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Miami talks the walks By Mary Dannemiller

Seniors in the spotlight

Seniors packed the Miami Township Civic Center May 7 for the fourth annual Super Senior Saturday. Residents were able to play Nintendo Wii, get their blood pressure checked, learn about police and fire safety and even participate in the Ray Bauer Memorial Chair Volleyball Tournament. SEE LIFE, B1

Giving back

Thomas Jefferson once said: “I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income to charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applied to do the most good for which it is capable.” This is what Mount Notre Dame’s Youth Philanthropy Council teaches the more than 60 students who are involved in the program. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Dirt bikes

If you’re driving through Milford or Miami Township, you might notice something unusual – old bicycles covered in flowers and decorations. That’s because the Greater Milford Events & Arts Council members are hosting the first of what they hope will be an annual event called Bikes in Bloom. SEE STORY, A2

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MIAMI TWP. - More Milford students could soon be walking or riding their bikes to school, thanks to the results of a Safe Routes to School study. Miami Township submitted a school travel plan to the federal program to help find barriers that are preventing more children from walking or riding their bikes to school, said Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk. The township now can apply to receive grant funding from the program to help overcome those barriers and make it easier and safer for children to get to school. “What our plan essentially does is take a look at all the schools that are within Miami Township and analyzes what barriers to walk-ability these schools have and, as in most suburban communities, most of the schools do not have sidewalks or some type of pedestrian path access to the schools,” Fronk said. “We had an engineer take a look and actually provide the solutions where we could build the sidewalks and crosswalks.” Sidewalk and crosswalk options for all the schools were included in the study’s results, except for Boyd E. Smith Elementary. It was determined that the building on Jer-Les Drive is not conducive to walking or riding a bike to school, Fronk said. “What the study discourages is putting a crosswalk on a street where motorists might not expect to see one because it creates a dangerous situation,” Fronk said. “We don’t want to put our students in any dangerous situation. There aren’t enough houses back there to warrant a traffic signal at that location and that would be the only safe way you could get across Branch Hill-Guinea Pike.” Milford Exempted Village School District Superintendent Bob Farrell said connecting the township’s neighborhoods to schools with sidewalks is important, but student safety is the first priority. “I think it’s a great idea to try

See MIAMI on page A2 “What the study discourages is putting a crosswalk on a street where motorists might not expect to see one because it creates a dangerous situation. We don’t want to put our students in any dangerous situation. There aren’t enough houses back there to warrant a traffic signal at that location and that would be the only safe way you could get across Branch Hill-Guinea Pike.”

Larry Fronk Miami Township administrator




Loveland resident Tom McGee has learned that you can fight city hall. Loveland City Council has decided to let his family keep two miniature goats – including Flossie, seen here.

'Goatgate' closed

Flossie, Rudy spared by council vote By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND – “Goatgate,” as Loveland City Councilman Brent Zuch likes to call it, has been resolved. Loveland City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow miniature goats Flossie and Rudy to continue hoofing it up in the back and side yards of their owners’ home on Heidelberg Drive. It’s been a seven-month saga for Tom and Sherry McGee, who got the goats about a year ago because their teen-age daughter wanted them as a 4-H project. Loveland ordered the goats removed last October, but the city subsequently put the order on hold to give officials time to study the law forbidding the animals. The city considered various scenarios, including changing the zoning code to allow miniature goats on a conditional basis and taking a broader look at whether other urban farm animals such as chickens and pot-bellied pigs also should be allowed in Loveland. “I’ve heard from probably a dozen or more people and every single one of them said just let the poor people keep their goats,” Zuch said at a recent city council meeting. “At this point, I just say enough is enough. I don’t think these goats are harming anybody. “If there are particular neighborhoods here in Loveland who feel that pygmy goats are not appropriate for their neighborhood and they have a homeowners association – or they want to form a homeowners association – they can add an additional restriction



where they don’t have to have them in their neighborhood,” Zuch said. Joining Zuch in a vote to approve the ordinance were Mayor Rob Weisgerber, Vice Mayor David Bednar and council members Linda Cox, Mark Fitzgerald and Paulette Leeper. “We were really happy to hear about that,” Sherry McGee said. “We weren’t (at the meeting), but they were nice enough to call and tell us about it.” Councilman Todd Osborne cast the lone vote against the ordinance allowing the miniature goats. “Plain and simple, this is a one-person ordinance change,” Osborne said. “This is ridiculous. Quote me on it, it’s ridiculous.” Plus, “We’re a city,” Osborne said. “We’re not a farm.” Weisgerber said Osborne is right about the new ordinance being prompted by “a one-location issue” as opposed to a wideranging study of a citywide question. “In the end, I would prefer to have seen this addressed at the zoning level,” Weisgerber said. “At some point in the future I think it is correct in this community for the planning and zoning committee to look at this independently of this particular family and say, ‘If I divorce this issue from this family and these pets, is this how we should proceed?’ ” The ordinance approved by city council allows miniature goats so long as: • Each miniature goat weighs no more than 60 pounds. • Owners have no more than two miniature goats and no




What they say “I’ve heard from probably a dozen or more people and every single one of them said just let the poor people keep their goats At this point, I just say enough is enough. I don’t think these goats are harming anybody.”

Brent Zuch Loveland council member

“Plain and simple, this is a one-person ordinance change. This is ridiculous. Quote me on it, it’s ridiculous. We’re a city. We’re not a farm.”

Todd Osborne Loveland council member

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June 8, 2011

Bikes are blooming in Milford, Miami Twp. By Kellie Geist-May

If you’re driving through Milford or Miami Township, you might notice something unusual – old bicycles covered in flowers and decorations. That’s because the Greater Milford Events & Arts Council members are hosting the first of what they hope will be an annual event called Bikes in Bloom. “One of our members had gone to New York and, when she was there, they were having a event like this. We thought it would be fun to try here,” said Connie Hunter,


GMEAC president. While the organization was worried when Bikes in Bloom got off to a slow start, they are “thrilled with the response,” said Bikes in Bloom Chairperson Mary Anne Crowley. “We’ve very pleased,” she said. “We were hoping for 10 entries and were very happy when we had 20. We ended up with 45 entries. This is our first time doing a major event like this and it’s really taken off.” The 42 bikes, which are going up this week, will be featured at 25 businesses, 11 non-profit organizations and

for Bikes in Bloom which runs through the end of July. Ballots can be picked-up and dropped-off at a number of businesses and offices including Jamboree Sports, 130 Cemetery Ave.; Lehr’s Market, 840 Main St.; MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce, 98 Lila Ave.; Milford-Miami Township Library, 1099 Ohio 131; the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Road; and more. For a full list, visit Hunter said those who have chosen to host the bikes can keep them up and maintain them as long as they want. She said GMEAC

“The study has opened us up to a pot of grant money we can apply for to help construct these sidewalks in and around the schools and get some program money to do some education within the schools,” he said. “The surveys really gave us some strong input as to what direction we should be going in and where our priorities should be. It was an exciting tool for us to use.” The next Miami Township trustee meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive.

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Sunday swing

Sunday Swing, a big band dinner and dance benefit at Paul Brown Stadium to benefit the Over-the-Rhine Learning Center, is 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12. This Benefit Supports the Over-the-Rhine Learning Center which is a outreach ministry of First Lutheran Church, also in Over-the-Rhine. First Lutheran is a member of the Cinci Conference which is a group of ELCA churches in the area in and around Cincinnati. First Lutheran receives significant support throughout the conference. On the North East side of Cincinnati this includes Good Shepherd Lutheran in Kenwood and Prince of Peace in Loveland. Tickets can be ordered

online at or by calling Good Shepherd in Kenwood at 891-1700. An incredible musical group, “Scott Belck and the Cincinnati Swing Orchestra”, composed of 14 members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and led by Belck, director of Jazz Studies at CCM, will be performing two musical sets for dancing following dinner. Tickets for this fundraising event are $275 per couple and $150 per individual. Corporate sponsorships are available and group pricing as well.

Tea Party meets June 9

Miami Township Tea Party’s June Meeting is at 7

p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Miami Township Civic Center Trustees Room, 6101 Meijer Drive. Guest Jeff Lykins will speak on oil industry and energy prices. For more information, contact Paul Odioso (513) 3004253 or email, or Larry Heller (513) 575-0062 or email

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hopes people will get out and take a look at the variety of decorated bikes. “We just want everyone to see what a terrific job people have done with these old bikes. It’s really fantastic,” she said. “I also want to thank the residents and the businesses for all their support and cooperation.” Crowley said some of the bikes she’s heard about so far include a bike wrapped in beads at Ally Beads, one covered in piggy banks at Center Bank, a tall bike at Roads Rivers and Trails, and special “Blooms Through the Years” display at SEM Communities


Bikes decorated with flowers, like this one outside Ally Beads in historic downtown Milford, will on display in Milford and Miami Township throughout the summer.

that includes a baby carriage, bike, walker and wheelchair. “We’re impressed with all the ones we’ve seen,” she said. “They’re absolutely beautiful.” “We hope to do this again next year,” Crowley said.


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to have students travel safely to school,” he said. “We wholeheartedly want to work with the township because this is not only healthy for the kids, but also gives them a feeling of independence. Ultimately, we want to make sure it’s safe and I think by working together, we can make sure that happens.” The township has worked with principals, teachers, students and even sent out a survey to parents in the past about where they would like to see more sidewalks and that feedback will be used in grant-writing process, Fronk said.

six residences along two corridors: Wooster Pike through Milford and out U.S. 50 to Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road and along Ohio 28 to Mulberry and toward Loveland on Branch Hill-Guinea Pike. A list of the locations by area is available at GMEAC’s website, The bikes will be judged the first week of June and the following awards will be given out during a ceremony in July: Best Theme Name, Most Creative, Best Design Harmony, Best Color and Texture and Most Enjoyable. There also will be a separate People’s Choice Award

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23, Aug. 7 and 23 and Sept. 18; at 9 a.m. Aug. 13, and 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Trips begin at Lake Isabella and will be a 7.5-mile venture down the Little Miami River. Take out will be at the Jim Terrell Park in Milford. Transportation back to Lake Isabella will be provided. All equipment will be provided and flotation devices will be worn at all times. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Cost for each program is $30 for adults and $25 for children 6 to 18. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tackle trade days

Reel in a deal during Tackle Trade Days at Lake Isabella from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, June 11, July 9 and Oct. 8. A variety of new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more will be available for the experienced and amateur angler. Tackle Trade Days will showcase local fishing equipment vendors in a flea-market style setting. Anglers are sure to find that right fishing pole or lure from the large selection of bargain gear. Tackle Trade Days is free and open to the public. Any dealers or individuals who would like to sell their gently used fishing gear are asked to call the Lake Isabella boathouse at 791-1663 to reserve a spot. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit or call 521-PARK. Also, be sure to check out the park district Facebook page and follow them on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks.


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Officials hope new jail beds alleviate warrant problem By John Seney


Loveland Intermediate School is looking for students interested in attending Camp Invention, a week-long day program designed to boost youngsters’ creative powers in science, technology, engineering and math. Steve Federman, who teaches sixth-grade science at Loveland Intermediate School, will direct the camp, which will run from Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17. Here, Federman works with students (from left) Lucas Fields, Victoria Housemeyer and Sarah Cronin using modeling clay to simulate the steps in the rock cycle.

Calling all young inventors and would-be inventors By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND – Loveland Intermediate School is looking for students interested in attending Camp Invention, a week-long day program designed to boost youngsters’ creative powers in science, technology, engineering and math. Steve Federman, who teaches sixth-grade science at Loveland Intermediate School, will direct the camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17. Students who will be entering grades one through six next school year are eligible. Camp Invention is a program of Invent Now Inc., a non-profit organization based in North Canton, Ohio, that encourages and recognizes young inventors. “Research is showing that one of the most valuable skills that we can teach our children is creative problem-solving,” Federman said. “At Camp Invention, we are providing children with the tools and skills that will prepare them for the future work force. “But we don’t tell them that, they just think that they’re having a lot of fun,” Federman added.

This is the first time Loveland Intermediate School has hosted Camp Invention. Loveland teachers will staff the camp, area high-school students will serve as counselors and local parents will volunteer additional help. “Camp Invention is a great opportunity for students to explore their interests in science and math,” said Chad Hilliker, principal of Loveland Intermediate School. “Loveland is very excited to offer this opportunity for them.” Invent Now says more than 66,000 elementaryschool children nationwide participated in Camp Invention last year. The program focuses on creative problem-solving, hands-on exercises and games that involve physical activity and teach teamwork. Participants create their own inventions using recycled material and other supplies. Camp Invention costs $215 per child, but organizers will reduce that to $190 each if two students sign up together. Space is limited to 110 children. For more information or to register, visit or call 1-800-9684332.

BATAVIA – Clermont County officials hope new jail beds opening this summer will alleviate the problem of people wanted on outstanding warrants being let go because no jail space is available. Doug Brothers, assistant to the county administrator, told the county commissioners April 20 that when police stop an individual wanted on a warrant, the person often is issued a citation or notice for another court hearing because no space is available in the jail. This practice, known as a warrant recite, has been in place about 10 years. Brothers said the practice is costly and negatively impacts the integrity of the justice system.

About 2,100 individuals have outstanding warrants and have been recited. Of those, about 1,000 have more than one recite and 140 have more than five. Brothers said most recites are for post-dispositional issues, meaning the individuals have already had their trials, but did not complete the requirements of their sentences. He said officials have begun establishing a priority list of individuals wanted on warrant recites. The highest priority will be for people who did not appear for arraignment and have four or more recites. When 32 new beds open at the Clermont County Jail this summer, individuals high on the priority list will be taken to jail rather than recited, Brothers said.

Commissioners in March agreed to a plan by Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg to reopen the “Super Max” maximum security section of the jail. The plan would restore 32 jail beds that were lost over the past several years because of budget cuts. About 15 to 20 of the new jail beds will be set aside for the warrant recites. Brothers said the process will be tested with a smaller priority list before the new jail beds actually open. Commissioner Archie Wilson asked if there would be any effort to encourage people with old warrants to turn themselves in. Wilson said there might be someone who was recited on a warrant 10 years ago, but now has kids and a job. “If he reads about a roundup, he might turn himself in,” he said.


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June 8, 2011

‘Loveland Frogmen’ film wins cable TV award


Norman Parr of Loveland is shocked to see a strange creature in the road, in “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen.”


Gretchen Kessler, a former Loveland High School student, investigates strange happenings in “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen.” Kessler wrote, starred in, and co-directed the film.

A film by a Loveland teen, “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” won the award for Best Entertainment Video in the nonprofessional category May 11 at the Blue Chip Cable Access Awards ceremony. The annual event honors the best of public access programming in the TriState. The quirky film about a group of teenagers who stumble across strange reptilian creatures along the banks of the Little Miami River was written and codirected by former Loveland High School student Gretchen Kessler. The movie was inspired by the legend of a half-man/half-frog that supposedly inhabits the river. Various people have reported seeing the creature since the 1950s, although no such sightings have ever been verified. However, the legend has persisted, and is now the subject of articles on several websites. “I’m thrilled to have won the award,” said Gretchen, now a freshman majoring in theatre and film production at Ohio University. “When I first learned about the Loveland Frogman, I thought it would make a fun movie. I’m glad the judges agreed. I’d like to thank all my friends who helped, and especially my


Paul Schliesser of Loveland plays an old man who lives along the river near the Loveland Castle, in “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen.” family.” Gretchen’s father, Bob Kessler, who co-directed the film, accepted the award in his daughter’s absence. It was the second such award for the pair, who were honored three years ago for their film “Flavor Invisible,” about a group of high school girls who invent invisible ice cream. In “Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” Gretchen plays a girl who is convinced that the frogmen are real, and persuades her skeptical friends to help

investigate strange occurrences along the river. The investigation leads them to the historic Loveland Castle. Along with Gretchen Kessler, “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen” co-stars Denver Coulson, Matt Hall, Kiya Fix, Marshall Miller and Amara Clough. Fred Russell plays a guide at the castle. Paul Schliesser appears as a hermit-like character who warns the teenagers to stay away from the castle. Schliesser, who is a graphic designer, also helped with

the film’s computer-generated special effects. Norman Parr appears in a flashback scene, as a motorist who has one of the earliest sightings of the Frogmen. All filming took place in the Loveland area. Locations included Loveland High School, the Loveland Castle, Nisbet Park, Maple Street and the Little Miami River. “The Legend of the Loveland Frogmen” can be seen on YouTube.

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MND Philanthropy Council celebrates giving, learning Thomas Jefferson once said, “I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income to charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applied to do the most good for which it is capable.” This is what Mount Notre Dame’s Youth Philanthropy Council teaches the more than 60 students who are involved in the program. The students involved have a natural affinity for giving back, but the Council gives them knowledge on the business side of philanthropy and the skills to make the most of charitable giving. Over the last five years, membership in the YPC has grown from 10 students to more than 60. The process begins each year with members of the council identifying areas of interest. This year, the focus was primarily on issues involving children and teens. YPC members spent time in the fall researching different non-profit agencies that make an impact for children and teens and sent those groups requests for proposals. After reviewing the RFPs, the council then had the difficult task of reviewing each request carefully, determining which ones had the most merit and then scheduling site-visits. Following the site-visits, the young women on the Council were tasked with narrowing the list even further. Student-leaders of the YPC then lobbied for the organization they would like to fund, and the entire Council voted on which non-profits would receive grants. The council’s funds were split among four charities, based upon the number of votes each received. The awards were given at an annual dinner hosted by MND’s Youth Philanthropy Council. Mount Notre Dame welcomed keynote speaker Sandy Berlin Walker, CEO of The Greater YMCA. Walker was pleased to speak to the group from Mount Notre Dame because the work YPC is doing is so in line with the mission of the YMCA. In regard to her experiences with Mount Notre Dame students, Walker said, “You are a brilliant group of young women, taught by a brilliant group of educators. It is no wonder that MND students have the reputation they do.” The first recipient was Josh Cares (Madeira), an organization that provides companionship and comfort to children hospitalized in critical care units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital whose parents or other family members may not be able to see them on a daily basis. Josh Cares Fellows serve as surrogates for, and links to, the families who would be by their child’s side if they could. MND’s Youth Philanthropy Council awarded Josh Cares a $500 grant. Executive Director Joy Rowe Blang was not only very appreciative of MND’s donation, but also very impressed by the MND students she got to know during this process. “I really appreciated how interested and inquisitive the students were throughout our presentation. I think this is such a valuable learning experience for students, but also a great opportunity for non-profit organizations in need of funding. I really loved the passion and enthusiasm of the students; they very clearly get things accomplished,” Blang said. The second organization to receive a grant from Mount Notre Dame’s YPC was Building Blocks for Kids (Mason), an organization that strives to improve the quality of life for children with healthrelated needs that are not being met due to lack of insurance, government funding and/or family resources. Building Blocks for Kids received a $1,000 grant that will

Roger Grein with Mount Notre Dame Youth Philanthropy Council members Mindy Reed (West Chester Township), Jaci Damon (Mason) and Katelyn Sussli (Loveland).




Members of the Mount Notre Dame Youth Philanthropy Council present a check to Building Blocks for Kids. From left: Katelyn Sussli ‘12, Lauren Walsh ‘13, Dynette Clark (Building Blocks), Tina Shannon (Building Blocks), Zai Johns ‘13 and Paige Fisher ‘12.

Members of the Mount Notre Dame Youth Philanthropy Council present a check to officials of Lighthouse Youth Services. From left: Maeve O’Connor ‘12, Molly Hildebrandt ‘11, Emily Baur ‘14, Meghan Grinsted ‘11, Geoff Hollenbach (Lighthouse Youth Services), Shae Douglass ‘12 and Gabrielle Geraci ‘11.



Members of the Mount Notre Dame Youth Philanthropy Council present a check to Josh Cares officials. From left: Teressa Vigil ‘13, Erin Grinsted ‘12, Liz Nguyen ‘12, Joy Blang (Josh Cares), Amy McGrory (Josh Cares), Ellie Sennett ‘13, Maggie Kissing ‘13 and Lizzie Schnicke ‘13. go a long way to help the families it serves, many of whom require prolonged services like occupational and physical therapy. As Executive Director Dynette Clark put it, “Once you’re a Building Block Kid, you are always a Building Block Kid.” The third grant recipient was Lighthouse Services Youth Crisis Center (Clifton), which received a grant of $1,500 from Mount Notre Dame’s YPC. This agency’s mission is to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families by encouraging good citizenship, responsible behavior and self-reliance. Lighthouse provides a wide gamut of services ranging from early childhood services to runaway and homeless assistance to foster care. Geoffrey Hollenbach runs the Runaway and Homeless Youth Division and was present to receive the grant. He was very grateful to the Mount Notre Dame Community. “It was such a pleasure meeting your team and we deeply

respect the philanthropic work you are doing. Thank you for this opportunity and know that you are doing very important work for our community,” Hollenbach said. The big recipient of the evening was the Children’s Heart Association (Sharonville), which was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Youth Philanthropy Council. The organization’s mission is to fund research to advance pediatric cardiovascular medicine and to train future leaders in the field. Children’s Heart Association Board President Tim Cassady was onhand to accept the grant and was very moved by the work of MND’s Youth Philanthropy Council. “This grant will help save future children with heart issues, and I am at a loss for words in terms of the work these young women are doing,” Cassady said. Members of the YPC are guided by moderator Todd Forman of Anderson Township. With the assistance of philanthropist Roger Grein of Lockland, Forman has helped 18 other schools develop

Members of the Mount Notre Dame Youth Philanthropy Council present a check to the Children’s Heart Association. From left: Allison Janka ‘12, Katelyn Williams ‘12, Julie Balzano (Children’s Heart Association), Tim Cassidy (Children’s Heart Association), Mike Katchman (Children’s Heart Association), Meghan Janka ‘12 and Claire Gallenstein ‘11. programs of their own to create a city-wide youth philanthropy movement which they have named Magnified Giving ( “Our ultimate goal is simple: to help students learn how to become educated philanthropists. When students are given the wonderful opportunity to have a donor’s money pass through their hands on its way to supporting non-profits, magic happens,” Forman said. That lesson is coming through to the students of Mount Notre Dame. MND Junior Erin Grinsted of Loveland said, “By teaching high school students what it means to be philanthropists, YPC causes a ripple effect that will be constantly spreading for years into the future.” Fellow junior Katelyn Sussli, also from Loveland, agrees. “Philanthropy is more than a club, it is a passion, a way of life. I have learned through my three years with YPC that philanthropy is not about how large a grant

might be, but instead focuses on the relationships created and the memories, stories and experiences one learns from the people you meet along the way.” While Forman is doing great work with the Magnified Giving Program, his first love is definitely MND’s program, and he sees the benefit to both the students and the agencies they assist firsthand. “The girls involved in the program are truly becoming servantleaders, developing a passion for giving of their time, talent and treasure,” he said. “The have had the chance to meet some amazing and inspiring people through the relationships with the not-for-profit agencies, to develop their communication and critical thinking skills and to partner nearly 1000 students from other area high schools in the development of their philanthropy programs. The YPC members’ maturity, willingness to serve and love of humanity is truly inspirational to me as an educator.”



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Jeremy Sears finishes 6th at state

By Tony Meale

Loveland High School senior Jeremy Sears was the lone Tiger to perform at the OHSAA Division I State Track and Field Championships June 3-4, and he represented his school well. Sears finished sixth in the 100meter dash in a time of 11.04, making him the fastest Cincinnati runner at state. “He’s got a unique talent,” Loveland track coach Jim Vanatsky said. “He’s got talent and experience, he’s very coachable, he’s disciplined when he needs to be, and he’s a fierce competitor.”

Massillon Washington senior Devin Smith won the event in 10.74. The state meet was held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus. Sears, perhaps, is best known for his accomplishments in the high jump. He is a three-time league champion in that event and was Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division Field Athlete of the Year as a sophomore. During his junior year, Sears cleared 605.00 en route to winning a regional title and setting a school record. This year, he was a league champion in the high jump but finished fifth at regionals (602.00), falling one spot short of

state. Some cheduling conflicts at regionals between the high jump and the 100 may have played a role in that. “He was very disappointed,” Vanatsky said. “But sometimes things don’t always happen the way you plan them to. So you’ve got to accept that, face disappointment and move on.” Sears certainly did that. His effort in the 100 was the best individual state performance of his career. He finished 12th in the high jump as a junior. Sears, interestingly enough, was league runner-up in the 100 before turning it on in the postseason and earning a podium spot in Columbus.

“Before the season started, if you told him he’d finish sixth in the state in the 100 meters, he’d be the first to tell you, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’” Vanatsky said. “So it’s a nice consolation – if you want to call it that – (after missing state in the high jump).” An FAVC-East champion in the 200, Sears helped the boys team finish sixth of nine teams at the league meet. The Tigers, with 74 points, weren’t far behind some of the top teams; they placed just behind Walnut Hills (99), Turpin (96), Kings (95), Milford (89) and Anderson (86.5) in a closely contested league championship. Eric Bryant finished second on the pole vault, while Ryan Fisher

was third in the 3,200. Bryant also finished seventh at regionals, where he broke a school record for pole vault. He received the school’s MVP award for field events. The girls team did not send any performers to state this year but did finish fifth at the league meet. Leah Wood was a league champion in the 100 hurdles, Kathryn Johnson was runner-up in the long jump and Jessie Comorosky was third in the 200. The boys team finished eighth at districts, while the girls were 13th. Sears, who hoped to advance to state in the 200, finished seventh at regionals (22.61).

Steam kicks off season June 10 By Adam Turer

Fisher excels



Loveland High School graduate Sarah Fisher (2010) runs cross country and track at Washington University in St. Louis. As a freshman, she made the Dean’s List both semesters, participated in two national championships and broke a school record. Fisher, a distance runner, was a state-qualifier at Loveland.

Cougar for college

Leah Alford from Loveland High School recently committed to attend UC Clermont College and play basketball for the Lady Cougars. Alford is a 6foot-tall forward who was one of her team’s leading rebounders. Alford plans on a future working with kids - possibly teaching and coaching.

SIDELINES Baseball academy

Champions Baseball Academy has several upcoming opportunities for players ages 13 and under to improve their skills: • June 13-15 – Findlay Ray Park, 9 a.m. to noon. • June 20-22 – Loveland Middle School, 9 a.m. to noon. • June 27-29 – Blue Ash Sports Complex, 9 a.m. to noon. Players will have the opportunity to work on skills such as hitting, throwing, defense, base running among other fundamentals of baseball with Champions professor staff. Players will receive a camp T-shirt.

Charity golf outing

Play For 4 will host its third annual golf event and social outing on July 25. The event will be at The Oasis in Loveland. Last year, more than 300 people attended the event and the organization has raised more than $100,000. This money has been donated to families caring for children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries due to sports-related activities, and has also funded programs, which improve player safety. Most recently, Play for 4 donated more than 2,000 fielding helmets to local youth baseball teams.

“This golf event allows us to come together as a community and raise money to support several families who have had children injured while playing sports.” said Steve Plitt, President of Play For 4. The day kicks off with lunch and 18 holes of golf. There is a grand raffle, silent auction, music and contests throughout the afternoon. The evening activities include dinner and a DJ. Awards are presented to four individuals nominated by the community. The event is sponsored by Tony's, Stonecreek, Skyline, IPAC and John Morrell. The cost of the event is $175 per person. For those that don't golf,

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they can attend the evening event for $40 per adult and $20 per child. To nominate someone for an award, to register, or to find out more information, visit our website at

Football official classes

Anyone interested in being an Ohio licensed football official can sign up for classes that start July 20 at Milford-Miami Township Recreation Center. Classes run for seven weeks and cost $85. If interested contact Bob Duncan at 575-4542 or e-mail


The Loveland junior varsity lacrosse team beat the westside Wildcats 11-8 to win the SW Ohio Junior Varsity B bracket lacrosse the weekend of May 21. They defeated Anderson in their first game on Saturday. Lost in overtime to St. Xavier in the afternoon match 7-6. Came back Sunday morning to easily handle Elder 12-4 and then beat the Wildcats to take home the honors.

The Cincinnati Steam kicks off its sixth season of summer league play Friday, June 10. The Steam play in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League, the Midwest’s premier summer league for college baseball players. The team plays its home games at Western Hills High School. The Steam roster features players from local colleges as well as former Cincinnati high school stars who are home for the summer and looking to improve their game before returning to their respective colleges in the fall. Most Steam teammates are familiar with one another from playing together or against each other in high school, college or previous years of summer ball. “This is a good league for college players,” said Austin Rexroat, a junior relief pitcher at Eastern Kentucky University and Anderson High School graduate. “It’s one of the better summer leagues out there.” The GLCSL lifestyle is similar to that of the minor leagues. The Steam will have three days of practice leading up to Friday’s opening game. After that, they will play 35 games in 50 days, with a short break for the All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark July 12. “To play a schedule like this prepares you for the minor leagues,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner, an Elder grad, said. O’Conner would know. He played rookie ball in the Texas Rangers system after playing college ball for two years each at Indiana University and Xavier University. He was a member of the inaugural Steam team in 2006 and played three seasons for the Steam. “There’s a different mindset in the professional system than in college,” said O’Conner. “As a coach, I identify more with the pro mindset.” O’Conner spent the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant at Xavier. He is familiar with some of his Steam players who play for or against the Musketeers during the college season. His goal this season is to win as many games as possible,

but mostly to send his players back to school in the fall with a better skill set and understanding of the game. “I’ve been trying to do my homework, talking to the college coaches to find out what they want their players to improve before fall,” O’Conner said. “I’m excited to get out there and see what we have talentwise.” The tempo of the season is a nice change of pace for the players. They can afford to focus on improving their game without worrying about playing time or the pressure that comes with college games. “It gives everybody a lot of opportunities to get better and get a lot of playing time,” Rexroat said. The relief pitcher aims to improve his overall game, while focusing on improving his control of the running game and working on his offspeed pitches. On May 30, Josh Harrison became the first Steam alumni to get the call up to the big leagues. Harrison, a teammate of O’Conner’s on the inaugural Steam roster and a University of Cincinnati graduate, was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Seeing the success of a Steam alumni boosts the confidence of the current Steam players. “I think it’s awesome,” said Rexroat of Harrison’s call-up. “It says a lot about the program.” This summer, the Steam players will get experience playing with a wood bat. They will not have to worry about homework or getting up early for class the day after a game. “There’s so much pressure in college ball,” said O’Conner, a 2005 Elder High School graduate. “In this league, you can make changes to your game and go through some struggles. There are so many games that you can’t get up or get down after each game.” The Steam open the 2011 season at home against the Lexington Hustlers on Friday, June 10, at Western Hills High School. “There is a good competition level in this league,” said O’Conner. “This a good atmosphere for these players to get better.”

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Loveland Herald

June 8, 2011


Moeller VB bows in state finals, loses coach

MONTGOMERY Moeller High School lost a state championship volleyball match and their coach Sunday, May 29. The Crusaders, in the state finals under Greg Ulland for the eighth time in the last nine seasons, lost to St. Edward 20-25, 25-23. 21-25, 25-20 and 17-15. “It was a great match, other than the result,” Ulland said. “I couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of it. It was a high level, well played match.” The two hour and five minute, five-set defeat marked the end of a 23-5 season for Moeller and put coach Ulland’s career mark

at his alma mater at 22030. “We played five sets three or four times this year,” Ulland said. “I think we were in great shape. We just weren’t as big as them. Playing longer is harder on us because it takes us so much to get up to the ball.” None of Moeller’s losses this season were to area teams. They were undefeated against all of the locals. Seniors A.J. Eckhoff and Tucker Skove were both first-team performers for Ulland and the Crusaders this season. Senior Marshal Luning made second team, and senior Ben Vickers and junior Garrett Morrisey were honorable mention. The players knew of Ulland’s intentions prior to

the title match. Family and time constraints are why the former Crusader volleyball standout is leaving the job. Ulland and wife, Lisa, have a 9month-old son (Marley) at home. Plus, he already is the girls volleyball coach at Sycamore. “What was easy about leaving was that there’s only thing to do things at Moeller and that’s the absolute right way,” Ulland said. “With the situation I’m in, I just don’t think I have the time to keep the level at the program where we’ve gotten it to. I just didn’t think I was the right person for the job for the next 10 or 15 years. I just didn’t have the time it was going to take.”

A replacement has yet to be named, but Ulland appears to have some input on the matter. “My first choice would be my assistant, Joe Burke,” Ulland said. “But, he’s the head coach of Mount Notre Dame, so he’s in the same boat as me. He also has a baby on the way and he said no. Matt McLaughlin would be my second choice and I’m pretty sure they’re going to turn it over to him. He’s been on the staff the last four years and the last two years he’s been my second assistant on the varsity team. He’s also been my administrative assistant, which is just a huge task. He’s ready to go.” Ulland is leaving spring volleyball, but will continue

coaching the Lady Aves of Sycamore, where he teaches geometry and calculus. “The majority of the preparation for the girls goes on in the summer, when I do have a lot of time,” Ulland said. “I’m kind of in the middle of something at Sycamore and I feel like I’m obligated. Sycamore treats me well as a teacher, and I feel like I should be loyal to them as well.” With Ulland’s mark on Moeller volleyball will be everlasting and his record impeccable, his decision to stop coaching the boys of his alma mater had nothing to do with wins and losses. It had everything to do with time one doesn’t get back. “He’s starting to move

Moeller’s lacrosse run ends in semi



Kathy Ray of Loveland completed her 13 consecutive Flying Pig Marathon with a time of 4:28:16 placing 58th in her division out of 185. She is pictured here (center in blue) at the Fountain Square VIP Party, with other “streakers” that have completed every Flying Pig Marathon since the first.

Coach Nate Reed's No. 9 Moeller Crusader lacrosse team saw their season end in the Division I semifinal game as No. 4 Worthington Kilbourne eeked out a 6-5 win at Lockland Stadium June 1. The Crusaders had defeated Sycamore, Mason and St. Xavier in the postseason to get to the rematch with Worthington Kilbourne, a team they had lost to back on March 25. The semifinal loss puts Moeller's final record at 15-7. Four senior Crusaders will continue their lacrosse careers in college. Midfielder (and valedictorian) Michael Lynch will play at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, goalie Hayden

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Tucker Skove was a senior captain and first-team performer for the Moeller volleyball team this spring. After a 235 mark and a loss to St. Edward in the state title game, Moeller coach Greg Ulland announced he was leaving. and recognize things and cry when I leave,” Ulland said of his young son. “I’m very comfortable with my choice.”



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CHCA baseball’s future looks bright By Nick Dudukovich

SYMMES TWP. – A plethora of returning talent is helping soften Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s playoff exit. The Eagles (16-7) advanced to the Division III sectional final where they lost to No. 4 state-ranked, Reading, 9-5, May 18. At the beginning of the season, CHCA coach Larry Redwine predicted his club

could face this outcome, knowing that many of his players were trying to get established at the varsity level. Despite the playoff exit, the club earned the Miami Valley Conference championship by percentage points over Seven Hills. Redwine said the 2011 campaign would be remembered for developing players. “I looked out into the field after we took the lead

in the Seven Hills game that (basically) gave us the league title, and I realized that only one guy would be gone, so I felt good about that,” Redwine said. The club’s lone graduating member was Blake Avery, who will pursue his studies at Washington University this fall. The players expected back for 2011 form an impressive list. Starting pitcher Evan Jelley should lead the Eagles’


hopes next season after having a sizzling sophomore season, where he went 5-1 with a 1.29 ERA. “He’s a Division I prospect… He’s a special kid and a bright, young man,” Redwine said. Junior Ted Andrews should also help shore up the pitching staff. The 6-foot-7 right-hander, who struggled early in the season with mechanics, found his game at the end of the year, according to Redwine. “He finally figured out how to utilize his body,” Redwine said. “The issue we had was his coordination had not caught up to his size…but he was in rhythm and had good flow

and looked good (at the end of the season).” At the plate, Andrews hit .459 with a .721 slugging percentage. He knocked in 17 RBI. His battery mate, Parker Rowe, hit .482 with a .732 slugging percentage. “Man, can he hit a baseball,” Redwine said of his slugger. Infielders Jacob Banks, Bobby Paola, Kyle Davis, Jacob Russell, Danny Moorehead and pitcher Matt Blankenship are also expected to lead the charge when baseball resumes next spring. With summer leagues and offseason conditioning ahead for returning CHCA players, Redwine likes his


CHCA freshman Kyle Davis showed a lot of potential during the 2011 campaign, according to Eagles’ head coach Larry Redwine. team’s chances in 2011. “All of our main cogs are going on to play on very good summer teams, where they will grow and develop, and we’ll keep getting better and better,” Redwine said. “If we don’t win next year, I need to retire, because these are talented kids.”

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When Moeller senior Kyle Walker won the regional 110 meter hurdles in Dayton, his time of 14.60 won at Welcome Stadium. But on the track named after Jesse Owens, Walker knew he would be pushed faster at state. On a humid Saturday afternoon, June 4, Walker ran 14.47, which gave him second place in the state, behind Donovan Robertson of Berea (who ran a 13.70). Coming in, Walker's personal best in the event was 13.84. The state record is held by NFL player Ted Ginn Jr., the former Ohio State Buckeye, who covered the distance in 13.40 seven years ago. After the state meet,


Moeller High School twins Kendall (left) and Kyle (right) Walker are the sons of former Cincinnati Bengal Kevin Walker. Kendall is attending Indiana State for football, while Kyle will run for the Syracuse Orange. Kyle Walker was the regional champion in the 110 hurdles in Division I and made the state meet in Columbus for the Crusaders. Walker plans on going to college at Syracuse University to run track. His brother, Kendall, also ran for Moeller this season and will

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With right candidate, GOP wins easily in 2012 The Republican presidential primaries are nearly six months away. After a faltering start, the Republican field is finally taking shape. America and the rest of the world are asking the question: Who can beat Barack Obama in 2012? Stepping back from the frenzy of punditry and prattle surrounding the developing race, three factors emerge as the keys to forecasting the outcome of both the primary and the general election itself. The first, most obviously, is the GOP candidate. By July, as many as a dozen figures will formally declare their bid for the presidency. Of those who have indicated campaign intentions, only two have a serious shot at winning: Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. Every other candidate is either tied to personal baggage, or will not generate the financial and party support necessary for a run, or is too moderate, too conservative, or too inexperienced

and unknown. R o m n e y would appear to be the favorite. Republicans tend to reward candidates who make a second run after a Trevor Shunk valiant effort the time Community first around. Romney Press guest finished behind columnist John McCain in 2008. John McCain finished behind George W. Bush in 2000. In the last few years, Romney has maintained name recognition, raised millions of dollars, and stayed active politically. He is the natural choice. Unfortunately, while governor of Massachusetts, Romney instituted a health care system that provided the model for the Obama health care plan. Romneycare, characterized by an individual mandate requiring all citizens to buy health insurance, became Obamacare. Now, it is failing. Despite his myriad strengths,

CHATROOM June 1 questions

In the wake of all of the severe weather in recent weeks, how do you grade the local meterologists? Are they doing a good job notifying the public of potential danger or is the weather coverage overdone? “Meteorology, like many sciences, is not so precise that meteorologists can always give a totally accurate prediction of what is going to happen. Even if they could, that wouldn’t guarantee that everyone in the path of a storm is going to be safe. “Most of us don’t have homes that can withstand tornados like the one in Joplin, or hurricanes like Katrina. We would have to live in a hole in the ground with a huge concrete cover, and that isn’t practical. I suspect the local folks are doing the best that they can. “The bottom line is that life on this planet is sometimes a crap shoot. “Perhaps some of the poststorm coverage is overdone in the media, but I don’t think that applies to the warning systems. “I would say, however, that the utility company could do a little better than they did in our neighborhood a week or so ago; it took them from midnight until 4:00 the next afternoon to get our electricity back, and there was no visible damage on our street.” B.B. “I have always thought that the weather coverage has been overdone. I will admit they are getting better at calling the shots and I have to admit I don’t pay as much attention to the sirens as I should.” D.D. “My opinion sways between good and bad. I definitely think the meterorologists try to whip the public into a frenzy whether it’s snow or tornados. “I appreciate the fact that the public needs to know about tornados in order to take cover ... but does the national news and national schedule have to be blocked for hours at a time while the meteorologists say the same thing over and over? “Sometimes I think the new technology takes over the content ... do we have a tornado warn-

Next question Which summer event in your community are you most looking forward to? Why? Do you believe cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. ing/watch or not? How many different ways can you say it. “If people need to go to basements and take cover, say it and be done with it. I know that bad weather is the essence of meteorologists’ existance, but give me a break.” E.E.C. “Which weather report we see depends upon which channel we have on at the time. We have found all four major stations (5, 9, 12 and 19) to give accurate and timely warnings.” R.V. “Good job vs. overdone? A little of both. “I mean they are accurate and earnest. But once the big reports are made, either in the newscast or interrupting a regular program, they could just run a crawl at the bottom of the screen. “Need more drama? Make the crawl in red and flash it on and off if a funnel cloud has actually been sighted.” F.N. “I believe the coverage is the best it is going to get. However, what tickles me is the main weather anchors just ‘have to come in’ to report the severe weather from a map when the other weather staff can do the job as well. I guess the main anchors just make the viewers at ease when they show up for severe weather.” O.H.R.

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important of the 14 contested states – Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina – go to the GOP, Obama will not be re-elected. Of these, based on the 2010 election, current polls and expert predictions, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina will most likely vote Republican. Michigan is too close to call for now. In other words, if Republicans win Michigan and maintain their 2008 wins, Obama will lose in 2012 – regardless of the candidate. The third and most important factor for 2012 will be the economy. A recent New York Times poll showed that 70 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track and 57 percent disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy. Presidential elections are ultimately decided by the conditions in the country at the time. That is why presidents during high unemployment or unpopular wars are usually not re-elected. America continues to economically flounder and excessively

spend. The Obama administration continues to defer a serious overhaul of the entitlement system. Unemployment hovers around 9 percent. We are still in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Libya. If American presidential elections can help us predict 2012, and the status quo remains for another year, things do not look good for Obama and the Democrats. If an exciting Republican hero with demonstrated leadership makes a shocking decision to run for the presidency – namely, Paul Ryan (on “Meet the Press” recenty, his commitment against running seemed to have considerably softened) – 2012 will not be a victory for the Republicans. It will be a blowout. Trevor Shunk is a Loveland resident studying for my Ph.D in political philosophy and American government. He is a writer for a California State Assemblyman.

Celebrate July 4 in Loveland Gather up your family and friends, then come join us for an evening of delightful sights and sounds as we celebrate our country and patriotic spirit at 4th of July in Loveland! A hometown parade, music in the park, explosive fireworks are the hallmark of this annual event – but wait, there’s more! New to this year’s celebration are a float competition (complete with cash prizes to the winners) and a Lil’ Miss Sparkler & Lil’ Mr. Firecracker contest! The float competition is open to all groups, civic and sports organizations, churches, and businesses, but parade entries do need to register to participate in this contest. A team of judges from the community will judge entries on such aspects as workmanship, originality, incorporation of the group’s identity and incorporation of the parade’s theme of “Patriotism.”

The first, second, and third place winners in the float competition will receive cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200, respectively. Loveland Peggy Hardware is Goodwin offering a gener15 percent Community ous discount on supPress guest plies to craft columnist your float (proof of contest registration is required). We’ve teamed with McIntire Photography to roll out the Lil’ Miss Sparkler & Lil’ Mr. Firecracker contest this year. It is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 6. They simply schedule an appointment June 15-18 with McIntire Photography (513-503-4703) for a free five-by-seven patriotic picture.

Then during the week of June 20, friends, family and the community at large can go on-line to cast their vote. The winning duo each receives a $50 savings bond and will appear in the July 4 parade. As usual, we’ll have the kid’s patriotic bike and stroller contest, toe-tapping music provided by the Chuck Taylors band, tasty summertime treats available at our downtown restaurants and from several vendors in Nisbet Park, and those famous Rozzi’s fireworks after dark! There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Loveland’s 4th of July celebration – it’s happening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come join the fun! For further details about the festivities and parade registration forms, please visit City Hall at 120 W. Loveland Ave., or our website at: Peggy Goodwin is chair of Loveland July 4th Planning Committee.

Township tries to stay ahead of state budget cuts Recently many statements have come out of Columbus suggesting that local governments collaborate and reduce expenses as we look to reduce the state budget. With Miami Township being one of the largest townships in the state we must “stay ahead of the game” being an example in saving for our residents and other townships rather than waiting for the state to suggest them. One of the many saving initiatives that the township will be implementing is the Energy Retail Program. In 2009 Miami Township entered into a program with Duke Energy Retail that reduced our electricity costs by approximately $25,000 over the past two years. This has been a limited time program that will expire Dec. 31. Duke has developed a new cost savings program that will run

from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013. On May 17 the Board of Trustees authorized the township administrator to execute a Retail Power Ken Tracy Sales Agreement Community with Duke EnerPress guest gy Retail Sales. to columnist According Duke’s projections, Miami Township will save approximately $113,000 in electricity costs during 2012 and 2013. This will apply to all township buildings (eight buildings in total) and township lighting districts. The energy program has proven that it will save the township money on our energy costs. In addition, Duke Energy Retail

will provide a “peace of mind” guarantee – if the utility’s prices go below their prices during the contract term, the township can switch to the utility’s prices with no penalty. The board of trustees and our fiscal officer know we must stay ahead of the game as it relates to cost savings. We will continue to pursue programs that result in financial savings. I welcome input from any residents who may have a cost saving idea or would like to discuss the Energy Retail Program or other township cost-savings programs currently in place. Please feel free to contact me via email at Ken Tracy is president of the Miami Township Board of Trustees.

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Susan Adams and Bill Grady get ready for the ball to come their way during the chair volleyball tournament at Super Senior Saturday, Saturday, May 7.

Fourth annual event features Wii, volleyball

Miami Township Police Officer Skip Rasfeld talks with Marilyn Baston, Lindy Tucker and Ivy Schnell at Super Senior Saturday, Saturday, May 7.

Ann Snider gets her blood pressure checked by Miami Township paramedic Brian Mungan at Super Senior Saturday, Saturday, May 7.

Seniors packed the Miami Township Civic Center May 7 for the fourth annual Super Senior Saturday. Residents were able to play Nintendo Wii, get their blood pressure checked, learn about police and fire safety and even participate in the Ray Bauer Memorial Chair Volleyball Tournament. One of four Miami Athletic Club volleyball teams won the tournament. Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau said about 300 seniors attended this year’s event, which featured more than 30 vendors. “We feel like it’s a way to give back to the seniors of the community,” she said. “It’s a nice day where they can come in and socialize. It’s doing something for them that hopefully makes them enjoy their quality of life a little better.”

Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Jim Petry demonstrates how a patient is revived to Naomi Scarberry and Ed Homberger Saturday, May 7, at Super Senior Saturday.

Katie Deininger keeps score during the chair volleyball tournament at Super Senior Saturday.

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


St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, St. Gertrude School Alumni Night. Music by Sizemore 6-7 p.m., and Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band 7:30-11:30 p.m. Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Ben Alexander, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 2. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-8 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, 6551 Miami Ave., Kick-Off Party. Music by Jim Gillum. Adults only. More than 60 booths and rides. Food, auction, airconditioned gaming hall and entertainment including live bands, clowns and puppet show. Free. Presented by St. Gertrude Parish. 494-1391; Madeira.


Josh Sneed, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $12, $6 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Heather Mitts Soccer Camp, 4-8 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Concludes June 10. Two-day camp. Includes T-shirt, autographed team photo, awards and expert instruction. Girls. Ages 6-14. $149. Presented by ProCamps Limited. 793-2267; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Skills-based group program the helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Free. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery. Taking Care When Giving Care, 3-4:30 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, Support and resource group for caregivers of elderly or disabled. Topics include maintaining balance, how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress, finding resources and long-distance care-giving. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Jewish Family Service Aging and Caregiver Services. 469-1188; Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 0


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


Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., YogahOMe Symmes, 11928 Montgomery Road, Continues 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 11 and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 12. Training through Himalayan Institute. Led by Kathryn Templeton. $299. Registration required. Presented by YogahOMe. 7749642; Symmes Township.

Word Stone Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Put your favorite word in stone for all the world to see. $25. 683-1581; Symmes Township.


LoHeat, 9 p.m.-11 a.m., HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Jam with rock and blues music. Presented by H.D. Beans Cafe. 793-6036; Silverton.


Harry Perry, 9 a.m.-noon, Melodie’s Coffee Cafe, 8944 Columbia Road, “The Traveling Piano Man” plays requests and favorites. Free. 697-1330; Loveland.


Josh Sneed, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $18. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Harmony Tales (Are We There Yet?), 810:30 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Crawford Auditorium. Original musical comedy containing a capella barbershop style songs in vignette settings. Followed with performances by two quartets. Concludes with Delta Kings Chorus in concert. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus. Through June 11. 888-796-8555; Deer Park.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 10. 7911663; Symmes Township.


Beer Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Symmes Township, 11390 Montgomery Road, Mount Carmel beer with owners and brewers Kathleen and Mike Dewey. On the enclosed patio, weather permitting. $15. Reservations required. 247-7740. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 1


Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Exhibit and Sale, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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Glimmer of Hope MS Benefit, 7-11 p.m., Montgomery Inn Montgomery, 9440 Montgomery Road, Auctions for over $8,000 worth of products and services. Items include pearl bracelets, gift cards restaurants and more. Includes appetizers, soft drinks and music by the Chuck Land Band. Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ages 18 and up. $20, $15 advance. Presented by xpedx MS Bike Team. 260-4472; Montgomery.


Farm-to-Table Cooking Class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Meshewa Farm, 7550 Given Road, A step-by-step, hands-on instruction on how to safely and efficiently break down a whole chicken into breasts, wings, thighs and drumsticks. You’ll learn the best cooking procedures for each piece and prepare a few recipes. $50. Registration at website required. Presented by Turner Farm. email; Indian Hill.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato and more. 659-3465; Montgomery.


St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 5-11:30 p.m, St. Gertrude Church,. 5K run or walk 8:30 a.m. Music by Howard House Band 5-7:30 p.m. and Off the Hook 7:30-11:30 p.m. Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections.Free. Through Aug. 7. 6835692; Loveland.


Harmony Tales (Are We There Yet?), 2-4:30 p.m. and 8-10:30 p.m., Deer Park High School, $15. 888-796-8555; Deer Park.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road. Tour property and meet staff. For seniors. Free. 5619300; Madisonville.


The Deer Park Branch Library has several upcoming events as part of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s summer reading program, June 1-July 31. Deer Park’s lineup includes preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesdays; a fire truck at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 10; the magic of Tom Bemmes at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 16; and Brain Camp: Fairy Tales at 2 p.m., June 29 for ages 6 to 8. Location is 3970 East Galbraith Road. Call 369-4450 or visit Pictured, Bemmes performs a magic show in front of a crowd at a past Blue Ash Branch Library event. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Through Oct. 2. 697-9173; Loveland.


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St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, With UC Bearcats’ mascot and others. Music by Sizemore 3-4 p.m., Tim Snyder 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Elvis 7-9 p.m. Performances by McGing Irish Dancers 3:15-3:45 p.m. and Broadway Bound Dancers 6:30-7 p.m. $10 arm band ride special, 3-6 p.m. Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. The museum is operated by the Silverton Block Watch Association. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost, $15. Free. Through Sept. 25. 936-6233. Silverton.

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


Starting a School Garden Program, 7 a.m.1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road Daily through June 17., Comprehensive Teaching in the Garden Camp for school garden developers. Ages 21 and up. $500 including three meals and lodging at Grailville. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 1 4

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET JCC Spotlight, 3-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Performances and exhibitions by JCC dance classes, senior adult multimedia class and other JCC classes. Free. 7617500; Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 3515005. Madeira.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Downtown Loveland, West Loveland Avenue, Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland, OH. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. Loveland.


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


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Midweek Concert Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Music by Ricky Nye (piano). Free. 984-1234; Blue Ash.


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


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free for members. 985-6722. Montgomery.


Get a Grip, 6-7:30 p.m., Affinity Center, 7826 Cooper Road, Topic: Decision Making. Seminars designed to help adults with organizational skills. $25. Reservations required. 984-1000; Montgomery.

Acoustic open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.


Blue Ash Recreation Swim Registration, 9 a.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Session 1. Daily through June 25. Rain dates June 27 and June 28. $40. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; Blue Ash. Golf Classic, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Four-person scramble. Includes breakfast or lunch, cocktails, dinner, greens fees, cart and refreshments on course. Prizes for top three teams. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. $700 teams, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. 221-4606; Loveland.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” through June 26. The comedy condenses all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into just 97 minutes. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $22-$32. Call 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Justin McCombs, Brian Isaac Phillips and Billy Chace.

Blue Ash Tiny Trackers Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 17. Structured activities, play time and a daily drink and snack. Stress-free environment. Ages 4-5. $50 a session. Registration required. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Italianfest will be 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9-10; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 12, on the Newport Riverfront, along Riverboat Row between the Taylor-Southgate and L&N bridges in Newport. An opening ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Fireworks will be on Friday and Saturday nights. The festival has authentic Italian food, live music, a golf outing, family photo-booth exhibit, pizza eating contest, cooking contest, games, rides and fireworks. Italianfest was named a Top 20 Event in June by the Southeast Tourism Society. There will be harbor cruises at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The festival is presented by the City of Newport. For more information, call 859-292-3666 or visit Pictured is Brandon Shade preparing food in the Tony’s Italian Sausage booth at last year’s Italianfest.


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The echoes of marriage: To have, hold and turn over To Hold: A good marriage requires that I am able to hold on to my own sense of self and also permit my spouse to do the very same thing. The romantic poet Rilke put it this way, “I hold this to be the highest task of bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the other’s solitude.” I am to grow, my partner is to grow, but my task is not to mold my spouse into my ego’s liking. The formative nature of marriage welcomes otherness, not sameness. If I permit only sameness, only constant agreement, then my ego is unchallenged – it is as if I want to marry only myself. Marriage especially requires that I am able to hold on to my commitment to my vow. To marry without firm commitment is to try and form a permanent relationship to a “maybe.” I proclaim that I love you and will stay with you forever – but I keep considering the escape hatch. When times get tough and love seems absent – as

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V o n Bargen said she has the credit card statement showing t h e y Howard Ain b o u g h t gas there, Hey Howard! a letter from AAA saying it towed the car from that station, and they have a repair bill stating the car problem was from bad gas. “It seems horrible that you can’t go back and say, ‘Hey, this is what damage you did to my car.’ Yet, they’re like, ‘Sorry about your luck.’… As a consumer I have no idea who you’re supposed to contact when that type of thing happens. I don’t know if it’s the EPA or what,” said Von Bargen. The place to contact is the County Auditor’s Division of Weights and Measures. It is responsible for making sure you get the correct amount of gasoline when you fill up. In this case, very little gasoline was dispensed – along with a lot of water. After Von Bargen contacted that county office she learned gas station management was well aware of the problem because another customer had complained to the county about the same thing. Clermont County officials showed the gas station manager the evidence that had been gathered by Von Bargen and the gasoline distributor then reimbursed her for the car’s repairs. Bottom line, if you have any problems with gas pumps, be sure to contact the auditor’s office in the county where the station is located. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

ment is to love another. Not merely to taste pleasurable aspects of love that involve being loved, good feelings and ecstasy. Rather, the noblest love is that which is sacrificial in nature, a free and complete giving of self. Jesus Christ spoke of this kind of love when he said, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) Whether this is done slowly over years by devoted parents; in dangerous instances by police, fire personnel, military; suddenly in the rescue effort for an

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it sometimes will – my commitment to my solemn promise remains as an inducement to stay and continue working. In a “Man For All Seasons,” the playwright quotes these words of St. Thomas More: “When a man gives his word, when he takes an oath or makes a solemn promise, he hold himself like water cupped in the palms of his own hands. If he should be unfaithful then, if he should open his hands, his integrity pours out. He can never hope to recapture himself again.” To Hand Over: The highest human accomplish-

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T o Have: The t r u t h about intimate relationships is that they can never be Father Lou any better Guntzelman than our Perspectives r e l a t i o n ship with ourselves. I must have an awareness of myself, who I really am, especially the shadow side of myself, less I inflict it on another. I must know and have myself in hand in order to relate authentically with anyone else. If I have grown up in an atmosphere where I didn’t experience adequate love; where I never learned to respect myself and be sensitive to others; if I remained too dependent on parents and avoided responsibility for my own actions, then I don’t have what I need to have – a healthy sense of self to offer another. The odds are against me developing a long-lasting relationship with anyone else unless I first have a better relationship with myself.


“By all means marry. If you get a good wife you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher,” conjectured Socrates. Sadly, the relationship failures indicated by our country’s marital statistics show there are lot of philosophers around. It’s not so much that marriages fail because one has a bad wife or a bad husband, it’s more because one has an ignorant wife or husband, not realizing the work required to make marriage work. “Seldom or never does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises. There is no birth of consciousness without pain,” stated Carl Jung. The remote preparation for marriage begins in childhood, long before spouses ever meet. Some people grow up well-prepared and ready for relational giving. Others are ill-prepared and often don’t know it. Let’s consider three critical things that have to occur. We can hear them echoed in marriage vows.


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Strawberries: U-pick them, you ‘pie’ them The first couple of weeks in June are always a busy time for us. The peas are ready to be picked, and the strawberries at A&M Farms, like many U-pick places, are abundant and ready to harvest. We’ll be eating lots of both in their fresh state, along with making strawberry jam and a couple of fresh berry pies.

Pam Anderson’s strawberry pie

I have several recipes for fresh strawberry pie and like them. But Pam Anderson’s tops them all. I know Pam as a fine cook with recipes that really work. She’s fun to talk to, and always willing to share tips. This pie filling is much better, and better for you, than the commercial stuff you buy in a bag. Check out her blog “ThreeManyCooks” that she writes with daughters Sharon and Maggy.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

3 q u a r t s f r e s h strawberr i e s , rinsed and hulled 1 cup sugar 1 tables p o o n powdered pectin, like Sure-Jell

Pinch salt 3 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1⁄4 cup water 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pre-baked pie shell Slice 1 heaping quart of berries for filling and halve 2 heaping cups of bestlooking ones for top. Halve another 2 cups of berries, place in food processor and purée until smooth. Measure out 11⁄4 cups puree and transfer to medium saucepan along with sugar, pectin and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium

heat, whisking frequently. Continue to simmer so mixture foams, about a minute longer. Remove from heat; skim foam and return to pan to medium heat, slowly whisking in cornstarch mixture. Continue to whisk until mixture is stiff. Stir in zest and vanilla. Transfer 1⁄4 cup of mixture to small bowl. Whisk in up to 2 tablespoons of water for the glaze. Transfer remaining mixture to a medium bowl, placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface. When mixture has cooled to room temperature, stir in sliced berries and turn into shell. Arrange halved strawberries over top; brush with glaze and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made several hours ahead. Serves six.

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with Rita) for this fun recipe to make with the kids. As for my recipe for regular and freezer strawberry jams, I just follow the recipes packed in the dry pectin box.

Double fresh pea salad 1

⁄2 pound snow peas 10 oz. frozen peas 1 ⁄2 cup minced red onion or more 3 tablespoons each: white wine vinegar, Canola oil or more Palmful fresh chopped dill or more 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste Salt and pepper

Steam both kinds of peas in 2 inches of boiling water, cooking one minute. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain again and pat dry. Meanwhile, make dressing: Mix onion, vinegar, oil, dill, sugar, salt and pepper together. Add peas and toss. Best if eaten right away but can be refrigerated up to four hours. Serves six to eight.

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This is for Phyllis Patrick and a couple of other readers. Phylis couldn’t seem to get any information from this restaurant about their herb butter. When I talked to Greg Reinert at the Norwood location, he was super nice and got this information from his chef.

Greg said: “We use real butter, fresh garlic, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley and lemon juice. Real simple.” No, he couldn’t give me proportions but here’s what I came up with after eating a yummy prime rib sandwich there with a generous portion of the herb butter and giving the butter a couple tries at home. Freezes well. 1 stick butter, softened 3 ⁄4 teaspoon finely minced garlic Tarragon and parsley: start with 1 teaspoon each, finely minced Squeeze of lemon juice, not too much Salt to taste Let the butter sit for 30 minutes or so and then taste. You should taste a bit of licorice-flavored tarragon and garlic. The parsley flavor and lemon juice is not predominant and the bit of salt rounds out the flavor. Add more of any one thing if you want.

Readers sound off

When I was at Anderson Farm market making a layered salad with vendors’ ingredients, several readers stopped by to chat. Here’s some comments from the crowd: “We loved the Israeli spiced chicken.” “Thanks for finally putting in number of servings in recipes.” “You should put each year’s recipes in a separate cookbook to sell.” Hmmm … sounds good to me!


Plate of bread with Rita’s herb butter also displays tarragon on the left, parsley on the right, and sits atop oregano.

Rita around town

Enjoy some “Summer Fun + Local Flavor” with Rita Heikenfeld at Marvin’s Organic Gardens 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Rita will share summertime recipes with ingredients straight from the garden. Plus Jessiace Wolf will demonstrate how to make picnic decorations from paper. Marvin’s Organic Gardens is at 2055 U.S. Route 42 South, Lebanon. The event is free but reservations are required. Email your name and a guest’s name to or call 513562-2777. Visit for details. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Michael Rench, the new CEO at St. Joseph Home, visits with a resident at the Sharonville facility.


Sister Marianne Van Vurst, outgoing CEO at St. Joseph Home in Sharonville Vurst described her job as a labor of love. “It has been my mission and my ministry,” she said. “It’s a true joy to have been here with special angels that are residents here at the home. Under her leadership, St. Joseph moved from a social service model to a medical model. Initially, the home served newborns and young children with high medical needs, but expanded to include older children, increasing the number of residents by 50 percent. In 1998, St. Joseph added the Harold C. Schott Respite Center to give fami-

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ly members a break and ensure that their children are cared for during a short stay. “It lets mom and dad take care of their own needs and renew their own strengths to bring their child back home,” Van Vurst said. Today, St. Joseph Home serves 48 children and adults, with 24-hour nursing and personal care, as well as guests to stay at the respite center. The Sharonville facility staffs about 150 in nursing, direct care, active treatment, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, nutrition and psychological services. Rench said he also hopes to move St. Joseph towards serving children on ventilators, as well. “Right now, they’re in hospitals,” he said. “That’s not where they should live, and it’s expensive. “We would like to expand a few beds for those children to be in a homelike environment,” Rench said. “It’s a challenge that we hope turns into an opportunity.”

Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, is ranked No. 1 on Charity Navigator’s list of 10 SlamDunk Charities. According to Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, the 10 charities on this list are ranked tops in terms of fiscal health, but also for respecting the rights of donors. Charity Navigator has awarded each of these 10 charities a four-star rating for both organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Besides outperforming their peers in terms of financial management, each of these charities also has a donor privacy policy in place. This tells donors that these 10 charities are committed to fiscal responsibility and to protecting the personal information of contributors. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of more than 5,500 of America’s largest charities and Matthew 25: Ministries is honored to be acknowledged by this prestigious organization for their work with the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the US and worldwide. Matthew 25: Ministries is providing disaster relief to victims of the devastating tornadoes that ripped

through Alabama and surrounding states as well as continuing to support disaster relief for Haiti and Japan. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries’ blog – – or visit their website – – for the most up-to-date information on Matthew 25’s ongoing humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts. Also follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook and Twitter. Mathew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and Internet donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs; Matthew 25: Ministries also welcomes volunteers to their 132,000 square foot facility 5 1/2 days a week. Matthew 25 also accepts product donations. For additional information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian and disaster relief efforts please contact Joodi Archer

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PERSON 2 PERSON St. Joseph Home welcomes new CEO As Sister Marianne Van Vurst, S.C. steps down as president and CEO of St. Joseph Home in Sharonville, Michael Rench will step into shoes that have been filled for 25 years. Rench, formerly an administrator of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, has also served as deputy director of community services for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. He also worked as director of Community Services for the Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services. Rench said he was looking forward to working at St. Joseph because of its mission. “It’s been about two things,” he said. “The quality of care and following the ministry of the Sisters of Charity. “This is a community that is dedicated to working with children that other facilities won’t or can’t serve. They’ve carved a unique niche.” As the step-parent to a daughter with special needs, Rench said St. Joseph Home gives families peace of mind. “We’re providing something that’s a godsend,” he said of the nonprofit facility that serves those with severe-to-profound disabilities. The home and respite center is the only Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded to serve all ages in Hamilton County. As its chief executive officer for 25 years, Van

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June 8, 2011


Worsham, Culbertson win chamber scholarships The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerc announces the award recipients of the 2011 Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Award and the Patricia Furterer Scholarship


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twice as Senior Patrol L e a d e r, receiving the Outstanding Senior Patrol L e a d e r award, and Worsham has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Worsham is a black belt in the Maududo Martial Arts system, swam and ran track his senior year for the first time, winning the Coaches’ Award for hard work and perseverance on the swim team. A NASA Inspire student and a former First Lego League team member, his interests in science led Worsham to the Cincinnati Observatory Center, where

he is an original graduating class member of the 40 Galileos astronomy outreach Culbertson program, and to iSPACE, where is a volunteer teaching assistant and also built robotics game tables and a microgravity drop tower for his Eagle Project. Worsham plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Dayton. Culbertson is a member of the National Honor Society and a LINK Crew Leader. She is captain of both the academic and science

olympiad teams, receiving first-team all-district, MVP and player of the season honors for the academic team, and medaling in every Science Olympiad Regional Competition and qualifying for state competition all four years of high school. Culbertson has been in the cast or crew of every theatrical production during high school and was nominated for a “Cappie” Award in 2010 for Excellence in High School Theater. She is also a Cappie Critic with four reviews published in the local media this year, and a member of the Thespian Society, where she was elected to the Clerk position.

A Girl Scout since the first-grade, Culbertson has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is given to less than 6 percent of all Girl Scouts nationwide, and also the Girl Scout Silver and Bronze Service Awards. Suzy has volunteered at the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank, for the Loveland Beautification Committee, and at the Loveland Stage Company. In addition to babysitting, she has worked for a veterinarian and at Kings Island. Culbertson wants to become a medical doctor and plans to study biology/pre-med at the University of Iowa.

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the American i Legion L Northeast Post 630. This important event will take place behind the Tom Stone Amphitheatre seats in the grassy area, which is located inside the Blue Ash Nature Park at 4343 Cooper Rd. Legionnaires will be on hand to collect your faded, torn, and worn American flags from 6:00 to 6:20pm. The disposal ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.

Award. Matthew Worsham is awarded the 2011 Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Award and Suzy Culbertson is awarded the Patricia Furterer Scholarship Award. Worsham and Culbertson, both seniors at Loveland High School, will each receive $1,000 toward their college educations. Matthew Worsham is a member of the National Honor Society, the chemistry club, a founding member of the astronomy and science clubs, and a twoyear staff member of The Roar student newspaper. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving

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Kings Mills resident Lisa Gerkin knows music has a healing capacity. A music educator with a passion for helping others, Gerkin saw the potential of a CD filled with inspirational music and readings for cancer patients, caregivers and others dealing with illness and adversity. Gerkin and her husband, Ryan, decided to start Comfort Chorus, a non-profit organization established to provide healing and hope in

the world through music, inspiring messages and ministry to others. The first company priority is distribution of the God is Here inspirational recordings, produced by Gerkin, to area cancer treatment centers and hospitals. The inspirational CD project began in 2008 as part of the Self-Expression and Leadership course Gerkin was taking at the Cincinnati Center for Landmark Education. Gerkin sought volunteers to perform the music and


recitations that were then compiled into two discs, one for children and one for adults. The musicians and readers featured on the discs come from many area churches, and many walks of life, ranging from a professional performer for the New York Metropolitan Opera (Tom Hammons), to Cincinnati area youth. The Oncology Hematology Care Centers of Greater Cincinnati will receive compli-


mentary copies of the adult CDs, and copies of the children’s CD will be distributed free to the chaplains at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The project is multi-denominational. Participating churches include: Cincinnati Church of Christ, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Grace Baptist Church, Hope Church, Montgomery Community Church, River Hills Christian Church, Rivers Crossing Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, St. Columban Catholic Church, St. Gertrude Catholic Church and St. Margaret of York Catholic Church. Project sponsors include Allegra MarketingPrint-Mail in Sharonville, Oncology Hematology Inc, and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Montgomery. Pre-release copies of the CDs have already had an impact on those in difficulty. One caregiver wrote, “The

Biblical passages and music contained within these CDs will bring peace and encouragement to those going through challenges. They are beautifully done and very inspiring.” Additional funds are still needed to duplicate the recordings being donated to area treatment centers and hospitals. Comfort Chorus hopes to expand its reach to more hospitals, hospice centers and treatment facilities. Donations can be made on the Comfort Chorus website ( Excerpts and downloadable versions of the CDs are also available at the site. Gerkin said, “It’s hard to express all the ways that God has used this project to impress upon me the power available – His power available – when we work together to serve someone else’s needs instead of our own.”

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June 8, 2011



A Wednesday worship service is being conducted at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. The Youth Choir Concert is 6:30 p.m., June 19. The concert is free. Weekly summer camps will begin the week of June 7. Visit for details and registration. Vacation Bible school is 9 a.m. to noon, June 27 to July 1; and 68:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12. Call the church for details or to register. The church is searching for crafter and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 am. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and play with children his/her own age, while you get some much needed time to yourself. There are also a few openings in our “Mad Scientists” Summer Camp. This fun-filled week of camp will be the week of June 27-30 and is open to children ages 2-and-a-half through 6. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. The church’s Vacation Bible School will be June 20-24, for ages 4 to those entering the fifth grade. Registration is available at pdf. Print out the form and mail to Epiphany UMC, 6625 Loveland Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH 45140. Contact Jenny at, or Kathy at for more information, or call the church office. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, con-

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School is coming to Loveland UMC. “Shake it Up Cafe” is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., June 20-24. Take kitchen fun to your kids. Enjoy a fresh, one-of-a-kind VBS 2011 at Shake It Up Café – where kids carry out God’s recipe. The Dittos, a part of the seniors ministry at Loveland UMC, has composed a cookbook, “Heavenly Delights,” a hard-bound cookbook containing all The Dittos’ favorites that are enjoyed on Wednesdays during their ministry gatherings. Included are recipes for appetizers and beverages; soups and salads; vegetables and side dishes; main dishes; breads and rolls; desserts; cookies and candy; and even a this-and-that section. Price is $10. All the proceeds will go back into the community through The Dittos outreach in Loveland and surrounding neighborhoods. To buy a copy, contact Patti Miller at 3983687 or the church office. Also, community members are invited to join The Dittos 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the church. The group meets each week for Bible study, a time of prayer, and of course fellowship. Breaking bread together is always a part of the gatherings. In addition to studying God’s Word, The Dittos serve together in the community at least twice a month. The first Wednesday of the month they offer Drive Thru Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. outside in the LUMC parking lot. They also design and lead a worship service monthly, alternating between the Loveland Health Care Center and The Lodge Retirement Community. The Dittos meet at Loveland UMC, Rooms L3 and L5. Contact Pat Blankenship at 683-1738 or Service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30-10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. The church has a time “Especially for Children” at both the 9:30 and 11

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham invites the entire community to a special presentation on the accuracy of media reporting on the Middle East. The program will feature Gary Kenzer, National Executive Director of Honest Reporting, and takes place at 7 p.m., on Sunday, June 12, at the synagogue. Kenzer has served as National Executive Director of Honest Reporting since 2006. Prior to his current position, he served as National Director of Magen David Odom, the Israeli “Red Cross.” Kenzer graduated in 1984 from the University of Illinois College of Social Work.



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



Sewing, Quilting, Fiber Arts, Knitting & Crocheting New Events At Festival

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

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


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Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays

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EPISCOPAL ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242


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

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FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

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Good Shepherd (ELCA)


7701 Kenwood Rd.

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH


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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

church for info. Several summer events are planned, including a Reds outing at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, July 31 vs. the San Francisco Giants; an annual canoe trip on Saturday, Aug. 6; and an annual parish picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;


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Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

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

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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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

Child Care provided

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website:


Church of the Saviour United Methodist

temporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

On Sunday, June 12, the church will hold a single service at 10 a.m. to celebrate the service of reception and confirmation on the feast day of St. Barnabas. Bishop Nedi Rivera will lead the celebration. The next Habitat for Humanity work days are July 16 and Sept. 10. Contact the church for signup information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry. Contact the

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The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Blue Ash; 489-7021.

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

“Nobody thinks twice about attacking Israel in print,” said Kenzer. “We realize that Israel is not perfect, but perfection is not a prerequisite for fair and balanced reporting by national media. We just ask that the media treat every country and government by the same measuring stick.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Northern Hills Synagogue. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields-Ertel Road, Deefield Township; 9316038.


Brecon United Methodist Church

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a.m. worship services. All children are invited to come to worship with their families in the sanctuary. Following “Especially for Children,” the children will have an opportunity to go to Sunday school or return to sit with their family in worship. For those with children under the age of 2, the church has a professionally staffed nursery which is open to children at all services. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. Additional classes for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade are offered at 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sundays. Visit at or call the church office to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are opportunities for all ages to get connected. Join the United Methodist Women, 9:45-11 a.m., the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.


The summer worship service began on Sunday, June 6, with one service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited. Nine youth and five adults leave for the annual Mission Trip on Sunday, June 12. The youth and adults will help with various community projects such as the local Kids’ Club, minor home repairs and community beautification. They return on June 17. At the 10 a.m. youth service on Sunday, June 19, the youth and adults will lead the worship service and share pictures and stories of their experience in Tennessee. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. Women of Faith women’s Bible study group meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings (except the second Wednesday). The next series is titled “Living Above Worry and Stress.” New participants are welcome. Babysitting is provided. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church and to attend worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) and Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.


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Ryan William Bellemah, 22, 6317 Dawes Lane, criminal trespass, May 24. Sharod F. Gales, 31, 890 W. Loveland Ave. H8, domestic violence, May 25. Clites A. Holloway, 29, 890 W. Loveland Ave. L4, assault, May 25. Joshua J. Lay, 20, 100 Karl Brown Way 5, drug paraphernaliause/possess, drug abuse-possess/use, re-cite other department, May 29.

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Female was threatened, result of road rage at 1000 block of Ohio 28, May 19.

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Sexual imposition

Offense involved female juvenile at 5400 block of Cherry Blossom, May 21. Investigation pending regarding two males at Riverhills Church at Price Road, May 22.

Tampering with coin machines, theft

Jewelry and camera taken; $2,640 at 6254 Shagbark, May 17.

Coins taken from vending machines at Meijer; $164 cash at Ohio 28, May 18.

Vehicle damaged at Ohio 28, May 17. Mailbox damaged at 5825 Meadow View, May 22. Two windows broken in vehicle at 409 Commons Drive, May 22.

Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $58 at Ohio 28, May 17. GPS unit and purse taken from vehicle at 6043 Delicious Asha, May 17.

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Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $46.60 at Ohio 28, May 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $35 at Ohio 50, May 19. Battery taken from vehicle at Backyard Inn at 1296 Ohio 28, May 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $11.38 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, May 20. Gasoline not paid for at Meijer; $10 at Ohio 28, May 20. A fluke meter taken from van; $410 at 1402 Woodville, May 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $80 at Ohio 50, May 20. Bike taken; $400 at 806 Walnut Ridge, May 21. Camera, etc. taken from vehicle; $210 at 599 Doe Run, May 21. Radar detector taken from vehicle at 791 Cedar Drive, May 22. Radio taken from vehicle at 6547 Cedar Ridge, May 22. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $45 at Ohio 28, May 22. TV taken; $500 at 1504 Commons Drive, May 22.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Heather Potter, 24, 36 Gram St., possession of marijuana at 9651 Waterford Place, May 9. Joyleen Penias, 27, 4867 Bridge Lane, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel, May 12.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Tile valued at $675 removed at 12130 Heathertree Court, May 10.




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The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 6833444.

Criminal damaging

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Identity theft

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Community DEATHS Gayle I. Adkins

Gayle I. Adkins, 65, of Loveland died June 1. Survived by husband, William D. Adkins; children Lynnette (Tom) Viox, Paula (Steve) Hickey and Ali Brochers; grandchildren Billy, Michael, Ben, Abby, Aaron, Dylan and Brandon; sister, Helen Strong; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Smith and Charlene Green; best friend Connie Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins. Preceded in death by father, Harvey Morris; and mother, Artie (nee Simpson) Morris. Services were June 6, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: the Bethany House, 1833 Fairmont, Cincinnati, OH 45214.

Daniel A. Bond

Daniel A. Bond, 47, of Loveland died May 26. Survived by mother, Polly Bond; father, Comer E. Bond; long-time companion, Debra Bond; siblings Timothy and James Bokd; Bond niece, Rachel Ann Patton; and nephews Christopher and Clifton Bond. Services were June 2 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

John L. Hemer

John L. Hemer, 84, of Anderson Township died May 24. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife of 63 years, Edwina (Winnie) Hemer; daughter, Karen L. Young; brother, Kenneth (Margaret) Hemer; and grandchildren Jennifer (Johnny) Dorning and Jeffrery Young. Preceded in death by father, John Henry Hemer; and mother, Anna Kober. Services were May 27 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

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different order). For boys, the top five names in Ohio were Jacob, Mason, Logan, Noah and Ethan. The top five in Kentucky were William, Jacob, Brayden, Noah, and James. In Indiana, the top five boys names were Elijah, Jacob, Ethan, Mason and Noah. Last week the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced Isabella and


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Thomas E. Prall, 59, of Loveland died May 25. Survived by wife, Patricia A. (nee Huck) Prall; children Charles (Darlene) Prall and Alison (Scott) Thompson; step-children Jonathan (Sylvia) Perry and Jill Perry; grandchildren Alex Prall, Bryce Prall, Jackson Thompson and Andrew Thompson; step-grandchild, Mayline Perry; and brother, Richard Prall. Preceded in death by father, Dallas Prall; and mother, Mary (nee Olsen) Prall. Services were May 28, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Donna Kroger, 52, of Loveland died May 20. Survived by siblings Terri (George) Lindsley, Ed, Gary (Susan), Jeff (Holly) Jackie and Mickey (Richie) Korger and Mary Kim (William) Cherry; and companion, Bobby Patterson. Preceded in death by father, Edgar P. Kroger; and mother, Lorene Moore. Services were May 27 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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Geraldine Pitts, 66, of Loveland died May 28. Survived by daughter, Shrese Kimberly Pitts; granddaughter, Chrisslyn Carter; siblings Willie (Yvonne) Pitts Jr, Lawrence (ConPitts nie) Pitts, Lynn B. (Marjorie) Pitts, Doris Ann Paul and Elaine Collins; special sisters Ollie Richardson and Judy Brown; godchildren Brendon Williams, Ashley N. Grace, Lawrence B. Grace and Erika Isom; close friends June Alfred, Dorothy Burgin and Mary Muller; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear relatives and friends. Preceded in death by father, Willie Pitts; and mother, Daisy (nee Willis) Pitts. Services were Saturday, June 4, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

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LEGAL NOTICE The City of Loveland has completed and is making available its 2010 Basic Financial Statements per Ohio Revised Code §117.38. Copies of the Basic Financial Statements are availa ble for public viewing during normal business hours at City Hall, Finance Depart ment, 120 W. Loveland Ave, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The statements are also available on-line at Harry D. Steger, Director of Finance 1001642971 LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Loveland City hold a will Council public hearing on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at Loveland City Hall, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments on a proposed zoning text amendment to Loveland Code of Ordinan ces Section 1107.01 by adding definitions for "Farmers Market", Chapter 1156 - Table of Permitted Uses to permit "Farmers Market" in additional zoning districts and Chapter 1165 - General Zoning Regulations to add "Farmers Market". Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and share their comments. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the Clerk of Council, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140 or emailed to mcheshire@lovelando Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland 2970 LEGAL NOTICE The following legisla tion was passed by Loveland City Council: 2011-31 In Memory of Rachael "Carli" Woodruff 2011-32 Ordinance amending codifed ordinance Section 505.16 to permit the keeping of miniature goats 2011-33 Resolution of necessity by the City of Loveland to create a special lighting district for Hermit Subdivi Pointe age sion within the City of Loveland 2011-34 Resolution appointing the Hermit age Pointe Lighting District Assessment Equalization Board 2011-35 Ordinance stating the intention of the City of Loveland to proceed with the improvement known as Hermitage Pointe SpeDistrict Lighting cial which shall be paid by a special assessment Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland The above listed legislation is available for inspec tion at the City Manag er’s office, 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, Ohio during normal office hours. 1001642967

SECTION 00020 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the Water Line Replacement on Wall St., Between W. Loveland and Ohio Ave project. The project is the installation of 8" water main located on Wall St from W. Loveland Ave. to Bridge near Kiwanis Park, Ohio Ave. and Riverside Dr. from W. Loveland to Park Ave. in Hamilton County, Ohio. The project work includes, but is not limited to: replacing 2,100 linear feet of 4" water main with 8" diameter water main, storm sewer installa tions, road resurfacing, and restorations. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Wednes day, June 22 2011 at 2:15 PM local time. The plans, specifications, and bid forms may be examined at: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rm 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construction Industries 3 kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-0150 Copies of the Bidding Documents purchased at cost at: Queen City Reprographics 2863 Sharon Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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Each BIDDER must deposit with their bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The OWNER reserves the right to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in any bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Bidders are advised that State Prevailing Wage requirements WILL apply to this contract. An optional Pre-bid Conference , to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513) 683-0150. 3605 SECTION 00020 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Loveland, through the office of the City Manager, will receive sealed bids for the Bellwood Storm Sewer Improvements project . The project is the installation of 30" and 36" storm sewer located within right-of-way and easements east of Navaho Drive, from W. Main St. to just south of Bellwood Drive in Hamilton County, Ohio. The project work includes, but is not limited to: replacing 350 linear feet of 18" storm sewer with 30"-36" diameter storm sewer, road resurfacing, and restorations. Separate sealed bids will be received by the City of Loveland and then publicly opened and read aloud at Loveland City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH on Wednesday, June 22 2011 at 2:00 PM local time. The plans, specifications, and bid forms may be examined at: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rm 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, OH 45236 Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drice Cincinnati, OH 45215 Loveland City Hall, City Manager’s Office 120 West Loveland Avenue Loveland, OH 45140 (513) 683-0150 Copies of the Bidding Documents purchased at cost at: Queen City Reprographics 2863 Sharon Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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Each BIDDER must deposit with their bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS. The OWNER reserves the right to accept any bid, to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities in any bid. No BIDDER may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Bidders are advised that State Prevailing Wage requirements WILL apply to this contract. An optional Pre-bid Conference , to answer any BIDDERS questions, will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Loveland City Hall Council Chambers, 120 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH. Prospective BIDDERS may address inquiries with Cindy Klopfenstein, City Engineer, at 120 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140, (513) 683-0150. 3581


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STAFF WRITER Yesterday at the Holiday Inn, hundreds lined up to cash in antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. The free event is in Erlanger all week, buying gold, silver, antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday said, “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces—in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentleman brought in an old Fender guitar his father had bought

TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW HAS BEEN TOURING THE WORLD SINCE 2001. THIS YEAR ALONE, WE WILL VISIT 3,000 CITIES AND OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WILL CASH IN! years ago. The man said, “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow specialist that assisted him made a few phone calls and a veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5,700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring. It’s not every day that someone comes to town bringing six thousand dollars with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow, commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars, pocket watches or jewelry is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items that they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the best place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can bring items down to the event. If the Roadshow specialists find items that their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase them. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow is buying. “Gold and sil-

Gold and silver pour into yesterday’s Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

ver markets are soaring,” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for and silver coins add up ver y competitive prices. Roadshow representatives will be quickly. I just finished working available to assess and purchase your items at the Holiwith a gentleman that had an old day Inn, this week through Saturday, in Erlanger. class ring, two bracelets and a handful of silver dollars. His check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” C OINS Any and all coins made before 1964: COINS One gentleman holding his check for over silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, $1,250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to wanted! come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for ad for the event and brought in an old German platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, sword I had brought back from World War II


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WE BUY SCRAP GOLD & GOLD JEWELRY and some old coins, and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have that they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.













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