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Photo contest

Share your vacation photo and you could have the chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot DSCW120 digital still camera and a $25 Best Buy gift card. Submit your best shot by visiting the Contests page on CincinnatiMomsLikeMe.com and uploading your photo to the “Summer Vacation Photo Contest.” Deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 16.

Bike-staging area?

Newtown Village Council continues to seek money for a bike-staging area on the proposed site of the new Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District fire station in the village. Council recently voted to hire consultant Allan Freeman, who’s worked in a similar capacity with the village in the past, for three months at a cost to taxpayers of $150 an hour, not to exceed $1,500 each month. SEE STORY, A2

Fame name game

Is there a Paw McCartney or Charles Barkley in your life? If you’ve named one of your pets after a famous person, we’d like to hear your story and see a photo. Just visit Cincinnati.com/ Share, log in or create a free account, and click “Publish photos.” Look for the “Pets” gallery and be sure to include the story behind your pet’s name and the community you live in.

Voice your opinion

Do you agree with new Forest Hills Local School District Superintendent Dallas Jackson that the district’s Facility Committee should wait until he implements a strategic plan before developing a facilities plan? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the Aug. 4 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship asking readers if Anderson Township will be able to enforce its contract and get a buyer of the foreclosed property behind the Anderson Towne Center to complete the parking garage are: Yes: 18% No:

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More parking for bike path? 13 more spaces for Five Mile Trail to cost $50,000 By Lisa Wakeland

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Anderson Township wants to add more parking spaces off Newtown Road for the Five Mile Trail. The township currently leases 10 spaces from Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, next to the northern end of the trail, for $2,400 per year. Steve Sievers, assistant township administrator and Development Services director, said the township and church are currently negotiating a 20-year parking lease and easement agreement. “The trail is very highly utilized and there is no more room (at the church) for more spaces,” he said. The new parking lot, with water and utility lines, is estimated to cost taxpayers $50,000 and will have 12 regular parking spaces and one handicap space. Sievers said he anticipates the project, which also includes a temporary restroom facility and water fountain, to be complete by the end of 2011. He said both the township and church would look into grants to construct a permanent restroom facility in the future. Public Works Director Richard Shelley said the lot would have permeable pavement to help capture storm water runoff and they have discussed adding a rain garden in the future. The parking lot would be in between the current paved area at Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church and the Five Mile Trail. It would have a separate entrance off Newtown road. Township Trustee Peggy Reis suggested adding a bike rack near the parking lot to accommodate

Anderson Township Trustee Peggy Reis suggested adding a bike rack to complement a proposed parking lot on the Five Mile Trail. residents who ride a bike to the trail and then walk the trail. The Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals must approve a conditional use certificate prior to parking lot construction. The parking lot and easement agreement are expected to be discussed at the next township trustees meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.

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Superintendent questions plan’s timing By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

New Forest Hills Local School District Superintendent Dallas Jackson expressed concerns about developing a facilities plan before a strategic plan for the Forest Hills Local School District is in place. “Are we putting the cart before the horse?” Jackson asked during last week’s Facilities Committee meeting. Jackson said he is preparing a strategic plan for the district. “We need to tighten our belts, but at the same time have an educational component,” he said. Jackson said the committee should proceed with its work and provide a recommendation, which could then be incorporated into the strategic plan. Richard Neumann, chairman of the committee, asked committee members how they wanted to proceed. “(We) are trying to build consensus on where we go from here,” he said. Committee members said it is important to present a clear message to the community. They also said other factors such as programs in the district are important. “Facilities alone won’t give kids the best education,” said

committee member Melissa Oakley. Committee member Wayne Rod agreed. “Quality of education is the most important Jackson thing,” said Rod. “We’re talking numbers, (but) what do these plans do to enhance education.” The committee recently presented four potential building con-

figuration options. The possibility of adding temporary modular buildings also was discussed during the meeting, but Neumann most of the committee members seemed reluctant to use modular buildings, seeing this as more of a short-term solution if a future operating levy failed.

Building options The Forest Hills Local School District Facilities Committee is considering four future building configurations. The proposed configurations and estimated levy and bond amounts, presented in March, are: • Maintaining the existing building configuration of six elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. This would require a 5.71-mill operating levy in May 2011. • A configuration of four elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. This would involve the construction of one new elementary school as well as additions to the existing buildings and renovation of the high schools. This would require a 9.98-mill combined operating/bond levy in May

2011. • A configuration of four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school and one high school. This would involve the construction of a new elementary school and construction of a new high school. This would require a 7.54-mill combined operating/bond levy in May 2011. • A configuration of four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. This would involve the construction of one new elementary school, construction of a new high school and additions to some of the existing buildings. This would require a 10.26-mill combined operating/bond levy in May 2011.

Neumann asked if a property tax appraisal would be worth considering. Ray Johnson, director of business operations, said an appraisal had not been done for several years. The committee said an appraisal might be worth considering if it could be done without incurring additional expenses. Another option proposed during the meeting was to proceed with a building plan in phases and concentrate first on Wilson Elementary School and Anderson High School, buildings which the committee said are most in need of repair. The committee said the next step will be to get cost estimates on several of the building options, factoring in additional expenses such as extracurricular activities and programs. The Facilities Committee also plans to have a separate committee, the Business Advisory Committee, review the initial cost estimates for consolidation of the buildings. A joint meeting with the Business Advisory Committee will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road.


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Newtown pursues bike-staging area By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Newtown Village Council continues to seek money for a bike-staging area on the proposed site of the new Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District fire station in

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the village. Council recently voted to hire consultant Allan Freeman, who’s worked in a similar capacity with the village in the past, for three months at a cost to taxpayers of $150 an hour, not to exceed $1,500 each month.

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The former E-check building at 7036 Main St. in Newtown, a 5-acre site that is expected to replace the village’s current fire station, may also serve as a bike staging area that connects to local bike trails. Freeman will be seeking grants and other funding opportunities to lessen the financial burden on the village for the potential project. Freeman said during the meeting that the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional

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Council of Governments will soon make $9 million in grants available for projects similar to a bike-staging area in Newtown. “That’s where I think we should focus our attention,� he said. The bike-staging area would likely consist of 15 to 20 parking spaces with access to sidewalks and the bike trails in and around the village. Freeman said other amenities, like restrooms, could make the site more attractive to bike riders. Any potential project at

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the new fire station hinges on the Fire District buying the former E-check building at 7036 Main St., which will house a new station and the possible bike staging area. During the meeting, Councilman Mark Kobasuk stated the Fire District has nearly completed its deal to buy the site, at a cost of approximately $750,000. If the deal is agreed upon bonds could be issued in August, bids could be completed in October and construction could start in January.

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Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during last night’s Newtown Village Council meeting: • Consultant Allan Freeman, who village council hired to find funding for the potential bike staging area, also agreed to help the Village of Newtown Veterans Association seek out funding for its memorial wall, which will be installed at Moundview Park. • Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan said the village recently received four donated radar guns – two from the state as part of the village’s participation in its “Click it or Ticketâ€? campaign and two from neighboring communities. He said new radar guns typically cost between $3,000 and $5,000 each. • Council voted to approve spending $5,000 on furniture for the house at Moundview Park. The house is now available for rental. • Council voted to approve an ordinance donating a trailer to Turpin High School. The trailer needs many repairs and was going to be disposed of if not for the donation. The Turpin High School band will use the trailer to haul equipment to performances. Kobasuk said the project would likely take about nine months to complete. ADVERTISEMENT

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Businesses pan permit process By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Anderson Township, along with the Hamilton County Economic Development Office and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a business survey, the first since 2005. Questions ranged from general satisfaction and growth rates to challenges and benefits of having a business in Anderson Township. Bryan Kauffeld, general manager of Ulmer’s Auto Care Center on Salem Road, said he likes having a business in Anderson Township, but the permit requirements can be cumbersome. “One of the biggest challenges are the road blocks put in front of us for any expansion or improvements,” he said. “It’s very difficult to get it done in a timely fashion.” Susan Parker, owner of Susan’s Natural World on

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Ulmer’s Auto Care General Manager Bryan Kauffeld, right, reviews a repair with automotive technician Fred Berlund. Kauffeld filled out the business survey and said he would like to see the permit process become less difficult. Beechmont Avenue, agreed that the permit process is time-consuming and said signage requirements are also a challenge. Parker said she’d like to have a small sign, such as a sandwich board, near the road announcing daily or weekly specials, but sign

restrictions prohibit that. Parker added that she also would like to see more coordination with the chamber, township and businesses to encourage residents to shop locally. “These last few years have been harder for everyone and as things change we need to keep people shopping in the community,” she said.

“Keeping it local will be good for all of us.” Kauffeld said he would like to see tax incentives and government support to spur economic development in the township. He added that he’d like to see a greater focus on finding other businesses to fill the vacant properties and give a boost the business community.

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Owner Susan Parker, right, and employee Betty Porter help customer Hubert Harrello at Susan’s Natural World. Parker said she would like to see an emphasis on shopping locally.

Anderson Township sent out 560 surveys and received 100 responses. Here are some of the survey highlights: • More than half of the businesses that responded plan interior upgrades in the next two years and close to 40 percent plan exterior upgrades or expansions. • Proximity to market area came in as the top benefit to being located in Anderson Township with visibility and

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BRIEFLY Free movie planned

The First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills will show the movie “Rookie of the Year” as part of its Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the church, 1674 Eight Mile Road. “Rookie of the Year” is a family comedy movie about a boy whose broken arm heals in a way that gives him extraordinary pitching power. The event is free. For more information call 474-2441.

Horsing around Lucy Steinert, 3, of Mt. Lookout isn’t sure what to make of a horse during the National Night Out in Mt. Washington. Her father, Nick, right, shows the friendlinss of the horse, which is named Grizz. Also shown is police officer John Van Dyne with the Cincinnati Police Mounted Patrol. The National Night Out is a yearly event which brings police and the community together and includes a variety of displays and activities.

Campout to fight malaria

The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Anderson Township, will host a camp-out on the church grounds Saturday Aug. 14, to bring attention to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Lutheran Malaria Initiative has partnered with Nothing But Nets to fight malaria. For more information about Lutheran Malaria Initiative go online to www.lutheranmalaria.org. For more information about Nothing But Nets go online to www.nothingbutnets.net.

Historical tour

A historical tour of the Mt. Washington Cemetery will be 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The cemetery is located on Sutton Avenue. The tour will be led by Julie Rimer, a trustee with the Mt. Washington Cemetery Association. Tickets for the tour are $10 and will go toward maintenance of the cemetery. For tickets or information, call Rimer at 232-6250.

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Mt. Washington seeks funding for streets, businesses By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

Mt. Washington hopes to continue streetscape enhancements as well as improve business district facades. During a recent meeting the Mt. Washington Community Council approved applying for Neighborhood Business Development Improvement Program funding. Fifty-two Cincinnati neighborhoods are eligible

to compete for the Improvement Program funding. A total of $1 million is available, which would be divided up among the various communities which are chosen to receive funding. Communities typically send in major and minor proposals for funding. Mt. Washington’s minor proposal is for up to $30,000 for a design study for streetscape improvements. This would continue streetscape improvements along Beechmont Avenue

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from Campus Lane to Mears Avenue. These improvements would include lighting, benches, trash receptacles, planting containers and other enhancements in the business district. “These are long-term projects,” said Jake Williams, president of the board. Williams said rebuilding a portion of the Mt. Washington Cemetery fence would likely be included in the streetscape plan. The major proposal

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would be for funding to help with facade improvements in the business district. This proposal is for $115,000. As part of this proposal, building and business owners who participate would pay half the cost for facade improvements while the city

would pay the other portion. Mark Macomber, president of the Mt. Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp., said several businesses have expressed interest in participating if the funding is approved. These include the Frank Design Studio, Anderson Hills Plumbing, Repair and Supplies, Music Makers LLC, Water Tower Fine Wines and several other businesses. Facade improvements would also be made to the police substation, he said. “It’s a good incentive to look at what you have and what you can do,” said Kate Young, owner of Music Makers. Young said her landlord has expressed interest in making facade improvements. “Specifically, we have a curb around the front of the building we would like to remove and then also widen one of our entries,” she said. Young said some brick work repair needs to be done as well. This funding would make these repairs affordable, she said. Macomber said the proposals will need to be submitted in August.

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Newtown to buy furniture for park house By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

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Anderson Township resident Harry D’Agostino gets ready to start a race. His red Go-Kart was stolen and his parents are offering a reward for its return.

Theft threatens Go-Kart season for Anderson Twp. boy By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Harry D’Agostino’s racing season almost screeched to a halt when his prized Go-Kart recently was stolen from his Anderson Township home. Harry, 12, said his dad woke him up the next morning to deliver the devastating news. “I was kind of shocked and really sad,” he said. “I just want my Go-Kart back.” Karen D’Agostino, Harry’s mom, said the GoKart, gears and gas can, worth about $5,000, were stolen from the garage, but everything else was untouched. She said she suspects it was kids who knew the GoKart was in the garage. “It’s just so disheartening because we don’t know who took it,” she said. “We know it’s unlikely we’ll find it, but we keep checking on Craigslist and eBay.” Harry, who races competitively for the Ohio Valley Karting Association, said he’d seen flyers for stolen Go-Karts at other race tracks, but didn’t think much of it. “I thought it wouldn’t happen to me because I live in a safe neighborhood,” Harry said. The family lives on a dead-end street in the Sanctuary of Ivy Hills. Harry was first introduced to Go-Kart racing a few years ago and remembers watching Formula One races with his dad, Tony. After a few runs on a practice track, Harry decided he wanted to race competitively.

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Harry D’Agostino, 12, proudly displays one of his Go-Kart trophies. His $5,000 GoKart was recently stolen from his Anderson Township home, throwing a wrench in his season. The Go-Kart was an eighth birthday gift and his dad drove him to Indianapolis to pick out parts to customize it. Next year, Tony said his son will move up to a different division and need a new Go-Kart. Until then, fellow racers have offered to loan Harry another Go-Kart until October, when the season ends. Though he’s thankful, Harry said it will be hard

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The house at Moundview Park has been ready for rental for more than a month, and now the village will buy furniture for the home to make it more attractive to potential renters. Newtown Village Council recently approved spending $5,000 of taxpayers’ money for furniture, including tables and chairs, for the house at Moundview Park. The house was recently renovated and is available for rental. Mayor Curt Cosby said local business Meridian is scheduled to host an event at the house at the end of August. “Right now, we have no furniture in there at all,” he said. Cosby said he’d like the village to buy $5,000 in furniture using park funds available for the house. He said the $5,000 may serve as just the start and council could be asked to allocate more money to furnish the house. Councilman Brian Burns said Meridian, which donated $5,000 to the renovation of the house, is considering using it for monthly meetings, so the village should act fast to place tables and chairs at the house. “If we’re going to rent the house out we can’t have

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Pauline Murrie, who was one of many volunteers at the house, stands in the house at Moundview Park, which was recently renovated. The village will soon buy furniture for the house, which can be rented to local businesses and community groups.

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The house at Moundview Park is ready for rentals, and the Newtown Village Council will soon furnish the home with tables and chairs in order to attract local businesses and community groups. them sitting on the floor,” said Councilman Joe Harten. Renovations and repairs on the Moundview house

began in March 2008. Most of the work and materials used were donated by local businesses and residents.


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Stinger Dunaway overcomes lost season By Anthony Amorini eastsports@communitypress.com

Athletically ineligible. The words rang out like a death knell for 2010 Seven Hills graduate Josh Dunaway near the start of his junior year in 2008. Positioned near the top of his class academically, the Anderson Township resident didn’t anticipate any problems when transferring from St. Xavier to Seven Hills following his sophomore year. But trouble arrived just the same. The Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled Dunaway athletically ineligible for the 20082009 season citing a rule used to discourage the stacking of privateschool rosters. Though understandably bitter at first, from chaos came an opportunity and Josh quickly made the best of the hand he was dealt. Dunaway attended every Stinger practice and watched every varsity contest from the bench as a junior alongside Seven Hills head coach Willie Hill despite knowing he would never see a second of playing time. “It was one of the proudest moments I’ve ever had,” Josh’s father, Craig Dunaway, said of his son’s dedication despite the adversity of his junior year. “Here’s a kid who knows he can’t play in games and he still wants to be a part of the team. It showed a lot about his character.” Josh’s positivity and team-oriented mentality landed him the Eastern Hills Journal Sportsman of the Year award in 2010. Readers nominated Sportsman of the Year candidates and determined winners through online voting. “It’s a huge honor and I appreciate all of my teammates and

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Josh Dunaway, far left, takes a moment for a family photo alongside, from left, his mother, Denise, his sister, Caitlin, and his father, Craig.

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Josh Dunaway of Seven Hills showcases his shooting form while taking a jumper during the winter season. coaches and my parents for their support through the years,” Josh said of the award. Hill was quick to chime in on the subject of Josh’s junior season. “Josh showed a lot of maturity to make that decision,” Hill said. “Sitting out a whole year was tough, but he handled it well. “He worked hard, encouraged the guys and did everything he could to get ready for his senior season,” Hill added. Finally able to compete as a

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list

Christopher Drew Kemp-Baird has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Drury University. He is a graduate of Anderson High School.

Fred Anderson has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Cedarville University. He is the son of Dewey and Betsy Anderson of Mount Washington.

Lauren E. Reenan has been named to the 2010 annual dean’s list at Otterbein College. She is the daughter of Nancy Reenan of Anderson Township.

Bethany X. Jeffery has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Pace University. She is a graduate of Anderson High School.

John Drosick has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Villanova University. He is from Newtown.

Christian Furbay has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton. He is a 2008 graduate of Turpin High School.

Phillip Furbay has been named to the 2010 spring quarter dean’s list at Ohio University. He is a 2008 graduate of Turpin High School.

Alexandra Fitzgerald Jones has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Wake Forest University. She is from Anderson Township.

Christopher M. Puccia has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Gonzaga University. He is from Anderson Township.

John Drosick has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Villanova University. He is from Anderson Township.

Allison Sparling, Amy Geibel and Travis Scoby have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Findlay. Sparling is from Anderson Township.

Geibel and Scoby are from Newtown.

Alana W. Dillon has been named to the 2010 spring quarter dean's list at NKU. She is a graduate of Turpin HS majoring in Spanish at NKU.

Graduates

Brandon James Taylor, an Anderson Senior High School graduate, has earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Denison University. Taylor has also been awarded the Albert M. Higley Memorial Scholarship. Matthew Taylor Wright, a St. Xavier High School graduate, has earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology, also from Denison. He is from Anderson Township.

Kyle M. Haungs has received a Bachelor of Arts in economics, cum laude, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management, cum laude, from Boston University. He is from Mount Washington. • Jennifer Merrill graduated, summa cum laude, from Gettysburg College on May 16. She is from Anderson Township. • Tyler Colin Braasch has received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is from Anderson Township.

Several students recently received degrees from Ohio University. They are: Mount Washington: Amy Zidron, Rachel Briedis, Alician Wilson, Andy Brownfield, Emily Feldman. Newtown: Lindsey Cornish, Erin Colaner, Travis Van Dusen, Lindsey Sims, Sara Ahlrichs, Maggie Kuhr, Hilary Berghausen. Anderson Township: Steve Gartner, Jake Osterfeld, Kevin Kappers, Christopher Luessen.

Several local students have received degrees from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. They are: Mount Washington: Cassie N. Warner, Robert Shannon, Pollyan Camery, Brenda Maureen Grannen, Jeffrey Lausten, Kurt R. Raver. Newtown: Kelli B. Olson, Lauren Strauss. Anderson Township: Mary Jo Wuest.

senior, Dunaway took full advantage of his role playing off the bench in 2009-2010 as he led the Stingers in free throws (26), three-pointers (26), three-point shooting percentage (26-of-58 for 44.8-percent) and steals (19). He ranked third on the team with 8.5 points a game as a senior. The Stingers finished at 20-3 and won a Division IV sectional title. Dunaway was named Second-

• Voted “Most Likely to Become President” by Seven Hills’ senior class • Cumulative GPA of 4.11 for the 2010 Seven Hills graduate • National Merit finalist • Inducted into: The Cum Laude Society at Seven Hills; National Spanish Honor Society • Community service: Plays guitar in church youth praise band at Anderson Hills United Methodist; volunteer work at Stepping Stones • Second-team All-Miami Valley Conference for senior basketball season; also selected for MVC AllAcademic team • All-Tournament Team at Father Lopez Holiday Tournament during outof-town trip to Orlando, Fla., with Seven Hills in December 2009 • Continuing career with collegiate team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Team All-Miami Valley Conference for his notable contributions. “I learned a lot having the coach’s perspective from the sidelines (as a junior) and it prepared me for my senior year,” he said. Long before beginning at Seven Hills, he was honing his craft and becoming a sharp-shooter from the outside with daily

practice sessions at home. “From the time he could walk I stuck a basketball in his hands,” Craig joked. “You could tell immediately he had a passion for it. He’d be out there all day shooting, and we’d have to call for him to come get food.” Josh was thankful he spent the long hours learning the in’s and out’s of his shot, he said. “A lot of people don’t see the work you put in behind the scenes but it really does pay off in a big way,” he said. Dunaway soon begins his collegiate career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his cumulative GPA of 4.11 and his shooting skill in tow. Josh will need both his brains and athletic ability to succeed in the academically challenging environment at MIT, he said. After majoring in management and minoring in economics at MIT, Josh plans on continuing his education at law school. “I’m really excited for the opportunity. I always knew I wanted to play at the next level and MIT is the perfect place for me to do that,” Josh said. “The school and area have so much to offer.”

153 acrocheer tumblers in top 3 at state Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson struck gold again in the AAU Junior Olympic State Championship meet. In the individual championships Acrocheer had 44 (state champion) gold medal winners, 19 silver medal winners and 15 bronze medal winners. The team competed in 99 events and had a total of 78 competitors in the top three places in the AAU Junior Olympic State Meet. There is no team competition; everything is individual. Power tumbling has competition in three events: tumbling, trampoline and double minitrampoline. Acrocheer had four girls: Ali Asbury, Delilah Folk, Kassidy Nafziger, Amber Russell and one boy, Alex Link, who were state champions in all three events. State champions in two events were Sarah Crable, Jessica Doan, Tessa Doan, Lily Ganote, Jasmine Haas, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Megan Roberts, Emily Swertfeger and Laura Vilardo. State champions in one event were Savannah Fox, Lily Malone, Isabella (Bella) Motto, Katelyn Nevin, Leah Roadhouse, Sierra Stepp, Sadie Stover, Dawson Vilardo and Sami Vogel. Silver medal winners were Sarah Crable, Elie Fermann, Savannah Fox (3), Lily Ganote, Jasmine Haas, Emily Henkes, Alyssa Joyce (2), Lily Malone, Isabella (Bella) Motto (2), Katlelyn Nevin, Leah Roadhouse,

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The Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson shows off its trophies it recently won at the USTA State Championship Meet. In back, from left, are assistant coach Ken Sands, Sami Vogel, Natalie Heimbrock, Tess Renusch, Sophie Lewis, Sierra Stepp, Sadie Stover, Lily Ganote, Katelyn Nevin, Emily Swertfeger, Dawson Vilardo, Alex Stevens and head coaches Helen Perry and Don Perry. In third row are Mackenzie Tyler, Sarah Crable, Tiffany Russell, Katie Lambert, Lily Malone, Emily Lewis, Julia Migliara, Nicole Jordan and Alex Link. In second row are Delilah Folk, Bella Motto, Laura Vilardo, Emily Henkes, Leah Roadhouse, Katie Osborne, Elie Fermann, Sahvannah Fox, Ali Asbury, Allison Young and Amber Russell. In front are Kassidy Nafziger and Alyssa Joyce. Not pictured are Jessica Doan, Tessa Doan, Jasmine Haas and Megan Roberts. Tiffany Russell, Alex Stevens (2), Sadie Stover, Makenzie Tyler and Laura Vilardo. Bronze medal winners were Elie Fermann, Savannah Fox, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Lily Malone, Megan Roberts, Tiffany Russell, Sierra Stepp (2), Alex Stevens, Sadie Stover, Emily Swertfeger, Makenzie Tyler, Dawson Vilardo and

Allison Young. Nicole Jordan had an elbow injury and did not compete. Competing in both the USTA State Championship Meet and the AAU Junior Olympic State Championship Meet Acrocheer had a total of 82 (state champion) gold medal winners, 41 silver medal winners and 30 bronze medal winners. A

total 153 competitors finished in the top three places. The team is now training for the United States Tumbling and Trampoline Association National Championships in Springfield, Ill. Acrocheer is coached by head coaches Helen and Don Perry and assistant coach Ken Sands.


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High hopes for McNick volleyball By Nick Dudukovich The Archbishop McNicholas High School girls’ volleyball squad has big expectations for this season. The Rockets finished 15-9 last year and made it to the district finals before falling to Tipp City last Gilene year. The team has a lot of confidence because of the number of experienced players returning in 2010, according to coach Denny Murphy. Rohlfs “We’re deep at every position,” Murphy said. “I’ve never been this deep. We could go to JV, but I just don’t need to.”

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outside hitter. Season outlook: “We hope to be in the running for the championship of our new league. Our experience must lead us early in the season to give the newcomers time to settle in to their roles. Communication, serving, passing, and team play will be the keys to our success. Our nine-team league should be very evenly matched from top to bottom. I don’t believe anyone is a clearcut favorite and several teams could emerge as contenders for the championship.” Last year’s record: 14 - 10, second place FAVC Buckeye Last year’s tournament results: Defeated Little Miami in four games in the first round, lost to Seton in three

Coach: Kathy Carboy, third year as head coach at Turpin. Her record, 32-15 Returning starters: Seniors Michelle Seibert (defensive specialist) and Katie Steller (middle hitter), sophomores Maddie Kunkel (libero), Emma Bryant and Jen Philpot (outside hitters) Season outlook: With a young group of talented returners, Turpin volleyball hopes to contend for a FAVC championship Last year’s record: 13-11 Last year’s tournament results: Lost in second round of sectional tournament to Lakota East. “We open up with East on Aug. 28 hoping to avenge that loss!”

On offense, senior returning starters Chelsea Rohlfs and junior Stephanie Schmidt will be expected to carry the load. Sophomore Kayla Fritz is also expected to contribute significantly. Rohlfs, who plays outside hitter posted 28 aces during last year’s regular season, while Fritz,

a setter contributed 254 assists and Schmidt added 152 kills. On defense, Megan Gilene will try to fill the shoes of Alli Kirby, who graduated at the end of last school year. Gilene’s 195 digs were second to Kirby’s 339 last season. Murphy, who is in his fifth year

with a 63-36 record, is counting on the aggressive play and leadership of his senior setter to be a factor all year. “Megan plays hard and is becoming more of a vocal leader as we go on,” Murphy said. “If you’re not getting the job done, she’ll let you know.”

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A large roster populated by 11 seniors and six talented underclassmen with varsity potential promises for an interesting series of tryouts for Turpin’s girls tennis team. With tryouts beginning Monday, Aug. 9, first-year Lady Spartan head coach Barb O’Brien still had a lot of question marks regarding her starting lineup just before beginning her selection process, she said. O’Brien coached Turpin’s junior varsity team for four years before taking the helm of the varsity program. Only two varsity players return for O’Brien – seniors Katherine Johnson and Mary Allison Geibel – and the senior duo are currently the only two players the new head coach has locked in for starting varsity spots, she said. “There are going to be some tough decisions to make. Tryouts will be very important for us next week,” O’Brien said Sunday, Aug. 8. “We’ll just have to see what happens when we get out there and start playing.” Johnson will likely play at No. 1 singles for Turpin though O’Brien was unsure of the lineup’s order from there. “Having 17 girls to choose from (including 11 seniors) is an interesting situation to deal with,” O’Brien said. In addition to its uncertain lineup, Turpin will also be collectively sharing its new experience in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division. In 2009, Turpin won the

close games in the second round.

Coach: Jeff Davis, in his 11th year at Anderson Returning starters: Emily Nelson senior, captain, third-year varsity, middle hitter. Grace Boothe - senior, captain, third-year varsity, middle hitter. Emily Ellis - senior, captain, third-year varsity, libero. Meghan Frey - senior, secondyear varsity, outside hitter and defensive specialist. Shelby Stevlingson - junior, second-year varsity, setter. Kelly Ross senior, second-year varsity, right-side hitter. Promising newcomers: Madison Batt - junior, outside hitter. Mallory Fleming sophomore, outside hitter and defensive specialist. Aubrey Krekeler - junior, setter. Rachel Fenner - junior, setter and

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McNicholas tennis The McNick Lady Rockets finished at 3-14 overall on the tennis courts in 2010 including a 1-11 in Girls Greater Cincinnati League play. Badin (8-10) captured the 2009 GGCL Grey Central Division title at 2-10 in the conference with McNick taking second in the division. After starting the 2009 season at 0-9, McNick posted a 3-2 record during a fivegame span in the middle of the season before ending its campaign on a three-game losing streak. The McNick girls open the fall season with a road match against Finneytown at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Brent Elementary. The Lady Rockets host Milford for its home opener at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Lunken Playfield. FAVC Cardinal Division at 50 in the division and 10-2 overall. However, the five-team FAVC Cardinal Division has been replaced with the nineteam FAVC East Division for the 2010 season. “It’s a stable team with (Johnson and Geibel) back but we still have a number of things to figure out,” O’Brien said. “I’m looking forward to having a fun season with the girls.” Turpin opens with a road match against Walnut Hills at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Triangle Park. The Lady Spartans host its rivals from Anderson for its home opener at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26.

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While the Rockets have a plethora of returning talent, they will be without senior Rebecca Schaller, whose recent back surgery will keep her out for the 2010 campaign. Possibily filling her role in the middle could be Brooke Logan. Logan, a sophomore, had 147 kills during her freshman year. The Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League promises to offer a formidable opponent in the form of Roger Bacon High School, who finished 21-5 last year. “They’ve never been bad,” Murphy said. “If we play hard enough, we’ll be there with them. Murphy believes his squad could be a perennial GGCL Grey Central contender and even has hopes of playing beyond the district finals. “I think we should compete for a (conference title) every year,” Murphy said. “Our expectation this year is to go to the state tournament.”

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The Devils basketball team of Anderson Township celebrate winning their fourth championship in a row at Nothin' but Net Sports Complex, recently. In front, from left, are Quinton Lyle, Luke Foley, Ryan Belmont and Ben Ostefeld. In middle are Colin Peteman, James Ehlers, Duece McBride and Daniel Jacob. In back are coaches Chris Lyle and Dan Foley. Not pictured is Michael Callahan.

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Anderson girls’ tennis hits the court By Anthony Amorini eastsports@communitypress.com

Alterations to the Fort Ancient Valley Conference’s divisional structure paired with the graduation of six seniors presents Anderson’s girls’ tennis team with a bit of adversity to start the 2010 campaign. Despite all of the graduations, Anderson still returns four starters from the Lady Redskins’ 12-3 squad from 2009. However, second-year head coach Joe Leytze needs to find new players at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with a bolstered schedule promising to challenge the girls entering the top spots in the lineup. After spending several seasons playing at No. 1 singles, 2010 graduate Bridget Hochwalt and her 12-2 record at No. 1 singles in 2009 leaves the biggest shoes to fill of the recent graduates. Returning players for Anderson include Kristina Abramovich and Maddy Crawford for singles and Megan Beebe and Corie Osterfeld for doubles. Abramovich and Crawford played at No. 2 and No. 3 singles last year, respectively. Beebe and Osterfeld were teamed up at No. 2 doubles. Abramovich was 6-2 at No. 2 singles in 2009. “We graduated six seniors from last year’s squad but we have quite a few

AHS tennis coach joins Hall of Fame Anderson High School girls’ tennis coach Joe Leytze is about to join an elite group of athletes as one of the newest members of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason – the day of the women’s semifinals and men’s qualifying round of the 2010 Western and Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open. “It’s a great honor; there’s no doubt about that,” Leytze said. Given his own career record and commitment to the game of tennis, his induction into the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame seemed inevitable. Athletic Director Pam Scott said Anderson High School is excited about his induction and thrilled to have him return for his second year of coaching at AHS. “It is quite an honor and says a great deal about your program when you have someone coaching your athletes who has competed at the top of the game at all levels,” Scott said. “He obviously has great skills and knowledge of the game, but he is also able to teach the game in a fashion that is fun for high school athletes.” As a high school student, Leytze played tennis at Oak Hills High School. In his senior year he was named the 1979 Enquirer Player of the Year. He next hit the court at the University of Kentucky players who haved worked hard on their games over the past year and I expect us to be competitive this year,” Leytze said. In addition to the returning girls, a handful of new additions will also be key for Anderson including Jenny Dickhaus, Amanda Foster, CeCe Graff and Paisley Stone. Dickhaus, who played No. 1 singles at the junior varsity level in 2009, will likely compete for a spot playing singles on var-

where he played four years at the collegiate level and competed in the NCAA Tournament. “I found out that I’m the only tennis player from Cincinnati to have played in the Men’s Division I NCAA singles championship in the past 40 years,” he said. After college, Leytze played tennis professionally for three years. He said he enjoyed the experience of traveling the world playing the sport that he loved. After his tour in professional tennis, Leytze returned to Cincinnati to teach tennis and coach teams. He also enjoyed a few victories at local tennis competitions including the Cincinnati Metropolitan Tournament, which he won in 1988 and 1990. After 1990, work temporarily took Leytze away from tennis. Last year he joined Anderson High School as the girls’ tennis coach. And with this most recent round of recognition, he said he may look to further his involvement in teaching/coaching tennis. The induction into the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame will not be his first enshrinement. In 1990 he was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Tennis Hall of Fame. “I was one of the first four people to be inducted there,” he said. “That was a nice honor. It’s funny, when you’re in your 20s, it’s not as big a deal. When you get older you appreciate these things a little more.”

sity, Leytze said. The rest of the new additions were also JV starters last season. As for the changing FAVC, duplicating its 4-1 conference record and second-place finish in its FAVC Buckeye Division will be a tall order for the Lady Redskins in its newly created FAVC East Division. Anderson moves from the five-team Buckeye Division to the nine-team FAVC East Division for the 2010 tennis season.

“The reorganization of our league has left us with a much tougher league schedule,” Leytze said. “This may make it difficult to match our 12-3 record from 2009.” Anderson opens with a home match against Wilmington at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Following the opener, the Lady Redskins travel to the Cincinnati Country Day Tournament at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, and 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.


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Emmy Kaiser, a member of the USA Women’s Wheelchair Tennis Team, earned sixth place at the Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Kaiser trains at the Mercy HealthPlex Anderson tennis center. The 2010 Invacare World Team Cup, the most prestigious wheelchair tennis event, is often referred to as the Davis Cup of wheelchair tennis. A total of almost 300 players from more than 30

nations traveled to Antalya, Turkey from May 3-9, to compete in the 2010 event. Kaiser will be a junior at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills. She trains with Keri Preng, a USPTA P-1 coach and tennis pro at the Mercy HealthPlex. “Because it was my second year on the USA women's team, I was much more comfortable with the situation and coach,” said Kaiser. “I clicked well with USA teammates Dana Mathewson and Hope Lewellyn and coach, Paul Walker, who were on the team last year. Competing in Turkey at this level of competition was not too over-

whelming for me since I had done this before, so I could really concentrate on improving my game.” Preng calls Kaiser an amazing competitor. “She is just now starting to tap into her potential. Getting sixth place and her first top 10 win against JuYeon Park from Korea, who was ranked 8th at the World Team Cup, is such a fantastic accomplishment,” she said. Said Kaiser, “The load I am carrying in college along with the training and traveling for tennis has been difficult, but the experience, the lessons in time management, and the challenge to be my best make it all

worthwhile. My next big goal is to make the 2012 Paralympics in London and stay in the top 20 in the world.” Mercy HealthPlex Anderson and Fairfield Tennis Centers offer six professional courts at each center, nine USPTA-certified professionals and innovative programs for all levels of play. The Mercy HealthPlexes are one of Cincinnati's premier wellness and fitness facilities. To learn more about tennis at the Mercy HealthPlex go to mercyhealthplex.com or call Mercy HealthPlex Anderson at 624-1871 or Mercy HealthPlex Fairfield at 682-1212.

Kepley takes over St. Xavier golf program By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

After winning a state title in 2008 and finishing as state runner-up in 2009, the St. Xavier High School golf team will be without Brian Shircliff, a 1992 Bomber graduate who had coached the team since 1998. The program, however, is in safe hands. Alex Kepley, who served as Shircliff’s assistant the last six years, will assume the head coaching position. “Brian developed an incredible program,” said Kepley, who graduated from St. X in 1985. “I’m very excited and blessed to have this opportunity. Leading the team this year are a pair of first-team all-league performers, seniors-to-be Smith Brinker and George Rohde. “They’ve had a very extensive summer tournament schedule and have had great success in the past,” Kepley said. “As seniors, they bring the experience of playing at the state championships. I look for them to be our anchors.” Other contributors will include seniors-to-be Brady Carlson, Nick Stenger and CJ Howitt, as well as juniorsto-be Jay Brockhoff, Nick Colvin, Alex Hannan, Lee House, Jack Mitchell and

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St. Xavier High School seniors Smith Brinker, left, and George Rohde headline a Bomber golf team that won state in 2008 and finished runner-up in 2009. Jake Clements. Joey Arcuri, meanwhile, may be the top sophomore. “We’re lucky to have so many athletes at St. X who play golf,” Kepley said. “We’ve got a lot of guys with good potential.” Despite their dominance over the last two years, the Bombers haven’t won a league title since 2007, when they captured their fourth consecutive conference crown. Last season, St. X finished second in the state but third in the GCLSouth. Kepley anticipates another tough season - not just in the league, but in the city as well. “Moeller, Elder, La Salle, Lakota East, Lakota West and I’m probably forgetting some teams - have incredi-

ble players,” he said. Kepley added that his coaching philosophy is similar to that of his predecessor. “Like Brian, my emphasis is on the short game,” he said. “All the guys hit the ball a mile, and that’s great; but if you can’t put the ball in the hole, it doesn’t matter how far you hit it.” Kepley hopes for a return to the state championships but said the success of this season does not hinge on that. “You can’t control how other teams play,” he said. “If we do everything that we can to prepare and be effective and efficient so we minimize our mental mistakes, that’s all I can ask of these young men.”

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Bulls baseball

U-14 Bulls baseball club will host tryouts for the 2011 season from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at St. Bernadettes Church, Amelia. Bulls play in the SWOL in the American Division. Players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2011. To set up a personal tryout contact Ken Bronson at 470-0697.

Concussion testing

Dr. John Brannan of Beacon Orthopedics is launching pre-season concussion testing for fall sports in local schools.

The computerized program, called ImPACT, is a neuropsychiatric evaluation. It is non-invasive and usually takes less than 10 minutes. The preseason testing measures baseline data; if the athlete suffers a concussion during the season, this testing serves as a comparison for follow-up care. The coach, head athletic trainer and school IT person set up the program in a class school room or training room. For more information about the concussion program, contact 3543700 or www.beaconortho.com.

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How much of a difference will Terrell Owens make for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? “It’s anybody’s guess. On one hand, he has some impressive seasons (2000-2002 with San Francisco and 2007-2008 with Dallas), but on the other hand, the ability of anyone to endure the rigors of professional football and continue to excel is limited. “Owens is only three years younger than Brett Favre, and his position (wide receiver) is probably more demanding in terms of stamina than Brett. For now, at least for a year or so, the team of Chad and Terrell will be a formidable challenge for the Bengals’ opponents.” Bill B. “Hard to tell this early, but since he has a reputation of speed, and with Ocho Cinco on the other end of the line, the chances of more scoring might be greater for this season.” O.H.R. “While Terrell’s arrival was covered in a positive way and he behaved quite well, his past actions with multiple teams worries me. I hope he has matured and is now ready to be a team player instead of the prima donna we’ve seen too much of in the past. “My son and I have season tickets and plan to give him a real chance. We just hope he doesn’t

With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such band? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to foresthills@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. give us any reason to boo him.” R.V. “I was not in favor of Terrell Owens becoming a Bengal. He certainly didn’t come here with even a hint of humility. I sure hope he proves worth it on the field and that he doesn’t prove to be a distraction in the locker room.” M.K.T. “I think he gives them a double threat which will be difficult to defend and should result in more offense. As for off the field, one can only hope he has matured and worked past his foolish past.” B.N. “With having Chad and TO the atmosphere will be lively to say the least. Defenders won’t be doing the double coverage on Chad, so our passing gain should be stellar.” C.A.S.

WHEN THEY MEET Anderson Township

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 6888400. Web site: www.andersontownship.org. Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Development Services Director Steve Sievers; Assistant Development Services Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 474-5770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 688-8400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.

California Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at Ebersole Community Center, 5701 Kellogg Ave. Council President Krystal Alsept; Vice President Diana Weir; Secretary, David Ross; Treasurer Kathleen Chandler.

Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: www.ci.cincinnati.oh.us. Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls; council President Pro-Tem Cecil Thomas; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, Leslie Ghiz, Chris Monzel, Laure Quinlivan, Charlie Winburn and Wendell Young. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr., 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site: www.cpsk12.org. Board President Eileen Reed; Vice President Eve Bolton; members Melanie Bates, Catherine Ingram, A. Chris Nelms, Sean T. Parker and Vanessa White. Superintendent Mary Ronan; Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell; Treasurer Jonathan Boyd.

Forest Hills Local School District

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month, 7550 Forest Road. Phone: 2313600. Web site:www.foresthills.edu. Board members Julie Bissinger, Forest Heis, Tracy Huebner, Rich Neumann and Randy Smith. Superintendent John Patzwald; Treasurer Richard Toepfer II, ext. 2963; Curriculum Director Connie Lippowitsch; Director of Student Services Betsy Ryan, ext. 2948; Director of Business Operations Ray Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Richard Porter, ext. 2980; Communications Coordinator Sheila Vilvens, ext. 2966.

Mt. Washington Community Council

Meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month until September, when it meets at 7 p.m., at 1715 Beacon St. Board President Bryan Snyder, Vice President Jake Williams, Treasurer Jo Ann Kavanaugh; Secretary Scott Kelley; directors Margaret Stigler, Christine Vonderschmidt, Rob Hayes, Wes Munzel and Mark Macomber.

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Buy a rubber duck for regatta, help neighbor in need Around this time of year, many Anderson Township residents are facing the end of summer and the onslaught of the back to school season. However, there are some in the community whose worries are far more troublesome… like finding their next meal. The statistics are startling: one out of every six families in the Greater Cincinnati area are food insecure, and about a third of all food insecure residents are children. With the 16th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta right around the corner, you can do your part to help. The world's largest and longest-running rubber duck race, the event raises more than $500,000 annually for the Freestore Foodbank. These dollars are critical to helping the Freestore Foodbank meet its mission to feed the hungry in our community; the organization's network of 325 non-profit member agencies provided 2.2 million meals to Tristate communities last year. This year promises to be another record-setting event, and with support from local businesses, communities and dedicated individuals, we're confident that we will send 125,000 ducks floating down the Ohio River on Sept. 5. To prepare for the Rubber Duck Regatta, it takes hundreds of volunteers nearly 2,000 hours to prep the ducks for flight, clean

them up postrace and of course, manage the flow of events on the day of the event. I myself am a 14-year veteran of the Regatta, Kurt Reiber doing my part by assisting Community with duck sales Press guest at Newport on columnist% the Levee and at Kroger. Do you plan to “adopt” a rubber duck as part of this year's race? By participating, you'll not only help our hungry neighbors – you will also have a chance to win a 2010 Honda Fit Sport, if yours is the first duck to cross the finish line. Five runners-up will each receive a $500 gift card from KEMBA Credit Union. There's also a chance the winning duck will be the “Million Dollar Duck”; if the winning duck carries one of 30 pre-selected, confidential numbers, not only will the winner receive $1 million in addition to the car, but $1 million will also be donated to the Freestore Foodbank. There has not yet been such a “lucky duck” – this may be the year! It's easy to “adopt” ducks: you can do it online at www.rubberduckregatta.org; by phone at 929-3825; and at all KEMBA Credit Union locations and Kroger stores.

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Forest Hills Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. Please include a photo with a column submission. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: foresthills@communitypress.co m. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Forest Hills Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Brochures with adoption information are also available at all Frisch's and Skyline Chili restaurants and area Honda dealerships. You can make a difference in the lives of people in need here in our neighborhood. Buy a duck, feed the hungry ... what could be simpler? Kurt Reiber is chairman of the board at the Freestore Foodbank and an Anderson Township resident.

Tattoos and piercings may come with serious health side effects Tattoos and body piercings are increasingly popular, yet anyone considering a tattoo or piercing should be aware of health risks and take precautions to avoid serious health side effects. State law requires all tattoo and body piercing establishments, including those for cosmetic permanent make-up, to be licensed by their local health department. The law is designed to ensure that these procedures are done in a way that minimizes the transmission of communicable diseases and the risk of infection. People who visit unlicensed facilities (e.g. residential homes, tattoo parties, Craigslist advertisements, etc.) face serious health consequences, ranging from local skin infections to blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. Additionally, employees of tattoo/piercing facilities are required to be trained in first aid, control of transmission of infectious disease, universal precautions against blood-borne pathogens and appropriate aftercare. Hamilton County Public Health inspects tattoo and body piercing establishments to ensure safe and sanitary conditions are being maintained. The most recent inspection

reports can be viewed at www.hamiltonc o u n t y health.org. When choosing a tattooing or body piercing establishment: Tim Ingram • Request to Community see a copy of Press guest the establishcurrent columnist ment’s operating license. The license should be readily available and posted at the facility. • Make sure the establishment looks clean and a restroom facility is available to customers. Look for proper lighting within the establishment. • Verify that the artist’s first aid and blood-borne pathogen training documents are available and up-to-date. Look for previous work done by the artist. Check for pictures on the wall or a binder/portfolio with photos of work that the artist has done. • Prior to beginning any procedure, the artist should wash their hands with soap and water in a nearby sink. • Make sure the artist uses brand new, disposable needles and razors, ink caps and a new,

clean pair of sterile gloves for each piercing or tattooing client. All items should be used only once. • The artist should clean the skin before tattooing or piercing. • Make sure you are given detailed follow-up instructions and follow them exactly as written. Parents should understand and talk to their children about the consequences of tattoos and body piercings. Not all establishments choose to tattoo those under the age of 18. The state of Ohio requires a parent or legal guardian to be present when anyone under the age of 18 receives a tattoo or body piercing. Additionally, Hamilton County Public Health requires a state issued driver’s license, state ID or birth certificate for both individuals. If you have questions about tattoos or body piercings, please contact us at 946-7879 or visit our website at www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org. Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County.

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Ryan Scapp, 12, right, challenges his brother Kyle, 10, to a slot car race.

Harlow Arnold, 1, gets ready for her first carnival ride with her grandpa Duff Arnold.

Festival fun

The hot and humid weather didn’t stop people from attending the 12th annual Greater Anderson Days festival July 23-25. People from across the area came out to Beech Acres Park for rides, games, entertainment and food. The festival is a collaboration among the Anderson Township Park District, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Fireman’s Association and the township government.

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Kylie George, 2, helps Matthew Crable, 14, with his miniature golf game.

Mazie Knight, 5, contemplates which duck will win her a prize. Megan Brown, left, and her friend Zoe Pinson, both 8, take a ride on the Scrambler.

A crowd gathers to see which duck will win the Ducky Downs race at the Anderson Hills Kiwanis booth. Members of Ahn Taekwondo of Anderson perform for patrons.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

COMMUNITY DANCE

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Fibbion Handful, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road, $3. 531-3300. Oakley. Big Fish and Friends, 8-11 p.m., Awakenings Coffee - Hyde Park, 2734 Erie Ave., Stan Hertzman plays guitar, sings and tells stories. Joined by musical friend weekly. Presented by Awakenings Coffee. 321-2525. Hyde Park. Haze Effect, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road, $3. 531-3300. Oakley.

Ault Park Summer Dance Series, 6-10:30 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Pavilion. Music by Leroy Ellington and the EFunk Band. Sponsored by Ault Park Advisory Council. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 352-4080; www.cincinnatiparks.com. Mount Lookout.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

FARMERS MARKET

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 232-5724. Mount Washington.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Friar Jack Wintz, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “I Will See You in Heaven.” 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Honda Civic Tour presents Paramore, 6:30 p.m., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Doors open 5 p.m. With Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory and Kadawatha. $37.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township. Chuck Wicks, 7 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Country singersongwriter who recently appeared on “Dancing With the Stars.” Benefits Sojourner Recovery Services. $25, $22 advance premium; $20, $17 advance. Presented by WSWD-FM (97.3) The Sound. 731-8000; www.sojournerrecovery.org. Oakley.

SPECIAL EVENTS

John Morrell Love Van, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Sunlite Pool. John Morrell Love Van on site grilling allergen-free hot dogs. $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-4; hot dogs free. 232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 3

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. Oakley.

EDUCATION

Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Pinot, pinot, pinot! Try eight cool pinot noirs, grigios, blancs and more summer. $25, $20 advance. With hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.

Creed, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Theft and Skillet. The $20-$10 Tour. Doors open 6 p.m. $28, $20, $18 lawn. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.

Wine Tasting, Noon-5 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 231-9463; www.watertowerfinewines.com. Mount Washington.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Lifestyle Expo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Health services, screenings and health information and products on display. Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - BLUES

Leadfoot Johnny, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, Free. 871-1820. East End.

NATURE

ON STAGE - THEATER

Jack and the Giant, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Musical version of Benjamin Tabart’s classic English folk tale spiced with a variety of tunes that will have adults and children alike humming. All ages. $12, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 4

ART EXHIBITS

Summer Selections, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper: Unseen Originals, 11 a.m.5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 3215200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. 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. Membership required after two meetings as guest. Presented by The Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 5986788; www.cincinnatiknittingguild.com. Oakley.

FARMERS MARKET

Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Anderson Township Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

FESTIVALS

Madisonville Cup and Festival, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Bramble Park, Bramble and Homer avenues, Outdoor movie at 9 p.m. Madisonville Cup Race soapbox derby and Madisonville festival with talent show, food, games and DJs from 101.1 WIZ-FM, WDBZ 1230 AM and MOJO 100.3. Music by Basic Truth 5 p.m. Free. Presented by Madisonville Community Council. 561-9343; www.madisonvilleonthego.com. Fairfax.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 3-6 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Sample from 10-15 wines. 50 cents per taste. Through Aug. 28. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com.

NATURE

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. Butterfly Sundae Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

SCHOOLS Sugarland, 7:30 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Incredible Machine Tour. With Little Big Town and Vonda Shepard. Gates open 6 p.m. $93 four-pack lawn, $48.25, $38.25, $24.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.

Summit Elementary PTA Back to School BASH, 1-4 p.m., Summit Elementary School, 8400 Northport Drive, Lower level playground at Summit Elementary. Family fun to get the community excited about going back to school with carnival games, refreshments, music, entertainment and more. Family friendly. Tickets 25 cents. Presented by Summit Elementary PTA. 4747355. Anderson Township.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Big Whiskey, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road, $3. 531-3300. Oakley.

NATURE

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Jack and the Giant, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $12, $10 seniors and students. 233-2468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 231-0733. Oakley. DivorceCare, 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., With 13-week seminar, find help, discover hope and experience healing. $15. Registration requested. 979-8185; www.divorcecare.com. Hyde Park. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Middlers Art Class, 1-2 p.m., Mount Washington ArtWorks and Gallery, 6450 Sherman Ave., Students explore drawing and painting mediums such as water colors, acrylics, pastels and clay. Ages 6-10. $160 for eight classes. 232-3648; www.cincinnatiartclasses.com. Mount Washington.

PROVIDED

The Beechmont Players present “Jack and the Giant,” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 13-14; and at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. It is the musical version of Benjamin Tabart’s classic English folk tale with a variety of tunes for adults and children alike. Tickets are $12, $10, seniors and students. Call 233-2468 or visit www.beechmontplayers.org. Playing the Singing Harp is Rebecca Krausser.

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CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

ART EXHIBITS

Summer Selections, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

ART EXHIBITS Summer Selections, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax. Charley Harper: Unseen Originals, 11 a.m.5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 3215200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS

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Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road, Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151; hydeparkfarmersmarket.com/. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

HISTORIC SITES

Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township. Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos and exhibits. Staffed by Anderson Township Historical Society members. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - BLUES

Them Bones, 5-9 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., 871-1820. East End.

Workforce Investment Act Discussion, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Job Search Focus Group meeting to discuss WIA funding and how one can apply for $5,000 in training dollars. With Sam Zonker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. Through Dec. 20. 8251555. Hyde Park.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

EDUCATION

Stargazing 101, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, University of Cincinnati Communiversity class. $18. Registration required. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce. Mount Lookout.

EXERCISE CLASSES

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

FARMERS MARKET

Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

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CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

Lunch N’ Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Through Nov. 16. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

FARMERS MARKET

Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

HISTORIC SITES

Anderson Township History Room, 6-8:45 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road, Hosted by Jesse Waits. $50 prize for audience pick. 531-3300. Oakley.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Diane Jordan-Grizzard, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Free Soil.” 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

FARMERS MARKET

Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown. Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 1:30-8 p.m., Site of Lunken Airport Farmers Market, 859-635-5244. East End.

FOOD & DRINK

Grilled Cheese Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Music by Growing Sound 10 a.m. Bring extras for picnic. Hot dogs and activities for children also available. $2 combo, $1 sandwich. 388-4513; www.andersonparks.com. Anderson Township.

NATURE

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Correction

A photo in the Aug. 4 issue of the Forest Hills Journal incorrectly identified musicians as the Sonny Moorman Group.

Up, 8:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Amphitheater. Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Starts at dusk. Pre-movie activities for children. Family friendly. Free. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - BLUES

Blue Bird, 6-10 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Duo. 871-1820. East End.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Faux Frenchmen, 6:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, 871-5779; www.fauxfrenchmen.com. Columbia Tusculum. Jazz Every Monday, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum. PROVIDED

The Newport Aquarium’s Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery recently got weirder, with new animals added to the exhibit. The exhibit shows unusual animals in an up-close, personal way with new technology and an expanded gallery. Antenna burrfish, pictured, polka-dot batfish, spotted burrfish and spot-fin porcupinefish join the exhibit. The aquarium is open daily, with extended summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept. 4. Visit www.newportaquarium.com or call 859-261-7444.

NATURE

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

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Venus Williams, pictured, will be one tennis star scheduled to compete at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open through Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason. Women’s competition is through Sunday, Aug. 15, with men’s competition beginning with a main draw at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.cincytennis.com.


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August 11, 2010

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There are friends and then there’s a friend The word friend can be a catch-all word. Some people boast about their Facebook friends, “I have 75 friends.” Others reply, “Oh, I have 125,250, or 410, on mine!” High numbers make us feel popular and wanted. In his talks on friendships, priest psychologist Henri Nouwen made some helpful distinctions. He said there are five categories of people we call friends. The categories move from an outermost circle (where intimacy is weak) to an inner circle (where the intimacy factor is strongest). The criterion for determining these five levels of friendship is the degree and quality of mutual self-disclosure involved. Acquaintances are the outer category people. We only know each other superficially. They may be a teacher; other parents we meet at

field-side watching our kids play soccer; someone in our yoga class or that we met on the Internet; a down-thestreet neighbor, etc. The topics with acquaintances are the weather, sports, newspaper items, school issues, life generalities, etc. There’s familiarity but no depth of communication. If we never see them again it doesn’t matter. Colleagues. These are the people with whom we work, volunteer, or meet while doing a project. When I taught high-school I was one of 71 teachers. We were friendly, joked, ate lunch together and chatted in the staff room. Our topics were usually school issues, certain students, athletics, gripes about the administration or parents, or a good movie we’ve seen. At times there was a little more conversation into family or personal issues than

with acquaintances, but not much. Relatives. These “friends” are the assorted group of our grandparents, aunts and uncles, marriage in-laws, cousins, etc. We may see them often or then again only at weddings, funerals, holidays and reunions. But we have a history together and more knowledge about each other. We may exchange minor confidences or problems such as how Uncle Brad was involved in some kind of shady business deal; Pam is coping with being bi-polar; and Kimberly had a brief but passionate affair with a married man. But being a relative does not mean we necessarily choose them as deeper intimates. Family and friends. These are the people with whom we spend a great deal of our time and carry fondly in our hearts – parents, sib-

Church campout to fight malaria The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Anderson Township, will host a campout on the church grounds Saturday Aug. 14, to bring attention to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Participants will include Lutheran Church of the Resurrection members and other local Lutheran churches. Mosquito nets will be used on tents to demonstrate one means of preventing malaria. Each year more than 1 million people die of malar-

ia, a preventable and treatable disease. Lutheran Malaria Initiative is a comprehensive approach to the problem, and includes providing bed nets, developing the medical and community infrastructure to prevent and treat the disease, and increasing awareness and education for those at risk. Lutheran Malaria Initiative is a movement of Lutheran World Relief, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Lutheran Church – Missouri

Synod, and is made possible with support from the United Nations Foundation. Lutheran Malaria Initiative has partnered with Nothing But Nets to fight malaria. A $10 contribution buys an insecticide-treated bed net, delivers it to someone in Africa, and educates them on its use. For more about Lutheran Malaria Initiative go to www.lutheranmalaria.org. For more about Nothing But Nets go to www.nothingbutnets.net.

lings, spouse, children, lifelong friends, etc. They know us better than anyone. There is a deeper feeling of affection, mutual support, and trust. If we lose one of them in death we grieve profoundly. Family members share a lot with each other, but not everything. A psychologically healthy person has his or her own boundaries, inner life, secrets and individuality. These components of intimacy are shared only with someone of our own choice, and it is usually someone who is not a blood relative. Intimate friends. This is the innermost circle of human friendship. It is usually our spouse or closest friend. Such a friendship is

extremely difficult to develop, and sadly, is even lacking in some marriages. Recent studies indicate that compared to similar polls in the 1980s, there are fewer people today who believe they have a first-circle intimate friend. It requires mutual trust, in-depth and honest communication, and time. Our Facebook count may give us the impression that we have a thousand friends. But it’s unlikely that this most intimate-type friend is just one of the crowd. This most significant category is not achieved if our communication is chiefly through e-mail or texting. A crucial element is missing – presence.

Such a friend is a unique Father Lou treasure a n d Guntzelman requires Perspectives m u c h openness and communication. I have remembered for years the wise words of a college teacher of mine about this truest kind of friend: “If in your lifetime, you have one, or two, such persons in your life, consider yourself fortunate.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Drink to your health … and for your health much as we do at the same exertion level, so in hot weather, a young athlete is at increased risk for dehydration. And remember, water works as a shock absorber in the body, so being hydrated protects joints, for both kids and adults. That’s why today I’m sharing recipes for good hydration. It’s that important. And be sure and check on older folks, too. They can become dehydrated without realizing it.

The temperature on our thermometer registered 103.2 this afternoon. And in the house, it wasn’t much cooler since I had been making elderberry jelly and berry jams with my sister, Edith and neighbor, Sandy. But it made me t h i n k Rita about kids Heikenfeld and adults who are Rita’s kitchen o u t d o o r s a n d involved in sports. Proper hydration is so important to good health and optimum performance. What I worry most about kids in this weather is that I know it takes longer for a child’s body to adjust to heat and humidity than does an adult’s, so we may not recognize when a child is in trouble, hydration wise. Kids produce more body heat and don’t sweat as

Homemade sports drink for kids

From my co-authored book “The Official Snack Guide For Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Check out colleague Dawn Weatherwax Fall’s website SN2go.com for more information on hydration and keeping your athlete healthy. To dilute a powdered juice drink, or juice from concentrate, use at least

twice the water recommended. Diluting the juice may taste weak, but it will hydrate your child and give energy for the game.

Rita’s spa water

I shared this recipe with Amy Tobin on her Aug. 8 radio show on Q102. Check out Amystable.com for the complete interview. Amy loves this drink, and so does everyone who tries it. Here’s why: Lemons contain vitamin C, which helps heal bruises, prevents cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and the body uses vitamin C to manufacture collagen – that’s the stuff that glues cells together and helps heals cuts, etc. Again, the vitamin C allows your body to absorb calcium better. Susan Parker of Susan’s Natural World advises that lemons are a gentle liver cleanser. Lemons contain potassium, and we know that nourishes the brain, heart and muscles. It also helps

your body better utilize carbohydrates and iron from food. The mint is a great digestive and uplifting herb plus it “fools” your brain into thinking you’re fuller than you are. And stevia is a natural sugar substitute herb.

Master recipe:

Fill a jar or pitcher halfway up with peppermint leaves, bruising the leaves as you go. Continue filling about 3⁄4 to the top with lemon slices, bruising the slices as you go. Fill with good quality water, let infuse for 30 minutes at least, and sweeten to taste. Use stevia, a natural sugar substitute herb, which is 30 to hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, or use honey, or drink as is. Check out my website abouteating.com for a video and more information about stevia. I like to add blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries for a burst of color and added nutrition. This drink is refillable.

Frappé like McDonald’s

How about this on a blistering hot day? Reader Tom Ohmer has been looking for a recipe. When I called McDonald’s, I got a long list of ingredients. It started out with normal items like water, cream, sugar, milk, coffee extract, Dutch cocoa, etc. Then it got dicey with words only a chemist could understand. Years ago in cooking school, we made a base for fun drinks and it is similar to recipes I found for this drink. So here’s my take on it.

Mix together:

1 ⁄3 cup instant coffee, dry, crushed 1 cup sugar 1 cup dry milk powder 3 ⁄4 cup nondairy creamer 1 ⁄2 cup Dutch cocoa Dash or two of salt

To make frappé:

Put a couple handfuls of ice in a blender. Add 1⁄2 cup of half & half. Pour in 1⁄2 cup of mix. Blend on high until

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Picture of Rita Heikenfeld's spa water that was featured in “Country Gardens” magazine in 2008. smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

• Non-alkalized, or natural, which is the traditional type. • Dutch/alkalized has a milder taste, reduced acidity and is somewhat redder in color. • Special dark is a blend of the two. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

BRIEFLY Push for Pencils

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Community

August 11, 2010

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Local youth re-enact pioneer trek A group of teen members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints staged a model handcart trek at Caesar Creek State Park near Wilmington, Ohio, June 17 through June 19. These teens, hailing from the Anderson Township, Union Township, Milford, Loveland, Sycamore Township, Wilmington and Georgetown areas, gave up cell phones, computers, shorts and swimming for a weekend of learning about and appreciating their religious ancestors and heritage, said youth leader Jan VandeMerwe. From 1847 to 1869, thousands of Mormon pioneers were expelled from the United States and made the journey to the Salt Lake Valley in current Utah. About 70,000 traveled in wagons, but to save on the cost of expensive wagons and livestock, about 3,000 of these pioneers made the journey on foot, pushing small handcarts. Each person was allowed to carry only 17 pounds of personal belongings. These modern teens

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Sierra VandeMerwe, of Anderson, enjoys a break from pulling a hand cart as she watches the family “baby.” recreated this experience, making a difficult trek of their own as they carried sparse personal belongings and hauled handcarts through challenging terrain, VandeMerwe said. Kathleen Pearson, another adult leader on the trek, said the teens stopped regularly to view vignettes where other church members recreated pioneer figures and shared what life was like for them on the trail. They mentioned burning buffalo chips for fuel, living on rations of two cups of flour a day – and when times were difficult, less – losing family members to illness and finding romance. “We have this trek to help the youth understand and appreciate the sacrifices of those early members, as well as build their own faith and courage,” Pearson said. The teens cooked and ate food similar to what the pioneers would have had, she said, such as stew made of water and root vegetables, simple biscuits, beef jerky and fruit leather. The most significant

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thing about trek for Gil Marchant, 18, of Milford, is an appreciation for the importance and significance of family. “When it comes right down to it, in the biggest trials and tribulations you have in life, your family are the ones who are always there for you,” Marchant said. “They’re the ones who will always be there to back you up.” Madeline Vance, 16, of Loveland agreed: “The most challenging thing would be to stay mentally positive, even though we were working so hard pushing a huge handcart, but I was able to do that because my family was singing the whole time and really working together.” This bonding with her trek family as they worked together was the best part of trek, Vance said. Matthew Benson, 15, of Sycamore, said he gained an appreciation for how difficult the journey must have been for pioneers.

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“It was really nice to be able to go and see what our ancestors went through,” Benson said. “We just gave stuff up for two or three days. They gave it up forever. We just went for few days in the forest. They went all the way across the United States.” Several of the teens were surprised by how physically demanding the journey was. Melissa Bingham, 16, of Batavia said, “It was literally, physically tough. I didn’t think it was going to be as tough as it was.” To get through the challenging tasks, Bingham said her family would sing songs, and talk about our lives “back home,” their schools and their favorite foods. “I learned to take advantage of the things I have and not be so materialistic. Being on trek makes you very grateful for everything you have. I am really grateful I don’t have to go an trek every day, like they did,” she said.

Families break camp and load the handcarts at the beginning of their second day recreating the pioneer trek.

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RELIGION Clough United Methodist Church

Clough United Methodist Church will be having a sale of gently used quality items – clothing, toys, furniture, household items, etc. - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14. There will be a $3 bag sale starting 10 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will go to support missions. The church is located at 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township. Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.cloughchurch.org for more details.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Forestville Baptist Church

Gregory A. Williams will present a special two-day conference, “Engaging the Culture – Growing in Christian Faith and Knowledge.” Cost is $10 and includes dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday. RSVP at www.forestvillebaptist.com/conf_aug2010.shtml or call 474-3884. Open to the public. The church is at 1311 Nagel Road, Anderson Township.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church offers ConnXions, a contemporary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in fellowship hall. Arrive at 5 for some coffee and fellowship time. Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service, a blended worship service, and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Childcare is available at all three services. Sunday school for children through sixth grade is held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Junior and senior high classes are at 11 a.m. Adult classes are offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Youth fellowship is held every Sunday evening with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to foresthills@communitypress.c om, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Ave.; 231-2650, www.mwpcchurch.org.

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

Mount Washington United Methodist Church will sponsor a complimentary Picnic on the Water Tower Lawn from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, as part of the Third Annual Mt. Washington Neighborhood Appreciation Day. The Mount Washington Water Tower is located on Campus Lane between Beechmont Avenue and Sutton Avenue. The Picnic will be provided and prepared by the generous members of the church. It is free to the public and the community is invited to join us. All are welcome. Mount Washington United Methodist Church is located at 6365 Corbly Road. Call 231-3946 for further information or visit www.mtwashumc.org.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is conducting The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages

3 to 12 years at the church, 8101 Beechmont Ave. The first session is on Wednesdays starting Sept. 22 through Dec. 8. The second session starts Feb. 9 through Aug. 20. The session for ages 3 to kindergarten will be 4-5:30 p.m. There is a maximum of 12 to 24 children. The session for first through sixth grades is 6:30-8 p.m. There is a maximum of 24 to 30 children. Cost per session is $50 per child and $100 per family. Registration is required. Register at www.sainttimothys.com. In addition, there will be an open house at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the church. Contact Judy Gardner, director of children’s spiritual formation, at 474-4445, or at children@sainttimothys.com.

Urban Hills Church

The church is hosting the following Neighborhood Block Parties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the following dates and places: Thursday, July 29, at Laverty Park, 839 Laverty Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45230 (runs off of Four Mile); and Friday, July 30, at Shayler Park, Parkside Drive, Batavia, OH 45103 (in Shayler Crossings Subdivision off of Shayler Road). Families, friends and neighbors are all welcome. The events include hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, music, face painting and a blow up play boxing ring. Meet and talk with Pastor Ed Blackledge and Urban Hills Church members from around the community. The event is free. The church meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Anderson Center. The church is at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township; 498-7888.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.

St. Timothy to hold catechesis for kids St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is conducting the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3-12 years at the church, 8101 Beechmont Ave. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian formation process in which children experience and form an authentic, faithful relationship with God. All materials are childsized for maximum engagement. Using a story from the Bible, a parable or an aspect of the church’s litur-

gical life, the children are given presentations which help them explore the concept. There are geography and history components to the program as well. Learning is matched to child development levels. The first session runs on Wednesdays Sept. 22 through Dec. 8. The second session is Feb. 9 through Aug. 20. The session for ages 3 to kindergarten will be 4 p.m.5:30 p.m. There is a maximum of 12 to 24 children.

The session for first through sixth grades is 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. There is a maximum of 24 to 30 children. Cost per session is $50 per child and $100 per family. Registration is required. Register at www.sainttimothys.com. In addition, there will be an open house at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the church. Contact Judy Gardner, director of children’s spiritual formation, at 474-4445, or at children@sainttimothys.com.

Cancer survivor helps Jamaican man Dustin Kennedy knows what it is like to be in pain and to suffer. By the age of 9, Kennedyhad already endured 16 surgeries. He is a brain cancer survivor and an epileptic. Kennedy, now 13, knows he is lucky to have the doctors and medical care that he receives here in Cincinnati. This became very apparent to him in June when Kennedy and his father, David Kennedy, were part of a mission trip from Clough United Methodist Church to My Father’s House, an orphanage in Whitehouse, Jamaica. During this mission trip, Dustin Kennedy met the family of a man simply called Yellow. Yellow was a fisherman

who worked odd jobs in addition to fishing to support his family. On one of these odd jobs, a home collapsed on Yellow crushing his pelvis. “He is just laying there in the hospital in pain. I have to help him,” said Kennedy. “Hospitals aren’t like they are here in America. They don’t receive pain medication, surgery or anything unless they can afford it,” he said. “They are just left there to either come up with the money or die. I feel sorry for the whole family. Without Yellow his family has no food or source of income,” said Kennedy. Once Kennedy learned that the $400,000 cost of the needed surgery in Jamaican currency is

$5,000 in American currency, he immediately turned to his father and said, “I want to help Yellow. I want to raise the money to save his life.” Kennedy is keeping his promise. He has set up an account under the name of Kingdom Builders Ministries at Fifth Third Bank to benefit Yellow. Donations to help Yellow can be made at any Fifth Third branch or mailed directly to Kingdom Builders Ministries (indicate Yellow in the memo line of the check), P.O. Box 30010, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Kennedy is also organizing fundraisers, including a dog wash through his church, to help Yellow and his family.

Archbishop to discuss church, marriage Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will be keynote speaker Aug. 28 at a program sponsored by the Athenaeum of Ohio’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) addressing the

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DEATHS Charles J. Bassett

Charles J. Bassett, 85, formerly of Anderson Township died June 9. Survived by children, Lucie (Mike) Cassinelli, John (Robin), and Andy Bassett, Joan (Jim) Owens and Julie (David) DiMuzio; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Eileen J. Bassett. Memorial mass was July 31 at Guardian Angels Church. Mount Washington. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home served the family.

Linda M. Carroll

Linda M. Carroll, 56, of Newtown died July 28 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband, Donald R. Carroll; children, John and Elizabeth; mother, Margaret (Shock) Kasavage; siblings, Phillip and Julee Kasavage. Preceded in death by father, Anthony J. Kasavage; brother, Anthony J. Kasavage III. Services were Aug. 2 at St. John Fisher Church. The Cincinnati Cremation Company. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home served the family. Memorials to St. John Fisher Church.

Mary C. Fletcher

Mary C. Fletcher, 86, of Anderson Township died July 30. She was a homemaker. Survived by children, Gary G.

zie; siblings, Sydney (Alvin) Branon and Kay (Devon) Cope. Preceded in death by son, Gary (Shanna) MacKenzie; parents, Thomas W. Vaughan and Hattie Justice; brothers, James, Rodney and Clayton Vaughan. Services were July 30 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Burial was at Guardian Angels Cemetery. Memorials to the Anderson Senior Citizens Center.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. (Sandy), Garnette (Pat Kipling), John W. Jr., and Daryl “Buck” Fletcher; grandchildren, Alan (Kylie), Brett, Chad (Lauren), Danielle, Stephanie, John and Nancy; seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Fletcher Sr.; parents, Milford Osborne and Florence Lucas. Services were Aug. 3 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Burial was at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly 5530 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45239-6802 or National Parkinson’s Association.

Tommie L. MacKenzie

Tommie L. MacKenzie, 77, of Mount Washington died July 27. She was a LPN at a nursing home. Survived by children, Doug (Lori) and J. Michael (M. Jill Tummler); grandchildren, Doug, Casey, Carmichael and Elijah MacKenzie; great-grandchild, Andrea MacKen-

ter Colette Rhoney, OSF, and Mary Alice Wonsiewski. Preceded in death by parents, Dennis Vincent Rhoney and Gertrude Braas. Services were Aug. 3 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home served the family.

Memorials to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Building Fund.

Betty J. Stephens

Betty J. (nee Perkins) Stephens, 66, of Anderson Township died July 27. Survived by husband, Ray Stephens; parents, Alma Perkins and Curtis Posey; son, James A.

(Eileen) Sharp III; grandchildren, James Richard and Patrice Louise Sharp; sister, Bonnie (Gene) Prewitt; nieces and nephews, Sabrina and Leslie Prewitt. Preceded in death by father Ernest Perkins Services were Aug. 2 at B. J. Meyer Sons Overlook Funeral Home.

Ilene D. McDonough

Ilene D. McDonough, 60, of Anderson Township died July 26. She was a college instructor. Survived by children, Sean, Jamie, and Brian McDonough; grandchildren, Tenille, Tyler, Ariel, Brendan, Sabrina and Connor. Preceded in death by parents, John Dolegowski and Carolyn Czysz. Services were July 30 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Red Cross.

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Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 16, assault, July 25. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation, July 27. Juvenile, 15, theft, July 22. Krista Mailhot, 28, 270 Wertman St., theft, July 25. Carl A. Nelson, 26, 225 Magnolia St., theft, criminal trespass, July 22.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at 6815 Beechmont, July 25. Male was assaulted at Adis Sport Bar at Ohio 125, July 22.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into First Baptist of Anderson at 1674 Eight Mile, July 22.

Burglary

Wood splitter taken; $800 at 2386 Elstun Road, July 23.

Criminal damage

Window wipers pulled off vehicle at

937 Meadowland, July 22. Wheel lugs broken off vehicle at 6900 Beechmont, July 20.

Criminal mischief

Driveway written on and eggs thrown at vehicle at 1314 Voll Road, July 22.

Passing bad checks

Female received bad check; $785 at 1714 Dunn Road, July 25.

Theft

Laptop computer and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $1,050 at 1515 Vancross Court, July 21. Jewelry taken; over $3,500 at 6148 Watchview, July 25. Window planter and flowers taken from Salem Gardens; $100 at Salem Road, July 25. Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Sunoco at Salem Road, July 25. Cellphone taken from desk at Altercrest at Sutton Road, July 21. Purse taken from vehicle at 7691 Five Mile, July 21. Twelve Japanese Maples taken from Plants by Wolfangel at Beechmont

REAL ESTATE ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

1470 Larry Joe Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Plavsic Timothy A. & Katherine A.; $110,000. 1741 Loisdale Court: Reynolds Larry L. & Joy L. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $120,000. 2784 High Pointe: Vermaire Alexander J. & Deborah J. to Harris Douglas Len & Kristine S; $559,900. 338 Sunny Acres Drive: Godfrey Deane B. to Murphy Daniel Guerin & Allyn Cleland; $895,000. 6764 Linder Lane: Spaeth Colleen L. Tr to Bolton Lee L.; $277,000. 7119 Foxview Drive: Bush James P. to Pannier Wendy S. & Roger B. Gormel; $385,000. 748 Watch Point Drive: Mcmillan

Ruben W. & Elizabeth A. to Busse Steven T. & Melissa J.; $349,000. 8450 Brownsboro Place: Johns Thomas A. to Reid Bruce & Julia; $227,500. 998 Rosetree Lane: HSBC Bank USA National Association Tr to Brown Thomas B. & Melanie V.; $100,000.

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1661 Sutton Ave: Taylor Janice A. to Williams Ashley R.; $107,000. 2071 Trailwood Drive: Conway Kathleen S. to Woodward Will N.; $220,000. 2436 Rainbow Court: Masters Keri to Chiappone Dominic A. & Julianna; $110,000. 6540 Coffey St.: Tristate Holdings LLC to Cann Mary; $49,900.

Avenue, July 21. Wallet and camera taken from vehicle at 1140 King Louis Court, July 22. Groceries taken from Bigg’s; $84 at Beechmont Avenue, July 25. iPod, cellphone, etc. taken from vehicle at 2547 Concord Green, July 25. Cellphone, etc. taken from vehicle at 7299 Treeridge, July 23. Amplifier taken from vehicle at 8260 Beechmont, July 21. Bottle of lotion taken from Kroger at Beechmont Avenue, July 22.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Duane Steven Carty, born 1962, alcoholic beverages in park, 2221 Oxford Ave., July 25. Jesse Bachelier, born 1982, assault knowingly harm victim, 2110 Salvdor St., Aug. 4. Mark Johnson, born 1979, possession of drugs, 2244 Oxford Ave., July 17.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

NEWTOWN

3302 Church St.: Hawkins Carol A. to B.E.E. Holdings Limited Partnership; $127,000. 3304 Church St.: Hawkins Carol A. to B.E.E. Holdings Limited Partnership; $127,000. 3306 Church St.: Hawkins Carol A. to B.E.E. Holdings Limited Partnership; $127,000.

JOURNAL

About police reports Roderick Griffith, born 1978, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., July 30. Tracy A Mcfarland, born 1971, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., July 30. Jay Gaskins, born 1980, sexual imposition, 2345 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 3. Keith A Finley, born 1981, domestic violence, assault knowingly harm victim, 2410 Rainbow Court, Aug. 4. Melissa A Mcgowan, born 1978, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., July 30. Terry W Lovell, born 1978, aggravated menacing, 2339 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 4. Whitney Lee Simmons, born 1986, possession drug paraphernalia, possession dangerous drug, 1713 Mears Ave., Aug. 4.

NEWTOWN

Arrests/citations

Angela Shearer, 38, 6925 Roe St.,

The Community Press publishes names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contactpolice: • Anderson Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 bench warrant, July 17. Christopher Hughes, 24, 474 Ohio 74, driving under suspension, July 17. Randel Gilliam, 19, 7893 YMCA Road, drug possession, July 17. Patrick Langland, 19, 2609 Herold Lane, underage possession, July 18. Lawrence Hale, 26, 302 Bradfordridge Lane, drug paraphernalia, July 19. Michael Scheper, 33, 5 Highview, bench warrant, July 19. Stefani Crawford, 30, 4472 N. Ohio 133, bench warrant, July 20.

commander, 825-2280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander. Kelley Macbeth, neighborhood officer, 352-3591. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280. John Pribble, 43, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, July 22. Johnny Montgomery, 25, 4397 Eastern Ave., bench warrant, July 22. Denny Leigh, 29, 38 Rose Lane, drug paraphernalia, July 23. Loren Osborne, 21, 600 University Lane, drug abuse, July 23. Sean Thomas, 22, 5492 Bosworth Place, bench warrant, July 23.

Incidents/investigations Theft

At 5028 Seabrook Lane, July 22.

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS Friday, July 16

1:34 a.m, Watchview Court, diabetic emergency 2:35 p.m, Velma Court, trouble breathing 3:49 p.m, Pebble Court, person with a laceration 4:34 p.m, Salem Road, person injured 7:09 p.m, Pembridge Drive, sick person 7:28 p.m, Fireside Drive, chest pain 10:56 p.m, Beechmont Avenue, sick person 11:05 p.m, Forest Road, person injured

Saturday, July 17

12:34 a.m, Pebble Court, person injured in a fall 12:55 a.m, Turquoise Drive, sick person 12:30 p.m, Beechmont Avenue, sick person 1:44 p.m, Beechmont Avenue, sick person 3:57 p.m, Witt Road, sick person 8:29 p.m, YMCA Road, trouble breathing 9:01 p.m, Hickory Creek Drive, person injured in a fall 11:06 p.m, Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive

Sunday, July 18

1:04 a.m, Ivy Trails Drive, sick person 3:33 a.m, Foxtrail Lane, chest pain 2:33 p.m, Clough Pike, alarm system activation, no fire - unintentional 8:44 p.m, Goldengate Drive, medical emergency 10:52 p.m, Ohio River Riv, special outside fire, other 11:33 p.m, Kellogg Avenue, possible heart attack

Monday, July 19

1:38 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person assaulted 6:55 a.m., Moorfield Drive, sick person 9:03 a.m., Summithills Drive, person unconscious/unresponsive 9:17 a.m., Bruce Avenue, back pain 9:57 a.m., Bondick Drive, back pain 10:35 a.m., Salem Road, person unconscious/unresponsive 11:34 a.m., Plazaview Court, back pain 1:34 p.m., Wilshire Avenue, sick person 1:48 p.m., Five Mile & Woodcroft, person injured 3:05 p.m., Salem Road, medical emergency 6:52 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 7:23 p.m., Robinway Drive, person injured in a fall

Tuesday, July 20

7:43 a.m., Cohasset Drive, trouble

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breathing 1:39 p.m., High Meadows Drive, sick person 5:19 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured 6:11 p.m., Kensington Ridge Drive, person injured in a fall 8:23 p.m., Sutton Road, person injured in a fall 8:30 p.m., Clough & Nagel, auto accident/person injured

Wednesday, July 21

1:26 a.m., Eight Mile Road, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 5:48 a.m., Salem Road, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 6:11 a.m., Towerview Lane, assist back to bed 8:01 a.m., Turpin Hills Drive, good intent call, other 8:21 a.m., Pebble Court, sick person 10:03 a.m., Crotty Court, smoke detector activation due to malfunction 10:38 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 2:14 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, overheated motor 5:02 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured 6:41 p.m., Hiddenhills Drive, smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional

Thursday, July 22

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Planned Giving Council honors Anderson Township residents The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council recently honored Anderson residents Robert (Bob) and Dell Ann Sathe with a Voices of Giving Award for their selfless giving to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati. It is Bob and Dell Ann Sathes’ deep appreciation for families and children that led to their becoming passionate advocates and benefactors of the Ronald McDonald House. They have become major donors to the organization supporting its major fundraisers, permanently naming a guest room at the House, and making a generous legacy gift commitment to assure that it will be able to provide a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children for generations to come. However, the Sathes’ generous monetary contributions are only the beginning of their commitment to further the Ronald McDonald House mission. Bob has

also devoted much of his time and talents, having served on its board from 2007 to 2009. He has lent his strategic insight and investment expertise by serving on its Finance and Major Gifts Committees, and has been a driving force in the success of its planned giving program and Silver Lining Endowment Initiative. The couple and their friends also enjoy volunteering to serve meals to house guests. “The Sathes have given our guest families priceless gifts – the gift of alleviating so much of the extreme emotional and financial burden of caring for a critically ill child; the gift of a caring community of support to parents who have had to leave their homes, jobs, family and faith networks to come to a faraway city; the gift of being able to devote all their time and energy to the healing of their children,” wrote Tracy Monroe, Ronald McDonald House director of planned giving,

in her nomination form. The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association of individuals whose life work is to helping to ensure the viability of charitable organizations. It is among the first Planned Giving Councils nationwide to launch the Leave a Legacy Program that encourages individuals to leave a bequest or other planned gift to a nonprofit cause important to them. For more information about planned gifts, visit www.gcpgc.org or call 5543071.

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