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State: Trustee defrauding clients Residents ask for O’Brien to step down from position

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ANDERSON TWP. – More residents are calling for Trustee Kevin O’Brien to resign after a state agency alleged he was receiving compensation for investment advice without a proper license. The Ohio Division of Securities issued a “cease and desist” order June 16 that alleges O’Brien was paid $800 for investment advice in December 2009 and January

2010 without disclosing “that he was not licensed to give financial advice” in Ohio. Resident Andrew Pappas, who would not O’Brien directly name O’Brien at last week’s trustee meeting, said the allegations came as shock. “This kind of hit me out of the

blue,” he said. “I realize this hasn’t been ruled upon yet, but if the allegations prove true I ask that this person consider stepping down because it tarnishes our township.” The order details the results of the division’s investigation of O’Brien and his financial consulting company, Private Wealth Management. It alleges he defrauded clients by not disclosing the nature of his termination with Robert W. Baird

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A second sewer pipe has failed, worsening a sinkhole behind three Anderson Township businesses on Beechmont Avenue. The heavy rain on June 21 compounded the problem when the pipe near Plants By Wolfangel, 8181 Beechmont Ave., collapsed. FULL STORY, A2

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Close to 10,000 people are expected to line Beechmont Avenue for the seventh annual Anderson Township Independence Day parade.

July 4 parade a tradition By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

ANDERSON TWP. – The Anderson Township Independence Day Parade will be back for its seventh year this summer. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, with floats making their way down Beechmont Avenue to the Anderson Towne Center. “We are expecting about 100 participants again in the parade,” said Beth Charlton, chairwoman of the parade committee. “It ranges from bagpipers to floats to neighborhoods that have created floats to children who have decorated their bicycles.” Student bands, the Shriners and many others will participate in this year’s parade, with the “Hometown Pride” theme. There are six grand marshals

for the Independence Day Parade, all who recently won awards from the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. They will judge each entry and hand out awards from most creative float to most unusual, Charlton said. There will be a car show, music and multiple kids activities following the parade at the Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave. Charlton said they’re expecting close to 10,000 people to watch the parade, which takes place rain or shine. “I’d love to see everyone in Anderson come out for the parade,” she said. “It’s a great way to kick off the holiday ... (and) I think all ages are going to be entertained.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/andersontownship.

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The Anderson Township Independence Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the operations center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., and ends at the Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave. A car show, children’s activities and entertainment will take place at the Towne Center, immediately following the parade. Beechmont Avenue will close to traffic at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to carpool. Parking is available at Anderson High School, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Stein Mart, the rear lot of Anderson Towne Center, Anderson Medical Plaza, Anderson Professional Center and Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. Call 688-8400 with questions or visit the parade website at www.andersonparade.com.

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and Co. or the civil lawsuit associated with his termination. “There is nothing to cease and desist because I have not been giving investment advice since September 2008,” he said. “I’m not in violation of any federal or state laws.” O’Brien was discharged from his former employer in September 2008 and was permanently barred from the securities industry.

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NEWTOWN – Newtown residents can expect another road project as they navigate village roads in the coming months. Newtown Village Council recently approved the contract to begin a repaving project this summer. The village has also began the process of repairing the Drake Street bridge. The paving project comes in two parts. Work will include repaving the “S” curve on Church Street near the Anderson Township border and a section of Little Dry Run Road just off of Cosby state Route 32. The project currently costs $41,670, but Mayor Curt Cosby said he’d like to see the repaving of the Short Park bike trail included to the project, which may alter its cost. The village received a $17,000 grant from the Municipal Road Fund for the project. Cosby said the Little Dry Run portion of the project has been discussed by the village for several years, but Newtown has been waiting until the time was right to pursue it. “We were waiting so we could put it with another project,” he said. Ben Brandstetter, who coordinated the bidding process for Brandstetter Carroll, said the work should take approximately one month to complete, though he’s currently unsure when the projects will begin. Cosby said he’d like the projects to be wrapped up prior to the start of school to not delay school buses.


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Anderson Township sinkhole worsens By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

ANDERSON TWP. – A second sewer pipe has failed, worsening a sinkhole behind three Anderson Township businesses on Beechmont Avenue.

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Another sewer line collapsed after the heavy rain June 21, nearly doubling the size of the sinkhole behind Adams Heating and Cooling, Plants by Wolfangel and Firestone.

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The heavy rain on June 21 compounded the problem when the pipe near Plants By Wolfangel, 8181 Beechmont Ave., collapsed. “It cut off our tree and shrub area in the back so it’s no longer customer accessible and it took a bunch of our product with it,” owner Barb Henry said. The sinkhole began in April behind Adams Heating and Cooling, 8185 Beechmont Ave., when a private sewer line collapsed and took out some pavement behind the businesses. Owner Dale Adams said he ordered a replacement pipe last week, but the sink-

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Suzy Bartholomae, with Plants by Wolfangel, carries plants back to the store from the rear portion of the business after the sinkhole expanded.

hole’s expansion may jeopardize the repair. “It’s made it unbearable. We had a foot of water in our main office and no power,” Adams said of the problems caused by both the excessive rain and the sinkhole. “We had feet of water coming off Beechmont (Avenue). It was like a tidal wave hitting our building.” The collapsed pipes also caused issues at the nearby New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave. Manager Jerry Ruberg said New England Club Drive, the main access to the retirement home, was under water for

nearly three hours. “It’s directly related to that sinkhole,” he said of the flooding problem. “A small bit of blacktop came up but we put everything back and it’s in great condition.” Anderson Township Public Works Director Richard Shelley said there wasn’t any other major damage from the rain around the township and some of the damage was related to the collapsed sewer line. He said the Cherry Grove station recorded more than three inches of rain in an hour on Tuesday. Some

roads experienced minor flooding and there was some catch basin overflow, he said. “The system is not designed to handle that amount of rain in that short period of time,” he said. “It’s an anomaly. It’s the hardest I’ve ever seen it rain for one hour.” Henry said they are evaluating the extent of the sinkhole damage and are trying to determine how to fix it. It will likely be a few months before the problem is fixed, she said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/andersontownship.

allegations and denies that he violated Ohio securities law. According to the hearing notice, multiple power of attorney forms signed by O’Brien indicated that he was being compensated for providing investment advice on this account. O’Brien said that was a clerical error and the paperwork was corrected in January 2010. “I was one additional professional they used to make the decision on their finances,” he said. “If they mistook that as investment advice that’s not my fault. It’s somebody else’s fault.” O’Brien has until midJuly to request a hearing, said Dennis Ginty,

spokesman for the Ohio Department of Commerce. If he does not, the division would proceed with a “cease and desist” order to stop him from violating Ohio securities law, Ginty said. “I believe the best thing for Trustee O’Brien to do is to resign,” said Cortney Laginess, one of the residents who successfully petitioned a judge to raise O’Brien’s surety bond as a trustee. “The citizens of Anderson Township should not have to continue to endure his professional and personal problems.” “It’s casting a bad light on the township. This isn’t political at all. This is an issue of integrity not politics.”

Though he hasn’t decided whether to request a hearing with the Ohio Division of Securities, O’Brien said the matter should be resolved quickly. He did not discuss the allegations at the June 23 trustees meeting, nor would he say if he was resigning from public office. Laginess said, “I think we have to admit that right now these are allegations.” “But the problem is these all will continue to erode the public trust in Kevin O’Brien. When your job title is trustee losing the public trust is problematic.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/andersontownship.

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ANDERSON TWP. – Anderson Township trustees last week unanimously voted to opt out of a county agreement that could bring more public housing to the community. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority and Hamilton County officials have been working on a cooperation agreement that could place 375 public housing units in suburbs outside the city of Cincinnati. Communities that agree to allow additional public housing can receive Community Development Block Grants, but they have the option to not participate in the agreement. Anderson Township accepted $667,250 from these grants since 1997. Several residents spoke out about the proposed agreement during last night’s trustees’ meeting citing neighborhood deterioration and lower property values if more public housing came to Anderson Township. “One of your primary jobs is to protect the proper-

will somewhat address that issue, said Kelly Kramer, spokeswoman for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. Actual development of public housing is contingent upon available funding, buildings for sale or property that can be developed into affordable housing, Kramer said. The last cooperation agreement allowed for 450 units, but only 235 were turned into public housing. Trustee Russ Jackson said though there may not be as many public housing units in Anderson Township as other communities there are multiple public housing units in nearby Mt. Washington, Mt. Carmel and Cherry Grove. “I believe it’s a form of coercion,” he said of the cooperation agreement. “It’s a bureaucratic shell game and absolutely the wrong approach. We can’t totally stop them, but we can at least get their attention. For us to roll over and play dead is just the worst possible thing that could happen.” Trustee Peggy Reis said the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority has no

ty values of residents,” Tim Kappers said to the trustees. “Simply put, letting public housing get a stronger foothold here will diminish that. With the community development program, if you vote to opt in, it comes with strings. Those strings are nooses.” Melissa Jackson said she used to live in Mt. Washington and as public housing increased she saw her neighborhood decline with an increase in crime. “The entire feel of the community changed quite a bit and I’d really hate to see the same thing happen (here),” she said. “There are so many wonderful things about Anderson that would be diminished very quickly by an increase in public housing.” Anderson Township has 10 public housing vouchers in the community and 37 public housing units. Much of the recent uproar about additional public housing in Hamilton County centered on the concentration of these units in certain communities. The cooperation agreement between the county and the housing authority

Newtown set to begin Drake bridge project By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

NEWTOWN – It’s been discussed and planned for several years, but work on Newtown’s Drake Street bridge will be starting soon. During the recent Newtown Village Council meeting, Ben Brandstetter, of Brandstetter Carroll, said the project, which was budgeted at $218,000, came in under budget at $151,000. He said in the coming weeks, Duke Energy will be relocating gas lines on Drake Street and once that’s completed the project will begin. Mayor Curt Cosby said he hopes the project can be completed by August. “I would really like to see this done before the school buses get going,” he said. Maintenance Supervisor Ron Dickerson said the Drake Street bridge has been dilapidated for “a number of years,” but the project should only take a few days to complete. During the construction, workers will close off one side of the bridge at a time, so that residents on the street can get in and out of their neighborhood. The Lit-

accountability in their structure and had no plan to distribute public housing on an equitable basis. “It really flies in the face of what we as a board and as citizens of Anderson Township have tried to do to build up our community,” she said. “We tried to put into place mechanisms that will keep our property values high and this goes contrary to everything.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship.

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SCHOOL NOTES Great Oaks students excel at state

Great Oaks business students recently had a very successful weekend competing in the state Business Professionals of America competition in Columbus. Two teams brought home trophies for receiving third place in their competition: Jake Nelson, Chris Luke, Pat McCullum and Tanner Brondhaver in the Video Production Team event and Kelsey Zellner, Sam Bonekamp, and Chris Omedeo in the Broadcast Production Team event. Peter Orkiszewski finished in the top 10 in the Presentation Management – Individual event. The Anderson High School Business Management program is a program of the Great Oaks Career Campuses, led by instructor Cindy Dougherty.

Seven Hills School seniors to study abroad

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Villa students earn high school merit scholarships schools: Cincinnati Country Day, McNicholas High School, Mount Notre Dame, Moeller High School, Seton High School, Seven Hills, St. Ursula Academy, Summit Country Day School and Ursuline Academy. These scholarships are a result of the Villa eight graders’ scores on the High School Placement Test

St. Ursula Villa’s class of 2011 has amassed a record-breaking $945,828 in high school merit scholarship offers with a remarkable 100-percent acceptance rate into their first-choice school. Based upon high school entrance exams and academic records, 48 percent of the class received offers from the following

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– 21.5 percent achieved highestpossible scores of 99.9 percentile nationally, and 51 percent scored above the 90th percentile. Successful transition into competitive Cincinnati-area high schools is a hallmark of St. Ursula Villa’s Junior High program, which emphasizes study skills, time management and independence.

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St. Ursula Villa’s third- and fourth-grade Destination Imagination team recently earned the second place trophy in Destination Imagination Region 18 Tournament. Since January, the team worked hard to come up with creative and novel solutions to their Mythology Mission Challenge. The Villa team was comprised of Kimi Dryden, Cameron Shahrooz, Ethan Bayer, Ryan Sherman, Kara Scullin, and Nicole Stettler, with Bahram Shahrooz and Michele Sherman as coaches.

St. Ursula Villa’s fifth-grade Destination Imagination team recently won first place in the Ohio Region 18 Tournament. The team, 7 Eagles, worked hard at creatively solving an infrastructure problem, building a piece of equipment, and creating a sales promotion. Pictured – the team celebrates its victory, Ben Trapp, Samantha Stadnik, Trevor Thomas, Nick Latham, Zach Manfroy and Delaney Dannenberg; not pictured, Matt Blain. THANKS TO MARTA RUNNELS

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Seven Hills School seniors Katie Cromer of Anderson Township and Joe Soonthornsawad of West Chester are among 650 students nationally who have been selected by the U.S. Department of State to study a foreign language abroad for six weeks this summer. The State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides full scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning “less-commonly-studied foreign languages.” Cromer was selected to study Chinese and live with a host family in Shanghai. Soonthornsawad was selected to study Turkish and live with a host family in Istanbul.

School board recognizes volunteers

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recently recognized PTA Volunteers who give countless hours to assist students and teachers in the district. Recognized were: Anderson High School – Dee Stone; Turpin High School – Laurie Kiracofe, Linda Muth, Nadine Rewick and Abby Snook; Nagel Middle School – Jen Schlosser; Ayer Elementary – Dianne Benmayor; Maddux Elementary – Melanie Larrance and Betsy Moore; Mercer Elementary – Karen D’Agostino; Sherwood Elementary – Christy Kosman; Summit Elementary – Dawn Botsford and Faye Rottmueller; and Wilson Elementary – Rebecca Reynolds.

Anderson resident earns prestigious spot

Ursuline Academy junior Tatiana Tomley, of Anderson Township, is one of 56 high school girls recently named as Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars for 2011. These students, selected among a record number of applicants throughout the Midwest, will receive partial and full scholarships for pre-colTomley lege summer study at Ivy League and equivalent campuses this summer. The pre-college programs at these institutions provide valuable experiences to high school students aspiring to earn an undergraduate acceptance at a highly competitive college or university. The Foundation evaluates scholarship applicants for exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to pursuit of rigorous undergraduate programs, and leadership excellence in extracurricular and community activities. At this time Tomley believes she will attend Brown this summer, but is not sure in which program she will study.

AHS home to Chamber Teacher, Student of the Year Anderson High School senior Kevin Polacek was named Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year, while Anderson High Polacek School teacher Andy Wolf was named the chamber’s Educator of the Year. Both were recognized April 11 during the chamber’s annual Citizen of the Year Banquet. In letters of recommendation, Polacek was praised for his analytical ability, work ethic, and volunteer efforts. Wolf was praised for his dedication to enriching the minds and lives of students. “Kevin is a gifted and hard worker,” wrote honors and AP chemistry teacher Louise Keep. “He takes difficult courses and has maintained excellent grades. He has excellent analytical skills and grasps difficult concepts quickly and easily. When kids are having difficulty with a problem solution, they often approach Kevin before asking me.” He is a natural leader with very loyal friends and is active in class, Keep wrote. Polacek’s AP English teacher, who was also his 10th grade honors English teacher, Angela Edwards, praised Kevin’s writing, speaking and analytical skills. She also praised him for other efforts. “Volunteerism and leadership are important to Kevin,” Edwards wrote. “He is well-liked and respected by his golfing teammates and often serves a patient resource for area youth that need extra help in his role as assistant coach for youth athletics. “His contributions to our school community are many; he has been a member of a diverse array of clubs and team sports: Anderson golf team, Anderson baseball team, and a volunteer for a local elementary, supporting fundraising efforts for Market Day. “He has impacted the community through his service through

the local church, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, serving his parish and as a volunteer to the elderly.” • Wolf graduWolf ated from Anderson in 1967. He went on to attend Marietta College where in 1970 he qualified for the NCAA meet in cross country. After college, Wolf returned to AHS to teach and coach track and cross country. “He has taught a variety of social studies classes during the last 40 years, but his favorite is U.S. history,” wrote Principal Diana Carter in his letter of nomination. “Mr. Wolf teaches history as a story with vibrant characters and twisting plots that are described with such clarity that students feel as though they are transported to that time and place. His stories are so engaging the students remember the details for years.” His success extends to athletics as well with several state champions and a national champion to his credit. “He has taken four U.S. teams overseas for international competitions,” Mrs. Carter wrote. “His alums have gone on to earn at least 11 college All American awards. Four of his alums have gone on to coach NCAA champions at college level. Andy’s son, Kyle, was a six time All American pole vaulter. “Andy is a well-respected coach in track and cross country. He has been selected as coach of the year more than 35 times during the last 40 years. In 2001, he was inducted into the Ohio Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame.” In conclusion, Carter wrote, “Andy Wolf is well-respected by his colleagues at Anderson High School and in the community of track and cross country. He is a caring and thoughtful person who extends himself to make a positive difference.”


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Little Leaguers achieve success in college By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

ANDERSON TWP. – During the summer of 2001, a team called the Tigers took to the field to compete in the Anderson Township Little League. The squad, which consisted of 10- and 11-year old boys, took to the field with a passion to play the game and an eagerness to improve their skills. Fast forward to 2011 and the enthusiasm for which those boys played the game can still be seen by some of the club’s former players in the college ranks. Former Tigers Nate Fudala, Andrew Thole and Paul Uhl all shared a season together with the Tigers, and have achieved success at the collegiate level. Fudala, who starred at Turpin High School, was named FirstTeam, All-Peach Belt Conference while playing at Flagler College in Florida. Thole, a graduate of McNicholas High School, earned D3Baseballl.com All-American honors for breaking Thomas More College’s single-season home run record with 17 round-trippers. Uhl, who is also a McNick grad playing for Thomas More, was named a 2010 All-American pitcher before tearing his rotator cuff during the 2011 campaign. It was as a standout at Turpin High School that Fudala started thinking about his post-high school baseball career. Initially, Fudala was discouraged by the lack of interest he received from schools. But then he took a trip to Flagler to take part in

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Nate Fudala played numerous positions and earned First-Team, All-Peach Belt Conference honors for his play in 2011. a baseball camp where he impressed Flager’s coach. The performance earned Fudala a sport on the squad. During the 2011 campaign, Fudala hit .287 with 14 RBI. Through the past two seasons, the fine arts major has hit .304 with 30 RBI while playing a bevy of positions. Thole, who went to high school at McNicholas and is studying to be a nurse, wasn’t surprised to hear of his old teammate’s suc-

cess. “He was one of the best shortstops I’ve seen…ever,” Thole said. “He could hit the ball. He always hit in front of me (in Little League) and I’d be able to hit him in. I knew he would be good.” Fudala had similar things to say about Thole, who hit .385 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 2011. “He’s just scary when he comes up to the plate,” Fudala said. “He hits the ball harder than anybody I’ve ever met.” Both agree that Uhl turned into the type of pitcher worthy of earning All-American status. “Paul always had a form of confidence,” Fudala said. “I don’t know where it came from…but he was never worried. Hitting against him was never fun.” Thole, who’s teamed with Uhl since their days at McNick, said the college game only made his longtime teammate a better player. “I knew in grade school he

would be a good pitcher and probably play college ball,” Thole said.” “And I definitely think the collegiate level, with college coaches, has just added on to his talent.” Uhl, who’s studying communications, was 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA before his season ending injury. During the 2010 campaign, he posted a 10-1 record and a 2.21 ERA. Although frustrated by his sidetracked 2011 season, Uhl’s eager to work his way back into the Saints rotation after tasting success just a short time ago. “Everything happens for a reason, so I’m gong to work to get back to where I was because I know what it’s like to have honors bestowed on you,” Uhl said. “And when (hard work) pays off, it makes you feel good about what you’ve done.” For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps

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Thomas More College’s Andrew Thole set the single-season home-run record for the Saints by blasting 17 round tripers this season.

What’s in a name? The Forest Hills Journal caught up with the Tigers’ old coach Lou Fetch to gain some historical perspective on the squad’s old players. Here, Fetch talks about each of his former pupils earned their little league nicknames.

Paul (Cheese-Head) Uhl

“We taught Paul a change-up one year and we only called that pitch when he was ahead in the count. During one game, Paul threw that pitch, and the other coach quipped it was a ‘cheesy’ pitch, and the name Cheese-Head stuck.” PROVIDED

Paul Uhl (back, second from left), Andrew Thole (back, third from left) and Nate Fudala (front, second frim right) played for the Tigers in Anderson Township during the summer of 2001.

Nate (The Great) Fudala

“Nate at one time was discouraged

after making a few mistakes and I heard from his AD that he wanted to quit baseball. All Nate needed was another chance to succeed and build confidence. “We told him he was playing third base and shortstop for the rest of year and quitting was not an option. He soon gained that confidence and became a team leader and a fixture on the left side of the infield...”

Andrew (The Hammer) Thole

“Andrew played mostly catcher and some first base (for the Tigers). He was always known for his bat. The name Hammer stuck at a young age.”

Former locals Steam-rolling the competition By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Billy O’Conner sure seems to have a handle on this whole managing thing. O’Conner, a first-time manager, has led the Cincinnati Steam (9-1 entering play June 24) to their best start in the six-year history of the franchise. “We’ve had a lot of timely hitting,” O’Conner said, downplaying the hot start to his managerial career. “Our team batting average is one of the worst in the league, but we’ve done it when we’ve needed it in the clutch.” Of course, “clutch” has taken on a whole new meaning for the Steam, as tight games have been the theme of the season. They started 3-0 – winning each game by one run – and seven of their nine victories have been by two runs or fewer. “I think they’re a confident group that plays loose,” O’Conner said. “You keep the same approach in your first at-bat in the first inning as you do in your last at-bat in the ninth inning. The pressure’s not pushing down on them.” O’Conner likely has something to do with that. The 2005 Elder High School grad is only a couple of years older than his players. “I relate to them pretty well because it wasn’t that long ago I was playing myself,” said O’Conner, who played two years at Indiana, two years at Xavier and spent some time in the minors. “They’re a good group of guys.” O’Conner plans to give all his players a chance to develop, but make no mistake – he wants to win

games, too. “They’re equally important,” he said. “We give everybody a chance, and the guys who are producing more get more at-bats.” Three players who have made the most of their opportunities are center fielder Nick Priessman (Eastern Illinois /Colerain), right fielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati/Oak Hills) and first baseman Kevin Bower (Miami of Ohio). “Those three guys offensively have been carrying us,” O’Conner said. “They really set the tone for us and do a great job.” O’Conner said before a June 23 night game against Xenia that he wanted his

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Daniel Rod, left, and Nick Priessman (Eastern Illinois/Colerain) pal around before taking the field against Xenia. team to be more balanced on offense; well, he had to be happy with the evening’s results. Trailing 1-0 through two innings, the Steam erupted for four runs in the third and the fourth, added

five more in the sixth and tacked on two more in the eighth. It all amount to a 15-3 thrashing. The 15 runs were a season-high, as were the 16 hits. The usual suspects did

Locals enjoy standout summer for Steam Several former preps standouts have played key roles for the Cincinnati Steam this summer:

• Daniel Rod

“He’s a fireplug,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner said. “He plays the game hard. He’s solid in the field, and he’s solid at the plate.” The 2009 Anderson graduate will be a junior at Xavier University. He started 11 games as a freshman and had 12 hits in 53 at-bats. “Playing in college is awesome,” Rod said. “It’s a lot different than high school, a lot more competitive. It took some adjusting at first, but I feel like the more you play, the more experience you get, the easier it is. I really like the guys I’m with, I love our coaching staff – I’m very happy with position I’m in.” Rod is in the midst of his first summer with the Steam. “I love it,” he said. “This is by far the most fun team I’ve ever played on. Everybody in the dugout gets along, everybody’s out here having a good time and that’s what’s great about

baseball.” Rod said his goals are simply to get better each day and have fun. When asked if he missed football, Rod, who helped the Redskins to the 2007 Division II state title, laughed and replied, “You know the answer to that. Absolutely.” Still, he’s happy to playing baseball. “I love football, but baseball was always my passion,” he said. “If the opportunity would’ve arose to play football in college, I probably would’ve looked into playing both sports, but I was going to play baseball from day one, and I’m happy. In high school, Rod was a four-year starter in centerfield and hit .434 as a senior; his 102 steals rank second in school history.

• Ryan Martin

The 2008 Turpin graduate plays for Michigan State University. “Ryan’s been one of the most effective relievers out of the pen for us,’ O’Conner said. “He’s a great change-of-pace

guy. He’s not a hard thrower, but he really knows how to pitch. He’s a different look from a lot of our starters.” As a senior at Turpin, Martin was FAVC-Cardinal Player of the Year and first-team all-state in baseball and football. On the diamond, he went 7-1 with a 0.94 ERA, had 91 strikeouts in 59.2 innings and hit .361 with 28 RBIs. He was Southwest Ohio Player of the Year on the gridiron.

• Austin Rexroat

The 2009 Anderson graduate will be a junior at Eastern Kentucky University. As a freshman, he went 2-2 in six games and got his first career win against Purdue. “Austin’s been good,” O’Conner said. “He had a few rough outings early on, but I expect him to bounce back from those. He’s going to give us some good innings.” Rexroat earned four varsity letters at Anderson, where he was a member of the 2007 football state championship team and the 2008 state runner-up team.

their damage, as Proctor went 3-4 with 2 RBIs, two doubles, three runs and two steals; Priessman had a triple, an RBI and scored a run; and Bower went 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. But several other plays stepped up, including Tim Issler (Ball State/St. Xavier), who went 2-4 with two RBIs, and Matt Williams (Cincinnati/CHCA), who went 2-6 with a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. He also scored three runs. “If some of the guys who are struggling can pick it up, and the guys who are hitting well keep playing strong, I think we’ll be even better than we’ve shown,” O’Conner said. Other highlights of the season include: • The Steam won their season-opener with a 5-4 walk-off win over Xenia June 11, as shortstop Patrick Paligraf (Xavier/ Indianapolis Cathedral) did the honors. The Steam also got an RBI from Daniel Rod (Xavier/Anderson) and runs from Priessman and Brett Cisper (Northern Kentucky/Moeller). • The Steam won their first road game, 3-2 over Grand Lake June 13. Williams scored the gametying run. • The Steam improved to 3-0 after beating defending Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League champion Hamilton 2-1 June 14. • The Steam swept Stark County in a double-header June 19, winning 3-2 in the first game and 3-1 in the second. Priessman went 2-4 with a double, stole a base and scored a run in the opener and went 1-1 with a double two walks and a steal in the nightcap. David

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Anderson High School graduate and Xavier University baseball player Daniel Rod is playing for the Cincinnati Steam this summer. He is shown here warming up before a home game against Xenia June 23. The Steam won 15-3 and are off to their best start in franchise history. Roper (Walsh/Princeton) made his Steam debut in the second game and got the win; he allowed one run and struck out seven in five innings. • Proctor went 1-3 with a double and an RBI in a 42 win over Lexington June 22. Austin Rexroat (Eastern Kentucky/Anderson) got his first win, and Zach Isler (Cincinnati/Covington Catholic) got his third save of the summer. The 15-3 win over Xenia was a nice change of pace for the Steam, but as evidenced above, O’Conner said his team has no problem playing in close games. “We play good fundamental baseball, and we give ourselves a chance to win,” he said. “If it’s close late, we’ve got confidence we’re either going to hold on to the lead or come back late and win.”


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Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? “If geologists are pretty certain that there are oil/gas deposits that are accessible, and they can only be reached by drilling in state parks, of course! “Supplies of fuel for this nation of 300,000,000 people are vitally important to our economy and our lives, and especially with the unrest in the Middle East, which makes the price of gas and oil so volatile, it is important that we use the resources we have, as long as we can retrieve the fuel without causing too much ecological damage (and I trust that we can.)” Bill B. “The sad fact is that we have so much of a deficit in the area of energy policy that it never occurs to public officials to consider how little of Ohio is protected as a state park or public land. “Drilling in these areas may allow the state to reduce park fees and other maintenance costs, but that’s a fool’s game. Most of Ohio is open to oil and gas drilling and if there is any opportunity, it is available already. Energy companies simply have to contract with the land owners. “Since the mineral rights have already been separated from the surface rights, most of Ohio’s coal, natural gas and oil resources are already owned by energy companies, and landowners are vulnera-

Next question Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibilty for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? Why or why not? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to foresthills@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. ble to destruction of the water table, subsidance and blast damage with no protection. “New extraction technologies make the risk much greater, and the rewards of diminishing importance. “Ohio needs to lead the move to sustainable energy technology, not be the last cockroach in the empty barrel.” N.F. “As with immigration, Congress fails again to protect America. With a very dismal record of energy management, one can’t blame the states for trying to find ways to self-manage ... it is a fine way to help kill the earth we live on.” K.P. “No the payoff does not outweigh the damage. Seriously? Why would they even consider this idea?” K.S.

Monzel voting no on CMHA agreement An intense debate continues over whether or not Hamilton County Commissioners should approve a cooperation agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) that would add up to 375 units of publicly subsidized housing to county neighborhoods over the next five years. CMHA contends that thousands of county residents are in desperate need of public housing. The organization also argues that some areas of the county have well below acceptable percentages of public housing – based on their population – as set by the federal government. But during our discussions on the proposed CMHA agreement, it has become apparent that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the driving force behind the request for more units. For the record, I will vote against the proposed cooperation agreement with CMHA. Here are a few reasons why I will vote no: • On the CMHA website, they proudly boast that it is the nation’s 17th largest public housing authority based on the number of units owned (over 5,000), yet Hamilton County is only the 50th largest county according to population, a definite imbalance. • CMHA records show that it currently needs $20 million-$30 million in additional federal dollars for necessary maintenance of units already owned. If CMHA cannot maintain its existing units, it would be irresponsible for the housing authority to add 375 additional. • Hamilton County government and CMHA have worked together successfully since 2006,

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Father Lou’s columns made people stop and reflect Billy Glisson found out about Community Press columnist Father Lou Guntzelman’s death when he inquired where he might see Father Lou preach. Thank you so much for emailing me back in regards to Father Lou. I’m so grateful that you took the time to email me about his passing. At first I was very excited I even received a response. I first observed the email on my smartphone and was very excited someone, or even Father, took the time to respond to me. Then at a stop light I opened up the email and read your message. It was like receiving news that a family member had just passed suddenly. Very odd for me to react this way, I’m usually the tough one of the group. I hope somehow Father knows how he affected and influenced myself and the beginnings of interest of my wife! Which I will tell you that is a tough nut to crack! I don’t know if our story is worth printing, here goes. We moved here a almost two years ago from out west due to a job promotion and transfer. My wife had never left her home area her first 35 years of her life, and then after 18 years being married to me my job takes her 2,000

miles away from all of her family. One can only imagine the adjustment, strain and test of faith that one goes through during this period. I grew up in Michigan, coming back this way was exciting in a sense. We receive the Florence Recorder and I began to read it to get acquainted with the local activities, which at times seemed like fruitless activity due to the challenges as a family we were going through in the beginning. Then I began to read Father’s articles. Of course at first I just thought, “Oh, what does this Catholic priest have to say about life?” I was very pleasantly surprised of his articles. I began to leave them out in the open for the wife to read, then I found myself cutting them out and saving them. Then I cut out his article about fear at the Olympics and took it into work, and used it as a intro as how we can as people be better at life as well at work. Over the past year and half I have done this three to four times, and the response from the team members I’m responsible for has been so positive towards the

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morale of the staff. Father Lou’s ability to capture the essence of life from a faith perspective, as well as real life events and feelings, are like those I have only experienced from three priests that this lifelong Catholic has come across. His challenge was not only to be Catholic but to be Christian and human at the same time. He gave you a perspective I’m sure enticed anyone who was reading his words to stop and reflect, then think how can they apply to their life. We must not think that his work is lost now. We must take what he has taught us and continue with his mission of teaching us how to have a strong and unwavering faith in God and ourselves, even with all of our faults. I can only hope you will continue his articles as all of the major newspapers have with Charles Schultz and the Peanuts comic strip. To allow us to enjoy and bring us down slowly from his words that only now can be lived through the flock of sheep he oversaw. I will say a prayer tonight for Father Lou and you for allowing us to enjoy his articles. Thank you again very much. Billy Glisson is a resident of Union, Ky.

Readers share thoughts about Father Lou Here are some of the comments Father Lou Guntzelman’s readers left at Cincinnati.com after hearing about his passing last week.

on Amazon: “So Heart and Mind May Fill” and “A Country Called Life.” itcouldbeyou

“I’m very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed reading Fr. Lou’s columns …” yankeedoodle127

“I will miss his columns and his wisdom. Adieu.” LivingSimply

“This news hurts my heart. I’m not Catholic, but I have been reading, enjoying and saving Fr. Lou’s columns for years now. I hope that the Community Press will consider re-printing all of his columns in some sort of memorial book form. The proceeds could go to a charity that he chose, or perhaps to the research foundation of his particular cancer? I would definitely buy a compilation that included all of his columns! RIP Fr. Lou – you touched more people than you know.” bombermama10 “Father Lou’s columns were compiled into a couple of paperbacks. I bought them years ago at Borders, I believe. They are listed

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Time for other residents to have their say

In response to the June 22, 2011 letter: “Make Forest Hills school budget cuts across the board,” by Terry Michael Merrill: “Enough!” Forest Hills Journal, I sincerely urge you to cease publishing letters from Mr. Merrill. I no longer read them and I question how many of your readers actually read his very negative and extremely repetitive letters at this point. I am very close to canceling

“A Humble Servant. A Good Shepherd. You will be missed, Father Lou.” ensembleme “From a skeptic and definite non-Catholic: Father Lou, your columns inspired me and helped me grow in a transitional period in my life. I will miss you very much.” itcouldbeyou “Father Lou was a phenomenal person who demonstrated concern, compassion, faith and confidence in people. He truly was a Renaissance man and he had more to do than anyone else in developing my adult faith in God.

“He once told a story of his mother Eleanor who raised him from his childhood after his father died. He talked about her courage in getting up and going to work every day to support her family and rear them as good Catholics. He was inspirational whether he gave a sermon, met you in Kroger or teased other priests at Good Shepherd. “I believe it was not a coincidence that he died so shortly after Larry Kinley, whom he taught at Purcell and then to Good Shepherd as the cantor. They made a great pair and those who knew both of them are blessed. “Thank you, Father Lou. Thank you, Larry.” BudfromBlueAsh “Thanks to all of you for your touching comments. Fr. Lou was my uncle and a very strong presence in my life. Your thoughtful remarks mean a lot to the rest of his family during this very difficult time. I will make sure your messages are conveyed.” ModernPaine

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Ella Tanner, a sixth-grader, participates in Field Day on the last day of school.

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Ayer Elementary School students and staff participated in a field day on the last day of school June 1. The field day had a “Travel Around the World� theme. PHOTOS BY AMANDA DAVIDSON/ STAFF

Students celebrate at Ayer Elementary School during Field Day on the last day of school.

Bennett Painter, a kindergartner, concentrates on trying not to drop the ball.

Adare Lindy, a first-grader, participates in a relay race.

Daniel Mills, a second-grader, participates in a relay race with a hockey stick and a potato.

Students at Ayer Elementary School take a break during Field Day.

Monica Navey, a secondgrader, fills a bucket with water.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3 0

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Glass Cutting 101, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn basics of glass cutting in cutting power-session. Basic cutting tips and tricks, plenty of glass to practice on and even throw a little something in the kiln at the end. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

DANCE CLASSES

BUSINESS SEMINARS

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

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7737; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

LITERARY BOOKSTORES

ManaTea, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Treats and selections from decafe menu. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $4. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave., Highenergy dance designed for communities to celebrate and rejoice together. Ages 12-70. $60 for five classes, $15. Presented by Flying Pig Yoga. 269-599-2091; on.fb.me/jzmkAf. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Six Pac, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Hyde Park. Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Free. 921-1922. Hyde Park.

YOUTH SPORTS

Lil’ All-Stars Class, 6 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Aug. 4. Children introduced to basic fundamentals of soccer, basketball and T-ball. Ages 4-5. $58, $48 residents. Registration required. 388-4514. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1

ART EXHIBITS

Go Outside, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, Free. 458-6600. Hyde Park. Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Jack Meanwell, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. Cedric Michael Cox, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 871-5576; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Harry Reisiger: The Lyrical Modernist and Fragmenting the Landscape: Kim Flora and John Humphries, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

Cedric Michael Cox, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 871-5576; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7737; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS

Shoulder Screening, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs. Free. Registration required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com. Fairfax.

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LITERARY - STORY TIMES

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

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Goshorn Brothers, 7 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

MUSIC - POP

Shotski, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., With Aliver Hall. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

RECREATION

Kids’ Night Out, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Ages 4 and up. Ages, rides, attractions, movie and pizza. For parents to enjoy night out. $35, $10 additional children. Registration required. 232-8230. Anderson Township.

SUMMER CAMP - MISC.

Camp Coney: Camp Splashdown, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Water-filled activities, summertime treats and ride on Sunlite Pool’s water slides. Wear bathing suit and bring towel. Ages 4 and up. $37.50. Registration required. 2328230; www.coneyislandpark.com/camp_coney.php . Anderson Township.

Anderson Township Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township. Mount Lookout Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Parking lot. Produce, jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soap, baked goods, meat, flower’s, plants and herbs. 617-6405. Mount Lookout.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Summer Sanitee Storybook Showdown, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Two books with similar themes faced against each other. Hear both stories, then vote for favorite book by donating coins. Ages 2-12. Benefits Madisonville Education and Assistance Center Early Literacy Program. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Saturday in Hyde Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., With Jill and Bobby. Acoustic-Electric Music Series. Hosted by Silk n’ Suede. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Square Business Association. 871-7283. Hyde Park.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES July Family Open House: Family Portraits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to create one-of-akind fused glass family portraits. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. ART EXHIBITS

Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Jack Meanwell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park.

THANKS TO JOHN LARSEN.

The Anderson Township Independence Day Parade is 11 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade starts at the Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave. The theme is “Hometown Pride.” More than 100 entries travel west on Beechmont Avenue to Anderson Towne Center. Beechmont Avenue closes by 10:30 a.m. A shuttle bus is available to transport participants after the parade. Call 688-8400, or visit www.andersonparade.com for more information. Salem Community Church, of Anderson Township, breezes down Beechmont Avenue in last year’s parade. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 3

FARMERS MARKET

Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., 561-3151; hydeparkfarmersmarket.com/. Hyde Park.

HISTORIC SITES

Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. 2312114. Anderson Township.

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Coney Island Balloon Glow, 8 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Park opens at 10 a.m. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Balloon Glow begins at 8 p.m. Music, entertainment and as many as 15 glowing air balloons. Rozzi’ Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free, standard pricing for pool and rides. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. 232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - WORLD

Kid Rock

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Kid Rock, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Sheryl Crow. Born Free Tour. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $75.50, $45.50, $35.50, $25.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park.

Steel Drum, 1-5 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., With Dave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., 12-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 2310733; www.coda.org. Oakley. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 4

HOLIDAY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Young Rembrandts: Pre-School Drawing, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Aug. 9. Step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Age 3 1/2-6. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

SUMMER CAMP NATURE

Natural Treasures Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Daily through July 8. Search high and low for all of sights, sounds, smells and tastes the preserve offers. Ages 7-9. $60, $50 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; www.cincyparks.com. California.

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EDUCATION Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.

SUMMER CAMP YMCA

M.E. Lyons YMCA Pioneers Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Pioneers camp. Daily through July 8. Extended care and financial assistance available. Ages 6-8. Ages 5-13. $175, $120 members; $45, $25 members pre- and post-camp. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

NATURE

Farmer in the Dell, 6-7:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., For children and families. Hay ride, pony rides and petting zoo. Up-close display of trucks and tractors. Family friendly. $5. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Anderson Township Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m., Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., Theme: “Hometown Pride.” More than 100 entries travel west on Beechmont Avenue to Anderson Towne Center. Beechmont Avenue closes by 10:30 a.m. Shuttle bus available to transport participants after parade. Free. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonparade.com. Anderson Township. Ault Park Independence Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Morning program: Children’s bike, scooter, stroller and wagon parade and contest. Registration at 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Evening program: DJ music and concessions. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free. Registration required. 221-2610. Mount Lookout. Anderson Township Celebrating America’s Birthday, 12:30 p.m., Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Food, activities for children and music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Rescue pets available for adoption. Car show registration 10 a.m.noon and $10 fee. Show noon-4 p.m. with 16 trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Rain or shine. 688-8400; www.andersontownship.org. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

FILE PHOTO

Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit www.coneyislandpark.com. Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.

Red, White and Boom!, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; John Morris Russel, conductor. Daniel Narducci, baritone; Karen Slack, soprano; Prism Brass from the Air Force Band of Flight and Cincinnati Studio for Dance cloggers. $20, $15 lawn; $5 for veterans and active military; free ages 12 and under on lawn. 381-3300; www.cincinnatipops.org. Anderson Township.

PROVIDED

The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks is Monday, July 4, at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park, with live music by P. Ann Everson-Price and the All Star Band beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit www.cincinnatiparks.com or call 513-352-6180.


Life

June 29, 2011

Forest Hills Journal

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Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman, 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when

COURTESY OF THE GUNTZELMAN FAMILY

Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle. he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls belonged. An elderly couple

had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before rescuers could save him.

“Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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June 29, 2011

Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at our church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps folks in need. Our summer class focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert. Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary

fashion now (in my world they never w e n t out!).

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dough you use for éclairs and also cream puff rings. The dough is called pâte à choux. Cream puffs freeze well after baking, unfilled. 1 cup water 1 stick unsalted butter

1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place water, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil. When butter has melted, turn heat to low and immediately pour in flour and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves sides of pan clean and leaves a film on bottom. Mixture will form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each is added. This will form the leavening that

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Oh my, this was decadent.

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Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Carol Haven, who is making Eggs Benedict and wanted an easy sauce. Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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On the record

June 29, 2011

Forest Hills Journal

DEATHS Betty J. Besanko

Betty J. Besanko, 78, of Mount Washington died June 4. Survived by sons David A., Eric N. and Bruce H. Besanko; daughters Leslie A. Franzen, Denise L. Burtzlaff and Nancy A. St. Clair; brother, Robert Welch; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Frederick C. Besanko; father, John Welch; and mother, Effie Lively. Services were June 18 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Anderson Township.

James T. Grabowski

James T. Grabowski, 44, of Anderson Township died June 16.

Survived by wife, Tracey Grabowski; sons Jake and Cole; daughter, Leah Grabowski; father, Jim Grabowski; mother, Joan (Luther) Grabowski; siblings John (Robin) and Jeff (Christina) Grabowski; and sisters-in-law Tara (Keith) Rosnell and Michelle (Andy) Ingal. Services were June 21 at St. John Fisher Church, Newtown.

Edna J. Johnson

Edna J. Johnson, 95, of Mount Washington died June 16. Survived by children Mona (Carl) Denton, Joan (Tim) Burdette, Kathy (Chris) Knepper, Patti (Bob) Viney, Jeff (Linda) and Greg (Meg); 33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchil-

dren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Homer T. Johnson; children Robert Johnson and Mary Lou Horstman; father, Lawrence M. Klein; and mother, Josephine Thomas; and siblings Lawrence, Eugene, Klein and Frances Brewer. Services were June 20 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati.

Dennis J. Shryock

Dennis J. Shryock, 55, of Anderson Township died June 17. Survived by wife, Cheryl A. Shryock; daughter, Katie (John) Starr; father, Donald Shryock; mother, Margaret (McStay) Shryock; in-laws Walter and Grace Potrafke; and sib-

lings Daniel (Nancy) Shryock, Dianne Oppenheimer and Donna Kleiman. Preceded in death by son, Damian Shryock. Services were June 22 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati.

Irene Tzouanakis

Irene Tzouanakis, 85, of Anderson Township died May 29. Survived by children Judith and Jeffrey Brant, Joan (Jeff) Brown, Jane (Randy) Rogers and Jerome (Marquetta) Brant; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Larry; and grandson, Jeffrey. Services were June 11 at Anderson Senior Center.

BRIEFLY Teen dances

Anderson Township Park District is once again offeringPark Parties for teens, including a new event just for ninthgraders, on Tuesday evenings this summer at Beech Acres Park. The Junior High Park Parties will now be offered to

students who are entering the seventh and eighth grades. Junior High Park Parties will take place from 8-10 p.m., June 28, July 19, and Aug. 9. Park Parties will once again feature music, as well as a new format to include themed parties (July 19, “Sports Jerseys”; and Aug. 9,

“Black Light”), give-a-ways and games with prizes. New for 2011, the Park District has also planned “Rock the Beech” for entering ninth-graders. Rock the Beech features music, a live band performance, and games with prizes. “Pandamonium” will per-

form on July 12. Both Junior High Park Parties and Rock the Beech will continue to be $5 pay-at-thedoor and students will still need a current school or Park District ID to enter. Visit www.AndersonParks.com or by calling 3884513.

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001628391-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

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

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

Contemporary Worship Center on Forest Road

8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center

“Tired of playing church? We are too!” Come join us at

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

Nursery Care Provided

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

www.cloughchurch.org

HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

www.horizoncc.com

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street 271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

LUTHERAN

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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to improve the lives of all Ohioans by sharing information, leading advocacy efforts and performing community service across the state.

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

families in Ohio where it is needed

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

most — right here at home.

AARP is making a difference for

Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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PRESBYTERIAN

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for health and financial security.

statewide, AARP is hard at work

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com

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Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

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and change the world. Dr. Andrus

help all Americans get the most out

(Newtown)

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

she was inspired to help others

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Building Homes Relationships & Families

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org

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Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

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Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Rejected"

Improving Ohio 50 years ago, Dr. Ethel Percy

3 Traditional Worship Services

New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road

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All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

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INTERDENOMINATIONAL

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center)

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School

NOW 5 SUNDAY SERVICES!

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

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Forest Hills Journal

On the record

June 29, 2011

POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

About police reports

Arrests/citations

Jacob W. Gill, 25, 1421 Old Ohio 74, drug paraphernalia, June 7. Rayna Miller, 40, 820 Loda Drive, drug instrument, June 7. Paul T. Wycoff, 19, 8524 Prilla Lane, open container, June 7. Kara D. Eberhart, 21, 8091 Vegas Court, open container, June 7. Aaron Z. Ernst, 18, 971 Oakland, marijuana possession, June 13. Ethan W. Ernst, 20, 971 Oakland, marijuana possession, June 13. Carl A. Pretorius, 18, 3694 Traskwood Circle, marijuana possession, June 13. Demarcus C. Wingate, 21, Red Stone, marijuana possession, June 13. Kirk Kinney, 43, 7504 Kingstonview Court, disorderly conduct, June 13. Kevin Webster, 21, 328 Redbird, theft, June 9. Joseph M. Otis, 61, homeless, felonious assault, June 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted with knife at area of Ohio 125 at Ohio 32, June 10.

Breaking and entering

Bike taken; $750 at 1344 Beacon, June 11. Copper pipe, etc. taken from building at 7551 Forest, June 11.

Burglary

Entry made into residence at 1046 Eversole, June 6.

Fraud

Female stated ID used with no

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, 825-2280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280. authorization at 1987 Fossway Court, June 9.

Missing

Male juvenile reported missing at 1300 block of Tallberry, June 15.

Theft

Various tools taken from vehicle; $170 at 7127 Grantham, June 7. Medication taken from Anderson Mercy at State Road, June 9. Clothes taken from Gabriel Brothers;

$225 at Beechmont Avenue, June 12. No pay for food, etc. consumed at T.G.I. Friday’s; $15.50 at Ohio 125, June 14. Amplifier, etc. taken from vehicle at 6931 Goldengate No. 106, June 11. Cellphones/chargers etc. taken from vehicles at 2102 Evanor Lane, June 10. Keys and remote taken from vehicle at 750 Nordyke, June 10. Two statues taken; $150 at 8141 Clough, June 11. Bike taken at El Rancho; $300 at Five Mile Road, June 10. Monies taken from jar at Williams Construction; $600 at Forest Road, June 7. Pressure washer taken; $500 at 2716 Devon Drive, June 10. Copper wire taken at area of Stoney Bridge at Eight Mile Road, June 13. Wallet taken at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 12. Money taken from register at McDonald’s; $162.44 at Ohio 125, June 13. Merchandise taken from Gabriel Brothers; $61 at Beechmont Avenue, June 6. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 971 Anderson Glen, June 13. Clothing, etc. taken from vehicle; over $500 at 2217 Cloughridge, June 13. Gold rings taken at 2595 Montchateau, June 14. No pay for drinks at Salem Gardens at Salem Road, May 31.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2

Arrests/citations

REAL ESTATE sion of drugs,, June 4. Jonathan Taylor, born 1990, falsification, 2506 Salvador St., June 9. Julie A. Adkins, born 1968, disorderly conduct, June 6. Robert J. Turnbow, born 1954, disorderly conduct, June 6. Terrell Watson, born 1984, possession of drugs, June 2.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering 2329 Beechmont Ave., June 5.

Burglary

2525 Covey Run Court, June 7. 6650 Corbly St. No. 1, June 7.

Theft

2042 Beechmont Ave., June 5. 2507 Spindlehill Drive, June 6. 6536 Copperleaf Lane, June 7.

NEWTOWN

Arrests/citations

Terry Kuhl, 61, 430 Blossom Lane, driving under suspension, June 2. Bailey Hill, 45, 6702 Crull St., domestic violence, June 3. Wes Cline, 32, 871 Happy Lane, bench warrant, June 3. Lacey Brown, 22, 213 Boyd Road, driving under suspension, June 6. Jessica Saylor, 28, 17 Hunters Court, bench warrant, June 6. Michael Stokes, 19, 2392 Bethel Road, interference with custody, June 7.

Erik W. Behling, born 1917, posses-

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

Ashton Court: Traditions InvestmentsAnderson Ltd. to Zicka Homes Ltd.; $95,000. Estate Ridge Drive: Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $108,491. 1135 Pamela Drive: Wendling Melinda R. & Mark T. to Ossoski Tomek K.; $225,000. 1251 Immaculate Lane: Frazier Gail A. to Hayes William C. & Amber N.; $140,000. 1551 Paddison Trails Drive: Kaylor Custom Homes LLC to Archiable David A. & Heather Simpson Archiab; $155,000. 1784 Berkshire Club Drive: Wortman Sara E. to Beerman Ellen & Christopher J.; $350,000. 2048 Evanor Lane: Mcclorey Mark & Michelle to Mullin Crystal A.; $158,000. 5655 Chestnut Ridge Drive: Weaver Nancy B. to Threet Anita P. Tr; $650,000. 6726 Linder Lane: Haas Robert John Tr to Holbrook David M. & Sharon G.; $369,000. 7335 Blueboar Court: Fluehmann Diana L. & Eduard to Wright Cedric B. & Lianne R.; $155,900 . Anderson Township 7462 Towerview Lane: Rees Tracy L. to 7462 Towerview LLC; $120,000. 7789 Glen Eden Lane: Gallagher Donald M. Jr. & Barbara R. to Carr Garrett S. Jr. & Jodi HackerCarr; $330,000.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 7809 Meadowcreek Drive: Rudolph David K. to Garvin Gary E. & Dawn R.; $287,000. 8001 Hopper Road: Ormond Patricia to Sheets Bradley B. & Lauren E.; $230,000. 8026 Witts Mill Lane: Drake Joyce A. Tr to Bishop Bonnie; $217,500. 8192 Clough Pike: Riley Shawna K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $66,000. 8352 Benton Ridge Lane: Nichifor Victor to Kodumuri Pramod & Neelima; $275,500. 838 Woodscene Court: Ficker David M. & Angela W to Muhlhauser John & Lorna; $395,000. 8410 Chadwick Lane: Shaffer Bruce E. & Catherine M. to Mcilroy David A. & Anna V.; $250,000. 8456 Holiday Hills Drive: Kappers Theodore J. & Patricia L. to Sivasubramani Sudhaharan; $160,000. 8503 Coran Drive: Conard Barton L. & Sarah J. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $110,000. 920 Merritt Grove Lane: Hobdy Deborah A. Tr to Long Christopher K. & Amy L. Long; $393,450.

CALIFORNIA

5001 Kellogg Ave.: Harbour Yacht Club Condominium Unit Owners Association to Marrs David B.; $1,600.

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS Tuesday, May 24

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3:43 a.m., Tree Ridge Drive, trouble breathing 4:15 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 4:28 a.m., Baytree Court, sick person 11:43 a.m., Citadel Place, sick person 12:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 1:07 p.m., Heatherglen Drive, person injured in a fall 1:10 p.m., Donnington Lane, overheated motor 2:39 p.m., Five Mile Road, sick person 2:45 p.m., Stirrup Road, person injured in a fall 5:45 p.m., Salem & Sutton, person injured

5:49 p.m., Berrywood Drive, smoke detector activation due to malfunction 6:15 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, abdominal pain 8:05 p.m., Eight Mile & Shenstone, diabetic emergency 9:22 p.m., Moran Drive, trouble breathing

Wednesday, May 25

12::39 a.m., Crittenden Drive, assist back to bed 3:39 a.m., Towerview Lane, sick person 4:46 a.m., Holz Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 7:06 a.m., Kellogg Avenue, person injured in a fall 9:21 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person with a headache 10:48 a.m., Stirrup Road, sick person 10:54 a.m., Old Kellogg Road, sick person

11:16 a.m., Old Chapel Court, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 12:17 p.m., Salem Road, sick person 1:38 p.m., Northport Drive, smoke scare, odor of smoke 1:48 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 7:34 p.m., Kingstonhill Court, trouble breathing

Thursday, May 26

12:36 a.m., Bennett & Dunwoodie, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address 12:36 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, wind storm, tornado/hurricane assessment 12:38 a.m., Eight Mile Road, power line down 12:40 a.m., Ravencrest Court, power line down 12:55 a.m., Finsbury Court, power line down 12:55 a.m., Bruns & Meadow Creek,

FLORIDA

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PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse - 2B/2B Family Accommodations . Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE! www.SummerhousePC.com

DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids’ pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. www.us-foam.com/destin . D- 513-528-9800, E- 513-752-1735

HILTON HEAD • J ULY Weeks Avail. Beautiful 1BR condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities. Low wkly rates: June-Aug. $795; Sept-Oct. $600; Nov-Feb $450 (or $900/mo.) 513-829-5099

severe weather or natural disaster, other 12:56 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address 1:03 a.m., Salem Road, accident, potential accident, other 1:10 a.m., Turnkey Court, electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 1:31 a.m., Clough Pike, service call, other 6:17 a.m., Autumnleaf Lane, power line down 9:35 a.m., Woodlyn Drive, person burned 11:35 a.m., Ohio Pike, smoke or odor removal 12:25 p.m., Grantham Way, chest pain 2:15 p.m., Lamplite Court, false alarm or false call, other 3:28 p.m., Four Mile Road, power line down

SOUTH CAROLINA

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC

Plan a stay with Seashore Vacations. Oceanfront condos. Walk to dine and shop. Golf discounts. Free tennis. Call 1-800-845-0077 or book online at www.seashorehhi.com.

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrook-vacations.info

TENNESSEE

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

NASHVILLE ûWyndham Resort. Luxury 1BR (sleeps 4), full kitchen, in/outdoor pools, all amenities. $450. Avail. July 16-July 23. 239-466-6498 239-313-9470; wflocher@gmail.com


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