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You have four more days – until July 17 – to vote for your favorites in the 2011 Community Choice Awards. Show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting. Go online to communitychoice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card.

Food pantry receives assistance

Inter Parish Ministry is facing difficult times this summer, as the need for help is rivaled by a need for donations. Chuck Swanson, pantry manager at Inter Parish Ministry, said need at the organization’s food pantry grows during the summer months, just as donation drives are at their lowest. He said Inter Parish Ministry has been working to increase donations this summer by reaching out to local businesses and churches. FULL STORY, A2

Teens arrested for car break-ins

Four teenagers were arrested early July 2 for more than 50 car break-ins at Anderson Township and Clermont County apartment complexes. Deputies responded to a call about 4 a.m. of suspects shining light into vehicles near the 6300 block of Clough Pike and the four juveniles were arrested at the entrance to the Woods of Turpin, according to a release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. FULL STORY, A2

Parade shows ‘Hometown Pride’

The rain didn’t scare off the crowds that lined up along Beechmont Avenue for the annual July 4th parade. This year’s theme was Hometown Pride. SEE PHOTOS, A3

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Fishing lake still in limbo Park district asks that regulations be eased

By Lisa Wakeland

Endangered species

The Anderson Township Park District is seeking help from the state to build a fishing lake at Johnson Hills Park. Work was slated to start this spring but plans hit a snag when the Park District learned it had to hire a firm to classify all streams running toward the lake site after an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency official expressed her concern about lake construction affecting habitats for small organisms, including two endangered species. Because of certain regulations, both the Ohio EPA stream specialist and a consultant noted it would be difficult for the Park District to receive the necessary permits to build the lake. There was some discussion about moving the lake to another area of the park, but nothing was decided. These regulations could further complicate development at Johnson Hills Park, off Bridle Road, not just the lake construction, Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner wrote in a memo to the Board of Park Commissioners. The Park District believes the process to

Most of what are considered streams are small, dry channels leading to the planned lake, which is proposed to be built in a wooded ravine, said Park District Executive Director Ken Kushner. The stream specialist from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency expressed her concerns about the lake construction affecting habitats for small organisms like salamanders, running buffalo clover and the Indiana bat. Both the running buffalo clover and the Indiana bat are on the endangered species list. build the lake is too cumbersome and could drive up project costs, Kushner wrote in an email to a liaison for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. A park development, he argued, should be in a different category than a housing development or strip mall because the comparative impact is minimal. “It is difficult to explain to our constituents why reestablishing a farm pond will take a long time, cost significantly more beyond construction costs and may not even be possible,” Kushner wrote. “Our funds are limited


The Anderson Township Park District may not be able to build the planned lake at Johnson Hills Park because of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency concerns. and our taxpayers expect a public fishing pond. Our constituents expect their tax dollars to be spent in the parks, not wasted on battling red tape, nor on inflated project costs due to unreasonable regulation.” The Park District’s concerns were also posted to

Kasich’s Common Sense Initiative website, which aims to reform Ohio’s business regulations. Paula Steele, a liaison for Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, wrote that though the Park District’s concerns do not fit with the business regulatory reform, the informa-

tion was shared with the Ohio EPA. Kushner said they have not heard back from Ohio EPA officials about the lake at Johnson Hills Park. For more about your community, visit andersontownship.

Evans Landscaping case may land before judge By Lisa Wakeland

Case schedule

ANDERSON TWP. – An Anderson Township zoning violations case could come before a Hamilton County judge by the end of the year. There is a bench trial scheduled Nov. 21 before Common Pleas Court Judge Pat DeWine. Anderson Township officials filed a lawsuit last October against Evans Landscaping and its affiliated companies for alleged fire code and zoning code violations on four of its properties - 8485 and 8361 Broadwell Road, 4229 Round Bottom Road and 4455 Mt. Carmel Road. The township alleged in its complaint that Evans Landscaping has been recycling construction debris at the Round Bottom Road facility, previously an illegal use under the township’s zoning resolution. The township trustees adopted zoning resolution amendments earlier this year that now permit recycling operations in the Ancor area, near Round Bottom and Broadwell roads. Recycling will be a conditional use for the industrial district and permits will be reviewed by the township’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Regulations for recycling facilities are set by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Hamilton County General Health District.

Here’s the schedule for this case, as set by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Pat DeWine: • Experts for Anderson Township must be identified by Aug. 1 and experts for Evans Landscaping must be identified by Sept. 1. • A status report is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 • All discovery must be completed by Oct. 1 and dispositive arguments must be complete by Oct. 8. • There is a pretrial conference scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 and the bench trial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21.


Evans Landscaping and its affiliated companies have denied zoning and fire code violations at four of its properties in northern Anderson Township. The case is scheduled for a bench trial in November. Joseph Trauth, Jr., an attorney for Evans Landscaping, stated in his Jan. 21 answer that the company operates a legal, non-conforming use on that property and denies the other allegations. On the 8361 Broadwell Road property, the Evans Stone Works site, the township alleged that the required landscaping and screen-

ing have not been completed and the property does not comply with the approved site plan. The township also alleges that the approved gravel mine on Mt. Carmel Road has been processing material removed from the Broadwell Road property, without complying with the Board of Zoning Appeals’ conditional-use permit.

Trauth denied those allegations in the answer to the complaint. The property at 8485 Broadwell Road, formerly the Senco Products buildings, needed an updated fire alarm and sprinkler system, and part of that system had been shut down, Assistant Fire Chief Craig Best said before the complaint was filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. The township’s complaint states there has been some effort to bring the building into compliance with the fire code, but violations remain. Trauth wrote that Evans Landscaping received notice of violations, but denies there were fire code violations. For more about your community, visit


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Teens arrested for car break-ins By Lisa Wakeland

ANDERSON TWP. – Four teenagers were arrested early July 2 for more than 50 car break-ins at Anderson Township and Clermont County apartment complexes. Deputies responded to a call around 4 a.m. of suspects shining light into vehicles near the 6300 block of Clough Pike and the four juveniles were arrested at the entrance to the Woods of Turpin, according to a release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The names of the suspects, three 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were not released. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett said the teens


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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrested four teens for theft from vehicles. There were more than 20 items of stolen property located in the suspects’ vehicle. It includes everything from GPS units and computer graphics cards to duct tape and tool boxes. Anyone missing property from their vehicle on or about July 2 in Anderson Township or adjoining communities, or those with information about the offenses, should contact the sheriff’s District 5 office, 474-5770. release said. Various tools taken from a vehicle in the Woods of Turpin and a cell phone taken from the Coldstream

apartment complex were returned that evening, the release said. Additional property taken from the vehicles includes electronics, tools and jewelry. Exact value of the property and ownership is unknown and the investigation continues. The four juveniles also admitted burglarizing a residence in the 4700 block of Summerside Drive in Union Township. Authorities in Clermont County are investigating that burglary and the Arbors of Anderson thefts. No charges have been filed in Clermont County at this time, the release said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/andersontownship.

Beechmont Ave. changes an effort to reduce speeds By Forrest Sellers

MT. WASHINGTON - A portion of Beechmont Avenue will be redesigned in the coming months. Although Beechmont Avenue will retain five lanes between Elstun Road and Beechmar Avenue, medians will be placed at several locations and a bicycle lane and sharrow will be added. This portion of Beechmont also will be restriped to reduce the width of the lanes. “We’re narrowing the lanes in an effort to create a more livable environment and slower speeds,” said Martha Kelly, a principal engineer with the city’s Department of Transportation and Engineering.

A sharrow, which is a marked lane for both cyclists and motorists, will be on one side of Hayes Beechmont Avenue, while a bicycle lane will be on the other. “We are not reducing the capacity of the road,” said Kelly. “This is a change to provide a better environment for traffic flow.” Kelly said although changes made to Beechmont Avenue six years ago were an improvement, she said speed has been an issue. The posted speed is 35 miles per hour. Motorists frequently exceed this speed, she said.

Mt. Washington Community Council members have expressed concerns about excessive speeds along Beechmont Avenue for several years. “It’s nice to see the project coming to fruition,” said Mt. Washington Community Council board member Rob Hayes. “I believe everyone will be happy that Beechmont will be reduced in scale and retain the residential character it was originally designed for.” “We will have a more attractive gateway to the community with a median,” he said. Kelly said work on Beechmont Avenue should begin by the fall. “It is our intent to have this done by the end of the year,” she said.

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admitted to more than 50 car break-ins in the Stonegate apartments, Coldstream apartments and the Woods of Turpin in Anderson Township and in the Arbors of Anderson in Clermont County. Outside of those complexes, Barnett said the teens did not admit to any other thefts from vehicles. “It appears they specialized in the area best known to them and looked for unlocked vehicles,” he said. The juveniles were charged with theft and curfew violations and are at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center awaiting further proceedings. Deputies determined the teens’ parents did not know they were out of their respective homes, the

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NEWTOWN Inter Parish Ministry is facing difficult times this summer, as the need for help is rivaled by a need for donations. Chuck Swanson, pantry manager at Inter Parish Ministry, said need at the

organization’s food pantry grows during the summer months, just as donation drives are at their lowest. He said Inter Parish Ministry has been working to increase donations this summer by reaching out to local businesses and churches. Swanson said the food



Newtown resident and Inter Parish Ministry volunteer Ken Bronsil loads a shopping cart at IPM’s food pantry, which is runs low during the summer.


drives have staved off the need to dip into the group’s funds. “The food drives that are coming in are helping us not have to buy food,” he said. Inter Parish Ministry is getting help from several churches in the months between school years. Swanson said Faith United and St. Thomas More have hosted food drives, and Armstrong Chapel in Indian Hill has started a campaign to get 5,000 donations in July. The church has started its “5 for 5 for 5,000” campaign, which is seeking five donations from each church member for the five Sundays in July until Armstrong reaches the 5,000 total. Member Greg Ahrens said the campaign began July 3, so it’s too early to tell how well it’s going so far.


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Forest Hills expected to make levy decision at next meeting By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - The Forest Hills Local School District is expected to decide whether to pursue an operating levy this year at its next meeting. The Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road. During a special meeting Wednesday board members still remained divided on when to put a levy on the ballot. Either November of this year or May 2012 are under consideration for putting an operating levy on the ballot. Treasurer Rick Toepfer said the district will have a positive balance until fiscal year 2012-2013. Toepfer said to generate enough revenue a November 2011 levy would require a 3.5mill request, while a May 2012 levy request would require 4.5-mills. Each mill generates about $35 per $100,000 of assessed property value,



according to Toepfer. That means the owner of a home with a market value of $200,000 would pay about $245 more per year in property taxes if a 3.5-mill levy were approved in November, while that same homeowner would pay about $315 more per year if a 4.5-mill levy were approved in May 2012. Toepfer said a 3.5-mill continuing operating levy will generate an estimated $5 million to $5.3 million. Board member Richard Neumann said he had contacted Paul Fallon, whose company has conducted surveys for the district in the past, to determine which time frame was preferable for a levy. Neumann said based on the information he was told,

November would likely have more Democrat and independent voters leaning more favorably toward education. “This comes close to a no-brainer,” said Neumann. “If we punt in November, we miss an opportunity.” Board president Randy Smith, who favors going on the ballot next year, said more time is needed to plan an effective levy campaign. “We can put on a campaign in two months, but

can you put on a quality campaign,” he asserted. Board member Tracy Huebner said her opinion about having a levy this year has not changed. She said more time is needed to inform the community. “That scares me putting together such an important message in two months,” she said. In order to put an operating levy on the ballot in November, the school board will need to pass a resolu-

tion of necessity with a proposed millage amount by July 29. Once the millage is certified by the Hamilton County auditor, the school board then needs to pass another resolution in August, which is submitted to the Hamilton County Board of Elections. Board member Forest Heis said he remains undecided adding that compelling arguments exist for both time frames. However, he said a loss

in November could have a detrimental impact. “A loss is a loss,” he said. “I’d like us to have a fairly strong message to start (with).” For more about your community visit www.cincinnati. com/andersontownship

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Members of the Beechmont Players performed from their float in the Anderson Township July 4th parade. From left are Bryan Franke, Jeffrey Surber, Gregory Good and Jay P. Myers.

Township shows off ‘Hometown Pride’ The rain didn’t scare off the crowds that lined up along Beechmont Avenue for the annual July 4th parade. This year’s theme was Hometown Pride. The winning entries into the parade were: • Best Neighborhood – Sponsored by the Anderson Towne Center – Watch Creek. • Best Business – Sponsored Cinco Family Credit

Union – Accelerated Printing. • Best Float – Sponsored by Kroger – Anderson Township Park District. • Best Patriotic – Sponsored by Sports Clip Haircuts – Forest Hills All Star Marching Band. • Most Spirited – Sponsored by Uno's Chicago Grill – Anderson Youth Football & Cheerleading.

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The Forest Hills All Star Marching Band performed during the Anderson Township July 4th Parade. The band members are from both Anderson and Turpin high schools.

BRIEFLY Jewelry theft

A young male is accused of stealing a white gold chain worth $870 from Markus Jewelers, near the corner of Eight Mile Road and Clough Pike. The man asked to see the chain around noon July 1, grabbed it from the employee and then ran northbound on Eight Mile Road, according to a crime alert from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Responding deputies were unable to locate the subject. Management stated the

suspect was looking at jewelry in the store the previous day, according to the alert. The suspect is described as a white male with blond hair, 19 to 20 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 115 pounds. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, jean shorts and black gym shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s District 5 office at 474-5770. There was another jewelry theft from the Anderson Towne Center Kroger in mid-June.

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Anderson feels effects of changes By Nick Dudukovich

The last time the Anderson High School football team competed at the Division II level in 2008, the squad ended its season with a trip to the state championship game. Because of higher male enrollment, the school competed at the Division I level during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Now with fewer male students, the Redskins will return to Division II, the level in which the team won the 2007 state title. Anderson head coach Jeff Giesting said the football team is excited about the move because

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the squad feels like it’s a better fit with Division II opponents, who share similar enrollment numbers. “We feel there is a huge disparity between the top of Division I and the bottom of Division I,” Giesting said. Giesting’s reasoning comes with merit, considering that some Division I opponents could have upwards of 700-800 male students. The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently set guidelines for the next three seasons, deeming that schools with more than 493 students would compete at Division I. Division II schools have between 327 and 493 students. Anderson has 493 boys enrolled

through grades nine to 11, according to OHSAA. Anderson was at the forefront of the state’s division debate after missing the postseason last year despite posting an 8-2 record. A late-season loss to Division II Winton Woods, combined with wins against teams with less than stellar records, hurt the Redskins in the computer rankings. “It was out of our hands,” Giesting said. “We can’t control the teams we play....we feel like our program should be in the playoffs every year. The kids were down, but I think that group accomplished a great deal. Giesting said seven wins dur-

BRIEFLY The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced the Division III baseball statistical champions for 2011 and Thomas More College first baseman Andrew Thole, a McNicholas High School graduate, was recently named the champion for home runs and home runs per game. Thole played in 37 games for the Saints and hit a school-record 17 home runs for an average of .46 home runs per game to lead all of Division III. At the conclusion of the season, he was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year, first team All-PAC, first team American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) AllMideast Region and first team All-American by the internet website D3baseballcom. Thole and the rest of the Saints went 29-9 this season and captured the program’s second straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament title and finished regional semifinalists for the second straight season.


Former Turpin High School standout Ryan Martin was named to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star team as a relief pitcher.

Six players from the Cincinnati Steam will represent the squad at the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League mid-summer classic. Kevin Bower, Zach Isler, Ryan Martin, Nick Priessman, Jake Proctor and Robby Sunderman will suit up for the all-star squad at Great American Ball Park, July 13. Sunderman, who was a graduate of Moeller High School, will be a sophomore on the University of Dayton’s squad next spring. The infielder is fourth on the Steam with a .309 average. He’s also demonstrated stellar glove work by posting a .965 fielding percentage at second base. Proctor, a former Oak Hills High School standout, is second on the Steam with

a .348 average while hitting out of the three hole. The centerfielder, who attends the University of Cincinnati, has 13 RBI on the summer. Eastern Illinois University’s Priessman has also put his impressive talents on display this summer. While batting leadoff, the outfielder and former Colerain standout leads the team in hits (20), runs (18) and walks (14). Martin, a Turpin High School graduate who plays for Michigan State University, earned a trip to the game by being lights out relief work. In 12.1 innings pitched, Martin hasn’t allowed a run and has 12 strikeouts, while only allowing three walks and seven hits in six appearances. He’s 1-0 on the sum-

mer. Isler, who graduated from Covington Catholic High School and plays at the University of Cincinnati, has also been one of the Steam’s more consistent arms. The closer is 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in eight appearances. In 10 innings, he’s allowed only one earned run, while allowing no walks. Bower, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., leads the steam with 18 RBIs and is tied for the league lead in home runs (3). He leads the Steam with a .353 average. The GLSCL All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park will be July 13 at 6 p.m. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. All stats are based off records through July 6.


Military challenge

The Anderson High School football team gets ready to take on a challenge from Principal Diana Carter – to take the Navy SEALS Fitness Challenge. The opportunity was provided through the National High School Coaches Association. Navy SEALS Fitness Challenge consists of swimming 500 yards, two minutes of pushups, two minutes of sit ups, and a 1 1/2mile run. The football team has been preparing for the upcoming season since December so was in good condition for the challenge. Navy SEALS Chief E/7 Dan Hathorn gave the team inspiration as he shared some of his experiences as a Navy SEAL. With his leadership and encouragement, the team embraced the challenge. All members of the team participated and all demonstrated great enthusiasm throughout the experience. The team exceeded the expectations of the coaches and Chief E/7 Hathorn. The challenge took place on May 27, the Friday before Memorial Day. The coaches noted that the timing of the challenge seemed like fitting tribute by the team to those who serve our country. The team is looking forward to potentially making the challenge an annual event.

Bringing the heat

The BSC Heat become the Champions of the Girls U13 age group at the Queen City Tournament over the Memorial Day weekend. They went 5-0 to take first place, beating teams from Indiana, Franklin (OH), Middletown, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky. Strong defensive performances provided the foundation for the team’s success, while effective passing and teamwork allowed the girls to create many scoring chances. In the five games, eight different players made the most of their opportunities and scored. In addition to winning their age group at the tournament, the Heat also finished League play with a 6-2 record and are the co-champions of their division. In back, from left, are Ariel Huber, Maren Hance, Ali Little, Jade Kunz, Danielle Quittschreiber, Michelle Goslin, Emily Belmont and Lexie Walker. In front, from left, are Cydney Stiles, Audrey Ditty, Marney Briggs, Hannah Slack, Sierra Steppeler, Lindsey Williams, Claire Burns and Kayla Olenick. The Heat are coached by Martin Steppeler and Jamie Smith-Kunz. The Heat are part of the Beechmont Soccer Club and have players from Clermont, Brown, Highland, and Hamilton counties.


that since the schedules are made a couple years in advance, the Redskins try to maintain a balance between opponents because they’re not sure which division they’ll be competing at. No matter its level of competition, Giesting said the Redksins will treat the season with a business as usual approach. “We’re going to prepare...and put our kids in positions to win games,” he said. “In Division I, our margin for error is much less than it is in Division II...with that said, it’s not like we’ll relax. We’ll try to win every ball game.” For more coverage, visit

Martin to represent Steam at All-Star game

The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas swim teams have one tryout date set for swimmers who are interested in becoming a member of one of the premier YMCA/USA swim teams in the country. The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas Swim Team has consistently produced some of the top swimmers in the area and provides an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie for swimmers aged 6 to 18 of all ability levels. The team has practice groups in both Anderson as well as at the Campbell County YMCA and Clermont County YMCA. The tryout is Thursday, July 21, at the M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and the tryout begins at 3 p.m. Tryouts are free. Call Jeremy Bannon at 474-1400 with questions.

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ing the upcoming campaign should be enough to get the Redskins back into the playoffs, whereas that total at the Division I level would probably leave the Redskins watching from the stands for a second straight year. “Again, it depends on what other teams do and who those wins are against,” he said. “But if we can come in first or second in the league and win some games, we feel like we’ll get into the playoffs.” Despite the drop in divisions, Anderson has five Division I opponents on its schedule in Milford, Loveland, Withrow, Lakota West and Princeton. Giesting said

Good sports

Nagel Middle School students Cole Grabowski, left, and Jenna Hazelbaker, right, receive the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award from Nagel Athletic Director Steve Zimmerman, June 2. The award, named for the two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, is presented each year to a male and female student who have been outstanding in their efforts to promote sportsmanship in their school and community. The award, named for the two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, is presented each year to a male and female student who have been outstanding in their efforts to promote sportsmanship in their school and community. The Ohio High School Athletic Association actively supports good sportsmanship among youth and adults in our schools and workplaces.


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Hometown Pride

Hometown Pride was the theme for this year’s parade and that’s exactly what all the volunteers and Anderson Township staff felt as the parade stepped off onto Beechmont Avenue the morning of July 4th after some heavy early rain that politely

Read to win at library There’s a new team in town, and its bench strength is 30,000 strong and growing. It’s Team Read! the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. We’re the Barbara biggest team in Peterson our area, armed with lots of Community books, proPress guest grams, and columnist prizes. The results so far: More than 5,000 preschoolers are training for kindergarten. Nearly 20,000 kids’ and teens’ brains are being conditioned for the return to school in the fall. And the more than 6,000 adults in their lives should win a coach of the year award for leading by positive example and reading along with them. As we head into the second half of our Team Read season, which ends July 31, we wanted to share some vital game changing news. We’ve recently introduced “Child Only,” “Teen Only”, and “Downloadable Only” Library Cards. The “Child Only” and “Teen Only” cards do not require a parent’s signature, and they allow children ages 12 and younger and teens ages 13-17 to check out up to three books at any one time. When one book is returned,

turned to mist for the parade. Thank you to the spectators who weathered the rain and cheered on every entry in the parade. Our thanks to the Anderson Township trustees for their support and encouragement to produce this parade that has now become an Anderson

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What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? “Probably ‘Bad Teacher,’ even though we don’t go to movies much. I like Cameron Diaz, and the flyers for the movie on TV have been pretty interesting. “All time favorite summer movie? ‘Soylent Green’ – I loved the line where Charlton Heston says, ‘Soylent Green is people!!’ B.B. “I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Cars II’ with my grandchildren. Hollywood hasn’t made many movies in recent years that make

Next question Which TV commerical really annoys you? Why? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. me want to buy a ticket, but I get a real kick out of being in a theater with lots of children who have a unique way of expressing their delight over a movie that doesn’t have sex, swearing and violence. The last time I had such an experience was when we saw ‘Wall-E.’” R.V.

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tradition. We thank all our sponsors for their support and trust that we will produce the very best parade for our neighbors. Thanks to the township staff members, who close streets, allow us to use their parking lot to assemble the parade, clean up after the parade and assist the volunteers in so many

ways. Last, but not least, thanks to the solid core of volunteers that operates like a “well-oiled” machine in producing the parade for the last seven years. This is a dedicated, skilled group of people who just “love a parade.” Without the volunteer hours, Steve Sievers’ expertise, township staff time, the sponsors,

and the many in-kind donations, the parade would not happen. This is real “Hometown Pride” every 4th of July when we stop and feel patriotic and grateful for our great country and our Anderson community. Beth Charlton 2011 Anderson 4th of July Chair Anderson Township

Ideas about Forest Hills school budget cuts are refreshing While Mary Bosken would prefer to hear nothing further from Terry Merrill, I find his idea of cuts across the board at Forest Hills rather refreshing. At the same time I find that I would like to hear nothing further from Andrew Pappas regarding Trustee Kevin O’Brien. While I may be the only one who thinks this, I believe that the purpose of attempting removal of Mr. O’Brien is to replace him with a more docile person who will not object to the spending plans of the other Trustee Duo. I find the opulence of our “Royal Palace” on Five Mile Road an embarrassment. There are already cracks in the concrete and they can’t even install an electronic sign you can read for all the money spent. As far as I’m concerned Mr.

O’Brien has done a remarkable job as trustee given the pressure to have him removed. And like it or not, Mr. Merrill makes sense. Don Bates It is someCommunity what scary to think that our Press guest youth are being columnist exposed to this spend, spend, spend attitude on the part of the school district and the township. The idea of spending less when you have less income should be a part of freshman economics. Unfortunately, the funding problems reveal a certain selfishness on the part of those who would not accept a small reduction in

salary to allow others to remain gainfully employed. Whatever happened to teachers teaching because they care about their students more than about their salaries? A recent letter to the Enquirer from a teacher at Little Miami explained their reason for leaving the district was because it was unstable. Since the last eight levies there have failed there, I would take that to be a pretty stable situation. So I’m pleased I subscribe to the Forest Hills Journal even when at times some of the letters make me fume. But these letters provide a good demonstration of the freedom of speech. Keep up the good work! Don Bates is an Anderson Township resident.

Good men are rarer than we think Our nation’s guiding principle is simple – faith and belief in man’s dignity. Immigrants came believing that we are equals. Some brought slaves who believed someday they, too, would be judged by the content of their character rather than their color. We never lost sight of those principles fighting and dying so no man had to bow. A nation where anyone could stand up free of their past tradition, blood ties, the curse of royalty and attempt to become what he wished. We reviled aristocracy and elitists who told us how live and think. We frowned upon those who took our wealth and sweat for their own designs. America was the first place where people mattered more than the state. Our democracy was and still is a bold experiment where we test freedom’s boundaries. Lately we have been convinced by turning over more money and freedom to government we could be freer. Now there is a growing curse of nobility and a new aristocracy is rising – a new breed of glittering men who use power and control – proclaiming it is for the dignity of man. These glittering men and their

governments’ laws, programs and bureaucrats are not fighting for the dignity of man but for themselves – the aristocracy spending our Gregory Delev treasure “fightCommunity ing for mankind, freedom; for Press guest for the people.” columnist These elitists under the guise of social reform have come back to CLASS, convincing us to put our faith in them, the government and the tradition of helping our fellow man. They proclaim to have created “the right values” and “the right kind of causes.” Yet we still see injustice, inequality, ignorance and poverty and classes grow further apart. The average person believes in freedom and the right to have a chance. They know life is not fair, but everyone has the chance to join the aristocracy of wealth as well as the chance to lose it. America was once a place where we didn’t care about telling other people how to live or think. We once despised those who did

or used our money to that end. It’s odd, you very rarely hear these elitists refer to their “principles of democracy” the same way they do about someone who opposes their views of democracy. They’ve merely transplanted the visions from the pulpits’ and elitists of Europe’s Dark Ages. The truth – there is not a perfect answer and in the end no one is no more valuable than a dead dog. History is replete at “creating equality” only to witness them hanging each other ... equality? America is about the right of everyone to prove they are better. Where in the operation of all this government spending and social engineering is this magnificent equality? Fate dooms many to stupidity or poverty from birth. No two things on earth are equal or have an equal chance. There’s many worse than me, and some better – race or creed or origin matters a damn. What matters is the chance. But experience and history tells us good men are rare, much rarer than we think. Greg Delev is an Anderson Township resident.


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 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-228-6321. 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

Cleveland – 216-522-7272.


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 614-644-6886; fax: 614719-3588. E-mail:

State Sen. Shannon Jones

7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-466-9737; via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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Cole Williams, 6, Anderson Township, smiles as he watches the juggling show.



Corey Larrison, of Anderson Township and the Cincinnati Circus Co., performs a juggling act for families.




Timmy Daly, 6, AndersonTownship, holds a bag for a performer in the juggling show.

Amanda Gehringer, 8, Anderson Township, keeps an eye on Corey Larrison, with the Cincinnati Circus Co., as he juggles above her head.

Nathan Sommers, 7, Anderson Township, is really wrapped up in part of the juggling show.

Juggling act

The Cincinnati Circus Co. recently performed a juggling act for families at the Beech Acres Park Amphitheater.

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Taste of New Oakley Networking Event, 6:30-9 p.m., Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road, Hosted by NSHMBA and State Farm. Networking event to see what is new in Oakley. Music by Jorge Wojtas, flamenco guitarist. Food by HUGO Restaurant and raffle. Email for more information. 859-982-2642; Oakley.


No Boyz Allowed: New Do, New You, 6:307:30 p.m., Benefit Salon & Spa, 3913 Eastern Ave., Jewish women ages 21-35. Tips and tricks from experts and information on how to create some of the hottest new hairstyles. Includes dinner and wine. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; Columbia Tusculum.


West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave. Ages 1270. $60 for five classes, $15. 269-5992091; Anderson Township.


Civic Pops!, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. Folk Melodies Inspire the Pops. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 231-4172; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 5


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Rides, games for all ages. 388-4466; Anderson Township.

St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road, Food, game booths, bingo, blackjack, bid-nbuy, flea market, raffle, entertainment and rides. Benefits St. Cecilia Parish. Through July 17. 871-5757; Oakley.

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Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 231-9463; Mount Washington. Vine and Dine Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Six tastes of wine, food and music. Family friendly. $30, $25 advance. 8715170; O’Bryonville.



Amos Lee and Lucinda Williams, 8 p.m., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Gates open and Blue Grass Quality Meats Concert Cook-out Series 6:30 p.m. $52.50, $43, $31; plus applicable fees. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Same Time, Next Year, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Cincinnati Boutique Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road, Old Anthropologie location. Offering designer looks at discounted price from area boutiques. Includes women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and more. Benefits Karen Wellington Memorial Foundation for women living with breast cancer. $5 suggested donation. Presented by Cincy Chic. Through July 17. 721-2445; Norwood. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 6


SOG Kids: Intro to Glass Bead Making Session 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Continues July 17 at 11 a.m. Beginning glass artists learn basics of bead making, participating in an art form with nearly 30,000 years of history. Ages 11 and up. $90. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. July Family Open House: Family Portraits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to create one-of-akind fused glass family portraits. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

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


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


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466; Anderson Township. St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church, 871-5757; Oakley.


Children’s Book Talk, 10-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Karen Henry Clark, author of “Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale,” reads from book. 731-2665; Oakley.


311, 6:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Sublime with Rome. Gates open 5 p.m. $60 for four-pack, $39.50, $22.50 lawn. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Same Time, Next Year, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Cincinnati Boutique Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, $5 suggested donation. 721-2445; Norwood. St. Cecilia Flea Market, 5-9 p.m., St. Cecilia School, 871-5757. Oakley.


Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Men’s and Women’s Open. Spectators welcome. $60 per team.533-0831; Columbia Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 7


Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower level. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, handson exhibits and artifacts. Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.



Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival is 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 15 and 16; and 3-11 p.m. Sunday July 17, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. There will be rides, games for all ages, bid’n buy booth, food and drink booths, air-conditioned children’s area and prizes, and a gambling tent and Texas Hold ‘em tournament. Alcohol will be served with ID and wristband. Call 3884466 or visit Pictured, Andrew Garcia, 5, of Burlington, tries with all his might to swing the hammer and win a prize at a past IHM festival. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


Culinary Trip Around the World, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2637 Edmondson Road, Explore dining delicacies of Africa, Asia, South America and Europe with host adventurer and cookbook author, Kate Pleatman of World Family Kitchen. Open to families to learn about culture, food and spices. Family friendly. $5 per person. Reservations required. 531-7000; email; Norwood.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151; Hyde Park.




Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 3-11 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Chicken dinner available. 3884466; Anderson Township. St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., St. Cecilia Church, 871-5757; Oakley.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Richard Watson, carillonneur. A Mid-Summer “Pops” Recital. 271-8519. Mariemont.


Same Time, Next Year, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Free. 396-8960. Norwood. Blue Bird, 6-10 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


The Handbell Choir of Germany, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Choir of 15 young adults of the Augustine Lutheran Church in Gotha, Germany, ring five octaves of Malmark handbells. Family friendly. Free, offering accepted. 474-4938; Anderson Township.

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Marketing Roundtable, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Oct. 18. 474-4802. Anderson Township.


Jr. High Park Parties, 8-10 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., For those entering grades 7-8. Must have school or park district ID to attend. Music, party themes, giveaways and games with prizes. $5. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Steely Dan, 8 p.m., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With the Blue Organ Trio. Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven Tour. Preconcert with Bob Cushing at 6 p.m. Free wine tasting 6:30 p.m. $99.50, $79.59, $45. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 0


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


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

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July 13, 2011


Soggy spring a set-up for summer slugfest

With all the rainfall this spring, slug populations have been at an all-time slimy high. And these “slime balls” will destroy you favorite plants when you aren’t looking. So how do you control these slow-moving slimy leaf eaters? First, you need to learn a little bit about them.

What are slugs and what do they do?

Slugs are simply shellless snails. These slimy creatures are mollusks, vary in size from 1⁄4 inch to 5 inches-plus, range from dark black-brown to orange in color, are hermaphroditic (male and female) laying up to 100 eggs or more (spring and summer), and are highly dependent on moisture in the ground and surrounding habitat. The slime trails they leave behind (when moving) become silvery when dry, and are used to identify the presence of slugs (along with holes in the plant’s foliage). Slugs over-winter as adults hiding in the ground. In the summer, they hide during the day under garden debris, mulch, rocks, boards, weeds and ground-

cover, to stay out of the sun and wind. A slug is 80 perc e n t water, and its slime is Ron Wilson 98 percent In the Garden water, so cool, dark and damp living conditions are important, and the main reason they feed at night, or during cloudy days. Slugs are especially active after rainfalls or irrigation periods. Slugs (snails) feed on a variety of living plants as well as decaying plant matter. They have chewing mouthparts and cause plant damage by creating large irregularly shaped holes in leaves with tattered edges. They prefer succulent foliage or flowers, seedlings, herbaceous plants, and fruit lying on or close to the ground, etc., but eat anything from garbage to feeding on bones. Hostas, by the way, are definitely one of their favorite plants.

How can I control slugs in my garden?

There are several ways

to help control slug populations, and in most cases, a combination of methods works best. Cultural controls: Eliminate places where slugs can hide, like stones, debris, weeds, and heavy mulches, and try to use plants less susceptible to slug damages. Open up the areas to more sunlight and airflow, which slugs do not like. Handpicking: Have a “Slugfest” to see who can pick the most slugs. Pick at night with a flashlight in hand. This is effective if done on a regular basis. Water the area before picking to entice the slugs out. Trapping: Inverted melon rinds or grapefruit halves make excellent traps. Scrape off the accumulated slugs daily and destroy them. Beer-baited traps work nicely. Use empty tuna cans, place in the ground around plants and fill with beer (non-alcoholic beer works best). Slugs are attracted to the beer, fall in the can and drown. Empty and refill with beer as needed. Barriers: Copper barriers around beds will keep slugs from entering. Using coarse sand, crushed egg shells or

used coffee grounds around desirable plants creates a border to help keep slugs out. Sprinkling the soil and or foliage with *diatomaceous earth acts as a barrier; when slugs crawl across it, they are sliced and dehydrate. Even using pine straw for mulch seems to deter slug populations. Baits: Slug baits are probably the most consistent method of slug control, but not all are labeled for around edibles (read the label). Covered containers or bait traps can be used to minimize poisoning concerns. Bonide’s *SlugMagic or Espoma’s *Slug & Snail Control are slug baits (less toxic/much safer) and can be used around children, pets, wildlife, the garden, etc. Natural enemies: Slugs have natural enemies, including ducks, geese, chickens, snakes, toads, turtles, birds, beetles, spiders, ants, harvestmen and firefly larvae. Invite these guys to your slugfest! *Note: Always read and follow the label/directions on each recommended product before use. Actual slug control will vary due to many factors, and rarely is

Anderson music therapist honored as innovative Brianna Shaffer, staff therapist at Music Therapy Services in Anderson Township, was recognized for her work at the eighth annual

Choices Awards event, hosted by Hamilton Choices, Inc. Shaffer was given the “Innovative” award at the

ceremony held on April 28th at Lifespring Christian Church. “Brianna uses music to connect with her young

clients working through emotional and behavioral problems,” her supervisor Mimi Sinclair said.

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Easy dishes to pull out for any picnic, potluck

Rita is on vacation for the next two weeks. The following is a selection of her “best of” recipes.

It’s summer and that means lots of folks celebrating the season with family cookouts, potlucks and picnics. Here are some good “take-along” recipes that can be done in advance. And that’s a bonus for everybody, especially the cook!

Bodacious baked beans

Is there a picnic that doesn’t include baked beans? Don’t think so. But baked beans don’t have to be boring. Elevate them to new heights with this recipe which is one of my most requested picnic side dishes. Adapted from my good friend Barbara Bond’s recipe. To see a video of me making this, log onto my blog at (Cooking with Rita). 32 oz. baked beans 1 can regular, plain beans, your choice, drained

1 generous cup favorite barbecue sauce or more 1 ⁄2 cup b r o w n Rita sugar 1 mediHeikenfeld um onion, Rita’s kitchen chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped but not peeled 6 strips bacon, sautéed and cut up Mix everything together. Pour into sprayed casserole. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40 to 50 minutes, until bubbly and no longer real runny. It gets thicker as it cools. Delicious hot, room temperature or cold. Serves six to eight.

Rita’s seven-layer salad

Anywhere from half to a pound of bacon, cut into small pieces, fried and drained 1 head of iceberg lettuce, enough to make two nice

layers in a big bowl 6-7 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 10 oz. or so pkg. of frozen peas, thawed 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, sliced Enough mayonnaise for last layer, a cup or so Salt and pepper Put half the lettuce in the bottom of a big bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put egg slices on top, enough to cover. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer half the green onions on. Sprinkle peas on top of that, the bacon, the rest of the lettuce, 2 cups cheddar. Spread mayonnaise on top making sure you cover the entire top. Cover and chill eight to 24 hours. To serve, sprinkle the rest of the cheddar on top and the rest of the green onions. Now if you don’t like that many green onions, leave them off of the top.

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⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup flour Up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 stick softened butter or margarine


Blend together 1

2 cups flour 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds. Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze. Blend together



OK, so when Tink brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded in. I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious.

Crumb topping:

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⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄2 to 2 teaspoons hot water


Perfect for the little ones to mix up. You can substitute pineapple chunks for the orange sections. 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup sour cream, regular or light 1 cup orange sections (and these can be canned mandarin oranges, drained) 1 cup grapes 1 cup flaked coconut Mix everything together. Chill. Serves four to six.

Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70-30 rule applies to

any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule about seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil. Season both sides with salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Gary O. Sparks, 39, 2362 Losantiville, theft, June 12. Carla Chapman, 35, 2362 Losantiville, theft, June 12. Carolyn J. Neill, 46, 1478 Mears Ave., disrupting public services, impersonating police officer, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, June 14. Adam M. Argenbright, 30, 1510 Beacon, theft, disorderly conduct







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while intoxicated, June 14. Jamie L. Maher, 32, 13758 Upper Cumberland, theft, June 6. Zachary Neuhaus, 22, 6035 Heis Terrace, failure to contain dog, June 21. Juvenile, 17, no drivers license, unauthorized use, June 21. Kirk T. Kinney, 43, 6931 Goldengate No. 305, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 22. Patricia R. Wilder, 25, 5424 Fenwick, theft, June 24. John K. Nenninger, 18, 607 Birney, underage consumption, June 24.

James Riley, 28, 3320 Colerain, theft, June 24.


Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Criminal damage

Male was threatened at 6931 Goldengate, June 22.


Female was assaulted at Township Tavern at Mt. Carmel Road, June 5. Male was assaulted at 7885 YMCA Road, June 23. Male was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, June 29.

Credit cards, etc. taken at 8415 Kilkenny, June 22.

Graffiti spray painted on wall at 7924 Meadowcreek, June 21.

Criminal mischief

Chairs and tables overturned at Forest Hill Swim Club at Eight Mile Road, June 25.

Felonious assault

Male was stabbed at Riverbend at Kellogg Avenue, June 26.

Briefcase, laptop, etc. taken from vehicle at 8010 Meadowcreek, June 14. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 1692 Tonopah, June 15. I-Pad taken from purse while at Subway; $500 at Beechmont Avenue, June 15. Bike taken; $400 at 1417 Grand Oaks, June 19. Counterfeit money passed at Gabriel

Thursday, June 23

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

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


Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

Sunday, June 26

5:52 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 8:15 a.m., Pebble Court, medical alarm 8:50 a.m., Beechshire Drive, person unconscious/unresponsive 10:03 a.m., Duxbury Court, sick person 10:16 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 2:33 p.m., Bruce Avenue, abdominal pain


INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

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

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

Come join us at

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

Building Homes Relationships & Families

513-474-1428 •


Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Down"

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527






New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road


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Nursery Care Provided

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

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

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

Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 6 Wed. & Fri. 10 - 7 Sat. 10 - 5 Closed Sun. & Mon.

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

Sunday Services

Friday, June 24

12:00 a.m., Grant Avenue, chest pain 2:51 a.m., Lengwood Drive, good intent call, other 8:19 a.m., Thole Road, person injured in a fall 10:24 a.m., Stirrup Road, diabetic emergency 11:32 a.m., Pebble Court, abdominal pain 2:11 p.m., Moran Drive, diabetic emergency 3:39 p.m., State & Stonehouse, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address 6:07 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, head injury


2022 EIGHT MILE ROAD 513-474-4950

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513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

Saturday, June 25



4:08 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 8:29 a.m., Brooke Avenue, arcing, shorted electrical equipment 8:55 a.m., Broadwell Road, sprinkler activation due to malfunction 9:52 a.m., Forest Road, sick person 10:22 a.m., Five Mile Road, false alarm or false call, other 11:35 a.m., State Road, person injured in a fall 12:51 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, head injury 1:13 p.m., Smokey Woods Lane, medical emergency 3:26 p.m., Blue Boar Court, medical alarm 5:42 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person with a laceration 9:21 p.m., Pebble Court, sick person 9:54 p.m., Goldengate Drive, citizen complaint 6:08 a.m., Meadowland Drive, detector activation, no fire - unintentional 9:52 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 11:14 a.m., Concordgreen Drive, person injured in a fall 12:18 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, abdominal pain 3:54 p.m., Batavia Road, medical emergency 10:37 p.m., Five Mile Road, sick person


11:30 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)

9:00 Equipping · 10:15 Exploring · 11:30 Exploring


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. CE-1001626063-01


Wednesday, June 22

9:31 a.m., Coolidge Avenue, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address 10:16 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 11:50 a.m., Beechmont & Five Mile, auto accident/person injured 12:11 p.m., Caledon Lane, person injured in a fall 12:53 p.m., State Road, person injured in a fall 1:27 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, public service assistance, other 3:30 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 3:32 p.m., Pebble Court, lift assistance 4:00 p.m., Five Mile Road, other incident type not listed 4:40 p.m., Jager Court, trouble breathing 5:43 p.m., Burney Lane, overheated motor 6:40 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 7:42 p.m., Goldengate Drive, person injured in a fall 7:48 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, overheated motor 11:02 p.m., Tallberry Drive, medical emergency

auto accident/person injured 6:07 p.m., Caledon Lane, lift assistance Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Good Shepherd

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor


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Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. CE-1001640397-01

3:22 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 5:01 p.m., Hunley & Anderson Manor,

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Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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

Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

PRESBYTERIAN Contemporary Worship Center on Forest Road

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230



3 Traditional Worship Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

2 Contemporary Worship Services

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •


problem, other 6:36 p.m., Nordica Lane, water problem, other 6:53 p.m., Eight Mile Road, flood assessment 7:00 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, flood assessment 7:18 p.m., Mount Carmel Road, severe weather or natural disaster, other 9:15 p.m., Cedar Crest Lane, power line down 11:00 p.m., Mount Carmel Road, trouble breathing


Tuesday, June 21



ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS 9:30 a.m., Waterpoint Lane, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 10:00 a.m., Eight Mile & Batavia, auto accident/person injured 10:14 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, alarm system activation, no fire unintentional 11:02 a.m., YMCA Road, medical emergency 11:43 a.m., Broadwell Road, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 1:23 p.m., Eight Mile & Beechmont, auto accident/person injured 2:26 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 4:00 p.m., Mount Carmel & Round Bottom, swift water rescue 4:03 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 4:04 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, severe weather or natural disaster, other 4:07 p.m., Broadwell Road, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 4:20 p.m., Pebble Court, EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 4:24 p.m., Pamela Drive, water evacuation 4:25 p.m., Forest Road, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 4:26 p.m., Hunters Knoll Lane, smoke detector activation, no fire unintentional 4:26 p.m., Brooke Avenue, flood assessment 4:27 p.m., Ravens Run, lightning strike (no fire) 4:28 p.m., Tidewater Court, water problem, other 4:29 p.m., Four Mile Road, flood assessment 4:29 p.m., Interstate 275 & Batavia Pike, swift water rescue 4:30 p.m., Northport Drive, swift water rescue 4:30 p.m., Wetheridge Drive, flood assessment 4:33 p.m., Clough Pike, flood assessment 4:36 p.m., Clough Pike, arcing, shorted electrical equipment 4:37 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, flood assessment 4:38 p.m., Pamela Drive, gasoline or other flammable liquid spill 4:40 p.m., Rosetree Lane, flood assessment 4:43 p.m., Berkshire & Maddux, search for person in water 4:47 p.m., Woodscene Court, flood assessment 4:53 p.m., Clough & Berkshire, swift water rescue 4:54 p.m., Woodglen Drive, water evacuation 4:57 p.m., Alnetta Drive, water problem, other 4:57 p.m., Voll Road, flood assessment 4:58 p.m., Pebble Court, lift assistance 5:02 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 5:03 p.m., Woodglen Drive, water evacuation 5:04 p.m., Evelyn Drive, flood assessment 5:05 p.m., Plazaview Court, water problem, other 5:19 p.m., Five Mile & Old Five Mile, motor vehicle accident with no injuries 5:21 p.m., Asbury Road, search for person in water 5:33 p.m., Bridle Road, flood assessment 5:41 p.m., Eight Mile & Bridle, flood assessment 5:42 p.m., Eight Mile Road, flood assessment 5:45 p.m., Brooke Avenue, water problem, other 5:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, water problem, other 5:54 p.m., Asbury Road, flood assessment 6:01 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, swift water rescue 6:20 p.m., Rosetree Lane, water problem, other 6:20 p.m., Rosetree Lane, water problem, other 6:20 p.m., Rosetree Lane, water problem, other 6:22 p.m., Berkshire Road, water problem, other 6:24 p.m., Martha Road, water evacuation 6:26 p.m., Woodglen Drive, flood assessment 6:34 p.m., Rosetree Lane, water problem, other 6:35 p.m., Brooke Avenue, water









Forest Hills Journal

July 13, 2011

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided


Forest Hills Journal

On the record

July 13, 2011

DEATHS William R. Barnett

William R. Barnett, 83, of Anderson Township died July 3. He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

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Survived by wife, Pauline E. Barnett; sons Mark (Monica), Michael (Yumi), and Bill (Rene) Barnett; daughters Mary Barnett-Dailey and Lisa (Douglas) Motto; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Ralph Barnett; mother, Agnes Wessel; and sister, Mary Kendle. Services were July 6 at St. Rose Church, Cincinnati.

Donald P. Cunningham

Donald P. Cunningham, 87, of Anderson Township died June 28. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Survived by wife, Etha Little-Cun-

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ningham; son, Matt (Judy) Cunningham; daughters Nancy (late Tom) Pennington and Amy (Jack) Mason; sister, Kathleen “Sis” Cox; and grandchildren Beth (Dan), Shannon (Steve), Chris and Rick. Preceded in death by father, Michael Cunningham and mother, Stella Cordes. Services were July 2, at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Leroy Kirby

Leroy Kirby, 75, of Anderson Township died July 4. Survived by wife, Carole A. Kirby; sons Matthew (Melinda) and David (Jennifer) Kirby; daughters Kim and Yvonne Kirby; sisters Carol Hill and Georgie Tenley; and grandchildren Noah and Kaitlan Kirby. Preceded in death by father, Mason Kirby; and mother, Eleanor Kane. Services were July 8 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Shelby L. Machado

Shelby L. Machado, 19, of Anderson Township died June 24. Survived by father, Scott Macha-

do; mother, Gwen (nee Glenn) Machado; sister, Melissa Machado; and grandparents Julie Glenn and Shirley Ashbridge. Services were June 30 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Donald Joseph Schmidt

Donald Joseph Schmidt, 91, of Anderson Township died June 29. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survived by wife of 66 years, Audrey Schmidt; sons Donald (Irene), Douglas (Peggy) and Dennis (Mary) Schmidt; daughters Donna Lee (Frank) Salidino, Deborah (Craig) Rouse, Diane (Tom) Utaski and Delores (Larry) Tibbs; 22 grandchildren’ and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Robert Schmidt; and mother, Helen Vieth. Services were July 1 at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Francis A. Schultz

Francis A. Schultz, 93, of Anderson Township died June 28. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survived by daughter, Annette Schultz; sister, Beatrice Zastrow;

four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Elizabeth R. Schultz; father, Herman Schultz; and mother, Dana Smith. Services were July 1 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Martha T. Smith

Martha T. Smith, 79, of Mount Washington died July 2. Survived by siblings Joyce T. (Richard) Marsh, Thomas (Carol), Lester (Mary) and Samuel (Sue) Tudor; and nieces and nephews Randy Mosley, Jason and Taylor Marsh, Becky, Kyle, Brian and Leslie Tudor and Tammy Silvis. Preceded in death by husband, James M. Smith; father, Samuel E. Tudor; mother, Minvia Perry; siblings James Tudor and Katherine Seitz; and nephew, Mark Tudor. Services were July 7 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Shirley R. Stevens

Shirley R. Stevens, 87, of Anderson Township died July 5. Survived by daughter, Carolyn (Robert) Trainor; siblings Robert E.

and Thomas R. Riser and Janet A. Champlin; and grandchildren John Trainer and Susan Chraibi. Preceded in death by husband, Donald M. Steves M.D.; son, Donald M. Stevens Jr.; father, Earl Joseph Riser; and mother, Agnes Bernice Otten. Services were July 7 at St. Francis de Sales Church, Cincinnati.

Louise M. Yerino

Louise M. Yerino, 88, of Anderson Township died June 28. Survived by children Luigina, Lisa Smith, Lario (Phyllis) Yerino Jr., Lawrence (Susan) and Linda (Steve) Bradford; brother, Benjamin Franklin (Maude) Lambert; and seven grandsons. Preceded in death by husband, Lario Yerino Sr.; father, George Lambert; and mother, Bernice Sauders; and siblings Herman Travis Lambert and Georgia Marcelli Vestal. Services were July 8 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington. Memorials to: Food Ministry of Vineyard Church, 11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246; or Grant County Ky., 1100 Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097.

Fri, Sat Nights

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

Farmer’s Market OHIO VALLEY

FRUIT & VEGETABLE GROWERS Direct From Local Area Farmers

Mt. Carmel Sports Page Cafe Tuesdays 2-6pm Milford Garden Center


Corner of Rt. 50 & 131 in Milford Shopping Center Wed. 2-PM • Sat. 10 AM


State Route 32: Fischer Robert Turpin Jr. Tr to Russell Sandra Lee; $201,102. 1334 Beacon Road: National Reis Equity Partners LLC to Requardt Dennis; $58,000. 1368 Plazaview Court: Landers David J. & Debra J. to Blue Julee A.; $152,500. 1432 Apple Hill Road: Donnelly Lane F. to Collins Darragh J.; $354,000. 1432 Apple Hill Road: Donnelly Lane F. to Collins Darragh J.; $354,000. 1659 Clemson Circle: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Walters Eugene; $117,000. 1988 Fossway Court: Favia Beverly A. to Favia Dominick J.; $193,000. 1988 Fossway Court: Favia Beverly A. to Favia Dominick J.; $193,000. 2290 Endovalley Drive: Shockley Noelle K. to Paquette Ian M.; $380,000. 2439 Ashton Court: Jones Brian Scott & Krista L. to Cassady Thomas Dahniel Jr.; $575,000. 2714 Caledon Lane: Medina Krista L. & Mario to Lambert Dennis M.; $311,000. 3700 Mount Carmel Road: Schmidt Tina M. to Huntington National Bank; $385,700.

7326 Woodcroft Drive: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Walters-Mcmahan Dana M.; $271,000. 7370 Ridgepoint Drive: Cook Mildred M. to Corbly Timothy; $70,500. 8068 Clough Pike: HSBC Bank USA National Association Tr to Wilson Lee F.; $53,250. 8585 Linderwood Lane: Edwards Harry Richard & Patricia Ann to Lippmeier-Suarez Ginger; $110,000. 867 Eaglesknoll Court: Sclafani Judith L. Tr to Gansz Peggy Ann Tr; $267,000. 8682 Pastoral Lane: Tristate Holdings LLC to Doyle Custom Construction; $64,900. 8682 Pastoral Lane: Keybank National Association to Tristate Holdings LLC; $59,500.


5001 Kellogg Ave.: Lauter Sharon E. to Roepcke John M.; $6,900.


3626 Morris Place: Mciver Properties LLC to Robinson Emily; $140,000. 3752 Mead Ave.: Teater Ricky & Juliana to Spicer Richard; $10. 3754 Mead Ave.: Teater Ricky &

Juliana to Spicer Richard; $10. 3826 Kellogg Ave.: Confer Ronald F. to Jude Patricia; $25,000. 3828 Kellogg Ave.: Confer Ronald F. to Jude Patricia; $25,000. 3830 Kellogg Ave.: Confer Ronald F. to Jude Patricia; $25,000. 402 Tusculum Ave.: Chachula Mark W. & Robyn T. to Bohanske Michael S.; $146,000.


5026 Leonard St.: Kahn Christopher to Wirtz Patrick M.; $347,000.


1252 Cristway Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Wager Shaun M.; $65,000. 2376 Kenlee Drive: Frantz Kevin C. & Melissa M. to Donahue Ryan P.; $233,900. 6118 Benneville St.: Steelman Dustin A. & Julia E. Hopper to Mckinney Allison B.; $107,000. 6819 Whitehall Ave.: Watkins Donald J. to Van Dolph Brian L.; $110,000.


5091 Village Drive: Singh Navkaran B & Suzanne M. to Eyer Ronald J. Tr; $375,000.

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From B5 Brothers; $250 at Beechmont Avenue, June 21. Five catalytic converters taken off vehicles at Eastside Body Shop; $4,500 at Beechmont Avenue, June 21. Trash cans taken at 2230 Wolfangel, June 21. Two catalytic converters taken off vehicles at O’Reily’s Auto Parts at Beechmont Avenue, June 22. Wallet taken at Sunlite Pool at Kellogg Avenue, June 26. HVAC adapter taken at GSAM;

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BEST OF SIESTA KEY Gulf front condo, Crescent Beach. All amenities. Bright & airy. Shops & eateries nearby. Weeks avail. from 7/23. Cincy owner, 232-4854

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$439 at Beechmont Avenue, June 24. A tennis bracelet taken from Fred Meyer Jewelers; $13,475 at Beechmont Avenue, June 17. Watches taken; $550 at 7946 Clough, June 26.



Diiriye H. Yusuf, born 1989, city or local ordinance violation, June 16. David R. Shields, born 1967, city or local ordinance violation, June 16.


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$1,450 at Beechmont Avenue, June 22. Cellphone, shirts, etc. taken at 7927 Heatherglen, June 18. Clothing taken from Gabriel Brothers; $71 at Beechmont Avenue, June 24. Money missing from Podiatry Assocs. Of Cincinnati; $5,237.02 at Ohio 125, June 24. Two catalytic converters taken off vehicles at Beechmont Toyota; $1,800 at Beechmont Avenue, June 20. Credit cards, left at Harbor Freight, taken at Beechmont Avenue, June 23. Cans of Freon taken from Auto Zone;

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