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Study: Signs need makeover Suggestions offer improved driver navigation on Beechmont Ave. By Lisa Wakeland

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Candidates sought

Are you a candidate for election this fall? If you’d like to be included in the online election guide, e-mail your name, office sought, and e-mail address to Editor Eric Spangler, the Forest Hills Journal, at espangler@

Voice your opinion

Five candidates have filed to fill two seats on the Anderson Township Board of Trustees on the November ballot. Who will be your top pick on the Nov. 3 ballot? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing 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. 26 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at Cincinnati. com/andersontownship asking readers if the Anderson Park District should agree to allow the Metropolitan Sewer District to build a sanitary sewer line through Riverside Park are: Yes 60% No 40%

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Condensed, simple and clean were the keywords when discussing possibilities for signs along Beechmont Avenue. Students from the University of Cincinnati recently presented options to help Anderson Township improve excessive signage along the Beechmont Avenue business corridor. T h e Other ideas 1 0 - w e e k s t u d y The students encomsuggested multiple ways to improve the passed the appearance of 2.8-mile Beechmont Avenue business while aiding driver a r e a navigation. These are: between • Color coding S a l e m business districts. Road and • Move utility poles to the Hamilcentral median. ton Coun• Use electronic signs ty line, to advertise near Cherbusinesses in large ry Grove. plazas. S t u • Create a landscape dents anabuffer box between parking areas and lyzed sign pedestrian paths. s i z e , • Reduce curb cuts. height, • Install directory areas visibility, for each business legibility district. and drivers’ reaction time, and relayed their recommendations for updating the area. UC student Hans Williams said the density and large number of

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University of Cincinnati students recommended changing signage regulations on the Beechmont Avenue corridor. They said Anderson Township should develop height, legibility and other requirements to better improve sight and safety. signs have a significant impact. “Many signs are blocked by others because of clustering,” he said. “They don’t serve their purpose ... and could be more effective.” Plaza signs with multiple business listings, such as the Ace Hardware sign, make it difficult for drivers to read and find a location, Williams said. He suggested using electronic signs in those areas to reduce clutter but still advertise businesses. UC student Cody Meyer said Beechmont Avenue has distinct business areas and suggested different sign regulations for each of the five districts. For example, he said, business-

es closer to Salem Road have different characteristics than those near Cherry Grove, and signage should be regulated accordingly. Utility poles also impede the view of business signs and Sam Sprague recommended moving utilities to a central median to reduce clutter. He said each business district could have color coded utility poles which would help drivers navigate the Beechmont Avenue corridor and find businesses easier. Changing the appearance of Beechmont Avenue would require a collaboration between Anderson Township and local businesses. “(The goal) is to establish

The University of Cincinnati students suggested dividing Beechmont Avenue into five distinct business districts and adjust signage regulations accordingly. They include: • Small Commercial Suburban, from Salem Road to Five Mile Road. These businesses are older structures, have smaller sizes and very little green space between the edge of the road and parking areas. • Local Office, on and around Five Mile Road. These businesses are two to four stories tall, have some landscaping and more organized parking areas. • Mixed Use Development, such as Anderson Towne Center. This area has organized building arrangements and parking, substantial landscaping and coordinated signage. • General Commercial, the majority of Beechmont Avenue. This area has a variety of businesses, haphazard building sizes and parcels, fragmented landscaping and signs of any size or shape. • Highway Big Box, eastern edge of the township, near Cherry Grove. These businesses often use single, large buildings with expansive parking, high pole signs and some landscaping. something that is more cohesive and easier to read,” Meyer said. Menelaos Triantafillou, the students’ professor, added that outside of tall, corporate signs and recognizable logos, most of the signs along Beechmont Avenue are not legible enough to be read by cars driving 40 miles per hour.

Newtown to buy new police cruisers By Rob Dowdy

The Newtown Police Department will soon be riding in style, with the help of two new police cruisers. Newtown Village Council last week voted to approve the purchase of two new Dodge Charger police cars. The cost of the vehicles is approximately $52,000 and they should be delivered by the end of September. Councilman Ken Pulskamp said the village set money aside last year for the vehicles, and there are

already plans in place to sell the current cruisers that are to be replaced for approximately $23,000. The village’s new cruisers will Synan be new 2010 models, so when its time to replace them Newtown should be able to sell them for more than the typical used police car. Chief Tom Synan said the department’s cars are on a threeyear replacement plan.

In other news Here’s a look at some of the other topics of discussion during last week’s Newtown Village Council meeting: • Council approved the replacement of two sets of tires on village maintenance trucks. Councilman Ken Pulskamp said the village would replace one set each of the next two months. • Councilman Mark Kobasuk tabled a motion to pass a resolution opposing “The cars should be more valuable at the end of three years,” Pulskamp said. Along with the purchase of the new vehicles, Village Council also

the Martin Marietta development in Anderson Township. He said he would wait until Councilwoman Tracy Hueber, who was absent from the meeting, was in attendance to vote on the resolution. • Mayor Curt Cosby called the village’s recent “Picnic in the Park” a success, with “hundreds” of residents making their way to Moundview Park for food, games and prizes. passed resolutions to allow for the cars to labeled as police vehicles and be outfitted with the necessary equipment.

Council, board seats up for grabs in November Community Press staff report

The November elections are just around the corner, and some communities could have new leadership. Tracy Hueber is stepping down from her seat on the Newtown Village Council, and eight candidates are running for four spots. In Anderson Township, there are five candidates seeking to fill two spots on the Board of Trustees.

The Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education also has five candidates vying for three seats. So who’s running in the Nov. 3 election? Newtown Village Council (four

to be elected, four-year term): • Brian Burns (incumbent) • Joe Harten • Mark Kobasuk (incumbent) • Debbie McCarthy • Ken Pulskamp (incumbent) • Charles Short • Philip Smith • Curt Tiettmeyer Anderson Township Board of Trustees (two to be elected, fouryear term): • Greg Delev

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Kevin O’Brien Michael Paolucci Al Peter (incumbent) Peggy Reis (incumbent)

Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education (three to be elected, four-year term): • Julie Bissinger (incumbent) • Mike Davis • Forest Heis (incumbent) • Tracy Zimmerman Huebner (incumbent) • Pat Hendry Sullivan

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Sheriff’s patrol car maintenance stays local

Anderson Township is moving maintenance of its Sheriff’s vehicles to Beechmont Ford. “We had officers who were off the street because they were transporting cars over to Colerain (Town-

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“ We had officers who were off the street because they were transporting cars over to Colerain (Township).�

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send them across town, the savings wasn’t there,� Jackson said. Only township-owned Sheriff’s vehicles would be serviced at Beechmont Ford and Lt. Mike Hartzler, of District 5, said Anderson Township owns 16 of the 27 patrol cars. Public Works Director Richard Shelley said the majority of townshipowned vehicles are Ford vehicles that were bought on state bids. “We hope to get a bigger


Maintenance on the Anderson Township-owned Sheriff’s vehicles will be performed at Beechmont Ford to save money.

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return in warranty work and items that have been recalled,� he said. The Public Works Department previously performed oil changes on its vehicles, and those used by the administration and the fire department. That work will also go to Beechmont Ford to reduce the amount of inventory kept at the township

garage, Shelley said. “It’s one thing if you only have a couple vehicles, but we don’t have the ability to stock 20 to 30 different kinds of filters and equipment for each vehicle,� he said. Shelley estimates sending oil changes to Beechmont Ford would save approximately $2,000 per year.

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Going green • The cost is $10 for all five sessions. Enrollment is limited to 75 people. • All session are conducted 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. • Dates and topics include: Sept. 16, Rain Gardens and Contour Planning; Sept. 23, Rain Barrels and Water Harvesting; Sept. 30, Soil Testing and Sustainable Plants for the Landscape; Oct. 7, Composting and Mulching; Oct. 14, Lawn Care and

Integrated Pest Management. • A special Rain Garden Design Workshop will be conducted 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Anderson Center. Registration is $25 and includes lunch, beverages, materials and rain garden manual. Enrollment limited to 25 people. • Register by calling 231-3600, ext. 5949 or send an e-mail to

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Rain gardens, such as this one at Nagel Middle School, will be part of the “Green Workshop” series at the Anderson Center during September and October.

Township hosting ‘green’ series for homeowners By Lisa Wakeland

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Anderson Township residents can be a little greener before the end of the year. The township and Forest Hills School District are cosponsoring a series of

“Green Landscaping” workshops in September and October. Steve Sievers, director of the township’s Development Services Department, said the idea grew from a planning study conducted by University of Cincinnati

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students. The students gave some technical, but educational, tips to the township on how to better manage storm water. “The recommendations … show what you can do on a case-by-case basis to improve storm water and how we treat our environment,” Sievers said. Popularity of recycling centers and compost bin sales in Anderson Township also planted the seed for the environmentally friendly workshop series. Experts from the Cincinnati Zoo, Green City Resources, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and other organizations will host the five-class series that begins Wednesday, Sept. 16. Topics include rain gardens, contour planning, water harvesting, soil testing, composting and lawn care. “We’re seeing people who are more in tune with what is going on with their environment,” Sievers said. “If individual homeowners start doing these across the board, you could begin to change the situation.” A special rain garden design workshop will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 17.



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Volley for the cure

Anderson and Turpin high schools will play a Volley for the Cure volleyball match Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Turpin gym. Freshmen take the floor at 4:30 p.m. Junior varsity starts at 5:45 p.m., and varsity plays at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support the Susan Komen Foundation and the fight against breast cancer.

Labor day bowl drive

The Anderson Youth Wildcats are conducting the fourth annual Willis G. Seaman Memorial Invitational Bowl, Sunday, Sept. 6, at Anderson High School’s Brown Stadium. The Wildcats football program are reaching out to the community to secure funds to continue the legacy of the bowl. Willis became an Anderson Youth football Icon because of the many years of being a dedicated football coach for his sons, grandsons, and many other young boys. Willis’s primary goal was to teach young boys the basics of football, giving everyone a chance to play regardless of their natural ability. Serving as a role model for new and future coaches as well as supporting their needs was his goal. Contributions will go to present all players, cheerleaders, and coaches of the invited teams, a small token of some kind in honor of Willis G. (Bill) Seaman. Checks can be made payable to Anderson Youth Football, and in the memo: Willis Seaman Memorial Fund. Mail to: Anderson Youth Football, c/o P. Busacco, 436 Heathgate Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45255.

This week in golf

• Anderson High School’s Austin Carneyshot 2-over par 38 on the front nine at Legendary Run, Aug. 24, helping Anderson secure the win over Turpin High School, 163-168. • Turpin High School golfer Wheeler Renfro shot 3 over par 36 on the back nine at Avon Fields, Aug. 25, helping Turpin win against Walnut Hills, 154-167. Turpin boys advance to 11 with the win. • McNicholas High School’s Lucy Fry shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at California, Aug. 25. McNicholas won the match against Glen Este, 183241, advancing the girls 1-1 with the win. • Turpin’s Wheeler Renfro shot 1 under par 36 on the front nine at Idy Hills, Aug. 26, helping the Turpin boys’ team score 167 to defeat McNicholas’ 17- and Mariemont High School’s 178. Turpin advances to 3-1 with the win.

This week in tennis

• Turpin High School girls defeated Walnut Hills High School 3-2, Aug. 25, advancing Turpin to a 3-0 record with the win. • Anderson High School girls defeated Winton Woods High School, 4-1, Aug. 25. Anderson advances to a 1-0 record with the win.

This week in soccer

• McNicholas High School boys defeated Wilmington High School 4-2, Aug. 27. Scoring goals for McNicholas were Lee with two and Becker and Sherman with one each. • Anderson High School girls defeated Lakota East High School 2-1, Aug. 27. Anderson’s goals were scored by Creighton and Howard. Anderson advances to 1-0 with the win.

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Wins set up Turpin-McNick match in week 2 By Anthony Amorini

Local football fans celebrated a trio of wins during the season’s first week as Anderson, McNicholas and Turpin high schools all started the 2009 campaign at 1-0. Anderson hosts Woodward High School (0-1) for week two at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Woodward lost to Badin, 30-8, during week one. The local rivals from McNick and Turpin square off in week two during the Spartans’ home opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Turpin 34, Loveland 17

The rivalry between Turpin and McNick heats up Friday, Sept. 4, with the first football game between the teams in five years. Both squads performed well in week one and aim to start the season at 2-0. “They run the veer well and they possess the ball,” Turpin head coach Rob Stoll said of the Rockets. “I’m very impressed with their team. They are a well coached football team and they get after the ball.” Turpin senior Wayne Dunham scored early and often during the Spartans’ win in week one over Loveland, 34-17. Less than five minutes into the game, Dunham scored his first touchdown of the season on a 24-yard run to give Turpin a 7-0 lead. Turpin increased its lead to 14-0 on a five-yard touchdown run from Dunham with 10:54 remaining in the second quarter. The Spartans entered halftime with a 21-0 lead after senior Jeff Groene hauled in a 31-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Eric Martin. “For the most part I was very happy. I felt like out kids traveled well,” Stoll said. “They came out very intense and maintained it for most of the game.” Groene had two catches in the game for 41 yards. Averaging 10.1 yards a carry, Dunham rushed for


McNick quarterback Matt Staubach runs past Indian Hill’s Dawson Stokely. Staubach ran for four touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Indian Hill. Winton Woods, ranked No. 1 in the Division II-VI poll, lost to the Moeller Crusaders, 45-34, during week one. 192 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. “He’s a senior and a special back so we are definitely going to rely on him a lot,” Stoll happily said of Dunham’s 192-yard performance. Stoll was also quick to praise the strong play of offensive linemen Chris Kanoza (junior center) and Chris Cooper (senior guard), the coach said. Turpin led Loveland by a 34-7 margin until late in the game. The Tigers scored 10 of its 17 points during the final five minutes of the fourth quarter. Defensively, Turpin was led by senior middle linebacker Matt Kelly. Kelly racked up nine solo tackles in the contest. “Overall they were getting to the ball very well and making Loveland earn everything they got,” Stoll said of Turpin’s defense. The Spartans entered the season ranked No. 2 in Cincinnati, according to the Enquirer’s Division II-VI preseason poll.

McNicholas 28, Indian Hill 21

The unranked Rockets don’t have any time to rest after besting a ranked opponent in week one. Yet another ranked foe awaits McNick in week two and this time its a rival as the Rockets travel to face No. 2 Turpin (1-0). Junior quarterback Matt Staubach provided the Rockets with all of its scoring during McNick’s weekone win over No. 6 Indian Hill, 28-21. Both Turpin and Indian Hill rankings are based on the Enquirer’s Division II-VI preseason poll. Staubach accounted for four rushing touchdowns while running for 105 yards on 16 carries. The quarterback also completed 2-of-4 passes for 80 yards. With 6:42 remaining in the third quarter, Staubach charged into the end zone for the fourth and final time on an eight-yard run capping a 79-yard drive. Junior Pat Fitzgerald led McNick with 128 rushing

Mad Dawg Jones likes to tackle What team and coach do you play for? “Forest Hills Mad Dawgs – Nate KosYouth Athlete man.” of the Week What grade will you enter next year and at what Maddux Elementary’s Amadaz Jones is this week’s school? “Fourth grade at Forest Hills Journal Youth Maddux Elementary.” Athlete of the Week. Parents/siblings? “Mom – Teri, Dad – Anthony, brothers – A.J. and Avery, Favorite music? “Hip-hop.” sister, Tatiana.” Favorite movie? “’Longest Yard.’” Other sports you play? “Baseball and Favorite TV show? “’Wipe Out.’” basketball. Favorite book? “Sports Illustrated.” Best part about participating in this Favorite food? “Pizza.” sport? “Getting to tackle people.” Favorite school subject(s)? “Science.” Toughest part? “Learning the plays.” Favorite vacation location? “New York.” What are your goals for the season? “To Favorite game moment so far this sea make a lot of touchdowns.” son? “Playing at the Nippert Stadium.” Favorite athlete? “Chad ‘Ocho Cinco.’” Who has been your biggest influence? Favorite professional team? “Cincinnati “My dad.” Bengals.”

RESULTS Anderson Senior Softball League Final Standings Thursday Division

Team H Von Bokern 9-1 Team B Hansel, 7-3 Team F Richardson, 6-4

Team D Blackburn, 5-5 Team E. Cover, 5-5 Team C. Paschka, 3-7 Team A Stanley, 3-7 Team G Stropes, 2-8

Monday Division

Team A Hamilton, 10-4

Team H Richardson, 10-4 Team D Marion, 9-5 Team B Roush, 7-7 Team F Kohls, 6-8 Team E Ballinger, 5-9 Team G Bollinger, 5-9 Team C Vetorino, 4-10


Turpin’s Wayne Dunham breaks through a wall of Loveland defenders. Dunham scored two first-half touchdowns against Loveland. yards on 19 carries. The Rockets out-gained Indian Hill by a 326-182 margin on the ground.

Anderson 41, Taft 6

Anderson’s 275-pound linemen Andrew Norwell and Greg Manz didn’t appear to mind that a different Redskin was racking up rushing yards in week one. With senior standout Kyle Slater sidelined for disciplinary reasons, junior Jake Nelson was able to rush for 157 yards and three touchdowns as the Redskins easily bested Taft, 41-6. Nelson racked up 107 rushing yards in the first half. An interception from Anderson’s Chris Shingleton set up the Redskins’ first score of the season. On Anderson’s subsequent possession, Nelson

charged into the end zone on a two-yard run. Redskin quarterback Brandon Bornhauser added a touchdown for Anderson on a fourth-and-goal play from the two-yard line. Anderson increased its lead to 21-0 over Taft before halftime on another Nelson touchdown with 1:22 left in the second quarter. The Redskins rushed for 181 yards in the first half while holding Taft to -12 yards on the ground. Tanner Brondhaver rushed for a touchdown while gaining 80 yards on 13 carries. In addition to his rushing score, Bornhauser also connected with receiver Kevin Becker on a 17-yard touchdown pass. Anderson hosts Woodward (0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, during week two.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The 14U Backstop Bats for 2010 will have individual tryouts through October by appointment only. Contact Coach Rich Blandford at Backstop Sports at 528-9999 or at rich@backstop to set up an appointment. • The Midland Seminoles 13U baseball team is conducting tryouts for its 2010 team from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, and from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Midland. Players can’t turn 14 before May 1, 2010. Call Mike Niehaus at 943-0354.

Youth academy

Classics Hammer FC soccer will conduct the fall edition of the Youth Development Academy from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 40, Oct. 7 and 14, at Classics Hammer FC Training Facility on Kellogg Avenue in front of Four Season’s Marina. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session start, and is available at

Cost is $60. Make checks payable to Classics Hammer FC. Mail checks to Classics Hammer Fall YDA, 7314 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Each soccer player will be trained by professional staff through the use of a circuit curriculum, enabling players the chance to improve their technique with different coaches each session.

Zimmerman on board

Nagel Middle School Athletic Director Steve Zimmerman, who has coached soccer at Anderson High School, Summit Country Day and Sycamore High School, recently began his first term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors. Nagel has earned the OHSAA Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award every year since 2003 under Zimmerman’s direction. Zimmerman, his wife, Edie, and three children, live in Anderson.

Sports & recreation

September 2, 2009

Forest Hills Journal


Local high school boys’ soccer kicks off season By Anthony Amorini

The high school soccer season has kicked off. Here’s a look at the local squads:


The loss of 13 seniors to graduation following the Redskins’ 2008 campaign leaves 16th-year head coach Brian Sullivan with a rather inexperienced group this fall. Led by its large core of seniors, Anderson finished at 7-6-5 last fall. A quartet of starters return for Sullivan including senior Logan Gumbert, senior Daniel Lees, junior Matt Greer and sophomore Tyler Gumbert. Greer finished with 25 points last season including nine goals and seven assists. Only 2009 graduate Jake

McDonald was more productive for the Redskins last fall. McDonald scored 39 points including 16 goals and seven assists. Alongside McDonald, four of Anderson’s 2009 graduates were named to the first team of the All Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division squad last fall. The Redskins took third place in the FAVC Buckeye Division last season at 3-11 behind first-place Milford (17-1-3, 5-0) and secondplace Loveland (10-7-3, 31-1). “This is a young, talented group that works very hard each day (and) could surprise teams that overlook us,” Sullivan said via email. Sophomore Dominic Yario looks to make immediate contributions as a key new addition for the Redskins.

Anderson opens FAVC Buckeye Division play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, with a home game against Winton Woods. The Redskins host its local rivals from Turpin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Anderson hosts Highlands at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, to complete the three-game home stand.


The McNicholas High School boys’ soccer team went 11-2-5 in 2008 and secured its second straight GCL crown. The Rockets will look to make it three in 2009 as McNick returns a number of talented players from that team. Some of the top players to watch will be junior defender Kevin Easley, junior midfielder Austin Pierce, senior forward Andrew Sherman, senior goalkeeper

Austin Reid and sophomore defender John Sandman. Head coach Tony Ripberger, in his first year at the helm, said the team’s experience would be a key to the Rockets’ success in 2009. “This team returns a lot of players who played big minutes last season,” he said. “That experience will be a big help and the tough schedule should help prepare the team for another playoff run.” Mark Chalifoux


Eight returning starters and the confidence derived from losing only one regular season contest in 2008 gives Turpin High School third-year head coach Jamie Harloff plenty to work with this fall. Turpin finished at 10-2-7 last season including a 2-1 record in the Division I tour-

nament. But draws got the best of the Spartans in the FAVC Cardinal Division. Turpin finished second in the FAVC Cardinal Division despite not losing a conference game while finishing at 3-0-2. Walnut Hills (12-3-2) took first place in the FAVC Cardinal Division at 4-0-1. Harloff is 21-6-9 overall at Turpin and hopes to continue the winning ways this fall. “With eight starters returning from last year’s team that only lost one regular season game, the hope is to build off that success,” Harloff said via e-mail. “(But) with a very tough schedule that success will be hard to duplicate.” Returning starters for Turpin include Alec Gates, Tim O’Neil, Mark Gierl, Alex Williams, Matt Moliterno, Joe Hovde, Cory Roberts

and Mike Petitgout. Hovde finished with 14 points including five goals and four assists in 2008. Petitgout netted two goals and five assists for nine points last fall. Gates finished second in the 18-team FAVC with 7.5 shutouts last season. The keeper was named to the first team of the All FAVC Cardinal Division squad. New additions Connor Uhl and Matt Lippowitsch will make immediate contributions. Turpin begins a series of five games on the road with a contest against Loveland at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. The Spartans then travel to face McNicholas (Sept. 5, noon), Walnut Hills (Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.), Anderson (Sept. 12, 7 p.m.) and Kings (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.). Turpin finally returns home to host Milford at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.

Forest Hills area girls ready to contend

The high school soccer season has kicked off. Here’s a look at the local squads:


Seven returning starters provide experience for Anderson despite the fact the Redskins’ program waved good-bye to 12 seniors at the end of its successful 2008 campaign. Led by its senior core (2009 graduates), Anderson finished at 13-4-2 last season while winning a Division I sectional championship. Many of the 2009 graduates contributed big numbers for Anderson last fall including Liz Miller (25 points with nine goals, seven assists), Sam Toepfer (16 points with five goals, six assists) and Dana Dalrymple (13 points with four goals, five assists). Statistically speaking, senior midfielder Alyssa Kozak is the Redskins’ top returning scoring threat after contributing six goals in 2008. Alongside Kozak, additional returning starters for Anderson include senior Kelsey Borowitz (keeper), junior Alina Tilford (midfielder), junior Christi Howard (defender), junior Mary Dulle (defender), senior Rachel Jacoby (midfielder) and sophomore Kelsey Toepfer (defender). Borowitz finished with seven shutouts in 2008 to rank second in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. “It’s going to be hard to replace 12 seniors from last year’s team. But so far, this year’s team has taken the attitude that they are going to make their mark and prove to everyone they are a good team,” fifth-year head coach Bil Miller said via e-mail. “Playing with a chip on their shoulder should allow this team to be

very competitive with most everyone in the city.” A trio of new additions including junior Abby Creighton (forward), sophomore Sydney Loesing (forward) and sophomore Megan Dalton (midfielder) will immediately contribute for Anderson. The Redskins finished second in its FAVC Buckeye Division in 2008 with a conference record of 4-1. Milford won the FAVC Buckeye Division championship at 5-0 in the league with an overall record of 16-2-1. During the 2008 regular season, Milford bested Anderson, 1-0, and locked down a conference championship for the Eagles. But Anderson rebounded to eliminate Milford from the 2008 tournament with a 2-0 win for the Redskins. Anderson plays 12 games before facing Milford late in the season. The Redskins travel to face Milford at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. Anderson hosts Sycamore at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, before traveling to face Walnut Hills at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. The Redskins launch into FAVC Buckeye Division play with a home game against Glen Este at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.


The McNick girls’ soccer team returns some strong talent from an 11-8-1 2008 team and seems to be poised for another GGCL title in 2009 for first-year head coach Karen Wood. McNick returns senior goalkeeper Carrie Martin, who was the Grey Central Division’s player of the year in 2008. Seniors Evann Farrell and Morgan Rice are both first-team All-GGCL players along with junior Tricia Walsh. Senior Sabrina Smyth is a second-team All-GGCL player who should be another key contributor for McNick.

RESULTS Nagel Middle School Aug. 25-Aug. 28 Cross Country

Girls: Felicity-Franklin Invitational: First Place (of seven teams); Individual results: Hanna Helmers, second place; Elena Polivka, fourth; Bridget Dames, 5th; Isabella King, 6th;

Sarah Greene, 10th; Ellen Antonides, 11th. Boys: Felicity-Franklin Invitational: First Place (of seven teams); Individual results: Ben Cocks, first place; Steven Moliterno, second; Chance Collier, seventh; Alaeldin Tirba, 10th; Al Cliffel, 11th.

“The kids are all hard workers,” Wood said. “Our back line and goalkeeper should be very strong.” Mark Chalifoux


The Spartans look to win the third- consecutive FAVC Cardinal Division title this fall with a trio of longtime starters leading the way. Seniors Lauren Drosick, Natalie Starr and Jenny Berger are all captains for Turpin and will be tasked with controlling the middle of the field in 2009. Drosick, a fourth-year starter, and Starr, a thirdyear starter, team up as midfielders. Berger, also a fourth-year starter, anchors the Spartans’ defense. Starr recently verbally committed to the Division I collegiate soccer program at the University of Kentucky. “Our goals every year are to win our league, finish in the top five in the city and advance deep into the tournament,” head coach Larry Chialastri said via email. “If we can avoid the injury bug and get a good bounce or two, we feel this team could turn some heads this year. “Our three captains will lead us,” Chialastri added. Starr provided 13 points for Turpin in 2008 including three goals and seven assists. Drosick netted 11 points with four goals and three assists. A total of seven starters return for Turpin including Drosick, Berger, Starr, junior Jaimie Richards, junior Stephanie Valenti, sophomore Ellie Tillar and sophomore Ashley Long. Richards contributed nine points (four goals, one assist) last fall and was followed closely by Valenti’s total of eight points (two goals, four assists). Chialastri also expects to see immediate contributions for a number of newcomers including junior Abby Her-

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tel, junior Hanna Kohls, junior Sarah Uhlenbrock, sophomore Ava Biesenbender and freshman Anna Cornachionne. Turpin finished at 9-7-2 overall in 2008 while posting a 5-0 record in the FAVC Cardinal Division to win a league title. Little Miami (14-3-2, 31-1) and Kings (7-7-3, 3-11) finished the 2008 season in a tie for second place in the FAVC Cardinal Division. Turpin travels to face Lakota East at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. The Spartans then return home to host its local rivals from McNicholas High School at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. In the middle of the Spartans’ three-game home stand, Oak Hills travels to face Turpin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Turpin hosts Ohio’s twotime defending Division I state champions from Saint Ursula Academy at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Do you think legalizing casino gambling will hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? “Nobody knows if Casinos will hurt chairitable events because nobody knows who to believe. Casino opponents say because the proposed constitutional amendment expressly allows bingo, lottery games and horse-race betting, any other form of gambling in Ohio would automatically be banned if Ohio voters approve Issue 3. On the other side you have former Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken (the new poster boy for allowing casino’s) saying that Casino’s in Ohio will not restrict charitable gambling, including church festivals. So how do we answer this question without knowing what is true and what is false? Let’s say that Church festivals and Las Vegas nights can still have gambling if issue 3 passes. If that’s the case, then no, they will not suffer at all. These events only occur a few times a year, and only a handful of people go to church festivals with the sole purpous of gambling. Those people will continue to stay local and play at the festivals. But if issue 3 does in fact make chairitable gambling illegal, then yes, churches and other fundraising groups will suffer big time. An analysis by the Enquirer last month found that summer Roman Catholic parish festivals generate $12 million in revenue in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. That number will greatly reduce if they are unable to operate casino games. So there is no right or wrong answer to this question because we don’t know how to answer it. I for one hope issue 3 passes and churches can keep their gambling. But if they can’t I’m ok with that too. I only gamble a few times a year. But I would like the option of going whenever I want and not having to wait for summer festivals. And I would like to do this without having to spend my money in Indiana. The Catholic church is the richest most powerfull business in the world. They will find a way to survive.” T.Z. “Most people attend church bingo, Monte Carlo nights and church festivals for social reasons. These events are local and gambling is secondary. People who want to gamble in casinos want to gamble, not socialize and they are willing to travel a distance to do it. I believe the effect will be small.” F.D. “It is interesting to reflect on the metamorphosis of gambling in the U.S. during my lifetime. When I was a kid, lottery tickets were an evil no-no (though illegal numbers games thrived in urban areas). The only place a person could gamble outside his home was at church festivals, church bingo games, and

Next question What do you think is the enduring legacy of Ted Kennedy? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. the two Nevada cities - and race tracks. Oh, and there were those inexplicable anomalies like Beverly Hills, in northern Kentucky, where somehow casino gambling, though illegal, could go on. As in so many other areas of life, once the genie is out of the bottle, there is no going back. Casino gambling is probably going to continue to grow, unless the economy gets so bad that the people who patronize casinos can no longer afford it. I have a nonscientific hunch that the people who gamble at booths at festivals are of a different breed than those who go to the casinos, however. I suspect that those festivals will continue to thrive, even if casino gambling spreads to more places.” Bill B. “I’m not a gambler and am definitely not in favor of Casino’s in our area, but I really don’t believe, even if they are approved, that casinos will have an impact on small venues that include gambling. I suspect that people believe in and support their local charities and will continue in that effort. There is a personal camaraderie and community spirit that these events provide over and above the gambling component. L.D. “I don’t think casino gambling will hurt church festivals and charitable events, as these are limited events and draw their own patrons who are loyal to the organization or cause, but I do think casino gambling will do widespread and serious harm to our society. Casino gambling does not benignly create wealth or profit; it takes money from those who are often least able to afford it. Gambling addiction is real, and on the rise - a problem that brings untold misery to families affected by it. I am firmly opposed to casinos and slot machines at racetracks and other venues.” J.B. “The casinos in Indiana are 2030 minutes away from the Cincinnati area. They are not affecting local charitable events and fundraisers here or there. “Those casinos bring in large tax revenues to Indiana and their local communities. Ohio could be reaping those same tax revenues and helping itself out of the tax shortfall it currently has. “The guess here is Cincinnati will have the tax drain of two stadiums while Kentucky joins Indiana with enhanced gaming capabilities. So then even MORE Ohioans can spend their money in adjoining states. Go figure!!!” T.D.T.

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Safety of drinking water supply is being threatened The Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) has failed to properly address the threatening situations that three existing sewage treatment plans have on the safety of our drinking water supply both now and in the future. One, the New Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant has a design capacity of approximately one million gallons per day. According to The Safe Drinking Water Act that went into effect during November 1996, any new significant sewage discharge must be at least 25 miles upstream from municipal water intakes. The New Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant went into operation during August 1996 and its sewage discharge point is located only 11 miles upstream from the GCWW water intakes. No complaints or concerns were ever filed by the GCWW regarding the treatment plant not being beyond the required 25mile limit. Two, the Nile Mile Creek

Regional Waster Water Treatment Plant went into operation in 1983, long before The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996 went into effect. John W. Its sewage Harrison discharge is located approxiCommunity mately only six Press guest miles upstream columnist from the GCWW water intakes. In 2000, capacity upgrades were performed at the treatment plant. Design capacity is approximately 4.74 million gallons per day. Any upgrade would have required state and federal permits. No complaints or concerns were ever filed by the GCWW regarding the capacity upgrade permits. Three, the New Eastern Regional Wastewater Treatment

Plant constructed by Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1 was placed into operation during October 2008. Its sewage discharge point on Brush Creek is only 16 miles upstream from the GCWW water intakes. This huge treatment plant has the design capacity of 8 million gallons per day. This treatment plant was allowed by a court decision to locate in within the 25-mile restricted limit imposed by The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996. A lawsuit filed by the GCWW was unable to convince the courts otherwise. I believe that the past practice by the GCWW of not ever filing complaints or concerns regarding the New Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Nile Mile Creek Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant definitely influenced the court in their decision against GCWW. John W. Harrison lives in Anderson Township.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Permit shouldn’t be approved

In regards to the hearings being conducted by the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals on the permit application of Martin Marietta Materials for an underground limestone mine, we people of Anderson Township should let the officials know not to approve the permit. People of Mariemont, Terrace Park, etc., appear to be more vocal. If it isn’t the underground mining operations that will affect us, it will be the above-ground crush-

ing and grading operations creating dust that will affect our health and pollution of property, traffic congestion by an increased number of trucks, plus additional road maintenance is something we do not need. The Hamilton County commissioners have resolved that it should be disallowed. An attorney for Martin Marietta has stated that the county should not be voicing their opinion. Why not? This is in Hamilton County! Also, Mr. Jack Pflum, a plan-

ning expert, has testified that the area can be best utilized with other development. That development, coupled with the proposed Eastern Corridor Transportation Project, will generate “cleaner” and more “net” revenues for the township. Please correspond with Anderson Township officials that this permit application should not be approved. The citizens of the township do not need this aggravation. Robert G. Willard Gungadin Drive Anderson Township

More questions from the 2009 Greater Anderson Days During the recent Anderson Days Festival, one of the top concerns of Anderson residents was property taxes. Specifically, they wanted to know why their taxes were so high and what could we do about it. First, a little background. Anderson derives about 80 percent of its operating revenue from property taxes, yet receives only 16.6 percent of all property taxes you pay. The rest goes to the Forest Hills Schools (54 percent), Hamilton County (23 percent) and special levies such as parks (3.7 percent), Joint Vocational School District, etc., (7.4 percent). We do also receive about $5.2 million in TIF (Tax Increment Financing) funds each year that can only be spent on capital improvements. TIF does not raise taxes, but captures revenues from the county and other entities for Anderson. This is for a specified period of time (until 2023) and is limited to increases in TIF property valuations. Anderson ensures that the school revenues are not affected. Please note that townships cannot impose sales or income taxes and must seek direct voter approval for any property

tax levies. By state law, the county auditor must re-evaluate properties every three years, but that does not mean that all valuaAl Peter tion increases result in more Community taxes. Press guest Only the first columnist two mills (20 percent) of Anderson’s taxes are indexed to valuation. Thus, most of our tax revenues are fixed at the initial levy amounts for the duration of the levy. So what does this all mean? First, only about 20 percent of any valuation increase results in higher taxes, while all property improvements and additional levies increase your taxes. Even so, Anderson has one of the lowest tax rates among unincorporated areas (townships) in Hamilton County. Since 2000 we have only asked for one levy, to continue funding for safety services, which passed by a substantial margin in 2008. We anticipate that this

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levy should suffice for five or more years. Note that because levy dollars are fixed, and expenses increase, we must periodically ask for additional levy funding, if services are to be maintained. No tax levies are anticipated by Anderson Township over the next several years (Anderson Parks and Forest Hills Schools have their own levies). In Anderson, we are doing many things to avoid tax increases: Closely monitoring expenses, using TIF funds for capital projects and to stretch levy dollars, by seeking grants for capital projects, and by charging for services and rentals to maintain the Anderson Center. Yet we will still continue the levels and high quality of services such as fire, EMS, police and road maintenance that our residents have come to expect. In these days of rising costs, we probably will not be able to lower taxes without reducing or eliminating services or capital improvements, such as the Trails Program, but we won’t have to ask for more levy dollars for quite a while. Al Peter is president of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees.


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Dr. Michael Ress, left, and assistant Michelle King prepare for the next exam at the Anderson Township dental office.

Dentist puts patients first at his practice Dr. Michael Ress didn’t set out to be a dentist. “I’m the exception to the rule,” he said. Ress waited until the second semester of his senior year in college to make the move from pre-med to dentistry. Now, business is booming at his Anderson Township dental office. “We’re a very patientcentered practice,” he said. “We make sure they feel comfortable and relaxed.” Making patients feel at home was a driving factor behind the recent office remodeling. Office manager Lori Stitt said they completely gutted the interior, which gave the exam rooms and waiting area an open, flowing feeling. They added a wheelchair ramp and moved the exit to the back of the building. Patients have enjoyed the changes, Stitt said,

Open House

• The Dr. Michael Ress dental practice will have a community open house from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. • New patients can sign up for a $30 cleaning and bitewing X-ray, and receive a free fluoride treatment at a future visit. • There will also be food and other activities.

THINGS TO DO Rein in Pain

Brown County General Hospital is hosting the Rein in the Pain Kick Off Cocktail Party at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Newtown, in a private home. It is the kickoff for the Oct. 18 Rein in Pain 5-Mile Pain Awareness Walk. The event includes an art auction of painter James D. Werline’s White House print signed by Pres. George W. Bush. Proceeds to benefit Brown County General Hospital Center for Interventional Pain Management. Reservations are required. Call 825-2280 or visit

Learn CPR

Anderson Township Fire and Rescue is hosting a CPR Class from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 5, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. The $25 cost includes the book. The class is led by members of the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department. Participants receive a two-year certification. Registration is required. Call 6888084.

Dr. Michael Ress

1222 Nordica Lane, Anderson Township 474-5185 Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 7:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; closed Friday Sunday. especially those who have been coming to the practice for 50 years. Ress is the third dentist to occupy the Nordica Lane office and Stitt said they’ve had patients bring their children and grandchildren to the practice. She attributed the continuation of clients throughout the generations to Ress. “He has a very nice touch,” Stitt said. “He’s there for patients, respects their needs and provides treatment according to their comfort levels.” Ress said he and the hygienists are always working to make the dentist’s office a better environment for patients. “They’re always treated as part of the family, and we’re always looking out for their needs,” Ress said. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@


Aneurysm Outreach Inc. is hosting the Aneurysm Bowla-thon 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road, Anderson Township. The event includes unlimited bowling, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Aneurysm Outreach Inc. The cost is $15. Call 734-3897.

Go, baby go

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Community Day at the Races at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes a picnic-style lunch, the races, kids activities and pony rides, cornhole, a wine raffle and silent auction. The cost is $15 adults; $10 ages 4-12; children 3 and under free. Reservations are required. Call 474-4802 or visit www.AndersonArea

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Children in the Anderson Meadows neighborhood begin the bike portion of a triathlon that raised more than $1,200 for an Ethiopian orphanage.

Anderson Township family adopts two Ethiopian children By Lisa Wakeland

Good news comes to those who wait and the Roaches waited more than a year for a phone call. Now, in just a few months, the Anderson Township couple will have two adopted children from Ethiopia, in eastern Africa. “I am just thrilled because you wait so long to see their faces,” Kristin said. “It’s just humbling and amazing.” “Adoption has been on my heart forever. We have three biological sons, but after our youngest was born I never felt like our family was complete” Their journey began in March 2008 at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert when he gave a grant to a local family who adopted a child from Ethiopia. The Roaches learned more about the process from an adoption booth at the concert and any reservations they had melted away. “We could provide for them and had the space, so the question became ‘Why shouldn’t we?’ and we started rolling from there,” Doug said. Kristin said they decided to adopt from Ethiopia because the AIDS crisis has left a large number of orphans in the country. After building a profile for the adoption agency and filing mountains of paperwork for the United States and Ethiopian governments, the Roaches waited for that phone call. While they waited to hear from the agency, neighbors began asking how they could help. Residents in the Anderson Meadows neighborhood got together and organized a minitriathlon for the children that raised more than $1,200 for the orphanage. Less than an hour before the triathlon began on Aug. 12, Doug and Kristin received the call; they would be bringing home two children. “There is not a better way to do this,” Doug said. With the money raised at the triathlon, the Roaches will go shopping with the neighborhood kids so they can pick out blankets or shoes for the orphans.

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Doug and Kristin Roach, with their children Dalton, left, Griffin and Carson. The Roaches are adopting two Ethiopian children. “It gives them ownership of the process,” Doug said. The Roaches will take the gifts, as well as medical supplies and formula, to the Ethiopian orphanage when the family goes to pick up the girls. “It’s important for (our sons) too see their (siblings’) country and how fortunate and blessed we are,” Kristin

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September 2, 2009



Trial Classes and Open House for Prospective Students, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Ave. Free. Presented by Ballet Theatre Midwest. 520-2334; Columbia Tusculum.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley. Trial Classes and Open House for Prospective Students, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Free. 520-2334; Columbia Tusculum.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Women’s Health Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m. “Eating Well with Celiac Disease” with Lisa Andrews, clinical dietitian. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D., and Associates. 527-4000. Fairfax.


James Braziel, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Snakeskin Road.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Anderson Hills MOPS meeting, 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers meeting. Mothers of children birth-kindergarten. Child care available, $4 per child. $23.95 one-year membership; plus $5 per meeting. Free for firsttimers. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers. 231-4172. Anderson Township.


Lil Wayne, 8 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With Soulja Boy, Drake, Young Jeezy and Pleasure P. Rain or shine. $79.75, $59.75, $29.75 lawn. 800-7453000; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 4


New Acquisitions, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510; Oakley. A Conversation, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts. Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Modern Marbles 2009, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Indigenous, 321-3750. O’Bryonville.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Fabulous Free Fridays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Adonis the Nightclub, 4601 Kellogg Ave. Music by DJs. $3 wells, $2 domestics. Ages 18 and up. 871-1542; Columbia Tusculum. Free Pizza, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. Complimentary pizza. Ages 21 and up. 531-3300; Oakley.


Friends of Joe Poetry Reading: A Joseph Enzweiler Recovery Fund Benefit, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave. Benefits author recovering from brain tumor. Readers include Enzweiler, Sally Dumont, Richard Hague, Pauletta Hansel, Michael Henson, Katie Merz, Robert Murphy and Brian Volck. Includes refreshments. $15, $10 students. 967-4771. Madisonville.


Rein in the Pain Kick Off Cocktail Party, 7 p.m. Village of Newtown, in private home. Kickoff for Oct. 18 Rein in Pain 5-Mile Pain Awareness Walk. Includes art auction of painter James D. Werline’s White House print signed by Pres. George W. Bush. Benefits Brown County General Hospital Center for Interventional Pain Management. Reservations required. Presented by Brown County General Hospital. 825-2280; Newtown.

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CPR Class, 8 a.m.-noon, Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Includes book. With members of the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department. Participants receive a two-year certification. $25. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Fire and Rescue. 688-8084. Anderson Township.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, $21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Coney Island, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Coney Island, $21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 2328230. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 5


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Trial Classes and Open House for Prospective Students, 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. Free. 520-2334; Columbia Tusculum.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road, parking lot. Grillouts, music and more than 15 vendors selling fresh produce and flowers. 531-8015. Norwood. Anderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. Presented by Anderson Center. 6888400; Anderson Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Cincinnati Dinner Train, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. 791-7245. Madisonville.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Stand, 8715006. Mount Lookout. Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Aqua, 9192782. Mount Lookout.


Aneurysm Bowl-a-thon, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road. Includes unlimited bowling. Raffle and silent auction. Benefits Aneurysm Outreach Inc. $15. Presented by Aneurysm Outreach Inc. 734-3897. Anderson Township.


Community Day at the Races, 11:30 a.m. River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave. Includes a picnic-style lunch, the races, kids activities and pony rides, cornhole, a wine raffle and silent auction. $15 adults; $10 ages 4-12; children 3 and under free. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Anderson Township.


River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. $100,000 Coca-Cola Bassinet Stakes. River Downs. Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. 232-8000; Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 6


A Conversation, noon-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts. Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Modern Marbles 2009, noon-8 p.m. Indigenous, 321-3750. O’Bryonville.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Burger Madness, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Arthur’s Café, 3516 Edwards Road. Burgers are just $6. Jagermeister and Blackhaus, two staple shots, $2. 871-5543. Hyde Park.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mexican Fiesta Day with Spred the Love Salsas and spreads. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 5613151. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Community Day at the Races at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at River Downs, 6301 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes a picnic-style lunch, the races, kids activities and pony rides, cornhole, a wine raffle and silent auction. The cost is $15 adults; $10 ages 4-12; children 3 and under free. Reservations are required. Call 474-4802 or visit M O N D A Y, S E P T . 7


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard Watson, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon. Free. 271-8519. Mariemont.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Coney Island, $21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic, noon-5 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. No union card required. Horseshoes, bingo, music, volleyball and softball. Prizes. Bring or buy food. $2, $1 carload of children, $4 parking, $6 Sunlight Pool, $5 rides all-day. Advance ticket purchase required. Presented by Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council. 4211846; Anderson Township. Taijiquan, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Beginner Taoist Tai Chi class. Free. Presented by Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. 981-7940; Oakley.

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Zumba Fitness, 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 218-3474. Anderson Township.


Sarah Burningham, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Boyology.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Recreational Gymnastics, 9:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m. For age 2. Toddlers develop and refine fine and gross motor skills, body awareness and coordination while learning social and listening skills. Meets once a week for six weeks. $86. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Child care available for siblings. Registration required. 527-4000. Fairfax.

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Forest-Aires Women’s Chorus, 10 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 1175 Birney Lane. Rehearsals for Christmas program are Wednesday mornings. Baby-sitting available. Performances are various times in December. Includes refreshments. 232-7504. Anderson Township.


Activities Fair and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Cincinnati Country Club, 2348 Grandin Road. Learn about the various events and activities available during the 2009-2010 club year. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Eastside Newcomers. 232-1672. O’Bryonville.


Taijiquan, 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Oakley Community Center. Free. 981-7940; Oakley.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Stand, 8715006. Mount Lookout. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. T.G.I. Friday’s Oakley, 321-5121. Oakley. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Oakley Pub and Grill, 531-2500. Oakley.


Miller-Leuser Log House Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house and farm buildings. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.


Elaine Youngs, pictured, is one athlete scheduled to compete at the AVP Crocs Tournament of Champions at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6. Tickets are $5-$90. Visit

Dyana Furmansky, 6 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Book discussion for “Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy.” 3968960; Norwood.


“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” the third most-attended exhibit at The Cincinnati Museum Center, comes to an end on Monday, Sept. 7. It is the first exhibit in the world to feature a set of full-size, feather-covered dinosaur models. Recent discoveries suggest some dinosaurs may have been covered in feathers for camouflage. Tickets are $15, adult; $10, child. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


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How do we deal with the unfairness of life? examples in someone else’s life was the example George Will wrote of years ago in Newsweek. It was about his son Jon, the oldest of four children. Jon had just turned 21 years old and his father characterized him as a happy and active young man. Yet a crucial fact was that Jon has Down syndrome. George wrote, “… this is a chromosomal defect involving degrees of mental retardation and physical abnormalities.” Then we wrote of his son’s condition words we might all remember, “Jon lost, at the instant he was conceived, one of life’s lotteries, but he was also lucky. “His physical abnormalities do not impede his vitality and his retardation is not so severe that it interferes with life’s essential joys – receiving love, returning it, and reading baseball box scores. Jon has seen a brother two years younger surpass him in size, get a driver’s

license, and leave for college, and although Jon would be forgiven for shaking his fist at the universe, he has been equable. I believe his serenity is grounded in his sense that he is a complete Jon and that is that.” George Will and his family evidently love son Jon very much. He approaches head-on the unfairness of life wrought in their own family, and for Jon, accepting the fact that, through no fault of his own, “Jon lost one of life’s lotteries.” It’s most probable that you and I have already lost some of life’s various lotteries, and may lose some more. Does that need to be an utter catastrophe? In fact, it is not winning all the lotteries that most tests our mettle. There’s a short prayer we might offer for ourselves when life’s unfairness gets in our face: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to

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Reader spills the beans with Napa recipe

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It’s hard to re-create restaurant dishes – that’s why I always tell you to enjoy them there. 1 cup pomegranate blueberry juice (Kroger has it) 1 tablespoon red onion or more to taste White wine or rice vinegar – start with a tablespoon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic minced Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil or soybean oil (Uno’s contains soybean) or more to taste Reduce juice to 1⁄4 cup. Let cool. Whisk in rest of ingredients.

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⁄2 to 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled Lemon juice to taste (start with 2-3 tablespoons) 2-3 tablespoons canola oil 3 ⁄4 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 clove garlic, minced (roasted or not) Chopped mint to taste (optional but so good) Salt and pepper to taste Whisk juice, canola, cumin and garlic together. Taste for seasonings. Cook one cup of quinoa, let it cool and toss with dressing. Stir in mint and feta. Chill.

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Dr. Bell is a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1993 and has returned to the area to provide the most up to date and comprehensive medical and surgical care of eye diseases. Dr. Jason Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and received a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Jason Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals, and he recently co-authored a book chapter for the leading textbook for corneal, refractive, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jason Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye, as well as standard ophthalmic primary care and glasses prescriptions for adults and children. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders. Dr. Jason Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center, as well as teaching residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. will be accepting patients of all types and can be reached for an appointment at the Anderson Office at 513-232-5550, or at the Clermont Office at 513-732-1718.

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September 2, 2009

Forest Hills Journal


Scholarships awarded


The scholarship recipients are, from left, Jennifer Richard, Brown Mackie College; Margaret Glaser, Ohio State University; Fallis Wilkerson Jr., Southwestern College Cincinnati; Colleen Celsor, University of Cincinnati, DAAP; Allie Brown, Thomas More College; Damon Trogden, Northern Kentucky University; and Melissa Holderby, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. Not pictured are: Stephanie West, Butler University; and Laura Riemer, graduate student at the University of Kentucky.

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Mount Washington United Methodist Church recently awarded a Ralph and Mildred Whitehead and Marion and Nell Lang Scholarship to nine college or university students. The scholarships are in memory of former members of the church. The scholarship recipients are Jennifer Richard, Brown Mackie College; Margaret Glaser, Ohio State University; Fallis Wilkerson Jr., Southwestern College Cincinnati; Colleen Celsor, University of Cincinnati, DAAP; Allie Brown, Thomas More College; Damon Trogden, Northern Kentucky University; Melissa Holderby, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences; Stephanie

Forest Hills Journal


September 2, 2009

DEATHS Hazel Ellen Brown


2021 Sutton Ave


Sunday Services

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

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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



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

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am


7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Entering God’s Presence"

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

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

KENWOOD FELLOWSHIP 7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am Child Care Provided Sunday School for All Ages

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Wayne E. Gardiner

Wayne E. Gardiner, D.D.S., 75, of Anderson Township died Aug. 23. Survived by wife, Nancy H. Gardiner; children, Gregory (Diane) and Timothy (Julie) Gardiner, and Cynthia (Brian) Baacke; and grandchildren, Dylan, Kelsey, Nicole and Abigail Gardiner, Benjamin and Jeffrey Baacke. Preceded in death by father, Charles Gardiner; and mother, Doris West. Services were Aug. 27 at Parkside Christian Church. Memorials to: Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230; American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204.

Edward J. Hassenger

Edward J. Hassenger, 86, of Anderson Township died Aug. 18. Survived by sons, William B. “Billy� and Jerome R. “Terry� Hassenger; daughters, Mary C. “Cathy� Pulliam, Patricia M. “Patti� Meagher and Gloria A. (John) Lake; eight grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Hassenger; sons, James

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


Collette M. Mikovich, 78, of Anderson Township died Aug. 21. Survived by son, Joseph D. Mikovich; daughter, Joellen (Brian) Peters; sisters, Joan (late William) Dowd and Sheila (George) Karabinos; and grandchildren, Ashley Mikovich, Paul and Emmett Peters. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph S. Mikovich; father, Harry M. Maloney; mother, Collette Kingsley; and brother, Barry Mahoney. Services were Aug. 25 at St. Mary Church, Hyde Park. Memorials to: Arthritis Foundation, 7811 Laurel Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Jack Nickum

Jack Nickum, 75, of Anderson Township died Aug. 19. Survived by daughter, Jenny (Mike) Zeller; and grandchildren, Kelsey and Abbey. Preceded in death by father, Louis Nickum; and mother, Lillie Williamson. Services were Aug. 21 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 years"

PRESBYTERIAN Knox Presbyterian Church Observatoryy & Michigan g Aves (513)321-2573 Rev Thomas D York,, Pastor Rev Christena A Alcorn, Assoc Pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00am Sunday School & Child Care Wheelchair Accessible


Worship Service 10:30 AM Programs for Children 3yr-4th Grade Child Care for Infants & Toddlers

Charles A. Shrive

Charles A. Shrive, 63, formerly of Anderson Township died Aug. 21. Survived by sons, Alan (Jennifer) and Brian (Kathryn Kreeger) Shrive; mother, Martha (nee Meyer) Shrive; brother, George Shrive; sisters, Susan Torok and Paula Shrive; and grandchild, Tyler Charles Shrive.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

A Newcomers Class will start from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and will meet Thursdays through Dec. 3 at the church. This is a group for women who are new to the Cincinnati area, who are interested in Christian fellowship with other newcomers. The

class will read and discuss Susan Miller’s book, “After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In.� The group is open to all women, whether you’ve been here 2 weeks or 2 years; you need not be a church member to attend. Childcare is available by reservation. Contact Sue at 233-9556 or

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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Paul E. Sumner

Paul E. Sumner, 80, of Anderson Township died Aug. 16. Survived by wife of 53 years, Rita Sumner; sons, Michael P. (Amy), David K., Jeffrey C. (Tina) and Gregory B. (Michelle) Sumner; daughters, Patricia L. (Thomas) Armbruster, Karen Harshfield and Susan M. Sumner; brothers, Lyle (Carol), Robert (Julie) and Gary (Jan) Sumner; and 11 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Charley Sumner; and mother, Helen LaBlanc. Services were Aug. 22 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Albert W. Wernersbach, 83, of Anderson Township died Aug. 19. Survived by wife, Judith Elaine Wernersbach. Preceded in death by father, Albert H. Wernersbach; and mother, Elsa P. Weber. Services were Aug. 22 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597. for more info or to enroll. The book is provided at cost; no charge for the class. The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Services were Aug. 26 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Albert W. Wernersbach

(Across from Eastgate Mall)

"A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

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.


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Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

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


Sunday Service 10:30am


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr.

Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult & Childrens Sunday School 9:30am Visitors Welcomed




100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

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




Hazel Ellen Brown, 90, of Anderson Township died Aug. 19. Survived by husband of 67 years, Robert Brown; sons, Robert (Ann Wocher), Lawrence (Tina Gutierrez), Michael and Kevin E. (Cynthia Platt) Brown; daughter, Sharon Brown (Frank) Obermeyer; sister, Elsa Rendler; and 18 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Lawrence M. Diehl; and mother, Della Smith. Services were Aug. 24 at Guardian Angels Church. Memorials to: Charity of donor’s choice.

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and Thomas Hassenger; father, Henry Hassenger; mother, Ida Vaillancour; and sisters, Bernadel Wettstein and Lucille Hassenger. Services were Aug. 21 at Immaculate Heart of Mary 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.


2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634

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Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World�












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Ashley M. Barnhart, 21, 7101 Iron Kettle, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest, Aug. 13. Charles D. New, 21, 935 Pyramid Hills, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest, Aug. 13. Barbara J. Evans, 40, 56 E. Arm Bell, assault, Aug. 14. Thomas J. Shaver, 23, 4015 North Bend Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest, Aug. 14. Jessica M. Bryant, 31, 912 North St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, drug abuse, Aug. 14. Krystal M. Huff, 21, Jefferson Place, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, obstructing official business, Aug. 14. Jeb Rohdenburg, 23, 849 Shayler, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 14. Taylor Brewer, 23, 903 Center St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 14. Raymond Conway, 49, Wyoming Avenue, recited, Aug. 11. Robert C. Tindall, 19, 4150 Waterbury, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 11. Holly A. Perry, 26, 21 Lori Lane, disorderly conduct, Aug. 15.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at Riverbend at Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 14.

Attempted breaking and entering

Window broken at Exxon at 3251 Mt. Carmel Road, Aug. 16.

Breaking and entering

Beer and cigarettes taken from Beacon Food Mart at Beacon Road, Aug. 15. Cigarettes taken from Speedway at Batavia Pike, Aug. 15.

Watch, safe, etc. taken at 5401 Salem Road, Aug. 17. A safe, currency, etc. taken; $400 cash at 1360 Pebble Court No. 302, Aug. 13.

Criminal damage

Vehicle scratched at 8667 Beechmont, Aug. 12. Black marker used on vehicle at 1446 Larry Joe Drive, Aug. 14.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 3538 Mt. Carmel Road, Aug. 12.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated ID used with no authorization at 7343 Ridge Point, Aug. 13.


Medication, glasses, etc. taken from vehicle at 6300 block of Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 13. Radio and navigation system taken from vehicle at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 12. Gasoline not paid for at Marathon; $49 at Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 17. iPod and charger taken from vehicle at 5768 Shady Hollow, Aug. 17. Medication taken at 6732 Clough Pike, Aug. 8. Stereo taken from vehicle at 1400 Larry Joe Drive, Aug. 12. Cellphone taken from locker at YMCA at Clough Pike, Aug. 13. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $410 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 14. Purse taken from vehicle at Shenstone Drive, Aug. 15. Written prescription taken at 7500 State Road, Aug. 15. Wallet, which had been left on gas pump, taken; $100 cash at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 16. Bike taken; $400 at 7870 Stonegate No. 1110, Aug. 17. Copper wire, etc. taken from cell tower at 8655 Batavia Road, Aug. 14.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Chaz Siekbert, born 1990, burglary, 1732 Sutton Ave., Aug. 23. Gregory L Harper, born 1971, felony assault, 1831 Mears Ave., Aug. 18. Howard Dickey, born 1949, alcoholic beverages in park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Aug. 19. Robert Raines, born 1971, burglary, 1710 Marquette Ave., Aug. 20. David Mccane, born 1977, domestic violence, Aug. 19. Melissa A Hill, born 1978, burglary, 1710 Marquette Ave., Aug. 20. Rachel M Joslin, born 1974, possession drug abuse instruments, resisting arrest, drug abuse, 1915 Mears Ave., Aug. 24.

1534 Sutton Ave., Aug. 18.


5460 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 23. 5922 Croslin St., Aug. 16. 6065 Wayside Ave., Aug. 19.

Felonious assault

1831 Mears Ave., Aug. 18.

Grand theft

1735 Sutton Ave., Aug. 18. 1880 Sutton Ave., Aug. 16. 1894 Berkshire Club Drive, Aug. 19. 3759 Hutton St., Aug. 22.

1040 Nordyke Rd.: Orourke Thomas P. @3 to Wasserman Barbara; $119,400. 1147 Pamela Dr.: Dunham Michael & Lynn to Hurak Matthew S. & April; $215,000. 1148 Whitepine Ct.: Mead James Lewis Henry & Denise G. to Nakata Akinori; $186,500. 1381 Washington Cr.: Meadows Ricky R. & Shirley F. Meadows to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $62,000. 1833 Kingsway Ct.: Denton Joseph D. & Cheryl A. to Brumley Sharon M. & David; $184,900. 2256 Elstun Rd.: Goertemoeller Ellen H. & Paul to Schehr Deborah E.; $150,000. 2435 Turnberry Dr.: Wilkens Mark E. to Adam David P. & Olivia D.; $237,000. 5510 Whisper Ln.: Auciello Vincent A. to Casey Jennifer Lesley; $310,000. 6035 Ropes Dr.: King Richard Bruce Tr to Amshoff Brian J. & Rebecca S.; $227,000. 6981 Presidio Ct.: Lanter Wanda to Moore Martin J. & Erin M.; $265,000. 7270 Ticonderoga Ct.: Macrae Jennifer W. & Patrick J. to Mccafferty John Paul & Megan Rose; $157,500. 7783 Twelve Oaks Ct.: Kehres Earl J. & Julie Schimpf to Luebbers John L. & Kristina; $466,000. 7787 Twelve Oaks Ct.: Kehres Earl J. & Julie Schimpf to Luebbers John L. & Kristina; $466,000. 8065 Meadow Creek Dr.: Zicka Walker Residential Building Co. LLC to Semerdjian Arthur & Karine; $635,243. 8450 Broadwell Rd.: Senco Products Inc. to Senco Brands Inc.;


1469 Meadowbright Ln.: Burek Jon & Pam Priebe to Lepone Nicole K. & Brian P. Mayo; $142,000. 2425 Findlater Ct.: Grear Terry to Hsbc Mortgage Services Inc.; $66,000. 2427 Findlater Ct.: Grear Terry to Hsbc Mortgage Services Inc.; $66,000. 6023 Cambridge Ave.: Curran James F. & Kathleen M. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $60,000. 6424 Copperleaf Ln.: Yarnell Charlotte R. & Tyler to Stemmermann William D. & Amy Horal-Stemmermann; $213,000. 6618 Glade Ave.: Garvey Charles A. & Amy C. Ross to Bielecki Daniel J. & Angela G.; $150,000.


3726 Church St.: Reid Robert C. to Reid Christine E.; $138,000.

Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 513-321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 7-10 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will

2108 Salvador St., Aug. 19. 6264 Corbly St., Aug. 18.


Eugene Warner, 51, 2457 Straight St., bench warrant, Aug. 6. Joshua Murphy, 28, 2217 Ohio 132, bench warrant, Aug. 7. Eric Mullins, 21, 4721 Section Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 8. Jeffrey Sebastion, 28, 30 Church St., bench warrant, Aug. 9. Lisa Bowman, 27, 4505 Forest Trail, bench warrant, Aug. 10. Wayne Mccomas, 23, 5601 Cherry St., bench warrant, Aug. 10. Tiger Self, 24, 5069 Feltz, bench warrant, Aug. 10.

D.S.I. 3737 Roundbottom Road (off of St. Rt. 32)

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Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 513-752-8604. St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information.

Robert Ennis, 20, 1517 Thornberry Road, bench warrant, Aug. 10. John Giddings, 48, 595 Mercury Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 11. Michael Autry, 33, 179 N. 6th St., bench warrant, Aug. 12. Daniel Staples, 18, 1431 Laurel Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 12. Laura Harris, 21, 2771 Queen City Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 12. Jamie Troxell, 26, 2755 Ohio 132, bench warrant, Aug. 12. Dustin Harless, 21, 4602 Lakeland Drive, driving under suspension, Aug. 12. Felisha Gavey, 22, 160 S. Riverside, bench warrant, Aug. 13. Angela Slone, 29, 2501 Main St., bench warrant, Aug. 13.

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REUNIONS Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. From 7-8 p.m. is a reception and cocktail hour. Dinner is 8-9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight is reminiscing, dancing and fun. From 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, the class is having a tour of the school. Meet at the flag poles in front of the high school. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ContactCathy Wilmers Recker at 2651283.

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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 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.

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$4,690,000. 874 Woodlyn Dr.: Frawley Brian T. to Fannie Mae; $70,000. 878 Fenchurch Ct.: Francis Richard L. & Stephanie A. to Nine Jose & Josefina Magallanes-Nin; $357,000. 925 Pamela Dr.: Fiddes Richard C. & Cynthia M. to Fuqua Ashley B. & Amanda J.; $123,000. 990 Woodlyn Dr.: Fisher Michelle A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $70,000.

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Anderson park district runs/walks to remember Anderson Township Park District’s sixth annual Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Sept. 12, at Beech Acres Park, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Registration time is at 4:30 p.m. with the new Honoree Ceremony at 5:45 p.m. The Run/Walk starts at 6 p.m. There will be awards for overall top male and female awards and age group awards for male and female. The price is $20 for pre-registration and $25 for race day registration. Register online at before Tuesday, Sept. 8. The event will also fea-


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ture the band “Super-Massive” at 6 p.m. The Run to Remember began with Nancy Horn, a loving wife and mother who lost her 14-month battle with brain cancer in September of 2003. Following the first event, the Horn family and friends invited others to “run to remember” their significant loved one. Today, the event has expanded to celebrate the lives of many individuals as a way to honor their memory. Proceeds benefit the Anderson Township Park District Playground Fund. Run to Remember is officially a 5K Run/Walk.

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