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The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the feasibility of using commuter rail between downtown Cincinnati and communities in the eastern half of the Greater Cincinnati region (see story A2). What do you think? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing andersontownship 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.

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Two Anderson Township parks are still closed after the Ohio River flooded earlier this month. Park District staff continue to remove flood debris from Clear Creek Park, along state Route 32, and Kellogg Park, on Kellogg Avenue. The dog field at Kellogg Park was expected to open late last week, said Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner. “We still have a lot of work left at Clear Creek,” he said. Water Field status from the Call 357-6629 to L i t t l e check on the status of M i a m i the fields in the R i v e r Anderson Township backed up Park District or visit and inun- the Park District’s dated the website at www. fields at Clear Creek Park when the Ohio River flooded. “There is quite a bit of debris,” Kushner said. Operations Manager Mike Smith said the flood washed up small brush, logs and garbage. The flood waters also scattered some of the split rail fence around Clear Creek Park and staff has to clean up the silt left behind on the fields. There is still some standing water near the front of Clear Creek Park almost two weeks after the flood, but the back of the park should be ready for use in a week or two, Smith said. “With rain expected to run into

Steve Subblet, left, and Rick George work on removing flood debris from Clear Creek Park on March 23. next week, it may throw off our plans to have the back of the park open,” he said. “We need to mow the fields and make sure there is no debris left that might hurt someone.” Smith added that they will replace the timbers around the dog field at Kellogg Park. The flood affected lacrosse season and the Park District is look-

ing for areas for the teams to practice, Kushner said, adding they hope to have some fields ready before soccer season starts next week. If athletes are allowed to play on wet fields, the grass will be destroyed and leave bare spots that are vulnerable to erosion, Kushner said. That can eventually lead to

holes on the surface and cause injuries to the players, he added. Kushner said the Park District hasn’t figured out how much they might lose from loss of field use due to the floods and they are waiting until clean up is complete to calculate labor costs and other damages. For more about your community, visit

Legion post honors area firefighter By Forrest Sellers

Firefighter/paramedic Ben Meyer recently was honored for his work saving lives. American Legion Post 484 in Mt. Washington presented Meyer with its Firefighter of the Year Award. Meyer serves with the Anderson Township Fire & Rescue Department at Station 100. He was recognized for his efforts in overseeing the department’s car seat inspection and installation program. “He’s put his heart into it,” said firefighter Todd Travis, who also serves at the station. Meyer, who has been with the department since 2003, has been instrumental in implementing positive changes such as expanding the number of days the service is available and recruiting a larger number of firefighters to help with


Firefighter Ben Meyer, center, who serves with the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department, was recently honored as Firefighter of the Year by American Legion Post 484. Also shown are American Legion members Bill Harris, left, and Dennis Lahey. the installations and inspections. “The last thing we want as paramedics is to show up and see

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Meyer said the installation of child safety seats isn’t difficult, but it is often incorrectly done by those who have not received training. Anderson Fire & Rescue installs from 200 to 300 car seats annually and is one of the top five fire departments in car seat installations in the Greater Cincinnati area, said Meyer. “(The award) is something through which we can recognize these individuals for their outstanding services,” said Bill Harris, a former commander at American Legion Post 484. Dennis Lahey, a law and order chairman for the post, agreed. This let’s these individuals know there are people out there who appreciate what they’re doing, said Lahey. For more about your community visit



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Eastern Corridor commuter rail The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the feasibility of using commuter rail between downtown Cincinnati and communities in the eastern half of the Greater Cincinnati region. Originally proposed as part of the Eastern Corridor study, the Oasis Commuter Rail corridor is approximately 17 miles in length and extends between the Riverfront Transit Center in downtown Cincinnati and the Interstate 275/U.S. 50 interchange in Milford. The line would be served by multiple stations. “Our goal right now is to take an in-depth look at the commuter rail option and determine its feasibility in


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at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way, Milford. Transportation officials will accept comments on the information presented at the open house meetings until Friday, April 22. Comments can be shared either verbally or in writing at the meetings, or submitted online on the Eastern Corridor project website, www.eastern “People living in communities to be served by the Oasis Commuter Rail line have an on-the-ground knowledge of the areas we are studying and may have valuable information that should be considered during the evaluation process,” said Fluegemann.

Inter Parish Ministry hopes to double its efforts By Rob Dowdy

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terms of function, constructability and affordability,” said ODOT project manager Andy Fluegemann. “We will examine possible alignments and station locations, and evaluate which rail technologies would best meet the region's needs. We also will be looking at estimated costs and the projected return on investment for the region.” Meetings dates and locations are: • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the LeBlond Recreation Center, 2335 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati. • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the R.G. Cribbet Recreation Center (Fairfax Recreation Center), 5903 Hawthorne Ave., Fairfax. • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7,

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Ken Wilson, longtime member of Anderson Township Historical Society and a member of The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, presents “Digging up your Civil War Ancestors,” a guide to finding our ancestors who were in the battles that made our nation a union at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. There will also be a premiere showing of a new series “History, Antiques and Loomis” made for community TV by Frank Loomis. This 27minute video focuses on “What is an antique?” Refreshments will be served during this free event. The public is invited. For more information call 231-2114.

Yard waste sites open

Hamilton County yard waste sites will be open from 11:30 a.m. .to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning March 26. Proof of residency is required. Commercial establishments and landscapers are not eligible to participate. Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane, off Ohio 32, will accept yard waste from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, in addition to the weekend hours. Cut brush and branches must be 4 feet or less; brush and tree branches must be bundled and bundles may not exceed 50 pounds; no palettes, boards, nails, fence or wire will be accepted; yard waste must be in containers or bags; containers and plastic bags will be returned. The site will be closed April 24, May 30, July 4 and Sept. 5. Call 946-7755 or visit for details.

Ballet performance

A ballet performance, “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig,” will come to the Anderson Library, 7450 State Road, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read from his picture book about two friends with big dreams while members of the Cincinnati Ballet School perform. A minidance lesson will be provided after the show for children in the audience. It is free and open to the public. Call 369-6030 for details.

Egg hunt planned

The annual Faith United Church of Christ Easter Egg Hunt will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at 6886 Salem Road, Anderson Township. The hunt is free and open to all children. There will be nut-free, sugar-free and toy-only goodie bags for exchange. After the hunt there will be refreshments, crafts, games, a raffle, and stories in the Fellowship hall. Call 231-8285 for more information.

Boutique on April 9

Bake Me Home, a charitable organization started by Anderson Township resident Alison Bushman and her two daughters, will host its annual boutique on Saturday, April 9. More than a dozen vendors will be selling everything from coffee to jewelry from 49 p.m. at the Coldstream Country Club, 400 Asbury Road. Cooking demonstrations by Amy Tobin begin at 4 p.m. and there will be a cash bar available. Not all vendors will accept credit cards. Cash and checks are recommended. Proceeds will benefit Bake Me Home, which helps local homeless and battered fami-

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Rummage sale

The United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, will conduct its annual Spring Rummage Sale April 8-9. Regular sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The Spring Rummage Sale will include merchandise such as slightly used clothes, shoes, ewelry, housewares, linens, rugs, curtains, pillows, small and large toys, games, puzzles, movies, books, small appliances, a large selection of furniture and a like-new Boutique. For details call Barbara Donnelly at 231-5988.

Magic fundraiser

The Anderson Hills Woman’s Club is hosting an evening of magic and mystery at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. The family-friendly show features magic from the Cincinnati Society of American Magicians, with pre-show magic and balloon animals in the lobby prior to the show. Tickets cost $5 for schoolage children, $10 for adults or $25 for a family of four. The show benefits Interparish Ministry, SEM Food Bank and scholarships for students at Turpin, Anderson and McNicholas high schools. Tickets can be reserved or purchased from Joyce Blersch, 231-4482, or by mail to AHWC, 7772 Five Mile Road, P.O. Box 236, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. There will be tickets available at the door if seats are still available.

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Newtown may tighten its belt By Rob Dowdy

Newtown is planning ahead for the likely loss of state funding in the coming years. Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently released his state budget proposal, which contains a 50 percent cut over two years in the Local Government Fund, which produced $641.4 million for Ohio counties, cities, villages and townships in 2009. The proposal lists a 25 percent reduction of the fund in 2012 and an additional 25 percent cut in 2013. Many local governments depend on state money to fund operating costs and resident services.

In the last s e v e r a l years, Newtown has received approxim a t e l y $16,000 Cosby from the Local Government Fund. The money goes into the village’s general fund, which was $1.7 million last year. Keri Everett, fiscal officer for Newtown, said the money from the Local Government Fund isn’t earmarked for any specific purpose, but instead is spread out across maintenance, police department and administrative costs. Mayor Curt Cosby said while losing the money is

definitely not good, the loss shouldn’t cause too much damage to the village general fund. He said similar to many household the village will just have to work with what they have. “If we have to tighten our belt that’s what we’ll do,” Cosby said. “That’s really all we can do.” Everett said the village keeps a general fund line item for contingencies, which contains approximately $75,000, that may be used to offset the loss of the Local Government Fund money. “It helps fund the whole general fund if there are any shortfalls,” she said. To find your community, visit

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Forest Hills terminates technology contract By Forrest Sellers

The Forest Hills Local School District has terminated its contract with a technology provider. The district hired VARtek Services Inc. in 2009 to upgrade technology in its buildings. The technology upgrades in the buildings were completed last year. Christine McCormick, director of technology and information services for the district, said district officials noticed the need for technical support has lessened since the infrastructure was installed. As part of the contract, VARtek would continue to provide technical support. The district had approved a five-year contract with VARtek in 2009. “We’ve grown in a different direction,” said McCormick, adding that a number of students have been bringing in their own personal computers. McCormick said terminating the contract will save the district $1.4 million during the next three years. During the March 21 meeting, the school board was also provid-

ed an update on SafeSchools, on online safety training program for school employees that the district began using in February. Smith Betsy Ryan, director of student services for the district, said the online training meets state mandates requiring training in “recognizing and intervening” in potentially violent situations. “It’s meeting a great deal of our compliance needs,” said Ryan. Online subjects include bullying, cyberbullying, conflict management and drug and alcohol awareness. Brian Taylor, president of the locally based SafeSchools program, said the service is being provided to the district free of charge as a way to test the program and as a way to establish a partnership with the district. Working together is a win-win situation, said Randy Smith, president of the school board. For more about your community visit


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

St. Ursula Villa kindergartners recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students created “Cat in the Hat” hats, prepared and enjoyed green eggs and ham, discussed their favorite Dr. Seuss books and modeled red bow-ties. Here, kindergarten assistant Mike Magoto (third from left) knots a bow-tie on Anna Emami (Anderson Township) while Ava Heffernan of Anderson Township (left) and Adam Peters of Hyde Park work on other Dr. Seuss-related activities.

Space history is coming to Anderson A piece of an important era of space history will soon be on display at Anderson High School. Thanks to the initiative of teacher Jeff Rodriguez, a space shuttle thermal protective tile was awarded to AHS. The tiles were offered only to schools, universities and colleges on a first-come, first-served basis, with only one awarded per institution, while supplies lasts. As a volunteer and 40 Galileos astronomer with the observatory, Rodriguez learned of the opportunity to obtain a piece of human space travel history. It was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass by, he said. “The flights and importance of the space shuttle missions has been overlooked by the general media,” Rodriguez said. “It should be big news for every mission. Unfortunately, I’m just as guilty sometimes and forget to pass on the information to the students. I’m hoping the tile will remind us

of the hard work and sacrifice of those individuals who had the vision to continue to explore space and living in space.” Where the tile will be displayed at Anderson has not been determined. But Rodriguez is looking forward to the day when the tile arrives. “As a kid I remember the Apollo launches, the rise and fall of Skylab and the Apollo Soyuz,” he said. “There was a TV show in the ‘80s called ‘Moon Base Alpha/Space 1999.’ Then there is the movie ‘2010.’” Principal Diana Carter said it was a privilege and honor for Anderson to be awarded the tile. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to place the tile on display for our students to see,” she said. “Hopefully, it will serve as a reminder and an inspiration that the sky is the limit for students who work hard and have a vision.”


Chemical reactions

The Maddux Elementary School PTA recently brought Mad Science to the school to provide students with science enrichment opportunities. During the visit students enjoyed learning about chemical reactions. Looking at experiment results are, from left, Christopher Nathan, Elizabeth Minor, Sophie Rieck and Ashton Turner.

Turpin High to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Turpin High School will present “Beauty and the Beast” April 15 through April17. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and based on a book by Linda Woolverton the musical is a reflection of the 1991 Disney film of the same name. The Turpin production will be anchored with senior leadership, with Annie Haskins as Belle – the bright, but lonely young villager – and Jason Miller as the beast, afflicted with a monstrous curse unless he can find someone to love him. This is Haskins’ 10th and final performance for Turpin before entering the pre-med program at the University of Dayton. The challenge for her she says is “living up to people’s expectations for who Belle should be.” Echoing that sentiment, Miller says the difficulty with playing the beast is that the character is pretty much set – “He already has a distinct personality rather than establishing one on my own.” Director Lindsay Greiwe describes this production as “completely by the book. Audiences can be prepared for a classic story told in a classical way.” There will be a full orchestra, dances have been added and they


Turpin High School will present “Beauty and the Beast” April 15-17. Pictured are cast members Jason Miller, left, and Annie Haskins. will be using puppets, a new technique for them. However, theater is about more than just the actors on stage. Equally important is the behind the scenes work. With a production this big, crew, costumes, makeup and props are crucial. More than 30 students are involved including stage manager


Turpin High School will present “Beauty and the Beast” April 15-17. Pictured from left is director Lindsay Greiwe and stage manager Taylor Ackerman.

Taylor Ackerman, another senior. She began with the running crew as a junior and steadily increased her responsibilities to include set building (like the taxi for “On the Town”), cueing the lighting and sound and any other random jobs Greiwe has for her. “She truly is my right-hand man,” Greiwe says of Ackerman. “She works longer and harder than any other.” In addition to those responsibilities, Ackerman was instrumental in revitalizing the Cappies (Critics and Award Program) for Turpin. When some middle-school theater students pointed out certain drama opportunities at Turpin were lacking she petitioned the drama board and the administration to restart the Cappies. This year’s submission, “The Yellow Boat,” will be considered for several award categories. “Beauty and the Beast” performances will be Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. Reserved seating only. For ticket information, go to; email; or contact 232-7770 ext. 5820.

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Local softballers ready for 2011 season By Nick Dudukovich

Other teams taking to the diamond

McNicholas High School takes to the field in 2011 set on defending its Girls Greater Cincinnati League Gray Division championship from a season ago. Rockets head coach Tim Ross knows his squad has a tough road ahead playing in the GGCL, but he and his squad are ready to fight for the league title. On offense, senior Hannah Schoolfield should give McNick’s lineup a major boost after batting .316 with 23 RBI last spring. The squad’s other senior, Emily Hass, should also continue to give opposing pitchers a headache, after hitting .292 and swiping 19 bases last season. Other returning players, such as Haley Stultz, Jen Ruhe and Courtney Curran are also expected to contribute to the lineup. In the circle, the Rockets will rely on staff ace Abby Jones. Despite only being a sophomore, Jones proved herself to be one of the best pitchers in the conference last spring. She went 7-11 during the 2010 last year, but her record doesn’t tell the whole story. In 132.2 innings pitched last spring, Jones recorded a 1.95 ERA and fanned 135 batters. Both marks topped the statistical categories of the GGCL central. Other players expected to contribute include freshmen Danielle Piening, Carly Dugan, Carsen Gerome, Meaghan McGraw and Jen Foltz.


Turpin High School enters the 2011 season looking to build off its 10-14 record from a season ago in the realigned FAVC East Conference.

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The Lady Eagles had a winning season last year at 16-15, but still struggled without a win in the FAVC. The last league win in softball for Walnut Hills was 2006. The biggest issue facing coach Mark Rave is finding some pitching. Senior Liz Arthur, junior Rachel Hoff and sophomore Lauren Boulding all had limited innings last season. Offensively, junior first baseman-outfielder Paige Hoff leads those coming back with a .462 average in 2010 and 47 steals. Arthur, who also catches and plays third, hit .358, Rachel Hoff was at .299 and sophomore Kiara Hampton hit .290 with 54 stolen bases.

The Stingers, who have struggled to fill a roster in 2011, will field a team this season, as of Eastern Hills Journal press time. Sophomore Lauren Gerhardt will handle the Stingers’ pitching duties, while third baseman Lauren Driskell, shortstop Monica Blanco and center fielder Katie McNamara are expected to make some noise in the Seven Hills lineup.

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The Bulldogs and coach Chrissy Martini will shoot for a GGCL Scarlet Division title after coming off a 16-11 record from a season ago. The Bulldogs lineup will be aided by the return of shortstop Stevie Miller, who sat out 2010 with an injury. Junior catcher Hanna Raulston (eight RBI), left fielder Rachel Von Luehrte (10 RBI), first baseman Ashley Bosse, third baseman Sarah Huslman and second baseman Kitty Difalco should provide experience to the Bulldogs lineup. Junior Katie Hulsman, who hit .296 with 12 RBI last spring, will handle the squad’s pitching duties. In 28 innings last spring, Hulsman struck out 35 batters and posted a 3.75 ERA.


The Lady Tigers were 3-8 in reported games last season and list 20 on their roster for this spring. Infielder Alexis Ewing has been a firstteam Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference performer the past two seasons and will lead as a senior. Also, Cekiya Elliott, who made second team as a freshman, is now on the roster as a senior. Junior outfielder Dewhittney Barnes was a second team CMAC selection, while Diamond Hall made honorable mention in her first year.


McNicholas High School sophomore Abby Jones led the GGCL Gray Central with a 1.95 ERA as a freshman during the 2010 season. Head coach Jessica Hartley and the Spartans lineup should receive a boost from the return of outfielder Paige Lindsey, who hit .355 with nine RBI and nine stolen bases in 2010. Shortstop Loren Combs could also make some noise on the base paths as she tries to become Turpin’s all-time stolen bases leader.


Turpin High School’s Paige Lindsey hit .355 and swiped nine bases during the 2010 campaign.

Catcher Kasey Hickman could also provide offensive production after driving in 16 runs last spring. Second baseman Brooke Lindsey and Combs should also provide Turpin with steady defense in the center of the diamond. Newcomers Ashley Rains, Beth Persicano, Kelci Martin, Kate Kelly, Sara Millikin and Yumiko Gely, should also find ways to contribute this spring. In the circle, the Spartans will feature inexperienced hurlers. Despite the squad’s youthfulness, Hartley likes the potential she sees in her pitchers. “We have young pitching, but they are very talented and I am excited about their potential,” she said. The Spartans open their season at Walnut Hills, April 4, and the home schedule against Milford, April 13.


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Anderson’s Ellie Caudill (14) will be back at first and third base for the Redskins in 2011. season will be about focusing on fundamentals, according to head coach Nicole Kinney. Kinney, along with assistant Tori Hardin and junior varsity coach Pam Alvey, are working to turn around a program that has recorded a 12-33 record the past two seasons. The squad features five seniors

with virtually no experience playing fast-pitch softball, as well as some freshmen and sophomores who are still getting acclimated to the varsity game. One of those sophomores, Morgan Bronson, will be charged with the task of handling a majority of pitching duties. Despite Bronson’s youthfulness, Kinney likes what she sees in her pitching prospect. “She has grown tremendously from last year to this year and she’s going to be a big asset for our team,” Kinney said. On offense, freshman infielder Jess Bartholomew will join returning infielder Ellie Caudill in the Redskins’ lineup. During the 2010 campaign, Caudill hit .355 with two home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBI. Shortstop Katlyn Brown also returns in 2011 to shore up the Redskins infield. While the Redskins have their work cut out for them in the tough FAVC East, Kinney is staying optimistic. “Our goal is to become a really solid team,” she said. “We’re excited. Myself, and Tori, we both have played fastpitch through college (at UC Clermont) and we’re hoping we take our love of the game and give it to the girls and show them what it’s all about.” For more coverage, visit

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Anderson High School graduate Maria Bennett broke another Wright State University women's basketball record during the 20102011 season. She recorded 92 -3 pointers for the season, breaking the prior record set by Chanda Hollingsworth in 2000-2001 with 82. She is ranked 20th in the nation for NCAA Division I for three-pointers made in a season. She was part of a recordsetting team effort in December 2010 when the women scored 12 threepointers in a 65-50 win over Cincinnati. Bennett had six of them, scoring at the time a career-high 18 points. They then beat that

record Jan. 8, when they hit 13 three-pointers in the 9067 win over Valparaiso. Bennett hit eight of them, which set a school record for three-pointers in a game previously set at seven. According to the WSU website, Bennett had made 219 career three-pointers while playing at Anderson. The total ranks 15th in the Ohio High School Athletic Association record book. Those shots from behind the arc also helped Bennett become Anderson's MVP her junior and senior year of high school. She is also tied with Lashawna Thomas for first place with minutes played in a game for a season with 1,187. She is the daughter of Larry and Rosa Bennett.


Ahead of the pack

University of Cincinnati senior Michele McKenney stays ahead of the pack as she wins the 5,000 meter run at the Early Bird Relays at Gettler Stadium, March 19. McKenney is a McNicholas graduate, currently majoring in accounting.

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(which most schools do). Hello? That means how many school busses are still running every day? Look at the price of diesel fuel a gallon! To close the ENTIRE district down for a complete week makes cost saving sense to me. After a little research I have also found that this is NOT part of the bus drivers contracted time that they are paid so they put in for this EXTRA driving time. Call me crazy, but I am pretty sure this is an expense that the district can adjust rather easily. If your readers agree I think they should take a minute to contact the superintendent. For a district that is looking for more money from the taxpayers maybe they need to take a look at the Board of Education members and those that govern what happens with all that money. Dyann Gullick Anderson Township

Should the United States rethink its nuclear power program and plans because if the situation in Japan? Why or why not? “If you mean by ‘rethink’ that U.S. energy policy should adapt and learn from the best available engineering and safety practices, then yes. If you mean panic, then no. As President Obama has pointed out, nuclear power is an essential part of our (and other countries’) energy future given the need to address global climate disruption. Our biggest problem is NIMBYism (not in my backyard) that precludes safe, secure storage of waste. We must be willing to store some of that waste in Ohio and share the burden, given that we all reap the benefits of abundant energy. And, we must not cut corners on safety and design costs, so that we minimize the chances of a Fukushima Daiichitype incident.” D.P.

On Saturday, April 16, residents of Anderson Township can volunteer for the Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide event during which volunteers clean our streets, parks and Greenspace. I admire residents of Anderson Township for maintaining clean, attractive lawns. However, the common areas that we use and share can be neglected. I see so much litter along our streets. Additionally, the recent flooding along our rivers and creeks has stirred up trash that otherwise may have remained out of sight. The volume of trash may seem overwhelming and discouraging, but the volunteers for the Great American Cleanup make an incredible impact! Each volunteer may fill one or two bags of trash, but collectively, the volunteers pick up literally thousands of pounds of trash in Anderson Township alone.

“The U.S. Department of Energy reports, the last reactor built was the ‘River Bend’ plant in Louisiana. Its construction began in March of 1977. The last plant to begin commercial operation is the ‘Watts Bar’ plant in Tennessee, which came online in 1996. “As America’s population grows so does our need for inexpensive energy. How will we recharge or electric cars? Japan is the world’s largest importer of LNG (liquefied natural gas) and coal and the third largest net importer of oil. “The earthquake operators of the Fukushima Dai complex told safety regulators they failed to inspect 33 pieces of equipment including a motor and backup generator for the No. 1 reactor. “The argument of nuclear power or not has many issues to consider. The United States should rethink its nuclear power plans in light of the situation in Japan. If we were victims of a quake like the one in Japan how would we react? “God bless the Japanese people. Please pray for them.” C.M.

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“Yes, I think the risk is far greater than the reward. While I don’t really like what burning coal does to the environment or the health risks to the coal miners it is still much safer than nuclear energy. “There are also hydro, solar and wind solutions that are not being used enough!” J.W. “Let us move ahead. Technology keeps changing and more precautions are being built into the plans. We need to get something going for energy instead of Washington just talking about it. “Where is the push for our abundance of natural gas? Why aren’t we drilling here? Oh no, let’s force car makers into electric car manufacturing so that China makes more money because they supply the batteries.

Next question What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? 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.

Q. My husband and I intend to file for Social Security benefits next year when we are both full retirement age. Between the two of us, we will have a combined Social Security benefit of almost $3,000/month. Will we have to pay federal income tax on that amount? A. Perhaps. You will have to pay federal taxes on your benefits if you file a joint tax return and you and your spouse have a total income that is more than $32,000. If you file as an “individual,” you will have to pay taxes on your benefits and your total income is more than $25,000. For more information, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) toll-free at 1-800-829-3676 and


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I am asking Anderson Township residents to volunteer for the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should check in at Anderson Center Station between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Each volunteer will receive trash bags, gloves and a free T-shirt! After the event, Penn Station has donated lunches for the volunteers. Lisa Cochran Anderson Township

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ask for IRS Publication Number 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. People who are deaf or hard of hearing Sue Denny may call the IRS numCommunity toll-free ber, 1-800-829Press guest 4059. columnist If you wish to have federal taxes withheld from your check, see our tax withhold web page at Social Security has no authority to withhold state or local taxes from your benefit. Many states

I keep reading articles that the Forest Hills Local School District needs to save money and cut their costs, so why is it that for the fourth year now they are not having the same spring breaks as the other schools that they bus to do? The calendar is also out for next school year and they are going to break the week BEFORE Easter, not the week of Easter

and local authorities do not tax Social Security benefits. You should contact your state or local taxing authority for more information. Other tax season reminders: Tax deadline is Monday, April 18 – The due date for 2010 Federal tax returns is Monday, April 18. If you plan to claim your children or any other dependents on your tax return, you will need to have a Social Security number for each individual. If you don't already have a Social Security number for a dependant, applications and filing requirements are available online at Request your SSA-1099 online – If you receive Social Security benefits, you may need to pay

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Column: Let’s eradicate prescription drug abuse “I live in a small rural town with a big city problem.” Brittany, a nursing student from Delaware County, reached out to me about the growing prescription drug abuse problem. She is not alone. It is an issue that touches Ohioans in all 88 counties. Right now, people can go from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for powerful pain killers and get far more than they need for their own legitimate use. Some of these so-called “pillmills” – places that distribute addictive pain killers with minimal oversight – are located in Florida, transforming the I-75 corridor that runs from Toledo to Miami into a prescription drug abuse highway. These pill-mills jeopardize Ohio’s economy and take a devastating toll on Ohio’s families and communities. It will take a combined effort to combat this growing problem. Diverting prescription drugs is illegal. Yet, it happens every day in our state. Prescription pain medications, such as Oxycodone, morphine, and methadone, are largely responsible for increasing numbers of overdoses and deaths in Ohio. Ohio’s death rate due to unintentional drug poisoning increased more than 350 percent from 1999 to 2008. Oxycodone and other opioids

caused more overdoses in Ohio in 2008 than heroin and cocaine combined. In recent years, accidental prescription drug overdoses have killed more Ohioans than auto accidents. As the national death toll doubled, deaths from prescription drug overdoses tripled in Ohio. According to the Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, the annual costs of unintentional drug overdose in Ohio reached $3.5 billion in so-called fatal costs (which include medical, work loss, and quality-of-life loss) and $31.9 million in non-fatal, hospital admitted costs. Here are several ways we can combat this costly and deadly problem: First, I’ve proposed that the state of Ohio establish a Medicaid “Lock-In” program, which would crack down on the illegal use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications. This program would prevent prescription drug abusers from acquiring excess prescription drugs – which they may abuse or illegally re-sell – by barring them from visiting multiple doctors and pharmacies. Second, we can continue Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and crack down on illegal transfers from Florida. I recently urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to maintain the pre-

scription drug monitoring program in his state. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), nearly all of the nation’s top 50 Oxycodone prescribers are based in Florida. Although every state is forced to make tough choices due to mounting budget deficits, eliminating drug monitoring programs have far-reaching implications. Florida’s pain clinics funnel unlawful prescription medication into Ohio, so it’s imperative that we stem this growing problem. Next, we should increase federal enforcement and resources from the DEA. A cohesive strategy can help keep our communities safe, which is why I’ve convened roundtables in Ohio with local, state, and federal officials to solve this problem. I am urging the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to redouble its efforts to shutter “pill mills” where prescription drugs are dispensed for non-medical reasons. I have also contacted President Obama to combat Medicaid prescription fraud, which robs taxpayers and fuels drug diversion. The vast majority of Medicaid beneficiaries use their Medicaid card appropriately – but we must stop those Medicaid enrollees who have been misusing their Medicaid cards from continuing this costly and dangerous practice. I have also supported “takeback” programs for unused drugs so hospitals have a safe way to

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Kids clap their hands to the beat of a drum.

Bang the drums

Sarah Clark, 6, of Anderson Township, dances along with the beat during the performance by Baba Charles.

Baba Charles, a performer with Drums for Peace, recently introduced Village Preschool children and their families to The ABCs of Percussion. Charles shared the traditions of percussive folkloric music from Africa, Brazil and Cuba during the event at the Salem Community Church in Anderson Township.


Baba Charles, right, got some help from the dads in the audience.

Tori Haverstraw, 5, of Anderson Township, records the performance.

Addison Reineke, 2, of Anderson Township, plays along. Vincent Fesenmeier, 2, of Anderson Township, plays along during a performance by Baba Charles.

Baba Charles plays the shekere.

Baba Charles, center, encourages a group of kids to play instruments and sing along.

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ART EXHIBITS Summerfair Cincinnati Scholastic Entries Exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower Level Atrium. Scholastic Art Awards entries by area 11th and 12th grade art students. Free. Presented by Summerfair Cincinnati. Through April 3. 531-0050; Anderson Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.

St. Margaret-St. John/Prince of Peace Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Murray Road, St. Margaret cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish with two sides and a drink. Also available are desserts, a la carte and drinks. Carryout available. Benefits Prince of Peace School. $7 dinners. Presented by St. Margaret of Cortona. 271-0856; Madisonville. Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 6136 Campus Lane, Paired with food. $15. 231-9463; Mount Washington. Friday Night Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Oakley Wines, 4027 Allston St., Suite B, Receive $5 rebate on admission with purchase of wine at full price. Family friendly. $10. 351-4392. Oakley. Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., American Legion Mount Washington Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., Dinner menu items include: fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, barbecue, macaroni and cheese, fries, applesauce and coleslaw. Desserts, coffee, tea, soft drinks and beer served. Carryout available. Family friendly. $6 and up. 231-7351. Mount Washington.

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Tu Sabado Latino, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., El Nuevo Tequilas Nite Club. Music by DJ Chalino y DJ Tavo. Ages 18 and up. $10; free women ages 21 and up before 11 p.m. 321-0220; East End.


The Fantasticks, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Susan Lucci, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author and television star discusses and signs “All My Life: A Memoir.”. Free. Line ticket required; available free with book purchase. 396-8960; Norwood.


The Civil Wars, 8:30 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Doors open 8 p.m. $13, $10 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 731-8000; Oakley. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


St. Cecilia Lenten Fish Fry and Bake, 4:307:30 p.m., St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, School cafeteria. Fried and baked fish and shrimp dinners, fried fish sandwich, cheese pizza, fries, baked potato, green beans, salad, onion rings, mushrooms, applesauce and coleslaw. Dinners $6-$8. Individual items 50 cents-$7. Presented by St. Cecilia Parish. 871-5757; Oakley. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Cafeteria. Includes deep-fried cod, shrimp Caesar salad, cheese pizza, sides, fruit, beverages and dessert. Carryout available. $9, $6 seniors, $4 grades K-6, free ages 5 and under. 871-4462; Mount Lookout. Guardian Angels Parish Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Guardian Angels Church, 6531 Beechmont Ave., Undercroft. Includes dinners and sides, fried and baked fish, shrimp, crab cakes, cheese pizza and bake sale items. Carryout available. Benefits Guardian Angels Parish. $1.50-$7.50; 10 percent senior discount. 231-7440; Mount Washington.

Make a Bigger Mess at the Manatee, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 4-7. With Miss Kelli. Family friendly. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley. ManaTea, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Treats and selections from decafe menu. Ages 2-6. $4. Registration required. 7312665. Oakley.


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


Spring Concert, 8 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Athenaeum chorale and orchestra performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets required. 2336138; Mount Washington.


Lenten Series: You will be Transformed, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., With Steve Ray, internationally renowned Catholic author, producer and speaker. Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Free. Through April 8. 388-4099; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2


Summerfair Cincinnati Scholastic Entries Exhibit, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 531-0050; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, $10. 2319463; Mount Washington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


Anderson Senior Center is having a Job Search Learning Lab from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. The lab is a technically oriented learning opportunity for those in job transition. The lab is free. Call 474-3100 or visit Pictured is Steve Long, founder and director of the Job Search Learning Labs, helping Anderson Township resident Amy Hicks with computer research. The labs provide job search advice as well as hands-on computer experience. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 4



Access’ Cin City Casino Party, 9-11:59 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Casino games, cocktails, appetizers, Vegas-style entertainers and raffle to win iPad 2 and other prizes. Music and cash bar. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; Mount Lookout. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 3


Summerfair Cincinnati Scholastic Entries Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 531-0050; Anderson Township. Pam Folsom, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.


Moon Over Buffalo, 2 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Please come with a resume and head shot. Free. Presented by Brieabi Productions. Through April 8. 513 405 1882; Anderson Township.


Orquesta Kandela, 7 p.m.-midnight, 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Free salsa lessons by Kama Salsa 7:30 p.m. Allfemale salsa band 8-11 p.m. Latin dance music by DJ Dani. $10 VIP, $8. 731-8000; Oakley.


Hedgeapple Trail Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Naturalistled hike. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Divorce Care, 6 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., With 13-week seminar, find help, discover hope and experience healing. $15. Registration requested. 871-1345; Hyde Park.

Job Search 101, Fundamentals of the Job Search Process, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Become what you were meant to be through four-step process: Assess and explore, goals and strategies, tactics and tools, and act and achieve. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. 8251555; Hyde Park.


The Dragonfly Foundation Benefit Concert, 6-10 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Music by Rachael Sage, internationally renowned singer, songwriter and producer. Benefits the Dragonfly Foundation. $30. Registration required. Presented by The Dragonfly Foundation. 494-6474; Mount Lookout.


Spring Preschool Nature Camp: Nature’s Babies, 12:30-2:30 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Weekly through May 9. Ages 4 and up who have not yet attended kindergarten. Different nature topic each week through games, crafts, stories, music and short hikes. $65, $55 city residents. Registration required by March 31. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 231-8678; California. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES The Joy of Painting: Landscape, 6-9 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Learn famous Bob Ross landscape painting method. Ages 16 and up. All skill levels. Family friendly. $50, $45 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

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Anderson Township History Room, 6-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Pre-School Open Gym, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2.388-4515. Anderson Township.


Family Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 351-3500; Hyde Park. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 6


Moon Over Buffalo, 7 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 513 405 1882; Anderson Township.


Anderson Township Historical Society Meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower Atrium, next to History Room. Ken Wilson, long-time member of ATHS and member of The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, tells how to find ancestors who were in battles that made the nation a union.231-2114. Anderson Township.


Waltz and Foxtrot Dancing, 7-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through May 11. $70, $60 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Pam Folsom, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.


Urinetown the Musical, 6:30-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Prepare 16 bars of contemporary Broadway song; bring sheet music, accompanist provided. Read from script and learn short movement combination, wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Summer youth theater program open to students in grades 8-12. E-mail for more information. Presented by Theatre in the Loop Entertainment. 404-4220. Anderson Township.


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Dear body of mine, are you my friend or are you my foe? ty in sleeping and a stomach t h a t insists on preceding us wherever we Father Lou go. Guntzelman Middle age and Perspectives after is when we work out thinking in another couple months we’ll be back to normal. But the old normal has forgotten where we live. A new normal winks at us in the mirror. Ever notice how we experience a low-level of irritation when little injuries occur and seem to hang on and on. “It’s not the pain,” we say, “it’s the inconvenience.” Wrong! It’s not just the inconvenience or the pain. It’s our too obvious aging, our mortality, our turncoat body that irritates us. Betrayal by a friend. Now it seems our bodies shout an assessment for all to hear. “This person is not worth as much as before because their body is losing it.”

Is an extended service warranty worth it? During this recession many people are buying used rather than new cars as a way to save money. Often, they’ll buy an extended service warranty to try to cover any problems that arise. But, what happens if the warranty company won’t pay for needed repairs? I’ve received several complaints about this over the years from people like Marybeth Camp of Eastgate. She said everything was great with the used car she bought in 2008 – until last December when the vehicle started sounding funny and then would not start. “Originally, we were quoted about $5,400 to fix the problem. They were working with our warranty service contract folks for inspections and various things to get the claim approved and get it done,” said Camp. The warranty company raised questions with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “Come to find out their original diagnosis was wrong. Now they believe it was an oil pump failure which caused so much damage to the engine. It requires a total engine replacement,” said Camp. Unfortunately, the warranty company still disagrees with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “From what they know, and the facts they have, the problem was caused due to lack of lubrication and maintenance – and they have denied my claim,” Camp said. Camp said her oil change records show she’s done nothing wrong when it comes to maintaining the car. Yet, while the repair shop and the warranty company keep arguing, Camp is pay-

Howard Ain Hey Howard!

People begin to send us funny birthday cards about going downhill, being impotent, wrinkled and irrelevant. But wait! If a human person in composed of more than a mere physical component to their being; if the purpose of living is the development of inner characteristics; if spiritual qualities like love count more than lust, wisdom more than strength, and compassion more than skin tone – then perhaps our bodies remain more of a friend than we realize. In a sense, our bodies slowly turn us around to look inside for our value rather than outside. Our changing bodies gradually erode pretenses, pride, and illusions. They reveal what we’re really made of. Our slackening bodies level the playing field between all of us and measure us by the same standards of inner character compassion, integrity and love. We come to realize that we are a mystery larger than the confines of our body. Not only are we responsible for raising our children, we are also responsi-

ble for raising ourselves – especially in the second half of life. The long-term neglect of the growth of self, and a backward yearning to regain youth, will have its effects on us. Commonly it’s expressed in that crankiness that is the leakage of repressed anger. As Dr. Hollis notes, “Rather than mellowing most people become more of

what they already are. Those who whine will now whine more, those dependent now will become children, those in denial now will blame others.” The only true cure for negative aging is inner growth. What is most healing for older adults is the knowledge that they are still loved and capable of loving. Our bodies may seem to have turned into our foe.

Yet it is our bodies, more than any other physical thing, that teach us the temporary nature of this world – and nudge us to hear the wisdom we need to hear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Withamsville reader Amy Nichols and her daughter, Sophia, show off a plate of their favorite pasta dish. Anyway, I’m the one at the gym in the back row, messing up on a regular basis while Maggie performs splendidly. (Maggie is my personal cheerleader). Between Maggie and Amy, I enjoy the workouts. Amy’s always encouraging, but doesn’t make me feel weird about it. I was curious as to how she landed in the fitness field. Amy grew up in Connecticut in an Italian family. “My grandmother, Anna Trombetto, lives in Connecticut and is a fabulous cook. She inspired my love of cooking. In an Italian family, food equals love,” she said. Amy earned a degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales and lived

in the South working at an inn and on a plantation. Her husband’s job brought them to Cincinnati. Now comes the inspiring part. Amy told me “after starting a family and having been diagnosed with lupus at 22, I found it increasingly difficult to continue in the culinary industry.” After daughter Sophia’s birth (she’s now 7) Amy decided she wanted to get healthy “and just plain feel better.” She looked for a natural way to manage the pain and symptoms of a chronic disease. In 2006 she joined Fitworks. “It was amazing to see and feel the changes I was making to my body. I no longer needed any medication and I have never felt better,” said Amy. “A few years ago I decided to train to be a group fitness instructor and share with others what fitness has done for me. It is so inspiring, for example, to see a woman battling cancer and going through chemo still find the energy to workout. The power of fitness on the mind and body is truly amazing,” she said. With March being nutrition month, I asked Amy to share a healthy recipe, and she shared this one, which is daughter Sophia’s favorite. Amy is a wonderful example of trying to stay healthy by eating well and

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Red, yellow and orange bell peppers, roasted in the oven until skins are blackened 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 oz. baby spinach 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 1 ⁄4 cup fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin) 1 ⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Peel and seed roasted peppers and cut into julienne strips. In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add spinach, 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Sauté spinach until soft, two to three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add rest of garlic, peppers, wine, broth and rest of salt. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta until tender to bite. Stir basil, spinach and extra virgin olive oil into the

roasted pepper sauce. Toss pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Serves six. For more awesome health tips from Amy, check out my online column at Just do a search for “Heikenfeld.”

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For Mrs. Johnson, who wanted to know how to make it more flavorful. “Just cooking it in water doesn’t do it,” she said.

2 cups broth 1 teaspoon garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup couscous, whole wheat if you can find it Garnish: Shredded Parmesan or feta, chopped tomatoes, green onions Bring broth and garlic to a boil. Stir in couscous. Turn off heat, cover and let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork and garnish to taste.

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If I have leftover greens, I’ll shred them up and add them to the couscous after it’s cooked. They wilt nicely. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.




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exam required months of study to be fully prepared. On Jan. 21 and 22, the students took their exam individually each taking about two hours. They were required to demonstrate five dances and then verbally answered questions on the “theory” of Highland dancing. It is a lot of material and the examiner could ask questions from any area of the book the girls studied. The examiner then sent the scores to Scotland to be logged and, after several weeks, the dancers got their results with a score of “Pass,” “Commended” or “Highly Commended.” Ruelhman excelled with a “Commended” Score and Molly received a score of “Highly Commended.” Ruehlman will start college this fall at a school yet to be determined. Calico is now working at Mercy Health Partners. All three hope to begin teaching dance at Allegro soon.

DAR meeting

On Feb. 19, the Clough Valley Chapter of the National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation with a gala luncheon at the RSVP Banquet Hall in Loveland. The chapter was founded in December 1960 and continues to meet regularly on the third Saturday of the month, with the exception of the months of January, July and August. The meetings are at the Eastgate Retirement Village. Honored guests at the celebration were Patsy Johnson Gaines, past Ohio State Regent, and Sharlene Jackson Shoaf, current Ohio State Regent. Gaines was compelling as she brought to life the story of the maker of our American flag, and the atmosphere of colonial Philadelphia during which the event took place. The luncheon was a gathering of new and old faces,

guests, and family members. A poignant program was presented featuring a special slide show, a retrospective of the past 50 years of the chapters’ DAR moments. It evoked a mixture of a lot of laughter and some misty eyes as the slides appeared on the screen. The DAR is open to all women 18 years and older who can establish direct descent from a Revolutionary War serviceman, woman or patriot. Interested parties are invited to contact the Chapter Registrar, Anne Ross at 7530335 for more information.

Genealogy meeting

The April Meeting of the Genealogy Group will meet at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Avenue. Karen Everett, Education Director for the Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will present “Genealogical Potpourri.” Everett is an instructor in genealogy at the University of Cincinnati and conducts seminars for the Hamilton County Genealogical Society. Everyone interested in genealogy is invited to attend. The event is free, but small donations will be accepted.

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An exhibit of Scholastic Visual Art Awards entries from area 11th and 12th grade art students will be on display at the Anderson Center as part of Summerfair Cincinnati’s High School Scholarship Initiative. The exhibit runs now through Sunday, April 3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The exhibit is free. Call 531-0050 for more information, visit or e-mail


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James E. Masten

James E. Masten, 67, of Mount Washington died March 18. Survived by wife, Esther Masten; children Margit Kinman, Billy Edward Masten, Patty Meyers, James Edward and Robert Edward Masten, Troy Eugene Shepherd, Tracy Bruce Kennedy and Daniel Wayne Kennedy; and grandchildren Shannon and Tera Lynn Wetherbee, Brittany and Heidi Masten, Shelby, Chelsie and Trevor Shepherd and Jacob and Caleb Kennedy. Preceded in death by father, Merald S. Masten and mother, Mary E. Kelch.

William C. McNeilly

William C. McNeilly, 85, of Anderson Township died March 18.

RELIGION Anderson Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ

The church, pastored by Liz DeWeese, conducts Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Childcare and classes are available during the service. Sunday adult Bible study is 9:15 a.m. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Township; 474-2237;;

Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills UMC, across from Anderson Towne Center on Forest is having its annual Spring Rummage Sale at 8:30 a.m. April 8 and 9, with a $2 “Early Entry” to IHN Homeless New Beginnings each day. Regular sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 8, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Saturday is the “Bag Sale.” The Spring Rummage Sale will have outstanding values of sale merchandise featured in over 15,000 square feet filled with slightly used women, men, children and baby clothes, shoes, fine and costume jewelry, house wares, linens, rugs, curtains, pillows, small and large toys, games, puzzles, movies, books, small appliances, large selection of furniture and a like new Boutique. For further Spring Rummage Sale information or to contribute a donation for the sale, contact Chairperson Barbara Donnelly at 231-5988. The Anderson Hills United Methodist Women would like to thank the Greater Cincinnati Community for their support and ask their continued support for 2011 as they begin another year of fundraiser’s that will help those in need locally, nationally and globally. The church is at 7515 Forest Road; 231-4172;

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church is welcoming evangelist Frank Butler during the regular 10 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, April 17. Butler, an Australian, was a musician who played for AC/DC, the Bee Gees, Queen and others before he committed to serving God. He was also one of the founding members and musicians at Hillsong City Church in Sydney, Australia. For more information, visit The church has recently undertaken a Bus Transportation Ministry. The bus has been running, but expansion is in the works. The church has certified, insured bus drivers who pick up youth (with permission slip) or people of any age to attend Sunday morning services. The bus will also go to nearby nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

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Kathleen G. Murphy, 88, of Anderson Township died March 21. Survived by son, Mike (Susan) Murphy; daughters Kathy (Tim) Holly and Debbie (Mark) Porta; grandchildren Chris (Tre), Kim (Keith), Katie, Michelle (Mike), Michael, Elisha, Mitchell and Trevor; and six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Paul N. Murphy; and parents Dayton Mitchell and Virgie Wentz. Services were March 24 at Calvary Chapel. Memorials to: Calvary Chapel, 986 Nordyke Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Ellen M. Boboltz, 85, of Anderson Township died March 19. Survived by husband, Lee M. Boboltz; son, David L. Boboltz; daughters Barbara A. Neal and Carolyn K. (Bari) Courts; and grandchildren Matthew, Mitchell, Brandy, Cara, Natasha and Alexandra. Preceded in death by father, Royal E. Jackson and mother, Agness Munro. Services were March 25 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255; or the American Cancer Society,

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Norma E. Betz, 88, of Anderson Township died March 16. Survived by daughter, Judy Emrick; grandchildren Mac (Debbie) and Dirk (Stephanie) Emrick; and great-grandchildren Joey, Vincent, Elizabeth and Vivian. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph E. Betz; father, George Klaserner; and mother, Marguerite Meister. Services were March 19 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes Association in honor of Joseph Howard Emrick, 8041 Hosbrook Road, Suite 422, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Survived by wife, Eliane R. McNeilly; son, William C. McNeilly Jr.; daughters Shelly (Stephen) Caton and Beth (David) Carver; sister, Patricia (Chuck) Amrhyn; and grandchildren Sean, Brandon, Jamie and Lindsay. Preceded in death by father, William L. McNeilly; and mother, Lorraine Clark. Services were March 22 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: St. Vincent DePaul Society, 1125 Bank St., Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Guardian Angels Church, 6531 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.


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March 30, 2011


Criminal damage

Tire cut on vehicle at 1451 Nagel Road, Feb. 28.


Criminal mischief

Toilet paper, etc. thrown into trees and landscaping at 6927 Royal Green, March 12.

Domestic violence

At Foxtrail Lane, March 12. At Clough Pike, March 7. At Clough Pike, March 8. At State Road, March 9.

Drug possession

Male juvenile had pills in possession at Turpin High at Bartels Road, March 7.


X-Box games, ring, etc. taken; over $1,000 at 1337 Voll, March 14. GPS unit, glasses, etc. taken from vehicle at 1168 Ayershire, March 12. I-Pod charger taken from Radio Shack at Beechmont Avenue, March 7. Ring taken from Getz Jewelers; $2,500 at Beechmont Avenue, March 12. Septic tank pump taken; $750 at 676

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, March 7.


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Eight Mile Road, March 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $32.24 at Ohio 125, March 3. Merchandise taken from Biggs/Remke; $180 at Beechmont Avenue, March 11. DVDs taken from Kmart; $46 at Beechmont Avenue, March 4. Vehicle purchased on Internet (Craigs List), never received at 1387 Columbus Ave., March 3. Drugs taken from pharmacy at Walgreen’s at Eight Mile Road, March 4. Jewelry taken; $2,825 at 1917 Eight Mile, Feb. 24. Auto parts taken from vehicle at Cincinnati Used Auto Sales at Beechmont Avenue, March 4. Wallet taken from counter at Kmart at Beechmont Avenue, March 12. I-Pod taken; $300 at 1851 Wanninger, March 5. Credit cards taken from wallet in office of Target at Ohio 125, March 11.

Violation of protection order

Female reported offense at 1212 Sutton Road, March 9.

About police reports 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,



James W. Lippert, born 1944, failure confine dog, March 6. Melissa Carter, born 1977, falsification, 4443 Eastern Ave., March 7. Courtney Hardy, born 1988, assault knowingly harm victim, 2500 Beechmont Ave., March 8. Edwin Orabona, born 1960, violation of temporary protection order, 6335 Beechmont Ave., March 7.

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. Gordon Ed Asher, born 1969, domestic violence, 2238 Salvador St., March 9. Jaime Swinegar, born 1981, menacing, 5571 Beechmont Ave., March 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault 2500 Beechmont Ave., March 8. 6100 Cambridge Ave., March 8.

Breaking and entering

2329 Beechmont Ave., March 4.


1140 Wilshire Ave.: O’Brien J. Jeff to Federal National Mortgage Association; $80,000. 1215 Bondick Drive: M&M Family Improvement LLC to Reese Kristina M.; $83,000. 1277 Tallberry Drive: Watkins Jason A. & Tiffany M. Riddle to Brandt David W. & Nancy F.; $116,000. 1447 Verdale Drive: Finn Marilyn R. to Schmolt Paul J. & Jeannie L.; $129,901. 1666 Turquoise Drive: Roesch Robert E. to Hsbc Mortgage Corp. (USA); $78,000. 2540 Viking Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Montgomery Candance & Stephen; $70,000. 2732 Lakewood Pointe Drive: Primacy Relocation LLC to Dolbey John

M. & Rolanda J.; $741,000. 2732 Lakewood Pointe Drive: Meshay Michael L. & Jacquelynn K. to Primacy Relocation LLC; $782,500. 3582 Mount Carmel Road: Herbert David V. & Amy E. Jensen to Allen James Patrick; $192,500. 4162 Round Bottom Road: Louiso Properties LLC to Bee Holdings Limited Partnership; $30,000. 5990 Orchard Drive: Deshler Emily M. & Jason P. to Labar John; $175,000. 6151 Berkinshaw Drive: Beacom Billie Faye to Shibiya Kara M. & Christopher R.; $153,500. 7380 Ridgepoint Drive: Cranmer Melanie N. & Edward J. II to Greer Vicki; $90,000. 7788 Soaring Eagle Court: Smith Karen L. to Chester William E. & Karen S.; $535,000. 7887 Ymca Road: Housley Boby J. & Loretta P. to 4169 Roundbottom


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1617 Brandon Ave., March 5. 1641 Clio Ave., March 10.

Domestic violence

Salvador St., F, March 9.


2261 Beechmont Ave., March 4. 6619 Coffey St., March 8.



Elysia Bowling, 24, 3730 Hyde Park Ave., bench warrant, March 4. Daniel Bayer, 48, 1088 Covedale Drive, bench warrant, March 4. William Polston, 18, 6819 Lake St., bench warrant, March 6. Casey Lomax, 22, 1833 Eden Road, obstructing official business, March 8. Matthew Uhlinger, 42, 349 Dalton St., bench warrant, March 8. Seth Jonah, 29, 3720 East St., bench warrant, March 9.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 7940 Main St., March 4.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. LLC; $750. 7889 Ymca Road: Housley Bobby Joe & Loretta P. to 4169 Roundbottom LLC; $750. 8524 Ivy Trails Drive: Land Kelly D. & Vanessa L. Vargas to Oville Ind LLC; $761,000.


5925 Berte St.: Bank Of Kentucky Inc. to Stringer Martin J.; $32,000. 5929 Berte St.: Bank Of Kentucky

Inc. to Stringer Martin J.; $32,000. 5937 Berte St.: Bank Of Kentucky Inc. to Stringer Martin J.; $32,000. 5940 Panama Ave.: Bank Of Kentucky Inc. to Stringer Martin J.; $32,000.


2255 Suffolk St.: Rafter Michael J. & Sunny Elizabeth to Hsbc Bank USA National Association Tr; $88,000. 6512 Craigland Court: Greenwell Eric M. & Kathleen M. to Laybourne Jessie E.; $125,000.


7128 Thorndale Lane: Brookstone Homes LLC to Stringer Paul Raymond; $180,450. 7724 Oyster Bay Lane: Crawford Robert D. to Carroll Donald R.; $365,000.

O’Brien case schedule for pretrial conference


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taken from vacant residence at 1124 Nordyke, March 11.

Telana S. Bush, 36, 6983 Wetheridge Drive, drug instrument, March 6. Juvenile, 14, assault, March 7. Juvenile, 15, assault, March 7. James A. White, 18, 1268 Birney Lane, theft, March 7. James M. Bay, 48, 7753 Fox Trail, domestic violence, March 12. Michael Murray, 47, 6381 Clough Pike No. 1, domestic violence, March 7. Angela M. Hale, 37, 6381 Clough Pike No. 1, domestic violence, March 7. Jessica N. Steele, 33, 6415 Clough Pike, domestic violence, March 8. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, March 7.


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Catherine & Eric Bollmann are proud to announce the birth of their son...Michael Christopher Bollmann. He arrived on March 15, 2011 at 9:39 p.m. weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long. He is the first grandchild for Bob & Joanne Bollmann and Ken Pray & Mary Ohlinger-Pray.

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A lawsuit against Anderson Township Trustee Kevin O’Brien will come before a judge on Wednesday, April 6. O’Brien was sued by his former employer Robert W. Baird and Co. for repayment of $336,175 from a settlement the company made with a client. A pretrial conference before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel is scheduled for 1 p.m. The client, Ross Brooks, accused O’Brien of making unauthorized withdrawals from an account and taking money for personal use. O’Brien has denied all claims against him. His attorney, Howard Cade, said the judge will likely set a trial date at the conference. “I’m not sure at this point if it would be settled or go to trial,” Cade said. The lawsuit, filed in late April 2010, called O’Brien’s conduct in making the unauthorized withdrawals “willful and malicious.” “By not reimbursing Baird for its payment to Brooks, O’Brien has wrongfully retained the benefit of not having to pay for the damages he caused,” the lawsuit states. Baird also seeks $8,129 plus interest for the remaining principal on a $32,500 promissory note the company issued to O’Brien. O’Brien filed a counterclaim alleging that Robert W. Baird & Co. was in breach of contract by “refusing and failing to pay” a $280,000 bonus for business he brought to the

company in the late 1990s. The counterclaim alleges that “Baird has wrongfully retained the O’Brien benefit of O ’ B r i e n ’s efforts on its behalf and been unjustly enriched.” Baird has denied the allegations in the counterclaim. O’Brien has faced calls for resignation from the Anderson Township Board of Trustees since a report from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) began publicly circulating after he was elected in November 2009. The report stated O’Brien was discharged from his former employer in September 2008 and was permanently barred from the securities industry. O’Brien has repeatedly said he will not step down from his trustee position and neither the lawsuit nor the FINRA report affect his responsibilities as a trustee. In early 2010, a group of Anderson Township residents successfully petitioned the court to have O’Brien’s bond increased from the state minimum of $1,000. Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker set the maximum bond at $25,000 and O’Brien agreed to that amount before the case went to trial. For more about your community, visit township.


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