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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS
Jim Kammerer has said his neighbor’s choice to let part of the yard grow wild is a nuisance, but Anderson Township zoning officials don’t see it that way. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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How tall can the grass and vegetation grow in an Anderson Township yard? When does letting part of the property return to a more natural state become a nuisance? Are there specific requirements for yard maintenance? The answer to those questions depends both on who you ask and the interpretation of laws for abating nuisances. This issue recently reared its head in a dispute between neighboring properties, but it’s more common across the community than one might suspect, said Paul Drury, Anderson Township’s planning and zoning director. Anderson Township uses the definitions and rules outlined in the Ohio Revised Code to handle any nuisance complaints. The law doesn’t specifically say tall grass – it uses the catch-all term vegetation – nor does it set height limits or specify front, side or rear yard. “There is room for interpretation, but this statute allows township trustees to declare a property a nuisance and abate that nuisance,” he said. “We make a professional opinion, and (a nuisance) is determined on a case-by-case basis.” This particular case centers around two homes that share a
THE SECTION IN QUESTION What are the rules governing nuisances in townships and what are the options for officials to take action? This neighbor dispute revolves around this specific section (505.87) of the Ohio Revised Code. (A) A board of township trustees may provide for the abatement, control, or removal of vegetation, garbage, refuse, and other debris from land in the township, if the board determines that the owner’s maintenance of that vegetation, garbage, refuse, or other debris constitutes a nuisance. The rest of this law details the legal course of action for notification, continuing violations and abatement regulations.
side and back yard property line. Jim Kammerer, who lives on Forestcrest Way, is not happy with the way his neighbors have let part of the backyard grow wild. He said he never spoke to his neighbor about his concerns, but has complained multiple times and asked the township to declare it a nuisance. “I pay good money to have our lawn mowed and maintained, and it is upsetting to see uncut grass next to my property,” Kammerer said. “If it was in the front yard it would be a nuisance, but because it’s in the backyard it’s not considered a nuisance. It makes no sense … and it seems like they’re (enforcing this) selectively.” But Gayle Sherman, who owns the home on Clough Pike that backs up to Kammerer’s yard, said it was a conscious de-
cision to let that part of their yard return to a more natural state. “We mow quite a bit of our yard and it’s only partially naturalized,” she said. “About three years ago, we investigated (the options) and it was something we thought was appropriate for us. We did not believe we were in violation of anything.” She said it was a personal choice, and they checked local laws before letting the area grow. After Kammerer complained about this, township officials came to check out the property, and he said they told him there was an “unwritten law” that allows people not to mow backyards if they desire. His concern is that this could lead to more people deciding not to mow their grass, which he See GRASS, Page A2
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A former billiards hall may eventually be converted into a health facility. Full story, A3
Metro tweaks some local bus routes
By Lisa Wakeland
Bus riders in Anderson Township and Mt. Washington will have to get used to a new route. Metro on Aug. 18 implemented several changes to Route 24, which runs between the Anderson Center Station on Five Mile Road and Government Square downtown. The loop that goes from Beechmont Avenue down Salem Road and Burney Lane will was eliminated, said Anderson Township Assistant Administrator Steve Sievers. Metro said on its website the new transit plan would improve frequency, efficiency and offer more service options in major travel corridors. Rob Johnson, who rides the
bus from Mt. Washington to his job downtown, said he understands why they cut some sections and said they could alter other routes to cut down on the hour-long ride between east side neighborhoods to downtown. “Once you get toward Walnut Hills and that area there are lots of little streets where they stop but no one gets on,” he said. But Kemit Williams, who works in Mt. Washington, said cutting loops like Burney and Salem would make it more difficult for some people to get the bus. “It’s a long ride, but I don’t think they should do that,” she said. Metro earlier this year had See METRO, Page A2
Mt. Washington resident Bill Evans boards the Route 24 line outside the Kroger on the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Corbly Street.LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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proposed Route 24 stopping near the University of Cincinnati and making riders transfer to continue downtown, but that is no longer part of the upcoming changes. Williams said she usually rides the bus to UC, but sometimes goes to downtown Cincinnati, and those changes would have made her trip even more difficult. “It’s kind of hard to get out here because the buses come (less often),” she said. Other changes along
» Kevin Flynn » Greg Landsman » David Mann » Amy Murray » Laure Quinlivan » Chris Seelbach » Pam Thomas » Christopher Smitherman » Charlie Winburn
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Route 24 include modifying the loop around Wolfangel and State roads, near Mercy Hospital and the Anderson Township library branch. That portion of the route will stay, Sievers said, but buses will not come back around the same loop and will instead leave from the Anderson Towne Center shopping area to head west down
Beechmont Avenue. Sievers said they’re working with the Kroger store to make a temporary bus stop and waiting area along Towne Center Way, which connects the Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, to Beechmont Avenue and Wolfangel Road. Metro previously considered closing the parkand-ride at the township
operations center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., for the Route 75 Express line and eliminating the Route 30 Express neighborhood loop that extends along Beechmont Avenue and serves Eight Mile Road, Clough Pike and Nagel Road. Neither of those two routes, nor the 81 Express that serves Salem Road, is part of the new changes.
“It’s a judgment call and we take it on a caseby-case basis. There is huge move toward sustainability … and sometimes the preference is not to have a manicured yard.” This situation echoes a handful of others around the township where two opposing neighborhoods collide, and these issues most often arise when there are older homes on larger lots sharing property lines with newer, higher density subdivisions, Drury said. And that’s what is happening here. “This house has been in
my husband’s family since the 1950s and the house was there long before Forestcrest,” Sherman said. “It is just a matter of choice … and I don’t consider it a controversy.” Because of the law’s lack of specificity, Drury said the character of the neighborhood definitely plays a role in what is considered a nuisance. While township staff evaluates complaints, it is ultimately up to the Board of Trustees to decide whether a property is a nuisance and take action.
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said would lead to many nuisance complaints across Anderson Township. But Drury countered that it’s not so much an unwritten law as there is not a specific mandate regulating vegetation. “There is nothing (in the law) that prohibits you from growing grass tall, and one of the main reasons why we don’t have a specific height limit is because everywhere is not the same,” he said.
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HealthSource considers its options By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org
MT. WASHINGTON — A former billiards hall may eventually be converted into a health facility. HealthSource of Ohio, which is a privately owned community health center, moved into the Beechcrest Center in May. HealthSource owns the building at 2020 Beechmont Ave. Anderson Hills Family Chiropractic is currently a tenant at the site. A portion of the building, though, still remains vacant. “We wanted to open in a timely fashion,” said Lisa Jackson, vice president of marketing and development for HealthSource. HealthSource had begun renovations of the former Lisa’s Billiards and Brew at the Beechcrest Center, but considering the extent of the renovations opted to open in the former Curves which is located in the same building.
“I think within 8 to 10 months we will occupy the space at Lisa’s Billiards, but we are entertaining tenants right now, especially in the medical field,” said Jackson. She said the space which Lisa’s Billiards previously occupied has been gutted. The Beechmont Avenue location is the first HealthSource facility in Hamilton County. HealthSource operates a number of facilities throughout southwest Ohio. “The community was happy to have that building returned to some use,” said Jake Williams, former board president of the Mt. Washington Community Council and a member of council’s Economic Development Committee. “We hope they can be a good neighbor and viable part of the community.” HealthSource is also involved in a partnership with Mt. Washington School.
HealthSource of Ohio opened in the Beechcrest Center on Beechmont Avenue in May. HealthSource, which owns the building at the site, is considering its options for a portion of the building which was a former billiards hall.
Taste of Mission is 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, in Anderson Township. This event feature food and drinks from different countries, live performances, art and other activities.
American Legion Post 318 is hosting pancake breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Sunday of every month. Breakfasts include allyou-can-eat pancakes,
customers approximately one month before inspectors are scheduled to be in an area. If no one is home when inspectors arrive a door hanger will be left instructing customers to call 866-609-9864 to schedule an appointment. Southern Cross Co. employees will carry photo ID cards at all times; wear yellow safety vests with their logo; and have signage on their vehicles identifying the company. Customers may also call 800-544-6900.
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French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, toast, rolls, orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Breakfasts are at the Patriot Center, 6660 Clough Pike in Anderson Township.
Jefferson Burroughs, MD, FACC, is not only a cardiologist with Mercy Health – The Heart Institute, he’s also a neighbor, parent and friend living and working on the east side of Cincinnati. In fact, all four of his children attended Anderson High School. Like all Mercy Health providers, Dr. Burroughs is dedicated to caring for the community in which he
and his family live. He is one of more than 9,000 physicians and employees who live and work in neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati and its surrounding areas, delivering advanced, compassionate care to help you be well, right where you live. To ﬁnd a Mercy Health Primary Care Physician or Specialist, visit e-mercy.com/physicians or call 513-981-2222.
Jefferson Burroughs, MD, FACC The Heart Institute, Anderson
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Duke Energy, through its vendor, The Southern Cross Co., will conduct mandatory interior gas meter and line inspections in area homes and small businesses. Inspections will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and will run through early October. The inspections maintain compliance with federal pipeline regulations and help ensure Duke Energy is able to deliver natural gas to its customers in a safe and reliable manner. The Southern Cross Co. will attempt to call
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By Forrest Sellers ANDERSON TWP. — Harrison Hill recently got a taste of leadership. Hill, who will be a freshman at Anderson High School this fall, attended a National Young Leaders Conference in June. “I learned a lot about how our government works and what each (legislative) branch is allowed to do,” said Hill, who is a resident of Anderson Township. Hill was chosen to be a member of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council following a nomination by one of his teachers at Nagel Middle School. Students in the council were among those who attended the conference.
While at the conference, Hill attended sessions focusing on Congressional voting and presidential decisionmaking. Hill said a highlight for him was visiting some of the Washington landmarks such as Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial. “It was mesmerizing,” he said about the experience. Hill raised his own funds to attend the conference. He raised $1,800 through donations and personal wages. He said the trip left a lasting impression on him. “We have the ability to make a difference,” he said. “We have a voice.” Hill will make a presentation to other freshmen about his experience.
Suburban districts release their own ‘report cards’ Gannett News Service
A first time, local report card was recently released by some Southwest Ohio suburban districts is designed to give a broader picture of schools than provided by the state. The self-generated evaluations, which are separate from Ohio’s annual school ratings, list 10 categories ranging from academics to parent and community involvement in 16 local school systems serving nearly 100,000 area students. Officials among the coalition of districts say state report cards only show inadequate “snapshots” of a school’s or district’s overall performance. Dallas Jackson, Forest Hills Local School District superintendent, said “more than a year ago, I sat down with a group of like-minded superintendents to discuss how we
might better communicate to our communities a more complete picture of our school districts.” “Annually, the state report card offers a ‘snapshot’ of what’s happening in our schools based on the outcome of state testing and analysis of other data such as demographics and socioeconomic factors,” said Jackson. Forest Hills officials tout their students’ SAT and ACT average scores and point out their higher totals to national averages. Most of the 16 districts scored either “excellent with distinction” or “excellent” in the 2011-2012 state ratings. The Coalition of Academic Standards of Excellence or CASE, expanded in the last year from its original 10 members in 2012 to 16 suburban Cincinnati school systems in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties.
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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS
Ursuline students win 36 art awards
Ursuline students inducted into the school's Spanish Honor Society, from left: front, Hannah Hoffer, Elizabeth Zappia, Erin George, Elizabeth Tyger and Fatima Khalid; middle row, Brenna Barber, Sarah Connaughton, Kayla McCarthy, Monica Bockhorst and Ana Aguilar; back row, Ellen Hinkley (co-president), Diana Suarez, Katie Georgopoulos, Shannon Kronenberger, Sarah Reilly, Paige Kebe, Kelly Spiller, Lauren Vesprani, Camille Borders and Cate Brinker. Not pictured, Susan Morand and Caroline Smith. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG
Ursuline students are inducted into Spanish Honor Society Twenty Ursuline students in the Spanish class of Blanca Risdon of Fairfield, were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society Nov. 13. The new members are Ana Aguilar of Loveland, Brenna Barber of Mason, Monica Bockhorst of Loveland, Camille Borders of Mason, Sarah Connaughton of Sharonville, Erin George of Mason, Katie Georgopoulos of Springfield Township, Hannah Hoffer of Maineville, Paige Kebe of Loveland, Fatima Khalid of Mason, Shannon Kronenberger of Kenwood, Kayla McCarthy of Maineville, Susan Morand of Loveland, Sarah Reilly of Hyde Park, Caroline Smith of Montgomery, Kelly Spiller of Liberty Township,
Diana Suarez of Mason, Elizabeth Tyger of Mason, Lauren Vesprani of Finneytown and Elizabeth Zappia of Miami Township. Cate Brinker (president) of Anderson Township and Ellen Hinkley (co-president) of Indian Hill, who were inducted last year, presided the induction ceremony. According to Risdon, membership into the Spanish Honor Society is by invitation of the Ursuline Spanish teachers, who have the sole responsibility for the Society and its by-laws. Membership is based on the honor average in Spanish of Afor three consecutive semesters of study and that the students be of good character as
defined by the handbook of Ursuline Academy. The Honor Society students must demonstrate enthusiasm and continued interest in the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking people of the world. In addition, the students must pay yearly dues to help support the Society’s “adopted” child in a Spanish-speaking country. Risdon said, “We sponsor a child in Guatemala through Children International, and the students write her letters for her birthday, for Christmas and Easter,” adding that there will be other community service opportunities during the school year for the students to participate in.
Thirty-six individual awards have been earned by 23 Ursuline students in the The Scholastic Art Awards. The students submitted a sampling of their work completed in visual arts courses during the last calendar year. Their pieces were entered in categories that included sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. The students were recognized with an honorable mention (works demonstrating artistic potential), silver key (works worthy of recognition on the regional level) or gold key (the highest level of achievement on the regional level); gold key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication. Students who received all of these distinctions were invited to show their work at the Scholastics Gallery at 100 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. The show will run from Feb. 8-22, and students in the show will be honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 22 at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Gold Key Award winners are: Ashley Albrinck of Evendale and Ashley Driscoll of Loveland (three awards); Cate Brinker of Anderson Township, Maddie Graumlich of Terrace Park and Tori Heyob of Green Township. The Silver Key Award winners are: Becca Allen of West Chester Township, Maddie Graumlich of Terrace Park, Rachel Kuprionis of Mason, Helen Ladrick of Anderson Township, Corinne Lauderback of Liberty Township, Rachel Neltner of Finneytown, Maddie Nurre of West Chester Township and Angie Pan of Evendale (two awards).
The honorable mention award winners are: Becca Allen of West Chester Township, Allison Brady of Union Township, Cate Brinker of Anderson Township, Ashley Driscoll of Loveland, Jennifer Duma of Montgomery, Maddie Graumlich of Terrace Park, Michala Grycko of Evendale, Ali Hackman of Sycamore Township (two awards), Clair Hopper of Anderson Township, Rachel Neltner of Finneytown, Maggie O’Brien of Loveland, Angie Pan of Evendale (three awards), Molly Paz of Felicity, Spencer Peppet of Terrace Park, Julia Proctor of Loveland, Kelly Spiller of Liberty Township and Jenny Whang of Sycamore Township. “The Scholastic Art Award recognition is significant to each student because their creativity is recognized in the context of a prestigious regional/national awards program that is actually celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. We are very proud of our students’ outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the arts. This broader affirmation will only bolster greater creative energy and enthusiasm,” fine arts department coordinator Patrice Trauth said. Fellow art teacher Jeanine Boutiere concurs. “To see our budding artists interpret their world in a way that is technically superior and showcases their aesthetic intelligence makes all of us in the art department proud. We congratulate each of our 23 recognized young women and celebrate their achievements in the visual arts.” The other teachers in the fine arts department are Amy Burton and Helen Rindsberg.
Ursuline Scholastic Art Award winners, from left: front, Angie Pan (silver) and Tori Heyob (gold); back, Maddie Graumlich (gold), Rachel Kuprionis (silver), Becca Allen (silver), Helen Ladrick (silver), Maddie Nurre (silver), Ashley Albrinck (gold), Corinne Lauderback (silver), Cate Brinker (gold) and Rachel Neltner (silver). Not pictured, Ashley Driscoll (gold). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG
SCHOOL NOTES Retirees honored
Sherwood Elementary School's Relay for Life Team is a large and dedicated group. The nearly 60 member group recently managed to raise $7,529 for cancer research. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS
HONOR ROLLS URSULINE ACADEMY
The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2012-2013.
Honors - Megan DiSalvo and Alyssa Plaut.
Sophomores Honors - Erica Behrens, Allison Brady, Clair Hopper, Maureen Kimutis and Nicole Weaver.
Juniors First Honors - Zoe Altenau, Lauren Brinker and Temarie Tomley.
Second Honors - Casey Helmicki and Anna Varley.
Seniors First Honors - Kristen Behrens, Catherine Brinker and Santana Kulis. Second Honors - Taylor Castle, Elizabeth Dowling and Ella Sedacca.
The Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education recently recognized staff members who are retiring. Recognized were: » Administrators: Diana Carter, Connie Lippowitsch and Ann Roberts » Custodial: Nick Buder » Food Service: Dianne Rafferty and Linda Stanley » Transportation: James Sedgewick » Anderson High School: Christina Curry and Kathleen Gee » Turpin High School: Diane Bowling, Nancy Infante and June VanDyke » Nagel Middle School: Patricia Grove, Rebecca Holthaus, Pamela Rogenski and Anthony Valerius » Ayer Elementary: Cathy Kirstein » Sherwood Elementary: Debra Simson » Wilson Elementary: Joann Armstrong and Wendy Chalk
Schmidt receives scholarships
Benjamin Schmidt, who recently
graduated from McNicholas High School, will be attending St. John’s University in New York this fall on academic scholarships. Schmidt who plans on majoring in architecture and minoring in political science, was awarded three annual scholarships for five years. His scholarships include the “Scholastic Excellence Scholarship,” awarded annually Schmidt in the amount of $21,000; the “Dean’s List Scholarship,” awarded annually in the amount of $3,000; the “Catholic High School Service Scholarship,” awarded annually in the amount of $2,500. The scholarships will cover 75 percent of his annual tuition. Schmidt also was awarded the “Stowe Art For Life Scholarship” in the amount of $500 from McNicholas High School.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Art & Craft Classes Decals + Cabochons: Fused Glass Jewelry, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students experiment with range of glass friendly decals to create imagery on wearable pendants. No experience necessary. $75. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
Art Exhibits Paper Trail 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Selection of seven contemporary artists exhibiting well-priced paintings, prints, collages and photography. Free. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville.
Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Through Dec. 12. 929-2427. Anderson Township.
Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Health / Wellness Partnerships in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging, 5:307:30 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center, 4001 Rosslyn Drive, Terrace Auditorium. For those caring for an aging parent or relative or wondering what’s next in life nearing retirement. Explore partnership as an approach to create vitality, satisfaction and workability in aging. With Molly Prues of VistaLynk
Programs for Innovative Aging. Free. Reservations required. 272-5573; www.hydeparkhealthcenter.com. Hyde Park.
Literary - Bookstores Music with Miss Meghan, 9:45-10:15 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, For children under age 4 and a grown-up. Move, sing songs and mostly enjoy time together. $8. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.
Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Nature-themed stories with the naturalist. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
On Stage - Theater Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Show is set in Indian territory at the turn of the century when cattlemen and farmers were fighting over fences and water rights. $12. 497-5200; brieabiproductions.com. Anderson Township.
FRIDAY, AUG. 23 Art Exhibits Paper Trail 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville.
Art Openings Mostly Wood, 6-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., gallery One One. Sculptural and installation work by local sculptor Jim Killy. Exhibit continues through Oct. 3. Free. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s, 3872 Paxton Ave., Judy’s Grill Out Favorites. $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley. Friday Night Tasting: Malbec Madness, 6-8 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road,
Taste eight Malbec-based wines from Argentina. Light appetizers with assortment of cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. $20. Reservations required. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For older adults. Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside.
Literary - Bookstores Nature Story Time with Imago, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Nature stories, songs and other activities. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.
Music - Blues The Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Township Fields and Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, 831-0160; www.townshipfieldsandtavern.com. Anderson Township.
Music - Concerts Stanley’s Summer Music Festival, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Outdoor patio and inside stage. Music by Rumpke Mountain Boys, the New Old Cavalry, Subterranean House Band and Glostik Willy. Food available from Hyde Park Pizzeria. Doors open 5 p.m. $20 two days, $12 per day. 871-6249; stanleys.frontgatetickets.com. Columbia Tusculum. Ra Ra Riot, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Indie rock band from Syracuse, N.Y. All ages. $25.47. 800-7453000; www.ticketmaster.com. Oakley.
On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes
Hear nature-themed stories with a naturalist at Woodland Mound's Seasongood Nature Center at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. The program is free, a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275 or visit www.greatparks.org. FILE PHOTO
multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; www.grimprov.com/ Cincinnati. Anderson Township. Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 497-5200; brieabiproductions.com. Anderson Township.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Bowls, 1:30-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn about and experiment with range of Bullseye accessory glass to design and create their own bowl. No experience necessary. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. August Family Open House: Kilncarved Tiles, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Use fiber paper to create a relief impression on a glass tile of your own design. $15. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. Make It, Take It Workshop with Rena Hopins, 1-2 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Create your own steam-punk inspired jewelry. $15. Reservations required. 321-3750; indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville.
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Saturday Studio: Meet Rena Hopkins, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Meet mixed-media artist Rena Hopkins during demonstration and trunk show. She will be repurposing phrenological charts, old anatomical illustrations, discarded game pieces, vintage watch parts and nostalgic images to create her found object jewelry and multi-layered assemblages. Free. 321-3750; indigenouscraft.com. O’Bryonville.
Art Exhibits Paper Trail 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; phyllisweston.com. O’Bryonville. Mostly Wood, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., gallery One One. Sculptural and installation work by local sculptor Jim Killy. Free. Through Oct. 3. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
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Saturday Premium Wine Flight: Magnificent Malbec, Noon-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, Taste and compare four high-end Malbec and Malbec-based wines. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 731-1515; www.winemerchantcincinnati.com. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.
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Festivals A Taste of Mission, 6-10 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Learn more about organization and their work around the world. Food, music, dancers, games, mission market and more. Benefits Comboni Missionaries. Free. 474-4997; www.combonimissionaries.org. Anderson Township.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Through Nov. 24. 9467734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown. Computer and TV Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave., Hamilton County residents only. Bring proof of residency. Businesses, churches, schools and nonprofits not eligible. Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. East End.
Literary - Story Times ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.
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5 and up. $20. Reservations required. 317-1305; www.wineandcanvas.com. Hyde Park.
Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.
Films Amelie, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, Prior to show, friends from Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati lead through song and teach French words/phrases. Rated R. The Quarter Bistro accepting reservations for French-themed dinner before show. Including creme brulee for dessert. Ages 18 and up. $9.75, $7 children, students and ages 60 and up. 272-0222; www.mariemonttheatre.com. Mariemont.
Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; bit.ly/11UQb9r. Newtown.
Literary - Bookstores Big Nate World Record, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Help break world record for longest comic strip. Graphic novel giveaways for participants. Ages 1-5. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.
Music - Classical
Stanley’s Summer Music Festival, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, Music by BigEar, Jerry’s Little Band, Spookfloaters and Hickory Robot. $20 two days, $12 per day. 871-6249; stanleys.frontgatetickets.com. Columbia Tusculum.
Carillon Concert, 7-8 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. 271-8519; www.mariemont.org. Mariemont.
On Stage - Theater
Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 497-5200; brieabiproductions.com. Anderson Township.
Hedgeapple Trail Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Hedgeapple Trail. Join the naturalist for a casual stroll to investigate the signs of summer. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park.
SUNDAY, AUG. 25
Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and locally grown vegetables, plants,
Cookies and Canvas, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Michaels-Hyde Park, 3862 Paxton Ave., Step-bystep paint class instructed by local professional artist. For ages
On Stage - Theater Oklahoma, 2 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 497-5200; brieabiproductions.com. Anderson Township.
MONDAY, AUG. 26 Art & Craft Classes Wine and Canvas, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Don Pablo’s, 2692 Madison Road, Painting class with cocktails. No experience necessary. $35. 631-1356; www.wineandcanvas.com. Norwood.
Art Exhibits Mostly Wood, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.
AUGUST 21, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • A7
Preserve summer taste by roasting tomatoes As I’ve mentioned before, I know when a recipe hits a chord with readers by the amount of response it generates long after it’s published. This is particularly true of seasonal recipes, like roasted tomaRita toes. Heikenfeld This RITA’S KITCHEN recipe is slightly different from one I shared last year. Tomatoes are in season right now and the homegrown/best are abundant at farmers’ markets. As for me, my tomatoes are the best I’ve ever grown and since most of them are the indeterminate type, they keep bearing all season long. I’m not even begrudging the groundhogs eating their share, there’s that many! When I do find veggies and fruit that have been bitten into by Mother Nature’s clan, I just cut them up and feed them to my girls (my chickens). They make a quick meal of them, Tomatoes are full of lycopene, which is good for our hearts, men’s prostates and our immune system. Plus the yellow and orange tomatoes have just as much nutrition as their red counterparts.
Roasted regular-size tomatoes with herbs (or not) Preheat oven to 400425 degrees. Cut tomatoes in half. Lay either cut side up or down (I laid mine cut side down but next time will lay them cut side up since I think that will keep more of the tomato flavor in). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on any herbs you like – basil, thyme, rosemary all work well. But be sure and chop them up fine. I also like to add salt and pepper. Roast until skins start to look spotty if you are roasting skin side up. Otherwise, roast until tomatoes look wrinkled and are soft.
Let cool and, if you like, remove skins. The first time I made them I didn’t remove the skins, but when I used them in cooked dishes they were a little tough. My suggestion is to remove them or put them in the blender or food processor and the skins will process small enough. You will wind up with more of a puree if you put them through the blender or food processor, but the bonus is you get the nutritious benefits of the skin. Freeze in desired quantities.
Roasted cherry tomatoes with herbs and garlic This is nice since everything is mixed in a boil and then just poured onto a sprayed pan to roast. Delicious as a side dish and, if you want to freeze them, you can either leave the skins on (they may be a bit tough) or puree them as directed above. Now you can also roast these plain, with just a sprinkling of salt and pepper and oil. Preheat oven to 400425 degrees. For every pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, add a teaspoon of minced garlic, a drizzle of olive oil to coat nicely, and salt and pepper. Just mix this up in a bowl. If you have any herbs, again like basil, thyme or rosemary, chop up fine and add to taste. Pour onto sprayed baking pan and roast until skins look spotty and a bit puffy, about 20 minutes.
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Editor: Eric Spangler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 576-8251
EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
Beware of phone scam from a ‘deputy’ I have been a resident of Anderson Township for the last 8 years. Recently, somebody wanted to scam me, and I wanted to make you aware of this incident. On Wednesday, July 10, I received a call on my answering machine from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office from an individual by the name Rapidy Watson (batch # 4927). The call came from a private number. It stated that there was a federal crime warrant out against me and my wife and asked me to call Officer Thomas O’Brien. It also mentioned that if I didn’t respond to the message duty officers were
Sugata Chakravarti COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST
going to come execute the warrant and arrest me at my place of residence or work place. So I called the number that was left in the voicemail the following day, Thursday, July
The person who answered gave me his name as Daniel Marshal (batch id # 0638). He asked me about my phone number and informed me that I’ve called the federal crime bureau in Manhattan, NY.
Should U.S. lawmakers and their staffs continue to receive a federal contribution toward the health insurance that they must purchase through soon-to-open exchanges created by President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law to prevent the largely unintended loss of healthcare benefits for 535 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and thousands of Capitol Hill staff. Why or why not?
“Yes. Everyone scheduled to receive a contribution from employers should still receive that contribution, no matter for whom they work. “If the conservatives and Obama-haters would just give it a chance they’d see all the good that the Affordable Care Act can accomplish instead of trying to repeal it 40 more times in Congress. “It’s meant to help the poor and uninsured just like the New Deal back 70-odd years ago during the Great Depression.” TRog
“Although it would be nice if making lawmakers pay for their own health care would bring their attention to the plight of most Americans, the cost of their personal insurance is chump change compared to the campaign contributions they get from the special interests in the medical field. “Since Citizen’s United it’s a free-for-all for rich individuals and corporations. The only thing holding some of the worst of them back is the sheer impracticality of most of their ideas. “What would work better is if more citizen voters would pay more attention to how some of these creeps in Columbus and Washington vote, and give them unlimited vacation time at the next election. “Unfortunately with the media breaking into venues, which allow people to get the news they want as opposed to the news that is actually true, we’re going to have an uphill battle getting any sort of consensus on public health in our nation. “Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act is already cutting costs for many of us, and even if it doesn’t solve the bigger problems it will set the stage for continued dialogue.” N.F.
“Kind of a moot question. The Congress will do whatever
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is best for them and not what is best for the American people. Period.” J.Z.
“The Democrats yes, the Republicans no! Seriously, whether its health care or retirement, government should not be allowed to vote its own members and staff better benefits than those available to the rest of the population. “A single term in congress shouldn’t entitle you to anything more than Cobra benefits while you look for new employment. If ex members of government had to survive on Medicare or Medicaid and Social Security those would be good programs, and yes, we all might have to contribute a bit more to ensure their long-term future.” D.R.
“If these people are already receiving a contribution from the government (their employer) it should continue. If this means they will not have to get Obama-care like the rest of us – shame on them! “We should all be in this boat together. That way if and when it starts to sink they’ll have an incentive to fix or replace it.” R.V.
“Of course not! But this rodeo clown has set a new standard of picking winners and losers for political reasons, paybacks for contributors and favors to his base. “Large corporations, unions and the IRS and now lawmakers are getting special exemptions from this disasterous law. Most hard working Americans are not surprised by a good screwing from the federal government, but unfairness to this degree creates tremendous anger and animosity. “When is the last time you said: ‘Wow, this will be great’ when you heard of a new law or government program??”
listened to my concerns and assured me that there are no outstanding charges pending against me or my wife. It was definitely a scam to extract money from me in the pretext of a federal crime. I also followed up with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office and the person there assured me that there was no officer by the name of Rapidy Watson in their office, and also their batch numbers don’t go that high. So clearly it was a SCAM and I was lucky that I did not end up paying the crooks!! Sugata Chakravarti is an Anderson Township resident.
Tone down the rhetoric please
CH@TROOM Last week’s question
This individual told me that if I didn’t pay the amount the warrant would be executed and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office would arrest me. He even said that there would be a look-out notice issued against me and my wife so that if I left the country I would be caught at the airport. By now I was convinced that something wasn’t right, and I refused to pay over the phone. The gentleman said that he would go ahead and execute the warrant of arrest against me. The next morning Friday July 12, I called up the IRS office and spoke to an agent. This lady at the IRS office
He told me that there is an IRS warrant against me and my wife for not paying an outstanding due of $3,761.45 in my 2010 tax return. A case was registered against me by IRS through their attorney, Mr. Brad King. I was asked to pay the amount immediately (within the next 30 minutes), otherwise a warrant for my arrest would be executed. I asked this gentleman to send me the papers to see what IRS was talking about. He told me that since the case was in court, I had less than 30 minutes to pay up. However, I was adamant and demanded that I see the charges before paying a dime.
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I wish he had stayed more on the topic of our teachers being armed in school. Mr. Klein, did you really Dave need to tear DiGiovenale COMMUNITY PRESS into some of us just beGUEST COLUMNIST cause we voiced our opinions? Using words like “blatant lies,” ignorance and even calling one of us a coward. Was this really necessary? You say you are from Anderson Township; most of us around here don’t talk like that. It kind of makes me wonder ... I could be wrong on all of
There are not many things more dear to me than the safety of our children, especially when they are in school under the watch of our teachers. I have a granddaughter in the third grade and her safety is of utmost importance to me. After reading Mr. Kleins letter about myself and several other people making comments in the chatroom section last week it is evident to me that Mr. Klein thinks only his opinion is valid. Mr. Klein talks about how he has the right to have guns and to use them if he sees necessary. No one is going to try to take your guns away from you. I have guns and my wife has her carry and conceal ... and she carries.
this – and I would be the last to say I know everything – but in my opinion Mrs. Jones, who is 5 foot tall and weighs 100 pounds, has been trained as a teacher, not a policewoman, and she should not be in the school with a gun. On top of that do you really think teachers want that responsibility? I doubt it. If you read Mr. Klein’s last paragraph you can tell he is getting really upset. It is classic reading. In closing, Mr. Klein, try to tone down your rhetoric and maybe quit watching so much Doomsday Preppers. Dave DiGiovenale is an Anderson Township resident.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is it really OK not to cut backyard in Anderson?
I contacted Anderson Township about high grass in someone’s yard in reference to the law: 505.87 Abatement, control, or removal of vegetation, garbage, refuse, and other debris. I was told that there is an “unwritten law” that allows people to not mow their backyard if they so desire. I was curious how many people have heard of this “unwritten law” and what they think about it.
Jim Kammerer Anderson Township
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Meets at 6 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 688-8400. Web site: www.andersontownship.org. Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Assistant Administrator for Operations Steve Sievers; Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 4745770; 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.
FOREST HILLS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month, at the administration building, 7550 Forest Road. Phone: 231-3600. Web site:www.foresthills.edu. Board members Julie Bissinger, Forest Heis, Tracy Huebner, Jim Frooman and Randy Smith. Superintendent Dallas Jackson, ext. 2945; Treasurer Richard Toepfer II, ext. 2963; Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services Natasha Adams; 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.
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August when it meets at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Rec Center 1715 Beacon St. Board President Jake Williams, Vice President Rob Hayes, Treasurer Ryan Doan, Secretary Patty Reisz; directors Dan Bishop, Holly Christmann, Jo Ann Kavanaugh, Jim Shell, and Diana Wunder.
Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 3536 Church St. Phone: 561-7697. Web site: www.villageofnewtown.com. Mayor Curt Cosby; council members Brian Burns, Chuck Short, Joe Harten, Mark Kobasuk, Curt Tiettmeyer and Daryl Zornes; Fiscal Officer Keri Everett, ext. 12. Maintenance Supervisor Ron Dickerson, 271-2009; Building and Zoning Commissioner Michael Spry, ext. 13; Property Maintenance Inspector Dick Weber; Chief of Police Tom Synan; Fire Chief Terry Ramsey, 271-6770.
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Turpin plays with target on backs By Mark D. Motz email@example.com
Turpin High School will rely on a mix of passing and running from its spread offense to move the ball and maintain the Spartans recent winning ways. MARK D. MOTZ/THE PRESS
ANDERSON TWP. — The Spartans enter 2013 with a target on their backs. Not only did Turpin have a perfect 10-0 regular season and win the inaugural Eastern Cincinnati Conference in 2012, they won two playoff games and advanced to the Division II regional final. “We approach it that way with our kids,” said head coach Rob Stoll. “As defending league champs, everybody is going to be trying to knock you off. I’d rather be under the radar a little bit, but one of the best parts of being part of a successful program is that expectations are high and the kids are working hard to live up to that.” Turpin graduated 23 players from last season and has some holes to fill, to be certain, but also has some crucial players returning. Offensively, senior tackles Yanni Gregg and Tyler Ernst are back to anchor a line that will protect new junior quarterback Pat Fetch. His primary targets will be senior wideout Payton Spencer and junior David Eckert. Seniors Spencer Singh and Dylan Hallar return at running back. “Our skill positions have looked really good in
2013 TURPIN SCHEDULE Turpin head football coach Rob Stoll guided the Spartans to the Division II regional finals last season. MARK D. MOTZ/THE PRESS
camp,” Stoll said. “I think (Fetch) manages the offense really well. His key to success is can he make other people shine?” Defensively, look for Gregg and Ernst to team with veterans Jacob Beinke, Mitchell Farmer and Hunter Tidball to make a formidable front line. Also back are senior linebacker Jeff Weber and defensive back Jake Hambene. Hallar will play linebacker, too. Juniors Owen Carpenter and Andrew Molloy shift to the defensive backfield after primarily playing running back last season. Keep an eye on freshman Lang Evans, who could make an immediate impact at lineback-
Aug. 30 – WITHROW Sept. 6 – WYOMING Sept. 13 – at Dixie Heights (Ky.), 7 p.m. Sept. 20 – at Kings Sept. 27 – GLEN ESTE Oct. 4 – at Hughes Oct. 11 – ANDERSON Oct. 18 – at Milford Oct. 25 – LOVELAND Nov. 1 – at Walnut Hills All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
“He’s one of those dudes who has a motor and is always going full speed,” Stoll said. Singh will handle most of the punting duties for Turpin, while sophomore Austin Jackson will be the place kicker. Stoll is anxious to start the season, but isn’t looking too far ahead. “We haven’t looked beyond (opening opponent) Withrow,” he said. “They’ve been the focus of our practice, of getting ready for the season.”
Rockets seek sustained success By Mark D. Motz firstname.lastname@example.org
MT. WASHINGTON — The McNicholas Rockets football team has been to the playoffs two of the last three seasons. Head coach Mike Orlando looks for more of the same in 2013. “We want a sustained success,” he said. “For us a 5-5 year is a bad year. If we’re not out here competing for games and titles, we’re not where we want to be as a program. It’s not going to be easy. “It’s not that we’re terribly young, but we have some inexperience. We have to grow up and become some leaders. This senior class has not had a lot of success on its own. I think they were 0-for as freshmen and didn’t have a winning record as JVs. As juniors, they were in the shadow of last year’s seniors. It’s time for them to step up.” Senior Bryan Corpuz leads six returning starters on offense. Orlando said the 6-foot-4 lineman is a definite college prospect. Also back up front are senior guard Kent Schaeper, junior center Nate Gorman and junior guard Will Allgeier. Junior tackle Zach Wood, a transfer student, rounds out the line. They will protect a backfield including junior quarterback Luke Sulken, junior tailback Sean Byrne and senior running back Dom Gabriele. Receivers include seniors Matt Curran and Kevin Schmidt, as well as junior Ted Tekulve. “It’s no secret, we’re going to try to make our way running the football,” Orlando said. “We’re going to be very up tempo, no huddle. We want to run a play every 15 seconds in real time and keep defenses off balance. But at the end of the day you
2013 MCNICHOLAS SCHEDULE Aug. 30 – Northwest, 7 p.m. at UC Sept. 7 – DAYTON OAKRIDGE, 1 p.m. Sept. 12 – at Wyoming, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 – DAYTON CARROLL, 1 p.m. Sept. 27 – at Fenwick Oct. 5 – CHAMINADE JULIENNE, 1 p.m. Oct. 11 – at Kettering Alter Oct. 18 – at Roger Bacon Oct. 25 – at Purcell Marian Nov. 2 – HAMILTON BADIN, 1 p.m. All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
McNicholas High School practices kicking, looking to replace Division I NCAA player Pat DiSalvio, who is now at Morehead State University. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
have to be able to run the football and stop the run. As old as the game is, that’s the key, no matter what formations you run.” Defensively, middle linebacker Elliott Higgins and sen-
ior safeties Austin Voelkers and Daniel Sandmann are the lone returning starters. Curran and Tanner Cardone play cornerback. Seniors Andrew Hay and Johnny Adams anchor the defensive end slots and classmate
Tyler Gumbert plays linebacker. A trio of sophomores in linebacker Nick Staderman and ends Jacob Cheek and Ryan Byrne should add depth to the Rockets’ 4-3 defense.
McNicholas High School head football coach Mike Orlando makes a point in the preseason. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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B2 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • AUGUST 21, 2013
Redskins looking to finish strong By Mark D. Motz
Anderson High School switched its base defense from a 3-4 to a 3-3 stack to give players more freedom to make plays in space. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
AND — ERSON TWP. — People don’t remember the start. It’s the finish that matters. And for the last few seasons of Anderson High School football, the ending hasn’t been a fairy tale. “We were 3-3 last year with four games to go and we lost all four of them,” said head coach Jeff Giesting. “That’s one of our points of emphasis this season: Finish strong. Whether it’s an individual play, a practice, a game. We need to finish strong.” The Redskins will look to a veteran defense – although one revamped to a 3-3 stack from last year’s 3-4 scheme - to help achieve that goal. Returning is the team’s leading tackler from last season, senior free safety Josh Correll. Seniors Derek Mellenkamp and Jared Forbes join him in the secondary, as do senior cornerbacks T.J. Turner and Thomas Campbell. Senior captain Evan Lackner leads a linebacking corps that also includes senior Shelby Wilson and junior Cody Coffey. Up front, 250-pound senior nose guard Tim Combes will be flanked by junior ends Augie Murphy and Josh Knollman. Offensively, Giesting said senior quarterback Kevin Rogers should garner some Division I NCAA attention. He will be protected by a veteran line that features University of Toledo recruit Alex Pfeiffer, as well as senior Evan Spangler and junior center Jake Bridges. Junior Austin Fucito mans the tailback slot in the pistol offense. Sophomores Ryan McCleland and Dylan Smith handle the kicking and punting, respectively. “We feel like we’ve improved our team speed from last year,” Giesting said. “We want to give
Anderson High School head coach Jeff Giesting hopes to have the Redskins back on the winning side of the ledger in 2013.MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
2013 ANDERSON SCHEDULE Aug. 28 – at Mount Healthy, 8 p.m. Sept. 6 – WITHROW Sept. 13 – at Harrison Sept. 20 – WALNUT HILLS Sept. 27 – at Milford Oct. 4 – LOVELAND Oct. 11 – at Turpin Oct. 18 – at Glen Este Oct. 25 – WINTON WOODS Nov. 1 – KINGS All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
our play makers a chance to make plays in space. But ultimately, we’ve got to be able to close out and win games.”
MVCA Lions football makes next step By Scott Springer email@example.com
NEWTOWN — It’s not quite “The Junction Boys” and Bear Bryant, but you do have to cross railroad tracks to get to Miami Valley Christian Academy’s practice field. In his fourth year of building MVCA’s football program, Robert Vilardo walks the plains of Short Park in the village of Newtown, whistle in hand. “Newtown is awesome with us,” Vilardo said. “They let us use this whole park. They take care of it for us. It’s just a great relationship between the school and Newtown.” He would like to have indoor facility of some sort, but for now, a pair of meeting trailers and a walk through the woods to the makeshift gridiron will have to suffice. Having started MVCA football in 2010 with 16 kids, nine of whom had never played, Vilardo knows building takes a great deal of patience. In the process of becoming a full-fledged OHSAA competitor, MVCA will play similar schools this season. They start with Finneytown out of the Cincinnati Hills League. “That’s a big game for us,” Vilardo said. “We’ve never played a team at this level. We’re done with all of the nonOHSAA schools. This is our probation year. It’s is the direction we’re going.” In the past, the Lions could draw athletes who attended other schools. While it helped their overall numbers, outside participants are a thing of the past. “If they’re on our team, they’re a student at our school,” Vilardo said. That said, MVCA’s roster is down from 35 to 25 kids out of a
2013 MIAMI VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHEDULE
MVCA quarterback Gavin Carson takes a snap in early season drills. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
school of 90. They’ll scrimmage Lockland and play in a league featuring Riverview East, Gamble Montessori, Oyler, and Cincinnati College Prep Academy “We feel pretty confident we can compete,” Vilardo said. “It’s a good little league for us. There’s some talent in those schools.” While MVCA is predominately a running team, Vilardo was deciding on a quarterback at presstime between seniors Layne Cherry, Gavin Carson and his sophomore son, Bransen Vilardo. “All three of those guys will be on the field,” Vilardo said. “Whichever one wins the quarterback position, the other two will be on the field at receiver or
tight end.” Running the ball for the Lions will be the trio of senior Alex Dammerman, junior Jordan Conklin and sophomore James Heaton. MVCA’s best defender is 511, 250-pound Austin Privett. Like most of the squad, he’ll be on the field a lot. Joey Hallberg is also a returning linebacker. “Everybody has two positions obviously,” Vilardo said. “The biggest thing with us, obviously with small numbers, is injuries. I’ve got to be smart coaching. We can’t just go out there and beat each other up and have guys sore on Friday night.” MVCA now plays mainly on Fridays and uses Turpin and Anderson as their home field.
Aug. 30 – at Finneytown, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 – CINCINNATI COLLEGE PREP, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – at Gamble Montessori Oct. 4 – HILLCREST Oct. 11 – OYLER Oct. 19 – at Riverview East, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 – MANCHESTER All games at 7 p.m. unless noted.
MVCA head coach Robert Vilardo will lead his team against all-OHSAA competition for the first time in 2013. The Lions become full-fledged OHSAA members in 2014. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
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AUGUST 21, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • B3
Walnut Hills football continues to build By Scott Springer firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 WALNUT HILLS SCHEDULE
WALNUT HILLS — The Walnut
Hills High School Eagles have had 5-5 records in three of the last four seasons and would like to get back to the playoffs as they did two years ago. In 2011, Walnut Hills had a historical best year of 8-3. Last year, some injuries and youth took its toll. This fall, head coach George Kontsis has some experienced players to mix in with a few who might have to grow up quickly. “Offensively, we have seven starters returning,” Kontsis said. “They’re all perimeter skill guys. We’re going to have to fill some gaps with some sophomores as offensive linemen. We think they’re going to be pretty good someday, but we need them to be good now.” With projected 2012 starting quarterback Jake Desch injured last season, then-sophomore Kevin Blount was handed the reins. In his first varsity season, he was third in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference in passing with 948 yards. He also was the team’s leading rusher with 702 yards and nine touchdowns. “He can run, he can pass, but the thing about Kevin is he’s got the ‘X factor’,” Kontsis said. “He’s very confident, very smart and makes things happen. He understands what our
Aug. 30 – at Sycamore Sept. 6 – WESTERN HILLS Sept. 13 – at Fairfield Sept. 20 – at Anderson Sept. 27 – SHRODER Oct. 4 – at Kings Oct. 11 – GLEN ESTE Oct. 18 – at Loveland Oct. 25 – MILFORD Nov. 1 – TURPIN All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
Walnut Hills head coach George Kontsis gathers his troops at midfield during early season practice. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
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scheme is. He’s like an extended coach on the field.” After playing at around 180 pounds last season, Blount has added another 20 pounds for durability. The defensive side of the ball features University of Louis-
ville commit Nilijah Ballew. Despite not playing all of 2012, Ballew has turned some heads. “We made him a captain in the offseason,” Kontsis said. “He only played half the year because he went down against Kings with a foot injury. He’s completely healthy now. He ran a 4.42 40 at Ohio State and we timed him out here at 4.48. He’ll be one of the anchors of our defense.” Also on the attack for the Eagles when they don’t have the
ball are Kyren Palmer, Mike Seliga and Jordan Fuller. All of the Eagles are eyeing their Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown opponent, Sycamore. “That would be a great win for us,” Kontsis said. “They’re a great GMC team. We took that game to get better.” After hosting Western Hills and going to Fairfield, the Eagles look to improve last year’s 2-4 mark in the ECC. “Everybody is strong and getting stronger,” Kontsis said.
Walnut Hills junior quarterback Kevin Blount and senior linebacker Nilijah Ballew figure to turn heads in the ECC this fall. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
“Glen Este did a great job last year. Anderson is Anderson. Kings is always strong. Turpin is Turpin. Milford’s getting better. Loveland has a new coach. They were good last year and are getting better. In 2014 the league really gets better with Withrow coming in.”
Clark football welcomes new coach with familiar name By Scott Springer
HYDE PARK — If you’re a fixture in high school coaching, Clark Montessori is becoming a common destination. Recently, veteran Steve Sheehan has led the Cougars, before retiring and making way for new head coach Joe Berta. Sheehan has since moved on to Withrow to assist Jim Place, but Berta didn’t waste much time replacing the experience. It probably was a number he knew by heart as he reached out to his father, Bob Berta. Bob Berta started the Turpin High School program and ran it for 27 years. Most recently, he was defensive coordinator at McNicholas. The younger Berta also reached out to Ken Minor, the Reading High School legend who last coached at Wilmington College. Now, the 2001 Turpin graduate has the helm of the Clark Cougars and a wealth of knowledge behind him. “Having two guys around that have done it is such a positive influence for me,” Berta said. “I learn something every day from them. It’s going to help me down the road be a better head coach.” Joe Berta was a Clark assistant the last four seasons and also has assisted at Madeira. He had 25-30 kids at workouts through the summer and has eight back on defense and seven on offense. The 2013 Cougars have both experience and experienced youth. “We started eight freshmen last year,” Berta said. “Even
2013 CLARK MONTESSORI SCHEDULE Aug. 30 – HUGHES, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 – at Taylor, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 – FINNEYTOWN Sept. 20 – CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN Sept. 27 – NORTH COLLEGE HILL Oct. 4 – at Summit Country Day Oct. 11 – at New Miami Oct. 18 – ST. BERNARD Oct. 25 – at CHCA All games at 7 p.m. unless noted.
New Clark Montessori football coach Joe Berta supervises at 7-on-7 competition at Madeira July 24. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
Clark sophomore Mark Secen watches a pass during a 7-on-7 competition against Madeira July 24. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
Clark’s Xavier Ferguson transferred from Sycamore and will sit five games before becoming eligible to play for the Cougars. SCOTT
though the schemes and everything are new, football is not new to these guys. We have seniors that are three-year starters. Six of them.” The quarterback battle is between sophomore Mark Secen and senior Lamont Ragan.
“He’s a raw athlete and can throw the ball a little,” Berta said of Ragan. “We want competition in every position we have.” Ragan is the smaller of the two and returning tailback Raeshawn Brown is another
“mighty mite.” “He’s a load,” Berta said. “He’s about 5-foot-6, but his legs are tree trunks.” Clark has three returning offensive linemen getting some college interest, so they’ll primarily be a running team. One
of those is Jordan Whaley-Watson. Another possible college prospect who could help midway through the season is Xavier Ferguson. The transfer from Sycamore must sit the first five games. “He’s a big boy with leadership characteristics that you just don’t come into a new school and have,” Berta said. “He’s definitely an inside backer. He’ll get fullback work, tailback work; he’s a football player. He was born to play football.” With veterans Bob Berta and Ken Minor getting to come out and teach, Joe Berta is trying to master organization, practice plans and game strategy. His first crack will come Aug. 30 against Hughes. All Clark home games are played at Withrow High School.
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B4 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • AUGUST 21, 2013
Bombers bring explosive offense to the table By Tom Skeen email@example.com
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — Defenses better be prepared for the bevy of offensive weapons the St. Xavier Bombers are going to bring to the field in 2013. Senior quarterback Nick Tensing returns after throwing for nearly 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns to just six interceptions. Coach Steve Specht not only loves what his quarterback can do on the field, but also what he brings to the huddle. “(I’ve seen) tremendous growth as far as leadership is concerned,” Specht said. “… He’s able to do things that we wouldn’t J. Hilliard be able to do with anybody else. He’s really taken to the leadership role.” Tensing is one of four team captains along with running back C.J. Hilliard, left tackle Rich Kurz and the versatile Ryan Frey. Hilliard torched defenses for nearly five yards per carry and nine touchdowns in 2012. After hitting the weight room in the offseason, defenses should expect to see more of the big back this season. “… C.J. is practicing harder than I’ve ever seen,” Specht said. “He finally learned how to practice. He’s at a different level than he’s been the previous three years, but that’s how it’s supposed to be when you’re going into your senior year.” For the Tensing-Hilliard
2013 ST. XAVIER SCHEDULE Aug. 30 – INDIANAPOLIS BEN DAVIS (IND.) Sept. 6 – at Colerain Sept. 13 – BRENTWOOD ACADEMY (TENN.) Sept. 20 – INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (IND.) Sept. 27 – Moeller, at Nippert Stadium Oct. 4 – ELDER Oct. 11 – LA SALLE Oct. 18 – at Indianapolis Warren Central (Ind.) Oct. 26 – at Cleveland St. Ignatius, 2 p.m. Nov. 1 – at Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.) All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.
St. Xavier running back C.J. Hilliard (8) runs the ball against Moeller in the second quarter of a 2011 contest. Hilliard ran for more than 600 yards and nine touchdowns last season. JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS
freight train to roll down hill, a rebuilt offensive line is going to have to come together. Kurz is the lone returner and the rest of the starters are still to be determined, according to Specht. The defense is led by junior linebacker Justin Hilliard, who is one of the most recruited players in the state of Ohio with more than 20 offers from major Division I colleges. “… He is a different player and he’s as advertised,” Specht said. “There’s a reason he’s getting all these college scholar-
ship offers. I think Justin has the chance to be as good as anybody we’ve ever had on the defensive side of the ball and that’s high praise coming from me.” While the Bombers lose four of their five starters in the defensive secondary, they return six of their starting seven up front at linebacker and defensive line. Frey will hold down the cornerback position and see time on the offensive side of the ball, while Nick Carovillano will
move from the defensive line to more of a hybrid outside linebacker. The Bombers begin the season ranked No. 24 in the nation by Rivals.com and, according to MaxPreps, have the 10th-toughest schedule in the country. Outside of playing their league games in the Greater Catholic League South, the Bombers take on Colerain, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Warren Central (Indianapolis), Brentwood Academy (Tenn.) and Ben Davis (Indianapolis).
St. Xavier quarterback Nick Tensing looks to his left to find an open receiver during their game against Elder last season. The senior tossed for more than 1,900 yards in 2012.TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Summit comes back after creating history By Mark D. Motz firstname.lastname@example.org
HYDE PARK — Summit Country Day made school history in 2012, winning the football program’s first-ever playoff game after a perfect 10-0 regular season. The Silver Knights won a Miami Valley Conference championship in a league that also sent Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and North College Hill to the playoffs. Cincinnati Enquirer coach of the year Mike Brown returns a good number of starters from that team and looks for more success in 2013. “(We have a) strong senior class with great leadership and hard workers,” Brown said. “(This is the) third year in a row with the same coaching staff, so familiarity by the players with our philosophy is really starting to show.” Summit returns seven starters on offense, including 6foot-2 senior quarterback Antonio Woods, the reigning MVC player of the year. Woods is weighing NCAA Division I scholarship offers in both football and basketball. Woods threw for more than 900 yards as a junior while running for more than 800 more. Indiana University recruit Michael Barwick Jr. - at 6foot-3, 300 pounds - anchors the offensive line charged with protecting Woods. Senior Daniel Bruns, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound tight end, was one of the top five receivers in the MVC last season, and should be a prime target again this season. Summit returns six starters
2013 SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY SCHEDULE
Summit Country Day School senior Gage Goodwin runs during the first day of football practice, Monday, Aug. 5.AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Aug. 30 – at Benjamin Logan, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 – CINCINNATI COLLEGE PREP Sept. 13 – DEER PARK Sept. 21 – ST. BERNARD, 2 p.m. Sept. 27 – at CHCA, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 – CLARK MONTESSORI Oct. 11 – NORTH COLLEGE HILL Oct. 18 – at Cincinnati Country Day Nov. 1 – LOCKLAND All games at 7 p.m. unless noted.
Summit Country Day School senior Daniel Bruns, left, blocks during the first day of football practice, Aug. 5. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
on defense, including Woods in the secondary, Bruns as a defensive end and Barwick as an interior lineman. Junior C.J. Suggs (34.8 yards per kick return as a sophomore) and senior Gage Goodwin (21) bring some sizzle to special teams. Junior Cole Bush averaged 31 yards as a punter last
season. Brown said new starters will have to grow up fast. “Replacing the six seniors (who graduated) - three of whom were two-way starters and all six started at least on one side of the ball and gave significant minutes on both sides - will be key for us,” he said.
Summit Country Day School seniors Michael Barwick and Antonio Woods take part in the school’s first day of practice, Monday, Aug. 5. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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AUGUST 21, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • B5
Nagel’s Bohenek logs 4 school records
During the recently completed track and field season, eighth-grader Luke Bohenek put his name in the Nagel Middle School record book, not once, but four times. He set the following records in individual events: » 110 meter hurdles, 16.13 seconds, set at ECC Championships after breaking old record at Loveland Invitational (previous record held by David Pinney, 2001). » 100 meter dash, 11.50, set at Loveland Invitational (previous record: Jon Denman, 2005). » 200 meter hurdles, 26.72, set at Loveland Invitational (previous record held jointly: Adam Seibert, 2000; Kevin Hamilton, 2006; Charlie Ronan, 2009). Luke was also a member of a record-setting relay team: » 4x200 meter relay (team members: Evan Ruff, Austin Bryan, Jacob Lynn, Luke Bohe-
Nagel eighth-grader Luke Bohenek put his name in the Nagel track record book four times. THANKS TO STEVEN ZIMMERMAN
nek), 1 minute, 44.51 seconds, set at Sycamore Gold Baton Relays (previous record: Peyton, El-Khoury, Daly, Murphy, 2010).
SIDELINES Volley for the Cure returns Sept. 10
The Turpin and Anderson high schools volleyball teams are once again taking to the court for an important cause – raising awareness about breast cancer and raising funds for research. Turpin High School is hosting this year’s Turpin vs. Anderson Volley for the Cure. Game times are: Tuesday, Sept. 10 - freshmen, 4:30 p.m.; JV, 5:45 p.m.; and varsity, 7 p.m. Volley for the Cure T-shirts
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will be sold for $6. All wearing a Volley for the Cure t-shirt will receive free admission to the games. The shirts are available during lunch periods at both Turpin and Anderson high schools and at their home football games on Friday, Sept. 6. In addition, they will be available at the Sept. 10 Volley for the Cure game. A raffle, split-thepot, bake sale and survivor recognition will be conducted prior to the start of the varsity game. All proceeds from the event will go to Komen for the Cure Cincinnati.
Nagel Middle School students Drew Spencer, left, and Grace Hamilton, right, are the recipients of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award. They were chosen by the Nagel coaching staff. The award, named for the two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, is presented each year to a male and female student who have been outstanding in their efforts to promote sportsmanship in their school and community. The Ohio High School Athletic Association actively supports good sportsmanship among the youth and adults in our schools and workplaces. Spencer and Hamilton are pictured with Nagel Athletic Director Steve Zimmerman, who presented the students with their awards during a school assembly May 29. THANKS TO STEVEN ZIMMERMAN
SPORTS BRIEFS McNick athlete participated in showcase
Glen Este High School’s Hannah Dufresne scored the game’s only goal early in the second half to lead her team to a 1-0 win in the Quatman Cafe Pre-season Soccer Showcase played at Mason High School,
July 20. A total of 44 players from 33 area high schools were named to the two showcase squads. Other local Clermont County players participating included Glen Este’s Jessie Goedde, Carrie Smith (Fayetteville), Stephany Brannock (BethelTate), Alexis Burdick (McNi-
cholas), Nicole Glancy (Clermont Northeastern), Sam Parker (Blanchester), along with New Richmond’s Emily Barcheski and Jill Flenniken, Regular season high school play will commence in mid-August.
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B6 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • AUGUST 21, 2013
Summit’s Crowl left mark on program Summit Country Day senior lefthander Tommy Crowl augmented his resume as one of the finest all-around players to don a Silver Knights uniform as he was named firstteam All-State by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Crowl, a resident of Newtown, left his mark on The Summit baseball program with a stellar senior campaign in which he finished 6-2 with one of the lowest ERA’s in school history at 0.84. He was third in the
MVC in strikeouts and hurled eight complete games, including a no-hitter, and four shutouts for the district champion Silver Knights. From the plate, Crowl hit a .420 average, smashing four homers and driving in 27 RBI. “Tommy put together a complete season on the mound, at the plate and in the field,” said Summit Baseball Head Coach Triffon Callos. “He helped lead our team to the regional tournament with his postseason success on
the mound, and he exemplifies all of the characteristics of a true leader—both on and off the field.” For his career, Tommy was 16-4 on the mound with an ERA of 1.57 and 158 strikeouts. He hit for a .380 career average and 63 RBI. He will continue his career on the diamond at Marietta College next season. He is interested in the leadership program at Marietta and would like to pursuit studies in business with the possibility
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of teaching at the secondary level. “Tommy is the best pitcher that I have coached in my nine seasons at Summit. His career numbers as a pitcher are incredible and he was one of the city’s best hitters in Division III,” said Coach Callos. “He is a college-level first baseman who has great defensive skills, and I look forward to watching Tommy at Marietta College.”
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Six Nagel spring athletes are recognized for outstanding sportsmanship. All of the recipients were selected by their respective team mates for regular displays of sportsmanship and fair play, respect towards opponents and officials , and leadership by example. Nagel Principal Natasha Adams presented the students with a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. In front are Jadyn Thompson (Silver softball), Jane Armstrong (Blue softball), Natasha Adams, principal. In back are Erica Langan (track and field), Grace Hamilton (track snd field), Maxwell Brodbeck (track and field), Harrison Hill (track and field). THANKS TO STEVEN ZIMMERMAN
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The Aug. 14 edition of the Forest Hills Journal misidentified Turpin High School boys soccer tri-captain Josh McDonald, erroneously identifying him in a photograph and the story as teammate Josh McDaniel.
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» McNicholas High School opened the season Aug. 13 with a 3-2 win against Little Miami. The Rockets got wins at first and second second singles from Katie St. Clair and Madison Hartwell, respectively, and wrapped up the match with a win at second doubles. McNick improved to 2-0 on the young season Aug. 14 with a 4-1 victory against Hamilton and fell to 2-1 Aug. 15 after losing 5-0 against league rival Kettrering Alter. » Walnut Hills shut out Anderson 5-0 on Aug. 14. Sweeping singles were freshman Lily O’Toole, sophomore Megan Burke and junior Katherine Hanley. The Lady Eagles beat Sycamore’s “B” squad 3-2 on Aug. 15. O’Toole and Burke won in singles.
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» Turpin High School’s Corey Flynn took medalist honors at the Fairfield Invitational Aug. 14. He shot an even-par round of 70 at Fairfield Greens to win by a stroke over Jack Ford of Springboro. The Panthers took team honors with a score of 298. The Spartans finished tied for 11th with Hamilton Badin in the team standings with 332 strokes. Anderson was right at their heels at 335. » Walnut Hills beat
Amelia by 18 strokes Aug. 12. Co-medalists for the Eagles were Julian Shockley and Eric Emanuel with 41s at Reeves Golf Course.
World Dwarf Games
Turpin High School’s Jake Vanderloo, featured in the July 24 edition of the Journal, returned from the World Dwarf Games at Michigan State
University with five medals. He took individual bronze in each of his three swimming events, as well as a team bronze in soccer. His basketball team did not advance to the medal round, but Vanderloo was a late addition to a floor hockey team that won gold.
GOING OUT ON TOP
Recent Anderson High School graduate Sean Batt concludes his high school experience June 8 with a podium finish at the state track meet. Batt took eighth place in the 800 meter and set a new school record with a time of 1:54.32. The record broken by Batt was set in 1974 by Reed Redmond. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS
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John H. Gibbs
John J. “Jack” Gibbs, 65, of Anderson Township died Aug. 9. Survived by wife, Karen L. Gibbs; children Scott (Carol) Hagar, Gena (Mark) GibbsLundquist and John Gibbs; mother-in-law, Joy Stickley; sibligns Terry, George, Marty, Gregg and Cindy; and grandchildren Cypress Hagar, Hannah, Maia and Addy Lundquist. Preceded in death by daughter, Kristen Hagar; and parents Howard Gibbs and Betty Broderick. Services were Aug. 13 at Clough United Methodist Church, Anderson Township.
William L. Gilb Sr. William L. Gilb Sr., 85, of
Anderson Township died Aug. 7. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by children Bill L. (Irene) Jr., Jim J. (Tina) and Jerry M. (Rose) Gilb and Terry (Jane) Gilb-Leyland; siblings Richard, Clifford, Thomas, Maggie, Virginia and Debbie; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by wife, Martha E. Gilb; and parents Clifford Gilb and Betsy King. Services were Aug. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township.
Todd C. Maddux
Todd C. Maddux, 50, of Mount Washington died Aug. 14. Survived by sister, Cindy (Mike) Hedrick; and nieces and nephews Michelle (Mike), Jennifer (Jeremy) and Christopher.
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sa K.; $320,000. 8042 Meadowcreek Drive: Newell, James & Susan Bailey Newell to Verma, Kiren; $651,500. 7490 Mountfort Court: Spaeth, David J. & Georgia A. to Mahannah, Michael P. & Jennifer; $254,000. 1457 Nagel Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Newland Properties LLC; $23,000. 7266 Nottinghill Lane: Hayden, Debbie J. Tr. to Feldkamp, Jeffrey D. & Jeanne A.; $730,000. 6963 Presidio Court: Gardner, Kenney to Talty, Brian; $295,000. 7394 Ridgepoint Drive: Brockman, James F. Tr. to Burke, Betty Jo; $80,000. 7323 Riverby Road: Atzel, Frank W. Jr. & Jacqueline to Stringfield, Sam C. & Kathleen; $509,300. 1108 Rosetree Lane: Evans, Deborah Jean Tr. to Ayer, Mark D.; $71,500. 7289 Royalgreen Drive: Stewart, Terri L. to Affleck-Graves, Sarah; $292,000. 2900 Sarnia Court: Winslow, Jeffery P. & Kathy E. to Kaufman, Gregory A. & Kristin P.; $315,000. 8548 Shenstone Drive: Mannino, John J. to Putman, Mark E. & Marjorie H.; $182,000. 7144 Woodridge Drive: Zoglio, Robert to Clim, Tabitha M.; $110,000. 8201 Wycliffe Drive: Herstol, Arthur O. & Debra A. to Voller, John G. & Anne M.; $549,000.
1491 Beacon St.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Aurigema Gerard C.; $23,500. 1632 Beacon St.: Hedges Danielle to Foster Tim & Erin Schodorf; $155,850. 2463 Cardinal Hill Court: Pietoso Cristian & Amanda to Bishara Anne; $176,000. 5202 Adena Trail: Campbell Erin C. to Luken Kelly M. & Samuel D.; $345,000. 5229 Salem Hills Lane: Story Jamie to Joseph Alicia K. & Kyle W. Houk; $188,000. 555 Sutton Road: Libby Barbara to Curry Andrea Vance & Jeffrey Eric; $300,000. 6121 Cambridge Ave.: Briggs
Preceded in death by parents Clyde Maddux and Naomi Benz. Services were Aug. 16 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
Earl L. Wood
Ear L. Wood, 85, of Anderson Township died Aug. 9. He was a US Army veteran of World War II. Survived by wife, Ann C. Leet-Wood; children Ron L. (Joy) Wood, Earl David (Debbie) Wood, Loreli (David) Carte ad Victoria Bonden; step-children William J. and Helena L. Leet; 14 grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Garnett Wood and Jean Catherine Beckwith. Services were Aug. 14 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
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POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Todd Pelgen, 38, 908 Mohawk Trail, theft, July 30. Juvenile, 14, assault, July 30. Juvenile, 15, criminal damage, July 29. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, July 28. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 30. Juvenile, 12, misconduct at emergency, July 31. Randy S. Jones Jr., 23, 7115 Paddison Road, domestic violence, Aug. 1. Robin T. Trabish, 51, 4563 New Market Court, drug abuse, drug instruments, July 31.
Incidents/investigations Assault Male juvenile was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, July 30.
Critical missing Male juvenile reported missing at 2100 block of Wolfangel, Aug. 5. Domestic violence At Paddison Road, Aug. 1. Menacing Female was threatened in ER room at Mercy Hospital at State Road, Aug. 1. Runaway Male juvenile reported missing at 1600 block of Tonopah, Aug. 5. Theft CDs taken from vehicle at 2208 Clough Ridge, July 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $22 at Eight Mile Road, July 30. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $173 at Beechmont Avenue, July 30. Phone taken from counter at Kroger; $600 at Beechmont Avenue, July 27.
Purse taken from cart at Kroger at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 3. I-phone taken from vehicle; $600 at 3950 Roundbottom Road, July 31. Yard decorations taken; $50 at 8003 Witts Mill Lane, Aug. 6. Medication taken from gym bag in locker room at 7910 Beechmont, Aug. 6.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Richard D. Butler, born 1975, assault, 1500 Sutton Ave., Aug. 2. Jacob L. Scholl, born 1989, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 5. Andrew Countryman, born 1993, possession of an open flask, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 6. Lokeana Malia Stivers, 1995, underage liquor purchase, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 6.
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