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Cleanup planned

Efforts to enhance the Mt. Washington Cemetery will continue. Improving the cemetery on Sutton Avenue was one of the projects for which Mt. Washington chose to use Neighborhood Enhancement Program funding. The Mt. Washington Service League will continue this momentum toward improving the cemetery with a cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5. FULL STORY, A3

Event adds music

This year’s Mt. Washington Farmers Market will have more than just produce. Live entertainment has been added with plans to feature music at the event once a month. The market will be 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Stanbery Park off Corbly Road. It will kick off Thursday, June 5. FULL STORY, A4

Voice your opinion

Anderson Township Trustee Russ Jackson has proposed publishing the names of anyone requesting public records on the township’s website. What do you think? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the May 26 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at township asking readers if the public must be allowed to be more involved in the selection of representatives to the Anderson Township Park District, or should township trustees continue to make appointments the same way are: More public input: (20) 62.5% (12)

Total votes: 32

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Newtown and the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District are near a deal. Newtown Village Councilman Mark Kobasuk stated the two sides have revised the current contract, though the council didn’t vote May 25 on accepting the contract and will likely vote on the measure at the next meeting. Revisions include adding a fourth on-duty firefighter at the Newtown fire station. Kobasuk had noted previously that the village’s current Kobasuk c o n t r a c t requires the Fire District to have three firefighters on duty at all times, which is one less than state standards. “I think that’s a great improvement,” he said. During a recent public hearing on the matter, Chief Tom Driggers said if the village made a commitment to the Fire District he would find a way to give the village an extra firefighter on duty at the station, which will cost an additional $140,000 annually. The commitment from Newtown came when the village gave its approval for the Fire District to move forward with plans to buy the former E-check site.




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The former E-check building will likely be the site of the new Newtown fire station. The village has given the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District permission to begin negotiating with the owners to buy the building.

In other news Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during Newtown Village Council’s meeting: • Council approved a motion to accept $40,638 from the Hamilton County Park District for an easement at Short Park. The easement will be used for the Little Miami Scenic Trail Project, phase two, which will connect the trail from the Little Miami Golf Center to Clough Pike. • Cosby stated the council will vote at its next meeting to accept the streets of Ivy Hills, a subdivision in the village where residents have had to pay for the maintenance of their own roads for several years due to the developer not completing the project. At its most recent meeting, the Fire Board gave Driggers the authority to negotiate for the site. If the 5-acre site is bought by

the Fire District, Kobasuk said the Fire Board would move forward with plans to renovate and update the building before constructing its

second fire station in Fairfax or Columbia Township. Kobasuk said the Fire Board would also be open to allowing the village to buy a portion of the site to use as it sees fit. Mayor Curt Cosby said he read the agreement, and noted while the current contract gives Newtown the final say in where a new fire station is placed in the village the revised contract does not. “Forty years from now, council may want the ability to approve or disapprove them moving,” he said, adding he’d like to see that added to the revised agreement.

Anderson Twp. may publish names By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township Trustee Russ Jackson has proposed publishing the names of anyone requesting public records on the township’s website. In addition, Jackson wants to publish the time involved for employees to gather requested documents and the estimated cost of that time. The proposal was made after the board of trustees recently adopted an updated public records policy specifically addressing electronic records, such as e-mails and text messages. “It only seemed appropriate to me that we would post that information on our website simply because people could see what kind of costs are involved to comply with the public records act,” Jackson said. “We have every right to gather the information, why not let the taxpayers see it?” The Ohio Public Records Act does not require a person requesting documents to identify themself, and Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said if the identity of the requester is unknown the township will simply list the request and time used to compile




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Administrative Assistant Molly Mohrfield often handles public records requests for Anderson Township. The board of trustees recently updated its policy to better address electronic records. the request. Jurisdictions are not allowed to charge for labor, but some public records requests, Earhart said, take days or weeks to gather all the documents. “It does cost us when there is time involved,” Jackson said. Jackson voted yes, along with two other trustees, to approve an open records mission statement resolution in 2007. Part of that resolution stated the township’s mission was to “at all times fully comply with and abide by both the spirit and the letter of Ohio’s Open Records Act

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and Open Meetings Act.” The resolution also stated the township “will do nothing that abridges the public’s right to obtain information about their government or that inhibits or discourages citizens from doing so.” Jackson’s proposal, however, would discourage citizens from seeking public record information, said Frank Deaner, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association. “While his intent may be positive it actually runs counter to the spirits of the public records act,” Deaner said. “I would also fear what could end up being a chilling effect if they post all the details he intends to post.” The historic intent of the public records law, Deaner said, is that the documents kept by the public office belong to the citizens and the public office merely serves as a custodian of the records. Deaner said case law has consistently stated that employee time should not be calculated in the cost of the request. Deaner said the township could post the estimated cost of complying with a public records request without identifying the requester. The information is expected to be posted on the Anderson Town-

Electronic records

The updated Anderson Township public records policy better addresses electronic records, which includes, but is not limited to, e-mail, text messages and instant messages, including those sent and received via a hand-held communications device, such as a Blackberry. Anderson Township’s policy, modeled on a recommendation from the Ohio attorney general, says electronic records are to be treated the same as records in other formats, such as paper or audio tapes. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said the new requirements will be challenging and require staff training. “We have to figure out what can be deleted and what can’t,” she said, adding that the township needs to figure out how to save and store messages. “How do you code and categorize them in such a way that you can retrieve them all easily without creating a nightmare?” ship website in a spreadsheet format. “We owe it to the taxpayers to show what kind of costs are involved with unfunded federal mandates,” Jackson said. The Ohio Public Records Act is a state statute, not a federal law.



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Food pantry gets help By Rob Dowdy

Inter Parish Ministry is receiving help from a local church in an attempt to feed as many less fortunate families as possible. Indian Hill Church is planning a food drive Sunday, June 6, that will benefit Inter Parish Ministry, a group that offers community services and a food pantry for those less fortunate.

Along with the food drive, entitled, “Feed a Family,” the church is also using approximately $3,500 collected in the last six months from the Kroger Rewards Program to buy food for the pantry. Sarah Cadle, service coordinator for Inter Parish Ministry, said the help is appreciated. She said throughout much of the year, the food pantry is stocked by school food drives and various other organizations. However, Cadle said during the summer months, donations drop off as the need often rises. She said Inter Parish Ministry is seeking out new resources, which include local churches lending a


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To learn more about Inter Parish Ministry, or to donate, visit hand. “The majority of our drives are coming from churches,” Cadle said. Linda Seal, a boardmember with Inter Parish Ministry as well as the co-chair for outreach at Indian Hill Church, said summer at the food pantry can be a trying time. While donations diminish with less holiday food drives and school participation, the pantry sees more families with more needs. “Inter Parish Ministry traditionally struggles to keep food on the shelves in

the summer months,” she said. Seal said families at or below the poverty line who don’t typically use the food pantry find themselves there on a regular basis in the summer, as free or reduced lunches aren’t available for their children when school isn’t in session. Seal said families at Indian Hill Church are being asked to bring in about $50 in groceries, which is approximately what the food pantry gives to families requesting help. “Ideally, we will have each of our families help feed one of their families,” she said.

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Mt. Washington Cemetery receiving attention By Forrest Sellers

to reach out to whatever funds are Efforts to enhance the available,” Mt. Washington Cemetery said Doan will continue. about ongoImproving the cemetery ing efforts to on Sutton Avenue was one Williams maintain the of the projects for which Mt. cemetery. Washington chose to use Council has also chosen Neighborhood Enhance- the cemetery as one of the ment Program funding. locations to install landmark Cincinnati chose Mt. signage. The other locations Washington as one of the will include Stanbery Park communities for the 2010 and the water tower. NeighNeighborhood Enhance- borhood Enhancement Proment Program in which pri- gram funding will be used vate and corporate funding for the landmark signage. is provided for neighbor“Everyone looks to (the hood projects. A Neighbor- cemetery) as one of the hood Enhancement Pro- landmarks of Mt. Washinggram Steering Committee ton,” said Jake Williams, allotted $4,424 for replace- board president of the Mt. ment of the Washington cemetery fencCommunity ing. The Mt. Council. If you go Washington AccordWhat: Mt. Washington Service League ing to Julie Cemetery Cleanup will continue Rimer, secWhen: 8 a.m. to 11 this momentum retary and a.m. Saturday, June 5 toward improvtreasurer of Where: Mt. Washington ing the cemetery the Mt. Cemetery, Sutton Avenue with a cleanup Washington and Campus Lane from 8 a.m. to Cemetery 11 a.m. SaturAssociation, day, June 5. the cemetery was estabService League coordina- lished in 1855. Rimer said tor Ryan Doan said volun- many of the Mt. Washington teers are needed to help take founders are buried at the down dead trees, paint the site. A lot of history is there, mortuary, remove weeds she said. around the fence and clear For information, contact overgrown areas. Doan at 255-0955 or e-mail “Our organization wants

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Live music added to Mount Washington Farmers Market By Forrest Sellers

This year’s Mt. Washington Farmers Market will have more than just produce. Live entertainment has been added with plans to feature music at the event once a month. The market will be 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Stanbery Park off Corbly Road. It will kick off Thursday, June 5. Jo Ann Kavanaugh, founder and co-coordinator of the market, along with Mt. Washington resident Scott Kelley, said the music will primarily be acoustic. “When people are on their way home from work, music is a relaxing element,” said Kavanaugh, who is also a board member on the Mt. Washington Community Council. “(Music) encourages you to linger.” This is the sixth year for the event, which was started by Kavanaugh, her husband, Kirk, and Mike

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What: Mt. Washington Farmers Market When: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays June through October Where: Stanbery Park off Corbly Road Lacinak, who is president of the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. Kavanaugh said the popularity of farmers markets has taken off in recent years. People are interested in where their food comes from, and they like different options, she said. This year’s farmers market will have 15 different vendors selling fruit, vegetables, jams and jellies. Two craft booths will have jewelry and pottery. The market will continue through October. For information, visit the website


Founder and co-coordinator Jo Ann Kavanaugh holds a banner promoting the Mt. Washington Farmers Market, which is 3-7 p.m. Thursdays at Stanbery Park. Live music has been added to the event this year.

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Miami Valley, Brylan’s team up for senior celebration

Miami Valley Christian Academy sent its seniors out in style with a party at a local coffee house the night before their final day of classes. The school organized “MVCA Night at Brylan’s” May 20 for seniors. The event included musical performances from students, refreshments and the school’s parent-teacher association gave each senior $5 to spend at the coffee house.

Emily Carabello, elementary art teacher at the academy, said the senior night was organized after she and her husband, Justin, went to Brylan’s for coffee and were amazed by their surroundings. The coffee house, which recently opened on Main Street in Newtown, features a spacious backyard with space for a stage, a pond and outdoor seating. Carabello said she spoke with Matt Huber, owner of Brylan’s, about a possible partnership that would allow the school to host

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Miami Valley Christian Academy sophomores Sarah Spence (left) and Jesenia Oliveira perform during the MVCA Night at Brylan's. The event was organized by the school to celebrate graduating seniors.

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events at the coffee house. “We had a feeling it would benefit both of us,” she said. Huber said he was pleased to host the event for Miami Valley. He said he wasn’t expecting to serve food during the senior party, but so many people were requesting sandwiches that he called his chef back to the establishment for the twohour event. Huber said the school function is hopefully just the beginning of Brylan’s hosting community events.

Forest Hills School District teacher Jeffery Brickler is about to continue his own education in a subject that is his passion – Latin. Brickler recently learned that he is the recipient of a Fulbright Award. Thanks to this award, and several others, Brickler will spend eight weeks this summer in an intensive Latin program at the American Academy in Rome. This will mark Brickler’s second opportunity to study in Rome. As an undergraduate he spent a semester in the city as part of a study abroad program at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. “It was terrific,” he said. “It was amazing. I learned a tremendous amount. I saw things that I never thought I would see.” One such sight was the Coliseum, which he caught the first glimpse of during his bus ride from the airport. Brickler has taught Latin for six years, three in Forest Hills and three at his alma mater of Northwest Local. In Forest Hills he currently teaches classes at each Anderson and Turpin High Schools and Nagel Middle School. His desire to become a Latin teacher was fueled by his own high school Latin teacher, the late John Michaels. “I liked him and Latin because of him,” said Brickler. During Brickler’s senior year of high school, Michaels became ill and was diagnosed with lymphoma. Though unable to teach,


Forest Hills School District Latin teacher Jeffery Brickler has received a Fulbright Award to study Latin for eight weeks at the American Academy in Rome this summer. Michaels still found the energy to tutor his star pupil. By the time he graduated from high school, Brickler had completed six years of Latin studies including his two years in middle school. Choosing a college major was easy; he opted to become a Latin teacher. “To me it made sense. I’ve always liked kids and loved Latin,” he said. For Brickler, the study of Latin is much more than a language. “When you study a language you also study its culture,” he said. “In Rome and throughout Italy, it’s wonderful to see how the culture and modern language reflects so much of the past.” An appreciation of the culture, the history and the

language, coupled with a desire to expand educational opportunities for students first interested Brickler in applying for a Fulbright Award. Last summer he accompanied a group of Turpin students on a tour of Italy. “The kids had a great time but they spent only one day in Rome,” he said. To him, he said, the day in Rome was not as enriching as it could have been. By immersing himself in a study program in Rome, Brickler felt that he would be able to provide future students with an even more enriching visit to the city. During his studies this summer, Brickler will spend six weeks in Rome and two weeks in Campagne, near Naples.



From left (top), Mercy Montessori parent and faculty member Diane Fee (Anderson Township) and parent Brooke Wright (Clifton) recently traveled to Bogota, Columbia, to deliver items to children living in the Hogares Luz Y Vida orphanage. Here, the parents prepare for their visit to Columbia with the help of Mercy preschoolers, from left, Annelise Hawgood (Mount Lookout), Kinsey Bowling (Oakley) and Te Wright (Clifton).

Mercy Montessori connects with orphans in Bogota Mercy Montessori parent Brooke Wright, Mercy alumna and parent Hadley Dorna Bowling and Mercy preschool teacher and parent Diane Fee recently traveled to Bogota, Columbia, to deliver items to the 110 children living in the Hogares Luz Y Vida (Home of Light and Life) orphanage. As part of Mercy Montessori’s mission, preschool students collected much-needed school, art and activity supplies, along with basic clothing for the orphans, who range in age from infants to young adults. An integral part of the Mercy experience, students from preschool through jun-

ior high select which service projects they will devote their time and energy to each year. The trio of Mercy parents spent one week working with the children, all of whom live daily with severe special needs such as Spina Bifida, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome and visual impairments. The orphanage, nestled in the hills of Southern Bogota, was founded 20 years ago by Sister Valeriana, a Catholic nun. One of the missions of Hogares Luz Y Vida is to see that the more capable children in the orphanage live as normal a life as possible. To this end, she has built

two integrated schools where her children go to school with neighborhood children. Mercy Montessori students of all ages wrote letters to the Columbian children and Lucas Mairal-Cruz, a junior high student, created a bilingual video tour of Mercy to be shared with those at Hogares Luz Y Vida. This is the second year that several of the Mercy Montessori preschool classrooms have chosen the Home of Light and Life as their service project. For more information about Mercy Montessori and its service projects, visit

Caleb Fairley has been named to the 2010 winter quarter dean’s list at Ohio State University. He is the son of Terry and Becky Fairley of Newtown. • Ohio University winter quarter – Ian Anderson, Emily Auvil, Adam Baas, Sydney Baker, Emily Barnett, Kirstyn Blair, Laura Bosken, Matthew Bowersox, Ashley Bush, Colleen Cheek, Rachel Collins, Lindsey Cornish, Michael Dames, Stuart Dapper, Michael Difilippo, Andrew Disabatino, Taylor Donofrio, Jessica Fangman, Emily Feldman, Joseph Flading, John Forsthoefel, Stephanie Gable, Steve Gartner, Arthur Gildea, Amanda Hawkins, Samantha Hundemer, Elaine Hurd, Ann Marie Jagoditz, Alexandrea Johnson, Ethan Kirkwood, Maggie Kuhr, Elizabeth Leugers, Michelle Littmann, Christopher Luessen, Jacqueline Mayer, Katie McGuire, Kevin McKnight, James McLeod, Kelly Murphy, Monique Pelletier, Rachael Philpot, Emily Powers, Matthew Proctor, Nicole Re, Chandra Richards, Samuel Rossell, Carlyn Runnels, Michael Schroder, Courtney Seligmann, Michael Sliwinski, Elizabeth Slusher, Julia Whitford and Andrew Yunker.

Erica Turer has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Butler University.

A 2007 Anderson High School graduate, she is the daughter of Nancy and Allen Turer.


Ohio University – Victoria Blaznek, Nicholas Miller and Sarah Sulick.

Samantha Stapleton graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph on May 8. She received a Bachelors of Arts in music, with a Stapleton licensure in education, K-12. Stapleton, an Anderson High School graduate, also received an award for excellence in music and the Jane Cuni Armstrong Award from the Mount.

Shaun Lillard, a 2006 graduate of Anderson High School, graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University May 1 with a double major in economics and Italian. He was also recognized as the Outstanding Italian Graduate during the graduation ceremony. Lillard will complete his Master of Arts in international relations at Johns Hopkins University.

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McNicholas High School students and siblings, from left, Ryan and Sarah Wampler have been recognized and awarded Presidential Service Awards for their dedication to serving their school, church and community in 2009. Ryan accumulated more than 254 service hours last year, while Sarah served 145 hours as a volunteer. PROVIDED


Andrea Perry has been inducted into Xavier University’s chapter of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. Perry, who will be a junior at Xavier in the fall, is a research assistant at the college and will be a research volunteer this summer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A 2008 McNicholas High School graduate, Perry lives in Mount Washington.

Rebecca Conrad has been inducted into Xavier University’s Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society. Conrad is the daughter of Jeffrey and Gayle Conrad of Newtown. She is a senior majoring in English with minors in peace studies and gender and diversity studies at Xavier.

Marietta College’s Emily Mattson was recently inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma, a national honor society sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Mattson is a graduate of Turpin High School.


Miami University junior Abby Marck, a dietetics major and nutrition minor, will complete an internship at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., this summer. She is from Mount Washington.


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June 2, 2010

HONOR ROLLS Mt. Washington School The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.


Citizenship – Melina Armentrout, PJ Bower, Kaithyn Bryant, Priyanka Chopra, Dameon Coates, Ray Cook, Jared Cooke, Joshua Coyne, Lani Daniels, Isaiah Dukes, Emma Evans, Brianna Foppe, Daniel Geeding, Evelyn Haskin, Asia Howard, Salvadore Howard, Alexia Hutchinson, Gianna Hysell, Jakob Johnson, Ahmed Kalo, Daisha MacInnis, Tyrone McKee, Sarah Murphy, Deangelo Prude, Jordan Savage, Marsha Schulze, Hailey Sheridan, Jenna Simpson, Jacob Stamper, Briyanna Tarrance, Aminah Thornton and Justine Williams. Perfect Attendance – Dylan Barrett, Mackenzie Horsley, Salvadore Howard, Eva Karim, Sarah Murphy, Logan Nash and Kye Oldigies.

First Grade

Citizenship – Matthew Alexander, Kyle Barrett, Blake Bauer, Emily Baumgartner, Elijah Boots, Jonathan Buggs, Harleena Chopra, Jerome Collins, Vanessa English, Josey Estepp, Patience Gabbard, Fallon Gation, Jacob Griswold, Oliva Hawk, Emily Haywood, Rachel Hughes, Asso Ismail, Kaitlyn Jackson, Claira Kimble, William Knott, Austin Perez, Alexandria Pine, Charles Pond, Khiya Ridley, Brandi Roberts, Kala Simpson, Maggie Soult, Elizabeth Stoops, Brayden Turner and Richard Watkins. Perfect Attendance – Madison Barnes, Kyle Barrett, Blake Bauer, Elijah Boots, Elexis Hollis, Asso Ismail, Gary Jones Jr., Claire Kimble, Alexandria Pine, Brandon Schaeffer, Maggie Soult, Brayden Turner, Skyler Walker and Richard Watkins. Principal’s Honors – Madison Barnes, Elijah Boots, Vanessa English, Josey Estep, Jacob Griswold, Olivia Hawk, Kaitlyn Jackson, Amy Jenkins and Claira Kimble. First Honors – Emily Baumgartner, Samantha Bonnell, Olivia Hawk, Asso Ismail, Alexandria Pine, Charles Pond, Khiya Ridley, Kala Simpson, Maggie Soult, Brayden Turner and Terry Williams. Second Honors – Kyle Barrett, Blake Bauer, Harleena Chopra, Jerome Collins, Andrew Davidson, Kyler Fox, Xzaiver Greene, Emily Haywood and Brandon Schaeffer.

Second Grade

Citizenship – Jenna Adams, Christopher Adamski, Luke Barham, Destiney Bonapfel, Elizabeth Bonnell,



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Kesean Brown, Alysia Busch, Eloise Coyne, Chloe Crosthwaite, Christian Decker, Rickia ElasterRobbins, Jasmine Frost, Allyson Graves, Kiley Guilliams, Mirysha Gvozdanovic, Amy Jenkins, Brian Lunsford, Allison Madden, Victoria Madden, Emma Martyniuk, Heather McCane, Jordan Myrick, Sierra Norton, Seth Parsons, Nathan Remotigue, Cherokee Reynolds, Victoria Schaefer, Keylaia Smith, Mykela Thomas, April Trinidad, Alani Walker, Liberty Wilson and Julia Ziesemer. Perfect Attendance – Jenna Adams, Cherie Applebury, Kayla Corn, Samara Conrad, Chloe Crosthwaite, Chris Davidson, Christian Decker, Frankie Farrell, Allyson Graves, Mirysha Gvozdanovic, Mahoganie Hill, Evan Karim, Brian Lunsford, Victoria Madden, Emma Martyniuk, Heather McCane, Stephanae McPheeters, Jacob Moore, Brandon Oiler, McKenzie Ratliff, Nathan Remotigue, Miles Rubenacker, Micah Solomon, Mykela Thomas, April Trinidad, Alani Walker and Liberty Wilson. Principal’s Honors – Alysia Busch, Emma Martyniuk and Seth Parsons. First Honors – Jenna Adams, Christopher Adamski, Elizabeth Bonnell, Kayla Corn, Eloise Coyne, Christian Decker, Jasmine Frost, Allyson Graves, Mirysha Gvozdanovic, Brianna Hoover, Allison Madden, Victoria Madden, Robert McCane, Stephanae McPheeters, Jordan Myrick, Logan Ness, Brandon Oiler, Nathan Remotigue, Miles Rubenacker, Mykela Thomas, Liberty Wilson and Julia Ziesemer. Second Honors – Nick Ballard, Luke Barham, Shayla Bennett, Destiney Bonapfel, Kamille Brown, Chloe Crosthwaite, Christopher Davidson, Rickia Elaster-Robbins, Mahoganie Hill, Brian Lunsford, Allison Madden, Sierra Norton, Hannah Plummer, McKenzie Ratliff, Cherokee Reynolds, Steven Ritenhour, Victoria Schaefer, Keylaia Smith, April Trinidad, Maxwell Vonderhaar and Alani Walker.

Third Grade

Good Citizenship – Isabelle Angel, John Arbogast, Ariel Bailey, Cody Bryant, Cameron Bynum, Tia Carroll, Hailey Collins, Madeline Cox, Tad Ehlers, Deasian Gans, Rickey Greer, Brogan Harding, Billy Haywood, Seth Herndon, Joshua Hetzel, Dasani Ivory, Shea Jenkins, Breanna Kerth, Jacob Matheney, Riley McIntyre, Sabrina Miller, Rebecca Reynolds, Ryan Shelton, Ainsley Sweet, Hannah Watkins, Taylor Williams and Celia Wissman. Perfect Attendance – John Arbogast, Ariel Bailey, Brogan Harding, Shea Jenkins, Jacob Matheney, Riley McIntyre and Tywonn White. Principal’s Honors – Tad Ehlers, Brogan Harding, Beth Jackson and Riley McIntyre. First Honors – John Arbogast, Ariel Bailey, Cameron Bynum, Tia Carroll, Madeline Cox, Deasian Gans, Joshua Hetzel, Dakota Husley, Ismail Ismail, Shea Jenkins, Cierra Knight, Jacob Matheney, Rebecca Reynolds, Ainsley Sweet and Celia Wissman. Second Honors – Isabelle Angel, Cody Bryant, Seth Herdon, Dasani Ivory, Anastasia Johnson, Breanna Kerth, Sabrina Miller and Amber


Fourth Grade

Citizenship – Ben Barnes, Daysha Bennett, Cheyenne Bonapfel, Jared Brown, Shekina Dick, Ian Drews, Alyssa Flege, Jayson Foppe, Madalyn Graves, Donovan Gvozdanovic, Makennah Gvozdanovic, Jevaughnie Hall, Armon Harris, Brooke Hensley, Elizabeth Jones, Ashley Lang, Emma Lawrence, Sebrina Nichols, Allie Orabona, Feyi Oyedrina, Pari Patel, Michelle Rhodes, Kathy Sebastian and Kevin Snider. Perfect Attendance – Waddie Aburas, Jayvon Brewster, Madalyn Graves, Donovan Gvozdanovic, Jevaughnie Hall, Elizabeth Jones, Sebrina Nichols, Olufeyisayo Oyediran, Ian Pond and Di’Ontae Robbin. Principal’s Honors – Ben Barnes, Shekinah Dick, Madalyn Graves, Makennah Gvozdanovic, Emma Lawrence, Feyi Oyediran and Michelle Rhodes. First Honors – Jayson Foppe, Donovan Gvozdanovic, Jevaughnie Hall, Ashley Lang, Justin Myrick, Allie Orabona and Pari Patel. Second Honors – Jeremy Barrett, Jared Brown, Kesara Carpenter, Ian Drews, Alyssa Flege, Jaid Freudiger, Brooke Hensley, Elizabeth Jones, Sebrina Nichols, Jane Paulson, Ian Pond, Kathy Sebastian, Kevin Snider and Mia Van Bever.

April Applauds

Anderson High School’s Anderson Applauds winners for April are, first row from left, Ryan Sowers and Taryn Wellborn; second row, Steven LaCount, Kyle Mitchell and Alicia Perkins; third row, Lauren Freland, Ian Hermanns and Christi Howard; back row, Evan Anglim, Dylan Barbera and Andrea Broderick. Not pictured, Beni Alexander.

Fifth Grade

Citizenship – Katie Bartmess, Kennedy Boseman, Kara Decker, Jayla Frost, Isabella Geeding, Megha Patel, Janise Price, Sara Rice, Dominic Ross, Marina Rubenacker, Bethany Sersion, Anna Simpson, Emily Smith, Kaitlyn Soult, Chloe Sweet, David Williams and Anna Yang. Perfect Attendance – Corine Clust, Kara Decker, Bethany Sersion, Emily Smith, Ronald Soult and Adam Wissman. Principal’s Honors – Isabella Geeding and Bethany Sersion. First Honors – Katie Bartmess, Corine Clust, Kara Decker, Jayla Frost, Aaron Hudson, Tamara Jackson, Jake Myrick, Megha Patel, Janise Price, Sara Rice, Alex Romero, Dominic Ross, Marina Rubenacker, Anna Simpson, Emily Smith, Ronald Soult, Chloe Sweet, Jared Walker, David Williams, Adam Wissman and Anna Yang. Second Honors – Kennedy Boseman, Bridget Burton, Michael Giordano, Elijah Hollis and Kaitlyn Soult.


Sixth Grade

Citizenship – Logan Barham, Nico Brown, Mulan Greenway, KeMoni Greer, Ryan Jago, Isiah Johnson, Jade McIntyre, Yeleni Montgomery, Kendall Montunnas, Craig Slagh and Marlo Whetstone. Perfect Attendance – Malikiya Davis, Kuku Karim, Maura Kimberly, Alex Kirkland, Alexis Kirkland, Yeleni Montgomery, Athia Ruschman, Kayla Shelton and Craig Slagh. Principal’s Honors – Ryan Jago, Craig Slagh and Marlo Whetstone. First Honors – Logan Barham, Malikiya Davis, Chelsie Gamble, Alex Kirkland, Alexis Kirkland, Yeleni Montgomery, Kendall Montunnas and Alex Rosen. Second Honors – Riyyad Amidou, Nico Brown, Mulan Greenway, Dominique Headen, Isiah Johnson, Maura Kimberly, Katelyne Knight, Taylor McCane, Jade McIntyre, Amel Osman, Athia Ruschman and Kayla Shelton.


Cum Laude inductees

Anderson High School’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society recently inducted its spring class of juniors and seniors. They are, first row from left, Lana Milbern (induction team), Emily Vincent, Audrey Platt, Rachael Massoud, Sammantha Traine and Laura Caggiano; second row, Grace Boothe, Marley Rossa, Elizabeth Dauterman (induction team), Cori Hedrick, Ashlee Rupp, Elizabeth Mathias, Bridget Hochwalt, Kendall Loseff and Elizabeth Farmer; third row, Corey Campos (induction team), Michael Baxter, Michael Moran, David Sobol, Gregory Stephen, Michael Janes, Kevin Hamilton, Francis Knuth, Jacob Nelson, Kevin Polacek, Jason Rice, Alan Long and Steven LaCount.

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Five McNicholas High School students recently attended the Wilks Leadership Conference, which focused on the development of young leaders in Cincinnati and Dayton, at Miami University. The students are, from left, Kelsey Mueller, Max Harmon, Maggie Dames, John Sandmann and Taylor Roberts.


Ryan Kenneth Sowers, son of Jamie E. Sowers and the late Kenneth M. Sowers, has accepted the Alumni Laureate Scholar Award from Bowling Green University. He will graduate from Anderson High School where he is active in DECA Marketing, National Honor Society, Senior Leaders, Drama Club,

Student Council, Gay/Straight Alliance, National Latin Honor Society, Academic Achievers, Young Republicans, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Anderson Dodgeball. Sowers plans to major in secondary education at Bowling Green.

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School placed ninth in the Animal Management Team event at the recent state Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition. Danielle Evans of Turpin High School also placed 13th in the Animal Management Team event during the competition. Both students also attend Live Oaks.


Lady Orange at state

The Anderson Community Lacrosse Lady Orange defeated the Colerain Lady Cardinals 14-7 Friday, May 28, in a regional semi-final at Anderson High School’s Brown Stadium. The Lady Orange players advance to the state semifinal in Columbus next Friday, June 4, and with a win, will advance to the state championship game on Saturday, June 5. The Lady Orange won the Division III state championship title in 2008 and 2009.

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• Anderson boys’ lacrosse bowed to Milford 17-7 May 29, after beating Springbroro 18-6 May 22. • Turpin lacrosse beat Wyoming 13-12 in overtime May 22 before losing to Indian Hill 9-6 May 26.

This week in baseball

• McNicholas beat Tippecanoe 5-2, May 22, in the Division II District Final. McNick’s Ryan Haynes pitched nine strikeouts, and Tim Gormly was 2-3 with three RBI.


McNick catcher Pat Fitzgerald attemps to throw a runner out in the early innings of the regional semifinal against Franklin May 27 at the University of Dayton.

• Moeller beat St. Xavier 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 in Division I Regional Final 1, May 22. • Purcell Marian beat McNicholas 25-21, 26-25, 1525, 27-25 in Division II Regional Final, May 22.

This week in tennis

• St. Xavier beat Lakota East 4-1, May 24, advancing to play either Upper Arlington or New Albany, May 30, at Ohio State. St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat Mueck 6-0, 6-4; Sean Bandy beat Fraley 6-0, 6-0; Hirsch Matani beat Noufer 6-0, 6-0; Ed Broun and Devin Bostick beat Witzman and P. Abunku 6-0, 6-3.

RESULTS Nagel Middle School May 3-May 7 Track and Field

Girls: FAVC Championships: Cardinal – fourth (of six teams). Individual results: Destiny Beamer second place, pole vault; Breanna Willenbrink second place, long jump; Hannah Helmers second place, 1,600 and 800 meter runs; Bridget Dames, Abbi Frooman, Abby Woolum, Sarah Greene second place, 4x400 relay. Buckeye – fifth (of six teams). Individual results: Rebecca Alfaro, Elise Dumford, Monica Lam, Alison Maddux third place, 4x200 relay. Boys: FAVC Championships: Cardinal – second (of six teams). Individual results: Ben Cocks – first place, 1,600 meter run and 800 meter run; Adrian Bacon, Nate ElKhoury, Chance Collier, Andrew Rackley – first place, 4x200 relay; Ben Cocks, Adrian Bacon, Chance Collier, Andrew Rackley – first place, 4x400 relay. Buckeye – sixth (of six teams).

Anderson senior moves on to state competition By Anthony Amorini

A late-season decision to throw Anderson’s Erica Mudd into a new event – the long jump – yielded a new school record and an additional conference title for the Redskin senior standout in 2010. Though Mudd’s Division I regional title in the high jump ultimately over-shadowed her exploits in the long jump, the senior’s ability to quickly conquer a new event was indicative of the versatile athlete’s competitive drive, Anderson girls’ coach Heather Clark said. Mudd first competed in the long jump at a junior

Blue: Defeated Sycamore, 6-5; lost to Glen Este, 11-1. Final record: 6-91. Silver: Defeated Lakota Liberty, 6-5; lost to Loveland, 2-1; lost to Little Miami (yellow), 11-3. Final record: 9-8. JOSEPH FUQUA II/STAFF

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The McNicholas High School baseball team, which won its fourth straight district title with a 5-2 win over Tippecanoe May 22, suffered a 13-10 regional semifinal loss to a very similar opponent – Franklin – May 27. The Rockets fell in an early hole, surrendering five runs in the top of an errorplagued first inning. Head coach Willy Corbett said Franklin is a lot like McNick. “They are a very good team if they get solid pitching and defense. They are aggressive at the plate and make contact,” he said. The two teams played in the regional last year, both teams lost five guys to graduation and took most of the season to get into their current form. The key in the district title game was the nine hits by the first five batters in the lineup and by senior Ryan Haynes giving up only five hits while striking

out nine. The Rockets end the season with a 14-15 record, but Corbett said he thinks some teams may have overlooked McNick in the postseason because of their deceiving record. “As I tell our team, with the schedule we play you are going to suffer some defeats to bigger teams, which we did,” he said. “But these things turn around and you get a hit to go into the hole instead of right at the other team and the bounces start to go back your way. Baseball is a funny game, and it equals out that way.” Corbett said McNick players have developed the mindset that no matter what happens, they will improve and get better during the season. Overall, seniors Craig Hyson, Tommy Fraiz and Tim Gormly led the team. “Those three have really come through in the tournament,” Corbett said. “I don’t think you can have this kind of success without seniors stepping up every year,


McNick’s James Hunt crosses home plate in the third inning of the regional semifinal against Franklin on May 27 at the University of Dayton.

and we’ve had that. It makes a big difference.” Hyson led the team in hits and RBI, and Gormly led the team in batting average. Fraiz is fourth on the team in hits. Ryan Curran also had a very strong offensive year, as he was third in average and RBIs and tied for second in hits. McNick finished the season winning seven of their last nine games.

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Anderson High School’s Kendall Loseff jumps over the bar as she competes in the girls’ pole vault during Division I regional track and field meet at Dayton Welcome Stadium Friday, May 28.

varsity meet just two weeks before the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division finals. Mudd promptly set a new school record in the long jump with a 17-foot11 leap at the junior varsity competition. “It was all brand new to her, but she is so athletic that she took to it really quickly,” Clark said of Mudd’s immediate impact in the long jump. “She is the most coachable girl and she’s always the last to leave practice. “She does so much that she has a lot to practice,” Clark joked. Mudd qualified to regionals in an astounding four events following a “fantastic day” at districts, Clark said. Districts concluded Saturday, May 22, with Mudd winning a district title in the high jump with her firstplace leap of 5-foot-4. Mudd also advanced to regionals with a secondplace finish in the long jump (17-05.25), a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.93) and a thirdplace finish in the 300 hurdles (44.89) at districts. The top four athletes in each event advanced from districts to regionals. “To me, it’s such an impressive accomplishment to make regionals in four events,” Clark said. “She is definitely one of the best track athletes to ever come through Anderson.” At the FAVC Buckeye Divison finals, Mudd won league titles in the high jump (5-02), long jump (17-0.25), the 300 hurdles (44.70) and the 100 hurdles (14.66) while scoring 10 points in each event for the Lady Redskins. Anderson finished in second place behind Love-


Anderson senior Erica Mudd speeds down the track while running a preliminary heat for the 100-meter hurdles during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. Mudd qualified to the regional finals with her fourth-place time of 14.93 during preliminary heats for the 100 hurdles. land, 142-131, including 40 points from Mudd’s firstplace finishes. “We are going to miss her tremendously,” Clark said. “She is a great role model for the girls and she is a great motivator. “She has it all. She’s just one of those athletes that every coach dreams of,” Clark added. Mudd captured her regional title in the high jump Friday, May 28, at the Division I Regional Championships with a first-place leap of 5-foot-5. Mudd returns to state in the high jump after taking eighth place in the event during the 2009 state championships. Mudd took fifth place in each of her other events at

regionals while falling one place short of a state qualification in each event. State qualifiers travel to Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus for the state championships Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Additional regional qualifiers for the Redskins included senior Kevin Hamilton, sophomore Nick Vogele, junior Anne Ayers and senior Kendall Loseff. At districts, the Redskin athletes qualified to regionals with Hamilton finishing fourth in the boys 400 at 40.28, Vogele taking fourth place in the boys 3,200 at 9:38.89, Ayers taking third place in the girls’ discus at 104-10 and Loseff finishing fourth

in the girls’ pole vault at 9-06. Turpin, the area’s other Division I school, had five regional qualifiers. At districts, the Spartans advancing to regionals included junior Shade Whitfield’s third-place finish in the boys’ 110 hurdles at 15.33, junior Adrienne Gorgan’s second-place finish in the girls’ 800 at 2:18.73, junior Andrew Flohr’s fourth-place finish in the boys discus at 150-11, senior Hannah Zimmerman’s second-place finish in the girls’ pole vault at 10-00 and junior Matthew Olsson’s second-place finish in the boys’ pole vault at 1300.

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Sports & recreation

Track state qualifiers prepare The Regional Championships for Ohio track and field for Divisions I-III concluded Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, with the top four athletes in each event qualifying to state. State qualifiers travel to Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus for the state championships Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Below is a list of Division IIII state qualifiers with their results from regionals which concluded Friday and Saturday, May 28-29:

Division I regionals

Girls’ high jump: 1, senior Erica Mudd (Anderson), 5-05. Girls’ 100: 1, Shauniece Steele (Walnut Hills) 11.91. Girls’ 200: 2, Shauniece Steele (Walnut Hills), 24.76.

Girls’ 400: 1, Ashley Liverpool (Walnut Hills), 55.88. Girls’ 4x100 relay: 3, Walnut Hills (Briana Woods, Tiffany Caldwell, Alijah Carpenter, Dominique Jones), 48.79. Girls’ 4x200 relay: 1,Walnut Hills (Brianna Woods, Ashley Liverpool, Tiffany Caldwell, Shauniece Steele), 1:39.86. Girls’ 4x400 relay: 1, Walnut Hills (Maryn Lowry, Shauniece Steele, Ashley Liverpool, Tiffany Caldwell), 3:49.93. Boys’ 1,600: 3, Jackson Neff (Walnut Hills), 4:24.01

Division II regionals

Girls 4x800 relay: 3, McNicholas (Maddie Scott, Rebecca Heise, Lauren Clark, Kelsey Mueller), 9:34.67.

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Turpin High School junior Shade Whitfield, right, sprints down the track while running a preliminary heat for the 110-meter hurdles during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. Whitfield finished 15th in the event with a time of 16.32 during preliminary heats at regionals.

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Volleyball camp

Anderson High School is conducting a volleyball camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for incoming ninth through 12th grades; and 2-5 p.m. for incoming fourth through eighth grades, July 1215, at the Anderson High School gym. Cost is $40 for high school, and $50 for youth. Cost includes a shirt. Contact Jeff Davis at 288-5054.

Boys long jump: 2, Calen Settles (Clark Montessori),

Boys wrestling camp

Anderson High School is conducting a boys’ wrestling camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 14-18, at the Nagel Middle School auxiliary gym. Contact Luke Cripe at 364-7402. Visit

Boys basketball camp

Anderson High School’s boys’ basketball camp is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 14-17, at the Anderson gym, for incoming sixth through ninth grades. Cost is $60, and includes a T-shirt. Contact Frank Brandy at 235-1330.

Baseball camp

Anderson High School’s baseball camp is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 2125, for first through eighth grades, at the Anderson High School baseball field. Contact Chris Newton at

Speed and conditioning camp

Anderson High School’s speed and conditioning camp from 6-7:30 p.m., June 21-23 and July 6-8, for incoming fourth through eighth grades, at the school’s track and field area. Cost is $60 each, and includes a Tshirt. Contact Pat Thatcher at 260-5613, or e-mail

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The St. Xavier High School track team sent numerous qualifiers to the Division I Regional Meet, which was May 26 and 28 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, but was unable to advance anyone to state. “It didn’t go well,” St. X head coach Oliver Mason said. “We didn’t do as well as we would’ve liked to.” Seniors Chris Hanson and Cory Ochs finished fifth in the 1,600 and the 300 hurdles, respectively. Hanson (4:26.08) finished less than a second shy of state, as Mason senior Matt Kahl (4:25.34) placed fourth. Ochs (38.61), who qualified for state last year, finished 16-hundreths of a second behind Springfield senior Alex Gaskins (38.45). Senior Eric Gruenbacher (9:52.66) and junior Ryan Schneiber (52-10.00)

finished sixth in the 3,200 and shot put, respectively, while senior Michael Archbold was eighth in the 400 (51.14). The 4x800 relay team – comprised of Hanson and juniors Andrew Bachmann, Shomo Das of Anderson Township and Robbie Flanigan – finished seventh (8:06.83). The 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays did not advance past preliminaries. Comprising those teams were Archbold, Ochs, senior Brian Donahue and juniors Eric Freeman, Tim Bryson, Jake Brodbeck and William Sherman. “We had some bad hand-offs,” Mason said. Sherman was 11th in the prelims in the 100 (11.12) St. X finished second at districts to Mason. The Bombers totaled 92 points, while Mason had 147. Withrow (67), Moeller (47) and Walnut Hills (47) rounded out the top five.

“We started off shaky and then did as we expected,” Mason said. St. X also finished second at the Greater Catholic League South division championship to La Salle. The Bombers amassed 77.5 points, while La Salle had 106. Elder (48) and Moeller (24.5) were third and fourth, respectively. “We might be the only league in the state with four teams, which doesn’t make for a well-balanced meet,” Mason said. “It’s easier for people who aren’t as good to score points.” St. X finished 12th at regionals. The Bombers return several seniors-to-be next year, which bodes well for next season. “Going to state is a combination of four years of hard work and dedication,” Mason said. “It’s the ultimate dream. It’s rare.”


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“It really doesn’t matter, I am not a baseball fan. I follow the scores and the standings only. I find the game is too slow. I prefer the NFL and the NHL.” M.A.M.

“I really don’t care where the Reds are in the standings. I like to go anytime the Cubs are in town. Was born and raised in Wrigley and am sticking with them till they win. “However, Great American Ballpark, while not Wrigley Field, is a great venue for baseball, especially compared to that stadium monstrosity called Riverfront. Went just a week ago to see St. Louis and really enjoyed the

“We are fortunate to have weekday season tickets; some we use and some we pass on to others. We’ll be going to as many games as we always do because we love to watch the Reds play. However, having a contending team makes each game more important and more fun to watch. I’m happy to say we’ve seen two walk-off home runs, several come from behind wins, and only one loss!” M.K.T.


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Anderson trustee board: Thank you, BZA volunteers

The Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) announced it will render its muchanticipated decision on the Martin Marietta Materials conditional use zoning application on Wednesday, June 2. This case has involved an unprecedented amount of time, testimony and information. While it would be inappropriate for the Board of Township Trustees to participate in or take a position on this, or any other variance request, the board recognizes that the ultimate decision will be closely scrutinized. An important fact, perhaps overlooked, is the detailed process and exemplary management of this request by the BZA. BZA members are citizen volunteers who give their time and talents to serve our community. This case has involved 28 meetings, totaling more than 100 hours, plus the time required to study materials and reviewing meeting transcripts. While some observers and participants will likely leave this case upset with the decision, it is our belief that the method and care that these five members displayed over the past two years should be acknowledged and well appreciat-





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Author: Forest Hills school district still doesn’t get it Another school board meeting and, of course, more taxpayer dollars spent. They just don’t get it. I have continually advised the FHSD that they can’t keep spending more than their revenue stream. But what do they do? You guessed it; they proudly announce that they have signed a one-year contract with the teacher’s union that calls for a 2 percent increase in base pay. Outrageous! Why would the teachers get a raise in this environment when there is 11 percent or more unemployment and the taxpayers have no taste for more tax money to be confiscated from them? I have reviewed the five-year forecast and I see total revenues ranging from $74,614,000 in fiscal year 2010 to $71,377,000 in fiscal 2014. I also see forecasted expenses ranging from $74,843,000 in fiscal 2010 to $85,989,000 in fiscal 2014 – that means in fiscal 2014 the board is forecasting a shortfall in cash needed of more than $14 million. Hold on to your wallets property owners, because this board has no desire to cut expenses, and I think that this board will continue to throw the smoke screens up and claim they need more money and then attempt to “scare” us stupid, ignorant taxpayers into voting for another tax levy. What would you do as an individual if your pay is cut and you can’t pay your expenses? I’ll bet you would cut your expenses so that you don’t spend

Terry Michael Merrill Community Press guest columnist

Hold on to your wallets property owners, because this board has no desire to cut expenses, and I think that this board will continue to throw the smoke screens up and claim they need more money and then attempt to “scare” us stupid, ignorant taxpayers into voting for another tax levy.

more money than you bring in. But that’s not what our FHSD did and is continuing to do. No, the FHSD forecasts their revenue over the next five years, then forecasts more spending than the revenue that they expect to receive. Then on top of forecasting more spending than money to be received they decide we should close and remodel schools, all without showing that there is a need to close and remodel schools (I think in most parts of the township, this is called the old “smoke and mirror” trick) and how this closing/remodeling will give the taxpayers a return on their investment, or how students will be more knowledgeable or learned. What is wrong with this board? Don’t they understand that you can’t spend more money than you actually have and expect to receive? You can’t give teachers pay raises in the middle of a cash flow crisis. You can’t build/remodel buildings unless you prove that there is urgent need and you have the

cash flow to fund it. Don’t they understand that taxpayers don’t have the money to fund additional tax levies? The FHSD can assume that they are fooling the public with their pronouncements of “we cut this and we saved on that,” but the bottom line is that they keep handing out raises and forecast spending well beyond the revenue stream that they have forecast. This is a sure sign that unless the FHSD changes their reckless spending our district is headed for big financial problems. Don’t be fooled in the spring, when the board announces how much money they need for the good of the children, and how much money they have cut from a forecasted budget, and how we must pass a new tax levy. Township property owners, who foot most of the FHSD budget, do yourself a big favor: Contact your school board members and tell them to cut spending now. Tell them you won’t support any tax levies for the foreseeable future. Terry Michael Merrill is a business owner. He lives in Anderson Township.

Get ready for the summer reading program at Anderson library It’s showtime! The spotlight is on reading this summer as the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County presents Lights, Camera, READ!. Our 2010 Summer Reading Program premiered June 1 and runs through July 31. Your entire family (preschoolers, kids, teens and grown-ups) can play a leading role in the reading scene at the Mt. Washington Branch Library and win prizes, too. Have fun learning together this summer. This year’s program provides great opportunities for parents to help their kids avoid a “summer slide” in their reading skills. Studies show that library summer reading programs can help prevent the loss of reading skills due to time away from school. Plus, by actually participating in summer reading along with their children, parents become reading role models. Research also shows that is one of the best ways to get kids excited about reading. We’ve set the stage for fun with many programs based on your favorite books turned into movies. There’s enough to make anyone star-struck! Save the dates for these programs you won’t want to miss at

Barb Peterson Community Press guest columnist

Have fun learning together this summer. This year’s program provides great opportunities for parents to help their kids avoid a “summer slide” in their reading skills.

the Mt. Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave.: • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. • Magic Show with Tom Bemmes at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24. • Interactive Puppet Show at 2 p.m. Monday, July 19. • Pirate Island Madness with Pirate MacGregor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. Sign up as a family and log your hours online. Summer readers of all ages – preschoolers, kids, teens and adults – can register as individuals, families or groups. The program officially begins June 1, but you can sign up anytime on our website at The fun kicks off 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at all 41

library locations. Kids and their families can decorate a canvas-covered book during this official Summer Reading kickoff celebration. Seven public library locations will also host kickoff parties for teens only with board games, video games, food, music and more. And, we’re throwing a kickoff party for grown-ups, too, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1. Enjoy refreshments, a live band, giveaways and more in the Main Library’s Reading Garden, and share your reading recommendations on camera. Your segment will become a part of the “60-Second Book Reviews” video on Visit us online at, and have a happy summer. Barbara Peterson is the children’s librarian at the Mt. Washington branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.

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Motorcyclists and their families join with members of Clough United Methodist Church to enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs at the recent annual Motorcycle Blessing.



Ted Gerrard, owner of Corral 32, said his business is more than just an ice cream shop. Corral 32 offers a old-fashioned family atmosphere with a variety of frozen treats, food and drinks.

Corral 32 offers more than ice cream It’s only been open for two years, but Corral 32 at 6623 Main St. in Newtown looks like a village staple straight from the 1960s. The restaurant – which offers ice cream and other frozen treats, coffee, Empress Chili and a variety of sandwiches – features a unique atmosphere. Owner Ted Gerrard said when he opened Corral 32 he wanted the business to serve as a place for “families serving families.” His family helps him operate the shop, and Gerrard said many of his customers are families with small children. Corral 32, along with its refreshments and ice cream treats, features a record player spinning oldies and a television that regularly plays cartoons. Gerrard has even placed toys outside the shop, offering children the opportunity to play, but also allowing them to exchange one of

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6623 Main St., Newtown 235-7163 Ted Gerrard, owner May hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday June hours: noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday their toys for one of Gerrard’s. He said “the excitement the kids get when they’re here” is his favorite part of running the shop. Newtown, which has the Dairy Corner and United Dairy Farmers, is already filled with places for residents to buy ice cream. However, Gerrard said there’s room for each business to succeed. “They all set themselves apart. They’re all pretty different,” he said. By Rob Dowdy. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

Bless the bikes

Clough United Methodist Church recently had its annual Motorcycle Blessing in the church parking lot. Motorcyclists and their families enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch before receiving prayers for safety on the road this year. Pastor Jonathan Kollmann prayed individually with each motorcyclist before the group rode through the Anderson Township community. PROVIDED

Church members visit with motorcyclists and admire the motorcycles in the parking lot of Clough United Methodist Church before prayers for safety on the road at the annual Motorcycle Blessing.



On stage


Dancelot Studios is performing “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Tickets are required and are $19. Call 231-3580 or visit

Benefit exhibit

Moonstone Salon is hosting the exhibit “Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Moonstone Salon, 7466 Beechmont Ave. Suite 414, Anderson Township. The paintings are provided by local artist Pamela Ramey created by Ugandan orphans who have lost one or both parents. All pieces are on sale. Proceeds benefit Ugandan villages where artists live. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through June 30. Call 231-4300.

Dog wash

Clough United Methodist Church is hosting a Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Clough United

Steve Wood begins grilling hamburgers for lunch at the annual Motorcycle Blessing held at Clough United Methodist Church.

Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township. Jamaica Mission Team washes dogs of all sizes and breeds. Dogs will receive free treats and bandanas. Proceeds benefit the Mission Team’s trip to Jamaica. Donations are accepted. Call 2314301 or visit www.clough See story on B7.

Weight loss info

Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions is hosting the Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions Information Session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Anderson Township. Get information on surgical and non-surgical weightloss programs. Reservations are recommended. Call 6826980 or visit

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Pastor Jonathan Kollmann and his daughter Emily Kollmann (far right) prepare to lead the ride through Anderson Township at the annual Motorcycle Blessing at Clough United Methodist Church.

Concert to feature widest variety of music Toe-tapping chamber music will fill the sanctuary of St. John Fisher Church, 3227 Church St., in Newtown on Sunday, June 6, as Suzanne Bona and friends perform a benefit concert Bona, a trained flutist and classical music broadcaster, has assembled a group of prominent area performers, all donating their talents and time, to raise money to combat adult illiteracy. Joining Bona for the 3 p.m. concert are guitarist Richard Goering, flutist Margaret Fecker, violinist Nancy Illman and cellist Jennifer Higgins Wheatley. Also performing is the Cellar SaxBand, whose members are Paula Pease playing soprano and alto sax, Ken Poleyeff on alto sax, Ken Foltz playing tenor sax and Joe Phelps on baritone sax. This year’s concert, the third annual benefit for The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, will feature the widest variety of music yet, from traditional classical music, to sultry Latin American dances, to upbeat jazz favorites. An Anderson Township resident, Bona is a board member of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties and a veteran literacy tutor.

She has recruited friends from Anderson, Wyoming, Deerfield Township and Fort Thomas to perform with her and raise funds needed to continue the vital work of The Literacy Council. All proceeds of the event will go to the Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties. There is no admission charge, but there is a suggested minimum donation of $15 per person. According to Literacy Council Executive Director Susan Vilardo, “It’s shocking, but approximately one out of four adults in Clermont and Brown Counties cannot read and write beyond a third-grade level. “If this were a health issue, it would be considered an ‘epidemic.’” Vilardo continued, “Can you imagine being unable to read to your kids, fill out a job application, or comprehend the instructions and warnings on a prescription bottle?” Board President Jason Sims added, “It takes great courage for adults to admit they can’t read and ask for help. The Literacy Council helps people overcome their shame and improve their lives by matching them with one-on-one volunteer tutors. “Their personal successes benefit


Suzanne Bona of Anderson Township and Richard Goering will perform at the Literacy Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at St. John Fisher Church, 3227 Church St., Newtown. our community as they develop skills to support their families.” The Literacy Council’s mission is to enable adults to acquire basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed to participate fully in society, and to increase awareness of literacy needs in our community.


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Monthly Meeting, noon-1:30 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. $10. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


Splash!, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Thirty-minute, scheduled water safety lessons. YMCA certified aquatic instructors teach backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. Children receive introductory swim lessons. Ages 511. Free. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.


Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave. Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 232-5724. Mount Washington.


Four Season Garden, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Information at first session. June 10 session includes tour. Greenfield Plant Farm - Anderson Township, 6840 Clough Pike. With Rick Rieser of Greenfield Plant Farm. Ages 18 and up. $25. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 2313600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Richard Harland, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Worldshaker.” 396-8960; Norwood.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Goshorn Brothers, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. East End.


Steve Barone, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike. Solo guitarist. 5615233. Mariemont. Mark Lomax, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Trio. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. $5. 871-6789; Mount Lookout. F R I D A Y, J U N E 4


Teaching Clay: Four Decades at Northern Kentucky University, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Malton Art Gallery, 321-8614; Oakley. In an Eastern Light: Impressions of Bhutan and India, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. Paintings by Frank Duveneck and Circle in Gloucester, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


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. 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. Splash!, 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. M.E. Lyons YMCA, Free. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.


Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, Reservations required. 3212525; Hyde Park.


Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions Information Session, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Information on surgical and non-surgical weight-loss programs. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions. 682-6980; Anderson Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Bowling for Haiti, noon-4 p.m. Madison Bowl, 4761 Madison Road. Includes two games, shoe rental and one meal ticket. Baked goods available. $10; donations accepted. Registration required. 259-0588. Madisonville.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Dance Like Nobody’s Watching, 7 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. $19. Tickets required. Presented by Dancelot Studios. 231-3580; Anderson Township.

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. 515-1497; Mount Washington. Deepening and Strengthening Relationships, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Weekly through July 31. No class July 3. Mike Lacinak Family Counseling, 2601 Beechmont Ave. Suite 2, For committed couples. Through teaching, discussion and practice you will experience talking to each differently in order to access a deeper connection.$349, $319 per couple by May 29. Registration required. 231-4501; Mount Washington.




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


Summerfair, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. More than 300 fine artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their works. Music and entertainment. Food vendors. Free parking. $10, ages 12 and under free. Presented by Summerfair Inc. Through June 6. 531-0050; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Saturday Morning Functional Clay Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Learn to create one of a kind clay art. Make mugs, soap dishes, waste baskets, picture frames, toothbrush holders and more. All ages. Family friendly. $25 per project. Registration required. Through June 19. 871-2529; Oakley. ART EXHIBITS

Teaching Clay: Four Decades at Northern Kentucky University, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Malton Art Gallery, 321-8614; Oakley. Paintings by Frank Duveneck and Circle in Gloucester, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.


Island Afternoon at the Cove, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. Island drinks and music with steel drums. 871-1820. East End.


Dog Wash, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Jamaica Mission Team washes dogs of all sizes and breeds. Dogs will receive free treats and bandanas. Benefits Mission Team’s trip to Jamaica. Donations accepted. 231-4301; Anderson Township.


The Literacy Benefit Concert is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6, in the sanctuary at St. John Fisher Church, 3227 Church St., Newtown. The concert features Suzanne Bona, flutist and WGUC host; Richard Goering, guitarist; Margaret Fecker, flutist; Nancy Illman, violinist and Jennifer Higgins Wheatley, cellist. It includes a performance by the Cellar Sax Band. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties. There is a $15 suggested donation. Call 943-3741 or visit Pictured is the Cellar Sax Band, whose members are Paula Pease playing soprano and alto sax, Ken Poleyeff on alto sax, Ken Foltz playing tenor sax and Joe Phelps on baritone sax. S U N D A Y, J U N E 6

FARMERS MARKET Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151; Hyde Park.

Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, Reservations required. 3212525; Hyde Park. Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.5 p.m. Hyde Park Gourmet Food and Wine, 2707 Erie Ave. Fifty cents per taste. 533-4329; Hyde Park.



Miller-Leuser Log House Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house and farm buildings. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-3390; Anderson Township.

Sonny Moorman Group, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave. 232-8000. Anderson Township.


Steve Barone, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. With jazz duo. Dilly Cafe, 561-5233. Mariemont.


Dance Like Nobody’s Watching, 7 p.m. Anderson Center, $19. Tickets required. 2313580; Anderson Township.


Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cribbet Recreation Center, Hawthorne Avenue and Lonsdale Street, Furniture, antiques, housewares, baby items, clothing, books, media and more. Benefits patients with Crohn’s disease. Presented by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Southwest Ohio Chapter. 527-6503; Fairfax.


Summerfair, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, $10, ages 12 and under free. 531-0050; Anderson Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. Through Dec. 18. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

Pancakes in the Park, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. Allyou-can-eat pancake breakfast with Chris Cakes “Flying Flapjacks,” Guinness Book of World Records pancake maker. Includes pancakes, sausage links, coffee, orange drink and fruit. $20 family of four; $6, $5 children; free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513; Anderson Township.



Brad Paisley, 4 p.m. With Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. $99 fourpack, $59.75 pavilion, $28.50 lawn. On sale 10 a.m. April 10. Presented by Live Nation. 800-7453000; Anderson Township. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Works by Schoenberg and Gershwin. With Mischa Santora, conductor, and Michael Chertock, pianist. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. $20, one free admission for ages 18 and under with each paying adult. 723-1182, ext. 102; Anderson Township.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Networking at Noon, noon-1 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Anderson Township.

ART EXHIBITS Teaching Clay: Four Decades at Northern Kentucky University, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. In an Eastern Light: Impressions of Bhutan and India, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. Paintings by Frank Duveneck and Circle in Gloucester, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Handcrafted Batik Art from Uganda, Africa, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Moonstone Salon, Free. 231-4300. Anderson Township.


Junior High Park Party, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. For teens who just got out of seventh and eighth grades to stay in touch with classmates. Must have school or Park District ID to attend. $5. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Landlord Education Training, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration at 8 a.m. Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. To help owners and managers keep illegal drug activity, chronic nuisance activity, and other criminal activity off their property. $15 optional manual; Free. Registration required. Presented by City of Cincinnati. 352-3519; Mount Washington.


Anderson Township History Room, 6 p.m.8:45 p.m. History Room at Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Community Tea, 2 p.m. Sutton Grove Retirement Community Inc. 1131 Deliquia Drive. Hear about new transportation option for seniors and adults with visual impairments. Free. Presented by ITNGreaterCincinnati. 559-2200; Mount Washington.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Strong, Steady and Safe at Home, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Mercy St. Theresa, 7010 Rowan Hill Drive. Community Room. Learn how to keep your home safe with tips from Patricia Collins, occupational therapist. Free. 2717010. Mariemont.


Mitchell Kaplan, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Fire By Water.” 396-8960; Norwood.


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

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BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search 101, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Learn fundamentals of the job search process. Presented by Annette Ballard, certified career coach. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555. Hyde Park. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Linda Swink, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of Our MilitaryInstallations.” 3968960; Norwood.


Lawn Bowling League, 6:30 p.m. Weekly through July 26. No league July 5. Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road. Played with two people or two teams on large, flat grass green. Ages 18 and up. $45 team; $25 per person. Registration required. 388-4514. Anderson Township.



The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ends its 50th anniversary season with the longest-running musical in history, “The Fantasticks,” through June 20. The musical tells the story of young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. For tickets, call 513-421-3888 or visit

Track & Field Club, 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Ages 9-11. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 23. 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Ages 12-14. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 23. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Participants introduced to various events. $40; $30 resident. Registration required. 3884514. Anderson Township.


Summerfair, a fine arts and crafts fair, with four different entertainment stages featuring bands, dance and theater troupes and acoustic music, will be FridaySunday, June 4-6, at Coney Island. Hours are: 2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; ages 12 and under admitted for free. Advance tickets available at

Life often repress one of the poles of the tension. There are other kinds of ambivalence besides relational ones – such as uncertainty or indecisiveness about a certain course of action, ambivalence about a job, religion, sibling, etc. Children at first need unequivocal messages as they begin to grow. Before maturity we are not in possession of capacities for dealing with the ambiguities and ambivalences of life. We encounter them as painful contradictions. Even at a tender age we experi-

the human condition, and familiar with mysteries. Ambivalence is experiencing contradictory feelings or attitudes toward the same person, object, event or situation. Conflicting feelings are often strong toward parents since they are agents of both discipline and affection. Spouses may also notice sporadic love/hate sentiments toward the other. The polarity of such feelings can be temporarily disturbing when they occur. Some find them so troublesome to admit that they

ence both gratification and frustrations from the same parents. At first we attempt to manage our ambiguity and ambivalence with various strategies, many of them unhealthy. We may blunt our feelings, repress, distract ourselves, dissociate, deny, and later on develop addictions or personality traits. Eventually we’re meant to learn healthier ways. We learn to recognize and hold the tensions between opposites such as love/hate, dark side/good side, vindictiveness/forgiveness, and

choose to acknowledge but discipline the undesirable. We come to see we are imperfect humans living in am imperfect world, yet struggling for wholeness as a person. Life contains many rich experiences as well as paradox and challenging mysteries. In the midst of living our questions, which are often enveloped in anxiety, ambiguity and ambivalence, poet Rainer Maria Rilke offers practical advice: “Bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were rooms yet to enter or books written in a foreign language. Don’t dig for answers that can’t be


given you yet: you cannot live them now. For everything must be lived. Live the quesFather Lou tions now, Guntzelman perhaps t h e n , Perspectives someday, you will gradually, without noticing, live into the answer.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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How grown up are we? At old-time county fairs young men sought to demonstrate their physical strength by swinging a huge mallet and striking a mat. It propelled a weight upward. If it hit and rang the bell, it was evidence they were macho. What are some ways to measure how developed we are inside? “The test of a psychologically mature person, and therefore spiritually mature, will be found in his or her capacity to handle what one might call the Triple As: anxiety, ambiguity and ambivalence,” writes Dr. James Hollis in “Creating A Life.” Anxiety, as we well know, is the agitation and stress we feel when we anticipate impending risk, danger, catastrophe or misfortune. The future threat may be real or imagined, internal or external, but always uncomfortable. Recall how we feel when called upon to speak to a crowd. Ambiguity is a confusing grayness. It flows from our ego’s desire for clarity and security. Yogi Berra creates ambiguity when he advises, “If you come to a fork in the road – take it!” We want life, God, and the world to be in a permanently knowable condition. The younger or less mature we are the more we become frustrated by the absence of clarity. The older and more mature we become doesn’t banish the ambiguities and anxieties of life, but we are more able to tolerate them as part of life. Our experiences and maturation render us more humble, understanding of

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Traditional tabbouleh for son’s birthday dinner It will be a Lebanese dinner this Sunday for my s o n , Shane, to celebrate Rita his birthHeikenfeld day. I have Rita’s kitchen to ask what he wants, but I’m pretty sure tabbouleh and fried kibbee will be requested. I’ll be making stuffed grape vine leaves, too, since the wild grape leaves are the perfect size right now. I wish I had some of Joe and Mary Lou Zarig’s homemade Lebanese flatbread to serve with it – Joe and Mary Lou are great Lebanese cooks and bakers. I’ll also make some baklava. I love preparing my family’s Lebanese recipes and I can never get enough. That’s why you’ll find

me at the St. Anthony of Padua’s Lebanese festival Sunday, June 6, from noon to 8 p.m. The church is on Victory Parkway. This festival is fun, with rides, Lebanese dancing and authentic Lebanese food. I love everything they prepare! Get details at 513961-0120.

My mom’s tabbouleh

Traditionally, this is served with wild grapevine leaves to act as a scoop, or leaf lettuce, or flatbread. This is a real “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main meal, stuffed into pita pockets for lunch, or as a versatile, healthy side dish. Tabbouleh is a healthy salad using bulgur wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and contains vitamin E) and an abundance of summer vegetables. It’s all the rage in local delis, and is expensive to buy.

1 cup bulgur wheat 4-6 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 bunch radishes, chopped (optional but good) 1-2 regular cucumbers, peeled and chopped, or 1 English cucumber, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 teaspoons cumin, or to taste Several sprigs mint leaves, chopped (opt.) Several sprigs basil leaves, chopped (opt.) Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄4 cup canola oil, or to taste Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. Leave about 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix your vegetables:

Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice if desired. Serves six to eight as a main meal, 10 as a first course.

Tips from Rita’s Kitchen

Bulgur wheat is sometimes called cracked wheat. It looks a little bit like cous cous and is creamy to tan in color. It comes in several grinds. I like the fine or medium grind. Some folks like to put a squeeze of lemon juice in the salad.

Jim Grassinger’s mom’s mock turtle soup

Jim and Gerri Grassinger live in Anderson; our kids went to high school with theirs.

We have many fond memories of Jim filming the kids during track races for McNicholas High. Jim shared his Mom’s mock turtle soup and it looks delicious. No wonder Jim said it’s a family favorite. I hope he invites me over for a bowl. 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground veal 1 32-ounce bottle ketchup * 4 cups water 1 large onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 lemon, sliced 1 teaspoon allspice 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 tablespoon vinegar 1 ⁄4 cup browned flour Crumble uncooked beef and veal into water, add ketchup, water, onion and celery in large pot. Add lemon and allspice and cook for about 45 minutes. Add vinegar and chopped eggs. Cook about 15 minutes.

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See Rita’s 3 seconds of fame on the “Today Show.” One of her videos was shown in a montage of videos on YouTube of “ordinary people who made a success with YouTube.” Link is http://tinyurl. com/24gtoq3. Brown flour in a dry skillet, stirring frequently until medium brown, then add browned flour slowly. Cook a few minutes longer. If soup is too thick add a little more water. Remove lemon slices before serving. * Fill ketchup bottle with water, shake and add to pot also. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Swimmers ready for summer fun Mercy Montessori students have had an entire school year to prepare for the upcoming joys of summer. Beginning at age 3, each child receives weekly swimming lessons in the school’s indoor pool. “Even our youngest kids

leave for the summer with a sound foundation in swimming strokes, safety and water acclimation,” said Mercy’s Physical Education and Swimming Instructor, Tom Grant. “Our older swimmers have had a chance to participate in Mercy’s swim team

and are ready to be leaders in the water for their local teams.” Grant recently celebrated his 25th year as a Mercy Montessori faculty member. For more information about Mercy Montessori and its programming, visit


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Chamber to conduct golf outing June 14 The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Golf Outing will be Monday, June 14, at Royal Oak Country Club, 1 Stillmeadow Drive, Union Township. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Networking and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three foursomes as well as for various skill contests. Golfers can compete for a chance at $10,000 in cash by participating in the hole-in-one contest. The outing is open to Chamber members and their guests. The all-inclusive fee of $125 per golfer or $600 per foursome and hole

sponsor includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, beverages on the course, giveaways, goodie bags and dinner. Deadline to register is June 7. For more information or to request a registration form visit or call the Chamber at 474-4802.


Birthday surprise

Guardian Angels School Brownie troop 41270 visited the Ronald McDonald House. Each of the third-graders from Mrs. Schwettman’s troop organized a “Birthday in a Box” and presented them during a tour by Dan Hersche, also of Anderson Township. Each box contains enough supplies and gifts for a boy or girl to celebrate their birthday while staying at Ronald McDonald House. The girls in the troop are Caroline Crotty, Anna Wilmhoff, Emily Fox, Anna and Katie Schwettman, Elle Painter, Ellie Fullerton, Kennedy Oaks, Jacqueline Dillon, Kylee Wieging, Jessica Abbott, Jen Vasconcellos, Emmy Snelling and Michelle Bult.


Ernst Roofing and Remodeling is changing its name to Rainlock Roofs Plus. The company will remain at its Anderson Township location at 1443 8 Mile Road. For more information, call 474-4883 or e-mail to


Championship winner

Liberty Green, an Anderson Hills resident, won the Clermont County Chess Club Championship. This victory marks the second time he has won the club championship. The club championship is held in April, and the Clermont County championship is held in October. Green has won the Clermont County championship for the last five years in a row, a tremendous accomplishment. Visit the club on Tuesday evenings and challenge Green, or any of the other members, to a friendly game of chess. Visit for time, place and directions.


Magnesen recognized

Larry S. Magnesen of Anderson Township recently received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Carthage College. He is a 1979 graduate of the college in Kenosha, Wis. Magnesen is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Fifth Third

Bank. He directs advertising, marketing and communications activity for Fifth Third. He and his wife, Peggy, have three children – Eric, Rob and Caroline.

Mierenfeld hired

Hixson, a Cincinnatibased architecture, engineering and interior design firm, has hired Donna Mierenfeld as a department coordinator. In this role, she will provide daily administrative support for the firm’s Project ManMierenfeld agement and Construction Administration

departments. Mierenfeld holds a B.S. in elementary education from The College of Mount St. Joseph. She lives in Mount Washington.

Sparnall hired

Jo Sparnall, M.D., is a new physician at Eastern Hills Internal Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and is accepting new patients at the Eastern Hills practice, located at 8000 Five Mile Road in Anderson Township. Sparnall earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from the UC College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency.


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Jerry Joe Corwin

Jerry Joe Corwin, 61, of Anderson Township died May 18. Survived by daughters, Patricia Amy and Sarah Jane Corwin; and sister, Peggy Cramer. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Katherine Corwin; father, Ralph Edward Corwin; and mother, Essie Day. Services were May 21 at Clough United Methodist Church. Memorials

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The Rev. Karen Lee Gronauer, 60, of Mount Washington died May 19. Survived by mother, Garnet (nee Schmidt) Gronauer; sister, Kandis (Bill) Wehking; and nieces, Karina (David) Revnak and Kristin (Justin) Larcomb. Preceded in death by father, Jack Gronauer. Services were May 22 at Amelia United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Amelia, OH 45102; or American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite No. 2, West Chester, OH 45069.

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Joyce Ann (nee Rink) Rayburn, 71, of Anderson Township died May 21. Survived by husband of 50 years, Frank J. Rayburn; children, Deborah A. (Brian Sloderbeck) Rayburn and Mark J. (Deb) Rayburn; grandchildren, Casey Ann and Haley Joy Rayburn; and brother, James Rink. Services were May 26 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Cincinnati, OH 45212; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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Elizabeth A. “Libby” Schott, 85, of Mount Washington died May 20. Survived by sons, Greg (Evelyn), Arthur (Jodie), Anthony (Kathy) and Betzee (Terri) Schott; daughter, Susan (John) Burwell; sister, Doris McSweeney; grandchildren, Katie (Bob), Laura (Andy), Jill, Matthew, Carly, Mary, Julie and Kevin; and great-grandchildren, Eddie, Chloe and Nolan. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur “Joe” Schott; father, Adolph Pfeiffer; and mother, Ida Steif. Services were May 25 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Crossroads Hospice, 4360 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Sofia Mirkopoulos, 80, of Mount Washington died May 24. Survived by husband, Stavros Mirkopoulos; sons John (Lela) and Nick (Marc) Mirkopoulos and grandchildren Steve (Edyta), John M. Sofia and Spiro. Preceded in death by parents Athanesios and Dimitra Kalimanis. Services were May 27 at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road. Memorials to: Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

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Robert H. Hickman, 73, of Anderson Township died May 14. Survived by former spouse Janet A. Hickman; son, Rob Hickman; sister, Diana Schilling; andgrandson, Caleb Hickman. Preceded in death by son, Richard Hickman. Service date to be announced. Memorials to; Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45255.

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Lois Guilfoil Burton, 82, of Mount Washington died May 20. Survived by husband, Harold Burton; children, Steve (Karen) Burton, Mary Lois (Randy) Williamson, Jeanie Williamson, Phil and John (Julie) Burton; siblings, Nancy Graham and Dr. Bobby Guilfoil; nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by father, John A. Guilfoil Sr.; mother,

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Richard D. “Dick” Burge, 75, of Anderson Township died May 23. Survived by wife, Donna Frye Burge; son, John Green; daughter, Bonnie Burge; grandchildren Olivia, Donna and Joanna and the Frye Family: Ed, Larry, Phil, Bob and

Lula B. Baesler; and siblings, John A. Jr., Charles Guilfoil and Doris Phelps. Services were May 24 in Lexington, Ky. Memorials to: National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741.


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Michelle Sharp, 38, of Forest Hills died May 23. Survived by sons Justin Sharp and his fiancee Abby Weber and Tyler Gallant; parents Patricia Stroup and Gregory Sharp; step-parents David C. Stroup, Sr. and Lori Sharp; brothers Jeff (Melissa) and David (Jennifer) Stroup; sisters Laura Vargas and Lesley (Elias) Garcia; and many grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Services were May 27 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 W. Main St., Amelia. Memorials to: Justin Sharp, c.o. Patricia Stroup, 798 Sutton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

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Roger C. Ayer, 89, of Anderson Township died May 17. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and a property manager. Survived by wife Doris Ayer; sons Gerry (Gerald) Ayer and Ken Ayer and nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Besse (nee Bohl) Ayer and C.B. Ayer.



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Keith R. Applegate, 84, formerly of Anderson Township died May 18. Survived by wife, Sharon Applegate; children, Scott Applegate and Cheryl (Tom) Dyehouse; step-children, Kimberly (Steve) Sterneberg, Barbara Angelo, Catheryn (Jeff) Culbertson and Jeffrey Lewis; sibling, Jean Cagle; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Joy Applegate; father, Ray Applegate; mother, Ida Reicher; and sibling, Duane Applegate. Services were May 24 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Elizabeth Hospice,

Services were May 22 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.


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The Athenaeum campaigns for excellence The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, one of the leading theological and ministerial institutions in the Midwest, has embarked on an ambitious $15.75 million capital campaign designed to provide a number of critical needs for the school to maintain and improve its excellence for the next decade. Already, 89 percent of the goal has been pledged by leading individuals and foundations within the 19county Archdiocese of Cincinnati served by the Athenaeum and beyond. The campaign will continue through October. “‘Investing In Our Future – Preserving Our Legacy,’

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A customer at one of last year’s Jamaica Mission Team dog washes at Clough United Methodist Church receives loving attention from Betty Bothwell, Noah Temke, Jorge Bonar, and Danielle Bonar. This year’s dog wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the church parking lot at 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township.

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Clough UMC hosts dog wash Members of the Clough United Methodist Church Jamaica Mission Team will be washing dogs of all sizes and breeds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the church parking lot at 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township. All dogs will receive free treats and a bandana. Donations will be accepted. The mission team held two dog washes last year. This year’s dog wash is the team’s last fundraiser before leaving for their trip to Whitehouse, Jamaica, June 19-26. Members of the

team have been raising funds for this trip for two years. The team will spend a week at My Father’s House, a home for abandoned and orphaned Jamaican children run by Jim and Penie Koch, former residents of Anderson Township. They will work with the children at My Father’s House, prepare a Vacation Bible School for the children in the Whitehouse community, and distribute compasses to the local fishermen. The church has been sending a mission team to My Father’s House every

the capital campaign to anchor the future of the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, shows the commitment of Catholics from throughout our archdiocese and beyond to providing the Church with leadership that is solidly grounded in the teachings of Christ,” said Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. To maintain its niche in the national theater of theological education an array of vital needs are identified in the campaign. Among them are annual fund increases, bricks and mortar projects, advanced educational components and critical endowment needs to provide long-

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Juvenile, 16, assault, May 14. Clarence A. Frye, 28, 1825 Sutton No. 16, failure to comply, resisting arrest, May 18. Mary E. Connelly, 66, 8516 Forest Road, disorderly conduct, May 11. Ashlee J. Miller, 19, 1000 Sycamore, unauthorized use, drug possession, May 15. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, May 14. Juvenile, 16, trafficking in drugs, May 14. Juvenile, 15, drug possession, May 14. Three Juveniles, 16, theft, May 12. Juvenile, 15, theft, May 16. Sandra Titcomb, 46, 1819 Sutton, theft, May 12. Dustin Neihaus, 28, 528 Wards Corner, theft, May 12. Lisa A. Webster, 38, 474 Piccadilly, theft, May 12. Earal S. Sims, 22, 2343 Beechmont, theft, May 14. Verashauna Powell, 19, 2100 Harrison, theft, May 14. Juvenile, 13, theft, May 14. Homer Lee, 56, 6600 Rapid Run, criminal trespass, theft, May 15.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Money demanded at gun point at Huntington Bank, unknown loss at Five Mile Road, May 14.


Staff members were assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Avenue, May 14.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into Clough United Methodist Church at Wolfangel Road, May 15. Door pried on at Beacon Food Mart at Beacon Road, May 17.

Domestic violence

At Bluecrest Drive, May 14. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1124 Pamela, May 14.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 414 Van Vista, May 17.


Wallet taken at Forest Hills Family Medicine at Beechmont Avenue, May 13. Male stated ID used with no authorization; $1,350 loss at 8125 Witts Meadow Lane, May 11. Tail light lenses taken off vehicle at 7600 Forest, May 11. Copper ground bar taken from cell tower at 7449 Five Mile, May 13. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 7707 Five Mile, May 13. Money taken from cash register at B.P. Oil; $383.44 at Beechmont Avenue, May 14. Money taken from cash register at CVS Pharmacy; $317.47 at Beechmont Avenue, May 11. Purse taken from vehicle at 1907

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

Arrestee was observed selling pills at Turpin High at Bartels Road, May 14.

Michael E Haas, born 1969, violation of temporary protection order, 1808 Sutton Ave., May 17. Brian Whisenant, born 1974, assault knowingly harm victim, 1831 Mears Ave., May 19. Jeffrey C Kearney, born 1968, violation of temporary protection order, menacing, 6701 Beechmont Ave., May 21. Josh Fritz, born 1986, drug abuse, 5473 Beechmont Ave., May 22. Robert Lee Maffey, born 1958, after hours in park, 2221 Oxford Ave., May 14.

1998 Audi taken at 345 Summer View, May 15.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Jumper wires, copper exane, etc. taken from railway car; over $70,000 at 8200 Broadwell, May 15.



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Eight Mile, May 12. Merchandise taken from Dollar General; $32.45 at Beechmont Avenue, May 12. Cosmetics taken from Kroger; $144 at Beechmont Avenue, May 12. DVDs taken from Target; $175 at Beechmont Avenue, May 12. Male stated money taken from checking account with no authorization; $88,406 at 2218 Endovalley, May 11. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $227 at Beechmont Avenue, May 12. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 7500 State Road, May 13. CDs, sunglasses, etc. taken from vehicle at 8680 Bethany Lane, May 16. Clothing taken from Gabriel Brothers; $92 at Beechmont Avenue, May 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $43 at Eight Mile Road, May 16. Merchandise taken from Gabriel Brothers; $119 at Beechmont Avenue, May 14. Shoes taken from Gabriel Brothers; $45 at Beechmont Avenue, May 15. Merchandise taken from Gabriel Brothers; $35 at Beechmont Avenue, May 16. Bottle of rum taken from Kroger at Beechmont Avenue, May 17. Food items, etc. taken from Target; $303 at Beechmont Avenue, May 17. Trailer taken from A-Tec Concrete at 3950 Roundbottom Road, May 17.

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Nicholas A Mcdonald, born 1959, assault knowingly harm victim, 5959 Kellogg Ave., May 22. Phillip Guilliams, born 1978, felony assault victim harmed, 6201 Kellogg Ave., May 21. Timothy W Mcdonald, born 1977, assault knowingly harm victim, obstruct official business, 5959 Kellogg Ave., May 22. James E Coffey, born 1941, rape under age 13, Una, 4843 Greenwood Terrace, May 18. James Raifsnider, born 1988, trafficking, drug abuse, obstruct official business, 1928 Sutton Ave., May 18. Jason Norman, born 1987, drug abuse, trafficking, possession drug paraphernalia, 5900 Cambridge Ave., May 22. Marvin Ricky Hendrickson, born 1974, obstruct official business, 1818 Sutton Ave., May 20. Jeremy Williams, born 1980, possession drug abuse instruments, 1923 Sutton Ave., May 18. Jeremy Williams, born 1980, after hours in park, 2221 Oxford Ave., May 14.

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Timothy Marshall, 19, 7550 Given Road, bench warrant, May 7. Nicholas Branfield, 26, 4241 Church St., drug abuse, May 7. Richard Mann, 28, 1040 Washington Ave., criminal mischief, May 8. Charissa Mcvicker, 25, 8 Pineview Drive, driving under suspension, May 8. Emily Williams, 21, 633 Woods Way Drive, bench warrant, May 10. Heather Cook, 22, 7012 Oak St., assault, May 13. Kimberly Young, 33, 123 Dickerson St., bench warrant, May 13.

Incidents/investigations Theft

At 3910 Roundbottom Road, May 14.


Grand Oaks Drive: Grand Oaks Ltd. to Christophers Financial Inc.; $115,000. 1002 Maycliffe Place: Emrick Dirk J. & Stephanie Butler to Thompson Andrea; $131,000. 1038 Eight Mile Road: Spowal Cory R. & Jocelyn Tekulve-Spowal to Rosenwald Jennifer L.; $220,000. 1407 Beacon Road: Fanniemae to Saba Christina; $90,880. 1502 Robinway Drive: Ralston Michael Ray & Jeanne Koehlke Ralston to Scheel Kevin C.; $139,000. 1663 Turquoise Drive: Norman Marjorie Ellen to Rosenzweig Shannon E.; $133,000. 2113 Berkshire Club Drive: Kasckow John W. to Augustine Brian; $268,175. 3017 Saddleback Drive: Kindt Donald E. & Carol A. to Helbling John David; $270,000. 6954 Moorfield Drive: Hiland Jennifer L. to Schambach Adam C.; $120,000. 6977 Paddison Road: Earls Jennifer A. to Earls Jennifer A.; $17,000. 7013 Lawyer Road: Everhard Thomas Charles & Darby O. to Riley Hayden A.; $310,000. 7392 Ridgepoint Drive: Day Karen S. to Skope Victoria L.; $80,000.


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7557 Pawtucket Drive: Holterhoff Nancy K. to Kindt Donald E.; $132,000. 7560 Pawtucket Drive: Dailey Mary P. to Bank Of New York Mellon T.; $112,000. 7821 Cloveridge Court: Hood Barbara to Miller Alexander; $284,000. 8132 Cabinet Circle: Crouch Keith G. & Teryl J. to Stotz Jay M.; $200,000. 8376 Benton Ridge Lane: York Janice H. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag; $188,000. 8506 Northport Drive: Forg David M. to Jones Mark D.; $150,000.

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5001 Kellogg Ave.: Howerton Phillip to Harbour Town Yacht Club; $1,200.


1706 Beacon St.: Dillhoff James R. to Kanis Christopher A.; $148,900. 1951 Wilaray Terrace: Giesel Roger G. Jr. & Laura K. to Levin Aron; $293,945. 1951 Wilaray Terrace: Giesel Roger G. Jr. & Laura K. to Levin Aron; $293,945. 2323 Kenlee Drive: Miller Alexander P. & Anne E. to Medley Sarah J.; $125,000. 6267 Glade Ave.: Rovito James C. Tr


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Forest Hills Journal


June 2, 2010

Post gives scholarships

The Mount Washington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3627 recently presented $500 scholarship checks to McNicholas, Turpin and Anderson high schools in memory of World War II Veterans Calvin and Eugene Yeager.


Mount Washington VFW Post 3627 presents a check to McNicholas High School. From left are George McDermott, commander; Greg Saelens, principal; Norris King, vice commander; and Don Popelar, guidance.



Mount Washington VFW Post 3627 presents a check to Anderson High School. From left are Norris King, vice commander; Diana Carter, principal; and George McDermott, commander.

Mount Washington VFW Post 3627 presents a check to Turpin High School. From left are: George McDermott, commander; Brad Chamberlain, principal; and Norris King, vice commander.

Twin Towers resident celebrates 100th birthday with party There will be an open house 100th birthday celebration for Margaret (nee Waits) Beets, hosted by her daughters, Barbara Smith of Hendersonville, N.C., and Joan Weikel of Punta Gorda, Fla. The event will take place at Twin Towers Senior Living Community, 5343 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. It will be held from 1

p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, in the main reception area of Twin Towers. No gifts, please. Cards and pictures are welcome. Beets was born June 14, 1910, and married Winfred Beets in 1931. She was widowed in 1987, and lived in various parts of Hamilton

County most of her life. She has been active in many community and church activities such as Girl Scout and Brownie leader, PTA President, Garden Club, and started the Children’s Vacation Bible School at the Newtown Methodist Church where she also taught classes, played the piano and planned entertainment.

She also holds the title of “Oldest Living Member” of the Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. She still enjoys good food, activities and outings which keep her busy at Twin Towers. Naturally she has many friends and acquaintances that the family, made up of two daughters, three

grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and seven great-greatgrandchildren, would like to have come, if possible, to join them in celebrating the 100th birthday of a wife, mother and friend. RSVPs would be appreciated. Call Neal or Jeannie Rumpke at 474-1010.

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during Christmas. Aside from committing his time to helping others, he enjoys running, reading, and listening to music. Reagan has positively influenced his peers and made lasting impressions on his teachers, adult leaders at Eagle Scouts, and the elementary students from the schools he visited for Global Youth Service Day. He has immense respect for others and displays true character each and every day. “On any given day there are stories of teens contributing in their own unique and positive way. The YMCA Character Awards were created to celebrate that compassion and leadership that is making a very meaningful impact,” said Rebecca Kelley, YMCA district vice president. For a complete list of YMCA Character Award recipients, visit

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Anderson resident Patrick Reagan was honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as one of 40 YMCA Character Award recipients. All 40 honorees were recognized for exemplifying the YMCA’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They give of their time unselfishly to help others while wholeheartedly working to better themselves. They are leaders and role models, setting examples

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