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Trustee attacked, defended

Most scold O’Brien for failing to disclose securities issue

By Lisa Wakeland

Dylan Browning and Kirk Jordan.

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One of the options that may be discussed in the Forest Hills Local School District’s Superintendent’s Facilities Committee is combining Anderson and Turpin High schools. What do you think? 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 Jan. 20 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at hip asking readers if property values would increase or decrease for homeowners near a planned back entrance to Johnson Hills Park once facilities at the park are completed are: Increase: (103) 85% Decrease: (18) 15% Total votes: 121

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Residents came out in force to both criticize and defend Anderson Township Trustee Kevin O’Brien during his first public meeting last week. O’Brien was banned for life from the securities industry in September by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) because of an allegation that he misappropriated a client’s money for his own use. “I feel as Listen in though I’ve To listen to the been defraudpublic comments ed,” resident made about Rex Johnson Anderson said. Township Trustee “Sir, I Kevin O’Brien at voted for you his first Board of and I believe I Trustees’ meeting did so under go online to false pretens- es without ersontownship and full informa- click on this story. tion,” Johnson said. “I think the voters of Anderson Township deserve much better.” Johnson was one of a few residents who asked O’Brien to resign. O’Brien said he would not resign at this time. Resident Steve Dapper urged citizens to respect the vote of the electorate despite the report from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. “He is being raked over the coals because of past experiences,” he said. “Stop doing this. I think it’s cruel and doesn’t get anything across.”



More than 40 Anderson Township residents have petitioned the Hamilton County Municipal Court to increase the required surety bond for Trustee Kevin O’Brien. The case is before Judge Fanon Rucker. The petitions were filed after the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority report surfaced that alleged O’Brien misappropriated a client’s funds while employed at Robert W. Baird & Co. O’Brien was discharged and neither admitted nor denied the allegations. The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, at the request of the petitioners’ attorney, Curt Hartman, subpoenaed

copies of all records relating to the allegations on Jan. 6. O’Brien’s attorney, Mike Allen, filed a motion to quash the subpoena and prevent further discovery by the petitioners on Jan. 11. A hearing for the motions has been pushed back to Feb. 12 with a hearing on increasing the surety bond to be held at a later date. Rucker has encouraged both parties to work together in an informal information exchange before he rules on whether to grant or deny the motions for protective order and to quash the subpoena.

ties that the township could face when he was elected,” resident Chad Warwick said. Resident Mike Jordan said O’Brien cheated voters and continues to be dishonest. Resident James Teater said if citizens are not happy with O’Brien’s performance after his term they can vote him out of office.

“Mr. O’Brien was duly and fairly elected,” Teater said. “(He has) not cast one vote that has placed the township in a potential loss situation.” O’Brien did not directly address the accusations from the public, but said, “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to serve Anderson Township.”

It started as a small way to help out and turned into more than 20 years of volunteering. Anderson Township resident Ed Lear has been working with Mercy Franciscan St. John in Over-the-Rhine and recently moved the mission to the sub- How to help urbs. The food drive Lear, 64, will take place now said he is through Tuesday, Feb. w o r k i n g 23, at Kroger in with the Anderson Towne c o n g r e g a - Center, 7580 tion at Beechmont Ave. The Immaculate store is open 24 Heart of hours. There will be Mary and barrels set up in the officials store for shoppers to with the drop off donations. Anderson Towne Center Kroger to host a “Project 5000” food drive beginning Jan. 30. The program is named for the Bible story where Jesus feeds 5,000 followers with five loaves of bread and two fish.

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Dapper was one of two people to speak in support of O’Brien while eight residents spoke out against the new trustee. The FINRA report said O’Brien failed to notify his firm, Robert W. Baird & Co., of outside business activity, and allegedly used $378,000 of a client’s money to pay legitimate debts and misappropriated a portion of the funds for personal use. An acceptance, waiver and consent letter from FINRA said O’Brien wrote checks to himself and to a charitable organization for which he was treasurer and withdrew cash from the client’s account with an ATM card. Robert W. Baird & Co. reimbursed the client for $285,000, the letter said. O’Brien has maintained that his client was aware of the account withdrawals. “I think it’s a travesty Mr. O’Brien did not inform us of this situation and the possible liabili-

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Anderson Township resident Mike Jordan, left, addresses new Trustee Kevin O’Brien, right, during the Jan. 21 public meeting. Also pictured are township Law Director Margaret Comey and Township Administrator Vicky Earhart.



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Fr. Tom Kreidler, pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary, left, IHM parishioner Sherrie Heyse, Ericka Copeland-Dansby, executive director of Mercy St. John, and Dave Wall, manager of the Anderson Towne Center Kroger, prepare for the “Project 5000” food drive. “Donations are high during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but then fall off sharply,” Lear said. “The concept is that anyone in the community can come help.” “They need food around this time of year.” Many of the shelves and barrels in the food pantry are empty and Stephanie Brown, volunteer coordinator for St. John, said need has increased exponentially during the past year. “We’ve had so many people

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Ed Lear, a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township, and Stephanie Brown, volunteer coordinator at Mercy Franciscan St. John, stand by the nearly empty food bins at the agency’s food pantry in Over the Rhine. Lear is helping organize a food drive at Anderson Towne Center Kroger to help fill the pantry. Dave Wall, manager of the Anderson Towne Center Kroger, said he was glad to help with the food drive. “We’re part of the community and we understand the need to help fill the food bank back up,” Wall said. “In these economic hard times, everyone can reach out more.” The food drive ends Feb. 23 at Kroger and continues at Immaculate Heart of Mary until Sunday, Feb. 28.



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Newtown questions Fire District membership By Rob Dowdy

Newtown Village Council questioned its membership in the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District prior to the district seeking bonds to pay for its two new fire stations. During last night’s special meeting, council had pointed questions for Fire Chief Tom Driggers, noting the 2.3-mill levy that the district passed in November wasn’t supported by Newtown residents. Councilman Mark Kobasuk said the levy to pay for building two new fire stations failed in both village districts, with 422 voters against the levy and 369 voters in favor. Another point of contention is the Fire District’s interest in buying the former E-Check building in Newtown. The former E-Check property is a site that has been determined as a possible new home of a Fire District station in Newtown.

Mayor Curt Cosby said he recently told Driggers that a company – Cosby refused to name the company – has interest in buying the former E-Check building in Newtown. Cosby said the former E-Check property has recently been appraised in the $600,000 to $700,000 range. Driggers said the Fire Board, prior to these appraisals, made an offer on the property for $963,000 and subsequently pulled that offer in August. Driggers said while that offer was withdrawn, the Fire Board and owner were discussing the possibility of again offering approximately $900,000 with an agreement that the property owner would make a donation of the difference between the appraisal and the Fire Board’s offer. Cosby said such a deal would drive the price of the property too high for any business that may want to buy the site, since it could-

n’t accept a similar donation. Driggers said he wasn’t sure about the legalities of such a deal, and that nothing was eminent as the Fire District is only now seeking offers from lending institutions to issue bonds for the two new fire stations to be built in the district. “We’re not trying to come up with some rogue way to disrupt (village government),” Driggers said. Kobasuk also noted that, according to estimates, the village would be accounting for about 40 percent of the Fire District’s budget, yet only receives 33 percent of the vote on the Fire Board, which has two representatives from each of the three member communities. Driggers countered by stating the village receives equal representation on the board, and always has since joining several years ago. He also said that percentage of the budget could change based on other member communities – Fairfax and Columbia Township –

increasing their tax base. Resident Tom Benassi suggested council be “very careful” about making a decision on whether or not to remain with the Fire District. He said since joining the district, the village has seen more experienced and well-trained firefighters than prior to joining. David Olson, 13-year member of the Fire Board and Columbia Township resident, said since joining the Fire District the Newtown fire station has always had at least one of the district’s 45 paramedics on duty. He said when Newtown ran its own fire department, there were no paramedics. Bill Teater, a village business owner, said while village voters may have voted against the levy, by a margin of 53 votes, business owners who don’t get a vote are happy with the district and want the village to remain a member. He also questioned what the alternatives for the village were,

Police may target Mount Washington streets By Forrest Sellers

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Corryville are the two communities the city has chosen to participate in this year’s program. The program, which is funded through private and corporate sponsors, is part of a 90-day collaborative effort among residents, city departments and local organizations to improve communities. This could include beautification efforts, safety initiatives and crime prevention. As part of the crime prevention efforts, involvement in Block Watch and Citizens on Patrol programs is being

suggesting starting a new fire department would surely cost more than Cosby continuing membership in the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District. Resident Donna Brooks said she feels safer as part of the Fire District, and wondered what the village would do without firefighting equipment and a 169-year-old building the Fire District is currently trying to replace. The contract between the village and the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District expires at the end of 2011. The village, however, can terminate its membership by giving 180 days notice to the Fire District. There was no vote on whether to remain in the Fire District at the conclusion of the meeting, but council did vote to enter into executive session to discuss matters that could result in litigation.

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encouraged. “Salvador will be a target area,” said Capt. Douglas Wiesman, commander for Cincinnati Police District 2. The department has requested a plan to have officers in the target areas during all shifts as part of the Neighborhood Enhancement Program, said Wiesman. “What I would like to see is everyone to get involved (in the Block Watch),” said officer Germaine Love. “It would be a great addition to the Neighborhood Enhancement Program to

What: Neighborhood Enhancement Program kickoff meeting. When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Where: Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. have every block involved.” Jake Williams, board president of the Mount Washington Community Council, also wants residents involved. A kickoff meeting for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Mount Washington Recre-



ation Center, 1715 Beacon St. The meeting will include a discussion and an opportunity for residents to determine what streets they would like to see targeted for improvements. “The more community input we have, the better we will be able to tailor this to the residents,” Williams said.

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• 7580 Beechmont Ave. in Anderson Township • Taking monetary donations for the American Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort. Donations can be made via plastic coin boxes located at each register until Saturday, Jan. 30. • Call the store, 2334420, for more details.

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• 6989 Salem Road in Anderson Township • Collecting medicine, food and supplies for the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. Barrels will be placed in the lobby for donations until Sunday, Feb. 28. Collection hours at the Salem Road location are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Needed items include

high-protein foods such as peanut butter, canned beans and meat; powdered baby formula; Tylenol, for infants, children and adults; triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin; thermometers, latex gloves and gauze; prenatal vitamins and children’s vitamins; antifungal and hydrocortisone cream. • There will also be a food packing event at the church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Mission Minister Bart Steever said 62,000 meals were purchased during the holidays, before the earthquake. The goal is to pack 80,000 meals to send to Haiti, Steever said. • Contact the church, 2319482, for more details.

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Anderson Township OKs deployment to Haiti By Lisa Wakeland

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Five Anderson Township firefighters have been cleared to head Haiti to help with the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Assistant Fire Chief Tom Riemar, Lt. Sean Smith, and firefighters/paramedics Brian Reid, Dan Dacey and Brian Carlson were given the green light for deployment with the Ohio Task

three men are on the same shift at the same station - it is likely only a few would be deployed at one time. Riemar said he does not anticipate being called up for deployment, but hopes the task force team is able to go to Haiti. “We complement what (the local rescuers) can’t do with the additional expertise and personnel,” he said of the task force. Initially, the request to send personnel to Haiti with the task force was denied because of confusion about reimbursement for overtime costs and covering shifts. Assistant Fire Chief Craig Best said Riemar was acting chief while Fire Chief Mark Ober was away and could not be sent at that time. Ober returned Jan. 21. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said the issue has been worked out since the initial request and the township would be reimbursed for overtime costs while personnel were deployed for service. “We have been part of the Urban Search and Rescue team for 12 years and



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The team Anderson Township Fire & Rescue Department has five members who are trained for Urban Search & Rescue and are part of the Ohio Task Force One, a Federal Emergency Management Agency search and rescue team. For most, heading to Haiti would not be the first deployment. • Assistant Fire Chief Tom Riemar was deployed to help with the aftermath from several hurricanes and the Sept. 11 attacks. every time we’ve been asked to send someone we have,” she said. “This is the first time we held back.” The Ohio Task Force One, based in Dayton, was scheduled to deploy to Haiti on Jan. 16 and has since been placed on standby. It is one of 28 FEMA search and rescue teams in the nation. Riemar said the 80-

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Mount Washington’s community newsletter may be impacted by city budget cuts. Funding for the Neighborhood Support Program, which provides money for community projects, has been reduced from $6,500 to $4,500. The funding is provided annually by the city. As a result, the budgets for several projects in Mount Washington, including the newsletter and the annual Pumpkin Chuck at Stanbery Park, have had to be reduced. “Fortunately, we didn’t have to cut an entire program,” said Holly Christmann, who serves on the board for the Mount Washington Community Council. Christmann is the new Neighborhood Support Program Manager for Mount Washington. The board and residents discussed various options on how to cut costs. One suggestion was to eliminate the print newsletter and instead rely on the community’s electronic

newsletter sent via e-mail. According to board member Scott Kelley, who prepares both newsletters, 5,000 residents receive the print newsletter, while 800 receive the electronic one, which is distributed more frequently. Board member Jo Ann Kavanaugh did not want to see the print newsletter cut from the budget. “I think the newsletter is an important component,” she said. “Any communication is key.” Board member Christy Vonderschmidt agreed. “There are segments of the population that may not get the (electronic) newsletter,” she said. Board President Jake Williams said council will cut the budget for the newsletter by $500 and focus on printing the spring newsletter. “(We will) look for an alternate means of funding the fall newsletter,” he said. Suggestions were that volunteers could help distribute the newsletter reducing postage costs.

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This week in basketball

• Turpin High School boys lost to Wilmington High School 69-42, Jan. 15. Turpin’s topscorer was Connor Grotton with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. • La Salle High School boys beat McNicholas High School 58-40, Jan. 15. McNick’s topscorer was Brian Frenzel with 12 points. • Anderson High School boys beat Harrison High School 39-32, Jan. 15. Anderson’s top-scorer was Mark Vorderbrueggen with 12 points. • St. Xavier High School boys beat Fenwick High School 60-33, Jan. 15. Luke Massa was the top-scorer for St. Xavier with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. • Anderson girls beat Winton Woods High School 59-57, Jan. 16. Anderson’s top-scorers were Erica Mudd and Audrey Crago with 15 points each. • Walnut Hills girls beat Turpin High School 63-44, Jan. 16. Turpin’s top-scorer was Mariah Gador with 12 points.

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The Beechmont Soccer Club U13 boys select soccer team is looking for players for the spring season. Contact Coach Dave Galus at 543-7144.

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• Anderson High School beat Lebanon 37-22, Jan. 15. Anderson’s Justin Anderson beat Noble in a 9-6 decision, Patrick Campbell won by forfeit, Tyler Faulkner beat Temple in a 15-1 major decision; Derek Boyd won by forfeit, Hank Stillwell beat Fyffe in an 8-4 decision, Jon Corry beat Broderick in a 13-6 decision, Keith Chabot pinned Prows in 2 minutes, 54 seconds and Will Puthoff won by forfeit. • Turpin High School beat Williamsburg 65-12, Jan. 21. Turpin’s Cummins won by forfeit, Paragong pinned Sparks in 1 minute, 43 seconds, Kennedy pinned Jeffers in 1 minute 59 seconds, Adam Galloway beat Stith 22-7, Grant Holtmeier pinned Baird in 1 minute, 12 seconds, John-Morgan Correll won by forfeit, Michael Aldrich won by forfeit, Cody Okoroski won by forfeit, Rheude pinned Boothby in 2 minutes, 45 seconds, John Derrick won by forfeit and Matt Kelly pinned Reeves in 2 minutes 47 seconds. • Anderson High School beat Milford High School 5028, Jan. 15. Anderson’s Justin Anderson pinned Bostrom in 1 minute, 47 seconds, Patrick Campbell won by forfeit, Tyler Faulkner beat Latchford in an 18-3 technical fall, Michael Raymond pinned Dentino in 2 minutes, 51 seconds, Hank Stillwell pinned Weigel in 42 seconds, Kyle Koch pinned Prince in 1 minute, 25 seconds, Petar Ilchovski beat Glockner in a 5-2 decision and Keith Chabot and Will Puthoff both won by forfeit.

This week in gymnastics

Anderson High School came in fourth with a score of 125.5, and Turpin High School came in sixth with 115.325, in the Mason Comet Cup, Jan. 16.

This week in swimming

• Turpin girls came in first place with a score of 42 against St. Ursula Academy’s 37 and Sycamore High School’s 23, Jan. 21. Turpin won the 200meter medley relay in 1:52.32, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:44.68 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:42.28. Turpin’s Libby Hunsche won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:18.93 and Morgan Contino won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.25.

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Anderson wrestling still King of the Hill By Anthony Amorini

Anderson High School’s varsity wrestling team retains local bragging rights for another year after the Redskins captured the King of the Hill title Wednesday, Jan. 20. Hosted by the Redskins, the event was the 31st annual installment of King of the Hill which pits Anderson, McNicholas and Turpin high schools against each other. The 2010 title was Anderson’s 14th King of the Hill championship and sixth since 2000. “The kids look forward to this event every year. They were really excited,” Anderson head coach Luke Cripe said of the King of the Hill title. “But I think (one of our captains) Pat Campbell said it best. He told the guys King of the Hill is important for all the schools that are in it, but the last few weeks of the season are what’s really important. “(Campbell) told them to keep their eyes on the last part of the season. I think they will be ready to get back to work but they had fun with the moment,” Cripe added. Campbell, standing at 20-5 overall, was one-ofeight King of the Hill champions for Anderson this winter as he won the title in his 119-pound class. Last winter, Campbell finished in sixth place at the Division I District Championships at 103 pounds while just missing out on a state qualification. “He is wrestling up two weight classes from where he was and he is still very young,” Cripe said. “He is not wrestling at his peak just yet and he knows that. We want to peak at the right time for sectionals, districts and state. “He knows his best wrestling is still ahead of him,” Cripe added. Additional King of the Hill champions for Anderson included Justin Anderson (112), Tyler Faulkner (125), Joe Hurd (130), Hank Stillwell (145), Kyle Koch (152), Keith Chabot (215) and Willie Puthoff (285). Chabot won his fourth King of the Hill title this winter. Standing at 21-5, Chabot aims to finish his season at state much like


Anderson sophomore Pat Campbell, right, works to make a move on McNick’s Will Keri during the 31st Annual King of the Hill wrestling meet Wednesday, Jan. 20.

31st Annual King of the Hill, wrestling results


McNicholas junior Chris Dorson-King, seen here tied up with Anderson’s Jeff Boeh during at 171-pound match at the 31st Annual King of the Hill wrestling meet, was the Rockets’ only King of the Hill champion Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Anderson High School’s varsity wrestling team won the 2010 King of the Hill title over McNicholas and Turpin as the Redskins successfully defended its 2009 title. Here’s a look at the results from the 31st annual installment of King of the Hill:

Anderson 46, Turpin 24

103 – Tommy Cummins (Turpin), forfeit 112 – Justin Anderson (Anderson) over Michael Khamis, default 119 – Pat Campbell (A) over Sean Kennedy, pin at 1:32 125 – Tyler Faulkner (A) over Adam Galloway, 13-7 decision 130 – Joe Hurd (A) over Grant Holtmeier, 13-4 major decision 135 – John Morgan Correll (T) over Derek Boyd, pin at 1:59 140 – Michael Aldrich (T) over Michael Raymond, 8-7 decision 145 – Hank Stillwell (A) over Cody Okoroski, 7-5 decision 152 – Kyle Koch (A) over Seal, pin at 3:59 160 – Jake Rhuede (T) over Petar Ilchovski, 6-5 decision 171 – Jeff Boeh (A) over John Derrick, pin at 1:59 189 – Matt Kelly (T) over Jon Corry, pin at 1:01 215 – Keith Chabot (A) over Haden Howe, pin at 1:29 285 – Willie Puthoff (A) over Mitch Pierce, pin at 0:27

Anderson 63, McNicholas 7

103 – Double forfeit 112 – Justin Anderson (A), forfeit 119 – Pat Campbell (A) over Will Keri, pin at 3:13 125 – Tyler Faulkner (A) over Brad Rice, pin at 1:44 130 – Joe Hurd (A), forfeit 135 – Mark Sonnega (M) over Derek Boyd, 12-6 decision 140 – Michael Raymond (A) over Rudy Schieldknecht, pin at 1:12 145 – Hank Stillwell (A) over Nick Scweickart, 13-6 decision 152 – Kyle Koch (A) over Andrew Sherman, pin at 0:34 160 – Petar Ilchovski (A) over Nick Hunt, pin at 3:55 171 – Chris Dorson-King (M) over Jeff Boeh, 14-4 major decision 189 – Jon Corry (A) over Rob Goldsberry, pin at 1:19 215 – Keith Chabot (A), forfeit 285 – Willie Puthoff (A), forfeit

Turpin 67, McNicholas 9

103 – Tommy Cummins (T), forfeit 112 – Michael Khamis (T), forfeit 119 – Sean Kennedy (T) over Will Keri, 12-5 decision 125 – Adam Galloway (T) over Brad Rice, pin at 0:58 130 – Grant Holtmeier (T), forfeit 135 – John Morgan Correll (T) over Mark Sonnega, pin at 0:53 140 – Michael Aldrich (T) over Rudy Schieldknecht, pin at 4:55 145 – Cody Okoroski (T) over Nick Scweickart, pin at 4:55 152 – Andrew Sherman (M), forfeit 160 – Jake Rhuede (T) over Nick Hunt, pin at 0:52 171 – Chris Dorson-King (M) over John Derrick, 6-2 decision 189 – Matt Kelly (T) over Rob Goldsberry, pin at 0:52 215 – Haden Howe (T), forfeit 285 – Mitch Pierce (T), forfeit

Campbell. “He is having a heck of a good season,” Cripe said of Chabot. “He was one match away from being a state qualifier last year.”

Faulkner’s King of the Hill title at 125 pounds was particularly key for Anderson, Cripe said. “Tyler had a really big win last night over (Turpin’s


Turpin’s John Morgan Correll gets closer to putting McNick’s Mark Sonnega on his back during a 135-pound match at the 31st Annual King of the Hill wrestling meet Wednesday, Jan. 20. Correll won the match over Sonnega with a pin at 0:53. Adam) Galloway,” Cripe said of Faulkner besting Galloway with a 13-7 decision. “That was a big win for us, and it really got the dual match swinging in our favor.” Turpin has won the King of the Hill title 15 times including championships in 2007 and 2008. McNick has won King of the Hill only twice including 1980 and 2002. “I thought the event was well done and the Anderson kids wrestled really well,” Turpin head coach Tony Bianco said. “I thought a couple of our kids wrestled well but obviously it was a disappointing loss for us.” Turpin senior Matt Kelly emerged with his fourth King of the Hill title as he won both of his 189-pound matches with pins. Kelly wrestled for a total of 1:53 with pins over McNick’s Rob Goldsberry at 0:52 and Anderson’s Jon Corry at 1:01. The Turpin standout ended his junior season with 99 wins and promptly reached the 100win mark with his first victory this winter. “Matt is a four-time (King of the Hill) champion and that is definitely special,” Bianco said. “John Morgan (Correll) and Matt went out there and pinned their guys quick and just

looked top notch.” Turpin’s Correll won the 135-pound weight class with pins against McNick’s Mark Sonnega at 0:53 and Anderson’s Derek Boyd at 1:59. A trio of additional Turpin wrestlers also won King of the Hill titles including Tommy Cummins (103), Michael Aldrich (140) and Jake Rhuede (160). McNick’s Chris DorsonKing was the only King of the Hill champion for the Rockets as he posted wins over Turpin’s John Derrick (6-2 decision) and Anderson’s Jeff Boeh (14-4 major decision). “We only have four kids with experience, but I think it’s going as well as can be expected. We are making big strides,” McNick head coach Craig Moore said. “The guys are picking things up as we go and they are getting stronger every day. “As we progress I think next year should be a really good year and the experience (from this season) will start making an impact,” Moore added. Sectional championships take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, with the first-round event followed by districts (Feb. 26-27) and state (March 4-6).

Luehrmann leaving legacy at McNick

By Mark Chalifoux

A state title would be a nice way for McNicholas High School swimmer Matt Luehrmann to finish his high school career, but even without it, he’s leaving behind quite a legacy. The senior is one of the top swimmers in the state and holds nearly all of the Rockets’ records. “It’s pretty sweet,” Luehrmann said about being able to hold so many swimming records. “Some of those records were 15 years old when I got them, and hopefully they will stand for a long time.” McNick head coach Cindy Weeks said she thinks it will be awhile

before the Rockets have another swimmer who can come in and rewrite the record book. “The thing about Matt is that he’s so good at multiple strokes,” she said. “He’s not just good at one; he can do them all really well.” The senior standout has his eyes on a state title after finishing second in the state in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle as a junior. “That was pretty intense,” Luehrmann said. “I knew the kid who won was probably going to beat me, and I just wanted to beat the rest of the field. A lot of them are faster this year, and I got faster so it should be pretty cool at the state meet this year.”

Weeks said the key to his success has been his hard work. Luehrmann practices mainly with his club team, the Anderson Barracudas, but also goes to McNick’s practices as much as he can. “He’s very driven and a talented swimmer but he’s also very humble about his talent and that’s so refreshing,” she said. “He does a great job working with the new swimmers and helping them learn strokes. He’s very helpful and overall is just a great kid.” Luehrmann said he wants to go to the University of Kentucky for college to study architecture and, if it’s possible, continue his swimming career at the next level. “Collegiate swimming is

something I want to do pretty bad. I’d like to get into Kentucky’s architectural program and also get on the swim team, but if that’s something I can’t do then I could come to terms with dropping it.” Luehrmann isn’t the only success story for the McNick swim team. The boys will try to defend their Greater Catholic League title and Weeks thinks the girls have a shot at winning the Girls Greater Cincinnati League title. She’s also hoping several relays move on in the postseason. “Last year we had two boys relays make it to districts so hopefully we can get relays from the boys’ and girls’ team there and then maybe to state,”


McNick’s Matt Luehrmann competes in the finals of the 200-yard backstroke at the Southwest Classic Jan. 17 at St. Xavier High School. Weeks said. Other standouts for the boys’ team include Patrick Rehl and Luke Custer. For the girls, Michelle LeMaster and Haley and Olivia Fitzpatrick lead the way. “We have a lot of talented kids and the season has been going really well,” Weeks said. “Hopefully it’s all capped off by Matt winning at state.”



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January 27, 2010


For which team will you root in the Super Bowl? Why?

Will you still watch American Idol after Simon Cowell leaves?

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.

“I did not watch it before he left. Why would I start now?” F.S.D.

“Yes, as long as Ellen stays!” N.H. “Yes, because it’s about the participants, not the judges. If you’ve watched the preliminary auditions, they’ve had various guest judges. “Simon has softened since he began. I think he’s become more human and is not as harsh or mean. It’s more interesting to have different judges than the same three all the time.” R.L.H. “I never could watch ‘American Idol’ in the first place. All it ever represented to me was the continued commoditization of what should be considered an art form. “It churns out a bunch of indistinguishable shapeshifters who perform songs the record company already owns so it won’t have to pay the performer royalties, but can still pay themselves an exorbitant amount of money in return. Which leaves the true originals and innovators out in the dust to fend for themselves.” N.A.B. “I never have watched ‘American Idol,’ so Cowell’s departure means nothing to me. Our household watches PBS almost exclusively, except for sporting events.” M.P.B. “Sure, I’ll still watch American Idol after Simon leaves. I don’t watch the show to see the judges; I watch to see the talent or lack of it.” M.K.T.





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“Of course. I watch for the (wacky!) contestants, not Simon. I usually don’t watch until the end of the season, when there are about 8 contestants left who actually are talented, but I have caught a couple episodes already this season ... and boy is that funny!!! “Contrary to what Simon might think, his departure won’t be that devastating of a blow. It’ll be good with or without him. It’ll still be fun and entertaining ... and America will still have the (ultimate) vote at the finale, which is what matters on this show. “Pants on the ground ...” Joy K.


Due to a lack of space in our Jan. 20 issue, answers to our Jan. 13 question that weren’t able to be printed are included here.


What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures during the first year of the Obama Administration? “There have been absolutely NO achievements or accomplishments as a result of the worst failure of a presidency in U.S. history, unless you consider lies, incompetence, malfeasance and socialism to be ‘achievements.’” J.G. “Biggest accomplishments are few. When you have minority leaders who do not care one whit about the people, only about their party regaining control, they throw up road blocks everywhere instead of trying to work out compromises. “Whether health care, environment, or some Republican senator holding up a nomination (TSA designated head, as an example) they put us, the people, in jeopardy. “I don’t expect agreement on all issues all the time, but the current Republicans are a hindrance to our well being. “Bring back the moderate Republican leadership. J.Z. “The biggest accomplishment? Let me think a little while longer and I’ll get back to you. “The biggest failure? Not understanding that he (Obama) won because the American people were unhappy with the economy and the wars, not because they wanted their government to take a giant step the left.” T.H. “The Obama administration has allowed the United States to lift its head from the shameful posture embraced by the previous administration in response to climate change. … “Barack Obama has created a political environment where ideas are beginning to flourish. The opposition is still profoundly rooted in opposition to everything. Show us some creativity, critics!” N.F.



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tea Party meeting at high school inspires participant

My wife and I attended our first Tea Party at Anderson High School. An overflow crowd (we were moved from the minitheater to the cafeteria) of concerned citizens listened to a very interesting program followed by a question and answer session. We came away with the feeling that the “silent majority” will now be heard. For more info try We intend to stay active. Robert Dames Causeway Lane Anderson Township

Forest Hills school board needs a reality check

Is it any wonder that the school board wants to keep the public from knowing they are “brainstorming” the idea to merge Turpin and Anderson? Are you kidding me? If this is a way to get in the back door to push a levy through by showing a “need,” they are

mistaken. This idea would place 2,472 students from both schools in one location. So now I’m guessing we’d need a new high school to accomodate them. This isn’t “brainstorming,” it’s downright lunacy. How could this save money when you would have to build a new school that would cost tens of millions? And what do you do with the old schools and property? Check out the latest stats on real estate. A reality check is needed. Despite what our government claims, there is still a recession, joblessness is at 10 percent, and it’s not like it used to be a few years ago when voters gave a blank check to the school board. No wonder they wanted the meeting closed without any input from the residents. Rick Helmes Rusticwood Lane Anderson Township

about former coach Brian Kelly of the University of Cincinnati are no different that President Obama and even the trustees of Anderson Township. They do not lie, but they do not speak the truth. It appears that the trustees committed to the garage facilities with parking spaces to be leased to the developer of the movie theater. And something was supposed to happen by Dec. 3, according to a township official; they just didn’t say what year. We taxpayers may be saddled with those garage foundations, one way or another. In essence, it belongs to us, including the liabilities. The voters did make up 50 percent change at the last election. Next time, it may be 100 percent. Unfortunately, we qualified a non-truthful trustee, who had no input on the theaters. Robert G. Willard Gungadin Drive Anderson Township

Voters had no input on theaters

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Is over-spending an error in judgment? In 2006 Anderson Trustee Russ Jackson announced the Anderson Towne Place Complex which included 48 to 60 condominiums valued at up to $750,000 each, a 14-screen, first-run movie theater, an upscale restaurant, 350-seat outdoor amphitheater and a twolevel parking garage. Our trustees agreed to commit $4.5 million of public funds that would to be paid back with increased property tax (TIF) revenues. The only part of the project still under construction is a one- (not two) level parking garage. The committed funding has grown to $6 million for a reduced capacity one-level garage and now this project is tied up in bankruptcy. If there is not an increase in property value how will this debt be paid? In all likelihood we the citizens of Anderson Township will be required to pay all or part of the debt that, as far as I know, is part of the $30 million bond issued to pay for the Anderson Community Center and other small projects. Why did the trustees agree to pay an additional $1.5 million for a garage with reduced capacity? This works out to a change of $13,850 per parking space for the original two-level garage to $43,400 per parking space for the

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smaller onelevel garage. A n o t h e r question that needs to be answered is why did our trustees continue with the parking garage? All other parts of the project that would require parking space seem to have been can-

celed. Do you as a reader see what has happened? For the past few years our trustees have authorized $30 million in projects paid for by accumulating debt I referred to above, and now it seems the “TIF” money to pay off the debt may not totally materialize. This is like buying a house you cannot afford in anticipation of a raise and later finding out you do not make enough money to pay for the house. The reason citizens of Anderson Township did not know how serious this issue has become is most of the discussion about our new $28 million community center was held in executive session. I thought executive session was to be used to discuss person-

nel performance and salary issues and not for hiding expenditure of public funds for projects like the new Community Center from the citizens. We should all ask former Trustee Al Peter and the current trustees, “Was this an error in judgment?” Will the trustees public official bond cover the $6 million for the parking garage that now appears to be totally lost? Citizens will be paying for this loss for years to come. Fortunately the Eagles Watch subdivision will generate sizable TIF revenues, but is it enough to offset the elimination of the Anderson Towne Place Complex TIF revenues and the $6 million loss? If anything would decrease our bond evaluation it would be the loss of the TIF funding that was identified to recoup the $30 million expenditure. I would ask that everyone reading this column send an email to our trustees, including former Trustee Al Peter, asking for a detailed explanation of the $30 million in expenditures, including a timeline and the financial summary that justified the bond rating before underwriting. Mike Bonvillain lives in Anderson Township.

The year 2010 is a great time to get out your telescope The year 2010 promises to be a big one for stargazing in this region. All of the visible planets make good showings this year, two great meteor showers bloom, and a total lunar eclipse rounds it all out. First, make a date with Mars. The Red Planet returns to the evening skies this month after a two-year hiatus on the other side of the solar system. Mars will not be as close as it was in 2003 (about 55 million miles away) but will dazzle sky gazers with its romantic reddish glow through Valentine’s Day and beyond. “Have telescope, will travel.” That is the creed of the Sidewalk Astronomers. And on the evening

of March 20, don’t be surprised to find a telescope near your evening haunt. Don’t be scared; it’s International Sidewalk Astronomy Night, when amateur astronomers all around the world take their scopes to the streets. If you see a telescope, go over and introduce yourself, and maybe you’ll get a look at the moon. Or if you’d like to get involved, send me an e-mail. The most elusive of planets, Mercury, makes a terrific appearance in the evening sky in late March and early April. You only get a small window to see Mercury before it dives back into the sunset. The best night (mark your calendars) will be April 3 when

Mercury cozies up with vibrant Venus in the west just after sunset. Venus will hang around this spring and summer, shining brighter than any other nighttime object (other than the moon) while Jupiter will dominate the fall sky making its best appearance in September and October. Saturn, the most beautiful planet, shows off fresh rings in April. Saturn has just undergone a complete tilt from Earth’s perspective and we can now view the north side of its rings. We’ve been viewing the south side since 1995 (they look the same and both are unbelievable to see with a telescope). Two meteor showers in 2010 look promising. The Perseids will

put on a show Aug. 12-13 and the Geminid peaks between Dec. 13 and 14. The best time to view all meteor showers is after midnight, so the warmer viewing will be of the Perseids in August. After a 21⁄2-year drought, we finally have an eclipse coming to our region. On the morning of Dec. 21, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from 1:30 to 5 a.m. That sounds like a cold, cold event, but if it is clear, viewing an eclipse can be something you will not forget. You can witness the rare alignment of sun, Earth, and moon and see the shadow of your planet flow across the lunar face. If among your New Year’s resolutions is to learn more astrono-

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Jeff and Tammy Graff, owners of Paradise Brewing Supplies, stock their business with malts, hops, grains and everything else a home brewer needs.

Anderson home brew business booming Jeff and Tammy Graff are hop heads. The Graffs, owners of Paradise Brewing Supplies in Anderson Township, said after more than a decade of home brewing, they prefer a beer with a strong hops flavor. After joining a home brew club in 1997 and learning the basics of beer making the Withamsville residents decided to open a business. “We were enjoying ourselves and decided Cincinnati needed another home brew supply store, especially for the east side,” Jeff said. “As the economy worsens our business has picked up.” Paradise Brewing Supplies carries more than 85 varieties of grain, an assortment of local malts, yeast, hops and flavorings. They also carry the necessary equipment for both beer and wine making, starter kits and recipe books. “It’s very easy to get started and inexpensive as a hobby,” Tammy said. “It’s just like cooking a soup (and) the more educated you are on the process the better the beer.” To help first-time brewers the store offers free classes on the basics and will help customers find ingredients. It costs about $120 for the equipment and ingredients to make a batch, Tammy said, and most of the supplies are reusable. The Graffs said they’ve

Paradise Brewing Supplies

7766 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township 232-7271 Jeff and Tammy Graff, owners www.paradisebrewing info@paradisebrewing Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays.

used everything from strawberries and honey to whiskey and oak chips in the brews. They enter the home brew contests around the country and recently took all three top spots in a competition for their imperial India pale ale, imperial stout and scotch ale. Though not every batch is a winner, they said the possibilities of home brewing are endless. Jeff said he’s even tried to ferment a brew in a pumpkin and has tasted beer made with cicadas. “This isn’t rocket science, it’s very easy to do,” he said. “We try to keep ingredients fresh to make better beer.” And the most important part of the process, Jeff said, is to “have fun with it.” By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

Forest Hills School District Community Education is hosting the class “Bookbinding” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Anderson Township. Learn the Japanese binding technique for making beautiful journals and books. The cost is $25, $5 additional materials fee. Call 231-3600, ext. 5949 or visit

New location for Daddy Daughter Dance found Anderson Township Park District recently announced that the 2010 Daddy Daughter Dance will take place at Northern Kentucky University’s Ballroom. Girls, ages 2-12, spend a magical evening with their dads, or the special guy in their life, at this annual Valen-

tine Dance. The 10th annual Daddy Daughter Dance takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, at Northern Kentucky University’s Ballroom. The price to attend is $30 per couple (dad and daughter), and $10 for each additional daughter.


Ed Hehn, daughter Katie of Anderson Township, and friend boogie down.

Dads and their little girls dance to “Cha, Cha, Slide.”


Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration runs through Feb. 3, and can be completed online at

Store owner builds on green awareness

Job search help

Craft class


By Forrest Sellers


Job Search Learning Labs is hosting the Job Search Skills Workshops from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. It is free and open to ages 18 and up. Call 4743100 or visit

The crowd having a ball at the 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. A record turnout of 1,145 dads and daughters attended the 2009 event.

Learn about heart

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is hosting “Have Faith in Heart” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Heritage Hall at the church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. It is a “Go Red For Women” event with information about heart disease in women. The speaker is Anita Smith of the American Heart Association, business development and facility operations, Regency Hospital. Includes wine, cheese and door prizes. Call 388-4466.

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Architect Heather Curless is doing her part to promote green awareness. She is opening Greener Stock, a business that sells “green-friendly” building materials. “Our tagline is ‘Building materials with a conscience,’” said Curless, who is a resident of Mount Washington. The store specializes in items made from recycled or rapidly renewable materials. Curless, 36, said she became interested in starting the business after finding it a challenge to get environmentally friendly building materials in the Tristate. “I’ve been growing with the movement,” she said about green awareness. Curless lived in Seattle, Wash., during a time when sustainable building was starting to grow, she said. Greener Stock sells a variety of building supplies including paints and sealers, plasma induction lighting, flooring made from bamboo or architectural plywood, linoleum and counter tops made from recycled glass or paper stone. As a parent, Curless said using environmentally safe products is important to her. Business partner Kellie Pittroff, 39, of Columbia Tusculum, said promoting the environment has a number of benefits.


Mount Washington resident Heather Curless, right, has opened Greener Stock, a business which sells environmentally friendly building materials. Curless is standing with Kellie Pittroff, a sales consultant and interior contractor for the store. Greener Stock will sell a variety of items including paint and plasma induction lighting. “For me it’s about health,” said Pittroff, who is a sales consultant and interior contractor for Greener Stock. The store has items available for both homeowners and building contractors. Greener Stock also provides additional services including architectural and design services, green consulting and electronics recycling. It is located at 3528 Columbia

“Our tagline is ‘building materials with a conscience.’”

Heather Curless Mount. Washington resident and owner of Greener Stock

Parkway in Columbia Tusculum. For information, call 321-0567 or visit the Web site at


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Canned Food Drive, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 8315 Beechmont Ave. Suite 32, Donations of non-perishable canned food accepted. Receive 20 percent off any item in store for each can donated, limit three per day. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. 388-0123. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Norwood.


Dolores Mize and Angela Talentino, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author Mize and photographer Talentino discuss and sign “Embraced by Love: A Tender Journey of the Discovery, Belonging, and Love of Adoption.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Tea Leaf Green, 8 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Four-piece rock and jam band from San Francisco Bay area. $15. 731-8000; Oakley.


Stage Fright, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Black comedy. Explores recesses of critic’s black heart and actor’s wounded soul. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. Through Jan. 29. 921-1922. Hyde Park. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 9


Stemming the Tide, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. From Moscow to St. Petersburg: A New Collection of Russian Impressionism and Realism, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley.


Artistic Stimulus II, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. Works by Tom Bluemlein, Lamar Briggs, Ron Johnson, Ron Monsma, Pam Folsom and more, at reduced prices. Exhibit continues through Feb. 12. 871-4420; Hyde Park.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 24. 321-6776. Oakley.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Stage Fright, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922. Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 3 0


Functional Clay Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. All ages. Learn to create one-of-a-kind functional clay projects. $20 per project. Reservations required. 871-2529; Oakley.


New Year, New Finds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way. Points of view paintings by Chris Griffin-Woods of people viewing art at an art museum. Also, recent acquisitions of 19th and early 20th century American paintings. Exhibit continues through March 6. Free. 791-7717. Fairfax.


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Winter Hike Series, 10 a.m. Chicken wild rice soup served. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Hikes range from 4-5.5 miles. Hot meal follows hike. No pets permitted. $5; free ages 12 and under with adult; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Stage Fright, 4 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. Room 202-203. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 9211922. Mount Washington. Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park. S U N D A Y, J A N . 3 1


Organ Concert Series, 4 p.m. Ryan Anthony, trumpet, and Gary Beard, organ. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Free, donations accepted. Through April 11. 871-1345; Hyde Park.


Stage Fright, 2 p.m. Walton A painting by artist Creek Theater, $17. ReservaACT Test Prep One-Day tions recommended. 684-1236. Workshops, 8 a.m.-12:30 Chris Griffin-Woods. Columbia Township. p.m. McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave, ACT subject area review and test-taking strategies. SCHOOLS Includes official ACT study guide and indeAll-School Open House, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. St. pendent study plan. $85. Registration Ursula Villa School, 3660 Vineyard Place. required. Presented by Crescendo Cincinnati. Tour campus, meet teachers, open classThrough June 5. 515-1497; www.crescenrooms, information. Free. Registration Mount Washington. required. 871-7218; Mount Lookout. EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. SUPPORT GROUPS Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. United 4900. Anderson Township. Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave. Twelve-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. MUSIC - CLASSICAL 231-0733. Oakley. Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, 10 a.m. “Hit It.” Hands-on concert with percussion music of North and South America, M O N D A Y, F E B . 1 Africa and Asia. Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. EducaART EXHIBITS tional and interactive chamber music perPor-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired formance. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 for Arts, Free. 871-2529; four tickets; $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Oakley. Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868. Mount New Year, New Finds, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EiseWashington. le Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way. Points of view paintings by Chris GriffinMUSIC - CONCERTS Woods of people viewing art at an art museAja, 8:30 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 um. Also, recent acquisitions of 19th and Madison Road. Steely Dan tribute band. Speearly 20th century American paintings. Free. cial five year anniversary show. $15, $13 Through March 6. 791-7717; www.eiselefinadvance. 731-8000. Oakley. Fairfax.


Hamilton County Park District is hosting the Nature Winter Hike Series at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Hikes range from 4-5.5 miles. A hot meal follows hike (chicken wild rice soup.) No pets permitted. The cost is $5; free ages 12 and under with adult; vehicle permit required. Registration is required online. Call 521-7275 or visit Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley.


Home Buyer and Seller Information Sessions, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Coldwell Banker West Shell, 2721 Erie Ave. Information sessions on buying first home or selling current home. Lender representative present to answer questions regarding mortgages, interest rates or refinancing. With Rick and Holly Finn. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Dec. 6. 533-8081. Hyde Park. Excel, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Weekly through March 1. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Room 149/150. Forest Hills School District Community Education class. Ages 18 and up. $80, plus $10 materials fee. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration, 9 p.m.midnight, Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum. T U E S D A Y, F E B . 2


Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Artistic Stimulus II, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park. New Year, New Finds, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley.


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Swim Lessons, 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors will guide swimmers through five levels of swimming in small group program. Each session includes dry land safety program. Private lessons available by appointment. Ages 3 and up. Family friendly. $105. Registration required. 5274000. Fairfax. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 4


Mosaics, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 18. Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Use broken china pieces, glass, ceramic tiles and more to mosaic provided bird house or your own object. $40, plus $10 materials fee. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township. Beginner’s Guide to Photography, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Weekly through March 11. Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Room B104. Learn basics of taking better pictures and how to apply them to increase your enjoyment of photography. Ages 18 and up. $65. Registration required. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Basic Mediation Training, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Concludes 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 5. Beech Acres Parenting Center, 6881 Beechmont Ave. Two-day workshop addresses basic conflict and communication issues. With Sharon James and Marie Hill. $250. Reservations required. 231-6630; Anderson Township.


SAT Prep Course, 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Weekly through March 11. McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave, Extensive subject area review and test-taking strategies. Includes official SAT study guide, worksheets and portfolio. $195. Registration required. Presented by Crescendo Cincinnati. 515-1497; Mount Washington.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Anderson Hills MOPS meeting, 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers meeting. Mothers of children birth-kindergarten. Child care available, $4 per child. $23.95 one-year membership; plus $5 per meeting, free for firsttimers. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers. 231-4172. Anderson Township.

Open Mic Night, 9 p.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. $1.50 PBR, Natural Light and Strohs beers. Through Dec. 28. 531-3300. Oakley. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 3


Bookbinding, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Learn the Japanese binding technique for making beautiful journals and books. $25, $5 additional materials fee. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Artistic Stimulus II, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park. New Year, New Finds, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; Fairfax. Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. PROVIDED

The Contemporary Dance Theater presents, dance company Zvidance’s “Les Noces” and “Personals,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30, at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts. Tickets are $27 and $22; $17, students and seniors. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


Codependents Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. United Church of Christ in Oakley, Donations accepted. 231-0733. Oakley.


The Opera Show presents the most beautiful music ever written performed in a spectacular 21st century showcase at the Aronoff Center. Mitch Sebastian's MTVstyle presentation will delight opera enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The show takes place 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at 650 Walnut St., in downtown Cincinnati. Tickets are $48 to $35. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


Forest Hills Journal

January 27, 2010


A marital lament: ‘You’re not the person I married’ Eventually, one spouse may lament to the other, “You’re not the person I married.” Actually, they never were. They were always somebody else, a stranger barely known years ago and known only a little better now. Some reasons for our partial knowledge of another person is the depth of their person and the psychological mysteries he or she carries there. Add to that the habits developed over years and our limited understanding and insights, and one can see why our conclusions of knowing another are vast understatements. Besides, when we’re young and the other person is popular, has a beautiful body, or an abundance of money – who cares about knowing them? There are other human tendencies that can obscure our knowing a person, even someone as close as a spouse. One tendency is that of projec-

tion. We project onto other persons faults or qualities we expect or think we see in them. (A bride believes she sees Father Lou in her husband of her Guntzelman some father’s characPerspectives teristics, and a groom thinks he sees in his bride characteristics of his mother.) Like a movie projector casts images on a screen some distance away, so we cast (project) suspected qualities or faults onto other people. Then we claim we know them. Actually, we may have placed in them some of the alleged characteristics we claim we see. Living together on a daily basis ever so gradually wears away these projections. The loss of our projections leaves our partner as she, or he, actually is.

Where we wanted agreement, we may be called upon to accept differences; where we imagined we’d find the other half that makes us whole, we must now recognize that there is rather a whole person other than me. And I must learn the difficult task of loving otherness. We can never love our partner’s otherness unless we have a good sense of what it is to be that person. After all, that’s the essence of growing through relationships, isn’t it? Joining my life with someone else’s is not just expecting more of me, but learning to care about, communicate with, and compromise with someone who is other than me. That’s the work of relationships that produce mature people and develop true love. Another tendency that prompts the complaint, “You’re not the person I married,” is the old illusion of the Magical Other. We are haunted in adulthood by the cozy nostalgia of infancy

and childhood. So we continue to unconsciously look for a special person (termed the Magical Other) who will treat us with the positive parental care of earlier times. We look for someone who will give us whatever we need or want, who will erase loneliness, make us the center of their life, tend to our pleasure, take away our fears, handle our responsibilities, and keep threatening ghosts out of our room. What a tall order! What an impossible order for another human being! How difficult it is for us to realize that whomever we draw close to is just another human like us. In fact, they are also projecting and looking for their Magical Other – whom, by the way, they think might be you. Partners certainly can ask each other for love, support, understanding and forgiveness. But he or she is not my rescuer, nor my enemy, but my partner. In one way, it’s a step forward

to realize, “You’re not the person I married.” The one we married was originally an impressionistic painting. He or she was painted with tones of infatuation, illusion, desire and a touch of naiveté. Hopefully much of that has washed off. Now it’s time to say, “I don’t see you any longer as my mother or father, or as my Magical Other to rescue me from the challenges of life, or the one to serve me as I was taken care of as a child. “I still choose you as my partner. Let us continue together as adults to learn more of each other and this wonderful mystery of relational love and life.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Anderson Township resident Richard Scott was honored by Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW), a department of the City of Cincinnati, for 40 years of outstanding service at a recent employee awards ceremony. Scott joined the City of Cincinnati as a police cadet in 1969. In 1972 he became a police recruit and was promoted to sergeant in 1985. He retired from the police division in 1999 and joined GCWW as a guard that same year. Greater Cincinnati Water Works provides water over 811 square miles to more than 1.2 million people in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone county, Kentucky. Scott is pictured at Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ Richard Miller Treatment Plant on Kellogg Ave.


Navy Seaman Apprentice John Anthony T. Campbell, a 2006 graduate of McNicholas High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Campbell completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Zoo celebrates attendance The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden topped 1.2 million visitors in 2009. The zoo’s total gate attendance from January to December was 1,218,892 – the highest since 2000. Overall gate attendance was up 236,849 visitors (24 percent) compared to 2008. Zoo membership was also up 5.6 percent from 2008 and more than 18 percent from 2007, boasting nearly 43,000 member households in 2009. This increase 2009 the best year for total memberships sold since 2002.

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20 percent of bookstore purchases made Feb. 21 back to Summerfair Cincinnati. For a coupon to participate in the book fair, visit, call 531-0050, or e-mail The Summerfair poster competition has been held annually for more than 30 years. This year’s winning design will be used as the marketing centerpiece of


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Forest Hills Journal


January 27, 2010

Chili, chowder to chase the cold away PROVIDED.

Post 318 supports Eagle Scout project Anderson American Legion Post 318 is urging support for the Eagle Scout Project of Alex Bachman, a member of local Boy Scout Troop 112, and who is a student at Turpin High School.

Bachman’s project is the establishment of a memorial on the Turpin High School ground in honor of a fallen Marine, Captain Warren Andrew Frank, who was a 2000 graduate of Turpin and lost his life while serv-

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Post 318 member Joe Baker, left, makes the check presentation to Eagle Scout Alex Bachman.

We ate the perfect breakfast today: homemade goetta and fresh eggs from “the girls” – my chickens. After years of making goetta and trying to replicate my German mother-inlaw’s recipe, which was so simple (pork shoulder, onions, celery, bay leaf, pinhead oats, salt and pepper) it dawned on me that the reason hers was so good was that they slaughtered their own pigs for the goetta, and I am sure that pork shoulder had a nice layer of fat. Well, I found fresh pork shoulder with WOW, a nice layer of fat and used it for goetta (I also added hot sausage and some seasonings). Now I know what you’re thinking: fat is bad, but it wasn’t that much and boy, did it add flavor. The consensus from my family is it’s the best I’ve ever made. My son, Shane, was scooping it out of the pot and putting it directly on bread. Look for a column soon just on goetta. It’s that popular. And if you have a goetta recipe to share, please do.

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On the record

Forest Hills Journal

January 27, 2010


DEATHS Iona F. George

Iona F. (nee Colbert) George of Mount Washington and formerly of Batavia died Jan. 14. Survived by children, Briana (John) McGrath and Brigette (John) Mannino of Anderson Township; grandchildren, Norma Nicole Allen, Sean and Shannon McGrath, and Molly Pfeiffer; great-grandchildren, Selena Stansbury and Keegan Harding; nieces, Cindy Hughes and Lisa Churchey; and great-nieces, Amanda, Rachel, Ashley, Meghan and Katie. Preceded in death by sister, Eileen Ziegenhardt; cousin, Virginia Shinkle; and niece, Phyllis Senters. Services were Jan. 22 at South Norwood Church of Christ, 3836 South Madison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212. Memorials to: American Cancer Society Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Annaliesa Magliano

Annaliesa Magliano, 74, of Anderson Township died Jan. 17. Survived by husband of 53 years, Phillip Magliano; sons, Tony (Vicki), Dave (Terri) and Steve (Jenn) Magliano; daughters, Liesa (Shawn) Carroll and Michelle (Jim) McNally; grandchildren, Mario, Dannie, Shea, Brennan, Peter, Andy, Erin, Shannon and Sean; and nephews, Mark and Greg Bauke. Preceded in death by father, Frederick Diephaus; and mother, Helen Hasselman.

Services were Jan. 21 at St. Paul Church. Memorials to: SPCA of Cincinnati, Attn: Development Dept., 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223-2518; or Mercy Anderson Hospital Guild, 7500 State Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

Eleanor M. McLaughlin

Eleanor M. McLaughlin, 81, formerly of Anderson Township died Jan. 9. Survived by husband, Douglas J. McLaughlin; daughters, Dianna M. McLaughlin and Patty A. (Bill) Woeste; and grandchildren, Christopher, Alexander, Benjamin and Daniel Woeste. Preceded in death by father, Raymond Meister; and mother, Veronica Mechlenborg. Services were Jan. 16 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Parkinson’s Foundation, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, OH 45234-4959.

Gloria J. Murphy

Gloria J. Murphy, 86, of Anderson Township died Jan. 16. Survived by children, Kathy (Paul) Selzer, Saundra (Howard) Gerber, Jeanne (David Thurman) Murphy, Jim (Kathy Myers) Murphy, Maureen (Mike) Rolfe and Patricia (Matthew) Stepaniak; brother, Don (Elaine) Berger; sister, Laverne Strittholt; grandchildren, Julie Selzer-Dill, Brian, Eric, Kevin, Sean and Casey Selzer, Gregory Gerber, Heidi Gerber-Shore, Jessica StepaniakMenke, Brittany, Noah and Gabrielle

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Owen Richard Pincumbe

Owen Richard Pincumbe, 76, of Anderson Township died Jan. 15. Survived by son, Kenneth Pincumbe; daughter, Kathy Merman; brothers, Duane Pincumbe and Stewart Pincumbe; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Virginia Pincumbe. Services were Jan. 23 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials

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Christina Richards

Christina Richards, 82, of Anderson Township died Jan. 11. Survived by husband of 60 years, Ernest Richards; sons, Ken, Mark (Debbie) and Gregory (Marie) Richards; sister, Elaine (Joe) Winhausen; and grandchildren, Andrea, Jake, Jack and Anna Richards. Preceded in death by daughter, Mary Kay Richards; father, Howard Stadtmiller; and mother, Ada Baudendistel. Services were Jan. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

arship Fund, c/o Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

Margaret L. Weitzel

Margaret L. Weitzel, 89, formerly of Mount Washington died Jan. 15. Survived by daughter, Mary E. (Bill) Hock; grandchildren, Julie M. Robers, Jill M. (Matt) VanderPol, Jodi M. (Ben) Cabanas and Joseph M. (Emily) Robers; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Stella, Lily, Elle, Francesca and Calvin. Preceded in death by husband, Erwin L. Weitzel; father, Alvin Zesterman; and mother, Elizabeth Clark. Services were Jan. 20 at St. Gertrude Church.

Charles B. Wingerberg, 81, of Mount Washington died Jan. 15. Survived by wife, Virginia R. Wingerberg; son, David (Georgia) Wingerberg; daughter, Diane (Ron) Brinkman; grandchildren, Nathan (Shawna), Becky and Greg; and great-grandchild, Luella. Preceded in death by father, Bernard Wingerberg; and mother, Jane Cochran. Services were Jan. 20 at Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209-2321.

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Gertrude Titus

Gertrude Titus, 95, of Anderson Township died Jan. 6. Survived by sons, James A. (Mary Ann) and Jerold (Karen) Titus; daughter, Susan (Richard) Yund; grandchildren, Julie Collet, Rick Titus, Jennifer Lanzador, Beth Baumgart, Bob Titus, Brenda Smits, Lisa Haigh, Christen Volrath and Sara Potts; and 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, E. Wayne Titus; father, Harold E. Erckman; and mother, Lucy Werner. Services were Jan. 16 at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: E. Wayne Titus Schol-

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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

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

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


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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

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

Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.

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

INTERDENOMINATIONAL Sunday Service 10:30am


Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

(513) 771-7681

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

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

11200 Princeton Pike

Cincinnati, Ohio 45246


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


Sunday Services

Handicapped Accessible

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale

Shelia Rutz

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr.


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

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172


Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Playing in God’s Symphony: Keep Time ")

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

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


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

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


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

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

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

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

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

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

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Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)


NEW 9:30am Service -Innovative & High energy

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


Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m.



4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”

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Forest Hills Journal

On the record

January 27, 2010


Juvenile, 15, assault, Jan. 4. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Jan. 10. Edward J. Stevens, 44, 1054 Eastland Terrace, domestic violence, Jan. 4. Kelly S. Haines, 32, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Jan. 3. Evan M. Brooks, 23, 780 Ohio Pike, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 2.

The Community Press publishes names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contactpolice: • Anderson Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 8252280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander. Kelley Macbeth, neighborhood officer, 3523591. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Jan. 4. Female was assaulted at 8315 Beechmont, Jan. 9.


TV, watches, etc. taken; over $18,900 at 6088 Stirrup Road, Jan. 4.

Criminal damage

Windows broken in vehicle at 1455 Pembridge, Jan. 3. Mailbox damaged at 1798 Stonehouse, Jan. 9.

Disorderly conduct

Male student became disorderly at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Jan. 10.

Domestic violence

At Eastland Terrace, Jan. 1.


Male stated ID used with no authorization; $2,556.11 loss at 1121 Shangri-La Drive, Jan. 4. Male stated ID used with no authorization; $244.28 loss at 8017 Lancelot, Jan. 5.


Female juvenile reported this offense on Azure Court, Jan. 4.

Tampering with coin machines

Coin machines tampered with at

$30,300 at 8590 Stoney Bridge, Jan. 9. Currency taken from vehicle; $100 at 4547 Dameron Lane, Jan. 9.

About police reports


CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

John Earl Ryan, born 1987, drug abuse, 4198 Beechmont Ave., Jan. 11. Mark D Skeens, born 1984, receiving stolen property, 1735 Sutton Ave., Jan. 14. Jennifer Hart, born 1969, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Jan. 12. Mama Diallo, born 1986, trafficking, drug abuse, 6117 Campus Lane, Jan. 12.

Incidents/investigations Burglary 1589 Mears Ave., Jan. 7.

Petit theft

2120 Beechmont Ave., Jan. 8.



Douglas Chadwick, 52, 42 Sumpter Drive, drug abuse, Dec. 31. Tyler Hehman, 24, 2930 Macedonia Road, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 31. Roger Wynn, 52, 150 Newlun Court, bench warrant, Jan. 2. Mickey Wilson, 38, 224 Park Meadow Drive, bench warrant, Jan. 4. Vicki Shilts, 45, 609 Garfield Ave., bench warrant, Jan. 4. Rickey Moquin, 48, 4776 Bloor Road, bench warrant, Jan. 5. Jill Hamilton, 36, 3638 Church St., aggravated arson, Jan. 7.

Clough Pike Car Wash at Clough Pike, Jan. 2.


Boat/trailer taken; $20,000 at 6540 Sherman, Jan. 2. Cigarettes taken from Speedway; $770 at Batavia Pike, Jan. 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $41.35 at Ohio 125, Jan. 10. Credit card and medication taken at 1447 Verdale, Jan. 11. Checks and currency taken from UNO’s; $800 at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 5. A work smock was taken from cart at CVS at Beechmont Avenue, Jan. 8. Diamond rings, etc. taken; over

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

At 3130 Newtown Road, Dec. 31.


About real estate


2300 Elstun Road: Wilkin Gary A. to Wilkin Irish C.; $78,125.

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

5036 Salem Road: Saroyan Ian K. & Rebecca H. Shacklett to Henson John Porter; $162,000. 6346 Beechmont Ave.: Fannie Mae to Li Ruizhen; $55,000.




12:41 a.m., Anchor Road, trouble breathing 1:10 a.m., Bretton Drive, trouble breathing 3:38 a.m., Voll Road, person with a headache 9:33 a.m., Five Mile & Clough, auto accident/person injured 11:17 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 5:06 p.m., Hickory Creek Drive, head injury 7:08 p.m., Nagel & State, auto accident/person injured 8:24 p.m., Broadwell Road, person injured

Tuesday, Jan. 12

7:26 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured 9:28 a.m., Bilby Lane, medical emergency 9:46 a.m., Tallberry Drive, abdominal pain 10:17 a.m., Bartels Road, chest pain 11:19 a.m., Copperglow Court, assist back to bed 2:37 p.m., Barnsdale Court, sick person 3:15 p.m., Five Mile Road, trouble breathing 3:55 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 6:26 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 6:28 p.m., Pinewell Drive, sick person 11:17 p.m., Turpin View Drive, CO detector activation due to malfunction

Wednesday, Jan. 13

2:11 a.m., Forestpine Drive, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 3:00 a.m., Forestpine Drive, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 3:14 a.m., King Louis Court, person injured in a fall 3:33 a.m., Doolittle Lane, assist back to bed 8:03 a.m., Salem Road, person unconscious/unresponsive 8:42 a.m., Forest Road, medical emergency 9:47 a.m., Rosetree Lane, general fire 12:02 p.m., Tidewater Court, trouble breathing




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Friday, Jan. 15

2:11 a.m., Birchdale Court, abdominal pain 2:17 a.m., Doolittle Lane, other incident type not listed 5:23 a.m., Voll Road, sick person 6:20 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 6:53 a.m., Butlersbridge Court, chest pain 10:40 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, passenger vehicle fire 1:08 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 1:23 p.m., Newtown Road, auto accident/person injured 1:39 p.m., Five Mile Road, trouble breathing 2:06 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 3:15 p.m., Nimitzview Drive, sick person 5:56 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, gas leak (natural gas or LPG) 6:32 p.m., Clough & Newtown, auto accident/person injured 7:14 p.m., Five Mile Road, malicious, mischievous false call, other 7:24 p.m., State Road, outside

equipment fire 7:35 p.m., Clough Pike, smoke scare, odor of smoke

Saturday, Jan. 16

8:22 a.m., Pebble Court, person injured in a fall 10:39 a.m., Beechmont & Forest, auto accident/person injured 10:44 a.m., Wanninger Lane, person unconscious/unresponsive 10:57 a.m., Northwich Drive, person unconscious/unresponsive 12:28 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 4:13 p.m., Holidayhills Drive, trouble breathing 5:33 p.m., Ridgepoint Drive, person assaulted 6:30 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 6:32 p.m., Broadwell Road, excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition

Sunday, Jan. 17

2:15 a.m., Clough Pike, sick person 10:48 a.m., Oysterbay Drive, sick person 10:49 a.m., Moorfield Drive, person unconscious/unresponsive 11:48 a.m., Collinsdale Avenue, electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 12:56 p.m., Kimbee Drive, heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 5:07 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, stroke 7:44 p.m., Asbury Hills Drive, overheated motor 9:18 p.m., Stanley Road, heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 10:44 p.m., Birney Lane, EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 11:08 p.m., Meadow Creek Drive, person choking

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3:13 a.m., Signal Hill Lane, CO detector activation due to malfunction 4:30 a.m., Eight Mile Road, trouble breathing 4:56 a.m., Forest Road, sick person 6:37 a.m., Wolfangel Road, auto accident/entrapment 10:45 a.m., Five Mile Road, person injured in a fall 12:42 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, diabetic emergency 4:39 p.m., Sebright Lane, person unconscious/unresponsive 6:57 p.m., Overlook Hills Drive, heat from short circuit (wiring), defective/worn 8:30 p.m., Pebble Court, medical emergency 9:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, chest pain

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