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Medians planned for safety By Lisa Wakeland

Beechmont Avenue will likely have its first median by the end of this year.

Anderson Township plans to construct three medians on Five Mile Road this summer. The project was bumped up because of Hamilton County’s plans to repave this section of the roadway, from Interstate 275 to Beechmont Avenue.

The Anderson Township trustees recently authorized a bid for a single, landscaped median on Beechmont Avenue as an alternate to the bid package for the three Five Mile Road medians. Steve Sievers, assistant township administrator and development services director, said the Beechmont Avenue median, roughly 200 feet long would be across from Towne Center Way and an access drive for Stein Mart. “We have been working extensively with the Ohio Department of Transportation to begin introducing (medians) where feasible and where they can provide safety improvements along Beechmont, not just decorative improvements as was originally contemplated for some areas,” he said. “I also think it will allow the public to fully realize what Beechmont could be ... and realize safety and traffic flow improvements as well.” Sievers said the estimated construction cost for the Beechmont Avenue median is $70,000.

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Anderson Township has planned three medians – from Interstate 275 to Old Five Mile Road, from Woodcroft Drive to Jager Court and from Jager Court to Nimitzview Drive – to coincide with Hamilton County’s plans to resurface Five Mile road. These medians, Sievers said, would mimic the medians on the northern portion of Five Mile Road and would not impact access. Cisterns would be installed under each segment to collect

KEITH BARKLAGE/STAFF storm water and irrigate the medians, Sievers said. Close to $650,000 has been budgeted for that project. Public Works Director Richard Shelley said this type of construction is very competitive right now and he believes the township could save on both projects because of the economy of scale. Sievers said construction on the Five Mile Road medians would begin immediately to accommodate the county’s paving schedule.

One of Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s most popular events is the Citizen of the Year Award Banquet. The event honors the outstanding citizen, businesses, students, educators and volunteers of the year. Last week, chamber officials released the names of the finalists by category. FULL STORY, A2

Voice your opinion

The Forest Hills Local School District is planning meetings to discuss the reconfiguration of the district buildings. Do you plan to attend? 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.

Poll results

The results of the March 24 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at township asking readers how they feel about lowering the speed limit on Five Mile Road at Nimitzview Drive are: Yes: (10) 18.52% No:



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Anderson Township plans to install flashing pedestrian signals, like this one at Turpin High School, along Salem Road. The signals will be at Beech Acres Park and Beacon Street.

Anderson Twp. plans Salem changes By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township is working on improvements to the Salem Road business district. The trustees recently authorized a $13,852 engineering contract to restripe the road and $10,000 to purchase and install pedestrian-activated signals. These changes are part of the short-term improvements to the area that were identified by University of Cincinnati students during a 2008 study of the business district. Paul Drury, assistant director of development services, said the township will partner with the county on the restriping plan, which will identify turn and trav-




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el lanes as well as mark on-street parking. “That alone would be a vast safety improvement, not only for vehicles but for pedestrians,” Drury said. Steve Sievers, assistant administrator and development services director, said the traffic pattern for most of the road will not be different and it will be one travel lane with a wide shoulder. The three left turn lanes will be at Beacon Street, Alnetta Drive and Beech Acres Park. Pedestrian-activated flashing signals, similar to those at Turpin High School and on Newtown Road, will be installed at Beacon Street and Beech Acres Park. Jill Jenkins, a Mount Washington resident who regularly visits

“The long-term improvements are quite extensive and this was something we could do ... and at least advance the Salem study, put some investment in this business district and give some attention to that neighborhood as well.”

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Chamber of commerce announces award finalists The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced finalists for its Citizen of the Year awards. The finalists by category are: • Citizen of the Year finalists: Kevin Schuler Brown, (in memoriam), Jim Hay and Forest S. Heis.

• Business of the Year finalists: Appearance Plus Cleaners; C3: Creating Connections Consulting, LLC; Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan; and T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. • Volunteer of the Year finalists: Ralph “Deanâ€? Fontaine, Marie “Pinkyâ€?


Award: John B. Patzwald, Ph.D. • Anderson Area Educator of the Year winners: Kathy Holly, Nagel Middle School; and Jeanne Spurlock, McNicholas High School. • Anderson Area Student of the Year winners: Rachel

Hain, Turpin High School; and McKenzie Corbin, Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Winners will be announced at the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award banquet 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the

Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. LOCAL 12 Sports Director Brad Johansen will be the event’s guest speaker. For information or to make a reservation for the event, contact the chamber office at 474-4802 or info@

Republican club to host judges night The Anderson Township Republican Club, including Newtown and Mount Washington, is hosting Judges Night Wednesday, April 7, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the



business meeting at 7 p.m. Featured speakers will be the Republican Hamilton County judicial candidates with Democrat opposition in the Nov. 2 election: Judge Sylvia Hendon, court of appeals; Megan Shanahan,

common pleas court; John Williams, juvenile court; Jon Sieve, domestic relations court; and Pat Fischer, court of appeals. Club dues are $20 per individual/family. Remit by April 4 to be listed on the

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Kocoshis and Jeff Rosa. • Civic Volunteer of the Year finalists: Rita Sroufe, Community Emergency Response Team; Anderson Township Historical Society; and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ on Patrol Coordinators. • Special Recognition

A representative from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be filming a segment at the Anderson Community Television studios Tuesday, April 6. Residents can submit questions by calling 474-3488 or sending an e-mail to Nicki Bishop at

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Rec center coordinator returns By Forrest Sellers

For Paul Brondhaver, it was almost like a homecoming. After being deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 and spending nearly a year recuperating from injuries he sustained during his tour of duty, Brondhaver is back at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center. Brondhaver, who is a resident of Anderson Township, had been a recreation specialist coordinator at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center prior to his deployment. In January he returned to the center as a service area coordinator. “In my farewell letter to the staff and kids in 2003, I closed with the line that ‘I look forward to seeing and working with all of you upon my return,’” said Brondhaver. “It took about seven years, but I’m back.” Brondhaver has been

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involved with Cincinnati recreation for more than 20 years. He started as a lifeguard at a pool in Clifton and also worked at the Westwood and Madisonville recreation centers. “He brings a wealth of experience,” said Mark Celsor, east region supervisor for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. “He is very good in working with the community, especially youth and teens.” Brondhaver has started a

teen council at the center so they will have “a voice,” he said. “A group of organized youth can not only impact their community, but also be a role model for other youth,” said Brondhaver. Brondhaver said he also wants to have more family nights at the center and is working to have an American flag placed at the front of the center. Brondhaver is married and has three children.

Newtown purchases Lake Barber By Rob Dowdy

The village of Newtown is now the proud owner of Lake Barber, despite being unsure how or if it will be used by the village. During the March 23 Newtown Village Council meeting, members voted to exercise its right of first refusal and purchase the lake, which is being sold by Citadel Investments for $20,000. The village had

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Transition Anderson moves toward sustainable living By Lisa Wakeland

Next meeting Transition Anderson is hosting a public meeting to clarify its goals and objectives, brainstorm ideas and discuss members’ progress in the five focus areas. • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 • Where: Anderson Center, large community room, 7850 Five Mile Road. • For details, e-mail Debbie Weber at transition or visit

They’re daunting global problems but Transition Anderson is trying to tackle the issues on a local level. The new group – less than a year old – is part of a larger Transition movement with more than 40 national and international initiatives. “We’re taking an integrated and inclusive approach to build resilience within our community to withstand the effects of climate change, a decrease in oil supply and economic

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Debbie and Jim Weber, two of the five co-founders of Transition Anderson, review progress and discuss topics for the upcoming public meeting.

Movie series Transition Anderson hosts a movie series on the second Wednesday of the month, through June, with a discussion following. • This month’s film will be “No Impact Man,” which tells the story of a man living in New York City who tries to live ing an educational movie series at the Anderson library branch. Jim said the group also helps “re-skill” members by teaching old skills in new

without any carbon footprint for one year. • When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 • Where: Anderson library branch, 7450 State Road. • Call 369-6030, or visit ways, such as preserving food via canning or dehydration like previous generations often did. Members have hosted cheese and bread making

Everyone wins at ‘Souper’ fundraiser By Rob Dowdy

Inter Parish Ministry is hoping to raise money for

its numerous services through unique soup bowls, an airplane hangar and a silent auction that includes a puppy. The group is hosting the seventh annual Soup Bowl Celebration Saturday, April 24, at the Air 10 Jet Center at Lunken Airport. The fundraiser features a silent auction and 10 to 12 varieties of soup prepared by area restaurants as well as one-of-a-kind handpainted soup bowls for those in attendance. “Part of the fun is seeing all these individual bowls displayed,” said Gail Koford, development director of Inter Parish Ministry. Due to the event’s location within Lunken Airport, those in attendance also may see a Warbird airplane, weather permitting. Author Nora Stanger will serve as guest speaker, while Anthony Munoz will emcee the event.


Inter Parish Ministry volunteers (from left) Dave Boyles, Chuck Swanson, Clough Crossings owner Gary Sammons and volunteer Sharon Brummett take a seat at Clough Crossings to discuss Inter Parish Ministry’s upcoming Soup Bowl Celebration, in which attendees will receive custom-made soup bowls painted by local artists. Koford said this year’s fundraiser promises to offer the fun of the previous events, with all the proceeds going to raise money to help the organization continue serving people in need. During 2009, IPM served more than 11,000 people at their pantries in Newtown and Batavia. Last year’s Soup Bowl

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workshops, and plan to remove invasive honeysuckle in Bauer Preserve, at the corner of Clough Pike and Nagel Road. Debbie said the Transition Anderson initiative helps put future generations on the right path to tackle these larger problems. “It’s not a question of if it’s going to happen, it’s when,” Jim said. “The big question is, what are we going to use and how will we transition to a new way of living?”

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Celebration was at the Phoenix downtown, but Koford said Inter Parish Ministry seeks a different venue each year. Volunteer Chuck Swanson said the group was forced to turn people away two weeks before the celebration due to space constraints, so they sought a bigger venue. “We ran out of room last year,” he said. They found that venue in an airplane hangar at Lunken Airport, where Koford said the non-profit is expecting 300 to 400 people, though the hangar can comfortably hold 500 attendees.

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Facilities committee Anderson Culinary Club keeps things cooking prepares for forums By Shelby Stevlingson Student correspondent

By Forrest Sellers

Next month the Forest Hills Local School District staff will begin involving the community in discussions about facilities. During a recent board of education meeting, facilities committee members proposed four building configurations for the district. These were taken from several considered by the committee. To share these proposals with the community and gather input, committee members are organizing a number of small group forums in April. Two community discussions also are planned for Wednesday, April 28, and Saturday, May 1. “What we’re trying to achieve is to get the word out,” said Tom Fernandez, a principal with SFA Architects Inc. “Everyone will be able to provide feedback.” During a meeting of the facilities committee Monday, March 22, members discussed how to structure the forums which will involve a variety of groups including the boosters, staff from various schools and local organiza-

tions. “We’ll need to make the information we provide succinct,” said Superintendent John Patzwald. Committee members said the length of some of the forums could be as short as 15 minutes. “It’s important to ask the g r o u p s (whether) they have any specifPatzwald ic expectations,” said Glen Prasser, a committee member. Committee members said they would likely prepare an information sheet to be distributed at the forums. They also said it was important to let people attending the forums know that no decision had been made on a specific configuration. “Our parents want to be wellinformed and ask questions,” said Jennifer Renfro, president of the PTA at Turpin High School, who attended the committee meeting. “I’m still forming opinions and keeping an open mind.”

Every Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., a meeting is called at Anderson High School to – who would have guessed – make food. The Culinary Club does just that every Tuesday of every week. The membership in the Culinary Club at AHS has grown this year. More students are beginning to see how fun, relaxing and enjoyable cooking is. Sophomore Kelly Peterson has been part of the club for two years and says she loves it. “I never realized how many friends I have made from Culinary Club. Many of the members I met freshman year are my best friends now and I can thank this club for

that,” said Peterson. Not only do the members of the club bring the laid-back feeling to meetings, the teacher in charge does as well. Elizabeth Horn has run Culinary Club for several years and the members believe she is the reason it is so enjoyable. “Ms. Horn keeps the meetings entertaining and not boring; especially when we aren’t cooking,” said sophomore Marie Harford. “For example, when we are discussing what everyone should make next meeting, Ms. Horn is constantly cracking jokes and making everybody laugh.” Not only does Horn take charge at meetings, so does the president of the Culinary Club, sophomore Sabine Loos. Loos was nominated president

this year for her dedication to the club. She said she takes being president very seriously, but likes to make sure she is enjoying herself and the company of friends at all times. She also assures all the cooking at meetings is not only eaten by the members of the club, but is made and given to participants of other activities. “We made caramel apples for the Great Tailgate during homecoming week and have given food to other after-school activities that had meetings at the same time as ours,” said Loos. “Everyone in the club gets along, which makes the cooking and baking process go a lot faster and more amusing, opposed to just sitting and waiting for the food to cook.”

FHSD students hold Global Summit A group of Forest Hills School District students recently confronted weighty issues of the world as they participated in the first Forest Hills Global Youth Summit. The summit was held at Nagel Middle School and involved about 100 sixth-grade students representing the Extended Learning Opportunity groups from all six district elementary schools. During this summit the students discussed and shared information regarding several of the Millennium Goals identified by the United Nations. The Millennium Goals addressed by the Forest Hills students were poverty and hunger, childhood health and universal education. Making the task even more challenging for the ELO students, they looked at these issues from the vantage point of different countries including Turkmenistan, Brazil and Ecuador. Mercer Elementary sixth-grader Melanie Langan said that preparing for the summit required a lot of work. “I thought it was a good and fun opportunity to learn about other countries,” Langan said. Students researched the Millennium Goals with a focus on specific countries. Following the research the children held discus-


From left, students Maria Henriquez of Sherwood Elementary and Kate Schlosser of Wilson Elementary discuss the challenges faced by Brazilians during the first Forest Hills Global Youth Summit. sions and created tri-fold boards identifying the challenges faced by numerous countries. The activity also presented the opportunity to see the problems faced by other countries, said Langan. During the summit the students were divided into three, rotating groups. The groups moved through

three stations: Spokespersons group, who shared with others information displayed on the trifold boards; traveling group, where they toured the tri-folds and interacted with the spokespersons; and Socratic discussion group, where the students, lead by a moderator, engaged in discussion about the identified millennium goals.

AHS actors win top awards at conference


Theatre performers and designers from the Anderson High School Thespian Society competed at an all-state thespian conference March 19-20 in Ashland, Ohio. Thirty-one students submitted entries or performed prepared works in 12 different categories, including musical theatre, acting, mime, costume construction, stage management, dance, film and playwriting. In six of these categories, the students were awarded superior ratings and were selected to compete at the national level, which takes place this summer. This was the most first-place awards in

Jones visits Nagel

Sen. Shannon Jones has made several visits to the Forest Hills School District in recent months. During her visits she has spent time with administrators, toured buildings and presented to the Forest Hills Board of Education. Here, during a building visit, she explains to students in the Nagel Team 7-2 classroom of Carolyn Place how government works.

recent history for the school. Students were also awarded excellent ratings in five other categories. Olivia Donnelly, Margie Lund, Alix Rosa, Nathan Reynolds and Pat Lambert also were chosen as overall winners in their categories and were asked by the judges to present their works during the closing ceremony Sunday. Students who received a superior rating are: Olivia Donnelly (Solo Musical); Sam Ray and Annie Hobson (Duet Musical); Shannon Sheridan, Megan Peters, Marie Burns, Tony Giver, Lissa Stamler, Alex Yersky, M.K. Win-

stead, Dan Lees, Emily Ellis, Brad Settle, Brian Moore, Bailey Rankin, Erin Zins, Christine Justice and Annie Mulcahey (Group Musical); Nathan Reynolds and Pat Lambert (Duet Mime); Margie Lund (Stage Management); and Alix Rosa (Costume Construction. Students who received an excellent or Good rating are: Cody Foster (Monologue); Megan Anderson and Beth Seeley (Duet Acting); Jeff Heimbrock (Solo Musical Theatre Dance); Justin White (Film); Delia Su (Playwright); and Audrey Platt, Bre Jeffery and Sam Straley (Group Acting).


Isabella Rose has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Wittenberg University. She is a 2008 graduate of Anderson High School.

Erica Turer has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Butler University. A 2007 graduate of Anderson High School, she is the daughter of Allen and Nancy Turer.

Jennifer Renee Head has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Washington University. She is from Newtown.

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All-star lineup

Thomas More College sophomore pitcher Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High School graduate, was named to the College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup March 24. Uhl also was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week March 22. And, he was named the NCAA Division III National Co-Pitcher of the Week by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Uhl went 2-0 on the mound with a 0.00 earned run average recently, as he fired 10 shutout innings while giving up just one hit and two walks and striking out five. Against Penn StateBehrend College March 19, he fired the sixth no-hitter in NCAA Division III this season en route to a complete game 10-0 victory over the Lions.

Scoreless pitching

Anderson High School graduate T.C. Wethington pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the College of Mount St. Joseph to post his first save and make a winner of reliever Stuart Simons, a Mariemont High School graduate, who evened his 2010 record at 1-1, March 23, against Wilmington College.

Five kills

College of Mount St. Joseph men’s volleyball player John Dumford, a McNicholas High School graduate, had five kills in the Mount’s loss at Carthage College Invitational against Cardinal Stritch, March 19.

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SIDELINES Soccer sign-ups

The non-profit organization Hammer FC is conducting the spring edition of its Youth Development Academy to provide children a fun and developmentally appropriate environment to grow through the sport of soccer. The academy is 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, April 7, 13, 21, 28; May 5, 12. Rain date is May 19. Classes will be at the Hammer Training Facility at Four Seasons, 4609 Kellogg Ave. Cost is $70, and includes six training sessions, two fun play dates: YDA Fun Festival vs. Warren County, April 24 at McClure Park; and May 1 at Turpin High School. Make check payable to Classics Hammer FC, and mail to Classics Hammer Spring YDA, 7314 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Write the name of the camp and the child’s name in the notes section of the check. For more information, e-mail

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Martin, Cronin take mound for Turpin

Power pitching duo set to lead Spartans By Anthony Amorini

The powerful pitching combination of 6-foot-3 senior Joe Cronin and 6foot-2 junior Eric Martin is at the center of Turpin’s plans on the baseball diamond this spring. In a sport where a pair of good arms can carry a team to a title, 11th-year head coach Rob Lubanski believes his Spartans have the talent to reclaim its spot atop the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division, the coach said. Finishing at 20-7 overall in 2009, Turpin took second place in the FAVC Cardinal Division with a league record of 7-3 behind only first-place Kings (1214, 8-2). Cronin and Martin won 10 games combined in 2009 and Lubanski is expecting continued improvement from both standouts, he said. “They are both rocks. It’s the best one-two punch I’ve ever had at Turpin,” Lubanski said of the duo. “They are both Division I college pitchers, in my opinion, and I’ve never had that before.” “Having two guys like that essentially gives you a chance to play virtually anybody and know you will be in the game,” Lubanski added. Martin went 4-4 with


A number of standouts return to lead the Turpin Spartans this spring including, from left, Eric Martin, Joe Cronin, Matt Moliterno and Mike Millikin. three saves last season as Turpin’s workhorse while throwing 48.1 innings for the Spartans. As a sophomore, he finished with a 3.62 ERA and 39 strike outs. Cronin led Turpin with six wins while finishing at 6-1 with seven starts. He threw 41.1 innings for Turpin while striking out 44 batters. “We have to make sure we make plays behind those two guys to keep their pitch counts down,” Lubanski said. “Having them throw complete games at 80-90 pitches would be nice.” Aside from the pitching duo, five additional starters return for Turpin including

senior Matt Moliterno (shortstop), junior Mike Millikin (outfield/pitcher), senior E.J. Naegel (first base), junior Taylor Tarpoff (third base) and junior Sam Fudala (second base). “The chemistry is so important. This is pretty much the same group of guys (we had last year) so we should be good there,” Lubanski said. “We should be a solid offensive team and much improved defensively. “Last year, we played a lot of young guys. This year we have a lot of experience so we will see what they can do,” Lubanski said. Moliterno and Martin both led Turpin with 33 hits

a piece last spring. Millikin was close behind at 31 hits with Naegel at 27 hits and Tarpoff at 22 hits. Millikin produced 27 RBI, 22 runs and 27 RBI while batting .403 last season. Moliterno leads off for the Spartans and batted .388 with 33 runs, 20 stolen bases and 13 RBI in 2009. Martin carried a .393 average at the plate with 25 runs, 20 RBI and two home runs. Naegel hit .409 with 21 RBI and Tarpoff hit .262 with 20 RBI. “A league title is always our No. 1 goal. It’s always a battle with Kings. It’s a good

rivalry and they are always solid,” Lubanski said. Several addition players will also contribute for Turpin including sophomore David Morton (second base), junior Adam Clark (catcher) and senior Nate Lieberman (designated hitter). Lieberman started as a catcher for Turpin last spring though a torn ACL during the football season ended his Spartan career behind the plate, Lubanski said. “I think this group could win sectionals this year with our pitching,” Lubanski said. “Once you get out of sectionals, everything is game to game.”

Baseball swings into season for local teams Among the top returning players is Craig Hyson, a three-year starter at firstbase. Tim Gormly, Ryan Curran and Ryan Haynes are also returning infielders. Tommy Fraiz and Chase Bauer are returning outfielders. Chris Linneman and Haynes are returning pitchers for the Rockets. Jesse Mehring and Tim Hunt are two new players to keep an eye on, along with catcher Patrick Fitzgerald.

Baseball teams from across Ohio are launching into the spring season as the 2010 high school campaign kicks off. Following a fast-paced regular season, teams launch into post-season play May 8 with contenders competing in the state championships June 3-5. Moeller, the defending Division I state champions, starts the season atop Cincinnati’s polls with a number of talented teams chasing the Crusaders. Here’s a look at more local teams:


Junior pitcher Ryan Ossenbeck, the Redskins’ win leader at 4-2 last spring, returns for thirdyear head coach Chris Newton following Anderson’s 13-14 season in 2009. Now two years removed from its conference title in 2008, Anderson returns six starters this season with Ossenbeck leading the way alongside seniors Logan Schmidt and Ryan Beebe. Ossenbeck threw a teamhigh 35.0 innings last year including 19 strike outs and a 3.60 ERA while turning in 11.1 more innings of work than any of his teammates. Schmidt anchors Anderson’s defense at second base, Newton said via email. He hit .290 last spring including eight RBI and 17 runs. Beebe led Anderson with his .470 average in 2009 including 31 hits, 12 RBI and 16 runs.

St. Xavier


McNicholas’ Tommy Fraiz (12) is safe at home before Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy catcher Nick Keith can apply the tag in a 2009 game. “I believe this is a great group of young men that has tremendous chemistry and will work together to compete in a very tough league and against a very tough schedule,” Newton said about his inexperienced Redskins. Additional returning starters for Anderson include junior catcher Austin Raisor, senior outfielder Caleb Correll and senior Tyler Brooks, a pitcher and infielder. Correll hit .323 with 21 hits, 14 RBI and 16 runs last season. Raisor was close behind with a .318 average including 14 hits, 11 runs and nine RBI. Brooks produced 12 hits, 10 runs and seven RBI while batting .231. From the mound, Brooks was 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA through 14.0 innings

pitched last spring. Schmidt was 0-1 with two saves and a 1.75 ERA through 8.0 innings of work.


The McNicholas High School baseball team has high expectations this season after going 21-10 last year. Head coach Willy Corbett, in his 13th year coaching the team, has a host of returning starters and has a deep and experienced pitching staff. “As always, we’re looking to compete for the league and city titles and hope to advance deep into the state tournament,” he said. The Rockets will look for their first outright Greater Catholic League championship and their fourth straight district title.

The Bombers endured three losing streaks of three games or more last season, including two four-game swoons to finish 12-14 overall and 6-4 in the GCL. To stave off tough stretches, St. X, which lost eight games last year when scoring six or more runs, will need better starting pitching. The Bombers will rely on a trio of senior hurlers – Drew Hart, Brandon Polking and Tommy White – as well as juniors Conor Gilligan and Mitch Proctor. Offensively, junior catcher Nick Albers will lead the way; last year he hit .298 with an on-base percentage of .435, scored 11 runs and had seven RBIs. Senior Patrick Guetle, meanwhile, hit .289 with an OBP of .421. Other contributors include Nick Weston, John Keefe, Jake Rumpke, Chris Rutz, Cameron Adams, Chad Sudbrack and Matt Wilson, Conor Hundley and Jake Sambrookes.

The Bombers will be tested early and often with games at Moeller (March 31) and against Elder (April 5) and La Salle (April 7). St. X last won a league title in 2004.

Clark Montessori

The Clark Montessori baseball team went 5-15 a year ago, but the Cougars return a number of outstanding talents and should be a team to reckon with in 2010. Head coach Rick Blyberg, in his first year at the helm, has a number of returning impact players. Those include Will Simpson, Ernest Smith, Evan Brown, Sam Brown, John Reece and Daniel Brantley. Kevin White, Michael Gaines and Ryan Casey are new players that should be difference makers for Clark Montessori. “We should be good with some strong senior leadership and with our pitching depth,” Blyberg said. Another storyline to keep an eye on this season is senior Will Simpson, a fouryear All-League starter just 15 hits away from 100 career hits.

Walnut Hills

Walnut Hills went 8-12 in 2009 and opens play in the 2010 season March 29 against Shroder Paideia. Walnut Hills baseball will be featured in an upcoming issue, as further information was not available by deadline.

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Gustafson leads Summit CD back to diamond Silver Knights’ baseball shifts to Division III By Anthony Amorini

An off-season shift from Division IV to Division III will provide Summit Country Day’s baseball team with heightened competition when post-season play arrives. However, numerous returning players including six everyday starters and six pitchers gives third-year head coach Triffon Callos plenty of experience to combat the divisional change. Also fueling the Silver Knights’ confidence is its Miami Valley Conference Grey Division title that Summit captured during its 14-11 campaign in 2009. Summit went 11-2 in the conference. “I feel that we will improve upon last year’s success,” Callos said. “I look at six returning starters in

the field and I feel very good about this season. “I hope to benefit from our strong non-conference schedule. We continue to schedule (Division I and Division II) teams to better prepare for the post-season,” Callos added. Junior Jack Gustafson, an all-state selection as a sophomore, headlines Summit’s large group of returning players. “He is the most talented kid I’ve coached in my six years. I think he will have another huge year,” Callos said. Standing at 6-foot-5, Gustafson plays at first base and pitches for Summit. “In Jack Gustafson you have one of the better (Division III) players in the city,” Callos said. Alongside Gustafson, a quartet of additional returning players will also be Summit leaders including senior Scott Mays and sophomores Gabriel Scott of Anderson Township, Kenny Kerr and Matt Slager, Callos said via e-mail.

Mays, a fourth-year starter, is Summit’s No. 1 in the pitching rotation and also plays at shortstop. Mays turned in a 2.50 ERA and a 2-1 record through 28 innings of work last spring. He posted 25 strike outs while only allowing 10 earned runs. “Scott Mays will anchor our pitching staff,” Callos said. “With (Kerr and Slager) along with (Gustafson), we will have one of the better staffs in our league.” Slager threw 16 innings last spring and finished at 1-1 with a 6.13 ERA. Kerr finished at 1-3 with a 5.36 ERA through 15.7 innings of work. Gustafson pitched 11.7 innings and finished at 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA. However, it wasn’t Gustafson’s work from the mound that scored the junior all-state honors in 2009. Gustafson led Summit in nearly every offensive category while carrying a .507 average with 36 hits, 29 runs, 29 RBI, six doubles,

two triples, three home runs and nine stolen bases. Scott was also a force at the plate last spring while batting .368 with 28 hits, 34 runs, 15 RBI, eight doubles and 20 stolen bases. “Gabriel Scott had one of


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the best (freshman) seasons of anyone in the city and has improved,” Callos said of his youthful standout. Summit celebrates its home opener against Lockland at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, after starting the

season with a trio of road games. “I think with the development of a catcher to replace (2009 graduate) Scott Kaegi we have the potential to put a nice run together,” Callos said.



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Thanks for great evening

On Friday, March 19, the Marshall University Chamber Choir performed at the Anderson Center as a finale to their Cincinnati Tour.

In addition to being “wowed” by the choir, our guests were equally impressed with the Anderson Center facilities. Many of the attendees had never set foot in the building and


Next question

Last week’s question

How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections?

What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? “Why go to an Opening Day parade, where I’ll be continuously subjected to some unknown local celebrity perched atop a giant corporate logo, surrounded by drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads who all think they’re the center of the universe, only to wind up in a stadium plastered with corporate logo’s and full of drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads who all think they’re the center of the universe, when I can stay home, watch it on TV without the drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads, and limited commercial interruption?” N.A.B. “I work downtown so it’s fun to watch the parade as it passes by. I watch the parade rain or shine.” S.J.P. “I can remember in the ‘70s that we used to listen to all of the Reds’ games on WLW, and although we never attended an Opening Day game, we did go to a lot of the home games. For some reason, we have pretty much lost interest in baseball – that’s probably a result of aging and the nasty stuff that is going on in the world that distracts us from some entertainment. But our Opening Day tradition was only to listen to the game, and enjoy it. Bring back Pedro Borbon, Davie Concepcion, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and all those guys and maybe we’ll get interested again!” B.B. “I always plant onion sets on Opening Day. It gets my vegetable garden going and growing. I usually go to the game, however this year I have Final Four tickets.” J.J. “We don’t have any Opening Day traditions which we follow. When Opening Day is here we know that the lazy hazy days of summer are not too far off!! Yea!!!

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. Hope the Reds win the opener. That even makes the day sweeter.” M.E.N. “I do not plan to go to Opening Day this year. I work for an accounting firm so Opening Day is always during our busy season. As a firm we celebrate by having our own company cookout and wearing red. I grill burgers, dogs, brats and metts the night before and everyone else brings in side items. We all dine together for lunch and at least one person keeps an ear on the game and supplies the rest of us with updates. Go Reds!” D.M.R. “Watching the parade and going to ‘Plum Street Cafe’ with my brother for pre-game beers. I did not score tickets this year so, no we will not be attending. Go Reds!” C.A.S. “I worked downtown for many years and we always watched the parade. Don’t think I’ll make it this year.” B.N. “Years ago when the Reds played at Crosley Field we would go to the breweries in Over the Rhine all had free beer and cooked brats and metts in their parking lot. Then we made our way to the game usually sitting in the field seats in center field. All this is gone so I guess I will just have to watch television and reminisce.” L.S. “I wear red, my favorite color anyway. If I am off of work that day, I’ll probably go to the parade.” Suzie

WHEN THEY MEET Anderson Township

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 6888400. Web site: Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson, Jr. and Albert Peter; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Henry Dolive, Ph.D; Development Services Director Steve Sievers; Assistant Development Services Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 474-5770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 6888400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.

California Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at Ebersole Community Center, 5701 Kellogg Ave. Council President Krystal Alsept; Vice President Diana Weir; Secretary, David Ross; Treasurer Kathleen Chandler.

Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor David Crowley Clerk of Council Melissa Autry, 352-3246; council President Pro-Tem Y. Laketa Cole; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, John Cranley, Leslie Ghiz, Chris

Monzel, Roxanne Qualls and Cecil Thomas. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr., 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web: Board President Eve Bolton; Vice President A. Chris Nelms; members Melanie Bates, Susan Cranley, Michael Flannery, Catherine Ingram and Eileen Reed. Interim Superintendent Mary Ronan (beginning Aug. 1); Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell; Treasurer Jonathan Boyd; Interim Director of Schools Tom Rothwell (beginning Aug. 1).

were awestruck by the beauty and functionality of the facility. Amy Meyer, Lisa Kamicki and the rest of the staff bent over backwards to make sure our event went smoothly. Many

thanks to all of them for helping us enjoy a wonderful and memorable evening. Anderson residents should be proud to have such a first-class resource in our community.

Prevention best tool against bed bugs Bed bugs, long believed to be eradicated in our country, have made their presence known in the past several years. Most bed bug complaints to Hamilton County Public Health are residential in nature, also mostly from renters, and it is understandable that many people are concerned when they find bed bugs in their homes. We are available to help determine the best way to get rid of the problem, but prevention is actually the best tool we can use help contain the bed bug problem. Bed bugs are a wingless insect found worldwide that feed off the blood of humans and other animals. Bed bugs, although unpleasant, are not known to transmit diseases to humans. Contrary to popular belief, presence of bed bugs is not an indicator of unsanitary living conditions. They may be found in homes, motels, movie theaters, trans-

portation depots and rest rooms. Bed bugs do not fly or jump, but they do move quickly and can hitchhike on just about anything, Tim Ingram including furniture, clothes or Community luggage. Press guest In our own and columnist homes when traveling there are things we can look for to make sure bed bugs are not around. Some general guidelines are: • Reduce the amount of clutter to eliminate hiding places. • Inspect furniture brought into your home. • When returning from a trip, inspect your luggage and clothes for bed bugs. • At home or when staying in hotels or motels, examine the bed


Bed bugs are a wingless insect found worldwide that feed off the blood of humans and other animals. Bed bugs, although unpleasant, are not known to transmit diseases to humans. Contrary to popular belief, presence of bed bugs is not an indicator of unsanitary living conditions. linens and mattress seams for the bugs, looking for dark stains around the mattress seams. • Cover mattresses and box springs with covers that zip closed. If bed bugs are found in your home, it is best to contact a licensed pest control company. More information on treating bed bugs can be found at Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County.

The case to oppose slow-speed rail It was a little more than a year ago when Gov. Strickland announced that he’d been seeking so-called federal “stimulus” funds to connect four Ohio cities via passenger rail. I voted no on this project when he included it as part of the state transportation budget with sketchy details. As more information has become available there is even greater cause for alarm. Here are my top five reasons I am resolved to ensuring our taxpayer money is not wasted on this project: Reason No. 1: Nobody can tell Ohioans how much it’s really going to cost. Gov. Strickland announced on Jan. 28 that Ohio was awarded $400 million in so-called federal “stimulus” money to pay for slow-speed rail that would connect Cincinnati to Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland. Less than a year ago the governor said this project would cost $250 million, three months later the costs escalated to $400 million and last fall the governor asked the feds for $564 million in “stimulus” dollars for the construction of this passenger rail project. Clearly the state has no idea what this slow train is really going to cost, but with history as our guide we know it will be more than the governor’s current estimate. Reason No. 2: The trains will go slow and nobody will ride them. No matter what the proponents call this rail service, here is the bottom line: The average speed of this train will be 39 miles per hour and the administration’s own study suggests it would take six and a half hours to go from Cincinnati to Cleveland. I therefore, call this slow-speed rail. When asked about this, proponents claim that “this is just the

first step toward very fast trains.” H o w e v e r, what they don’t tell us is “very fast trains” would require completely new and new Sen. Shannon tracks trains that Jones would cost well Community over $1.5 bilHow in the Press guest lion. world are we columnist going to pay for that? Reason No. 3: The schedule assures that people will not ride the train. Want to travel from Cincinnati to Columbus for the day on business? Because there are only four trains in operation, you will be gone from your house for at least 12 hours and you would only be able to spend three and a half hours on actual business. Want to go to a sporting event? The proposed train schedule does not allow you to go to a single sporting event without having to spend the night and perhaps miss a half day of school or work the next day. You can’t even go from Dayton to Cincinnati for a Reds game without spending the night, for example. Reason No. 4: Taxpayers will be forced to subsidize the annual costs. Even if you believe the ridership estimates for the train (only 1,300 people a day), the advocates for this massive spending admit it will still cost taxpayers $17 million annually to subsidize its operations. I believe the annual taxpayer subsidy will be far greater than that. Where will this money come from? Furthermore, once we build the train, irrespective of ridership, the federal government will force us to continue to subsidize it for

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I have concluded that this train must be stopped in its tracks. I will do everything in my power to prevent this complete waste of our tax dollars. 20 years – no matter what the cost to taxpayers – or be forced to repay the grant on a pro-rata basis. In other words, if in year four Ohio determines that it doesn’t make sense to offer this service Ohio would have to repay $320 million. Reason No. 5: Our children will have to foot the bill for this bad idea. The $400 million grant that Ohio received was part of the larger $8 billion in federal socalled “stimulus” money. Add this to our already ballooning national debt of $12.4 trillion (and climbing) as the federal government will have to borrow this money too, a lot of it from China. Our children will be stuck repaying this debt. In my view, we are crushing our kids with massive debt and this reckless behavior must stop. Many Ohioans are asking legitimate questions about whether taxpayers can afford this passenger rail proposal. In fact, the latest Ohio Poll conducted by the University of Cincinnati found that a majority of Ohio voters see beyond the romance of the rail and oppose this project. I have concluded that this train must be stopped in its tracks. I will do everything in my power to prevent this complete waste of our tax dollars. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, e-mail: sd07@senate. or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH43215.


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New council member is a baseball enthusiast By Forrest Sellers ROB DOWDY/STAFF

Jeff Cline owns Fastsigns in Columbia Township. He opened the location approximately 11 years ago and continues to have success offering a variety of signs and displays for businesses, schools and individuals.

Local business gets graphics Jeff Cline said his sign business makes it difficult to predict future success, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down as business has improved despite a shaky economy. Cline’s Fastsigns location in Columbia Township handles a variety of local business and individual needs, from signage at Hyde Park Tavern to banners honoring seniors on Xavier University’s soccer team. “We’re really a full-service sign company,” he said. Despite a location in the township, Cline, an Anderson Township resident, said the majority of his business comes in via e-mail. He’s made banners, signs, vehicle graphics and displays for businesses throughout the Greater Cincinnati area and as far as Columbus. Cline said he loves his location in Columbia Township because of the easy access to Interstate 71. With Cline’s Fastsigns location serving so many


3272 Highland Ave. in Columbia Township 396-7446 Jeff Cline, owner different areas, Cline said its important to be able to get to various businesses in a short period of time. While Fastsigns is a franchise, Cline owns his business. He said he got involved with Fastsigns after leaving his position as vice president of sales at a medical device manufacturing company. Cline said with the amount of travel involved and his children getting older, he was ready for a change. “It was time for me to get off the road,” he said. By Rob Dowdy. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to m

THINGS TO DO Student art

Summerfair Cincinnati is hosting the Summerfair Cincinnati Scholastic Entries Exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 2, in the lower level Atrium at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. The exhibit features Scholastic Art Awards entries by area 11th- and 12th-grade art students. Admission is free. Call 531-0050 or visit

Egg hunts, scramble

Anderson Township Park District is hosting Easter Egg Hunts & an Adult Egg Scramble from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 3, at Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. There are egg hunts for children 17 and under and adults 18 and up. The Adult Egg Scramble starts at noon. It is family friendly. The cost is $2 per hunt, per person. Call 388-4513. Immaculate Heart of Mary

Church is hosting their Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at the football field at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. It is for ages 2 to 9. Find candy-filled eggs. There is a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. Call 388-4466 or visit

All about birds

Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Bird Basics” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Seasongood Nature Center at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. The program includes a review of slides and a study of skins to learn more about basic bird identification. The event is free, a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275 or visit

Learn to golf

Anderson Township Park District is hosting the class “Adult Beginner Golf” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road, Anderson Township. The class continues weekly through May 3. Learn the basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. It is instructed by PGA professionals. It is open to ages 18 and up. The cost is $100, $90 for residents. Registration is required. Call 3884514.

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Community involvement is nothing new for Jim Shell. For many years he has been active in local Knothole Baseball. Now he’s channeling his efforts into community council. Last month Shell, 78, was elected to serve on the board of the Mt. Washington Community Council. For more than 40 years, he’s also been involved with local Knothole Baseball as both a supervisor and coach. His reason for joining council was simple enough. “I figured I have the time to help out,” he said. Shell has lived in Mt. Washington for seven years. Prior to that he lived in Anderson Township. “I know a lot of people (here),” he said. Shell said he also enjoys a number of the events in Mt. Washington. “I like the Pumpkin Chuck and the farmers market,” he said. “I like the tomatoes.” Jake Williams, board president of the Mt. Washington Community Council, said Shell’s length of time in the community will benefit council. “I think he has lived in the area more than most of us,” said Williams. “He will bring experience and a sense of history to the board.” Shell said Cincinnati’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program, which kicks off in March, is something he plans to focus on. “I’m also interested in safety (in the community),” he said. Shell has worked in a variety of fields, including driving a bus for the city and working as a utility man at a container company in Norwood. He also worked at a marketing research firm.


Jim Shell is one of the newest members to be elected to the board of the Mt. Washington Community Council. Shell has lived in Mt. Washington for seven years and prior to that lived in Anderson Township, where he moved in 1964. Shell has served as a supervisor and coach for a local knothole baseball team for more then 40 years.


Jim Shell was recently elected to serve on the board of the Mt. Washington Community Council. Shell is also a baseball enthusiast and has been involved in local knothole baseball for more than 40 years. His favorite hobby is baseball, but he said he also likes spider solitaire. “I’ve played over 2,000 hands,” he

said. Shell is married and has two grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.

Gardening trend is practical Each year, the Garden Media Group does a lot of surveying and research to develop a list of gardening trends for the upcoming year. And I must say that it has been very interesting to watch these trends over the years, to see how gardening and styles of gardening have changed (Baby Boomers, Gen X&Y, economy, etc., are all a part of the trend changing factors). And for 2010, the Garden Media Group says the trend emerging is: A return to Main Street American values. “Just look around you,” says Susan McCoy, trend spotter and outdoor living expert. “Our relationship with money has changed. Hard work, common sense and a return to small town values are causing a shift in priorities from boardrooms to backyards. “According to our 2010 Garden Trends Report, the rewards of growing your own – from basil to berries to flowers – are boundless.” So, what are those 2010 trends? 1.) Main Street is in and Wall Street is out. 2.) Edible gardens are in and big lawns are out. 3.) Slow gardening is in and instant

Ron Wilson In the garden

gratification is out. 4.) Mindful is in and bling is out. 5.) Eco-boosting is in and chemical dependent gardens are out. 6.) Multitasking is in and single-purpose gardening is out. 7.) Perennials and shrubs are in and

divas are out. Visit for more trend information.

Award winners for 2010

Each year several plant associations choose their plant of the year, based on plant trials, voting by professional growers, etc. Here at some of the 2010 Plants of the Year for you to consider planting in your gardens this year: 2010 Perennial – Baptisia australis (false blue indigo) – PPA / 2010 Herb – Anethum graveolens (dill – dill weed) – IHA /

2010 Urban Tree – Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud ) -SMA / 2010 Hosta – Hosta “first frost” – American Hosta Growers 2010 Rose AARS- “Easy Does It” AARS / 2010 All-America Selections – Gaillardia “Mesa Yellow,” Snapdragon “Twinny Peach,” Viola “Endurio Sky Blue Martien,” Zinnia “Zahara Starlight Rose,” Echinacea p. “PowWow Wild Berry,” Marigold “Moonsong Deep Orange,” Zinnia “Double Zahara Cherry” and “Double Zahara Fire,” Watermelon “Shiny Boy,” and “Cajun Belle” pepper (sweet and mildly hot!). 2010 Year of the Marigold and the Squash – National Garden Bureau Inc. ( Spring is here! I’m ready to get started – how about you? Talk to you next time, “In the garden.” Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at


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Monthly Meeting, noon-1 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. $10. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 4744802. Anderson Township.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m.Free for first meeting. Presented by TOPS. 232-6509. Anderson Township.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union 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.


Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Suspense mystery. Classic 1940s crime noir poses the question, “Who killed socialite Laura Hunt?” $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Worship Services, 7:30 p.m. Holy Thursday Mass. Our Lord Christ the King Church, 3223 Linwood Ave. Free. Through April 4. 321-4121. Mount Lookout. Maundy Thursday Worship, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. 474-4938. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2


First Friday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bonefish Grill, 2737 Madison Road. Networking, music and dance. Attire: Polished.$10; ladies free until 11 p.m. Through Dec. 3. 321-5222. Oakley.


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. 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.


Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-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. $6 and up. Presented by American Legion Mt. Washington Post 484. 231-7351; Mount Washington.


No Saints, No Saviors, 8 p.m.-midnight With Willy D. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. Tribute to the Allman Brothers band. Full dinner menu 5 p.m.-midnight. $12, $10 advance. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.


Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Latitudes Beechmont, 7426 Beechmont Ave. Suite 201, Ages 21 and up. 233-9888. Anderson Township.


Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Spring Break Kidsports and Gymnastics Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through April 9. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Physical activity and exercise through games, sports, swimming and challenges. Full-day camps available for ages 5-12. Halfday camps available for ages 3-12. $45$68. Registration required. 527-4000. Fairfax.


Worship Services, 1:30 p.m. Good Friday Service. Our Lord Christ the King Church, Free. 3214121. Mount Lookout. Good Friday Service, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. 474-4938. Anderson Township. Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. Chancel Choir presents the Lord Nelson Mass, “Nelsonmesse,” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Accompanied by a professional orchestra and four soloists. Director of Music, Raymund Ocampo. Family friendly. 231-2650; Mount Washington. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 3

ART EXHIBITS Shapeshifter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley. Broad Strokes, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Works by members of Brush & Palette Painters, formerly Brushettes. Creative impressions of flowers, landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolor. Presented by Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Through April 25. 793-0308; Mariemont. After, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Neon Firs = Biggie’s Pot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, Free. 792-9744; Oakley. Hot, Hot, Hot, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Serenity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax. EDUCATION

ACT Test Prep One-Day Workshops, 8 a.m.12:30 p.m. McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave, ACT subject area review and test-taking strategies. Includes official ACT study guide and independent study plan. $85. Registration required. Presented by Crescendo Cincinnati. Through June 5. 515-1497; Mount Washington. First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, 10 a.m.noon, Bank of America, 8315 Beechmont Ave. Participants provided materials that will walk them through process of purchasing a home. Free pre-qualification available. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Bank of America Home Loans. 474-6350. Anderson Township.

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


Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. Prizes, face painting, activities, snacks. Rain or shine. Ages 10 and under. Free. 474-2237; Anderson Township. Easter EGG-stravaganza, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills, 1674 Eight Mile Road. More than 2,000 candy-filled eggs to hunt, inflatables and more. All are welcome.Free. 474-2441. Anderson Township. Easter Egg Hunt, noon Ages 10 and under. American Legion Post 318, 7551 Forest Road. Free. 231-6477. Anderson Township. Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave. Includes refreshments and crafts. Ages 2 through 6th grade. $3. Registration required by March 31. 231-2650; Mount Washington. Easter Egg Hunts & Adult Egg Scramble, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. Egg hunts for children 17 and under and adults 18 and up. Adult Egg Scramble starts at noon. Family friendly. $2 per hunt, per person. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Paint Your Own Pottery for Easter, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. The Atrium Pottery Painting Studio. Artist on hand to help paint eggs and bunnies. Bring food/drink to share. Family friendly. $8-$50 per piece. Reservations required. 871-2529; Oakley.


Bird Basics, 1 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Review of slides and a study of skins to learn more about basic bird identification. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Laura, 4 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Worship Services, 8:45 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass. Our Lord Christ the King Church, Free. 321-4121. Mount Lookout. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 4

ART EXHIBITS Broad Strokes, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 793-0308; Mariemont. After, noon-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 8712529; Oakley. Hot, Hot, Hot, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park. BARS/CLUBS

Sunday Spunday, 10 p.m. The Stand, 3195 Linwood Ave. Hosted by DJ Matt Joy. Bring your vinyl. Drink specials are: $2 domestics, $3 microbrews, $3 imports, $3 drafts and $3 Stoli drinks. Ages 21 and up. Through April 25. 871-5006. Mount Lookout.


Anderson Township Park District is hosting Easter Egg Hunts and an Adult Egg Scramble from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 3, at Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Anderson Township. There are egg hunts for children 17 and under and adults 18 and up. The Adult Egg Scramble starts at noon. It is family-friendly. The cost is $2 per hunt, per person. Call 3884513.


Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. Football field. Ages 2-9. Find candy-filled eggs. Chance to win Nintendo Wii. 388-4466; Anderson Township.


An Evening with Tony Benn, 9 p.m. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. Singer and songwriter from Ireland. Ages 21 and up. Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Laura, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Worship Services, 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass. Our Lord Christ the King Church, Free. 321-4121. Mount Lookout. Easter Praise Service, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. Featuring the Joyful Noise Praise Band. 474-4938. Anderson Township. Easter Service, 9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. Traditional Easter service. 474-4938. Anderson Township. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 7:18 a.m.8 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. Outdoor service in Memorial Garden. Easter breakfast follows in Fellowship Hall. 474-4938; Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 5

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

DANCE CLASSES Swing Dancing, 8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Weekly through May 12. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Homegrown American rhythm dance. Ages 18 and up. $70, $60 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Live Animals, 2 p.m. Learn which animals are returning from their southern vacations and which animals are waking up. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Naturalist shows local animals. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

2010 Health & Wellness Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Living Well with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Lifestyle and Medical Interventions. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Monthly series features local specialist physicians discussing relevant health topics and offering tips and strategies for disease management and prevention. Each evening’s agenda features two different lectures, each followed by Q&A session, with refreshment break between the two. Free. Registration required. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. and Associates. 2715111; 527-4000; Fairfax.


Pre-school Open Gym, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.



Wiggle Worm Wednesdays, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Children enjoy arts, crafts, games and activities. Each week has different theme. Ages 4-6. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515; Anderson Township.


Job Search 101, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Room 303. Learn fundamentals of the job search process. Presented by Annette Ballard, certified career coach. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. 8251555; Hyde Park.


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


Alan Bradley, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Adult Beginner Golf, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Weekly through May 3. Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road. Learn basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. Instructed by PGA professionals. Ages 18 and up. $100, $90 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.



Catch the beginnings of spring with the Krohn Conservatory’s “Spring Floral Show: Glorious Spring,” featuring lilies, hydrangeas and other spring favorites in full bloom. The show is on display through April 11. The Krohn is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Easter Sunday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4. Location is 1501 Eden Park Drive. Visit

Financial Peace University Preview Class, 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Free preview class for Financial Peace University, thirteen week video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.


Megan McGinnis is Jerusha Abbott and Robert Adelman Hancock is Jervis Pendleton in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Daddy Long Legs.” This lighthearted new musical about an orphan whose life is change forever, runs through April 10 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit


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Celebrating the destruction of a bully Most of us, or our children, have at some time experienced being bullied. A bully seeks to intimidate, induce fear, taunt, or control someone considered weaker than they. What a relief it is when a bully is overcome or deposed. Death is a bully! All though our lives it elicits fear in us. Like a threatening vulture awaiting its time, the specter of death (death anxiety) sits on the branches of the tree of life. Its presence leads us to have unhealthy fears about dying, losing people we love, or being deprived of everything we enjoy and value. In fact, the fear of death paralyzes some people so much it can lead to an overcautious living of life (life anxiety). “Why love anyone if someday I’ll lose them?” “Why try to enter fully into life if it will someday come to a screeching halt?” whis-

pers fearful minds too afraid of the bully. A cartoon depicts the opening to a dark cave and a set of two eyes peering out of the darkFather Lou ness. Guntzelman The caption Perspectives u n d e r n e a t h says: “If you’re very careful today, nothing good or bad will happen to you.” The bottom line of Christianity is our faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the deposing of the bully Death. Paul states the audaciousness of our faith, “For if Christ did not rise, then your faith is futile and your sins have never been forgiven... and we, of all people, are the most to be pitied,” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19)

Easter is the day we Christians celebrate Christ’s rising and his promise that we will rise, too. So we sing our Alleluias and celebrate. We take to heart the advice early Christians gave that it’s not right to be anything but joyful on Easter Day. We can go on fostering our fondest dreams of life and love, knowing our lives will eventually be transformed for the better and forever. The funeral liturgy affirms: “In him rose from the dead, our own hope of resurrection dawned. And now, the sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.” Poet John O’Donohue echoes the same point: “Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, a place where everything comes together, where loss is made good, where

blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of a life’s journey will enjoy a homecoming.” How timidly we state our triumphs and good health by the superstition of knocking on wood. We knock because it allegedly drowns out our boast. We fear that it we enjoy life too much the dreaded bully will return and wreak havoc on us. It’s as though we find it dangerous to hope for too much. Scripture does not yield to such superstition. Since God destroyed the biggest bully of ours, death, scripture doesn’t knock on wood. It has no hesitation in announcing it loud and clear. In fact, scripture taunts the bully of Death that still frightens God’s people so much.

It shouts: “Death is swallowed up in victory! “So where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) Furthermore, some people, such as the mystic poet Rilke, see Death being so totally vanquished it now serves us – almost as a friend. He writes, “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. … This life always says Yes and No simultaneous. Death is the true Yea-sayer. It stands before eternity and says only: Yes.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Protect elderly parents against telemarketers Doug said his father told h i m , “They got me to give them my credit card umber Howard Ain nand then I Hey Howard! tried to call and cancel and they said there’s no cancellation policy.” So Doug called the company himself, but was also told he couldn’t cancel without paying a substantial penalty – $699. The company sold Adrian six magazines for

Despite laws designed to protect them, seniors can still end up signing up for items they neither want nor need. So it’s important for their children to keep an eye on things. $49.90 a month for a total cost of nearly $1,000. The company charged his father’s credit card before receiving a written confirmation from Adrian. Doug immediately disputed the charge and then canceled the credit card altogether to prevent any future charges. With no credit card to charge, the company next sent a bill to Adrian – a bill for nearly $155.

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to numerous complaints. I called the company and was told his account is now canceled and he has a zero balance. Bottom line, despite laws designed to protect them, seniors can still end up signing up for items they neither want nor need. So it’s important for their children to keep an eye on things. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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Then the magazines started arriving. He received two issues of “Golf Digest” and one issue of “The Family Handyman.” Doug immediately called the publishers of these two magazines and said, “They were very upset about this. They have canceled the subscriptions.” Doug said the publishers told him they’ve received

similar complaints about other such magazine sales firms and they try not to accept business from them. Doug said this is a lesson for everyone. “Go back and check their credit cards… and work with your parents,” he said. Doug said his father not only didn’t sign anything for these magazines, he should never have been called by that telemarketer because he’s on the national Do Not Call Registry. The company in question has an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau due

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As the nation’s population continues to get older, it’s more important than ever for children to look after their elderly parents. A local man learned this after finding his father had ordered magazines he neither needs nor wants. Doug Herberger of Forest Park keeps watch on his father, Adrian, who is nearly 80 years old. In January, Doug checked the mail and saw something that disturbed him. “I found a letter from a company that said, ‘Here’s the magazine confirmation for the magazines you ordered,’ ” Doug said.

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Entertain with a parade of Easter recipes Remember the request for the San Antonio parish pizza recipe from Mike, a Glendale reader? This church, located at the corner of Queen City and White Street, has a long and storied history. I thought my chances were slim to none that I’d get such a recipe, considering it was from the 1960s. I should have known

better, as two readers came through. Tony Caminiti, who had no association with the parish but who had the cookbook, and Terrie Evans, the sister of Buddy LaRosa who is a member of the parish and who told wonderful stories to me about the parish and this annual festival where the pizza making took place.





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“Buddy still brings bread in to bake every week and we sell it for $2 a loaf,� she told me. (I’m not surprised – Buddy is just that kind of caring person). This helps augment the parish’s needs. I’m sharing the recipe but do know that the dough is a large quantity one. Feel free to use your own dough, or purchase it, and use the homemade topping. I wish those of you who celebrate Easter the best ever. I hope you have a day filled with family, friends and food. And whether your table is abundantly laid out or in a more meager fashion, remember that it’s not just about the food but who shares it with you, so if you have a neighbor or someone who may be alone, give them a call, send a card or better yet, invite them to share your blessings.

Pretty Easter nests

You can make mini nests if you like. Yield will be greater. A bit messy to make but fun. 7.5 oz Marshmallow Fluff 3 cups Rice Krispies 1 â „2 cup chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips 8 regular-size paper cupcake liners Flake coconut for gar-

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Melt fluff until soft and pliable. Stir in cereal and chips. Remove from heat and arrange liners on work surface. When cool enough to handle, mist hands with cooking spray. Gather small amount of mixture and shape to fit liner. Add more cereal; to make rim around top. Let cool. Top with coconut, a few colored almonds or jelly beans.

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â „2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or more to taste 1 â „3 cup sugar or equivalent 1 â „4 cup milk 1 tablespoon poppyseeds Blend. After you top the greens with the berries and onion, drizzle dressing over.

Cranberry cocktail

Heat together:

1 can whole cranberry sauce, about 15 oz. 1 can drained fruit cocktail, about 15 oz.

For more on what kinds of hams are available, how to select one, servings sizes, leftover storage and more, go to Rita’s online column at www.communitypress. com or call 513-591-6163.

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5 lbs. flour 1 â „4 cup salt 5 oz. sugar 8 oz. solid Crisco shortening (white) 3 oz. wet yeast (cake) or 2 oz. dry yeast 45 oz. water (warm) Favorite sauce and toppings Mix yeast, sugar and 2 cups of water together. Set aside until frothy, about 15 minutes. Mix flour with salt and make a well in the center, add shortening, yeast mixture and remaining water. Mix well. Let rise, knead dough and let rise again

Topping for one pizza

Be careful when you cook this, as it sputters up. Use a nonstick pan if you have it and lower heat so mixture doesn’t burn. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large can crushed tomatoes (Terrie says use 28-oz. size) 3 chopped garlic cloves (I would use large) Fresh basil chopped Fresh parsley chopped Grated Parmesan Cook olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes until liquid is reduced and mixture thickens. Spread over dough, sprinkle with fresh herbs and cheese. Bake pizza at 400 degrees or until golden brown. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Forest Hills Journal


Forest-Aires dissect a musical with ‘Encore! 2010’


Eileen Sipple (left), Jane Vollbracht and Linda Swope get their notes in sync for the Forest-Aires spring show, “Encore! 2010.”

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The Ohio Valley Decorative Artists is hosting a business meeting following by a painting class, Saturday, April 10, at the New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. followed at 10 a.m. by Gayle Laible teaching a water color class. The cost is $38 for members, $58 for guests and includes pattern packet, 140 No. w/c cold press paper, image already traced, paint, folding palette, double mat, acid-free backboard. Students should bring brushes, a water container and paper towels. Lunch will be served. Make checks payable to Gayle Laible and mail to: Peggy Jessee, 1793 Ohio Pike, Amelia OH 45102-2007. Ohio Valley Decorative Artists is a local chapter of the national Society of Decorative Painters whose mission is to stimulate worldwide interest in and appreciation for decorative painting, to be the resource center for all aspects of decorative painting. PROVIDED.

Rogation service not just for farmers anymore Gardeners and those who love gardens are invited to a rogation service at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. The annual prayer service is typically found among churches within rural communities. LCR’s community garden, the Garden of Eatin,’ offers a rationale for a resurgence of this traditional blessing of the land and prayers for bountiful crops in suburban Anderson Township. The Garden of Eatin’ boasts a Children’s Garden plus three food plots dedicated to Inter Parish Ministry food pantry as well as 19 garden plots available for lease to residents of the community. The organic garden has proved popular enough that a waiting list was created to keep track of hopeful participants. Community garden enthusiasts at LCR lease plots annually for a minimal fee and volunteer their time to plant, tend, harvest and deliver food from the dedicated food pantry plots. Members of the LCR community also volunteer to enhance and maintain the garden area, which includes mulched paths, a refurbished bench, compost area and rain barrels for water collection. The Garden of Eatin’ is a project of LCR’s Earth Ministry Committee, which plans programs and events to promote the care and conservation of creation. During the 2009 growing season, they had 21 plots. The harvest of a total of four plots, including the Children’s Garden, was dedicated to the local food pantry at Inter Parish Ministry. Many individuals also shared their harvest with the food pantry as well. There were 35 gardeners, 45 volunteers, including gardeners, and an estimated 700 pounds of food was delivered to food pantry. They grew: Onions, carrots, radish-

This anatomy lesson will be demonstrated via Broadway numbers from a variety of shows, such as “Chorus Line,” “Gypsy,” “Chicago,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Oklahoma” and “Spamalot.” The 35-member Forest-Aires chorus performs many of the numbers as an ensemble, and members also break out for small-group numbers. Six high school students who won ForestAires voice scholarships will be featured soloists. You can see “Encore! 2010” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25. All shows are in the theater at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Tickets are $10, and $9 for senior citizens, ages 65 and up, and children 12 and

under. To assure ticket availability, call 232-4736 or 232-7504 to order. Last year’s “Encore!” performances sold out. Proceeds fund voice lessons for high school students, who perform solos in Forest-Aires shows. For more than 48 years, the Forest-Aires have provided voice training for 231 students.



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Ever wondered how a Broadway musical gets assembled? The ForestAires women’s chorus, with members from across Hamilton and Clermont counties, will walk you through the process in their spring show, “Encore! 2010 – Anatomy of a Musical.” In “Anatomy of a Musical,” you’ll find the ingredients of a Broadway show: The love song, the lovedone-me-wrong song, the feel-good song, the clever villain song. You’ll see the dance numbers, the show opener, the show closer, the show stopper along with sage advice, comedy relief, the battle of the sexes. There’s the sweat of rehearsal and the glitz of performance. The good, bad and ugly of getting a show onto a stage.


Forest Hills Journal

March 31, 2010

On the record DEATHS

Agatha Irene (nee Yeager) Gibson, 80, of Turpin Hills died March 16. Survived by children, Charlotte (Doug Miller) Gibson, Karen (Ed) Bowling and Pamela (Mike) Dapper; grandchildren, Allison (Bill) Reker, Charles Gibson, Joanne (Don) (nee Miller) True, Adrienne (Mike) Harmeyer, Elysia Bowling, and Christopher and Nathan Dapper; great-grandchildren, Katie and Billy Reker, and Brycen and Preston True; and sisters, Mae Blankenship and Naomi Leddington of Barbourville, Kentucky., and Evelyn Duhon of Lake Charles, La. Preceded in death by husband, Junior Gib-

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


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

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son. Services were March 22 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: The Irene Gibson Programs for Children Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank by phone, mail or in person or c/o Salem Baptist Church, 6488 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

David G. Gilreath

David G. Gilreath, 58, of Anderson Township died March 15. Survived by wife, Peggy L. Gilreath; sons, Garrett L. (Diane) and Todd (Kim) Gilreath; father, Garrett Gilreath; mother, Jane (nee Thomas) Gilreath; father-in-law, Louis Teague;


John W. Schneider

John W. “Jack” Schneider, 74, of Crossville, Tenn., and formerly of Anderson Township died March 19. He was a founder and board member of Anderson Township Park District. Survived by wife, Kay (nee Moss) Schneider; children, Jacqueline (Brian) Ballitch, Jeffrey (Kim) Schneider and Jill (Derek) Brown; and

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Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.

Otto Peter Sturzenberger, 85, of Montgomery died March 20. He conducted a private dental practice in Mount Washington. Survived by wife, Alice (nee Schreiner); children, Susan (Jeffrey) Berman, Carol Sturzenberger, Doris (Andrew Jones) Sturzenberger and Ann Russell; grandchild, Hugh Jones. The family requested private

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Michael T. Wykoff, 56, of Mount Washington died March 19. Survived by daughters, Chalonna (Chris) Barr and Ashleigh Wykoff; mother, Janet (nee Dillinger) Wykoff; siblings, Gail (James) Fletcher, Paul, Tim (Robin), David (Kathy), Marianne and Randy (Shari) Wykoff; and grandchildren, Ryan, Justin and Isaiah. Preceded in death by father, Thomas Wykoff. Services were March 23 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite No. 2, West Chester, OH 45069.

a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, and will end with their “Bag Sale” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The ladies will host volunteers from the program “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day,” plus the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at the church (across from Anderson Towne Center) for their huge annual Spring Rummage Sale. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172.

Clough United Methodist Church

The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week (April 14-July 7,) video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. A free 25-minute preview class is available at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5. The cost of materials for the course, plus shipping and handling, is $100. Contact Tim Jacob at 232-6080 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

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

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills

The video series “The Easter Experience” will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 1 through April 3. This is a sevenpart series showing Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death and resurrection. A discussion period will follow. The church will host the annual EGG-Stravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, featuring an Easter egg hunt with more than 2,000 eggs along with inflatables for the children to enjoy. They will conclude the series with the ultimate culmination of the Easter experience at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 4, Resurrection Sunday. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 474-2441.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

The church is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at the football field. The hunt has 6,000 candy-filled eggs. There is a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. It is for ages 2-9. The church is at 7820 Beechmont Ave.; 388-4466.

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Mildred F. “Babe” Todd, 97, of Anderson Township died March 18. Survived by sons, Bob (Phyllis) and Dick (Linda) Todd; grandchildren, Mike, Jeff, Mitch and Matt Todd; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Ed Todd; father, Fred S. Willis; and mother, Mary Hall. Services were March 22 at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Mount Washington Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

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Delbert Supe, 66, formerly of Mount Washington died March 16. Survived by cousins, John W. Donohue, Ruth Shields, Jean Stirrat and Larry Hueneman. Preceded in death by father, Edward Supe; and mother, Ruth E. Hueneman. Services were March 22 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home.

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Wolff, 86, of Mount Washington died March 20. Survived by husband, John E. “Jack” Wolff; sons, John (Dedria) and David (Monica) Wolff; daughters, Marsha (John) Crosby, Sharon (Nick) Moore and Cindy (Mark) Roflow; sibling, John (Joe) Westhoff; 18 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Alfred Trapp; mother, Mary Betz; and siblings, Mary Krueger and Helen Shively. Services were March 25 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597; or St. Anthony’s Bread, c/o Franciscan Charities, Mr. Rich Grace, 3140 Meramec St., Saint Louis, MO 63118.

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grandchildren, Jessica, Jackson, Amy, Scott, James, Avery and Abbey. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Helen Schneider. Schneider Passed away March 19, 2010 at 74 years of age, while residing in Crossville, TN. The family requested private services. Memorials to: Anderson Foundation for Parks and Recreation, 8249 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244; Anderson Township Paramedics, St. John’s UCC - Newport, 415 Park Ave., Newport, KY 41071; Newport High School Alumni 900 E. 6th St., Newport, KY 41071-2098. Condolences to or Schneider Family C/O Jackie Ballitch, 3115 Williams Creek Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45244.



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Tamica Mccutchen, 28, 1530 Chase Ave., telecommunication harassment, March 11. Brandon Overstreet, 23, 2186 Lincoln Ave., driving under influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, March 11. Juvenile, 16, assault, March 15. Juvenile, 15, theft, March 5. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, March 10. Tyler L. Holden, 19, 485 Shannon Lane, underage consumption, March 12. Jose Manzanarez, 31, 4263 Ivy Pointe, falsification, March 8. Regina Gurton, 41, 2338 Kemper Lane, theft, March 11.






AC unit, copper piping, etc. taken at 4162 and 4178 Roundbottom, March 7.


Pressure washer taken; $325 at 7845 Eglington Circle, March 10.

Criminal mischief

Mailbox spray painted at 805 Ackley, March 8. Substance smeared on windshield of vehicle at 7550 Forest Road, March 10.

Domestic violence

At Berkshire Club, March 12.

Drug possession, paraphernalia

Male student had marijuana and pipes in his possession at Anderson High at Forest Road, March 10.


Male was threatened at Altercrest at Sutton Road, March 15.

POLICE REPORTS Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $1,200 loss at 453 Four Mile, March 15. Female stated credit card used with no authorization; $2,433.55 at 8550 Holiday Hills Drive, March 12.


Sign taken; $1,000 at 839 Laverty Lane, March 15. I-Pod and cellphone taken from locker at Anderson High; $265 at Forest Road, Feb. 17. Mail taken from mailbox at 821 Nordyke, March 13. Clothing taken from Macy’s; $308 at Ohio 125, March 11. Deposit bag taken from Anderson Cosmetic & Vein Institute; $1,973.25 at Five Mile Road, March 10. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1428 Grand Oaks, March 9. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 7495

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March 8. Kurt Sprowl, 48, 7882 YMCA Road, bench warrant, March 8. Erin Osborne, 25, 2137 Cathedral, bench warrant, March 9. Julia Linkova, 50, 2137 Trailwood, bench warrant, March 9. Ronald Wheeler, 51, 10189 Lincoln Road, driving under suspension, March 9. Christopher Campbell, 31, 6211 Taylor Pike, open container, March 9. Amanda Southerland, 22, 13458 New Harmony Shiloh Road, drug abuse, March 10. Gregory Motley, 27, 1738 Sutton Ave., disorderly conduct, March 10. Heather Cook, 22, 7012 Oak St., bench warrant, March 10. Lauren Dulle, 23, 4885 Orland Road, drug abuse, March 11. Natalie Friedeman, 22, 32 Estate Drive, driving under suspension, March 11.

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Dai Lafrancis Moore, born 1983, possession of drugs, 6201 Beechmont Ave., March 15. Mark Richardson, born 1988, disorderly conduct, 2302 Salvador St., March 22. Petrina White, born 1978, menacing, 6401 Coffey St., March 16. James Bush, born 1955, improper solicitation, 2203 Beechmont Ave., March 11. Amy H Stone, born 1981, assault knowingly harm victim, 2020 Beechmont Ave., March 18. Marcus Phillips, born 1975, possession of drugs, 2245 Beechmont Ave., March 11. Robert Hill, born 1984, disorderly conduct, 6265 Sturdy Ave., March 14.


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12:24 a.m., Shadypine Drive, trouble breathing 4:19 a.m., Brooke Avenue, medical emergency 4:56 a.m., Viking Court, sick person 5:17 a.m., Hawkstone Drive, trouble breathing 6:24 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 6:53 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 8:55 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 9:00 a.m., Pamela & Beechmont, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address

Wednesday, March 10

12:50 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 2:11 a.m., Pebble Court, trouble breathing 7:15 a.m., Teuton Court, carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO 7:19 a.m., Batavia Pike & Old Ohio 74, CO alarm 8:09 a.m., Forest Road, chest pain 8:12 a.m., Forest Road, EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 10:04 a.m., Forest Road, extrication, rescue, other 11:09 a.m., Five Mile Road, other incident type not listed 10:39 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 11:48 p.m., Nordyke Road, person unconscious/unresponsive

Thursday, March 11

5:34 a.m., Sandcliffe Drive, assist back to bed 12:16 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 12:53 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 4:00 p.m., Interstate 275 Hwy, auto accident/person injured 5:03 p.m., Salem & Sutton, auto accident/person injured 6:45 p.m., Woodcroft Drive, sick person 7:30 p.m., Wolfangel Road, sick person 7:51 p.m., Wolfangel Road, medical emergency 10:30 p.m., Baribill Place, trouble breathing

Friday, March 12

3:30 a.m., Pebble Court, diabetic emergency 6:09 a.m., Clough Pike, trouble breathing 8:07 a.m., Fordham Court, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 12:05 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, smoke detector activation, no fire unintentional 5:56 p.m., Richland Drive, person injured in a fall 6:09 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, sick person 8:34 p.m., Pebble Court, person

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12:24 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, local alarm system, malicious false alarm 3:00 p.m., Sunderland Drive, person injured in a fall 6:35 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 7:41 p.m., Woodridge Drive, trash or rubbish fire, contained

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For the first time, Anderson Township has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for its commitment to urban forestry. The township learned recently it had met the four standards set by the Arbor Day Foundation to earn the designation. Anderson Township and the Street Tree Committee worked for the past two years to fulfill the eligibility requirements and also established a forestry program that would continue the effort in the future. “There are many benefits of street trees to a community,” said Paul Drury, assistant director of Anderson Township’s Development Services Department. “Those benefits include reducing erosion, cutting heating and cooling costs, cleaning the air and providing habitat for wildlife.” Projects include the initiation of a tree committee, passage of a tree-care resolution, the design and implementation of a comprehensive community forestry program and hosting of an Arbor Day celebration and proclamation. The comprehensive community forestry program includes maintaining trees in township right-of-ways and planting of trees, as well. “Now as part of the township’s street re-surfacing/rehabilitation program, all aspects of the township’s infrastructure are addressed,” including the street, curbs, sidewalks and trees, said Drury. On the advice of the Street Tree Committee, the township will offer street

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Kindervelt 18 hosts benefit golf scramble May 14 Kindervelt 18 of Berkshire Estates in Anderson Township, a non-profit auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will hold its fifth annual Golf Scramble for Children’s at Legendary Run Golf Course Friday, May 14. Golfers will enjoy a light lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s, top-notch golf, snacks, drinks and a rib dinner courtesy of City Barbeque. Prizes will be awarded for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Hole in One Challenge and team performance. Guests are invit-

ed to join the golfers for dinner and a silent auction with items such as local dining, tickets to major golfing events including the Memorial, sports memorabilia, destination packages, jewelry spa packages and much more. There will also be a grand raffle with a chance to win a week in a Destin, Fla., condo ($1,900 value), a Staycation at Great Wolf Lodge ($340 value) or $100 cash. Tickets are one for $20 or three for $50. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.


Bill Hausfeld, Randy Day, Neil Morstadt and Steve Asman represent the Smucker’s Team at the 2009 Scramble for Children’s. event including First Financial Bank and Fastpark and Relax. Proceeds from the event will benefit the division of asthma research. Kindervelt is in the first year of a 4year giving commitment to

The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. The grand raffle and awards ceremony will occur during dinner. Several community sponsors are supporting this

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Kindervelt members Michelle Kuzmiak, Holly Longmore and Laura Tuzun load up the snack cart. this recently formed division. To date, the group has donated more than $14 million to the hospital. The cost of the event is $125 for golfers and $20 for dinner and post-event activities only (non-golfers). To

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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After more than 25 years at the same location, Mercy Medical Associates-Anderson Family Medicine is moving its office. It will remain on the campus of Mercy Hospital Anderson, but will move from the Medical Office Building I just across the driveway to the Medical Office Building II at 7502 State Road, Suite 3310. When the practice moves to its new location, it will switch to an Electronic Med-

ical Records (EMR) system. The practice also will begin a new service called MyChart that will allow patients to view test results, schedule appointments, review physician instructions, request renewals of medications and review their medical history – all online via a password protected, encrypted connection. The office and fax numbers will remain the same: 624-1240 for the office; and 624-1290 for the fax.

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