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More legal troubles for Anderson trustee By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township Trustee Kevin O’Brien, who is running for re-election, is embroiled in at least three new lawsuits. One involves non-payment of thousands of dollars in credit card debt. Another accuses him of “fraudulent misrepresentation,” trespassing and other claims surrounding the sale of his former home on Hopper Road. O’Brien Both cases are in Hamilton County Municipal Court. A third, which is in Hamilton County Probate Court, involves multiple issues surrounding a trust agreement where O’Brien served as a trustee. He was removed from those duties Aug. 15 and asked to provide an immediate accounting of the trust. While O’Brien did comment on some of cases against him, he repeatedly said he was “reluctant” to say much because of the “ongoing nature of this.”

Credit card case Capital One in June sued O’Brien for not paying his credit card. The company said in its complaint he owes more than $6,300. They’re asking the judge to make O’Brien pay the total amount, plus a post-judgment interest of 3 percent per year and court costs. “This issue is a remaining item with the unwinding of my 18-year marriage with my former spouse,” O’Brien said. In July, O’Brien asked the court for more time to respond because he was “in the process of filing for bankruptcy.” He later told the Forest Hills Journal he was “not going to file bankruptcy for $6,000” but would not directly address if he planned to file bankruptcy because of other financial trouble.

Former home lawsuit

This case surrounds the short sale of O’Brien’s former home on Hopper Road. Last September, First Financial Bank began foreclosure proceedings and stated in its complaint there were more than $373,000 of unpaid mortgage and interest dating back to August 2011.

While O’Brien was going through the foreclosure process, Craig Roberts agreed to buy the home in a short sale. His company would pay $543,200 for the home, which would then be leased back to Roberts as a residence. According to contract documents signed at the end of February by both parties, O’Brien was supposed to leave the property by the closing date, set for April 30. The initial complaint, filed by O’Brien Aug. 15, claimed Roberts failed to return a generator and utility trailer and sought to recoup $2,866. Roberts denied those claims and countersued O’Brien for “fraudulent misrepresentation, trespass, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.” In his complaint, Roberts alleges that O’Brien, in writing, claimed he did not know of any previous or current presence of or damage from wood-destroying insects. However, Roberts claims in the complaint O’Brien did know about tree damage on the property. He is seeking to recoup more

PREVIOUS ISSUES Ever since O’Brien was elected, he has faced calls from residents to resign as an Anderson Township trustee, but has repeatedly refused to step down. It began before he was officially sworn in as trustee when a report detailing his lifetime ban from the securities industry came to light following his election in November 2009. That report from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) alleged O’Brien misappropriated more than $300,000 of a client’s money for his personal use and failed to report outside business activity while he was employed at Robert W. Baird and Co. O’Brien was discharged from the company in 2008 and agreed to the FINRA sanctions without admitting or denying the allegations. Baird sued him in April 2010 for repayment of $336,175 from a settlement the company made with the client. O’Brien denied the allegations in that lawsuit and the case was settled in March 2012, but terms of the agreement were not disclosed. » A group of more than 40 township residents in 2009 successfully petitioned a judge to increase O’Brien’s surety bond from the state minimum of $1,000 because of questions surrounding his previous financial dealings. The bond was set at $25,000, and O’Brien agreed to that amount before the case went to trial. » In 2011, the Ohio Division of Securities accused O’Brien of violating state law by giving investment advice without a license. He signed a consent agreement with the state agency after it issued a cease and desist order to prevent O’Brien from receiving compensation for investment advice without the proper license, and ordered him to refund fees for at least two clients. » In July 2012, O’Brien was arrested and charged with three counts of public indecency. He pleaded not guilty and the case has since been dismissed.

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Festival re-creates the old West By Lisa Wakeland

Anderson Township resident Drew Deimling stands on the main street of the Old West Festival, which he founded six years ago near Williamsburg. It's open weekends through Oct. 6. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Drew Deimling grew up on “Gunsmoke.” “I didn’t watch a lot of television, but when I did it was Westerns,” he said. “I just really enjoyed that the good guys were the good guys and the bad guys were the bad guys.” Though he was a lifelong fan of Westerns it was a trip to a Renaissance festival that inspired him to start the Old West Festival, now in its sixth year. “I thought it was so neat how hard they worked to get people

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to feel like they were in that period,” said Deimling, who lives in Anderson Township. “So I took my love of the American West and overlaid it with the Renaissance festival. We want people to really feel like they’ve taken a step into a cow town in the middle of Kansas in the late 1800s.” The Old West Festival is open every weekend through Oct. 6 at its permanent site at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, just outside of Williamsburg. Throughout the town – designed as a historical re-enactment of Dodge See WEST, Page A2

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than $12,500 – the cost of having to remove dead trees and the approximate value of the ash and cherry trees on the property. O’Brien was reluctant to discuss the complaint and said he was “not an insect guy and not a tree guy.” “Mr. Roberts had ample time to do his due diligence and inspections,” he said. “I answered all the questions he had – far more information than any seller is expected to provide.” Roberts’ counterclaim also alleges O’Brien stayed in the house past closing and continued to store personal property on the premises. According to court documents, Roberts told O’Brien to stay off the

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property, but he “continued to enter the property while Roberts was absent, and tried to enter buildings on the property, committing new trespasses.” O’Brien told the Forest Hills Journal that is false, and he left the house the day of closing. He also said there was an agreement with Roberts for him to continue to store some property on the premises. He declined to comment further on the lawsuit, and there is a confer-

ence scheduled with the judge at the beginning of December.

Removed from trust

A third lawsuit surrounds O’Brien’s removal as a trustee from the John Teeter Trust Agreement. He became a trustee of that trust in 1998, while he was still with Robert W. Baird and Co., and was removed in mid-August by Emily Teeter Wright, the sole beneficiary of the trust. There are several issues alleged in the

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complaint and attached exhibits including that O’Brien served without a co-trustee, as required in the trust documents, from June 2003 until his removal this August. The complaint also claims O’Brien, as sole trustee, failed to pay taxes via the trust on a home in Norwood, where Wright currently lives. There is a pending tax lien on the property. In a letter notifying O’Brien of his removal as trustee, which was attached to the complaint, O’Brien was directed to

West City around1878 – visitors can stop by the blacksmith, jail, stage and more. There are about a dozen entertainment shows each day, and re-enactors stroll through the festival grounds in historical dress. Sarah Loss, who runs the old-fashioned candy store and coffee shop at the festival, has been part of the festival for several years. “I like the time period, and I do historic re-enact-

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ments all year so this fits in well,” she said. All the vendors build their own space, Deimling said, so the town itself will grow over the years, similar to the way Old West towns grew. “It’s been a roller coaster getting it up and

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the trust and appoint a suitable person to serve as a successor. O’Brien declined to comment further on this case. Greg Delev, the attorney representing Wright in this case, said he does not want to comment on pending litigation. Delev ran for Anderson Township trustee in 2009 and finished third – 31 votes behind O’Brien. Delev is not running for trustee in the Nov. 5 election.


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Engineers respond to road opponents By Jeanne Houck

NEWTOWN — County engineers shepherding the “Eastern Corridor Program” want to help – not hurt – communities that may be affected if any part of the comprehensive transportation proposal is approved. That’s according to Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard, who spoke to the Community Press after he and Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger emailed members of a Newtown community group opposed to proposed traffic changes to challenge a brochure the group is distributing called “The End of Newtown.” The Newtown Community Partnership Committee – comprised of village officials, business people and residents – says in the brochure that the transportation proposal would relocate state Route 32, rolling a four-lane highway through Newtown that would destroy some village businesses, relocate some homes, devastate Native American archeological sites, put a se-

rious dent in Newtown’s income- and property-tax receipts and increase air, noise and water pollution. Hubbard said transportation officials are seeking fact-based input from communities and have made no final decisions about the proposed plan, which is designed to improve travel and access between downtown Cincinnati and the eastern area of the region by upgrading and relocating roads, adding rail transit, expanding bus service and extending bikeways and walking paths. “We have, on multiple occasions, stated publicly and to several of you directly, that we will not support the realignment of any roadway option that would irreparably damage or ‘destroy Newtown’ or any community along the corridor,” Hubbard and Manger say in the email. Hubbard told the Community Press that, “I will tell you, I will not support a new interstate highway or an interstate-like highway traversing the eastern corridor area. “There is no desire to destroy any central busi-



ness district or neighborhood in any way, shape or form,” Hubbard said. Newtown Village Councilmen Mark Kobasuk and Chuck Short, both members of the Newtown Community Partnership Committee, say the group



is standing by the statements in its brochure. “Newtown has been opposed to the (Eastern Corridor) since it was presented in the 60s,” Short said. “It does not benefit Newtown.

“For years the village has presented its position and has backed that up with facts not fiction from various groups, including some of their own data from (The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments),” Short said. “They continue to state at every meeting (that) they want to hear from us, but apparently it is on deaf ears.” The committee encourages residents to support the “no build” option. “Any decision we make

will have impacts we have to live with,” Hubbard told the Community Press, “so it is critical that the decision be made in the light of the facts. “‘No build’ is an option,” Hubbard said. But, “‘No build’ does have significant impacts as well,” said Hubbard, noting that area traffic long has been plagued by congestion and circuitous routes. For more about your community, visit Newtown.

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Fact check: Did Anderson Twp.’s bond rating improve? By Lisa Wakeland

Candidate: Kevin O’Brien Claim: “Township’s financial rating improved to Aaa, April 2010.” Where: Flier for O’Brien’s re-election campaign. It lists Moody’s Investors Service as the source. Facts: While it’s true that Anderson Township’s rating from Moody’s changed from Aa1 to Aaa

in 2010, that was not considered an improvement. It was part of an overall change as the company recalibrated its U.S. Municipal Ratings to O'Brien its Global Rating Scale, according to Moody’s published list of frequently asked

questions about the changes. “This recalibration does not reflect any change in our assessment of the intrinsic creditworthiness of the securities and should not be considered an upgrade of individual ratings,” the list says. All state and local government ratings were recalibrated to the Global Rating Scale. The last time Moody’s

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There have been a handful of reported break-ins in Anderson Township in early and mid-September. All have been in detached garages or sheds.FILE PHOTO

Sheds, garages are targeted in Anderson Twp. By Lisa Wakeland

Five chainsaws, three weed trimmers, two gas cans, a leaf blower and a power washer — it’s enough to start a small landscaping business. But those are among the items reported stolen from five different homes in Anderson Township within two weeks. Most of the breakGuy ing and entering reports occurred on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Guy said this cluster of thefts could be for any number of reasons. “One, they didn’t have enough arms to carry what they were taking, especially if they were working alone, and maybe they saw something in an adjacent yard they were interested in getting into but didn’t have the time or resources,” he said. “Sometimes they’ll case these places in the afternoon and see something of interest.” All the thefts were from detached garages or sheds on Clough Pike and the northern end of State Road, and the property taken was worth more than $5,300. Most of the thefts were from unlocked or unsecured structures, but according to the police reports, in at least one instance the unknown persons pried the latch and padlock from the shed.

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In another, someone unscrewed the floodlight connected to a motion sensor, and the door to the shed was either kicked in or forced open. Guy, who is the district commander in charge of Anderson Township for the sheriff’s office, said there are no suspects at this point. Because there were not any other clusters of similar break-ins or thefts in other parts of Anderson Township, Guy said that “makes me believe it’s someone familiar with the area.” It’s likely young adults just out of high school, he said, and the items could be traded for cash to buy drugs or other items. “Opiates and heroin have been such a problem all over the country so that fuels a lot of this type of criminal behavior,” Guy said. Deputies have checked area pawnshops for the reported stolen items, but nothing has turned up yet, Guy said.

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Sands Montessori students Clark Comstock, Santino Jordan, Calvin Bigham, Patrick Carroll, Maia Lanier, Sarah Bockrath, Mei Li Weil, Nathan Hatcher, Connor Courtney and Jacob Munday display quilts they helped to make for Project Linus. Students used drawing and composition to create cross-stitched images, working as a group for a purpose outside themselves. THANKS TO ERIN DEAN

Saint Ursula Academy senior Raichel Jenkins of Anderson Township was recently named First Runner Up in a national essay contest sponsored by the Tagore Society of Houston. The essay she submitted reflected upon a famous quote by Indian Nobel Jenkins Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore. Jenkins’ entry was selected from a nationwide pool of many entrants based on her ability to convince the reader of the modern relevance of the ancient quote by Tagore, “Don’t limit a

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McKenna Stephenson, Baylie Shafer and Leo Matthews show a quilt filled with uplifting images, which they and their classmates at Sands Montessori cross-stitched themselves for Project Linus. THANKS TO ERIN DEAN

Anderson and Turpin earn a STEM award Anderson and Turpin High Schools both recently learned that they are again recipients of the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. Fifth-eight schools in the state were selected for this honor. There were also 320 teachers honored with the award. Anderson award recipients are teachers: Emily Dorsey, Justin Good, Jeff Granger, Louise Keep, Holly Lowden, Jeff Rodriguez and Krista Willertz. Turpin award recipients are teachers: Lindsay Camm, Gayle Garza, Corey Mullins, Carmen Venditto and Erin Walker. “I am pleased to see our high schools and their teams of talented science teachers consistently receive the STEM recognition from the state,” said Superintendent Dallas Jackson. “Their consistent appearance on the listing of the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education winners list illustrates our teachers’, our schools’ and our district’s commitment to strong STEM education.”

“This award affirms our commitment to STEM education and success for all students,” said Anderson High School Science Department Chairwoman Holly Lowden. “This is an outstanding recognition for Anderson High School, our science faculty members and our students. It highlights the quality of science enrichment experiences we offer.” “At Turpin, members of the science department believe it is very important to let our students know science happens everywhere, not just in the classroom,” said Turpin High School Science Department Chairwoman Corey Mullins. “Therefore, we do our best to provide opportunities that allow student to experience and apply science in the real world.” To receive the award, schools had: to conduct a local science fair with 20 or more students; qualify one or more of these students for one of The Ohio Academy of Science’s 16 district science days; have students participate in at least one

more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, visits to museums, mentorship programs and extended field trips; and convince external reviewers from business and industry, government and academia how and to what extent the school’s program met the Academy’s definition of STEM education. “These awardee schools are engaged in project-based curricula, the central element of any STEM education program,” said Lynn E. Elfner, the academy’s CEO. “Receiving a Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence sends a clear signal that these schools and teachers value student-originated, inquiry-based science and technology education as envisioned for the Next-Generation Science Education Standards being developed nationally,” Elfner said. “Whole new worlds of opportunities open up to students when they complete research or technological design projects.”

child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” The objective of the essay contest was to promote “borderless thinking” and the judges felt Jenkins’ essay achieved this objective and that she effectively used examples of simile to convey her point. “During this school year at St. Ursula Academy, students will be asked to deeply explore the theme of leadership while embracing the school’s mission of faith, integrity, and courage as they pursue their passion,” said Principal Craig Maliborksi. “Raichel is truly living this vision as she pursues her passion for writing.”

Butler University spring semester - Allie Bresler Georgia Institute of Technology spring semester - Connor Donovan and Lauren Young. Ryan Erickson, was named to Denison University’s 2013 spring semester dean’s list. Erickson is a member of the Denison class of 2016. Kelly Lynn Mulrey, a senior majoring in cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring semester. Mulrey, is the daughter of Michael and Annette Mulrey, and a graduate of Turpin High School. Max Rossa, has been named to Eckerd College’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 Semester. Rossa is majoring in biology. Emily Wendler of Anderson

Township, recently received a Dean’s Award from the University of Montana School of Journalism. Wendler, a 2004 graduate of Anderson High School, is the daughter of Marcia Wendler of Anderson Township and Tim Wendler of Dayton. She is a graduate student in the School of Journalism’s environmental science and natural resource journalism master’s degree program. Connor White was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University for the spring semester. White is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Graduates

Wright State University Chelsey St. Martin and Frederick Williams. Colleen Connaughton, received a bachelor of science in nursing cum laude from Saint Louis University in May. Connaughton, daughter of Ray and Arlie Connaughton of Anderson Township, graduated in 2009 from St. Ursula Academy.


Students from the Wilson Elementary School first-grade classroom of Susan Yeatts, including Alex Dillingham and Chloe Whitaker, learn about bus safety from driver Patti Holton. At the beginning of each school year, Forest Hills School District bus drivers spend time at each elementary school teaching students school bus rules and safety. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS

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Twin tackles lead team through growth By Mark D. Motz

ANDERSON TWP. — No, they

don’t read one another’s minds. They don’t dress alike. They don’t try to switch into one another’s classes to confuse people. Truth be told, they aren’t even related. Still, Turpin High School head football coach Rob Stoll refers to them as his twin tackles. Seniors Yanni Gregg and Tyler Ernst. “They are two senior bookends,” Stoll said. “They provide us with great leadership on offense and defense. Especially with a new quarterback getting used to the system, that’s so important for us.” Ernst is the left tackle offensively and he plays defensive end in what Turpin calls its Okie package, geared toward stopping the run. Gregg is the right tackle on offense and subs in for Ernst at end in the nickel package for passing situations.

“Ty is the masher,” Stoll said. “He physically wants to run through you and take you to the ground. Yanni is really an exceptional athlete for his size. He will try to finesse you and get you off balance with his quickness.” The players – who have a friendly rivalry – agreed, saying Ernst would likely win an arm wrestling contest, while Gregg would take a footrace. “Their understanding of the game has improved dramatically with age,” Stoll said. “There has been a huge growth from sophomore to junior year and junior year to now. They’ve consistently led even when things have gotten tough. “We’re obviously going through some adversity (the Spartans opened the season1-3), but it hasn’t changed their passion one bit.” Not only do Ernst and Gregg share positions on the field, they serve as co-captains as well. “Looking up to all the seniors


What: Turpin High School varsity football at Hughes When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 Where: Stargel Stadium, 1430 John St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45214 What to watch: Hughes scored 38 in a victory against Aiken, but gave up 42 in a loss to Mariemont. The Spartans are much more akin to the Warriors and should not have too much trouble finding the end zone if they avoid turnovers.

Turpin High School seniors Yanni Gregg, left, and Tyler Ernst each play tackle and defensive end for the Spartans. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

when we were freshmen, and seeing those guys, that made us want to be good for the younger guys coming up behind us,” Ernst said. Gregg chimed in, saying “You have to teach them how to strap up and go hard every play. That’s what the younger guys don’t always get right away. You

have to go hard all the time to improve. “We’ve been pushing each other a long time, back to the summer before our freshman year. We’ve been workout partners in the weight room, doing drills together, everything. (Being captains) just lets us keep doing that.”

Which Ernst likes. “I’d say it’s really important when you have a young team to have leadership.” Both said they would like to continue their football careers beyond high school. Stoll said they have the ability to do so. “I think they both have a chance at a Division I scholarship, or maybe I-AA,” he said. “They’d be good kids for any program.”

The McNicholas High School girls golf team celebrated its Queen of the Hill victory over Anderson and Turpin high schools Sept. 25 by jumping in a bunker off the ninth green at Coldstream Country Club. The Rockets didn't spend much time in the sand the rest of the day, winning the event with a team score of 188. Turpin was runner up at 214 and Anderson took third at 241. From left are Reagan Powers, Sarah Wilkinson, Mary Schmitt, Sarah Hickman, Riley Whitehouse, Ellie Tierney, Maggie Danker, Michelle Rowekamp and Maria Ciampone. PHOTO COURTESY THERESA CIAMPONE

McNick crowned Queen behind cancer survivor

By Mark D. Motz

ANDERSON TWP. — Sometimes a victory is more than mere numbers on a scoreboard. Ask Sarah Hickman. The McNicholas High School senior owns her share of athletic victories, to be sure. Among them, medalist honors at the Sept. 25 Queen of the Hill golf tournament at Coldstream Country Club. Her round of 44 helped the Rockets to a 188-214-241 victory over Turpin and Anderson high schools, respectively. For Hickman - a Batavia resident - golf is anything but a fivemile walk spoiled. After missing her entire junior season fighting leukemia, every day on the course is joy. “I missed it,” she said. “I love playing. I’ve played since I was old enough to walk, basically. It was hard not to play last year.” The cancer fight continues. Hickman undergoes monthly chemotherapy treatments, which will continue through May 2014. She had one the week before both Queen of the Hill and the Division II sectional tournament Sept. 23, where she led the Rockets to a runner-up finish, one stroke behind Indian Hill, to advance to the districts


Turpin High School’s Miranda Buck tees off on the sixth hole at McNicholas High school senior Sarah Coldstream Country Club during the annual Queen of the Hill Hickman rolls in a putt on the fourth tournament Sept. 25. Buck led the Spartans with a round of 49. green at Coldstream Country Club. MARK MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

at Pipestone Oct. 3. Rocket coach Willy Corbett credits Hickman for a lot of the team’s success, including a 10stroke drop in score from last year’s victorious 198 in the Queen of the Hill. “That’s purely coaching,” he said with a laugh. “No, seriously, that’s having Sarah Hickman


back. Not just her playing, but inspiring the other girls, too. She’s one who never wants a day off, who always wants to work harder, even when she’s not well after a treatment. “She was medalist today, but she’s still not satisfied. That’s the competitor in her. She loves the game, which you have to do

to play it as well as she does.” Hickman looks forward to the rest of the tournament season. Her older sister Allison qualified for state competition two years ago. Sarah said following her to Columbus in a couple of weeks is a reasonable goal. “I think so,” she said. “It’d be great to make it as a team,

McNicholas (188) Sarah Hickman - 44 Ellie Tierney - 50 Riley Whitehouse - 45 Maggie Danker - 52 Maria Ciampone - 49 Michelle Rowekamp - 54 Turpin (214) Miranda Buck - 49 Sam Bausch - 56 Aida Washburn - 54 Harley Racer - 55 Chelsea McCormick - 64 Katie Rutner - 59 Anderson (241) Emily Martin - 56 Sam Howard - 53 Shannon Beebe - 60 Tori Caldwell - 72 Rebecca Kaye - 75 Emily Klein - 83

too. We have a chance to do that.” All three teams had a good day at Coldstream. “(Winning Queen of the Hill) is a point of pride, but to see the whole community come together and support all three schools, that’s what I wish sports was more often,” Corbett said. “This See QUEEN, Page A7




» Anderson beat Milford 31-22 on the road Sept. 27. Four different players scored touchdowns for the Redskins, including senior Josh Correll who returned an interception 62 yards. Quarterback Kevin Rogers was 10-for-14 passing with a rushing TD and scoring toss to Chet Barger. Anderson improved to 3-2 on the season (2-0 ECC). Look for pictures of next week’s game with Loveland in the Oct. 11 Journal. » McNicholas picked up a 35-28 road win at Middletown Fenwick. The Rockets led 28-14 entering the fourth quarter before the Falcons tied it up. McNick scored in the final 28 seconds to seal the win and improve to 4-1 (2-0 Greater Catholic League Coed). » Turpin lost 20-12 at home against Glen Este to slip to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in the ECC. Up next for the Spartans, an Oct. 4 road game at Hughes. » Walnut Hills scored 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Eagles defeated Shroder 24-8 on Sept. 27. Junior quarterback Kevin Blount ran for 159 yards and two scores. Walnut Hills is at Kings on Oct. 4.

Boys soccer

» Anderson picked up its second win of the season Sept. 24, a 2-1 victory over Highlands (Ky.). » McNicholas tied defending state champion Dayton Carroll 1-1 Sept. 24 before falling 1-0 against Ryle (Ky.). The Rockets are 6-3-4 (4-0-1 GCL). » Turpin remained unbeaten at 9-0-2 with a 4-1 win at Glen Este Sept. 23 and a 6-1 home win over Milford Sept. 26.

Girls soccer

» McNicholas went on the road to beat Chaminade-Julienne 4-0 Sept. 25 to improve its record to 63-2 (4-1 GGCL). » Turpin tied Milford 2-2 in an ECC match Sept. 24 before erupting for 12 goals in a win against Northwest. The Spartans improved to 7-2-3 (3-0-1 ECC). » Walnut Hills beat Loveland 3-2 on Sept. 24 on senior Gabrielle Brokamp’s goal. Seniors Kat Cheng and Morgan Shafer also scored.


» Anderson needed five sets to get an ECC win on the road at Milford Sept. 24. The Redskins beat Glen Este in four sets at home Sept. 26. » McNicholas went on the road to beat Chaminade-Julienne 4-0 Sept. 25 to improve its record to 63-2 (4-1 GGCL). » Turpin won in five sets at Glen Este Sept. 24 and followed up with a five-set victory at home

OCTOBER 2, 2013 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • A7 against Walnut Hills.

Boys golf

» Turpin took third and Anderson fourth in the ECC tournament, finishing within a stroke of one another at 331 for the Spartans and 332 for the Redskins. Turpin’s Conner Lambert and Anderson’s Ben Correll each shot 78 to lead their respective teams.

Girls golf

» McNicholas won the annual Queen of the Hill tournament Sept. 25 with a team score of 188. Runner-up Turpin shot 214, while Anderson shot 241. The Rockets took second in the Division II sectional tournament at Hamilton Elks, just one stroke behind champion Indian Hill, to advance to district competition.

Girls tennis

» Walnut Hills won Flight B of the Coaches Classic tournament at Mason Sept. 21. Winning championships for the Lady Eagles were freshman Lily O’Toole in first singles, sophomore Megan Burke in second singles and senior Alexandra Reblando in third singles. The Lady Eagles won the Eastern Cincinnati Conference tournament on Sept. 25 as O’Toole, Burke and Reblando finished runner-up in singles. In doubles, juniors Alison Fisher/Katherine Hanley and junior Helen Matt/senior Audrey Shelton were also runners-up.

Seven Hills junior focused on fairways By Mark D. Motz

ANDERSON TWP. — The most famous golf rhyme applies. “Drive for show and putt for dough,” it says.The question is, why can’t a player do both? Seven Hills junior Brian Goertemoeller of Anderson Township can – and does – do both to an unusually high degree. His 40.1 stroke average was good for third in the hyper-competitive Miami Valley Conference. It came wrapped in a combination of long drives and a steady stroke on the greens. “He’s very consistent,” said Stingers head coach Doug Huff. “He’s an above-average putter and he pounds the ball off the tee.” Testing one’s mettle in the MVC is as strong a proving ground as any.

Brian Goertemoeller chips onto the green Sept. 24. MARK D. MOTZ/ PRESS

“We are in a much stronger sectional here than just about anywhere else in the state,” Huff said. “But we’re used to it. We play those guys in our league. We play a good schedule to get ready for the tournament.” The Stingers took third in the Division III sectional tournament Sept. 24. Goertemoeller shot what he deemed a

substandard round of 86. Still, the Stingers advanced to district competition Oct. 3 at Weatherwax, where they looked forward to facing some familiar competition. Sectional champion Summit Country Day and runner-up Cincinnati Country Day – both MVC rivals - will be there. With them comes a chance to go to Columbus for the two-day state tournament Oct. 11 and 12. Seven Hills finished sixth in state last year. Goertemoeller and Huff both would like to get back to the capitol city. “I want to finish this year strong,” Goertemoeller said. “I didn’t play great in the sectional, but I’m glad I have another chance. I know I can play a lot better and I think the team has a good chance (to advance).”


NEW Eastside Boys Middle School Team Forming We are looking for middle school (7th & 8th grade) boys that will eventually attend Anderson, Turpin or McNicholas High Schools interested in playing on an eastside middle school lacrosse club team this Spring. Sign-ups are SOON for the 2014 Spring Season!!

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is such a good event.” Turpin High School coach J.K. Buck agreed, saying, “Our girls have a blast. This is an awesome event. Nothing like it.” So did Anderson coach Darin Hausberger. “This is what it’s all about. It’s great to play the other girls in the area, to have pizza afterward with your friends. And for me, it’s great to get to play with Willy and J.K. It’s a great day for Anderson.”


Contact Katie McClure for more information: or (513) 624-0773

Anderson’s Emily Martin takes a bunker shot on the fifth hole at Coldstream Country Club. Martin shot 56. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Will city keep its word on Lunken?

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney characterized the proposed Allegiant Airlines flights out of Lunken with the remark, “You drive up, go through security, get on a nofrills flight and go play with Mickey Mouse.” Fair enough, after all, being against a cheap flight to Disneyland is almost unpatriotic. But those flights to Orlando with 160-seat MD-83s would be the first of their kind in many years and would require an upgrade of the airport’s FAA certification from Class IV to Class I (like CVG or Midway). Lunken currently hosts large charter aircraft, but not any scheduled air carrier service. (Ultimate Air Shuttle, with their thirty-seat Dorniers, operates as a charter.) Moving to accommodate


larger aircraft on a “scheduled” basis is a one-way proposition. The city may not later decide it doesn’t like the increased noise and traffic, then recertify and politely ask the of-

fenders leave. Nor will the city be able to establish curfews by time of day or by type of aircraft. That would be considered an “undue burden on interstate commerce,” a precedent well established, and the deal made when federal funding was accepted. In 2004 after a long airport planning process, an ordi-

nance, sponsored by then Councilman John Cranley, was passed by City Council to address concerns over future growth. Three items in that ordinance stand out: 1) The city will not petition the FAA for an upgrade from the Class IV status; 2) The city will not actively seek any scheduled passenger air service; and, 3) the city reaffirms the value of having the Lunken Airport Oversight Advisory Board make recommendations on any plans which may affect the nature of operations. At a minimum you would expect the proposal to receive some scrutiny. Evidently not: As reported in the Enquirer in July, the city has paid an engineering firm to specify modifications to the

terminal required to accommodate Allegiant Air. This is parsing the term “will not seek” and is clearly paving the way. As for the upgrade to Class I status, expect an argument that goes like this: Because the airport currently meets the standards required by the FAA for Class I, (exactly how this occurred is not clear, but will be framed as “safety” issues), the class certification will be upgraded automatically when the carrier commences operations, rendering that clause of the ordinance moot. So where was the LAOAB? Established by council in 2000, its charge was to “advise City Council regarding matters of proposed development, including types and levels of operations…..” Members, appointed by the

Why no law to remove dead trees? When does a nuisance become an act of negligence? And when does an act of negligence become a crime? Our neighbor has two very large, very dead ash trees in his back yard. According to a local arborist, they could fall at any time, and chances are very good they are going to fall on our house, cause major property damage and possibly physical harm. The neighbor acJoAnn knowledged the trees Merrill are dead, but cannot COMMUNITY PRESS afford to have them GUEST COLUMNIST removed. Because of the imminent danger the trees pose and because we would prefer to act now rather then face thousands of dollars in damages, the hassle of repairs, and physical injuries, my husband and I offered to pay to have the trees taken down. Initially our neighbor agreed; however, once the details were finalized, he changed his mind stating his wife was too embarrassed to accept money from a neighbor. Considering all of the public

information available regarding their debts and liens, accepting money from us (no strings attached) seemed absolutely innocuous. We were shocked. The trees threaten us and them, since there is no way to know for certain where they will fall. We assumed they would be concerned for the safety of their young son. Their refusal to allow us to pay for what they are unable or unwilling to pay for is illogical and goes beyond being a nuisance to being an act of negligence. Realizing they were not going to act on their own, I forwarded correspondence and photos of the trees to their insurance company, Grange. Grange is ultimately going to have to pay, perhaps they could “encourage” their client to act responsibly now and mitigate their losses. Our homeowners association had a second arborist inspect the trees and confirm they pose a serious threat and need to be removed NOW. The HOA issued a violation notice, but apparently has no powers of enforcement. After speaking with Hamilton County and Anderson Township representa-

tives (who were very sympathetic but unable to help), it has become painfully obvious that there is not much we can do but wait for the trees to fall, hope we survive, and then clean up the mess. Unfortunately there is no law against being negligent, endangering life and property or being an irresponsible neighbor. There is no way to force someone to do the right thing. But there ought to be a law when a nuisance becomes an act of negligence and allows the potential for serious harm. I'm going to work on that while I'm waiting for the trees to fall. Note to our neighbors: How can you be so callous and irresponsible? Not only do we live with the likelihood of major property damage, but also the fear of being physically injured. As loving, responsible and protective parents don't you want to keep your son from danger? The trees just might fall on your house. You show your true colors, and your total disregard for others. JoAnn Merrill is an Anderson Township resident.

Mayor, were selected from a variety of professions and from individuals recommended by their community councils. The matter of Allegiant Air should have come before this board. Unfortunately no appointments have been made in over eight years, and once again major decisions about the future of Lunken are being made ‘under the radar.’ The city needs to keep its word and host this debate. After all, that ticket to Disneyland may not be as cheap as it looks. Robert L. Roark is an Indian Hill resident who is retired from the airline industry, including 12 years with the U.S. Air Force and 30 years flying for DHL.


Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 684-1021, fax 684-1029. E-mail: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Phone: 202-224-3353 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

STATE State Rep. Peter Stautberg

34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-6446886; fax: 614-719-3588. State Sen. Shannon Jones

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

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should college athletes be paid? If so, now much? If not, why not?

“College athletes should receive scholarships and stipends for play. A large percentage of players come from low-income families that cannot financially support the athletes. “The scholarships do not include extra money for daily expenses. As a result, a number of players in recent times have resorted to selling awards, autographs and accepting cars and other favors because they have no money. “I do appreciate that common sense and good judgement also play a role. However, how many readers of the could survive on no income? “We all know that athletes cannot not get jobs during school due to the demands on their schedules for training, practice and playing locally and across country – and then there’s studying, attending classes and homework. “Come on, we all enjoy watching them perform and especially winning. Let’s pay our college athletes!”


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“Yes, I believe athletes who are requested to spend a stipulated number of days each year on campus or at a facility designated for athletic games/ training should be paid a stipend for their time. The stipend should be uniform for each sport and designed to cover expenses not paid by the college/university. “Today’s athletes in some sports do not have summers to themselves during which they can earn extra spending money. Many are from homes where money is in short supply. This stipend should cover recreation, food and, books which are not furnished by their school. “As a non-athlete attending



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college from a poor home I remember many days where I existed on one candy bar all day in order to have bus fare for my trip home. I can understand why some kids are forced to sell their jerseys in order to pay for a weekend date. “Sure, they get a free education that others pay dearly for, but their life should not be that of a total drudger. And, need I mention the money they bring in at some schools. “Because some schools lose money on athletics, to pay or not pay should be voluntary and the amount set by the NCAA or other governing sports organization to which the school belongs.”


“College athletes getting paid for field/court performances? Nope! “This is part of their educational experience and if any compensation is granted that moves into the professional level, and the pricing of a college game or event would be cost prohibitive as it is now with professional sports. “Maybe a reduction on their tuition maybe, but not compensation!”


“College athletes on scholarship already are paid in the form of an education. Problem is they are also very often enticed into coming to a certain school for other reasons than to play a sport and get an education – boosters offer bribes of money, sex, and various things they shouldn’t be offering.”


“Absolutely not! It's not just that colleges should be places for learning and that the U.S. needs to put a higher value on that than on sport, though that is true. “We have seen the NFL come to an understanding of the dangers of concussion to young players, yet in the last 24 hours I heard that one of our local high school coaches suggested to a freshman quarterback that he not go to the doctor after taking a hit because he would not be able to play for a couple of weeks. I hope that is not true, but I regret that it probably is. “The point is that even the current system puts way too much pressure on young players, their families and coaches

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to make decisions which are bad for their long-term health. Money to play for college would only make this situation worse. “High school ball should be about having fun, but above all about staying healthy, even if that means taking a couple of weeks off and the team possibly loosing a couple of games – so what – that's not nearly as bad as risking severe neurological damage which may only show up later in life.


“Years ago I was in favor of paying the athletes, but I have changed my mind on that. As expensive as college is I think that a free education, free meals and boarding is a pretty good deal. “I don't think they need new cars and the like, besides that if they are that good they will leave in a couple years and that little bit of money they get would not hold them there there anyway. “My advice to all college athletes would be to stay in college and get your degree.”

Forest Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.

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At the RetroFittings Preview Party are Dhani Jones and Marsha Ashley of Hyde Park, Paul and Meg Tarvin of Anderson Township. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN


t. Vincent de Paul’s RetroFittings Preview Party officially kicked-off the 11th annual RetroFittings event to be conducted Thursday, Oct. 10. The preview party was Sept. 3, at the home of Meg and Paul Tarvin, founder and CEO-president of Frontgate Catalog, to announce the event’s move to Music Hall and this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” To accommodate growing ticket demand and repeat sellout crowds, St. Vincent de Paul’s 11th annual RetroFittings event will move to Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10, with emcee Artrell Hawkins, Fox Sports Daybreak Talk Radio host and former Cincinnati Bengal. The new Creative Director, Joe Rigotti, used the new venue as inspiration for this year’s theme, “A Night at the Opera.” RetroFittings is an innovative event that spotlights the fashion designs of more than 50 fashion design students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Each student was given a $10 voucher to shop at one of St. Vincent de Paul’s seven Thrift Stores to redesign and create an ensemble inspired by one of eight famous operas. Each design will be modeled by UC students in a New York style fashion show. The event will also feature boutique shopping, cocktails

Enjoying the RetroFittings Preview Party are Bob Gramann of RetroFittings Sponsor GBBN Architects, Carol Gramann, RetroFittings Committee Member Mary Casella and Mark Casella, all of Mt. Adams. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN

and h’ors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and a live auction with special guest Jen Dalton of Local12. Proceeds from the event benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to bring hope to the front line of poverty, with more than 900 parish volunteers visiting the homes of neighbors in need to provide innovative, practical emergency assistance throughout Greater Cincinnati. Tickets are on sale at, $100 for VIP, $60 for general admission and $20 for students. RetroFittings Committee Members Barb Rinehart of Anderson Township, Mary Sexton of Mt. Washington, Peggy Mossbarger of Hyde Park, and Kathleen Stenger of Newport, Ky., enjoy the RetroFittings Preview Party together. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN

RetroFittings Committee Members Meg Tarvin, left, of Anderson Township and Tamie Sullivan, right, of Loveland with RetroFittings Sponsor Heather Krombholz of Indian Hill attend the RetroFittings Preview Party. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN

RetroFittings Chair Taren Kinebrew of Avondale, Dhani Jones and Marsha Ashley of Hyde Park chat at the RetroFittings Preview Party THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN

St. Vincent de Paul District Council President Andrew Curran of Anderson Township, Advisory Board Member and RetroFittings Committee Member Tamie Sullivan of Loveland, and RetroFittings Sponsor Dr. Amar Bhati, of Indian Hill attend the RetroFittings Preview Party. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 3 Art & Craft Classes Decals + Cabochons Part II Custom Imagery, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Design and create your own glass decals from original photographs and drawings. $150. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Paintings, drawings and watercolors reflect the strength and richness of MacGregor Bay, Ontario; untainted land and water. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Mostly Wood, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., gallery One One. Sculptural and installation work by local sculptor Jim Killy. Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Perishable, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, New sculpture by Shawna Guip and photography by Tom Baril explore cosmic rhythms present in everyday life cycle. Through Nov. 9. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Free. Through Oct. 31. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Special exhibition of works by Cincinnati artist. New acquisitions by Edward Potthast, Dixie Selden and new work by living artists. Free. Through Nov. 2. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. Through Oct. 17. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Valenti Salon & Spa, 7459 Wooster Pike, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Mariemont.

Literary - Bookstores Anna Dewdney, 10-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Meet author of “Llama Llama” books at special story time. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Music - Concerts Tea Leaf Green, 9 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Quartet rock band from San Francisco. With Whitewater Ramble. $17, $15 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

FRIDAY, OCT. 4 Art Events Celebrate American Craft Week, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Artists’ demonstrations, feature exhibition, fundraiser for local Empty Bowls project and more to recognize the enduring value of handmade arts and crafts. Oct. 4-13. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Perishable, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exer-

Through Oct. 20. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

cises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. Through Oct. 11. 478-6783. Summerside.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7734; Newtown.

Literary - Bookstores Story Time with Miss Sarah, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Miss Sarah and her guitar. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

Literary - Bookstores Nancy Clancy Party, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Celebrate newest Fancy Nancy chapter book, “Nancy Clancy Sees the Future.”. Ages 5-8. $8. Registration required. 731-2665; Oakley.

Shopping Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Toys, small appliances, clothes, books and more. $5 bag sale. Free admission. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 4744997; Anderson Township.

Music - Classical

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5 Art Events Celebrate American Craft Week: Meet Mike Sorge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Woodworker Mike Sorge sculpts original designs and traditional shapes from fallen trees. Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. Artoberfest at the Barn, 6-9 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Includes tasting nine craft brews from 50 West Brewing, dinner in bier garden, Celtic music by Changeling, pumpkin-decorating contest, contra dancing, Woman’s Art Club’s Annual All-Member Exhibit and games. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Woman’s Art Club Foundation. $30. 272-3700. Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Perishable, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Drink Tastings Ales on Rails, 6-9 p.m., Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road, Sample five ales as experts from Great Lakes Brewing Company inform about each beer’s appearance, bouquet, body, flavors and finish. Includes light meal consisting of pretzel, turkey wrap, chips and dessert. Ages 21 and up. $49.95. Additional beverages available for purchase. Reservations required. 791-7245; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and locally grown vegetables, plants, homemade products, bakery goods, organic meats, food trucks, fair trade coffee and more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment and seasonal events for children. Family friendly. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Festivals Fall-O-Ween Festival, 3-9 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Decorative displays, interactive events, classic rides, music, farm babies and more. $10 ages 2 and up, free under age 2 unless participating in Trick or Treat Trail. 232-8230; Anderson Township. St Tim’s Fall Fest, 2-10 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Music, beer garden, tethered hot air balloon rides, games for all ages, bounce houses for kids, food vendors and silent auction. Free. 4744445. Anderson Township.

Coney Island's Fall-O-Ween Festival is 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Decorative displays, interactive events, classic rides, music, farm babies and more are included. Cost is $10 for ages 2 and up, and free for children under 2 unless participating in the Trick or Treat Trail. Call 232-8239 or visit FILE PHOTO

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Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

Art Events

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. 946-7734; Newtown. Computer and TV Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave., Hamilton County residents only. Bring proof of residency. Businesses, churches, schools and nonprofits not eligible. Free. 946-7766; East End.

Literary - Bookstores Star Wars Reads Day, 1-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Meet illustrator Chris Reiff and his R2-D2. Wear costume for chance to win prizes. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Runs / Walks Run with the Knights for the Tower 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Ends at Mount Washington Recreation Center. Post-race celebration at Mount Washington School with food, entertainment and tours of school. Benefits Mount Washington School. $25, $15 ages 12 and under. Presented by Mount Washington School. 852-1895. Mount Washington.

Schools School Showcase, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Washington School, 1730 Mears Ave., Selfguided tours of newly renovated school. Visitors also learn about award-winning Community Learning Center school. Meet school partners and learn about services they provide. Includes refreshments. Free. 363-3835. Mount Washington.

Hyde Park Square Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Featuring artists working in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, crafts and multi-media. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Square Business Association. Hyde Park. Celebrate American Craft Week: Meet Avery Applegate, Noon-5 p.m., Indigenous, 2010 Madison Road, Avery Applegate uses authentic, vintage typewriter, cash register and adding machine keys to create jewelry. Benefits Empty Bowls. Free. 321-3750; O’Bryonville.

Art Exhibits Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, Noon-5 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville.

Auditions A Little Night Music, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions are on a first come, first served basis. Those auditioning are asked to provide a current resume and head shot and to prepare 32 bars of a song that best shows your vocal range. Accompaniment will be provided. CDs and a capella auditions are not permitted. Please provide sheet music in the proper key, with cuts marked. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Oct. 7. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Festivals Fall-O-Ween Festival, 3-9 p.m., Coney Island, $10 ages 2 and up, free under age 2 unless participating in Trick or Treat Trail. 232-8230; Anderson Township.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society.

Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont.

Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 9:30-10:13 a.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside.

Health / Wellness Arthritis Foundation Breaking the Pain Chain, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Interactive series designed to teach you about tools and techniques for breaking cycle of pain caused by arthritis. Covers topics including diagnosis, medications, nutrition, complementary therapies, exercise and stress management. Two sessions available. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Arthritis Foundation. 585-1000. Fairfax.

Music - Concerts

Jon McLaughlin, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, $17, $15 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Oakley.

Gregory Alan Isakov, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, With Peter Mulvey. $17, $15 advance; plus fees. 731-8000; Oakley.

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Fake Flowers Don’t Die, 2-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill production. Three students discover a magic lamp that may or may not grant them three wishes in this world-premiere play. $5. Presented by Woman’s Art Club Foundation. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Baby Signs: On the Grow, 10-10:45 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class: Baby Mind Time. Discover ways to make most of child’s earliest years, all in context of games, songs and activities. For babies 2-6 months. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. Baby Signs: On the Grow, 6-6:45 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class: Our Rainbow World. Ages 18 months-4 years. Through activities, songs and games, you and your child learn American Sign Language in themed classes. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts

MONDAY, OCT. 7 Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Auditions A Little Night Music, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Business Seminars Learn to Lead Workshop, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Courtyard Cincinnati Rookwood, 3813 Edwards Road, Concludes Oct. 8. Learn to lead by increasing your leadership-driven self-awareness and create a personal and customized leadership action plan for success. $5,000. Registration required. Presented by Xecutive Metrix. 402-2282. Norwood.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Norwood. Mercy Health 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. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Perishable, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Angels and Demons: A Sinisterly Sweet Exhibit, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Indigenous, Free. 321-3750. O’Bryonville. T.C. Lindsay’s Paintings and New Acquisitions, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Civic Records Commissioners Meeting, 2 p.m., Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike, Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 474-0003, ext. 5096. Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings WineStation Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 3972 Edwards Road, All wines in WineStation are half off. Eight different premium wines to choose from. Complimentary cheese and French baguettes. Ages 21 and up. Prices vary. 731-1515; Oakley.

Literary - Story Times Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, On LaPage Stage. Stories, songs and more. Free. 731-2665. Oakley.

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Music - Concerts

Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ms. Kelli. Listen to book and participate in an art-making activity with your child. $7. Reservations required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Glen Tilbrook, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Lead singer and guitarist of the English band Squeeze, formed in the mid-1970s. $22, $20 advance. 731-8000; Oakley.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8 Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Art Exhibits Jack Meanwell Exhibition and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park.



Rita shares potato salad, stuffed pepper recipes and remove seeds. Soak overnight in solution of 4 quarts water and 1⁄4 cup salt. Drain. Combine cabbage and 1⁄4 cup salt and let stand overnight. Drain well. Mix pimentos and cabbage. Fill peppers. Tie tops on with thread. Put in 8-quart crock. Combine sugar, water, vinegar and spices in big pan. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes. Pour hot solution over peppers and weigh them down. Marinate at least 1 week at room temperature. To serve, cut peppers in quarters.

We were in Pennsylvania this past weekend for the Mother Earth News Fair, where I was a presenter. My topic was Bible herbs and foods for vibrant health and longevity. I had several different kinds of onions on hand to talk about since onions are mentioned in the Book of Numbers and one of the most healthful veggies. One lady mentioned that onions planted next to cabbage make good garden companions, keeping both healthy. Then another person spoke up about potatoes. “Plant them next to corn and they’ll both do great,” he said. Strangely enough, that’s how we planted our onions this year, not having a clue they were good for each other. Maybe that’s why the onions we dug up for this German potato salad were so tasty. And next year we’ll plant the potatoes next to the corn.

Oktoberfest German potato salad

This is as close as I can get to the recipe of my German mother-inlaw, Clara. Easy and really good. I used red potatoes for this recipe. If you use baking potatoes, which contain more starch, they will soak up more of the dressing. 8 slices bacon (I used thick sliced), cut into little pieces then sauteed (save drippings) 1 heaping cup chopped onion 1-2 ribs celery, chopped (if they’re real long, use one,

Reader's question

Rita’s recipe for German potato salad is based on that of her mother-in-law.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD more can be added if you like) 2 tablespoons flour 2 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar or to taste 1 cup water 1 ⁄3 cup sugar or to taste Salt and pepper About 8 cups sliced cooked potatoes (cook, then slice into 1⁄4-inch pieces)

Cook onion and celery in about 4 tablespoons bacon drippings until tender, but don’t let onion brown. Celery may still

be crisp. Sprinkle flour over and blend. Mixture may be a bit lumpy. Add vinegar and water and cook, stirring until bubbly and slightly thick. Stir in sugar, cook about 5 minutes or so. Stir in potatoes and bacon, heat through, stirring to coat potatoes. Season. Serve warm or room temperature. May be made a couple days ahead.

Slaw stuffed peppers For the Eastern Hills Journal and Price Hill Press readers who remembered buying these at local delis. This recipe is over 30 years old and is from a Farm Journal cookbook, so it should be authentic. You can cut it in half. And does anybody besides me remember calling bell peppers “mangoes?!”

12 whole green bell peppers 4 quarts water 1 ⁄4 cup salt 2 medium heads cabbage, finely shredded 1 ⁄4 cup salt 4 oz. pimentos, diced 51⁄4 cups sugar 6 cups water 6 cups cider vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons whole cloves 5 sticks cinnamon 11⁄2 tablespoons whole allspice 11⁄2 teaspoons salt

Slice tops off peppers

Fluffy meringue: “If a little bit of egg yolk gets into my whites when I make meringue, and if I remove it, will the whites still whip up?” This is a tricky one. If there’s just a teeny bit of yolk and you can get it all out, the whites seem to beat up fine. But I would only do that if I had no other eggs. And it may not work in all recipes. Egg whites must be completely fat-free to whip properly. And the bowl you whip them in should be, too. When in doubt, wipe out the bowl with a bit of vinegar to remove any traces of fat, rinse and dry. You’ll get better volume with room temperature whites. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Susan Patricia Becker Garcia, 63, of Anderson Township died Sept. 23. Survived by daughter, Kim (Tom) Amrine; mother, Norma Langner; siblings Mary Anne Van Praag and Dr. Philip Scott Becker; and grandchildren Kristin and Sarah Grace Amrine. Preceded in death by father, Jerome Becker. Services were Sept. 29 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Cincinnati.

Genevee A. Vontz

Genevee A. Vontz, 95, of Anderson Township died Sept. 22. Survived by son, William Vontz; grandchildren Michael (Marie), Steven (Brenda), Geoffrey (Patty), Kimberly Vontz and Douglas Mehring; great-grandchildren Chase, Justin, Spencer, Airana, Nicky and Melissa; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Oscar W. Vontz; parents August Brandt and Delia Bruce. Services were Sept. 25 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

Comboni rummage sale

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Lori Upham and her daughter Ava Upham enjoy the Pet Blessing and Expo recently held at Clough United Methodist Church with their dog Daisy. Daisy received a prize for being the smallest dog to attend the event. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON




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POLICE REPORTS ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Sept. 4. Juvenile, 15, criminal damage, Sept. 4. Juvenile, 15, vandalism, Sept. 3. Donald Thompson, 50, 8603 Glenrose Lane, aggravated menacing, Sept. 5. Terry W. Hall, 33, 3164 Lindale Mount Holly, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Sept. 2. Matthew See, 30, 6701 Beechmont No. 61, drug instrument, paraphernalia, drug possession, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 17, theft, Sept. 7. Abeer Saqr, 41, 1296 Winstone, misconduct at emergency, criminal damage, Sept. 9. Jeremy Barton, 25, 104 Regatta, drug instrument, Sept. 8. Gloria E. Davis, 59, 6252 Corbly Road, criminal trespass, Sept. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault Adult female was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Sept. 9. Male juvenile was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Sept. 10. Adult female was assaulted at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Sept. 10. Breaking and entering Handgun, chainsaw, etc. taken; $1,675 at 7123 Clough Pike, Sept. 5. Entry made at 8361 Broadwell, Sept. 7. Burglary Medication taken at 1071 Azure

Court, Sept. 10. Cash, I-pad taken; $2,000 at 8133 Witts Meadow Lane, Sept. 6. Diamond ring, etc. taken; over $1,500 at 7263 Ayers, Sept. 10. Criminal damage Glass broken in door at Altercrest at Sutton Road, Sept. 8. Criminal mischief Eggs and shaving cream on vehicle at 6752 Maddux, Sept. 3. Disseminating matter harmful to juveniles At 2544 Concord Green, Sept. 9. Domestic violence At Mount Carmel Road, Sept. 7. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 8420 Brownsboro, Sept. 4. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Dollar General at Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 9. Rape Female reported offense at area of I-275 near Kellogg, Sept. 7. Theft Female lost money through Internet scam; $2,700 at 7840 Kimbee Drive, Sept. 5. Mailbox taken at 717 Nordyke, Sept. 9. Wooden bear taken off porch; $250 at 1690 Pinebluff, Sept. 8. A Pantech tablet taken; $800 at 6425 Clough No. 3, Sept. 3. Chainsaw taken; $200 at 8593 Coran Drive, Sept. 8.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Brandon Brandenburg, born 1993, possession of drugs, Sept. 11.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES James C. Casey, born 1949, theft under $300, Sept. 13. Jeffrey Blake, born 1958, theft under $300, Sept. 16. Raquel Hunley, born 1988, theft under $300, Sept. 19. D.B. Held, born 1967, theft under $300, Sept. 20. Jeffrey Stamper, born 1978, theft under $300, Sept. 20. Michael Sweneger, born 1979, breaking and entering, obstructing official business, Sept. 20. Nicole Fredrick, born 1978, drug abuse, Sept. 21. Lestat Crabtree, born 1989, disorderly conduct, Sept. 23.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 2137 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 16. Aggravated vehicular homicide/vehicular homicide/vehicular manslaughter 5400 Columbia Pkwy., Sept. 15. Breaking and entering 430 Delta Ave., Sept. 22. Burglary 5458 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 12. Criminal damaging/endangering 2094 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 14. 3926 Eastern Ave., Sept. 15. Domestic violence Reported on Beechmont Avenue, Sept. 12. Theft 4900 Eastern Ave., Sept. 14. 325 Tusculum Ave., Sept. 17. 1310 Pendleton St., Sept. 17. 5458 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 17. 3423 Golden Ave., Sept. 18. 2064 Oxford Ave., Sept. 19. 2120 Beechmont Ave., Sept. 20. 2444 Rainbow Court, Sept. 20.


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768 Asbury Road: Delany, Daniel to Bdm Residential LLC; $85,000. 1430 Beacon St.: Holman, Carey T. to Snyder, Christian R.; $122,625. 698 Bennettwood Court: Stepleton, Kathleen A. & Shawn M. to Bucher, Timothy J. & Heather M.; $357,500. 2177 Berrypatch Drive: Lantz, Betty J. to Stiles, John K. & Andrea P.; $175,500. 1708 Collinsdale Ave.: Benkert, Rita A. to Remmele, Marshall & Carolyn; $146,000. 932 Eight Mile Road: Maus, Charles to Aivazian, Theodore T. & Lynn C. Almgren; $168,500. 2941 Eight Mile Road: Mount Washington Savings Bank to Weber, Benjamin R.; $59,000. 7655 Five Mile Road: Gilmore, Stephen P. & Diane C. to Advantage Bank; $84,000. 8446 Forest Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to McGrath, John & Briana; $101,800. 1114 Joetta Drive: Wahoff, Gary J. & Mary E. to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $60,000. 2700 Little Dry Run Road: Stanforth, Barbara A. to Veilleux, Andrew Roland & Tosha Nicole Richards-V; $150,000. 6081 Luwista Lane: Kaising, Lisa D. to Frye, Patrick F. & Rebecca J.; $200,000. 8529 Northport Drive: Montemore, Brian A. & Rebecca M. to Siragusa, Erin M. & Michael; $169,900. 1100 Rosetree Lane: Levay, Helen Fanz Tr. to Nurre, Pamela D.;

$81,000. 1491 Sigma Circle: Dadosky, Lori & Norrita Heideman Trs. to Lopez, Rudy & Carmen L.; $133,900. 338 Sunny Acres Drive: Murphy, Daniel Guerin & Allyn Cleland to Nielsen, Christopher M. & Nicole W.; $907,500. 316 Third Ave.: Evans, Walter & Roberta to Peebles, Leslie Ann; $32,000. 1011 Wittshire Lane: Wasik, Lidia I. Lamot to Wasik, Lidia I. Lamot; $54,600. 1011 Wittshire Lane: Horn, Ardea F. to Wasik, Lidia I. Lamot; $127,400.


5818 Croslin St.: Childs, Raymond & Kimberly S. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $38,000. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Owens, Ronald E. & Debbie A. to Walker, Jeffrey C. & Patricia J.; $800. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Jones, D. Michael to Patton, Ricky J. & Susan C.; $7,000. 565 Twin Hills Ridge Drive: Whitsett, Nadine to Whitsett, Nadine; $460,000. 9 Twin Hills Ridge Drive: Whitsett, Nadine to McPeek, Bradley D. & Monica H.; $460,000.


1430 Beacon St.: Holman, Carey T. to Snyder, Christian R.; $122,625. 2650 Beechmar Drive: Lang, Helen W. Tr. & Sharma W. Hatcher Tr. to Rawere, Brian; $110,000. 2660 Beechmar Drive: Lang,

Helen W. Tr. & Sharma W. Hatcher Tr. to Rawers, Brian; $110,000. 6346 Corbly Road: Scott, John Russell to Hopkins, Johnathan Cass & Cindy E.; $46,000. 1326 Deliquia Drive: Boeing, Mallorie J. to Housing Network of Hamilton County; $129,000. 6254 Glade Ave.: Uihlein, Kelly to Blundell, Garria E.; $143,750. 1287 Moonkist Court: Gilreath, Todd to Hartwig, Sarah E.; $113,000. 2244 Suffolk St.: Diersing, Kevin L. to Schwarb, Megan M.; $153,900. 595 Sutton Road: Fitzsimmons, Daniel J. to Roberts, Michael B. & Susan S.; $390,000. 2121 Sutton Ave.: Djh/Jeh Enterprises LLC to Keene Group Inc. The; $26,000.


7110 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7112 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7114 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7116 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7118 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7120 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000. 7122 Thorndale Lane: First Financial Collateral Inc. to DC Miller Construction; $45,000.

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BUSINESS NOTES Jeff O’Neil, of Anderson Township, was recently named the CEO of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, a Hamilton County provider of O'Neil services for people with serious mental illness. O’Neil was previously director of community support services at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. He has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a masters in education from Xavier University.

Binning among Forty under 40 Anderson Township resident Jodie Binning of Three Point Marketing, a professional services marketing firm, was recently named to the “Forty under 40” list of the Binning city’s most promising business leaders. Binning established Three Point Marketing in 2011, after15 years in corporate America. To make the “Forty under 40” list, nominees must have achieved notable success in business as well as in community service. After graduating from college, Binning spent

several years working as a marketing director for a local financial services firm. After reaching many goals and milestones there, Binning took on a corporate role as a marketing consultant and traveled extensively for six years. Realizing the potential for the consultative services locally, Binning created Three Point Marketing in 2011. Binning serves as the board chairwoman for YMCA Camp Ernst, is the past chairwoman and current member of the Metropolitan Club’s Young Professional Society and Marketing Committee, coaches a GSE U-6 soccer team, volunteers at her church in the nursery at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, was the food chairwoman for Ayer Elementary School festival, volunteers monthly through Volunteer in Education at Ayer Elementary School, recently volunteered for St. Al’s Gala Committee, and is a past member of the Junior League of Cincinnati, where she functioned as the chairwoman for the annual fundraiser for two years. She graduated from Ohio University’s EW Scripps School of Journalism in1997, and is a graduate of Oak Hills High School.

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Enjoying themselves at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County prize table during Redlegs Reading Night Aug. 19 at Great American Ball Park are, from left: cousins Eric Salem, 6; Jonathan Pater, 9; Josh Pater, 6; Alex Pater, 5; Zachary Salem, 12, and Peter Salem, 11. The Paters live in Anderson Township and the Salems live in Green Township. THANKS TO

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