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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013

VILLAGE OR CITY? The city of Indian Hill just doesn’t have the same “village” ring to it. Full story, A4

BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS

School districts partner for energy By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Indian Hill schools gifted intervention specialist Monica Dawkins will help build homes with Habitat for Humanity this summer. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

TEACHER HAMMERS HOME GOODWILL

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Indian Hill schools gifted intervention specialist Monica Dawkins has never hammered a nail. but that’s not going to stop her from building a home. This summer Dawkins will travel to New Orleans as part of a missions trip with Crossroads

church. While there, she and her team will partner with Habitat for Humanity. Dawkins, who is a resident of Loveland, will be involved in restoration work of homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. “I really wanted to go outside of my comfort zone,” said Dawkins. “I wanted to try

something different.” Having spent the last few years obtaining a masters degree, Dawkins said she hasn’t had as much time as she’d like to volunteer. “I’m looking forward to (this) as my kick-off to more volunteering in the future,” she said. Dawkins said the first day in

New Orleans will be spent helping perform maintenance at a charter school. Following that she will then begin working with Habitat on homes in the area. “Knowing I’m going to be helping others is definitely the highlight,” she said. “I’m ready to go build homes for a week.”

New yield signs at Blome Bridge By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

The village has decided to replace stop signs with yield signs on both sides of the single-lane Blome Bridge in an attempt to make traffic flow more efficiently without sacrificing safety. “There has been a discussion for several years about the stop signs at the bridge,” said Chuck Schlie, chief of the Indian Hill Rangers Police Department. “After reviewing the traffic in that area it was determined that yield signs instead of stop signs will assist with a better flow of traffic. “This will help with the backup that sometimes occurs, particularly during rush hour,” Schlie said. “We will continue to monitor the traffic flow to see if the sig-

Indian Hill has decided to replace stop signs with yield signs on both sides of the single-lane Blome Bridge.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

nage change is effective.” Indian Hill Village Council’s Safety Committee also considered adding a traffic light at the intersection of Blome and Camargo roads, but decided it

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Some $418,000-worth of road resurfacing in the village is nearly completed. Full story, A2

would create more congestion and increase the risk of accidents, according to a village report. That’s because of the proximity of the intersection of

Blome and Camargo roads to the intersection of Drake and Camargo roads, and the inability to add turn lanes in the area, the report says. The report says the safety committee also considered posting signs warning drivers to turn on their blinkers when turning from Camargo Road onto Blome Road, but decided that similar signs at the intersection of Drake and Camargo roads have not made a big difference. So, “There is no signage change at Blome and Camargo,” Schlie said. “It will stay the way it is.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Indian Hill. Get regular Indian Hill updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/IndianHill. For the Postmaster

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Three area school districts are teaming up to save money on energy. Mariemont City School District’s Board of Education July 16 approved an agreement with Hess Corp. to buy natural gas. They are partnering with the Forest Hills Local School District and Indian Hill Exempted Village School District on the agreement. “Natural gas is priced like a commodity and can go up and down, so the savings will vary month to month,” said Natalie Lucas, treasurer for the Mariemont schools. She estimated this deal, which covers all four Mariemont schools and the Mariemont transportation office on Wooster Pike, would save the district about 30 percent in its natural gas costs. “By working collaboratively, we can save taxpayer dollars,” said Forest Hills Superintendent Dallas Jackson. “(By) combining purchasing power we are able to negotiate better contracts which in turn save each of the school districts money.” Indian Hill schools Treasurer Julia Toth said Forest Hills officials took the initiative in organizing the collaboration. “The feeling is a larger volume of (natural gas) consumption would generate a better price,” she said. “Volume pricing is what we’re after.” Both Jackson and Toth said district collaborations have been beneficial. Mariemont and Indian Hill have a joint educational program where students at each respective high school can take computer, math and science classes in the other district. Forest Hills and Mariemont also have bus service agreements for students attending Scarlet Oaks vocational school, and the districts joined together on a maintenance contract for the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems at each of their respective schools. Indian Hill and Forest Hills also are part of a health care consortium with five other Southwest Ohio school districts to save money on insurance costs. The contract Mariemont’s Board of Education approved begins in November and ends in October 2015. Forest Hills and Indian Hill have not voted on the contract yet.

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ROADS RESURFACED By Jeanne Houck

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This stretch of Camargo Road between Loveland-Madeira Road and Indian Hill's border with Madeira boasts a new black surface.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Some $418,000-worth of road resurfacing in the village is nearly completed. Indian Hill contracted with the John R. Jurgensen Co. of Sharonville and Miami Township for the work, which was expected to finish by July 26. That’s two weeks earlier than required in the contract – and there is more good news. The project in which more than five miles of village roads were resurfaced – and some also striped – came in under budget. “The budgeted amount for the project was $450,000 and comes from the capital improvement reserve fund,” said George Kipp, Indian Hill project manager. “The budgeted amount is consistent with the past couple of years for the road resurfacing program, but is approximately 20 percent lower than before budget cuts were implemented in 2008. “No road resurfacing was performed in 2009 or

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Lane. » Lakewood Lane from Hopewell Road to the end. » Sanderson Place from Burley Hills Drive to the end. » Spiritwood Court from Calderwood Lane to the end. » Spooky Hollow Road from Given Road to Given

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Indian Hill village ... or city? By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

The city of Indian Hill. Just doesn’t have the same “village” ring to it, does it? Indian Hill leaders don’t think so, which is why they continue calling the town a village even though it officially became a city in the 1970s when the population topped 5,000 people. “The official title of Indian Hill is ‘the City of the Village of Indian Hill’,” said Dina Minneci, Indian Hill’s city manager. “On record, Indian Hill is a city as its population exceeded 5,000 in the 1970s, which formally made it a city per the state of Ohio. “However, Indian Hill wished to keep ‘village’ in its name to help maintain and preserve the rural character and atmosphere of the community,” Minneci said. Minneci pointed out that Indian Hill’s charter, created in 1941, states that, “It is the purpose and intent of the people of In-

dian Hill that the character and uses of the area within the village may not be changed, and that it shall continue to be a rural neighborhood of homes and farms.” “By keeping the word ‘village’ in its name, Indian Hill is able to sustain the original vision and mission of its charter,” Minneci said. Official Indian Hill documents and its social media initiatives alternate between calling the town “the City of the Village of Indian Hill,” a city and a village – sometimes within the same text. Its code of ordinances says that the word “village,” when used in the code, “shall denote the City of the Village of Indian Hill, irrespective of its population or legal classi-

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St. Vincent Ferrer students gets hands-on news reporting lessons By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

St. Vincent Ferrer students are learning how news works. Sixth- through eighth-graders at the Kenwood school take turns informing their classmates of their school’s news on TV four days a week. In computer teacher Amy Luebbering’s class, students write scripts for their broadcast, which include weather, lunches, class field trips, activities at St. Vincent Ferrer, a special report and other topics. Then, when it’s their turn, those students break off into groups and decide who will anchor the broadcast, run the camera, control the computer with the script and other duties

that go into recording their show. Their announcements are part of WSVF, what the school calls its TV channel, which Principal Doug Alpiger said started about three years ago. While the students treat it as an assignment, Luebbering said she encourages them to be themselves. Eighth-grader Kelly Frank said they sometimes act silly or try to be funny to make it entertaining, but they still try to be informative. Whether a student wants to be in front of the camera or work behind-the-scenes, all students in those grades get a chance to work on the announcements. Eighth-grader Caleigh Sambrookes said that although they run through the script before and it’s pre-recorded, some-

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times they’re put on the spot and they just learn to improvise, which Leah Cleveland said can give some students the confidence they need to be in front of the camera. Several students said that if they’re on TV as the anchors or reporters, they either just don’t watch themselves or have learned to laugh along with the broadcast. Although they didn’t know if broadcast news, or reporting in general, was in their professional future, students said that

Eighth-graders Kelly Frank and Caleigh Sambrookes anchor a broadcast of St. Vincent Ferrer's TV announcements, while Anne Mier, Julie Buschbacher and Leah Cleveland work behind the scenes. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

it gives them a background in it, and at least a little boost of confidence. “It always gives us the possibility to do it,” Frank said. “Even if you don’t want (to be a

reporter), you have a background in something now.” Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Ursuline graduates receive scholarships and special awards

Moeller High School recognized its top 11 seniors at the first academic signing day event on May 15. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller seniors shine at inaugural signing day

Ursuline Academy celebrated its 183 seniors as they received their diplomas at the school's commencement exercises May 29 in the school gymnasium. The school congratulates the entire Class of 2013 for their spirit, service and scholarships. Their efforts were rewarded this year with 91 percent of the class earning nearly $24.7 million in college scholarships. In addition, there were several special awards given at the ceremony. The Senior Scholar Awards (the top three seniors in the class) were awarded to Kelly Kaes of Montgomery, Kelly Kopchak of Sycamore Township and Elise McConnell of Loveland.

The Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Award was awarded to Kaes for her scholastic achievement, service to others and Christian ideals. The Christian Leadership Award, which is given to a graduate who demonstrates Gospel values in her personal and school community life, was awarded to McConnell. The Centennial Spirit Award, which is given to a graduate who best exemplifies the spirit of Ursuline with her generosity, service, attitude and overall demeanor, was awarded to Claire Hayes of Mason. The graduation address was delivered by Ellen Hinkley of Indian Hill, who was chosen by her class.

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On a hot Wednesday the day before graduation, Moeller High School’s top11seniors put on suit jackets for an event that was the first of its kind at the school. Moeller recognizes its student athletes who are recruited to play for colleges and universities with a signing day, and Principal Blane Collison felt that students who excel in academics should receive the same recognition. The inaugural event May 15 put the spotlight on the top of the class of 2013. Collison said that he felt because this year’s class is Moeller’s 50th, the focus should be on academics. The top 11 seniors represent nearly all Moeller has to offer inside and outside the classroom, and include athletes, honor society members, mentors, volunteers, social issue group members, interns, actors, writers and more. Parents and families attended the event to see them sign their letters of intent to their chosen schools. “They’re what we hope a young man of Moeller will be,” Collison said. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster

Ursuline Principal Thomas Barhorst with senior award winners and speakers Ellen Hinkley (Indian Hill), Elise McConnell (Loveland), Claire Hayes (Mason), Kelly Kopchak (Sycamore Township), Kelly Kaes (Montgomery) and President Sharon Redmond. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Indian Hill graduate nabs Scottish Rite scholarship Valedictorian Chris Kessling signs his academic letter of intent to the University of Chicago. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SMARTIES These are Moeller’s top 11 seniors who signed letters of intent at the first academic signing day event. 6Chris Kessling of Montgomery – University of Chicago 6Brian Butz of Mt. Healthy – University of Cincinnati 6Andrew Benza of Loveland – University of Miami (Florida) 6James Breitenbach of Mason – Miami University 6Nick Staresinic of Mason – Franciscan University 6Steve Lair of Sharonville – University of Alabama 6Sam Bockhorst of Loveland – Miami University 6Stephen Spaeth of Blue Ash – Miami University 6Mason Eckley of Liberty Township – University of South Carolina 6David Faller of West Chester Township – Kenyon College 6Zach Bayliff of Indian Hill – Indiana University

Rachel Frappier, of Indian Hill, recently received a scholarship from the Scottish Rite. The youngest of four daughters, Frappier is a direct admit to the Farmer School of Business at Miami. Frappier is an Frappier AP scholar, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and YMCA Character Award nominee. She graduated June 7 from Indian Hill High School with a Diploma with Honors, received the President’s Award for Out-

standing Academic Excellence, and the State Board of Education Award of Merit. She volunteered with the Children’s Ministry at Horizon Community Church for six years and participated in a medical mission trip to Belize in 2011. She was active in theater in high school earning the Commitment Award. She served as co-president of Indian Hill High School’s chapter of Theater League and was nominated for a Cappie Award for her role as Betty Blast in Footlose in 2012. Her favorite role was as Quiser in Steel Magnolias.


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FIRST PASS AT 2013 VOLLEYBALL

Lights on for Indian Hill volleyball squads By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

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INDIAN HILL — The nets are up in the local gyms as the high school girls volleyball season begins as schools reopen. The following is a preview of the teams in the Indian Hill Journal coverage area.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

The Eagles finished their second-straight winning season under coach Mariah Warburton at 16-7 last season, including a 9-4 record in the Miami Valley Conference good for third place. “We are coming off of an exciting season last year and the girls are ready to get started this year,” Warburton said. “We are getting stronger and more confident in our team. We are excited about getting in the gym and playing some great volleyball.” Senior libero Emily Beckes is a Division I NCAA prospect and returns to lead the team. Classmate Marissa Koob returns at setter and is approaching the school’s career record in assists. Also back is another college prospect in junior middle blocker Rachel Wichman, who could capture the school record for kills and blocks. Classmate Audrey Koob plays outside hitter Morgan Avery and Paige Visagie are also returning starters. CHCA opens the season August 22 at Madeira.

Cincinnati Country Day

Cincinnati Country Day graduated three players from a team that finished 8-11 overall and fifth in the Miami Valley

Conference with a 5-8 record. The Indians also return three starters from that team and look for an improved record. “I’m not hurting in talent,” said head coach Ashley Snell while on vacation in Texas the week before tryouts. “We have three very good, very experienced seniors coming back to lead the team.” They include outside and middle hitter Kat Mates, as well as setters Elizabeth Weisenfelder and Sydney Menifee. Not surprisingly with a pair of veteran setters, Snell said she expects CCD will run mostly a 6-2 offense. “A lot depends on who I have come out for the team,” Snell said. “I also have some players up from the JV and maybe some up from eighth grade who could see playing time. We will play to our strengths. “I have a very positive outlook for the season. It’s really anybody’s game.” Especially in the MVC, where Snell picked Summit Country Day and Seven Hills as the teams to beat in the league. CCD opens the season Aug. 20 at Mars Hill Academy and plays its first home match a week later against St. Bernard.

Indian Hill

Ellen Hughes coached the Lady Braves to an 11-14 mark (6-8 CHL), which tied them with Madeira in the league. Senior CHL second-team middle blocker Lauren Epcke returns along with senior honorable mention hitter Maddi Bennett. Added experience comes from junior middle hitter Mackenzie McMillan and junior outside hitter Julia Sewell. “I think we’ll have a very strong offense with most of the team returning,” Hughes said.

“We have a lot of hard workers who will really come together. I have a very talented junior class and most of them played varsity as sophomores.” Indian Hill’s season begins with a tri-match at Milford featuring the Lady Eagles and McNicholas on Aug. 24. The Lady Braves have road games at Cincinnati Christian, Mariemont and Taylor before returning home Sept. 3 to face Deer Park.

Miami Valley Christian Academy

MVCA finished 15-5 last season playing in the Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association. Coach Amy Gill returns five of seven starters, including returning conference player of the year, Carley Hilsher. Other seniors she will count on are outside hitters Alli Huxtable and Jessica McNulty, plus juniors Grace Simunek and Katie Park. “We have four seniors and two juniors all experienced with the program,” Gill said. The remainder of the MVCA roster is senior Shelley Raidy, sophomore Cassie Woods and freshmen Cassie Hatfield and Rachel Herbert. The Lady Lions start the season at home against Cincinnati College Prep Academy Aug. 26. On Aug. 27 they’re on the road at Seven Hills.

Mount Notre Dame

The Cougars snared another GGCL-Scarlet title in 2012 by going 25-1and10-0 in the league. MND’s had 15 straight winning seasons and Joe Burke has been there for each, including the last five as head coach. After going unblemished unSee VOLLEYBALL, Page A7

Indian Hill’s Lauren Epcke (7) attempts to block a shot. Epcke was a CHL second-team selection as a junior.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

FIRST SERVE AT 2013 TENNIS

Indian Hill area schools play elite tennis By Scott Springer and Mark Motz sspringer@communitypress.com mmotz@communitypress.com

INDIAN HILL — As the beginning of the school year nears, tennis courts are busy in preparation for the upcoming high school girls season. The following is a rundown of squads in the Indian Hill Journal coverage area.

Cincinnati Country Day

Cincinnati Country Day comes off one of its best seasons in school history, earning a piece of the Miami Valley Conference title for the first time in 2012. (The Indians tied for the league lead with perennial power Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.) In addition, Danielle Wolf finished in the top eight of the Division II state tournament, while the doubles team of Caroline Blackburn and Mackenzie Patterson qualified for state. Five seniors graduated from that team, but Wolf and Patterson – now juniors – each return. Also back are senior Katie Barton and junior Moriah Boyd. Veteran head coach Lynne Schneebeck didn’t begin tryouts until Aug. 5 – after Journal deadlines – but said she was

Indian Hill’s girls finished third in the OTCA finals last October. Pictured left to right are: Alex Skidmore, Nicole Gibson, Abigail Singer, Brynn McKenna, Meredith Breda, Caroline Andersen, Jessie Osher, Maren McKenna, Caroline Breda, Gabi Gibson and coach Gary Samuels. Skidmore, Singer, Meredith Breda, Maren McKenna, Osher and Gabi Gibson all return for 2013.FILE PHOTO

hopeful more younger players would come out to help fill the remaining roster spots. Goals for the team include holding on to the MVC crown. “We have a very tough league with CHCA, Summit and Seven Hills, so that’s always one of our goals, to win the league,” Schneebeck said. “We have the confidence to do it, but it’s going to be difficult.” Schneebeck also hopes for a return trip to Columbus at the end of the season. “We’re usually pretty strong in doubles; I think all but maybe two years I’ve coached there

we’ve sent a team to state,” she said. “It’s been nice to have Danielle going in singles each of the last two years and I think she can get back.” The Indians open the season Aug. 15 against Turpin and host the CCD Invitation Aug. 16 and 17.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

CHCA finished the 2012 season tied with Cincinnati Country Day for first place in the Miami Valley Conference. The Eagles graduated one player from that team and another left to be

home schooled. Tryouts did not begin for CHCA until Aug. 5 – after Press deadlines – so while head coach Lynne Nabors-NcNally knew she had a trio of returning starters and two more players with varsity experience, she had yet to determine the lineup or the other players who would round it out. Seniors Carlee Orner, Kimi Bolsinger and Ali Harker all enter their fourth year as starters. Senior Emily Martin and sophomore Emily Kabalin bring additional experience Nabors-McNally said she expected the MVC race to be “very good, very competitive like it usually is.” The Eagles will get a glimpse of league competition when they open the season Aug. 16 and 17 in the CCD Invitational.

Indian Hill

Perennial CHL champion (16 consecutive years) Indian Hill was perfect in the league last fall and 27-8 overall under coach Gary Samuels. The results netted Samuels the CHL Coach of the Year honor. Five starters return for the Lady Braves in sophomores Caroline Anderson, Meredith Breda and Maren McKenna and juniors Alex Skidmore and Abi-

gail Singer. Breda and Anderson were CHL first team; McKenna and Skidmore made second and Singer was honorable mention. Returning juniors Gabi Gibson and Jessie Osher were also honorable mention. “We return all of our singles players from a team that was ranked third in Ohio and No. 1 in Cincinnati last year out of approximately 300 Division II schools,” Samuels said. “There are also many promising freshmen who will compete for varsity roster Samuels spots.” The Lady Braves begin with home matches Aug. 12, 13 and 15 against Magnificat (near Cleveland), Walnut Hills and Lakota West. “We hope to have a long and successful journey as long as everyone is in this together,” Samuels said. “It will take great attitudes, maturity and determination to continue to have a great run like last season. Being third in Ohio was nice, but eventually becoming the No. 1 team in the state would be even betSee TENNIS, Page A7


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til a Nov. 1 tournament loss to Lakota East, Burke was named GGCL-Scarlet Coach of the Year. “The Cougars are hard working and motivated to excel at the highest level,” he said. “This team will have a good mix of leadership and experience, combined with energy and determination that should make for an exciting year.” MND returns three starters in senior right side hitter Christine Chandler, junior libero Margo Wolf and sophomore outside hitter Sydney Mukes. All are college prospects and Chandler was GGCL-Scarlet second team as a junior. Burke is also expecting valuable time from senior middle hitter Sara Priest and junior setter Jessica Towle. “We look to replace last year’s seniors with returning varsity players and players moving up from an undefeated JV team in 2012,” Burke said. MND starts out at St. Henry on Aug. 20, then the varsity returns home against Chaminade-Julienne on Aug. 24.

ter.”

Seven Hills

The Stingers had a 1010 regular season - including a 7-6 record in Miami Valley Conference action that left them in fourth place - before running off three straight sectional tournament wins. Seven Hills eventually lost to Jackson Center in the Division IV district finals and ended the year with a 13-11 mark.

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Indian Hill’s Maddi Bennett serves for the Lady Braves in a win over Madeira last season. SCOTT SPRINGER/ COMMUNITY PRESS

Lauren Weems, a firstteam all-MVC selection as a junior outside hitter, returns to lead the Stingers.

Ursuline Academy

The Lions finished tied for second in the GGCL behind MND, but went on to win the Division I state championship. “You always want to win this league because it’s so strong, but you realize your world doesn’t come to an end if it doesn’t happen,” said head coach Jeni Case. “Our schedule gets us ready for the tournament.” Case graduated six players from her state title team - including regulars at setter, defensive specialist, libero and outside hitter - but returns a strong contingent to make a run at defending the title. Senior Sam Fry - com-

mitted to play at Notre Dame next year - returns at middle hitter and will co-captain the team with senior outside hitter Paige Kebe. Classmate Ali Hackman, who began her career as a setter, will be a defensive specialist. Also back are juniors Lauren Wilkins Katherine Edmondson and Abby Williams. Sophomore Avery Naylor dressed varsity last season, but primarily played on the JV. Classmate Alyssa Stellar is one to watch at setter. “We’ve lost some very good players, but we have some very good players ready to step up,” Case said. “We’re excited to get going and see how the season goes. We have a lot of potential.” Ursuline opens the season Aug. 20 at home against Lebanon.

MND finished second to powerhouse Ursuline in the GGCL-Scarlet Division last year. The Cougars will have to overcome the loss of two-time league Player of the Year Sandy Niehaus to graduation and Ohio State. Returning juniors are Catherine Murphy, Sonya Sasmal and Ali Staun. Sophomore Sophia Anderson is also back. MND gets right down to business early, facing defending league champ Ursuline Aug.15 at home.

Seven Hills

Seven Hills finished the season 9-8 in dual matches and placed third in the Miami Valley Conference behind CCD and CHCA. The Eagles graduated four players, both of the team’s starting doubles squads. Which means head coach Tim Drew returns all three of last years starters in singles, including senior Jessica Siebold – who paired with graduate Grace Key to reach the Division II

state doubles tournament last season – junior Ellie Kennedy and sophomore Kelly Pan. “If we get some doubles put together, you’re going to hear a happy coach,” Drew said. “It’s too soon to tell who could be playing there.” He will have plenty of players from which to choose. The Stingers have 30 girls in the program – a record 23 participated in the camp the week before the Aug. 5 tryout date - and will field two JV teams along with the varsity. Among the group are 11 freshmen, which bodes well for the future of the program. Drew said the annual competition for the MVC crown between his club, CCD and CHCA – all three are perennial top10 teams in the Enquirer coaches poll – should be typically fierce and help prepare all three teams for the postseason. Seven Hills opens the season Aug. 19 hosting Little Miami.

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy went 22-1in dual matches last season and finished second in the state coaches association tournament. Head coach Joe Hart-

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kemeyer graduated his second singles player and first doubles team from the 2012 squad, but has plenty of returning firepower. Mehvish Safdar – who went to the Division I state tournament in doubles as a freshmen, won a state singles championship as a sophomore and took third place in singes last season – returns for her senior season. “You have a reliable first-court performer every match with her,” Hartkemeyer said. “That really sets the tone for our team.” Also back are sophomore Jenny Duma, senior Brooke Sabo and juniors Lauren Haney and Lauren Fleming. Hartkemeyer has 26 players out so far in a program that will field varsity A and B teams, as well as a JV squad. Ursuline opens its season on the road Aug. 15 against Girls Greater Cincinnati rival Mount Notre Dame. Are the Lions the favorite in the league this year? “I would think we are,” Hartkemeyer said. “I would think based on the players coming back, we have a very good chance to win the GGCL. It’s always tough, every match.”

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The challenge of domestic violence cases Domestic violence is defined, in part, as knowingly causing or threatening to cause physical harm to a family or household member. Family or household members include spouses, live-in partners, children, parents or a person with whom you have a child in common. For a variety of reasons, domestic violence cases present unique challenges. Some of these reasons include: lack of cooperation by the prosecuting witness; lack of evidence and witnesses; and difficulty in changing the defendant’s behavior. In 2012, there were 2,633 arrests for domestic violence in Hamilton County. Some of these cases were charged as felonies if the defendant had a prior domestic violence conviction. Most of the cases were misdemeanors and heard in Municipal Court. The lack of cooperation by the prosecuting witness (usually a woman) is

common in domestic violence cases. Approximately half of the alleged victims fail to appear for trial despite being subpoenaed to do so. The reasons that alleged victims fail to Brad come to court vary. Greenberg COMMUNITY PRESS Frequently, the couple has reconciled and the GUEST COLUMNIST woman no longer wants to pursue the charge. Other times, the victim is reluctant to come to court because she depends financially on the man and fears a potential jail sentence would cause job loss and financial hardship. Sometimes the victim faces intimidation and believes that she would be in greater danger if she testified against the defendant. Some victims come to

court but then claim that they don’t remember or that it was “just a misunderstanding.” Whatever the reason for the victim’s failure to appear or be forthcoming, eventually the case is dismissed. When the alleged victim does come to court, a lack of evidence and witnesses present challenges for the prosecution. Most domestic violence occurs in the home away from other eyewitnesses. Many acts of domestic violence do not result in photographable injuries. Without photographs or eyewitnesses, many cases boil down to the testimony of the alleged victim against the defendant. Unless the victim is substantially more credible than the defendant, these cases are difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Even with a conviction, deciding on a fair and effective sentence for a defen-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

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Should school districts adopt a policy to allow trained and qualified principals and other school officials to carry loaded handguns in schools like the Edgewood school district? Why or why not?

“Absolutely! The concept of the ‘gun free zone’ is idiotic. Why do you think crazed lunatics choose schools, churches and other such places as their targets? They know that no one can shoot back at them! “If one single person in Newtown, Connecticut or Virginia Tech had been armed many lives might have been saved. Statistics prove that as soon as a gunman is confronted with armed resistance they either surrender or take their own life. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Period.” R.W.J.

“NO! No guns in school at all. If you want guns then have a police officer in school.” K.L.S.

“Absolutely. It’s called cross-training. In today’s economy school districts and most local governments are broke and certainly do not have the money to afford armed guards. Statistically 99.99 percent of the schools haven’t and never will experience a shooting; however having armed well-trained instructors is a commonsense solution for the rare occasion of an incident. “If surveyed we would probably find that there are already a sufficient number of qualified gun enthusiasts employed in most schools. Those intrusted to ‘carry’ would be kept secret, not advertised or identified.” D.J.H.

“Yes, I believe that trained individuals with handguns should be permitted within our schools. If this had been the case at Sandy Hook last December I feel confident that the death toll would have been one or two people maximum ... the shooter and possibly one other person who was there to defend the school when he first entered the building. “If I had a young child in today’s world I would feel so much better sending them off to school if I felt that there was a way that he/she could be protected if an armed gunman were to enter their facility and start shooting. The licensed person would, of course, need to keep the gun locked up until it is needed to prevent a curious child from having access to it, but this goes without saying, as welltrained individuals are instructed on the safekeeping of weapons to prevent accidents. “Gun control is not the solution, as criminals will always find a way to have them. Well-trained, responsible people who are allowed to carry weapons are

Should the minimum wage for fast-food workers be doubled from $7.25 to $15 an hour and should they be given the right to unionize? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to espangler@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

our best defense against gun violence, not an unarmed populace with no way to defend itself against maniacs like Adam Lanza. “Establishments like theatres and schools which do not permit people to ‘carry’ are literally inviting armed criminals into their midst. Where better to wreak havoc with a gun than a place in which no one is ‘allowed’ to carry one?” C.H.

“There should not be anyone in a school with a gun except a security guard. School officials have too many other important educational matters to deal with to also be hampered with the responsibility of a loaded gun to somehow stave off an armed attacker. “I teach junior high; and if I had to be armed as a teacher I would refuse even if it cost me my job. Arming school officials is asking for nothing but trouble, which schools have plenty of already.” TRog

“Absolutely not. If principals and teachers end up with guns are the students next? “Guns need to be taken away from all Americans, change the Constitution and let’s be done with it. “Guns kill. If we want to stop the senseless killing in America take the guns away and schools won’t have to worry about safety – we’ll all be safe – no guns.” E.E.C.

“Guns are not allowed in airports, police stations or courthouses, but there is an important difference – there are armed law enforcement personnel assigned to those locations. “This is usually not true in schools, so as long as guns are prohibited in schools a person bent on wreaking havoc knows that there is nobody likely to be able to stop them. “If a particular school has armed law enforcement personnel assigned at all times there should be no need for armed staff. If not, then armed administrators or teachers are the last line of defense. This is not to say that they can stop every event, only that they can respond to make a 20-minute killing spree into a five-minute one. “Any population that carries weapons will experience some number of accidents with those weapons. Even the most experienced police officers and military personnel sometimes accidently dis-

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charge their weapons. “We have to weigh this increased risk of accident with the potential reduction in already very low incidence of senseless school shootings.” F.S.D.

“I do, but ONLY if those involved receive not only a firearms course, but also a few classes on basic police offficer training so when the time should arise they would know what to do as any responding police officer will know. Situations as in the past are almost over before the first police officer comes onto the sceene.” O.H.R.

“From what I have seen of the training on a carry and conceal license that does not give people all the training that is needed. Just because one is qualified to teach English or math does not mean that they have the mentality to carry a gun on school premises.” Dave D.

“Statistically, 98 percent of all shootings in the U.S. are accomplished with weapons which were bought to protect the friends or family of the victim. The NRA has been very successful in confusing us about this cold fact, mostly because the radical right has allowed them to write laws which prevent the ATF and CDC from developing good statistics on gun deaths and injuries. “Of course there are no good statistics on how many crimes and suicides were prevented by guns. So the marketing arm for the U.S. weapons manufacturers has a pretty clear field to run in. “Anyone who thinks the statistics are going to change radically in a school setting is an idiot. Arm your teachers and there will be more innocent children killed in school shootings. That’s obvious. Arming teachers will also radically improve the NRA’s message of paranoia. N.F.

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dant is a challenge. Most domestic violence offenders have issues with substance abuse, anger management or mental health. These problems are not excuses but should be addressed in order to prevent re-occurrence of the behavior. Although judges have a lot of sentencing options, ranging from probation and counseling up to incarceration, they can’t easily fix the underlying problems. Despite the challenges of domestic violence cases, occasional success stories arise; where defendants are held responsible and able to get help and families are repaired. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, call Women Helping Women at (513) 977-5541. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a resident of Loveland.

The code of the west Recent incidents, including legal proceedings involving gun killings, have reminded me of the Code of the West, perhaps better remembered as the Cowboy’s Code of Conduct. Back in the days when the nation was a youth and in places where rattlesnakes abounded on the trail, our hardy forefathers lived and died by this code. Some of us can only remember the gunslinger’s law which says “shoot first and ask quesCharleston tions later.” C.K. Wang This quip is a COMMUNITY PRESS gross over-simplifiGUEST COLUMNIST cation of a complex situation. For instance the code says that when a stranger wanders into camp, one must provide him with a meal and drink. Further one must not ask about the stranger’s background and certainly never insult his mother. Otherwise he is liable to draw his six shooter. At that point and if he does, then one may shoot first and ask the hard questions later. Today 30 states of the Union have “stand your ground” statutes, and the rest will debate whether to have one. Only last week a bill was introduced into the Ohio legislature to allow concealed carry of firearms into public places such as churches, day cares, and government buildings. Are we reverting to a nation of gunslingers who in days long gone wore six-guns out of necessity, but always openly and with an honor code on their use? Are our communities so broken and the citizens so overwrought with fear of assault that we must live by the point of our gun because that is the only law that the outlaw understands? Before the invention of “stand your ground,” our common law required a man to retreat from an assault before one is justified in shooting the assailant. A finer point of common law, now apparently forgotten, is that a man claiming self defense cannot be the one who initiates a confrontation. I can write about the Code of the West with trepidation and also with some fond admiration because under that code, the good cowboy must never gun down an unarmed man and certainly never ever a woman or child. Charleston C.K. Wang. is a Cincinnati attorney practicing immigration and nationality law. He lives in Montgomery.

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JFS looks to new era under Miller

Jewish Family Service had one overriding message at its annual meeting June 25: JFS has grown and transformed from an agency that was in a survival mode for several years into a strong organization that stands out amongst the crowd. Mark Miller, who was installed as the new president of the board, opened with the statement, “It is truly my pleasure to assume the presidency of JFS at a time of unequaled opportunity and excitement. Our agency is financially sound, strategically strong, and JFS is ready to meet the needs of the Jewish Community for years to come.” While giving a recap of Jewish Family Service’s history, Miller explained how the organization reached this successful point. He thanked the past presidents, board and staff for their hard work and dedication that helped JFS transform from an agency which was paralyzed by cuts during tough financial times to an agency with the confidence and vision to take advantage of growth opportunities. “In 2012 we began to see the fruits of our labor,” Miller said, citing as examples the “Barbash Family Vital Support Center that will become the crown jewel of JFS’s service efforts to those in need in the Jewish community” and the “We Give A… campaign created to get people excited and engaged in Jewish Family Service.” Prior to being installed as president, Miller received praise from outgoing president Michael Schwartz who said, “I’m passing the gavel to Mark with confidence, with excitement for what’s to come, and with pride of what we have accomplished. I know he’ll do a great job.” Schwartz served a threeyear term in order to complete a restructuring of the board to a true governance model. He was given a tzedekah box for his commitment and accomplishments as the Jewish Family Service president. He now serves as the board’s immediate past president. Joining Miller and Schwartz as new officers of the board are Andi Levenson, vice president; Larry Juran, treasurer, and Susan Shorr, secretary. Bruce Baker, a past president, will serve a three-year term along with new board members Melanie Blumental, Joni Burton, Alyce Ellison, Dale Horne, Mark Knue, Tom Smith and Michael Sutter. Lauren Scharf was appointed by the board president for a one-year term. Suzy Marcus Goldberg, Elaine Kaplan and Max Yamson were re-elected to a second three-year term. Members remaining on the board are Stephen Goldberg, Steve Holman, Daniel Kerbel, Danny Lipson, Leslie Miller, Daniel Phillips, Pam Sacherman, Scott Slovin and Sarita Zilch. John Youkilis and Gary Smith rotated off the board. Youkilis and Smith were both given special recognition for their time as board members. “My heart will always be with JFS,” Smith said. Youkilis agreed and added that he supports the agency because “Jewish Family Service always deals with reality on the ground.” Many awards were presented during the evening. » The Miriam Dettelbach Award was presented to Larry Juran and Danny Lipson. This award is given in honor of the first executive director of Jewish Family Service as recognition of exceptional volunteer

New Jewish Family Service President Mark Miller of Forest Park with his wife, Robin. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Angie Bowling (Brookville, Ind.), Erin McNew (Blue Ash), Beth Schwartz (Kenwood) and Sue Warm (Amberley Village) were honored for 15 years with Jewish Family Service's executive board. THANKS TO SHERRY

The Miriam Dettelbach Award was presented to Danny Lipson of Mount Lookout, left, and Larry Juran of Hyde Park. This award is given in honor of the first executive director of Jewish Family Service as recognition of exceptional volunteer service to the agency. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

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Edie Dine (Symmes Township), Ruth Moeddel (Springfield Township), Fran Gafvert (Pleasant Ridge) and Dora Baehner (White Oak) were recognized as 10-year staff members at the Jewish Family Service annual meeting. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

New Jewish Family Service board members Alyce Ellison (Amberley Village), Tom Smith (Mason), Joni Burton (Mason) and Michael Sutter (Symmes Township). THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Beth Schwartz (Kenwood), John Youkilis (Amberley Village), Gary Smith (Symmes Township) and Mark Miller (Forest Park) at the Jewish Family Service annual meeting. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Scott Slovin, right, representing Friends of Bigs & Littles, presented 15-year-old Tianna Woodford of Roselawn with a $1,000 check as the recipient of the Betty R. Goldberg Community Service Award. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

service to the agency. Both board members were instrumental in turning the Barbash Family Vital Support Center from a dream into a reality. » On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, its CEO Shep Englander accepted a plaque recognizing its support of Jewish Family Service over the past 70 years. » Scott Slovin, representing Friends of Bigs & Littles, presented 15-year-old Tianna Woodford with a $1,000 check as the recipient of the Betty R. Goldberg Community Service Award. This award was established in honor of the long-time Executive Director of Big

Brothers Big Sisters Association and recognizes a Little who helps others by performing good deeds and acts of kindness. Woodford, who attends Purcell Marian, received the award for her involvement in various community service activities. » Awards were also presented to Jewish Family Service staff recognizing years they have been with the agency. Angie Bowling, Erin McNew and Sue Warm received a five-year Staff Longevity Award. Dora Baehner, Edie Dine, Fran Gafvert and Ruth Moeddel were recipients of the 10-year award. In her executive director re-

Dennis Mitman (Symmes Township)views one of the displays at the Jewish Family Service annual meeting. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

port Beth Schwartz said, “I am proud of Jewish Family Service’s ability to step it up to serve the 4,707 individual lives in 2012. This has been a tremendous increase in the number of people who are helped by this agency. With the staff as the backbone of the services we provide, and the Board’s support and direction, we can continue to grow into our vision of the agency we wish to become.” She took a moment from the public meeting to speak directly to the JFS staff, urging them to dream big and to believe in their ability to truly change the lives of the people that they serve and to strengthen our

community with an even deeper impact. She implored staff, board members and community members to partner with Jewish Family Service on this transformative journey saying, “We can’t do it alone. So let’s do it together as a community and show everyone how We Give A…” The meeting closed with all attendees given a marker and a paper frame with the “I GIVE A…too!” tagline. They were asked to draw themselves into the Jewish Family Service story and to become a part of the agency’s vision. The drawings will be hung on a display in the lobby of the Mayerson JCC.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 8

Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet frozen pops, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. 683-0150; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Consisting of three recently acquired collections of paintings by Cincinnati’s most noted 19th and 20th Century artists: Frank Duveneck, Herman and Bessie Wessel, John E. Weis, T.C. Lindsay, L. Meakin and special exhibition of paintings by Moshe Rosenthalis. Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Happy Hours Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 7-9 p.m. Music by Pete Wagner Band., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; blueashevents.com/ concert-series.php. Blue Ash.

Benefits Needs-n-Dreams Kick-Off Bash and Networking Event, 6-9 p.m., The Club at Harper’s Point, 8675 E. Kemper Road, Network and celebrate launch of foundation dedicated to helping underprivileged children and teens. Wine, appetizers, silent auction and more. For ages 17 and up. Benefits Needs-n-Dreams Foundation. Free. Registration required. 620-4633; www.needsndreams.org. Symmes Township.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 Art & Craft Classes

Business Seminars Twitter: Your Small Business PR Platform, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn basics for setting up and managing your Twitter account; rules to following and getting followed; how, what and when to tweet and using hashtags and other techniques for successful tweets. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802. Blue Ash.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Unique handsoff bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. Presented by Zumba with Ashley. 9177475. Blue Ash.

Happy Hours Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, 12191 Montgomery Road, $2 domestic pints and half-price appetizers. Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

Health / Wellness Joint Screening, 5-7 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary joint screening. Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs covered. Free. Reservations required. 527-4000. Fairfax.

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

On Stage - Comedy Stewart Huff, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled yellow brick road. Outdoor amphitheater, bring seating. $8. Through Aug. 17. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the

Tackle Trade Days is coming to Lake Isabella from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. Purchase new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more in a flea-market style setting. The event is free. A vehicle permit is required. Call 791-1663, or visit www.greatparks.org. THANKS TO JIM RAHTZ Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. Through Sept. 26. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; www.coda.org. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Cooking Classes Quick Fresh Mediterranean with Diane Phillips, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Mediterranean variety and flavor. $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m. Kevin Fox., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Strength movements to build lean muscle, cardio bursts to keep your heart racing, personal training direction and supervision to lead you to fitness goals. Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Happy Hours Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township. Ricky Nye, 7-10 p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., 583-1725; www.facebook.com/JuliansDeliandSpirits. Loveland.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-11 p.m. Music by My Sister Sarah., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Free. 745-8550; blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy

SATURDAY, AUG. 10 Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Business Seminars So You Want To Start Your Own Business, 8:30 a.m. to noon, CMC Office Center Blue Ash, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Seminar to provide you with basics to start your own business, including how to find resources to evaluate your business idea and bring it to reality. Ages 21 and up. $10, $5 advance. Through Dec. 14. 684-2812; scoreworks.org. Blue Ash.

Clubs & Organizations Community Resilience in Action: Summer Transition Initiative, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Groups taking local action to increase community resilience in response to global challenges. Working groups meeting around local food, renewable energy/green building and interpersonal relationships/communication. Free. 683-2340; http://bit.ly/187CJTj. Loveland.

Education How an Idea Becomes a Book: Exploring the World of Book Publishing, 10 a.m. to noon, Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Collaborative workshop on book publishing with Kelsey Swindler of Orange Frazer Press. Workshop will hone in on many paths to book publication and will be open to input, questions and personal experiences. Free. Registration required. 272-1171; www.womenwriting.org. Silverton.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

Happy Hours

Stewart Huff, 8-10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

On Stage - Theater

On Stage - Comedy

The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Stewart Huff, 8-10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com.

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On Stage - Theater The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Recreation Madisonville Cup Soap Box Derby, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bramble Park, Bramble and Homer avenues, Youth gravityracing event. Ages 7-17 build cars and race downhill powered only by gravity at speeds reaching up to 30 miles-per-hour. Rental cars available to try. $35. Registration required. 885-1373; www.cincysbd.com. Fairfax.

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Purchase new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more in a fleamarket style setting. Free, vehicle permit required. 7911663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 Auditions I Remember Mama, 2-6 p.m. Callbacks 6/13 if necessary., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a complete theatrical resume and identifying photograph. Be prepared to list scheduling conflicts. Free. 683-6599; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

Happy Hours Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Stewart Huff, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m. “Romeo and Juliet.”, McDonald Commons, 7351 Dawson Road, Shakespeare classic. Coolers, picnics, bottle of wine, blankets and chairs welcome. City provides chairs for performance. Free. 561-7228; www.cincyshakes.com. Madeira. Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet, 7 p.m., McDonald Commons, 7351 Dawson Road, Free. No phone; www.cincyshakes.com. Madeira.

MONDAY, AUG. 12 Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free.

Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Exercise Classes

I Remember Mama, 6-10 p.m. Callbacks 6/13 if necessary., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, Free. 683-6599; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. Through Aug. 28. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

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Films

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m. “Shark Tale.” Rated PG., Mariemont Theatre, Free. 272-0222; www.mariemonttheatre.com. Mariemont.

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Happy Hours

Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m. “Shark Tale.” Rated PG., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, All seats are first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 9:45 a.m. Free. 272-0222; www.mariemonttheatre.com. Mariemont.

Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Auditions

Happy Hours Happy Hour, 2-6 p.m., Toot’s Restaurant, Free. 697-9100. Loveland.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 Art Exhibits Three Important Art Collections, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7719, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Auditions Annie Jr., 1-5 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com for more information. Free. Reservations required. 569-8080 x22; www.thechildrenstheatre.com. Kenwood.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 4-5 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; www.e-mercy.com. Loveland. Muscle-Tendon-Ligament Screening, 6-7 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Complimentary screening. Sports medicine doctor shows how these issues are evaluated using ultrasound. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 527-4000. Fairfax.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Music - Blues Open Jam with Nick Giese and Friends, 8-11:30 p.m., HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Bring instrument. Amps, drums and PA provided. Free. 793-6036. Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 84-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.


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AUGUST 8, 2013 • INDIAN HILL JOURNAL • B3

Garden harvest makes for good baked breads I can tell what’s going on, food wise, from my readers simply by the requests sent in. This week zucchini and cucumbers dominated. Apparently everybody’s zucchini is producing nonstop, just like mine. I like Rita the fact Heikenfeld that our RITA’S KITCHEN Community Press family wants to find ways to use this summer veggie. Most of the requests were for zucchini bread recipes. Zucchini bread freezes well and is pretty easy to make. And the variations are endless, like the two recipes I’m sharing today. Both are in my Recipe Hall of Fame. Requests for cucumber recipes were slightly behind the zucchini inquiries. I always think of my German mother-inlaw, Clara, when I make my version of her marinated cucumbers with fresh dill from my garden.

Classic marinated cucumbers/aka German cucumbers with vinegar and sugar

Feel free to add sliced onions when adding dressing, like Clara did.

2 large or several small cucumbers (1-1⁄2 pounds) sliced thin 1 tablespoon salt

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⁄2 cup vinegar - cider or clear (I like cider) 3 tablespoons sugar or to taste Pepper to taste Generous palmful fresh dill, chopped (to taste)

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Put cucumbers in colander and sprinkle with salt. Let sit 20 minutes, stirring now and then. Drain and pat dry. Pour dressing over. Stir and put in frig to chill a couple of hours or over-

zucchini. You can blanch several batches in the same water; just add more water if necessary. Cool immediately after blanching in ice water, drain very well, and pack in freezer containers or freezer baggies. (One reader likes to lay the slices in a single layer and freeze hard, uncovered, and then pack into baggies). Smoosh out all air to prevent freezer burn. Do with a straw and just suck out air or lay bag flat, smoosh out air with your hands, and freeze. Frozen zucchini should be thawed slightly, not all the way, before using in cooked dishes. Cucumbers and dill make for an excellent marinated salad.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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Chocolate zucchini bread/cake

It’s a cross between a bread and a cake, so you decide what you want to call it. Try milk chocolate chips for a milder flavor.

1 -1⁄2 cups shredded packed zucchini 1 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 ⁄2 cup canola oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 5 loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well blended and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chips. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool 10 minutes,

then remove and finish cooling.

Butterscotch zucchini bread

Don’t take it out of the oven too soon. I baked one pan 50 minutes – it looked great coming out of the oven, but it sunk in the middle when it cooled – a sure indication of underbaking.

3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups sugar 2 cups grated zucchini (squeeze moisture out before measuring) 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ginger 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄2 cup rolled oats 1 package (3.4-ounce size) instant butterscotch pudding mix 1 cup nuts, raisins or other dried fruit

Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together well. Add zucchini. Then mix the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients together and then add to the egg mixture, blending well. Pour into 2 greased, floured, wax paper lined pans. Bake 1 hour at 350oF degrees or until toothpick inserted

in center comes out clean. Lemon frosting Mix and spread on bread after it cools:

Slices: Cut into slices, ⁄4 to 1⁄2 inches thick. Blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes. You’ll want the water boiling and enough to cover the

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2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 tablespoons butter, softened

Check out my blog for more zucchini bread recipes and how to freeze zucchini recipes. Readers want to know: How do you freeze zucchini? Shredded: I don’t peel mine, though colleague and professional baker and canner Cheryl Bullis does. I don’t blanch but do pack mine in a little more than 2 cup measures, since when you thaw it, you’ll lose volume as liquid drains out.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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5K race to help fight hunger

Hoping to raise money to fill the empty shelves behind them at Inter Parish Ministry during this year’s Stomp Out Hunger 5K on Saturday, Aug. 17, are McKinnon Pennell, of Mariemont; Grant Ramey, of Terrace Park; and Courtney Johnson, of Anderson Township.PROVIDED

Three area students are getting ready to fight hunger as they prepare for the fourth annual Stomp Out Hunger 5K Run Walk in Indian Hill on Saturday, Aug. 17. Grant Ramey, McKinnon Pennell and Courtney Johnson, members of Armstrong Chapel’s Vertical Impact Youth Group, are leading a team for this year’s family friendly fun run/walk that will begin and end at Armstrong Chapel in Indian Hill. Their focus is to raise awareness and funds to help those in need who visit Inter Parish Minis-

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volved because he saw the positive difference IPM has made in the lives of the people they serve. “We’d love to raise enough money so that the pantry could fill their shelves for the coming months.” That difference is in feeding the people served by Inter Parish Ministry at their two Choice Food Pantries in Newtown and Batavia. Last year the pantry served more than 4,300 families. But right now the pantry shelves are low on food and feeding families to make a difference in their lives is challenging. This year’s race will feature fun, food and prizes. The team has arranged to have Chick-fil-A, Brueggers Bagels and Green B.E.A.N. Delivery provide food for the runners at the end of the race. Door prizes include two VIP tickets to see Luke

Bryan at Riverbend Music Center. Courtney Johnson, of Anderson Township, is excited about the fun and prizes being offered to help the cause to fight hunger. “We really want to make STOMP a family friendly and fun race. We even are encouraging people to run or walk with their children and their dogs.” said Johnson. Pre-registration costs, before Aug. 15 for the Stomp Out Hunger 5K are $15 for race only and $25 for race and T-shirt. Race day costs are $20 for the race and $30 for race and T-shirt. Registration on race day, Aug. 17, begins at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration for Stomp Out Hunger can be made online at www.registrationspot.com.

RELIGION Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525; lovelandpresbyterian@gmail.com; http://bit.ly/10Kt65D.

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. High school students lead to Sunday school after the praise band’s opening set. A professionally-staffed nursery is available for children under the age of 2. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also

offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738; www.lovelandumc.org.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Summer worship schedule is 5 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. There is no summer Sunday School. The will be a Rookie Ringer “Chill Out" on Saturday Aug. 17. First, there will be a workshop from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for high school age and older to have a successful introduction to the wonderful world of handbells and hand chimes. No experience or music skills are needed. The workshop will be followed with an ice cream social at 11:30 a.m. The next Zoe drum circle will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Parish Life Center. It is hand drumming, no skills needed, and beginners are welcome. Please bring drums or there will be some available. The event is open to people of all ages, abilities and challenges. Back to School Fair will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Parish Life Center. The Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) and the Loveland Initiative join together to provide area children with filled back packs, sweatshirts, shoe coupons, and more. Donation of new backpacks and school supplies for grades PK-12 are being accepted now in a donation box in the from entry way of the church. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, Call 6834244.


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Grant writer among top 5 in nation The grant writer for Stepping Stones is one of five top grant writers in the country to be recognized in a national competition sponsored by The Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation, an on-line grant writing resource organization. Peggy Kreimer, communications/grants director for Stepping Stones in Indian Hill and Batavia, received an honorable mention in the contest that judged grants written in 2012. The contest awarded two grand prizes and three honorable mentions. Grant writers from more than 30 or-

ganizations across the country competed. Kreimer, of Montgomery, is a Kreimer former reporter for the Cincinnati Post and Kentucky Post who joined Stepping Stones in 2008 as communications/grants director. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving children and adults with disabilities since 1963. “As a reporter I covered social services and knew Stepping Stones was an innovative agen-

cy that met needs other programs weren’t meeting,” said Kreimer. “That’s why I joined Stepping Stones. I knew we had a story worth telling and worth funding.” Her winning grant request won funding for Stepping Stones’ new Sensory Needs Respite and Support program, which provides ongoing overnight respites for children with severe sensory needs and extreme behaviors. Kreimer also wrote the grant requests that won the Humana Communities Benefit $100,000 award in 2009 and the $112,000 Impact 100 award in 2011.

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Meet Ohio gubernatorial candidate Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald will be visiting Blue Ash at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. This free event will be a meet-andgreet, and will be at 4280 Glendale-Milford Road, in the office of SmarTravel. Bobbie Kalman, a leader of Organizing for America 2012 Team Blue Ash and a key organizer of this event, said, “The community will have a unique opportunity to meet Mr. FitzGerald directly and learn about his positions on issues of importance to Ohioans. It’s an honor to have Mr. FitzGerald visit us to hear our concerns about economic, educational and social issues.” FitzGerald has been a lifelong public servant. Trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, he

took an oath to serve the public and put people first, a commitment that has shaped FitzGerald his adult life. As an FBI agent, he was assigned to the Organized Crime Task Force in Chicago, working to hold corrupt politicians accountable. Following his FBI service, FitzGerald returned to Ohio, serving as an assistant county prosecutor and eventually mayor of Lakewood, a town in northern Ohio. As mayor, he shrunk the size of government and made it more efficient, while still bringing major investments in public safety and job creation. Under his

leadership, Lakewood was recognized as being one of the best places in Ohio to raise a family. FitzGerald, an attorney, is Cuyahoga County executive, having been elected by the people of Cuyahoga County to lead its newly created form of county government. In this capacity, he has implemented some of Ohio’s toughest ethics laws and significantly reduced the size of the government. With the millions saved by his reforms, he made investments in job creation, expanded preschool enrollment, and is establishing the largest college savings account program in the United States to foster a culture of college attendance in Ohio. The Aug. 10 event is open to public.

POLICE REPORTS INDIAN HILL

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Arrests/citations Trey L Conlon, 26, 3121 Celeron, seat belt required, July 14.

Incidents/investigations Fraud Male reported an attempted fraud over phone at 8240 Brill Road, July 8.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Indian Hill Rangers, Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000

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Indian Hill grad finishes year with AmeriCorps Indian Hill High School graduate William Sloneker will soon complete a year of full-time service as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible Milwaukee, a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students earn college. He is responsible for communicating with College Possible students as they transition from high school to college and through their degree completion. Sloneker helps college students secure financial aid and connect with resources on campus, as well as navigate the day-to-day challenges of being a college student. Sloneker attended Indian Hill High School and graduated from Boston

College in 2012 with a degree in political science. In college, Sloneker was a member of 4Boston Volunteers and gave his time to organizations around the Boston area. The success of the College Possible program and giving a year of his life to serve as an AmeriCorps member drew him to the organization. “Working with college students as well as high school students throughout the year has been the best part of my role,” said Sloneker. “I had the opportunity to assist in the recruitment of the future College Possible class and I’m looking forward to seeing what they accomplish in the program.” “Will’s dedication and

professionalism show through in all of his work,” said Kelly Schaer, program manager at College Possible Milwaukee. “His sense of humor and persistence has helped him stay connected with his students and made him a leader among our AmeriCorps members.” At the end of his term of service, Sloneker hopes to pursue work in the nonprofit community on the East Coast.

ANIMALS/ NATURE

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www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at wwrc@greatparks.org.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions.Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the health fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email ray.meyer@heart.org. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Cancer Free Kids – is looking for kids who need service hours to do an “Athletes For Alex” used sports equipment drive in their neighborhood or at your sporting event, and fight childhood cancer. Visit Cancerfreekids.org and click on Athletes for Alex.

With something as big as cancer care why wouldn’t you make your own choice? OHC treats every form of adult cancer or blood disorder. We offer access to more leading-edge clinical research trials than any other community practice in the tri-state area. With more than 60 physicians and advanced practice providers, OHC delivers innovative, compassionate care close to home at 17 convenient neighborhood locations. Make the best choice for your cancer or blood disorder care. Choose OHC.

To learn more about the OHC choice, visit ohcare.com or call (513) 751-CARE.

REAL ESTATE INDIAN HILL

7440 Algonquin Drive: Christophers Financial Inc. to Hoffman, Michael J. & Tracey J.; $1,518,263. Beaufort Hunt Lane: Hannibal Development Co. to Verma, Anil & Mandeep; $485,000. 8050 Kroger Farm Road: Baxter,

Pete Bigelow of Indian Hill and his sister-in-law Amy Mees of Sycamore Township recently participated in the Muncie half Ironman. After swimming 1.2 miles, biking 58 miles, and running 13.1 miles for a total of 70.3 miles, they finished with the exact same time of 5:58:27. THANKS

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. email www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 8536866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit

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