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Official’s deeds shocked woman

Public indecency charges are filed By Lisa Wakeland

A woman who accused Anderson Township Trustee Kevin O’Brien of exposing himself to her said she was shocked by the incident. O’Brien was arrested July 2 after being charged with three

counts of public indecency. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors the following day. Township resident Christine Wellborn, 46, filed a police report June 8 detailing the alleged incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of May 13. Wellborn said she discussed what happened that night with friends before deciding to go to police more than three weeks after the alleged incident. “It was a very difficult thing to

do, but I (went to the police) because it was the right thing to do,” she said. “My goal is to make sure that he doesn’t do something like that to someone else.” In the police report, Wellborn said she was visiting friends on Hopper Road and O’Brien showed up at the home around midnight. Around 1 a.m. May 13, she offered to drive O’Brien, 55, to his home because it was raining outside, according to the police report.

The complaint said that once they were in his driveway he asked her to dim her car lights and then O’Brien put his hand on her leg. She objected and told him to get out of the car and when he refused she reported O’Brien exposed himself and began masturbating, according to the police report. After claiming she had a gun, he finally got out of the car and she returned to the friends’ home, according to the police report.

Big focus will be on technology, economy By Forrest Sellers

Andrea Hyden's third-grade class at Wilson Elementary celebrates being the winner of the Spring Box Tops for Education contest. In three weeks, the class brought in 1,255 box tops, earning Wilson Elementary's PTA 10 cents per box top for programs and activities in 2013. The entire school brought in 10,227 box tops. Captain Scally (Zack Leopold), back center, from Scallywag Tag on Beechmont Avenue, presented each child with a free pass to Scallywag Tag and made each child a balloon animal or sword. THANKS TO JULIE SHEFFER

Fields get an assist from Reds By Rob Dowdy

Newtown will soon receive a donation of "diamond dirt" from the Reds Community Fund that will update and repair baseball diamonds at Moundview and Short parks in the village. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

said the league and community fund have worked together for several years, including the dedication of Marty Brennaman Field at Juilfs Park in the township about four years ago.

He said the dirt donation will greatly improve the Newtown fields. “Basically, it improves the fields and makes them more playable,” Lewis said. Village maintenance supervisor Ron Dickerson said the dirt is expected to be delivered within the next week and the village maintenance department, along with volunteers from the township little league, will be spreading the dirt and getting it prepared for upcoming baseball games. The Reds Community Fund has a field renovation program that has renovated more than 275 local fields since its inception in 2006. Renovations range from dirt donations to turf upgrades and fencing repairs.



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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — The Forest Hills Local School District is preparing for significant educational reform in the coming years. State-mandated changes in several content areas including mathematics and English language arts are anticipated. Debe Terhar, president of the state board of education, District 4, presented an overview of some of these changes in “Common Core Standards” during the June board of education meeting. Although Terhar said Ohio schools rank high compared to other schools nationally, she said the schools still need to do a better job of preparing students for college and a career. “Too many (students are) receiving diplomas without the necessary math and reading skills,” she said. “We have to prepare students of today for jobs that don’t exist.” She said a big focus will be on technology and the global economy. Terhar said problem solving and project-based learning will be essential in the updated “Common Core Standards” curriculum. As part of this shift, students also will be assessed differently. Instead of rankings such as

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NEWTOWN — The baseball fields in Newtown will look much different in the coming days. The village is getting a donation of “diamond dirt” for its baseball fields courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund. Fields at Moundview and Short parks will be rejuvenated with new dirt because of the community fund and the participation of Anderson Township Little League, which rents the village fields and has a longstanding partnership with the community fund. Anderson Township Little League president Jay Lewis

O’Brien declined to comment on the charges or reported incident. There is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1, before Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker. Rucker also heard the 2010 case where township residents petitioned the court to have O’Brien’s surety bond increased from the state minimum of $1,000 because of questions surround-

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Anderson Twp. considers electric aggregation By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township residents could see some electric savings this year if township officials move forward with an electric aggregation proposal. Assistant Administrator Suzanne Parker said they’ve been looking at op-

tions for electric aggregation, where township officials would negotiate with electric companies for a lower rate, with the average price falling between 4 cents and 6 cents per kilowatt hour. Township officials let staff examine electric bills from earlier this year and Parker said they learned

electric cost savings could range from $17 to $29 per month. “I think there is a potential savings (for residents) and recommend we go the route of an opt-in program,” she said. “It’s a more immediate approach and people have a choice (to join).” If the township decided

Newtown getting a helping hand By Rob Dowdy

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in Newtown are working hand-in-hand with the Cincinnati Museum Center on the village’s new project. The village is in the midst of renovations that will lead to the creation of a Native American Museum. The museum center has agreed to work with the village to complete the museum. Councilman Chuck

Short said the partnership will better allow the village, which has hired Roth Partnership for the design work on the entire building, to organize and properly layout the Native American artifacts currently resting in the administration building’s basement. “We’re very, very proud of what the village center will look like,” Short said. “That’ll be an attraction for village residents and residents all around.”

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aggregation before presenting the plan to the trustees. If everything goes smoothly, the trustees could consider the electric aggregation program at the July 19 meeting. If the trustees approve this program, Parker said they’d work to educate residents about potential savings.


If the case or charges affect his attendance at decision-making meetings Reis said business can technically go on as usual. “With two (trustees) we do have a quorum, but we’ll have to be careful with our voting because it’s not as easy with a three-member board,” she said. O’Brien is also facing new calls to step down from office following this arrest. Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou released a statement July 2 once again urging O’Brien to give up his seat. “The tawdry allegations raise even more serious concerns about this man’s ability to properly serve as an elected official,” Triantafilou said.

“Mr. O’Brien should resign immediately, deal with the pending criminal charges against him, and return to private life. The citizens of Anderson Township deserve much better.” O’Brien has resisted previous calls to resign from residents and local officials after a report detailing his lifetime ban from the securities industry came to light following his election in November 2009. That report from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) alleged O’Brien misappropriated more than $300,000 of a client’s money for his personal use and failed to report outside business activity while he was employed at Robert W. Baird and Co. He was discharged from the company in 2008 and agreed to the FINRA sanctions without admitting or denying the allegations. Robert W. Baird and Co. sued O’Brien in April 2010 for repayment of $336,175 from a settlement the company made with a client. He denied those allegations and the case was settled this March, but terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In 2011, the Ohio Division of Securities accused O’Brien of violating state law by giving investment advice without a license. He signed a consent agreement with the state agency after it issued a cease and desist order to prevent O’Brien from receiving compensation for investment advice without the proper license, and ordered him to refund fees for at least two clients.

ing his previous financial dealings. The bond was set at $25,000 and O’Brien agreed to that amount before the case went to trial. Anderson Township Trustee Peggy Reis said counsel has advised the board and staff not to comment on pending public indecency charges against O’Brien. “We want the facts in the case to stand on their own and not jeopardize the case in any way,” she said. The day of his arrest it was unknown if O’Brien would show up at future township meetings, but he did attend an interim workshop meeting July 5.




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Mayor Curt Cosby said the contract with the museum center could also lead to the village’s museum gaining loaned items from the center. Newtown is currently preparing renovations to the former fire station, 3537 Church St., and village administration offices.

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Woman’s Art Club plans to bring world art to local venue By Lisa Wakeland


The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati will give visitors a chance to experience art from around the world during two family-friendly events this month. On Saturday, July 14, several pieces of art from the Cincinnati Art Museum will be on display in the gallery of the club’s Cultural Center in Mariemont, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Works include everything from a painting by Vincent Van Gogh to a Palestinian glass jar from the late first century. “One interesting thing about (the exhibit) is it’s being used as a guide for teachers when they’re giving their summer classes,” said Lynn Long, executive director of the center. “They can see what makes a work a masterpiece and how art has changed over time. It include early primitive work to fine portraiture.” A docent from the museum will lead a free tour beginning at 11 a.m. and explain the pieces significance in the history of art and the time when the works were created. The exhibit includes both original works and reproductions and is on display through the end of the month. Later this month, artist Judy Dominic will conduct a mud cloth workshop for families. Dominic said her interest in this traditional African art form started

Artist Judy Dominic will lead a mud cloth workshop July 28 at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont. FILE PHOTO

because her sons would always play and run through the mud. “I kept trying to get (the clothes) clean, but then I remembered hearing about a technique in Africa where they put dirt on cloth for design,” she said. “I thought I’d try to figure it out.” In Mali, where bogolan fini is a popular tradition, families and artisans use natural dyes and black mud from the Niger River to created the designs, Dominic explained. Dominic uses dirt found in the area for her pieces and said treating both the cloth and

the mud itself helps the color adhere. During the workshop, which costs $10 for a family of four and includes supplies, she’ll demonstrate traditional designs and how to create mud cloth. “It’s quite fun and it’s like painting only we’re using dirt,” she said. “You can’t get more simple than that.” There are two one-hour sessions, and participants can bring other items to transform into mud cloth, but those should be prewashed, 100 percent natural fabric such as cotton or silk.

The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center is hosting two family-friendly world art experiences in July. Visit or call 272-3700 to register or for more information. The center, also known as The Barn, is at 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont. » Cincinnati Art Museum Off the Wall exhibit. A docent will lead a free tour at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14. It includes paintings, sculpture and other art from around the world. Participants should register for the tour online. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 14-15, 22 and 28-29. » Artist Judy Dominic will lead a mud cloth workshop Saturday, July 28. There are two onehour sessions beginning at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The workshop costs $10 for a family of four and includes a bandana and supplies.

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The Hamilton County Park District is hosting two, free family events at the Seasongood Nature Center in Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. The first program begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Participants can try to catch lightning bugs and learn more about these insects. Bats are the topic of the next event, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15. Participants can learn more about the beneficial mammals that populate Hamilton County.

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Mercy Health's Mobile Mammography Units will be in several communities in July. On Friday, July 13, the unit will be at River Downs, 6301Kellogg Ave., and Saturday, July 28, it will be at Beech Acres RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave.

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Interstate 275 between Kellogg Avenue and Five Mile Road will be reduced to one lane until about July 21. Crews are upgrading bridge decks in the area and traffic delays are expected. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on southbound I-275 in the area. Motorists should pay attention to sign boards and slow down in the construction zone.

Meeting canceled

The Anderson Township Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, July 23, has been postponed. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road.

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The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2011-2012.

Kindergarten Citizenship - Brandon Bailey, Montez Buchanon, Nasir Dewberry, Alexis Gatian, Kara Happenny, Joshua Hickman, Alijah Howard, Tim Hysell, Ashlee Jackson-Sipe, Lucas Jansen, Carmen Jetter, Nevaeh Jordan, Kondara Kalo, Bryce Keith, Brylee Kelso, Megan Kerth, Camerin Mobley, Canaan Montgomery, Emily Murphy, Kayla Oritz, Nick Pasco, Melanie Rangel, Alex Schetzer, Dominick Whitaker and Lilli Wright. Perfect Attendance - Katherine Adams, Yagoub (Jacob) Andria, Kondara Kalo and Ryan Ollis.

First Grade

Camren Adams offers some advice to Jack Fullen as he feeds a bottle to a baby goat during the Village Preschool's visit to Sunrock Farm. THANKS TO ANNA GRISI


After studying farms in the classroom, students from The Village Preschool's 4-year-old classes were able to experience all they had learned through hands-on animal and nature activities during a recent field trip to Sunrock Farm.

Chase Grisi and Savannah Bailey, both students at the Village Preschool, delight at the opportunity to feed hungry goats during their visit to Sunrock Farm. THANKS TO ANNA GRISI

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» Jamie Kolb of Mount Washington and Benjamin Dermeritt of Anderson Township were both named to the spring dean’s list at Wilmington College. » Mathew R. Johnson, son of Greg and Nicola Johnson of Mount Washington, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans’ list for the spring semester. He is a junior majoring in pharmacy. » Ryan Fehrenbach of Cincinnati was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Walsh University. » Cincinnati residents who made the dean’s list at DePaul University for the winter quarter are Erin Bruemmer, Marissa

French, William Pesta, Natalie Pogue, Emma Sheer, John Solomon, Chloe Stagaman and Travis Stelzer. » Andrew Cruse, Turpin High School class of 2008, is on the dean's list at Miami University spring semester 2012. He is majoring in special education. Cruse is the son of Laurie Cruse and Mark Cruse.


Alexandra Jones of Cincinnati, a senior at Wake Forest University, was recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, which invites for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities.

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Zachary Bailey of Cincinnati is one of 11 undergraduate students named to the Dean's Scholars Society in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences. A senior biochemistry major, Bailey is the son of Tom and Tina Bailey.


» Alana Dillon of Anderson Township recently graduated from Northen Kentucky University Magna Cum Laude. Majoring in Spanish/business, she will start this month at Fith Third Bank in the customer service/support department.

Citizenship - Jada Adamski, Samuel Armstrong, Chase Bachelder, Chelsea Bynum, Michael Carlson, Katherine Ehlers, Abigail Gross, Griffin Harding, Max Kearns, Kaitlyn Lang, Maddux Ledbetter, Angel Lunsford, Daisha MacInnis, Lynae Mann, Adrian Martyniuk, Olivia Matheney, Miesah McDowell, Emma McShane, Kaleb Montgomery, Jayda Mosley, Dylan Nance, Cayden Napier, Oscar Noah, Sarah Osman, Lucas Pond, Riley Reynolds, Rudi Sweet, Madylan Turning, Anthony Ware, Donte Weaver, Bryson Weir, Annaliese Whetstone, Lillian Williams and Jada Wright. Perfect Attendance - Griffin Harding, Ahmed Kalo, Angel Lunsford, Adrian Martyniuk, Olivia Matheney, Jackson Ness and Sarah Osman. Principal's Honors - Jada Adamski, Katherine Elhers, Abigail Gross, Griffin Harding, Olivia Matheney, Miesah McDowell, Sarah Osman, Riley Reynolds and Bryson Weir. First Honors - Dylan Barrett, Jocelyn Coorey, Max Kearns, Kaitlyn Lang, Maddux Ledbetter, Daisha MacInnis, Lynae Mann, Adrian Martyniuk, Jackson Ness, Lucas, Pond, Isabelle Robinson, Anthony Ware and Jada Wright. Second Honors - Samuel Armstrong, Diamond Arnold, Kane Breen, Michael Carlson, Elias Coorey, Braden Daniels, Caylynne Farthing, Jesse Harris, Julian Luft, Angel Lunsford, David McCane, Dylan Nance, Oscar Noah, Cohen Schaefer, Rudi Sweet, Madylan Turning, Annaliese Whetstone and Lillian Williams.

Second Grade Citizenship - Melina Armentrout, Spencer Ast, Trentyn Bocks, Dameon Coates, Joshua Coyne, Lani Daniels, Emma Evans, Carson Francis, Daniel Geeding, Evelyn Haskin, Asia Howard, Gianna Hysell, Brandon James, Jakob Johnson, Myauna McDowell, Tyrone McKee, Darius Morgan, Seth Mundy, Sarah Murphy, Kye Oldiges, Haylie Oetzel, Arianna Palmer, Deangelo Prude, Abigail Rothwell, Michelle Simpson, Cheyenne Smith-Gardner, Gabriel Soto Cruz, Leilani Velez and Rayna Williams. Perfect Attendance - Melina Armentrout, Carson Francis, Mackenzie Horsley, Gianna Hysell, Brandon James, Jakob Johnson, Eva Karim, Haylie Oetzel, Kye Oldiges and David Warren. Principal’s Honors - Carson Francis, Daniel Geeding, Evelyn Haskin, Gianna Hysell and Sarah Murphy. First Honors - Melina Armentrout, Joshua Coyne, Lani Daniels, Emma Evans, Kris-

topher Haithcoat, Mackenzie Horsley, Asia Howard, Brandon James, Logan Nash, Arianna Palmer, Leilani Velez, David Warren and Rayna Williams. Second Honors - Trentyn Bocks, Chase Broerman, Dameon Coates, Tyrone McKee, Seth Mundy, Haylie Oetzel, Deangelo Prude, Abigail Rothwell, Jordan Savage, Michelle Simpson, Cheyenne Smith-Garner and Jacob Stamper.

Third Grade Citizenship - Kyle Barrett, Trinity Cecil, Laramyia Cobb, Jerome Collins, Mahayla Collins, Vanessa English, Josey Estepp, Janae Ferguson, Patience Gabbard, Fallon Gatian, Jacob Griswold, Elexis Hollis, Rachel Hughes, Gary Jones, Ethan Ligon, Brandon Morgan, Annie Peskin, Lexie Pine, Brooklyn Poff, Charles Pond, Brandon Roberts, Sean Rudd, Kyran Ruff, Kelsea Schmidt, Kala Simpson, Ethan Streaker and Ricky Watkins. Perfect Attendance - Samantha Bonnell, Elijah Boots, Vanessa English, Jared Oldiges, Lexie Pine, Brooklyn Poff and Charles Pond. Principal’s Honors - Samantha Bonnell, Jacob Griswold, Elexis Hollis and Rachel Hughes. First Honors - Trinity Cecil, Vanessa English, Janae Ferguson, Patience Gabbard, Ethan Ligon, Lexie Pine, Brooklyn Poff, Charles Pond, Brandon Roberts and Sean Rudd. Second Honors - Laramyia Cobb, Jerome Collins, Josey Estepp, Kyler Fox, Fallon Gatian, Gary Jones, Billy Knott, Annie Peskin and Brandon Schaeffer.

Fourth Grade Citizenship - Jenna Adams, Christopher Adamski, Luke Barham, Shayla Bennett, Elizabeth Bonnell, Taylor Campbell, Kayla Corn, Eloise Coyne, Chloe Crosthwaite, Christian Decker, Jasmine Frost, Allyson Graves, Cameron Hummons, Dalianis Isaac, Evan Karim, Brian Lunsford, Kaliea Marshall, Emma Martyniuk, Heather McCane, Zaria Mills, Simon Noah, Aryana Redhouse, Nathan Remotigue, Serenity Roberts, Victoria Schaefer, A'miya Stallworth, Donte' Turner, Miranda Watson, Logan Wilson and Julia Ziesemer. Perfect Attendance - Luke Barham, Evan Karim, Brian Lunsford, Rimsky Mann, Robert McCane, Nathan Remotigue, Serenity Roberts, Donte' Turner, Miranda Watson and Logan Wilson. Principal’s Honors - Elizabeth Bonnell, Taylor Campbell, Nathan Remotigue, Aryanna Redhouse and Julia Ziesemer. First Honors - Luke Barham, Eloise Coyne, Chloe Crosthwaite, Jasmine Frost, Allyson Graves, Cameron Hummons, Dalianis Isaac, Risky Mann, Kaliea Marshall, Emma Martyniuk, Jordan Myrick, Cherokee Reynolds, Victoria Schaefer and Logan Wilson. Second Honors - Jenna Adams, Christopher Adamski, Nick Ballard, Shayla Bennett, Kayla Corn, Christian Decker, Kyshawn Evans, Mahoganie Hill, Briana Hoover, Brian Lunsford, Heather McCane, Simon Noah, A'miya Stallworth, Donte' Turner and Miranda Watson.

Fifth Grade Citizenship - Isabelle Angel, John Arbogast, Ariel Bailey, Cameron Bynum, Dymon Early, Gabby Gagen, Deasiah Gans, Andrea Goodwin, Brogan Harding, Shea Jenkins, Jacob Matheney, Adriyan Minor, Rebecca Reynolds,

Nicole Rothwell, Brittany Schmidt, Brooklyn Stone, Ainsley Sweet, Amber Vaughn, Hannah Watkins and Celia Wissman. Perfect Attendance - Ariel Bailey, Stephanie Boots, Cameron Bynum, Dasani Ivory, Cierra Knight, Jackson Lark, Jacob Matheney, Adriyan Minor, Brittany Schmidt, Robert Mraz, Amber Vaughn and Celia Wissman. Principal’s Honors - Ariel Bailey, Jacob Matheney, Adriyan Minor, Amber Peskin and Celia Wissman. First Honors - John Arbogast, Brennan Bocks, Stephanie Boots, Cameron Bynum, Deasiah Gans, Andrea Goodwin, Brogan Harding, Shea Jenkins, Cierra Knight, Riley McIntyre, Rebecca Reynolds, Nicole Rothwell, Savannah Strange and Ainsley Sweet. Second Honors - Isabelle Angel, Dylan Crain, Dymon Early, Dasani Ivory, Anastasia Johnson, Jackson Lark, Sabrina Miller, Justin Montgomery, Zachery Pearson, Amber Vaughn and Hannah Watkins.

Sixth Grade Citizenship - Ian Abrahams, Devon Brown, Jared Brown, Courtney Bynum, Sarah Cahill, Jordan Campbell, Cole Fields, Alyssa Flege, Hannah Gagen, Madalyn Graves, Jevaughnie Hall, Elizabeth Jones, Ashley Lang, Feyi Oyediran, Pari Patel, Jane Paulson, Michelle Rhodes, Sydney Rhone, Mary Ann Smith, Kevin Snider and Mia Van Bever. Perfect Attendance - Wadie Aburas, Jayvon Brewster, Madalyn Graves, Elizabeth Jones, Ian Pond and Aaron Savage. Principal’s Honors - Jevaughnie Hall and Michelle Rhodes. First Honors - Jeremy Barrett, Sarah Cahill, Madalyn Graves, Elizabeth Jones, Ashley Lang and Sydney Rhone. Second Honors - Ian Abrahams, Daysha Bennett, Devon Brown, Jared Brown, Courtney Bynum, Jordan Campbell, Alyssa Flege, Trinity Johnson, Ben Levin, Christian McRoy, Justin Myrick, Feyi Oyediran, Pari Patel, Jane Paulson, Mary Ann Smith, Kevin Snider and Mia Van Bever.

Seventh Grade Citizenship - Jinelyz Acosta, Donavan Bingle, Hannah Colwell, Annaliet Delgado, Levi Dowers, Matt Lane, Alexus Lunsford, Megha Patel, Anna Simpson and Chloe Sweet. Perfect Attendance - Tyler Bynum, Cedric Harris and Aaron Hudson. First Honors - Annaliet Delgado, Megha Patel and Chloe Sweet. Second Honors - Dyamond Coates, Levi Dowers, Cedric Harris, Tyauna McFarland, Alexus Lunsford, Megha Patel and McKenzie Wilson.

Eighth Grade Citizenship - Riyyad Amidou, Jimmie Brandt, Nico Brown, Gabrielle Clark, Nicole Faulkner, Chelsie Gamble, Lydia Hargrove, Isaiah Johnson, Alex Kirkland, Kris Richardson, Alec Rothwell, Trey Strange and Roland Turner. Perfect Attendance - Riyyad Amidou, Jack Cornett, Mekhi Hardy, Kuku Karim, Alexandria Kirkland, Alexis Kirkland, Jade McIntyre, Kris Richardson, Kayla Shelton and Je'Shon Smith. First Honors - Nico Brown, Lydia Hargrove and Alexis Kirkland. Second Honors - Jimmie Brandt, Nicole Faulkner, Mulan Greenway, Jade McIntyre and Alicia Porter.









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Turpin grad to try out for MLL By Nick Dudukovich

ANDERSON TWP. — After helping to pioneer the early days of the Turpin lacrosse program, Christian Furbay went on to a record-setting career at the University of Dayton. The recent college graduate went on to become the Flyers leading scorer and is one of the rare Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association members to be a voted a three-time, first-team Division II All-American. Furbay’s always had a knack for scoring, ever since his twin brother, Phillip, encouraged him to play the sport competitively as

“I came into a game and scored a few goals and I got more confidence.”

Christian Furbay, left, a 2008 graduate of Turpin High School, played lacrosse for the University of Dayton and set the school's all-time scoring record. THANKS TO CHARLIE MARK


of his Flyer freshman season

an eighth-grader. The fast pace and contact aspect of the sport interested Furbay, who was a football player during his prep days and starred at defensive back for the Spartans’ 2007 regional runner-up squad. “(Lacrosse) was a little more fast-paced than baseball and there’s a lot of contact , so I guess being a football player my whole life, the contact was a huge plus,”

Furbay said. Furbay left Dayton having scored 162 goals with 73 assists and 235 points over his four

years. According to his college coach, Charlie Mark, Furbay worked to learn how to create scoring opportunities by dodging opponents while keeping his head up. The hard work paid off as Furbay built off the natural talent he used in high school to become a stellar college player. “At Turpin High School, he simply went to the cage to score. At Dayton, he develop his burst speed with his head up…to make scoring situations,” Mark said by

email. It was early in his freshman season Furbay found out he’d be able to thrive at the college game. The Flyers played in a national tournament in Atlanta and Furbay made an immediate impact. “I came into a game and scored a few goals and I got more confidence,” he said. Furbay, who is looking for a job in the banking and finance industry, is still very involved with lacrosse. He coaches for the Cincinnati Royals, a club lacrosse program made up 365 kids that spans from the eighth through 12th grades. And his playing days might not be over just yet. Furbay said he plans to try out for Major League Lacrosse early next year.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Anderson cheer camp The Anderson High School Redskin cheerleaders are having a youth cheerleading camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Nagel Middle School Gym, which is air-conditioned. Anyone between the ages of 6 and sixth grade are encouraged to participate. Cost is $25 per participant, and includes a T-shirt and DVD of material learned. Participants will learn motions, jumps, sidelines chants, a cheer and a dance. Material will be customized for entire organizations/teams who sign up together. To arrange for customized material, contact Katie Ritter at All participants are invited to cheer at an Anderson varsity football game on Sept. 21. To register, visit youthcamp.htm.

Bill Williamson - with his father, Chuck, serving as caddy - won the 103rd Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship at Summit Hills Country Club June 30. MARK D. MOTZ/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Practice makes Met

PERFECT for Williamson

Anderson attorney wins annual tourney By Mark D. Motz

Through the course of the summer, Summit Country Day School will have about 50 day camps, academic classes and sports camps for all different ages – plus the Montessori program goes through the summer. Visit to see full course descriptions.

Anderson camps Registration for Anderson High School Summer Athletic Camps still under way include: Boys’ soccer, July 16-19 Volleyball, July 23-26 Wrestling, visit for

Complete player basketball camps Registration is going on for three Complete Player Basketball camps conducted by Northern Kentucky University NCAA Division II AllAmerican Craig Sanders. The camp is for players entering second through ninth grades. The last scheduled camp is at Mt. Washington Rec Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 23-26. This camp is for boys and costs $105. A $10 coupon is available Camp includes league and tournament play, a summer workout packet, Complete Player T-shirt, one-on-one-half-on-two tournament, hot shot, jersey day, guest speakers, go for it, buzzer beater, drills, a free throw shootout, 10point game, stations, collegesimulated individual workouts and awards. Points of emphasis are footwork, change of speed, mental toughness, quick first step, shooting off the screen, quick release, instilling hard work, handling pressure, having fun, finishing, moving without the ball and defensive work. Call 910-1043, or e-mail



ANDERSON TWP. — They call it the rock pile, and it doesn’t officially open until 8:30 every morning. Yet the staff at Coldstream Country Club makes sure to have balls on the driving range for early risers. Frequently among them is member Bill Williamson – a 1995 Loveland High School grad and Anderson Township resident – who often practices before heading to work as an attorney at the downtown firm Strauss Troy. From the rock pile to a course PGA head professional Bill Schuetz described as “brick” in a hot, dry tournament, Williamson won the 103rd Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship June 27 to 30 at Summit Hills Country Club. Williamson, 35, edged

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details. For a registration form and more details, visit Anderson High School’s website anderson and click on “Links” found in the navigation bar on the left side of the page, under athletics select the “Athletic Summer Camp Schedule.”

McNicholas High School graduate Michael Oberschmidt – playing out of Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown reached the quarterfinals of the Met. He knocked off eight-time champion Jim Volpenhein 4-and-2 in the round of 16 before falling 3-and-2 against Ward.

Anderson resident Bill Williamson strikes a fairway iron during to final round of the 103rd Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship . MARK D. MOTZ University of Cincinnati golfer David Tepe 1-up in the finals. He is the first Coldstream golfer to win the Met since Wes Homan took the

title in 2006. “It feels great,” he said, admiring the silver bowl trophy he won for his efforts. “There are going to be a lot of memories from this week.” Not least among them will be the thought of his 65-yearold father, Chuck, as his caddy. “It’s so special to have him See MET GOLF, Page A7

Eight more Anderson High School make their commitment to play sports in college next year. Participating in the final athletic signing ceremony for the 2011-2012 school year re: Matt O'Connell (baseball, Thomas More), Nick Mason (baseball, Parkland College), Ben Lemaster (baseball, University of Cumberlands), Matt Birkenhauer (baseball, Transylvania), Kelly Bose (lacrosse, Indiana Tech), Nicki Holtkamp (swimming, Wright State), Ryan Strunk (soccer, Cincinnati State), and Tyler Gumbert (soccer, Cincinnati State). A total of 18 Anderson athletes have announced commitments to play college-level sports. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS





The Cincinnati United Southeast Soccer Club U9 Premier Girls Team "Blue Lightning" win the Copa Division of the 2012 Cincinnati United Elite Invitational. Blue Lightning advanced to the final with wins over Carmel United (Indianapolis, Ind.), OP Eagles (Columbus), and WVSC Rowdies (West Virginia). From left, they are: Back, Emma Schmelzer, Emma McSwigan, Savanah Jostworth and Kendall Pieples; front, Meghan Cissell, Sabrina Buechly, Jordan Geis and Bridget Schumacher. Coaches are Tom McSwigan, left, and Greg Pieples. THANKS TO

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The deadline for local softball teams to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament is set for 11 p.m., Monday, July 16. To participate in the Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament, teams must fill out an application and be sanctioned by both the American Softball Association and World Softball League. The entry fee is $295 per team.

Applications can be found online at or the Rumpke Park offices. The Metro Tournament features all levels of play for men’s and women’s softball, from ultra-competitive to recreational co-ed teams. The majority of the two-week tournament will be at Rumpke Park, with some games played MidAmerica Ballyard and Westside Sports Park. Now in its 60th year, the

tournament kicks off with a bracket drawing and a homerun derby on Tuesday, July 24, at Rumpke Park. Games officially begin on Thursday, July 26, starting with the Metro All-Star Games July 26 and 27, which features last year’s championship winners. New this year, the Metro will feature an Elite Division for select teams by invitation only. This exclusive tournament takes place the first weekend, July 27-29.

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on the bag for ever how many holes I played this week,” Williamson said. “Having him here, my mom, my wife, my daughter, it’s a team effort. They all sacrificed so I could play this week.” Williamson chatted with his coach Sonny Rinala on the eve of the finals looking for a way to get his putting in order. “I really hadn’t been putting very well early in the week and was beating people with good ball striking,” he said. “He gave me a few thoughts, more than anything mechanical, and it really helped.” Trailing Tepe by a hole - the first time he was down the entire tourna-

ment - after nine, Williamson got up and down from short of the green on the par-three 10th to halve the hole and drained a 20-foot sidehill birdie putt on the 11th to level the match. He made birdie on the 12th, but Tepe had an eagle to retake the lead. Williamson drew even again at the 14th, leaving his birdie putt inches short for a tap-in par, while Tepe’s par attempt lipped out. The decisive blow came on the 15th as Williamson dropped an 18-footer for birdie to regain a lead he never relinquished as the players halved the final three holes. “I couldn’t wait for him to make a mistake,” Williamson said. “I had to be aggressive and I knew it would take birdies to win holes. I had a similar putt

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(in the semifinal) and used that tip to help me get relaxed and make a good putt.” Williamson reached match play with rounds of 72 at Hyde Park Country Club and 74 at Summit Hills, good for a 13thplace tie in the strokeplay qualifier. (Tepe was medalist with a 69-69-138 in qualifying.) In match play Williamson beat Ryan Denney 6-and-5, Derek Gustofson 6-and-5, Joe Kastelic 2-up and Blake Hamilton 5and-4 to reach the semifinals, where he beat defending state amateur champion Korey Ward 1-up. “It’s such a grueling test,” Williamson said. “It’s a lot of golf in a week – eight rounds in six days - and a lot of really good competition. It feels good to win.”

If you’ve ever felt motivated to begin an exercise program to walk or run and then you lost interest, here is a training program just for you… join other beginners, joggers and walkers, and discover the benefits of getting fit. Our eight week program offers you an enjoyable way to train and participate in a 5k event in your neighborhood. The program is convenient to you and your schedule. When We begin training on Monday, July 16. We meet weekly, every Monday and Thursday ending September 6. Two separate groups each day. One meets at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 6:30 p.m. This is an eight week program leading up to the Run to Remember; Saturday, September 8; 8:30 a.m. Starts and ends at Beech Acres Park. Where Our first group meets at the Anderson Center on Five Mile Road. Who Beginning walkers and runners (however, anyone wishing to join is welcome). The training group is limited to 50 participants for each session (a.m. and p.m.) Cost to Join $50.00 - which includes perks, gift cards, information, an award celebration evening and a lot of fun!



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Editor: Eric Spangler,, 576-8251


Pompeii exhibit is an eye-opener If one of the seven hills of our city were actually a volcano would you survive the eruption? Though hypothetical, this question did come to mind when I visited the exciting exhibit A Day in Pompeii at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). The exhibit, which is open now through August 12, takes a journey through the life of a Pompeian citizen before chronicling the destruction and preservation that took place after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. As someone who has visited Pompeii, Italy, I had certain expectations. There were some aspects that triggered my memories, but I was surprised by all of the new information I absorbed from my two-hour visit. When walking the actual streets of Pompeii it’s like a ghost town with an eerie, empty feel. However, entering the

exhibit at CMC was a much more lively experience. I felt immediately immersed in the world of the Lauren citizens and Mongelluzzo COMMUNITY PRESS got a more realistic grasp GUEST COLUMNIST on their culture. The artifacts, which include jewelry, money, and food specimens, humanized the people. My favorite example is the slabs on the wall that have graffiti with content that matches what you would find on an overpass today. It was surprising to realize which things are still the same, and interesting to learn about those that were different. The audio guide that I listened to as I toured pointed out aspects that I would not

CH@TROOM July 4 question Will you be attending, participating in or volunteering at the World Choir Games. Why or why not?

“With the heat index at 100 degrees I suspect I will avoid the choir games. Thousands of foreign visitors can bring in a few unique diseases. Downtown can be great with many visitors in town. But it also brings out the full caldron of beggars and the pseudo homeless. The old free parking after 6 p.m. has gone away thanks to City Clown-Sale rate changes, cabs and Red Valet

NEXT QUESTION What is/are your favorite Olympic sports to watch? Why? Is the “Olympic ideal” still relevant? Why or why not? Every week The Forest HillsJournal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

tags on the meters. Outside of the Banks, I doubt I will see any of downtown or the choir games. Go figure!” T.D.T.

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY FEDERAL U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt 2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-7846366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-354-1440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 684-1021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: 713 Hart Senate

Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202228-6321. E-mail: Web site:

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

STATE State Rep. Peter Stautberg 34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-6446886; fax: 614-719-3588.

have noticed otherwise and made the experience much more enjoyable. And while looking at tangible objects put things into perspective, the short films placed throughout the exhibit brought it all together. Suddenly, this civilization was not something I had to imagine because I had all the tools to visualize it for what it really was. I entered the latter part of the exhibit, which begins with a video that chronicles the 24 hours of Mt. Vesuvius’s eruption, and ended up sitting through the show twice because I found it so compelling. Realizing the fate of the Pompeians and the natural power of the volcano was awe-inspiring. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the exhibit (and of the actual town) was the body casts. These creations from the site left me thinking

long after I walked out the door. This room had a much different feel, and though it was tastefully simple I spent the most time there. I could not help but notice that I was not alone when I lingered at each part of the exhibit. Kids, students, couples young and old were gathering around pedestals or vying for seats in the theaters. For those that have not had the opportunity to see Pompeii firsthand, the exhibit at Museum Center provides an eyeopening view into the lives and last day of these sophisticated and dynamic people, and into that time period in general. I encourage you to visit A Day in Pompeii and find out where you would have fit in, and if you would have lived to tell the tale. Lauren Mongelluzzo is a Museum Center summer volunteer.

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Renewed focus on veterans’ mental health vital for success U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning veterans. As these newest veterans return home, we must ensure that they have access to quality mental health care in order to successfully make this transition to civilian life. Last year, VA provided specialty mental health services to more than 1.3 million veterans – a 35 percent increase since 2007 in the number of veterans who received mental health services at VA. That’s why it was recently announced that VA will add an additional 1,600 mental health staff professionals and an additional 300 support staff members nationwide. The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center had already increased its staffing to meet the current demand for mental health services so we received two new positions to enhance our services. These efforts to hire more mental health professionals build on our record of service to veterans. President Obama, Secretary Shinseki and the CVAMC leadership have devoted more people, programs and resources to veteran mental health services. VA has increased the mental health care budget by 39 percent since

2009. What’s more, we’ve increased the number of mental health staff members by 41 percent since 2007. Linda That means Smith today, we have COMMUNITY PRESS a team of proGUEST COLUMNIST fessionals that’s 20,590 strong – all dedicated to providing much-needed direct mental health treatment to veterans. While we have made great strides to expand mental health care access, we have much more work to do. The men and women who have had multiple deployments over a decade of combat have carried a tremendous burden for our country. That’s why Secretary Shinseki has challenged the department to improve upon our progress and identify barriers that prevent veterans from receiving timely treatment. As we meet with veterans here in Cincinnati, we learn firsthand what we need to do to improve access to care. Secretary Shinseki has sought out the hardest-to-reach, most underserved places – from the remote areas of Alaska to inner city Philadelphia – to hear directly from Veterans and employees. We’re taking action to reach out to those who need mental health care instead

of waiting for them to come to us. Our mission is to increase access to our care and services. We’ve greatly increased the number of Veterans Readjustment Counseling Centers (Vet Centers) throughout the country. We’ve also developed an extensive suicide prevention program that saves lives every day. For example, our team at the Veteran Crisis Line has fielded more than 600,000 calls from veterans in need and helped rescue more than 21,000 veterans who were in immediate crisis. That’s 21,000 veterans who have been saved. The mental health of America’s veterans not only touches those of us at VA and the Department of Defense, but also families, friends, co-workers and people in our communities. We ask that you urge veterans in your communities to reach out and connect with VA services. To locate the nearest VA facility or Vet Center for enrollment and to get scheduled for care, veterans can visit VA’s website at Immediate help is available at or by calling the Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (push 1) or texting 838255. Linda Smith is Cincinnati Veterans Affairs medical director.

Clean water is essential to good community health

Have you ever thought about how many times you interact with water on a daily basis? Go ahead, count the number of times. I bet the number you came up with is higher than you expected. That‘s true for most people. Water is such an intricate part of our daily lives and we don’t realize how valuable and important it is to our health and our community. For me, water is life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, use it to wash my clothes and my dish-

es, I wash my hands with it, not to mention outside uses like washing my car and watering my lawn. Biju At Greater George Cincinnati COMMUNITY PRESS Water Works, GUEST COLUMNIST our mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excel-



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lent services. Our engineers, water quality experts and water distribution and supply specialists constantly assess the needs of our customers, identifying areas of demand, monitoring and upgrading our infrastructure and developing a plan to keep high quality water flowing. In 2013, our state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment facility will be brought online to protect against potential micro-organisms like cryptosporidium. When the facility is

operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration and granular activated carbon. All the while members of our information technology, business and billing teams research and implement the latest technologies to help keep us on the cutting edge of customer service. Many of our local businesses can’t manufacture their products, our hospitals can’t treat patients and our schools can’t teach tomorrow’s leaders.

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

On behalf of every GCWW employee, I am proud to report that our water met or exceeded all state and federal health standards in 2011, as it always has. To view our 2011 Water Quality Report, which highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment processes, visit Biju George is interim director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

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.





Audrey Dammarell, left, blows bubbles with her mom, Jenny, and sister, Maura.

Picnic in the park

Hundreds of kids and adults recently enjoyed a gooey lunch at Beech Acres Park during the Grilled Cheese Wednesdays event. Anderson Township Park District staff served up grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and drinks to hungry patrons who later played around the park or relaxed in the sun. The next Grilled Cheese Wednesdays are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 18 and Aug. 8 and Aug. 29.

Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

Philip McComas, 2, of Kennedy Heights, takes a big bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich. Nick Morgan, 7, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., left, plays on top of the rock climbing structure with Seth Williams, 9, and his brother, Ian, 6, of Anderson Township.

Noah Adams, 2, of Glencoe, Ky., plays at Beech Acres Park.

Jenny Garamy brought her daughters Kate, 3, and Lauren to Beech Acres Park for a picnic.

Gabriel Cox, 3, of Batavia, enjoys his grilled cheese lunch. Grace Helbig, 2, of Anderson Township enjoys a snack.

Dozens of kids play in the fountain and on the playground at Beech Acres Park.


Henry Suvlett, left, and Zack Corsmeier man the griddle.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 12 Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Dedicated to artists who celebrate beauty of the Queen City and its surrounding areas. Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Works by Paul Chidlaw and Jack Meanwell. Free. Through July 28. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Paintings portraying unforgettable women by noted 19th and early 20th century American and European artists including the “Portrait of Iola” attributed to James R. Hopkins that was once part of the Maisonette’s art collection and “Siesta” by Henry Mosler. Free. Through Aug. 11. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 25. 946-7766; Newtown.

Clubs & Organizations OutPost, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St., Non-denominational women’s group. Includes messages and music. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided. All ages. Free. Presented by OutPost. 528-1952. Newtown.

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings D’Arenberg 100th Birthday Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Wine specialist: TJ Christie of Cutting Edge. Music by Ed Oxley, jazz violin. Hors d’oeuvres by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Literary - Signings Meg Cabot, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Size 12 and Ready to Rock: A Heather Wells Mystery.” Free. Line tickets required; available free with purchase of any Meg Cabot title. 396-8960; Norwood.

Music - Acoustic Tim Snyder Duo, 6-10 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar & Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., 871-1820. East End.

Music - Concerts

moor, 3187 Linwood Ave., With local band Monkeytonk. Doors open 7 p.m. $22, $18 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 871-6789; Mount Lookout.

Gamm Lebeau and Tafari Doors.$12; $10 advance. 7318000. Oakley.

On Stage - Student Theater Legally Blonde, the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Musical comedy romp featuring students from 12 area high schools. Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn; music direction by Xan Jeffrey; choreography by Hannah Aicholtz. $12. Presented by Theatre in the Loop Entertainment. 404-4330; Anderson Township.

Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; East End.

Nature Lightning Bugs, 8:30 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Enjoy a summer light show provided by Mother Nature. Catch fireflies while learn facts and fiction about them. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Art & Craft Classes Open Studios, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Explore 20-plus studio spaces, view new artwork from diverse group of professional artists, live demos, drinks, food and entertainment for all ages. Free. Through Dec. 14. 321-0206; home/studios.html. Oakley. Sculptural Bead Making - Our Favorite Foods, 1-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn how to construct sculptural beads that look like food. $80. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

On Stage - Student Theater Legally Blonde, the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 404-4330; Anderson Township.


Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. 533-2600. Oakley.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave., Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Anderson Township.

Music - Acoustic Strange Brew, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar & Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., 871-1820. East End. Bill Smith, 7-7:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Silly singalongs. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts

Summer Concert in the Park Series, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Amphitheater. With Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. Concessions available. Bring seating. Musical acts subject to change. Children ages 15 and under accompanied by adult. For questionable weather, please call 357-6629, ext. 1. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513; Anderson Township.

Party on the Plaza, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Outdoor veranda. Music by the Dan Varner Band. Concert series combines local businesses and Anderson area community. Local vendors include: Anderson Bar & Grill, Carmine’s Italian Ice, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Skyline and Wine World. All concessions priced $3 or less. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 4744802. Anderson Township.

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Pass The Mic, 7-11 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Hosted by DJ Bandcamp. With Macho Means, Joey Mack, Trademark Aaron, Zay, Buggs Tha Rocka, Vada, Valley High,

Ron Purdon Quintet, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.

Music - Oldies Moonlite Garden Party, 8 p.m.,

The McNicholas Alumni Theatre group Paradise Players will present “Into the Woods” at 7:30 p.m., July 12, 13 and 14, in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre at McNicholas High School. There is also a child-friendly preview at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 11. More than 30 McNicholas graduates are part of the production. Tickets are $12 for children and seniors and $15 for adults. To buy tickets, visit There is a convenience fee for ordering online. The child-friendly performance is $5 per ticket and only available at the door. Pictured are The Baker, played by Jonathan Helms, and Little Red Ridinghood, played by Lauren Cox. THANKS TO ANGIE NOBLE

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Music by the Cincy Rockers. Dance party. DJ J.D. Hughes between sets. Ages 18 and up. $8. 232-8230; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Legally Blonde, the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 404-4330; Anderson Township.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp Coney: Your Unbirthday Party!, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Party games, birthday cake and many other fun surprises. Family friendly. $38/$28 for passholders. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). 232-8230. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Art & Craft Classes Pottery Class: Open Wheel, 5-7 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, One-night programs of making at least one pot on the wheel. $30. Registration required. 871-2529; openStudio.shtml. Oakley. School of Glass Kids Gallery: Woodland Creatures Session 3, 1:30-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create two woodland creatures of your own design, using variety of glass materials: one to take home and one for gallery habitat. Ages 6-18. $20. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. July Family Open House: Mini-Sun Catchers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your own Mini-Sun Catcher using variety of Bullseye Glass materials. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. Pottery Class: Funke Function-

als, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Functional hand-building clay project. Create usable pottery with flair, such as mugs, soap dishes, waste baskets, picture frames, toothbrush holders and more. $30. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.

Art Centers & Art Museums Docent Tour of Museum Masterpieces at the Barn, 11 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Tour of Off the Walls exhibit from Cincinnati Art Museum includes representations of world masterpieces such as 16th century “A Sibyl and a Prophet,” van Gogh’s “Undergrowth with Two Figures” and a still life by Picasso. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Bringing

knitting individuals together for social, educational and charitable activities. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 859462-3333; Oakley.

Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, $4. 5332600. Oakley.

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

Kids and Pets Fest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., Local animal rescues on site for meet-andgreets with adoptable animals. Cooking with Kids segment by St. Elizabeth. Free ice cream. Free. 619-5454. Oakley. Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave., Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/ Neuter Clinic. 731-9400; Oakley.

Schools Class of 2013 Car Wash, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Guardian Angels School, 6531 Beechmont Ave., By eighth-grade class. Benefits class trip to Washington, D.C. Free, donations accepted. 509-1157. Mount Washington.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.


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Art Events

Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, homemade products, bakery goods, locally roasted fair trade coffee and more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment, giveaways and more. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Art for a Cure Party in the Garden, 2-6 p.m., Casa Tolentino, 460 Stanley Ave., Free gourmet food, music and local art in luscious garden. Hosted by Teresa Tolentino, local artist. Art available for purchase. Benefits Huntington Foundation. Free. Presented by Art for a Cure. 973-590-0788. Columbia Tusculum.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville. Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center, 4440 Red Bank Expressway, Second Floor. Melanoma Know More promotes awareness of the disease, educates community on prevention and provides support to patients and families affected. Free. Registration required. Presented by Melanoma Know More. 585-1000; Fairfax.

Music - Acoustic Strange Brew, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar & Grill, 871-1820. East End.

Music - Concerts Sonny Landreth, 8 p.m., Red-

Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.



Jam, poached peaches good summer recipes

Sugar-free berry jam I like strawberries but use your favorite berry and coordinating gelatin. Last time I made this I

4 cups water ¾ cup bourbon

Rita shares a reader's recipe for using all those summer peaches. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD added lemon juice and it gave it a nice zing. 2 cups berries 1 cup cold water 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 oz. sugar-free berry gelatin

Crush berries in saucepan. Add water, juice and gelatin and mix. Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a couple of minutes. Pour into jars, cool and cap. Store in refrigerator for two weeks or frozen two months.


Susan B. really wanted this recipe, and I know the recipe is proprietary, as it is hugely popular for this northern Kentucky restaurant. Greyhound is cele-

brating 25 years of good food and fellowship. So no, I don’t have the recipe, but here’s the ingredients (and I can’t tell you how I came to know), so let’s see if one of our readers can figure this out: seedless cucumbers, green onions, mayo, sour cream, sugar, white pepper, garlic, salt and chopped carrot.


I’ve had this in my files for a long time and, with local peaches coming in, it’s a good one to share. From Pat Kellison, who said: “I have made a lot of peach recipes, but none comes near this one for over-the-top deliciousness.” Pat serves it over peach ice cream. 4 lbs. peaches 2½ cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small X into bottom of each peach. Boil peaches for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water bath. Let cool slightly. Peel, pit and cut into ¾-inch wedges. Bring water, sugar and vanilla to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and bourbon. Simmer until peaches are tender, but still hold their shape, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl using slotted spoon. Cook syrup over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Discard vanilla pod. Pour syrup over peaches. Let cool completely. Divide among sterilized jars. Pour syrup over tops. Seal jars and refrigerate until ready to use, up to one month. Extra syrup can be frozen.

Simple roasted carrots

Our farmer friends Bob and Bert Villing, who live down the road, just canned over 20 pints of carrots from their garden. As for me, I grow just enough for the kids to enjoy pulling up. That translates into carrots for several dinners, but not near enough to preserve.



ventures. “Readers sparked to the book’s themes of Cincinnati, adoption, and Christmas, and our first edition was completely sold out by mid-December last year,” said Huffman. “We’re pleased and touched that so many families made our book a part of their holiday traditions,” said Lebhar. The book is in its second printing due to a high demand for books last Christmas. Despite their growing

success, Huffman and Lebhar will continue to donate all proceeds to benefit adoption. “We plan to significantly expand our retail distribution,” said Huffman. “We would also like to schedule more school events. We spoke at two schools last year, and really enjoyed answering the students’ questions about the book and the publishing process,” said Lebhar. A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas, published by Orange Frazer Press, is available at various retail outlets, and online at and Also, visit or Facebook: “A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas.”

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Anderson Township author and illustrator to host a book signing A Cincinnati Night Before Christmas, the first children’s picture book to feature local Cincinnati holiday traditions, is celebrating Christmas in July. Author Nadine Woodard Huffman and illustrator Marilyn M. Lebhar, both of Anderson Township, will hold a book signing at Barnes and Noble at Newport on the Levee Thursday, July 12, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The story is about a little boy named Matty and his grandparents as they await the Christmas Eve arrival of his adopted sister. His week is filled with trains, zoo animals, ballet, Krohn Conservatory’s Nativity Club, and iconic Cincinnati eateries - and the book is filled with Lebhar’s watercolors of all his lively ad-

Here’s an easy way to roast carrots in the oven, not the prettiest kid on the block, but so delicious. Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and is good for our eyes. Carrots may help lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and certain cancers. Now in order to make the beta-carotene do all these good things, carrots need a little fat. So I rub them with olive oil before roasting.


I’ve always said I’ll take hot weather over cold, but this week may make me change my mind. It’s 103 degrees outside. I’m making sun-cooked strawberry preserves and strawberry roll-ups, which usually take up to four days to “cook” in the sun. I’m thinking two days will do it. I’ll share those recipes soon. Rita MeanHeikenfeld while, stay hydrated. RITA’S KITCHEN Make sure kids and older folks drink plenty of water. Kids’ bodies take longer to adjust to heat and humidity. They produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as adults do at the same exertion level. So in hot weather, kids are at increased risk for dehydration. For information on this important topic and the best foods for athletes, check out friend and colleague Dawn Weatherwax’s website on sports nutrition:


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JULY 11, 2012 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • B5 Oliver Bayer wins the prize for best decorated tricycle at the Clough United Methodist Church Bike/Trike-a-thon held May 19. He dressed as his favorite Sesame Street character Elmo to ride in the event. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Emma Taylor participates in the Clough United Methodist Church's Bike/Trike-a-thon. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

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DEATHS Andrew T. Beck

Andrew T. Beck, 81, of Anderson Township died July 1. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survived by daughers Kim (Steve) Baldrick and Ramona (Ron) Inskeep; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Romelda Beck; father, Eugene Beck; and mother, Lillian Gieser. Services were July 5 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township.

Giles R. Bishop

Giles R. Bishop, 77, of Anderson Township died July 2. Survived by siblings Mary (Dan) Wormald and Bill (Carol); Preceded in death by parents Joseph Bishop and Mary Lepping; siblings Joe (Helen), Don Bishop and Clara (Glen) Dees; and many nieces and nephews. Services were July 6 at St. Barbara Church.

Helen Bohmann

Helen Bohmann, 89, of Mount Washington died June 27.

Survived by husband, Bernard Bohmann; children Rose, Bernadette (Billy) Coleman, Angela (Jonathan Riehle), Paul (Mary Vozar), Leonard (Janeen Stephenson and Chris (Michelle) Bohmann, Therese (Daniel) Strome, Eileen (Dave) Brogan and Julie (Jay) Hahn; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, George Bohmann; father, Albert Mueller; and mother, Helen Deller. Services were July 2 at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Steven David Jeffers

Steven David Jeffers, 51, of Anderson Township died July 1. Survived by parents David and Sue (nee Ingalls) Jeffers; siblings Pam (Rick) Kohler, Bev (Tim) Gill and Lori (Scott) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. Services are private.

Joanne L. Lenihan

Joanne L. (nee Ryan) Lenihan, 79, of Anderson Township died June 28. Survived by husband of 47 years, John D. Lenihan; children

Colleen (Robert) Kling, Kelly and Sean Lenihan; grandchildren Patrick and Laura Kling. Preceded in death by parents James Ryan and


Leona DeBolt. Services were June 30 at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Cynthia Harper-Maloney

Cynthia Lee Harper-Maloney of Anderson Township died July 3. Survived by children Ryan (Tiffany Reckers) Maloney and Natalee (Jeremy) Cooper; grandchildren Isabella and Makinzee; parents Darrell and Lois Harper; siblings Raejean Harper-King and Lois (Don) Dixon); nieces and nephews Shannon, Garrin, Erica, Zane, Paige and Octavia; and many other family and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Timothy Maloney. Services were July 5 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: the family.

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William A. Muschong

William A. Muschong, 71, of Anderson Township died June 28. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survived by sons Steve (Andrea) and William Muschong; siblings Darlene Ward and Gail Booth; and grandchildren Andrea, Emily, Courtney, Kylie and Kayla. Preceded in death by father, William Muschong; and mother, Hilda Brumbaugh; and grandchild, Ali. Services were June 30 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

and Timothy J. (Erin) Reif; daughters Deboarah J. (Bob) Turner and Pamela S. (David) Frohman; grandchildren Netanya, Alisa, Merideth Frohman, Michael Turner and Andrew and Dillon Reif; and two great-grandchildren; and special friend, Betty Richard. Preceded in death by husband, Robert R. Reif. Services were privately held by the family. Memorials to: Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900, or at; or Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Carmargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Dorothy J. Reif

Deborah A. Stover

Dorothy J. Reif, 84, of Mount Washington died May 19. Survived bon sons Rirchard R.

Deborah A. Stover, 56, of Anderson Township died June 27.

Survived by husband, Danny D. Stover; father, Carl Cooper; mother, Betty (nee Dietz) Cooper; sister, Nancy (Rick) Lewis; and nieces and nephews John and Jeffrey (Kristen), Rebakah (Christopher), Jacob, Rachel and Hannah. Services were July 2 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church.

Robert E. Stuntz

Robert E. Stuntz, 81, of Anderson Township died June 29. He was U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survived by wife, Ruth M. Stuntz; children Steven G. (Lou), Wayne S. (Jeanne) and Mark A. (Sara) Stuntz, Deborah L. (Doug) Vesling, Mary B. (Brent) Dignan and Paula W. Wolfe; siblings Richard (Sandy), Fred (Elaine) and Bill (Chris) Stuntz; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; foster children Tim and Doug; and many other foster children. Preceded in death by daughter, Jaci R. Stuntz; father, Paul Stuntz; and mother, Ruth Hull. Services were July 2 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church.

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Arrests/citations Clarence McCarthy, 45, 1149 Joetta Drive, drug paraphernalia, June 19. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, June 15. Robert M. Tracy, 28, 865 Cedar Drive, assault, June 15.

Richard A. Spivey Jr., 30, 1888 Pebble Ridge, disorderly conduct, June 15. Juvenile, 17, assault, June 22. Juvenile, 17, assault, June 21. Harvey Cox, 58, 38 Wolfen Drive, passing bad checks, June 21. Terry Neal, 53, 126 Southern Trace, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 21.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, June 22. Male was assaulted at Altercrest

at Sutton Road, June 21. Breaking and entering A head set, remote, etc. taken; over $500 at 400 Asbury, June 11. Criminal damage Eggs thrown at residence at 21815 Heatherhill, June 19. Security camera damaged at 6073 Salem Road, June 20. Valve stem cut on tire of vehicle at 1115 White Pine, June 25. Door hinges damaged at 1338 Plazaview, June 20. Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at residence while traveling at 7500 block of



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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. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280 Forest, June 18. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Dollar Tree at Beechmont Avenue, June 21. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Napa Auto Care; $500 at Beechmont Avenue, June 11. Rape Female reported this offense at 1400 block of Beacon, June 19. Theft Patio set, etc. taken at 6931 Paddison, June 19. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $500 at 5715 Beechmont Drive, June 23. Baseball equipment taken from vehicle; $500 at 1230 Coolidge Ave., June 22. Pressure washer not returned; $500 at 456 Klatter, June 21. Laptop/Kindle taken at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 22. Beach bags/contents taken at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 13. Camcorder, camera, etc. taken from vehicle; $9,600 at 7271 Lawyer, June 12. A monitor taken from vehicle; $764 at 5030 Batavia Pike, June 16. 2001 Jeep taken at 8112 Beech-

mont Ave., June 20. Money taken from garage at 1294 Wolfangel, June 20. Mailbox taken at 1825 Sandcliffe Drive, June 21. Money lost through phone scam; $4,300 at 7900 block of Eglington, June 22. Credit card taken at 1667 Huntcrest, June 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $43 at Beechmont Avenue, June 16. Concrete lawn ornament taken at 1307 Voll Road, June 15. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle at 8619 Forest Road, June 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $43 at Beechmont Avenue, June 16. Concrete lawn ornament taken at 1307 Voll Road, June 15. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle at 8619 Forest Road, June 14.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Peter J. Loehr, born 1983, possession of drug abuse instruments, 6201 Kellogg Ave., June 22. Seth Eidenier, born 1985, city ordinance violation, 6180 Kellogg Ave., June 15.

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1625 Huntcrest Drive: Brown Gwenn A. Siebert Tr & Steven E. Tr to Griffin Timothy D. Tr; $119,000. 2237 Heather Hill Blvd.: Sullivan Gary J. Tr & Isabelle A. Tr to Slone Trevor Lee; $430,000. 2354 Clydes Crossing: Torres Juan A. Rivera to Verma Rajiv; $750,000. 2776 Newtown Road: Heiert Lawrence E. to Steinbrunner Paul M.; $62,101. 2824 Saddleback Drive: Herbert Debroski R. & Sharon J. to Herbert Debroski R.; $279,500. 2905 Turpin Lake Place: Bachman Brian W. & Anne Marie E. to Roberts Matthew M.; $357,500. 3156 Wolf Run Court: Kelley Danny R. & Jane H. to Abbott Daniel; $466,500. 429 Sunny Acres Drive: Lewis Thomas S. & Tracey B. to Rothfuss Carson A.; $695,525. 5830 Lengwood Drive: Helm James M. & Paula A. to Dickman Jason R. And Dickm; $296,500. 6232 Salem Road: Stevens Mary Ruth to Kohus Viviana; $85,000. 7182 Hamilton Hills Drive: Falta Gary to Hamilton Ronald W. Jr.; $300,000. 8189 Wycliffe Drive: Russ William C. & Rachel L. to Caner Mark E.; $550,000. 872 Fenchurch Court: Gleason Michael S. to Donovan Timothy E. Jr.; $223,100.

Anderson Township resident Anne Schlegel accepts three Blue Chip Awards for Anderson Community Television. Schlegel is an ACTV board officer, and her husband, Gordon, is an ACTV producer. Their series, "Tasty Treats from Anne's Kitchen," received the awards for the Christmas 2011 show in the Instructional Educational category, the Sept. 3, 2011 Anderson Farmers' Market show in the Community Activity Coverage category and the show's 30-second intro in the Innovative category. In addition, Schlegel is a Fulbright Scholar and has also written a cookbook. THANKS TO NANCY CAINE

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE AND EMS RUNS Tuesday, June 19 12:26 a.m., Eight Mile & Northport, attempted / threatening suicide 4:57 a.m., Salem Road, sick person 11:59 a.m., Pebble Court, abdominal pain 1:29 p.m., Five Mile Road, chest pain 4:02 p.m., Clough Pike, person unconscious / unresponsve 4:57 p.m., Thole Road, assist back to bed 5:04 p.m., Pebble Court, hyperthermic emergency 5:05 p.m., Brooke Avenue, sick person 5:17 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, allergic reaction 5:57 p.m., Pamela Drive, person unconscious / unresponsve

Wednesday, June 20 12:06 a.m., Pondview, dispatched & cancelled en route 2:06 a.m., Nagel Road, alarm system activation, no fire unintentional 7:10 a.m., Oysterbay Court, medical alarm 9:51 a.m., Indian Trace Court, trouble breathing 12:44 p.m., Tree Ridge Drive, non-breather / cardiac arrest 3:15 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, auto accident / person injured 4:23 p.m., Beechmont & Five Mile, mulch fire 5:24 p.m., Asbury Hills Drive, medical emergency 10:03 p.m., Clough Pike,

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$1,500. 2517 Wenatchee Lane: Mellett Karen M. to Ballard Michael T. And; $110,000. 6248 Sturdy Ave.: Kronenberg David W. to Freeman Jerry R.; $115,000. 6756 Bursal Court: Long Destanie to Moose 62 Properties LLC; $40,000.

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PUBLICAION OF LEGISLATION On May 8, 2012, the council of the Village of Newtown passed the followign resolutions: Resolution #12-2012 - Approving supplemental appropriations for the Village for calendar year 2012. Resolution #13-2012 - Approving a contract with Roth Partnership, Inc., for architectural, design and construction management for remodeling of the existing town hall and former fire station. On May 22, 2012, the Council of the Village of Newtown passed the following resolutions: Resolution #14-2012 - Authorizing the Mayor of Newtown to apply for any grant available from the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance for energy improvements to remodeled town hall and former fire house. Resolution #15-2012 - Approving a contract with J. K. Meurer for the 2012 Paving program in the amount of $27,330.00. Resolution #16-2012 - Approving a contract with Strawser Construction, Inc. for the 2012 Surface Sealing program in the amount of $92,118.82. The complete text of these Resolutions may be obtained or viewed at the office of the Fiscal Officer of the Village of Newtown, 3536 Church Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244. 1001714276

3441 Bend St: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Winther John E.; $29,000. 3441 Bend St: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Winther John E.; $29,000. 6836 Main St: Don Curless & Sons Inc. to Howland Tim; $130,000. 6838 Main St: Don Curless & Sons Inc. to Howland Tim; $130,000.


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Joann Dorsey “From the time I walked in the front door I loved it! It was warm, homey, and friendly. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The housekeeper always goes out of her way to help me. The community is kept so clean. I like Sutton Grove because everyone talks to you and everyone that works here knows your name. My children love that I am here because they know I am safe. The activities are great and I like that you can choose to attend or do whatever you would like.” Mindy Weaver (daughter) of Eulala Church “My mother moved to Sutton Grove a few years ago. She is very independent and social person. Sutton Grove has provided her the opportunity to live independently as well as the opportunity to socialize with as many people as she chooses. I am very impressed with the dedication and friendliness of the staff from the management to the cooks and aides. It truly is a family atmosphere. I like the fact that there are so many activities for my mother to take advantage of. The community has almost daily activities such as corn hole, Pokino, pig racing and more. It also provides religious services in a variety of denominations. Sutton Grove provides its residents two meals a day with a wide variety of food selection. They also provide light housekeeping on a weekly basis. The entire community is well kept, clean and inviting. I especially like the fact that my mother has people close by should she need minor assistance. If she would ever need living with assistance the community also provides home health care staff on site 24 hours a day. I feel very secure knowing that my mother is living at Sutton Grove and truly appreciate all the folks that make it happen.” Harold Cook “From the moment I walked in the door I noticed it was really friendly. Everyone knew each other. People were very personable. I liked that the community offered two meals a day (smaller lunch and larger supper). I compared cost and a lot of places were more than double so Sutton Grove was the best choice for me.”

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