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Volunteers sought to beautify entrance Mt. Washington cleaning up area By Forrest Sellers

MT. WASHINGTON — Residents hope to make a welcome sign even more welcoming. Volunteers are needed for weeding and sprucing up the area near the welcome sign on Beechmont Avenue. “It has to be kept up because it reflects on the people who live here,” said volunteer Judy Zehren, who along with her husband, Joe, have been among those helping beautify the area. “It should give a good

SPRUCING UP See how efforts are being made to beautify the area near the welcome sign for Mt. Washington on Beechmont Avenue by going online to

first impression.” Since the sign was installed several years ago, the area had become overgrown and in need of attention. Last month, volunteers began weeding the area and planting flowers. “It’s the best it’s looked since I’ve been here,” said Mt. Washington resident Donna

Carter, who lives near the sign. “The weeds are gone and the flowers are real pretty,” said Carter. Volunteers also added mulch to the area. “I’m thrilled people are stepping up,” said George Lehocky, who also is assisting with the site. However, Lehocky said additional volunteers are needed. “We’re trying to get a maintenance schedule going,” he said. To volunteer, contact Lehocky via email at or call 231-0847 or 232-3998.

Volunteers George Lehocky, left, and Joe Zehren, of Mt. Washington help beautify the area at the community’s welcome sign. Volunteers are needed for weeding and other tasks at the site. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Teen wants to create minipark State, Nagel road corner now unused By Lisa Wakeland

He envisions a natural walking path with a few benches, a place where the community can come relax, reflect and enjoy nature. What began as a school project is now a goal for Thomas Merz – to help the Anderson Township Park District turn a vacant piece of land at State and Nagel roads into a MINIPARK minipark. Merz, 17, PLANS said one of Hear Thomas his teachers Merz describe challenged what he envisions the class to for the Anderson take on a speTownship Park cific action District’s project undeveloped land where they at the corner of pick one State and Nagel thing in the roads online at community to change. 16PbwQM. Some classmates chose action items related to the school, but Merz had something else in mind. “I live near here and thought this spot could probably be in better use,” he said. Merz, who will be a senior at Anderson High School this year, imagined the State and Nagel corner as a complement See PARK, Page A2

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Thomas Merz stands in the vacant land at the corner of State and Nagel roads. The Anderson Township Park District owns the property, and Merz wants to see it turned into a passive, minipark. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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to the township-owned Bauer Preserve a little farther down Nagel, near Clough Pike. The Anderson Township Park District owns that corner property so Merz headed to the board of park commissioners meeting to share his vision. Board members asked him to find out what ongoing maintenance costs might be and how much it would cost to build a parking lot or trails. “We’re going to need to understand the startup costs because that would be the initial outlay and the amount of money that would have to be raised to get it done,” board president Angie Stocker told Merz at the June meeting. Merz said the walking path would likely be a natural material like mulch, and the parking lot wouldn’t be too big, maybe enough for five or six cars. He said it feels good that the park commissioners seem receptive to his idea for the property. Even though school is finished for the summer, Merz said he’s still interested in finishing his proposal. He sees it as a site where people can come enjoy nature or where middle school students can hang out after school. “I know some people are expecting something, even if it’s not

much, and I owe it to them to at least put (my idea) out there,” he said. “Plus, it’s fun to possibly change things for future generations, even if I can’t be here to see it.” The Anderson Township Park District bought the property more than 20 years ago when Nagel Park, where the middle school now sits, was still open. Park district Executive Director Ken Kushner said they originally thought it’d be a good site for their operations center, but the site was a bit too small. During the 1990s the corner was primarily used as a place to dump clean dirt from local construction sites, and the park district used that dirt in other projects at different parks, Kushner said. It’s largely been as it is today for about a decade and is occasionally used as overflow parking for school events. “We thought some day it could be a park, but we never really sat down and said, ‘Let’s turn it into this or turn it into that,’” Kushner said. “Right now we’re maintaining it as it is because we have lots of other parks to finish. People are using it as it is now, and it’s become a neat little corner.” Merz is still researching costs to get the project moving and said he’d be willing to help raise money to see it to fruition.

Newtown landfills scrutinized Village may get tough with firms By Jeanne Houck

NEWTOWN — The village may toughen its zoning regulations, go to court and join up with regulatory agencies to more effectively control construction and demolition-debris landfills that are prompting complaints from residents. Residents living near Newtown Fill and Burger Environmental, both on State Route 32 in Newtown, say an increasing amount of garbage is flying through neighborhoods and an increasing amount of late-night operational noise is emanating from the Cosby landfills. Mayor Curt Cosby said Burger Environmental is cooperating with the village and expects to cap its landfill within the next year. Cosby said the village is keeping an eye on Newtown Fill in part because it is beginning to rise above State Route 32. Representatives of Newtown Fill could not be reached for comment. But a representative of Burger Environmental said its landfill, which opened in 1990, is closing. “We operate within the guidelines set forth by the Ohio (Environmental Protection Agency) and the

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Hamilton County health department, and are inspected at least monthly by those agencies,” said Bart Rowland of the Burger Farm and Garden Center. “We are in the process of closing the landfill in the near future and repurposing the land.” Newtown Village Council recently agreed that Mayor Cosby should meet with lawyers who have proposed a three-pronged plan of action involving the landfills. The plan was outlined in a June 18 letter to Cosby from William Hayes of Frost Brown Todd’s downtown Cincinnati office. Hayes included price tags for each of three portions of the plan - some of which Councilman Mark Kobasuk called “a little high,” to the agreement of some of his fellow Newtown officials. Frost Brown Todd is proposing to: » Review and update

Newtown’s zoning ordinance “to strengthen its legal options to better regulate activities that have negative impacts on the village and its residents,” Hayes said. “Frost Brown Todd has conducted preliminary research into the issue and has determined that some construction and demolition-debris operations likely constitute illegal non-conforming uses that have never complied with the village’s zoning regulations.” Estimated cost: a maximum of $8,000. » File a lawsuit seeking an injunction to end violations of the village’s zoning regulations. “The process of seeking an injunction usually occurs in two phases: a preliminary and then a permanent injunction,” Hayes said. “It generally takes two to three months to obtain a preliminary injunction, and in our experience the

granting of a preliminary injunction ultimately ends up being dispositive of the case, making it unnecessary to seek a permanent injunction.” Estimated cost: $50,000 to $60,000. “However, as we discussed, the cost of such action is very dependent on the actions of the party defending the actions,” Hayes said. » Work with Hamilton County and the state on regulatory activities concerning landfills. This would include staying in contact with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and lobbying the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for help, Hayes said. Estimated cost: a maximum of $3,500, to be reviewed annually.


died in 2012 of neuroendrocrine carcenoma, a cancer similar to the one that took Steve Jobs, but without symptoms. Her friends and family want to

remember her love for others and her accomplishments by raising some money for American Cancer Society. A bowling event, “Strike Out Cancer,” will take place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Crossgate Lanes, 4230 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Cost is $30 per adult and $20 per child age 12 and under. There will be plenty of food, fun, raffles, split the pot, T-shirts and prizes. Donations will be accepted for the Marla Hunter Foundation. Register online at If unable to attend, any contribution to the The Marla Hunter Foundation is appreciated.



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Youngsters sweet on lemonade stand for a cause By Forrest Sellers



Several Mt. Washington youngsters are quenching thirst for a cause. Mia Colonna, 5, and her sister, Frankie, 3, will have a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Proceeds raised will go toward childhood cancer research. The Colonnas lost a cousin, Caroline Carter to neuroblastoma, a type of cancer which frequently afflicts youngsters and infants, several years ago. “We thought (the lemonade stand) was a good way to teach them about Caroline and help other kids who are sick,” said their mother, Leanne Colonna.

Sisters Frankie, left, and Mia Colonna, of Mt. Washington will sell lemonade to raise money for pediatric cancer research from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at their home, 1391 Thornbird Drive. Proceeds will go to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. FORREST

The lemonade stand will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in front of their home, 1391 Thornbird Drive. “I have never had a lemonade stand before,” said Mia, who said she’s excited to raise money for children who may need help. The cost will be $2 per glass, although any donation amount will be accepted. “I’m going to give away all the lemonade,” said Frankie. Leanne said she had heard about the work of the foundation and that it struck a chord with her. She said the idea to set up a stand was embraced by her daughters. Plus lemonade is a beverage Mia really enjoys. “It’s my favorite drink,” she said.



Security cameras a plus for business district By Forrest Sellers

MT. WASHINGTON — A local business owner is raising awareness about the benefits of security cameras. Dan Roth, owner of the Stephen Linz Insurance Agency in Mt. Washington, said the cameras are economical and beneficial during a June meeting of the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. “The low cost prompted me to get the cameras,” Roth said Roth, who also has an office in Western Hills. He said several cameras can be bought for less than $300. Roth said cameras he had installed at his Western Hills location have been a deterrent for property damage and graffiti. He said he has not had any issues in Mt. Washington, but considered the cameras a good investment. “It’s an insurance policy,” he said. “I think (the cameras) can’t hurt.” Linz Insurance office


manager Carol Braun agreed. “You feel safer,” she said. Bob Wetterer with the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. expressed a similar sentiment. “By adding a camera you’re helping keep the community safe,” he said. “The more cameras we get the safer we can keep the town.” The Redevelopment Corp. funded a camera which was installed at St. Vincent de Paul thrift store on Beechmont Ave. nearly two years ago. The camera was installed by David Sohngen, owner of Mr. Lock Locksmiths and Security Systems. Sohngen said he has about 24 cameras monitoring not only his business but Beechmont Avenue near Corbly Road and Campus Lane. He said the cameras have helped in the apprehension of several suspects including a drug dealer and vandal. “The more, the better,” he said about the cameras. “People know there is coverage, (and) they will be caught.”

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ong before Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World – indeed, well before the birth of Christ – American Indians thrived in what is now Southwest Ohio. They built impressive mounds, some almost 40 feet high. They constructed amazing earthworks in precise geometric shapes or, in some cases, the shape of animals. They created beautiful artwork. Dozens of Indian sites and countless artifacts have been discovered in and around Newtown, an eastern Hamilton County village of 2,700. Only a few mounds and earthworks are still visible; most were destroyed by agriculture, road construction and other development. That rich history will be featured in a museum and education center – still unnamed – that will be part of Newtown’s new municipal center, scheduled to open sometime this fall in a renovated 172-year-old former firehouse on Church Street. The estimated $1 million project received a $300,000 grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. The museum will be “a testament to how unique this area was prehistorically,” said Robert Genheimer, the George Rieveschl curator of archaeology for the Cincinnati

Museum Center. He’s providing scientific input for the project, and Newtown has contracted with the Museum Center for design and construction expertise. Although the first people arrived in southern Ohio perhaps 13,000 years ago, the Newtown museum will focus on more recent cultures because far more has been unearthed pertaining to the Adena (800 B.C.-A.D. 1), the Hopewell (100 B.C.A.D. 500), Late Woodland (A.D. 500-1200) and Fort Ancient (A.D. 1000-1650) peoples. Genheimer, an expert on the area’s ancient Indian sites, has for many years led Museum Center archaeological field schools, open to the public, that resulted in artifact discoveries. This summer, the field school is focused on what’s known as the Hahn site in Anderson Township. Major digs in the vicinity date back more than a century. In 1879, a physician named Charles Metz began excavating what is now known as the Madisonville site in nearby Mariemont. Harvard’s Peabody Museum got involved and continued digging in the area until 1911. The Newtown area became a center of American Indian life because of the fertile land and the Little Miami River. Six sites will be fea-

Jacob Taylor cleans off pieces of flint at the Geier Collections and Research building at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The museum center has partnered with Newtown on the Native American Artifact Museum and Education Center. THE ENQUIRER/LEIGH TAYLOR

tured in the Newtown museum. A look at each:

Flagg Spring Cemetery Mound

» Location: Round Bottom Road, 0.2 miles north of Ohio 32, Newtown. » Period represented: Unknown. » Description: A large mound, perhaps 12 feet high, still dominates the cemetery, and a smaller mound is located near Round Bottom Road. Because they are in a cemetery, the mounds were spared destruction by development. Archaeologists have not dug here. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

A gorget at the Geier Collections and Research building at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Hahn site » Location: Just west of Newtown at the north end of Clear Creek Park, Anderson Township. » Periods represented: Late Woodland (A.D. 4001000); middle Fort Ancient (A.D. 1200-1400, and late Fort Ancient (A.D. 14501625). » Description: A roughly circular village with an empty plaza lies in the center of this 8-12 acre site, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Museum Center digs from 2008-2010 exposed a single wall trench house dating to the middle of the 14th century.

Newtown firehouse site

» Location: 3537 Church St., Newtown.


» Period represented: Late Woodland (A.D. 400). » Description: The white brick building, built as a Baptist church in 1841 and later converted to a firehouse, sits on a Native American village and burial site. Builders of the Baptist church found skeletons when they dug the basement. Because it’s in a developed section of Newtown, the site’s boundaries are unknown.

Spearhead Mound

» Also known as Walker Mound. » Location: East of Newtown and south of Ohio 32, near what is now the Ivy Hills subdivision. » Period represented: Adena (perhaps as far back as 700 B.C., but more likely 300-200 B.C.). » Description: At nearly 40 feet high, this is the largest mound in Hamilton County. Excavation by the owner began in the late 1920s. Tunnels were dug into the mound, and burials were exposed. It’s now a gravel pit.

Turner Earthworks

» Location: Near the corner of Round Bottom and Mount Carmel roads, Anderson Township. » Period: Hopewell (A.D. 1-300).

» Description: This is one of the most unusual of the geometric Hopewell earthworks. Earthen embankments formed a large oval enclosure of 30 acres or more. Two smaller circles and several mounds were built inside the oval. Artifacts made from copper, mica and other materials were found here. The large oval was connected by a set of smaller walls to a smaller, elevated circular enclosure to the west. Plowing of the earthworks began early in the first half of the 19th century. The site was mostly destroyed by gravel operations.

Turpin site

» Location: Just west of the intersection of Ohio 32 and Clough Pike, Anderson Township. » Periods represented: Late Woodland (A.D. 4001000) and middle Fort Ancient (A.D. 1200-1400). » Description: Excavations were conducted here by Harvard’s Peabody Museum in the 1880s, and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History from 1946-49 and from 1969-72. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.




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McNick students go behind scenes McNicholas senior Madeline Scott and junior Hayley Coldiron accompanied Director of Communications Angie Noble to the recent Reds High School Media Day. Scott and Coldiron, the editor-in-chief and assistant editor of “The McNicholas Milestone,” were invited to the event after McNick was chosen by the Reds as one of the local high schools eligible for the annual event. Reds High School Media Day is an afternoon focused on exposing high school journalists to the behind-thescenes role of the media in Major League Baseball. The students spent the afternoon at on-field pre-game batting practice, meeting with Assistant Director of Media Relations Larry Herms, touring the Reds press boxes, and finally watching a complementary Reds game. Coldiron, a longtime Reds fan, said getting an inside look at the Great American Ballpark was an exciting and informative experience. “It was amazing to see everything up close and also really surprising to see all of the work that goes into running and promoting a baseball


Reds player Todd Frazier breaks away from batting practice to take a picture with McNicholas journalism editors Madeline Scott and Hayley Coldiron. THANKS TO ANGIE NOBLE

game,” Coldiron said. “One of the definite perks of working for the Reds is getting to work with fascinating people. Todd Frazier came over during the batting practice and talked to us, which I really appreciated. He was a really genuine guy and it was awesome to have this opportunity to meet him.” Coldiron also enjoyed talking with Herms, who gave the students insight and advice on working in sports journalism. Herms began his career as an intern, and Coldiron took note of how Herms stressed the

importance of taking those opportunities. “(Herms) really taught us how important internships are, and also how important it is to be tech-savvy and keep up-to-date with social media,” Coldiron said. “Another piece of advice that I thought was interesting was that being bilingual gives you a big advantage since many of the Reds’ players speak Spanish. It definitely made me reconsider how I might be able to incorporate a lot of my different classes into a job in media.”


Abigail Klare, an eighth-grader at Guardian Angels School, with science teacher Michelle Gallagher, earns a Superior rating at the recent State Science Fair at Ohio State University. Klare won the science fair at Guardian Angels for her project comparing the life of different types of rechargeable batteries, qualifying her to attend the Regional Science Fair at University of Cincinnati, where she also received a Superior, qualifying her for state. THANKS TO JANIE KLARE


Wilson Elementary second-grade students celebrate after winning a Box Top competition with the Scallywag pirate. The brought in more than 1,300 Box Tops. All grades competed to win a visit from the Scallywag Tag pirate, who brings balloon animals and a free game of laser tag for each student. THANKS TO ZACH LEOPOLD

Nagel principal moves to the central office

Owen Parlier, student at the Village Preschool, loves learning about dinosaurs. THANKS TO ANNA GRISI

DINO-MITE! Students in the 4-year-old classes at the Village Preschool have been learning about some very large prehistoric friends recently. While studying dinosaurs in the classrooms, students were given dinosaur names and designed dinosaur T-shirts. Jane Gonzales, from Mother’s Nature 2, visited The Village Preschool and presented her “Dinosaurs - Digging into the Past” Program.

Students at the Village Preschool pretend to be dinosaurs during a recent program. THANKS TO ANNA GRISI

Kiernan Grubb, a student at the Village Preschool, poses with her favorite dinosaur after the Dinosaur program. THANKS TO ANNA GRISI

Nagel Middle School Principal Natasha Adams has accepted the position of director of curriculum and instruction for the Forest Hills Local School District. “We are fortunate to have within our own staffing an individual who possess the experience, credentials and talent required to successfully lead the district’s curriculum department,” said Superintendent Dallas Jackson. “As principal of Nagel Mrs. Adams worked with her staff to incorporate technology into the curriculum as the first of our schools to embrace PowerUp. Under her watch Nagel has also twice been named a State and National School to Watch. She brings a lot to the table and we’re looking forward to having Mrs. Adams in central office.” Adams noted that teachers and students are the greatest resources in the Forest Hills Local School District. “It is such an honor and privilege to transition into the role of director of curriculum and instruction to work with the district team to lead a vision and continue the excellence in Forest Hills,” she said. “My leadership experience at Nagel has helped me to gain a district perspective and a passion for developing strong collaboration and connections between all nine schools. I am looking forward to growing leaders, implementing teaching and

learning initiatives to proactively respond to the changing landscape of education today, and supporting collaboration efforts to maximize the gifts and talents of the faculty, staff, parents and community.” Adams has spent both her childhood and professional career in Forest Hills. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1992. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in1996 and her master’s from NKU in 2002. She was hired by the district in 1997 as a seventh-grade language arts teacher and eighthgrade social studies teacher – both at Anderson High School. From1994 to 2000 she was the cheerleading coach for Anderson High School seventh- and eighth-grade teams through varsity level. At the beginning of 1999-2000 school year Adams transferred to Nagel Middle School to teach language arts and serve as the activities coordinator. She was promoted to assistant principal of Nagel in 2003 and was promoted to principal in 2006. Adams replaces Connie Lippowitsch, who retired on May 1 after 20 years with the district and a total of 36 years in education. Under Lippowitsch’s leadership, Forest Hills earned 12 consecutive top ratings from the state of Ohio on the local report card.





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UA grad soars in school, vault

Anderson resident enjoys mentality By Mark D. Motz

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Athletes often retreat inside their own heads. Trouble is, they may not know what they’re looking for when they arrive. Not so Molly Basch. The Ursuline Academy graduate and former Anderson Township resident heads into her senior year as a pole vaulter for Austin Peay State University with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in clinical psychology. So not only does she know what to look for, she can help fix

whatever may be wrong, which occasionally runs counter to her objectives in the vault. “It’s an extremely mental sport,” she said. “It’s very technical and you’re 100 percent on your own. It takes a toll on you sometimes. To get yourself ready to vault, you have to try to clear your head and let your body do what it knows how to do. My whole problem is over thinking.” Which is no problem in the classroom. According to the Austin Peay website, Basch “has been named to the College Sports Information Director’s of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III women’s track and field/cross country team for the 2012-13 academic year.

“Basch was the winner of the Govs Club Academic Achievement Award at the spring awards banquet, which is awarded to the rising senior female student-athlete with the highest GPA, department-wide. “Basch is the first Lady Gov track athlete honored by CoSIDA since ... 2010. Basch’s name now will move to the national ballot to be considered for Academic All-America.” She is proud of work in the classroom and in pursuing its practical application. “I think (the award) will help me with my future, because I won’t be finished with my undergrad degree,” Basch said. “Something like this can help separate me from other (gradu-

ate school) applicants. “It means a whole lot to me. I’ve worked my butt off these last few years. I take my studies very seriously.” To the point where she turned an internship at the non-profit Autism Foundation of Tennessee into a paid position where she’s worked with a 9-year-old autistic boy for the last eight months. “When I got him he was totally non-verbal,” Basch said. “We had to figure out a way to communicate. We’d use sign language and the iPad. He’s a great writer. Then all of a sudden he started talking. He’s really taken off the last few months. “His mom had never heard him speak before. It was amazing and emotional.”

Brasch hope she will be taking off again for the Lady Govs. She has a personal best of 10foot-10 in the vault and hopes to meet or eclipse that mark after a 2013 spring season that saw her closer to 10-foot-6. “The spring season had its ups and downs,” she said. “I didn’t go backward, but just kind of maintained.” This despite chronic pain after breaking her right tibia and fibula in vault for UA as a junior. “I definitely came back too early to vault in the league meet, to help the team get the points,” she said. “Now I just baby it for eight months of the year. I do a lot of cross training. I have a regimen I go through. It’s just putting that pain behind you.”

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Midland Redskins manager Dave Evans speaks to the squad after a win in the Matt Maupin Tournament June 27 at the Midland complex. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Midland Redskins have more local flavor in 2013 Team a ‘who’s who’ of Cincy talent By Scott Springer

AMELIA — Normally stacked full of Division I recruits from across the country, this season’s 18U Midland Redskins has a notable local flavor. That’s not a bad thing as the original program started by the legendary “Papa Joe” Hayden was Cincinnati-based and has featured some of the Tristate’s finest. Among the local big leaguers with Midland ties are Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., Ron Oester, Todd Benzinger, Adam Hyzdu, Bill Doran, Richard Dotson, Mark Lewis and Jim Leyritz. “We haven’t had this many local kids in a long, long time,” field manager Dave Evans said. “The Midland program 40 years ago, everybody was from Cin-

Zach Shannon hits in the cleanup spot for the Midland Redskins. Shannon will attend Anderson in 2013-14. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

cinnati. If there are good players here, we’re going to try to get them.” This year’s crop of locals includes Cameron Varga (CHCA),

T.J. Zeuch (Mason), Andrew Benintendi (Madeira), T.J. Nichting (Badin), Jarett Rindfliesh (Lakota East), Jack Schaaf (Springboro), Jake Richmond (Oak Hills), Zach Shannon (Anderson), Zach Beckner (Lebanon) and Zach Cook (Milford). The boys from the Interstate 275 belt have done well with just two losses at presstime. The most recognizable local is Madeira’s Andrew Benintendi. He finished his high school career with 213 hits and has played for the 18U team since he was 16. Every other player to accomplish that has made the major leagues. “Benintendi’s as good as it gets,” Evans said. “He started off as a little banjo-hitting leadoff guy and now he’s a power hitting three-hole guy that can drive the ball for us.” The 5-foot-10, 160-ish pound phenom reports to Fayetteville See MIDLAND, Page A7

fourth. Bien singled to left Eric Martin (Tennessee/ field to bring in Derek Lance Turpin) pitched the first com- (Tennessee). Cincinnati put the game plete-game shutout in Cincinaway with four runs in the nati Steam history July 5, leading the Steam to a 7-0 win over sixth inning. Selby Chidemo the Hamilton Joes at Arch (Xavier/Elder) scored on a double by Bien, Max Andresen McCartney Stadium. (Miami University) and Bien Martin (1-0) struck scored on a single by out 10 Joes, allowing Drake and Drake scored just three hits and two on a wild pitch. walks while his teamThe next game at mates gave him ample Arch McCartney Stadirun support. Hamilton um is the Great Lakes starter Ryan Atkinson Summer Collegiate (0-3) was a recipient of League All-Star Game the brunt of the on Wednesday, July 10. Steam’s bats, giving First pitch is scheduled up three runs on seven Sunderman for 6:35 p.m. hits and taking the loss. Brian Bien (Bowling Green/Roger Bacon) led the Sports injuries The Community Press is charge for the Steam, going 3for-4 with two RBI and a run. looking into sports-related inWill Drake (Cincinnati/Fair- juries among youth. As a parfield) added a 2-for-4 game ent, athlete or coach of your with two runs and two RBIs sports, what do you want to and Justin Glass (Cincinnati) know about sports-related inalso went 2-for-4 with an RBI. juries and how they are treatThe Steam scored a pair of ed or prevented? Do you have runs in the third inning. Drake a story to share? Would you be scored on a fielder’s choice willing to take part in a panel and Robby Sunderman (Day- discussion? Email sports editon/Moeller) came home on a tor Melanie Laughman at single by Glass. Cincinnati mlaughman@communityadded another run in the to contribute or with questions.

Bowling camp right up their alley Veteran Glen Este bowling coach Kathy Demarko has run a Saturday morning bowling clinic for years at Cherry Grove Lanes with assistant Tony Kellerman and others. In addition, she’s in her 13th year of offering a summer camp at the facility just off Ohio Pike and Hopper. During the week of June 2428, Camp Demarko was in session in the morning with bowlers from ages 8-18. The camp featured bowlers and coaches from Glen Este, Anderson, Milford, Seven Hills and a number of other schools and backgrounds. Photos by Scott Springer/Community Press

Mitchell Hehn of Anderson watches his shot roll at bowling camp at Cherry Grove Lanes June 26.

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Walnut Hills signing ceremony honors 22 seniors The Walnut Hills Athletic Department hosted its fifth annual signing ceremony for seniors who will play sports in college next year. Twenty-two student athletes were honored: Three baseball players, seven basketball players, five football players, three track and field athletes, one golfer, one swimmer, one soccer player, and one crew rower. The signing was part of Walnut Hills’ Senior Award Ceremony, where it was announced that the graduating class of 365 students had been awarded more than $28 million in college scholarships. Those signing were: Ashley Brewster, basketball at Ohio Wesleyan University; Linnea Kremer, soccer at Roanoke College; Kelsey Cornett, track and field at Northern Kentucky University; Sterling Gilmore, basketball at Central State University; Alijah Carpenter, track and field at Kentucky State University; Adam Brown, football at

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Aug. 20. If all goes well, that will be 11 days after a successful Midland trip to New Mexico for the Connie Mack World Series. Though he’ll probably move back to lead-off in college, the deceptively strong lefty is happy with his Midland at-bats. “I’ve hit pretty well so far,” he said. “I changed my stance up this year. It allows me to see the ball more. A player here last year had that stance. He was smaller than me and had a lot of power.” Evans has other top prospects at his disposal that will also have to weigh the college or pro decision like Benintendi. “(Zach) Shannon’s got a chance to be drafted really high next year,” Evans said. “(Cameron) Varga’s about as good an arm as I’ve ever seen in this area.” Varga has another season at CHCA and is committed to North Carolina.

Hampton University; Ricardo Hill Jr., basketball at the University of Akron; Maryn Lowry, cross country and track and field at Iowa State University; Lilah McAllister, crew at Eastern Michigan University; Abigail Anderson, golf at Rose-Hulman Institute; Zach Kimura, baseball at Earlham College; Zach Fisher, swimming at the University of Pennsylvania; Austin Railey, football at Notre Dame College; Jordan Tyson, basketball at Fishburne Military Academy; David Irby, basketball at University of San Francisco; Isaiah Johnson, basketball at the University of Akron; D’Avon Adkins, football at University of Findlay; Kevin Dewalt, football at Kent State University; Eric Haas, football at Davidson College; Sam D’Alessio, baseball at Case Western Reserve University; Evan Riffle, baseball at Baldwin-Wallace University and DJ Wingfield, basketball at Ohio University.

Shannon played on Moeller’s 2012 state championship team, but was ineligible this spring. The slugging pitcher/ first baseman will sport new colors in 2013-14. “I’ll be at Anderson next year,” Shannon said. “Coach (Chris) Newton is kind of a family friend. He played football with my Dad. I’ve known him since I was a little kid. I’m pretty excited to play for him.” Shannon figures to get more mound time for the Anderson Redskins and is ecstatic to be back on the field for the Midland Redskins after spending the spring at the cages and weight room. Like his local cohorts, he’ll have plenty of watchful eyes on him between now and August. Midland is all but a regular in Farmington, N.M., but nothing can be taken for granted. “Our biggest goal of the season is to win the regional tournament to get to New Mexico,” Evans said. “With the talent in the country, we’re right there with anybody else.”

Anderson High School athletes sign letters of intent on May 22 to play collegiate sports. From left are Dex Barga, Bob Murdock, Joe Cossins, Joe Glisson, Chris Kaylor, Nick Daughtee, Ellie Caudill and Connor Davis. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

Eight Anderson athletes head to college sports Another eight Anderson athletes signed letters of intent to play college-level sports in the final signing ceremony for the school year for Anderson High School. The final eight for this school year are: » Dex Barga, a threeyear varsity letter winner for the Orangemen, was on the state championship team in 2011, was captain in 2012, and was named first team All-Region and first team AllState. This year he had 24 goals, 20 assists, and won 78 percent of his face offs. Dex will play lacrosse at Baldwin Wallace. » Bob Murdock, a twoyear varsity letter winner who was named second team ECC his senior year, will play basketball at Mt. St. Joe. » Joe Cossins, a fouryear varsity letter winner, was named firstteam ECC his senior year and was named to the East/West All Star game. Joe will play basketball next year at Carnegie Mellon. » Joe Glisson was a vital part in the program by his leadership and willingness to play any position that was needed. His senior year, he played right back, right midfield, as well as striker. He had a tremendous work ethic and determination. Joe will play soc-

cer at the College of Mount St. Joseph. » Chris Kaylor, whose high school career was cut short by an ACL tear in the summer before his senior year, would have played an important part in the team’s midfield with his composure on the ball. Chris has great vision and the coaches are very proud of his work and help through the season even though he knew he could not step on the field his senior year. He has already taken steps to be a coach with the Kings Soccer Academy. Chris will play soccer at Transylvania University. » Nick Daughtee, who led the Redskins by ex-

NAGEL RESULTS The following are submitted summaries from Nagel Middle School sporting events

April 29 – May 13 Fast-pitch softball Silver: Lost to Milford, 9-4; lost to Mason (Green), 12-1. Final record: 7-8 Blue: Lost to Lakota Liberty, 7-2; lost to Little Miami, 9-0. Final record: 9-5

Track and Field Girls: ECC CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd place. Individual results: 4x100 meter relay team, 2nd place, Jennifer Dunn, Celia Bostic, Katlyn Nicholson, and Olivia Ueltschi; 800 meter run, Erica Langan, 2nd place; high jump, Hannah Lowenstein, 2nd place. Boys: ECC CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd place. Individual results: 4 x 100 relay team of Sam Myres, Jacob Lynn, Harrison Hill and Nick Chandler established a

school and meet record of 49.28 seconds with their photo finish win. Ben Gottfried in the discus and Drew Spencer in the shot also established league records by taking first place. Luke Bohenek set league records with wins in the 110 and 200 hurdles. He also broke his own school record in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.13. 2nd place finishes were recorded by Matt Sodd in discus and by Sam Myres in the high jump.

Softball championship registration

The deadline for Cincinnati softball teams to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament approaches, with applications due Monday, July 15. The Metro Tournament is a Cincinnati tradition for more than 60 years, allowing men’s, women’s and co-ed teams of all

levels to compete for the chance to be known as the best softball team in the city. Most games throughout the tournament will be held at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township. The tournament kicks-off with a bracket drawing July 23 at Rumpke Park, and games officially begin July 25. Official opening ceremonies will take place Friday, July 26, including presentation of the color guard and the singing of the National

Anthem. Games will continue through Sunday, Aug. 4. To register for the tournament, teams must fill out an application as well as be sanctioned by both the American Softball Association and the World Softball League. The tournament entry fee is $295. Applications are available online at www.rumpkeballpark or at the Rumpke Park offices at 10400 Ohio 128, Harrison.



ample often playing through injuries, has an incredible gift as a goal keeper in shutting down angles during breakaways and stuffing the attacker. He was a great leader for the team’s younger players. He stepped on the field every day in training and gave his all. Nick will play soccer at Urbana University. » Ellie Caudill, a fouryear varsity letter winner, was the foundation of turning around the softball program. She will play softball at Thomas More College. » Connor Davis was a four-year varsity letter winner, team captain, and Applebee’s Athlete

of the Week. This year his team was crowned ECC Champions and finished 16th in the state. Individually, he was the ECC champion in the 200 freestyle as a senior and the FAVC champion in the 50 freestyle as a junior. This year, he was on the 400 freestyle relay that won the ECC and qualified for state. He was also on the 200 freestyle relay team that broke the school record (1:27.68). He was named first-team AllConference as a junior and a senior and qualified for the OHSAA state championship three years in a row. Connor will swim at the University of Cincinnati.



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR The importance of the state of our community’s educational facilities was shown by the lead story status given in your newspaper to “Forest Hills seeks state evaluation of school facilities” by Forrest Sellers. Let’s hope that this school board can get over its pointless indecision and delays and have an updated evaluation of the facilities done quickly. Let’s also hope The Journal will report the results unfiltered by the district leadership. Such news stories allow our public to be informed on the decline of local school facilities as it should be, not kept in the dark as it has been. If the general community had known fully of the results of the last facilities evaluation, there would have been a supportable building plan in place long ago. Instead, this board presented a contrived levy. The defeated proposal ignored important needs and fiscal responsibility. The strategy was to sneak it through. Those board members that showed such poor judgment approving and supporting that strategy should be replaced by the voters. They have not


Last week’s question What do you think about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating a section of the 17year-old Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to married gays and lesbians in a dozen states? Do you agree or disagree with the decision? Why or why not?”

“So here is another step in the demise of a once great nation. Sure people have the right to live their lives as they see fit but not on my dollar. When all these people get ill from the deceases that they will incur over the years due to a break down of their immune systems, costing taxpayers millions, because they won’t be able to contribute to society as (a whole) our children will be paying and paying and paying. This country is in rapid decline just as the Roman Empire was. Look back at history of (crooked) leaders, banks, and the decline of morals that are occurring on a daily basis and it won’t be much longer. We don’t need Armageddon we are destroying (ourselves) from within. Hang on it’s a bumpy ride.” C.J.H.

“The Supreme Court made a decision that was ludicrous. Marriage can only exist between a man and a woman...God made it that way. Procreation cannot happen between two people of the same sex. Marriage cannot be redefined based on man’s whims; if this were so, we could redefine it much further. I do not want my tax dollars in the form of federal funds going to help support people in a so-called ‘marriage’ that are in a samesex relationship. This is not marriage; plain and simple. “

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ried man and woman. “If the church wants to say ‘no’ to religious ceremonies for homosexual couples, that’s their right. But the government has no right to dictate what consenting adults do in their personal lives. “What I find distasteful is the people that seem to be the most opposed to this are the people that might have “co-exist” bumper stickers on their cars. The people who preach tolerance and love thy neighbor and do unto others as you would have others do unto you. “But I guess that only applies to straight Christians ... ” J.S.K.

“I agree wholeheartedly with the ruling against DOMA and am glad the Supreme Court got this right. Homosexuals must be allowed equal rights of all other minority groups in America who are so easily discriminated against by narrow-minded members of society. “It’s pretty sad that some religious conservatives so falsely look at this as a devaluing of their marriage.” TRog


“I think it is time to separate moral and religious issues from legal ones. “Given all the practical, legal concerns about health care, insurance, owning property, shared assets, tax filings, etc. I think any two people who chose to join together for life should be able to do so with the legal advantages and protections that civil marriage offers. “Everything else about that relationship is up to the individuals’ conscience and religious beliefs.

“I agree with the SCOTUS decision. There is no reason that a gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship should be denied the same things that my wife and I enjoy as a mar-

“First off I do not agree with the term ‘marriage’ for gays or lesbians. The term ‘marriage’ is a mutual relation of husband and wife. It is the institution


“I agree. I think it was inevitable. Married same sex partners should have same benefits as male/female married couples ... also, they should go through the same dissolution process when these marriages don’t work out. Same joy/same pain.”


whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. “Why not use the term ‘Unity,’ which is a condition of harmony: ACCORD (a balanced interrelationship for a formal act or agreement). From this, I feel that each individual state should rule on the benefits given to this ‘Unity’ term. “Today, businesses cannot make decisions without Big Brother interceding and putting larger burdens and cost upon them. Companies will soon have to comply that insurance will be mandatory for 50 employees or more or be penalized by fines; benefits are mandatory for so many hours per week working, etc., etc. “The more government gets involved with the private business side the more social we become. So I agree with the ruling.” D.J.

“Although I do not completely understand the lifestyle of gays and lesbians, I do understand that no one living in our great nation should ever be discriminated against for any reason. “Being married and living with your lifetime partner should be reason enough to have equal rights. Imagine if you, a straight person, could not receive the benefits due after your spouse’s death, or if you were not permitted to be with them in their hour of need. “Married couples are just that, couples who love, raise families and honor their vows. It is time to respect your fellow man and allow equal rights for all of those in a married, committed relationship.” J.B.

“The Supreme Court disappoints again. On landmark issues it always fails to deliver a decision that rises to the occasion, a decision fitting the stature we should expect from the Supreme Court. This decision waffles on states’ rights versus individual rights, failing to define any ‘new’ rights or to reaffirm ‘old’ rights. They seek to please people rather than rule on the issues according to the Constitutional limitations respected by this nation for over 220 years.” R.V.


Meets at 6 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 6888400. Web site: Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Assistant Administrator for Operations Steve Sievers; Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 474-5770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 688-8400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at Ebersole

Community Center, 5701 Kellogg Ave. Council President Krystal Alsept; Vice President Diana Weir; Secretary, David Ross; Treasurer Kathleen Chandler.


Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road. Phone: 231-3600. Web Board members Julie Bissinger, Forest Heis, Tracy Huebner, Jim Frooman and Randy Smith. Superintendent Dallas Jackson, ext. 2945; Treasurer Richard Toepfer II, ext. 2963; Curriculum Director Connie Lippowitsch; Director of Student Services Betsy Ryan, ext. 2948; Director of Business Operations Ray Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Richard Porter,

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

ext. 2980; Communications Coordinator Sheila Vilvens, ext. 2966.


Meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month except June, July and August when it meets at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Rec Center 1715 Beacon St. Board President Jake Williams, Vice President Rob Hayes, Treasurer Ryan Doan, Secretary Patty Reisz; directors Dan Bishop, Holly Christmann, Jo Ann Kavanaugh, Jim Shell, and Diana Wunder.


Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 3536 Church St. Phone: 561-7697. Web site:

Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Anderson residents open bicycle shop By Lisa Wakeland

Four years ago Kim Brodbeck left the corporate culture to focus on her family. When she was ready to return to the workforce she wanted something different. Kim and her husband, Matt, who live in Anderson Township and are both former U.S. Army officers, knew they had the ability to run their own business, but struggled to decide what to do. Then one day it clicked. Matt is a self-proclaimed “bike geek” and their family is passionate about cycling, so in November the Brodbecks opened Freedom Gear Cyclery, 7695 Beechmont Ave. From the start, Matt said they wanted to set themselves apart from other area bike shops and offer a variety of products people in the Cincinnati area haven’t seen before or couldn’t easily get. Freedom Gear Cyclery has

FREEDOM GEAR CYCLERY » 7695 Beechmont Ave. in Anderson Township. » 258-2466 » Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

dozens of bikes in the shop—something for everyone from the committed cyclist to the casual weekend rider. They also carry elliptical bikes like the Street Strider and a couple brands of trikes, a threewheel ride that can be manual or electric. “Anything a cyclist would need, we’ve got,” Matt said. When they decided to open their own business Kim said they made a conscious decision to open in their hometown of Anderson Township because of the numerous bike trails in the sur-

rounding area. “It’s getting more bike- and exercise-friendly all the time, and there is a lot of infrastructure around for what we offer,” Matt said. The shop also provides fullservice repairs and custom restorations. And they’re trying to share their passion for bikes with their customers. “We take a lot of time with them to make sure it’s exactly what they need ... so they actually ride it,” Matt said. “We love what we do, and education for the customers is a big part of it.” Freedom Gear offers free fittings for all bikes bought or ordered from the shop, as well as free adjustments for a year. That’s important, Matt said, because the fit “makes a tremendous difference in the comfort, performance and safety of the bike.” They plan to offer basic bike maintenance classes and start community rides in the spring.

Anderson Township residents Kim and Matt Brodbeck stand with their son, Matt, inside Freedom Gear Cyclery, a new bike shop they recently opened. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Children’s Librarian Deborah Brown and reference librarian Rose Kitchen at the Anderson Township Branch Library during Summer Reading kickoff. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH


Summer reading recently kicked off at the Anderson Branch Library, and will continue through July 31.

A Member of the Amazing Portable Circus makes balloon animals during the Summer Reading kickoff at the Anderson Branch Library. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH

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Mt. Washington residents Benjamin and Joshua Charron wield the balloon swords made for them by a member of the Amazing Portable Circus, which visited the Anderson Branch Library for Summer Reading kickoff June 1. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 11 Art Events Wine and Canvas, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Painting class with cocktails. No experience necessary. $35. Registration required. Presented by Wine and Canvas. 317-1305; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits Paul Chidlaw and Roland Huston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., New works by esteemed Cincinnati artists. Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park.

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 12. 9292427. Anderson Township.

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. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes 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; Madisonville.

Music - Concerts Party on the Plaza with Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Local restaurants and businesses, music and more. All food and beverages $4 or less. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Anderson Township.

Music - Rock Shoot Out the Lights, 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.

Summer Camps - Arts School of Glass Summer: Super Self-Portrait, 1-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Also July 12. Create self-portrait with multiple layers using variety of Bullseye glass materials. Explore effects of two kiln firings. Ages 8-18. $50. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 Art Exhibits Paul Chidlaw and Roland Huston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Paper Trail 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Selection of seven contemporary artists exhibiting well-priced paintings, prints, collages and photography. Free. Through Aug. 31. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Drink Tastings Friday Night Tasting: Red, White and Blue, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste eight different wines from different states. Light appetizers. Assortment of cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. $20. Registration required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside.

Music - Concerts

Join the Find That Photo Scavenger Hunt at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 14, at Woodland Mount, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Using photos and clues, teams will start at the Seasongood Nature Center, to locate items in the park. With your own digital camera, photograph the items found. Foot hunt goes over uneven terrain and covers between two and four miles. Prizes awarded upon completion. The scavenger hunt is free. Call 521-7275; or visit Pictured is a view from Woodland Mount Park of the Ohio River and Kentucky beyond. THANKS TO ALICIA GIBSON Dave Matthews Band with O.A.R., 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Gates open 5 p.m. Rock band formed in Charlottesville, Va., in 1991. Ages 18 and up. $75 reserved pavilion and pit, $40.50 lawn; plus fees. $3.50 parking fee included in final purchase. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Blue Moon Dancing, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Blue Moon Dancing, by Ed Graczyk and directed by Ed Cohen. In a small West Texas town the Blue Moon honky-tonk is the place where lonely gals hang out in the daytime, swigging Lone Stars and jabbering at each other about every little ol’ thang, sharing dreams and sad stories. A Cincinnati premiere by Ohioan Ed Graczyk (A Murder of Crows and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean). $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. Through July 19. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

Religious - Community Feeling Good, 7-9 p.m., Healing Offices, 2723 Markbreit Ave., Front meeting space. Time to pause, rest and regroup. Discover your inner wealth with simple, powerful tools and practical spiritual wisdom for feeling more joyous and at peace with life. Experiential activities, guided meditations, discussion, music, poetry and more. Ages 18 and up. Good will donation requested. Presented by Pathwork of Cincinnati. Through Dec. 13. 293-1038; Oakley.

SATURDAY, JULY 13 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Story Time: Hooray for Fish, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Read “Hooray for Fish” by Lucy Cousins, then young artists create fish friend of their own. Ages 3-6. $18. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. School of Glass Summer Garden Series: Bees, 1:30-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn about honey bees and make one-of-a-kind glass bee. Ages 5-18. $20. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Paul Chidlaw and Roland Huston, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Paper Trail 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Art Openings Three Important Art Collections, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Consisting of three recently acquired collections of paintings by Cincinnati’s most noted 19th and 20th Century artists: Frank Duveneck, Herman and Bessie Wessel, John E. Weis, T.C. Lindsay, L. Meakin and special exhibition of paintings by Moshe Rosenthalis. Exhibit continues through Aug. 17. Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefi-

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Summer Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Shopping and saving on selection of pottery, jewelry, glass ornaments and more created by local and regional artists. Free admission. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Blue Moon Dancing, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Drink Tastings Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Great French Whites for Bastille Day, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste two white burgundy and two sancerre from France. Ages 21 and up. $15. Registration required. 731-1515; Oakley.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers 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; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Theme: What is type 2 diabetes - Prediabetes?Associates. 791-0626. Madisonville.

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; Newtown. Do-It-Yourself Workshop: Install Tile, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Select tools and supplies to install tile; learn to set, grout and seal tile; understand how to install wall tile with easy-to-use products. Free. 688-1654. Union Township. 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.hamiltoncountyrecycle-

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; 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, JULY 14 Education Sun-Day Sunday Sundae, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Hourly programs about the sun, tours of our historic buildings and safe viewing of sunspots and solar flares out of 1843 telescope (weather permitting). Free sundaes for those in attendance. $7. Registration required. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

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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. Through Aug. 25. 290-9105. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, JULY 15 Art Exhibits Paul Chidlaw and Roland Huston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Consisting of three recently acquired collections of paintings by Cincinnati’s most noted 19th and 20th Century artists: Frank Duveneck, Herman and Bessie Wessel, John E. Weis, T.C. Lindsay, L. Meakin and special exhibition of paintings by Moshe Rosenthalis. Free. Through Aug. 17. 791-7719, ext. 109; Fairfax.


Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Rated PG. All seats are first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 9:45 a.m. Free. 272-0222; Mariemont.

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 - Arts

On Stage - Theater Blue Moon Dancing, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous

Summer Camps - Sports


Music - Concerts

Find That Photo Scavenger Hunt, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Using photos and clues, teams will locate items in the park. With your own digital camera, photograph the items found. Foot hunt goes over uneven terrain and covers between two and four miles. Prizes awarded upon completion. Free. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Under the Sea Kidsports Camp Session 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Monday-Friday. Field trip and special guest every week. This week: Newport Aquarium and Obstacle Course. Ages 3-12. Reservations required. 527-4000; Fairfax.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

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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; Madisonville.


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Camp Hoopla, 1-4 p.m., SonRise Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Through July 19. Several activities where kids choose two tracks from a variety of disciplines. $40 per camper. Registration required online. 5766000; camphoopla. Columbia Township.

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; Newtown. Do-It-Yourself Workshop: Laminate Flooring, 1-2:30 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Understand prepping area for laminate flooring; select moldings, transitions and trims for the project; learn to install laminate flooring. Free. 688-1654. Union Township. Jonas Brothers, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Pop rock band formed in 2005. Group gained popularity from Disney Channel children’s television network and consists of three brothers. With Karmin. $79.50, $49.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.

School, 3660 Vineyard Place, Daily through July 19. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. Includes T-shirt, certificate, group picture and lunchtime drink. An all-boy and all-girl format runs concurrently, but separately. Wear gym shoes. Bring lunch, water bottle and softball glove. Put name on all personal items. Ages 6-12. $110 per camper. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Mount Lookout.

Summer Camps Academic

School of Glass Summer: Play House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Monday-Friday. Students design and create multi-level fused glass house and fused glass person to inhabit their own unique structure. From design to reality, students learn basics of kilnformed glass by exploring frit, confetti, sheet glass and slumping. Ages 7-18. $295. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Faith Music and Arts Academy, 10 a.m.-noon, Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Theme: Art. MondayFriday. Ages 1-8. $25 per week. Sibling discount and scholarships available. Reservations required. 231-8285. Anderson Township. Music Makers in Action Summer Camp, 2-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 19. With Alice Bohn, instructor. Grades 3-6. $25. Registration required. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Summer Camps Miscellaneous Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ursula Villa

Art & Craft Classes Make+Bake: Flameworking Bead Necklace, 5-5:45 p.m. and 6-6:45 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Class gives students taste of glass flameworking in fast-paced Make+Bake format. Students pick color and design of their glass bead, receive personal attention from instructors through demo and are guided through creation of one glass bead. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Paul Chidlaw and Roland Huston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917719, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Music - Concerts Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., $36.50-$136.50, plus fees. $3.50 parking charge added to final purchase. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Dining Events Grilled Cheese Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring extras for picnic. Hot dogs and activities for children also available. Children’s entertainment at 10 a.m. $1 sandwich, additional items vary. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through Aug. 14. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings WineStation Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, All wines in WineStation are half off. Eight different wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. Prices vary. 731-1515; Oakley.



Readers share recipes for eggs, berry snack

ginger, garlic, oil and pepper together in a large zipper storage bag. Add steak, seal bag and turn to coat. Lay bag on its side and press out all the air. This helps the marinade cling to the steak. Marinate in refrigerator up to a day. Remove steak and reserve marinade. Grill, turning once, about 15 minutes or so for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring reserved marinade to a boil and boil 1 minute. Slice steak thinly against grain and serve with marinade. Tip: Tamari is a stronger tasting soy sauce and can be gluten free. You can use your favorite soy sauce. Regarding “light” soy sauce, read labels as some “light” sauces contain more sodium than you may want.

At the rate readers are sharing recipes, I should be able to share one in just about every column. I met Jackie Messersmith, an Anderson Township reader, and her family when we were leaving Four Seasons Marina. We lunched there and were ready to jump in our boat to go back home when Jackie introduced herself. While the husbands talked about boats, Jackie and I talked about food. She is sharing her family’s favorite brunch recipe. “My Aunt Wilma made this for breakfast whenever we came to visit. My kids love it and wish I’d make it more often than special occasions,” she told me.

Betty’s special breakfast eggs via Jackie Messersmith Devil six hard-cooked eggs with: 3 tablespoons sour cream, regular or low fat 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Rita's friend offers a recipe for healthy berry fruit gelatin snacks. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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Place in single layer in sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Sauté until soft in 2 tablespoons butter: ⁄2 cup diced bell pepper 1 ⁄3 cup diced onion


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Healthy berry fruit gelatin snacks

My best friend and Indiana reader, Carol Spry Vanover, is always on the lookout for healthy recipes. “Check this out,” she said. This is a colorful, protein- and antioxidantpacked berry treat. Granddaughter Emerson, who just celebrated her first birthday, “helped” me pick raspberries from our patch. She broke into a big smile with all three teeth showing when I gave her a bite of the fruit snack.


1 can cream of mushroom soup (Jackie uses low-fat) 1 cup sour cream

Topping: ⁄2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover eggs with soup mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Betty likes to serve this on top of toast-

That’s equal to two thumbs up! Adults like these, too. Use any combination of berries you like. Here’s my adaptation. 1 heaping cup fresh raspberries or other berries or 1 cup frozen 21⁄4 cups natural apple juice, chilled (I used frozen, no sugar-added concentrate in equal parts concentrate and water) 2 packets unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons) Honey/sweetener to taste, optional (I didn’t use any)

Cook berries and 11⁄2 cups juice at a gentle boil until berries soften. Puree in blender. Sprinkle gelatin over rest of cold juice, give it a stir and let stand a minute or so until

gelatin absorbs the water. Add this to blender mixture and blend until gelatin dissolves. Add sweetener if desired. Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with clear wrap, overlapping sides. Pour mixture in. Put in refrigerator until firm. Turn pan over, remove plastic and cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. Tip: Brush pan with water before lining with wrap. Wrap will stick easily.

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RELIGION Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The church is launching a new Saturday night worship service on the first Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. The church has two contemporary services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

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ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to foresthills@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. they come to the program. A new program for preschoolers is available at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. “Noah’s Park” is for children ages 2-4. Older siblings can participate in the program as helpers. A children’s story has also been added at the beginning of the 9 a.m. service. A special summer program where students rotate through various stations is available for preschoolers through fourth-graders at the 11 a.m. service. Clough United Methodist Church has changed the time of the second worship service and the time of the POWERXPRESS program for children to 11 a.m. The time for the first service will remain at 9 a.m. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township.

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what artist and Pastor Paul Oman does. Paul specializes in watercolor murals created in less than one hour that illustrate a spiritual message. Paul brings his special ministry to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at the 5:30 p.m. worship Saturday, Aug. 17. His method of proclaiming the word draws in the audience. People are deeply moved, becoming part of the story. Just as Jesus used parables to illustrate truth, Paul uses his gift of art to deliver a powerful message. More information is available at the website or by calling the church. Ask for Pastor Zorn or Pastor Kelly. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection announces its Friends Weekend Aug. 24 and 25. On this weekend the LCR family will be celebrating all visitors to our church home. Services are Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. There will be an ice cream social at 1 p.m.

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Who Gets Free TV: Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free over the air TV channels. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call: 1-888-752-7147 OHIO - Today’s announcement by CompTek has the Free TV Hotlines ringing off the hook. That’s because Cincinnati area residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication are getting Free TV channels thanks to an amazing razor-thin invention called Clear-Cast®. Cincinnati area residents who call the Toll Free Hotlines before the 48-hour order deadline to get Clear-Cast can pull in Free TV channels with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. This announcement is being so widely advertised because a U.S. Federal law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to receive these over-theair digital signals for free with no monthly bills. Here’s how it works. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device with advanced technology links up directly to pull in the Free TV signals being broadcast in your area with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. Clear-Cast was invented by a renowned NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame scientist who currently holds 23 U.S. Gov’t issued patents. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in developing antenna systems for NASA, Motorola, XM Satellite Radio and companies around the world. His latest patent-pending invention, Clear-Cast, is a sleek micro antenna device engineered to pull in the Free TV signals through advanced technology with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills. “Clear-Cast is being released to the general public because we just don’t think people should keep paying for TV when they can get it for free,” said Conrad Miller, Manager of Operations at CompTek. “There’s never a monthly bill to pay and all the channels you get with Clear-Cast are absolutely free. So you see, Clear-Cast is not like cable or satellite. It was engineered to access solely the over-the-air signals that include all the top rated national and regional networks, like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and about 90% of the most watched TV shows like America’s Got Talent, NCIS, 60 Minutes, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelorette, Person of Interest, CSI, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, Sunday Night Football plus news, weather and more all for free with no monthly bills,” Miller said. “That’s why Clear-Cast is such a great alternative for everyone who is sick and tired of paying expensive cable and satellite bills every month,” he said. “People who get Clear-Cast will say it feels like getting an extra paycheck every month. You see, with Clear-Cast you’ll receive free over-the-air broadcast channels with crystal clear digital picture, not the cable or satellite only channels. So being able to eliminate those channels puts all the money you were spending back in your pocket every month,” Miller said. And here’s the best part. The sleek micro antenna device called Clear-Cast is so technically advanced it pulls in even more of the channels being broadcast in your area for Free with no monthly bills. That way you can channel surf through the favorite TV shows. The number of shows and channels you’ll get depends on where you live. People living in large metropolitan areas may get up to 53 static-free channels, while people in outlying areas will get less. That means even if you’re in a rural area that just pulls in NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS broadcasts there’s hundreds of shows each year to watch for free. Consumers report that the crystal clear picture quality with Clear-Cast is the best they’ve ever seen. That’s because you get virtually all pure uncompressed signals direct from the broadcasters for free. Clear-Cast was engineered to link up directly like a huge outdoor directional antenna but in a lightweight, slim-line package. Its sturdy copper alloy and polymer construction will most likely far outlast your TV. It just couldn’t be any easier to get Free overthe-air digital TV shows with Clear-Cast. Simply plug it into your TV, place Clear-Cast on a window pane and run autoscan. It works on virtually any model TV and is easily hidden out of sight behind a curtain or window treatment. Thousands of Cincinnati area residents are expected to call to get Clear-Cast because it just doesn’t make any sense to keep paying for TV when you can get hundreds of shows absolutely free. So, Cincinnati area residents lucky enough to find their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the Free TV Hotline before the 48-hour deadline to get Clear-Cast that pulls in Free TV with crystal clear digital picture. If lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered. !

How to get Free TV:

Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free TV channels with no monthly bills. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call 1-888-752-7147 beginning at precisely 8:30am this morning. Today’s announcement photo above shows just a handful of the major over-the-air broadcast networks you can receive with Clear-Cast for free. It saves a ton of money by not picking up expensive cable only channels like ESPN so there’s never a monthly bill. This is all possible because a U.S. Federal Law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to use Clear-Cast to pull in Free TV channels with no monthly bills. CompTek is giving every U.S. household a 50% off discount to help cover the cost of Clear-Cast. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device is a one-time purchase that plugs in to your TV to pull in Free TV channels in crystal clear digital picture with no monthly bills. Each Clear-Cast normally costs $98, but U.S. households who beat the 48-hour deadline are authorized to get a 50% off discount for each Clear-Cast and cover just $ 49 and shipping as long as they call the Free TV Hotline at 1-888-752-7147 before the deadline ends or online at Trademarks and programs are the property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with or endorsing Clear-Cast.


Alabama 35, 36

Colorado 80, 81

Hawaii 96

Kansas 66, 67

Massachusetts 01, 02, 05

Alaska 99

Connecticut 06

Idaho 83

Kentucky 40, 41, 42

Michigan 48, 49

Arizona 85, 86

Delaware 19

Illinois 60, 61, 62

Louisiana 70, 71

Minnesota 55, 56

Arkansas 71, 72

Florida 32, 33, 34

Indiana 46, 47

Maine 03, 04

Mississippi 38, 39

California N/A

Georgia 30, 31, 39

Iowa 50, 51, 52

Maryland 20, 21

Missouri 63, 64, 65

Virginia Oklahoma South Dakota New Mexico 20, 22, 23, 24 73, 74 57 87, 88 Washington New York Oregon Tennessee Nebraska 98, 99 00, 10, 11, 12 97 37, 38 N/A 13, 14 Virginia West Pennsylvania Texas Nevada 24, 25, 26 North Carolina 15, 16, 17, 75, 76, 77 88, 89 Wisconsin 27, 28 18, 19 78, 79, 88 N/A New Hampshire North Dakota Rhode Island Utah Wyoming 03 58 02 84 82, 83 Ohio New Jersey Vermont South Carolina Washington DC 41, 43, 44, 45 07, 08 05 29 20 Montana 59

! NEVER PAY A BILL AGAIN: Ohioans will be on the lookout for their postal carrier because thousands of Clear-Casts will soon be delivered to lucky Cincinnati area residents who beat the 48-hour order deadline and live in any of the zip code areas listed above. Everyone is getting Clear-Cast because it pulls in nothing but Free TV channels with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills.

How It Works: Just plug it in to your TV and pull in Free TV channels in crystal clear

digital picture with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills ! NO MORE BILLS: ClearCast, the sleek micro antenna device is engineered to pull in nothing but Free TV channels. It was invented by a renowned NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame scientist, who currently holds 23 U.S. Gov’t patents. Clear-Cast links up directly to pull in Free over-the-air TV channels with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. P6446A OF17275R-1





POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Thomas Engelhart, 21, 7094 Longbow Court, falsification, June 13. Jesse A. Weeks, 32, 3979 Gardner, theft, June 11. Juvenile, 13, curfew violation, June 17. Two Juveniles, 13, curfew violation, June 17. Juvenile, 14, curfew violation, June 17. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, June 14. Three Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, June 14. Four Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, June 14. Three Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, June 14. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, June 14. Juvenile, 14, criminal mischief, June 19. Juvenile, 12, criminal mischief, June 19. Michael L. Stacy, 26, 4620 Blackberry Lane, possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia, marijuana possession, June 15. Natasha M. Natali, 25, 700 Gordon Smith Road, theft, June 22. Terri E. Hopkins, 45, 1722 Wolfangel, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 23. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, June 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 784 Four Mile Road, June 13. Entry made into residence at 4164 Pee Wee Drive, June 8. Criminal damage Vehicle damaged at 7400 Ohio 125, June 19. Criminal mischief Sign written on at Beech Acres Park at Beechmont Avenue, June 19. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization; $1,352 at 1562 Cohasset Drive, June 17. Robbery Male stated he was robbed by two males; $5 at 6915 Beechmont, June 20. Theft I-Pod taken from area of skate park at Beech Acres at Salem Road, June 13. A necklace and medication taken; $800 value of necklace at 7495 Ginger Lane, June 14. Wallet and keys taken; $239 cash at 8333 Cherry Lane, June 14. CD player, etc. taken from vehicle at 6430 Sherman No. 1, June 20. Sunglasses, etc. taken from vehicle; $500

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 at 1115 Maycliffe Place, June 20. Cellphone taken at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 15. Sign taken from side of building at Taco Bell; $500 at Beechmont Avenue, June 20. Credit card taken from purse in office at Turpin High at Bartels Road, May 15. GPs unit taken from vehicle at 6419 Clough, June 20. Tools, etc. taken from vehicle; $935 at 6870 Clough, June 19. Men's cologne taken from Macy's; over $1,000 at Beechmont Avenue, June 17. Jewelry taken; over $21,000 at 2423 Ashton Court, June 17. Leaf blowers taken from trailer; $1,000 at 7937 Meadowcreek, June 20. Money lost through scam of vehicle sale; $20,000 at 7023 Copperglow, June 20. Failure to pay for services/supplies at Noodles Salon; $170 at Beechmont Avenue, June 18. Handgun, chain saw, etc. taken; $1,050 at 8350 Benton Ridge, June 23.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Amber Denise Wilson, born 1983, criminal trespassing, 2120 Beechmont Ave., June 24. Keith T. Long, born 1975, violation of a temporary protection order, 139 Waits Ave., June 27. Keith T. Long, born 1975, violation of a

DEATHS protection order or consent agreement, 139 Waits Ave., June 29. Michael Fischer, born 1991, menacing, 1755 Marquette Ave., June 27. Brady Lawrence-Hightchew, born 1994, falsification, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 6282 Kellogg Ave., June 28. Jacob Potter, born 1991, burglary, 107 Eldorado Ave., June 28. Rena Gowde, born 1994, theft under $300, 2238 Salvador St., June 29. Josh Turner, born 1993, aggravated menacing, 5577 Beechmont Ave., June 30.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary 6242 Corbly St., June 22. Assault 3760 Kenilworth Place, June 27. Breaking and entering 1495 Sutton Ave., June 28. Burglary 3129 Riverside Drive, June 25. 6217 Roxbury St., June 22. Criminal damaging/endangering 1804 Mears Ave., June 27. Felonious assault 2058 Sutton Ave., June 29. 5577 Beechmont Ave., June 30. Taking the identity of another 6314 Corbly St., June 25. Theft 1 Playfield Lane, June 23. 2512 Spindlehill Drive, June 27. 3601 Columbia Pkwy., June 23. 3729 Sachem Ave., June 24. 473 Missouri Ave., June 26. 4740 Playfield Lane, June 29. 5057 Wooster Road, June 29. 5820 Wayside Ave., June 26. 5924 Kellogg Ave., June 26. 6200 Kellogg Ave., June 24. 6200 Kellogg Ave., June 25. 6251 Cambridge Ave., June 30. 6301 Cambridge Ave., June 30. 6416 Glade Ave., July 1. 6532 Coffey St., June 24. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 1715 Mears Ave., June 26. Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 139 Waits Ave., June 27.

NEWTOWN Arrests/citations Stoney Behler, 33, 4915 Settle St., bench warrant, June 14. Patricia Jones, 35, 11928 Hickory Trails, bench warrant, June 16.

Emma L. Dees Emma L. “Meme” Dees, 84, of Mount Washington died June 28. Survived by sons James H. (Donna Kay) and Gary A. (Brenda Sue) Dees; grandchildren Garylee, LaDonna (John), Amy Sue and Jeffrey A. (Shawna); seven greatgrandcdhildren; and one greatgrandson. Preceded in death by husband, Silas “Sy” Dees; parents A.W. Insko and Rosa Ellen Paynter. Services were July 3 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Donald E. Frodge Donald E. (Don) Frodge, 56, died June 28. He was the owner-operator of Summit Meats in Anderson Township. Survived by wife of 34 years, Margaret "Meg” (nee Balasa) Frodge; sons Paul (Michelle) Frodge, Chris (Felicia) Frodge and Bob (Brittany) Frodge; brothers Tim (Charlene) Frodge, Denny (Brenda) Frodge and Bruce (Donna) Frodge; sister, Jane Levermann; grandchildren Emma, Caitlyn, Lauren, Miley, Joey and Aubrey; and father-in-law, Joe Balasa. Preceded in deth by parents Paul E. Frodge and Margaret Elizabeth Collopy Frodge. Services were July 6 at St. Pius Church, Edgewood, Ky. Memorials to: Donald E. Frodge Memorial Fund, c/o any Hunington Bank.

Levi Daniel Nagy Levi Daniel Nagy, 16, of Anderson Township died June 27. Survived by parents Marc C. Nagy and Jettye L. (nee Rogers) Nagy; brother, Jarrett Nagy; grandparents Betty Rogers, Doug (Ellen) Rogers, Cindy and Dan Nagy; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were July 1 at Parkside Christian Church.

Thomas B. Neal Thomas B. Neal, 57, of Anderson Township died June 26. Survived by children Julie B. Neal and Jason (Becky) Melton; companion, Kim Felser Berry; parents James B. Neal and Geraldine (Mitchell) Neal; siblings Michael P.,

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Richard L. (Kristen Parr) Neal and Michelle (Mark) Stenger; and grandchildren Raleigh, Floyd and Josie. Services were July 2 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Diane Schlosser Diane Schlosser, 65, of Anderson Township died July 2. Survived by best friend and sister, Linda Huhn; brothers Gary (Betty), Don and Jim (Nancy) Schlosser; nieces and nephews Gary, Wayne (Kristy), Brian (Jennifer), Sharon (Ron), Mike (Jamie), Adam (Sandy) and Drew (Blaire); seven great-nieces and greatnephews; friends Cathy, Mary Louise, MaryJo, Mary L., Nancy, Vicki and Karen; and Dachshunds Molli and Maggie. Preceded in death by parents Herman Schlosser and Mary Weber. Services were July 8 at St. John Fisher Church, Cincinnati.

Richard J. Schweikert Richard J. Schweikert, 83, of Anderson Township died June 25. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife, Gert Schweikert; children Susan E. (Pat) Kelly, Paula J. Kistner, Rick (Carolyn) Schweikert and Mari J. (Scott) Enders; sister, Marie (Larry) Marois; grandchildren Erin, Sarah (Ben), Amanda, Carrie (Matt), Katie (Lee), E.J., Ashton, Stefanie, Sarah, Alex, Sami and Anna; nd great-grandchildren Breanna and Thomas. Preceded in death by parents Paul Schweikert and Marguerite Fallert. Services were July 1 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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Paddison Trails Drive: Curliss & Kaylor LLC to Callihan Thomas & Sarah; $33,000. 1034 Lanette Drive: Braatz Michael to Mckean Jonathan B. & Tricia J.; $147,500. 1309 Voll Road: Wolff Kelly L. to Kyger Laurie; $152,000. 1310 Rambling Hills Drive: Mcarthur Martha Jane to Garcia Heidi Beth; $142,500. 1360 Coolidge Ave.: Witschger William K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $52,000. 2221 Heather Hill Blvd.: Bonne Matthew R. & Shirley K. to Nash John G. & Lorri B.; $390,000. 2256 Clough Ridge Drive: Ulrey William A. to Fededral National Mortgage Association; $60,000. 3107 Hawkslanding Drive: Besl William C. & Carol S. to Statile Christopher J. & Angela M.; $480,000. 3167 Killington Lane: Ghere James R. & Kathleen A. to Dodge N.P. Jr. Tr; $472,500. 3167 Killington Lane: Dodge N.P. Jr. Tr to Fiorina T. Bret & Susan E.; $472,500. 5880 Turpin Hills Drive: Klimkowski Ronald C. to Cox Brook C. & Erinn M.; $341,000. 627 Bennettwood Court: Larmann Lynn K. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $215,000. 6800 Maddux Drive: Arnold Julie T. to Stahlman Brandon S. & Holly; $341,200. 6988 Bridges Road: Bockelman Celia to Stonesedge Properties LLC; $17,000. 7044 Moorfield Drive: Pflum John E. & Amy E. Pflum to Mitchell Kendra A. & Brandon A. Hanley; $173,000. 7146 Bluecrest Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Easter James R.; $68,500. 7274 Nottinghill Lane: Sall Walter G. & Dagmar K. to Stegbauer Joseph A. & Lisa Reid Stegbauer; $725,000. 7343 Ridgepoint Drive: Rinner Clare L. to Cusic Mary A.; $90,000. 7741 Fox Trail Lane: Martin Douglas & Jeraldine to Timney Todd & Christine; $295,000. 7945 Meadowcreek Drive: Bond Martha H. & Erik to Carrigan Thomas P. Tr & Kellie K. Tr; $536,000. 8184 Northport Drive: Bullard

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Michael A. & Katie Mcdulin Bullard to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $78,000. 8187 Beechmont Ave.: 8187 Beechmont LLC to Zevallos Freddy Alejandri & Celia Guerra Cardenas D.; $300,000. Clydes Crossing: Traditions Investments-Anderson Ltd. to Drees Co. The; $105,000. 1080 Stratford Hill Drive: Thon Chris D. & Jennifer S. to Thon Chris D. & Jennifer S.; $285,000. 1155 Nordyke Road: Weber Chester B. & Sarah A. to Mckim Matthew T. & Krystin Y.; $205,500. 1323 Collinsdale Ave.: Withrow Eric S. to Klingensmith Kyle; $146,000. 1386 Washington Circle: Wright Patrick J. to Hessel Michael J. & Zulfia; $128,000. 1395 Dyer Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Eh Pooled Investments Lp; $25,000. 1458 Sigma Circle: Quiroz Alexander X. to Wildermuth Joseph; $146,000. 1517 Huntcrest Drive: Xu You-Hai & Ya-Qin Li to Huffsteder Kelly L. & Brian L.; $346,000. 1705 Fitzwalter Court: Bingham Nathan & Danielle to Szabo Kristin & Adam; $155,000. 1722 Friartuck Lane: Cippollone Jessica & Kevin Schultz to Cippollone Jessica; $63,500. 2236 Endovalley Drive: Kecman Kelly D. to Gusweiler Joseph S. & Jamie C.; $389,000. 2281 Shimmering Bay Lane: Kramer Kenneth & Kanessa A. to Ruano Ricardo S. & Tanja Ruano; $391,000. 272 Sunny Acres Drive: Pritchard William & Dolores to Osterfeld Kevin W. & Debra C.; $940,100. 437 Heathgate Road: Gray Lawrence H. & Leslie S. to

Desjardins Matthew T. & Amy L.; $476,500. 5673 Chestnut Ridge Drive: Terry Theodore L. & Claire M. to Kramer Kenneth & Kanessa A.; $545,000. 5868 Lengwood Drive: Price James B. & Barbara Warrick Price to Ragase Mark A.; $320,000. 6985 Turpin View Drive: Galioglu Ersin & Nelly P. Holguin to Workman Kristen M. & Richard R.; $490,000. 6993 Huntsman Court: Rusk Julia A. & Elliot M. to Galloway Beth & James; $165,000. 7164 Honeywood Court: Aylward Brandon S. & Elizabeth A. to Losee Sarah A. & Daniel A.; $139,900. 7343 Ridgepoint Drive: Bollman Donata A. to Rusk Julia A.; $82,000. 778 Kingswood Court: Hudson Jack G. & Ina W. to Riffle Sonia R. & Philip A.; $186,200. 7843 Woodstone Drive: Hedges Harold Tr to Reid Brian & Cynthia; $196,500. 7846 Eglington Court: Mcquery Cathy J. to Louis Jeffrey P. & Connie E.; $160,000. 7900 Kimbee Drive: Spanja Thomas F. & Constance G. to Boghossian Karen M. & Stephane L.; $232,000. 7991 Ayers Road: Collar Ltd. to Kitzmiller Laura H. Tr; $1,350,000. 7995 Ayers Road: Collar Ltd. to Kitzmiller Laura H. Tr; $1,350,000. 8200 Hopper Road: Woodall John to Demasters Joshua & Tiffany; $259,000. 8295 Tidewater Court: Butcher Dan K. & Kathleen R. to Custom Corporate Logistic LLC; $194,000. 8303 Little Harbor Drive: Marinich Shiloh D. to Lovell Robert A. & Micaela; $320,000. 869 Wismar Drive: Licata David K. & Susan M. to Allison Brian L. & Jennifer; $250,000. 959 Patricia Lane: Wharton Ryan A. & Kelly to Racicki Stephani Ann & Derek Robert; $137,000. 981 Nottingham Drive: Wright Larry Todd to Quigley James & Andrea; $275,000.


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Richard G. & Mary Jo to Held Andrew & Julie; $4,200. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Held Andrew C. & Julie B. to Haviland Richard & Mary Jo; $6,500. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Leach Mark & Ladonna to Held Andrew & Julie; $5,000. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Harbour Towne Yacht Club Association to Gaines Darian J.; $2,375.


1216 Dean Court: Mullins June B. to Weickert Phillip; $113,000. 1317 Deliquia Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Campbell Joshua & Angela; $51,000. 1491 Beacon St.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Aurigema Gerard C.; $23,500. 1632 Beacon St.: Hedges Danielle to Foster Tim & Erin Schodorf; $155,850. 2463 Cardinal Hill Court: Pietoso Cristian & Amanda to Bishara Anne; $176,000. 5202 Adena Trail: Campbell Erin C. to Luken Kelly M. & Samuel D.; $345,000. 5229 Salem Hills Lane: Story Jamie to Joseph Alicia K. & Kyle W. Houk; $188,000. 555 Sutton Road: Libby Barbara to Curry Andrea Vance & Jeffrey Eric; $300,000. 6121 Cambridge Ave.: Briggs Michele L. & Daniel J. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $80,000. 6426 Wildhaven Way: North Side Bank & Trust Co. Tr to Padjen James S. & Kerry L.; $169,000. 6830 Le Conte Ave.: Cheviot Savings Bank to Markesbery Ashley N.; $96,000.


3301 Ivy Hills Blvd.: Barker Peri M. Tr to Brigham Charles A. III Tr; $665,000. 3828 View St.: Davis Catherine Tr to D-C Homes Of Cincinnati L.; $12,000. 7138 Boston Way: Bertke Robert N. to Filuta Michael W. & Alyssa L. Gallas; $164,000. 7181 English Drive: Gaines Virgil A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $58,000. 5072 Village Drive: Dressler Thomas C. & Bonnie L. to Allcock Andrew & Trisha; $385,000.

Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash, Mercy Health's vice president of service lines Patti Schroer of Anderson Township and event co-chair and Wyoming resident Chris Dolle of AA Advisors plan for the “Evening of Hope ... A Celebration of Life” to benefit Cancer Support Community, set for Oct. 19. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Mercy Health renews as founding sponsor For the sixth year in a row, founding sponsor Mercy Health will return as a major supporter of “Evening of Hope…A Celebration of Life,” benefiting Cancer Support Community. The two organizations first created the fall gala in 2008 to celebrate cancer survivorship, the emotional and educational support available at Cancer Support Community, and Mercy’s commitment to excellence in cancer care. The event has grown every year, generating a cumulative total of nearly $600,000 to help fund Cancer Support Community’s free programs of support, education, and hope for people with cancer, their

families and friends, and cancer survivors. The 2013 event will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Pavilion and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and entertainment. Mercy Health has also been a leading partner in helping Cancer Support Community expand its offsite program offerings to locations across the Tristate in order to make it even easier for people affected by cancer to access the free cancer support programs. “We couldn’t ask for a better community partner than Mercy Health,” Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan said.

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