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Coyotes penetrate dog park Animals found inside fenced Anderson Twp. facility By Lisa Wakeland

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Two coyotes were recently discovered inside the fenced dog park at Kellogg Park, 6701 Kellogg Ave. Has this incident caused you to be more careful about leaving your small dog or cat outside? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the Sept. 16 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at /andersontownship asking readers if the Metropolitan Sewer District’s proposed new sewer line should be built on Riverside Park property or on the opposite side of Round Bottom Road are: On park property: (3) 20 percent On the opposited side: (12) 80 percent Total votes: 15

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While coyotes sightings in Anderson Township are not rare, recent invasions have the park district officials on alert. Ken Kushner, executive director of the Anderson Township Park District, said two coyotes were recently discovered inside the fenced dog park at Kellogg Park, 6701 Kellogg Ave. Though the latest Park coyote sightCommissioner uingn u s u was al, Mark Kushner said wildlife is a Bissinger said natural part parks. he was more of the “We’re concerned going to put a sign up to about coyotes make people aware (of) at the dog the wild animals,” he field than said. “This is other open their home and this is parks where where they live.” they can run Park Comissioner away. m M a r k Bissinger said he was more concerned about coyotes at the dog field than other open parks where they can run away. Amanda Peterson said a few coyotes won’t keep her from bringing her two dogs to Kellogg Park a few times a week, but she would be more worried if she spot-


Sylvia Fiore, left, and John Parr let their dogs, Sophia and Pete, respectively, get acquainted at the dog park in Kellogg Park. Recently, coyotes have been spotted inside the fenced area, but neither resident was worried about their pets’ safety. ted one in the field. Sylvia Fiore, who lives near Woodland Mound Park, said she is used to seeing coyotes. “There’s enough other wildlife where (coyotes) would not attack other dogs,” she said. “I really believe they’re coming out at night, they’re exploring and get trapped in here. They don’t want to harm or hurt anyone.” Kushner said park district employees suspect the coyotes

dug under the dog field fence and were trapped. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, coyotes are reclusive and typically hunt small rodents at night. They have, however, been known to kill small dogs and cats that are left unattended. If a coyote is spotted inside the dog field fence, park district officials say leave the wild animal alone and call 474-0003.


Coyotes have been sighted in parks around Anderson Township and park district officials warn residents to stay away from the animals.

Newtown boy unites community By Rob Dowdy

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Miami Valley Christian Academy, local residents and the Newtown Police Department are rallying around a local child dealing with a serious illness. Miami Valley second-grader Ridgway Miller was recently diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. While this type of leukemia is the most common cancer discovered in children, it’s what has happened after the diagnosis that makes this such a special case. Since Miller was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital several weeks ago, local residents have created Web sites to stay connected with him, organized visitors to stay with him in two-hour intervals while his parents aren’t available and cooked meals for his family. Jane Stuart, principal at Miami Valley Christian Academy elementary school, organized a blood drive in honor of Miller, and Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan and his officers have given him an honorary badge and remain in contact with

The Web site www.rally4ridgway. com allows the community to stay connected with Ridgway Miller during his hospital stay.


Ridgway Miller is all smiles during a recent visit from Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan. Miller was recently diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, which led to an outpouring of support from the local community and his classmates at Miami Valley Christian Academy. him via text messages and regular visits. “He’s one of us now,” Synan said. Sherie Miller, Ridgway’s mother, said the support of the community and school has helped her family deal with these difficult circumstances. She said within 24 hours of Ridgway’s admittance into the hospital he had a roomful of “get well”

cards from his classmates at Miami Valley. Sherie said despite Ridgway’s four surgeries and seven blood transfusions, he’s remained positive and upbeat throughout the entire ordeal. “He’s been a trouper through this whole thing. You wouldn’t believe what he’s been through,” she said. Synan said the police depart-

ment’s relationship with Ridgway began last year, when he and a friend won a contest to have lunch with the police chief. He said he picked the students up, took them out for pizza and brought them back to the police station to meet the other officers. Synan learned of Ridgway’s illness while driving through Short Park during a Miami Valley youth football practice. When he and some other Newtown officers went to pay him a visit in the hospital, Ridgway was all smiles. He continued to talk about that ride he won a year ago. Synan said he went to the hospital to cheer up a sick boy, but instead came away with a new perspective. “You walk away more cheered up than when you walked in,” he said.

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Country Store carries on annual tradition By Lisa Wakeland

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and everything in between is also back. Bill Dreyer, president of the historical society, said the community and society members donate items or services for the event, and the Country Store fosters friendship and fellowship. “We just believe the history of Anderson Township is such a rich and varied one,” said Connie Whitaker, chairwoman of the Country Store. “We want to preserve and keep it alive for the kids that are growing up now.” There will be a silent auction with items donated by local merchants as well as a raffle, with the top prize of dinner for eight in the Miller-Leuser Log House. Dreyer said money raised


Lucy Moore, left, and Connie Whitaker pose in period costumes inside the Cobweb Corner, which is part of the Anderson Township Historical Society’s Country Store on Sept. 26-27. Moore’s father, Stephen Smalley, wrote multiple books on the history of Anderson Township. at the Country Store helps maintain the 13 historical properties around the township. “A lot of Anderson

Township residents look forward to this every year,” he said. In addition to children’s games and activities, there

is a cornhole tournament for everyone to participate and musicians from the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society will provide entertainment.

Fire damages Newtown home By Rob Dowdy

A fire damaged a home on Debolt Road in Newtown last week. The Little Miami Fire Department was the first

responder on the scene, after the 911 call was received at about 6 a.m. Sept. 15. Fire Chief Tom Driggers said the fire occurred on the third floor and attic of a three-story home at 3517

Debolt Road. There was extensive damage to the interior upper level of the home. The tenants exited the home without injury. Driggers said the Little Miami department was

assisted by fire departments from Anderson Township, Madeira-Indian Hill, Terrace Park, Mariemont and Union Township. No one was injured while putting out the blaze.


In 40 years not much has changed about the Country Store. The Anderson Township Historical Society’s annual event is set for Sept. 26–27 at the Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, and includes multiple activities for the whole family. Country Store favorites such as the farmers market, crafts, games and bakery

• What: Country Store, hosted by the Anderson Township Historical Society. • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. • Where: Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. • Free admission. • Details: Call Bill Dreyer, 474-0568, or Kenny Burck, 260-0238.

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Park exhibit highlights region’s ancient history

BRIEFLY Five Mile Trail closure

The Five Mile Trail in Anderson Township will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 24, for pavement maintenance, weather permitting. It will reopen Friday, Sept. 25. Residents should contact Trails Coordinator Tom Caruso, 688-8400 or tcaruso@, with questions, comments or to confirm closure.

New Anderson Center Web site

Anderson Center has a new Web site, geared toward events and information about using the center for events. The site includes up-todate details about public events at Anderson Center and Anderson Center Theater, exhibitions currently on display and important details about renting public spaces in the center. The new Web site also has a direct contact page to ask questions, a list of preferred caterers for the venue and descriptions of all services available for rental at Anderson Center. Visit For details, contact Amy Meyer, events coordinator, at 688-8400 or



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Hundreds of years ago, the Ohio Valley would have been covered in expansive earthworks. Now, a collaboration between the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Hamilton County Park District is bringing that history into modern times. “Earthworks: Virtual Exploration of the Ancient Ohio Valley” opens Saturday, Sept. 26, at Woodland Mound Park in Anderson Township. Ken Tankersley, Ohio Valley archaeologist for the University of Cincinnati, said “Earthworks” puts museum education into the 21st century. “The exhibit is based on more than 200 years of archaeological research in the Ohio Valley,” he said. “What’s interesting is Hamilton County has been the center of archaeological research in the Western Hemisphere throughout that entire period of time.” Tankersley said the interactive nature of the exhibit moves beyond the stagnant display of artifacts and scientific interpretations. Artist reconstructions of the ancient Ohio Valley gives a new perspective on the region’s history and computers allow visitors to learn more with a single touch. “It combines the oral histories and traditions of living Native Americans, whose ancestors built these earthworks, with archaeological evidence found in this area,” Tankersley said.



An interactive exhibit, “Earthworks,” will be at Woodland Mound Park beginning Saturday, Sept. 26. It details the lives of ancient tribes that lived in the Ohio Valley. Kimberly Whitton, communications specialist for the Hamilton County Park District, said the exhibit allows visitors to take a virtual tour through the sites of various Native American cultures that inhabited the region. “A lot of people don’t have any idea of what’s going on in their backyard,” Tankersley said. He added that multiple earthworks and a 2,000year-old village are among the archaeological finds at the Turner site, an excavation area near Woodland Mound Park.

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A virtual rendering depicts what earthworks would have looked like while Native Americans inhabited the Ohio Valley.


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Changes in home value Mad Dash adventure showcases area diversity could hit Anderson Twp. By Lisa Wakeland

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The Mad Dash for Greater Anderson Promotes Peace is back with a bang. For the second annual event on Saturday, Sept. 26, participants will race around Anderson Township, Newtown, Mount Washington and western Clermont County seeking clues about the area. Christie Brown, co-director of Greater Anderson Promotes Peace, said Mad Dash is a fun way to explore the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in the community. “It was a way to mix a lot of different goals of (Greater Anderson Promotes Peace),” she said. “We hope it becomes a signature event in Anderson Township.” Teams, with two to four members, must solve clues to find multiple locations in the community while racing against the clock and other participants. Word and math puzzles give hints of challenges to come, which range from eating with chopsticks to a blindfolded assembly of Mr. Potato Head. Brown said the challenges are specific to each location, whether it is a church, restaurant or historical landmark. “We hope Mad Dash gives participants exposure to knowing that diversity exists in our area and that it’s good to broaden your horizons,” she said. Mad Dash also intro-

With all the fluctuations in the housing market during the past year, Anderson Township could have less money for next year’s operating budget. A large number of homeowners have requested revisions to property valuation because of the changes in the economy, Fiscal Officer Ken Dietz said at last week’s board of trustees meeting. Homeowners can submit

a reappraisal request from the Hamilton C o u n t y Board of Revision to modify a p r o p e r t y ’s Dietz value and have taxes adjusted accordingly. “I’d say a lot of them are being approved because of the economy,” Dietz said. “Next year, that’s when it will be taken out of our settlements.”

Dietz said the Forest Hills School District has identified $29 million in changes to market value. However, if the valuation change is less than $50,000, Dietz said homeowners are not required to notify the school district and it is likely many of those exist. He anticipates a $200,000 to $300,000 loss from property value revisions. Trustee President Al Peter asked Dietz to keep the board apprised of any changes.

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Participants in last year’s Mad Dash work on a challenge at AJ’s Roadhouse.

Prizes • First Place: $200 • Second Place: $100 • Third Place: $50 • Family Division: Gift Certificates for local businesses. • Every participant can win a door prize. duces the mission of Greater Anderson Promotes Peace to break down barriers of fear and foster understanding in the community. Money raised will go to a college scholarship fund to help students at Turpin, Anderson, McNicholas, Amelia and Glen Este high schools. Participants are encour-

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• What: Mad Dash for Greater Anderson Promotes Peace • When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Check-in starts at 10:15 a.m. • Where: Race begins at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, and ends at Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. • Cost: $50 per team. Two to four members per team. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 21. • Visit for details. aged to bring and use cell phones, GPS systems or laptop computers.

By Forrest Sellers

Storefronts in the Mount Washington business district may get a facelift. The Mount Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. has proposed using city funding for building facade improvements along Beechmont Avenue. Jim Frank with the Urban Redevelopment Corp. said these improvements would include replacing the canvas awnings with aluminum awnings, roof repairs, brickwork and other enhancements. These facade improvements would extend from Plymouth Avenue to Sutton Avenue, said Frank. Mark Macomber, who is also a member of the Urban



Redevelopment Corp., said another project being considered is converting the former Marathon station outside of the business district into a gateway park and greenspace area. Macomber said city funding would initially be used for a design and feasibility study of the property. Specifics are still being worked out, said Macomber. However, he said it could include features such as a reading garden and bioswale among other possibilities.

The grant funding for both projects would come from the city’s Neighborhood Business District Improvement Program. The Mount Washington Community Council voted in favor of preparing a letter of recommendation for the city. However, before taking the vote board President Jake Williams said several conditions would need to be met before council gave its approval. He said funding for the facade improvements should be “equitably” distributed among the various business owners. Additionally, Williams requested a “geotechnical” study of the Marathon site be done and the study include an estimate of ongoing maintenance costs.

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Quilt class provides memories in thread By Forrest Sellers


Lt. Shawn McBreen of the Newtown Police Department shows residents how police check for fingerprints on various surfaces during last year’s Newtown Citizens Police Academy. The program returns Sept. 30 due to its popularity with residents.

Newtown Citizens Police Academy returns By Rob Dowdy


Joslyn Stephens cuts out a pattern for a quilt she is designing. Stephens, who is a center director at the Mount Washington Community Center, will lead a Visual Auto/Biography Quilt Class at the center. ice area coordinator for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission. “Art is especially one of her talents.” Cost for the class is $15. Classes will be on Mondays from 6-8:45 p.m. at the center, 1715 Beacon St. The next class will be

Monday, Sept. 28. For information, call the center at 232-4762.

Back by popular demand, the Newtown Citizens Police Academy begins Wednesday, Sept. 30, to offer local residents a glimpse into the lives of police officers. The academy will meet 6-8 p.m. for eight consecutive Wednesday nights at the village administration building. Residents attending the academy will learn about crime scene investigation, criminal law, traffic enforcement and tour the Hamilton County Justice Center, among other topics. “The goal is to educate the citizens on what we do on a daily basis,” said Newtown Police Officer Todd Bruner. He said since last year’s program, which was the

What’s going on?

What: Newtown Citizen Police Academy When: 6-8 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30, and continuing for eight consecutive weeks. Where: Newtown administration building, 3536 Church St. Applications are available at the administration building or at the Newtown Web site, The deadline for turning in applications is Sept. 25. For more information, contact Todd Bruner at 561-7697. first in Newtown, some of the approximately 20 graduates of the academy have remained in contact with the village police. Bruner said while educating residents was a primary goal, officers are also looking to create a partnership with the community to help keep everyone safe. He said if people know how the police in the community work they’ll have a better understanding of how officers perform their duties and will be more likely to assist the police when

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Joslyn Stephens wants to bring art to Mount Washington. Stephens has organized a Visual Auto/Biography Quilt Class at the Mount Washington Community Center. Stephens, who is the new center director, said she was inspired by a quilting class she took several years ago. “(The artist) taught us how to do portraits of ourselves and things that are meaningful in our lives,” said Stephens, who is a resident of Kennedy Heights. Although the initial sixweek class is geared for adults, Stephens, 55, said novice quilters are welcome. Stephens said a similar class at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, where she was formerly a center director, was a memorable success. S h e If you go said one What: Visual of the parAuto/Biography ticipants Quilt Class. in the When: 6 class had p.m. to 8:45 a mother p.m. Mondays. who had Program is six recently weeks with the died. She next class was able Monday, Sept. to bring 28. her mothWhere: er alive in Mount Washington something Community she made Center, 1715 in art,” Beacon Street. s a i d Stephens. Stephens said she hopes to bring her passion for life to the class. “She is one of the best because of her skills and talent,” said Mary Cox, a serv-




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Forest Hills debates facilities committee By Forrest Sellers

The Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education is discussing forming a new facilities committee to explore building construction needs in the district. The school board recently debated whether to use a new “Facilities Master Planning Process” proposed by board member Richard Neumann or to continue with a previous facilities



plan. The previous plan was part of a Vision 2010 initiative from sever-

al years ago. Although the board did not take an official vote, it said it would support forming a new committee while not abandoning some of the elements of the previous plan. Although specifics of the plan have yet to be determined, the board did agree that Wilson Elementary School was a priority. An early childhood center will also likely be a topic of discussion. Feedback from the community

will be essential, board members said. “We have to be more decisive, clearer and reach out with a succinct message,” said Superintendent John Patzwald. “It’s important the community see us as aggressive and moving forward (with this).” Neumann said for the district to remain competitive and maintain a high quality of education the facilities will need to be brought up to date.

“By and large, we’re not up to 21st century standards or our (own) standards,” he said. Board members agreed it was important to move forward with some type of plan. Board member Forest Heis cautioned against “paralysis by analysis. “Voters want a definite plan of action,” he said. Board president Julie Bissinger said the next step will be forming the facilities committee.

COLLEGE CORNER President’s list

Miami University second semester – Abbey Nicole Brinkman, Gretchen Rebecca Godsell, Jaclyn Susan Kamman, Ryan Edwin Long, Laura Frances Pettit and Brigitte Marie Ries.

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Ultimate auction

Ursuline Academy will conduct the 27th ultimate auction, the largest fundraiser of the school year, Nov. 21, in the school’s Besl Theatre. The Ultimate Auction’s executive board met recently to gear up for the annual late fall fundraiser. Members include, from left: front row, Allison Yeager of Montgomery, Michelle Morgan of West Chester Township, Barb Backscheider of Blue Ash, Ginnie Donovan of Blue Ash and Anne Marie Kaes of Blue Ash; back row, Ellen Bourgeois of West Chester Township, Sue Dickens of Montgomery, Micki Harrell of Kenwood, Mary Alice LaPille of Maineville, Lori Haines of Anderson Township, Julie Ruggiero of Blue Ash and Becky Ishee of West Chester Township.

Capital University spring semester – Anna M. Erdmann, Frances L. Litterski, Meghan E. Maloney, Jennifer C. Martin and Amy J. Walla. Miami University second semester – Allison Caitlin Armstrong, Ryan Douglas Batt, Annelise Julie Blatt, Stacy Lee Bryan, Kathryn Elizabeth Campe, Jennifer Lynn Carlton, Allison Marie Corbin, Chelsea Ann Creighton, Gregory Robert Croskey, Evan Andrew DeZeeuw, Ann Elizabeth Dillard, Katherine Anne Ely, Alicia Dominga Falcon, Michael Lloyd Fender, Rachel Marie Forgus, Andrew William Geers, Clara Elaine Godsell, Patrick Ryan Hannahan, Julie Marie Hawkins, Nadyne Lois Hayden, Rachel Elizabeth Henshaw, Kristin K. Higgins, Michelle Therese Kimutis, Alice Elizabeth Ladrick, Sarah Elizabeth Magness, Abigail Elizabeth Marck, Kai Waka Matsunami, Megan Christine McClellan, Katherine Elizabeth McKenzie, Laura Grace Theresa Mezher, Caitlin Marie Myers, Elizabeth Rebecca Riggs, Bryan Edward Sacks, Alexandria Margaret Schirmer, Steven James Schneeberger, Kristin Ann Schott, William Ryan Schwartz, Laura Ann Schwietering, Michael Paul Sclafani, Erin Lee Shafer, Jeffrey Tyler Siddiqi, Matthew Robert Sieber, Anshul

Kumar Srivastava, Julianne Christine Straka, Maggie Leigh Stuart, Allison Eileen Sweeney, Anne Elizabeth Tully, Lawrence Wilbur Uebel, Jennifer Marie Wallen, Natalie Marie Wambaugh and Sarah Elizabeth Wenstrup.


Indiana University – Matthew Charles Corker, Christopher Thomas Dempsey, Thomas Frederic Kinder III and William Hanly McMillin. Miami University – Bethany Margaret Baker, Ryan Douglas Batt, Stacy Lee Bryan, Justin Valentine Dahlem, Molly Kathleen Dames, Michael Lloyd Fender, Louis James Fetch, Kristen Lynn Frazer, Andrew William Geers, Gretchen Rebecca Godsell, Patrick Ryan Hannahan, James David Lees, Mitchell Alexander Manor, Kai Waka Matsunami, Jessica Louise Paroz, James Alexander Phero, Nicholas Alexander Platek, Emily Lauren Prescott, Elizabeth Rebecca Riggs, Bryan Edward Sacks, William Ryan Schwartz, Michael Paul Sclafani, Michael Paul Sclafani, Matthew Robert Sieber, Joshua Ryan Slonim, Sydney Lynn Stoehr, Caroline Elizabeth Twombly, Natalie Marie Wambaugh, David Ryan Weber and Alexandra Ann Womacks.


Indiana University Founders Scholar – Matthew Patrick Bregger, Hillary Catherine Combs, Lauren Alexandra Gibler, Ashley Elizabeth Gruber, Lindsey Page Steinbeck and Caroline Anna Wong.

LUNCH MENUS Cincinnati Public Schools Elementary

Monday, Sept. 28 – Max cheese bread stick or chicken tenders chef salad, mini carrots with dip, pears. Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Beef sloppy joe or turkey ham chef salad, potato wedges, pineapple tidbits. Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Breaded chicken patty on a bun or fajita chicken chef salad, greens with ham flavoring, applesauce.

Downs, Shelby Eades, Madison Ellis, Lindsey Evans, Darby Fledderjohn, Candace Foster, Helen Gamez, Katharine Gary, Mark Gierl, Rachel Hain, Allison Hanna, Amanda Hardewig, Mallory Hartzler, Barry Hengehold, Michael Hennekes, Kathryn Hensley, Emily Hertel, Jacob Holschuh, Joseph Hovde, Lindsey Humphreys, Elizabeth Hunsche, Breanna Jones, Helen Keil, David Loock, Arielle Marasligiller, Caroline Margraf, Matthew Moliterno, Eric Naegel, Kathryn Nemann, Victoria Oakley, Molly O’Connor, K. Cody Okoroski, Natalie Persicano, Alex Polivka, Jacob Rheude, Samantha Riley, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen, Sholtes, Adam Smith, Kaitlin Sodd, Laurel Spurgeon, Lisa Spurling, Benjamin Stoehr, Laura Streffon, Andrew Sullivan, Kelley Surette, Tyler Thinnes, Erin Tracy, Chelsea White, Samuel Wilke, Alesha M. Williams, Matthew Wyborski, John Wynn, Alexia Yun, Erica Zemites and Joseph Zifer. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Tyler Alverson, Alexander Armstrong, Samuel Auvil, Taylor Beiser, Kathryn Bennett, Jennifer Berger, Jennifer Branch, Laura Brum, Hailey Butcher, Zachery Butcher, Kristen Carmichael, Emily Clift, Nicholas Collier, Christopher Cooper, John F. Derrick, Nina Digiovenale, Alyssa Elliott, Matthew Farmer, Christopher Farris, Shane Faske, William Feldman, Nancy Fletcher, Matthew Foliano, Hannah R. Ford, William Freeman, Daniel Goossens, Jeffrey Groene, Catherine Hatfield, John Houston, Victoria Huber, Erik Jaap, Jillian Jaworek, Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kessling, Ashley Knoepfel, Margaret Knoll, Aaron Kong, Nicholas Lippowitsch, Adele Literski, Ryan Lohr, Kyle Marshall, Katherine Martin, Bridget McIntyre, Anna Mckittrick, Michael McKnight, Jennifer Meisman, Mary Mezher, Clara F. Milbern, Grace Millette, Bryan Morton, Alexander Niehaus, Carter Noel, Paul Novak, Nicole Ortiz, Zachariah Page, Thomas Pavely, Richard Pawlak, Gabriella Ragonesi, Samantha Reidy, Jonathan Risher, Megan Rutherford, William Schroder, John Seal, Anthony Shelley, Lena Sommerfeld, Tyler Spohn, Kayla Stevens, Samantha A. Strothers, Kara Tillar, Lindsay Valle, Carmen Versoza, Alexandra N. Wake, Erick Webster, Gage Welch, Benjamin Williamson and Trace Zemites.

lotte Voss and Josie Wittwer. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Timothy Anderson, Erin Barker, Andrew Baugh, Sarah Beaumont, Elizabeth A. Bishop, Kelsey Bond, Patrick Collins, Ellen Rose Conroy, Samuel Curran, Andrew Di Sabatino, Michael Difilippo, Kristin Ditter, Sarah Eckhardt, William Eifrig, Ashley Elam, Logan A. Fehrenbach, Allison Frank-Hall, Amy Geibel, Amy Groene, Caitlin Groene, Joshua Harmon, Michelle Harrison, Aubrey Houston, Kelsey Jackson, Sara Johnson, Emily Juilfs, Emily Keenan, Caitlin Kenney, Michelle Klenk, Zachary Kline, Jessica Knight, Michelle Littmann, Rachel Mashni, Kelsey Mayrhofer, Kathleen Mcguire, Andrew McLaughlin, Catherine Merchant, Katherine Midkiff, Ariel Miller, Kelly Mulrey, Morgan Perry, Ashley Pinney, Caitlin Rinner, Lauren Roberts, Christa Seta, Cassandra Setters, Cameron Simpson, Kelsey Smith, Zachary Smith, Alexander Stark, Nathan Stoehr, Hannah Stone, Matthew Stuckey, Nicole Taylor, Kristen Uhl, Cody Vanderpool, Nicole Venezia, Chase Violetta, Aaron Wade, Corbin Wales, Christine Yusi Wang, Emily Jo Wessel, Madeline Winters and Lauren Young. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Sarah Abu-Rashed, Alex Bagby, Tyler Barrott, Arianna Beck, Carl Bloss, Zachary Boyer, Bridget Brueggeman, Lauren Buffenbarger, Margaret Campbell, Braden Carney, Elizabeth Carroll, Steven Chitwood, Erich Coates, Sarah Collier, Lisa Corbin, Justin Croop, Blake Daniels, Jonathan Denman, Michael Dierkes, Taylor D’Onofrio, Samantha Dunphy, Timothy Farrell, Lauren Fehrenbach, Robin Finzer, Chelsea Foster, Lauren Frooman, Alyssa Furnier, Carina Gattas, Benjamin Glassmeyer, Brittany Groene, David Hanna, Sidnei Harmon, Elisha Hartje, Jacob Haungs, Kelly Hazelbaker, Julie Hoath, Elizabeth Holcombe, Rachel Hook, Mitchell Humke, Nicole Hummel, Zachary Jansen, Alexandrea Johnson, Sally Johnston, Andrew Kammerer, Robert Kluger, Gregory Linscott, Andrew Loewenstein, Jason Lombardo, Jamie E. Lydenberg, Kevin Meirose, Caroline Merten, Carson Miller, Gretchen Muth, Melissa Mysliviec, Marissa Paolo, Benjamin Perkins, Matthew Petro, Kevin Przybylski, Tyler Randall, Andrew Robinson, Samuel Rossell, Miranda Schaffer, Carl Schmid, Jennifer Schwietering, Lindsay Sexton, Claire Shannon, Nicole Smith, Andrew Snook, Jacinta A. Spinola, Michelle Streffon, Brian Thornberry, Derek Tucker, Emily Van Treeck, Kevin Robert Vanzant, Grant Weldon, Mariah White and Kelsey Wilmers.

Thursday, Sept. 24 – Turkey bologna and American cheese on a bun or turkey breast chef salad, waffle potatoes, rosy applesauce. Friday, Sept. 25 – Professional Development Day: No school.

HONOR ROLLS Turpin High School

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.


4.0 GPA – Derek Antunes, Evan Coldiron, Clare Cui, Connor Donovan, Haley Douglas, Jack Gary, Megan Josefczyk, Sean Kennedy, Grace Kroner, Matthew Lippowitsch, Daniel Magas, Mary Magnesen, Riley Malling, Sally Moher, Laura Novak, Mary Snook, Jacob Tracy, Emily Trauth, Rachel Wilken and Kathryn Winternitz. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Michael Aldrich, Ryan Andrews, Meredith Ballinger, Rachel Bentley, Adam Brail, Robert Breeze, E. Brightwell, Spencer Carmichael, Cameron Chandler, Daniel Cipollone, Loren Combs, Maureen Curran, Monica Curry, Daniel Dempsey, Olivia Dillon, Steven Du Bois, Eleanor Eckert, Rachel Eckert, Laura Edelberger, Carlie Fahrnbach, Julie Farmer, Alexis Fehrenbach, Kelsey Fender, Emily Frooman, Natalie Gold, Troy Gregg, Heather Hambene, Samantha Hardewig, Casey Harmon, Sydney Hausermann, Christopher Hines, Torre Johansen, Sarah Kasper, Alyssa Keefe, Kyle Kenney, Erica Lieser, Spencer Lloyd, Rachel Lonnemann, Daniel Mcgonegle, Grace McKittrick, Shane McMullen, Bruce Morton, David Morton, Ryan Paytes, Emily Pennington, Morgan Peterman, Christopher Price, Colleen Rizzo, Michelle Robinson, Tyler J. Ross, Ian Saylor, Rebecca Schafer, Kassidy Schmidt, Rachel Skope, Jennifer Smith, Lydia Smoot, William Sparks, Samantha Strong, Connor Uhl, Jason Wilke, Alexander Williams, Brittany Woodworth, Abigail Worden, Vincent Wyborski, Elaine Yung and Nicholas Zinn. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Cassandra Bazemore, Caroline Bell, Bailey Blankenship, Valerie Borger, Adam Boyer, Julie Cantor, Marika Clancey, Rebecca Coats, Regan Colaner, Kathryn Collier, Haley Combs, Justin Condra, Molly Connair, Townshend Cooper, Rebecca Corbin, William Cornacchione, Jordan Croop, Brittney Delev, Elizabeth Dempsey, Elizabeth Derrick, Christina Dickerson, Samuel Easley, Matthew Eckhardt, Samantha Fangman, Mariah Gador, Faith Gingrich-Goetz, Molly Hazelbaker, Adam Herrington, Brenna Horn, Clare Kemble, Alexander Kenney, Kelly Kline, John Knoll, Stacey Krumpelman, Cole Kupferberg, Katharine Lecher, Madalina Logan, Annapoorna Mahadevan, Krishna Mahadevan, Emma Maue, Sarah Millikin, Kelsey

Mills, Anthony Morris, Lauren Morris, Samantha Murdock, Joel Neuhart, Patrick Nienhaus, Robert Noyes, Samuel Oakley, Robert Orlemann, Conor Peck, Mark Pierce, Brien Polivka, Daniel Prather, Alexandra Ragonesi, Lauren Ratterman, Kyle Rheude, Kiersten Richards, Emilyse Risher, Paul Rodriguez, Tyler M. Ross, Cameron Rothhaas, Philip Ryan, Sarah Schmid, Jennifer Slagle, Dante Smith, Megan Staas, Mitchell Stevens, Robert Stevens, Jenna Streffon, John Van Keuren, Ellen Watters, Heather Weldon, Abbey Wernick-Kaito, Kayla Wiwi, David Wolf, Rachael Woodworth, Jonathan Yantek and Kelsea Zimmerman.


4.0 GPA – Joseph Alvaro, Jacob Antunes, Cassandra Bacon, Patrick Bernert, Erin Bruemmer, Thomas Creedon, Andrew Davis, Marie Draper, Mikaela Fechner, Cody Gador, Katherine Graham, Jonathan Harper, Raphael Kurian, Lauren Marck, Leigh Miller, Kaitlyn Olson, Meghan Rewick, Hannah Roodhouse, Anne Shim, Lauren Shirley, Kathryn Steller, Sarah Uhlenbrock, Nathan Wadell and Cameron Young. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Kiley Atkins, Scott Bamber, Adam Barnhard, Sarah Baugh, Caryn Bray, Jenna Brubaker, Megan Bunnenberg, Linnea Campbell, Emily Carlton, Erin Collins, Laura Cook, Benjamin Davis, Ryan Deyhle, Dylan Dezeeuw, Michael Dietrichson, Stephen Droughton, Catherine Eifrig, Samuel Fudala, Brianne Garner, Morgan Gerome, Marisa Giglio, Andrew Graef, James Grimes, Adrienne Grogan, Ian Grotton, Rachel Hackle, Anne Haskins, Ryan Hedrick, Abigail Hertel, Kasey Hickman, Emily Himes, Grant Holtmeier, Mackenzie Houston, Katherine Johnson, Alexander Jones, Patrick Kevin, Salman Khan, David Kong, Benjamin Lammert, Nicholas Leone, Ashley Martin, Elizabeth Martin, Rebecca Mashni, Paige Melton, Jason Miller, Michael Millikin, Zachary Moore, Taylor Olsson, Emma Patty, Samantha Perkinson, Kristin Plummer, Jaymie Polet, Julie Powers, Noah Rechtin, Avery Reynolds, Cory Roberts, Marie Rose, Rebecca Ruehlman, Matthew Russell, Kelly Sadlon, Megan Schroer, Catherine Shim, Brian Smith, Michael Squicciarini, Kayla Stemmer, Brittney Stockman, Taylor Tarpoff, Samantha Taylor, Trace Taylor, Paige Thinnes, Madeleine Turk, Stephanie Valenti, Sierra Van De Merwe, Steven Varnau, Vladislav Voykhanskiy, Glen Wernersbach, Madeline Wessel

and Kristin Whalen. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Taylor Ackerman, Mackenzie Barrott, Christine Braun, Megan Brown, Jack Bullar, Alex Cameron, Christopher Cannon, William Carlson, Brittani Carroll, Colleen Chapman, Adam Clark, Katie Cole, Nicholas Collins, Christopher Dalton, John Davidson, Melissa Dempsey, Laura Dietrichson, Courtney Doyle, Patrick Dreier, Jack Drury, Thomas Dulle, Kaylee Dunham, Maxwell Dusablon, Elisabeth Eastland, Lauren Evans, Kelly Ewing, Connor Fahrnbach, Conor Farley, Kayleigh Fiser, Andrew Flohr, Morganne Francis, Ryan Fronk, Cali Fuller, Dean Ganino, Katherine Garcia, Christina Geers, Mary Allison Geibel, Robert Givens, Daniel Hain, Prentiss Hallenbeck, Taylor Hamilton, Alicia Hammer, Savannah Heekin, Sara Hook, Stephanie Ikedo, Kyle Jackson, Morgan Jankowski, Mark Johnson, Christopher Kanoza, Lauren Keene, Julianna Kluger, Hannah Kohls, Sophie Kroner, Maetchen Macleod, William Martin, Sean Mathews, Brian McFarland, Sean Molloy, Sean Monahan, Joseph Murray, Peter Musgrove, Delaney Neal, Meredith Niklas, Jacob Nimmo, Matthew Olsson, Brogan Orcutt, Madison Pampush, Samuel Patterson, Stephanie Pearce, Michael Perkins, Gabriella Pettinichi, Bradley Pierce, Devon Pine, Hannah Plattner, Kirstin Raabe, Jaimie Richards, James Rohleder, Kaveeta Samadi, Kyle Sander, Michelle Seibert, Savannah Shafer, Donald Sloan, Andrew Sterrett, James Stocker, Nicholas Stolaronek, Alexander Thorner, Hattie Walden, Justin Ward, Sydney Wessels, Amanda Williams, Nicholas Winnenberg, Paige Winstel, Alexander Woolum and Sydney Zeek.


4.0 GPA – Benjamin Barden, Marissa Boeding, Brooke Bonne, Audrey Coe, Kathryn Cornuelle, Joseph Cronin, Lauren Drosick, Nicholas El-Khoury, Christine Kappesser, Benjamin Kasper, Kathryn Kiracofe, Nathan Lieberman, Brittany Newell, Timothy O’Neil, Loren M. Peterman, Michael Petitgout, Megan Plichta, Elizabeth Pohana, David Rodriguez, Kelly Slaughter, Natalie Starr, Bridget Tully and Hannah Zimmerman. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Jordan Ackerman, Robert Ahuja, Stephen Aldrich, Jordan Allen, Devon Barnhard, Ian Bentley, Emily Bogardus, Hannah Breidinger, Robert Cagle, Gabrielle Cerchio, Cara Chaney, Emily Condra, Allison Connair, John Correll, Lauren Croskey, Caroline Dahlem, Hanna Dasenbrock-Gammon, Alison Douglas, Rian


4.0 GPA – Katherine Fine, Isabella Rose Frueh, Sarah Hawkins, Allyson Kain, Hannah Kelly, Laura Pearson, Steven Pielage, Kaitlin Price, Paige Roberts, Robert Slater, Char-


A Forest Hills first

The Forest Hills Youth Football teams won four out of the six games played against the Colerain Little Cardinals, Sept. 5, a first for the Forest Hills organization. Colerain is Forest Hill’s North Division rival in the SOYFAI league. The scores for the age divisions were: 5/6 year-olds – Forest Hills Warriors 14, Colerain 24; 7 year-olds – Forest Hills Broncos 6, Colerain 14; 8 year-olds – Forest Hills Gators 12, Colerain 0; 9 year-olds – Forest Hills Mad Dawgs 20, Colerain 6; 10 year-olds – Forest Hills Warhawks 14, Colerain 0; 11 year-olds – Forest Hills Tigers 12, Colerain 6.

This week in tennis

• Anderson High School beat Milford High School 4-1, Sept. 15. Anderson’s Bridget Hochwalt beat Lauren Poole 6-0, 6-0; Kristina Abromavich beat Madison Laskarzewski 6-3, 6-2; Maddy Crawford beat Shannon Glancy 6-0, 62; Claire Hayden and Megan Heekin beat Juleah Morehouse and Gaby Medvedec 63, 6-4. • Turpin High School beat Amelia High School 5-0, Sept. 15. Caroline Margraf beat Hannah Fulks 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Zimmerman beat Ashley West 6-2, 6-1; Liz Pohana beat Ally Chamberlin 6-1, 6-1; Candace Foster and Gabby Cerchio beat Nicole Lindsley and Cassie Amato 6-0, 6-2 and Katie Hensley and Bridget Tully beat McClure and Patel 6-0, 6-3. • Turpin beat Madeira 3-2, Sept. 16. Turpin’s Caroline Margraf beat Paige Swortwood 6-0, 6-0; Katherine Johnson beat Eliza Mulert 6-0, 6-0 and Hannah Zimmerman beat Anna Frazier 6-1, 6-1. • McNicholas High School beat New Richmond 5-0, Sept. 16. McNick advances to 3-10 with the win. Clare Grall beat Jones 6-1, 6-1; Elizabeth Penker beat C. White 6-2, 7-5; Sarah Nimmo beat M. Stillwell 6-1, 6-2; Hannah Heekin and Marcie Iseman beat V. Stillwell and A. White 6-1, 6-3 and Annie Christy and Brenna Hartwell beat Tucker and David 6-3, 6-0. • Anderson beat Cincinnati Country Day 4-1, Sept. 17. Anderson’s Bridget Hochwalt beat E. Blackburn 6-1, 6-2; Kristina Abromavich beat C. Blackburn 6-2, 6-3; Maddy Crawford beat A. Young 6-3, 6-1; Isabelle Biehle and Brynn Homan beat A. Mesh and M. Lazarus 6-1, 6-2. Anderson advances to 53 with the win. • Turpin beat Seven Hills 32, Sept. 17. Turpin’s Hannah Zimmerman beat Jordan Seibold 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Caroline Margraf and Katie Hensley beat Grace He and Jennifer Springer 6-1, 6-2 and Liz Pohana and Candace Foster beat Haley Brunner and Lilly Fried 7-5, 7-6. Turpin advances to 9-2 with the win.

This week in volleyball

• Anderson High School beat Colerain High School 25-20, 2325, 25-10, 30-28, Sept. 12. • Anderson beat Loveland High School 10-25, 25-20, 2520, 20-25, 15-13. • Anderson beat Glen Este High School 25-12, 25-13, 2520, Sept. 17. Anderson advances to 6-4 with the win.

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Forest Hills Journal

September 23, 2009

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McNick: Tough schedule; tough read Anderson, Turpin get W’s; Norwell out By Mark Chalifoux

Almost halfway through the season, it’s tough to get an accurate read on the McNicholas football team. That’s because the Rockets play an extremely difficult schedule. “Our schedule is very tough. The problem with a team like ours is you can have a pretty good team and no one knows because you play teams bigger and better than you,” head coach Steve Klonne said. He said size and physicality were the two difference-makers against a big Division-II school in Turpin and Division I Loveland. “It doesn’t get much easier for us but we’re working to eke out six wins and have a winning season,” Klonne said. McNick is 2-2 through the first four games after beating a very good Chaminade team in overtime 17-16 Sept. 18. In the lone game they played against a team in their division, McNick won 28-21, on the strength of their rushing game. Quarterback Matt Staubach had four rushing touchdowns in the win. “We have a quarterback that runs the ball pretty well and we have a good rushing attack, we just have to find ways of getting more points on the board and getting more production,” Klonne said. Fullback Pat Fitzgerald is the other part of that rushing attack, as he picked up 240 yards through the first three games. “Really our problem is those two guys are productive but our slots and receivers aren’t involved very well and we need to get those guys in the mix to contribute more,” he said. Klonne said the team has done well at times putting


Turpin High School junior quarterback Eric Martin looks to unload at Northwest Sept. 18. Turpin won 23-0. drives together but that the offense still needed to manufacture more big plays. And, despite the difficult schedule, Klonne said his team plays everyone tough. “Don’t give up on us,” Klonne said. “We’re in a very tough conference and we play everybody hard. There’s still a lot of football left to play and we’re going to win some games.”

Anderson 28, Columbus DeSales 25

Anderson paid a large price for its week four win over DeSales, 28-25. Though the Redskins improved to 4-0, senior standout Andrew Norwell appears to be out for the season after suffering an

ankle injury in the contest. Already committed to Ohio State University’s prestigious program, Norwell made a statement to on Saturday, Sept. 19, explaining his injury. In the statement, Norwell said he broke his tibia just above his ankle and will have surgery to repair the damage. Norwell will be sidelined for at least three months while missing the rest of his high school football career. In the winter, Norwell will not be playing basketball for the Redskins as a result of the injury, the statement said. Anderson improved to 40 with its week-four win over DeSales, 28-25,

though DeSales managed to post 15 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters. The Redskins host Amelia (1-3) in week five at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, before hosting Winton Woods (3-1) in week six. Winton Woods is ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer’s Division II-VI Coaches’ Poll for week four. Anderson is ranked No. 6 in the Division I Coaches’ Poll. Against DeSales, Anderson took a 14-3 lead in the first quarter on a three-yard touchdown run from Kyle Slater and a six-yard touchdown run by Brandon Bornhauser. Slater and Bornhauser each scored two rushing touchdowns in the game to account for all 28 of Anderson’s points. Bornhauser ran for 121 yards on 19 carries. Slater toted the ball 18 times for 92 yards. Through the air, Bornhauser was 9-for-15 passing for 128 yards with one interception. Jordan Shelton led Anderson’s receivers with 56 yards on three catches. Kevin Cripe scored an interception for the Redskins’ defense.

Turpin 23, Northwest 0

The Spartans’ defense posted its first shut-out of the season in week four as Turpin handed the 3-1 squad from Northwest its first loss of 2009, 23-0. Northwest scored 119 points during the first three weeks of the season before falling flat against Turpin. Turpin improved to 4-0 with its victory over Northwest. Spartan senior linebacker Matt Kelly led Turpin with seven tackles during the

Redskins reign at King of the Hill By Anthony Amorini

Bragging rights for the next year belong to Anderson’s boys golf team after the Redskins captured the team title at the 2009 King of the Hill match. Anderson took first place with 165 strokes to best second-place Turpin at 167 strokes and third-place McNicholas at 170 strokes. Coldstream Country Club hosted the annual grudge match Tuesday, Sept. 15. “We’ve been doing this for about 15 years and King of the Hill is always just so close,” Anderson head coach David Lunn said. “It’s a lot of fun and it came down to the wire.” The format for King of the Hill works its way through lineups in reverse order meaning the No. 1 golfers for each team completed their round last, proceeded by the No. 2 golfers and so on. Anderson was trailing by several strokes until senior Michael Marcagi, the Redskins’ No. 2 golfer, turned in


Anderson High School’s golf team takes a moment to celebrate its King of the Hill title with hardware in hand Tuesday, Sept. 15. In the front, from left, is head coach David Lunn, Michael Marcagi (first-place individual score at King of the Hill), Austin Carney and Wyatt Baker. In the back, from left, is Alex Hoogland, Jake Hendershot, Kevin Polacek, Jason Rice and Ryan Beebe. the top score of the day with a 1-over par 37. With the No. 1 golfers still on the course, all three teams were bunched together with Turpin at 126 strokes, Anderson at 127 strokes and McNick at 128 strokes. “All three teams were sitting around the green waiting for scores to come in,” Lunn said of the intense yet festive atmosphere for King of the Hill. Anderson No. 1 Austin Carney, a Redskin senior, soon turned in a 38 at 2over par to lift the Redskins to its King of the Hill team title. “Our (No. 1 and No. 2)

are interchangeable,” Lunn said of Carney and Marcagi. “We rely on Carney and Marcagi to do well every round. “It puts a lot of pressure on them but they have the experience to handle it. They know the team is counting on them and it’s so cool when they come through like (they did at King of the Hill),” Lunn added. Junior Ben Lammert led Turpin with a 40 during King of the Hill. Turpin junior Wheeler Renfro and sophomore Anthony Parnigoni both finished at 41 strokes for the Spartans.

“It was a little bit disappointing. We had a chance to win it but things just didn’t work out that way,” Turpin head coach Bill Hanneken said of King of the Hill. Carney, a third-year varsity player, has a nine-hole average of 38.9 strokes. Marcagi, a fourth-year varsity player, is close behind with his 39.5 stroke average. Anderson is 8-1 overall with its only loss coming to the Redskins’ Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division foes from Loveland High School. Wheeler Renfro, Turpin’s No. 1, is ranked No. 10 in

winning effort. Turpin hosts Ross (2-2) in week five at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, before traveling to face Walnut Hills (3-1) in week six. Against Northwest, Spartan kicker Alex Gates converted on 3-of-4 field goal attempts including a careerlong 47-yard boot. A pair of touchdown runs also boosted the Spartans’ score includig a oneyard run from Eric Martin and a 38-yard run from Will Stocker. All told, Turpin outgained Northwest by a 405134 yard margin during a dominant performance for the Spartans. Martin was 12-for-21 passing for 192 yards and zero interceptions. The quarterback also ran for 30 yards on 10 carries. Stocker rushed for 121 yards on 19 carries. Turpin standout Wayne Dunham rushed for 64 yards on nine carries as he made his return to the gridiron. Dunham has missed a significant amount of time since suffering a dislocated shoulder in week two against McNick (Sept. 4).

Lockland 41, Summit Country Day 6

The Silver Knights suffered its first loss of the season in week four to the undefeated squad from Lockland, 41-6. Standing at 3-1, Summit hosts the 4-0 squad from Cincinnati Country Day in week five at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Lockland’s Dakota Somma rushed for 133 yards on 16 carries against Summit. Junior Devontay Scott added 91 yards on nine carries for Lockland. In the third quarter alone, Lockland out-scored Summit by a 22-0 margin. All told, Lockland outgained the Silver Knights by a 358-150 yard margin in week four.

Queen of the Hill

The girls golf teams from Anderson, McNicholas and Turpin high schools face off during Queen of the Hill at Coldstream Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 8. Much like King of the Hill, Queen of the Hill is an annual rivalry match with bragging rights on the line between the trio of local high schools.

Cincinnati across all boys golf divisions with his average of 38.06 strokes. Both the Redskins and the Spartans travel to Weatherwax Golf Course for the FAVC Championships at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. “We get (Loveland) again at the FAVC Championships and I think we still have a good shot to win the title,” Lunn said. “We have a chance to makes districts as a team too. This year has been great and there is still a lot to come.” Turpin is 4-2 overall. “We have to beat Wilmington and they are very good,” Hanneken said of the FAVC Cardinal Division. “Wilmington has four guys that are averaging around 38. Hopefully they won’t be able to maintain that kind of pace at Weatherwax.”


Forest Hills Journal

Sports & recreation

September 23, 2009

Team-first Bombers aim for GCL title

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have to work pretty hard.” The Bombers (4-3, 1-0 as of Sept. 16) are doing just that. They opened the season with a pair of 1-0 wins over Lexington Catholic and Toledo St. John’s before dropping three straight matches to tough opponents; they lost 1-0 to Cleveland St. Ignatius, which is ranked No. 1 in Ohio and No. 3 nationally; they fell 2-0 to Lakota West, which is ranked No. 1 in the city; and they fell 4-1 to Fairfield, which is ranked No. 3 in the city. Ahrens was pleased with his team’s effort against St. Ignatius and Lakota West, which scored its first goal with just 15 minutes remaining in the game. “(The Lakota West game) was competitive,” he said. “We got the better end of it the first half, but they got the better end of it in the second half.” As for Fairfield, however, Ahrens was disappointed with St. X’s showing. “The one game where we weren’t happy with our effort was the Fairfield game,” he said. “After the Ignatius game, we said we’d make that our standard for competition, and we didn’t uphold that against Fairfield.” In fact, the Bombers allowed more goals against Fairfield (four) than they have in their other six games combined (three). “I think we’re still finding our identity,” Ahrens said. “We’re playing some tough opponents, so there’s


It’s “all-out defense” for the Spartans as Zack Kayes (10), Mark Schaffer (12) and Jeremy Blasch (9) look to prevent St. Xavier’s Nicholas Crowley (4) of Anderson Township from moving the ball closer to the goal and the awaiting hands of Roger Bacon goalkeeper Patrick Anello. bound to be some ups and downs.” Since losing to Fairfield, the Bombers have won 3-0 over Badin and 6-0 over Roger Bacon. Leading St. X is senior Josh Kellam of Pleasant Ridge, who has posted shutouts in all four of the Bombers’ wins. “He made some big saves in our two wins to start the season,” Ahrens said. Also contributing are seniors Chris Nam (M), Jack Wells (M), Connor Sambrookes (D) of Symmes Township and Max Bucher (D). “Our defense has been more of a strength than offense,” Ahrens said. “We’re still searching for

Steve Chapin and Friends FEATURING the Turpin High School Mixed choir

Baseball tryouts

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leadership. Even though we’re a senior-heavy team, we don’t have a lot of experience. Some of our guys didn’t start last year or were playing JV. But I’ve really been impressed with the seniors’ desire to work hard.” Ahrens said the Bombers’ top priorities are gaining experience, improving their communication skills and getting more continuity on offense. Ranked No. 7 in the city, St. X is currently atop the Greater Catholic LeagueSouth division, as showdowns loom against La Salle (Sept. 19), at Moeller (Oct. 3) and at Elder (Oct. 17). The Bombers, which won the GCL in 2008, are hoping for a repeat performance. “We hope to be there at the end,” Ahrens said.


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Chris Nam may be the closest we have to that. So we’re building around the team concept. Everyone must play together. We don’t have the widest margin for error and can’t rely on talent to get by, so we


The St. Xavier High School soccer team – which includes Nick Crowley and Matt Homan of Anderson Township – has seen this

script before. “It’s kind of a typical St. X soccer story,” head coach Henry Ahrens said. “We’re not really built around superstars. I don’t know if we have a legitimate D-I player; (senior midfielder)

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Forest Hills Journal

September 23, 2009



Traveling ball

The 18U Cincinnati Bulldog Traveling Baseball Team gets ready to compete with 36 teams from around the country in the Sandlot World Championships in Nashville. The team lost in the quarter finals to Team Connecticut who went on to win the championship. In front, from left, are Tyler Bauer of Anderson High School; Keith Reiman, Moeller grad attending Miami University; Nick Ross, Anderson grad attending Drexel University; Kurt Kaufmann, Anderson grad who attend Northern Kentucky University; Joey Schulte; Eric Smith, Moeller grad who will attend Thomas More College; Nate Kroell, Sycamore grad who attend Miami; Travis Moyers and Brian Zix, an Immaculate Heart of Mary student and batboy. Back: Coach Chuck Zix, Evan Romanski, Sycamore grad who will go to Ohio University; John Farfsing, Moeller grad who will attend UC; Brien Gerin, Sycamore grad who will attend University of Dayton; Cory Richards, Eric Imhoff, St. Xavier High School grad who will attend Purdue, Coach Rick Wilson, Bill Buell, a Wyoming High School grad who will got to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology; Chris Basler, Chris McGee, a St. X grad headed to The Ohio State University; Drew Haunert, a Sycamore grad headed to Miami; Darren Garret, a Goshen grad headed to Muskegon and Coach Tom McGee. Not pictured is Jason Dennis, a Wyoming grad headed to Ohio Northern University.


Big bats

The 2009 Midland Indians won the CABA Wood Bat World Series Championship this summer in Charleston, S.C. From left, back row: Coach Nick Amorini, Chris Hundley, Mike Gastrich, James Jones, Ryan Hopkins, Markus Kuykendoll, Jake Kenney, Scott Klever, Tyler Feine, Austin Rexroat, Chase Stevens, Johnny Hoffman, Alex Ledford, Joel Bender, Hunter Jones, Casey Smith, Coach Andy Ey; Second row: Craig Hyson, Cody Cabella, Dakota Thomas, Daniel Rod, James Sheltrown, Clint Jones; Front row: Shane Blair, Nick Priessman, Noah Zipko and Kris Hecktor

BRIEFLY Forest Hills Journal readers have opportunities to see and comment on Press-generated online stories and view reporters’ posts on Twitter. • Go to community to see the latest sports headlines from Community Press staff. • Follow Community Press sports department’s general Twitter account www.twitter. com/cpohiosports or follow the reporters’ accounts: Anthony Amorini,; Mark Chalifoux, www.twitter. com/cpmarkchalifoux; Tony Meale, tmeale and Adam Turer During football games they cover, their Twitter posts can be found with the hash tag #cincyfb.

Spin for the Cure

Registration has officially begun for Cincinnati’s fourth annual Spin for the Cure. The event benefits the Susan G. Komen foundation of Greater Cincinnati and will be at Xavier University’s Cintas Center on Oct. 10. This year, three breast cancer survivors will be featured each month leading up to the 4th annual Spin for the Cure. Heather Ray of Symmes Township, Angie Knoechel from Mason and Karen Woodworth from Anderson will

share their personal cancer survival stories in a feature on the event’s Web site, In 2008, this cause raised $20,000 for the foundation in hopes of aiding cancer related causes and research. Spinning will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. The four hour ride will include instruction from three Spinning Master Instructors who will guide the event. If injury or another reason prohibits spinners from participating, Spin for the Cure still allows donations in the form of sponsorships for another rider. A minimum donation of $150 will be required for the first 300 riders in order to register for the event and reserve a bike. Teams of two to four people can register to split up the ride and donation.

This week in soccer

• Turpin High School boys shut out Anderson High School 4-0, Sept. 12. Turpin goalkeeper Alec Gates made three saves. Joe Hovde, Matt Lippowitsch, Blake Stelzer and Patrick Dreier scored Turpin’s goals. • McNicholas High School girls defeated Glen Este High School 4-1, Sept. 12. McNicholas advances to 1-3-1 with the win. Tricia Walsh scored three goals, and Morgan Rice scored one for McNick.

• St. Xavier High School boys shut out Badin High School 3-0, Sept. 14. John Wegman made one save for St. X. Christopher Nam, Brooks Green and Max Bucher scored St. X’s goals. • St. Xavier beat Roger Bacon High School in a 6-0 shutout, Sept. 15. Drew Eckhoff and John Wells scored two goals each and Alexander Brokamp and Maxwell scored one goal each. Kevin Wegman made three saves for St. Xavier. St. X advances to 4-3 with the win. • Turpin girls beat Walnut Hills in a 7-0 shutout, Sept. 15. Turpin’s Uhlenbrock made four saves. Lauren Drosick and Biesenbender both scored two goals and Natalie Starr, Nicole Tarpoff and Sam Perkinson each scored one goal for Turpin. Turpin advances to 4-1-2 with the win. • Anderson High School girls beat Winton Woods High School 10-1, Sept. 15. Sydney Loesing scored two goals for Anderson; Megan Dalton scored two goals and Abby Creighton and Katie Grace Naylor each scored one goal for Anderson. Anderson advances to 3-0-4 with the win. • Turpin boys shut out Kings 1-0, Sept. 17. Michael Petitgout scored Turpin’s goal. Turpin’s Alec Gates made two saves. Turpin advances to 5-2-1 with the win. • McNicholas boys beat


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September 23, 2009






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Letter from Anderson Twp. official causes concern

I was stunned by Ken Dietz’s rebuttal to the column by Mike Paolucci. I re-read it to make sure I understood what he was saying and I became worried. This is our township’s fiscal officer? I know neither man and have no dog in this fight. But how a man with a financial background can expect the man on the street to believe Paolucci is “way off base” concerns me. I did the math twice, and Dietz is not only off base, I’m not sure if he’s on the same planet. His statements ask us to believe the following: 1. Most of the $30 million bond issue was not spent on the Anderson Center. 2. After deducting $8 million for other projects we should also deduct the unspent $2 million, leaving $20 million as the cost of the Center. But please do not assume two-thirds of 30 is “most.” 3. The $5 million to $6 million lake is a stand-alone project in no way connected with the Anderson Center. 4. The $20 million apparently spent on the Center should be calculated to be only $5 million to $6 million since the township only occupies 30 percent to 35 percent of the center. Apparently Dietz expects us to believe $14 million to $15 million of the $20 million was paid by the lake, the Chamber of Commerce,

Community Television, Summerfair, the theater, Emergency Operations Center, the history room, banquet facilities, storage, dressing areas and community meeting rooms. Frankly, Dietz’s explanation scares me. Do we need an audit? Ray Voegele Wittmeyer Drive Anderson Township

Answers about Anderson Center

Questions were raised recently about the cost and location of Anderson Center. Let me set the record straight. First, a large amount of public input was sought over a number of years through surveys and public hearings. Various scenarios were developed, which finally lead to using the 21 acres the township owned behind Anderson Towne Center. Alternatively, assuming the township offices should be part of the center of the community, one possibility would be to acquire an existing facility, like the old Kroger site. Estimating the cost of the land and building on Beechmont at about $7 million, then with renovation and build-out, a 16,500-square foot facility (about what the township offices now occupy) would probably have cost about $11 million. This doesn’t include the theater, community meeting spaces or other civic amenities Anderson Center

Going in a divine direction The next segment of my “12months to LIVE” career and life quest is under way as I prepare to enter a monastery, The Abbey of Gethsemani, in Trappist, Ky. Although I don’t feel a specific call to become a monk, I am drawn to the idea of a contemplative life, especially after the 15th hour, crazed days of last month’s assignment on the set of a feature film. And I could definitely use divine guidance at this point in my journey. My hope is that a two-week retreat to Gethsemani’s cloistered community of faith will help me figure out my next vocational step. I’ve intentionally kept my research about the Abbey to a minimum. It seems appropriate that I let my introduction to the monastic life simply unfold, without controlling my experience too much. All I know is what I’ve learned from their Web site,, that I need to head 160 miles southwest, and that the Abbey is the oldest of its kind in the country, founded in 1848. When I requested a retreat via e-mail, I received this response: “We have an availability for two weeks, but you’d have to live as one of the monks, without air conditioning.” According to Fr. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), best-selling author of “The Seven Storey Mountain” and long-time resident of Gethsemani, the Abbey provides a place “to entertain silence

now provides. The Anderson Center building, with those amenities, cost about $13 million, not including the lake and adjacent trails. Further, this decision did not remove valuable, tax-generating property from future retail or office use. Thus, for about 25 percent more, Anderson now has a premier civic facility that has hosted more than 1,200 events and more than 30,000 people in a year and a half. Seems like a pretty good use of existing township land and funds. Al Peter Lakewood Pointe Drive Anderson Township trustee

A letter can make a difference

Several weeks ago, I submitted a letter about the seemingly endless number of signs posted along the pristine Five Mile Trail. Well, it seems some important and influential people also read this letter in the Forest Hills Journal. We received a letter from the township informing us that they were reconsidering the need for so many signs along the trail. I’m happy to say, quick action was taken and the number of signs interrupting that lovely 2-mile trail is probably half what it was just a couple months ago. Signs have been double-sided or simply removed. What an improvement! Now this nature walk seems even more natural!


Correction Thanks to the township for considering residents suggestions. And thanks also to the Forest Hills Journal for publishing these letters. Sometimes, they do make a difference! Cyn Colip Royalgreen Drive Anderson Township

Harold Cook: Role model

I was so pleased to see the article about Harold Cook in the Sept. 16 issue and find that he had an opportunity to go on an Honor Flight to Washington. You should also know that after World War II Mr. Cook became a bacteriologist and spent many years in the City of Cincinnati Health Department laboratories, eventually becoming director. During my pre-med years, I was fortunate to have a job there for several summers, and “Cookie,” as we knew him then, was a wonderful mentor and positive role model. I owe much to him. Kurt Bofinger Wyndwatch Drive Anderson Township

Power outages

I was so glad to read about other people having power outage problems. They checked the connection to my house and said everything was fine. The Duke Energy man said it could be the box out at the curb across the street (we have under-

A guest column in the Sept. 16 issue of the Forest Hills Journal should have included a photo of the Dietz a u t h o r , Anderson Township Fiscal Officer Ken Dietz. ground utilities, but they have not sent anyone to see if the problem lies there.) Our power was out briefly twice in 24 hours recently. It is very frustrating to have it go out while I am cooking and waking up to find out it had gone out during the night. I know that even though we have underground utilities in our neighborhood, it still is above ground elsewhere and if a pole gets hit our power can go out. It has affected my oven as the digital light for clock/timer and heating temps are all but completely out due to the outages. I called an appliance repair company and they said it is due to outages that damage parts which can’t be replaced. I think if the power keeps going out in certain areas Duke Energy needs to check it out and find out what the problem is. I call whenever it goes out. It seems to be more frequent since Hurricane Ike winds came through last year. Diana Olson Bretton Drive Anderson Township

Anderson Center did not raise taxes Dave Stefan Community Press guest columnist

in the heart and listen for the voice of God – to pray for your own discovery.” With more than 2,000 acres of woodlands and fields, Gethsemani welcomes visitors from all over the world for personal reflection and prayer. Abbey retreats are silent, unstructured and self-directed, but there are opportunities to join with the monks in singing, beginning at 3:15 a.m., then again at 5:30 a.m., 7:15 a.m. and four other times throughout the day. Although prayer and silence are pre-eminent in the monastic order, work, study, hospitality and love are also important components to their communal way of life. And though I’m mostly interested in their spiritual routines, I am also eager to learn their habit of labor, particularly the art of making fudge. “We earn our living by making cheese, fruitcake, and bourbon fudge. The community has to be fed, clothed, and housed. The needs of the guests are cared for,” says their Web site. Interested in scheduling your own retreat? Visit the Abbey of Gethsemani at, or local to Cincinnati area, the Jesuit Spiritual Center, at For information or to learn more about my 12-month career and life quest and how to plan your own adventure, visit Dave Stefan lives in Anderson Township.

In reference to Michael Paolucci’s guest column on Sept. 9: Mike, I must commend you on your writing skills. You make a thinly disguised political attack sound like criticism of local government, but you can’t even get your facts right. I am not as gifted in writing as you, but I do understand local government, especially Anderson Township. Paolucci implied that the township trustees vainly attempted to explain TIF (I do not believe anyone can explain TIF to us laymen). But the trustees are correct; building the Anderson Center did not raise our taxes. It was built with funds that would have gone elsewhere in the county – outside of Anderson Township. The township trustees have used TIF money to buy land for our fantastic park system in the past and hopefully will continue in the future. The trustees ensured that the school system receives all of their tax revenue and the Forest Hills School District has actually gotten millions more through the state school funding formula because of TIF. He also implies that the Anderson Center cost $30 million to build.

I am not sure where he got this figure, but I understand Anderson Center cost less than $14 million. The larger figure included funds for the lake, surDale rounding park, Bartholomew B e e c h m o n t mprovements, Community iFive Mile renovaPress guest tion, Ohio River columnist Trail, etc. The building is solidly constructed and extremely functional, built to last, not opulent, rather practical, in accord with our premier community. Only one-third of the building is actually used for township offices. Paolucci conveniently neglected the two-thirds of the building used for community meetings, performing arts, community gatherings and much more. Anderson Center is a civic facility for all of Anderson to use, and when they do, there has been nothing but a positive response. I would suggest that Mr. Paolucci get out of his small circle and meet other residents of Anderson Township. It’s been my pleasure to work with our present trustees, and it’s

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Has there been a decline in civility at town hall meetings and public meetings in general? If so, why is this happening?

“Yes. Emotions are over running manners.” B.L. “People are fed up that the officials that we elected to represent us aren’t. It comes out of frustration.” C.A.S.

“A decline in civility? Perhaps. A shattered economy, expanding government, and corrupt politicians have woken a sleeping giant. People are finally paying attention to what is happening to their country and they don’t like it one bit. I was at the recent tea party and town hall in Mason and the crowd really let Rep. Mike Turner and Rep. Jeanne Schmidt have it when they gave weak explanations for several of their votes. It seems that most politicians have forgotten that they are

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amazing the dedication they have for the well-being of Anderson. They work very hard to stretch levy monies as far as they can (only one levy request since 2000). Maybe some have forgotten, but I have not, that the trustees pulled the greenspace levy before its time. They recognized that we had enough greenspace funds and therefore withdrew the levy, saving taxpayers money. The trustees set priorities based upon citizen input through surveys and public meetings. They have used excellent judgment in allocating funds to improve our quality of life, taking into account realities. For instance, while Beechmont is a priority, only so much can be done, since most of the property is private and right of way is state controlled. Townships can’t spend money on private property, only for public purposes. Township government is limited for the benefit of all and is close to the people. Our trustees recognize this and make the most of the situation. Dale Bartholomew lives in Anderson Township.

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Volunteer Brittney Stockman working with student Vicki Westerkamp. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

Owner Tom Funke, left, and Oliver Comstock, director of sales, stand amidst some of the pottery and sculptures available at Funke Fired Arts.

Studio specializes in pottery, sculpture Funke Fired Arts in Oakley is ready to shape creative talent and meet artistic needs. “We have the ability to both show and teach,” said Oliver Comstock, director of sales. The studio at 3130 Wasson Road specializes in pottery and sculpture by selling a variety of supplies as well as the work of local and national artists. It also offers a variety of classes for all skill levels. “We have the unique distinction of being one of the largest pottery studios in the nation,” said owner Tom Funke, 29. The studio is 25,000 square feet and is divided up among classroom areas, an exhibition gallery and a retail gallery. Nine kilns are also located on the site. “Everyone has a little artist in them,” said Ben Clark, an education director at Funke Fired Arts. “We want to bring that out.” Clark, 33, said some people can be intimidated by art

Funke Fired Arts

3130 Wasson Road The studio serves as a gallery for local and national artists. Art supplies are available. Classes are also offered. For information, visit

and taking art-centric classes. “We want people to feel comfortable trying clay for the first time,” said Clark, who lives in Mount Washington. Funke opened three years ago at the former site of Annie’s Mud Pie Shop. Comstock, 24, said customers can buy a piece of pottery, glaze it and then have it fired on-site. “Pretty much anything you want to do with clay, you can do here,” he said. For information and class schedules, visit the Web site By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@


Greater Anderson Promotes Peace is hosting the Mad Dash for GAPP 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Teams solve puzzles, follow clues and complete challenges in a race to be crowned champion. Proceeds to benefit Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. For details, visit http://

more. The cost is $10, $7 ages 12 and under. The event runs through Oct. 4. Call 232-8230 or visit

Artist display

Anderson Township Park District is hosting A Fair of the Arts 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturFall-O-Ween Coney Island is hosting the day, Sept. 26, at Beech Acres Fall-O-Ween Festival 1 to 8 Park, 6910 Salem Road, p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Anderson Township. More than 70 artists disConey Island, 6201 Kellogg play hand-crafted works. The Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes floral event also includes music. displays, events for children, Food, beer and wine will be rides, music, laser show and available. Call 388-4513.


Summer School participants are, back row, Bridget McIntyre, Jack Sullivan, Megan Jackson, Jessica Grant, Courtney Stockman, Stefanie Sams, Brittney Stockman; middle row, Miss Patty, Mason Bailey, Riley Davis, Anna Lang, Leah Bailey, Julianne Haney; and front row, Nick Buscani, Luke Gaskey, Eileen Lockwood, Andy Hurst, Grace Marshall, Savannah Johnson and Tristan Hart. Not pictured: Vicki Westerkamp.


Volunteer John Kelley working with student Mason Bailey.

Leap Beyond Therapy provides enrichment

Summer often is a time to relax and play. However, it can also be a time for students to lose skills and knowledge from the previous school year. “Children with IEP’s can take longer to learn things, and can have difficulty retaining information, thus the reason Leap Beyond Therapy decided to help students refresh their academic awareness through a Summer Enrichment program 2 years ago,” said Leap Beyond Therapy Co-Founder Ruth Grant-Bailey. LBT’s Summer Enrichment program ran for four weeks, three hours a day, three times a week at Clough United Methodist Church. The program had 10 students, one teacher, two assistant teachers, and 6-10 volunteers per class. “It was a very structured program, and (my son) Luke was able to work on things in his IEP in preparation for the upcoming school year,” said parent Melissa Gaskey. “Leap Beyond Therapy works extremely hard to make our programs, whether it is therapy, fitness classes, or the Summer Enrichment program individualized to meet the child’s specific needs,” Grant-Bailey said. Leap Beyond is now registering for fall classes such as Bike Club, Expressing Emotions Small Group, and Yoga. For more information, call 232-5327, or visit

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Panel Discussion, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road.With Hamilton County’s Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities. Discussion of fiveyear renewal of a 3.62 mill property tax levy for mental retardation and developmental disabilities programs. 396-8960; Norwood.

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


Astrology Class, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Midwest School of Astrology, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 6, Intermediate to Advanced Topics with Pam Gallagher. $30. Reservations recommended. 984-2293. Madisonville.


Mount Washington Farmers’ Market, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave. Fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 2325724. Mount Washington. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2 5


The Sideline Event, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Called and silent auctions, dinner-by-the-bite and wine pairing by chef of Biltmore Winery. Music by The Remains.Tom Gamble of 96 Rock, emcee. With Priscilla Burt, former Ben-Gal and Louis Breeden, former Bengal defensive back.Ages 21 and up. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association. $95. Presented by Cheering for Charity Foundation. 484-9945; Anderson Township.


Music of the Night, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Hyde Park Golf and Country Club, 3740 Erie Ave. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner. Includes live Broadway music, dancing, silent auction and raffle. Benefits Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Good Samaritan Mission. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Episcopal Retirement Homes. 272-5555, ext. 4292. Hyde Park.


A Joyful Noise, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Oakley After Hours, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Madison Road Corridor, Madison Road. Local shops and restaurants open late with sales, dining specials and music. Free. Presented by Oakley Community Council. 884-1968. Oakley. Oriental Rug Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 871-5840. O’Bryonville. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Explore virtual recreations of earthworks built by Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures in Ohio Valley.$1, vehicle permit required ($5 annual; $2 daily). Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510; Oakley. A Conversation, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Detour: New Work by Michelle Heimann, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 321-5200. O’Bryonville.


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


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


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

Anderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; Anderson Township.




Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Oakley.


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


Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.Wonders from Down Under. Eight wines from Australia and New Zealand. $25, $20 advance.The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road.With hors d’oeuvres. Registration recommended. 7311515; Oakley.

Country Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Children’s games, bakery, farmer’s market, silent auction, handcrafted dolls and toys, flea market, crafts, raffle and more. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Sept. 27. 474-1637. 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. Music. Food, beer and wine available. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Fall-O-Ween Festival, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Family fun, floral displays, events for children, rides, music, laser show and more. $10, $7 ages 12 and under. Through Oct. 4. 232-8230; Anderson Township.

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James “Vinnie” Vinson Memorial, 3 p.m.10 p.m. Music by Bootleg Rider. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. Drink specials, food, raffles and entertainment. Benefits Benefits Cancer Free Kids and The Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance. Presented by Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society. 531-3300. Oakley.


Julie Rubini, 11 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and reads “Hidden Ohio: A Search and Seek Book.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Weekend With the Stars, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. Includes tours of the historic observatories, activities, informal presentations and telescope viewing. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Rain or shine. All ages. Free. 321-5186; Mount Lookout. Honeybees, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave. Nature Center. Learn all about honeybees. Includes exhibit, honey tasting and naturalist-led hike to meadow for open hive demonstrations. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Rain cancels. All ages. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 231-8678; California.


5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 10 a.m. Lunken Airport Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. Includes silent auction, raffles, awareness booths, childrens booth, activities, survivor recognition and more. Benefits National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter. $30, $25 advance. Registration required. Presented by National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter. 859694-1878; Linwood.


Mad Dash for GAPP, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Teams solve puzzles, follow clues and complete challenges in a race to be crowned champion. Benefits Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. Teams of 2-4, $50-$70. Plus T-shirts, $5. Registration required by Sept. 21. Presented by Greater Anderson Promotes Peace. 232-5702; Anderson Township.


Oriental Rug Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 871-5840. O’Bryonville.


Hamilton County Park District is hosting Live Raptors from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Seasongood Nature Center at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. It includes an animal encounter indoors. Bring your camera for an outdoor photo opportunity with the birds after the program. It is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The event occurs rain or shine and is open to all ages. The program is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 474-0580 or visit S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 7

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Tango in the Parks, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave. Pavilion. Milongas an Argentine tango dance where participants explore many facets of improvisation. Includes refreshments. Free. Presented by Tango Del Barrio Studio. 531-2053; Mount Lookout.


Country Store, noon-5 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 474-1637. Anderson Township. Fall-O-Ween Festival, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, $10, $7 ages 12 and under. 2328230; Anderson Township.


Global Tea Concerts, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Spain and Latin American music by Canela with Nicholas Tuttle, guitarist, and Liz Wu, percussionist. Essencha Teahouse, 3212 Madison Road. Includes tea, refreshments and entertainment. Benefits Benefits Play it Forward. $30 couple, $20. Reservations recommended. 533-4832; Oakley.


Weekend With the Stars, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, Free. 3215186; Mount Lookout. Trip to the Ponds, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. 1 to 1 ¬Ω hour hike that includes exploring two ponds. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Rain or shine. All ages. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-0580; Anderson Township. Mammal Mania, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Ave. Picnic area. Drop-in program. Hands on activities to learn about mammals. Animal ecounter. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. No restrooms. Rain or shine. All ages. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 352-4080; Mount Lookout.

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Massage For You, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Lecture on benefits of massage, energy work versus massage, trigger points and self care after a massage. With licensed massage therapists of Tonics Spa and Salon. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 527-4000; Fairfax.

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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Anderson Township.


How to Keep the Girls Healthy: Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer for All Generations, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mercy Hospital Anderson, 7500 State Road. Conference Rooms B and C. Learn about the prevention and treatment ofbreast cancer. Panel discussion with doctors to follow. Free. Registration required. 624-1260. Anderson Township.


Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Authors discuss and sign “The Wyrm King (Spiderwick Chronicles No. 03).” 3968960; Norwood.


Art Schlichter and Jeff Snook, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Authors discuss and sign “Busted: The Rise and Fall of Art Schlichter.” 396-8960; Norwood.

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Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required ($5 annual; $2 daily). 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Make a Mess at the Manatee, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Semi-structured open studio led by Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 3 and up with adult. $3. Registration required. 731-2665; Oakley. PROVIDED

“The Color Purple, The Musical about Love,” returns to the Aronoff Center for a one-week engagement from Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 3. It is based on the classic Alice Walker novel and Steven Spielberg film. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Saturday; also at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-70. Visit or call 800-982-2787.


Mike Gordon, 8 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Award-winning filmmaker, musician and vocalist. $23, $20 advance. 800-745-3000; Oakley.


Halloween comes to Kings Island for adults and kids alike this week. Howl-OFest, family-friendly fun that celebrates the magic of fall, is from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, through Nov. 1. There is trick-or-treating, a dance party and costume parade. For adults, Halloween Haunt begins Friday, Sept. 25, and is through Oct. 31. It features 13 haunted attractions and 500 ghastly creatures. Hours are: 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit


September 23, 2009

Why love treats us the way it does misunderstand love. Spouses quickly become surprised to find out what’s underneath love’s charming exterior, and to know it when it’s stark naked and demystified. As Mason notes, over the years love sometimes pulls the rug out from under us, turns the world upside down, or throws a pail of cold water in our faces and says, “You haven’t learned about me yet!� It demands the very best we can offer. And at other times that are just glorious, love teaches us it is the most exquisite thing in the world. When love is demystified and lives with us in the ordinary of every day, it is bothersome at first. We can even become disappointed and disillusioned and start looking for the mystified version again. We’re all seduced at times by the French proverb, “Only the beginnings of love are beautiful� But true love has its own purpose in being so demanding. Its purpose is to gradually transform us and turn us into genuine lovers. That’s why it employs such drastic strategies: asking us

to forgive over and over again; to be patient with each other and ourselves; to communicate instead of pouting or keeping a cool distance. Later in life, and especially in the next, love will

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When two people marry, one of the greatest mysteries of life is gradually demystified before their eyes. For when we marry, love itself comes to live with us. As children we learned there was something called love. Parents, older siblings, schoolmates, songs and movies spoke of it. Often they seemed to imply that love actually was sexuality. We didn’t understand. Yet, since we were old enough to know love existed, and then soon felt its attraction and enchantment we looked for love, too. After many futile relationships, heartaches, and years of searching, we believed we found true love with a special person. It must be true love, we thought, because of the thrilling way it made us feel. We were in love! Our wedding was beautiful, our honeymoon was spent somewhere with our bodies in each other’s arms, and then we moved into a little home of our own. When we moved in, love moved in with us - though we didn’t realize all its intentions. One day we

take off its earthly mask and become further demystified. We will recognize that, as the scriptures say, “God is love,� and that all along he was growing us and teaching us what true love means. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box

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September 23, 2009

Get your hands on homemade foaming soap

Rita’s homemade foaming soap

The bonus? More suds with less soap!

Foaming hand soap:

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p e n s e r. You have to use one made for foaming h a n d soap. I get mine from the dollar store, and a f t e r they’re empty I make my

own as follows: Wash dispenser well. Rinse with clear vinegar. Rinse again and let drain. The vinegar helps kill any bacteria that may be in the container.

Make your soap:

11⠄3 cups good quality water to 6 tablespoons or so of favorite liquid hand soap. Anti-bacterial or not – you choose. I use a clear liquid soap

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Foaming soap made with my neighbor Sandy Shelton and her granddaughter, Jalese. and let the kids color it foaming hand soap. slightly with food coloring and add a few drops essen- Foaming dishwashing soap: And while you’re at it, tial oil (available from health food stores) to it. go ahead and make a batch Both the coloring and oil are of foaming dishwashing detergent. Again, use a disoptional. Use a whisk to mix gen- penser specifically made for tly. Let sit a few minutes to this. Follow instructions settle, then pour into your above for cleaning, etc. The proportions are a bit container. Violà ! Your own different: 11⠄3 cups good quality water to 6 to 8 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (start with 6, check to see how it’s working, and add more if needed), plus 2 tablespoons clear vinegar (optional) to cut the grease.

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With the school year in full swing and flu season upon us, we’re all into the “wash your hands often� mode. I thought it would be good to share my recipe for homemade foaming soap. It’s actually been around a while but is sure timely today. Plus by making your own foaming soap, you’ll save money and be doing your part to be “green.� Let the kids help – they’ll have fun, and be more apt to wash their little hands if they’ve made their own soap.

I’ve had several requests for cream puffs/fillings for Oktoberfest parties, similar to what Servatii’s serves. Use your favorite cream puff recipe (I have one on the Web version of this column). Here’s a couple different fillings. The first filling holds up better, meaning you can fill the puffs and refrigerate them at least several hours before serving; the second filling is more delicate and more creamy.


Foaming and other soaps made with my friend Carol Vanover. pared without meat, milk, or Fluffy cream puff filling: This is also good in their derivatives and may cream horns, Twinkie-like therefore be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes cakes, etc. Beat together: according to the laws of 1 ⠄2 cup solid shortening kashrut. “No dairy is correct, but like Crisco no meat either. Meat can be 2 tablespoons butter sneaky; gelatin made from 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 cup confectioners’ sugar cattle hooves, for instance, Then beat in 1 cup is not pareve (probably not kosher either, but that’s Marshmallow Fluff beside the point).�

Jane and Carolyn’s cream puff filling:

Jane Cervantes is known as the cake and truffle lady and Carolyn Grieme is a Northern Kentucky reader, known as the gingerbread house queen, and good friend. They both use this for their cream puffs. 11⠄2 cups cold milk 1 (3/4 ounce) package French vanilla pudding mix 1 cup whipped topping Confectioners’ sugar In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for two minutes. Refrigerate for five minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Fill cream puffs just before serving; replace tops. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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Cake tips from Martha

I’m taking a cake decorating class at Grant School in Clermont County. Martha Buckler is my teacher and she shared some valuable tips in last night’s class: • Bake cakes and quickbreads at 325 degrees and not at 350 degrees as most recipes state. You’ll have to bake them longer but the lower temperature allows them to bake all the way through to the middle without sinking. Especially true for very large cakes. • To smooth white or pastel color frosting, dip spatula in warm water and smooth over cake. Smooth top first, then sides. Don’t use on chocolate or deeply colored icing as this will leave streaks and spots. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchenâ€? in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Residents perform in musical “Disney’s High School Musical,� based on the popular Disney Channel movie, will be singing and dancing its way to town Sept. 25, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, brought by Acting Up, the young performer’s community theatre based in Mason. There will be four shows of High School Musical at the Mason High School Theater, 6100 MasonMontgomery Road and will feature a cast of about 75 talented youngsters ages 10 to 18. In the cast will be residents from the Mount Washington and Anderson Township areas. “High School Musical� is a modern day “Grease,� where the jocks and brainiacs, skater dudes and thespians of East Side High School decide whether they need to stick to the status quo or break out of their cliques and come together for the school musical. This production contains Wildcat favorites such as “Bop to the Top,� “Get ‘cha Head in the Game,� and “We’re All in This Together.� In the past two seasons, Acting Up has been nominated for 117 Orchid Awards and has won 38 awards from the Ohio Association of Community The-


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ing, choreography, and assisting in stage managing and other stage crew positions. Performances of Disney’s High School Musical will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25; 2 p.m. (sign language interpreter will be provided)

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NEWSMAKERS Residents join CYC’s AmeriCorps Program

Lindsay Kingsbury of Anderson Township and Shaniese Posey of Mount Washington have joined the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s (CYC) AmeriCorps College Access Program which helps aid youth in their pursuit of post-secondary opportunities. CYC AmeriCorps is in its third year of funding and second year of providing services to students in Cincinnati Public Schools. While participating in the AmeriCorps program, Kingsbury and Posey will be assisting Cincinnati’s at-risk youth in exploring further educational opportunities by working in Cincinnati Public Schools and Community College resource centers. Their responsibilities while involved with the CYC’s AmeriCorps program will include assistance in the completion of FASFA forms, essay development, scholarship services and various other college bound responsibilities. Kingsbury graduated from Anderson High School

in 2003 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Kentucky UniKingsbury versity. Prior to joining the AmeriCorps program, Kingsbury worked as a youth c o u n s e l o r, for three years in the Posey before and after school program in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Posey graduated from North College Hill High School in 2004 and achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Marketing from Wright State University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Prior to joining the AmeriCorps program, Posey has worked as a Visions Mentor at Wright State and has volunteered her time with Habitat for Humanity in Over-theRhine and Lockland.

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The Mount Washington Presbyterian Church Junior High Youth Group in Louisville – back row, Brian Mitchell, Josey Gardner, Laurie Mauer, Drew Hamilton, Holly Robertson, David Mauer, Madison Greenwell and Trayce Gardner; front row, Taylor Limbach, Emily Burr, Kristen Ladd, Emaline Allen and Lainey Morse. PROVIDED.

Youth on a mission

Bill Warden, a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Citizens’ Patrol, talks with a resident at the Anderson Towne Center Kroger during a seat belt check hosted recently as part of the Hamilton County Safe Communities program.

Volunteers urge residents to buckle up Anderson Township’s Sheriff’s Citizens’ Patrol, the local Citizens Emergency Response Team and the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department worked together recently to encourage residents to buckle up for safety. Volunteers stationed outside the Anderson Towne Center Kroger handed out “smarties” candy to motorists who were “smart” in wearing their seatbelts. For those who did not have their seatbelts on, motorists were given a

penny for “good luck.” As part of the Hamilton County Safe Communities program, this seat belt safety check showed that 85 percent of the 267 individuals checked in two hours were wearing their seat belts, a higher rate than the county average, according to Kirsten Montgomery, Hamilton County Safe Communities coordinator. Local businesses supplied incentive coupons and free items for the safety checkup.


The Mount Washington Presbyterian Church Senior High Youth Group in Washington, D.C. – Back row, Erik Jaap, Philip Moro, Spencer Lloyd, Julia Keeling, Carole Sylvester, Stacey Shadix, Dan Hamilton Steve Shadix, Chris Cooper, Sarah Ladd, Michael Sumpter, Joe Rivers, Carrie Martin and Alex Gartner; front row, Derek Antunes, Emily Cocks, Michael Aldrich, Elle Blauwkamp and Casey Hawkins.

The Senior and Junior High Mount Washington Presbyterian Youth Groups recently returned from summer mission trips. The Senior High group spent a week in Washington, D.C., working with, “The Pilgrimage,” the city’s oldest service-learning hostel organization. The group worked in a food bank, a homeless shelter, DC Central kitchen and two soup kitchens. The group also spent time interacting with people living on the street, taking part in various programs where homelessness is being addressed. The youth also managed some time for a sightseeing tour of the monuments, a trip to the Holocaust museum, Arlington Cemetery and a Nationals baseball game. The Junior High group traveled to Louisville to work with Urban Spirit, where they discovered what it means to experience, “food insecurity” and attempted to get local services without transport. They worked in the local community and spent time learning about the social economic life of those living in poverty. The group also was able to spend a fun day at Six Flags.

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Runners hit the pavement The 13th annual WCPO/Kroger Big K 5K – beginning and ending at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center – recently featured more than 600 runners and walkers. Money raised through the event supports the agency’s ongoing mission to match at-risk kids in the community with positive adult role models who serve

as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. “This was the most successful event in the 13-year history of the 5K, a great event for the entire community – families, businesses, schools, all coming together to spend a Saturday morning supporting kids in our community,” Kathy List, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of

Greater Cincinnati, said. The 5K saw Bigs and their Littles on the course, as well as hundreds of people simply out for a run to raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters. For information about how you can help support mentoring that changes lives, call BBBS of Greater Cincinnati at 421-4120 or visit


Fleet Feet in Blue Ash sponsored a program called No Boundaries, and recruited new runners to train for 12 weeks. This 5K was the culmination of their training.

Above – BBBS Board member Dennis Hackett of Kroger (from Columbia-Tusculum), Kroger Chairman and CEO Dave Dillon of Hyde Park, BBBS Board Chair Brad Haas and BBBS President and CEO Kathy List of Cold Spring. Right – Race chairman (and BBBS board member) Peter Draugelis of Oakley with BBBS Board Chairman Brad Haas of Turpin Hills.


Some of the youngest participants to complete the 5K: Brothers Luke, 7, and Jack Johnson, 10, of Symmes Township, and Nick Sangermano, 12, of Anderson Township cool off after the race.




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DEATHS Elizabeth Anderson-Annis

Joy Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Anderson-Annis, 91, formerly of Mount Washington died Sept. 5. Survived by daughter, Betty Lou Taylor; grandchildren, Mindy Slabach, Carissa (Kevin) Barney, Kirk (Wendy), Elizabeth and Kathryn Annis; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Newton J. Anderson; son, Charles (Marita) Annis; father, William Wheatley; and mother, Jinnie Tisdale. Services are at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Mary Ellen Anderson

Mary Ellen Anderson, 65, of Anderson Township died Sept. 2. Survived by husband, Michael D. Anderson; son, Gregory Shields; step-children, Corinne Larson and Dina Pember; mother, Jane (nee Winston) Donoghue; brother, Michael Donoghue; twin sister, Patricia Scott; sister, Katie Hopkins; four step-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, Christopher Shields; and father, Joseph J. Donoghue. Services were Sept. 8 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Joy Elizabeth Clark, 78, of Anderson Township died Sept. 3. Survived by a host of nieces, nephews and everyone who knew her. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Leonna (nee Moehring) Clark; sister, Janet Parker; and brother, Louis L. Clark. Services were Sept. 19 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Amelia. Memorials to: Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1177 Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102.

J. Krueger; and sister, Wilma J. (Merrill) Knoop. Preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Jean Ries, Martha L. Scott and Carolyn J. Irwin; maternal grandparents, Lee R. Randall and Lida Cox of Mason; husband, Eldred J. (Gary) Garrison; and parents, William H. Irwin, Jr. and Brenda Lee (nee Randall) Irwin. Services were Sept. 9 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Memorials to: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45176.

John Lewis Ertel

Betsy J. Lienesch

John Lewis Ertel, 81, of Anderson Township died Sept. 12. Survived by son, Chris Ertel; daughter, Laura (Gary) Bohn; and brother, Edward (Janice) Ertel. Preceded in death by wife, Billie Deane Ertel; son, Thomas Allen Ertel; father, Chester Ertel; and mother, Christine White. Services were Sept. 16. Memorials to: Beechmont Players, P.O. Box 54534, Cincinnati, OH 45254.

Lidalee Garrison

Lidalee (nee Irwin) Garrison, 87, of Terrace Park died Sept. 5. Survived by children, Vivian G. (Neil) Krueger of Terrace Park, Larry R. (Jill) Garrison and Barbara L. (Thomas) Fox both of Anderson Township; grandchildren, Randall (Tonya) Krueger, Susan (Terrence) Kelley, Jeffrey Krueger and Christopher Fox; great-grandchild, Carson

Betsy J. Lienesch, 62, formerly of Anderson Township died Sept. 8. Survived by husband, Robert Lienesch; daughters, Kim Lienesch and Julie (Andrew) LieneschCasper; brother, Stephen Gotlieb; sister, Lisa (Mitchell) Ellis; nephews and niece, Gregory, Basil and Joshua. Preceded in death by father, Hyman Gotlieb; and mother, Arteline Cyr. Services were Sept. 11 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065.

Harry J. Lehman Jr.

Harry J. Lehman Jr., 83, of Anderson Township died Sept. 10. Survived by sons, Patrick and Brian Lehman; daughters, Barbara

(Curtis) Chaney and Jenny Lehman; and grandchildren, Justin and Cara Chaney. Preceded in death by wife, Shirley Ann Lehman; father, Harry J. Lehman Sr.; and mother, Alvina Sprunk. Services were Sept. 12 at All Saints Church. Memorials to: Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, P.O. Box 43027, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Helen Louise Matje

Manuel Negretti Muniz

Helen Louise Matje, 80, formerly of Anderson Township died Sept. 1. Survived by daughter, Linda (Carl) Brown; sister, Eleanor Roberts; grandchildren, Andrew and David Brown, Peter and Alison Kien; also survived by four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Peter M. Matje; son, Peter Matje III; daughter, Kathleen Matje; father, Edward Butler; mother, Evelyn Pertusset; and sister, Lucille Roe. Services were Sept. 5 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Manuel Negretti Muniz, 80, of Anderson Township died Sept. 1. Survived by wife, Charlotte J. Muniz; children, Margaret, John and Manuel Muniz, Anna Carlson, Pam Adams, Deanna Austin and Becky Cavanaugh; sisters, Helen, Carmen and Wendy; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Gilbert Muniz; father, Delores Muniz; and mother, Ascunsion Muniz. Services were Sept. 4 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Wilma J. Mitchell

Colleen Rae Myers

Wilma J. Mitchell, 75, of Anderson Township died Sept. 10. Survived by husband, Donald L. Mitchell; daughters, Dianna Mitchell, Debra (Clay) Warnemunde, Denise (Jim) Partack and Donna (Kurt) Stevens; brothers, James (Betty) Mays; sister, Ora Lee Lacker; grandchildren, Paige, Leah, Gracie, Can-

Colleen Rae Myers, 79, formerly of Anderson Township died Sept. 2. Survived by husband, Mickey O. Myers; children, Scott, Mark and Jenny Myers, Jerry Kuck, Todd and Laura, and Chris and Lynne Myers; daughter-in-law, Clare Bassile; siblings, Jean Wiester, Judy Schmalfuss, Charlie and MaryJo Wheatley,

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Barbara and Tom Schlueter; and grandchildren, Taylor and Camryn Myers, Patrick Cunningham, Eric Myers, Sami Myers, Shelby McTyre, Mickey and Phoebe Myers. Preceded in death by father, Virgil Wheatley; and mother, Mildred Schierloh. Services are from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Evergreen Retirement Community. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Garnett Jean Sandusky

Garnett Jean Sandusky, 75, of Anderson Township died Sept. 5. Survived by daughters, Vicki (Steve) Fleming and Donna Sandusky; son, Bryan (Belinda) Sandusky of Milford; grandchildren, Jennifer Schmand, Sarah Kuhnell, Emily Fleming, Heather Sandusky, Amber Richardson and Ricky Beavers; great-grandchildren, Robbie Schmand, Caleb and Emalyn Kuhnell; and sister, Joyce Scarborough. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Sandusky. Services were Sept. 10 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.


Church welcomes guest speaker Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 6800 School Street in Newtown, hosts Minneapolis speaker, author, and radio commentator Pastor Bob DeWaay, Sept. 26 and 27. DeWaay will speak on the topic, “Sola Scriptura” which is Latin for “Scripture Alone.” “Sola Scriptura declares that there is only one written, authori-

dice (Nathan), Stephen, Travis, Lindsay and Mitchell; and great-grandchildren, Brianna, Robert and Dakota. Preceded in death by father, James C. Mays; and mother, Dema Gray. Services were Sept. 14 at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

tative source of divine revelation through which God alone speaks,” said FCFC’s senior pastor Dr. Ed Bonniwell. “Spiritual renewal is always the portion for those who affirm Scripture alone. God really works through his word.” The conference begins at 10 a.m. each morning. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, call 271-8442.

A Newcomers Class will start from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and will meet Thursdays through Dec. 3 at the church. This is a group for women who are new to the Cincinnati area, who are interested in Christian fellowship with other newcomers. The class will read and discuss Susan Miller’s book, “After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In.” The group is open to all women, whether you’ve been here 2 weeks or 2 years; you need not be a

church member to attend. Childcare is available by reservation. Contact Sue at 233-9556 or for more info or to enroll. The book is provided at cost; no charge for the class. The church is a host site for the the Simulcast Conference of “Focus on Parenting,” presented by Focus on the Family, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The cost for tickets is $25 per person (through Sept. 30); or $35. To register, visit the church Web site under News and Events/Special Events. The church is hosting a Healing and Whole-

ness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann





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

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PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

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MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"


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513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

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

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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


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

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


September 23, 2009

Forest Hills Journal


Women that move

School year is blessed in

More than 15 million women from ages 20 and over move each year. Moving is one of the top 10 “traumas.� It is often devastating for a woman to move. Some of the more difficult hurdles are leaving behind family and friends, losing familiar surroundings, feeling of disbelief, anger, sadness, grief, loneliness and isolation. This fall two churches will host a Newcomers Class. Anderson Hills United Methodist (231-4172), corner of Beechmont Avenue and Forest Road, across from the Anderson Towne Center, will meet from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays now through Dec. 3. Classes will be based on the book “After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In� by author Susan Miller that wrote her book after moving more than a dozen times as an adult. She is committed to the

Clough United Methodist Church recently held a Backpack Blessing. Students were invited to start the new school year off right by bringing their backpacks to the service. Backpacks were blessed and students, teachers and school staff personnel received prayers for a safe and productive school year. For more information, visit

spiritual growth and emotional well-being of women going through the adjustment and/or transition of a move. The classes are fun, friendly and informal. At Anderson Hills United Methodist Church leader Sue Black said, “She has seen deep friendships form as a result of attending these Newcomer classes over the eight years that she has been a leader. Whether a woman has been in the Cincinnati area three weeks or three years and still doesn’t feel she belongs, this class is for her and invites her to ‘Come and meet your new best friends!’� Call Sue Black at 2339556 or reach her at, if interested in the Anderson Township class. Child care is provided (reservation required). Reservations are not necessary for class attendance. You do not have to be a church member to attend.

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NEWSMAKERS Resident awarded

Gail Merkle of Anderson Township, a four-year veteran of Hamilton County’s Department of Job and Family Services, was recently named the PCSAO Child Protection Worker of the Year; and Robin and David Steele, a Winton Place foster family, were named PCSAO Family of the Year. “I could not be prouder of Gail and more thankful to the Steeles for what they do on behalf of this community’s children. They not only stand as representatives of so many people in this community who help abused and neglected children, but they stand out because they go so far above and beyond,” said Moira Weir, director of the Department of Job and Family Services.


September 23, 2009

Porter of Deaconess Lifeline receives performance award Sue Porter, a Lifeline program manager at Deaconess Lifeline, recently received the Exceptional Performance Award from Philips Lifeline as part of their Academy program. Lifeline is an emergency response system that allows people to live safely in the comfort of their own home, with help available at the touch of a button. “The Philips Lifeline Academy, established in 2001 represents a membership of our best 150 com-

munity partners out of 2500 nationwide who continue to demonstrate an extraordinary level of commitment to helping more seniors and their families benefit from Lifeline,” says Walter van Kuijen, CEO of Philips Lifeline The Exceptional Performance Award is given to a small number of Philips Lifeline Academy participants for recognition for their outstanding work serving their communities. Porter has demonstrated

a clear planned approach to increasing the number of adults who benefit from Lifeline, says van Kuijen. The Deaconess Lifeline Program was established in 1997, when it served 280 seniors, and now helps approximately 1500 older adults live more safely in their own homes. Lifeline provides immediate help 24 hours per day at the simple touch of a lightweight button worn around the wrist or neck. Lifeline service is one of a range of services provided for older adults through the Deaconess Associations Foundation. To learn more, call 5592827.

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Sue Porter, second from left, of Deaconess Lifeline, recently received the Exceptional Performance Award from Philips Lifeline. She is seen here with, from left, Mid-Atlantic regional manager of Lifeline Davin Isackson, Carolyn Wicks of Lifeline and Anderson Township resident Pat Ward, executive director of the Deaconess Associations Foundation.

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Marijuana possession

Edward L. Denham, 31, 665 Neave, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 28. Juvenile, 13, criminal damage, Aug. 31. Juvenile, 14, assault, adulterated food, Aug. 29. Tyra L. Duncan, 37, 3178 Madison Road, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 1. Gregory R. Flick, 37, 13880 Sicily Road, engaging in business with no license, Sept. 1. Delbert R. Burton, 33, 734 Lewis, burglary, Aug. 28. Christopher G. Corder, 27, 6920 Wildflower, forgery, Aug. 26. George R. Meyer, 35, 8528 Summit Ridge, domestic violence, Aug. 28. Russell Mikle, 52, 3936 Colerain, theft, drug possession, Aug. 28. Andrea M. Rhodes, 32, 28 Apple Lane, drug possession, drug abuse instrument, Aug. 30. Juvenile, 16, marijuana possession, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Sept. 3. Damon W. Sexton, 47, 7882 YMCA Road, theft, Sept. 2.

Passing bad checks


Incidents/investigations Assault, adulterated food

Adult male was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Avenue, Aug. 29.

Attempted breaking and entering

Attempt made to enter Marathon Station at Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 30.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into Superior Blacktop at Eight Mile Road, Sept. 1.


Medications taken from room at New England Club at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 30. Jewelry taken at 7473 Clough, Aug. 28. Two bikes, helmet, etc. taken; $1,050 at 8383 Shenstone, Sept. 1.

Criminal damage

Fence damaged at 1875 Berkshire Road, Aug. 30. Mailbox damaged at 8424 Brandonhill Court, Sept. 2.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle damaged at Altercrest at Sutton Avenue, Aug. 31.

Disorderly conduct

Male juvenile acted in turbulent manner at Altercrest at Sutton Avenue, Sept. 3.

Domestic violence

At Summit Ridge, Aug. 28. At Woodruff Road, Sept. 1.


Female reported this offense; $400 loss at 7914 Woodruff, Aug. 26.









Checks issued to O’Reilly Auto Parts; No. 385.47 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 29.


Stereo face plate taken from vehicle at 761 Four Mile Road, Aug. 26. Dog taken from vehicle; $350 at 1319 Salem Road, Aug. 26. MP3 player and headphones taken from gym at Parkside Christian Church at Salem Road, Aug. 27. Cellphone taken from Skate Park; $180 at Salem Road, Aug. 28. Bag containing cellphone, etc. taken at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, Aug. 30. No payment for services at Johnny’s Carwash; $70 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 26. Checks given for work that was not started; $2,300 at 1115 Wittshire, Aug. 30. Dog taken at 2755 Turnkey Court, Aug. 24. Merchandise taken from Bigg’s at Ohio 125, Aug. 26. Meat products, etc. taken from Bigg’s at Ohio 125, Aug. 27. Bike taken from rear of Speedway at Batavia Pike, Sept. 1. Radio, stethoscope, etc. taken from vehicle; over $420 at 6411 Clough, Sept. 1. Wallet, left in bathroom, taken from Kroger; $389 cash at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 24. DVD player and shoes taken at 1361 Pebble Court, Aug. 29. Steaks taken from Kroger; $108.20 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 28. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,000 at 8536 Summit Ridge, Aug. 28. Cellphone and cash taken from locker at YMCA; $120 at Clough Pike, Aug. 31. Purse taken at Riverbend at Kellogg Avenue, Sept. 3. Checks taken from residence and cashed at Huntington Bank; $420 loss at Five Mile Road, Sept. 3. Money taken from kiosk at Immaculate Heart of Mary; $102 at Beechmont Avenue, Aug. 31. Copper chips taken from B-Way Corp.; $150 value at Broadwell Road, Sept. 2.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations

Christopher Garner, born 1987, disorderly conduct, 2201 Oxford Ave., Aug. 29. Melinda Hudson, born 1969, burglary, 1925 Lehigh Ave., Aug. 28. Michael Mccoy, born 1984, posses-

sion of drug paraphenalia, 1947 Sutton Ave., Aug. 25. Michael Mccoy, born 1984, disorderly conduct, 1947 Sutton Ave., Aug. 25. Tyrone Moore, born 1975, simple assault, 2506 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 25. Alex J Fohl, born 1969, after hours in park, 5000 Canoe Court, Aug. 23. Barbara E Fisher, born 1964, after hours in park, 5000 Canoe Court, Aug. 23. Brian Hale, born 1978, criminal trespass, 2345 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27. Brian Hale, born 1978, breaking and enterng, 2345 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27. John Elliot, born 1981, domestic violence, grand theft auto, 3769 Pennsylvania Ave., Sept. 9. Daniel J Inman, born 1981, interference with custody, domestic violence, Sept. 9. Douglas Anthony Martin, born 1955, possession open flask, 2210 Oxford Ave., Sept. 5. Daniel J Staples, born 1990, possession of drugs, 6712 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 9. Maurice Davis, born 1961, domestic violence, Sept. 14. William Perry Smith, born 1973, domestic violence, Sept. 11.


Breaking And Entering 1739 Beacon St., Aug. 25. 5859 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 24. 5869 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 24.


2345 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27. 6242 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 27.

Grand Theft

5556 Beechmont Ave., Aug. 26. 6124 Campus Lane, Aug. 26.

Petit Theft

610 Beacon St., Aug. 26. 1721 Beacon St., Aug. 25. 2112 Salvador St., Aug. 25.


5869 Kellogg Ave., Aug. 24.

Felonious assault

2351 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 7.

Grand theft

1832 Sutton Ave., Sept. 5. 5993 Linneman St., Sept. 5.

Petit theft

2120 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 10. 6701 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 7.


Craigland Court, Sept. 6.



Christopher Gillum, 19, 69 E. Main St., bench warrant, Aug. 14. Crystal Donlan, 37, 2519 Spindle Hill Drive, driving under suspension, Aug. 14. Shaun Lindgren, 21, 6838 Buckingham Place, driving under suspension, Aug. 15. Tabitha Crosby, 36, 4340 Tower Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 15. Ryan Thomann, 27, 56 Old Ohio 74, bench warrant, Aug. 16. Denise Burke, 41, 44 Sioux Court, bench warrant, Aug. 17. Michael Schwartzberg, 62, 9631 Semaphore Court, bench warrant, Aug. 17. Brian Jones, 26, 924 Chateau, bench warrant, Aug. 18. Eric Lewis, 24, 1512 Beth Lane, bench warrant, Aug. 20. Leonard Worthington, 43, 3039 Montana Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 20. Steven Dyer, 20, 4448 Walnut St., disorderly conduct, Aug. 20. Bobby Stroop, 48, 15918 Eastwood, bench warrant, Aug. 21. Barbara Miracle, 47, 3978 Piccadilly, drug abuse, Aug. 21. Neal Donley, 28, 928 Old Ohio 52, bench warrant, Aug. 21. Steven Miller, 47, 4416 Innes Ave., obstructing official business, Aug. 22. Tyler Engel, 19, 4477 Eva Lane, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 24. Derrick Mason, 23, 2618 Melrose Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 25. Robert Balon, 23, 1299 Brooke Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 25. Hannah Buescher, 21, 196 Cardinal Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 25. Wade Miller, 19, 228 Congress Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 25. Jeffery Case, 49, 3154 Vine St., bench warrant, Aug. 26. Dominick Bostic, 22, 2644 Gilbert Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 26.


John Mcgonagle, 25, 121 Stonewall Path, operating vehicle under influence, Aug. 26. William Pesta, 19, 1612 Beechshire Drive, underage possession of alcohol, Aug. 26. Michael Dames, 20, 444 Ashworth Court, possession of criminal tools, Aug. 26. Greg Motley, 26, 1738 Sutton Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 27. John Sherrill, 33, 7026 Stonewall Ridge Drive, driving under suspension, Aug. 27. Brittany Zebick, 22, 600 University Lane, bench warrant, Aug. 28. Damon Rosemond, 26, 3048 Walton Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 28. Savannah Man, 23, 4108 Eastern Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 29. Jeremiah Warner, 32, 249 Daniel Court, bench warrant, Aug. 30. Rienelle Wilson, 31, 7878 YMCA Road, bench warrant, Aug. 30. Ricky Vilvens, 28, 7862 YMCA Road, bench warrant, Aug. 30. Thomas Lowe, 31, 2572 Spindle Hill Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 30. Viola Smelcer, 51, 989 Joyce Drive, bench warrant, Aug. 30. William Terrell, 50, 1156 Springwater Court, bench warrant, Aug. 31. Gene Tompson, 51, 1535 Hurley Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 31. George Schultz, 19, 3610 Maplewood Drive, bench warrant, Sept. 1. Donald Jones, 30, 218 W. 12th St., bench warrant, Sept. 3. John Giddings, 49, 595 Mercury Drive, bench warrant, Sept. 3. Daniel Mikolay, 46, 4738 Vicbarb Lane, bench warrant, Sept. 4. James Thomas, 34, 6123 Navarre Place, bench warrant, Sept. 4. Jeffery Abrams, 28, 1427 Whitaker Lane, bench warrant, Sept. 4. Stephen Cox, 22, 7477 Valley View, domestic violence, Sept. 4. Charles Baker, 22, 4439 Springfield Court, bench warrant, Sept. 5.

William King, 36, 7202 Mariemont, bench warrant, Sept. 5.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

At Valley View Drive, Sept. 4.


At 3470 Riverhills Drive, Aug. 19.

LEGAL NOTICE In compliance with A.H.E.R.A. (Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act) and the requirements of Jarod’s Law, The Forest Hills School District engaged in an accredited firm to complete the semiannual 6 month asbestos surveillance. This included each school with the exception of Nagel Middle School, which is asbestos-free. The most recent inspection was in July, 2009. There were no findings of concern. The Forest Hills School District has utilized an accredited firm to perform the surveillance for more than the past twenty years. Any questions regarding the asbestos, asbestos records or management plans in our schools may be directed to Kevin Reid in the Maintenance Office at 513-231-4188, extension 2978. 2101

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Forest Hills Journal

September 23, 2009

On the record REAL ESTATE


Crittenden Dr.: Scheu Michael P. to Neugebauer Raymond T. & Sarah Christine; $280,000. 1031 Burns Ave.: Nowak Walenty to Markus Joshua; $92,500. 1081 Wittshire Ln.: Naish Charlotte R. to Digiovenale David & Janie; $150,000. 1549 Hilltree Dr.: Hutchinson Joseph M. & Joyce Ann to Neal John & Tracey; $140,000. 1706 Loisdale Ct.: Murphy Paula J. to Brasington David; $187,000. 1715 Rockhurst Ln.: Brinson John & Leann to Moeller Kevin; $82,250. 1722 Eight Mile Rd.: Vretenarov Ivan & Velislava to Heuer Sean C.;

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. $144,700. 2804 Deerhaven Dr.: Hounshell Carol R. to Falvey Douglas & Rebecca; $246,000. 2898 Saddleback Dr.: Scheu Michael P. to Neugebauer Raymond T. & Sarah Christine; $280,000. 6622 Wyndwatch Dr.: Bruns Mark A. & Barbara A. to Reinhart Cory M.

& Keri M. Cowan-Reinhart; $450,000. 6721 Bennett Rd.: Hunter Barbara N. to Dietz Thomas R. & Mary Patricia; $799,000. 6721 Bennett Rd.: Hunter Barbara N. to Dietz Thomas R. & Mary Patricia; $799,000. 6721 Bennett Rd.: Hunter Barbara N. to Dietz Thomas R. & Mary Patricia; $799,000. 7027 Royalgreen Dr.: Leines Brian O. & Lee to Hamilton Daniel S. & Jennifer L.; $347,000. 7129 Bluecrest Dr.: Caldwell Rebecca L. & Douglas L. Falvey to Hounshell Carolyn R.; $137,000. 748 Watch Point Dr.: Davis Lucy C. Tr to Mcmillan Ruben W. & Elizabeth A; $220,000.

748 Watch Point Dr.: Davis Lucy C. Tr to Mcmillan Ruben W. & Elizabeth A; $220,000. 749 Cedar Point Dr.: Galloway Joel M. & Rebecca D. to Pazzo Michael P. & Amanda M.; $440,000. 7982 Meadowcreek Dr.: Zicka Walker Homes At Eagles Watch LLC to Bray Peter & Mary Claire; $660,000. 8487 Shenstone Dr.: Hamilton Daniel & Jennifer to Jamriska James T. & Katherine J.; $185,000. 874 Woodlyn Dr.: Fannie Mae to Watkins Michele; $90,500. 937 Alnetta Dr.: Jubak Robert F. & Mary to Stober Megan L.; $128,000. 940 Eight Mile Rd.: Sykes Cindy L. to

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $105,000. 956 Woodlyn Dr.: Bode Himavantha & Mamatha to Hutson Meredith; $121,000.


1273 Deliquia Dr.: Davis Anthony J. to Tinsley Christopher Jason; $125,000. 1279 Deliquia Dr.: Triebull Ted R. & Rachel E. to Busbee Heather; $142,000. 1302 Moonkist Ct.: Wilson George F. & Renee B. to Thornton Kenneth Ryan & Sandra Kay Thornton; $135,000. 1447 Dyer St.: Brunner George Dennis to Greene Amanda; $78,000. 1461 Meadowbright Ln.: Beiersdorfer

David to Johns Dennis M.; $137,000. 1629 Brandon Ave.: Weiler Lisa A. to Von Holle Karin W.; $139,950. 2215 Sussex Ave.: Carter Bradley to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $77,400. 2438 Cardinal Hill Ct.: Ricketts Christopher H. to Sweeney Matthew & Diane Radovan; $129,000. 2511 Meadowmar Ln.: Puthoff Jamie Tr to Chromik Michael P. & Nancy J.; $145,000. 5931 Wayside Ave.: Hobbins T. Eben Jr. & Mary M. to Schneider Chelsey; $126,000. 6639 Corbly Rd.: Tanner Custom Homes Inc to Hudson Andrew T. & Emily J. Fitzgerald; $239,136.

BUSINESS UPDATE Skyline fundraiser

Skyline Chili will host a citywide fundraiser benefiting the Freestore Foodbank 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at all neighborhood Skyline Chili restaurants. Since the restaurant is celebrating 60 years of serving its famous chili, Skyline is hosting a this fundraiser to thank the community for its support over the years and to also help those in need. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank.

New franchise

DUCTZ, one of the nation’s largest air duct cleaning and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) restoration company, plans to open a new franchise location in Anderson Township at 8190 ABeechmont Avenue. The new franchise, owned by Connie Sprunk, will open in April 2010. DUCTZ offers many specialized “green” and energy efficiency services for commercial and residential customers, including air duct disinfection treatment, UV lighting, high efficiency fil-





tration and dryer vent cleaning. For more information, visit

Coupon book pre-sale

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce is currently selling the Buy it in Anderson coupon books. Each coupon book contains more than $3,500 in total savings, $50 worth of FUNd Money (that spends just like cash) and more than $1,500 in free offers (no purchase necessary). Books are $25 and will soon be available for purchase in the community.


The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast


The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away. leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

Luxuriate on the amazing Gulf beaches of ANNA MARIA ISLAND Super fall rates, just $499/wk + tax. Book early for winter! 513-236-5091

MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494



FLORIDA LONGBOAT KEY . Amazing 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay condo, private beach, tennis, fishing, bikes, kayaks, deck. Local owner. Great fall rates, short-term notice! 513-662-6678 (Unit 829)

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Fall rates. 513-770-4243

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

BRANSON. Christmas Show Tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, $650 pp. Includes transportation, hotels & most meals. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Time, Mar 26-29. Only $425 pp. NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO - June 21-25, $499 pp. CincyGroupTravel, 513-245-9992

Several businesses and individuals have recently become members of the

Attorneys attend event

Attorneys Drew Blatt (Anderson Township) and Sarah Graber (West Chester) of the intellectual property law firm Wood, Herron & Evans recently participated in the InOneWeekend pro-

gram at the University of Cincinnati. Ali Rowghani of Disney/Pixar delivered the keynote address for the second annual event and talked about what innovation means to Disney/Pixar. Wood Herron & Evans was a sponsor for the event. InOneWeekend is an innovation and entrepreneurship organization that hosts open format, experiential weekend events that create viable participantdriven start-ups in one weekend. Contact Elizabeth Edwards at Elizabeth@

513.768.8285 or

Feature of the Week


New members

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. They are: C3: Creating Connections Consulting; Carmine’s Italian Ice; DeBraKuempel; Enterprise RentA-Car; Employers’ Innovative Network; James R. Weber, DDS; Robert J. Malinzak, Beekeeping & Honey and the Bachman Family.

Travel & Resort Directory

Bed & Breakfast

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

For a limited time only, customers can reserve a copy of the 2009-2010 coupon book and receive a free Buy it in Anderson Coupon Card (a $10 value) by contacting the Chamber office at 474-4802 or Both the coupon book and discount card will be available for pick-up Oct. 1 and will remain valid until Oct. 31.

FLORIDA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387


BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

Bonita Springs. A "Bit of Paradise" awaits you! Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA condo with all resort amenities. Call now for reduced fall and winter rates! Local owner, 513-520-5094

FT. MYERS BEACH. Two luxury 2 Br, 2 Ba condos (1 corner unit) di rectly on the beach & by golf course. Balcony, pool, hot tub & more! South Island. 2 wk. min. Available Sept.Jan. & early March. 513-489-4730

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

HOBE SOUND. Fantastic 2 br, 2 ba luxury condo on Heritage Ridge Golf Course. 3 mi to Jupiter Island Beach. $2000/mo, 3-4 month commitment. Snowbird Getaway! 513-604-6169

SEBRING - Winner’s Nest In the ! of Florida, near 6 golf cours es! 3BR, 2BA, fully equip duplex incls washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Available daily, weekly or monthly. For rates & availability 863-557-4717

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 ft to the beach! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 232-4854 On Top Rated Crescent Beach!

VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

OHIO DESTIN. New, furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo, golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view. Available weekly Sept/Oct.; monthly Nov/Dec. 30% off! 513-561-4683 Visit or


Old Man’s Cave/Hocking Hills FREE Parks-Fishing-Flea Markets Inn Towner Motel - Logan, Ohio 1-800-254-3371 Room rates $45/up


GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1BR, 1BA condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Great Reduced Rates! Sept-Oct and March-May, $550/wk; Nov-Feb, $400/wk or $900/mo. Call local owner, 513-829-5099 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


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