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Money will be used to expand Indian Hill facility By Rob Dowdy

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Sharing strides

Several Cincinnati Country Day School staff members will share educational strides in technology. Greg Martin, academic dean and humanities teacher, and Rob Baker, director of technology, at the Indian Hill school will participate in a Microsoft Innovative Educators Forum. They were among 72 educators chosen from more than 5,000 to attend the forum in Redmond, Wash. FULL STORY, A2

Frampton files

Indian Hill’s Peter Frampton has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 15 years, the former Tina Elfers of Reading. Frampton filed the divorce papers June 21 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated on New Year’s Eve, says the Los Angeles Times. FULL STORY, A4

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Breaking bread Indian Hill High School senior Deniz Aydogan, right, samples three cheese pepperoni bread prepared by senior Katie Lowry. Both are residents of Kenwood. Lowry learned how to make Italian bread as part of a senior project. The seniors completed a variety of projects ranging from cooking and composing music to building a motorcycle. For more photos please see page B1.

Indian Hill Church is getting closer to completing its first capital campaign just weeks after it began. The church is attempting to raise $2.5 million by the end of the end of July to renovate its infrastructure, sanctuary and main entrance to the sanctuary. Indian Hill resident Eric Holzapfel, a church member heading up the campaign, said the capital campaign has nearly reached its goal, though many donors have spread their donations out over the next three years. The church hasn’t decided whether to complete the renovations in phases over the next three years, or use a loan to pay for them all at once and then pay the loan back using donations as they are received. The church hopes to raise $398,000 for the expansion that will increase capacity from 150 to approximately 200 seats. The entrance will be increased to create a small gathering place at the front of the church. Indian Hill Church is looking to invest $850,000 in infrastructure improvements that include air conditioning for the sanctuary, guild hall, kitchen, offices and library; septic tank upgrades; flooring; exterior doors; heating upgrades, restroom renovations; and renovations to the youth center.

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To learn more about Indian Hill Church’s capital campaign, or to donate, contact the church at 5616806. An additional $212,000 will be used to make improvements to parking lots, landscaping, lighting, signage, columbarium and terrace. The church is hoping to raise an additional $1.04 million for contingencies, a professional fundraising consultant as well as a building fund and grounds fund. Holzapfel said church members and local residents have stepped up to help Indian Hill Church because the church is simply trying to upgrade its grounds and not taking on a massive renovation project. “We’re not building the Taj Mahal,” he said. Resident Clark Sole said while church members will definitely benefit from a renovated Indian Hill Church the community at large will also reap the rewards. “It’s not just weddings, funerals and people who attend services,” he said. Sole said the church hosts dozens of community events each year, and those groups will benefit from an expanded space, improved parking lot and air conditioning. For more about your community, visit

Vocal group ready to hit one out of park By Forrest Sellers

An Indian Hill music group is going from boxing to baseball. Indian Hill High School choral instructor Philip Clary initially formed Cincinnati Men of Note for a boxing event at the Cincinnati Athletic Club. The vocal sextet will perform at the Sunday, July 24, Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park. “A member of the gym asked if I could get a group together,” said Clary. “We had a good time and looked for other outlets.” The group, whose participants include acquaintances of Clary’s from Indian Hill High School, Xavier University and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, recently performed at a fundraiser to help Honduran youth. The group had submitted a recording to the Cincinnati Reds and was invited to perform “God Bless America.” “For the most part we’re preparing for this like any other singing event,” said Robby Pickett, a 2011 Indian Hill High School graduate and resident of


The Cincinnati Men of Note vocal group led by Indian Hill High School choral instructor Philip Clary rehearse for an upcoming performance at the Sunday, July 24, Cincinnati Reds game. From left are Ryan Leep, Will Jaroszewicz, Hugh Strike, Clary, Andrew Greene and Robby Pickett.

“It will be hard to get a bigger crowd.”

Philip Clary Indian Hill High School choral instructor

Symmes Township. “We’re just trying to keep it relaxed.” Hugh Strike, an Indian Hill

High School junior and resident of Symmes Township, said this will be different from the traditional concert with which he is familiar. “You are singing more for patriotic reasons than entertainment,” he said. Indian Hill High School junior Will Jaroszewicz, a resident of Indian Hill, said he is looking forward to performing at an event

which will be broadcast live on television. Clary agreed. “With only six of us, we’ll be on screen the whole time,” he said. “It will be hard to get a bigger crowd.” Also performing at the game as part of the group will be Ryan Leep and Andrew Greene. For more about your community visit


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Teachers to talk tech at Wash. forum By Forrest Sellers

Several Cincinnati Country Day School staff members will share educational strides in technology. Greg Martin, academic dean and humanities teacher, and Rob Baker, director of technology, at the Indian Hill school will participate in a Microsoft Innovative Educators

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binder a teacher and student can use anytime and anywhere, he said. “(It allows for) collaborative note taking and sharing in real time,” said Martin. Students and staff at Cincinnati Country Day have used OneNote for several years. Martin said the school has around 800 OneNote notebooks. “I hope the Microsoft forum is an even bigger megaphone to spread the word about this compelling

“We love the idea of sharing what we’re doing so students in other schools can benefit from the technology as well.”

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use of technology,” said Baker, a resident of Loveland and recent recipient of a Technology in Education Vision and Leadership Award. “We love the idea of sharing what we’re doing so students in other schools can benefit from the tech-

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Bulletin returns in September By Rob Dowdy

Indian Hill residents can expect the Indian Hill Bulletin to arrive in their mailboxes in the coming months. During last week's Indian Hill Village Council meeting, council voted to approve spending $10,000 of taxpayers' money to once again begin mailing the bulletin to village residents beginning in September. The $10,000 will cover

the cost of the bulletin through the rest of the year, and council will revisit the decision Tullis before the start of next year. The new hard copy bulletin will be smaller in size and will be mailed in bulk to reduce costs. Tullis said the slight changes to the distribution process will cut the annual

costs in half, to about $20,000. The village discontinued mailing the bulletin in September, making it available online with a few copies also available at the village administration building. The move was made to save $40,000 annually on mailing and printing costs. However, Vice Mayor Mark Tullis brought up the possibility of bringing the bulletin back in its former form during council's May meeting. "We know at some point

it will be back (solely) online," he said. Tullis said the issue was brought back before council because he feared the village wasn't getting its message out to as many residents as possible. City Manager Mike Burns said the bulletin averages about 900 hits each month on the website. Previously, the village mailed out 2,200 hard copies. To find your community, visit

Wenstrup to challenge Schmidt in 2012 my to create more jobs,” the statement said. Schmidt’s 51⁄2-year congressional career has had some rocky moments and controversies. Perhaps the most notable came in November 2005 when she was forced to withdraw widely criticized remarks in which she directed the comment “cowards cut and run, Marines never do” at Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a Marine veteran decorated for combat service in Vietnam, during debate over a resolution calling for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. She also has filed a $6.8 million defamation lawsuit against her 2008 opponent, David Krikorian, claiming that Krikorian falsely accused her of taking money from Turkish governmentsponsored groups to deny the genocide of 1.5 million Christian Armenians by Muslim Turks during World War I. Krikorian’s attorneys have characterized the suit as an attack on First Amendment rights. Wenstrup said Wednesday, however, that neither Schmidt’s actions nor her policy positions figured largely into his decision. “I’m not running because of anything someone else did or didn’t do, and I haven’t sat down and compared each issue per se” said Wenstrup, who lives in Columbia Tusculum. “It’s more a matter of feeling I can bring a lot of leadership and life experience to Washington to help lead the conservative movement. I hope to be the kind of person sought after for advice.” Wenstrup planned to offi-

Indian Hill approves indoor facility By Rob Dowdy

The Greenacres Foundation will soon start work on a new horse riding facility. The Indian Hill Planning Commission last night approved an exemption for Greenacres Foundation to build an indoor horse riding facility at 8400 Spooky Hollow Road. The structure will be 300 feet long and 100 feet wide and will be positioned near the Greenacres main stables and greenhouse. The building will be preengineered metal, feature airplane hanger doors and be built approximately four feet into the ground to make it less visible to neighbors. Greenacres Executive Vice President Carter Randolph, who gave a brief presentation to the commission during the meeting, said the facility will mostly be used for shelter during inclement weather and hosting horse shows, sales and other special events. Assistant City Manager

cially launch his candidacy Thursday with a video on his website - in which he outlines some of his reasons for running. “Washington’s not working, and it’s not working for us,” Wenstrup says in the video, in which he speaks while standing in front of a burning fireplace. Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou said Wednesday party leaders have yet to decide whether the party will remain neutral in the contested primary. “Right now it’s a waitand-see approach,” Triantafilou said. “The good news is we have two very good people running.” To date, no Democrat has entered the 2012 race in the 2nd District, which stretches from eastern Cincinnati to Portsmouth. The Hamilton County portion of the district also includes Sharonville, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Madeira and Mariemont. Although his political experience is limited, Wenstrup said he believes his medical and military credentials can make for a potent resume in a campaign in which health care and American military presence abroad likely will be major issues.

His business background – he had his own podiatry practice before joining Wellington Orthopedic in Anderson Township – also gives Wenstrup a platform for economic issues. “I think my background matches up very well to the challenges,” said Wenstrup, who ran the Abu Ghraib prison hospital in Iraq in 2005-2006. Wenstrup has been mulling over political options since his impressive 46 percent showing against Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory in November 2009, a race in which the littleknown Republican newcomer faced seemingly insurmountable odds in taking on a universally known Democratic incumbent in a heavily Democratic city. He began taking a closer look at the possibilities early this year, Wenstrup explained, after attending a religious retreat “where one of the things discussed was what you’re going to do with the time you have left.” “It’s been in the back of my mind for a long time, but that got me thinking about this in a much more focused way,” Wenstrup said. “For me, it’s maybe now or never for something like this. I’m not going to wait for someone to hand it to me.” Mon-Sat 8-7 • Sun 11-4

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the couple’s 15-year-old daughter, Mia, TMZ says. Frampton has requested that Elfers have primary physical custody of their daughter, who just completed her sophomore year at a Los Angeles area high school. Frampton is doing a 35th anniversary tour of his iconic “Frampton Comes Alive!” album, which stops at Riverbend’s PNC Pavillion on Aug. 28. The tour ends in Paris in November. The couple married here

in 1996, and moved here from Nashville in 2000 so his wife could be closer to family. They have been living in the Los Angeles area for more than a year as their daughter pursues an acting career with appearances in “Bridesmaids” and “That’s What I Am.” She had attended grade school in Indian Hill. This is Frampton’s third divorce. He split with Mary Lovett in 1973, and with Barbara Gold in 1993.

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Regina Brett autographs copies of her New York Times best-selling book, “God Never Blinks,” during a break at Armstrong Chapel’s fourth annual Woman’s Retreat in April. Rights to her book have been sold in 18 countries.

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Mia Rhodenbaugh, Indian Hill, is among cast members in a humorous skit about acceptance during Armstrong Chapel’s Women’s Retreat in April.

Retreat treat

Armstrong Chapel recently welcomed 163 participants to its fourth annual Women’s Retreat at its newly expanded facility on Drake Road. Regina Brett, author of the New York Times best-selling book, “God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours,” was the keynote speaker. The retreat included interactive sessions, testimonials, guest vocalists and musicians and a skit featuring women from Armstrong. Resource centers were open during lunch and there was time for quiet reflection. PHOTOS THANKS TO SUE PORTER

During one of the break-out sessions at Armstrong Chapel’s April Women’s Retreat, Terrace Park resident Vanessa Keller offers instructions on faithbooking, the creation of scrapbooks that chronicle spiritual blessings and journeys.

Leslie Pennell, an Armstrong Chapel member from Mariemont, preps dessert trays for lunchtime during the church’s Women’s retreat in April.

Lois Owlett, center, of Milford, attends the Armstrong Chapel Women's Retreat in April with her daughters Theresa Eve, left, and Tammy Averwater.

Melanie Stearns, left, director of education at Armstrong Chapel, interviews Pat McKisic of Indian Hill during a segment entitled “Never Too Old.” The keynote speaker, Regina Brett, has since written a blog about Pat’s testimonial that can be read at

Indian Hill residents Janet Sayre, left, and Pat Smith attend Armstrong Chapel’s fourth annual Women’s Retreat in April.



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June 30, 2011

Cardboard boat keeps senior project afloat

By Forrest Sellers

For Indian Hill High School graduate Thomas Ernst the biggest accomplishment was keeping afloat. Ernst, a Sycamore Township resident, and his classmates Carl Weedman and Macon Lindberg of Indian Hill and Grady McGoff of Symmes Township built a cardboard boat as part of their senior project. All four are 2011 graduates. “It was more than throwing together cardboard,”

“The completed boat was a reward.” Carl Weedman 2011 Indian Hill High School graduate said Weedman, who along with the others actually took an online boating course. “We wanted (this) to be legitimate.” The boys received an “honors” rating on the project. Ernst said building the boat, which they referred to as the “Love Boat,” was a

trial run for construction of another later in the summer. They plan to build another boat for the upcoming cardboard boat regatta in New Richmond. Several of them will participate in the regatta as well. The boat was tested in a neighbor’s pool. Weedman said the thicker the cardboard, the more likely it would stay afloat. Duct tape was also an important element in the boat’s construction. “It was great getting together as a group,” said Weedman. “The completed


Indian Hill High School 2011 graduates Carl Weedman, left, Grady McGoff, Thomas Ernst and Macon Lindberg display a cardboard boat they built for their senior project.

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Law and Safety Committee and Indian Hill’s Safety Committee were scheduled to meet Thursday, June 23, to consider consolidating some police operations. Here, Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller fills us in on the idea.

What can you tell us about the possibility of consolidating some of your police operations with those of Indian Hill’s? “(This was prompted by) the desire of both communities to explore ways to share operations that make sense from both an improvement in the delivery of services as well as cost savings. (Indian Hill) City Manager Mike Burns and I have been discussing this on an informal basis for a few months. When we learned that a study of this might be eligible for funding, we requested and received funds through the Hamilton County Government Cooperation and Efficiencies Project to have a consultant evaluate both police operations to find potential opportunities.” What could possibly be merged and what is likely to stay separate? “’Merger’ is not the term we are using in this situation. ‘Shared’ operation is a more accurate terminology. We are evaluating operational issues such as training, dispatch services, sharing of specialized equipment and even some patrol functions.” Does this have to do with a budget shortfall necessitating some cuts

or is this an efficiency you would consider even if the city coffers were overflowing? “It very much has to do with the significant reductions in revenue for both communities. Madeira and Indian Hill have a very successful joint venture in the Madeira/Indian Hill Joint Fire District. While it is not likely there would be created a ‘joint police district,’ some of the same principles to consolidate operations/services may apply. Both communities have a very real need to maintain high-quality services while attempting to reduce costs. The topic of shared or consolidated government services has been discussed throughout the country; it has even being promoted by the state of Ohio legislature in the form of providing incentives to study the issue. The city councils of both Madeira and Indian Hill are open to discussing ways of saving tax dollars through efforts such as this.” What was to happen June 23? “Thursday’s joint meeting of both communities’ safety committees is our first ‘face-to-face’ to review the preliminary report and to discuss the appropriate policy issues which would impact both cities. From this meeting, we would expect a consensus of what operational issues should be studied further.” What will the next step be? If the city managers think it is a good idea would it be up to the respective governments to approve it? “We would expect each committee to report back to their respective city councils and, perhaps, make a recommendation on what issues are to be further studied. Ultimately, any shared efforts will be the result of a joint/mutual decision of both the city councils. There is still a significant amount of work to be done before a final decision is made.”


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Weedman tough between the pipes

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Fittingly, recent Indian Hill High School graduate Carl Weedman will major in international business at Albion College in Michigan this fall, while learning French and Chinese. It's the natural progression for someone who has traveled abroad since 2005 on a variety of youth hockey teams. Already, as a goaltender, Weedman has been to Hong Kong, France and Germany. In July, as part of the 14 players selected nationally to be on the Junior Men's


Carl Weedman holds steady between the pipes for Team USA. The Indian Hill grad has been selected to play in the 2011 Junior World Inline Hockey Championship in Italy for Team USA.


Carl Weedman, to the right of the flag, takes part in last year’s closing ceremony for the World Inline Cup held in Germany. The Indian Hill High School grad has been picked again as a goalie on the 2011 Junior Men’s World Team USA inline hockey team.


Indian Hill High School hockey player Carl Weedman has been selected to be goalie for the 2011 Junior Men’s World Team USA inline hockey team. Weedman will play in the Junior World Inline Hockey Championship in Roccaraso, Italy, in July.

World Team USA inline hockey team, Weedman will skate in Roccaraso, Italy. It's the second year USA Roller Sports has selected the Indian Hill net-minder. Weedman's hockey career started a little differently than some of his northern counterparts. He began playing inline at age 8. "Once I got really good at inline, I realized I could start playing (on) ice," Weedman said. "Now I play year round." In addition to the travel experience and irreplaceable education, Weedman was

one of the flag-bearers at last year's closing ceremony in Germany. "It was real exciting," Weedman said. It was there that the former Indian Hill Brave got wind of the tight competition in hockey that exists between countries. "Last year we lost to the Czech Republic," Weedman said. "They had full beards. They looked like men and we're 17-18 years old. They're our age, but they don't look like it. They're incredibly fast. They ended up beating the Canadians, which was exciting to

watch. The Canadians got all mad." Much like Americans are with Olympic losses in baseball and basketball, hockey losses in Canada can be a sore spot. "They're something else," Weedman joked. "They get all mad when we win. They're a little chippy. They're nice off the ice, but they don't want to lose in their sport." Weedman has gotten to know many of his opponents thanks to his high school language studies. "French, I took at Indian Hill as long as I could," Weedman said "I speak that well enough where I could go out with the Australian and French team and speak it. " The Weedman family will accompany Carl again this year. He has parlayed his hockey skills into a firsthand lesson on foreign

countries. "Last year we went to France and then to Germany," Weedman said. "This year we're going to Rome with the team, then to Roccaraso to play the tournament. After that, we're going around the rest of Italy as a kind of 'See me off to college' thing." Once at college in Michigan, Weedman will continue skating at the club level but won't pursue increased competition. "I'm not giving up hockey, but I'd rather use my parent's money on an education rather than not going to school for a few years playing juniors," Weedman said. In the meantime, there's Italy and inline hockey with the Pittsburgh Bandits. "There's not really any inline travel teams in


Indian Hill’s Carl Weedman confers with an official at last year’s World Inline Cup in Germany. Weedman again has been picked as a member of the Junior Men’s World Team USA inline hockey team that will compete with international teams in Italy in July.

Cincinnati," Weedman said. "My home games are in Pittsburgh when we have AAU tournaments." Over the winter, Weedman was Indian Hill's goalie. The Braves finished 10-9-1 and were ranked No. 26 among school club teams.


Indian Hill’s Carl Weedman plays in goal for Team Ohio last year, preparing for a save. He has been selected to play on the 2011 Junior Men’s World Team USA inline hockey team.

Angels take flight

The Cincinnati Angels 14U AAU team, coached by Chris Arington of Prasco, are 19-1 this season, and won their third straight tournament over Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Junior Nationals Memorial Challenge at University of Toledo. Their two previous tournament championship wins were at the Butler County Super Regional tournament in Mason, and the University of Illinois USJN tournament.The Angels’ next tournament is the USJN 10th Annual Hershey National Showcase in Hershey, Penn. The USJN/Nike National Championships in Washington, D.C., July 25-28, and USJN 4th Annual Summer Final in Philadelphia, Penn., July 30-31 round out the rest of the Angels 14U summer tournament schedule. The Cincinnati Angels have teams in several age divisions, including: 12U, 14U and 16U. For details about the teams, including their schedules, go to Team members and their current high schools are, from left, Shayna Simmons (Milford), Kasey Uetrecht (Clinton-Massie), Olivia Philpot (Middletown Madison), Jessica Arington (Indian Hill), Megan Eyre (Fayetteville), Jordan Lamb (Mt. Notre Dame), Alex Carson (Peebles), Emily Budde (Mercy), Ana Richter (Talawanda), Jenna Gunn (Mason), Sydney Brackemyre (Clinton-Massie). THANKS TO KACI KUST


Swimming onward

The Cincinnati Aquatic Club competitive swim team is proud to celebrate the graduation of six seniors, each of whom have been swimming with the club for many years. Hailey Booth of Loveland, will swim for the University of Illinois; Stephanie Pearce of Anderson will swim for Miami University; Andy Gorman from Terrace Park has signed at Washington University in St. Louis; Kyle Jackson will go to the University of Cincinnati; Sidney Fischer will attend Purdue and continue with club swimming there; and Adrienne Winning from Ursuline will go to Ohio State University. The swimmers have been Seahawks for many years with most of them starting in the Hawk CAC entry program, participating and competing for close to 10 years right through to being part of the National team. Recently, at the CAC Swim Banquet, they were honored by the team. As is CAC tradition, each swimmer gave a talk to the younger swimmers, CAC families and the coaching staff about what swimming at CAC has meant to them. Funny stories were shared and warm thanks were given, as the swimmers reminisced about the wonderful role CAC swimming has played in their lives to make them healthy, happy and independent individuals.


Classic win

The Hammer U10 Premier win the Queen City Classic Championship outscoring opponents 28 goals for to one against. In front, from left, are Pete Bishop, Elias Ordonez, Alex Thompson-Hill and Bennett Caruso. In back, from left, are director of coaching Rashawn Lamar, David Reininger, Ryan Lienhart, Samuel Bernicke, Michael Wampler and coach K.C. Ryan.



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Readers on the Web react to Guntzelman’s passing Here are some of the comments Father Lou Guntzelman’s readers left at after hearing about his passing last week.

sitional period in my life. I will miss you very much.” itcouldbeyou

“I’m very sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed reading Father Lou’s columns.” yankeedoodle127

“Rest in peace Father Lou. You touched many lives with your kindness and wisdom. You will be dearly missed.” Eastofparadise

“This news hurts my heart. I’m not Catholic, but I have been reading, enjoying and saving Father Lou’s columns for years now. I hope that the Community Press will consider re-printing all of his columns in some sort of memorial book form. The proceeds could go to a charity that he chose, or perhaps to the research foundation of his particular cancer? I would definitely buy a compilation that included all of his columns! RIP Father Lou – you touched more people than you know.” bombermama10 “Father Lou’s columns were compiled into a couple of paperbacks. I bought them years ago at Borders, I believe. They are listed on Amazon: “So Heart and Mind May Fill” and “A Country Called Life.” itcouldbeyou “I will miss his columns and his wisdom. Adieu.” LivingSimply “A Humble Servant. A Good Shepherd. You will be missed, Father Lou.” ensembleme “From a skeptic and definite nonCatholic: Father Lou, your columns inspired me and helped me grow in a tran-

“Father Lou was a phenomenal person who demonstrated concern, compassion, faith and confidence in people. He truly was a Renaissance man and he had more to do than anyone else in developing my adult faith in God. “He once told a story of his mother Eleanor who raised him from his childhood after his father died. He talked about her courage in getting up and going to work every day to support her family and rear them as good Catholics. He was inspirational whether he gave a sermon, met you in Kroger or teased other priests at Good Shepherd. “I believe it was not a coincidence that he died so shortly after Larry Kinley, whom he taught at Purcell and then to Good Shepherd as the cantor. They made a great pair and those who knew both of them are blessed. “Thank you, Father Lou. Thank you, Larry.” BudfromBlueAsh “Thanks to all of you for your touching comments. Father Lou was my uncle and a very strong presence in my life. Your thoughtful remarks mean a lot to the rest of his family during this very difficult time. I will make sure your messages are conveyed.” ModernPaine

Finding inspiration from Father Lou Billy Glisson found out about Father Lou Guntzelman’s death when he inquired where he might see Father Lou preach. Thank you so much for emailing me back in regards to Father Lou. I’m so grateful that you took the time to email me about his passing. At first I was very excited I even received a response. I first observed the email on my smart phone and was very excited someone, or even Father, took the time to respond to me. Then at a stop light I opened up the email and read your message. It was like receiving news that a family member had just passed suddenly. Very odd for me to react this way, I’m usually the tough one of the group. I hope somehow Father knows how he affected and influenced myself and the beginnings of interest of my wife! Which I will tell you that is a tough nut to crack! I don’t know if our story is worth printing, here goes. We moved here a almost two years ago from out west due to a job promotion and transfer. My wife had never left her home area her first 35 years of her life, and then after 18 years being married to me my job takes her 2,000 miles away from all of her family. One can only imagine the adjustment, strain and test of faith that one goes through during this period. I grew up in Michigan, coming back this way was exciting in a sense. We receive the Florence Recorder and I began to read it to get acquainted with the local activities, which at times seemed like fruitless activity due to the challenges as a family we were going through in the beginning. Then I began to read Father’s articles. Of course at first I just thought, “Oh, what does this Catholic priest have to say about life?” I was very pleasantly surprised of his

articles. I began to leave them out in the open for the wife to read, then I found myself cutting them out and saving them. Then I cut out his article about fear at the Olympics and took it into work, and used it as a intro as how we can as people be better at life as well at work. Over the past year and half I have done this three to four times, and the response from the team members I’m responsible for has been so positive towards the morale of the staff. Father Lou’s ability to capture the essence of life from a faith perspective, as well as real life events and feelings, are like those I have only experienced from three priests that this lifelong Catholic has come across. His challenge was not only to be Catholic but to be Christian and human at the same time. He gave you a perspective I’m sure enticed anyone who was reading his words to stop and reflect, then think how can they apply to their life. We must not think that his work is lost now. We must take what he has taught us and continue with his mission of teaching us how to have a strong and unwavering faith in God and ourselves, even with all of our faults. I can only hope you will continue his articles as all of the major newspapers have with Charles Schultz and the Peanuts comic strip. To allow us to enjoy and bring us down slowly from his words that only now can be lived through the flock of sheep he oversaw. I will say a prayer tonight for Father Lou and you for allowing us to enjoy his articles. Thank you again very much.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? “If geologists are pretty certain that there are oil/gas deposits that are accessible, and they can only be reached by drilling in state parks, of course! “Supplies of fuel for this nation of 300,000,000 people are vitally important to our economy and our lives, and especially with the unrest in the Middle East, which makes the price of gas and oil so volatile, it is important that we use the resources we have, as long as we can retrieve the fuel without causing too much ecological damage (and I trust that we can.)” Bill B. “The sad fact is that we have so much of a deficit in the area of energy policy that it never occurs to public officials to consider how little of Ohio is protected as a state park or public land. “Drilling in these areas may allow the state to reduce park fees and other maintenance costs, but that’s a fool’s game. Most of Ohio is open to oil and gas drilling and if there is any opportunity, it is available already. Energy companies simply have to contract with the land owners. “Since the mineral rights have already been separated from the surface rights, most of Ohio’s coal, natural gas and oil resources are already owned by energy companies, and landowners are vulnerable to destruction of the water table, subsidance and blast

damage with no protection. “New extraction technologies make the risk much greater, and the rewards of diminishing importance. “Ohio needs to lead the move to sustainable energy technology, not be the last cockroach in the empty barrel.” N.F. “Absolutely no! The parks are for the people of the state. “The meager income that the state may gain from allowing fracking and other forms of distructive extraction will more than be offset by the loss of value as a local tourist destination. “How many families will be going to Michigan or Kentucky instead of spending their limited vacation funds here in the state of Ohio. “This is strictly Republican payback, once again, to the money people. They could care less about you and me. “Also take note that there were no public meetings beforehand. Kasich and his right-wing cronies knew the outcry would be deafening.” J.Z. “There is very little land in Ohio so geologically unique that it needs to be preserved untouched by any development. The most compelling evidence is the lack of any national parks in Ohio and the fact that we only have one national forest (Wayne in eastern Ohio). “Oil and gas development does not require the devastation of the land, like open pit mining. A limited amount of land needs to be

cleared for the drilling rig and then after that a couple of small tanks and a pump at the well head. If you drive east on US 50, you will see lots of these in farmers fields east of Athens. “Mineral resources on public land belong to all of us. If we can profit from them, we will pay less in taxes or receive more in services. “Of course there is always the argument that it is more money for the government to waste.” F.S.D. “As with immigration, Congress fails again to protect America. With a very dismal record of energy management, one can’t blame the states for trying to find ways to self-manage ... it is a fine way to help kill the earth we live on.” K.P. “Yes. With all the protections required by the Ohio and federal EPAs, this can be done safely and with minimal impact to the environment. This can be done in remote parts of state land where few people go. “The royalties and taxes will help the state’s budget and we sure could use the jobs. Drill, baby, drill.” T.H. “Ohio should not open our state park land to oil and gas drilling. As a lesson learned from the BP Gulf disaster, we should not risk one of our greatest state assets. “The state parks only make up a small portion of the total land of Ohio. State park land areas were put aside for recreation, relax-

ation, and enjoyment by residents. Leave the drilling for privately-owned lands.” D.M. “Whether or not we support oil and gas drilling in state parks everywhere comes down to whether we have a short-term mentality, or a long term one. “Unfortunately, there are many who will destroy or squander our children’s, and children’s children’s natural legacy by continuing to desperately cling on to a quickly disappearing resource, petroleum, rather than design and implement safe, low-level nuclear power for the next 25 years interim to meet our country’s and state’s energy needs. Within 25 future technologies and greener industries will balance energy need with energy availability and we won’t be dependent upon petroleum. “Opening state parks to drilling of oil and gas is like giving alcohol to alcoholics. It is dangerous, it jeopardizes our parks and fauna, and provides a continual crutch until one day we realize all of the oil is gone, and if we haven’t prepared, we will pay the price collectively.” Dr. W.S.W. “Yes, we should open the parks to oil and gas drilling. “Of course, there would have to be sufficient safeguards to ensure that the environment is protected and the parks are still a place for us to enjoy. “I’m sure there are many places in remote areas of our parks where the energy companies can extract the oil and gas

Billy Glisson Union, Ky.

Next question Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibilty for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? Why or why not? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. without too much disruption. “We all need the energy and it sure beats empowering our enemies in the Middle East by buying theirs.” P.C. “It’s difficult for me to think about drilling for oil and gas in our beautiful state parks. It just seems so unnatural to disrupt the pristine condition of most of our parks for drilling equipment. I would say this should only happen if there is no other solution.” E.E.C. “No the payoff does not outweigh the damage. Seriously? Why would they even consider this idea?” K.S. “If there is a pool of oil under a state park I would think it extends beyond the boundaries of said state park. So why not drill outside? “Before someone tells me it's not that simple I would like to suggest another not-simple approach. Keep working to find alternative sources of energy instead of various Band-Aids on oil until it indeed runs out.” F.N.

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Seniors Kelly Hilmer, left, of Indian Hill and Jojo Barrow of Kenwood studied yoga techniques as part of their senior project.

Seniors Will Brackenbury, left, of Indian Hill and Dilip Rajan of Kenwood showcase their art.

Senior Hollis Lampe, left, of Kenwood buzzes about her project on beekeeping to parent J.B. Salvado of Symmes Township.

Senior showcase

Indian Hill High School seniors recently had an opportunity to showcase their work. The students shared their projects with classmates and parents during an open house. The projects included everything from baking Italian bread to beekeeping.

Seniors Emily Ritter, left, of Kenwood, Dena Cohen of Indian Hill and Ashley Cooper of Symmes Township demonstrate rock climbing techniques.

Parent Linda Hoffsis, left, admires a quilt made by senior Stephanie Williams. Both are residents of Kenwood.

Senior Katie Blazic, right, shares a story on wakeboarding with parent Maria Markesbery. Both are residents of Indian Hill.

PHOTOS BY FORREST SELLERS/STAFF Myth busting was the goal of seniors Kelsey Bauer, left, Xin Wang and Christi Hinh, all residents of Kenwood. One of their experiments was to determine whether a rolling stone gathers moss.


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Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467766; Blue Ash.


The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Skills-based group program the helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Free. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation aquatics instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.

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Eating for Health, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to improve your health and well being through improved nutrition and exercise. With Kathy Haugen, registered dietitian. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Blue Ash Concert on the Square - Independence Celebration, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Patriotic music by Systems Go. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; Blue Ash.



Adaptive Group Swim Lessons, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Small group lessons for nontraditional students taught by exploration, experimentation and discovery method. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 9856742. Montgomery.


Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $45 per month, free for members. 9856742. Montgomery.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; Montgomery.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Opera Goes to Church!, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Evening of gospel, sacred, jazz and classical music. William Burden, tenor; Kara Shay Thompson, soprano; Catherine Fishlock, mezzo-soprano; William Henry, baritone. With St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Adult Choir. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Opera. 241-2742; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


World’s Largest Cowbell Band Guinness Record Attempt, 7-9 p.m., Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave., Band performs world record attempt in conjunction Madeira’s Independence Day Celebration. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-6998; Madeira. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to 2 p.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Children’s games, prizes, pony rides, bounce house and food and beer booths. All-Star baseball game. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424; Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 5


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise, 1:302:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.




Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social and President Lincoln, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Stan Wernz, noted Abraham Lincoln enactor, speaker. Period music by Harry Perry on keyboard. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Kayak River Trip, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, A 7.5mile trip down the scenic Little Miami River. Begin at Lake Isabella and take out at Jim Terrell Park in Milford. Transportation back to Lake Isabella provided. Bring a lunch. All equipment provided and flotation devices will be worn at all times. Participants must be able to get in and out of their boat unassisted, be able to help haul boats and adequately maneuver their boat on open water. Led by ACA certified instructor. Children must be accompanied by adults. $30, $25 ages 6 to 18; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Blue Ash Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheater, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by P&G Big Band. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 6918 Wooster Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream. 721-3323; Mariemont.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Adults. $15, free for members. 9856722. Montgomery.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Trinity Together Time, 1-2:30 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Free event for children and their parents/caregivers. Crafts, games and stories. Family friendly. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park.


The Montgomery Independence Day Parade is 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade units depart from the junior high school parking lots on Cooper Road and heads east to Montgomery road, traveling north to Schoolhouse Lane. Call 7928329, or visit for more information. Pictured, a juggler performs along Montgomery Road and Market Place Lane during the Montgomery Independence Day Parade last year.


YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted. Ages 5-12. $175, $135 per week; $45, $30 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 12-14. $180, $140 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming and more. Scholarships are available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Ages 3-5. $130, $90 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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VegHead Cooking Demo, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cooking demo from Heart Healthy Certified eatery VegHead of Loveland. Highlighting culinary preparation from artichoke to spinach, chef Mark Metcalfe presents award-winning vegetarian and wrap recipes. $15, free for members. Reservations required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Red Cross Baby-Sitters’ Training Course, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn responsibilities of being a baby-sitter, how to prevent accidents from occurring and how to administer rescue breathing. Ages 11-18. $60. Reservations required. 985-6747; Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; Blue Ash.

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MUSEUMS Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, Free. 683-5692; Loveland. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, “Golden Age of Radio.” Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 232-0949; Montgomery.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 4



The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks is Monday, July 4, at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park, with live music by P. Ann Everson-Price and the All Star Band beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit or call 513-352-6180.

Montgomery Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., City of Montgomery, Parade units to depart from junior highs school parking lots on Cooper Road and heads east to Montgomery Road and then travels north to Schoolhouse Lane. Free. 792-8329; Montgomery. Montgomery July Fourth Festival, 11 a.m.-


Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.


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Indian Hill Journal


Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman , 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when


Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle. he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls belonged. An elderly couple

had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before rescuers could save him.

“Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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Indian Hill Journal


June 30, 2011

Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at our church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps folks in need. Our summer class focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert. Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary

fashion now (in my world they never w e n t out!).


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“puffs” up the puffs in the oven. Pipe or drop from teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size desired. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Puffs will be golden. After cooling, split and, if necessary, hollow out bottom. Fill as desired. Elaine filled hers with pudding mixed with whipped cream. Makes 24 to 36.

Rita’s mocha mousse filling

Oh, this is good spooned right out of the bowl. Great in crepes, too. Or layered with whipped cream and fresh fruit in balloon wine glasses. Adapted from a KitchenAid recipe. 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon instant coffee (opt.) 11⁄2 cups whipping cream 3 ⁄4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered, in refrigerator.

Elaine’s ganache

Oh my, this was decadent. 3 tablespoons light corn

syrup 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped if necessary 3 ⁄4 whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla In saucepan, combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to simmer and add chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Keeps for at least a week in fridge or frozen for a couple months.

Savory filling

Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Carol Haven, who is making Eggs Benedict and wanted an easy sauce. Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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Readers want to know

Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Definitely worth the higher price. You can also polish them with a bit of clear vinegar if they get water spots on them. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


June 30, 2011

Indian Hill Journal


United Way lauds three from Indian Hill Three Indian Hill residents were recently celebrated for improving people’s lives by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati at its annual Leaders and Legends Luncheon at the Duke Energy Center. The event shone a spotlight on “legends” – United Way’s past leaders – and current leaders and community volunteers who are making an impact in Greater Cincinnati. Through a special video, United Way also unveiled six Bold Goals for the region in the arenas of education, income and health. The

Bold Goals are included in United Way’s new strategic plan, Impact 2020. They were developed with numerous civic and community partner organizations. More than 550 people attended the event, which also showcased the organization’s highlights of 2010 and this year’s honorees.

Nicholas Chute

A junior at Indian Hill High School and Eagle Scout in Boy Scout Troop 502, Chute received the Youth Leadership Award.


Nicholas Chute of Indian Hill, right, receives United Way’s Youth Leadership Award at the organization's annual meeting and luncheon April 7. He was presented the award by his stepfather, Dick Steurwald.


Jill McGruder, left, of Indian Hill, receives United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Neil H. McElroy Award for United Way Resource Development Leadership at the April 7 Leaders and Legends luncheon. The award was presented by friend and fellow United Way Women's Leadership Council member Nora Zorich.

Chute has dedicated many hours to service projects related to Boy Scout Troop 502, including planning a book campaign for Rainboro Elementary in Greenfield, Ohio. That effort involved a two-year book collection, gathering around 10,000 books for a school that struggled to fill its library’s shelves. Chute also collected $2,000 in donations to buy more books for the school library. He plays with the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble and participates in Boy

Scout-oriented leadership training opportunities.

James Ellerhorst

Ellerhorst, Office Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, received the Geier Family Award for United Way Leadership. Ellerhorst has served as a leader at United Way for more than 20 years. He joined the organization’s Board of Directors in 2002. Four years later, he was elected to the Executive Committee and served as treasurer and chairman of the Accountability & Services Cabinet between 2006

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Jim Ellerhorst of Indian Hill receives United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Geier Family Award for United Way Leadership at the organization’s annual Leaders and Legends event on April 7. The award was presented by Ellerhorst’s wife, Sara.



Indian Hill Journal


June 30, 2011

Cincinnati Woman's Club members knit and purl around the table. From left are Maggie Roberts-Gleich of Hyde Park, Alice Penrod of Kenwood, Leslie Mowry of Wyoming, Mary Alice Manley of Mt. Lookout, Mary Gregory of Glendale, Sally Stirsman of East Walnut Hills, Nancy Brown of Wyoming and Kathleen Sweeney of Anderson Township.





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Click clack, click clack and friendly conversation spur forward the knitting of Cincinnati Woman’s Club members Marie Tsacalis of Indian Hill, Kay Hauer of Hyde Park and Diana Schmidt of Clifton.

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The Cincinnati Woman’s Club volunteer knitters meet every third Thursday of the month in the Club Tea Room and beautiful garments fly off their needles. Guided by CoChairmen Mrs. Charles H. Brown Jr. and Mrs. Paul D. Sweeney, in 2011 the volunteers made 107 sweaters (64 with matching hats), 80 hats and 27 pairs of mittens. They gave them to YMCA Christ Child Day Nursery, Our Daily Bread and Children’s Home. The yarn is bought with money from the Clara Gates Irving Memorial endowment. Some members do not join the Knitters’ meetings at the club, but knit at home and bring in their completed items to give to the children at Christmas. The knitters meet every month to share ideas, help with problems and enjoy working together.


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The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A Wednesday worship service is being conducted at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Weekly summer camps began the week of June 7, and have a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedule. Visit for details and registration. Vacation Bible school is 9 a.m. to noon, June 27 to July 1; and 68:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12. Call the church for details or to register. Fall Adult Mission Trip planning is underway. If interested in an Oct. 6-9 service project to Appalachia Tenn. area, call the church for details. The church is searching for crafter and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and play with children his/her own age, while you get some much needed time to yourself. There are also a few openings in our “Mad Scientists” Summer Camp. This fun-filled week of camp will be the week of June 27-30 and is open to children ages 2-and-a-half through 6. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church has recently undertaken a Bus Transportation Ministry. The bus has been running but expansion is in the works. The church has certified, insured bus drivers who pick up youth (with permission slip) or people of any age to attend Sunday morning services. The bus will also go to nearby nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church recently kicked off its Honduras Project. The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include July 18 and Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Worship service time is 10 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is 67:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 67:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

Service times are 8:15-9 a.m. for Morning Chapel, an intimate gathering of the community of faith


Hartzell United Methodist Church


Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. “We just moved here to Anderson on Jan. 9 and did not anticipate having to add a third service to our normal two,” according to Senior Pastor Chad Hovind. The church, which previously had services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150 percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening in Anderson. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.

Sunday Services

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

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Knox Presbyterian Church

The church celebrates one combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Music on July 3 will have an American music theme, and will be performed by Jonathan Stinson, baritone. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Upcoming events include the Men's Study Group at 7:30 p.m., on June 29, and the popular Jazz on Michigan music event at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

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


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

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Worship service times are 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;;

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30-11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600;



New Church of Montgomery

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

“Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Rejected"

Nursery Care Provided

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


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

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


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

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

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor


Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7. The meal includes salad, dinner rolls, main entree, drinks and dessert, and is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, between Terrace Park and Newtown. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont in Columbia Township). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.


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7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center)

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;


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

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

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church


Church of God of Prophecy

well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30-10:30 a.m. for Engage, a praise band-led worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Cnacel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs and children’s Sunday School Chorus. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday. Visit or call the church office to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.



The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.


Brecon United Methodist Church

The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date. E-mail: indianhill@communitypres with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938.

Lighthouse Baptist Church


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

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Anderson Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Indian Hill Journal

June 30, 2011

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

Child Care provided




Indian Hill Journal


June 30, 2011



Indian Hill police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Windshield broken on vehicle at 7980 Finley, June 3.


Vehicle damaged fence at Ohio 126, June 3.


Backpack found at Stephan Field; owner found and item retrieved at Drake, June 3.


About police reports The Community Press obtains reports on file with local police departments. We publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Following disposition of cases in the court system, individuals may supply The Community Press with documentation of the disposition for publication. To contact your local police department: • Indian Hill Rangers: Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000.

Male reported a case of fraud at 5855 Miami Ave., June 4.


6670 Wyman Lane: Ackermann Thomas J. & Kristen K. to First Financial Bank N.A.; $1,181,276. 7425 Old Hickory Lane: Westerling Horst P.G. to Kennedy James & Amanda; $900,000. 9 Beaufort Hunt Lane: Lobo Kevin A. to Dodge NP. Jr. Tr; $1,350,000. 9 Beaufort Hunt Lane: Dodge N. P. Jr. Tr to Utt Daniel P. Tr; $1,350,000.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

VILLAGE OF INDIAN HILL NOTICE TO BIDDERS Supply and Install Service Body Sealed bids will be received by the City Manager of the Village of Indian Hill, Ohio at the Public Works/Water Works facility until 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, July 14, 2011 for the purchase and installation of a Service Body. Detailed specifications and bid forms are on file at the Public Works/Water Works Department, 7100 Glendale-Milford Road, Milford Ohio, 45150. Bids must be on the forms in the contract document and other conditions therein described must be met. 1001647799


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Indian Hill resident Feller honored for volunteering The Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired recently honored Paul Feller with its Moser Award for his volunteer work for the agency’s Radio Reading Services’ WRRS. A free service of Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, WRRS is an around-theclock broadcast signal providing news and informational programs to subscribers who are print impaired. A board operator for WRRS since 1989, Feller fully understands the importance of his role and takes that responsibility seriously. Every Monday morning he is the first to arrive at 6:15 a.m. to prepare the studio for its first live reader. Listeners of WRRS are the first to hear his voice giving the weather forecast and preview of the day’s programs. In 2006 Feller took his job one step further by joining the Information Services Committee that continually monitors and evaluates WRRS for quality management. Retired from his role as Director of Medical Physics at Jewish Hospital, this vol-


Kole Ross, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired assistant broadcast manager, congratulates volunteer Paul Feller on his Moser Award for his volunteer work for the agency’s Radio Reading Services’ WRRS. unteer work is a fun and rewarding way for him to use his radio experience from college to help the community. “I really enjoy this,” Feller said. “I’ve met great people and it is nice to know I’m helping others.” In fact, Feller is so engaged that he has also found a Radio Reading Service in Florida for whom he also gives of his time when they are there. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers

people who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to seek independence. Using state-of-the-art technologies, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s array of services include low vision, vision rehabilitation therapy, access technology, orientation and mobility, early childhood and youth, and Radio Reading Services. Also offered are counseling, Talking Book Machines and other information services.

Experts: Leave fireworks to pros Fireworks cause more than 9,000 injuries each year and most of these injuries occur around the July Fourth holiday. One of the most common injuries seen during the Fourth of July holiday is to innocent bystanders, not the people using the fireworks. “Shriners Hospitals for Children wants people to know that fireworks are extremely dangerous, especially the casual use of them that is often seen at neighborhood parties and celebrations,” said Richard J. Kagan, M.D., chief of staff at the pediatric hospital. Burn professionals stress that there are no safe fireworks and improper use and use by non-professionals can result in serious injuries for the user and bystanders.

Fireworks safety facts: • Hands and eyes are the most common body parts injured by fireworks. • One out of every four fireworks injuries affects the eyes, most often caused by sparklers, rockets or firecrackers. • Sparklers burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and cause the greatest number of fireworks injuries to children 14 and younger. If you are around any fireworks displays, follow these safety tips: • Prohibit children younger than age 14 from using fireworks and supervise older children. • Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from houses, dry leaves, grass or flammable materials. • Keep a bucket of water

nearby for emergencies and for pouring on fireworks that don’t ignite. • Do not try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away. • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. • Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container. • Keep unused fireworks away from firing areas and store fireworks in a dry, cool place. • Observe all local laws related to the use of fireworks. • Don’t experiment with homemade fireworks. • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.

Hamilton County Fair seeks sponsors The time is coming once again to celebrate the fairgoing season with family, friends, neighbors, and patrons at the 156th Hamilton County Fair Aug. 9-13, in Carthage. Fair organizers are seeking sponsors and participants from the local business community, as well as civic and non-profit organizations, interested in taking advantage of the advertising opportunities at the fair.

General sponsorship packages run from the $5,000 Diamond Level to the $300 Bronze Level, all of which include the opportunity to display a company or organization logo and/or message on a banner prominently within the fairgrounds. Specific event or area sponsorships range from the Monster Mania Monster Truck Exposition sponsorship, which can be pur-

chased for exclusive use at $15,000 – or shared among three sponsors for $5,000 each – and includes 40 fair passes and 20 parking passes, to the $1,000 Show Wagon Sponsor package that includes four daily tickets and two daily parking passes. To learn more about the fair, participate, or to become a sponsor visit m or call 761-4224.

Kenwood Woman's Club awards scholarships At the Kenwood Woman’s Club annual Scholarship Luncheon a total of $12,000 in scholarships were awarded. $2,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors: Kali Flaska, Indian Hill High School; Joseph Tull, Moeller High School;

Jessica Petri, Madeira High School, and Natalie Sommerville, Indian Hill High School. The Nancy & Edward Boike Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to Andrew Griggs, Indian Hill High School, and Allison Ballweg, Madeira

High School. The Patty Bertsche Memorial Woman’s Opportunity Grants of $1,000 each went to Lauren Hopewell and Laura Sagrati. For information on joining the Kenwood Woman’s Club, please call 513-5613083.


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