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Big fundraiser set

ANDERSON TWP. – The Country Store, an annual fall gathering in Anderson Township, returns on Saturday, Sept. 24. It’s one of the biggest fundraisers for the Anderson Township Historical Society and a fun day for families, said society member Al Robinson. Country Store runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, near the intersection with Bartels Road. FULL STORY, A2

By Lisa Wakeland

Driving range sold

ANDERSON TWP. – Clear Creek Park on state Route 32 in Anderson Township could get bigger in the next few years. The Anderson Township Park District recently spent close to $394,000 of taxpayers’ money to buy the roughly 27acre Anderson Township Practice Range site, which is adjacent to the park property. Park District officials have been looking at the property since the early 1990s, said Executive Director Ken Kushner. FULL STORY, A3


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Anderson High School running back Kamel Bradley (1) is tackled by Turpin High School defensive back Thomas Stocker (19) during Anderson’s dramatic 20-17 come-frombehind win Friday night in front of a packed stadium at Turpin. For more about the game please see page A7.

ANDERSON TWP. – It’s been almost two years since construction stopped on a planned cinema and parking garage in Anderson Township and the development remains a concrete shell on the hillside. Resident Bill Teater asked the trustees at last week’s meeting if there were any plans in place to finish the project, known as Anderson Towne Place, located between the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, and the Kmart store, 7528 Beechmont Ave. The JFP Group broke ground for the multimillion dollar Anderson Towne Place cinema and parking garage in 2007 and first aimed for an opening the following year. Design revisions – including scrapping planned condominiums, a restaurant and outdoor amphitheater – delayed the project. First Financial Bank then filed for foreclosure of the mortgages the JFP Group held for the property in November 2009. Anderson Township has already paid the JFP Group $5.8 million of taxpayers’ money for the parking garage construction and has a lease for parking spaces in the completed garage. Trustee Kevin O’Brien said he was under the impression that it would cost an additional $4.5 million to complete the garage and that money could be better spent on other township projects like trails, parks or greenspace. “As far as I know, there is no policy of this board to complete the parking garage,” he said.

Trustee Russ Jackson, who has championed the plan to bring a movie cinema to the site, has said he is optimistic about the project coming to fruition. Jackson said he’s heard estimates to complete the project are closer to $2.5 million. Anderson Towne Place is still owned by the JFP Group and the foreclosure proceeding remains in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. First Financial Bank has not released the property and Jackson said if the project didn’t have potential the bank could have cut its losses instead of holding on to the development. “Just because you haven’t seen any plans doesn’t mean people aren’t working toward it,” Jackson told O’Brien. Anderson Township and Anderson Investors LLC, developers of Anderson Towne Center, were named as defendants in the foreclosure case for interests in the parking garage and easement, respectively. “The project was a victim of the economy (and) ... at some point it’s going to turn around and we fully believe that is going to be a site that’s going to benefit the township,” Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said. “We do have the lease hold interest in the property and we’re willing to work with any developer that’s interested in coming in to finish the project or build something else.” The township has a contract to lease spaces in the completed parking garage for $1 per year for an initial term of 99 years.

Hearing set on McNick’s bleacher plan Big decisions

NEWTOWN – Village Council has big decisions to make in the coming months as the village will soon take back its current fire station from the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District. Council recently voted to conduct discussions leading up to that decision during regular council meetings, and not in council’s Long-term Long-range Building Committee meetings. FULL STORY, A4

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MT. WASHINGTON – After a delay of several weeks, plans for bleachers and a press box at McNicholas High School’s athletic field will once again go before Cincinnati zoning officials. A hearing is planned for 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the zoning administration office, 3300 Central Parkway. The school’s plan to add bleachers and a press box to the Project Paradise athletic field has been a recent subject of controversy. While the Mt. Washington Community Council voted in favor of the plan during its August meeting, residents have weighed in on both sides of the issue. School officials have met with neighbors abutting the field to try and reach some type of accord. Opponents to the project have

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McNicholas High School athletic director Rob Heise stands next to the school’s Project Paradise athletic field. A zoning hearing on the field will be Wednesday, Sept. 28. expressed concerns about increased traffic, noise and potential lighting issues if further upgrades are pursued. The new bleachers would seat about 2,050 people. “It has been quite a roller coaster,” said Rob Heise, athletic director for McNicholas High School. “Our goal is to meet with neighbors (who) have concerns.

“Hopefully, we can come to some agreement and move forward.” Scott Fratianne, a Spindlewick Lane resident who has expressed opposition to the project, said negotiations are ongoing. “The neighbors recognize and do want to see McNicholas prosper, but given the current way the plan was presented it did present a

number of concerns,” he said. Fratianne said there has been a misperception that some of the neighbors simply want to block the project. “We hope working with the school we can come to a resolution that allows Project Paradise to move forward,” he said. During last month’s Mt. Washington Community Council meeting the majority of those who addressed council spoke in support of the school’s plans. Jake Williams, board president of the Mt. Washington Community Council, said he does not anticipate further involvement by the Community Council at least as far as the bleachers are concerned. “We have made sure all of the parties were heard, and that (was) our objective,” he said. For more about your community visit .

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Country Store event set for Sept. 24-25 By Lisa Wakeland


Student groups often visit the Miller-Leuser Log House on Clough Pike. The Anderson Township Historical Society, which owns the property, is hosting its annual Country Store Sept. 24-25.

ANDERSON TWP. – The Country Store, an annual fall gathering in Anderson Township, returns on Saturday, Sept. 24. It’s one of the biggest fundraisers for the Anderson Township Historical Society and a fun day for families, said society member Al Robinson. Country Store runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, near the intersection with Bartels Road. “The proceeds are for the

maintenance and preservation of the log house,” Robinson said. There will be a bake sale, a farmers market, games, entertainment, a raffle and the popular Cobweb Corner flea market, said historical society member Bev Robinson. “It’s about the early days of Anderson Township,” she said of the Country Store. “People are excited for it and there is really something for everyone.” The big raffle prize is a dinner for eight people in the log house, a tradition that’s been around for years, Robinson said. Other raffle prizes include a framed picture of a

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• What: Country Store, an annual Anderson Township Historical Society festival. • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. • Where: The Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, near the intersection with Bartels Road. • The Kinner Old Time String Band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. • Call 231-2114 with questions. paddle boat and a handcarved, wooden chickadee from a local artist.

“Part of the heritage of this community is right here,” Bev said. “I hope people enjoy themselves and come back.” The Miller-Leuser Log House received an Ohio Historical Marker earlier this year and Robinson said Country Store gives the community a chance to visit the property rather than just driving by. “For some people, this will be the instigator to learn more about Anderson History and the (historical) society itself,” he said. Get Anderson Township updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter at ownship.

BRIEFLY Road closure

Mt. Carmel Road in Anderson Township, between Broadwell Road and Apple Blossom Lane, will be closed for resurfacing on Monday, Sept. 26. Work is expected to last until Nov. 13. Traffic will be detoured from Broadwell Road to

Round Bottom Road to state Route 32 to Moran Road and vice versa. Problems or questions should be directed to Brian Moore with Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping, 874-3777, or to Vince Bennett or Patrick Ashcraft with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, 946-8430.

Volunteers needed

Anderson Township is seeking volunteers for a steering committee for two upcoming planning studies. Volunteers can expect to attend four to six meetings starting in November 2011 for the Ohio Riverfront plan and in January 2012 for the Ancor area plan.

Contact Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury, pdrury@andersontownship.or g or 688-8400, by Wednesday, Sept. 28, to volunteer. The township trustees will review and appoint volunteers to a steering committee in October. The Ohio Riverfront plan was adopted in 2002 and covers the area from Coney Island to the Clermont County line. The Ancor area plan was adopted in 1994 and covers an area near Round Bottom, Broadwell and Mt. Carmel roads. Learn more the plans at

Art fair

The annual A Fair of the Arts at Beech Acres Park is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Many local artists will feature pieces in stained glass, pottery, painting, mixed media, jewelry and more. There will be first-place and second-place awards for

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The Physicians Charitable Foundation will host a wine tasting fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved through the medical staff office, 6244391 or 624-4058 Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s scholarship program, which awards scholarships to area high school seniors who express an interest in a health-care related field, and the foundation’s other charitable work. Tastings are provided by “The Wine Guy” with food by Funky’s Catering.

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Township, will conduct its fifth annual cut-a-thon for the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Cincinnati from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Haircuts or pink feathers will be offered for a minimum donation of $10. Participants can call for an appointment at 474-0800 or walk in the day of the event.

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Anderson Township resident Max Meyer, 9, will lead his Mighty Mob team in the Cincinnati Walks for Kids event on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Mighty Mob will be raising money to support Max’s doctor, Dr. Stella Davies, and her bone marrow failure research. In January 2009, Meyer was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a life-threatening condition also known as bone marrow failure. His sister Ellee, who was 17 months old at the time, was a bone marrow match and helped save her brother’s life. Max’s Mighty Mob has raised more than $15,000 in the two years to support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Visit to donate or join the team. The Cincinnati Walks for Kids begins at 10 a.m. at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.


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Anderson Park District buys driving range By Lisa Wakeland

ANDERSON TWP. – Clear Creek Park on state Route 32 in Anderson Township could get bigger in the next few years. The Anderson Township Park District recently spent close to $394,000 of taxpayers’ money to buy the roughly 27-acre Anderson Township Practice Range site, which is adjacent to the park property. Park District officials have been looking at the property since the early 1990s, said Executive Director Ken Kushner. There are no immediate plans to expand the park and Kushner said the first priority is to clean up the site and solve flooding issues. Clear Creek Park generally floods some each year, but as the clean, hard fill area increased on the adjacent property it created more flooding problems for the Park District. This spring’s flooding probably took out four acres of sod, Kushner said. “When we can’t use it ... it’s not a good thing for us or users or the community in general,” he said. Scott Menke, who owned the Anderson Township Practice Range, received a permit for a clean, hard fill area in 2003, Dan Taphorn, an urban conservationist with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, said earlier this year. Back then, the Soil and

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fire station, which the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District will vacate later this year. The Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District will soon move into the former E-check building at 7036 Main St. “I think we owe it to the village,” Kobasuk said. “Seven heads are better than three.” The committee, which consists of councilmen Joe Harten, Curt Tiettmeyer and Mayor Curt Cosby, is looking at possible uses for the fire station on Church

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Forest Hills homecomings’ cinematic flair By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TWP. – Movies will be a central theme at this year’s Forest Hills Local School District’s high school homecoming dances. The theme for the Anderson High School homecoming dance is classic movies. The dance will be 9 Bertsch p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Anderson High School cafeteria, 7560 Forest Road. Turpin High School’s homecoming dance will be the following weekend from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, at the high school gymnasium, 2650 Bartels Road. The theme will be Pixar movies. This year homecoming at Anderson High School will be somewhat different. The Anderson High School homecoming committee decided instead of floats this year the money would go toward helping a charity organization. Junior Angela Massoud said donations will be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of American in memory of Mitchell Sayre, a student who died from the cancer-related condition in May. Money raised at the traditional tailgate party from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Anderson High School parking lot, will also go to the Sarcoma Foundation. English teacher and student council adviser Kate Hurley said council played a big role in preparations this year. “We wanted to provide students with more leadership responsibilities, and homecoming is the biggest event,” she


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McNick’s Eveler scores perfect ACT As McNicholas student Luke Eveler begins his senior year he will be able to check one item off his to do list – taking the ACT. In June Eveler took the ACT for the first time and learned he received a perfect score of 36. “When I checked the score online, I was surprised. I knew that 36 was perfect, and I thought I did pretty well, but didn’t think it would be perfect. I was happy, though, because now I knew I wouldn’t have to take the test again,” Eveler said. According to the official website for the ACT, only 588 of nearly 1.6 million students who took the test in 2010 earned a composite score of 36. Eveler said he took several practice tests online, but he felt the real preparation came from the challenging academics at McNi-

cholas. “For me, I’ve always done well in math and science so it was in English that I needed the teachers’ help to get better. ObviEveler ously the teachers are doing a good job,” Eveler said. Luke’s mother, Jamie Eveler, agrees. “Luke has always worked very hard. The combination of his effort and the excellent instruction and curriculum provided by the honors and AP programs at McNicholas resulted in the perfect 36!” Jamie said. Jean Collins, who taught Luke in junior Honors English said that, “Luke was the quiet observer in class; he was always thinking. In

a class of extremely bright young men and women, Luke’s insights were insightful and challenging to the other students. His combination of sports and academics is a laudable accomplishment.” Jamie said that Luke has been receiving responses from colleges and universities that are “exciting and encouraging.” Although Luke said he has not narrowed down his dream school, he is planning to apply to Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. Academic services and enrollment director Lizanne Ingram said, “In my 17 years at McNicholas Luke stands out as a creative intellectual. A perfect score is an extraordinary accomplishment, and we are so proud of Luke.”


Anderson High School English teacher Kate Hurley, left, and junior Angela Massoud are among those helping coordinate this year’s homecoming dance. The Anderson High School homecoming dance will be Saturday, Sept. 24. Turpin High School will have its homecoming dance Saturday, Oct. 1. said. Turpin students have also been busy preparing for the big day. Student council came up with several ideas for a homecoming theme, said English teacher and student council adviser Steve Bertsch. A Pixar theme was chosen as part of a schoolwide vote, he said. Turpin will once again display floats before the homecoming game. “It’s a tradition and something student council wanted to do,” said Bertsch. For information on homecoming activities visit the Forest Hills website at http://www. Get Anderson Township updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter at andersontownship.


Winners of the 2011 Mercy Anderson Physicians Charitable Foundation Scholarships are, in front row, from left, Melissa Modzelewski, Eileen Brady and Chelsea Knapp. In back row, from left, are Steven Varnau, Kevin Polacek, Adam Miller and Andrew Pavelka Not pictured are Anna Bloemer and Madeline Perry.

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Ursuline Academy Class of 2011 performing arts alumnae, from left: front, Katherine Nash, Morgan Judd, Abby Bartish and Mimi Lamantia; back, Lauren Whang, Ali Valentine, Erin McCoy, Colleen Ladrick and Emily Whang.

Ursuline performing arts grad keeps acting

A 2011 Ursuline Academy graduate from Anderson Township will soon take her love of the stage off to college. Colleen Ladrick will major in dramatic performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Con-

servatory of Music. “Ursuline has provided me with a great education, values, and skills that I can use both academically and when working as an actor. I owe a lot to my Ursuline education,” Ladrick said.


Natalie Starr, a graduate of Turpin High School, was recently awarded a Humana Foundation Scholarship. Starr attends the University of Kentucky and is studying nursing. She’s on the dean’s list and plays women’s soccer.


Annie Dillard of Anderson Township, a gerontology and speech pathology and audiology major at Miami University, recently received the Outstanding Gerontology Senior Major Award from Miami’s sociology and

gerontology department at the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.


Carl W. Coburn, Anderson High School class of 2007, graduated from Wittenberg University in May with a BA in biology and economics. Coburn was the senior recipient of the Emmett Bodenberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Biology and was named to the dean's list. Coburn is currently attending University of Wyoming in the masters degree program for agronomy. His parents are Carl and Deb Coburn of Anderson Township.

The Anderson Medical staff is again helping high school students pursue their dream of a career in healthcare. The annual Physicians Charitable Foundation (PCF) Scholarships were recently awarded to nine deserving area high school seniors as they prepare to start college classes this fall. Each of the students received a $2,000 scholarship to use toward their education. Criteria for the scholarship included an interest in a career in health care, exceptional academic performance, community service, and participation in extra-curricular activities. “This years recipients are an outstanding group of young men and women who will enjoy meaningful and rewarding health related careers,” said Dr. Rob Hiltz, the current president of the PCF. “It is

the tradition of the medical staff and the PCF to support the education of future healthcare professionals.” The winners of the 2011 Physicians Charitable Foundation Scholarships are: • Anne Bloemer – McNcholas High School • Eileen Brady – St. Ursula Academy • Chelsea Knapp – Milford High School • Adam Miller – St Xavier High School • Melissa Modzelewski – Anderson High School • Andrew Pavelka – Wyoming High School • Madeline Perry – St. Ursula Academy • Kevin Polacek – Anderson High School • Steven Varnau – Turpin High School

The PCF started in 1999 as the charitable arm of the Anderson Medical Staff and is a tax exempt foundation which has awarded 117 scholarships valued at $140,000. It is funded by donations from current and former members of the medical staff. 2011marks the first year for a named scholarshiphonoring Dr. William V. Van Gilse. It was awarded to Kevin Polacek of Anderson High School. In 2012 in addition to the annual scholarship awards the PCF is developing a science award for the outstanding Junior year science student and science department. Information and application forms for 2012 awards can be obtained online at ,or through the medical staff office at 624-4058.

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Sixth grade

First Honors – Molly Barresi, Claire Callahan, Matt Curoe, Hank Gerhardt, Drew Grisemer, Cam Haynes, Natalie Lucas, Charlie Perez, Claire Salcido and Gunnar Schube. Second Honors – Peter Breissinger, Michael

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Seventh grade

First Honors – Lauren Arcuri, Nick Arcuri, Annie Feldkamp, Joe Heintz, Abby Moellering, Andrew Seta and Elizabeth Williams. Second Honors – Alex Bennett, Mitchell Clark, Maddie Dickerson, Jared Hochwalt, Alyssa Plaut, Kelly Roberts, Clare Shurmer, Sarah Taylor, Gretchen Thomas, Alex Yates and Christopher Yates.

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Eighth grade

First Honors – Maddie Abanto, Erica Behrens, Allison Brady, Jack Breissinger, Barry Dillion, Kate Gibler, Myles Homan, Clair Hopper, Maureen Kimutis, Jack Perez, Francie Ruppert, Chris Shoemaker, Benak Vrishabhendra and Nikki Weaver. Second Honors – Stephen Dunker, Mary Clare Lithen, Mackenzie Patterson, Andrea Sanitato, Stephanie Williams and Evan Wooten.


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September 21, 2011

Ensemble effort

Traveling team


The Anderson High School DECA students recently traveled to Orlando for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Pictured – back row from left, Emily Tenoever, Megan Gulbrandsen, Mat Rosen, Nick Watkins, Megan Anderson and Sky Hannan; front row, Annie Clark and Olivia Clark.


This past spring the second-period, eighth-grade band, eighth-grade male chorus and eighth-grade orchestra student musicians participate in the District 14 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state assessment at Mt. Healthy High School. Nagel Middle School was the only middle school in each Hamilton and Clermont County to have bands, chorus and orchestras represented at this state event. Each Nagel ensemble chose to perform music and was adjudicated in the highest, most difficult classification of (A). And finally, not only did each Nagel ensembles receive the highest possible rating of ( I ) Superior, but each ensemble received straight Superior ratings from the OMEA adjudicators. The Nagel Band was the only band in all of Hamilton and Clermont Counties to receive a Superior rating in class A.



Make McNicholas your choice

Deciding on the best education for your child is clear when the choice is Archbishop McNicholas High School. McNicholas provides a coeducational, Christ-centered Catholic community with award-winning and challenging academic programs, over 30 clubs to meet every student’s interest, and a full roster of competitive athletic teams. Coed opportunities in these extra-curricular activities and in class prepare students with well-rounded experiences that will guide them as they enter the real world. Spiritual growth is fostered daily and through group retreats. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all participate in Days of Reflection and Renewal. Seniors participate in a Kairos retreat or an Appalachian retreat.


McNicholas fosters Catholic identity through faith development and encourages social consciousness through service. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of service before graduation, but the average per student is almost 80 hours. In 2011, 67 seniors became part of The Century Club, which honors those who have given over 100 hours of service during their four years. The total number of service hours for the Class of 2011 totaled over 10,000 hours.

women, and also has very active intramural volleyball and basketball leagues. McNicholas boasts several district and regional championships, many from the 2010-2011season. McNicholas also holds several state titles, King of the Hill trophies, and other league honors. McNicholas is currently in Phase II of Project Paradise, the initiative to give Rocket athletes the home field advantage with the new all-weather artificial turf field and the soon –to-be installed regulation eight-lane track in Penn Station Stadium.

This advertorial package showcasing Archbishop McNicholas High School was inadvertently omitted from the Private Schools Directory section included in today’s Community Press Newspapers. The Service Club is one of the most active organizations on campus. Each year, they organize the Warm Clothing Drive, the Thanksgiving Giveback food collection, the Christmas Gifts for Kids Program, Penny Drive, and St. Patrick’s Day Senior Citizen Prom. They also take part in the Adopt-a-Highway program.


Over the past decade, McNicholas has had over 30 National Merit Semifinalists and nearly iThink 70 National Merit Commended Excellence in academics is Students. McNicholas is also at the center of McNicholas. proud to offer the SAIL (SupMcNicholas implemented a port and Accommodations for Tablet PC program this past Identified Learners) Program, year with the Classes of 2014 which addresses the needs and 2015 to give students an of identified students, helping edge in 21st century learning. them cope with learning in the McNicholas is the first coed high school environment. The school in the region to offer iCompete Compete with the best! Mc- Class of 2011 earned $11.3 this to their students. Nicholas offers over 42 teams million in scholarships and 99% McNicholas offers a broad at all levels for both men and continued to higher education. range of curricular choices to challenge every student at the appropriate level. The overall curriculum includes a College Preparatory Program offering two levels of courses; honors courses in math, English, and Spanish; and STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to create critical thinkers who will abound in the work force and in higher education. Classes have a ratio of 14 students to every teacher, and McNicholas offers 13 Advanced Placement courses as well as 25 fine and performing arts electives.

From freshman orientation to senior graduation, students will find many choices at McNicholas to prepare them for life after high school academically, socially, and spiritually.

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Name of School: McNicholas High School Address: 6536 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 Area of Town: Mt. Washington Phone: 513-231-3500 Grades: 9-12 Number of Students Enrolled: 640 Religious Affiliation (if any): Catholic Tuition: $8675 Scholarship/Financial Assistance Available: Yes Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 Percent Going to College: 99% Hot Buttons: Christ-centered and service oriented, McNicholas is the right choice for your son or daughter. We became the first coed Catholic school in the region to implement a Tablet PC program and boast a community of challenging academics, over 30 clubs, and 42 athletic teams.


Bible gardens

Anne Pavely’s third-grade class at Guardian Angels School in Mt. Washington create Bible Gardens. Forest Hills food editor and herbalist Rita Heikenfeld recently visited the classroom of her grandson Luke and taught the students how to make the gardens. The planters were filled with edible plants and flowers.


Peaceful day

Retiring principal Rita Swegman, retiring teachers Jodi Merritt, Margaret Jacoby and Ginger Fischesser observe Sands Montessori Peace Day, earlier this year.


Every Rocket is encouraged to become involved and with over 30 clubs, groups, and organizations to choose from, every student finds a place in the McNicholas community. The choices range from the exhilaration of musicals to the intensity of Academic Team tournaments, from the activism of Service Club to the leadership of Student Council. The Ecology Club started a community garden on the McNicholas campus in the Spring of 2011 and just celebrated their first harvest during an afterschool cookout with the Cooking Club. In addition to the National Honor Society, McNicholas also recognizes students in honor societies for French, Latin, Spanish, science, math, and art. The award-winning band has been invited to participate in the Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day and Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parades annually and in 2009, they were invited to represent the State of Ohio in the Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C.

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Career camp participants Adam Oppold and Greg Fette, both juniors at St. Xavier High School and Anderson Township residents, recently participated in the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati IT Careers Camp, held at the University of Cincinnati business school. The INTERalliance serves as a model of cooperation between businesses and educators-working together to identify, nurture, train, employ and retain the area’s best IT talent. Each year the INTERalliance selects 100 sophomores from the Cincinnati area to participate in these camps. The participants compete as teams to solve real issues facing certain businesses.

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• Turpin beat Kings, 4-1, Sept. 10, and Glen Este, 3-1, Sept. 13. At the end of the week, the Spartans had posted an 8-2 record. Following the Glen Este match, junior Emma Bryan had posted 65 kills on the year, while senior setter Kelsey Fender has 118 assists. • McNicholas beat Purcell Marian, 3-0, to take command of first place in the GGCL Central Division, Sept. 15. The Rockets, who are ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer’s Division I Coaches’ Poll, have received strong contributions from Kayla Fritz, who leads the team with 166 assists. She also has 63 digs on the year.

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• Tyler Gumbert scored the game’s lone goal to lead the Redskins over Indian Hill, 1-0, Sept. 10. Ryan Strunk made four saves in the shutout.

Girls soccer

• Turpin beat Anderson 20 behind goals from Ava Biesenbender and Maryellen Tully, Sept. 10. Goalie Amanda Herzog recorded six saves in the shutout to lead the Spartans. Turpin was ranked No. 7 in the Enquirer Division I week three coaches’ poll. A feature on the Turpin girls will run Sept. 28. • McNicholas shutout Roger Bacon, 7-0, Sept. 12. Savannah Carmosino scored two goals for the Rockets in the victory. The Rockets followed up the win with a 1-0 shutout of Seton, Sept. 14. Goalie Alli Thul made six saves in the contest.


• Anderson knocked off Summit behind winning efforts at singles from Maddy Crawford and Nicole Abramovich, Sept. 14. • Turpin’s Ellen Antoniades earned a two-set win to help lead the Spartans to a 3-2 win over Wilmington, Sept. 14. The doubles play of Brenna Horn and Keli Finzer and Paige Francis and Haley Combs helped seal the victory for the Spartans.



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Anderson tops Turpin with last-second TD

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ANDERSON TWP. - In sports, not many games live up to the hype. But this year’s Turpin and Anderson match up was one of the exceptions. Down three points with a little more than 10 seconds to play, Anderson senior quarterback Nick Mason found junior Jared Cook for a 10-yard touchdown pass in the southeastern corner of the endzone. The score gave the Redskins a 20-17 lead with just 7.8 seconds left to play at Turpin High School, Sept. 16. Cook never doubted he would come down with the pass. “I knew I had it,” he said. “Mason put a perfect pass on me. I did a release on the kid, and I was confident I was going to catch that pass.” The play, known as “Indy five,” according to Cook, gave the Redskins their first victory over their indistrict rival since the two last played in the regional finals four years ago. That contest propelled Anderson into the state final four. Two weeks later, the squad brought the championship back to Anderson Township. The current win was important for the Redskins because the squad dropped its first three games of the year. Another loss, most likely would have dampened Anderson’s playoff hopes for this season. “We needed to get a win, and yeah, it was over Turpin, which was a great thing, but I don’t get too caught up in who we are beating,” Anderson head coach Jeff Giesting said. “I just want to beat somebody, and we finally got that done and that’s why it was a big win for us.” Mason persevered to make the big play at the end of the game after throwing three interceptions in the contest. “Nick always believes he can get it done ... if you are going to go to war, you go to war with a kid that believes in himself and he does that and he makes plays,” Giesting said. Turpin quarterback Connor Jansen was kept relatively quiet throughout the first half and only passed for 60 yards. But when trailing in the fourth quarter with 10:41 to play, Jansen connected with Turpin senior receiver Mitch Stevens for a 40-

Other local scores Fenwick 35, McNicholas 7

Without quarterback Austin Ernst, McNicholas couldn’t get their offense started against Fenwick. The Rockets did rush the ball for 168 total yards with five different backs getting carries in the game. A big bulk of those yards came when Max Harmon ran for a 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Fenwick accumulated 374 total yard of offense, while the Rockets only recorded 174 yards. Next up: The Rockets host Chaminade Julienne at Anderson High School, Sept. 24.

Lockland 20, Summit 17

Lockland sophomore quarterback Tyrell Gilbert threw a 45-yard touchdown strike to senior tight end Avery Barnes for the go-ahead score with 2:02 remaining. Summit’s Ladon Laney rushed for 185 yards and one touchdown for the Silver Knights. With the loss, the Silver Knights dropped to 3-1 on the season. Next up: Summit travels to North College Hill, Sept. 23.


Anderson quarterback Kevin Rogers (12) scrambles with the ball and gets tackled by three Turpin defenders in the first quarter. Rogers had a 69-yard touchdown run during the game. Anderson drive alive. Another standout from the contest was Kevin Rogers, who could be found under center when Giesting called for the Redskins to switch to the spread formation. Giesting said that the Turpin game was the most his team has worked out of the formation this season. And the moved paid off. JOSEPH FUQUA II/STAFF Rogers’ 69-yard run down the Anderson’s Kyle Payne (left) and Cody Schmidt sidelines opened up the scoring to (right) put hits on Turpin quarterback Connor put Anderson ahead, 7-0, in the Jansen (center) during the first quarter of the second quarter. He ended the game Redskins’ 20-17 win, Sept. 16. with 114 rushing yards. “We used the spread more yard touchdown pass. About five minutes later, Shane tonight and it paid off,” Giesting Kelley booted an 18-yard field goal said. “Rogers did a great job, and to give the Spartans their final lead we just tried to use him a lot more. He had to step up and do someof the game. After exchanging punts, the thing, and I thought he did a nice Redskins got the ball back with job offensively.” With the loss, Turpin, ranked No. 1:58 to go just inside their own 405 in the coaches’ poll, drops to 2-2 yard line. About a minute later, Mason on the season. called his own number and took running for the sideline. He came up short of the first down, but a Turpin personal foul kept the

The two teams played in front of a sold out stadium at Turpin High School, with auxiliary bleachers set up opposite the stands for Anderson fans. Redskin faithful could also be seen standing huddled around the track, and especially in the spot where Cook would catch his game deciding touchdown It made for psyched up atmosphere, according to Cook. “(Both teams) were ready to go and we came out and collided,” Cook said. Anderson hosts Northwest High School, Sept. 23, while Milford travels to play the Spartans. According to on Facebook, Turpin’s JV team beat Anderson 13-0 on Sept. 17. For more coverage, visit, and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

Highlight Reel:

• Check out the Press Preps writers as they wrap up the week that was week four of the football season, and give previews on this week’s games. www.cincinnati .com/blogs/presspreps • Anderson wide receiver Jared Cook caught the goahead touchdown pass against Turpin, Sept. 16. To see Cook took out the play, visit

This week’s MVP:

• Goes to Anderson quarterback Nick Mason. Despite throwing three interceptions in the Redskins’ win over Turpin, Mason connected with Jared Cook when it counted for a 20-17 Anderson win, Sept. 16.


Turpin quarterback Connor Jansen (2) dives through the pile to score a touchdown against Anderson, Sept. 16.


Anderson halfback Kamel Bradley (1) runs the ball and gets it knocked loose by Turpin’s Walker Brightwell (17) in the first quarter of the Redskins’ win, Sept. 16.

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September 21, 2011

Anderson retakes ‘King of the Hill’ By Nick Dudukovich


Anderson’s Ben Correll tees off No. 9 at Coldstream Country Club, Sept. 14.


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ANDERSON TWP. - For Anderson High School sophomore golfer Ben Correll, one year was enough. During his first King of the Hill tri-match with Turpin and McNicholas last season, McNicholas took the trophy. But now, the Redskins have it back, for the third time in four years. “About time,” Correll said. The Redskins recaptured the neighborhood championship behind the strong play of Correll and sophomore Grant Wethington, who each shot a match low 5-over-par 41 on the front nine at Cold Stream Country Club. As a team, the Redskins posted a 170 to hold off Turpin (181) and McNick (184). Other top Anderson scores included a 45 from senior Matt Birkenhauer, as well as a 43 from freshman Jack Nordloh. Anderson head coach Dave Lunn credited Nordlow’s performance as the key to the squad’s victory, especially since the freshman started the match off slowly. “He (shot a nine) on the first hole, and still shot 43,” Lunn said. “Five-over after the first hole and went 2over (par) the rest of the way? As a freshman, that’s solid.” Despite putting trouble, Correll was able to turn it the low score that the squad has come to expect. But despite his final


The Anderson Redskins won their third King of the Hill trophy in four years with a win over McNick and Turpin at Coldstream Country Club, Sept. 14. The team shot a combined 170 to earn the win. From left: Ben Correll, Ryan Hanrahan, Alex Loesing, Matt Birkenhauer, Korey Auckerman, Grant Wethington, Jack Nordloh, and head coach David Lunn. score, Correll, who made first-team all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference last season, wishes he had a better outing. “The greens were bumpy,” Correll said. “I probably should have played better.” Lunn said Correll’s performance has become what the Redskins have begun to expect. “He started of OK, and then he struggled but then he got it back,” Lunn said. He’s usually in the 30s, but it’s always good to see him...fight back.” Wethington stayed in contention for low score by knocking down a 20-foot par putt on No. 7. Considering his past troubles on the hole, Wethington was willing to take the score. “It was hard (to play),” Wethington said. “I never

King of the Hill scores Anderson

Ben Correll, 41* Grant Wethington, 41* Ryan Hanrahan, 51 Matt Birkenhauer, 45* Jack Nordloh, 43* Alex Loesing, 46 Total 170

Ryan Gayheart, 53 Total 184


Nick Ewan, 42* Matt Stockman, 49* Corey Flynn, 50 Will Gunzenhaeuser, 44* Mitch Piening, 51 Jacob Barker, 46* Total, 181


Ryan Winkler, 51* Eddie Birk, 43* Mitch Bloemer, 45* Eric Boychan, 45* Nick Ravagnani, 62

play well there.” Lunn was excited to see Wethington stay calm on a high-intensity stage. “Grant’s had that game in him (all season)...a 41 on here...that’s solid.” With FAVC Championships looming Sept. 27, both Correll and and Wethington said the King of the Hill match helped them work out some kinks in

* Denotes scores used to calculate team total. The top four scores from each team are used.

their game, while also leaving some room to improve. “(This match) was a big confidence builder,” Wethington said. “I just need to work on the short game.” For more coverage, visit ps, and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

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Rivalry on the pitch

Turpin High School sophomore Ben Hogan (left) and Anderson High School senior Jake Howard (right) battle for the ball in the first half of the Sept. 15 match at Anderson. Anderson and Turpin went on to tie 1-1.

Anderson junior Joseph Glisson (left) and senior Dom Yorio (right) chase down Turpin senior Connor Uhl (middle) early in the second half of the Sept. 15 match at Anderson. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.


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New lineup, same success for St. X cross country 2011 squad By Ben Walpole

St. Xavier High School cross country coach Mike Dehring had just finished breaking down his expectations for the weekend’s meet with his team when a runner approached him with a question. “He said, ‘Coach, maybe I missed something, but how do we get up there? Do our parents drive us?’” Dehring said, laughing about it a week later. “It just kind of dawned on me, like ‘Oh my gosh.’” Such is life for a team that graduated six of its top seven runners from last year’s group that finished sixth in the state meet. The Bombers are learning on the fly – be it upping the training mileage, dealing with big-meet jitters or, yes, the always-important “How do I get to the race?” questions. “It’s something that you wouldn’t normally think is important. But it can be important,” Dehring said. “I think it was a very good experience.” The Bombers responded at the meet in question with their best showing of the young season, finishing second in a 40-team field at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, Sept. 10. Cleveland St. Ignatius won the meet. St. X put five runners in the top 61, led by senior Jake


Jake Grabowski, an Anderson Township resident, has assumed a leadership role on this year’s St. Xavier High School cross country team. Grabowski, who was 17th. “We had a really good weekend,” Dehring said. “I’m not sure where we were after the first couple weeks. We put together a team that was close to our full team at Tiffin and performed very well I think, especially considering we have a lot of guys who haven’t run at a big-meet level.” Grabowski, an Anderson Township resident, is the lone returning runner from

last year’s state-meet lineup. He often ran as the Bombers’ fourth or fifth man last season but has transitioned into the team leader seamlessly. “We count on Jake for a lot,” Dehring said. “I think it is difficult to be the No. 1 man because there is a certain responsibility that goes with that, but Jake has handled it phenomenally well.” Sophomore Evan Stifel finished 29th at Tiffin in 16:33. Seniors Sean Hogan (Hyde Park) and John Lewnard (White Oak) figure to be key runners. The junior class is talented, led by Alex Kevin (Loveland), Patrick Drumm (West Chester) and Andrew Gardner (Anderson Township). St. X boasts outstanding team depth. The Bomber varsity B team won the Tiffin B race. The overall program included more than 120 runners. Even with so many new runners, the Bombers hope to challenge for the Greater Catholic League South title and make a run at their 24th trip to state in the last 25 years. “Very optimistic,” Grabowski said. “We can be really good, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

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Feds yield on deadlines for road signs I’ve been working since March to put the brakes on an unfunded federal mandate that would force communities to replace many signs along public roads by 2015. Other signs, including those for street names, would have to be replaced by 2018. The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 30 signaled it would heed warnings from me and others to slow down. The goal is to install signs with greater reflective surfaces and larger letters, which would make them more visible and easier to read. That could improve safety because drivers could read them faster. I like the idea, but replacing existing signs before they wear out could be extremely expensive. Replacing all street signs in unincorporated areas of Warren County could cost more than $1 million, according to a 2010 study by the county engineer. It could cost more than $1.7 million when factoring in labor. Before becoming a member of

Congress, I was a state representative and also served 11 years as a trustee in Clermont County’s Miami Township. So, I know how frusJean Schmidt trating it can be Community for local officials must cope Press Guest who with expensive Columnist r e g u l a t i o n s imposed by the federal government. I have been working with the Ohio Township Association to resolve the matter in a way that won’t impose undue financial burdens. As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I have been addressing this issue in the upcoming Surface Transportation Bill. I also shared my concerns with Secretary of Transportation Ray

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What specific actions can government take to spur job creation? “I would recommend that the $450 billion slated for the stimulus package be given out directly to taxpayers in the form of vouchers with a value of, say, $1,500 or more. “Based on our 313 million population there should probably be about 200 million taxpayers. So this would work out to around $2,250 each! “The vouchers should expire in 90 days and require that it only be used for the purchase of merchandise. Gosh, I already have a use for it!” D.B. “Create some sense of stability. If the president thinks that he can beat the wealthy by taxing the source of jobs, he’s sadly mistaken. Who does the hiring? The wealthy. All they have to do is wait it out. “The other problem is the misuse of the benefits for those who are out of work. I personally know three such people who apply for jobs and never show up if they’re hired. It’s good to have a safety net, but the loopholes make it a money pit. “Quit rewarding those who send jobs overseas. We need jobs here. “Fraud needs to be stemmed. While there are always those who beat the system, the overcharges to the government are astronomical. And if you try to report it good luck in finding the correct person to report it to. Government is so big and unaccountable it’s almost impossible. “Quit making laws to cover every little thing that might happen in one’s life. Let things play out as the should without interference. Those people in Washington need a reason to be there, and we suffer. “Quit loaning money to those who can’t pay. How many bailouts do we need before someone gets the point? Buying a house is much more than a mortgage payment. Maintanance, repairs, taxes, etc. are all involved. There are those who shouldn’t own a house, but no one seems to get the message. “Quit mandating things for the local governments to do. Whe the money dries up, we’re all respon-

Next question Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to m with Chatroom in the subject line. sible for it. “And last but not least, forget the streetcar.” J.K. “America’s economic problems began about three years ago and the current status, 9.1 percent unemployment, a stumbling stock market, etc., indicate no one in Washington has the answer or is willing to do what must be done. “Solving our economic problem is the simple answer to creating jobs. But achieving that takes political courage that is not evident in any of our leaders. “What must be done? Just look at Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and other European economies that are on the brink of disaster because they refused to get government spending and borrowing under control.” R.V. “In a word, ‘infrastructure.’ Adding a few more words, I personally thought the bailout was necessary but the stimulus package should have dealt more with actual job creation. F.N. “I would like to see Congress take a very serious look at the plan the President presented last week, not from a political standpoint, but from really trying to create jobs for the American public that so desparatately needs jobs. “It seems to me that we cannot continue in the path we were going now ... there must be a change so people can get back to work supporting themselves and their families. Let's support the President's plan!” E.E.C.

LaHood in a June 2 letter. I was joined in signing the letter by two fellow members of Congress, Rep. Tim Holden of Pennsylvania and Rep. Steven C. LaTourette of Bainbridge Township in Geauga County, Ohio. We want our roads to be as safe, but the timelines for new signs could leave little money to maintain roads. And non-compliance by localities could result in a loss of federal funds and increased tort liability. On Aug. 30, the Federal Highway Administration issued a notice of proposed amendments to eliminate 46 of the deadlines regarding sign upgrades. (The Department of Transportation plans to retain 12 deadlines for sign upgrades deemed critical to public safety, including “Stop” or “Yield” signs at railroad crossings that lack automatic gates or flashing lights.) “A specific deadline for replacing street signs makes no sense and would have cost communities

across America millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses,” Secretary LaHood said. “After speaking with local and state officials across the country, we are proposing to eliminate these burdensome regulations. It’s just plain common sense.” I’m not surprised that Secretary LaHood reached this decision. Before he became head of the Department of Transportation, he served with me in Congress – and he was always fair and responsible in weighing considerations. Budgets of governments at all levels are already facing tremendous pressures. The Department of Transportation did the right thing in listening to all those squeaky wheels calling for elimination of most of the deadlines for this unfunded mandate. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

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Ohio’s 2011 redistricting and reapportionment moves forward

Your Ohio legislature was back in session in Columbus the week of Sept. 12. At the top of the agenda for the legislature is the redistricting of the geographical areas served by our representatives to the U.S. Congress. The United States Constitution and federal law specifies how redistricting is to occur every 10 years, subsequent to the release of data from the decennial census. However, the responsibility to divide the state of Ohio into a specified number of congressional d0921_FHJstautbergcolsl stautistricts rests with the legislature. As has been reported, while Ohio’s population grew from 2000 to 2010, it significantly lagged the population growth of other states. As a result, Ohio has been designated to elect only 16 representatives to congress in 2012, down from 18 representatives the previous 10 years. The reduction in the number of representatives is only one of the challenges in redistricting. Also presenting a challenge is the shift in the geographic location of people. In our area, the city of Cincinnati has seen its population shrink the past 10 years, while the populations of suburban areas of Clermont, Warren, and Butler counties have all grown.

In the proposed redistricting map that recently passed the House of Representatives, considerations were given to how to address Peter J. the loss of two Stautberg seats, how to achieve a mix of Community voters so that Press Guest one political Columnist party would not be unduly disadvantaged, how to achieve a balance of population for each district, as well as other considerations mandated by state and federal law, including the federal Voting Rights Act. Upon enactment, these congressional districts will remain in place for the next 10 years. Although not everyone was happy with the resulting map of congressional districts, the plan passed the House of Representatives with some bipartisan support. Each district has a population (based on the 2010 census) of 721,031 or 721,032 people. By one measure, only five districts heavily favor a Republican or Democrat. Finally, with respect to reducing the number of districts, one

district contains the residences of two incumbent Republicans, and one district contains the residences of two incumbent Democrats. At the same time the congressional districts are undergoing change, the legislative districts for the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate are also in the process of changing for the next 10 years. In contrast to drawing congressional districts, the responsibility for drawing districts for state representatives and state senators rests with an apportionment board. There are 99 state representatives and 33 senators to be apportioned among the population of the state. The apportionment board consists of the governor, auditor of state, secretary of state, one Democrat state legislator, and one Republican state legislator. This board of five members has the sole authority to create the legislative districts, and the new districts are not legislative items that require approval of the Ohio House or Senate. The new districts for Congress and state legislators will be in place for the primary elections next spring. Peter J. Stautberg is the representative for the Ohio House 34th District.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

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

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

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

Cleveland – 216-522-7272.


State Rep. Peter Stautberg

34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6886; fax: 614719-3588. E-mail:

State Sen. Shannon Jones

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

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School tradition

McNicholas High School recently conducted its All School Opening Mass. It is a tradition for the freshman students to be escorted into the first All School Mass by social studies teacher, Frank Lowden, who dresses in a kilt and plays the bagpipes, and then be given a standing ovation by the upperclassmen and their teachers.


Junior Teddy Mayer, center, claps his hands together as the freshman students enter Guardian Angels Church.

Cathy Neville, a sophomore, claps her hands together as the freshman students enter Guardian Angels Church.

A group of upperclassman clap for the freshman students as they enter Guardian Angels Church.

Samantha Mueller, a freshman, Grant Tore, a sophomore, and Kelsey Mueller, a senior, enter Guardian Angels Church.

Freshman Kristie Ernst, center, walks with her peers as they enter Guardian Angels Church.

Social Studies teacher Frank Lowden escorts the freshman students into Guardian Angels Church.

Freshman students enter Guardian Angels Church.


Forest Hills Journal

September 21, 2011



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


Music with Miss Meghan, 9:45-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 4 and under. Move and sing. $8. 731-2665; Oakley. Teachers’ Night, 6-8 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Look at new books for the fall and get fund-raising ideas for your school. Includes giveaways. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.


Week-long Open House/Block Party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School- Anderson Township, 1280 Nagel Road, Make your own menu using magazines and glue. Daily events. Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922; Hyde Park. Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Hyde Park. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2 3


Leszek Sokol: The Lightness of Being, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; Hyde Park.


Stars of Magic, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Doors open 6:30 p.m. With Donavan, Phil Dalton, Jason Smith, Professor Potts, “Mr. E” Ron Maifeld, Denny Metz and Bill Pryor. Benefits Katie Haumesser Foundation and Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati. $10, $8 advance. Registration required. Presented by Katie Haumesser Foundation. 602-3763; Anderson Township.


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7755; Newtown.


Craft Beer Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Laszlo’s Iron Skillet, 6900 Valley Ave., On the patio, weather permitting. Five beers and five pizzas. $10 advance; $12. 561-6776. Newtown.


Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 1-4. Free. 396-8960. Norwood.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Skippyjon Jones Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Read some of the Skippyjon Jones stories, then meet Mr. Fluffypants himself. Bring camera. Costumed character event. Ages 2 and up. Free. 7312665; Oakley.


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; Oakley.


Family Scavenger Hunt, 6-8 p.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Dress for weather and bring flashlight. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 4


Feast of San Gennaro, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Bella Luna, 4632 Eastern Ave., Celebrate Italian-American culture at first annual Feast of San Gennaro. Indulge in authentic food, dancing and entertainment. Enjoy Banfi Wines and Peroni Beer. Benefits the Mezzo Mezzo Club’s college scholarship fund. $75. Reservations required. 871-5862; Linwood.


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


Be a Nature Detective, Noon-4 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Selfguided hike to uncover some of nature’s unique mysteries. Solve four cases and earn a prize. Pick up and drop off your case sheets at Seasongood Nature Center. Par of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-0580; Anderson Township. Predator vs. Prey, 2-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Get upclose look at predators and prey from area while looking at features that aid them in survival. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-0580; Anderson Township.


Anderson Township Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. 688-8400; Anderson Township. Mount Lookout Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Parking lot. Produce, jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soap, baked goods, meat, flowers, plants and herbs. 617-6405. Mount Lookout.

The Foreigner, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Comedy by Larry Shue, directed by Dan Cohen. Group of devious characters deal with a stranger who they think knows no English. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; Columbia Township. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Jericho, 6-8 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Good Samaritan story within a story. Includes lasagna dinner. Free child care for ages 9 and under. Benefits Faith United Church of Christ. $25 per family, $10 single. Reservations required. Presented by Faith Players. 231-8285. Anderson Township.




A Fair of the Arts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, More than 70 artists display hand-crafted works. Includes music. Family friendly. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Through Oct. 1. 271-5111; Madisonville.


Paul Alexander, 1 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author and coach discusses and signs “Perform: A Journey for Athletes, Musicians, Coaches, and Teachers.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.

Country Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Music by Kinner Old Time String Band. Children’s games, farmer’s market, silent auction, handcrafted dolls and toys, flea market, crafts, raffle and more. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Sept. 25. 2312114. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 5


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


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


Dream Dinners founder Stephanie Allen, co-author of the recently released book, “The Hour That Matters Most,” and coauthor of “Dream Dinners” will be in Cincinnati at Dream Dinners, 7500 Beechmont Ave. Anderson Township, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, for a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. During the book signing, Dream Dinners will host an open house for guests to taste samples of recipes prepared off the October menu and make meals if they choose. Free copies of “The Hour That Matters Most,” will be available to the first 24 people who RSVP and subsequently attend the event. Additional copies will be sold for $15.99 plus tax while supplies last. RSVP by calling the store at 233-3732. Pictured is the cover of the book, “Dream Dinners” by Allen, left, and Tina Kuna. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


JGourmet, 7-8 p.m., A Forkable Feast, 3363 Madison Road, Theme: High Holiday Hits. Program for Jewish young professionals ages 21-35. Family friendly. $15. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 373-0300; Oakley.

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EDUCATION Anderson Township History Room, 6-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township. LITERARY BOOKSTORES

Make a Bigger Mess at the Manatee, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 4-7. Explore art materials and methods while discovering each session’s secret theme. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. 7312665; Oakley.


Junior High Self-Defense, 7-9 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Lessons on awareness and protection. Physical self-defense explained and practiced. Grades 6-8. Family friendly. $25, $20 residents. Registration required. 388-4513. Anderson Township.


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


Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. (Session 1. $40, $30 resident.) and 11-11:45 a.m. (Session 2. $48, $38 resident.), Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Weekly through Oct. 24. Parents and toddlers participate together in variety of songs, games and art activities. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Rumpke Mountain Boys, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $3. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Animals Alive, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., Naturalists from Hamilton County Park District teaches teens how to find and photograph plants and animals in natural habitats without causing any harm. Includes live animals. Grades 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6033. Mount Washington.


Tot Time, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Session 3. $48, $38 resident. Weekly through Oct. 25., 11-11:45 a.m. Session 4. $48, $38 resident. Weekly through Oct. 25., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 9211922; Hyde Park.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Madisonville. Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Stephanie Allen, 5:30-7 p.m., Dream Dinners - Anderson, 7466 Beechmont Ave. Suite 413, Dream Dinners’ founder discusses and signs “The Hour that Matters Most.” Free samples of Dream Dinners meals, prizes, meals to take home and discounts. Free. 233-3732; Anderson Township.


Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Free. 731-2665; Oakley. Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.


Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. Family friendly. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Skippyjon Jones’ Fiesta, 2-3:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, snack, games and celebration of all things Skippyjon Jones. Ages 48. $8. Registration required. 731-2665; Oakley.


John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Singer-songwriter and folk musician. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 731-8000; Oakley.



Toby Keith comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Special guest is Eric Church and the tour introduces J.T. Hodges. Tickets are $89, $73 and $47, pavilion; $33, lawn; and $99, lawn four-pack, all plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.

A Star-Filled Sunday, 1-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Telescope viewing. Tours of center and guided Solar System hike. Part of Great Outdoor Weekend. Free. 321-5186; Mount Lookout. Be a Nature Detective, Noon-4 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free. 474-0580; Anderson Township. Predator vs. Prey, 2-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free. 474-0580; Anderson Township.


Cabbage, corned beef and Irish dancing come to Fountain Square Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, for the Cincinnati Celtic Festival. Two stages will offer live music, dance, food and drink, including a corned beef and cabbageeating contest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. To sign up for the contest, visit Festival hours are: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Entrance is free. Pictured are the Celtic Rhythm Dancers performing at a previous Cincinnati Celtic Fest.


Forest Hills Journal

September 21, 2011

A moment of silence to honor the Krispy apple Along with the pears, Mother Nature’s friends nabbed the apples on our trees, so I was looking forward to purchasing some apples f r o m Rouster’s A p p l e Rita House in Heikenfeld Milford. T h e Rita’s kitchen Krispy and Krispy Mac apples are unbelievably delicious and were developed by the Rouster family. But I just got word that the apples grown this year will be made into cider and there will be no fresh ones to pick. In fact, owner Dan Rouster said they are closing the apple part of the orchard. It’s the weather that made them decide to close. The good news is that the business’ U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations will continue. But no more apples. I hope Dan and Donna Rouster know how much everyone appreciates Rouster’s not only for their fine produce, but also for their ongoing community involvement. Going there is always a family adventure, with the little ones helping pick right along with the adults. As I have always told you, support your local independent farmers like the Rouster’s. They’re jewels that we need to keep shining.

Limited hours at Rouster’s

In honor of the Rouster’s, today’s column is all about apples!

Easy applesauce cake

From Caroline Quinter of Amelia United Methodist church. She’s the minister’s wife and shared this recipe with my editor, Lisa’s, mom, Nancy, and it wound up, through the Clermont County grapevine, to me. Caroline said this moist cake goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. “My husband and our four children really enjoy it and I hope your readers will give it a try. I wish I could claim it as an original but it came from a 1950s cookbook.” Caroline said the recipe calls for a mixture of 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to “dust” the pan and then cut through the batter. She uses about 2⁄3 of that mixture. When I made the cake, I used it all and agree with Caroline – 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 would be plenty. I didn’t have yellow cake mix but used a butter recipe golden cake mix and added the 3.4 oz. box of instant pudding. This is a wonderful cake to tote to a potluck. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding (or add 1 small pkg. of instant vanilla pudding) 1 ⁄4 cup oil 3 eggs 2 cups applesauce

Moist applesauce cake goes great with tea or coffee. degrees. Spray or grease 9by-13 pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture inside pan. (I also sprinkled it on the sides. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and applesauce. Pour batter in, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of batter and swirl through cake with a knife. Bake 50to 60 minutes.

Paper bag apple pie with streusel topping

This old favorite is now making the rounds once again. And yes, it does work. Use a bag without any printing on it. Use your favorite crust recipe. The trick of cooking the apples a bit beforehand is one I learned in cooking school. We would cook them on top of the stove. This recipe calls for the microwave. Either works well, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just helps soften the apples. Granny Smith, Jonathan, or just about any apple other than Red Delicious will work.

Preheat oven to 350

Here’s the filling:

7-8 cups apples, peeled and sliced 1 cup light or dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Couple dashes salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice 4 tablespoons flour Put the sliced apples in a big microwave-safe bowl, and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, for five minutes. Sprinkle flour over and mix. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour filling into crust.

Streusel topping:


Close the bag. I stapled it but uncoated paper clips work OK, too. Bake 60 minutes. Remove carefully from bag. Makes eight servings.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, substitute 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Apples help lower the risk of heart disease, prevent constipation, help control diabetes and help prevent cancer.

Rouster’s Apple House will open for a limited number of days this fall. It will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, with 5 percent to 30 percent reductions in price on items in the store, such as jams and jellies. Frozen cider, frozen cherries and frozen blueberries also will be available, but no apples. The store may be open for several weekends after that. “We will keep it open until we run out of product,” Dan Rouster said. He said customers should call 625-5504 for dates the store is open. The apple house is at 1986 Ohio 131. For information about blueberry and blackberry picking next summer, customers can visit the website at com/site/roustersapplehouse. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Combine everything together until crumbly but don’t over mix. You want a real crumbly topping. Put streusel on top of filling. Place pie in brown paper grocery bag or make a parchment paper bag by stapling two pieces together.



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Forest Hills Journal

Community | Life

September 21, 2011

Quick tips to keep your pets safe, sound and returned One afternoon last winter, I gratefully pulled into my driveway during a particularly bad snowstorm. The wind was blowing snow so thick that you could barely see a few feet in front of your face. That’s when I noticed a woman run up to the car. It was the grown daughter of the woman who lived next door. She was hysterical, sobbing. “My mother’s dog is missing and we can’t find her,” she cried, “Can we check in your backyard?” “Of course,” I said, pulling into the garage and jumping into my snow boots. Joining in the search, I found out that one of the family members had left their garage door open for a

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few seconds and the 16year-old Malti-Poo had apparently slipped out into the yard. It was a heavily wooded lot attached to our own and we all feared the

worst. Within the hour, we had our answer. The woman’s son found the dog in the woods, under some brush. The elderly dog had lost its way and had succumbed to the elements. It was a very sad day in our neighborhood. Jim Berns of Pet Search

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and Rescue nodded sympathetically when I told him our story. Berns is Cincinnati’s very own “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” who for the past 3 1⁄2 years, along with his trusty Search and Rescue dogs, has been helping people to find their lost pets. “The very best way to ensure your pet’s safety is to take preventative measures,” says the soft-spoken University of Cincinnati DAAP woodshop teacher, who searches for lost pets on weekends. “It is much easier to prevent your pet going missing in the first place than to find them later.” He suggests that all pets wear a well-fitted collar at all times with complete contact information. This is the very most important thing that an owner can do to ensure their pet’s safety. This information should include the name and phone number. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a rabies tag or pet license will be enough,” he counsels. “Make it easy for the person who finds your pet to contact you directly and immediately.” Micro chips are also very helpful. Friendly pets are the most likely to be reunited with their owners after they



Here is Jim Berns of Pet Search and Rescue and his team on the track of a lost pet! go missing. “A dog can be its own best ally,” Berns chuckles, “If you have a friendly pet, they will go up to the first people they see and want to be patted. “That happened to one of my dogs once, a bloodhound, and that was how we found her. She went up to people who saw the tag around her neck and called us.” He also suggests that pet owners be hyper-vigilant about keeping gates closed and continually inspect the perimeters of a fenced in yard. “There is almost always a gap in fencing,” Berns says, “I guarantee that I could go out into almost any yard and find a spot

where the pet could slip out. You might think that they can’t, but it can happen very quickly.” But the No. 1 thing that the Pet Detective wants people to know is if they are going to be going away, to leave their pets in the care of a professional pet sitter or in a kennel. “One of the common things we see,” he says, “Is things going wrong when people are watching pets for a friend or family member.” “It is much better to board your pets. Nobody can do as good of a job of watching your pet as you can yourself. That way you don’t have to worry about creating some extremely bad family strife.”

“I know that it seems so harmless,” the father of nine counsels, “But, if something bad happens and the pet goes missing, regardless of good intentions, it is hard not to blame the person who was left in charge. “It is just not worth the risk. Those relationships can never be replaced.” Berns, a College Hill resident, works with Samantha, a smart hound mix, Luchious, a bloodhound and Hercules, a mastiff/hound mix. Primarily covering areas in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the team is willing to travel further to help find lost pets. They have had over 150 cases so far and he estimates that they find the pet while they are there, 20 to 30 percent of the time. Another 30 to 40 percent show up in the next two to three days. Pets they have been searching for have turned up safe up to five weeks later. For more information visit or call 513-708-0815. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@

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provoking questions for discussion making it an ideal book for children’s book clubs and classroom discussion. “Of course,” adds Hurtubise, “I included lots of French words that the boys would have used, but they are translated for the readers. And the teacher in me had to include a French/English matching quiz for any teachers who’d like to add a bit of foreign language education to their classrooms. “I know from my grandchildren who attend Sherwood Elementary School that the Lascaux caves are a part of the curriculum. The children also are required to read a certain amount of historic fiction during the school year. So I am hoping this book will prove to be an excellent addition to many school libraries and classrooms.” Hurtubise is also the author of a children’s picture book, “So Many Hugs,” released in 2009. Both books are available on


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September 21, 2011


On a mission Members of the Clough United Methodist Youth Group begin to load luggage in one of the vans in preparation for their summer mission trip to a work camp in the Appalachian region of southeastern Kentucky.

Alex Richardson, right, visits with his grandfather Tom Richardson and youth group adviser Dave Sutherland before leaving for the Clough United Methodist Church Youth Group mission trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky.



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The Clough United Methodist Youth Group left for its trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky July 31, to work on projects at the mission and in the surrounding community in the Appalachian region of southeastern Kentucky. The youth raised funds for a year by hosting their annual Valentines Dinner and silent auction, sponsoring car and dog washes, and conducting monthly fundraisers at Skyline Chili. This is the group’s second trip to Red Bird, their first being in 2009.

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Parents and other members of the Clough United Methodist Church family gather around the members of the Youth Group to pray for a safe and successful mission trip before the youth depart for a week at Red Bird Mission in Kentucky.

Communitywide reading project set for teens This fall, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is launching Teen On the Same Page to coincide with Teen Read Week (Oct. 16-22). As in the traditional communitywide reading project, Teen On the Same Page takes place over a series of weeks, while featuring programs related to a chosen book and topics explored through reading it. However, in this version, which has been designed especially for young readers, the book is selected for teens by teens. This year’s pick is “Thirteen Reasons Why,” the New York Times bestseller by Jay Asher. The story is told from the perspectives of Hannah Baker, a teen who committed suicide, and Clay Jensen,

her classmate. To offer compelling programs addressing the sensitive issues covered in the book, the library is also partnering with the Suicide Prevention Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, and the Hamilton County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Teens, their parents, and their educators will be invited to come together for some thought-provoking discussions offered at various Library locations from late September into late October. Teens will also have the opportunity to meet Asher at the Main Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.



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First Baptist Church of Newtown Pastor Roger Hauck, assisted by Darrell Duncan, celebrate an old-fashioned river baptism. From left are Joe Arnette, Crystal Christian, Ali Arnette, Hauck, Danny Holland and Duncan.

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Ruth Quatkenmeyer, of Newtown, recently celebrated her 99th birthday on Aug. 12. She has outlived her husband and four children, but still lives at home in Newtown and does very well with the assistance of a family friend.


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Elizabeth M. Giblin

Elizabeth M. Giblin, 79, of Anderson Township died Sept. 11. Survived by husband, Paul E. Giblin; sons Patrick (Polly), Jeffrey and Joseph; daughters Donna (Eric) Henneke and Kathleen (Steve) Wolfangel; sister, Helen Robb; and grandchildren Anna Iain and Hayden. Preceded in death by children Stephen and Yvonne Gilbin; father, Thomas J. Condon; mother, Anna Liest; and brothers Thomas, William and Eugene Condon. Services were Sept. 15 at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Don H. Hall

Don H. Hall, 82, of Anderson Township died Sept. 5. Survived by wife of 57 years, Kathleen Hall; children Donna Hall, Deborah (Ralph) Hodges, Donald (K-Lynn) Hall and Maureen (Steve) Heide; grandchildren April (Kalab)


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Wolfe, Colleen (Nate) Epp, Kathleen (Wes Hartshorn) Hall, Ralph Jr. (Jenny Eckel) Hodges, Branden Hodges, Chris Hall, Isabella and Connor Heide; and great-grandchildren Dominick, Dakota, Kylie, Wolfe, Zoe and Cooper Epp. Preceded in death by children Gary and Ricky Hall; father, Andrew Hall; mother, Alice O’Brien; and granddaughter, Maureen Hall. Services were Sept. 10 at St. John Fisher Church.

Richard K. Mittendorf

Richard K. Mittendorf, 87, of Anderson Township died Sept. 5. Survived by wife, Shirley F. Mit-

tendorf; children Richard K. Jr., David F. (Patricia Sastre), Stephen C. (Lynn Royle), Stanley P. (Edith Markoff), Leslie L. (Tracy Ross), Carl C. and Ginny F. (Don Rahe); grandchildren Stephen S. and Kate C. (Brian) Merek and Danielle N.; and great-grandchild, Amirah Cole. Preceded in death by father, Carl R. Mittendorf; and mother, Mildred Fee.

Dominic Randolph

Dominic Randolph, 86, Anderson Township, died Aug. 25. Survived by children Charles (Rose), Gary (Amy), Jennifer, Joseph (Linda), James (Mari) Randolph,

An obituary for David Douglas Downs in the Sept. 14 issue of the Forest Hills Journal should have listed the address of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection as 1950 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255.



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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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

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

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Anderson Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ

The church, pastored by Liz DeWeese, conducts Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Childcare and classes are available during the service. Sunday adult Bible study is 9:15 a.m. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Township; 474-2237;;

Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

Members of the United Methodist Women and their church family, from Anderson Hills UMC across from Anderson Towne Center on Forest Road, are converting their “Rummage into Treasurers” and valuable financial tools stabilizing God’s most desperate Homeless New Beginnings families and the community benefit by shopping their Fall Rummage Sale, from 9 am. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at the $5 “Bag Sale,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Daily at 8:30 a.m., a $2 donation for the homeless will gain the attending community early entry. The Fall Rummage Sale will have unbelievable values placed on merchandise showcased in their newly renovated Fellowship Hall featuring more than 15,000 square feet filled with slightly used women, men, children and baby clothes, shoes, fine and jewelry, house wares, linens, rugs, curtains, pillows, small and large toys, games, puzzles, movies, books, small appliances, large selection of furniture and a like new Boutique. For further Fall Rummage Sale information or to contribute a donation for the sale please contact Chairperson Barbara Donnelly at 231-5988. New in the area? Going through the transition and adjustment of a move? Come to Anderson Hills UMC for a 10-week Newcomers group/class that started Thursday, Sept. 15, at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road (Forest and Beechmont roads, across from Anderson Town Center). The classes meet Thursday mornings, 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., through Nov. 17. The group will discuss the book “After the Boxes are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In,” talk about fun things to do in the Greater Cincinnati area, and even hand out welcoming items from local businesses. Each year’s group finds these sessions to be so helpful in getting to know the area, meeting new friends, and relying on God’s promises to bring us through it all. Attendees need not be a member of AHUMC, or any other church, and childcare is free by reservation. Please call Sue Black, 233-9556 or 919-6230 to reserve a spot or ask any questions. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;


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

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Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to foresthills@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. bus has been running but expansion is in the works. The church has certified, insured bus drivers who pick up youth (with permission slip) or people of any age to attend Sunday morning services. The bus will also go to nearby nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150 percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening its own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

Clough United Methodist Church located will begin offering a second Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. in addition to its current 10:30 a.m. service. Nursery care will be provided at both services. These passionate worship services will include a dynamic blend of music, video clips, personal illustrations and powerful preaching. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;

The church offers ConnXions, a contemporary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in fellowship hall. Arrive at 5 p.m. for some coffee and fellowship time. Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service, a blended worship service, and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Childcare is available at all three services. Sunday school for children through sixth-grade is at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Junior and Senior High classes are at 11 a.m. Adult classes are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Youth fellowship is every Sunday evening with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program from 6:30-8 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650,

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Sheila (Larry) Jacobs, Diana (John) Saunderson, Linda (Shawn) Dean, Elizabeth (Mark) Hall; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Jean Randolph. Services were Sept. 1 at St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Alliance for Mental Illness, Clermont County Chapter, 4030 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45255.


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The church has two interesting events coming up in October. The first event is a Women’s Conference called, “Daughters of Eve/ Women of Worship” and will take place at the church, Faith Christian Fellowship Church from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. For more informatiom, call the church. On Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Sunday School and worship times, the church is having a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible. This Bible, as it was translated and made available to the common man for the first time, was used to transform much of Christendom. There will be a presentation about the many struggles to translate the Bible into English, and a pastoral message entitled, “The Life and Legacy of the King James Bible.” A luncheon will follow the 10 a.m. service during which a 30-minute film will be shown about the historical event. The King James has impacted millions in many ways, including the founders of the country. The public is welcome. The church has recently undertaken a Bus Transportation Ministry. The

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On the second Saturday of every month the community is invited to a free dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is provided and prepared by the members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. It is free to the public, and the community is invited. The church has a new, upbeat contemporary worship service at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday, featuring praise music with the uplifting message of God’s unconditional love. After the service, there is a time of fellowship with refreshments. Mount Washington United Methodist Church is at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946;

Zion Lutheran Church

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

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Juvenile, 16, curfew violation, Aug. 27. Juvenile, 14, curfew violation, Aug. 27. Tyler Case, 18, 1223 Bondick Court, disorderly conduct, Aug. 27. Leslie J. Hawkins, 28, 311 Hearne Ave., theft, Aug. 26. Sean A. Mulkey, 20, 6393 Clough, theft, Aug. 26. Quinton J. Mullins, 31, 111 Clark St., disorderly conduct, Aug. 27. Denzil R. Pennington, 45, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, theft, Aug. 28. Cynthia J. Shields, 21, 661 Park Lane No. C3, theft, Aug. 30. Michael P. Fields, 18, 661 Park Lane No. C3, theft, Aug. 30. Crystal Baker, 27, 1422 Pembridge, domestic violence, Sept. 2.

Incidents/investigations Arson

Fire discovered on deck at 4636 Roundbottom Road, Aug. 28.


Male was assaulted at 8361 Broadwell, Sept. 3. Male juvenile shot with airsoft gun at 7930 Asbury Hills, Sept. 1.

Breaking and entering

Money taken from safe in office of Concord Custom Cleaners; $200 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 29.


Entry made into residence at 1970 Wolfangel, Sept. 1.

Criminal damage

Tire punctured on vehicle at Clearcreek Park at 6200 Ohio 32, Aug. 28. Tail-gate damaged on vehicle at 974

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, 8252280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280. Woodlyn Drive, Aug. 30. Windows broken in residence at 1970 Wolfangel, Sept. 2.

Domestic violence

At Pembridge, Sept. 2.


Female juvenile reported missing at 1000 block of Azure Court, Sept. 4.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated credit card used with no authorization; $267 at 8292 Shadypine, Aug. 30.


Golf clubs, GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle; over $1,900 at 5655

Chestnut Ridge, Aug. 26. Briefcase taken from vehicle at 395 Bishops Bridge, Aug. 29. Money taken from safe at Graeters Ice Cream; $730 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 24. Employee took food items from Gabriel Brothers; $15 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 26. Suspect took prescription from Kroger with no authorization at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 24. 1998 Dodge taken at 4575 Mt. Carmel Road, Aug. 28. Cash and medication taken from vehicle at 6023 Salem, Aug. 30. Pressure washer, etc. taken; $750 at 6375 Clough, Aug. 30. Price tags switched on merchandise at Gabriel Brothers at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 30. Coils taken from AC unit and heat pump at 3100 Eight Mile, Aug. 31. Golf clubs, cash, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,080 at 1336 Wolfangel, Aug. 30. Money obtained through quick change scam at Gold Star Chili; $168 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 28. Laptop, wallet, etc. taken from vehicle at 6931 Goldengate, Sept. 4. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 894 Nordyke, Sept. 2. Push mower, riding mower, etc. taken; $1,060 at 7454 Wallingford, Sept. 1. Jewelry taken; $6,050 at 7736 Stonehill Drive, Sept. 3.



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3:20 a.m., Montchateau Drive, medical emergency 5:14 a.m., Vaquera Place, trouble breathing 6:33 a.m., State Road, eye injury 9:22 a.m., Asbury Road, allergic reaction 11:01 a.m., Clough Pike, 11:02 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 12:07 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, alarm system sounded due to malfunction 2:03 p.m., Columbus Avenue, trouble

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Thursday, Aug. 18

breathing 3:16 p.m., Batavia Road, person with a laceration 5:14 p.m., Nimitzview Drive, stroke 6:21 p.m., Brooke Avenue, person unconscious / unresponsive 9:14 p.m., Clough Pike, chest pain 10:31 p.m., Nottingwood Drive, lightning strike (no fire)

Friday, Aug. 19

12:50 a.m., Eight Mile Road, chest pain 5:52 a.m., Salem Road, chest pain 7:50 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, auto accident / person injured 10:00 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured 10:17 a.m., Asbury Road, trouble breathing 10:37 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, abdominal pain 11:04 a.m., Five Mile & Interstate 275, maternity 11:49 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, chest pain 12:48:10, Beechmont & Elstun, person injured in a fall 1:22 p.m., Salem Road, hyperthermic emergency 3:47 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, stroke 7:11 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious / unresponsive 8:19 p.m., Clough Pike, person unconscious / unresponsive 9:25 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person unconscious / unresponsive 10:05 p.m., Watch Hill Lane, smoke detector activation, no fire - unin-

2303 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 30.


2342 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 28. 3415 Wallace Ave. No. 18, Aug. 30. 427 Tusculum Ave., Sept. 1.

Criminal damaging/endangering 1732 Sutton Ave., Aug. 26. 6201 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 29.

Domestic violence

Reported on Sutton Avenue, Aug. 26.

beverages in park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Aug. 25. Greg Motley, born 1982, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2250 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 25. Marshall Payne, born 1985, possession of an open flask, 2300 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27. Michael Neidich, born 1988, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2201 Oxford Ave., Aug. 27. Joey Davidson, born 1977, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4841 Eastern Ave., Aug. 31. Lindsay O’Toole, born 1991, loitering to solicit, 3800 Hutton St., Aug. 31. Robert S. Bowling, born 1957, drug abuse, 6390 Cambridge Ave., Aug. 31. Jamie Marie Tepe, born 1982, child neglect/endangering, 2108 Salvador St., Sept. 1. Richard N. Cox, born 1954, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 2214 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 2. Todd Parsons, born 1967, loitering to solicit, 2235 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 2.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

6123 Plymouth Ave., Aug. 26. 5770 Berte St., Aug. 27.


5855 Haney St., Aug. 26. 3601 Columbia Pkwy., Aug. 26. 6123 Plymouth Ave., Aug. 26. 6701 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27. 430 Delta Ave., Aug. 29. 6263 Glade Ave., Aug. 31. 4786 Morse St., Sept. 1.



Jeffery Holloway, 31, 3379 Riverhills Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 25. Vanessa Cornwell, 22, 700 University Lane, bench warrant, Aug. 26. Joshua Pierce, 31, 2353 Laurel Road, bench warrant, Aug. 26. Walter Evans, 49, 4163 Harrison Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 26. Leah Cooper, 33, 1830 Emerson Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 26. Jaime Birkhimer, 32, 499 Old Boston Road, bench warrant, Sept. 1. Erica Redmond, 25, 2504 Beechmont Ave., bench warrant, Sept. 3.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 7008 Oak St., Aug. 24.


At 6618 Plum St., Aug. 18. At 4000 Edwards Road, Aug. 24. At 6825 Center St., Aug. 24. At 3444 Church St., Aug. 25.

tentional 10:36 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person assaulted 11:05 p.m., Asbury Road, person unconscious / unresponsive 11:19 p.m., Kellogg & Five Mile, auto accident / person injured

Saturday, Aug. 20

11:02 a.m., Salem Road, trouble breathing 11:35 a.m., Five Mile & State, sick person 1:57 p.m., Five Mile & State, EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 2:01 p.m., Ramblinghills Drive, medical emergency 3:29 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, chest pain 3:50 p.m., Nordyke Road, person unconscious / unresponsive 8:50 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person assaulted 9:31 p.m., Blairhouse & Little Dry Run, person unconscious / unresponsive

Sunday, Aug. 21

8:18 a.m., Five Mile Road, person in seizures 10:58 a.m., Batavia Road, person in seizures 1:25 p.m., Five Mile Trail & Clough, sick person 2:43 p.m., Pebble Court, attempted / threatening suicide 2:51 p.m., Salem Road, person unconscious / unresponsive 3:21 p.m., Turpin Hills Drive, power line down 3:24 p.m., Bowen Avenue, abdominal pain 6:07 p.m., Gungadin Drive, power line down 7:05 p.m., Turpin Hills Drive, power line down 9:18 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, sick person 9:40 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, sick person 10:01 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person unconscious / unresponsive


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ANDERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE & EMS RUNS 12:45 a.m., Eight Mile & Forest, person injured 7:31 a.m., Bridges Road, assist police or other governmental agency 9:07 a.m., Ginger Lane, assist back to bed 9:42 a.m., Anchor Road, nonbreather / cardiac arrest 10:37 a.m., Pebble Court, diabetic emergency 1:42 a.m., King Louis Court, sick person 5:36 p.m., Anderson Oak Drive, sick person 6:27 p.m., Birney Lane, special type of incident, other 6:40 p.m., Salem & Sutton, auto accident / person injured 8:04 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, trouble breathing 11:55 p.m., Moran Drive, person unconscious / unresponsive

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