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Collaborative to improve service By Amanda Hopkins

Book examines ‘Rhythms of Life’

The third time’s the charm for Blue Ash resident Waqi Munim, whose third book was released online at the end of April. While Munim has written three books, only “Rhythms of Life” has been published. Munim described “Rhythms of Life” as a motivational selfhelp book narrated like a novel. He said it follows five fictitious moral stories under the umbrella of a bigger story. The stories were inspired by different experiences Munim has had, he said. For example, he got ideas while on vacation and from a conversation with a cab driver. FULL STORY, B1

Loveland to celebrate July 4

It may seem like Valentine’s Day would be the most celebrated holiday in Loveland, but the city certainly does not overlook Independence Day. “It’s the most important patriotic holiday we have,” said City Manager Tom Carroll. “Fourth of July is the most boisterous celebration we have.” Linda Sporing-Lay has been involved in planning Loveland’s Fourth of July celebration for years. She said the group starts planning in February. FULL STORY, A2

After almost two years of planning, four local fire departments have announced the newest initiative to provide better quality service to the communities. The Northeast Fire Collaborative includes the L o v e l a n d S y m m e s , Sycamore Township, Sharonville and Blue Ash fire departments, which will join resources to reduce response Huber time. “We’re working on trying to standardize policy and improve ... safety and response,” said Loveland Symmes Fire Department Chief Otto Huber. “We hope to set a foundation for a fire service working collaborative.” The collaborative lays the groundwork for “visions and values” to be shared by all of the involved departments. Huber said that the plan can help create safer fire ground operations with more firefighters responding, help pool resources to save money for all 11 fire stations and create opportunities for firefighters from all departments to train together. Sharonville Fire Chief Ralph


Four local fire departments are joining forces in the Northeast Fire Collaborative, a joint effort to enhance fire protection and save money in the Loveland Symmes, Blue Ash, Sycamore Township and Sharonville Fire Departments by sharing resources. From left, Bruck Hawk (Loveland Symmes), Ann Burrell (Blue Ash), Wes Dendler (Loveland Symmes), Brad Niehaus (Blue Ash), Josh Galvin (Sycamore Township), Jayson Robertson (Sharonville), Walter Cook (Sycamore Township), John Eadicicco (Loveland Symmes), Mike Morrison (Sharonville) and Jeff Vaughn (Sharonville). Hammonds said the collaborative makes sense fiscally, and for the safety of firefighters. “We’re not a volunteer organization anymore,” Hammonds said. “If we were a volunteer department, we’d get two dozen firefighters on the scene. “Now, we have to staff a dozen, around the clock. We can’t afford to staff all the time for the big events that we have.” It can also improve response times by having the closest station respond to an emergency call. “It’s a matter of being responsible,” said Huber. Hammonds said the collaborative provides the ability to provide

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achieve the savings of a fire district and increase services,” he said. “These types of partnerships will probably become more common in the future.” The collaborative is open to including other communities’ departments that share the same vision, but Huber said that additions would have to make sense both by enhancing the work of the fire departments and staying costeffective. The collaborative is in talks with Montgomery and MadeiraIndian Hill Fire Departments about joining the group. – Reporter Kelly McBride Reddy contributed to this story.

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the proper amount of resources to fight house fires, and allows the group to buy items as a group, in bulk, which saves money. “For Sharonville, it helps provide better services for the most reasonable cost,” Hammonds said. “It’s that way for all the communities. “It provides all the benefits of a fire district, without the politics and losing each department’s identity.” Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt said fire services are getting increasingly harder to provide, due to added cost and changing regulations. “We need to look for ways to






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July 4 celebration shows Loveland’s patriotic side By Caitlin Varley

It may seem like Valentine’s Day would be the most celebrated holiday in Loveland, but the city certainly does not overlook Independence Day. “It’s the most important patriotic holiday we have,” said City Manager Tom Carroll. “Fourth of July is the most boisterous celebration we have.” Linda Sporing-Lay has been involved in planning Loveland’s Fourth of July celebration for years. She said the group starts planning in February. “Right now it’s so simple because we’ve been doing it for years,” Sporing-Lay said. “It’s on autopilot now.” One of the city’s big

events is the parade, which is open to anyone. Sporing-Lay said people can sign up or just show up to participate. Participants do not have to be from Loveland, either. “They can be from anywhere,” Sporing-Lay said. “We welcome all.” The parade includes small floats, walkers and people riding in cars. Sporing-Lay said politicians, Shriners, schools, businesses and church groups all participate in the parade, which is taped by ICRCTV and shown on cable. The Loveland Stage Company also participates in the parade. Pat Furterer said she has been in the parade for about 20 years. “I’m a very patriotic lady,” Furterer said. She has emceed the

event, marched with the Loveland Stage Company in costume and ridden in a convertible while tossing candy. Her plans for this year include a red T-shirt with fireworks on it and her son’s convertible. The 2002 Valentine Lady said she likes to wear red and loves the parade. “I think it’s just ‘Americana’ at its best,” Furterer said. “Loveland is just such a neat town. The people are great.” Furterer added that the crowd gets better every year. “It’s neat to go along and see the kids waving their flags,” Furterer said. Sporing-Lay said they guess that about 3,000 to 4,000 people come to the event, which gets busier each year.

Loveland also hosts a patriotic bike and stroller contest for kids. The kids decorate their bikes to win first, second or third places. “There are so many that are so incredibly creative,” Sporing-Lay said. The small floats also are judged for first, second and third places. After the parade, people can participate in the events at the park, including a water giveaway, games, blow up rides, face painting and a band, Sporing-Lay said. The events are free, thanks to volunteers and some city funding. Sporing-Lay said her favorite parts of the celebration include the parade, events in the park and the fireworks, admitting that she loves it all.

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Teens raise money for African school By Caitlin Varley

While most high school students don’t even fully support themselves, the student-run group “Unified for UNIFAT” is supporting the education of 120 African children. Connie Ring, teacher moderator for Unified for UNIFAT, said when three Moeller High School students saw “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” at a leadership conference, they decided to get involved with “Invisible Children” and screen the documentary at Moeller. An article in Moeller Magazine made its way to an alumnus who introduced the boys to Abitimo Rebecca Odongkara, founder of UNIFAT School in Uganda. By that time, Ring said there were 40 kids involved and the group had expanded to Mount Notre Dame and Sycamore high schools. “Immediately the kids named themselves Unified for UNIFAT,” Ring said. Now the group has 15 or 16 active chapters, while five more schools are trying to start chapters, Ring said. This includes public and private high schools around Cincinnati and a few universities. Ring estimated that hundreds or possibly even thousands of students are involved in the group, which now raises $50,000 per year. “These kids are constantly blowing me away,” Ring said. Ring said the group’s latest initiative was to hire four mentors for the students they support. “Now we have this group of high school students in the Cincinnati area who are the employers to these four adults in Uganda who are serving as mentors to the 120 students that these high school kids support,” Ring said. To support one child takes $300 per year, Ring said, and it covers their school tuition, lunch, uniform and a small amount of medical attention. Moeller sponsors 37 children while Sycamore sponsors 41, Ring said. “To have a chapter sponsor that many kids, you really have to have the whole school involved,” Ring said. “That’s what’s happening at


Sycamore High School junior Meghan Marth with an African student of UNIFAT School in Uganda last summer. Sycamore and Moeller.” Ring said other schools have chapters that are more like a club. These schools hold fundraisers and raise a few thousand dollars without involving the whole school. Sycamore junior Meghan Marth, founder and president of Sycamore’s chapter of Unified for UNIFAT, said each chapter is different. “All the different schools have different levels of involvement and different ways that their club is set up,” Marth said. Marth said they are going to have a Unified for UNIFAT Council next year, where the leaders from each school meet. While the schools hold their own fundraisers, they make sure to support each other’s events. “We’re all banded together for the same cause so there’s absolutely no competition among schools,” said Lisa Vanags, teacher moderator for Sycamore’s chapter. The schools also get together for citywide events, like January’s iDance competition. Marth said about 825 kids came to the event, which raised more than $4,400. “That’s by far been probably the most successful event that’s incorporated kids from different area schools,” Vanags said. Marth said the group also united to hold “Walk and Rock” in April. Sycamore holds many fundraisers on its own, like the “Give Back, Get Down Benefit Concert” May 15 at the Blue Ash Amphitheatre, where high school bands performed.


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Volunteers help community during ShareFest By Kellie Geist

Hundreds of volunteers from nine churches will be making the rounds around Milford and Miami Township to give a helping hand during ShareFest. ShareFest is a three-day event packed full of activities. Volunteers will work in teams to helps with more than 30 projects including landscaping around Milford schools and Sem Villa, cleaning up around the local police and fire departments, painting at the Milford city building and working oneon-one with seniors.

“This is a great opportunity to meet new people and combine efforts to serve the people in our community,” said Rebecca Buckalew, associate director of caring ministries at Faith Church and a member of the ShareFest Committee. “There are definitely going to be a lot of projects ... I’m amazed by what the volunteers are able to accomplish.” ShareFest Milford first took place in 2007 after a group of pastors from Faith Church attended a conference in Arkansas, where the ShareFest idea originated. “Our pastors realized that if our church closed its doors

in Milford, we would not be missed. We were not making an impact in our community and they wanted to change that,” said Sharon Siepel, associate director of communications for Faith Church. “The idea of ShareFest just resounded with them as something we could do because it’s not just about our church, it’s the church as whole ... wanting to show people that we can really make a difference in very practical ways.” ShareFest will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, and Friday, June 19, and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Saturday, while

volunteers are out and about, the churches also will sponsor a ShareFest Village from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Milford Junior High School. The village will be complete with free food, a free car wash, kid zone, yard sale, live music, a prayer tent, a hospitality tent and a blood drive. Anyone would like to get involved as a volunteer, make a donation, or would like to recommend a project for the ShareFest volunteers should do so online at or call Buckalew at 831-3770. Projects for individuals should focus on seniors, struggling


Jenine Lilly, of Loveland, as well as Hannah Newton, left, and Lauren Newton, center, both of Milford, help pull weeds at the Promont House during ShareFest 2009. ShareFest was held in Milford Thursday, June 18, through Saturday, June 20. During those three days, volunteers from nine local churches helped with projects across Milford and Miami Township. families or single moms. “If you’re thinking about getting involved, at least come Saturday and see what we’re all about,” Buckalew

said. “There will be all kinds of things going on, so just come down and get your feet wet to see if you want to help out next year.”

County prepares for 5 percent budget cut

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Clermont County is looking at big budget cuts for next year. County Administrator David Spinney said the county is projecting a 5 percent decline in revenue, equaling about $2.5 million, due to reduced money from the state and less income from sales tax, fees, investments and other sources. Because of that projection, all county departments funded by the general fund have been asked to incorporate a 5-percent budget cut into their 2010 tax budgets. Some of those departments include the sheriff’s office, the court system, treasurer, auditor, board of elections and commissioner’s office. “The current board policy is not to appropriate more

money for 2010 than we took in 2009,” Spinney said. “The board is not necessarily going to do a 5-percent cut across the board, but I anticipate there will be a 5-percent reduction in the general fund.” Along with the reduced budget proposals, departments also were asked to explain how those cuts would impact their operation and level of service to the community, Spinney said. “We wanted to have as much information as possible so when the (commissioners) do the appropriations they will have a better idea of how the cuts will impact each department,” Spinney said. Sukie Scheetz, director of Office of Management and Budget, said although these cuts would not go into effect until 2010 the county

wanted to get a head start on the big picture. “This will have a big impact on everyone, so we’ve asked the departments to start looking at the cuts ahead of time ... We’ll have to make cuts to live within the means, but we don’t know where those cuts will be yet,” Scheetz said. “This is the first look.” Spinney said while 5 percent is a significant decline in revenue, Clermont County is still doing financially better than many of its neighbors. Montgomery County has had to make two rounds of cuts this year and Hamilton County’s reductions are in the double digits, he said. The tax budget has to be adopted by the board by the first part of July, but Spinney expects the board to take action June 24.




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Handicap accessible swings a hit at Miami Township parks

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When Caren Wiegand wanted to take her 10-yearold son Kyle to the park, she used to have to drive far from her Miami Township home to find a playground with equipment he could use. Kyle has Cerebral Palsy and is in a wheelchair, making it difficult and often times impossible for him to enjoy a playground the way other children would. But since the installation of handicapped-accessible swings at four Miami Township parks, Kyle is able to swing next to his brothers. “He’s in a wheelchair, but now he can go out with his brothers and swing and have fun,” Wiegand said. “It allows all the kids to be able to go and have the same kind of interaction and activities other kids do.” The swings are at Miami Meadows Park, PaxtonRamsey Park, Riverview Park and Community Park and cost about $500 each, said Miami Township Community Relations Director Tim Pennington. They were purchased by the township after a resident voiced concerns about a lack of handicapped equipment at the parks. “I think it’s fantastic,”

Dinner, award honor extraordinary women

For the first time since the suffragist dinner and Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award were created, founder Sue Craig will be attending only in spirit. Craig, who won the 2008 Orpha Gatch Award, died of brain cancer last year. But even in her absence, the members of the Clermont County League of Women Voters will continue the tradition. “When Sue died, it was such a big loss to the community,” said former league president Cynthia Macke. “She was a phenomenal woman ... But even without Sue being right here and without Orpha, the spirit of the award will continue.” “We want to recognize women who are doing something just above and beyond to make our community a better place and that will always be important,” Macke added. The Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award is named after Orpha Gatch, an active suffragette who voted in the election of 1920 for Warren Harding. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provided women with the right to vote, was ratified on August 26, 1920. Orpha grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and pursued a teaching career after graduating from Smith College. She volunteered for service in the American Red Cross during World War I and was sent to France in 1918. While in Bourge, she met John N. Gatch of Terrace Park, who was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the infantry. They married in early 1919 in St. Nazaire, France, and then moved to Terrace Park.


Gatch was the first woman elected to the Milford School Board in 1920 and she was the president of the PTA in the 1930s. In 1927 Gatch and her husband moved to Garfield Avenue in Milford where they raised seven children. In 1958, Gatch helped create the Clermont County League of Women Voters and, at age 78, Gatch marched in the 1970 Frontier Days Parade in Milford dressed as a suffragette carrying a sign “Fifty Years of a Good Idea.” “Orpha was a little, charming woman with a wonderful smile,” said Cathy Gatch, Orpha’s granddaughter and owner of Milford Pottery. “She stayed engaged all the time and always welcomed anyone who came through the door.” “I’m glad to see that the spirit is still out there .. Those are the people who

usually wind up making things better,” she added. Cathy Gatch helps present the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award every year and she makes personalized, handmade stoneware plates for the award nominees and winners. Nominations for the annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award will be taken through June 19. Nominees must live in Clermont County and the activities for which the nominee is being recognized must be volunteer. Nominees should symbolize the energy, optimism and trust of the early suffragists. “We want to honor women who do extraordinary things to help people in our community,” league President Yvette Duguay. The dinner and award presentation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Receptions, Eastgate.


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Walter Wiegand pushes sons Kyle, left, and Josef, right, on the swings at Miami Township’s Paxton-Ramsey Park. The brothers are able to play together thanks to the installation of handicapped swings for children like Kyle.


s l o g a n : ‘There’s more in Schuler Sycamore.’ He was a great guy and will be missed,” said Dick Kent, Sycamore Township trustee and close friend for 40 years. “Bob’s pasta parties became a spring tradition among the party faithful and, true to his conservatism, Bob never asked for more than about $25 at this annual fundraising event,” said Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Republican chairman. Former Congressman Rob Portman called Schuler “the nicest guy in politics.” The Ohio Senate GOP Caucus will choose a replacement to finish his current term ending next year. Ineligible to run for reelection because of term limits, state Rep. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), and former state representatives Michele Schneider and Tom Brinkman are expected to compete for his 7th District seat that includes eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. Schuler is survived by his wife, Shelagh, two children and five grandchildren. Schuler was buried June 23 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

modate it, we’re going to. We’re truly trying to make the parks have something for everyone.” The full-body swings are designed for children with movement-limiting disabilities and can hold a child up to 125 pounds, Pennington said. Wiegand said the swings will make life easier on her son and allow them to go to the park more often. “It’s hard if there’s nothing for him to do and he’s frustrated,” she said. “It’s really nice and I’m so glad Miami Township reached out and made this happen.”

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Ohio Sen. Robert Schuler (R-7th District), a Sycamore Township resident in state and local government for more than 25 years, died June 19 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 66. Known as a quiet but effective legislator by colleagues, Schuler was serving his second term in the Ohio Senate. Schuler, chairman of the Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee in the last General Assembly, was a key architect of Ohio’s new energy policy signed into law last year by Gov. Ted Strickland. “It is difficult to find words to express the tremendous sense of loss I feel personally and for the entire Senate. Bob was a dear friend, a true public servant and a very good man,” said Senate President Bill Harris in a statement. Before being elected to the State Senate in 2003, Schuler served in the Ohio House from 1993 to 2000. He also served as Sycamore Township trustee from 1988 to 1992 and Deer Park City Council member from 1978 to 1985. “He did a lot for the town. He came up with the

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‘I hope everyone achieves all their dreams, goals’ Jenny Klein, salutatorian of Loveland High School’s class of 2009, gave this speech at graduation May 30 at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Klein, the daughter of Walter and Catherine Klein of Miami Township, plans to study biology at the University of Vermont. “Good morning, I’m Jenny Klein and I’m honored to be the salutatorian of the class of 2009. I never imagined six years ago,

when I moved to Loveland, that I’d be standing here on graduation day making a speech. “I moved to Loveland from Connecticut in the middle of seventh-grade and really didn’t want to change schools. I was scared of how different everything would be and was afraid I wouldn’t make any new friends. “Looking back now, moving into Loveland schools was probably one of the best things that

ever happened to me. I’ve made so many friends, close friends, and have had more fun than I would have thought possible when told I was moving. Now that the time has come to leave Loveland, I am sad to have to say goodbye to everyone. “I’m sure that everyone here feels the same way, but at the same time is looking forward to going to college. Everybody already knows this and is going to be told it many,

many times today by friends and relatives, but I’ll say it too – college is going to be new and exciting! There will be new friends, new sport teams, new clubs, new classes consisting for the most part of subjects we actually want to study and much more. Take advantage of all the new opportunities college has to offer, from studying abroad to co-ops with different companies. “Have fun learning and exploring, but don’t forget all the friends

you’ve made here. We’ve had a pretty good run here at the high school. Now we’re graduating and have the chance to show people around the country just how awesome we are. “I’ve enjoyed knowing all of you and working with you in class for the past few years. I hope everyone achieves all their dreams and goals they have for their lives. Congratulations on surviving high school and good luck!”

SCHOOL NOTES Dickert honored

Mount Notre Dame High School recently recognized Mary Beth Dickert, daughter of Tom and Mary Dickert of Loveland, with The St. Julie Billiart Christian Leadership Award, the highest non-academic tribute given to a graduating senior. The award, named in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, acknowledges a student who promotes parish involvement, contributes to the spiritual growth of the school community and whose personal integrity reflects the values of Jesus. While at MND, Dickert was involved in several extracurriculars, including Parish Council, Leadership Council, Big Sis/Little Sis and Respect Life Club (president). Outside of school, Dickert was a religious education teacher, church cantor and lector and a member of the Youth Ministry Advisory Board at her parish. The award was presented by Emily Van Atta, the youth minister at St. Gertrude’s in Madeira.


ICue Learning teacher Bob Guinan, left, and student Audrey Geisler, 14, of Symmes Township.

Learning center helps students at all levels After studying at iCue Learning in Loveland, a high school student increased her SAT score nearly 1,000 points. A first-grader now understands how to use numbers in everyday life after being so frustrated with arithmetic it made her cry. And with the help of iCue Learning, a college student passed a math class after failing it twice. ICue Learning, on LovelandMadeira Road, offers one-on-one tutoring, teaching and mentoring for students who are struggling in school and for those who are doing well, but want to do even better. Though the center is open year-round, iCue offers special sessions during the summer to help students stay sharp. Veteran teachers Linda Corbett and Marlene O’Brien, who own the center, love working with kids. “This is more than just a job for us,” said Corbett, a former school board member for Deer Park Community Schools. “It’s truly a calling.” ICue’s approach is to teach students how to learn so they can solve their learning problems on their own in school and throughout life. The atmosphere is fun. iCue teachers often play games with their students – especially the younger ones -- and the students don’t even realize they’re learning. One day, for instance, O’Brien used a fake telephone – two cups attached to each other by string – to encourage a five-year-old with language problems to talk to her. O’Brien also engages in role reversals, with the students acting as the teacher. “If they can explain it,” O’Brien said, “then they really understand it.” Stephanie Plageman, 18, of Loveland, who will be attending the College of Mount St. Joseph in the fall, improved her SAT score by hundreds of points after studying with Corbett several times a week.

John Cadwallader was one of 10 cadets in the Live Oaks JROTC that were honored on May 6 for their service and achievements. Cadwallader, who also attends Loveland High School and is in the E-Marketing pro-

Dean’s list

Katelyn Murren has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Villanova University. She is from Loveland.

Several Loveland residents have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Wittenberg University. They are Cameron Catalfu, Danielle Walerius, Abby Cengal, Lauren Cengal, Meredith Mock and William Sowder.

Tyler N. Scheid, Jessica M. Veite and Dillon M. Cross have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. The students are from Loveland.

ICue Learning co-owner and teacher Linda Corbett, left, and student Stephanie Plageman, 18, of Loveland, a 2009 graduate of Mt. Notre Dame High School.

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Michael Liggett of Loveland has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Vermont. He is a sophomore community and international development major at the university’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Rebecca Quinones has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College. She is from Loveland.

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Emma Sierra Clawson has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Anderson University. She is from Loveland.


ICue Learning co-owner and teacher Marlene O’Brien, left, and student Daniel Sigalov, 5, of Mason.

likes learning now, according to her mother, Lisa, a special education teacher in the Cincinnati Public Schools. “Never once has she told me she doesn’t want to go to tutoring,” Lisa Adair said. And Kim Geisler of Symmes Township enrolled her daughter, Audrey, 14, at iCue after visiting other learning centers. She concluded that other places have onesize-fits-all “canned curriculums.” Corbett and other iCue teachers give students personal attention. “She really, really wants to see the kids improve,” Geisler said about Corbett. “Their success seems to be her success as well.”

Seven Hills Upper School students Sarah Kloepper and Shannon Monnier, both of Loveland, received awards during the school’s recent year-end ceremonies. Kloepper received the Biology Award from the Science Department. Monnier was a recipient of the Seven Hills Personal Achievement Award.

Honor society

Loveland High School student David Peabody was recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Scarlet Oaks. He is in the Law Enforcement program at Scarlet Oaks.


Brian J. Frenzel, son of Charles and Kathleen Frenzel of Loveland and a student at McNicholas High School, was recently named the 2009 recipient of the Saint Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment of volunteerism and leadership through community service. Award recipients are U.S. high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization.


Nolan Hahn has been named to the 2009 winter term dean’s list at Hanover College. Hahn, a graduate of Loveland High School, is the son of Dale and Karen Hahn.


gram at Live Oaks, received the American Legion Academic Excellence Award.

Natalie C. Blizniak and Kathryn O. Price, both of Loveland, have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Northeastern University. Blizniak is majoring in graphic design. Price is majoring in liberal arts.

Brian Fischer, Emily Odioso and John Zelek have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All students are from Loveland.

Steve Barbian has been named to the 2009 spring quarter dean’s list at the RoseHulman Institute of Technology. He is from Loveland.

Michael T. Goehler and Justin Andrew Monnier, both of Loveland, have been named to the 2009 winter quarter dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Goehler is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree from the college’s School of Communication Arts. Monnier is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree from the college’s School of Film and Digital Media. • Jenna N. Griffiths has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Saint Francis University. She is from Loveland.


University of Kentucky senior Kristen R. Fulcher of Loveland received the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award at the University of Kentucky Honors and Recognition Awards program April 14. The daughter of Bob and Linda, Fulcher is majoring in integrated strategic communications.

Stefanie Rapp has received the Pearl M. Wright award from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH). She was selected from among 27 applicants to receive the $20,000 award, which recognizes a future teacher’s dedication to young learners. The award can be used for tuition and other college-related expenses as well as for housing and living expenses. Rapp is from Loveland.


Christopher Koopman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College May 23. A theological studies major, Koopman is the son of Thomas and Maribeth Koopman of Loveland. Prior to attending Hanover, he graduated from Elder High School. Koopman was also named to the 2009 winter term dean’s list at the college.

Jon Palmer has graduated from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Palmer, the son of Erika Monique Palmer of Symmes Township, received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Amanda Vargo and Rebecca Volk, both of Loveland, have graduated from Marquette University. Vargo received a Bachelor of Science degree in clinical laboratory science. Volk received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.

Kathleen Sellers of Loveland has graduated, cum laude, from Boston College. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and theology from the school’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Sean Michael Patterson of Loveland has graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sound design.

Honor’s list

Benjamin Matthew Chan has been named to the 2009 spring semester honor’s list at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is from Loveland.

Academic Merit List

Jessica Mann and Donna J. Ziegler have been named to the Wilmington College Academic Merit List for the 2009 spring semester. Both students are from Loveland.


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Draft a dream come true for Rosenbaum By Tony Meale

On June 10, 2009, huddling with his family by a computer, Danny Rosenbaum heard his name announced. “It was surreal,” he said. “My dad stood up and started clapping, and I hugged my family.” Rosenbaum – along with his father, Tom, his mother, Lori, and his sister, Alyson – had reason for the reaction; the 21year-old southpaw had just Rosenbaum been selected in the 22nd Round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. “Certainly it’s very exciting,” Tom said. “It’s an absolute thrill for our family.” Rosenbaum, a 2006 Loveland High School graduate, has signed a contract with the Nationals and will forgo his senior season at Xavier University. He is currently playing for the Nationals’ GulfCoast-League affiliate in Florida. “It’s unbelievable,” Rosenbaum said. “(Playing professionally has)

been my dream ever since I was little.” Rosenbaum started playing baseball when he was 4 years old and has found success at every step along the way. Initially a second baseman, he transitioned to the outfield before making his move to the mound as a freshman at Loveland. In his senior season for the Tigers, Rosenbaum went 50 with a 0.77 ERA and had 36 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched. After spending a year at Indiana University, Rosenbaum transferred to Xavier, where he led the team in strikeouts each of the last two seasons. “In high school, I thought he was capable of playing at a Division-I college,” Tom said. “And early on in his college career, there were signs that he was capable of playing professionally if he continued to develop.” He certainly has. “As I got older, I started throwing harder and maturing,” Rosenbaum said. “I grew up, and scouts started calling.” Rosenbaum attributed much of his development to Joe Renner, his pitching coach, and Dave Evans, the former Loveland baseball coach for whom the Tigers’ field is named.

“I owe (Renner) a lot of credit,” Rosenbaum said. “And Coach Evans had just as much of an effect on me. He taught me a lot.” Despite the wealth of knowledge he has accrued, Rosenbaum is far from complacent; he continues to work to become a better pitcher. He hopes to add velocity to his fastball, which already tops out in the low 90s, and would like to add a slider to his repertoire. “This is a great opportunity and beginning,” Tom said. “It’s what he’s dreamed of doing his entire life. (Our family is) very excited to see all of his hard work from T-ball on up pay off. He has a love and respect for the game.” He also has a love and respect for his education. As part of Rosenbaum’s contract, the Nationals have agreed to foot the bill for the rest of his undergraduate studies. A sports management major, Rosenbaum still has three semesters to complete to earn his degree. But for now, he is focused on improving his skills on the diamond in hope of one day pitching in the big leagues. “I’m just going to go out and do my job,” Rosenbaum said. “And hopefully get moved up.”


Loveland High School graduate Danny Rosenbaum was selected in the 22nd round of the MLB draft by the Washington Nationals. Seen pitching here for the Cincinnati Steam, Rosenbaum will forgo his senior season at Xavier University.

Joe Albers goes out on top By Mark Chalifoux


Perfect pitch

Loveland resident David Query, of the Cincinnati Stix 12-U National Team celebrates pitching a perfect game against the Butler County Bombers April 19 at River Shore Park in Hebron, Ky., with the aid of his teammates. Head Coach Doug Dockus enjoyed the event as a culmination of many hours of hard work and practice. A perfect game consists of no runs, no hits, and no walks. The final score was 11-0 and took five innings to play.

BRIEFLY LYBO to honor players

The Loveland Youth Baseball Organization (LYBO) is holding the “Play for ‘4’ All-Star Night” as a tribute to Cole Schlesner. The event will be at 7 p.m. on July 1 at Phillips Park on fields 1 and 2, as league and tournament champions from three different age groups (7-8, 9-10 and 11-12) will be

honored. There will also be two games played featuring four of the youth teams. The event will honor Schlesner, the 14 year old who was hit by a line drive in May and remains in Children’s Hospital recovering. Shirts will be sold at the event that read “Play for 4,” Schlesner’s jersey number.

Sharks force win

FCA Cincinnati Sharks “sidewinder pitcher” Sam Timmerman (34) of Loveland High School fires another strike aginst the Ohio Force. The Cincinnati Sharks bested the Ohio Force in a recent 15U Southwest Ohio League, National Division, Select Baseball game, 1-0. Timmerman notched the win and Matt Blankenship of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy secured the save to take the Sharks to 3-3 in divison play. The Sharks are coming off of last season’s 14-0, American Division Championship and have moved up to playing in the stronger and more competitive National Division of the SWOL this year. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/CONTRIBUTOR

Moeller High School graduate Joe Albers has picked up more than a few honors during his high school swimming career. The 10-time All-American (by event) capped his high school career by winning state titles in the 200 IM and in the 100 breaststroke. Albers added another honor to his resume when he was named one of six male finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award. Elder’s Orlando Scales won the award June 28. “It’s definitely a big honor for me,” he said. “I’m impressed I’m on a list with some of those other guys.” Albers holds three school records and was the 2009 GCL Swimmer of the Year. He will be swimming next year at Ohio State University. “He is really focused and all business in meets,” Moeller High School head swimming coach Jay Frentsos said. “He’s just a great competitor. I liken it to wanting to have the ball in his hands for the last shot; he was just that way.” Frentsos said he will always remember the time Albers swam in two consecutive events in a big meet. “When he was done he couldn’t get out of the pool for a few minutes. He was completely


Joe Albers of Moeller was one of six male finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award. exhausted but he always found a way to keep digging,” Frentsos said. Albers said he’s definitely excited about swimming for OSU next year. “It should be a good time,” he said. “I want to make the Big 10 team as a freshman and make the NCAAs as time goes on and then try to place in all of those.” Frentsos said Albers would be a very deserving MVP. “I think swimming is an underrated sport,” Frentsos said. “I think it’s the hardest to train and Ohio is one of the top four swimming states in the country. To win two events at state in Ohio is a

huge accomplishment. I think he’s very deserving.” Albers said the state meet was his favorite high school memory. “It was definitely exciting to win and I’m going to miss that meet. That was a great time just to be with the guys from the team,” he said. Frentsos said Albers was a great teammate and leader for the Crusaders. “He was a well-liked young man and very respectful. He was just an overall good athlete,” Frentsos said. “He did things the right way and respects the sport, his opponents and his teammates.”

SIDELINES Get hooked

Hooked on Fishing Summer Day Camp at the Lake Isabella Family Fishing Center teaches kids age 10 to 16 about the basics in fishing. Young anglers are welcome to join this week-long camp that takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17. The camp will cover angling skills, fish biology, life skills, conservation and fishing ethics with the kids. Cost is $150 per child and includes lunches, bait, boat rental, rod and reel, tackle box and a T-shirt. Space is limited and registration is required Online at or by calling Lake Isabella at 791-1663. Lake Isabella is located at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road in Symmes Township A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks.


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A truly amazing race

Kudos to the city of Loveland and the organizers and volunteers of Loveland’s Amazing Race for another challenging adventure that served once again to put downtown Loveland in the middle of all the action. This part-festival, part-contest

has become the annual highlight of my summer. We are fortunate to have such a landmark event to kick off each summer and to highlight so much of what is uniquely wonderful about the community of Loveland. I continue to be inspired by the sense of fun and whimsy, as well

What is your favorite 4th of July event? Why do you like it? “I cast my vote for the Red White & Blue Ash event. Over the years it has developed into the leading program for outstanding fire works and entertainment. With the well balanced physical and musical program throughout the summer, it is attracting people from the entire area.” FJB What do you think of Duke Energy’s plans to build a nuclear power plant Piketon? What concerns to you have if any? “I would whole heartily support the concept. History has shown this type of power widely used in France is safe, reasonable, dependable source of energy. My only question would be, wonder if they considered changing the Moscow plant originally built as a nuclear power plant, to nuclear? This makes sense when you know power needs are 24/7 and wind and solar are not.” FJB “Nuclear energy has always been a great source for clean energy, but my concern is the safe disposal of nuclear waste. A site must be agreed on prior to the building of the plant and how safe is it. Also it must be cheaper than coal energy or it’s not worth it.” N.P. “This plant is well overdue. Gas and electric can be just as deadly. Anything is only just as safe as the person operating/managing it.” M.E.N. “I support the utilization of nuclear energy – provided the plant is built safely, on time, and without cost overruns that are passed onto the consumer. We don’t want another Zimmer.” D. “What a great thing, just think if all the naysayers had not protested about the plant built years ago at Moscow we would have been enjoying cheaper electric and the other benefits all these years. Just wait, those same naysayers will be back in force again.

(and admirable!) mischievous streak, they do a truly “amazing” job of planning everything from start to finish. Organizing 300 or so volunteers and coordinating with the city to make it a reality is a commendable effort and a feather in the cap of the community.

I immediately signed up for next year’s race; I can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for us in 2010. Kyle Bush, captain of team “You Had Us at Amazing” Tidewater Drive Milford

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as the physical and mental demands inherent in the 20 challenge stations, which are different every year. Having participated in all four of the races so far, I can say with some authority that while the creative team of people behind the scenes seems to have a definite

Next question Three entertainment icons died last week. How will you remember Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. “I have a friend that has worked in nuclear electric plants for years and as he says there is no safer place to be.” L.S. “I think it’s a great idea and that it should reflect favorably on our rates. Security of a nuclear facility is always a concern but I think that has to be balanced against the cleanliness of the power.” B.N. “I say it is about time the U.S. built another nuclear reactor to generate energy for America. France generates about 80 percent of their energy from nuclear reactors. Duke will be working with a French company to build the Piketon reactor. Power generated by nuclear reactors is environmentally friendly. The nuclear fuel used in reactors does occur naturally and there are no GHG emissions from the reactor. Since Duke will be working with an experienced nuclear power company to build the plant, I have no concerns. To those who are afraid of nuclear power, I say they have watched too many Hollywood movies about nuclear accidents. For those who are concerned about nuclear energy, go to for answers on nuclear power questions.” M.S. “I think it is a great idea, it will create jobs and tax revenue from the very beginning of construction. The more resources we have for clean, carbon-free energy, the better. It was the site of the former U.S. nuclear weapons facility, so the area is already equipped and capable on the handling of uranium.” C.A.S.

Warm weather is immersing the Tristate, which means smog season is upon us! The Ohio- KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) asks that everyone do their share for cleaner air this summer to reduce smog and improve the region’s air quality. “Smog is dangerous because it is an environmental concern that can negatively affect a person’s health,” said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “That is why preventing and reducing smog pollution is important for everyone in the Tristate region.” Smog is especially harmful to children, the elderly, and those with respiratory problems. Smog is dangerous because it restricts the lungs from absorbing oxygen, which makes breathing very difficult. Inhaling this pollutant can cause short-term health problems such as shortness of breath, chest pains and wheezing. It can also cause more damaging long-term health problems such as chronic inflammation of lung tissue,

increased respiratory symptoms, heart attacks, lung disease and chronic bronchitis. Smog can also have a harmful and Katie Lauber lasting impact the environCommunity on ment including Press guest plants and trees. columnist Constant smog pollution can alter and seriously disturb environmental growth over time. Smog alerts are issued when there are high levels of pollution in the presence of sunlight, high temperatures and little cloud coverage. It is important to pay attention to local media outlets to find out when a smog alert has been issued; interested individuals can also call 1-800-621- SMOG and sign up to receive a smog alert notification when an alert is issued. Luckily, there are many simple

changes everyone can make to reduce smog and keep the air clean including: carpooling, walking or riding a bike short distances, refueling and using gasoline powered lawn equipment after 8 p.m., maintaining vehicles, conserving electricity, limiting car idling, and spreading the clean air message to friends, family and coworkers. Doing these things will have positive health effects and help improve the environment. These steps can also save money! “It doesn’t take much effort to change your daily habits and become a clean air advocate,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “Simply being conscious of your decisions and planning ahead can make a significant difference.” For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit or call 1-800-621-SMOG. By: Katie Lauber is the Clean Air program assistant for the OhioKentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

The crossroad to serfdom Our future and that of our children is at a crossroad. One road leads to financial and virtual slavery. As with many choices, the path we choose may not seem clear at first. It may even seem deceiving. The public must probe these roads carefully before making a choice. Those who choose the brightly lit path may not be aware of the cheese in the mouse trap or the hook holding the attractive worm. Such is the nature of easy choices and deceptive practices. As we stand at this crossroad, we should consider that after the dark night comes the dawn. Recessions are the natural method of rewarding efficiency and punishing waste. The recent government raid into the private sector will only prolong the economic distress by promoting waste. You can only fool the public for a little while. Consider for a moment that you are in financial distress. If you are given a handout, you will handle it carefully. You will only spend what you must have to survive. Few, if any jobs will be created. Hard times will linger. Now that the government has set aside the Constitution to insert itself into the management of banks, auto manufacturers and perhaps soon, the management of hos-

pitals and our health system, it is wise to take warning. Frederic Bastiat said, “It is impossible to introduce into society a greater Edward Levy change and a evil than Community greater this: the converPress guest sion of the law columnist into an instrument of plunder.” This is exactly what is happening. Secured creditors have been plundered for political gain. Ultimately taxes or inflation or both will be used to settle the potential future lawsuits. Taxation is the enemy of job creation and prosperity. When taxes are levied on businesses, they are added to the price. Eventually, even the poorest pay these taxes. Even worse, foreign businesses that operate in a more efficient economy will export their products here. Workers will lose their jobs. Trade barriers don’t fix this, they only encourage higher prices and retaliation. The losers are the working poor. Bernard Berenson said, “Governments last as long as the under

taxed can defend themselves against the overtaxed.” The reality is that the overtaxed protect their wealth by moving to lower tax areas. This leaves the poor with greater problems and the government with greater opposition. In the end, the government fails. With that failure comes the potential for massive civil disorder. Perhaps there is a lesson in this. Some of the political pundits have suggested that Congress be subjected to the same rules that they are imposing on business. When they run a huge deficit for two years, they should have their salaries reduced. When they run a deficit for three years, they should be expelled from office. I think a lottery system would be the best process. The percent expelled would match the percent of the most recent deficit. Being a lottery, both parties would be subject to losing seats. This would encourage, no, force bipartisanship for the good of the country. Thank you Friederich Hayek, who wrote “The Road To Serfdom.” Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 15. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 15. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 6. Call 946-4500.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 29. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 14. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, July 16. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, July 16. Call 683-0150.

Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, July 20. Call 6830150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.


Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. Other meetings for 2009: Sept. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. The board will not meet in July or December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first

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Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, Aug. 4. Other work sessions for 2009: Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 5. The board will not have work sessions in April, July or December.


Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.


Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there

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is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, July 16. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 4. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Call 683-6644.



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Local author Munim discusses ‘Rhythms of Life’ in new book By Caitlin Varley


Mike Eyman, left, holds a board for his son, Kendall, to practice his kicks.

Seven words more important than black belt By Kelly McBride Reddy

Though Kendall Eyman can land a kick at chin level and break boards with a hand chop, the Wyoming 10-year-old studies Tai Kwon Do for the benefits of self confidence and self defense. “It isn’t so much about beating someone up,” said his dad, Mike Eyman. “Anybody can punch and kick,” Kendall agreed. “It’s about self control, and not worrying about getting beaten up on the playground,” his dad said. “And learning the right way to do it,” Kendall added. The fifth-grader has learned the right way to do it, earning his black belt recently at Martin Martial Arts in Liberty Township, where he takes classes. He takes lessons twice a week, and practices at home most other days. It’s a commitment that has paid off in competition, where he’s won seven trophies over the six years he’s participated. It also paid off on the playground, where he once defended a friend who was being kicked by a couple of boys.

A similar scenario was role-played when Kendall was tested for his black belt. He endured 15 threeminute sparring sessions against a fresh person each time, then had to defend himself against two attackers. The four-hour test also included his execution of hand motions and kicks. “The hardest part was sparring,” Kendall said. “Easiest was kicking. “I like board-breaking the best,” he said. “It makes me feel good when I break the board.” Sometimes, though, it hurts. “You just work through it,” he said. To achieve his black belt, Kendall also had to write a 500-word essay. He recounted his years of instruction with Jeff Martin, who owns Martin Martial Arts, and reviewed the seven words that outline the tenets of Tai Kwon Do. Self control, determination, perseverance, discipline, respect, confidence and attitude are displayed on the wall of the school. “These words mean a lot to me now,” Kendall wrote. “Of everything we have learned, these are the most important things.”

THINGS TO DO Cruise the loop

The Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association is hosting Cruisin’ The Loop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Sharonville. It is a social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. The event is free. Call 5631144.

Fourth of July events

• The City of Madeira is hosting Madeira Independence Day Festivities at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave., Madeira, and at Madeira Middle School. Concessions are available. Music is by Dangerous Jim and The Slims. The event is family friendly and free. Call 561-7228. • Blue Ash Recreation Department is hosting Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash. Entertainment and con-

cessions are available. The event is with Rozzi Famous Fireworks. The fireworks are family friendly and free to spectators. Call 745-6259. • Brecon United Methodist Church is hosting a Fireworks Get Together at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. The event includes food, drinks and games, and is free. Call 489-7021.

Farmers market

The Wyoming Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Wyoming. The market includes local organic and sustainablyraised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Call 761-6263.

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The third time’s the charm for Blue Ash resident Waqi Munim, whose third book was released online at the end of April. While Munim has written three books, only “Rhythms of Life” has been published. Munim described “Rhythms of Life” as a motivational self-help book narrated like a novel. He said it follows five fictitious moral stories under the umbrella of a bigger story. The stories were inspired by different experiences Munim has had, he said. For example, he got ideas while on vacation and from a conversation with a cab driver. Munim has lived in seven countries, including Hong Kong, Pakistan, Switzerland, Belgium and Saudi Arabia. “Moving from one place to the other, I have seen and experienced a lot of things,” Munim said. “The inspiration for the book came from that.” He said he has seen people struggling and trying to balance life. PROVIDED “Wherever you go, you see the Blue Ash resident Waqi Munim’s book, “Rhythms of Life,” is a motivational book that reads like a narrative. people focusing on the things that they may not think are the most he had been able to read “Rhythms of Munim said he writes about people. important for them,” Munim said. “You can not be aloof from the peoLife” 20 years ago. For example, he said people gener“That’s what I’m looking for,” ple to write about the people,” Munim ally say family is the most important Munim said. “If I’ve touched even said. “You have to be among the peopart of their life, but they often do not one life through this book, I think my ple.” spend the amount of time with their mission is accomplished.” Munim said his wife and two family that would match that priority. While “Rhythms of Life” gives a daughters have been hugely supportMunim said he wrote the book to message, Munim said books should ive of his writing. help people discover what is important also be entertaining. Waqi said publishing a book was to them so they can balance their life “If it is all preaching and all giving something Munim always wanted to in line with their personal values. messages then you get bored,” Munim do. “I see life as a journey ... where said. “You have to give the message “It’s like a dream come true (for you are gaining experiences,” Munim in a way that is interesting and him),” she said. said. “The experiences could be good appealing.” Waqi said the message of the book or bad, but the important thing is to Munim said he writes to help distill fits with what people are going keep learning from them.” his own thinking. He called it a “won- through at the moment. Munim said the reaction to the derful part of self discovery.” “I think it’s very appropriate for the book has been very positive. Tabinda Waqi, Munim’s wife, said times,” Waqi said. “I write because I want to have a he would write with the family in front Waqi said she thinks stress is the message,” Munim said. of the TV, jotting down whatever most common thing people are facing, He added that the reaction to the thoughts he had. besides other diseases. book has been in line with the mes“Sometimes I think the cure is “He would never go in a secluded sage. One reader even said he wished place and write,” Waqi said. within ourselves,” Waqi said.

Miami Twp. police officer retires after 28 years By Mary Dannemiller

Former Miami Township Police Officer Ed Schmid no longer spends his days tracking down suspects and enforcing traffic laws. Instead, he’s working as a farm hand on an apple orchard near his Midland home. “Right now I’m in the blazing sun picking strawberries, but I don’t have to worry about anyone shooting at me,” he said. Schmid recently retired from service after 28 years with the Miami Township Police Department and is only the second officer in the department’s history to do so because of seniority rather than injury. “He stuck with it because he loved it,” Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey said. “He had many years of perfect attendance and was so dedicated to his job, he never complained.” During his time with the department, Schmid served


Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff hugs former Miami Township Police Officer Ed Schmid after he was honored at the Tuesday, May 19, meeting. as a field training officer, inservice instructor and firearms instructor. “In the final years of his career, Officer Schmid has served as a community policing officer and a crime prevention officer,” community relations director Tim Pennington said. “In this assignment he has organized many Neighborhood Watch programs in Miami Township.”

Highlights of his career include spending a week in New Orleans to help patrol after Hurricane Katrina hit and orchestrating former one of President George W. Bush’s trip to an Indian Hill house for a fundraiser. “Being on the life search and rescue team in New Orleans was something you cannot forget,” he said. “The devastation we saw was unbelievable.”

Schmid was honored at th May 19 Miami Township trustees meeting after two new officers were sworn in. He said he would advise the young officers to get a college degree and to consider their roles as police officers careers and not just jobs. “The best thing is to really trust your common sense and pay attention to body language when dealing with suspects,” he said. “The biggest thing a new officer needs to secure is a good understanding of common sense in dealing with the public.” Though he will be busy with the farm and part-time work for the Fayetteville Police Department, Schmid said he will miss his coworkers at the Miami Township Police Department. “The hardest part of my job was when I walked out there on my last day,” he said. “It’s kind of like a weird book where I am closing one chapter and starting a new one, but I’ll miss Miami Township. It was fantastic.”


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Business Networking, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544. Loveland.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road. Accepting 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. $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. Presented by Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. 9467766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Large variety of local and seasonal vegetables. Flowers such as zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, strawflowers, blue salvia and more. 561-7400. Indian Hill.


City of Madeira Independence Fireworks, 10 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Entertainment and fireworks. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 5617228. Madeira.


Health Briefing Dinner, 6 p.m. Ferrari’s Little Italy Restaurant, 7677 Goff Terrace, With Dr. Matt Finke. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Finke Family Chiropractic. 2729200. Madeira.


Madeira Independence Day Parade, 7 p.m. Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Parade leaves high school and proceeds south on Miami Avenue to St. Gertrude’s Church. Concessions available. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 5617228. Madeira. Madeira Independence Day Festivities, 8 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Madeira Middle School. Concessions available. Music by Dangerous Jim and The Slims. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228. Madeira.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $10 ages 18 and up, $5 college students and military with ID. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. Through July 5. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available $3. 683-4686. Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. 745-9100. Kenwood.


Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For those who suffer from hurt, hang-ups, or habits. Free. 5872437. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road. Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 518-7777. Montgomery. Support Group for Married Couples, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 489-0892, ext. 4234. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

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Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks, 10 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Entertainment and concessions available. With Rozzi Famous Fireworks. Family friendly. Free spectators. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Free. Registration required. 784-0084. Silverton.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent a row boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; row boat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 4


Healthy Cooking Class, noon-1:30 p.m. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Learn to cook two healthy dishes and discuss nutrition with dietitian. $22. Reservations required. Presented by Peachy’s Health Smart. 315-3943. Silverton.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. 683-5692. Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, noon-6 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.


Red, White and Blue Ash, 2 p.m.-10:35 p.m. Music by Hotel California at 5:30 p.m. and Gretchen Wilson at 8:15 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Rides, games, family fun area, food and drinks. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash. Montgomery Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Parade units to depart from various parking lots on Cooper Road. Route follows Cooper Road east to Montgomery Road. then north to Montgomery City Hall. Family Friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 792-8329. Montgomery. Fireworks Get Together, 6 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. Food, drinks and games. Free. 4897021. Sycamore Township. Montgomery’s July Fourth Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Children’s games, pony rides, moonwalk and food booths. Music by Blue Chip Jazz Band and Waiting on Ben. Pet show registration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and judging begins at 1:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 7928329. Montgomery.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Clean show. $15 ages 21 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township. Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. Presented by Sports Progression. 335-5283. Montgomery. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 5


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $10 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.

Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 3355283. Montgomery.


Learning, Education, Networking, and Support (LENS), 12:15 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Information and support for anyone dealing with mental illness/brain disorder. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 3513500. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6



Hamilton County Park District is hosting the free Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 4, at Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. Registration is at 9 a.m. Trophies are awarded. The event is open to ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Call 521-7275. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland.

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. Allman Brothers Tribute Band. 7912753. Loveland.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 7


YOU Might Be an Entrepreneur if.. 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. HQ Blue Ash, 4555 Lake Forest Drive. Explore entrepreneurial opportunities, assess your aptitude as business owner and learn opportunity-seeking skills. $99-$199. Registration recommended. Presented by Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunity and ACTion. 588-2779. Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Nutrition and Fitness 101, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Join registered dietitian and degreed personal trainer to discuss latest trends of nutrition and fitness. $20. 9856732. Montgomery.


Summer Poetry Workshop Series for Women, 4 p.m. Continues July 23 and Aug. 6. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. For women interested in writing as spiritual and creative practice. $90 with craft sessions July 16 and 30; $60 workshop only. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semipro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township.


Divorce Care for Kids, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Ages 5-12. Free. 5872437. Montgomery. Grief Share Support, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 587-2437. Montgomery. Divorce Care Support, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 587-2437. Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 9


Cards with Connie, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. With owner Connie Williams. Class of card crafting where you’ll make four cards. Adults only. Free, most supplies included. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Summer Values. $30. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Includes light appetizers. Reservations required. 7949463. Kenwood.


Dinner Presentation, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Ferrari’s Little Italy Restaurant, 7677 Goff Terrace. Thirty-minute health briefing about how the body sends messages through the nervous system, how to increase energy and improve quality of life. Dinner follows. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Finke Family Chiropractic. 272-9200. Madeira. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Floral Watercolor Effects, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Create floral images that resemble watercolors using art rubber stamps and paints. $25; supplies additional. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by 46 Long. Lake Isabella, 791-1663. Symmes Township.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Oldies music by Ooh La La. Blue Ash Towne Square. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


The Swimsuit Models, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Frank Simon Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Trinity Together Time, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. “The Magic of Tom Bemmes.” Includes a live bunny and doves. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Outreach program for children, parents and grandparents. Guest speakers and activities. Ages 5 and under. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 8


The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. For tickets, call 513-3813300 or visit

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


The PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center hosts the Counting Crows, pictured, with Augustana, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6. Tickets are $39.50, $57.50 and $79.50. Visit The event includes a free pre-show cookout, starting at 6:30 p.m.


The difference between freedom and license Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.” To understand and enjoy free-

dom requires reflective choices about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Declaration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among

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which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, rather to serve

one another through love.” He enumerates some of the ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience. Even though all other obvious


freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external conditions might be, he still had the freedom of his Father Lou own thoughts Guntzelman and attitudes. He could Perspectives choose to see and act with the eyes of a free spirit. “None can love freedom heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but license,” declared John Milton. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back and did an appraisal and it came back appraised at $80,000,” she said. “That is $8,000 less than

our current mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.” The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area. “They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on

the mortgage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a new roof from new owners. That house had been sorely neglected and the repairs will help increase the value of the home – but more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recover. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their

house, which is Howard Ain now valHey Howard! ued at just $80,000. So, you may want to think twice about making improvements to your home. And, before you put your house on the market, carefully check out the latest comparable sales in your area to make sure you too aren’t surprised by an appraisal you may receive. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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Young people in our community exceeding expectations. Jacquelin Deatherage Amelia High School

Amber McCann Felicity-Franklin High School

Chelsea Vaccariello Mason High School

Saloni Hemani Princeton High School

Sarah Watzman Anderson High School

Sam Gorman Finneytown High School

Kelly Schmidt McAuley High School

Carolyn Williams Roger Bacon High School

Nathan Sisodia Batavia High School

Sydney Schwalbach Glen Este High School

Samantha Tucci McNicholas High School

Carly Hartman Seton High School

Maria Bee Bethel-Tate High School

Chuck Murphy Goshen High School

Gilbert Marchant Milford High School

Kelly Muething St. Ursula Academy

Ariel Balske Cincinnati Hills Christian High School

Olivia Morris Indian Hill High School

Paul Krehbiel Moeller High School

Nicandro Iannacci St. Xavier High School

Michael Matthews LaSalle High School

Mallory Workman Mother of Mercy High School

Brian Wulker Sycamore High School

Jessica Ajunwa Loveland High School

Kate Schumacher New Richmond High School

Ian Sander Taylor High School

Ellen Bauer Madeira High School

Sarah Mossman Northwest High School

Erin Tracy Turpin High School

Caitlyn Reynolds Mariemont High School

Julia Mazza Oak Hills High School

Christine Phan Ursuline Academy

Scott Spencer Mason High School

Hillary Tate Oak Hills High School

Dominique Reeves Winton Woods High School

Mary Zbacnik Colerain High School Clair Armstrong Dater High School Kathy Varney Deer Park High School Pete Bachman Elder High School

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‘Turnover’ a new dessert this summer or canned, drained cherries (leave frozen cherries undrained) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar or more to taste Squeeze or two of lemon juice 1 egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water (egg wash) Sugar for sprinkling Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough (leave folded but check to see if there’s paper between the folds and remove) on floured surface into a rectangle about 10-by-14. Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries, flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. Crimp edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and

Cherry turnovers

I like to use sour pie cherries from my tree. You can use fresh, canned if they’re drained and frozen pie cherries for this. You’ll need 12 ounces or so. Don’t thaw the frozen cherries. 3 tablespoons flour, plus more for dusting 1 box puff pastry, thawed 12 oz. or so frozen, fresh

golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to it if you have it and a bit of extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

Rita’s hollandaise sauce

For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. 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.

Grilled pattypan or other squash

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash

she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, Rita but here’s Heikenfeld how I do Rita’s kitchen it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

Can you help?

If you have the recipe, or a similar one, please share. • Ruby’s Mac & Cheese and Freddie Salad. • Pasta with kielbasa and tarragon • Birthday cake sans eggs

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While attending the kickoff party at the Symmes Branch Library, Boya Zhao, 6 of Mason, and Echo Ren checked out a variety of books to read during the Summer Reading Program. Boya filled up her newly decorated totebag. Echo said that they have only been here from China for a year, but Boya’s English has greatly improved due to all of her reading. Boya’s favorite creature is a giraffe.

Kirsten Arill of Loveland shows off the totebag she decorated during the Summer Reading kickoff party on May 30 at the Symmes Branch Library. Her favorite creatures are dogs. Kirsten can learn more about dogs and all sorts of animals during Creature Feature, this year’s Summer Reading theme.

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Kids and their families attended the kickoff of Creature Feature, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 36th summer reading program, at Symmes Township Library and decorated library bags and ate ice cream. Included in this summer’s program is “Wildlife Comes To You,” with the Cincinnati Zoo, at 2 p.m. June 28; “Incredible Insects,” at 2 p.m. June 23; “Archaeology in your own Backyard,” at 2 p.m. June 25 and Fire Safety, at 2 p.m. June 30.

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July 1, 2009

Community Amazing Race fast facts:


First start team Donnie and Jodie Martin with Volunteer Will Schickel.


Firefighters Dunk Booth Challenge at New Hope Baptist Church was the People’s Choice favorite.

• 900 racers participated • More than 400 volunteers helped • Fastest time (1:10:56) by “We’re On A Boat” Jim Murphy/Andrea Blevins. • Estimated nearly $40,000 proceeds will be donated to local charities • Firefighters Dunk Booth Challenge was People’s Choice Favorite Challenge • Kroger “Dollar Dash” food donation to LIFE Food Pantry was second favorite • Loveland Canoe & Kayak “Hillbilly Frog Hunt” was third favorite For all results, go to:

Amazing volunteers make an Amazing Race By: Chuck Gibson

Neon-green shirts were all over Loveland Saturday, June 20; at the starting line, on street corners, sidewalks, in parking lots, on the trail, in the park and down by the river. Yeah sure, there were waves of orange shirts and blue shirts flowing through the city, too. About 900 participants navigated their way through 20 challenge stations spread across town for the fourth annual Loveland’s Amazing Race. But it was hundreds of volunteers wearing those neon-green T-shirts that really stood out. “We could not do this race without them,” said Dr. Doug Portmann, race chairman. “Kathy Ray, who is in charge of the volunteers, is unbelievable.” What’s unbelievable is the number of volunteers who come out to help on race day. Ray said they handed out 200 of the neon-green T-shirts to race course volunteers. That’s less than half of all the volunteers; with hundreds more helping all around the course, too. What’s unbelievable is what they do to help on race day. The race committee estimates more than 400 volunteers help with everything from registration, parking and the race start to directions, water stops, challenge station setup, instructions and breakdown. They are known as “Kathy’s Army” in honor of Kathy Ray who has coordinated the volunteers since the very first Amazing Race. “They just blow me away,” said Ray. “They are just great! They go beyond expectation.”


John Dodd and Patty Daiker said volunteers were “encouraging and helpful.” And they keep coming back, too. In a world where it’s often difficult to find good volunteers, members of Kathy’s Army don’t wait for her to ask; they sign up to come back. Ray admits some volunteer assignments are tougher than others. “The toughest job is on the course,” she said. “It is a long day in the heat and usually alone. The biggest request is to be at one of the challenge stations.” Every year race teams say this is the most fun they’ve ever had. They say they’ll do it again. This year was no different, but what about the volunteers? What do they say? “I’ve heard about it for three years,” said Brian Ripperger, a first-time volunteer. “It’s been great. The energy is so pumped up. Everybody is so friendly. I love every bit of it.” Ripperger shouted out instructions at challenge station four race day. He also helped build challenge stations before race day. Second time volunteer Mary Obert was at the first challenge station where the

pace was fast and furious. What was it like for her? “It was very, very fun,” said Obert. “The people are so excited. We’re the first stop. They get in here and they can’t do it fast enough. They’re on the go. It’s just been a tremendous amount of fun.” The race teams include family combinations like parent-child or husbandwife, but volunteers made it a family affair, too. Pastor Bill Hounshell enjoyed watching his grandsons help at the firemen’s challenge. “It’s been really fun,” said Jacob Hounshell, Bill’s grandson. “I liked how I was in the dunk thing and all my friends are here. It’s been pretty fun.” Nadine Burpee volunteered with her children; Samantha and Zachary. They gave racers five words to remember and Zach had fun turning them into a memorable phrase. “It’s been great. They’re really having a great time,” said Nadine. “I’m loving it. It’s a great day. It’s been fun.” Tom King participated

and won in the past. Volunteering at the final challenge station for the second time was a way for him to give back. “It’s all about serving others,” said King. Other volunteers like second-timer Jim Artmayer said “meeting people and giving back make it an abundant experience.” Larry Thomson volunteers every year at the New Hope Baptist Church challenge station and said it’s “all about serving the people.” “It’s great,” said John Robinson who served food as a fourth-year volunteer. “They really appreciate the volunteers. The participants always say thank you.” Eva Parker and her Promised Land Church group gave water and offered enthusiastic loud support at the finish line. Volunteers from St. Columban had fun keeping racers hydrated at the water station near Wall Street. “It was great and the gratitude of the people,” said Lennice Lytle who coordinated the St. Columban volunteer group. “They had great fun! They were grateful for water.” The race teams are very grateful for the volunteers. “They offer encouragement,” said John Dold who raced with Patty Daiker. “The volunteers were very nice. They are very helpful.” The committee is quick to thank all the support given by the firefighters, police, paramedics, businesses and countless others who contribute to the success and fun. “They are absolutely essential to even the smallest part of it,” said Kathy Ray. “We could not do this without such great people. It just would not happen!”


Volunteer Samantha Burpee gives five words to a racer at station 3.


A racer goes over the wall at the final station on race day.


Loveland Police Officer Ron Worley controls traffic flow race day.


A soaking wet Jake Hounshell and his friends had fun volunteering at the dunk booth challenge.

Members of Kathy’s Army gather for a group photo during the after-race picnic in the park.




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209 Railroad Ave., Jeffrey A. DeVol to Greenacres Water Quality Project LLC., 0.1148 acre, $118,000. 500 Wakefield Drive, Huong Cam Doan to Erinn Kohler, et al., 0.344 acre, $126,000.

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Renae M. to Nay Christopher D. & Kristen L.; $118,000.

1047 Stratford Ct.: Huntington National Bank The to Reith Leonard L. & Vida M.; $83,100. 1201 Loveland Ave.: R2r Investments LLC to Schweer Thomas B. Jr.; $158,500. 1884 Heidelberg Dr.: Conn Luther B. & Betty Lee Conn to Conn Jesse B.; $87,000. 720 Main St.: Stenger Daniel L. &

Loveland students to train at BalletMet Loveland residents Lauren Crall, daughter of David and Sharon Crall, and Emily Shelton, daughter of Monty and Kim Shelton, are among about 115 young dancers that will travel to Columbus this summer. They will be participating in the BalletMet Dance Academy Summer Intensives, a training program at the BalletMet Dance Centre for dance students with professional aspirations. Of the participants, who qualified for the program through auditions, many have traveled from throughout Ohio as well as from states including California, Florida and New York for the opportunity to study at BalletMet. BalletMet is one of the top 15 professional dance companies and one of the top five largest professional training centers in the country. The intensive runs June 29 through July 24, with an additional week for the PreProfessional program, the most advanced training level. Summer Intensive participants take classes at least five days each week. In addition to ballet technique, Pointe, and repertoire classes, they will study other disciplines including modern,


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1533 Corbin Drive, Chad S. Adams, et al. to Chase Home Finance LLC., 0.169 acre, $113,334. 6077 Deerfield Road, Mark A. Caylor, et al. to Union Savings Bank, 0.732 acre, $53,334. 1188 E. Glen Echo, William D. Stewart, et al. to Frederick & Cynthia Walp, 0.2243 acre, $187,000. 5763 Hanley Close Unit No. 142,

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee to Jessica Neff, $45,777. 6471 Lewis Road, Bruce Bailey Inc. to John & Taya Lewis, 1.28 acre, $190,000. 6570 Oasis Drive, Sonia Smith, et al. to Christopher D. Willman, 0.43 acre, $391,000. 1280 Ohio 131, Christopher Smith to Kirt & Tina Seely, 0.507 acre, $110,500. 6377 Pawnee Ridge, James R. Green to Jamie L. Schoger, 0.488 acre, $181,825. 6412 Pheasant Run, Dennis & Diane

Douglas to Marilyn Smith, 0.64 acre, $215,000. 5134 Sugar Camp Road, Fannie Mae to Tiffany Trost, $80,000. Lot 240 White Farm, White Farms Development LLC. to Dixon Builders I LLC., 0.3 acre, $33,500. 5876 Whitegate Court, Randy & Jacilyn Miller to Joseph Black, 0.569 acre, $221,500.


10657 Fallis Rd.: Burns Stephen S. & Deborah to Rubin Michael L.

&Yaffa B.; $530,000. 196 Loveland Trace Ct.: Pendragon Homes LLC to Russell Darryl R. & Diana Spaw; $510,722. 9131 Geromes Wy : M/I Homes Of Cincinnati LLC to Buehler Anthony Michael & Lucia Garcia; $625,000. 9519 Kemper Rd.: Smilovitz Harvey to Guo Jicheng & Jun Ju; $335,000. 9561 Loveland Madeira Rd.: Evans Dale & Victoria to Stonehenge Building Group Ltd; $27,700.

DEATHS Emmie Lois Chisman

jazz and character. They also will take part in enrichment courses in dance history, nutrition, music, Pilates and acting. The faculty includes BalletMet Company members, BalletMet Dance Academy faculty and adjunct instructors from other Columbus organizations. BalletMet Artistic Director Gerard Charles also will work with workshop participants. The intermediate/ advanced program levels perform July 24 while the pre-professional students present July 31.

Emmie Lois Chisman, 76, of Loveland died June 17. Survived by husband, Frank Chisman; children, Linda (Jerry) Reese; Kay (Tom) Seitz, Charlotte (Greg) Popp, Frank (Patty) Chisman, Sharon Nichols and Lori (Rafe) Barber, Amanda (Paul) Healey and Anthony (Sara) Chisman; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian Lamey and Fern Richard. Preceded in death by brother, Eddie Brown. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Charles Bascom Estep

Charles “Charlie” Bascom Estep, 97, of Loveland died June 20. Survived by son, Lowell “Sonny” (Deanna) Estep; daughters, Floretta (Ken) Franz and Nancy Mertes; sister, Retha (Paul) Baker; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grand-


land died June 19. Survived by son, Michael (Benita) Montgomery; daughter, Jane (Thomas) Baechle; sisters, Betty Cates and Martha Witcher; grandchildren, Sarah and Miriam Baechle. Preceded in death by parents, John and Clara (nee Drees) Stagge; husband, John Montgomery Sr.; sister, Martha Gould; and brothers, Paul and Bob Stagge. Services were June 25 at St. Columban Catholic Church, Loveland. Memorials to: Charity of donor’s choice.

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Mary Jane Hitchcock, 92, of Loveland died June 24. Services will be determined at a later date.

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Bara Madson and Jenny Rupe perform a daily skit to get the kids excited about the day’s Bible lesson.

Children try to avoid the crocodiles as they run through the swamp.

Romp in the swamp

During the week of June 15, more than 200 children participated in Epiphany United Methodist Church’s Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School in Loveland. While romping through the swamp, the kids had a week of daily bible stories, crafts, snacks, music and games. Friday, after a final performance for their families of the songs learned during the week, everyone was treated to Swamp Sundaes. In support of Epiphany’s Mission Ministry, the children brought in school supplies during the week that will be donated to the children of Elberon U.M.C. in Price Hill. For more information about the ministries offered at Epiphany United Methodist Church, visit www.

More than 200 children attended Vacation Bible School at Epiphany UMC in Loveland.






Kristi Swartz, this year’s VBS group director, gets the kids excited for the start of a fun-filled week of bayou adventures.

One of the many crafts the children enjoyed was making tie-dyed T-shirts.

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Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617


HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

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

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

NORTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY CONDOS 2 bedroom, directly on worldrenowned Crescent Beach. Free WiFi & phone. Super Summer Specials! 847-931-9113


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

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

Loveland Herald - July 1, 2009  
Loveland Herald - July 1, 2009