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Carroll gets first raise in 3 years

Salary jumps almost $8K per year By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Five weeks after learning that Loveland City Manager Tom Carroll will not be leaving to take a job with Montgomery, the Loveland City Council voted to give Carroll his first raise three years. City council voted 4 to 2 June 12 to increase Carroll’s annual base salary from $103,542 to

$111,225, effective Jan. 1 of this year. Loveland Vice Mayor David Bednar and council members Paulette Leeper, Angie Settell and Brent Zuch, who voted for the increase, noted that Carroll’s 4-percent wage hike equals the cumulative 4-percent in increases other Loveland city employees received in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Council members Linda Cox and Mark Fitzgerald voted against the pay hike. Cox said she had planned to support giving Carroll a raise

istrator in North College Hill. Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber was absent from the meeting. Leeper said Carroll’s old salary compared poorly with that of other city managers in the region and that the increase doesn’t bring it anywhere near the top. Zuch said Loveland will continue to get more than its money’s worth from Carroll and that paying employees poorly “is a recipe for a bad staff.” “It’s a recipe for a bad city,” Zuch said.

commensurate with other city employees, but changed her mind after talking to “several” residents who said they would not vote for a proCarroll posal to increase Loveland’s income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent Nov. 6 if the city manager got a raise. Fitzgerald did not say why he voted against Carroll’s pay hike. Fitzgerald is a former Loveland city manager and is city admin-

Ten years of school-grown sunflowers and tomatoes Granny’s program has strong roots in Loveland community

By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — It’s been 10 years since Roberta Paolo, everyone’s favorite granny, opened Granny’s Garden School with its flower and vegetable gardens at the Loveland Primary School-Loveland Elementary School campus off Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland. The garden school, which also operates now at the Loveland Early Childhood Center on Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland, is an independent non-profit that provides the program free to the Loveland City Schools. “We are very pleased and proud to share our Loveland primary, elementary and early childhood campuses with this organization,” said John Marschhausen, superintendent of the Loveland City Schools. Here Paolo, executive director of Granny’s Garden School, talks about her enterprise. Please tell us a little about yourself. “I live in Loveland, next door to the Loveland Elementary School. I moved here about eight years ago because it is so convenient to the gardens. I am 65. I had a number of ‘careers’ before Granny’s Garden School, including stay-at-home-mom, district sales manager for Avon products and public relations coordinator for Women Helping Women.” Why did you open Granny’s Garden School? “I started Granny’s Garden School in 2002 when my two older grandchildren were in the first and second grades at Love-

ACTIVE SENIORS B1 Seniors participated in a number of activities at Miami Township’s Super Senior Saturday.

Roberta Paolo checks out vegetables growing at Granny's Garden School. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS land Primary. My original goal was just to give kids the chance to pick flowers. It quickly grew to vegetable gardens for each classroom, making connections to state standards and it is now a

MAKING A POINT Moeller High School’s prom at The Phoenix had a simple theme – “Prom.” See Schools, A4



part of the school day for the 48 classrooms that participate in the program. “Today, we are one of the largest and most comprehensive school garden programs in the


country and routinely sought out. Through our Schoolyard Nature Network, we are training others to develop their own school garden programs. Though we have been asked to do so, we are not interested in franchising or setting up a lot of little Granny’s Garden Schools. Our focus still is, and always will be, providing the best possible plant-based environmental education program to Loveland’s students.” How has Granny’s Garden School changed over the years? “The originally all-volunteer organization now employs the equivalent of four full-time people. In addition, in 2011, more than 600 people volunteered at Granny’s Garden School and hundreds of others visited to tour the gardens. Most of these were from outside Loveland and about 75 percent bought lunch at local restaurants while here.” How many children do you think you have reached via your gardens? “Each year we work with more than 1,400 of Loveland’s first- through fourth-grade students. Each student spends an average of 12 hours in gardenbased learning each year, and those hours supplement what is taught in the classroom. Lessons developed to address the statebased academic and curriculum standards for each grade are on the Granny’s Garden School website (www.grannysgardenschool. com) and available to educators. “In a recent survey more than

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Montgomery in March chose Carroll as one of four finalists among a pool of more than 40 people interested in succeeding Cheryl Hilvert as Montgomery city manager. Montgomery City Council decided in May to promote its own assistant city manager, Wayne Davis, to city manager, and to pay him $120,000 a year. Hilvert was paid $152,000 annually when she retired last year. For more about your community, visit

Loveland aims at Tate trees Beetle infestation a real concern By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND — Fair warning to Tate Township trees: The city of Loveland has you in its sights. Loveland City Council approved a resolution June 12 urging state and federal agencies to remove all trees in Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas - as opposed to only those with known infestations - to ensure complete eradication of the beetles. Tate Township is a quarantined area. Voting to destroy trees wasn’t an easy thing for council members to do in Loveland, which has a Tree/Environment Committee, an aggressive recycling program and a slew of green initiatives. So what sounded the alarm? An answer is in the “whereases” of the resolution approved by Loveland City Council, which says, in part: “The Asian Longhorned Beetle is recognized as a significant threat to the hardwood tree population in the United States because it has no natural enemies in the domestic ecosystem. “The first Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in Ohio was discovered in Tate Township in Clermont County in June 2011.

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50 percent of our fourthgrade students reported that they have started a garden at home. “The gardens are also shared with the community in a variety of ways. Our students have created more than 3,500 miniature bouquets since 2003 that

have that have been delivered through Meals-onWheels. Our popular Picka-Bouquet Club and Summer Harvest programs help with funding and help with summer maintenance so the gardens are ready and producing when students return in the fall.” How are you funded and how can people help financially? “We are funded by donations from individuals and

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private foundations. Donations of whatever amount are always much appreciated (Click onto ‘Donate’ on the home page of the garden school’s website). We are a very frugal organization. Our funds go directly to bringing the program to our students. A little bit of ‘seed’ money goes a long way in Granny’s gardens.” Anything you’d like to add? “We commend the Loveland school board, superintendent and principals for creating an environment where an organization such as Granny’s Garden School could evolve. Their willingness to expand educational opportunities outside of the four walls of the traditional classroom makes it possible to offer a unique learning opportunity to their students.

Granny's Garden School, operated by Roberta Paolo, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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‘Disciples’ do good works riding cycles By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — A group of motorcycle riders have joined together to help fund programs at the Eastside Christian Church in Miami Township. Bruce Moon of Batavia Township, president of the Highway Disciples Motorcycle Ministry, said the group’s efforts help fund the church’s food pantry and Help Build Hope, a church program that provides tutoring for kids. “We decided we wanted to do something to help the church programs,” he said. The highway disciples have been in existence for two years and have about a

dozen regular members. Although the group calls itself a motorcycle ministry, owning and riding a motorcycle is not required. Sharon Dowers of Anderson Township doesn’t own a motorcycle, but participates in many of the group’s events. She became involved in the group because she attends Eastside Christian Church. “I was looking for a way to give back,” she said. Dowers also works for the corporate offices of Gold Star Chili in Cincinnati and has worked with her employer to sponsor a number of events for the group.

Members of the Highway Disciples Motorcycle Ministry gather for a recent event. The group raises money for programs at the Eastside Christian Church in Miami Township. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The highway disciples recently had a fundraiser at Gold Star Chili at 85 River’s Edge in Milford. Gold Star donated 20 percent of all sales during

the fundraiser to the Help Build Hope program. “The money goes to worthwhile causes,” Dowers said.

Miami Twp. to buy 2 fire engines By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — Officials plan to use a $1 million bond issue to finance the purchase of two new fire engines for the Miami Township Fire & EMS. In April, the trustees approved refinancing $3.495 million in existing bonds originally issued to pay for the Miami Township Civic Center purchase and the Woodspoint Drive extension. Because of low interest rates, the refinancing of the bonds was expected to save up to $282,000, township officials said.

Administrator Larry Fronk said officials decided to take advantage of the low interest rates and add the $1 million bond issue for the fire engines. The total bond issue would be for $4.495 million. The revenue stream from several TIF districts will be used to cover debt service on the new bond issue, Fronk said. Fire Chief James Whitworth told trustees at the June 11 work session the new fire engines will be used to replace older fire engines in the fleet from the 1990s. “They are well beyond front-line service,” he said.

The trustees were expected to approve at their June 19 meeting the recommendation of Whitworth to purchase the two fire engines for $975,000 from Rosenbauer America Fire Apparatus. Assistant Fire Chief Harold Thiele said one of the engines would have a full-size heavy-duty body for use at the township’s north station at Wards Corner and Branch Hill-Guinea roads. A second medium-sized body fire engine with a shorter length and wheelbase would be used at the south fire station, 1154 U.S. 50, he said. Thiele said the smaller

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Mount Notre Dame High School senior Adrienne Smith (middle) smiles with her fellow MND seniors, twins Allison Janka (left) and Megan Janka (right) at Moeller High School's prom on April 27. THANKS TO JOHANNA

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oeller High School seniors and their dates stepped into The Phoenix downtown for an evening of dancing and fun on April 27. Donning their suits and dresses, students dressed for the simple and appropriately named theme of “Prom.”

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Senior Keith Rucker smiles with his prom date, Lakota West High School junior Kylie Ann Dawson.



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Mount Notre Dame High School seniors Aubrey Hord (left) and Kelly Harmon (right) boast their twin purple dresses at Moeller High School's prom on April 27. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

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Austin Klueh, shown playing defense for Loveland as a junior, was voted the Loveland Herald Sportsman of the Year for 2012. FILE PHOTO

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Sportsman of Year Klueh sees bright future


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LOVELAND — Austin Klueh was lying

on the field, nose bloodied and cheekbone shattered after a violent collision with a Milford player Oct. 10 last season. Despite being in considerable pain, the former Loveland High School soccer player’s first concern was his team, which had lost its other two senior captains to injury earlier in the year. “He said ‘Coach, I think I can get back in there,’” said Tigers head coach Mike Dunlap. “But I could tell it was more than just a nosebleed. His facial features were distorted. He was in a lot of pain.” Klueh narrowly avoided a ruptured retina. Amazingly, after nearly four hours of surgery, which necessitated three plates and 16 screws, Klueh was back playing soccer by November. “I’m really blessed and really lucky to still be playing,” said Klueh, who has committed to play at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Klueh, a three-time Fort Ancient Valley Conference first-teamer, has been named Loveland Herald Sportsman of the Year. More than 596,000 votes were cast for the 21 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year ballots in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. “It’s a big honor,” said Klueh, who was named first-team all-state in 2011. “I worked hard to improve throughout this year. I took great pride in that.” Klueh, a four-year starter at Loveland who owns a rare distinction by starting as a freshman, received interest from a handful of Division I programs including Marshall and Cincinnati. But midway through his junior year, Klueh developed a strong relationship with Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs. They both agreed that Klueh would be better served to hone his soccer skills at Cincinnati State for two years before making the jump to D-1. “He’s very mature, and makes good decisions on the field,” said Combs. “I think he can be an impact player immediately. He could’ve been a D-I player, and still could be. Here, he can play right away.” Klueh believes Cincinnati State, which

Loveland’s Baker on a mission - on, off field of play

Loveland senior captain Austin Klueh makes a defensive stop against Turpin Oct. 4. The Tigers handed the Spartans their first defeat of the season 1-0.

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has produced 15 D-I players and finished as national runner-up in 2010, is a good first step for him both athletically and academically. “Academically it’ll help me transition into college level classes and learn how to manage my time,” Klueh said. “Athletically, it’ll help me get used to the speed of play at the college level, and different style of play.” Klueh leaves behind some precious memories from his playing career at Loveland, including winning the FAVC Buckeye Division title as a sophomore and FAVC East Division crown his junior year. He ranks starting on varsity as a freshman and reaching the district finals as his most coveted achievements. “I was pretty honored (to start as a freshman),” Klueh said. “It’s pretty rare. I remember being very nervous. But the coaches and senior captains settled me down.” A concussion near the end of his freshman season that resulted in five missed games and the head-on collision in the Milford game last October is all that prevented Klueh from starting every match in his four-year career. Klueh said once his vision cleared following the surgery, he saw his past, present, and future in a new light. “It did alter my perspective a lot,” he said. “I don’t take anything for granted.”

LOVELAND — Despite starring in three sports during her senior year at Loveland High School, Rachel Baker’s most cherished high school memory isn’t a gamewinning goal, clutch shot or recordbreaking highjump. It’s a week spent painting, replacing windows, and picking up yard waste. What might seem like mundane household chores to most kids ranks among Baker’s most rewarding and eye-opening experiences. Two summers ago she ventured to Tennessee with members of Christ in Youth Know Sweat, now known as Engage: Service. The group was on a mission, to help a woman who could no longer walk make some simple improvements to her home. “I just remember seeing her face,” said Baker. “It felt awesome. I’ve worked at homeless shelters, done missions. It’s definitely taught me to be more understanding of people’s needs.” Baker was named Loveland Herald Sportswoman of the Year. There were more than 596,000 votes cast for all 21 ballots for Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. “I was really excited when I heard I’d won,” she said. “I didn’t know much about the award. I was really surprised.” When Duquesne University women’s soccer head coach Al Alvine began recruiting Baker, he was impressed with her size, speed and approach to the game. “She has all the physical attributes,” he said. While Baker’s ability as a soccer player is well-documented, a Catholic institution like Duquesne views its prospective student athletes in a much different light. “You have to be successful off the field, and perform in the classroom too. Community service has to be an integral part of their fabric,” Alvine said. “It’s not enough to be a good player.” Baker earned first-team, all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors after scoring 12 goals and recording three assists in 18 games for Loveland’s girls soccer team. In the winter, she scored 8.1 points per game, grabbed 10.5 rebounds, and had 24 blocks for Loveland’s girls basketball team. In the spring, Baker com-

Loveland senior Rachel Baker awaits a drill in practice with junior Katie Swaine in the background. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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peted in the high jump for the Tigers’ track team. “My senior year was my best season, in all three sports,” Baker said. “I worked really hard between my junior and senior years. I trained a lot. I got stronger and more focused.” Baker, a three-year starter in both basketball and soccer, chose to join the track team this spring mostly to help with her conditioning for soccer at Duquesne. “You run a lot during the track season,” she said. Amid everything else, Baker also was a member of Loveland High School's Link Crew freshman support team and Partners Club, which works with the Special Education department. And despite participating in three sports and spending much of her free time volunteering, Baker still maintained a 3.2 GPA, and was a three-time FAVC all-academic recipient. For now Baker plans to enjoy her summer before enrolling at Duquesne, where one of her first tasks will be to find some charitable organizations to partner with. “I like that (Duquesne) is in the city of Pittsburgh, which is a new city for me, a new start,” she said. “I’m hoping to find a church there so I can continue my mission work.”




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Cincinnati United coaches and trainers gather before a charity match to benefit Cincinnati TOPSoccer. The event raised more than $3,000 to benefit the organization that provides soccer programs for special needs players. The match featured a 20-minute TOPSoccer demonstration, 70-minute game featuring CU coaches and trainers, halftime contests, juggle-a-thon, split-the-pot raffle, raffle prizes and concessions. Those participating live in Blue Ash, Sycamore, Loveland, Anderson, Amelia, Newtown, Sharonville, Madeira, among other places. For more information on Cincy TOPSoccer, visit THANKS TO BOBBY PUPPIONE

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JV softball caps season The Loveland High School junior varsity softball team finished up a very successful season, posting an 11-5 record. On April 23, the Lady Tigers traveled to Milford and lost 10-9. Collecting a single apiece for the locals were Maeci Ujvari, Spencer Fuller, Megan Luetkemeyer and Kayla Bullock. Spencer Fuller was the losing pitcher, hurling a complete game. She gave up eight hits, struck out seven and walked one batter. On April 25, the Lady Tigers hosted the Milford Eagles and again came up short, losing 21-18. The Ti-

gers connected for 13 hits in the game. Leading the way offensively for Loveland was Annie Reich - triple, single; Brittany Talbott - triple, single; Celeste Hefner double, single; Emily Bateman - two singles; Jen Benesh – two singles; Maeci Ujvari – single and Megan Luetkemeyer – single. Jen Benesh was tagged with the loss. She gave up 15 hits and issued four free passes. On April 27, the Lady Tigers finished up their season with a big win, beating Mt. Orab 5-1. Maeci Ujvari had a huge game at the plate for Love-

land going 4-4. She belted a triple, a double and 2 singles. She collected four RBI and scored a run. Jessi Gorman knocked in Ujvari on one of her two singles. Rounding out the attack were Megan Luetkemeyer, Spencer Fuller, Celeste Hefner, Kayla Bullock and Jen Benesh all with a single each. Spencer Fuller was credited with the win on the mound. In four innings of work she gave up five hits, struck out three and walked no one. Jen Benesh pitched the final three frames giving up two hits., driving even more qualified candidates to your door.

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Protection from scams, fraud A few years ago, Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann created the Coalition to Stop Fraud, Scams and Abuse. Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is a member agency of this working group whose focus this month is on scams and fraud against residents with disabilities. Unfortunately, those with disabilities in our society have not been excluded from the increase in fraud and scams experienced by the general population in recent years. Individuals with disabilities are often more vulnerable, with less support and capacity to protect themselves. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, which collects misappropriation data state wide, reported that the number of substantiated thefts involving individuals with

disabilities increased by 52 percent, from 961 in 2010 to 1,459 in 2011. The thefts were primarily identity, medications and personal property. To stem this dramatic increase, we want to share information that can help prevent fraud. Protecting an individual’s personal information is the only way to reduce identity theft over time. Social Security numbers, birth certificates, checking and savings account numbers, and personal identification numbers (PINs) are all key pieces of information that must be protected. Individuals with disabilities require assistance from caregivers for many of their daily needs. As a result, personal information is often accessible to many unauthorized people. We urge that access to personal information be restricted to the

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or its allies.”

How should the United States respond to the atrocities in Syria?

“Tough question. Under the present administration, America ignored the atrocities in Iran and that nation's dictator continues making nuclear threats against American and Israel. “Then America ignored the situation in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. “However when it came to Libya, America claimed a NATO mandated no-fly zone forced us to help topple Libya's Muammar Gaddafi. That also cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. “Meanwhile America ignored the situation in Yemen that led to the overthrow of that nation's dictator and until now, has ignored the situation in Syria. After all that, America still has no clear policy for dealing with the 'Arab Spring.’ “Before taking any half-hearted action in Syria, President Obama needs to first produce a comprehensive policy for the Middle East in cooperation with our allies, if possible, and then take the appropriate action consistent with that policy, whatever action that may be. “But don't bet on any of this happening before the election.” R.V. “To begin with, instead of the endless political attacks on the GOP by our president, Obama should begin to focus on what is happening in Syria, and his speeches should continue to condemn what is happening under the Assad regime. “We should also put more pressure on the UN to be more aggressive in its stance toward Syria. We should encourage Kofi Annan, in his role as the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria to convene an international meeting with the Russians, the Chinese, and even Iran, and address what is going on in Syria with honesty and courage. “Unfortunately, as our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan (and Vietnam) have shown, it would not be wise for us to launch a direct attack on the Assad regime, nor would we have the authority to do that. So we are relatively powerless, except in our effort to have our leaders continue to speak out, and where possible, cut off any monetary aid that is being given to either Syria

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“Why should we respond at all? We cannot afford to try to right all the wrongs in the world, and when we try people hate us for it. “If the issue was in Canada or Mexico I could make a case for it. If Turkey, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, countries that border them, don't see a need to respond why should we? “We have enough to worry about at home.” F.S.D. “We have seen and experienced in the Bush administration how a U.S. unilateral intervention just leads to draining our military, physically and mentally. It also runs up enormous debt and seems to be forgotten in the long term by citizens at home. “With the administration currently winding down Afghanistan and much of the Iraq war behind us, the U.S. just doesn't have the resources to get involved in Syria.” “The Syrian situation is one that should be shocking to all of the civilized countries of this world. Therefore it needs to be a response that is sanctioned and devised through the United Nations or through NATO. “We have enough troubles at home right now and our military deserves a much-needed break. We cannot continue to try and be the saviors of police of the world. The efforts must be united with the willingness, money, and commitment of people from other countries.” I.P.

NEXT QUESTIONS Are you concerned that if Greece drops the Euro it will affect the U.S. stock market and the U.S. economy? Why or why not? Would you be willing to pay a toll for using the Brent Spence Bridge? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.



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highest degree and that a shredder be used to discard sensitive data that is no longer required. Theft of medications, Alice Pavey COMMUNITY PRESS including narcotics and psyGUEST COLUMNIST chotropics, from individuals with disabilities continues to be a concern. The best step to avoid theft of medications is to establish a strict system for monitoring their handling. All medications should be stored securely and safely. Overstocking medications should be avoided, since this presents a much greater risk of theft. Personal property can include money in its various forms (cash, checks, credit, debit and

ATM cards, etc.) as well as jewelry, electronics, clothes and even furniture. Cash needs to be secured appropriately and accounts reconciled on a frequent, scheduled basis to make sure expenses are appropriate and balances are accurate. Larger, more expensive items like electronics and furniture should be inventoried (including serial and model numbers) and tracked to protect an individual’s property. To protect themselves, individuals need education regarding the risks of sharing information with strangers. Make sure that individuals know how to report a theft. Provide access to appropriate phone numbers to local law enforcement, County Board Service Facilitators and the hotline number. If you are connected with someone who has a disability

that you suspect is being taken advantage of, please call our agency’s abuse and neglect hotline at 513-794-3308. This hotline is open 24/7. For more information about protecting yourselves and your loved ones from fraud and scams, visit Commissioner Hartmann’s web site at http:// fraud. Alice Pavey is superintendent of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, which is a Hamilton County government agency. More than 9,000 people with disabilities are annually served by the agency through a variety of educational, vocational, and other supports, as well as contracts with dozens of community non-profit providers.

Older Americans Month May was Older Americans Month and the perfect opportunity to express appreciation to seniors who have made, and continue to make, a significant difference in the lives of the people around them. It’s a time to recognize their achievements and contributions, while honoring the wisdom that older adults pass on to future generations. Like many, my life has been enriched by the collective wisdom of many seniors. When I was young, I used to ride my second-hand Schwinn bicycle, the kind with fat wheels and no gears, to my grandparents’ house several miles away. In my interactions with them - talking, listening to stories, playing games - I learned about life, family history and the values each so strongly believed in. My

grandparents weren’t the only seniors to impact my life, however. There have been other guides and Linda Eppler mentors along the way: COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST Aunts, uncles, COLUMNIST trusted friends, ministers and teachers. One Sunday school teacher taught me the importance of serving others, a value I have since passed along to my children and grandchildren. Older Americans Month was created in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy who, after a meeting with a group of senior citizens, felt the need to honor the service of older adults in communities

throughout our land. Not surprisingly, a great deal of the appreciation is directed to those older Americans who were actively involved in preserving our safety and freedom. And there are many. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are more than nine million men and women over the age of 65 today who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States. Finding one in Clermont County to thank for his or her service shouldn’t be difficult. At Clermont Senior Services, we are grateful for the commitment of older adults who show compassion for the needs of others.

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

Rapid warmth could bring smog earlier Remember the haze that can linger over our city during the summer months? Well, guess what… it’s back! Smog, that is. Hot, muggy weather has rapidly approached the Tristate and smog has come with it. The month of May typically starts the smog season and so far the area has seen temperatures rise into the upper 80s and 90s. What could this mean for the rest of the summer? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemicals that forms when sunlight “bakes” them. Smog is an irritating mixture of pollution that can make breathing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Smog consists of two different types of pollution, that both reside in Tristate area: ground level ozone and particulate matter (PM2.5). Ground level ozone is more prevalent because it is caused by vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline vapors and

chemical solvents. PM2.5 does not need sunlight to create it. It appears as dust, ash or soot or in Loren Koehler liquid form like fog. Some COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST sources that COLUMNIST create PM2.5 include wood burning, diesel and gas-powered engines, and power plants. Now that you know what smog is, what can you do to prevent it? A great first step is by “Liking” the Do Your Share Facebook page. This is a good way to learn new tips, keep up to date on smog alerts, and see when and where events will occur to obtain additional information regarding improving the Tristate region’s air quality. Additional ideas that can assist in improving air quality include: » Walk, bike or rollerblade on short trips.

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» Ride the bus. You can call Metro- (513) 621-4455 or TANK; (859) 331-TANK for schedule information. » RideShare or Vanpool. Call 1-800-241-RIDE for program details. » Keep your vehicle properly maintained. » Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m. » Do not top off at the pump » Use gas-powered equipment after 8 p.m. » Conserve electricity by turning up the thermostat and turning off unused lights, computers, TVs and radios. If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many Park & Ride lots around the Tristate area and take a bus. Simply spreading the word to friends and family is also a great tip. For additional information visit or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.

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





Rolf Mehler, right, of Miami Township gets his blood pressure checked May 5 by John Myers, a UC paramedic student. The checks were part of Super Senior Saturday at the Miami Township Civic Center. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Madge Moore, left, and Rosemary Reavill play mountain dulcimers May 5 at Super Senior Saturday. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Super Senior Saturday filled with activities Story and photos by John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — Seniors participated in a number of activities May 5 at Super Senior Saturday. One of the highlights of the event at the Miami Township Civic Center was the annual chair volleyball tournament, named in memory of the late Dr. Ray Bauer, former Milford High School principal. Other activities included live music, art displays, raffles and booths set up by vendors. The event was free and included a free lunch.

Teams compete in the annual chair volleyball tournament May 5 during Super Senior Saturday. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Joyce Grothaus of Miami Township shows some of her works of art May 5 at Super Senior Saturday at the Miami Township Civic Center. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jean Noel, right, of Miami Township gets some information about birds May 5 at Super Senior Saturday. Representing the Wild About Birds store in Milford are Dianne Ritter, left, and Peggie Flierl. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Brian Grothaus and his son, Ben, view art works by Brian's mother, Joyce Grothuas, on display May 5 at Super Senior Saturday. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS People attending Super Senior Saturday, May 5, listen to music played by Todd Fitter, on French horn, and Sharon Fitter, on cello. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Art Room. Works displayed throughout the center. Presented by Sycamore Center Artists. 686-1010; Blue Ash.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Literary - Crafts Star Wars Craft Days: Chewbacca Sock Puppet, 4-5 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Ages 12 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Music - Concerts Summer Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Outdoors. Sycamore Community Band, volunteer band of 65 members that performs repertoire of marches, classics, patriotic and pop. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Sycamore Community Band. 247-1330. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Shopping Flower Hour, 4-6 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Manager specials. Through June 28. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 7-9 p.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Business Seminars Smart Money Choices Conference Series, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Post-bankruptcy certification for the budgeting and credit and debt courses. Free. Registration required. 800-228-1102, option 1; Blue Ash.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Kevin Fox. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

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

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association model train display. Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.



St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road, Rides, raffle, games, food, music, bid ‘n’ buy booth, split-the-pot and more. Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries A Soup Opera by Jim Gill, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Read and sing book together. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Films JCC Summer Cinema Series, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, “Melting Away” (Namess Ba’geshem). $10, $8 members. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Music - Acoustic Bob Crawford, 7-11 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Acoustic rock covers from ‘60s to today. Free. 703-1447. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Lipid Profile and PSA, 6:30-9:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Lipid Profile includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. $20-$25. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; Madeira.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Soul Pocket Band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 7458550; Blue Ash.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., MVP Sports Bar & Grille, 6923 Plainfield Road, Free. 794-1400; Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Summer Enrichment Fun, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road, Weekly through Aug. 3. Reading enrichment program for children entering grades 1-6. Includes crafts, games, service projects and stories of hope. Free breakfast and lunch. Free. Presented by Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church. 271-9096; Madisonville.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.

Festivals St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Get Fit for Life, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Care Chiropractic, 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Information session on safe, rapid weight loss, doctor supervised and supported, non-drug, lifestyle education for permanent results. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Through Aug. 25. 489-9515; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden The Frisch Marionette Company's Variety Sho is coming to the Loveland Branch Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21. See hand puppets and trick marionettes perform songs, dances and comedy routines. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Public Library. THANKS TO PHYLLIS HEGNER

Road, Graduating senior of Ursuline Academy performing debut dance recital in Bharatanatyam, 2000-year-old dance form performed with jewelry and costumes. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 860-1456; Indian Hill.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; Madisonville.

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


Recorder Camp, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 25-29. Beginners welcome to five-day music camp. Finish camp knowing how to play a recorder, having learned a variety of playing techniques, complete songs and how to play with others. Ages 2-3. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Circus Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 1-4) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 5-8), Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 25-29. Learn age-appropriate skills including stilt-walking, the rolling globe, juggling, “tight wire,†clowning and more. Camp will be led by Steve Roenker, director of the My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, the area’s only non-profit education institution dedicated to youth circus. Circus Camp concludes with performance. $120. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Farm to Table II, 9:30 a.m.noon, Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, June 25-29. Grades 4-5. By experiencing the farm first-hand, campers will focus on sustainable practices and ways to better care for our environment. Enjoy the delicious recipes prepared while relying on food from the earth in its simplest form. $170. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

Recreation Rafting, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Rafting trip with Jewish young professionals, ages 21-35. Lunch provided. Meet at Mayerson JCC at 10 a.m. to carpool or caravan to Morgan’s Fort Ancient Canoe Livery. Ages 21 and up. $5. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300; Amberley Village.

MONDAY, JUNE 25 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 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. 351-5005; Madeira.

On Stage - Student Dance Nitika Subramanian: Arangetram, 3:30-6 p.m., Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given

insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville.

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

Terrarium Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Greenhouse, $5, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township. Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per

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Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through June 29. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. For kindergarteneighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 29. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and waterbased activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Summer Camp - Nature Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 29. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 10-12. $175. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Turner Farm Junior Farmer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 29. Work with products and resources on the farm, such as food, draft animals, farm equipment and wool. Campers must have completed at least one year of regular farm camp to be eligible. Ages 11-14. $175 per week. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Get Creekin’, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-3) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5), Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, June 25-29. Water, rocks and critters: spend the days exploring the waterways around Greenacres finding life under, in and around the water. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Younger Anglers, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Greenacres Pond Site. Grades 4-5. June 25-29. For fishing beginners. $115. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Summer Camp - Sports All Star Baseball and Softball Camp by Jump Start Sports, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through June 29. Girls and boys entering grades K-6 learn baseball fundamentals. Improve upon basics of batting, fielding, pitching, catching and base running. $120-$150. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Vertical Gardening Workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Bring wooden picture frame sized for 8-by-10 photo. $15, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries For Me, For You, For Later, 10:25-11:30 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Story time for preschoolers incorporates books and activities to help children learn basics of spending, saving and sharing. Ages 3-6. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Dance Classes Tippi Toes Dance Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Learn variety of dance basics and steps through imagination, singing and crafts. Snacks provided. Ages 3-7. $30-$35. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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

Films JCC Summer Cinema Series, 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “Arab Labor” (Avoda Aravit). $10, $8 members. 7617500; Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-6820; Kenwood.



Simplify: Homemade detergent, bread The more high tech I get in my professional life, the more low tech I want to be when I’m Rita home. Like Heikenfeld mowing the grass RITA’S KITCHEN around the herb garden with an oldfashioned reel mower. I love the sound that it makes and the fact that the only energy consumption it uses is mine. I decided to make my own dry laundry detergent too, just because I like the aroma and the fact that it takes so little to clean a full load of wash. Grandson Jack was my soap “sous chef” and helped stir up a batch.

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For the bar soap, traditionally this is made with

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Kentucky reader, is one of those persons who, in her own quiet way, makes a big bang of a difference in people who are blessed enough to know her. Bonnie is not only an expert seamstress, she is one heck of a good cook and excellent baker. I can say this with conviction since I was the recent happy recipient of a warm loaf of Bonnie’s freshly baked bread, personally delivered to me while I was at Natorp’s Florence store helping folks with their herb questions. Here is her recipe for a healthier wheat bread, full of flavor and a toothsome texture. Makes 2 large loaves or 3 medium loaves 1 cup whole wheat flour (Bonnie uses Kroger) 7 to 7½ cups bread flour (Bonnie uses Gold Medal Better for Bread flour) 2 envelopes rapid rise yeast (Bonnie uses Fleischmann’s) 2½ teaspoons salt 1½ cups milk 1½ cups water ¼ cup molasses ¼ cup butter

In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2½ cups bread flour, yeast and salt. Stir gently with a spoon to blend. Pour milk, water, molasses and butter in a saucepan and heat to 120 to 130 degrees. Using an electric mixer on low speed, gradually add this liquid to the flour mixture. Beat 2 more minutes on low. Add an

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additional 1 cup bread flour and beat an additional 2 minutes at medium speed. With spoon, stir in enough additional bread flour, scraping bowl occasionally, to make a soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead 8 to 9 minutes, adding additional bread flour until bread dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into large ball and cover with large buttered bowl; let rest for 10 minutes. Remove bowl and cut dough into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on how

About 30 to 35 minutes, if making 3 loaves When bread is done baking, turn out each loaf from bread pan onto a wire rack and allow to cool. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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Justice Department sues Instant Tax Service

The company that owns Instant Tax Service, and its founder, are under fire from federal authorities following more than 900 complaints from customers over the past three years. I have also received and reported on complaints about this company, which bills itself as the fourth largest tax preparation company in America. It claims to have hundreds of locations in 34 states, including here in the Tristate. Barbara Rice, of Goshen, visited one of those locations in February to have her taxes done. “They took my fees out of my state tax return so I got a $22 check. It was

written on something called Tax Tree. I waited about three weeks to cash it,” Rice said. Howard Tax Tree Ain is another HEY HOWARD! subsidiary of the corporation that owns Instant Tax Service. Rice says she was soon told there was a problem with its check. “So I went to my bank and they said my tax check had bounced. So the bank had taken the money out of my account and charged me $10 for the bounced check charge,” Rice said. Rice complained to

Instant Tax Service and said she was told it was her own fault for waiting to cash the check. She was told the check bounced because the company had switched banks in the weeks since the check was written. Rice says all this happened before April 15, when people were still filing their taxes. “I wouldn’t think I would be the only one this happened to. I just don’t know how you can stop processing checks through a bank in the middle of tax season,” she said. Rice eventually did get another check for her Ohio tax refund but she’s upset it did not include reimbursement for her

lent tax returns in order to maximize customer’s refunds so the firms could get larger fees directly from the customer’s refund checks. The lawsuit also says the firm has charged “outrageously high fees,” which it says are often not disclosed to customers. The firm is owned by Fesum Ogbazion, who started the business in Cincinnati back in 1994. Although I was unable to speak with Ogbazion, a company lawyer sent me a statement in response to my questions. The company disputes the allegations in the federal lawsuit saying it works hard to insure the independently owned franchises un-

bank’s bounced check fee. In addition, she says she’s been reluctant to cash it. There’s a phone number on the check to verify its authenticity but when she called she was told the company could not verify it. I’ve learned checks issued by Tax Tree had been returned in cities all over the country. I contacted Instant Tax Service and the company has now sent Rice a new refund check that includes the bounced check fee. But the United States Justice Department has filed suit seeking to close down the Dayton, Ohiobased Instant Tax Service. The suit says several franchisees filed fraudu-

derstand and comply with the law. The statement says the vast majority of about 200,000 tax returns were done correctly and in compliance with tax laws and regulations. “Instant Tax Service believes once more fact emerge and the entire matter is viewed in full contest, it will be clear that the company has not violated any laws or regulations,” the statement said. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

The summer worship schedule is now in progress with one service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. There is a nursery and visitors are always welcome. Various members of the congregation will provide special music at each service. The Wheel of Friendship is collecting health kits for Lutheran World Relief. Their goal is 100 kits. Ascension will donate school supplies to the Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS.). Collections include backpacks and dry erase markers. NEEDS services 16 schools in the area. In July the youth will participate in Lutheran Outdoor Ministries day camp at the church. A Healing Touch ministry is beginning at Ascension.Call the church office at 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-


Epiphany United Methodist Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes


and Sunday School classes.The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-grade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.

friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

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

PromiseLand Church The church has prayer revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

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Cathy Johnson

Cathy Johnson, 52, of Loveland died June 11. Survived by parents Joe and Delores Johnson; sister, Connie (Sam) Baynes; niece, Samantha Baynes; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services were June 16 at Loveland Christian Church, Loveland. Memorials to: Hope Homes No. 4, 8699 Columbia Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

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

Mark Raymond Marlatt

Mark Raymond Marlatt, 54, of Loveland died June 10. Survived by father, Raymond Marlatt; brothers Andrew, James and Patrick Marlatt; and sister, Mary MarlattMarlatt Helms. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara

Marie Marlatt; and brother, Matt Marlatt.

Shirley Mae Wheeler

Shirley Mae Wheeler, 84, of Loveland died June 8. Survived by sons Steve (Peggy) Cain and Scott (Sherri) Cain; daughters Jan (Brian) Flanery and Petty (Eric Drake) Riley; grandchildren David, Kyle, Doug, Justin, Christina and Laura; and eight grandWheeler children. Preceded in death by parents William and Geneva (nee Black) Kipp; and husband, Henry “Hank” Wheeler. Services were June 12 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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POLICE REPORTS LOVELAND Arrests/citations Joel Robert Davis, 24, 4702 Beechwood Road No. 304, capias, June 6. Maximilian J. Stafford, 24, 10215 Meadowknoll Drive, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use, liquor-open contaoner, liquor; purchase by minor; misrepresentation, June 6. Alix K. Whalen, 20, 7785 Volkerding Road, liquor; open container; drug paraphernaliause/possess, drug abuse-possess/ use, disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm, June 6. Rodney A. Cooper, 25, 101 Heidelberg Drive, drug paraphernalia-use/possess, June 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault-knowingly, theft-dangerous drug, drug abuse-obtain, possess, use, drug paraphernalia, drug paraphernalia-use/possess At 664 Park Ave., June 9. Liquor; open container; drug paraphernalia-use/possess, drug abuse-possess/use, liquor; purchase by minor; misrepresentation, disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm At 10601 Loveland-Madeira Road, June 6. Misuse of credit card-use expired, revoked etc… At 126 S. Lebanon Road, June 7. Theft At 117 S. Wall St., June 6. Vandalism At 10601 Loveland-Madeira Road, June 6.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Brandon Waldron, 20, 5692 W. Day Circle, criminal damage, May 26. Ryan O'Leary, 22, 1744 Schneider Road, drug abuse, May 26. Justin A. Murphy, 18, 2 E. Interwood, drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 26. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, May 27.

Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, May 27. Bryan R. Woolum, 19, 6844 Shiloh, underage consumption, May 27. Daniel L. Blanchard, 44, 5680 Greimann, drug abuse, paraphernalia, obstructing official business, May 29. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, May 29. Juvenile, 17, unruly, May 30. Tiffany M. Saddler, 28, 1282 Holland Drive, drug possession, May 29. Cameron J. Carr, 20, 4575 Schoolhouse, criminal trespass, May 30. Aaron J. Edmisten, 24, 13336 Ohio 125, drug possession, driving under influence, May 30. Paul A. Juergens, 19, 6170 S. Shadowhill, obstructing official business, May 31. Michael J. Johnson, 21, 181 Brightwater, domestic violence, May 31. Bonnie Penrod, 68, 5816 Highview, domestic violence, May 31. Tonya L. McKay, 35, 5816 Highview, domestic violence, May 31. Nicholas E. Hawkey, 28, 1189 Brightwater, tampering with evidence, May 31. Chelsea M. Miller, 38, 5720 Hilltop Way, drug possession, obstructing official business, June 1. Joshua E. Cutter, 32, 976 Tarragon, disorderly conduct, June 1. James E. Wolf, 33, 1181 Brightwater No. 6, disorderly conduct, June 1. Sheelah N. Parker, 43, 1092 Hayward, improper handling of firearms, endangering children, driving under influence, June 2. Shawn R. McNeely, 27, 3363 Alexis, open container, June 2. Taylor R. Roy, 20, 306 Commons, drug possession, June 3. Chelsea McKinney, 20, 306 Commons, drug abuse, June 3. Robert T. Cassan, 55, 12 Meadow Drive, open container, June 3.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000 » Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 suffered a self inflicted gunshot at 1263 Eagleridge, June 3. Breaking and entering AC unit taken at 5649 Wittmer Meadows, May 30. Burglary Laptop computer, etc. taken; $2,100 at 311 Center St., May 27. Criminal damage Business sign damaged at 913 Ohio 28, May 26. Line cut on AC unit on vehicle at 947 Ohio 28, May 26. Window screen damaged on mobile home at 969 Ohio 28 No. 63, May 28. Drug paraphernalia Item found in student's purse at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, May 29. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 601 Commons, May 27. Theft Plants taken from Kroger; $51 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, May 25. A flatbed trailer was taken; $27,000 at 6083 David Lee Smith Court, May 25. Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 5983 Meadowcreek, May 25. Wallet taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 129, May 25. Sunglasses taken from Meijer; $65 at Ohio 28, May 28. Coins taken from vehicle; $20 at 717 Windfield, May 26. Copper piping taken; $600 at 5802 Happy Hollow, May 29. Two dryers taken off truck at Rent A Center; $800 at Ohio 28, May 29. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $42 at Ohio 28, May 29. Gas siphoned from vehicle at

Tribble Refrigeration; $54 at Buckwheat Road, May 30. Trailer and scaffolding taken; $3,200 at 6064 Kells, May 30. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton's; $7.34 at Ohio 28, May 30. Wallet taken from vehicle at Auto Zone at Ohio 28, May 26. Furnace taken; $3,000 at 1317 Gatch Court, May 31. Money, etc. taken; $750 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 129, May 31. Purse taken from vehicle; $825 at 732 Middleton Way, May 31. Unlisted items taken from vehicle; $1,335 at 5753 Richland, June 1. Swings taken from Rainbow Playsets; $2,307 at Molly Lane, June 1. Two batteries taken off equipment at McCracken Trucking; $1,000 at Glendale Milford Road, June 3. Vandalism Benches damaged at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, May 29.

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