathan Grant-Elam, John Grimsley, Patrick Hayslip, David Holmes, Mary Ingram, Tyrone Jabin, Claire Kennedy, Dylan Kirby, Andrew Kump, Ningyi Li, Gannon McHugh, William Mehring, Megan Mottola, Connor Nelson, Kuzivakwashe NyikaMakore, Lacey O’Connell, Wesley

Phillips, Mikayla Randolph, Kent Schaeper, Alyson Schenz, Mary Schmitt, Mercedes Shaffer, Andrew Sparks, Hannah Staubach, Meghan Sweeney, Christiana Swing, Hannah Taylor, Aaron Tople, Alexander Ventre, Austin Voelker, Hannah Wagner, Thomas Wegener, Madeline Weir, Madison White, Kayla Woods, Raven York, Kevin Zhang, Jennifer Zicka, Shuohua Zou.

SOPHOMORES Dean’s list Maxwell Bartel, Emily Bloemer, Kelly Cole, Aaron Diemler, Micah Diemler, Eric Frey, Shannon Gibbons, Nathan Hazzard, Elliott Higgins, Michelle Hollenkamp, Molly Kidwell, William Klunk, Charles Lind, John Longbottom, Trevor Lynd, Kyle Morrisroe, Allison O’Keefe, Alana Osterday, Andrew Parra, Anna Pierce, Sidney Schaeper, Francesca Shumrick, Patrick Verbryke, Brandon Walsh, Hope Wilson.

First honors William Allgeier, Lauren Andrews, Meghan Baker, Lily Deller, Alexandra Gerome, James Harrington, Caroline Jorden, Erin Ketchum, Gabrielle Latreille, Emma McDermott, Danielle Moser, Samantha Noland, Reagen Powers, Gabrielle Quesnell, Sean Reidy, Michelle Rowekamp, Megara Scott, Sarah Shook.

Second honors Kayla Abbitt, Sydney Baker, Kelsey Bechtol, Kelly Breitenbach, Justin Brunot, Sean Byrne, Adycen Cooper, Morgan Cox, Kyle Cullion, Randi Dailey, Matthew DeLuca, Vincent Ehemann, Madison Espelage, Katherine Farr, Jacob Fehr, Emma Feld, Lauren Fisher, Sarah Foster, Connor Games, Matthew Goldsberry, Nathan Gorman, Cole Grever, Trevor Hogue, Caroline Johnstone, Paige Jones, Ericka Kaimer, Gregory Kent, Nicholas Keri, Hannah Kocisko, Michael Lake, Jordan Lau, Alec Marcum, Meghan Martella, Keely Meakin, Grant Moore, Nicholas Niehaus, Joseph Paquette, Loren Powell, Payton Ramey, Brian Rastani, Jordan Ready, Lauren Rice, Lauren Riley, Emily Rivard, Andrew Schuermann, Margaret Sheehan, Steven Sinclair, Ploy Sithisakulrat, Brian Smith, Malia Smith, Kaitlin St. Charles, Lauren Stagnaro, Lucas Sulken, Karlyn Thul, Cole Tippmann, Hannah Van Zant, Adam Vickers, Grace Westerkamp, Matthew Whitmore, Olivia Witt.

FRESHMEN Dean’s list Zachary Arnold, William Babb, Brian Cabell, Maria Ciampone, Matthew Cornell, Claire Daly, Jackson Durm, Nicholas Emig, Maia Forman, Brian Gauch, Drue Glaser, Jonathan Gray, Maximilian Harpring, Mitchell Hartwell, Connor Higgins, Augustin Huffman, William Kamphaus, Emma Kapp, Brynna Maxey, Adam Neltner, Joshua Poole, Nicholas Robben, Jackson Sager, Sarah Standiford, Brittany Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Gillian Tierney, Abigail Weiler, Christopher Wells, Hannah Wuerfel.

First honors Nathan Bush, Mary Katherine DowlingParra, Blaise Harpring, Sarah Henkes, Madeline Huber, Emily Mentzel, Grant Painter, Lauren Pearson, Jacob Round, Margaret Schulhoff, Anna Schutter, Elizabeth Simmons.

Second honors Kaylin Adkins, Matthew Albrinck, Lucas Andersson, Richard Bachman,Stephanie Baker, Matthew Barbara, Adam Barnes, Conner Barnes, Connor Bartlett, Tristan Bentley, Sydney Blaha, Morgan Bramble, Samuel Browning, Caleb Brunner, Madeline Buhr, Ryan Byrne, Jacob Cheek, Christopher Clark, Sara Crooker, Taylor Crouthers, Helen Curran, Maria Dailey, Samantha Daoud, Lauren Dundon, Shane Estes, Chad Evans, Sydney Evans, Jackson Farwick, Melissa Frey, Jenna Gerbus, Lauren Gliebe, Kevin Grannen, Mary Gromek, Haleigh Haugh, Emma Heise, Lauren Henry, Adam Hisch, Olivia Hoke, Barrett Leahy, Madeline Leesman, Emily Lundrigan, Salvatore Marino, Zachary Martin, Matthew Massie, Joshua McSwigan, Sierra Meyer, Shelby Miller, Blake Murphy, Alexander Nalepka, Richard Riede, Jordan Ritter, Benjamin Roberts, Jarrod Roetenberger, Elizabeth Rumple, Lauren Schmalz, Meghan Schoening,Jack Schoose, Owen Schuh, Olivia Schultz, Bradley Shepherd, Michaela Shepherd, Cecilia Smith, Joseph Sorensen, Katie Sponsler, Evan Stegman, Elizabeth Steinmetz, Matthew Stevens, Nicholas Taylor, Kyle Timmons, Jacob Vaughn, Matthew Waldeck, Shannon Walsh, James Wegener, Duncan Weir, Kaitlyn Whitley, Justin Widanski, Evan Winkelman, Maria Woeste, Brenna Yannetti, Madison Zimmer.


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Evan Leupen, right, joins diving coach Debbie Gallagher Dec. 22 when he broke a 39-year-old diving record. THANKS TO DEBBIE GALLAGHER

Anderson diver breaks record Milestone comes with some fun twists By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

ANDERSON TWP. — It is fitting that a story about a record-breaking diving performance comes with twists. It is a record that lasted 39 years and spanned from Turpin Hills Swim Club to Anderson High School to Southern Methodist University to Hawaii. The record came full circle on a recent Saturday at Anderson High School. Records are meant to be broken, but the unexpected record-breaking performances are often the most memorable. On Dec. 22, Anderson sophomore diver Evan Leupen broke a record that had stood for 39 years. With a score of 309.75, Leupen broke Keith Ranney’s previous sixdive mark of 293.65, set in 1973. “This dive record has stood the test of time,” said Anderson diving coach Debbie Gallagher. “I wasn’t sure it would ever be broken.” The soft-spoken sophomore has been one of the team’s top competitors this season. He and senior Jason Smith push each other through friendly competition. What sets Leupen apart is his willingness to try some challenging twists and turns. “Evan just has some great degree of difficulty and on this particular day, he put it all together,” said Gallagher. “I was thrilled. It could not have happened to a nicer individual.” The record was never a personal goal for Leupen, or something that was on his coach’s mind. Gallagher learned that the record was set when the scorers brought it to her attention. Leupen’s name will now go on the big board in Anderson’s natatorioum. “I was excited, knowing that the record has been around for such a long time,” said Leupen. Here’s the twist: Ranney, who went on to dive for SMU after graduating from Anderson, once coached his12-year-old neighbor Gallagher at Turpin Hills Swim Club. Gallagher grew up to be a formidable diver of her own and now coaches the Redskins. Her pupil, Leupen, broke the record of her mentor, Ranney. “I just remember watching him in awe when he would get on the board. He was an awesome diver,” said Gallagher of growing up watching Ranney dive at Turpin Hills. “It felt like a full circle moment when I heard Evan broke the record – to have been coached by one generation, yet now be the adult doing the coaching. Life is funny like that.” Ranney now lives in Hawaii. His diving success brought him all the

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The McNicholas High School boys basketball team won the 2012 UNDO’s Catholic Invitational Tournament at Wheeling Jesuit University. THANKS TO TIM MONAHAN

McNick’s 1st tourney invite nets hardware Coach seeks consistency on both ends of court By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

They tried something different, and the result could not have been any better. McNicholas High School’s boys basketball team played in an out-of-state tournament over the holiday break, and the Rockets returned home with a tournament championship and an overall winning record. The Rockets played in the UNDO’S Catholic Invitational Tournament held at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W.Va. McNick won both of its games in the tournament to earn the tournament title. “This was our very first out-of-state invite to play in a holiday tourney and it was great,” said Rockets head coach Tim Monahan. “We played well.” Junior Danny Byrne and seniors Mark Hoke and Richie Day made the alltournament team. Byrne led the Rockets with 17 points in the championship game victory over Wheeling Catholic Central on Saturday, Dec. 29. The win gave the Rockets a 5-4 overall record heading into the new year. “It was really important getting those

“We received a lot of compliments on how hard the guys played and the disciplined style they showed throughout the tournament.” TIM MONAHAN

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wins,” said Monahan. “This year’s schedule is really a great challenge for our team. Every game we have to approach it like a tournament game.” While Byrne starred in the UNDO tournament, he became the latest Rocket to take on the scoring load. Seven different players have led the team in scoring in a game this season. That depth has been a key to the Rockets’ success. “The great thing about this team is we have had different players step up throughout the season so far, anywhere from sophomores up to our seniors,” said Monahan. “We as a team seem to be getting more and more comfortable with a new offensive system, as well as improving on the defensive end.” The Rockets fell to 5-5 on the year with a loss to La Salle on Friday, Jan. 4.

After 10-1 Roger Bacon, the GCL Central is off to a slow start. The Rockets find themselves in second place, with a rematch against the Spartans coming up on Jan. 25. McNick will need to continue to play with the same four-quarter effort it showed in its games in Wheeling. “We received a lot of compliments on how hard the guys played and the disciplined style they showed throughout the tournament,” Monahan said. “I really want to see us get more consistent at both ends of the court. We want to be able to finish games and play four complete quarters.” The experience of finding success in the tournament in West Virginia should propel the Rockets into the second half of the season’s grueling GCL schedule. “I think this was a big tournament in Wheeling, having the opportunity to travel out of state playing teams that are different styles than what we are used to playing with being in such a tough league as the GCL,” Monahan said. “I was very happy on how our players handled the trip and their performance on the court. We have a great group of players that do everything we as coaches ask them to do.” The Rockets continue a five-game home stretch against Moeller on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Boys basketball

» Zach McCormick scored 20 points off the bench as Turpin beat Loveland 5945 Jan. 4. Connor Grotton chipped in 15 points while Clay Johnson added 11.

Girls basketball

» Senior guard Haley Temple scored a game-high 14 points as Anderson defeated Kings, 53-22, Jan. 5. Sophomore forward Madison Temple recorded her sixth double-double of the season, as she scored12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. With the win, Anderson improves to 8-2 overall on the season, while Kings falls to 7-6. » Senior forward Kelsey Finn led the way for Turpin as the Spartans beat East-

ern, 41-36, Jan 5. Finn scored a team-high 11points. Turpin improved to 8-4 with the win. » McNick beat Roger Bacon 70-16 Jan. 5. Lauren Lamping scored 13 points.

cluded Chas Edelberger (200 free), Drew Hamilton (200 IM, 100 Fly), Jonathan Ericksen (100 free, 100 back) and Michael Norton (500 free).

Swimming

» The Turpin dive team competed against Loveland on Dec. 13 with a win for both girls and boys diving. Firstplace girl was Megan Roberts and firstplace boy was Ben Bailey.

» Anderson beat Elder 131-52 Jan. 5. Korey Aukerman (200 free), Connor Davis (200 IM, 100 fly), Grant Wethington (50 free, 100 breast), Casey Gallagher (100 free), Michael Alexander (500 free), Carroll (100 back) » At Turpin, both the boys and girls teams raced to their third consecutive victory against Milford Jan. 3. Individual winners on the girls’ side included Hailey Olson (200 free), Alexis Kapostasy (200 IM), Shay Spelman (50 free, 100 free), Morgan Contino (500 free) and Lexie Hardewig (100 back). For the boys, triumphant Spartans in-

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» Anderson’s gymnastics team took seventh (126.70) and Turpin’s team (114.075) took eighth in the Indian Cup Gymnastics Invitational Jan. 5. On the bar, Anderson’s Shook took second with a 8.525 and, in all-around, took second with 34.85.


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way to the Olympic trials. He was more surprised that his record lasted as long as it did, rather than that it was broken. As far as Gallagher’s connection between Ranney and Leupen, Ranney remains humble. “I can’t make any personal meaning of the passing of this knowledge onto one of my students anymore than I could take credit for an acorn becoming an oak tree,” he said. “I’m just grateful I had the opportunity to plant the seed and humbled to see it perpetuate itself in later generations.” The diving competition in the area has always been strong, and was especially so in the ‘70s. “Leading up to my career, there was a legacy of great divers both at Anderson and within the district due largely to the excellent coaches in the area,” said Ranney. “The knowledge that was passed to divers in the Midwest continued to spread across the country and the entire sport evolved.” With the record behind him, Leupen remains focused on his main goal entering the season: Qualifying for state. As a freshman, Leupen placed 11th in the Southwest District. The top six advance to state. Both Leupen and Smith have a chance to qualify for state this year. It would cap an already memorable season for Leupen. Now a recordholder, he knows that he has the potential to put up some impressive scores. “I hope to make it to state this year,” he said. “(The record) helps with motivation. It will help me step my game up.”

CATCHING UP WITH COLLEGE ATHLETES Petitgout named All-HCAC

College of Mount St. Joseph junior midfielder Michael Petitgout, a Turpin High School grad, was recently named second-team All-HCAC. Petitgout played in 14 games on the soccer field, starting 12 times and had two goals this past fall. The conference award for Petitgout was his first such honor.

Priede poised to break out at Notre Dame By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

As a prep athlete playing soccer for Summit Country Day, Alex Priede dreamed of playing for the University of Notre Dame. That dream became a reality when the Anderson Township native committed to the Irish during his senior year of high school in 2010. He redshirted his first year and didn’t see much playing time in 2011, but this past season, the former Enquirer Player of the Year become a major contributor on one the top-ranked teams in the country. The forward started every one of the Irish’s 22 games as Notre Dame advanced to the elite eight round of the NCAA tournament.

SCD alum Alex Priede wants to play pro soccer after college. THANKS TO NOTRE DAME

Priede said biding his time and waiting his first two years was a different role he wasn’t used to, especially since he hardly left the field at Sum-

mit. But waiting helped the entrepreneurship major become a better player. “I was able to learn,” Priede said. “Everyone on our team is good…and come from all over the country. To learn from them…it made me a much better soccer player than had I come in and just played.” When the 2012 season kicked off, Priede didn’t waste any time making an impact. He netted his first collegiate goal in the Irish’s 2-1 win against Clemson, Sept. 2. “I’d been waiting for that goal for a long time,” Priede said. Priede ended the season with four goals and one assist. The total may not get much of a second look from the ca-

sual observer, but Priede’s role wasn’t to score. His job was to tire out the defense. He averaged about 24 minutes per match, and cleared the way for the fresh legs of Ryan Finley to wreak havoc on opposing defenses. Finley led the Irish with 21 goals. “Alex is the type of player who will take any role that is given to him,” Notre Dame head coach Bobby Clark said. “He’s a real team player. He performed that role very well.” Priede relishes the starting experience, and knows the Irish will count on him to pick up the offensive slack next season. When he returns to Notre Dame, he’ll continue preparing for 2013 season with another dream left to conquer: Playing at the next level.

RESULTS Second: Gretchen Watkins, 36.55 Fourth: Teagan Gerke, 35.475 Eighth: Katie Lambert, 34.325

The following are results from Nagel Middle School sporting events.

Dec. 3-8 Forest Hills Flip Fest Team: first (of four teams), 143.275 Vault: Second: Gretchen Watkins, 9.3 Third: Teagan Gerke, 9.15 Fourth: Brittany Gardner, 9.125 Fifth: Katie Lambert, 9.125 Bars: First: Gretchen Watkins, 9.4 Second: Brittany Gardner, 9.1 Fifth: Teagan Gerke, 8.6 Beam: Second: Brittany Gardner, 9.2 Fifth: Gretchen Watkins, 8.625 Seventh: Teagan Gerke, 8.575 10th: Katie Lambert, 8.2 Floor: First: Brittany Gardner, 9.5 Fourth: Katie Lambert, 9.3 Fifth: Gretchen Watkins, 9.225 Seventh: Teagan Gerke, 9.15 Ninth: Hannah Lingren, 8.65 All-Around: First: Brittany Gardner, 36.925

Wrestling Glen Este Duals: Second place, 3-1 (of 5 teams); beat Milford, 51-42; beat Glen Este, 46-39; beat Edgewood, 57-36; lost to Beavercreek, 61-25. Individual results: Undefeated wrestlers (4-0): JoJo Ingram, 116 lbs.; Brady Eckert, 122 lbs.; Kyle Herms, 160 lbs.; Russell Vogel, 205 lbs.

Girls basketball 8 Blue: Defeated Sycamore (Green), 26-25; defeated Reading, 25-13. Record: 2-0 7 Blue: Defeated Sycamore (Green), 25-24; defeated Reading, 35-18. Record: 2-0 8 Silver: Lost to Kings, 22-15; lost to Milford, N/A. Record: 0-2 (0-2 ECC) 7 Silver: Defeated Kings, 28-11; defeated Milford, 25-16. Record: 2-0 (2-0 ECC) 8 Hawks: Defeated Edgewood, 22-20. Record: 1-0 7 Hawks: Lost to Kings, 20-11; lost to Edgewood, 25-18. Record: 0-2

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Boys basketball 8 Silver: Lost to Kings, 57-20; lost to Walnut Hills, 38-36. Record: 0-2 (0-2 ECC) 7 Silver: Lost to Kings, 38-37 (OT); defeated Walnut Hills, 38-28. Record: 1-1 (1-1 ECC) 8 Hawks: Lost to Kings, 30-22. Record: 0-1 7 Hawks: Defeated Kings, 44-38. Record: 1-0

Dec. 10-15 Boys Basketball 8 Blue: Lost to Kings, 41-18; lost to Glen Este, 43-34; lost to Milford, 48-41. Record: 0-3 (0-3 ECC) 7 Blue: Defeated Kings, 41-27; defeated Glen Este, 50-22; defeated Milford, 40-36. Record: 3-0 (3-0 ECC) 8 Silver: Lost to Milford, 38-34; defeated Winton Woods, 27-24. Record: 1-3 (0-3 ECC) 7 Silver: Lost to Milford, 46-23; lost to Winton Woods, 45-16. Record: 1-3 (1-2 ECC) 8 Hawks: Defeated Loveland, 29-26; defeated Little Miami, 25-12.

Record: 2-1 7 Hawks: Defeated Little Miami, 67-17. Record: 2-0

Girls basketball 8 Blue: Defeated Kings, 17-14; lost to Winton Woods, 25-22; lost to Glen Este, N/A. Record: 3-2 (1-1 ECC) 7 Blue: Defeated Kings, 31-22; defeated Winton Woods, 30-21; defeated Glen Este, 29-25. Record: 5-0 (2-0 ECC) 8 Silver: Lost to Sycamore (Gold), 18-10; defeated Walnut Hills, 12-10. Record: 1-3 (1-2 ECC) 7 Silver: Defeated Sycamore (Gold), 21-14; lost to Walnut Hills, 19-16. Record: 3-1 (2-1 ECC) 8 Hawks: Defeated Kings, 26-7; defeated Loveland, 33-16. Record: 3-0

Wrestling Princeton Quad: Lost to Lakota East, lost to Ross; Nagel Tri: Defeated Winton Woods, lost to Norwood. Dual Record: 4-4 Individual results: Jojo Ingram, 116lbs., Brady Eckert, 122 lbs., Trey Lanham, 142 lbs. and Kyle Herms, 160 lbs., all posted 4-0 records for the week of duals.

Anderson Township Little League is in its 15th year ATLL is the largest Little League in Southwest Ohio ATLL had more than 1000 players on 82 teams

Register on-line at www.atll.org or Register at our ATLL Open House January 12, 2013 • 10 am to 1 pm January 19, 2013 • 1 pm to 4 pm Anderson Government Center 7850 Five Mile Road Why ATLL? Kids from 4 - 16* have a great time playing ATLL baseball! Our mission is to develop the skills for each player while creating a challenging and positive environment in which to play baseball and enjoy America’s favorite pastime. *Players must be 4 years old as of April 30, 2013 Anderson Township Little League, (ATLL) is an all-volunteer official Little League Baseball program and is part of the Ohio District 9 National Little League Charter serving Anderson Township, Mt. Washington, Newtown and Pierce Township. Visit us at www.atll.org e-mail at atllorg@gmail.com mail us at PO Box 5411161, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-1161 Needs based scholarships are available.

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School’s facility plan falls short It may not be noticeable from driving past the nine schools in the Forest Hills School District that most are in need of a makeover. The makeover needs to stretch beyond curb appeal and into a Wayne comprehenRod sive overhaul COMMUNITY PRESS of district GUEST COLUMNIST facilities. Except for Nagel, a state assessment of the district school facilities shows the opposite of “excellent with distinction.” In 2004, the Ohio School Facilities Commission evaluated the Forest Hills school

buildings against state educational standards. Nagel, the district’s newest facility, received a score of 923 out of 1000. The other eight buildings averaged just 659 points. If the ratings were calculated as grades on a student report card, Nagel would have received an A. All other buildings would have received an F except for one, which earned a D by less than a percentage point. Excluding Nagel, the district schools scored worst overall in “educational adequacy” with 55 percent. The second lowest score of 64 percent was in “environment for education.” These grades do not equate with the general level of housing in the district. Would 8 out

Compensation is available for victims of crime The Ohio Attorney General provides compensation for victims of crime in Ohio. If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, you may qualify for financial assistance. You may be eligible to receive compensation either if you were injured during a violent crime, you Brad are a depenGreenberg COMMUNITY PRESS dent of someGUEST COLUMNIST one who was killed in a crime, or you, as a parent or guardian, are responsible for a crime victim’s expenses. Certain people, however, are not eligible to receive compensation. They include anyone who has been convicted of a felony, child endangering or domestic violence within 10 years before the crime or while the application for compensation is pending. Also, anyone who engaged in misconduct that caused or contributed to their own injuries is not eligible. Payments can cover medical expenses but only if the expenses are not covered by insurance or other available resources. They can also cover lost wages resulting from the crime, including wages lost from attending court proceedings. Compensation can include financial support for dependents of a deceased victim. This support can include counseling for family members of victims as well as funeral and burial expenses totaling up to $7,500. Maximum total payments are limited to $50,000. Payments cannot be made for pain and suffering or for lost, stolen or damaged property. However, crime scene cleanup for personal security, such as doors and win-

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Forest Hills Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. Please include a photo with a column submission. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: foresthills@ communitypress.com. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Forest Hills Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

dows, may be covered. An adult crime victim can file for compensation anytime after the crime occurred, even years later. In order to qualify for it, the victim must report the crime and cooperate with law enforcement. Although judges often order convicted offenders to pay restitution to their victims, most offenders lack the ability or desire to make full restitution. The victims of crime program at least can help ease the financial burden on victims. Criminal fines – not Ohio’s taxpayers – cover the program’s costs. The Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program is a valuable resource. For further information, call the Attorney General’s Office at (800) 582-2877. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.

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of 9 houses and apartments rate an “F”? No. The fact is most of our students and teachers spend a significant part of their days in facilities that are inferior to their homes. Education should take place in a suitable, enlightening environment. These poor facilities grades also prove the excellence of our students and teachers. How much more they might they achieve under better educational conditions? Unfortunately, the current plan under consideration by the school board is comprehensive in name only; it does not address many of the serious issues that exist. The plan only benefits a few. One new elementary school can be enjoyed by just one neighborhood. The

others receive relatively superficial treatment despite needing much more. Both high schools will remain inferior to those in nearby suburban school districts. The OSFC estimated the cost to renovate the schools to raise them up to standards at $73.2 million. Doesn’t $42.5 million seem like a lot for a plan that only returns one building to excellence out of eight that are all in similar need? Even worse, the district has admitted that elements of the plan are just maintenance items, not fundamental improvements. That makes the bond levy at least partially an operating levy only one year after the voters approved a tax increase to provide additional operating funds.

As residents, we have to speak up. Government does not lead, it follows. Several well-considered facilities plans have been presented to the school board since the OSFC evaluation and there still could be others. This one is a bad one. Any plan that would bring all the district’s aged schools up to par with the ability to achieve should be supported, but we should strive for a plan that provides an equal playing field. No favorites, no imbalance. A complete renovation of the district schools is not out of the question financially, benefits all of us, and is needed. Wayne Rod is an Anderson Township resident.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Where is the one place you would like to visit, but have yet to do so? Why?

“My answer: Heaven. The reason I have yet to do so is obvious, but there will come a time. “Hawaii is nice, and so is Florida, the Caribbean, California, and all the rest. But in Heaven, there won't be any opposition between Democrats and Republicans, no 'fiscal cliff,’ no racial disparity, no attacks by radical Muslims, no divorces, no mass killings of 6- and 7-yearold children, no disparity between rich and poor, and no sadness – or at least, that is what we are told. Hopefully, what we have been taught is the truth, and I'm betting on it.” Bill B.

“Egypt to see 'The ’mids.'”

J.G.

“I have always wanted to go to Iceland. The reason I have not gone and will probably never go is because the old ball and chain has no desire or interest in going there.

NEXT QUESTION Who were the “winners” and who were the “losers” in the budget deal passed by Congress and signed by the president to avoid the fiscal cliff? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to espangler@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

“I keep telling her, ‘But it is the land of Bjork!’ That seems to even make her more adamant about not going.” I.P.

“While I could make a list, choosing just one place is possible and that would be Yellowstone National Park. The mountains, geysers and wildlife make it not only unique, but a place well worth a lengthy visit.” R.V.

“My son and I have always talked about a trip to Europe to visit the battlefields and towns in Normandy. As a WWII buff I

want to see Omaha Beach, St. Mere Eglise and other places where so many of the Greatest Generation paid the ultimate price for freedom. “If we somehow ended up taking a side trip to Scotland to play St. Andrews, so much the better!” R.W.J.

“I would love to visit Hawaii and sit on the beach. I think I'd love the culture, landscape, weather, and a relaxed experience. My husband agrees. “Hope to do this in the future for a significant anniversary. We have not gone yet due to cost.” E.E.C.

“I have always wanted to visit Iceland and Svalbard Island – two places north of the Arctic Circle. They've always been too far and too cold but still exceptionally appealing. I may get my chance to go there on March 20, 2015, when a total solar eclipse will be visible in their neighborhood. Seems like the perfect excuse for me to visit!” D.R.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Enough is enough on school tax increases

Several issues ago The Forest Hills Journal ran an article about the possibility of having another tax hike to support the school system. Enough is enough! Last year you got a property tax levy passed for the school district, which was barely over

50 percent passage. Then Hamilton County comes along and raises our property tax instead of a sales tax, which would have made all pay who buy taxable items. Now you want to come back with another levy already! Come spring my family will be selling our house and moving into an apartment. We just cannot afford to keep our house

here in Anderson Township! Now the government has added on the payroll tax back again. I sincerely hope that better minds prevail, in this case I doubt it. Next thing you'll want a street car running down Beechmont Avenue and of course want us to pay for it! Dave Stemmerding Anderson Township

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY FEDERAL U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt 2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-354-1440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: jean@jeanschmidt.com Web sites: www.house.gov/schmidt

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 684-1021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202228-6321. E-mail: senator@brown.senate.gov Web site: www.brown.senate.gov

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

Cleveland – 216-522-7272.

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: foresthills@communitypress.com web site: www.communitypress.com

STATE State Rep. Peter Stautberg 34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-6446886; fax: 614-719-3588. E-mail: district34@ohr.state.oh.us

State Sen. Shannon Jones 7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-466-9737; via e-mail: sd07@senate.state.oh.us or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler espangler@communitypress.com, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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The horse-drawn carriage is always a popular part of Newtown’s annual Winterfest. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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ewtown volunteers recently used mild weather and years of popularity to conduct another successful Winterfest event. The annual event featured shopping with local vendors, local restaurants, a children’s play area, photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and a raffle for the chance to win television or iPad. Previous Winterfests have brought crowds of 3,500 to 4,000, and organizers believe this year’s festival brought more people to Newtown. Anderson Township resident John Keil, 17, gets a free hot chocolate from Newtown United Methodist Church. ROB DOWDY/

Asher Sargent, 3, (left) and Gabe Sargent, 6, decorate cookies as they make their way through Winterefest’s many children’s activities. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Local residents weren’t the only ones who attended Winterfest, which also included a petting zoo. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ashley Steinmetz and Gary Darna take a break by one of the many fires set up during Winterfest. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Meg Cosgrove, 7, enjoys a brisk ride during Newtown’s Winterfest Dec. 8. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Newtown transforms its former fire station into a crafts area for children during its annual Winterfest. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Anderson Township resident Liz Bazzoli, 10, orders a frozen treat from Bucko’s Sweet Tooth during Winterfest. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 10 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Self-Portraits, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Use variety of Bullseye Glass materials to create one-of-a-kind fused glass portraits. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can recycle their Christmas trees at no cost with proof of residency. Remove ornaments, tinsel, tree bags, etc. Drop offs also available at Kuliga Park and Rumpke Landfill. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 946-7766. Newtown.

Drink Tastings Wines for the New Year Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, With wine specialist Annie Rusin of Tramonte and Sons. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Richard Goering, jazz guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville. Yoga Care: Hatha Yoga, 9:3010:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Session 1. Weekly through Feb. 14. Designed for those who want a gentle approach to yoga. Ages 18 and up. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs will be covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Follow Harriett’s journey through Cincinnati by visiting five of locations featured in book. Free. Presented by Orange Frazer Press. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Recreation Cornhole League, 8:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Feb. 14. Ages 21 and up. $40 per team. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and pre-schoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7766. Newtown.

step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.

Health / Wellness

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

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; www.e-mercy.com. Anderson Township.

Art & Craft Classes Beginning Glassblowing I: Thursday Night Session, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Weekly through Feb. 21. Experience range of glass blowing techniques designed to inspire and orient them to creative possibilities in blown glass and create variety of projects. $450. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. School of Glass Story Time: A Penguin Story, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Read “A Penguin Story” by Antoinette Portis. Students then use safe glass components to create two fused glass penguins inspired by story. Ages 3-6. $18. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Literary - Story Times Gymboree Story and Play Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Friends from Gymboree make stories come alive with songs, movement activities and parachute play. Ages 1-3. Free. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Benefits

Music - Blues The Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Township Fields and Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, 831-0160; www.townshipfieldsandtavern.com. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Dee Anne Bryll. David O. Selznick, famed Hollywood producer, has a problem. He’s three weeks into shooting his latest historical epic, “Gone with the Wind,” but the script just isn’t working. His solution? Fire the director, pull Victor Fleming off “The Wizard of Oz” and lock himself, Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in his office for five days until they have a screenplay. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

Tots ages 4 and under can enjoy a playground atmosphere and unstructured playtime indoors at the Pre-School Open Gym from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Cost is $2. Call 388-4515 for more information. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES Beechmont Ave., Suite 415, Celebrate 50th anniversary. Hear success stories from members and get free introduction to new Weight Watchers 360 program. Special offers and prizes. Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Literary - Story Times Story Time with Bad Kitty, 11-11:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Hear few of Nick Bruel’s “Bad Kitty” books and take picture with Bad Kitty, himself. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

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Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Art & Craft Classes

Music - Acoustic

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Kids+Me: Bowls, 1:30-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn about and experiment with range of Bullseye accessory glass to design and create their own bowl. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. January Family Open House: Kiln-carved Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create hanging snowflakes in glass with process of kiln-carving: using fiber paper to create relief in glass. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 1-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Children create winter-themed painting on canvas alongside instructor Keli Oelerich, and enjoy a cupcake. All materials supplied including take-home canvas. $15. 859-8668777; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.

Bob Cushing, 9:30 p.m., Slammers Lounge, 3239 Brotherton Road, Free. 871-6847. Oakley.

Winter Blues Story Time, 2-2:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Hear favorite winter stories and create snowflake artwork. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Civic Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off, Noon-3 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 9467766. Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: Healthy Eating. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111; www.lisalarkinmd.com. Madisonville. One Amazing Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Weight Watchers, 7466

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 Art & Craft Classes Fong Choo Teapot Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Internationally renowned ceramicist demonstrates his process for making teapot forms from start to finish, including handlemaking and glazing tips and recipes. $60. Reservations required. 971-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Lectures Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture, 3-4:30 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Kampen presents “Modern Research on Ancient Texts: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” To add context to exhibit at Cincinnati Museum

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

6:30-8 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Kampen presents “Modern Research on Ancient Texts: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” To add context to exhibit at Cincinnati Museum Center. Presented by Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 740-362-3322. Hyde Park.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

Support Groups

Art & Craft Classes

Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through Feb. 24. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; deborahridgley.com. Mariemont. The Plate Project: Glass Cutting 101, 10 a.m.-noon, Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students design and create their own fused glass plate in this introductory class. No glass cutting or fusing experience necessary. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Art & Craft Classes

Exercise Classes

Make+Bake: Snowflake Relief Plates, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your kiln-carved snowflake design using fiber paper supplies to create wintery relief. No experience necessary. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. Beginning Glassblowing I: Tuesday Night Session, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Weekly through Feb. 19. Experience range of glass blowing techniques designed to inspire and orient them to the creative possibilities in blown glass and create various projects. $450. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., More info on Tammy’s Fitness Party on Facebook. Presented by Tammy’s Fitness Party. 315-1302. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 14 Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Lectures Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture,

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-

Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; www.stonekry.org. Anderson Township.

Education Pre-School Spanish, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Session 1. Weekly through Feb. 14. Instructors from World of Spanish will introduce simple vocabulary in a fun and visual way using puppets, toys, songs, etc. For ages 31⁄2-5. $60, $50 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

Youth Sports Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Harriett’s Homecoming Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, Free. 937-382-3196; www.orangefrazer.com/harriett.html. Norwood.

On Stage - Theater Moonlight and Magnolias, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 Art & Craft Classes January Family Open House: Kiln-carved Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $15. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.


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Try a hot bowl of soup for winter warmth

Beef barley mushroom soup

My husband Frank likes a drizzle of red wine vinegar to finish off the soup. My colleague Matt Swaim, producer at Sacred Heart Radio, feels like taking a nap after enjoying this soup. So now you’re forewarned! As I always tell you, adjust the seasonings to taste.

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Chicken corn chowder can help keep you warm this winter. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

tomato paste to some soups and stews. Freeze leftover paste in a baggie, smoosh the air out and lay it flat. When you need some, you can push out the frozen paste.

Formerly secret chicken corn chowder For the reader who had a similar soup at a luncheon. The hostess would only divulge ingredients. “The recipe is secret,” she said. If this is similar to what the reader ate, the secret’s out! Substitute dried basil, rosemary and thyme for Italian seasoning if you want. Olive oil 8 oz. sliced fresh mushrooms 11⁄4 cups chopped onion or more to taste 2 10.5 oz. cans chicken broth or more, if needed 1 pound corn, thawed if frozen or drained if canned 2-3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (deli chicken is good) 1 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 ⁄2 cup orzo 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 cup milk 11⁄2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in soup pot and add mushrooms and onions, and cook over medium high heat until

tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, corn, chicken, soup, orzo and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook until orzo is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir together milk and flour in a small bowl; gradually stir into chowder and cook until hot throughout.

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Onion facts: Small onion equals about 3⁄4 cup, a medium about 11⁄4 cups and a large about 2 cups.

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Friendship Bread yeast questions: Debbie Wilson, along with others, questioned the use of yeast in the starter. Some older starter recipes don’t call for any yeast. I have used those starters and they do work, but the yeast gives the starter a “boost” or assurance that I like. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Breakfast Buffet – January 13th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eggs / Sausage / Bacon / Pancakes / Fruit / Breads & Coffeecakes / Coffee / Milk / Juices

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Sauté bacon until crisp. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is starting to brown. Add mushrooms and cook until tender and pot is beginning to get dry. Stir in rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until barley is tender, about 20 minutes. Add water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

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It’s definitely a soup day. The snow has just about disappeared (and it was just the nicest snow for sledding and building snowmen) but the temperature continues to drop. It Rita registered Heikenfeld a fingerfreezing 12 RITA’S KITCHEN degrees when I went out to feed the chickens last week. After the glut of holiday eating, a steaming hot bowl of soup is just perfect for supper. Barley is in the news for its health-giving qualities and downright earthy flavor. Interestingly enough, barley was one of the grains people of a generation or two ago used frequently. Back then, it was long-cooking barley. Today we have quick-cooking barley, as well. When my kids were infants and lost their appetites when they were sick, my mom would make barley water. I know it sounds weird, but she cooked pearl barley in water, strained it, then added honey and lemon. It wasn’t the most appealing drink, looks-wise, but they liked it and it helped them get well. Mom said it was nourishing. I just took her word for it and it was years later that I found out barley’s a good source of vitamin E/antioxidants, fiber and niacin, and it helps digestion. It’s a great grain for the heart. Mushrooms, too, are good for you. They’re low in calories, carbs, fat and sodium. Plus they’re high in water and fiber and an excellent source of potassium, which helps the body process sodium and lower blood pressure.

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Inductees for the Society of Colonial Wars include, from left: Douglas van der Zee, Anderson Township; William Konop, Hyde Park, and Richard Jackson, Madeira. THANKS TO JUDITH MCKINNEY

Anderson Twp. man inducted into the Society of Colonial Wars Douglas van der Zee of Anderson Township is one of six Ohio men inducted in the Society of Colonial Wars in Ohio at its annual Winter Court event. He was sponsored by Warren Harding of Indian Hill. Prospective members must trace their lineage to a colonial-era ancestor who served in the military or a responsible

government position. Others whose genealogy documented colonial ancestry and who were inducted into the Society at Winter Court included Madeira’s Richard Jackson, William Konop of Hyde Park, Richard Annett of Loveland, Indian Hill resident Warren Harding, left, William Foote of Indian Hill sponsored Madeira resident Richard Jackson, as and Jeffrey Myers of Canal an inductee for the Society of Colonial Wars. THANKS TO JUDITH MCKINNEY Winchester.

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Steve H. & Mary Catherine to Decicca Suzan D. & Clark A. Jenkins; $325,000. 6847 Wetheridge Drive: Lawson James C. Jr. & Donna R. to Violand Casey T. & Amanda A.; $239,000. 7501 Towerview Lane: Lacy Stephen P. @4 to Winther John & Lorraine; $80,000. 7771 Five Mile Road: Fifth Third Bank The to Five Mile Land Co. Ll; $600,000. 7970 Bridle Road: Wesselman Connie L. & Terri L. Suter to Wesselman David B. & Erin C.; $170,000. 866 Woodlyn Drive: Cook Harold C. & Esther L. to Weber Deborah E.; $89,000. 987 Patricia Lane: Gies Tanya F. to Mt Washington Savings Ban; $60,000. 997 Woodlyn Drive: Jones Kerry D. to Jpmorgan Chase Bank National Association; $66,000.

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Dec. 15. Juvenile, 17, driving under influence, underage consumption, Dec. 17. Two juveniles, 17, theft, Dec. 14. Senora R. Ware, 46, 28 Apple Lane, child endangering, criminal damage, Dec. 14.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at "Good Fellows" at Beechmont Avenue, Dec. 16. Breaking and entering Chain saw, archery bows, etc. taken from barn; $95 at 3384 Hickory Creek, Dec. 16. Theft Socket sets taken from Advance Auto Parts; $100 at Beechmont Avenue, Dec. 17.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Rebecca Garner, born 1972, child endangering or neglect, trafficking, 6247 Corbly St., Dec. 18. Brian Miller, born 1986, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 4800 Sheffield Ave., Dec. 19. April L. Tullo, born 1974, theft under $300, 2108 Salvador St., Dec. 22. Aaron Smith, born 1987, burglary, 2047 Claudia Court, Dec. 24. Tony Spicer, born 1982, obstructing official business, 4367 Eastern Ave., Dec. 28.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Anderson Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280

Tracey Smith, born 1981, possession of drug abuse instruments, 5400 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 28.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing 6347 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 19. 5065 Wooster Road, Dec. 21. Breaking and entering 6295 Glade Ave., Dec. 18. 5001 Kellogg Ave., Dec. 21. Burglary 6263 Corbly St., Dec. 18. 4267 Eastern Ave., Dec. 19. 1925 Lehigh Ave., Dec. 20. 6393 Cambridge Ave., Dec. 23. 2244 Suffolk St., Dec. 24. 6335 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 25. Intimidation 6242 Corbly St., Dec. 16. Safecracking 5001 Kellogg Ave., Dec. 21. Theft 2059 Sutton Ave., Dec. 14. 4150 Eastern Ave., Dec. 15. 2111 Sutton Ave., Dec. 15. 1 Playfield Lane, Dec. 16.

2120 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 16. 5577 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 17. 3753 Hutton St., Dec. 18. 4843 Greenwood Terrace, Dec. 18. 1527 Beacon St., Dec. 18. 4598 Eastern Ave., Dec. 20. 5001 Kellogg Ave., Dec. 21. 1257 Wayside Place, Dec. 21. 1279 Deliquia Drive, Dec. 21. 1346 Deliquia Drive, Dec. 21. 2300 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 21. 6368 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 21. 4618 Eastern Ave., Dec. 22. 1630 Dell Terrace, Dec. 24. 6230 Corbly St., Dec. 26. 6390 Cambridge Ave., Dec. 26. 6241 Beechmont Ave., Dec. 27.

NEWTOWN Arrests/citations

Ten-year-old Cate Campbell of Anderson Township climbs inside a large plastic tote she used to transport toys collected from family and neighbors to support the M.E. Lyons YMCA swim team Toys for Tots drive. Organizer Gracie Mann hoped collect more than 200 toys for needy children. THANKS TO KATHY LEHR

Newtown police made no arrests and issued no citations.

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Anderson Park District trims 2013 budget By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

The Anderson Township Park District is cutting next year’s budget by 13 percent. Almost every major account in the general fund has been reduced, with the biggest chunk coming from capital projects and park development, according to budget documents. The Park District has budgeted almost $3.6 million for 2013 for everything from field lining and summer camps to salaries and fuel. Park Commissioners approved the budget at their Dec. 11 meeting. Read the 2013 Anderson Parks budget here. Much of the difference in that fund from this year to next is because of the Juilfs Park playground, which is being installed now and should be finished next May, said Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner. Kushner said they’re not planning any major projects and the park development money – $121,000 in 2013 – will go toward minor repairs on

trails, a new roof on the office at Juilfs Park and other small projects.

Other budget highlights include:

» The overall operations and maintenance budget is roughly the same, but Kushner said the cost for fuel, portable restrooms and landscape materials have all increased. Those three line items combined have jumped by more than $22,000 this year, with fuel being the biggest portion, according to budget documents.

» While the overall budget for human resources – insurance, uniforms, training and similar items – is about $9,000 less this year, there are salary increases built in to the 2013 budget for administration, communications and marketing personnel. » The recreation budget is up slightly, and budget documents show salary increases, more spending on children’s programs and contract personnel like referees or sports instructors contributing to the change.

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Shop and share More than 250 Anderson Township area kids and their parents helped brighten the holidays for families whose perseverance overcoming personal challenges with the help of Beech Acres Parenting Center is even more difficult due to financial hardships. It was all part of the Beech Acres Shop & Share Holiday Project. Students from Wilson and Summit elementary schools and Nagel Middle school collected more than $6,000. Following a gift shopping event at the Anderson Township Target store, families wrapped presents at Beech Acres to give to 200 families.

Vicky and Olivia Turner pick out some gifts during the Beech Acres Parenting Center Shop and Share program. THANKS TO LISA DESATNIK Megan Goodlett chooses some baby items to include in the Beech Acres Parenting Center Shop and Share gifts.

Todd and Carter Young wrap the presents they picked out to give to a family through Beech Acres Parenting Center. THANKS TO LISA DESATNIK

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Managers shave heads for cancer fundraiser

Top Quality Logistics GSM Rob Wilson and his son, Sam, of Anderson Township, take on the Great Shave challenge together. THANKS TO KRISTINE GLENN

The recent Pink Patio Party at Top Quality Logistics wrapped up a month of the company’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Seven members of TQL senior management had their heads shaved on stage. Employees voted with their donations for the managers they wanted to send to the barber chair. If the employees raised more than $5,000, all of the managers had to shave their heads, including two TQL Vice Presidents, Gary Carr and Nathan Knipper. Employees raised more than $6,000 through bake sales, pizza parties, chili cook-off’s, raffles, singing telegrams and more. The funds, added to the more than $13,000 raised from TQL’s Loads for a Cure campaign earlier, allowed the company to present a final check to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $20,107.

Vicki Carr Bausch, sister of Top Quality Logistics VP Gary Carr and breast cancer survivor herself, both Anderson Township residents, takes the first swipe during the Great Shave. THANKS TO KRISTINE GLENN

RELIGION

Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger (513) 527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge. Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220.

Christ Church Cathedral

Concert organist Sean Jackson will perform in a recital presented by Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The concert is part of a series offered by the cathedral on third Sundays October through May. The Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a co-sponsor. Both an organist and pianist, Jackson is considered one of Barbados’ most distinguished classical musicians. He has performed internationally both as a soloist and accompanist in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, China, Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Jackson left Barbados to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music, London, and graduated in 2004 from the Juilliard School, New York, where he received his doctorate and master of music degrees. He has performed with the Juilliard Symphony at Alice Tully Hall and at the Lincoln Center. He has performed as guest organist with the New York Youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall, as well as performed a solo concert at the Washington National Cathedral. Jackson serves as organist and music director at Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich, Conn. For more information call 6211817. The cathedral is at 318 E. Fourth

St., downtown Cincinnati; 621-1817; christchurchcincinnati.org.

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

The church supports outreach and mission work to aid Katrina victims, Appalachian families, Habitat for Humanity, Navaho missions, Guatemalan relief, ELCA World Hunger Relief, Greater Anderson Promotes Peace, Inter-parish Ministry (food pantry) and more. Services are 5:30 p.m. Saturday (traditional service); and 8 a.m. (spoken word), 9:15 a.m. (traditional service) and 11:45 a.m. (praise service), Sunday. The church is at 1950 Nagel Road, Anderson Township; 474-4938.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church has multiple ways to worship. Morning Glory (blended) is at 9:30 Sunday morning and Traditional is Sunday at 11 a.m. A new Service of Prayer for Wholeness is 8:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month. More details about the services are on the church website;

tinyurl.com/cpuh9rl. The church is continuing its year-long efforts to feed the hungry with continuing contributions of cans/packages of food plus fresh produce for the SEM Food Pantry’s use in the community. Call the church or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650; www.mwpcchurch.org.

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

ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. www.stgertrude.org Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

INVITATION TO BID A sealed bid for the Municipal Center/Police Department Renovation Project for the Village of Newtown, Ohio will be received at the Village Hall, 3536 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244, until February 7, 2013 at 2:00pm local time and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud.

Village of Newtown 3536 Church Street Newtown, Ohio 45244 (513) 561-7697 M - F (8:00am - 4:00pm) Keri L. Everett, Fiscal Officer

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr www.TrinityCincinnati.org 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor John Robinson, Interim

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Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS , full sets only, may be obtained at Key Blue Prints for a non-refundable payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each set of documents beginning January 10, 2013. Shipping and delivery costs are additional. Key Blue Prints contact information: 411 Elliott Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 or visit Phone: 513-821-2111; Fax: 513-821-6333; www.keycompanies.com). There will be a Pre-Bid Meeting held at Village Hall, 3536 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00pm local time. Bidding questions may be directed to Dick Krehbiel, Roth Partnership at 513-381-2680, dkrehbiel@rothpartnership.com. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity, and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Domestic Steel use requirements as specified in Section 153.011 of the Ohio Revised Code apply to this project. Copies of Section 153.011 of the Ohio Revised Code can be obtained from any of the offices of the Department of Administrative Services. The Contractor must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on Public Improvements in Hamilton County and the Village of Newtown, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wage and Hour Division. The right is reserved by the OWNER to reject any and/or all bids, and to waive any informality in bids received and to accept any bid which is deemed to be the lowest and best bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his BID for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of the bids. 43624

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On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church. The dinner is provided and prepared by the generous members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. It is free to the public and the community is invited to attend. All are welcome. The church is at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946.

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

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

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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