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Classroom angels

Mount Notre Dame’s Parish Council, a student group dedicated to promoting interest and involvement in parish life, hosts a brunch each year to honor “Angel Educators” and “Terrific Teachers” who were nominated by students, faculty and staff. SEE SCHOOLS, A67

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Our readers created the ballot and now it’s time to vote for the 2010 Loveland Herald Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Go online to www.cincinnati. com/preps and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the righthand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through June 10. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Adam Engel, Loveland; Pierce Harger, Moeller (Loveland resident); Chris Kuramoto, Loveland; Brandon Williams, Loveland. Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Courtney Allen, Loveland; Katie Jarvis, Loveland; Abby McIver, Loveland; Dani Reinert, Ursuline Academy.

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Marschhausen espouses teamwork

But some worry about board’s hiring By Jeanne Houck

The Loveland City Schools’ new superintendent says he is eager to take the post effective Aug. 1. “It is evident that the community has great pride in the district,” John Marschhausen said after the Loveland Board of Education awarded him a three-year contract with an annual salary of $129,000 at a May 18 meeting where audience members raised concerns about his experience and record of success. “I look forward to working together, with a common focus, on providing the best possible learning opportunities for kids,” said Marschhausen, who is resigning as superintendent of the East Knox


John Marschhausen, the new superintendent of the Loveland City Schools, signs a three-year contract with, from left: his 11-year-old daughter, Jordan, his wife, Susan, and school board President Kathryn Lorenz looking on. Local Schools in Howard, a position he has held five years, to take the top job in Loveland. “I am passionate about education and believe we can achieve great things together.”

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The vote setting terms of Marschhausen’s contract was 4to-1 and broke along the same lines as a vote May 7 to hire Marschhausen. Voting yes were school board President Kathryn Lorenz, Vice President Christine Olsen and members Jim Kolp and Linda Pennington. Board Member Katie Bontrager voted no. “Based on public input, input from our teachers and administrators as well as my own personal research of John Marschhausen’s Bontrager academic leadership record over the past five years, he was not the candidate that I felt was most qualified to lead Loveland City Schools,” Bontrager said. Kolp said he has talked extensively with Marschhausen and believes Marschhausen has what it takes to be a great superintendent. The East Knox Local Schools did not give Marschhausen the support he needed to do a good job, Kolp said. “I feel he knows what to do,” Kolp said. “His passion is catching. “I would ask you to at least give this man a chance,” Kolp said. Some half dozen people raised concerns at the May 18 meeting about the fact that Marschhausen’s experience is in a district with fewer students and a less successful academic track record. Loveland has about 4,700 students and its academic program is rated “excellent with distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education – the rating at the top of a six-

Former super weighs in, A5 rating list. East Knox has about 1,300 students and a rating of “effective,” the third rank from the top. “Why put us at risk when we are doing so well with someone from a smaller district and a failing record,” asked Steve Cousino of Symmes Township. School board members who voted for Marschhausen said he brings the experience and qualities that members of the Loveland City Schools community – from parents to teachers – said in community forums and surveys were important, including high ethics, high academic expectations, compassion, classroom experience and familiarity with Ohio’s complicated school-funding laws. Marschhausen, 39, helped pass two levies and oversaw construction of a new middle school as superintendent of East Knox Local Schools. May 18, audience member Tammy Brown of Loveland told Marschhausen that, at this point, “All we can do is give you our blessing and give you our kids and cheer you on. “We want you to be strong in this position – but we’re super nervous,” Brown said. Marschhausen succeeds Kevin Boys, who resigned in December to become president of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. Thirty-four people applied for the job vacated by Boys, who was making $135,000 a year when he left Loveland. Marschhausen’s contract gives the school board the discretion to give the new superintendent a raise every Aug. 1, beginning in 2011, that is 1 percent more than any raise given other administrators.


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Veteran who helps other vets will speak at Memorial Day program Community Press Staff Report A former U.S. Army captain and Loveland resident who helps veterans find jobs will be the guest speaker at the city’s annual

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Memorial Day program. The Monday, May 31, observance at which John McCahan will speak will begin with a parade in which participants will leave Loveland Elementary School on LovelandMadeira Road at 9 a.m. Participants will proceed to the Veterans’ Memorial Park at the corner of West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive, where the ceremony will be held. McCahan works at RecruitMilitary in Loveland. He was reared in western Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army Reserve while attending Pennsylvania State University. McCahan served for almost eight years on active duty in various leadership positions in the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Infantry Division and the 82nd Air-

Other area activities Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in the nation’s service. Clermont County is filled with Memorial Day activities: Clermont Memorial Day Parade The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and the Batavia American Legion Post 237 will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 31. The parade lines up at Aztec Plumbing on Main Street in Batavia at 11 a.m. If interested in participating in this parade, contact the veterans’ service commission at


Brian Lindsay of Loveland has organized a motorcycle brigade that will participate in Loveland’s Memorial Day parade May 31. With him is Carolyn Maupin, the mother of Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, who was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq in April 2004 and killed. She will be honored that day. borne Division at bases in Fort Drum in New York, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Somalia and the Republic of

Korea. His family are members of the St. Columban Parish in Loveland and are involved with youth soccer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, services will be conducted at Maineville Cemetery about 11:15 a.m., Union Cemetery about noon

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Voters approved a 0.9mill replacement levy for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The levy will replace a 0.9-mill levy passed in 1982 and currently brings in about $1.1 million per year. The new levy will

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“We are very thankful for the voters,” said Sharon Woodrow, executive director of CCDD. “It obviously was very close, which tells you it’s a difficult time, but we really appreciate the people who got out and supported us and understood how important the work is that we do.” Currently, the levy costs owners of $100,000 homes $5.91 per year; $150,000, $8.88 per year; and $200,000, $11.83. The new levy will increase those costs to $27.56 for owners of property valued at $100,000 a year; $41.34 per $150,000; and $55.12 per $200,000, according to Tilbury. “We knew it was going to be a tough decision for people to make because of these tough times, but we are really grateful to everyone who supported us,” Woodrow said. The levy’s approval will allow the organization to take several families off a wait list, which has about 400 people waiting for residential treatment, adult services programs and individual programs, Woodrow said. “I think it’s a great relief to those families that have been waiting for services for such a long time,” she said.


and Kerr Cemetery about 12:30 p.m. The American Legion Post 256 will host a Memorial Day picnic at 2 p.m. at its post on Oakland Road in Loveland. It is open to the public, especially veterans and their families.

BRIEFLY Aggregation hearing

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 27, at the Safety Service Center at 8871 Weekly Lane regarding the township’s natural gas and electric aggregation programs plan of operation and governance. The hearing regarding the gas aggregation program will be at 3 p.m. and the electric aggregation program hearing will follow at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the township office at 683-6644.

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Meadowview students present Miami Twp. officials with ideas By Mary Dannemiller



Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz listens to fifth-grade gifted students at Meadowview Elementary School talk about possible solutions for the township’s sidewalk needs May 18.


Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz shakes hands with Meadowview Elementary School student Devon Gravel after listening to her presentation about new sidewalks.

Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk talks to Meadowview Elementary School student Taylor Caldwell about her ideas for new sidewalks May 18. that’s a problem for a lot of people in the community and you found a great solution,” he said. “You can be part of the solution or part of the problem and you chose to be part of the solution.” Work is set to begin

option,” Fronk said. Schultz also was impressed with the amount of research done by the students. “You found an opportunity to resolve an issue

Tuesday, June 1, for a sidewalk on Buckwheat Road from Deblin Drive to Community Park and from Linden Creek Drive to Mulberry Elementary School. Though Fronk admired the students’ creative thinking, he told them it was too late to use Terrewalks for that project.


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Croswell files as independent commish candidate By Kellie Geist

Clermont County Commissioner Scott Croswell filed

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Loveland Board of Education President Kathryn Lorenz read the following letter aloud at a May 18 meeting where the board awarded new Superintendent John Marschhausen a three-year contract. The letter was written to the board by former superintendent Kevin Boys, w h o resigned in December to b e c o m e president of Southern State ComBoys munity College in Hillsboro. “Congratulations on the conclusion you have reached with your search for a superintendent. “Although it has been eight years ago, I vividly recall the night I attended the Loveland board meeting in which I was hired. “The Loveland community was so welcoming and truly seemed excited that I was coming to lead the district. “I was humbled by the confidence you and the community had placed in me, especially considering my lack of experience as a superintendent. “Tonight should be no different. I do not know Dr. Marschhausen well, but in the brief time that I have known him, I have seen great promise in the attributes and skills that he brings to the district. “Although I have only watched this search from afar, I have been included in some correspondence questioning the school board’s reasoning and responsiveness to the community in this hiring decision. “Although, on the surface, that does not appear to be a positive community response, being the ‘glass is half-full’ person that I am, I would rather choose to take it as an indication of the level of concern that this community has for its schools. “It is that pressure for continuous improvement, the pressure to offer excellent programs on an average budget and the pressure to want the best for all of our students that has driven so much of our district’s success. “Along with this pressure, also comes the community’s willingness to work with the schools to get

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Mount Notre Dame’s Parish Council hosted the Angel Educator and Terrific Teacher brunch April 22. From left: teacher Mary Bellman, student Angie Tollefson and The Rev. Larry Tensi, pastor of St. Columban Parish in Loveland.


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Mount Notre Dame’s Parish Council hosted the Angel Educator and Terrific Teacher brunch April 22. Student Nikki Sever is all smiles with teacher St. Columban teacher Carol Newton, who Sever nominated for the honor.


Student Angie Tollefson is all smiles with teacher Katie Meyer of Spring Grove Village, who Tollefson nominated for the honor.

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Mount Notre Dame’s Parish Council, a student group dedicated to promoting interest and involvement in parish life, hosts a brunch each year to honor “Angel Educators” and “Terrific Teachers” who were nominated by students, faculty and staff. Angel Educators are teachers from grade schools and parish ministers who have stood out as outstanding mentors and have inspired the nominator. Terrific Teachers are teachers from MND who have been great influences in the nominator’s education and have made a positive impact on her. This year’s brunch took place at MND April 22. Honorees included: • Ben McPheron, junior high teacher at St. Columban School in Loveland, was nominated by Loveland students Mary Conroy, Chelsi Creech, Lauren Hanzel and Susan Conroy. McPheron’s nominators described him as a “guiding light for his students, full of faith and willing to share it.” • Carol Newton is also from St. Columban. She taught MND senior Nikki Sever of Loveland in the fourth-grade and Sever said that Newton has continued to inspire her since that time. • Youth Minister Nancy Brunner of Sacred Heart parish in Fairfield was nominated by Fairfield senior Brittany Cobb. Brunner is known by the students at Sacred Heart as their “church mommy” because they say she is always willing to share her personal mistakes and they don’t have to be afraid to tell her things. • The Rev. Pat Crone is retiring this year as pastor of St. Saviour in Rossmoyne and according to his nominator MND senior Ariel


Mount Notre Dame’s Parish Council hosted the Angel Educator and Terrific Teacher brunch April 22. Seen here are the honorees and the MND students who nominated them. Chachoff of Deer Park, the parish will “never be the same.” Chachoff remembers when St. Saviour School closed and she enrolled at St. Vincent School, Crone would come over and eat lunch with her just to see how she was doing. • Senior Angie Tollefson of Loveland nominated two staff members from her parish, St. Columban. The first is her pastor, The Rev. Larry Tensi. Tollefson remembers that when she was a student there, Tensi would welcome them off the buses in the morning and say good-bye in the afternoon. • Tollefson also nominated St. Columban’s music director Mary Bellman, describing her as a role

model to her and to many of the young women at St. Columban. Bellman said she spotted Tollefson’s musical talent and invited her to be a cantor, beginning Tollefson on a liturgical music career. • MND freshman Elizabeth Guye of Evendale nominated Our Lady of the Sacred Heart teacher and MND alumna Wendy Knapmeyer Schworer of Reading. Schworer said she could be all business when it came to learning, but she also knew how to have fun. • MND sophomore Theresa Guye of Evendale nominated Mary Osborne, her sixth-grade teacher at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Students honored for community service Two Seven Hills School seniors recently received awards for their outstanding community service in Cincinnati and beyond. Tiffany Au-Yeung of Loveland and Katherine Steinman of Indian Hill received two of three 2010 Student Community Service Awards which were presented in the Public Service RecognitionCincinnati ceremonies May 6 on Fountain Square. Steinman is also one of 40 area teens who are recipients of 2010 YMCA Character Awards for demonstrating outstanding qualities of leadership and character and for working to strengthen their schools and communities. “Katherine has, largely singlehandedly, already raised $20,000 for a rural Guatemalan mountain village whose 40 families now have cinderblock stoves, a gray water system, latrines (the first toilets in the village), and a school that, before she came along, they could only dream of,” said Susan Marrs, Seven Hills director of Col-


Seven Hills School seniors, from left, Katherine Steinman of Indian Hill and Tiffany Au-Yeung of Loveland each received a 2010 Student Community Service Award which were presented in the Public Service RecognitionCincinnati ceremonies May 6. lege Counseling. “Now her goal is to raise enough to buy new desks and chairs for the school because the ones they have are rotting.”

Steinman has taught English as a second language to Cincinnati’s inner city Spanish-speaking kindergartners. She is also a weekly volunteer at Su Casa Hispanic Ministry, working with Spanish-speaking families. Marrs also speaks highly of Au-Yeung. “Tiffany Au-Yeung’s yearround service at Stepping Stones’ Camp Allyn, a camp for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, is marked by exceptional devotion and commitment, and is, she says, the most important part of her life,” said Marrs. “Tiffany wrote, ‘In my role as a camp counselor at Camp Allyn, I have learned about disabilities such as autism and cerebral palsy, I have learned how to help a wheelchair-bound camper hold a bat and hit a ball, but most of all I have learned to have a great passion for working with people with special needs, something I hope to continue for the rest of my life.’”

Some of the words Guye used to describe Osborne are passionate, dedicated, hard working and fun loving. • Because of MND Spanish teacher Maria Ushupun of Greenhills, Chachoff not only excelled in a foreign language, but she also realized that if she ever needs anything she knows she can always count on Ushupun for help and support. Ushupun was part of the adult team on Chachoff’s first ROPes retreat and was on the team again when Chachoff served as a senior leader. • Freshman Zai Johns of Colerain Township nominated Jenny Goss of West Chester Township, one of MND’s four teachers from

Ireland. Johns said she values the personal interest and care that Goss extends to her and to all her other students. • French class and Shirley Hannigan of Amelia are two of the reasons MND senior Amy Flynn of Evendale said she loves MND. Flynn describes Hannigan as eternally happy, passionate about her work and yet stern in studies. • MND’s Performing Arts Department chair Mary Ellen Gillman of Oldenburg, Ind., was nominated by MND sophomore Hannah Zinck of Liberty Township. Zinck said she cherishes the new adventures, from field trips to performances that Gillman provides for students. • Personable, kind, respectful and friendly describe retreat coordinator Katie Meyer of Spring Grove Village and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church downtown according to Tollefson. Tollefson also said that “Meyer has God’s goodness within her and wears the face of Christ every day.” • Library assistant and MND alumna Terri McMillen Miller of Reading has impressed senior Amanda Russell of Batavia. Russell says you can find Miller at sporting events, after school, around school – just about everywhere – and that she’s like a second mom at MND. • Being the only student from her grade school in MND’s freshman class this year, Briana Young of Green Township found herself scared and nervous at first. Then she met her physical education teacher Sally Knoll of Anderson Township and a member of St. Mary Parish, who encouraged Young to contribute to some activity. Young then got involved in theater.

COLLEGE CORNER Spring musical

Jake Robinson of Loveland is performing the part of Lewis in Otterbein College’s musical production of “Pippin” from May 20 to May 23 and May 27 to May 29. Robinson is a sophomore theatre major at Otterbein. The production will be in Cowan Hall (30 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH) on Otterbein’s campus. Tickets can be reserved by calling the theatre box office at (614) 823-1109.


Teresa Watts has graduated with a master of business administration from Morehead State University. She is from Loveland.


Cadet David Williams has been awarded the Academic Fourragere for superior scholastic achievement at Missouri Military Academy. He is the son of Bill and Sharon Williams of Loveland.

Wittenberg University student Lauren Cengel has won the Pick and Pen Award for being a honorary junior emphasizing leadership, service and scholarship.

Wittenberg University students Meghan McLaughlin and Lauren McMahon has been named to Alpha Lambda Delta, a national

honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among first-year college women.

Nathan Abbott, a student at Wittenberg University, has been named to Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among first-year college men.

Wittenberg University students Meredith Mock has been named to Mortar Board, a national senior honorary recognizing scholarship, leadership and service.

Cameron Catalfu has been named to Phi Beta Kappa at Wittenberg University. He has also won the Shigeharu Matsumoto Award.

Danielle Walerius won an award for having a 4.0 GPA for the past two semesters at Wittenberg University. She is from Loveland.

Ryan Burandt of Loveland was honored with a Distinguished Leadership Award at Denison University. Burandt was one of 37 seniors given the award that recognizes their “extraordinary commitment to excellence, leadership and dedication to Denison and surrounding communities.”


This week in baseball

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Cincinnati Christian 15-2 in six innings, May 14. CHCA’s John Lloyd pitched 12 strikeouts, and Jacob Schomaker was 3-5, hit two doubles and a triple and had four RBI. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Madeira 5-4 in the Division III sectional finals, May 19. CHCA’s winning pitcher was Matt Williams, and Jacob Schomaker was 3-4. CHCA lost 11-1 to Badin May 22 in the Division III district finals. • La Salle beat Loveland 61 in Division I sectional finals, May 20. La Salle’s Joel Feldkamp pitched seven strikeouts, and Drew Campbell was 2-3 with three RBI. • Moeller beat Lakota West 13-4 in Division I sectional finals, May 20. Moeller’s David Whitehead pitched eight strikeouts, and Tyler Hutchinson was 2-4 with a double and a triple and three RBI. • Moeller (27-1) defeated Fairmont 8-5 May 22 for a district title. They advance to play the winner of the Fairfield-Centerville game at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 27, at the University of Cincinnati. The winning pitcher was Robby Sunderman (8-0) and the save went to Andrew Stiene. Sunderman was also 2-5 with 3 RBI. Ethan McAlpine, Tyler Grau, Stiene and Max Belza each had a double.

This week in volleyball

• Moeller beat Milford 2516, 25-23, 25-6 in Division I District finals, May 19.

Tennis, state qualifiers

Cincinnati Country Day’s Joey Fritz qualified for the Division II State Championships this spring with a district title in tow for the local standout. During districts, Fritz finished in first place while scoring a Division II district title with his win in the finals over Wyoming junior Mason Bourbon, 2-1 (6-0, 6-0). Fritz travels to Ohio State University’s Stickney Tennis Center for the Division II State Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 28-29.

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Loveland makes history at league meet By Tony Meale

The Loveland High School track teams made history at the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Championships May 12 and 14 at Edgewood . The girls’ team won an unprecedented third straight FAVC crown, while the boys’ team finished third – its highest finish under fourth-year head coach Chuck Ogdan. “For us to finish third was huge,” said Ogdan, whose team finished sixth last year. Lady Tigers head coach Deb Pomeroy, meanwhile, said depth made the difference for her squad. “We were deep,” she said. “We doubled and tripled up in multiple events.” Leading the Lady Tigers was senior Jessica Ajunwa, who won league titles in the 100 (11.94), the 200 (25.81) and the 400 (58.93). Ajunwa, who was named FAVC-Buckeye Runner of the Year, also led the 4x200 relay team (1:46.25) to victory along with junior Autumn Oaks, sophomore Allison Pfaltzgraff and freshman Olivia Denzy. “Jessica was highly disappointed she didn't make it to state last year,” Pomeroy said. “She's hit the weight room hard all season. She's on a mission this year, to put it plainly.” On a mission to return to

Loveland performs at district tourney

The Loveland High School track teams performed at the Division I District Tournament at Mason May 19 and 22. The girls’ team finished ninth. The boys’ team finished 11th. The top four individuals or teams in each event advance to regionals. Individuals/relays advancing to regionals were: • Jessica Ajunwa, 100 meter, 12.08, second place and 200 meter, 24.49, second place • Sarah Fisher, 1,600 meter, 5:07.65, third place, and 3,200 meter, 11:15.08, third place • Girls’ 4x100 relay, 49.53, fourth place • Jeremy Sears, long jump, 21’11.5”, third, and high jump, 5’10”, second place The regional tournament will be at Welcome Stadium in Dayton May 26 and 28. state is senior Sarah Fisher, who performed in four events; she led the 4x800 relay team (10:06.78) to a second-place finish, and she placed second in the 800 (2:22.06), 1,600 (5:18.06) and 3,200 (11:57.57) to Glen Este junior Michelle Thomas. “Sarah ran completely for the team,” Pomeroy said. “We asked her to run conservatively and not chase Michelle and still get second in all three events, and that’s what she did. She’s done quite well, and I


Loveland High School Joshua Carrington makes it over 10 feet 6 inches May 21 in the pole vault at Mason High School. think she has the ability to surprise Michelle at some point.” Fisher’s team-first runs paid off. The Lady Tigers, which totaled 142 points, finished ahead of Anderson (131), Milford (90), Harrison (69), Winton Woods (55) and Glen Este (36). Other top performers included sophomore Leah Wood (16.28) and junior Morgan Williams (16.41), who finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 hurdles. Williams also finished third in the 300 hurdles (47.75), while sophomore Tia Ariapad finished fourth (49.67). Freshman Katherine Johnson finished second in the 400 (59.75), sophomore Kara Smith finished

sixth in the 100 (13.28) and third in the 200 (27.22) and senior Laura Matacia was seventh in the 400 (2:31.81) and sixth in the 1600 (5:45.22). “Our sprints and distance events carried us,” Pomeroy said. “We were down 40 points after the field events. The girls ran superbly.” Oaks and Pfaltzgraff also won the 4x400 relay (4:08.34) with senior Jarrah Pickle and freshman Katherine Johnson. “We had a lot of people who really stepped up in the relays,” Pomeroy said. The boys' team, meanwhile, totaled 102 points and finished third to Anderson and Winton Woods, both of which tied for first with 121 points. Milford (96), Harrison (43) and

Glen Este (40) finished fourth through sixth, respectively. The Tigers were led by senior Jeremy Sears, who won the 100 (11.06), the 200 (22.55), the high jump (6-4) and the long jump (20-3.50). “Jeremy is a very naturally gifted athlete who has learned to take his athletic ability and refuse to lose,” Ogdan said. Another impressive senior was Wil Fisher, who won the 3,200 (10:20.74) and finished second in the 1,600 (4:37.69). He also led the 4x800 relay team (8:21.44) to a first-place finish along with senior Matt Oberholzer and juniors Tyler Glenn and Clark Crawford. “Will has a relentless work ethic,” Ogdan said. Senior Joel Mary was third and fifth in the 110 and 300 hurdles, respectively, with times of 16.34 and 44.00, while senior Dustin Brown finished fourth in the shot put (4608.25) and fifth in the discus (116-00). The 4x100 relay team – comprised of juniors Alex Koth and Ryan Smith and freshmen Anthony Johnson and Luke Walker – finished third (45.40) Ogdan said he was also impressed with Reed Walter, Caleb Redslob, Dominic Panepinto and Ryan Schroer. “We are a blue-collar team focused on earning points in many events,” Ogdan said.

This week in tennis

• CHCA’s Ben Tedrick and Logan Henize beat Oakwood’s Court Wille and Wade Bridgeman 6-2, 7-5, in the second round of Division II Districts, May 20. The CHCA duo ended up fourth at districts after losing to Alter’s Ed Graul-Alex Witt in the semifinals and Oakwood’s Aaron Pruitt and Matt Carpenter in the consolation match May 22.


CHCA sophomore Parker Roe worked a bases-loaded walk on this pitch to win the game against Madeira.


Tigers ousted

By Tony Meale

Loveland High School senior Jordan Hawk pitches against La Salle during the Division I sectional finals at Mason May 20. The Tigers lost 6-1.

This week in lacrosse

• Mercy beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 19-6, May 17, in first round of Division II Sectionals. CHCA’s Sanders scored two goals and Dixon, Prop, Rafi and Easterday scored one goal each. • Ursuline beat Dublin Coffman 13-8 in the first round of the Regional tournament, May 19. Ursuline’s Nikki Hill and Annie Hauser scored two goals each, Megan Schnicke and Josie Male scored one goal each, Maggie Egan scored three and Kara Strasser scored four goals. Ursuline’s Alyssa McCarthy made five saves.

This week in softball

• Mason beat Ursuline 4-0, May 18 in Division I Sectional finals. Ursuline’s Alex Bren was 2-3 with a double. cpohiosports

Eagles bow in district final game


With runners on first and second and no outs, Loveland senior third baseman Mitch Louis fielded a ground ball, raced toward third base for a force out and threw a one-hopper to first to complete the double play against La Salle. Loveland got out of the inning unscathed.

Seeking its third straight district title, the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy baseball team fell short to a familiar foe. CHCA lost 11-1 to Badin in six innings in the Division III district finals at Kings High School May 13. The Rams also bested CHCA 2-0 April 20 and 172 in the regional finals last season. Badin advanced to the state final before falling 7-6 in extra innings to Gnadenhutten Indian Valley. CHCA ends the season 22-5. CHCA advanced to districts after engineering a late-game comeback to beat Madeira 5-4 in the sectional finals May 19. “We’ve been doing that all season,” head coach Larry Redwine said of his team’s clutch play. Consider: In a game against Milford April 3, the Eagles took an 8-0 lead, lost it and fell behind 9-8 only to win 10-9 in the seventh inning. A week later, they

trailed Lutheran West 6-0 before pulling out an 8-6 win. In the sectional finals, CHCA trailed Madeira 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh and tied the game on an RBI shot to center by senior Jacob Schomaker. Sophomore Parker Roe later worked a bases-loaded walk to end the game and give the Eagles a sectional title. “The biggest thing is that we were able to execute in our bunting game both offensively and defensively,” Redwine said. “We’ve played small ball with this team more than any other team I’ve had at CHCA.” In the end, small ball won out against a hard-hitting Madeira team. “Madeira is an extremely good-hitting team and has a few guys who are really good,” Redwine said. “I felt they would score against us.” CHCA senior pitcher John Lloyd finished with six strikeouts but struggled with his command, throwing only five off-speed pitches for strikes.

“He struggled,” Redwine said. “He was not the typical John Lloyd we have come to know and love.” Still, Redwine was happy with the win and called Lloyd, who entered the game with a 0.84 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 41.2 innings, an all-state-caliber player, along with Schomaker and senior Matt Williams, who are both hitting over .500 and have combined for more than 50 steals this season. Schomaker had three this against Madeira, while senior Ben Lewis, who is hovering around .450, had two. “Ben’s never hit fourth before, but he’s responded very well,” Redwine said. Redwine also credited catcher Nick Keith for his performance against Madeira. “He caught a great game,” Redwine said. “He threw a runner out early and it really slowed them down.” CHCA advanced to face Madeira after throttling Clark Montessori 25-0 in the sectional semis.


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Sports & recreation

May 26, 2010

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Six state titles

Eastside Cincinnati Catholic Wrestling Club wrestlers celebrate a record-breaking six individual state champion titles at the Junior High State Wrestling Tournament in March. They won every tournament they competed in, capping off the season with 12 state placers, including the six state champions. From left are state champions Quinton Rosser, Campbell Morton of Loveland, Austin Myers, Coach Duane Meyer of Loveland, Dean Meyer of Loveland, Coach Jerry Thornberry Sr., Dakota Sizemore, Chalmer Frueauf and Jerry Thornberry Jr. of Owensville.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Questioning decision

This letter is to the Loveland Board of Education who voted 4-1 for John Marschhausen to replace Kevin Boys as Loveland City Shool District superintendent. You are elected by the community and are therefore accountable to the community. In what way were you serving us when you offered the coveted position of superintendent to Marschhausen? It does not appear to be a data driven decision and the 4-1 vote is intriguing. The information I have gathered so far may answer my last question and it is as follows: • Marschhausen has five years experience. In those five years he has not been able to lead his district in academic success. They have not met AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) in the core subjects of our education system: reading and math proficiency.

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. • There is a 30 percent drop in math and reading scores in his eighth-grade student body. This means by end of eighth-grade they knew 30 percent less and it explains the reason for the district’s lack of honors programs. • He is a superintendent of a school district where all grades are in one building – the entire student body and staff fit into one building. A school size of about 1,300 students vs. Loveland at

CHATROOM May 19 questions

Should a U.S. Supreme Court justice have prior judicial experience? Why or why not? “I would think that a rational individual would respond by saying something like, ‘Isn’t that obvious?’ Likewise, the question ‘Why or why not?’ should be unnecessary. “The nine justices of the Supreme Court are appointed for life by the president currently in the White House when an opening occurs. I doubt that any ordinary human being over the age of 21 is without ideological bias, and that certainly applies to Supreme Court of the United States members. Therefore, presidents, according to their own bias, generally appoint someone they believe will help to promote their own ideological viewpoints. “These nine individuals, with lifetime appointments, have tremendous power, much greater in some ways that the 535 members of Congress. And since all human beings are fallible, it is a given that these justices will use their positions of power to implement rulings that are consistent with their own biases. “Serving as a magistrate in our judicial system will at least give a candidate some experience in seeing both sides of issues that end up in court, even if they remain biased. “To appoint someone who has no such judicial experience to the position of Supreme Court of the United States justice is simply ludicrous. It would be akin to appointing someone with no medical experience to head the AMA.” B.B. “The U.S. Supreme Court is the ultimate interpreter of the law of the land. Justices need to understand all the nuances of the law and relate current questions to the precedents that have gone before. “The most important attribute is to understand the law. Being a bench judge is certainly good experience but it is not the primary duty of a Supreme Court justice. Deep judicial understanding of the law, a breadth of academic experience and exceptional logical

Next questions Which roads in your community are most in need of repair? Does the Reds’ early-season success make it more likely that you will go to a game, or more games, this season? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. skills and intelligence are much more important. “A new justice will have a long time to learn the skills of the bench on the job and the benefit of the best teachers in the land, his or her fellow justices.” F.S.D. “Yes, by all means. Some top jobs, like president, are filled by persons with no experience, but the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment. If a justice is found lacking in judicial skills it’s too late.” R.V. “The question is not ‘should’ – which forces a negative response to imply they should not. That would be ridiculous. “The proper question is ‘must’ – as in, ‘Must a US Supreme Court Justice have prior judicial experience?’ “My answer is no, but I would expect that he or she bring other legal experience and qualifications to the table, such as being a long term and well-respected Harvard Law School professor. E.S.

Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: loveland@community Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Loveland Herald may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. about 4,800 students means there are more students in one Loveland campus (Loveland High School) than Marschhausen had in his whole district • Only 42 percent of his teachers have masters degrees vs. Loveland’s 71 percent. Please refer to the board minutes for his response to this question. Essentially, it says that workshops can replace higher education for his teachers. Clearly, he does not see

the fiduciary responsibility to support continuous learning for his staff. • He has little to no experience in addressing varied populations within a district: a) no special education background; b) no ESL experience (there are no minorities in his district); c) no Honors or AP programs, and d) a track record that shows little to no success over an extended period of time. The data we see, tells us Marschhausen does not meet the community’s standards. What compensation package was offered since Dr. Boys’ vast experience and knowledge equated to approximately $130,000. What does five years bring to the table? Megan Sweeney Deerview Drive Loveland

Sign hazardous to driving

Has anyone ever noticed our Loveland Chamber sign when trying to pull out from Wall Street onto West Loveland Avenue? I do most days. Last year, I had to sit in the passenger seat while teaching my 15-year-old to drive. It seems dangerous to try to look through the space between both signs, especially in the morning. I have complained kindly to the city, the police (who really tried to help the situation) and the Chamber. I was told plainly that “the powers that be” (whoever that is) will only change this if something bad happens or if I wrote a letter. It’s been six months. I prefer the letter. Constance Schebor Fallis Road Loveland

BWC efforts lead to savings for most Ohio employers A column by State Sen. Shannon Jones, recently published in this paper, suggested Ohio’s workers’ compensation system is stifling small business growth in the state. I assure you this is not the case. Over the past three years, BWC and its Board of Directors have been diligent in bringing stability, fairness and equity to the rates Ohio employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The results are phenomenal. Effective July 1, Ohio’s base rates will be 35 percent lower than they were for the 2007 policy year – their lowest point in at least two decades. Our efforts have made Ohio’s rates among the most competitive for future economic development in the Midwest. We have taken strategic and successful steps to not only lower the base rates that are used to compute workers’ compensation insurance premiums, but to significantly lower premium costs for more than half of Ohio’s private employers. For the July 1, 2009, policy year, this group of employers experienced a more than 25-percent rate drop, resulting in a collective $139 million in savings in just one year. Utilizing the expertise of professional actuaries and the recommendations of the comprehensive study, over the past three years, BWC and its board of directors have made gradual reductions to the group discount to bring fairness and to guarantee employers are paying the right rate for the risk they pose to the system.

What advice would you give John Marschhausen as he begins his job as Loveland Schools superintendent? What should his top priorities be? No responses.

A compilation of quotes from this week’s Loveland Herald:

Symmes Township trustees recently gave Administrator Gerry Beckman the authority to restrict parking on township roads when necessary. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? No responses.

“You found an opportunity to resolve an issue that’s a problem for a lot of people in the community and you found a great solution. You can be part of the

On July 1, that discount will be set at 51 percent, giving grouprated employers a more than halfoff discount to their workers’ compensation costs. This is a significant discount for those who qualify, and it is a figure that is in a range of actuarial soundness. Sen. Jones also made reference to a BWC surplus. This notion of a surplus is a common misconception. Like any insurance company, BWC is required to have reserve funds set aside to manage the system’s 1.3 million open claims. Unlike private insurance companies, BWC is able to discount those reserves, meaning that our “surplus” is actually less than a private company would be required to maintain. Many claims require a onetime payment for medical fees, but a large number require medical and indemnity payments for many years, and in our most severe cases, over the lifetime of the injured worker. Our oldest open claim was filed in 1940 – 70 years ago! Last year we received about 120,000 new claims. Finally, the issue of opening Ohio to a competitive system was addressed in the column. While lawmakers debate the value of a competitive system over a monopolistic system, BWC continues to focus on providing outstanding service to employers and injured workers. These services come with little overhead and a great return-oninvestment for Ohio employers. Of the nearly $2 billion Ohio employers pay in premium each year, 96 percent of their investment goes

directly to the care and wellbeing of injured Marsha Ryan workers and Community their families. Press guest Private insurers columnist average about 69 cents of every dollar on customer care and service. BWC is able to operate with such efficiency because as a state entity, the Bureau is not subject to federal and state taxes, does not operate for a profit and charges in arrears, allowing the employer to only pay for coverage they used in the previous payroll cycle. Additionally, BWC’s cost savings are passed on directly to the employer through lower premiums. While reform may be a difficult process, BWC and our professional board of directors have refused to allow the system to continue to function at a less than optimal level. Today’s BWC is much different, delivering fair, stable and equitable premium costs for Ohio employers. Our benefits for injured workers are competitive, and promote a safe, swift return to work. And new, safety-based cost saving programs are helping to further lower costs for employers, while enhancing safety efforts for Ohio’s workforce. BWC is undergoing a positive transformation that has its roots in cost savings, safety and outstanding services. Marsha P. Ryan is administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

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Roger and Carol Rosenthal of Blue Ash were featured in a recent issue of Soap Opera Digest for bidding the highest in a silent auction for a picture with “Days of our Lives” cast members. The auction was conducted at a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Couple hobnobs with soap stars Bjorlin (character name: Chloe Lane), Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas), Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton), Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip Kiriakis) and Eric Martsolf (Brady Black). The Rosenthals are member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “My wife, Carol, and I watch ‘Days of our Lives’ religiously and really enjoyed our trip to Dallas to be part of this worthwhile event since it was for a very worthy cause,” Roger said. “Both of our mothers were affected with this terrible disease. “We had a blast meeting the actors that we watch on television and they were very friendly and down-toearth,” he said. Carol Rosenthal, 58, is an ultrasound technician. Reported by Jeanne Houck


Grill out

Hamilton County Park District is hosting Friday Night grillouts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Symmes Township. There is an outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. It includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. The event also features music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. Music is by Katie Pritchard. The cost is $3.95-$9.25; a parking permit is required. Call 791-1663.

Bell study

The Bell Study Group of Cincinnati is hosting the Bell Study Group of Cincinnati Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. The event features lunch followed by a special program, “Bells at Disney World,” at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College. Bring a bell for show and tell. Bell enthusiasts are welcome. Call 831-1728.

Nature program

Hamilton County Park District is hosting the Butterfly Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. It is the basics of butterflies and crafts for children. It is open to all ages. The program is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 5217275 or visit





Summer fun is more than a religious experience


Who’s that smiling out from the pages of Soap Opera Digest with “Days of our Lives” cast members? It’s Roger and Carol Rosenthal of Blue Ash. “We were in Dallas at an Alzheimer’s benefit recently where actors from our favorite soap opera, “Days of our Lives,” were helping raise money for this terrible disease,” said Roger Rosenthal, 54, a freelance writer. “They had a silent auction in which one of the items was a photo taken with the actors to be published in Soap Opera Digest. “Needless to say, we were the high bidders,” Rosenthal said. Rosenthal and his wife bid $1,000 to benefit the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. For that they won a place on page 66 of the May 18 edition of Soap Opera Digest with actors Nadia


Ostrich 5K run

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development is hosting the Bashful Ostrich 5K Run at 9 a.m. Monday, May 31, at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. The event also includes a 1K run for children ages 3-12 at 9:45 a.m. and a Diaper Dash at 9:50 a.m. for ages 2 and under. Proceeds benefit survivors of sexual abuse. There is also an after party with food and music. Cost is $13, $10 ages 15 and under. Registration is required. Call 293-8946 or visit

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Good Shepherd Big BQ

8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery Hours: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23 Family and friends picnic. Game booths, hermit crab races, magician, stilt walker, fire show at 4:30 p.m., train rides, nine-hole mini golf and bingo with prizes. Barbecue chicken dinner 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $9; tickets for dinner must be purchased in advance. Other food items also available. More information: 489-8815;


The Firefighters Dunk Booth Challenge at last year’s Loveland’s Amazing Race.

Panegyri Greek Festival

Silverton Summer Concert and Street Fest

Saturday, June 5, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. With Griffin House and the Trouble With Boys. Bring lawnchairs.

St. Gertrude Parish Festival

6551 Miami Ave., Madeira Hours: Friday, June 11, 6 p.m.11:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 12, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 13, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. More than 60 booths and rides. Food, auction, air-conditioned gaming hall and entertainment including live bands, magician, clowns and TERRENCE HUGE/CONTRIBUTOR puppet show. Family friendly. Salt and Pepper is name of this ride (as in shakin’). More information: 513-494-1391; Here the early evening sun illuminates two high school seniors Levi Davis, of Reading, and Misaki Okumura, of Sycamore Township, as they hang vertically suspended high above the “Taste of Blue St. Michael Parish Festival 11144 Spinner Ave., Sharonville Ash” crowdin 2009. Hours: Friday, June 11, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, June 12, 6 pm. to St. Gabriel Summer Fest 48 W. Sharon Road, Glendale midnight; Sunday, June 13, 3 p.m. to Hours: Friday, June 18, 6 p.m.-11 10 p.m. Friday – St. Michael Pride Night. p.m.; Saturday, June 19, 6 p.m.-11 Entertainment by Naked Karate p.m.; Sunday, June 20, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Grand raffle, quilt raffle, gamGirls. Saturday – Entertainment by The Rusty Griswolds; Sunday – ride bling, game booths, food and beverspecial 3 p.m. to -5 p.m.; video horse ages, rides and entertainment. More information: 771-4700; racing; entertainment by Parrots of the Caribbean. All days – Rides, Kid- die Korner, raffle, card games, food, music, bid-and-buy, Guitar Hero con- St. Vivian Church Festival test and more. 7600 Winton Road, Finneytown More information: 563-6377; Hours: Friday, June 18, , 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, June 20, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. SymmesFest Father's Day fireworks 10 p.m.; Symmes Township Park, 11600 Food, games, booths, rides, gambling Lebanon Road, Symmes Township Hours: Thursday, June 17, 6 p.m.- and music. More information: 728-4331 11 p.m.; Friday, June 18, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Loveland’s Amazing Race Thursday – Music by Robin Lacy Downtown Loveland and DeZydeco; Friday – Music by Hours: Saturday, June 19 Never Enuf; Saturday – Music by Event for two-person or corporate Chrome. All days – Rides, games, teams. food, fireworks and entertainment. More information: Doug Portman, More information: 583-3001, ext. 677-6787; www.lovelandsamazin6259;

Fishing tourney

St. Margaret of York Festival

9483 Columbia Road, Deerfield Township Hours: Friday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday – Former Cincinnati Red Ron Oester autograph signing 6-8 p.m.; Music by the Rusty Griswolds 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Spaghetti dinner served indoors. Saturday – Toot’s wing eating contest 6 p.m.; music by the Menus 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Mexican Dinner served indoors. Sunday – Children’s sundae eating contest 4 p.m.; music by Second Wind 6-9:30 p.m.; roasted chicken dinner by Nelson’s served indoors. Rides, games, food and entertainment. Nightly dinners available. All ages. More information: 683-7100,

Taste of Blue Ash

Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads Hours: Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Various types of cuisine from local restaurants and family fun area. Music by Atlanta Rhythm Section, Little River Band, Player, Night Ranger, the Guess Who and Phil Vassar. More information: 745-8500,

Loveland Art Show

Hamilton County Park District is hosting the Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 31, at Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. Registration is at 9 a.m. Trophies are awarded. It is open to ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. The event is free. Call 521-7275.

Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Loveland Hours: Sunday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Juried fine arts show, children’s crafts, music, food and more. Starving Artists’ Cafe. More information can be found at or at

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Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown How much: $2; free ages 12 and under Hours: Friday, June 25, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 26, 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, June 27, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School. The parish belongs to the Diocese of Detroit, part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. More information: 591-0043,


The traditional kick-off to summer for many families in Madeira and surrounding communities will take place during the weekend of June 11-June 13at the annual St. Gertrude Parish Festival.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive. Suite 100, Gallery. Artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. Through May 31. 683-2340; Loveland.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Pick your own strawberries, browse garden center, pet goats and view ducklings. $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 697-9173; Loveland.


Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Eight wines available for tasting during regular store hours. Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 7949463; Kenwood.



Motherless Daughters Support Network, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For adult women who have lost or missed nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters. 677-5064. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road. Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 8


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


Steve Barone, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike. Solo guitarist. 561-5233. Mariemont. Bone Voyage, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

Waiting on Ben, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Trio show. Inclement weather moves performance inside 9 p.m. Corner Pub, 7833 Cooper Road. 791-3999. Montgomery. Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.



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


The Dixie Swim Club, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Comedy. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through May 30. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. Through Aug. 26. 247-2100. Symmes Township. Guided Meditation, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to meditate to reduce stress, increase inner peace and calmness and encourage clear-thinking mind. Also learn to give and receive shoulder massage. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

Rick Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Dixie Swim Club, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Mother’s Day Tea & Mini Massage, 1 p.m.3 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Treat yourself and mom that you know to tea, sweets and mini upper back massage. Ages 55 and up. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 2 9


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland.


Trivia, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Through the Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Chance to win gift certificates and other prizes. Free. Through Dec. 18. 791-2199. Blue Ash.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Bell Study Group of Cincinnati Meeting, 11:30 a.m. Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road. Lunch followed by a special program, “Bells at Disney World,” at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College. Bring a bell for show and tell. Bell enthusiasts welcome. Presented by Bell Study Group of Cincinnati. 831-1728. Blue Ash.


Healthy Cooking Classes, noon-1:30 p.m. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Learn to make two healthy and delicious meals. Ages 14-90. $22. 315-3943; Silverton.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. You Deserve a Night Out, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Sushi and select wine bottles available at 30 percent off. Reservations suggested. 554-1040. Blue Ash. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; Sycamore Township.


Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m. Duo Musica Cincinnatia. Linda Lally, organ; Barbara Watson, piano. Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288; 237-3636. Montgomery. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Dix’s “Grand American Fantasy” and Richard Rodgers’ “Victory at Sea,” plus two movements from Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor.” Second half features Blue Ash Youth Symphony, Dale Swisher, director. Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 232-0949; Blue Ash.


Prizoner, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Rick Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Dixie Swim Club, 4 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


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. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; Loveland.


Hamilton County Park District is hosting Friday Night Grillouts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. There is an outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. It includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. The event also features music, fishing demonstrations and a naturalist’s wildlife programs. Music is by Katie Pritchard. The cost is $3.95-$9.25; a parking permit is required. Call 791-1663 or visit S U N D A Y, M A Y 3 0


‘80s Memorial Day Party, 5 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. DJ, trivia and ‘80s Best Dressed Contest. Throwback ‘80s food and drink menus. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Joint Choir Concert, 9:40 a.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Cincinnati Brass Band joins Armstrong Chapel Chancel Choir and Cathedral Choir of the Hyde Park Community UMC in a Memorial Day Weekend service of remembrance and praise featuring 60-plus voices. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill.


The Three Heads of Death Tour, 7 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. Metal music by Hester Prynne, Did You Mean Australia?, Aegaeon and Society’s Plague. $8, $5 ages 21 and up. 793-3360; Silverton.


Rick Gutierrez, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Dixie Swim Club, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3 1


Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland.


Team Trivia, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Montgomery Towne Tavern, 10813 Montgomery Road. Free. Through Dec. 27. 489-2228. Montgomery.

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Splash!, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive.Thirty-minute, scheduled water safety lessons.YMCA certified aquatic instructors teach backyard and community pool, boating, and beach safety. Children receive introductory swim lessons.Ages 5-11. Free. Registration required. 791-5000. Blue Ash. DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Scripturally based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill.


Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Kid’s Night at Chick-fil-A, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. Chick-fil-A. Children receive free kid’s meal with purchase of a regular meal. Family friendly. Free. 793-7149; Kenwood. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance.Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


Rubber Stamping 101, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginners stamp and create handmade greetings cards. With Beth of Stampin Up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3

DANCE CLASSES Beginning Line Dancing Lessons, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township. FARMERS MARKET

Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Madeira,, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 6238058; Madeira. Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.


Pick Your Own Strawberries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, $1.75 per pound. Daily picking times change, check website. 697-9173; Loveland.

HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day Field Mass, 11 a.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road. Father David Sunberg of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, presides. Lawn chairs welcome. Rain moves event to Good Shepherd Church. Free. 489-0300; Montgomery.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK No Saints, No Saviors, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 791-2753. Symmes Township.


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. PROVIDED

The newly renovated Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery at the Newport Aquarium will show off some of the strangest marine animals there are, such as a fish that walks and crabs with 10-feet-long legs. Pictured is a Giant Pacific octopus that will be on display in a new multi-dimensional, 360 degree, see-through aquarium. The aquarium begins extended summer hours Friday, May 28, which are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and last until Sept. 4. Current hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $22, $15 for ages 2-12, and free for 2 and under. Visit

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


The ASA Action Sports World Tour comes to Kings Island from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, with five of the top pro skateboarders and BMX stars from the X Games showcasing their talents with performances each day. Skateboarders Anthony Furlong and Josh Stafford and BMX riders Jay Eggleston, Koji Kraft and Jimmy Walker (pictured) will perform. The shows are free with park admission or a season pass. Visit


Some thoughts on going or not going to church We don’t go to church for God’s sake, we go for ours. Some think when we worship we’re doing God a favor. There’s also the impression we’re gaining points with God or using our attendance as a bargaining chip – “I do this for you, God, now you do something good for me!” Worshipping with those attitudes proves one thing – our spiritual life is in the childish category. God doesn’t need favors, doesn’t keep count, and doesn’t enter into quid pro quo deals, i.e. you scratch my divine back and I’ll scratch yours. God just loves us intensely. Worshipping is just one of many ways that we say with our lives, “And I love you, too!” More than clergy encourage developing the spiritual dimension of a person’s life. Psychiatrist Carl

Jung reached the conclusion that besides sexuality and aggression, there was in us a religious function of the utmost importance which we neglect at our peril. In “Modern Man In Search of a Soul,” Jung wrote: “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the past resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. “It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has really healed who did not regain this religious outlook.” True spiritual health programs psychological health, and vice versa. “True” is italicized because not all organized religions are

healthy. Religion is, ironically, the safest place to hide from God and become spiritually malformed. But in its healthy forms, religion is also one of the best places to find God. So, caveat emptor! Let the buyer (believer) beware. Humans are social beings. Gathering together for a common purpose in a church or temple, listening to the words of scripture, hymns, preaching and prayers gradually forms us. God’s grace is subtly present. If we’re open to it we gain personal insights into the meaning of life itself as well as our own individual lives and relationships. All this engenders understanding, serenity and a courage amidst the storms that often rage outside or inside us. When the spiritual dimension of life is undeveloped, we lack this

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invisible means of support. Lacking faith, the weight of our struggles and sufferings can intensify or overwhelm us. A minister, preaching on the need to grow spiritually, entitled his sermon it: “Faith: you can’t wait ’til you need it.” Some excuses for not attending church are the following. 1. “Look at the news, there’s just a bunch of hypocrites there.” That’s correct. A church or temple is not a museum for saints but a hospital for sinners. 2. “Organized religion is just a crutch to try and handle life.” Response? “And what makes you think you don’t limp?” 3. “I pray better to God by myself in nature.” That’s wonderful. But we still benefit much from the communal nature of worship. 4. “I don’t get anything out of


the religious service, so who go?” Granted, some places of worship are not in touch with people’s needs today. They offer ill-prepared servFather Lou ices, mediocre Guntzelman music and inadequate preaching. Perspectives If that’s so, try somewhere else. Your spiritual life is too important to abandon. 5. “I’m too busy to attend church services.” Guess whose priorities are out of whack? Yes, life is too busy. But the question Jesus Christ once asked still holds true: “What does it profit you to gain the whole world and lose yourself in the process?” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Selling home might reveal true property value actually sold for next to nothing recently and she believes its those sales that have adversely affected her home’s value. “We’re definitely finding that values can be lower than the auditor’s assessed value because that value was done a few years ago,” said Guy Wesselkamper, a certified residential appraiser. Wesselkamper, who was not involved in McGee’s

appraisal, said one local survey done by another appraiser found area home values have lost about 10 year’s worth of appreciation. “The median value in 2000 was $129,000. It went up to $133,000, then $138,400, and it kept going up. Then it started going down, and right now we’re at $129,000 again,” he said. McGee said, “I just feel

like there are other people out there that aren’t aware of what’s going on and they need to find out. They may be planning on selling their house expecting to get one amount, and they’re not going to get it.” Fortunately, those buying McGee’s house really wanted it, even though a second appraisal also put the value at $530,000. As a result, they paid additional money to make

the deal work – but McGee said she still lost money. Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes said he’s not surprised by the drop in the home’s value. He said some prior appraisals had been greatly inflated and now appraisers may actually be deflating values in order to protect the banks. In addition, the county’s last mass appraisal was in 2008 – just before many values dropped. Rhodes

said new county appraisals will be done next Howard Ain year and will take Hey Howard! effect in January, 2012. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


You could be paying too much in property taxes if the value of your house has dropped significantly. Unfortunately, you may not realize just how much of a drop there’s been until you go to sell it. That’s what an area woman says she’s learned. Mary McGee said she was fine with the county auditor’s value of her Loveland house, which had gone up in value over the six years she’s owned and made improvements to it. McGee says, “When I went to sell the house my expectation was I would be able to sell it for at least what it was appraised for.” The auditor’s website set the value at $630,000. “There was no problem with the buyer, it’s just that when his appraiser came back, (hired by) his mortgage company, the appraisal was so low it just devastated us, devastated everyone,” said McGee. The house was appraised at $530,000, which is $100,000 lower than the value given by the county auditor in his 2008 appraisal. In fact, at that time, the auditor said her home had actually increased in value. “I didn’t do anything but pay more taxes, and then I really didn’t feel the effect of this until I sold my home. I’m wondering about other people, (I’m speaking up) for other people,” she said. McGee said some of the homes in her neighborhood and surrounding area have

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We finally got most of the garden in, except for pickling cucumbers, more summer squash and pumpkins. Our corn is up a couple of inches, and the bachelor buttons that I transplanted from volunteer seeds (they overwintered in the garden) have turned into a 20-foot row of bobbing pink and blue flowers. They make a nice border next to the early greens. And if Mother Nature cooperates, we’ll soon be picking strawberries and gathering in my kitchen to make homemade jams. We like the cooked jam and the recipe is always included in the box of pectin that you buy.

Sugar-free strawberry jam

Try this with other berries and gelatin, as well. 2 cups strawberries 1 cup cold water 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin, sugar free Crush berries in saucepan. Add water and gelatin and mix well. Over medium heat, bring mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a few minutes. Pour into jars, let set until cool, and then cover. Store in the refrigerator for a week or frozen up to a month or so.

Homemade gourmet strawberry syrup

Try this over ice cream, pancakes or even as a flavoring for sodas and shakes. Pour some into some carbonated water or lemon soda and crushed ice for an impromptu spritzer. Again, any type of good, ripe berry can be used. Minimum cooking time is the key to freshness. You’ll get about 3 cups.

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Line colander or strainer with double layer of damp cheesecloth. Set over bowl. Combine berries and water and bring slowly to boiling point. Reduce heat and cook very slowly for 10 minutes. Pour into lined colander/strainer and let stand, without squeezing, until juice has dripped into bowl. Then gently squeeze pulp to get remaining juice. Measure juice into saucepan. For every cup of juice, add 1 cup sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and syrup comes to a boil. Boil two minutes. Remove from heat, skim off foam and put a few drops of coloring in if you want. Pour into clean jars and cool. Cover and refrigerate up to two months or freeze up to a year. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Speed scratch strawberry crisp

Or should I call it strawberry “dump” cake? This uses the same technique for the popular “dump” cakes, where you just “dump” ingredients in a pan, layering as you go. Make this with 2 pounds frozen, unsweetened berries if you can’t get fresh. Try raspberries in here, too. 7-8 cups strawberries, caps removed

1 box, 18.25 oz, plain yellow cake mix 2 sticks butter or margarine, cut into little pieces Whipped cream for garnish Toasted slivered almonds for garnish (optional but good)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put berries in bottom of sprayed 13-by-9 baking pan. Cover with half of dry cake mix. Sprinkle half of butter over mix. Cover with rest of mix and sprinkle rest of butter pieces of top. Bake 1 hour or so until golden and crisp on top. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream and a sprinkling of the toasted nuts.

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Like Frisch’s tartar sauce: For Eileen Coon, an Erlanger reader. “I’d like a homemade recipe with no preservatives,” she said.

Tips from readers

Cottage cheese pie: This is one popular pie. Most readers, including Joan Daugherty, who baked “Pie No. 3,” said it took a lot longer to bake, up to 11⁄2 hours, though it was delicious. Some of you wanted to know what kind of canned milk is in Mrs. Bauer’s recipe. My thinking is it is evaporated, not condensed. Darker sauerbraten gravy: I’m still getting tips about this, and most, including Marge Thomas of Western Hills, said to either brown it in a dry skillet on top of the stove, or put it in an ovenproof skillet and brown slowly in the oven, stirring occasionally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is a herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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It’s time to put all your taters in a basket Have you ever tried growing potatoes in tough old clay soil? The results are usually less than bad. But here’s the perfect solution for growing great potatoes. Grow them in a pot. Now, whether you’ve got clay soil, live in an apartment, or don’t have a garden at all, you can grow potatoes the ole yardboy way. And that’s in a container. Here’s what you’ll need: 1.) The container – I like to use bushel baskets. They breathe well, allow for good drainage, and they look good! But any container, plastic, wood or clay, laundry baskets, trash cans, potato planter bags, etc. will work, as long as it has good

drainage, and is at least 12 to 18 inches wide and at least 10 to 12 inches deep. Ron Wilson You can In the even use garden chicken wire fencing and create a potato tube to grow them in, or try stacking tires and growing inside them. 2.) Top grade potting mix – Use the good stuff for better results. If you have a compost pile, good compost will work too. Finely shredded is best. Folks have even used straw and ground leaves. Also, an all purpose garden food, Osmocote, and or

Miracle Gro. (Feeding your containers can be done by mixing a general garden food in with the potting mix at the beginning and as added to the growing potato plants, or use Osmocote for a slow-release season-long feeding, supplemented with occasional Miracle Gro when watering (maybe tow to three times during the summer), or using all natural fertilizers from start to finish will work as well.) 3.) Seed potatoes – These aren’t the ones you buy from the grocery store. These are found at the garden stores (or feed stores) and are used specifically for growing potatoes. Any variety will work. We don’t recommend using potatoes from the pro-

duce department at the grocery. Many have been treated with a growth inhibitor to keep them from sprouting. But organically grown spuds should work if needed. Fill the bottom of your pot with 6 to 8 inches of the soil-less mix (or compost). Take a large seed potato, or a couple medium sized, cut up into pieces that contain the eyes, and evenly distribute those in the top of the soil-less mix. I usually plant around 6 to 8 to 10 pieces with eyes per basket. If you’re not sure about the “eyes,” you can plant whole potatoes, or cut them in half and plant the halves. Plant a bit heavier than usual when planting in containers. Cover over with another


Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at

Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 1958-1969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 19701979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 1980-1989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 19901999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 20002010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your group and create your own happy hour at a destination of your choice. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Any form received after July 31 will be returned. Contact

Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Mount Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. For more information, e-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@

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The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

top of the basket, and then fill in around the foliage with your soil-less mix (or compost) until the basket is full of soil. Now you’re all set for growing potatoes! Let your potatoes grow all summer – remember water when needed, especially during the heat of the summer (again, don’t over-water). Come late summer or fall when the foliage starts to yellow, cut it off, dump out your soil, and you’ll have a basket full of taters! It’s that easy. (New potatoes are simply harvested earlier in the season) Good luck! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at

Cincinnati North Social Security office relocating The Cincinnati North office of the Social Security Administration has moved to a new location effective Monday, May 24. The new office address is 10205 Reading Road, Evendale, about five miles of the old office location.

The new Cincinnati North office will be open to the public with full service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 24. Social Security has five other offices in the Cincinnati area including downtown, Batavia, Hamilton, Middletown and Florence, Ky.

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Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 831-8215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189.

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Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.








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Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.


Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for more information.

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Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 3782454 with questions.

2 to 3 inches of soil-less mix, water in thoroughly, and sit your container in the sun. Water as needed, thoroughly moistening the soil, then letting it dry and then watering it again. Once your potatoes start to grow, water as needed. Again, do not over water. Now that your potatoes are growing, you have a couple options: 1.) As the potatoes grow, keep adding your soil-less mix (or compost) to the container, always keeping about 4 inches of foliage showing. Continue this process until the container is filled to within a couple inches of the top of the basket. Or 2.) Let the foliage grow until it’s approximately 3 to 4 inches above the

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May 26, 2010

A visit from fairies


Professional actors from ArtReach, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, perform “Hansel and Gretel” for Loveland Intermediate School fifth-graders. From left: Taryn Bryant, Stevyn Carmona, Keven McDaniel and Carly Crawford.

Pond / Water Gardens / Storm Water Basins Clinic Thinking about building a pond, having problems with aquatic weeds and want to know how aeration can improve the overall health of your pond? Don’t know where to begin installing a water garden? Do you live in a residential subdivision or condominium development and wonder what your responsibilities are or how to inspect and maintain your storm water basin? Please join the knowledgeable staff from the Hamilton and Butler County SWCDs along with experts to find answers to all of your questions.

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Professional actors from ArtReach, a division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presented “Hansel and Gretel” to the fifth- and sixth-graders of Loveland Intermediate School. These two performances were free to the students. This musical romp featured a strange old lady in the woods who happened to be part giant, part ogre, part elf and part troll. The students followed the sleuths as they sang, danced, and discovered the hidden truth about the dear old lady in that gingerbread cottage! This performing arts event was made possible with the sponsorship of The Loveland Arts Council, Loveland Intermediate School and Loveland Firefighters Association. “It was wonderful to watch hundreds of fifth- and sixthgraders intrigued by this modern day version of such a classic fairy tale” said Kay Bolin O’Grady, Loveland Arts Council president.


Fifth-graders from Loveland Intermediate School enjoy a performance of "Hansel and Gretel" by members of ArtReach and Children’s Theater of Cincinnati.

How healthy is Clermont County? A new report measuring the overall health of counties in every state across the country ranks the current health of Clermont County citizens as 32nd among Ohio’s 88 counties. The County Health Rankings report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute also measures key factors that impact a community’s health such as the quality of health care, individual behaviors, educa-

tion, jobs and the environment. “This report allows everyone to compare the overall health of their county with all other counties in their state,” said Clermont Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Clermont County ranks 33rd when it comes to measuring overall health factors, but scored low for health behaviors. “Based on the report, there is good news and some not so good for Clermont County,” said Lambert. ‘Too many people are still smoking, drinking and participating in risky sexual behavior. We also need to do better when it comes to eating properly and exercising,” she said. “We weren’t surprised

when we saw the low ranking in the category for health behaviors,” said Lambert. “In 2009, the Clermont Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (Clermont CAN) released the Clermont County 2009 Health Needs Assessment which clearly showed that residents were significantly worse than state and national averages in binge drinking, lack of physical activity, smoking and obesity rates,” she said. The County Health Rankings indicate 27 percent of adults living in the county smoke, 31 percent of adults are obese, 15 percent participate in binge drinking, and the teen birth rate and motor vehicle death crash rates are above the state average.

“These are behaviors that we choose to do that directly impact our health,” Lambert said. “This information will help us as we move forward in determining how to target our prevention programs.” If interested in becoming part of Clermont CAN, or to participate in the retreat, contact the Clermont County General Health District at 732-7499. The County Health Rankings report is available online at The Clermont County 2009 Health Needs Assessment report can be found on the health district’s website by clicking the Clermont CAN icon at

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The Cardinal Chorale (the 40 voice traveling contingent of the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir) will visit Cincinnati Monday, June 28. They will perform a 90-minute concert at 7:30 p.m. with the theme “The Road Home” at the church. The concert is free. Disciple Bible Study Classes are forming for the fall. Call the church for the schedule of upcoming classes. All are welcome. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. Wednesday Worship is at 7:30 p.m. June 2 through Aug. 18. Mother/Daughter Circle meets at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21. They’ll make caramel popcorn balls and watch a movie. Call the church for more details. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool is accepting registrations for its second annual Summer Camp. There are still openings in the “Budding Artists” camp which will be held the week of June 28-July 1. The cost is $70 and is open to children ages 2 1⁄2 to 6. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and your camper will enjoy outdoor activities, music, art, stories, lunch with friends and more. For more information, call the Preschool office at 683-4256. The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adventure, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more at www. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

The cemetery is hosting the annual Memorial Day Field Mass at 11

a.m. Monday, May 31. The celebrant this year is Father David Sunberg of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. (Mass will be moved to Good Shepherd Parish in the event of inclement weather.) The cemetery office will be open extended hours on Saturday and Monday to assist visitors. These hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cemetery is at 11000 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 4890300.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The dates are: June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting VBS Galactic Blast: a Cosmic Adventure Praising God! Board the starship Galactic Praise from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21-25. Dinner at the Astro Bistro Sunday, June 27, space cadets report what they learned. Immediately following church there will be a barbecue picnic prepared and blessed by the “holy smokers.” Again this year, the church will be collecting non-perishable food items for the L.I.F.E. food pantry. They would like you to bring case lots, if possible, but any food item will be acceptable. To be part of part of a cosmic adventure and more details, call the church at 6832525 or visit 2010.htm. All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m.

every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The church is hosting Drive Thru Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month beginning May 5. Members of “The Dittos” Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be setting up two prayer stations outside in the upper parking lot for persons in the community and congregation to “drive thru” and request prayer. In addition to praying for the persons that “drive thru,” a prayer card, light refreshments and a LUMC Welcome Brochure will be shared by the bible study members. The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.


Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.



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River Hills Christian Church

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





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Ascension Lutheran Church

2010 Music at Ascension series continues with a piano-organ duet of sacred and secular music Saturday, May 29. Former Ascension musician Linda Hill Lally and Barbara Watson will feature Joel Raney’s virtuoso arrangement of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and also several works of Copland and Gershwin that are sure to send the audience out humming. The concert is provided free of charge to all who would like to attend. The start time is 7 p.m. The Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Bible Study is discussing “Living Beyond Yourself: Fruits of the Spirit” by Beth Moore. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. Babysitting is provided. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Loveland Herald

May 26, 2010




Loveland Herald


Clint J. Hobbs

Clint J. Hobbs, 59, of Loveland died May 18. Survived by father, John Hobbs; wife, Beverly (nee Race) Hobbs; children, Clint Hobbs Jr., Crystal (Jaimie) Keeton, Christopher Hobbs Lee (Krista) Hobbs, Megan (Brian Cornett) Baker and Pete Leonard; grandchildren,

May 26, 2010

| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134 BIRTHS



Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township


Corinna, CJ, Ciaira, Christopher, Carolyn and Nathan; 10 siblings; and dog, “Baby.” Preceded in death by mother, Margaret Johnson. Services were May 21 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Clyde H. Jenkins

Beatty and Bobbie Tracy of Miami Township; sons, Harvey Jenkins and Danny; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Barton and Nancy Mason; and brother, Rocky Jenkins. Preceded in death by wife, Roberta Jenkins; sister, Alice Mason; and brother, Paul Jenkins. Services were held at the convenience of the family.

Paul Richard Kellish

Clyde H. Jenkins, 72, of Loveland died May 14. Survived by daughters, Nancy

Paul Richard Kellish, 66, of Loveland died April 30. Survived by wife, Patricia (nee Brown) Kellish; son, Daniel Kellish; daughters, Karen (Joseph) Gaughan, Pamela (Daniel) Curns, Kimberly


(Scott) DeMonte and Stephanie Kellish; parents, Stanley and Ethel (nee Richard) Kellish; brothers, David (Cristine) Kellish, Alan Kellish, Kellish Donald (Michele) Kellish and Michael Kellish; sisters, Virginia (James) Lynch, Janet (Brian) Stanley, Susan Stevens and Nancy (Steven) Zacharek; grandchildren, Jessie, Catie, and Dani Gaughan, Sarah and Rachel Curns, and Emily and Sidney DeMonte; sister-in-law, Lorraine (William) Wynne; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Robert Kellish; and brother-in-law, Donald Stevens. Services will be held at a later date in his hometown of Minoa, N.Y. Memorials to: KOA Care Camps, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.

Thomas C. Massung

Thomas C. Massung, 47, of Loveland died May 17. Survived by wife, Pamela K. (nee Masteller) Massung; sons, Sean, Michael and Jeremy Massung; mother, Louise (nee DeCarbo) Massung; brothers, Tim (Dee) Massung and James (Sherry) Massung; and niece, Alexandra Massung. Preceded in death Massung by father, Franklyn Massung. Services were May 20 at Lakeview United Church of Christ, Maineville. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633957 Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; or to U.M. Cancer Center Adrenal Cancer Program, 1500 East Medical Ct. Drive, Room 1207, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.



Jacob B. Miracle, 24, 2275 Ohio 132, assault, May 6. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, May 6. Joseph S. Pels, 18, 8433 Smith Road, theft, May 7. Derek Miller, 20, 969 Ohio 28 No. 97, drug possession, May 7. Charles Bundy, 46, 70 Glendale Milford, open container, May 9.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Knife brandished at Sunoco at Ohio 131, May 7.


Male was assaulted at Pete’s Café at Ohio 28, May 6.

Breaking and entering

Several unlisted items taken from residence at 911 Blackburn, May 5. Appliances and tools taken from residence; $1,650 at 5867 Deerfield, May 8.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 1077 Bridlepath, May 5. Window broken in vehicle at 5952 Brushwood, May 6.

Criminal mischief


Milkshake thrown into vehicle at Buckwheat Road, May 10.

Drug abuse

Male student had marijuana in his possession at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, May 6.


Male reported an Internet scam at 6256 Hunterwood, May 8.


Female was threatened at 6362 Pawnee Ridge, May 8.


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Radios taken from vehicle; $400 at 1286 Pebble Brook, May 4. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $24.50 at Wards Corner Road, May 4. Playstation and radio taken from vehicle; $300 at 1203 Red Roan, May 4. Cellphones, etc. taken from locker at Milford High; $646 at 1 Eagles Way, May 4. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $28 at Ohio 28, May 4. Copper wire taken from cell tower; $1,200 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, May 4. Trailer taken from M & E Pump & Equipment; $1,500 at Kells Lane, May 4. Heat pump taken from vacant residence; $3,000 at 6193 Branch Hill Guinea, May 4. Coins taken from vehicle at 6342 Paxton Woods, May 6. Wallet taken from vehicle at 962 Palomar, May 6. Rings taken; $2,000 at 6721 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 30. Brass round stock taken from lab at Live Oaks; $1,500 at Buckwheat Road, May 6. Gasoline not paid for at Thorntons; $32.69 at Ohio 28, May 6. GPS unit, tools, etc. taken from vehicle at 6406 Mueller Lakes, May 6. Watch, vitamins, etc. taken from vehicle; $405 at 934 Paul Vista, May 6. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $99 at Ohio 28, May 7. Items taken from vehicle at 55 W. Technecenter, May 7. Credit cards taken from vehicle at 5638 Miss Royal Pass, May 7. Perfume, etc. taken from Meijer; $75 at Ohio 28, May 8. Charger, coins, etc. taken from vehicle at 5555 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, May 8.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Sara Mcfarland, 26, 7223 Longfield Drive, possession of marijuana at Cunningham Road and Ohio 126, May 3.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Business entered at 11161 Montgomery Road, May 8.


Residence entered and couch and clothing of unknown value removed at 12171 Sycamore Terrace Drive, May 3. Residence entered and Ipod, sunglasses and coins valued at $700 removed at 9638 Stonemaster Drive, May 7.


Cell phones of unknown value removed at 11600 Lebanon Road, May 3. GPS of unknown value removed at 10390 Stablehand Drive, May 2.

About police reports

The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3444.


106 N. Third Street, Linda Sporing Lay to Michael Forrelli, 0.1200 acre, $148,995.


10927 Bloomfield Court: Kreitel Christopher W. & Kavia C. to Donovan Mark & Amy; $205,000. 1400 Sunrise Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to South Hill Builders Inc.; $71,100. 1653 Lindenhall Drive: Potticary Mark E. & Denise M. to Goodhart Nichole E.; $155,000. 2072 Stratford Court: Osborne Christine to Schneider Kelly A.; $114,900. 57 Highridge Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Oak Vista Properties LLC; $50,000. 610 Carrington Place: Thomayer Pamela C. & Lindsay M. to Carr Tamara; $71,500.


261 Apache Trail, Mary Fox to George Burger, $126,500. 5526 Betty Lane, Magnolia Family Limited Partnership to James Turner, et al., $139,000. 1077 Bridlepath Lane, Peter Williams to Andrew & Leah Crouch, 0.5150 acre, $220,000. 5739 Buckwheat Road, Lucy Christeen Hill to Catherine Gehring, 0.6500 acre, $100,000. 5676 Cypress Way Drive, Eric Bradley to Katy & Jeffrey Donald-

son, $116,500. 1002 Duckhorn Court, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.3416 acre, $48,000. 1180 E. Glen Echo Lane, Jack & Jerrel Sawyer to Thomas Young, et al., 0.1973 acre, $239,000. 5710 East Tall Oaks Drive, Robert & Sheila Adams to Stephen Blake, $111,000. 5560 Falling Wood Court, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.7628 acre, $48,000. 1104 Hayward Circle, NVR Inc. to Jose Bonner, 0.2940 acre, $186,540. 956 Hidden Ridge Drive, Sandra Ford to Bradley Watterson & Kristina Jessen, 0.6700 acre, $259,000. 1586 Hunt Club Drive, Bradley & Melissa Winterod to Thomas & Lisa Gray, 0.3150 acre, $265,500. 5803 Lockwood Commons Drive, Alex Kruglov to Linda Cook, $90,000. 5676 Mellie Avenue, Bruce Hinrichsen to Christiana Hazlett, et al., $99,000. 1739 Millbrook Lane, Viji & Robert Grant to Svetlana & Mark Farrell, $317,500. 5311 Oakcrest Court, Jeremy & April Dunham to Kodi & Kenneth Terry, 0.5432 acre, $295,000. 947 Palomar Drive, Bradley & Elizabeth Brougher to Andrew Frietch & Brittney Hart, 0.3440 acre, $216,000. 6338 Paxton Woods Drive, Kevin & Joyce Duell, trustees to Kristy & Michael Hein, $262,500. 736 Pine Ridge Road, Jason & Beth Bell to Troy Davisson & Jennifer

May 26, 2010

About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Collins, $154,000. 1270 Ronnie Drive, Brad & Patricia Kelley to Alice Swadner, 0.4590 acre, $158,000. 1110 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.3550 acre, $48,000. 369 Wards Corner Road, Stephen & Rosemary Cicak to Jeffrey Roberto, 1.1200 acre, $135,000.


10230 Stablehand Drive: Balz George P. & Muriel B. to Fechter Earline R. Tr; $435,000. 11892 Riveroaks Drive: Reed Meredith & Peter to Kennedy Stephanie M.; $535,000. 12061 Carrington Lane: Keefe Lois M. to Woebkenberg M. Anne; $100,000. 8865 Cross St.: Martis Dinesh J. to Rinala Sara Gage; $425,000. 9517 Kemper Road: Patel Samir B. & Elizabeth Dallman to Barros Fernando C. De; $517,500.

Boat safe Memorial Day weekend What’s your excuse for not wearing a life jacket: It’s too hot. It doesn’t look cool. It’s too expensive. I know how to swim. Nothing is going to happen to me. Giving in to these excuses could be deadly, said Linda Romine, park ranger at William Harsha Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. About 700 people drown each year from recreational boating accidents, and about 90 percent of those people failed to do one simple thing – wear a life jacket. Life jackets are no longer the orange, hot and bulky vests that are commonly associated with water safety gear. New innovations have produced a smaller, sleeker and much more comfortable version of a life jacket, leav-

ing you with no excuse not to wear it. Much like a helmet is to a biker or skate boarder, life jackets are an essential part of your boating safety equipment and should be worn at all times while on the water. U.S. Coast Guardapproved life jackets range in price from as low as $15 to about $400 for the top of the line inflatable. But, even the most expensive life jacket is worthless if it is not worn. It is indisputable a life jacket can and will save a life if properly worn – but what about preventing boating accidents in the first place? Most boating accidents are caused by operator inattention, inexperience and speeding resulting in

collisions. This boating season, follow a few simple boating rules of the road, such as keeping a sharp lookout for other boat traffic, to help prevent collisions on congested waterways. Alcohol and boating are a deadly mix, especially when combined with stressors in the marine environment, such as sun, glare, wind, heat, and boat and engine noise. Alcohol use remains the primary contributing factor for boating deaths, according to statistics from the Coast Guard’s Office of Boating Safety. This year during Memorial Day weekend, and throughout the boating season, remember to practice safe and responsible boating.

Lights, camera, read The 2010 Summer Reading Program, “Lights, Camera, Read!” premieres June 1 at the Symmes Township Branch Library and runs through July 31. Everyone can participate: Preschoolers, kids, teens and adults. Sign up as a family and log your hours online. You can register individually, as a family or as a summer camp group. You can register now at The aim of the children’s summer reading program is to help kids avoid the “summer slide” of their reading skills. Studies show that library summer reading programs help prevent the loss of reading skills due to time away from school. The fun kicks off is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Symmes Township. Kids and their families are invited to stop by the library and decorate a canvas-covered book. Teens start your summer and kick off Summer Reading with gaming, food, music and more at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Sharonville Branch Library. There will be six other locations hosting teen kick-offs. Check it out at Summer Reading 2010 for Adults will kick off 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., downtown Cincinnati. There will be refreshments, a live band and displays to help you start your summer off right. Programs are free and no preregistration is necessary. Call 369-6001 if you have any questions.

Clean & Green a success in Clermont County More than 800 volunteers removed 1,692 bags of litter, 22 tires and miscellaneous items from Clermont County roadways, parks and communities in recognition of Earth Day. Bethel, Milford and Williamsburg have grown

this annual event from a few dozen volunteers to more than 100 volunteers in each of the communities this year. All communities recruit volunteers from area churches, Scouting groups, chambers of commerce and

schools. In addition to the Spring Litter Pickup, New Richmond included additional recycling opportunities – prom dresses and women’s professional attire, and

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LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was passed by Loveland City Council at their May 11, 2010 meeting: 2010-31Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with Prus Construction for the installation of sidewalks for the Citymanaged sidewalk program in the Loveland Heights Neighborhood. 2010-32 Resolution of Necessity by the City of Loveland as to the reconstruction and repair of driveway aprons within the City of Loveland. 2010-33 A resolution declaring the week of May 9 - 15, 2010 as Police Week in the City of Loveland, Ohio. Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspection at the City Manager’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours.

LEGAL NOTICE The Loveland City Schools Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2010 has been changed to Monday, June 28, 2010. The time of 7:00 pm is still the same. 1989

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC INVITED TO HEARING ON TITLE VI/B AND PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAMS The Loveland City School district invites all interested persons to attend a public hearing at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at The Loveland Board of Education building, 757 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, Ohio. The purpose of this hearing is to make information available to parents and the general public on Title VI/B and preschool special education grant programs. Please call Heidi Stickney, Coordinator of Student Services at 683-5600 if you have any questions. 2861 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000


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LEGAL NOTICE The City of Loveland Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday, June 21, 1010, at 7;15 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, Ohio 45140. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the general public an opportunity to comment on: Case No. 10-07: Proposed Conditional Use Approval for an Accessory Use Structure located at 1530 W. Loveland Ave. All interested parties are urged to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations that are participating in or wish to attend this hearing should call 583-3045 seven (7) days in advance so arrangement can be made. 1520321/1562000



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May 26, 2010

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