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Illness helps him appreciate life By Leah Fightmaster

Life can get this Moeller High School graduate down and out, but it certainly can not keep him there. When his brother died during his eighth-grade year of a heroin overdose, Madeira resident Jason Waller described himself as in a “fragile state.” He was 14, and it was a surprise to both himself and his family. He spent the rest of that year and his freshman year of high school in shock. Waller joined Moeller’s grief group, which he said helped him feel more comfortable in high school when he did not feel like socializing. A feeling of awkwardness that followed him wherever he went,

the group helped him deal with it. That progress changed when Waller was about to go into his sophomore year. He was diagnosed in his Waller first week with a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a benign brain tumor growing on his right brain stem. Two surgeries later, doctors removed a two-inch long, oneinch wide tumor. Recovery included two weeks of inpatient physical therapy, and two and a half years of outpatient therapy at Drake Hospital. Those surgeries left him with partial weakness on his See WALLER, Page A2

Gregory is first grad in her family By Jeanne Houck

Stef McKelvey of Symmes Township battled cancer and now is talking about her journey and raising money for the American Cancer Society. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McKelvey talks about bout with cancer Senior chairs Loveland’s Relay for Life

By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Stef McKelvey of Symmes Township says the unvarnished truth is that cancer has negatively affected her life. So the 17-year-old was thrilled when Loveland High School Principal Molly Moorhead helped her find a way to positively affect the lives of many others. McKelvey and Moorhead coordinated a school-wide assembly earlier this year at which McKelvey spoke about her journey with cancer and about Relay for Life, a nationwide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. McKelvey is the student chair of the Loveland community’s Re-

lay for Life, to be held Friday, June 8, at Loveland High School. “This speech increased the participation with Relay for Life tremendously,” McKelvey said. “Last year we had a total of 17 teams and this year we are currently at 42 teams and counting. “It is one of the most heartwarming experiences when your peers and teachers come up to you and say, ‘You’ve made a difference’,” McKelvey said. McKelvey was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was an eighth-grade student at St. Columban School in Loveland. “My first reaction when I learned I had cancer was shock,” McKelvey said. “I couldn’t imagine that I

would be one of those people with cancer. I didn’t know what was going to happen.” What happened is that McKelvey went through four rounds of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiation. “It affected my education in a way that I could only go to school on my good days, which were rare,” McKelvey said. “I had a tutor for the rest of my eighth-grade year.” McKelvey says cancer has made her a “much stronger, courageous person.” “My outlook on life has changed dramatically because of it,” McKelvey said.



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LOVELAND — Sierra Gregory of Loveland will be the first person in her family to graduate from high school when she tosses her mortarboard into the air June 2. It’s an accomplishment all the more impressive because the 17-year-old Loveland High School senior has spent years battling medical problems. Gregory suffers from osteochondromas, bone tumors that weaken her bones and cause them to fracture and break easily. She also had her gallbladder removed this year. “This has caused me to miss

See GREGORY, Page A2

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so much school because I am constantly in a doctor’s office or the emergency room,” Gregory said. “There were Gregory some rough times, but I always came back with a good attitude, willing to do whatever it takes to get my diploma.” Gregory said giving up her dream of a high-school diploma was never an option. “It was very important, because I wanted to prove to myself and everyone else I could do it no matter the obstacles,”

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“I have learned to really live every moment of life to the fullest. You really don’t know when your last day is. “It has taught me to take every negative situation in my life and see the positive in it,” McKelvey said. McKelvey said she has gotten as far as she has because of her attitude and a large support system. “I could not have gotten through it without my family and friends,” said McKevley, who is the daughter of Marina and Phil McKelvey of Symmes Township. “I also feel that if I

wouldn’t have looked at cancer in the way I did, that I was going to beat it, I would not have made it. “Even though I’ll never be considered a medically ‘normal’ person,” McKelvey said, “my health today is great. “I am extremely blessed and grateful for such an amazing medical team and my good health.” McKelvey plans to study nursing at Xavier University. “I am hoping to focus on pediatric oncology,” said McKelvey, who is a member of the patient advisory council at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “I will be forever be grateful for the amazing nurses I had.”


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left side, giving him a slight limp and the inability to open his left hand on its own. While he said the grief group at Moeller continued to help him deal with his feelings, he turned to volunteering. He said he had been volunteering at Jewish Hospital since eighthgrade doing various tasks, but he joined the Champions program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Volunteering as a public speaker discussing the tumor and the procedures he went through, sharing how it affected his daily life and that it took him about a year and a half to accept. He even spoke to about 8,000 people before the beginning of Cincinnati Children’s Cincinnati Walks for Kids at Coney Island. Waller was awarded a volunteer service award from Jewish Hospital, which also comes with a $1,000 scholarship for each of four years of college. He will major in English with a minor in business, and will attend the University of Cincinnati. “I’m looking forward completely,” he said. “I’m ready to go out and grow. … I see it as the first step that I’m going to take for the rest of my life.”

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MND’s Shepard makes mostof amazing talents

Mount Notre Dame High School 2012 graduate Senior Shelby Shepard has been a star of MND’s stage since the summer going into her freshman year. Musical theatre is most definitely her passion and it’s something the Loveland resident plans to pursue in college and later as a career, but it’s also the medium through which she serves others. Not

only has she has been actively involved with MND’s Theatre Program, this year she was co-president of Medicine Show, which is a performance group that promotes a substance-free lifestyle among teens. Shepard got her first professional show with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. In addition, she helped organize a ben-

efit concert through an organization associated with Children’s Hospital called Josh Cares. The Josh Cares organization helps sick children whose parents are not able to be with them at the hospital every day. This project, done for her Senior Capstone, used her talents and abilities to help sick children in need. Submitted by Natasha Shull

Cengel a business owner Mount Notre Dame graduate Emily Cengel of Loveland is a straight A student, works at McAlister’s Deli, is involved in many clubs at MND and has her own babysitting business. Cengel started babysitting when she was in the seventh-grade and began by babysitting families in her neighborhood. Today, she has16 families that are regular clients.

With the number of families that Cengel babysits for, it takes up a lot of her free time on the weekends. On average she spends 13 to 16 hours a weekend babysitting. That’s enough to equal a part time job. When asked about her business, Cengel noted “I don’t know if I would call it a business per se. I consider it more of an empire. But I guess you could call

it a business because I provide a service and they pay me for it.” Besides earning money and spending time with kids, babysitting has many benefits. When asked what she has gained from being a babysitter, Cengel answered, “It has given me the skills to deal with kids and has made me a patient person.”


ents — Michelle Wooldridge of Loveland and Ernest Gregory of downtown Cincinnati – have supported her all the way and are proud of her success. “My parents want me to continue school and become the best I can be,” she said. “I wouldn't have been able to even make it this far without my mom and dad. “My family is my everything.” Although Gregory de-

scribes her health today as “OK - not good, not bad,” she plans to study occupational therapy assistant technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Clifton. Gregory has this advice for any young person considering dropping out of high school: “If you think high school is bad, try working minimum wage and struggling your whole life.”

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she said. Gregory said she did well in school. “I did have some struggles, but managed to push forward.” She even made time for extracurricular activities. She was a member of the Loveland High School START Club and takes private martial arts classes. Gregory said her par-


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LOVELAND — If you’ve ever attended Loveland’s Memorial Day observance, you can thank the Stouder brothers – although it would probably make them uncomfortable. The unassuming Loveland residents Terry Stouder and Gary Stouder, veterans themselves, have for 10 years been overseeing the parade and subsequent service at Loveland’s Veterans’ Memorial park on West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive. “We grew up in the American Legion,” said Terry Stouder, 61, a retired supervisor of maintenance for a post office who served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. “Our dad, Bill Stouder, was commander of the American Legion four or five times.” Terry Stouder now is an adjutant with American Legion Post 256 in Loveland, a second vice commander of VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 5749 in Loveland and chairman of the city of Loveland’s Veterans Committee – all three of

which entities sponsor Loveland’s annual Memorial Day activities. Stouder ended up in the signal corps in Vietnam right out of high school. “Six of us went to say goodbye to friends who’d enlisted and were leaving June 6, 1969, and the Army recruiter got hold of the six of us and we went the next week, Friday the 13th,” Stouder said. “I’m glad I served. I think everybody ought to serve their country.” Gary Stouder, 62, a safety consultant and retired millwright, was a U.S. Navy machinist mate in 1968 and 1969, stationed at the Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago, Ill. He’s a member of the American Legion, where he’s a past vice commander. Stouder said he learned a lot about all things patriotic in his youth by hanging out with his father and his father’s friends – including former Loveland mayor George Anderson. He can remember balancing on a rail in the back of Anderson’s pickup truck and posting flags

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LOVELAND — Loveland City Council approved a resolution May 22 directing the Hamilton County Board of Elections to place a proposal to increase Loveland’s income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent on the Nov. 6 ballot. It was a step necessary to fulfill city council’s approval April 10 of an ordinance to place the proposed 0.25-percent incometax hike before voters. Drawn up primarily as a result of crippling reductions in state revenue, “That ordinance was the first step in allowing the electorate to decide between two bad policy options: cutting services – including police, fire and roadways – significantly or increase the municipal income tax rate to 1.25 percent,” Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll said. “The city has asked residents what they wished to see cut, implemented many of the resident suggestions in the 2012 Budget and Capital Improvement Program, studied the consequences of further cuts and analyzed various incometax options. “The next step in the process of referring this matter to the electorate is

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some new attractions. Prizes for instant gambling contests will be higher, and more variety in alcoholic beverages will be available. The Coca Cola ring toss will be a beer toss, and the Naked Karate Girls will be performing, Harrell said. Cover charge is $5, but Harrell added that with the cost to get in is a drink ticket and entrance into a drawing where anyone who paid admission can win cash and other prizes. “We’re looking for it to be a fun time and relatively inexpensive night out,” she said. “We’re excited (the Naked Karate Girls) will bring a different crowd.” Although Harrell said they have received some complaints about the age limit because the parish is very family-oriented, many positive comments in anticipation of the event have eclipsed the criticisms. She added the parish’s biggest concern is that those who show up on Friday will not know it is a 21and-over event beforehand. She reiterated that IDs will be checked at the gate, and attendees will continue to be carded

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All Saints Church in Kenwood is not the first to designate a festival day to the over-21 crowd. Friday, June 1, as an “Over-21” night at its parish festival. As festivalgoers approach the grounds at 8939 Montgomery Road, each will be asked for their ID at the gate. After being approved, attendees will receive a custom-designed wristband with a number on it, said Micki Harrell, director of development for the parish. Taking the lead from other Cincinnati parishes, such as Our Lord Christ the King in Munt Lookout and St. Catherine of Siena in Westwood, All Saints is restricting Friday, from 6 p.m. to midnight, to adults only. Harrell said the parish wanted to try something new this year. “We’re trying to see what we could do to be a little different,” she said. “It’s a risk, but you can’t make gains with no risk.” Traditional festival aspects, such as poker and bars and bells, will be featured Friday, as well as

Gary Vidmar, assistant Loveland city manager, with a sign model Loveland City Council has approved for use in the downtown historic district JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Loveland council OKs sign guidelines By Jeanne Houck

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Ursuline Academy’s annual Spirit Week was held April 23 thru 27, and was filled with numerous events focused on serving those in need. On April 25, the largest Spirit Week effort –the canned food drive – yielded a school total of 15,021 pounds of food and $1,211 collected. This culminated weeks of competition between the classes to see who could collect the most canned food and money, which was donated to Mercy Home Food Pantry in Walnut Hills, Mason Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul and Hope Emergency in Brown County. The seniors collected the most canned goods and the freshmen raised the most money. “Ursuline students are notorious for bringing in thousands of pounds of food every year…we run out of places to put it,” said art teacher and Spirit Week moderator Jeanine Boutiere. In addition to many fun activities all week, the students’ other

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Ursuline Academy senior Laura Schoettmer of Hyde Park assists the seniors with their canned food drop offs. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 20112012.

Freshmen High Honors with Distinction - Iain Abbott, Emily Bateman, Isabel Boyle, Logan Briggs, Terra Brulport, Alexander Bunk, Holli Cook, Matthew DelPozzo, Jamie Demers, Katelin Doarn, William Eaton, Aaron Engstrom, Gabrielle Ernst, Lucas Fields, Katarzyna Fisher, Derek Fletcher, Douglas Foster, Breanna Franco, Kevin Garner, Alexandra Glenn, Megan Goins, Katie Gorman, Chase Grafflin, Emily Green, Sophie Greenberg, Lauren Hains, Abigail Hamm, Johan Harris, Morgan Heck, Jacob Hilliker, Sarah Hoderlein, Shane Humphrey, Zakary Kadish, Mitchell Kenter, Daniel Kiley, Lena Koenig, Anna Koscielicki, Haley Kuhn, Devin Lally, Eleanor Landis, Savannah Lee, Melissa Louis, Megan Luetkemeyer, Carley Lutz, Brian Maher, Geneva Marr, Joshua Meszaros, Brittany Miller, Meredith Montalbano, Kathryn Mulhollen, Alexander Myers, Kassandra Naughton, Dylan Norton, Robert Oberholzer, Chance Overberg, Giovanna Panepinto, Jessica Partin, Kelly Powers, Josephine Puchta, Jonathan Quigley, Michael Ralph, Emily Rasmussen, Kylea Royal, Lauren Schroer, Alexander Sganga, Abigail Smith, Paige Smith, Christopher Snyder, Corynne Swift, John Tallant, Rebecca Trate, Jonathan Tuttle, Isaac Vock, Anna Vuyk, Connor Wagner, Nicole Walerius, Clayton Walker, Stuart Wasmund, Anna Wassel, Madeline Weiler, Katherine Wright and Heidi Zimmer. High Honors - Jacob Albin, Dylan Armstrong, Adam Beran, Madison Bishop, Jessica Blumberg, Sarah Boerger, Tyler Buchanan, Kayla Bullock, Zachary Burpee, Ashley Cable, James Carl, Emily Childers, Riley Clarey, Timmy Clawson, Sarah Cronin, Carsen Davenport, Tyana Davis, Kailyn Despotakis, Derrick Dews, Logan Duff, Lauren Ellis, Tristan Fields, Dillon Frees, Rachel Froberg, John Garry, McKenzie George, Erin Glossop, Douglas Guzior, Blaine Hamilton, Alison Harmeyer, Jessica Hawk, Justin Henthorn, Joshua Horton, Tiana Hough, Ryan Jacob, Abby John, Riley Junod, Lauren Kiley, Matthew Kincaid, Abigail Klueh, Rachal Koonce, Keith MacKenzie, Danielle Marascalchi, Michael McManus, Nicholas Miller, Taylor Miller, Peter Morgan, Martin Myaka, Bridget Nobiletti, Kevin O'Hara, Joshua Palmer, Joseph Papa, Monica Parsley, Andrew Paschal, Madeline Phillips, Jennifer Pifer, Margaret Policastro, Mattingly Poole, Nathan Prost, Krystal Ramey, Keegan Redslob, Melanie Reindl, Halle Russo, Christena Scalf, Sarah Schuster, Rabiya Sheikh, Keval Sheth, Taylor Siekman, Casey Smith, Margaret Smith, Madison Stanley, William Stephenson, Kelsey Sublett, Kaleb Swartz, Brittany Talbott, Indigo Thoman, Devin Thomas, Mitchell Toney, Maeci Ujvari, Liam Vogt, Kari Watts, Kristen Wedmore, Jacob Werling, Leslie Whicker, Alexis Wiles and Leeza Wittmer. Honor Roll - Jessica Amrein, Katie Baker, Michael Barnell, Nicole Blanchard, Magen Brailey, Sarah Breyer, Robert Brown, Evan Burig, Brian Buse, Cesar Bustamante, Tayloranne Camp-

bell, Brianna Carey, Christopher Ceccopieri, Matthew Connor, Jacob Cox, Luke Davis, Tyler Davis, Nicholas DelCimmuto, Benjamin DeVol, Paige DeWitt, Emily Dougherty, Daniel Drew, Trevor Ealy, Omar El-esses, Wesley Engstrom, Taylor Florence, Sierra Goldfarb, Jessica Gorman, Tylor Griffin, Joseph Hill, Peter Hoffman, Charles Homan, Destiny Hughes, Dalton Inabnitt, Andrew Ingram, Madolyn Kelsey, Conley King, Alexis Lacey, Payge Lacey, Ian Leever, Danielle Lippi, Drew Lowry, William Lutz, Alex Lynn, Jonathan Mack, Demi Mastrian, Andrew McDonald, Koby McGillis, Sierra McQuery, Rowan Monroe, Jade Morris, Noah Myklebust, Connor Newstead, Tara Norton, Carly Nunn, Jakob Oslack, Alexander Papa, Skylar Pitcher, Matthew Reardon, Joshua Reichman, Nathan Reigle, Brendan Rhoden, Giovanni Ricci, Ian Rice, Georgina Richards, Keegan Riley, Jose' Rivera, Jordan Romes, Olivia Salatin, Conner Schrader, Zachary Simone, Caden Smolenski, Joel Spencer, Sarah Trombly, Andrew Vandenberg, Anthony Venzin, Michael Viox, Mitchell Wagner, Jacob Wellington, Lili Wint, Tyler Worley and Alicia Young.

Sophomores High Honors with Distinction - Nuria Alonso, Andrew Alten, Emilia Anderson, Katelyn Arnold, Camden Baucke, Carly Beckstedt, Hannah Bellamah, Anneliese Berberich, Jessica Berchtold, Ashley Boggs, Gregory Bohn, Katherine Borger, Elizabeth Boswell, Sydney Botts, Nathan Bryant, Sarah Byrde, Lucas Carle, Alec Carovillano, Emily Carrello, Ethan Conte, Corey Cotsonas, Katie Crum, Katrina Culbertson, Kerianne Cummings, Andrew Davis, Megan Day, Bryce Demoret, Nathan Dickerson, Sydney Dudley, Brendan Dzigiel, Harold Dzigiel, William Edison, Erin Ellis, Melissa Eng, Carolyn Eyre, Bradley Faust, Sarah Geiger, Rachel Griswold, Brayden Gruber, Zachary Hadden, Jennifer Hadley, Kayla Herrmann, Emily Hoff, Serena Jacobs, Natalia Jerdack, Audrey Jewell, Mackenzie Johnson, Lily Jones, Madelyne Jones, Anna Kendrick, Allison Kluge, Mollie Kowalchik, Anna Lawrence, Anne Lehmann, Allison Lesperance, Christina Locasto, Emily Luti, Rita Maricocchi, Gillian Marr, Lauren Mary, Dakota McSorley, Ryan Mellett, Camille Mennen, Lindsey Miller, Alexander Misyukovets, Darby Moloney, Richard Mulvey, Anna Niemeyer, David Osborne, Morgan Ovens, Kaitlyn Payne, Justine Perl, Levi Ping, Jacob Price, Katherine Randall, Elizabeth Rawson, Erin Richmond, Martin Robbins, Emily Robinson, Guste Rubikaite, Kelli Scarpa, Caitlin Schauer, Rachel Sharn, Nolan Shumaker, Cierra Sizemore, Kathleen Sova, Cameron Spicer, Olivia Stanton, Christopher Stecki, Perry Strong, Sidney Thomas, Peter Vuyk, Reid Waddell, Brooke Wallace, Erin Werking, Ashley Wheeler, Davis White, Stephanie Wilson and Jade Worley. High Honors - Jenna Adkins, Matthew Albert, Logan Amon, Alexandra Anderson, Colette Audax, Stephanie Bachtell, Casey Baumgarth, Jacob Belcik, Cameron Bennett, Michelle Bowling, Elizabeth Bowser, Nora Bray, Ceirra Brison, Michelle Brown, Olivia Cade, Lucy Conlon, Alan Copley, Abby

Docherty, Caitlin Dombroski, Jacob Elfers, William Evans, Kelly Farrell, Stephen Feagles, Kathleen Ferris, Kennadee Fischer, Jordan Fuller, Austen Funke, Abigail Gambill, Sarah Goldenberg, Luke Groene, Austin Hastings, Celeste Hefner, Chelsea Heimbrock, Alexander Hesse, Whitney Housley, Elizabeth Jacobs, Molly Kessler, Jason Koontz, Michaela Kruzel, Julia LaMacchia, Olivia Lee, Ailea Lee-Wilson, Ryan Lukemire, Kelsey Lykins, Angela Lynch, Mackenzie Mahon, Morgan Mansfield, Kelsey Martin, Brian McElveen, Mitchell McFarland, Scott Miller, Kathleen Moreland, Benjamin Morey, Timothy Newbanks, Jenna Pauly, Alayna Pease, Brian Popp, Michelle Rasch, Paige Ratterman, Anna Reich, Megan Riehle, Zachary Royer, Darren Sackett, Charles Schefft, Lauren Schneider, Katherine Schott, Michael Shaver, Stephanie Simon, Eric Sparks, Emilie Stalnaker, Alyssa Stubbers, Megan Suder, Alina Syed, Jade Tailor, Lauren Thomas, Joseph Trewiler, Kevin Visco, Matthew Vogt, Carley Wallace, Rachel Westcott, Austin Willis, Jared Witt, Alec Wood, Carly Wood, Riley Woolston and Thomas Worsham. Honor Roll - April Ashley, Griffon Bernth, Seth Brennock, Brian Bullock, Everly Burke, Lila Butler, Elliott Cade, Brian Cadwallader, James Caniglia, James Childers, Jessica Cottrell, Nathaniel Cox, Danielle Demmerle, Allison Dierling, Nathaniel Dolbier, Spencer Fuller, Andrew Gonzales, Lindsay Gross, Jacob Gruber, Thomas Haberer, Carla Heath, Rachel Heath, David Hooker, Nicholas Huber, Alicia Huth, Mitchell Jackson, Kyle Jarc, Ian Jeffery, Rebecca Jewell, Benjamin Jones, Tessa Kraus, Dimitrios Loukoumidis, Tyler Mikula, Joel Moss, Olisa Okafor, Olivia Pifer, Rachel Randall, Megan Ries, Lilyana Rodriguez, Hollie Saatkamp, Tomosumi Sato, Charles Schickel, Chloe Schwartz, Parker Seney, Maria Staley, Thomas Stone, Daniel Tringelof, Randy Webster, Griffin Weinberg, Nicholas Weiss, Austin Wesley, Alexandria Whitaker, Clayton Woosley and Brian Zaller.

Juniors High Honors with Distinction - Alexis Azallion, Jonathan Bauer, Jennifer Benesh, Kristen Bisig, Lauren Blumberg, Juliana Booth, Sara Boyle, Kathryn Breyer, Melissa Brown, Alacea Bullock, Kayla Cavano, Zachary Cotsonas, Phoenix Crane, Natalie Dall, Graham David, Olivia Denzy, John Despotakis, Grace Dolan, Laura Doppler, Taylor Dschaak, Ayah El-Khatib, Stephanie Eng, Samra Eskender, Joseph Frees, Alexander Genbauffe, Leesa Gilgen, Tanner Hawk, Kyle Henderson, Katie Hoderlein, Taylor Hoffman, Chelsea Hothem, Michelle Huber, Mallory Jackson, Katrina James, Samuel Lehmann, Katie Loomis, John Lundeen, Sarah Luti, Karl Mattes, Kyle Mattes, Daniel McManus, Lisa Metzger, Daniel Miller, Kelly Molloy, Michael Montalbano, Ryan Moss, Alma Muller, Jenna Myklebust, Cassandra Nedeljko, Katharine Nelson, Sean Noble, Jackson Norris, Allen Osgood, Ciara O'Somachain, Rune Percy, Michael Plitt, Grant Portune, Mahbod Pourriahi, Traci Powers, Sean Rice, Maria Rockett, Danielle Schrader, Ryan Schroer, Erik Seroogy, Sara Sexton, Nicholas Shoemaker, Christopher Sloane, Kimberly

Strong, Allison Suder, Jessica Szabo, Carley Taggart, Alyssa Thiel, David Trate, Jonathan Vincent, Kelsey Wagner, Luke Walker, Melissa Watson, Anne Weaver, Carla Weismantel, Lena Wilson, Sierra Wood and Nicole Worley. High Honors - Tyler Barger, Matthew Becker, Lauren Bennett, Gloria Bertke, Andrew Bessey, Mitchell Bilotta, Jordan Breitholle, Lauren Brodof, Jacob Burleson, Jacob Carlsen, Mitchell Casperson, Jessica Comorosky, Marc Czulewicz, Christy Flaherty, Lindsay Flaherty, Zachary Flege, Elizabeth Foster, Katelyn Frozina, Claudia Giuffre', Joseph Goit, Devin Harvey, Samuel Hoffman, Jacob Holle, Hannah Hope, Michael Huber, Lyndsey Jenkins, Kathryn Johnson, Sarah Kanitz, Megan Kiley, Renee Koth, Andrew Kovacs, Bridget Landis, Rachel Leever, Eric Linnevers, Brandon Livengood, Kelly Lowry, Evan Lynch, Aaron Malloy, Erin Mautino, Julia McCoy, Maranda McDonald, Kyle Michelfelder, Hannah Morgan, Bryant Nichols, Anthony Nightingale, Mollie O'Brien, Maxwell Olberding, Shannon Palmer, Zachary Perry, Graham Peters, Mikayla Pitman, Erin Pogue, Robert Quisenberry, Arianna Ranieri, Alexander Reineck, Martynas Rubikas, David Salay, Kyle Schweer, Christina Sechang, Allison Shaw, Katherine Shoals, James Short, Amandah Simmons, Nolan Snyder, Grant Spikes, Hannah Sublett, Alicia Sullivan, Paige Switzer, Kaitlyn Szabo, Meghan Tegtmeier, Mackenzie Veith, Michael Wagner, Madeline Whitaker, Alexandra Williams and Matthew Williams. Honor Roll - Ashley Andrews, Brian Baez, John Bilski, Benjamin Clawson, Daniel Clepper, Lauren Crall, Barrett Dannemiller, Taylor Deemer, Andrew DeMellia, Bryan Gilligan, Lucas Graff, Austin Hamilton, Adam Hughes, Austin Johnson, Isabelle Jones, Roger Kallis, Kathleen Kauffman, Devin Knutson, Sarah LaCombe, Nicholas Lang, Kyle MacKenzie, Collin Maher, Bryson McGillis, Spencer Myers, Aaron Nelson, Paul Newbold, Kyle Oshima, Brendan Peterson, Hannah Pfaltzgraff, Chelsie Pippa, Christian Przezdziecki, Nicolas Ranieri, Danielle Reichman, Nicholas Rodier, Garrett Said, Michael Scherpenberg, Cole Schlesner, Carlie Sherlock, Austin Steiner, Allison Stewart, Ryne Terry, William Viox, Adam Warden, Jonathan Williams, Lindsey Wittwer and Amber Zych.

Seniors High Honors with Distinction - Andrew Albert, Jacob Alten, Ryan Altman, Ashley Arnold, Brooke Barnes, Eric Bauer, Matthew Beachy, Kristen Bjerke, Dylan Bodley, Samuel Bowdler, Brittany Breitholle, Sarah Brizzolara, Tyler Brown, Alexander Burpee, Nicole Chan, Megan Clifford, Cameron Conte, Lauren Czebatul, Austin Dewees, Christopher Doarn, Carson Dudley, Jessica Duncan, Lauren Dusold, Haley Edison, Jillian Elfers, Katy Engel, Claire Eschenbach, Nathan Fackler, Daniela Fisher, Mary Fisher, Ryan Fisher, Morgan Fletcher, Ashley Frees, Toni Gardner, Alexandra Gonzales, Steven Goodman, Alexander Gordon, Julia Griffin, Bailey Hanson, Erik Henderson, Charles Heyob, Abigail Hoff, Austin Hopkins, Jessica Horton, Nicole Hudson, Nicholas Jerdack, Carly Jewell, Reagan Johnstone, Cameron

Kahrs, Amy Kamperman, Jillian Kemmet, Sarah Kling, Gabrielle Kraml, Kenneth Li, Mary Lloyd, Michael Louis, Jonathan Ludwick, Megan Main, Reece Martinez, John McDowell, Danielle Meyer, Garrett Miller, Joshua Moss, Abby Mullowney, Alexander Neal, Sabrina Newstead, Kerstin Nilsson, Stella Norris, Christina Palmer, Nicholas Papa, Rebecca Pearson, Zana Percy, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Anna Ralph, Tyler Reiring, Kathryn Rice, Carly Rolfes, Grace Samyn, Nicole Santos, Sandy Sechang, Emily Shelton, Akaash Sheth, Kyle Sieg, Rupert Sizemore, Craig Slusher, Tara Spencer, Olivia Sperry, Maggie Stancliff, Alaina Strand, Marguerite Strong, Elizabeth Sullivan, Emily Tedford, Kenneth Tester, Jerry Thomas, Jonathan Treloar, Christina Veite, Chandler Viox, Lauren Wachenfeld, Thomas Wassel, Brooklynn Weber, Michael Weinberg, Clarissa Weyman, Danielle Wheeler, Katherine Winoker, Leah Wood and Elizabeth Worsham. High Honors - Katelyn Altieri, Katelyn Audia, Rachel Baker, Mary Bell, Gabrielle Bertline, Zachary Bess, Adam Blakely, Kevin Boggs, Dana Boyd, Christopher Boys, Daniel Brooks, Kayla Burton, Kyle Burton, Christina Capobianco, Oliver Ceccopieri, Logan Cornett, Andrew Dannemiller, Jonathon Davis, Drew Demmerle, Ricki Dews, James Downing, Matthew Dugger, Shelby Dundes, Julia Eaton, Ariel Fischer, Kirsten Geiger, Kyle Goins, Dakota Griffin, Lisa Hewitt, Griffin Hodges, Jay Hubble, Brandon Huber, Stephanie Jacob, Kelsie Jamison, Brandon Johnson, Ashley Jungclas, Andrew Karle, Dimitar Karshovski, Michelle Kauffman, Charlotte Kenter, Phillip Kepler, Nicholas Kerkhove, Austin Klueh, Anthony LaMacchia, Meghan Lester, Josephine Lupariello, Matthew Marascalchi, Kyle Mary, Thomas McCarty, Sophia McDole, Stefanie McKelvey, Jordan McNally, Jacob Meyer, Jessica Miller, Christian Moeller, Colleen Molloy, Hannah Moloney, Joseph Moran, Olivia Oakes, Ogonna Ononye, Nicholas Pecot, Emily Pfaltzgraff, Jacob Pickens, Pamela Plagens, Nicole Ploof, Marie Policastro, Molly Query, Molly Reich, Abby Reynolds, Kyle Richardson, Daniel Sarnecki, Mariah Schweiger, Taryn Shrout, Haley Shuemake, Amy Simone, Megan Slabaugh, Gabrielle Stafford, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Swaine, Jarron Talbot, Alexandra Taylor, Joel Taylor, Alyssa Tipton, Jenna Turner, Jacob Volk, Logan Walls, Nathan Walter, Reed Walter, Kallie Warner, Zachary Weaver, Marisa Whitaker, Andrew Wilkins and Austin Worcester. Honor Roll - Tatiana Ariapad, Cavan Bailey, Kalli Barcroft, Shannon Barnell, Evan Beck, Skylar Beisel, Matthew Belcik, Tyler Bernius, Eric Bryant, Bryan Callahan, Megan Cullen, John Denke, Mario Dias, Alexander Dolezal, William Ewing, Hannah Graves, Kameron Hale, Kristen Hale, Henry Howard, Jordyn Jackson, Kylee Knabe, Kendall KroenerFein, Olivia Legg, Daniel Maples, Kenneth Miller, Danielle Morra, Reiju Nemoto, Reagan Owens, Allison Pfaltzgraff, Parker Phillips, Megan Randall, David Rankin, Reed Schlesner, Abigail Schnure, Heather Shumaker, Alexandra Smith, Chloe Smith, Ashley Spradlin, Thomas Venable, Cara Witherby, Lindsey Wittmer and Ashley Young.



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Lady Tigers equal last year’s win mark

Injuries hinder great start for new coach By Scott Springer

LOVELAND — The softball season for the Loveland Lady Tigers was as up and down and topsy-turvy, curvy as many of the hills and back roads that lead to One Tiger Trail. Under new head coach Mike Rapp, Loveland started 8-1 through April 16. Then came a three-game skid that eventually extended into a slump where five of the next seven games went into the L column. “We got off to a really good start then we had some injuries,” Rapp said. “Both pitchers were hurt for a week or two and (catcher) Haley Shuemake was hurt with a banged-up thumb and we had to rest her. We had to use some JV players here and there.” Sophomore Olivia Pifer began the season as the No. 1 pitcher before missing time and was briefly replaced by sophomore Olivia Stanton. However, Stanton was injured in her first start and Rapp had to make the “call to the bullpen” of the reserve team. The Lady Tigers then battled until Pifer and Stanton returned and won four of their last six. One loss was a close 5-4 game with league co-champion Turpin and the other was the final game on May 15 with Oak Hills. “Pifer healed up and the team really came together going into the tournament,” Rapp said. “We beat Mercy 3-0, then we went over and knocked Harrison off, they were 18-6 at the time. That was one of the best offensive lineups we saw, and we beat them on their field.” In the Harrison win, Pifer had the bases-loaded triple that put Loveland up. Pifer hit .327, with Stanton hitting .367. Usually when one “Olivia” pitches, the other is stationed at third base. Pifer and Stanton made Fort Ancient Valley Conference second team, with their catcher Haley Shuemake making first team. For Shuemake, it was her fourth consecutive appointment to the all-league team. The senior led the Lady Tigers with a .387 average and slugged four homers this spring. “That doesn’t happen very often,” Rapp said of Shuemake’s four-year FAVC run. “She set so many career records here. We’re going to miss her. She just knows the game and has such a feel for the catching position. She’s going on to play at Thomas More.” Junior Allie Suder also was


Moeller's Riley Mahan celebrates with his teammates after beating Elder in the regional final May 25.

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Senior Haley Shuemake checks her signs at third base from coach Mike Rapp April 23 against Milford. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sophomore Olivia Stanton of Loveland positions herself at third base for the Lady Tigers in a game against Turpin. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

named FAVC honorable mention after hitting .314 and stealing eight bases while maintaining a 1.000 fielding percentage at first base. “She’s a terrific glove and I think next year she’s going to

have a good year both in the field and batting,” Rapp said. Rapp will also return .309-hitting outfielder Bridget Landis and Katie Swaine who will both be seniors in 2013. “We feel real good, the pitchers are sophomores, and we have a real good player that can step in at shortstop from the JV team,” Rapp said. “Our infield will be set, and we have some pretty good kids that can play outfield. I think we’ll be very competitive.” Had the Lady Tigers had their full allotment of players available in each game, it’s hard to say how they might have fared compared to co-champions Glen Este and Turpin. For now, Rapp will have to wait about 10 months for another crack at a league crown. “I thought the kids really came together, and I was proud of them.” Rapp said. “They never quit, and I asked them to finish what they started. We lost to Oak Hills and they outhit us 12-6. We had them 3-1 for a while there. They just outhit us that day.” Loveland celebrated their accomplishments in a softball banquet May 21.

oeller opened up its two-day tournament stay at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium with a 3-0 no-hitter by Brian Burkhart against Anderson May 24. It was Burkhart’s first hitless gem, and he was aided by a runscoring hit from Ty Amann in the sixth inning and Spencer Iacovone’s two-run homer. The win put Moeller against GCL rival Elder in the regional final May 25. Against the Panthers, sophomore Riley Mahan had a second inning two-run triple that gave the Crusaders the lead for good as they went on to win 6-4 to earn a Division I state semifinal spot. Moeller will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Huntington Park in Columbus against Grove City.

Photos by Tony Tribble/For The Community Press

Moeller pitcher Brian Burkhart reacts after pitching a no-hitter against Anderson May 24 at Marge Schott Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. For a video with his post-game comments, see

Spencer Iacovone gets the glad hand at third after hitting a home run for Moeller against Anderson. The two-run shot gave Moeller the 3-0 lead which Brian Burkhart held onto in the seventh for his no-hitter.

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS The Loveland Youth Soccer Association U10 Golden Knights take first place in the division, going 8-0 for the season. In front, from left, are Ethan Smith, Matthew Shea, Joseph Stepaniak and Zachary Mays; in middle are Aaron Schuetter, Leyton Hubers, Jonathan Sichak, Josiah Soberano and Semi Ozarslan; and in back are Mitchell Talbott, Josef Hallquist, David Ballman and Sean Reynolds. Not pictured are head coach Mike Schuetter and assistant coach Brady Ballman. THANKS TO BRADY BALLMAN

By Scott Springer

Boys lacrosse

» Moeller lost to Mason on May 23, 11-6 to finish the season 12-8.

Boys volleyball

» Moeller’s win over La Salle May 19 advanced them to the Division I state quarterfinals against Hilliard Bradley May 26. The Crusaders won the match in three sets to move on to play Lakota West in the semifinals May 27, after holiday deadline.


» Moeller’s Brian Burkhart

no-hit Anderson in the Division I regional semifinal, 3-0 May 24. The win put the Crusaders in the regional final May 25 against Elder at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium. The Crusaders won 6-4 to advance onto the Division I state semifinals in Columbus May 31 at 7 p.m. at Huntington Park against Grove City.

Boys track

The following athletes advanced to the Division I state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State June 1-2: » Moeller: Isaiah Gentry, 400, second; Kevin Robinson-White, shot put, fourth.



Bombers serve up playoff success By Nick Dudukovich

The St. Xavier volleyball team entered the postseason with a 14-5 record and edged out Elder for a district title May 19 at Elder High School.


thers than Fletcher left with an injury. The Bombers lost in five sets. But with him in the lineup for the squad’s district finals const against the Panters, the Bombers edged out a 3-1 win. “He was the lynchpin that held down everything offensively for us,” head coach Bill Ferris said. “(The Elder match) was a

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the same and it took us longer to adjust (when he was out),” Ferris said. When he played, the

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nice hump to get over, to get Fletcher back…and to beat them to advance to the (state) quarterfinals.” In volleyball, timing is everything. If a setter can get a hitter the ball in the right spot, the squad has a good chance of scoring points — that’s what Fletcher’s impact meant to the squad. “The connection wasn’t

havoc on opposing hitters who can’t get the ball past the Bombers’ big man. “He’s faster than the guys he’s playing against on defense and he jumps high enough for blocks. He makes a big difference for us,” Ferris said. At libero, senior Bryan Shannon shored up the Bombers’ defense. “He’s been our libero for two years and he’s one of the hardest workers on defense. He loves playing and getting the digs. He always wants to be on the floor.”

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FINNEYTOWN — Postseason volleyball and St. Xavier High School go hand-in-hand. The Bombers (16-6) won nine regional championships since 1996, and added a district title with their 3-1 win over Elder May 19. They played Hilliard Darby Saturday, May 26, in the state quarterfinals - losing 21-25, 25-15, 28-26, 10-25, 1513. The squad showed its potential early on this season, winning its first 10 matches. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Bombers. A mid-season injury to setter Michael Fletcher threw a wrench into the Bombers’ plan. Fletcher’s imprint on the team can be seen by how the squad played its three matches against GCL rival Elder. During the first match, with Fletcher in the lineup, the Bombers won 3-0. It was during the second meeting against the Pan-

Bombers’ hitters have been stellar. Senior outside hitter Collin Flesner has racked up numerous spikes for the Bombers this spring. “Basically, he does whatever we need him to do,” Ferris said. “If we get him a good set, he’s almost unstoppable as a hitter.” At middle hitter, the Bombers benefited from the athleticism of Stephen Creevy. Not only does Creevy possess height, but he can also jump, which reeks


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Common sense safety key to riding

We’ve all heard it before. “I wasn’t this protected when I was growing up!” It’s a common phrase you hear at the local playground or park these days. Usually, it’s followed by laughter and a few nods of agreement from other parents nearby. And it’s true. What isn’t a laughing matter are the statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics that detail the thousands of injuries suffered by children every year that could have been prevented

if they were just wearing a bike helmet. Last year, more than 50,000 kids were injured while riding a bike without a helmet, ranging from scalp and face injuries to even death. In fact, next to automobiles, bicycles are tied to more childhood injuries that any other consumer product, including trampolines, ladders and swimming pools. But the vast majority of those injuries would never happen, if we just make sure our kids are wearing their helmet.

CH@TROOM May 23 question Should applicants suspected of illicit drug use pay for and pass a drug test before receiving welfare benefits?

“Yes, this is a great idea. If they are tested positive, they should then be required to enter a substance abuse program to help them to escape their addiction. “That is a lot more compassionate than what we are doing today, which is enabling their bad habit and all the problems that it causes in their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and in society. “Crime would plummet, since a lot of it is done by people with drug and alcohol problems. Alcohol should also be part of this program.” T.H. “All applicants for welfare benefits, not just those ‘suspected’ of illicit drug use should be tested. Otherwise the state could be accused of profiling or discrimination. “Most employers today use drug screening of all potential employees. A person applying for welfare is essentially asking for a paycheck from the taxpayers. We, as employers, have a right to deny payment to any person whom we feel is undeserving, or may misuse the funds we provide.” R.W.J. “Such people should absolutely have to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. However, I would concede that the welfare organization should finance the cost of the test. Common sense.” Bill B. “Anyone receiving any type of welfare should have to pass a drug test.” L.A.D.B. “No it has already been declared unconstitutional. It is very expensive and not cost effective. “In states that have tried this the percentage of drug use was no higher than in the typical population and since addiction is considered a disease would the state then have to provide treatment. This is just another Republican stereotype.” K.S. “Applicants for almost any kind of job are expected to submit to a drug test, so why not for the job of being on the public dole? Why should we pay to feed someone’s drug habit? ‘Suspected’ is a sticky word, prone to interpretation. Test ev-

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eryone who applies and retest periodically.” F.S.D. “I like the general concept, but in our litigious society what low-paid civil servant is going to accuse a person of being a drug-user when that person has unlimited free legal help waiting with bated breath to sue the deep-pocket government?” R.V. “Absolutely! As a taxpayer, I demand it just as if I were a company hiring.” O.H.R. “I think the key word here is ‘suspected.’ I’m not sure how one would determine on what basis those singled out would be chosen and who would make that decision. “I’m really not that concerned about welfare fraud or the reincarnation of Reagan’s welfare queen scenario. I feel that there is so much cutting being done to social services and so much damage being done to every day workers that any amount of fraud would pale in comparison to the amount of need to keep people in basic human needs and services. “What I am more concerned about though would be the taxes I pay that are used to support the salaries of my representatives. “I feel like they are cheating me out of that money by basically standing idle and obstinate. It’s like paying someone top salary and benefits who can’t even preform the most base level tasks of what a company does. “So I think the question should be: Should candidates suspected of uncompromising, non-negotiable, ideologies, pass a test on the concept of compromise governing before receiving tax payer provided salary and benefits. “Public assistance recipients are not the problem. The problem are the politicians who are driving people towards public assistance all the while they hold their hands out, unashamed, to be gorging at the people’s diminishing financial resource trough.” I.P.



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Amazingly, the AAP estimates that fewer than 20 percent of children in Ohio wear a helmet when they are on Shannon their bike, Jones COMMUNITY PRESS scooter, rollerblades or GUEST COLUMNIST skateboard. Frankly, given what we know about safety, those numbers are unacceptable.

Parents, of course, are the best role models for children, so I’m encouraging you to take part in “Ohio Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week” this May 7-11. So yes, things are a little different these days. We provide a little cushion below the monkey bars, we check that the seatbelt is on before we head out the driveway, and we definitely need to make sure that the helmet is on before we pedal down the street. Usually, someone at the park will make the remark that our

society today is overprotective of our children. And that may be true to an extent. But here’s another phrase that’s good to remember: “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” Senator Shannon Jones represents Ohio’s 7th Senate District, which includes Warren County and a portion of Hamilton County. She currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee.

Seniors using e-readers

I love to read. I love to visit bookstores and libraries and take in all the sights and delights of thousands of books on hundreds of topics right at my fingertips. I love the tangible pleasure of pulling a book with a clever title off the shelf and leafing through its pages. If it interests me, I read the introduction, which usually triggers my decision to buy the book or put it back. Several years ago, when the new hand-held, flat-screen ereaders became the “next big thing,” I thought to myself, “There’s no way an electronic gadget is going to replace traditional books.” I might be wrong. Since their introduction, e-readers are popping up all over the place. With nearly seven million sold last year, you see them in use everywhere: Restaurants and waiting rooms, buses and planes. Even in church. Parishioners with e-readers can download the Bible in dozens of translations and follow along with the message. Of course, the e-reader is popular with students who no longer have to carry a backpack full of books.

But another demographic may be growing even faster: Senior citizens. The e-reader is a flat-screen device with a clear, crisp Linda display. Most Eppler COMMUNITY PRESS weigh less than 12 ounces and GUEST COLUMNIST have 4-by-6inch screens. Don’t let the screen size fool you. E-readers have the ability to easily adjust font size. Although e-readers allow the user to do other things - surf the Internet, play games, find recipes - they are primarily for reading books, newspapers and magazines. Prices typically range from $79 to $199. The advantages for seniors are many. For seniors with limited vision, the non-glare background is easy on their eyes. A friend of mine says that she can’t live without her e-reader. She says it’s easy to use and the adjustable font makes a big difference in how quickly you can read. Benefits don’t end there.

One of the most attractive e-reader features for seniors is the ability to download books for free from the library without leaving home. The user simply goes to the library’s website and follows the instructions to choose a book. Once the book is selected, it’s sent directly to the e-reader where it remains for two to three weeks. And here’s the best part: There will never be a late fee! When the book is “due,” it simply disappears from the e-reader screen. Before buying an e-reader, consider talking to your local librarian who will be glad to help. Many libraries, like those in Clermont County, offer oneon-one tutoring for users getting started. Oh, and one last thing. If you buy an e-reader you may want to buy the extended warranty, too (about $30). My husband occasionally drops his Kindle Fire on the floor at night when he falls asleep reading. Some things never change.

Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

It’s time to meet ‘evil 1 percent’ A few words about the “evil” 1 percent. Are they truly evil? Actually, only if you are totally against creating jobs and wealth for the rest of the population. As a former employer, I have some experience with how employers react. I was very employee friendly for a long time. As the federal and state governments and the union made it impossible to compete I reluctantly shifted production to more cost-friendly suppliers. This cost my employees jobs, and in many cases, increases in pay. You have only to examine the lack of hiring in the United States to see the economic devastation that is due to mandated costs. The reality is that high and middle income people spend money in ways that create jobs for working folks. Those working folks make a living and spend money which creates more jobs. When the economy tightens everyone cuts expenditures, both business and personal. If this sounds like “trickle down” that is exactly what it is. The fact is that the more there is at the top, the more comes down to the folks closer to the bottom. That only happens when there is reasonable assurance that the

economy will prosper. The bad news for working folks today is that businesses are not sure what Edward Levy costs will be imposed on COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST them in the COLUMNIST future. Businesses are retaining money instead of investing in new ventures. You can see this in the stock market. Dividends are high to keep the value of the stock high. If the government or the states create more costs, business will use the accumulated cash to invest in more promising areas. Growth is a normal function of business, but the safety of any investment comes first. More bad news for the unemployed is that older people are not retiring. They are staying on the job due to the economy. There is some hope if we look at what the history of recessions and depressions tells us. The economic situation has had a major shift. This has happened before. When jobs are eliminated new ones open up in unforeseen trades and places.

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Consider the period where farming started to be mechanized. At that point it took about 90 percent of the population to feed the rest. Now the number is under 5 percent. This caused a massive shift to the cities where many were seeking charitable help. However, entrepreneurs started factories and industrial jobs appeared. Now we are faced with the basically unprepared “occupy” people who have no job prospects due to the transfer of many jobs overseas. They seem unwilling and unfit for employment. Added to this is the influx of well trained and competitive immigrants who are eager for work and willing to prove their value. If you were an employer, who would you choose, an antagonistic applicant or one who is wanting to prove his/her worth? The service industry appears to be a good prospect. You should go into an interview with the idea that you can be very helpful and are willing to prove that you are the best person they can hire. Then prove it! Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Sallie and Allen Cohen of Montgomery deliver boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Jewish Family Service volunteer coordinator Sandee Golden of Woodlawn explains the project to Binah UC students Sharon Rosner, Samantha Gerstein, Dora Powell, John Blevins and Anna Nagle. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Helping Hands

Beth Schwartz of Kenwood with daughters Monica and Eve. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Jewish Family Service volunteers deliver Passover food to families in need


e love volunteering. When we did this last year we found the people to be so welcoming and appreciative to see visitors in their homes,” said Jewish Family Service volunteer Sarah Gentry, who was on her way to deliver boxes of Passover food to Cincinnati Jewish families in need. Sarah and her husband, Charles, were two of 115 volunteers who made the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service project another success. The high cost of Kosher for Passover food compelled families to volunteer their time to those less fortunate to ensure recipients had an adequate meal. Volunteers of all ages, from 3 to 84, delivered boxes filled with matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner to 270 households, feeding approximately 450 individuals. Additional volunteers came during the week to sort the thousands of cans and boxes of donated food. Deliveries stretched more than 30 ZIP codes. The Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service involves more than just delivering food; it personally connects the volunteers with families. Beth Schwartz, Jewish Family Service executive director, delivered the food with her daughters Eve, 7, and Monica, 15. “We were invited to sit down at the kitchen table in one home where we were served Israeli cookies, Russian bubliks, fruit, and tea. We knew it gave our hosts great pleasure to serve us in their home,” Schwartz said. “The highlight was meeting a woman who was a Russian-Spanish translator. She and my daughter Monica (a freshman who has studied Spanish since 3rd grade) conversed together

Carolyn Wetzler of West Chester Township, Jeff Haas of Montgomery and Elana Wetzler of West Chester Township help prepare boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN Rabbi Gershom Barnard of Symmes Township, Eve Smiley of Kenwood and Monica Valentini of Kenwood prepare boxes of food.

Dennis Mitman and Susan Shorr (right of table) of Symmes Township check in volunteers. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN


Adam and Richard Berhman of Wyoming load a car with boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY

Rabbi Stuart Lavenda of Golf Manor and Ari Ziv of Montgomery carry boxes. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN


and both were surprised and delighted to discover their shared language.” This Passover delivery project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998 and continues to be embraced by the community. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and set-up facilities. Area congregations, organizations, and businesses collected the nonperishable, boxed food. The balance was purchased with monetary donations from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation, Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, and individual community donors. Two area grocery stores made it easy for shoppers to donate. Remke/biggs at Highland and Ridge displayed signs with tearoff slips for shoppers to donate specifically to this project by adding $5, $10 or $20 to their purchase. Meijer on Marburg Avenue also tied in their Simply Give Food Pantry drive around

Bob and Diane Steele of Evendale. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Fouad and Mary Ezra of West Chester Township. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Passover, matching customer’s $10 donations to Jewish Family Service Food Pantry through May 19. No cash or food donations went to waste as the need for food continues throughout the year at Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, which feeds an average of 130 people each month. It is the only kosher food pantry in the region and is in space donated by Golf Manor Synagogue.

Wyoming residents Alex and Elizabeth Woosley help deliver food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN



Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Maple Knoll Big Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Family friendly. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Loveland.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, Through Dec. 20. 891-8277. Sycamore Township. Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through June 28. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Art Exhibits

The Montgomery Kiwanis fishing contest is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads. The fishing contest isfor ages 1-15. Cash prizes will be given for the first fish caught each half hour in each age group. Participants should bring their own rod and bait. The contest is free and is presented by Montgomery Kiwanis Club. Call 910-7068 with questions. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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On Stage - Comedy

Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Dining Events


Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Brad Martin. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Aug. 31. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road, Friday: over 21 night, music by the Naked Karate Girls; $5 admission. Food, music, games and raffle. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Food, games and rides for children, cultural photo opportunities and caricatures, belly dancers, cooking lessons, dance lessons and Middle Eastern music. $1. Through June 3. 544-4925; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Devonshires. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. Through Aug. 17. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a

bers. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Benefits Starshine Charity Cornhole Classic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Double elimination, split-thepot and prizes. Benefits StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Benefits StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. $60. 2721990; Columbia Township.

each half hour in each age group. Bring rod and bait. Free. Presented by Montgomery Kiwanis Club. 910-7068. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., All Saints Church, Sunday: music by the Remains. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. All Fired Up, 1-5 p.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Art show and sale. Wide variety of works including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry, etc. Children’s activities, music by the Bobby Sharp Trio and more. Free. Presented by Montgomery Arts Commission. 891-2424; Montgomery. Mediterranean Food Fest, 1-10 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

Music - Classical

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, “In Honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. Through Sept. 3. 271-8519; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes

On Stage - Comedy

Aqua Zumba, 9-10 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Aug. 25. Safe, challenging, water-based workout. Saturdays, June 2-Aug. 25. $99-$120. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Cooking Classes

Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, All Saints Church, Saturday: music by the Rusty Griswolds. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. Mediterranean Food Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Montgomery Kiwanis Fishing Contest, 9-11 a.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Fishing contest for ages 1-15. Cash prizes for first fish caught

Summer Camp - Arts Clay Works Youth Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., June 4-8. Learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring creativity. Classes are small, with maximum of 12 students per class. Students receive group and individual instruction at their own level. Ages 7-13. $220. Registration required. 683-2529; Loveland.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through June 8. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. Kindergarten-eighth grade Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Summer Camp - Sports Basketball Camp, 5:30-8:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through July 19. Instruction by the Ohio Ballstars Organization. $55-$65. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 30. 6830491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness

Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Through Dec. 17. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Medicinal Herb Presentation, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tano Bistro, 204 W. Loveland Ave., Free. With Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, holistic clinical pharmacist. Focus on antibacterial, gastrointestinal health and urinary tract health. Reservations required. 683-8266. Loveland. Women On Weights, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through July 24. Focus on losing weight, decreasing body fat percentage and increasing strength and flexibility. $160-$199. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Literary - Libraries

Home & Garden

Stockpiling 101, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Learn how to strategically use coupons to build your stockpile. Stockpiling Moms teach basics, store tips and more. Leave class ready to collect and organize your coupons and start building your stockpile. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6051. Blue Ash.

Compost in Your Backyard, 6 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and where to purchase a compost bin. Includes free kitchen collector, “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” magnet and $20 coupon for purchase of bin. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Sycamore Township.

MONDAY, JUNE 4 Karaoke and Open Mic

Recreation Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free mem-

Music - Concerts

On Stage - Theater


Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Art Exhibits


Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Cooking Classes

Music - Blues

Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233; Mariemont.

Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. Through Dec. 5. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exercise Classes

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Art Exhibits

TRX QuickBlast, 4:30-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn new training techniques to spice up current routine. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Open studios where more than 40 artists are showing their works in one building. Free. 683-7283; Loveland.

Health / Wellness

Clubs & Organizations

Great Grilling Cooking Demo, Noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Sample favorite quick and healthy ideas. $10, free for members. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 859-462-3333. Madisonville.

Recreation Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Health / Wellness Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110, $100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. Through Aug. 25. 985-0900. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater


Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, $8. Presented by East Side Players. 7458550; Blue Ash.

2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce … before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg and Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Music by Kevin Fox. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. 7911663; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, The Websters. Free. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30-10:30 p.m.,

Special Events Concours d’Elegance Garage Party, 5 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Theme: “Endless Summer.” Gourmet appetizer buffet and cocktails while viewing the displays of luxury and vintage automobiles. With silent auction. Hosted by Porsche of the Village, Maserati of Cincinnati, Volvo of Cincinnati and Beechmont Audi. $85 per person. Reservations required by 5 p.m. May 31. Presented by Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation. 271-3200; Mariemont.

Tours Countryside Tour, Noon, Village of Mariemont, Square. Start at square for scenic drive through surrounding areas. Stop at a private museum and restoration shop featuring dozens of rare farm tractors before returning. Patron includes Cruisin’ for a Cure party and Concours d’Elegance. $35 per car. Registration required. 321-1951; Mariemont.



Flavorful fish tacos: Here’s the rub

I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve had over the years for fish tacos. Some were complicated, some were easy and most were pretty good since I have alRita ways used Heikenfeld a homemade spice RITA’S KITCHEN rub. Today I was in a time crunch so I used a Southwestern blend from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices at Findlay Market instead of making my own rub. It was so good that I decided to leave the fish whole and serve it as an entree instead of as a taco. The time saved from making my own rub was happily spent in the garden, pulling weeds from the rows of Swiss chard and red onions.

Master recipe for Tex-Mex fish and tacos Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Fish 2 pounds firm white fish (I used halibut) Olive oil Southwestern seasoning

Brush fish on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle on both sides with seasoning. Roast 8-10 minutes depending upon thickness of fish, until it flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook. While fish is roasting, make sauce. To serve fish as an entree: Leave whole and serve sauce alongside or drizzled on top. I served mine with a side of potatoes. To make tacos:

apricots or your favorite dried fruit

8 tortillas (corn or flour), warmed 1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded or favorite greens, shredded

Break cooked fish into pieces and divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with avocado wedges. Cathy’s cilantro scallion creamy sauce Cathy, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, gave me this recipe after I finished teaching a class on easy seafood entrees. “This is delicious on top of fish tacos,” she said. I used cilantro from the herb garden. You can also top the tacos with salsa, guacamole or pico de gallo sauce, if you want. Stir together: ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions/green onions

Rita's recipe for Southwestern-seasoned fish can be used by itself or as a component in fish tacos. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Chopped cilantro to taste: start with 1⁄3 cup 3 tablespoons each sour cream and mayonnaise Grated rind from 1 lime Lime juice to taste: start with a scant 2 teaspoons and go from there 1 nice-sized clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Diced tomatoes (optional) Avocado slices to serve alongside (optional)

Boston brown bread I hope this is close to what Northern Kentucky

reader John Meier is looking for. It’s adapted from a recipe by Jasper White, the famous New England cook. John loved Busken Bakery’s brown bread served in their downtown location. John enjoyed it with cream cheese and strawberries. Cooks Illustrated also has a wonderful recipe for Boston brown bread, which is a bit too long to include here. Check out their site for the recipe. To make strawberry (or pineapple) cream cheese, mix softened cream cheese

with fresh diced strawberries and sweeten with confectioners sugar, or blend softened cream cheese with drained, crushed pineapple. You can also simply stir strawberry jam into softened cream cheese. Butter 1½ cups brown-bread flour (see note) 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ⁄3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk ½ cup raisins, currants, dried cherries, cranberries,

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously butter a 1-pound coffee can. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in molasses and milk. Fold in fruit. Fill coffee can with batter. It should come up only about two-thirds of the way. Cover top with foil and tie with string to make airtight. Place in a deep baking pan, put pan in oven and fill pan with boiling water halfway up the side of coffee can. Steam for two hours, checking water level after one hour. Add more boiling water if needed. Check by sticking a skewer into the bread; it will come out clean when done. Remove string and foil and allow to cool one hour before unmolding. Note: Brown bread flour is a specialty New England flour and can be hard to find. Make your own by combining equal amounts of whole wheat flour, rye flour and cornmeal. Store in freezer. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Senior Center hosts summer dance Upcoming events at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. Call 984-1234 for more information:

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Camp captures true flavor of favorite games Remember when there was a knock on the door and a neighbor would ask your mom if you could come out to play……? Remember when eenie, meenie, minie, moe determined teams? Remember ghost runners and pitcher’s hand’s out? Remember hide and seek, ghost in the graveyard, kick the can, king of the hill? Remember when the big kids let the little kids play so you had enough for a game? Remember arguing over outs, fouls, first downs, strikes, who’s it, and out-of-bounds, but almost always coming to a fair compromise? Remember how most players never really cared who won or lost five minutes after the game was over? Remember how you were exhausted at the end of the day from playing, but couldn’t wait to get up the next day and start all over again? Laffalot Summer Camps owner and director Pat Nymberg does,

and she tries her best to bring it back. Nymberg has used all her experiences to come up with a program that uses a menagerie of games, sports and activities to give kids the variety they hunger for. It is Laffalot’s blend of fun and athletics, which includes traditional sports as well as many non-traditional games like scooter basketball, crazy ball and base chase that attracts campers and brings them back year after year. Laffalot Summer Camps will be at Mayerson JCC the week of June 11-15, as well as the Blue Ash Recreation Center (June 11-15 and June 1822), Mount Notre Dame High School (June 25-29), and St. Margaret of York (July 9-13), and at Springdale Recreation Center the week of July 30 - Aug. 3. The cost for a child is between $105-$120/week depending on the location. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a complete listing of 2012 Laffalot Summer Camp locations, visit

Sycamore Center Art Show

The Sycamore Center Artists will present its annual art show with a grand opening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 14. The works will be in the Art Room as well as displayed throughout the Sycamore Senior Center, with a special evening pre-viewing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The Sycamore Senior Center’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Arrive early during the daytime showings and enjoy a tasty lunch at the Sycamore Café and then visit the show. All works on display are for sale and were created by the members of the Center’s Artists Group.

The Sycamore artists meet weekly and welcome all, from beginners to practicing artists wishing to refresh and enhance their skills with uplifting and encouraging experiences. Many members of the Sycamore artists have achieved honors and awards in local competitions. Interested art enthusiasts are invited to join the group. The exhibit will continue through June 21. For more information, please call Rose Parker at 931-7305 or Kathy Timm at 686-1010.

July 9-July 13 Theatre Camp program designed for adults over 40, to be held on the Sycamore Senior Center campus. More information is available at the Sycamore Senior Center, by calling 513-556-2595, or by accessing CCM _summer/ AdultTheatreCamp.html

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The Chris Murphy and Reflektion multi-piece entertainment group will have everyone dancing as they perform songs from Swing and Broadway musical styles on Saturday, June 16, at the Sycamore Senior Center in Blue Ash. The Spring Grove Family is sponsoring this opportunity to strut your stuff while reminiscing to the upbeat and toe-tapping rhythms of earlier times. Get up and party to enjoy the evening sprinkled with light-hearted humor throughout the evening’s presentation. A photo booth will be available providing a free strip of pics as a souvenir of the fun evening. Advance tickets are available for $10 each or $15 per couple and tickets are limited, so take advantage of the early bird sav-

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Eddie Merlot’s hosts fundraiser

A record 290 guests feasted on filet mignon, crab-stuffed sole and red velvet cake at the fourth annual “Open Your Heart for Stepping Stones” Valentine dinner at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Montgomery. The event is a key fundraiser for Stepping Stones’ programs for people with disabilities and is conducted each year on the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day. Guests were welcomed with wine and hors d’oeuvres before the threecourse sit-down dinner. The cocktail hour reception was rosy with red ties, red jackets and red gowns. Guests bought early Valentines including heartshaped concrete garden stones created by participants in Stepping Stones’ programs and chances to win raffle prizes. Guests purchasing sponsorships to send children to camp received heart-shaped rings and pendants that flashed and twinkled through the evening. Event chairwoman was Mary McGraw, of Indian Hill. Committee members were John McIlwraith, Jennifer McNair and Sarah Steinman, of Indian Hill, and Tisha Wright, of Morrow. Meg Kohnen, of Indian Hill, won the signed John Ruthven print.

Chairwoman Mary McGraw, left, chats with Bill and Beth Carroll and Mike McGraw, all of Indian Hill, at the Stepping Stones Open Your Heart Valentine Dinner. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Cara Kroeger, of Symmes Township, won the his and hers Jeep watches from D’Elegante and Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 wine from Eddie Merlot’s. Lynn Groh, of Indian Hill, won the custom granite table from SimsLohman Fine Kitchens and Granite. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving children and adults with disabilities at program sites in Indian Hill and Batavia. Programs include three-star rated preschool, alternative education for students with autism, summer day and overnight camps, yearround respites, adult services and Saturday programs for school children. For information, call 831-4660 or web site

Toasting are Jack Painter, Indian Hill; Bob Coy, Clifton, and Donna Painter, Indian Hill. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Oliver Birkhead, center, enjoys the evening with Jane Birkhead, left, Susan Muth and Chris Muth, all of Indian Hill. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the 2012 Annual Award Winners! LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: (51 or more employees) London Computer Systems

Stepping Stones Board member Jeff Weedman and his wife, Cheri Weedman, of Indian Hill, with Sue and Steve Baggott, of Blue Ash, get ready to enjoy dinner. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

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Church to honor Loveland scout St. Xavier High School junior David Moss, 17, of Loveland has completed his Eagle project. President Drive Church of Christ in the Villages of Roll Hill, formerly known as the Fay Community, was the recipent of many months of planning, fundraising and man hours to complete the project. Moss built a 40-footby-50-foot fence between the church and the neigborhood recreation center, as well as a swing set and finished it off by mulching the entire area. This will allow the children to have a safe place to play. There are 800 residences within the area and there is not a playground at all. The church will have a safe area for the children to play during Vacation Bible School, as well as their Friday night movies, they host in the summer. The church will recognize Moss at a service at1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

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David Moss organized a team to build a new play area at Presidents Drive Church of Christ. THANKS TO EMILY MOSS

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;www.armstrong

Ascension Lutheran Church

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Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show. Register at


Sharonville United Methodist

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Community Lighthouse Church of God

Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

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Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. This is a great opportunity for children to learn to play with children their age, while parents get some much-needed time to themselves. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filling fast. Call 6834256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth-grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

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Loveland United Methodist Church

The church invites kids ages 3 through sixth grade to Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 11-15. The flight plan is to explore God’s amazing wonders of nature while learning of His wonderful power in our lives. To register, call 4743551, or e-mail or The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 474-2441;

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Mount Washington Baptist Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Lighthouse Baptist Church Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11

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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC INVITED TO HEARING ON TITLE VI/B AND PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCA TION GRANT PROGRAMS The Loveland City School district invites all interested persons to attend a public hearing at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 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 Please programs. call Heidi Stickney, Coordinator of Student Services at 6835600 if you have any questions. 1001699256 The 2011 Basic Financial Statements of the City of Loveland for the year ended December 31, 2011 has been completed and is available for public inspection in City Hall, Finance Department, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH 45140 businormal during The hours. ness statements are also available on the City’s website at land Ronald P. Roemer, Interim Finance Director 1001706854

The church is having vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, June 11-15. At Sky VBS, kids discover that by trusting God, everything is possible. Interactive experiences make this an exciting and meaningful program for children from 3 years old through sixth-graders. Registration is at 6 p.m. June 10. The church is at 2021 Sutton, Mount Washington; 231-4445;

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Washington United Methodist Church. The dinner is provided and prepared by the generous

members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. The dinner is free to the public. All are welcome. The church is at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946;

PromiseLand Church

The church has prayer revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981, Hills Christian Church Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” Jawin’ with John is back. Bring wine and cheese and speak with Father John in an informal setting. Upcoming dates are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, and Thursday, May 31. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the library. The group will discuss the novel “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sibar. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; .

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional

worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. The church continues with the series, “This is love: Taking I John to Heart and Life,” as Rev. Dick Coldwell preaches the sermon, “World Beaters.” The scripture will be I John 5:1-6 and 2:3-6. Communion will be offered at all three services. Small group prayer and share meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. Please join us. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

SonRise Community Church Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. at 9:30 a.m. there are Sunday school classes for all ages and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Summer Jam for Adults begins June 3 and lasts through Aug. 12. This will be a time for learning, singing, fellowship and fun. Plans are being made for the annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 17. The theme is “SKY–Everything is Possible with God.” Canines for Christ continues to have training sessions for dogs at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. All dog owners are welcome. It is a wonderful experience to see what a comfort their visits are to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Visitors and guests are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

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Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Vacation Bible School: “Operation Overboard” will be June 18-22. Space is still available for first through sixth grades. Register online (Children’s Ministries link) or by calling the church office. Top-rated Sycamore Presbyterian Pre-school is now enrolling 2012-2013 school year. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

Trinity Community Church

The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631; .



POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Edward L. Bond, 53, 890 W. Loveland Ave. D4, disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm, May 15. Lisa M. Griffin, 47, 217 W. 12Th St., disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm, May 15. Cassandra Harris Jasper, 31, 4128 Whetsel Ave., re-cite other department, May 15. Anthony J. Socha, 23, 8755 Donovan Court, re-cite other department, May 15. Danielle K. Sirkin, 20, 5160 Montgomery Road Apartment 3, re-cite other department, May 16. Keisha Simone Walton, 22, 38 High Ridge Drive, arrest-other agency/county warrant, May 16. Amanda J. Schwalm, 23, 6667 Skinner St., re-cite other department, capias, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse instrument (not marijuana), May 17. Matthew S. Adame, 19, 858 Vera Lois Lane, drug abuse-possess/ use, May 17. Neal C. Cox, 19, 1832 Hill Station Road, drug paraphernalia-use/ possess, weapon, carry concealed, May 17. Jane C. Zopff, 56, 5911 Brewer Road, re-cite other department, license plates-expired or unlawful, May 18. Michelle Lynn Potter, 38, 663

Park Ave. G-1, arrest-other agency/county warrant, May 19. Tatiana Danova, 35, 397 Antietam Blvd., falsification, failure to comly with order or signal of police officer, seat belt required, arrest-other agency/ county warrant, May 20.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct-intox annoy or alarm At 126 Karl Brown Way, May 15. Domestic violence At 201 N. Elm St., May 16. Drug abuse-possess/use, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, weapon, carry concealed At 225 E. Loveland Ave., May 17. Endangering children-risk of harm At 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, May 17. Falsification, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer At 500 Loveland-Madeira Road, May 20. Re-cite other department At 126 S. Lebanon Road, May 15. At 126 S. Lebanon Road, May 15. At 112 N. Lebanon Road, May 18. Re-cite other department, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse instrument (not marijuana) At 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, May 17.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 13, public indecency, May 10. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, May 10. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, May 10. Johnathon H. Geraci, 18, 5790 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, criminal damage, May 10. Christopher Burns, 32, 140 Holly Drive, assault, May 13.

Incidents/investigations Assault Juveniles involved in a fight at 1283 Pebble Brooke No. 3, May 9. Male was assaulted at 1078 S. Muscovy, May 12. Male was assaulted at Talon Tavern at Ohio 131, May 13. Attempted burglary

Attempt made to enter residence at 5596 Sugar Camp, May 7. Burglary Money, camera, medications, etc. taken; $850 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 123, May 8. Money taken; $222 at 1890 Pebble Ridge No. 5, May 10. Entry made into apartment at 1185 Brightwater, May 13. Criminal damage Horse trailer written on with marker at 902 Carpenter, May 7. Mailbox damaged at 5645 Sugar Camp, May 8. Graffiti painted on roadway and sign at 2100 block of Oakwood, May 10. Roof of vehicle crushed at 6091 Donna Jay, May 12. Windshield and mirror damaged on vehicle at 6065 Donna Jay, May 13. Drug possession,

paraphernalia K-9 unit detected drug paraphernalia and possible heroin during traffic stop at area of I-275 at Wards Corner, May 10. Public indecency Male student urinated on school bus at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, May 10. Theft Battery taken; $100 at 968 Long Lane, May 7. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5809 Deerfield, May 8. Credit cards and cash taken from purse at Family Dollar at Ohio 131, May 9. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $15 at Branch Hill Guinea, May 11. 2011 Chevrolet taken from Enterprise Rent-a-Car; $25,000 at Ohio 28, May 11. Alcoholic drinks taken from Kroger; $26 at Branch Hill Guinea, May 11. Briefcase, pistol, laptop, etc. taken from vehicle at Speedway lot; $900 at Ohio 131, May 12. Face creams taken from Kroger; $49 at Ohio 28, May 12. Cash taken from vehicle; $96 at 6080 Bridgehaven, May 12. Violation of protection order At 1758 Ohio 131, May 9.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Nicholas Green, 31, 2301 Hudson Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, May 9. Seth Cohen, 19, 6137 Ridge Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, May 9.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at 11390 Montgomery Road, May 11. Burglary Attempt made at 11164 Terwillingers Hill, April 24. Residence entered and $200 removed at 12174 Sycamore Terrace, May 3. Criminal damaging Brake line damaged at 12114 Sycamore Terrace, April 28. Robbery Victim threatened and $270 removed at 12187 Mason Way, May 7. Theft Cell phone valued at $500 removed at 9162 Union Cemetery Road, April 24. Currency of unknown value removed at 9136 Union Cemetery Road, April 28. Batteries valued at $540 removed at 9570 Fields Ertel Road, April 30. Window damaged at 8755 Fields Ertel Road, April 30.


505 Hanna Ave., Robert & Regina Moran, trustees to Robert Moran Jr., 0.3440 acre, $124,000. 112 Tall Timber Drive, Ralph & Kiana Fruechtemeyer to Charles & Nicole Mertes, $750,000.


10081 Shelburn Drive: Monnier Gary E. & Dale M. to Deem Lawrence & Michelle; $218,500. 10956 Rednor Court: Polasko Anne S. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $160,000. 1658 Lindenhall Drive: Mayer Brian Lee & Danielle Lea to Gault Desmon C. & Brittany A.; $160,000. 1701 Loveland Ave.: Mcgill Kelly And Associates LLC to Fsm Jr. Properties LLC; $90,000. 1936 Stockton Drive: Poynter Jeffrey to Lusk Jo A.; $125,000. 5011 Bristol Court: Dykstra Marie to Patterson Lawrence Thoms & Barbara Broden Patterso; $117,250.


1030 Bayhill Drive, U.S. Bank NA to Platium Real Estate Solutions LLC, 0.6910 acre, $198,199. 890 Blackpine Drive, Elizabeth & Dominick DeBlasio to Chad & Jacklyn Smith, $287,500. 6223 Branch Hill Guinea Road, Beneficial Financial I Inc. to Marilyn Wofford, 0.7600 acre, $77,000. 5752 Buckwheat Road, Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee to Jamie Mentzel $60,299. 6040 Delfair Lane, Ryan Wood to Katherine Bresler & Daniel Brunck, 0.1840 acre, $171,000. 6062 Delfair Lane, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Melissa Garmon, 0.1650 acre, $114,900. 5579 Hoffman Road, Gorman Construction Services LLC to Richard & Emma Kennebeck, 0.4680 acre, $205,000. 1098 Kimberly Lane, Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. to

Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co., $132,700. 1098 Kimberly Lane, Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. to Bradley & Jennifer Lotz, $75,000. 600 Meijer Drive, David & Wendy Moeller to James Fox, 3.1730 acre, $173,000. 6330 Miami Court, Daniel & Sandra Lankin to Craig & Andrea Rohlfs, $355,000. 1256 Ohio 131, Sarah & Gary Gelter II to Bryan & Raejean Whitaker, 0.9470 acre, $103,000. 1438 Ohio 131, Michael & Tammy Brinegar to Shawn Cassidy & Judith LeMasters, $59,000. 6091 Olde Gate Court, Robert & Kimberly Porter to Shawn & Amy Mootz, $183,500. 957 Paxton Lake Drive, Bradley Bolton to Shawn & Cheryl Spencer, $285,000. 1030 Red Bird Road, Zicka Investments Inc. to Eugene & Inna Kopaygorodsky, $70,000. 1375 Ridgecrest Drive, Estate of Geraldine Richardson to Joey & Abigail Daniels, $115,000. 6710 Sandy Shores Drive, Zicka Homes Ltd. to Tim & Gina Mouser, $553,689. 1059 Shore Point Court, Lot 7, Oasis Shores LLC to Richard & Jenny Huddleston, 0.4310 acre, $40,000. 1086 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2996 acre, $55,000. 5712 Tall Oaks Drive, Donald Richard MacLean to New Equity Homes LLC, $42,000. 703 Traverse Creek Drive, Estate of Eugene Numrich to Elaine Priest, $143,000. 576 Wards Corner Road, Stephen Colvin, trustee to Hargis Bowling, $137,000. 5892 Whippoorwill Hollow, Mathias Michael Kowollik to Justin Weil, $108,000. 5903 Whippoorwill Hollow Drive, Jeanne Amalie Van Pelt to David & Samantha Ferguson, $118,000. 5730 Willnean Drive, Brian Fay to Jennifer Messerschmidt-

Warther, $158,000. 5874 Winchester Drive, James & Susan Grow to Essie Waugh, $134,900. 5616 Wittmer Meadows Drive, NVR Inc. to Robert & Christine

Donald Benjamin Kegley, 57, of Loveland died May 18. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survived by wife, Deanna Rae DeMarco Kegley; children Kelli Stracuse, Leslie Birch, Evan and Deidre Kegley; grandchildren Marissa Kegley, Tierra Birch, Nyasla Birch and Elijah Siracuse; parents Peyton and Shirley Kegley and Jim and JoAnne Topper; and siblings Joan Keller, Rick Kegley, Rhonda Sisson and Karen Mooney. Services were May 23 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland-


Enyart Road: Tres Anos LLC to Umarova Kamola & Ravshan Mahmud; $90,000. 10959 Shadow Glen Drive: Eversmann Edith E. & David A.

to Mayer Brian L. & Danielle L.; $269,900. 11765 Thistlehill Drive: Winter Brian W. to Muirheid Lee M.; $155,000.

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Wilson, 0.3150 acre, $256,245. 5645 Wittmer Meadows Drive, Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Scott & Sarah Thayer, 0.2970 acre, $174,110.

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Russel C. Roush, 92, of Loveland died May 21. He was a Merchant Marines veteran of World War II. Survived by wife, Cleta M. (nee Simpson) Roush; daughters Karen Roush and Debbie ArmorBeavers; grandchildren Lori Warram, Brian Armor and Eric and Justin Beavers; great-grandchildren Courtney, Audrey, Alaina, Lia and Kali; brother, Walter Roush and many nieces and nephews. Services were My 25 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. | 1.800.227.2345 CE-0000506670




Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the ceme-

tery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


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


Crossroads Hospice - Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day

is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 7935070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its home delivered meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would

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pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bridgett Biggs at 5618150, or e-mail her at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered three to four times per year. Classes are held MondayFriday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community

Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s After-school program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.fazekas@use. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-onone contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school

groups. Call 932-1424 or email melittasmi@countrysideymca. org. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 2877025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties.

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