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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
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Mt. Washington American Legion Post 484 members Fallis Wilkerson, left, and Glenn Johnson will be among the participants in the Post's Independence Day parade. The parade will be Wednesday, July 3, starting from Stanbery Park. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
More than 100 floats and groups participate in the annual Anderson Township Independence Day parade. FILE PHOTO
July Fourth parade set to start earlier By Lisa Wakeland firstname.lastname@example.org
Those planning to watch the Anderson Township Independence Day parade will have to find a spot along Beechmont Avenue a little earlier this year. The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, and more than 100 participants will head from the township’s operations center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., to Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave. Parade Committee Chairwoman Beth Charlton said they moved up the starting time because of the hot weather in the past couple years and to leave more time for the post-parade festivities. “We invite everyone to come out, and the parade has something for everyone from bagpipe players to the Shriners in their little cars to neighborhood groups and floats,” she said. “When the parade ends the fun begins at Anderson Towne Center. There are all sorts of activities for all ages.” The new parade start time
IF YOU GO » What: Anderson’s Independence Day Parade » When: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4 » Where: Beechmont Avenue, with post-parade activities at Anderson Towne Center » Call 688-8400 or visit AndersonParade.com for details.
means the entertainment, which includes music by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco and the classic car show, can also start earlier and leave time for other holiday plans. Businesses in Anderson Towne Center will have games, giveaways and a variety of activities, said Assistant Township Administrator Steve Sievers, who helps coordinate the annual July 4 parade. The parade will transition to the other festivities, and Sievers said they “hope it’s one continuous event.” The Parade Committee will award five prizes – best neighborhood, best business, best
float, best patriotic display and most spirited – at Anderson Towne Center. There is also a photo contest and spectators can submit pictures of the parade. One winner, whose photo best represents the “Hometown Pride” theme, will receive a $50 Kroger gift card and have his/her photo displayed as a poster during Greater Anderson Days. Charlton said they’re expecting between 8,000 and 10,000 spectators to line up along both sides of Beechmont Avenue for the parade. “It’s a great community event and it’s the one time of the year in Anderson Township that we really bring the community together,” she said. “It’s a time to be patriotic and be with family and friends. ‘Hometown Pride’ is about being proud of your community and your country.” Beechmont Avenue will be closed between Nagel and Five Mile roads from 9:30-11:30 a.m for the parade, and a detour will be in place.
Rita shares her Aunt Margaret’s recipe for tomato preserves with a touch of lemon. Full story, B3
“A Legion of American History” is a new program coming to Anderson Township. Full story, A2
Mt. Washington Independence festivities July 3 By Forrest Sellers email@example.com
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Anderson Towne Center Post-Parade Celebration Thursday, July 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m 7500 Beechmont Avenue
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American Legion Post 484 will once again kick off its Independence Day celebration a day early. The Post will have its annual parade and “bike and trike” contest Wednesday, July 3. The bike and trike contest will be at 6:30 p.m. at Stanbery Park, where the
parade will also commence. Registration for the contest will be at 6 p.m. Stanbery Park is located on Oxford Street near Plymouth Avenue. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles and wagons in patriotic colors. The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at the Post,
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History to come alive in Anderson By Lisa Wakeland
There will be soldiers from the Revolutionary War, early settlers and former presidents. It’s all part of “A Legion of American Histo-
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ry,” a new program coming to Anderson Township. A group of re-enactors will share information about presidents, Native American life and military history from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Pike. It’s $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under, active military members or veterans. “We have a whole line of history going up through World War II,” said Margaret Simpson, the 2nd vice commander for Post 318 who is also playing a Civil War
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nurse. “It gives them a chance to experience living history. The re-enactors do a wonderful job sharing their part of American history that would probably never be taught in schools.” The event is similar to American Heritage Days, which was previously presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution at the historic Waldschmidt Homestead in Camp Dennison. Each of the re-enactors will be in the Post’s main hall sharing stories and information about his/her time period. Visitors can come to the program and take a walk through history from the late 1700s through more modern times. “You get so much more when you can come and see something like this,” said Sheila Kendall, one of the re-enactors who portrays a Shawnee woman named Three Feathers. “We all come from different organizations, but we come together for this. It’s his-
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1837 Sutton Ave., where refreshments will be served. Among the participants in the parade are the Post’s own Color Guard, which has received first-place honors several times in the Hamil-
tory you can’t miss.” Gerry Hounchell, who portrays early Pennsylvania gunsmith/soldier
Jacob Messerschmidt, said he tries to teach children and adults about the U.S. Constitution and
how it relates to the where the country is today. “It’s not just the speeches and the talks, but the military sacrifices that were made to bring about this great nation,” he said. Throughout the event there will be entertainment and dulcimer music, as well as a concession stand. Neighboring historic properties in Anderson Township like the Miller-Leuser Log House and the Greenfield Plant Farm stone house also will be open for tours. John Cimarosti, a reenactor who shares stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition, said this is great way to get more insight into local and national history. “For the general public ... it gives them a better idea and an opportunity to learn about the different time periods and how all the history in this area came into play,” he said. “It also gives them a chance to ask questions and learn more than just reading (about it) from a book.”
ton County Veteran’s Day parade. “The Color Guard is a very important part of this,” said Fallis Wilkerson, who is a trustee and drill squad member of the Post. Wilkerson said he hopes the parade will generate interest beyond Legion Post 484. “We want participation from out-
side the legion family,” he said. Glenn Johnson, Americanism chairman and drill sergeant for the Post agreed. “We hope to build the viewing crowd and make it part of (a) family tradition,” he said. Johnson said participants are welcome and should call 752-6216 if they would like to join the
parade. Brats and metts will be served at the Post following the parade. Johnson said the holiday has special meaning for him. “I love the hoopla,” he said. “It’s the birthday of the nation. “At this time we need to value freedom.” For information, call 231-7351.
John Cimarosti, left, as John Coulcer with the Lewis and Clark expedition, Sheila Kendall, as a Shawnee woman named Three Feathers, and Gerry Hounchell, as American Revolution-era soldier Jacob Messerschmidt are all part of “A Legion of American History” on July 6 at Post 318 in Anderson Township. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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Council wants to make gateway more inviting By Forrest Sellers email@example.com
Council wants to tackle landscaping issues by the Mt. Washington welcome sign. Mt. Washington Community Council Board President Courtney Vonderhaar said lack of maintenance around the sign, which is located on Beechmont Avenue near the business district, has been a problem. “(It is) the entrance to our community,” said Vonderhaar. “(We) want to
make sure it looks good.” In recent months the area has been overgrown with weeds from lack of upkeep. Bob Wetterer with the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. said complaints have been received about the site. He said volunteers are needed for landscaping work and weeding. Wetterer said volunteer work on the site would hopefully start before Independence Day. Mt. Washington Community Council member
George Lehocky and his wife, Barbara, as well as several other volunteers have already begun trying to clear the site of unnecessary growth. Lehocky said maintaining the area around the sign is important for “curb appeal.” Some landscaping options being considered are reducing the size of the planting area in front of the sign and replacing it with grass and moving some of the tall grass in front of the sign to the rear for better visibility of the sign.
Volunteers are needed to removed weeds, replant some of the perennials and clear out some of the excess mulch. For information or to help, call 231-0847 or 2323998. The Mt. Washington Community Council said the area by the Mt. Washington welcome sign is in need of maintenance. In recent months it has been overgrown with weeds. This file photo shows the sign shortly after it was installed in 2010. FILE PHOTO
BRIEFLY Contract negotiations ongoing
The Forest Hills Local School District is currently involved in contract negotiations with the Forest Hills Teachers Association. Donna Lauver with the Teachers Association said it could be until August before a contract is approved. School board President Forest Heis said no announcements were anticipated at the June school board meeting.
New history exhibit
A new special exhibit, “Artwork of Betty Mar-
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tin,” is now on display in the History Room at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. The exhibit is part of the art portfolio of Betty Steves Martin, who was a student at the Cincinnati Art Academy in the 1940s. Most of her artwork, done in black and white, includes themes such as dresses, furs, accessories, lingerie, swimsuits, faces and household items. There are examples of concepts that developed into actual newspaper advertisements. The History Room is open 1-4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays.
HELPING YOU BE WELL, RIGHT WHERE YOU LIVE. Jefferson Burroughs, MD, FACC, is not only a cardiologist with Mercy Health – The Heart Institute, he’s also a neighbor, parent and friend living and working on the east side of Cincinnati. In fact, all four of his children attended Anderson High School. Like all Mercy Health providers, Dr. Burroughs is dedicated to caring for the community in which he
Rumpke buys Forest Green Waste Service Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc. recently finalized an agreement with Tunnel Hill Partners to buy waste collection assets from Forest Green Waste Service in Harrison. The purchase includes the New Baltimore Construction and Demolition Landfill in Hamilton County, All Star Container Corp. and portable restroom operations. With the acquisition, Rumpke will add 15,000 residential customers, one municipal contract and more than 300 commercial accounts. Former Forest Green/ new Rumpke customers will continue to receive service as scheduled. “This is an excellent
and his family live. He is one of more than 9,000 physicians and employees who live and work in neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and its surrounding areas, delivering advanced, compassionate care to help you be well, right where you live. To ﬁnd a Mercy Health Primary Care Physician or Specialist, visit e-mercy.com/physicians or call 513-981-2222.
Jefferson Burroughs, MD, FACC The Heart Institute, Anderson
opportunity for us. We want this transition to be a seamless one for our customers,” said Jeff Rumpke, vice president at Rumpke in a statement about the purchase. “We will be working hard every day to ensure safe and compliant operations at our new construction disposal site. At the same time, we are going to focus on providing topnotch service to our newly acquired residential and commercial customers. We want to ensure the best customer experience possible.” Customers with questions may contact Rumpke by calling 1-800582-3107.
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MS Society scholarship recipient named The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society recently named Anderson High School senior Tori Lentz as this year’s recipient of its annual scholarship program. Lentz intends to apply the $1,000 scholarship while studying journalism at the University of Cincinnati. The program helps students affected by multiple sclerosis pursue a college or technical school education. It is open to
high school seniors who live with MS or have a parent who does; or anybody living with MS who has not yet been to a post-secondary school. Lentz Applications are evaluated on financial need, academic record, leadership and volunteer activities, a statement of educational and career
goals, and letters of recommendation. “My mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March of 2001. My grandmother also has MS.,” said Lentz. “During the course of her MS (my mother) has taken (disease modifying drugs) Betaseron, Copaxone, and Rebif. She is currently in remission from her remitting-relapsing MS, but continues to take Avonex once a week.” In addition to caregiver re-
sponsibility and emotional toll, MS can have a substantial financial impact on a family. The direct and indirect costs of MS, including lost wages – even for those with health insurance – are estimated at more than $70,000 annually per household. This makes funding a college education that much more difficult. “For the Lentz family and the hundreds of thousands diagnosed with MS across the country, there are very few known
sources of scholarship assistance specially targeted for these families,” said Ohio Valley Chapter President, Kim Deaton. “MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education, and we are hopeful this program will give families some relief.” Information about scholarships for 2014-15 will be available on the National MS Society Web site on October 1st. For more information, call 1-800-344-4867.
NOT JUST A NUMBER
Many Nagel Midlle School teachers can be seen on Fridays wearing jerseys, which include their name and the number from the 40 Developmental Assets that means the most to them. For example, one teacher chose No. 40 Positive View of Personal Future - Young person is optimistic about his or her personal future. Recently she read a tweet that stated adults often report an event in their life before the age of 16 is the No. 1 factor in why they chose their career. THANKS TO JODIE MCKINLEY From left, Tate Johnson, Cooper Davidson, fifth-grade teacher Joanne Jaworek, Kayla Schlegel and Erica Aichholz enjoy Wilson Elementary Way Day. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS
Wilson Elementary focuses on becoming ‘One’ Similar to a game of musical chairs, Wilson Elementary School students recently found themselves moving from their usual homerooms to a new room assignment for the day. On Wilson Way Day, students from grades K-6 sat side-byside in their new but temporary room assignments for the day’s task - asset building. For each of the 40-Developmental Assets there was a group of students led by a teacher exploring Asset No. 15, positive peer influence. The morning session centered on the book “One” by Katheryn Otoshi. The book provides a lesson on bullying and the power of one person to make a difference. The afternoon session of-
fered a twist on the assets as 40 individuals from the Forest Hills school district and surrounding community gave of their time to talk to students about their “SPARK” in life. The SPARKS, or passions, shared with students covered a spectrum of interests including: baking, dancing, singing, beading, scrapbooking, woodworking, exercising and more. The day was a success, according to principal Ann Roberts. “The students seemed to enjoy the SPARKS activities and it is our hope to plant seeds of interest for their future hobbies and occupations,” she said. “The Asset activity gave everyone in the school the same language about that it only
takes one person to support others in need. It is how we take care of others and our world.” Wilson parent Trisha Pimenidis was one of the presenters for the day. She said that she was excited when Roberts asked if she would help with the day. “I had kind of a rough start in life and had I not found my SPARK, which was dancing and performing, I know that my life would be so different today,” she added. “Being a part of the SPARKS activities was amazing because I know that every student was touched,” she said. “Even if they didn’t find their SPARK, they talked with someone who did and that will make all the difference.”
COLLEGE CORNER Honor roll
Audrey Hamilton of Cincinnati was recently named to the spring honor roll at Brevard College.
» Steven Vogelsang of Cincinnati recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s in psychology. » Courtney Coffey of Cincinnati recently earned a master of plysician assistant studies degree from Kettering College. » Sara Staubach recently earned a master of science in dietetics and nutrition from the University of Kansas. » Nicole Hummel of Cincinnati graduated from Butler University this spring with a criminology degree. » Colin Reenan of Cincinnati graduated from Butler University this spring with a history degree. » Emily Wood of Cincinnati graduated this spring from the
University of Vermont with a master’s in medicine. » Anna Fuller of Cincinnati graduated this spring from Centre College with a bachelor’s in psychology. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. » Emily Keenan of Cincinnati graduated May 4 from Indiana University with a bachelors of arts and sciences in psychology and a minor in sociology. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Keenan is the daughter of Betsy and Geoff Keenan, of Anderson Township.
Anna Heineke of Anderson Township recently received a Wilmington College Presidential Scholarship, which will cover her full cost of attendance. She plans to major in biology pre-veterinary medicine.
» Erin Sparling and Laurel Spurgeon of Cincinnati made
the dean’s list recently at University of Evansville. Sparling is an art major. Spurgeon is a health services administration major. » Kendall Crosby of Cincinnati is on the spring dean’s list at Tennessee Wesleyan College. » Cameron Patrick Childs of Anderson Township is on the dean’s list for the spring semester at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. » Jacob Daggett of Cincinnati was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary/middle education. » Stephanie Pearce, a 2011 graduate of Turpin High School, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Miami University.
Erin Kaising, a student at McNicholas High School, is the $1,500 scholarship winner in Artists Reaching Classrooms exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, thanks to her photo, “Bustin’ Out.” Her work, as well as other winners, was recently on display in the atrium of the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati. THANKS TO JEAN GRAVES
The Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia, under the direction of Ellen Stephens, performs for the Nagel eighth-grade orchestra on its way to a competition in Washington, D.C. At the end of the performance the Northern Kentucky orchestras and the Nagel orchestra combined to perform a piece together. THANKS TO JODIE MCKINLEY
JUNE 26, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • A5
4.000 GPA Freshmen - Carly Armor, Regina Barton, Jackson Burton, Lauren Coons, Riley Davis, Kyle Debry, Haley Donaldson, Luke Fickenworth, Celeste Goossens, Chantchina Han, Adam Holtmeier, Emma Horstman, Rebekah Johnson, Montserrat Mendez Higuera, Sally Modzelewski, Kaitlyn Moore, Matthew Morris, Cara Schildmeyer, Andrea Springman, Mitchell Stone and Kenny Xu. Sophomores - Emma Anderson, Meghan Benedict, Lillian Bishop, Emily Caggiano, Sumedha Chakravarti, Cory Hinaman, Skyler Isch, Johanna Loepke, Jackson Long, Dylan Malling, Daniel Massoud, Kent Mendoza, Eleanor Myer, R. Charles Neu, Robert Owen, Victor Peytchev, Kelly Polacek, Marissa Smarelli, Kent Stapleton, Alexander Stringfellow, Patrick Swaney, Hannah Taylor and Hayley Wilkins. Juniors - Neil Berg, Audrey Brockman, Emma Crable, Bridget Dames, Alex Duncan, Kailin Heckert, Jordan Hendershot, Jennifer Kasanicky, Marisa LaRuffa, Mark Luke, Justin Morrow, Kelsie Newton, Andrew O'Brien, Mia Ritter, Joshua Rivers, Joshua Roberts, Caylee Rosa, Emily Sizemore, Piper Stone, Andrew Thomas and Savannah Trester. Seniors - Jacob Bollman, Julia Burroughs, Emily Clausen, Stephanie Cradduck, Elizabeth Fowler, Abbey Gingras, Scott Gregware, Erika Ladrigan, Angela Massoud, Emily Perry, Shannon Sheridan, Emily Strait, Lindsey Sullivan and Sarah Weiss.
3.500 - 3.999 GPA Freshmen - Rachel Allgeier, Saijal Andreadis, Chase Barrett, Rachael Botsford, Anna Brokaw, Patric Brophy, Ryan Burnside, Grant Campbell, Chase Carney, Taylor Caruso, Abigail Corpuz, Alexis Czupik, Isaac Delev, Hanna Donaldson, Justin Dornbach, Catherine Engelkamp, Samuel Farmer, Adam Farrar, Katherine Gaffney, Joshua Gittelman, Phoenix Graves, Samuel Gravois, Kayla Griffin, Eric Hall, Tanner Haller, James Hands, Cal Harback, Jonathan Harm, Margaret Harris, Tobias Hawks, Alyson Hazelbaker, Paul Heaton, Tessa Heckert, Jonathan Helmers, Connor Hines, Abigail Huston, Kent Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Benjamin Jones, Kirsten Jones, Bryn Kabbes, Adeline Kelley, Courtney Keoler, Lydia Klus, Ava Knoske, Emily Kollmann, Kayla Kuhl, Kelly Lane, Christopher Lewis, Sophia Leytze, Jason Lobenthal, John Mangan, Olivia Marsh, Marissa Martin, Natalie Martin, DaLisa McCallum, DeAnthony McCallum, John Mederer, Andrew Merchant, Julia Miller,
Ryan Hanrahan, Clara Harig, Lauren Hartman, Elizabeth Heaton, Hannah Helmers, Lily Hidalgo, Andrew Hillman, Sarah Husk, Michael Johnson, Annalise Jouett, Jacob Kappers, Lydia Kelley, Krysta Kincaid, Rhianna Knisely, Rachel Kohls, John Kopras, Jordan Kopras, Evan Lackner, Diana Lamriben, Alex Leonard, Lydia Leytze, Abigail Licata, Mackenzie Mahorney, Tyler Manning, Emily Martin, Madison McClary, Thomas Merz, Wade Modzelewski, Anna Moore, Antonio Morales, Cristina Morales-Rodriguez, Brian Mulcahey, Kelly Obbie, Rockelle Ober, Kelly O'Brien, Megan O'Brien, Andrew Overberg, Moksha Patel, Brian Paulik, Alexander Payne, Madeline Peno, Alexander Pfeiffer, Sydney Polster, Alexandra Ray, Katelyn Riggsbee, Shelby Robinson, Veronica Rosales, Magdelene Rosenberger, Amy Sabol, Emily Schmidberger, Pierce Scott, Gabrielle Seeley, Brittany Shearer, Gabrielle Smith, Evan Spangler, Alexandra Stevens, Lindsay Stricker, Samantha Sullivan, Judith Swan, Abigail Vesoulis, Thomas Vincent, Madeline Vosel, Laura Walters, Annemarie Watkins, Grant Wethington, Kayla Wiley, Breanna Willenbrink, Nichole Williams, Samuel Wilson and Chelsey Windsor. Seniors - Shannon Aders, Michael Albert, Michael Alexander, Emaline Allen, Sultan AlSaeed, Ryan Anderson, Nicole Armor, Dexter Barga, Morgan Best, Alexandra Bonecutter, Abigail Bridges, Conor Brockman, Andrea Broderick, Eric Brokaw, Travis Bromen, Alexandra Buchanan, Ashton Burch, Ariana Buscani, David Caggiano, Charles Carroll, Ellie Caudill, Lesley Clark, James Comodeca, Leslie Corbitt, Joseph Cossins, Jonah Daiker, Nicholas Daughetee, Connor Davis, Molly Day, Grace Defosse, Caleb Demeritt, Samantha Ditmore, Doris Dolezal, Madeline Dulle, Kelsie Dunham, Blake Edmondson, Dakota Elfers, Zachary Farmer, Kellie Farrar, Mallory Fleming, Julie Flower, Casey Gallagher, Cecelia Giglio, John Gora, Storm Graves, Alaina Hager, Jack Harback, Amy Harless, Jacob Haynes, Tess Heywood, Eric Holtmeier, Bradley Jacobs, Meredith Johnson, Alyssa Jolicoeur, Anna Kerregan, Haley Knuth, Andrew Kratz, Ashley Kroger, Jennifer La Count, Emily Ladd, Emily Ladrigan, Joshua Lawrence, Victoria Lentz, Kyle Loseff, Hanna Lynn, Stuart Macaulay, Jacqueline Machesky, Alexander MacLennan, Dylan Manwell, Kelli McCafferty, Joseph Merchant, Micah Morris, Catherine Naylor, Zachary Neal, Stefanie Neill, Katelyn Newton, Hannah Norton, Daniel O'Connor, Christeena Parsons, Zoey Phelps, Lily Prior, Austin Reaker, Lauren Ritter, Benjamin Ruffley, Christina Sadek, Rupali Sapra, Allison Schengber, Brad Settle, Jessica Shelton, Jason Smith,
Matthew Sparling, Nicholas Stallings, Dane Stevlingson, Alexander Stewart, Andrew Stigall, Kelsey Streit, Haley Temple, Abbey Toepfer, Lacey Turner, Olivia Turner, Alec Vivian, Jonathan Von Hoene, Hannah Vosel, Benjamin Wadley, Kelly Warren, Alexis Weber, Lydia Weigel, Grier Wellborn, Jacob Wergers, Raymond White, Clara Wilson, Madelyn Wong and Carlie Yersky.
3.000 – 3.499 GPA Freshmen - Spencer Battle, Abbey Blanchard, Benjamin Bollman, Morgan Brondhaver, Joshua Brooks, Jaymee Burke, Victoria Caldwell, Connor Champness, Morgan Combs, Ashley Cornell, John Cunningham, Peter Dames, Angela Detro, Donovan Dewing, Alexa Doak, Marissa Doerflein, Nathan Dufresne, Sarah Engelkamp, John Friedrich, Christian Geng, Kathryn Girgash, James Helm, Alexis Hitchcock, Sady Hornsby, Daniel Hunter, William Johnson, Christopher Kaminsky, Holly Keim, Maxwell Kelly, Casey Kunkemoeller, Max Luddeke, Ryan McLelland, Rosa Metz, Emily Navaro, Griffin Noble, Zachary Olvera, Kaitlyn Owens, Bryce Palazzolo, Dustin Parsons, Savan Patel, Zachary Penley, Clover Queen, McKinley Raines, Alexandra Roberts, Alexi Rottmueller, Dylan Scalf, Austen Sekerak, Megan Shearer, Jeremy Shelton, Timothy Soudrette, Hannah Stone, Darren Sutter, Kaitlyn Tabscott, Zoe Tarpoff, Samuel Thomas, Sydney Topmiller, Jordan Van Curen, Sara Ventura, David Wegman, Thomas Welton, Devin Wemken and Blake White. Sophomores - Emily Abrams, Katie Albert, Rebecca Alfaro, Connor Annable, Shannon Beebe, Paige Berry, Courtney Bode, Lauren Brogan, Bradley Bronson, Spenser Brown, Sophia Brunner, Madison Buchanan, Claire Button, Emma Byrd, Madeline Carroll, Andrew Chapman, Cody Coffey, Jayme Coldiron, Lindsey Corbitt, Tara Crosley, Caitlin Daniels, Tyler Davie, Kellie De Fosse, Maria Deiters, John Dickhaus, Hannah Dillon, Rylee Doane, Jacob Eifert, Emily Eldridge, Victoria Gray, Summer Hatton, Mitchell Hehn, Kelsey Herbert, Kara Herbst, Courtney Homan, Justin Hopkins, Elizabeth Imm, Jasmine Jay, Madelyn Kappers, Anna Kelty, Jessica Kilbourne, Jessica Klein, Caleb Knight, Anastasia Lewis, Samuel Luzader, John Maddrill, Dereck Mahlenkamp, Jacob R. Martin, Zachary Martin, Rachel Menzel, Renee Mounts, Kateri Mueller, August Murphy, Jane Oetgen, Henry O'Neill, Jordan O'Neill, Kush Pathak, Haley Pfeiffer, Nicholaus Pierce, Trevor Pond, Jessica Pope, Michael Porter, Megan Ransler, Sara Ritze, Kacy Robbins, Julia Rodriguez, Shelby Routt, Savannah Scott, Brennan Shelton, Nolan Slagle, Adrianna Smith, Kirby Sommer, Moira Sullivan,
SCHOOL NOTES Thirteen Great Oaks/ Anderson High School students recently traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the DECA International Marketing Career Development Conference (ICDC), after advancing from the state competition in Columbus. Senior Joshua Harm earned a “Top 10 Finalist”
Nationals were seniors Alexandra Buchanan, Ariani Buscani, Julie Buschmeier, Jacob Henderlight, Madison Greenwell, Matthew Sparling; and juniors Tim Combes, Kristi Darlington, Reid Faherty, Clara Harig, Diana Lamriben and Annemarie Watkins. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and five different coun-
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A6 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • JUNE 26, 2013
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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL
Turpin High School’s Connor Jansen is the 2013 Forest Hills Journal Sportsman of the Year. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
The 2013 Sportswoman of the Year Morgan Contino will attend the University of Kentucky to study and swim for the Wildcats. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Jansen a team player, singular Sportsman
Spartan Sportswoman filled with spirit
Turpin QB heads to Mt. Union College
Contino heads to UK on swimming scholarship
By Mark D. Motz
By Mark D. Motz
ANDERSON TWP. — To his everlasting credit, he never laughed at the old guy struggling to clamber over a fence. Never whipped out a cell phone and tagged a photo to Facebook or posted an embarrassing video on YouTube. In fact, when the guy finally cleared the fence, dropped to the ground and slipped to his rump on the landing, Turpin High School’s Connor Jansen was there with a helping hand and a quick, legitimately concerned, “Are you OK?” Such kindness never came into play as readers voted the Spartan quarterback Forest Hills Journal 2013 Sportsman of the Year. The readers’ choice, in fact, directly led to this behind-the-scenes example of Jansen being a good sport. Let’s set the stage. Jansen comes off the field at Kings after practice for the annual East-West all-star football game. He meets a reporter who wants to interview and photograph him for his Sportsman profile. They retreat to the locker room under the bleachers, emerging maybe half an hour later only to find the gates to the exit chained and padlocked shut. No sweat for a varsity athlete used to quick escapes. Here’s a kid, after all, who led his team to a perfect 10-0 regular season and earned first team allcity honors while throwing for a leaguebest 1,339 yards and 15 touchdowns in the fall. To say nothing of his 709 rushing yard and 14 more TDs. A little more problematic for a 40-something writer more used to detailing said escapes than participating in them. “I tried to go through my high school career trying to do the right thing,” Jansen said. “I earned people’s respect by how I treated my friends, my teammates, my teachers, my coaches.” And newly met reporters, it turns out. “I was never flashy about it,” he said. “I just went and did my work. (Being quarterback) is definitely challenging at times. I’m not somebody who’s necessarily comfortable in the spotlight. “Football is the biggest team sport there is. We needed the defense to give us the ball. I needed the receivers to make the catches. I need the runners to set up the passes. And we all needed the offensive line or else we couldn’t have done anything. You have to work together.” Bob and Cindy Jansen’s youngest child - Connor followed sister Katie, 25, and brother Zach, 22 - began playing football in third grade. He played catcher for the Spartan baseball program as a freshman and sophomore, ran sprints on the track team as a junior and took up lacrosse as a senior, playing midfield.
ANDERSON TWP. — Bursts of laughter break the stillness of the otherwise quiet and empty cavern housing the Turpin High School swimming pool. They belong to Morgan Contino, the 2013 Forest Hills Journal Sportswoman of the Year; they light her up her like the Christmas bulbs she strings all over her car during the holidays. “I laugh a lot,” she said. “My nickname is Gigs, which is short for Giggles.” It could also stand for gigawatt smile, which the recent graduate flashes constantly. Which is not to say she doesn’t have a serious side. According to her Sportswoman ballot, “The senior swimmer and volleyball player has taken the opportunities afforded to her in athletics and the classroom and parlayed them into a college scholarship. She has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA despite the rigorous hours involved in swimming and will attend the University of Kentucky next year on a swimming scholarship.” “I would say for sure it’s worth the sacrifice,” Contino said of the rigorous hours of swimming and studying. “We don’t have ‘social lives’ like other people think of them, but these are friends I’ll have for the rest of my life now. These are the people who know me best. “You need teammates to be successful. All the hours we come in, we go through a lot together. The dedication and time it takes, we push one another.” While she was a four-year Spartan volleyball player - at 5-foot-11 she played right-side hitter in the fall - Contino said people voted for her because of “my success in swimming and my enthusiasm for the team and for Turpin. Just my spirit. I always led the cheers and had the megaphone. I just wanted the team to do well all the time.” She comes by her passion for swimming honestly. Mom, Rene Contino, is the Spartans head swimming coach. “The number of times I’ve made it down here to the pool, I can’t even count,” Morgan said. “I’ve been coming here ever since I was little.” Her love for the water isn’t limited to competitive swimming. She works at the Turpin Hills Swim Club as a lifeguard and enjoys boating, tubing and wake-boarding on the Ohio River. Her height often has people asking if she plays basketball. She comes by that honestly, as dad, Adam, stands 6-foot-7. Contino has a younger sister, Taylor, who will be a Turpin freshman in the fall. “She swims and does dance,” Morgan
Connor Jansen’s family includes, from left: Brother Zach Jansen, mom Cindy Jansen, 2013 Forest Hills Journal Sportsman of the Year Connor Jansen, dad Bob Jansen and sister Katie Jansen. THANKS TO CINDY JANSEN
THE JANSEN FILE Turpin High School’s Connor Jansen is the Forest Hills Journal’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year. Here are a few of his favorite things. Movie - The Hangover Professional athlete - Robert Griffin III Hero - Russell Wilson (“He gives me hope for short quarterbacks in the NFL.”) Song - “Long, Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by The Hollies Book - The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling School subject - U.S. history Dessert - Dairy Queen TV show - The Office U.S. President - Ronald Reagan Place to visit before you die - The Alps Place to be alone - His basement Place to be with friends - Tom’s Holiday - Christmas Slang term - lawlz Amusement park ride - Drop Zone at King’s Island Dream car - Mercedes Pizza topping - Pepperoni Condiment - Ketchup Zoo animal - Monkey High school memory - “Beating Anderson 42-14 my senior year at Anderson.”
Jansen began his football career as a third-grade safety and running back, but moved into the QB position in fifth grade. With the exception of a sophomore year return to the defensive backfield, there he stayed. And there he will stay when he ships out for perennial small-school power Mt. Union College come fall. He plans to study exercise science with an eye toward becoming a chiropractor. Maybe not surprisingly, he’s good at that, too. Jansen was a National Honor Society member and does volunteer work both through the NHS and Crossroads Community Church in Oakley.
The Contino family includes, from left, dad Adam, 2013 Forest Hills Journal Sportswoman of the Year Morgan, sister Taylor and mom Rene’. THANKS TO MORGAN CONTINO
THE CONTINO FILE Turpin High School’s Morgan Contino is the Forest Hills Journal’s 2013 Sportswoman of the Year. Here are a few of her favorite things. Movie - Talladega Nights Professional athlete - Natalie Coughlin Hero - Grandparents (Martha and Richard Royalty) Song - “Summertime” by Kenny Chesney Book - “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald School subject - Calculus Dessert - Chocolate ice cream TV show - The Bachelorette U.S. president - Teddy Roosevelt Place to visit before you die - Australia Place to be alone - Under water Place to be with friends - At the pool Holiday - Christmas Slang term - Y’all Amusement park ride - Zephyr at King’s Island Dream car - Expedition Pizza topping - Pepperoni Condiment - Sonny’s BBQ sauce Zoo animal - Giraffe High school memory - “Swim team winning districts my sophomore year.”
said of her sister. “She’s as tall as me already and I hope she doesn’t pass me.” Contino is undecided about her major at UK, but leans toward education or math. “I really want to coach. I figured I could teach in the day and coach after school.” Like mother, like daughter? “She’s obviously a huge influence on me,” Morgan said. “But she’s not really my coach for practice except once a week. We get along pretty well on the pool deck. I think if we did it every day it would be a little different, but we’d find a way to make it work. I’m going to miss her next year.” What she’ll miss about Turpin in general is “the sense of community about the school,” she said. “Everybody has each other’s back.” She and Connor Jansen will be guests of the Cincinnati Reds for their wins.
SPORTS & RECREATION
JUNE 26, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • A7
Turpin presents spring sports awards Turpin High School had its spring sports awards night May 21, where the following awards were dispensed.
Scholar athlete awards
Anderson senior Stephanie Cradduck stands at second base after stealing her school-record 19th base of the season, as the Redskins took on Winton Woods May 9. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Soccer Unlimited
The schedule for the OSYSA/ Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South is now available at http://tinyurl.com/cmtr3t5. Included in the schedule are camps in Hyde Park, College Hill, Anderson, Deer Park, Milford, Bethel, Sycamore Township, Fairfax, Batavia and Terrace Park. Contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or email@example.com.
Anderson High School is now accepting registration for summer athletic camps. The remaining camps are: Speed and conditioning, 6-7:30 p.m., July 8-11, at Brown Stadium, for fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $60. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Volleyball, July 8-11, in the gymnasium, for fourth through 12th grades. Grades four through eight are 9-11:30 a.m. Grades nine through 12 are 6-9 p.m. Cost is $40 and $60. Contact Jeff Davis at 288-5054. For wrestling camp information go to: https:// sites.google.com/ site/redskinwrestling/ To get a registration form,
go to www.andersonboosters.com Checks and registration forms need to be made out separately for each camp. Checks should be made payable to Anderson Boosters/List Camp Name.
The Complete Player basketball camp for players in second through ninth grades is coming to Batavia High School July 8-11, with Northern Kentucky University’s all-time high-scorer Craig Sanders. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon for boys, and 1-4 p.m. for girls. The Cincinnati location will be 6 to 9 p.m., July 8-11 at St. Ursula Villa for boys and girls, though separate from each other. Camp emphasizes footwork, change of speed, mental toughness, quick first step, shooting off the screen, quick release, instilling hard work, handling pressure, having fun, finishing, moving without the ball and defensive work. Cost is $95. Take off $10 on each sibling; all brochures must be mailed together. Teams also enjoy $10 off of each player, with a minimum of all four players; all must be mailed in together. There is a 100-player limit. Call 910-1043, or e-mail email@example.com.
Turpin Scholar Athlete award for the top GPA per grade, per sport: Baseball: 9th Grade: Brennen Slaney, Connor Lambert, Brad Herndon; 10th Grade: Michael Seibert; 11th Grade: Alex Capetillo; 12th Grade: Bobby Calder Fast-pitch softball: 9th Grade: Mackenzie Maddy; 10th Grade: Sara Meuche; 11th Grade: Isabella King; 12th Grade: Yumiko Gely Tennis: 9th Grade: Daniel Piatkowski; 10th Grade: Steven Leonis; 11th Grade: Adam Bercz; 12th Grade: Aron Bercz Track, boys: 9th Grade: Kyle Moran; 10th Grade: Alexander Luna, Bijen RahimiAlagha, Mediel Rivera, Richard Wendel; 11th Grade: Ryan Collins, Drew Kiracofe; 12th Grade: Matt Herndon Track, girls: 9th Grade: Mallin Blaxall; 10th Grade: Rachel Gradone, Jessica Nolan, Zanda Orgil, Brooke Stephens; 11th Grade: Isabella King, Elena Polivka; 12th Grade: Michelle Mazzeo E.C.C. Scholar athlete award, varsity letter and 3.5 GPA or above Baseball: Bobby Calder, Alex Capetillo, Zach Miner, Jacob Thornton, Patrick Fetch, Jack Muscatello Fast-pitch softball: Yumiko Gely, Isabella King, Beth Persicano, Mackenzie Maddy Tennis: Aron Bercz, Adam Bercz, Brad Bardua, Will McBeath, Brett Schubert Track, boys: Alec Gonos, Matt Herndon, Danny Keller, Sam Kissing, Luke Nimmo, Jonathan Rohleder, Tanner Sotkiewicz, Drew Kiracofe, Phil LaPresto, Spencer Singh, A.J. Luna, Andrew Molloy, Mediel Rivera Track, girls: Allison Gradone, Michelle Mazzeo, Nicole
Marlins take 5th-straight title The Cincinnati Marlins swim team recently competed in the Ohio 2013 Short Course Junior Olympic Championship Meet, USA Swimming’s equivalent to state for age group swimmers, where they celebrated their fifth straight J.O. Championship. The Marlins brought an eye popping 94 swimmers to compete in over 459 races. This constitutes a 36 percent increase from even last year’s championship performance. They battled the Northern Kentucky Clippers and Ohio State Swim Club throughout the weekend of competition to earn the championship with 2,654 points. The Northern Kentucky Clippers were in second with 2,279 and Ohio State followed by with 1,797 points. This is another win in a long history of success by a club with more than 80 Junior Olympic titles, five Junior National titles, one National title, and 18 Olympians. The Marlins accomplished this with 18 individual championship
Tarpoff, Emma Zangrando, Abby Frooman, Isabella King, Elena Polivka, Katherine Winner, Lauren Kobasuk, Caroline Mink, Daniela Rodriguez
MVP & MIP
Baseball: MVP, Bobby Calder and Hunter Sadlon and MIP, Steven Jankowski Fast-pitch softball: MVP, Ashley Rains and MIP, Allison Rogers Tennis: MVP, Aron Bercz and MIP, Jacob Barker Boys track: MVR, Charlie Ronan and Alaeldin Tirba; MVF, Danny Keller; MIR, Sam Kissing Girls track: MVP, Allison Gradone and Elena Polivka Lacrosse: MVP - Matthew Stocker; Lacrosse Scholar Athlete Award: 12: Blake Rutherford, 11: Hunter Brightwell, 10: Stefan Marasligiller, 9: Dylan Padgett
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Editor: Eric Spangler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 576-8251
EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
Forest Hills needs new leadership
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III saved 155 lives in 2011 by heroically piloting his powerless jetliner onto the Hudson River. Yet, he writes in “Highest Duty” that from 9/11/2001 to 2009 he “lost 40 percent of my salary” and “lost two-thirds of my pension.” His difficult economic story is similar to that of workers across America and right here in Anderson Township. There’s been no such problem at Forest Hills schools. From 2001 to 2009 “salaries and benefits” payments surged 56 percent. Generous pensions weren’t endangered. Enrollment remained flat.
Since 2009 Forest Hills’ yearly “salary & benefits” payments of around $60 million have flattened. Larry But, that’s Wood misleading. COMMUNITY PRESS Per employee GUEST COLUMNIST costs are up despite much noise about salary freezes and the layoffs of about 80 mostly lower-level, lower-salary workers. 2009’s average employee “salary & benefits” totaled $73,639. Today it’s $77,730. Yes, fewer employees now.
Expungement – clearing your record Our legal system recognizes that people make mistakes. Even criminal convictions should not remain on your record forever if the crime was minor and you have led an otherwise law abiding life. To publicly seal your criminal record, you can apply for an expungement. Ohio’s expungement law changed significantly last September to allow more people to expunge their record. Under the old law only first time offenders were eligible for expungement. The new law considers a person eligible for an expungement if they have either: » one felony conviction; » one or two different misdemeanor convictions, or » one felony conviction and one misdemeanor conviction. Many crimes don’t qualify for expungement. Serious felonies, such as murder and rape, are obviously not eligible. Some violent misdemeanors, like domestic violence, as well as traffic offenses (even speeding convictions) can’t be sealed. A waiting period must occur before applying for expungement: three years for a felony and one year for a misdemeanor. The waiting period begins to run once the offender has been released from jail or probation. Additionally, all fines and restitution from the earlier conviction must have been paid in full and warrants or pending charges must be closed. To apply for expungement you must first file for the process in the same court where the conviction occurred. There is a $50 filing
fee to expunge a criminal conviction. However, the fee can be waived if you are indigent. The judge that heard the Brad original case, Greenberg COMMUNITY PRESS or his/her successor, will GUEST COLUMNIST then consider your filing. The judge will determine whether you are eligible by law. If you are eligible but the prosecutor objects, he will weigh your interest in clearing your record against the government’s interest in maintaining the record of conviction. He has the final discretion to grant or deny the expungement. Many people are surprised that dismissed charges appear on their record. A person may apply to expunge these charges regardless of the reason for their dismissal. There is no waiting period, filing fee or limit to the number of dismissed charges that can be sealed. However, charges dismissed as part of a plea bargain cannot be expunged. Felonies ignored by the grand jury can be sealed after a two-year waiting period. If you are interested in expunging a criminal conviction or a dismissed charge, go to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, Room 112 of the Hamilton County Justice Center at 1000 Sycamore St. or call 946-6010 for further information. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.
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But each, on average, represents $4,100 more in spending! That’s not all. Forest Hills misled voters during the successful spring 2012 levy campaign. It took credit for spending cuts never made. Some administrators, board members, and campaigners, plus widely distributed election materials, boasted “since the 2009 levy failed, we reduced expenses $6.64 million annually.” That was not true! Not even close! According to the school treasurer’s publicly available financial reports filed with the Ohio Department of Education, only in 2012 did spend-
ing drop by even half the amount claimed. Outlays in 2010 and 2011 dropped less than $1.42 million from 2009’s total of $74.38 million. It doesn’t stop there. The 2012 campaign stated further expense cuts would be made even if that levy passed. Instead, Forest Hills upped 2013 spending by nearly $3 million. And as if all this isn’t enough, Forest Hills wanted yet more money in yet another levy this spring. Voters said “no.” Plain facts and arithmetic prove just how untruthful have been the many claims by Forest Hills of “salary
freezes,” “reduced expenses,” and “tough choices made.” Captain Sully and many of us have experienced large pay cuts or furloughs or job losses plus lost or reduced pensions. We have no choice but to accomplish more with less. Forest Hills’ misrepresentations have become too big to ignore. The school needs new leadership that will focus on much more cost-effective spending in ways that actually improve our kids learning experiences.
Larry Wood is an Anderson Township resident who served on the school district’s Business Advisory Committee from 2010 to 2012.
Get current air quality information Summer months bring hot and humid weather, as well as several air quality issues that may cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory illnesses. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency provides up to date information pertaining to levels of polluMegan tion and airHummel COMMUNITY PRESS borne allergens. GUEST COLUMNIST The region’s current air quality is described by a color-coded scale known as the Air Quality Index (AQI). The two most prevalent pollutants are ozone and particulate matter. Knowing the daily AQI can help you plan outdoor activities, and is especially important for those with respiratory issues such as
asthma. The AQI is updated twice daily at SouthwestOhioAir.org. It can also be obtained by calling the Air Quality Hotline at 513-946-7753. You can receive air quality notifications by email by registering at www.EnviroFlash.info. You may select the level of air quality at which you would like to be notified via email. There is also a mobile app available by AirNow. For those suffering from allergies, the agency also provides a pollen and mold count. Find this information by visiting SouthwestOhioAir.org or calling 946-7753. High counts are also posted on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/ Southwest OhioAir) and Twitter (@SWOhioAir) pages. Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.
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CH@TROOM Last week’s question What is your reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that says police can take your DNA when you are arrested for serious and violent crimes?
NEXT QUESTION Do you think Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Administration, is a hero or a traitor for leaking classified information about the agency’s system of collecting U.S. citizens’ phone and Internet data. Why or why not?
“Although this may be appealed and reversed later by the Supreme Court, it sounds acceptable to me. The idea, I suppose, is that other crimes might be solved if DNA of an individual can be used to place him/her at a crime scene or be used against the individual as a suspect in these serious and violent crimes. “It is probably another example of the government trying to crack down on terrorism in the long run, not trying to take away rights of individuals; if you accept that the government acts paternalistically in your best interest, it shouldn’t bother you.”
would hope that the police would take my DNA. “At the same time, I would hope that they would be prevented from saving it in a permanent data base if I was exhonorated, and no other crossreferences indicated other serious and criminal culpability.”
“Hmm. I’ve never been arrested for serious and violent crimes. If that were to happen, I
“This ruling is very good and don’t tell me that they are infringing on your personal
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space. Don’t do the crime and you have nothing to worry about.” Dave D.
“The Supreme Court chalked one up for the good guys for a change. How bout that!! “I say ‘Do the crime, surrender your slime.’” T.J.
“Once again the Supremes got it wrong. The only way that DNA should be allowed to be taken without the consent of the arrested person would be with a warrant from a judge which would be based on the probability that the DNA may be of some use in that particular situation. “What they are now allowing is a wide use of personal property in the search of potential felons. I am not a felon and would not allow my DNA to be taken without a legal wrangle, which obviously I could not win now. “Oh, well, big brother wins again.”
Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler email@example.com, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
FOREST HILLS JOURNAL
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Lizzy Daly of Loveland paints the face of Kira Kays, a Stepping Stone camper. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Meriweather LeBlond McClorey, of Boyne City, Mich.; Sis Geier, of Oakley; and Minor LeBlond, of Indian Hill, chat at the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary party. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Close to 300 former and current volunteers, staff, participants and friends gathered at Stepping Stones in Indian Hill to celebrate 50 years of providing services to people with disabilities. Founder Minor LeBlond of Indian Hill was the guest of honor, greeting old friends and colleagues. LeBlond and the late Peggy Geier and the late Mary T. Schloss founded Stepping Stones in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer camp serving children with any disability. Geier’s daughter, Adelaide (Sis) Geier had cerebral palsy and was the first camper. At the reunion, Sis Geier drew cheers as she addressed the crowd. “This was my mother’s dream” she said. Today Sis Geier, of Oakley, is a volunteer in Stepping Stones’ Adult Services program. “If my mother we here today I think she’d jump up and down,” said Geier.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (RTerrace Park) presented a Congressional Record Entry commemorating Stepping Stones’ 50 years of service and innovation and talked about his years as a teen volunteer at Stepping Stones. “I volunteered here. My kids all volunteered here,” said Portman. “Stepping Stones is always on the move, always looking for innovative ways to serve the community better.” Stepping Stones pioneered recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities, developed the region’s first on-site infant stimulation program in 1971, created the region’s first alternative education program for students with severe autism and created unique programs for teens and adults with disabilities. Today Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving close to 1,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities at program sites in Indian
Hill and Batavia. Stepping Stones partners with the Rotary Club of Cincinnati presenting programs at the Rotary’s Camp Allyn in Batavia. Co-chairs for the 50th anniversary reunion were board members Mary McGraw, of Indian Hill, a former summer volunteer; and Joe Link, of Wyoming, a former volunteer and staff member. Staff special events coordinator for the reunion was Theresa Ciampone, of Anderson Township. The reunion was at Stepping Stones’ Indian Hill site. Reunion guests toured a history gallery in the Stepping Stones gym and got a taste of camp activities with pedal boats, fishing, face painting and picnic fare. The 50th summer day camp season for children with disabilities recently opened. Volunteers are welcome throughout the nine-week camp season. For information, contact Sarah Woeber, 513-965-5110 or web site www.steppingstonesohio.org.
Rich Dineen, of Montgomery, Jeremy Vaughan, of Indian Hill, Fred Fischer, of Indian Hill, and Jim Shanahan, of Hyde Park, attend the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary celebration. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Mark Berry and son, Trey, of Indian Hill, spend some time together at the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary celebration. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Rob Portman greets Minor LeBlond at the 50th anniversary festivities for Stepping Stones. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Mary McGraw, Teresa Ciampone and Joe Link celebrate 50 years of Stepping Stones. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Lakshmi and Josi Sammarco have some fun at the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary celebration. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Joe Link, of Wyoming, and Barbara Koerner, of Mount Washington, make their way around the festivities at the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary celebration. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN
Sis Geier speaks at the Stepping Stones 50th anniversary. BRUCE CRIPPEN
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 27
nati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Monday-Friday, no camp July 4. Field trip and special guest every week. This week: Cincinnati Sports Club and Zoo Program on Wheel. Ages 3-12. Reservations required. 527-4000; cincinnatsportsclub.com. Fairfax.
Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Work by local artists working in all types of water media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, tube acrylics, fluid acrylics, water soluble inks, casein and egg tempera. Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Experimental photographs, tapestries and drawings by Diana Duncan Holmes and Wendy Collin. Set in a collaborative work focusing on exploration of time and consciousness through iterations of clouds and other atmospheric elements. Free. Through June 29. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville.
Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. Through July 25. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.
Films Summer Cinema Series: Portrait of Wally, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, Scandalous lawsuit over Nazi-plundered painting by Egon Schiele is dissected in absorbing detail in this indignant expose that reveals political corruption and moral imperatives behind New York art world. $10, $8 Mayerson JCC members. Registration required. Presented by Mayerson JCC. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Mariemont.
Health / Wellness Complete Health Improvement Plan, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Grandin Room. Dr. Amy Mechley of the Christ Hospital partners with CSC Chef Mark Pennington to explain CHIP, lifestyle intervention program based on corrective eating habits designed to prevent common medical conditions. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com. Fairfax.
Literary - Bookstores Amazing Amy’s Junior Writing Club, 4-4:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Amy Dean, certified teacher and writing instructor. Writing workshop with emphasis on nurturing skill development and encouraging budding imaginations to bloom. Ages 4-7. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.
TUESDAY, JULY 2 Music - Concerts An Evening with Rush, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Canadian rock band formed in August 1968. Clockwork Angels Tour. Doors open 6 p.m. Rain or Shine. $110.50 first five rows of pavilion, $89.50 reserved pavilion, $40.90 lawn. A $3.50 parking charge will be included in the final purchase price. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.
Peppermint Pig is having pet adoptions from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 8255 Beechmont Ave. Cats and dogs will be available for adoption. Peppermint Pig volunteers Melissa Thomas, left, and Joyce Hutchinson, hold two of the dogs rescued from a shelter in Kentucky. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRES Featuring DJ Z-Trip. With Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy, De La Soul and Slick Rick. Kings of the Mic Tour. Doors open 5 p.m. $88, $58, reserved pavilion: $48, $28; $28 lawn: $3.50 parking fee included in final purchase. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont. Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville.
Drink Tastings Friday Night Tasting: Hooray Rose, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste eight dry, crisp and refreshing roses from all over the world. Light appetizers. Assortment of cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. $20. Registration required. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 4-6 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000. Fairfax.
On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multicourse meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-643-2583; www.grimprov.com/Cincinnati. Anderson Township.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Art & Craft Classes June Family Open House: Flower Ornaments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create hanging fused glass flower ornaments for your home or garden. $15. 321-0206. Oakley.
Music - Blues
Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.
Whether, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville.
Music - Concerts Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 7 p.m., Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Sanctuary. Playing favorites such as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “The Sound of Music,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Disney Magic,” “Star Wars,” “Hook” and more. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978; www.wguc.org/cco. Anderson Township. LL Cool J, 6:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Two-time Grammy-winning recording artist, entrepreneur and actor from Bay Shore, N.Y.
Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Summer Sparklers, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste four sparkling wines to celebrate summer. Ages 21 and up. $15. Registration required. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and locally grown vegetables, plants, homemade products, bakery goods, organic meats, food trucks, fair trade coffee and more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment and seasonal events for children. Family friendly. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown. Computer and TV Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave., Hamilton County residents only. Bring proof of residency. Businesses, churches, schools and nonprofits not eligible. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. East End.
Literary - Signings Chris Sickels, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Illustrator reading and signing his new book, “The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home.” Free. 731-2665. Oakley.
Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Art & Craft Classes Intro to the Pottery Wheel, 1-3 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Eight-week session. Learn to create cups, bowls and plates. Studio practice time, clay and tools included. $230. Registration required. 871-2529; funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.
Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.artatthebarn.org. Mariemont.
Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734;
Music - Concerts Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Matchbox Twenty is a rock band, formed in Orlando in 1995. Goo Goo Dolls is a rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, N.Y. With Kate Earl. Benefits City of Hope. $109.45 first five rows; $109.45, $60.35 reserved; $32.80 lawn; $3.50 parking fee added to final purchase. 562-4949; www.ticketsforcharity.com. Anderson Township.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 290-9105. Hyde Park.
MONDAY, JULY 1 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Literary - Story Times Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ms. Kelli. Listen to book and participate in an art-making activity with your child. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.
Summer Camps Academic Academic Enrichment Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 6320 Chandler St., Campers extend their academic learning. Ages 6-12. $50 per week; pay as you go. Registration required. Presented by The Orator Academy. 794-9886; oratoredu.com. Madisonville.
Summer Camps - Arts School of Glass Summer: Intro to Glass Bead Making, 1-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Also July 2. Glass artist learn basics of glass bead making, participating in an ancient art form. Students learn how to create round beads, square beads and dot beads as they build comfort and control on the torch. Ages 11-18. $90. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. School of Glass Summer: Let’s Eat, Noon-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Monday-Wednesday. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner using one-of-akind glass dishes you create. Use variety of glass materials to make plate, bowl, drinking glass and more. Ages 6-18. $145. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
Summer Camps - Nature Jungle Boogie Kidsports Camp Session 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincin-
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Drink Tastings WineStation Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, All wines in WineStation are half off. Eight different premium wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. Prices vary. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
Literary - Story Times Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Stories, songs and more. Ages 2-5. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 324-0568. Hyde Park.
THURSDAY, JULY 4 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.
Holiday - Independence Day Anderson Township Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., Festival follows parade with vintage car show, music and children’s games. More than 100 entries travel west on Beechmont Avenue from fire station to Anderson Towne Center. Shuttle bus available to transport participants after parade. Free. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonparade.com. Anderson Township.
Music - Concerts Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., John Morris Russell, conductor. Red, White and Boom. With May Festival Chorus and Classical Roots Community Mass Choir. Rain or Shine. Gates open 6:30 p.m. $20 and up, free ages 12 and under sitting on lawn. Presented by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 3813300; www.cincinnatipops.org. Anderson Township.
FRIDAY, JULY 5 Drink Tastings WineStation Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Purchase WineStation card in any amount and receive extra 10 percent off that amount. Eight premium wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. 371-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; www.superiorcareplus.com. Anderson Township.
SATURDAY, JULY 6 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.
Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown. Computer and TV Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Cohen Cincinnati, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. East End.
Music - Concerts Americanarama Festival of Music, 5:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Featuring Bob Dylan, 71-year-old singer-songwriter, musician and artist. $80 pit; reserved pavilion: $60, $43; $30 lawn; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.
Music - R&B Basic Truth, 8 p.m.-midnight, Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar & Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Free. 8711820; basictruth.webs.com. East End.
Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.
SUNDAY, JULY 7 Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; andersontownshiphistoricalsociety.org. Anderson Township.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown.
Literary - Bookstores Spanish Play Date, 1-1:45 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Miss Ana. Children and parents discover Spanish together. $3. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Free. 290-9105. Hyde Park.
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Summer Camps - Arts
311 and Cypress Hill, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Unity Tour. $60 four-pack lawn, $39.50 reserved pavilion, $22.50; plus fees. 800745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.
Faith Music and Arts Academy, 10 a.m.-noon, Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Theme: Music. MondayFriday. Ages 1-8. $25 per week. Sibling discount and scholarships available. Reservations required. 231-8285. Anderson Township.
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Celebrate summer with tomato appetizer, preserves
I opened my freezer yesterday and had to laugh. Nestled among the organic mango slices, edamame, homemade baby food and hibiscus mint syrup were a giant box of storebought Popsicles in every Rita shade of Heikenfeld the rainbow, three RITA’S KITCHEN Kit Kat candy bars and five Baby Ruths. Well, I guess that’s called balance.
Maggie’s cheesy artichoke and tomato triangles From Maggie Hoerst, who our grandchildren fondly call “Dez.” Maggie brought this to grandson Luke’s birthday party, and everyone kept coming back for seconds and thirds. It was delicious even at room temperature, so would be great appetizer to tote to that Fourth of July picnic. Yes, that holiday will be here before you know it! 16 oz. refrigerated crescent rolls 16 oz. cream cheese, softened Zest of 1 lemon 2 eggs 1 clove garlic, minced 14 oz. can artichoke hearts in water, drained and finely
yellow or red tomatoes (about 2 pounds or so) 4 cups sugar 1 thinly sliced lemon 3 ⁄4 cup water
Rita shares her Aunt Margaret’s recipe for tomato preserves with a touch of lemon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.
chopped 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided 2 plum tomatoes, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 ⁄2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls, press the seams to fit 9-inch by 13-inch or jellyroll pan, and press the rolls up the sides just a bit if you can. Bake 10-12 min or until light golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool. Mix cream cheese, zest lemon, eggs, garlic, artichokes and 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread over crust, and then arrange tomato slices over filling. Combine 1⁄2 cup cheese,
parsley and black pepper in small bowl and sprinkle evenly over filling. Bake 25-30 min or until light golden brown and set. Cool 10 minutes, cut into 12 squares and cut each square in half diagonally. Makes about 24 appetizers.
Aunt Margaret’s classic tomato preserves I may have hit upon something unique here. After I published the classic strawberry jam recipe, I received several inquiries about other classic/put-up preserves and jams, so I will be sharing those heirloom recipes as we go into
summer. One request was from Lana, a Florence reader who said “My grandma made tomato preserves with a lemon wedge in every jar. There was no cinnamon, just sugar, lemon and tomatoes. No one seems to have a recipe for it.” Well, guess what, Lana. I do and it’s from my sweet Aunt Margaret, who we call our second mom. Aunt Margaret makes tomato preserves like Lana’s grandmom. Aunt Margaret goes to taste on most things, but I did nail down this recipe with her last year when she gifted me with a jar.
To peel tomatoes: Cut an “x” into the bottom end, plunge into boiling water for a minute or so, then when you see the “x” curling at the edges, take the tomatoes out and, when cool enough to handle, pull the skin off with a knife, using the “x” as a tag. Combine sugar, lemon and water and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook gently until tomatoes become transparent, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 12-18 hours in a cool place. Remove tomatoes and lemon from syrup. Boil syrup 2-3 minutes or longer to thicken. Return tomatoes and lemon to syrup; boil one minute. Remove from heat. Skim foam if
necessary. Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1⁄4 inch head space. Wipe rims with clean wet cloth. Adjust caps. Process 20 minutes in boiling water canner. Makes about 3 pints.
Tip from Aunt Margaret’s kitchen
If you like, add 1 tablespoon mixed pickling spices and 1⁄2-inch piece fresh gingerroot tied in cheesecloth or in a tea ball and add with the sugar, lemon and water. Remove after you let the preserves stand in cool place. Or add a piece of cinnamon stick to each jar before sealing. You can use green tomatoes if you like.
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Party on the lawn Josiah Dongell and Samuel Wilson race pedal cars around the front lawn during Anderson Hills UMC Party on the Lawn. THANKS
DEATHS Darlene J. Frede
Darlene J. “Dee” Frede, 74, of Anderson Township died June 15. Survived by children Deborah M. (Kevin) Schroeder and Robert A. (Deborah Ellen) Frede; brother, Robert C. Jones; and grandchildren Kelley and Kaley Schroeder, and Robby and Becca Frede. Preceded in death by husband, Robert L. Frede; parents Clayton Jones and Lillie Herron; and siblings Lucille Sweetser, Shirley Jones, Billie Mays, Thelma Padgett and Anna Hammann. Services were June 18 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
More than 200 middle and senior high students celebrated the end of school recently with games, food and music at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church student ministry “Party on the Lawn.”
Virginia D. Kemper
TO SUSAN MAHANEY
Virginia D. (nee Miller) Kemper, 92, of Anderson Township died June 18. Survived by daughter, Katherine (Donald G.) Koller; and grandson, Mark A. Koller Preceded in death by husband, Bernard F. Kemper. Services were June 21 at St. Bernadette Church, Amelia.
Teens do the limbo and try to win a gift card. Dozens of gift cards were given out at Anderson Hills UMC's Party on the Lawn. THANKS TO SUSAN MAHANEY
Luke J. Leonard
Luke J. Leonard, 80, formerly of Cincinnati died June 11. Survived by wife, Eliane P. Leonard; children Suzanne (Bill), Margaret Summers, Christopher (Julie) and Col. Luke Leonard; siblings Tim Leonard, Renie Louis, Harry Dornheggen, Annie Kallaher and David Dornheggen; and grandchildren Jonathan, T.J., Justin, Kaitlyn, Hannah, Patrick, Tucker and Daniel. Preceded in death by son, Peter; parents Luke J. Leonard and Irene Albers; step-father, Dr. Harry Dornheggen; and siblings Carolyn, James, William and Joseph Leonard. Services were June 17 at St. John Fisher Church, Cincinnati.
Students lined the lawn at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church for a water balloon toss. THANKS TO SUSAN MAHANEY
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Betty L. Nigh, 74, of Anderson Township died June 16. Survived by husband, Paul Nigh; sons Phillip and Michael Nigh; and grandchildren Amanda (Chris) Gapinski, Ryan, Baylee and Michaela Nigh. Preceded in death by parents Isaac Newton Preston and Ethel Lenore Bramble. Services were June 20 at Faith United Church of Christ.
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David A. Speeg, 82, of Anderson Township died June 16. He was a veteran of Korean War. Survived by children David D. (Cathy) Speeg, Denise Speeg and Cynthia (Jerry) Ozment; siblings Marie (Erv) Funke, Emma and June; sister-in-law, Nancy (Bill) Kotheimer; grandchildren Brandon (Mindy) and Brian (Melissa); and great-grandchildren Bryden and Bennett. Preceded in death by wife, Patsy Speeg; parents William Speeg and Minnie Schumacher; siblings William, Edward and Roy Speeg and Irene Anderson. Services were June 20 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
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Joseph M. Walsh II, 81, formerly of Anderson Township died June 13. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of Korea. Survived by children Susan M. (John) Schengber, Joseph M. (Peggy) III, Daniel M. (Jane) Walsh and Kate A. (Dave) Murrie; sister, Patricia (Roger) Eschbacher; and grandchildren Justin (Christine), Jake, Delany, Ryan, John, Grace, Emma, Anthony and Eric. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret M. Walsh; parents Joseph M. Walsh and Grace Jones. Services were June 21 at St. Jerome Church.
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Two sent to prison for theft, and a pair of traffic fatalities Drug addictions lead to crimes
Rental Truck from Queen City Storage, 530 Clough Pike, said Scott C. O’Reilly, Clermont County assistant prosecuting attorney, in a press release. The men traveled in the stolen truck to 125 Storage, 1958 Ohio Pike in Amelia, where they removed a 14-foot trailer and attached it to the stolen Penske truck. At about 6:40 p.m. July 29, 2012, Moore and Godfrey entered Cahall Brothers, Inc., 1845 Ohio Pike in Pierce Township, and stole a John Deere utility vehicle. Neighbors of the business confronted
Two Anderson Township men are serving prison sentences for theft and subsequent chase that lead to the death of two Union Township women. The men were stealing to feed drug addictions, said Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Miles. On July 29, 2012, Ronald Godfrey, 34, 7859 Bilby Road, Anderson Township, and Jeffrey Moore, 42, 7864 Anchor Road, Anderson Township, stole a Penske
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Moore and Godfrey, suspecting suspicious activity, O’Reilly said. Once they were confronted, Godfrey jumped into the driver’s side of the stolen truck, Moore entered the passenger side and both fled the scene. An alert was issued through Clermont County for the stolen truck. Union Township Police Officer Brian Taylor spotted the truck and pursued, O’Reilly said. The defendants fled at a high rate of speed north on Interstate-275 ultimately exiting onto westbound Ohio 32. The pair ignored all the traffic signals along the way, which culminated in ignoring a red light at Bells Lane, and striking a van driven by Corean Hutcherson and Betty Hines, both of Bells Lane in Union Township, killing the pair instantly. They were coming home from church. Both Godfrey and Moore were captured a short time later, and indicated to law enforcement that a third individual “Mike” was the driver, O’Reilly said. DNA evidence, witnesses at the scene and an ultimate confession by Moore refuted this
claim. The case was handled by Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Miles and O’Reilly. This collaborative investigation was conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Union Township Police Department. On Feb. 22, Godfrey entered a plea of guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, felonies of the first degree, one count of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, a felony of the third degree, one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree, and two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, felonies of the fourth degree, O’Reilly said. Godfrey was sentenced the same day by Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas R. Herman to prison for 30 years. On March 29, Moore entered pleas of guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, felonies of the first degree, and one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree, O’Reilly said. Moore was sentenced June 3 by Herman to prison for 30.5 years.
POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP
Assault 2238 Salvador St., June 9. Breaking and entering 3601 Columbia Pkwy., June 14. 1652 Burney Lane, June 7. 5869 Kellogg Ave., June 9. Criminal damaging/endangering 1606 Burney Lane, June 13. Taking the identity of another 2131 Beechmont Ave., June 12. Tampering with coin machines 5869 Kellogg Ave., June 9. Theft 2234 Salvador St., June 10. 2300 Beechmont Ave., June 10. 710 Tusculum Ave., June 11. 1537 Sutton Ave., June 12. 2822 Keystone Drive, June 13. 3191 Golden Hollow St., June 14. 1216 Deliquia Drive, June 8. 6600 Oldtimber Place, June 9. 6600 Oldtimber Place, June 9.
Juvenile, 13, theft, June 2. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, June 1. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation, June 3. Juvenile, 14, drug paraphernalia, June 10. Angelina D. Mays, 24, 2619 Robertson, drug paraphernalia, June 11. Oliver Huff, 47, 40 Pine Bridge No. 4, drug possession, no drivers license, June 11. Juvenile, 16, marijuana possession, June 11.
Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 1410 Collinsdale, June 3. Criminal damage Rear of vehicle damaged at 8352 Beechmont, June 6. Theft Merchandise taken from store at Coney Island; $10 at Kellogg Avenue, June 2. Purse taken from vehicle at 6701 Kellogg Ave., June 1. Money, etc. taken from vehicles; $280 at 8435 Brownsboro Place, June 2. I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle at 7786 Heatherglen, June 6. Tires taken at JD Byrider; $344 at Beechmont Avenue, June 6.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Jack Kaetzel, born 1974, assault, 5615 Beechmont Ave., June 15.
NEWTOWN Arrests/citations Stephanie Dapper, 24, 3769 Winstan Drive, bench warrant, June 3. Matthew Handleton, 18, 3710 Church St., drug abuse, June 3. Linda Lane, 29, 7859 Bilby Lane, theft, June 4. Kyle Busdicker, 19, 5798 Mildred Lane, drug abuse, June 10.
Incidents/investigations Newtown police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.
ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Anderson Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Matthew Guy, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Jeff Butler, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280
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Anderson's Got Talent returns on July 26-27 at Greater Anderson Days. Entry deadline is June 30. THANKS TO BARRY C. EVANS
Talent show signups underway Nagel Parking Project leaders are honored. From left are Amanda Hanley, David Glover, Kevin O’Brien, Dr. Stephen Feagins and Nagel Middle School Principal Natasha Adams. THANKS TO NANETTE BENTLEY
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Nagel Middle School PTA recently honored the leaders behind the Nagel Parking Project with the “Friend of Children” award. The “Friend of Children” award honors a person or group that has shown a special interest in helping children by providing students with exceptional support or an extraordinary experience. Receiving the award were Dr. Stephen Fea-
gins, VP of Medical Affairs at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital, Nagel math teacher Amanda Hanley, Project Manager David Glover of Champlin Architecture and Construction Project Director Kevin O’Brien of Danis Construction. Earlier this year, leadership of Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital realized they would face a parking problem due to an upcoming hospital expansion project. Feagins
turned to his partners in the Forest Hills Local School District for help. Nagel’s eighth-grade math whizzes, under the guidance of their teacher Amanda Hanley, worked with Feagins, Glover and O’Brien to come up with workable solutions to the dilemma, using traffic flow data, the number of existing and potential parking spots and some creative inspiration from Danis’ design engineers.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct the second annual Anderson’s Got Talent show 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26; and 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Greater Anderson Days. Comedians, singers, dancers, jugglers, gymnasts and performers of all ages can participate. For more details regarding the event and to apply, go online to www.Andersons GotTalent.com.
The deadline for entries is June 30, and space is limited. Thirty acts will be selected from the audition submissions to perform live on stage at Anderson’s Got Talent at Greater Anderson Days Friday, July 26. The viewing public will vote for their favorite contestant via text, along with a panel of five industry judges. The top 10 acts will advance to the finals on
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